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that's my advice. please take it. on the other hand, a lot of stuff is going on and i can't explain it, but half of -- hard to explain it. but arc have a dance tonight and some other stuff going on. san francisco people have last friday 3:30-4. maybe we will cancel. not sure about it. about what do you talk about and see what will happen. in june 4 is come up for the
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dinner. last thing i want to say, the summer games coming up at end of june. friday, saturday and sunday is great for that and people -- the deadline is may 17, coming around the corner. if you want to sign up, do it now and bring the money in now. thank you very much. have a nice day. have a good trip. i will be back for no. 7. >> thank you very much. neale? >> good afternoon commissioners, my name is neale plattel planning director by coalition. today i'm very excited to announce a special event. the san francisco
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bicycle coalition with mayor's office of disability, the office of adults in aging services and borp, which is bay area outreach and recreation program. we'll be hosting an adaptive cycling event is for people with physical disabilities are able to ride custom made bicycles. some of these bicycles are hand powered, some have a tandem what's called pilot trained volunteer or staff pulling the position and there are people providing recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. very excited to bring them to san francisco to give people who live in san francisco the opportunity to experience something that perhaps they never have before. so the event is on june 9th, on the sunday streets routes in
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the dog patch. i apologize, i do not have a printed flyer with me today. we are finalizing the content. it should be ready next week and i will make sure i send over electronic copies and printed to copies to you all of if you can spread the news to all of your contacts, we want to make sure as many people come. this bicycle coalition we'll be providing volunteer power to make sure everything runs smoothly. mta is a very strong partner. last week was bike to workday. it was great to have carla and perhaps some of you participated as well. it was the biggest bike to workday we had. more than two-thirds of
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traffic on market street was bicycles and to us more people bicycling means more spots for parking and more spots on the bus. thank you carla for joining us. i know that we are all working together safer streets. i wanted to update you on recent coming events. thank you very much. >> thank you. is there anymore public comment? okay. step up to the mic. >> any bridge line? >> i filled out a speaker card.
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my name is jackie bryceon. i was commended for my tireless and unending work. that's when i was able to walk and i had not been crippled into walker because of non-accommodation. i have been fighting diligently to the best of my ability which carl can tell you. i'm here today because i assigned myself a homework assignment to find out if san francisco passed ada reasonable accommodation policy. thanks to heather who did homework as directed by joanna and i discovered, drum role, that ordinance no. the
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file no. 204 was signed into law on april 30, 2010. it's already in the computer. you can get your own complete file from the clerks office. that's what i'm going to talk about in item 9. our second public speaking. and oakland should take out a page out of our playbook. i went to the human rights commission and spoke and that particular agenda minutes of april 25, of april 13. my comments was to say the door was working. the last couple of times i went it refused to obey me. i hate that. the chair asked us to tell her if there was a problem to tell her. she
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contacted the mayor's disability office and the ordinance is 90-10 and it concerned me that the hrc and mayor's office of disability didn't know about it. it's rather short and my concern was that there was to be publicity and that didn't happen. i would suggest and i can speak to carla later and joanna about this coming to compliance with the compliance. the other thing that concerns me seriously is what to do if you need to have reasonable accommodations and you didn't get it. i was trying to get reasonable accommodations august of 2010 and i didn't know this had been passed and i suffered at the hands of the evil landlord. thank you. i will see you on item 7 as well. >> thank you very much.
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>> if you can, when you fill out your speaker card, i didn't see your item, that's why i didn't call it. it doesn't have 3 on here. i'm sorry. thank you very much. is there anymore public comment? okay. thank you very much. seeing there is no more public comment. the report from the chair, good afternoon, everyone. i am chair wilson and i would like to mention a couple of things in my report. last month director carla johnson talked about the sro technical assistance manual that was developed to help landlords and installing grab bars in the restroom in the safest way possible. the
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council members have had an opportunity to look at the manual closely and our last executive meeting and we finally support the mayor's office disability efforts on this important project. i also want to remind you that we would like to make public comment, but when we have multiple people wish to go speak on each team we reserve the right to limit public comment time to one or two minutes so that everyone has a chance to talk. okay. sorry, you guys. i'm very new at this. you guys are going to have to get used to me. in my report. i'm still on the chairs report.
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i would just like to mention in the beginning some events that is going to happen and i will mention them at the end real fast. one day, next month is mental health month. if i don't know. we are going to be bumping here. please come to our meeting and tell others to come to our meeting. we have the mental health walk which is a free walk next month, june 1st at golden gate meadows. then we have going on at the public library mental health hope day. a series of recovery stories from nomey's free services. i will be presenting at that workshop so you will get to see me in a different
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form at the main library here in san francisco june 8, from 11:00-1:00. all events at the library are free. get to the library and check it out. it is a world of of resources. a lot a lot a lot. okay. you guys, that is my report. now we will have a report from the director of the mayor's office on disabilities. >> thank you, cochair wilson. i'm carla johnson. it's good to see everybody again this month. i'm going to be keeping my report fairly brief today because we have some very important agenda items and a brief presentation on housing and from the accessible parking advisory committee meeting and i want to make sure we have time for those. at the end of my report, joanna will give us a very short update on some of
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the different complaints and calls that we have received. i have two topics, the mayor's budget town hall meeting and the guardian. the mayor's budget town hall meeting has been going on the last two weeks. the last one is tomorrow from 1 is tomorrow 2 weeks. the last 1 is tomorrow from 10:00-1130 at galileo high school. 1150 san francisco street. i have attended all of the mayor's budget town hall meeting and the format has been pretty much the same at each of them. namely there are some introductory remarks by the mayor and the supervisors office and a presentation by the mayor's budget analyst and then it's turned over to public comment because the purpose of these town hall meetings is to hear from the citizens about
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their priorities for how to city spends it's money on the discretionary funding. there are some reoccurring themes at the town hall meetings. we heard from different hiv and aids non-profits and positive resources and they spoke very passionately about the need for funding especially in light of federal state cuts. the living campaign also mobilized a very vocal constituency advocating support for the b top program. this was a federal grant that was responsible for putting computers and tutors in city college neighborhood resource centers and senior centers. this is the way the technology can be a life looik -- line to connect people that don't have access. that grant experience
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has expired. they have put it in their budget to continue the funding but the advocates did a very good job to make sure our policy makers understood this was a priority. there was also advocacy for continued funding for services administrated by dos including in home services and pedestrian safety was an issue across all communities. we heard from a high school student talked about her friend killed on a crosswalk. she really made the plea that everybody needs to slowdown. i mention the town halls because last year it was my observation that the board and the mayor's and supervisor really listened to people when they spoke at these meetings and they took steps to prioritize funding for these very important programs. i urge you again to attend tomorrow's meetings if you have
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not attended one already. that is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 at galileo high school. my next item is golden guardian. the scenario was similar to the earthquake. our council has been very active in making sure that our plan in san francisco addresses the needs of people with disabilities. this is a large exercise across many different city departments, collaboration with the red cross. what was unique this year is that we had participation by our disabilities disaster preparedness council committee members who went to a live shelter and with some of their constituents that they serve
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they participated and were themselves people with disabilities presenting at the shelter, giving the red cross a little trial run on what it would be like to ask the right questions to find the right resources so we can shelter together in the community. there was also a story that you might have seen in a newspaper about a mass disaster seating exercise and that was in tenderloin on golden gate avenue. the people who provide feeding on a daily basis like saint anthony's and meals on wheels, they all collaborated the way they would need to after a disaster by setting up a mass feeding for 6,000 people. they served hot dogs and chili and they practiced playing together. >> i know that the ddpc members
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will give you a much detailed report. we didn't have time to include that in the report for later this afternoon, but we will be bringing this back to you for the next meeting. that concludes my directors report. i would like to have joanna to tell us about some of the cases and calls that we have seen. >> good afternoon council members. my name is joanna. i will be giving you a two minute review of the last month. overall our office received close to 150 calls that represented inquiry service request, referrals and complaints. the majority of our calls were actually service request and referrals, but a large number more than usual
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has been request for technical assistance around legal issues. the main trends for our complaints have been three so far, the public right of way because as the weather gets better we get out and about more. so they notice disruption on the path of travel. services support animal discrimination issues and most importantly sro and reasonable accommodations and housing problems. so it's very timely that we will be having housing agenda an items today. finally i want to highlight one case which involves the holiday plaza elevator. it's often miss communicated or there is misinformation that they is --
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elevator is maintained by bart or munis. this is the complaint that we got in our office based on the fact there was not enough information or effective communication about the status of repairs for that elevator. so after some fact finding and research, we tracked down the right department which is actually department of public works that maintains they will -- elevator which is the only point of access to the visitor center and as a result of that complaint, the department of public works is now posting better signage that clearly denotes the proper number to call when this -- elevator is out of service. if you are
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using this -- elevator take note of the sign. so this is important to hear from the public. if you have comments for us or feedback, please give us a call4155 554-6789. for voice.4155 556-6799 t t y. we would love to hear from you. >> thank you miss joanna. now council man skip. excuse me if i say your name wrong. >> that's okay. good afternoon. the disability community has a long history of challenges to object obtaining affordable
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and acceptable housing. they have unpleasant results and are forced into institutions or out into the streets. locally the problem was exacerbated when the government cut this aid. the grant cut construction of affordable housing in san francisco. their loss was demonstrated to the lives of thousands of san francisco citizens. to provide adequate and safe housing for our most vulnerable neighbors is not just a good idea for a justice model. it's a service right. over the course of the last 10 months, the mayor's disability council has been focusing on housing issues for the disability community in san
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francisco. i am going to briefly review previous presentations to illustrate two things. first, it is important to underscore this complex issue which requires a comprehensive study to understand and secondly, that the mdc is taking time to do that detailed research before making it's own recommendations. in september 2012 we had presentations by the human services agency and by source to shares describing supporting housing opportunities they provide. in october of 2012, the mdc was given an overview from the san francisco department of public health about their supportive housing programs including information about the homeless outreach team. november 2012 brought together representative from the mayor's office on disability, senior and disability action and the mission sro collaborative to
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provide community perspectives on supportive housing and sro's. sro's are single room occupancy hotels. at the february meeting, they providing an overview of programs at the mayor's office of hope. hope stands for housing opportunity housing engagements. today we'll be hearing from the mayor's point of view on housing. we'll discuss proposition c, the affordable housing trust fund to expand on affordable housing in san francisco. it was the hope of many that the proposition c trust fund would replace the funds lost by the elimination by the redevelopment agency. while that maybe true in the long run, there may be likely declining budgets for the next several years. therefore it's
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of great concern for housing issues and interest in the presentation that i'm pleased to introduce trees i theresa i -- yonga. >> thank you for inviting us. i have a powerpoint presentation that i will put on the screen and try to describe to the best of my ability. so my apology in advance. the affordable housing trust fund as council member, thank you for the very good introduction was an initiative proposition c passed in november. we wanted to pass a little bit information about
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that about the problems that we work on and that what we have to work with in the future and given our funding source and our pipeline. what we would like to cover, i would like to cover this overview about who the mayor's office of housing is and a few of our programs. the document called the analysis of pediment report which is what we are required to do as part of our federal entitlement funds and what we found in that particular report and also go over prop c or the housing trust fund, a little bit overview on that and pipeline of affordable housing and our goals towards striving increased accessibility. so the mayor's office of housing we
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are the city's housing finance agencies especially in the light of redevelopment last year. we are tasked with the creation and preservation of affordable housing and we use a variety of funding sources. one of our primarones is federal funding specifically the home program and the community development block grant funds or cd b g as they are commonly known. that is the entitlement as it comes from urban development from san francisco and it's nationwide. we also receive funding from the state. the department of housing and community development a particular program called cal home and locally we receive what are called housing fees and market rate developers when they bill below the rate market rates for inclusion housing
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rate and the housing trust fund. with redevelopment in 2012, we have lost approximately $50 million of an -- annual investment. the mayor's office of housing we have been named as the success or housing agent to redevelopment agency and now we have received the so-called assets of the former redevelopment agency that are in operation. we are also responsible for working with the success or agency or what is now known as the office of community investment and infrastructure. we are still responsible for doing major development areas in mission
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bay, transbay and hunters point shipyard candle stick point and we are going to work with their goals and production in those areas and lastly as success or and investment and infrastructure there is a particular obligation that they must replace 6700 units of affordable housing in the 60s 70s and it's called their housing demolition what some know as urban renewal. there is still 5800 units that need to be replaced. with the loss of redevelopment, the mayor's office of housing, has grown
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now to 8,000 units for the foreseeable future. >> we have a few documents and plans that we follow as our guiding documents just to put our work in context. one of the most important documents that we use is the consolidated plans. it's a five year planning document that we are mandated to prepare with a lot of public comments as how we use our federal entitlements and all of our public service grants and affordable housing production and trying to meet the needs of low income communities in san francisco. another key document is the san francisco tenure plan. you may have heard about this when you had the presentation from the human services agency or department of public health.
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hope sf which is our transformative document to tackle the dire conditions of the larger public developments like hunters view and portrero. another document is by the age use task force and that plan specifies a goal of building 400 units for housing transition age youth. transition age youth are from 18-24, youth emancipating out of foster care and the document which guides the homeless housing and homes services within the city and uses things like to federal mckinney program. the analysis of impe