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>> good afternoon. i'm supervisor yee representing district that. i want to thank you all for being here today, we're here today unified for children and families yes (clapping) we are honored to have not only mayor ed lee but assembly member tom who is on his way to join us today. thank you. (clapping.) this is a special day for san francisco children we'll be
introducing the final version off our legislation the children and families first initiative today at the board of supervisors meeting the final result was much, much input. from mire colleagues and from mayor lee's office the reward for working together is a strong, strong piece of legislation supported by not only by me but all 11 members of the board of supervisors and mayor ed lee. (clapping.) san francisco's population totaled children population is approximately one hundred and 9 thousand children. 56 thousands of those attend our publics schools there's about 35 thousand children between the age of zero and 5.
this is why we're asking voters to support the children and families initiative which brings amendments to our city chart of four elements number one reorientation of our children and family fund passed in 1991 and 2001. two the reauthorization the fund for the enrichment passed in 2004 one of those dates. number 3 modification of the rainy day reserves to become two see reserves and we will have baegs that that number 4 asking for the creation of the family council shared by mayor ed lee and superintendant. we have several goals to
consider. strengthening the existing children's fund and the public education enrichment fund and flrsdz resources and allow for more flexibility toe meet additional children and you and increased efficiency and provided better oversight. and highlights of the children and families initiative includes many things the creation of the children and families land that puts children first in providing city services and infrastructure including housing and number 2 the creation of the community advisory committee for the office of early chair and education and 3 the creation of the oversight and advisory committee for the department of children youth and their families and number 4 allow for original free school for all
children serving children zoo to 5 with priority on the four years old and expanding the definition of transitsal age youth. number of increasing the set aside for children's services by 33.3 percent over a four-year period. number 7 increasing the amount of fund to our public schools by at least 6 million and 8 rainy day rules that provides san francisco school district to allow the district to have oethd for this allocation. the children between zero and 18 in san francisco is only 18.4 percent of our population making it the lowest in the united states.
the city must do better for your children and families this legislation will get us closer to doing a better job. first, i want to bring up mayor ed lee to kickoff today's program i'd like to visit him up and thank you for being here today to support this crucial measure mayor ed lee >> thank you supervisor yee. hello even e everybody happy summer in san francisco. this is to introduce something that the board has been working on and soberly supervisor yee and city leaders a lot of family and neighborhood advocates people that have been working on this for a very, very long time and you tell result is we say a united front in the city it's children and families first in the november ballot and thanks
to the entire board amazing voting their work is reflected in the hard work our offices do together to have a shared policy agenda for the entire city focused on our children, our youth and families. you know, we have one of the best public schools systems in the nation thanks to this incredible school board and the staff we have and we've been making record nichlts north e never letting the episodes that the state or national government effect us two negatively but we've attempted to recover that's why we have one of the best schools not only in the classroom what happens before and after that's with the families and in our neighborhood. and that's both of these
incredible sources has come together to support but the backdrop of a school that's improving and, in fact, not only do we enjoy record niechlts from the city but the private investments for the foundations that are putting their money together like the benny harassing foundation with their contributions to the middle school initiative but it climates all the foundations that are working with us they believe that early education and sustained support at the school system will help all the families improve and give the skills we need for the 21st century. this children and families first initiative brings together the children's fund and the public
enrichment fund those are incredible fund and need to be renewed but we have not only renewed them in this initiative we've adding for conflict of interests and creating accountability we've heard parents throughout the city they've never heard a lot of our programs they don't know where to enroll we want them to be provided with all the contributions that our city has been given but all the great programs and want to make sure that all the families that deserve our support get it in a way in which to in fact, and here heard from parent to have a more efficient system and let's not have me find out when my kids are in the teens there are so many great programs we've got
to get a system that i think this is reflected in this initiative to have families analyst it easier and to increase it at the time not only when the city is plentiful but when the city wants to enjoy more investments and i'm happy to join the entire board of supervisors the elected officials and tom who started a lot of this back in the days when he was supervisor i give him credit along with applicant working together they're pushing hard to make sure we have the best programs and we have the opportunity to have this conversation with the public this november. we're going to have the best children enrichment programs in the world here in san francisco.
raids our families here and get our kids in the public schools? going to be the best city for the families here >> thank you, mayor ed lee he did a pretty good job introducing assembly speaker tom he's also going to be considered an educator and the only reason we're talking re30 years anything is because of tom. thank you very much (clapping.) very kind words this is so cool i was going to photo bomb the mayor we'll wait on this. i was talking to commissioner 1915 (i) state plan hcbc about 24 or 25 years ago this women and men came in and presented this no idea and i said well, i like it i've taught school i say this was many, many deficiency
on resources so sometimes under the reagan bush years they'll take all the money away from the school district and have a skeleton crew but we needed to prioritize well kids are worth it we've got push back you, you know, it's a carve out but to me it was a compensation for all the years there were no money nor education and parks and libraries this was quite gifrt i'm glad to be here to start the engines on our school district system the business community has the criticism but superintendant co-sponsor random has done a good job so when businesses is this this and that
when you want a worldwide school system to produce world-class folks we need you to be helpful and to understand that that's why i want to say a big thank you to warren around the k3wrish9 program prop h, you know, (clapping) i was the lion tamper the guy who inherited the cats. he would curse and scream and showed me a to the once he got other activist tans to go neutral or support the willingly he was the bank we had a stunning victory on this sports and aortas and preschool it was a wonderful thing in san francisco the town that time
forgot e and the rainy day fund i knew what it was like to get a pink slip i said i'd rather wear one then get one kids related to a certain teacher and the teacher was begun we're one of the few places in california that really didn't have large layoffs so it's been a great journey without the board of supervisors and the school district working no partnership now and then none of this could happen once a teacher also a teacher i knew there was a difference between the city and school governs when the
supervisors got elected to a certainly district all of a sudden the parents are asking for a crossing guard there is no heat in the classroom and the initiative placing class that was recommended in 2000 came screaming to me i don't know about schools additional they learned so thank you. (clapping.) >> thank you tom. so i want to give an acknowledge this is thank you to the school board members concluding vice president emily and hydra mendosa and joe as mentioned already there's 11 supervisors that have signed on those co-chairs i'm proud to have that support so i'll acknowledge them quickly.
president chiu, supervisor tang. supervisor kim. supervisor david campos. supervisor mar. supervisor wiener. (clapping.) and i'll bet you they're all around somewhere but right now i want to bring up two supervisors that really worked hard with my office to put this altogether. their staff were incredible. and putting a lot of time and crafting something that is so strong that i believe its going to turn the tide around when it comes to children's staying in san francisco so let me bring up both supervisor avalos and supervisor kim to say a few words. supervisor avalos (clapping.) thank you, norman i want to say it's been a honor to work with you and helping to craft of the
children family initiative that's not been easy but it's one that we set out to do together and really by who is here on the steps of city hall the foundation of the community community and the which shall and families that will be getting the services we've done a great effort to pull together a great initiative to look at jashthsz for years to come in san francisco to make this work 26 years into the future from cradle to adulthood a pathway for opportunity and education and health and health care for housing services all those things are going to be in the children family initiative and a great source of funding foreign the school district and tall i'll this is under the theme we
care about the kids in san francisco i've drafted the children's fund part of the children family initiative by sitting bull i'll do that again we've put our minds together and see what life we can do this from the mayor ed lee and the board of supervisors and the foundation community and the lgbt community we've done that. and i want to say thank you it's been great to be part of the process and move to the ballot and win thanks >> (clapping) >> so i realize i'm stand on the stage with 6 other school board president's we've all served on the leadership the board of education