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ride sharing the t nc are not and finally completed the sf park pilot we recorded back a few meetings back in the summer and b will be coming forward with recommendations with the theory of sf park two dramatic pricing we'll improve the reliability and reduce congestion muni is improving transportation issue which include the creation of the network and improving reliability we've talked about the outdoor boarding and making the system smallest with technology with the safety assess we've had capital projects and we'll have a lot more coming over the cows of 2015 and goal 3 a live ability
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issue with the affordability it is challenged and the quality of life is something that the transportation is much a part of insuring we can maintain we did a study it demonstrated the policy bolstering the local committee and working to reduce our fingertip in terms of the energy and heard the governance committee and working hard to improve the project delivery to deliver on the capital there's the divorce have provided to us you've heard earlier from john with with a great delivery with the central subway on time and on budget and we expect the rest of our project to follow suits in terms of improving the
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workforce in the workplace to deliver on the rest of the goals through creating a culture of service to go along with the culture of safety insuring that all employees have clear expectations for their performance and get honest feedback and in here we recognize employees for they're great work ms. booze may reference to last year's close out fiscally the budget the service increase for free muni we've heard about today and adding for staff so we can better and better support the service on the capital side a significant investment that's been realized because of prop a that is part of the bigger transportation initiative we've had the task force started by
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mayor ed lee and co-chair by metcalf and on that recommended up to $3 billion of new investments in the next 15 years which prop a was the first down payment we're focusing on murray our progress for each the objectives in the strategic plan 4 goals and a key performance indicator for each the objectives we've met our goal and are working on the strategic action items we've completed the lions share of those so that's the lincoln fast version i'm sure you've read in our annual report and aaron will be happy to sign your paper copies i want to acknowledge that the mayor
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that the board your leadership particularly of the employees of the mta responsible for this work 5 thousand hard working people responsible for the outcomes and it set us up for success in the years to come. >> one thing i like about it acknowledging we're not made the modules but this give us the credibility but no one lo would building it i appreciate that but it looks at nice there are pictures of employees and i think it does employees and various civic leaders and advocates that makes a big difference as i've said a number of times this is the most used strategic plan i've been involved in this talks about how we're doing and yet ready to go
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so i appreciate i know it took a lot of work. >> members of board. >> i mean, i'll chime in it looks at gorgeous and the photos of the employees and the community members and, of course, chairman north koreans picture. >> it's a great report your i think the fiscal on the strategy plans keeps everything focused it makes it real clear. >> anyone else if not members of the public howard wong. >> he's the only person that turned in a speaker card. >> howard i think you missed the comments of the lower bus low floor buses are also a very important part of the transit preferential streets program adapt by the citizens in 2003
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prop k portland, oregon had a change to ride their system check it out i was impress with their he long term planning low floor buses were an integral part avoiding the platforms that we and seen in san francisco when i see as a more disruptive and creating an obstacle in our streets moving forward with the lower floor vehicles of all types of vehicles and rail systems maybe we should look at the low floors although it creates a dual system in regards to the reports people have told me that can 0 donor is an important part of
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reporting it would be level to have a simple because of things that have been criticized let's look at r look at switch backs and people are been critical and rather than gloegz over them let's start having measurements over time to see how we've progressed even though we didn't progress having that information will have participation among the public. >> no one else exterminates to address the board. >> no one else. >> well happy holidays to everybody and see you again next year see you
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thank you very much
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>> good morning. welcome back to the department of aging and adult services
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commission meeting. could we have roll call. >> president edna james? >> present. >> vice president gustavo serina. >> here. >> commissioner itani. >> here. >> commissioner loo? >> here. >> commissioner ow. >> here. >> commissioner roy? >> here. >> commissioner sims. >> here. >> please note that director mcspadden is also present. >> can we have approval of the december 3rd agenda. >> so moved. >> second. >> it's been moved and seconded that we approve the agenda for today. all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed, ayes have it and so the motion is carried. the november 5th commission meeting minutes, we have a few changes here, and then i will
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ask for a motion to accept. on page 2 of the minutes i understand it should be case report it should be december 8th. >> 6th, commissioner. >> it was 6th, but it should be 8th. >> on the case report, mine says "10." >> last sentence -- last line. >> it should say "first" bridget. >> first? >> first. >> so is it the 8th or the 1st? >> the 1st, because we already had it. all right. so they had it on the 1st, that changes that. okay. so we do have a correction. that should be the 1st.
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and then i have a change on page 3 at the top. a motion to correct daas address to the commission bylaws on page 1 should read as the bylaws said, 1650 mission street, the 5th floor, suite 500, san francisco. california, 94103. the commission telephone number should be added in that. on the same page, under "motion to add middle section." motion to add words on page 3 "duties of the president." at the end it should be "subject to confirmation by the san francisco board of supervisors, who will be renewed every four years." so that should be added on that page.
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and then the other correction was on page 5. where she has "5." and under that report to the committee chair, that should be no. 6. so those are my changes. instead of reading just a report, the number should be 6. so with that, if there are any other changes, i would accept a motion to approve the minutes with the changes. >> motion to approve the minutes as amended. >> second. >> it's been moved and seconded that we approve the minutes as amended. all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed? ayes have it and so the motion is carried. thank you. next employee recognition. the department of aging and
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adult services commission will honor tanisha hogan in-home supportive services department of >> good morning. so very happy today to be able to honor tanisha hogan for all the work she has done, and just like ann normally does i would like to have everyone from ihss stand up today. [ applause ] so megan and i work very closely together, megan and i work very closely together and
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i have been hearing for the past number of months how much work you guys have been slammed with and i want to say in ihss, when i go down there and walk around, people have such a great attitude and really know that you are doing this for the clients. and it's amazing to me, given all of the things that get slammed on ihss, more and more regulations and all of that, that people manage to have such a great attitude and really care about the worker that they are doing because i know it's not easy for you all. everybody here is from a generic unit, but i know you are dealing with more and more complex cases and you are the ones working with some of our most difficult to serve clients and to be able to do that and have that skill is pretty incredible and thank you for for being here to support tanisha, but for all the work that you do together. tanisha, the people who nominate you had had some things to say about that you i
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want to read outloud, because i don't want to miss anything that they said. tanisha hogan has workeds a senior social worker for the in-home supportive services program for over five years. tanisha's work is exemplary and demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and orderliness in performing her designated tasks and tanisha not only demonstrates a great understanding of how to administer the rules and regulations ihsr, but exhibits an ability to work tirelessly and diligent on a case load consisting on a multitude of complex cases. tanisha approaches her responsibility to assist her clients with a desireness and willing tons resolve. tanisha's approach to her clients displays patience, tact and compassion. due to tanisha quality of work and positive and can-do attitude she has been designate and acting supervisor within
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her unit. tanasha's work has been acknowledged by her clients in the form of phone calls and letters of appreciation and gratitude. tinasha's dedication to her role as a senior social worker is an asset and greatly approached. on behalf of daas and on behalf of the commission, thank you so much forever for your work and congratulations on being employee of the month. [ applause ] >> thank you. i do know that there is a great demand for our people in their homes, and i think that is one of the main problems in terms of what our job is how can we keep people in their homes and provide that care? we're really short of manpower in terms of people wanting to do this kind of work. so i know and i appreciate what you are doing, because it's a great
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demand out there and it's growing. thank you. [ applause ] >> next on the agenda is reports. the director's report, shireen. >> yes, good morning, commissioners. so i just wanted to let you know and most of you probably know that ann is away in washington, d.c., she is on the board of the national association of area agencies on aging and she is there representing san francisco, which is great and will probably come back with great information about what is going on at the federal level. hopefully some of it good. so she did ask me to say one thing
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and that is that this year has been particularly difficult in terms of us getting our -- all of our money out of door, and dave can attest to this. but we had so many add-backs this year and we have been talking about this a little bit. we had so many add-backs that our staff has been working diligently to get the money out to our contract community. it's just been hard, because there is just really a huge amount and a lot of little things and some big things and it's been a huge amount of work for our contract staff in particular and they have done a very good job, but it's just taking a lot longer than we had hoped. we have the nutrition nofa allocations basically complete and should have those decisions for you on the docket for next month. but if you are hearing things out in community about why it's taking so long, that is just the reality of what we're going
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through this year. i am going to give a little bit of the director report time to tom nolan. he is going to talk about the free muni for seniors and what is happening for that and he can speak to it better than i can. so he is going to talk about that. >> good morning madam chair and members of the board, members of the commission. it's kind of nice to be on this side of the commission. we sat here yesterday for almost five hours in mine. >> oh, my. >> it's a really good chance starting in the new year to offer free muni for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities. it's something that i have wanted to do for a long, long time and we're finally able to do it. it's not fully set yet. we have a lot of advocates out yesterday and we appreciate that. i ride the bus all the time and i can tell you that the need is so great and you can tell how difficult life is for seniors with low-income and persons with disabilities.
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the third tuesday at 1:00 in the afternoon we'll hold a hearing and make the decision at that point and expect it to be implemented very quickly, because we directed the staff last year to begin preparations for this in advance. most likely it will be an honor system. we'll see how that works. i'm not sure if it's a pilot or do it fully all at once. i wanted to mention -- it's very important to the disabled community, the ramp vans, ramp vehicles and yesterday we waived the fees for ramp vehicles to incentivize drivers to drive and pick up folks with disabilities. that is another piece of great news. you are welcome to come in january and it will be wonderful for the people of san francisco and the people that we serve. any questions? >> the good news, i just wanted to hear the good news again. come january, seniors ride free on muni. >> the second meeting in
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january, the second tuesday in january the board will consider that and most likely adopt it. there is strong support on the board and strong staff support and strong support from the senior and disabled community. it will be sometime thereafter, but it will be a great day. >> there are other cities that offer this, but it's first for us. it has proved very successful and we think it will be a big help to seniors with low-income and persons with disabilities. >> can you tell us more about the young people with the free muni ride, is this for any time? >> yes. >> younger people? >> students are eligible for the free lunch program in schools. are eligible for this. get a clipper card and can ride
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any time they want. that is 30,000 kids who are taking advantage of that every day. and we're very proud of that one, too. >> so that is the only small amount of the kids that we have in the city? >> that is almost everybody who qualifies for the free lunch program. the senior programs we're not going to have -- it's going to be an honor system. we're not going to ask to prove how much income you have for this. >> so all the seniors? >> well, we're trusting you to be on the honor system here. i'm sure that the commissioners will lead by example on this, if you are, in fact, a low-income person or person with disabilities, you can ride for free. >> thank you. >> commissioner serina. >> thank you, tom. one of the things that i have heard frequently at the in-home supportive services governing body meetings is the difficult of low-income seniors who live in certain parts of the city to get taxis to pick them up, to take them to medical appointments and in many cases they actually tell the taxi
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that they live elsewhere and change that information en route home. has that come up at any of your commission meetings? >> i haven't heard that. we hear an awful lot of taxis in general and things like uber and lyft. one of the reasons that i think we have things like uber and lyft, making a big entrance into all of, this sometimes taxis won't go into certain parts of the city. sometimes people call three or four cab companies and we're trying to bring some order to all of this, but it's really really tough. >> thank you:madame president. >> are we talking about the fare amount is $2.25 for seniors? >> for adults. >> for adults? >> yes. >> so that will be going away. because right now -- are you talking about the paratransit van that picks them up? >> no, this is riding on muni and metro. >> not the vans that take them
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to appointments, that is still $2.25? >> yes. >> that is what i thought. well, okay. i am just saying while we're here and communicating, there is a problem in our community in terms of being on-time. the vans not getting -- having to wait an hour, you know, after for their medical appointments? and that is the biggest problem that i hear regarding the van picking the seniors up. >> it's a big problem in general in the city because there are so many cars, so many vehicles out there. anywhere you go in the city there is construction going on, too. i'm very aware that people are going senior centers and are in the vans for hours and trying to work with folks in the community. >> i just want to be clear. >> just clarification, i am
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going -- i eat lunch over at the seniors and they are going to ask me a question, what is the age starting as a senior? >> 65. >> 65,yes. >> thank you. >> well, you are welcome to come to our commission meetings sometimes. they are a lot of fun, and they are just down the hall in room 400. >> they are just a little long. [laughter ]. >> commissioners just two more things. the first is ihss came back last week from baltimore where i attended a meeting at the centers for medicare and medicaid about the transitional care program and all of the contractors for transitional care were required to be there once a year. and we got -- i think you know the transitional care program has been a little bit of a challenge in terms of us getting our enrollments up, but our program is running really
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well and we got good tips from the programs that are very successful in terms of percentages of enrollment. that is helpful and we're back trying to apply those. may have mentioned last month we got a 6-month extension on the program and so we're really trying to get the enrollment numbers up, so that we continue with the program after april. but at this point, we at least have the contract until april and we have a chance to make it really work in next six months. so it's a challenge, but the staff working on the program have really worked through a whole, huge number of barriers with hospitals, with some of the other issues that have come up. so we're continuing to be very hopeful that we'll get an extension again after april. then the last thing i wanted to just give you a report on is that we talked a little bit about the fact that we're developing a senior and disability hub. where we'll be able to offer medical, cal fresh, ihss, et
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cetera, as well as the other more traditional daas intake services that we have and we're going to open a public site at goff and otis, right before where we're now and we'll have our intake staff and our ihss eligibility staff in there to provide those services. it will really help us further integrate with the department of human services. we're one agency with separate departments and want to serve people in a more integrated way. we'll probably be moving in early 2015 and we'll keep you apprised of that. >> question. is that an increase in staff to populate that new location, or is that just a reorganization ? >> we're figuring that right now. we may add staff to the ihss
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side of the house, but what we're really doing is moving the staff over from where they are now, so that they are co-located and can really serve people all-in-one place. and addition to ihss and additional intake staff, we're going move the county's veterans office there as well. >> i have a question. i was wondering about the high-cap services. i don't think we have any office services in our area. i have a lady who came in and she was very sick. so this is the enrollment period. so i don't think we have anybody in omi. we used to have an office there and when you sign contracts, i asked catholic charities and they didn't have a high-cap person and i need a lady that needs to be enrolled,
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who was very sick and doesn't have insurance. >> maria, you can probably speak to that better. >> commissioners, maria gegan, program analyst with office on aging. i understand that when we did have the adrcs operating out of episcopal services there were people stationed at different sites >> yes. >> now we, with the change, there might have been some changes with high-cap staff or volunteers, but i will look into it. they still say that they have at least ten sites throughout the city and more. so what i can do, when i get back or even here on my phone, i can make sure that i can get you the information about where this person can get some service. there are volunteers that can go throughout the city with


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