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a fairly significant item for this period for youth. it would be using the youth and their young legs to do a lot of outreach house to house, going, fliers and so forth. we think this is a new model that's appropriate to a number of neighborhoods and we'd be glad to consult with any of them. i also want to say that we could not have done what we're doing now if it had not been for the program that 38th street services runs. it is the glue and also the launching pad for a much larger program. >>thank you very much. any comments or questions from the commission? commissioner loo. >>i wanted to point out on page c there is a typo.
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[inaudible] 6,000. one column and the total should be 6,000, it's over 12,000. r or was there something else that needed to be added? shouldn't be because then the total wouldn't be right. i'm looking at the [inaudible]. >>oh, that's a different contract. that's a different contract. you're giving me a head start because that's my contract and i have top figure that out. >>we look at a lot of these things month in month out. this has a uniqueness and flavor about it that is really
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compelening and i'm pleased to see this happening. >>wonderful. >>thank you. any comments questions from the commission? any comments questions from the public? hearing none, call the question. all in favor. any opposed. thank you, the motion carries. >>thank you very much. >>thank you. >>the next item appears on the agenda as h requesting authorization to enter intoor a new grant with next village san francisco for age and disability friendly community project youth youthout once again michael zogg is presenting. may i have a motion to discuss? >>so moved. >>seconded. thank you. michael. >>thank you commissioner. here today in support of seeking your approval for funding for the next village program. i wanted to give you a brief
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overview of the village model of service. it's a membership organization that provides an array of services to its members, including organizing social and educational activities transportation, in home su pofrpt, such as assistance with chores. referrals to local recommended businesses and other health and wellness opportunities such as an exercise group and things like that. the services provided to the membership are provided by the paid staff by volunteers and the members themselves. another sort of unique feature about the village model is that no oneset location is required. there's no one community center where it's housed so what that might mean for the next village program is in the past year they have had an education event on the peter and paul church on
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washington square and then a social event on the they will high neighborhood center. the next village does focus on the northeast section of san francisco, so it's loosely defined as van nes to the east and broadway to the south with the bay as north and eastern boundaries. the amount for funding is $100,000 for the rest of the fiscal year. this is a third year of funding for the program and the same amount as the previous year. >>thank you very much. any comments or questions from the commission? >>the note that this is new not the third year. >>i guess the distinction is this is not a continuation. their funding has ended and this is an application for new funding for them. >>for an existing program. >>yes. so this is -- often times we're here on a renewal of contract
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this is would be a new contract not a renewal. >>thank you. any other comments or questions from the commission? comments or questions from the public? hearing none call the question. all in favor? any opposed? thank you. the motion carries. and the final item on our agenda appears as g, requesting authorization to enter into a new grant with golden gate senior services for age and disability service friendly community project developed in a village model slash senior center from october 1 2014 through june 30, 2016 for a grant not to exceed $75,000. may i have a motion to discuss? >>so moved. >>seconded. thank you. maria maria. >>yes, thank you commissioners. i'm bringing forward this
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particular grant for an approval. it's to an existing provider that actually does provide community services already in the richmond district however, they are now attempting to put together a hybrid of sorts. my colleague, michael zogg talked about the village model. this is going to be a blend of a senior center with the village model in their community, in both the inner and outer portion of richmond. i'm happy to have here the representative from the center if there are questions i'm not able to answer. with this new program there is a desire to blend what is best about having a brick and mortar
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center with the able to go out into the community to serve those not necessarily coming to the center on gary boulevard. there's going to be a volunteer core that will be able to go out in the community and to provide friendly visiting and additional services to folks that are choosing to stay within their home, but actually do in fact want to be able to have some method of socializing or connecting to necessary services. this program is set with funding for one year at this time and as we know there has been some months that have taken us to this point but this program has been very diligent about
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creating their volunteer core earmarking, how to go about jumping starting this program and they are already connected in many ways in the sense that they already are a hub for the ageing and disability resource center. they also are in a building with other essential services to be provided to these new consumers. one of the goals is to twully have the consumers turn into [inaudible] which is something my colleague referenced with the next village model. these will be members of the village model concept so we're hoping that you will ask whatever questions you needs and also approve this ultimately. >>thank you very much maria. any questions or comments from the commission. commissioner sims.
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>>i'm refer to commissioner loo. the budget question. >>oh yes, $6,000. >>this came in as a two year budget so that's why it would have been 6,000 and 6,000, but when we adjusted to one year we didn't catch that. thank you for catching that. >>so it's $6,000 than what was proposed. >>yes, the total are correct, but it's a typo. we didn't catch that. >>any other questions or comments. >>one, it looked like it was a fairly low number for targeted consumers for the dollar amount so is this a labor intensive program where it requires a great many hours than ours? >>it is. they are trying to develop this new mode model and concept.
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if we had funding for two years you will see a remarkable jump in the number of people served, but what we noticed is it was actually just one year funding at this point, but again, knowing what i know about the richmond seniors center they're not going to just stop at a certain number. if they can exceed they will definitely exceed and do more than that. they have a real commitment to the community and district and so i can safely say that to you. >>any questions or comments from the commission? any from the public? hearing none call the question. all in favor? any opposed? thank you the motion carries. the next item on the agenda is announcements.
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announcements. >>i'm with catholic care charities. when we have our case meeting on monday we'll be working through the contracting challenges we have so hopefully we'll see you there on monday from 3:00 to 5:00. >>thank you. any other announcements? hearing none any general public comment? thank you. a motion to adjourn. >>got to be quick. >>we have one more public comment so -- >>i'm joanin levy and i'm one of the founders of [inaudible]. wefr just celebrating this year our fifth year. we had our first organization, which means over 85% of what
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happens is done by volunteers. we have one-and-a-half ftes who do wonderful great work, far beyond what you could ever imagine. we have doubled our membership in the past year and we have plans to double our membership this year and the assistance and support support support, not only financial, but the real support from people in our neighborhood and the board of supervisors and you folks has really made a difference in what we've been able to do and look forward to doing. >>since there are no questions. there can't be any questions right now. any az nounsments. thank you very much. motion to adjourn. by a rising vote.
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♪ ♪ >> hello, welcome to the meet your district supervisor. i'm nona melkonian and we're here with supervisor katy tang for supervisor 4 which includes central and outer sunset. supervisor tang was appointed by mayor ed lee to serve as district 4 representative
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replacing previous supervisor carmen chu after she was appointed assessor reporter that same month. before her appointment she served as legislative aide to supervisor chiu. today you'll get to know her and the issues facing the city. welcome, supervisor. thank you for join using us. >> thank you for having me. >> let's start with a little about your background. where you grew up, went to school and what kind of jobs you had in the past. >> sure, i grew up in the sunset district. still live there. spent about 20 years living in the sunset district and just am so proud to be able to represent the district that i grew up in and where my parents still live. i had gone through the public education system and went to neighborhood schools throughout the sunset district. so, had gone to francis scott key elementary school, hoover middle school, lowell high school and am just so proud to be able to come back full circle to support a lot of those schools that i went to and be part of that community in a very integral way. >> so, you spent most of your life in san francisco.
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why did you choose to live in the city? >> well, first of all, my parents decided to move us to the sunset district because they really wanted my brother and i to have a really good and safe r growing up. there were a lot of children and families in the sunset district and i think they felt like it would be the best environment for us to grow up. so, we ended up staying out there and fell in love with it and have a lot of pride after especially working for the sunset district as the electricity i have aide to supervisor chiu for over five years. and working with -- very intimately with a lot of community members, the merchants, our local residents who have, you know, interest in things such as public safety or public transportation, our school communities, our parks and play grounds, just really been such a wonderful experience working with them. so, i just really enjoyed that work experience as well as my own experience growing up there. >> how has your experience as aide to supervisor chiu prepared you for the board of supervisors?
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>> i think that i probably don't have a learning curve on having worked in the district so long and having grown up there. i think that it's been really beneficial knowing who to go to to ask certain questions, or, you know, learning how to read pieces of legislation, for example, knowing what the issues are that the city has faced. i think that those have all been really helpful experiences during this transition. >> what motivated you to get involved in politics? >> i've always wanted to be involved in whichever community i'm in. for example, what ix in school i was in student government and, so, working in city hall was one of my first jobs, actually, out of college. and, so, i have been doing -- i have been working at city hall for over six years now and i just feel very much pride in working for the city that i live in. >> where do you place yourself on the political spectrum, are you progressive, centrist, or more on the conservative side? >> i think i'm probably more of
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a moderate person. i think that our district, again, lots of families and children, seniors, immigrant community, and i think that we tend to be more classified as, you know, fiscally responsible, i would say. and, again, having my experience in working for the mayor's budget office, for example, prior to working for the board of supervisors, i think that gave me a really great background in terms of how the city works, how the city's budget is put together. and those really -- that experience has really influenced my decision-making process. >> and speaking of the city's budget, the city just enacted a two-year budget and it seems the city is always dealing with complicated issues including whether or not to raise taxes and fees. how will you approach these tough choices? >> i think that when we talk about raising fees or taxes, we always have to come at it from a very balanced approach. we have a lot of homeownerses, we have a lot of tenants in the city. and, so, again balance is really key. i think we also have to
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approach the budget and some tough fiscal issues looking at the city-wide budget as a whole and not just looking at specific sectors or issue areas that we real have i to look at the city's financial standing as a whole for the long term. that's really important and that's definitely what drives a lot of my decision-making process. and i think it's also tougher in san francisco because we really are held to a very high standard where we have to balance the budget every single fiscal year. we cannot run into a deficit in the new fiscal year. we cannot print more money. we are held to a high standard by our charter and, so, i think that's why these tough decisions are made every year rent. >> what other issues do you feel are facing san francisco? >> i think for san francisco and also elsewhere, one of the biggest issues right now is really how do we ~ attract economic development and spur job creation. and those are two things that really go hand in hand and really is what makes the city vibrant and a place where people want to live and can
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afford to live. and i think that keeping those city-wide goals in mind, to really want to try to also make sure that locally we support our small businesses and all merchants, for example, give economic benefits and help create jobs as well. >> what are your thoughts on the city's economic development? do you feel we're on the right track? >> i think we're on a very exciting time right now in san francisco where we have a lot of energy in terms of businesses and especially the tech industry wanting to locate in san francisco and that's something that we really haven't seen as much in the past after the dot-com boom. and, so, we are in a very exciting time and we really see a transformation going on in our city because of that. >> what would you like to see change about the city's approach to developing its economy? >> i think that really depends on the changing times. and there isn't sort of one solution for the entire city. it real i depends on kind of what the dynamics are going on with the economy as a whole in
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the region. not just looking at san francisco, but really as a regional body. >> sometimes district issues are different than zvi issues. what do you feel are some of the biggest issues facing your district? ~ city >> i think because we have a lot of children, families, seniors in our district, they care a lot about your quality of life issues, right. and it's the reason why people choose to live there. they want to make sure that your streets are repaved, that our potholes are filled, that public transportation works for you, that, you know, your parks and play grounds are safe for your children to play in, students can go to local schools. i think that those are all important issues facing district 4 and will continue to. >> how have you balanced the needs of your district versus the needs of the city as a whole? >> i think that as a district supervisor, we play that balancing act every single day in our jobs. and we respond to all of the constituent needs, whether they doll us, whether they e-mail us or talk to us in person about a problem, we try to sort of
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bridge the resources that are in the city and help connect them with whichever department it is they might need to be connected with to resolve their issue. ~ but also at the same time we are city-wide representatives and we vote on legislation every week that impact everyone in the entire city. i think that when we take those votes, for example, we keep our district interests in mind and how they might want us to best represent them on city-wide issues. >> you mentioned transportation and muni earlier. what do you see about transportation for your constituents, is there enough needed service? >> i think especially given the fact the sunset district is located so far from the central portion of the city, that transportation is difficult for them. and as you know, there are some issues with switch backs for example on muni and folks feeling like, you know, they don't have adequate service down to the end of the line. so, i have worked with mta and we're trying to figure out solutions to address that. but i think overall our residents really just want to make sure that they can get from where they need to go from
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the sunset district or back home via public transportation. >> what about parking and traffic? >> i think that the sunset district typically has a little bit more pricing than some other districts. there are always pedestrian safety issues we have to watch out for. our district has boulevard, we have sunset boulevard. we were also have 19th avenue and great highway. and, so, those are actually state highways that -- except for sunset boulevard, but the three are state highways that run through our district. and, so, when you have that, we have seen some fatalities along some of those corridors and, so, we work very closely with the state agency, our local agencies to see what sort of pedestrian improvements can be made to help make it more safe for feev l. so, for example, maybe it means that we install more pedestrian countdown signals or install sidewalk build outs so that we can shorten the distance for pedestrians to cross the streets.
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or lowering of speed limits. so, all of those things we try to look at comprehensively throughout the district to people can travel safely whether you're a pedestrian, cyclist or driver. >> speaking of safety, what are your thoughts on how the city is dealing with crime, especially in your district and how do you think the police department is doing? >> we work very closely with our local police station which is terraville police station. we have community groups in the sunset. they have formed out of response to concern of public safety in the neighborhood and i think that generally speaking the sunset district has lower crime levels than many of the other parts of the city. however, because we are bordering ocean beach and golden gate park, we do have pockets of problem areas. and, so, our neighbors are the first to alert us and the police station when there are issues and the police has been very responsive to that. >> what kind of issues are you having with ocean beach or
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golden gate park? >> i think that because it's so far from the center of the city and because there is so much open space, we do see a lot of encampments in those areas. some neighbors express issues with safety and feeling safe in their neighborhood and, so, they have worked very closely with our terraville station to make sure they monitor those regularly. >> what are your thoughts on the city's economic development? >> so, in terms of economic development, i think our city is in a very, again, exciting time right now where we are able to attract a lot of businesses who want to locate here in san francisco. you know, we have seen a recent wave of technology companies that have located here in our downtown core area and it's really transformed our neighborhoods. and i think that as we continue to keep drawing talent and those kind of companies that are city's economic state will continue to grow. >> speaking of growth in our city, how do you feel about the role of the warriors coming to
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san francisco and the plans for the new stadium? >> so, the warriors and the plan for the new stadium, you know, the project approvals and the environmental review report will actually have to go through the board of supervisors. so, i'll have to make my decision then. but the prospect of something like that would be very exciting for the city, i think, not only as an economic engine but also in terms of san francisco's cultural history. >> to a degree, do you feel the city should subsidize the team? >> i think that negotiations are still to be sorted out and i think that all of that is in the works. but it's something that i'll pay close attention to. >> what would you like to see change in the city's approach to developing its economy? >> you know, i think that san francisco is a very creative city and we tend to be on the cutting edge of issues, right? and i think that to that extent of our administration and our various departments such as the office of economic and work force development have always thought of creative approach he that might be new for the
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region to, for example, attract new businesses or, you know, other sorts of financing mechanisms. and i think that we will continue to do that in san francisco. >> well, are there any other issues that you plan to concentrate on throughout your term as supervisor? >> yes, i believe that having worked, you know, for many years in the district 4 office and now as supervisor, over time we have felt that, you know, many times we are very reactive to a lot of the problems that are presented our way and i want to really make sure that during my term i would love to do some long-term planning for the district to make sure that we think maybe 5, 10, 15 years out and think ahead, you know, now and start the planning work and laying the foundation for things we want to do in the future. >> what are some of your ideas? >> i will be engaging in a community process where we focus on some of our key issue areas that we care a lot about in the district and working with them to kind of layout the groundwork for what we envision
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for our district in the future. >> we're almost out of time. but it's been great chatting with you. thank you so much for joining us today on sfgov tv's meet your supervisor. >> thank you for having me. >> we've been talking to supervisor tang from district 4. watch for the next episode of meet your district supervisor when we'll be back with another round of our 11 city supervisors. sore sfgov-tv, i'm nona melkonian. ♪ ♪
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