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proposal for the financing of the next two years i'd urge the clerk to submit in packet form online the packet a couple of days before, and, secondly, most important i'm troubled by the lack of funding for the task force if you see the funding for the task force is less than one percent of the budget half of what's being proposed from the youth commission so the message is trouble to me that the task force is not being appropriated more money and for the supervisors that are interested in transparent and on government i would suggest that you recommend to the clerk's office that more money is appropriate to the task force the task force i mean is not tifld and i think the cost to
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actively it would be $40,000 secondly not provided a full-time deputy city attorney and that's another area additional monies appropriated to the task force so they become nor effective and transcript in open government for the supervisors and city agencies and departments thank you. >> thank you very much is there any additional public comment seeing none, public comment is closed colleagues let me suggest we continue this to the call of the chair and which pits appropriate when our clerk is back so can i have a motion to that effect supervisor mar's we'll continue this to the call of the chair we'll take that without objection. >> madam clerk, any other business before this committee? >> no, mr. chair. >> thanks everyone we're
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adjourned .
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>> it seems like everyone in san francisco is talking about housing san francisco housing prizes are among the highest it
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tops anyone million dollars and rent rise unfortunately, this is not the first time housing has been in the news thought california the cost of a home has made headline the medium prices for a house in the the $207,000 in california it is more than twice that amount and the laura u bay area is higher it's more than doubled the states so while more than half of the americans can afford the medium fewer in california and quarter in the bayer and now fewer than a 6th of san franciscans can afford it so why it housing in san francisco so go cheven condition tharz the obviously a high demand to live here the city is known for
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cultural diversities that attacks new residents and the credible opportunity our city diverse and will daytime committee grows jobs as a result we estimate the number of jobs is at ann an all-time 0 hive of 6 hundred thousand in the 80 the population was 6 hundred and 75 thousand now, it's grown steadily and quickly the recent estimate is 8 hundred and 40 thousand the highest in the city's history and it's not only san francisco it is greek the bay area has $2 million for residents and jobs then in the 80 and the growth is expected to continue by the year 20403.9 million people unfortunately, our housing supply does not keep
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up with the demand i might not realize the majority of construction is housing that's been suspended for years due t recession while population is increasing the housing is only increasing that i 9 percent if we don't pursues housing the cost of housing about only increase how do we plan the regional allocation identifies the total number of housing unit by affordable level to support the new residents san francisco incorporates it into the housing elements that guides the housing policies the arena data places it in the investment plans for the growth throughout san francisco those plans developed by years of community planning laid the ground work for the construction so the city he e sets the goals
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in broad terms the private sectors builds market rate housing and non-built affordability housing that majority of housing in san francisco as well as throughout the country market rate houses built by private developers within guidelines of the city some below market rate you howls paid pie public and private dollars and prized to be variable to certain population housing is considered affordable if it costs less than 1/3rd the medium income for a 2 percent householder is $70,000 this householder will have to pay no more than $7,150 to be affordable san francisco has see long applied federal, state and local money often built and nonprofit tint for individual
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families the news cities in california what the inclusive program requires that 10 or ottawa more units to certain blow income levels or contribute to the fund that supports the blow market rate unit almost 25 thousand have been supported by city funds and more than 6 nous thousand of the unit were built between 2000 and 2012 what you can't afford a million will home you're not alone in response san francisco mayor ed lee has set a goal of creating thirty thousand now e-mails homes by the year 2020 most will be in outreach of the san franciscan with federal and state funds drying up the
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san francisco ethics commission is, taking an iv i of actually roll is providing housing across all levels we're working diligently for everyone to live here and mr. chair protect the housing semiand strengthen goals against evictions we're commented for housing needs for all san franciscans to learn more visit highway >> good afternoon and happy new year. welcome to the january 22nd, 2015 meeting of the city and school joint select xlit . i am your chair, supervisor jane kim. i am joibed by supervisors john afrl
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afl and john farrell and this is their last meeting with our committee this year. it's really been great to have two parents sit on the city select committee. parents are very interested in public school issues but also issues surrounding youth and their families, whether it's our expanded green shared schoolyard program to making sure that we are servicing our youth that are undocumented within our school district. they have been reassigned to other committees and we will be joined by supervisor david campos and david yee sandra mendoza-mcdonnell and joel fewer will be staying on with us. i want to recognize sf gov tv for filming our event today
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and making it available to the public online and want to recognize jim low and jen smith. >> can we please call the first item. >> file no. 150040 update on willie brown junior middle school development. sponsored by you, supervisor. >> this is an item we heard last year when the school was under construction and we do have an update from sfusd on the opening, which is set for the fall of 2015 including an enrollment and facilities update. we have the principal, jimmy hoffman but while they are setting up their presentation i want to give the floor to commissioner sandra fewer to give an intro deduction and some background on the sharing request. she really pushed this project when i was on the board of education
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to make building a comprehensive middle school in the bayview neighborhood a reality, one that we don't have today. this is the first time in a very, very long time the school district is actually constructing a new school. so it's really exciting to see what the modernizing of technology and science and the physical structure means for the learning of our children. commissioner fewer. >> thank you, supervisor kim. yes, so we are very excited about willie brown which is going to open in august, 2015. to give everybody a little background on it, we have not opened a brand new school, i think, the last one to open was diane feinstein in the sunset which was a long time ago. willie brown is at the site of our old willie brown in the bayview. the old site had been originally a police academy, it was condemned and then we had children in it as part of our
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21st century school and then also it was one of our dream schools. so instead of putting ada money into remodeling that school we decided that that community could also use a brand new school, since we have a lot of school age children in that area. so there has not been a middle school now in the bayview district for a couple of years. so this is very exciting to us, i think, that we're opening a brand new school, that it is going to encompass some of our best practices. we are over resourcing the school meaning we are giving it more resources than we would normally a school of this size, but san francisco unified school district would like to target really children who live in that area, which is 94124. so i think a wonderful thing about willie brown is that we already have some partners that have come on board to really support the learning that's happening there and that we are looking at this school to be a
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showcase of our middle schools and encompassing many of our best practices, as i said, but also a very diverse learning environment in the bayview and we hope to capture most of the school-aged children that are middle school age at willie brown. thank you. >> thank you, commissioner fewer. so i want to bring up either mr. hobson or miss bach. >> good afternoon, supervisors and commissioners, thank you so much for having us here today. my name is julia bach, i am director of special projects for san francisco unified supervisors focusing on the reopening of willie brown middle school and i'm excited to introduce you to demetrius hobson, the founding principal of willie brown. today we're
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going to talk about our staffing approach and open it up for questions. without further ado, principal hobson. >> good afternoon. >> i know it's not a big room but i want to greet you formally, board of supervisors, and commissioners. thank you for this opportunity to share the willie brown middle school opportunity for the students of san francisco unified school district. i'm also thankful for the opportunity to come work here under the leadership of superintendent carranza and deputy superintendent guadalupe guerrero i am from chicago, i attended chicago public schools and enrolled in morehouse school to study history, returned to chicago as a teacher. i taught for 7 years before going to the harvard graduate school of education. as a teacher i
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taught for 7 years. i became a principal and the north lion dail unit in the chicago community had a health care clinic. after that i was asked by the cpo to run a school in west inc. inglewood and it was there that we began to implement common core standards to help our students prepare for the new assessments that were coming out nationwide. i'm an urban educator. that means that i have a special commitment to myself, to our families and to the communities that we serve. especially the children we work with. i attended chicago public schools k-12 and i was blessed to have multiple engaged and qualified and committed teachers during
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my matriculation. i believe that a quality education should not be a crap shoot. there is no gamble in developing schools. staffing them with committed quality teachers and building family investment in the education of our children. we know what works and we have to be willing to do what works. i think that's what is happening here with the willie brown middle school, as president fewer suggested earlier. i believe schools should be safe, non-threatening environments with students and we must have positive relationships with our students for them to thrive. our schools must be safe and civil learning communities, psychologically and socially safe. we have a partnership with stanford university, we have to
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remain mindful of our thought processes as we engage this work and we have to have a growth mindset for ourselves before we can incorporate it in our practice. negative thoughts abound around this particular project because we're doing something new, so our school is the place where our students will be affirmed, our families will be affirmed, and all peachers involved, our stake holders will be affirmed. a productive value which means the growth mindset in a non-threatening environment prepares our school to be high performing academically and behaviorally. the entire organization will be able to perform at high levels over time in order to produce the results of our vision. students will learn to work hard so that they can do the hard work. i want our children to be productive students now so that they become the productive citizens our families need in the future. personally i believe that educate is liberation.
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fundamentally quality teaching and quality learning is education. but the freedom of choice, the freedom to choose your high school, choose your college, choose your career, that's liberation. so i became interested in sfusd primarily because of superintendent carranza's narrative around redemption, equality, equity and justice. his compelling vision of 2025 by which our first class of seniors will be -- our first class of students will be seniors in 2025. it is very evident during the administrator's institute over the summer that the goal is to create a type of school system that will support all children. very few districts have a top level administrator focused on social justice. that appealed to me and that's why i applied
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for the willie brown middle school. something different is happening here. the board and the district wants different results, better outcomes, improved academic performance. there is no shame in leveling the playing field nor in setting prefaces to balance the educational opportunities of the unpreferred. i applaud the board of education of sfusd for having the bold and couragous values to be leaders and protect the futures of the children we will serve at willie brown middle school. our next faisz -- phase of work is in recruiting staff. i am looking for teachers who are disciplined, creative and ethical. i find teachers who possess these qualities help students access the content andy become leaders of their own learning. i want teachers who can build trusting relationships with their colleagues and with our students. we have to have teachers who are facilitative
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and will guide our students through the learning process. finally, our students will grow in our instructional program. we will guide our students to develop skills that we use every day as professionals. i expect to hear students questioning the teacher, discussing their work with each other, and giving presentations of their projects. our families will be partners and engaged in the designing and supporting of our students' learning in the school and our social academic program. i will have an open door policy for parents to share their concerns, comments and resources with me directly. so over the last 3 months i visited 20 elementary schools, met with fellow educators and district leaders, attended 40 community meetings and events and participated in dozens of district leadership -- district
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professional and development sessions and conferences. we have engaged over 500 families before i crafted the mission of willie brown middle school. i bring to the table a wealth of experiences and knowledge. however, we are moving forward with building our staff and our teachers will have the expertise and knowledge needed for us to serve the children of san francisco in the bayview at willie brown middle school. thank you. >> thank you, mr. hobson. you are walking us through the powerpoint presentation? >> yes, it's somewhat lengthy. >> be mindful of the time. >> welcome to willie brown middle school. as you can see by our rendering it's a gorgeous and state of the art facility. however, it is still under construction. just like our buildings under construction, our faculty is
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also under construction. as you can see from this slide our building is under construction and so is our academic development. this fall we identified our founding school leader but we also initiated conversations around the academic program and with the department of public health. moving into the spring it's all about hiring on boarding our staff and on boarding our families. . >> so a part of our theory is that we need to make sure we are prepared for the children who are walking into willie brown middle school. children are applying from across the city with diverse backgrounds, not just (inaudible) but also academically so we designed an academic program that will push all our students no matter what level they are. we are also


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