tv Government Access Programming SFGTV June 4, 2019 1:00pm-2:01pm PDT
>> all right. hello, sunny day. [cheers.] so, so excited to be here with each and every one of you. i am sorry for those we don't have chairs for. we didn't expect a big crowd, but when you talk about the city budget, i guess everyone shows up. i am so glad to see the residents here. thank you to everyone who joined us on the tours earlier of the unit. today we, of course, through the tours saw the challenging conditions that people are living right in this neighborhood, just a few miles from our thriving downtown, and yet a world apart. as someone who grew up in public
housing, i have lived these conditions. i know these conditions. i don't expect everyone to understand the challenges of public housing the way that i do or the way the residents of sunny dale do, but i do expect everyone to put in the time to understand. i wanted department heading and elected officials to come see for yourselves the hard work that we have to do. thank you to everyone who joined me today, especially the members of the board of supervisors and we have the president with us, norman yee, thank you so much. [applause.] thank you for being with us. supervissupervisor per visor gor and earlier we had supervisor safai, and he had to take off.
why aren't you in your seat? you know, today is not just about the investments we are making in our up coming budget, it is about the commitment behind those investments. commitments to communities like s un nydale for those who have been left behind. san francisco is a city with a heart but we also have to be a city with a memory. a memory not only for the commitments we have kept but also the ones we have failed to keep. for too long our public housing communities were one of those failed commitments. we are changing that with our programs where we have rehabilitated over 2500 public housing units. [applause.] and through hope sf, which is
revitalizing and france forming communities in hunters view and right here in sunny dale and with the reconstruction of the long overdue transformation of the san francisco housing authority. we are building and rehabbing housing, creating stronger and healthier communities and investing in the people who live there. we owe it to them to keep our commitment and make a difference for this community and those across the city. with every decision we make, i want to make sure that equity and accountability are at the forefront of our minds. we have to be focused on people in all neighborhoods, like the people who live here, who for too long have been living with broken pipes, mold, infestations, dilapidated conditions.
people like breanna, a third generation resident. she and her three sisters have lived through the conditions you saw today. despite these challenges, breanna is a leader in her community, and she is fighting for the next generation. she has not given up on this community and we will not give up on you. we have to be accountable to the thousands of residents across the city living in public housing and our low income communities. our budget would be accountable to them both by continuing our work to improve the conditions here and our continued commitment to provide funding to keep thousands of housing authority residents secure in their homes.
yes, joyce armstrong and happy birthday. also by recognizing that we need to do more to keep people in these neighborhoods safe and supported. for too long this was not a safe community. families were torn apart by violence, gunfire, crime, tragedy, frustration. this community has lived with that. that is why i wanted to come here to acknowledge the past, yes, but also to make a commitment to a better and brighter future. to make communities like this safer. it is not just about enforcing the laws to make sure we have more officers on the streets. it is about giving people opportunities and investing in changing peoples' lives. [applause.] it is about interrupting the cycle of violence and despair.
that starts with doing more for our young people and so that the next generation can transform their futures. offering stipends to teachers who commit to teach in public schools facing those challenges. and fully funding free city college so that everyone has a path to higher education. [applause.] we are expanding public health recreation and nutrition programs for kids, including mental health services to provide support for kids experiencing trauma so that he can build up their lives and thrive. all of our young people, no matter where they live should have access to the amazing opportunities that this city has to offer.
(applause). and as we work to support the next generation, we also must do more to help those who sadly are living on our streets. in this budget, we are following through on our commitment to add 1,000 new shelter beds by 2020. we are also using our funding to create 820 new units of permanently supported housing over the next two years. however, reducing homelessness means more than just creating places for people to go. we need to do more to prevent homelessness and keep people housed. that is why we are adding $5 million to increase homelessness prevention and diversion efforts. we are fully funding our
tenants' right to counsel so they have a right to legal defense when they are threatened with eviction. we are providing housing for transgender who are 18 times more likely to experience homelessness than the general population. we are creating a new five year pilot program to provide rental subsidies -- subsidies for seniors to keep them secure in housing so that rising rents don't force them out of their home in the first place. with these commitments, we can keep people stable, keep them housed and prevent homeless necessary for ever becoming a part of their live. we are helping those with mental
illness and substance use disorder by adding 10 new behavioral -- 100 new behavioral health beds including 50 at san francisco general for homeless residents with mental health challenges and 50 beds for those suffering both mental health and substance use disorder. [applause.] combined with the 100 beds we announced earlier this year, that means we are committing to 200 new beds for our most vulnerable residents. there is the most significant expansion of behavioral health beds in a generation. and, chief nicholson, we are expanding the emx emergency
response crew helping those on the streets suffering mental health and substance disorder issues. this will provide coverage 24/7 so the city can help people every day of every minute. these are some of the investments we are making to help our residents today. we have to be accountable to the next generation. we have to have vision and not lose sight of what is going to happen to san francisco 10 and 20 years down the line. we know the crisis on the street is not just about a place for indoors or mental healthcare. it is about housing. the costs of housing are too high. we know these challenges did not develop overnight. it won't be fixed overnight. it is going to take fundamental
change. let's start increasing funding for affordable housing. i am proud to be working with so many members of the board of supervisors to place a $6 million affordable housing bond on this year's -- $600 million affordable housing. thank you, president yee, for working with me on this. it will be on this year's ballot. this is the largest affordable housing bond in the city's history without raising property taxes. [applause.] we are providing support not just for low income households and seniors but also for middle
income residents. we are increasing investments in the budget to add over $140 million for the production and preservation of affordable housing so we can buy moreland, fully fund more projects and preserve our much greater rent control housing stock. [applause.] all land through this bond our current budget, our previous spending and other efforts over the first year since i have been in office, we have identified $1 billion in new funding to build, preserve and support affordable housing. [applause.] thank you for your help in building housing. this builds on top of the over
$900 million that we already have committed to build and support affordable housing throughout our city. however, our support for housing can't just be about funding. if we are ever going to make a difference on housing, we have to make changes to how we build housing. we can't fear solutions that make it easier and faster to build housing. if we say we support affordable housing, our actions have to follow our values. we have to cut the red tape to barriers not just for some affordable housing and not just for some homeless shelters but for all housing for everyone. [applause.] and was we build we must expandr
transportation and infrastructure to support outer neighborhood goes like here in the southwest. every neighborhood in our city needs better and more reliable access to public transit, and they need better and safer streets. this budget adds $30 million to fund transit operations, including speeding up the purchase of new light rail trains and modernizing the train control system so we see fewer delays in the subways and so that we know that we can get to where we need to more faster and more reliable. (applause). we have also added $2.5 million for vision zero improvement projects to make our streets safer. we have seen too many traffic related deaths on the streets.
this funding will help double the pace of the protected bike lane and make the streets safe are for pedestrians on the most dangerous corridors through the capital plan we will spend $130 million over the next two years to improve our roads. this will get you excited. that means fewer potholes. [applause.] and smoother rides for buses and bicycles and drivers. you are the one who have given us the potholes. we will invest in strengthening the support for cultural centers, libraries, health centers, public safety facilities and improving parks and open space. we will also continue to support improvements to making neighborhoods cleaner, safer and
more vibrant. we are adding $12 million to our existing cleaning budget to expand our street cleaning in the tenderloin and soma and chinatown. we are fund being 80 more big belly trash cans and adding new pit stops including expanding the hours so people can use the bathroom with dignity. this is on top of $74 million that we spend every year to keep our streets clean and not only are we going to invest money in keeping san francisco clean, we are all going to make sure people know we won't tolerate dirtying up our streets. we are supporting our plan to hire more police officers to get more officers out walking the beats in the neighborhoods and we are going to continue the
work to reduce violent crime, property crime and auto break-ins in the city. we are committed to $9 million to support small businesses and commercial corridors which builds on the work to streamline the bureaucracy that gets in the way of growing businesses. our small business owners should focus on serving customers not navigating the bureaucracy of city hall. these are just some of the priorities we are funding in this budget. i am proud of the investments we are making and proud of the city we are working to build. i really want to thank everyone who put time into helping with this budget including the budget team and budget option director kelly. thank you for your hard work and
thank you to ben from the controller's office and your work. thank you to harvey rose and the budget afternoon r analyst -- analyst team who is not going to touch the money i am proposing in the budget. you know, so many people have been working tirelessly day in and day out to get the budget done, and i am so excited about this. i want to end by talking about a young man named wallace pullet. we are so proud of wallace. you know, life hasn't been easy for him. he grew up with the violence i talked about earlier. he faced challenging times, including his own challenges with the law. unlike so many others, we lost to violence or the criminal
justice system, wallace worked through all of those challenges. he is now focusing on doing what is right including raising his daughter right here in sunnyda sunnydale. now, just down the hill from here is a construction site. it is the first new building being constructed here at sunnydale as part of hope sf. it is a bright sign for the future of this incredible community. wallace is a member of this construction team. he is building up this beautiful new community with his hands and with his heart. he is being accountable to himself, his daughter and his community. he is being accountability to the next generation so they have a sunnydale to grow, live and
thrive and building a better san francisco. i am committed to this community. i am committed to this community because people likua like wallae committed. let us remember our job is to be accountable to everyone in the city, not just those who have time to show up and advocate at city hall. we have to be there for those who have hope, those who need hope, this budget is part of the commitment and represents is very best of our values in this city. by keeping those commitments, we can and we will build a stronger, more resilient san francisco, a city not just for some, but for all of those in san francisco. thank you all so much for being
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>> good morning and thank you for being here. today has been a long time coming and it is certainly a cause for celebration. i'm glad to see so much support for our animals. we are joined today by some of our adoption partners, including sonoma reptile rescue, wonder dog, mutts ville, pause, as well as our largest partner, the san francisco spca. [applause] >> it takes a village to care for the 10,000 animals we taken every year, so we all worked closely together to save as many as we can, also joining us are our coworkers from across the city who help the shelter function. we are animal experts, so we are very dependent on our counterparts at city hall who keep us on the straight and narrow and pitch in from
everything from accounting, to human resources, to legal advice , building management, everything else that keeps the shelter afloat. nearly all of the walks and cuddles our animals receive every day come courtesy of our volunteers, who last year, devoted 27,000 hours of time to our shelter. [cheers and applause] >> we couldn't survive without them. we also have a very special group of volunteers, the board of friends of acc works tirelessly to develop partnerships between the shelters, the community, the business community, and helps raise funds to help support our efforts. last but not least, there is the a.c.c. staff, you every day take in stray pets, injured wildlife
abused animals, and heal them as best they can. [applause] >> in addition to animals, our team helps many people in the city, often on the saddest days of their lives as they look for a lost pet or grieve for a companion who has just died. today, we are breaking ground on a new home for all of the city's animals and the people who love them. we will no longer have a building that works against quality care. each animal will have some place to stretch. we will have forever outdoor play stations which means that bunnies will no longer have to share with the dogs. [laughter]. >> which is no fun for anyone, especially the bunnies. we will have ventilation systems that help fight the spread of disease, we will have isolation
rooms so we no longer have to house nervous birds with sick cats. as we approach the department's 40 it -- 30th anniversary, we can anticipate moving into a shelter worthy of the city of st. francis. the building would not have big -- become a reality without the efforts of many, including the board of supervisors, city administrator naomi kelly, the architects, engineers, and project managers at the department of public works who probably redesigned this building three times, sfmta, who agreed to trade buildings with us, and first and foremost, our mayor, please welcome, maryland and breed -- please welcome mayor london breed. [applause]. >> thank you, virginia, and thank you all for being here. believe it or not, i owned a lot of cats a long time ago.
kitty one, kitty two, kitty three, kitty four, kitty five, and jojo. it is something special about animals, and this is why we are all here today. we definitely get really attached to our pets, and honestly, i cry when my grandmother -- i cried when my grandmother wouldn't take -- wouldn't let me take kitty five to college. i think about our shared experiences of how animals make us feel, the love, the comfort, the excitement, and especially when you teach them new tricks, but we also know there are a number of challenges in our city sometimes, if an owner passes away, they have a pet, and there is no place for that pet to go. sometimes when we see animals that are stray and out on our streets, and they are injured, we have to make sure that they have a place to go, and animal care and control has been that place for over 30 years here in
the city and county of san francisco, and in fact, because of the work and the support, and the fundraising from the friends of the animal care and control, the ability to have so many incredible volunteers, and additional resources is why people care about making sure that we have a better facility so that we can accommodate so many animals, so many requests, and do what we know we can do better, and that is take care of animals here in san francisco when they can't take care of themselves. [applause] >> part of building a resilient city is making sure that our assets are seismically safe, and we know that the current building at 15th and harrison is efficient. it is cramped, and it may not survive the next earthquake, and we know it is not a matter of if
there will be an earthquake in san francisco, it is a matter of when. when you look all around the country at the number of disasters that occur, and how pets have been separated from owners, and what happens during that time, it is important that we are not concerned about the structure, that we are able to do the work, that people know that there animal, if found, will be brought to animal care and control, because we will have a seismically sound facility so the employees, the amazing staff of animal care and control can focus on doing their job and not necessarily on whether or not the rueful cave in. that is what this is about, and i want to thank everyone for being here today, but i also want to think the person who spearheaded this entire project and was really aggressive on the board of supervisors with ensuring that we invested the dollars necessary to get this
project done sooner rather than later. supervisor, former supervisor katy tang. [cheers and applause] >> who went on -- during her time on the board of supervisors , she would always, especially during the holidays, bring in a lot of cats, and i would go in there and be tempted to adopt, and then i would think , okay, i have to be able to feed the cat every day, can i feed the cat every day, but helps with adoption, helps with advocacy for animals in san francisco, and thank you for your really steadfast commitment on supporting this project, and now in two and a half years when you come back to cut the ribbon, you will see the fruits of your labor with all of the incredible people here today. thank you supervisor tang. and thank you to naomi kelly -- kelly, thank you to mohammed knew rue, and all the people who have played a critical role in
making this project happen, but a special thanks to the community, to the volunteers who have spent over 30,000 hours taking care of over 10,000 animals year after year after year, and the friends who continue to raise money, and raise awareness for this amazing project. this will be an absolute incredible facility, and i just wanted to acknowledge our new fire chief, janine nicholson, thank you so much for being here as well. [applause] >> please know that we are increasing the capacities of the fire marshal does not have to shut down the new space. we will have plenty of room and places for people to be. thank you everyone for being here today and your support for this amazing project. [applause] >> i almost forgot, also i
forgot to thank the leader of animal care and control, thank you so much, virginia, for your hard work and your commitment. [cheers and applause] >> and your steadfast leadership [applause]. >> and at this time, i want to bring forth our city administrator naomi kelly. [applause]. >> good morning. our mayor and director of a.c.c. , virginia don who basically said it all. this project is so important. it was one of the first projects i worked on when i became city administrator in 2012. i instantly realized when i went on a right along with one of the animal care control officers that a.c.c., the staff, the volunteers, they are all of the unsung heroes of the city. is the mayor mentioned, as virginia mentioned, animal care and control is truly first responders when it comes to getting animals off the streets, and then they have communicable -- communicable diseases, you
don't hear about these diseases going from pets to humans, because they do great work. when there is an emergency, they're the ones making sure folks are evacuating in a safe way, especially if you have many people who are pet lovers, and they don't want to leave without their pets. they have emergency plans around that. when their incidents with police and fire, and their people and buildings you don't want to leave because animals are there, or they are -- that are homeless encampments, and folks want to leave without their animals. animal care and control is there as the mayor mentioned, they are moving from just down the street , so they will still be in proximity with other animal agencies, and they're moving right here to build a building that is seismically safe. this is important to our capital plan because we are looking at all of our seismic safety of all of the building and as a reminder, the capital plan is a fiscally constrained document that looks at all of our infrastructure in a way that we prioritize what is seismically
safe, what is sustainable, what will help with our city to make it vibrant and resilient. i want to thank, as the mayor did katy tang, and your leadership on this. public works director, virginia donohue, and ed risk in from the sfmta. i also want to give a special thanks to our friends at a.c.c. who are doing so much and making sure we raise funds for behavior and training, foster program support, medical emergency fund, rabies and microchip supplies, marketing and outreach, food supplies, rescue partner grants, senior cat, baby cat supplements , and much more, and also the furniture fixtures and equipment center going into this building. i want to thank the board treasurer, volunteer dianne davis and christopher davis, a board member christina --
christina kizer, and dr. sue wong. your generosity extends past the groundbreaking in this official opening. with that, i would also -- one last thing, i need to give a special thank you to park construction. they are the contractors working with public works on this. and in phase one, they have awarded -- contracted 24 business enterprises in the amount of $12.5 million, that is 33% of the contracting cost. [applause] >> of those who are working on this project, 149 workers are from san francisco, so thank you with that, i would like to introduce the former supervisor, animal care and control champion , katy tang. [applause] >> good morning, everyone. as i was telling some people
here today, the only thing that will take me out of retirement from attending press conferences is something to do with animals. i am so excited to be here and explain a little bit about how i got involved with animal care and control, and really wanting to see this facility rebuilt. aside from the fact that i grew up with a mother who was a vegetarian, at one point in our life, my dad said, i want a dog, and we were shocked that he all of a sudden in his life, in his early fifties or so wanted a dog , and so we went to animal care and control every weekend for four months straight to search for the perfect dog for him. in that process, i saw the facility first-hand at a.c.c., and it was heartbreaking to me, and then of course, working in the city took additional tours and learned that there's not enough space for animals being quarantined when some of them have diseases or illnesses. i mean i saw that animals had to be strapped to some of the
banisters as they are doing intake, the elevator, i mean, don't even talk about that. just the conditions that the employees had to work in where animals need to get x-rays as well, and there was improper shielding of the radiation in those rooms, so it is not just about the animals, but all the people who work at animal care and control and those conditions i think the conditions are really sad, and i'm so excited that we are standing here today to hopefully, and a very short amount of time, you will have a new building. but also the other thing, even to this day, a lot of people when i talk to them, they actually don't know that we, as a city, have an animal shelter. they are familiar with the different organizations and nonprofits that help with animals, but a lot of them -- you all know because you were all here, many of you don't know i think it is really important that in a city where we have an estimated more dogs and cats and other animals than we do children, that we really do have
a world-class facility for them and their families. lastly, i will say that a.c.c. and the staff there, you do all that work, and you take in the animals that other organizations , or whatnot, might not be able to take in. you take exotic animals, you take the wild strays, you also, yourself have to handle those that get killed on our streets, so you handle so much, and you are really deserving of a world-class facility. i'm excited to be here today, and thank you to every single person and department that made this happen. i'm looking forward to the ribbon-cutting. [applause] >> and of course, i have to introduce the next person who doesn't really need introduction , mohammed nuru. [applause]. >> thank you. it is always great to see you. i hope you are enjoying your life outside of city hall. i know that is how important
this project is to you, and i'm so glad you're able to be here with us today. good morning, everyone. i serve as your public works director, and just like everyone else, i'm very happy to be here today, even with the wet weather , seeing how many people are out here shows as how important this project is to so many people and of course, the animals. today is an exciting day for our city, and an exciting day for san francisco animal care and control. we are celebrating the start of unique project, and it brings me great pleasure and joy that public works will be overseeing the design and construction of the project. it is not every day in san francisco that a modern structure more then a century ago. that is what is happening right here. the new animal care and control facility. the new shelter will be built with the original brick
warehouse behind me, the building was constructed in 1893 and served as the original market street railway corporation. it is eligible for listings on the state national registry and historic basins. it served as a maintenance facility for the sfmta overhead lines. the reuse of the building will be an elegant nod to the city's pass that serves the needs of the 21st century san francisco that historic brick face and wooden frame windows will remain intact, while the interior will be transformed into a state-of-the-art, multilevel facility billed to serve the needs of san francisco for many years to come. as mayor breeden said, we must think about the future of san francisco today, and there's no better way to do so by investing in capital improvements to our
infrastructure. public works is proud to be working with clark construction and the many people who will be working on the projects. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, everybody. we are going to do the ceremonial gravel shovel thing, and then we are done. there is tons of delicious food that clark brought that is right outside, food and drinks, and we hope you all stay around for a bit and enjoy each other. >> five, four, three, two, one! [cheers and applause] >> there we go.
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happy that >> once i got the hang of it a little bit, you know, like the first time, i never left the court. i just fell in love with it and any opportunity i had to get out there, you know, they didn't have to ask twice. you can always find me on the court. [♪] >> we have been able to participate in 12 athletics wheelchairs. they provide what is an expensive tool to facilitate basketball specifically. behind me are the amazing golden state road warriors, which are
one of the most competitive adaptive basketball teams in the state led by its captain, chuck hill, who was a national paralympic and, and is now an assistant coach on the national big team. >> it is great to have this opportunity here in san francisco. we are the main hub of the bay area, which, you know, we should definitely have resources here. now that that is happening, you know, i i'm looking forward to that growing and spreading and helping spread the word that needs -- that these people are here for everyone. i think it is important for people with disabilities, as well as able-bodied, to be able to see and to try different sports, and to appreciate trying different things. >> people can come and check out this chairs and use them. but then also friday evening, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., it will be wheelchair basketball
we will make sure it is available, and that way people can no that people will be coming to play at the same time. >> we offer a wide variety of adaptive and inclusion programming, but this is the first time we have had our own equipment. [♪] >> my s.f. dove -- government t.v. moment was when i received a commendation award from supervisor chris daly. then we sang a duet in the board