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really haven't had much of an issue because it's very low with that respect. it's the expertise of the individual. for construction, it's a different matter. >> commissioner rosales: one more question on the s.b.e. side and i will defer to my fellow commissioners, what -- we know about the local san francisco picture. where are the contractors coming from that are outside of san francisco. do you know? >> not off the top. we do have figures of that. i didn't delve into those particular metrics. i do know a fair amount comes from the east bay, certainly in alameda county. and in contra costa county. there's a fair amount from the south as well, as far down as san jose.
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but i don't have any particular figures i can give you at the moment. >> commissioner rosales: i would be interested. my sense is that we're drawing diverse contractors from the east bay in particular, alameda county. >> chair mondejar: thank you, commissioner rosales. >> commissioner singh: do we have a list of the contractors that you have? and with small business. >> do we have a list of the firms? >> commissioner singh: yeah. >> we certainly do have a list that have participated and the l.b.e.s as well through the monitoring here in san francisco. and we draw on the list from the s.b.e. from the department of general services from the state of california. so we maintain the database of firms that participate on our contracts or have bid on the
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contracts that we know of. >> commissioner singh: what are the requirements are there to become a member of the s.b.e. for us? >> for certification, we accept firms certified through governmental entity. there's a certification process that takes place through the state. the caveat is that the firm that is it must meet a certain threshold. what we do in that instance is scrutinize the firm a further step. for san francisco as another example, we accept due policy
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amendment. we do have -- we have conformed or program to the micro l.b.e. and the small l.b.e. program administered by the city. those revenue thresholds conformed with ours so we accept those. the other is the federal government under the d.b.e. program. it's certified through a governmental entity. we rely on the aspect of certification by another entity to determine ownership and contract. with the d.b.e. program, we take it one step level further and ensure that the firm meets the size standards met by the commission. >> commissioner singh: we used to have a working group that met every quarter. and commissioners used to sit and -- do we have that yet?
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>> no. we don't have a current working group. we've looked at that. we'll continue to look at it to see if there's interest within the community. >> commissioner singh: it's a good idea if we start that again. >> if there is one thing i can say, we had some discussion with the contract monitoring division here with the city and certainly partnering in terms of -- because we share common goals partnering with the -- and drawing from their experience with the small business -- let me take that back, the l.b.e. advisory committee would be helpful. the one reservation is the resources needed to hold the monthly meetings and so forth. but if we can partner with another agency and share the
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resources, it is something that i think would work with ocii. >> commissioner singh: okay. thank you so much. >> chair mondejar: thank you, commissioner singh. commissioner bustos. >> vice chair bustos: so i -- i was getting excited about the numbers. and then when we got to page -- got to page 14, 20%, that made me nervous.
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we don't know how long this boom of construction will last. sometimes this stuff goes through ebb and flows. and being able to get our folks opportunities to work while the situation is good because there's a lot of work happening, 20% is not a lot. can we talk about that a little bit? >> we've looked at that in terms of how to draw or increase that. i think josh arse is here in the audience and maybe he can add some additional color. i think the difficulty is that times of too good at this particular moment with construction. i feel as though there's a plateauing of the utilization of
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san francisco workers and, again, i would like to bring up josh and maybe he can add some additional color to that. >> vice chair bustos: this is san francisco land. in order for these projects to be built, they have to get san francisco approval, whether it's through our body or through planning. nothing can move without san francisco. is this good faith or are we mandatory in our asking them? >> thank you. josh arse, compliance department. to your question, this is a good faith efforts policy. it's by raymond lee, brooks solomon, all working together to turn it into something
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meaningful. we work to achieve the goals that mr. oscar james had spoken about of 50%. if you look at other specific projects and not having the slides in front of me, we do see other sites, high-profile areas that people are paying attention to, projects like the shipyard or transbay, where you see the numbers are higher. i'm looking at it now. hunters point shipyard, 32.9, nearly 33%. to not go too far away, it's a good faith efforts policy. across the 7 million hours, it's 21% local. >> vice chair bustos: maybe this is a question to the director.
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isn't there a way we're able to at least have this body go on record to ask for mandatory 50% rather than good faith? because sometimes, i mean, good faith works to a certain amount, but if there's a plateau that's happening about san francisco workers, you know, we still want our people working, especially with the cost of housing. it would be a shame to have san franciscans build housing they can't afford. how can we work on this? >> director sesay: i would like to have staff come back with a pros and cons. i think we haven't talked fully in this body what the mandatory does and how they're performing and what it means. i would like to entertain the idea of coming, having an agenda item in the future to talk about the pros and cons of the two rather than to take action on
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changing to a mandatory program. >> vice chair bustos: it would be great to at least have the discussion sooner rather than later because time is moving and work is being -- >> director sesay: i do want to underscore that in terms of the work the agency does and all the outreach with our partnership with city build, that would in no way change the outcome. so what you are proposing here is good faith versus mandatory. i think the same level of input, same level of aggressive collaboration, policy, it doesn't diminish that. it would change the metering and maybe not the outcome. we're doing everything we can in our power to increase the work force or the contracting piece.
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go >> vice chair bustos: or maybe we need to look at how we think outside the box. for example, there was a trade school that my brothers went through and a lot of great workers came out of that school. maybe we can look to some of our schools that are focused on the trades or look at apprenticeships or other things that we may want to look outside the box. >> director sesay: i know we've had the same conversation and we're exploring the capacity. my sense is some work force space, we don't have the capacity in the city. so we want to have all of the areas not just holistic because we're monitoring and reporting
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on a period. we probably just want it have a discussion on what the barriers are, period, so it can be more robust and come back with more details in terms of -- because it's also capacity. it's not just whether policy is mandatory versus good faith. i think it's what the resources are out there. >> if i might offer a thought, and this is something that you catt catalyzed at the last meeting, director sesay should be aware that we heard the call loud and clear. it was the big realization for us at city build and the city that this number of hours of increase is massive. you saw 72% year on year increase on the ocii projects in terms of construction hours. we ran the numbers for
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city-covered public works that has the mandatory policy. it, too, was 43% single-year increase. we ran that in preparation for our annual report after the inquiry last time. what is good for colleagues to know is that commissioner bustos followed down a path of being very conscientious in reminding us the importance of local hire. commissioner bustos came out to speak to the contractors and parties working together on work force development outcomes at the chase center. got together when we had a conversation about bringing more sponsorships and placements. don't forget, when you look at the sponsorships and placements, it's something separate and apart from the percentage that is a success story in the impacted communities. when commissioner bustos talked about what it meant for him to
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grow up and be raised in the mission district and what it meant to give park, along with warriors, city build, you saw the contractors step up their game immediately. it's a much more rapid pace than today and it led to more creativity. it was a new pilot, pilot specifically focused on the need for cement masons at the arena. out of 10 recruits, learning very specific industry needs, not just generally speaking in the city and region, but specific to that arena, 10 out of 10 students graduated, 8 out of 10 went to work on the arena. the other two, we have plans to help move them, too. 80% of everybody that started in that targeted sense in response to commissioner bustos's call and the discussion we had and creative juices flowing to figure out who is left behind?
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who is in the 2.1% unemployment. it's only about 11,000, 12,000 san franciscans looking for work that don't have it, but it doesn't count the people not looking for work. or the 80,000 san franciscans that are barely making ends meet. when the time is right, we'll be happy to come back and share with you the proposal that flowed from that. as a few hours ago, we were with a class that are in their seventh week learning the specific trades that will be needed and industry-wide. there are 35 disadvantaged job-seekers that are finishing second day of the second week. we'll have more workers to come out by the end of the 5 weeks. so if it's the direction of our partners here, commission and staff at ocii, we'll present the
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case for the different policies, because there is a degree of competition among project sponsors, city agencies, and community expectations on the mandatory stuff. there's a financial penalty if they don't hit their number. on the flip side, you have no shortage of creativity of the sponsorships and placements that we can do more of to grow the public, make sure no one is left behind and keep moving forward. >> vice chair bustos: absolutely right. thank you. >> chair mondejar: before you go, can you reintroduce yourself? do you work for ocii? >> we're a team. we all work together anyway. that's what it's about.
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mr. james, for thoekz that don't know, apart from being such an outstanding, vocal, passionate community advocate, goes back to the beginning with the hunters point and san francisco building trades council, where the 50% objective. and i think a lot of us that came out of -- into this work mentored by mr. james, and mr. jackson and others, there is always work to be done. whether it's 10% unemployment, or 2.1%, there are still people that we can bring in. if you look at the graph -- i don't know the slide number, but if you look at the work we're doing bringing 45 students into the industry and another 45 in the fall. we're hopeful that as many of those 35 students as possible,
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working with ocii and partners were to trade twice as many as long year. i don't know math, but if you look at that demand, if we're constant growth but demand is like that, it will result in a lower percentage. >> chair mondejar: we still don't know your title. >> joshua arse, director of city build in the office of economic and work force development. working closely with ocii on a number of projects. >> chair mondejar: so he's not with ocii. >> we're on the same floor and see each other every day and you fund our work, so we're grateful for that. >> chair mondejar: thank you. i do have a follow-up question.
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>> commissioner ransom-scott: you're answering part of the question that i had. do you see that there is continuing capacity to build this pipeline in san francisco? it's not -- we're not just talking about ocii projects. we're talking about city wide projects. have we gone to the well too often is what i'm asking. >> never too often. there will always be people left behind. if you look at with the mayor london breed is bringing to the conversation, she's going into the neighborhoods and asking people if they're working, if they're housed. if they're not, i know we'll get an inquiry to contact someone and bring them construction opportunities and that is something that's happening and it's really special to look forward to sharing more about with respect to the chase center advanced training. >> commissioner rosales: and i'm focusing on construction. >> oh, yes. it's interesting, construction
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is a great pipeline. we have local hire ordinance that really in construction stand for the proposition that if you are looking for work, a disadvantaged job-seeker who has barriers to employment, experience with the flawed justice system, english, or anyone at risk of being left behind, you can train with us and we can provide a pathway that gives you high assurances and near guarantee of employment and construction. we think about how to move this concept. over the next five years when the state looks at 6% job growth in the city and county of san francisco, half of that is from professional services. our men and women, disadvantaged job-seekers, former incarcerated workers, those at work of being left behind, don't have to go to
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work with their tools. they can go with a briefcase, computer, drafting instruments. we're involved very extensively with regard to the cannabis industry and how to leverage that construction contracting apart from the work on the ground. everything that flows indirectly and directly, how we have assurances in the pipeline and the community from there as well. >> i want to add to what josh is saying. we say we want 50%, which means the other 50% comes from out of town. once people are trained here in san francisco, what makes us think they work here and then go other parts of the bay area to work.
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so people have been trained here to work in other cities because they're hardworking people and they take great pride in the work they do. we're setting up people for success. so that's exciting. >> commissioner rosales: and stay and work in san francisco. >> absolutely. 50% will push us. we see a report like this, and we'll go back and think about how to keep pushing. that's the flip side. you don't want to set a floor that's too low because then you achieved it and may lose a creative spark. the balance of everything is somethinger we're considering. >> chair mondejar: i have a couple of questions. finally, i get to ask my questions. sorry, too many active commissioners here. [laughter]
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i was looking at page 7, slide 7, professional services. and -- i asked your question, mr. singh. >> commissioner singh: thank you. >> chair mondejar: it would be wonderful -- maybe it's here, but i couldn't find it. the list of professional services and who are the firms? i'm looking at the charts and i have in parentheses, professional consulting. for example, cahill contractors. they're a professional consulting firm? and i'm looking at the list that you gave us and it has like, the project, mission bay south. i forgot what this is. attachment a, block 1. mission bay, west. professional consulting. and the contractor is cahill
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contractors. are they considered professional servic services? >> no. it's the general for the project. excuse the reference in that respect. the summary sheets provided to you when it lists the contractor, it's building the site. >> chair mondejar: who is the professional services, for example, in this line? it doesn't say. >> it doesn't give you that specific detail. every six months we've gone before the commission, we've provided the details. i believe there's a separate attachment that you have that lists the firms. >> chair mondejar: it would be interesting to find out who are the professional services organization that are meeting, basically, this high total of 61.1%. i was looking for that. >> sure. it's a lot of firms. a lot of different firms. the architects, structural
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engineers. and that's approximately how many firms? >> chair mondejar: is it over 100? >> 2,400 firms in the database that's done work for ocii. >> chair mondejar: for these numbers for -- from january to june 30 that brought up this total to 61%, i want to get a number and get a sense of how many professional service firms are we actually giving business to, which is about $252 million. >> for the past six months, there's a commission attachment. eyeballing it, i would say there's a least 30 firms. >> what is the attachment?
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the file? >> there should be a separate attachment provided called "commission attachment." and the title of the report is "semiannual ocii-s.b.e. dollars by project detail." it's commission attachment. >> oh. >> chair mondejar: oh, that one. okay. thank you for pointing that out. i was looking for it. so it's about 30 firms that receive this -- much was the number, $256 million, in the last six months. is that correct? >> yes. correct. estimating. >> chair mondejar: that's good to know. and then i go to slide 9, where you have a breakdown offa ethnicity. these are men and women and
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latino and -- >> correct. >> chair mondejar: at the bottom, you have non-minority female and non-minority male. is there minority female and minority male? or is it because they're into the -- broken down according to ethnicity? >> they're embedded in the ethnicity category. when we say asian-american, that's both male and female. >> chair mondejar: can we break that down to nonminority female and male, in the next round? >> yes, sure. >> chair mondejar: so we can look at gender equality here and both on minority and nonminority groups. that would be helpful to learn
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so we're spreading the business, the wealth, among constituents in san francisco. so would you say a lot of the firms are san francisco-based, especially the professional services? the average is 22.5 million. >> correct. for professional services, we average 70 plus percent of san francisco-based firms. that's a different story with construction, of course. construction, i think we average about 40%, plus or minus. >> chair mondejar: thank you. this is very good. thank you for the presentation. it gets richer every time we receive your report and thank you for listening to us and giving us more data, because it helps us when we do our own outreach and we're out there to be able to see that we are
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supporting san francisco residents, san francisco firms. and our local hires hopefully will increase soon. thank you. any other comments or questions? this is for discussion. it's not for a vote, right? so thank you, again, to your team for putting these numbers -- okay. let's go to, madam secretary. call the next item. >> clerk: the next order of business is item 6, public comment on nonagenda items. madam chair, we have one speaker. oscar james. >> chair mondejar: is he still here? oh, there he is. >> oscar james again.
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i'm tickled pink, pickled tink. i've been dealing with redevelopment agencies since 1967. when we first started coming to the commissioners, trying to fight and do things for the community. at that time, the commission didn't look nothing like you guys. so to me, it's a blessing to have each and every one of you here serving, okay? go back to when mayor shelley was mayor. that's how long i've been dealing with the redevelopment agency. i got a job with the redevelopment agency, where i could be a real inside watchdog, watching the agencies to make sure that they did what they were supposed to have done. the senior on this commission is commissioner singh. i saw him when he first came
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here. but with so many commissioners who have came of different ethnic backgrounds since the time that i first came to the redevelopment agency. and each and every one of you guys should be proud of yourself because of what you do to help build our communities to make them stronger and watch out for everyone. i want to thank each and every one of you. dr. scott, i'm glad to see you up there representing bayview-hunters point and the city and county of san francisco as a whole. it's a blessing to me to see you up there with bustos and all of you, tremendous people. a lot of people say i be brown-nosing. yeah, i'm brown-nosing because of what you do to better our community. [laughter] you know, it's one thing to sit on -- sit in that seat. i sat in that seat as a commissioner. and i know what it means to put your heart into something that you really believe in for the
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betterment of the community and people in the community come and blast you guys and say what you are not doing and negative things. if they can see what you've done and what you are doing, they would be provided, because you are looking out for them and their kids and their grandkids and i commend each and every one of you. you know london breed, honorable london breed, was a commissioner on this commission. that sets a precedent for one of you guys to take her seat when she leave. [laughter] that's what we need. we need people who do community work to get these positions because they know what happens in the community. and those are the people that we need to look out for. you see what i'm saying? and london sits, you know, as she's been active in the community just like all of you have been active in your
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communities. we need grassroots peoples to take the leadership and do what you guys are doing. so i want to say thank you and keep up the good work and god bless each and every one of you. >> chair mondejar: thank you, mr. james. >> clerk: no more speaker cards. >> chair mondejar: i will close public comment. madam secretary, please call the next item. >> clerk: item 7, report of the chair. madam chair? >> chair mondejar: no report. thank you. >> clerk: item 8, report of executive director. 8a, informational memorandum on notice of intent to advertise and solicit proposals for infrastructure engineering support services for candlestick point-hunters point shipyard project areas. discussion. >> director sesay: we have in your packet, notice of intent.
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this is for engineering support for candlestick point-shipyard project area and the scope would increase conceptual planning, utility systems, transfers and so on. this would be the first phase the intent is to release the r.f.p. today and allow for one or more consultants to continue to work with us through the department of public works in mapping and utility, so you would get up -- we'll come back to you once we select a contract or contractor and you would take action on that item. also wanted to raise that mission day south seeks 6 mission bay boulevard received its certificate of occupancy end of july and occupancy will
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commence in 2018. it's 143 total units building, 1, 2, 3, with implementing a preference and also want to note that the there will be a grand opening that will keep you abreast of as well as marketing outcomes report, which will come shortly after. i want to touch on the shipyard cleanup. we talked about phase 1, parcel a, happening as we speak. the navy has released the work plan for parcel g, which was part of the -- a portion of the parcels that were supposed to have been transferred a year or so ago that got caught up in the cleanup. and the idea is that it's been on the street for 60 days, public comment period. the 60 days coming up on august
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14. so the expectation is -- i'm saying this because potentially there may be a flurry of public comment that could lead to news articles and how the agency's responding or reacting to the work plan on the street. as you know, president malia cohen had a public hearing in may. she called for another one in september. i will keep you posted. the expectation is that at the end of september, there may be a follow-up on that. and at some point, in discusses with the chair and vice chair, we would want to bring something to the commission to get an update and so just wanting to make sure that we are transparent in our process as we
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move forward. it will be nice for once to have the navy and the e.p.a. just do the retest, because that's happening. it's a lengthy process. we continue to be bombarded with press and the process was happened in the past and we're losing sight of what is continuously going on, which is making tetra tech accountable and e.p.a. and having them retest the shipyard. >> chair mondejar: thank you. thank you for that update. i think it's very helpful. i'd like us to be more proactive with the community and not simply react to comments or questions or media inquiries. i think it's important to keep the information going. so i thank you for doing that. stating that here, we're being
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very proactive of what's happening and what's going on and what's being done by our partner agency. so thank you, director sesay. are there any -- please call the next item. >> clerk: item 9, commissioners' questions and matters. madam chair? >> chair mondejar: are there any questions from -- [laughter] >> commissioner singh: almost done. >> chair mondejar: next item. noted, commissioner singh. please call the next item. >> clerk: next order of business, item 10, closed session. there are no closed session items. next item, item 11, adjournment. >> chair mondejar: meeting is adjourned and thank you and welcome commissioner scott for gracing our commission. i need a motion to adjourn.
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>> commissioner singh: i move. >> i second. >> chair mondejar: okay. and motion carries. you didn't call -- we're adjourning. thank you so much. thank you, everyone, for being here. it's 3:10 p.m. >> right before the game starts, if i'm still on the field, i look around, and i just take a deep breath because
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it is so exciting and magical, not knowing what the season holds holds is very, very exciting. it was fast-paced, stressful, but the good kind of stressful, high energy. there was a crowd to entertain, it was overwhelming in a good way, and i really, really enjoyed it. i continued working for the grizzlies for the 2012-2013 season, and out of happenstance, the same job opened up for the san francisco giants. i applied, not knowing if i would get it, but i would kick myself if i didn't apply. i was so nervous, i never lived anywhere outside of fridays
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know, andfridays -- fresno, and i got an interview. and then, i got a second interview, and i got more nervous because know the thought of leaving fresno and my family and friends was scary, but this opportunity was on the other side. but i had to try, and lo and behold, i got the job, and my first day was january 14, 2014. every game day was a puzzle, and i have to figure out how to put the pieces together. i have two features that are 30 seconds long or a minute and a 30 feature. it's fun to put that altogetl r together and then lay that out in a way that is entertaining for the fans. a lucky seat there and there, and then, some lucky games that include players. and then i'll talk to lucille, can you take the shirt gun to the bleachers.
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i just organize it from top to bottom, and it's just fun for me. something, we don't know how it's going to go, and it can be a huge hit, but you've got to try it. or if it fails, you just won't do it again. or you tweak it. when that all pans out, you go oh, we did that. we did that as a team. i have a great team. we all gel well together. it keeps the show going. the fans are here to see the teams, but also to be entertained, and that's our job. i have wonderful female role models that i look up to here at the giants, and they've been great mentors for me, so i aspire to be like them one day. renelle is the best. she's all about women in the workforce, she's always in our
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corner. [applause] >> i enjoy how progressive the giants are. we have had the longer running until they secure day. we've been doing lgbt night longer than most teams. i enjoy that i work for an organization who supports that and is all inclusive. that means a lot to me, and i wouldn't have it any other way. i wasn't sure i was going to get this job, but i went for it, and i got it, and my first season, we won a world series even if we hadn't have won or gone all the way, i still would have learned. i've grown more in the past four years professionally than i think i've grown in my entire adult life, so it's been eye opening and a wonderful
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learning sustainability mission, even though the bikes are very minimal energy use. it still matters where the energy comes from and also part of the mission in sustainability is how we run everything, run our business. so having the lights come on with clean energy is important to us as well. we heard about cleanpowersf and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that. it was super easy to sign up. our bookkeeper signed up online, it was like 15 minutes. nothing has changed, except now we have cleaner energy. it's an easy way to align your
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environmental proclivities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it, and it doesn't really add anything to the bill.
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