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[applause] >> the hon. london breed: hi, everybody. i am so excited to be here today to sign my first budget as mayor. thank you all for joining us today. today's budget is really a team effort. it involved so many of you here who made this possible coming together to put together what is going to be, i think, one of the best budgets to implement what we know are our priorities so we can see change on our streets here in san francisco every day. i'd like to thank our board
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president, malia cohen, who's here today to lead the budget process along with members of the budget and committee, supervisor stefani, supervisor fewer, and supervisor yee. and i'd also like to thank members of the board of supervisors who are here today. supervisor mandelman, supervisor brown, supervisor satisfy tang, a safai, and supervisor tang, and all the budget and legislative analysts who will be fighting me, and the director of the mayor's budget office, kelly ki kirkpoint rick. yes, you can give all those people a hand. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: you know, these are really challenging times for our nation, and we have a federal administration pursuing an agenda that threatens our core
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values and dismantles programs for people that we know that need them the most. but this is not the first time that san francisco has faced threats from the federal government and sadly won't be the last. now more than ever our city must respond by protecting our values, protecting our residents and making smart investments for the future of our city. this budget is a clear reflection of our priorities, a clear demonstration of how we will invest our process perin making sure that there is equity and inclusion. and we are happy to be here today at bishop swain community house because my top priority as mayor is homelessness. we need to get people out of tents, off the streets and into the care and shelters that they need. and bishop swain, a
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permanent -- we'll just let that go by. we're going to ban helicopters in the city. this will be a permanent housing site for formerly homeless individuals does exactly what we want to see happen in our city. i met earlier with some residents here, and it is clear that our problem with homelessness is not intractable. budget investments like the ones we are making today change people's lives. michael, who i met here, was homeless for three years, sleeping in his van, living on the streets, sleeping in golden gate park after he lost his job of 14 years. he is now housed and living a great life.
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[applause] >> the hon. london breed: brenda is here today, as well. -- oh, brenda, is it okay? i better not tell your age. homeless for four years before being connected to bishop swain by the sanctuary, a 24 hour shelter in the south of market neighborhood, these two examples are what happens when we provide a safe environment and permanent, supportive housing where we can make real progress. and the budget includes $60 million in new funding for critical homeless services and programs which will include 430 new permanent supportive housing units over the next two years. now we know it's not enough to get people indoors. once they get the care and the assistance they need, we are committed to providing permanent, affordable housing
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and doing more to make sure we ensure housing in our city. $4.4 million will go to operate a navigation center specifically for transitional age youth -- that's young people between the ages of 18 and 24. $12 million is allocated to expand rapid rehousing programs for youths and adults, and $2 million will go towards creating two access points to families and residents struggling with homelessness. additionally, this budget will fund four new navigation center facilities, including one that specifically works with women and expecting mothers. these navigation centers go beyond the traditional shelters in offering intensive counseling and services to help people break the cycle of addiction, poverty and
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homelessness. we're investing $6 million to create a dedicated street medicine team, a first in the nation program, to bring treatment directly to people suffering with addiction on our streets. finally, we know the best way to fight homelessness is to keep people housed in the first place. this past election, voters approved proposition f, which provides a right to counsel for tenants who face eviction, and i'm proud that this board and this mayor is investing $5.8 million to fund this program. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: additionally, we are reviewing our -- renewing our commitment to creating and preserving affordable housing by investing more than $800 million to construct and preserve over 3,000 units of affordable
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housing. while we work to help our homeless population into care and shelter, it is clear that the daily conditions on our streets are unacceptable. i'm committed to cleaning up our city. i want people in san francisco, when they walk out the door, to feel the difference when they step outside. this will take a focused, sustained effort, and we're making the investments to make this happen. in addition to the $67 million that we are currently spending on street cleaning, $13 million in new funding over the next two years will go to fund comprehensive efforts that will help make a difference. 44 new neighborhood cleaners, split across all of the districts here in the city so that no provider is upset about getting their fair share. we are opening five new pit stops, and we're expanding the hours so people have rest rooms to use rather than using our
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streets for that purpose. and we are expanding our efforts in cleaning up needles. that is going to be so important to the cleanliness of our streets and the quality of life. i also recently announced that we are going to be investing another $725,000 for the fix-it team. these are really neighborhood-driven project that's can help make the neighborhood better based on feedback from community members. this is all a part of making our community safe and making our communities clean. this budget includes a strategic plan that will deploy 250 new officers on our streets. over the next two years, you will see more foot patrols throughout the city and additional officers will be added to help address violent crime and property crime. this budget also includes $1.7 million in funding to implement the 272 reforms
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recommended to our city by obama's department of justice. and we are adding, because supervisor president cohen is making us do this because of her leadership around police accountability, another $1.5 million to create four new positions at the department of police accountability. when i was on the board of supervisors, one of my proudest accomplishments was helping address our ambulance crises. but today, there are still emergency response issues we know we need to tackle. we're adding personnel resources to the 911 emergency dispatch center to ensure that san franciscans get the immediate help they need, especially when there's an emergency. we're investing $1.5 million in funding for the fire department to staff a medical assistance response team to quickly
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respond to medical service calls in the tenderloin areas where we know there is a high call volume for those services. all of these investments equal one thing: positive change for yo our residents, and i am optimistic that we are going to be able to make these changes together. when you walk the streets, you will feel the difference from our neighborhood cleaning group, our mental health and homelessness investments meaning better and quicker response to people who are in crises on our street. this budget investment means more police officers in our neighborhood, more beat trained with 21 century policing. and our significant spending on affordable housing reinforces my commitment to affordable housing in san francisco. this budget represents our values for a safer, cleaner,
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more equitiable city. i keep saying this. we all want to make a difference. i love this amazing city. many of us who work for the city and these nonprofits, we know how hard it is to get our city to a better place. we want to do that. we want to focus on making san francisco, and these dollars, invested right are the first steps to help us get to that better place, and i am excited to be signing this budget, and i'm going to be even more excited when i see this money being put to work on the streets of san francisco so that each and every san franciscan can feel the difference for a cleaner, safer, and more beautiful city. with that, i'd like to turn it over to the president of the board who is also the finance chair for this budget, supervisor malia cohen. [applause] >> president cohen: thank you.
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hi, everyone. what city would we be in if there were not the occasional hecklers. you heard the remarks from the mayor. she talked about how the budget was going to be spent, and i want to spend a couple minutes talk about the process that we went through that brought us to where we are today. first of all, this is an $11 billion budget. it's a reflection of the city of st. francis, a city that we both grew up in. this budget is supporting the city's most vulnerable with passion and dignity and also helps us solve some of problems that we are facing. it's the result of a robust, transparent, and inclusive process with an open and often
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vigorous discussion around our priorities. what i'm most proud of are the investments reducing homelessness, and i want to acknowledge our guests here. thank you for allowing us in your home today. and i also want to call out that we are champions of public safety for all citizens, and we are also committed to making sure that our streets and our parks are clean, that they are safe, and i'm proud of our commitment to serve the residents of all of san francisco. so some of you may remember previous budget processes as being bruising, yes? no? yes, says ben rosenfeld. bruising and somehow contentious and somehow would draw the ugliness not out of only department heads, not only out of elected officials, but also our advocates. i'm just being honest here. the mayor talks about how she
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was excited to be signing our first budget, i'm excited to be signing my last budget. now i'm grateful that i was given the opportunity to chair the budget and finance committee, and it truly has opened my eyes on the entire internal workings of local government, but also, many things were revealed to me last year that i set out to correct this year, one of which is how we evaluate the departments that are making requests. and for what reason are we not more policy driven? so my goal, along with my legislative team, headed up by sophia kitler, our goal was to take out the politics of the budget process and really infuse the policy access of how we are driving our budget. and i think we created a budget that was more transparent, that created robust, in depth, and thoughtful policy conversations that helped shape why we do what we do.
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i mean, in essence, we're all public servants. most of us took an oath to be here, but we are serving because we believe in the work that we're doing. we believe that we are given an opportunity to help people and have a -- to help them have a positive impact on their live, and we cannot ever lose that focus. and sometimes, it gets lost, so what we set out to do was to have a stronger, more transparent and more democratic process. we wanted to make sure that we are funding our greatest needs and investing in the most effective programs. you see this is a unique process because if you recall, the budget actually starts in september. many people don't know that, but the process starts in september, and last september, it started with ed lee. he gave a directive to his department heads, he gave some rules on some constraints, on where -- and where the budget priorities should be, and then, by december, department heads have an idea on where they're going. they submit this budget -- excuse me. to ed lee has his hands on this
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budget. and then, you may recall, he had an untimely death. and so then we were placed in a chaotic state. mayor farrell made the presentation on june 1 on the budget. he had his fingerprints on this budget. so now we are going to be celebrating signing of abudget that has the fingerprints of our mayor london breed. that is a moment in our history. we need to celebrate this because we are resilient. we are resilient, and we didn't do it alone. there are certain parameters that people like kelly kirkpatrick and ben rosenfeld helped put into place. what we did was we took an entire comprehensive list of requests from all across the city, $140 million that my colleagues had, that departments had, that advocates had. instead of making this list
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secret, we made it public. we put it on the website and we made it available to everyone. and i think that helped demystify the process for process. what we also did, we had long, multidepartmental meeting to understand not only what we had funded in previous years but also how we are doing in those areas. are we, as a city and are we as a department, meeting our mark? or are we continuously throwing money out there, trying and hoping to meet our mark? so we introduced some metrics that we're going to be implementing -- i hope, in the future. i will not be here, so i'm going to look at my colleagues to do that, to make sure we are doing a good job to fund programs that are solid and help us solve major problems that we have identified, such as homelessness, such as the cleanliness of the streets.
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we use this as a framework to evaluate the budget's proposed budget, and so we were asking critical questions such as how do these investments make further the priorities of the department? are the investments missing anything? as we know, the june budget season has always been a chaotic time where the community benefit organizations and frankly those front line people that are working directly on the ground have come to the budget to ask for additional funding. i'm proud to say nothing was cut. the list of budget that the mayor presented to you is an expansion of good things. i at this point would be remiss if i did not think carmen chiu, the assessor recorder who was instrumental in bringing in the funds so we could have the benefit of spending it. this has been an iterative
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process. i would like to just call out the committee, the budget and finance committee, the vice chair sandy fewer, supervisor yee, supervisor stefani. i also want to recognize supervisor sheehy because he had a significant role in shaping this as well. jon givner, our deputy city attorney giving fantastic advice. i say a fantastic sparring partner when you spar with him, and ben rosenfeld, who has been our rock. he gives solid and sound advice. and kelly kirkpatrick, a wonderful woman who stepped up in the absence of melissa whitehouse and has now been donned the queen of the budget -- budget team. i also want to recognize harvey rose because harvey rose is a critical entity in the process of the budget because he takes
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out the politics, and he just goes straight to the numbers and goes straight to the crux of the issue, and he squeezes, sometimes bloods comes out of this process, but he squeezes dollars and cents that allows us to begin the discussion on how we can add to the budget priorities laid out by the mayor's office. so harvey rose, thank you, you have been fantastic, the consummate professional, and i want to thank your entire team. and of course the clerk of the board, linda wong. as you know, the clerks run the machine. they run the committee. they start on time -- well, relatively on time, but the notes are there, and i would not be able to do my job if i did not have the outstanding help of linda wong. so folks, i hope you will enjoy this moment. i'm excited to stand next to mayor breed to sign her first, my last, budget, and i just want to say congratulations to all the department heads that participate in this process, that come before the budget and
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finance committee, and they plead their case. i've tried to make the process fun and thoughtful and most importantly informative, and with that, i thank you. malia cohen. >> the hon. london breed: the last point i want to make as we sign this budget, i want us all to remember that we know that there's a lot of work to do. and the work that we do every single day can be the difference between someone's life and whether or not they make it. and that's why when you go out there, and you spend this money, make sure you remember that everything that you do for the city, it matters. it matters for people like michael, it matters for people who are here in this location where we are today, and so let's make every dollar count, let's make every dollar matter for the lives of so many san franciscans, and i want to make sure, again, that we walk out the doors and we feel the difference for a better san francisco. now let's sign this budget.
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[applause] >> the hon. london breed: all right. are we ready? >> president cohen: thank you. >> the hon. london breed: thank you.
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and bayview. >> a lot discussion how
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residents in san francisco are displaced how businesses are displaced and there's not as much discussion how many nonprofits are displaced i think a general concern in the arts community is the testimony loss of performance spaces and venues no renderings for establishes when our lease is up you have to deal with what the market bears in terms of of rent. >> nonprofits can't afford to operate here. >> my name is bill henry the executive director of aids passage l lp provides services for people with hispanics and aids and 9 advertising that fight for the clients in housing insurance and migration in the last two years we negotiated a lease that saw 0 rent more than
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doubled. >> my name is ross the executive directors of current pulls for the last 10 years at 9 and mission we were known for the projection of sfwrath with taking art and moving both a experiment art our lease expired our rent went from 5 thousand dollars to $10,000 a most. >> and chad of the arts project pursue. >> the evolution of the orientation the focus on art education between children and patrol officer artist we offer a full range of rhythms and dance and theatre music theatre about in the last few years it is more and more difficult to find space for the program that we run. >> i'm the nonprofit manager for the mayor's office of economic workforce development
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one of the reasons why the mayor has invested in nonprofit displacement is because of the challenge and because nonprofits often commute technical assistance to understand the negotiate for a commercial lease. >> snooechlz is rob the executive director and co-founder of at the crossroads we want to reach the disconnected young people not streets of san francisco for young adults are kicked out of the services our building was sold no 2015 they let us know they'll not renew our lease the last year's the city with the nonprofit displacement litigation program held over 75 nonprofits financial sanction and technical assistance. >> fortunate the city hesitate
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set aside funds for businesses facing increased rent we believable to get some relief in the form of a grant that helped us to cover the increase in rent our rent had been around $40,000 a year now $87,000 taylor's dollars a year we got a grant that covered 22 thousands of that but and came to the minnesota street project in two people that development in the better streets plan project they saved us space for a nonprofit organization national anthem and turned out the northern california fund they accepted us into the real estate program to see if we could withstand the stress and after the program was in full swinging skinning they brought up the litigation fund and the grants were made we
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applied for that we received a one thousand dollars granted and that grant allowed us to move in to the space to finish the space as we needed it to furniture is for classes the building opened on schedule on march 18, 2016 and by july we were teaching classed here. >> which we found out we were going to have to leave it was overwhelm didn't know anything about commercial real estate we suggested to a bunch of people to look at the nonprofits displacement mitigation program you have access to commercial real estate either city owned or city leased and a city lease space become available there is a $946,000 grant that is provided through the mayor's office of economic workforce development and that's going to
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go towards boulder the space covers a little bit less than half the cost it is critical. >> the purpose of the organization trust to stabilize the arts in san francisco working with local agency i go like the northern california platoon fund that helped to establish documents of our long track record of stvent and working to find the right partner with the organization of our size and budget the opportunity with the purchase of property we're sitting in the former disposal house theatre that expired 5 to 10 years ago we get to operate under the old lease and not receive a rent increase for the next 5 to 7 years we'll renting $10,000 square feet for the next 5 to seven years we pay off the balance of the purpose of this and the cost of the renovation.
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>> the loophole will that is unfortunate fortunate we have buy out a reserve our organization not reduce the services found a way to send some of the reserves to be able to continue the serves we know our clients need them we were able to get relief when was needed the most as we were fortunate to arrive that he location at the time, we did in that regard the city has been - we've had tremendous support from the mayor's office of economic workforce development and apg and helped to roommate the facade of the building and complete the renovation inside of the building without the sport support. >> our lease is for 5 years with a 5 year onyx by the city has an 86 year lease that made
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that clear as long as we're doing the work we've been we should be able to stay there for decades and decades. >> the single most important thing we know that is that meaningful. >> it has been here 5 months and even better than that we could image. >> with the economic development have announced an initiative if ours is a nonprofit or know of a nonprofit looking for more resources they can go to the office of economic workforce development slashing nonprofit and found out about the mayors nonprofit mitigation program and the sustainability initiative and find their information through technical assistance as much as how to get started with more
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fundraising or the real estate assistance and they can find my contact and reach out to me through the circles of the city through the >> one more statement. we are the one. that is our first single that we made. that is our opinion. >> i can't argue with you. >> you are responsible please do not know his exact. [♪] [♪]
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[♪] >> i had a break when i was on a major label for my musical career. i took a seven year break. and then i came back. i worked in the library for a long time. when i started working the san francisco history centre, i noticed they had the hippie collection. i thought, if they have a hippie collection, they really need to have a punk collection as well. so i talked to the city archivist who is my boss. she was very interested. one of the things that i wanted to get to the library was the avengers collection. this is definitely a valuable poster. because it is petty bone. it has that weird look because it was framed. it had something acid on it and
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something not acid framing it. we had to bring all of this stuff that had been piling up in my life here and make sure that the important parts of it got archived. it wasn't a big stretch for them to start collecting in the area of punk. we have a lot of great photos and flyers from that area and that. that i could donate myself. from they're, i decided, you know, why not pursue other people and other bands and get them to donate as well? the historic moments in san francisco, punk history, is the sex pistols concert which was at winterland. [♪] it brought all of the punks on the web -- west coast to san francisco to see this show. the sex pistols played the east coast and then they play texas and a few places in the south and then they came directly to san francisco. they skipped l.a. and they skipped most of the media centres. san francisco was really the biggest show for them pick it was their biggest show ever. their tour manager was
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interested in managing the adventures, my band. we were asked to open to support the pistols way to that show. and the nuns were also asked to open the show. it was certainly the biggest crowd that we had ever played to. it was kind of terrifying but it did bring people all the way from vancouver, tee seattle, portland, san diego, all up and down the coast, and l.a., obviously. to san francisco to see this show. there are a lot of people who say that after they saw this show they thought they would start their own band. it was a great jumping off point for a lot of west coast punk. it was also, the pistols' last show. in a way, it was the end of one era of punk and the beginning of a new one. the city of san francisco didn't necessarily support punk rock. [♪] >> last, but certainly not least is a jell-o be opera.
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they are the punk rock candidate of the lead singer called the dead kennedys. >> if we are blaming anybody in san francisco, we will just blame the dead kennedys. >> there you go. >> we had situations where concerts were cancelled due to flyers, obscene flyers that the city was thought -- that he thought was obscene that had been put up. the city of san francisco has come around to embrace it's musicians. when they have the centennial for city hall, they brought in all kinds of local musicians and i got to perform at that. that was, at -- in a way, and appreciation from the city of san francisco for the musical legends. i feel like a lot of people in san francisco don't realize what resources there are at the library. we had a film series, the s.f. punk film series that i put together. it was nearly sold out every single night. people were so appreciative that
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someone was bringing this for them. it is free. everything in the library is free. >> it it is also a film producer who has a film coming out. maybe in 2018 about crime. what is the title of it? >> it is called san francisco first and only rock 'n' roll movie. crime, 1978. [laughter] >> when i first went to the art institute before the adventures were formed in 77, i was going to be a painter. i did not know i would turn into a punk singer. i got back into painting and i mostly do portraiture and figurative painting. one of the things about this job here is i discovered some great resources for images for my painting. i was looking through these mug shot books that we have here that are from the 1920s. i did a whole series of a mug
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shot paintings from those books. they are in the san francisco history centre's s.f. police department records. there are so many different things that the library provides for san franciscans that i feel like a lot of people are like, oh, i don't have a library card. i've never been there. they need to come down and check it out and find out what we have. the people who are hiding stuff in their sellers and wondering what to do with these old photos or old junk, whether it is hippie stuff or punk stuff, or stuffestuff from their grandpar, if they bring it here to us, we can preserve it and archive it and make it available to the public in the future.
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>> president tan: welcome to the tuesday, august 7, meeting of the san francisco entertainment commission. i'm bryant tan, commission president. we have a very small quorum for the time being, but before we do a roll call, a few housekeeping items. one, if you are a member of the public and would like to speak when i call for public comment, please fill out a public comment card or come up during that item. second, if you have a cell phone or something that makes a lot of noise, please turn it on vibrate or silent. and, three, thank you to sfgov tv and media services for airing this meeting every time we meet. let go ahead and start with roll call. >> commissioner bleiman: here. >> vice president thomas: here.


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