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they're far two wide and have large flight area the pavement to parks is to test the variants by ininexpensive changing did new open spaces the city made up of streets in you think about the potential of having this space for a purpose it is demands for the best for bikes and families to gather. >> through a collaborative effort with the department we the public works and the municipal transportation agency pavement to parks is bringing initiative ideas to our streets. >> so the face of the street is the core of our program we have in the public right-of-way meaning streets that can have areas perpetrated for something
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else. >> i'm here with john francis pavement to parks manager and this parklet on van ness street first of all, what is a parklet and part of pavement to parks program basically an expense of the walk in a public realm for people to hang anti nor a urban acceptable space for people to use. >> parklets sponsors have to apply to be considered for the program but they come to us you know saying we want to do this and create a new space on our street it is a community driven program. >> the program goes beyond just parklets vacant lots and other spaces are converted we're here at playland on 43 this is place is cool with loots things to do and plenty of space to play
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so we came up with that idea to revitalizations this underutilized yard by going to the community and what they said want to see here we saw that everybody wants to see everything to we want this to be a space for everyone. >> yeah. >> we partnered with the pavement to parks program and so we had the contract for building 236 blot community garden it start with a lot of jacuzzi hammers and bulldozer and now the point we're planting trees and flowers we have basketball courts there is so much to do here. >> there's a very full program that they simply joy that and meet the community and friends and about be about the lighter
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side of city people are more engaged not just the customers. >> with the help of community pavement to parks is reimagining the potential of our student streets if you want more information visit them as the pavement to parks or contact pavement to parks at
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bayview. >> a lot discussion how 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
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insurance and migration in the last two years we negotiated a lease that saw 0 rent more than 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
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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 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
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nonprofits financial sanction and technical assistance. >> fortunate the city hesitate 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
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stress and after the program was in full swinging skinning they brought up the litigation fund and the grants were made we 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
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a $946,000 grant that is provided through the mayor's office of economic workforce development and that's going to 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
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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. >> 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
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sport support. >> our lease is for 5 years with a 5 year onyx by the city has an 86 year lease that made 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
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mitigation program and the sustainability initiative and find their information through technical assistance as much as how to get started with more 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 [♪]
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>> i am the supervisor of district one. i am sandra lee fewer. [♪] >> i moved to the richmond district in 1950 mine. i was two years old. i moved from chinatown and we were one of the first asian families to move out here. [♪] >> when my mother decided to buy that house, nobody knew where it was. it seems so far away. for a long time, we were the only chinese family there but we started to see the areas of growth to serve a larger chinese population. the stress was storage of the birthplace of that. my father would have to go to chinatown for dim sum and i remember one day he came home and said, there is one here now.
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it just started to grow very organically. it is the same thing with the russian population, which is another very large ethnic group in the richmond district. as russia started to move in, we saw more russian stores. so parts of the richmond is very concentrated with the russian community and immigrant russian community, and also a chinese immigrant community. [♪] >> i think as living here in the richmond, we really appreciate the fact that we are surrounded three natural barriers. they are beautiful barriers. the presidio which gives us so many trails to walk through, ocean beach, for families to just go to the beach and be in the pacific ocean. we also also have a national park service. we boarded the golden gate
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national recreation area so there is a lot of activity to do in the summer time you see people with bonfires. but really families enjoying the beach and the pacific ocean during the rest of the time of year. [♪] >> and golden gate park where we have so many of our treasures here. we have the tea garden, the museum and the academy of sciences. not to mention the wonderful playgrounds that we have here in richmond. this is why i say the richmond is a great place for families. the theatre is a treasure in our neighborhood. it has been around for a very long time. is one of our two neighborhood theatres that we have here. i moved here when i was 1959 when i was two years old. we would always go here. i love these neighborhood theatres. it is one of the places that has not only a landmark in the richmond district, but also in
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san francisco. small theatres showing one or two films. a unique -- they are unique also to the neighborhood and san francisco. >> where we are today is the heart of the richmond district. with what is unique is that it is also small businesses. there is a different retail here it is mom and pop opening up businesses. and providing for the neighborhood. this is what we love about the streets. the cora door starts on clement street and goes all the way down to the end of clement where you will see small businesses even towards 32nd. at the core of it is right here between here and 20 -- tenth avenue. when we see this variety of stores offered here, it is very unique then of the -- any other part of san francisco. there is traditional irish music
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which you don't get hardly anywhere in san francisco. some places have this long legacy of serving ice cream and being a hangout for families to have a sunday afternoon ice cream. and then also, we see grocery stores. and also these restaurants that are just new here, but also thriving. [♪] >> we are seeing restaurants being switched over by hand, new owners, but what we are seeing is a vibrancy of clement street still being recaptured within new businesses that are coming in. that is a really great thing to see. i don't know when i started to shop here, but it was probably a very, very long time ago. i like to cook a lot but i like to cook chinese food. the market is the place i like to come to once a year. once i like about the market as it is very affordable. it has fresh produce and fresh meat. also, seafood.
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but they also offer a large selection of condiments and sauces and noodles. a variety of rice that they have is tremendous. i don't thank you can find a variety like that anywhere else. >> hi. i am kevin wong. i am the manager. in 1989 we move from chinatown to richmond district. we have opened for a bit, over 29 years. we carry products from thailand, japan, indonesia, vietnam, singapore and india. we try to keep everything fresh daily. so a customer can get the best out a bit. >> normally during crab season in november, this is the first place i hit. because they have really just really fresh crab. this is something my family really likes for me to make. also, from my traditional chinese food, i love to make a
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kale soup. they cut it to the size they really want. i am probably here once a week. i'm very familiar with the aisles and they know everyone who is a cashier -- cashier here i know when people come into a market such as this, it looks like an asian supermarkets, which it is and sometimes it can be intimidating. we don't speak the language and many of the labels are in chinese, you may not know what to buy or if it is the proper ingredients for the recipe are trying to make. i do see a lot of people here with a recipe card or sometimes with a magazine and they are looking for specific items. the staff here is very helpful. i speak very little chinese here myself. thinks that i'm not sure about, i asked the clerk his and i say is this what i need? is this what i should be making? and they actually really helped me. they will bring me to the aisle and say this is battery. they are very knowledgeable. very friendly.
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i think they are here to serve not only the asian community but to serve all communities in the richmond district and in san francisco. [♪] >> what is wonderful about living here is that even though our july is a very foggy and overcast, best neighborhood, the sleepy part outside on the west side is so rich with history, but also with all the amenities that are offered. [♪] >> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses, and challenges residents to do their shopping within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services in our neighborhood, we help san francisco remain unique,
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successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i am the owner of this restaurant. we have been here in north beach over 100 years. [speaking foreign language] [♪] [speaking foreign language] [♪] [speaking foreign language]
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[♪] . >> president yee: of the 26 neighborhoods we have in west portal, it's probably the most unique in terms of a small little town. you can walk around here, and it feels different from the rest of san francisco. people know each other. they shop here, they drink wine here. what makes it different is not
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only the people that live here, but the businesses, and without all these establishments, you wouldn't know one neighborhood from the other. el toreador is a unique restaurant. it's my favorite restaurant in san francisco, but when you look around, there's nowhere else that you'll see decorations like this, and it makes you feel like you're in a different world, which is very symbolic of west portal itself. >> well, the restaurant has been here since 1957, so we're going on 63 years in the neighborhood. my family came into it in 1987, with me coming in in 1988. >> my husband was a designer, and he knew a lot about art, and he loved color, so that's
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what inspired him to do the decorati decorations. the few times we went to mexico, we tried to get as many things as we can, and we'd bring it in. even though we don't have no space, we try to make more space for everything else. >> president yee: juan of the reasons we came up with the legacy business concept, man eel businesses were closing down for a variety of reasons. it was a reaction to trying to keep our older businesses continuing in the city, and i think we've had some success, and i think this restaurant itself is probably proof that it works. >> having the legacy business experience has helped us a lot, too because it makes it good
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for us because we have been in business so long and stayed here so long. >> we get to know people by name, and they bring their children, so we get to know them, also. it's a great experience to get to know them. supervisor yee comes to eat at the restaurant, so he's a wonderful customer, and he's very loyal to us. >> president yee: my favorite dish is the chile rellenos. i almost never from the same things. my owner's son comes out, you want the same thing again? >> well, we are known for our mole, and we do three different types of mole. in the beginning, i wasn't too
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familiar with the whole legacy program, but san francisco, being committed to preserve a lot of the old-time businesses, it's important to preserve a lot of the old time flavor of these neighborhoods, and in that capacity, it was great to be recognized by the city and county of san francisco. >> i've been here 40 years, and i hope it will be another 40 i hope it will be another 40
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spee-mac good afternoon caq everyone peerk this is the november 18th ^ 2020 special budget ^ peerk
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>> okay. last week we published our first quarter report which is our view of how the city's revenue expenditures are performing in the fiscal year. we are here today to present and summarize that report for you. the report is not available online. it will have more information in it which we will cover today. next slide. i will hit some high points and then i will turn it over to michelle and ted to talk through some of the details.
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generally speaking early in the fiscal year, we are tracking revenue weakness and revenue sources. we will talk through which ones in particular. generally speaking, this is driven by the fact that the pace of economic recovery that we had hoped to begin seeing this summer and early fall, and it was assuming in the budget. it has not occurred. we also had several departments to highlight where we had expenditure and revenue problems that are popping up. part of the reason we do this reporting is to take actions to close shortfalls. we will run through some of those. there is some good news offsetting some of this weakness we are in the process of closing the books on last fiscal year and we will have our final
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audited financial reports available in december. we are ending moderately better than expected. some of that good news can be applied to the current year's shortfalls. we also had a positive financial news on the november ballot, of course. most significantly, in terms of the city's budget was proposition f. this committee knows well that measure was kind of baked into the city's budget and assume support for the general fund and the investments that you will talk about later in the agenda here today. the passage of that does not provide good news for the budget , but it removes significant risk that had been contained and adopted in that budget. we also had other tactics that weren't assumed in the budget. the one that goes into effect in
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the current fiscal year is proposition i. the transfer tax increase that goes into effect in january. that will provide additional good news and the remaining portion of the fiscal year. we reported a general fund love it -- revenue. that is what it is. in this report i should highlight we are reflecting actions that the board is taking today. in this case, there has been discussion about earmarking that money for other uses to the extent that the board takes those actions in the coming months. we will reflect that action in the coming reports. i should know that unextraordinary uncertainty remains. this is -- we will keep you updated as we work through those we'll talk through some of them. it is driven by the public health emergency with that
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general introduction, i will turn it over to ted who can talk about some of the trends that he has been watching in recent months. >> thank you. good afternoon, supervisors. i am just going to share a few highlights of the local economic performance and different aspects that i think underlie our thinking about where the city's economy is and where we are in recovery and how that shapes revenue picture. the city lost about 175,000 jobs in the month of april. about 125,000 of those jobs are still lost. we have been having a gradual, yet slowing labour market recovery since april. the recent data we have is for september. they only showed job growth for 800 jobs. this is a pattern we are seeing nationally as well in which the economic recovery, which started strong in the late spring, has
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tended to peter out, especially in the absence of firmer -- further stimulus spending. that is leaving many economies relatively adrift in terms of the status of their local recoveries. when we look at a sector by sector level within the local economy about which industries have been hit hard, very clearly it's the hospitality and arts sector that have been bearing the brunt of this. they are the industries that rely on people who travel and gather in large groups. notwithstanding the recovery we have seen since april. accommodation and food services is down 30% since february. similar numbers for arts and recreation. a personal -- personal services is also down. in person services like nail salons and barbershops and so on
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additionally, educational services are down 15%. there has been job loss across the economy. for the most part, there has been shut down across the economy. it has been disproportionately affecting the tourism and hospitality industries. i think it's a reluctance of people to travel that is showing up through our airport data. we have seen a little bit of recovery by september. down only about 75%. still at about 90% international san francisco is a tourism destination that disproportionately relies on international travel, people travelling long distances
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through the airport and people participating in large group events. all three of those things are severely curtailed because of the pandemic. that is one of the things that is making our story worse than in many other places notwithstanding the fact that the tourism nationally is hard-hit. we have begun to track data from the opportunity insight group at harvard university and they have a number of interesting local economic indicators. this is from a payroll processing company. it is tracking the percentage of small businesses who have not made a sale in the previous three days compared to to the previous year. what this basically is saying to us is that in april, 60% of small businesses were making sales compared to this.
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it has climbed up a little bit through september, which is the most recent data we have. it is still down 45%. the new restrictions that are coming and people's reluctance to travel is going to keep that a week part of the city's economy for some time. another indicator of problems in the local economy is the sales tax to. we can have sales tax data through the april to june period there is a lack in support of this. from that period versus the year before, we were down 43%. that is the largest drop of any county in california. there's a number of ways in which san francisco is performing worse than other areas of california. on the flipside, there is suggestion from the cell phone
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that san franciscans are staying home more than other folks in california and across the country. that is also contributing or is a major contributor to the economic slowdown in the city. regardless of the source, the city's sales tax story is worse than it is in other places and it is also concerning that we have seen a large drop when we look at the industry. in industries like restaurants and sales tax was down 60 5% or general consumer goods. we saw very little growth in online sales over the past year and that is concerning as well. 1% growth year-over-year. and in most other parts of the state, was so much more growth to the tune of 30%. as in most other places, when brick-and-mortar businesses were shut down, people switched much
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of the shop into online. they did not happen in san francisco. we had more decline in sales than in other places. we did not have a lot of offsetting growth through online and that suggests that consumer bases in san francisco isn't spending is -- here is a chart showing an indicator of that. there are more dramatic ones, but this one is looking at the rising apartment and vacancy rates. if you are looking at vacancy from the perspective of our they occupied, they are vacant at the moment -- at the moment. they are out of contract where tenants have elected not to renew their lease and property
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managers are in the process of getting tenants. it spiked a bit in 2020 from the low six up to the low seven. similarly, apartment rents are tracking up today. however, the shifts and rents are much more dramatic to the tune of about 20%. clearly some apartment managers are filling their units by offering dig -- discounts. on that note, i will turn it over to michelle. >> thank you. as we described in our report, and summary we are projecting as of the first quarter, 115 million-dollar shortfall from the budget. the biggest driver is revenues
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growing less quickly than expected. we will talk about these and a second. this is a general fund perspective. less revenue means we have less on for baseline recipients. we are also looking at a few departments early in the year and seeing shortfalls there. those are also largely revenue shortfalls. it's not over spending overspending on the expenditure side. dan mentioned the good news from the transfer tax increase that was approved by the voters. we estimated $11 million at the baseline. and preliminary fiscal year 20 results will lose a balance -- [indiscernible]
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we do expect to update that. flip to the next side. the ending balance is net after zero deposits. we are estimating it will be $48.6 million. one solution that policymakers policy makers can adapt is they could -- [indiscernible] -- and reduce it. if you do that, you get closer to 67 million-dollar shortfall. i will talk a little bit about some of the citywide revenues and in a little bit more detail. [please stand by]
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>> you have doubled our estimate of loss hotel tax and we've been to decline on 30% of a prior year and we've increased that to
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60 to this payment and to the general fund and the general fund is about 15% of their concession revenues for those are likewise. on the department side, a lot of the weakness is revenue related and it's related to the revenues that these particular departments collect so the city administrator operates the months coney center and they're not getting revenue for the use of that facility and likewise citying planning and this entire shortfall is from building permit revenue and permit applications. most is a revenue loss from inspections and it's overtime
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months and we're paying for back fill and overtime for that and it's a case load lower than expected and also medical funding coming in higher and and $5 million and recreation and park that you can imagine with the closure of facility they're not generating a lot of rental and concession revenues and they row lion and the shortfal shortf $11.5 million is expenditures and overtime and relocation of staff from county jail four and public works took a small shortfall of permit fees -- >> i'm sorry. if i may, chair fewer, i have a
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quick question. >> yeah, absolutely. go ahead. >> are we going to get an update on why that county jail transfer and shift is causing that amount? the necessity of that amount of overtime? >> if i could just briefly answer we can certainly get more information it's the trading costs for moving staff. so it's a time needing to train staff and while they're in training we're back filling them on overtime. >> i will double check that. >> 11.5 million. >> that's a lot. i know we can get and department lead. >> through the chair, supervisor fewer, this is supervisor ronen, i couldn't agree more.
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i also, every time i do come to city hall i notice that there are so, so many sheriff and there's so few people in the building. i just see an 11.5 million over expenditure during these times is shocking so i hope we can get a very detailed explanation of that. i just want to second the concerns. >> thank you. >> go ahead, michelle. sorry. >> no, no. thank you for the questions. public-health is projecting a small surplus of inpatient revenue. i will hand it back over to ben rosenfeld to talk about covid emergency response. >> thank you, michelle. obviously one of the more dynamic will be spending related to the city's covid response so as the board recalls the budget
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includes 580 million dollars in programs spanning a number of different services with the emergency and we're doing monthly projections and all of that work that spans five or six different departments on the expenditure side and it's summarized in the record and we can check in board members within these reports on how things are performing it's very early in the year and this is an incredibly dynamic part of our work this year and so i thought i would just summarize decided projecting to live within that pod so we have originals and any speaking, ppe that was assumed in the budget and inventory meae
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not spending at the same rate to restoke that inventory and so we're expecting to see surpluses and equipment and hygiene programs are coming in modestly lower than expected and this budget has a surge allowance that we will see volatility over the course of the year as of this report, which was produced in our last projections as of october on this, we were not projecting to consume that surge allowance obviously that changes in the coming months and we'll keep you updated. training above budget, most notable here is testing. the city's testing expansion has been dramatic and it's to the benefit of the number of tests. all the spending and revenue are coming in a little bit in the red and we've talked about the shelter in place hotel programs and there's going to be a further updates at the board on
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december 1st and regarding what that program looks like trending slightly higher than budget at the moment and feeding programs are coming in a little bit above budget and i know you had great plates earlier on in your three-member committee that is one of the items with a lot of uncertainty regarding corny here. a lot of uncertainty regarding female a i know we've talked about the over all fema -- the declaration of emergency and how long that will last and it's one uncertainty but and it wasn't
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assumed in the project it has potential upside. over the next nine months, of course, the on going shape of these programs and others will continue to be dynamic for the city given directions for both and the board and vaccination programs, schools and hubs these are on our radar screen and we just don't have a sense of the cost yet and we'll keep you updated as we get there and big picture to monitor over the next nine months that we're keeping our eyes on and the first and foremost will be the pace of the local economic recovery and as we talked about here today in terms of city revenues, hospitality and office sectors seem like key drivers for us. how quickly their hotels in san
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francisco reoccupy ex a and at t rates and as michelle mentions what are we seeing in terms of people returning to office work and at what rate. we have down side risk on these caters versus this first quarter report. i think we've hopefully upside risk that we will now at the end of december related to excess and so as a reminder, the state department of finance proposed a claw back a huge amount from counties and they left it to the state controller office to publish guidance by the end of december regarding how those calculations should work. so, we're waiting to see that guidance from state controller and we'll know it in the coming months to the extent the state
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controller agrees with what and the other five country we'll see good news. and to the extent that she ultimately is more in line with the state department of finance and a little bit of bad news. the budget for excess is conservative so i'm hoping for upside here. and lastly of course it's just federal support and in particular, the possibility of an additional round of federal stimulus. with new president and hopefully a new senate starting shortly. that is kind of our update for today. the three financial offices, our office the mayor's budget office and the board budget will be publishing five-year budget forecasts in early december and that suppose sort coming from our three continual shops ex they have provided another update and expenditures and six-month report that will be the early part of february. thank you for your time and we would be happy to take any
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questions. >> ok. colleagues, comments or questions. does anyone have any? >> yes, president yee. >> president yee: i have a quick question. so, in the slight that showed the revenues that are coming in or -- i wonder -- i saw in the paper today that cannabis is doing really well and there's -- we could have captured like five or six million dollars worth of taxes or something like that. and i don't know if we basically shot ourselves in the foot in passing this more to be yum or something on collective feeds or taxes from cannabis businesses, are we going to lose out on the five or six million at this point?
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that's probably the only industry that is doing well in san francisco. do you want to speak to that? >> relatively speaking, they're doing better than many of the business types. in terms of the revenue lost, we had projected that the text was go into effect on january 1 would have generated just under $5 million in the current fiscal year and so yes to the extent that that's delayed and we will
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provide that projection to share that. not coming in. >> it triggers the other question which is, in the protections are you using our prop f -- sort of rate form measures in terms of not row form measure but you know how we said that we were reducing certain taxes for a short while and certain other taxes that we would not trigger until later. are we taking those no consideration when you have these testament? >> the budget assumed the passage of proposition f and a number of the different changes that were contemplated in future fiscal years so those changes
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are a counted for in these projections? >> president yee: including the anticipated increase in revenue and the tech side? >> the pieces that generated revenue in the budget are largely the increase that goes into effect in january for the information sector and it will pay higher rates and the unloc unlocking and repayment to the general fund from -- even that big c was unlocked prior to the election as a result of the successful applications. >> the estimates that were made for the shifting, according to their companies, are those estimates holding or are those bigger companies that we hoped to get a big chunk are not doing well? >> it's really too soon to sell
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for us. you know, one of the challenges for us with business taxes is while the tax year will begin on january 1, you won't see the final results of truck payments until the subsequent march and so we're going to have limited information about how they're performing until the late in the year. at this point we have not revised our assumptions about provincf.we may not know some pf our business tax story until -- >> president yee: ok, thank you. >> of course. >> supervisor walton. >> thank you so much, chair fewer. i see mr. hollings on. i would love to ask questions through the chair if that's appropriate. are you available? i see you are logged on.
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>> i would love to know how closure has driven u driven up o dramatically? did they train every staff in the sheriff's department? sworn, you know, unsworn, did they train every other city staff and it's a number just specific to overtime for the shortfall and so i would love to get some of these answers.
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>> i think that my legislative aid, chelsea, are you on? i think she is too. i can text her and request her to see if he can join us. >> this is chelsea. i believe he may not have signed off the earlier meeting and i think that's why he is logged on right now and we didn't invite him specifically to this meeting. i was about to draft an e-mail and making sure he is aware and the sheriff office is aware of the questions coming up from the committee? >> that's great. any other questions from my colleagues and all? i have a few questions.
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how did project home key funds relate to. >> it fits in and assumed in the budget in a couple of ways and there's a piece that is not assumed in the budget and it's good news even as of this week. they are not included in these projections. i think we've now been awarded two state acquisition grants for two hotels. the granata and the diba in san
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francisco. and then i believe that there is another estate source swelling through here that was assumed in the budget for operations. they announced an additional allocation for general operating support, allocated across the state. it's not assumed in the budget. so we're working to put a number on that rate now and that's good news and it's not assumed in the numbers that we presented here. >> i can let you know as soon as we have a sharper number to that. >> great, sorry chair fewer. i'm done. >> that's ok. so, the funding from the state potential funding from the state
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for operating expenses in those home key hotels. >> i believe it's general operating support for that program. >> for that program. >> ok. >> thank you, very much. >> so, i have a couple questions, you know, on slide for and office jobs why hit the least but if those employees were working from home do lose our revenue and even though can you explain to me why? >> i can take that generally and we have things to add. basically, our business tax it takes a total receipt or total payroll and it a portions part of that payroll to san francisco for purposes of the facts and the way it works is largely on where people are working from.
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and so, if an office tower downtown has 100% of its employees working in the tower, 100% of their receipts subject to our tax, it's 50% of their workers that are now working are only half o of their employees d san francisco and we can only a track that half. and so that is kind of -- that's why tele commuting is how long will that remain. >> that's true. and slide nine talks about vacancies in both residential and offices and where does that data come from? >> chair fewer, it comes from a company called reece which is part of moodies ann analytics.
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>> they should have known residential vacancies? >> yes, they're tracking the residential market and the office market in san francisco. >> interesting. so also the office vacancies, does that include storefronts. >> that only includes offices not row tail which say harder market to track. i alluded at the data about the number of small businesses that are receiving payments and it's down 40% and actually owners of
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retail spaces that back vacant are supposed to notify the department of been inspection so we should have a city wide database on that and give us an indication of small businesses that are now vacant. and you mentioned in your presentation some of the decreases could be about the decreases and san francisco population because of the online sales can you talk a little bit about and what are some of your projections you are seeing. >> we're not at level of projections yet and i'm seeing
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reports about the number of people that might have moved out based on postal service change of address forms and i'm not ready to work with that data yet ex we have measures which is what is driving a 20% drop in asking rents which a number of people are pointing to and what happened to consumer spending to lead a drop in brick and mortar and know i would say that this out migration is something that we're trying to get our heads around and it's not directionally feeding into these we can get a if i am, some part of that revenue loss is because of deferred payments so we may see those payments in the next fiscal year is that correct?
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>> >> from last fiscal year that are assumed in the current fiscal year budget. >> ok. was that reserve attached to props f passage? was that the -- >> no, this is actually some of the good news from our year-end close from last year that michelle was unanticipated at the time that the budget was produced. so, at year close we track and expect to see a higher than expected deposit to the one-time budget stabilization reserve and
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we have a little bit more there and we believe that it could be applied to offset part of this current year loss that we're trying. >> can you share about the mayor's plan to close the deficit is she planning tuesday the reserve? >> just to give you an update on where we are at and with this process so we asked departments to re fresh their proposals earlier in the month of november and we just received those back from departments last week and so we are evaluating those and in particular working with those departments that were identified as having short false like the sheriff department and how we can mitigate that and what we can put in place so that we
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hopefully bring that projected shortfall down and so as ben mentioned we're working with the controllers' office and the bla to produce our five-year financial plan and so i would expect that we would so we have a until picture to evaluate our option and in terms of the reserve question, thank you chair fewer for that question, the mayor has we have a drawdown of our budge right serve but it's stabilization reserve and the adopted budget and also needing to retain some level of reserve to deal with future uncertainty and so we're
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used that but i would say unexpected good news will help unexpected bad news so we're evaluating that as an option to help us deal with that mid-year shortfall. >> and then $120 million and how did we fulfill that commitment with the shortfall and how do you had discussion about it. >> one of the things we have been most intentional about is trying to understand how this money becomes leveraged and add on and not so much a takeaway. so we are specifically with the crisis response works happening and understanding some of the
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concerns around the disproportionate amount of black people that are unhoused and that hey be part of some of the crisis and they want to talk about prop c fund so as we've had 32 or so meetings, we're not trying to have the crisis response within that community and in terms of that money and we want to make sure that that money helps to make a large impact and similar with homelessness, again, with 40% of the population being black african american we want to make sure as we think about those investments that they're connected and coordinated with what the city is doing. >> got it. >> and then, in terms of revenue
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this year and they have performed and we believe it's consistent with state locker and if that were to spur and conquer can all the county and that would lead to $60 million in good news. so there's a large variance. if the state controller can concur with what the apartment of finance had suggested in the summer that would be $20 million of bad news and so it's a very large swing and we're waiting with bated breath to see that guidance and we should see it in early december and statutorily they need to complete that
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process by the end of december so we'll know bit end of the calender yearia the outcome of that discussion. >> ok, that's great. what is the expectation about more mid-year deficits and rebalancing for the six and nine months reports given tha that i won't be here but for my colleagues, yeah, we're expecting for the rest of the fiscal year. >> this report reflects us thinking of several weeks ago. i hate to hazard a guess. there's so many things that can be better or worse this year and if i had to make early predictions i would not be surprised if revenue trend worse than what we're projecting here. if we see a sustained surge through the winter and in california and san francisco that certainly would not permit the level of kind of recovery and it were even in these
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projections assuming until next spring so i wouldn't be surprised to see units in some of our major tax and i am hopeful that we'll see good news and i am hopeful that we will see another round of federal stimulus from the federal government that is not expected in the budget and i think the big thing is a lot of volatility and that's one of the reasons we'll work to keep them updated as we track new developments and it's going to be a year of active budget payments throughout i believe. >> and we're going to hope that the fema reimbursements keep coming? >> yes. >> yes, because that would be huge if they were to pull out immediately. ok, so, ben, i just wanted to say that i have been doing this budget thing for a couple of years and we have seen deficits before.
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actually, your report today doesn't tell me the sky is falling. what it does tell me is that we're in an ok position now. we have to anticipate that things may get worse. we look at our current numbers that projections don't like very hopeful, especially with a huge lockdown. when you have a 13 billion-dollar budget, and there's a 69 million-dollar shortfall, our deficit, if we have one, could frankly doesn't sound so.
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>> the sky is not falling. >> a quarter of the way into the fiscal year i would say a shortfall of this magnitude with only three months in the fiscal year so you have a smaller number that holds and you have more of the fiscal year to manage it. >> it's a new administration at the federal government and we think that it would be more friendly to urban areas and so i
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actual will he think, i say this and and my fellow and and i actually and i don't think it was going hell in a hand basket and i think that yeah it could get worse but we're able to manage this. would you say that is kind of trickery and say that? >> i would say that our budget projections, our revenue projections are reflecting what we know about the economy now and it's important to remember that a number of things impacting our budget have been eye highlighted. we've never had to think about it before doing revenue projections. aside from being in the an uncertain economy we're in a uncertain projecting environment so i'm hesitant to have any emotion other than uncertainty but i would say on the best information we have now it does
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not look like the sky is falling. >> yeah, thank you, very much. >> thank you for in wiring because it was one of my questions but we talk about the possibility of federal stimulus and possibilities and say didn't hear what the state will or will not do for support. >> it's a good question, supervisor. i think that that is a risk to our financial condition and it's less about the current year and more about next fiscal year. we depend on state revenue support for a lot of our programs and the state is
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potentially about that and they deal with their own budget and it might lead to losses. >> you definitely don't see, as we talk about possibilities for another stimulus package and so you don't anticipate any support like that coming from the state for this fiscal year? >> i mean, i would be hopeful that we would continue to see some support coming in offer the year for different emergency related purposes from the state. i mention the project room key allocation and the level of support we see is dwarfed by the federal government and so the benefit of a stimulus package can be in the 100 million-dollar to 200 million-dollar range and
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i wouldn't expect to see that from the state of california. >> thank you. >> ok. >> supervisor, i'm sorry, i'm sorry about that i can't get out. >> just tell me because i can't see you. >> thank you. so, just two questions. one, when will revenue from the expectancy of salary tax kick in? >> i believe that, michelle will actually know the answer to that. i'm double checking to make sure i don't misspeak. i believe it's for tax year '22 that would be fiscal year '23. >> so that is in two years? >> yes. >> it becomes effective january 2022 and so it's really
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a fiscal year 23 revenue impact largely. >> so we can talk about that later. the second question i had is this is all news to me about the fact that our payroll taxes only gets this connected to people physically working in san francisco and my understanding is we're moving away from the payroll tax so is that true with gross receipts as well? >> >> we talked about this in the construction and shift of prop f. the receipt is less exposed to tele commuting but it's still exposed to it so we have apportionment in gross receipts related to where people are working from for many industries and so we have a lesser issue of the receipt buzz i receipts butl remains >> when do we finely
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phase out that payroll portion of our business tax? >> as of january 1. given the passage of proposition next tax year we'll be gross receipts. >> and so the impact is let's because while they're still is an impact for tele commute it's less than payroll? is that true? >> it's true. that is consumed in our projections here if we have not phased away the gross receipt at tele commuting impact would be even more profound. >> you may payroll. >> yes, thank you. >> right, so out of curiosity did we not make up for that? is there a legal impediment to us taking away or how do i describe this? taxing the gross receipts based on where a company is located,
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not necessarily the co-workers? >> >> we had some discussions regarding this topic in a very abbreviated drafting process foyer this november's measure. could not resolve them. it's a complicated set of questions and in time for this november's measure. i do think the questions asking are excellent once and and for future members in forecast telecom uting is for large parts of our (inaudible). i'm fighting against a tele commuting policy because of its impact on our local economy and then here we have a tax structure now and that encourages employers to have tele commutive workers so i
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think that was a pretty intense oversight in prop f that i think we'll have to revisit and shoot, shoot, that's all i have to say about that. >> i wouldn't call it an oversight. we were aware of it and it was simply an issue we couldn't remedy given the timeline available to us. and in fact, the shift that was included in prop f, it just didn't resolve it so it's an issue the city should pick up and consider. >> yes. >> thank you. >> and is it that in place a tape is to every jurisdiction has a different tax rate? so they would then find out like if their employee work in richmondrichmond, california, or oakland, california, then they pay at a different tax rate? >> if every jurisdiction had a tax structure like ours, yes,
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that would be kind of it was in the bay area our business tax is the most built out and west highest business tax rates in the bay area and so, taxes date in emeryville or suspects san sn francisco and the south bay are much less. this feature of apportionment, based on the place of employment is a pretty common feature of a number of different taxes and it's one if several factors ha are used to kind of preportion receipts for taxation. >> yeah. ok. any other comments or questions? supervisor mandelman? >> well, i'm curious, since we're learning about how gross receipts taxes get calculated, it makes a lot of sense that trying to figure out like where your gross receipts are generated that it's where you
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are workers are but what are the other, i mean, headquarters, what are the other components that go into generating figuring out where your gross receipts come from? >> it varies by industry type and in our structure and there are different methods that can be used in gross receipts or federal income tax and other jurisdictions or other states. generally speaking it's some mix of where your production is and it's usually people and real estate and then where your sales are coming from and so people talk about two factor or three factor and there's waiting of the factors. for a different sector in san francisco and for a company doing a lot of work here or to here it's selling it around the
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world and like switching over to say we're sold wouldn't help us and simply taxing headquarters just encourages people to take their headquarters elsewhere so it's hard to figure out. i mean, all of these things push, everything we do pushes people to move and adjust so they don't have to pay taxes. when you can exactly right, it's incredibly complex and if you want today move where sales are, these are the questions we have to pick up and balance and take back to the voters.
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>> yeast i'm glad y'all are working on it. >> they're exactly what the chamber is saying. >> yeah, i don't think it was there yet but i look to voting on different ballot measures should you design those and they close the little loophole here. yeah. operations, please let us know if there are callers. if you haven't done so press star 3 to be added to the queue for toes on hold, continue to wait until there are some indication you have been unmuted and let us know if there are any callers that wish to comment on item number 1.
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>> yes, we have one caller in the queue. >> >> o. let's hear the caller. >> i hope it's been -- >> can you hear me now. >> i told you so. i can hear you. >> it's not rodly it's david pillpal. great policy discussion just now. it's not easy to decide what to comment on here. i just saw a mention about a state budget windfall on tv but i did not watch the item and i don't know any details or about what it means in general or for the city if anything and the mta board discussed the plan and the i didn't we just had the discussion and the connection with payroll taxes as to employment within the jurisdiction now and better understanding of not the transit impact of the tele commute and
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mandate and it relates to the reduction, et cetera, et cetera but it has dramatic effects for the city as to business taxes, if they're not actually employed in the city if they're working from home. that's a big deal. when does the mayor's office expect to issue budget instructions for mid-year cuts and next year it sounds like they already have responses on mid-year cuts and i'm just wondering when the regular budget are going out in early december and again to linda wong if you can post the staff presentation and when you wrap-up for the day and that would be great so i can look at again. thank you all very much and great work today. >> thanks. any other speaker. that completes the queue. >> ok. public comment is now closed so we can thank supervisor ronen
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for holding it down for us at mtc and madam clerk can you call item number 2. >> clerk: this is a hearing item would you like to file or hearing the. >> we'll have another one. could i have a second, please? >> second. >> the motion, supervisor walton. [roll call vote] >> thank you, very much. >> can we call please item number 2. >> resolution approving the office of early care and education five-year spending plan for the early care and
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education for all initiatives, babies and families first fund. this is the public who wishes to provide public comment on this item should call the number on the screen and the meeting i.d. press pound twice if you have not already done so dial star 3 to lineup to speak and a system prompt will indicate you raised your hand and wait until the system indicates you have been unfutured and then again your communities. >> thank you, very much. yee, this is your item, would you like to say anything? >say anything.>> i'll keep my r. i know you've had a long two days. thank you chair fewer for scheduled this item and to discuss a long overdue spending plan for the babies and families first fund.
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actually this plan was developed and ready to go by the office of ece over a year ago and at the time there was a decision to move it forward until we actually knew that we might have some funding to associate with this plan. so, here we are. why are we doing it today? well, you know, as you know prop c or baby c is still stuck in court and eventually it will come out of the court with a good thing on our side and in the meantime, talking about the business tax, during our discussion around business tax reform, prop f, that needed to
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be, we talked about the possibility of how did we actually spend the money that we've been collecting over the last few years, not only with prop c but also big prop c and big prop c and labor out of the picture and prop f didn't win and there's a mechanism now for us to actually spin down on the we'd like to see it pass soon so we can think about more specific strategies that we can use that is under this spending plan.
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so, that's all i want to say. i want to thank everybody for being so patient, especially a field set into the process of developing this spending plan. and so, i'd like to just go ahead and bring deputy director at the office of early chair and education denise curvino to provide an overview of what this plan really is. >> thank you, president yee and thank you supervisors for this opportunity. just to check technology check, can you see a picture of four children on your screen? >> yes. >> i thought you needed a little brightness after your very long -- >> they're all so cute. >> so thank you for this opportunity. we're excited to be here to talk about our five-year spending plan. and i wanted to start by highlighting our public and stakeholder engagement chair in
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2018-2019 and oec engage in broad outreach efforts so a lot of our discussions are our priorities are based on the community input and we do know that changes have happened this year so that we did plan on continuing to have outreach and discussions with our communities because although the information we got last year, it's still very relevant, we know that things are changing quickly. so, these are our priorities as outlined in prop c and i put them in the order that the community discussed in terms of importance. and so we have our workforce compensation, our workforce is severely underpaid and this is a country and a nation wide and shrew and also in san francisco and it's one of our high priority and then of course support for low and middle income families so increase
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access to we are partnering and working on short, medium and long-term implementation plans and we have begun since the election results we have been working with president yee and the mayor's budget office to start thinking about what we can do immediately because there's some urgency in the community and then looking at a sustainable plan for the future. with that, i will stop and be here for any questions that you may have. >> president yee: thank you, very much. i'm sure the rest of the budget
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committee here appreciates the presentation that is sure and concise. and i mean, it's best day forward. it's about those priorities that we're going ahead and i don't know -- i'm sorry. i was going to wrap it up. >> supervisor mandelman, in the queue. >> i think this is exciting and it's two years later than we all wanted it to be. i want to thank president yee and james kim for all of their work on this and moving up the universal access to childcare and i would like to be co-sponsored. -- added as a co-sponsor. >> i would like to be added too. [please stand by]
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>> let's open this up for public comment, please. >> operations checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. please let us know if there are callers ready press star 3 to be added to the queue. if you wish to comment on item number 2.
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>> what type of platforms do we have in this pandemic to accommodate our parents and infants with toxic stress: when we get this money. if we can have space like satellites all over the city and county of san francisco for our infants and our children. since we have to separate them,
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what type of platforms do we have to educate them? i have been following the united nations providing platforms with educational lessons in the refugee camps which we can use here. there are refugees here, they are like refugees, a lot of our parents, latin x and blacks. you see this at the san francisco unified school dress thick they talk the talk but do not walk the -- they talk the walk but do no talk the talk. what do you have for our infants and children? what i have in mind is from age
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1 to maybe 8. going to the san francisc san fo unified school districts and i see trauma without the pandemic. i feel that that -- >> next speaker, please. >> i am june bug. thank you for this opportunity to speak. i am a parent leader with the san francisco parent voices. we work hard to help pass prop c for child care in 2018. we also worked hard to get the victims. now prop f is passed and we can do wonderful things for our children in san francisco. i appreciate what the office of
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early childhood education and the proposal put before us and the reflection of the process what we have as the community have put together to support. looking at the plan and getting all of the input together it sounds like we can do wonderful work here. my concern with this is making sure that it is a tra a transpat process and we are moving towards an equitable child care system. as low income family myself i am concerned what the specifics what that is looking like for support for families since we are always trying to stretch resources to make ends meet. what does that look like? what is going to be the specific strategies to put into place to help the almost 3,000 children on the wait list in san francisco for child care? does that look like we will
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increase vouchers, increase the slots to have more vouchers. with the pandemic we know a lot of centers have closed, family centers have closed because of this. how are we going to be able to provide the support as well? i just know as someone as the parent receiving child care for my daughter having child care helps me out to much being able to attend therapy, medical appointments and meetings. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> madam chair, that completes the queue. >> thank you very much. public comment is closed on item 2. thank you, june bug, for your years of advocacy around early
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education. thank you for your dedication. president yee, would you like to make a motion? >> i want to close with a little comment. there are quite a few people that wanted to speak. they were on the line around 12:30. they sept sent e-mails. i want to thank the civil organizations that have played a big role in making this happen, this reality that we are seeing today. parent voices is available. the child care planning and council, the child care
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providers and many other organizations that have time and time again come out for these resources badly needed in the community. i also want to thank -- i know ms. gurano is here. i want to thank the executive director who has taken over the office for the last three years and has done a marvelous job and now she will have the office with the bigger budget i. it is a good thing. i will remind you and i know i was running late yesterday when i announced it. as part of the framework
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established by this spending plan we are establishing the early care and education economic recovery grant and loan program to support child care providers within the existing system in the city and also those other entities outside of our system. we are trying to make sure that the child care system in the city is going to be held together so that we will see recovery with people going back to work that they are there to serve our families and children. i just want to say that. that is why i wanted to rush this off. this really sets the tone for how the office will allocate
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funding in the future. thank you very much. thank you for your co-sponsorship. >> thank you, president yee. i think that the early child care and early education community is going to have to find another champion on the board, quite frankly. you have a couple of parents to choose from. this is an example, president yee, when people are elected officials the history they come with. what has shaped the moral compass? time and time again i see the things people really care about, so much comes from the moral compass that has been formed by the work they have done and the people they worked with. in your days it is so evident president yee is the champion of early education. spending how many years on the
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ground doing the work? i hope the new board will have a champion just like you to serve this community. quite frankly, so under-resourced, underpaid. also, still, i think not given the professionalism and also the credit due to these hardworking providers that actually if child care providers don't work, america doesn't work. >> there are two mothers coming in that will champion this. >> yes. fans for hillary. would you like to make a motion now, president yee? >> yes. i am on this committee. i would like to send this out with positive recommendationing.
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>> second. >> roll call vote, please. >> on the motion supervisor walton. >> aye. >> supervisor mandelman. >> aye. >> president yee. >> aye. >> supervisor ronen. >> absent. >> yes aye. >> thank you very much. is there any more business before us? >> no further business. >> we are adjourned. thank you. >> thank you.
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francisco. >> my name is fwlend hope i would say on at large-scale what all passionate about is peace in the world. >> it never outdoor 0 me that note everyone will think that is a good i know to be a paefrt. >> one man said i'll upsetting the order of universe i want to do since a good idea not the order of universe but his
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offered of the universe but the ministry sgan in the room chairing sha harry and grew to be 5 we wanted to preach and teach and act god's love 40 years later i retired having been in the tenderloin most of that 7, 8, 9 some have god drew us into the someplace we became the network ministries for homeless women escaping prostitution if the months period before i performed memorial services store produced women that were murdered on the streets of san francisco so i went back to the board and said we say to do something the number one be a safe place for
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them to live while he worked on changing 4 months later we were given the building in january of 1998 we opened it as a safe house for women escaping prostitution i've seen those counselors women find their strength and their beauty and their wisdom and come to be able to affirmative as the daughters of god and they accepted me and made me, be a part of the their lives. >> special things to the women that offered me a chance safe house will forever be a part of the who i've become and you made that possible life didn't get any better than that. >> who've would know this look of this girl grown up in atlanta
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will be working with produced women in san francisco part of the system that has abused and expedited and obtain identified and degraded women for century around the world and still do at the embody the spirits of women that just know they deserve respect and intend to get it. >> i don't want to just so women younger women become a part of the the current system we need to change the system we don't need to go up the ladder we need to change the corporations we need more women like that and they're out there. >> we get have to get to help them. >>
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>> hi. i'm chris manners, and you're watching coping with covid-19. here are some suggestions about how to deal with poor air quality from wildfires. they're pretty similar hohto h we're dealing with covid-19: staying inside and wearing a mask. [♪] >> the best thing to do when the air quality is poor is to stay inside and have your windows and doors closed. some modern heater units can clear the air indoors if they have a fan setting. another alterna anotherti another alternative is to consider purchasing a fan set up. if you need to go outside, wear a mask and keep your outdoor activities as short as possible. if you're driving, avoid the outside smoke by running recirculated air in your car
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>> roughly five years, i was working as a high school teacher, and i decided to take my students on a surfing field trip. the light bulb went off in my
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head, and i realized i could do much more for my students taking them surfing than i could as their classroom teacher, and that is when the idea for the city surf project was born. >> working with kids in the ocean that aren't familiar with this space is really special because you're dealing with a lot of fear and apprehension but at the same time, a lot of excitement. >> when i first did it, i was, like, really scared, but then, i did it again, and i liked it. >> we'll get a group of kids who have just never been to the beach, are terrified of the
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idea, who don't like the beach. it's too cold out, and it's those kid that are impossible to get back out of the water at the end of the day. >> over the last few years, i think we've had at least 40 of our students participate in the city surf project. >> surfing helped me with, like, how to swim. >> we've start off with about two to four sessions in the pool before actually going out and surfing. >> swimming at the pool just helps us with, like, being, like, comfortable in the water and being calm and not being all -- not being anxious. >> so when we started the city surf project, one of the things we did was to say hey, this is the way to earn your p.e. credits. just getting kids to go try it was one of our initial challenges for the first year or two.
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but now that we've been doing it three or four years, we have a group of kids that's consistent, and the word has spread, that it's super fun, that you learn about the ocean. >> starting in the morning, you know, i get the vehicles ready, and then, i get all the gear together, and then, i drive and go get the kids, and we take them to a local beach. >> we usually go to linda mar, and then occasionally ocean beach. we once did a special trip. we were in capitola last year, and it was really fun. >> we get in a circle and group stretch, and we talk about specific safety for the day, and then, we go down to the water. >> once we go to the beach, i don't want to go home. i can't change my circumstances at home, but i can change the way i approach them. >> our program has definitely been a way for our students to
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find community and build friends. >> i don't really talk to friends, so i guess when i started doing city surf, i started to, like, get to know people more than i did before, and people that i didn't think i'd like, like, ended up being my best friends. >> it's a group sport the way we do it, and with, like, close camaraderie, but everybody's doing it for themselves. >> it's great, surfing around, finding new people and making new friendships with people throughout surfing. >> it can be highly developmental for students to have this time where they can learn a lot about themselves while negotiating the waves. >> i feel significantly, like, calmer. it definitely helps if i'm, like, feeling really stressed or, like, feeling really anxious about surfing, and i go surfing, and then, i just feel,
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like, i'm going to be okay. >> it gives them resiliency skills and helps them build self-confidence. and with that, they can use that in other parts of their lives. >> i went to bring amy family o the beach and tell them what i did. >> i saw kids open up in the ocean, and i got to see them connect with other students, and i got to see them fail, you know, and get up and get back on the board and experience success, and really enjoy themselves and make a connection to nature at the same time. >> for some kids that are, like, resistant to, like, being in a mentorship program like this, it's they want to surf, and then later, they'll find out that they've, like, made this community connection. >> i think they provided level
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playing fields for kids to be themselves in an open environment. >> for kids to feel like i can go for it and take a chance that i might not have been willing to do on my own is really special. >> we go on 150 surf outings a year. that's year-round programming. we've seen a tremendous amount of youth face their fears through surfing, and that has translated to growth in other facets of their lives. >> i just think the biggest thing is, like, that they feel like that they have something that is really cool, that they're engaged in, and that we, like, care about them and how they're doing, like, in general. >> what i like best is they really care about me, like, i'm not alone, and i have a group of people that i can go to, and, also, surfing is fun. >> we're creating surfers, and
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we're changing the face of surfing. >> the feeling is definitely akin to being on a roller coaster. it's definitely faster than i think you expect it to be, but it's definitely fun. >> it leaves you feeling really, really positive about what that kid's going to go out and do. >> i think it's really magical almost. at least it was for me. >> it was really exciting when i caught my first wave. >> i felt like i was, like -- it was, like, magical, really. >> when they catch that first wave, and their first lights up, you know -- their face lights up, you know you have them hooked. >> i was on top of the world. it's amazing. i felt like i was on top of the world even though i was probably going two miles an hour. it was, like, the scariest thing i'd ever done, and i
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i'm going to ask everyone to put your hands over your heart for the pledge of allegiance. [ pledge of allegiance ]
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>> please call roll. [ roll call ] also we have chief william scott from the san francisco department. >> thank you. and as always, for the pan elists that will be speaking in the web exmute yourself and put your name in the chat if you would like to be heard. members of the public please make sure there is no background noise playing as it will interrupt our ability to hear what you have to say. detective youngblood call the first items. >> adoption of minutes action for the momenting of
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november 4th, 2020. >> do i have a motion? >> so moved. >> so moved. >> is there a second? >> second. >> all right on the motion to accept the minutes on the last meeting on november 4th, commissioner before i do that we have to take public comment. remember that the public who would like to make public comment online item one you can dial (415)655-0001. enter access code (146)912-8348 press pound and pound again and star 3 to raise your hand. for members already logged press * 3 now if you would like to make public comment. we have one public comment. >> okay.
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>> good evening caller you have two minutes. >> okay. so i called in at your last meeting two weeks ago and basically to bring to your attention police matter that boils down to a cover up. among other issues. and. >> sorry caller this is for the adoption of the minutes only. can i would ask you to call back during general public comment. >> i'm talking about the minutes. >> okay. sorry. >> okay. would you please start the clock again? are you starting the clock again? >> yes. >> you have two minutes. >> okay so last meeting i called in and my comments are not in the minutes. so the irony here is that i was
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calling reporting a coverup, and now we seem to have a cover up of the coverup. i mean, would you, would any of you be surprised that somebody comes to that conclusion? i mean its actually three levels of coverup. if you recall, i'm the disabled senior who was yanked out of a safe way store by my feet, on my back, by multiple officers for wearing a small backpack. ridiculous situation. that use of force was completely omitted from the police report. so that's cover up one. two, all this was reported to the dpa who completely omitted it from their conclusions.
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so that was cover up number two. and now my comments in the last meeting apparently vanished. so again, and i'd like to hear from some of you instead of just getting crickets. does it concern any of you? that there's three levels of coverup on this matter? >> thank you caller. i believe that if you look at page 11 of the minutes for adoption it references your call last week. >> well i will let you know later if it does. i just read it i didn't see it. go ahead i will call back later. >> thank you. >> are there anymore callers? >> there are no more callers. >> okay. all right on the motion to
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accept the minutes from novembe. [ roll call ] you have five yeses. >> thank you next line item. >> next line item. line item 2 reports to the commission, discussion, weekly crime trends. provide a overview of offenses occurring in san francisco. major significant enge dents provide a summary of planned activities and events this will include a brief overview of any unplanned events occurring in san francisco having an impact on public safety. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar for a future meeting. update on feet beat development, deployment, with the focus on
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the bayview presentation of the sp1421 monthly update and presentation of the initiatives cri updates. presentation with the critical mindset coordinated response cmcr training. >> good evening. >> good evening vice president taylor. commissioners. director henderson and to the public good evening. i would like to start off my report this week with an incident that happened last night. which was an officer involved shooting on marcus street between 4th and 5th. i want to start by saying first of all, as we always do in the san francisco police department, our goal is to preserve life and the sanctity of life is really important. this particular incident the person that was actually shot is still alive and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
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so happy to report that news. just a basis on the incident, and we put this out in a press release, yesterday, november 17th, at approximately 5:09 p.m., san francisco police department officers responded to 5th and marcus street regarding male subject in a fight. one of the subjects reportedly was armed with a knife. four officers arrived on the scene located a man brandishing a knife. during this contact a officer involved shooting occurred on the 800 block of marcus street. san francisco police department deployed less lethal weapons and san francisco sheriff department deployed a taser. the subject is a 26-year-old male. he remains hospitalized and injuries are life-threatening. his identifying information will be released once he is at county jail. if and when he is moved to
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county jail. we are aware of the video that was shared today on social media. and we have forwarded this information to our investigators. and just want to remind everyone when viewing this video we want the public to understand that as that video, officers used less lethal options including the 12-gauge and 40-millimeter extended range impact weapon, also known as eriw's. which when deployed, are like gunfire. the incident is being investigated by the san francisco district attorney's office, independent investigation bureau, the department of police accountability, the san francisco police department investigative services division and the san francisco police department internal affairs division. anyone with information is asked to call sfpd at the tip line 800 sorry.
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or text a tip to tip411. and begin your text message with sfpd. you may remain anonymous. and lastly i will say as a part of our commitment towards accountability and transparency with members of our community, a virtual town hall has been scheduled for tuesday november 24, 2020. we do anticipate releasing more body camera footage during the detail and additional details will be forth coming. next i will move onto our trends for the week. violent crime is down overall at 22%. our total violent crimes are year to date year to date is down 22%.
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for the week it's down 4%. total property crime is down 26% for the week and 25% year to date. starting with part one cries which include burglary, motor vehicle death, larceny. we're down 25%. we continue to see the trend in burglaries. wee had a significant increase in burglaries this year compared to this time last year. there is a 45% increase in burglaries mainly garage burglaries with tools and bicycles and the like that have been taken. but still alarming and concerning nonetheless. of note we had an investigation into at least two recent residential garage burglaries which bicycles and other items stored in the garages were taken. it ended up with a subject being identified on november 10th the subject was arrested and at the time he was in possession of one of the stolen bicycles.
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our investigations bureau continues to work on every lead and all reported cases to curtail the activity of crews that are connected to past events and more importantly to prevent future burglaries. we like to remind all of community members of san francisco, please lock your garages, secure belongings if you have a bicycle in your garage, it's a good idea to lock it as well. i know that sounds like a bit much, but it definitely helps and if you have a bicycle, please register it on the sf safe website which you can do and what that does it helps us identify property when we recover it and get it back to the property back to its rightful owners. next i will go to violent crime. there is a report there were no incidents the past week with you we are still at a 30% increase.
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homicides we're at 43 this year compared to 33 last year at this time. homicide clearance rate is 67% year to date and for the month of november, we have had one homicide. 23 of the 43 cases year to date have been cleared. 41 by arrests, two by exceptional clearance. and also, we've had prior year homicides that we have cleared this year. so as i stated we're at 57% on site clearance rate for the year. hopefully we will be able to bring more cases to resolution in the remaining six weeks of the year. looking at our homicide by district, not as much as changed since our last meeting. ingallside has the most increase significant increase. they have 8 more compared to this time last year.
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looking at the other districts, mission, mission, bayview and central all have had increases year to date. southern is same level they were this time last year. and northern and richmond have actually had decreases in homicides. in terms of our gun violence we're up 23% over this time last year. there have been 17 i'm sorry 127 shooting incidents. with 143 victims of gun violence. 116 nonfatal and 27 fatal is the breakdown. there were two shooting incidents during this past week that resulted in injury to two victims. districts with the large effort gun violence increases are
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ingall side with a 150% increase. 8 last year compared to 20 year to date this year. tenderloin has 100% increase. 11 last year verses 22 in 2020. mission 79% increase. bayview has a 28% increase. 36 this year, verses 46 this year verses 36 last year. metro has a 63% decrease in shooting incidents. 3 in 2020 compared to 8 in 2019. northern has a 40% decrease. six this year compared to ten last year. southern had a 25% decrease in shooting incidents. 8 this year compared to ten last year. so i will pause there if the commission has


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