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extraordinarily good appointments to the working group. kelly dearman is a constituent and amazing and rachel rodriguez is fantastic. and simon pang sees these challenges and problems every single day and is tireless and amazing. simon pang. [ applause ]. >> i am a member of ems 6. a san francisco fire department team that together with the homeless outreach team, the health department's street medicine, shelter health, and medical respite teams provides care to the most at-risk, highest-needs population of our community. people we engage have untreated mental illness, severe substance abuse disorder, chronic and acute medical illness, and are largely homeless. we start with a cup of coffee, then lunch, and we listen to
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their story. then we become their advocates and connect them to city resources, detox, drug treatment, mental and medical healthcare, and if possible, a pathway to housing. most people we engage and help don't need this bill, but perhaps you've seen that person in stool-soiled clothes that hasn't moved from their location in hours with skin red and swollen with infection, that is wholly dependant on the kindness of others and the emergency response system for survival. you might have rightly asked, why doesn't someone do something? but what if that person refuses everything the city has to offer, including housing, what then? to allow this person to publicly deteriorate and die is not acceptable. mayor breed, senator wiener, supervisor mandelman, thank you
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for listening and for acting. sb-1045 and sb-40 provide a tool to help those who can't care for themselves get on a pathway to health and a pathway to housing. thank you. [ applause ]. >> thank you. as you can see, here we are and this is an incredible step forward. we have a lot of work to do in san francisco, and it just brings me back to really why i felt like i wanted to do this more in the first place when i served as a member of the board of supervisors. there is an individual who was one of my constituents in the community, a senior who was s z sitz -- schizophrenic, who has drug challenges and who those in the community have tried to serve, in and out of navigation
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centers and treatment centers, has gotten violent with police officers who know him and have tried to help him instead of arrest him. just a number of challenges. when he's in a good place, he's the greatest person and such a swe swe swe sweetheart. he needs help when he gets social security, he would get robbed. this one person and what he has gone through and the challenges that exist, i was so determined to do something more to make sure that he is getting the help and treatment and support that he needs because everyone is wondering why and i'm not going to mention his name, but if you live in the area you probably know who he is. now we have an opportunity to do more. this is really about not trying to hide people or move them off the streets because we don't want to see it. this is about trying to help
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people because that could be you, that could be your grandmother, that could be your father, that could be your brother, anyone in your family, and then what would you do? what would happen if there was nothing you could do to help get them the help and the treatment that they need? this is really the most humane way that we could propose to make a real change in san francisco. all roads lead to housing. we have got to be sure that we have safe and affordable places that people can call home when we provide them with the help and support they need. when it is all said and done, that is one of the most critical things we need in san francisco to address the challenges that exist. this is why all of us are here today to fight for the people who deserve that right in one of the greatest cities in the world. thank you so much for being here
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and all the incredible support that we have gotten for this effort. it is truly, truly a village that has come together to address this challenge and we will one person at a time. thank you all so much. [ applause ] [♪] >> manufacturing in cities creates this perfect platform for people to earn livelihoods and for people to create more economic prosperity. i'm kate sosa. i'm cofounder
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and ceo of sf made. sf made is a public private partnership in the city of san francisco to help manufacturers start, grow, and stay right here in san francisco. sf made really provides wraparound resources for manufacturers that sets us apart from other small business support organizations who provide more generalized support. everything we do has really been developed over time by listening and thinking about what manufacturer needs grow. for example, it would be traditional things like helping them find capital, provide assistance loans, help to provide small business owners with education. we have had some great experience doing what you might call pop ups or temporary selling events, and maybe the
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most recent example was one that we did as part of sf made week in partnership with the city seas partnership with small business, creating a 100 company selling day right here at city hall, in partnership with mayor lee and the board of supervisors, and it was just a wonderful opportunity for many of our smaller manufacturers who may be one or two-person shop, and who don't have the wherewithal to have their own dedicated retail store to show their products and it comes back to how do we help companies set more money into arthur businesses and develop more customers and their relationships, so that they can continue to grow and continue to stay here in san francisco. i'm amy kascel, and i'm the owner of amy kaschel san
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francisco. we started our line with wedding gowns, and about a year ago, we launched a ready to wear collection. san francisco's a great place to do business in terms of clientele. we have wonderful brides from all walks of life and doing really interesting things: architects, doctors, lawyers, teachers, artists, other like minded entrepreneurs, so really fantastic women to work with. i think it's important for them to know where their clothes are made and how they're made. >> my name is jefferson mccarly, and i'm the general manager of the mission bicycle company. we sell bikes made here for people that ride here. essentially, we sell city bikes made for riding in urban environments. our core business really is to build bikes specifically for
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each individual. we care a lot about craftsmanship, we care a lot about quality, we care about good design, and people like that. when people come in, we spend a lot of time going to the design wall, and we can talk about handle bars, we can see the riding position, and we take notes all over the wall. it's a pretty fun shopping experience. paragraph. >> for me as a designer, i love the control. i can see what's going on, talk to my cutter, my pattern maker, looking at the designs. going through the suing room, i'm looking at it, everyone on the team is kind of getting involved, is this what that drape look? is this what she's expecting, maybe if we've made a customization to a dress, which we can do because we're
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making everything here locally. over the last few years, we've been more technical. it's a great place to be, but you know, you have to concentrate and focus on where things are going and what the right decisions are as a small business owner. >> sometimes it's appropriate to bring in an expert to offer suggestions and guidance in coaching and counseling, and other times, we just need to talk to each other. we need to talk to other manufacturers that are facing similar problems, other people that are in the trenches, just like us, so that i can share with them a solution that we came up with to manage our inventory, and they can share with me an idea that they had about how to overcome another problem. >> moving forward, where we see ourselves down the road, maybe
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five and ten years, is really looking at a business from a little bit more of a ready to wear perspective and making things that are really thoughtful and mindful, mindful of the end user, how they're going to use it, whether it's the end piece or a he hwedding gown, are they going to use it again, and incorporating that into the end collection, and so that's the direction i hear at this point. >> the reason we are so enamored with the work we do is we really do see it as a platform for changing and making the city something that it has always been and making sure that we're sharing the opportunities that we've been blessed with economically and socially as possible, broadening that
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>> good afternoon, everyone. let's try that again. good afternoon. my name is harold shields and i'm proud to be the community school director here at burton high school. we are here today to celebrate one of our very successful programs, the ace program which was a six-week learning work-based opportunity for our students. before i introduce the high school choir in the city of san francisco that is the best, i
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want to say thank you to mayor breed for her opportunities for all initiatives and thank principal thomas for working with us, as well as my staff sara kong and mubina shaik for organizing and directing the success of our summer program. here we have career pathways where we try to ensure that our students have access to college and career-readiness opportunities. we are doing our absolute best to ensure that our business and industry partners here in the city recognize the talent that our students have here at burton and the rest of the city, so that our talent here locally can stay here locally and be part of our future workforce. now, without further ado, the
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burton high school choir. [ applause ] [♪] [♪] [♪]
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[♪] [♪] [singing "roar"]
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[♪] [ cheering and applause ]. >> mayor breed: hello, everyone. i'm san francisco mayor london breed, and i am so excited to be here today. hello. first of all, i love katy
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perry's version, but i will buy that single if you guys to upload it. beautiful. thank you so much to the amazing choir that burton has been traditionally known for every since i was in high school, which wasn't actually that long ago. burton always had an incredible choir and was an incredible force in this city for academics and so many things. so it really is an honor to be here, because this initiative, opportunities for all, is something that is near and dear in my heart. i am so fortunate because when i was in high school, you know, there was not really a lot of opportunities to learn and to grow and to figure out what i wanted to do in life. i grew up in the western edition in the philmore community in public housing where my grandmother raised me. it was so easy to turn to some
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of the negative activity that existed in my community. there was drug using, drug dealing, theft, all kinds of stuff that honestly, sadly, so many of the people that i grew up with ended up going down the wrong path. i think that a really important turning point in my life happened when i got that first job. i was 14 and i got a job through the mayor's youth employment and training program. [ laughter ]. >> mayor breed: and i was able to earn my own money because my grandmother was getting welfare and food stamps and all this stuff for us and we didn't have a lot. the ability to earn my own money and make some choices for myself, but also choices for my future, was so important. because it wasn't just about the money that i earned, it was about the skills that i earned. you wouldn't believe it. i'm mayor now and i dress nice, but i showed up the first day of
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my internship with -- some of you might have done this, with a see-through shirt and the cut-off jeans and all that kind of stuff. it was the style back then, but the fact is that's really not how you're supposed to show up in a workplace. the people that i worked for, they didn't just fire me and say you're not dressed appropriately. they took the time to explain to me why in this environment it was important to address like a professional. when i answered the phone like, who you looking for? what do you want? they said, no, they turned it into a script saying this is london breed, thank you for calling. how may i help you? they didn't just give up on me. i was a handful as a teenager, believe it or not. and this internship opened the doors of opportunity for me to not only work in the summer and get paid to work and buy my own
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school clothes and all the things that i really wanted, but it gave me an opportunity to learn and grow. and, in fact, because of the relationship that developed during that internship, i was given a job year-round. so after school i would go straight on the bus to philmore and oak to the family school. i would work and do my homework there. i had an incredible number of adults who were great mentors and supporters. it's where i learned about college opportunities and what i can do with my future. before that, i don't think i had any plans what would happen in the future. what i saw around me was something completely different. here was a door that was opened. so when i became mayor, there was nothing more important to me than making sure that young people in the city have access to a paid internship in any capacity to learn about any industry you want.
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because let me tell you something, not everybody i grew up with got the same opportunity. so many people that i grew up with, including my family members, ended up in the criminal justice system, ended up, sadly, on drugs, ended up, sadly, dead from gun violence. i can't help but think where did we go wrong and how do we make sure as a city that no one falls through the cracks. that's why i started opportunities for all because i never ever want any young person to be turned away for an opportunity to learn to grow and thrive. that's why we're taking this message to you because we want you to be a part of opportunities for all. we want you to know about the possibilities, whether it's working for any city department or running the airlines.
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today we're joined by united airlines, who i basically reached out to along with so many other companies in san francisco. we have all these tech companies and healthcare companies, all this network, there's so many opportunities, where you can not only work for these companies, you can start your own and you can run these businesses. so we want you all to be exposed to what's possible. the way that you're successful is when you know what's out there and you decide what you want to do in life. so today united has agreed to an incredible partnership, where they are not only investing the dollars to help pay for the internship, they are providing students with paid internships, to work in various capacities on the airlines, they're providing transportation to the airport, and they're providing airline tickets. [ applause ].
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>> mayor breed: so i'm going to let janet talk a little bit more about the details of what this means, but i also want all the young people who are here today to understand the importance of thinking about your future, because before you know it, you're going to be 18. like my grandmother did, she was making me if any for my own toilet paper. ms. brown did not pay. i had to give her rent money when i was working and everything else. at the same time, it wasn't because she was trying to punish me. she was trying to get me ready for the real world. she was trying to get me ready to take care of myself. ultimately, when you become adults, you're going to have the responsibility of taking care of yourself. ultimately as mayor, because of what happened in the past in this city and the loss of so many of my friends and family members, i want to make sure that we don't continue to make the same mistakes. i want you all to grow and to
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thrive in this city. i want you to be able to afford to live here when you become adults. that's my goal, the future of san francisco, and you all, all of you here, at burton, you all are the future of san francisco. so i just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all so much for just really being here and expressing interest in this incredible program. we came here because we wanted to bring the program directly to you. i also want to recognize jenny lam who is one of the members of the school board. [ applause ]. >> mayor breed: all of the students here and also ivar from the airport. he's the guy who runs the airport. take a good look at ivar. he's going to be retiring soon, so who's going to take over his job?
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this guy makes some real money running the airport. i want you to think about that in terms of these opportunities. janet from united, please come up and share a few words. >> thank you so much, mayor breed. let's give her a round of applause. if i may, i just want to say when i hear your story, it's an unbelievable inspiration to me and i know it is to so many of you. it's not just getting a job, but mayor london breed is managing and running one of the most complex cities in the world with lots of challenges. every day she works on machine solving. and then to come and spend the time with us to inspire. please give her another warm welcome and round of applause and it thank you for your leadership and inspiration on this. we appreciate it. i would like to make a few introductions. matt miller, my colleague is san francisco vice president hub who runs our operation. behind me, you have lots of our
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employees in various roles that we do at s.f.o. i just want to share with you why united is here. we have been in this community for 90 years. we are part of the fabric of san francisco. we have 12,000 employees throughout the bay area region, where they work, live, play, and volunteer. so we are deeply wedded to all of the issues within this region in san francisco, and we very much want to be part of the future and making sure that the future is bright. there is no better way to do that than to invest in students and in very meaningful ways. so i could not be more proud of the fact that we are here to announce a $300,000 partnership with opportunities for all. [ applause ]. >> while the money is significant, what i'm most proud of is this is a partnership with opportunities for all for the long term. we want to ensure that the students that come and work with
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us in various internships have meaningful skills that will give you a life-long set of factors and skills that you could apply to jobs with us, hopefully, but jobs anywhere. as the mayor said, it's aviation, it's tickets to go see the world. we travel to more locations within california and we have san francisco's gateway to the world. we are very excited to offer this opportunity and very excited to partner with the mayor. on behalf of everyone with us today at united, we want to thank you for being here. we want to invite everybody who is interested in applying to come and join us. we very much would like you to make an application for one of our internships. it's now with great honor that i get to introduce one of our employees who is a united customer service representative and a boys and girls club 2015 youth of the year and is the product of one of these types of
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internships. so please join me in welcoming carmen sousa. [ applause ]. >> so i'm carmen sousa. i, like many of you, am a san francisco native and born and raised in the mission. i went to school all over the city in the bayview and the tenderloin in the mission, all over the place. so i first started off also through the mayor -- i also started working at 14th through mayeep and was able to get all these different job opportunities and eventually started working with the boys and girls club which i was a long-term member with since i was 6 or 7 years old.
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through that club and mayeep, i was able to learn all these different job opportunities and how to -- job-readiness programs, like job résumes and all that. so -- [ applause ]. >> and -- so i first got introduced with united with the boys and girls club when i first turned 18 years old. luckily through them i was able to learn even more, not only with the boys and girls club and mayeep was ready to get me ready for a new job, but i feel united was able to push me with an
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extra step knowing this is a real job with real responsibilities, you're dealing with real people. i just wanted to let you all know that anything is pretty much possible. i've been working with united for four years now and been able to travel all over the world. it's been a really great thing for someone from the city who's never been even outside of california. that's it. >> great job, carmen. born here and flying all over the world could be you as well. thank you. our appreciation to mayor breed for being the inspiration for this. thank you all and have a great
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day. >> mayor breed: last but not least, sheryl davis who runs the program, the director of the human rights commission here in san francisco. sheryl and i did a lot of work togeth together. everything centred around helping to make sure that young people grow and thrive. now we have a bigger platform to do it and impact the entire city. so we are counting on you, young people, to step up and step out and be successful because i'm going to be retiring in a couple of years. so i want you to be prepared to take my place. that's the whole point. i could tell you got me. you're ready, yes. so with that, sister davis, can you come on up and tell the young folks how they can apply
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for opportunities for all because i want you to start now and i also want to make sure that we grow this program so it's not just the summer. we want to make sure that we are doing this year-round and we are going to hold all the big companies accountable who do business accountable to participate in this program which is a future for our young folks all over the city. ms. davis. >> thank you, mayor. give another round for mayor breed. i see you guys are already color-coordinated. you're ready to step into it. i would say the quick way to do this is harold shields here. he is going to be point for us to coordinate some of that. i saw patsy and john also. i know that they are doing work here and supporting the community. saida is here from hope s.f. all of these are partners. principal thomas knows how to get in touch with us. we want to start the process.
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if you are serious and ready, united has a plan. we're working with them to get folks through that. i see the collective team and others. there are lots of people here. i would say you start with knocking on harold's door, making sure he's got your name and number and he's connected. he's got all the stuff. we do have the app. you have to go to and that's where you register. we can get you all of that. harold is going to make sure you don't get lost in any of the process. the united process is a very specific process. anybody who's ever had to go through security at the airport, it's 20 times harder to get a job at the airport. we want to get you ready for that. we will help you. i think we have to start now for you to have a job in three months at the airport. let's get it started.
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i'm here today. cathy and amelia. is where you go. thank you. [ applause ]. >> go back to class.
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>> the bicycle coalition was giving away 33 bicycles so i applied. i was happy to receive one of them. >> the community bike build program is the san francisco coalition's way of spreading the joy of biking and freedom of biking to residents who may not have access to affordable transportation. the city has an ordinance that we worked with them on back in 2014 that requires city agency goes to give organizations like the san francisco bicycle organization a chance to take bicycles abandoned and put them
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to good use or find new homes for them. the partnerships with organizations generally with organizations that are working with low income individuals or families or people who are transportation dependent. we ask them to identify individuals who would greatly benefit from a bicycle. we make a list of people and their heights to match them to a bicycle that would suit their lifestyle and age and height. >> bicycle i received has impacted my life so greatly. it is not only a form of recreation. it is also a means of getting connected with the community through bike rides and it is also just a feeling of freedom. i really appreciate it. i am very thankful.
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>> we teach a class. they have to attend a one hour class. things like how to change lanes, how to make a left turn, right turn, how to ride around cars. after that class, then we would give everyone a test chance -- chance to test ride. >> we are giving them as a way to get around the city. >> just the joy of like seeing people test drive the bicycles in the small area, there is no real word. i guess enjoyable is a word i could use. that doesn't describe the kind of warm feelings you feel in your heart giving someone that sense of freedom and maybe they haven't ridden a bike in years. these folks are older than the normal crowd of people we give bicycles away to. take my picture on my bike.
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that was a great experience. there were smiles all around. the recipients, myself, supervisor, everyone was happy to be a part of this joyous occasion. at the end we normally do a group ride to see people ride off with these huge smiles on their faces is a great experience. >> if someone is interested in volunteering, we have a special section on the website sf you can sign up for both events. we have given away 855 bicycles, 376 last year. we are growing each and every year. i hope to top that 376 this year. we frequently do events in bayview. the spaces are for people to
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come and work on their own bikes or learn skills and give them access to something that they may not have had access to. >> for me this is a fun way to get outside and be active. most of the time the kids will be in the house. this is a fun way to do something. >> you get fresh air and you don't just stay in the house all day. iit is a good way to exercise. >> the bicycle coalition has a bicycle program for every community in san francisco. it is connecting the young, older community. it is a wonderful outlet for the community to come together to have some good clean fun. it has opened to many doors to the young people that will usually might not have a bicycle. i have seen them and they are
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thankful and i am thankful for this program. >> when i look at an old neon sign that's working or not working, i feel the family business that was in there. >> since 2009, citywide, sf shines, has supported businesses and sites like the ones that receive new neon signs. >> you know, sf shines is doing an amazing job to bring back the lighting and the neon glow of san francisco. >> sf shines is such an amazing program, and i can't think of another program in another city that gives matching gunned funds to store owners, mom and
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pop owners, and if they've got a neon sign, they've really got a great way to advertise their business. >> this is a continuation of the sf shines program. >> focusing other neon signs is relatively new to us. of the seven neon signs, we've invested about $145,000. >> a good quality sign costs more, but it lasts infinitily longer. as opposed to lasting five years, a good neon sign will last 15 to 20 years. >> in san francisco, the majority of neon signs are for mom-and-pop businesses. in order to be able to restore these signs, i think it gives back to your community. >> part of the project has to
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do with prioritizing certain signs in the neighborhood based on their aesthetics, based on their current signs, and base on the history. in the time that we've been here, we've seen a number of signs restored just on eddy street. >> there are a number of signs in the tenderloin and many more that are waiting or wanting to be restored. i have worked with randall and al, and we've mapped out every single one of them and rated them as to how much work they would need to get restored. that information is passed onto sf shines, and they are going to rank it. so if they have x budget for a year, they can say all right, we're going to pick these five, and they're putting together clusters, so they build on top of what's already there. >> a cluster of neon signs is sort of, i guess, like a cluster of grapes. when you see them on a corner
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or on a block, it lights up the neighborhood and creates an ambient glow. if you havy got two of three of them, you've created an atmosphere that's almost like a movie set. >> some of the hotel, we've already invested in to get those neon signs for people to enjoy at night include the elk hotel, jefferson hotel, the verona, not to mention some we've done in chinatown, as well as the city's portal neighborhood. >> we got the fund to restore it. it took five months, and the biggest challenge was it was completely infested with pigeons. once we got it clean, it came out beautiful. >> neon signs are often equated with film noir, and the noir genre as seen through the hollywood lens basically
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depicted despair and concentration. >> you would go downtown and see the most recent humphrey bogart film filled with neon in the background. and you'd see that on market street, and as market street got seedier and seedier and fewer people continued to go down, that was what happened to all the neon strips of light. >> the film nori might start with the light filled with neon signs, and end with a scene with a single neon sign blinking and missing a few letters. >> one of my favorite scenes,
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orson welles is chasing ririt rita hayworth with neon signs in the background. >> i think what the office of economic and workforce development is very excited with is that we'll be able to see more neon signs in a concentrated way lit up at night for visitors and most especially residents. the first coin laundry, the elm hotel, the western hotel are ones that we want to focus on in the year ahead. >> neon signs are so iconic to certain neighborhoods like the hara, like the nightcap. we want to save as many historic and legacy neon signs in san francisco, and so do they. we bring the expertise, and they bring the means to
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actually get the job done. >> people in tenderloin get really excited as they see the signs relit. as you're driving through the tenderloin or the city, it pretty much tells you something exciting is happening here. >> knee an was created to make the night more friendly and advertise businesses. it's a great way of supporting and helping local businesses. >> there's so many ways to improve public safety. the standard way is having more eyes on the street, but there's other culturally significant ways to do that, and one those ways is lighting up the streets. but what better way and special way to do that is by having old, historic neon signs lighting up our streets at night and casting away our shadows. >> when i see things coming back to life, it's like remembering how things were. it's remembering the hotel or the market that went to work seven days a week to raise their money or to provide a
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service, and it just -- it >> he is a real leader that listens and knows how to bring people together. brought this department together like never before. i am so excited to be swearing in the next chief of the san francisco fire department, ladies and gentlemen, let's welcome, jeanine nicholson.
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(applause). >> i grew up total tomboy, athlete. i loved a good crisis, a good challenge. i grew up across the street from the fire station. my dad used to take me there to vote. i never saw any female firefighters because there weren't any in the 1970s. i didn't know i could be a fire fighter. when i moved to san francisco in 1990, some things opened up. i saw women doing things they hadn't been doing when i was growing up. one thing was firefighting. a woman recruited me at the gay-pride parade in 1991. it was a perfect fit.
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i liked using my brain, body, working as a team, figuring things out, troubleshooting and coming up with different ways to solve a problem. in terms of coming in after another female chief, i don't think anybody says that about men. you are coming in after another man, chief, what is that like. i understand why it is asked. it is unusual to have a woman in this position. i think san francisco is a trailblazer in that way in terms of showing the world what can happen and what other people who may not look like what you think the fire chief should look like how they can be successful. be asked me about being the first lbgq i have an understands because there are little queer kids that see me. i worked my way up.
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i came in january of 1994. i built relationships over the years, and i spent 24 years in the field, as we call it. working out of firehouses. the fire department is a family. we live together, eat together, sleep in the same dorm together, go to crazy calls together, dangerous calls and we have to look out for one another. when i was burned in a fire years ago and i felt responsible, i felt awful. i didn't want to talk to any of my civilian friends. they couldn't understand what i was going through. the firefighters knew, they understood. they had been there. it is a different relationship. we have to rely on one another. in terms of me being the chief of the department, i am really trying to maintain an open relationship with all of our members in the field so myself and my deputy chiefs, one of the
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priorities i had was for each of us to go around to different fire stations to make sure we hit all within the first three or four months to start a conversation. that hasn't been there for a while. part of the reason that i am getting along well with the field now is because i was there. i worked there. people know me and because i know what we need. i know what they need to be successful. >> i have known jeanine nicholson since we worked together at station 15. i have always held her in the highest regard. since she is the chief she has infused the department with optimism. she is easy to approach and is concerned with the firefighters and paramedics. i appreciate that she is concerned with the issues
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relevant to the fire department today. >> there is a retired captain who started the cancer prevention foundation 10 years ago because he had cancer and he noticed fellow firefighters were getting cancer. he started looking into it. in 2012 i was diagnosed with breast canner, and some of my fellow firefighters noticed there are a lot of women in the san francisco fire department, premenopausal in their 40s getting breast cancer. it was a higher rate than the general population. we were working with workers comp to make it flow more easily for our members so they didn't have to worry about the paper work when they go through chemo.
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the turnout gear was covered with suit. it was a badge to have that all over your coat and face and helmet. the dirtier you were the harder you worked. that is a cancer causeser. it -- casser. it is not -- cancer causer. there islassic everywhere. we had to reduce our exposure. we washed our gear more often, we didn't take gear where we were eating or sleeping. we started decontaminating ourselves at the fire scene after the fire was out. going back to the fire station and then taking a shower. i have taught, worked on the decontamination policy to be sure that gets through. it is not if or when. it is who is the next person. it is like a cancer sniper out
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there. who is going to get it next. one of the things i love about the fire department. it is always a team effort. you are my family. i love the city and department and i love being of service. i vow to work hard -- to work hard to carry out the vision of the san francisco fire department and to move us forward in a positive way. if i were to give a little advice to women and queer kids, find people to support you. keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep trying. you never know what door is going to open next. you really don't. [cheers and
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>> hi. and my name is carmen chiu, san francisco's elected assessor. in our seven mile by seven mile city, we have over 210,000 properties and close to 90% of their are residential like the homes you and i live in, so you might ask, how can we possibly value all these properties? well, to better understand our work, we need to explain the state's proposition 13 law. in 1978, california voters passed proposition 13. under prop 13, we value your property at market value when you first buy it. every year after, that value goes up by the c.p.i. or the
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california consumer price index. but if the c.p.i. is more than 2%, prop 13 caps the increase at 2%. we'll walk-through the maximum increases prop 13 would allow. let's take a home with initial value of $400,000. in the second year your assessed value grows by a maximum of 2%, growing from $400,000 to $408,000. in year three, that $408,000 is increased by 2% to roughly $416,000. every year, the value grows by the maximum rate of 2%, and that is called your prop 13 value. keep in mind as time goes by your prop 13 value may not be the same as market rate. what do we mean by that? let's say over the last ten years, home prices in san francisco have gone every roughly 10% every year.
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despite that, your prop 13 value is capped at 2% growth creating a difference between your market value and prop 13 value. know that the value recessed when there's a change in ownership. a change in ownership means that the property has a new zoner. maybe through a -- new owner. maybe through a sale, a gift or adding or dropping names through title. at that time the home will be assessed a new market rate. that value becomes a new starting point for the property. just like before, the growth continues to be limited at 2% until the next transfer happens. remember, the new owners are responsible for paying taxes at the new level from the first day that they own it. value might also be added when construction happens on your property. that would be another instance when growth in your value might exceed 2%. here, we would add the value of construction on top of your existing prop 13 value. every july, we'll let you know what your assessed value is by sending you a letter called a notice of assessed value.
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you can use that information to estimate your property taxes early. please note that a separate office called the treasurer tax collector's office will send you a letter in october and they're responsible 230r collections. for more information, visit our website, sustainability mission, even though the bikes are very minimal energy use. it still matters where the energy comes from and also part of the mission in sustainability is how we run everything, run our business. so having the lights come on with clean energy is important to us as well. we heard about cleanpowersf and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that. it was super easy to sign up. our bookkeeper signed up online,
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it was like 15 minutes. nothing has changed, except now we have cleaner energy. it's an easy way to align your environmental proclivities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it, and it doesn't really add anything to the bill.
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