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were going to ask how many. we are trying to advance and get more officers cit trained. i don't have the answers for you as to how they are dispersed nor how they are being deployed. >> thank you. i appreciate the transfer. i do believe that is the next step in not only are we training officers and are they deployed in the skills that are being used and what happens with those responses. that's it. >> anything further, commissioners? >> next line item no. 5. >> line item 5, adjournment. >> can i have a motion? >> so moved. >> all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> we are adjourned. [ meeting is adjourned ] >> >>
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>> let's get started and first to any public comment? is jukt president of the rockefeller foundation. >> thank you neil and good morning, everyone we're delighted to have you here and berkley mayor baits is here and mayor ed lee and oakland mayor kwun which were named as part of the rockefeller foundation resistant foundation requirement this is to rebuild the urban resistance in one hundred cities
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around the world-class they were the only cities in the satire global network that are piloting a resistance i'll talk about that in a minute but first, let me give you just a brief description of one hundred resistant cities is what we aim to achieve. everyday somewhere in the world a city has their functions disrupted to deliver the services to their receipt and maintain capacity over the long-term. they're not hard to images where the next big earthquake or a health pandemic or a atrocity attack. those shocks are becoming more frequent and intermittence their
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impacts ripple across the regions macon city completely don't think another. they deal with chronic distresses as well and chronic sprez are constrains on the water supply or rising sea levels and inequality. those stresses make it hard for cities to respond effectively to shocks and it's difficult to restore functions in the wake of catastrophe. despite the technology we can't also precinct what it will be but cities can take action to mitigate the disruption when crises are unavailable. this this requires an investment of the resources about money and
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human capital. the thing about investing in resistance it doesn't just benefit a city when a disaster strikes but when done properly it produces jobs and better social services and other examples of what we call the realigns diversified something that benefits residents everyday per we at the rockefeller foundation have been working over a decade in past katrina new orleans and asia cities across 8 countries black and white super storm sandy and so there the reinvestment go programs we have public-private partnerships that invest in an segregated way on
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infrastructure. we've been working with the state of california and the 3 other west coast states oregon and washington and british columbia columbia to develop the interest infrastructure challenge that works to strengthen finance important public-private partnerships across the jurisdictions. we bring the steps of expertise to help cities globally understand their vujtd and chateau additional resources from the private sector as well as the municipal financing. so similar on our citizen technology we launched one hundred cities challenge by 2015 all one hundred cities will be chosen and each will receive 4
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support first to have an officer that will be the central contract to cooperate and oversee and perspire intents and work across our losses in municipal government. we're pleased to announce that san francisco has selected their chief realigns officer in the front row here you know from the earthquake and we're working with other cities. the second we think that the cities get is the support for the chief realigns officer to lead the strategies of the city. third cities in this network and that is really quite an innovation will have access to an integrated platform of services ledger millions of
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dollars of resources far beyond our initial one hundred million to support the reliance strategy those clus include the spurring for investments and infrastructure and new uses of the data and stools ease realigns land use and building design and new forms of municipal catastrophe insurance >> other innovative insurance that exist on this platform it includes swiss and the world bank and architecture for the world economy my the institute for the architects they're here. and forget the cities will become the members of the realigns network and will provide support to member cities and sharing the knowledge and realigns best practices and foster new connections and
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panicking is in contact already with a xashld counterparts in new zealand and other cities that have had their share of seismic episodes. the bay area cities will get it is 4 supports including the chief officers individually but work closely together to make sure they're planning it cooperated to alien with the threats and opportunity. today's the kicked off and i expect and have seen a lot of great thinking to see the delivery to information sharing and collaboration and alignment on little regulatory removal this will help to emanate the resources and finally thank the
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mayor's they're for their partnership it's not easy in politics to take the wrong view and to plan for the unknown but it's the right thing to do. we applaud those mayors fairly leadership and vision. so i'm going to turn it over to berkley's mayor mayor bates >> thank you very much and it's really a pleasure for myself and the city of berkley to be named as part of the rockefeller foundation we look forward to participating and working with our claekz colleagues and our member sister cities in the bay area. we've worked on other projects in the past and i'm confident we can build an exciting platform for others to gain from. our city has been very much involved in the issue of
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realigns. we've been engaged and we believe it's not only important to be ready but to take tiff steps we look forward to the platform and it's wonderful to get the investment anytime it's ready we're happy to receive it but 3 things on this particular application. first of all, we're going to deal whatever we can we're making significant progress around earthquake preparedness there's more to be done, and, secondly, we're interested in making sure we're energy efficient and ready when we have energy resources to be called upon in the form of an energy without power our citizenry is at risk and it's important to
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provide the necessary services and lastly work on climate change i've been engaged in this after will vice president allegory at the sun dance we've got a climate plan and we're making great progress and there's more we can do particularly the see level rise and concerned with the weather and patterns theirs more to do. we looked forward to participating we have a wonderful berkley staff they've been engaged and we're looking forward to work with people to not only learn bow to make our community stronger in the future. thank you for the opportunity to participate >> and now san francisco mayor
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ed lee. >> that's great to hear that. mayor bates >> thank you for joining us mayor quan as well thank you julth for introducing us and your leadership in the rockefeller foundation when you have the rockefeller foundation helping us to think about the investment it makes a change. about a decade ago mayor newsom at that early time dispatched me to new orleans we wanted to create a relationship and i created a relationship with the city but i stood on the shores of the ethnic award and looked at the devastation and asked a series even if questions about why that city didn't have things prepared when obviously they
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knew from the reports that disaster was coming pr i made a personal comment commitment if i was a city administer to do something about preparing our cities better and creating relationships that weren't there they thsurprised and, of course our city san francisco is no stranger to earthquakes it's a matter of when interest fast forward eave within active and our commitment is strong and on that shore listening to the stories from the vietnam ins what we can do better as a city. we started a path the community action plan for seismic safety that panicking has been heading
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up and helping me to have that citywide confidence we needed to do on our soft story buildings we're confident that will help save lives and properties. that's not all we did we want to make sure our city is safer and in addition, we started a lifelines council one of the first in the country we'll dial and have meetings with our utility providers that lifeline has been critical because of their silos they have their approach to disaster that was never contemplated with our fire and police and public utilities
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commission by creating that lifeline council and having a dialog on each party to match how do you get the workforce back into the city to recovery kwiblg what were the proprietors to match up and we didn't have that ability until we created the lifeline council meeting. it's working well, it's just the beginning we have adapt sf another program that mayor bates has signaled the sea levels of are rising as we see it hit ocean beach we have a moofrt plan to respond rather than fight nature we have to understand it. adapt sf is getting all our departments whether the port or public works or all the other
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entities working together to we can look at the enter dependent agencies can understand their roles and therefore create projects will r that will give you us more synergy across the departments pr i think we're extinct not only to be part of the resilient cities before you have our that fir chief officer work across the departments. what we learned in new orleans and it repeats itself how the a little don't work across they're silos and recognizing our challenges to work with not only
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new orleans folks but on a state basis and particularly are with the sea level rises it offers a great opportunity we don't know where the earthquake is going to be and the more ready we're region lake erie the better off we'll be this is another part of the investment process across the world folks have to have to invite businesses into our cities we have to be more ready than we ever r ever is where been it's not enough to have great programs but to understand what the rest of the world is doing but it begins with us and a as mayors take on opportunity and saying to ourselves we have to work in our own silos it not enough but to understand the
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collaboration of the agencies and once we get across those things we're going to be better a more resilient and smarter city. this is where i met 1yurg9 was on the first meetings we were all talking about the innovations and this can be month more important to inviting businesses to be here. as the city administer i'm happy to launch those things with kelly who's been doing more in this area. i want to thank the rockefeller foundation and it's incredibly important for any city that after an event so is to the citizens did we do enough and fulfilling the promises as
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world-class cities to learn from each other and i think part of this one hundred resilient cities is all about. thank you very much >> mayor from oakland. >> this used to be in competition and sharing and stealing from each other on the seismic work it is probably one thing we've taken on the challenge of getting ready for the big one whether the santa ana debris fault or the hayward. this issue is a very person. a lot of people know i'm the mayor of oakland today probably because of the great san francisco wraeshth but chinatown were not allowed much help in
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the golden gate park encapacity so many of the chinese-americans and others ended up in adam pr so i've been touched by that. in the context of what we're doing today, i wanted to say that most of the changes the progressive changes on issues of climate change and are really being implemented at the city level it's no wonder is one hundred cities signed up and the uncouldn't get nations to sign it's no surprise on electric cars, etc. and how we have smart growth happening at the city level this is why it's interesting this collaborative sister of cities almost were also in competition for being the greatest cities and in
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competition to be greener we're going to be helped with the rockefeller foundation grant. i was in new york and understand this is a big incision. what upstairs in the world will be happening in the major regions around the world how will we deal with the cultural whether to include the poor in our cities as well as the rich and the cultural changes reflected a sdpifs population. and in every country today no less in the bay area they've been dealing with the "x" public utilities commission from apartments we're that taking on a major change of rent control in oakland tomorrow. those issues surround the context of what we're doing to make our cities important
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resilient. when i became a school member 25 years ago what we had an earthquake and firestorm within my first few years of being in politics. i remember at any very first meeting someone i asked how faithful are our schools during an earthquake and they said we don't want you to know but i said we need to know. and i passed the school bonds to study we were rebuilding 6 schools over and over the next few years i was lucky to be on the citywide board planning for incurs we've been together for decades each step we're improving i want to leave us today, we're trying to expand
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our neighborhoods core groups those are citizens responding to earthquakes. i find as mayor those groups help to organize and protect each other. i was on the street yesterday when i said, you know, what happens to mrs. such and such is she still in her home she's still in her home because of the surrounding folks it makes it a better neighborhood that people care about each other and today in oakland any challenge as mayor i'm trying to get i did not know folks involved where young amending men in particular are not graduating if high school and not getting jobs are 3 times more likely to be
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unemployed and how do you build hope. i'm excited because the rockefeller foundation has a broad vision and they're to help us on earthquake resiliency and how in our hearts can we take on any challenge. being the mayor of oakland there's probably things i have not thought of that needs to be look at. this is what we'll be talking about how do you build a community and neighborhood that can take on any chooj >> i think you've heard from the 3 comments the thread of building resilience but being ready for the energy for climate change when is certainly on everyone's mind but building the
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community capacity we're talking about be building neighborhood from the top down this will consider. i couldn't be more excited about hearing from 3 articulated individuals hearing about the issues they'll contestant and the real passionate tashgdz and thank you to the mayors and i'm going to turn it over to my colleagues
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>> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that
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dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth.
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>> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up
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into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in
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small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a


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