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for me and have treated me with a lot of painful memories. i was 16 years old when my mom was arrested because she practiced. without it, she was imprisoned with the labor camps. the first time was two months after she was debriefed. i just saw her three times over the next year. i could not focus on my school work at all. i will see my mom again. some of my mom's friends were beaten to death. in i kept thinking if my mom was going through the torture to. i heard about some other practitioners. the second time i saw her was seven months later. that was the first time i found that is a mother's love to her son.
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i saw her through the window and 100 practitioners standing in one group on the ground. they were dressed in light yellow shirts. i could not distinguish who was my mother. when i try to find my mother, she of -- she appeared to my back. she called my name and gently stroked my head. my mother was the most beautiful and the world. but the police talked to my mom had. she has no criminal activity at all. i sincerely hope to see san francisco again. >> good evening. i live in san francisco. i come from china and a few months ago. i and my family are all
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practitioners. in what was tortured and accused on december 20, 2001, by the chinese government. and my father was locked in prison for 20 years until now. in the first few months, he was tortured. he was tortured with evil methods. he suffered suffocating and guns. he almost died. what he suffered, what they suffered, is just because they do not want to give up. the brief and what they suffered hurt all of ours families. it hurt us very deeply. on the morning of september 30,
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i saw a red flag handed down from -- hanging from the balcony of our mayor's office. that red flag is a symphony of the dictatorship. the chinese government was not elected by the chinese people. it even persecuted chinese people. i do not want our government to stand together with these murderers who killed my aunt's and made my father imprisoned. i hope our government will make the right choice. i hope our government will stand for justice. president chiu: thank you very much.
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>> good evening. i come here because i practice. we are all together. when i was a kid, i practiced with my mother. since 1999. there is a chinese communist party. if you want to practice, they will pick you and if you continue, they will kill you. my mother was lucky. a few days ago, i saw a chinese red flag outside of the city hall.
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when i was a kid, i could see the chinese red flag in the garden, the park, and my classroom. actually, when i see it, i think the chinese communist party has come to san francisco. i am very afraid that they have my mom and that is a red flag. when you make your choices, think about that. last time i came here and talk about this, and i think someone, they decided we will never do that. it is a california flag. but i think that would be right. please. thank you.
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>> city hall. [speaking foreign language] dehere -- [speaking foreign language]
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perry in [speaking foreign language]
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>> islander city hall. r.r. radanovich city hall area to exercise. when i heard a the chinese light was on in city hall, i was shocked and saddened. in china, my mother and i could not live in our home and we were in constant danger of being arrested. my mother was arrested and
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detained and brainwashed, sent to brainwash classes. she was also tortured to near death. when i saw her one time, healthy, up 140-pound body, was reduced to 70 pounds over a skeleton body. luckily, because of the waste, she regained her physical health. the red color in the u.s. flag represents bravery, but the red color in the chinese flag represents the blood from killing and violence. city hall represents a government who also represents people of san francisco. we hang the red flag and wonder if the mayor's position will be
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taken over. i hope our city hall makes friends with chinese people, not with chinese government. thank you. [applause] president chiu: thank you. >> good afternoon. president chiu and members of the board. i am also a practitioner. luckily, i have never been arrested or tortured by the chinese government because i am protected by the constitution of the united states of america. i am also concerned about the flag which seems to be a small incidents. as very widely reported, we were
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supported by a strong tie with the chinese conflict. there was a resolution on this board to condemn the chinese party for persecuting him. it would appear to me that, working with the chinese consulate, many have lost the resolution. after that, the chinese newspaper reported if you went to china and were personally thanked by the chinese president for effort, also a practitioner in the city who preserves torture.
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in their very own event, chinese new year parade, practitioners are discriminated due to their chinese government influence. i would like to remind you that, as elected officials, it is your responsibility to uphold the principles of freedom. thank you. president chiu: next speaker. >> distinguished members of the board, board president, my name is sharon. i am here to deal with your hard. this is a question of human rights. i would also like you to consider the following. i am asking as a mother and grandmother for your help in the following ways -- i know you have been aware of this
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continuing homicide. the blood that continues to run in our streets. i have come to pulling the heart strings. jennifer ask you to close your eyes and think of a young person. i ask that you think of a young child that you love. i am here standing on behalf of my children and i want to thank you supervisor cohen for city and a car and watching my jogging murdered. i am pleading for your help. that we bring the unified forces to the following -- we go on record as the city of san francisco demanding that president obama's jobs initiative be supported a. i say that because i believe there is a direct relationship to economic and what is happening in my community. i ask that you look at the previous efforts and blessed by the city to end the violence.
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i acknowledged the loss of ms. manueal but also the family of the most who were killed by senseless violence. i ask that you look at a strategy for african-americans. 50% unemployment is unacceptable. the rates of migration are unacceptable. i ask for a plan of diversity that includes the sustainability of african-americans in this city. lastly, i want to thank each and everyone of you. i want to ask to join supervisor cohen and thank her. president chiu: thank you. >> thank you.
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south beach marina apartments. you guys deserve a trip. take a break. i have made a map for you where to go. this is the mission. if we were there last week and we are going to go again. what we have got here it is the little black spot. that is the driveway of our little building. it is 3 years old. will it transfer? it does not like it transfers. what we have got here is, this photograph, as you can see, but you cannot see. would it change over if i went that way? this is going to take longer than -- anyway, there we go. we are standing at this corner here. we are sitting. you can hear the noise from that
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hurrahs over here. -- that garages over here. this is across the street. next is a san carlos. the noise goes down, comes around, and i can sit over here, and all of these houses are pre-in world war ii, and this is coming out of 84 decibels -- 82 decibels. across the street is 67 decibels. it will probably be changed
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because the department of public health will hear it common we did will hear it, but come around and hear it. >> next speaker please. >> good evening, supervisors. i wanted to and during a up two aspects of the dysfunctional live in -- to bring up two aspects of the dysfunctional library. they have new copy c machines, and they are a mess. i went last week to make copies. it is really important so people can do research.
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so what is the message? on the floor where i was trying to make copies, two out of three machines were out of order. two staff members tried to help me. i have had people, three and bitterly complain about it. one staffer could not explain why the machine stopped making copies. when i asked about 11 by 17 confits -- copies, which is indicated as an option, i was told that is not available. on another important aspect, the library is damaging its own and who historic alain where they have installed on the face of it -- a damaging its own historical branch where they have installed metal barriers presumably intended here, and
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here is a close-up. presumably, it is what we believe to prevent people from jumping over the fence. this is truly damaging something that we consider worthy with no public discussion in advance with anyone. >> next speaker. >> good evening. i am an architect in the city and a member of the american institute of architects. i want to echo the comments with regard to the alterations to the principal design of the parks branch library. someone needs to go back and look of the entitlements for renovations. it was promised by the library,
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but is not moving forward. someone needs to look at how and why the climbing impediments were assembled and drilled with dozens of anchors into the face of this historic building. in san francisco, in order to alter the building, one needs a permit and approval. i do not believe that happened here. i believe the staff decided to do it on their own. we are blessed to live in a country where we can have issues addressed without threat of physical violence. we are seen to sometimes been nagging or petty, but these things matter.
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but seems to be an effort to market in a way that is not effective to keep homeless from climbing the fence, it is hard to understand. the library should landmark of branch, and they should not make alterations to any historic buildings without a building permit approved by the planning department 3 thank you for your time and attention. >> are there any other members of the public who wish to speak, seeing none, public comment is closed. we go to the adoption calendar. >> items 44 through 49 are being considered for an immediate adoption. they will be acted upon by a single roll call vote. it will be considered. >> would anyone like to submit the items. >> 44.
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>> on the rest of the calendar, can we take a roll call, fax-45 through item 29. [calling votes] there are 11 ayes. >> the resolution is adopted. >> item 44 urging gov. jerry brown to implement bill 48, which stops public libraries from private takeovers. >> the motion we continue this item on the 18th of october.
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is there a second? without objection, this will be continued. before we finish, supervisor mirkarimi would like to rescind a vote with regards to the motion to support the ceqa vote, so a motion to rescind. can we do that without objection? i believe that is the motion offered. it was seconded by supervisor campos. if we can take a roll call on that motion. [calling votes]
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there are 11 ayes. >> i want to thank the clerk's office for taking care of us for the last month. this is our last meeting here. it worked greatly. thank you. >> on behalf of all of us, thank you, and we all look forward to being back in the chamber, but thank you. [laughter] with that, madam clerk, could you please read it. >> today will been adjourned for
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the late nina and peter wu. for the late eric and yvonne. >> do we have any more business for the board? >> that concludes our business for today. >> ladies and sentiment, we are adjourned. -- ladies and gentlemen, we are adjourned.
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>> i am the director of visual arts programming at intersection for the arts. intersection for the arts is based in san francisco and has always been an organization that looks at larger social political issues through the lens of practice, and we are here today at our exhibition of "chico and chang." the original inspiration was drawn from a restaurant chain in new york city. half of their menu is -- what struck me was the graphic pictures and a man in a hat on a rig truck carrying take that time is containers and in the black sea to representation of a mexican guy wearing a sombrero and caring a somali horn.
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it struck me that these two large, very subversive complex cultures could be boiled down to such simple representations. chico and chang primarily looks at four topic areas. one of the man was is whose stories are being told and how. one of the artisans in the show has created an amazing body of work working with young adults calling themselves the dreamers. another piece of the exhibition talks about whose stories of exhibition are actually being told. one artist created a magnificent sculpture that sits right in the center of the exhibition. >> these pieces are the physical manifestation of a narrative of a child in memory. an important family friend give
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us a dining table, very important, and we are excited about it. my little brother and i were 11, 14. we were realizing that they were kind of hand prints everywhere on the bottom where no one would really see, and it became this kind of a weakening of what child labor is. it was almost like an exercise to show a stranger that feeling we had at that moment. >> the second thing the exhibition covers is how the allocation is defined, a great example on the theme, sculpture called mexicali culture. another bay area artist who has done residencies in china and also to what, mexico.
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where immigrant communities really helped define how businesses look of a business' sign age and interior decoration, her sculptural piece kind of mismatches the two communities together, creating this wonderful, fantastical future look at what the present is today. first topic is where we can see where the two communities are intersecting and where they start colliding. teresa fernandez did a sculptural installation, utilizing the ubiquitous blue, white, and read patterns of a rayon bag that many communities used to transport laundry and laundromats to buy groceries and such. she created a little installation kind of mucking up the interior of a household, covering up as many objects that are familiar to the i and the fabric. fourth area of investigation that the exhibition looks at is the larger concerns of the


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