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tv   [untitled]    October 25, 2011 2:00pm-2:30pm PDT

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supervisor chiu: good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, october 25, 2011. madam clerk, please call the roll. >> [roll call]
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mr. president, all members are present. supervisor chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you join me in the pledge of allegiance? >> to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. supervisor chiu:, luke's -- colleagues, you should have copies of the september 20 meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve this? those minutes are approved. are there any communications? >> i have no communications at
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this time. >> could you go through our consent agenda items? >> items one through five comprise the consent agenda and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote unless and member of the board or public requests an item discussed separately. supervisor cohen: item three. supervisor chiu: on the remainder. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor mirkarimi: aye. supervisor avalos: aye. supervisor campos: aye. supervisor chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. supervisor farrell: aye. >> there are 11 auye.s supervisor chiu: the ordinances are passed, the resolution adopted. >> item 3, changing the street
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name to correct a discrepancy in dole street names and eliminate confusion in delivering public services. supervisor chu: in 1913, this was part of the roadway considered great highway. signs were stolen and replaced with incorrect labels, which is reflected in our labels. we had heard of the problem when many of our residents were having their mail not delivered to their homes. we have since worked with the post office to make sure that mail was going to the addresses even if they were incorrect. but also make sure that the department of public safety, that there was no confusion with those agencies. we thought the problem was solved, but we continue to hear that there was continuing confusion, people not be able to get credit cards and other things. so we want to make sure it is
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proper the great neck -- properly named great highway, so i urge your support. supervisor chiu: same house, call? without objection, the resolution is adopted. >> item 6, ordinance amending the administrative code to for him at limited services pregnancy centers from making false or misleading statements to the public about pregnancy related services the center offices or performs. on item 6 -- mar aye. mirkarimi aye. wiener aye. avalos aye. campos aye. chiu aye. chu aye. cohen aye. elsbernd no. farrell aye. kim aye. there are 10 ayes, one no. item seven, ordinance amending
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the administrative code to set a policy of community policing, and urge the police commission and chief of police to review and as necessary many police the promise policies and procedures. on item seven, mar aye. mirkarimi aye. wiener aye. avalos aye. campos aye. chiu chaye. chiu chu aye. cohen aye. elsbernd no. farrell aye. kim aye. item eight, ordinance appropriating $1 million settlement funds to the department of public health for the neighborhood improvement and mitigation in the neighborhood's most impacted by the potrero power plant in fiscal year 2011-
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2012. mar aye. mirkarimi aye. wiener aye. avalos aye. campos aye. chiu aye. chu aye. cohen aye. elsbernd aye. farrell aye. kim aye. there are 11 ayes. item nine, a resolution authorizing the director of public works to execute an amendment to the emergency public work contract at the san francisco general hospital and to increase the not to exceed amount to approximately $20.5 million. supervisor chiu: can we do the same house, call? without objection, the resolution is adopted. >> item 10, resolution responding to the 2010-2011
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civil grand jury report entitled "hunters point shipyard: a shipping landscape" an aging the mayor to cause the implication of accepted findings and recommendations through department heads and through the developer of the annual budget. supervisor chiu: without objection, the resolution is adopted. i am 11. >> 11 is a resolution responding to the 2010-2011 civil grand jury report and urging the mayor to cause the implementation of accepted findings and recommendations through his department heads and through the development of the annual budget. supervisor chiu: this resolution is adopted. >> item 12, urging sanford's is the business of the transportation agency to reconsider and abandon the decision to shift the burden of credit card merchant charges to the city cabdrivers -- urging san francisco's municipal transportation agency. supervisor campos: this is a
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resolution that calls on the mta to reconsider its decision to pass these fees on to taxi drivers. we heard in committee a number of individuals about the problems that have been created as a result of this, and ultimately, from my perspective, it harms consumers. from what we understand, the board of directors is in the process of reducing that issue, and i think it is important for the board of supervisors to take a position, so i asked respectively for your support. >> on item 12, mar aye. mirkarimi aye. wiener no. avalos aye. campos aye. chiu aye. chu no. cohen aye. elsbernd no. farrell no.
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kim aye. there are seven ayes, four nos. supervisor chiu: the resolution is adopted. >> item 13 is from the government ought to an oversight committee without recommendation. an ordinance amending the administrative code regarding the health care security ordinance. supervisor cohen: thank you. colleagues, i would like to make a motion to continue this item. supervisor chiu: seconded by supervisor campos. any discussion? >> for how long? supervisor chiu: two weeks or one week? supervisor cohen: two weeks. >> november 8, mr. president. [laughter] supervisor chiu: sure, not much going on that date. supervisor cohen: moved it to
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november 1. supervisor chiu: i would also support that. i look forward to working and reconvening parties to finding common ground. that being said, can we do this same house, call? without objection, this motion to continue passes to november 1. madam clerk, 14 and 15. >> item 14 is an ordinance except in irrevocable offer of public infrastructure improvements associated with the assembly -- mission bay south blocks 41 thru 43, phase two. item 15 is an ordinance dedicating city property and portions of state trust parcels four and five, known as mission bay park blocked p16. supervisor chiu: can we take the same house, call? without objection, these ordinances are passed. why don't we skip over our
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special order. i think we all know we will be presenting for restaurant month. let's go to roll call. >> supervisor mar, you are first on a roll call for introductions. supervisor mar: thank you. i wanted to applaud the schools and pta's for their creativity and fund-raising throughout the school year. when big events happen like fleet week or the reset outside plants or the bluegrass festival, they get even more creative about fund raising efforts. i wanted to say also that the fund raising is very hard, and many of the parent/teacher organizations -- i know firsthand how we struggle with our fund-raising efforts in this difficult financial times.
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i wanted to of knowledge that working with the city attorney's office and pta leaders to hopefully craft solutions that will make it easier for hard- working parents to help their children's schools stay afloat, and this has to do with recent announcements about fund raising of around eight events. i just wanted to acknowledge that. i know that we will be acknowledging also restaurant appreciation week a little bit later, but i did want to get a shout out to the inner richmond district restaurant that i will be supporting, especially for their efforts to create healthier food for the people of the richmond district. i also wanted to make a plug that one of the good efforts that the three brothers do for the richmond district, so we do not have a farmer's market in richmond. one important community service they provide is providing produce boxes, healthy and fresh
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produce boxes for people on sunday from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. with tremendous items in it as well. i apologize for those that did not know about this, but yesterday was free food day as well. usually, it is the first monday of the month with the chefs and others will try different types of food for sampling. i do not know of any other restaurant in the city that has a free food monday. the issue -- the other issue i wanted to raise -- supervisor avalos and i will be raising the motion we made last week in support of the occupied wall street -- occupy wall street movement, and i wanted to reiterate that i strongly believe in the efforts around
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the country, and we are doing our best to challenge the bailout of banks and billionaires' while our communities face growing hunger. i wanted to say that one of my heroes from rage against the machine and audioslave was at the rally, and a number of musicians and entertainers have been there and a lot of creativity is coming out of these efforts. it is showing strong public support, and i think the resolution will help the public understand the importance of people raising their voices in a peaceful way not just in san francisco but in thousands of places across the country. in chinatown, coming up on sunday, october 30, the day before halloween, the
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association and many community- based groups are calling for an action from 10:00 to 3:00. i think we are calling it "from wall street to chinatown" and supporting people's right to assemble and raised concerns about the huge bailout for banks and billionaires and support community efforts to revitalize our neighborhoods. the rest i will submit. thank you. supervisor chiu: today i will be introducing a drafting request to helps avoid companies that provide social benefits to our community. for over a decade, social entrepreneurs around the country have been pioneering a new way to create businesses that do well as they do good with companies that have a double or triple bottom line. in recent years, there has been interest in establishing a new type of corporate structure, known as benefit corporations, as compared to the typical c corporations. they go beyond maximizing shareholder value or profits to include stakeholder values such
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as environmental, social, or other community benefits. as a used to power business to help sell -- solve social environment problems. two weeks ago, governor brown signed into law assembly bill 361, which creates a new class of b corporations in california. arce became the sixth to try these. i am drafting legislation that would provide city conferences similar to what is being done for local businesses. to receive this, a business would have to be legally recognized as a b corporation by the state of california. the legislation would be the first in the state to promote the foundation and growth of b corporations. i want to make sure they know we are open to business to them and we want to be the headquarters for such corporations that are employing san franciscans to provide services and goods that

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