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2, to see how we can get life in with no problem. i can't blame you. but your problem, you're going to need to have time to read about our koran and what they tell us. from now on, please, support supervisor kim for action. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> stop the public rape of the public finance -- public library. as i said last week, the careers of politicians based on vanity and abuse of power disappear as fast as they arise. where is the progress of democracy comes from the sacrifice of many nameless individuals, it is built up slowly over decades. national sunshine week was last
week, but it needs to be emphasized because it is no secret that open government is under attack in san francisco. you give someone a title and already he thinks he is an aristocrat who should be able to make his self-serving deals at the expense of the public without interference or annoyance from democracy. you will notice that in san francisco, no one recognized note -- national sunshine week. there was a time when open government and open records laws and the public library were involved in serving the right to know and empowering the people. that was before the library and government decided that serving the interests of the so-called aristocrats could be turned into a private income stream. you have become so enslaved to private money you have decided to -- that the right to know and the power of democracy is a place where you should save money. if we want a democracy, we need open institutions of knowledge that allow access to the trees. saving money on those
institutions of knowledge is like selling our children. it is no accident the san francisco public library is the most egregious sunshine violation -- violator in the city. once it is a private income stream, the philanthropists want power and exclusivity. the destruction of democracy is what they expect for their money. and corporate influence can destroy the public library, it will destroy what you care about next. the destruction of -- destruction of the truth is the destruction of democracy itself and that is why the lies cost more than the money. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> members of the board of supervisors, i would like the displayed to remain on the overhead items because i have a number two projects during my presentation.
right now i am going to talk about the friends of the san francisco public library presentation to the library commission they did on march 1 and the source for the document i will show you now is this document which was the document the friends itself presented to the public and to the board of the library commission. here are the accounting figures. they said they raised 3.7 $5 million. they gave some -- $750,000 to support programs which leaves $3 million unaccounted for. what they did not include in this was the additional figure there of $2.20 million which i got from this, the friends and foundation of the san francisco public library. that is an audited statement they are required to submit to the city librarian but which the library commission takes no interest. in addition to spending $3
million, they spent $2.2 million more out of their reserves. in fact, over the last five years, they have spent over 32 -- the have raised over $32 million and each year they come before the library commission and say look, we did programs for $750,000. are we not wonderful? liebreich commission goes, oh yes, your wonderful. -- you are wonderful. -- the library commission goes, your wonderful. just fo-- you are wonderful. they raised meoney and they do not seem to care. the city librarian is in
violation of the city or grants of withholding public records. i have made numerous requests to see what money they got, what the library actually received. the secretary has withheld every single document. he has not provided one audited document, not one report to the board of supervisors, not one report to the mayor's office, nothing to show the friends of the san francisco public library had anybody overseeing them. i have been going for two years and the previous speaker has been going for 15 or 20 and it has been the same thing. they raised millions of dollars every year and in the last five years they spent down money they previously raised by another $10 million and yet, they go before the library commission and basically say, we did these feel
little programs at the library commission says, that is wonderful. president chiu: thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, good afternoon. ♪ i dug this bottle up, it is a 1915 coke bottle. the reason -- ♪ it is the real thing the city wants today ♪ ♪ after all these years, it is still peace and love, gov ♪ ♪ it is supervisor's ladies night ♪ ♪ what a city night musi♪
♪ what a night i was in "america's got talent," it should air in may. ♪ please do not lose that number. you do not want to use it for anything else ♪ ♪ why do city birds sing so gay, why do city's fall in love ♪ ♪ why do they fall in love ♪ ♪ why does my heart beat a crazy beat ♪ ♪ tell me why do cities fall in
love? ♪ ♪ gov? president chiu: thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors, members of the public. we are putting families in san francisco and we are bleeding children. we are bleeding the very essence of what san francisco foundation was built on. day 4324 the equestrienne activities have ceased and yet, the firman, the rats from
harvard and and why you have done nothing to ease that situation. we're going to change the name of san francisco. we will call the attorney -- it attorneysville or progressiveville, progressively less tourists, progressively less families, less family values. well, where are we going with all this? how much longer can the city and county of san francisco hold on to its dearest, most closest values, which is anti-family, anti-equestrienne, anti-human, anti-western. thank you. president chiu: thank you.
next speaker. if you could please pull the microphone closer. >> good evening -- afternoon. i live on commerce street. i came for [unintelligible] first of all, the city [unintelligible] because some of the homeowner got the transfer for some don't -- but some don't. the city pick up two of them. we do not -- plant it there. it has been there for a long time. we were not notified that
tehran. there is a huge liability hidden there. it cannot be estimated or forecast. if the branches follow the people or on the car, they will sue us. furthermore, if the [unintelligible] or find it -- out it is the only reason, they will sue us. simmer or later, we will become a homeless person. -- sooner or later, we will become a homeless person. that is why it is shifting responsibility to the homeowner. but if our homeowner have financial burden, who will be shifted to? our higher property tax is
already covered like this. i hope my voice can be passed to the mayor. [unintelligible] before he makes a decision. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i have lived in san francisco for 60 years. i would like to thank the supervisors present. you guys look pretty sharp, and i guess that is a response to a letter written to "the examiners," a letter -- whatever it was. i am glad everyone is paying attention instead of talking. i think the writer was very accurate. secondly, i thought the lady this afternoon during the noon
hour spoke very briefly. it is a great spectacle seeing everybody gang up on a certain couple. we will make the odds a little more fair right now. where is the fairness? who do you really trust? we have the mayor that sacrificed his personal word of honor for political expediency. secondly, i would like to know what ever happened to their written -- the written allegations against a certain supervisor sitting right here. why is there a dead gay man -- which city -- the city ignore since his mysterious death in 1999. in san francisco, is ok to
sacrifice one dead game man. i am predicting his case will become another stonewall, especially if certain leaders on the east coast will have a say as to why the leaders in san francisco turned their back on a dead gay man. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. i am a member of americans for safe access, the nation's largest nonprofit advocacy organization on medical cannabis. i represent patients, dispensary owners, other advocates and we're here to ask you to protect and defend safe access. while we appreciate the resolution, we would like to see something concrete and one of the strongest actions we think you could take is to re- permitting the dispenser is that
have already been closed. this sends a message to the government that their tactics are a waste of our resources and hopefully, they will stop these tactics. we have others as well -- i hope you guys will all join us in this. i know you support medical cannabis here in san francisco. thank you for your time. >> i am also a medical cannabis patient. i wanted to ask you guys to help continue to be a model for safe access on the national and statewide level. there is several things that you guys can do to help us achieve that. you can introduce and pass an ordinance to file an amicus brief in support. introduce and pass an ordinance directing the city attorney's
office to join the petition to reschedule marijuana and this one is important because you could be that first city or county to sign on with that. i want to thank you guys for time and hope that you take some action. thank you. president chiu: next speaker. >> hello, i am a delegate to the san francisco labor council. i would like to speak in favor of -- i was looking, it may not be on the agenda today of the new ordinance, proposed ordinance of foreclosures, calling for more -- a moratorium on foreclosures introduced by supervisor. the san francisco labor council is long in favor of a moratorium on foreclosures. in the 1930's, there was a moratorium on foreclosures enacted in the state of michigan and then several other
states adopted it. i think this is a very important thing that we need to do today, and i think actually, there is the governor, the president of the united states, and possibly the mayor could declare a state of emergency because in many neighborhoods, it is truly a state of emergency affecting our cities. and rural areas. right now, 75% of mortgages are guaranteed by either fannie mae, freddie mac, or the federal housing authority. president obama could declare a moratorium on foreclosures based on the emergency provisions that he is empowered to enact. i believe the state governor should do the same and the city of san francisco should do the same. i was out -- at a demonstration at the bayview on friday. it was very impressive.
100 people came out in the rain. a longshoreman, his home was being fraudulently taken from him. i believe i have seen the study in which 90% of the foreclosures being done in the u.s., there is one irregularity or fraudulent part of it. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> hi, i am morning star, a resident and voter. i have lived in my apartment since 1985 during the aids epidemic. i lost all my neighbors through aids and i am the only one alive who is still there. a year ago i came to you because i needed help. i have not been slipping for a long time -- sleeping for a long
time because it is too noisy. there are 22 restaurants, that is too many. there because of public health because -- they're not willing to give us information about what is going on. when we went -- there is 365 calls within one year, when paul -- one call per day. we had called the police department because of the noise. they put a [unintelligible] on my roof and i had to hear the compressor. i ended up sleeping in the park because it is too noisy, i cannot sleep in my house. i almost got raped because i needed to go somewhere i can sleep. i don't know anybody who can put up with this noise in the city. the city works for us.
thank you. president chiu: thank you very much. man asked if there -- may i ask if there are any other members of the public who would like to speak? the seeing none, -- seeing none, public comment is closed. >> 16 and 17 are being considered for immediate adoption. these items will be acted upon by a single roll call vote. president chiu: would anyone like to sever any of these items? roll-call vote on items 16 and 17. >> supervisor olague, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye.
supervisor mar, aye. there are eight ayes. president chiu: those items are approved. if we go to the imperative agenda. >> supervisor avalos has offered an item. proclaiming march social worker month. president chiu: is there anything else you'd like to say about it? supervisor avalos: no, i would be -- i would like to have your support. president chiu: you are making a resolution to adopt the brown act finding? is there a second? let me ask if there is any public comment on this item? any public item with regards to this imperative resolution? if not, can we take without objection, that should
be the case. there is a motion to adopt the resolution, is there a second? can we take that same house, same call? without objection, we will adopt the resolution as proposed. at this time, all we have left is the four-o'clock special order which will be continued if we could temporarily recess until 4:00, hopefully it will take a moment or two to move through president chiu: welcome back to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting. would you please call the special order? >> items 12 through 15 comprise
the special order. a special hearing. approval of a conditional use authorization located on property at 1111 -- the masonic center. approving the conditional use authorization at the california street address. a motion disapproving the planning decisions -- commission's decision. president chiu: thank you. as is stated, i would like to continue these matters to next week given that we are lacking 3 colleagues today. if i could have a motion to that effect? is there a second? seconded by supervisor campos. let me see if there are members of the public who wish to speak with regard to this motion to continue. seeing none, at this time,
colleagues, if we could take the motion to continue without objection. this item will be continued to march 27. with that, madam clerk, is there any more business in front of the board? >> today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individuals. for the late clarence saki. president chiu: thank you. unless there is anything else in front of the board, the meeting is adjourned for today. thank you, colleagues. [gavel]