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the sheriff's department down stairs, there are a number of theories on how long this meeting will take. i would assume there's an over/under somewhere, bets going on. i've heard noon, i've heard 2:00. i've heard someone say well i have enough food that will last until midnight. so it will be our goal to be not have that food used and be concluded long before midnight. that said, we will take the necessary time to deliberate appropriately. so with that, we will call to order the final meeting of the redistricting task meeting. role call please. >> chair macdonnell?
>> present for the last time. >> viss chair lam? >> present. >> alonso? >> present. >> me lawyerlara. >> present and not sure it's for the last time. >> mondejar? >> present. >> pilpel? >> present. >> member schreiber. >> present. >> member tidwell. >> there's your core mr. chairman. >> to welcome public comments on the minutes before we approve them. without objection with the usual gruff dra matt cal, minutes so approved.
moving to item number three, reprufle of the remaining task force minutes. as you all know we have been meeting fever issuely, there are a number of minutes from a number of meetings that our clerk has not had a report to for approval. and so i entertain a motion to that end that we would delegate again final review and approval authority to the chair for the april 4, april 5, april 9, april 11 and april 14th meetings entertain the motion. >> so moved. >> is there a second? >> second. >> public comment on this item? hearing none. >> is this something that we can do? i'm not familiar with bodies doing this like this.
i'm going to call members forward, i would remind you that you are limited to a two-minute time limit. going to ensure they have an opportunity to hear from everyone. when you have 30 seconds remaining it will ping and let you know you have 30 seconds and when those 30 seconds have expired it will ping even louder. if you keep talking, i will get louder. again would encourage you to be as specific as possible for both your input and recommendations. can i have the first list please? for the last time, yes.
thank you so much. ok, and i apologize in advance if i mispronounce your name. but, i will call you probably in groups of five, and again invite you to come forward. we will hear first from jim salinas, sally roth, richard goldman, paul hogarth and kevin stall. >> good morning mr. chairman. and members of the task force.
i'm native san francisco, born and raised in the mission district, lived in san francisco all my life. i'm here on behalf of the san francisco democratic club hoping and looking forward to the decision of this task force. to repatriate the district, we're hoping that you will take the mission district from its current boundaries to the northern boundaries all the way to the freeway. we know for a fact that there are a number of latinos and latino families that live in that part of the city and we believe it's important for them to be part of a historic district. >> so sorry. >> was that you mr. chairman? [laughter] >> no, sir. >> and members of the panel i would hope that you would
consider the feelings and the opinions of what we consider to be a historic district, the mission district. and it's certainly a neighborhood that i recognize as a neighborhood. so please, you know, do your due diligence and understand that we're looking forward to a good outcome for all of your hard work. and i want to thank each and every one of you, understand that each and every one of you have been on this panel for all of eight months. no easy task. thank you very much and good luck in your deliberations. >> thank you very much. why don't you put that over there and i'll use this one for now. sally ross? >> good morning, again. my name is sally roth. i live in district eight. i am speaking in support of keeping the sunny side as i have
been doing. people in district eight have worked long and hard from the beginning to help save it from destruction. and some of us who are friends of the conservatory have worked many hours recently as the last three years photographing the plants and making plant lists for it, that sort of thing. it really would be lovely if you could find a way to do that. once upon a time when back earlier in this process the population was nicely balanced between the two, between the district sene and district eight i realized district eight has bulged out on the top and now it has been shrunken on the bottom, i find this some what problematic and i do indeed wish there was some way for you to
find the ability to include the sunny side conservatory in glen park. which is an area of strong support. just because the name is not the same as the sunny side conservatory does not mean that the association does not support the sunny side conservatory. i believe that's about it. i have been beating the same drum for a long time, you're probably tired of hearing it, but thank you for your intention and thank you for all your effort. >> thank you ma'am. richard goldman? and then paul hogarth and kevin stall. >> i have some maps for the task
force. thank you. hi, thank you for your time and your work. my name is richard goldman, i'm a sunny side resident in my 20th year in sunny side. and i've been for most of that time ack tiff in the sunny side neighborhood association, including serving on the board as treasurer. as you know sunny side is one of the oldest neighborhood associations in san francisco. it was formed in 1974. it was primarily formed to save the sunny side conservatory from demolition of the city, as well as improvements and neighborhood cohesion. the map that i put up for you to see, that you have before you on the overhead are the boundaries of sunny side neighborhood association, as well as glenn park neighborhood association.
based on both associations by lot. so i want to thank you for the important changes that you have made by including the 200 block boulevard west of baden. into district seven, back into sunny side where it belongs. the sunny side conservatory is a gem and pride of our neighborhood and also our namesake. so thank you for all the sunnyside residents that will now be able to vote in district seven, along with our neighbors on that block. and be part of our community of interest. thank you. >> thank you, sir. >> my name is paul hogarth and i want to commend the task force for all the stuff you have done for trying to keep the tender loin whole. by keeping the western boundary you've allowed tenderloin
elementary school, a senior citizen housing and homeless shelter all to stay in district six and for that we thank you. crow did a lot of great work on the boundary which was a very difficult task as far as population. you've kept the most tenderloin parts into district six and for that we thank you. i'm here with one small request. on wednesday night when you were making non-population changes you moved two blocks over by halladay [applause] yao out of six and into three. i don't think this was your intent, but what it did was took the bristol hotel, which is an s.r.o. of approximately a hundred people when eddie and market street out of six and into three. that is a problem, we are asking that you take just that one block of halladay plaza back into district six, and that you also not remove anything else from district six at this point. i realize you're trying to equalize populations, district three is at a deficit at about 3% or so, however you are allowed to go up to 5% in order
to preserve communities of interest, you're doing that for other districts. i think district three having a slight 3.5% deviation in order to keep the tenderloin as a community of interest is important, and frankly the 100 people in that block is not going to go very far as far as balancing that deficit. so please, put that one block of western halladay [applause] yao back into district six and don't make any more changes and we'll be very happy. >> thank you sir. following mr. stol will be michael nolty, lawrence reid, evans, and rose hilton. >> hello, my name is kevin stall and i live at 875 post street which, right now, you kept in district six and i wanted to say i thank you for that. i am a tenant organizer in my building and we worked with the bristol hotel, helping deal with
issues with the tenants who live there that have problems that they did not solve. so we helped solve their issues for them. and we would like to continue to work with them as long as they stay in district six. it's only like a hundred people though, which is a very insignificant population addition to district three, but it would still be most important to keep the tenderloin as a community intact. to keep the tenderloin intact. he also just said that he with hopefully not having to take anything else away from district six as well. thank you for your hard work and hopefully this will be the last of your meeting. thank you, and go giants. >> hi, i'm lawrence lee -- >> hold on, it's actually mr.
nolty first. >> oh, i'm sorry. >> can you do everything at once? all right, thank you very much. my name's michael nolty, i'm the executive vice president for district six, a planning organization formed in 1999 to deal with district batteries and concerns. here today, i'm here today to talk about holiday plaza and the block from mason to market street. and this is this block here. this block is a part of the tenderloin, not union square. it is a part of the district, if you look at your maps, you'll see these are the boundaries of the central market c.b.d.
and, this block contains the bristol hotel at 56 mason and many social services organizations at 944 market, which is right here. which i have to be a volunteer at one of those offices. please, so please place this block back into district six where it belongs. again for the audience out there in never, neverland, here again is another map of the market c.b.d. and the block that we're talking about. and here is the actual description of the -- all this stuff is up on the screen up there. >> oh, because they moved it down stairs. >> all right, but anyway -- >> there it is.
>> in closing, i would like to ask you to please keep district five in laguna. there are many reasons for this. ok, i can't multitask either. >> thank you very much, sir. >> hi, i'm lawrence lee from the lower eight. thank you so much for listening to our community. redwoast keep our immunity together. moving the southern border to herman street was a big improvement, and really want to thank you for holding that. that keeps our commercial corridors all in one district. one more request is to consider
moving 55 laguna into district five. the reason for that, first of all there's no population change would occur with that. and the second reason is we have been working many hours, working with the developers and mercy housing on including affordable housing, and right now we're working on an issue making sure that intergrates well with our community. there are some design issues that we're working with. already, in the last few months we've met twice, we continue to be working on this, and really the issue is to really intergrate that property into our neighborhood. and into our community. and therefore we feel that it is part of our community and it would be great to include that in district five.
>> rita evans, rose hillson. >> thank you very much for this opportunity to speak today. i have lived in the sunnyside neighborhood for 26 years and shortly after moving there became aware of the sunnyside neighborhood association which i soon joined and became active in and found that group had been formed in the mid 1970's to promote the neighborhood and in particular and try to do something to restore and maintain our neighborhood gem, the sunnyside conservatory. our landmark historic neighborhood gem, the sunnyside conservatory was restored just a few years ago with neighborhood volunteers and many, many sunnyside residents have been involved in the restoration and
maintenance of that facility and solicitting the funds for it and so far. sunnyside elementary is at the part of the neighborhood. we have the sunnyside park just renovated two years ago. we do indeed have a very clear neighborhood identity. our boundaries have been clearly documented in every newsletter since the mid-1990's. our meetings and newsletters routinely discuss and promote the sunnyside conservatory to sunnyside park recreation center. sunnyside elementary school. i'm making a strong plea for my neighborhood, sunnyside. a neighborhood gem in san francisco. to remain intact and to be a part of district seven. and i want to thank all of you volunteer members of this task force for the very hard work that you've been doing. thank you. >> thank you, ma'am.
>> plsh macdonnell, members of the redistricting task force, thank you so much for everything you've done in this whole process and the transparency of the process. i'm personally going to nominate all of you for a congressional medal of honor. i have been before you several times now, and each time everything i've brought to you, you've delivered on. i just want to thank you very much for what you did with the booker t. corridor, with hamilton rec center, being put back into district five and the concerns we had in another area. so i'm only taking less than 30 seconds of my two minutes to say thank you very much. i hope to see all of you again individually, not as a panel. thank you. [laughter] >> thank you, sir. following miss hillson, bruno, my apologies, your last name.
bruno. and lois scott. >> good afternoon, my name is rose hillson. i'm a resident of district two and i'm also a member of the japan town organizing committee of district five. i want to first thank you all for taking into consideration all the communities of interest that we've outlined from the japan town task force. and i know it's doing to be a very hard decision. but i'm only one represent forgive here from japan town task force because today's beginning of the cherry blossom festival. and all the people there who have been showing up for japan town are not sitting in this room. at least one other person that i
know of besides me. and i also wanted to let you know that you've all been great, you've done everything you can, and i know you're going to continue to do the right thing and take into consideration everyone's comments. what i did receive was i found, in the one meeting i kind of gave a cryptic message. it has nothing to do with anything you've done, it has nothing to do with the process from what i can see. it seems pretty transparent. but i've gotten communication that says otherwise, and due to that, i want to submit a couple of news articles that talk about political things. and i'll leave that here for you guys to review. i talked about being kind of split about being skitso fren i think or not because i'm district two and district five. it has nothing to do with all
you guys. i just need you to read this thing because of some communication i received, and i'm going to put on the overhead in my 10 seconds left, los angeles, this is a city, los angeles, california. and what it shows are some of the districting lines there. and it's having problems. thank you. >> hi, good day. my name is mar zel brown and i work with central center -- >> i'm sorry, hold on one second. only because it's not your turn just yet. it's bruno. >> good morning, a pleasure to be here this morning. this is on such a sort an
important issue. i personally want to commend you all in your work. i think perhaps the most important is the fact that you listen, you're listening to a lot of these comments and you've been making decisions accordingly. i just learned or i hope that it is the case i've heard a group, who was very important, very critical to the organization to who we are have been made whole. i'm here to speak for an institution that is part of, it's partner of the organization. we are the -- i am the senior warden of that church. that church has been in district five for at least 89 years. and it's one of the largers in
the area. it is prominently located. we feel for the last four to five years have established a relationship with an organization that is well known that are very, should we say pervasive in the whole area. to established this relationship, now they have four walls. they have four walls in which they can institute, implement a lot of their programs, establish new programs in the neighborhood. being a very, very critical partner to a lot of these functions. we want to continue to do that. and we would just wish that when you're looking at the situation, that you will consider keeping it separate in the district.
in district five. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> i represent san francisco, among the japan town organizing committee. in the interest of last minute testing, cohesive communities of interest, i'm proposing -- on the map, that you should test. excuse me, may i have time to put this all back together again? thank you very much. district one and two moving population north of california street. compensating that for the community of interest around golden gate park. to south of golden gate park as indicated on the map.
and then switching to that, by the way compensating district four indicated here. switching to c.p.m. site, it's a no population area. i've indicated to you the technical and legal reasons for having it represented in district five. i mentioned an unrepresented large islamic district that i have dotted on that map. it does not yet participate, it's largely independent. it should be in one district to ultimately absorb. thank you very much, again. >> thank you, sir. >> by the way i'm going to
mention again the voting rights regard of voter region station just to protect yourself. >> thank you very much. mr. everhart, mr. speaker brown and mr. speaker scott. >> good morning. my name is sharon and i'm vice chair of the district 11 council and a 4 year resident which is located in the heart of district 11. i do not come forward to test by earlier because my neighborhood has never seriously been in danger of being split into another district. but i wanted to take this last opportunity to speak, to publicly thank the task force for not just listening to the public, but to actually hearing all the folks who came to testify. and for your commitment to keeping neighborhoods whole. for you reuniting the other neighborhoods that were split 10 years ago. i also wanted to thank the consultants and kay for all their work in in