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they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them
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>> president chiu: good these classes are for folks to actually learn the rules of the road in san francisco. we ride on real street, on felt street, oak street, and paige street, and see how it feels to ride with other people. we talk about the public health department and the police department and our safe routes to school. we're reaching hundreds of kids each year. these are public schools that have been selected
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throughout the city. we're reaching kindergarten, first, second, and fourth with the safe walking and biking. and we participate in bike to school day in the spring. and walk to school is in october. hopefully a lot of you will come out and partner in that. sellita mentioned we partner in the "light of the night" campaign. we give out more than a thousand bike lights to folks who need them. people who are riding at night without bikes. we know that is a serious hazard. we're out with the police department, with the m.t.a., not just giving out lights, but installing them. we don't let you ride away with light in hand. we install it on your bicycle. we hope to do a lot more in spanish and cantonese language. we're hiring at the bicycling coalition for a spanish-speaking community organizer. we would be excited to have someone on staff who can lead our work in spanish. we want to knowledge there were challenges.
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if it were all light and easy, you probably wouldn't invited me to speak and talk about the challenges. we have reality challenges and image challenges. i think they're very much related, obvious. i'm highlighting here, and we have copies of the san francisco bicycle coalition where we publicly and directly talk about this. what are the realities? what are the persceptions? and what are the perceptions on the street about people who walk, about people who walk, >> president chiu: the ethics commission will have opportunity to make a presentation of up to 10 minutes explaining its recommendation. after that the mayor will have opportunity to present for up to 20 minutes, with an oral presentation, as to the charges that the mayor has brought. the sheriff will then have an
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opportunity to make a presentation of up to 20 minutes, followed by a five minute potential rebuttal of the mayor. there will be opportunity for public comment and obviously we will have glib ration at that time. i want it mention to the public that the clerk of the board has already notified the parties and provided the parties with opportunity to submit written response to the ethics commission recommendations and we expect those sponsz by september 25. with that, madam clerk, could you call the consent agenda. >> clerk calvillo: 1 through 10 com comprise the consent age. >> president chiu: colleagues, would anyone like to separate any of those? take a roll call vote on the consent agenda. >> clerk calvillo: items 1 through 10, president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye.
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supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. >> there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: those resolutions are adopted and ordinances passed on the first reading. next item. >> clerk calvillo: item 11 is an ordinance amending the police code to modify and eliminate other certain requirements for secondhand and antique dealers setting the permit application fee at $200. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: colleagues i have a typographical correction that i need to correct by way of amendment. i provided those to the clerk. i don't know if they've been
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distributed yet to the board, but they are purely typographical. >> president chiu: mr. clerk, have they been circulated? >> supervisor wiener: my apologies. it's one coming up shortly. please disregard my statement. >> president chiu: colleagues, with regards to item no. 11, could we do this same house, same call? without objection this ordinance is finally passed. item 12. >> clerk calvillo: item 12, ordinance amending the administrative code to authorize the airports commission to enter into leases with entities providing aviation support services without competitive bidding for a term not to exceed 10 years. >> president chiu: same house same call this homeownership is passed. >> the clerk: item 13 ordinance waiving the fee in the public works code for temporary
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street space occupancy as part of the arts and culture festival on september 15, 2012. >> president chiu: same house, same call, it's passed. >> clerk calvillo: item 14 setting san francisco's rate and pass-through rate for tenants 2012-13. >> president chiu: same house, same call, this ordinance is finally passed. >> the clerk: item 15, ordinance amending the business and tax regulations police and planning codes regarding parking tax simplification for property taxes. >> president chiu: now to supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: as i said before this is what i meant to raise. we have a typographical errors in the ordinance that need to be amended. so we are distributing those. but, colleagues, before we get to that this legislation seeks to simplify the process for small property owners to pay our city's parking tax. under our codes, all people who
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rent parking spots, even a homeowner who represents a single spot to a neighbor is required to pay the parking tax. small property owners who rent that one spot are treated the same way by our city as the fifth mission garage. we don't distinguish between them. what that means is you have to get fingerprinted, you have to have a background check, you have to buy an expensive revenue control device, you have to get bonded, you have to pay a yearly fee, which can frequently exceed the amount of tax you owe, and you have to pay all taxes collected on a monthly basis. this legislation aims to simplify this process for smaller property owners,
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>> president chiu: good these classes are for folks to actually learn the rules of the road in san francisco. we ride on real street, on felt street, oak street, and paige street, and see how it feels to ride with other people. we talk about the public health department and the police department and our safe routes to school. we're reaching hundreds of kids each year. these are public schools that have been selected throughout the city. we're reaching kindergarten, first, second, and fourth with
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the safe walking and biking. and we participate in bike to school day in the spring. and walk to school is in october. hopefully a lot of you will come out and partner in that. sellita mentioned we partner in the "light of the night" campaign. we give out more than a thousand bike lights to folks who need them. people who are riding at night without bikes. we know that is a serious hazard. we're out with the police department, with the m.t.a., not just giving out lights, but installing them. we don't let you ride away with light in hand. we install it on your bicycle. we hope to do a lot more in spanish and cantonese language. we're hiring at the bicycling coalition for a spanish-speaking community organizer. we would be excited to have someone on staff who can lead our work in spanish. we want to knowledge there were challenges. if it were all light and easy, you probably wouldn't invited me to speak and talk about the
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challenges. we have reality challenges and image challenges. i think they're very much related, obvious. i'm highlighting here, and we have copies of the san francisco bicycle coalition where we publicly and directly talk about this. what are the realities? what are the persceptions? and what are the perceptions on the street about people who walk, about people who walk, >> president chiu: the ethics commission will have opportunity to make a presentation of up to 10 minutes explaining its recommendation. after that the mayor will have opportunity to present for up to 20 minutes, with an oral presentation, as to the charges that the mayor has brought. the sheriff will then have an opportunity to make a presentation of up to 20
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minutes, followed by a five minute potential rebuttal of the mayor. there will be opportunity for public comment and obviously we will have glib ration at that time. i want it mention to the public that the clerk of the board has already notified the parties and provided the parties with opportunity to submit written response to the ethics commission recommendations and we expect those sponsz by september 25. with that, madam clerk, could you call the consent agenda. >> clerk calvillo: 1 through 10 com comprise the consent age. >> president chiu: colleagues, would anyone like to separate any of those? take a roll call vote on the consent agenda. >> clerk calvillo: items 1 through 10, president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye.
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supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. >> there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: those resolutions are adopted and ordinances passed on the first reading. next item. >> clerk calvillo: item 11 is an ordinance amending the police code to modify and eliminate other certain requirements for secondhand and antique dealers setting the permit application fee at $200. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: colleagues i have a typographical correction that i need to correct by way of amendment. i provided those to the clerk. i don't know if they've been distributed yet to the board, but they are purely
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typographical. >> president chiu: mr. clerk, have they been circulated? >> supervisor wiener: my apologies. it's one coming up shortly. please disregard my statement. >> president chiu: colleagues, with regards to item no. 11, could we do this same house, same call? without objection this ordinance is finally passed. item 12. >> clerk calvillo: item 12, ordinance amending the administrative code to authorize the airports commission to enter into leases with entities providing aviation support services without competitive bidding for a term not to exceed 10 years. >> president chiu: same house same call this homeownership is passed. >> the clerk: item 13 ordinance waiving the fee in the public works code for temporary street space occupancy as part of the arts and culture festival
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on september 15, 2012. >> president chiu: same house, same call, it's passed. >> clerk calvillo: item 14 setting san francisco's rate and pass-through rate for tenants 2012-13. >> president chiu: same house, same call, this ordinance is finally passed. >> the clerk: item 15, ordinance amending the business and tax regulations police and planning codes regarding parking tax simplification for property taxes. >> president chiu: now to supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: as i said before this is what i meant to raise. we have a typographical errors in the ordinance that need to be amended. so we are distributing those. but, colleagues, before we get to that this legislation seeks to simplify the process for small property owners to pay our city's parking tax. under our codes, all people who rent parking spots, even a homeowner who represents a
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single spot to a neighbor is required to pay the parking tax. small property owners who rent that one spot are treated the same way by our city as the fifth mission garage. we don't distinguish between them. what that means is you have to get fingerprinted, you have to have a background check, you have to buy an expensive revenue control device, you have to get bonded, you have to pay a yearly fee, which can frequently exceed the amount of tax you owe, and you have to pay all taxes collected on a monthly basis. this legislation aims to simplify this process for smaller property owners, those who rent out no more than five parking spots. now, many, many small property owners also have no idea that they even owe this tax. so this legislation will dramatically simplify the payment of parking taxes by people who are renting no more
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than five parking spots associated with the residential property. by doing that, it will allow more people to come forward and pay. it will increase revenue, particularly for the mta. in addition, because there are so many property owners who have not paid this and had no idea that they were required to pay it, it provides a partial amnesty, whereby from january 1 to june 30 of next year, if a property owner comes forward, pays up to two years worth of back taxes, without penalties or interest, they become legalized and can start paying going forward. they will have to simply fill out a simple form. they will not have to have the revenue control device or the fingerprinting or the background check and will no longer have to pay a fee. they'll just have to pay a tax on a quarterly basis. this legislation, i believe, is a step in the right direction,
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and i urge your support. >> president chiu: supervisor olague. >> supervisor olague: received and i believe other supervisors did, a request from market and octavia cac to postpone the vote on this until analysis can be drafted by the city planning department, the sfmta. so i would like to support that request by the cac of the market and octavia plan. >> president chiu: is there a motion. >> supervisor olague: making a motion to continue it. >> president chiu: to how long? >> supervisor olague: there's no specific dates because they are asking for some additional analysis by both of those departments so i'm trying to -- i'm not sure how long that would be. maybe a week or two? i guess i'll go two weeks. >> president chiu: okay. supervisor olague has made a motion to continue this item to to weeks. i think that would put it to -- >> clerk calvillo: october 16.
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>> president chiu: two weeks, october 2nd. is there a second to that motion? motion seconded by supervisor avalos. supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: mr. president, thank you. i will not be supporting this continuance. and this is the first i'm hearing that any member of this body was interested in a continuance. this legislation has been thoroughly and fully vetted and i believe what supervisor olague is referring to is a portion of this legislation. right now, if you rent out a spot in your residence or your building to someone who doesn't live there, our planning code requires that the person live within 1250 feet of the parking spot. this is in the planning code. it's two and a half blocks. it's unenforceable.
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it depresses the price of parking inconsistent with city policy and also undermines the city policy of disaggregating housing and parking. it also has problems because, if you have only a small pool of people to whom you can rent as a small property owner, where whoever rents your spot is likely to have access to your home, you have less choice in terms of making sure that you're comfortable with the person to whom you are renting. so this legislation would change that 1250 foot rule, and specify that you are required to rent to someone who resides in the city and county of san francisco. the planning commission evaluated this and supported this by a 6-1 vote. and this came out unanimously from the budget committee. so i think that this is a piece of citywide legislation. i think it makes a lot of sense. and i think we should be moving forward today, and there's no reason to continue it based on
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an e-mail that was sent at 11:00 the night before, where there had been no outreach beforehand, to me, or to anyone else that i'm aware of about continuing it. and i don't think that the reasons stated are valid so i'll be voting against this continuance request. >> president chiu: any further discussion on the motion to continue, colleagues? >> i just had a quick question on the continuance. >> president chiu: supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: how much time would be needed for an assessment? >> supervisor olague: i don't know what mta's schedule is like so that's why i gave it two weeks because i'm not clear on how they -- you know, what their capacity is. >> president chiu: if folks could speak into the microphone and please ask to be acknowledged on the roster. supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: i think that response frankly speaks volumes that, you know, that there's been no thought given to how much time would be required.
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i want to be very clear. the planning -- this is planning code. the planning department has already evaluated this. the planning staff supports it. the planning commission voted to support it. they've done that analysis already. this is a citywide piece of legislation. it's not specific to market octavia. and i don't see any reason to do a continuance. >> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you. we had this discussion at budget and finance committee and i ended up supporting the legislation, and most of all because it really seemed to be difficult to enforce this rule. and i just felt it was probably just too much work to actually want to weigh in on something that was not necessarily going to be enforceable. so i'm actually -- i seconded the motion to continue, but, you know, i expect that we'll have a
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vote probably -- it might not pass, the continuance, and i'll be ready to vote for the legislation. actually, i withdraw my second of the motion to continue. >> clerk calvillo: i have recorded it was supervisor campos who seconded the motion. >> supervisor avalos: that's fine. >> president chiu: supervisor olague made the motion seconded by supervisor campos. supervisor his campos. >> supervisor campos: i seconded the motion as a courtesy to my colleague. i don't know if there's a need for a continuance. my understanding is that -- normally, when you want a continuance along those lines, you want to make sure that you talk to the author of it. and so i wanted to, you know, out of deference second the motion. but i'm not convinced that there is a need to continue it. >> president chiu: supervisor campos, are you withdrawing your second? you'll keep your second. okay. supervisor olague.
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>> supervisor olague: out of respect for the market octavia committee, are i wanted to respect their request for additional information. i'm familiar with planning department's work product and how much time they take but mta i'm not. it's not that it's not well thought out but i'm not familiar with their capacity at this time. i'm happy with withdraw the motion and we can just vote on the legislation. i was doing it out of courtesy to a cac who is very involved and active and we're active in a plan that really did do some interesting work around parking requirements and transportation. so i'm happy to withdraw the motion. >> president chiu: so i understand that supervisor olague has withdrawn her motion. one thing i would say, colleagues, i know things come up at the last minute but to the extent that we can give each other heads up on issues so we can resolve things beforehand that would be great. unless there is further
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discussion, why don't we take a roll call vote on item 15. >> clerk calvillo: item 15, propriety chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, no. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. there are 10 ayes and one no. >> president chiu: this ordinance is passed on the first reading. colleagues, why don't we take up items 16 and 17, having to do with the proposed clean power sf program. madam clerk.
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>> clerk calvillo: item 15 i is... >> president chiu: 16 and 17. >> clerk calvillo: item 16 is an ordinance amending the administrative code to -- the customer fund and reserve fund and appropriating 19.5 million of hetch hetchy bal to support the clean power aggregation program and placing 6 million appropriated for clean power sf sustainability services on budget and finance committee reserve pending detailed appropriation plans. mr. president, you wanted me to read item 17 as well? >> president chiu: yes please. >> clerk calvillo: item 17 resolution authorizing public utilities commission to launch clean power sf program approving local sustainability program for customers and authorizing general manager of the public utilities for a term of up to five years for services required to launch the clean power sf
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program. >> president chiu: supervisor campos. >> supervisor campos: thank you very much, mr. president. i'll be very brief. you know, the efforts to make community choice aggregation a reality in san francisco have been going on for many years. i spoke to assembly member ammiano who reminded me that he's been working on these issues for 14 years. and so i want to simply, at some point, turn it over to the general manager of the public utilities commission, but i just want to make a couple of just acknowledgements. there have been many people who have been working on this program for the last number of years. and i want to begin today by acknowledging the work of the san francisco public utilities commission, in particular the general manager ed harrington, who has been, in the last, you know, over a year and a half, that i've been the chair of
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lafco, trying to make sure that we put together a program that tries to achieve the goals underlying community -- aggregation but does so in a fiscally responsible way and i think that he has struck the right balance. i know that the program that is before you is not as ambitious and aggressive a program as many people wanted but i think that it's a program that at the end ensures success and viability and that's why i'm proud to support it. i thank the rest of the puc staff who put so many hours in the last three years in this program. i want to acknowledge the staff of the local agency formation commission and various commissioners including members of this board of supervisors who have served on lafco and of course we have here supervisor avalos, supervisor olague, supervisor mar, who are members of lafco. there are a number of people also who have, in the last few years, enacted legislation, including pass

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