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tell you something else about the people who used to be with mubarak. one of them, his name -- he be bring that he's dirty, and other guy -- he work with mubarak 20 year. he hide $9 billion, and 42 cancel. tell me if you hear him for that, if you see that in the computer, how you feel about us. we work in this country. we struggling in any other country. we try to run away from the people we voted for them, to be
our president. is mistake we make it but we don't need to continue with our life like mubarak did. as i said, and i repeat again, if someone of them has hide 18 billion american dollar, and he own 42 castle for him and his family, what the regular people like me can do that. how we can live there. i said and i repeat again, four year, i am -- my grandchildren, i am far from my family, but i am never far with my heart. and that the reason i have heart problem and i survive like anyone else. ladies and gentlemen, i would like to support this man because he promise to return to us our money. his name is barack obama, and i
wish to let him have second time to see if he can bring it our money, they steal it and they hide it in american bank. $700 million has been hidden from us in england. billion of dollars in -- let us get my money back. thank you. support us and support barack obama to return our money to our country. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. stop the corporate rape of the public library, don't give money to the friends of library, don't accept money from the friends of the library. everyone knows that the influence of private money on our politics has the power to destroy democracy and distort public policy. if you have been following these presentations, you know by now that any claim to legitimacy that the friends of the library had, has completely collapsed.
we know from reports submitted to the california state -- that the friends of the library had income in the past 11 years of 40 million, and expenditures of 48.1 million. we also know from reports required by the san francisco sunshine ordinance that over the same 11 years the friends of the library gave just 4.9 million to the library for any purpose. the friends are under new leadership and at a recent library commission meeting the friends admitted in the most recent year 309,000 or 41% of its expenditures benefiting the library were restricted funds and only 441,000 were unrestricted. but restricted funds are usually bequests. and if that were typical then over the 11 years only 30% would be unrestricted. this means that while spending 48 million, the vast majority of what they gave the library was only what they had to give, yet
the city allows this organization to sell naming opportunities in 24 city facilities without any agreement with the city. the concept of a public-private partnership is just a way for the wealthy and corporate interests to use our public institutions for their own benefit. and the public-private partnership is never evaluated, never reviewed, because lack of accountability is what they get for their money. it is because of this damage to our reservoir of social trust and social values that the lies cost more than the money. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm patrick -- in preparation for the board's hearing on the removal of sheriff mirkarimi, i have to ask whether -- i have to ask for sfgoo fgov-tv viewers
whether this board has learned its lesson on the parkmerced deal. those amendments were introduced without sufficient public notice, prior to your vote, which the sunshine ordinance task force ruled had violated the sunshine ordinance. the task force referred four of you supervisors to the ethics commission for official misconduct and also referred the matter to the district attorney for review. ethics took the mirkarimi official misconduct case first before taking the misconduct case against you four supervisors. i have just learned that the main reason the sunshine task force was gutted was because board president david chiu was angry that the task force had referred the parkmerced matter to the district attorney's office. they did -- the task force did exactly what they were supposed
to do under the ordinance. voters need to initiate a charter amendment for the sunshine ordinance, to strip this board of supervisors from appointing authority to the task force. it's clear that you vindictively removed bruce wolfe and the other members because you were unhappy about the referral to ethics for your own misconduct. it should teach you a lesson not to engage in official misconduct, and you should have learned your lesson from parkmerced that you should not have introduced today just prior to your vote, amendments on any other matter just minutes before you vote on them. >> members of the board of supervisors, ray hartz, director of san francisco open government. i want to agree wholeheartedly with mr. james chaffee's earlier
comments relating to the friends of the san francisco public library. i spoke about this issue last week and i want to mention three particular issues. one was that city librarian luis herrera used his position to withhold public records he knew were fully disclosable under the sunshine ordinance and california records act. i was curious as to what you think of that. >> the second item was that the library commission and the librarian and the chief financial officer of the library are presenting numbers, including a particular 5.19 million dollar figure on the blanch library improvement
program to the public for which they have no support but the number. and i was wondering what you'd think about that. i will assume on the first two items silence gives consent. and on the last one i wonder what you think about the fact that luis herrera gets up to $3,000 per month in reimbursement from the friends over which he's supposed to have oversight, which he doesn't expend. but i don't expect to get a comment from this body because you like free baseball tickets and football tickets, and god knows what else you get, and i don't think you want to point fingers at anybody else. >> next speaker.
>> hello. my name is -- emperiali working as -- on my own time. we cringe -- we elected you to vote with integrity, not to decide based on political expediency for your self-interest. you will be hold not to the mayor but to the justice, the electorate, and to a universal force that bonds us together to do what is right. we must care beyond ourselves. think about your own missteps, and if this had happened to you. ross was one of you. if you remove our sheriff, then all officials guilty of any misdemeanor should be removed, all. this is a time to remember camaraderie with ross. the laughter over a cup of coffee, the late night spent
finessing ordinance language. you were there for him. he was there for you. now, after years of shared efforts and moments of friendship, are you going to let yourself abandon him? are you going to ruin your career -- his career, because you think that will help yours? that is not moral. the day you leave this room, after your vote, you will be stepping into a new destiny. your decision will follow you for a lifetime, and create your tomorrows. how better your lives will be if you respect the will of the voters and ultimately respect yourselves. this is the time to act with valor, to be the biggest person you have ever been. you can be that person. reinstate ross.
>> next speaker. >> good afternoon, president chiu and supervisors. live turkeys for the holidays and i would like -- graphics please and they were like wild turkey, a lot of wild turkeys, wild turkeys. ♪ ain't no city like the one i got. ♪ you know it don't come better. ♪ every city day, the sun rises up around me. ♪ supervisors, you can make the district bird sing harmony. ♪ every drop of rain, it's a reach -- happy retirement ed harrington, at the puc. ♪ when you smile so warm and tender, you're a sight for city eyes to see. ♪ hey, ain't no city like the one i got.
♪ you can bevy up when it's down,i'm going. ♪ put a little city hall music in my day. ♪ wouldn't be surprised if the city budget keeps growing. ♪ budget keeps growing bigger each day. ♪ ain't no city like the one i got. ♪ it's a real good friend all the way to land's end. ♪ ain't no city like the one that i love, gov. looks like outside with the symphony... ♪ it's time to begin the city begin. ♪ it's time to begin the city begin. ♪ it's time to begin, you know what i mean. ♪ it's time to begin the
symphony begin. ♪ let them stay, let them play. ♪ let the begin all the day. ♪ let it begin the begin. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good evening, members of the board of supervisors. my name is charlie walker, some of you know me. i come today to let you know that the african-american contract -- truckers -- san francisco is probably the worst city in the city for african-americans. most of you probably don't know there's not one african-american contractor working in the city and county of san francisco. we went to the board of supervisors, who said -- i mean the board of education, who said the reason blacks aren't working is because of proposition 209. i was in los angeles a month ago and they say proposition 209 is
the reason black contractors are not working there. the law has stepped in the way where, today, african-american contractors are not -- not one job in san francisco, are african-americans working on. but a japanese company is controlling 90% of the work in san francisco -- homes, webcore and they do not hire african-american. and i'm saying that something's got to be done. and you guys -- the supervisors, and whether you know it or not, one day this is going to boil over. and when it does, everybody will say they don't know anything about it. but as i was telling some guys the other day, most of you don't know, i'm a veteran, and a disabled american, a war veteran. and i don't understand how i can be in the military, and fight
for a country that they got laws now that prevent us from working in it. something is wrong with this whole thing. and particularly the city of st. francis to say there's not one, not one african-american firm working on any job in san francisco. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> i live on 6th street between howard and folsom -- >> clerk calvillo: please speak directly into the microphone. >> yes, if you say so. i put up with no riffraff. they got -- look like some -- and people do aggressive handling there, which is a felony. they block you as you walk down from the street and say gimme, gimme, gimme.
that's aggressive panhandling. i called occ on them. i called the city attorney. i know these guys. i know george ka zone. i called internal affairs, that do tactics and strategy on cleaning up 6th street because masconi is expanding, $2 billion we lost, only getting $500 million. i worked there 25 years at 510 union, worked 22 -- carpenter. but anyway i got property but -- san francisco -- i won't put up with this riffraff because -- small businesses open, where you got people doing the drugs, whatever kind of drugs they are, blocking the street, and terrorizing, and now here goes 6th street, and goes up to leavenworth and turk up there and continues and continue. internal affairs is going to have to take a good strong look, that's management control, what's going on with that, with
letting that happen, continue to happen. now a lot of people say go to jail and you let them back out again. that's the way i see it so i don't know what to tell you. i spent three and a half hours here to tell you that. so i appreciate you clean up 6th street south of market there. and then like 7th and market by un plaza, people got stolen kind of electronics they're selling, 7th and market. and that's all really i have to say. so i'm glad i said it. i waited a lot of time to say it. like i say san francisco mine -- going to run for mayor some day, seriously, honestly. okay? and i like the way you all spoke very goods. i didn't -- none of you because you spoke well. let it go at that. i'll be back. >> president chiu: thanks. next speaker. >> sanford forte, live in the --
richmond. good afternoon. i didn't -- full disclosure i didn't vote for ross mirkarimi, nor do i know him or any member of his inner circle or family. i feel compelled to speak for the first time because i feel a witch hunt against he and his family disgraceful far beneath the usually expected shenanigans that normally operate within subtext of most political cultures. i expected better from mayor ed lee and district attorney george cas cone. san franciscans should be outraged that the politicians want too remove mr. mirkarimi from office. they -- common to many domestic disputes and leveraged to an accidental bruise according to the d.a.'s victim, whose staples defy the da's claim. this is to political ends, a
political manipulation and personal railroading the likes of rarely occur in any municipality. i hope the body in its wisdom finds that ross mirkarimi should continue as sheriff of san francisco in the post he was duly elected to perform and two, that mayor ed lee and da masconi be reprimanded for overstepping their boundaries and using respective offices to frustrate the will of san francisco voters to remove him from office, ruin his future prospects and offend his family. thank you. >> president chiu: next speaker. >> afternoon, supervisors. recently, i was at the department -- department 29 in the san francisco superior court, the criminal division. i requested presiding judge nichols to annull the 1996 city
charter of san francisco, because of circumstances that occurred at hastings college of the law, the state bar of california, some murders, 50 murders, and specifically related to my father, and my case was silent. previously i have made statements to the board of supervisors, to the point president barack obama is a sat jan and he has made a deal with the catholic church with serious consequences to the birth -- to israel and our social security. chapter 8, exodus. and the lord spoke to moses, go to pharaoh and say to him, thus says the lord, let my people go, that they may serve me. but if you refuse to let them go, behold i will smite all your
territory with frogs. so the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly which shall go up and come into your house, into your bedrooms, on your bed, into the houses of your servants, on your people, into your oftens, into your impeding bowl. and the frogs shall come up on you and all your people and all your servants. thank you. >> president chiu: thanks. next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm peter warfield, executive director of library users association, and i want to talk about who supports the bernal heights branch library mural being refreshed. we recently had a rally, actually on sunday for the refreshment of the mural.
there was good coverage from the neighborhood, some folks spontaneously spoke in favor of it. you might look at our -- for downstairs please show our visual. save our history, protect our art. recently, in addition, there was endorsement of the refreshment of the mural from the harvey milk lgbt democratic club as well as the peace and freedom party. who else supported and has supported restoration of the mural, author and mural expert tim drescher, singer songwriter holly near, john soma who has made a film, and some other local folks whose names you might find familiar. although the library's minutes are not always fully reliable, let's go to august 2009, when
kimberly -- district director for assembly member tom ammiano came and reported as having said the assembly member has heard from a number of constituents in bernal heights who supports restoration of the murals. he said he also supports restoration of all sides of the mural. lynette haynes, legislative aide to supervisor campos said many constituents have come forward who would like to see the mural restored on all three sides. i won't read all the rest of it but precita -- a -- and a wide range of people altogether support the refreshment of this mural and not its planned destruction. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker.
>> viewers at home, tom gilberti, beach marina apartments. anyone in this room, anyone listening at home want to wake up tomorrow and hear a noise, a droning, a buzzing, coming not from their apartment or their home, their house, but from across the street, a never-before heard noise. they come home tomorrow, the next night, it's still there, it's still there, and it's still there. your property values, your quality of life suffer. and where is it coming from? it could be an electric transformer on a pole in a backyard, a street lamp, electrical transformer outside a warehouse that's been remodeled, a fan and motor ventilating parked cars in a garage, forced air coming out of a building to make them comfortable, and all the time they're dumping noise over the street onto your
property. and what is this noise? this noise is basically garbage but it's wasted energy. we were talking before about how we want to make the city a little bit more energy-friendly. well, you know, how about banning ventilation systems for parked cars in this city. we have no freezing. we have no snow. do we have to have something running 24 hours a day for parked cars? that's enough for that. so what do we get? if we ask the city for better standards, for better equipment, for better design, we can modify this, though it doesn't. if we just pass a law that says, okay, zero, zero, and not 55 decibels in your house, or 45 decibels in your house at night. because that lets noise in your apartment. that does nothing to curb this. and then if you say well a new building or remodeled, you can
have five decibels over the noise level in your community, or eight decibels over the level of your community, you know which way this is going. why would real estate developments pay money when they can save some money and dump this noise on you. so i'm just -- you know, i'm asking -- i'm making a judgment that nobody here in this chamber, nobody listening at home, is going to say, yes, i want noise in my apartment, in my home, that devalues my property, that lowers my quality of life. and if i want to open a window, it can't be done. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is michael patrelis, i'm a district 8 voter.
a week ago was september 11, and president obama asked for all flags to be lowered to honor everyone who was killed on 9/11. my friend bill wilson and i asked the political leaders of the castro to use the public property at harvey milk plaza, including the rainbow flag, to lower the rainbow flag, to first of all respect president obama's proclamation, and, second, to remember and honor a gay hero named mark bingham who lost his life in the fields of pennsylvania. for two years, gay activists have asked, demanded, and pleaded for public property at harvey milk plaza to simply lower a flag on occasion,
especially when our president asks to do it. and when gay people say we want to honor mark bingham, we want petty vindictive political leadership in the castro to grow up. we want a public discussion about public property. because mark bingham would have had the flag lowered at harvey milk plaza, had harvey milk been alive. we simply want to lower a flag on city property. and after two years, we don't have that right. something must be done. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker.
>> good afternoon. my name is carolyn calderón. i work for the -- housing program of the veterans equity center. i'm here today opposing supervisor scott wiener's efforts to change the city's existing building code to reduce the minimum living area from 220 square feet to 150 square feet decreasing in him living space for quettle in san francisco by more than 30%. understanding that development in san francisco is inevitable, but this type of development will be competing with the minimal land that the city has, which can be used for real affordable housing. and san francisco has yet to meet its sf housing element plan of prioritizing affordable housing units and yet creating housing for employees of new tech companies that are answering our neighborhoods such as the south of