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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 market. today, i urge the supervisors, especially supervisor david chiu, to vote down the microunit legislation because the city needs to prioritize family housing for which is long overdue. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. my name is teresa imperial, from -- housing program of veterans equity center, and i'm a case manager. right now i have letters of our clients who are opposing about the -- legislation and i can
read this letter from what they have opposed. so this microunits would not cheaper than market rent. they only cost less to make because they are smaller. how can we be assured these units will be affordable for the life of the unit when in the free market there is no such thing as affordable by design. landlords in a set rent in accordance with the cost of the unit but what max rent the market will bear. the smaller the unit the more they can cram into one area. this can mean a huge and sudden increase in population and which could mean also displacement for long residents of san francisco, especially inside of market area and mid-market. what is the impact of that unplanned growth in open space, traffic and quality of life and how should such impacts be mitigated. how will developers in the city mitigate that. what is the compared value to developers by increasing
density. what will the city get in return. since the city already has limited land how will this legislation impact or compete with affordable housing units that the housing trust fund is looking into funding. the proposal to decrease the minimum size of efficiency units may ultimately be a good idea if it is -- with adequate planning policies and regulation but without an analysis of the potential impacts of increased housing density, the board of supervisors -- consider legislation blindly and enable approval of such development with appropriate mitigation. we urge you to not pass this legislation and continue it -- and continue it until committee issues are addressed with property community dialogue. thank you very much. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good evening, board of supervisors. hello. my name is juslin menalo, i was
born in san francisco and raised in the south of market area and i've been working in south of market for over a decade now. i'm here in concern about the shoe box legislation or the microunit legislation. i seen the changes in south of market from a child to a teenager to college student and now a young professional. and that -- this will critically affect the seniors, the families, and the residents that live in the south of market. we urge each and every one of you to vote down this legislation. we need real affordable housing in the neighborhood and in all of san francisco. please vote down the microunit legislation. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker.
>> since 2004, san francisco has experienced an unprecedented number of homicides. >> (sirens sounding). >> 60% of the homicide victims are people of color. their loved ones, living in neighborhoods of scarcity and neglect must deal with their personal tragedies while at the same time facing the crime and violence of the unsafe
neighborhoods that surround them every day. >> something needs to be done about that. how long are we going to suffer? how long are we going to stay in pain? >> president chiu: thank you very much. thank you very much. next speaker. >> may 21, 2011, the worldwide witness occurred, this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness in all nations, and then shall the end come.
i'd like to continue on as to what i spoke about last tuesday, we learned that jesus died in the 487 year from the command to build jerusalem, and that there were several prophesies fulfilled. one was that they would give him a parade, that they would shout in this parade, and jesus said in essence the scripture cannot be broken when he said in luke 19:40, if these were all together to hold thy piece the stones would immediately cry out. you know, if larry graphwall, f.b.i. agent was interviewed on the alex jones show and he said bill ayers would be betrayed by his own familiar friend and that 487 minutes from the beginning of his interview with alex
jones, bill ayers, wearing a white vesture and garment would be eating a cheeseburger at mcdonald's and keel over dead and then it happened you would say larry's a profit. but we're not talking about 487 minutes before the big event. we're talking about 487 years. everybody was dead. you know, in the dead sea scrolls they found -- this is three or four centuries before christ, the comments of jews in regards to this prophesy and they shed much light that gabriel never used in the prophesy. they said it was 10 jubilees. gabriel said no, and understand from the command to build and restore jerusalem under the prince there would be seven weeks and three score and two weeks. >> president chiu: thank you very much. any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment? seeing none, general public comment is closed.
madam clerk, could you call adoption calendar. >> clerk calvillo: 48 through 31, these items will be enacted upon a single roll call vote. if a member wants discussion -- >> president chiu: would anyone like to sever any of these items? roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: 38 through 41, president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. >> clerk calvillo: there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: those resolutions are adopted. colleagues, we have one imperative agenda item as i mentioned before and the recognition of our outgoing puc manager ed harrington thank you for your