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staff, and others, to do everything we can as a city to save city college. and i think a lot of the work will be behind the scenes with the college trustees, faculty and others. we need to build up much more public awareness of the existence of this accrediting bode and i do everything we can to support our city college. the rest i'll submit. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor mar. supervisor avalos. >> thank you, madam clerk. i just wanted to rise to say happy birthday to supervisor jane kim. today is hader birthday. ~ her birthday. i don't think she knew that we knew. now you know. i just wanted to wish you a happy 29th birthday. (applause) >> and the rest i'll submit. >> thank you, supervisor avalos. all of those items will be appropriately referred. mr. president, that concludes roll call for introductions. >> thank you. madam clerk, let's go to roll call. >> at this time the public may
comment generally up to two minutes on items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board including item number 1, the policy discussion between the mayor and the board and items on the adoption without reference to committee calendar. please note that public comment is not allowed on those items which have already been subject to public comment by a board committee and pursuant to board rule 4.22 direct your remarks to the board as a whole and not to individual supervisors nor to the audience. speakers using translation assistance will be allowed twice the amount of time to testify. and if you would like a document to be displayed on the overhead projector, clearly state such and then remove the document when the screen should return to live coverage of the meeting. >> like to hear from our first speaker in general public comment. thank you. stop the corporate [speaker not understood] of public library. don't give money to the friends of the public library. don't accept money from the public library. most people in the room know david chiu had me arrested in august of 2011. it must be understood this is part of the mechanism by which city hall thieves are respectable and honest citizens
are undesirables. make no mistake, quit making public comment in city hall is coming into the belly of the beast. it is a complete reversal of the accomplishments of democracy. marie antoinette did not have as much contempt for [speaker not understood] as a san francisco supervisor has for a citizen who is not in on the graft. actually, you're not as blatant as you used to be. city hall has become a marketplace where public officials trade public assets for the benefit of their careers. what is happening in the public library is just the worst example of what is happening in eversiti department. eversiti department wants a friends group because it is a mechanism to distribute the benefits to the few instead of the many. the few are for [speaker not understood] parties. the many can be ignored or arrested. have you walked the streets and seen the condition of the people? your division -- diversion of society's assets to corporate
benefit causes real harm to people. the library, the president is guilty of official misconduct. the city librarian is guilty of refusing to provide financial records. there is a scandal regarding the city librarians discretion fund and a pending investigation by the fed political practices commission. and the branch library is wrapping up with a complete reversal of what contemporaneously reporting showed rather than calls for accountability, the board of supervisors has a proposal to protect the friends the library from oversight. the privatization of our society not only feeds on the public's asset, p it destroys people's access to the truth. david chiu having me arrested does not solve society's problems and the lies costs more than the money. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker.
>> mr. war field, please begin your mments. i'm peter war field, director of library users association. i thought that supervisors [speaker not understood] and london breed might stop their talking amongst themselves in the press box to pay some attention to public comment. the library unfortunately has a very, very bad record, particularly recently with respect to accountability. in february 2013, earlier this year, the library presented to the library commission the policy-setting body, a plan which the commission adopted to add 56 hours to the library's open hours system wide at a cost of about a million dollars. in may the specifics were
presented to the commission for its discussion. suddenly in june, the library's open hours additions were suddenly 36 hours, not 56 hours. and when a commissioner asked, it turned out that 20 hours had been paid by a prior action from this board the prior year. so, the three days of extra time that it opened at library branches in june turned out to be implemented in the 12th month of the fiscal year for which they apparently were funded. the budget and finance committee heard testimony from [speaker not understood] on june 19th. one supervisor who attempted to ask about the hours what were intended to be essentially they were going to be even hours cuts didn't get a straight
answer about the hours. and another supervisor asked about books did not get a straight answer about what the book budget was doing, but only books and materials. the library is [inaudible]. >> thank you, sir. next speaker, please. good afternoon, supervisor campos and supervisors. here's an old book that has a lot of memories in it. i want to show you. and there's a lot of names and notes in this book because we've been treasure hunting and all that, the schools, my mother's notes there with a metal detector. proud people you knew in the school district. in the '71 book, '70. ♪ [speaker not understood] we'll work night and day remember the budget
remember to pay i've been waiting for you with the skies above blue and the sunshine of your [speaker not understood] stay with me, my city and we're gonna make it better today and we're gonna make it better okay i've been waiting for you in the city skies above blue and the sunshine of your city [speaker not understood] and if you're going to san francisco [speaker not understood] if you're going to san francisco
you're gonna find [speaker not understood] people there and all across the nation such a strange vibration people voting america's cup boating >> thank you, sir. thank you, mr. paulson. next speaker, please. i wonder if i can show this on the screen here. i don't know if you can see the whole thing. my name is ace washington. as soon as this is on the screen, my time will start. one article -- how is everybody doing? i'm here on a mission, y'all. i'm here to declare that the african-american black negro here in san francisco, right here in 2013, we're in a state of emergency. >> if you can speak into the mic, mr. washington. thank you.
here in san francisco, i, ace washington on the case in your face, [speaker not understood] is declaring state of emergency here in san francisco, black negros [speaker not understood]. i tried to get some words from the mayor after his press conference. as usual i was smeared off by his security as if he's president of the united states. ed lee knows me. and by the way, let me get my word out, condolance to the family of the kennedys. i have a rich history of the kennedys. and i can't say everything i want to say here. back in the days there were two black african-american sisters. now we have a young early version. but this is to y'all. now, you have the ability to say something after i speak or say something. i am declaring state of emergency [speaker not understood] by the supervisor breed declares that the shrinking in black population. we're having a meeting tonight with the naacp. i'm not saying i support them, they ain't did nothing for me. there is one thing we're going
to talk about. i hope the sisters are there. [speaker not understood]. my name is ace [speaker not understood] three generations under me, i'm 59 years old, yes. i have two grand kid, three grand kid, and three children that were raised in the city but can't afford it. but i'm telling you, the mayor, the supervisors, and everyone -- and i want the world to know -- i have a dee sightiontion vice and system that's called a unique system, i can push a button and let the world know what i see. so, declare we're in a state of emergency. >> thank you, sir. next speaker, please. i have some documents. my name is randal brew baker and i'm here on behalf of an organization, san francisco
coalition for undergrounding utilities. the subject, appropriate to show the picture. i actually took this picture from the front window of my home. it's not often you see repair out there. unfortunately, every day we have this ugly apparatus in front of us that's embarrassing to us and the city. we are a coalition of neighborhoods. we're growing. we want this stuff to disappear. [speaker not understood]. we'd like to see the job finished. now, i want to move on to another document which i trust you are already aware of. if you're not, i definitely want to have you know about this. [speaker not understood] submitted to the san francisco board of supervisors by its own task force in 2007 with recommendations on how to deal with undergrounding, how to make it happen in san francisco. and if it's on the internet, it has to be in your file someplace.
i prefer it be on top of your de. these are recommendations out of that document. the key notion is that undergrounding would be taken over as a project of the city. it would be administered by the city. a arely relevant example of how to do this is in san diego. it's been going on in san diego. this task force looked at san diego, used san diego as a reference point. recommendation number one is develop a long-term [inaudible]. recommendation number 3 is important, it can be funded without financial stress on anyone's back. surcharge you to be able to -- san diego surcharge is 3%. i want you to know about this. please move forward with your own task force recommendations. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please.
good afternoon, john [speaker not understood] from san francisco. this is just something to think about. i call it from the past to the present. the mad man sent to the gas chambers, first by the hundreds, then by the thousands, and then by the millions. and the world cried. we gave them the homeland and they took a nation. [speaker not understood] the homeless, by the hundreds, thousands, and then millions became refugees and went mad. and the world cried again. right became wrong and wrong became right. beauty became ugly and ugly became beauty. hate became free and [speaker not understood] became twisted, and the world cried again.
[speaker not understood] became glory i and gentleness became wrong. [speaker not understood] and the world went mad. then the world stopped crying and all went. period. thank you for listening. >> thank you. next speaker, please. next speaker. my name is ryan [speaker not understood], volunteer physicians organizing committee. i'm here to speak on the general topic of mental health. we would like to extend the invitation to all the supervisors to come visit with us at s.f. general hospital with our physicians, [speaker not understood], psychiatric units. we are very much looking forward to the st. luke's and cathedral hill rebuild.
however, we do want to see mental health in there somehow going far especially with the needs only increasing. personally i'd like to say i think it's outrageous that this is now in general public comment and we cannot comment directly on the cpmc deal, especially in regards to mental health, particularly since we had 30 physicians and other members of the mental health community attempting to reach the negotiating team in regards to mental health. and unfortunately was left out because of conflicting information perhaps given by the director of public health whom we met with recently. so, we'd like to congratulate the city and supervisors on this deal moving forward, and we'd also like to stress vigilance not only on the part of our membership, but on the part of the city as a whole
with regards to mental health. thank you for your time. >> next speaker. good afternoon, my name is douglass yip and i'd like to have it on the record that for some reason all 11 of you are actually paying attention. let's go by this real fast. number one, the most honest person in san francisco is the fire department person that brought to the attention of everyone that the possibility -- possibility of an injury that was involved in the airplane crash. that person needs to be commended for such honesty because honesty is something you don't find around here very often. so, whoever that person is, thank you for being so honest. secondly, whatever happened to the employee about the school
board, it says here so many felonies, three years investigation, if we can't even take care of that, how are we going to take care of city college? next, there was this headline, did jerry brown [speaker not understood] refuse to do their jobs? i think all of you need to read that and makeup your own mind. next, grand jury report about dbi, another instance where mayor lee was asleep. he knew all about it for so many years, did nothing. please resign and save face. follow the example of your south korean counterparts, bow, admit a mistake, and be honest about it. next one is city college loses its accreditation, part of the blame -- part of the blame needs to go on the mayor's office and the board of supervisors.
i'm sure everybody knew there were problems there, but everybody was way too busy working on their own special interest projects. forget the students. [inaudible]. >> thanks. next speaker. jesus said the prince of this world comes and has nothing in me. in other words, jesus and satan are directly opposed. before we get into that i'd like to say [speaker not understood].many com is the best color, [speaker not understood] gty.org is the best preacher and you can download 3,000 of his sermonses from the first of february 1969 to last february's brought cast on satan, what is he like, michael akino. family radio is the best radio station because it's the only radio station, kear 6 10 is the only radio station that fulfilled matthew 24:14 and it's the only radio station
that reads george whitfield's sermons who is the best evangelist. most importantly family radio is the best radio station because it's the only radio station that reads the word of god hours on end. now, i'd like to laugh at and embarrass the national security agency's head michael akino and the reason why i want to embarrass michael akino the head of the national security agency, the nsa, is because general akino admitted to renting the german building where the ss reformed and he admitted this. he lives here. maybe we can get the psychiatric help the [speaker not understood], maybe we can get akino psychiatric help. i don't know. he admited in full nazi regalia reenacting the secret ceremony. what type of sick twisted individual is this? why was he the head of the nsa?
okay, i mentioned when i started that satan and jesus are directly opposed, directly opposed. jesus is the great law keeper, satan is the great law breaker. jesus christ said all of the truth hear my voice. my father will [inaudible]. >> thank you very much. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment? seeing none, general public comment is closed. [gavel] >> madam clerk, can could you read the adoption calendar? >> items 53 through 56 are being considered for immediate adoption without committee reference. a single roll call vote may enact these items. if a member objects a matter may be removed and considered separately. >> colleagues, would anyone like to sever these items? supervisor farrell. >> 54, please. >> and the balance of the calendar, roll call. >> supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye.
supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. there are 11 ayes. >> the resolutions are adopted. [gavel] >> item 54. >> item 54 is a resolution recognizing the grand reopening of the marina yacht harbor and commending recreation and parks the california department of boating and waterways, san francisco marina harbor association, the st. francis yacht club, golden gate yacht club and the entire project team for their hard work and commitment due to san francisco 5 centsv parks and its residents. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you, president chiu. colleagues, this july 11 we are going to celebrate the grand reopening of the marina yacht harbor. it is a long-time coming for district 2 and most importantly for the city of san francisco. i just want to take a moment to thank the numerous city groups and other state agencies involved in this process that made it happen.
certainly the san francisco recreation and park department and their entire staff, the california department of boating and waterways, the san francisco marina harbor association, the st. francis and golden gate yacht clubs. due to construction they did all the work on the for et as well as the mayor's office of disability and the entire project team especially those people stephanie in my office who has been part of this project for before i was in office. so, thanks very much and everyone is welcome to come join us. >> thank you. colleagues, can we adopt this item same house same call? without objection, that should be the case. [gavel] >> madam clerk, could you read the in memoriams? >> yes, planning departmentthv. today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following beloved individuals. on behalf of supervisor wiener the late mr. joseph ferra. on behalf of supervisor breed for the late mr. vernon ogelvie, jr. supervisor chiu [speaker not understood], and [speaker not understood]. and at the suggestion of supervisor cohen, on behalf of
the full board, for the lovely former supervisor willie b. kennedy. >> thank you. madam clerk, is there any more business in front of the body? >> that concludes our business today, mr. president. >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. happy birthday, supervisor kim. and with that, we are adjourned. [gavel] >> we came to seven straight about 10 years ago.
-- 7th street about 10 years ago. the environment is huge. it is stronger than willpower. surrounding yourself with artists, being in a culture where artists are driving, and where a huge amount of them is a healthy environment. >> you are making it safer. push, push. that is better. when i start thinking, i see it actually -- sometimes, i do not see it, but when i do, it is usually from the inside out. it is like watching something being spawned. you go in, and you begin to work, excavate, play with the dancers, and then things began
to emerge. you may have a plan that this is what i want to create. here are the ideas i want to play with, but then, you go into the room, and there maybe some fertile ideas that are becoming manifest that are more interesting than the idea you had initially set out to plan. so there has to be this openness for spontaneity. also, a sense that regardless of the deadline, that you have tons of time so the you can keep your creativity alive and not cut it off and just go into old habits. it is a lot like listening. really listening to watch what is going to emerge. i like this thing where you put your foot on his back. let's keep it. were your mind is is how you build your life. if you put it in steel or in failure, it works. that works.
it is a commitment. for most artists, it is a vacation and a life that they have committed themselves to. there is this notion that artists continue to do their work because of some kind of the external financial support. if that was taken away, artists would still do their art. it is not like there is a prerequisite for these things to happen or i will not do it. how could that be? it is the relationship that you have committed to. it is the vocation. no matter how difficult it gets, you are going to need to produce your art. whether it is a large scale or very small scale. the need to create is going to happen, and you are going to have to fulfill it because that is your life.
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people think it is only for those that play basketball or swim. >> i have been coming to the pool for a long time now. it is nice, they are sweet. >> in the aquatics center, they are very committed to combining for people in san francisco. and also ensuring that they have public safety. >> there are a lot of different personalities that come through here and it makes it very exciting all the time. they, their family or teach their kids have a swim. >> of the gem is fantastic, there is an incredible program
going on there, both of my girls have learned to swim there. it is a fantastic place, check it out. it is an incredible indication of what bonn dollars can do with our hearts and facilities. it is as good as anything you will find out why mca. parents come from all over. >> there are not too many pools that are still around, and this is one-stop shopping for kids. you can bring your kid here and have a cool summer. >> if you want to see some of the youth and young men throughout san francisco play some great pickup games, come wednesday night for midnight basketball. on saturdays, we have a senior
lyons dance that has a great time getting exercise and a movement. we have all the music going, the generally have a good time. whether it is awkward camp or junior guard. >> from more information, visit he is >> can we all rise please for the pledge of allegiance. of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all