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hospitals and most airports. i hope the urgency will give you some sense of how the industry is expanding and we need to act rapidly if this is passed today, we will be cooperating with chicago and new york to make sure we're working with the national orchestras is from the american cancer society and the america heart association and the smokers rights at the national level. i thank the tobacco coalition and karen and bob who are here and many others for their leadership but especially the young people are that are organizing to raise their voices to pass those important policies. with that would the doctor like
to give the public prospective >> good afternoon. i want to thank the board of supervisors for role the leadership they've stone shown over the decades on this issue of tobacco produces. 195040 percent of people smoked sects and by 1990 down to 40 powers we now have 12.9 percent in san francisco that have been smoking that's a terrific accomplishment and we want to preserve that accomplishment and that's the social norms around making smoking unacceptable. smoking e cigarettes is a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes this is the harm
reduction argument. another argument smoking e cigarettes may help people to stop smoking cigarettes here's what they're saying therefore we should continue to allow anyone to smoke cigarettes anywhere and we don't want to do that. right now people can go ahead and smoke cigarettes anywhere that will reduce the smoking norms we've achieved. we don't know wyoming want to provide free e cigarette attorneys to our children and obviously not promote nicotine addiction. everyone is behind feel and thank you for your continued leadership in this area >> thank you very much. colleagues, i strongly urge your
support and i and ask you to think about the explosion of a new industry that's trying to hook a new generation of smokers on a harmful product as well. i want to thank my staff victor and derrick smith and gary from the public health department thank you for your work. with that i'll urge our strong support for this measure >> supervisor mar i want to mention it is not legal to smoke a city in city hall and supervisor mar was smoking an e cigarette and within a few minutes we'll also not be allowed morgan anyone to make it clear. if there's no additional discussion - excuse me. supervisor avalos >> i note we have law
enforcement in this room (laughter). >> i was just asked by our clerk to make that clear. with that, colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call? . without objection this ordinance is passed on first reading >> item 23 an ordinance to dissolve the enforcement of marijuana offenses. same house, same call? this ordinance is passed reading from and item 26 and 27 were considered by land use committee on a regular meeting on monday and sent to the board item 26 to amend the third street alcoholic district to allow alcoholic control and type of two winegrowers license >> same house, same call? this ordinance is pass on the first reading. >> this is declaring the intent
of the board to order the portion of certain streets along with the elicits that are in the shipyard and the confidentiality redevelopment plan area and order the additional vacational for various purposes and reserve and setting a hearing date on this motivator of april 14th arrest same house, same call? this resolution is adapted. >> can we have a role call vote on the last one. >> motion to resend the vote and without objection this last vote is resend roll call vote. >> supervisor breed. supervisor campos. no. commissioner chiu.
supervisor cowen. supervisor farrell. supervisor kim. supervisor mar. supervisor tang. supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. supervisor avalos. no. there are 89 eyes and two nos are the resolution is adapted now about go to really call. supervisor breed is the first to introduce new items >> okay. that was quick roll call. today, i'm introducing a comprehensive over hall of the san francisco policies on graffiti. this is a product of months of calculation including the city attorney's office dennis herrera and the directors of mta director reiskin and the director of dpw director
mohammed and 311 center as well as the police department the graffiti advisory board and the san francisco arts commission and san francisco beautiful and local artists. they all joined me at a press convention. i want to thank them all for coming and helping us to craft this legislation. accordingly to the budget and elective analysts it costs the city nearly $20,000 a year not only by property owners. i see the human costs that graffiti considers and i hear from property owners who faithfully paint over graffiti i see that muni riders because the busses are at the yard being cleaned of vandalism.
i've seen the entire budget be spent simply on removing graffiti from the public art. it's important for us as a city to do something about it is a serious problem. instead in developing this legislation i didn't want to follow a path by those who view every crime as a opportunity for yet a harsher punishment but instead we've researched the jurisdiction including new york and san diego to develop a plan that will provide better outcomes for graffiti offenders that there are many pieces of the puzzle. two parts includes administrator fixes and elective fix or so we
estimate over 90 percent of the graffiti in san francisco are from serial offenders. pursueing a criminal tag is really an effective you use of resources but the criminal courts have approved the inappropriate approval for the same tag they've over taxed and the burden of beyond a rose bowl double is hard. civil courts require a preponderance of evidence and recognition that a unique tag is the signature of a specific offender. so our task is to collect and occur rat and employ the
preponderance of the evidence ambassador swelling we'll have the employees particularly at the mta photograph them with the smart phone and submit those to the police department and 311 ledger city resources. customize 311s trespasser to streamline the defense and give the police department with the took him of material, etc. all identified. create a defined cost structure for abatement so reporting employees don't have to make specific estimates for the damage this will be integrated into our 311 system that makes the process way more fiscal. chief suhr has agreed to add
analysis and additional staff in order to comical and appear in court when those operator offenses are bothering brought forgot. we'll work with the city attorney's office against the offenders those can be for community service. all this work is administration not elective and all of it is underway. several jurisdictions in southern california are you're going on enforcement system similar to this one. in fact, in east los angeles they saw over the past 4 years their graffiti abatement drop by 55 percent in the first 5 years. if this happens in san francisco we're talking about $11 million
and that's definitely work out focusing on attention on this motivator. secondly, introducing legislation to tile graffiti controls and codify the new procures the legislation i'm introducing today will 99 revise the cities existing graffiti ordinances under the public works code section 13 to be experienced against the perpetrators of the graffiti not just the victim. codify the second thing is codifying the city attorney to pry graffiti on both public and private authority this will give the city attorney's office authority to go after the offendersers. the third thing to ban the spray paint and tagging in any city
park. the fourth thing is to revise the police code to prohibit anyone from casing spray paint on muni vehicles and lastly my legislation will add a general policy that city departments are collaborate on graffiti reports and seek the avenues. this will only happen if the departments who have been impacted. i want to thank the departments for working hard to get to this point their excited as you all know this is a major problem a $20 million problem. so in short i'm confident the city will be better off as a result of moving forward on this
and i landmark to having a discussion and supervisor farrell has said count me in but i want to mention as a former art director the most frult thing is when their murals get painted over or their criminalized because of people that are tagging buses not all artists are criminals but all artists shouldn't be penalized and they too want to so reform so we're addressing those issues appropriate. i look forward to come back in a year and looking at the hopefully, the huge amount of savings as we save on graffiti abatement. the second item i have is about
the drought. i know we're tired of hearing conversation about the drought but it's an important conversation. i was just in d.c. and had a great opportunity to meet with senator dianne feinstein who talked about what we needed to do on a local level in regards for planning for the future that includes developing new areas for reserve so we're collecting as much water as we can so when we're experiencing a drought we're not nerve about what the future holds for our state. so governor jerry brown issued a state of emergency and hetch hetchy watershed that provides water was at the 40 percent of its normal level and the snow
backing pack was at the 32 percent we've asked customers to involuntarily reduce their water by 10 percent and particularly in san francisco have exceeded dispensations. earlier this month i urged the california legislator to fund 3 projects for san francisco and that resolution passed the board on particular case 11 on one month prior; isn't that right dianne feinstein introduced the california emergency drought act. the act directs the epa to prioritize projects that can immediately provide water to the public 40 with health care problems and for a range of
water supply projects including ground water wells and others conservation technology are the act funds reduce the impact of the drought and could provide funding for the 3 projects so today, i'm interrogating a resolution to pass dianne feinstein act of 2013 and lastly i know this is a bit of a technical thing i'm introducing. it's a resolution to extend a lease with o e w d our one stop job location in the western edition is the place where the residents not only the western edition but people all over san
francisco have used to get assistance in looking for employment opportunities. the loose budget cycle you all supported in one stop which added additional revenue to make sure anonymous was this facility open and available to those who had challenges in seeking employment but they had the capacity to support various layers of folks who needed additional assistance when searching for a job opportunity. and so this is an extension of the lease and the location where they've been quite successful but more importantly we've not gotten the more recently numbers for this location but from personal experience in walking around the community usually people are walking up to me and saying i need a job can you help
me now they're walking up and saying i jot a job because of the one stop i'm working with an organization some people are working in retail starnts and working out in the airport or the building trade all because we're making sure that our job one stop in the western edition has the resources. i want to thank you all for being supportive its truly making a difference. that's all the things i have today the rest i'll submit >> supervisor campos. >> i know i talked about introduction i'm making in reference to the mid-market and stock options but i do want to add one more thing to a separate matter. at the last board meeting i
talked about introducing today a legislation to close the will that in the health care ordinance. at the request of the city attorney's office their drafting the final details we'll not be introducing that today, i just wanted to note that >> thank you supervisor campos. president chiu >> thank you, colleagues. i have to items for today first, i'm introducing legislation to reform the district work force program. you may remember last year the city reviewed our work force programs because no one could tell us how much money we were spending. our city spends close to $70 million for the work group program and we continue to have the oversight of the system.
currently, the individual departments set the programs and there's no citywide assessment of who needs the work force program and no analysis of the systems. with no standardized data across the departments data are not strategicly used for money. given we're going to spend close to $70 million we need to do better in helping the san franciscans the workers were some san franciscans are doing better there is still a gap between those two struggle. this ordinance was done with the workforce development and other agencies which also compliments other efforts by mayor's office. our ordinance will remove the unworkable system and help with
the initiatives in the 15 or to decide departments. it will create a citywide workforce committee to have a strategic plan and cooperating plans and expenditures and attracting perform measures. this is significant in that that will be the first plan ordinance it will escalate the nonprofit providers and increase the quality of their participation in the advisory group. as we work to make sure that all san franciscans can participate we want to make sure we're investor our dollars wisely it will create a workforce strategy for the first time. i have a second item colleagues i'll ask you to join me to
prohibit the long-term insurance from charging higher premium rates thank you supervisor kim's and supervisor cowen. recently some major providers of long-term care insurance company a seeking to get the increases based on gender that shifts a greater than burden. from charring woman higher premiums it's classified as disability insurance and therefrom not bound by the law. this leads to lost benefits and savings and almost 70 percent of women over the angel of '75 are witnessed or divorces and the rates could rise as much as 40 percent.
i do hope you'll be able to join against gender discrepancy. straighten up and fly right >> supervisor cowen >> madam clerk i have to items first, i have a memoriam. i have with me supervisor wiener and supervisor chiu that are honoring the life of ron smith. i'd like to make a motion that we close the board meeting out in the memory of ron smith who passed awe last time he was a senior vice chair of the central california where he coordinated grassroots activities with the hospital and worked closely with the community leaders and throughout california for the
last 28 years. i personally have come to know ron in the past years as much of my colleagues have. he will be missed he was a joyful smiley man who we're a bow toy. i consider ron to be a dear friend and he will be sorely missed. the second item i'd like to introduce is the hearing requester inform the transbay loop. this project is extremely important for sfmta to serve the growing neighborhood of the mission bay and essential part of the central subway alignment mta is getting ready to finalize their construction for the loop it will be done in june 2014 and
i'm calling for a hearing request to get an update it will begin at the end of the 2014 and be completed at the end of 2016. madam clerk the rest i'll submit >> thank you supervisor cowen. supervisor farrell >> thank you, madam clerk. i want to thank you for your work so colleagues i'm introducing a motion that will require all the legislation we've introduced here at the board of supervisors to be uploaded to the web and be consistent with the recent passed our clerk's office is one of the best and i've been posting our information. this motion simply directions them to add the additional
information this is better to opening up our information to our public so they can interact with us. this motion will make our its legislation easy to use for outdoors who want to use the modern formats and tools. this policy mysteries what our itself congress has already done in washington, d.c. promoted by people speaker john boehner and they've requested professional data on line so constituents can comment on bills and let their voices be heard and let the information funnel back to the congressional delegation i'm
hoped to continue this we'll continue to have the third party developers we might develop it in house as well as the clerk's office where the san francisco residents can comment on legislation we introduce and continue to promote civic engagement in our legislation process. i'm proud to have worked with the sunlight coalition and the nonprofit leaders and within government that advocate for more government transparency our we work with those organizations as well as the clerk's office again, i want to thank our city clerk and willingness to work that on this legislation to come to the final product introduced today. posting the city's legislation in those more than that data formats will allow the third
party people to promote civic engagement. i hope we all utilize those tools on policies we plan to put for the record and breed civic engagement on the process. we talk a lot in city hall not only be representative of our constituent but seek new ways to engage the residents through this motion we can do that and we will be the first city in the united states to enhance the information that will work better for them. i want to thank everyone all the people i mentioned as well as jess who put a great effort from my office the rest i'll submit >> thank you supervisor farrell. it's the good work the staff
that deserves this praise >> supervisor kim. >> i want to submit a hearing request. on elevators in our single room occupancy hotels for you who are not familiar their multiple housing building that house multiple folks in one room and share restroom facilities. as of 2009 that are over 5 hundred residential hotels and 1923 units with 8 thousand or more seniors living in those s r o they're in the tenderloin and sprirnld throughout chinatown and the mission. most of the unit were built in the 20th century