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my understanding is i haven't seen the legislation but it was briefly subscribed that probability accommodates what we were getting at but the earliest will be tomorrow morning and get back to robin assuming those changes were made 10 telephone graft hill dwellers will not and a have at about objection >> for clarification you wanted to know about the clarification. >> to have a quorum i suggested the term public forum prior to submission to the board where the decision making department public works or planning will have a representative who's working on the project listens
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eileen to pmdz. >> thank you very much. i'd like to direct it to the city attorney. mr. weber you're going to get our question swrz >> from the sfoofs i'll bring up the amendments but the nose provision adams the tenants e attendance within 3 hundred feet of the plaza will receive notification and all the neighborhood organizations that want to get the notification to be on the alloys low receive notice for the city plaza that is under the real estate jurisdiction there's a new requirement they need to throwing an additional notification process to announce the public forum for the proposal so i think that's a way
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to respond with the request to include the provisions amongst others. >> thank you very much. thank you. next speaker. and i have 3 more cards (calling names) sorry you have a public comment, sir. okay. were you - >> oh, okay. great. >> good afternoon 3 agenda items for me to speak on. in regards to the plaza program i think the mayor's office woechltd or entertaining the many questions i had with the coalition of san francisco neighborhoods. i have very much appreciated the change in notification requirements through going there
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to process of the planning department i'm not sure if part of the vesting would include something like a preoperative notification or this is a part of the planning process that would help the neighborhoods get together with the nonprofit stewards. so that's all i have to say thank you very much >> thank you very much. >> next speaker >> supervisor dennis. thank you so much for holding the hearing i want to particularly thank robin and ken for the responsive way they've dealt with public concerns. the most important thing when this legislative camped it can have read city plazas would have houses for profit making businesses like formula retailer
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businesses and that was the probability the most major concern that people had when this legislation came forward and by providing those plaza accept the extraordinarily circumstances to be zoned as open space they have a zero type limits on what can happen and on the street plaza that was never an ability to build the structures they would have been prohibited, and, secondly, was a big concern about the programs in some of the cities public assess has been restricted up to 10 months a year in new york and this has been written there's 8 events a year to close to free access to the public so over 3
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hundred and involving days a year the public will have unfettered access which is a concern for public land and the restrictions of the 8 days and set up and clean up time would have to be spread throughout the year that makes it even better in terms of public access. lastly there's concern about an ambiguities in the charter we could have one the rec and park land and ken and robin have amended the legislation to make it very clear this doesn't apply to rec and park department so all in all the improvements elective is very major and really improve it greatly >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker,
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please >> hi i'm james i represent the festival i want to say i agree with robin it would be great to have more events in public spaces and the amount of the process makes it difficult to use the for events because a lot of vice presidents are involved this will help to coordinate this in the underutilized in more vibrant neighborhoods so thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker. . >> good evening supervisors and thank you, ken and robin for putting this together i'm lynn the executive director for the concert series the pay any attention mission so 0 activate
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public spaces i've been producing about 3 thousand live public events all open to the public all free. i can flu at the beginning of my career i'll be walker away a crying because the process was so hard base of all the different agencies involved. so i've activate spaces including trans american pyramid park and jane warren plaza. i urge you to approve that this plan because this program is needed to you run and manage the new or old open spaces that are small we're not talking about big parks but small open spaces in san francisco. i live across the streets from the new placing a small public
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space that niece actuation because it's new. it cuts down the permit process and it kits down the process for community groups and other kwafrts to present events and more events will be put down on if the process is simplified >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i'm the streets and skriept process for the improvement district and speaking on behalf of the this go legislation i have had two meetings so we're happy to be here. i'm not going to speak on specification i wanted to give a shout out to robin they've been especially to work with in creating a vibrant san francisco through the vibrant public
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spares this is an enabling legislation reducing barriers for liveable vibrant public is that a we need this obviously, we have plaza within our jurisdiction but it's great for the city in terms of a gateway to san francisco and creating a prospective as a clean and safe and attractive discount area that's our focus where it's vibrant there are sociology and health benefits and shouldn't be lost in the benefits of the public spaces. and as we can plaza is in need of basically, it is not working or functioning well, we're looking at legislation that
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creates plazas that are underutilized to well-used for san franciscans and visitors. so we hope you support this legislation we appreciate our time as well >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors i'm steve with the san francisco parks alliance we're you're going you go u you to support this legislation that helps to streamline the process for plazas we're currently partnering with the city with our pavement to parks and very excited to have this additional space for perm or permanent spots. there's a strong need to the 40 in the city more housing created and along with that the need for
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new gathering places and there's also a need to repurpose much of the extra land area that's in dpw or center street right of ways that can be used to creates new spaces. the plazas program and the street parks and our pavement to parks helps to get people engaged it's got great outreach for the community design and implementation of the spots along with the stewardship and we have over one hundred and 40 street parks throughout the city and see that growing as the strong demand to sign up for new spaces. thank you, very much for your
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consideration >> mr. star. >> good evening aaron star planning department staffer i'll make my comments brief you've heard this on may 1st and voted to adapt it. i will take questions i'll leave it at that >> thank you. >> afternoon supervisors this is the main reason i came here robin invited the action for the last two months. very impressed even with the original proposal and now the new changes in proposal. we're very impressed because housing the population is increasing we definitely need
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open space it has a huge impact with the people on disabled it's better for health and socializing and getting us out the housing a fantastic idea which robin did this years ago but i know she was busy building bikes instead this is fantastic and i really highly recommend for you to move this forward and recommend this to the full board 53 and have it passed we highly, highly recommend this. thank you very much. >> thank you. is is there any additional public comment on those items. seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor cowen >> thank you very much. i'm glad to hear that people who didn't like the original version of the legislation is now pleased with that, i want to be clear i didn't ask the planning
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department or any department heads to speak during public comment but i'll offer since we have staff here if there's any last minutes comments. okay. seeing none. so mr. chair how are you i think we should entertain a motion to move forward after supervisor kim's comments >> mayor ed lee and deliberation and premeditation of the minutes. >> happy to move the amendments forward. >> we'll take that without objection. >> thank you and i'll be brief thank you to ken and robin for all your work and also supervisor cowen's office. i know it was a heavy lift and a lot of elements to the piece and glad to see the folks come out not only open the comments but
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the support it's an important part of the legislation. there's a lot of ways this could have begun wrong and we were able to address the issues by particularly ken and robin in particular the ma copy i think hub is important to activate that part of the city. so bring the straight and this will be a tremendous boon to the neighborhood and thank you. again to supervisor cowen >> okay. so supervisor cowen would you like to make a motion >> sure i wanted to make a motion but acknowledge my staff that's been helpful in getting this through and working closely with robin and ken and john you had a piece of the action so
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thank you nick and john updike as well and dpw and rec and park and everyone give you irs a wonderful pat on the back we're going to make a motion to move this for the record or forward with positive recommendations. >> move items 3, 4, 5 and 6 we'll take that without objection. mraild madam clerk, is there any other business. >> no further business. then we are
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