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discussions by state governor jerry brown have appropriated money for the legal services who are part of the rocket docket, however, those if i understand will be $3 million statewide and we anticipate only a small fraction will be sent to the san francisco bay area. we acknowledge that attorney general harris has a private foundation asked them to provide legal services we've hoping for something but we've been informed they'll not been able to provide the need resources to address this crisis. we also note that as we at this board and the mayor in san francisco consider this proposal that we are working with a coalition in alameda county
we've been asking that government in alamed to step forward with funding so not only san francisco addressing the needs of the kid. you know, a lot of people have asked why is it this is important? and i just want to note a couple of points one that under international law and under u.s. immigration law many of those kids would actually qualify as refuges and many have cases to be protected that i immigration law in the united states. the problem is those protections could not be afforded unless the person has representation there was a study by the immigration project unrepresented immigrant juveniles were facing
deportation 9 out of 10 cases but when the juvenile had legal representation in almost half of the cases when there was an attorney present that case was actually successful so having legal representation does matter. i'll end with the final statement that was provided by a research in the area of immigration law professor mr. taylor we must choose carefully how we treat a stranger among us your choice as serious implementation for the strarg and also ourselves how we choose to deal with the crisis has serious implementation for those children and serious implementation for who and what
we are as a country. i believe we in san francisco should set the example for insuring that a minimum those kids are accorded the legal rights that our constitution and international law provide them the rest i'll submit >> thank you supervisor campos. >> president chiu. >> thank you colleagues first of all, i have two difficult memoriams here today. first, i move we adjourn this afternoons meeting 34 memory of mary ash son she was a resident in our city in burrow heights and traevenlg she was a victim of a domestic homicide. this year we know there are several deaths being investigated that are likely related to domestic violence and we know that every tragedy is one, too many for our city.
mary was well liked in her committee and represented by her committee she was a zoo i thought a fan of the giants and 49ers. her friends have told you she was an and we'll happy and wonderful person. she will be missed and was we memorialize mary it's continue to resolve to work on together to even more domestic violence tragedies in our city. today, i also want to recognize the passing of zach watson. zach pass away at san francisco general hospital on august 16th after that being hit in a traffic collision he was 29 years old he was an
extraordinary home chief and a beloved son and brother of many. he approached his life with curiosity and his mind was an encyclopedia and his friends celebrated his life with a gathering at the exploratorium and his friends set up a donor account with the swing dance association. i said there's a fellowship being named in his honor. one story in the spring of 2012 he donated his skills about traffic collisions to our city.
the data he put together gave the san francisco the mta to identify the dangers intersection in our city those are instrumental in our safety projects and vision zero. the information zach provided usually took two years sent back to agencies and zach did the work in two hours and never asked for recognize it's a tragedy to lose his life in the result of a traffic collision i want to offer our condolences to his family and his mom is in the room your son will be dealer missed. on a policy matter colleagues in the spring i'm sure you're aware of i asked for regulation of
rentals addressing online platforms such as many and my proposal was crafted to deal with the policy during our affordability criticizing crisis under our proposal city government will enforce our city laws to insure are landlords use the rentals for bed-and-breakfast will not be allowed to engage in bad activity. on the other hand we've heard from thousands of as follows struggling to make the rent and mortuaries the seniors and working families i workers traveling for their job it will allow any permanent resident to
gave me in limit shared actually, if they pay full taxed and abide by the rules we've received feedback from literally thousands of san franciscans. i want to take a moment and thank the planning department for they're significant consideration on our legislation as well they're good suggestions. during the protective recess the planning commission heard our measure and supported our proposal with recommended changes i'm introducing the amendments captured by the public feedback in 4 categories first our substitute legislation to provide structures that enforce the investment the two agencies into one agency moving the responsibility to the planning department and increasing the penalties for the violations and requiring the
issuance of register numbers for anyone to accompany the residents to include the registration numbers, and, secondly, our substitute legislation for the first time will capture the single-family homes it will require those to register with the city. third our substitute legislation includes amendments to reenforce and protect affordable housing with the emptied for participation in this actually particularly will i for below b m r units as well as single occupancy units and we will deny the permission to unit that have outstanding housing or planning
code violations including nos of violation and nos to secure to access and deist. we want to ask the land use committee to hear it on september 15th i hope that i know if you have questions that we'll be able to have the public dialog and look forward to moving this through did process. last item i want to let you know about our new right to civil council program for that immigrants facing deportation. colleagues you may remember in 2012 this board of supervisors passed our right to civil counselinging the individuals having legal support. just as individuals are a have a constitutional right. as we passed our ordinance we
have a tenant right to - we found that a hundred thousand dollars leveraged pro bono services to provide representation for over a thousand tenants. back in 2012 our coalition said we intended in the second phase for the immigrants during the normal budget process i asked our budget committee to include an ad back to expand our right to council program i want to thank you for national anthem supporting in this this year's budget after a competitive rfp we expect to train up to 4 hundred attorneys to provide pro bono representation for
immigrants particularly for unaccompanied children from central america we have had a long track record into legal dollars of representation in order we're hopeful that one hundred thousand dollars can stretch for the pro bono services every year. a few thoughts. first, we need to work together to meet the needs of unoccupied children and other immigrants rather than working on competing effort we share the same goal of helping those children and want to figure out how and our st. francis can help. mayor lee's administration has tasked the department to respond to the specific needs of those young people to assist with legal assistance and language services.
i want to appreciate their efforts we've worked were our attorney who is stepped up and as previously mention this past week at the request of the state leaders our state protective passed sb 1476 that increased the funds to nonprofits to help with the legal needs. with that, i look forward to the conversation we will have to insure that san francisco remains a sanctiony for folks around the world the rest i'll submit >> thank you supervisor cowen. >> hello folks at home. two perspective matters i'd like to discuss first, i'm introducing to declare september fabricate mortal month in san francisco. every year over 24 you thousand
infants die? united states and in san francisco it's nearly 16 hundred the infant mortality rate is 17.2 for african-american. in contrast its 4.3 for levitating families and life birth among caucuses it's a huge disparity for the mortality rate. the african-american infants are dying at >> you can ask the folks to limit their codifies. >> yeah. thanks. this means the african-american infants are dying at 3 times the rate of other infants there are an equality in black women's equality the team of experts looking at causes and solutions
to those extraordinarily high disparities some of the causes go further than poverty they include social economics and stress as well as culture and environmental conditions the first step to bring awareness that's why i'm declaring september the infant mortality month inside of san francisco. the second piece of legislation is an introduction for the resolution to accept a population state grant in the amount of $16,000 to reduce the recidivism in san francisco we look for methods to change i think about violence as a departmental or neighborhood specific issue and we begin to come up with solutions as if we were solving a public health issue then we as a city i
largely as a community will be healthier and continue to be the great city that san francisco strives to be. to date there's been one hundred and 4 shootings 25 homicides and 20 of those homicides were committed with a gun we can't say we're a successful city until there's zero shootings and homicides we've come a long way since 2007 and 8 when those numbers were more than 3 times larger the homicide rate was larger in 2007 and 8 we can do more to continue to strive to keep our citizens safe. this grant to be given out to the community-based organizations low help us to continue the collaboration to end violence in our city. thank you madam clerk and mr.
president, the rest i'll submit >> thank you commissioner rosales. supervisor farrell. thank you supervisor farrell. supervisor kim. >> thank you actually i've prepared a memoriam for that mr. zach so i'd like to add my name to the memoriam it occurred on the browned line of 6 and to convey my condolences do the friends and families i know that sunny had invested the hospital several times and knew zach well. many of us saw zach's work in chambers he did the map visible listing the shelter bus program from san francisco to silicon valley its been in chambers and it's critically sadie will not be with us he was gifted and wonderful from the words i've heard from the friends.
i also want to submit a memoriam on behalf of another child two years old that was hit-and-run on mission street between fourth and fifth near the authority on august 15th. the friday evening after seeing a movie with her family it was an unfortunate hit and run i might have seen the photo showcasing a car. just continue to be committed 0 our work while those two cases are not the usual fatalities we hear about in san francisco it continues to, you know, demonstrate the policy and work we have in place to make sure we are pretending those deaths here in san francisco.
the rest i'll submit >> thank you supervisor kim. supervisor mar >> submit. >> thank you supervisor mar. mr. president, seeing no other names it concludes general business >> why not go to general public comment. >> to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission except agenda items. with respect to agenda item items,. dick our remarks to the board as a whole and speakers using translation assistance if you want a document to be shown on the overhead projector please remove our docket >> thank you first speaker. >> august 31st. i attended two days the "x" to
great day today, i meet a thousand boys and girls and also coming up on thursday 6:00 p.m. chinatown it an open barbecue we invite the chief of police and this coming saturday and sunday also two day event the chinatown will meet the moon festival so it's to days >> yes. >> honorable president chiu and honorable members of the board of supervisors. my name is rubin i'm a city and county retiree. who was employed and assessors office i'm a mental health
consumer that participants in the programs. first off president chiu i'd like to add to our remarks earlier and that the deaf dump and blind kids play a man and woman pinball. it's my unfortunate duty to bring to the attendance of this board an incident that occurred to a facility it was a facility where my stepmom lives of $7,000 per month. what had occurred i went to visit my stepmom and who was before my daughters birthday i took a card to her already and the and stamped.
upon that entering the facility as i was near the elevators i took out my cell phone and about to begin to make a phone call when the employee stopped me. unfortunately for me upon attempting to exit the facility any cell phone went off as i was stepping off the elevator to be continued thank you, very much. >> mr. goodman you have 20 seconds left. >> my cell phone is 4155595796 and tomorrow i will be reporting to the human rights commission. >> good afternoon, supervisors and madam clerk. >> i'm taking this opportunity to present a matter that warrants your attendance is saddens me we hear about reports
surrounding the ab dungs deduction of children students obey straight from their dorm and schools and snefrz sufficiently from dementia that wonders off technology is available of what i just presented you to in the term of radio frequency by placing an r f d tags we occurred the displacement of loved ones we can start by 345u7bd the children by wearing a bright shirt the school name on the back along with an r f i d tag sown into an area of the shirt and staff members should be required to wear a shirt on
jackets displaying their photo identification if a child is separate from a group he or she can be located by a tracking dies and all schools should be required to have on file a 5 by 7 photo of the entire student body for the purpose of the law enforcement and other child advocacy organization located missing children all students should be issued a see through back balk. the greatest asset in my communities are the people and it's our civic responsibility to take this action when it permanence to the well fair and safety of our men and women and
children >> thank you. next speaker. and good afternoon john of san francisco. a little satire here. take the business and leave the driving to them. down the southwest part of the country some people may try to bring their horses on the bus have you had a horse on our toes i have had a wheelchair with a 3 hundred pound persian in it or had a baby carnival with a live baby in it and it's a one hundred hundred supply of clean diapers and, of course, we must bring a 50 pound backpack with a two weeks supply of clean underwear in case we get lost and, of course, our guide dog to help us find our way back hope
home. walking for more people and - we need seating for people with non-functioning body shopping carts with a year supply of food. i feel sorry for bus drivers that are given an assignment to drive a bus across this crazy town without driving over anybody's toes or over a cat and to be punk well about that i will leave the driving to them if i could get on the bus but the burning question can the infrastructure can the infrastructure of this city handle the growing population. thank you for listening. >> next speaker >> good afternoon, supervisors
i'm pacific mccann i own green works inc. i'm a local owned business at the san francisco flower market since 2001 since 1956 it was operated at sixth street and grand over one hundred vendors operate there in the san francisco flowers association i'm here in widening the effort to save the flower mart we are a coalition of wholesalers and concerned citizens our livelihoods are at risk a san francisco developer publicly traded on the new york stock exchange challenge are in the process of cowering the property with no real legal guarantees for locally operated businesses coming up the space
we will need 26 and a half miles the stakeholders vote to approve this acquisition of the historic south of market prompt september 11th next week we need our help now. for one hundred and 2 years our splirpz and growers work to give the best quality of flowers and prefer the pullers and hearts of san francisco we're one of the two growers markets in the united states responsible for 189 thousand jobs and salaries in wage $5 million per day in total economic impact of business activity create by the flower growers and long time tenant leases expire in one
hundred days they review - refuse to displace us >> thank you. >> my name is jonathan i'm a homeowner i support home sharing and ask the board to permit it's legitimatization with the if i it restrictions as possible our action will insure that san francisco homes and tenant can home share without fear of reprisal by landlord and allow the city to easy collect the millions of dollars of occupancy tax that is rightly due. our short time rental has provided housing for two san francisco tenants they were able to stay with us until the fire
damage was fixed and the money you'll see from home sharing has allowed my wife to devote her time to our autistic son please second speedly thank you. >> next speaker >> first, i'd like to commend the board and mr. rows for taking up the documentation for illegal children but as a former take care i'm not at a loss for words or uncomfortable which i am being a senior i worry about i could find the words to move you i believe that b m bs should be regulated and pay their 14 percent but i beg