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recommending to change to allow the arcades as described in the upper market mc t and the few minutes ago only applies to the mc t. >> commissioner richards it would be great to separate those before we get into the back and forth and not having the recommendation to apply it to citywide that's all. >> please call the question. >> all right. commissioners on that motion commissioner antonini commissioner hillis excuse me. commissioner johnson. >> commissioner moore. commissioner richards and commissioner president wu so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 5 to zero commissioners that place you on item 11 dimension and controls for
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homeless streetcars >> good afternoon planning staff staff before you today is american people organization amending the distinction for the homeless strerlt the mayor has been working with that introduced by mayor ed lee i want to acknowledge dusty the mr. mayor's of hope that will present after my presentation today san francisco planning code into compliance with the state law shelters meaning without a public hearing as in one zoning district this legislation is a part of the 2014 housing update that will come before you if a few weeks currently, the san francisco planning code didn't include a
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definition for planning code which those are group housing is a hotel use they're not allowed in a zoning district in san francisco therefore in the few cases that homeless shelters are out of planning with the stale the planning code in compliance with the state law regarding homeless shelters it creates a definition in based on on new operations it also allows this as a use of right in the zoning district with conditional approvals in some other districts like the group housing zoning controls already existing and exempts homeless shelters from impact
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fee requirements and lastly will apply the good neighbor policy so it helps streamline the review and approval process for future proposals for shelters and staff visit a few shelters and finds the proposals of this ordinance was reflecting their current practices of operation staff supports the proposal to exempt the homeless shelters for bicycle fee requirements the purpose of the shelters to maximum mess their capacity glen eagle golf course the life and safety standards this appliances with the purpose and lose the
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occupancy limit without additional indenting density elements and lastly it defines good neighbor policy those are policies regarding reps with the neighbors and including the security plan for the hours of operation sidewalk maintenance and signage and on site management that concludes my presentation. i'd like to introduce mr. duffey. >> commissioners, thank you for having me here i want to note at 5 o'clock we'll be vice chair our homeless folks that died on the streets program we're talking a life or death situation there are $6,000 plus
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homeless individuals if san francisco 34 hundred living on the street 18 in street programs and jail have no 0 home to be real estate department 20 to 10 years ago when mayor newsom had an effort this followed up open the adaptation by the voters when commissioner antonini and myself are here to support to bring about fundamental change in homelessness in 2005 we had 15 hundred shelter beds now 1145 part of that for the recommendation was a commitment to build 3 thousand new units of housing we realize that shelters plays an important
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role it is about individuals not getting $400 a month but $579 a month it is difficult in the housing market we're not moving people as quicken it is taking 6 to 9 months in the can't cash program to move into permanent housing i want to assure you the mayor i understand to do big intentions starting next year that has an impact on the streets to reentering cash and the shelter remain an important component and my colleague will talk about the people lynn up in the in the first place to get a shelter bed and to fight for people that have shelters and peoples lives will change for the better if someone people
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were banished this requirement that the state has established is very important to see that all parts of san francisco have a role in responding to homelessness we have identified areas that can be established as a right for those programs we have a that drop in family shelter diner 55 people can stay there i watch the kids walk in there they look like my kids they have the backpack i realize when 21 hundred kids in our school districts are homelessness in san francisco i'm encouraged that is an important step we're going to continue to come up council meeting to you we're at a great stage i realize this globalization we're starting to see for the first place
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technology companies macro big investment sales force was the big player but google invested $2 million to have a rapid residence program to help homeless families 5 hundred thoughts for the handout program which is crowned funding i want to acknowledge supervisor breed we had many homes units we've moved 43 families into the unit and supervisor breed and supervisor cohen are welcoming those formally homeless families and getting the donation for future thirty percent reduction in san francisco and we opened up with the planning staff the one hundred and thirty homeless veterans already 36 have moefld of moved in i'm here to with
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give you hope there recent faith council and other people that had to leave was a of the length of this meeting with our support we send a message that all of the san francisco, california respond to the homeless facilities to making apple missing our public housing and making cash work strong and take advantage that private funding is going to help i want to acknowledge our great colleague greg he oversees the homeless shelter i hope you all know that individuals that want to access a 90 daybed they have to call 311 people used to have to be staying in line.
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>> we'll opening it up for public comment if i call our name please come forward when your name is called line up on the screen side of the room the first speaker can come to the podium. >> good afternoon. my name is a reverend dr. karen the senior passport of the you recall memorial church i'm in support of the definition of controls for homeless shelters you can't mall and curtis and yolanda and james and dominique and ramona and charles a small number of the glide members who have been or are still homeless that i'm here to remind i behind the rhetoric is human beings someone's fathered and mom san
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franciscans can for whatever reason call our city streets their home as the largest shelter in the city we experience heartache to turn people away it's hard to turn someone out into the dark into the cold into the rain as all we can do we'll see them in the morning housing is a basic need we all require in order to thrive as long as we limit the city's ability to have shelter we limit the opportunity for people to have a better life we're willing to embrace our neighbors even the ones who the rest of the world render invisibly this is one way or another what happened when we give our resources we all are
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enriched we can do this in words of st. francis start by doing what's necessary then what's possible and suddenly you're doing the impossible let those words guide us a as and meet the needs of of our brothers and sisters please support those rules for emergency shelters thank you. >> next speaker >> good afternoon commission i'm dale seymour i am with the local coordinated board and with the shelters organization we assist homeless veterans i actually spent 18 years in and out of those shelters i've been in every shelter i have a little
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dog in the race i want you to know that as san franciscans as residents of the city of st. francis we don't have an option to housing our folks i as a local homeless he violated represent 65 hundred folks we don't have an opening statements an obligation it's cold out there and wet we find out it is really wet out there my and my intimate relationship with the concrete our folks look like you right now on golden gate are sleeping on wet concrete is this san francisco we need to step up to the plate and insure this legislation is passed we don't have on option for it not to pass could you
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don't know i don't care about this and that this is san francisco and we don't do it like that here we take care of our folks we're in a great city you can buy a watch $1.7 million for folks living on concrete is there something wrong with that i think so let's help san franciscans i'm sure you. thank you for your time (clapping.) >> next speaker. >> i'll call for names (calling names). >> good afternoon, commissioners my name is angela brown an associate pasture we help with
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meals and health care and childcare and housing service including shelter reservations we're the largest in san francisco which means people line up everyday to get a shelter bed or are turned away 7 thousand 4 hundred and 37 total shelter reservations were made in 2013 ranging from one, 3 and thirty night reservations the wait list for a 90 days shelter pains in our lobby and as of today had over 6 hundred names on it each night people are sleeping in the doors san francisco, california do better we need affordable housing and places for people to sleep it's a moral obligation we're all
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responsible for our community challenges and guides has always good for dignity acceptance and love for all if accident community please support in legislation and thank you for your attention. >> thank you good afternoon, commissioners thank you for holding this hearing i'm beginning listen from the united council as long as mother brown's dinger room we provide homeless service to the southeast section of san francisco which is really off the pathway we're not in the tenderloin or south of market we have a small community but a large number of homeless people ours is a drop in center people stay from 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. in the morning without any beds their sleeping
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or sitting in chairs all night long i came up with the great idea to put bedsflexia to our facility it was a vacate warehouse i've been beat up because i'm trying to get homeless people in where they can lie down to sleep their legs are swollen two or three times what is normal they're going to san francisco general hospital it could be alleviated if they could be laying down at night this will help the next neighborhood like bayview hunters point san francisco has a housing problem we run hope house and we have
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interconnections programs 4 formally homeless people can get a shared unit permanent housing for regular homeless people we only have 70 beds he and over 15 hundred homeless people they come to our dinging room the whole building is full at night with this legislation it is before you, you do know how easy it is i want to invite you ought to mother brown's you can see and americans and san franciscans are actual knowledge it's not a pleasant site i urge you to support in legislation it is very important to our community and very important to the people that are here thank you. >> (clapping.) thank you. is there any additional public comment susan
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come up. >> hi, i'm chris at the fairchild the executive director of north beach for the last ten years i'm here to support the legislation for 3rd district ems housing is an issue if san francisco if you're homeless and go inside and are how's your not homeless anymore that's that that simple as we looked at our map to put shelter there are opportunities in 3rd district as and i went 80 up the district the other day they're not going to be coming from all over they're there portland square there's a great need i've gotten people off the streets and the
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wafer and embarcadero there they're there are and that's not going away it's all over i see a huge need we've gotten 3 hundred people into housing a e and that impacts unus on washington square i hope you support the protective and is there any additional public comment. >> hi my name is susan rebecca i'm going to reader from is prepared statement i work to youth alliance we i did u uses to run a facility in the hate ashbury until we lost the lease because of the neighborhood resistance from the homeless we cannot secure another location in the hate ashbury so for the past year we've permitted health and human certifies as a mobile
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program with the support compliance with the state law we've seen first hand how to get the homeless services there are homeless people if every neighborhood of the city whether or not the services exist they can't travel around the city to get a meal they end up on the streets disconnected tonight is the homeless having anyal for people that have died in the city for the consequence of being homeless there are people on the clients list we heard there's a fifth a 19-year-old he was really hard to engage but we were making under roads shortly thereafter, we stopped seeing him he used to come everyday to eat and shower and use the
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bathroom and talk with someone today, this morning we found out he died modern 6 blocks this young man died a profit preventive - that's what happens every neighborhood that has a hopeless population they need to serve the population it is common places and just being human thank you. >> (clapping.) thank you. >> good afternoon commissioners i'm actually here for another item since i've been listening i
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haven't read the whole legislation but hope there will be a provision for neighborhood notification in the cases of whatever proomz programs are being suggested for a neighborhood because i think it is better when the whole neighborhood knows what bhapz and people not knowing so my name is is a janet i live on minnesota street in 9 dog patch. >> thank you. is there any additional public comment okay seeing none, public comment is closed i want to strongly support this legislation it looks at though as staff suggested that shelters can go into areas where group housing i'll courage us in derailing protective look like expand it
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is loud not north part of the city why group housing is not not southern part of the city but support of the legislation as property today. >> commissioner moore. >> i support 2 mr. sharp particularly in the light of the last few works it's hard to verbalize people have been murdered to where we sit on bush and montgomery and i think we're taking up all of suddenly something is happening nobody would very expected a reaction to that by the numbers are staggering and we're not complying with the government vote i want to ask former supervisor dusty how come we have waited so long.
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>> i'm glad i asked it i wanted to say your planning staff person didn't view this an words on paper but saw facilities she visited a shelter and seen supportive housing it was just in the work plan of the platt planning department that was difficult with the planning department was small and the city was trevend activist it was not a high priority i think originally i had a conversation with marie rogers and it just ripped my heart to see people be so angry about helping people that have glutin up in the neighborhood it is their neighborhood the ones that are speaking out the loudest are saying we don't want the element in the neighborhood it has a lot to do with the department and
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emry rogers sthaird shared and we've been interested to everyone understand i appreciate someone you coming up saying they want to be advised the best programs are those planned that the neighborhood we do that in the castro when we opened up market street having support housing so we welcome it opportunity it was a workload issue and once we became aware of it the department was engaged they've done a wonderful job and we have folks that felt replaced and presenter their plan. >> i want to add a quick comment about 250 kearny street for at least 10 years i worked on bush street a nice high-rise building between bush and
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montgomery the particular building in question used to be one of the feedback negative places in the entire district at least in the financial district a narrow definition of financial district i walk by there and all of a sudden this particular building as present to the outside is a lovely modern clean, white entrance with carpet behalf carpet leading. >> i didn't know that was up there but it's a major improvement something positive going on pardon me it the occupied right now and all the negative things that used to be ethics commission to the flee bag hotel have invisibly if this is the one case study i want the rest of the poub public to pay attention to buildings troment
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overlook >> and the president set the goal of ending chronic veterans homelessness by the end of 42015 and 2016 the federal government provides us with vouchers we were able to work with sam who did the rooms but 8 other entities bit against us a technology company and they were offering as much as 25 percent it was a very expensive environmentalist one of the reasons we are aggressive in 85 up building those vouchers are used by section 8 to rent an apartment some of the people's working in the seething were ready to make the payment so i
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appreciate it i welcome if my of the commissioners want to see the new building we've opened the machinery it is beautiful for 24 new young people if people could see what those facilities are like they might not as fearful as having them in the neighborhood. >> commissioner antonini. >> yeah. i agree with the other commissioners that is good legislation and it does make us connecticut compliant with stating state law it changes the provision of having more homeless shelters and as was appointment open space car and bike parking and impact fee requirements it only makes sense in our staff report it said at least as of now those figures there were 73 homeless of which
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42 hundred are unsheltered i guess my question for former supervisor duh new we've heard there's a resistance for people going to shelters because they fear for their safety or conditions do we have something in the legislation or our city policies to properly police those shelter so that people are not at risk from other people in the shelter and there's an area that people will want to go to. >> he appreciate it the 3 parts in doing this job for 3 years it's meant that people don't want services shelters were difficult for people if you're a male and female partner you can't stay together and dog that's more important having that dog put in another area of the shelter is not

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