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these negative behaviors and i think it's wrong and sets a bad image for kids. baseball kids are role models and children should not be exposed to that kind of behavior so for you to propose this bill -- i very much support this bill thank you for your time. >> thanks very much. next speaker please. >> good afternoon supervisors my name is allen i'm a recent college grad local college grad i'm here to support this ordinance because as other speakers said i support not allowing kids to be exposed to the dangers of smokeless tobacco products when they are young and impressionable from either the players or fellow spectators and historical there may have been a cultural a cultural tradition of certain
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tobacco products and certain sports but i don't think that's the way it was in the past means it has to to be that way now in in the light of the scientific evidence of the harm of tobacco products so i think that tobacco products is not integral to the integrity of sports and this ordinance would help separate those two without detriment so thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> hi there. i'm an internal medicine hospitalist at the john muir medical center and i live in san francisco as was previously mentioned a summary of the research on smokeless tobacco from our own san francisco researchers lends
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strong support to our efforts to ban these products and based on the research the san francisco medical society representing 1600 physicians and physicians in training support to knock tobacco out of the park the proposed legislation will make the game of baseball safer for the kids and safer for the players and safer for the future baseball is our national past time and it's it's to be a healthy sport for all those involved and we know smokeless tobacco substantially increases the risk of oral cancer pancreas cancer and initiation of cigarette smoking among adolescents and we know kids kids idolize baseball players. supervisor farrell's
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legislation will send a clear and powerful message to the youth of our state. thank thank you very much. >> next speaker please. >> hello good afternoon. i'm also a physician at the university of california in san francisco i live in san francisco and i'm training in pediatrics and sfaeg speaking on behalf of all the children out there. the cdc found that 16 percent of -- there's no evidence that smokeless tobacco improves the athletic performance and far exceeds the levels observed in the general population and the last thing i
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wanted to mention this will also ban the use of e cigarettes at the field and that's a public health issue as well and for all of those reasons i respectfully ask for your vote. >> thank you very much next speaker please. >> hi good afternoon i'm with the american lung association in california and the lung association urges you to move forward and the use of tobacco products endangers the health of major league baseball
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players and sets a terrible example for young people who watch baseball at the park or on tv and this use of tobacco products by baseball players is not an accident and something tobacco companies are very aware of and the cdc has said that athletes serve as a model for youth.
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>> thank you very much. are there any other members of the public who wish to comment on this item? all right let's close public comment. >> okay thank you. so colleagues i do have a few technical amendments that we've passed around and thank you for the letters of support and for all of the of the people that came to speak today and i'll say from my perspective i put this item forward because i believe it's good public policy but on a very personal level i'm doing it because i was
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someone who used to use chewing tobacco and i know how hard and awful it was to stop but more than anything else as a parent now of two young sons and one is playing baseball already i don't want the future of our children in san francisco who play baseball to be linked in any way to smokeless tobacco it doesn't have to to be that way and i want to thank you colleagues for hearing this item today and please be mindful we have technical amendments we have to pass before we move forward. >> i just want to thank supervisor farrell and the broad coalition of folks who have been working on this and to your cosponsors supervisor mar supervisor avalos and supervisor tang and one of the things that has been very interesting to me was just learning a little bit about the history in terms of the role that tobacco has had in baseball
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. as an immigrant myself you wonder if it's something that has always been there and in reality that wasn't the case it was something where the tobacco companies made an effort to make this be a part of the sport and i think it's a great initiative and i'll make a motion to accept the technical amendments that have been put forward by supervisor farrell and again i want to thank supervisor farrell for his leadership. >> thank you and let me thank the coalition the department of public health staff the community members that have come today i really appreciate the elimination of this exemption and also the wise inclusion of concluding e-cigarettes and other devices in this law and i think it's
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really well done that it's not just chewing tobacco and smokeless tobacco which my dad used as we played baseball together and i tried a few times but never really got onto it as a first base man and is a pitcher in my baseball days but i'm very happy it's not just smokeless tobacco but looking at other ways to eliminate smoking in stadiums and other places as well and the san francisco tobacco free coalition has been working for many years to create smoke-free places and i know this is an important historical one as we move forward with other places that we can make smoke-free and healthier for everyone and thank you very much supervisor farrell and i'm supportive of the motion on the amendments so -- >> supervisor mar, can i mention one thing real quick and i apologize for interrupting. i want to say a
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special thanks to everyone that came out today to all of the different groups and for all of your work thank you for being out here and you know this work is not only being done here in san francisco but at the state level and it has been a large effort and i want to thank everyone for the hard work and advocacy and then also my office as well thank you colleagues. >> okay. can we accept the amendments without opposition. >> now as amendmented. >> i'd like to make a motion to move this item forward as amended and send as a committee report at the next supervisor's meeting. >> can we do that without objection. >> thank you everyone now mr. evans can we go back to item number 2? >> item number 2 has been called already and we have
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still not yet taken public comment on that item. >> so let's take public comment on this liquor license transfer. >> we understand that the applicant for this item is not here today we're not quite sure why she's not here. she expressed a lot of eagerness about being here we're very supportive of this transfer. this business has been actually serving the a the at a smaller location for many years they have been a great community neighbor and now they have this opportunity to move to mission street and really vitalize one of the store of the store
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fronts and actually move from her current location. so we're very supportive we understand she's not here. we did try to reach her and i know they are frantic ly trying to get their space ready and are really counting on getting this approval as soon as possible so they can proceed with their plan so if there's any way that you guys could consider i know it had gotten a lot of support from our merchants association on the corridor and that's actually helped them in this process because they are limited english speakers and i know there's support from the police department as well and we hope that you will be as well and i'm happy to answer any questions. >> thank you for being here because we probably would have continued the item waiting for the applicant but supervisor
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campos. >> yes, thank you. normally i think you want to hear from the applicant but i think in light of the presentation by supervisor avalos's office i'm happy to move this item forward , actually item yeah item 2 with a positive recommendation. >> thank you we should open up for public comment. is there anyone from the public who would like to speak? seeing none public comment is closed. we'll move forward without objection. thank you. thank you so much francis shay and mr. evans is there any other business before us? >> there's no other business. >> then our meeting is finally adjourned. >> as registered voter in san
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francisco before each election you receive a voter information pamphlet in the mail it has the digest for each local proposition on the ballot how does a context sometimes proposition get semido if i had. >> inning. >> i don't know the specific process. >> it's done by a committee a ballot tim simplification. >> 3 steps the city attorney's office create a working digest
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the ballot committee holds public meats and creates final digest the simplified is published in the guide let's look at how this work after a proposition has been approved the sxhoofz drafts a city digest each digest we prepare has a couple of different saektsz the first is the way it is now provides an overview of the state of the law before the measure goes into effect addressed the second section is the material turn of the measure and finally at the bottom there are two sections one is called a yes vote and no vote means and if prep those we try to tell me the voters if the measure passes are not passed uses the city attorney's office delivered it is to the 5 member committee
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created in 192376 the members are nominated business the leak of women voters two members are appointed by itself may and 2 by the board of supervisors the committee holds public meetings for two weeks before each election arrest you the chairman has the sterilized ability to direct the meeting and lead the discussion. >> there's no politics involved at all because we're all journalist or people that worked with communications that has our goal the free right to communication without agenda or boys or political involvements all. >> before the commission meets each member reviews the digest along with the material. >> we get the protective
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technicalities and the actual yaurgd background and letters from different departments and from the advocates and perpetrate for the meeting sometimes for and 5 days in japs sometimes someone will sigh did you understand it no one understand those bond measures of one hundred and one hundred owe 25 packages down to three or four had found words. >> amendments and the general obligation bond members it is marred to explain what a general obligation bond is. >> wow it gets interesting sometimes. >> we'll talk about it but we talk about it in session we don't talk about it before we get here. >> the committee acceptance the city attorney's draft or edit it. >> the reason we rewrite the city attorney's digest is because it oftentimes in more
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legalize than the voters see understand we're quick to ask questions we don't is this is the way it's going to be we come in as journalist questioning exactly which that is to put out into the digest exactly what the legislation means. >> the committee may hear from drafrt of the digests and they consultant with the committee educational specialist to make sure if meets the requirement to be written as closed those as possible to the eight grade level. >> we say is that really an eight grader words sometimes yes and sometimes grab the addicts and find substitute and it requires the city to maintain all the golden gate park. >> during the editing of the
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digest it's displayed on large monitor. >> there's no mystery of what the public sees. >> they hear outline your discussions they know what we're thinking and after the committee makes the changes the proceedings radio on inform the public for comment. >> poach have a right to voice their opinions in democracy people come before us are dead serious depending on obtain on the side and their passion is strong. >> july 4th with 9 committee there's a lot of airmentd argument pro and con and well, you could take out the voter initiative. >> i want to address someone that was mentioned. >> i take exception to the previous comment. >> 0 hopes 0 provisions thank you. >> after public comment the
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committee discussed all the points in an open session. >> sometimes, we change our draft sometimes, we literally tear our draft apart. >> after the possible changes made the committee takes a final vote to adapt the digest. >> i move we adapt the measure. >> at least 3 members must agree. >> all in favor, say i. >> the public hearsay twenty-four hours hours for the submission of a reconsideration to the department of elections. >> the following week the committee meets publicly to discuss the appeals and take public comment and decided wloovr whether or not to adapt the final digest. >> what we really want is for the voter to think for themselves read what we say and read for themselves and look and make up their own mind we're in their
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corner ready to fight for them and the administrations fight often it didn't matter your obligation is to the voter we want them to be able to look at it and understand it. >> learn marrow missouri bhr the committee at sf election.org before every election find a ballot simplification in the ballot it is rankle 1 english chinese spanish and filipino it is mailed to all voter and can be found at sf election.org
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as a society we've basically failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder
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so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity
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foundation i ran into my friend we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been
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here about a year. >> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and they can do that.
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>> hi, i'm antonio the chief in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient what good is showing you them
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something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook. >> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people
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that are very young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the