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rcement case respect to short-term rental i want to briefly mention the start designation program the historic preservation commission doupts a work plan for us to do research open the potential structures or places in the city that could be landmarked and, of course it must go through a process they're reviewing the process and comes to the board of supervisors for your final approval and recently implemented landmark designations for the ruth goldberg and the swedish-american on market street and soon to have hearing onlookers for the urban forestry of mount last but not least ladies is on university street and japantown the neighborhood has been interested for quite sometime finally finally we went left leg
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or live with our pious of the project with the tracking system the new system we've been working on with dbi replied updating outdated legacy and when it goes live we've allow the public much greater access to the project and what phase and where they can be involved in the process we think this system over time actually ruled in efficiency a lot more data to work with in terms of reporting and once dbi goes live we anticipate in the next three to four months we'll go live with the public disagrees and be able to have the public track the approval of projects but staff and manages track whether the pinch points
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are and where their hung up in the process just get into now the details of the current. >> commissioner tang. >> sorry just before we move think you mentioned a new online appointment system for the short-term rental program can we do something similar for people that want to set up appointments with planning in general. >> we have some appointment that we can set up on line not off the top of my head. >> i just think many say again i don't know if it it curling or currently exists i know when you go to the the countered you have to pull a number and not have the time to wait hours for an appointment and perhaps you started the small project review team maybe a way for people to
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make appointments online with meeting certain criteria and make appointments with the specific ones that don't require the public hearings again we've held the neighborhood workshops with planning and dbi that have been successful we appreciate our staff going out there and appreciate the opportunity not to go downtown if there's an easy way to help people online that would be helpful. >> okay. looking at then case and permit trends i think that is useful to talk about the trends at unprecedented levels to digress the city population is growing at the rate of 10 thousand people a year and has been for the last 5 years but it is even more striking the job growth which appears to be around 90 thousand jobs created in the last 5 years those
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numbers are unprecedented and well, it is the faster growth since the 940s and we anticipate and the city economic itself anticipate those are accelerate over the next three or four years it clearly effects our work in a huge way the numbers as you can see on this chart are the case and volume trends the darker bar is the building permit and the dark err the more implicated projects and the dark line is the actual change in the trespassed what we were anticipating while the change in the growth recite will not increase over the next 3 years we anticipate it will stay at a high-level so this is the top of the gray bars you see
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on this chart what is also happening with respect to the city's growth is it is really accelerated the dpandz on the department or policy work and other work-related to the growth and housing crisis we're deal with a broad range of policies we've not had to deal with as n an intevens way housing affordability is the top on the list and work with the mayor's office of housing task force and their recommends they've come up with we've been involved that policy and regulatory on formula retail and short-term rentals accessory units and the office prop m process is becoming into play and just implemented the recreation and open space element after a 3, 4, 5 four or five progress we're getting much
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more involved in a robust way in dealing with those long-range planning projects on the staffing side related to the volume the case in permit volumes have increased by 40 percent over others past 5 years we've as of respect been to catch in terms of the staffing in the process and time it takes to hire staff but we've capture with most of the trend and in the proposed budget weeping we'll be asking for additional staff not based on the fee we're generating and proposal that requests additional staffing in the long-range or citywide side of the house to deal with the complexities policy issues we're
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being asked to address this chart focuses on the high volume applications the building permit and conditional use and so on and so forth they take much of our time that goes to the review the current backlog of application is 2 hundred and 58 and building permits hundred and 50 those numbers have not grown we've made progress of 10 more, more case rectifies over the last 9 months because of the small projects team and the community exception process and because of the increased staffing another that rate we'll be able to reduce and capture with as many cases coming in the door and significantly be able to reduce the backlog and this chart shows the project through august of the actual reduction in caseload as we move forward i
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want to mention 5 long-range planning initiate we've presented this to the planning and our proposed 5 year work plan and long-range those are the 5 geographic areas in addition to the cross cutting policies like affordable housing and transportation first is over coming the heart of san francisco role the market street corridor and the abutting neighborhood that the core of our city we think that it needs some help at this time we're working closely with the public works on the better market street in the internal revenue phase of that project and in addition to the public improvements to we're working with the tenderloin neighborhood and the tenderloin development strategy we're working on a streetscape plan for the transit
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area that is tremendous growth right now and start a project with a ground part to this part of town and working with the nonprofits and rec and park department and looking to update the market octavia around the van ness and market street corridor to reflect what's going on in this part of town you'll see within a 3 block radius 6 thousand of new units in the next few years the next is the city of neighborhoods obviously the city is known for its extraordinarily neighborhoods we're not proposing to do a wholesale zoning district but focus on areas that are not expected to absorb a lot of new housing and jobs we're working closely with how those
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neighborhoods can be k34068d primarily through the commercial yoerdz our focus is the invest in neighborhoods and neighborhood action plans resulted and where we can i know that engine. >> has worked closely with my staff where we can put strategic investment for new growth in those neighborhoods third major area of the focus over the next 05 years is the seating yaupt of the thank you through market street to the south the 75 percent of the city's growth is expected in this year quadrant of the city and scott wagner the city it is expected to grow hundred and $90,000 jobs on the jobs we've seen half of the growth in 5 years challenges, of course, are how those neighborhoods have integrated into the rest of the
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city making sure the departments reflects the diverse populations we think this will include noted a major rezoning ambassador for the transportation among other items the last two initiatives are longer-term and a little bit more challenging but something we have to get started on the waterfront itself it is obviously central to the city's economic well-being >> liveability and in recent decades the waterfront is from a industrial to one that is piggyback assessable and continuing to evolve of course, sea level rise we now building the city's targeted number we expect that the sea level rise will come to 36
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inches by the end of the century we are work with a number of department to try to take the first steps to address the city's responds to sea level roadways and see that frankly as an opportunity to think differently about our waterfront we think it is different how the waterfront is designed to accommodate for open space and public assess at the same time think about and addressing the real issues of sea level rise and finally the last initiative is about getting more engaged on a regional basis the city's long term environmental vital is regionally that's particular important to work with the neighbors to the east oakland and alameda and northern san mateo county to develop new relationships with elected
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officials and our counterparts if the cities their experiencing triumphs demands on their growth comparison san francisco is 47 square miles and the second densest city and oakland is 65 thousands and the new york is 3 hundred and 40 reconciles in oakland it is essential part of umbrella of the city as i think that in terms of people's living and work choose we have to think in terms of that they don't los angeles county governmental borders it is important to work regionally that concludes my presentation. i'll be happy to answer any questions i'll is on year plan i'm happy to have other discussions and really get our input as we move forward thank you very much. >> colleagues, any questions.
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>> supervisor tang. >> thank you for that presentation and overview i would say that one of the questions i have is really related to kind of the essence of the economy. >> what is it that we do in terms of. instructor: to address that for example, you you know during the bad economic times we laid off a lot of planners or people working dbi a has there been thought how to maintain staffing during the bad times of having a bad backlog. >> one of the things thankful approved in last year's budget a project that allows us to have fund in place of a 2 and a half-year period for a core group of staff that was out of
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looser budget that project funds 16 staff positions and we each year trying to add some to the project to keep staff on board for a longer period of time the other thing shifting staff to easier during the down times in 2008 and 2009 we were able to successfully seek some grant for work especially, if areas like public planning and that sort of thing and staff was working on the effort and can be reassigned i dare is it it noticing not a straight line we'll see the ups and downs the other thing you allowed united states to do last year approve unfunded staff position to cut down the hither time if the funding is
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identified during the fiscal year it allows us to hire more quickly when the fund come in. >> supervisor yee. >> you mentioned in regards to the what-do-you-call-it short-term rentals. >> yes. >> you have some over 2 hundred cases you're looking at people that might be breaking the rules or whatever i'm curious of those cases what are they breaking i am not what are we looking at in terms of enforcement. >> so there's 2 hundred and i think 89 active enforcement cases we've received a complaint complaint based entity there was a complaint illegal activity going on i would say that what
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has been happening the vast majority of the cases are clearly cases no one is living in the apartment or home which is in itself a violation neighborhoods know their situation if someone is living in a unit i am sure the short-term rental requires an onsite for some place to be living in the unit and a vast majority no one is in the unit that's itself preliminary violation. >> and you proved that as the violation what's the penalty. >> there's a- enforcement notification it go out and if the violation is not corrected there were there's a notice of violation sent tout out two-step process and in not corrected a
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fine i don't remember i'm sorry see fwho 2 involving and day i'll get you that information. >> i'll appreciate that. >> supervisor mar. >> thank you, mr. realm regarding the long-range planning instead of calling one part of san francisco the market street area where there's the most complication of wealth and power i like to that of how city represented by many can we be a city of the heart when we're lingus the artists and poets and on my concern it is looked at on the bias side as we think about the heart of san francisco one place and maybe some issues that the city of neighborhoods i wanted to raise that concern of bias and a little bit of that power analysis the way we're getting this framed to us
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i want to say i appreciated working with our staff on the efforts to reform our chain store policies to make them fair for neighborhood character and small businesses with a mixture of businesses we don't end up like a city with industrial strip malls with a lack of character i want to ask a quick question on the consideration of the housing element which we passed at the board 5060 percent of the housing u housing united 60 percent affordable i know as we passed prop k the goal set in the housing balance initiative were measure was set at 33
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percent as a goal i think some view it as pa strong mandate i'm wondering how we're inadequately meeting the housing element i know our regional needs arena suggestions are 60 percent affordable housing how are we doing in meeting those important goals. >> your question is really an important one given the housing situation you're right prop k is a goal of having a citywide balance of roughly 2/3rd's market street and 1/3rd affordable so one of the things we're doing is keeping close tabs on the numbers by the end of this month you'll see a report on the first reporting period of that requirement i think that the other issue is related to how we're achieve a higher percentage of affordable
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and middle-income housing obviously requires more the planning department and process it requires major funding and major resources this is what you'll hear from the mayor's office of housing but it involves a lot of enter departmental agency work and work with the private investment community a couple of the steps eave taken to entice the developers to increase the project by offering project requirement up to 20 percent but those are things we're trying to do but the need is on the finance side of how to get those units other than the marketed before the board the airbnbs and rb o your staff emily rogers
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honed on, on the way to regulate short-term rentals i guess i'm going to reader from the steementd unless we have partnerships with the hosting platforms sharing the dictated and enough data it is almost very, very difficult to enforce i think from our staff they've suggested penalties for hosting platforms that list unregulated unit and better booking data for each short-term rental is critical to having the enforcement mechanism that could potential work i'm wondering if you could respond. >> certainly we've been clear that enforcing this challenging ludicrously is a key issue; right? the champion fundamentally is that a short-term rental unit didn't look any different from any unit one cannot walk both a unit and
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say this is a short-term rental it is how it is occupied and who is living there and so forth we thought it was important from staff level requiring a platform have a registration number that ordinances was you reviewed by the commission last week and felt it was not a practical solution and the ordinance they recommended didn't include that requirement. >> thank you okay. thank you very much director ram and appreciate you being here. >> i know we have the mayor's office of disabilities olsen lee here thank you mr. lee for coming and your hard work and look forward to the conversation today as well. >> before john leaves the room
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i really would like to thank the department of city planning for their collaboration on the mayor's office of disabilities and xhept community development i'll talk about our programs development that's the focus of a lot of what the office has done in terms of creating new resources to address the affordability criticize and under the leadership of john has been a great partner to problem solve and create tools it he has helps us regulate and create for housing to recollection look at the possibility of building on the public sites as well as improvements in the inclusionary program the mafdz what do we do obviously work on the development of the city's housing policy whether the implementing agency to assist in
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the construction of affordable housing we're also the office that provide for pass through grants to the strength of the neighborhood fantastic and the goal of our office to have all those tools work together and in that way we're creating not only affordable housing but we're doing that in the context of neighborhood and stronger neighborhood and providing the resources they neighborhood level that in turn supports the residents i'll talk about the policy and program development of the excuse me. of the mayor's office of housing and i'll i'm going to turn it over to deputy director benjamin to walk to the rest of the power point but we've spent a lot of time over the past year really doing a couple of things clearly our work in public
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housing has been a major emphasis of the office i know hope sf started under the newsom administration and we've implement a variety of phases at hunters point and we're in the process of looking at selling some of the sites for mandatory housing at hunters point as part of the concept of hope sf and alice griffith phase one and two have gone vurl and hope to begin construction of a.k.a. in the very near future that allows us to meet all the requirement of the $30 million federal complete neighborhoods grant at alice griffith so alice griffith hunters point
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are on their way one the major accomplishment working with the budget office to come up with a long-range plan to these how we'll development the last two large developments like sunnyvale i'm sure you're aware of those developments are going to do the environmental review and once their through the environmental review process the mayor's office of housing and the housing authority want to go vertical as quickly as possible and the result will be new neighborhoods, new affordable housing, replacement of public housing and new market rate housing in the ear timelines for the developments are rather along the size of the development are huge compared to
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hunter view and altercating but that speaks to the other part of our workshop public housing within the next 18 months we will the mayor's office of housing will help fund along with the housing authority over 35 hundred units forrehabilitation and by the end of that period we will have unit that will be having at least a useful life of another 20 years and manage and fund in are a way that the federal government did not provide for the housing authority and so in that effort clearly the office has made substantial process in terms of developing the financial plans and in terms of the
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implementations the other work with or that the office has done in terms of the policy and program prelims it's been you know creating new programs to try to address the housing needs as some of the earlier speakers spoke about not only are we do we need to address our housing needs at the low level but also are there ways of expanding who we serve in terms of affordable housing there's an effort to try to create new programs to add on affordability to existing projects we've serve middle-income residents that are very, very hard-pressed to stay in that very, very heated housing market we've been working with the city departments this is an area that
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is of particular interest thought school district the school district is undergoing a bit of a transition they anticipate losing 5 hundred teachers over the next 5 years and the question what can we do a a city to support them in creating housing opportunities to new teachers what worry about teaching as opposed to the housing the experienced teachers have gone through the system can't afford to buy a home and continue to contribute to san francisco and it's neighborhoods so what we're trying to address is some of the broader issues some of that is related to working with our sister development like the planning department like regulatory changes we can do together and bring before the planning commission and board that