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close to chestnut street in the marina a number of small business from allstar donuts that we've lamented last year to other places that define our neighborhoods, i think it's a great idea. you look at the potential cost potentially astronomical and i we have some concern about the bound will be talking about that. so they want to do things to set up the fight between the board and mayor's office to appropriate funds,, but i think the idea behind this is awesome. i think we'll continue talking housing and other things that meeting our character and our neighborhoods and our city for what we believe it is what defines us. i think some of the small businesses and legacy businesses for my perspective. you would define our neighborhoods. which make it so special so i do love it. again we will see i think down the road whether the kind of book implementation of this and certainly look forward to doing that. and i think mr. -- ms. dickens b work on this. with
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that, when we open to public comment period for people who wish to comment on this item, please come up to speak in a microphone that you will have 2 min. each. is there anybody that wishes to comment on this item? it is more than one person, please line up against the far wall id by the -- so we can get people up as quick as possible. >> good afternoon. my name is eric -- on with culture district and were here in full support of the legacy preservation fund. one thing that were seen in our area in the mission district and it's created a lot of problems for existing businesses and legacy businesses and new business started common is the extreme high rents in the area could be
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a lot of new businesses try to comment, but not able to afford the spaces. in particular, there are a large they can afford them. so, it really does not allow for our small mom-and-pop businesses to set up. not able to compete with deeper pockets in the area. for example, we have -- recently the lease can do there were 3000 150 never been asked to pay 8000. we have a business -- martial arts academy in business 52 years. the legacy business but also being asked to leave. they also have the rent increase. this is a business that has worked with mayor feinstein, willie brown, harvey milk, mosconi, does the business involved in the community. so much to the community. tortilla flats over 35 years in business being evicted for housing in the mission district. and submission, another legacy
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business, their rent is 10,000 and out and they are being charged 20,000 tuesday in the spigot with 21 legacy business on 24th st. these legacy business are the ones that create the cultural social fabric of -- and why people come to 24th st. we need to support these legacy businesses to break this crucial topic in the culture of san francisco and we also need to how else we can stabilize the rents for small businesses. not just in the mission but in san francisco. edwards >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. mike buehler with san francisco heritage. i would start by thinking supervisor compos for his leadership on this issue and think others here today for their leadership in different ways to advance this idea of providing assistance to our
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city's legacy business. course supervisor farrell was a cosponsor of the original legislation to greatly exceed business register. and thank you supervisor my mac for work in this area. as mentioned by supervisor mar heritage ranch launched a legacy arson restaurants in 2013 bit in response to that the current displacement and addiction of many of our boxing businesses in san francisco, and first of china: lounge many others, last year we published the comments of policy paper sustaining san francisco's living history which profiles a number of international models and global case studies on how other major cities have provided assistance to long-standing businesses and recognize their contributions to the respective cultural heritage. i'm proud that many of the ideas in that report from those case studies help to inform the ballot measure before you today. the threats continue onto -- most component
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stories from the business owners themselves. many of them are here today. i look forward to hearing from them later on. just to wrap up, one of those business owners was unable to state. -- general manager of the hotel utah which is been there since 1908. i like to read an excerpt from her test. "at the very least a legacy program purpose feel like we mattered to the city. the city understands this. provide us some of the support which would go a long way to alleviating the putative relationship i feel we currently have. it would send a message to several cisco is proud of its diverse cultural heritage want to protect and encourage it." edwards >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi. my name is micah and i come from -- we are having in sentences go since 1923. this is a win-win thing that's going on because we all know how old
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san francisco old is and we know how the legacy businesses have a lot to do with. i did it is because we put our passion and a personality into our businesses. we don't make the morning thinking, going to make money. we wake up thinking, i feel in a few minutes early because the one customer got a new job and i want to be there for them. or have to order that coffee again because this customer really likes it. so were very people oriented. we care a lot but the people that we help and they care a lot about us. another one of my stories, but we had a customer come in and he said that he had spent 20 years in jail, and the first thing he said he was going to do was come to duchess sanchez to get salt. and he did. as it turns out, had nowhere to go but he was just hanging around so we offered him a job. because we needed somebody at the time. so, it ended up working out. he stayed
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out of trouble. we got somebody to help us and we were able to give a family feeling to somebody in the community. i also want to mention that, since the .500 would go a long way. for example, would fix the plumbing that did not get that. do not be able to open again. it would help with, hiring youth for the summer. it would help to find in majority by $2500 worth of imagery you end up selling it for 5000. he just multiplies. so, it does go very far. again, i think it's a win-win. for everybody. >> thank you. next speaker,, please. >> good afternoon my name is aubrey does the research assistant with the business research center were in strong support of this legislation. we are especially concerned or interested in section -- as a research indicates that small
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family businesses begin to think about transitioning leadership to the next generation. between their 15th and 20th year of operation, that is a very critical time period and the fund could provide just that extra support to help those businesses stay in business and establish their legacy. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is maria sorenson. on public -- i moved here in 1976 to go to san francisco state and finish my degree it when it first moved up here i would take that 26 valencia bus, which is no longer in service. i would take it for state and go to valencia street where if i wanted a burrito i would go to welcome break. it's still there. were i would go to, if i wanted a cocktail i might go to commies, one of the
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i couldn't believe the name. as i continued my foray into the city, as i got to know it, i discovered dollars, which was done. i never had a bakery like that i grew up a town of 3000 people and 28 churches. you think they would've had sweet tooth. i would go and get a pastry. if i took the train through i could go to buena vista café. that's still there. businesses are being lost to our legacy businesses are being lost. if we want to be fresno we can be fresno. by bringing in big chains and multistate companies, but that's not who we are. one of the things i
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loved about san francisco when i first moved here was, if i wanted to get something i had to go to wine stains. that's no longer here. we have no change. we had macy. that was pretty much it. now, we have a new development going up, which is getting more chains and more people. let's preserve our legacy is mrs. that's what makes us unique. thank you. >> thanks. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is carlos navarro. ladies and gentlemen, i've been serving san francisco, the community of san francisco more than 50 years .. 40 of those years are from the first location and 3470 mission st. fortunately, maybe two weeks from now on can be facing some evictions. due to
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the renting increase, our present rent -- i went to up to 4500. which is we can't afford that. the service we provide budget this is the future not only of services over the united states. so, we take -- i provided with opportunities [inaudible] whenever we can go into we do. i'm good to make -- supervisor combos. beautiful san francisco. we are to keep our eyes open to the crime rate increasing among the youth. now, this tremendous request of the rent going higher and higher. the other one, somebody
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businesses are forced to leave san francisco were to close their doors forever. i am one of those. i used to go with former mayors of san francisco. i got involved that was my responsibility. i worked hand in hand with mayor --, young guy, of course. the judge was going. i was so proud to see [inaudible] this is what we did for san francisco and they believed me they helped san francisco like you know better than i. so what about the [inaudible] >> thank you, sir. >> my 2 min. over? >> i'm sorry >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm his daughter will be
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navarro. october recap make it a big concise. to address your issue about the new supervisor tang, about supporting the new businesses, the new businesses would not be able to be there that the legacy programs and the business such as my father's. he's been there serving a mission and the san francisco community for over 50 years. those children the right program, i saw the logo, we service them in the summer. they paid five dollars a student . yesterday he met with somebody from the valencia gardens there was the director likes to up the children there. we don't just stay in the building. we go out into the city and that's how i've been raised. to have somebody that is not even from san francisco serve him with a piece paper, asking him to move and pay
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exorbitant month of rent, they're not taking into consideration the history that this man has brought forth. to me, if my father's business am for over 50 years, cannot be safe then whose business in san francisco is safe from rent extortion. can you answer me that? thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is annette feiner and i am the co-owner of the end up which is a nightclub historical makeup that's been in business since 1973. i really thought i was going to come here to testify in support of the legacy history business funds, but it's dawned on me that it's much more than just this for myself. i'm an immigrant who
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came to america in 1985. basically, took three jobs as i was going to high school to be able to keep up with my living and have an education. my journey continues to survive in san francisco, that it's been increasingly rich in culture, and also rent. i realize that the dream, the american dream of owning any business would probably be impossible. however, the one thing that i did as i was going to school and working three jobs, i was fortunate enough to be able to come across some good people that actually found respite in night clubs that i was underage, yet i was able to sneak into those nightclubs as a young person against my hours away, depression and anxiety
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and poverty. i'm now the proud owner of the end up and i will let you know that it's much more than just the legacy that we uphold and continue to preserve. it's really the fabric and the imprint of people's lives and immigrants such as myself that is able to be business owners and live in the beautiful rich san francisco. so thank you for your help and support >> thank you. next eager, please. >> hi. thank you for having me. my name is kevin ryan. my the owners of green apple books on clement street. two years now be celebrating our 50th year on comments street. we were named publishers weekly best book store in america in 2014. we are a perennial or were pretty winners of the best bookstore in the city and the
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regarding when i was an ongoing concern. we employ 30 people on comments street and 47 people at her new store on ninth avenue. we signed our last lease in 2009 which are doubtless very favorable year to negotiate a lease. there was a 10 year lease will be rebuilt. are we sent 2019. i know that our landlord the like he should've got more money in 2009, so expect them to be looking for a little payback in 2019. the last point i want make is that bookstores face a lot of come edition from amazon, big-box retailers books come with prices printed on it we can raise our prices to cover increased costs the way restaurants can the stores that sell other merchandise can. so, we definitely face challenges. this legislation i think would go a long way to help us with our lease. thank you for letting me speak.
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>> thank you. anyone else wish to speak on cut our comment on item number 12? seeing none, public comment is closed >>[gavel] >> supervisor combos >> again, i want to thank all the folks who have come out to speak again thank you to the small business commission the mayors office of economic obama and the agencies that have helped to make this happen. i wanted to just note something about mr. navarro's business. it's a karate studio on mission street that has been serving the neighborhood them as you are, for 50 years. so significant about this is that throughout that period of time mr. navarro has been serving the youth of that community.. quite lengthy, at no cost at
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times and it said that he is in this predicament when we are trying to do in my office is trying to urge the landlord, if they can, the property owner, if they could can extend the lease. hopefully, this will pass in november so that there will be additional resources available to mr. navarro said that he can remain where he has been for so long. so, with that, i know there's no vote here. i want to thank the committee for having this and i encourage in my colleagues who want to support this effort to please lend their support but what i would say is i think what's happening on the housing front, which has been the focal point a lot of the work here including the work on the budget and other things, it is playing itself out on the commercial fun as well. it's
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not just homeowners, tenants, that leaving san francisco. it's a lot of our legacy businesses as well. this is really about saving the character of our city. so, thank you very much to my colleagues and thank you to everyone else was come out to speak on behalf of this item. should thank you supervisor combos. colleagues, this hearing has been held in close now. a motion to file a number 12? >> movie but >> we can take that without objection >>[gavel] >> and click with any of the business in front of his >> no mr. stewart >> okay, everyone. we are adjourned. >>[gavel].
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>> good morning, everyone yeah. today, i'm very proud to you know have this meeting because we are very luke in our you know city history we have the best leader you know leading us you know we've even though i feel everybody agree with me our mayor is the best you know working and dictated that's why we learn from him the department of building inspection our mission so to protect life and property for the public that's why today we are proudly to have our honorable mayor
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mayor ed lee to come over to you know make that announcement please welcome mayor ed lee (clapping.) >> director i'd like to give a quick interpretation. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> (clapping.) >> . >> (speaking foreign language.) (laughter). >> i just want to say thank you
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to the young people here to the family people here and not so young folks that are here to come together to receive this very good news of our city's willingness to support grants that are aimed another residents small business owners are property owners as well and visitors get educated about the very strong possibility of the next big earthquake i wanted to first of all, say thank you to tom when i was a young attorney many, many years ago my for at a in chinatown was to do hours i want to venture have an active department of building
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inspection speeding i also wanted to make sure i always had is strongest district supervisor as we have in julie christensen. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and i do have now as the mayor very strong representatives of very important departments like our fire chief our department of the emergency services and our police department and whitens our rec and park department that are all here together to join not only in this announcement
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but in the various roles they'll play in preparing people so for the expected earthquake in the next 25 years. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> most importantly is you who are the residents people that work in chinatown, people that live here and the people you invite and also the invaluable services leaders like sarah or other youth person speeding i
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know that many of you in in this room in english or chinese saw the san andreas movie that is i'm not sure i cannot but we have 3 serious facility lines that come into the city and county of san francisco. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> supervisor christensen and i have had many discussions
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about making sure that our communities all over the city but particularly those that maybe immigrant and low income communities like chinatown and mission and other areas of the city get attention when it comes to education and preparation to withstand and survive successfully an earthquake. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> i'm very fortunate and so are other agencies to have a department of building inspection leader in the name of tom huey that made sure the building fees results in education and preparation for people like families and seniors
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to be better prepared in a multi cultural way. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so we're now and then two specific grants today each for a hundred thousand dollars those grants will be granted to c y c and to conduct the training workshops to have practices in sro's buildings to have finally communications with youth in our city with seniors and family anybody's not only to prepare
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but practice everything from cpr to having enough applies to making sure there are ways in which to contact family madam clerk, any other business before this committee? men's all with a goal of making sure that everybody survivors successfully after a major earthquake. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> chinatown is particularly
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important to us because of the historically old buildings that people live in and the number of people that are condenses in this area we want to make sure you're all safe. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> thanks to the leadership of our rec and park we're here at a major center our for the square to make sure that the education programs can be conducted safely deeply in different languages but also do so at the willie playgrounds where c y c community colleges their sessions between my sessions of playing ping-pong (laughter)