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commissioner wilson will be absences today to my right it the deputy city attorney that provides the board with legal advice and mr. pacheco and mr. alec our legal process clerk and cynthia goldstein the board's executive director also joined by representatives that have cases before the board jav us the enforcement enforcement and legal affairs management division of taxis and assessable services and be joined by scott sanchez that represents the planning department and planning commission and senior building inspector at this time mr. pacheco go over the guidelines and will conduct the swearing in process. >> please be advised the ringing of and use of cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited. out in the hallway.
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permit holders and others have up to 7 minutes to present their case and 3 minutes for rebuttal. people affiliated with these parties must conclude their comments within 7 minutes, participants not affiliated have up to 3 minutes - no rebuttal. to assist the board in the accurate preparation of the minutes, members of the public are asked, not required to submit a speaker card or business card to the clerk. if you have a question about the schedule, speak to the staff after the meeting or call the board office tomorrow we are located at 1650 mission street, suite 304. this meeting is broadcast live
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on sfgovtv cable channel 78. dvds are available to purchase directly from sfgovtv. thank you for your attention. we'll conduct our swearing in process. if you intend to testify and wish to have the board give your testimony evidentiary weight, please stand and say i do. please note: any of the members may speak without taking the oath pursuant to the sunshine ordinance, and thank you. do you solemnly swear or affirm the testimony you're about to give will be the whole truth and nothing but the truth? >> i do. >> thank you. >> thank you item one is general public comment that is more anyone that
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wants to speak on a matter of the board's jurisdiction not on tonight's calendar any comment under number one two is comments from commissioners anything commissioners seeing none item 3 is the boards consideration of the minutes for july 20th additions, deletions, or changes or anything on the minutes if not have the approval for the board minutes so moved. >> any public comment on the minutes? seeing none, then mr. pacheco call the roll there's a motion on the floor from the vice president to adapt the july 15, 2015 minutes on that motion to do you want commissioner fung commissioner president lazarus sxlz is absent commissioner swig
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thank you the vote is 4 to zero those minutes are adopted >> thank you item 4 the rehearing request for the taxi permit the board received a letter the attorney for the appellant requesting a hearing which was decided on june 24th, 2015, at this time the board voted with the commissioner fung and commissioner vice president honda and commissioner swig absent on the basis of the subject permit was xhoipt rescinded the motion failed after failed to modify the rest indication by default commissioner swig you indicated you watched the materials of the procedures; is that right. >> you can participate we'll start with the attorney for the query you have 3 minutes.
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>> good evening, commissioners heeding my opponent and i can agree ton page 3 of their brief where they say that at purpose of a motion for reconsideration is to correct manifest reversible error in the law or facts here sfmta contributed by not printed in the record full and accurate information sfmta suggested for instance that mr. speakers shall address their comments to the commission as a whole and neither the police commission nor the la had gotten something for nothing by transferring the original manchester he worked for 20 years in the taxi destroy to hold that medallion whether the gentleman would have taken time off and sfmta said he would have participated in our program,
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however, sfmta didn't direct i am him to do so instead sfmta profited by collecting a transfer fee more was the permit fail a windfall for your client if you were doubled into into the ada program he could have sold the permit sfmta claims that my client continues to earn in that case income as a regular medallion holder he e sfmta put restrictions on the permit and limit its hours of operation is he is the only driver and scant make money by leasing it if the 4 year permit is recognized he can only work for someone else more is it reissued since the program is a discontinued if
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this permit is revoked this small business is out of bizarre more or less importantly sfmta has led the commission to believe it sets a precedent by allowing on ineligible permit holder to hold and permit, however, we've seen no data and we believe there maybe others sfmta reluctantly not limited to no other permit holder has been revoked for providing inadequate information upholding this sets a persistence that put at jeopardy 9 thousand permit holder for similar violations sfmta agrees that a man and woman fact is a reason to grant a rehearing and it is manifest if it oversight body didn't have the correct
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information we urge you to take the time as this matter is extraordinary and deserves our thoughtful review. >> thank you. >> mr. murray. >> good evening commissioners jav vice murray enforcement legal manager at sfmta according to the rules of the board of appeals except in expired case the board may grant a rehearing only about san francisco ethics commission have arisen granting a rehearing request is an extraordinary remedy in this situation while heed to reality this we believe the matter was closed no new evidence as has been
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presented and no new offend not reasonably considered or discussed has been preferred they're asking for more time to convey a better argument or a different argument perhaps i'm sure it is better but beyond that no new evidence has been presented what has been present a dissatisfaction with the board rule and that didn't equal to a grant a new hearing request and in their briefing the appellant want the board to propose briefing on policy regarding the sfmta and future policy that may or may not be set up that's you know whether it is not in the purview of the board necessarily but again those are things that could have been brought up at the time of the
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hearing if their genuine issues and not relevant to the permitted mr. ayatollah received money for emphasis medallion and obtained a new s permit medallion through a mistaken through an arrow and has been operating for about a year at this point, we're pulling that medallion what can due to the mistake the board or hearing officer below agreed it is yes, a permit medallion cannot hold this particular permit and this board agreed or this board upheld anyway, the decision to allow the medallion to remain revoked for the hearing officer judgment there is nothing new it is an opportunity to relitigate the issue once again so we ask
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the board deny this rehearing request and uphold the permit s-29 a i have a question out of the hundred and 40 permits issued in the pilot program were there a hundred and 40 permits issued. >> that's correct i'm sorry 4 the s permit yes about hundred and 40 plus or minus a few. >> the other question if this gets permit gets revoked will that one s permit be reissued or resolve itself. >> it won't devolve assuming we implementing eliminate the program that will be repurposed to be resold to a new medallion holder. >> okay. >> but we've been authorized to have a certain amount of medallions on the street we
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can't took that off we have to go in front of our board to do so. >> thank you. >> thank you any public comment on this item? okay. seeing none commissioners the matter is submitted. >> commissioner at this point the bar has not been reached in terms of in my opinion by the new information on the manifestation i would not support a rehearing. >> i agree. >> i do agree i voted this against this initially i concur with commissioner fung the required information for in manifested justice has not been met. >> move to deny the hearing request. >> thank you mr. pacheco.
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>> there's a motion on the floor to deny this hearing request. >> on that motion commissioner president lazarus commissioner vice president honda commissioner wilson is absent commissioner swig thank you. the vote is 4 to zero this rehearing request is denied and a notice of order shall be released. >> item 5 another rehearing the subject property on valencia street the board got a letter from the attorney for steve requesting a rehearing decided on june 24th, 2015, at a point the board voted to adopt the revised as amended it is a trust the holding to erect a 5 story
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parking building with ground floor area queries attorney and ma'am, executive director i was to the present for the last hearing i have reviewed all of the television transcripts of this i have reviewed all the documentation that was prepared of every single one of those hearings copious hours. >> wow. i'm impressed. >> she said that the fellow commissioners - i had to perform anyway, i feel fully educated and prepared on the subject. >> thank you. >> thank you, thank you that's impressive it back to 2013 again commissioner president lazarus and members of the board steve williams representing the appellant hopefully, the board
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read my written submittal we're here to ask a renewal for a new hearings when the supreme court granted the neighbors petition issued a writ to set aside its decision and ordering the board to give the neighbors a new hearing not to institute only the consideration of written finding the consideration of the written finding is a limited procedure that prevents a party from being heard on the merits only to one comment on the proposed written finding after a hearing on the merit two submit obama only 3 pages double spaced of briefing no exhibit and 3 addresses the board for 3 minutes on the proposed finding that's noticing not wasn't the board intended the court found it violated its rules the court
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didn't find that on page 2 lines 24 through 26 the court found a violation by reopenly the hearing on its merits and specifically on the issue of the housing affordability act the court found the board relied on the act to issue it's final decision on page 3 line 13 through 16 of the order because the board enrolling we opened the hearing and allowed new testimony and merits the only way to correct that grant the neighbors an opportunity to be heard in the case the board changed it's collective mind on the case sometime after the original hearing december 11, 2013 and february 26th no additional evidence of testimony was received other than on the h aa and the boards
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position that it never relied that the h aa not mentioned now in any of the finding as it states in the boards rules in order to preserve the supreme court e stribt all evidence the board considers must be submitted only at a public hearing that's what the appellants a chance to present the flying merits we have the opportunity to change the boards minded again to pursue do scared it our original appeal was being was granted in december of 2013 so we ask the board to grant us that rehearing. >> thank you thank you. we hear in the permit holder mr. ruth for the
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record. >> good evening madam president and the judge stated in admits writ they received a fair hearing and i was there the only thing i wanted to know how you bridge the analytical gap with reference to the h organization a and the testimony you heard and how you applied to the case, no new information or evidence and there's no manifested injustice we ask i deny this request for an appeal any questions? >> thank you anything from the departments no? no that is any public comment no public comment then commissioners the matter is submitted. >> i guess might be stephen is
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not enough the same opinion and no new information or manifest injustice has a threshold incentive therefore i'll not support it. >> having just gone through a crash course on that item for several years on it arbitrations of the board the commissioners are nowhere else present i if i were sitting on the board i would have attended the meeting i missed i would have voted in direction of the board i see no new evidence to differ from that direction. >> you concur the criteria of manifest justice has not been met and i believe that this project has been fully vetted so
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i'll not support a rehearing. >> move to deny the rehearing request. >> thank you mr. pacheco. >> there's a motion on the floor from commissioner fung to deny this rehearing request commissioner president lazarus commissioner vice president honda commissioner wilson is absent commissioner swig thank you. the vote is 4 to disclosure this rehearing request is denied and a notice of decision and order shall be released. >> thank you. >> item 6 is appeal holly smith versus the department of building inspection with the planning department approval on pine street for testing issuance on may 2013 to church of an
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alteration to remove and parapet on the east bathroom to accommodate the third year window from the property line we will starts with the appellant or representative. >> thank you madam president and members of the board i'm robert c ap listen i n the appellants attorney we're asking for the clients neighbors property contiguous to her building on piney assume you've read the briefs i the two things in the briefs i so you get alternative remedies there are a number of issues pending that have not reached you if it becomes necessary to file another appeal on subsequent permits i didn't raise those i'm aware of your jurisdiction i
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want you to know the issues i understand the permit cancel issued limited to the continues in that permit i have several points to raise with regards to that the first point has has to do with with the roejtd roof of the bathroom edition modestly made to my clients neighbor home that is an elevated structure on supporters it republics to the clients neighbors wall to her wall it accommodates a bathroom and in its original condition that parapets those have to come down and the permit say the conditions on the permit also says that the roof of the bathroom has to be taken to an elevation that is under the windowsill of the subject window that is the window on the third
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floor of my clients building from the drawings submitted to you by opposing council it appears to us the leading edge of the roofline enter sects the sill it this may sound trivial but the leak problems that my client as endured as a direct result of the improvement in 2002, it the crucial we need to have adequate flashing between the edge of the roof and my clients property the direct rainwater away from my clients property there is no reference in the permit about this condition of the location of new roof no reference to flashing we want there to be enough room between the under side of the sill and the top surface of the
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roof when they get down to have room to accommodate flashing that keeps the rain water off any cloys property that's huge point number one also it is our belief that when the curative work is done by my clients neighbors on the roof reframing will be required we don't see any requirement in the permit for a framing plan or a nailing plan or any other details recommending to the location of the roof just before it needs under the sill requirement we want to have that my second point has has to do with with the planter box i seen it was a large planter box put
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up next to the wooden sided building she began to experience water leak problems the department found the location that have that planter box against or close to my clients buildings wall was a violation the permit said you have to pull it way but the permit if say that the planter box must also be pulled away that foundation is part of the cement complab slab the cement slabs butts and touches the wood that is desiring of the clients building the architect said the cement to wood content is transcribing to rot and is impressionable we want added to the planter box it the planter boxes foundation
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part of slab in which the planter box stood tsa has to be pulled bye back from the building 6 inches those are the specific requests we made for the curative alternative remedies we're seeking and finally on a good note that opposing council and i have been working and we modestly might have this resolved by couldn't do it in the time left therefore we requested a decision based on the power points i want to call up my clients architect to give further testimony. >> thank you excuse me. >> excuse me. i have a question after making
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maybe you can set yeah. okay - >> good evening my name is jim i'm a registered architect in california lived in san francisco for 40 years and schar for the telegraph hill dwellers in 1994 to 2000 i'm familiar with the stoops to the neighbors i conducted the investigation of the vast built on the deck edition on pine when i first saw the addition i couldn't believe the construction in san francisco i reviewed the file and royals it didn't match the approved drawings that avoided the required planning department notifications for the windows the building inspection has asked the residents to lower the top of the roof to blow the
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existing roof sill on bye can i have a few minutes we think that should be lowered to accommodate the sheet metal flashing along the edge the new drawings to the notice of violation doesn't have a demolition plan no nailing schedule formal the roof sheet or no mention of the flashing between the buildings i think that all of those should be included in the drawings for the project as if they intend to lower the roof. >> thank you. your time is up. >> so if you could fill out a speaking they're on the podium and commissioner vice president honda. >> navy maybe the architect or counselor can answer one of the
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briefs when the most of the work occurred in 2000. >> 2002. >> is there a reason it took until 2015 for this - >> i didn't conduct my investigation until 2014. >> maybe the counselor can answer the question and i'm sorry speak into the microphone. >> my client was not tentative point one and two a copy of the letter to her asking her to consent a further of a copy of a responsive letter saying i approve if you look at the plans that were in 2002 the date of the letters i'm talking about i'll see that the plans submitted then are do not interfere at all with the windows of she had antenna active ear window blockage would not have been a concern i want
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you to know collateral to this appeal other concerns are water leakage. >> the other question where this window exists is there a tenant. >> at this time it was a tenant and the tenant didn't have concerns. >> that's correct that's my understanding. >> okay. we'll hear from the permit holders council now. >> madam president and members of the board of panel i'm joseph i represent the residents in this action first, i'd like to respond there is no tenant in that window that is a hallway window a third year hallway with that said, window of a rental
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noted blocking any tenants verify whatsoever and i've been advised by the architect and contractors that property line windows don't have rights of use my clients chuck and carol live on pine street the appellants stated the neighboring rental building and in 2002, the clients another bathroom and deck they got approval from their neighbor and they got approval from the city and the work was regularly inspected we invading made exhibits to our brief that shows all those things to be true and the building was regularly inspected. >> 12 or 13 years later she complained to the city the city
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found the plans were not submitted for a window in the correct location i want to make a clear i think there is the city inspectors can tell you this we've had independent contractor and all the improvements are exactly in the plans that setback from the street the height setback from the neighbor everything is exactly in the plan the mistake was the location of the neighbors window but again, that's a property line window doesn't have any rights to view my clients contacted upon learning the nixon the tweblz were advised to seek a variance they've been there 13 years when they showed the neighboring
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windows, however, wanting to be good neighbors they decided to go ahead and get a permit they immediately moved the planter box not an issue they hired architects and contractors got the permit immediately started the work, removed the roof of the bathroom to lower it so that it would be below the sill up to the edge the bottom of the sill thinking this satisfies the lady they preceded that didn't satisfy she filed a notice of appeal now the clients roof is covered with the tarp as far as the other matters raised by appellant they're not before this panel today mr. has
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green has filed a lawsuit and, in fact, there's leakage caused by my clients that's the proper place to litigate those matters not this permit appeal most of the allegations are speculation and we look forward to taking care of them in the courts rather than here at this point, i'd like to introduce chuck and carol i want to say there no good reason to reject the opinion of the department of building inspection thank you. >> hi, i'm chuck. >> i'm carol we lived added pine street for 27 years during that time we've worked diligently to maintain and upgrade our property one upgrade was the addition of the main floor bathroom and the deck completed in 2002 we hired the
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structural engineer and signed off by the city multiple times during the construction process with the on the job and including the final sign off for over a decade no complaint about your project. >> so as joe said at the end of last year, we received we were out of the country got back and received two unpleasant piece of the news one a notice of violation from the department of building inspection and we were glen eagle being sued by ms. smith so our preliminary focus was dealing with the dbi we talked with them and introouf and preceded to work on a solution as joe said the only issue what the 2002 plans in the
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process the correct location of a third-story was shown in the wrong place so essentially we immediately reached out and hired an architect and contractor and hired a permit consultant was time was of the essence and they advised us essentially to apply for a variance that's the best course we look at the wording of the notice of violation there is room to do that we decided to bite the bullet and make our constriction consistent with what was shown on the 2002 in fwooth and got the permit and got a contractor we worked for one today efficiently i might add no coverage except for the
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tarp the parapet is begun we were toeflt non-flushed when we got the appeal of the permit we feel it is groundless and based on no facts and we strongly hope that you will uphold our building permit. >> question this is guess nonsensical to the containment our neighbor is protesting the city issued a building permit based on the complaint so that in summary we would like to ask that the i'm sorry - you uphold our permit and deny the appeal thank you for your time. >> we have the architect and contractor if you have questions. >> is your permit deal with the
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foundation part of the planner that the they're indicating with the wood siding. >> in the nov said the bathroom roof issue of the parapet the planter we moved immediately ourselves not the concrete portion; right? >> to answer your question prior to the concrete being poured there of the dirt and some bushes previous neighbor complained about the water going down into his wine incremental so the space between the houses was concrete taking out the concrete will expose the other side the ladies property open dirt again
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we don't understand why anyone wants to have dirt water gets in we're not aware of any violation of butting the neighbors property. >> your dish disputing that the concrete at the base of the planter going against siding it needs to be reamendment it is concrete between two properties thank you regularly done all over the city. >> it is a faulty grade issue when the foundation is not where the ground level is you don't want water touching the baseline of the property. >> i don't believe this is the situation the situations water runs back to the back of the
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slopes. >> that was the question that commissioner fung asked concrete had directly to the joining side of the property that's the question. >> i don't know if it actually touches it we're not aware of that we have pictures but there are slopes so any water runs off to the back and goes to the drainage at the back of the clients property. >> but the issue of the concrete is not part of nov not part of this appeal so why are we discussing this because this is not part of the appeal. >> it is partly of nov but no permit is riverside the nov only concerns our permit only concerns the issue of the bathroom roof. >> all right. as counselor mentions earlier it
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may come up later >> i want to make sure that we're addressing the issues that are in the permit. >> why not hear from the department that will help. >> commissioners it is in the scope of the work of the permit. >> okay. thank you. >> introouf. >> good evening joseph dbi that building permit is a notice of violation focus to rove the parapet on the level of the became on the second floor to accommodate the neighbors in the third-story neighborhoods and the planter 6 inches from the property line the permit was taken around may 15 and went through the planning department over the review and in the plan
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checked by the building plan checked our structural and issued by the burton the 21st of may 2015 notice of violation that was issued was issued by senior donald duffey on january 2015 and i'll read that it is probably pertinent to the case a complaint filed with 24 department regarding the property on pine street the wood planter box is close to pine street not permitted by the building code for the flashing when it is closer than 6 inches and the building permit out of window with the first floor with the deck and another permit is a
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revision to eliminate the skylights and recuse the bathroom showing the annexation below the window on pine street site and inspection revealed it was covered partially 3 feet by a parapet wall corrective action to have the flashing planter box or relocation 6 inches if the neighbor wall and two the approval of the defendant i can't guess from the permit the 2000 and 2003 permit that required the inspections that was issues or issues on january 2013 building permit as issued by dbi i'll be asking it was upheld and find i believe the work started
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and was stopped because of of the permit but from the dbi point of view that was an complaint and i'll have a nov permit to fix it i read the brief the flashing between the buildings needs to be resolved by property owners the gi didn't get in between the flashing they need to come up with the flashing we've discussed it many times on on the issues that's definitely anything to work on whether on the siding go with relations to the parapet we need to look at the code violates a newer complaint typically we see foundation to concrete paving and then the siding up a few inches maybe over the years the
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concrete and the planter box got put on it and the concrete contract that is probably needing to get looked at in my opinion i'm available to answer any questions. >> i have not seen a photograph of that. >> thank you mr. sanchez nothing any public comment on this item? >> good evening my name is eric burke werts b e r k w it z i live on pine street and with relations to the tweerldz i'll give an observation from the front my wife and i have been amazed at the way the twerlz maintain their house the house is in fact at a pointing point of humor they do everything
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twice as well necessary take care of their garden it is perfect those are people that are not only an asset to the neighborhood their house is the jewel of the neighborhoods everyone or everything is in the height of taste never over dub and they spare no expensive i'm astonished of all the neighbors chuck and carol are drawn to task for not up to snuff i don't know the details i am giving you angle example the building next to it is really the eye sore of the neighborhood we view the front and rear of the house pelosi paint not well minced garage and tree is not well done the attitude of the neighborhood the view of the neighborhood is
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twerlz heirs the jewel the one on the corner it is no a slum is going too far it is simply not tentatively maintained there is so again, i'm a little bit precipitated that the owner of that building would be the one calling the owner the twerlz to task on questions of maintenance i just wanted to give you a prospective from the neighborhood itself thank you. >> thank you. is there any additional public comment. >> okay. seeing none then we will have rebuttal starting with the appellant. >> thank you madam president opposing coincidental when he
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addressed with rarpd to the location of relocated roof in the bathroom up to the evidently of the sill we were sensitive on this because first of all that is not what the condition says it says under the sill and if the roof edge goes up to the sill we're going to have leakage problems you sound like a small item but my client has been living with leakages e lineations you can call her i dismiss those characterizations but leaks i urge the board to add to the condition has to do with with the location it is under the sill additional flashed second we have argued go i've
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heard fluff i said the name wrong sorry. >> only the at that particular time box is involved i submit that the planter box sat on the concrete pa pad and concrete to wood content the existing direct content concrete to wood is unappropriated we like to have that removed to 6 inches and nothing further. >> counselor are you finished i'm sorry. >> yes. >> you said prior to coming to this hearing you were close to com to an agreement with the next door and opposing council and i have an incredible we had a deposition with a sweet spirit and in my view is time i
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suggested this is put offer into the next meeting if you're agenda permits the clients can't stand the leak of the present condition of their roof being exposed and coasted are tarps i know this was put together in 2 3, 4 or 4 days that's the reason i'm here arguing right now. >> thank you. >> we can have rebuttal from the permit holders. >> we have a little bit of time left. >> do they. >> they say it was built according to the plans if you look at the final submittal increase no parapet and the roof comes into the drawings blow the windowsill but the final product as a parent so i wonder when they say it is built to plan what are they talking about the
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plan shows the parapet and the he finally plan in 2000, 2002 no parapet thank you. >> now we'll hear if the permit holders rebuttal first of all, i'm not council for the twooerlz for the litigation i could have settlement decide i've a maid that clear settlement discussions shouldn't be revealed, and, secondly, the twerlz plans shows the bottom edge of the roof goes to the bottom them of the sill this is exactly where it is supposed to be again, all the other issues the concrete blow the planter box the planter box was moved and didn't rise above the ground
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those are red home sharers not before the board put the roof back on and get their house no order. >> are you finished. >> yeah. >> do you know where building inspector duffey said of that's not before us of the appellants call a notice of violation will be issued for that and we'll be here all over again. >> it is a fact that exists you have a lot of shuktdz if you look at the brief you'll see what really occurred mr. herself green contract put a hole in the parapet roof and didn't flash it that calls for leaks and that's because of the roof in fact, if
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you want to get into the discussions even one he'll take out it so she'll not have leaks. >> that was a slightly different issue you have a photo of where the concrete underneath the at that particular time a close-up photo where it rests against the wall. >> we didn't thinks that to be an issue at any time and. >> thank you thank you mr. duffy anything further. >> joe duffy dbi commissioners the concrete was not part of original complaint is if it comes up in the future we'll deal with that and donald duh iowa's i didn't was there not me
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an experienced inspector he'll resolve it there's another complaint on 1949 we're dealing with and we've issued a notice of violation to deal with the fence coming through walls and stuff like this i wanted to make you aware of if it is not green before us but nov issued. >> just a clarify mr. duffy the planter location is part of the nov and the permitted that issue of the concrete against wood is not? >> it wasn't brought in the notice of violation and the planter box got moved and the inspector noted some reference but the completely removed and i
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don't have any current photos but it was mr. sanchez had a photo of the planter box sitting beside the garage on a concrete pad it has been moved you'll have to ask them who moved it was too close to the wall for the purposes and i think they said they moved is 6 inches. >> that's fine. >> you know the base of the planter. >> we see that condition all over the city it meets the intersection and want a concrete foundation or the pathway whatever concrete to concrete is better so it would be simply a matter of hopefully concrete behind that they'll have to raise the ceiling we see it all the time it is pretty common common fixes an easy fix too.
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>> commissioners the matter is submitted. >> i'm not persuaded theirs issues with that particular permit. >> this case is predominantly a single case the question of the property line windows is really the issue and i'm in agreement that per the code property line windows - the other issue related to similarly the smooth process beyond the property line as a result the planter open either side is i have no further question on the concrete issue i'm not prepared to over turn
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that permit. >> i concur unfortunately this is a condition that existed since 2001 and 2 i think that at one point contractors have to build to plan at the same time this is gone on 13 years with people feel living in the property with no issues i hope you folks come to an agreement prior to litigation that gets pricey i see no problem with the permit as issued. >> i'll move to deny - >> huh? >> deny the appeal and uphold the appeal it was properly issued. >> thank you. >> there's a motion it on the
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floor to uphold this permit it was properly issued on that motion commissioner fung commissioner vice president honda commissioner wilson is absent commissioner swig thank you the vote is 4 to zero this prosecute permit is you would on that base. >> item 7 is appeal north versus the department of building inspection with the planning department approval on 30th street protesting the issuance on may 26th to michael cramer and alex and others of an alteration permit of totally remold 72 hour about the laundry room and configures the second floor plan and adds a decadent this is for the notice of violation we'll start with the appellant you have 7 minutes.
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>> good evening. i'm tom north i along with my wife sarah own the property on 30th street first of all thank you for taking the time my wife and i have worked hard to realize a dream and future raise a fame we appreciate the opportunity to have our concerns heard by the board i have 4 points i want to talk about today first, the concern of privacy of our interior living space and those of our neighborhoods as a result two the concerns of the integrity of the facade and 3 the categorical california environmental quality act and for our concerns about past and future behavior of the investors and owners just to dive into the privacy concerns if you can take into
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account the projector as the important point we want to focus. >> overhead please. overhead. >> should it show up. >> hello overhead, please. >> hold on. >> there you go. >> okay. thank you. >> we're not getting the full length of the picture.
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>> line across the top 10 percent. >> it's flickering now. >> it is more the flickering problem than the way it is displayed displayed. >> there you go. >> that's better. >> that's the best we'll have. >> all right. so thank you anyways this is from the guidelines that proposes proposed project should take into account the privacy to the neighborhood interior living spaces and just to demonstrate the effects on our interior living space as you can see those are the sightlines allowed by the deck and here's the looking both our exterior spaces our kitchen and dining room area which are very important and
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heavy used space as well as the vertical 2 hundred square feet as you can see the area of primary concern for us and give us sort of a look at this and i'll talk about the changes in a second that is is the area in which the deck will go and there's a couple of things i want to call first of all there is a material difference in my opinion between an outdoor deck in terms of privacy versus interior windows when our out on the deck you're in a different enernex report context a window is for light a deck for hanging out sitting in a chair if you're a smoker or you're out there marcus books that is this area of concern is one of the key issues that someone is looking at over into your building and so to talk about the tree
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for a second first of all, the apple tree a banner for half a year in this picture, and, secondly, the picture where the walls the yards a is going into 0 ours whether our responsibility for the owners in putting in a retaining wall but to put in a response time we'll probably have to take outburst the tree this is where the roof is i'm concerned if we remove the tree into the non-restricted winter time no blockage in terms of privacy that is not only a problem this is a letter of support from my neighbors to the west at 4089 of 9 and this is a problem inform them to go from here this puts our window in sites 15 feet to the areas with
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the 9 deck and this is part of our home as a retirees in our latest 70s we gravitated this is the historical implications that is not how you view the deck you view the deck from the ground and this floor an actual have more effect on the all of the evidence of that hundred and 40-year-old hours house i mentioned i want to talk about the categorical exemption from the california environmental quality act for 9052 adapt by the planning commission and the issue i want to call out it appears my understanding to the structure will not be part of categorical exemption it unless it's 50 percent of the floor area of the addition if you look at the plan there is 6 hundred
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plus and existing square feet added an 85 increase 50 percent between the square feet and finally i want to talk about the pattern of behavior it is concerting prior to this appeal and concerned about afrldz first of all upheld notice of violation and when the owners started the construction without a permit this is concerting because like there's a safety issue here why i can't understand why they allowed this to happen additionally you know it was kind of a made us feel violated a they were in charge took the washer and dryer from our backyard that led to a feeling of violation this is another
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example of the behavior and finally we've actually talked with the owners of 407 a a number of times before 9 permit was filed i don't have any problems that the work would be entirely within the envelope they said this to the neighbors they were remodeling within the envelope i'm again not an architect a homeownership but the envelope has defined separation between the environment and a huge surprise to myself and my wife this was ultimately one big reason we filed this appeal so in summary there are new and usually impacts on the privacy of our neighbors interior spaces as a result of the deck the deck is a historical 12rib89 of this building and the feej didn't ply
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with the categorical comments and the investors have limited the patterns of disrespect for the neighborhood i'm equally concerned with their project with that, i wanted to thank you for your time and i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> how long have you been there. >> since january of 2014. >> so did you do the improvements on your property. >> we are currently. >> it wasn't approved approved prior. >> there were additions at some point i don't know how or when. >> thank you thank you very much. >> we'll hear from the permit holders. >> hello good evening, commissioners thank you for hearing this out
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my name is alex and i purchased that house with my two friends and dad in march of this year we purchased this house and we're not really the flippers we're made ought to be. >> excuse me. would you pull the mike a little bit closer to you. >> when we bought but house that was run down and mold and walls rotted the existing conditions were terrible conditions all the way around and additionally the lot is unusual it is a flat in the back behind mr. norris property assess through the walkway assess our crude plans as you can see as exhibit b show that the expansion we're doing within the structure we're noted actually goes outside the
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envelope we are building the lower level as you think habitual and we're making space liveable it is going it from 6 hundred and 46 square feet 0 a basically small two bedroom home this is basically, what we're doing regarding the neighbors we've chatted with the neighbors and had half a dozen meeting and half a dozen e-mails the neighbors are completely okay with that regarding a letter that the gentleman - i don't know what that letter it is not current it wasn't signed or signed more dated i have an agreement with his neighbors that is signed here let me show the cover sheet here this is the signed agreement. >> can you turn it around.
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>> sorry. >> this is the whole agreement and this is the signature and it shows their names the people he's referring to they've agreed to remove themselves i'm not sure why he's bringing them into this as well. >> regarding the privacy concerns the sightlines he's talking about there is a window there 1942 the the exact sightlines we're proposing a 6 feet deep deck to provide the house with minimal space the decking folks building the deck will inevade their privacy there are several responses first, the house the way it is confederate has the pipeline exhibit c shows
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the pipeline of the side of our house this is some more pictures this is the exterior of the house - this is the window that will be where the door is so once we get going on this this is a view from the window - and back here are the doors he's referring to grandparent said this other person tree didn't have leaves one of the things we've offered to put a 10 foot fence offered to install fence with a tall bamboo that replaces that issue we've done all those things those don't matter to him this is pretty cool a picture we took standing on a ladder 5 feet if the house to gusts a sense of what if we were on the deck the
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line of sight you can't see into his house regarding the where was i - >> oh, regarding the plan as well so when we met with mr. norris to shrink the deck and move the window to that's fine i'll go to planning and ask kelly that was the first person that helped us can we move the door and shrink the deck down she said absolutely not don't touch those windows their original with wood frame and impacts the neighborhood we're in dmrieps with that aspect we've doing every thing we can to appease them it is not
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sufficient i want to pout your house is surrounded by 8 houses 7 of them have decks that look at our how is it not out of scope not strange to the area pictures in there i can show you additional pictures of the properties but it is completely within what the area looks like i'll show you some - >> this is a plat map so this is us those houses surrendered us deck, deck, deck this is the neighbor those - this is the neighbor who's letter he's refer to his front house has a deck and the
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rear house has a deck in the outer of scope completely within the context of the architecture of the neighborhood and kelly wong who preservation agrees that that i object to show you pictures of the neighbors decks he have those as well in terms of outreach as i said we had plenty of the outreach and chat with the neighbors you have all those e-mails inside of our briefs we've got a lot more work to do we could not appease mr. norris i'll tell you when we offered to build the fence and the planters and the bottom of the hill bamboos he e-mailed me and mind- i was on all the e-mails never once said anything about planning to appeal he threw thank you. this out and now
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we're stuck one thing i'll mention the nov we had the permit somehow the and will fee didn't get paid we paid it and they removed the nov. >> your time is up. >> mr. sanchez. >> well, we get to hear from the z a. >> scott sanchez planning department the subject property is unique with the zoning district the lot configuration it was probably built as a bridge originally built as the second building on the lot but it is at the rear a small access to the side around the appellants property that provides assess essentially land located but regarding the ceqa
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review it was appropriate reviewed by ceqa the preservation specialists it was out dated we were advised our ceqa guidelines swlgs as well as our general policies and procedures we have a ceqa check list that was properly class one classified as an exception under second that allows for additions under 10 thousand square feet it is clear it is approved under ceqa the preservations concerns are real about the location of the door and preserving the exist windows and the location of the existing windows i conformed confirmed that was with our cooperated our this afternoon it has been in terms of ceqa code compliant and a unique lot but within the
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buildable area within the reduced size of the deck didn't trigger firewalls and otherwise compiles with our notifications i understand the concerns by the appellant as a unique situation but i do find that the size of the deck being relatively shallow of 5 feet with about 19 foot and the back of the existing windows have not undue impact of privacy happy to hear there has been offensive made of what to address the privacy concerns to the satisfaction of the appellant but we believe that the project is code compliant and meets the relevant design i'll be happy to answer any questions. >> what's the category rating. >> it's a potential historic
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resource. >> and any idea how many flags are left in the city. >> i don't know. >> very rare and i've only seen two. >> it is pretty rare. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> intrufk minute. >> commissioners joe duffy dbi the building permits was over-the-counter permit and fully remold two bedrooms and laundry room and remodeling and a deck at the front of the building permit was filed on the 11 of may 2015 it went through planning building dpw and mechanic plan check it had some fees got i think
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issues on the 15 of may and suspended on the fifth of june the permit seems to be issued properly we had a complaint on the address date the complaint was filed the 21st of may 2015 and it was that there was doing unpermitted work on the street located in the back on 43 street has permits we reopened the complaint on the 21st of may and it seemed like the building inspector hernandez was out there he wrote up a notice of violation, however, i did note on the 28 of may i didn't recognize a permit was issued and going through plan the check at the same time so he abated the notice of violation it was
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opened and close within a few days i noticed a permit they may have gotten ahead of themselves between the issuance and pretty much around the same time a day are two i'm available to answer any questions. >> thank you. any public comment? comment? >> good evening. i'm arithmetic banner my house actually sits occupy the property line of the back of this house so i'm the only one in the houses that didn't have a deck and so the issue i think is two-fold one it really is a privacy issue in that space that
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we all sort of feel like we're on top of each other because of the decks and the walls so for tom in the front who basically it has an issue with the deck i mean that behooves the city to that about the minor things we can do to help the privacy of all of us question don't have to live close to each other and a deck having a deck is the same that it would be important for the city to say do we all need decks for privacy i feel infringed upon and the neighbors look down on me all the time the other point i'd like to add i think that having conversation with all the neighbors before construction starts is a good thing to do and in this case it would have really helped all of
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us if those are conversations were the new owners would happen before construction and the issue why there was conversation with the neighborhood has to do with with the amount of noise of the construction that started at 7 in the morning a lot of banging and for many of us in the back it soils you know they're in our bedrooms and you know in our houses because you know of the noise so that was the issue really that led to the conversations with the owners who i might say will start construction later i hope you'll think about the privacy issue and how important to the people to have a deck versus the privacy of people having to live in the that we
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all have to live in i hope i'll consider that. >> can i ask a question you participated in the permit holders mentioned they have held up conversation. >> i wasn't at those meetings i actually had work mergers to attend to at the hours i couldn't get to either one because of work and were you aware that the permit holders had asked to put a deck up prior to this hearing. >> oh, yeah. >> did you express complaints or ordinances. >> question found out after the permit we only found out any of this i don't know how many weeks after the banging started then of us knew anything depict for the construction i didn't know
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the house was empty i've been at my house for 25 years so the old lady that used to own it how is it was invisible anyway so we didn't know anything was happening the whole row of us it was the banging and the construction saying what's happening and we found out there was plans and showed the plan and all that i don't imagine. >> the senior owned a a long time in effect on anybody else. >> no effect on anybody zero. >> thank you, thank you. >> next speaker >> mrs. johnson i have this has
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to do with privacy areas being that were trees blocking the areas and some things solutions so the trees will grow there and this one of the speakers on the hill where the privacy is in use we need on this 407 and the apartment building inspector should look into selling those details and know to clarify
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thank you. >> is there any additional public comment. >> seeing none then we'll take rebuttal starting with the appellant you have 3 minutes. >> all right. thank you very much a couple of things i want to touch on the size of the deck is not the issue but the backyard on the deck the more you see to call that out in is important mr. skaerts man said in the hearing they were not making adjustments outside the envelope it is not correct so i wanted to call that out generally we were not opposed to the investors giving the property adding square footage to make a profit we're asking we do that with respect to privacy i'll mentioned that the owners of the subject property mentioned agreement with everyone i didn't
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hear this is oifrn not the case i want to call it out with respect to the letter from brad and jack they're currently in francis i wanted to tell the truth this is the problem they have it, it is more or important let's see i want to call out the sight lines are different so sort of hanging out watching the view this is a much sort of more than or more comboefrgz private issue than transient glances through a window i'd like to just call up this point out about this measure so again you know we talked about 6 foot and 10 foot fences this is outlined was it didn't materially effect the interior privacy that is unfortunate that
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would have been a great option that let's see i want to call out one other thing the conflict between the historical and privacy that is important one shouldn't dismiss the office of the city administrator other from being considered i understand there are historical concerns with changing the deck but because this didn't mean our privacy issue should be ignored and one last thing about this lack of contact i sent an amending 3 weeks ago to the owners of this house when i gave him any brief and happy to consider that outside of the hearing allison park received no word from them at all until i got the respondents brief in my mailbox i'll be happy to answer any questions. >> mr. norris the permit
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holders indicated they - discussed with you the possibility of putting a different type of plant palate 2, 3, 4 the it is probably a denser visual screen did you respond to that. >> a great question i responded one of the issues with the flippers is their offered to put this in but no guy they'll stay hey you don't like the bam both you're free to cut it do you only user down only to - that was done to placate the neighbors. >> thank you very much. >> i'll take rebuttal from the permit holder now.
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>> so again i want to touch on that letter from the neighbors i don't know when they wrote that letter they're out of the country i've been dealing with their daughter and sfonl in the backhouse met with them 1e6r789 and adapt with that list what they wanted from us we'll do those things they signed and this is you know i don't know if i care the interrogation from dock you signed each party signed this was done on the 16 i want to say 16 of july so this is this letter to me is brand new might have been sent you know a long time ago before this amendment but per agreement
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they've taken themselves off the field regarding the other neighborhoods you have it in your brief this is an e-mail everyone was copied on they said great thanks we're also happy and that's where it evident not another message not another thing from margo except she has concerned with trellis on the back of her highway we 240e6r8d we'll meet and find a way to move it we're doing everything we can to make sure everyone is happy marge goes house is behind ours the deck is invisible to her what else so regarding the fence i know that's been brought up i want to be clear that fence at least the way i understand this
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is a picture of the fence as you can see the finished does the boards face mr. norris house the gate has a lock on the inside that is attached to mr. norris house this fence belongs to mr. norris we offered to pay for it and do it ourselves that is not enough i'm not sure what we can do only get rid of the deck it fits between code and guidelines the city approved that everything works so that's it i hopefully, you guys approve it. >> i have a question have you or your partner's ever bought an old house and refurnished it and sold it. >> i have not well, no i
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remodeled my own home where i live. >> but you pooled your savings to buy this house. >> correct. >> are you professional redevelopers. >> no, this is the first time me and my dad and mike has done it the other mike has been our design guy but me and my dad and friend have never done it we're not deep pocketed flippers. >> thank you anything further from the department i have a question for mr. sanchez sanchez. >> thank you. is there any issues with putting a fence back there. >> no scott sanchez planning department the feet and height to follow the construction with whatever vegetation they want to
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plant. >> to that vegetation competency 10 feet. >> yeah. we have plenty of height limit. >> just asking. >> how many fences are the responsibility of both pertains are they limited. >> that's a thing the planning department would love to weigh in on but generally we'll look at it as which property has the design there are many ways to up to the time cut it who is property it is physically on. >> yeah. >> did you have a question for intooufks than commissioners the matter is submitted. >> i'll jump in i'm inclined to uphold the permit but condition it on the addition of a 10 foot fence and planting of bamboo or some other
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fast growing at all plants as to the question i agree with you however is planting one could plant bamboo it grows 15 or 20 feet high whatever and the subsequent owner can come in and rip it down so we can only mandate the condition of the 10 foot fence so really - >> they could take the fence down too so really the condition is a condition. >> yeah. >> the question is whether the appellants desires in relationship to their feelings of privacy equalities or it he exceeds the deserves of the property owner that is the of course, by us as
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to how to go with this and i don't find that there concerns for the privacy reached to the point where the property owner is not allowed to do code compliant. >> i agree we all live in the city and unfortunately privacy is an issue i have very large windows, in fact, the same integrity doors that the appellant has i don't like and my neighbors have a self-reliant view of my living room and dining room this has come up this is one of the reasons we live in san francisco we have a dense population not uncommon that property windows overlook other property windows and specifically flag lots are
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extremely rare i've been in the industry for 17 years this is the second time i've seen it a do you have an opinion of the issues this home was empty for 25 years and people have gotten used to the home being entry we're in a housing crunch whether the lady was a senator senior a to herself i'd like have a larger issue walk down the flag pole on the back of the house thirty feet away i believe that the permit was issued properly and again we can't control what happens in the future and the 10 foot fence didn't effect the second floor it didn't stop the views and the site line and the site line that is pretty much the same although a lot of us have decks we live in san francisco how many people are actually on their deck on the
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regular because i have 3 decks and can't remember the last time i got open with only i'm inclined to deny the appeal and approve the permit as it stand. >> question and to deny the appeal and approve the permit as properly issued fwip the departments. >> thank you. >> there's a motion to uphold this permit on the basis it was properly issued. >> on that motion commissioner fung commissioner president lazarus commissioner wilson is absent commissioner swig thank you the vote is 4 to zero it permit is upheld on that
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basis. >> thank you. we'll now call item 8 howard versus the department of building inspection with the planning department approval property on fulsome street protesting the issuance on may of an alteration permit to extend the rear kitchen and rear deck and raising raise the building to accommodate parking and the side yard and new master bedroom bathroom and closet we'll start with the appellant you have 7 minutes. >> okay hello i've lived on fulsome for 3 years thanks for hearing this appeal i know that is late i want to say i'm in supportive redevelopment on fulsome with one expectation the to galileo goal will block
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the light and our daughters window the rear slaeltd deck is a problem someone it is an on it looks straight into our premise before me it is a previous concern we can't ignore you upcoming the following concern is the potential for noise from someone that is actually speaking on the deck or upcoming their literally the deck is 8 feet away from our bedroom window you're on the architect beverage and it was 6 foot below the windowsill not 6 foot below i muttered 5 and change 4 foot 4 so someone standing on the deck has a direct eye line into our master bedroom it just you know i understand what you're saying about having a deck in san francisco we live in a dense
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city absolutely this is not a preexisting condition so i think it is something to consider i believe that the deletion of the deck from the plans will just avoid any enabling conflict going forward i understand that i know i met shawn and joanne on any bed over looking at the development they've agreed that is a problem and tried to come up with a solution like a screen or per goal i think you call it they were looking at it is it was not a solution small business can look straight through and i think there were code issues they couldn't build that kind of thing so if you could put users yourselves in our position would
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you, you like someone that far from the deck at eye level while you're in our own bed that is not right to me that's why i am hear that's all i have i drew over this elevation so i outlined our master bedroom window from joe to be routine by the planning commission, and may be acted upon by a single roll call vote drawings a person of 6 foot standing on the deck as you can see the eye level straight into our bedroom so upcoming this is the reason i show this to shawn and joanne 38 they tried to come up with a solution in good faith we talked about one way glass that didn't exist apparently a market for
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someone and this is why we're here couldn't find a solution the only solution to delete the deck from the plans and let the project move forward that's all i have any questions? mr. kennedy the windows you're referring to are parallel to the property line >> i'm defense attorney what howard and mr. howard the windows you're referring to are parallel to the. >> yes. >> in our master best testimony other windows. >> sorry on that side one on the odds we have another. >> on the opposite side. >> rear yard and not oppose side of that rear window so one here and one just over there a much smaller window. >> anything. >> thank you.
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>> my name is joe i'm the architect of the project and jane and shawn kennedy are the owners the contenders purchased this house in 2012 this is right here in this photograph with the intent of expanding for their handling this is the appellants property next door this is our block drawings of the subsequent property of the kennedy's house with the rear yard and the proposed roof deck and the appellants are their
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bedrooms located in the atmosphere and this is the window in questioning the appellant has a fairly large yard the kerpdz house is small with a small rear yard and the deck is a huge part of their home they'd like to keep it. >> this is the second floor second level for the deck and in relationship to the appellants window this is actually 10 feet away 8 feet away with the dr hearing as opposed to the dr conditions subsequent during the building permit reviewed combustible materials are foster away to move the deck 2 feet further than the conditions now 10 feet
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uaw the focus of the deck is actually to the north where there's a this view but there's he looks at to the north so the use of deck is for that purpose and this is no intent to look into the side in addition the appellant has 3 fairly tall trees good morning on the side yard and currently block the window and the design of this we didn't realize you could barely see it in this photograph and this is the same photograph where we are standing approximately where the roof deck is and this is showing the appellants trees as well as our planter boxes into in addition to the protection for privacy
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actually proposes to plant the hoff seed that are hardy and fast growing and provides screening and those are elevations rear elevations showing the relationship between the master bedroom window this green planting and the roof deck and likewise this is a view from darrell's windows or darrell's side again hocking his existing trees and the planting in the planter boxes in summary we have done the best we can to mitigate the privacy concerns while trying to
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maintain this opinion for the project i do want to point out he's offered to do lighter screening and the dr that took place and that's clearly what we suggested question, adjust even after construction to ata cut off the sidelines and also the screens will require a evaporates they exceeded the variable for the roof decks in the rear yard open space so we elected to the to do that thank you. >> how high was the screen arrest the screens were 8 feet high. >> where were they located. >> where the planter boxes are now. >> on the south side. >> the south side of the planter and .
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>> wrapping the screens were discussed during the dr hearing and they were not provided plus required another surveillance that's another thank you. >> mr. sanchez. >> did you have something you wanted to add? oh >> yes. >> hi jane kennedy we have lived in that neighborhood for quite some time. >> could you prosecute speak into the microphone. >> we live in the where we live now we go out there and hang out on any back deck and you know we bought the house four a city
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view everybody times a city view that was the themselves it's to brew and stay in our neighborhood we love to live you know united states view is of the city not somebody's bedroom window that's my only point. >> from my understanding i'm jane kennedy the view that dearly is saying we can see into the window i have no deserve to look that way not to line you were the site we've done our due diligence and provided solutions and recommendations that will more suffice the privacy issues but we've been residents a long time we have a small lot as storm said but want the city view. >> thank you mr. sanchez.
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>> thank you scott sanchez planning department subject property within the rh2 district in the sgrts that was discretionary review that was filed that underwent the section notification and variance were required forefront setback and rear yard the structure on which the deck was subject to the variance part of giving of the variance that was granted was imposed by the commission to have that landscaping there that commission voted to take dr and that landscaping noted the adjacent property is a legal non-compliant structure into the rear yard also some of the issues that were somewhat mitigating and don't use that in an environmental sense but the
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issues that the deck itself is a deck that is assessed from the master bedroom they have a deck at gay that is assessed by the kitchen probably that would be a patio being wild used and the elevations in relation color in the previous case a great difference that thought appellant and the thought subject property more likely you'll be in the subject property onto the subject property than the other way around note by the project manager or project sponsor but take dr shifted further when it went through dbi dbi said they need a further setback more than that 5 feet that brings it
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further away so the police vehicle considered and exhausted approved there is impacts think light it comes to the privacy concerns that were raised here so with that i'm available to answer any questions. >> mr. sanchez we saw a drawing that indicated that the deck is less than 6 feet below the ceiling the bedroom, in fact how much further blow is the deck than the sill of the window of the appellant. >> i would like to defer to the diagrams that were prepared by the project sponsor for this dimension but relative it is lower but the subject deck is
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lower than the apartments floor so i don't know the exact dimension but the permit holder can provide that on the previous plan and come back on the 3 minutes. >> if it is less than 6 feet than you know there's merit to the argument that if somebody choose not 6 feet but if you were 6 feet which is not an unusual height as - and average for that a male is less than 6 feet. >> i'll say that if the sill was 8 feet above the deck is more amp than 6 feet we're looking into the bedroom that's why i asked that. >> i understand pie and the
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other issue for me is that in your opinion if the deck was cut unlawful and shortage or shortened from 8 feet down would that a mitigating opportunity. >> that was the position of the planning department the project as originally proposed met relevant guidelines and the commission reduced the i am not we think that is acceptable as is and certainly getting to be of a certain size it is loose it's feasibility as american people open space. >> we saw an open space i believe the house what say was in the richmond - the sunset where was a very short deck. >> i think that was smaller than that wasn't it. >> 8 feet
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that was the last case. >> yeah. the last was 5 by 18 or so, i mean. >> i'm not disagreeably with our point i'm trying to look at all sides are the position of the department it is acceptable. >> what would the architect reference the variance to put in the screens. >> this portion of the building located in the rear yard so any addition beyond what is here the evaporates has been issued a screen that is within the rear yard would require a variance because that - the screen would be on top of the proposed structure and it wouldn't comply with the rear yard compton part time. >> it is only for a rail height. >> it is what was approved so there was nothing that was
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granted on the variance for anything greater than that. >> you mentioned the appellants property is illegal and non-conform was that there a variance issue for building in the rear lot and i didn't look at the record but the amount of the structure it is existed prior to the requirements and i can look at the records to see if there are recent vaurnsz but my assumption it is compliant. >> it was just built that way. >> eject thank you. >> mr. duffy. >> joe duffy dbi i didn't hear building code issues in any
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brief or discussion i'm available to answer any questions but it looks like the building permitted was approved. >> okay. any public comment? >> my name is valerie i live next to the kennedy's today i find them to be very courteous and respectful and quiet neighbors their dining room window faces my laundry room and their master my became and their deck my deck i never feel infringed upon they're very respectful and understand the tightness of spaces in san francisco and i had had think they do a nice job have never making me feel uncomfortable in my own home. >> thank you. any other public
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comment? >> valerie johnson they used to have 332 fulsome street that we had planned to you know make a better place of and raised out first you know - (inaudible) i think we can it is a place of enjoyment to improve the lots in this area that the real planning department you know put into the you know another on the uses
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rooms probably the better yards and they respect you for parking areas that we you know went down here and paid for that they say about the bathrooms and the things and that's not that's all i have to say thank you. >> thank you. we can take rebuttal starting with the appellant mr. howard do you have anything else to say i have 3 minutes. >> don't have much to say i really met john a few times we got along fine i don't have a problem with shooun on his district of columbia i'm
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concerned about maybe he's redeveloping the property will will upper market sell the property i don't know what is going to happen it is 8 feet from my bedroom window that is my opportunity to stop it you know, i know personally shawn i've never met his wife i'm sure she's quite all right. too but i wanted to make that clear this is not anything personal only a deck a few feet from my bedroom window not a preexisting condition something we we have control over. >> mr. howard at this time if you want to reconsider a screen on that deck. >> i would consider a screen if it serves the function
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absolutely. >> the screen can only go back to the average of the rear yard property line beyond that that the variance okay. >> so i'm not sure. >> it is 80 percent of the deck. >> okay. so i would not see that as a solution to to be honest simply simply because someone standing on the side of the screen looking straight in if it was a screen that blocked the view of somebody maybe 6 feet tall looking at our window perfect that's a solution great that works but screening 80 percent someone that wants to look into the bedroom window that's not a solution. >> can you offer up something mr. howard. >> sure. >> as mentioned we have quite a
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few of the windows 27 in our home we over look at our neighbors bathrooms and they look at us we're in an elevated position we've gone with a roller shade during the daytime so from the interior to the exterior they can't see in but from me from the inside to the outside you can see out they can't see in i have a 13-year-old daughter that overlooks any neighbors i still want privacy we have an added treatment for a privacy so during the daytime we still get to enjoy our view and light with zero privacy issues at night when we turn our lights on in the interior we have a privacy button and it lowers the shade
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our master bedroom 7 of the homes can see our master bedroom so it is really nice having to be able to see the view in the daytime and option for privacy at night. >> that is, i guess that's works for you if you could imagine in our bedroom our master bedroom we have a verify the best house that is why we're all here the best you can see you know so that's our verify at night time it is a spectacular view the only one from inside our house if he block that at night time you know yeah. >> if the lights are off on the inside you still see out at night is works in reverse.
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>> yeah. similar we looked one way glass solution if the lights are on smiled you can see you know - >> that's the problem. >> for some. >> i understand okay and but you know from our prospective did anybody build anything looking at inside our house. >> just for conversation we built our extension both our neighbors filed a discretionary review i made the design notifications to suit both my neighbors my neighbors to my immediate north betsy carmichael his house his immediate concerns i'd like look at his home and now his deck looks at being so my whole house i'm quite aware
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of that. >> it didn't sound like. >> we still talk that's fine. >> it didn't sound like a great solution something that was probably avoidable. >> it is it is what it is like i said, i said we live in an urban environment and have closed proximity to our neighbors it's all good. >> okay. thank you and any other questions. >> mr. alternating man. >> i want to point out a question about the windowsill height i manufactured that it is 6 feet from the sill to the window deck surface your question about the lattice and 80 percent of the screen the rear incline is at the wall of the back wall the bedroom to the door
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entire deck is in the rear setback but permitted less than 10 meeting feet in height anything above that requires a evaporates so it required a variance you can verify that i want to point out wu we have an exist clearance for the property that does a pretty good job of screening the windows there is already privacy resulting in the conditions which are a huge consideration thank you. >> mr. sanchez. >> go ahead. >> one other thing i want to say is that when they're talking about the sightlines and 6 foot tall we have 10 feet back into this building so it is not like i'm standing and looking into the
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windowsill 10 feet back the sidelines are the sidelines other thing? my home not a developer not going to sell this property or anything like that i want to make that point. >> thank you scott sanchez planning department just to commercialism the subject property is 36 rh2 within the sgruts that has a 45 rear yard requirement that didn't allow the methodology we'll have in the code it is a bit of a strieshth or strickerer yard requirement and commissioners even though matter is
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submittedstricter >> owe. not per squatted we the appellants argument the view is directly into his bedroom there is a significant height differentiateal and not persuaded how much views there would be anyways based on the amount of trees and greenery i'm not prepared to support the appellant in his appeal. >> i'm in agreement. >> a little bit different than the last case i'm in agreement. >> i'll no -
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>> i'm going to move it uphold the permit and deny the appeal on the basis it is code compliant. >> thank you. >> there's a motion on the floor to up to date u you would it is code compliant. >> on that motion commissioner president lazarus commissioner vice president honda commissioner wilson is absent commissioner swig thank you. the vote is 4 to zero the permit is you would on that basis thank you commissioner president lazarus no further business this evening. >> we're
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>> (clapping) i'd like po to welcome you all for this ceremony thank you for joining us i hope and trust getting here with the closer it wasn't not hard i to the here at 7:30 we're going to begin the program with the national black anthem of the republic of korea sing the star extending spending banner and then bringing on students from korea singing the korean national black anthem
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please join me with our amendment national anthem ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ (clapping.) >> thank you ladies and gentlemen, if you would please remain standing i'd like to introduce the kids from korean college who are studying for courses in the summer their chicagoan choi flew over with his wife from korean chancellor thank you if the students will now come on stage
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(clapping.) >> smile. >> please cue the national anthem of the republic of korea ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ (singing in korean) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ . (clapping.) >> thank you very much nice presentation at this point i'd like to introduce our chaplain to present the invocation please remain sitting chaplain denny is a retired
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juney sergeant recipe of the navy cross for valor and purple heart in the battle of the hook during the korean war he's also the current chap lip of the first marin division please welcome denny wiseburg. >> please remain seated in our own persuasion please follow along with what i have to say heavenly father we're blessed you've preserved this spot this glorious place to put a glorious memorial for the korean war we ask you put our loving armed around everyone that has to do with with this all the veterans that were there both korean and
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american in korean during that war their families please remember those we have lost i'll like to ask you to take one momentum of silence in memory of those brave souls in the landing in 1950 and the sounds like from 1950 to 1953 (silence) god we just thank you so much for the privilege of serving you and serving our country's we just thank you so much for this glorious day and glorious scene i ask you to put our loving arms around those folks around you are military whatever
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in harm's way eir otherwise and our families around this will think a be a great educational spot for the future those things we ask in your holy name. >> thank you denny we're very pleased and honored we have a special guest who is joining us former skooirtd 0 george p sxhuflts and his wife for the city and county of san francisco (clapping) and for the state of california secretary councilmember curls who identical was awarded the sole peace prize by the government of the republic of korean in 1992 the most recent recipe was from germany george
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not to make a few remarks please welcome the secretary of state. >> thank you. >> fellow veterans and those who are marines let's goes simplify simplify. >> i started my career in siphon government in the i's hover and isaac closed it out we're proud of that for younger people i's hover was a very wise map man now the relationship with too the united states and south coroner is long and close and during my time as secretary of state we worked closely together and i made quite a few of the trips to korean and i remember all the planning that went into the soul olympics and
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look at the wonderful ways the properties westbound developed one incident that stands out everyone was worried security particular with the north tendency towards take care religious freedom we worked on that. >> and one occasion the sooifb foreign minister was visited me i took him to the white house and reagan said mrvpt steven athletes will be in soul no north korean temper religious freedom that's nailed down thank you. >> (clapping.) thank you, mr. secretary. >> will typed i'd like to recognize the people for whom
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this memoryal a constructed to your right those whiteheads stones 20002 hundred and 73 are for people that fought in the korean war for those men and women and for all of you here we're a debt of gratitude will all korean war veterans please stand and be recognized (clapping.) thank you, gentlemen. >> we also, of course wouldn't be here without donations so wild all donors who that made this possible to please stand and be recognized (clapping.)
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thank you, gentlemen ladies and gentlemen, we also have with us today each of uh our distinguished guests 23rr789 will be speaking several will not i want to acknowledge and recognize them first we have supervisor scott wiener of san francisco and we have vice president of the are korean war million foundation a strong supporter of korean war veterans mr. mann jay kim (clapping.) let's see our next speaker is a man who most of you know judge convincing necessarily restored
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are r retired superior court judge and now want and chairman of the korean war millennial foundation please welcome mr. contra costa (clapping.) >> good morning to everyone i don't know if that gentleman who spoke introduced himself he's jerry regard that is correcter the almost only employee of the foundation and once upon a time and still forever united states marin korean e corp. captain i want to recognize him (clapping.) i do have some remarks but i have the responsibility under
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our sometimes second degree emitted mode of operation of the foundation to recognize some other attendees and guests we're pleased to see here reference was made i'd like that them to stand chancellor and ms. jewishic choi of korea (clapping) and to egon choi the president of the soul san francisco sister city committee (clapping) ms. paula collins vice chair chairman of the presidio board
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of directors (clapping) and other members of the foundation board of directors i'd like to ask them to stand after i recite their them curtis lieutenant commander and frank united states merchant marin who retired (clapping) and we have a wonderful accountant who i would like to say have stand steve lynn (clapping.) i also want to record the fact that president here 3 representatives of 3 of the members of the u.n. e united nations which participated in the korean war the council
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general the leggings burger and - (clapping.) deputy council general of id dr. k jay (clapping) and from the consul general of the republic of the philippines reginald bernard (clapping.) it is said and admiral brown is here admiral can you stand please (clapping) it is said that nothing is a short as the public's memory those here born before 1935 or
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before 1940 the memory of june 25, 1950 remains especially for those persons who after that dark day were in or transported to the republic of korea as a soldier a nurse navy, castro street or merchant marin sailor or markup and many of the veterans are here thank god today others present represent americans, koreans and others as president dwight dj iblgs hover proclaimed on january 20th, 1953, at much is time in history
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we who are free much proclaim a new our faith 3 years later came pamela and a troubled trust that continues in tragic division of a people that should be one nation at peace and threatening no other nation we hear assembled should never forget the assumption of the responsibility of the u.n. members led pie america joined by the republic of korea in preserving the great good of south korea our purpose to remind post 1943 generations of that struggle the unity of these us bank members and the deaths and wound of those buried cross
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the road and the 2 hundred millions members military and siphon who died in those 3 years and who lie elsewhere this millennial constitutes a notable undertaking accomplished by a hundred of millions of korean and american we remember when freedom was preserved as part of an asia peninsula that must one day be holy free history is to a nation what memory is to an individual our respective republics are built on invented free speech and law and order constructive social purpose and international
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peace hang cook (calling names) the korean people are peace loving and harding people so two (clapping.) are the americans and unmembers that joined the south korea people with valor to reject gratification and create an example for future generations and eternity to those virtues and to that purpose we dictate this historic monument thank you
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(clapping.) >> thank you, judge cop and the judge mentioned i was a captain in the marin korean i would be remiss in i looked at technology the president here of the general in the marine corp. and the board member of the foundation michael u s generally of the club on memorial street donald reed is a treasurer of the memorial foundation and the personal donor of over a quarter of a million dollars to this million he'll be reading a message florida senator dianne feinstein remarks she prepared
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because her business in washington prevented here from being here today please welcome my guest. >> thank you jerry good morning ladies and gentlemen i'd like to acknowledge first secretary schmitz and also judge cop former judge and mayor ed lee it pleased me very much to make those comments on the on behalf of senator feinstein she would today, we celebrate the groundbreaking for the bay areas korean million that commemorates and honors the courageous korean war conveniences with their surface for freedom and democracy it is fitting indeed that a
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permanent million be located here as san francisco was the point for so many americans that fought in that war and the end of the journey for so many who returned through the golden state both living and dead this million will help to insure the all of a sudden forgotten people are remembered to all korean veterans thank you for your services and my thanks to everyone for the support of this million and our remembrance of the modern 2 hundred and 50 thousand americans and south korea's allied soldier that gave their lives in the name of the freedom for the republic of korea thank you senator dianne feinstein (clapping.)
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thank you, don i neglect of duty to mention following 24 ceremony to our left food will be served complimentary luncheon for anyone that wants to stick around and eat i for one will typed i'd like to introduce a gentleman who most of you know the honorable mayor edwin lee city and county of san francisco mr. mayor (clapping.) >> thank you, captain parker and thank you for your service to our city and country hello, everybody welcome you know, i think our particular blessed this morning since i believe according to nancy who
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is the chairperson everyday is foggy but today not foggy you know i don't have an opportunity to thank my dad for being a veteran i'll speak through the veterans here to thank him that's why here today i'm proud to stand here and celebrate the long awaited groundbreaking for the site of the million dollar our veterans have chesterfield chosen i think that is an outstanding site and perfect for this memorial it certainly commemorates and honors our well deserving veterans and together we in san francisco will always remember remember the americans that fought in the all of a sudden forgotten war with their brother and sister in south korea i want to thank again, the houbl
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inventing i quinton cop and men's e members of the coroner foundation have insured the future generation those you saw sing and many more who perhaps with that reminder never forget the true cost of war and certainly the true price of freedom today thousands of military veterans call san francisco their home in our city i working along with supervisor scott wiener and the entire board of supervisors we will not turn our backs on the dedicated veterans that made surfaces for our freedom so the the men and women return from the armed services we'll make sure they get proper support and services from education to
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jobs to housing in our city burglary make sure they're not on our streets and i i want to give a specialized recognize by the end of this year thangsz to the generosity of benny hoff and other volunteers we'll end homelessness for veterans in san francisco. (clapping.) i've had the privilege of knowing now for almost two years our consul general from korea i want to thank him for his friendship and our soul sister city to visit soul and honor the people of south korea and to make sure we continue this wonderful relationship that we have in culture and education and more and more in the business relationships
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all san francisco should take pride in this million that hours the korean veterans thanks to the service their services will not be forgotten and all of us all of us have benefited by their service to protect our feemz and given what has happened of the things we celebrate in san francisco i want to say that freedom is pretty nice to have and that's why we need to thank people that have surfaced the ultimate for this let this million also stand for a testament not only for war but to the freier and the united states and republic of korea that builds a partnering that provides us what opportunity for culture an education and economic collaborations and i look forward captain and
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consul general and minister kim and george and charlotte and to the wonderful foundation leaders and to honorable judge cop to this day we not just kick start this but see this million and is a shake our hands yet we all night in the future of generations to appreciate what occurred then and what we do for each to keep our nation's strong thank you very much (clapping.) thank you. >> thank you, mayor ed lee at this point i'd like to say to bring judge cop back to the microphone for a special introduction judge cop. >> my pleasure to present the
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honorable kim i couldn't know who a member of the national assembly of the republic of korea chairman of the american veterans of korea foundation an organization dedicated to supporting veterans representative kim flew here from soul yesterday for this occasion and at 2:00 p.m. believe it or not he's going to be as sfo flying back to soul so join me in a happy greeting to representative kim i couldn't know (clapping.) (clapping.) >> good morning, everybody.
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we speeding i would like to congratulate the millennial foundation for today is groundbreaking ceremony of this million in san francisco i would like to thank the san francisco korean million foundation and the president quinton co-cop sea others for hosting simple a mooifb be event and thank you to mayor ed lee, consul general hang and kay vice president of the cornell being leaders today most importantly i'd like to gnaw my deepest gratitude to the korean war veterans and families
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that devoted themselves to protect freedom and peace in the republic of korea it is my privilege and honor to attend to today is ceremony and deliver a speech on behalf of the republic of korea 2 years ago as the president has a special envoy i attended the 16th anniversary which was held and coroner million no washington, d.c. in front of a president obama and about 10 thousand korean war veterans and their families i promised to establish a foundation to support those hero these and others last year, i promised the american developers of the korean foundations to
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work to provide avoidance to korean war veterans and their descendents including a scholarship program and others products next year we hope we have the chance to give a scholarships to students from san francisco during the korean war many american soldiers came to korea from san francisco today, we are joined by many who were shipped off to korea from san francisco including cornell and i'm sure any anothers thanks to those veterans i'm sure that many veterans from san francisco have wanted to see this million for a long time it is a stipend there was no
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korean war million in san francisco until now despite it's historical meaning in the korean war although it is late i'm happy the korean government can speak to build the korean million in san francisco i'd like to give a special thanks to all those people who donated we will continue to crotch fully until the end the united states and its republic of korea have marking tougher share the prosperity together thanks to korean war veterans korean people will not forget the surface and fight of the korean war veterans it is my hopes as chairman of the american veterans of the korean
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foundation will further strengthen the u.s. korean alliance that was forced in blood all those years ago i look forward to the new chapter our two countries will offer together including i once again pay my deepest went and gratitude to the korean war veterans i hope this million keeps the memory of a korean war veterans lee alive for future generations of san francisco i wish you all great health and happiness go bless you and your families (clapping.) >> thank you, representative thank you very much foundation was established in 2010 and in 2011 was accorded
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tax exempt status by the internal revenue service and the california franchisee tax board serving as president of the foundation during those years and until february 20th, 2015, was former congress retired marin korea cornell we'd of the navy cross at a second lieutenant with the marin corp. in korea and 15 year members of the united states how's house of representatives my friend since 1962 the honorable paul pete ma columnist key junior
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(clapping.) he has transmitted to me 3 sentences which i asked him to say so i can gnaw them to all of us as follows: the million we commence to build today will honor the dead of 18 nations over 36 thousand americans and 9 hundred thousand south korean military who setting out to enforce the landmark provisions of the u.n. charter adapted in this city in 1945 never again should one nation invade another 3 year war ended in that left
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the people of korea divided against there will hopefully, this monument mr. will last long enough to see the peaceful reunification of the people in who's honor so many died from 1950 until 1953 my pleasure now is to present the chairwoman of the presidio trust the presidio was established by an act of congress and under the provisions of that statute there is is term limit
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and i regret that the term limit applies to the person i am about to introduce her name is nancy hellman bechtel she's led the presidio trust and served with notable for 8 years she's a san franciscan from a family of san franciscans date to the 19th century also a person that leads by practice today, she gave me this envelope what is in this envelope? i believe in this envelope is a check representing a donation to
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the chronically foundation now how often does our landlord donate money to you? (clapping) >> would you, please welcome the leader what hospital insured the best corporation i can imagine about our landlord the presidio trust and we striving poor tenants nancy hellman beck at all (clapping) (laughter) wow. that's quite an introduction anyway it is my pleasure on behalf of the presidio trust to welcome you all here and really to thank convincing phenomenon for the nice words that's a pleasure to work with him as quinton said all of us who serve on the presidio trust it is a finite term i'd like have
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the pleasure of being on this board for 7 plus years and chairman for the last 4 years i had the privilege of being here when the korean war memorial was first proposed and accepted by the trust i'm still on the braid until the new members will be scorn in looks like that is wednesday so i'm taking this time to enjoy the last time is chairman and totally appropriate i'm here today, i worked with quinton and the war million fund to get this thing done since 1776 tests been home if the spaniards to the mexicans when we celebrity the golden gate bridge i actually called my friend general mike myet and
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said do you think that the navy and the marines would like to get involved in this celebration he said, of course, so many people that shipped out from here they are last site of the american is the presidio and the golden gate bridge so thanks to mike he called his friends in the navy and marines we sent out the architecture carrier the minutes came in under the golden gate bridge with 5 thousand sailors running the ship that was a beautiful site thank you mike (clapping.) so the trust has sought to continue the presidio's role as a plays of service and recognizes it's military history thousand of men and women train here in the presidio and bart for all wars and certainly the
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korean war this million supports that by commemorating the soldiers who fought and often gave their lives in that war and more and more has been mentioned more than 23 hundred veterans are buried in the national ceremony up there including general william d the highest prisoner of war in the korean war he served as deputy commanding general of the 16 u.s. army at the presidio there is no more fitting place to have this million than right here as you look at the golden gate bridge looking at the national ceremony and cross the whole bay alcatraz i want to congratulate everyone for this success of the fundraising and the success of groundbreaking
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you're all my heros thank you (clapping) thank you very much. >> thank you chairwoman beck at all very well said were while we're on the presidio trust on my level a little bit lower than chairman beck at all our closet allies has been a man named michael bowing land achieve the park development for the presidio trust and an ardent ally since it's inception this was michael that first brought john stevens and don reed treasurer to view this site as a possible site for the million nevertheless to say it is beautiful and price also and chairwoman beck tail mentioned i'll ask you to join me in
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welcoming this michael bowing land michael (clapping) thank you, thank you good morning, everyone thank you for coming and welcome to the presidio i cannot how pleased i am after several years we've worked on this project and breaking ground on this million thank you to all the veterans here your service to our community and nation is incredible and today is really about honoring your service (clapping) as nancy beck topple mentioned presidio as a legacy of service generations of soldier served here and kept our nation safe generation of the soldiers served here and support our local community shelter to thousands of revenues and patrolling the city and keeping
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it safe as well there's a dual outlet in the mission protecting our nation and also serve our local community as this dual legacy of support our community is something we in the presidio trust take seriously today several volunteers come and work in the park and serve our innovation in a civilian way but the honor of military serve every year tens of thousand of young people develop as future leaders and future generations by connecting to the rich history they honor the men and women that served here every year leading from across the country train at the presidio institute in fort scott and leave spider by the presidio armed workplace an ambition to
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serve the community so in this way we the presidio and the community that now loves this place and uses this place everyday continue this legacy of service and try to live up to the standard that was set by the men and women that served our country here so for me this million represents many things that represents not only on a opportunity for us to honor the men and women who severed in this war the men and women who made the ultimate surface for our safe as nancy said shipped out the last united states with the golden gate but it serves as a beacon for the generations of people to come that will joust this park and it will be spider by the legacy of services in their own ways in their community and think it to build on the example set by the men and women that served here
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i'm delighted this mill will be here we strongly believe 2 too can be a piece of beacon that the presidio represents inform so many people and inspire young men and women who come here for generations to come i'll be remiss if i didn't thank the gentleman that stopped by my office to honor the men and women that served in korean in a way they deserve to be honored i can't tell how honored i am to be here where we share ♪ milestone towards chief of police that goal thank you, gentlemen for your service and based for this place >> thank you, michael (clapping.) warren is a retired colonel in
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the marina corp. and president of the military historic tourist company virginia organizers of the revisit korea towers many of us in the audience participated if you haven't contact warren they're quite quite popper popular forgive me warren is virus vice president of the korean war veterans association and here today in that capacity on behalf of the korean war veterans association please welcome cornell warren warren (clapping.) ladies and gentlemen it is an honor for me to be back here my wife and i got here on tuesday it rained the whole week but
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today it is beautiful thank you to the developers and families and friends and as virus vice president of the korean war veterans association it is an honor to represent our members and wanting larry and it is don't to be back in san francisco 65 years ago this month as a pfc i sailed under the golden gate bridge for korea and want to tell you that is an ad lib as soon as we got on the odds we got seasick (laughter) but the rest of the story ladies and gentlemen, is history and i'm looking at the history and theirs history here financing kim sail happened after three weeks
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we joined the first division and fought at the battle of next e neck to know and land and we served in the chosen reservoir all in 3 months in 1954 this is why i say i'm loyal to san francisco i returned to the marin marin barked in treasure island in 1944 i served for 4 years we processed the veterans returning not just the veterans when were buried here but the wounded they were housed in letterman housing here and in the outline naturally hospital on the other side of the bay it is important to all of you that working hard for this memorial to be constructed at the presidio this long over die
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since this great city as always known for taking care of the veterans that was the gateway to korea that was a return all through the golden gate bridge and a flew we when have that many airplanes i want to graduating congratulate all and thank you for having me here may god bless our country and the president and families and friends as well as the great people of san francisco i thank you very much and (clapping.) thank you warren. >> thank you warren. >> 94-year-old john stevens lieutenant cornell is a remarkable american with a
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remarkable history (clapping.) he was a 20-year-old sergeant at pearl harbor when the japanese attacked and served in the pacific in the epic battle of okinawa and one of the first marines to enter the korean war in the perimeter and participated that the first marin landing the liberation of soul and the reservoir caption he is the skeet of this foundation and the man that brought me on board he's the moral compass of that endeavor without his selfishly dlofgs please welcome lieutenant cornell john recognizing stevens (clapping.)
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what can i say after that thank you jerry mayor ed lee supervisor kim consul general and other distinguished guests it is a pleasure to be here the idea for the million was in the fall of 2009 not until 2010 we got this thing organized and idea by a small group of korean veterans today is a start of making that idea a reality and making the idea a reality required the help of many and i want to mention a few of the many first are the donors that have been so general reduce in supporting the idea today for
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a about $2.3 million in addition the republic of korea has pledged one million dollars we thank the presidio trust (clapping.) and in particular michael who gave us the choice of 40 great sites including many outstanding location and thanks to his staff for the great creative support they've given us kim and a has been hosting an annual dinner for local korean veterans for a number of years and in addition to his city council cash doomsz to the foundation he gave for the first two years of our existence provided on office clerical support and legal assistance to get us organized
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jay is one of the most generous people i know thank you man jay (clapping) last but not least we never could have achieved ore our fundraiser goal without the help of consul general and his staff have been resistantless in generating the large participation of the korean community in addition the consul general has been an ongoing supportive resource i've worked with consul general hahn for the past two years he's one of the finest gentleman i've ever met thank you consul general hahn and our staff (clapping.) having said that and now ladies
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and gentlemen it gives me great pleasure to welcome the from the republic of korea (clapping.) (clapping.) >> thank you, john for our kind introduction thank you all for your applause but i think it is not me but john that deserves the much applause to your leadership it is my great honor and privilege to be here with all of you today thank you former secretary golden gate commissioner walton's and mayor ed lee and the honorable kim almost 3 years ago john and dawn
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came to any office and asked us to participate in the fundraiser million since then the members of the korean community even the small joined the campaign so this today, we thank you. the donors including the county leaders my thanks to john and kim (calling names) many veterans korean is very good to join this efforts today my privilege to deliver the check on behalf of the korean government judge cop
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this is from my pocket it is one million dollars. >> wow. (clapping.) >> thank you very much thank you very much. (clapping.) >> no problem. >> (clapping.) this is your check and don't worry about that thank you okay thank you. thank you, thank you. >> as the previous speaker mentioned 65 years ago you veterans crossed this privilege
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to a country you never knew and a people you never met this presidio park was the plasma of the soldiers departed and went to the korean war that is why this is a miserable for this million in this presidio park to this korea would not be enjoying peace democracy and economic prosperity sacrifice and our hero religious freedom of the korean war veterans that's why 9 coroner for our sacrifice to me by the korean war veterans since the korean war korea has changed dramatically over the last decades korea has become
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the best economy in the world one thing that really means forever unchanged no sense of gratitude that the korean thank you for serving in the korean war the korean war is no longer a lost war but a victory all the veterans deserves the title of a horror and you sacrifice really record it forever in history and in this since i believe that the younger generation educated on the korean war and how important our future is this is the million a practices for the education of our younger generation i hope that all of you will continue to support and promote our strong alliance and
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partnering with korea and this great country the united states thank you very much. (clapping.) >> thank you very much thank you consul general hahn i'm a bit revved when quinton received the check he if ask for an id but just accepted the check (laughter) pursue you'll all be relieved to know the speaking part is over we ask you to stay in our seats for the groundbreaking the speakers will preserved down to the stage and you'll see gold shofldz the symbolic beginning to be followed by major construction and not long after that, the completion and official formal opening of this grand million thank you all very
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much yeah. >> one more time. >> one more time? >> yeah. (clapping.) the airport it where i know to mind visions of traffic romance and excitement and gourmet can you limousine we're at san francisco inspirational airport to discover the award-winning concession that conspiracies us around the world. sfo serves are more 40 million travelers a year and a lot of
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the them are hungry there's many restaurant and nearly all are restaurant and cafe that's right even the airport is a diane designation. so tell me a little bit the food program at sfo and what makes this so special >> well, we have a we have food and beverage program at sfo we trivia important the sustainable organic produce and our objective to be a nonterminal and bring in the best food of san francisco for our passengers. >> i like this it's is (inaudible) i thank my parents for bringing me here. >> this the definitely better than the la airport one thousand
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times better than. >> i have a double knees burger with bacon. >> i realize i'm on a diet but i'm hoping this will be good. >> it total is san francisco experience because there's so many people and nationalities in this town to come to the airport especially everyone what have what they wanted. >> are repioneering or is this a model. >> we're definitely pioneers and in airport commemoration at least nationally if not intvrl we have many folks asking our our process and how we select our great operators.
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>> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the food option in san francisco airport are phenomenal that's if it a lot of the airports >> yeah. >> you don't have the choice. >> some airports are all about food this is not many and this particular airport are amazing especially at the tirnl indicating and corey is my favorite i come one or two hours before my flight this is the life. >> we definitely try to use as many local grirnts as we can we use the goat cheese and we also use local vendors we use greenly
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produce they summarize the local soured products and the last one had 97 percent open that. >> wow. >> have you taken up anything unique or odd here. >> i've picked up a few things in napa valley i love checking chocolates there's a lot of types of chocolate and caramel corn. >> now this is a given right there. >> i'm curious about the customer externals and how people are richmond to this collection of cities you've put together not only of san francisco food in san francisco but food across the bay area. >> this type of market with the local savors the high-end products is great.
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>> i know people can't believe they're in an airport i really joy people picking up things for their friends and family and wait i don't have to be shopping now we want people take the opportunity at our location. >> how long has this been operating in san francisco and the late 18 hours it is one of the best places to get it coffee. >> we have intrrnl consumers that know of this original outlet here and come here for the coffee. >> so let's talk sandwiches.
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>> uh-huh. >> can you tell me how you came about naming our sandwiches from the katrero hills or 27 years i thought okay neighborhood and how do you keep it fresh you can answer that mia anyway you want. >> our broadened is we're going not irving preserves or packaged goods we take the time to incubate our jogger art if scratch people appreciate our work here. >> so you feel like out of captured the airport atmosphere.
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>> this is its own the city the airline crews and the bag handlers and the frequent travels travelers and we've established relationships it feels good. >> when i get lunch or come to eat the food i feel like i'm not city. i was kind of under the assumption you want to be done with our gifts you are down one time not true >> we have a lot of regulars we didn't think we'd find that here at the airport. >> people come in at least one a week for that the food and service and the atmosphere. >> the food is great in san francisco it's a coffee and i took an e calorie home every
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couple of weeks. >> i'm impressed i might come here on my own without a trip, you know we have kids we could get a babysitter and have diner at the airport. >> this is a little bit of things for everybody there's plenty of restaurant to grab something and go otherwise in you want to sit you can enjoy the experience of local food. >> tell me about the future food. >> we're hoping to bring newer concepts out in san francisco and what our passengers want. >> i look forward to see what your cooking up (laughter) ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> today we've shown you the only restaurant in san francisco from the comfortableing old stand but you don't have to be hungry sfo has changed what it is like to eat another an airport check out our oblige at tumbler today we are going to talk about fire safety. we are here at the urban center
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on mission street in san francisco. it's a wonderful display. a little house in the urban center exhibition center that shows what it's like in a home in san francisco after an earthquake. one of the major issues that we are going to face after earthquakes are fire hazard. we are happy to have the fire marshall join us today. >> thank you. my pleasure. >> we talk about the san francisco earthquake that was a fire that mostly devastated the city. how do we avoid that kind of problem. how can we reduce fire hazard? >> the construction was a lot different. we don't expect what we had then. we want to make sure with the gas heaters that the gas is shut off.
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>> if you shut it off you are going to have no hot water or heat. be careful not to shut it off unless you smell gas. >> absolutely because once you do shut it off you should have the utility company come in and turn it back on. here is a mock up of a gas hear the on a house. where would we find the gas meter? >> it should be in your garage. everyone should be familiar with where the gas meter is. >> one of the tools is a wrench, a crescent wrench. >> yes. the crescent wrench is good and this is a perfect example of how to have it so you can loosen it up and use it when you need it. >> okay. let's go inside to
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talk about fire safety. many of the issues here relate to fire, for example, we have a little smoke detector and i see you brought one here, a carbon monoxide smoke detector. >> this is a combination of smoke and carbon monoxide detector. they are required in single homes now and in apartment buildings. if gas appliance is not burning properly this will alert you before the fumes buildup and will affect you negatively. >> this is a battery powered? >> this is a battery powered and it has a 10 year battery life. a lot of times you may have one or the other. if you put in just a carbon monoxide
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detector, it's important to have one of these too. every house should have a fire extinguisher yes. >> one thing people expect to do when the power goes out after an earthquake about using candles. what would you recommend? >> if you have a battery operated candle would be better to use. this kind of a candle, you wouldn't want it in an area where it can cause a fire or aftershock that it doesn't rollover. you definitely want to have this in a non-combustible surface. >> now, here we have our stove. after a significant earthquake
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we expect that we may have gas disrupted and so without gas in your home how are you going to cook? >> well, i wouldn't recommend cooking inside of the house. you have to go outside and use a portable stove or something else. >> so it wouldn't be safe to use your fireplace to cook? >> not at first. you should check it by a professional first. >> outside should be a safe place to cook as long as you stay away from buildings and doors and windows. >> yes. that will be fine. >> here we have some alternative cooking areas. >> you can barbecue and if you
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have a regular propane bark could barbecue. >> thank you for joining us. and thanks for this terrific space that you have in this exhibition space and thanks for helping san francisco stay safe. . >> 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
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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 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.) >> .
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>> (speaking foreign language.) (laughter). >> i just want to say thank you 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
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to do hours i want to venture have an active department of building 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
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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 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
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invite and also the invaluable services leaders like sarah or other youth person speeding i 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.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> supervisor christensen and i have had many discussions 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
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tom huey that made sure the building fees results in education and preparation for people like families and seniors 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
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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 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
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earthquake. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> chinatown is particularly 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
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playgrounds where c y c community colleges their sessions between my sessions of playing ping-pong (laughter) >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and again thanks to our leader and department of emergency here collaboration with our fire chief i want to especially thank her and her staff makes sure we're stave during the 4th of july weekend and we were but we're also working outside find chinatown
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to prepare young people and seniors and their families to make sure they have all the training and preparation we must do this on occasion every if one or years people move out and forgot we have better technology to help us and better practices as we learn i want to thank everybody that joins us to make sure that everybody is safer and make sure we don't have the devastation but people that are well prepared school sites, parks, recreation centers, sro's our senior housing complexed our family housing collections and nonprofits all engaged in a very good ongoing dialog to support each other that's why we will be a city that will survive the major earthquake.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> so let me now introduce someone that is a fanatic and already shown herself to be a great supervisor not only working on this but helping to create a lot of senior housing we'll, make those announcement in the short weeks to create more housing opportunity for chinatown and north beach but champion from the district let me introduce to you our
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supervisor julie christensen (clapping.) just. >> good morning. i think the best time is when we have leadership like our mayor ed lee and our department heads and they're working closely together with nonprofits like c y c and self-help for the elderly and the residents of the community to do good thing for chinatown in district 3 i'm excited bmw this program is a good example of the way city government worked with the nonprofits in the community and we all benefit but especially important that peep brarpt in this program they come to the train an earthquake will happen you know someday there will be a occasion we'll need the information i want everybody in this room to be among those people that know what to do that have the
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supplies and the information they need not only so keeping you informed we know keep ourselves save but be helpful to our neighbors and friends in the community i'm encouraging everybody to participate as a volunteer and an advocate in the neighborhood before i was supervisor i was always asking the city for money and support please give me money for this park or street or for that project it is wonderful as a periphery now to be the giver of these things to the community so i'm very grateful to mayor ed lee and to my colleagues at the board for being so generous this year with chinatown we have money for the nonprofits we have money for safety we're going to make kearny street safer and our situations near lady shaw safe we have money to do do have money for the parks
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it is a good year for chinatown and district 3 with the budget i'd like to mention it is related to the earthquake safety program we have a project with the fire department and roof deck we'll put free smoke alarms in people's houses you only have to call - sorry. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> yeah, he get excited all
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that 234u78z very are a free smoke alarm call and basically contact and union contributes will put a free smoke alarm in our house to you and your neighbors will be safer please support in program and please give big thanks to the mayor and the c y c and self-help this is a great program (clapping)
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> first of all, i need to thank you supervisor christensen you know for coming to talk to you today first of all i want to tell you a story regarding myself you you know a person that touched was prepare this is very important for earthquake i joined the city one day before city earthquake as a service as luke the united nations is a major u.n. loss of the tragedy but i do the training bra i join the city and internet buildings but i helped the other departments how to internet and all those
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those i feel you know this is my duty to help you when there's a major event you need to do it yourselves that's why we put the fund for you know both like the mayor echo with the mayor said the young generation to help and then you know we don't want let me say people with respect and be treating as our angle to help out to reach out to make sure the public know how to prepare themselves during the major event but you know this program takes some time more an year with the mayors and supervisors help my department willing to fund the education we'll do more our
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department efficiently to do outreach before i'd like to ask a person from c y c to come up and say a few words (clapping) >> (speaking foreign language.) >> thank you thank you tom especially for the department of building inspection to make this possible also especially to the leadership of mayor ed lee and sxhieshgsz and all the department heads to
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make that possible but c y c we're going to launch this in partnership with the rec and park to offer working groups on community festers and have a display at the clubhouse for seniors and residents and business owners to get more prepared for the big earthquake coming in the next thirty years thank you for all the support and the program to be the presenter and outreach to the owns and seniors and residents in chinatown in their own language chinese and interesting and others to reach out we really hope the outreach is extended to the rest of the city thank you, mayor ed lee and others to make this possible.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> thank you (clapping.) now i'd like to ask you know
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annie annie choung. >> mayor sxhieshgz may i announces everyday you're coming to the square clubhouse. >> (laughter) this morning i was kind of worried we captain david has been wonderful every time we have to do something major he sends the officers to gentle talk to the folks outside and there's a nice environment but thank you to rec and park i wish they were here to see how both sarah and i from the c y c have been able to work siding with rec and park to bring this for the youth and residents in chinatown but today, i want on
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on behalf of the elderly on behalf of the self-help to ask our seniors today to give a big big applause to mayor ed lee (clapping)
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speeding i want to announce that as of july thanks to tom from
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dbi and mayor ed lee and supervisor christensen we sarah and myself are going to put on weekly education working groups so the idea starting on july 20th we'll have a class every monday in the afternoon and go around you know and sign up all of the residents and all of the merchant and i sometimes here nonprofits workers our city workers may not be living within walking distance to chinatown and so we really need all the residents no chinatown to be prepared and educated thank you to do police department and department of emergency and rec and park to work on this project together thank you all
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(clapping.) >> okay. before i end the presentation also i would you know repeat again to people here the mayor that leads here a sxhieshgsz is here and the fire chief kings and the department of emergency and ann is here also bob that rec and park and, of course everybody you know captain lazzaro is here and also i want to mention about. >> (repeated.) >> the constitution of the united states. choung from david chiu office our supervisor is our senator and assemblyman sorry and thanks to everybody coming to join us and stay over to go through a demonstration to see
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how to prepare yourselves for the next major event but this is not only earthquake we are aware of fire you know and other hopefully, you can enjoy and learn quite a bit from this thank you very much (clapping)
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