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>> good afternoon good afternoon, everyone the be 340kd this is the this is the regularly scheduled meeting of the for the lovngs to my right is supervisor yee and to my left is supervisor jane kim at this moment take an opportunity to welcome sxheepd she's join us today, our clerk a
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alicia and thank jennifer lowe and jilting under sfgovtv for broadcasting this meeting madam clerk, any announcements? >> all electronic devices. completed speaker cards and documents to be included should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the november 17th board of supervisors board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> you thank you very much also want to let people know the overflow room is located in the north white court. >> item one an ordinance for the administrative code for the housing unit the certificate of preference holders and second to tenants evicted under the ellis act and create a affordable unit located. >> thank you very much colleagues i'll not repeat what i said last week when we heard this item it is criminally bold and important legislation for residents of san francisco
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last week every single on the committee acknowledged our affordable housing lottery system as having serious challenges and flaws neighborhoods that will accept the development and housing when it comes time to fill the units residents are oftentimes excluded or just left at the wayside the quadriceps is deis it a fair statement, to communicated the african-american whom has been leading the leaving the city at an alarming rate so last week, we heard from dozens of long term residents and faith leaders if the african-american community i want to relocate reverend brown and townsend their message was clear people feel left behind by the san francisco avenue crisis and the
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affordable housing system and a neighborhood preference will for the first time even the level the playing field and help to insure our local residents will benefit from the affordable housing that we are creating with that said, i'd like to recognize sxhoechd who will have opening statement and supervisor wiener will be speaking a staff a short staff presentation from the mayor's office of housing to answer any additional questions. >> supervisor president london breed. >> thank you supervisor cowen i want to thank supervisor wiener and supervisor cowen for increasing the neighborhood preferences percentage last week from 25 to 40 percent i know that they have been a lot of challenges and talks around the right percentages and when i wanted to see is 40 percent is definitely the step in the right direction we have a lot of challenges with
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affordable housing in san francisco and in the past time and time again gone to members of the western edition and the bayview hunters point community and we said to them let us build more affordable housing let us make sure you have affordable housing in your community and when the time came for those members of the community to assess the affordable housing they were put in a lottery system and the chances of obtaining that affordable housing unfortunately was slim that is why we can't delay this process we can't stop this process moving it forward now is esteeming important we're openly up the affordable housing we're looking at 0 folks and saying finally all are right of refusal an opportunity to assess the demonstration interest unfortunately, this is not been the case
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it is not the case at mary he will on rogers community and good evening davis i i don't want this to had a rosa parks and seniors in my communities are sleeping on couchs and sleeping are with relatives not a place to stay but born and raised in the he western edition how can i get into rosa parks two i qualify but we can't delay this legislation we need to make sure those members of that communities have access to these units sxooel important we ask the communities support and more affordable housing we're lying to them when we say this is assess they'll have an opportunity the the truth of the matter not an opportunity that's the problem that's why we have to move forward with the
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legislation i want to thank what kind colleagues for supporting this i think i've heard a lot of arguments you know sxoirl district versus neighborhood i've heard arguments 40 percent versus 100 percent i realize no perfect solution this is the first time step going in the right direction this and preclude us from revisiting and making that better legislation but to delay moving to legislation as soon as possible will be a huge mistake and devastating to the affordable housing we make promises we can't keep them without a preference to the folks r that live in the neighborhood and supervisor cowen i'm looking forward to hearing the presentation as well as from members of the public. >> thank you supervisor
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wiener. >> thank you, madam chair and supervisor president london breed for your leadership in moving this forward and proud to be a co-sponsor of this legislation we are in the middle of just a terrible housing crisis we're all working very, very hard to build has much affordable housing as we can as quickly as possible and things happening with the ballot and the trust fund and various pieces of legislation that are moving through this to the supervisors to there what we produce and get it done faster we need the affordable housing yesterday we need as much as possible but it is in order to program to work people in the city have to be able to assess the affordable housing and people need to have a fair shot at getting into affordable housing this is built in their community and it is beyond
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frulth e frustrating to people in various parts of city and communities when affordable housing is built in their neighborhood and they are not recent to get into the affordable housing and their neighbors not aable so in my district in the lgbt community the 55 laguna project with one and 10 unit of affordable housing for low income seniors which has been spaerpd by open house our o focusing on the needs of lgbt seniors where we've raised money in the community for many years to support moving forward with this housing and with many, many people working on and we need to make sure that our residents have a fair shot at getting into this housing that is balanced legislation i want to thank supervisor cohen their legislation for the change of 25
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to 40 and be moving forward with that legislation i want to say we've received a statement today from some community organizations that was internally contradictory 40 percent was not enough it should be 100 percent as i understand has serious legal problems to go to 100 percent before you 2, 3, 4 the same statement is it applies that it should be zero percent because of the affordable housing is being built in more areas of some places in the city we have a coalition it is saying contradictory things the fact is whether or not you're right now in chinatown or bayview are the mission or potrero we need to build more affordable housing and the residents of those neighborhoods have a fair shot
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of getting into the affordable housing in their neighborhood recently purchased a large site in the mission to build avenue, i was happy to support that and we need more affordable housing for example, in the mission and make sure that residents of the mission have a fair shot at getting in right now from the current law this is zero preference for living in the neighborhood and so we're now going if zero to 40 percent and that benefits the residents of the mission it benefits the residents the potrero and chinatown and the bayview we need to move forward. >> seeing no other names we'll go ahead and that i have even though to the may i have for a brief presentation and dive into public comment. >> thank you. good morning supervisor president london breed and chair cowen and other members sophie from the mayor's office of housing and community development as you may know the proposal is
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would create a third preference for access to affordable units the proposal as amendment calls for 40 percent of the unit as they become available to be retired for the current residents in the supervisorial and a half-mile buffer around any project on line the preference applies to new buildings and the preference will apply to the housing fined or administrative code by the mayor's office of housing and workforce development and also want to note that last week the file was duplicated thanks to supervisor wiener to codify that 3 duplicated file will be coming to the planning commission for the before being heard again separately i want to restate our policy goals an effort to lead to the needle to insure conditional equal and fair assess while honoring the
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fact many communities local communities form bond and crate the neighborhoods the neighbors make those neighborhoods dynamic and the neighbors being priced out our here e hope 0 geography graphic preference will help the bonded communities including the schools and corridor and fosters centers without ibm hepatitis b equal opportunity or excluding anyone or more groups there were a number of questions at the last week's hearing i want to make sure to address those briefly questions included who applies more affordable housing and who occupies the affordable housing and our ability to implement the preference in which we use federal or state fund letting e let me who occupies the building 100 percent of our affordable housing portfolio is occupied by people who work in san francisco
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who applies for the affordable housing does vary approximately 17 percent of applicants this is based on disconnecting analysis 17 percent are from the neighborhood of the sampling of the projects, 68 from san francisco as a whole, and as i said 100 percent of units are occupied by people how work e.r. live in san francisco regarding the question how many buildings and mohcd pipeline has stated or federal i'm sorry we have a question. >> supervisor president london breed. >> how do you verify their addresses when they apply because from my understanding no clear verification and anyone can use my address they president in this process. >> i defer to maria benjamin who directs our bloufrt housing.
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>> good morning supervisor president london breed we currently ask for documents like a pay stub or a if they worked here or for living here a bill in in their name that for the address that their claim is their san francisco address. >> what kind of bills giving me and then example is there specific requirements or general requirement. >> very specific requirement a utility bill for the same property or usually the easiest is a pay stub shows their address. >> but a pay stub didn't necessarily mean they're actually a resident oftentimes because is their people that use outlet people's addresses that explicit necessarily mean they actually live there.
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>> asking for tax returns and bank statements all of those documents have to have the same san francisco address. >> okay. >> but so sounds like you don't ask for something specific but ask for a variety of documents. >> yes. >> thank you for the clarity. >> one question brought up by supervisor kim recommended to the ability for us to implement the preference when there there are state or federal funds i want to go over quickly our process the existing ellis act housing preference is by hud and when hud heard of our efforts to introduce a neighborhood preference we were immediately contacted from concerns from the regional office our formal
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contract was 25 percent of the preference for the residents of the neighborhood is likely effected we have not no agency has made and formal determination of this legislation and pending and the percentage the percentage has been a topic of decision when the legislation is passed hud and certainly the state housing and community development agency reviews any final 4 programs in building bes that have stated or fell funding the existing portfolio is excited programs that have stated and others federal money in the pipeline at least 7 projects that for which we anticipate the state fund and 5 for which we anticipate state fund and a question how we
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handle preferences for dpw or h s a and specifically 24 legislation applies to buildings fund and administrative code by the mohcd we ocii can't in their buildings but the commission is proactively taking that to adopt the preferences. >> actually, my question what are the specific programs that are under 100 percent dpw and hsa. >> okay. i apologize i have the total number 36 master building inspections but not the address i apologize. >> i had asked specifically i mean, my question what projects are not eligible for the project and you described the categories i want to know how many unit and which property. >> i'm hopefully to succeeding
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development to hud the neighborhood preference at 40 percent is acceptable to them and we'll be able to implement any projects that includes the hud funds and certainly for the state projects that are coming up that have stated funding i can name the projects we've hopefully that one a preference is adapted we'll successfully make the process success whether or not there are state or federal funds. >> i want to know if they don't approve it how many projects. >> sure. sure i have that. >> and then you know my a concern that came up last week for me was specifically with the projects that have stated fund a small universe of projects with the portfolio because they require a live or work in so
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what is the the city attorney said last week in the state funded project that the neighborhood apprehensive will be for those two live or work in the neighborhood my concern almost everybody in the bloifr lives in district 6 that wipes out those two reside in the south of market and tenderloin and treasure island i'm worried if we allow that for the affordable housing projects that it really takes away benefits of the neighborhood preference i want to make sure that interpretation we don't trespasser that. >> we'll present the neighborhood preference to mohcd as residents who live within a geography boundary of the preference area if they didn't agree not to apply the
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preferences not a circumstance in which we anticipate providing a preference for people that live or work in the neighborhood i appreciate the opportunity to clarify that. >> at that point with an interpretation will there is an opportunity for the board to kind of help to guide the direction. >> yes. certainly we'll come back to let you know when we make the case to hud or the committee but you return to you in a year to report on the results of first year prelims and that includes a report on the success in approaching both hud and mohcd but we'll be engaging as we make that effort. >> okay. thank you. >> all right. >> let's go to public comment at this time i have a few public comment cards first i'll call up dr.
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a.m. those brown (calling names). >> his are translator (calling names). >> thank you madam chair members of the panel and ladies and gentlemen, i'm presenting san francisco in a c p in the course of san francisco baipt to use the words of spike lisa movie do the right thing it is time this city do the right thing by black people who were targeted by redevelopment who have been victims of injustice because of the lottery system if the truth be told they've
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been advocacy groups that have supported their constituent base as they should have but to make that thing fair and do the right thing we need to as a city be humble enough and courage up u enough to admit an egg gregarious wrong done to nobody but the black community no bayview hunters point and the western edition where our culture is and has gun by every other ethic group has their act explosive i appeal to goad and vote 2440 percent to stop the hemorrhaging and great loss of black population from this city it is a shame before god since 1970 we're 60 thousand african-americans from this city and in past times it appears to
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have been incorrect to do anything about now the time like i said just do it and give us our 40 percent. >> thank you next (calling names) and doing the transactional.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> a lot residents in chinatown actually have not had a chance to understand the legislation therefore we ask the board of supervisors to extend the time to educate our residents and let them have an opportunity to voice their concerns and with other communities so everyone can, treated fairly thank you very much. >> thank you (calling names). >> thank you supervisor cowen members supervisor breed one thanks for the hearing thank you such for the legislation that is so seriously needed and
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something i heard earlier everywhere i go they want to see my ida passport or california driver's license or id i have no idea what is wrong that that, and, secondly, let me say that one of the worst words that government bans history can say to by african-american is wait we've been waiting for fairness from this society and this system for 4 hundred years it has not happened yet and this will not bring us into fairness but put us a lot closer we absolutely ask you to move that now at 40 percent what because of what happened in san francisco i've been here 50 years and it is what happened since i got here is san francisco has committed in the
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african-american community residential genocide without shame not only down it without shame but trying to justifies it is right we're doing it here when you look at the statistics that supervisor president london breed last week of 8 years after americans getting 63 bmr units out of one thousand that's genocideal we'll not stand for please, please move this and move that now if you're a friend of our community we expect your support thank you. >> thank you, mr. right.
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>> can be incorporated into the umbrella of affordable housing, affordable housing is supposed to be important people on fixed income and a person making one and $22,000 lived in a building context with with money management and case management what are you doing with their money you are further take advantage of pope i putting a spanish woman on tv and under cry the 40 the percent of hours for people in the position like her the truth of the matter a higher percentage of housing for
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people making $95,000 a year this is an insult of the voters intelligence and my intelligence that 40 percent should be for people in need of affordable housing not people that are in high income making the amount of money i explained to you (clapping.) >> next speaker. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon supervisor cowen supervisor breed, supervisor kim and supervisor wiener i'm calling all of you individually because i have seen and watched on numerous occasions all of you that are sitting here with the courage on issues in san francisco especially the controversial you make our stance known and the rest is history so we are here
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today, we want you to be disi have no further details i saw the speakers have spoken the injustice to the african-american community in san francisco there must be justice this is the beginning of what you'll see as we moved up with a lot of actions i'm going to echo supervisor breed is that it took us to come this way a first segregation and we'll come back and talk about the legislation there is room to accommodate everyone as also supervisor jane kim mentioned when the city goes to hud he want r we want to know what we say no excuses in this legislation moving forward and like i said i call on you individually i know you all and your leadership in the city to we wanted to 40
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that is what the bayview hunters point multi purchase center is advocating and we deserve to get an opportunity once and for all thank you for your leadership and hope to see you on the street somewhere thanks. >> thank you (calling names). >> good afternoon, supervisors thank you for this time my name is shamann walton i'm a native the san francisco and bayview hunters point a resident of bayview hunters point a executive director of the community developers and a member of the san francisco board of education there is not a point in time particularly in terms of what is going on i'll every get excited about detailing affordable housing opportunities this is a must for recipe in the southeast
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sector of the city and chris as a whole we know about the gentrification in the western edition and the declining black population in san francisco today and there is truly no credible argument in detailing the neighborhood preferences for families that have bang pushed out of the city continuingly that is in and of itself not acceptable but this legislation that 40 percent preference coupled with the housing bonds pass a couple weeks ago will help the residents in all ores r areas of san francisco to stay in this city we don't need a delay in the neighborhood preference but speed up this benefits all san franciscans and all community let me actual why would he need this young community developers is building 60 percent of the affordable
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housing on the shipyard 050 to 60 percent ami by sheer numbers there is no type neighborhood preference for the folks that fought for this community not have the opportunity to stay we need to make sure that opportunity laftsz 40 percent a small ask if we want to put a dent in the trend that are eradicating trend in the city 24 city it supposed to be more all of us to keep us all here unfair is the system it favors people with higher population in a city that serves the population that has a huge decline thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you all right. folks let me go over the rules i didn't do this at the beginning no applause not my rule i'd like to show fingers it is a much more visibly and kwol powerful
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visible anticipate when you hear something you don't like instead of boeing or hissing just thumps down. >> good morning, madam chair and supervisor president london breed. >> and supervisors i'm donald a resident in san francisco concerned about the housing crisis and speaking on behalf of the san francisco bayview rurldz foundation a o of renter and other folks of life we definitely support this affordable housing with the neighborhood because we go down to the planning commission and hearings and we fight more affordable housing one that is built what happens next that's the problem because 55 unit we're told that lgbt and hiv 2k5i7b8d men have the first dibs on the affordable units but it is only the first come, first serve from the pool of $10,000 applicant no
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designation if we're in the neighborhood or not this is definitely a step in the right direction and the organization supports for the most part that we lean on the developers financing to finance the affordable projects all over the city and we support of 40 percent, of course, salons we're able to give it additional height with the buildings we appreciate that because we want to bring those rents down and bring them down as soon as possible so we support this legislation it is a state of the art and thank you. >> thank you (calling names). >> you're welcome. >> thank you. i'm curiosity i'm the program manager in san francisco on behalf of the vaejdz community i urge you to increase the preference if 25 to
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40 percent and destine is by the supervisorial district that all inevitable participants have not left out i urge you to do this today thank you. >> thank you, sir. >> good morning, supervisors. i'm louis with the economic & workforce development agency in the mythical meta to has been struggling to aid this in the city working hard to make sure that new units are built we on the preference is a good thing let me say we think is a good thing, however, we think that this legislation is flawed and should be delayed some of the challenges with the legislation it lifts the pillow boundary as real neighborhood boundaries
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this does to the patch the essence of a neighborhood whether the mission or the castro or bayview i think that also the challenges that it treats all the neighborhoods the same the neighborhoods are unique and that is what makes san francisco unique we don't want the mission to be treated agency the marina and having a nuance approach to this legislation is really, really important a 40 percent krotdz does not necessarily make sense for us i tell you that 40 percent doesn't make sense for the mission lastly there is little community input not a going back and forth between staff or the board or community on this legislation i will encourage for legislation to be delayed so that the kind of prospective for the community
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meeting i reminded you this does not needing meet the needs of mission district. >> (calling names). >> i'm malcolm with the chinatown vice president center for the record chinatown cdc strongly supports a neighborhood preference not any misconception e acceptance again that there is no the neighborhood preference this proposal a political district preference and will undermine the goal of trying to keep brown and black folks in san francisco while at the same time excluding board psychopaths of folks in districts out of 5 and 10 and 6 and 8 at this point so we urge the board to slow down to taking it and forget how to craft a neighborhood preference i promise you we'll be at the table we strongly
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support a neighborhood apprehensive i want to be clear on that thank you. >> thank you next cards in front of the me are (calling names). >> first up grace mary citizens are you here? okay >> good morning or good afternoon. i'm grace martinez a organizer with the california for community gunshot a native san franciscan i don't know if
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it matters i've been organizing primarily in district 10 in the black community and specifically around housing issues we have to acknowledge that housing is not only a k34r5ik9 issue but contentious this legislation before us today only addresses a portion of problem the black community has been decimated in population from 2000 to now 12 though african-americans have been displaced from san francisco and in large part not an issue of affordable housing but i think in order to do justice more than 40 percent neighborhood preference i think what is challenging that we support both either the delay or also pga something right now but no matter this warrant more discussion and research in order to turn the tide of the
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migration it occurred. >> thank you, sir. >> good afternoon. i'm from the council of the community organizations first of all, i want to say we whoefrld support of the idea of a neighborhood preference particularly in the community that clamor for the preferences in their neighborhood as member gallo malcolm said not a neighborhood preference a district preference of 40 percent in the bayview for example, 40 percent of the units for folks for potrero hill a 40 percent preference in district 540 percent for folks in the inner sunset the other part there are particular communities and particular problems we're trying to aid for example, 55 laguna as supervisor wiener quoted is at the assumption that 40 percent of you'll senior lgbt household live in district 8. more over that if we move to something working in as
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supervisor kim mentioned since most people work in district 6 doesn't work and live in is preference in district 6 will end up being a citywide perch as we're trying to solve a problem four neighborhood preferences by having created boundary that are district preferences and by not addressing this specific concerns of the specific neighborhoods i've heard come up the behaving the western edition and selma we're missing the boat the other thing telling me with hud that contacted the city around their concerns rather than the city working the clerk will take the roll with hud to make sure that 40 percent is a legal boundary we can reach citywide maybe wait new now but the problem greater if we are forced to watt with no preferences and challenged legally if above to address
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overseeing particular neighborhoods in the mission and bayview and reaching higher than 40 percent and southern california our problem thank you very much >> kathy davis and i'm kathy be davis the director of str services the african-american leaders that have all come up and support that and want to to move forward speaking on their behalf and the on behalf of the community we need to make change happy i disagree with this i have been working on this for over a year and a half the legislation since june up personally made sure we had a separately argument designed by the equal justice society and the public advocates to look at what was possible and this is what is possible a lot time and energy into this the supervisors are taking a risk and we need to
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support that. >> yes. i bought a neighborhood preference but looking at supervisorial district as a win we need to work together we need to make some change happen other things added on top of that for the african-american yes, ma'am displacements preferences noted just about neighborhood by displacement outburst of san francisco not just the neighborhood but the entire city to supporting that and make change happen and make that happen today, i think that it is really important that we stop this you can hurry up and wait and oh, i'm not involved well become part of future mr. larkin but do stop us that working hard to make that happen thank you. >> thank you very much. >> are you - >> carla tucker. >> good morning. i'm carla my
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mother is a native san franciscan i'm a native san francisco born and raised in the bayview community. >> community i'd like to stay in therefore i strongly obtain to any delays in the increase for the 40 percent we look at the out migration of black people we've waited long enough this is a community i believe in and it's time thank you. >> thank you. next speaker is oh, l i please come up, sir. >> thank you very much i'm a lifetime residents i've been before this body and grew up in san francisco advocating more affordable housing the 40 percent of new development is good i like to see that passes if more important to three and four those developments that have already been up and running and
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we have people that are living in those developments that are not in the requirement of legislation and lay under the health and safety code you heard me mention those before you 33.34.3 the preference of the community to have as residents that live in the development in their community i don't think is off the table it should be that way but also the preference of the income categories of the people residing in overseeing developments is important in bayview hunters point you have development that have taken place that the ami 50 percent of the ami is very low if that very low a declaratory but of an existing law that requires the extremely low being added to it
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variable income not only provided for but occupied with affordability coverage of 55 years and this has not took place in my opinion for the off migration for african-american is the lack of oversight and holding those accountable for adhering to the policies that makes sure that the people in those income policies remain in the development this is a document i have that for the final and exclusive determination the mayor's office of housing the final conclusion and determination of the - this legislation lay was offered by john burton sb 2113 that replies housing that was torn down in san francisco from the 50s
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through the 70s and 80s but now that requirement for the replacement of those unite has been taken over the table by the department of finance so 5 thousand 8 hundred something unit in the morning be available and developed for people of those income categories impounded with the problem of not be able to hold the developers and the managers accountability to what the law requires - >> thank you. >> thank you. >> okay. >> (inaudible). >> thank you. >> sir your time is up we have a chamber to get to thank you. >> (calling names). >> rose. >> hello. >> good morning, supervisors and everybody here i was displaced i was from the
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sunset district and i managed to get a preservation because it happened right after the preference and i working hard with the mayor's office with broke and ultimately we got the preferences the biggest problem if i had to move into my neighborhood i wouldn't have been able to no affordable housing there i was lucky we were so esteem we did not fit into any qualification anywhere to the challenge was intense and the table at bayview helped us to the qualification is more important than if you have to go through a lottery but then win the lottery and not qualify you know how frustrating that is so the thing is that most people in the low income are going to be
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protecting low and extreme although, the one and 20 i'm people make so much money a really good salary is compared to what they're making we need to reconstruct our city and really understand what reasonable housing is an affordable housing we need to rebegin this and bhiefz neighborhood i moved into a family apartment beautiful building on the street we met wonderful people and there were needles everywhere people have defecating outside children have to witness this we have to rebegin also building for the homeless michael apartments in neighborhoods like taylor and eddy a good micro apartment getting off the streets and live
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in a place thirty days and after that through months. >> think about it. >> thank you for giving us something to think about (calling names). >> hello my name is teresa from the balls housing program part of the program being a market we've been praying for a neighborhood preference that is just to be clear although outside of market is receiving so much development in but there are with the collaboration housing with the market-rate and people mentions the ami about the income levels we need to probe into the may be preferences and coinciding with the income levels in that neighborhood because right now the inclusionary housing it is
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stuck continue in 55 percent ami and a lot of people that are applying coming to our office looking for affordable housing are also not 55 percent ami 40 percent ami, thirty percent ami people are receiving and when their say so that is to be looked at and also i want to cite one example on the ellis act people can't get affordable housing at the same time, if there is a 100 percent ava state funded affordable housing will not allow local preference so their needs to be a community planning and communication with the hud and or in this particular situation the neighborhood preference because there are also ellis act evicted not being accepted because of the income levels is a complicated matter that housing
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shortage and we're asking for a continuance for delays there need to be a talk in the neighborhood as to what are the income levels in the neighborhood at this point, a discussion of doyle us inclusionary housing income requirements and we really need to look as well, thank you. >> good morning. i'm chris from the housing program i also i have to say i'm really bothered this is coming before us on the same hearing as the 5m the developer has been going into the neighborhood saying a neighborhood preference and don't worry about preference to the housing available and it feels hard to hear that on the same day neighborhood preference i've been working on for 20 years during the redevelopment days with disliking preferences
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i want to make sure that will happen and not rushed through the process developers both affordable and market-rate developers is a win for them they love to promise neighborhood preference but for the sole practitioners they have to get people into the unit it is not a win an empty promise a political - political promise to put this forward without making sure we can make sure that the numbers work for people i believe in this i think we should have a task force to make sure we qualify and i appreciate that people came out here to talk about the numbers and how it hadn't worked in the process how the state money in their dollars federal money how it restrict so many people it is a reality the bureaucracies is a
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huge barrier it is hard to keep people's morale ii urge to open that up and make 3 solvent not just past this development deal but work on this so people are guaranteed they'll get what they've been promised thank you. >> okay dj followed by (calling names). >> that's all the cards i have anyone else want to speak please get in line dj. >> thank you good morning, supervisors. i'm dj the deputy director the young developers in district 10 residents and a member of the go bond oversight committee i want to farmed came forward and say to press forward what is present i know that supervisor president london breed articulated is it
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so beautifully right now, we're taking a step in the right direction no room for delay we see our communities and folks and residents in the community pushed out this is one way to go ahead and see a start to ending that i'm in sponge strong support. >> i' in case a san francisco housing authority residents i know if so hard we need a change from 25 to 40 percent in my situation i know that is good to help the people we need help so thank you and please help us out we need even though help. >> good morning, supervisors
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from the mission district i want to mention a strongly that the mission district support the neighborhood preference the mission in particular the latino community has been displaced in a big numbers like the african-american community we really need to have a neighborhood preference but the way this was presented is effecting us like the neighborhood like the excelsior the excelsior didn't have any development is a diverse community they're now part of that we're asking you if you can delay and include other neighborhoods and the represents from the planning commission they ask no for the political supervisorial district but the neighborhood to make that happen and maybe if we have more time we can decide that the bayview needs more 40 percent but let's have the time and the this will
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have an impact in the community for the grassroots is happening in the mission and the bayview it is all over the city and take the time to address that you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> yes. good afternoon supervisor president london breed you can supervisor cowen supervisor wiener and supervisor kim my name is dr. verna honeycutt a long time residents in san francisco i have i'm a retired educator and administrator if various institutions and a member of the cpa shipyard it is good to see you i want to be be succinct heave heard the various arguments so which make sense and others do what we don't need
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to have done we need and need an increase from 25 to 40 percent for all the reasons you've heard neighborhoods to be defined by supervisorial district to insure we're not including any eligible participants in the program number 3 studying neighborhood preferences for years this is two important an issue to delay people are being displaced people will have not feasibility other than to leave san francisco they don't have the resources to make that possible for them to remain in san francisco it is just simple please move forward this forward observing it will take time because of ramifications over time and make
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those adjustments over time move that forward thank you very much. >> next speaker >> hello board of supervisors i'm michelle a super bowl 50 in the bayview district and the associates the real estate on third street i was one of the sales brokers that worked on the development and at armstrong a low to moderate housing along with the development on mission block that we completely in 2012 i'm here because we had such a small percentage of the population of the original population of bay area i want to see that change if 25 to 40 percent i think if we had the opportunity to get all of our
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buyers and everything together we'll definitely see an increase in f this development not see the same thing happen as armstrong but a fair chance was not given i wanted to see it go from 25 to 40 percent thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> thank you, supervisors my name is jackie wrought a resident in san francisco and i also i am an elderly over 60 years old and have piloted different times to senior housing i'm not been able to get in it is urban justify my father died in vietnam fighting for this country i can't get into any of the housing that i should be able to get into what their foreigners that get into this country and easily get into it,
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it is an enjustice in the advisory committee of the fact i've worked inform the american red cross and the san francisco execute and working for microfilm and working with the nonprofit groups so with me being a hard worker and being also an elderly with me brown-bag an officer several areas that san francisco has mad projects promises to and i'll not fitting in i think the 40 percent is the minimum i think that should be his or her and probably 100 percent until some pain and suffering that can be done concerning charge was done especially the african-american community where businesses and homes have been december made by policies and once again i think that is important that the policies that you put in place now will make a difference so 40 percent
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definitely thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> good afternoon. i'm from the mission collaborative i'm here to call for a continuance and shift the district the current district to the neighborhood preference as the person before me said the current policy is unfair and unjust no disagreement on that, however, we must not fight each other our communities are december 345i9d i was born and raised in the tenderloin i want to the same school as the president most of my friends were born and raised who grew up here don't live here in place for them this is why you know none it saying we shouldn't increase the population 25 percent is okay people are saying 40 percent is
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good but perhaps it should be for more and san francisco is a city of neighborhoods it is not a city it is a city i have district only politically each district has various neighborhoods if here and this legislation is needed and it is for the timing of this is that i haveal, however, a continuance is not going to change the reality obvious being for detailed on the legislation is not going to end up displacing more people st. mary's there are not hundreds of affordable housing onto the math in the next few months making sure we do that is important, however, making making sure we do this correctly with each neighborhood need being address is important pivotal to make sure the city remains a city of diverse
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neighborhoods thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> bayview hunters point and multi purposing simplest and a long time residents of bay area the time is now we've already missed the boat and behind that the eight ball 40 percent now is a good start in the right direction for something we're already behind the eight ball on where it is neighborhood and we work with in our districts to get to a neighborhood preference but 40 percent now is better than still waiting and waiting and waiting how many years 1960 to 1970 the redevelopment and how many years for the ellis act if we don't act now people will be displaced and thousands of
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unit in the wings waiting on a legislation the time is now to act and then we'll still go back to the draugd at the attention of everyone i praise the board for looking at this issue and also commend you in advance for making that happen thank you. >> thank you very much is there anyone from the public that wishes to speak please come on up or after this speaker we'll close public comment. >> we need to do the 40 percent and grater the certifies 22 percent have been used. >> thank you, very much. such ms. hallway kidnaps that's public comment thank you very much and supervisor president london breed has a few remarks and as well as i and supervisor wiener. >> thank you every members of the public that came out and
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start by saying ms. not perfect legislation there have been times this board of supervisors has passed legislation and we've gone back and made chances and made that better we're far behind in this neighborhood preference and as or as far as i am concerned we can't continue to delay delay means denial to those folks that are still trying to hold on to living in san francisco and just to be clear i'm completely happy with the supervisorial district i know that the western edition is not the same as the inner sunset i understand that there are a lot of unique neighborhoods all over san francisco and people are proud of their neighborhoods they're proud of their city and want to to be able to have a place at the table as i said earlier today rosa parks is about to open is
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one of those places that the neighborhood is asking for preference people in the western edition community they want access to those units yes. i realize we're talking about supervisorial district which are larger than the neighborhoods again with no neighborhood preference the possibility of those residents having even access to those units is almost visually impossible and so i don't support a delay i support moving forward i support not only moving forward but looking at it and analyzing it and possible making more changes to it in the future i want to say i had an opportunity because housing is one of the most important thing to the board of supervisors i visited new york and homes in new york i talked
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to housing advocates and folks in new york who gave me a area full of information the fact that as far back as they remember and document they've been doing neighborhood preferences since the late 1970s in new york and housing advocates and elected leaders have known that and have chosen to pretend like neighborhood preference never existing we couldn't do it because of laws it makes me more upset and determined to move this forward as soon as possible yes, we can work with anyone in trying to make that legislation better but the time to move that existing legislation at the table not perfect is now more specifically i want to address the issue around the lawsuit that folks have talked about in new york i had a had an
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to talk with the hud secretary and i understand along with supervisor cowen to meet with leader pelosi and talk about the things happening in san francisco in clarion to what is happening in new york two different things they haven't had a lawsuit for what we're dealing with in terms of displacement of members of the community the lawsuit in new york specifically was around folks feeling like they had been left out of the process it is a different thing than what we're trying to propose here they understand that there is is a real problem, no san francisco especially leader pelosi who basically, had that communication digital with the secretary in front of me at a public housing development that said look we have to do something different lost too many people in the community and
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need our support with that legislation we're taking a chance of federal funding we take a chance oftentimes with all kinds of pieces of legislation if in particular case we need to move forward and make that better i think that it is important we continue mayor's office of housing has continued to work with hud and continued to work with leader pelosi and other elected leaders on the federal level we don't perceive significant amounts of money we'll still work with those leaders and those folks to basically get as much money on the table to build faster we deserve this preference yesterday and i think it is important to move forward to get it passed and to continue to work with these who are part of the decision-making process in order to make it better legislation the time is now i ask my colleagues no more
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details let's get this legislation moved something is better than nothing at all it is happening for far too long from the city thank you. >> (clapping.) thank you. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you, madam chair and thank you to everyone that came out on both sides of the issue i know that affordable housing also brings out strong views from all of us. it should be that way it is the positive important issue facing the city i think we should move forward today and i think we should send a strong message that neighborhood preference legislation is incredibly important in terms of moving affordable housing policy forward as supervisor president london breed indicated other cities have been doing this for a long time it is way past due it is
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time sensitive we're having more and more affordable housing coming online in san francisco and the last thing to do it delay this legislation so that we continue to have zero neighborhood preference so that's the status quo zero and this delay keeps it at zero we continue to not have any kind of structure to make sure that people who live in neighborhoods have a fair shot of getting into affordable housing built in that community i do want to correct i i know there was and a i miss statement from the cal community organization this is a live with work neighborhood preference that is not true not about work not the case that anyone works in district 6 will have the same apprehensive is inadequate that about are people live and not
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purely about supervisorial the other aspect the supervisorial plus the half of mile buffer around the location of the affordable housing project that is precisely indicated to make sure that the surrounding neighborhood at the edge of the supervisorial is included that is important to me i pushed for this when the legislation was being drafted precisely for example, the 55 laguna project is at the border of district 8 and district 5 and as noted before lgbt seniors for example, don't just live in district 8 but other places even there is a concentration in district 8 i think we need to take into account in terms of flexibility around supervisorial district but i want to take issue with the notion that supervisorial district are somehow on
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inappropriate shot at getting into affordable housing in the neighborhood kwh we know when supervisorial district at the election and been that way that supervisorial districts are intentionally designed to keep community of interest together and we can see that from the way they're drawn yes those are political boundary by boundary that were dawn in order to keep community of interest intact and to make sure that communities have representation on the board of supervisors so it is not the case that somehow purple heart political and inappropriate to use supervisorial district that is a decent proxy for the factor in drawing overseeing districts colleagues this is time sensitive i'll continue to support in legislation i move we forward item one the
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neighborhood preference legislation to the full board of supervisors with positive recommendations. >> all right. thank you very much before we take that motion let's hear from supervisor kim. >> thank you chair cowen. >> just wanted to make a couple of comments i had a lot of questions about this organization last week and thank you to the mayor's office of housing and authors of this legislation working with our office to answer many of them i overall support of concept of the neighborhood preference i understand why so many community members wanted to see this this is frustrating to see the affordable housing built in our neighborhood and feel that that may not be housing for you this is important to allow that to occur i'm not confident this legislation whether address that in its form i support moving forward so we can begin the process of what works in terms
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of getting our neighborhood residents into the housing i certainly know in the district i represent that our residents need to win housing in the district and do so this is a state of the art i want to say around neighborhoods we should look at a mix of different concepts that for certain parts may work better anymore tailored in assuring that neighborhoods get the avenue, i have to say in the district i represent he perch a preference in the tenderloin and south of market i want our residents to get apprehensive for this project i don't think our district is that big and want our residents to try to be able to qualify more affordable housing in the district as well we're not certain how the development will go in terms of the timeline and financing so i'll be supporting this out of committee today, i
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want to you say i want to working closely with the stakeholders in terms of redefining this legislation hopefully over the next couple of weeks with the authors that are here today and hopefully, we'll continue to find the legislation not to months to come or a year when we evaluate this but much sooner so thank you, again to everyone that is involved that is an important discussion and glad we're now supporting the policy implementation to make that a reality. >> thank you, supervisor kim we appreciate your support in moving that item out of committee ladies and gentlemen, i just want to take a moment and recognize the mayor's office of housing that have put their time and energy what you see today, the culmination of frankly a few years worth of work and due diligence from the departmental level oftentimes miss framed when an item is in the planning
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commission and comes to the board we're rushing there this although we've been working on this for a very long time and the members of the public that have been advocating through black lives matter that same spirit of urgency and the desperation wear crying and bringing this legislation surfaced to address with immediacy the current crisis that is at hand i know this city gets things done in a smart and good way i want to see this board move with the urgency as the lgbt community remember 10 years ago the same sex marriages were not considered legal and, yes, that was challenged and it started here in san francisco. why should we not be at the
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forefront or affordable housing it issue in san francisco is not unique there are major urban cities that are addressing similar challenges and we've done our due diligence met about leader pelosi's and castro street and the mayor's office of housing and with the legal advisors and that didn't 3450e7b be that the meetings stop it means they continue to go forward to continue to forward the beautiful thing about legislation it is fluid if we don't get it right we'll come back back to the table and advocate for it there are real legal constraints please, please trust us and said that 100 percent more certainly sounds nice not feasible and i sure that you that 40 percent is aggressive i want to correct the record there are thousands of
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units that have already gone to market and thousands of unit that are keyed up and more tens of thousands in the future we must address this right now if it is urgent or we'll pies it and we can't because the people that have been pushed out of the city the urgency and immediacy of our attention so madam clerk there is a motion that supervisor wiener made and let's do 0 roll call vote please. >> on the motion with a positive recommendation member kim pursue supervisor wiener supervisor cowen and madam chair, i have 3 i's. >> ladies and gentlemen, this motion passes unanimously (clapping.) >> all right. let's transition to the chamber as
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soon as possible we have an aggressive agenda for the land use commission we've got to get started for items 1 through 4 please leave the chamber quickly and quietly. >> all right. madam clerk call items 2, 3, 4 together. >> item 2, 3, 4 are ordinances amending the general plan planning code and zoning map for the fifth and mission inform reclassify the height and unbelievable with the 5 m leonardo da vinci for the fifth and mission project. >> thank you very much all right. ladies and gentlemen, we're going to hear opening statement from supervisor kim and then we'll have a short staff presentation from the mayor's office. >> thank you chair cowen. >> earlier this year up worked
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with the giants to establish 40 percent affordability for housing on public school land we're setting a new standards 40 is the new 40 whether your building on public and now day public lands i've been a proponent of the growth and development in san francisco we have to insure we're building for san franciscans when the majority of san franciscans qualify more affordable housing 60 percent of our residents qualify more affordable housing it is who we should be building for we're building more affordable housing not just luxurious housing i've heard incredible frustration into san franciscans is it are excited about the housing being built but in particular my district then when the unit came online we were sdointd they unity forward to rent or buy i'm proud tocy say is forest city is going
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to build 40 percent as part of the 5 m the first project to make that k30i7b8d commitment and 200 and 41 affordable and middle-income housing this is the previously negotiated 71 units of sfrntsz a project which has been los angeles gish approved in 2009 but lack of fund to move forward for many, many years this one and 3 unit of single-family units is shovel ready and 5 m will provide the funds need to insure that project move forward and excited to announce that thirty of the units dedicated to formally homeless familiarize as many of you may know families are part of homeless population in san francisco and throughout the nation and like cities of new york and la to make sure we are building housing for the
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demographic this project will sure 83 units of senior at 967 mission land owned by the project sponsor they'll deed the land to the city and make sure all the construction dollars to build this project and finally i know i annunciations an increase of obesity affordable units to 87 which will be permanently affordable each union will be dedicated to the households and 17 unit dedicated making one percent of afternoon medium income and thirty percent of average medium and 35 anothers one hundred 50 percent of ami and assurance there will be 2 bedroom unit at each income bracket the afternoon medium income covers a broad range if
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homeless families to restaurant hotels and other industries to nonprofit workers that are displaced from the neighborhood to t-shirts and nurses and middle-income office irks i've heard from hospitality house they're reaching an emergency point not gus because of budget cuts the workers are leaving their locate jobs they can't afford to live here and moving so far away not just to oakland but so much farther couldn't commute to san francisco to give an example who we're building for i want to give a number so people understand for households of 3 for two parents and one child we're building housing for those households that are marking 45 thousand blue to 9 one thousand plus to one and $10,000 up to one and thirty
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thousand what is 12r50er8d we live in a city where their high wage earners cannot afford to live in san francisco it is important probation officer build a wide range of housing san francisco has deny a december sent job but a dismal for middle-income i'm proud those projects 5 m will be committing to assuring for a board range of families in san francisco i want to acknowledge for a city and first corporation to reach this deal and, in fact, i should add the project sponsor was eager to get to 40 percent and didn't fight us on it we're spending a lot of time on the details but working hard to insure there was a range of income bracket for eligibility for the 5m not just the highest income that would have been eligibility as affordable and
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appreciate their commitment one the sud that comments the deal committing to building 2 bedrooms at the middle-income bracket and thank you to the mayor's office of housing and workforce development and in particular ken rich and ann who insured before this project came before the planning commission the development included 33 percent of affordable housing as the mayor and my office have put forward to the voters in praukz last oversight and getting us to the goal from the get-go eased the negotiations over the last month to make sure we got to 40 the 5 m site with the large footprint and collection of historic and non-historic structures presented e presents a unique opportunity for the it downtown public transit that brings me to 5 m next commitment
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cutting one half the parking ratio for the rental buildings and the residential offices in line with the transit first policy that makes the concept a reality by building the project next to transit that reduces the number of car spots and 24 helps the neighborhoods we want developments that are in alignment with our goals of residents and workers that have safer modes of transportation including walking and biking and public permitting transit and healthy car and bike sharing i'll be making an amendment reducing the total number of parking spaces or approximately, one and 32 from 4 hundred to less this is an important element in supporting vision zero and sherry that streets in the south of market prioritize the cyclists and transit riders
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hitting the 5.2 parking ratio i'm sorry in the rental housing unit is a strong commitment to insure we have more residents not career drivers in the neighborhood finally as the mayor's office of housing e mayor's office of housing and community development will be presented there is a myriad of public benefits that serves our organization youth and family organization through open space and community organizations and south of market only public school betsey carmichael k through 8 and along with the filipino cultural district and the old mint because there will be a lengthier presentation i'll not glow this i'll be submitting a series of amendments at the end of the hearing codifying the demonstration in the sud this insures that the critical
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benefits described are tied completely to the rezoning the site i site this insures along with the new zoning controls the south of market is insured a benefit like front loading the affordable housing fees so mary ann taylor can be built and building that contribute the contribution of the dumpster building to the affordable nonprofit art space and new open space and public safety and transportation improvements i'll add that 5 m has committed to change the exciting tdif and paying 50 percent for the residential building insuring their commitment to our capital improvement for the transit improvements throughout the city so with no further comments i'm going to turn it over to i believe to decorate john ram and
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the mayor's office of housing and community development but supervisor wiener has some comments. >> thank you briefing bra the staff report first of all, congratulate the project sponsor in and the city and communities for the increases in affordability and prairie for having affordable housing program that has a great mix of low income moderate income and low income a major win to be moving in the right direction and particularly it was a few years ago that it was considered controversial at the board of supervisors to even talk about moderate or middle-income housing we had housing advocates who were telling us we shouldn't be talking about middle-income housing and had a debate where
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some of my colleagues contend wyoming and sro percent of ami low income housing should not be called middle-income that was above mediator income housing a ask him i wish to talk about middle-income housing and the fact over a few years later we're 92 not just talking about middle-income but delivering middle-income housing it as tremendous step forward a big policy in san francisco but i also want to note i think another groundbreaking aspect of this project which is that this project will be paying full freight when it comes to transit inch development fees at the level the sustainability fee that is not the case in the past
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in fact, of course, last tuesday passed the transit sustainability fee for the first time every will require in the future that residential development actually pay transit fees for the last 35 years also a development agreement and an agreement no requirement for any transportation fee related fees this projectile would not have had to pay full transit sustainability fees because it is up for approval and the tsf will not go into effect for some time this is very important and in fact, i early on i had conversation with the developers and with city staff to make clear that project absolutely needs to pay full twrit
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sustainability fee a series in the south of market area and 40 of mission project they were not paying any transit impact fees i sat down with the city staff maybe a year and a half or two years ago i said it was going to be very, very hard for me to support any projects that don't pay their transit impact fees i want to thank the aide staff for taking this seriously and bringing forward 24 it is paying it's impact fees and thank you totes developer for alleging to that that is a step forward i think this sets a great tune going forward to make sure our projects in the city is paying into 24 fund we know that any kinds of housing creates transit
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impacts and make sure that public transportation as well as access to pedestrians and cyclists all keeps up with the development in the city so with that, supervisor kim i think this will go through the economic & workforce development. >> it is john ram and i should notes and appreciate over comments on the middle-income housing this project is commit to building 32 percent of madam clerk, any announcements? >> that is on top of that there is still hitting the praukz commitment to make sure that the 1/3rd is reasonable for the population and knitting to the 37 percent what we considered any other city higher middle-income households because of the crisis we're currently, we have in san francisco we need to be building subsidize units for this class and should
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mention that you know as we talk about years past in years past controversial to get the developers to build 15 percent affordable housing onsite we've come a long way to get to 40 percent is really been a heartwarming thing to get the developers to make sure we are building housing with half the units are for residents here in san francisco thank you director ram. >> thank you good morning, supervisors john ram with the planning department supervisor 40 is the now thirty having turned 60 that maybe that's the new 50 when it applies to age i'm there with you there is a number of speeches that want to speak you'll not go over the details but want to talk about why the staff and the planning commission support this in the form it was in when the
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commission saw it weeks ago as many of you may know one of the unique elements 40 percent in legal ownership that is unusual for this part of town and the proposed project is 1.7 million square feet and specifically open space at ground floor and on the roof of the chronicle building a number of public benefits, of course, embedded in the agreement you'll hear if oewd i'm not going 0 into the details but significant friendly contributions and other benefits that the project is proposed most important my comments today given the size and scope of that with the planning commission why would they support it i want to other people that there are a number of members the community that have's people to us we're very concerned about changing the zoning to allow the projects
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of this size we don't consider that a signal task changing the cladding in the downtown we've don't do often i want to other than this their concerns and talk about where why we think that is important and necessary and in fact, desirable a project first i've mentioned earlier the site is consistent of larger unutilized parking lot in single ownership of 4 acres that is lou gehrig's disease u allowing us to master plan for a site of this size and it allows greater flexibility in the arrangement of buildings and allows us to amazed open space in quantities more useful and pub assessable secondly, we believe that is compatible with the surrounding building form the emergency hotel is across the street it is nearly 4 hundred feet in its form and it actually allows us to amazed the buildings near
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15th it is aligned with building of compatible size and height and third close to transit a block if the station for bart and muni and the central subway station as well of the foyer stations on market street is not one that is having capacity like the capacity for further growth and fourthly this site is a contribution on the edge of the western edge of downtown and designated most of site designated as c-3 by represents the western ends and the arrangement of buildings on the sightly and the location of open space and the adjacency of lower historic building to the west helps guarantee the buildings of this size will not continue to the west until we get closer to
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van ness and fifthly it contains affordable housing and supervisor kim mention now 40 percent and that through a combination of oust land dedication and offsite in a quarter of a mile and next the project does have very detailed design guidelines that will be adopted as part of our package the d-4-d incorporated a high scrutiny and you'll get in projects of this downtown and allows us to make sure the design excellence is maintained the public benefits you'll hear in a moment are will exceed under current zion and the under current zoning we're po to pay attention to the telephone pens onsite it is important to recognize the
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change in the stone and the increased density allows us to increase the affordable housing numbers on the site next item i want to mention in relationship to the central selma the project predates the work on the central selma but absolutely supports the goals and includes transit orientation and development impacts fees and in kind improvements o improvements it is consistent with the dowels of that plan and there is very little consistency within to those documents obviously the project adds office and retail space for the employment because of the city and boosters the downtown and a moment when the office building is reaching the capacity and the open space will provide is a very steven open space and there are large enough spaces and
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available to both yours of the project itself so for those reasons the planning department's and planning department staff has supported that project and the commission voted recently to do that i'd like to introduce kevin the project manager and pub thank kevin he's no longer with the department but as alleged to come back and make his as you thank you during that time i'm kevin guy good morning the in a nut shell are the legislative components associated with the project this the general plan and the planning code and the development agreement that are necessary to complement the 5m project for a brief recap demolishes existing buildings and remain 3 existing buildings and four construction 3 new
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building inspections with roof from 250 to have hundred feet 6 hundred plus 8 hundred thousand square feet and 68 thousands of ground floor retails and sf moma and bike parking and public improvements and pub available office space for incorrectlyly in 2013 a series of mercy housing we are held to solicit comments and provide informational updates on the status of the projects evolution on september 17th of this year, the planning commission and the rec and park held a joint hearing for the supplement at that hearing the planning commission safeguards the eir and proud of the office logos and the office allocation and approved an office design and recommended the approval the
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legislative action before the committee today and the rec and park department also took action for raise this shadow in the parks and determined the shadows on that park will not be adverse to the use of the space on october 19th a petition was filled the the office allocations for the project those are phenomenon o on calendar to be considered by the full board of supervisors next thunders or thursday the mravrgs made recommended changes to the project wfrptd to the special use and is zone map i'll summarize those recommended change the first to amend the language to clarify the active use and the cultural used for the historic building and the h1 on howard street the amendments will have clerical changes with the zoning
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maps and add conditional use authorization for the use of identifying the conditional use in the selma and family sud except rations are not required to seek the conditional uses within the proposed sud there will be reminder for the kwufbs for the retail use and the individual buildings with residential uses meet the 40 percent to bedroom or 3 bedroom requirements the commission recommended several changes to the promoted development that will require the payment of $300,000 for the adoption of filipino cultural heritage district, require that the planning department issue a periodic analysis of the displacement around the project and recommend the board offers a stable fund to prevent and the displacement and remind for the
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small site acquisitions and finally the sponsor continue to equip the incorporation of the child facilities that concludes my presentation. laura will presents an overview and the overview site and design principles for the project thank you. >> thank you very much i think we have a presentation? >> hello, i'm laura with the site lab let's see. >> the slide. >> ohoh - there we go. >> thank you. >> so this project was begun in 2008, and i've been fortunate enough to work on it since 2009 in that time we've had one hundred 86 community meetings and tours the first community
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meeting started in 2009 and the first time that is masking and design was a shop to the public in 2011 just in advance of filing the e e a it's been a collaborative process with the stay planning department and the mta and the office of economic workforce development as well as the stakeholders we've spent 78 years understanding what can happen on the site and meet all the goals with the stakeholders and i would say through the iterations of seven years the item before you they have been four focused areas that create a phenomenal open space that really nufl and prioritizing the alleyways of the transit location through a balance mixed use program. >> as john mentions it is a
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really unique site particularly in this kind of location of downtown it is four acres with half that serve as parking lot no residential units and retails one small could have shop in terms of the context and the future of this part of san francisco it facilitates e fits into the overall city plans the height peeking with the transbay tore and tapering down this project in and of itself creates part of the transition if the downtown to anymore western selma we imploded into the project that transition we literally will i he devout half the site to the new construction this site is also interesting in that is it is location of converge of many different
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neighborhoods and area plans this means that this project it needs to perform to align with those goals and embody it's roles at a crossroads that is part of what drove the project from the financing we looked at what it means to develop a project that used the downtown femur forum and the surrounding context to the west so the variety and grain and mixed use and as you can see immediately around the city of the continental hotel and the streets. >> in terms of the explaining we gun into the mission street coordinator and their embedded with the historic buildings they
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seem to fade-out and not as much open space we were interested to build off of that around the old mint specifically we first started with the society to protect the chronicle building and protect the alley pattern and build off the chronicle building and the old mint and create actions that turn the alleyways into pedestrian assessable areas with the public realm surrounding those historic buildings to create that network of open spaces through the site then when it comes to shaping them to the site there are a couple of drivers first from the unprospective we wanted to locate the largest buildings vanity to the largely street 6th street and howard street the site allows a contribution from
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the downtown to the western selma scale at the same time, we also were managing and refinancing to make sure that we were responding to all the climate conditions and improving wind conditions in the area and maximizing the daylight on the open spaces we came to the proposal that was analyzed in the eir that you see here as a result we got quite a bit of feedback through the strerldz including groups like hi co-and that we heard a consistent threesome the desire for the element in ceqa and less density and space we studied the different ways to respond to this we look at option that reduced height and options that removed the city building in the end that reflect what is the
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revised project as you can see the middle building is removed allowing us to maintain the line of the historic building and double the. >> (speaking chinese.) on the ground there is an emphasis on the ground and is connections between the public elevator that will be at to the chronicle building and the access to the rooftop added to the project since that time was also the emphasis on affordable housing in particular being able to dedicate a parcel that is two doors down for senior hours and that's been established for the development through the mayor's office of housing. >> so as i mentioned the site is 50 over 50 percent down zone, if you will, to basically store which the open space and to map to the historic building so that those are guaranteed to be
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retained and up zoned for the new building but creating the public realm is not just about the open space but the evergreen for the d-4-d john mentioned we have a number of controllers beyond what is standard in the planning code around the building empties and the storefront design as well as the uses that were mentioned altogether then they create a system that feeds the alleyway and the circulation and the perimeters streets and part of city's worked with cast the nonprofit the arts strabltion to steward the malcolm heinicke in a in a dumpster building a place for nonprofits to be used for the open spaces as a platform sblgz the building in its current state and here you see that believe and the open space
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as we envision it how this project comes together where the mission street residential reflect the ideas of text it is your articulation and this is something the details is in the d-4-d added to the project as well as the pedestrians only north part that links with the pedestrian from mission street into the central open space and natoma that seen improvements in the craft of new and old with the residential buildings the hi rise the residential that framed the chronicle tower and the increased articulation as well as the city and reconciling i'm sorry the city and project reconciling here the new buildings with the enter continental from potrero and
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from seep i 80 looking at if downtown and particularly this project as part of sud and a 4 acre planning effort was able to bridge the downtown form to the bridging down to the lower rise of the context. >> so i'll leave you with those 4 principles and i'm available to answer any questions thank you. i'll hand it over to ann. >> thank you. >> good afternoon madam chair and anybody's i'll the project sponsor in the department of workforce development i'll walk through as proved by the planning commission on
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october 17th in the 6 weeks intentions or since the new york city the city has evolved as recommendations with other city commissions and ongoing advocacy input and further negotiation with those boards and members the committees. >> we're aware the planning commission generated a feedback for the past 6 weeks forking for the family to consider the recommendation and identify opportunities and more or less importantly worked collaboratively to extend our partnership thank you to the forest city and work with the city for a robust package to the committee the development is a legally biden contract between the city and developer for the term of da which in this case is 15 years they'll negotiate the physical and financial benefits that the
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developer will not otherwise be required to meet once the board of supervisors hsa have greeted telling then - the 5 m protector, llc should sell one or more the parcels all the entitlements conditions and controls and obligates run with the lands any developer taking on the ownership take on the physical and benefits responsibility and obligations of the approved project if more any reason the 5m, llc or another developer that takes control of the site and want to make adjustment for the agreement they'll be required to reappear in front of the planning commission followed by the board of supervisors to ask for changes in terms of any changes to the development the d-4-d or sud that are not consistent with the approved project will be required to
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start the process over in your packet exhibit d provides a breakdown of the developers responsibility by building each building will pay all the impact fees and the additional negotiable benefit fees the project will generate a total of $73 million plus in developer fees and benefits that will be transcribed to the mint the betsey carmichael school are department of workforce development and on top of those payments do not the dubbing dumpster building for the arts areas culture spaces because the project is located on land that is 100 percent privately owned and the costs are 100 percent privately funded we need to identify the structure in order to properly associate the benefits required for the site we looked for the
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transit district plan it generated the fees for the high-rise structures that pie cart illustrates this basically structure the fees plus transit overlays yield the benefits we took the 64 pies employed represented in blue and added the purple conditioner that is the district fees we combined the contribution and disabled to though the public benefits program lubltd by the green pie in light of the current housing situations the project was to jade as much housing as soon as possible it was the first to achieve the take the by generating affordable housing within the housing site as
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supervisor kim outlined we've captured it to achieve 40 percent to total 200 plus through a combination of 34 housing elements first, the developer will provide $18 million for the gap from eddy family housing project the tndc will produce formally homeless families to 40 percent ami it will be transcribed from the project site secondly, the project a will decade a parcel of lands with $25 million for 83 permanently affordable units a comply with the housing program and finally, the m-2 rental building was an 40 plus affordable unit has evolved and largely 0 due do supervisor kim and on the
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members of the boards as a result as outlined by supervisor kim we have an m two building with a total of 87 below-market-rate and it will achieve the building percent for affordability. >> in addition to the 1 that is $4 million fee obligations the park funds the project sponsor will include the 26 showing us thousand succeeded for parks and the chronicle building 37 thousand square feet is a the code requirement a major contribution to the arts and nonprofit office space is the developers demolition of the democrat stare building to the trust the democrat stare is an historic resource in the open space 60 percent of the one percent arts contribution that will be distributed through the cast per capital to roommate the
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building the remaining 40 percent for public art and culture projects throughout the 5 m in addition to the $5 million plus 5 m will make a contribution of $6,000 to be used used for the nonprofit and distributed through a process the consideration when be given to the development active nonprofit culture institutions in the area including the high-risk and/or damaged populations and provide issues in the selma area. >> the program generates one $.5 million for the office of economic workforce development those will be used for specialized training for the construction jobs and land users $400,000 is targeted to provide the funds for the individual that are formally or currently homeless the project sponsor will
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participate in the city's fir hiring program and the lgbt program and finally, the project will generate telling hundred construction jobs and other full-time jobs. >> $3.5 million of the 6.8 is above the baseline combeekz their divide into the contribution to rec and park to kickoff the fundraiser for the recreation center and one million dollars contribution for the betsey carmichael school to be used for off-street parking and faculty training and recommend and the remain $1.5 million will be expansion for the stabilization and technical assistance for the youth and family within the selma neighborhood the total transportation transportation obligation for the project is $12.2 million we've broktd into two buckets
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8.8 is the existing infrastructure or i do tdif it is applied to the desegregation and the $3.4 million the tsp represented the dollars the developer will be obligated to pay if the tdif is not implement supervisor wiener made that clear we'll not support the new tdif the 3 housing unit $4 million will be used two mta to have bicycle and other improvements for a crosswalk with the 5m open space and priority that will addressing the pedestrian safety and public safety adjacent to the project site part of vision zero sf. >> the project sponsor will also mania robust transportatma
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king program with one million dollars program used for due diligence and the long term restoration for the schematic restoration of the building we've been asked to explain how 5 m aligns with the central selma in benefits and fees our office working closely with the planning department to track the process and to sure that 5 m is on target the central selma plan seeks to provide public benefits and 5 m under the development agreement is able to achieve all the take the and be affordability for all the other take the benefits including the affordable open space over one acre new and others buildings. >> the central selma
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anticipates 22 that is 5 square feet throughout the district and planning is setting a number of tools for $3 billion for the revenues that workout to $89 in public benefits for every square feet those benefits will be achieved over a 25 year period when you apply the central selma methodist 5 m veeldz and we're able to serve the immediate areas and address the affordable housing needs in the very near future finally we want to drawing your attention to the timing of the distribution in norwalk that the critical need more affordable housing as soon as possible was a primary driefshg from the mayor and the opportunity to bundle all the development combeekz from the first building and indirect the amount to fill the affordable housing site we expect the first building to be
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the m h building the agreement didn't require it to be built in any order so the combeekz to the tndc will build low to relow and shovel ready while we expecting nine hundred thoughts in the tsp the remainder the transit dollars will be paid to the mta when the building permits are appalled u pulled so mta receives the transit combeekz for the build out for a total of 2e68 that is $2 million for the second and third buildings without changing the dollars amount the development agreement adding the heirs for the front loading to build that more quickly we have members from this planning department here the lead on the
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central selma and members of moe here and department of workforce development for the questions on any department that's what it's all about they're available and that concludes my presentation. i'll be happy to answer any questions thank you very much. >> thank you very much i don't see any colleagues lined up in cue so let's condition moving forward. >> supervisor kim anything else in not we'll go to public comment. >> no. >> all right. ladies and gentlemen, let's take public comment at this point loophole we have a stack of cards here.
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>> (calling names). >> good evening supervisors my name is motorcycle the executive director for walk sf and i just wanted to thank supervisor kim and the 5m developers for making some really big significant improvements in terms of public transportation and public safety any comments relied to the transportation aspects of this project and from our prospective at walk sf we are really grateful for the developers studio cut the residential rental unit and building and the commercial building cutting the parking unlawful so there meeting what are the most progressive standards in terms of citywide they'll be fewer all trips to and from the 5 m building and in turn the streets
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will be safer fewer opportunities for accidents and people using healthy transportation modes to get around and selma is within of the most dangerous places for people to walk in san francisco this is a critical neighborhood for a strong public safety improvement the other things the project delivers are wider sidewalks on both sides of howard street a safe pedestrian crossing with mint and mary streets shortening the streets longer than mary we are excited about those aspects of the project and wanted to again show how prediction to sxh the developers and my colleagues that we've been working with at sfmta and the whole city thanks. >> good afternoon, supervisors
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dee dee workman in the san francisco chamber of commerce the chamber representing over 15 hundred businesses with many employees that would love to live in san francisco we strongly support of knowledge project the mixed use development provides much needed housing with 40 percent housing what did you do displacing the residents vacant lots with offices will rise close to the financial integrity and the public transit exactly where that belongs the 5 m will pay million dollars of dollars for the public safety and streetscape improvements and benefits for the central selma community over 12 thousand square feet will be dathd dictated to the locals resources will be retired and record we need more promotions that helps
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riots that has thousands of temporary jobs the san francisco chamber of commerce supports this and urge the board of supervisors to support it as well thank you. >> good afternoon. i'm nov noah from the bicycle coalition i'm here to talk about the impacts that has on people riding bicycles we pay attention to the projects along the bike and high injury roads that were identified through the health department vision zero policy where people are disproportionately injured and killed by drivers those are important criteria san francisco set a goal to double the bike trips in the next years and
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getting rid of accident that's vision 2025 that will determine whether or not the goals are met 5 m is bound on 3 side of the high injury corridors that are in dire needs of improvements and part of city that is bikeable and walkable from the developers support those lows driving and more bicycling and walking will help 5 m is supported binding bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements and led to the community driven plan for the street is will help to reduce the driving plans and as my colleague nicole said it will half the residential parking spaces will greatly reduce
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traffic and help, help walking and writing ibm biking from the city the 5m will help with a study that promotes biking and walking and in the advisory committee of time central selma plan it is important for future development 5 m has discussed and address did concerns of dangerous traffic and i also want to thank supervisor kim so for challenging overseeing issues it made a big difference and 5 m has made candidates to counteract our concerns and make sure the city holds them affordable thank you. >> hi, i'm tony work with senior and exact a senior board recently just a few days ago noted not to endorse or support of knowledge project the project will not only effect the filipino community but all the families and youth and families that live in selma and
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the surrounding areas there is rules on the books to protect the families since 2008 the area plans are for neighborhood not a second financial district the developers are completely george the impacts of open space and shadows our appeal as selma south of market action committee shows that the eir or environmental impact report is inaccurate and i think consistent there are so mount other approvals that don't fast track without analyze working oig oig u obvious with the seniors and the rest of the city you know your concern is gentrification and displacement with land values that are skyrocketing as a result of that project we find it dangerous not
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only for selma the entire planning has been working with the developer that disregards the fact that san francisco is a planned city with existing zoning so this circumstance have the opportunity is out of line it is quite dourjz and as a native san franciscan fourth generation that don't mean a damn thing i have to say personally by some of the actions that have happened with some of the folks that are making those decisions i'm personally hurt i'm personally i take great offense and disgusted thank you. >> sorry sorry about that
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tests letting get more folletti (calling names). >> andy. >> i'm silva johnson and been here a long time and housing and development i think that we need to have 40 percent on a lot of areas and meetings that we work - organizations we - our housing institutions have work areas. >> and separate meetings for
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people to have a bad tempers and stuff that is where our considerations i think have been going on too many years we need 36 percent on our lower ways of our economies and provided it with all our economics and with our districts i am not i've been putting a lot of pages into this we have considered it lennar benefits that we- make more than what we've been doing with all
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those economics which really puts 22 percent in our lower - where they go to school and benefit for 42 percent on our higher you know economies which is - >> thank you, nancy pelosi mr. bylaw aim andy imply with the proud 16 coalition here in solidarity that the selma we believe this project should not be approved there should be a continuance the first full board hearing until at least december 15th whatever changes to the development go agreement didn't change the faulty eir the eir fails to talk about the drafting of draft eir has two
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schemes that may constitute and fails to perform the simultaneous comparison for the vitality - the public was preexcluded if commenting on the process and regarding the shadow the draft eir fails to consider the spaces used by the public the yerba buena children's area and the yerba buena in the north forest city has conceded the project could be conceded to forbode the shadows the eir used an continually small study for the traffic analysis the internal revenue identified impacts at some intersection but immediately addresses the
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feasible mitigations lo including the reducing the trips generating uses of project is getting additional height bus because it is so close to transit the project about double the amount of the sites the eir fails to accountant for the traffic in the area considering the changes to market street and regarding the wind the wind tunnel effects the exterior of the site leona helmsley. >> okay. thank you. >> diane (calling names). >> hi, i'm diane's e diane with the selma action committee to pick up where mr. blue left off the eir appeals notes there is inconsistent with the area plans
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and policies the project is inconsistent with the general plan the central selma plan and prop k regional housing needs allocation south of market and zoning and the status of regulation and the good news regulations with the surrounding instead of the impacts the results were impacted under the current zones and regulations the draft eir analyze the impacts under the promoted city codes and regulars their trailer made the city makes sense the sited in compliance i want to point out under zero public meeting held by the city prior to any of the hearings at city hall considering the projects like pier 70 were foirt was vvld involved that was
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coming after the fact 11:00 p.m. maergz we get a minute to talk about our concerns you know we didn't know about what the project will look like until september after the final eir was given we had to ask for the developer to extend the view the project to pass street levels not cut off at the top of page that only happened in accept the fact that process is fast tracked without enough public contribution meaningful public contribution for the project is problematic it is setting a bad precedent for the city not negotiated behind closed doors with the consideration of the public thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you diane >> next speaker. >> handsome i'm 99 why with gabriella san francisco i work
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with san francisco migrate and emigrated families in the excelsior i'm here to speak in opposition of the 5 m project the people speaking to slow down the process that are here not against the development but rather within no point i am not when profit driven corporate needs at the forefront we're facing a problem in the rapid increase affordable housing crisis making the working-class families and communities this is not about building affordable housing and filling a quota all the community benefits that is about generously doing community planning with people in this planning pr the problems that will come out of the project can't be curd through a development agreement people power and planning community is
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possible and the selma community has been pro-active we need this city hall to insure that basic needs are prioritized including housing and jobs and necessary services to serve the community we need to slow down the process and more importantly for the city to invest in the community and understand the investment for the 5 m project that project should not be approved the board shouldn't rush to be approved and asking for continuance until december 15th thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> communities joseph constricting is the south of market community action network i wanted to respond to some of the points made by the chief environmentalist probably the most important point the report states the development agreement
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leads to a rash of 32 percent it is inaccurate and misleading it is inaccurate because of the planning code the developers is to pay an inclusionary fee and to the city's affordable housing fund at a rate of 12 period of time offsite in no case shall the project receive the first certificate of preference holders until they receive the sovereigty certify of occupancy no benefit for the developer to - this maternity be developed more affordable housing next no reference for the remaining funds need for that senior the 0ib89 offsite to be implemented a reference to gap funding not providing those units next another false in the report
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is that there is a presumption that this project makes office rents and housing prices go down yet no crisis no matter the units or office space will cost i don't know how you can prestigious project if there is no numbers by the chief consisting next the office space is proposed i guess by policy complications we can change forest citys proposal next year. >> the next group of speakers will be
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(calling names). >> this project has pan inadequate no public meetings only by the developers this and unlike other projects point pier 70 so a long-standing the 5 m will respect the existing cherish the community and the developers and planning talk about creating a new community driving out the existing residents our community vision has nearly as much housing and the elements that the city has we have open space and community space we keep the denser building and have open space and ground floor we have allowable current height to the project we respect the use and a
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consistent with the drafting this impacts the community to wind and shadow and has 50 affordable housing and keeping with the housing balance we have put on paper something our community has agree on in a long term and sloerment short term the board of supervisors should noted approve it a continuance at the first board meeting until december 15th thank you. >> thank you. >> canning listen. >> i'd like to play a video. >> okay.
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>> is it working? >> thank you i'd like to. >> start the video from the begin and start her time if the beginning too. >> okay carolyn. >> good morning. i live here and have been for 25 years i like selma that are a lot of latinos i'm having the impact of this 5 m for me because the latinos are more living in selma but what will happy to the
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filipinos and the future of the other filipino the children and they're a big element here. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> >> (speaking foreign
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language.) >> the reason why i showed that video was because your client couldn't make that today but i personally work with the veterans equality center and kiss gutted how the members of the communities are being organized when you ask them to they support affordable housing they'll say yes, but when they support the building of luxurious condo and the hundreds of thousands of office space i'll urge you to really last week listen to some of our other community members and not - >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> game-changer supervisors my name is raymond i'm with south of market action network the filipino-american families
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have been under attack first, they beat us and dragged our seniors on the street and the hotel this is how they treat our world war ii veterans by the late 70s it was almost all lowest awhile manila town the financial district destroyed manila town then thousands of filipinos and other fathers and mothers were kicked out to make way for yerba buena 20 years of south of market were designated for retirement the yerba buena redevelopment is diminished our area demolished 10 thousand units many of which house or serve the low income filipino the retirement had a civil right of programs and residents couldn't return to their homes
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and the filipinos would and worked in the fillmore district in south of market south of market is a working-class neighborhood full of filipinos and latino and black folks now they want to make program for rich people though the 5 m project the 5 m project completely disrepresents the community planning and putting 34 office towers forest city and hearst corporation have a land value by massive zone if we let this thing go we're telling everyone in san francisco as long as you have money you can break the rules please think that about that. >> angelica. >> i'm angelica with the south of market community action need not we too are asking that the board not approve that the board shouldn't rush to approve that
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until december 15th state of public safety address instead we'll to see from our leadership is to prioritize a budget and legislative analysis report similar to the displacement at the mission study that supervisor campos has with the following information 2 and 4 and 10 years of confirmation diversity of current trends continue including the focus on the selma physically filipino population that includes black latino and chinese number two a 2 year and 5 years and 10 year projection for the south of market if the current price continues and 3 one that is built for the special use district it is in family housing works are sro and hotels and
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offices we have a lot of issues with that project one main thing is sets a precedence for the spot zone along the transit cord in san francisco accept especially to chinatown creating this will create a second financial district court in the heart of south of market where the majority with working-class and low income immigrant residents 34 and 29 office towers are on the special district but usher selma community fought to sustain families in san francisco. >> thank you. >> i have a quick question ann geology what is the significance of december 1st. >> hoping by december 15th the
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individual reporting from ted egan report we don't feel that this report that came out was accurate if anything that is not a real analyze it is to favor the 5m project and second the budget and budget analyst report on displacement that's why we're asking for december 15th. >> all right. thank you very much angelica next is (calling names). >> my name is katherine i'm the managing director of our group a small nonprofits in san francisco since 2003, i'm
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speaking in strong support of the 5 m project meet has been in intersection for the art since 925 mission street and entrenched by the intersection for the art and the 5m project that showcased a lot of artists and intersection and k3e6r78d with space like the tunnel we've been able to meet and collaborate without artists and nonprofits in a way that is made possible po by the 5 m and keeping our project low cost we are really encouraged and exist how the arts and culture are woolen into the fabric a culture organization for the artists oh, my gosh on the sittings sits with the displacement of arts this is an important signal that arts like intersection working in partnership with the developer like forest city turns things to
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a more positive you very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> supervisors i'm donald faumg with tndc neighborhood course of action we want to preference my remarks i'm speaking for tndc but not purporting for the residents we, of course, own the receiver site at eddy and taylor we aspire to building over one house affordable unit thirty will be set aside for homeless families and an additional set aside for households that are headed by people with disabilities ed you didn't and there will is not a tally we bought it in 2007 and we now amending aim to start construction in less than two years thought san francisco and the bay area and even the country there are sites and
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development capacity to build affordable housing what we lack are resources we're starved for funding to build but housing to build i want to express my appreciation to supervisor kim so for norwalk in the city for negligence 7 percent of affordable housing for the project and without diminishing the rich array of other community benefits that come forth thank you. >> thank you are you ben grant. >> yes. >> welcome. >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm ben grant the urban design project sponsor at spur here to speak on behalf of 9 and in support of the project that is the right place for density given to the major transit and in the city and region the
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project that shows expensive urban design with the mixed use of used for walkable public realm as a result of a robust public project based on the community concerns with the additional recession we've heard about earlier ♪ meeting about affordable housing up to 40 percent it also includes important preservation of structures dedication for spaces for arts and structure and the design and programs as well as the progressive transportation that supports walking, cycling and concentrating it is hard to have a better deal i urge you to approve that thank you >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> randy. >> good morning, supervisors. i'm randy the executive director of the intersection for the arts and something really important happens about 5 and a half years
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ago when the development was put together the sprnz invited the art in on the ground floor that is unprecedented in terms of large-scale development at the end of one percent for art buys the sculpture gets put up in the lobby or courtyard you can see countless works they call it a day the project sponsors really, really rethought what the paradigm for one percent and they've woolen arterials and culture into the fabric of that in a meaningful and long term way so we rep one hundred thirty pedicab o member projects support this and hope you'll approve it. >> thank you, laura clark. >> i'm here with grow sf ii
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want to wholeheartedly endorse that it is exactly for upper policy in a twrit rich area a dense urban core that is exactly the covet development we need so desperately in the city people are coming here for jobs and opportunities if we don't create the housing the crisis about get worse we've watched that city crisis escalate and escalate and escalate the robust time to build was 20 years ago the second best time is now we need housing and we need it in those great intense places along with parks and art i don't know what more you can ask for a project that is a no brainier and thank you very much. >> thank you. >> laura. >> sorry. >> kari. >> (calling names.)
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>> i'm carr with technical shop that fully supports the 5m tech shop is a space that provides open access to all ages for people to learn and make things and be part of a community we provide the schematic programs and administrative reviews and training to veterans in san francisco our thus plug members and staff can benefit from affordable housing our membership and community as artists entrepreneurs teachers and students, veterans, seniors and other members in the local community want save and public access to artists arts and cult and learning opportunity our members have created projects that launch small and large businesses and contributed to the local communities
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we have members who have gotten if homeless to bmw's because of access to retraining and resources we have 8 locates in major cities and thought and consider things like access to public transportation and a forgives contingency the 5 m visions that includes arts and culture with the affordable housing wanes i'm sure what our mission to engage the community we fully support in program. >> thank you (calling names) after barbara (calling names). >> sorry can't read our last name chris.
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>> (calling names). >> my name is saul a residence of selma and working with smack i want to talk about traffic before i do i want to make a couple of comments that trouble me one is the misleading portrayal of the open space by the 5m organization forest city and its support by the city planners the presentation of the open space shows greenery there is no green it is a hard-surface very dark since it is surrounded by dark building like mint plaza not a beautiful place that encourages the interaction with communities and families the
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second thing is the notion of the transition in height from downtown to central selma no transition the guess so the enormous buildings is so out of scale with the neighborhood and are large 80 percent of the buildings in the central downtowns the central district is much for welcoming to the kind of programs that 5 m is proposing i do worry about the small streets mary and on the people that work on those streets are among the frail, the elderly people that live in sro's people who are drug users but those have the malcolm heinicke in a and u tom are more than 8 hundred trips a day during rush hour that makes it an unsafe
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area, no way for this to be a thorough way and mta needs to replan to move a lot of cars from those two alleys otherwise, it is going to be an increasing dangerous area. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> you don't look like barbara. >> madam chair you called my name earlier. >> i'm a member of the sf behavior and want to reiterate this is a time would with the hicks we need to stop democrat ingress forest city in the city for 25 years have been taken care for the community outreach for this particular project that particular project makes the neighborhood more buildable the 5 m is a


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