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martinez. going to san francisco state. our next recipient is alexandria brown from college track. she is graduate of laurel high school kboeing to university of santa cruz and her mother is here to receive the award on her behalf. thank you for being here an twuinate, we are really proud of your daughter. our next recipient will be aleana cor dorfba, a graduate of [inaudible] jordan high school for equity. cal state east bay! our next recipient is alfaundsonocblack student union
and he is going dillered university and his sister is here. thank you for being here on behalf of alfonzo. similar -some student have left for college or on summer trip before they head off so really appreciate the family support. arina [inaudible] galileo high school graduate going on to oxburg college and michele is here on behalf of her daughter. [inaudible] from san francisco youth fund. graduate of san francisco international high school going on to cal state university in channel island.
our next one up, brenda wu, from lowell high school going uc santa barbara. congratulations, brenda. next is breechaun phillips from san francisco alliance of black school educators, [inaudible] high school graduate going on to spellmen. spellmen in the house! very nice. dar lean is next from filipino educators of san francisco and graduate from george washington high school milem. eagles! she is going to cal state long beach.
give it up for long beach. our next is dayrea [inaudible] masons of california graduate from galileo high school going to san francisco state university. give it up gators! our next two graduates are twins and destiny is already on her way somewhere. she is doing something fun, she left her twin brother behind. destiny is going to hampton and dexter is going to milem, uc berkeley! give our best to
destiny, dexter. [inaudible] lowell high school graduate heading off the humbolt state. alright. and then genesis vas cz went to san francisco international high school and going to san francisco state university. we have pilar from lasa accepting on her behalf. thank you, pilar. pilar is president of latin american teacher association. thank you, pilar. you take a quick picture for us? [laughter]. [inaudible] from blake student union, mission high school graduate. morehouse. hichem
was the president of black student union. the next scholar is [inaudible] graduating from john ocaunl high school on his way to san francisco state university. irene [inaudible] college track, galileo high school graduate going to exaveier university. evon [inaudible] john oconal high school heading
to san francisco state university. [inaudible] from mission economic development agency, john oconal high school, university of california , irvine! jennifer soto from lasa, thurgood marshal high school heading to city college of san francisco. heading right here and staying at home. next up will be jerry johnson,
mason scholar from abrumam lincoln high school going to san mateo and histsister is here on his behalf. thank you deja. [inaudible] subrina tan graduate of lowell high school going to uc san diego and [inaudible] is here on her behalf. jocelyn garcia, a mason scholar from john oconnell high school heading to san francisco state university and her cousin is here. thank
you graceia. jolean [inaudible] from meto, john oconal high school, san francisco state university! o'connell high school, san francisco state university! [inaudible] san francisco international high school heading to san francisco state university! juan garcia from lasa, graduate of mission high school on behalf laura [inaudible] is here and juan is
heading to lawrence university! cion thomas glack school alliance from balboa high school. where you going man? [inaudible] congratulations. these guys are going to rock it at warhouse, it so scary. kaona lopez, mason scholar, international cities academy, san francisco state university. san francisco state university. lena chong from
lowell high school, [inaudible] university. linda len from lowell high school heading to uc berkeley! there it is! mr. mayor, you need it know about linda is she was part of the sales force summer program, so sales force partnered with us and brings in a lot of kids over the summer. linda headed up part of that program. congratulations linda. [inaudible] from cac galileo high school going to university of california dave davis
[inaudible] melody lee from cac from balboa high school heading off to ucla! this is [inaudible] on her behalf. nia [inaudible] college track, lowell high school, san francisco state university! [inaudible] from san francisco alliance of black school educators, george washington high school. eagles! bailor university! regina graceen,
fillphillip and [inaudible] going cal state university los angeles! alright. richard [inaudible] couldn't be here tonight but he is from abraham lincoln high school-you are here. san diego state university! richard! richard participated with several other young people here tonight in a forum with san francisco police chief and mayor talking about the environment that we are in now. richard, thank you for being part of that. really really important. sally wong from mason scholars, lowell high school graduate. call poly, san lewis o bispo.
vioni sanchez from galileo high school, san francisco state university bound isn't here but we have josh from mason scholars, thank you for accepting this on belandfall of vioni. [inaudible] for equity. heading to san francisco state university! yeni [inaudible] from san francisco international high school heading to uc berkeley. [inaudible] is here on behalf of-there he is. thank you for
o'connell high school heading to san francisco state university! alright. we will now ask all of our graduates to come up and for a big group photo so we can memorialize our new leaders in city and county of san francisco, please give it up for the 2016 mayor, i am the fuper scholarship award recipients! we'll get a couple in the front and do a little kneeling action.
>> just a few steps away from union square is a quiet corner stone of san francisco's our community to the meridian gallery has a 20-year history of supporting visual arts. experimental music concert, and also readings. >> give us this day our daily bread at least three times a day. and lead us not into temptation to often on weekdays. [laughter]
>> meridians' stands apart from the commercial galleries around union square, and it is because of their core mission, to increase social, philosophical, and spiritual change my isolated individuals and communities. >> it gives a statement, the idea that a significant art of any kind, in any discipline, creates change. >> it is philosophy that attracted david linger to mount a show at meridian. >> you want to feel like your work this summer that it can do some good. i felt like at meridian, it could do some good. we did not even talk about price until the day before the show. of course, meridian needs to support itself and support the community. but that was not the first consideration, so that made me very happy. >> his work is printed porcelain. he transfers images onto and spoils the surface a fragile
shes of clay. each one, only one-tenth of an inch thick. >> it took about two years to get it down. i would say i lose 30% of the pieces that i made. something happens to them. they cracked, the break during the process. it is very complex. they fall apart. but it is worth it to me. there are photographs i took 1 hours 99 the former soviet union. these are blown up to a gigantic images. they lose resolution. i do not mind that, because my images are about the images, but they're also about the idea, which is why there is text all over the entire surface. >> marie in moved into the mansion on powell street just five years ago. its galleries are housed in one of the very rare single family residences around union square. for the 100th anniversary of the mansion, meridian hosted a series of special events, including a world premiere
reading by lawrence ferlinghetti. >> the birth of an american corporate fascism, the next to last free states radio, the next-to-last independent newspaper raising hell, the next-to-last independent bookstore with a mind of its own, the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana. [laughter] the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included
david meltzer, steve dixon, and jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace, and shoot us, as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back. we know you are finished. desperate, near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen. >> after the readings, the crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through the other gallery rooms in the historic home. the third floor is not usually reserved for just parties, however. it is the stage for live performances. ♪
under the guidance of musical curators, these three, meridian has maintained a strong commitment to new music, compositions that are innovative, experimental, and sometimes challenging. sound art is an artistic and event that usually receives short shrift from most galleries because san francisco is musicians have responded by showing strong support for the programming. ♪ looking into meridian's future, she says she wants to keep doing the same thing that she has been doing since 1989. to enlighten and disturbed. >> i really believe that all the arts have a serious function
at the /ep is a center which is our pop up space down here in san francisco where we operate a store front to educate the policy from the home owner who has center which is our pop up space down here in san francisco where we operate a store front to educate the policy from the home owner who has never done anything in the house to the most advanced structure engineers we have working around here. we we're going to here from kelly to talk a little bit about san francisco. how are you doing kelly? >> very well, thank you for having us here. >> in front of us, we have a typical soft story building. when i see this, i think this is some of the most beautiful architecture our city has. a lot of people don't know these are problematic buildings. why don't you tell us about some of the risks he we have in these buildings? >> soft stories are vulnerable in past earthquakes and the northridge earthquake to this type of building and character of building. when we talk about the soft story, what we're talking about is generally a ground
story that has less wall or other /pwraeugs to resist the lateral forces that might be imposed by the earthquake. so we're looking for something that is particularly weak or soft in this ground story. now, this is a wonderful example of what some of the residential buildings that are soft stories in san francisco look like. and the 1 thing that i would point out here is that the upper force of this building have residential units. they have not only a fair amount of wall around the exterior of the building but they also have very extensive walls in the interior and bathrooms and bedrooms and corridors and everything that has a certificate amount of brazing yea it's significantly less country /srabl in those stories. now very often, we get even a garage or storage or
sometimes commercial occupancy in this ground story. that very often not only has a whole lot less perimeter wall but it often has little or no wall on the interior. that wall is the earthquake bracing and so he see very significant bracing in the top floor and very little on the bottom. when the earthquake comes and hits, it tries to push that ground floor over and there's very little that keeps it from moving and degrading and eventually /paoerblly keeping it from a collapse occurring. so we know they're vulnerable because of this ground story collapsing >> is this only a problem we see in sentence france? san francisco? >> no, this is certainly a national problem. more acute in western but more up to california, washington, moving out into other states. this
kind of building exist and this kind of building is vulnerable. >> when you're involved with the community safety, this is a different way of thinking about these types of things. we had a community group of over 100 people involved and upper 1 of them. tell us about * how that conversation went. why did we decide as a city or a community to start fixing these types of buildings? >> there were a lot of aspects that were considered well beyond just the engineering answer that these are vulnerable. and that effort brought in a lot of people from different aspects of the community that looked at the importance of these buildings to the housing stock and the possible ramifications of losing this /houbgs in the case of an earthquake. the financial implications, the historic preserve vacation s implication as you mentioned, these are very handsome looking buildings that are importance to the tourist city ask which
make san francisco something that people are interested from outside in coming and visiting. >> it's such animation story when you think about the 10 years that the community spent talking about this /seurb but we actually did something about it. now we have an order unanimouses put in place to protect 100,000 residents in san francisco and retrospective in 2020. so on behalf of residents and employees in san francisco, we want to say thank you for the work you've done in pushing this forward and making people more aware of these issues. >> and it was a fantastic community effort. >> so in an earth quake, what happens in these kinds of buildings? >> what happens when an earthquake comes along is it moves the ground both horizontally and vertically. it's mostly the horizontal that we're worried about. it starts moving the building back and forth and pushing on
it. when you see i'm pushing on it, the upper stiff of the wall stay straight up but the lower floors, they actually collapse just like i did there. >> luckily, we can put this building right back up where it came from so it's a lot easier. now kelly, obviously these aren't real frame walls here but when you talk about buildings, what makes the property for stiff? >> the easiest and most cost-effective type of bracing you can put in is either put in a brand new wall or to potentially go in and strengthen a wall that's already there where you don't need to have an opening is where you maybe have a garage door or access to commercial space, you might go to a steel frame or other types of bracing systems that provides the strength and stiff if necessary but at the same time, allows continued use of that area. but some
combination of walls or frames or other tools that are in the tool kit that can bring the building up to the strength that's required in order to remove the vulnerability from the building so that when ground shaking comes, it in fact is a whole lot more resistant and less vulnerable. ideally, this story down here would be made as strong and stiff as the floors above. >> if i'm a property owner, what is the first thing i should do? >> the first thing you should do is find professional that can come in and help you evaluate your building in order to, 1, figure out that indeed it does need to be retro fitted and 2, give you some idea of what that retro fit might look like. and third, evaluation and design to help you determine the retro fit requirement. >> well kelly, i can't thank
rules committee of monday, july 18, 2016, i'm kairng the chair our vice chair it scombhaifr and to my left is supervisor cowen and clerk eric and sfgovtv thank you jim smith and jesse larson >> >> >> proceedings. and when speaking before the commission, if you care to, do state your name for the record. unless board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> call item one one pursuant to the file passes by the board of supervisors this item has been called from committee. >> we don't need public comment next item 2. >> item 2 the chird charter amendment to require the office of economic workforce development and the mayor's office of housing and community development to propose 5 year strategic plans for approval by the board of supervisors an election to be held on
november 8, 2016. >> supervisor cowen is not able to make it here today and so we have intended to have this duplicated version travel to the full board of supervisors along with the original versions that was called from committee so at this time i'm not going to be making an amendment to item 2 so unless supervisor cowen has convicting open up for public comment so anyone wants to come forward seeing none, public comment is closed. and now if we can get a motion as a committee report for the july 19th board meeting >> supervisor we'll take that without objection. item 3. >> a motion ord submitted to voter for the conditional use authorization for conversion of division and repair institutional community use and