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younger learn from this my name is ace and i'm on the case and thanks to the progressives and the moderates you'll have to pull this city together. >> thank you mr. washington. >> next speaker, please. >> my name is and terrance i've been living in san francisco for thirty years and the real, realtion what is going on across the country not only here we have a race issue it is unfortunately 2016 and still put together accountability, amendments so that we can protect our people that is a race issue let's be real i don't understand why it shouldn't, you know, it is one of the supervisors wanted this to be independent should be unanimous because let's be real they're killing black people not citizens or anyone else but if you looked at the news in the
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last 2, 3, or 4 months or years black people are killed out there if you could basically go with what supervisors put together the police affordability separately i'll appreciate this is what we need this is how we can mend the rational /* racial gap in 2016. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> tom hoping the new legislation role out the police are professional investors not for these things to take years and months open files for police officers that apply for work in our department open files for police when there's an events in the
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city the new name needs to have the power to investigate good officers need to be able to focus on bad officers bad officers are killing good officers now years we've heard the pen is mightier than the sword the camera is stronger than the bullet we need to see the videos they need to be public we need to take guns from the police belt and will be better for the police officers if they have a vacation from their guns. >> a little story on fresh air terry gross in interviewing a gentleman are for is new yorker when you wear a gun you become
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paranoid and have a quirk fuse we need to move forward thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> we need reform i've been attending sunday marches and police commission and what it comes down to after all you need to advocate to ended the police officers bill of rights on the state level now i know that over and over i hear people are not in the position to change and bylaw that's not true we need advocacy on the levels that are closet to the people hearing the people every one of you in fact, the board as a whole can put forwards an advocacy to the state level to get rid of the law in fact, he made a complaint with the office
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of citizens complaints because i witnessed an african-american woman being slammed against a wall but as police officers her legs kicked apart and filed a complaint i filed a complaint that was a labor representative from chicago i'll not see that because the secrecy the police officers are protected over and over i'm told this is why we can't do anything everyone need to advocate the police officer have no right to have their bill of rights that supercedes the people in this country and also the other thing we need to insure that the police officers do not see the videos before they make their reports that defeats the purpose thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors supervisor cowen we appreciate you bringing this forward and acting on it and showing
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advocacy about what happens to police reform my name is shawn the executive director of brothers against guns doing this 20 years born and raised in the western edition and born and raised in san francisco i've seen a lot of violence police brutalities and a lot of non-compliance and accountability i thank god we have a new chief i don't know if you folks are aware of market street we had a chief that told his officers to stand do you think that's a step in the right direction and on the african-american commission board we are are changing policies so supervisor cowen for bringing this forward along with supervisor breed and you guys are moving and acting and taking. >> you know pro-active what is going on in our community in san
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francisco we have unprivileged young folks that are dealing with violence and violence are the police department we want to thank you guys. >> thank you to the proprietors please let the voters vote and have an equal right to say what we want to say at least not politic for the best interests of yourselves and gain assess over the community we thank you and we support this and ask you to keep this separate and want to push this through thank you very much. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening joshua civil rights attorney and i want to echo about this moment. >> thank you supervisor cowen because with our leadership and you working with the community and the folks of the a phil randolph got the police
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accountability measure that is rear when we talk about police reform i fully support supervisor cowen because what you have a community driven police reform it is not politician driven or city hall not all those things that is the communities the people that you heard that we heard from today that testified that were walking the halls and so the communities has spoken so so i think that based on the conversation there is seems like consensus thanks to supervisor president london breed and others and the good folks to separate away to give the voters the chance to vote on police accountability and not part of a conversation about the public advocate it,too important to combine so whatever you want to use in terms of the verb what happened last week was unfair to the community and doing what you're doing will be happening a fully supporting the police
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accountability let's let the voters decide and respect the work and thank you very much for your leadership. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm not quite sure that looks like some amendments that will be done via the communities i'm not sure what is done only public hearing my direct question is dpa is direct authorities to manage the budget i've been part of globalization around the police accountability and wondering why there are some talk about how the community shouldn't go about figuring out what the budget needs to be worked on i don't understand this a good starting point but it is great it comes up in the bayview you still believe that is too late i
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believe that every two years ago for the police accountabilities go over and review it needs to be down and because it creates the divide within the community and the city hall and supervisors and police it is a step in the right direction but feel like it is too late and i feel like it is still needs we've got a lot more work to do and curious to see what community you reach out to getting the february from thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon and first of all, to supervisor president london breed and to supervisor cowen and this distinguished board of supervisors and am the wife after a retired police officer and stand here also a representative the san
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francisco branch of naacp was i heard before - >> thank you. >> so as a retired the wife of a retired san francisco police officer and a representative the san francisco branch the naacp i stand before you duo to advocate to keep the measures of public advocate legislation separate from the department of the police accountability legislation accountability is crucial to modify the bother and provide transparency those charged to protect and serve all the officers are not rogue officers but san francisco shed a bat
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light on the police force this measure should stand alone because accountability must be present so as i stand before you this morning i advocate that you, please keep the legislation separate so that accountability can stand alone and be a part of those who are served to protect and serve thank you. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon board of supervisors my name is bryan i'm from the program and my message today is. >> sir speak directly into the microphone. >> please allow us to vote for true police reform and stability and law enforcement by placing the department of police have accountability chart on the ballot and please not cabin be it with the unrelated proposal
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and that does not silence the voters. >> thank you very much. >> i'm erica and wanted to say please allow us to vote so for police reform and the accountability in law enforcement by placing 9 department of police accountability on the blast and not combine with not silence the voice of voters thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> i'm a youth mentor apr i and i'm here to say do not silence the voice of voters and mrs. allow us to vote for true police reform by placing the
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department of police go accountability charters on the amendment thank you. >> ma'am, and sir. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> my name is a kirk i'm the program manager and a phil randolph of san francisco supervisors 2 1/2 years ago our mr. benioff tells you we were immune to bad texts and random shooting 2 1/2 years ago all of you live in san francisco all of you live here you can what happened in the city for the past year now the last time i was here i thanked supervisor cowen because
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she produced legislation to prove she cared cared about life people have lost their lives in our city over something we can't explain with that being said and my time running short i encourage you keep the public advocate and the police accountability legislation separates don't incline them this creates a space for the police department to to transparent and build a relationship with the community this is a clear message that we really need to keep it separate and i ask you i implore you and ask not just the board of supervisors but ask this side of room as well as advertising for
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the city and county of san francisco you know how much this costs you know what that means so, please encourage them to keep is separate how much does it cost to bury someone in san francisco who went to a funeral who can anyone raise their hand thank you somebody cares skiing a piece of legislation that shows that. >> thank you anyone wish to comment public comment on this particular committee as a whole at this time? any members waiting in the overflow room room from department of human services at this time we'll close.
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>> this is in the hand of supervisors i recognize supervisor kim. >> thank you i just wanted to state again, some of my comments from last week, i do think we have two thoughtful measures moving forward to the ballot around the political reform one that provides more accountability and transparency at every level of government and second the department of police accountability and twhoil i was open to having them go forward to voters as one reform package all happy to support two different measures as long as they don't counter each other's mission they take care of and make sure they work alongside with each other he really want to recognize supervisor cowen and supervisor campos for working together to make sure
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that those reforms can move forward to the voter to allow them the choice without any type of confusion and also want to state again you know not having participated in the process as a department of police accountability i then as thoughtful piece of legislation i think that will provide more teeth to the former office of occ and allowing them to set their own budget and have staffing undertaking in relation to the number of police officers and see a greater level of others and transcript and a stronger relationship between the community and our police department because they're saying that government is really holding this department accountable and too i think the department we want to see in san francisco one that is strong in hits relationship with the community second with the office of public advocate this will also allow
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the public to have another means to by which there is accountability with a variety of different departments in san francisco and glad to see both measures move forward. >> thank you, supervisor kim. >> supervisor cowen. >> thank you madam president colleagues he wanted to take a moment to express some gratefulness to my staff it's been a stressful week for us i want to also uplift and acknowledge my staff who is really the been significant in creating this legislation getting it through a committee and talking about it to the larger public in a different coalitions and organizations to get the legislation for voter thank you for your leadership on that and want to acknowledge other are these in picking up the slack and also recognize the
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different folks that come out e came out from the community to speak that was nice to see the advocacy and if you will the seniors to young people out there advocating for what they are fighting for and again want to recognize the kind words that supervisor kim has given about this legislation as well as the supportive words that supervisor wiener has gone on record to acknowledge thank you for your support and supervisor campos any of you guys know this is a difficult relationship about it legislation that is a symptom of how passionate about our respected measures so thank you very much for hearing us and coming to the table and working together thank you. >> oh, i also want to thank supervisor president london breed that is my right or die through thick and thin thank
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you. >> no problem supervisor cowen supervisor campos. >> thank you madam president i wanted to say what actually commissioner cohen beat me to it sometimes poem feel xanax about something even if the tension is not - i'm happy the voters gives them an opportunity to make a choice to focus through the measure that supervisor cowen and supervisor president london breed introduced on police reform i actually think that it is its been a long time coming in terms of what needs to happen with the occ but with respect to the public advocate measure reform that goes beyond one individual agency that focuses across the board i know that it is been a ten times for the last few days and i too want to thank my staff and
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seep sheila who has kept this together a challenging procedural challenge because the complicated nature of how a charter works and the deadlines i really wrote be remiss if i didn't mention the city attorney's office they're done heavy lifting in terms of massaging and putting this together and complicated language and legal issues so when the time comes i'm ready to man and woman make amendments i can there are a lot of people that wanted to come and speak we're trying to fourth the timing of public comment so a lot of folks are coming anothers 5:30 we should precede i think there will be opportunity for
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folks to speak on this item we have a heavy calendar so my hope we can proceeded to to make amendments and so with that in mind, i have distributed a set of amendments that essentially do what we've described before which is takes out any reference to the proposal by supervisor cowen to make changes to occ and simply leaves the piece on the appointment and i think i have calculated i amended version to my colleagues so before i make a motion to amend i'd like to duplicate the file and send the duplicated version as a just in the case
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the timing didn't work to the tuesday meeting. >> august 2nd. >> i'm sorry august 2nd. >> so just to be clear you are going to duplicate the file before the amendment and send to next week's meeting. >> i was going to send the duplicate file by amend the file before us we want to take the amendment first. >> okay. let's - >> and supervisor campos just to be clear your amendment to have the public advocate is it t it passes appoint the director has the approval authority of the board of supervisors can you point out that which page number i want to make sure. >> absolutely. >> maybe the i know we have a new version. >> or maybe the city attorney can identify the location.
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>> sure john gibner, deputy city attorney. section 1.257 on page 21 of the docume , reflected amendment on the documents i have okay giving the public advocate appointment authority and then line - >> line 22 i apologize. >> on page 26 a new urban codified section 2 which says two things first that if the other charter amendment creating the police accountability passes in november than the amendments to section 417 will fall away and
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the occ related ordinances. >> so supervisor campos would like to make a motion to amend based on the amendments submitted. >> can i ask a question of the district attorney is it better to amend first and duplicate and then mainstream or duplicate. >> the key once you amend you have to hold the committee as a whole with the amendment it based on your. >> if for some reason we have tight timelines but to proceed with the original version so that's why i wanted to duplicate first and amend it.
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>> okay. and i don't know if it is appropriate for me to speak from here to get clarifying information okay so i think i guess my concern is we've come to a conclusion that we will work together so i'm concerned about what could possibly happen on tuesday if we allow the version of public advocate that is still has from changes to go forward on tuesday to be duplicated and continues on tuesday i guess i'm concerned about what we talked to do i mean as president i scheduled special meeting to address this. >> that's fine. >> the amendments are appropriate for public advocates
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and the department of police accountability i i want to put that out there supervisor campos. >> so we want to amend? >> make a motion and i think i need to- well, once we amend we'll figure out when with we send it the full board. >> supervisor campos made a motion to amend item 56 and seconded by supervisor mar without objection the amendment for item 56 passes and would you like to duplicate the file and continue it both to the original file to the thursday july 28th at 8 o'clock a.m. and continue the other duplicated files to a committee as a whole for tuesday.
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>> as amended would be a good option i think supervisor campos. >> i'm fine with that. >> supervisor cowen has a question and supervisor cowen. >> and my apologies if i'm slow on the uptake i don't understand the need for a duplicated foil what's the logic. >> supervisor campos. >> in the event we have like agree on the thursday meeting we have a act by 10 for some reason we don't act in time an opportunity for it to go on the ballots or ballot it's a precaution. >> madam clerk. >> question so if we don't have a quorum by thursday 10:00 a.m. what happens to our deadline. >> i'll not call the meeting to order until a quorum.
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>> that means the agendaized items what hemispheres. >> in order to meet the 24 deadline for the friday meeting the thursday special meeting at 840 should be over by 9:30 in the morning. >> so supervisor campos. >> look i'm fine with sitting with the acknowledged version that is just the lawyer in me trying to be extra caution i'm fine with the amended version to the committee as a whole and no duptdz files set. >> okay. >> thank you. >> supervisor avalos. >> thank you. i just wanted to thank supervisor cowen and supervisor campos for coming together and supervisor kim for also helping with this agreement i think those two
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measures compliment each other but actually, they don't have to be in the same version and keeping it alive to be able to negotiator the amendment i think was really good to side i voted against it at first but i thought in the week we call together and want to appreciate the colleagues for doing that. >> supervisor cowen. >> no further comments thank you. >> okay. if everybody shows up on thursday, we'll be all right. >> if i may madam president. >> supervisor campos. >> i've been told by the city attorney and the clerk to make sure i made the right words to committee as a whole. >> a may i repeat it should be continued to the july 28th special meeting at 840 as the committee as a whole.
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>> there we go. >> 840 or 8:30. >> 840 >> by supervisor avalos and seconded by supervisor mar colleagues without objection without objection item number 56 as amended will be continues until the meeting of thursday july 28th to a committee as a whole; is that correct. >> that's correct. >> on item 57 supervisor cowen. >> yes. ma'am, i'd like to i think i read into the record my amendments so i'd like to make a motion to accept the amendments. >> supervisor cowen made a motion to amend seconded by supervisor avalos. >> thank you, colleagues you have a copy. >> colleagues without objection without objection the amendments passes unanimously and supervisor cowen what you
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like to continue this item to the meeting of thursday july 28th. >> so moved yes. i would. >> 8:30. >> excuse me - 840 as a committee as a whole on thursday july 28th and 8:40 a.m. is there a second. >> seconded by supervisor campos. >> can we take that without objection? without objection this item will be continued until thursday july 28th at 8:40 a.m. as a committee as a whole that business is deny thank you for coming out we're definitely making progress. >> okay 3, 2 o'clock special orders i'll go back to the building inspections that
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shouldn't take long and head to the eir after that so mr. davidson some amendments to make. >> thank you supervisor president london breed's a we have 18 foufrl street removed and 37 through 34 judy's that have been removed. >> i'm sorry can you go by the numbers on the sheet. >> colleagues we'll have not received an amended version he'll speak into the intoerdz. >> mr. david son. >> line item 443 and 442 waller. >> oh.
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>> line item number 452 which is 13 york. >> leona helmsley number 369 which is 19 ruth let me go street saint charles. >> 238 and 239 judy's street.
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>> thank you supervisor peskin made a motion and seconded by supervisor campos colleagues we'll take that without objection. without objection the amendments pass and may we approve item 54 as amended madam clerk can you call the roll. >> supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee supervisor avalos
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supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell there are 11 i's. >> the resolution is adopted unanimously. >> thank you very much madam president. >> then did we file 53? >> supervisor peskin. >> supervisor peskin did we file item 53 i. >> just to be clear 53 the hearing has been held and now closed thank you supervisor peskin
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madam clerk call our final 3:00 a.m. >> compromises the person's interested in the planning commission certification of a sitter on 16th street and 12 hundred stewart issued may 12th consistent of three hundred and 95 unions and retail use in two new buildings and is vehicular and bike parking with the open space and streetscape and improvements item 50 is the motion affirming the planning commission certification of environmental impact report for the proposed project item 51 the motion reversing the certification and item 52 to have the preparation for the reversal of the boards certification. >> thank you, madam clerk colleagues before us an appeal of the final environmental impact report for the project at
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90116th street and 12 hundreds 17th street located in district 10 our consideration of the appeal involves the analysis of adequacy and crackcy and completeness the environmental impact report without objection we will precede as follows there will be up to 10 minutes for the feelts describe the grounds of their appeal and two minutes for public commenters to speak in supports up to 10 minutes for representatives the planning department to present it's analysis for civil service the eir and the real parties interests to present their certification of the eir and up to two minutes for public commenters to speak in support of affirmation of the environmental impact report. finally the appellant will have up to 3 minutes for rebuttal
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arguments so with that, we'll open this hearing up >> appellant please up to 10 minutes. >> oh, excuse me - i'm sorry, i want to recognize the supervisor from the district first and have is supervisor cowen speak and call you up in just a supervisor cowen. >> my rakers a comments are bd in doing the work that needed to do do ground work we've worked with neighbors and various stakeholders and the planning department and the project sponsor for this permitted project at this site i have had the opportunity to meet with all of parties with the appeal and go through the materials with a fine tooth comp and looks
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forward to the presentation and the public that we have ear and delighted so much interest on this particular issue madam chair without further ado, go ahead and get started. >> if the appellant can come forward you and your representatives have up to 10 minutes to present our case. >> thank you good afternoon, supervisors asks me we'll pause your time there is a lot of background noise because of opening up the doors keep that to a minimum. >> i'll alice griffith son representing the grow potrero to separate with context eastern neighborhoods plan has failed us it is so you get to accomplish a balance between two key policy goals for housing and make that
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affordable for low income and moderate focus in and sufficient space for pdr to support a difference economy and provided good jobs pursue umu zoning promised us complete neighborhoods but at some point between the time the plans and environmental impact report was serviced and the plan was passed the planning department stripped a critical pdr requirement out of the umu zone we ended up with anything goes zoning remnants of a battle of the workday with these speculators give a free pass for profitable residential projects on cheap lands as a result the assuring has rrpdz 6 thousand pdrs feet infrastructure the umu zoning while a staircase over emphasis
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on the market-rate development when the planning commission certified this they approved the project that loud for 3 thousand plus rirlz and in the showcase square potrero area by but 3 thousand units plus are in the pipeline additional analysis done for the 2011, 2015 eastern neighborhoods monitoring report current in draft form is 4 thousand 5 hundred and 26 units well in excess of what was anticipated in the planned eir it is also worthy noting it indicates the eastern neighborhoods area is now on track to steady projections by nearly 2000 units the eastern neighborhoods plan
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promised us a full array for the complete neighborhoods including the open space and improved public transit and affordable housing unfortunately for us the city has not identified adequate funding or an actionable plan for the necessary infrastructure to mitigate the anticipation of the actual development this three hundred and 95 affordable housing will be one of the later in the potrero hill and the one that brings us over the top in residential units that displaces one and 9 thousand square feet of pdr space and all the jobs it provided the eir for the project mischaracterizes our neighborhood as trite rich while the statement of overriding considerations falsely claims the development is in quote
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close proximity to transit with the residents commute and satisfy the needs without a private automobile there is a good reason only 24 percent of neighbors commute well below the didn't average and the site of 501, 16th street building has one stop one a quarter of a mile where the rubs taking the traffic to montgomery to rush hour takes 3 minutes less than walking perhaps for the sprooirp that the sought and granted an exemption recognizing that having a car is a necessary i did for many in the area without that reliable transit it is no wonder traffic cip are a top concern the project eir identifies the intersection and
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another that will contribute to cumulative impact there are arguably no, but no feasible mitigations are being identified and finally the project is in conflict with a number area plans objectives with the protection of public vice it is a and replace the for the neighborhood character and at the odds in the underlined plan the vieira inadequate and fails to analyze the cumulative impacts and the specific impacts or accurately analysis alternatives i'd like to introduce rob who will speak about the sheriff's deputy and we believe that is a feasible each time that reduces the impacts the project in which we urge the board to support.
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>> good afternoon, supervisors rob with save the hill alison focused on the vieira insufficient the attorney advised the city the eir was submitted with a impacts was - i'd like to focus on what we building is a win-win adoption the so-called metal shed alternative this alternative was constituted if the environmental impact report and supported by the community it saves the project findings and has shown feasible and unsustainable reduces the impacts contrary to the developers and the eir assertion the metal was desired and saves the hill for the expanding in late 2014 the plan say is the result of extensive outreach over a period of several years
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with the consensus to use the building on the site including the metal clad one and rehabilitate them for more than uses the designs mixed uses and honoring the industrial pathways to providing a unique sense of belonging place and more importantly provides 50 square feet for artists and provides one and 77 units of housing including three bedrooms friendly units and sustainable s&p 500 this alternative surpasses the developers plan it offers a truly mixed use project awhile remaining a significant amount of distribution and the sponsors plans fails to mroosh the building heights don't rise up with the metal sheds to keeping with the area and general plan policies and anytimeize the shadows at the
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dwar daggett park. >> i6 the the eir manipulated the merits of metal shed use alternative and city planning burdened it with the components that yielded on unnecessarily high traffic count our subsequent analysis says the alternative is, in fact, feasible and in short the developers report relied on the market-rate rather than what the developer paid for the parcel in 2006 this scooted the profit numbers what they paid for in 2006, the metal shed penciled out to $40 million profit are 22 percent all of this is supported in greater detail in the materials as a
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reminder the project site has the last remaining rolling mill a company that began to operate 1868 before relocating at the end of the 19 century the facility was the largest fabric concern and up until mid 1937 provides steel for iconic believes that includes the fairmont hotel and race cathedral and the st. francis and the state capita and - the adaptation the metal shed alternative for it fulfills the showcase square and the area plans called for adapt and the pdrs protection and quality open space and mixed use and reduces
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the project go inadequacy to a large degree thank you. >> we'll open to public comment and it, it is on for any person that wants to speak in support of appeal those who want to speak against the appeal you'll have an opportunity at that particular time so if anyone is in support of appeal please come forward you'll have two minutes each. >> tom community involvement i think this is what we're all after right now
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they came out with supposedly looks like a very good plan i'm curious with the public advocate take this would they be involved with that commissioner peskin is saying no so it is request just a community against the planning department i'm thinking lien it to the communities to decide if they come up with a good plan not one that is genocide to be good or bad by the developers they want more bucks thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors and friends i'm phillip i'm a registered architect that lived on coastline for 35 years the proposed project on 16th street between 16th street and
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17th street is a very problematic one for many points of view it is the largest project ever proposed on potrero hill and the densest ever it will o blast a historic complex of industrial buildings from the 20th century and proposed as a location with constant traffic and incite hour crush that slows to a crawl 5 days a week this site is several blocks if the usf hospital and a freeway ramp it is approved i think explainly to me this is a wrong move it is clear to most everyone on potrero hill the finding the current eir suggest that the development as
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proposed will lead to unavoidableable impacts to transportation and circulation in mississippi strata stand still of traffic i'm shocked the internal revenue was based on data collect in 2012 and not reevaluated in 2017 for the current eir this is an insuitable error i'll suggest be corrected immediately thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hello supervisors i'm peter's i've lived on potrero hill for 419 years i direct the potrero hill archive and covered two books
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asking for a new eir on the project the current eir is on ousted and skewed information the proposed development is much too large for the neighborhoods and on top of that will destroy one of the last industrial buildings which tell the story the neighborhoods emergence as as stricken out center in the early 20th century a new eir is absolutely necessary thank you very much. >> thank you, thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> hello, everyone my name is yvonne and i'll i was born on castro hill on 1942 when we were kids we took our bikes and my brothers would take the go-carts down to where this building was and the workers that were there always helped us
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fix our bikes we were able to pick up in a nut shell i was not sure i i was young it was important to have that this that is a going backer building and i would say in other plays i came back to san francisco because i really likes the architecture and just the neighborhoods and what's appalling that eir is so ousted it needs to be reanalyzed and in a more thoughtful way the planning commission in the old days when sue bierman was on the commission she concerned showed and parks for children and really wanted to make sure there were not shadows covering where people walked and lived and this project is so
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huge that is amazes me is gotten this far all i can say right now the traffic is so bad in order for me to get to work i go over the hill to 25 street over to the hospital and on my way it is part of the way because of the new hospital and all the other buildings - i'm saddened this is what happened to our city like a bunch of illegal buildings in a row without much open space i encourage you to look at it this once more. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> i'm rick hall a resident of coast line and here to support the appeal i would love to speak to the eastern neighborhoods plan eir and the eastern neighborhoods plan policy because i am having to live with
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the disaster it created on potrero hill but you'll have plenty of opportunities as more projects come forward and as the eastern neighborhoods 5 year monitoring reported is delivered to have that full discussion because of that even though i'd like to speak to that i want to focus on the piece of this project that i believe give us the absolute requirement to accept the appeal if you read the of evidence they've provided with regard to the economic alternatives of the metal shed alternatives you'll see that the planning commission was delivered bad information and that's made a bad decision and has to go back to review that
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piece of the project eir i looked at that analysis and i'm you know very critical of it but don't need to be because the appellant has presented to you evidence that it does meet the city's criteria for the economic feasibility it was declared economically infeasible so if you read the evidence you accept the appeal that that clear i'll say that only a few seconds the criteria of 18 to 25 percent return on departments that the city used thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon my name is magic very moved by the
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permanent stories of people from our neighborhoods and how important we really hear what they're saying they know what is happening there's no way that the city would will have known when the e-mails plan was put forward what is happening to us now we're seeing a need for an exceptional effort by the representatives to consider the conditions of our rapidly changing environment we're losing the soul and intiblt of our neighborhoods one plus pdrs secret and losing blue-collar jobs, we would - we need to look at the cumulative impacts of all the developments in the pipeline i'm just begging of you to realize we can't let neighborhood after neighborhood become just a luxury housing for the workers coming in the city no one's facilities per say but
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all of our responsibility to listen to the people of the neighborhoods and maintain the integrity and the history and the importance of having real work done to make that a real city thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors as i was out in the hall asked to read this comment by a neighborhood hear name a ruth miller i wish to speak on behalf of so many neighbors that regret they couldn't arrange to be here but concerned about the vote today, we respectfully urge the supervisors to appeal the eir a report which fails in 2, 3, 4 it's analysis of traffic and
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transportation impacts and misleadingly represents the traffic related projections for the alternative proposal the eir does not accurately address the issues of land use, shadows, aesthetics and public use area plans recommendations and guidelines and it decide regards the well-founded research and interest in the historical significance and basis for an alternative plan and in the absence of neutral oversight the eir is a patchwork of old data fit total with new proposals and further the community professional was stuffed with negative hypotheticals result in an eir that at turns appears researched but in the multiple oethsdz redaction's is
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of a work in progress and at the worse a highly substantive suspect consolation your vote to appeal this inflated eir will put this on a proper track for an via superior project one that prioritize long term and dpifls community needs over the developers profit from upscale housing thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors mary alyssa i was asked to bring this resolution to the coalition for san francisco neighborhoods so i'm going to read a bit of that resolution from coalition for san francisco neighborhoods concerning the project on 901, digesting 1217th street adopted on the june 2016 general assembly
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resolved that the coalition for san francisco neighborhood urges the board of supervisors to grant the appeal of the eir and overturn the certification and ceqa for 90116th street and 17th street in addition he sent out a couple of letters i'll mention a couple of things for the record it came to my attention. >> huge amount of transportation that is come in the city a huge amount of traffic that we're seeing coming in along the freeways and the bridges and that an actual coming before because of a huge number of pdr businesses that were forced out of the neighborhood so, now all the services that involve trucks
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they used to be crow town traffic now really no way to getting into the weeds traffic if you'll have a lot of people you have to have trucks bringing in fresh food every day and plumbers and contributions and people that will not, commuting so we've made and huge error in our judgment of what we need not neighborhood it seems to me all of a sudden those people are here this is what you see coming in so next you think about your plan and think for your neighborhood - >> thank you thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm carolina new be in castro hill on this 10 or 11 years before supervisor cowen became our representative and moourns bought a house on pennsylvania
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avenue and have a obstructed view with large trees there they were one day cut down the reason we want to commend tell you the story i want to underline the community involvement in coastline it is being a tight community and so there was an empty lot all the trees were removed my husband found a discarded princess tree someone abandon and planned it and a neighbor got on idea and she planted an entire garden that is just an amazing garden on a piece of land between mccoppin exit to 18th street and many people in potrero hill have given back to the neighborhood and ann has a
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driven project the only piece of green space that is new in our neighborhood since we've lived there 11 years because ann building as far i know no green space and in the city terraces are public space and courtyards are public space i think this is travesties in addition i've given up driving my car and commute on foot and bicycle and there is so much road rage i cannot get into third street to get downtown so i have to go on mccoppin and make a right on mississippi we learned at the planning meeting two large plays are removed for trucks coming in. >> next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm rachel i'm an artist
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live and work in san francisco i have a tiny tiny studio in the mission and consider myself one of the lucky ones for now so many buildings that are home to artists are turned into luxury condos and those of us with studios with waiting for the action to fall the first policy goal of the eastern neighborhoods plans is i quote to insure a production and repair businesses in the city mainly by reserving land their displacing one and 9 thousand square feet of pdrs and they have proposed zero square feet of pdrs in their plans nun the project is 94 percent renal
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mostly market rate and one alternative realty can this be called urban mixed use where are artists to go is to see are impossible to find in the eastern neighborhoods or the city not only for starving artists but those willing to pay market-rate as artist we need our studios for generating income and designers and collectors and thousands of members of the public wonder in and out of them during the open studios twice a year this is important for artists and also for the city san francisco is known as a city for the art one of the reasons i moved here and now very, very worried as city leaders are you willing to let the cultures part of city slip away i support the metals shed alternative i think you should as well. >> thank you
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>> next speaker, please. >> hi i'm sorry here on behalf of the peter i've lived in potrero hill since 197234 changes some for the better and some for the worst on the can company there was not much traffic to block and at mission and sierra street but the 53 has access to exist and the can companies is gone making room for more housing and more housing and missouri housing i grew up in manhattan that is a place in the country but in manhattan you could and still can get anywhere on the subway or bus it is unique san
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francisco sided a car culture of california where nearly everyone feels they have at right to park and drive anywhere we know now is not necessarily a good thing but that is a city lacking infrastructure i want to visit any granddaughters took two buses and two hours and get pretty close or drive any car and be there in 10 minutes on the other hand, if i need to get to south of market are downtown between 3 and 7 forget it 9 and 7th street their clogged the eastern neighborhoods plan i'm sure with the best intentions has saturated any neighborhoods are thousands of cars and people and the project is con serving the worse location for gridlock
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and illusion 16th street is difficult to in fact, but the dedicated bike lanes and thousands of residents not able to get through bottle bottleneck finding. >> good afternoon. i'm david a resident homeowner on potrero hill right in the middle of the action in fact, it seems we live in a construction zone with several major promotions more in the pipeline to be sure so the neighborhood feel is really been decongratulated somehow especially this project we're talking about here was approved open is basis of a outdated eir report i urge the supervisors to support the appeal that and lease modify the
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figures not to be correct with just these first projects through going if you drive did you notice 7th street street this is the major indigents the typography was a beautiful neighborhood not can't see the neighborhood from 7th street with daggett ohio look at the appeal thank you very much. >> good afternoon. i'm richard on potrero hill for 50 years in the 3 hundreds block of mississippi streets i'm an advocate for responsible development whether in my
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backyard or years, however, the eir is significantly flawed and have a - the city has ignored the concerns of the potrero hill all of this is described in detail on rachel manns field i realized the city needs nor housing but we don't have to put so much on the busy corner and look like a analyze wall the metal shed will be a better and responsible way to develop the site and achieve itself mature goals i ask your vote to support the appeal and overturn the appeal of that project thank you. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> hi good afternoon, everybody i know your busy and looking at our phones can you pay attention this is crucial and i live in district 10 and watching huge, huge box these
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full of luxury condos and the espouse was that it wouldn't be feasible to preserve the pdrs i run a unfortunate only 6 thousand square feet of pdrs and 14 artists that have studios and events space the community can use as a gathering spot that we have international artists come and go with 6 thousand square feet we're looking at three hundred plus that will disappear where the artists are been in the warehouses on potrero hill and the mission and the eastern neighborhoods does talk about and our general plan and the arts components talks about preserving arts so why are you allowing one and 9 square feet that could be artist space name u i'm saying do some industrial space but a build out of 50 -
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so this whole melted shed is feasible economically feasible that has been dismissed by the planning department that has not deny their job and you need to stop looking at our foenlz and vote to support this appeal thank you >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors peter culture action network i want to make a contempt in 3 areas that are critical to why we support this appeal and it's important for i want to reiterate a simple math error the mood shed was studied indirectly when you study the feasibility you don't study the underlining costs it is their land cost simply how you did pencil out the math; right? so
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something that is simply done incorrectly that means it should be sent back to be restudied the feasibility as far as the eir this is a requirement to study the requirement; right? a requirement that eir so on that basis i'll ask you to send this back to restudy and get the right numbers secondly, this is a hearing nine hundred thousand square feet of pdr this is critical to protecting blue-collar jobs and one and 9 thousand with no replacement is really is going to have a huge gentrifying impact without the dispute i'll ask you to think about the alternative put forwards i've not looked at their numbers the 55 thousand square feet they put forward a reasonable replacement is doable so that's a major build up to the blue-collar and
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the eastern neighborhoods eir is why did i think something we'll have to face been the left hand psa path and nanticipating - te threshold important murray over going over that level our traffic as you know as fallen to the third worst in the country speeds down do 21 percent. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> i'm jonathan a co-author we ran a arts center that serves all the art culture in the mission with a pdr and i'm here to talk about the loss of umu zones umu by defines is urban
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mixed use not an excuse to replace l housing on a property that was spent 5 years or more shifting to the changes in the eastern neighborhoods plan and mission area plan and crucial it is crucial for a vibrant and flavorful society to have a mixture ever uses they provide blue-collar jobs for people like myself it provides repair shops where will you get our car fixed if everybody is luxury housing it didn't ever come back this is the the subject properties to vote for the appeal and support the introduction of replacement pdr you know if you build above an industrial space leave the ground floor so blue-collar jobs support of exists communities
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and art uses the original thing that supports those two things i urge you, you to look at that another thing the grant association undertook it out of 3 nonprofit and art nonprofits are going to be losing their spaces they rely on the mixed income mixed use for officials o office space the segment is out of time and i urge you to support in appeal thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hello supervisors my name is scott i'd like to appreciate jonathan's comments i left to move to the soma neighborhoods in 20023 a authorized unit space
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pdr is essential towards those things we got 6 months on the loss of this this is person and seeing it across the city this is not tendency was at with the umu it is clear the eir for eastern neighborhoods is where else we'd like you to you request the planning to rewrite this was the loss of resources so basically please work with the planning department you see this rubber stamped their supposed to deal with that and be tentative they represent one and 9 thousands pdrs square feet we're at a crisis - all of those are vibrant and necessary
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for multi culture city and natural habitat of arts this project does not solve the affordable housing but dramatically effects the pdrs resources i'm asking you to send this project back support the metal shed rehabilitation a more interesting thing this project did bring anything we feel the communities of san francisco support this and come up with a better appeal that's what we're stuck with after that thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hello my name is avery ami i've accident on potrero hill for 34 years where i operated kline's deli and enjoyed being a part of this wonderful neighborhood and community i've watched with dismay and
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increasing concern as project by project of large-scale condo have's popped up in our neighborhood over the years save the hill and grow castro responsibility and put the energy and time to influencing our final designs of core band out of the character of the neighborhood i'm grateful for their efforts and feel strongly their voices our voices others people you're hearing here should be listened to and our objections and recommendations be given their full due please vote to uphold the appeal in the there are of people are live and have businesses give us time to effect this particular development thank you for your time and consideration. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon my name is
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linking i've been living over potrero hill and raised two doss we all love san francisco, of course, my two doss young millennials to brooklyn but they want to come back i'm not against all of the housing that is built i am any kid's to come back and raise their families and be a part of san francisco the way i've been my objection to this particular building is the extreme size since or since there are so many others apartments they're being built and coming online shortly i actually in any gut feel there maybe a glut coming empty apartments and could happen the proposal for the use of the sheds is something that is very near and dear to my heart because of the you can i'm an
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old hippie recycle a recent velocity to new orleans that is on mosques they've deny beautiful work on old buildings and turned them into things that reflect their city and show their city has a cult nuclear to them i'm fearful for potrero hill we're becoming a neighborhood of waltz it is a wall and street this didn't make for good neighbors or neighborhoods so i strongly encourage everyone to please relook at the environmental statement and make that smaller and better. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hi my name is a ron i've lived on the home in potrero hill for many years is thing that is striking me odd listening to everyone in the
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information age we're dealing with out mooted information on a project will will not be right for the communities that i live in one the reasons he live ther residential and commercial and strange mix of architecture i urge you to relook at this the plan that look at the hill will if i did perfectly with that particular neighborhood and without a new eir it seems absurd that anything can be approved by you the planning commission or anyone else it is not 2012 it is not 2008 so let's just look at it again hopefully we'll getting into the weeds of all that that's correct. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon my name is
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shawn i'm the homeowners on potrero hill i'm also a member the homeowners grow potrero hill responsible i'm here to ask you to support the appeal of the environmental impact report all potrero hill residents are frustrated by the total onslaught of over development which is negatively impacting our quality of life around the hill today we feel deceived and willfully ignored i city officials and planning none the principled communities benefits of the eastern neighborhoods plan has been delivered to us awhile luxury residential construction mush ramon at the lightning speed has preceded the units anticipated by 2025 the visit to this the feared on
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april 2016 by the consulting unlawfully formulated a false land cost in order to disqualify the environmentally preferred alternative which our community supports they quoted a total land and $38 million a blatantly outrage lie the true cost was $12 million plus as personally states by the owner who is here today josh smith under penalty of perjury in his adoption to the supreme court of california and san francisco for case no. c.j. c - the report in234r5i9d by over 3 hundred percent of land use in
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summary the report the eir is inaccurate we appeal it and think those liars must be investigated and black listed from future proposals for development. >> here's the copy of disposition if you have any questions. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> jackie cultural action network so ass i urge the board of supervisors to grant the appeal of the eir this massive, massive 3 hundreds and 95 units 3 and a half acre project this city has exceeded the development levels set in the eastern neighborhoods plan with this project and in doing so has failed to provide the promised community
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benefits and ios benefits include open space and the city has really failed in providing this infrastructure to support this massive growth that is a co-sponsor have an project will be and i urge to you to appeal the eir on the basis of the traffic congestion this will create all over potrero hill and multiple directs and aren't any viable mitigations that are mentioned in the presents eir the eir needs to be appealed this is not 10 years agoably 5 years ago it is 2016 there is not enough transit to support this project either the eir exclaims our neighborhood is trite rich but in fact, the neighborhood will
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be so over-burdened by this massive growth and not enough public transit to support this finally as others have said this community inspired lower density project is proposed with a large arts and maker component we call it so-called metal shed alternative you've heard and identified as environmentally aspire but then. >> you thank you, ma'am next item, please. >> your time is up. >> i'm thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> hi, my name is marie the quatro our motion no eviction you've heard all the stories and
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statistics why this needs to go back the for a second is i'm here before you because with this project and two others we've lost over 2 a hundred and 75 thousand square feet of pdr space what are people speedometer to see or do will this be a town ever white-collar you've not be able to have a plumber in town or have a app technicians as you get rid of the pdr the other thing this project should not have come to you it seems with the planning department that zoning goats changed willy-nilly i guess on a
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disclosi directing directing it is goiolo be housing - we need to adhere to whatever the eastern neighborhoods plan if this is the case this plan this current building plan than will be rejected that would be housing for frirndz it is pretty much pay to play the developers change the zoning and then get to build their high-rise please, please stop this thank you. >> thank you, thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> i just read someone else's
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comment is it okay if i have a brief comment. >> i'm sure feel free to submit it to us >> next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisor president london breed's and board members he speak to reverse the notification i'm an architect qualified to make evaluations of historic building the she'll sheds of rolling million dollars built by 1988 have landmarks to steal frames it stand today served as for man for the appreciation and allowed to make whatever machinery to a new facility when we died in so
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20 his son took over the building from to the end the world war ii they made california an industrial state with san francisco at its center katherine hr e corrected the facts in previously reports that pushed this project along and proved a new significant and approved the integrity and in stark contract to the state landmarks the planning department has gone out of his way to facilitate the demolition of open plan soerg steel structures the landmarks preservation advisory changed the showcase square to inaccurate information on a consent calendar the eir continued to be doted with inadequacy as to the facts of buildings the dates of
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construction and their history their importance to not only san francisco rebirth in 1906 now the fifth largest in the nation if western not just a state the landmarks they certainly didn't come out of brick buildings. >> thank you very much any members that want to speak in support of appeal that second-class not had a chance to speak seeing none, public comment is closed. and now to the presentation from the paratransits to present their analysis for civil rights the eir you'll have up to 10
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minutes. >> identifying issues related to their expertise the question you're considering today is whether is environmental impact reports for the project on 16th street was conducted accurately, adequately and in corners with the ceqa and chapter three 1 i emphasis it point as many of the light appellants issues are related to the project approvals not before this board today the project site in the showcase square potrero hill plan area one of four areas that comprise the eastern neighborhoods they have considered the potential
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impacts of zones for height and the eir as certified and the plans westbound adapted in 2008, when we have a program eir ceqa mandates that we focus think environmental impact on those tongs u topics that are peculiar and is impacts that are peculiar to the project and site that is we're for the to reconsider and reanalyze that are attributable to this as envisioned in the plan the appellants are asking we violet those and revisit the analysis of impacts of the zebras like the pdrs loss and aesthetics as with all projects once we have firmed the project was consistent and the sites in the zone we completed our standards plan check list that allows us to assess whether their impacts beyond those identified in the
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eir usually not impacts but significant impacts were identified so we prepared a focused eir to address and mitigate them and consider alternatives we also had evidence regarding the historic resources that ceqa required considered in an eir but ultimately conducted overseeing were less than significance the eir was fully compliant with ceqa and i'm going to turn it over to chris thomas to discuss the contentious of the appeal. >> thank you sarah. >> good afternoon supervisor breed and board members chris staff sarah mentioned with the staff and the sfmta we're zabl to answer questions regarding the issues by the appeal. >> excuse me - >> to provide context for the appeal we'll briefly go over the project proementsdz for one acre
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project site in the northeast side of potrero hill between 16th street and 17th street is occupied two metal shed offices and parking lot those buildings are up to 47 needed in height and uses as a warehouse the certification of the eastern neighborhoods plan eir and adoption of the plan in 2008, the project was sdoernd from citywide to mixed use it involves the modular warehouse houses and the retention and repair and construction of two mixed use buildings with the sites to the height and zoning district in total provides three hundred and 90 units and commercial spaces and parking
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for three hundred and will 8 vehicles and biking and square feet of private and public open space as sarah mentioned the focused was elevated were the transportation and circulation and historic resources a public scoping meeting helped in march 2015 and followed by the draft eir in 2015 and the final eir certification in may 12th of this year that fully analyzed the 3 alternatives with the metal shed the final eir is significant and unavoidableable impacts to have intersections and determined less than significant impacts with with regards to the historic architecture resources with regards to the appeal there are a number of issues not grants for appeal under the administrative code which limits the grounds for appeals to whether that complies with ceqa
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and in the words of code adequate and sufficient as an informational document and correct and rlths the judgment and analysis of city and whether the planning commission certification findings are correct one of the assertions the ceqa and overriding consideration that rejected this on the feasibility to meet the ovens e objectives are flawed the over riding considerations are part of approval the projects large large project authorization and not within the scope what is appealable about the administrative code appeals of a large project authorization approval and it's associated ceqa finding might be made to the board of appeals they didn't appeal the los angeles not doing so the city didn't respond to any changes or
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reconsider the approval with that said, our written response includes a discussion of appellants point for informational purposes of the appellants concerns regarding the adequacy of eir that is subject inform our consideration many are relates to two primary issues whether or not the data and analysis contained in the eastern neighborhoods eir remains valid for the evaluation of the project, and, secondly, whether or not it complies with applicable height and scale and density appellants issues regarding the cumulative impacts under the eastern neighborhoods area plan derive from the concerns the current amount of growth has exceeded that was anticipated and analyzed in the eastern neighborhoods eir the appellants are incorrect on this issue the eastern neighborhoods has an problematic go range of development that could have occurred through with
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2025 they have equal analysis for all the viral tops the preferred alternative was a option ever b and c that was somewhat less than option c the final eir contained the more development and growth data for the eastern neighborhoods and the showcase square potrero hill plan areas that data showed a development and growth amended by the eastern neighborhoods eir has not steetsdz for the eastern neighborhoods as a whole or showcase square and potrero hill measured by the loss of pdr space or the addition of total population increases that occurs with the changes finally specifically why the they were used for cumulative impacts to conclude ♪ first issue the environmental analysis properly relied on the
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impacts that are not project specific for tall ones e topics that very specific impacts with the historical circulation the focused eir reached the determination based on the data and determination by the eastern neighborhoods eir but upon specific studies applicable for the impacts considered moech to the second issue point of
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privilege to conclude the final eir with it a valid and not conflicting with the policy or regulations like the eir will results and other issues excuses in the appeal discussed i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> and addresses our questions regarding those or other concerns thank you thank you, mr. thomas. >> supervisor peskin i'll
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defer to supervisor cowen who's district this is in. >> supervisor cowen. >> thank you supervisor cohen's colleagues bear with me this an, an important issue in potrero hill i'll start are start with the planning department first can you please discuss with how each the alternates were analyzed in the eir were selected each of alternatives how were they selected and analyzed. >> supervisors wade senior planning planning department staff the eirs in ceqa we're required to analyze the alternatives that reduce the significant impact so here the only significant impact
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was impacts two levels of serviceer automobile delay and we analyzing 3 a nonprofits alternative that is required at the ceqa and in ceqa we analyzed a reduced dent alternative that reduced some of the traffic impacts from the project so we look at various options for alternatives and we got it to a level traffic impacts will urban design reduced and the third the metal shed reuse alternated was talked about but is appellants and we molted that alternative to we used architects plans and came up with an additional that we identified as potentially feasible in the eir
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okay. thank you the appellants contend the alternatives analysis particular those that tale with the traffic accounts for those were unfairly burdened the alternatives in the eir making them less attractive how what traffic counts are assigned to when land use and the process what the process for each alternative. >> kres thomas planning department staff i believe this is in regards to the generation that occurs with pdr land use the eir use the worked the direction of guidelines and the land use a value was 18 trips thousand feet of pdrs square feet
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members of the public did point out that the nexus study deny done wore 40 wore one uses a lower value of 7 trims per square feet ever pdr space in response we've performed that analysis and the reluctance are not different that is largely due to the effect of the commercial and residential space allocated under the use alternative. >> so thank you i appreciate that that brings clarity i have a couple of questions on the historic reuses there is disagreement they weighed in on the eir whether the metal sheds qualities for presentation and this is actually something i'm particularly interested in can you talk about the differences in the conclusions and the comments and thoughts of the historic preservation
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commissi commission. >> thank you supervisor cowen i'm going to ask grej who was the preservation specialist involved in the review one more thing an mta person here. >> okay. perfect. >> thank you supervisor cowen can. >> please clarify if you mean discrepancy about the potential actual faeblth of reusing the industrial buildings for new construction well the first statement actually, i was getting at but you peeked any curiosity i was looking at for both. >> us, answer the second for the first question this property specifically was safeguard in the showcase square in 2011 that was adapted but is historic preservation commission at this point and at the time of the adoption the questions was
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brought up about the specific sheds on the property and consulting reports were to provide more information to the staff to allow them a more robust study than many other properties in the save to provide information about the history of site and the reports concluded and staff concurs the site is specific by not historic fabric remaining for the industrial building from the site to convey that significance the two part process we looked for determining the historic resources do they have significance and integrity so they're significant aechls making made to the prop in 1946 and 47 to convert from a field
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fabriction moving steal from the site it was purchased and reused as a glass warehouse and the property was i think there was proven $1.5 million of alterations to include the metal sheds to allow for the steel to move throughout the site and the alterations to the facade like covering up windows, changing and pitting in new door openings we feel change the appearances that they no longer look like they're part of a steel fabriction and shutting down the rail that extends though the site and others functions that are part of early history that issue was concluded by the preparedness commission and
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deemed the one brick warehouse to be significant and have integrity their remaining buildings were not we've recombamd that in the eir there was evidence submitted by part of scoping process we reexamined that issue and reviewed all reports to date including a consultant report provided by the hillside by katherine and considered the evidence and concluded the same result the hpc has agreed to in 2011. >> okay so how does ceqa deal with the difference of opinions amongst the expert. >> what ceqa says if there is a difference of opinion amongst the expert that is one of the eir reports reasons verse or versus and different kind of
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documents that's our reason for treating the issue in the eir even if that was not even though we've we were concluding based on our analysis not a significant impact so we followed what ceqa said and traded it in the context of the eir but when there was a difference of opinion you don't have to conclude that the opinion or that there is in the end a significant impact and is - the consideration goes to the lead agency expertise. >> so the consideration goes to the leads agree expertise what is the standard by which the standard must be based on. >> i'll hand that to mirena burns to talk about the ceqa law
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deputy city attorney mirena burns. the standard that ceqa requires you to look at when our gotten to the step of doing an eir is whether this is substantial evidence in the record to support the planning commission and now this board commission with regards to the experts even if constitutional evidence in the record to support the conclusion that as resource as long as substantial evidence in the record to support the planning commission conclusion that the property is not a holistic resource than the board what rely on that. >> okay thank you, ms. burns i have another question about the cumulative impacts naive experienced an unprecedented level of development can you walk us through the number of units that was crawford where we are in
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terms of approving the projects and the follow-up question the crux of the agreements they have we hit the threshold in the eastern neighborhoods eir. >> through the chair wade planning department first, i'm. >>. i'm sorry. >> can you repeat our name and position >> wade senior planner in the planning department. >> before we get to the data part of this i want to clarify something about what the eastern neighborhoods said about numbers and how we use those numbers it is first that is eastern neighborhoods analyzed the reasonable foreseeable growth through 2025 a profoundly using the best information at the time it was not an life without
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paroleable amount the intent that the decision makers understand the amount of growth from 2025 and the associated impacts with them so with that said, we're tracking the numbers and i'm going to turn it over to stephen pager with the planning department to talk about that but for ceqa purposes we're sierra club continuing to track we're adhering off the eir. >> good afternoon steve planning department staff walk you through a table if it is easier to put it on the overhead. >> put it on the overhead so everyone can see it thank you. >> okay. >> so steve speak to the
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number units in the assures and the eastern neighborhoods the data is of july 1st and the datsz reflects the projects relies on the eastern neighborhoods critical reference point and others land use and transportation in the potrero that do their own eir a question of this eir the eastern neighborhoods eir that's what we're referencing the eir for eastern neighborhoods summaries the development through 24 of two 24 for showcase square quietly potrero hill and the number of completed units the next row this is showcase square three hundred plus 21 percent of the autumn estimated in the eir and mroefg to showcase square not 34re9sdz that means entitled
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projects that may or may not be under construction there is 13 hundred and 35 units that represents 42 percent that includes the project we're talking about today and under review projects that are still subject to entitlement by the planning commission and for the review one thousand bus units that's 33 units so the sum the total foreseeable we know today projects that submitted for our review through projects that are implemented 3 thousand that represents 36 percent of eir assumed that would happen 2025 anatomies conversation about those are meant to serve people on the ground only 21 percent of the units anticipated have been built given we're 50 percent
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through the eastern neighborhoods between 2008 and 20 with 25. >> how many projects to data have relied on the eastern neighborhoods eir i can't only the number of projects. >> i'm sorry supervisor cowen we're not prepared to respond on that specific point we can provide those numbers to the board we have been we'll have issued you know hazard to say probably for the entire eastern neighborhoods upward a hundred but not an accurate count work out looking at the records. >> i'm curious if we over turn this appeal and what will the process