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including free lessons log good gentlemen want welcome to you to the regularly scheduled meeting of land use and transportation committee. this meeting will come to order. malia cohen the chair and right is supervisor
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wiener and aaron peskin. the clerk is angela wong and want to recognize phil jackson and [inaudible] and sf gv tv assisting with the broadcast. any announcements >> please silence cell phones and electronic devices. speaker cards and copies of documents to be included as the file should be submit thood the clerk. items will appear on the november 8 boferd supervisors agenda unless otherwise staitded. >> thank you. madam clerk can you call item 1-7? >> ordinance repealing the voting code in entirety and inactive a 2016 building code. two, provision 16 california residential code with local amendments of twnt 16 san francisco building code. item 3, ordinance repealing the 20 flaen electrical code and enacting 2016 electrical code. 4, enacting
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2016 san francisco existing building code and consisting of the twnt 16 california existing building code with san francisco amendments. iteic 5, ordinance repealing the 2013 building code and enacting a 2016 building code. item 6, ordinance repealing the 2013 mechanical code and enacting a 2016 mechanical code. item number 7, ordinance repealing the 2013 plumb code and enacting 2016 plumbing code. >> thank you madam clerk. i xoe know that was a mouthful. appreciate it. ladies and gentlemen, we have a presentation from dbi staff person. please come up to the podium. 1 through 7. please continue. thank you. >> goodern morning clerk means from department building inspection and work in the technical services divisionm we are doing
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administrative action that happens every 3 years when california changes their codes. all of our amendments expair and have to be reateached to new codes. just way of history, san francisco had their first san francisco building code in 1900 roughly and in 1906 there was a large earthquake and fire of course and that is what the building codes are designed for. they deal with those fire and earthquake issues and add those things into the code. after about 80 years of adding stuff in the code for the issues that they ran across, they finally came up with a building code that is this big. this is the 1984 electrical code. there was like 6 of these and that was the entire building code. now a
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dis the building code is 4 feet of binders and there is substantial amendments. in 1984 california adopted the california-san francisco adopted the california building code instead of having their own code and the california building code is california's required to adopt a model code that is published by outside company and once they adopt that california adds their amendments to it and that's becomes the california building code. um, california publishes its code title 24 california code of regulations july 1 of the year preceding when it goes into effect so january 1 of next year it goze into effect and our amendmenterize tied to that. the amendments need to be in place so when california codes go
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into effect ours go into effect. >> if we are unsuccessful and not pass or come to an agreement and kniss deadline what happens if we are out of compliness with our own code here in san francisco? how does that work with the state? >> just a little lapse, california building code go synchronize to effect state wide period, >> that means the state code steps into place? >> irregardless what we do without all our amendments. once our amendments pass then they go back into effect but in the mean time we have a period where people meet the california code and not all the specific san francisco amendments that made it work. san francisco-first 84 years wurkt of history for zero property line buildings, fire safety, existing, all the things that are specific to san francisco would not be in effect until this
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legislation went through. >> thank you. is your presentation finished? >> nope. >> okay. >> in general, california publishes this code july 1 of this year and may have 180 days for all cities to get their amendments in place so everything goes into effect january 1 the following year. our codes have to be more restrictive and based on findings of climate, geology and tuprography and we have findings for all those. in general, we just try to carry forward the existing ordinances. we dleep provisions that california incorporate jz don't need our amendment anymore because they understood the issue and put it in code or modify the wording so fits within the context the new wording we get from
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california. california ends there public review process in february and that's when we start our public review process. we started a series of accomplish 20 public meetings to discuss the code section number changing the relocation of the different provisions. >> i have a question, do you participate in the discussion for the california code? >> um, yes, i just got balk frathe international code council hearings in kansas city so that is model code adopted by california. >> thank you. please continue. >> so, the-we start in february with the public meetings, first the building department staff are assigned sections of the new code to review and propose corrections and relocation of provisions
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and then it goes to building inspection commission, code advisory subcommittees, which i'm the secretary to those committees. there is roughly about 20 meetings and then the outcome of that is the product that we have before you. hoping to be effective january 1, 2017 in california with the california codes. there is trailing legislation that we do plan on presenting at a different time. there is a better roof ordinance that you passed that goes into effect january 1 requiring the solar ready areas actually have solar and there is a green roof option that is in the legislative process, not sure but probably have the same effective date. there is a solar permit expediting legislation required by the
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state that will be around the beginning of the year and along with expediting process as well. this also anticipated code clean-up that will happen at the same time and we have quite a few programs in the code that have been around for a long time for instance, the unreinforced masonry buildings [inaudible] things the program has run its course or ended 10 to 20 years ago and compliance is supposed to be already taken care of. we will need some kind of pointer to enforce any of those that we come up across in the mean time that still need to upgrade the buildings or whatever. and the high rise sprinkler ordinance is another one, all the buildings are
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supposed to have already been upgraded quite some time ago. the significant issues that we addressed in bringing these codes to you is the building code. the international building code removed chapter 34 which is existing buildings from their document in favor of a whole other daument called the international existing building code so california moved all their amendments to the existing building code chapter to the existing code and all our amendments had to follow. as far as residential we are doing everything we have done before and chosen to take the strecktive provisions of the building code rather than have a separate code designed for midhch -west or valley where there are
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large separations between one and two story buildings. we have used the building code quite some time since 1984 with good history so continue to do that. californias green building code, san francisco had a green building code before california did, so when california came out with theirs, we integrated the provisions we had in our own green building code into california's and we are continuing that on. some of the requirements are required through compliance with outside agency called, leadership and energy efficiency design and they changed their soft wear version from one to another and a long story short that changes all our requirements so department of environment did a few studies on comparison
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between then and now and as well as a cost effectiveness study that is required to be submitted to the energy commission along with the legislation. plumb electrical and mechanical, most of those didn't have any substantial changing. they are more clarifications to the code seems pretty clear sometimes but as you get questions from the public and different situations sometimes the need comes to try to make clear what it is so the chief plumb electrical mechanical inspectors take the issues they run across during a 3 year period and dry to address them in rolling the legislation forward. that's-any questions? >> perfect. thank you mr.
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means appreciate the presentation. colleagues any questions for mr. means? seeing none, thank you very much. colleagues anything that you would like to add? if not i'll go ahode and open up public comment. public comment is open ladies and gentlemen. please come up to the podium. you have two minutes to speak. you will hear a soft chime intd caing 30 secondsfelt ment seeing none, public comment is closed. thank you. colleagues we have a motion on this just as a fyi these are agendized as a committee report just to insure they can be adopted and fined opative by january 1 of 2017. is there a motion? >> motion to forward as a committee report with recommend ation. >> thank you. without
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objection that motion passes. madam clerk, could you call item 8? >> item 8, ordinance repealing the san francisco fire code in its entirety and enacting a san francisco fire code. >> i believe we have a fire marshal here to present on the item. we will hear from the fire department, there are couple issues we need to address today with the amendments relating to the fire code and we have worked with the fire department and i don't want to speak for the department my understanding the department is in agreement and goal is keep the status quo. i have pending legislation that in my view those amendments are important in terms allowing us to make our streets safer for all users including drivers, including pedestrians
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and cyclist and transit users. we do have disagreements with the department and we will in the next several weeks meet with the department to work out the disagreements if possible. until we are able to go through that process, i think it is important to maintain the status quo. i distributed amendments. most are technical amendments request bide the department but the two amendments at issue are number one, several years goy i author fire code legislation to make it easier to install pedestrian bulbouts and no higher than 6 inches and no ubinstructions but that does not count towards the minimum clearance required because the fire truck could drive over one of those bulb-outs. they play a important role in pedestrian safety in particular
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increasing visibility reducing crossing distance and so the fire code as submit bide the fire department and commission did strip out that legislation that i authored and the board passed several years ago and the amendments i submit today reinstate that preebiously passed legislation and that is on page 42, starting at line 16. the second provision that the amendments have submitted will strip out is on page 65 line 24 and 25 and this relates to appendix d of the international fire code. appendix d increases the typical required street clearance of 20 feet to 26 feet for pretty much every street that has any street where they are building 30 feet or more which
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is pretty much every street in san francisco. has never adopted appendix d and bias terms states it isn't opative unless it explicitly adopted and we have never done so. the fire department and i think myself and others have a disagreement in terms of whether appendix d should be applied and my view and view of a number of advocates and city departments, 26 feet of clearance leads to wider streets and wider lane jz faster moving traffic and more collisions and more serious collisions. the fire department has a different perspective which i respect even though we disagree. the fire code is submit bide the fire department and fire commission adopts appendix d. my pending legislation that will be heard in a few weeks explicitly rejected appendix d and will meet about the issue to try to come
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to resolution if possible so need to maintain the status quo now pending those discussion. the other amendment is strip out the provision in this ordinance that adopts appendix d so that the code will continue to be silent on appendix d and that has whatever legal rel vens it has but maintain the status quo. those are my amendments, i have distributed them, colleagues and after public comment i will ask we adopt them. >> thank you. supervisor wiener. supervisor peskin. >> thank you madam chair. to supervisor wiener through the chair, you're referring to the language onlines 24 and 25 page 65? >> yes, that is correct. where
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it says, appendix d fire apperateess access code, section d 105 of the fire code is adopted. we will strip out those two lines. >> okay, so the document that you just handed out, that is a a additional change because you have on page 42 and 43 you got some new language and then so you are saying this is a additional change? >> that is correct and my apologize, i should clarify. when we prepared the amendments we didn't realize at that time really until shortly before the hearing the department insert adupgz of appendix d. you are correct, the written amendments before you include the clean up amendments requested by the department, the reinstatement of the bulb-outs
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and make a oral amendment to strip out the reference of adoption of appendix d and thank you for that clarification supervisor. >> thank you. >> thank you, let's go with the presentation from the fire- >> dan duicoseio. >> good afternoon. i like to respond to supervisor wiener's recent comments just there. as far as appendix d, it is the fire departments opinion that was always there in the code for us to address and to utilize as a guide. it was silent on d but the fire code unless deleted the local amendments adopts the entire international fire code. that is the status quo. we move the 2 lines on page 65 however,
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reserve the right to use that as a guide which we have always done on a case by case. we haven't just blanket manner applied throughout every street in san francisco. it depends on the hazards we are trying to protect there. the occupants we are trying to protect. it is in our opinion it is always a guide and still there as a guide and will continue the status quo. with regard to 503, 503.4, we are going continue the verbiage there from the last fire code to the new fire code. what is important there to consider or be reminded of is that if we are maintaining the status quo that should apply throughout all 503 so includes 503.4.1 traffic calming devices. my understanding supervisor wieners proposal will strip the fire departments authority to regulate
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traffic calming device squz measures. we understand and we pride ourselves partnering with other departments in the city to make all the rez dbts safe in san francisco and that includes the pedestrians cyclist as well as those occupying structures and buildings. our perspective is we try to strike a balance. we have operational needs to to fulfill our duties responding to medical and fire maejss emergency and some of the needs are fire department access. it isn't just get toog the incident it is staging the fire ground. positioning the airline apparatus and fire department connection squz fire escapes, position of the airline truck, the climb ang le of the ladder. we approach each application with that in mind and go case by case. further more, i like to
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say if we look at traffic calming measures i pulled the records for the last 3 quarters so going from january 1 through s&p september 3, there were 1077 proposals and that includes bulb-outs speed cushion squz center mediums, every that applies to traffic calming. we only disapproved 45 out so that is 94 percent approval rate so the department has shown the willingness to partner and strike a balance with the safety of pedestrians and cyclist as well as maintain our access for us to do our jobs. with that, i like to move forward with our amendments here. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you for that. i don't want to get into a debate about my pending legislation that is not before us that we will be meeting with the
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department and with raj and file. i made the commitment to it the department to try to work out whatever we can work out. there is absolutely the case that the fire department works with other departments and not saying otherwise. i think over the last few years we improved some of the communication and for the record, the amendments that i'm proposing are explicit including a amendment that you personally requested and we insert to make crystal laer nothing in any of the amendment takes away the ability of the fire marxal on a case by case basis to seek additional number of feet, clearance and so forth. no one certainly no one involved in this process is trying to remove the fire department from this process. the fire department play as very important role, we want to make sure that our fire equipment is able to move through the
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streets and do the fantastic job our department does and will say having unfortunately experienced many fires since i have taken office in my district the fire department does a brilliant job on narrow streets getting through. my hats off to the department for being able to do that. but we also have a real epidemic of people being injured and killed on our streets particularly pedestrians and cyclist and need to make the streets safer to walk and bike and need protective bike lanes which are implicateed in the disagreements that we have and it is really critically important that we move in that direction. i just want to also note and said this to the chief many times and will think i'm a broken record, in my-we did a ride along at the chief's
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request in a fire truck and did a bike along too and what we saw and i think it is absolutely true is that one of the significant impediments to fire vehicles are double parked cars. they are not just bad for cyclist when they block bike lanes and muni and cause traffic jams they block fire vehicles. i hope at some point the fire department will ask sfpd and mta to do double parking enforcement because that is a hazard when a double park vehicle causes a traffic jam mpt i look forward to the conversation squz today we want to preserve the status quo so we can have the conversations. >> agreed and thank you for the comments. at the sake of not gelting in a debate i like to follow up one thing on that. the street width for access and traffic calming devices are not
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necessarily the same. there is overlap and for the status quo if we work and maintain what we are doing on case by case that applies to trafic calming as well which is for future discussion. i will move on. >> thank you. >> as you know, every 3 yearicize a new cycle. we repeal the current code and adopt the new code and the adoption process we basically for the most part roll oever the majority of the existing code into the new code with minor chairchgs changes. we have 14 or 15 additions which i'll high lited today and speak to any questions you may have. >> if i may >> supervisor peskin. >> at base it seems we have two conflicting safety policy issues that are
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the subject of these amendments. on the one hand, as supervisor wiener says, having wider streets which allows for faster moving vehicles brings about pedestrian safety issues and fatalities and injurys. on the other hand, the departments ability to get to a fire in a timely fashion evokes other public safety concerns. is there a ongoing dialogue between i ges guess the fire department on the one hand and mta and planning on the other? is this done at the staff level? >> yes. there is a ongoing discussion that goes on and it is usually through the task committee and through our captain [inaudible] who represents the fire department on the committee and we deal on a ongoing basis with mta on all our issues and concerns and
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differences. >> and so it is in the task committee with those 47 proposals were rejected out of the thousand? >> correct. we had a 1077 and rejected 45 and one on hold. i think we find compromise and try to partner with other departments to make everyone safe in the city. >> relative to the concerns that fire has about the height of curbs, is that-can you explain those to the committee? >> 6 inch curb-our proposal put forward our result of feedback from the field from battalion and engine chiefs and engine drivers and them expressing certain not being able to mount a 6 inch curb. it is one thing to pull up along a 6 inch curb and step on the curb and access the equipment, it is another thing to drive over the
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curb with a engine or truck. in doing so we don't think it is safe. our members would avoid that at all cast. if we are not over the curb that impacts the ability for apparatus on scene to position and get around staged vehicles in place. it poses a number of different problems so we are against that. we could-we are open to compromise if we have a lower curb with more setback. there are ways to achieve the same goal but to save a 6 inch curb we are struggling with that proposal. as part of the code that was in 2013, so far we are successful going case by case so it hasn't negatively impacted to the point where we can't do our job but moving forward i think we can improve upon this and that is our
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recommendation. >> thank you. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you. and thank you for that question supervisor peskin. a few years ago during the [inaudible] in dictric 3 >> the what? >> [inaudible] before supervisor peskin came back, we went through a significant discussion around candle stick point and this sh where it plays out the most where you build a new neighborhood in the width of the street and there was a huge disagreement between planning and mta and fire on the other hands and we convened a interdepartmental working group to de-escalate things and to the credit all the departments really came together in a positive way and some the streets especially the larger arterials are wider and residential streets are narrower and it
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was a good template and the desire at the time was for the template to apply future development so treasure island or park merced. at times things get relitigated and one of the reasons we did the legislation is we want to have some consistency, we don't want to have to fight every time we build a new development. >> not to go off on a taskant but my recollection as treasure island wasn't street width but turning radius being the problem because the diagonal nature. >> there may be other issues but what we heard from folks in the development community who design that there-it is a continual issue in terms-they prefer to have a 26 feet clear on as
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many streets as possible and i think some of us think that is not the right way to go because it leads to a lot of streets being very very wide and faster moving traffic and more injurys and deaths on the streets so that comes up in a pretty much every development where the street grid is being designed. we are meeting with the fire department and want to try to come up with a good resolution. >> this is really-there are not too many places in the town where we build new streets so this is specific to the shipyard praumgect which it sounds is settled, ti which i believe has been settled for bet ter or worse and mission bay, which is long since been settled. >> park mu sed and there will be others. it comes up in smaller ways when
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streets are redesigned, it comes up but comes up in a bigger way when we create a new development. >> if i may, we don't see this as preferred or not preferred, we look at it is our occupy operational needs to do our job and it is case by case. we go to the site in question and look at what is there-what are we trying to protect, what is the occupancy of the biltdsing and height of the build{age of the building and take all those considerations in mind when we respond to any of those proposems. again, we are trying to protect the people of san francisco from fire and medical emergencies as well as pedestrians and cyclists. i can proceed with going through each of the items. i don't know if you read this already and can take questions. however you like me to proceed. >> i think if you were to give a highlight, what are the key items that are most important that you want to flag?
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>> access is the main item which we just discussed. the other issue is in high rise buildings these portable walls, they call them horizont al sliding walls, but they are specialized doors and it impacts our fire fighting operations on high rise buildings and we are trying to limit on a cise by case stance in high rise and the reason for that is high rise buildings we don't do full building evacuationism we alarm two floors before the fire floor and one above and the operations come up through the stair and fire fighter operations i think that would negatively impact our needs of accessing the floor on those horizontal sliding doors so proposing to not allow or disallow them or a case by case dependent what the situation is and may
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make that judgment so that is a major change. we is a lot-there is legislation coming forward from supervisor wiener, supervisor tang and camp campos and we are all on board with that. those are the main items i would say. those are the main issues. happy to answer questions. >> question for you dan, how long have you been the fire marshal? >> on a interim role? including my interim time it is about a year and a half. >> okay. and obviously this matter is very important. curious to know why you didn't make the rounds to brief members of
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the committee? >> with regard to- >> these items. >> okay, which items in particular? >> item 8, the whole topic we are talking about. >> okay. well, if we look at the proposed changes, we are not proposing to change anything with access. i assume we are talking about access. the status quo remains the status quo. i say supervisor wiener's proposal is changing the current 2013 to 2016 code. eliminating 503.4.1, that was in the last code psychosqul wish to maintain that. appendix d we are silent on appendix d and not putting that in there at the wish of working with other departments and supervisors. i would say sfr the most part the status quo is in place here and we are not the ones requesting change on that.
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>> but you are the ones requesting there is no change. generally departments make their rounds when there is something in issue that effects them greatly >> very good. >> i don't know about supervisor peskin, but i don't recall anyone reaching out and offering a briefing or update what is happening in the department, so it is a little frustrating to deal with a weighty issue and presented as incredibly important but yet there was no due diligence work done on the prior to the committee. >> i understand if i may respond to that. >> sure. we met on a number of occasionwise supervisor wiener's office- >> of you did because there is a problem. what about the rest of us here? we also vote on the issue particularly >> excuse me i think my gripe is you are interim fire marshal and i never met
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you or if we have i don't recall being introduced to you and we are talking about jurisdictions potential new neighborhoods in the southeast of san francisco outside of candle stick there is [inaudible] in district 10. really i'm offended that i have not been part of this conversation. you focus on supervisor wiener because he raised issue and pushing you and now that you are here before us asking for our support, it is just hard to get e give to you when you haven't done a good job bringing us along. supervisor peskin has something to add. >> i was just trying to understand the-so, in all fairness and i don't disagree with our chair because these are very complicated technical issues and don't think any of us have the expertise to understand the
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minutia so want to be candidate about that, but there are two things--in the draft that is actually in the packet that is item number 8, there is one item that is item that supervisor wiener wants to red line out, that is appendix d discussion and red lining that out would indeed prench the status quo as set forth 3 years ago in 20s thrent. the second issue on 42 and 43 having to do with 503.2 poilt .1 is new news because supervisor wiener just made those amendments in front of the committee so that is the one i'm fine with returning to the status quo on appendix d and because you guys added that to this draft and i think that given-in the normal corz of business what i suggest we do is
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continue this so supervisor cohen and myself can have meet wgz the departments squl advocates, but given the timeframe this is to the state of california december 1 and all the rest of it, we can circle back and try to fix some of these things, but i like to focus on section 503.4 because that is the new language and what i hear our fire marshal saying is that you would like to return that to the 2013 status quo, is that correct? >> that's correct. if i may-- >> sure. i was going to ask what specific changes-in so far as the status quo seems to be working outd of a 1077 projects you only rejected 45 which is a
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tin percentage. we all want the fire apparatus to move around the town a lot of which is bit with zero lot lines and out of wood and we have seen fire after fire particularly in the mission and want to make sure you can do your job so is a balancing act between ped safety and our desire,ue maninous desire to achieve vision zero and make sure we don't lose hundred ozf units to fires and all the life safety issues. i guess i'm advocating maintaining the status quo in the 2013 fire code and shound removing the lines on page 65, which i'm absolutely fine with, and maybe tweaking or understanding at least what you are saying relative to section 503.4, maybe we can walk out with the status quo and still meet the deadlines with the state of california.
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>> i agree and propose to leave 503.4 as is, moving forward with the understanding that the section 503 for fire department access remains the status quo. if one of those sections within 503 subsections is removed, it will effect our ability to review and either approve or disapprove or work with other agencies in reviewing these proposals for access. specifically 503.4.1. what we are proposing given the late hour and do have to apologize to the committee there was no intention to disrespect anyone, as a new fire marshal my assumption was this, if we continue what was there for the previous 3 years into the next cycle, i would assume this
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already vetted, this wouldn't have been controversial and that was the assumption and mistake on my part squill not happen again. with 503.4.1 coming up at a later date, that is a sug sig cent chaichck, not what we are putting forwards. we are wanting to continue what is in the 2013 code. >> i have a quick question. is there agreement between your department and mta on how to calculate the street width? >> we do have a understanding, yes. >> an understanding. >> understanding-yes? the 6 inch curb and whether it is shrubs and utility pole, there are so many things that have to comply we take that into accounts and try to achieve that which we do on every one of the proposals case by case and the numbers reflect we do that having approved 94 percent of these. yes, my
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answer in total, yes we have a understanding and have been able to strike a balance and come to compromise. >> thank you. supervisor wiener. >> i just want to make sure we don't have confusion here because unless i think-i misunderstood supervisor peskins question there may be a misunderstanding. the amendments i offer today putting aside the technical amendments of the department are the two amendments i described maintain status quo, one is d and the section 503 amendments i offer maintain the current status quo what is in the fire code and department is indicated it does not object to reinserting that. this is the code today and don't want to strip it out so maintain the status quo. what the fire marsal is referring to for change thg status quo is legislation i have pending that is not before us
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today that we will continue to discuss and so the amendments i offer today maintain the status quo. >> thank you. we just looked up the code and agree. supervisor peskin. >> the chair woman said precisely, i pulled the code down and i don't know when this was added, but section 503.4 in the existing code actually has the language that supervisor wiener is suggesting be put back. what you gave us took that out so if the theory here is we have to get this out today, then that is actually maintaining the status quo, but in so far as it sound like we will revisit in the weeks and months ahead, i will hear from the public but think i vote for both of these amendments. >> thank you. do you have more to present? >> just for answer any
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questions. >> we good with the fire marshal sfwl ? >> thank you much. we will go to public comment. i have two comment cards. first nicole fer era and brian weedenmyer. anyone else that would like to speak on the item please come up and you may get in line and speak after nicole and brian. well. nicole. good to see you. >> nicole [inaudible] executive director of walk san francisco. thank you so much for taking the time to discuss this really important issue supervisors. i'm glad to see the amendments that we are introduced by supervisor wiener to make sure that the fire code does stay as is and grateful to the fire department for compromiseing on those amendments. we know that speed kills, we know that is a number one cause for deaths on our streets and know that is preventable and think many have seen this
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-that's a graph by nackto which is national association of city traffic officials squhaut it sows is for every meter wider that a street is, speeds increase by all most 10 miles per hour so that shows the importance of slowing down speeds and calming our streets. i want to highlight that traffic calming is one of the quickest most cost effective ways to improve safety on our streets and speed humperize the best way to do that. unfortunately over the last couple muckts we have seen that the fire department opposed a large number of speed humps on the city streets and denied future traffic calming from what i understand being installed and these are important safety feature frz school zones and other areas. we also know that according to a civil grand jury report
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supervisor peskin response to some of you questions top reasons why fire is not able to make it to the scene of a fire or emergency on time has nothing to do with traffic calming or lane width so happy to share that civil grand jury rorlt. looking forward to discussing the legislation and this legislation move forward. >> good afternoon. my name is brian weedenmyer, executive director of san francisco bike coalition and want to thank supervisor wiener for his amendment and the fire departments willingness to have the fire code remain at status quo without appendix d in the latest version. i want to just discuss this further and look forward working with the fire department with supervisor wiener's office about how to resolve this reoccurring conflict that i think
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has the false dicotomy of pitting the safety of people in the event of fire and medical emergency with people who bike and walk in the city. san francisco has a official vision veero policy and mayor lee issued a director outlining specific requirements for improvalments to the bike network and walk first treatment that includes bulb-outs and curbs and hope fell the city keep tooz the time line of upholding the director and need to uphold the issue. people who bike and walk demand more with the type of streets improvements we see on the streets and that includes protective bike lanes. when we talk about a culture of delay within the cities these tr the interdependental conflict business between the fire department and sfmta we point to frequently. it is a ruoccurring conflict and
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optimistic based othen conversationwise the san francisco fire department we can find common ground and resolution. i think it will take the form of a policy change before the board so support ovof the amendments as proposed and code adopted without appendix d in it. thank you very much. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon. tom o'connor, president of fire fighters and we are here' here to urge you to adopt this legislation and maintain the status quo and we'll continue to move forward with conversations with supervisor wiener and rest of the board but we need to all take a step back and understand you are essentially plitdicizing the turning radius of a fire truck and fire engine and our ability to navigate streets that are already difficult to. we look forward have agcalm converication with steak
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holdsers. nobody knows more than san francisco fire fighters speed kills and our daerjs or streets are but we need to navigate sth streets just as safely as everybody else so we look forward to conversations to find a campmize and solution for everyone involved. thank you. >> thank you. any other members? chief hayes-white. public comment is closed. supervisor wiener you want to recap your amendments? >> thank you. as outlined the amendments i move are the written ones which are requested by the fire department as well as the amendment to reinstate the section 503 provision related to bulb-out squz a oral amendment to strike out the adoption of appendix d described earlier. all these amendments i moouv we
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adopt. >> any last minute discussion? motion is made to adopt the amendments proposed by supervise se wiener and take that without objection. thank you very much. >> i move we forward as a-minded with recommendation. >> without objection that motion passes. yes, we did. thank you. could you call the next item? >> resolution ex10ing interim voneing chrome for conditional use authorization for office use facing king to folsom street. >> naunk, thank you, i like to welcome supervisor kim who is the author of theitement. >> thank you care cohen. item 9 is renewal of inroom set of controls we passed last year between king qu folsom and south of market. we passed octtwen 13. we work
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would the south beach merchant association when i see members here today as well as the staff park neighbors on interim control that supports small neighborhood businesses vital to insureing active and healthy neighborhood in the south of market area. these controls were visionsed at the central soma plan but want to move forward with permanent controls and need to extend the controls for 6 more months while we complete the legislative process. we envisioned the central soma plan before the board this year and is delayed to next year and why we are moving forward with this piece male prior. [inaudible] critical to maintaining diversity and growth of development in the south of market thank tooz the proximity to downtown existing and proposed transit. we want to make sure that with all the office that we are building and
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rejdential we preserve ground floor service retail for amenities for residents and workers and ablthivating the streets. the controls are designed to address the pressure to develop new non neighborhood serviceing office use on the ground floor. in the specific subsection of the central soma plan area. the area immediately adjacent by requiring conditional youth authorization for the developments during in the next 18 month said. we heard the item before and want to thank you for your support two years ago and ask your support again. >> thank you supervirez kim. alright. i don't see question from the colleagues, let's take public comment on this item. does any member please come up. podium is yours. you have two minutes. welcome. good to see you. >> thank you. pat valen teeno the copresident of
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sogetd beach merchant association. thank you for how and why these interim chrome said are so important. having lived in the-air area we have seen the ground floor space go to office. that space seems to be ideal for the new companies that have come into town or start up or expansion space for larger companies and puts pressure on rents. all our merchant board members talked about competing rents and concerned when their leases expire and renewing. it is also a neighborhood that is becoming more a neighborhood and less a place to pass to get to the ball park. as we see the warriors come in and giants evolve into doing more things with the neighborhood as as building on the other side of the channel, the ground floor retail is more and more important. not just to
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activate the streets which is what this will help do, but keep those small merchants alive when you got 5 merchants on a street it is helpful to each and every one opposed to one on a street and a dark row of ground floor offices. thank you very much for hearing this, thank you supervisor kim and do and you to support and extend these interim controls. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors. alice rogers vice president of rin con bay mission. i want to thank supervisor kim for bringing this forward. we were successful over the last several mupths in saving three retame space s that are porpts to us . we need the additional 6 mupths to finalize it. one final legislation to help activate the
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ground floor and really establish the neighborhood. patrick has been very good speaking for the merchants. as the neighborhood association we are working very hard and you have seen a lot trying to establish a neighborhood here in a area which the city formally thought as really manufacturing even though a lot of people lived in the alleys. there is more of us now. the public rulm ground floor is important space to us and ask for your support on this extension. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. chris [inaudible] from i think it is a very important issue. i don't know how men walk through the area. there is a incredible amount of construction and any businesses to continue to sur'
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vive and prostper especially the new ones it is amazing they can provide the service for the community so i urge you to support the interim controls. if that is helping them continue on in the region i urge you to do this because otherwise it can be very similar to beel street where there is no activity and no public realm. it is the merchants on the areas that go through the hardest times when they don't have sidewalk access and delivery access, but still provides servicess for people who work in the neighborhood and live in the neighborhood, i really take my hat off to them and hope you can support them. thank you. >> anyone else like to speak on item 9? oo cay. public comment is closed. thank you. motion for the item? colleagues is fl a motion. >> move we forward with recommendation. >> motion that we move with
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positive recommendation. supervisor kim? >> i just want to thank mr. valen teeno and mrs. roger frz being here and thank you for voting mrs. rijeers roger. >> motion is made to move with positive recommendation to the full board. thank you. without objection. madam clerk can you callite item 10. >> hearing on the status of soma philipinas strategic plan. >> good afternoon h. >> sorry just a minute. thank you. supervisor kim. >> thank you chair cohen. >> a year ago i introduced a rez dugz initiating the soma philipinas the first of its kind here in san francisco. the introduction of the resolution was over 7 years in the making initiating a year lang
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planning aprocess and the cultural assets in the souckt of market district making the south of market a touch stone for the regional philippineee community. the creation is part of a multifaceted approach to acknowledge the ix e area rich history and preserve the diversity and culture. also acknowledging the art and cultural organizations played in the sourth of market including carny street workshop, [inaudible] the only filipino performance space in the country and [inaudible] south of market is home to thriving filipino it includes [inaudible] besy car michael the first and only public school with tugogic. includes restaurant, market and murals, festivals, theater center for youth and several thousand residents. in april of this year the full board joined in umaninously
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approved calling for the formation of soma philipinas. over the last 6 mujts the work group many of members i see here today have been meet wg artist service providers small business and workers. they have met at [inaudible] philippine consulate and surveys a two major filipino events, the parole festival and [inaudible] the work group and planning department have sifted through all the data to include in the strategic plan. today's here is a report back on the very progress. not only has the work group created a culture hair hj district. what is important to note is as a community stated, we want it to be more than series of names acknowledgeic historical figures, sites and moments, we want the community to be a living community in peritutety and hope we are able to use smart and
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strategic land control economic controls to insure we are also invests and inencouraging a thriving filipino community in the neighborhood and want to thank all the committee members. i know they meet a lot. appreciate your work and effort and leadership and i see that planning is here with a presentation on the item. >> thank you supervisor kim. sell shelly [inaudible] with the planning department. joined today by steve [inaudible] who has been the lead on the central soma plan as well burn dt [inaudible] filipino american development foundation and projecktd sponsor. i'm joined by ava chan, the soma philippine osfacil tater. i have a powerpoint presentation if i can have the overhead. i started work on the district planic effort april of this year and my role up to this point is to gather the
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communities ideas into a document that can communicate their needs and defires to the city agencies that help them meet their goals. before talking specifically about the soma philipinas prosi want to provide background on the culture heritage district concept which is new for the city and country. we are practiced at manage lantd mark districts, cultural heritage districts are identified by the actaveties that occur within them including commerce, service, arts, events and practices. safe' guarding the aspect require a new set of strategies. the designation as a cultural heritage district doesn't convey regulatory controls but the recognition spered community efforts facilitated by the planning department and office of economic and workforce development
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to develop strategys for sustaining the living cultures. in the future the community led work may evolve into more formalized partnership with city agencies to imp lment a standard tool kit of economic zoning educational marketing and planning tool butt the city is taking a individualized plan approach to each of the cultural districts. here is a brief timeline of the events leading tupe today. work on soma philipinas district concept bein gan in the western soma community planning eft between 2005 and 2013. the community identified and mapped the cultural heritage aspect that constitute soma philipinass and the planning department published the filipino heritage historic context statement. the plan calls for recognition by creating a district and this was supported
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by the central soma plan which is plan for adoption next year. in april of this year, as supervisor kim reviewed with you, the district was created by resolution and for the next 5 monthss working group got busy developing a list of goals, concerns and potential strategies to support the district which brings to the progress report today. i just want to review the geography of the district. it reaches from second street on the e east to 11th street on the west. market on the north and brandon street to the south. there are many filipino cultural heritage aspets outside of the south of market nairbld recollect nairbld, you can see there is a particularly concentrated number of them in the district. at the back of our progress report you can find a brief history of the filipino hair eritage in san francisco and list of cultural heritage
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assets aassociate td with soma philipinas. this is such a large area there are also culture heritage assets associate would other communities located in the district including lgbtq which will be the focus but seperal planning efforts. i want to quickly review the purmsh of the district outlined in the resolution. the purpose is to preservation and furthder development of soma philipinass are the regional center of filipino comture and commerce. recognition of the community skn neighborhood and stationization of filipino residential, businesses and community services institutions. this is the cover page the report submitted on friday to the board of supervisors for your review. it outlines the purpose of the district recollect describes the
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community planning process to date. it provides a draft vision statement developed by the community as well as draft community goals and objectives. it has a detailed list of community concerns and it ends with progress to date and next steps. there are several appends including list of potential strategies or implementation measures that is developed by the community and that will be reviewed by partners in the next phase of the community planning process. these are the 9-excuse me-up to this point these are the participants in the community planning process. the soma philipinas working group planning department, district 6 supervisor kim's office, office of economic and workforce development, mayors aufss of housing community development and community members largely. these are the 9 people that make up the working group. they are each expercents in their field
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and contribute valuable nrfgz about existing conditions in soma. they each have specialties in the arts and community service and development and business and workers rights and education. when we kicked off the work in april we melt with the working group and supervise rs office and determined the working group would be in the best position pootoo manage the outreach processes so relied to engage with the community and report back. the working group first task and figuring what the community vision and goals would be and list the number of concerns for the community. they also learned how residential and workers and regional community use and access the culturalacy sets that exist in soma. over the past 6 months the working group talked to people in 4 meetings curkted over 400 surveys, they held focus groups and talked to other cultural heritage district
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including chinatown, japan town and cia venta quat row and held several interviews. they also had people map the areas in the neighborhood that are of importance to them. the common path of travel threw the neighborhood, barrier tooz access and frequently visited locations and these maps became the basis for the unique cultural assets in the neighborhood. this is the draft community vision, which was result of many of the conversations. i'll read it quickly. to maintain and grow soma philipinass thaz regional center that facilitates opportunities for increasing the presence and visibility of the filipino community and guides the implementation of the cultural district policies and strat aemgation in collaboration with public and private patners. there are 3 community goals. the first is cultural
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affirmation and celebration. increase the visibility and celebrate the philippineee community in soma san francisco and greater bay area region. community building and preservation, to stronethen nuncher and grow soma philipinass role as center of gravity for the filipino community. economic opportunity and equity. develop initiative to create in the wealth creation of the bay area. in aaddition to building a vision and goal statements perhaps the most valuable result to the past 6 months of community engagement is list of community concerns . we orgs ined the concerns into 6 topics, arts qu culture, business and economic development, communetry service and education, heritage and historic prenchivation, housing and land use and urban design. there are too many returns to report in
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the prisonitation today, but the list is the starting point for conversations with various city agency jz community partners that help to develop strategies to support the district. each of the city's cultural district dealwise the issues. soma affordability of space for housing and local business and community services and arts is a critical issue. health and safety for residential and invisibility of the filipino heritage is concern. the nature the cultural heritage aspets. people, arts, business oreckzs organizations institutions and events results in a equally diverse tool kit for safeguarding the assets. some the concerns may be addressed by existm programs that can be supported. others will require the city develop new tools the community and city can work
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together on developing. this brings to the next steps. the working group must finalize the goals and objectives with endorsement of the soma philipinas community which they made good progress on. the planning department and working group must work with key prive lt and public partners to refine and prioritize the list of potential strategies developed by the community. next, with these partners we must develop implementation measures list omactions procedures action programs and techniques. identify lead entities and timelines to create a implementation plan. >> do you copies of the presentation? >> i do. sorry. >> great.
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>> i think if we pass it out we don't have to read the whole thing so you can just highlight. >> this is the end of the presentation basically. once they have plan developing for the implementation plan we will be ready to publish the plan and set hearing dates for adoption. we started to think about potential partners for the strategies that need to be developed at the local government level there is a broad of range of departments. at the state level the california art council is developing cultural district program which we like to work to align the two programs and non government level, there are many non-profits in soma philipinass in soma that will be engage in the process. to date we made some progress on the goals of soma
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philipinas. august we added the grand oriente lodge to the land mark program. the mayors of housing and community development awarded the filipino american development foundation funding to hire soma philipinas project manager. next may soma philipinas will have a photoday with the city [inaudible] and work with the center for asian american media to digitize home movies and partnering with story corp to collect soma philipinas stories. they coordinate with the 6th street project and continuing to collect dataen othe use of public realm and potential sites for mural and signage. that is the end of my presentation and available for questions and [inaudible] >> thank you. why don't we epien for public comment at this time. >> my name is adachan and
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project man frr and soma philipinas. wanted to just affirm and reiterate this is a process report. >> this isn't public comment. you are part of the presentation team? >> yeah. this is a process report and we would look forward to meeting with each of your offices to discuss the details before we come back to the board with the implementation plan. we also you will encourage staff and departments to meet with us between now and then to make sure we work on the items for the process. the highlights of the plan that i wanted to point out is that what the process has shown is soma is a regional attractor. the people participate come from san ramon, vunesia daily city. when we look at the website we get hits nationally and internationally. when we look at arts and cultural groups we see over 50
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percent the audience is outf the san francisco. supporting and strepthening or presence is a benefit to san francisco and community. we look for word talking about one of inthings we saw interest and support within the community was these more visual signage and way finding pedestrian friendly thing weez can do to for neighborhood and look forward to those ideas integrated to the soma plan. the community spent a lot of time working on thes and look frrd with working with departments on these. the departments welic to work with is economic development. we had already seberal meetings with businesses where we get 30 to 40 business. oewd can't run a meeting that strong. we talk about capital improvement plan what we like to see budgeted for soma philipinas item as part of the
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central soma build out. we heard of the need for art space squz the coordination with lgbt cultural heritage district so we look forward working on those things and most exciting a developer came to us last week and is asking us to help with the arts, the 1 percent for the arts in his development in terms of using soma philipinas arts texture design guideslines with his building. thank you for your support. >> thank you. any other presentations? >> good afternoon. my name is burn det c, the project sponsor and executive director of infilipino american foundation. what started as dream and concept in the 90's is san francisco newest cultural district and hope for the filipino american community.
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soma philipinas, san francisco full peeno cultural district. soma philipinas isn't about demarcating a space but uplifting a community. we have been met with community stakeholders from business to the arts, senior jz students and one thing is clear, soma philipinas is a model for community development we can all be proud of. like all san franciscans we face significant challenges in terms of housing, rising economic inequality but being innovative, collaborative and quaunss of community we can ovcome. the working group [inaudible] most importantly new economic development programs that will populate soma philipinas with thribeing new businesses. businesses that signal the coming of age of the filipino american community. with the office of economic and workforce development we can jump start a new pill peeno business
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renaissance in less than a year outdoor markets and pop up restaurants that take the best practice of tech industry and applies to community based initiatives. the arts community continues to be cultural bearers and taest makers in in their respective fields but face forces repenting from practices in the craftment we want to stem the tide by creating a performing arts scepter in the next 5 years to celebrate diversity of filipino arts of dance, theater, visual arts. we like to begin working on the following initiatives. the department of public works place standards on light post that provide visual queues upon entry to philipinas. opening up
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advertising space promoting the business and cultural assets. there are retail spaces that 5th and mission garage that sfmta controls that can go to 20 filipino businesses that indicated they want to move to soma philipinas to start to develop a corridor. san francisco cultural district draw residents and visitor tooz live here. including the long history of filipinos that live here. thank you. >> thank you. anyone else for the presentation? alright. we will open up for public comment. members here to comment on item 10 please come forward and come to the podium.
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>> good afternoon. my name is carline [inaudible] and work for the veterans equity center. on october 5, law [inaudible] we had a meeting rep. joe ing [inaudible] service provider tooz discuss their vision for soma philipinas. some of the most pertinent questions are how to insure the streets are safe to walk for our seniors? how do we preserve the existing rent controlled unit and address homeless ness in the district and provide more resources in housing for homeless individuals and families. lastly, how do we honor and raise awareness. i think questions can we addressed when we have investment of the city departments and will look to your leadership to encourage participation of city agencies such as oewd and sfusd. we look to
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your leadership to insure people are included in the planning process. we want to be able to address issues faced by residential workers now but also plan sfr our future youth families and seniors. thank you for your support and let's work together to promote a community planning process within the district toic acknowledge the traumaure community faced and move forward provering filipino culture, community based organizations and service and small businesses students and long time residents. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. alice roger from south park impruchbment association and want to thank supervirez kim and all supervisors for giving attention to this cultural district. i thichck it is important they are a strong aspect the
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character of soulth park and pleased to see all the focus. thank you. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon. supervisors my name is raymond [inaudible] with southf market community action network. i want to first thank the planning staff shelly for all her hard working with closely with soma philipinas working group. i'm happy with the start oaf the progress report, which i actually [inaudible] the community meetings and helped organize youth making sure they come to the meetings and you know, they express what they want out of soma philipinas. some of the youth that showed up to the meetings it went from elementary to middle school and high school to college. some were from car michael, galileo, mission, bal bowo high
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cool, san francisco state university, city college and the nairblds are soma, tenderloin, excelsior, we have some youth that came all the way from oakland and so on. you can see these also there. this just shows how important soma philipinas is 6789 knowing this neighborhood alone is the highly concentrated filipino but also knowing that folks all the way from all over the bay area come to make sure soma philipinas happen. it is a beautiful thing. a lot of the youth brought up good point. they want to see posters to [inaudible] on the street. all the way to having a soma [inaudible] housing, jobs and all that stuff. so, we look for woord to seeing the progress report becoming real and the possible solutions that outlined in the
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progress report to happen now. i hope you will support it and thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon supervisors. tony robeles and with senior and disability action and mu anila town heritage foundation. want to thank the planning department staff. soma philipinas is a idea is long time coming. i sat been a part of some of the community planning meetings and it brings out the best of the pill peeno american community. have a stake and ownership of this community because they have a love for the community and feel the community is a part of them. many long term tenant, long term resident
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who see soma area as their home. there are a lot of concerns we have about pedestrian safety. we have concerns about opportunities for our youth, but what i can stay and being this is the last day of filipino american history month, october, that our community continues to make hisry and throw our community and cultural assets in the community that have been identified, our community is very much a part of the community of san francisco and it makes our community that much more vibrant and beautiful and so want to thank planning and all the efforts here and let's see soma philipinas become realty. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors.
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i'm [inaudible] want to thank supervisor kim for her leadership and work wg the community in figuring how we can preserve the existing community, but also provide prosperous ways to help the community grow from business to youth development or workers program and such. thank you for your dedication and work with us. also want to thank planning staff shelly for her hard work and working closely with the soma philipinas working group. again, just creating our progress report didn't realize how tedious it was to like run through it myself and it was a really amazing process. i feel privileged to be part of this process. but as any progress report, we would like to see real invesment and want to make sure the living
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document stays alive and that real investments from city departments through your leadership will really be part of that so would like to see a [inaudible] the mta, oewd, mocd and continue toog work with the planning department to really figure out how to make sure that the area isn't just another progress report but actually a real filipino cultural heritage district that would thrive and thep the filipino community prosper in the south of market and beyond. thank you again for your leadership and we look forward to continuing work wg you. >> thank you. our next speaker. >> good afternoon chair cohen
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and supervisor kim. thank you so much. my name is chris [inaudible] veterans equity center and want to thank you so much for doing this. i don't think anyone-it is amazing that the hishry of the filipino community hasn't been documented like this in a cultural district and community. they providing so much -you can't go in any industry and place in the world and not see filipinos contributing in such a way. i think it is really amazing that san francisco can turn a lot of pain that came from manila town and people dont realize from yerba buena the evections and turn that into something that is so strong. i can't tell you the meetings going on all night. it is only 6 months and they have been meeting like
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every night for the past 6 months at different places in different areas and people i never even met. it is such a important place for people in san francisco and in a nationally, this is a place people will remember and it is a beautiful thing we have been able to be part of this and want to thank you for contributing to make this happen and also be engaged because what will happen here if we put our positivity into it, i hope this is something we-that trickles down to aevd in the neighborhood and hopefully everybody in the state. i think right now especially we need more pause tv in the work we do and we need to think that the dreams we want to see to create is something we can do. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker.
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>> good afternoon supervisors. tj bosa a san francisco resident and work with [inaudible] i want to encourage you to support this soma philipinas district. it means a lot to me personally and i know to all my friends and community members to have a place we can call our own. i was part of ateneding a lot of meetings and prior to that i just talking to people on the streets. when you mentioned the idea of a cultural district you can see in their eyes exassignment and hope. it is about time we recognize the contributions of filipino americans to san francisco and especially people have dig dreams but to help make it reality to helping stay with housing and jobs, but also with the arts and preserving spaces. thank you so much. >> next speaker.
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>> my name is alexa [inaudible] and first off, i am a soma resident and i want to first thank supervisor kim for her leadership and shelly for the hard work work wg the soma philipinas working group. i'm happy with the progress report and atbding community meetings and brought neighbors and look forward seeing the progress report become real and possible solutions outlined in the progress. it means a lot to me especially just being in the community. there is a lot of things happening in the sourth of market and feel this will truly help everybody in the south of market become more of a community despite what is going on and feel a filipino growing up i had a strong filipino community and think that this is something that should be recognized not only here
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in san francisco but also nation wide and hopefully this encourages other filipino communities in different cities and states to have their own community and their history should be recognized too. thank you very much. >> thank you. anyone else? alright. ladies and gentlemen, public comment is closed. just want to recognize the advocates, planning department, supervisor kim, i think this is a fantastic idea and i'm very excited for the contributions, the future contributions that soma philipinas cultural district will add to san francisco. as a native san franciscan i'm delighted we are taking proactive steps in preserving cultures particularly cultures that are
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very vulnerable in the city and at risk of being pushed out to the high cost. all sorts of different reasons. i think this is a fantastic program and looking to model something similar possibly in the bayview community so looking to-thank you. glad you agree. looking for your wisdom and leadership on the dialogue that has transpired so we can begin to insure that we got the diverse culture that made and built san francisco every present. thank you supervisor kim. is there any last remarks? >> just want to thank all the community member frz coming out and speaking but participating in the process t. is great to hear people feel it is a good process. when we first passed the western
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soma plan a few years ago i think the setting of social cultural district for our pill peenee and lgbt community felt really big because we knee we it more than a series of street renamings and statues, we want a living community. i want to thank the community for really comingute and just getting your hands dirty and trying to figure how to make it much much more than what we had originally visioned and i also want to thank the planning department for your partnership in making this realty. we need multiple agencies behind us to the insure we not only have a social cultural district but a libing filipino american community in san francisco. and thank you committee members for hearing the item and for very strong support. >> supervisor kim, what would you like us to do with the hearing? how do you want us to file it?
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>> um, can we-i'll ask the committee to make a motion to file the item. >> thank you. supervisor peskin made a motion to file this as heard and without objection this motion passes unanimously. [applause] congratulations. we have another hearing. item 11. madam clerk please call that item. >> item 11, hearing on local impact of the adult use of marijuana act if approved by the etvoers in november including areas of legislation and administrative need and requesting the cannabis date report. >> thank you. alright. this is our final hearing for the day. this is item number 11. some visor wiener do you have open remarks? >> i do madam chair. thank you for calendaring this item. colleagues, today is oversight
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hearing to hear from our state cannabis legalization taskforce which is currently meeting over the corfs of the year. i offered legislation to create the task force and the board passed that unanimously and made appointments to the the taskforce and final report is due in january or there abouts. i want to thank all the member thofz taskforce and various city departments and school district working with the commune tee members. the purpose of the taskforce is to plan for the possibility that the adult use of marijuana act basically cannabis legalization in california will pass next week. if that happens, then cannabis will be legal for adult use in california on january 1, 2018.
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we need to make sure we are planning for that possibility and able to move flward with all the appropriate legal and administrative changes necessary to have a great implementation of this ballot measure. so the taskforce is comprised of a broad and diverse group stakeholders within the cannabis community from the neighbors and business and travel industry, youth and so forth as well as our city departments and the school district. we want ed to make sure this is a diverse and broad based group of people so the recommendations have the maximum possible support and credibility. today we will be hearing update about the work of the taskforce and also want to note that i have spoken with the may rs office and mayor lee said he is eager
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to hear the final report from the taskforce and intend to assign department heads including directors of public health and director of planning to help craft legislation there after and work with the board of supervisors and task force and community so welcome the mayors par pisitation and executive departments. to today i want to call up department oaf public health, mavis [inaudible] along with the chair of the taskforce terence allen to address the committee and let us know how things are going. >> good afternoon supervisors cohen, wiener and peskin. my name is mavis ub[inaudible] and one of the coordinators of the san
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francisco cannabis legalization taskforce. i note there is a powerpoint presentation if it can be brought up on the screen that is much appreciated. >> do you have copies of the powerpoint? >> yes, you should have it. >> i have. >> requested this committee wilt provide update on the task force activities. this prezen taishz has two parts. i will give a overview of the ballot initiative that legalize adult use of cannabis across the state. i also provide a brief ovview of the taskforce activities and i will then tern it ofern to terence allen the dhair of the task force who folks on the vision and direction of intask force in licensing, land use and public consumption. there is a initiative on the ballot that legalize the position sale and use of cannabis for adupt pusks across california. the use of cannabis was legalized by compassionate yuss act of 1996 and
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in san francisco the law is operational through article 33. proposition 64 also create as state level licensing and regulatory system to manage and regulate the commercial cultivation, manufacturing and sale of cannabis across the state. important provision that forms the backdrop for activities is the proposition allows localities to control implementation. localities can decide how, whether and what extent the law is implemented within a location so the taskforce is thinking about this carefully among many different dimensions. the effective date as spl visor wiener mentioned, licenses with the adult use industry is available at the state level by january 1, 2018. typically ballot initiatives in california do go into effect the next day so november 9 will be legal to
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possess use and consume cannabis for adult purposes. now for a breach overview on the taskforce created by a local ordinance. the purpose is advise policy makers on matters related to potential legalization of cannabis. it remained active for a 2 year peert. the taskforce is coming up against the end of year wund and recommendation in 3 areas for board and public review. the first area is public safety and social environment. the next is land use and social justice. finally, regulation and city agency framework. in terms of year one goal, all of the recommendsation will be finalized at the november 9 meeting and year one report and recommendations will be provide today the board and public later this year. there are many provisions within the ballot initiative important
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to consider but pull out critical ones. first, licensing. the ballot initiative creates 19 different license types across the supply chain from cultivation to distribution and testing manufacturing and all the way down to retail sale. it also creates a state license and regulatory system and most importantly it creates the bureau of marijuana control at the state level which overvees the activities for medical and non medical or adult use cannabis. the bureau of marijuana control provides overvoith and handle retailer, distributor and micro distribute. the department of health would handle all the manufacturing and testing and department of food and agriculture handleds the cultivation license. under the license provisions that the ballot initiative sets up,
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localities can create permitting structures in addition to those created at the state level so the taskforce talked about this. land use cannabis businesses may not be located within 600 feet from school and other child frndly locations unless a locality sets a different radio. localities can 6 below 600 feet, right at or exceed 600 feet dependent on priority and local tayloring of the law to its location. with respect to public consumption under the proposition consumption in public of cannabis isn't allowed but localities may allow on site consumption. with this brief ovview the ballot initiative and task force progress to date, this is a list of many of the topics of the taskforce talked about over the one year
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and areas in which the taskforce will provide recommendation. now i'm turn it over to terence allen to talk about the provisions that i just mentioned that will be on the ballot and how these provisions connect to the taskforce work and how the taskforce is thinking about the implementations. >> my name is terence allen and will give you a different perspective what we have been doing. out of the process we engendered themes the taskforce determined will be necessary for too go forward. the first of those themes was consensus model that in order for the group to move forward, each and every one of the 21 members 14 voter maybes and 7 department heads to have be able to come to agreement before we move forward and write a recommendation that appears in the
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rortd you will get in december. to me that is a big deal . that means when you get those recommendsations they are not simply words on a piece of paper. they represent the hard thought battles in the taskforce room and the work the members have done going back to constituents and represent the compromiseing made in the taskforce to achieve a compromise on a very difficult situations. they are inclusive and they involve incentives rather than sticks. so, we have a huge incentive base and small but very sharp and effective scapal. our meetings are open and invite everyone to attend them. another theme that developed is the importance of public opinion to our process. in order for us to come forward and for you to be able to vote on something, you got to believe that we as a
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taskforce have dawn our job and developed public will and the public is behind what we are saying. we may have public consensus on our taskforce. the members are responsible fl fr going back to their group and getting consensus. and, in final, i would say that the stakeholder outreach in developing the public consensus is key. those are the themes, common ground. no matter what we talk about whether public safety, social justice, land useory public consechtion, the themes, education, the idea that in the long term i think if we close our eyes in 10, 15, 20 years we will see canilousbust as part the normalized society and have to look at our rule and decision making leading towards a more normalized part cannabis
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plays i not see it as a separate element that has to be dwelt with in a way different than any other element society deals with. normalization is a common ground. we also feel that workforce and entrepreneurship are key. the prop 64 ballot initiative says we will empty the jails and give everybody a clean slate and give them a process by which they reenter the workforce and participate in the ownership of these business. those words are great, but they mean absolutely zero if we don't back them up. that's where san francisco comes in. so office of small business, public defenders office, all the small workforce development, all the officers that we have in san francisco have got to get ready to start applying for the money
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that prop 64 will start spinning off through its taxation base and that money will have to come back to san francisco and if we are creative in designing the best urban template for cannabis reform, then we will be really good at getting that money and be able to take of the people that come out of jail and they won't go back to selling cannabis on the street corner. if you watch 60 minute last night, the governor of colorado said well, you know what, i'm not going to say this was the most tremendous success in the world, meaning legalizing cannabis, but am aums not going say i would go backward in time and go back to prohibition. i would urge every state to do legalization carefully. here is a guy that was against legalizing cannabis and still against legalizing cannabis and believes this is better than prohibition. i think
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education and opportunity and how we deal with the people that were swept up unfairly by the war on drugs is the way san francisco will show that it is a different place from the rest of the world because we are the place that knows how to take people, knows how to take care of the people we are not taker care of properly for the first time and that is key. that is our social justice platform in a nut shell. we will spend all next year kwr when up with recommendations and tell good suggestions how and ask for your help because we are not going have the great ideas, we need your help. what else is on our list? we got the great powerpoint presentation but you got it so you can read through it. i think it is more important that i tell you the highlights of what we have been deal wg. in licensing it is a big elephant. on the local
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level i prefer to call it permitting. let's let the state call it license and we call it permitting. our permitting system we have to have one. we simply can't be like some counties who have said, if we got a place for it, we'll let the state licensing system tell us how to do it. san francisco cant cannot do that. we will have cios. the neighborhoods will go to crazy. we need something responsive to the neighborhoods and guess what? our planning code is pretty good when it come tooz the non retail side. it has a process for all of the non retail business types and there is a list of them on page 7, 8, 9 in the powerpoint presentation. i'll find it if you can't. there is a chart in there. it lists cultivation and maneuvering and believe it or not, we have a land use zoning
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classification for volatile and non volatile substance manufacturing. quite to my surprise if i bake a brownie, i am engaged in non volatile manufacturing. god knees knows how someone would think i'm a non volatile manufacturing but that is how the law was written. on a local level we can refine that and say if we have a xhrjs kitchen properly identified and get the people that know how to do these things, we can open up facilities to do edible manufacturing and proper labeling and control using the tracking program and advertising restrictions and labeling restrictions, we can get our chefs involved in the process and open up opportunities left and right that go beyond what the state is envisioning and it is all there in the planning code on the non retail side. i
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can't say what i was just going to say. the screwed up part-i can say that, right? the screwed up part is retail. i don't need to tell each the three of you when a retail business tries to open that has the word medical candice dispensary, the whole world grinds to a end. the planning commission goes to 1 a.m. and eyes roll back in their head and have know idea what is going on. their job isn't vet the candidates who is the operators their job is say yeses the land use says you can open a dispensary or no, you caents open a disfencery. their job is beauty pageant operator and evaluate if the guy or girl is a good girl or dressed nice or he had a suit and tie. all
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of those things then go to the property itself and when that property gets sold, the guy that opens that property inherits all the benefitoffs the person who came before him and that person who came before him loses all those benefits because when they person go tooz the next place, they got to start over again. our retail cannabis approval system is messed up. >> are you drafting something? >> we will draft something at your request that will delve into that. we have three boxes, a box that says, medical cannabis densery. we know about that box. the new box we got is box that says, retail cannabis dispensary and all you need is drivers license and over 21. >> you can go anywhere instd of locked to that particular cite.
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? >> yes and don't need to go to go to your doctor first. >> does it also eliminate [inaudible] >> i think we will go through benchmarks. the first which is oh, my god we got to eliminate clustering and i'm on board with that because i think it is a necessary evil that we have to agree to. we have to agree that in the opening phases of putting stores around the city-where is that slide? - the slide with the map on it. you will get a shocker out of this one. which page is it on? next one. there we go. page 10. this tells you where the cannabis dispensary are located with a minor exception and it is because the teckd topog craef locase in district doesabout show up. >> if i read this correctly it
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says 12 mcd in district 6 alone? >> yeah, and zero in district 4. what does that say? if we are a patient medical cannabis city, what does this say about the system? >> it says they have to go to district 6 to get their medicine. >> exactly. over the last 20th years has changed so dramatly that resident of district 6 guess what, next year i'll be a resident of district 10 because i can't afford to live in district 6 so when i need my mez son as a 30 plus year aids survivor i will look for a store in my neighborhood that serves my needs and unfortunately there is bun. >> let me push back a bit. san francisco isn't big. 49 square miles, 47 if you listen to some so if you need medicine and
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live in district 4--however you get there. take a taxi, uber lift, muni, but there is one mcd to the north of district 4 and two in district 7 so it isn't like you are travelling great length and not crossing a bridge or going over a tunnel. so what- >> what is the big deal terence? >> thank you. >> here is my response to that. colorado had no medical cannabis and adult use dispensaries before they passed their law. >> right. >> how mini do they have today? 270, all most 300. are they busy? yes, all in use? yes. could they eliminate half? probably. that means they have 150. denver colorado
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has 3 hundred dispensary the same size of san francisco. >> that is my question. >> a million people. >> we are probably bigger. >> probably smaller geo graphically. >> population we are bigger when you factor in the number of people that come as visor its and tourist which is we have culinary and hos pitality industries involved from the beginning. i'm speaking to cal travel wednesday because they asked terence, what is this we hear about cannabis tourism. better tell us about it see i'll talk to them about it. not a bad idea to talk to them about what is [inaudible] we are talking about at the end of this decade a $10 billion industry in california by the most conservative figures. in
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cultivation alone, 250 people in san francisco county have applied for a cultivation license, expressed interest in the cultivation license at the state. 250! if 20 so far that made it through department of public health system. there is nothing wrong with what we have done rsh we just have a huge challenge to scale and so the taskforce during the first year looked at what we have done where we are at, the challenges and dissected this baby all over the place and we know how it worked, what it looks like and where the strengths and weaknesses are. we have a pretty good idea what we think we should do for you going into the next year and i would like a better partnership with this committee and our sponsoring supervisors and supporting supervisors and all of you because


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