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tv   BOS Land Use Committee 12516  SFGTV  December 5, 2016 6:00pm-8:01pm PST

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>> well good afternoon claej want to welcome you back to the this is the regular meeting of the this the land use committee i'm supervisor cowen chair of this committee and to my left is aaron peskin and our clerk ms. alicia thank you jim smith and charles kremack of sfgovtv to help us broadcast this meeting madam clerk, any announcements? electronic devices.
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completed speaker cards and documents to be included should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the depth 13 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you could you please call item one. >> an ordinance 30 years the acquisition of real property from the state of california for sidewalks along van ness avenue under the jurisdiction of public works with the maintenance agreement waving fees and making appropriate findings ii was told ms. julian is presenting i don't see her in the chambers one presenting yes why not have the mayor's office staff make a recommendation i don't know is it finally. >> xavier for various reasons which we'll show you in a little - van ness sidewalks a desire so are the van ness sidewalks
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under the city jurisdiction for the apply for local codes like beverly and thanks of that nature public utilities commission performed on investigation about 83 sidewalk blocks that will be added to city jurisdictions that includes $2 million a little bit over on van ness from palm on the south side to lombard on the northerly end it is important to note that only existing sidewalks are being replenished from the state to the city at this time any additional sidewalk expansion will require a further relinquishment at this time it is should the sidewalks challenge hands we would go from state controlled policy and regulations to local public works code for this i guess i'd like to introduce
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ann marie from the city planning to give us the details for the van ness. >> welcome thank you supervising emery rogers planning department staff we're a thrilled this committee that considering this stem today this is issue that is with the planners for decades you're familiar with the efforts to work on the van ness right-of-way and make the changes for brt i'll talk about something else that contribute to the feel of van ness avenue that is how private development interacts with the right-of-way so since the 1980s the adaptation of having an r van ness plan the policies to constrain on van ness and activate the streetscape with more feasible - we have policies that talk about the
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development of acting that makes the sidewalks interesting in a lively urban place providing the detail on both the buildings through the use of aging & adult services for bay windows over the state right away and activating the right-of-way where appropriate with street furniture and sidewalk cafeterias that's been the city's vision since the 1980s the caltrain policy they have some more recent policy initiative that speak to recognized urban city's desire to have complete streets and mobile streets and have recently recognized the response to the dances of the county, however, there are specific planners that work on encroachment be preliminaries that are confronted with encroachment manual that was southern not issued for buildings or structures to extend into the
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state that is inappropriate gateway to private parties so i can show you although we have what typically happens when a project will extend over the state right away roughly here's a building on 19th avenue at noriega and self-had bay windows on both sides of the facade when the planning commission approved this and after the commission hearing caltrain denied the encroachment roughly for the bay windows the effectively it looks a cheese grader came down the side of the building and the andrew's is getting in trouble caltrain this is van ness ellis street with bay windows along the facades and after planning review and entitlement the
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caltrans ruled in a stripping away of the details and features the leaving of blank street walls no able to have the things for those reasons and with the new development pending along van ness avenue we would like to treat boechlts over the public right-of-way the same thing on our own streets and if you do agree with the measure before you that will allow dpw to review comboechlts on van ness avenue as they do throughout the city thank you. >> thank you. >> is there - all right. let's take public comment on this item >> at this time please come on up you'll have two minutes hearing a soft chime a second reminder that you have thirty sektsdz remaining thank you, welcome.
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>> thank you larry bader of urban planning i'm working with the conservatory of music on van ness avenue but i really want to focus my comments more on the experience i've had in the planning department working on is van ness avenue plan working on the downtown plan pr the sidewalk relinquishment will allow the city to create traditional san francisco neighborhoods we have seen through emery rogers good work some the buildings over the years that have been slaughtered by caltrans nodded blaming them that's what happened we're a city of bay windows and core news the ability to have gaps and variation on a facade makes san francisco what it is it is what brings people to san francisco for tourism there is a
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clear public benefit with no harm we urge you strongly to support this as ann marie said the downtown plan the market octavia upper van ness and the grand residential blasted as a vibrant commercial grand street you can't do that with legislation thank you very much. >> thank you tim colen, san francisco housing action coalition. i won't community-based beyond what larry said this is a terrific opportunity for the city you should grab it quickly the opportunity to have our rules on the design of van ness is simply too good to pass up so, please support this thank you. >> thank you
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any public comment? to speak on this item seeing none, public comment is closed. the matter is the hands of body mr. peskin >> one question for the financial liability for the city to dpw being accepting those what financial liabilities is the city accepting with them. >> currently oh, xavier due to arrangements with caltrain's little city is responsible for maintaining and keeping up the situation of the van ness so we're actually not take on anything new there is no reimbursement from caltrans to that will remain the same we receive reimbursements on the roadway and that will continue be thinking challenged from this legislation. >> drooment tom anything you want to add. >> good afternoon
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christopher's thomas with the city attorney's office i want to add in addition to what xavier said the responsibility and liability for the conditions related to sidewalks will be assumed under 9 current code by the private property owners for the implementation of our code and the improvement of our codes on the sidewalks. >> thank you counsel i'll be happy to move this this the full board. >> without objection that that item passes. >> madam clerk call item 2. >> item 2 is a resolution creating sdefrmz for the conditional use authorization for indoor ashen uses and at agricultural uses in the pdr zoning and making appropriate findings. >> leakage we have a request for a continuance from the
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mayor's office i believe we have a representative from the mayor's office of economic workforce development who can to this. >> hi from the office of economic workforce development thank you, supervisor for hearing us today with the controls designed to allow us to begin a thoughtful process around the ashen in the land use here in the city with that said we were aware from concerns i want to have a continuance for the january 9th we've got a long way to go e meetings we'll come back with a thoughtful process. >> thank you very much for the update let's take public comment anyone want to have public comment seeing none, public comment is closed. thank you mr. peskin can we agree to have this on january 9th. >> so moved. >> without objection that be that motion carries all right. call item 3 please.
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item 3 an ordinance amending the planning code for the project sponsors to direct the affordable housing fee to the smaller projects and making appropriate findings. >> all right. the mayor and supervisor campos the dynamic do you supervisor campos i see you're here with thoughtful remarks. >> i have i'm not sure but i have remarks the mayor and i are collaborating on so many issues so as you, you know mayor ed lee on a serious note mayor ed lee and i did proudly introduced this legislation that we introduced together in its very important piece of legislation that allows fees from residential development of 25 units or less to remain in the neighborhoods where the new
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development is built the fees will be used to purchase buildings, for long term tenants are at risk of eviction once you, you purchase those unite turn them into permanently affordable housing the developer meets the affordable housing obligations by building the low income market-rate housing this is the preference for so many of us to build the units on another site or by paying a fee walk through it has not lead to more housing built in some of the places that need it the most 6 legislation the mayor and i offers a choice they can now under this legislation if you support it they can have their fees stay in the neighborhood where the
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project is happening where investing and those fees can you be used to be invested in the small program that will allow the purchase of small buildings that once again help tenants that are at risk at displacement and asking this within a certain area or goodic area of the neighborhood those small site acquisition fund was started in 2014 and stabilized many housing units i want to thank the stakeholder that had those conversations that was part of a larger that had several items 9 items and to the spent there of the disagreement we wanted to make sure this important item was there was agreement that that move quickly forward i want to thank the planning department i see the
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director of planning i thank the staff to move forward the mayor's office of housing and community development played a critical role and the rest of the builders association it approached us about this and it's a great thing to see the rb a and new seeking community members to some of them here that also were supportive i think this is truly a win-win for everyone involved i want to thank sheila in my office to help to put this together the two amendments that i have ask and let me hand out the amendment so that the committee has the amendments i'll pass them on to you commissioner peskin and one for the clerk the first amendment to require any fee collected for
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the fund be used within the neighborhood that the principle project is located the way it is right now it actually provides a distance of one mile of one mile radius and we've actually heard from community members and stakeholders that of the affordable housing to come online near the primary development to make sure it hazard income levels and heard from the small developers to appoint the benefits for to neighborhood they're advocating and you know the way the city works the very small geographic areas of san francisco the one mile radius could put the fee outside of the neighborhood we want to be very clear that when we are talking about a project in the a feesz staying within the vicinity it is the neighborhood we're talking about so that's one amendment that i
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will ask, the second an actual to clarify to create consistency between the legislation and prop c that supervisor peskin and commissioner kim put forward prop c puts the colleagues, can we take that without objection? levels and the second amendment clarifies that the eligible principle projects are those comprised of 24 residential unit rather than 25 or less again, we that want to make sure consistency in prop c with the affordability levels with the housing units this is reflected in this legislation and again, we are proud to have worked with the mayor's office the mayor's office of housing here in the district 9 office so far we've actually won and allotted for the pipeline on with one thousand units of
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affordable housing this legislation allows us to create more affordable housing on a permanent basis the next adjudication of san franciscans to live here we need to make sure that the development truly stays in the neighborhood impacted by the developed and use the fund to build affordable housing in the neighborhood >> thank you to everyone involved mayor ed lee, the mayor's office of housing, the community groups with the community housing organizations and again, the residential builders association the small sites e size project many are here and now i'd like to call ruby in the mayor's office of housing and she will be followed by diego sanchez and again many harris thank you for your our work and i have distributed the amendments for my colleagues.
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>> thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors my name is ruby harris owe manage the program for the moichldz i'm here to offer my mohcd support as was explained by supervisor campos the small sites program was established restraining order established in 2014 with the stabilization to the rehabilitation of tenants occupancy since the imi inception this funded the rehabilitation of 13 buildings throughout the city in doing so 78 units were preserved not only for current tenant but low income resident an additional 9 buildings are waiting for approval one in the upcoming months the program will stabilize many unit and affordable housing and commercial spaces there is one
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and 35 people stabilized offering tenant from 10 to 40 years in the resident and their experiencing eviction tenants in the small sites are those most vulnerable to displacement will i disabled and children under the age of fyi our tenants are an averaging 63 percent of ami and thirty percent of small sites are less than 50 percent of ami the small its i sites from a pilot program to an established program of 51 plus city investment nonprofit developers continue to work hard and identify the sites on a regular basis and have been assessing ios fund sites are identified by the district 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 as far in closing the programs is the now a
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successful program in fulfilling the process of stabilizing the community those vulnerable to time displacement and mohcd supports this i'm having a available for any questions and ask diego sanchez from the planning department to come up next. >> supervisors diego sanchez of the planning department on november 17th the planning commission heard the ordinance and in support of proposed ordinance after dlooib on the matter the commission unanimously recommended to recommend this ordinance with a few mosaics they are reflected in the amendments so in closing i'd like to say this ordinance was very much well received at the commission and looking forward to implementing this thank you. >> thank you, mr. diego
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supervisor campos go to public comment. >> okay ladies and gentlemen, come up to the platform if you wish to speak with 2 minutes. >> good morning, supervisors and colleagues my name is tyler i'm an original director for the land trust i'd like to say i'm humbled to get the prestige to highlight this anorexia nervosa legislation with many of the family members in the communicated are mourning the tragic loss of families members across the bay i want to take a moment to recognize those folks that are part of the community and hope to move this along today, this legislation is a
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floorm the rare item in the hall it is truly a win for all involved we're grateful to supervisor campos and the mayor for their leadership around this and thanks largely to the effort of ms. harris at the the small sites program is a method in san francisco and the hundred and 75 san franciscans living in the land trust this amendment is an effective way to continue to connect connect the impact of the development in the neighborhood and the definition of neighborhood that posed by supervisor campos is consistent with. >> how everyday san franciscans view the community i want to use my last few seconds to talk about the two e-mails he got today that proves did importance just 5 minutes ago
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got an e-mail confirm to purchase the 13 property has been accepted and 5 unit opposed 12r50er9 the judiciously and filipino in the unit have lived offer one hundred collective years and that is a happy story and vulnerable tenant like them need the legislation to help to preserve their homes he got an e-mail from a gentleman from - >> come up times up thank you. >> next speaker >> game-changer corey smith on behavior of the housing action coalition so we're really a part of future coming together as stated wide support and made a comment anytime you come up you
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have a good deal for all involved we absolutely support of expansion to make sure we're working with prop c as well to the unit to building under 25 unit and then awhile we've not seen the amendment regarding how the neighborhood is extended i think plus a blert option and ask for consistency with the neighborhood to make sure that everybody knows what is going on thank you very much. >> next speaker >> good afternoon, supervisors you whitney director of the development for chinatown we feel this program a one important anti displacement program we've worked on although my focus supervisor peskin we disagree where current opportunity is scarce i live in the mission like that will
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benefit from this program the program is a way to expand the program to make sure that the community be benefit from the equal housing for small projects we support the idea that the communities are impacted to protect the residents from the displacement and support this program thank you. >> next speaker >> good afternoon director of department of real estate with the corporation we are a small nonprofit affordable housing community vertical in the bayview and looking other property if district 10 and the neighborhood and have been successful 6 getting offices accepted i'll not repeat all the positive comments but to us we believe this is a norma like to thank the mayor's office and
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supervisor campos office for expediting this out of a larger piece and look forward to implementing and our support thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. with the housing even if community organization in support of this legislation i have a long history where this as come back in the early 2000 a group of us got together to talk about what kinds of structures to create for acquiring and preserving the existing buildings in 2009 we got then supervisor daily to pass legislation creating the small sites program as part of inclusionary housing and then in the last few years the mayor's office of housing has rolled out a program as you've heard quite successful for us as true this
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is the challenge has been getting e keeping a narrative about producing new affordable housing but preserving the house we have this small sites program is one of those anti programs to preserve the housing with over one hundred unit in the pipeline saving dozens of families from ellis act one lastly comment supervisor campos talked about the amendments that have been made i think that is others have said important to link those fees to the neighborhood that are experiencing displacement where development is a happening the planning department definition of neighborhood is an excellent way to begin inform think about this as neighborhood preservation and thank you very much for the legislation. >> thank you for your
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comments. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors peter on behalf of the mission economic development agency and i also want to echo support for in legislation i'll not repeat but highlight a couple of key points i think 24 legislation also introduces into the discussion and that is, we think this is an excellent flexible opposite for stabilizing the neighborhood those neighborhoods under a threat right now from displacement and as an example of the gentrification cycle that we're seeing that we hope 24 legislation will give nonprofits the ability to help disrupt so across the street from the access fulsome on fulsome as long as this project was introduced the landlord were alerted approached the tenants across the street that have
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teachers and elderly and said that she of the not interested in selling the landlord they expected to get a higher price as a result of this project across the street we hope this legislation will be an excellent tool to empower the nonprofits to stabilize the folks in the community in the building that have been there 25 years we also hope we continue in a direction going deeper with those policies and 2k07b to roll out the policies that look to increase the affordable housing at the allow ami numbers as well as stopping residential and business displacement so thank you for your work we appreciate it. >> good afternoon, supervisors
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i'd like to start by thanking campos and mayor ed lee and director rahaim two years ago the mayor put together. >> working group the r d organization with chu chu and other groups worked to establish a new way for smaller developers to satisfactory their bmr requirements unfortunately, this policy got rolled up with controversial things and sat for a long, long time currently as a smaller developer you have only two options provide the unit onsite or pay your in lui fee if you pay how in lui fee the units are generally not in the community and the occupant not from the community in fact, no guarantee and live in san francisco right now the unit a are delayed if you had had onsite you have no guarantee those occupant will come from
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the community and no guarantee they'll live in san francisco so we see this is a win-win it is a tangible benefit within the community and it really becomes a two to one as a overlay when you look at the buildings purchased and bought it is the same buildings that are subject to the tsf and the ellis act evictions you're getting more the units are in the community it is preserving the existing stock in the community and the units are online at or about the same as the market-rate thank you. >> thank you for share our perspective shawn. >> good afternoon with the residential builders i'll hear in support of this ordinance and the two amendments i'd like to thank supervisor campos and the mayor that he the
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project i wondered why it took so long to get here the most affordable stock the football housing stock if we preserve the housing stock we have and by working out this program we'll get a lot more units for smaller sites than onsite again, we stabilize the neighborhood i ask you to move forward with this legislation. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon thomas executive director of livable city we're happy to be here this is a great step forward more affordable housing in the city we ask you to look this ordinance and move towards implementation look at a disconnect between the small sites and another imperative within the city accessary dwellings especially illegal
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units this year we have a reverse of city policy and like to whatever those unions e units are found and brought up to code like to you preserve those unite that's imperative in the planning code and the other laws of the city unfortunately, the funding that is available through moe or the small sites program prohibits the use of grant in that program for the rehabilitation and bringing up to code the illegal units the unit have to be legal the only recourse to rove the unit we believe that is a conflict between too important areas one way or another with the small sites getting them into the small management and the new rules it existed are going to push people that are acquiring those properties toward the removal of property that's not the right approach we ask you work with moe so moe guidelines
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for the grant funding and our city's imperative to retain many housing units within the existing buildings begin to match up going in opposite drishthsdz thank you. >> thank you, tom any public comment on this item please do so at the time seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor campos any last remarks. >> yes. thank you very much be madam chair and commissioner peskin for looking at this i'll ask you amend the legislation along the lines that i described and again, i want to thank everyone that came out it is i guess a typical broad coalition that supports a supervisor campos piece of legislation i think the only ones that we're missing with the bayview renter federation and the 0e9 party but
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probably for the better i respectfully ask you amend 9 legislation with the two points i've outlined and thank you to everyone involved and ask you have a positive recommendation. >> the best part of legislation is that the small sites program provides low cost loans to the acquisition of apartment buildings losing their favorable to the regulations congratulation i applaud you supervisor peskin. >> i second that and would like to move the amendments and then move the item as amended to the full board with a positive recommendation recommendation and thank you supervisor campos for his parting piece of good policy. >> one question do you want it as a committee report to come out to be here tomorrow or no. >> no. >> all right.
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no committee report so the motion stands as supervisor peskin stated without objection that passes thank you >> thank you. >> thank you. >> item 4 please. item 4 an ordinance amending the planning code for the citywide transportation to demand management that requires the development project to support the sustainable forms of transportation create an administrative fee and making appropriate finland's. >> good afternoon supervisor avalos is the author of this item i see his i'd jeremy his aid will be presenting a few remarks for us today welcome mr. pollack. >> good afternoon legislative aide to supervisor avalos who is unable to be here take into consideration and he appreciated the discussion last week he understand the planning department is reviewing some of the feedback from last week's hearing if the additional
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continuance to work out and supervisor avalos is open he'll ask continued to next week and to the full board next week i think we're encouraged there is a broads agreement on the tdm and this is an exciting program we want implemented seems like many details to be worked out that the ordinance leaves to the planning commission to the determination on the standards so we hope it be a responsibility decision u discussion in january and supervisor avalos we want to establish that with the current board and then you know leave to the advocates and the commission and mraech to work out the specifics in january thank you for your time and consideration. >> thank you very much. >> mr. rahaim. >> good afternoon, supervisors john rahaim i'm pleased to be
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but to talk about this important ordinance the transportation to demand management ordinance is a third part of a 3 three-legged stool we've worked on there the umbrella of the sustainability plan the first is implemented the sustainability fee that replaces the impact fee and the second the change in how we analyze the transportation impacts in the ceqa documents or the change from level of service, if you will, those two pieces are in place in the the three-legged stool this is two years in the making we've been working closely with the transportation authority with the mta and the department of emergency management on this orientals an important piece of city's transportation to demand management but also part important part of the complifk action we thank the agencies for all their work and we have the
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before the planning commission acted we had a lot of outreach we spent a lot of time working with the developers ones the projects i'll say there is quirks to work out we think a few things that effect large and small projects not resolved in the way it is structured so i will is that as jeremy point we think that is valuable to have more time to work on this he stated the program standard which are the specific calculations, if you will, that developers will make with respect to those under the juris the planning commission and expect them to act on january 19th that is the the current on the advanced schedule it helps us to have more time to workout the kings we've identified with the developers so we'll ask we think that
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having said that, that work for the vast majority and broad support for the concept i think the developers that going to ask for additional work on this generally agree in concept with that ordinances proposed and the planning commission in use of force support this so with that, i'll i'm going to turn it over to wade that will go over the program in details thank you. >> can i have the overhead, please? >> wade senior planner with the department staff i know know that mr. teague and corey went over details i want to remind you and go over some of the comments we received roll call that programming received to the
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item before you will set the applicablely the exemption, the owl of the structure of the program ohio sets forth the all the reporting and compliance of the program below that is the tdm standards so on the left-hand side of the screen with the tdm program standards and that so forth the specification of the program and sfoefths the measures the number of points for those measures and how the monitoring and reporting will occur those along with the appendix the appendix owls the details for the measures were adopted but the planning commission in august and that the director said will be back before you in
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january the tdm technical striation document provides as the name applies the technical basis for how we assigned points to individual measures how we decided whether or not to include or exclude the measures from the memo so define those underneath the directive really the policy that in the ordinance before you today and good plo we think this is revised after adaptation and staff has filled that into the program one of the more crucial we think unique aspects of this the implementations of strategy staff will evaluate and refine the point values and measures in the memo to reflect the data
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collections this is out there we may also reflect tarts over time based on citywide planning documents that have either - the legislation and adaptation of the standard is an important fir step we acknowledge it is that a first step the standards are a living document and the implementation and finance of that had been the most existing part over a long period of time so the city can be nimble responsive and up to date so this next slide we went over a number of comments over the last year and more roll call last week here are some comments that have been received as director rahaim mentioned for a small number of projects at the margin of the project had will be
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subject to the program first we've received some comments regarding family-sized unit and their need attire private parking spaces we acknowledge that families trip considerations and addressing many of those is beyond the scope of the tdm program for example, transportation options save route to school and neighborhood based family resources can't be addressed if in program, however, owl measures in the program supports the families and some are focused at the challenges of family space and support the families car free lifestyles we want to make sure that families are not deprived of the amenities that building with smaller sizings will be able to have if their subject to the
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fireman therefore we're open to be further ideas grounded in research and the challenges and the goals of the program in addition we've received comments regarding programs at the margin i mentioned that will be subject to the program small projects and large projects and lastly we've received feedback regarding the more points or the inclusion of new measures in the program and again, it comes back to the standards and we can amend over time and doing that based on a level of security in any by staff to include them so we intended to make changes to the program standards in january of the as the director mentioned and articulated some of those changes last week in the memo that was distributed to the committee and potentially more
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based further outreach that we hope to do with various stakeholders so in conclusion that staff is available to answer question that you may have. >> thank you for the presentation mr. pollock did supervisor campos have amendments that call for walk sf from the concerns is walk sf and h f. >> i think we're reviewing that and talk with the city attorney hopefully next week to share. >> you thank you very much thank you for your presentations go ahead and take public comment on this item public comment is open please come forward we'll start with you welcome. >> hello. thank you supervisors josh with nelson consulting we're a transportation planning firm here in so and started by a
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couple of forms city employees 3 decades ago we've been a national leader on parking and transportation to demand management and i'm also a city resident in coal valley and have family going back a while and once fulfill enforcement endorsement on this ordinance i think that is a draws on a model in cambridge massachusetts they saw an increase in the development awhile reducing the all traffic in a few key neighborhood we work with clients across the country and the best developers or thinking about those types of programs how to get people have envelopes duo into their projects and what they've found tdm is a win-win i think it y can help the neighbors that
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they're committed to reducing the negative impacts on them and the environment and survives the developers money at the same time and cities is getting into the games and has the potential to be a helpful model and in fact, we're using the framework with the city and minnesota already so i think this is the framework is quite flexible and i think that is helpful in getting developers to think concretely about the way we can reduce auto travel among people that are open to that and i think the data is a key thing that come out of that and then adjust the ordinances on the data that comes out of program. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hello supervisors
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my name is william i live on 18 avenue in i've been a resident there for thirty years i'm a member of san francisco musicians local 6 for the legislative and play in the san francisco nutcracker blah will be 33 performances across the street there will be 17 performances of chris music and lectures for jazz center at the conservatory in the immediate neighborhood. >> sir what does that have to do with item 4. >> transportation and planning. >> in other parts a tremendously performances and movies and people drive cars it is not realistic to assume that all audience members and stagehand and band and bartender
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or security person will take part in muni or after for evening performances when our considering electricity please make sure that the discussion is driven less by ideological and more by scientific testing and concerns please make sure that proper consideration is given for traffic flow and parking so the great city of san francisco can continue to be a magnet for all the fun the great city has to offer and please remember those grandmothers bringing up those grandchildren to the nut cracker. >> thank you you good afternoon tim colen, san francisco housing action coalition. so livable city is since the inception been a keen advocate of transportation to demand management and worked with folks including supervisor peskin with
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the correspondence that make up this origin lice e like parking or eliminating millennium parking requirement so, of course, we're excited to see the city will take a tdm measure study but we have countered makes sure measures that are on the boxes that are ignored or you know the creation of huge amounts of traffic we're living that with we're suggesting in getting those so we reviewed the ordinances think there is strength but think this has a way to go before it is the tool we want it to be an effective tool for allowing the city to grow to allow more housing and resident to add new businesses and jobs awhile keeping congestion at is manageable level and preserve the environment one of the things we're concerned is loopholes non-sear parking be
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ignored in terms of the tdm aspects of this from other parking and this is a a leg fiction that there is no evidence behind we think will undermine the ordinance and we need to look at the management to match the existing development we want to make sure that the new development didn't overwhelm the roads that requires the neighborhood start that that might be tightener than and 234ird voluntary tdm we have requirements for minimum parking space requirement do away with those but law allow owl projects doing everything we can and keen to work with you and staff thank you, thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hello supervisors my name
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is jan the advocate of the biocycle coalition how often do you have city departments and planners saying living documents and flexible i think that is the biocycle coalition best case scenario recognizes room to grow this is the last piece of three-legged stool a long history of getting us to where self-is and how much impact with the two other pieces of of the three-legged stool but there is urgency in moving forward and we are very strongly supportive of this to also come back to a planning commission and take a look at the - we want to see this move forward we know that now is where we have to pass programs like this to think about how the city grows and needs to do this sooner as all
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the developments come in and supporting this program and hope it continues thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm matt t gm to tdm san francisco has the lowest families and the city policy goal to increase the number of families living in the city our tdm supports that policy goal and recognizes the cars family need and have cars their unique parenting for working parents those include getting multiple kids from multiples schools for the most school programs sports and tutoring and others shopping for groceries and things parents do one of the main ways to get to those plays through sharing responsibility and using
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carpooling you can't be in a carpool without a car you own a car and need a place to park it parents need cars but the tdm didn't provide adequate parking and in fact, it sets the parking standards with no consideration for the number of bedrooms in the unit very simply more bedrooms equals for occupant equals for parking demand as drafted if treats the parking for san francisco's and bedrooms this result in a higher ratio of parking for bromdz and multiple bedroom unit the standards result in one stall per unit no such thing. a .3 means one in 3 unit unit without parking don't work well, for families parking standards should be set to work for the family housing as well the problem is compound by a cap
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on projects total parking spaces of 200 and 80 stalls that reduces the projects we want to encourage you to amend the plan to preserve the parking standards within the districts with a per importance - >> thank you. next speaker. >> from the human services appreciation to supervisor avalos and his staff mr. pollack and other members of this body for our consideration to have the staff human services from the tdm requirement i want to be clear that it is not a resistance to implementing things like bike racks and things like that but it is the fact that those organizations generate significantly few travel miles traveled and do not want to be burdened with new
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requirement that create new unfunded mandate address costs that increase the costs of providing services for the low income and 12k5uk9d population we want to work with the planning department and craft something appropriate for the organizations we have a tremendous problem in the city with nonprofit displacement look at ownership that may not be apply to that many projects that is fine if it is not that many projects then the city is giving up benefits but we hope in the future they will be more ownership projects we have prop x for the replacement space for loss of nonprofit and from the mayor's office to look at long term ownership solutions and look co-location projects with the
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nonprofit to develop so we thank you for your time and consideration and hope next will have something presented to address those issues thank you very much. >> thank you next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors deb director of san francisco department of the environment i'm here on behalf of the the commission of development r environment to express our support as you may know 50 percent of the green house gas come from the transportation sector we absolutely have to get people out of their cars tdm is probably my at least favored acronym in government it stand for is kresh8 important to have a better change we need to have the 3 elements this ordinance so lovrnt you puts together the the mooevenlgness the flexibility of the approach and finally the
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built in accountability that will allow us to proceed in a way to address any shortcomings of the miles an hour he know a constant evaluation we believe this ordinance will give us significant reductions to the vehicle million dollars traveled and therefore be an important part of climatic change strategy thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> and good job i'm with the council of housing organization i want to congratulate this board in particular supervisor avalos for moving forward a comprehensive transportation plan i do want to raise 3 concerns a couple of which have been raised already number one i think this is extremely important to understand the city
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funded human services nonprofits should be exempted and that has to happen in the legislation not that hemispheres later who drives to a homeless shelter who drives to a clinic or youth store those are primarily uses that serve the pedestrians and serve transit users i think that is important that when the social service nonprofits develop new spaces a lot of that capital funding is coming from the city so this board just passed a nonprofit displacement fund of $4 million a lot of the funding will go into transportation funding of less uses are exempted and that includes you know not to say the social services might not have cars should we be doing something against meals on
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wheels that have 22 cars the second point around affordability there was a point given around affordability again, it is clear to us that folks earning less than 50 of area medium income don't drive but folks driving where i'm at one and 20 percent of area medium income those folks have cars and will be providing the miles so when deals with affordability there has ton science and understanding about the income levels less served and finally it is important for our tenants and clients most of them are pedestrians the way the tdm system has been set up is not prioritized pedestrians over other things one point to pedestrian improvements out of the whole feature the last items
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might be dealt with in the program guideline but important portio see the drafts of draft and otherwise the legislation is saying there's that big issues to be addressed but we'll wait until later it is important to see that now as it stand the community of housing organizations do support this legislation currently written until we work towards those. >> a quick question in our presentation i'm not sure you were quoting or your perspective you said something about people where low income levels don't have cars and people with madam clerk, any announcements? >> levels have cars. >> sure a number of studies were deny done i believe occ has repeating some of the tenants in low income affordable housing and car ownership within those
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buildings and so pointing out the affordable 50 percent of area medium income it is usually about 50 percent or less of car ownership and or. >> that is based on the report of the report occ not occ 10 years ago. >> i think this presentation by jeff white if ocii talking about a new project at mission bay there were dealing with this car overflow room issues. >> really quick the issue we're dealing with you said specifically to mission bay or all of san francisco in terms of- your describing the next inco likely will have a car. >> that's based on the surveys not citywide level look at
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affordable housing that is typically. >> do you know that public housing is part of a say. >> i don't know, we'll try to look at that up. >> i'll definitely appreciate that i don't know that data point but my experienced anecdotal people that live in public housing have cars the outer exemplary its from sunnyvale two buck lines go through that two they go through sunnyvale i think about at the top of the hill the 44 and potrero hill a lot of the public housing are in the southeast at the top of the hill with the largest public housing and sometimes in the conversations that affordable housing public housing is not considered. >> location. >> i thought i'd like ask the
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affordable housing experts to be continued we'll continue the conversation thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> speaking of continuance jim reuben of reuben, junius & rose i'm not sure with the supervisors are considering i heard one week we were here last week, we had a week continuance it that result in much in terms of changes or amendments to the ordinance what i'm hearing is a lot of the comments about the ordinance i'll suggesting a week is not enough to accomplish what i think needs to be accomplished i have no doubt but the tdm ordinance will be approved by the land use committee and sent to the board of supervisors i don't see the urgency to have it done in a week so i'll urge the supervisors to been a longer than continuance than that thank
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you. >> thank you for your public comment. >> next speaker, please. >> ilene district 4 resident i agree what fernando i think there is too many open-ended questions i believe those need to be resolved before that is this gets approved i'll urge a continuance past when the planning commission is going to meet on january 9th please also san francisco is a first time first not a transit only this is an important distinction another observation never the mta nor the planning department have answered a basic question how people live their lives if not this has unintended consequences another that last week the department said that was a focused outreach rather
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than a community outreach and why was this done and this has created a echo chamber result there were a number of comments by the staff one statement everybody is watching the city and if the tdm proposal exactly who is watching and what documents are there another approach that is a holistic approach tdm, however, which seem to take into consideration the increased numbers of lyft and uber closing the streets emphasis on the word cars the tdm didn't reflect the fact that the city aggressively pursued to have driverless cars in the city again, the emphasis on driver also it is holistic at the last meeting supervisor avalos referred to the tdm during that statement can be
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interpreted in a number of ways thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon supervisors shawn rb a here to support the continuance before we have we've got a lot more work to do to get this done in one week i've not heard anything about the lack of options for smaller sites i have not heard anyone explain why are we're going out into the neighborhood and inspector the 10 to 20 units why are we going to charge them one thousand dollars and hope to learn if we're going to charge them the thousand dollars i hope the impact of that fee that will be done proportionately like the burden is heavy and one thousand divided by one units a larger
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than 20 units i have more example but time is rebe strishthd here why are we promoting a policy probation officer prevents us from having a code compliant project we will not be able to provide code conforming projects if this passes as is why are we ignoring the problems for the family housing and enforcing the fact that policy is ignoring the transit system it is built upon a ratio of unit to parking spaces and it ignores our existing infrastructure and to your point if you're on the outside of town not near the center of town you can't tell me that public transportation is the same as the middle of town this notion of kicking this voting on it and accounting the details later is not acceptable our only notification of that
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was when planning interrupted our 3re7b9 meeting with 10 or 15 mental illness we voiced our concerns they never got back to us that was the only outreach until after the commission and they - >> thank you message received. >> good afternoon john residential business i'll for the continuation to that item the legislation is not ready yet we were very late getting to this discussion it was approved by the planning commission before i guess corey teague got involved and corey we've met himself a full-time and a lot of the items we need to look at here there is issues with condo associations and so i'll ask you
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continue this and continue this give us enough time to work out this thank you. >> thank you anyone wish to comment 4 okay public comment is closed at this time. >> supervisor peskin any thoughts. >> madam chair no, i greatly appreciate the collaboration between the 3 agencies and supervisor avalos office i think that you're getting there but i have to say i don't think you'll get there by monday given the diversity and angle array of interests serious negotiations have to ensue i understand that time is of the seekers for our colleagues supervisor avalos but don't want
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to end up with a job we're looking at next year this is supposed to be a flexible area but get off to the best start i'm happy to continue to work with supervisor avalos after his tenure and staff that will not be far away but it is a little bit unrealistic to think that everybody will buy in and everything about get resolved in the next week so i say that with all the i'll condominium to work 0 on it but i don't think we'll get it done by monday. >> meaniy understanding their
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working i agree we need more time than one week i want to make a proposal supervisor peskin that we continue this item until january 23rd can i have a motion on that. >> i think that would really - given you guys have been working on it and some of the issues might not be resolveable as supervisor avalos spoke about the issue raised in and around the difference between multiple bedrooms and that will require thinking and creativity and as well as 9 comments we've heard from chu chu and h s n and mr. dulavich i support that and say
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in all several have supervisor avalos involved in this process it has his name so that was a motion. >> all right. we'll continue this to january 23rd without objection thank you >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen, get back to work on this item can we call item 5. >> a resolution urging the city and all agencies to monitor the development proposals to insure a comprehensive eir that excludes owl impacts and asking for a land use plan that includes workforce housing. >> we have the gentleman who is representing supervisor kim that is the project sponsor commissioner kim is requested a continuance and she's here to make that public for the record. >> thank you. i'm here to ask
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for your consideration to continue this item there's a scheduling conflict the supervisor concerned about you housing and the comments previously was when the impetus for this resolution very appreciative and director ramos to provide the land use committee and our board with the memo that is excluded in your packet we're approved with the conversation that started early this fall has resulted in ongoing conversations about the bay land and the appropriateness of housing i understand housing is still on the table for this project i appreciate your allowing to continue this item to accommodate future scheduling. >> thank you take public comment on this item you have two minutes thank you. >> clay city manager first, i
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heard a request to talk about that we wrote a letter to you earlier this year and continue to object to the paragraph in the resolution request that be taken over off the table as quickly as possible with regards to the previous comments to the previous speaker i'll note that the quest for planning was made for housing by the developer that was always been in the study from the time they made the placates this is nutrition new and here to answer any questions. >> i have no questions but state pubically for the record the mayor and i have been trading phone calls and intend to sit down and invest between now and the holidays so - i'm sure he's looking forward to that. >> any other members of the public that want to speak on
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item 5 all right. public comment is closed. at this time thank you. >> okay. is there a date certain. >> why not continue charging without objection that passes par madam clerk, is there any additional business to come before this body? >> that concludes our business for today. >> thank you, no further business we're adjourned
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>> i'm emily executive director of the san francisco department on the status of women. welcome to our event to mark domestic violence awareness month. so i want to invite the folks with the signs to come on in and walk in closer. before i introduce our speakers tonight, i want to recognize the domestic violence survivors among us, they deserve our continued support and a round of applause for our survivors. [ applause ] next i want to recognize the frontline staff of our partner agencies and all of the folks here who work on fighting domestic violence every day and let's show them our appreciation [ applause ] domestic violence continues to be a huge problem in san francisco last year there were almost 9,000 911 calls
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for help, 3,000 domestic violence cases reported to the police department, and according to official counts we lost four lives in the last two years. we're so fortunate to have a mayor who has made ending violence against women, including domestic violence a priority. at the begin thing of mayor lee's tenure in 2011 the city was investing_$3 million in a year in direct services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking and under mayor's leadership this funding has increased to $6.3 million dollars today. [applause] [applause] without further ado, please help me welcome our mayor, edwin lee a true leader in ending violence against women. please give him a warm welcome
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[ applause ] . >> thank you emily and everyone, welcome to city hall. as you all know, october marks domestic violence awareness month, and i want to say thank you to members of on or our board of supervisors, supervisors campos and weiner are here and they agree with me that funding for more doors to safety is really important for this city. and you know, i think domestic violence and abuse of loved ones most of the time happens behind doors. so we're trying to open more doors. so it doesn't happen. and that is why we have resources to spend to make
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sure our prosecutors and our da and police department are working together to make sure that we hold individuals accountable. that is, of course, our criminal justice system. but we also know, given the great work that our department, our status of women, our great, wonderful community-based non-profits that are working every day, have seen other doors close, and we have opened them up. because we need a school system that educates our youth. violence is not acceptable. it may be good for certain types of sports to hit a ball, but it's never good to hit another person. that is what education door is opened with this funding. we need our health care centers to have their doors opened so we can treat and find those that are abused and help them out of that misery and housing authority to make sure public housing
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residents don't feel any less than anybody to get treatment and support. we open up the workplace to make sure that we can talk about it, and that reports can be made around domestic violence. our schools, our youth, are there to help us prevent and to support those who are victims. all of these systems, we are opening more doors with this resource. so i have been proud to work with the board to increase funding. it's not so much about the dollar amount, we actually all have to feel that we have completed every single door opening to make sure we prevent violence. because every time we hear of that fatality, we look upon ourselves and say what did we not do to try to prevent that from happening? that is why we're going to be even more successful. finally, we're in the process of creating a brand-new program.
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again to connect survivors of domestic violence, who call the police. we want to connect them immediately to an advocate to make sure all of the things are done properly at the very time that person -- that victim is in need. and we're going to do that with this additional funding. we're using data from the family violence council report to start this program, and we're starting it right in the bayview, because the bayview and the bayview district has the highest call volume of 911 calls related to domestic violence. so let us all keep focused. let us make sure that not only are we making awareness, but we're actually investing in the very programs that will end domestic violence. with that, i'm happy again, tonight, to announce for the fourth time with everybody's support, but especially with
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the support maybe it's 6 million times support from our san francisco giants tonight, city hall will be lit in purple for the support that we have for awareness of domestic violence. let us all celebrate that and continue with the giants. thank you [ applause ] >> thank you so much, mr. mayor. next please help me welcome someone who represents the heart of the community, my dear friend, woman warrior, beverly upton with a very special presentation to make to the mayor. >> [ applause ] . >> if you know me you heard me say before i have the best job in the world and now i have the best job in the best city in the world. thank you so much. we're really here today with this letter signed by so many of you that are ending violence against women,
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violence against children, violence against transgender women's, violence against the lgbt community. we are here to say that we stand together to end domestic violence. we want to take a moment to thank mayor ed lee for his continuing support for raising those dollars for us, for the board of supervisors, for really making this a priority, and really raising the issue that this hurts everybody who lives in san francisco. so we just want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support, mayor lee. your continued support, and also, may the purple on city hall be a beacon to everyone in san francisco and beyond for safety, justice and healing. thank you so much. [ applause ] >> thank you very much. >> thank you so much, beverly. that is such an important
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acknowledgment of the city's support. next i want to welcome supervisor scott wiener who stands with us today in the fight to end violence against women. please welcome supervisor scott wiener. [ applause ] >> good evening. and welcome everyone to san francisco city hall and i especially want to welcome our students from school of the arts and the district that i represent. welcome to city hall. [ applause ] >> thank you. so domestic violence, it's one of those things that it is always present, and it's often just underneath the surface. and i think a lot of times people don't talk about it, and it's very silent, and it's secret, and it's hidden. but it is always, always there, and it is deep and
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broad and toxic in its impact on our community. and once in a while something happens that brings it to the surface and people finally start talking. that happened four years ago this month in this building when sadly the board of supervisors, a minority of the board of supervisors made the wrong decision in allowing our sheriff to keep serving. i will just call it out. that was one of those moments when people started to talk, and i remember in the days and weeks after that unfortunate decision, a tragic decision, i really was reminded how broad and deep this problem is. the people that would talk to me about their experience in a relationship, about their experience as a child, observing or seeing one parent abusing another parent, or the experience that they had with a college
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roommate, or a friend who had been abused. people who haven't been abused, but it has impacted their lives and how many people in this city, in this society have been deeply, deeply affected? yeah -- have been deeply affected by domestic violence? and so it is so important to talk about it. and not just to sweep it under the rug, or quietly take care of it. we need to be talking about this problem, because that is the only way that we're going to put an end to it once and for all. so let's keep fighting! thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, so much, scott i want to acknowledge a few senior officials assessor-recorder carmen chu is with us today [ applause ] and if you might hold your applause, we also have list
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liz and jackie and police commander greg and adult probation chief karen fletcher, if we could give them all a big round of applause. [ applause ] i also want to thank mayor's deputy chief of staff paul henderson and our budget analyst laura bush who joined us today and chief fletcher asked me to make one quick announcement to save the date for friday october 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the adult probation department is supporting veterans and survivors of family violence from trauma to healing from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and please join us there. i would like to if any introduce the deputy health director at department of
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public health and please help me welcome dr. chan. [ applause ] >> thank you emily. i just want to spend my five minutes just giving a little bit of the data that reflects supervisor wiener's and the mayor's sentiments about us coming together. the mayor's sentiment and also the underlying prevalence that we all know is in san francisco and most of us know that the prevalence one in three women have been victims of intimate partner violence and in san francisco we know among our most vulnerable women, those in nine-months of pregnancy, there is a wide disparity in ethnicity, as well as socioeconomic class. so amongst those who are most stressed, those in poverty. the prevalence is 11%. that is about three times higher than those who are
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not in poverty. so that really speaks to the increasing gap between the haves and have nots in san francisco and what that does to all of us. i'm in public health and i'm a pediatrician and tell you this issue profoundly affects women and children. this prevalence of domestic violence experienced by low-income women and women of all classes, causes an increase in coping and reactive behaviors and that is why we have this link in intimate partner violence causing a four-fold risk -- increased risk in drug use, five-fold risk in depression and of course, increased risk of suicidality and it affects babies too. women who are experiencing intimate partner violence are three times more likely to have a baby born pre-term or
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low-birth weight. so this all attributes to life course of consequences in child abuse and neglect and drug addiction. but there is hope in the health community and research we now recognize and understand that your interventions are aeffective. primary care intervence and community-based interventions are effective and it's more and more important that we come together, integrate our community programs and health services. so that we can better address this issue as an entire community. one great example is that our county hospital led by many of you advocates, and internal medicine physicians, dr. lee kimberg, who has received a federal grant, the arise grant. that really builds upon the partnership of san francisco general hospital, ucsf, bay
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area legal aid, la casa, against violence and trauma recovery center to provide integrated screening, counseling, quality counseling, and effective referrals to all of the women who go through our county health system. so this type of integration we feel is very promising. it's a national leader and it's becoming a national model of how we in san francisco can integrate our services better to serve our most vulnerable population at their most vulnerable times. thank you very much for all you have your service. [ applause ] >> thank you very much, dr. chan and i want to acknowledge kathy, who is here representing sheriff vicky hennessey and our assessor-recorder carmen chu would like to say a few words. >> thank you, i serve as san francisco's elected asesor and i'm so honored to
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stand with beverly and with you, emily and all of our community partners to bring awareness to domestic violence. my comments will be short. when i stand here today i see how wonderful it is to see over the 100 people here all behind us, but also in front of us. who came out because they understand just how important this cause is, to bring awareness. and i know that here we have 100 people already who know that they can each play a role when they see domestic violence happening, or they are worried that domestic violence might be happening, that they are going to do something. that we all take a pledge to do something about it and to make sure that our loved ones aren't suffering alone. emily was just telling me there are a ton of resources that are available and listed on the department on the status of women's website and encourage everyone who cares about this issue to please take a look at it and if you know anybody of your friends or any of your family who is going through something and
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not ready to take about it, please be a shoulder and please share with them all the ways that we might we able to help them. i think that is the only way we're going to end domestic violence with that, congratulations emily on your tireless leadership year in and year out [ applause ] . >> >> thank you carmen and i want to next introduce carmen chung and gabby, high school seniors who participate in the young asian women against violence project of the community youth center. let's give it up for carmen and gabby. [ applause ] >> hi my name is gabby. >> hi, my name is karlen and we're from the leadership program called young asian against violence. we dedicate -- it's a program dedicated to positive
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empowerment and development of api high school youth young asian women in san francisco and to strengthen resilience, pride, healing and knowledge of young asian women to advocate for the end of domestic violence in our community. we educate about violence against women through creating and for thiating workshops and education creates long-term effect rather than a band-aid solution and enable using to create a foundation of change. >> together we stand in solidarity with the 15-year-old meadows who was incarcerated for defending herself and her family from her abusivefather and today is the day of her court hearing and instead of being given a safe space to heal she is being isolated from her community and loved one as she faced prosecution. it angers us to see one of our own peers for being punished for defending herself. >> why are systems that are supposed to protect us harming us? as youth, our experiences are
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often invalidated. we have few opportunities to speak up for ourselves. we are disempowered. there are limited resources and space for healing and safety. and it's really rare for us to find the resources . . it} n a society where youth hold less power than adults we need spaces to be heard and four survivors to be visible and validated and providing a space for young women to share their ideas and experiences and create and opportunity to heal and grow from trauma. youth are capable, but we need a community willing to stand with us in times of need, rather than turning away. the end of the violence starts with us. >> we urge you to keep your ears open to the voices of youth. to keep your mind open, to learn. to keep your heart open to our experiences. we urge you to stand in
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solidarity to stand with survivors of violence. [ applause ] >> thank you carmen and gabby, we have a whole crew here from community youth camp center. if you want to wave, i want to invite the sheriff's department to talk about the positive reapered of sheriff hennessey, please welcome dahlia [ applause ] . >> good afternoon everyone. again i'm davila the survivor restoration director for the san francisco sheriff's department and as i look out at all of you, i'm reminded once again how important it is for our community to come together to support survivors of domestic violence. i have had the honor in working in our sheriff's
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department for over 20 years, and proud to be in the position that i am as the director of our program for the survivors. i would just like to take a moment to share how the sheriff's department has supported innovative programs for domestic violence survivors over the years and continues under our new sheriff vicki hennessey to not only provide those same services, but also we have enhanced them. many of you in the audience, i know, know about our resolve to stop the violence program, our rsvp program that was started in 1997. yes, it's been 20 years. and it's still here, going strong. but it was the first justice program that specifically worked with male offenders who have violence documented in their criminal history. particularly domestic violence and again, that program is still going strong today. in fact, with our court
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collaborations in 2015 rsvp participants that were in custody for domestic violence increased 93%, which was a substantial increase from 2014, which was only 20%. the sheriff's department also has our out of custody community programs utilizing the violence prevention program man alive, which is used in both our community programs and in custody programs. while we do need programs to hold offenders accountable and to give opportunities for them to change their behavior, we need to equally and more so provide services for our survivors of domestic violence. the san francisco survivor restoration program which i have been honored to be with over 20 years, provides services for survivors through their own process of restoration, empowerment and providing opportunities for them to contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of all the key components of the program.
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as we know, as we all know the importance of having survivor voices at all of our takes. tables and we offer with our sister community agencies many of whom are here today direct crisis services through the response program along with our empowerment groups which is under our survivor empowerment program and i would like to give special acknowledgment to my staff here and my team, that together with their fierce advocacy in 2015 as we supported 65 survivors who obtained their visas and six granted political asylum and permanent residency and db survivors graduating from our empowerment program. our newest program in the sheriff's department is our survivor in custody program. a reentry program that we make contact with
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incarcerated survivors of domestic violence, and provide resources which are trauma-informed and culturally-responsive to the many challenges that they face. these services are also provided for our incarcerated db transwomen, stalk and trafficking victims. i will just end with this quote, one of my favorites from helen keller, that i love and it's just simple as to say," alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much." and when i look around with all of the agencies here, and the hard work in changing our systems together we can definitely make a change. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you so much, dahlia. i just want to acknowledge a couple of staff people who are here, alden from assembly member ting's office and i want to acknowledge the
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family violence counsel chair katy albright who here as well. next up is the community education at las casa delas madras that opened as the first domestic violence shelter in the state of california and only the second in the nation. please welcome cara. [ applause ] >> i'm going to put this down, but i was holding the door to shelter. good evening, it's wonderful to be here with all of you standing in support of domestic violence survivors. over 40 years ago we began as a small shelter for battered women in san francisco and today la casa is still providing emergency services to women and children in need through confidential shelter and 24-hour crisis line. we also provide counseling, case management, support
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groups, a teen program and legal services at our jobs center on mission street four of our advocates work as the only two women-specific supportive housing sites in san francisco, providing emotional and practical support to over 150 female residents. this partnership is entering its 18th year. la casa also had the opportunity to extend our support services in san francisco by providing targeted programming to specific populations alongside amazing community partners. i would like to highlight four of these programs today: first we're pard to be pard of zuckerberg san francisco gener hospital and la casa advocate is on-site to meet with patients that dispose instances of intimate partnership violence to their physician and providing danger and risk assessment, safety planning, grief counseling and resources and referrals. this individual will also
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provide training on intimate partner violence to health care professionals. second, funded by the department on the status of women, co-located at san francisco housing authority. as many of us know survivor safety challenge is navigating the public housing system in san francisco. we work to ensure they have safe places to life and raise their families. our advocates at the housing authority also educate property management and support staff at housing sites across the bay area and to incidents of domestic violence on-site. third, there is say la casa advocate at 850 bryant street and follows up on police reports of domestic violence to provide the survivor with resources, referrals and support. and finally, as mentioned earlier, in partnership with
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the department, glide, will have a advocate responding to all domestic violence situations. these four programs allow our staff co-located at the hospital, sros, the housing authority, hall of justice and bayview to provide advocacy, support, resources and referrals to survivors. survivors that are navigating complex processes made even more challenging by experiences of trauma. we're proud at la casa to be part of the first line of response to survivors of domestic violence and proud to serve as a continued support system to survivors on their path to healing. and of course, we're proud to be part of a community of organizations, many of whom are here today, working tirelessly to end domestic violence in san francisco. thank you. [ applause ] >> thanks so much, cara. i want to acknowledge the
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executive director of la casa, kathy black is in the audience and we have another co-chair of the council is here and our last speaker is commissioner on the status of women, olgareyerson, our newest commissioner who joined us after retiring after a o-year career much of working as mayor lee's invaluable aassistant and please women the commissioner on the status of women, olgareyerson. >> thank you [ applause ] . >> good evening everyone. thank you so much for coming to this important event. we gather annually in october to recognize domestic violence awareness month, to celebrate how far we have come and to renew our efforts on what we still need to do to end intimate partner velocity. violence in 2015 the department of emergency
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management received 18917 calls related to domestic violence. one in 13 violent crimes calls are family violence related and in 2015 domestic violence was the second most violent crime to which the police department responds. during that same time our community partners received over 21,000 calls to their domestic violence hotline, nearly three times as many as 911. this shows the importance of having multi-faceted response to domestic violence. many survivors may not want to involve the criminal justice system and so we must ensure that we open many doors to safety so that different systems can assist survivors of domestic violence to be safe. today we have heard from our health care system, and the wonderful work at the department of public health and san francisco general hospital and we heard from our community-based service
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providers who provide counseling, shelter, legal services and advocacy and we heard from our peer educators who provide intervention services by working with youth to help teach healthy relationship skills and heard from our colleagues at the sheriff's department, who do not just house domestic violence offenders, but provide programs to victims and perpetrators of abuse in our jails and of course we heard from our city leaders who help ensure that we fund our public agencies and the commission on the status of women is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year from our earliest years we have focused on responding to domestic violence. the first program we funded was la casa delas mad res. as you heard earlier it was the first domestic violence shelter in california and the second in the united states.
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how amazing is it that we have gone from one $75,000 grant for one program to our now over $6 million in funds to 27 different agencies? but our work is going on. in the past two years there are been four domestic violence-related homicides each year, two out of those four domestic violence homicides in 2015 involved guns. we cannot stop our work until no one is killed by an intimate partner. thank you for joining us. together we will one day end domestic violence. [ applause ] >> thank you so much olga. i want to acknowledge jeff the head of the department of homelessness and supportive housing, who has joined us. to close our event today, i want to introduce the
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ensemable that will sing a piece that fits to music a text by the famous african-american poet audrey. please give up for the ana cruces travel ensemble. [ applause ]
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[ applause ] >> i want to bring up deputy chief of staff for public safety paul hendrickson for a very special unanticipated special announcement. paul. >> thank you, emily. how is everybody doing this evening? great [ applause ] i'm a little disappointed i wasn't asked to sing -- [laughter ] but i think there is a reason for it. that is okay. i just wanted to thank you guys, all for coming out here tonight. it's really important to do the work that we all do, and there are so many different agencies and individuals out here, representing the work that we do with family violence from the police department to the district attorney's office to the mayor's office, to the
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non-profit agencies, and really it all begins and it ends with community and the fact that you are all here tonight is a big deal. you all saw earlier when the mayor was out here and he was presented with the big letter signed from all of the agencies that are funded through the city services. and whether when we went back into the building he wanted to make sure that i presented to you and you know that letter will be on the display in the mayor's office in room 200 for the next few weeks and this is something that i haven't seen done in past, but he was really touched by the fact that so many of the agencies came together to thank him and thank the city for its collaborative work to end domestic violence. so people that will be coming into this beautiful building and into room 200 for the next few weeks will see that letter, that many of you that are here tonight signed. and it will be on display inside the mayor's office. so thank you all so much for
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coming and being here. i would encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity that you are here tonight to make sure that you make a record for yourselves. this would be a great thing if you stick around in about oh, i would say about an hour or so, you'll see the building lit up in purple to take a picture of that, to take a picture of some of the other speakers and your friends that you saw here tonight with your message and put it on out on your social media messages and facebook and twitter and linkedin accounts to know it's end domestic violence awareness month. thank you all for being here tonight. i look forward to working with you through the year with the mayor's office. [phra*-ufrplts/]. [ applause ] . >> i want to thank paul and the mayor's office and thank the domestic violence consortium and my amazing staff, policy director candell who came up with the
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idea of lighting city hall purple, let's acknowledge her. [ applause ] and i want to thank our policy members for putting together all of these signs. and i want to thank everyone for coming out tonight. see you same time next year. thank you very much. [ applause ] >>


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