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community wanted. these ideas all came from the residents of this community. as a result, there is a sense of ownership, pride and responsibility that goes along with what is going to be an exciting park. as latinos we are unified in some ways and incredibly diverse in others and this exhibit really is an exploration of nuance in how we present those ideas. ♪ our debts are not for sale.
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>> a piece about sanctuary and how his whole family served in the army and it's a long family tradition and these people that look at us as foreigners, we have been here and we are part of america, you know, and we had to reinforce that. i have been cure rating here for about 18 year. we started with a table top, candle, flower es, and a picture and people reacted to that like it was the monna lisa. >> the most important tradition as it relates to the show is idea of making offering. in traditional mexican alters, you see food, candy, drinks,
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cigarettes, the things that the person that the offerings where being made to can take with them into the next word, the next life. >> keeps u.s us connects to the people who have passed and because family is so important to us, that community dynamic makes it stick and makes it visible and it humanizes it and makes it present again. ♪ >> when i first started doing it back in '71, i wanted to do something with ritual, ceremony and history and you know i talked to my partner ross about the research and we opened and it hit a cord and people loved it. >> i think the line between engaging everyone with our culture and appropriating it. i think it goes back to asking
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people to bring their visions of what it means to honor the dead, and so for us it's not asking us to make mexican altars if they are not mexican, it's really to share and expand our vision of what it means to honor the dead. >> people are very respectful. i can show you this year alone of people who call tol ask is it okay if we come, we are hawaii or asian or we are this. what should we wear? what do you recommend that we do? >> they say oh, you know, we want a four day of the dead and it's all hybrid in this country. what has happened are paper cuts, it's so hybrid. it has spread to mexico from the bay area.
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we have influence on a lot of people, and i'm proud of it. >> a lot of tim times they don't represent we represent a lot of cultures with a lot of different perspectives and beliefs. >> i can see the city changes and it's scary. >> when we first started a lot of people freaked out thinking we were a cult and things like that, but we went out of our way to also make it educational through outreach and that is why we started doing the prosession in 1979. >> as someone who grew up attending the yearly processions and who has seen them change incrementally every year into kind of what they are now, i feel in many ways that the cat is out of the bag and there is
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no putting the genie back into the bottle in how the wider public accesses the day of the dead. >> i have been through three different generations of children who were brought to the procession when they were very young that are now bringing their children or grandchildren. >> in the '80s, the processions were just kind of electric. families with their homemade visuals walking down the street in san francisco. service so much more intimate and personal and so much more rooted in kind of a family practice of a very strong cultural practice. it kind of is what it is now and it has gone off in many different directions but i will always love the early days in the '80s where it was so intimate and son sofa millial.
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>> our goal is to rescue a part of the culture that was a part that we could invite others to join in there there by where we invite the person to come help us rescue rescue it also. that's what makes it unique. >> you have to know how to approach this changing situation, it's exhausting and i have seen how it has affected everybody. >> what's happening in mission and the relationship with the police, well it's relevant and it's relevant that people think about it that day of the dead is not just sugar skulls and paper flowers and candles, but it's become a nondenominational
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tradition that people celebrate. >> our culture is about color and family and if that is not present in your life, there is just no meaning to it you know? >> we have artists as black and brown people that are in direct danger of the direct policies of the trump a administration and i think how each of the artists has responsibilitie responded ss interesting. the common [♪] >> i just don't know that you can find a neighborhood in the city where you can hear music stands and take a ride on the low rider down the street. it is an experience that you can't have anywhere else in san francisco. [♪]
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[♪] >> district nine is a in the southeast portion of the city. we have four neighborhoods that i represent. st. mary's park has a completely unique architecture. very distinct feel, and it is a very close to holly park which is another beautiful park in san francisco. the bernal heights district is unique in that we have the hell which has one of the best views in all of san francisco. there is a swinging hanging from a tree at the top. it is as if you are swinging over the entire city. there are two unique aspects. it is considered the fourth chinatown in san francisco. sixty% of the residents are of chinese ancestry. the second unique, and fun aspect about this area is it is the garden district.
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there is a lot of urban agriculture and it was where the city grew the majority of the flowers. not only for san francisco but for the region. and of course, it is the location in mclaren park which is the city's second biggest park after golden gate. many people don't know the neighborhood in the first place if they haven't been there. we call it the best neighborhood nobody has ever heard our. every neighborhood in district nine has a very special aspect. where we are right now is the mission district. the mission district is a very special part of our city. you smell the tacos at the [speaking spanish] and they have the best latin pastries. they have these shortbread cookies with caramel in the middle. and then you walk further down and you have sunrise café. it is a place that you come for the incredible food, but also to learn about what is happening in
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the neighborhood and how you can help and support your community. >> twenty-fourth street is the birthplace of the movement. we have over 620 murals. it is the largest outdoor public gallery in the country and possibly the world. >> you can find so much political engagement park next to so much incredible art. it's another reason why we think this is a cultural district that we must preserve. [♪] >> it was formed in 2014. we had been an organization that had been around for over 20 years. we worked a lot in the neighborhood around life issues. most recently, in 2012, there were issues around gentrification in the neighborhood. so the idea of forming the cultural district was to help preserve the history and the culture that is in this neighborhood for the future of families and generations.
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>> in the past decade, 8,000 latino residents in the mission district have been displaced from their community. we all know that the rising cost of living in san francisco has led to many people being displaced. lower and middle income all over the city. because it there is richness in this neighborhood that i also mentioned the fact it is flat and so accessible by trip public transportation, has, has made it very popular. >> it's a struggle for us right now, you know, when you get a lot of development coming to an area, a lot of new people coming to the area with different sets of values and different culture. there is a lot of struggle between the existing community and the newness coming in. there are some things that we do to try to slow it down so it doesn't completely erase the communities. we try to have developments that is more in tune with the community and more equitable development in the area. >> you need to meet with and
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gain the support and find out the needs of the neighborhoods. the people on the businesses that came before you. you need to dialogue and show respect. and then figure out how to bring in the new, without displacing the old. [♪] >> i hope we can reset a lot of the mission that we have lost in the last 20 years. so we will be bringing in a lot of folks into the neighborhoods pick when we do that, there is a demand or, you know, certain types of services that pertain more to the local community and working-class. >> back in the day, we looked at mission street, and now it does not look and feel anything like mission street. this is the last stand of the latino concentrated arts, culture and cuisine and people. we created a cultural district to do our best to conserve that feeling. that is what makes our city so cosmopolitan and diverse and makes us the envy of the world.
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we have these unique neighborhoods with so much cultural presence and learnings, that we want to preserve. [♪] >> it's great to see everyone kind of get together and prove, that you know, building our culture is something that can be reckoned with. >> i am desi, chair of economic development for soma filipinos. so that --
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[ inaudible ] know that soma filipino exists, and it's also our economic platform, so we can start to build filipino businesses so we can start to build the cultural district. >> i studied the bok chase choy her achbl heritage, and i discovered this awesome bok choy. working at i-market is amazing. you've got all these amazing people coming out here to share one culture. >> when i heard that there was a market with, like, a lot of filipino food, it was like oh, wow, that's the closest thing i've got to home, so, like, i'm
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going to try everything. >> fried rice, and wings, and three different cliefz sliders. i haven't tried the adobe yet, but just smelling it yet brings back home and a ton of memories. >> the binca is made out of different ingredients, including cheese. but here, we put a twist on it. why not have nutella, rocky road, we have blue berry. we're not just limiting it to just the classic with salted egg and cheese.
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>> we try to cook food that you don't normally find from filipino food vendors, like the lichon, for example. it's something that it took years to come up with, to perfect, to get the skin just right, the flavor, and it's one of our most popular dishes, and people love it. this, it's kind of me trying to chase a dream that i had for a long time. when i got tired of the corporate world, i decided that i wanted to give it a try and see if people would actually like our food. i think it's a wonderful opportunity for the filipino culture to shine. everybody keeps saying filipino food is the next big thing. i think it's already big, and to have all of us here together, it's just -- it just blows my mind sometimes that there's so many of us bringing -- bringing filipino food to the city finally.
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>> i'm alex, the owner of the lumpia company. the food that i create is basically the filipino-american experience. i wasn't a chef to start with, but i literally love lumpia, but my food is my favorite foods i like to eat, put into my favorite filipino foods, put together. it's not based off of recipes i learned from my mom. maybe i learned the rolling technique from my mom, but the different things that i put in are just the different things that i like, and i like to think that i have good taste. well, the very first lumpia that i came out with that really build the lumpia -- it wasn't the poerk and shrimp shanghai, but my favorite thing after partying is that bakon
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cheese burger lumpia. there was a time in our generation where we didn't have our own place, our own feed to eat. before, i used to promote filipino gatherings to share the love. now, i'm taking the most exciting filipino appetizer and sharing it with other filipinos. >> it can happen in the san francisco mint, it can happen in a park, it can happen in a street park, it can happen in a tech campus. it's basically where we bring the hardware, the culture, the
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operating system. >> so right now, i'm eating something that brings me back to every filipino party from my childhood. it's really cool to be part of the community and reconnect with the neighborhood. >> one of our largest challenges in creating this cultural district when we compare ourselves to chinatown, japantown or little saigon, there's little communities there that act as place makers. when you enter into little philippines, you're like where are the businesses, and that's one of the challenges we're trying to solve.
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>> undercover love wouldn't be possible without the help of the mayor and all of our community partnerships out there. it costs approximately $60,000 for every event. undiscovered is a great tool for the cultural district to bring awareness by bringing the best parts of our culture which
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is food, music, the arts and being ativism all under one roof, and by seeing it all in this way, what it allows san franciscans to see is the dynamics of the filipino-american culture. i think in san francisco, we've kind of lost track of one of our values that makes san francisco unique with just empathy, love, of being acceptable of different people, the out liers, the crazy ones. we've become so focused onic maing money that we forgot about those that make our city and community unique. when people come to discover, i want them to rediscover the magic of what diversity and empathy can create. when you're positive and committed to using that energy,
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>> one more statement. we are the one. that is our first single that we made. that is our opinion. >> i can't argue with you. >> you are responsible please do not know his exact. [♪] [♪] [♪] >> i had a break when i was on a major label for my musical career. i took a seven year break.
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and then i came back. i worked in the library for a long time. when i started working the san francisco history centre, i noticed they had the hippie collection. i thought, if they have a hippie collection, they really need to have a punk collection as well. so i talked to the city archivist who is my boss. she was very interested. one of the things that i wanted to get to the library was the avengers collection. this is definitely a valuable poster. because it is petty bone. it has that weird look because it was framed. it had something acid on it and something not acid framing it. we had to bring all of this stuff that had been piling up in my life here and make sure that the important parts of it got archived. it wasn't a big stretch for them to start collecting in the area of punk. we have a lot of great photos
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and flyers from that area and that. that i could donate myself. from they're, i decided, you know, why not pursue other people and other bands and get them to donate as well? the historic moments in san francisco, punk history, is the sex pistols concert which was at winterland. [♪] it brought all of the punks on the web -- west coast to san francisco to see this show. the sex pistols played the east coast and then they play texas and a few places in the south and then they came directly to san francisco. they skipped l.a. and they skipped most of the media centres. san francisco was really the biggest show for them pick it was their biggest show ever. their tour manager was interested in managing the adventures, my band. we were asked to open to support the pistols way to that show. and the nuns were also asked to open the show. it was certainly the biggest crowd that we had ever played to. it was kind of terrifying but it
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did bring people all the way from vancouver, tee seattle, portland, san diego, all up and down the coast, and l.a., obviously. to san francisco to see this show. there are a lot of people who say that after they saw this show they thought they would start their own band. it was a great jumping off point for a lot of west coast punk. it was also, the pistols' last show. in a way, it was the end of one era of punk and the beginning of a new one. the city of san francisco didn't necessarily support punk rock. [♪] >> last, but certainly not least is a jell-o be opera. they are the punk rock candidate of the lead singer called the dead kennedys. >> if we are blaming anybody in san francisco, we will just blame the dead kennedys. >> there you go.
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>> we had situations where concerts were cancelled due to flyers, obscene flyers that the city was thought -- that he thought was obscene that had been put up. the city of san francisco has come around to embrace it's musicians. when they have the centennial for city hall, they brought in all kinds of local musicians and i got to perform at that. that was, at -- in a way, and appreciation from the city of san francisco for the musical legends. i feel like a lot of people in san francisco don't realize what resources there are at the library. we had a film series, the s.f. punk film series that i put together. it was nearly sold out every single night. people were so appreciative that someone was bringing this for them. it is free. everything in the library is free. >> it it is also a film producer who has a film coming out. maybe in 2018 about crime. what is the title of it?
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>> it is called san francisco first and only rock 'n' roll movie. crime, 1978. [laughter] >> when i first went to the art institute before the adventures were formed in 77, i was going to be a painter. i did not know i would turn into a punk singer. i got back into painting and i mostly do portraiture and figurative painting. one of the things about this job here is i discovered some great resources for images for my painting. i was looking through these mug shot books that we have here that are from the 1920s. i did a whole series of a mug shot paintings from those books. they are in the san francisco history centre's s.f. police department records. there are so many different things that the library provides for san franciscans that i feel like a lot of people are like, oh, i don't have a library card.
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i've never been there. they need to come down and check it out and find out what we have. the people who are hiding stuff in their sellers and wondering what to do with these old photos or old junk, whether it is hippie stuff or punk stuff, or stuffestuff from their grandpar, if they bring it here to us, we can preserve it and archive it and make it available to the public in the future. . >> happy holidays, san francisco. hundreds of festive lights are illuminating san francisco streets using 100% greenhouse gas free hydroelectric power. this year, the city is celebrating 100 years of providing this power from hetch hetchy system which powers muni, our schools and libraries, street lights, san francisco international
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airport, city government buildings, private developments, and more. look for holiday bell lights along third street, and illuminated snowflakes on market street. the san francisco public utilities commission and the san francisco public works welcome all to enjoy the magic of the
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>> all right, everybody.
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we're going to call the meeting to order tonight. welcome to the tuesday, december 18, 2018 commission meeting of the san francisco entertainment commission. my name is ben bleiman, and i'm the commission president. if you are a member of the public, you can fill out speaker cards or you can just come up when i ask for comment. we do ask that everybody turns off their cell phones or put them on silent, including staff. thank you to sfgovtv for sharing this meeting and we'll start with the roll call. [roll call] >> clerk: for the record, commissioner perez is absent -- or he's excused just for the record. >> all right. the first order of business is public comment, so if there's any public comment for an item
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that's not on the agenda, now is the time to let us know. seeing none, public comment is closed. the next agenda item is item 2, approval of our minutes from the december 4, 2018 meeting. >> i move to approve. >> second. >> is there any public comment on the minutes from december 4? seeing none, public comment is closed, and now, crystal, we can take a vote. [roll call] >> the minutes have been approved. [ gavel ]. >> the next item on the agenda is a report from our director, miss weiland. >> thank you. good evening, everyone.
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this is our last commission meeting for 2018. it's been a pretty exciting year. thanks for joining us. so i just want to give a brief update for our annual holiday party? thanks to everyone who came. it was a big success. we ended up having about 400 attendees throughout the night, and we had senator wiener and mayor breed speak, and we're looking forward to doing it all again next week. yes, we also had the chief of police there, so that was great. so thank you to everyone who donated food and talent to the venue. it was an incredible night. one very brief update, so we have the appeal that was filed by miss milano, d.b.a. halcyon, this was administrate citation 21841, this was for a citation
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that we issued on october 13. just a minor update. i submitted our prehearing statement on that on december 7, so our next due dates here are for miss milano for december 21. as the appellant, she'll file a response, and then, we have a chance to respond to that filing on december 28, and that hearing will be with the controller's office on january 3. so i will inform all of you via e-mail after the hearing how that goes. not agendaized but wanted just toss in an article here in the director's report that came out today, i know some of you are well aware of this, it's in the chronicle, that senator wiener is pushing for the 4:00 a.m. bill that he's pushing for
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extended alcohol. wanted to keep you all informed of that and amendments at the state level. thank you. any questions? >> all right. are there any comments from the public on the executive director's report? seeing none, public comments are closed. [ gavel ]. >> the next report is a report from our senior inspector, inspector burke. >> good evening, commissioners. sean burke. a couple notes. one was a chapel at 777 valencia, and someone had booked a band in a parking lot nearby. our inspector fiorentino
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visited the site, and he was informed that someone booked it who won't be booking it anymore. hotel villa is a place where we have gotten a few complaints from, 138 king street, and they are now in touch with deputy director acevedo, and they will be going through the permitting process. we got a complaint for audio, 316 11th street. inspector fiorentino visited and found them to be not in compliant with our sound limited. and listed, 335 mission, complainant reached out to me, and i've pass the inspector firoentino's information onto her and her information onto
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invector fiorentino. halcyon, 315 11th street, we got a complaint december 9 at lous base. inspector bennett visited the site and found the sound to be in compliance. jones had two complaints since the last hearing one, sound past their normal hours that ended at 10:00 p.m., and they were cited for operating at 10:45 p.m., and the second, they had a permitted event until 2:00 a.m., and unfortunately, we did not have anyone in the field to visit during that complaint. so jones has been issued a notice of violation for operating outside the
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conditions of their permit and now a citation. mission street sport bar's another place that has been in the list of complaints recently. most of the complaints that we're getting about this particular establishment are coming on week nights, so it's been difficult to get staff out to address them, but inspector fiorentino has been in touch with the complainant. now that we know the location of the complainant, we hope to address the complaint more effectively. that's all i've got for you. if you have any questions, please let me know. >> senior inspector burke, on jones, what are the reasons for getting the citation. >> our usually warning is for any breach of condition on a permit. if we see there is another instance of a violation, then, we give a notice of violation.
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the next step is a citation, and with a citation, there's a fine associated, and then, if -- >> do you have happen to know the -- do you happen to know the fine amount? >> i believe it's $100. >> and do you know the steps? >> i believe it's 100, and then 200, 500, and 1,000. >> i believe if i'm a promoter, and i'm having an event, it seems that i would take the $100 and take the impact. >> the process administratively, our goal -- not our goal, but our motivation is to track these citations, and if three violations -- if three
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citations are issued for violations over the course of three months, then that triggers our ability to bring someone into a hearing. that's when we can condition a permit. >> just for the purposes of tonight, would halcyon be an example of that? is that why they are where they are? >> they are not. they have not received three citations in a three-month span. >> okay. thank you. >> thank you. >> i did have one more question about jones. so we -- we issued a notice of violation to them just previous to the last meeting, is that correct? and inspector fiorentino -- or was that you? >> the notice of violation was issued just before the last
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hearing by another inspector, and inspector fiorentino went and investigated, and issued a notice notice of violation. it would seem they have chosen to not pay attention maybe as well as they should have. >> okay. >> looks like we may be hearing more from them. >> yes, we definitely may be hearing more from them. >> okay. one more on that. so who are they actually talking to? the manager in charge? >> young pete, and i've been having conversations with them, as well, and so they know that coming to a hearing and a very real possibility if they continue. their end goal is to actually apply for a place of
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entertainment, so they want to have the ability to actually go later. and they also know how much of an uphill battle that will be if they continue to get complaints and violations in that time period. >> all right. thank you, inspector burke. >> thank you. >> is there any public comment on you believe expector burke's presentation? seeing none, public comment is closed. [ gavel ]. >> and we will move along to the next item, number five, police department questions and comments. i'm not seeing any police officers here, so this item is closed, and so is public comment. [ gavel ]. >> the next item is number 6, hearing and possible action regarding applications for permits under the jurisdiction of the entertainment commission. we will begin with the consent agenda which will be approved
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by a single roll call vote. this will not include time for discussion. deputy director acevedo, can you please announce the next item on the agenda for the evening. >> good evening, president blie ma'am and commissioners. they are -- bleiman and commissioners. >> i will note that this is not complaint driven. they will continue to host live jazz every night of the week. it is listed with no conditions, therefore, it is on the consent agenda. >> i'd like to move to approve. >> we do -- oh, yes, sorry. >> second. >> all right. is there any public comment on this agenda item? seeing none, public comment is closed. [ gavel ]. >> there's a motion to approve and a second.
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[roll call] >> the permit has been granted. please follow up with our deputy director for the next steps. thank you. the next item is our items on our agenda, applications for permits under the deputy director. >> our first permit application for this evening's agenda is a permission flick for southern pa tisk brewing located at 620 treat street in the mission. the pub plans to use the permit to bring in more music, along with other live bands and
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deejays. in your file, you will find signature sheets. mission street approves this permit with no added conditions, and here to tell you more is owner chris lawrence. >> hi, everyone. the fact is, actually, i'm trying to make it maybe -- we've been doing the symphony any objection yea six years now. we've been doing the symphony in the brewery for about six years, i think it's about time to make it right and pay you guys and do the right thing. it brings in a lot of business and it's a local symphony that doesn't get a lot of attention, but it's a really fun things. also, it's to drive business slower days. it takes a lot to fill it. >> so the entertainment that
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you have will be all promoted and hired by yourself? >> yes. >> no outside promoters? >> no. >> do you have in-house sound system? >> a very small one, just for house -- over the top. >> so basically any amplified music will come from the band or whatever they have? >> yep. >> so how do you plan to control that if -- obviously, we'll give you a certain level, and you could explain how you'd control that if the band is controlling their own p.a. system. >> i've been a musician in san francisco most of my life. i understand what sound levels are, and i understand the space that i'm in. there's no reason to be louder than -- you know, i'll be
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on-site if there's going to be an event. >> how big are the bands? >> well, 150-piece symphony orchestra just played on sunday. pretty impressive. unamplified. i'll be there on-site, and it shouldn't be an issue. i'm not looking at making it a venue, i just want to make sure i can continue to do the things i'm doing. >> there's always somebody maybe want to take a nap in the afternoon or something, but it's just good to have some guidelines or certain procedures. there's a good neighborhood policy that i'm sure you read, so i'm just trying to ask you how much you -- what would you do to -- >> how much sound, obviously, reach out to the people in the area if i was going to have something loud and let them
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know, along with being able to take to the bands, if they are playing, what the volumes are going to be. >> and this is the first time you actually had musicians in your place? >> we've been doing this six years. >> six years without a permit? >> yes. >> and any neighbors complaining, any problems? >> no. >> chris, did you also hold another entertainment permit at another venue? >> yeah. i hold an entertainment permit at another venue, and i have a great relationship with the police department there. >> which venue is that? >> the rumpus room. >> i happened to be there when you had a symphony when you didn't have a permit, just by happenstance, but it was a lovely experience.
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>> okay. i have no further questions. thank you. have a seat. is there any discussion? >> i move approval of the permit with the usual good neighbor conditions. >> i second. >> all right. is there any public comment on this agenda item? seeing none, public comment is closed. [roll call] >> your permit has been granted. congratulations, please follow up with our deputy director at your earliest convenience for next steps. thank you. next agenda item. [agenda item read]
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>> -- prior to being able to apply for their e.h.p. in your file, you will find planning commission motion number 20330. the planning commission approved penthouse clubs extended hours of operation from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. daily and plan to review this allowance one year from now. per the planning commission motion, evidence was provided to -- evidence was provided to planning that the building is adequately soundproof and a sufficient emergency plan is in place. the applicant conducted sentencesive community outreach over the last year, including inviting planning commission to
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the hearing. in your file, you will see significant sheets from patrons who attended the -- signature sheets from patrons who attended the hearings. here to tell you more is a representative from penthouse, jeremy paul, along with the owner, joseph carouba. >> good evening, commissioners. jeremy paul on behalf of the penthouse club. i'd like to briefly introduce what the penthouse club is and what it's doing. this location was formerly the home of the stone. that's when i first got to know it back in the '80's when it was a major draw for some very lively entertainment and for activity on the street. in the ensuing years, penthouse club has converted the space to a gentleman's club, a very distinct clientele, and a very
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unique presence on the block. we've had a continual presence at a neighborhood member, and a strong force for improvement on the upper broadway entertainment district. as the leader in creation of the top of broadway community benefit district, pen house club has really been leading the way in making the changes necessary to have a -- foster a better environment up on the top of broadway, and we're very proud of the work we've done there. and nothing that we intend to do either with this application or anything in the future will ever cause any disturbance to that. i'd like to pass up a couple of brochures if i might. we sent this out to all of our
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residential neighbors within a 500-foot radius of the property. we wanted to let people know what we intend to do and get any feedback necessary. our first public meeting that we announced for this change in hours, we only got business members -- business community members showing up and plus the local beat cop who had a lot of interest and support for our application. why do we want this and what is it that we're trying to achieve here? well, certain nights of the week on the top of broadway, there's some very busy clubs that get out that have a very different kind of clientele that we have. and we are -- our first interest was to reduce the impact of incongruous groups
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being pushed onto the sidewalks simultaneously. frankly, we had our security staff observe some incidents down the block, and we want today do everything we could to allow our clientele to stay put while the other clubs emptied, people went home, and let our clientele sober up after last call, do whatever -- you know, enjoy the entertainment for a little while longer before they made their way out and headed home. so first, we're trying to decrease the pressure on the top of broadway at the 1:45 to 2:15 a.m. time slot. second, as we got started in this application, there was a lot of interest in the employees, how this was going to affect their work schedule. the planning commission heard from a lot of penthouse club staff, mostly working moms and
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students and young professionals who are supporting their other careers through their work at penthouse club. we're very excited about the possibility of cutting down their number of shifts that they'd have to work per week in order to maintain the same income. and that was -- became a real incentive for us to pursue this for the benefit of the employees, basically getting them the same amount of money out of less shifts per week. the planning commission action was a 6-1 vote in favor. the planning commission was very supportive of our desire to do this but very watchful, and they -- their decision included a one-year rehearing. this wasn't a simple check -in but we are to come back for a
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report, and if there are negative impacts reported of our activities in the 2:00-to-4:00 a.m. slot, then, they will consider further use at that time, they will be able to essentially revoke our c.u. at that time. in the brochure, there's -- one of the questions, it says what if this creates new for unforeseen problems. the answer is quite simply, if problems arise that can't be resolved, we will return to the 2:00 a.m. closing time. we are committed to the neighbor, and the management stands by that. we do not have noise problems, the penthouse club. we've been studied extensively by salter and associates. we do not have crime problems,
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we do not have fights. we have very minimal police activity, and we will intend to keep it that way. if you have any questions, i'm happy to answer them, but i'm happy to present the application for the extension of hours. >> thank you. before we have questions, i'd like to ask officer matthias to come up here. i know he came here to speak on this. >> good evening, commissioners, and staff, city of matthias from central station. central station's position on the extended hours, as we are not in favor of extending the hours. this is based on three main points that centralstration s concerned about. the first is regarding calls for service.
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this isn't specifically tied to penthouse, but another club that is an after-hours club in the area. and one of the things that the planning commission tasked me was going through the statistics of before 2:00 and after 2:00. that was one of the things that they really wanted to know about. so that data which, in reflection -- just to an example of the other club that is open after 2:00 a.m., clearly shows that after-hours service increases calls for service at the other club. in the last three years, there have been 45 calls for service at this club, and 29, that's approximately two thirds of the calls, occurring after 2:00 a.m. and on that block, there were 35 calls -- other calls for service, and 13 had to do with after 2:00. so while broadway is winding down during this time, the bars are closing and things are
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winding down, establishments that have permits to go after 2:00, we're seeing an increase, where the numbers are going up. the second thing we want to talk about is you have to remember our staffing levels with the police department. sfpd staffing levels dramatically decrease at 2:00 a.m. it's not as dramatic as cinderella, but at 2:00, we lose 60% of our watch. that's just not the contradictiocit district, but the entire watch. that's because we have to be able to respond to calls in


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