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redevelopment agency. it is important that the grandkids of the certificate holders, like myself, grandkids have the opportunity. they will be relocated. now that we have the new mayor, we have a commissioner in the district and a supervisor, i think it is time for them to push this and make it happen. so i just hope the commissioners look into that because it is important to those certificate
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holders. [indiscernibl [indiscernibl [indiscernible] you guys supported the agenda. and the also the mission district. i go where they allow me to go. sometimes i go out in the city, sometimes it is cheaper than in the city. i know that there is a lot of people who lived in south park.
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you will find none of the places in the area now and what happened? they need certificates so they can move back into those areas with the low rent certificate. i have a bunch of family and friends who live down here and they need to have the opportunity to move back there also. thank you very much. it is good to see you. you guys keep up the good work. you are doing a wonderful job. you guys are working very hard.
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i commend you. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> the commissioners are doing an excellent job. i would say here, briefly, but firmly about the obligations. now, let me be frank with you. you all do a good job with the rest of the city. [indiscernible] you know who i
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am talking about. but right now, as said in the presentation, the san francisco trend. the san francisco trend, the population is going down. the budgets are going sky high. what would it be without us. i am sick and tired. [indiscernible] you might as well bring it all back because back in the days you gave respect to activists like me. [indiscernible] we will change
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things in the city. y community assistance, service. we are going to make money for enterprise. in our community, you need to come up here, we have the oversight board. [indiscernible]
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>> no more speakers? >> we are closing public comment. bring the next item. >> the next item of business is number 7. the next order of business is item 8. report of the executive directors. item 8a report on compliance of october 2017. for the redevelopment areas. discussion, madam director?
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>> this item is talking about the community benefit programs. phase i and phase ii. as we discussed several meetings ago, we agreed that once a year, the developer will look at the ideas. we continue to see improvements. the developers demonstrated that there are efforts to comply with the commitment. we see two issues they are working on. we see development and we expect to see more improvement in the next reporting. with job training and community building programs. this is just an informational item unless there are specific
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questions. an attachment to the developer outlining the review of the report as well as areas where they need to work on. >> in the citlet me stick to my here. now, this commissio-- i don't k the heck you are all doing. just wasting time.
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all that stuff is toxic and everything. so the bottom line right now, you sit down. when we first came here, when there was redevelopment, this was at one time. you go through all of the names of all the characters. i brought a books now. it is time to tell the history. it ain't no mystery. there is a lot of conspiracy. when you look at the book. it is about faces, places, all part of the case. i am not a lawyer or preacher or teacher. i don't know what is going on.
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i am going to sit down. i will sit down with the federal government. i want to s i want to sit down with those who sign the contracts. listen, they sign the contract. you can ignore me if you want, but it is on the record. we will investigate. this is a federal issue. [indiscernible] so in closing, i will say this, you know, [indiscernible]
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anyway, it is a game changer. >> oscar james. i have been dealing with since 1973. and on the committee. i told them then about the yard. and also, i went back to
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washington, d.c. when the honourable bill clinton was president and i brought it up to him for environmental justice law was signed about the toxins in the yard. anyway, some of that about the shipyard and what they are doing, i know in the program, they are talking about having money for a facility. the extension of a health centre behind the park. and funds for that building. it was a two storey building has been approved by the city.
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we need additional monies. with what is happening in the shipyard. there will be needed more health care needed in the community. also, your community developers will -- the organization is still in existence, we want them to have say so on employment and job opportunities for people in the community. if we don't work, nobody works. i will say any time to anyone, make sure all are recognized. we started a program in 1970.
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[indiscernible] the we -- we want to make sure all are recognized and are given the due diligence they deserve. there is more on my mind. thank you very much. i think the commissioner is doing a tremendous job. she is making sure the community is involved. the commissioner is committed to making sure that the benefit package is being moved forward. all the residents are
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recognized. thank you very much. keep doing the good job you are doing. thank you. >> i do have one more announcement. i wanted to give an update to the commissioners. so far, i see back in the summer, the city, asked the department of public health to retest. they found nothing other than the bill. other than that, all they have was the recurring substance. so they deemed it safe. my expectation is they will release a report concluding that work is completed. they also started a2 and they
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are about to wrap that up. the expectation as of today, they have not found anything. they were expecting to get a report finally put out from california department of public health on a1 and then a2 which will conclude the cleanup of the retest of the 1 and 2. what to come on phase ii will be provided. >> thank you. >> i wawe are looking forward t work with you and setting the agenda for the coming year. >> thank you, director. >> i look forward to working with you. let's go back to the commissioners. are there questions on the compliance report?
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commissioner scott has -- >> i really commend the community benefits project. it is amazing. and i am literally in tears when i read it. grateful. i am in tears. it is wonderful outreach. great help. the grant scholarship. and going over to page 36, again, the -- i think it is close to the very next to last, implement committee expenditures continued. and it says granting san francisco housing development corporation. 116-24. that is page 36. implementation.
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phase ii. okay. so then it says, to provide financial empowerment services to expand the financial capability of 100 moderate income households in district 10. how do you select the households for this? so the implementation committee is under a separate package. it does not provide oversight for this. it is outside of the jurisdiction. it is the implementation committee that determines this. the developers has provided the information to get a picture. it is under a different package. >> does that go for the other entities? >> yes. >> okay. thank you so much. >> any other questions from
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fellow commissioners? >> i do have one request. i would ask at the next board meeting to have the organization who manages be brought up. you know, we just want to hear from the legacy foundation. if they could give us an update. like everything is great on paper. i would love to also hear from them. i think it is time to hear from them. i think we were here when it was approved. but i would like information on the next report.
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thank you for being here. >> there is one more. >> the report, the background -- some of the pages i could not read with a magnifying glass. plain white. thank you very much for being here. madam secretary. call the next item. >> the order of business is item 9. the commissioners questions. madam chair. >> fellow commissioners. do you have any questions? >> i have one. i would like to end this meeting in honour of the man who left a
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great legacy and a great mark to the community, especially the african-american community. he provided a lot of information that this commission had been working on all these years to try and make sure that, you know, folks who live in a redevelopment area got the information, the certificates of the workshops. he passed away. and i think it is important for us to just end this meeting in his honour if we can, madam chair. >> of course. we will do that. anything else? >> thank you. i just wanted to mark 6 years of the commission .
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december 2012 is when i started the journey. at the time i felt more than -- like i was in kindergarten on some of the topics. i want to thank the staff and the executive directors for having the patience to train me and teach me and give me a wonderful experience as a commissioner. i want to say happy holidays to the fellow commissioners. and to staff. thank you. >> thank you, commissioner. you are not saying good-bye are you? >> to 2018. >> i was with you. both of us were appointed at the same time. 6 years. happy anniversary to both of us. and to the commission.
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also the commission. and to the staff. thank you very much. and for all the work that you have put into in making us grow. and achieve all the lists of projects that we have to project. we will see you at the party. >> i am going to the party. i don't know about all of you. and, okay. any other questions? commissioner questions and answers. >> okay. so madam secretary, please call the next business. >> there are no closed session items. the next order of business is item 11. adjournment. >> yes, thank you. we adjourn in honour.
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>> the motion to adjourn? >> second. >> moved and seconded by commissioner scott. thank you all for being here. it is 3:25. the meeting is adjourned.
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sustainability mission, even though the bikes are very minimal energy use. it still matters where the energy comes from and also part of the mission in sustainability is how we run everything, run our business. so having the lights come on with clean energy is important to us as well. we heard about cleanpowersf and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that. it was super easy to sign up. our bookkeeper signed up online, it was like 15 minutes. nothing has changed, except now we have cleaner energy. it's an easy way to align your environmental proclivities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it, and it doesn't really add anything to the bill.
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>> when i look at an old neon sign that's working or not working, i feel the family business that was in there. >> since 2009, citywide, sf shines, has supported businesses and sites like the ones that receive new neon signs. >> you know, sf shines is doing an amazing job to bring back the lighting and the neon glow of san francisco. >> sf shines is such an amazing program, and i can't think of another program in another city that gives matching gunned funds to store owners, mom and pop owners, and if they've got
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a neon sign, they've really got a great way to advertise their business. >> this is a continuation of the sf shines program. >> focusing other neon signs is relatively new to us. of the seven neon signs, we've invested about $145,000. >> a good quality sign costs more, but it lasts infinitily longer. as opposed to lasting five years, a good neon sign will last 15 to 20 years. >> in san francisco, the majority of neon signs are for mom-and-pop businesses. in order to be able to restore these signs, i think it gives back to your community. >> part of the project has to do with prioritizing certain
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signs in the neighborhood based on their aesthetics, based on their current signs, and base on the history. in the time that we've been here, we've seen a number of signs restored just on eddy street. >> there are a number of signs in the tenderloin and many more that are waiting or wanting to be restored. i have worked with randall and al, and we've mapped out every single one of them and rated them as to how much work they would need to get restored. that information is passed onto sf shines, and they are going to rank it. so if they have x budget for a year, they can say all right, we're going to pick these five, and they're putting together clusters, so they build on top of what's already there. >> a cluster of neon signs is sort of, i guess, like a cluster of grapes. when you see them on a corner or on a block, it lights up the
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neighborhood and creates an ambient glow. if you havy got two of three of them, you've created an atmosphere that's almost like a movie set. >> some of the hotel, we've already invested in to get those neon signs for people to enjoy at night include the elk hotel, jefferson hotel, the verona, not to mention some we've done in chinatown, as well as the city's portal neighborhood. >> we got the fund to restore it. it took five months, and the biggest challenge was it was completely infested with pigeons. once we got it clean, it came out beautiful. >> neon signs are often equated with film noir, and the noir genre as seen through the hollywood lens basically depicted despair and
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concentration. >> you would go downtown and see the most recent humphrey bogart film filled with neon in the background. and you'd see that on market street, and as market street got seedier and seedier and fewer people continued to go down, that was what happened to all the neon strips of light. >> the film nori might start with the light filled with neon signs, and end with a scene with a single neon sign blinking and missing a few letters. >> one of my favorite scenes,
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orson welles is chasing ririt rita hayworth with neon signs in the background. >> i think what the office of economic and workforce development is very excited with is that we'll be able to see more neon signs in a concentrated way lit up at night for visitors and most especially residents. the first coin laundry, the elm hotel, the western hotel are ones that we want to focus on in the year ahead. >> neon signs are so iconic to certain neighborhoods like the hara, like the nightcap. we want to save as many historic and legacy neon signs in san francisco, and so do they. we bring the expertise, and they bring the means to
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actually get the job done. >> people in tenderloin get really excited as they see the signs relit. as you're driving through the tenderloin or the city, it pretty much tells you something exciting is happening here. >> knee an was created to make the night more friendly and advertise businesses. it's a great way of supporting and helping local businesses. >> there's so many ways to improve public safety. the standard way is having more eyes on the street, but there's other culturally significant ways to do that, and one those ways is lighting up the streets. but what better way and special way to do that is by having old, historic neon signs lighting up our streets at night and casting away our shadows. >> when i see things coming back to life, it's like remembering how things were. it's remembering the hotel or the market that went to work seven days a week to raise their money or to provide a service, and it just -- it
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just -- it just >> this has been a dream in the making, especially for our general manager, for many, many years, to be able to allow residents of the tenderloin and western addition to be able to walk and skate at civic center plaza and experience a little slice of an east coast winter.
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>> it truly was a one-of-a-kind collaboration between willie b. productions and the city departments. he said i want to challenge you to come up with something bigger and more fun, and something in such a historic location right here, right in front of city hall. this is amazing. >> we starting off by leveling the entire plaza. it was about a two-week process to get the area brought up to a dead level because the ice risk itself is not tolerant of any change in slope, because the water would build up at one end. then, we brought in these
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refrigeration panels that we can circulate a brine solution in to bring the solution down to colder than 32°, and then, start spraying water on it, which, for the last two days, nature has taken care of that for us. and then freeze it, and it becomes ice that you can skate it. >> as you can see, the ice is about an inch thick, and it'll get up to 1.5 inches thick. with that, we can control the ice. most people that do outdoor skating rinks make a big sand box, and they lay these tubes in it, cover it with sand, and then, the ice gets to be about 6 inches thick or 8 inches thick. well, with that thick, you're not going to control the
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surface. it gets wet with the sun. that makes it unique with our 1.5 inch thick ice, with the panels. >> this year, we're bringing a unique feature to san francisco. it's a skate track that runs down through the trees. it's over 400 feet of track. this is sort of models after -- modelled after the city hall in austria. you can make a narrow skating path and get that experience. >> what we are doing is working with the san francisco unified school district to bring any kids who go to school in the tenderloin to skate here for free. the operators have been wonderful in making that possible, and we have been -- we, the recreation and parks department, have been the people connecting schools to this ice rink. >> there has to be well over 100 people that have either been married or proposed to on
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the ice. in fact, they have this club that gets together once a year, and they go down to john's grill, and they celebrate and drink and eat and dine, sometimes before, sometimes after skating. they go to union square, and they relive those magical moments all once again. so who knows, with city hall being right here, we could see an increase in proposal and marriages on the ice. i don't know, but i've been on it. it's not just about you coming and getting on the ice, it's about you coming and skating successfully, skating safely, and creating those holiday magical shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their
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shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services within our neighborhoods, we help san francisco remain unique, successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> my name is ray behr. i am the owner of chief plus. it's a destination specialty foods store, and it's also a corner grocery store, as well. we call it cheese plus because there's a lot of additions in addition to cheese here. from fresh flowers, to wine, past a, chocolate, our dining area and espresso bar. you can have a casual meeting if you want to. it's a real community gathering place. what makes little polk unique, i think, first of all, it's a great pedestrian street. there's people out and about all
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day, meeting this neighbor and coming out and supporting the businesses. the businesses here are almost all exclusively independent owned small businesses. it harkens back to supporting local. polk street doesn't look like anywhere u.s.a. it has its own businesses and personality. we have clothing stores to gallerys, to personal service stores, where you can get your hsus repaired, luggage repaired. there's a music studio across the street. it's raily a diverse and unique offering on this really great street. i think san franciscans should shop local as much as they can because they can discover things that they may not be familiar with. again, the marketplace is changing, and, you know, you look at a screen, and you click a mouse, and you order something, and it shows up, but to have a tangible experience, to be able to come in to taste
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things, to see things, to smell things, all those things, it's very important that you do so. >> 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. [♪] [♪]
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[♪] >> i had a break when i was on a major label for my musical career. i took a seven year break. 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.
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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 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
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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 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
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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. >> 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
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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? >> 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.
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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. 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. it.
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>> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges resident to do their shop & dine in the 49 within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services in the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so we're will you shop & dine in the 49 chinatown has to be one the best unique shopping areas in san francisco that is color fulfill and safe each vegetation and seafood and find everything in
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chinatown the walk shop in chinatown welcome to jason dessert i'm the fifth generation of candy in san francisco still that serves 2000 district in the chinatown in the past it was the tradition and my family was the royal chef in the pot pals that's why we learned this stuff and moved from here to have dragon candy i want people to know that is art we will explain a walk and they can't walk in and out it is different techniques from stir frying to smoking to steaming and they do show of. >> beer a royalty for the age berry up to now not people know
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that especially the toughest they think this is - i really appreciate they love this art. >> from the cantonese to the hypomania and we have hot pots we have all of the cuisines of china in our chinatown you don't have to go far. >> small business is important to our neighborhood because if we really make a lot of people lives better more people get a job here not just a big firm. >> you don't have to go anywhere else we have pocketed of great neighborhoods haul have all have their own uniqueness. >> san francisco has to all
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