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because of uber and we are asking for the supervisors of san francisco to help us please and they will give us money back and take our medallion back. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> hello, i am also one of the medallion holders who bought the medallion, by not my choice, if you cannot release the others, you should deregulate us because we feel like, you know, we are under a colonized city. we are following what they ask us to do, and they are not doing what they are asking us to do. they do what they want to do. so you can check with s.f. oh,
there are six drivers who already died while they are waiting for their fair at the airport during the line of duty. this is going to be more and more drivers that will happening because it takes the stress. i don't know how you guys are watching and sitting back. it is already ten years. we are playing the game in the city of san francisco. it is something called the city of innovation, but, i don't know i don't know if it is true or not. please help us. something should be changed. if you cannot regulate them, please deregulate us. give us back our money. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. [speaking foreign language]
>> voice of translator: hello, supervisors and president. my name is mike, i am a tourist guide in san francisco. like port-mac. >> voice of translator: i used to be a tourist touring around chinatown. >> voice of translator: chinatow n has won over 179 years history lang port-mac. >> voice of translator: chinatow n plays a very important role in the history and culture of chinese immigrants. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: chinatow n's store and restaurants and scenic spots attract more visitors then the golden gate bridge. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: from the perspective of the tourist, chinatown station would be the most confident name.
>> voice of translator: people will know when they are when they see the name. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: if we name a subway station after a person's name it will bring a lot of concerns and troubles to the tourists. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: for example, if the civic center subway station was named after a person's name, it will bring confusions to people who are from other states or foreign countries. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: i hope you guys can use chinatown to name the subway station. it will help the people, who are
from other states in and foreign countries. thank you so much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is mary chen. i am a resident of district six in san francisco. i really feel that the naming of rose rose pack would only bring shame to chinatown in san francisco, so i decided to join the coalition against naming after rose pack, and volunteer my time over the weekend. i visit my friends about 40
business owners in chinatown. more than 30 of them are against naming after rose pack, and we want to name the subway station of chinatown station. this shows that the business owners in chinatown want to have the name of chinatown station. this is the voice of people of chinatown. i would like to ask the supervisor of chinatown, would you please leave the business owners in chinatown and listen to their worries, and respect their choices. as a voter of six districts, i would like to also ask the board board, especially my district supervisor, to support the
chinatown merchants and residents choice and not name rose pack for any public structure. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: good afternoon for the president and board of supervisors. >> voice of translator: i have been in the district for nearly five years. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: during these five years, our family members go through -- [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: i heard the subway station would be named after rose pack.
[speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: we want to know what the opinion is of chinese merchants in chinatown. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: those are our pictures. we posted in the merchant. >> are you translating? lang port-mac. >> voice of translator: we had to get signatures for the
merchants. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: over 118 merchants post the newspaper against the naming of the subway station. >> voice of translator: only a few business owners who are not present there. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: we want to know if the business owners agree with the naming of chinatown. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: they told us some of the followers went to the chinese chamber of commerce.
[speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: these people have close relationship with the chinese communist party and the government, so they want to help those people. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: most of them are opposed to use her name [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: many of the merchants also experienced are angry to these men. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: they are angry about who is going to use this name.
[speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: they cannot represent the merchants. lang port-mac -- [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: i hope the board of supervisors will consider to use the chinatown name. >> thank you, next speaker. [speaking foreign language] >> good afternoon, supervisors. i am a scientist. today i will bring to you to your attention rose pack and her chinese commerce --
>> collecting signatures against people participating in the new year parade. [speaking foreign language] [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: she gave a couple of dollars to homeless men to a foundation. later on you see the reporter caught the signature twice. and no one knew they would be
the mayor five years later. and also it was misled. this doesn't allow her to do that. beware, i am against naming the new bart station after her. >> thank you. comments. next speaker, please. >> tom gilbert tee, chinatown is chinatown all over the bay area and the tourist world. citizens are trying to bring
their government back home. our taxis need and deserve retribution. they are asking this board to make up for the negligence of the mayor's office. they are trying to bring this government back home. last week i referred to my wife, the first three years in north korea, it was bombed to smithereens. the removal of presidents in iran and what amala -- and guatemala. we have the bay of pigs. the first president of the congo , popular and legally elected and was shot down by the c.i.a. because he was not pro- u.s.a. enough bay of pigs, they of tonkin, vietnam, chile, afghanistan, iraq, libya,
honduras, now like north korea we have yemen. and now you're trying to remove venezuela and iran. basically it is a system that needs change. we need big changes. and we need to build where people live at the ends of the freeway and at bart, instead of bringing them back here. do we need higher salesforce towers here? i don't think so. how about building new cities at the end of the bullet train in the valley? land is cheaper, value is better for everybody. in san francisco, navigation systems that let -- >> thank you.
>> thank you. >> before the next speaker approaches, are there any other members of the public would like to address the board during general public comment -- comment? please line up right now. next speaker, please. >> hi, everyone. i am here to be against naming chinatown after rose pack. many of us take time off -- take time off today to come here and to bring our voice forward. i think we provide a lot of evidence and the facts, and i hope those evidence and facts are reported about it. when you think about this, why are people against this one? why so many voices? i just wanted you guys to know to think about this. when you vote yes, or when you vote no. when we bring so many of these facts to you, think about this. we really don't want to name
this such person, with no honor with this name in chinatown. every time we go to chinatown and when we see her name, we think this way. we feel so bad. i think this is a shame for us. today i just wanted to mention that for honor and public service record, what if we bring those effects forward? what if rose pack is a chinese spy? think about it this way. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello. as you are all aware, the circular iron on our streets only consider a veritable can of worms and shows expired pipes that are leaking.
the network is likely compromised in the board should not continue to neglect the responsibilities towards public safety, and that of our property while engaging in small site acquisition and demand a monopoly over local rights and interests. if we cannot conduct future emergencies owing to inadequate preparation of consequence of your inaction, there is potential for displacement, particularly during elections. you must hard in the infrastructure and restore integrity of the public utility at once. we exploit pg and e. for ruptured parts and speak of piercing the shield of corporate responsibility. it is your conduct that is better than pge -- pg and a judge of board of directors. the estimated rate of pipe replacement at present is at pace that could take 30 years or longer.
the plumbing in neighborhoods is precivil war area. you collect no less than 2 billion in property tax annually on a quarter of a trillion dollars in property value, is it too much to ask they take this responsibility more seriously. it would be wasteful, however to issue a 30 year bond to pay for the repair or upgrade of a system. it would be negligent to fully address -- you should mitigate reliabilities and better protect your assets and allow for bid his -- british petroleum his that serves as a constant reminder of what a plumbing problem could cost you in the long run. it will be a little -- >> okay.
seeing no other persons lining up for public comment, public comment is now closed. madame clerk, i would like to refer back to roll call, please. [roll call]. >> thank you, president yee, madame clerk, colleagues, i want to take a brief moment to thank all of you for your patience over the last couple of weeks as we have heard public comment with regard to a resolution that i introduced that many of you cosponsored, and i appreciate the public comments that we are getting, and i want to say something for you and the public to hear, which is that i personally had a very complicated relationship with her, and she was very complicated as a person. she is no longer with us, but i
absolutely believe that with all of that complexity and despite our complicated relationship, she do tremendous things, not only for chinatown, but for the asian-american community in san francisco, particularly the chinese-american community in san francisco, that i think is worth our city taking note of and acknowledging, and that coming from this particular supervisor who was, at times, the best of friends, and at times the worst of enemies of her, i think says something. this item that i introduced, which is an item, as you know, urging the m.t.a., they have received a lot of public comment , and will continue to receive a lot of public comment, and it's day will come in these chambers, what i wanted to thank all of you for your patience. i realize that these are
interesting times that we are living in, and i do want to say that many of the things that i said are true, and many of them were said at a time when she and i were on opposite ends of heartfelt political differences in the city and county of san francisco. with that, i don't want to get the city attorney angry at me, so i will stop talking, but we will have a hearing in do course , that is precisely why we have not yet heard it. thank you, colleagues. >> okay. madame clerk, i think i guess what we need to do now is call for adoption without committee agenda, items 21 through 30. >> items 21 through 30 word introduced and a unanimous report is required.
any supervisor may require a super -- a resolution on first reading to go to committee. irresolution on second committee would be eight votes to approve. >> okay. colleagues, are there any items you would like to sever? supervisor brown? >> yes, i would like to sever item 24. >> twenty-four. >> supervisor mandel mandelman? >> i believe supervisor peskin and i need to sever item 27. >> yes. >> and i will sever item number 25, madame clerk. >> thank you. >> okay. so why don't we vote on and
number 24. >> it is a resolution to recognize may fifth as the national day of awareness for honoring missing and murdered indigenous women. >> okay. supervisor brown? >> yes, thank you. i am submitting amendments on item 24 on supervisor ronen's behalf. she was excused today because of illness. i also cosponsored this with supervisor ronen, and i thank you have amendments, and i would like to read the amendment. it is a reference to the indian relocation act for the native american community in san francisco to acknowledge the work of san francisco and how they are taking progressive steps in the restoration of american indian traditions and policies and address the challenges that we are
continuing to face, including a sovereign sovereign body institutes and getting cooperations to as fpd and in the case of jessica alba. thank you. >> supervisor mar? >> i would like to be added as a cosponsor, please. >> thank you. >> supervisor madwoman? >> as what i supervisor fewer. >> i already signed on and i just want to confirm. thank you very much. >> and supervisor yee, i would like to be added, also. >> thank you. >> me as well. and i think supervisor peskin, as well. >> thank you. >> is everybody in this room? >> is that the whole board? yes. okay. so there has been a motion to make an amendment. is there a second? seconded by supervisor fewer. can i take these amendments without objection?
and we then can take the same house, same call to adopt the resolution as amended. so it is adopted. that will bring us to item number 25. this is my item and -- >> mr. president, shall i read the item? >> is a resolution to create a daylighting plan and systematically implement parking restrictions that intersection corners to improve traffic safety and requesting a report from the sfmta. >> colleagues, i have already spoken on this item. i spoke about this item when i introduced it. i really want to respect your time, but i do want to think my cosponsors, supervisors mandelman, brown, mar, stefani,
ronen, and haney hany, and thank you for cosponsoring. colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call? okay. this resolution is adopted unanimously. right now what i would like to do is -- can you please read item number 27, madame clerk? >> twenty-seven is a resolution to nominate supervisor aaron peskin or in the alternative, supervisor mandelman for the north coast central seat on the california coastal commission. >> can i have a motion to excuse supervisors peskin and mandelman made by supervisor around. roll call, please. [roll call]
>> there are eight aye. >> colleagues -- seven. seven, yeah,. >> colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call? okay. it is adopted. madame clerk, please read -- i believe we are to the point where we will read the memorial is if we have any. >> mr. president, i have no in memoriam his to read tonight.
>> colleagues, that brings us to the end of the agenda. is there any other for the business before us today? >> that concludes our business for today. >> we are adjourned. >> my s.f. dove -- government t.v. moment was when i received a commendation award from supervisor chris daly. then we sang a duet in the board
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shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their 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 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 things, to see things, to smell things, all those things, it's very important that you do so.
>> hello. you're watching the show that explores san francisco's love affair with food. there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market.
who did we find for today's challenge? >> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah. ♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other
with some nice spoked paprika and some nice smoked jalapeno peppers. i am going to stew them up and get a nice savory, smoky, fishy, tomatoy, spicy broth. >> bring it on. how are you feeling? >> i feel good. i spent the $20 and have a few pennies less. i am going to go home and cook. i will text message u.n. is done. >> excellent and really looking forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish invented by italian and portuguese fishermen. it'll be like a nice spaghetti sauce. then we will put in the fish soup. the last thing is the dungeon as crab, let it all blend together. it will be delicious. when i could, i will try to make healthy meals with fresh ingredients, whatever is in
season and local. those juicy, fresh tomatoes will take about an hour to cook down into a nice sauce. this is a good time to make our fish stock. we will take a step that seems like trash and boil it up in water and make a delicious and they speed up my parents were great clerics, and we had wonderful food. family dinners are very important. any chance you can sit down together and have a meal together, it is great communal atmosphere. one of the things i like the most is the opportunity to be creative. hello. anybody with sets their mind to it can cut. always nice to start chopping some vegetables and x and the delicious. all this double in view is this broth with great flavor. but your heart into it. make something that you, family, and friends will really enjoy. >> i am here with a manager at the heart of the city farmer's market in san francisco.
thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about the organization. >> we're 30 years old now. we started with 14 farmers, and it has grown out to over 80. >> what is the mission of the organization? >> this area has no grocery store spiller it is all mom-and- pop stores. we have this because it is needed. we knew it was needed. and the plaza needed somebody. it was empty. beautiful with city hall in the background. >> thank you for speaking with us. are you on the web? >> yes, hocfarmersmarket.org. >> check them out. thank you. >> welcome. the dish is ready. >> it looks and smells amazing. >> thank you. it was not easy to meet the $20 budget. i checked everybody out and
found some great produce. really lovely seafood. i think that you are going to love it. >> do not be shy. cyou know this can run you $35 to $45 for a bowl, so it is great you did this for $20. >> this will feed four to six people. >> not if you invite me over for dinner. i am ready to dig in. >> i hope you'll love it. >> mmm. >> what do you think? >> i think i am going to need more. perhaps you can have all you want. >> i am produce the that you have crushed this farmer's market challenge by a landslide. the first, we're going to have to tally of your shopping list and see what you actually spend that the farmer's market. >> and go for it. >> incredible. you have shown us how to make
super healthy, refresh chapino from the farmers market on the budget, that for the whole family. that is outstanding. >> thank you peter i am glad that you like it. i think anybody can do it. >> if you like the recipe for this dish, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to us on facebook or twitter and we >> i'm rebecca and i'm a violinist and violin teacher. i was born here in san francisco to a family of cellists,
professional cellists, so i grew up surrounded by a bunch of musical rehearsals an lessons. all types of activities happened in my house. i began playing piano when i was 4. i really enjoyed musical activities in general. so when i was 10, i began studying violin in san francisco. and from there, i pretty much never stopped and went on to study in college as well. that's the only thing i've ever known is to have music playing all the time, whether it is someone actually playing next to you or someone listening to a recording. i think that i actually originally wanted to play flute and we didn't have a flute. it's always been a way of life. i didn't know that it could be any other way. >> could you give me an e over here.
great. when you teach and you're seeing a student who has a problem, you have to think on your feet to solve that problem. and that same kind of of thinking that you do to fix it applies to your own practice as well. so if i'm teaching a student and they are having a hard time getting a certain note, they can't find the right note. and i have to think of a digestible way to explain it to them. ee, d, d, e. >> yes. then, when i go on to do my own practice for a performance, those words are echoing back in my head. okay. why am i missing this? i just told somebody that they needed to do this. maybe i should try the same thing. i feel a lot of pressure when i'm teaching young kids. you might think that there is less pressure if they are going on to
study music or in college that it is more relaxing. i actually find that the opposite is true. if i know i'm sending a high school student to some great music program, they're going to get so much more instruction. what i have told them is only the beginning. if i am teaching a student who i know is going to completely change gears when they go to college and they never will pick up a violin again there is so much that i need to tell them. in plain violin, it is so difficult. there is so much more information to give. every day i think, oh, my gosh. i haven't gotten to this technique or we haven't studies they meese and they have so much more to do. we only have 45 minutes a week. i have taught a few students in some capacity who has gone on to study music. that feels anaysing. >> it is incredible to watch how they grow. somebody can make amazing
project from you know, age 15 to 17 if they put their mind to it. >> i think i have 18 students now. these more than i've had in the past. i'm hoping to build up more of a studio. there will be a pee ono, lots of bookshelves and lots of great music. the students will come to my house and take their lessons there. my schedule changes a lot on a day-to-day basis and that kind of keeps it exciting. think that music is just my favorite thing that there is, whether it's listening to it or playing it or teaching it. all that really matters to me is that i'm surrounded by the sounds, so i'm going top keep doing what i'm doing to keep my life in that direction.
>> 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, 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
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. 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
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. >> 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 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 >> my s.f. dove -- government t.v. moment was when i received a commendation award from supervisor chris daly. then we sang a duet in the board chamber. [singing]
>> happy anniversary san francisco government t.v. happy anniversary to you. happy anniversary san francisco government t.v. anniversary, anniversary, happy 25th anniversary to you. [♪] . >> my name is dave, and i play defense. >> my name is mustafa, and i am a midfielder, but right now, i am trying to play as a goalkeeper, because they need a goalkeeper.
>> soccer u.s.a. is a nonprofessional organization. we use sports, soccer in particular to engage communities that can benefit from quality programs in order to lift people up, helping to regain a sense of control in one's life. >> the san francisco recreation and park department and street soccer u.s.a. have been partners now for nearly a decade. street soccer shares our mission in using sport as a vehicle for youth development and for reaching people of all ages. rec and park has a team. >> i'm been playing soccer all my life. soccer is my life. >> i played in the streets when i was a kid. and i loved soccer back home. i joined street soccer here. it was the best club to join. it helps me out. >> the tenderloin soccer club started in the summer of 2016. we put one of our mini soccer
pitches in one of our facilities there. the kids who kpriez the club team came out to utilize that space, and it was beautiful because they used it as an opportunity to express themselves in a place where they were free to do so, and it was a safe space, in a neighborhood that really isn't the most hospitalable to youth -- hospitable to youth playing in the streets. >> one day, i saw the coach and my friends because they went there to join the team before me. so i went up to the coach and asked, and they said oh, i've got a soccer team, and i joined, and they said yeah, it was he for everybody, and i joined, and it was the best experience ever. >> a lot of our programs, the
kids are in the process of achieving citizenship. it's a pretty lengthy process. >> here, i am the only one with my dad. we were in the housing program, and we are trying to find housing. my sister, she's in my country, so i realize that i have a lot of opportunities here for getting good education to help her, you know? yeah. that's the -- one of the most important things that challenge me. >> my dad was over here, making some money because there was not a lot of jobs back home. i came here, finish elementary in san francisco. after that, i used to go back to my country, go to yemen, my country, and then back here. last time i went back was a couple years ago. >> i came here six months, i know nobody. now i have the team has a
family, the coaches. amazing. >> i'm hoping for lifelong friendships, and i'm super inspired by what they've been able to achieve and want to continue to grow alongside them. >> i love my family, i love my team. they're just like a family. it's really nice. >> street soccer just received a five year grant from the department of children, youth and family, and this is an important inreflection point for street soccer u.s.a. because their work in our most important communities is now known beyond just san francisco recreation and park department, and together, we're going to continue to work with our city's most vulnerable kids and teach them to love the beautiful game. >> i want to tell everybody back home, i hope you all make it over here and join teams like this like street soccer