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apartments in there as well. no longer doing anything above two bedroom. i really want to take my hat out off to you i really make that work. because we do have sizable families in this community. >> i agree with all the commen comments. i think the design is very nice to get. >> i think it is my 22, at least in my pocket which shows the light coming in that is great. it is very warm and inviting area the of from the other one is stunning. nice job. i need a motion. >> i move that we approve conditionally of the schematic designs for development of agent
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housing parcels on block two and 54 of the hunters point at shipyard phase. >> i second that motion. >> the item has been made by commissioner scott, seconded by commissioner brackett. [roll call] >> thank you. the item is approved. these call the next item. >> the next order of business is item h, approving amendments to the mission bay south signage master plan: to increase the limits of residential signage; decrease the clearance for fin signs; and to allow directional signage standards for residential and mixed use retail uses; an implementing action under the mission bay subsequent environmental impact report, a program eir; and adopting environmental findings pursuant to the california environmental
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quality act. discussion and action. resolution number 18-2019. madam director? >> thank you to the chair. this item is an amendment to the minute master plan in term of increasing limits to both residential and commercial retail uses within commission base out for eat i turn it over to nikki henry to present on this item. >> hello commissioners, i am a specialist with mission a project manager. the requested action before you day -- the requested action before you today is amendment to the mission bay south master plan. inc. using the limits of residential signage allowing directional signage standards for mixed retail uses and
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decreasing the clearance for fin sign. this allows me to reflect ability implementing and or. these are all update that allow, controls respond better to the architecture and uses. the mission bay south's plan was adopted on june 27, 2,000 by the former agency commission. it has been amended twice. the first on march 17, 2015 to allow commercial signage above the height of the 280 freeway. the second on june five, 2018 establish comprehensive signage program for blocks 39-22. the existing residential signage limit allow maximum of 20 square feet of sign area with no individual sign exceeding ten square feet on 34th streets.
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and a maximum of 15 where feet of sign area on other street with no individual signage to exceed five square feet. they do not allow longer building names to be effectively communicated. the proposed standards would allow a maximum of 50 square feet. exceeding 15 square feet. the proposed standard creates more flexibility for current and future projects to successfully communicate the building identity. mission bay, 119 affordable unit housing product is named after the late mayor lee. this rendering depicts the allowable signage under the existing standard where the building entrance is.
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you can see the whole name is not visible. this is the proposed signage. as you can see the full building name is shown in size balances of the architectural building. as mission bay south nears completion it is evident directional signage may be needed to guide people to their destination. the existing standard allows directional signs for commercial, industrial and hotel uses only. the proposed amendment would allow existing standard to be applied to retail and residential uses also. here is an example example of directional signage. the proposed amendment would allow similar signage for mixed use retail and residential uses on a case to case basis area the
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fin sign clearance standard for all uses identified clearance minimum of 12 feet. this is constrained uses from implementing fin sign due to architectural details like setbacks and canopies. the proposed amendment would allow the height to decrease to 10 feet above the sidewalk to providing yeast flexibility. on the left is the 12 feet, on the right is the 12 feet. as you can see the two fit high clearance is minimal. they reviewed the proposed amendments at the may 9, 2019 meeting i recommended approval.
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the vote was seven in favor of one opposed the member opposed express the residential square footage signage limits should be higher. the proposed amendment are implementing action and required no further environmental review. i am here to answer any question that you have. >> thank you, but we need to take public comments right now. do we have any weaker cards? >> no speaker cards. you might as well just stay there. [laughter] we may have rations for you. any commissioners have any questions or comments? >> no, i just saw it looks good to me. i don't know a whole lot about it, i looked at fin sign, can you ask wayne out a little bit more to me? >> fin sign are a projecting
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sign on the face of the buildi building. usually at a more pedestrian scale, something he see as you're walking by. throughout mission bay we have many architectural detailing canopies and things. they come out a little lower, say a 12 feet. the requested action is increasing that up to ten. >> thank you. >> would you like to make a motion anyone? >> yes. i will make the motion to approve the amendments for the mission they south signage plan which would increase the residential signage, and allow directional signage standards for residential and mixed use retail uses and implementing action on the mission -based subsequent environmental impact
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report. adopting environmental findings pursuant to the california environmental quality act. mission bay area which is resolution 18-2019. >> may i have a second? >> i second that motion. >> commission members to please and not your vote when i call your name. [roll call] >> the matter is adopted. thank you. public comment? >> we have no speaker cards for this item. >> any member of the public present interested in addressing
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the commission on any matter within it are stiction? -- within it jurisdiction. >> the next order of business is item seven, report of the chair. >> i have no report. >> the next order of business as item eight, report of the executive director? >> thank you, have a few. i just want to talk to a few item. last october, the mayor launched opportunities for all program to address economic inequality by ensuring all people can participate in severances does driving economy. as such, i am pleased to announce as part of the program ocii has used working with us this summer. three of them are here with us. [inaudible]
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they have been working on various projects within our finance and executive departments. i want to thank them. they complete their sessions at the end of this month. we are doing a celebration with them share our appreciation for the work they have done for the agency. thank you. >> congratulations. thank you. >> i do want to note that back in june we had members from our team, the vice chair, participated in the national
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association of minority contractors held as well as a local contractor. i think what we understand is that it was so well raised leaved that we have attendees talking about what we do in san francisco as well as other jurisdictions. i want to commend you for taking the time for leaving that effort, as well. since our last meeting, official meeting, we had a grand opening of 626 mission bay boulevard. mayor breed and supervisor haney were there to celebrate the opening. 143 units. ten cop holders anticipated.
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150 children are living in the project, as well. i just wanted to share it's always nice after going through the sole process. to actually have family to see them receiving it well is really good. and lastly, i know we share this back then. on june six, we lost a pillar in the hunters point community. i am sure i'm going to butcher the name which i am known for doing. he was an acting member, some congressional church in san francisco ben and the bayview for over 59 years he has worked for the mta as well, he was
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former president of the southeast commission number. as well as the san francisco chamber of commerce leadership for him. he also president of the board of community development center. a former member of the housing authority. most recently a member of the hunters point shipyard. he was a community activist. he will be missed. i think we share that with the commission, i just wanted to make sure i shared that again, to extend his service area with that, i have nothing to add. i want to remind folks that the community session is tomorrow. i can send information with regard to ucsf and uc berkeley list and, they are not intending to produce a report. they are there to listen to the
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community, what they would like to be reflected in the report. it is more like a listening, not an interaction. that would be held at the site office at 6:30. >> there is a question by a member of the commission on the report? >> no area -- -- no. >> the next order of business is item nine jik, commissioners questions on matters area. >> on the report for the resolution, number 12-2019. i noticed on page 3 where it lists the community business
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organization, we are missing the excess sentence. it is in this report here, it is the resolution from item, let's see, right at the beginning, item b. the resolution, 12-2019. when you go, let's see, the attachment, and it talks about the hiring goals, number two,, then it talks about agency, compliance on the next page.
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then it lists we are missing the success. there definitely a part of that workforce and agreed upon by mr. >> mr. lee will follow up on that matter. any other questions or matters? commissioners? >> the next order of business is item ten, closed session. there are no closed session items. the next item is item 11,
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adjournment. >> the meeting is adjourned at 4:29 p.m. ♪:29 p.m.
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>> thank you for coming to the talent dance performance and talent show. [ applause ] >> today's performance and talent show. ♪ >> public recreation has every bit of the talent and every bit of the heart and soul of anything that any families are paying ten times for. >> you were awesome.
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>> clerk: and both commissioner bonilla and anderson are on their way. oh, first one is here. okay. super quick, if we could just get everyone to turnoff any sound-producing devices that would go over during the meeting. also, we would ask that you take any secondary conversations outside so the meeting can proceed as efficiently as possible. if you speak today, we would request but not require that you fill out a speaker card. commissioner buell, how many
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minutes -- >> three. >> clerk: you will have three minutes to speak. if you don't have the opportunity to speak on item 4 because it is for only 15 minutes, you may speak on item 12. it's continued from item 4. when you address your comments to the commission, please note that neither the commission nor staff will respond to any questions during public comment in order to allow equal time for all. the commission may ask questions of staff when public comment is closed. last, if the firearm alarm goes off, you must exit the building in an ordinarily fashion. please note that the elevators will return to the first floor and are not available for use.
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if you require an elevator, please make your way to the closest gathering area, which is in the men's rest room. use the box. it will ring the fire department, and they will be able to assist you. >> i did receive a communication regarding the passing of an employee, doctor carlin. dan was an enthusiastic team member who never lacked for a kind comment or word of encouragement. he made me feel welcome here immediately upon my arrival at this department and always sought to be helpful. i've heard it said that dan is probably the few people we know who lived his life with vigor and had very few if any
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regrets. he was one of those people who could fit into any group and bring the fun do it. almost everyone knew dan and dan certainly knew everyone. living a great fun life was more important. he warned me about this on many occasions. dan will be very much missed here in the carpentry shop where he spent time. so with that, i would ask that we adjourn the meeting today in his memory and turn it over -- that concludes my report. >> clerk: is there anyone who would like to make public comment under the president's report? okay. seeing none, this item is closed. okay. we are now on item 3, the general manager's report. >> mr. president, commissioners, thank you for adjourning today's meeting in memory of dan. dan was an extraordinary employee, part of our carpenter
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team. dan was someone who had a smile that could light up a park, light up a room, light up a building. incredible amount of love and invested an incredible amount of love and time for camp mather. about 1.5 months ago, getting ready to open up for the season, dan led the charge to get it ready for the season. he worked up to 18 hours a day trying to get things done. and he did it with a smile because that was who he was. we spoke wi-- all i can say is
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that he will be missed and his memory will be a blessing for all of us. > turning over to more joyous topics, yesterday was play day. we were visited by over 1,000 kids, the large majority of which were our kids from the bayview, but we had kids from -- not just from our summer camps, but from nonprofits from all over the city who came for rides and games and activities. we opened up the pool. there was paddle boarded and kayaking and food -- paddle bore boards and kayaking and food and the pool. it couldn't do anything but put a smile on your face when it was there. so it was joyous, but seeing
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these kids outside, running around, being treated like kings and queens for a day was really something special. i want to thank lorraine banford who oversees these events every year, and it was really, really, really remarkable. turning -- or moving from the bayview to the mission, i want to talk about ian chanka hall and its community garden. presented by liveable city, the liveable awards honor individuals and institutions that have made contributions to
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san francisco's liveability. the hall opened in june 2017. it brought much needed green space to a dense, diverse neighborhood that was searching for a welcoming communal space. it was literally a parking lot. a committed group of volunteers helped us to transform the park's community garden into an area representing neighbors from across the globe. the group hosts cultural events and grows produce often hard to find in local groceries. as you know, our program supports and manages a program of 40 community gardens and growing. we have a couple more on the horizon, where members can grow produce and cultivate
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ornamental plants for person use. each is run by a committed group of volunteers. moving back to the bayview, supervisor shaman walton joined local kids on a newly renovated basketball court for a game. rec and park, as you know, has been making a significant investment in the southeast part of the city and specifically in district 10. i don't know over what period of time, but capital projects in district 10 right now total about $80 million, and the operations division alone has invested nearly $1 million in resurfacing projects in district 10. and since 2012, district 10 has received well over $40 million
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in philanthropy. so a lot of good things. bayview playground, k.c. jones is in the construction design phase. youngblood coleman, you know quite a bit about india basin which is in the concept design phase, and a variety of other improvements beyond the court resurfacing projects are underway, so a lot of good things happening in the southeast sector of the city. all right. let's turn to soccer. fresh off the excitement of the u.s. national women's soccer team's stunning world cup victory in france earlier this month, we are proud to partner with street soccer u.s.a. and
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other agencies and nonprofits to bring two fields to the city for a summer of play. there are open field times for youth and adults. there's organized team play. anyone can use the courts, so for more information, visit our website at sfrecpark.org. we move on to golden gate park and stern road. we have the stern road festival. outside lands comes to golden gate park august 9 through 11, but now, through july 22, the san francisco botanical garden hosts its annual flower-piano
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event, placing 12 pianos in some of the garden's most beautiful locations and inviting anyone to come and play whatever they want. this year, flower-piano invites more people to play, more performances by professional musicians and special events for families including two new even time flower piano at sunset. there's also been a piano sing along, free lessons, flower piano at night, including one this evening, and it's where the garden is all lit up, and there are food trucks. it's really amazing. the 12 pianos are tucked away within the garden and are
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available for the public to play 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through july 22 except during select performances. if this piques your interest or you're interested, contact sfbg.org. while we're still in the summer, it is not too early to begin planning for fall. registration for all begins on-line and at 15 select locations throughout the city. we have something fore everybody. you can log on to sfrecparks.org to register. next week, i and several others will be attending the greener park conference in denver.
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we hosted this conference in san francisco in 2015 where we'll share the role of parks and recreation departments today. i will be involved in two sessions, one creating family friendly downtowns, where i'll be discussing our work at civic center plaza and best practices for driving equitiable investment in parks, we're really proud to be taking such a prominent role in this conference, and we will certainly report back next month. all right. we do have a brief bit of recognition before we conclude
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the report. it is national recreation and park month, and so in celebration of national park and recreation month, we want to give some recognition to an outstanding volunteer group. we really like to thank airbnb, who has become one of our most active and dedicated volunteer groups. volunteers from airbnb over the past year have dedicated their time and energy to improving our park spaces and proving to be really traffic community members. including at victoria manolo park, where 10 to 15 volunteers gather to cleanup the park. in total, airbnb volunteers
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have provided more than 2,200 hours of volunteer time in the last year alone, making them easily one of our most prolific volunteer groups. we have several of them here with us today, so mr. president, join me in offering a certificate to them and offering them an opportunity to say a quick word. thank you, airbnb.
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[applause] >> good morning, everyone. thank you so much for welcoming us here today. we're incredibly honored to be receiving this recognition, but really and truly, we want to thank you all for opening your doors to our volunteers and allowing us to support the wonderful park and recreation department that we see do amazing work every single day. i thank you all for creating space in the city that's accessible to everyone, and so really just want to be grateful to you all for creating that space for us to volunteer. a little bit more about our program. each employee, a full-time
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employee at airbnb has four hours a month to volunteer in our community, and we want to make sure that our employees have an opportunity to give back to the city that gives us all so much. so thank you all for the space, and i don't know if you have anything else to add. >> keep volunteering. [applause] >> all right. commissioners, we conclude with the video of the month -- before he you do, ryan, let me back to soccer. you see the women's national team push for equity, but one of the real challenges in the sport of football or the sport of soccer in the u.s. that we face is the u.s. soccer federation and all of us have to do a better job of exposing this game to communities of
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color, particularly african americans, making it more affordable, making it more accessible and more equitiable. if you look just -- i'm a soccer fan, so i'm going to go off a little bit. if you look at france's success and their success on the field, it is focused on communities of color, and it's something that the u.s. does not do well. we are engaged in an effort to introduce the sport to communities that have not historically or traditionally had access to it, so your recreation and parks department has created its own soccer club, bayview united, and i'll turn on the video.
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[video] >> and that concludes the general manager's report. >> thank you very much. >> clerk: is there anyone who would like to make public comment on the general manager's report? okay. seeing none, public comment is closed, and we are now on general public comment. this is up to 15 minutes. if the 15 minutes is up, this item will be continued to item 12. at this time, members of the public may address the commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission that do not
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appear on the agenda. with respect to agenda item, you will have the opportunity to address the commission when the item is reached in the meeting. so i'm going to call up the first five cards, and then, we'll have an opportunity to continue. susan, micah, bob, maureen, and denise. >> hi. i'm susan, and i have a tale of three gardens. in 2015, rec and parks installed beautiful plants in the north park library and the dimaggio playground.
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they are beautiful, but the only species that they attract is the invasive norway rat, and the hawk that may eat the rats. in another park, rec and park installed a variety of native plants, that is attracting native wildlife. we have multiple species of birds, and because rec and park put nonnative -- native parks, i have multiple -- native plants in my park, we attract
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birds and bees and we have biodiversity. i want to encourage you to continue planting native plants. in fact, please plant exclusively native plants so we can meet california's and san francisco's biodiversity initiative as well as improve san francisco's resilience to climate change. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> clerk: next speaker, please. if i called your name, come on up. >> my name is micah kemp. i'm 16 years old and a rising junior in high school. i've been playing squash for six years and i'm a recently certified squash coach. squash has been dubbed the world's healthiest sport. it's up and coming on the west
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coast, and i'm working with a nonprofit organization called squash rights which is an after-school program based in oakland that benefits underserved bay area youth.
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i'd love to meet with any commissioner interested in this project. let's make the city better together. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> clerk: next speaker, please. >> i want to thank you very much. my son went to college back east and learned how to play squash there and loved it, so i do support that wholeheartedly. i wrote my remarks. commissioners, i want to thank you for the opportunity to speak again. thank you for your service to our city. last month, you must have felt assaulted by the citizens of potrero hill and dogpatch, but i want amaze -- i was amazed by the amount of support. [please stand by]
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. >> -- and they are both in the planning pipeline, 20-story towers. during the last -- in the business section during the last month in the san francisco
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chronicle, which is setting on my kitchen table, chase added $34 million to the project. it will a jewel in our skyline. so we want no phases. we want the construction to be done without phases. half this generation's children will be affected if it's taken many years -- excuse me. thank you very much. 2020 bond. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> clerk: okay. bob or denise? >> good morning, commissioners. today, i urge you to update rec and park policies and practices to manage all parks' trees incorporating climate change and biodiversity which are the council's top two priorities. i have a dense stand of
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combustible trees in glen canyon park. the other taken in 2013 when the trees were fairly green. the other, a few weeks ago, showing more brown. we want healthy parks, not to follow the unfortunate example of ucsf reserve on mount sutro where a significant portion of standing trees were found to be dead or unhealthy. neighbors from diamond heights, glen park, and mt. davidson have communicated our fears of wildfire to rec and park. i urge you to promote cal fire and u.c. guidelines. perhaps you've seen combustible
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trees within the defensible space of homes and overhanging utility lines along the bosworth entrance to glen canyon. planting local native plants. plants in the rec and park golden gate park nursery are overwhelmingly not native to san francisco. removing dead, dieing and unhealthy trees from our parks would provide opportunities to plant local native plants in support of the city's biodiversity resolution. thank you. >> thank you. >> clerk: next speaker, please. >> hello and thank you for that
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great list of achievements that rec and park is achieving. i'm here to talk about another issue i know you'll knock out of the park. i want you to try to set a measurable goal of restoring biodiversity in city parks. a recent study in the jec ecological journal -- mclaren and golden gate park represent ample opportunities to help tackle the biodiversity crisis that you're hearing about so much. the study is titled nonnative plants reduce richness and host
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lepidoptris plants. nonnative plants supported significantly fewer caterpillars of significantly fewer specialists of general species, even when nonnative were close relatives of the native host species. i realize these parks were alter altered before your time here, but now you have the opportunity to fix the damage a long time. new york city's local laws of 10 and 11 of 2013, laws, not a resolution. they actually have teeth to them, "represent an evolving approach to protect our native plants by focusing on biodiversity rather than individual plant species and
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reflects an increased understanding of plant conservation. seen through this lens, the protection of native plants is linked with the protection of sustainability of ecosystems." it's time for san francisco rec and parks to get real about the effects such unnecessary plantings are having on our local caterpillars, moths, butterflies, bees, and birds. please set a goal, a measurable goal for future plantings of, i don't know, 80% of native species or more and start conducting an inventory of biodiversity in your local parks so you can have something to measure against. >> thank you. >> clerk: so i have two more cards and then we'll be done with this portion of public
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comment. i have brioni and sean, if you could come forward, please. >> hi. my name is brioni doyle, and i'm here talking in support of justin park. i really want to emphasize that we are getting a huge influx of new residences in the neighborhood, and we really feel that the park needs some love. a lot of it has not been updat updated as marie spoke to in half a century. we worked with the community and had a number of community meetings to represent what they want for the park, and we want
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to get on the bond to help support that money to do that project, and we ideally want to do that project in one phase so that it can be completed in time to support the huge number of new residents that we're going to have in potrero hill. thank you. >> thank you. >> clerk: sean? >> hi. good morning. my name is sean ingles. my family goes back about four generations, and i've been lucky to live in specific
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neighborhoods. when i came to potrero hill and purchased my first home, i was shocked at the lack of parks and open space area. as we all know, potrero hill has traditionally been a neighborhood that was red lined. you couldn't get mortgages in the neighborhood back in the day, and in the 70s, it was just invested in city infrastructure. now we're in this development, excessive overdevelopment in this area that it's housing, etc. -- this is obsolete because it does not include bridge development, but we have massive overdevelopment of housing. and if you go back toward 2008, we were promised at least four acres of new space -- of park space, and we were also promised that existing infrastructure would be improved. i'd like to share with you what we have actually with the parks as you can see in the green, we only have three spaces that
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actually can have programmed recreation on it. the red spaces that are supposed to be open space cannot have recreation programmed on it. what i'm here to do is to urge your support for the parks bond to include jackson playground. we've already had some people talk about there's a little bit of improvement on the space, and -- but it's seriously lacking for the number of investments. we are projecting about 5,000 new residents in the next few years that will be descending there, and we have no parks and open space. so please, if the commission can include some funds for jackson playground. we have a plan presented. friends of jackson playground has already paid for that and we're already in the development of acquiring funds -- gift funds that will
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be gifted to the city to help to do this improvement. right now, we have over $2 million in our bank account as a nonprofit, and we hope to acquire up to $18 million. thank you. >> thank you. >> clerk: okay. we are at time for item 4, so we are now on item 5, the consent calendar. is there any commissioner who wishes to remove an item from the consent calendar? okay. none. is there any public comment on item 5, the consent calendar? seeing none, public comment is closed. we need a motion and a second. >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? opposed? >> we are now on item 6, the san francisco zoo. >> good morning, commissioners.
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i have a powerpoint slide show here. so can i just tell you that it's been sunny at the zoo? summer programming is underway. our summer programming includes zoo camp, and through the first two weeks of summer zoo camp, over 200 k-8 students have participated since june 10. other programming includes our popular nature trail where guests can meet animals and learn from our knowledgeable teams. wildli wildlife theaters are back, educating and entertaining audiences. and life on the farm, where a guest can meet farm animals like pigs, miniature

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