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peskin. that should be scheduled in committee, after recess. in the upper market land-use changes, were signed by the mayor, last friday. in regards to the state legislation, ab-161, i'm not sure i mentioned it in the last meeting, it now eliminates the requirements or e-mail receipts. it is pretty much down to just requiring toxic free paper. it still does have that small business exemption, but our office has worked with the department of the environment, where we will be submitting a joint recommendation to the city , legislative committee saying that we support the legislation -- i'm sorry i didn't finish this, should the event be that if the legislation does eliminate the small business exemption, i think we are fine with that. i think, statewide having all businesses provide that paper it
helps create a greater market demand. in all likelihood, that would be something that would be coming forward, if the exemption stays in place, at the state level, probably coming forward at a local level to require all businesses. >> do we have any kind of idea on the date for ab-161? >> it is still in the senate. we do not have a date, at this point. then, lastly, i just want to say that the last strategic plan that the department has is from 2013-14. i have discussed this with the president, and the vice president, that it needs be updated. i think this is something we could work on during the commission meeting without having to have a separate meeting. we will be working with
president adams and vice president dwight to bring that to you. >> great, thank you. >> quick question, going back to the earlier thing. you mentioned one-stop shopping for the new portal. this goes into an idea, i was just wondering, what does that mean like you can apply for all of the permit, just through the portal, or? >> we were working to work with the departments to get there, but now with the 49 south van ness which is at the corner of van ness omission being created, a permit center that will have all of the agencies there,
instead of working through our portal, the focus has now been working on doing technology -- and communications between the department where they can streamline in terms of applications. there focus now on delivering that. >> that is great. >> any other questions for the director? to be have any public comment on item number six? seeing none. public comment is closed. any other questions for the director? item six is closed. item seven, please. item 7, commissioners' reports. allows president, vice president, and commissioners to report on recent small business activities and make announcements that are of interest to the small business community. .discussion item. >> i just want to let everyone know that our meeting -- i want to make sure i get this right,
monday the 26th, we will not be having a meeting on monday the 26th. our next meeting will be on monday, september 9. >> mr. president, is not in honor of my 40th birthday? it sure is. [laughter] >> i have nothing else. do we have any other commissioner comments? commissioner ortiz. >> last week i attended a conference in san diego. it hosted array of things that concerned the latino community. obviously i was there to represent the small business issues area what did arise, and i want any small business to be very, very concerned about is i-9. make sure your i-9's are filed properly, regardless of the business. you can get find for having a
scribble, or not following it properly. i think, as a small business owner, we are not experts in that. let's make sure our i-9's are in order. another thing that affected california, is the bail bond issue. so, if you get arrested friday night, you won't be released until monday, because there is no longer the bail option. that does affect a lot of our small businesses. i was in the conference, right or wrong, i'm not getting into why you got arrested friday night, if you do have the bail option you could lose your job. it affects a lot of the food industry, believe it or not. saturdays and sundays are our busiest days, for whatever reason. i'm not going to get into the details, if my staff doesn't have the option to bail out. there is legislation, to put on the ballot. the spirit of the original legislation. but, if there is another tier
where you do have the option, it does impact our small businesses, especially the food industry over the weekend. just putting that out there. >> thank you. >> yes, i attended the chinatown , it is a new item that is organized by the entertainment commission. he worked with the local merchants to put it together. every sunday, for the next eight sundays, counting yesterday, there will be activities, you know, in chinatown. they have different themes. yesterday was classic car exhibition, and antique car fare. they had a little parade, and the lion dance.
and a fashion show. august 18, 25, september 1, september 8, and september 15. there will be different themes. they will have a history day, and a pop up food fest, martial arts, and also the other one is healthy and safe chinatown. one of the merchants told me, because of this, her business has gone up 30%. they're hoping to bring more people to chinatown to help with the business economy. >> thank you. >> so, i was asked to speak at an event on the eighth call the real food, real stories. it's a nonprofit. i got to speak to a whole crowd
of millennial's that consider themselves foodies, but really don't understand the struggles that our small businesses, particularly our minority, and immigrant retailers deal with. that was really cool, because i got to tell them about our work and how they can be engaged with their favorite businesses, and try to understand about what they go through, and how they can support. that was neat. also, i went to a couple of hearings, in the last month, with some other merchants and we have been tracking amazon, and the cloud kitchen applications for off sale alcohol permits. i was also asked that we keep track of that, in new business, and add it to our resolution that are affecting small businesses. and, also, i will ask, if i have
a moment at the end to close the medium in memorial of one of our local legacy businesses got lost someone in the gilroy garlic festival shooting. >> absolutely. >> i just wanted to bring the commissions attention, there was an article in the chronicle last week, i don't know if any of you saw it it was about ice sandwiches. maybe some of you have had the sandwiches? what is not to like about like? i think the article is directly relevant to our work, because he talked about how he has one location in san francisco, and 49 locations outside of san francisco and a number of other states. they asked him, why didn't you open anymore locations in san francisco? he mentioned the permit process, which we are well familiar with. he also mentioned the formula
retail provisions, as being something that locked him out. by sheer coincidence, i was wrestling with my son, on the couch, knocked over my laptop and destroyed the screen and had to take the laptop -- i wanted to take it to apple, but apple said it would be two weeks. >> we want to know who won the wrestling match, though? >> clearly heated. he's 11 years old. -- clearly he did. he's 11 years old. the laptop lost. apple recommended i go to the store, mobile kangaroo, whom i've never heard of before. i was a little iffy, i went, they they are in north beach. kind of a schlep where i'm coming from. i made it up there. i was greeted by the owner, ted. he said, you are lucky you came here, because we can turn it
around faster than apple can. i said, geez, it's so hard to get out here, why don't you open up something on the other side of town? people have laptops there, too, phones and whatnot. he said, we have 15 locations in the bay area, but i cannot -- we have tried, we looked into it, but it's too hard to open another one in the city, because of the formula retail. i thought this is the second time, in 48 hours, that i have read about a local hometown hero who has built up a successful business, in the city, hiring fellow residents, made it through that rigmarole that makes it so hard to succeed, so hard to get ahead. finally built a successful business, and we slammed the door shut and tell them to get out, and get lost. i think we can do better. i get it, we don't want
mcdonald's, and wendy's opening up on guerrero and haight street , nobody wants to see giant targets everywhere, although it seems like we have a couple in the city anyway. that leads to another point. it seems like the formula retail provision primarily seems to benefit the larger companies that have the capacity, to circumnavigate it and lock out these smaller businesses that are hometown heroes. they have found something that works. we should be celebrating them. we should be encouraging them to open up more locations. we should be helping them anyway we can. i am pretty fired up about this. by the way, sheer coincidence, my business would also be prohibited from opening another location in san francisco, because we have 15 locations on the threshold is 11. this isn't about me, i don't want to open another location, even if i was allowed to come i wouldn't do it. the point is, i think we can do better.
i think we can do better for our local hometown heroes. i wanted to bring the commissions attention to these articles, get us thinking about this. i will certainly be reaching out to the relevant supervisor's office, trying to determine if there is any room for negotiations here on any of the stuff, so we can have another ike place, or a mobile kangaroo. these services that our residents want, and enjoy, that our local entrepreneurs to celebrate and encourage them. >> good timing, because san francisco business times this weekend also had an article, they had an editorial that we need to relook at our formula retail rules because molly stones has put in a bid to open in the old lombardi sports, because whole foods could not
because it cannot get past the formula retail hurdle for the neighbors. molly stones can, because they have nine locations. upon opening the store, if they are approved, and they open at lombardi's, they can never open another store in san francisco. they will be at the formula retail limit and they will go through that process. here we are, they're going to come in, right underneath, solve a problem for us, and basically were going to lock them out. i think, you know, 10-11 is an arbitrary number. we have to draw a line in the somewhat -- sand somewhere, i guess. we are finding that the arbitrary number is too low. >> my observation would be locally owned area may be a separate consideration from looking at international corporations coming in. my other observation would be, there may be some room to negotiate lower talking about
the size of the footprint. >> there are others that have been affected by this. >> if you want, we can move both of these items under new business instead of under commission reports. you both have made good. especially with ike. i know ike, and i know his frustration. i know that article was coming out. especially when the first ike's was in my neighborhood, the first superduper was in my neighborhood. he's not opening up anymore anymore in the city, for that reason. those are the best burgers. >> friends of the caliber owner, i disagree. i know he would like to open more locations, as well. >> okay. any other commissioner comments, or report? to be have any members of the public who would like to make comment on item number seven?
seeing none. anymore reports? number seven is closed. next item, new business. new business. allows commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration by the commission. discussion item. >> i want to ask for a couple. i have been talking to a lot of the taxis lately, because i happen to be at a board of supervisors hearing that they are at. they are going regularly. they are organizing themselves, and have documentation and case studies for what they are going through. i wanted to put that on our new business to see where the city is at, in supporting that. they are small businesses. i would like our office to at least be able to report with the city's outs, and if we for these small businesses. secondly, i think in the spirit
of really waking up our elected to how they are going after small businesses with almost every new law that is introduced you know, in conversation with commissioner dooley, largely disproportionately immigrant and minority businesses are being affected by the regulations that are being in place, whether, you know, they are big picture ones are technical ones. i think this might warrant a joint hearing with immigrant, i've talked to their doctor before about this. i think we need to have a really strong voice in this, not just the regulations. i know when ice is in town, i know businesses that close their doors. we need to have a serious conversation about that. the sector i am in, is being harassed by city departments in bringing regulatory bodies that are state and federal, and there
has been some horror stories that even reference people's religion. i think the environment of enforcement is also something they need to consider how they are contributing to this environment appear. >> thank you. >> following up on our previous discussion, i would like to officially ask that we have an assessment of our formula retail rules. >> great. any other commissioner new business? do we have any members of the public who would like to comment on new business? seeing none. public comment is closed. >> sf gov tv please show the office of small business slide. >> it is our custom to begin and end each small business commission meeting .-dot the office of small business is the only place to start your new business in san francisco, and the best place to get answers to your questions about doing
business in san francisco. the small business commission is the unofficial public form to voice your opinions and concerns about policies that affect the economic vitality of small businesses in in san francisco. if you need assistance with a small business, start here at the office of small business. i'm going to turn it over to commissioner zouzounis. >> i would like to request that the commission close our meeting today in memorial for kitchen manager at the old clam house on bayshore. their daughter was kayla salazar , who was a 13-year-old, that was killed at the gilroy garlic festival. in honor of kayla. >> i second. item 8, adjournment. closing the meeting in honor of
park commission meeting of august 15, 2019. we welcome everyone here today and would ask that you please turn off electronic devices that may sound off during these proceedings. please take any secondary conversations outside in order for the meeting to proceed as efficiently as possible. if you would like to speak on any item today, we request but do not require that you complete a blue card. unless otherwise announced by the chair, each person will have 3 minutes for public comment on each item. please address your comments to the commission during public comment. in order to allow equal time for all, neither the commission nor staff will respond during public comment. if there is an item of interest to you that is not on the agenda and under the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission, you may speak under general public comment and that is item 4. if the fire alarms evacuate, you must exit the building in an orderly fashion. please note the elevators will
return to the first floor and are not available for use. if you need assistance out of the building make your way to the closest area of refuge which is directly across the hall in the men's washroom. put the button on the speaker phone and staff will assist you. we are at item 2, president's report. >> president buell: it is appropriate to welcome ashley summers, our new secretary of the commission. [ applause ]. >> thank you. >> president buell: we're very fortunate in that ashley was legislative aide to supervisor katie tang and she worked in the mayor's office and was a past member of prozak and even did some work for the recreation and park department in the past. so we've got a real pro and we welcome her aboard.
she has very big shoes to fill. on that note this is probably margaret's last meeting here, but we're going to drag her back at a future meeting and acknowledge her in a way that's appropriate to all the service that she gave. but i welcome one and shed a tear for the other. that concludes my report. thank you. >> clerk: is there any public comment? >> president buell: there better not. >> clerk: seeing none, public comment is closed. item 3, general manager's report. >> general manager ginsburg: this is the summer recap of the general manager's report, which is sad to say. it's been a terrific summer so i'm going to run through some highlights starting with an outside lands wrap-up. this past weekend the 12th annual outside lands music festival descended on golden gate park.
the three-day festival featured 80 local restaurants, 46 breweries, yes, a grasslands, and was headlined this here by 21 pilots, the illuminate years and paul simon. perhaps the biggest act of the weekend, separate and apart from paul simon was donald glover, danny glover's son, headlining saturday in front of the largest single-day crowd in the phil's history in one of the very last performances of donald glover's hip-hop career. so donald glover is an actor who took on the persona of childish gambino and became a remarkably successful musician.
paul simon closed out the festival bringing local legend and founding member of the grateful dead bob weir onto the stage to play the boxer. the last one was songs of silence which the neighbors were happy about. as has been reported, paul simon is generously donating all his net proceeds for this show to local environmental organizations. the san francisco parks and lands is going to reinvest that donation into our golden gate 150th celebration next year. over the past decade outside lands has contributed over $3 million a year to support department operations and this year's total was $3.6 million. with an additional $115,000 given to our scholarship program through a -- what they call later lands, a charity concert that they do later in the evening, where the proceeds go
to our scholarship program. then on top of that, another pot pays a salary of a full-time gardner and contributes over $15,000 a year to upgrade and repairs where the area is held. on top of all of that they cover all of the over-time related costs to the event. i want to thank another planet and their partners, super fly. they do a fabulous job. they take stewardship of the park very serious. this year we know there were some heightened security issues, and i want to thank another planet for really going the absolute extra mile to make sure people felt safe and on top of that. a big thank you to the san francisco police department and our san francisco park rangers and the department of emergency management that did an extraordinary job. i want to thank marissa rodriguez from the office of cannabis for her leadership.
this was the first event in united states history where it was not cannabis specific, where cannabis was legally sold and legally consumed. that required a heck of a lot of work. the space was space and well managed. overall, we had -- it was a very healthy festival. there were no serious incidents. we had our usual medical calls, none of them related to grasslands. so it was a really good job. all of the agencies coordinated incredibly well. also m.t.a. also a special thanks for my own team which works really, really hard from deana and her team on the permit side to our park ranger division. then of course our park maintenance teams, our golden gate park maintenance team, structural maintenance yard, everybody contributes to make sure that this event is well managed and safe and fun and joyous, which it was this year.
big thank you to all. this week also marks the end of another summer camp season. just so you know the scope of our summer camp programs. 600 weeks of camp were offered this summer, with more than 15,000 registrants. more than 22,000 participants in summer programming overall, which includes adults and non-camp use activities. over 1200 participants received scholarships this summer, totalling over 75% of $1 million. 1100 of those participants were in summer day camps. so we were -- we worked very hard to make sure that everyone had an opportunity to get out and play. camp matter is going smoothly this summer. summer is also a really
important workforce development moment for us. this is when we get to hire, we get to hire kids, transitional aged youth, we participated in the mayor's opportunities for all program. just in recreation alone we hired 432 people this summer, including 72 folks up at camp matter and also 200 teenagers to help us with our camps. so a huge thank you to the hire -- entire recreation staff. i don't think any of them are here because they're working and exhausted, but another job really well done. also during -- since we've last been together, representatives from the san francisco recreation and parks department attended the city park's aalliance's greater and greener parks alliance joining parks organizations from around the globe in denver, colorado. there were over 200 cities
represented at this conference from over 40 states and from 11 different countries. all gathering, all urban park professionals. the conference focused on six tracts, activating parks through urban recreation, city parks essentials, equity, funding, parks infrastructure, and urban greening and biodiversity. i was very, very proud of -- you should be very proud of our department's role in this conference. they led multiple sessions on topics ranging from park accessibility, to low-income families, to engaging children with nature. we certainly look forward to taking what we learned at this conference and applying it to our own parks. i want to thank the city parks alliance and denver parks and recreation department for just being wonderful, wonderful hosts. also this summer you may recall our san francisco bay socks
which is the largest all-girls baseball program anywhere. this past month our 9 and under and 13 and under san francisco bay socks all-girls baseball teams participated in the fifth annual baseball for all national girls baseball tournament. the tournament which has grown from 150 to 350 participants, ages 7 to 18, since inception took place in rockford, illinois, the home of the original rockford peaches of the original baseball league. both of our teams placed in third place in the country in their respective divisions with the 9 and under team beating the los angeles monarchs and the 13 and under team beating boston. if you aren't going to win the thing, at least we beat l.a. and boston. these are talented baseball players and we look forward to following their budding baseball
careers throughout high school and beyond. before summer is over, we have one more big -- two more big concerts coming up. obviously harley strictly blue grass, but today i'm talking about the big picnic and stern grove. the isley brothers are going to play the big picnic, the last big concert of the year. this sunday it's the 82nd season of the stern grove festival. we've got amazing headliners. though we don't want to say goodnight to the season. for those of you who were paying attention don't say goodnight is an isley brothers hit. the festival is open to the public with seating in the grove. then we move from stern grove as we head into fall for mclaren
park for even more music live from the amp presented by friends of the amp returns to mclaren park this august with the kids fest on sunday, august 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the event features magician michael pelatena. stop by for a day of free art, music, magic, science, hiking, and dancing outdoors in beautiful mclaren park. for more information including additional shows this season visit livefromtheamp.org. on august 28 we want to invite everyone to nature play dau day also in mclaren park where kids and families with join us for a day of exploration, creative and play in nature. we will host a day in the
playground at wolsley park. there will be a reading nook, nature art. bring a snack or lunch and stay for a picnic afterwards. for more information visit our website or e-mail rochelle henley. on september 4 we invite you to join us to celebrate the recent completion of improvements at the protrero recreation center. improvements to the site include the renovation of the natural turf ball fields, the resurfacing of the tennis and basketball courts, improvements to the lower level dog play area and more. it was funded by the parks bond. come and have refreshments, free give-aways and most importantly play. then finally party for the parks on september 14. on september 14, join the san francisco parks alliance for its
annual party for the parks. this year's party takes place right here at civic center plaza on saturday, september 14, from 6 to 11 p.m. with our let's play s.f. initiative which is between the san francisco alliance and park department to renovate 13 parks across the city benefitting more than 20,000 children. the event will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and more. for more information and tickets visit www.san francisco parks alliance.org. it has been a summer and will continue to be a busy late summer and fall. with that, let's take a moment to look at one additional amazing celebration that took place in the last month. [♪]
[♪] >> if you haven't been there, commissioners and members of the public, the basketball court is truly extraordinary and i hope it becomes a model for what we do all over the city. i do want to thank the kevin durant charity foundation. he may be a brooklyn net, but his legacy lives on and he was very committed to our community during his time in the bay area.
we're very grateful to him and airbnb and again to my own team for managing an extraordinary project. that concludes the general manager's report. >> president buell: let me add on behalf of the commission to congratulation our general manager. the governor has appointed him to the state parks commission, and we're very proud of you, fill. >> general manager ginsburg: thank you. [ applause ]. >> clerk: is there any public comment on the general manager's report? >> good morning, commissioners. i just [ indiscernible ] our honorable state commissioner phil ginsburg has said. i wanted to comment on the kd 35 and the charity foundation. before that -- after all that
paint and everything else, i had sent him an e-mail and he put my name down and [ indiscernible ] -- 1.7 k. i thanked him for the donation and he and his partner, whoever that guy was, he looked like he was going to be okay. he jumped out of that swimming pool and he was all moving around and the pictures that i got from him -- so i thought that i would like to have that. that was from kd 35, his own page on facebook, and that's about -- there was something else i wanted to talk about. it had to do with $1 million or seven figures over that cannabis sale at outlands concert. i don't think phil had said anything about it. that's a lot of money. i don't know what the park percentage is, but there was a lot more money. my brother lives out in that area. he screams about me all the time
about it. i think that money is going to a good cause. thank you. >> thank you. >> clerk: any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. we're now on item number 4, general public comment up to 15 minutes. 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 and that do not appear on the agenda. with respect to agenda items, you will have opportunity to address the commission when the item is reached in the meeting. i have three blue cards. jude, planary, and maureen. >> overhead, please.
i'm jude dekenorf with friends of the park. before that i wanted to thank you with your support of outside lands. it was fantastic. a huge thank you to phil and staff. right on, you guys knocked it out of the park. i've been going every year since it started. so many moving parts and you made it look easy. it was clean every morning when i got there. thank you for your support. i'm sure i'll be fan girling again. now i'm going to talk about jackson. so my understanding that people from the community have been coming to give support of our project, and basically what the community is looking for is jackson to be identified on the next bond and to receive full funding so we can do our renovation all in one phase in order to serve our current community and our friends moving in.
just to acclimate you all. here is jackson. here is jean friends. here is mission rec. here is pretreoro rec center. that is half a mile from jackson and up a steep hill. this is the most recent one from the planning commission. so as you can see, we have a lot of people moving in. east side is the place to be or at least the place to build, and we're looking for support for our parks on that side also. to that end i would just like to make sure that you know we have a signed m.o.u. with recs and parks. we hope to bring our plan for renovation hopefully to you soon. right now we're focused on advocating for as much allocation of the money, both city and private, to this
project. you might be hearing from more people. i just wanted to let you know. also to invite you, september 14 is a very popular day for partying in the park. you want to see what all the fuss is -- it doesn't show up, sorry. we're having a play in your park party on september 14. we're working with the mayor's office, the police department, the warriors, our neighborhood businesses and community groups. we're having socials and games. we're going to have a pop-up dog park in carolina street. we're hoping that mr. ginsburg will be there also. we invite all of you to come out and see what the fuss is about. our historic clubhouse will be open. we would like to see you there. thank you. >> president buell: thank you. >> clerk: next speaker.
>> good morning, i'm maureen mcvary here on behalf of the friends of jackson park. this time i thought i'd wear my heart on my chest. i am here asking that the full park remodel plan proposed and created by the friends of jackson park, with preinput and collaboration with the officials at park and rec and the community beyond the parkland measure. two months at this meeting i believe there was a discussion at that meeting regarding how the parks on the bond were chosen. has that been discussed further and communicated to the public? i'm interested in that answer. to me it's a simple decision to say yes to the full remodelled park. i ask you as a fellow citizen to drive over to our hood and witness the changes we have endured and are enduring. i previously lived in north beach. right away i noticed how our
park was not served. our streets were really hard on your car's suspension and we were almost ignored. since 1984 thanks to your energy bringing bands and things to the park, many of the parks have been improved tremendously. mclaren park and all the rest and now it's our turn. i want to understand how parks are chosen for the 2020 bond. i ask for support for the full and complete remodel. with your one step this approval from you will propel community involvement in the passage of the bond in 2020. don't forget us. you need our energy and we need to be heard. lastly, i thank you for your service. i know as humans we tend to stay in our own little pocket, but as a steward to the parks and rec
department and a voice for all of us in this city, i ask you, i implore you, and i welcome you to visit our little pocket of san francisco before you make a decision on this really important subject. i'm going to take a break. i won't come back for a couple of months because i see your eyes roll back in your heads. but i am desperately hoping you will give us your support. just come and visit us. thank you. >> president buell: thank you. >> clerk: next speaker, please. >> good morning. my name is planary albert. i hope to gain your support for the friends of jackson park project proposal project. i was born in san francisco on pretrero hill.
i moved away for college and came back in -- this is my first time doing anything like this. hopefully -- so jackson park was my childhood park. i don't remember the memories particularly, but i went to toddler class in our community center. and in the '90s when i was still in the bay area, i would visit the park and notice the renovations that were done in the '90s and then went to college and came back to pretrero hill to live on my own and noted that wasn't any more renovations done to jackson park. so it is now 2019, this year has gone by quick, but it's about time to start bringing in new life to this park. as someone's who's grown up in san francisco and thinking about
having a family here and supporting things, i have joined friends of jackson park to help show my support for the park and grow support and hopefully persuade you to please think about jackson park as a place that needs to be a priority project on the next parks bond. so i thank you for your consideration. maybe next time i will be a little bit more clear. thank you so much. >> president buell: thank you. >> clerk: is there any other public comments? seeing none, public comment is closed. we are now on item 5, consent calendar. commissioners, is there any items you would like to remove from the consent calendar? >> president buell: no. >> clerk: is there any public comment on the consent calendar? seeing none, public comment is
closed. >> move to approve. >> second. >> president buell: moved and seconded. all in favour? so moved. >> clerk: we are now on item 6, san francisco zoo. >> in the month of august our pacaderm building was host to a display depicting drawings of remembrances of things in 1929. coming up on august 31 through labour day, we will be hosting the komoto festival celebrating asian wildlife.
we're celebrating 40 years of the insect zoo where you can learn about bugs and why they're crucial to our ecosystems. on the weekend of august 10 we've got a seshl celebration with insect meet and greets. we host partner associations that weekend as well. our summer programs continue and include nature trail, which is open daily and led by teen volunteers. talk on the wild side, also a daily program by volunteers stationed at various exhibits throughout the zoo. our bio facts about each exhibit and wildlife theater.
our camp ends tomorrow. we had over 280 campers and 80 teaching assistants. we have several early childhood programs at the zoo for all age groups, starting with the stroller safari for children aged up to 2. the program runs every tuesday throughout the summer. we tour exhibits, meet an animal and do activities to develop skills. our little learners program for 18 months to 3.5 years is a year-round program. it focuses on a different animal and includes crafts and an animal visitor. our animal visitors for ages 3 to 5 and is a year-round program offering music, crafts, games and an animal visitor. each class focuses on a letter of the alphabet and a corresponding animal. young zoologists ages 5 to 7 is
a monthly program where children learn about animals and classifications about what makes each group unique. activities include crafts, walks, and a special talk. registration for the next season opens up august 29 with the first class outstanding oceans on september 21. good neighbor days. we're sponsoring good neighbor free days each thursday in september with extended hours to 6:00. we'll be targeting the south bay on september 5, san francisco on september 12, the east day on september 19, and the north day on september 26. each day will include happy hour from 3:00 to 6:00, live entertainment, and a special animal talk. more information available on our website. >> president buell: thank you. >> clerk: is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is
closed. as a reminder this discussion is discussion only. we are now on item 7, guy place mini park, operational hours. >> good morning, commissioners and general manager. my name is brett desmarais, project manager from the capital division. the item before you today is discussion and possible action to adopt a resolution for setting operational hours at guy place mini park located at 4 guy place. the proposed hours would be daily from 8:00 a.m. to # 8:00 p.m. guy place mini park honors the department's strategic plan in the following ways. strategic one is inspire public space. objective 1.1 inspire more open space in high-need areas and emerging neighborhoods. strategic 2 strengthen and promote the safety, health and well-being of san francisco ooets youth and seniors. strategy 4, inspire stewardship.
increase biodiversity and interconnectivity on city parkland. guy place mini park is a small property, about 4,000 square feet located on guy place off of 1th street near the approach to the bay bridge. despite being surrounded by bustling streets and high-rises, this is a low-traffic side street surrounded by lower-scale residential and commercial buildings. the property was acquired with funding through the rinkin hill improvement fund in 2007 and construction which broke ground in the fall of 2018 is provided by improvement fees and an add back. the park is designed for passive use. it offers contemplative space for quiet enjoyment as well as an opportunity for small group gatherings. the design is notable for its use of high-quality materials such as granite unit paving,
ornamental granite slab and boulders. there is a stainless steel fence and gates along its sidewalk frontage. a new sidewalk build-out is also being built as a part of the sidewalk. the area of widened sidewalk contains a park identification sign as well as a permeable pet relief area with a pet fountain accessible at all times. input was sought from the surrounding community. this item was presented to the east cut community benefit district in may 2019 and with the c.b.d.'s assistance additional input was collected from homeowners' associations in the neighborhood. community feedback indicated overwhelming support for the proposed hours with no known opposition. the proposed hours are also supported by the district's
office of supervisor haney. a notice of the hearing was posted july 22, 2019, thereby meeting all legal requirements for notification. construction activities commenced in early september 2018 and the park opening is eagerly anticipated to occur in the fall of this year. staff recommends the commission adopt the resolution for setting the daily operational hours of guy place mini park as 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. i'd be happy to answer any questions. >> president buell: thank you. >> clerk: i have one blue card from katina. >> hi. i'm katina johnson and i live on 88 guy place. i'm also a representative of the east cut community benefit district, but i speak here on behalf of myself. i'm about a minute and a half away from the park as i walk. as brett said, it is a very quiet street and i've had a
couple of very lively e-mail threads with other h.o.a. presidents on our street and on lansing, even though guy place lansing is also connected. we came to the conclusion that 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. would be appropriate for our street. so i just want to express my support for it. everyone is super excited, and we would like to see the park open as quickly as possible and the dog relief area which i think will be used quite frequently. i'm glad that's open 24/7 because there are quite a few animals around. again, definitely in support of the hours, and i hope you all will pass that and we can open the park on time. thank you. >> president buell: thank you. >> clerk: is there any other public comments? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> president buell: commissioners. >> move approval. >> second. >> president buell: moved and seconded. all in favour? >> aye. >> president buell: so moved. >> clerk: we are now on item 8,
shoreview park, award of contract. >> hello, i'm paulina araica, project manager capital division. the item that i am presenting to you today is discussion and possible action to approve a conceptual design for improvements to the for $1,784,000 to j.d.b. & sons construction for the shoreview park renovation. this park is a park located on
bay view hunter's point hillview of district 10 between the rosily lane. this park was transferred to the city of san francisco under the jurisdiction of the recreational parks department from the office of community, development, community investment, and infrastructure or c.a.i. this was approved in june 2017. the recreation staff immediately [ indiscernible ] an extensive outreach and community engagement supported by parks.
we submitted a plan to the commission for approval and it was approved. the staff proceeded with the construction documents completed in may 2019. due to the budget constraints [ indiscernible ] phase 1 actually included the parking infrastructure, demolition, accessible entrances to the park, new picnic area, and furnishings. phase 2 to the project included the new play structure, landscape and planting. with the bids we got