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[speaking a foreign language] finally, san francisco has a mayor with courage. i see my mayor today.
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not only that. i talk with him when he goes outside. i had a chance. i talked with him, man to man. i asked him to support my district, district 6. he promised to do so. he walked in market street with his team to show that he has courage to change everything. more than that, he gave me his promise to support our young. supervisor jane kim -- i showed him your picture he thought you were a movie star. i want you to promise to support her. guess what? he did. he signed it here on her
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picture. that means he promises he is going to support district 6. i believe he is going to do so. he cannot do it by himself. this young lady -- i tell her before not to give up. he liked to hear that. finally, two of our supervisors took my advice last week. they decided to eat fruit and vegetables like i tell them. thank you. president chiu: thank you. >> stop the corporate rate of the public library. do not give money to the foundation. if you have listened to my presentation even a little bit, you never they fall into three categories. the first is the lack of library
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service the results from privatization and making fund- raising the highest priority. the second is a lack of accountability in the privatisation, which allows bidders to put their benefit before the public welfare. the third is what makes the other to work, the violation of open government and democratic principles. as long as money is more important than honesty, thieves and liars will always be in charge. the library commission has become the most egregious sunshine violator in the city because suppression of accountability and democracy does not give them anything for their money. when the president of the library of violated the right to the public comment, the sunshine task force found it so egregious it was a violation of the sunshine ordinance. after being referred to the ethics position, -- ethics commission, it was fun to fall below the standard of decency
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required of all public officials. a victim of this treatment was not me, but it is typical of how many people have been treated. the case is still pending before the ethics commission. letters supporting sunshine violations should reference complete 100115. contempt for democracy and accountability has become part of library culture because raising millions from the corporate elite is its own reward. the damage to our society is a measurable. that is why the lies cost more than the money. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. just lay it down, and sfgtv will
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do the rest. >> your time is ticking. >> it is not working. there is. i am glad to have this opportunity to speak to all men, especially those of the household of faith. you see what a large letter i have written to you in my own hand, from look and zechariah. you know that palm sunday is coming up this sunday. it says the disciples began to rejoice and praise god with a loud voice, saying blessed be the king met, in the name of the lord. the paris is said to rebuke the disciples. jesus said that if they should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cried out. why did he say that? it says it was a loud voice.
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the 400-year-old prophesy said it rejoiced greatly. shout, o daughter of jerusalem. when god commits himself in writing to do something, it is going to happen. it is only a matter of time. god has said that someday he is going to raise the dead. god has said that. jesus said when you see the abomination and desolation spoken to you, that is the son of my coming and the end of the world. daniel said the abomination of desolation would happen in 1290 days. it is my firm contention you can interpret this. 9/11 was the abomination and desecration. when they interviewed jesse ventura last night --
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president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> i am susan terrence. i wanted to think the board of supervisors for letting me speak. thank you for introducing our proclamation. april 16, california poets in schools day, we are sponsoring nine free events in the city for the national poetry month in april. the book to proclaim april 16 as california poets in school stay in san francisco. you're celebrating many voices in the city, especially voices of five to 18-year-olds. i would like to read a poem written by a third grader. inside the universe our books. in such books are words. inside words are meaningless --
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are meanings. here is another. i and the daughter of bright orange california poppies. my voice is calm and sweet. you can hear it when it blows softly through your ears. i am the grass, the hills. we thank you for your consideration of this proposal. president chiu: thank you. if i could just mentioned, it in the board chambers unfortunately we do not permit applause or an expression of opposition. if i could ask you to please curb your enthusiasm, that would be appreciated. >> i am also with the california poets. this is a wonderful afternoon. i have not sat through at a meeting in a long time. i am happy to be here. in the packet, we send it out to 1200 friends. i just wanted to read the poem
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that is written by a 12th grader, roberta taurus -- roberto torres. when i put my hands around my eyes and looked up, and it see only blue sky and clouds passing by. my eyes grew blue. my memory printed on you. blue sky, when we ate in the backyard under the tree. blue sky, i see it reflected. it is like a diary of everything that happened to you is written there. you are my only witness. happy spring. have the blue skies. happy poetry month. thank you. >> happy spring indeed. i moved here in spring 1989. my name is eric foster early --
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osberly. i represent the lgbt community. it tough to navigate six sex and sexual health with premise and honesty. it is a true symbol of my personal liberation and identity. to lgbt youth coming of age in the midwest or middle east, the eagle says hang on to your dreams and your identity. someday you will join us. this important gathering space says to us regardless of our gender or sexual orientation, you are beautiful, a whole, weird, and creative like us. welcome to san francisco. welcome home.
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>> i am a south of market president, district 6. i think the supervisors who stepped forward to help us in our efforts to keep the eagle open. the eagle is a very old and venerable institution. it is the anchor for the community in soma. it is an anchor of the folsom street fair. this event brings millions of dollars to san francisco. if the eagles were to close, it would dampen the turnout for these events and the revenue flowing into the city. the city itself has an interest in doing what it can to keep the eagles open, keep a day, and keep it welcoming to the alternative communities of san francisco. thank you. >> i am anaconda. i am also a resident of district 6.
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i also have over 75 letters that were hand written last night. within a day, we were able to get 200 people out to the bar. we were also able to move a hundred of them over to the skylark to express how we could not lose the eagle. in 30 years, it has raised over $3 million for nonprofits just on sundays. i have been positive for 22 years. my anniversary was yesterday. 11 years ago, when i was in the hospital and would not be able to pay my rent, the eagle is the reason i was able to stay in san francisco. it is that kind of help and community effort that the eagle represents here in san francisco and to the crew community. there are creatures who want to keep it open and working in the manner that it has been.
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if there is anything the board can do to smooth out the relations between the new owner who inherited the property, and help him understand that here in san francisco the clear community needs places like this -- when i left pennsylvania, driven out by my family, and arrived here in san francisco, it is places like the eagle that kept me alive. thank you very much. >> dee lightner. district 6 resident. i have been going to the eagles since i moved to san francisco five years ago. it is one of the few gay bars where i felt completely welcome as a career woman -- as a queer woman. at this point, we appreciate all the support we have already received from the board of supervisors.
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perhaps we can move forward with historic preservation of the site of the eagle. i am not sure exactly where we need to go at this point. all i know is that it is very important to me personally and to the community at large to keep the eagles open. thank you. >> my name is brian morris. i am not sure which district. i wanted to speak out on behalf of the eagle. i did used to work there 14 years ago. it has been a rally point for our community. it supports all these charities. i heard you talking about whether or not to have a theme for the botanical gardens because that would bring in more money for recreation -- a fee for the community garden because it would bring in money for recreation and activity centers. help us keep our community
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center. it brings in all sorts of things and community rallying points. please do anything you can within your power to get it declared a historic landmark somehow and to let us keep our community center there. thank you. >> my name is peter keane. the epidemic of closures underscores the point that even in a city where lgbt people have made greater strides than perhaps any other, our institutions require vigilance and protection. the life in the castro is vanishing because acceptance of gay people makes a bookstore's less necessary. in essence, the success of the gay-rights movement imperil its own accomplices and history. it is paradoxical that communities can thrive and be in jeopardy at the same time. as much as we love san francisco, it is an expensive
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place to live. if the eagle disappears, the tragedy would mostly be because it is one of the last places to be a widow. -- a weirdo. it has been there as long as i have been alive. what if city lights bookstore lost its lease? what if the castro theater decided to go condo? with the city allow these institutions to fall to the market? i know you would not. it is more than pure sentiment. they are to imagine what san francisco is. if nothing else, i hope to come away with the grasp of the index credibility with the eagle and the lgbt community, and therefore the city itself. if you are not convinced, i invite you to come on sunday. this sunday, it is good to be a party.
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>> i want to bring two points to the board of supervisors's attention. one is the fund-raising that allows some members of the gay community to continue getting support from the aids emergency fund or the aids housing alliance, which helped me and my husband be able to get better housing and move out of the place we were stuck for six years. the other item speaks to san francisco at large. it is the issue of diversity and having enough public places that are not only gay, but tolerate all kinds of people. whether you are gay, straight, male, female, or transgender, it
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would be sad if this institution closed and no longer offer the diversity that i think exemplifies san francisco. thank you very much for this. >> my name is wayne ice. i want to continue on a theme in support of saving the eagle. it is not just a bar. it is important to our community. i have lived most of my life without the communities to support me as a gay man. i served 14 years in the marine corps. i have now been flying for a major airline for almost 14 years. i have always been one of one in most of my social life. i came here to san francisco and i am so joyful to live in a place that supports me and my community as a gay man. the eagle is a place where we
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gather to rejoice and celebrate, where we gathered to mourn and he'll, where we gather to support each other. there have been countless fund- raisers not just for charities, but to support individuals who have been victims of accidents or medical emergencies. it is a community center for us. it is more than just a for- profit enterprise. it is more than a bar. it cannot be replicated. it is a unique space. there is a sense of history and heritage we have there. as a san franciscan, i ask for your support. please help us save the eagle. thank you. >> i am edmund larry. i would like to show you this. i will read to you. this weekend, we had the national trends gender conference. it was great.
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just to show you a few of the faces out here -- aren't they beautiful? these are called the angels of change. they are fighting against prejudice. it is great that i am here today. the eagle is a great place i could go with my pink wig on or what ever. you of not been seeing me is because i have been doing my karaoke at the cat club. but i wore a pink wig and they told me i could not come back. you know what? it is wrong i had come there for a whole year. we need places like the eagle, who raise money for breast cancer. they do a lot. a lot of people think i am janet jackson. you thought i was janet jackson. she is coming here on the 19th and the 22nd.
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supervisor chiu, your rhythm and blues. supervisor kim, we want you to give genentech's and a proclamation. this is something we can do her first time in san francisco. we will be having a little smoke out there at 4:24 patience who cannot get too golden -- for patients who cannot get to golden gate park and berkeley. if you are a victim of residing all black, brown, or poor, residing in your sro -- president chiu: thank you on behalf of all of the
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supervisors from rhythm nation. general public is closed. could you read the adoption without committee reference calendar, please? madam court has just reminded us we have not yet filed item one, given that we have finished general public comment, including individuals who wanted to comment on questions asked during question time. i would like to file. without objection. now, if we could go back to adoption without committee reference. >> items 22 through 27 are being considered for immediate in unanimous adoption. these will be acted on by a single roll call vote unless a member requests otherwise. president chiu: would anyone like to sever any items? supervisor avalos: item 22.
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president chiu: please call the roll on items 23 through 27. supervisor farrell: aye, supervisor kim: aye. supervisor weiner: aye. supervisor avalos: aye. supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. >> there are 10 ayes. president chiu: item 22. >> resolution supporting the california assembly bill, domestic worker bill of rights. supervisor avalos: colleagues, i hope you can support this resolution, sponsored by our own assembly member, tom amiano.
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california has an estimated 200,000 domestic workers, comprised of housekeepers, nannies, and care givers for children, care givers for the elderly and disabled. the work in private households to care for the health and safety and well-being of many families and homes. domestic workers have historically been excluded from basic labor laws which serve to protect workers. the fair labor standards act of 1938, which congress enacted to ensure a fair day's pay for a fair day paperwork excluded domestic workers from its protection. domestic workers are the backbone of california's economy. they do hard work that makes all our work possible and are entitled to the same basic protections as other members of the workforce. domestic workers work alone, behind closed doors, and out of the public eye, leaving them vulnerable to abuse and exploitation and unable to
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abdicate collectively for better working conditions. domestic workers often labor under harsh conditions for long hours and low wages, without benefits of job security, and face termination without notice or severance pay, leaving many suddenly without jobs or a home. the vast majority of domestic workers are women of color, who because of discrimination and fear of deportation are particularly vulnerable to unlawful employment practices and abuses. most domestic worker support children and family of their own. more than half our primary income earners. two-thirds earn wages below the poverty line. the passage of this bill to protect this valuable work force and to provide equilibrium -- equal labor rights is essential and would make sure that we can provide quality care to the individuals and homes to which they are interested.
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i hope you can join me in supporting this assembly bill. thank you. president chiu: some house and call? without objection. please read the in memoriams. >> andy zang. bill lowenburg. president chiu: do we have any more business in front of this body? we are adjourned.
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>> i work with the department of environment and we are recycling oil. thank you. we can go into a refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you
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want to get rid of? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open.
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you are set to go. you are set to go. so are you going out tonight? i can't. my parents say i have to be home right after work. ugh. that's so gay. totally gay. ugh. that is so emma and julia. why are you saying, "that's so emma and julia"? well, you know, when something is dumb or stupid, you say, "that's so emma and julia." who says that? everyone. announcer: imagine if who you are were used as an insult.


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