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and kids would be killed. that officer should have repeat what had i was just told and popped in between the eyes with his gun. dead and sent him to hell. that is what happened, ok? that is a fact. you think i'm lying? go to infowars.com and get the eyewitness testimony from the folks that saw and heard this stuff. it's called the noble lie. $19. the noble lie. president chiu: next speaker. >> congratulations, mayor lee, on his second term. and inaugurated on the king's birthday. king of rock and roll. elvis presley. ♪ welcome to the supervisor wilmer christina owe laly -- olague won't you come on in from the planning commission
where you have -- haven't been and we like you here take away our city fears and it's the new year time to get in gear wise men say only mayors rush in but we can't help falling in city love with you can you stay another four years for we can't help falling in city love with you like a riveer -- city river flows sure to the sea city you can see mayor lee was meant to be take our districts take our whole city too
because we can't help falling in city love with you ♪ ♪ thank you, supervisors, too, and you, president chiu. ♪ thank you good luck too ♪ president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, president chiu, and members of the board of supervisors. my name is john caldera and i'm one of your appointed supervisors to the veterans affairs commission. at last evening's election, i was honored by the elevation and the election of president of the commission. with that in mind, i wanted to come and extend an olive branch to you in the hopes that we can do great things for veterans in the coming future. as you may or may not know, within the next 18 months, all veterans that are across the street in the veterans building
will become homeless. every veterans organization that meets there, whether it's addressing the needs of our homeless veterans or veterans for peace or the american legion, one of the largest veterans organizations within san francisco, all those veterans groups will become homeless, including the san francisco veterans affairs commission, which meets there once a month. it is hoped that we will be able to be welcomed into city hall so that we will be able to have our monthly meetings here as well as address the needs of where these veterans are going to go in the future. there are other issues that i would like to address with each and every one of you publicly. supervisor wiener, you made a reference to the commission makeup. out of 17 seats on the veterans affairs commission, i am the only representative of the lgbt community. you mentioned african americans. i'm very pleased to say that there are two african-american women and one african-american man composed in the commission. vietnam veteran. with that in mind, at the inauguration of sheriff mirkarimi, it was mentioned that one out of 15 african-americans
in san francisco is incarcerated. we need to do better. we formed a women's caucus and we know that one in every three women that have served in the military has experienced some type of sexual trauma. we need to do better. i reach out to you and hope we can work together. thank you very much. >> president chiu and members of the board, good evening. my name is chris and i live and work in san francisco. i'm a six-year resident. i've also been a polling place inspector here. i've served 10 times over the past six years in san francisco. i'd like to speak about ring trace voting. it's a good system. voter participation was highest last november. on a ring trace voting, san franciscans have elected one of the most representative city governments in the united states . since it began, racial and
ethnic minority representation has doubled from four to eight members. a wide cross section of an streanfrean is well represented on the board, including the lgbt community, moderate, liberals, progressives and conservatives. there are many constructive things we can do to make this good system even better. for example, the department of elections currently takes an approach toward voter verification than it needs to. the department says not to answer questions even if we're not eligible. instead, we're asked to direct voters to a phone number. this is on page 30 of this year's poll worker training manual. why not instead train election officials and some poll workers to help voters understand not just what the but the why of ring trace voting. in addition, when we replace voting equipment, we can replace it with ballots that have a better design and let voters use more than three rankings. we should also consider improvements to public financing that discourage -- [inaudible]
from cluttering the field as in the ordinance introduced today. all of these steps will reach even better elections and more voters. finally, i encourage you not to put a repeal amendment on the ballot in june. in june, 40% of fewer voters participated on average than in november. the voting population will also be even more disproportion atly republican than the city at large because of the presidential primary. let's improve our elections. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> hi, supervisors, happy new year to all of you. i'd like to address my comments to supervisor mar. this is called -- president chiu: excuse me, sir. i want to mention that under the rules of the chamber, you can address your comments to all of us here at the board.
>> ok, great. to all the supervisors and especially to eric mar. recently, lady liberty found the hopes and aspirations of men and women in the service. paul, who numbered among the 12, was murdered by mayor lee. lee was inaugurated for a term on sunday. an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. who is paul? on february 16, i will finalize my plan to change my name to jesus christ. just to assist you in this process i would like to make some comments about how my name might relate to the u.s. constitution and also to make a comment from another of the 12,
brother and never again, there should always be a gay president in these united nations. how do you put a value or meaning to life? can your country put a value on life? the dollar, the one, vegetation, the five, you, union, the 10, t, twins. the 20, p, for pirates. the 50, e, god's house. the 100, a, offer a rainbo. can you read the music in the air? revelations 22, versus six through 13. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker.
>> good evening, supervisors. my name's douglas knap. during the inauguration, one thought crossed my mind continually. in politics who do you trust? there was an advocacy of cooperation between the mayor and the board. in my opinion, who do you trust? in my opinion, the chinese nation, past, present and future, has done a great disservice. when your honor was lost, just for political expediency and prominence. to me and to many other chinese that i've talked to who dare not say it publicly for obvious reasons, their goals are
reputation. so i ask everyone sitting here, who are you going to trust? in the assignments i just heard for g.a.o., i learned a very interesting lesson, too. if you do your job well, you will be -- you can fill in the blank. also, i feel that in san francisco there is a suspicion way of solving problem -- suspicious way of solving problems. chris bailey is treated one way. ross mirkarimi is treated similarly and yet since 2008 i'm still waiting for sitting supervisor to answer a very simple yes or no question, which city attorney herrera still refuses to do anything.
if he's done anything, i don't know about it and i should. thank you. president chiu: next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. happy new year and welcome to the new supervisors. i'm executive director of library users association. the san francisco public library, if you could show the flyer, is planning very soon to eliminate the historic multicultural community created murel on the library. this murel was painted by arch williams, a gay man, and carlos in 1980 to 1982 with the help of many neighborhood adults and kids. the existing missourial covers three sides of the building with the front facing side including the historically important chilean musician, victor hara.
if they could focus in on that. victor harrah playing the guitar with his names and words from one of his songs. he was tortured and killed by the chilean military when they seized power in 1973. the stadium where it happened in the capital is now named after him. the military also destroyed tapes of his recordings. nonetheless, according to "the new york times," relatively recently, chile is experiencing a full-fledged victor harrah revival. a documentary about harrah has recently been completed and the trailer is available online at resurrectionofvictorhara.com. the destruction of this mural is wrong. and we ask you, supervisors, to do -- and the public to do what you can to preserve this valuable asset. you should know that this
destruction plan has happened without any discussion about the mural's important history of community creation, the specific images such as victor hara himself and without discussion of the words of victor hara or holly near who is also included, all of which will disappear. thank you. chiu tchue thank you. next speaker -- president chiu: thank you, next speaker. >> my second hand is on 10. my name is steve lightfoot, world famous jon lennon murder evidence expose artist. author of leninmurdertruth.com and i'm here to tell the world, not just you, don't visit san francisco as a tourist destination and i'm going to try to jink the 49ers and every other team for the next year from winning and i'm going to go to cam la harris in sacramento who i know is on my side and do everything on my power to disbar judge michael beggart at the
traffic court. i was just railroaded on a ticket i didn't deserve, a ticket that was set up for me months and months ago on 19th avenue and stern grove. at 3:30 in the morning. and my bumper is over the line. and before i even went through the intersection at 3:30 in the morning, the corrupt city of san francisco probably manually with a human being behind the controls stopped me four consecutive lights in a row to the point where me and the guy next to me were bolting off the next green to get out of that sequence. when the fifth light turned yellow, i went through it because i knew i had time and i knew if i stopped i'd have been rear ended and yet michael beggart, a corruptist judge as i've been before in my life and i've been hundreds of judges, as corrupt as they come, swatted down all my motions, admitted that they did not receive my motions for a change of venue
that i timely submitted with proof of service two weeks ago, admitted that he did not receive my other motion to dismiss for discriminatory prosecution and he railroaded this entire trial through. i'm depg to use my website and talk radio to destroy your tourist industry and i have lots of fans internationally, to destroy your reputation and can your sports teams from winning because i can jink them. you guys are in for a rough ride. >> members of the task force, director of san francisco open government. i first want to sin veerl wish and hope that you each had a very pleasant holiday season. and i would like to wish you a happy new year or as the hawaiians say, [speaking in foreign language] i've come before the board on numerous occasions to talk about the issues of public access to records and public right to
comment at meetings. and i will continue to do so. today i'm going to start out the first of this year acknowledging two people which i see ignored by this body and by the library commission and by the library commission treated on occasion very badly and that is an unanimous citizen who talks to you very frequently about the friends of the public library and mr. peter warfield, the president of the library users association, who has talked to you about the library murals. both of those gentlemen worked very, very hard on issues that apparently not too many other people seem to be interested in. but they persist. i have experienced some things with the public library and the library commission that show me that the unanimous citizen, when he talks about the friends, has some very valid points. in fact, recently mr. herrera,
the city librarian, was found in violation of the sunshine ordinance, withholding public records having to do with the friends. mr. warfield has gone before the library commission to talk about their process in dealing with the mural which if you look at the actual process is a joke. it is something that is put up to make things go. at the arts commission meeting yesterday, the term was used, steam roller. and they were trying to appoint a new president and they didn't get it done. they didn't steam roll that one. president chiu: next speaker. >> hi, i'm the cheerleader at the medical marijuana cheerleader and i want to talk to you today about what is love. love this year has started with
an inauguration of a new mayor and -- [inaudible] i also want to talk to you about love when it deals with violence, whether uruguay or lesbian in this country. this is what the heart says. hey, brain. what does love mean? the heart says, well, heart, love means different things to different people. it can be trust, respect, boundaries, safety, communication. what do some of these things do for us? so, you know, with this being martin luther king weekend, you know, holiday, we ask occupy 99, the occupy marijuana people who are going through great things, because you know, marijuana does not rape and molest young kids in playgrounds. criminals do that. corruption does that. and we need to come to our senses and know that medical
marijuana place like laguna market where you can get a $3 gram to $50, everyone else's grams start at $25 a gram. you have people who need their medical marijuana medicine. so we're asking occupy medical marijuana and people for lgbt -- i mean, lgbt people to come out for martin luther king celebration this weekend. because, you know, the day that dr. king gave his message, the day before he died, we need to know our history about america. all of us are multicultural. thank you. and i hope you all come out for the king celebration. we'll see you back on the 24th. i promise. president chiu: thank you. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment? seeing none, general public comment is closed. could you please read the adoption. >> items 41 through 45 are being considered for immediate seeking unanimous adoption. these items will be acted on
with a single roll call vote. president chiu: colleagues, would anyone like to sever any items? supervisor wiener: item 44. supervisor wiener: aye. supervisor avalos: aye. supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. supervisor farrell: aye. supervisor kim: aye. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor olague: aye. >> there are 11 ayes. president chiu: resolutions are adopted. item 44. >> item 44 is a motion directing the clerk to work with kpoo radio on a plan to enable the radio station to broadcast weekly board of supervisors meetings and to implement the plan for such broadcasts. supervisor wiener: yes. so, this was introduced by supervisor now sheriff mirkarimi
at his last meeting. while i am completely supportive of it, it would be great to get back on the kpoo radio, i'm informed it will cost us money to do that. and in the past that used to be paid for by redevelopment apparently which of course is not going to exist anymore. and so this directs the motion that directs the clerk to work out a plan and to implement it and so i just don't think -- i think it's premature. i move to table this matter. president chiu: motion to table. second to that? seconded by supervisor chu. without objection? without objection, this item is tabled. and with that, madam clerk, could you read the memoriams? >> yes. today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individuals. on behalf of supervisor campos for the late mr. arnold ellis. on behalf of supervisor elsbernd for the late miss lillian
francis david clark and miss cheryly ahern. on behalf of the full board for the late mr. john buchanan. president chiu: and, madam clerk, do we have any more business in front of this body? >> that concludes the business. president chiu: at this time we're adjourned -- we're adjourned. thank you, everyone.
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