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>> good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, march the fifth, 2013. madam collect, could you please call the roll? >> yes. supervisor avalos? avalos present. supervisor breed? breed present. supervisor campos? campos present. supervisor chiu? chiu present. supervisor cohen? cohen present. supervisor farrell? farrell present. supervisor kim? kim present. supervisor mar? mar absent.
supervisor katy tang? tang present. supervisor wiener? wiener present. supervisor yee? yee present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> thank you. i want to welcome our newest supervisor, supervisor katy tang to [speaker not understood]. (applause) >> and with that, ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. [inaudible] >> colleagues, we have our january 29th, 2013 board meeting minutes. can i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor farrell, seconded by supervisor kim. without objection, those meeting minutes will be approved. madam clerk, are there any communications? >> there are no communications, mr. president.
>> and could you read the consent agenda? >> items 1 through 8 comprise the consent calendar. these items are considered routine. if a member objects, an item may be removed and considered separately. >> colleagues, would anyone like to sever any of these items? seeing none, roll call vote on items 1 through 8. >> on items 1 through 8, supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar absent. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. there are 10 ayes. >> this ordinance is finally passed and resolutions adopted and motions approved. next item, please. >> item 9 is an ordinance amending the administrative code, by adding sections 16.704
and 16.29-7.6, to mandate payments to city employees to offset federal income taxation on health insurance premiums for their same-sex spouses or same-sex domestic partners and to exclude such payments from the computation of compensation under the san francisco employees' retirement system. >> supervisor kim. >> thank you. i just thought i would add myself to the list of co-sponsors. >> any other comments? colleagues, can we take this item same house same call? >> mr. president, we have a new house. >> oh, we have a new house. roll call vote and i understand supervisor cohen would like to be added as a co-sponsor as well. roll call ret. >> on item 9, supervisor fair ill? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen?
cohen aye. there are 11 ayes. >> the ordinance is finally passed. >> item 10. >> item 10 is a resolution approving the contract modification with the children's council of san francisco to manage preschool subsidies to eligible hail den of the city for an amount not to exceed approximately 40.7 million for the period of july 1st, 2012 through june 30th, 2015. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you, president chiu. colleagues, this came out of our budget and finance committee last week. this is a contract modification regarding the administration of our preschool for all program which first five is administered since 2004. this increases down to one to provide retroactive payments to restore seek funding cuts but also to protect against what we happily are projecting as increased enrollment in preschool for all. there's less than 1% goes to admin. this is really reimbursement pass through from the state and i hope we would all support this. >> colleagues, can we take this item same house same call?
without objection this resolution is adopted. item 11. >> item 11 is a resolution authorizing the department of public health, laguna honda hospital rehabilitation center to retroactively accept and expend a gift of $500,000 to the laguna honda gift fund from the period july 1 2012 through june 30, 20 32. >> supervisor yee. >> [speaker not understood] 500,000 from the knight living trust fund to the laguna honda hospital's patient gift fund toward a general benefit of laguna honda's patients. this donation will be used for enhancing residents activities and outings to make the life of residents of laguna honda complete. >> colleagues, can we take this item same house same call? without objection this resolution is adopted. item 12. >> item 2 is a resolution authorizing the children and families commission to retroactively accept and extend i grant in the amount of approximately 1.2 million from the u.s. department of
education supporting an early learning quality improvement system for the period of july 1st, 2012 through december 2015. >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. next item. >> item 13 is a resolution correcting the not to exceed amount in resolution number 384-12, a retroactively authorizing the office of the district attorney to accept a grant from the california victim compensation and government claims board for a project entitled joint powers agreement for approximately 714,000 growing to approximately 1.2 million for the period july 1, 2012 through june 30, 2015. >> same house same call? this resolution is a doddthv. next item. >> item 14 is a resolution amending 5 29-1 is 1 to retroactively increase the fiscal year 2009 buffer zone protection fund grant program from approximately 199,000 to approximately 2 82,000 for the
period of april 1st, 2009 through march 31st, 2013. >> colleagues, same house same call? this resolution is adopted. next item. >> item 15 is an ordinance amending the police code to require firearms dealers to report to the police chief a sale of 500 or more round of ammunition in a single transaction. >> supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. good afternoon, everyone. i first want to thank my colleagues in the public safety committee who heard these two items both 15 and 16 a few weeks ago and i want to thank you for your unanimous support. these two ordinances which i have worked with the mayor's office prohibits the possession of especially lethal forms of ammunition such as anything sold under the brad name winchester black talon which is an ammunition that was designed with sharp prongs or talons which cause -- which can cause significant injury upon impact. ~ also, the second ordinance expands on the city's existing
record which requires any persons selling 500 or more rounds of ammunition to san francisco residents in a single transaction to report it to the chief of police within 24 hours. while this is not a, you know, a tendency to fix and solve our gun violence, i think we can all agree we need to do everything in our power as a city to use every tool we have to address the impact of senseless gun violence. and i also would like to thank the police department, mayor ed lee and his staff as well as dr. andrei campbell who is the head of trauma surgery at san francisco general hospital. i'd like to thank my staff who put in countless hours in crafting this legislation as well as doing the due diligence and tracking gun legislation, not just happening here in san francisco, but what is happening on the state level and what's happening on the national level. i'm also excited to announce that this particular piece of legislation is also going to be picked up and carried on a state level by one of our members of the assembly down in
the south bay. thank you. the rest -- i turn it back to you. >> colleagues, any further discussion? can we take this ordinance same house same call? without objection, this ordinance has passed on the first read. item 16. >> item 16 is an ordinance amending the police code to prohibit the possession or sale of certain ammunition including black talon ammunition and ammunition intended exclusively for law enforcement and military purposes. >> colleagues, can we do this same house same call? this ordinance is also passed on the first read. item 17. >> item 17 is a resolution determining that the issuance of a type 42 on sale beer wine and line premises license folsom street foundry located at 1425 folsom street would serve the public convenience. >> colleagues, same house same call? this resolution is adopted. item 18. >> item 18 is a resolution determining that the transfer of a type 21 off-sale general license from 345 eddy street to
135 powell street for walgreens company will serve the public convenience. >> president chiu. >> thank you, mr. chair. first i want to thank colleagues from the city operations and services neighborhood committee for hearing this item. i have circulate today all of you a number of amendments that simply reflect the agreement that we had discussed in cons for some reason it wasant worked into the resolution that you have in front of you. and so i'd like to ask for that motion to amend and take a moment to explain what they are. this particular liquor license was requested by walgreens and there have been a number of questions raised by the community and also the planning commission about whether drugstores like walgreens or cvs ought to have liquor licenses. this is an issue that has been rising up with increaseving intensity in my district where we have a high concentration of liquor licenses. i also know in supervisor kim's district, in district 6, and other parts of the city. now, there has been a
discussion about whether drugstores ought to have liquor licenses at all, and i think that is an appropriate discussion. but at a time when we have not yet prohibited that, my constituents and neighborhood folks wanted to make sure that we not only saw the transfer of one liquor license to this walgreens store, but actually two. so that there is a net positive impact on a very overly concentrated and saturated area for liquor licenses. and, so, the amendment reflects the agreement that the community and my office have with walgreens that is going to be proposed in union square. at this time ask first that we adopt the amendment and then hopefully, colleagues, ask for your support with this liquor license. >> so, we have a motion to amend by president chiu, seconded by supervisor farrell. can we take that motion to amend without objection? without objection. colleagues, can we take this item same house same call? >> as amended, chair. >> same house same call as amended.
>> next item. >> item 19 is a resolution authorizing the department of public works to retroactively accept and expend a federal grant in the amount of 797,000 fromerth federal highway administration so farth slow boulevard pedestrian safety improvements project from january 2013 to december 2016. >> supervisor yee. ~ >> yes, as you know, i made the pedestrian safety a key issue in my office and all of you know that for the tragedy that happened saturday evening when 17-year-old student was hit and killed on the slope boulevard. this tragedy really continues to strengthen my commitment to this issue and my dedication to working as hard as i can to never have to be in this situation again. today i am sponsoring this resolution to start addressing the pedestrian safety needs in district 7. this grant will provide pedestrian [speaker not understood] and enhance pedestrian crossings at three of the most hazardous
intersections along slope boulevard which is really highway 35. this grant is for $797,000 for improvements to the slope boulevard at the intersections of ever glade drive, [speaker not understood] drive and 23rd avenue which together with the 130,357 dollars that the transportation authority will be considering at the march 19th plans and program committee totals up to $9 27,000 plus. this money will be used to install curb ~ -- curb ramps and median improvements at these three corners. these three intersections are responsible for almost three collisions in the last five years. colleagues, i ask for your support. >> colleagues, any further discussion? can we take this item same house same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted. item 20. >> item 20 is a motion
appointing supervisor london breed, term ending january 31st, 2015, to the golden gate bridge highway and transportation district. >> colleague, could we have a motion to excuse supervisor breed? motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor wiener. without objection, supervisor breed is excused. and can we take a roll call vote. >> on item 20, supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. there are 10 ayes. >> that motion is approved. item 21. >> item 21 is a motion confirming the mayor's re-appointment of tom nolan, term ending march 1st, 2017 to the municipal transportation
agency board of directors. >> roll call vote? >> on item 21, supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. there are 11 ayes. >> this motion is approved. colleagues, we will go to roll call for introductions. >> supervisor farrell, you are first. >> thank you, madam clerk. two items, first quickly i'm introducing hearing regarding federal sequestration on the impacts it will have on our city and county of san francisco. this federal sequestration as we've all read is a series of automatic trigger cuts totaling 1.2 trillion over 10 years, 85
billion of which will be cut alone this year. the initial reports for the city and county of san francisco are between 10 and $25 million, but the exact costs truly are undetermined. and these cuts are going to affect our city's most vulnerable first. i really want san franciscans to bet on the cuts for [speaker not understood] and we will be having the upcoming weeks in the budget and finance committee. more importantly, colleagues, i'd ask your indulgence regarding roll call procedures that president chiu and supervisor campos also be able to ask -- be allowed to speak here in the beginning. but as many of you know, today, i'm very proud to announce we have come to an agreement with cpmc to build two brand-new hospitals here in our city and county of san francisco and both of their existing facilities in our city. after a, what was a failed attempt last