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the director of the early child-care and education of the human services agency and that entity deals with child-care providers from the larger, you know, professional child-care organizations for-profit, non-profit to your child-care providers that work inside their homes. so the primary focus was talking about how could we work together? what way can we work together to assist the smaller child-care providers in running and operating their business? you know, maintaining -- because they are just individuals who do this for love and they don't necessarily think about the business organization. so we have just started having a conversation and a dialogue and i don't know exactly what is going to
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transpire from here, but just to have the information. we shared with michelle the information that we provide at the assistance center, when an individual or individuals come in, who want to do child-care especially child-care in their home. what are the rules? what are the regs? and also, more importantly, what sort of support is out there? hsa does have some financing programs and some technical assistance programs that they do as well. so part of our discussion was how can we better integrate that with our neighborhood economic development organizations, and things of that sort? so that was just a really -- those are the kind of things that i like to do and work on with different departments. and that we're really thinking about some of our smallest employers. but who also leading up to the issue that was before this with
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women entpreneurs that also have tremendous impact for individuals as well. i am not going to review -- there just some brief updates in terms of some of the legislation and policy and just note that supervisor reed has reintroduced the divisadero and fillmore districts. the 415628 i'm keeping tabs working with jason eliot, just on where things are. it's still before the puc for evaluation. they still -- the comment
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period for businesses, individuals to provide comment to the public is still there. and i think some of our recommendations may not be -- how do i want to put it? the puc may not be able to consider, the california public utilities commission, the cpuc and this is around maintaining without doing the direct overlay, but maintaining the 415 area code for as along as possible. so i will just continue to keep you apprised as those developments happen. the affordable care act, so we received our presentation today. but then on the other hand in terms of outreach/education,
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the grant has been submitted. dph is the lead on that, and our office, with some other agencies, would be subcontractors with that master grant. we will know april 26th about the grant being award. i do feel confident that we will get something. there are other agencies submitting grants outside of what dph is doing. so it will be unknown if covered california will award the entire grant to dph or whether they might give us some of it and those other agencies some of it. i do feel confident that dph will get a pretty good portion of it. and then from there, we have a certain percentage of it for us to be able to hire to do some
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outreach and education, which i think, as you heard today is going to be extremely important . so then also with the wage task force, we had the last -- two weeks ago, we had the presentation for businesses as part of the wage test task force. and so don houston of el rio and karen hessler, are the business representatives on the task force and myself, presented on what businesses have to go through to open their business? what are the state, federal and local regulations that businesses need to be aware of and to comply with? what was interesting is that there is both don and both karen and one
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business knew about california employers association, which is a non-profit entity that is there to help businesses with human resource issues. and it's really designed for smaller businesses, and then one business didn't know about it. so this really helped for us to demonstrate the complexities. and i think there is always just this assumption that you put something into law and businesses know about it. and that really, not until a business gets to be about 100 employees, do they start having, according to the california employers association sort of in-house human resources person on staff. so this really helped us to sort of demonstrate the complexity. i think our kind of message is with the task force is more regulation may not necessarily
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be the need to deal with wage test and that we need to strengthen what is there. so that was kind of orientation was to demonstrate the amount of regulation that is currently there. and then i wanted to with the last two items are calendar item march 19th general services agency and contract monitoring division as parts of march as being international women's month for the commissioner on the status of women. they are doing a women's business enterprise workshop for women lbes and sbes and march 13 and march 23, thank you commissioner adams for the connection that bart is holding
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their revamping a program for small business program. and so they are do{alt+}{alt+shift+}dner kleinwort wasserstein doing outreach and education about how to do contracting with bart. and that concludes my report, unless you have any questions. >> thank you director dick-endrizzi. >> march 23rd is the meeting open to the public? >> it's open to the public. >> it's free, so it's open to the public. and the march 23rd is at the west bay conference center in the fillmore. and the march 13 is at city college on valencia street on
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the mission campus. >> i do have a flier here, if anyone is interested? >> just one? >> we can forward you that information. >> they are going to do a special blast, i think, that is what jane said at the office. >> thank you. >> thank you. thank you, director dick-endrizzi. >> next item please >> commissioners, item 12, president's report, allows the president to report on recent small business activities and make announcements that are of interest to the small business community. >> have i got a couple of things here. and both of them have to do with the department of public works. dpw, i i participated in the
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graffiti abatement because dpw is trying to get businesses to sign up if you see [tkpwra-ufrts/] on public property such as trashcans or benches or walls. you can always call 311 or we're trying to get as many business owners to go out to these classes and they give you the whole kit. i got my vest. i got my paint. they give you the scapers to scrape off of utility pole and i really enjoyed it. i had my green paint in the
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back of the car and painted a trashcan really quick, but we're trying to get as many small businesses, especially in the merchant corridor to take this class to get your graffiti clean kit. because like i said, you can always call 311 and within 2, 3 minutes you can do-it-yourself and with america's cup coming up and tourist season, we're going to have a lot of people in our neighborhoods here. so that is just one thing that neighborhood businesss can do. and the other thing that dpw does and i signed up for this as well is called "sf giants sweep." and it's getting everybody to sign the pledge and they are asking schools and businesses and residences and this is another area where they are trying to get people in the small business corridors to
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sign up and sweep around your businesses, and not just sweep it in the street, but sweep it up and put it in a trash receptacle. you can go to and further down in the agenda i will ask if a representative of dpw can present to the merchant groups to join on these programs, which i think is really important. it's all about loving your neighborhoods. that is what i have today. keep it clean and green. >> commissioner item 13, vice president's report. >> i actually went to the
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opening of the new market in the divisadero and i encourage everybody to go out. >> i heard they had a line up to get in. >> they did, for the ice cream. >> next item. >> commissioner 14, commissioner reports >> commissioner o'brien? >> not to report per se, but just to let everyone know that i received a communication today that we are going to -- they are going to show the new tracking system that has been a work in progress for many, many years. we're going to see their
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working alpha version, this week or not week and i will be going to see it. so i will be reporting back to everybody on how stable it is and what it looks like. it's pretty exciting. at a lot of people in the small business community and builders and everybody will be able to utilize this system. so i will report back on what it looks like. >> thank you. commissioner dooley. >> we had someone come from sf travel to our north beach association and they mentioned that they would like to be more involved with promoting small business, especially in the neighborhood corridors. and i think that is someone that we should really get involved with. they were really enthusiastic
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to support small businesses, the life blood of how they see people coming to san francisco. so i was very pleased that they reached out and said they are willing to help us in any way that we can think of. >> great. thank you. commissioner dwight. >> i will add to that that sf travel is a great organization. we have done a lot of work with them at ricksha bag work and with triple a flag and banner and with a number of organizations in the city. like a couple of the museums and other organizations to get pvc out of the outdoor advertisementing environment and sf travel really helped convene this whole effort to come up with environmentally friendly alternative. there is a big press release coming out soon about triple
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a's efforts to provide new materials for outdoor advertising. sf travel really a great organization and they really understand that small business helps make san francisco a unique place to come. and supporting the neighborhoods and trying to promote the neighborhoods through their newly revamped visitor's center at the powell street station. near holiday plaza. they did a beautiful job. the architectural makeover and they are some great info graphics there and volunteers who are helping tourists and locals alike to find out more about the city. >> i would also like to add to that, sf travel is going to be introducing a new part of their website, which will be great for our commercial corridors. which is that they would like the merchants associations to create itineraries, and they
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will be linking our itineraries for our different neighborhoods onto their website and they are creating a whole new section; which will be devoted to when you are in san francisco, you know, by neighborhood? what interesting things to do? so they encouraged us to start thinking of little different outings, you know? be it shopping, dining, nightlife, and they will be putting all of our itineraries online. so i think that is a great thing for all of the neighborhoods >> great. any other commissioner comments? next all right, please. >> commissioners you are on item 15, general public comment. >> any general public comment. >> welcome steve. leslie and steve today. i love this. >> hello, i'm talking steven
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cornell with the pope district merchant's association and commissioner dooley is well aware and had meeting with our merchants. we're having a real problem on polk street without getting into all the details. there is the van ness rapid transit plan one block away from polk street and to change it from less parking. one has nothing do with the other when it comes to mta and that is what i am presenting to you that hopefully you look at in the future, not necessarily the merits of this one is good and this is one bad or whatever. the idea that they are thinking
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one has nothing to do with the other. one block away, two major streets with a lot of changes in parking and traffic. hopefully you will look at it in the future. thank you. >> great. thank you. any other public comment? seeing none, public comments is closed. new business? >> commissioners item 16, new business. >> i would like to add two things. i would like to see if we can have dpw come and just talk about those programs. sf clean sweep and the graffiti project at one of the meetings and maybe at a future meeting, because that is really key what steve just said. >> the merchants on polk street would like to like that opportunity to come and speak about the proposal, and just kind of air it out and hear what we have to say. >> yes.
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because that is becoming a problem in other areas, too. so maybe somebody from mta can come. if they are not talking, why don't we have them come here and talk here, you know? it does have to do with small business. not next meeting. at a future meeting. >> i am keeping in touch in general, but i think it would be good to have them come. >> because it's happening in a lot of other areas, too, with the street-widening project on castro street and the loss of parking is becoming an issue all over town? >> and also we might want to consider with mta, outreach is not always satisfactory. so we need to address those things before they become a crisis. >> because it is affecting a lot of businesses in these corridors. >> yes. any other new business?
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next item, please. >> commissioners, item 17 is adjournment, is there a motion to adjourn. >> i move. >> do we have a second? >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> . meeting is adjourned at 7:25. >> thank you everyone. happy new year, everybody. i love the fact that we are doing a tournament here at the center.
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when i was in eighth grade i played on a basketball teechl. team. i have to admit i wasn't very good at it. i always aspired to be an nba player. regardless of playing in college or nba, i expect many of you have be leading us because of the leadership skills you are learning on
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>> good morning. today is wednesday, march 20th, 2013. this is the meeting of the abatement appeals board. i would like to remind everyone to turn off all electronic devices. the first item on the agenda is roll call. president clinch? >> here. >> commissioner lee? >> here. >> commissioner mar? >> here.
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>> commissioner mccray? >> present. >> commissioner walker? >> present. >> and commissioner mccarthy and melgar are excused. ~ and we have a quorum. the next item is item b, the oath. will all persons that may be giving testimony today please stand and raise your right hand? do you swear that the testimony you are about to give is the truth to the best of your knowledge? >> yes. >> thank you. you may be seated. item c, approval of minutes, discussion and possible action to adopt the minutes for the meeting held on november 21st, 2012. there is a motion to approve the minutes. >> move to approve. >> second. >> all in favor. >> aye. >> any opposed? is there any public comment on
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the minutes? the minutes are approved. the next items are continued appeals for order of abatement. the cases, case no. case no. 6773, 1316 - 22 mariposa street has been continued and the continuance has been granted for 30 days. is there any public comment? >> can we hear from staff? >> i'm sorry? >> can we hear from staff? >> let's take one at a time. let's do the continued appeal, 67 73, what happened -- >> well, they -- well, go ahead. >> i received correspondence from the -- from richard thomas requesting an additional 30
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days due to illness and the fact that his lawyer was out of town. speaking with the city attorney, and sonya, and i did call president clinch yesterday to ask his permission if he agreed with the department staff. he, according to the city attorney, president clinch and myself, we decide it had was best if we gave mr. thomas an additional 30 days due to the codes. >> i understand that last month the appellant asked for a continuance and submitted a letter saying that he was not available or his engineer was on vacation or something like that. so, did he submit a letter this time? >> yes, we have an additional letter from mr. thomas requesting it. >> it was in the packet -- >> was it in our package? i thought that was the one for last month.
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>> no, there's two letters in there. there is one in the beginning. >> i have a question. i would like to know what the building code allows around continuances. >> the building code allows one continuance for 60 days. i gave him one continuance for 30 days. but there's other things other than the building code, there's past practices. >> yes, did you want to answer the -- >> i just have a question on procedure. i'm a bit confused here. who is granting the continuance, you or the staff? >> right, we are being asked to continue this. it's on our agenda. >> thank you. >> actually, the way it transpired was the appellant requested continuances of all three matters that are on the agenda. and according to the rule 7.10 that we had discussed earlier, the -- not the building code, but the rules that apply to the
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building appeals board, is my understanding, it says that if the secretary -- if there's no objection from the department and the secretary has the approval of the president, the secretary of the board can continue the matters. my understanding is that the secretary contacted the president yesterday and he agreed. and according to mr. sweeney, there was no objection from the department. so, according to the rules, the continuance can be granted. and we discussed the fact that the building code section 105 a.2 says that there should be one continuance for 60 days, but in light of the stated reasons, the fact that the first continuance was for 30 days and there being some ambiguity based on the fact that people are -- have routinely been granted more than one continuance, it would be best -- it was my advice consistent with the rules and the practices of this board
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that the continuance could be granted if the secretary and the president agreed and there was no objection from the department. that was my advice. i didn't advise whether or not to grant it, just the rules as i understood them. >> right, i had not experienced that once it's on the agenda and we get it, usually it's the decision of the commission to do it. i mean, i just -- i mean, i think that we need to -- my concern is this is languaged on forever that the first letter was basically one set of excuses. the next letter is another set of excuses. and i would like to draw a line as to when we resolve this case. so, i mean, i would like input from the commissioners on -- >> well, i think since -- i would like to draw the line, it too, so to speak. but since the


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