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to pull myself out of the darkness and get to the point where i could actually give back to the community. and as you have heard from so many of the speakers today, so many people have been helped by these community services. and i know they're threatened and i know that they're going to be threatened in the years to come with possible cutbacks. and i know you're under a lot of pressure with the budget, but still i hope you will hear the pain and suffering that is out there, the pain and suffering i have overcome years back, but the pain and suffering that's very real and for people who live day to day, hour to hour, even minute to minute, just trying to survive. i hope you will hear that and i hope you consider that and not cut programs or services at any level for mental health and for physical and medical health. thank you for your time. >> thank you. next speaker. good evening, everyone.
my name is jaime hernandez. i'm a member of aguiles. i'm a client and i'm here to support the organization because it's done great things for myself and i see all the wonderful things they do for the community, for the gay and latino men in san francisco. thank you. >> let me ask, are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in public comment at this bielenson hearing? seeing none, let me ask, colleagues, do you have any questions of the department of public health as we close this hearing? and let me ask director garcia, do you have any final comments you'd like to make? >> i wanted to clarify a little bit what you heard today, particularly around the behavioral health center. we are closing the skilled nursing facility because we have a larger scale nursing facility. but of the 34 beds there are only 12 individuals who need laguna honda's admission policy that will be going to -- it's a
lateral move. we also have individuals in the mental health rehab and the adult residential skill facility. those are the three level of care. and one of the important things we've been looking at this facility, it's about $19 million with only about $2 million of revenue. so, we feel that we need to reorganize this facility to ensure we increase the types of services that would be there. there will be a psych respite along with the adult residential care facility and we've been measuring what our clients need. but i want to just clarify the issue, these are lateral movements to laguna honda and of the 34 individuals that are at the skilled nursing facility, only 12 need the laguna honda admission policy. so, just to clarify that. thank you. >> thank you. all right. at this time, colleague, unless there are any final comments or questions, we will close this bielenson hearing. without objection, this hearing has been heard and filed. [gavel] >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. madam clerk, why don't we go to general public comment.
>> at this time the public may address the board generally for up to two minutes on those item within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board including items on the immediate adoption calendar. please note that public comment is not allowed on those items which have already been subject to public comment by a board committee. pursuant to board rule 2 had the 22, please direct your remarks to the board as a whole and not to individual supervisors nor to the audience. ~ 2.22. speakers using assistance will be allowed twice the amount of time. if you need to display a document, please state so and return to live coverage of the meeting. >> let's go to our first speaker. [speaker not understood]. don't give money to the friends of the library or accept fund from the friends of the library. [speaker not understood]. when these goings privatized the benefit to the community is the first casualty.
the library preservation fund guarantees library funding with a fixed percentage of the general fund plus a property tax set aside and requires the library to set level values for the next five years by july 1st. the library has proposed to eliminate every evening hour in every branch between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. so no branch is open after 8 o'clock. the library administration has concealed that elimination of evening hours and even the library commission would not have heard it if well known library activists had not brought it to their attention. system wide 18 bran etches enjoy 42 open hours until 9:00 p.m. all 42 of them will be cut. even though the decision will be made this week, the community process mandated by the library preservation fund was completed between september 13 and october 30 of last year. with not one word mentioned
about eliminating evening hours. when the motive was not to remove public library service, the library did a genuine survey back in 2004. we know that city-wide san franciscans prefer evening howard to a morning hour by 52% in many branches where evening are cut preference is greater. ~ hours eureka valley prefers evening hours, but is losing 2 hours. the noe valley prefers evenings by 231% but is losing four hours. the board of supervisors voted for your own [speaker not understood] destroying democracy is what they get for their money, the lies cost more than the money. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. [speaker not understood] san francisco open government. the item on the overhead i would like to remain on the screen until i remove it from
the overhead projector. what has it been, a month, two at most since members of this board of supervisors raised a cry about district attorney having $26,000 of office furniture. all sorts of issues and an hour long discussion especially about accepting the gift retroactively. then surprise, surprise, last week you approved retroactively $750,000 from the friends of the san francisco public library to the library. that's more than 28 times the amount accepted by the district attorney, and it was done with not one damn word of discussion. what choice did you have? the money has already been spent. the gifts have been given. the trips have been taken. the influence has been
purchased, a perfect fait accompli. at least gas cone reported the gifts. luis herrera, the library commission and the employees of the library have reported none of the gifts they accepted and you retroactively approved this wholesale purchase of influence. and this displayed a city attorney memo laying out very clearly all of the terms that -- under which gifts may be received and that they may be reported, none of which the library, library commission, or library employees have met. members of the library commission lied to the public about these gifts and you covered their tracks. how hypocritical. a liar should be called a liar and a hypocrite should be called a hypocrite. [inaudible].
i would like to know, is it too late to speak on the catering trucks? >> it is actually. we've already taken public comment on that and already voted on it. but if you want to speak about the topic in general just not specifically about the legislation, that's fine. yes. okay. yesterday i presented copies for all the board of supervisors. it was placed in your box and i didn't understand why we weren't allowed to speak on it today. that was the reason i came here. and i put it in yesterday and it was passed without public speaking. >> sorry, if there's anything else you want to say? no. >> thank you very much. thank you. good afternoon, supervisors. i'm peter war field, executive
director of library users association. san francisco public library is extraordinarily rich thanks to measures passed by the voter, and it should be able to afford the best of everything, the best of everything should include generous open hours, excellent books and materials, budgets, and no unnecessary fines and fees which we know discourage usage by a lot of people. yet the library wants, forted last two meeting and will be discussing later this week, a plan to cut all of the evening hours that are now where the library is open till 9:00, they want to cut it back to 8 o'clock and that includes 18 branches at 42 locations which we have talked about being a travesty of what a library
should be doing and of what the library's own patrons and users have said they want anecdotally to librarianses and routinely in the library's own surveys. the library has come up apparently with a last-minute change to that plan and i'm very glad that they seem to be considering a pull back from that radical cut to evening hours. but that has not passed yet. it's just a proposal and the latest that we've heard from the library commission is cuts and cuts. how rich is san francisco public libraries, of libraries listed in the library publication that serve 500,000 people or more, san francisco is second out of 87 in expenditures per capita. san francisco has twice as much money to spend per person as three quarters of these
libraries who three quarters of them live on half or less what our [speaker not understood]. we should be getting the best [inaudible]. >> next speaker, please. hi, i'm ed [speaker not understood]. i will read a poem to you. this is a poem called "it's all my fault." it's our fault that there are too many young children without their father's in the home. it's our fault that so many children haven't seen their father's in years. it's our fault that many children feel emotionally empty on father's day. it's our fault, too, that many father's left their children and their mothers to struggle alone. it's our fault that fatherless children feel embarrassed [speaker not understood] in the classroom. it's about the describing their father. it's our fault that we grew up without our father being there. it's our fault that the vision
of our father -- the vision of our fathers only from what we heard, not from what we know. it's our fault that we have to give up [speaker not understood] to become the man or the mother of the house. it's our fault that too many boys and girls and young men have no respect for women. it's our fault that sons and daughters [speaker not understood] even that their father's don't love them. it's our fault that we don't frequently hear these words from your father, i love you. i love you, son. i love you, daughter. it's our fault that our father wasn't there for you and your mother when your brother was murdered. it's our fault that gangs are taking place without families. so many caring people say that just want to have one person, help one young person. we respect the intentions but we want to have hundreds, thousands, and possibly millions. too many young persons and people already lost their lives to violent crimes. many more will also, it's our fault that we do so today. this is something great and i hope you'll come out to my
court day on tuesday the 25th in room 5 14 and also they have something on racial profiling 21st century at the munson center on mission on the 24th monday. that's 47 60 mission. come out, racial profiling in the 21st century [speaker not understood]. thank you. >> thanks. next speaker. good evening. i would like to talk on the sensitive subject of obstruction of justice. currently the department of justice is aggressively pushing for child pornography prosecutions and in california we've given credit to the county of santa clara for their aggressive task force. according to my research, i don't see the mayor's office or the board of supervisors
putting out any publicity about those two subjects. secondly, the state attorney general is aggressively trying to stop human trafficking. rumor has it san francisco is a destination point and i hate to see it spread to districts 4 and 7. so, let's put it this way. this is a friendly reminder that if nothing is done, eventually, eventually other sources will find out the truth and then somebody will come in here and bring up the subject of obstruction of justice and let's put it this way. we still haven't forgotten about that residency question in 2008. so, you take your chances and see where it goes, but let's put it this way. everything is on the record, so, you can't plead that i never was warned, or we didn't know anything about it. how come i see time after time
other jurisdictions go after child pornographers, go after human traffickers, yet nothing shows up when it comes to the city and county of san francisco. all i have to say is it would be really embarrassing if later on some other jurisdiction finds out that certain people within the city and county of san francisco in a certain sense obstructed justice by refusing to discuss the subject of pornography, especially children. >> are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment? seeing none, general public comment is closed. [gavel] >> madam clerk, could you read the adoption calendar? >> items 38 through 41 are being considered for immediate adoption without committee reference. a single roll call vote will inact these items if a member objects the matter can be removed and considered separately. >> colleagues, would anyone like to sever any of these items? supervisor kim.
>> i'd like to sever 38. >> item 38. and the balance of the calendar, roll call, madam clerk. >> 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. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. there are 11 ayes. >> those motions are approved. [gavel] >> item 38. >> item 38 is a resolution condemning recent statements by osaka mayor claiming that the system of sex slavery used by japan and occupied asian countries through the 1933 world war ii was a military necessity and there was no proof the sexual servitude was involuntary and coerced by japanese authorities. : >> supervisor kim. >> thank you. i'm actually just submitting amendments that each of the
board members should have gotten copies for. these are just clarifications that some of our committee members asked us to put in, including the countries from which ~ these women and girls were taken from and just some other details. so, there's one on page 1 lines 17 through 19, and again on page 2 on lines 23 through 25. i just wanted to comment also that there were several folks that came here to speak at public comment on this item, but not realizing that there was a bielenson hearing were not able to stay to speak to this issue. but i do want to recognize judge lilian singh, judge tang, and professor wong who brought this resolution to us. >> supervisor kim has made some motions to amend. is there a second to that? second by supervisor mar. any discussion on the amendments? without objection, the amendments are moved. supervisor mar. >> yeah, i wanted to thank supervisor kim, but also the [speaker not understood]
redress coalition for their efforts to keep the issue of the euphemism of comfort women alive. it's really forced sexual slavery and the anti trafficking groups out with supervisor kim today at noon as well. even in japan and our counsel general haroshi [speaker not understood] kind of rao minds us even in japan there are strong condemnations of what some women's groups call the shame of osaka, mayor hashimoto who made disgusting comments about a month ago and was almost coming here to meet with our mayor and mayor bloomberg. but i'm just very happy that he was used as an educational moment by many women's groups and antirape and antisexual slavery groups as well. i know that the 56 year old sister city relationship with osaka was something emilie, the head of our commission on the
status of women was concerned about, but she and others were certainly critical of the osaka mayor as well. i also wanted to say that i'm continuing to work with a number of community group not only as supervisor kim and the resolution identifies, but also on different educational efforts and memorials, there's current one under -- in negotiations at sonoma state, i believe, and we're working with the rec and park department and in communication with the mayor's office to make sure that we have some educational display in san francisco, hopefully in a park or a public place that identifies the issues of the so-called comfort women, but who are forced sexual slaves and other issues like the [speaker not understood] tragedy that is so deep within the chinese community sentiments and my hope is that korean filipino and chinese women and
communities are acknowledged in any memorials that are done locally. so, i'm very supportive and i thank supervisor kim and ling chi wong and lilian tackv and many others that brought this forward. >> thank you. any further comments, colleagues? ~ tang colleagues, can we take this item same house same call? the resolution -- i'm sorry, yes. the resolution is adopted as amended. [gavel] >> madam clerk, can you please read the in memoriams? >> yes, today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individuals. on behalf of supervisor wiener for the late julian rodriguez and james cunningham. on behalf of president chiu for the late derek aarons. >> thank you. i want to take a moment and thank sfgovtv and their staff, for covering today's meeting. madam clerk, are there any other items in front of the board?
memory of sandy hook and boston. we are making chicken salad out of chicken bleep. so we are going to start with a great flourish from our san franciscans. [ applause ] >> nicely done. how about a nice hand? >> now because it is 5:11. it's time to remember 1906. we need a moment of silence. a minute of silence begins now. moment of silence. there is our minute of
for him. [ applause ] . >> in just a few short minutes, 107 years ago, this city was devastated by the earthquake, by the gas fires that followed. there was nothing. there was no internet, there was no cell phones, there was no phones. people gathered. we are gathering here today to honor those who survived, those who perished and those who built this city out of the ashes. so please with me, sing again as we hold up the memorial to our fallen comrades, three of whom are alive today and watching from home. george cluchey, bill dell monte, and billy hook. san
>> [ applause ] . >> courtesy of city college of san francisco's great culinary department. hot soup. where is our soup? who knows. who knows where the hot soup is. >> right here on polk street. is that where it is? hot soup on gearey. good. first, some words of wisdom from our supervisors. take us to our leaders, please. >> hi, everybody, london breed representing district five and i'm so happy to be here today. we are