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seeing none, public comment is closed. and colleagues could you have a motion to forward the committee report with recommendations >> sfom. >> can we take those without objection? . that will be the order. madam clerk can you please call item 8 out of order it's a brief item. >> item number 8 is the sidewalk easements on the brighten extension. >> okay. mr. brighten. >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm lisa project manager with the office of demonstrate and - one on behalf of the developments at ocean and field avenues which upon completion will have more bus lines and housing. i'm here to talk about the no
non-substantial ownerss and approved of a sidewalk. it includes minor clean up and on page 8 the conditional sense of the sidewalk east of avenue. many the original version it was for the sidewalk directly now your directing that authority to dwp after that sidewalk is constructed. the amendment of the whole ordinance calls for accepting an irrevocable code and accepting an easement and accepting an offer for improvement related to the avenue northeast and the sense of an irrevocable offer for east of lee avenue and open
right-of-way and roadway purposes. accepting maintenance and liability for those sidewalkss and establishing sidewalk with ocean sidewalks. approving an interdepartmental area for the ocean avenue and approving it making the finding in priority finding and 30 years the connection with this ordinance. i wrought a map for sftv. this is the general balboa park area and those two projects are for the eir stationary plan. of those projects that are in the ordinance contemplated in the ordinance. first is this easement area for brighten avenue and it's the are
the sidewalks area depicted and lee avenue which is ocean near fee land and this is the larger adjacent to the property. this is lee avenue and the adjacent whole foods and rental property avalon bay developed. so if you have any questions i'm here from the mayor's office house of representatives authority here that's it. >> colleagues, any questions on item 8 or comments. nicole we'll open this up for
public comment seeing none, public comment is closed. >> colleagues, can i have a motion to move the amendments first. so the gentleman has described the amendments and distributed copies and those don't require a continuance that's right >> first can we accept the amendments without observation. >> so moved and forward item 8 as amended with recommendations okay can we take those without objection? . madam clerk, please call item 4 >> item 4 is an ordinance to amend the planning code including tenants evicted under the ellis act. >> thank you, colleagues i appreciate our consideration of legislation we have in front of us to hopefully provide relieve
to tenants what are evicted from their homes i want to thank kim, breed and mar for their sponsorship. it was interpreted with quite broadly to allow loornldz to go out of business. san francisco is experiencing an affordability crisis and every neighborhood in the city is experiencing that we must protect the diversity of our city and make sure everyone who wants to live here and has had a stake in the city continues to live in san francisco. many of you have heard will the eviction of the lee family where two seniors and their adult daughter after living in their
homes for 3 decades were evicted that has to stop. now, some months before that i had a meeting with the lee families and advocates and affordable housing and tenant activists we realized under the ellis act we can't stop ellis acts but implement other policies to stop eviction. based on recently data the number of ellis evictions has risen just in the past year we've seen a one hundred 4 had evictions from that and the highest there rate xashd to other kinds of eviction. the code today would allow tenants who have been 90 in
their places more than 10 years to receive priority funded by the city of san francisco. the mayor's office of houser and a community development will administer this program will balance our affordable housing nodes. this legislation would impose several things it can only be used once and the priority will expire after 6 years if not used for new developments. only 20 units can be used for the preference and tenant have to meet the eligibility requirements. from my prospective i building there is a critical measure to stop people from becoming homeless in inform. we need to make sure that your
residents don't fall through the crack. i wanted to thank the co-sponsors and my colleague and the chinatown development center folks and the tenderloin clinic and the san francisco tenant union for their work on this legislation. i also want to mention i have two technical amendments we want to clarify the first is to closure there are several years of review to look at how this new preference is doing so we're adding 3 additional years to the process. that was language that was suggested by the planning commission and from the rent board it was suggested we clarify that it turns out someone resends their notice the tenant would not be impacted by that. so with that, i'd like to ask
the planning department for comments and thank you, mr. ram and planning staff for being here today >> good afternoon chair wiener. sophie hayward we considered the draft and passes is it 6 to zero in support of the preference program. the planning commission recommended one clarification and that is to require the new preference system be reviewed by a committee thoughtful board and the commissions recommendations specifically suggested the 3 year report include demographics of the presently and to consider whether the program should be extended or modified. that's the clarification of the 3 year review. i'm available for questions >> ms. hay word thank you.
and colleagues the plan is one i fully support i have copies here. with that, why don't we go to public comment. i'll take public comment that will be two minutes and president chiu. so (calling names) and then if there's other cards as well as beverly upton >> hello, i'm elaine turning i came here to thank you today. i'm so appreciate that you are here to try to help us. we are desperate. thank you.
>> i'm living in the same building as elaine i've been there thirty years we're are total of 6 unit being evicted on the 5 hundred block of lombard and innovate fourteen unit 0 that's 20 units on our street alone. on the 5 hundred block of cellist nut street we have february and april and july. the gentleman that i know in the cellist nut address is a 78 italian whose lived under thirty years and we call it italian city. how do we push out our italians and have a flavor and identify a sense of community.
we are a total of 26 people that i know of for sure who are living within a block and a half all within a 6 month period to - the destruction is certainly losing our neighbors and so i'm - it would be wonderful if the preference can also be in one's own neighborhood so the neighborhood isn't destroyed but whatever can be done to assure us a home without having to leave the city completely. thank you. >> good afternoon. i'm marla xhoith. i live down the street on lombardy and we're to be evicted on federal bureau fourth. i live in a 14 unit building.
i'm a retired city college teacher. i want to save my home but i have been looking for housing, you know, on my pension i can't afford anything in the city but i'm an r on a waiting list it can be anywhere from one to two years. i've got a lot of times in between to find interim housing. i support your legislation. i hope it passes. thank you >> good afternoon, supervisors steve tenderloin housing clinic we, of course, support this legislation at the organization
that zoo does most of the defense important people being evicted throughout the city we get a lot of clients from people on fixed incomes and social security who can't afford a market rate here in san francisco and often move out of the city and out of the state. it's a tremendous impact on seniors who have been perfect tenants for 20, 30 years and get thrown out. this is extremely important legislation to have the folks stay people want to live and to help them remain sense so, please we urge you to support.
thank you >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm beverly upton i'm usually here as the executive director in the advocate for the rights of survivors of domestic violence survives. i'm here to keep everybody informed that my dear friend jackie and family are going to be ellised out of their flats we've been here 23 years. we've never been late on our rent any repairs have been passed through the rent boards to us. we've paid thousands of dollars of improvements to our building. but on october lovingly we were sent a letter i hopefully, you
have it in front of you saying they're open to negotiate and we hired an attorney there's no doubt in my mind this is not in good faith. you have our ellis letters in front of unless theirs changes on march 31st. we get a check for half of the minimum settlement she sent it to us we're not going to cash it hoping for a miracle. while we doughnut - don't not qualify for the market rate unit we're very, very supportive of this legislation and hope that will help san franciscans the
most vulnerable san franciscans stay in the city. as i said the other day once the nonprofit people and afrtsz are gone who will take care of you have city >> good afternoon. i'm alex i'm a native san franciscan. probably pretty rare. i was looking at this from november 12, 2013, the san francisco rent tracker and it says the petitions by building owners 57 units compacted that's only the beginning. this is old news for more people in san francisco that are born and raised here. so, please i support this. i can't believe it's even on the agenda but it has to be some
type of - okay. who somebody buys a property and they want to buy the property at a certainty amount of money they have to adhere - they have to believe to give affordable housing what was i was trying to say. i think you guys are doing a good job san franciscans don't know where to go they don't know the process. the people with education and money and, you know who their they hound they want to get their projects through. there's a lot of people in the mission and in the city of san francisco that are or have been evicted are for many years mission is a sad thing to happen
until we're all gone i'm 52 years old i own a house here and have brothers and sisters and a lot of friends i've seen leave because they can't live here anywhere. so thank you. have a good day >> i want to forward a letter by a number of organizations including those that supervisor chiu and i'll add the aids alliance and claufbdz that support this legislation and urge its passage. we certainly appreciate how fast that election has moved forward. the testimony has spoken of the urgency. i'm looking forward to future
conversations with members of the board and this committee because this legislation is treating it's triage and treating those immediately impacted. we also need to do much more to control and regulate the kinds of speculation that is fueling those evictions. and we as a coalition of affordable housing organizations and advocates have some other suggestions as to what we can do as a city to prevent those evictions from happening in the first place. i should say mrs. lee is on her way in the bus but she hadn't made it here. thank you
>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. from san francisco apartment association. i want to thank you supervisor chiu and the rest of his sponsors. i think this election is a good piece of legislation to create an migration to a difficult problem. i want to encourage this to allow private owners to step in and help anti amending that law so we can help out where there are no fault evocation to help getting people stabilized with unit for a year or two. i hope you employ that creativity to help us all house people that need to be housed. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please ted from san francisco
tent e tenancies. this is a good piece of legislation one person getting evicted has no place to go. it, it's an epidemic when tenant are being evoked and having to sign up for huge long waiting lists. the lee's were applying for tenant space and only had one year and were not close to getting a place. the people needing residence are in need we need to keep people in their homes as opposed to trying to help them out after the fact. we need to stop those evictions and curtail them such as probable. as jean noted we'll be coming
forward to the board with new pieces of legislation we think will put a severe dent in the number of evictions. right now we are fully in support of this legislation. thank you supervisor chiu and co-sponsors >> next speaker . >> i want to say i support david choosing legislation. i don't see how a city can function when only 10 percent can afford to live in the city. i wish you a lot of lucky think you will succeed thank you >> next speaker >> .
i'm really here today to not talk about myself but those still out there still being evicted and displaced. i recommend and suggest that in the city we really need to think and to look deeply in how to address the eviction issue. for a lot of people that applied for the applications those are people we need to think about because when it comes down to it i don't believe the ellis act should be used by landlord as a way to evict tenant. in particular our city we need to take a course of objection action in that regard. there a lot of seniors people that are disabled have a hard
time finding housing. at the same time, they have tripod so hard to apply for themselves. i support the legislation and preference for those who are displaced. it's an tuesday night to get into those units faster. at the same time, you know, not only do very have that but the stress level and anxiety is high because time is limited and precious. this is the inclusionary city and that beauty in itself is really about the people and public and the diversity or regardless of the class you're from. thank you >> thank you. any additional public comment on item 4? >> good afternoon, supervisors brooke turner with the coalition
of better houser. i'm here to support the idea of allowing people to come to the front of the list from the ellis eviction. it's a way to address an issue in a thoughtful manner that we can get behind so thank you very much >> thank you. is there any additional public comment on item 4. seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues the item is back in the hands of the committee >> president chiu. >> thank you all for being part of this legislation i want to thank mrs. lee and her family for stepping up and your encourage talking about all the stories that are happening around the city. thank you for all who stood with the lee families and all families facing eviction.
i speak for my colleagues, we're hearing way two many stories like beverly upton and the stories thought the decide. we know during the affordability crisis we have to make sure that the city of fantasia moves forward. we have to provide relief from the holidays. i mentioned colleagues, i have two brief amendments to the legislation. the first is on page 4 of the legislation to essential address what might happen if it turns out a landlord resends a notice we want to make sure any tenant in that situation can have the protection in the future.
on page 410 through 13 if the rent board grants the landlord address to withdraw the unit before the tenants move out of their unit in other words, a tenant in the future would have the protection if the tenant after receiving a ellis act is fortunate enough not to be evicted arrest on page 5 this is to add that the board of supervisors shall hold a subject hearing within 3 years in which the rent board shall report incomes for at that particular time preference system. the purpose is to educate us who