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and i really would hope that the mta and sits down with us and the considers which areas it does work in and which areas it does not and come to a conclusion where everybody will be pleased with it. thank you. >> any other members of the public? >> okay. in you didn't fill out a card, you can come up and speak. >> you filled it out on a matter not on the agenda. >> if you like to speak now, come on down. >> okay, thank you very much. i am very pleased actually to see this joint meeting here. i am madalyn and i am a advocate for all of the people in the polk corridor and i have had the pleasure of getting to know many of the small business owners and talking to them
personally and they could not be here under normal circumstances but this is their holiday time. but several of them actually volunteered to write notes for how they feel about changes. okay, i would like to first of all just dichotomy and several of them, cyclists are families and cyclists are customer and business owners are cyclists and this is an either or which is not true and this has been underlying some of the arguments i will start with the first note, we are owners of a small business and, we have seen it change often. we know how important it is, sorry. we know how important it is, for businesses to anticipate and adapt to change in order to thrive and know what really effects our business and we change our shop design seasonally and the city and the public spaces have a longer
cycle and it is at the beginning of a new cycle with the new design. and we want to see the best design of how the city has been and will continue to evolve and as san francisco grows and extremely important that fewer people drive or our lives will become unbearablely grid locked and unhealthy. most of the customers come by here walking and transit and cycling and stand strong for our best interest with the understanding that there are many other merchants who feel as we do that everyone will benefit if san francisco's plans are smart and forward looking, there is another one that also with the same things in different terms, but they do contrary to popular opinion, they do understand that a lot of the customers do not arrive by car and they are willing to adapt and change to any loss of parking and changes in loading. thank you. >> any other members of the public that would like to make
a comment? >> my name is mitchell berg and i am a business owner on polk street and actually this evening, is the district association christmas party and that is why most of the merchants and i am the only one here and the vast majority i think do not feel as the last speaker said, we are pragmatic group that is happy to have dialogue and be part of the process. and agree that sacrifices need to be made to accommodate all users of polk street. but there has to be balance. and everybody's needs should be taken into account not just one aggressive voice for the group, there are many stake holders and i hope that the small business community can have a better voice and more say in the process, because they are
willing to make sacrifices and help bring balance to the process. thank you. >> thank you. >> any other members of the public? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. >> chairman? >> thank you. mr. president, and thank you, for the very thoughtful conversation and suggestions and the work in the written presentations is excellent. and very, very helpful, i think to all of us, certainly to me. i would like to comment on something that a couple of people have said and i totally agree with the one size does not fit all. i have used my role as a commissioner here to look at and look out for the entire city in terms of transportation, that is the charge. and the same time being mindful of neighborhoods and groups and individuals, and circumstances that are around the city, i can assure you that it is an extremely difficult job and for us it is going to be getting much more difficult in the coming year because the transit effectiveness project will be coming out and that does
involve some or one of the speakers mentioned removing some bus stops and changes. and so there is going to be a lot of opposition to it and it is going to be tough, but ours again and we have it look out for the whole city and the case is made well for the involvement of the small business community and the work of mt a and i would like to make a suggestion that your commission, came up with 12 different suggestions and we have several as well. and i think that it would be very unwhiledy to try to deal with tonight and i would suggest that we consider asking our staffs to work together on some of the most sale ent recommendations and to come back and we could meet again in six months or three months or whatever and talk about the specific things that will show essentially how the mta reaches out to and involves the small business community early on in the process. and i would hope that something like that would you know that recommendations could come to codify some of those things and
at what point do we check with the businesses? you know? and the community. any way i would like to offer that suggestion it is not detailed of course, but it would be a way of moving forward. >> i agree with that. and maybe, check in, you know, we could dedicate a part of our commission meetings on the checking in, on what both staffs are talking about. and we both have been working on this, and your staff has been great, our staff, and i mean that there is communication now where i think a while ago there was no communication and now we are finally talking. what we we asked the director to respond to that? any thoughts on that? >> that i think is a good suggestion for us, too. we both have a listing of recommendation and directions and a lot of them are aligned and working out the finer
details to are able to bring back to both body and so our office would be amenable to that. >> and what do you think about that? >> my idea? >> i think that this the suggestion is a good one, and i think that there is a lot of common ground and i think that the common bond was the phrase used and i think that there is a lot to work with there. but, i think that for the benefit of the public, and the small business community, i think that the accountable for this process would be well served by reporting back whether as a regular part of the respectful board and commission meetings on whether we are with these number of these, and our already in progress. and but i think that the idea to come back, subsequently, and bring you updates on where we are is a great idea. >> members of the commission?
>> i think that this is a good idea, but do i want to urge if we are going in this direction that there are many issues that are extremely pressing right now to small business corridors that are actively effecting businesses. and you know, i am just a little worried that this is not going to be done in a timely manner, because i certainly know and i live and work in north beach, and that there are major issues right now, that are of great concern up to the residents and the merchants that we are aligned on. and time is of the essence anybody else? >> go ahead. >> thank you, i just wanted to thank everybody who came here and gave public comment today, i know that you probably all
had much better things to do with your afternoon and i appreciate the small business commission giving their time to us as well and i think that this was incredibly helpful. and to me, the chairman pointed out and director pointed out. we really are united in common ground and we all recognize that the small businesses make this city an amazing place to live. and we might have different opinions about what is going to guarantee the health and viability of the small businesses but i think that we are at a really good starting point where we can start to talk to each other now and i just have to speak up for family and transit. in my three years on the board, nothing upsets me more than to hear someone saying that you can't have a family in this city unless you have a car because i know that is not traou. for people who can afford cars, fabulous, if they can afford to have the children and drive around, fabulous, that is wonderful, but i ride muni a lot and i see so many families taking transit and so it is so important for all of
us to remember that by improving walkable and bikable and also, continuing to accommodate the private automobiles as we have in the history of the city that we are helping families, thank you all so much for coming and i appreciate hearing from the small business leaders in particular, thank you >> members of the board? >> director lee? >> yeah, i want to just comment on the commissioner dooley's comment that items that we need to address and we need to look at them in conjunction with the small business and otherwise the things will fall through the cracks and say let's get together six months from now and we still have the same problems facing us and i would like to make a recommendation that in the once every two months, we meet with, representatives from the small business commission, that address certain things that are popping up. >> yes. we do. >> and i think that is a great idea. >> and the one. >> and the policy in the
government in the out reach. >> thank you. >> and commissioner dooley does have a great point, and there are a couple of projects coming up right now that are effecting like especially with the central subway coming into north beach and polk street and upper market and there are somewhere our office is hearing a lot from the merchants and i think that we could just start some dialogue on those projects right now. and but, i do want to give a shout out to ed and your staff. your out reach has been phenomenal and we have heard, every since you became head of mta, now before we never heard anything and now we are hearing from you guys and i cannot tell you how much it has been appreciated. and i want to give a shout out to steve cornel because he brought this up to our commission, and what about a year ago? and that we need to start talking and it really opened my eyes and i just wanted to tell you how much i appreciated that. and it did open my eyes,
because the concerns that he was having in his area. and i was hearing, in the castro and in the valley and so, i really want to appreciate you putting this the forefront, steve i want to give you a shout out for that. >> members of the board? so what i want to do is talk to the staff about the timing and i have commissioner dooley's contact information and once we can finalize something i will reach for you. okay. >> and members, who want to speak to us on something that is not on the calendar? >> yes tl, is members of the public to address the board and commission on matters that are within the jurisdiction of the two representative agencies but not on today's calendar. we don't have any speaker cards for anyone under that section. >> anyone care to speak to the board on anything else? >> any matters that have not been discussed today whether it is with the small business commission or with the mta? >> seeing none, i think that probably time to...
>> party up on the polk street. >> we have one member of the public that would like to make a comment >> there are any other parties going around that we can go to tonight? >> businesses? >> how are you doing? >> this is first for me, i was not prepared, but, my name is abraham, and i own a part owner of a business, and on fillmore and eddie and i have, and we do have a concern with a bus stop that was put right in front of our business. and that has affected us, very much as far as business is concerned and we tried to contact the mta as far as having something done with the bus stop but we to no avail. however, we talked to the people who, the contractors that actually put the bus stop there. and they decided that they were going to move it further up and
they painted everything, and then they stopped working on it. so, it is, an issue that we are having with our business. and we have been trying to get a hold of somebody at the mta to discuss this issue, but to no avail. >> perhaps, mr. reiskin can talk to the director a bit after for a second >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you *, next speaker? >> scott howge,, i just want to bring up the small business community, the small business commission, has supported the task force recommendations that came out regarding the plakards that is a good example that we can work together and show some opportunities for collaboration. >> any other members of the public that would like to make a comment on something that is not on today's agenda. >> i don't see anything, mr. president. >> it looks to me like it is time to adjourn. >> i would like to thank both of the staffs and i would like
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and councilmember faulconer is there you want to say. >> we've made tremendous progress that some on two policies one is a member involved domestic violence policy which would give me how versions are involved which one of our officers is used of domestic violation. and there's been some work on both of those ordered if you watch regularly on about monday nights you know i've been asking for sometime and we're very close basis often is the case we need it have a couple of more meeting to make sure we're all think the same page. we want to make sure we have
time. it's my request we continue those towards the end of january >> thank you so we'll do that and also before we move into the heart of our agenda. we adjourn in the memory of members of the sfpd or former members who have passed and tonight we'll adjourn in the memory of lieutenant star 2124. many of you in the public know of the lieutenant basis he was the face of the sfpd he was our spokesperson and a kind and good man. we'll have his services tomorrow his funeral services we'll say star 232224 started from the
years of 2000 he was in the responsive unit and public foyers on 2009 he was assigned to the airport administration and retired on nodding after 29 years of service he passed away and will be greatly missed. i think if he was not ill he would be in the police department today. i have a photo if you could publish that to the public. item one >> presentation would be appreciation of the certificate
action. >> commissioners you have in your packet. >> i'd like to say a few words will the well new orleans program it brought youth and police officers together. it's done that over the last 33 years. it's a partnership with the school district and national park service in california state parks. breaks down barriers and youth and teachers in the community it's development teamwork as well as build self-confidence and respect and understanding of ones own ability with the youth and police officers. it helps our youth gain
appreciation and were in the world we've done this through all programs provided at no cost to our children. officer meekly was just plain officer mike has been head of the opt since 2005. the sfpd world war i in-laws program was sffed by volunteers. the supporters of the wildness program have provided $20,000 and for that we would like to have them recognized with a certificate of appreciation
>> so it's i it's the certificate i'm presenting this to the cohesive; right? >> laughter. >> we have a new chief tim is the new excessively achieving retired lieutenant from san francisco. the supporters in support of this san francisco police department wilderness program our generosity is greatly appreciated by citizens of city and county and the police department >> thank you. >> chef tim. chief lieutenant following will i wow, you took it to nevada >> step out my door i go backpacking. it's been a great ride for thirty plus years and couldn't
do with without numerous police. i want to thank you chief suhr and hopefully it will continue on for thirty years >> thank you. thank you very much >> thanks again a lot of officers participated and officer walterer scott passed away the minute you saw him he talked about that are a lot of officers put their heart and soul into this so thank you. >> please call next item and the consent calendar is the document quarter report i third quarter 2013. >> commissioners w r you have in our packet any additions or concerns? there no one any public comment
public comment is closed do i have a motion to adopt the consent calendar >> all in favor, say i. call item 3. >> the general public comment the public can address the committee he within the jurisdiction of the committee and the speaker will address the commission as a whole for the commissioner police rules of offered neither the commissioners or police are required to answer the questions. the occ personnel should rind from entering into discussions and please limit our comments to 3 minutes >> time for public comment.
>> good evening, commissioners. i'm happy to say we've made it to the end of the year i'm sad i won't be seeing you actually january. it's been an interesting year for jack i didn't and i have been able to meet and become evenly adam with another police captain. he's done an incredible job and the most powerful guy in the room knows i'm not easily expressed. with the champion kers he's tale an interest in the street and has come out on his own