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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 to thank christian murdock and director dick-endrizzi and for your guidance on this and director reiskin. >> and do we have a motion to adjourn? >> all in favor? >> aye. >> okay, great.
condition. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our honored chef this this afternoon actually this morning please welcome chief sir, from sfpd. chief john an otherwise under san francisco fire department and the man in charge himself mr. mayor our own mayor, mr. lee >> (clapping) >> now the rest of you can get
doing our work as we make introductions. first of all, thing to the 2kri6b8 microscopic nor out and beyond and please welcome to help us opening the morning with prayer and remarks. the description ofal programs for methodist coordinator roger brooks. >> thank you and again everyone for being here. to many people are meeting friends or hoping fliebt aren't scald or preparing meals for their thanksgiving families. you've here standing side by
side preparing meals for people you may never moot. the salvation army is about others. i want to pause just for a moment of prayer. just obligate going to pray for a moment. yesterday iftsd with 3 add and 75 others san franciscans and prayer breakfast and it was a great way for people who believe many things come together. let's take a moment to thank god for this opportunity. god we do thank you for giving us life and this opportunity to serve other. we thank you for so many people who come alongside the salvation army. those are for those who are lonely admiring it holiday season give them consist and
peas. for those who have more gives graduate. amen. now i'd like to introduce marshall and david who is the executive director the harbor light center >> welcome everyone. i just want to give you a few facts will the salvation army we're a state left-handed comprehensive drug and a alcoholic facilities that includes the detox center we or are a license childcare center and for care for families and children that were on any given day this fall out provides services for 2 or one-hundred and 28 intentional e single adults arrest 33 percent of our population happens to be veterans. the salvation arm harbor light
center provides thanksgiving meals in our community who would otherwise go without a meal. we partner with friends and public oflgz, community divorce and supporters in carving the take our in preparation for 4 thousand home delivered meals happening tomorrow thanksgiving day. we unit under the borne of the salvation army to meet the need of others on thanksgiving day. for this we thank each and every one of you today for those ore supporters in helping us to serve other may god bliss you. now back to our mc >> i'm going to make this quick
introductions please hold our applause. first of all, your commission of and staff. we have already met major r0sh9 brooks and many lane i didn't divisional director of human relates. your plateaus is order. and san francisco divorce and intern coordinator jamming i didn't smith. we've alluded to the salvation army abandon but let's do that one more testimony. music from the band. okay. i'm going to list those and you can applaud at the end of the turkey carefully
producers and the director jay. the informed serve manager and the assistant food manager and harbor light residents and staff and antonio parking kins our chef. more applause yes. there you go that's better. and the advisory board and harbor light board advisory chairman jim and choip town and chairman the salvation board and the harbor light member pete. okay. you, applaud four users there you go. and last but certainly not at least.
steve. where's steve come here. (clapping.) >> steve (laughter) hose our official turkey. thank you, steve >> and now as they receive offering my goodness that's a huge turkey up here. our guest of honor including the honorable mayor mayor ed lee. and chef greg sir, from the explained and the police department and the san francisco fire department and the chief john an and her command staff.
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michael sawyer and san francisco food bank food resource coordinator pamela. (clapping.) >> keep on working here. can you all that's good. now before we gets all you a greasy and messed up here and the four please chefs and our mayor. we're going to a start with our mayor for a few comments >> (clapping) >> terry thank you very much. thaegz everybody. happy thanksgiving. i want to say thank you to our police department and fire department and the men and women in uniform our armed services and academy from the come.
we can actual the difference you all look in better shape >> amen. >> and thank you to the salvation army and the harbor light house hyperglycemia i'm hasten e happy to be here to be here i love the salvation arm it's where my wife and i were married. we have a special place in our heart it's representing representative of what we want to share our lives. we're all part of an effort to serve some 4 thousand meals to the need i didn't it is really necessary in those days to help as many people as we. we kicked off the season from here to market and the king day we'll be asking leaders and
people to help the social service organizations to help and we'll continue to ask people to do that while our economy is a prosperous we need to help each other out. this is a wonderful city we exhibited that last month with the bad kid in our city and even on a more daily basis. i want to remind everybody about the typhoon is still with us with a filipino-american community we're asking ourselves owe everyone else to continue to be the global city and give all you can too >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> help folks that devastation will last year's. thank you, everybody and happy holidays and thaegz and keep
sharing with your hearts >> thank you, mr. mayor. we appreciated our being here you're so loyal to the salvation army now i know why. some fast food facts pr 4 thousand meals are served to the search and seizures and soot shut in 3 hundred deliver routes and 45 hundred pound of turkey. are put together for the dinner 8 hundred pounds the green beans and 1 thousand 80 pound of miami. none of the preparations none of them disrupted the meals that everyday we've received for our participants and our homeless outreach in the neighborhoods.
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have a blessing. but woerg to continue to work. but just a - i'd like to introduce you to 0 major david peers and ellen. >> father in heavenly we thank you for your this day and help us to serve those less fortunately and gods people said amen. >> amen. >> and new ladies and gentlemen of the jury, just keep on working actually, it's all done. i don't know are we going to are a contest we're doing really, really well.
yes, we work mr. turkey gobble, gobble. i'm hearing comments from the chief of police. >> next we'll be able to use the turkey (laughter). >> do you think she'd be a good turkey. >> watch out for me that night. you get equal time. it's going to make a great turkey stew the way hose parting that. good morning terry. annoys to see thanks for coming. oh, the mayor likes dark meat
lots of breakfasts and drumsticks and thighs >> i love this but i have to say between turkey days. >> your well represent and your improving over the years. >> it's looking good. now i'm going to come around and ask each of you so long as my microphone works and all i need it your name. we are going to start out with the cadets >> armando martinez.