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even though the there's a direct connection between the two i'd like is the following to some of the arguments made related to size of the building the third-story, the impact on the rear explicit resonate with me in particular instance but going back to the variance itself there are questions in my mind about the finding and the few look at the findings the first 3 finding especially from more traditional or perhaps more historical analysis of variances and the issues that go into that
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i don't necessarily agree with the findings perform in particular instance question m in my mind is related to the rest that was thrown in my preservation because that's traditionally it was part of the overall review of a project but one of many factors that led to the review i would disagree with the z a in saying any other solution to this lot would not conform to the residential guidelines and team i think there are a number of solutions that could satisfy that particular element but satisfy the preservation no and that bother me a little bit
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in the sense that the ability to take a position which i do want to say this the tail wagging the dog the fact the preservation established every direction for the project i'm not in agreement this is a historical building i think there is nice buildings there expensive buildings but the difference other than a history note between the middle-income over in the sunset or the other does the fact they're built approximately at the same time nothing special that makes this a historical district but that creates the question mark in my mind because if the 3
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findings are not satisfied by the traditional analysis of planning this creates a hardship what preservation has done they are the hardship they created a situation that is so different than what others have had to faced i'm torn about the question of the that enough to sway me in terms of going against the da's determination open the variance or whether i should go iowa i traditionally think of non-conforming. >> i will try to agree with my fellow commissioner, i think he put it in a way i was trying to put it in i don't necessarily building this property met the
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variance requirement but after hearing this and going through the belief i think this is a situation that is caused by preservation and so i'm leaning towards approving the variance. >> i'm inclined in that direction as well i don't like this may be someday we hope but if that's the way it is set up it is that's applied uniformly than it has merit to it and again, i'm with you not pursue swatted the project per say is a problem but that's not what we were here to discuss the meeting of criteria and i think this potential historic district
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creates issues. >> i agree i believe a lot of the issues were caused by planning specifically. >> i will add one last comment to the commissioners is that i don't think it was applied uniformly across the city i think that in some instances i can probably state those are at some point in time over drinks with the da there are arbitrary capricious decisions. >> this is the case that's in front of us now. >> sorry to look at this. >> are you going to make a motion commissioner. >> i think i will but i'll lose. >> i'm not sensitive of the
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finding being valid and therefore i'm going to vote to overturn the variance. >> oh. >> number 1, 2, 3. >> madam president. >> and number 4 and 5 hard to argue that. >> we have a motion on the floor from commissioner fung to overturn the zoning administrator overrule the granting of the variance on the basis that finding 1, 2, 3 have not been met. >> on that motion to overrule commissioner president lazarus no
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commissioner vice president honda. >> no commissioner wilson is absent thank you. the vote is 1 to 2 the motion fails, the granting of this variance is upheld. >> i have no other motions. >> okay with no other motion commissioners there's no further business. we're a -
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>> first of all, let me begin by saying what a wonderful city i'm so luke for the mayor of a great city like san francisco you know offer the years when i was city administrator i was working with then dominating to make sure that a city we also be prepared and read for the biggest disasters and i often used the term i continue uss it is another internal revenue magnify this great city if we're ready then the words like recovery and reliantcy will be
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common words we use everyday where our departments or nonprofit organizations working the community or volunteers that by the constantly try to recruit and today, i want to say to you that we don't have to be waiting for big disasters on a citywide basis to happen before you we oozed use those word we're challenged by disasters just as big for small families as and face certainly things certainly for the last two months we'll have 4 major fires in the city some of them as high as three or four alarms they've effected they've had the effect of us losing over one hundred living unit and more importantly interrupting sometimes
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tragically the lives of so many families in the city those are disasters that are felt he very environmental by those effected and their as being as a major earthquake are tsunami or airport crashes or disasters i'm luke oug i'm joined by our cities fire chief she's been working for 10 years to make sure our fire department is ready for all those disasters and, of course their appear on the on the ground at the first instance our director of human resources agency and many of our city departments are here to join me supervisor wiener and other members of the board of supervisors are here who have been working hard with me on forecasting what we do and can do better as a city when it
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comes to disasters and all of them working together with me now even more members of our innocence social services agencies in the community we're practicing all the time how to do better to help our residents effected by those disasters well, i'm looking at a very, very good group of what we've termed good samaritans in our city and this means a lot to me the people standing in front of you are today people that i believe have hearts of gold and that i'm proud of their bold actions for our resident and neighbors and entire community that needed them as a special time i'm sure you're aware of our city has experienced those fires and unfortunately those fires have caused a lot of damage in
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the city but i look at more importantly how we respond to those disasters because the more we can get we have people if from 9 community respond to them i know we'll be more relent as an entire city swler the fire department and police department and our department of emergency management and other dchts like human services and public health that specialized their ability to respond and get in early and help what he want to do more and more is also practice the ability to respond with the people power we have in the city and part of that people power includes the red xros and their volunteers dpw's who assisted isn't shelter in providing food immediately and, of course, our
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san francisco salvation army in they're basically necessities and utilizing their own offices to serve as a temporary shelter after the 2 south end street the salvation army went above and beyond they're calling by allowing a temporary shelter to be located in their shelter at van ness street so people could find solace in the neighborhood they've lived for many years i want to specifically thank the red cross and salvation army you're the first on the ground and the resident needed you most there is no also a best i didn't have local businesses that need to be recognized and thanked perhaps 2w078 to be named but there are merchant and businesses that also belong to a
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tight community that went out of their way to provide food and cloefrth or the fires especially the residents no mission small business like go tar 10 backing providing food to those in the shelter and their generous hearts that gave hope in the dark i did hours in addition to those small businesses we also had displaced families unable to access really basically necessities they this to get a 0 recovery process that complutd included did necessities of placing them in temporary housing in addition to the be able responder and the businesses that gave food and shelter i want to recognize the
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group of property owners in the city the lavrd groups that stepped up to house our families you have 450e7 people like bert i've going on known for many years as head of paishd that of those there long, long before we thought of legislation to codify our work he was there and supervisor wiener when we first started the restoration that he k3b9d time and time again his willing innocence to set aside unit at park merced to houses u house the victims of fire i know the other disasters and in addition to park merced and other unit on treasure island stepped up to help famed by the
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22nd aid 450id street fire and a newcomer to the area the technology to be living also residents and family from the mission fire in housing right on mission street i know that the owner will wanted to talk about his technology helps easy the usual tension between landlord/tenant and increase their housing opportunity our housing partners are key to the recovery for our families i want to thank you for the opportunity to encourage more project sponsors property owners and landlord to step up john steward to the living we need nor cooperation as i know you'll do our best with the board of supervisors and leandro address
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supervisor campos and supervisor wiener will join me to prevent the fires from happening whether a stronger compliance with the building code or anticipation of more of the things that prevent disaster but have to face disaster when it comes up so having a larger best i didn't have property owners will help on this effort and with the residential rent legislation all of our landowner have that opportunity to do the right thing for the residents also want to say thank you to the hotel couldn't because even they stepped up to provide hotel unit as brief as those unite were available they were able to step in and help a number of fire victims and the family we honor good samaritans helping our families for their long term recovery as well they have brought our entire
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city together to help those who are effected by raiding resources in a significant way of course i'm talking about zach crockett a young resident of our mission and some place who is running home and rather than stop and observe and take photographs and pictures like many others he rode home and allowed that to people trait his action and set up a go fund me account to help his neighbors (clapping.) well this effort this effort raised an unprecedented over $120,000 for those who are effected by the fire this is extraordinary and i want to thank a participate he found
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we've known to be a good partner our mission confirmation development meeting that was on the ground day in and out helping the 4r5i9 resident in the midst meeting worked closely with the 22nd street folks and became the agent for the good fund account so thank you to meeting not only for that at the heart of not only the residents your concern buyout small businesses and the many small businesses who perhaps in many occasions lost everything in the fire and going to have a hard time step up to the plate unless they get help m e t a started helping our small businesss and let's help them get to the goal
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any met a so the small businesses can on silicon valley and today, we're honoring one more inspiring effort by an entity called project homeless connection and la vacillating a working with supervisor kim's office little hit the nail on the head to campaign held folks in the tenderloin neighborhood this champion campaign is active i ask everyone to help raise the necessary resources to help the 234ks families effected by that fire you know, i want to say this our city is truly a world-class city and we also are proud to have world-class hearts that are demonstrated by those good samaritans standing right here all of you exemplify our city at
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the best and our entire city applauds our efforts to assist the folks in need at the time of need at this time i'm going to take the privilege of asking the supervisors to join me come on up supervisors to lend our voices to think i think a heartfelt applause to each and every one of them before i begin the ceremony. >> supervisor wiener supervisor breed. >> thank you, madam president asked me to speak first so mr. mayor, thank you for recognizing those heros i think one of the biggest surprise we you'll know as residents until you're in the fire department or getting
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noticed you don't on how many fires happen my first year in office we had a serial arsonist and we did the good samaritan ordinance to try to make it easier for lymph glands to put people up with low rent and ben yi from the human services agency done extraordinary work and it is heartbreaking in my i will district of 17th century and church a few years ago people's lives being completely up ended if their luke they have alternative housing and friends that hook them up if their unluke in the rental market there's trouble so my heart sings when we see a fire
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happening but opening this safety net people in the city coming together and 4r50ug9 for you our neighbors it is inspiration all so thank you to everyone i want to acknowledge the fire department those fires as awful as and are the fire department gets them out quickly and do a tremendous job so thank you. (clapping.) >> thank you and i just wanted to make sure that i stopped by to congratulate the folks that are being honored for their commitment to making sure they support their fellow neighbors i know those fires have you know had a dennis herrera 1259 impact and my grikt in particular
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neighbors that step up to the plate and i was 59 a fund raiser and organizing fundraiser for reveal raffle items i appreciate the people that step up the rear deck and others and especially the folks that take advantage of the program because mostly in some cases those unite are not available on the market and to open our doors and give someone an opportunity to call a place month to month home during one of the most tragic times i'll ask other apartment owners or 09 people that have unit available on our doors to people that are victims in those cases it could happen to anyone of us and
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appreciated when anyone step up to the plate to help someone in need you want to congratulate you and thank you for the fund you're starting for the work you continue to do and finally the fire department we have one of the best fire department in the country they amount me to make sure we put those fires out in a timely manner not to negatively impact nor resident when they start so thank you all for being here and mr. mayor and thank you for being here (clapping). >> and now i want to present on behalf of the city of san francisco a special city insignificant ma heart i hope you'll receive it with the feeling we're in deep
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appreciation of the work and commitment to the city and for the audience i'd like to just say shop locally because do as much locally has possible you know be know someone that is online a barky could be the hero in the city thank you, everyone for being here i'm going to ask the supervisors to help me do the pinning and if the chief could help i want to make sure i acknowledge the san francisco fire commission i know you're helping just making sure that we do all the right things in the city continually
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goorndz thank you very much on behalf of the city of san
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