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any rate of feet this ordinance also has a language that encourages can't require the mta but can you remember the mta to have an education campaign educating the cyclists and how the education works this thing past year $400,500,000 for the vision zero program and we also have money that is available from the transportation authority to pay for added education efforts around cyclist in the city in many legislation will urge the mta to carry out this education colleagues this is common sense legislation and for a city that is working to get people out of their cars and to use less of a cartoonish i am brilliant that incentives our
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climate goals and bicyclists help to meet our overhead needs i encourage our support. >> thank you supervisor avalos supervisor cowen. >> over a year ago we as a city commit to the vision zero policy which is a policy that is committed that commits our city to 2020 and facilities by the year of 2024 a good policy i stand behind and a dozens of high injury kortsdz we distinct to see and make improvements to as part of vision zero commitment approximately 7 thousand intersection in san francisco and i think we have a collective responsibility to make sure they're safe to the best of of our built to everyone
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that enters into the intersections whether residents or not are safe, i think we need to been holistically about cyclists and pedestrians and people that are disabled whether their sight impaired or in a wheelchair they'll be using overseeing corridors an if this ordinance passes it will porsche put in nourment we're extremity heard testimony from the disability advocates advocating their concerns around that policy i'd like to the also take a moment to recognize that just yesterday a bicyclists was tragically killed on the southeast part of the city in the neighborhood we don't know all the details an investigation is under a way those are the kinds of incidents and
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situations that i'm really concerned about i have a real concern that ordinance will confuse the issue and future create a miss understanding between drivers and pedestrians and have a few concerns when it comes down to improvement particularly with the novrn english speaking community not only enforcement if in the monthly lingual community but enforcement i've yet to see that happen to the question i received from passionate go san franciscans phone calls and overwhelms on both sides of the issues raised real concerns that are boycott e legitimate i'm e i'm not trying to demolish those from the cycling community but
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90 but the passage of that will come to a harvard challenge for those seniors and not able to support this legislation as it is today thank you. >> thank you. i see a long list on the roster at&t park we talkative today supervisor farrell. >> thank you, supervisor breed first thank you to supervisor avalos and supervisor breed and supervisor wiener that put that worked on this measure as well as the other co-sponsors i understand this policy was long in the making and a direct response to some of the acts link the wiggle and take the opportunity to supervisor president london breed i understand where she is coming from having said that, die building that changing the rules of road a appropriate response for me first of all, you're
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students her in san francisco are more commend until we have serious suggestions about a subway city that supervisor wiener started to talk about it is on this boo going to get worse and worse and people move to san francisco we doing doing everything we can to promote our transit first policies but recognize the status of roads and any up to this point in time as someone that group i grew up riding muni pea my bike by myself through the streets of san francisco before i was a teenager and when i turned 16 and started to throw a car into the mix still drive a car and ride a bike with my kids and walk as much as possible our roads are the crazy itself due to more people or construction it is what is haven everyday in
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san francisco i see drivers driving for aggressive than ever before and bicyclists blowing through stop signs and rltsz every single day to work and pedestrians walk with their heads down with their iphones from my perspectives everything here everybody that every mode of transportation is added fault in many ways and everyone in san francisco needs to take ownership we need to take accountant for all residents we rightfully contempt a ton of resources to vision zero i support and a number of unfortunate accident on the other hand, these in district 2 i don't see how this legislation furthers that goal people talked about this legislation in the context off pedestrians versus bicyclists frankly pitting that
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against each other drives me this is from my prospective everyone needs to be more vigilantes on the streets that means everyone bicyclists and pedestrians and car drivers and changing the rules of roads in san francisco to allow one mode of transportation to have a legally different set of rules on the roads doesn't make sense and a lot has been made about this works else were i understand major cities no europe we talk about idaho and to states the obvious we're a different setting idaho, i do as i looked it up earlier today has about 20 people per skwierp we
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have over 17 thousand people per square mile it is simply different we need to acknowledge the reality and lastly there is comments about well, that is a small resolution you know it can't say be implemented that is against state law it didn't really does much except contradict san francisco police department is don't say more than that it sends a preliminary hearing to everyone in san francisco that one mode of transportation in the city has a different set of rules than anyone else i'm a huge property of more bike lanes we did it on my street with my kids and my wife and i will and in district 2 and making that more attractive for bicyclists to be in san francisco we need to increase liability and attractiveness for transit first but changing the rules of the
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road for not only bicyclists but other people that use the road to me is the wrong medications i appreciate the intent of the resolution i understand where supervisor president london breed is coming from i do believe a ton of public safety issues that dictates sfpd is looking at crime with that said, i doolittle doable this make sense i'll not are supporting that. >> thank you supervisor farrell supervisor yee. >> thank you supervisor president london breed i want to say i think the understand the intent that supervisor avalos is trying to bring to the table and after all he was like supervisor jane kim and myself co-authorize of
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dissolutions which rules do we follow i'm thinking whether i'm a pedestrian or something that is biking or a driver what we don't want to do is create more situations where we're second-guessing where a biker ever or are anyone else will be doing some anticipation, of course, careful makes sure regardless if you're walking or biking are driving a vehicle but there's sometimes assume if there is a stop sign they're going to stop and if we're really don't know what someone about do is scarey i'd to be on the save side we have rules let's follow it you know what i mean, i'll be doing it will be safer so i'll not be supporting
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the legislation today. >> thank you schoe supervisor wiener. >> okay. i'm going to support supervisor avalos a few option comments in a row i support that this legislation and happy to sign on early as a co-author i think a lot of expressions of both support and option but in terms of the opposition i received almost every single communication i've received in opposition e-mails or otherwise talks about cyclists that run red lights or blow through stop signs or violate a right-of-way and almost hit a pedestrian i almost we're 11 for 11 wanting the cyclists to get ticketed their reckless behavior but not
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what this legislation is about this legislation i won't repeat with supervisor avalos said doesn't in any way exonerate people that are engaging in reckless behavior people traiflg of miller or less critically slow speeds and people that accusationly enter an intersection only if no one else is interest not violating anyone else's right-of-way we're not talking about someone that blows through stop signs this didn't apply to someone who is doing that not talking about running a red light this legislation didn't apply we're not talking about a krieflts speeding or riding on sidewalks i know we have a boarder discussion around the way that people act on the road cyclists and muni drivers
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and ridership drivers a intentional discussion how we should be sgrak with people in the city this is legislation is about a specific type of cycling not creating danger for anyone and this legislation is about making sure that people can actually bike in the city i agree completely with supervisor farrell we're getting be a more and more cross-out city we see is it on the streets every single day with the congestion of every mode of transportation and only going to get more congested as you're population is growing by other one and 50 thousand people by the quarters of a century but do the best we can to make that as easy as possible for people to
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assess forms of transportation other than driving their own car investing in the transportation system and vice chair a great car sharing and making that as easy as possible for people to ride bikes having a bike system that reflects the reality how people ride bikes the fact is a stop sign at every intersection on streets little or no traffic little risk of anything happening with the bikes entering the intersection slowly and cautiously some people will not stop at every single intersection port commission in every city i've ever seen and fancy for us to think they're going to do so so cyclists continue to get tickets someone
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in any districts sent me a citation under 57 mile-per-hour but got a ticket i don't think that is how we should be using our law enforcement resources people that are are being hit and dying on the streets we have far better used for our a scarce law enforcement so i'll be supporting this legislation. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. >> supervisor tang. >> thank you very much i know that there been comments and concerns about safety in relation i'll not repeat those one of the top concerns is again how we are telling me the police department that something should be the lowest enforcement priority for them that's where i fundamental have the issue what will stop us in the future police department we'll tell you what you're priorities that
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should be worked or worked out with community members, in fact, when i go to the police captain their priorities change they want the police to focus on something and next month something else i hear about cyclists not riding safely and it's okay. as along their caution i i don't like the police enforcement that one, the fundamental concerns the other thing is that as we know that state law governs the rules of road i appreciate we're trying to adopt a san francisco right-of-way policy that is a policy so i wanted to make sure that whether you're a residents or a visitor coming from out of state i understand what 9 rules
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of road are owe not something that san franciscans know about the yielding and be a personal level i don't have a problem that accident yielding again, if you're. >> broadcast bicyclists and experiencing caution and not coming to a complete stop i don't believe that that police should be spending their time endorsing those kinds of situations but that legislation came being because of some i think ousted arraigns behavior from one police captain and not adapt this because of one type of behalf we work better with the practical captain to make sure we addresses our values and the safety priorities what we could do a better job and should do more work in terms of enforcements on distracked driving and distransacted bike and those all those things
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making sure we are paying attention so i want to dots best to support the biking communities they've done amazing things to take the cars oath the road and like supervisor farrell i grew up bike before it was cool in san francisco so and he also when i was in college had on this a bike and if you're talking about e grerg behavior the police were hiding behind bushes on campus ticketing students we need to be careful no matter what we are doing i'd like us to focus on some other things to make the roads safer for everyone no matter of mode of tracking transportation but not address the police activities. >> supervisor mar. >> let me be succinct so many has been building inside on this
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issue for me i'll say i'm appreciative that supervisor avalos has brought that forward and i think best of my knowledge lash or the scope getting of bicyclists for the problems cause a culture speeding and cars is really the issue before us i think when there is an anti bicycle bias between the police department cult not just one or two police officers that is much broader than that if the safety committee to others issues we're extremity dolt day and night with that is ridiculous to say that the counter to vision zero vision zero and the focus on 5 to identify in a dedicated approach the danger is and again, the high injury corridors with the cars bicyclists unsafe bicycling is an issue about the cultural of cars and killing of
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people on discredits is night and day a lot of dialogue but want to binge that back supervisor avalos action a 10-year-old he was riding i had a green stingray two speedy learned how to ride safely and good efforts that he the bicycle coalition and other lead so we're trying to reach 20 percent by 2020 of bicyclists i think that kind of push back really important type of policy is counter to our policy as supervisor avalos mentioned to a healthier city reducing the carbon footprint and want to say i think the bias of the ticketing of bicyclists on the widen and other places is something that helps to address by sclaifr what the policies are when we all rode on the bike to work day many of us probable be
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cautiously slowed and blow through some stop signs i'll be speed up we know that happens often i'll say whether it is idaho, colorado or other city's it is the right thing to do for san francisco and we should be pufsh back on the ticketing of $200 for bicyclists that are not endaring anyone our times of the boards politics my colleagues join supervisor avalos and the other co-sponsors and anti bicyclists bias within the police department and the cultural and to stop scapegoating bicyclists for riding safely and trying to make the city a better place as well that's my $0.02. >> thank you supervisor mar. >> supervisor kim. >> i want to recognize supervisor avalos and his office and leadership for bringing this
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policy before us this is something we're extremity talked about for quite a number ever years in our confusion how we can make that a safer city for all the mode shares but how we can reduce the congestion on the streets if you, we want to get anymore individuals out of their cars out of the crowded muni and the congested streets into they're bikes this was on the ordinances that will help to insure that if you're a muni bus and the streets is two cross-out it is for you about save behavior we don't tolerant batting bad behave this ordinances are help to move the bicyclists through the intersection and across the street bikers know they don't want to tackle with cars their lose the fight with the vehicle that is
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thousands of pounds so cyclists is simply not going to engage in danger behavior they can't say endanger the pedestrians when we talk about a better transportation city, of course, we need to talk about anymore muni service and increase the muni services we need to talk about shivering that bicyclists feel safe and create a sets of laws that are going to encourage people to bike and do so safely hesitate what this ordinance is and many of the points are made why we should support i'm happy to be a co-sponsors with supervisor avalos as a beginning cyclists on the streets i see how this encourages me to bike more if there are not cars and
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not pedestrians on the street a slow role through can help to insure that i can safely there are no goat get through the city this is a good policy moving forward i think this can work in san francisco as well. >> thank you, supervisor kim. >> supervisor avalos i don't want to repeat but jeer this legislation is not so much but changing rules i don't think that is about changing rules but really about how we can have make people that yield at stop signs the lowest priority for law enforcement it is really about making sure we're putting our resources where they really need to go cyclists who are approaching stop signs at slow speeds looking at for pedestrians are
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not causing harm and to stand the appreciate resources and such behavior an intersections that are actually not critical intersections to the vision zero efforts is making enforcement recycle we're doing the enforcement but police department to have discretion and when we legislate one of the lowest detroit's priorities we give the police department discretion we need that kind of enforcement if we look at market octavia intersection national getting any kind of enforcement and we believe because of bias against cyclists then we're not doing we we need to do with the vision zero program far people that run stop signs and violate the pedestrian right-of-way and
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competing complete turning violations and speeding but actually allowing the cyclists do come to a yield at stop signs we're not endorsing stop signs but enforcing studying speeding a cyclist is blogging through the intersection the police can go after them they've violated speeding and avoid and stop sign by blogging introduce it in a dangers way to just to be clear we want our police department to do effective enforcement not to waste their times think 15 minute $200 fixture or intelligent for people not causing danger on our streets colleagues, i have a number ever small amendments i don't believe i have two of i passed out a sheet of paper the first i'll read into the record is on page
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3 lines three and four it is vision zero language clean up the 70 sfldz or san francisco police department is focused on the behaviors most likely to result in someone seriously injured some seriously injured the next one on page 5 line 3 adding the words always that bicyclists yield in accordance with the ordinance the words always is new an page 7 line 7 fixing a typo a small change 2015 to be 2016 and page 5 lines 11 to telephone we're adding the words maintain a distance of 6 feet from any pedestrians we're actually setting the distance with an pedestrian and i'd like
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to have a motion to accept those amendments and last week to motion that we duplicate the file that is amended the amended files and send that back to committee but like to or have a vote for the second reading for the january when we have a meeting just to be clear the duplicated file to amend that. >> the duplicated family. >> to create after the amendment. >> exactly. >> so supervisor avalos has made a motion to amend so marked by supervisor avalos colleagues we'll take that without objection. the amendments pass and you want to duplicate the file and are you making a motion to send the duplicated file as amended back to commissioner lee. >> you're reading my mind madam president yes. >> okay so supervisor avalos as made a
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motion to send the duplicated file back to committee seconded by supervisor avalos colleagues we'll take that without objection. we'll take that without objection. that passes and madam clerk on the current item as amended seeing no other names on the roster please call roll. >> supervisor cowen no i heard i first supervisor. >> my apologies no. >> supervisor farrell no supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin. >> no supervisor tang no supervisor wiener supervisor yee no supervisor avalos supervisor breed
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commissioner campos. >> there are 6 i's and 45 nos with supervisor cowen, peskin and supervisor yee in the december sent that this ordinance is passed on the first responder as amended madam clerk go to item number 45 an ordinance to amend the all hands on deck for the permitted signs under the subsection did of the sugary drink beverages warning to signs permitted other than october 2014. >> roll call vote. >> oh, sorry supervisor wiener and colleagues that is clean up to close a loophole in the health warner sign we're extremity passed earlier this year i'll appreciate you're support. >> okay supervisor wiener seeing no other names on the roster mr. clerk madam clerk.
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>> supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee. >> supervisor avalos supervisor breed commissioner campos there are 11 i's. >> this ordinance is passed unanimously on the first reading all right. go to committee reports. >> item 4 of was considered by the land use and transportation meeting on mondays and was forwarded as a committee reports item 46 a resolution to expend for an additional of interim controls in the castro street to require a conditional use authorization for a promoted use
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that has been determined to be formula retail use and to affirm the ceqa determination. >> colleagues colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? we'll take that without objection. the resolution is adopted unanimously item 47. >> was considered by the public safety at a special meeting on friday and was not forwarded to the boards as committee report. >> okay commissioner campos. >> thank you madam president and thank you to scomplair and supervisor yee nothing i'd like to have this item vote on today unfortunately, we have to go through the meeting imperative with the our labor partners from who represent employees and various agencies wear under the applied that have process and because of that i need to ask
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you to continue this item to our meeting of january 26, 2016, which will give us enough time to. >> through the wanting to commissioner campos that was not forwarded to the board not currently before the board. >> okay nelson mandela. >> we'll be skipping over that item and not having a discussion since that was michael added to the agendas madam clerk and the agenda is created before the item is considered by the committee. >> thank you for your clarity sorry so we will basically be skipping over this item and commissioner campos is for clarity a corona that item. >> thank you supervisor breed on think everything else never
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mind. >> supervisor. >> a co-sponsor. >> item 48 and 49 with your considered by the public safety and neighborhood committee at adds specialize joint trial meeting with the lafco commission on friday december 11th were forwarded and 48 was recommend with a new title to urge the california public utilities commission to reject pacific gas & electric promoted increase fees for solar customers to support net metering so the customers receive a fair price for access electrical. madam chair rosales >> first of all, i'd like to thank my colleagues everyone for kovrz those resolutions item 48 i didn't get our co-sponsorship because you co-sponsored i hope you support and this is has been
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an historic moment in our climatic change world and our world is impacted by climatic change and conference in paris and while we didn't get binding change that binds the government's to take action there was an agreement we would actually instead of using the two degree selling us but the maximum afternoon temperature rise since preindustrial times it is significant for a lot of people the volunteery efforts you're do not have is engaged is very, very problematic and put burns think cities around the world to do their part and san francisco is no extensive the compliment action goals to effect the climatic change to
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implement our cleanpowersf and we're poised to do that third year or start next year but this entire year setting the stage of cleanpowersf so to camp coming as a abilities of a challenge we're getting ready to launch that pg&e the monopoly we buy our electricity it spying with the california public utilities commission two proposals that will limit our ability to implement cleanpowersf one is a change to the neat brerg metering is how residents that have solar or facilities that generate electrical can use their electrical but sell the access into the grid and pg&e is changing the rules that will make that more difficult and cost more for facility and people that own the electrical
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generation like solar to be able to make it cost fiscal and sorrowfully impact our cleanpowersf program the other prop that pg&e has filled the power adjustment rate it is a rate they'll charge the expertise that or existing pg&e's electrical generation system and goobtsdz to the cleanpowersf this is not effect only cleanpowersf but other communities choice like marin and other electrical places around california and limits our ability to make to launch our clean power and to create our own facilities in our effort to make the rates competitive with pencil we'll have less money about $8.4 million variable norway for our goals it is
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virtually important we send a strong message by sending the communication to the california public utilities commission to reject those two proposals from pg&e so we can actually see our clean power program start and our goals for compliment action take effect next year colleagues he urge tour support. >> madam clerk call item 49 a resolution for the california public utilities commission to reject the pg&e companies promoted increase to the power charge emancipation proclamation difference the p cdc cia in the application and support alternatives that will mitigate the impact on the cca customers and prospective cca and respect for the reexamination how the pcia is calculated and applied to pg&e consumers and
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colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? we'll take that without objection. the resolutions are adopted anonymously madam clerk item 50 please. was considered by the rules committee at a rescheduled meeting open december 10th and forwarded as a committee report and recommended with a new title to appoint the following 11 members to the cannabis task force terms enld august 31st jessie eric micro sarah john barbara tom ambassador laura terrance and daascy. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you madam president colleagues today before us is a major step in making sure that san francisco is prepared when as i'm hoping will happen to
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legalize the adult cannabis use next november as you recall this year we unanimously passed protective to creates a cannabis state task force so we don't have a fire drill after latelytion occurs in terms of addressing the land use and health and safety and other issues we're going to have to grapple when this happens as this creates a task force of 14 members price the go school district and the boards of equalization to extend the next year grasping with those and coming up with a recommendation to the board of supervisors we can consider last week the rules committee heard from qualified candidates that remind me why i never served on the rules
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committee it is awful we made hard which i see and 11 candidates we continued the labor seat because of a switch under one candidate for another and the two business communities seats i understand the rules committee will take those appointments up in january but 11 solid candidates and colleagues he ask for your support in appointing them to the tveng. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. >> supervisor avalos. >> to par even though we have a thorough process and those are very, very quality candidates i'm happy with the diversities we have for the task force we then people representing different communities and perspectives i felt we had a thorough vetting process and it
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was pretty thoughtful about our approaching the people for the task force i urge our support for those candidates and we'll be finalizing the 3 members in the new year. >> thank you supervisor mar yeah, he wanted to thank supervisor wiener for the forward thinking to set up this task force what a great group of people i'm looking forward to the remaining seats and round of people 55 for seats i'm pleased our city as great expertise and exist of voices that will be making our policies as this move forward. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. >> thank you misrepresenting i did just want to thank a few people first easter allen and spearheading the outreach that people knew to apply and also
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want to thank jeff in any office that did a lot of great work and meeting with the candidates and supervisor avalos office as well. >> colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? we'll take that without objection. the motion is approved unanimously all right madam clerk let's go to roll call for introduction. >> supervisor cowen is first up to introduce new business. >> thank you very much madam president and madam clerk colleagues, i have first, the resolution expressing the board of supervisors supports for the safety for all initiative which is proposed for that the 2016 statewide ballot by 11th hour gavin newsom we're extremity as a city been leaders in insuring that has some of the strongest
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gun regulations so i'll let supervisor farrell and i did work and commissioner campos you've been supportive of this legislation locally we're extremity band the position of any magazines we have required local gun dealers to better interact and recorded to the law enforcement officials and required report on ammunition and the record of gun always sales and lethal types of ammunition and prohibit minors from entering fire rages without a parents but the progressive stance we still is limits on what we do to regulate the ammunition and gun sales to imperative to have state and other legislation to have strict
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regulations this promoted inch will be among this among other things require the point of sale background schekz and remove the ability for a third party possession and anti allowing law the magazines stating and out of state purchase of ammunition only delivered to licensed purposes san francisco and california and as well as the country a severe public safety issues when it comes to gun today in the city 49 homicides that involve guns we need to support this one that builds upon the strong stance we had here in san francisco so the rest the state may follow the second item the result of an
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issue that has u religion as the president rear deck our final dimension is outdated and didn't accurately fit several of our current members particularly this old definition explicit include or be able members of the judge retirement to include the years of compensation under the current system this is simple and clean update the older definitions to make sure that the judge are contemplated for that in their years of service keep in mind the judges are unusual folks that have spent time as public defender's so the third yes, ma'am is a hearing request on the status of oversized vehicle
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restriction back under go 2013 i worked with sfmta and supervisor chiu to you launch a program to launch the issue of the parking of oversized vehicles that is many part of city but keying into potrero hill and dog patch neighborhood their proves to be successful and since then my constituents have requested it be expanded into neighborhood that many have seen unsafe oversight sized vehicle practices a recent exploration of an oversized vehicle in the district center if ten my understanding sfmta has put a holds on the restriction raerlg due to a desire do study the
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issue so i'm going to request this hearing i'd like a better understanding the current status of parking restriction program and the city's effort if addressing the parking of oversized vehicles the rest i submit thank you supervisor farrell and colleagues one ordinance today when the voters a number of years ago passed the city cash to provide benefits to keep people stabilized in our city if it was one the go biggest initiatives for homelessness and people founds housing assaults, however, in work with the housing providers and hsa a potentially minor 200 flaw i believe that would prudence to
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amend important individuals being evicted that cause our decide for resources and continued to, housed currently an, an individual was in undermines hsa notified that individual before the benefit can be discontinued we were able to get that individual on the cash for stabilization but the third compliance have no source of income to pay rents and have their housing security threatened san francisco of them face eviction so today, i'm introducing a common sense or more to our cutters cash housing that concretes a 3 year for the cash partners and codifies a sanction for the carrying on cash to help people secure in their housing and lower the risk
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of eviction the intent to significantly reduce the risk those those holmes individuals got on the streets this is that year pilot program for people that are are casing for cash that decide in supports of housing and combaenldz in 3 acts of inflicts internal revenue their ineligible to receive any wednesday but this pilot program makes the up to that time directing to the housing provide hsa collects the numbers of individual that receives assistants and will submit an annual report to the board of supervisors describing the implementation effectiveness and room for improvement individuals won't be able to qualify under the program if the discontinues is due to fraud with the program requirements
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and ultimately homelessness is a huge problem in the city we continue to be at the top of list for everybody it is the rights solution and the most cost and humane solution and the idea of this proposal and pilot program to keep the formally homelessness houses and off the streets to continue to have better lives and not cycle through the resolve doors of homelessness it continues to have our people housed i want to thank a number of individuals and organizations like from my office and the general advocacy for approach my office and the tenderloin housing clinic to the director of hsa and noah valley and the fine tuning and colleagues its third reading.
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>> thank you supervisor farrell supervisor kim. >> over the last several months we're extremity seen private investment deals seeing higher and higher vooblt i've asked to reach 40 percent on the lot 337 and the 5m project in the south of market we will soon be announcing another tale with the 40 with ocii at fulsome and those projects are negotiated is on a case by case basis but demonstrated the 12 percent is not enough and the developers build much more 9 policy change is for the low income and middle-income families new powell information as of last week confirms the housing affordability is on the tops of
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everyone's minds 70 percent of voters poodles support to double the consideration to 25 percent voters wanted to see that and prepared to vote in a june primary to increase those o this percentage you're office feels this is the time to visit the inclusionary housing set in the fire hydrant in 2012 a different schap it is clear we need to revisit the percentage that are located and the percentages don't not belong in the charter and revert back at that time, sclks requirement with an additional 10 percent of units affordable for middle-income and enabling in a city where it is no longer just the poor we need to house but the middle-income like teachers and nurses are having a hard time staying in
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san francisco the public is worried about the long term residents lou gehrig's disease their homes and the rents are at record level and home prices are out of reach for the majority of san franciscans we can't wait until november 2016 so that's why i'm introducing the circulatory amendment to begin this to rove it from our charter and landmarking the ways to examine the affordable housing and recognize supervisor peskin and look forward to the discussion in terms of f of what we'll be bringing to the voters i look forward to work with the mayor's office to increase side affordable housing production with that, i'll submit. >> supervisor mar. >> thank you colleagues i'm introducing a hearing on senior home career qualities focused on the fall out of home care for
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seniors and people with disabilities i'll be working with the dos also the budget and legislative analysis office and other co-sponsored council to make reports largely because of the senior dignity coalition for the dignity fund coalition the care council and what we call i think 5 years the care for the generations and senior and disability action our city supported the senior populations to age in place with dignity and to continue to stay in their homes and communities as long as possible for example, we're extremity nrtdz funding for the senior centers and the programs for home clifrdz meal services for seniors in an effort to end hunger we 2020 last week he
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occupied an coincidence into meals on wheels but one the leaders if the securities task force and brought. >> number of michael celis meals seniors slltdz one amazing woman at the age of one and 8 tylenol's my age i should reveal alters one and 8 living in here home an hsa working but i'm amazed she's so sharp and living in her community because of meals an wheels she can do that many, many other seniors out there a can't say afford health care but earlier this year i directed the offices to conduct an analysis in san francisco keep pace with the raising high cost of home care
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invading successfully fighting for increased was this for the home care providers we need to make sure that all seniors have access to quality care a few pieces of life expectancy has increased from 1950 to increases in 2009 also since 1990 the number of seniors ages 60 to 44 has grown by 39 percent because of first, i have of the baby boomer bathrooms was we look at the bay area and san francisco our population of seniors will grow double in the state to somewhere near informing percent the seniors by 20050 and i how many seniors have a need for
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care but current cannot afford that home care the report will also been that report will be rolled shortly and the controller's office is working on a report for the long term corresponding council for focus groups conducted what the senior groups call the upper core seniors like in home or hsa but in need and can't afford care of their own as a baby boornl like me the seniors of the next year's developing strategies to keep seniors to stay in their home auto the institutions and in our communities i look forward to hearing from dos and is controller's office on their findings and work with the long term care corresponding council in our coalition ever senior advocates firefighting for dignity in an angling friendly
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city and i'm proud when we were honors sarah shorted moms ago i'm proud that san francisco will be opening a satellite it is opening on january 11, 2016, we're extremity organized tells you but people if the richmond district it is an amazing tenant organization we're extremity heard that offers free counseling for all types of housing including rent-controlled housing and section 8 and been fighting forgive the rights of tenants for over 3 of years in 1979 not long after the fall of i localities at chinese-americans came together to talk about the can condos that are department of water & power the elderly the
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human right committee has bloomed where they help over 5 thousand tenants advising them on their rights as tenants and two people have been hired in the center the richmond is generously offenders space at their site and opening on january 11th in the richmond and r m.d. c an 32 avenue in the communities music center space there hours are mondays through wednesday, thursday and friday 9 to noon and reached at their phone call gets underscore information and hr c services are mandarin and cantonese and we're going
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looking for russian and vietnam and other staff as well its third reading. >> supervisor peskin. >> thank you, madam clerk colleagues i've intend at my first meeting many months i think we have an imperative to begin a conversation about spending that rent control beyond buildings that are built prior to 1979 observing that has preimpediment by the costa-hawkins act and i hope in the new year to work with all of you at least to express our sentiment to the states legislator that certainly parts of costa-hawkins should be revisits i think we all know the power of the california boards of realtors and the local board of realtors in sacramento while it is important to begin that
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conversation it occurred maybe things we can do locally as with supervisor kim's charter amendment that she introduced and i'm delighted to co-sponsor we need to stop doing things on a case by case basis we have regulated in the ace of park merced i served with the trinity proptz and supervisor wiener lead the way and my predecessor supervisor christensen showed you to subject now units to reversal so that got that he thinking we should stop this on a case by case basis in instances the sister is conferring a benefit through up john or other changes like at adu is something we can
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institute rent control i'm asking the city attorney draft it and look forward to working with folks from the landlords community in the tenants community and in the development community to make sure that we get it right and that we talk to all the stakeholders. >> i was not here in 2012 when prop c was crafted but you can see as something who was on the boards for 8 years legislation like inclusionary housing go belong in the cost of construction change those numbers change and maybe some days we'll get to a formula it changes autumn bans the sale of construction but getting that 12 percent out of the chart and back to the branch of government is long overdue a way to address the incredible housing crisis
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that hsa as supervisor jane kim said is acknowledged as the most important issue by over 70 percent of san francisco residents i'm honored to co-sponsor that and mentioning trinity properties i had the pleasure ever many years ago of negotiating with the owner of trinity properties we were handing outlining outburst that deal at 18th street and market through in the wrong direction and voluntary agreement got a rent control like scheme only fitting that today, we adjourn the board meeting in the memory of angelo and i'm delighted that supervisor wiener is co-sponsoring that immemoriam and the gentleman was the last of san francisco major postwar believes and passed away on december 8th at the age of 91
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uncommon referred to as the godfather of for the italian american communities the gentleman served on the board thought boys and girls for 40 years and dependent upon funds to rebuild the club that opened this year a huge philanthropist and a door to the this sisters of the poor for the eshldz on lake street that he was born and raised in lump surrounded and supervisor mar's district to newly emigrated parents and went to washington high before work his way to college and serving in the navy in world war ii and returning to the united states not blessed with his father's
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talents of carpenter reideas as a small firm and honed it's skills and prepared the contracts for his alien speaking father and sold newspapers door to door angelo over achieved in property purposes and sales and set a course for a future if real estate development in 1956 he married his wife and prompting started a family having 7 children the 59 yvonne served as a council and one that angelo troubled his success in family and in business while he was known as a tough negotiator but possessing i extensions a great sense ever
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humors that was sometimes he would smile and tell people he flungdz kindergarten he wasn't that smart i knew bettered survived by his wife and 7 children and 13 grandchildren i'd like to adjourn in memory of the gentleman. >> thank you, supervisor peskin. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you, madam clerk i have alisa miller very sad in memoriam today for a member of staff member of our planning department staff in the position mary brown that passed away last week she joined the planning department in 2008, and before that worked with the san francisco bike coalition for a decade for the membership decoration and its bic net ♪ role rear ends withholding best
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practices for bicycle policies for the engineering and strategies for circling transportation and presented a countless community meetings but it was her return to congratulate school that led her to receiving her masters in geography at san francisco state university and workings with the department for example for the bar and marcus book store and my office on the deboss landmark the historic on a decade extremely contentious in the neighborhood very difficulties did the and mary handlerself a thoughtful and warm person
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embodying the best of a public servants and greatly missed survived by her parents that live in san diego and her ordinarily brother jim and journeying kenny ask we adjourn in mary's memory >> thank you, supervisor wiener. >> supervisor yee. >> supervisor avalos. >> thank you madam clerk colleagues last week i mentioned an introduction that i was windows at the baftsd look at how the city is preparing for the super bowl 50 events and i got a motion requesting the bouflts do this award that could about last week in land use chair cowen and supervisor kim and i put in a presentation to
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get readies for the super bowl that was alarming to see that there was not clear presentation about what the costs would be to the city and what kind of resources would be moved around of a the police department there was a considerable amount of general or general fund spent for the staging muni around the events especially the plazas but no understanding of the what it costs it looks like it appears many hidden costs not discuses it is important that our authorities is experienced so far there has been no authorities the city the board of supervisors has had over city expenditures and mobilization of resources for the super bowl 50 events so this request while that is maids will be formal we'll be voting on january 12th we want to thank co-sponsors for
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this supervisor cowen supervisor kim and peskin for wanting to get to the become of what is happening for the city resources for the super bowl event i also mentions i'm requesting data on the traffic bicyclist embarrassment from the police department a letter of inquiry oil be submitting today as well and i have a charter amendments i'm reintroducing something we vote on last year as well as in the year 2012 one version looking at how we conduct our run offices for mayoral elections and in recent years we're extremity been using the rights choice voting system for mayoral this charter election will have an actual run off 20 twfrn the two top for the mayor's race it is important for a city when we actually see a
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real definition point of view for how we move what direction perhaps two candidates running against each other that gives the voters what they are voting for mr. the rank choice 15 candidates in 2011 it is very, very difficult for residents to discern the candidates for anywhere that year indicating having the runoff establishes the voter engagement and understanding what is at stake for the city when they see the election that a runoff provides the other parts of charter amendment is actually reestablishing the elections to fill the vacancies on the board of supervisors and the mrairs this mayor's office let's elect our elected officials this process is something that actually limited our tilt to be
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strong and effective legislators we don't have the definition that elections provide we're not accountable to the voter we limit our ability to legislate effectively this how to have a strong effort of having our bold independent and checks and balances between the mayor's office and the election branch is rather than having a charts mainstreamed that the mayor is a voting plea bargain of the board of supervisors we operate the board of supervisors from the mayor's office last year, we saw a very water shed momentums for san francisco in the election for the district 3rd race it come down to the voters wanted to see independence and practice
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i welcome supervisor peskin as a result but how the city was so challenges by the politics and the mayor spent so much times not only caption k constraining for his election it shows that should go something is amiss we need to be loyal to our voters so that is what democracy is about this is a charter amendment and draft charter amendment that fully as i understand by the city attorney by but i want to process we'll take a part in crafting it operation of powers that is vitality important the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor avalos. >> supervisor breed. >> thank you, colleagues today, i'm introducing all the times to mayor ed lee and supervisor tang's creating the air force bonus program or the
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ah bp a meeting with tommy he mentioned his concerns the apb p couldn't get people to dear down existing residential units so iconicly a concern my staff and i have been working we joined with supervisor tang and the mayor ed lee and the planning department to make sure there are mr. chairs or protections in the bonus legislation for residential units not just tommy this concern top e came up about the legislation as well they've been doing a number of community meetings to discuss that is would be that many of the members of the communities are concerned and everyone shared the goal of protecting the rental units is my amendments prohibit the use of a bonus project for a project that
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distinguished rent-controlled units and instruct the parklet to have a comprehensive policy and is bonus program that will insure there are no incentives to depiction rent-controlled units and all current tenants are protected this prohibition whether remain in place for one year or until the board adopts a comprehensive policy whichever comes later the majority of board cannot agree on a approach one for one replacement restriction, etc. the prosecution will remain in place thank you to the supervisors and owe a big thank you to the deputy city attorney susan cleveland-knowles i know the affordable housing bonus program is extracted legislation many people including myself are studying it and it's impacts
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let's evaluate it will in no way encourage or cause the depiction of our rent-controlled unit housing this legislation is pending before the commission i'll send my pamphlet and request the official packet for the legislation then the commission can consider is amendments and i'll be happy to to offer them when the full legislation returns to the board of supervisors i'm proud to move forward to protect our precious rent-controlled housing and ask for your support the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor president breed. >> seeing no other names that concludes the roll call. >> please read public comment.
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>> as a whole and not to matter. speakers using translation services get up to twice the time. and if you need to put up a document on the overhead advise sfgovtv, and take it down when you are finished. you thank you first speaker please. >> our full supervisor san francisco city mayor ed lee california govern governor jerry brown i in favor change my name today is december 15th and today going to be the last day for
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full meeting in this year i like to tell to everyone merry christmas and happy new year our god to protect each and overview of you i'm glad to see our former supervisor mr. allen peskin returned back to us congratulation peskin our supervisor jane kim i'm one the people that live in you're district last week one of our old residents committed accidently fire in our building that problem cost our company building d and d.c. about 75
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thousand maybe more 70 urns you need to congressman that when the people get housing for housing and they have carbon like that they don't need to something about at all supervisor i give my coverage to work with every single one of you because that can be worth and can be committed in overview of you're homes supervisor look to me i have the flier. >> thank you very much. >> thank you i'm sorry your time is up. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker,
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please. >> good evening supervisors what i'm about to read is only a rough draft the following issues will be presented to governor jerry brown and mayor ed lee and all supervisors and commissions and more in regards to sfpd and the fire department i will be asking for eyes wide open for the sensitivity train for all police as to why is many men being hired as police officer with red flags by their names and why is one officer making so many arrests police are making two critical mistakes and cypress k escaping prosecution what are the majority of people being shot or arrested when it comes to blacks and whites whites get a chance to live but
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blacks could go do the correspondence office i ask all 9 m m being removed from the plod if they don't know how to control that firearm what's the point. >> it has been shown in a large percentage of san francisco police can't handle the 9 millimeter not a myriad ever choices police don't hate crime they don't hate criminals they don't hate people they hate life thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening board of supervisors i'm alicia here to represent the local rendered presenters and to sfrieft of invite you to the show that is
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coming to town from to 10 and has a mission to rise the cultural in china over one million audience has seen the shows that is educational and surprising you can have strong connection that's why to come to talk you, you performance arts has a academy called the academy of arts they've troishgd a lot of the local students in san francisco and other schools in san francisco ear have invited the teachers to teach there that includes the chinese-american international school in supervisor breed district the a.d. school in supervisor wiener's district and 3 schools in supervisor peskin's they're
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the mrerm and john elementary school and jean parker elementary and 3 schools in supervisor commissioner campos district albert taylor and willie l. brown middle school and al vest and the eddie taylor has invited the teachers for chinese dance show thank you very much and i'll recommend to the supervisors to consider an operation application as in the past two years. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, i supervisor i'm trying to play the video of the performing arts. >> cultural has returned
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be inspired, discover and experience the devin culture coming to santa fe, san francisco and sacramento january 1st through 15. >> i've been coming to the theatres a arts i'm not familiar with. >> overwhelmed i did quality of dancing i am extremely impressed. >> they sing with they're hearts and a person on the stage that played a really, really
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weird choice. >> a blessing to see what a gift god gives especially to the chinese culture that is devin those bring the chinese civilization back to life. >> thank you thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> we have new supervisors some left the new supervisor how you came to the united states from soviet to say god kill
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americans you usually say god bless america i say god kill america that is only a fascist country who can they evacuee a war survivor because somebody said something that is like case in french put in jail for life or even wanted to kill french jewish officer but united states who has millions it is interesting only one country's and the world that has to many homeless million people that are living on the street and eating
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from the garbage cans and sleep on the floor never seeing doctors and dying what you care about the city all the people god punish america because this was what they did to kill 8 million indians to the black people and all elderly people to kill them on the streets fascist country. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> thank you supervisor president london breed and other members of the can ball i'm chris i live at 6 and housing 14
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sea lastly spots the reason the compliment conference in paris led me to the brink of despair it is agreement inadequate in any potential results and entirely without compliance or admin mechanisms to limit the climatic change and rise of this amount will not kill us all our civilization will not collapse inspirational but will only degrade the lives and only kill some of us i stood before you and offered a simple plan to deal with the humanities entire carbon upload this to use free energy do irrigate new trees it doesn't seek to assign guilty or cost for events of the past more solve our carbon overload
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problem from the past i belief entirely to mother nature to deal with that plan offers no plan and accepts no excuses and can and should be implemented tomorrow because we have no time this plan just fixes the problem please remember from the energy and fresh water and new trees and no blame no excuses no time thank you sxhoepd thank you. >> going forward i have graphics and sxhoepd and supervisors welcome back supervisor peskin you're dad and mom's with our ticket out i think that is where you were at and that same old place you left
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will the some of the names have been changed since. >> come around but those dreams are remained and you turned around and who thought they thought to lead you back here where we need you well, he season a lot of because we're extremity got him on the spot week back welcome back, welcome back good luck and keep on the right track allen president wesson cane well, all the old acquaintance be forgot and drink a cup of kindness yet for a city sure do shine
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a city older than mine back. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> how am i populated to follow that i'm the founder of save the palace about the current developments for the rec and park department for the palace of fine arts exhibit haul san franciscans are not happy about the direction and the view the 3 plans before them especially the one in the localities on the site as radical and acceptable used for that space to dates many folks are signed the proposal select by the commission and for the exhibit haul one dedicated to
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the arts we believe that the commission process was indenturing flawed from the beginning only the deepest pocket can have the long-term lease we want the pass us of arts to live up to its name and expires the future generations the san franciscans working with the board to address this in the future thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm magic also for safe the palace you can look up from our cell phones for a minute that it would fine we could make that an answer the san francisco has led the world in moving us to this new times it is the time or time to make it a place to make that for working groups for the
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destruction for the place imagine classrooms. all the methods that exist we have the tools we need to change all we need to do is break the strangle hold and add the arts center it celebrates the idea and inspire the work we need you attended the meanwhile the rec and park and percentage commission is trying to up super the action of the trader joe's advertised outrageous within in their methodology they don't follow their due diligence and public input for the public good and nothing in those documents would be in any way con stroutd that the restaurant is the desired open on to used that this is a sly way to eliminate
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the proposals i've the first responsibility to stop in process now over 20 thousand people are signed the petition people are in shock please do you, you can for the power for the people
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thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> if you were on the front an article with that appeared in the oakland post the second panel is a review that appeared in the forum the publication of the california criminal justice system in the september 14, 2014, issue and it talks about this full scandal unless someone thinks this is a hoax the last two pages are evidentiary documents that should be in our
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hands they're a comprehension confession the orders. >> sir. >> excuse me. you hear me better. >> if you read the document you'll noticed it comes out in april of 2000 under the issuance statement it talks about the fact they've bill has required the voters have is notice on their face regarding. >> thank you very much thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> there i'm richard warner in district 2 for years earlier
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this evening a dozens of members if the neighborhood garjtd to ask for your support of our most long effort to landmark the times cook located on the proposed we're extremity met the criteria set forth when i the university and now ask that you listen to our community civic fofrlts and consider move forward with the nomination process thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is rec he live two houses down if cook pine whifsz 5 years old i started kindergarten and my folks walked and stopped to look at the views i saw the pines i like that it making made me feel safe and taught that trees help the
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bigger the trees the more they help will one of you landmark a perfectly good prey tree that helps us breath. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> in april our loan mount neighborhood began the process of landmarking the majestic - cook pine other historic property the one on the left the san francisco port commission sports the tree the council reviewed the trees and cultural and historical value and sent the decision for the potential landmarking to the full board of supervisors for a review the facts a decision to allow the
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laborers process to move forward for it historic important tree is in the boards hands upon review of our case you're see a lot of interesting facts that we're extremity gathered about the tree and see hundreds of signatures from the community in support of landmarking this tree today, we have several members of the neighborhood that had to leave for work and asking a supervisor come to the aid of this magnificent tree ask that his or her if one p will help to landmark this tree please raise your right hand i'll go to the office and brief that person on the case thank you. >> thank you very much.
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>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> we don't advocate for landmark femurs we make expectations the ordinance in the left hand mount or mountain neighbors is tied to the form cemeteries in the beginning in the 1850s the retained and trees at cook street has historical significance because of the director of one of the big four
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cemeteries while the residents is one of the eater structures and one of the last surviving cottages on the west side the tree on the lot is old and not worthy for the connection to smith and the landscape styles in the new removed cemeteries we don't purport to use what the city use for a landmark status but respect the west side of san francisco and to us the cook street cottage are important for recognize and thank you for you're help ♪ matter >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> now the birth of jesus christ let me read this now the biggest of jesus christ was on this wise you know before i begin let me
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say i don't know who the greater terry irate you're talking about gun control or the muslims that load us up i don't know who is the worse is it feinstein that says turn in our guns mr. and mrs. america it is nancy pelosi that says we need to stop the moment of silence until we get rid of the analysty republicans or the muslims i don't know now the biggest of jesus christ was on this wise when his mother mother mary was espoused she waser she was found with child of holy ghost and joseph not willing to make her a public exhibition to or example to put here away but the angle of the
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lord said joseph do not fear for that was conceived is of the holly ghost and she shall bring forth a son and call his name jesus they'll save their people from the as i understand that might be fulfilled behold an environmental review begin shall call his name manuel is god with us and then joseph being raised from sleep did as the angle of the lord and knew here not until she brought for the her first son and called his name jesus. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> with united for the budget i
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know a lot of you have seen me a lot lastly and appreciate i think you guys did. >> madam president that item was considered by the board and in the morning available to speak on that. >> may speak on the working group around the mental health each time. >> generally speaking yes. >> i appreciate that consideration of alternatives and i'd like to encourage that we make sure that people that are formally incarcerated and impacted by the jail system and the prison system radio considered for to have leadership in that committee. >> i'm end it there thank you
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very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi i'm jesus i didn't i live and work in district 5 and wanted to say thank you to the board of supervisors appointing the task force that is wonderful i'm grateful for the opportunity to serve and finn finally wants to say the working group for the sheriff and department of health to consider the jail rae billed is a great opportunities it are to the city to consider this is wonderful for up the oversight thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> tom accidents happen and rain slick tires on a with wheelchair
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sliding down the street wagging on uncontrollable plastic curve cuts enhance that feature even more a bicyclist rider coming down the street an wet slick roads we'll have to be more indoctrinate how about a film that grandfathers can watch how to navigate a bike first in chamber was i went my first impression in 2008, i was attending the land use eastern neighborhoods plan
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>>[gavel] >> welcome ladies and gentlemen to the regular november 23, 2015 meeting of the san francisco ethics commission. i will first take wool and i will say that ms. hayon unfortunately is not going to be able to attend due to illness and she's been excused. mr. andrews can council member hur commissioner ?. all commissioners are present and accounted for. i will ask for public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda. you have anyone who wishes to make public comment at this time?
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>> mary bush on behalf of friends of ethics. we had a discussion this weekend but the fact that the commission's budget will be due in separate as i recall. which means essentially on your january meeting which is the first chance you have to look at what's being produced. i want to recommend-we want to recommend-the commission name to members of the commission to serve as a committee in the interim. in particular, to take a look at the budget that would include the commission secretary position and secondly, to create a relationship with the controller's office. to see, if in fact they might be able to do in making asses from their office available and whether they might be able to come on their own, create the internet capability that would benefit ethics as well as the controller's office. so, i suggest that be something you all think about doing. >> let me ask you, do you
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still see a need for a two-person committee. we are going to meet for a two-person committee. we are going to meet on january 5. that's going to replace our normal december eating where we meet at nine and room for 16 from nine-11:30 am and the primary subject of the meeting will be its omission from the staff of a proposed budget and we will then have the month the month of january 2 massage it and get public comment probably have some kind of a interested persons at meeting in between to allow comments to come in before we finalize it at our meeting, the regular meeting in jenin. >> i think that sounds pretty complete. one point that i had discussed with the controller is that when a department head
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changes there is often a brief audit that looks at what's happened, with a budget and what's happened with the department get it hasn't happened-we haven't had a change here for 10 years. prior to that there was not a review of the budget. i think since 1995. so, if you ask them, at this point, you could do that without waiting agenda to initiate a review get the time for a full audit of some of the duties the phone into the commission and what it would take to staff that. it would help you then as you have discussions amongst yourselves and if you go to-harvey rose about why he would need more money, and i'll just give you one example. because budget considerations the prior executive director decided to hold off on these audits and
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reviews of major donors. and major donors are people make $10,000 or more in contributions. those are pretty much the heavy hitters. they were just sort of swept to the side in terms of reviewing circuit that would be an example of what you might ask the controller to take a look at terms of performance needs. >> thank you. >> charlie-give it all you've been through these last several years, particularly commissioner hur, the budget will be a piece of cake in relative terms. i did want to say that if you wanted to discuss this matter further but the missing public funds from the campaign finance public financing account, that dates back to 2010, i'm willing to discuss that, but i didn't see it on today's agenda hope your season kind of a reform memo on that subject because it's something that i think you definitely need to give some attention to. thank you. >> thank you. anyone else?
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>> that eating too many missed kevin-director of policy for children youth and secure in san francisco get we been around for about 40 years, serving children and their families around issues i just want to comment around the implementation of opposition c later in the meeting and really ask that you consider nonprofits such as ours when you think about it implemented to make sure the low income student impaired numbers that work our organization don't lose their ability to speak to the representatives and have your voice heard. a lot of the work that we do falls into some of the categories put forth in the ballot measure that was approved. the title work we do is the type of work you're trying to stamp out and to monitor more and assign more financial fees and obligations.
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which were concerned to prevent our membership from being able to engage with the representatives really have their voices heard. so, we just ask you really consider us. will reach out to different community groups and how we can make sure that we are monitoring lobby us but we aren't minimizing the voices of low income families and young people in san francisco. thank you. >> thank you. any other-trying to item number two,--item number three, discussion and public action-possible action regarding the commissions appointment of a new executive director. possible close session. i would say what i can have a close session. i am prepared to announce that the ethics commission has selected ms. leeann helen to serve as the new executive director. she will assume her duties on january 4. just to give you
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some background information, ms. hallam served from 2011-2011 the executive director as the los angeles ethics commission. where she had been employed for the nine years prior to assuming her duties as the executive director is a staff member. of the ethics commission did so she is a total of 19 years with the los angeles ethics commission get glass, but she was the executive director. she was forced out because los angeles had a 10 year term limit so, after leaving los angeles ethics commission she moved back to the bay area from where she originally grew up and has most recently from 2013 until july of 2015 served as a santa
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clara valley water district director of ethics and corporate governance from which she resigned in july of 2015. as most of you know, the commission recruiting agency delivered to us 32 potential applicants and commissioner andrews and i went through those 32 and selected five that we felt met the criteria of what we needed of a new executive director and interviewed the five by skype and then recommended to the full commission three of the applicants, all of whom were exceedingly well qualified. any one of whom certainly met what we were looking for could
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however, i think that the commission, in their hearing made the decision to select ms. hallam because of her proven track record as an effective and independent nonpartisan leader and manager of the la ethics commission. and for obvious energy, enthusiasm and passion for the work of ensuring good governance that we believe that makes her the right choice for this commission at this time. we look forward to working with her in the coming years and we are confident that staff, the community and all other stakeholders in the community at large will find that we have chosen well. as i said, she will assume her duties on january 4 and until that date acting executive director jesse-will continue in that role and we want to thank him on
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behalf of-i want to thank them on behalf of the full commission for having performed his duties as the acting executive director in a highly professional and competent manner. i will now entertain a motion for the commission to appoint, formally appoint ms. hallam as our new executive director. moved and seconded. any comments from the public? hearing no comments from the public although the question. all those in favor say, aye. opposed, nay. is unanimously accepted. and welcome ms. hallam and i'm going ask you, if you step to the podium and maybe give us a few words of your vision for the future. >> good evening. it's really an honor to be arrogant this is a very kind and welcoming place
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to be. i know there's a lot of work ahead. >> you may change your mind. >> will go with that for now. i very much appreciate the effort it takes for our commission to select a new executive director and appreciate fully the time like this is great transition for an organization. as i look forward to stepping in this role am very aware this body and san francisco voters have continued to express a very strong interest in the goals that the ethics commission is established by voters there in the city and county to pursue. i'm really looking forward to the challenge that we have had working together to achieve those ends as the commission begins its next chapter as an organization. i think as i'm sure you're also appreciate bert organization that's in transition, there are opportunities. first, there's an opportunity to build on past successes. also, to really look to how we can strengthen our organization going for. toward
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that end, i think there are three areas they've expressed and we talked about that i think will be primary for us. first, supporting what we do well and organizationally and continuing to support that. also, looking to align resources were might be necessary to improve areas where we can better deliver on voters mandates for this commission. secondly, strengthening our ability as an agency and our capacity as an agency to be a trusted and effective enforcer of the laws within the jurisdiction of the commission. that would come from insurance policy and procedures maximized fairness and objectivity in the process. the rules apply it consistently and of course with appropriate transparency. so these are challenges for any organization. i appreciate but i think working creatively and energetically with you and the staff and others who care deeply about the work of this commission, there's a success i had for the work of the ethics
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commission here in san francisco. finally, to both initiate and shape public policy but am really looking progressively at the laws under the jurisdiction that you've invested with by the voters working to see how we can strengthen the rules that we all want to live by here in the city going for. so, looking for a conference and review of that and make some recommendations for how we can enhance that and to work in partnership with the voters to continue providing opportunity for them to directly speak make sure the rules continue to stay workable and that their strong in practice. i am very privileged and honored to be here. i know this is hard work, but i'm very excited by the possibility working with you all and appreciate your optimism and your confidence in me and very much look forward to working with you and the staff and others here in the city that we care so deeply about this work in general. so happy to answer any questions, but i realize
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you are busy agenda tonight and i look forward to that work starting with you in january. >> thank you very much and we're all looking forward to january. >> as i am. thank you so much. >> thank you. >>[applause] >> turning to item number four, discussion and possible action regarding the commissions implementation of the provisions of proposition c. we have, for the record we have received a communication from the san francisco human services network concerning proposition c and its implementation. as well as the public comment that was made redisplay. i would ask mr.-do you want to bring us up-to-date on where we are on that?
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>> well, as the commission of public notice proposition c was approved by the novembers november 3, 2015 collections with staff has done is try to identify the issues that need to be addressed by the staffing commission. in the interim between now and the effective date of february 1, 2016. so we just have a brief memo setting forth what are the merely apparent issues and for more we will pop up. most of those are things like drafting the necessary forms, dealing with questions and preliminary guidance pending the commissions adoption of more extensive regulations, connecting outreach and education to the community about the new requirements and then ultimately because this ballot measure did provide for
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funding for electronic filing system, we will have to execute or amend our contact. currently our conduct is with net-filed in the given us based on past experience, they usually takes up to a year just to sort of execute the contract and the amendment. then, it may take anywhere from 6-9 months them to actually sort of build the system. so, in the meantime, though be filing via paper forms which is what we have to get out by february 1 time on. so those are the general overview of the muted issues. some are raised in the e-mail that was received today, but my understanding that the point of this hearing is to further solicit comments from the public regarding in limitation issues. >> regarding the nonprofit
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issue, have you talked to members of the public anti-you have any thoughts or recommendations on increasing the limit for nonprofits before which they would have to register? >> the threshold? >> yes. >> so, i think one of the main issues raised by the community has been that nonprofits that already have a number of compliance obligations that might be generally low staffed have to for spending relatively limited amount of funds within and for this reporting obligation. i do think that one way-it would require of this lease amendment of the ordinance but one way to balance both that concern as well as the concern that nonprofits can be used effectively for this type of
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lobbying, is due as commissioner hur said is to raise the pressure get reporting threshold whether registration trigger so that folks really doing basic grassroots stuff would not have to register. so, that would require another trip to the board basically at this point. the commission would have to approve it by four votes in the board by two thirds vote but that in my mind is one effective way of doing this is striking that balance between two grassroots and nonprofits that might be established by let's say other means by this type of lobbing triptych because we will lose you at the end of the year, do you have any thoughts on what that number should be? >> i don't have a specific number offhand but uncertainly willing to give that to folks and think about it more.
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>> thank you. >> you your conclusion-you're assuming facts not in evidence. >> may mean i'm being pessimistic. >> thank you. i think what we might do is just take a moment, since we have actually-since the election, the commission itself has not publicized all the fact that he put a proposition on the ballot, opposition c by unanimous vote of all the commissioners that said 75% of the voters of san francisco voted for that. 75% of the people san francisco approved that. the voters liked what we did. it was the first time in over, more than a dozen years that this commission exercised its power and authority and mandate under the charter to put things on the
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ballot, and i think the voters approving it and the fact that it was backed by all of the major entities in the city,, the chronicle, the examiner, several former mayors, members of the board of supervisors, other types of good governmental organizations, indicates that we did a pretty good thing. i think we ought to blend our own horn for. this is the first-i would've liked to seen something that had gone out in regards to our general materials that go out on a regular basis at least acknowledging that we had put
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proposition c on about. this is the first opportunity to do it and i'm taking a little time to crow about it because i think we should on behalf of all of us and the people of san francisco are well served by you. it will talk later on about some the things were waiting--i would like to state to the gentleman from coleman, an organization i've known for a long productive time and worked with over many years tragically when i was in the san francisco public defender's office and respect very much, you don't have a thing to worry about it you absolutely nothing to worry about in regard to this. it affects nonprofits like yours from doing the kinds of civic involvement that you been doing over the course of the last 40 years or so and will continue to do. i think much of the examiner and the chronicle and
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other entities that look at it, and look at all issue of nonprofit is some sort of chicken little type thing that this guy was cut off all for nonprofits, is simply not true. there's really nothing to worry about.. the little things that we may have to tinker with having to do with exemptions, other types of things, we can do quite easily through regulations and we will. so, i just want to take that few minutes for us to just sort of sit back and bask in the glory of the fact that we have on the ballot in november in the election a measure that one by more than any other measure on the ballot. i think we did some pretty good work. >> congratulations. >> i would echo commissioner
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keane comments. it seems to me that in drafting regulation, rather than trend one which would require to get 4/5 commissioners agreement and the board of supervisors super majority agreement, to think in terms of how we define members. so that we can understand, so that the nonprofits, the small ones like the one i was mentioned, there members communicating are not expend your lobbyist. that's not what the ordinance was aimed at. but it is, by some regulation we can definition may we can circumscribe and deal with their problem. it's a matter of the staff coming up with a set of regulations, and trying to deal with the concerns that
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these, not small nonprofits may have, but yet stay within the spirit of the ordinance so that we don't have to start watering it down. that's where i would view that we can use regulations as a way to protect against an adverse impact on low income organizations that are doing good work. >> so, i am in agreement with chairman renne. when we had a fuller discussion a few months back i ultimately did vote for proposition c because i do believe generally is a good or less could i did raise my concern around nonprofits. i
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think what remains out here in the community is how well we did and reaching out for community input. i think if there is an opportunity to do that, i think we probably should seek to get a little more input as we look at possibly amending to address some of these concerns we have for nonprofits. again, i'm fully in support of the spirit of it but at the same time i think back then i said i just want to make sure we just don't do scorched-earth because i do not pay attention to some of these smaller nonprofits. in taking out some of the smaller nonprofits and never actually getting to the larger nonprofits is that on a new interesting innovative way of circumventing even proposition c. i'm sure they're working on right now for those probably seeking whether they know or cannot violate it or not. whether that
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is a full discussion board and have at this meeting or whether were able to put something on the agenda at the upcoming meeting possibly in january, one of the two meetings, i think we should, at least, white in the doorway for community conversation and input as we seek to make these whether we did a good job or not in the first round we certainly have an opportunity to do it now. so, that is my recommendation to the commission. >> i agree with commissioner andrews, that we have to here with the public has to say. get a lot of input and then evaluate the best way to address any concerns whether that be by amendment or by regulation. >> i will take any public comment. >> perry bush from-a few
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points. the memo on implementation suggests way of looking what's defined as a member using estate code. but if you go back in time to at the commission did 10 years ago or so, when they look at the committee on jobs they came up with a definition that the commission accepted that would would include all those companies were members of the committee on jobs as well as other employees. they were doing member communications. that's a very broad definition of a member. secondly, the same issue came up with the democratic party. the democratic party was us sending mailers to registered democrats in los angeles and the state party but not for the rest of the state. so, the question came out is can you cherry pick which part of your membership do you want to reach or yet to reach all the members if you drink a member communication. the result was you can go ahead
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and cherry pick. what i'm suggesting a look at this issue obviously it's critical you listen to people who are affected by this were members of the potential regulated community but give them some other options that show another way as chairman renne said, through regulations of the findwhat is a member. that's one issue. the second issue is what is a work product for design for lobbying? isidore product that's normally done for example what-does on a housing down study that's a routine they've regulate you were was a product created specifically to lobby the board and the public like b&bs study about how much taxes they were paying as a result. there is a difference between those two things and you can pretty well short they are. then, the third thing is the was another approach to this in los angeles
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, which is they have an exemption from nonprofits from receiving funding from state local or federal--but then who do not receive who do not make any payments for those services. they are exempt under la's expenditure license. so, there are number of options you can look at. i am just suggesting had this discussion with the nonprofits know that your research will tell him options they might not have thought of and help you move forward. >> thank you. >> good evening. eileen hansen former commissioner. i do think it's important to appreciate, and i do appreciate, the commission focuses on first time in many years put
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something on the ballot, is proactive. the core of this is critically important. unfortunately, i have great concern about the implementation for nonprofits and i appreciate that commissioner andrews and commissioner hayon at the time express their concerns but i was troubled and that was a vote that was unanimous. i asked if we could stop the train , if we could tinker with it before when on the ballot, or poet until we address this issue and unfortunately, i was a lone voice in the wilderness. it did not happen. sure we are could i wish i could've said the commission from doing with this challenge because, as we saw, in the election, there were many many organizations-and i don't think it's fair to blow it off and this proposition c got a majority of the sport they got much support from big names. it got much support from the public. it's not get a lot of support from nonprofits. in
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fact, there is an assumption that we did a good deal of outreach to nonprofits, to unions, to the public before this went on about. that's not to. in two months from suggested it was ready to go on the ballot. there have been no targeted outreach to nonprofits were unions. there was no effort to include those groups in the interested person meeting. the list that goes out to invite people to our regular meeting or interested persons is woefully short or at least it was. i think we've done some work sense. to increase the number of nonprofits and unions on the list but at the time, was very few-i'm not sure if any unions and nonprofits they do not know about it. i unfortunately was not able to
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participate. by the time i heard about this was almost too late. i merely notified nonprofits. there immediately concerns. we could've dealt with it at the time. now that it has passed his water under the bridge but i would ask is it needs to be implemented in february. i understand there's not a commission meeting in december. i don't know if you're willing to have interested persons meeting in december part if not i would ask that we have at least two interested persons meetings in january,, specifically targeted to nonprofits and unions to talk what this issue. wondering today and one during the evenings of people could come when those times that we do it very yeoman's job getting people to that meeting and having a discussion about what to do. nonprofits are some from being contract lobbyist at why that are exempt from being expenditure lobbyist? there are some reasons but we've never had a discussion. tonight was of this national nonprofit so far. thank you. >> thank you.
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>> good evening. my name is debbie lemmon synthesis document services network. first of all, i like to graduate you for the passage of proposition c and we applaud putting good measures on the ballot. 75% of exciting but frankly, i think good government measure in san francisco should have received any 7% of the vote. why did nick? nonprofits. i think you probably all heard the human services network and the council of housing organizations we were out there very visibly. once we found out about the measure, which wasn't until sometime in the middle of august by which point was already a long list of policymakers and political clubs that had endorsed the measure. when we found out about it we went to our endorsement process, which takes a couple weeks then we hit the bricks started going out to clubs and talking to people and support started to
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drop. we actually have quite a long list of nonprofit organizations that did oppose proposition c in the end but we are already way behind the curve before we even heard about it. i submitted to you a memo and i thank you for considering it. it lays out why we think that proposition c will harm the ability of nonprofit organizations to advocate in san francisco and particularly those who represent the most wonderful voices in our city and it also lays out several other concerns about how proposition c does not harm nonprofits you we wish we been are this conversation from the beginning. we are smart on the only staff at hsn. juju has to stop it we are tiny. we try to keep track of what's going on at city hall and now i'm on your e-mail list but they're about 128 bodies
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that meet regulate in san francisco that we can keep our eye on all of them. we do look forward to participating in the process as time goes on and were thankful you will hear now are concerns, but we have are making a specific request that you schedule a hearing and specifically consider and hear from members of the nonprofit community at that hearing and do that before the implementation is will start out and that you make an effort to outreach to our sector and bring us into this process. we do also ask that you consider using the amendment process as it is laid out in the measure and hold the vote on whether to bring forward those amendment to the board of supervisors to exempt nonprofits from proposition c is just as they are exempted from the contract
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lobbyist legislation was approved by the board of supervisors last year. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> good evening chairman renne commissioners and congratulations on a job well done. proposition c. i have more of a question that a comment. relative to reporting and disclosure laws. i noticed under performance measures in the ethics commission summary and report, you mentioned that there were 17 campaign committees that were audited, but in the report the annual report under arctic program, it mentions were says here from
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the controller's office the commission auditors reduce its audit backlog by completing 31 audits during the fiscal year. could you please explain the discrepancy, because under performance measures it says 17. where in the annual report it says 31. >> do you have a response for? >> don't have it immediately in front of me, but the station is likely between those performed by the ethics commission itself, staff itself, and what was performed by the controller's office. the controller's office do i think about exactly 14 of those. so this section is between what our office did and what was basically farmed out to the controller's office. >> thank you. >> thank you. any other public comment? i don't think this item calls for any specific action. but, i guess, i've two
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questions. one is, do you think that it would be beneficial before you start drafting regulations to have the public interested persons meeting draft a set of proposed regulations dealing with what you understand to be the concerns of the nonprofits and then said the meetings? >> usually it would be the preferable route you doing ip meeting first. solicit, and to the extent you get, and you draft regulations then you send them out the people comment on them as well. either at the meeting were preferably the second meeting. i think the challenge is going to be i don't think would have rakes in place by february 1 so, this can be this is what happened
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with the permit consulting and major developer reporting. that went into effect last year. this can be a little bit of lag time for say a month or two where would have to issue some preliminary guidance that's not a regulation that sort of our best guess as to where we are going. the commissions-the question is to they want to be a little more loose audit or below her sort of stuck on it in terms of what staff does. because drafting a regulation is kind of a-it doesn't take exceeding long but it's a little bit of a process. >> suppose you or to schedule an interested persons meeting for some time in december, recognizing were running into the christmas holiday, so it would have to be somewhere in
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the middle of december, i would think. with the idea that, in addition to the budget you might report on what's been said and what you may propose to do and set another interested persons needing between the january 5 meeting and a regular meeting at the end of january? does that seem doable? >> sure. >> any discussion or comments the commissioners have? let's try and go that route. i think you have expended the interested persons list so that it hopefully covers those nonprofits that are concerned. we have heard from two tonight the survey should be given
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notice of when were going to have it. >> with the iv idea then chairman renne we would consider regulation in january? >> if the staff can come up with some proposed regulations that you at issue that don't require amending but are simply implementation regulations, i would think, yes, by the end of january so their lease some guidance because we have an election coming up again next year. >> so, are you contemplating comrades of regulations for implementation or just relating to this issue? >> i would just say i think we can certainly by the fifth get a rundown of what happened to the interested persons meeting the week and sort of go from there because there probably will be issues that are identified as well that are
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identified it right here at this time. but i think we have a good idea of what the general universal issues are to get feedback. >> i guess, i would say to those of you who are here from the nonprofits, to the extent that you can propose regulations as opposed to amendments it probably would be a more-it would be quicker for us to solve your problems, but if you tell us it can be done except by amendment then we will have to-you run the risk that you are not going get for members of the commission or you aren't going to get a super majority of the board of supervisors. so that, my suggestion is maybe a half a loaf that is consistent with
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the spirit them up i think this commission in proposition c felt that the public, there should be transparency to the public as to who is lobbying government officials for government action. and whether it is in the best of voters or the worst of motives, the public has a right to know who he is putting pressure on their elected officials. scott necessarily a bad thing, but that somebody wants to do it, but the public has a right to know. >> i think it's an issue of cost. >> right. all right. turning to item 5, items for future meetings. commissioners may
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propose items for future advantages and the commission may determine the priority. any recommendations or proposals in that regard? >> we are going to have two interested persons meetings, but will ultimately this would be agenda for the second january meeting. at a regular meeting. >> yes. >> okay, i'm fine. >> turning to item number six, >> i'm sorry. >> public comment. >> larry bush. i like to suggest two things considered by the commission. under future actions. one is expanding your
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outreach. as we've been talking about nonprofits no one has mentioned unions. in late september i sent a memo on behalf of-and asked that a that she be put together to explain to units out proposition c might affect them and their spotlight back from the commission was that there wasn't on the agenda for the commission. it needs to be put on the agenda and you need to reach out to unions because unions do not support proposition c. some of them were neutral and some were actually opposed. second, i want to let you know that sons of ethics is developing a database of all the organizations that took a position on proposition c or who didn't we normally would endorse. we'll make that available to you in hopes that you might reach out to people on whatever side they were on were of a war on no side so they have an opportunity to be included in the interested persons meetings on this or any other issues.
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>> thank you. it's my understanding that the list was expanded and does include unions and i believe it includes those organizations that communicate with us concerning proposition c. is that correct? >> we did so in two batches of e-mails out to political clubs which will include the folks that larry is talking about as well as a list of all the unions. we invited them to join the interested persons was. response was not particularly large but we did reach out to them. there's a separate batch of nonprofits,, which we've not reached out to yet. bert waiting pending our understand when the new-as you start thinking that he or she is time they want to do that we consume a go-ahead and send it this week. >> is there a reason why that's what he has to actively say they want to receive it the
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interested persons list before we can send it to them? >> what happens is that if we had a new people don't sign up with some people up the service that we use which is mailed champ, it starts going out to people and it starts falling into their spam box at a certain point male chimp would just drop us. so stephen,, our it guy has said that we have to for purposes-as lungs were abusing the no-cost service like this, that we need to extend the invitation and us have people sign up. >> on our website, is there a way in which parties are made aware of the fact that they can sign up so they'll get communications from us? >> that's right. >> yes?
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>> eileen hansen again. thank you. a couple things. if i could get a copy of the outreach list for unions and nonprofits. i'll be happy to work with the commission expanding dallas. i've done my own outreach to try to get people to sign up but if i know who sign up and you hasn't a be happy to try to get more people to proactively respond and sign up. i wasn't clear why we are waiting to do outreach to the nonprofits but we do outreach to the end i hope proposition was on the agenda for tonight we would've done outreach and we could've gotten more here but certainly now interested persons meeting, and surely we should do that outreach immediately. i am not clear on how the interested person meetings are going be scheduled and seems very tight to try to schedule those,, too
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regulations, get everything in place by february. maybe were not going to do that, but i know the law has to be implement it in february. sweating something in place. i guess i would ask because i know how long bc stay, if there's some way of creating preliminary regulation that allow the law to be instituted, but it doesn't require people to start reporting, doesn't require people to start changing the way of doing business in terms of reporting and thinking critically nonprofits have not reported in the past so that they don't really start doing that as of february but instead they can wait until the regulations are finalized and in place. >> thank you. >> good evening. my name is peter: with the council to meet housing organization. was able to make the earlier item but i hear it's been said here unless
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you have at least some inches party meetings. i'm not sure whether this tightening the regulations and tinkering is can help,, but i'm glad you're at least been able to discuss an amendment. i think this is just a matter of how to comply and whether or not the reporting requirements can be met at this very chilling effect, which assured debbie lerman has explained, on nonprofit advocacy. is the intimidation that is imposed by this which needs to be discussed openly as part of these interested party meetings and explain that it doesn't
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just apply equally to all organizations. there's some very small organizations that are going to be completely chilled out of our public policy debates and that is what were primarily concerned about here. but, we understand the good intent. we want make sure there's no unintended consequences as a result of good intent. i will tell you in the course of proposition c which of course won handily there were 29 organizations that took a position opposing the measure. was a principal position at after much with its intent but again the measure was an design one of to hit its target. 29 organizations, many of the nonprofit some if you get a be having outreach in asian parties at minimum the story of mrs. shelby on your list but they're generally concerns and as you heard from the last speaker can help you make sure your reach out to folks but i can tell you in the course of designing displeasure with all due respect, there was no outreach to the nonprofit community because the council organizations as one has 23 very well known housing organizations in the city and none of us knew about it get to look for to working with you going for. it's very important step. >> thank you. any other public comment? item 6. discussion..
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>> rob-friends of ethics and former grand jury never get those working on the civil grand jury report will be recommended something like proposal c the board of supervisors was concerning a rather large change in the lobbies ordinance and big chains and the concepts, the content lobbyists and so forth. basically, in between versions between closed doors amendment was put into that ordinance that took nonprofit lobbyists, nonprofits out of the lobby ordinance. they would not lobby ordinance before and then they were out. this is exactly what you are accused of doing during the campaign over proposal c. i think you've got to kind of look at the whole context of
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what's going on here because there's this effort to just kind of legal business interest is evil lobbyists and everybody else isn't really a lobbyist, but it's the same kind of communication with elected officials. you have to think carefully about. yes, there are some small organizations that you got to think about thresholds of things like that and that's appropriate for regulation, but when you get into amendments you have that language in there that talks about furthering the purpose of the ordinance, and i really would hope you would consider that as you consider any amendments to the ordinance itself. thank you. >> thank you. >> i apologize for coming up one more time. >> i think you almost use your time. >> i know we have talked in
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the past about putting something on the ballot that was basically look at proposition j and the commission decided not to do that. last november instead they created a narrowly targeted ballot measure, but i hope that the revision of proposition j is still on your calendar in it like to ask that the meeting discussion happen as soon as possible because there would be a chance of putting it on the ballot in june or november and i think especially needs to be had onto which of those dates takes the most sense if were talking about june escarole really fast. >> i think if you look at our
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prior minutes when the subject was delegated to commissioner keane the decision was made after what became proposition c were still there look at the issues that were raised out of proposition j and their elimination. so it is still on the agenda, but one of the things it was waiting for is the new executive director, who we hope will be helpful in helping us walk through that process. >> terrific. so i might suggest it be placed on the january agenda. >> i think that may be too optimistic and the idea of getting something on the june ballot, again may be too optimistic considering we may want to look at a fairly wholesale revision of some of the reporting requirements. >> thank you.
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>> mr. keane >> effective follow and address ms. hansen's concern. at the time the chair appointed to many an ad hoc committee of one at the time. it was to look at whether or not as to whether not proposition j would be examined substantially revised along the lines of what ms. hansen's concerns and many others have been. my original report back was that should be done and we should definitely do that and we will do that and were in the process of doing that, but only because it was such a short time before the november ballot to get anything on it we should first go piecemeal at something that we knew we could accomplish. that
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was the c expenditure lobbyist. so, my understanding in terms of the mechanics of where this commission is now from the mandate of the chair is that we are very fully involved and will continue to go forward in determining major recommendations relating to proposition j and those recommendations will come out of this commission, and likely go on future ballots in order to be implemented. and really be a prophet in regard to that, but that was sort of the-that and the direction we been having all along since chairman renne very wisely undertook the mandate to go ahead and do this . look at proposition j and revise it to fill in some of
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the concerns that had arisen when proposition j stewart did the scorched-earth policy in regard to many of the things relating to transparency of government in san francisco. we want to restore those things. and we intend that i think we intend to restores the question is when and hopefully, we'll do it as soon as possible. >> are turning out to item 6, discussion and possible action on executive directors report. >> annual report. >> yes. >> addressing the minority acting at the last meeting the commission considered the proposed annual report and actually suggested a few
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changes, and then give chairman renne the ability to approve and those changes so those changes have been made. a number of them have it maybe i can highlight a couple of appeared that chairman renne.we should bring him back the commission to review again for further comment. so, there were a number of changes at the bottom of page 3, in connection with the campaign finance reform ordinance we mentioned the consideration of proposition j and decided that would be addressed in the following year given what ultimately became proposition c at the bottom of page 3, again, we also indicated the amount of public financing dollars were distributed over the course of the two


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