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$56 a day a father of a 6 year-old reduced to plead guilty and jailed for 3 months 3we6789 he was and i quilted he lost custody of his daughter and car and cost 13 thousand in public funds we know that nearly three-quarters of women in state prison suffer or suffer from drugs on the local advocacy world talk about how jails with a refugee because we have a progressive sheriff's department and aggressive district attorney and public defender's office, in fact, when i worked added lawyer of community for civil rights we talked about how it was finally
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in jail people can assess shelter and bed and 3 meals a day and health care and rehab services and access to the ged programs and more a form inmate told me he saw the prison swell people attempted to create a crime to get a temporary sentence to get regional refuge from the cold one person in 4 spent time in jail and mental health issues and so we have to ask users can't there is another way to assess those serves not in jail jails are expensive to build we end up pagan for new jails for decades the city will be building proechd to build a
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facility for through issuing koupgsz that costs the citizens of san francisco over 3 homicide million dollars in construction alone san francisco voters have not yielded approved the construction of jails construction costs are 10 percent of total cost of a jail over a lifetime according to the association we know that we're extremity been talking about reducing jail beds but i think at the time the state granted application we didn't have in the alternatives nofrd to make a fair decision today i think there is so much we can do in san francisco two factors that determine the jail population the number of people booked into jail and the length of their stay the average length between booking and release has
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fallen by 13 percent since. (off the record.) we're implementing many of the practices that left to right itself and states across the country are finally calling for over the last 5 years our average jail population declined by 8 percent a faster rate in the previous years in 2014 has been the lowest since 1982 corresponding to the controller's office report 2014 was the lowest and based on the impact of proposition 47 the strategy use of the methods of incarceration like electronic monitoring and the continuing advances by the supervision practices the decrease in the number of beds is not a surety if san francisco a filing 50 percent of the jail beds today why do we need another jail
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we're leadership in san francisco that is reducing our jail population by half yet our city is incurring the is only capital opposite instead of closing we need to close the jail at 850 bryant not safe for the inmates and not for the men and women that serve in our sheriff's department to be working there as well we definitely need to close that facility and actually, i think we can do that now >> and as we continue incur what a new criminal justice system and reimagine our criminal justice system there are important questions first who are we holding in our jails who percentage are heels and surviving u suffering from mlk and how many in jail they can't
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afford bail if we discover that thirtyers of our jail population are homeless let's build a different shelter like permanent affordable housing if we know that a percentage is impacted by mlk let's build a medical industry or center where it is possess appropriate to address what we see in the city in fact i get overwhelms we invest their taxpayers into mlk services there is an assumption they exist for the dangerous criminals this assumptions is supported by data and information about the population but this is what we know we know the negative impacts of yale human beings a short stay if jail can untie the lives of those who are did not on - we know individuals that have been evicted because there were not
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available to make the impact - income to pay rent of later their cases are dropped parents losses custody of their children and one case leading to a death of a common cold in chesterfield when the defendant was not affording the bail and his babies not if this how to take care of him the u.s. leads the world in pretrial and an estimate half a million people are in the jails on any given day can't make bail we there is still a lot more work to do we know that those calls of action are happening throughout the
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country i hope we are a model for how to make our communities safer i want to recognize supervisor breed for doing a tremendous amount of work and thank you to you and your staff and i have i didn't has been working on this issue over a year and the tremendous advocates percentage provides the issues i've that idle but most importantly recognize laura thrombins and others that provided a ton of policy support we really rethink what it means to build a better city here in san francisco i'm proud of today. >> thank you, supervisor kim. >> commissioner campos. >> thank you, madam chair i like to ask the members of the public to say a no to a new jail to stand if you're able?
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>> thank you, thank you. >> i ask that was i think that the fact that most people in this room are standing tells us where san francisco really is on this issue and i think that a clear message couldn't have been sent thank you very much you may sit if you like but i want to ask that because i want that i am going to stick with us as we move forward you you know time after time a number of us question whether or not a new jail is needed and staff to consider the option we held a meeting that supervisor kim chaired we asked about the alternatives and no alternatives that was seriously considered so from the request from the board to consider
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alternative of alternatives was not headed maybe the fact that most people in the room standing against the new jail about get through to our staff they'll consider going into a different direction and to the folks that are here he wanted to know there is a lot of procedural questions and maneuver that is happening the key question what we're doing on item 40 40 specifically allows the sheriff it authorizes the sheriff's department to accept and expend $80 million for the purpose of rehabilitating and building a detention facility by tabling that item today along the lines of what supervisor president london breed and supervisor kim hsa have outlined we're sending a clear message that any effort to build a new
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jail in san francisco will not be moving forward out that this body and whether it hemispheres today or down in a month or year i don't see it board of supervisors in any way approving anything that allows with the expenditure of money to build would a new jail in the sfoivenlths is it is not what san francisco wants that simple with that, i also want to leave us with this it is not enough that we do this today we need to not only rededicate ourselves thirty to this effort what roma and other have been fooiktd forgive coming up with
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alternatives but focus on sacramento parts of the problem is the misguided misappropriated priorities of santa monica the only thing that sacramento gives jurisdiction for san francisco is for jails and by saying no, thank you governor jerry brown only thank you but, yes we need money for other things we need money for housing, we need money for education, we need money inform 40 for so many things our families in san francisco are struggling to stay here and so not enough to shoot this down we need a to recommit ourselves to going to sacramento so the money is given to city's
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like san francisco so address the niece of people of this city i hope that happens we know by voting to table not only am i voting to say no to a new jail but, yes to invest in the future of of our families thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you commissioner campos next will be supervisor yee. >> thank you very much this has been a difficult discussion and i think was last week, we had the hearing that was shedding a lot of light and on any thinking and it's been difficult discussion because it is like how do we turn a negative discussion into a positive how do we sit down and figure out what we really can do for people that are in situations where they might be incarcerated i think i want to
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say i appreciate supervisor breed and supervisor kim and everyone that is working on this to look at it how to have a positive discussion and the amendments that you've asks for and to start that dialogue with the working group is really the way to look at this as a positive discussion i think we should have this i'm glad you brought this up and to get us in that direction and by having this working group and investigating some time to have a discussion people get together but provides an opportunity for our system to try out they're new itself program to use the national assessment to actually reduce the number of people that
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are incarcerated into put them into alternative programs yeah you know $80 million really is we should be keep the $80 million and put it if preschool i mean it if you want to talk about prevention we know that works and don't know why the state didn't support that i want to support the amendments that are going to be made and so forth i have one question and which i hope someone can answer he want 80 us to go ahead and try to purchase that property but why are we using certificate of participation but it will cost us several millions in terms of interest or whatever it
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is why can't say we find $15 million in the budget and pay for it we don't losses million dollars this is a question i want to know i want to pose it. >> supervisors ben controllers certainly large items we do like many governments that finance but cash could be used for is that cash will come from the general fund likely but an option indians this is going back to the committee and part of ad hoc committee. >> i want to stressed if we qñqñqyñqy to pay for t this means we will have several million dollars that could go into services. >> is that it supervisor yee.
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>> next supervisor farrell. >> thank you, madam chair i want to extend supervisor president breed it is a tough issue and the person choice is relevant and jermaine and coming from the right place i'm in full support and the other week if committee he simply want to say i hope we march down this road in a consecutive manner you know if we close the current hall of justice we know and we're extremity talked about in deplorable position for the prisoners and the deputy sheriffs we'll be in an overcrowding situation and as much of a supporter and hope the built as the board at the state level to plug more into those efforts and certainly commend
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the efforaround mental health b more than anything thank you to supervisor breed for her efforts here. >> supervisor mar. >> thank you. i want to first acknowledge deputy chief friedman in the back deputy chief and other for really show me the treble conditions within the hall of justice and bryan strong important i think trying to do his best with the difficult situation i'm sorry to be on the side of the thirty nonprofit and social justice organizations and did many members in the audience that are have been a growing coalition against the building of the new jail i want to say and commissioner campos asked people to stand this is not the first
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time we're extremity seen the multi racial justice you've been here for budget committee mergers that supervisor katie tang and supervisor farrell eye and i and the gao and your strengths is growing he want to say as black lives matter and critical resistance it is a racial justice issue and c.j. has hieltdz the number the burns institute to that 49 percent of jail is filled with african-americans and a huge percentage of latinos and chicanos and other of color as well 7.3 times the arresting rates for african-americans then the general population and growing the industrial complex as the folks have said needs to be stopped would be principles and building up racial multiply
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so it is not about the board of supervisors but the movements out there that are challenging the growing collection i wanted to say i'm here in solidarity with this coalition and young people for the young impedes e women's investments have been out more and more and give proposes to the young people not investing in the jails i also wanted to acknowledge that san francisco as other have said california do much better in investing in alternatives and people and mental illness extort systems and up to 40 percent of our in custody as the healthy rofrtd in the budget conceptually committee are people that suffer from mental
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illness they need treat i'm glad our department of mlk is looking that road but supervisor president breed and supervisor jane kim one way or another we're extremity shift not building new jails i wanted to say we don't need to continue to criminal ccii criminal lists the powerful over ero often the coalition of homeless that stood up we need to continue to decrime scene the efforts and not mental illness but giving people real opts without a doubt a just jails a more beds in the system we have now, one thousand plus inmates that is three hundred and 50 in the hall of justice and marks the 33 year low for our system down from the
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2 thousand three hundred inmates in the mid 90s i think that was about 10 years ago that new jail emerged that population was at that level but because the coalition and other gradual and rapid decreases in the population i believe with bail reform as the gao and the mental health services we're moving forward towards the community-based alternatives so i stands with the coalition and am proud of board for taking this bold and strong action along with the coalition. >> thank you supervisor mar and supervisor peskin. >> schoolz. >> thank you supervisor avalos all. >> thank you it is actually important to go out commissioner mark farrell it supervisor eric mar if it was 15 years ago we
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got andrew's protesting prop 21 that kartsz more people giving the da daze as charging people as adults we took over the oakland planning commission i met a lot of people during that time the i critical resistance was around and starting and i feel like it is i'm excited to see how much the organize has done on for years and the voice of people have come to this board through several meetings we're extremity had and openly and rooektd $80 million from the state government to build a new jail and not a lot of victories they have not been i roll call in alameda county in 2000 and
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2001 that went forward it is hard to finds overseeing victories and say now no to the complex and i think here we work at city hall and accept things we kind of sleepwalk in you're jobs and resolve those problems capable city workers to make sure our facilities as a gay good as they can be but start to build a new jail and make it smaller the current jails three and four and doing our part to prevent the incarceration of people because we have few jail beds but stacking the step to continue the prison and industrial complex the way our facilities lock up and keep people down especially brown and
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black they're clearly other ways to go i actually find themselves of myself thinking main that's the way things are you read angela davidson and with that in my ahead this is a way to go that was a couple years ago and it took people and roma meet me and san francisco state university and turned my head around what are you thinking what have you been part of vance and going to be a facility that is part of keeping people downturn their lives negatively forever we have this before us and i'm excited a second time to be voting against this effort to build a new jail in san francisco i want to thank my colleagues for their strong and bryan
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strong that works on the capital improvement plan committee and the controller's office and even in the sheriff's department that is important we fellow what supervisor president london breed has talked about in terms of looking at alternatives to building a new jail and what we put if place has nothing to do with with the people behind bars but people with a substance we need to make our lives better and making sure we have love treatment and places to live we can have access to mlk services and keeping our community whole and families those are the things that make a difference and as supervisor yee talked about childcare makes the biggest difference so in terms of investments for young people below the age of 5 will be with them the rest of their lives that's the greatest investment
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for love we all know is what is mavericking human beings complete i'm happy to vote against this this is a small step that is taking this out of the valuation of being part of what is sleepwalk way of vetting the industrial complex much more to do i'm looking forward to being part that have. >> thank you, supervisor peskin. >> thank you acting president i'm so proud to be on this board today it is as a on and on son of two mental health professionals that is exactly what i was raised on i want to thank everyone in the community rothman ma and other thomas for making this vote with the leadership of supervisor president london breed and supervisor kim subpoena an easy vote to take as i've reemerged
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myself in the week i've been here for bad players i ever remarkably combrosz combrelsz on the ones the liable sheriff mike advocating our outgoing sheriff a thinking has evolved our in coming sheriff kevin about the inmate population the tour i received yesterday, i think they want to have the facilities where they have the ability to have mental health services that topnotch and really in large part going to be in sheriff's bailey to work with this board and the advocates in other words, to achieve what we must
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achieve the closer of c.j. four i look forward and expend to the sheriff's department very sincerely the desire to work to achieve that and make that dream come true with the complexes of clagz and complexes of san bruno and c.j. one and two and work with the states to hang on the $80 million where san francisco is the progressive leaders in criminal justice system under the leadership of sheriff hennessy and will be as we move forward. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. >> thank you make madam chair thank you supervisor president london breed we're extremity had a number of confections over the most about this proposal and also about the drastic needs for more mental health services in san francisco more beds and
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ability to take people that are in crisis and destable and get them healthy i think we all agree that massive incarceration is a huge problem in the country one of the greatest challenges as self-i think inflicted wound in san francisco and in addition to the telephone to 13 hundred daily number of people in our jail system on a given day balanced by 50 percent in the last decades we're extremity bucked the national trends and significantly reducing our jail population and in fact, we have almost as many people now on some type of diversion in our county jail system so i do think this is important we talk about massive incarceration on a national level to really
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acknowledge san francisco we have not yielded just rallied against massive incarceration but walked the walked under reducing the number of people in our jail facilities and moving more and more people into alternative of jail incarceration that's a positive thing i'm happy to support what we are doing today, i think to say stent we get people in a safeway into different alternatives be is miscellaneous or substance abuse program they're not carted it is good for the taxpayer and good for the communities i want to note that we need to get this right this can't be just talk about how important to have more mlk facilities or alternatives we have a crime problem here in san francisco i
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know that our violent crime levels in san francisco have gone down but in a number of areas at the scene of the crime is significant up in the city not a blip you sitting down up in our neighborhoods everyday and it is a very real thing we need to make sure if we're don't go to be sixth reducing our number of jail beds as will happen when this jail is torn down and not replaced we have those real alternatives if we don't have those real alternatives we're going to have a real problem on our hands i've seen strategies including in the examiner how we have our jails at 50 percent empty or one thousand empty jail beds i've landmarked the numbers and talked to a lot of people that is not true we'll be when this
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jail is torn down our jail population will be one or one and 50 above our capacity and we're going to have to work through that so as we're doing it all i'm saying doing it is eyes wide open and not opinionated our jails are half by but have to make hard choices and not pretend we don't have to make those alternatives a reality the miscellaneous system in this state as your honor, raffled we in san francisco and other local jurisdictions pay the price for that everyday and we as local jurisdictions local communities have to react to that and we have to do do that we're not getting the help if 9 sulfate and federal government
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we'll looking forward to getting that done. >> thank you, supervisor wiener it supervisor tang. >> i think a lot has been said i agree with on this topic i do want to thank supervisor president london breed for the decision or the kind of x-chromesomes that have proposed so i know that sheriff is leaving his position but want to thank him one of the first things we do was take me on the tour of all the jails so i feel like this conversation had a better understanding how some of the inmates are going through and the issues we have a quorum i do want to second the motion you've made i don't know if you want to have me restate so just to be clear. >> go ahead. >> amending items 36 and 37 and accept and expend that back to the finance committee and
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supervisor yee in budget committee we'll work with the controller's office and mayor's office and foulth the best source of funding i believe you said to also send back item 38 the reference to the jail and tabling item 39 and 40. >> and also sending items 41 and 42 the mental health pies back to committee. >> supervisor tang. >> and supervisor cowen. >> thank you. i just want to take a moment to recognize an can i believe educator in our community roma a woman. >> roma can you stand up please. there we go . >> (clapping.). this is agency woman that is a try educator through every thing in ear entire being from here head to
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her toes taken time to educate people on the issue and offend person stories and given and bought books certainly a reading assignment i want to take a moment to appreciate the portions of an educator and respect roma and the leadership of laura thomas that i spent less time but through overwhelms and messages we want to acknowledge i've received all of them and recognize supervisor kim and also supervisor president london breed for their leadership and helping you guess look at this issue through a different lens and also want to recognize the mainstream that work every single day in the building not only those we spends time talking about those who help but the office space in the building
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there or people that are noirmz to the advocates that make the realms to educate and rally and show supports in creating an summit we owe a debt of advocacy and work i don't know what the outcome is today but i want to speak to the advocates in the social justice movement and remind them an incredible amount of work may be one jail we have an incredible system that is in place for many, many years that has dpe humanized and tore did you observe people for generations and work to do to provide support for you for you're fellow people in the communities and want to recognize there were thoughtful people that works on the
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proposal although the proposal is not the right direction want to recognize the hard work of the city employees that have put their time and effort and in putting together this will proposal i look forward to a more thoughtful decision port commission an incredible state we live in and posed to be a leader in the social justice movement and continue to have thoughtful conversations around alternatives thank you. >> thank you supervisor cowen. >> so with that, just a final few comments before we move to the vote, of course, my co-sponsors to the resolution for the working groups supervisor kim, supervisor wiener supervisor farrell supervisor cowen supervisor campos and, yes that's all i had and again supervisor peskin and want to also recognize roma for taking
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my phone calls and answering the questions being a fight for this cause and making sure that you know we as a city we continue to do better and continue to do better to serve the people that need us probation officer make the good policy decisions and like to thank my aid conner johnson for working hard to prepare those amendments and prepare a lot of the information here today we were able to discuss and i appreciate his harrods and the aids in my office a very, very difficult subject matter as i said it is personal to me for so many reasons i'm grateful to any colleagues who also really care about making a good sounds policy decision when it comes to something that involves people that need us to do better with that, we're amending items 36
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and 37 as circulated and we are sending those back to committee we are sending items 38, 41 and 42 to committee and tabling items 39 and 40 i'll start with each item to be clear first on the amendment to item number 36 it was moved by me and it was seconded by supervisor tang, supervisor kim colleagues we'll take that without objection. we'll take that without objection. the amendment passes amazing and colleagues on item 37 can we take moved by me and seconded by supervisor tang colleagues that amendment without objection we'll take that without objection. the amendment passes unanimously and the motion to send items 36, 37 and 38 and 41 and 42 back to
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committee we'll take that without objection. it passes and amazing tabled the items we'll take that without objection. we'll take that without objection. item 39 and 40 are tabled paw you can claaw you cy >> (clapping.) >> (chanting) (chanting) (chanting)
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>> we'll 5 men recess. >> all right. folks we're back to conduct the business of the board of supervisors ambassador m go to our next item. >> >> item 43 an ordinance to amend the planning code for the childcare for office and hotel projects to impose a childcare fee for residential projects to provide oust and a conform the second and other finding. >> supervisor yee thank you supervisor president
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london breed as i just mentioned in our last discussion one of the things we all know that works in prevention and saying a lot of funding from society is to invest early on in early education and so what this a lot of aspects of a the early education childcare one of them the bolt to have facilities to house those programs so after many months of discussion i'm excited to be here before you to present a again, after through committee the legislation that will address those hectic under funding and under redemption go childcare facility the impact fee was the first that san
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francisco access on development that was create over three years ago and san francisco was the first city to create inclusionary housing program we're once again creating the first program to question of give the developers to dictate units to chiropractor this will be the first of its kind in the nation, we currently are 3 thousand 5 hundred children in the eligibility list waiting for childcare over of our o, however, only had 2 percent for the working parents coupled with the fact we have recreations within the next 15 years san francisco population will grow by another one and sfgov highway meaning more children by the need to do something to start
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looking ahead and being creative how we'll increase violate for childcare for over families that expands the impact fees to include the residential and the developments citywide and increase the fees to those determined in the 2014 citywide nexus study those additional fees could result in wurpdz of $5 million for the chiropractor funds for the next 5 to seven years this sounds like a drop in the bucket but doubling what we're getting when you look at the demands for creating and expanding and so forth of childcare space and being able to fund 1/5th to one-tenth of
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the demand it is socializing need our costs of 4 hundred to 5 hundred thousand to build out not talking about building a building but a small childcare building in san francisco this is important affordable options one of the best way to license home-based childcare that legislation will create an option for the developers to devote one to 8 children at any given time theer register project has that up to 3 units to be dedicated to licensed family childcare to allow them to get a decreasing amount for the impact fee we believe that will lead to the creation of dozens of units that will have the potential of substance abuse
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to hundreds of families this legislation is gone through a number of revisions we continue to work tireless to address the comments we're extremity received and value each other of them i want to thank the planning commission, the planning department staff that worked diligently with us to craft this legislation monique and other staff at the mayor's office of housing with sophie hayward and maria benjamin i want to thank the many, many childcare providers and participants that came out and supported that legislation i especially want to thank my staff who has worked for over a year to craft this piece of legislation 0 it is acceptable and will move forward and i also want to thank my colleagues supervisor kim and supervisor
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avalos for co-sponsors this legislation so i have dedicated my whole life to making san francisco a family-friendly city and shlgdz to accomplish that and raised my family i believe that is an important step in the right direction so colleagues he hope he have you're support. >> thank you supervisor yee. >> on item 43 madam clerk call the roll oh, excuse me. supervisor avalos oh, never mind. >> i want to thank supervisor yee for working on this legislation i live that a part of san francisco police commission tfa san francisco large population of children under the age of 5 and losing our family daycare paradise because of evictions and also we're have a lack of facilities for childcare we're losing those to evictions this is really critical we're actually blofrt the funds to cover the childcare
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needs and facilities in san francisco family da's office providers provide much more valuable than the family based car consider and having that available for more families makes that possible for families to stay in san francisco and we can address the affordability crisis so i have my full support on this legislation. >> thank you, supervisor kim. >> i want to recognize supervisor yee and his office for the leadership around childcare and early childcare acres hadú year-old and
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got any real bike at 10 years old i'm mostly beacon to commute i'm multiply mobile not on the bike as much the one thing that biking gave me a sense of this city a have a tap graph map of san francisco i know where all the hills and how to avoid them and whoonz i want to tackle and know what the practice of crystal i've been krooif under the xhoifr from city hall for 10 years it is a 5 million commute i circled circled circled i used a guitar to protect myself if cars recycling can be a
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dangerous opportunity but it makes it a low low save and part of raurns or awareness to make sure we're looking at out for people and cars and pedestrians and other vehicles that use you're streets and it is something that legislation is really about and i'm one of one person there are thousands of people that have the experience ever what the o.j. what it is like in the city how to protect themselves and other people and make sure their looking at for pedestrians and a roof cyclists is don't circle and put people's lives at fear they're not the main body of cyclists but the minority and we don't have like a pr add that promotes cycling in the is i e country that leads to a lot of
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miss exemptions about cycling in to we see everywhere in san francisco we're extremity seen the rapid increase of people riding bikes and led to a conflict of bicyclists and drivers new consensus the commuters that are riding doubled between 2006 we can minimize if we yield you're streets work best when we treat other like we want to be treated like cyclists and autopsies automobile we're wondering what cyclists and automobiles will be doing the california vehicle code requires the bikes to follow the rules as cars but
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bikes are different it generates one hundred was the of power like hours power cars a uc berkley physics professor found a cyclist is rolls through a stop use 25 percentlessly energy than the cyclists excuse me. that fully stops we've leaders that traffic flows better when we give bicyclists considerations like bike lanes and as parts of vision zero the san francisco police department focus on the 5 the dangerous most dangerous traffic violations there is running red lights and stop signs violating pedestrian right-of-way, exempting turning violations and speeding, however, district enforcement is current productive for several reasons
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it takes away scarce enforcements and counter inner tuff to how people navigate the intersections and discourages people from bicycling common sense enforcement of law makes you are streets more predictable i've heard a lot about this ordinance people building that it gives special accommodations to bike riders this is not true it is about setting the priorities for the san francisco police department that reflect our policies and conforming those policies with the practices of kind of like in san francisco the san francisco police department claims the enforcement of bicyclist violations is a low priority but we're extremity seen data that contradicts they dictated office
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hours i repeat one hundred and 14 officer hours on 5 and 6th street for ticketing people on the wilting that is for most dangerous intersections they're not on the wiggle there are no records of enforcements at market street and octavia the city's most dangerous system that is based on the injuries as reported boy this department of public health this two day crack counsel 2 had had and 4 citations with the vast majority going to bicyclists the san francisco police department cites bicyclists through stop signs on october 1, '12 san francisco police department
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cruiser we are seen stacking occult the intrfshgs waller and steiner and ticketing bicyclists between manipulated that was recorded to me directly and reports of talk the walk bicyclists on the wiggle the chronicle recorded a young woman for rolling to a stop sign at less than 5 miles per hour she said the stop took 15 minutes for the ticketing to be made you having could focus on much more dangerous activities on a street the ticketing for biking is 2 this defendant dollars within is making the project rent to get more clarity i'm submitting a letter of inquiry to the police department for the number of citation for bicycle riders to
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phil to yield this didn't condone the biologists who don't slow down to 6 miles per hour arrest 6 feet to pedestrians this ordinance will not discourage the police department from talk the walk unsafe behavior we can't allow the sfpd to prioritize ticking of behaviors by bicyclists instead of focusing on the city's dangerous intersection jeering first of all, it requires cyclists so year-old and that yielding can mean stopping and making sure the pedestrians have the right-of-way it also says if bikes are not to a complete stop but negotiating the inspectors at 6 mile-per-hour and i think outside the box as i said it
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also specified the distance the exists must have between themselves and pedestrians at 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
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brilliant that incentives our 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
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collective responsibility to make sure they're safe to the best of of our built to everyone 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
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the neighborhood we don't know all the details an investigation is under a way those are the kinds of incidents and 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
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i'm not trying to demolish those from the cycling community but 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
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building that changing the rules of road a appropriate response for me first of all, you're 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
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roads are the crazy itself due to more people or construction it is what is haven everyday in 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
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context off pedestrians versus bicyclists frankly pitting that 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
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i looked it up earlier today has about 20 people per skwierp we 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
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in san francisco we need to increase liability and attractiveness for transit first but changing the rules of the 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
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he was like supervisor jane kim and myself co-authorize of 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
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let's follow it you know what i mean, i'll be doing it will be safer so i'll not be supporting 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
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almost we're 11 for 11 wanting the cyclists to get ticketed their reckless behavior but not 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
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have a boarder discussion around the way that people act on the road cyclists and muni drivers 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
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the best we can to make that as easy as possible for people to 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
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going to do so so cyclists continue to get tickets someone 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
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fundamental have the issue what will stop us in the future police department we'll tell you what you're priorities that 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
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state i understand what 9 rules 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
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enforcements on distracked driving and distransacted bike and those all those things 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
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not address the police activities. >> supervisor mar. >> let me be succinct so many has been building inside on this 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
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bicycling is an issue about the cultural of cars and killing of 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
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by sclaifr what the policies are when we all rode on the bike to work day many of us probable be 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.
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>> thank you supervisor mar. >> supervisor kim. >> i want to recognize supervisor avalos and his office and leadership for bringing this 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
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intersection and across the street bikers know they don't want to tackle with cars their lose the fight with the vehicle that is 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
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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 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
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cyclists who are approaching stop signs at slow speeds looking at for pedestrians are 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
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vision zero program far people that run stop signs and violate the pedestrian right-of-way and 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
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i have two of i passed out a sheet of paper the first i'll read into the record is on page 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
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feet from any pedestrians we're actually setting the distance with an pedestrian and i'd like 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
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lee. >> you're reading my mind madam president yes. >> okay so supervisor avalos as made a 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
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supervisor yee no supervisor avalos supervisor breed 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
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year i'll appreciate you're support. >> okay supervisor wiener seeing no other names on the roster mr. clerk madam clerk. >> 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
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for an additional of interim controls in the castro street to require a conditional use authorization for a promoted use 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
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who represent employees and various agencies wear under the applied that have process and because of that i need to ask 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.
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>> thank you supervisor breed on think everything else never 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
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i didn't get our co-sponsorship because you co-sponsored i hope you support and this is has been 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
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francisco is no extensive the compliment action goals to effect the climatic change to 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
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make that more difficult and cost more for facility and people that own the electrical 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
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about $8.4 million variable norway for our goals it is 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
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for the reexamination how the pcia is calculated and applied to pg&e consumers and 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
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major step in making sure that san francisco is prepared when as i'm hoping will happen to 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
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candidates that remind me why i never served on the rules 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
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then people representing different communities and perspectives i felt we had a thorough vetting process and it 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
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spearheading the outreach that people knew to apply and also 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
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gavin newsom we're extremity as a city been leaders in insuring that has some of the strongest 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
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imperative to have state and other legislation to have strict 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
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had here in san francisco so the rest the state may follow the second item the result of an 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
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defender's so the third yes, ma'am is a hearing request on the status of oversized vehicle 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
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understanding sfmta has put a holds on the restriction raerlg due to a desire do study the 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
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believe that would prudence to 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
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cash to help people secure in their housing and lower the risk 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
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qualify under the program if the discontinues is due to fraud with the program requirements 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
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director of hsa and noah valley and the fine tuning and colleagues its third reading. >> 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
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last week confirms the housing affordability is on the tops of 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
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to house but the middle-income like teachers and nurses are having a hard time staying in 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
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introducing a hearing on senior home career qualities focused on the fall out of home care for 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
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hunger we 2020 last week he 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
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francisco keep pace with the raising high cost of home care 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
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many seniors have a need for 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
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in our coalition ever senior advocates firefighting for dignity in an angling friendly 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
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came together to talk about the can condos that are department of water & power the elderly the 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
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services are mandarin and cantonese and we're going 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
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of realtors and the local board of realtors in sacramento while it is important to begin that 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
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adu is something we can 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
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is long overdue a way to address the incredible housing crisis 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
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believes and passed away on december 8th at the age of 91 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
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returning to the united states not blessed with his father's 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
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negotiator but possessing i extensions a great sense ever 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
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decoration and its bic net ♪ role rear ends withholding best 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
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thoughtful and warm person 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
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chair cowen and supervisor kim and i put in a presentation to 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
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we'll be voting on january 12th we want to thank co-sponsors for 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
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off 20 twfrn the two top for the mayor's race it is important for a city when we actually see a 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
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our elected officials this process is something that actually limited our tilt to be 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
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to see independence and practice 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
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times to mayor ed lee and supervisor tang's creating the air force bonus program or the 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
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the rental units is my amendments prohibit the use of a bonus project for a project that 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
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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 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.
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>> please read public comment. >> 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
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brown i in favor change my name today is december 15th and today going to be the last day for 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
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that problem cost our company building d and d.c. about 75 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.
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>> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, 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
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being shot or arrested when it comes to blacks and whites whites get a chance to live but 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
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represent the local rendered presenters and to sfrieft of invite you to the show that is 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
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a.d. school in supervisor wiener's district and 3 schools in supervisor peskin's they're 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
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impressed. >> they sing with they're hearts and a person on the stage that played a really, really 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
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you came to the united states from soviet to say god kill 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
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and the world that has to many homeless million people that are living on the street and eating 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
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members of the can ball i'm chris i live at 6 and housing 14 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
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seek to assign guilty or cost for events of the past more solve our carbon overload 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
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i think that is where you were at and that same old place you left 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
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kindness yet for a city sure do shine 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
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by the commission and for the exhibit haul one dedicated to 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
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for working groups for the 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
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this is a sly way to eliminate 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
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two pages are evidentiary documents that should be in our 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,
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please. >> there i'm richard warner in district 2 for years earlier 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
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making made me feel safe and taught that trees help the 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
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landmarking to the full board of supervisors for a review the facts a decision to allow the 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
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office and brief that person on the case thank you. >> thank you very much. >> 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
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significance because of the director of one of the big four 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
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of jesus christ was on this wise you know before i begin let me 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
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exhibition to or example to put here away but the angle of the 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.
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>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> with united for the budget i 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
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leadership in that committee. >> i'm end it there thank you 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
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slick tires on a with wheelchair 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 behalf of al
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the staff at st. anthonys it is great to have your here this morning. [applause] >> here at st. anteanys work with people who are homeless and those on the virj of becomes homeless and what we have sheen more aunch unforch-footly than not is people that feel isolated and excluded so very happy to see when the mayor has something to say
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about the homeless pop ylgds he comes to the tenderloin and st. ancyanys. we insisted those we serve the homeless in particular are not the problem, they are brothers and sisters. the problem has to boo with us and the way we structure our liferb jz cities and thijsss like that see great to see when we want to do something about homelessness the mayor is coming forward and making good proposals for how we can solve our problem, not fix the homeless. >> [applause] >> there are a lot of people here working for years on that problem. it is a problem for the whole community but it is also one we need to thitsy to step forward to help us do so we welcome the mayor in his
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remarks today. without further ado, i would like to recognize a couple people here that have come and been long involved ing these issue. angela alota is here today. from the san francisco interfaith counsel we have mikem pops and rita chimal. supervisor marc farrell is here. supervisor jewel jewel yechristensen and all the department heads here of the city and all the community based organizations that are represent. thank you for coming and welcome to st. anthony's >> good morning everyone.
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thank you all for being here. let me begin with just comment about some things that have occurred in the last 48 hours that i know are on peoples minds and want to address that right off before i get fl to had body of the speech. but i want to start out with some words about the officer involved shooting that occurred yesterday in the bay view and rutted in the death of a man. let me first say that any time, any time, there is a officer involved shooting i take that extremely seriously and so does our chief. i have seen the video too you know, you look at the video and you just-before my words came out, we were yelling drop the dam knife. i
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already spoken to the chief and there will be a thorough and transparent investigation of this incident without delay and know the public deserves this and expect it and i expect it as well and will make sure the community knows all the details about this. i also want to take a moment of silence with all of you to remember the victims of the tragic and sensely shootings in san dern bernardino yesterday. our thoughts are with the victims and families and the people of san francisco grieve with them. but you know, you know what they really deserve? those families deserve action. deserve the congress that will stop this madness, stop and by
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enacting sensible limit ozen deadly fire arms and they need to do that now. [applause] we cannot just accept this. we cannot just accept this. thank you. thank you. and again, good morning everybody and thank you for being here. first again i want to say thank you to the [inaudible] and barry for hosting us this morningism barry you and the staff for helping the needy and velinable throughout the city is a inspiration to me and it is never tiring to cut turkey with you bury. i also want to say thank you to our elected and appointed officials and community leaders and pleny of
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the non-profits providers are here this morning, thank you for joinsing us today. i'm very proud for being reelected your mayor. this is a wonderful city and want to say thank you to the voters of san francisco who believe in our solutions oriented and collaborative approach to solving problems and have asked us to return to do more. thaupg for placing your trust in me for the next 4 years. this is the greatest city in the world and i'm honored and humbleed as the mayor to serve another term. you know, i often said and will continue saying i love the city, i love it as much of any of you and also with you. i love that we never run from the challenges. we confront them with our progressive optimism and something that has come to define our city in all of us.
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we tackleed a whole lot this last 5 years and some the most complicated and intractable challenges remain and i ran for a second term so we can work on them together. foremost among the challenges wrun we struggled with for decades is homelessness. let there be more doubt, the collective best effort like service providers like all you in the room today have certainly made a difference. i know that because i have been paying a attention to this for many years. while i may be a little silent sometimes, i watch, i talk to people, i engage and once in a while i might be lucky enough to hand out a key. you are the ones, everyone in the room, you are the ones giving
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the hor heroic rfts at front line staff on a midnight shift at the shet ers and do the outreach and are case managers with a challenging loud. or you may be the one cleaning up the streets so people might have a cleaner street to be on because that is the only place they have. the best evidence of all of the work collaboratively is the over 20,000 formally homeless people living indoors. living independently and with the social and emotional support that they need and that the needs that are met with our city services or they might be back in their home towns. but, despite this we haven't
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eliminated homelessness. as we house and serve thousands, they are replaced by new thousands. people, people who fall in homelessness here, people sent from other states or people who arrive every day seeking a better life in our city. as a result we continue to have people living on the street, under the freeway, in tents on the sidewalk and some even without tents. all together, more than 3500 people are street homeless in san francisco. human beings. human beings with hopes, with fears, susceptible to cold and rainy weather. human being who deserve or compassion. we know there are nearly the same number of people without homes that are living in our
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shelter, treatment programs or temporary situations. friends , this isn't a healthy way to live, you know that and i know that, especially if children are a part of that family. it is not just a growing problem here in san francisco by the way and we all know that as well. major cities across our country, la, new york, honolulu, seattle and more and the state and federal governments offer us too little assistance. that's why next week i'll join at least 5 other mayors on the west coast and our federal government representatives to explore federal funding opportunities and policy changes in the area of homelessness. i know we look at the streets sometimes and the encampments and the depth and complexity the problem jz to
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some it all might feel hopeless, but as your may frr the next 4 years i'm optimistic because today in san francisco all of the ingreedgents of success are here to end homeless for thousands of our fellow citizens. thanks to a historically strong economy we do have resources. we certainly have creativity and know we got the passion. for our serviceers providers and city staff, we have the energy that is required. we have public support to try new more effective approaches. but you know what is missing? what is missing is the ingredient lacking for generations, it is what we call, real cooperation. we can't solve
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street homelessness, but it will if we want to , it will require cooperation. we have seen this cooperation at the place called, the navigation center at 1950 mission street. when community providers work with city departments, when the private sector in the surrounding community all come together with us, we actually are creating a national model for ending homelessness. so, next year we are going to do something bold that skills up the cooperation and coordination this requires and we see at the navigation center all of that happening across the board on homelessness. i will call apauss all the departments to work together with our community
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based organizations, advocate and national expert to ert change and reform or government and other, and will create a department with a mission to end homelessness here in san francisco. [applause] i begin by not just making-i know people have worked on this for years and want to acknowledge first the great work of our past mayors, feinstein and agnos, mayor jordan and willie brown, of course gaveen newsome. i want to build on each of their legacies for addressing homelessness. of course our former supervisor alota talks about passion. she dedicated a life time to the work and want to say thank you for being here and thank you for being a trusted advisor and
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advocate and one that reminds everybody we got to get to better solutions. i want to also acknowledge the good work of our former supervisor bevan dufty and director of hope for the last years for tireless work with service providers and client to move people into better lives. i learned a lot with bevan, but i felt his passion avenue day he has been on the job. and today, building on the work that came before we begin a new agency, a agency with a budget and mandate to solve homelessness. we'll bring together under one roof the multitude of homeless outreach, housing, shelter and supportive services that exist across many different departments. over the last 20 years, we increased our
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spending on homelessness because the crisis got worse. but because we didn't have a central department for homelessness we layered program upon program across a dozen different department said and then we expected the better outcome. no one agencyies mission was homelessness and today we fix that. with greater coordination we expect better results, more efficiencys and deep er accountability. to make this new department a realty next year i'll be calling upon the leadership of barbarager seea director of public ehealth, trent roar director of human sunchss and [inaudible] director of hope. together we have aurltd r already implemented some the most forward thinking progressive homeless policies in the country. we created
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the nations first navigation center, which is just 9 months that we have successfully moved more than 250 people off the streets into healthier settings. great progress towards ending chronic veterans homelessness is done these last few years tackling family homelessness we made great progess. a new investment in supportive housing of 29,000,000 this year. i want to saw they think to tren, barbara and sam and all your team said for pourer your hearts in this work and thank you for joins forces with us to take it to the next level vlt i want to say a special thank you to public works. i know that department . you kept our streets and have done your best and for always having
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a positive interaction with the homeless people and compassion and thank you for taking on the smelliest dirtgist jobs in town. i also want to say thank you to all of the people who are own single room occupancy hotels in the city thmpt hotels that are cooperating and working with us to make these units available for people transitioning out of homelessness. that is stock of housing. we never thought through our past loousts and insistence to get code enforcement, we didn't realize how valuable they are to us and a valuable assess they can be. i know some people will say, a department to solve homlessness mayor. 93 eve. we can't solve homelessness in san francisco. i know that will will be peoples
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comments. i say we will end homelessness every every single day for @ least one person. for at least one family. for at least a veteran every single day. i know because i have felt the power of giving keys to people exactly in those situations. we will end it for every 1 for every day for someone who suffers on our street. that is what the purpose of creating this department is about. i want a staff at this new department, each person on the staff will come to work every morning with a single minded focus on ending homelessness for people on the streets. i want the measure of the work of this department and my office to be answering
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this question, what did i do to end homelessness on our city streets today and what did i do to give people a stable shelter, a home and a path to a healthier life. that is what i want them to ask themselves every single day. i want that to be the question that they ask of themselves. you know, ending homelessness in a very simple way is a matter of priorities. to get there we have to double down on programs that truly work. we have to coordinate with partners, federal, state and other cities. we have to share and do the best practices and we have to also share our challenges with each other. and you know, i always am focused and concerned about congress and as you know, congress is largely abandoned homelessness in the country and we in san francisco can't
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wait frathe politics of waug wash dc to arrive, we have tolead and we lead with values. our san francisco values. that is what being a san franciscan is all about, isn't it? it is our values. to be fully able to achieve this vision i'm inviting a group of national experts to advise how to create and set the mandate for this new department. i have spoken to president obamas point person on homelessness, matthew dorty and he agreed to come out and advise and has the expertise of looking at programs across the country to see what works. we want to be egressive on this but want to be practical at the same time. how will we define sausking street homelessness? what are the
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investments we are making and how can we double down on this? is there something that we can be doing that we are not already doing? i aults want to invite the local homeless coordinating board to serve as a formal advisory body during the process. we convened san franciscos best and brightest on that commission and definitely need your input. i invite all of you here, every one of you, the people working hard every day day in and out to join in defining the new effort as well because i'll present this plan with the budget this coming year. foremost among the efforts of the department are expanding the successful navigation center program. we learned that by removing barrier tooz entry into the shelter program and pairing ever navigation center with a housing exist we are making a difference. we already committed the funding in the
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budget this year to double our capacity at the navigation center and the department will significantly increase to this model. we'll coordinate outreach and build more centers and secure more housing exists. certainly this requires serious funding. since i took office we have spent all most 100 mil yen more every year on homeless services and housing and my commitment today is this, to never let our city slip backwards on our funding priorities. that means movering forward we'll spend at threes 250 million a year on outreach and housing for 10s of thousands of people. we know success isn't mesered by
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how much money we spend, you know that. accountability matters. we are measured by the number of human beings we lep off our streets and into a better life and by conditions on our streets also improving at the same time. so, i'm setting a ambishish but i believe an achievable goal for the second term. by the time i leave office we will move at least 8 thousand people out of homelessness and we'll remove them out of homelessness forever. [applause] and we'll build a system that ends a persons homelessness before it becomes chronic. that is another thing we learned from the navigation center and we'll do this and achieve this all together. we'll do this by housing families, veterans long
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term homeless to homeward bound program and long term care for the seriously mentally ill. i also need cooperation for the private sector and philanthropic partner tooz participate as well. i already started conversation with san francisco's business leaders on this particular goal. business leaders, big and small, about a multi-year partnership to add additional navigation centers to the cities portfolio. to them across the board i say thank you and begin by saying a personal thank you to our first anonymous private donor to the the first navigation center. i'm excited for our partnerships to develop more in the coming months just like the way we started our first navigation center. it was a partnership
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with faith and funding sources and community in the mission and then everybody else. we need more partnership models like our effort to end family homelessness in the elementary schools which is the focus of [inaudible] 2 great civic leaders. no less different than our technology leaders like nob nub who also became a partner to end veterans homelessness by funding a viable new housing for them in mission bay. letting people live on our streets exposed to violence and whether that isn't compassion. it isn't healthy, it isn't safe and it does want represent who we are as san francisco and it is not our san francisco values. you know, i'm also proud of our city coming together over something that
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used to be controversial and i'm talking about lauras law. thank you for visor marc farrell, thank you for your leadership in this effort on a issue that used to divide a lot of us, now it units us with a comma causs because we are figuring it out. since we launched our consensus program just last month we have already received 28 referals from ern concerned family members and service providers. some of the most severely mentally ill they are finally getting help. laura's law is one the many compassionate programs we should be doing in partnership with our courts and district attorney and justice system. san francisco values means we won't lock people up or
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persecute them just for being mentally ill. that won't happen and won't happen as long as i'm mayor, but we can use the resources our justice system to make sure people are getting better heltier outcomes. i want to challenge the courts, our public defender and district attorney and health provider tooz come together in the same spirit of collaboration that i proposed today. coming together with your diverse responsibilities and your legal mandates to better serve those desperately in need of our help because i will challenge you with the same outcome i'm calling upon everyone else. let's talk about not just our legal mandates, lets also talk about outcomes for people. [applause] it is not
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compassionate and you will agree with me on this to let people suffer silently, to medicate with drugs and call and live an unhealthy life on our streets, that is not compassion and we are empowered to help the seriously mentally ill people but first have to agree to coperate. in a new year i'll invite all our gurchlt stakeholders and mental health and criminal justice to convene with me. i bring this group together to get past the reasons we cannot do things and figure out a way we can do it. let's say for example, you take this program, some of you in the room know what the 51/50 program is. it is a program with people in personal crisis and danger to themselves we take them to the hospital for 72 hours, but you know what is the challenging
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part of that 51/50 program? once they come out they go right back on the streets and into the same unhealthy situation that they were literally 48 hours ago. we pulled them out and bring them right back in. that is 51/50. let's redesignthality program for a better outcome, a sustained outcome for those individuals. let's redesign conservativeship programs to serve the intended populations while respecting their civil liberty. we can have a better outcome on that as well. the seriously mentally ill deserve our best efforts. it is complicated and that's why we take that challenge up. as we focus on getting people into healthier settings, we also need to refocus on the people who are not
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homeless. the people who prey on our homeless. drug dealers who target the addicted and mentally ill contributing to serious health problems. i'm calling y i am calling for stepped up enforcement for predatory drug dealing around our navigation centers and shelter and homeless service locations and every place we house our homeless. [applause] we need to clean up drug dealing around the buildings where homeless people are trying to clean up their lives. we are not criminalizing drug addictions, we are enforcing existing laws to protect the most vulnerable. i want to thank supervisor and president of the board of supervisors president london breed for being a leader
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on the reforms. she is a strong voice the quality of life and reforming our treatment of the mentally ill. that's why friend i am optimistic. a new department, ambitious goal, a will in our city to succeed on this. we can make homelessness rare. we can make it brief. we can make it a one time event in peoples lives. we can move at least 8 thousand people out of homelessness forever. for too long deeply held and ideological differences divided all of us. some say we are not tough enough. others say we are not compalgzinate enough. some say we spend too much money and others say we haven't spent enough. it is time to reconcile these
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disagroogruments not to set them aside but work through them. if we can cooperate to solve homelessness the sky is the limit on what else we can achieve together. i want to say to you again, we can end homelessness for each individual that we touch, for each family, for each child, we can do that for them. that's what we can define as ending homelessness. if we do it together, we will have demonstrated that collaboration and cooperation is the best way to move forward. so, i want to end by saying thank you to all of you for taking time out of your busy day to listen to me. i'm excited to work with you, this will give a struck chur to work effectively with all of us. we can do better and will
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do better, i'm excited and we are san francisco. thank you very much. [applause]xúúúúú
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>> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those
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earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the
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weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth. >> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it
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bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't
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tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances
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buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you
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are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ?
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>> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you


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