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practices related to police staffing and funding levels that that was a report i asked for last year i'm calling for and hearing on the report and we'll looking to actually do that next week in june of last year colleagues you might recall the board passed a policy that police staffing levels should be adjusted based on population growth unfortunately, that vote came shortly arrest the police department racism text message scandal that shocked the city that day the board of supervisors chamber was filled with protesters we based on the population on - there are many community members upset to see the board hiring for please not addressing their concerns of the training and culture of the department (clapping.)
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i offered amendment to say that policy staffing levels should be police levels should be through a disciplinary process and not on population i argued there were many other factors that should be considered crime statistics and police load and plaza practices we need to balance the pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. police staffing with other vital services that helps to prevent crime education and other social services housing as well unfortunately my amendments were voted by 6 to 5 for the resolution was sent to committee today, the budget analyst released that best practices for the staffing level they conclude that a minimum staffing level based on population is not considered a rigorous and ann
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lively goal that counts for the departments conditions i plan to hold this to set the staff through a disciplinary process for stakeholders and last year's budget we unanimously approved police hiring but not smart about department of emergency services how 9 police have staffing levels i hope that is a first step to a nuance and rigorous approach to elevating the police staffing and colleagues directing your attention to item 51 on today's agenda it is resolution slightly modest resolution we had before us last january, december a resolution that didn't pass this resolution was looking at
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the killers of eric garden and mike brown in ferguson and looking at the issues of policing in san francisco that led to the killings of alex at this time we were reilly especially (clapping.) - in the latino community we didn't feel that there was a strong sense of investigation nor a sense of justice and the killing of alex and today, i'm bringing this forward again, this resolution calls on further investigations for the federal government to look at the killing of alex and other killings that happened like the killing - (clapping.) the use of lopez this year.
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(clapping.) >> and the ois of mario woods in each of those cases disputes within the public what truly happened and people didn't feel there which is a thorough and balanced investigation from the police department and so it make sense as we're calling for the federal investigation of moody's that the other controversial recent officer involved shooting killings occurred in the couple of years occur in that investigation before us today so we can vote on the rest i submit thank you. >> supervisor avalos supervisor breed thank you. i know we're anxious to get to our resolution on adoption without committee reference i'll be as brief as possible i wanted to acknowledge the courage of any colleagues today especially the leadership
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of supervisor cowen and her ballot measures and supervisor david campos and supervisor avalos thank you for your leadership on those, too (clapping.) and just quickly dr. espanola jackson i wanted to i was listening to the song today it happened to come on the radio i'm sorry ms. jackson i was thinking about her because when i served on the redevelopment agency commission that was a song that i used to play around with her because she would always come in and fight for the community and be serious and relentless but get her to smile when you sing that song or other things relative to the community a person with a heart of gold and cared about the community
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and put her life on the line unapologize lee he discovered a couple of years ago when i saw her with her daughter and granddaughter i used to hang out with a couple of people on the house open kirkwood and her grandson sadly who is no longer with us many of the family members he knew for so many years and spent countless hours and didn't know she was their mother and grandmother it was an amazing delivery and we've made that clear not only a great woman but a deep love for the bayview hunters point and so she definitely will be missed
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i know that (clapping.) her family will be having both a public and a private-public and services for the community that service will be held on thursday, february 4th at grace tab analytical church other than oak dial in 7:30 to 7:30 and flowers to the funeral home at 3434, 17th street and cards of condolences september to 321 engel street she'll be miss the other in memoriam on behalf of supervisors supervisor yee and supervisor cowen and supervisor peskin the gentleman
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passed away on january 16th exclamation of cancer born in 1933 he grew up in new york and moved to san francisco in 1959 he opened his clothing store in 1966 near union square and since changed fashion and style forever with his imperceptibly taste for merging trend introduced designer brand to the city before anyone else brands that are household like georgia 0 auermann i think i only won one of the labs he was more than a fashion iconic a philanthropist served as the memorial broourts that ores the memorial a professionalism arts and co-chaired this for a memorial a
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veteran's memorial looked at across the street from city hall to which we was able to raise over $2.5 million of private funds mr. bash treated his employees with the right and a loyal and kind friend his brother bruise is his only immediate survivor and san francisco lost a friend and fashion icon and will be greatly missed the rest i submit. >> supervisor campos. >> thank you madam president i think just recycle it was appropriate to ask that we adjourn in memory of dr. espanola jackson as a whole board i'll ask the same thing for the gentleman make sense. >> colleagues we'll take that without objection. to you supervisor campos. >> thank you want to note a couple of points first there is a request that i'm submitting asking did budget
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analyst to do a followup report on short-term rentals requests that arose at the last hearing how many units of how are you are being used as short-term rentals so amongst the questions we're asking the budget analyst and legislative analyst how many units are used in the industry how much the city has collected in taxes with respect to short-term rentals and out of the thousands of units rent-controlled unit who is that is pga taxing to the 71 and lastly how the city is enforcing the hosted and non-holstered short-term rentals the second item that is something that is still to be honest i think we collectively have it probable been aware of as much the issue we have a
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shortage of teachers in san francisco united we have a shortage of substitute teachers i've leader recently from a number of parents at one of the schools that many kids and many classrooms because the school board is having a tough time understanding teachers classrooms are consolidate that impacts the quality of education that the children have we did research and found the district it finding issues with substitutes in one out of 10 classrooms in san francisco unified school district it is happening because of the housing crisis because the school district not only is unable to hire teachers who candles afford to live in san francisco but that inability for teachers to live in san francisco is making it so that we don't have give
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you enough substitutes to fill the classrooms i'll calling for a hearing that asks the question when what we can do to help the school district address those issues we can't talk about how to raise families if we're not making it so the teachers can live in the city and county of san francisco today (clapping.) i have a couple of items that i want to talk about and i want to thank supervisor cowen for her charter amendment i want to be added a co-sponsor and supervisor peskin has the distinction of serving as a supervisor longer than me i happen to be the senior member of the current board of supervisors as that one of the things i think that is important to think about what this system
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that we have in place are adequate enough to really address the challenges of the city i think the question of the eject is an example of that here you have an agency that does have the authority on its own to begin the investigations including an officer involved shooting it makes sense for us to revisit that system and see what changes to be made but i actually building - (clapping) that that is the tip of the iceberg that whether it is police reform or other issues we have to go beyond and one of the things i'll ask we as the board to revisit is the structure of the question of time between the mayor and the board of supervisors the way it works right now is we submit written questions to mayor ed lee who comes here and provides a response that is also
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written but under those no opportunity to actually have a followup discussion on whether or not the question or the answers that were priority actually got to the bottom of how to deal with the issue at heart when that is the case i think we have an obligation to revisit this i believe that we need to figure out how we actually provide the public with a more mooeveng discussion continue this board and our mayor so i will be exploring as in the past amendments to question time in the mayors so have an opportunity to have a follow-up question that will happen if supervisor peskin had had the opportunity to do that and since we're talking about dr. espanola jackson i'll simple make this statement one of the things i love and replaced about dr. espanola jackson was that doctor i'm sorry she's doctor dr.
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jackson was not afraid to call it as she saw it and to stand for what they believed and one thing i'll say as an elected officials most importantly as a citizen the city i've been very disturbed by some of the allegations that came out in the last few days around possible corruption in this building and i know that people have strong views as an elected official i'm tell you that makes my blood boil when people do some of the things that these folks are being skewed it it makes us look bad address diminishes city government and one things in the t-shirt of dreamforce to commit the resources to make sure that we have a transparent and clean-air
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act local government and we possible can to that end the ethics commission has been asked by the mayor's office to cut its budget i want to pubically go on record the supervisor i will not support a budget that cuts funding for the ethics commission i think that given the questions that have been raised by the district attorney and the city attorney this is the time to increase the funding for that the ethics commission not cut it liv (calling names) /* (clapping.) leann has made that clear foot recommending cutting that budget go in fact, recommending and then increase of budget i think this board of supervisors should wholeheartedly support thank you
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the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor campos. (clapping.) >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you mr. clerk colleagues a number of items first go resolution and one in memoriam the first resolution is around organized lash in san francisco unfortunately, if you saw the organized labor is under attack policymakers have pushing anti union legislation and take away the benefits of labor they've figure out and won over the years the u.s. supreme court in the teachers associations that threatens to undermine over 40 years of precedence those particular caused is about steel important for the ramification from the court rules in favor of the lady she is not a member but the health weight bank rolling
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she should have to pay fees to the union even though she receives benefits from the union the center for individual rights right by the coke brothers are infamous and has a history making efforts to overturn the human rights and the affirmative action laws this a case of an attack and it is clear as day ultra converters can't win in the court of public opinion so for 40 years the u.s. supreme court has protected those to not allow free riders introduce the 19778 boo versus the board of education californian con as said that is a foundation for
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not tens of hundreds but thousands of contracts across the nation including in san francisco from the court between now and decided to rule in favor of the lady the people will be negatively impacted and drastically for difficulty for better wages and benefits and working conditions san francisco is a will be a strong labor town organized layer la or labor is san francisco values and organized labor defends education from severe budget cutbacks that's why in solidarity of labor and around my other supervisors i'm introducing to call on the mayor to mitigate any negative impacts for the teachers association on the mainstream in organized labor in san francisco i'm
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specificallying to immediately prepare administrative remedies for proposals to mitigate any of the negative impacts this decision could have the legislation specifically calls on the mayor and departments to soak out and exclude include the input of the mainstream in organized labor i believe those are the values and i want to do the best we can for people that provide vital services to the residents to stand in complete solidarity and always and thank the members of organized labor that have worked on the resolution that withstood in omissions to the u.s. supreme court and thank a number of unions and local 261 and constitute and the integral part of discussion and allow the hope for the - i want to thank the
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co-sponsors supervisor breed pr supervisor wiener supervisor tang and supervisor avalos and supervisor kim the second resolution i have is absent more germane to the broader discussion in those board chambers i want to echo my comments that no mother should have to mountain the loss of her child as a petitioner of 3 young kids i can't imagine what this happens we need to be here as the board of supervisors to recognize those and appreciate our ime empathy and come together from my prospective (clapping.) and to echo a lot of the comments made here at the board our city is luck to have some of the progressive and forward thinking sworn parking control officers in our city our please our fire and sheriff's men and women that
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work everyday in the city of san francisco put their lives on the line to protect our city and each and every day they're looking to protect the resident of the city i know that given the recent events and amid the national conversation around the public safety reforms there is respect for our country the extreme vast youth authorities of personnel come to work everyday to do what is right and strengthen and build trust with communitie and enhance the public safety citywide tragically we know that in the past scorn safety personnel have lost their lives in the streets of to mile serving i'm thankful those men and women put their lives on the line and i'm sure
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the public shares that sentiment so in conjunction what we've done and show the thanks for the personnel i'm introducing a resolution with 8 of my colleagues on the board of supervisors to calory it as policy of the board it if me member of the public safety the sheriff lose their lives we include a day of remembrance here in the city and county of san francisco. (clapping.) >> i'm thankful to have support thank you, supervisor wiener councilmember cole supervisor breed ask supervisor yee and others for their support i believe in making this policy is a statement appreciation forgive the men and women that serve our city of every single day and lastly i have one in memoriam 9/11 unfortunately want to journey in memory of peter that was struck in pacific heights he was organism from the
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nefrthd and lived in canned capped and ininitial in san francisco we called home 82 a long teacher of nearly 40 years with the stufld he worked for decades at city holidays and taught english his long time friend and attorney said on monday loved teaching with the work in jountdism and dealt with the youth we're grateful that walk sf brought this to the city and focused on the efforts of improving passive and pedestrian safety in particular throughout the city and county of san francisco the nuchlg will be missed by everyone and everyone in the school community as well the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor
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farrell madam president that concludes u concludes the introduction of new business. >> madam clerk read public comment. >> at this time the public may address entire board of supervisors think items within the but to conclude the minutes, whether to enterpriser into the litigation with penguin and the items without reference to committee calendar not allowed when an item as item 41 the remedy brans for moody's as is the cased in addition to consent and new and unfinished business pursuant as a whole and not to matter.
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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. as i stated before you'll be able to speak on items on the documentation without reference those are 45 to 46 madam president. >> first speaker please >> to each and everyone that makes public comment 3 minutes instead of the 2 small two minutes because we like to graze people but we really don't appreciate when advocates are alive they need to speak to the
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truth and you don't have to curtail their time in a very convoluted way today, we can't speak on what we want to with our hearts are heavy so let me remind you that once in san francisco 25 percent of the population are black today, there are 2 percent and how did we arrive at that 2 percent is because of our policies the same policies that you all say you want to change by putting things on the ballot by blocking people and causing resolutions are not laws we want laws
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we do not want hearings and investigations that go no where i would come here for many, many years like dr. espanola jackson so i have a good idea what she licked and disliked but i'll tell you one thing they she didn't like hypocrites in this chamber we do have some hypocrites i have the ability. >> thank you. >> next speaker and hello supervisors i'm ken johnson agree native san franciscan i'm here to ask for your help to help us do a super bowl event and oh, called the
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edition this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be show some we were inviting will jim brown and also fred wilson they'll agreed to come he has a production km company we're having problems getting this cleared through the city we have been put off over and over we of the you to help us feel more shine in the two blocks an opportunity the guys trying to sell the building all kinds of great blacks people are money coming out the city we want to show them we have this beautiful facility and might invest we like to have some kind of help from the supervisors so we can do an effort there we're
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going to have if one or two days the people we need time to fix the place up and figure out how to set it up and the people we're dealing with is not working right we don't have that much time we'll the board of supervisors supervisor breed to help us to do this because you can as the black community has begun this is a landmark building we want that for our own to train people in different skill sets so i'll be contacting you and some of the other supervisors you know tomorrow or to see what if you guys want to help out thank you. >> nancy pelo shalom it means
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the mother of a child that was murdered in january 9, 2015, and i've sat here for so many hours and very happy for mario woods mother and mario woods days remembrance not having an understanding when the reward money is it going for concerning the homicide that have happened particularly a year ago it is hard to find joy in life you're only child was murdered that vrs trying to cash his check on the rise as stated been meridian by willie brown, jr. 18 weeks before he was
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murdered but what's touched any heart and i'm rejoicing when i went to the hospital to see dr. espanola jackson and her family and daughter she said i'm making it plain and clear she's part of this family and she said it twice she let me know she was passing the torch to me it was spoken last night by the oldest daughter they're putting my name on the o are a as an extended daughter this is justice
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(clapping.) >> thank you. next speaker, please (clapping.) thank you, supervisor breed and all the members of the chamber i live on 6 and howard and less than 14 meter from sea level recent comments if supervisor kim that she can't look at the fatality consequences of her leadership are the most defective from your fence her remark through extreme is not singular supervisor yee can't see the nick tan and and
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supervisor wiener can't see the body and supervisor campos not the possibilities in taking land in the car and giving it back to people supervisor mar can't see the sugar and supervisor farrell can't see he is here to serve his district and city and not oak and supervisor breed and supervisor cowen and supervisor tang can't see their here to serve their district and city and not the mayor and supervisor peskin can't see given the events i recall around the trinity plaza and the man died and the devil which you imagined and losing battle must be fought until the penned a bit of vices for supervisor kim you if can't stand the treating heat get out
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of the kitchen thank you supervisor reating heat get out of the kitchen thank you supervisoeating heat get out of the kitchen thank you superviso kitchen thank you supervisor h kitchen thank you supervisor breed. >> as i search my soil for the reason of things my soul seeks and i still can't find you know why the city president wrote me me because of ref replenished said such wrong urban hashsz power no, not me but i didn't know my destiny the commission education is necessary due to the conditions in our communities all practical purpose education has became the means of rule in the world so how we
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educate our people about delicate the purpose it is time that the people dictate the purpose for all people can win in life who wants to be a loser thees sense of the nature is eternal in the truth will set you free in a real sense than i'm free because those work are truth and nothing but the truth so i besearch you for all practical purpose open the door no man can close and give life to the commission on education so posterity will not suffer the deeds of the here and now thank
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you for your time and consideration nowhere else on the architecture can this be found. >> thank you continuing>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> a house you doing i'm representing a large nation of young people in san francisco that care about the city and today was a really good day i want to say thank you every of you for your encourage for stewart out for mario woods and kenneth we want to say and mr. lopez and we want to do whether whether or not we can to make the city better and to you know get all we want out of the city to make it better for everyone and with the board of supervisors what i think today
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everyone seems genuine. >> might not get along but genuine and the people for mario woods care about san francisco and mario woods as well i wanted to say obama on a optimistic note i'm a revolutionary but take the momentum of positive change and make a difference so thank you guys for your encourage today (clapping.) >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon supervisor breed and supervisors sorry to hear about dr. espanola jackson i know here notifies came to the dance party sorry to hear that i hope to see her episode channel for months and months channel 20 i have a
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medicine bottle if rome i thought i'd show you graphic believe it or not that is 18 hundred years old that bottle and while i'm here to invite you to buffalo beggar think 23 and especially supervisor mar to buffalo mire friend tech give me a home where the buffialo where seldom is heard a discouraging word and visit on 23 and geary i want to say he's not here but supervisor peskin i knew all along you were coming on back
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coming on back to the supervisors seat and your district you'll lead and you're all back to us now to good luck thank >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (clapping.) >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm peter executive director of the library yours association i'd like to second what a previous speaker said about going to 3 minutes for public comment. which is pretty minimal and essentially required by the sunshine ordinance i'd like to join in with the expressions of the condolences for the family and city that dr. espanola jackson passing brings up
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next month city departments will be sending their proposed budget to the mayor's office and later this year those budgets go to you for approval today libraries association would like to ask you to insist that the library make it itself book borrowing a sign free system studies have shown that they give back more than the system get books back if you want to raise money have a fine system we know that even small fines can an barrier for the poorest of library users and the library has a fine free testimony 19sophomore for a scarring of folks under 18 this is a tremendously wealthy relinquish servicing hits
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category of yours population up to one million and budget is triple the afternoon the libraries fines brought in a tiny fraction of that budget over one hundred million dollars a fraction of a percentage of the budget we are not looking for accountability free system or a encouragement of rip off but for late books thanks very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi good afternoon. i'm jessica the director of youth and family programs at the omi the mission high school i'm representing the san francisco preservation coalition and supervisor mar brought up the powder the sf coalition is leaders and adults that will speak to address the negative
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impacts of alcohol in communities of color we want you to know that pourtdz alcohol has a place in san francisco we should be reducing and not increasing the access to alcohol we believe that powdered alcohol. >> madam president i'm pausing your times you're speaking about an item in the yet introduced the assembly bill 1554 banning the sale of powdered alcohol supervisor mar will be introducing this will will be an another opportunity towards the end of the meeting. >> okay. not now. >> generally on the item not specific on the support for the state be assembly bill. >> all right. >> madam clerk can i. >> i'm sorry supervisor mar. >> mined some youth and others that are here that may have to
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go home to do homework if people speak generally to the irk and not on the item on the agenda they can speak towards especially the young people that have been here i urge us to be respect of them being here. >> thank you. >> i'm happyly talk about that if you let the youth leaders came back take a few minutes. >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon hello hernandez i go to mission high school live in district number 9 my opinion the san francisco board of supervisors should pass the proposed powdered alcohol solution i believe that poultry alcohol effects our community and us the use of the living - they live in
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san francisco powdered alcohol makes it easier for us to get access to alcohol my friends seen them getting drunk in the parks nearly to my school and getting into trouble we already have too much alcohol related programs please support us our resolution and please support our use of san francisco thank you. >> thank you (clapping). >> and the young folks that are here it is fine you, you go ahead and say what you've interested in the interest of time we can move the meeting along i'd like to ask the audience to use this is your fingers rather than clap it is
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appreciated. >> i'm 14-year-old i go to day middle school i live in the agreement in district 11 part of preservation coalition trying to address the negative impacts of alcohol i'm sdointd to forfeited we have not yielded band powdered alcohol is a road to conceal in schools and restaurants where control is not welcome youth will be influenced to try to do something and as - this is not a small issue that is a community justice issue. >> great job thank you (clapping.) >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi my name is crystal i live in the sunset and part of sf preservation looking to build a better community a group of
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youth and adults across the city and what we do we colonel together to address the negative contacts of powdered alcohol our youth has assess it is a problem and bringing in powdered chloral hydrate increases the access we're working on passing a local legislation to ban the sale of alcohol and eventually band it it would be used to stick soda and acholic beverages it is making it easier to conceal and passed as crystal llth or kool aid and abused and misused by authority in injekd and mixed about other drugs powdered alcohol is a health risk we don't need thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please.
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>> yes, thank you i'm david i wanted to thank supervisor farrell for bringing up peter accidental death of a tour bus a couple of weeks ago i first knew period of time whisper a high school in san francisco high school teacher beginning in the 1970s 1970s were a time of social justice activity especially in san francisco schools the teachers and professionals were fighting for collective bargaining relevance i appreciate the comments that also by supervisor farrell about the lawsuit against the collective bargaining that is current before the united states supreme court peter was a participant of strikes that teachers were forced to congest ♪ 19 sophomore 4 strikes in 89 or 9 years the lower class size all
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students ordinary issues but teachers were an ideal lift group i remember peter was laid off in the 1970s and figure out along with with us to be run stated and had to go to court when bypassed those show peter's character to fight to get back to a job with little recognize i had the fortune to keep in contact with peter he maintained his interest in politics and maintained a sharp witness we'll miss his enough of them we grateful to the board of supervisors to be concerned about pedestrian safety in san francisco the united educators
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of san francisco - designate assembly adjourned or adjourned in memory of peter last week thank you, thank you very much >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> with why while fyi the flash drive i'm pastor from the evangelical church in the mission thank you to supervisor campos calling for the department of justice into the killings ever alex and lopez and mario woods a year ago i was in ferguson missouri while i was there, i spent a week listening to many of the young people tell their stores of how many times we were illicit sob as they were told what happened at the hands of law enforcement i spoke to their moms were sob how heels they felt seeing when was happening to their kids at the hands of law enforcement in ferguson i realized on my way
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home on the plain i didn't have to go to ferguson to hear stories i habeas corpus those in my own neighborhood and specifically i'm very conscience that not only is there the tragedy of traevenl killings of young people what makes the pain and trauma worse we don't get the truth there is still many unanswered questions about the killing of alex and that young man was shot in the back 6 times by the police the chief said that as he has with mario he lounged at the officers and they have to shoot him in san francisco defense it's enforceable with the autopsy report and witnesses our bayview thank you, thank you said before a reconciliation we have to telling the truth we memo not
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getting the truth out of our police department as a result i congratulate supervisor alavos to for the department to investigate thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i'm benjamin and we want to thank john avalos for his resolution number 51 do not be bullied by the san francisco police department they want you to accept lies such is alex pointed out a tazer and lopez was justifiably shot in the back mario woods was some type of a lethal threat now those are all lies that should embarrassed and shame the police department but they don't need to embarrass and shame you all you don't need to be fooled you
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failed to pass by not investigating the alex case if you do perhaps lopez and mario woods would not have been killed unlawfully okay. >> (clapping.) these o be on the right side of the history the momentum has shifted to the people you have supposed to be representatives of the people be on the right side vote yes think resolution 41 committing to police accountability and racial justice (clapping.) be brave and hold honor i'm more for alex thank >> (clapping.)
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thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is silvia johnson i have policies whether as in the hope you understand i apologize for some of the lovks we need time it together to be able to solve the problems as a community and my beefy hesitate was not i was not seeing i haven't you know been knuckle and i apologize we never meant to hurt anyone and now i'm more twinkies that the chairman of san francisco and contracts
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since like i did before i hope that this is not many kind of you know - understand explain through the - you know resolutions and regulations to colonel together as a one hope and not now i see a lot of people are coming to realize that this is is where jesus christ and everyone came together and we work with an understanding the freedom and this is where we had been misunderstood northbound a lot of areas that working history and starting to go in our path
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you know really - >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors my name is my case a street artist i'd like to play a short film to bring you back a ways back probably before all of you were born. >> if i can get it. >> come in advance enjoying the flute of police authority audience we will come back to
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you, sir >> next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors my name is david carlos if you would put the camera on the overhead for a second i'd like to refresh your memory of afternoon aclu a department in denial which talks about the sfpd and their racial precisely so the problems with the san francisco police department unfortunately are old news this is been going on for a long time suddenly with a sense of civic shame we realize the sfpd's is a typical police department battling and ferguson and chicago and new york go sfpd's is a deadly force of communities of colored lee's request to have
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the justifying investigate mario woods is a step in the right direction, however, unless it includes an investigation into the death of alex and carlo perez and others not making a huge difference (clapping.) it is also good news that the occ may soon investigate all police shootings i read this morning that chief suhr and the poa president martin are getting behind this idea a good step in the right direction another good 7-eleven market is it body cameras i'm hoping e hoping the police commission will release the rfp but we need inform san francisco is political will for
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a comprehensive reorganize of stewardship so we became a national leaders on the kind of police department that we need all over this country and we lack pretty much everywhere. >> is the video work working. >> i'll get it from the clerk. >> the courts problems dominates but enjoying did frustrates a month or two ago another person andrew's for peddling without permits and now the artists make a living without committing a crime
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then peace shall guide our planets and love will stir the stars this is the dwayne of and i kwurz this streetcar artists give people a chance to look at the history this festival of the arts is open to people the craftsmen don't have to pay fees only those who make profits are asked to pay for the rentals and this is clear entertainment and the u.s. bands this is eyewitness news san francisco. >> and minds through liberation awe kwuquarius aquarius
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when the moon is in the 7 house and jury panel take care aligns with mars then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars this is the dawn of the age of aquarius age of aquarius aquarius aquarius aquari aquarius. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors the proposal to automatically trigger an officer citizen
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complaints whatever an officer involved shooting and to receive a federal investigation into the gentlemen are a.d. mineral i've been attending the justice for mario woods we're learned some lavrm facts about police accountability for example, only 6 percent of occ complaint are sustained of 100 percent of officer involved shootings have investigated few policy finding will result director joyce hicks told the mario woods coalition her office can recommend 10 days of suspension not having to be honored what good is a occ investigation none reflected the grounds for submittals why are the police worried about the 10 day suspension he urge to completely re-evaluate whether
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the occ has the tools the at it disposal the body can't adequately discipline with not extinct oversight despite the dedication of director joyce hicks the federal investigations into individual cases will only look at civil rights violation this is not addressed in human right of the sfpd creating a police state with the entire of juris prejudices. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please i'm a thirty year residents of the district i want to congratulate supervisor avalos and supervisor avalos and urge this legislation passing
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i've been a parented in the san francisco public schools my son was a peer of one of the supervisors kids and doing well at the usf thanks to the public education i have to walk him at age 20 in the neighborhood because of the fear of misidentification so when we talk about investigating the sfpd i want to make sure that we understand transparency is crucial what is supervisor campos said is true when supervisor cowen is true, however, if we are at war with our police department we can't get the rest of problems solves and from the rest of problems need to be solved and the commission district has changed come up here the police department needs to change as well we need to get to the point peace on the streets and building the transparency is the
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first step towards doing that i have many opportunities to subcontract with the police that happens when you've been in the neighborhood for thirty years i spend a lot of time with the at the san francisco general i see wonderful thing by the police officers i believe there is good people in the department i believe that transparent whether bring that out and look forward to see this investigation happen. >> thank you. next speaker, please (clapping.) >> hi good evening, everyone i'm elizabeth i live in the mission district and i wasn't going to get up we've heard so many eloquent speakers i was landline please be advised to see one of my neighbors father richard from the stoenz church, i want to mention the fact it father richards church is one of two in the united states and the
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other in the city of san francisco is participate in programs called a project that allows homeless people to sleep in the church for several hours everyday i then it is a wonderful thing i you wonder why the city of san francisco has done that with public spaces with schools that are empty i live across the street from the mission high school why not get people off the streets and sleeping in warm clean areas with barmgz and possibility to change their socks and give them something to eat we have spaces and people we have a huge problem and we need to address many ways to do it doesn't have to be long-drawn-out official we have spaces krsz across the city
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and thank you, very much to father richards and the idea of project that hems really sixth helps homeless people thanthanh >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm presuming that people that get off the muni shuttle has passes my father was born in new york city learned not to the pushcarts by the way, the owner the pushcart lured the
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policewoman and if they went next door that policewoman knew that policeman you were told right away the people were involved in the neighborhood and my dad was born same block an mulberry street next to canal and went to public schools socialism in america and he watched when we rooted for the giants - and he watched fdr and american socialism unemployment and social security and then went to war and got the gi bill
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and in 10 years bought his own house this was trusting 1965 that end vietnam a hard domino theory generals we were winning the war and some then summer of love drugs and low life and anti war demonstration and the black panning there is the police assassinations and the 1968 percent political demonstration in 197 is thank y1 is thank yo >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> last time we learned about the birth of our savor march 6 and macarthur chapter 16 give us insight to the holy family i don't purposely coma here to
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offend anyone but in march chapter 6 macarthur 13 named 4 brothers but embellishes that by saying sisters are all with us as mark says the sisters are here i believe that scompliez that were 10 children in the family and i have 10 kids and raised in a family of 7 with silk rivalry with sirens by in the case of holy family the first and last time the first born was sin less can you imagine growing up in a household of choit daniel didn't try to put people down but would for christ i made people feel guilty he was trying to live for god they had to make a stupid
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law you can't pray for a month and hopefully god closes the mouths of lions but square feet never sunday which of you ever signed the role of the siren joet said nevertheless, i actually tell you the truth if i good not away the comforter will not come when we comes he will the world the biggest sin not to building in jesus christ if you do when i use that word belief a total trust in - >> thank you is there anyone else who wishes to speak on this item provide public comment this time seeing none, public comment is closed. and madam clerk let's get to the
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next item. >> yes. please. the items for adoption without reference to committee item 45 through 56 are considered without documentation let's take a roll call vote a member may obtain and seville an item. >> okay madam clerk i'd like to sever i lost my place item 46 supervisor campos. >> imagine that supervisor avalos times to have his item probably severed. >> which item. >> 51. >> 51. >> madam clerk at the request of the treasurer tax collector
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item 54 needs to be continued one week. >> thank you supervisor kim. >> i would like to sever item 43 a3 an53 and 55. >> supervisor mar i believe mine are i am peace officer with jones day and also the alcohol or poultry alcohol none on this agenda. >> supervisor cowen's public school i'd like to serve 45 and 46 i think you called 46. >> outlook yi /* /- o on the remaining items madam clerk please call the roll. >> i believe that would be items 47, 48, 49, 50
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52 54 not 54 42 was the last item. >> supervisor kim. >> supervisor mar supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell there are 11 i's. >> those items with adopted anonymously madam clerk call item 45 please. item 45
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resolution to support the proposed california state ballot initiative for all safety had e that will implement the reform if ammunition laws. >> supervisor cowen thank you for hearing this item a resolution expressing the board of supervisors support for a safety for all initiative that is proposed for the 2016 statewide ballot pay naming /* newsom that have the strongest gun and regulations in the country abandon the magazines additional requires the local gun dealers to subcontract and report to the local law enforcement officials we've required reporting ever ammunition failed and reporting of gun sales and prohibited the sales of types of a.m.
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initiations and prohibited marshes from ranger we still have limit on what we do in san francisco so regulate the guns and ammunition sales it imperative with advanced tougher regulations this proposal initiative would among other things require point-of-sale first a point-of-sale for purposes and removing the ability for third party producers and fourth and finally it will require that out of state internet perspires of ammunition on this been delivered to licenses vendor or
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point-of-sale i want to thank supervisor wiener and others thank you colleagues and supervisor cowen feel free to add me as a co-sponsor colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection the resolution is adopted anonymously madam clerk can you read item 46 a resolution to call for an independent federal shooting of mario woods by the san francisco police department on december 2nd, 2015. >> i have an amendment i escalated to us you as whereas clause i want to go on record no matter what the court say, i want to be just to be clear we expected sfpd to held to a higher standard that's it thank you. >> (clapping).
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>> thank you you guys should come back more often you make us feel good. >> supervisor cowen made a motion is there a second supervisor campos colleagues we'll take that without objection. the amendment passes on the item as amended colleagues (clapping.) they already circulated. >> all right. and colleagues, can we take the actual item as amended we'll take that without objection. we'll take that without objection. the resolution is adopted as amended all right. >> (clapping). >> well done folks madam clerk please read item 47. >> item 47 the resolution to spend by thirty days the prescribed time within which the planning
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commission amending the san francisco planning code to a higher affordable housing housing for certain sites objected higher developmenectedd higher developmen higher development ed higher development td higher developmenad obtaind higher developmened hig potential. >> apologized item 41 to reaffirm the board of supervisors senate to racial justice in your practices and urging the san francisco police department to look at the use of force and exploring declaration to the use of force.
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>> last year the issues or the incident that rose to the top were the mike brown killing if ferguson and eric garden if staten island in new york city but incidents that happen here for san francisco and need to improve the conditions of people of color and the relationship with the police department and a lot of reform fetters efforts to need to be enforces new ways of doing business within the san francisco police department that will enable trust between our communities and the police department i (clapping.) this measure had references a dubious officer involved shooting killing of alex last
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year happened last mark of 2014 i want to acknowledge that alex patterns are hertterns are her e (clapping.) (calling names.) (clapping.) in a similar way that quentin woods was not the first person to hear about here sons killing or hurt in a bizarre way they were told with the investigators came to their house they were first questions before anything was told the killing of alex has very many has testimony that is disputing one another eyewitnesses that saw things differently than what was recorded and the original person that called 9-1-1 disputes what
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the police department indicates happened that alex pointed a tasers at the police again, this measure also calls upon the federal investigation of this case this is to make sure we get some sense of the truth extinct of the police department just like we're doing with mario woods we also have in the measure call for an extinct investigation by the federal government of the lopez perez killing that happened in march of 2015 one year after the killing of mario this is caused grief within the mission district and bernal height communities and really wasn't night e until the recent killing of mario woods we were able to talk about this as someone that needs to be investigated so it
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make sense that we have consistent what we are calling for in the federal investigation and closings colleagues i'll urge your vote to vote on this measure so some sense of the from truth from the federal government rather than the police department who is not forget coming. >> thank you supervisor campos for his support and co-sponsor chp i didn't talk to other colleagues but wanted to make sure this is before us awhile we're voting on an investigation for mario woods killing as well. >> thank you supervisor campos (clapping.) >> thank you supervisor president london breed and i want to thank madam chair rosales and i think it was truly appropriated to recognize the parents from his family.
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(clapping.) >> i have to say i take responsibility because i feel that as a member of this body i didn't do enough to deal with what happened in the alex case i just to be clear about that if we if i as an elected official had done more maybe we have done something about how the police department for one thing interacts with the family that goes through this is as noted by supervisor avalos you know we heard under dwen woods as horrible in this case the family was actually interrogated
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first and they were made to feel they were suspect so can you imagine how u having that and so in the spirit of what we did with dwen woods i want to pubically say i'm sorry honor treated by itself city and county of san francisco of san francisco tself city and county of san francisco of san francisco tself city and county of san francisco of san francischtself city and county of san francisco of san francisctself city and county of san francisco of san francisco self city and county of san francisco of san franciscelf city and county of san francisco of san francisco lf city and county of san francisco of san franciscf city and county of san francisco of san francisc city and county of san francisco of san
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francisco >> (speaking spanish.) >> i'll simply note by making the mistake request alex and lopez perez again, the chiefs account of what happened this young man was charging the officers with the knife it took by way of a foreign newspaper in the uc to do an investigation pointing out in the autopsy the in young man was shot in the back so how someone who is charging police officers with a knife is shot in the back is i don't understand the law of physics so again, i also take responsibility for the fact that i didn't do enough following the perez lopez to get to the bottom of what happened and maybe if we had done that in this case we wouldn't have been here i'm here to say i'm proud that we have as a board taken a
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united u.s. bancorp if i had front and today introduce the anonymous approval of other resolution we are we're not to going to make the mistake of not getting it right we'll get it right going forward i'm proud of that (clapping.) >> supervisor avalos. >> can couple of things i forgot to acknowledge father richard smith has been working closely with lopez perez community has been someone that has been advocates (clapping.) so the young man who was shot i see it is vitally important we
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acknowledge what is happening in terms of officer involved shootings in san francisco, and around the country it is something that effects the community of color in particular the black communities african-american and latino community and we have to work together to build this unit not a one community over another both of our communities all of the communities together that need to work to create the institutional changes i have an amendment we want to make sure it gets into to vote on further resolve cause clause after the first on line 11 you have copies colleagues further be it resolved, that the board of directors request the united states department of justice to undertake the shootings of alex and lopez and he perez and mario
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woods and the process by which the san francisco 49ers look at the use of force incidents that's my issue my motions to accept (clapping.) supervisor avalos has made a motion is there a second second colleagues we'll take that without objection. we'll take that without objection. the amendment passes. >> yeah. (clapping.) >> okay on the actual item as amended colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? we'll take that without objection. the that item passes as amended and madam president for clarity for the record madam chair rosales. >> seconded that. >> yes. the amendment. >> all right. madam clerk let's get through item 43. >> the item to urge mayor ed lee to enter into a formal
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agreement with the san francisco bay area super bowl 50 host committee. >> supervisor kim. >> i want to make a motion to continue for one week. >> who said second and i did okay. >> supervisor kim has made a motion and succeeded r seconded economy by supervisor peskin. >> i know supervisor kim how you feel i'd like to send this back to the committee. >> okay you want to send this through committee. >> so madam president. >> one second supervisor peskin because i need to understand which one takes precedent ape a motion made and seconded sorry supervisor peskin madam clerk. >> in the presence of motion the motion to postpone once it is seconded it is takes the
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precedence of motion to continue or the motion to postpone to a date certain over an item to refer to committee. >> okay so that means there was a motion and second so we are required to vote on that first and we'll not be able to send this item to committee. >> the motion that should be taken madam president is the motion to continue to a date certain. >> okay once that is actually made and seconded john our city attorney deputy city attorney it shaking his head and mr. gibner's if we ask have a minute to confer i was directing my comment to the clerk with justice a second a
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a 30 second recess. >> okay. so thank you. we wanted to make sure we had clarity around a specific item there was a motion and second to that item it is specific privilege of any members of the board to send any item to committee which takes precedence over any other item and so basically supervisor farrell's request to send to committee is a point of privilege is a process. >> supervisor peskin we can debate that different boards did it differently over time only if you rise to a point of privilege
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can you assert that the supervisor doesn't arises to a point of privilege on unilaterally attempted to sends it to committee over a motion that takes precedence was made and seconded this is what happened that is the motion that is before this board had supervisor farrell risen to a point of privilege and inrecognize that privilege we'll have that argument that didn't happen. >> supervisor peskin based any feedback from our clerk and legal council it is my understanding that his point of privilege takes precedence over the role of making it a motion it continue. >> madam president i don't irrational wish to be argumentative he didn't invoke
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the privilege number one and number 2 if council is giving advise to the board on internal board procedures given to the whole meeting and the clerk the board let's be clear. >> thank you supervisor peskin so mr. gibner can we have clarity please. john gibner, deputy city attorney so i supervisor peskin a absolutely right the clerk sat paurmentd telethon when you called on me earlier he was just making a motion to the clerk to discuss to make sure were that on on the same page what i understand to be the board and clerk interpretation of the board rules not a situation that the city attorney telling you how to run our meeting i want to
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make sure that the clerk was advising the board consistent with the passing okay madam clerk. >> thank you madam president i too believed what supervisor farrell was making a motion which is why i believed this is important to say once it is seconded that becomes a motion on this found out that was an actual point of privilege which is is a principle that comes from the charter that a resolution has to be anonymous on first reading and that if there is a question about that item it can be sent to committee by a siren supervisor that is as motion and the board treated motions similarly to howell how motions are recreated in the past which is why once i determined an actual point of privilege on behalf of supervisor farrell
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even though there's a motion from the president of motions from the board's rules the privilege request takes precedence over an actual motion. >> okay with that, this item goes to committee okay supervisor cowen. >> thank you. >> i'm sorry no members of the public can engage. >> supervisor cowen. >> a point of privilege to the paramounty clerk the term rise to the point one must physically come out of theory seats it sounds like sil you this is robert's rules of order a formal way of the
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studies robert's rules of order and appropriate way to address the board he is referring to that supervisor farrell did not state pubically to committee that is which is a appropriate to do and actually normally should have been done, however, does not minimize his privilege if navigate he is superintendant gerrero experiencing that privilege. >> supervisor campos. >> just a question family through the chair to parliamentary in the past been a different interrogation that says that a point of privilege requires that the person rise four that to take precedence over a motion. >> i've worked for the board of supervisors since 1996 not
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seen a bridge with that issue i have i will over that if there is an appeal if the decision of president that wanted to occur that is certainly that can happen which is will the decision of precedence stated and her decision to send this to committee a board rule that allows an appeal from that decision is a motion is made i make a motion to that the decision of board president will stand or one makes an opposing motion a seconds and a majority vote will unshould you on option. >> i'm confused but i guess this item a going to committee
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and we're moving on okay all right. madam clerk can you read the next item >> the next item is item 54 motion to approve the final map as residential unit condominium project those on lombard and to adopt the appropriate findings. >> colleagues can i ask ignore a continuance to one week of a meeting of february 9th? move forward by supervisor tang and seconded by supervisor campos colleagues we'll take that without objection. >> madam president earlier a two go week continuance. >> okay. what meeting is that. >> february 2nd. >> february 2nd. >> that's one week. >> i said february 9th was i correct? >> 2 slash 2. >> a motion to move to continue this item to the
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meeting of february 2nd of 2016 ? moved that he supervisor farrell seconded by supervisor yee colleagues we'll take that without objection. we'll take that without objection. the continuance passes all right. madam clerk what's the next item >> item 55 okay motion to schedule the board of supervisors to sit as a committee as a whole on february 23rd at 3 public comment for that a public meeting and 30 years the board of supervisors to you will be instructed the affordable housing obligation for so on and so forth the interim controls at the june election. >> okay supervisor farrell thank you supervisor president london breed i'm more happy to let people i'm rising as a point of privilege to send to committee. >> so with that, it is my understanding that that's the case there- it is been sent to
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committee no further discussion of item am i; correct. >> that's correct macarthur park madam president you supervisor peskin please let me recognize you before you speak prelim please madam clerk clarify whether or not debate on an item that is sent to committee i'll say the point of privilege. >> i've risen with the information. >> which i'll address as soon as the clerk clarifies the situation. >> if supervisor farrell sent this to committee that is essentially removing it from the hands of board and no longer before the board. >> supervisor peskin he rise to a point of information that point of information i hereby assert a motion is intoifrl different than a resolution i assert and i acknowledge there
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have been different ways at different boards treated the motions different there are board that have's actually required months ago to be sent to committee by a majorities vote i suggest to you colleagues that in as far as a motion which unlike a resolution is a function of this body that we need a 6 vote majority to send this to committee mate my position and wanted a roll call vote to send to committee. >> unfortunately supervisor peskin this item a no longer in the hands of the board since this is sent to committee with that, madam clerk call. >> madam chair or madam president i like to rise to make a motion to appeal our decision in that matter is there a second for that motion. >> supervisor peskin i not
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recognized you again and in this case this item from maintenance is not necessarily my decision it is once sent to committee no longer in the hands of the board of supervisors. >> madam president i believe that this motion of mine appealing our decision is properly before this body. >> madam president board rules does indicate that once a decision is made and the supervisor wishes to appeal it maybe taken immediately. >> voted on. >> that's right. >> okay so can you repeat now that i'm recognizing you mr. rosen's repeat our request. >> madam president thank you for that opportunity i am not trying to be argumentative certain things a members of the board can rise to without in no way trying to be disrespect. >> you sure like to rise don't
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you. >> all 5 foot 4 of me, i'm respectfully appealing our decision i've made a motion to the boards which has been seconded to appeal our ruling that this should be sent to committee and i would like a roll call vote on that matter please. so i need a point of clarity it is madam clerk it is not necessarily my decision as much as it is specific to the boards refuges can you clarify that. >> please. so as statistics previously the charter states that resolutions make sent to the committee if not anonymous on the first votes traditionally the board has contemplated motions and done the reach as i've mentioned fee supervisor peskin half the times
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months ago are sent unanimously by a single supervisor and half the times months ago are by a majority of board so it is needs clarifying in the rules i will agree but right now a decision of the president has been appealed and certainly can be voted on. >> an appeal to do what specifically and supervisor peskin as appealed our decision requesting that didn't stands in fact, a motion to send this to committee he made the motion but you have not yielded declared this second. >> supervisor campos made a second. >> okay. >> you did - i did. >> okay. >> all right. so then we'll vote on whether or not to send this item to committee. >> you've vote will be the motion is whether or not your decision will stands so we're voting on our decision and then
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substantially the motion will actually be taken on whether or not to send it to committee. >> thank you for that clarity. >> okay. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you so i just clarify - every time the chair makes a ruling is an interpretation and my understanding which i was the chair of the parties the motion you vote yes if you agree with the chairs rules and no, if you disagree four clarity for members so, yes means to sustain the ruling and agree and no means disagree and overturn the rulings of chair. >> that's correct. >> okay and then just also anothers point of clarification if this item is voted on today and not
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unanimous it fails. >> madam president i believe the motion once we actually get to the motion to send it to committee would be by 6 votes. >> got it. >> if you're decision didn't stands. >> supervisor cowen. >> to the president to the clerk this board probably for the good part of last of years have carried out in a specific way of board culture this is something new that we are addressing new manner in which wear l.n. over business does that mean all the other votes and motions and things we've sent in the past was it incorrectly done. >> through the wanting to the
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supervisor cowen i can only speak to the last 9 years that's sufficient. >> (laughter). and this body has a record of sending items to committee both ways as well and so it doesn't mean that was wrong but it was just the preference the president. >>ize so in this case i don't understand why were the differences the president has indicated. >> i think the differences a member of the body that is indicating he would like to do it a different way. >> so one member of the body has the authority to change the entire body. >> no that takes an entire
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body and madam clerk i apologize. i know it is late in the hour i want to make sure we are clear think what we are doing way please explain. >> you've made a decision that supervisor peskin seconded by supervisor campos would like to appeal your decision to allow this motion item 45 to be sent by a single supervisor. >> which by way of for clarity i've always done if every single instance when someone as asked. >> so a vote will be taken on whether or not your decision should stand. >> and so if by decision should stand wait just to be clear what choice do you have i can't say no if a board member asked to send something to committee i'm trying to understand the way it is being
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phrased it my full decision when, in fact, a decision of this board under the rules i'm just doing exactly what i'm supposed to do as if you're fighting against my decision on my own when in fact, i'm doing properly following board rules to send this to committee because of a simple supervisor requested as from the past and now we're voting to oppose exact okay. so madam clerk can you please explain is request and what we are voting on. >> a decision on whether or not a simple supervisor can send a motion to committee. >> okay. >> if you support that a single supervisor can send it to committee you'll vote.
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>> i. >> if you do not support it you'll vote no. >> okay thank you for the clarity. >> afterward we'll take a vote to send to committee. >> supervisor kim. >> i think we're ready to vote i think as madam clerk stated it has on the history of the board we've done that 50 percent of time with motion and 50 percent not so this is not a question this board has answered we have historically done both thousands not out of practice no simple supervisor has come onto the board and changes it we've historically done that regarding motions not resolutions i wanted to clarify. >> thank you, supervisor kim. >> supervisor wiener. >> to be fair for the president this appeal is not in any way a criticism of the president this rule is due to practice or lack of clarity and
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treated in different ways to the through the chair is supervisor peskin thinks it should be done in different ways that's his prerogative. >> so call the roll a. >> think whether or not the past, present, and future of the president. >> supervisor kim no supervisor mar no supervisor peskin no supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee no supervisor avalos no supervisor breed supervisor campos no supervisor cowen supervisor farrell there are 5 i's and i have notices with supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin supervisor yee supervisor campos and supervisor avalos in the december sent. >> so i guess that means that
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the decision does not stand; correct? and madam clerk we've already called item 55 so what are we're going to do with it. >> now essentially the single privilege of supervisor farrell's to send this motion to committee has pan recess sentdz and a motion to send with committee with an actual motion bye modest made by supervisor peskin is on the floor. >> so - and supervisor peskin. >> i would like to make a motion to continue this item for one week. >> okay supervisor peskin has made a motion to continue one week and sobriety by supervisor kim and supervisor farrell. >> i'll second it my point of view first of all, i want to discussion i thought we were going to hear this like jeopardy but but in terms of this one any
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question is truly we discuss it next week why we send to the full board and others to the rules committee that is appropriate for the entire board to set through a hearing i want to be judicious about but happy to support the continuance. >> okay supervisor peskin made a motion to continue item 55 to the meeting of february 2nd, 2016, seconded by supervisor kim colleagues we'll take that without objection. we'll take that without objection. this item a continued until next week all right. let's get to you're not necessarily final but item 56 item 56 to motion to suspend the robert's rules of order to consider without reference an amendment to extend the term of joint school district to march
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2017. >> okay supervisor kim. >> sorry i'm trying to turn on any mike i'd like to make a motion to file that item. >> or table. >> or table. >> madam president an item certainly your decision supervisor kim on which motion to make tabling will keep it alive for 12 months keep it on the books or vote that down and this dispenses it more efficiently. >> okay so instead of i'll withdraw my motion and take a roll call vote and request a no vote. >> in the advisory committee of the fact that supervisor breed is asking want public safety and committee to take up issues that pertain to the school district and at times invite the members of the budget
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& finance committee to sit with the committee i think that it makes extending the joined sorry the joint school move for this year so colleagues he ask you to vote down this item and i submitted in motion previous to the decision that was made by the president thank you, supervisor kim madam clerk can you call the roll. >> supervisor kim no supervisor mar no supervisor peskin no supervisor tang no supervisor wiener no supervisor yee no supervisor avalos no commissioner borden no supervisor campos san francisco supervisor cowen no supervisor farrell no
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there are 11 nos the motion fails all right. let's get to the imperative items on behalf of the supervisor mar we have an imperipheral item for the california state assembly authorized by the assembly merry irwin and senator, huh? abandons the sale of poured alcohol in california before. >> i recognize supervisor mar colleagues, i time to read specifically that we have an image pester item that requires the board to conduct 40 two finding of 2/3rd's marge or 8 votes for the adoption of the item at this time, i'd like to recognize supervisor mar to specific the vjd and once we
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support the finding we will open up for public comment and then actually votes on the item. >> so colleagues he urge support of this as an imperative it is an urgent item with legislative impact and mines is we submitted if this last week or expected to submit f it for landmark but making sure we take action on an important public health issue is critical. >> okay. >> i urge our support to treat this an, an imperative item. >> so supervisor mar that is purely commentary and the need to take action came to the attention of the board would you like to move those two particular findings. >> i move those and seconded
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by supervisor farrell workman's compensation we'll take that without objection. those pass unanimously and at this time would you like to continue or open up for public comment. >> let me say i'm really glad patty and paul from the san francisco partnership here as stated powdered alcohol or otherwise as outlet powdered is alcohol is very dangerous it could be slipped in or snuck into parties into big events it has a potential of huge dozens with high abuse friendly flavors are used to entice young people but puts the young people at significant health and safety problems that is why 27 states
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abandoned it and 3 other states that included them in the regulations visitacion valley liquid alcohol our health and youth justice coalition is great about educating alcohol justice on a statewide level take a stands in san francisco with our young people in our community-based organizations in the load i urge your support and love to hear in the communities coalition. >> opening it up for public comment any any public comment? to provide public comment on this specific item. >> i just want to say an above the coalition that is compromised of the go acholic beverage did vietnam youth center and communities scienter and the filipino and the
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asian-american recovery services and the japan communities and council hypotheticals you think limited and self-center for recoveries and bookstore we urge you to as young people and adults coming together to address the impacts of alcohol to ban powdered alcohol. >> thank you for draet the young people with respect. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm bryce livingston with alcohol justice and it is great to be in front of that body again alcohol just the california policy alliance and officers association are co-sponsoring those two pieces of legislation there is efforts in other communities going to pass similar resolution we don't want to see any youth dying or hospitalized as a result of powdered alcohol a jew jeesz it
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is powdered it is flammable just sugar and alcohol no water it is very dangerous for youth inspect drinks like juice and sometime add another passage that has 12 percent or 20 percent alcohol whatever and it could be very dangerous 27 other states are taken action to ban those a couple of states that a have manufactures are moving towards league of women listing like colorado and others 278 states are taken leave of this we want san francisco to be the first county to take a stands couldn't control it locally and glad supervisor mar has urged a
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no support on this thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is silvia johnson i think this is you know gone unbalanced this out of control and we want to have something that is secure and our - in our nation and our children we need to explain to and to have our justice in our - so whatever happened to the one that was secure so we can stop this that we have - i already explained to so i don't know how many times you didn't get the message i'm
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getting you know my education and mind drawings i do i mean this is got to be worse but we need so strong on our alcohol load not to do - alcohol - it is you know about the real absence of the alcohol you know in endures you have done it yet you're afraid of what you'll find but it will be you know an enormous experience to do that and you know make it to where we are pure and tests
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are we have had because this is explained too long and you just try and - >> thank you is there any additional public comment? >> on this item and seeing none, public comment is closed. okay. so we've taken a vote already to establish the specific finding and now madam clerk for the imperative item itself please call roll >> supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee supervisor avalos supervisor breed
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supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell there are 11 i's. >> okay. this item passes unanimously all right. madam clerk can we please move on to the next imperative item. >> offend by supervisor farrell a resolution declaring january 22, 2016-2017 as bill demonday night day supervisor farrell. >> thank you madam president that is something we voted for a in memoriam a reminder one and 9 years and the survivor of 1906 san francisco earthquake this came to my attendance they're having a family celebration so make a motion with the finding this guess purely competitive and came to our attention after the last meeting your seconded
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by supervisor yee colleagues we'll take that without objection. we'll take that without objection. those passes unanimously now can we open up for public comment are they any public comment? that want to any public comment? that want t any public comment? that want to e any public comment? that want tr any public comment? that want te any public comment? that want to comment. >> on this resolution. >> we do you know inform you supervisors a little bit error that we explain as our resources that we haven't even got to go through i know with we on our court date we can understand when he went to the court i have no idea the procedures they call
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more about this going to these who hearings regulate and . >> that's not the tempt we're talking about right nowitempt w talking about right nowtempt we talking about right nowetempt we talking about right nowmtempt we're talking about right nowep talking about right now a birthday celebration for a anyone that is one and 7-year-old. >> i thought that was a birthday issue and i'm not - >> thank you very much all right. any other members of the public who would like to comment at this time seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, can we colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? the actual imperative item we'll take that without objection. is motion passes amazing thank you, madam clerk read the
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in memoriam madam president we have a closed session on existing litigations the motion that the board of supervisors common in closed session today for the purpose of kevin with the receiving advise regarding the litigation and particular pacific gas & electric is the adverse party okay and madam president i'll recommend we take a 5 minute recess while we place the chamber in closed session >> before that any any public comment? that wanted to comment about the item before closed session. >> seeing none, public comment is closed. public comment is closed. thank you very much. we'll take a 5 minute recess while we prepare for our closed session.
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>> all right. i bast you in e baptise name of - colleagues we are completing our closed session and there is a motion not to disclose motions by supervisor alavos and supervisor cowen we'll take that without objection. we'll take that without objection. the motion passes unanimously madam clerk please right the
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memoriam and, yes today's meeting if in america the beloved individuals at the suggestion of supervisor cowen on behalf of the entire board of supervisors for the late dr. espanola jackson on behalf of the supervisor farrell for the late mr. peter and on behalf of the the suggestion of supervisor breed on beef the entire board of supervisors for the last for ms. silva and mr. albert chin and professor allen broadwaycy. >> or the colleagues this privileges brings up us to the end of our meeting anything before us that concludes our business i h
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no. tom has another clarification. >> you don't need to modify that aspect of the resolution. the lists. as soon as you adopt the superceding resolution, that's it. >> then it's on us. there's a notion having these elements of attachment c in place until the next conversation, we cover the having the rules in place is something that happens by operation of the resolution.
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but there's a language that i think director raphael was talking about at the top of page three around the commitment of when we return for essentially to know if the progress has happened. because right now it talks about july. and we're talking about moving it up to figure. february policy committee meeting in march. >> that would be fine. >> this is one of situations where i think you know there's folks that are here tonight that are, would probably to the extent they're even comfortable that we're not making a final decision here, would want to know there's accountability and written commitments we will be back here. that's just my thought. but commissioner hoyos. >> i just have a process question. one thing that is possibly
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concerning, especially if i were one of people who is, there's two questions. one is mechanical. it seems like that's doable. there's deeper questions josh what you were talking about regarding carbon et cetera. and i guess my question is, if we take the action that's being recommended that we adopt this. at least in my experience, we adopt and then would we go back and change it. the things you mentioned answer posting? >> the requirements of contractors, the policy of contractors. >> right. so isn't there a reason or is there a reason we couldn't adopt
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those urgency pieces tonight and put the rest off for the next meeting? >> so, my sense is we could. i don't know how you do that with the resolution here. the bigger issues you're referring to on attachment c, that issue about open invasive species, number 12. really the issue that i'm hearing that most people have. >> yeah. i would actually add number 6 because i remember from policy committee there was a parent who came in and talked about children and how they play. and the fact that there are no areas where children are necessarily restricted to. i remember when i was a kid and i played, it wasn't just on the play ground. what does it mean an area frequented by children. whoever made that comment in
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policy, thank you for that. >> so this is an idea about if we were to pick certain of the ones that director raphael and staff indicated urgent items. >> that's a hard thing to do to pick through these individually right now because there are things that were taken off the list. there are chemicals no longer allowed to be used. changes to the way things are used. so i would have a hard time saying, and the fact of the matter is, if you don't adopt it, it's my understanding that the old rules apply so, i think it would be best, my recommendation is let's do it in a short, the entire things because it's difficult in this moment in time to pick it apart.
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come back in a month. maybe policy committee. >> two weeks. >> it's february 9th. we may not have all the answers february 9th because that is very soon. you know but certainly we will do the best we can by february 9th. staff can only do what we can do on that time frame. it's pretty tight. >> commissioner wald. >> so, the basic problem with it is that it is the language of the resolution suggests that we are approving it for the entire year. so my proposal would be, and i'm not sure that i have all of the categories but if you look for cases page 2, line 19, that we
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would say, approves it the attached rrtl 2016, tentatively maybe isn't the right term. until we next examine it. i don't want anybody out there, tom, seeing this and saying, oh, no. you have approved it for the year. it's too late. for people to revise it. we have all, you have told us we can revise it. we have all agreed it needs revision. we have all agreed we're not even going to vote yes without a strong commitment to revision. i would like the commitment to revision in this document so that no one, no other department, for example, no
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pesticide manufacturer, can come here next time and stand up and tell me i can't do it. >> mr. rodriguez. for the record to offer language in amending the resolution, following commission wald's recommendation, page 2 line 18 and 19 could be amended to say, further resolve that the commission on the environment approves the attached rrpl 2016 until april, i'm trying to remember anthony, the next meeting of the commission. >> march. >> march 22nd. >> until march 22nd, 2016. >> deputy city attorney, tom allen. >> what happens if for any
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reason the commission doesn't adopt? doesn't do something by the next meeting? >> well, it sounds like it would be the same as if we voted no tonight as if it doesn't exist. >> so as long as -- to the previous. >> but it's only until that such time. >> or we would, if it turns out we can't get sufficient information together, that we all agree we need, we could bump one thing forward and another -- and we could decide another thing. i just want the assurance that we have the authority and jurisdiction to change this going forward to meet -- to respond to issues that have been raised and shared not just by people in the audience who have now come some of them four years
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to talk about the problem. and i need to say because jake is looking very worried. i am a strong supporter of the natural areas program. but you know, people have come before us and i sense in at least one other department and the department of most concern to the members of public have come here is willing to work with us to respond to that, those very issues, i think we ought to do it. >> commissioner omotalade. >> i would just echo everything commissioner wald said. we as commissioners and the whole department have to be responsive to the citizens of san francisco. one thing i'm grateful of you have come and continue to come and send e-mails and give your
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feedback. until we get it right, we keep going back to the drawing board. >> i completely agree with commissioner omotalade and said by a lot of folks. i think we're also in the broader conversation about natural areas and about when there might be instances where pursuit of our biodiversity agenda might require applications of certain pesticides and create health hazards where we have alternatives to use non-chemical methods or not address it simply because it's a species that wasn't here 200 years ago but 400 years ago but it's here now. i fully respect the biodiversity agenda and the full program. it's great work and peter and everything. i always wondered about the
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definition of native species. it's native at a certain period of time. with respect to climate change, maybe we can look at the amendment that guillermo brought up. we approve rrpl 2016 until it is revisited and reconsidered at the march 26, 2016 commission >> >> 22nd. >> until march. >> until? >> it's time. >> so it would need to be renewed. in order to continue to endure, that clause would have to be removed which is on the basis from our great team, our great partners at rec and park and the labors and labor side of these issues, hopefully other departments that will follow and look for leadership at rec and park working with us and
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ultimately hearing from the community. we're hoping with the work at policy commit. wait a second. i will be at the other side of podium at that point. what are you guys doing the next few weeks? >> then it's up to us to potentially remove this condition based on what we see with respect to attachment c or changes that come to us, the progress and talks happening between labor and management and the great ideas we heard from kevin and the vetting that will happen. then we can decide at that time whether or not to remove that clause or not. if we don't, then we would be in the scenario. if there was a vote tonight, it probably wouldn't go forward because of all these different questions. um, all right. so if that's the case, perhaps someone might offer it as a motion -- >> i have a question. >> just another clarification
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question. so, i got a little less receiving back the length of time. i thought originally the proposal was it would be adopted until the next full commission meeting but we would retain the possibility to push it back. is that the language? otherwise if there's not, well that's my question. then i have's question for the director which is the following. i know the staff is working hard day to day and there's a tall heard here for a commission meeting, policy committee meeting in a week and a half and a commission meeting in it two months. so my question is, if you director raphael, are going to answer the questions with the licenses, that's one set of questions. the other has to do with the toxicity concerns we heard tonight and whether it's the proper use. whether like from a climate
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perspective we need to be using these tier 1 chemicals to eradicate eucalyptus. is it real to think two months from now we could get the information that's required if it's not real, we could always put it off until the following one. if we put it off for a year and for all intents and purposes we pass it tonight. i like the march language and ask in fairness to you. how much work will it take? >> i very much appreciate that, commissioner. there are two policy meeting between now and the next meetings. there will be another opportunity. i think that answering these
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questions and i keep coming back to the language. is it necessary? is it necessary to use a pesticide because we value biodiversity or because we don't because we have these other values where eucalyptus tree has climate impact.
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>> will you feel comfortable with what you hear common sense what i was going to say with respect to when the applications occur due to bio diversity or natural area plans i feel like hesitate a think enter departmental sores with rec and park i know with the urban forestry chronicle eir council there was a four hour meeting the year before there was a bigger set of decisions we can play that roll in but ultimately i feel happens symsomewhat separate and apart from how did the pesticides with use like the will you please that is on the table we'll leave them


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