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jim smith and phil jackson. we don't have to do roll call, right? >> no, you stated who is here. >> we are here accept for commissioner mar. do we need a motion to excuse commissioner mar? motion by commissioner crews and seconded by commissioner com pose >> iletm 2 approval the lafco minutes from april 22, regular meeting. >> any changes or comments on the minutes? seeing none we'll knose to public comment. we'll close public comment and motion-- commissioner crews to approve the minutes and second and take that without objection.
>> we need a second. commissioner campos >> i tried to second as a chair. >> item 3, community choice aggregation actaveties report. status update on clean power sf and stating update on proceedings: >> michael himes on behalf of general manager hale. i have a few quick items and happy to entertain questions. i brought the communication director charles sheen relate today the outreach efforts to date and looking forward. first of all, and perhaps most importantly i'm happy and proud to announce in terms of cca status updates, for the first time we are operational. on may 1, clean power w
sf served customer jz today is the 19th day of operations. took a lot of work to get here and i know this body was central to that effort. along the lines of good news, our opt out rates continue to be very low. we are still just under 1 percent of total opt outs for the may enrollment. at the beginning of the week we began the issuance of the third stattory set of notices to customers about enrollment and we'll send those out throughout the course of the month. customers will get their first clean power powersf
bill now. the [inaudible] will get the first bills in june. we expect to see a second opt out because that makes the experience real when you get a bill but the rate we are seeing we think is great and expect it to stay low, lower than the twnt percent we were originally expecting. >> just a question on bills, i do all my bills for pg & e on line and don't receive bills, just paying it and wonder if that changes it all because i joined clean powersf. >> no changes, you can will continue to pay on line. i believe pg & e will send you a link to view the bill on line and it will identify the clean powersf charges on the bill. there will be a page with clean powersf charges summarize jd detailed
as well. it should be a seamless experience and continue to pay the same way you would. >> for those getting paper bills, is sthr some dramatic thing people will see that could encourage them to opt out? is that- >> nothing dramatic. what they'll see is a line on the summary page of the bill that identifies clean powersf charges. that will be the first time they see that. they may call and ask questions and hopefully they've read the notices we have been sending them but at that point they probably would have received 4. again, when you pay your bill customers will study it. some customers will study it and that may be where they really reach out to us and have more questions. >> on the opt out rate we are less than 1 percent and.0001 is less than 1 percent.
>> good question. we are about.9 of a percent. >> and then.9 of a percent-- >> yeah,.009. >> that is a big difference. that is close to zero. >> yes. >> and then given that small sample of people who opt out what are the reasons people say? >> we are tracking that. they range from not wanting to leave their current provider to not wanting to take service from local government to a perception that the cost may go up. i say though the majority are-another one does tend to be the automatic enrollment mechanism. we are talking about a small sample overall. >> very very small. okay, thank you.
>> so, continuing on the customer enrollment line here, we are continuing to receive sign ups on line and through our public outreach activities. i believe last time we reported to you on earth day we had a very successful earth week and got a lot of sign ups and that continues. at that time we had 240 sign ups. we now have 340 and 70 percent of those are super green services. so, we are seeing a trend for those who sign up they want to go super green, which is great. with respect to proceedings of the cpuc we continue to monitor there and proceedings that may effect pg
& e cost to make sure the costs are nolt unfairly shifted to customers. we focus on power judge adjustment and other fees pg & e can assign to customers for departing their service. on this front i want to mention we are working collaborativety with all the or the cca's in operation and communities are investigating cca. this is the top regulartory priority for a cca program and working to make sure we have a unified front at the cpuc on this issue. you may recall in march there was a workshop at the cpuc very well attended. a number of the san francisco stakeholders spoke at that workshop. we are expecting soon a workshort report to be issued, that is pending and told it is imminent. we also spect there will be a
comment period that will involve procedures. that is all i have so if you have any questions or relate d to the outreach effort. >> i have a question, where can i get more of these? we had a special question at question time last week, the big giant pumpkin ball we set up to the mayor to knock out of the board chamber and didn't quite do it, so i think we really making sure that at least from the mayors office as well we are getting the kind of outreach and viberancy robustness for a outreach program that wasn't indicated by his answering at question time.
>> sure, charles new title today, i'm acting communication director for sfpuc but still overseeing communication and outreach for the clean powersf program. to your point on the mayor, last week or two weeks ago we work would the mayors office on a national cmcbc news story about san francisco clean energy goals highlighting and features clean powersf. the mayor was interviewed twnt or 30 minutes on clean powersf and cities other clean energy goals and the segment aired on cmbc and money nightly report. >> can i ask a question about that? >> did the mayor spend time trashing the program we killed 3 years ago? >> no- >> it would be off mesling to do that which is what he did in the
board chamber. >> focused on the future and 100 positive story and that is what aired nationally on the news during the day. they did a live cut over from the sun set reservoir where they said we are here in san francisco at a sun set reservoir solar rea and doing more solar and cut to the [inaudible] about our 100 percent renewable energy goals as well as east hampton in long island about their renewable energy goals. east coast and west coast motif and was a fabulous story about the work we do in san francisco. in terms of the clings we have two clings, so we always do dual diligence andordser in bulk so if you run out of those we ordered quite a bit but it is best toordser as much as you can at once, so we
have more of those if you need them. >> the goal is since every wnl is opting in, everyone can opt into the light green and the goal is get as many super green people to sign up. >> correct. >> what is our numerical goal? >> we committed to a 5 percent super green sign up throughout the year for two enrollments and as our director said, the super green sign ups are increasing every day and as we get closer to august, september, we will work with the department of environment using their in-house staff, their door to door outreach team to do some of just that in our next enrollment in districts 5, and 8 and do door door, some neighborhood canvasing and set up your ironing board at the corner to get more super greens and they will provide staff and people power to do that and we want to continue to move
forward towards the 5 percent goal and so far so good. we are continuing to get those sign ups. >> the 5 percent goal was set because that is what we expected we could get or thought what we could only win for sign ups? >> we took a very detailed look at what other green power programs achieved with their 100 percent renewinable energy sign ups. we looked at smud green energy program. we looked at portland gas and electric and had the high bar for participation in 100 percent renewable and are at 12 percent but have been operating for a number of years. we did a deep dive analysis oon green power programs in the west coast are experiencing in terms of adoption rate for their 100 percent program and came up with what we think is
good estimate, fifen percent and think we'll relook at it as we continue to launch but that the first estimate and hope to get as close to that and see that and with each new sign up we are close toor the goal. >> that is the short term goal. what does st. look like like 5 years out? >> 5 years out, i don't know if i thought that far. we want as many people signed up for super green as possible. our green renewable content will rise over the year jz i'll let him comment how fast it will rise but we are at 35 and that is on going to go up. we want to get as quickly as possible where the only product is 100 percent renewable energy or have different types of 100 renewable so that is long term or medium goals.
>> commissioner crews. >> thank you so much. thank you for mr. herns and shin for your information and sharing that with me. i don't want to get too in the weeds but excited to hear about next steps what is the communication plan look like? >> i did allude to some of the items earlier. we will partner with department of environment to do door to door on the grounds outreach. we have begin pivots to district 5 and 8 for enrollment and reached out to all the neighborhood groups and merchant groups to make sure we getoon their calendar for a presentationment . we also pert together had second round of enrollment notice. august is around the corner so do that as well. we will be doing a little more advertising,
potentially billboards and in the muni station. the first enrollment wasn't suited for that because it was so small and for commercial business but with residential customers there will be a lotplore customers so it will be suit today advrertising in the billboards and muni. we are working on all those items now and then because we also have a lit lt more time and elude to this before, prior to august, late june and throughout july there will be more flurry of actaveyty on social media and vieral campaigns to get people to sign up word of mouth which isologist effective. i was at the league of [inaudible] they were talking about how word of mouth they told their
friend and told someone and that is effective tool for super green sign ups. we are pivoting for the second outreach coming up and that will be a lot of activity. ioasked at the last meeting talking about how the supply is all local from the bay area and said we have something cooking and we did but two weeks later we had a mbc news story featuring siley wind project and our assistant went up and talked there and they were interviewed on camera and that story aired and featureed how the supply will be local so you can probably search for that on the mbc website. >> i have it recorded. >> very good. i wanted to follow up- >> it was really great. with
the more consumer targeted communications will we see then the idea of the super green super hero used, is that the goal? >> yes, we are looking at using that images, there are icons for or first enrollment mailer. we were still looking at that. one of the challenges with enrollment mailers is we have to translate the terms and conditions into 4 different languages and that presents a bit of a mailer and information challenge so we want to use the super green super hero much more as we do more advertising so think you will see a lut more of that. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> jason fried executive officer for lafco. to add what they were talking
about for those that want the [inaudible] i have them. i will be at the harvey milk birthday celebration sunday put on harvey milk democratic club and more people wim have these for people that already signed up and you can pick it up there or find ways to get those that already signed up but those are mainly for those looking for super green. that is quhie i left one at each of your desks because you aurltd signed up. for those that don't sign up for super green we will have for the green. go to clean powersf.org/enroll and enroll now. outside the marketing stuff i have been helping with, lafco did a job analysis of what jobs look like. we did the [inaudible] report talking about the ability to create thousands of jobs with the launch of a program. some asked we are launching the jobs
where are all the jobs and took a step back and said the 9,000 jobs was over a 20 or 30 year window and are not all created on day one. what is san franciscos programs looking at and what did the other programs look at? specifically on the construction side. how quickly did they get to their first projects built. what you find is the two bay area cca programs marin and sonoma on dione didn't have the project said built. a lot of other factors involve-sonoma got there quickly. lancaster got there quick but it sin the hot spot of solar. they can produce the best quality solar at the cheapest price, much better than the bay area. they have a much
lower exist fee. they don't belong to pg & e and are in southern cam edison so they have advantages over the bay area, cca. the report looked and shows there are jobs that get created out of laurching a program and looked at the future potential as we ramp up and add more customers. how do we do that. we did the anal iss in the report and if you have questions i can answer it otherwise i'll leave it at that. >> great. thank you. questions from here? thank you for your presentations and your work and analysis. appreciate it and we'll go to public comment. any member like to comment sxh forward and we'll do fwo minutes per person. >> hello. [inaudible] 350 sf.
thank you to staff for all the work and worked with them a couple time at sundray streets to try to sign people up. if you google clean powersf stop the shell shock was the first thing to come up and now it isn't on the first page but the things that do come up with clean powersf website and wikipedia entry which was written by stop the shell shock and i commandeered and rewrote and reedit until they gave up. i check td now, it is updated by someone with sane information but still not asf last fall. i think the puc should watch the wikipedia page. [inaudible] 1245 can go and write whatever they want and they used to. looking at the website it is a bunch of
blocks. i think as we make this more consumer facing we may want to make the clean powersf branded a little differently than just the puc header with different content. really the thing i want to harp on the most is increasing the speed of phasing this in city wide and definitely talked to them about it and puc commission, but ultimately when we look at silicon valley and the peninsula they are phasing in their entire load in 18 months to 2 years and we are talking about taking a lot longer than that. punenz luis doing a third at a time so start with well more than our first two phases will add up to. i know there is-we have to buy the power but we have the customers and know that we won't get opt out more than we are buying power so just like to ask we do what we
can. >> thank you very much. any other member of the public like to comment? seeing none, we'll close public comment. i think our website is really critical the next few months so we can see how we can measure what is working along the way and make updates, that will be great. next item, please. >> item 4, final report on the stid oon what the city and county of san francisco can do to help increase voter turnout. >> jason fried execive office. we did a presentation last month on the draft report and received comments back and made edits. most of the edits are technical in nature. there were two areas where we did addition to had
report itself. when i say addition i talk like a paragraph or two. on the vote by mail section we didn't discussialo county, they did do a vote by mail. something similar san mateo so added information about that and we did do there was a piece of legislation that was introduced at the legislative level we mentioned at the last meeting but not in the report done by assimbly member david chew. the rest is basically the same. it is good solid report. what i request from had commission is accept and file and i would consider that report at that point done and we move on to other projects at that point. >> great, very good. we do have mentioned around vote 16. >> yes, vote 16 is in there.
vote 16 is mentioned in there. there are a lot of steps before that comes to realty though. >> that is great and great to see the presentation from youth commission and young people part the youth academy. they frame was around increasing turnout and consistent voting. okay, we go to public comment. any member like to comment? seeing none, we'll close public comment and this is accept the report? do we need a vote on that? >> mr. chair, before you take a vote, you may need to resend the vote to exkoos commissioner mar. >> we have been joined by commissioner mar and so let rr do this one and we'll resend the vote on the previous one. commissioner crews. >> i'm sorry. i just want to have a opportunity to look at the vote 16 section before we accept the report.
>> if we extend it for a year and decided half way through the year you want to change legal service we can do that. that right is always the commissions right to do. there is also one additional thing the law firm is requesting, they request increase of $10 per hour for each staff. you will see in the exhibit a new rate schedule for the staff that work for us. i have done research and analysis, we are at the high end of what legal services are paid for other lafcos in the bay area, we are not far outside oof it and if we throw that on top of what we were paying this year for legal service we are talking $500 more for the entire year, so it isn't that much more. we haven't had a raise in a couple
years so it would be up to the the commission to decide if you want to give that raise, i have no objection to dpooing the raise and want to see us extend the contract. i believe this provides a lot of services we need and should have. i leave it up to you if you have discussion for the contract itself. >> thank you and thank you for doing background work to compare two other cca councils. i'm okay with the increase and like to extend the contract so in favor so want to vocalize that. open tupe public comment. seeing nin close public comment. this is live before us. commissioner campos. >> make a motion to approve the extension of the contract with the acceptance of increase
described by executive officer. >> seconded by commissioner mar and take that colleagues without objection. our next items. >> item 6, executive officers report. >> at this point i don't have anything new to report so i'll yooyield to the committee. >> very good. we'll open up for public comment. any member who has anything to say to us about the executive officer please come forward. okay. we'll close public comment and go to our next item. >> item number 7, public comment. >> now is the time for anyone to say anything they want to us. >> [inaudible] commissioners. the [inaudible] joyfully of good
for [inaudible] society and rescue of the people. [inaudible] holyness to make true benefits for others of wellbeing for all matters. thank you. >> thank you. any other member of the public who would like to comment? seeing none close public comment and move to our next item. >> item 8, future agenda items. >> anything to add for future ajendsa items? we will have public comment on future ajendsa items and seeing no member we'll close public comment. our next item. >> item 9, adjournment. >> colleagues we are adjourned have a great weekend and thank you for
foror and run san francisco's rec and park i get the joy of welcoming people to renovated awesome park if we can see a show of hands of how many people wish like to speak. how many on the zip line pretty cool who wants to go on it with me and the mayor (laughter) all right. so we have all kinds of fun activists in addition to placing on the playground and trying out the new equipment with our rock climbing wall how many people have climbed a rock wall your veterans of play and baseball the warriors came out last year and refaced the basketball court who loves of warriors and touch football and
all kinds of things for kid to do and may we're talk a little bit and introduce a very, very special people so today, the reason we gather is because we're celebrating parks do important role that parks play in our neighborhood; right? everybody loves parks it is where we play where we get away from sort of the noise and the traffic and all the crowds and we get to come out and play and we are so lucky in san francisco because we have absolutely one the best parks system in the country our entire city 99 percent of us live within just a 10 minute walk of a park you how many people live within 10 minutes of a park we are lucky the best access to parks than any city in the country and so here particularly in the
bayview we're working super hard to give the neighborhood the best parks in addition to this park we're working on a hilltop park in the india baseline and because of the mayors leadership we're investing $10 million in parks right here in our neighborhood let's give the mayor a big hand for that >> (clapping.) >> so we want to make sure that our parks are for everyone that everybody gets to play whether you're a over and over slightly turn around or really young or less young our parks are for everyone if you look at around this state in addition to the play equipment for kids of all ages if it you look at over
there you'll see fitness equipment for multi dulls and seniors, in fact, one of the things that are purpose important that you are seniors our parents and grandparents and united and uncle are enjoying the park, in fact, a recent study your seniors are not spending will enough time in parks and get getting enough experience we young kids like to run around and play a lot we want to make sure our parents and grandparents and unit and uncle are getting experience we've done that the best outdoor equipment anywhere in the cry like famous stuff the best stuff the best excitement around the world we want all of our groups to get experience and enjoy
themselves in our parks all right. before i'm going to introduce a couple of very special go people i'll say a few things i really want to thank our mayor let's see give him another round of applause than to supervisor cowen and we'll make her run around and let's give a thank you to supervisor cowen. >> (clapping.) >> if they get here on time assemblyman chiu his genesis gary's chiu we get money from the state i want to thank this guy mr. clean mohammed nuru who working closely with our department to make sure our streets and parks a are safe and
happy and clean and is mia here you'll in a second and the captain here i really want to thank him. >> (clapping.) >> the folks that built that and bill construction richards is here thank you, richard. >> (clapping.) >> i want to thank a few members of my own staff marvin your project manager and others that helped mandarin to manage that robert watkins and all the amazing staff that keeps the parks clean give our guardian a round of applause and all the staff it totally takes a village and all of you decide vote in the last election no, maybe you didn't vote did you vote? did the vote yeah, you voted all
the people that 0 voted for parks bonds have helped us build the new parks i really want to thank the san francisco voters of star of our show show you our mayor, i like to call the park champion and chief i've not met a mayor that loves sports and loves to be outside more than that mayor, mayor ed lee let's give him a big round of applause . >> (clapping.) >> thank you how about an applause more food and beverages the head of our rec and park department and making sure all of our parks in the city have just as new refreshed clean and safe just like this one are you ready to play. >> yeah. >> are you ready to support of warriors. >> yeah. >> are you ready to cut the ribbon all right. all right well, why would your mayor come all the
all the way down from city hall to your new park why dodo you think i came to celebrate it absolutely and i'm the happiest person to get out of city hall on a friday to come down with the kids i love and the parents and all the neighborhood here who are enjoying they're beautiful park yes and you know what i even like the contractor because you know what sometimes contractor say they build something and go away i think contractors should stay to celebrate are proud of their work they want to see the smiling faces of people that use the very facts and circumstances they krublth i think that's why you're here i enjoy seeing them our offers to keep it safe our park rangers and rec and park the public works is here they
helped manage and build this whole park so it is going to last a long time you know what is really helpful to know when i grew up i did not have a park within 10 minutes in san francisco 98 percent of everybody who lives here has a park within 10 minutes i assure you in this i had a park within 10 minutes i'd be taller playing for the warriors do you believe that yeah. thank you thank you because when kids have parks within 10 minutes of where they grew up you'll grew up healthier and happier and more friends and people to play would apply it is important; right? and friends are important; right? and school is important respect and getting out of school is
important; right? >> yeah. >> (laughter) i'm here and excited i want everyone to go back and tell your mom and dad vote so far prop b on june's ballot that preserves more money for facts and circumstances just like this one and maintains parks and make sure we keep the promise that is parks are family and children and we need those parks all over the city we've got them only golden gate park and clipper card and bodecker and wonderful parks we've put in a lot of good money so the kids can grow up we have fun and be healthy and exercise are you ready for a great weekend okay. i'm not going to keep you any longer i want you to enjoy our park those are all the wonderful amenities and be safe everybody and make sure we continue supported our parks and our kids
and families okay congratulations. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, mr. mayor. >> okay the mayor - our next speaker from assemblyman david choose office comes to our parks she loves parks do you want to say a quick word. >> hello, everyone i'm happy to be here on behalf of david chu he lives in the bayview he knows how important to have access to open space and he wants to bring his babe to the park to play with other kids i'm happy you get to be here enjoying this i love this so i'm super excited to bring my nephews and noise and like phil said we need to vote yes on abag
u prop b to make sure we have access throughout the city to our parks thank you guys . >> (clapping.) >> another special go acknowledgement i see lynn in a that helps us with the amazing programs thank you lena our next speaker he's amazing what it is he keeps our city clean and works non-stop but really a park at heart please join me in welcoming our park works director mohammed nuru. >> (clapping.) >> all right. so i know assemblyman chiu lives in the district and many people live in the district but this is my neighborhood park i live within 10 minutes of this park so when this park was being designed i was part of progress and marvin the rec and park department and the public works department they
are the men that worked on the design we have a beautiful park how about a big hand for this park. >> (clapping.) >> i also want to thank the rec and park department for the partnership we have with them all over the city with the leadership of our mayor we're raising money we're pga bonds the public works is helping all over we have one of the best parks in the industry or the politically so how about a big hand for the mayor to make sure that we have noise places when i say parks i don't only mean baseball fields and soccer field and things for recreation if any staff at the rec and park thank you to folks william barkley and others and, of course, our contractor
al for delivering this great project let's have fun and keep our parks clean thank you thank you moe give our public works another applause at the end of the day parks are not for the public works or the rec and park they're for people next up is a woman who is so involved in the 4124 and involved in park citywide she helps us and champions and works tirelessly as a volunteer for everybody in this neighborhood so they can love their parks let's welcome mia rogers. >> (clapping.) >> hi, everybody i know you're like burning up i'll be brief this park is an example of collaboration that we have to have in order to be effective in
this park; right? and we have to focus on equity and accessibility but also, we have to focus on the collaboration piece of it where i feel like hunters point family and food and beverages and richmond watkins and his crews and oh, my gosh numerous organizations have helped us auto r anti that parklet i think this is it that's it everybody enjoy. >> mia will lead us and you guys up front so attentive together we'll count down from 5 and cut a ribbon and back to playing how does that sound so marvin - >> hold on where's mario i want to make sure you're here
safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking
school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity foundation i ran into my friend we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive
director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been here about a year. >> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that
space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into
food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient what good is showing you them something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful.
>> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook. >> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people that are very young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important
i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country so our goal to 257bd or expand out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only
provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out figure out and find the future for .
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>> good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco planning commission this is the regular meeting of the for i'd like to remind the members of the audience that the commission does not tolerate disruptions of any kind. proceedings. and when speaking before the commission, if you care to, do state your name for the record. i'd like to call roll at this time. commissioner president fong commissioner vice president richards commissioner antonini commissioner hillis commissioner moore and commissioner wu we do expect commissioner johnson to arrive shortly commissioners, that places you under your items four continuance at page street and
divisadero a conditional use authorization has been withdrawn no other requests for continuance that places us in the consent calendar consent calendar, are considered to be routine and may be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the commission. there will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the commission, the public, or staff so requests in which event the matter shall be removed from the consent calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing. item 2 case no. polk street is conditional use authorization let me see if i have any speaker car cards. >> any public comment on item the item on the consent calendar.
>> i do have one you want this item pulled off of content and heard separately i'm assume; is that right? we'll pull it off consent and you'll be able to submit your testimony at this time commissioner matters commissioners questions or comments. >> commission comments. >> not if there are nun oh. >> commissioner vice president richards in a second here. >> commissioner vice president richards. >> just want to note this morning chronicle in the date
book section all the times we theoretically talk about people in protecting brackets and not understand exactly what their life is like there is an article in the land on hunger a housing nonprofit in the south of market that houses youth they gave the youth cameras to talk about what is that like what we eat every day they have to skip meals it is an interesting article i think that says some of you makes thirty percent of ami or 20 this is what we're talking about buying needs and surviving this that is an interesting thing i think i mentioned my husband is in public health and went to an event 6 months ago we're talking with people that work at nonprofits that attest
to the same things and talk about their need to make a choice between eating or paying relents or eating and buying medication this is sad how they have so little thank you. >> commissioners, if there's nothing further, we'll move on to move on to departmental matters item 4 matters. >> good afternoon, commissioners i want to talk about briefly the governor's proposed legislation on the calendar next week for this we're shifting there multiply drafts that are occurred the bottom line of this legislation is that had that would fin any housing development with southern perimeters as a right in california meaning the housing development with only
first floor like retail will be considered as of right met certain 10 percent affordable below ami or near other areas it does require that the housing be code compliant with our objective standards and in local ordinances so the told her are minimal the 10 percent is minimum and the local communities can require more this obviously is a substantial piece of legislation that will effect what you do and the department we're trying to understand the delays and the intent and developing some analysis of that we would like to put this on your calendar for informational section you hear in diego report the resolution
about this issue at the board hearing on tuesday he'll report on that since this is not on the calendar it is difficult to have a discussion we're shifting through it and have a discussion technique. >> thank you commissioner wu. >> i think that is great to have that on the agenda if at all possible bringing indexes examples in the commission we trying to understand what will change. >> good idea commissioner moore. >> could we bring the transportation planners and what defines corridor for the street has a bus stop or bus route you going down that would be great to sort out on that point the legislation has specific definition of what that means i'll be happy to bring that. >> commissioner vice president richards some other things we're
talking about the section 317 i want to understand the housing loss of right to demolish a structure is that wrapped up in that one question the second question strikingly adhering to other variance what happens to those are they trade off or reduced a wall 10 feet but if you need exposure i want to attach upon the impact of preservation it is numerous numerous impact we talked about pr commissioners, if there's nothing further, we'll move on to move on to item 5 review of past events at the board of supervisors the board of appeals no historic preservation commission hearing yesterday. >> good afternoon, commissioners diego rivera's i'll be providing this in aaron
starr place i say or so he's on a bike ride and no items under c a few at the full board example there was a planning code amendments for the blocking of controls the planning department you approved on march 24 passed on the facing the rising sun of our new day begun, a resolution of intent for portions of jessie street and the alley this action associated with the 526 ocean wide project the resolution was adopted with one dissenting vote supervisor peskin needed to vote no keeping up with public right away is inconsistent with the work and another item the 3 items related to the conditional use authorizations appeal in
relation to cumberland it was moved to the next week a short-term rental platforms this ordinance didn't amend the planning code and the police station is not required to hear it we requested a hearing earlier this year the aim to require hosting platforms to support and not hinder the enforcement the short-term rentals this ordinance is that the hosts are - allows the office of short-term rentals to have post data from hosting platforms for purposes as well as require the hosting platforms to respond in one day and the office of short-term rentals to have a listing of hosting platforms identified registered and unregistered listing to be
sent to the platforms for verification failing to list is subject to penalty for unregistered folks it codifies the reporting procedure and requires the office of shortfalls to report on the activities at that hearing supervisor wiener all the time the ordinance to provide the spvrz with a presentation anyhow to say implementing the improvements and describe other potential improvements with the legislative changes it must be done within 45 days of the effectiveness the office of short-term rentals is scheduled to provide you with an phone call presentation july 14th about this ordinance as well as other activities and the final piece is something that director rahaim talked
about the resolution urging the san francisco legislative delegation to oppose the by the rights of housing trailing bills this resolution is mention as the legislative designation one exempting the jurisdiction of housing forly low and moderated income folks for 25 percent to prohibiting the demolition of housing 3 requiring the local inclusionary housing plus a premium as a right to approve and 4 to start the construction in one and 80 days from the approval without those the san francisco delegation it urged to not approve the bill the supervisor appreciated the bill and noted that improvements to
the bill would be made supervisor wiener expressed concern that loosens and didn't allow for the review in short circuit for the standards sea supervisor wiener noted the heart is it in balance between the population growth and the housing production he stated the solution includes producing subsidize affordable housing and as well as others forms of housing supervisor wiener stated did problem with the blanket opposition in the san francisco with that didn't account for more housing production and supervisor wiener noted that for in his proposed amendments recognized the gravity of the hutchinson and commended the governor but talked about the flaws and asked the communities not reduce allowed number of units in the project approvals
and keep intact local approvals forbids the historic preservation of rent-controlled units and labor standards and environmental standards he noted instead of opposing this the amendment should focus on reducing the housing production supervisor peskin respond that he couldn't accept a rewrite but the governor's one one-size-fits-all didn't work for 70 united and use the land use tools for the increase of housing production and this is a disadvantage to san francisco and supervisor tang steadfast this to amend the bill inform local controls with the design and preservation with the rent-controlled building and environmental standards she noted in the city asked for an exemption other jurisdictions
will two supervisor tang said the city can prefer to - supervisor wiener's amendment to allow san francisco to continue to work with the governor's office supervisor president london breed and supervisor peskin said can san francisco receive a exemption supervisor peskin answered "yes" the delegation - on the appropriations and assembly budgeted committee supervisor peskin mentioned that he and supervisor wiener reached an agreement to continue this item one week to allow supervisor wiener to ask for a straight resolution they'll be before the board of supervisors on june 14th and on to introductions one piece of legislation introduced that is density done right development without displacement this is sponsored by supervisor peskin and supervisor mar this is an ordinance to provide the bonuses
and zoning modifications for development projects that include 100 percent affordable housing and amends the planning code to the height limits spichd in the zoning maps that concludes my presentation. >> the board of appeals last time was cancelled because of lack of quorum and next the penalties to the academy of art university as well as an appeal of the medical cannabis dispensary i'm report back after that hearing. >> thank you. >> commissioners, if there's nothing further, we'll move on to general public comment not to exceed 15 to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission except agenda items. with respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the commission will be afforded when reached in the meeting. each member of the public may address the commission up to three minutes. i did have one spvrd.
>> georgia swedish. >> good afternoon i want to talk about my father subject alterations of decisions with the emphasis or the exploration of sexual abused here's one one the 5 we talked about last december we see the evacuation competently vacation here's the done project right there on market 5 million but this is a whole other story any big concern is the "x" vacation and it was approve or disapprove by our discussion about the project on fulsome the 3 dr and the issuance of the garage if their feasible and i think what i'm siege in some of the projects alterations are not
that the garage are problematic the steep driveways and low clearance and i've experienced the people are not using their garages so this excavation is not necessarily in our deep purview on environmental thing but what you determine when you approve this site permit what goes into the sites excavation if there are garages people not using them maybe they need to have another look this is another one of the altercations anymore like a demo this is a garage and better close up this is one, too that is pretty extreme non-anyone what figure that out one hears another one you can't see the garage it is
still be constructing a sense of down you know for skate broads that shows you the whole building and just to follow up here's for excavations to show you another excavation here and just to finish this is 48 seconds left i saw this morning i went for walk over breakfast this is an alteration supposedly that is what the left this is the original house another thing that stalled the same deal and another one and as you can see the "x" vacation the - i'm out of time those are basically, the excavations i hope you'll think about
excavations of garages thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> i picked up a book the other day from the library about the three hundred and 20 the first african-american that went par trooping and they jumped in and had those garage balloons and camouflage the par troopers i want to present information i've been looking for a while and like to find a place on the screen
that's okay. can i share the screen please. it is similar to what quay looked showing income per household and we see the w40i9 triangle less than $45,000 per year you'll see the co-relation between income and here we go the number of pedestrians that are hit by cars per year so a decedent amount a high co-relation between the accident and the low income density that white triangle the tenderloin a little bit of soma and more digging in the paper recently the why do that crimes are up from 38 thousand plus per
year to 60 thousand over 6 years is a 60 percent there their assault and drugs and alcohol and fraud and sex crimes and motorist vehicle and motorist vehicle break in this is a breakdown three hundred and 8 crimes her year over the last 13 years actually, one want 9 million crimes per year 200 and 60 to 4 hundred per day and then this again another breakdown of the crimes occurred our locking infrastructure it seems like we paired crime high density of low income residents as well as high chance of someone hit by a pedestrian vehicle this is one this is 6,
one this is slash 12 and this is how we no longer host the income between the individuals hit and motorist vehicles and protecting thank you keep up the good work. >> next time we'll have this full screen. >> i think any other public comment this gentleman. >> okay. thank you. >> when the item is called. >> number 9 thank you, thank you not seeing any, public comment is closed. and commissioner vice president richards. >> i think a couple of things one we missed you thanks for coming back it's been a while i hope you're okay i think everyday when i go out to talk to people that request drs especially in noah valley
there's a real mystery how the planning and the building code what can we do and what we can't do and harmony i think the next time with the building inspection we should allow questions from public to be asked in advance of meeting we can do a presentation on peering the vail to show you what really is allowed and not allowed that that will go a long way in enjared public trust i got information every week and why is this we approved a demolition and contacting the department of building inspection and other the public seize that they make it not trusted the process an informational building and planning to codes and working
where things tie and not that would be great to - perhaps that meeting should have a look at after we look at the planning code and see i don't want to jump the gun we keep on having these things every week and this was brought to your attention on the demolition was permitted and it actually created a new dwooel that was 4r0ud i did not realize that the public didn't understand that that would be great of a great joint hearing with the building inspection. >> commissioners that places us in the regular calendar item 2 up now polk street this is a request for conditional use authorization. >> jonas a few other items for you today. >> good afternoon commissioner
president fong and members of the planning code and staff this is a request for conditional use authorization to allow a wine store doing business as a house to extend their hours of operation pursuant to the planning code no physical changes are proposed as part of project the project site on policies situated at polk and awesome within the polk street neighborhood commercial district and height and bulk district subject property is 87 frontage on polk and on austin center it was one thousand square feet and contains a place for retail sales for wine for sale for offsite consumption and the tasting bar independence the liquor bar for the cerebral
hemorrhage inform taft room in 2005 and envelope that was approved for the clarification of the wine store and bar the planning code section states that the principally permitted housing authority will be ponlz between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. with the conditional use is required for maintaining the hours of operation between 2 and 6:00 a.m. the hours of operation for the subject business between 6:00 a.m. and midnight given the business has operated since 2005 the project sponsor requests a cu for the extension of the hours of operation 7 days per week had community outreach for community groups with the lower polk and the association and in total the project sponsor secured one and 5 letters of support for the extension of hugsz and the department got one
or two letters in opposition to the proposed project the letters generally site no concentration of bars and will create more noise across the street from the subject property the department finds that is necessary and desirable and compatible with the neighborhood or the community as it purport and locally owned businesses it adds to the vitally of the neighborhood and the department recommends approval with the bar and liquor stores is meeting the requirements and consistent with the general plan the staff recommendations for trash and cleanliness jonas no project sponsor on this this is a change. >> there is a project sponsor.
>> project sponsor please. >> good afternoon. my name is william the owner and business owner been in business since 2005 and impeccable relationships with all the neighbors except the 1 across the street and a member of the lower polk neighbors and did outreach to all the neighborhood communities and everyone is in favor of me enlarging my hours for people 50 plus to go and hang out you're not became bard with people shopping and a quiet well run establishment no complaints and looking for your support today thank you. >> thank you okay opening it up for public comment
(calling names). >> good afternoon commissioners my name is lincoln tom i'm in opposition - thank you - option of the extension of the hours of operation polk street is primarily a senior block we have senior apartments with housing senior that don't speak english and afraid of jeopardizing they're with a protecting housing across the street is another senior development roughly 432 units which 8 units face the poorhouse we had back in 2012 where they had a hearing i was there and i voiced any opposition back then they have live entertainment windows and doors on the band was at the strait level by the
windows blasting music until god knows how long it was show loud the dispatchers of the 55301, 2, 3 took my complainant and couldn't believe the volume of noise the loud music that was awful with any windows closed in the heat of summer i hear the music pretty bad after the hearing many bigelow tried to contact me i gave them my name and number he finally contacted me in april of 2016 prior to this meeting prior to the extension hours of business i don't think that is fair to us seniors we worked we supported the city we build the city why do we have to suffer because the communication of loud noise
people are intoxicated with one or two descriptions they are liberal their voices eagle it is loud at night the noise level it does amplify how do you sleep through that come on we deserve our rights of having a nice peaceful neighborhood it is a community neighborhood thank you very much thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, commissioners president of the middle polk neighborhood association we met with the owner felt wine bar in question he did extensive outreach in the community and talked with the business owners a nice guy and told us the business situation he's facing with the polk street redesign and everything and that coming up with brt and said you know, i run a wine and beer bar
it is tame most of patrons there tend to be older and we took a hard look at it and decided to support it we think that is a good good thing he's been a good citizen in the community trying to run a business with those tough times times with the infrastructure projects we think he is entitled to pay his bills and employees we're supportive of the hours of operation thank you. >> thank you. >> hi castro one of the williams employees at the poorhouse i want to examine it helps us pay your rent he live in the neighborhood it is very expensive a loud neighborhood but poorhouse is definitely one of the quieter places it would definitely help me and the other
employees that work there that's all i want to say. >> good afternoon commissioners i'm christen the director the lower polk speaking in support of proposal the important house is a well run quiet state establishment compared to some of the other establishments on polk street corridor and we just would like to assist in the sponsors request because they've is this to endure public utilities construction from the business and an expended period of construction along polk street and van ness that will detrimentally effect their business it is consistent with
the neighborhood that they be offered the opportunity to stay open until 2 thank you very much. >> gang ryan young an employee of the liam i work with liam i had the maintains on the bar and doorman and bartender koogsz i see him everyday talking with the community accident kind of guy we're out washing the building he'll watch the person who is sxhavnl talking to the neighborhoods getting feedback on the noise with the afghanistan bins of the bar and invites everyone he's a generous and outgoing person by extending the bars hours you know we'll be helping us as
employees getting extra time in on the clock being able to pay our bills it is expensive to live here in san francisco in regards with the loud music and noise of the bar you know he's actually moved live performance to the back of the bar music and it is volume adjust building but mesh with the community policies is a busy street with tons arrest of bars and other noise comparably to the other establishments i've seen out there he's one of the more contributor and quieter of the bars xevendz the hours 2 o'clock will obtain beneficial to
everybody. >> good afternoon christine i'm here to support the wine bar and their extension of hours i've been a customer at the wine bar since they've opened i live a block and a half away polk is my neighborhood this wine bar is definitely not the primary cause of noise and problems in lower polk absolutely no way anyone in they're right mind can think so i know over the years i've spoken to him over challenges we've had had this bar is trying to do different things and live music is one his version of live music is opera we're not talking
about a full on electronic music show down in the front window i know that several bars have this volume activities like that this bar is the only spot currently in the lower polk area you can go and sit down with a friend my case my boyfriend and have a quiet glass of wine and have an earning out and something to do that didn't involve the younger louder generation the challenge is that they do close and midnight you have to put an early ended on our evening and especially people hike any that work long weeks don't get out to dinner until 8 or 9 o'clock in the earning by the time you go in and sit down to have that nice moment with
our significant other they're calling the last call that would be wonderful to go and kind of have that longer evening out from a time without feeling rushed i hope you chose to support him a great edition to the communities. >> hello, i'm gary netherlands i live in the neighborhood and going to the bar for years and i'm in complete agreement with the previous speaker that it really is a quiet and enjoyable place to go and by having to leave early your forced to go if you think the want to extend your evening with our boyfriend or girlfriend and be bombard
with people that are drinking with loud music and can't enjoy a conversation in a place like the poorhouse i've never heard the music back in 2012 there might have been a night that was loud but i've never heard that i've been going there for a long term i hope you extend the hours i know that the mc-2 would be a great boss and citizen and he's always trying to make the place better every time i go in there there's a little improvement the people in the senior building that has the poorhouse they are all in support of the extended hours so if one person complains i
guess you can't make everybody happy but 99.9 percent of people are and i'm one of them thank you. >> is there any additional public comment? >> okay not seeing any, public comment is closed. >> commissioner vice president richards interesting when i was president of my neighborhood associations that was one of pretty much beside market octavia the second most frequent issue we dealt with was in the upper market and worked with the neighbors around what their issue if there is an issue and mitigate it i guess i have a few questions for the residence across the street a woman that spoke. >> please. >> if you could let me, maybe i
missed this in our testimony you live across the street people that live above the poorhouse what is believe it or not you to the poorhouse is it music is it customer smoking on the street and my second question how can you attribute it to the poorhouse. >> back in 2012 i appeared before this commission. >> uh-huh. >> we were talking about the issues and i made a complaint they are bands right by their windows wide open and door wide open and substantially over the years and time many, many people complaining they moved the band to the back. >> uh-huh. >> the noise was 0 so loud the dispatchers that took the report couldn't believe the noise in
the background and bear in mind their ancient and don't speak english in affordable housing and a lot of them are afraid they'll lose their standing with the affordable housing we can't force those folks to come forth yeah, we have a problem but i'm afraid to speak i couldn't speak i'll keep my mouth shut down. >> after 2012 has the issue gotten better. >> i'm sorry. >> after 2012 they moved the band to the back. >> it took them a couple of years. >> where are we today. >> the past 7 or 812 months they've been behaving because they anticipate good behavior will justify their extension of hours i don't have any problems with them aribnb money or problems with the folks working
there i have problems after certain hours close the windows and doored all the people don't live across the street i'm suffering lack of sleep i have heavy curtains and close any windows during the heat of the hottest days and putting in earplugs is that fair i'm a senior i worked all my life i am entitled now to peace and quiet and enjoyment of any home and the neighborhood like i said i have no problems with the business. >> one last question when you had those issues did you make police calls. >> yes. >>i do. >> and documentation. >> yes. >> can you hand to over the rail. >> thank you i'd like to request mr. bigelow.
>> so you heard. >> i did i'd like to mention or dispute a couple the questions the leeland hotel no people fearing for their life only their housing there i have a letter in any package from the landlord everyone in the building i supported their christmas party and provided food and i clean up the whole block i help you know keep the neighborhood clean with the lower polk neighbors what else i have 5 letters of support from the people in the building two with which are on the side and they did have i think entertainment commission spoke to people in the building and interviewed them hey is that place loud thai said no louder
than polk street the odds of those two letters our reading is battling with a bar a block up the street right now i think that you know she didn't have anything else to do she's retired and to wear earplugs and closing our windows is false as of 2012 our condition we moved our music to the back to close our windows, we don't allow people to congregate i spoke to the author of that letter i went to her house she wouldn't speak to me saw the lower polk neighbors i addressed her let's have a cup of coffee and help you solve that let me help you solve this problem only one
person that is causing the grief for me she wouldn't meet what are your premium concern she said haubz she said there was kids handing out in front of any establishment we do have kids selling them a glass of wine they go do other places and things like that we have a ton. >> huh? >> sure. sure are you aware of any police calls made that specifically pertain to our establishment. >> the womanhood across the street called many times they show up and say there's no problem. >> what existing noise continuation. >> what. >> what are you doing to try to
eliminate. >> we put in curtains in the front and side and close the curtains and don't play music open one or two days a week in in conjunction with a pop up opera with italian wine they finished at 915 we have solo gufrts and don't allow drums and their obama own amplified music a control through the house system i have control of the music she would routing call shawn from the entertainment commission and he'd call me i'd walk across and walked up to my place you couldn't hear the music placing from the front. >> so the entertainment commission inspector ever found you were over the decimal limit. >> no, i requested from the
police department they've never to this date found me in violation. >> would you be willing to put a sign out front a small one foot by foot that says please keep the noise down. >> i have one out there, sir. >> i move to improve the hours of operation. >> second. >> commissioner antonini. >> i agree. >> sorry. >> i agree we've heard the limited nights of music not the kind of music with a heavy base sound and not after 10 o'clock so not having a bearing on the extension time 12 to 2 o'clock and generally wine bars tend to be older and quieter crowd in my experience been to a few of them
on various parts of city and they're around 15 to 20 other establishments in the general vicinity that serve either alcohol or food both alcohol and food and it is pretty hard for everyone to differentiate where the noise is coming from or the planners making the noise on the streets i think that is the least likely to be a contributor and two neighborhood organizations support and lots of letters so i'm supportive of this conditional use. >> commissioner moore and i'm in support i want to remind the commission the former supervisor chiu worked with the neighborhood groups to limit and establish a clear policy about how many bars 0 could be and the
distance that doesn't mean they'll all perform to standard but the neighborhood groups dr. been keeping certain people out and support those who are there so those neighborhoods groups today come and voucher for this applicant i take that is as a solid gold kind of endorsement one of the reasons why i support of the extension of the hours. >> commissioners, if there's nothing further, we'll move on to there is a motion that has been seconded to approve this matter with conditions commissioner antonini commissioner hillis commissioner johnson commissioner moore commissioner wu commissioner vice president richards and commissioner president fong so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 7 to zero and places us on item of for case pca conditional use for removing unauthorized units a planning code amendment.
>> good afternoon commissioner president fong and commissioners planning department staff the proposed ordinance the item before you is sponsored by supervisor wiener it is duplicated from an earlier ordinance supported by madam chair rosales which has been effective since april of this year we do action of the ordinance two days it requires a conditional use authorization for removal of all residential unit and including unauthorized units supervisor wiener responses to concerns of unauthorized units in single-family home this proposal can be understood by looking both the may 25th memo and the ordinance in your packet i'd like to introduce ann seem from supervisor wiener's office and she'll discuss it further and i'll continue my presentation
after. >> hello commissioner ann simon legislative aide to to supervisor wiener regarding the memo you have distributed to you letter from may 25th we're asking for a change in the case of removal from in-law units and a lot of complaint in single-family homes not professionally not robust operations knowing that the conditional use process is generally catered towards a much bigger robust project and dr discretionary review and it is catered for smaller property owner in a simplified version of that process for a few reasons one the appeal to the board of appeals for the discretionary review is a more logical venue in the case of small residents
and the removal of one unit as opposed to goes to the board of supervisors is a burdensome process so we don't know - and let's see any kind of unanimous complaint can trigger the removal of a in-law unit that is unwarrant and from the unit is not able to be legalized for life safety and back in the day reasons that is fair without a robust operation without a lawyer and legal counsel about the means of the resources for legal counsel to have this simplified process especially with the planning commission if a unit should be forced to be legalized and unable to be
removed that will be denied in the conditional use process and so it didn't really make a more lenient process only a simpler one often for a person of lessor means this amendment has been discussed at the other hearing supervisor peskin is in support as well as supervisor avalos the author of the legislation with the condition that like i said previously a unit that could be legalized for reasons of you know construction or life safety if so it possible it should be genocide with the same conditional use. >> so much more of a procedural change to be fair to small property owners and use the downstairs unit for rental income to supplement their
income. >> do you have any questions. >> could you repeat last section many single-family homes properties that right hand an unwarranted in-law unit usually the case the owner move-in an unawarded in-law unit on the first floor those usually are not giants robust operations it is one propose other than often protecting i don't have - many property owners and protecting income property owners and single-family homes with illegal units. >> one more question after public comment thank you.
>> okay. >> thank you after further analyzing the differences between a mandatory discretionary review and a conditional use authorization the department keeping the cu requirement for removing an unauthorized unit and single-family homes the newly adopted control for remove nunlts are based on two goals first to protect the tenants from eviction, due to demolition, and second is to preserve our existing horticulturalist as well as life and safety standards are met unauthorized units are most often found in single-family homes given the city's goals to protect those unite and their tenants it is important to provide the same review of unauthorized units and single-family homes as provide in other building sites
mandatory discretionary review process is an easy path to remove the unauthorized units because of the way it is structured and the appeal process however, unlike common belief the mandatory discretionary review can be more costly than a cu a flat fee off 35 hundred for mandatory discretion and can be as low as $1,500 lastly the mandatory discretionary review is used for medical cannabis dispensarys the department prefers consistency in the policies use for roving residential units force o for those reasons the department recommends maintaining the cu requirements for removing unauthorized units in all types homes in addition
to 9 recommendations for the supervisors proposal staff recommends additional changes to further improve the decided controls with the legaltions of illegal units so the rest of the recommendations are related to supervisor wiener proposals the first two is about legalization of unauthorized units first staff recommends allowing more one unit to be legalized per lot only allows one unit per lot to are legalized if one lot more than one left-hand side the rest what about removed over-the-counter administratively removing those requires for legalization and helps to protect all of the tenants from vocation and provide the units life and safety
staff was made aware of a loophole creates as a result of subcontractor with the cu controls and some restrictions in the legalization program this restriction is that the restriction in the program is that an illegal unit will not be eligible for legalization in the building - certain no fault evacuees are happens at the same time as part of cu controls non-eligible for legalization it can be removed over-the-counter this means the property owner can evict their tenants of the unauthorized units and obtain a permit over-the-counter to convert the unit back to storage
or garage without having to go through a cu process this may incentivizes evictions not otherwise occurred and eviction itself gives the property owners more - the history were put in the legalization program to protect tenants the review of eviction history was based on an assumption that allowing the unit to be legalized may create an incentive for eviction however, what we now release is that this eviction history won't keep the owners from environmental impact the tenants after the legalization program is completed it didn't meet the intendedl