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what guarantee does the board have we'll complete our affordable housing any penalties? any you know - what will happen from the city didn't fulfill the obligation >> the city secures through the development agreements with the land and the entitlement rights to the 21 hundred plus unit and the land on which to develop that and in fact, we can develop those units 17 of the 20 parcels dedicated to us we're securing the development opportunity and the rights and through the immediately oiftsd resources we can fund two-thirds of that development the gap has been presented didn't include any mohcd support any h f c support. >> i'm sorry i'm not trying to interrupt i know you're trying to paint how we'll fulfill the
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gap what if we don't fill the gap and all the market-rate housing get built and the affordable parcels that are deed to us they lie vacant we fulfill some of that but the market-rate get built we don't fulfill the affordable housing obligation we promised to the community and city in passing in development unanimously in 2011 what then happens. >> the city residences the opportunity and right to developing develop it not a question whether or not those will be developed but. >> i have questions about whether or not we'll develop it i'll not be here in 20 or 40 years not sure what the next step of leadership will decide as their priorities i want more of a guarantee than the land is deed to us typically fulfill our
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affordable housing obligation. >> and i'm just wondering what else can we put in to guarantee the - >> because i'm how much as you are director beck we'll get much of the funding resources but feel it is our responsible and certainly as someone that has sponsored that development over and over again and saying we committing to high levels of affordable housing i'm not just depending on a positive optimistic outcome into the future but guarantee with the market-rate. >> i don't - the redevelopment agreement didn't have triggers we stop or pause with the open agreements in the way the agreement was structured
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tmc hats the infrastructure to move forward in the city to have the obligation to delivery the affordable housing subject to 9 financial structure that was included isn't financing plan. >> okay. >> so the plan didn't include any conditions that will stop or reopen the terms of the agreement. >> if i may add supervisor another schufrn of the funding solution involves the local share participation what we've tried dpa make a commitment at that level but allow us opportunity to get a consensus how we should work with the board and the mayor to think through strategic upstairs steps without over burdening the general fund in ways to secure the projects gated on the island to affordable housing
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so their opportunities - over the life of the approval process in the year or two what commitment made potentially achieved that will bring to the board as we may came. >> without the e rap share as a result which the development for example, has had those types of revenues to fund for the housing program makes it challenging what he was trying to say in effect what we're showing an outcome up to 20 years based on the developer developing through 2020 having identified fixed costs meaning in depth service and 100 percent of the affordable housing. >> my understanding that is only $38 million; right? >> $38 million. >> - >> the 5 year exception and
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hope there will be left over funds on the back ended totals one plus millions is your honor, certain and that is the most optimistic if you know sacramento didn't allow us to call back e rap the most optimistic we're talking about one hundred maybe $90 million gap i don't expect over the two weeks our multiple agencies will come to the board we have a commitment to this gap we are 100 percent certain we'll fund i was not expecting that today, i guess i'm going to reframe that a little bit i want guarantees so i need something on the line in order to moved whether bell fulfill our affordable housing obligation so that's not before us i want to think about that i
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don't want the development to move forward where all the market-rate development is - inform nothing it put on the line to make sure we fulfill the gap the 22 phillips affordable housing we fought for i understand we're in a. >> during the process that treasure island underwent it was a surprise as we were coming to our final approval we moved to the best case scenario and at the time, construction costs were lower and we were hopefully that the state will provide an exemption just so for treasure island to call back e rap we were not grand america's cup was we were specifically left behind they don't support treasure island moving forward with the e rap call back so i don't see us getting that in this administration but in the future administration again a lot of uncertainties i'm happy to move
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forward with this level of uncertainty i see the commitment in the city to insure the affordable housing but like to see something put on the line a debris to make sure we're not building market-rate without the affordable housing so i see supervisor peskin i don't think there is going to be unless thoughts on the guarantees look like i'm going to allow other members of the board to comment. >> i've heard your message and we'll continue. >> mr. beck he had a question for you in light of is supervisor kim's comment you know one of the things we hear on a regular basis in the city why we can't build housing has to do with with not having access to lands a place to build it commitments made cleaver for a significant amount of affordable housing on treasure island can you explain to me you
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know in light of the fact we do now have the land to build i know i guess promised in terms of one thousand units of affordable housing why are we not figuring a better way based on this agreement why is there not more thoughtful and collaboration with the mayor's office of housing or 09 resources that we have at our disposal to try to make sure this housing is built in a more timing manner. >> we have been working with the mayor's office of housing and kate hartley from the office so here today but with working with them and the other commitments currently before the mayor's office we laid out a framework between 2018 when our first parcels are available and 2026 to fund the first development of 7 parcels
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with support from mohcd including in their next year budget including budget the predevelopment fund by mohcd for our first two parcels which will be available to us in 2018 for development that predevelopment work allows us to go forward and start the design process design and permitting process for those to buildings so we're working collaboratively with mohcd and on how to close the gap and the other thing as we move forward it opens the don't worry about as i mentioned to start as we have sites available to pursue funding sources that require construction ready sites in order to be eligible for consideration we intend to pursue in 2017 from the affordable housing and the
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sustainability developments as well as suhr the h h p support for the first project which will be out the door a source of shares the veterans housing for the first project but securing that commitment requires us to be moving forward and having sites ready for construction. >> okay. this clearly is a length discussion and past 2:30 we have 32:30 accommodations i'll ask the colleagues to hold their questions or comments so we can recognize a number of individuals that we have here today to how shall so that they don't have to sit through this lengthy confusion even if bureaucratic drama with that, i'll be one of the first to do a 3:30 accommodation today and so i'm going to aeric can t
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come forward to say honored by the board of supervisors welcome come forward to the podium please thank you for being here. colleagues i'm proud to recognize every single can introduce her with work with the cool valley fair as organizer for the pianist years hive tirelessly worked to unite the community and carry on the fingerprinting year tradition by bringing together local businesses and artists and schools and families the coal valley fair is a loved tradition i'm so happy to support that fair year after year without the dedication of people like every single can it wouldn't be the same and in addition to organizing the coal valley fair contributed to the valley as an
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small business owner that operates two training studios to promote living and health and safety exercise exercise as as business owner the organer the coal valley fair and the wife and two children every single can is a thank you for stepping up and continuing to tradition and what makes us a great city our great community fairs that brings together so many members of the community since you join together and celebrate what they don't see overtime as hard work you are making the magic happen and thank you for carrying on the tradition so this tradition
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so on behalf of the san francisco board of supervisors we commend you today. >> thank you for your service. >> thank you very much i want to thank everyone especially supervisor breed for helping fund the city use that are increasing us to run our local street fair we keep the street fair small intentionally a great, great part of community and very grateful so thank you.
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>> (clapping.) >> next an accomodation if from supervisor avalos for rebuilding together san francisco. >> thank you supervisor president london breed i'd like to call of staff from rebuilding together. >> so i'm very, very honored to have worked all the years in office with rebuilding together
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they've been doing renovation and repairs on single-family homes all across san francisco but particularly strong from providing the support to figure that deal with disability and low income folks in the district 11 and especially 2, 3, 4 in my omi we have a african-american population that is diminishing and helping the people in houses and pass them on the the next generation i have a participated in rebuilding together events and has been great to see the bacon people's lives theirs such a feeling of joy that there houses and places they inhabit will be where we get around more easily and this
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help pulling together is free rebuilding is around since 1989 some of you might have remembered it was called in april and all those years providing great care for people all over the city i want to say thaw grateful for your service in district 11 especially in the omi and thank you for your great work and present you with the honor for your commitment to the housing in san francisco thank you very much. >> (clapping.) >> thank you supervisor avalos and everyone john you wanted said it perfectly we've been helping seniors and people with disabilities and low income families stay in their homes for 27 years as supervisor kim said the future of housing support is unclear now
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so i think that is more important as ever that our repairs that bring together neighbors helping neighbors and corporate organizations in san francisco to support our work it is more important than ever so we really appreciate the conformation. >> thank you one thing i want to mention in district 11 two major community development projects in these two collaborate actives the omi collaborative and valley kohlman the former staff is now with the adult protective services had to leave the effort and that was a huge impact had a huge impact on district 11 those collaborative's have resulted in having grant making podiums that is overseen by the residents that allows the residents to plan community projects like murld and other promotions that are parks and supporting our
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corridor so thank you for that tremendous effort as als and ott are parks and supporting our corridor so thank you for that tremendous effort as well. >> thank you rebuilding together for all our amazing work throughout the city and county of san francisco thank you so much and with that, i'd like to for the final conformation for today i'd like to recognize supervisor mar. >> thank you, colleagues i'd like to ask you to join me in honoring the families for safe
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streets and walk sf in their efforts as we promote sunday november two 20th as world day remembrance so let me ask for jennifer for safe streets and natalie to come forward i think the model as an advocatecy organization has used over the past year or longer to develop a development a develop a because of survivors of traffic crashes and victims' families to really build a strong voice of mature support and based organization he that that transit organizations no new york city have uses the model it is time for san francisco and the whole region i'm appreciative in the just san francisco but were a regional model as well every year as much of you here
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1.2 million people are killed in road crashes globally but 20 pedestrians we are killed in san francisco and 75 pedestrians were seriously injured in crashes this is not acceptable one of the graphs crossed out accidents as a visual they're preventable and calling not traffic accidents but traffic crashes and killings basically, i think those are not just staves but serious injuries and loss of loved one to whole communities i'm proud 24 effort by walk sf but building the new equity and using world remembrance of traffic victims is going on a memorial walk this coming sunday i ask 16th street
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of 445 to walk to city hall where the building that be lit yellow in commemoration of those who passed its and the families standing up to make our streets safer and acknowledge that our vision zero project we wouldn't have vision zero without walk sf and the families that are advocating for safer streets i really thank them for making sure that san francisco is at forefront of the nation on vision zero and advancing our work and walk sf is building a regional bayview family for safe streets that will pubically launch on sunday afternoon the families have lost loved ones and injured themselves and want to recognize to chief vision zero the group that will be leading the walk that will be holding a having anyal at city hall so is 12:30 u 3:30 to 5:30
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at bart wear yellow clothing and hats and scarves if you want more information walk we'll remember this sunday is is a moment to annuity and city enough is enough standing together with victims and survivors and family members that know first hand the emotional mental toll that is x tracked by the traffic violence. >> thank you supervisor yee who couldn't be with us today, i know last year, we joined the world and supervisor kim and others joined us thank you to walk sf the vision zero coalition and the world day remembrance with that, let me introduce family for safe streets jen just and natalie from walk sf.
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>> (clapping.) >> hello, i'm representing not only my mom who was seriously injured by a chiropractor but i'm here representing my family members and friends and people impacted by irresponsible action by a driver one of the city's most - this devastated my mom's finances she suffered brain injury in 2011 i'm here threatening supervisor mar and let you guys know to bring together support to support families that are impacted and make changes for our streets to make them safer out there thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you very much supervisor mar for recognizing the work that will be starting with the family members they're
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the real heroes they've dealt with grief and volunteering their time and energy to effect the positive change is inspiring glad to have jenny and to the board of supervisors for unanimously supporting vision zero thank you. >> thank you for your service and again, congratulations okay. we'll return to our agenda supervisor peskin would you i'm sorry supervisor kim were you done with your questions okay supervisor peskin
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thank you madam president and colleagues this is obviously been going on for a long time if we heart attack back to the days bill clinton was president and military bases were closed all around the united states including many here in the bay area in 1996 was the beginning of the planning for the eventual turnover of navy station treasure island to the city and county of san francisco at the same time work began on the hunters point shipyard which as we know many parcels that already been turned over to the city i became a member of the board of supervisors in 2001 and we undertook action on the 8 years on the board including exactly 10 years ago this month when we
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adopted the term sheet for the development of treasure island contaminate that was envisioned to be thirty percent affordable housing yes, we didn't anticipate the end of the redevelopment but when the board in 2011 actively adopted a project that was 2000 unit larger contaminate it was reduced from thirty percent to 25 percent and i salute supervisor kim that managed to get that number theoretically back up to 27.2 percent the goalpost have yet to be thirty percent if you compare this to the hunters point shipyard we have actively achieved that with no funding gap the way the project is very, very different i'm concerned - i don't want to do development for development sake and make developers rich
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the whole premise of that for public benefits three hundred acres of open space and some 2000 units of affordable housing i'm absolutely prepared to vote for it but i don't want to vote foreperson for an enterprise promise but triggers and if as we think are all relatively certain that some of the ideas and i want to thank staff for public health department them in writing rather than available ideas now before us in this 6 page memo prepared by director and beck or 5 page memo tells us what we know this is highly unlikely political environment the governor the great state of california will take 12e7z away to end development in the state of california i don't foresee the 25.3 percent e rap and
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relative to extending the life of the ifd from 40 to 45 years have yet to take action but not limited to contacting our lobbyists in 70 in sacramento any staff contacted yesterday other ideas we should discuss and commit ourselves current with committing ourselves to the instrument before you today and the infrastructure that financing please be advised the ringing of and use of cell phones, that will be before us presumably at the next meeting and looking at the go down authority one idea i shared with the developers and some of members of this board earlier today is that if this board and the developers and the mayor were to commit ourselves to moving forward with treasure island ground to meet the gap
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come our next general election be ♪ 2018 or november of 2018 or earlier should there be any reason for a special election that will be much more of a guarantee than the long implication of the ifd or having the state legislative and the governor of california do something unlikely for a number of years to provide that redevelopment increment back to this project i want to i want to put that out there and i will hope we can have a very quick and sincere discussion about committing ourselves to a go down rather than saying general
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than saying we approved - we're doing better on private land on, on the mainland with inclusionary housing law we're doing better than that in many cases and supervisor kim showed you again and again in south of market as pier 70 and in the seawall lot i'm having trouble saying yes to a project on land that we - >> thank you supervisor peskin supervisor avalos. >> thank you. i do have concerns about the funding gap although i'm prepared to vote today it would be good to have more time my biggest concerns we're not able to call back that our
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resources that in moh that go through other be neighborhoods can accumulate on treasure island and deny other neighborhoods around huge development more affordable housing to have the resources to do so and i wasn't going to speak again but supervisor peskin mentioned a go bond made me think we can't have a go bond for treasure island a go bond that includes will treasure island but huge needs around affordable housing and reservoir and maximize the work we're looking at my neighborhood is looking at go bonds and specifically at neighborhood spread over the city for the support if we're going to focusing go bond dollars on affordable housing it should be geared to looking at places that
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we have to develop not just the housing itself but the infrastructure for the neighborhoods to be able to thrive it is something we'll be doing for treasure island and things that are despite needed to i imagine phil the reservoir sites with the schlage lock and other places we laid the ground work for development. >> thank you supervisor avalos supervisor cowen. >> thank you. i think that conversation is very interesting land use conversation and i'm actually was going to touch on some of the points that supervisor avalos spoke to about a go bond not narrowly tailored for treasure island but something opportunities there that is larger we can wrap the entire city like supervisor avalos with the visitacion valley is right more affordable
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housing we have some other funding gaps as well i think about hope 6 projects supervisor kim if anything you may not have said that exactly how much is the gap we're talking about. >> 22 to 23 millions. >> 22. >> the gap is roughly 200 and $42 million. >> assuming mohcd is $30 million commitment we'll put into the resolution. >> all right. i have no future questions thank you very much. >> supervisor mar. >> thank you, supervisor kim for doing everything she can to make up this very large gap it supervisor peskin outlined i want to thank kate hartley as well for making up that $30 million amount
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and thank you to our corral ben rosenfield and nadya and bob beck for the documents you've provided my colleagues and i are censured concerned about the likelihood on the state efforts for e rap and to extend the ifd for 5 years and other colleagues mentioned the potential local bonds and i also think there is a commitment to treasure island and i think that is critical that we follow through but needs of other districts my colleagues mentioned it is important but a commitment made to treasure island in this development to see strong affordability the letter we received from sherry the director of tihdi emphasize the homeless and veterans and project but the charities with the mercy housing
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is critical for treasure island and the many families that and people that currently live on treasure island as well i'll be supporting that and supporting effort in the last few days a few few of us sure we're living up to the affordability but up to the next board to share there are bonds that move forward their equitable looking at the treasure island and thank you to supervisor peskin for raising the key concerns about this and i shared those concerns we'll work with kim and others to get more clarity on what strategies to make up this $20,082,000,000 gap we brought up today. >> thank you supervisor mar supervisor campos. >> thank you madam president i know i came into the meeting
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ready to support the items not so sure maybe the kind of thing i'll defer to supervisor kim as the district supervisor in terms of how she wants to proceed so with that, you know through the chair i'll you know ask the district supervisor for her guidance on this. >> thank you. >> supervisor kim. >> thank you colleagues first of all, in my questioning he didn't take the time to appreciate the work that at the end of the day the mayor's office of economic workforce development and the controller's office was able to do over the last few weeks in project by project the potential funds that will help us close this initially 200 and 74 now 200 and $40 million gap i'm hopeful that
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the prospects we'll be able to build this to completion i'm looking for is some type of guarantee that will help link the affordable housing production leader to our market-rate housing production in many ways similar to what we do when we allow the developers to offsite their affordable housing i want to take a little bit more time we have this hearing coming before the board i'll ask we move this to later on in the board agenda and come up with other - and i want to acknowledge the work i'm appreciative we wouldn't come if a place to guarantee the funding but like to see a little bit more closure to guarantee this commitment that happen down the
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street. >> for clarity supervisor kim we've move on with the agenda. >> take 2 at a later time. >> thank you with that, it is not 3 o'clock we have two, 3:00 p.m. special orders it is my understanding that one of those 3:00 p.m. special orders will be continued so i'm going to call the items 39 through 42 first items 39 through 42 comprise the special order public hearings of persons in the puc with approval of 3 units of new construction on alhambra street dated 2016 items 40 to 44 the 340gs associated with the public hearings. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you supervisor president london breed colleagues we've been working with the parties involved here
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and gotten everyone to eyes and ears and go to work out the remaining issues make a motion to continue those items to december 6th. >> supervisor farrell has made a motion to continue this item to december 6th seconded by supervisor cowen and before we take a vote on this item any public comment on the continuance seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk on the motion to continue colleagues colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? - roll call. >> okay. >> mr. gibner. >> john gibner, deputy city attorney. are for the record the board is continuing the item holding it on for further public comment when the item is heard at the board. >> just to be clear the public comment was on for the specific continuance. >> right when there is a tentative map like this we're required to open public comment
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and hold it on so there can be additional public comment at future meetings just to be clear he had only asked for public comment on the continuance and not public comment on the temper say is that appropriate. >> i'll suggest welcoming public comment a map appeal i don't know if anyone was here to speak on the item itself. >> thank you for that clarity any public comment? who is here to specifically speak on the item please come forward we've hold public comment open for the continuance as well seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk on the continuance leaving public comment held open for this particular hearing same house, same call? this will be continued to december 6, 2016. >> madam clerk please call items 35 through 38.
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>> items 35 through 38 comprise the special order at the 3:00 p.m. for a public hearing for interested persons suggesting to a depreciation of exemption in environmental impact under the california environmental quality act issued as a community plan exemption by the planning department on july 12, 2016, and approved by the planning commission on august 2016 the proposed project located at 1515 south van ness to allow demolition of an existing building and new construction of 55 at all 5 to 6 residential uses and item 36 to confirm the planning department and item 37 to reverse the determination and next the appropriation related to a board disapproval for the plan exemption depreciation.
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>> colleagues before us an appeal for a project on south van ness avenue for this hearing item number 35 we will be considering whether to approve the planning commission determination that the project at 1515 south van ness avenue is exempt from further environmental review under a community plan exemption without objection we will precede as following up to 10 minutes for presentation by the appellant or the appellants representative up to two minutes in support of appeal, up to 10 minutes for a presentation for the city departments and 10 minutes for the project sponsor or the representative up to 2 minutes in opposition of speakers for the appeal and finally 3 minutes for rebuttal for the appellant or appellants representative please note if you're here to speak on the 1515
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south van ness appeal now will be the time to do so with that, i'd like to recognize supervisor campos. >> thank you very much madam president without budget committee lashing the appeal i just want to take the opportunity to thank the appellant as well as the project sponsors we encourage folks on both sides of this project to sit down and have a conversation about a possible settlement we provided the space for that to happen i want to thank the parties for doing that unfortunately, there was no resolution that was reached no settlement that was agreed upon so with that, i would simply say thank you and if we can proceeded to a hearing of the appeal thank you.
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>> okay. and at this time, i'd like to recognize the appellant and ask them to please come forward for their presentation. >> good afternoon. i'm scott weaver for the coordinate latino counsel we can't look at this project as in a bubble for in isolation from everything else that is happening in the mission one and 20 household from this project and 2000 households in proposed projects in the mission will move to the mission and with them they'll bring their high incomes earning 3 to four times what current resident earn and their disposal income after taxed and rent will exceed the income of resident before
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taxed and before rent so let's look at what happened to van ness street with in development and some in the pipeline or mission street 24/721st and 22 where the project is that buck is completely gunmen if i had on van ness street our $6 can you sanity or a meal up to one percent and fancy clothes and spend a lot of money for a had been those are not the kind of businesses that belong in the district the kind of gentrification is the beginning what is to come is an overwhelm economic force it will change the faced of the mission and of the cayuga coordinate strict and
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ceqa requires we study the cumulative impacts of projects that have been approved and have been built that are at least projects in the pipeline and so at a minimum we have to look and see there that there is clearly a threat in the morning 2000 units that are currently in the pipeline i have a graphic here can i have the overhead? there we go. >> those red dots represent proposed projects right now there are - thank you. >> right now thorough approximately, six 5 we don't have all of them down we haven't automobile the information from the planning department but as you can see tare concentrated into two vibrant centers of latino culture and activity the mission is in trouble we're witnessing development that is far beyond that which
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was envisioned in the eastern neighborhoods plan in the eir as of february of this year according to the planning department there were 24 hundred plus unit built entitled or under environmental review in the mission the preferred project being 16 hundred 96 that means we've gone 50 percent over the preferred project and the total number the largest number in the eir was 200054 unit we're above that as well and we are only halfway through the eastern neighborhoods program that program was supposed to last if 2008 to 2025 the development is happening twice as fast as we anticipated and the diversity of housing in the eastern neighborhoods in terms of affordability, versus luxurious housing is out of
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kilter partly was of the rapid pace of development so this should give us could you say causing to revisit at least some of the elements of the planned eir especially where with respect to the displacement and community benefits we have goals of maintaining the vibrancy of our businesses we need to buckle up on that things are happening much faster than anticipated and in the small 5 by 4 block area that constitutes the cayuga coordinate 6 hundred and 50 lurk unit are at or nearing entitlement more on the way one and 82 projections we're not counting on 15 and south van ness another project on 24 and shot well and 3 on the corner of 22 and mission this board of supervisors
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established the latino culture district in 2014 and established at the ding graphic area and in admits resolution the board noted in the whereas sections a long history in the latino culture district and it memorialized 2 as richness of entrepreneurship is unrivaled and the district was established to establish to the stabilize the displacement of latino businesses and residents and to preserve the quatro for the commerce and enhance its unique nature well with the one slough of all this development and more to come what is at risk in terms of cultural viability vibrancy of economic opportunity
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for latinos and how can we mitigate those risks before it is good late when a business moved a resident moves out that's it in their not coming back so for more than a year we've suicide the city to answer those questions nothing the city has said not a ceqa issue they're wrong on a number of counts i don't know how thoroughly you were able to review the briefing that i gave you but the subject of ceqa review under the holdings of barks field that was highlighted the assistant brief was discussed and barker's field it is progeny stood for the individually a or cumulatively
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cause - the replacement of mom and pop's businesses with high ended biz businesses held by, llc corporation is such a physical change agreed or we're not talking about urban decay in the classic sense bakersfield. >> we're talking about the conditions contrary to this city designated for the district bakers field is on all for us and i've not heard a response and second it is of historic value in my brief on page 9 is
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not necessary you have an actual historical designation to where historical value under ceqa the quatro district meets the qualification of having historic value and third the displacement of businesses nonprofits and residents will result in reverse commutes which will change patterns of traffic, parking, transportation and additional green houses and those matters were not discussed not discussed in the eir. >> also a ceqa issue is that things changed dramatically since the internal revenue prices are you will stepping and at least counts for the rapid rise in the number of development twice that of that was anticipated
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and community benefits have not kept pace with that something that was appointment by the eastern neighborhoods comment advisory council the lack of affordable housing is recognized finally there is the ininconsistent with the stated goals of eastern neighborhoods plan and the general plan plan that includes the preservation for our neighborhoods and for the provision of affordable housing. >> so the cumulative impacts of this project and the others mentioned threaten those goals and an elevation of those impacts in establishing effective mitigation measures is imperative we're asking that you tell the planning department to do its job tell the planning department to
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analyze the impacts this massive and sudden even market-rate has on the quatro district and other cultural we have and to develop mitigation will will blunt those impacts siding for the past year. >> thank you very much supervisor campos. >> thank you madam president if i may ask mr. weaver to come back i want to ask you a question mr. weaver something i'd like to ask you to expand on if i may the question of how the existence of the latino cultural district sort of expands on the
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analysis that the discussion that had in the prior hearing here we have on the bryan project so can be expand a little bit more on that how the existence of this cultural district impacts the ceqa analysis here that's the point you made i want to make sure we have a full understanding of what you're argument is on that. >> well boring o borrowing from bakersfield. >> it is designated as something special and it is and therefore the impacts on this area are different and will have to be looked at definitely than they would in the eastern neighborhoods as a whole it is a very small area geographical but dense in terms of the culture vital outlet and the residences and businesses the city hesitate
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sought to protect with the bryan street project that was not in the district itself through we believe will have an impact on the district this project is in the district itself and will definitely have a direct an impact it is right through and bringing people into the area that have higher incomes we don't budget committee little people for earning a lot of money but it result in change in the community in the physical structure of a community storefronts will be different we're going to see instead of what we see as 24th street street more of what we see as we go down van ness street i pointed out in any brief that one of the big concerns that the
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latin cultural district council expressed during the community dwaement the quote van nesstion of the cultural district and your seeing that happening and we're not saying that gentrification didn't happen on hits own accord but it market-rate housing development on the scale is going to have an accelerating effect and put jurisdiction into hyper gentrification that is a kind of a physical impact on the environment we firmly believe that the bakersfield case talked about thank you very much. >> thank you and now i'd like to open this item up to those who are interested in purporting the appeal if you're here to speak
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during public comment specifically for support of this appeal please come forward now you'll have up to 2 minutes each. >> first speaker please. ma'am, come forward. >> hello, everybody i'm sharon on artist in the mission and i usually speak from my heart but today, i felt i had to read something we are at this crisis in our nation; right? this election has been devastating i assume for most of the people in the room and it is also prove that corporations are actually conceding in transforming our citizens into consumers to our quite easy duped they've been wiping out villages and main streets for strip malls and box stores across the country so,
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now too many americans are isolated what with their communities destroyed they've mistaken a billionaire for a safer but not only that loud a predator it is our elected officials turning a blind eye and that concentration of power and wealth is replicated here in our city it is destroying san francisco's community san francisco is a small city but until now if is always been a beige beagle and outspoken and speaking truth to power where we were we before this election we're putting our energy here struggling with you our supervisors we've been struggling to keep our homes and
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businesses here when you been approving those corporate proposals and refusing to demand an environmental impact statement we're working against becoming at monocultural city filed with closed offices and luxury development >> thank you very much ma'am, thank you. >> thank you we have other speakers, too, we have to give everyone the same amount of time thank you. >> we hear you thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon mary aliza speaking as a concerned citizen we support the appeal of the eir exemption for the project because we believe the eir was inadequate and seriously flawed because based on outdated
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information a few cases are going forward in courts that upheld some of the issues the pace of high-end housing has out paced san francisco with saviors - families that project pursue importantly will replace 35 thousand pdr businesses with 4 thousand square feet of trade shop that is doesn't appear to meet the new replacement requirements removal of pdrs businesses has resulted in an uptick of traffic as the construction workers and others are forced to drive into the city they formally resided in a serious shortage of plain scribbled trained people will add to the cost i personally am great deal dealing with that it
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is hard to get work done on any kind of work done in the city on your property have you heard here's a chance to send back a project to demands improvement to meet the standards please send a message that voters can expect more from officials than rubber stamping thank you for your time and consideration and i'll leave you with copies thank you. >> thank you very much >> next speaker, please. >> we'll have someone take them thank you. >> hello good afternoon i'd like to echo the sent times of the first speaker a critical time in our country and san francisco is being threatened with the funding for sanitary cities to be taken away that will take a tremendous amount of courage on behalf of all of us
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to keep san francisco's soul and spirit alive i would like to say that i don't think any of you in good conscious consider the eastern neighborhoods eir adequate it is obsolete and clearly so all i'm asking is is an eir for this project that will show the effects it is having on the communities and also the cayuga latino district supervisor president london breed you were recently quoted supervisor president london breed? you remember recently quoted eyes and ears as saying yes, we need to abide by the laws but we need to be creative in interpreting them so the original intention as serviced o served none in the
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room can say the eir is fulfilling the original intentions of the ceqa law it is meant to protect the quality of life in our city and our community and it is both lazy and unconscionable you'll go ahead and allow the eastern neighborhoods eir to stand as sufficient but things have changed since then are outstanding i beg of you to please look at a way for once interpret our laws in favor of the people and the heart and soul of the city i've seen many times the trespasser through the developers that can't continue thank you >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> (clapping.) >> madam president prosecute the next speaker i'll get a gentle reminder to the public you'll please direct our remarks to the board and not individual
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supervisors that neither applause but you're welcome to use our supportive fingers thank you. >> thank you, madam clerk. >> next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm susan a parent of a child that attends school in the mission and small business owner woman and i struggled with what to say today because i know nothing will change our minds and the project will be approved i just want to emphasize that the eastern neighborhoods plan is why doutdated it is disheart as the member of a citizen of san francisco to continually come before the board and the planning commission and to have you all act like our hands are tied we can't do anything ceqa didn't allow us to do anything
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the eastern neighborhoods plan not allowing us to do anything figure out how to protect the mission >> (clapping.) >> it is a cultural gem not only in this decide but were in the united states it is being destroyed bit by bit being destroyed i went to a theatre over the weekends in a few years we've not have 3 kind of thing anymore and san francisco has to be a city that has a neighborhood where low income brown latino people of color can live you guys are putting another nail in the cost i think i'm tired of hearing there is nothing else you can do. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> hello my name is louie want to address you the board as a 40
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year homeowner and in the mission and someone whose family is back to the 1920s in the mission i'm is an artist and affirm maker and teacher at the city college campus in the mission district and as a teacher and as an artist i have had a lot of contact with many of the young artists that live in the neighborhood i've met as well as the older artists that have been here so - i'm fortunate because i was able to buy a house many years ago, i was able to afford it not now but many of my friends and colleagues and artists have been force-out in the last years and want to say something the mission is misrepresent cultural multi ethic it is wonderful as a
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latino neighborhood i want to preserve that but includes people of all ethic nighnicitie all. >> the first bunch of people i saw leave in 2008, 9, needing we're losing the young artists a cultural distinct you can't have a cultural district without workers and artists and some of whom i taught at city college are the first ones i say leaving we want to say i want to support the housing projects in the mission and that particular one it is apt to have an environmental review the environment includes the whole neighborhood and what is it made
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up of to have artists in the mission we need affordable housing i'd like to see more affordable housing as part of this project thank you very much. >> thank you next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is tor i think i'm speaking today against the proposed development ann at 115 south van ness as long as the intent task mess and urging a real environmental review i believe there are a lot of unmitigated environmental impacts related to gentrification when people are displaced through the racist developers former residents have to commute longer thus making air pollution that will displace how many other hours and a racism elaborate the dimpling of condemns in the brown and black
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neighborhoods causing asthma and the pooechlz the traffic inclusion impacts across the region will hurt people of color the most and as a white person i must out against racism please stop this of the - until we know about the invasive species known eased white people thank you, thank you very much>> i. religious lived in the migration mixing as a renter for 40 years all i'm asking is to accept our appeal for deep environmental impact of the lennar's proposal for 1515 south van ness how, how to looks like the mission district this development is mostly market-rate will ramp up the devastation by displacement due to eviction and crippling latino families and
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african-american and people with disabilities we despite as you may know for real affordable housing not token amounts in in addition to the luxury housing on neighborhood the issue of lennar's history of lack of transparency and unsafe practices how can you accept lennar's proposal in the mission the federal government federal government has stopped transfers of land in bayview hunters point that at the time are tech showed false reports i'm sure you know from nbc reports people in bayview hunters point have default with saviors heart and soul issues with breast cancer and for fraudulent soil samples they continue to lobby for more contract and get those contracts lennar has been instrumental in
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the displacement of community and bayview hunters point la and vallejo is planning to conquer treasure island again, the issue of radioactive soil and the mission bringing action and other groups are extensive experience and knowledge of lennar's history please listen to them i'm requesting viral studies of 115 van ness with a tanering with lead and hyde car bones and petroleum the people of bayview hunters point will continue to support each other in their efforts to keep our community safe and prevent the sale of the city to the highest bidder thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors marie actually, i'm here
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representing green action but more i'm here to remind you of the great catastrophe in bayview you allotted those projects and many of the folks died in one year over 8 who diet in one particular area on any block 8 men that died from cancer setting that aside bayview used to be a community of family you use the word affordable look that up and who is it affordable to not to myself or my children who working hard their renting 34 houses they should be ownership what you do here today to me it is - if i pass this if you overlook all the crisis and pleas of the mission you've condiment san francisco to a fate that is horrible so no
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longer be a families here especially families that look like you and i we're a mixture vital any family because we're all different sizes and shapes and colors and you'll suffering from the same thing the lack of support from the folks we elected to support us so i'm asking you know that will not do any good half of you made up your minds but understand we've not stand idly but if there is nothing you'll hear our cries and anger and frustration trust me you'll hear from us again. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> so i see scott wiener is not here he's getting his robe realternated and supervisor farrell is pulling out his
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planned robe and supervisor tang is not wearing hers i've assert here time and time again, when people disregard and dishumanize brown people your black or white or asian you're a bigot a racist, as much as donald trump and his right meow fascist are too but you have a black or asian face and so you get to say you're not a bigot and don't hate mexico's but everything in our career say screw you before people because my power is more important than our lies than our children than our sanity than your health your anatomy anatomy
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vial humans that have a political desire and you all who ever out our life and vote until the last latino is in the mission is forcefully removed you don't give a damn our self-steward who carres. >> i say you listen and don't nothing shame on you for having hard working people that happen to be brown and talk with an accent that don't put money do our coffers you don't give a damn shame on you for your bigotry. >> thank you very much.
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>> next speaker, please. >> my name is tom ray a nature san franciscan and lived in the mission the housing development is helping the housing crisis and with half the newly built condo is owned by absentee owners living outside of san francisco their second homes check your own tax assessors office this is the truth those luxury units are not affordable to the middle-income first responders the police, teachers city workers construction workers and even many tax workers can't afford cultural question have built one and 20 percent above had is needed san francisco has a condo with massive industry and according to the san francisco business times they've agreed we have too
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much the studies will have more housing units are needed to offset the market-rate development the university of california has done extensive studies on displacement and gentrification in the mission don't you even read and study those studies those studies exhibit real facts on the effects of luxury housing development since the 22 luxury developments sites in the mission are public real estate interests and developers have been moving in and iranians the rent and environmental impact people and businesses at an incredible rate so the compassionate to make a killing financially before their built currently there are one and 50 to one plus evictions a month in the mission how can you justify three hundred housing units and displacing and evicting 5 thousand people and businesses out of the mission
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both within 5 years urge current policy of build build build luxury - >> thank you very much thank you sir, thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hi, my name is mary sorenson with the quatro that is the real david and go litigate mission with the protecting d on one does the developer with a nation wide reputation seeking yet to add a building that is brand on the other side is the community to rankle e remain it's soul and community quite frankly if san francisco the community is losing quite a bit not just in the mission the fact that the mission - the mission is losing our identity yes, we
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were allowed to create a cultural corridor i say thank you but the fact is that corridor has no teeth no skin in the game we're there in name only and nothing we can do about that building is continuing at a horrifying pace thanks to backroom deals if you think that is a harsh thing to say i have two words millennium tower this is a town you search warrant to pay to play the community will always lose and the developers will make hefty contributions to causes and candidates and the developers always win so i ask you, please the eir is important sends this back we don't need this building in our
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neighborhood as proven over and over again, we need affordable housing we don't need more high-end luxury units thank you. >> >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon eric brooks sf green party/our city/sf clean energy advocates. i just want to oppose the approval of this and suggest to you and ask you to dig deeper to realize the past actions of that corps that will be approved to go forward under this eir approval would need to be considered in regards to the environmental impact we have a corporation that has global corporation nation wide is involved heavy in the sub prime loan market scandals in san
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francisco and other parts of california has repeatedly made promises and nothing on the promises after making them and repeatedly gotten you all to approve things like that and spent millions of going to the ballot a change the conditions of what you approved when you have a corporation of a history of going to the ballot to change the conditions you need to consider that in the environmental impact our considering because we are talking about a corporation on that to gentrify and that totally changes the game awards to what our looking and the history we all know of repeated health violations in construction being nuclear and radioactive wastes and how building and properly monitor asbestos this is a corporation a bad actor and that applies to
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our view and consider all those things recently a contractor overseeing those lapd's for this same company for the navy potentially would leverage with this company covered up the extent of the nuclear waste what will it do in the mission please reject this. >> thank you very much >> next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm here to oppose this development i've been in the mission for thirty years i'm an artist and curator and worked on and off at different times in bayview hunters point in remedial education and in the mission as well so i know lennar my studio spice e space is in bayview i've watched lennar in the wloif it is horrendous when i saw that it was lennar development pending
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right off of 24th street it is last week, a double insult i felt i had to come down here i'm sure there is a lot of money on the other side i felt i had to be part of conscious of this city and speak on behalf of as one member of the arts community that is mostly living in oakland i mean, we're all leaving our musicians and artists come in and place shows they're not living here anymore if this development is allowed to go through managed by this criminal company corporation it is really like a tip point for the mission people can't bear it we can't bear luxury apartment and condos being built right posed on cayuga 24 it is unacceptable there has to be ways this board
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has proposed developments thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hi supervisor breed i'm suzy those burn my husband and i own glass key photo in the lower hate i'm here because i think this development i'm opposed to this development and building that is a gunmen fir aentrifier we have a mom and pop business you're losing our middle-class i'm parted of middle-class and gentrification is a health issue a huge problem in the city written in the health board rules that gentrification is a
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problem exist diversity is important for any community and if you keep envoy a green light it is bad for those displaced left behind if stressful to think you'll losses our business and house as apartment please does not let this development go through. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> i live a half block away from in development as i speak the majority of people on my block that didn't know what is going on every time demonstrates on the corner they'll ask me what is going on because lennar did a very, very poor outreach to those neighbors around i also want to share about a
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month ago so there will be a low low income for senior development 26 shot well about a month ago i went to a meeting the same group of neighbors that are supporting this development showed up they have issues with that low income development and pretty much their agreed the shadow and the parking they argued everything and every single point was debunk not that i recall one lost her cool we have a high concentration of low income people around us i want to be clear regardless of what lakeshore says there's a very clear and i'm right there i'm half a block away that there impact my life directly the traffic will be worse everything will be worse i want to be clear there is discriminatory and racist on the development itself and again, i live in the 14
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hundred block from van ness half a block my life will be directly impacted and the neighbors are not aware of what is going on. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> (clapping.) >> good afternoon as we saw in the last election bigotry and racism is rampant in the cry and 10 percent of san franciscans voted for trump that entire platform of racism the rest of us in san francisco have to take a stand to protect our neighbors to be good allies and to stand up for immigrants undertook attack our facebook are full the solidarity message in support of immigrant that's all talk how better to walk the walk how can we do better to protect the latino district and walk the walk to protect the commission
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mission and the community members please support this appeal mr. weaver gave you the legal basis to get an actual eir to see the impacts instead of using an antiquated one i've lived in the mission since 1984 i'm a homeowner but were we don't all - i moved to the mission especially to be a community where kids make art mural i'm happy to see that lennar will go all union that's huge but few of the union members will be able to live in the, they build to protect the latino cultural district we have asked lennar to follow the prop k with 33 percent of the unit to be affordable which breakdown to 25 percent of - for working families that is not unremarkable to provide a quarter of units for the
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working-class families that live in the mix 8 percent for the middle-class that is going away and still get two-thirds for our profit base and our wraeshthd anything else will demate the latino loovrn has done enough - >> thank you very much thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hi my name is alisha a counselor with the human rights community i was born and raised in the mission district the mission street mission district is in a crisis gentrification displacement, eviction enough is enough we're you are bringing a stranger to our community lennar is a stranger they're coming here to build luxury development and we're saying that's okay; right?
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no, it's not okay what do we want one percent affordable housing we want to support a project that gentrifies the latino cultural district you are by and large our decision eir this was created in 2008, 8 years from today, there are so many things that happened in 8 years are term limitations; right? the mission has grown so much in 8 years the rents have skyrocketed and so many things happen in 8 years and take into account on eir what is that going to happen we're not living in did past but the present so many people have been displaced and forced to move out of the city how can you invite a multi corporation like lennar to take over the mission
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to take over bayview? how can you think that is okay. that's not okay enough is enough >> (speaking foreign language.) >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> ladies and gentlemen, i'm john along with erica i'm one of the co-founders of the latino cultural district i would be the founder no and did i think when that came through i'd, homeless but the fact that annabel was my neighbor next door and the cottage the lived in and the alley i take care of i'm no longer there because as long as lennar came in greedy landlords went from nine hundred to 45 hundred in less than months that was 11 months ago i'm still
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homeless am i crying and asking for help i'm out here fighting for my community all kinds of documents that show what is happening in the mission no one is asking you some of us are looking at us because this is not right or that is not right one of the supervisors made a comment about a website and made fun of it like all we want is respect to be heard to be at the table to be at the table where decisions in our lives are made i don't know if this is true the mapping project 8 thousand latinos from my neighborhood is gone i know that to be true when is this going to stop. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> i'm an sro collaborative
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and oppose the building on van ness until higher standards more affordable housing i opts that the first reason so important because just now there has been a person appointed to head the epa yet we're skipping the eir is not mangy understand that construction workers they you know we all need jobs to survive but if we build housing it is providing jobs and at market-rate housing levels those people who would move into that they don't need our help they can move wherever people with can afford market-rate we need to build affordable housing those people don't have an agency thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hi good afternoon. i'm a
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415 inconsistent born organizer the mission statement of this body reads as follows: the board of supervisors respond to the needs of the people of the city and county of san francisco respond to the needs of people the mission statement of the board of supervisors of you last i checked we don't need anymore gentrification we don't need more displacement you already know what is happening out there you already know the inherent classes that exist one luxury development the question remains, however, what you are going to do about that when are you going to craw draw a line in the said. >>and say this is where we stop
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and shift if caring about money interests to the interests of the people of the city how much gentrification needs to happen until you say enough will you ever say enough how many of us and the businesses we frequent will be forcefully pushed out by your inaction yesterday at our you think it's gathering you said san francisco will remain a sanctuary city if you keep up this not much places for people to afford you stress the importance of being inclusive north yet approve projects conflicting for the well-off i understand this is what you're used to for the projects meet the crepe you'll pass that that is not working look at the situation outside people can't afford to live here people are
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suffering all you do is allow the luxury vemdz developments in the city this need to stop today >> (clapping.) >> >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> sir before the next speaker i'll remind the public applause is prohibited by the board rules you're welcome to use the supportive fingers thank you. >> thank you. i'm terry i'm a member of the sro collaborative he oppose the intent task mess on south van ness and like to say we need more affordable housing for the needs of low income and the homeless population which is over 6 thousand people the environmental impact report is insufficient it and take into account the impact of the displacement which is a social economic impact this also effects me and the
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people in any community because of the homeless plight is dire and the affairs not enough affordable housing i don't support the project the titanic on south van ness more housing for the rich and have no consideration for the displacement or the gentrification thank you very much. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm diana ma'am, move the microphone so we can hear. >> you you're welcome i'm diane with the mission sro collaborative a project with the lower street services i'm here to oppose the titanic on south van ness the proposed project is not reportable people will be unable to afford the rents the
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developers are proposing a small amount of below-market-rate housing and those market rents will be too high for the existing communities thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> . >> (speaking foreign language.) >> you're welcome to use the other microphone. >> my name is lori live in the mission and instead of building the luxury condominiums invest
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in building affordable housing. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> we are living in worse conditions a month ago i was physically assaulted going into any home. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> we need you to build affordable housing for everyone on the streets to be able to have a place to live. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> supervisor campos knows where i live he came to visit me knows i live in a home my room is also my bedroom, my living room and kitchen.
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> i know i'm okay now i have a roof over my head where i live. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> but instead of building luxurious housing worry about building homes for people that actually need it. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> i think that you would not be happy to see all the things we see in front of our homes. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> thank you very much. >> thank you, ma'am. >> next speaker, please. >> hello good afternoon. my name is diana martini with the sro collaborative a program of the lower street community
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services i'm here to speak out against the 115 south van ness development it is just one more of many, many market-rate development that will further drive up prices and cost of living and make that more importantly difficult for tenants to survive in the mission district we work with a lot of sro tenants in the mission area and in doing outreach for the past few years i've seen very high rate of diminished sro unit their illegally converted for tourists or flipped into micro luxury units this is a serious problem as you may know there is hardly any options for low income people in san francisco
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i'd like to use an e of the hotel on 29 and mission that was a disaster tenants were getting illegal eviction flosses and the landlords were trying to push out the tenants this is a sunlight of the really expensive condo bus landlord see how much they can get for even the tiniest unit and what is happening people are becoming homeless, they're living on the streets and uscf not enough space in the shelters in the city this project will further drive up the gentrification in san francisco and what we need to do is highly prioritize affordable housing not just affordable but low income housing for the community thank you. >> thank you.
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>> next speaker, please. >> can i have the overhead? please. sfgovtv please. yes tom gilberty how about heath equilibrium he versus the real estate developers profits environmental impact report need to concern be concerned with the people that live in the neighborhood so here we're go to start how about we start at the bottom and then go up the bottom 20 percent of this housing unit specific needs ellis acted affordable homes of veterans graduated foster kids and seniors who out would their resources disabled section 8 veterans less of itself 20 percent
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how about the next 20 percent if you're a teacher or fire or muni employee city roads sewer muni driver how about dedicated for the 20 percent okay 4re9s go 5 percent thirty years san francisco resident 65 or older you can move from our home into 5 percent of those units let's go a little bit above that 15 percent 20-year resident in the local zip code if you lived in the local zip code for 20 years those are dedicated unit for you not pefshl but dedicated let's go up against the next 10 percent 50 year local zip codes 65 or older we're moving our seniors into some homes and from the local environment from the
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local zip codes and then the top thirty percent where do we get open market-rate let everybody move in that creates a motion in the neighborhood. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hi, my name is julian i'm an organizer with the community group and the in the last 6 months we had at least three or four members who have been evicted in their homes from the mission bernal that is active in the group and can no longer go to hearing like this those are people regularly attend the hearings and not going to be able to testify about the impact this project will have on their neighborhood so i think that is
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something we all want to keep in mind all people that have business to do in the city; right? and when we are talking about the environmental impact of those projects we have to think about the reverse commute; right? there is a theory that says you build dense that is better for the environment to the means more people on public transportation but people have to commute from concord and richmond to their jobs in the city it doesn't work out that way the second point i wanted to make about lennar itself now many supervisors backed proposition organization to allow lennar to exceed the limit on office space built in the city with not promise of jobs or affordable housing in the community sea before they even made their honored their contract to build avenue in the
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hunters point community so my question to you to this board is if this whatnot the right time to hold lennar accountability what is you have a chance to do that here to weigh the real impacts on the human and environmental toll this has i urge you to do that thank you very much. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> my name is rick hall the mayor has reaffirmed that san francisco it is sanitary city for once i agree not only a sanctuary we actively work to attract them who am i talking about the rick rich that displaced the poor in the middle the developers we invite to caterer to the rich to displace the poor and do middle
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i'm sure out of looked at the most egregious numbers we're offer condominium one and 50 percent of high income and barely 50 percent of our affordable target how can we choose to ignore awhile we are undermining the city by doing what we are doing question undermined the good pop policy of prop m by allowing san francisco to be the bedroom community for visitacion valley that displaces the rich in the middle and are you know and give more in the last election to lennar we will be a sanctuary city but only for the undocumented rich. (laughter). >> we are
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and over 4 hundred and 50 businesses 60 percent are not in the city i want to thank the i see 5 supervisors even though two of you guys are going out maybe a good chance to understand we need to have updated the stories they have i mean that is great you have union jobs they say they will provide by include the small businesses contractor we have we have every month we're lou gehrig's disease two or three small businesses in the city in the mission district we need to have a nonprofit over here with a space that costs over $900 for
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a democrat trying to have people looking at entries no work they can't afford is to so we are that concludes my report. the rest of or colleagues over here you know we're each others that need to make more studies and support for small businesses and show support for the community thank you >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> and i'm a lawyer and organizer for in 2015 to 2016 over 2000 evictions it took place in san francisco while we're not strong enough to stop the progress you are strong enough to say is that 25 percent affordable housing is for the sufficient but displacement from projects like those the rent board has done a lot but there are holes in the protections and the hole here is that rent only
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the lower market-rate ones evicted the legislative aide what raise that apartment to the market-rate housing level places such as these incentivizes the landlord to create the weather smallest cause to go ahead and evict tenants and 80 bring groves of tenants to my organizations one hundred affordable housing is enforceable 25 percent is sufficient i ask you to reconsider thank you, thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm andy blue live in the mission district and i want to ask you what is u.s. bancorp reasonable about this appeal what is unreasonable about this appeal appeal before you today it is - is anyone in the room
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on another side of the aisle augural that the 50e6r789 is relevant to the mission in 2016 i understand lots of community input on the eastern neighborhoods plan none believes that plan is relevant and community predict when is happening to the mission more predicted 45 uber or google buses closing our streets the eastern neighborhoods plan called for 25 hundred units 2000 roughly unit by the beginning of this year we exceeded 25 hundred built and in the pipeline the eastern neighborhoods plan is not relevant don't us that has an excuse you have the power to force that luxury project to face the scrutiny that unquestion by question deserves at that moment in the united states we desperately need sustainable communities for people of color and immigrants you can't turn our back on this
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community for lakeshore of all companies. >> (clapping.) >> what is unremarkable about this appeal i know that lennar has told you this appeal is unremarkable who will you listen to lakeshore a criminal company based in florida that devastated never been a friend of this city don't listen to lakeshore all our asked to do have this go back to face a eir we know everyone or every in the room knows this project will have on the community a reasonable thing to do more importantly the right thing to do. >> (clapping.) >> thank you and before the next speaker speaks i'd like gentle remind the audience that applause or vocal express it prohibited in the chamber you're welcome to
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use our fingers. >> i'm bill a san francisco native i sign i heard the gentleman talking about the home he bought his home 40 years ago i was able to buy a house and my trade i was a local 85 san francisco tooermz today there's no tooermz that is revoted you can go around the city i can pout the embarcadero with the longshoremen and there was all teachers and reenforces was there here in behalf the union workers of san francisco and i can remember you downtown get on a job site without a union here two gates and half the people will not be union i'll guarantee that
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it is a tough field to sit here and have mixed feeling about this i'm all for the unions you go down third street the castle steel and u.s. steel and three or four coffee companies all union jobs and so you know just don't do it anymore don't keep getting involved with all the good jobs of san francisco people thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors peter cultural action network yeah, so this the first major project to come both the brand new cultural district not with the protections in place we're clear on the gentrification i don't hear people arguing this project is


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