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>>thank you and good afternoon and welcome
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to the final board of supervisors meeting 2016 on comment tuesday, december 13, 2016, mr. clerk, call the roll >> thank you madam president madam chair rosales not present. >> supervisor president breed. supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar not present supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor yee supervisor campos pardon me supervisor avalos present madam president we have quorum thank you, ladies and gentlemen, please join us in the pledge of
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allegiance and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> all right. colleagues, any changes to the november 1st, 2016, board of supervisors meeting minutes seeing none, moved if i supervisor yee and seconded by supervisor cowen colleagues without objection without objection those meeting minutes pass after public comment. >> all right. now let's go to our next item madam clerk any communications. >> two to report on december 8th in receipt of a letter from mayor ed lee of his vote the short-term rental limit
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of 60 days and the private right of action the board any choose to override in less than two-thirds votes in favor and the thirty day falls on saturday regarding items 48 and 49 in receipt of a letter from mr. jason chang resigning from the rec and park colleagues and madam clerk go to the next item. >> yes. the special order at 2:00 p.m. is the rescheduled january 24th. >> colleagues last week the mayor communicated he will not be available to attend the board meeting of today and rescheduled his appearance before the board to january 24th he'll take
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questions f from odd and even supervisors my questions or objections seeing consent agenda. >> items 1 discussion of these items unless a member of the commission, the public, or staff so requests. >> resolved. >> roll call vote on items supervisor tang supervisor yee supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor kim? on the content. >> supervisor mar supervisor peskin there are 10 i's. >> okay. >> those items are finally passed unanimously next item, please.
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>> item 9 was referred without recommendation from the budget committee it is an ordinance to appropriate a total of $9 million of transfer tax into fiscal years for the city college fund to support the students attending the city college and on the controllers reserve in the november 8, 2016, election. >> supervisor kim. >> thank you supervisor president london breed and thank you to the members of the public who are here today and before we get started if you're here in support of the appropriation to make san francisco the first city to make this i'd like for you to arise today. >> yeah. >> (clapping.) >> thank you. >> thank you i want to shear some words
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before why the ordinance before us is too important for so many people in this this room in the 20th century our government made a choice determined a public education k through 12 was fundamental to our citizenry and a workable nation this is public education should be free and universal to everyone in the 20th century in large part because of legislature to make an extensive in human capital america became great i'm the last person to invoke the words of the president-elect trump but what that means it make our country great good paying jobs require a dilemma diploma to give americans to climb got
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middle-income and stay there but in the loss or last thirty years innovation and temp has gone ahead of our public education by 20204070 of all-american jobs require a post training certificate or degree and politicians are taking note of that in 2017 president obama to make king free kentucky and others have implemented free community college in their state bernie sanders and hillary clinton campaigned on a platform that community college should be free as calls to policymakers it is important we i'd like to take the opportunity examine and reexamine the tools we consider fundamental to allowing our citizens the best opportunity a
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fighting chance to be preview members of our society i'll make the case to the board of supervisors and to the mayor's office this should conduct making community college free i've heard questions one i don't isn't that program tested and why should the founder of facebook go to city college for free if his or her so, so choose why subsidies his education i've heard the question why should we phase this program in and the last question to michael city college free not required by the language i thought i'll address the first yes, if i've put forward an ordinance before the board of supervisors we will now begin to test k through 12 public education i'll be run out
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of the room yet why should we subsidies the public go education for the children of the founder of facebook because we believe that k through 12 is a public good one that you'll have society benefits from and that we all gain when kids graduate if high school i'll state a much more compelling reason why kink should be free i don't believe that a high school diploma is enough to give individuals the tools and resources to have the opportunities to succeed in san francisco or in this this country day and weren't our president-elect trump will not state carrier jobs with requires a high school diploma, in fact, he doesn't save those jobs regardless of what we said over the last few weeks i want to talk about the the elephant in the room in the policy room of most cities
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nation wide that's the income and wealthy gap cities nation wide are seeing a rapidly growing gap in san francisco we have the faster gap according to the berkley institution according our our own human services agency data our income gap rivals a third-world country and a little bit better than the country of guam the middle-income here in san francisco is shrinking between 1990 and 2012 those make between one and $50,000 a year choose 45 percent of the population the 340 percent day and meanwhile the percentage making under 25 percentage has grown and love
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one hundred dollars has grown in 1970 the middle-class anti numbered the middle-income today in the country those living on the poverty line and wealthy outnumber of middle-income none can go - we see this on the streets we see when we see tents lined up next to condolences with household making 200 plus thousand dollars a year not luxury the market-rate we see it when we see homeless outing outside of the quarters of goldstein we want to reverse this trend no better way than by investing in our citizens and rays the likelihood of conceding
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in the bay area and let's not not only increase the chances to making it to middle-income if usual struggling to stay here higher education is 0 not a death sentence now the students have the largest student debt it is shameful to raise and family and one day maybe a decent pension we have a legacy in san francisco of being bold and progressive we're one of the first cities to the country that marry gay couples even though it is against the law and universal health care and the first city in the country so is that all workers in san francisco should make at the minimum $15 an hour
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by 2018 that's heartbreaking time here in the country for many americans who believe in equality trumps rise to make america great promised discrimination is krish8 hard for many of us to swallow i think your country needs san francisco more than ever to be the beacon of light and this sth should be investment for all of us and not just some of us and second our responsible grows because we're one of the most we're one of the wealthiest cities in the word that means we can't only dream up but afford to pay for them many municipalities across the country would love to do this
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can't afford to fan sisters for their city as we can here today so i argue that free city college shouldn't be tested and phased in we should make that happen this year because we can i want to address the final question which is are we obligated to dedicate this for city college and a promise to the citizens i want to go over the history of the policy last december at exactly this time i transferred the drafting of an ordinance that increases our real estate luxury transfer tax and called this a share package we should assess those who have proved the most to pay a little bit more to make san francisco for others if you're fortunate to be one of the few individuals that can sell a building of a
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home for $5 million or more hard to argue it is based on our sole work the reason property is to softball is because we made the city great that everyone wants to live and work getting the value of our property we're asking you to sharing back into the city and into the community as we created that zaul to help to make the city for all of us next 4 months drafting this is how we can invest the $44 million that that revenue measure was expected to generate and supplement talking in the community and reaching out the obvious choice given the bodies with the supervisors is affordable housing but we passed a $360 million
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housing bond and labor approached our office instead of subsidizing why not put more money into the san franciscans and labor counsel on 2121 said why not make city college free-for-all san franciscans now as someone that is proud to be the author of the minimum wage ordinance by the way, passed 37 percent in 2014 i want to say when we talk about putting more money more than raises the minimum wage freezing minimum wage will not raise people to the middle-income that raised people out of december tuition this is not enough to survive in san francisco but this is what we do know about city college the average jobs available for a graduate of city college here in san francisco today is $11,000 more if that
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same individual with just a high school diploma and so when we talk about what that invested it is truly an investment in helping people change their life circumstances i want to thank again laborer council 2121 for bringing this proposal to us today and emphasis everyone in this room we're not asking for a handout not asking so for general fund dollars what we did we are proposing new revenue dollars we brought forth and thank you to the 10 members of the board we asked you to make it contrary that was our intention to make those dollars dedicateded to making city college free we fought we campaigned and door knocked and phone banked for this money and didn't do that to
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solve the woe the city but make city college free i keep hearing over and over the mayor is not obligated to make proposition yes not a single wood in the cost that references from the city college but didn't mean the voters didn't provide a mandate to make city college free first of all by state law we are prktd from dedicating dollars if a real estate transfer tax we were prohibited by law if actually putting that into the language of ordinance and it is true with while there are some voters that read the ordinance before voting i'll say the vast majority get their information from the ballot arguments from the official proponent and opposition argument from our newspapers to from our website and from social media
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the ballot statement are official proenltsd and even the official proponent argument all reference city college every website and political marital and poster referencing free city college whether the chronicle that opposed it or endorsed it the revenue was designed to make city college free frankly, i find this child it and a by reason of of political talk i believe that voters voted by someone to tell me the majority of voters when we were not checking off the ballot measures they especially\know that that was intended to make city college free here today so colleagues mill asking you to do something streertd one to vote
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for the supplemental appropriation of 900-0000 that guarantees that every san franciscan will have an opportunity to go to city college for free their recent public high school graduates and need additional training or classes or seniors that want to take credit courses to there their skills and asking you after that vote to ask the mayor to do the same and inform appropriate the money that the voters asked to make city college freer here today let's make san francisco not justice the first of many things but another first, let's make san francisco the first city to make city college free colleagues, i ask for your support i want to thank and recognize many of the folks in the room that made in responsible and the first is 2121 and tim and
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(calling names) our laborer counsel the charter school of ask this and all 7 trustees of the city college board of trustees the students of university of california, san francisco it came out to campaign so more students can join you in the fall and united educators and bobby lopez and others fro organizing this today colleagues, i want to take the opportunity for us to have a conversation here today what that means to make san francisco great and hopefully in our leadership to make that cry great by investing in our people. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, supervisor kim -
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thank you - >> (clapping.) >> thank you thank you, everyone and to members of the public i just want to remind you that we have a board rule there are no accountable impressions allowed in the chamber we go know your enthusiastic about free city college i ask you allow me and my colleagues to have this discussion you'll please hold our applause in our interested in the support wave our hand or interested in expressing your december approval thumps down but please allow us to have this conversation. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you supervisor president london breed. >> want to acknowledge
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commissioner kim we've been talking about this for months i appreciate the spirit of free city college obviously like to see funded i have concerns about having a one up conversation about the $9 million appropriation i fully support i as i mentioned discussions around new programs in the context of our city budget i say this as the chair of budget committee we have to make tough convoys and while i appreciate some of the contempt we don't need to make choices the reality is not true i don't want to support one of appropriations without identified and having come forth with proposals about a plan how to fund it. >> and it comes to this proposal. >> we sit here today i don't believe that my children or parents for example, should be attending free city college
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courses that's a better use of taxpayers dollars i believe we have as a city we've been meeting that the mayor's office of budget and not only this shortfall but approximately $4 million we're facing over the next two fiscal years if it the the budget we signed and voted for one of my top priorities as we talk about rebalboa to address homelessness that to me a fundamental rule of the city government where our tax dollars should be going as we talk about the veto in november i see voters sent a mandate they want to address homelessness 67 percent of san franciscans vote for that priority and 61 voted for prop w i present the comments and know we have a disagreement but not buy the
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argument regardless of how many times voters sent a message for additional taxed he does building i want to be clear he hear daily about the need to get people off the streets and to insure we're safe in our homes no by supporting this we're supporting the request outside of our normal budget we're making a conscious decision what i believe and consider to be vital resources and programs that our city most vulnerable don't think we have identified the sources for many of the things to get people off the streets including the forming homeless to be more sufficient look i know the votes are here we believe we'll be making a mistake that that said i want to
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acknowledge those very much appreciate our dedication. >> thank you, supervisor farrell supervisor yee. >> thank you supervisor president london breed i'll keep my comments shorter supervisor kim. >> first of all, supervisor kim if you asked the question why not test k through 12 in the case of san francisco would be prek through 12 then you'll probably be asked to be the secretary of education by donald trump (laughter). >> first of all, when i finished high school at the galileo in san francisco i was promised a city college free intuition and if it was not for that i wouldn't have gone to college something that i knew - like
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many other people if it was not there we would have gone to work it is one thing to say try to get people off the streets and in the - for those that were able to go beyond high school it keeps individuals off the street so i just wanted to say that i was promised a free tuition at the city college and want to keep admit promise to san franciscans of tomorrow workforce the same opportunities that i received. >> thank you commissioner yee, supervisor avalos.
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>> thank you supervisor president london breed first of all, i want to graduating congratulate the coalition to support free city college that is remarkable all those months you've been work together on w and for the resolution we have before us for free city college supplemental appropriation for city college we wouldn't be able to get this far without you and he really want to appreciate appreciate supervisor kim's comments introducing today's discussion and just to hear all the work that went into building the coalition and working on this policy and just the arguments i've heard about you know why is it so important what i heard was new in terms of framing framing and looking at the education system was like and needed for the opportunity in the 20th century compared to
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the 21st century i'm blown away by the argument without this is essentially, we still provide this level of free education to all residents in san francisco we yeah, we have to make tough choices i feel like over the past maybe 2010 we haven't made tough choices on the budget it is hard to balance the budget but looking at the budget we've pass in 2009 and 2010 when we had a $5600 million deficit the board of supervisors reprogrammed $42 million and $40 million in those years we have a $500 million deficit we balanced budget and then we've seen our budget grow by
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$4 billion since 2009 and 2010 and we have much smaller deficits to close and sometimes minimal we had had prior tip of the iceberg the budget for the board of supervisors we came up with 15 maybe $3 million in general fund compared to 40 and $42 million this year we actually city collegeed budget we prioritized and we look at the budget to add things we want to spend not necessarily to look at what we're going to defund to fund other things but we're in that time that is time to look at prioritization we came together as a stir to put w on the ballot we came together to promote w before that as well we came to together to put j and k on the ballot and sad with the mayor's office and
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supervisor farrell and supervisor wiener and question decided we'll all compromise to put j and k on the ballot w was separate we had a conversation what w will be generated and also pay for and that was street trees and had a measure prop e about street trees to make sure the aide will take the responsibility for street trees and sidewalks that passed unanimously as well that was not a great set aside it was a harder measure to pass not as hard as w but an important measure to pass so we all came together colleagues and supported 11 zero putting prop e on the ballot knowing the major source to handle the streets and
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sidewalks would be from prop w we came together because the mayor has not pulled the strings on prop e that will continual we'll have trees and sidewalks covered well, i want consistency we all work knowing that prop w was street trees and city college therefore see city college fund and level we've exterminate and it is really he disconcerting to see how much effort has gone in and how meaningful to see city college supported in san francisco there was a parcel tax on the ballot that showed how much people care we put a parcel tax the parcel tax pass higher than prop q that goes against homeless people we. >> saw that, yes people in san francisco according to our
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property tax care more about removing tents from the city we we've got a lot more work to do probation j mentioned we is a mandate we need to fund i don't think this is the sources and shouldn't be the source we've work together on different deals to make sure the city college and street trees and transportation all the services moving forward and step back to that and making other tough choices to balance the budget we have to defund things so my last day on the board of supervisors i'm introducing an ordinance that will allow us to fund many different things a way to have a way to negotiate how we deappraise certain things and ii
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won't be here but moved on the priorities that the voters made happen i'm sorry for taking so long i appreciate all the work we've done openly on all the priorities to make sure we put our priorities forward and deprioritize so things can happen. >> thank you supervisor avalos supervisor tang thank you supervisor avalos for our comments and, of course, want to first of all, acknowledge supervisor kim and our amazing staff i think that there is none to deny how important community college education he join you in the spirit of what you're trying to achieve here supervisor avalos mentioned difficult choices i made a personal difficult choices i'm not a fan of supplementals having but have sent this i intend to support
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the supplemental but the details question disagree a little bit but not too much to ask for more details of behind the program when it was not too long agree there were financial problems with the community college he support the goal but details about the program i want to see happen i don't want to speak for the mayor by in terms of the appropriations for this year at minimum to support the two counselors and be able to get a web portal up and running this is the right take track to get the program started i want to make sure if it is free community college it is sustainable what i am from the gwen of the conversation he was
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uncomfortable we backings a free program open a volatile revenue source one way or another that is incredible and tremendous in light of this program that all of you want to happen that you supported that you went out there and get the revenue source on the ballot i commend you but have to remember it is a volatile but we'll build the resources what happens when the revenue increases we hope it will what happens when tuition increases; right? those are the details i hope we'll sort out the first i've heard what happens ohio was literally on the wednesday at the budget committee more communication between how city college staff to see how all the details that he plan to roll out and, of
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course, mentioned what happens in the 234uz today about city college there is financial issues we need to sort through and if we are providing this amount of money from the general fund to see the details behind the expenditures so i'll leave it at that but again want to acknowledge the trembles work with supervisor kim's office and all of you putting into this particular measure. >> thank you supervisor tang supervisor cowen. >> thank you good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, as supervisor kim mentioned obviously november 8th was a historic day the majority of san franciscans voted in good faith to pass prop w and anticipating that the money will go towards
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making city college assessable for everyone this city we talk about this making more and more less liveable for middle and low income and working-class people public education in my opinion is psychological it is critical to insure that all residents can live here can compete, and can compete in our city's economy and this is particularly true when we think about the southeast neighborhood in district 10 so i recognize the significant contribution that city college creates and pathway for social and moeshth for the social and market moeshlt of people whether they're seniors or speaking english as a second language or it is for people not everyone
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has the money or more importantly the network to assess higher education and that means they end up less qualified quite frankly most times overlooked for good paying jobs in my mind making city college assessable is not unrelated to our homeless crisis i think there a direct correlation about the public safety scissor how many people have an county i tuesday night to uplift themselves we must investment investment in all higher education doing everything we can to close the wealth go up no person 0 should end up on the street due to economic problems that is important to grow
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households income and sustain the future of san francisco so for this reason i'll supporting supervisor kim's proposal. >> thank you. >> thank you supervisor cowen supervisor peskin thank you madam president and colleagues, i rise to say what i've said pubically a number of times and associate mooechz with supervisor kim and supervisor avalos a deal is a deal a promise is promise far be it for us to second example the voters while prop w didn't specifically reference city college 10 out of the 11 members of this board specifically voted for the payment for this whether there were voter that voted or it will go to city college or this is a representation and promise i made when i joined with the
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majority of this body in pga those 3 instrument for me this is simple i think we've been told we asked the voters a question they gave us an answer we don't have wiggle room as far as i'm concerned, relative to the before you gety constraint look i was on this board a decade ago when the budget was half as large tour workforce was 3,000 individuals less on is payroll there are many ways we can absorb this this is prop w we video competing and social available priorities we can do that balancing act your mandate is extremely clear. >> thank you supervisor peskin
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supervisor campos. >> thank you, very much. i'll be very brief the examiner had a story about that item the medical cannabises said mayor ed lee was to buy the board of supervisors by not supporting city college i don't think that was actually, the right headline i think the headline to be mayor ed lee will advise the supporter of san francisco by not supporting city college this is not a difficult on or about not a tough choice the fact the voters have spoken but beyond that when you look at the issue of inequality i believe is the simple most important issue not only facing san francisco but the entire country the great equalizer is education, education is the key to closing that inequality and if we don't
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do 24 in san francisco where in this country so i'm proud to support this item i think that is very unfortunate that open this issue the mayor is trying to talk about out of both sides of his mouth you can't say you supported city college can't have it both ways i actually think that is ironic people talk about voting down this item as a matter of fiscal responsibility how fiscal to deny access to education the one thing that connects gives opportunity to some of the folks that are struggling in the city if you want to be fiscally responsible invest in education the more you invest the more fiscally responsible you're doing let's do the right thing and fellow the intent of the
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voters thank you. >> thank you supervisor campos supervisor kim. >> thank you supervisor president london breed just some final words on the debate we've heard in the crux that is about our current budgetary road and the finances should be utilized for what given the failure of prop k thank you to supervisor avalos it is his last meeting and he's trying to fund our homeless services and make city college free and protect our trees in san francisco working to make sure we can all win in the budgetary process i had a question for the controller's office and first of all, thank ben rosenfield along with the staff of (calling names) for all of their work on the measure over the course of a year now we have put you to work and task and thank you for responding to us i want to ask given i think the fact that the
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sales tax revenue 20 didn't pass we were depend on to fund the homeless services and use prop w for the funding of free city college do we currently have enough money in our current fiscal year to make that program free in 2017 as planned and promised and as well as funding the homeless service 24/7 january and june of this fiscal year. >> supervisors ben rosenfield controller the loss of sales tax one and $37 million of loss we've discussed as the and elsewhere there are other revenues in the current year so, yes there is money available in the current year to support the appropriation from my perspective the discussion here regarding this program and services trees and those things
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it largely a conversation regarding not the current fiscal year but the next fiscal year the city has projected a shortfall of approximately $120 million to grow up any spending for this program or homeless services or street trees is automated in the mayor's office plan in the current year and to spend additional money increases the shortfall to spend less decreases the shortfalls but i encourage you to look at those issues that effect the budget year and beyond. >> i want to emphasis that point there is a way to make sure we can all win in the budget cycle and make sure our priorities are met and the conversation for the next fiscal year look at everyone in the pot not just freeing ask this and
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homelessness but all of the priorities and determine how we best spend down next 4 years budget and again colleagues thank you all so much for your support i implore and the mayor's office to join us this is so importantly not just because of promise but really an opportunity for us to dig deep and investment in our city and confront the conundrum that effects the cities nation wide a shrinking middle-income how we can reinvest in our community and i really think that it is incumbent us policymakers to think about how we solve the big problems and rethinking the status quo of prek through 12 public education we have that opportunity to do that we're fortunate to be part of this
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city that has at resources and wealth to make the beacon of light for the rest of country so colleagues again, i want to thank all the members of the public and again on the entire board of trustees of city college the city college administrators and 2121, the free corresponding committee and the city college solidarity committee jobs for justice, and the san francisco labor counsel thank you for giving us the opportunity to be able to have this debate at the board chambers today thank you very much. >> thank you call the roll. >> on item 9. >> supervisor tang supervisor yee. >> supervisor avalos. >> supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowe
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supervisor farrell no supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin there are 9 i's and one no with supervisor farrell in december sent. >> the ordinance is passed on the first reading. >> (clapping.) >> again, thank you everyone for being here and congratulations supervisor kim and thank you for your leadership it is now past 2:30 several 2:30 accommodations in you plan to exit the chamber do so quietly first up for the accommodations is supervisor peskin. >> thank you madam president and colleagues can couple of weeks ago on thursday december the first in the afternoon i was at washington square unveiling a
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plaque i vetoed for honoring the washington square and in the middle i saw one radio car and another radio car shooting down columbus avenue and heard 28 engine coming out of the station and saw an ambulance racing and more police cars and realized something was wrong all over the place texted our central station captain david lazzaro and notified me a young boy who was looked like he was dying on the corner of lombard and stockton street i rushed a couple of blocks over there and witnessed truly home share romantic work 2009 arithmetic and the fire station under the leadership of captain and a lot of cops that secured the area that is a young
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are 13-year-old boy that was experiencing heart failure on the muni boo bus and the officers secured did area that was amazing to pump his e pump his heart and gym oxygen later than this night i went to supervisor peskin can i interrupt you to the members of the public we're conducting business i want to ask the deputies to please close the door thank you. >> thank you 34579. >> at any rated has an happy ending this 13-year-old is alive and well and so awesome i want to take a moment to thank chief joanne hayes-white and her staff after xanz and thank you to the firefighters which was just breathtaking to watch as they were sticking i am had 9
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ambulance and transferring the kid from one firefighter to another and never stopped pumping he's heart to john to firefighter john, firefighter matt. >> firefighter medic doug all over the place medic james and firefighter eugene and one thing i want to thank you and captain lazarus and his officers here today, the awesome resource officer and came over from frankness middle school and jesus and sergeant and officer and officer hope, offers recovers o officer raymond and officer goggling begin and officer rose and officer
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(calling names) and i just want to say one thing about the cops they were interviewing other the kids on the bus and did that with such a gentle plan and the kids were crying and the officers were calming them down and getting statements thank you chief and thank you officers and firefighters i'm going to turn it over to chief joanne hayes-white thank you all from the bottom of my heart. >> chief joanne hayes-white in the san francisco fire department he know you were on scene december 1st and it exemplifies the great work the
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san francisco police department and fire department all about teamwork and public safety that was a particular touching day without the interference of the members it would have been a different story and 13-year-old boy that lost his life a critical intervening that was needed and like to acknowledge i know you'll hear 23 captain lazarus for all the men and women boo who put their lives on the line and i'm proud to work with the members gathered from station 258 and medics 64 they did phenomenal work one member of paramedics and wants to say a few words and happy to report that our public informational officer is here supervisor peskin i know you took a personal interests on this case you're concerned about the
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13-year-old boy his first name a derrick i'm proud to report he's out of the hospital because of men and women behind me and the intervene he needed i know he will not speak he left the ambulance side of the house and the cross training as a firefighter doubling u doug did an phenomenal job and matt visited derrick in the hospital and waited for me at cpmc so i could confront and support the mom i have a child with congenial heart issue that was a language barrier but luckily value we have members bilingual so dogging u doug step forward and the sentiment and support we have to i really
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appreciate our alm us and your continued to calls to see how he was doing supplement for acknowledging the great work of our great men and women in uniform. >> thank you. can i ask paramedic firefighter. >> i prepared a speech perhaps one minute and 30 seconds we are that on scene at a school with a skroud of chaplain around a boy on the sidewalk first all we thought not a considered but the crowd expected to go straight to the kidney but a quick second to grab any gear and then to assess the patient my worse fears it was a young boy no color to the face i lifted up the shirt no
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broebt and called and got ambulance here and station 28 captain gave me a shirt to give to derrick a miracle to see him setting up in bed, of course, for a 13-year-old boy he looked like he was ready to get out of this and go home with a smile on his face when i give him the t-shirt i'm happy to know that derrick will be okay and all the classmates and in the chain of survival in is this situation the training paid off you nathan do that thank you for keeping us
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current with the training and much credit to doug the senior medic that jumbled the call to provide life support starting an scene and continuing to the hospital pacific carla assistant apple scene and john and my crews on engine 28 sfpd for a exceptional job and code 3 police escort and also crowd control and the expertise of the staff at california medical center and the cardiology center thank you. >> thank you. >> (clapping.) >> good afternoon supervisor president london breed and members of the board supervisor peskin thank you so much on behalf the chief chaplin we're
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honored to be here as you mentioned supervisor you were on the scene probably before a lot of first responders. but as mentioned nothing short of a miracle i've been a police officer for 25 years and it is still rough to see those types of situations a young boy you think will not make that based on what you see but the sfwrept that are the home share roses and i've said this before the best fire department in this country in to the 9 world and see by today how well, we work together for public safety to make sure that you were protected and your folks were protected worthwhile you did the work and the school officer stumbled across derrick and the
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chief rode in the ambulance all the officers were involved. >> thank you for your good partnership and thankful for derrick as well thank you. >> thank you.
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>> (clapping.) >> thank you to each and every single one of you and congratulations we appreciate your service and with that, i want to call up supervisor cowen for our next accommodation we have after supervisor cowen 3 additional accommodations so in the interest of time can we please move it along. >> planning department. >> thank you supervisor cowen. >> is that a challenge. >> ladies and gentlemen, i'm excited to introduce to some of you and present to you the hot team how many of you guys know about the homeless outreach team a
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shout out to the homeless team. >> (clapping.) >> absolutely that is a team of folks making that happen so colleagues today i'm honoring a group of our city family that deserves very, very special recognition they're the san francisco homeless outreach team as long as sf hot joined by the entire hot team family today that excludes the b. and street medication and shelter health come forward right around this podium and microphone now the outreach team provides case management and services as well as housing the homeless people on the streets now thirty to through outreach medical services engagement advocacy they're dedicated to
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transitioning individual into a stable living and health care environment with access to services that promote great health and housing retention and reduce the vulnerability and the utilization of emergency services this team before you this team before you is dedicated and devoted. >> they worked twenty-four hours a day 7 days a week to executive e connect did homeless population to services and really do work when - really do the work that most of us can't imagine so the sf hot team has expertise in stability including mentally ill and flat outburst hopelessness those are the ambassadors of hope we want to say thank you and recognize
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overview for your service and i want to bring up mr. jim wagner the director the homeless team just to say a few words jim. >> (clapping.) >> mr. wagner before you speak i want to acknowledge supervisor avalos to see a few words about the hot team. >> i want to say as someone who's twhoz district has been ground zero on the homelessness i've had the honor and pleasure with working with so many of you especially in the last few months i've gone with some of you talking with people in the encampments i've seen first hand the amazing work that you do the way in which you deal with very complicated issues and the way you respect the dignity and humility r humanity and on
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behalf of the district i represent thank you, thank you god bless you you're doing god's work. >> thank you supervisor avalos. >> thank you and i used to say driving a muni vehicle is probably the toughest job in the city your presence remind me no that's not the case a lot of tough jobs probably one of the things when people call hot to come out they want people to disappear that's kind of what often the calls are they don't want the side the b. versus sleeping on the ground people call with some domination but recording to the human dignity and why people can find a place to live and often you get turned down with the offers
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you provide people or don't know what to do in terms of options for a person i want to say thank you for the work you do one of the most challenging things to do i'm not a social working but do a lot of community work i think one of the most challenging work with the social work you, you thank you very much for the services you provide for all san franciscans and we're blessed to have you. >> thank you supervisor avalos supervisor mar. >> (clapping.) >> thank you to all of you when i rind along with the hot team through the richard district there part of golden gate park or the greenbelt he guess what struck me, you know the people's names and background their needs you human in his and not demonize them through ballot
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issues when with marin hooker pass away fwra thanksgiving i know a number of you knew him and sensitive to him, i hope that feeling of compassion and empathy pass throat department thank you for an amazing feeling for the poach that don't have homes over their hazmat head and all the work i you do not only in the richmond. >> mr. wagner you have the floor. >> thank you. i wanted to start by thanking the san francisco board of supervisors for this wonderful honor a special thank you to supervisor cowen thank you for initially this and also for the nice reception beforehand i want to take this moment to especially thank my team just wonderful homeless outreach team you see before us. >> you guys work in the most
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challenging environments of san francisco and you work with the most underprivileged and disfachd human beings in the city with dignity and respect and most of all you do that with compassionate i'll be honored to be your director. >> thank you. >> again . >> (clapping.) >> next i'd like to invite jeff our director supervisors and supervisor cowen thank you very much for honoring this wonderful group of people we really appreciate our recognition of the hard work done by employees and members of the hot team you know there is overtime we read in the news about the new departments and
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the new department director and the sdpugs of hoeflsz rarely about the men and women are everyday working in our community working with the very challenged population that has a high-level of needs who are often been going ignored by people that build a shell around themselves and feel they're less than or not part of this community those wonderful folks their jobs to reach out the individuals to let them know their cared for and about i'm show honored to be able to work with those individual and grateful for you to recognize their fine work thank you very much. >> thank you for the great work you do. >> (clapping.) >> so jim on behalf of the whole
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hot team i'll present the certificate of honor in recognition of the dedication to serving our city's homeless population in honor of every single one of you your self-less dedication building bridges out of homelessness we thank you. >> (clapping.) >> okay. mr. wagner thank you, again. and your entire team you do so much for this city and appreciate our services congratulations again. >> (clapping.) >> okay with that, we'll go to our next accommodation supervisor kim if you're not ready i'll move to the next - okay supervisor kim is not ready supervisor campos. >> thank you madam president i
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believe that the folks are trying to get into the chamber. >> okay. >> if. >> so supervisor mar also has accommodation. >> thank you if - >> yes. >> are you ready supervisor mar. >> yes. colleagues today, we're honoring shape up sf for over 10 years advancing public health department and can mary ann and christine and robert 0 please come forward. >> these incredible leaders from shape up sf have's collectively steadier our city towards the most progressive and public health department policies in the country found temple years ago over 10 years ago in 2006 shape sfta sf has
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respond to confront disease from the low income community and people of color shape sf has quoted to shack that up i call it disruptive of the - they call it shaking it up to support people in the communities that ethnic healthy early they've had a huge impact on me personally i used to drink sodas writing like crazy but knowing them and how they live and their advocacy has changing me and my family as well i want to also say when i first met them i knew little and learned so many but is to have to learn and thank you to them changing my family's eating and
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knowledge i know we'll live horizon because of shape up has adapted the strategy like partnering with the local neighborhoods especially the most impacted neighborhoods to create a city where choices have become the norm i think internal revenue initiative strategies their dominant building a wellness in san francisco community i also want to acknowledge that one of their key successes has been expanding access to healthier and affordable foods for the sale of retail outlets in low income communities with healthy sf our health corner store 9 stores were redesigned to include fresh produce and hearther drinks and the selling of juxtaposing food and they've
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ruled in an average of the 11 thousand pieces of produce we're hoping to expand 24 beyond a doubt the bayview and hunters point to other neighborhoods since their launch we've increased by 5 hundred percent the number of physical education 59 increase 2, 3, 4 biking in schools thanks to 9 welcome ymca and increase in walking to school with your safe routines to school and the rock and roll partners in the commission thank you to the steering committee for serving for the justice advocates and for educating me and many of us on the breath and depth of their work and knowledge of their systems stwhafr been working behind the sceneries media office has helped with their leadership in
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making a lot of the changes on a citywide level to receive this accommodation chief executive officer jeff in the ymca from the y from san francisco health improvement partnership and former co-chairs i want to acknowledge christine and mary ann and on the staff from shape up sf and here the steering committee and our former committee member with the supervisor cowen's with the american heart association and from the center of vinyl population from ucsf amazing, amazing work and others (calling names) of the public health department and you're vision zero committee they are the champions of healthy san francisco i want to
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allow us to have a few minutes to have them as a a few words open on behalf of shape up sf and supervisor mar the modest i didn't you've approached our accommodation is note worth of who you are as a leader in the city on the retirement from this body we mourn that we also know this this body is in the greatest hands in terms of leadership to allow any single supervisor would be a mistake overview of you had carried the banner for public health department and an active partnership as leader of our city is noteworthy i think that is important that within the framework of our public health department and how self-partnership the 3 pilars of safety and assess of healthy
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eating and testify living are working in a coalition way in order to make san francisco the healthiest place in the united states san francisco is blessed by coalitions and the coalitions that really work for public interesting interests that address the social justice are the ones that that survive we know we're in challenging times but know that san francisco, california sewer mount those challenges if we learn how to build bridges and find effective ways to make san francisco healthy i mean, i'll yield the mike to my co-sponsors. >> supervisor mar and entire board we are very thankful and grateful to be able to partner with you all to provide better access to particularly those
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communities that stricken to assess food period but ultimately struggle to have food regularly so the partnership to provider access to healthy food is important to the bayview and the tenderloin communities we look forward to more of that work across san francisco and thankful for the opportunity to increase the access to public drinking water in public stations that be installed and partnering with you to do more of that so folks can have seals to clean drinking water that are more and more important we all know that water is a life and scarce and much more scarce we looked forward to partnering with you assess for free drinking water thank you for your partnership and your support of this work to make the
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healthy and easy it choice in san francisco thank you. >> (clapping.) >> good afternoon. i'm the former co-chair but for the shape up san francisco my comments will address the soda tax we are extremely extremely grateful for your support in insuring this tax initiative that affected our communities for the longest we truly appreciate the concern you've deemed in this area because a mexican-american ass are the communities of polar that have been targeted by the soda 12ri without our support. >> our concern and your advocacy we wouldn't have what we have now and he thank you, my family thanks you and thank you so very much we look forward to your continued support to insure
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that our communities are healthy once again and happy holidays to all of you thank you. >> (clapping.) >> yes, we know your fit supervisor mar. >> (laughter). >> thank you, again for your work and congratulations with that, supervisor campos our final accommodation of today. >> thank you very much madam chair and it is an honor for me to call upon a groheroesm
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proud to say i'm the son of a - i'm proud i'm honoring an incredible group of janitors that are part of a pretty challenging campaign to sexual harassment and enough is enough women janitors who are alone at night who are risking of assault and women that are undocumented and live and work in the shadows and women who work in isolation unfortunately are threatened in their job place everyday and every night as tarts for assault and harassment i know from my own experience seeing my mom and the job speaking out as an undocumented janitor not an easy
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thing to do. and this year these women those janitors broke the silence had the courageous speaking that is not discussed and i can tell you ♪ industry you have a lot of latino men and women that a lot of last but not least women speaking out is not something that you're supposed to do and the women we're honoring today are leaders in the caption to pass ab 1978 we're proud to say was a bill that was complained by assembly member gonzales into san diego it mandate training for janitors and their supervisors on assault and sexual assault and violence and human trafficking ab 1978
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creates a registry for janitorial contractor to bad actors and repeat oofrndz cannot do work ♪ area this is from for immigrants right and anyone that cares about human rights in general again, the women i'm honoring today are women who really took a great deal of courage and risk by coming forward not all of the ones that were part of that stricken could be here today, we have how much of them here 415 to become they've learned about workplace culture the regulations, they learned about
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internal pissed depression and post trauma behavioral and how in support of survives for every single one of the janitor there are tens of thousands holding that pain inside who are afraid to come forward >> supervisors and dirty contractors prey an those women it is difficult to come forward they're poor their undocumented, what they didn't release is how courageous those women are and notwithstanding the challenges they should had the courage to come forward by saying enough is enough those incredible women are changing the culture that allows harassment and assault to happen no time to waste every year the state of california 17 thousand assaults of women in
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the workplace 17 thousand there is no excuse to wait i'm proud they made that happen we want to say a couple of words in
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spanish. >> (speaking spanish.) >> sociohere to accept the certificate of the united service workers west the vice president and dean martin the political coordinator i want to read the names and ask denise and jane to say a few words
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(calling names). >> with that, if you can please come forward and let's giving them a round of commissioner hasz . >> (clapping.) >> thank you to all the board of supervisors for your support and for the acknowledgement question accept that award on behalf of the people present and many survives of assault in the equip and on behalf of the many women from the janitorial industry who work hard everyday we represent u s w w many jafrnts across the state working in the state of california when we came across- we were coming up to the bargaining statewide agreement we wanted to make sure as you as
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union were you were doing something on behalf of all janitors because of the courage of the women that step forward and told her they are story and the conversations feasible we able work too big really get and manipulating and janitor behind us and able to work request community organizations that work on women respect issues and the elected leaders this thought that is important to get the bill passed overwhelmingly support and your governor to sign the bill we have women that fast for 5 days to call attention to this on or about and call attention and say the word rape it happened an the night shift that needs to stop
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happening over and over other than behave the brave women and on behalf of others we accept this and will continue to work hard for workers that often don't have a voice i want to pass the mike to one of the our member leaders our leader guadalupe i'll translate for her. >> (speaking spanish.) >> so guadalupe wants to say to you to the board of supervisors for the
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acknowledgement thank you to our elected leader in san francisco that step forward and voted to center this law pass and on behalf of her and herself as a janitor that works on the night shift she is happy now has the tools to support other fellow coworkers that maybe afraid to talk. >> how to support when there is an issue and within here membership the coworkers once again thank you, thank you very much and continue to work together to uplift hard working people in california.
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>> (clapping.) >> thank you to every single one of you for your service. >> (clapping.) >> and again congratulations. >> okay. that concludes our accommodation for today, we we'll ton to our agenda several 3:00 p.m. special orders at this time i will ask madam clerk we
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have the first 3:00 p.m. accommodation please call that item. >> item 3 it through 35 compose the public hearings for the decision of public works dated september 2014 approving a two unit condominium project on avenue that pausing has been open if 2016 and items 33 through 35 the motions with that incentive map appeal. >> supervisor campos and this probably is an item broken records in terms of the number of times it continued we have been awaiting for rotation added california superior court and finally a date for this item to
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be heard and acted on in superior court and in another yet i guess record breaking move i have to with that in mind ask that the item be continued to a date in october of next year october 2nd, 2015, there is a court date for august in 2015 and to give it the time to be adjudicateed i hereby move to continue this to 2015 by that point i think that supervisor avalos and supervisor mar and i will have turned into pump kins the new board will have to deal that that that's my motion. >> supervisor campos i'm going to ask you move to did meeting of october 3rd the tuesday of 2017 i'm sorry i don't know what i was thinking he meant october 3rdrd.
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>> is there a second. >> seconded by supervisor yee and before we vote on the continuance are there members of the public comment 13e6k about the continuance seeing none, public comment is closed. this hearing is closed or leaving it on supervisor campos for clarity so public comment is closed. about the continuance and colleagues, can we continue to the meeting 2017 without objection, without objection this item will be continued to the meeting of october 3rd, 2017. >> madam clerk please call our next 3:00 p.m. special orders. >> comprise the special order for a public hearing of persons interested in the proposed project on fulsome street to allow the demolition avenue 3, second story to us and the
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construction after a 40 foot residential building and the determination of exemption from the environmental review proved by the mravgsz in 2016 this public hearings has been continued open from november 2016 items 37 through 39 are the months ago socialized with that ceqa exemption and madam president items 40 through 43 would you like me to call those items. >> okay items 40 through 43 the special orders for persons interested in the certification of the conditional use authorization for the 75 fulsome street project and items 41 through 343 are the motions with the conditional use authorization. >> supervisor campos. >> thank you very much madam president continent with the actions we've taken with
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respect to a prior project that also involved a project that is within the latino cultural district this is additional information and with respect to this project that is located within the district with that in my mind i want to make a motion to continue this item to january 10, 2017. >> supervisor campos has made a motion to continue this item to the meeting of january, 10 mind is there a second. >> seconded by supervisor yee. >> is there any public comment on this seeing none, public comment is closed. >> colleagues without objection without objection this item will be continued to the meeting of january 10, 2017. >> madam clerk please call the next 3:00 p.m. special order. >> items comprise the hearing of persons from interested in
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the determination of exemption from the environmental review there the ceqa as a categorical exemption by the planning department approved in 2016 for a proposed project located on fulsome street to allow the construction of the $23,000 single-family residences on two vacant lots and next are the motions associated with that exemption. >> colleagues supervisor campos is sclfltd out this appeal because of residency motion a motion to excuse supervisor campos moved and seconded colleagues without objection supervisor campos is excused okay are there any other - supervisor peskin madam president and i'll like to
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continue this to january 10th as well for one reason that is whether a pallet or project sponsor you still need 6 votes now we have the members in order to make that a fair hearing regardless of where people vote a full compliment or at least 10 supervisors in this case with the it seems unfair to the project sponsor and the appellant i'll make a motion to continue this to january 10th as well. >> okay supervisor peskin has made a motion to continue it it item is there an item seconded by supervisor farrell before i entertain just for clarity supervisor peskin has the appellant or the project sponsor reached out and requested a continuance? >> i don't know. >> okay. >> and - you don't know. >> i see a bunch of people i
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don't know if they're for the appellant or project sponsor but. >> give us a thumbs up. >> are there members with the appellant group and the sponsoring group can i please hear your thoughts whoever the representative is just to be clear that both parties are prepared to go through 24 hearing at this time and i'm not aware of a requester for a continuance so i'd like to hear from both the appellant as well as the project sponsor on your thoughts of that continuance before we move forward and please be brief. >> thank you madam president and supervisors ryan on behalf of the appellants he confirm the appellant all the appellants have jointly requested a continuance with the project sponsor another attorney with the project sponsor is here as well. >> thank you. >> supervisor president london
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breed and members of the board on behalf of the project sponsor indeed that request was made 1:30 this afternoon that's why supervisor peskin is not aware we requested that. >> thank you. >> and so supervisor peskin. >> and if the appellant and the project sponsor agree to the 24 that is fine too i was not aware of the request. >> well, let's stick to the tenth if we need to continue it at this time we'll do that. >> i heard one of the parties say they've married a request i don't know if other members seen it but i know what i heard they wanted the 24 from the pardon and appellant we have one hearing on the tenth. >> would you last week to amend our motion to the 24th street of january.
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>> so moved. >> and seconded by - any member of the public that want to provider public comments on the continuance seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, can we take that without objection, without objection this item will be moved to the meeting of january 24th call the next 3:00 p.m. special item. >> special order 3:00 p.m. for the public hearings to consider the respect for the term ending 24, 2018. >> okay. colleagues this hearing is no longer necessary since mr. chang submitted a resignation that i would really appreciate that he did so and ask the mayor will make a appointment make more qualified appointment and i'll make a
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motion to table this item moved by the supervisor yee and seconded by supervisor peskin colleagues without objection, without objection this item has been tabled. >> all right. madam clerk let's go to our agenda where we left off after item number 9. >> oh, i did not i apologize okay. is there a motion to rescind the vote moved that he supervisor peskin and seconded by supervisor farrell colleagues without objection, without objection the last veto has been rescinded i forgot to take public comment anyone wish to comment who want to provide public comment on this item seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, can we take that without objection without objection - that item has been tabled unanimously
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all right. madam clerk back to item number ten. >> item 10 to authorize the department of elections for the fourteenth amendment to extend through 2018 and increase the total not to exceed amount if 19 plus million dollars to approximately $21. million. >> reinforcement on item 10. >> supervisor tang supervisor yee. >> supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin there are 10 i's.
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>> okay. this passes unanimously on the first reading supervisor cowen. >> thank you very much for recognizing john is here he wanted to recognize him the director of the department of elections and i actually wanted to ask him a couple of questions before that he took the vote sirens we - and we can make a motion to rescind and have the motion. >> supervisor cowen made a motion to rescind colleagues without objection, without objection that obsolete has been rescinded i apologize. i missed our name on the roughest. >> no apologize needed thank you for jones us today, there are i've heard from one particular group of advocates proposing that we we're dealing with we cut the proposed time in half by 50 percent and reached you out to our office and didn't have an opportunity to hear from
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you thank you for being here shed some light to cut it from two yearlings down to woven year is that feasible or fear while excuse me - we have fair how it can be implemented with more transparency. >> if we can. >> please identify yourself. >> john for elections san francisco if we cut even though term to one year essentially we'll have a system under place for no scheduled elections and no system in place for the year with two scheduled elections eventually have to start the process over again to get a system in place for 2018 by having the term continue for two years this allows for the city to have a system mr. place
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through 2018 and also for the city to begin the development or the process he mentioned and bucket hearing last week where it will create antes an rfp to identify a consultant that can don't an in depth study for the timelines what they costs based on the open sources software so having two years give us the security of a system in place with elections also gives time to start the process for developing a voting system thank you very much thank you for allowing me the opportunity to ask that question. >> seeing no other names on the roster, madam clerk on the item can you please call the roll. >> on item 10 and supervisor tang supervisor yee supervisor avalos
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supervisor breed. >> supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin there are 10 i's. >> the ordinance passed unanimously on the first reading next item. >> item 11 an ordinance to amend the administrative code for the fines and fees of the public library. >> colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection the ordinance passes unanimously on the firefighters first reading. >> item 12 to urge the department of homelessness to adapt a 5 year plan to reduce homeless. >> supervisor farrell. >> madam president i'll be brief colleagues bad actor back in 2004 we adapted to abolish the chronic homelessness the later on strategy 80 for addressing an issue and despite the main goals by creating over
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new units and adapting the first strategy it is persistent we have a navigation center and we've created a new department which has been layers focused but since 2014 we've been without a long term rent strategy that is you're going our new department of homelessness to support to create a 5 year plan to reduce the homeless and dr. came in last week and thank you to the gentleman for his support when we started his job and moving forward we need a new written long term plan to address this issue i want to see a long term strategy and feel has a high-level of doubt
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accountability all over the place ask for your support. >> thank you commissioner pearlman supervisor yee. >> i want to just to be clear sometimes, we say strategy plan people have a notion of what it is we heard that came up request the strategic - strategy approach in which it goes by april i guess so i'm not disagreeing but want to make sure i understand. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you and supervisor yee you're absolutely correct this is irregularly the department to engage with the gentleman he's committed and hopefully present back to us at the board once frrmentd and more time we're voting on a long term
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strategy and work together at city hall. >> seeing no other names on the roster, colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection the vices a adapted unanimously item 13 and item 13 a resolution to set policies for wells fargo with remedies go from the controller to urge the city department to require wells fargo to have a plan for commissioner melgar's who are engaging in future business is wells fargo to further urge the retirement board to urge the city attorney and the don't have to vegetate wells fargo and other banks to urge the tax clerk to establish a responsible banking ordinance and urging the comptroller to exposure if wells fargo national charter should be resupervisor campos. >> colleagues that resolution was transferred a media and a
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half ago from the scandal is wells fargo bank has been involved in it is tloefrdz if as well bank opened up all kinds of their consumers accounts as far as new account for consumers and credit cards without their concept that constituted fraud in the city of los angeles and city attorney working with the cooler had found a widespread violation and have a penalty one hundred million dollars penalty from the corral of the currency office that is the latest scandal as a result in san francisco our treasurer jose cisneros suspended the effort working with wells fargo and the bank on san francisco program a
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literacy program in the city prior we've known that wells fargo bank as wrapped the country with several scandals resulting in african-american and latino household all across the country not getting support and poor service in internal revenue hurldz effort to maintain in their mortgages against foreclosure and we've seen them actually raise and lower interest rates and willy-nilly that resulted in many people losing their homes and actually committed fraud with our federal government providing hud loans that were actually loans that were stockholder to hud with completely misinformation over and over again we've seen wells fargo as a bad player
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bernie sanders talked about banks that are too big to fail the k if wells fargo has been deference at all levels to the state and look like time after time bailed out wells fargo wells fargo is bailing us not bailing us out but failing us miserably we should be creating sanctions against wells fargo they drautsd u defrauded customers and bankrupted families and city's in the wake we need a different approach in san francisco this resolution is about cutting ties with many of the services the city and county of san francisco receives from wells fargo and i do have some amendments here i'll be proposing here today, we got a report if the
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controller's office about where we have our closet ties to work and services from wells fargo we want to thank ben rosenfield and the controller's office for putting together that document for us which we've all received colleagues a represents that we don't cut wells fargo from underwriting our bonds and that is a significant service because as a result of taking away working with wells fargo we will see that the bonds bids might come in at a higher level that meet cost the city more but as a compromise i'd like to have the treasurer's office ask wells fargo to talk about the impacts of their fraudulent activities on san franciscans that was asked about a merger with wells fargo wells fargo has not respondents last week as well we have a representative from equally was here in committee
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talked about working with the city by we've seen no. much work together the city on behalf of the wells fargo towards the city answering the questions is where he about the magnitude of san franciscans that have been impacted by their fraudulent activities and what measures wells fargo will take to recommend that so what the amendment to give a certain amount of for equally to report to us and then make a decision later to actually cut welcoming wells fargo from handing our bond under where else with our requests for transparent so you have before you an amendment as a whole that includes that language i'll read other language negative impact here as well for our resolution page 4 lines 6, through 11
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whereas the budget committee subcommittee december 7, 2016, hearing on the this resolution jim president of the bay area says that wells fargo takes full responsibility for the fact that things went wrong in quotes with the banks practice of fraudulently opening consumer accounts that is the lie that wells fargo has not respondent from the request are for fox on san franciscans that have accounts open under their names without in their consent and adding a thufr resolve on - third resolve clause on page 5 the board of supervisors request the controllers to submit by july 1st, 2017, describing wells
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fargo has any evidence of the remedial action and be it further resolved that if wells fargo has not taken the remental action by 2015 the board of supervisors urges the corral to a place additional sanctions on wells fargo like 13u7b9 them from the city competitive bonds sales up to 5 years and defined by the administrative code chapter 28 those are the amendments i have colleagues he will motion we accept those amendments didn't say we'll an under schutt but giving some time for response and see how willing wells fargo to coordinate with our request and be frantd how half hour certified san franciscans as well as the city and county of san francisco and before taking the vote on the motion i want to mention this is been years in the making my other was has been
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working on how we can get better conditions out of those major banks in reveling owe worked with the treasurer's office to work on a banking process to work with responsible bankers to make sure that a if you want to handle the city and county cash to manage our swastika go through hoopts and that our key process that came after that legislation was wells fargo was dropped from handling the cash management program although they have other biz and services they provider to the city and county of san francisco he feel that we still need a lot of pressure on this bank that is heretofore too big to false but only when we will have pressures on the some of the cities and customers on
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the banks we get the behavior that we require since the past 15 years i've been banking at the credit union and like to urge people who have been 1k57b8d listed from wells fargo to move our money to a place where you expect better service lice the credit union i hope colleagues, we support in unanimously. >> supervisor avalos has made a motion to submit amendment is there a second. >> seconded by supervisor tang colleagues without objection the amendments pass supervisor cowen. >> thank you very much supervisor avalos please add me as a co-sponsor there are a few thank you's in order on this particular topic supervisor avalos thank you and want to recognize the leadership
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in our to yourself office mr. jose cisneros offend a letter into calling apple wells fargo to be accountable for their actions also want to recognition our state truant officer john chang that is joined the list a growing list of elected leaders calling for and denoing the unsafe business practices of wells fargo. >> and far away from where we are but close in our hearts is senator elizabeth warren in the hearing the senate several months ago calling in question many questions and drizzling the ceo john stumble on accountability or in particular case lack of affordability when i think about the banking
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and commerce of the united states it is pretty very powerful group of men that really, truly rule the banking and finance world and i think this is a small but great opportunity we have to step and break up this anyone open for the best practices practices that have been frankly on the tobaccos of working-class men and women for generations this is an opportunity for this city to call in question the ceo pay supervisor kim have had several conversations about figuring out creative ways to make sure that ceos are not making a disproportionate amount of
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salaries compared to their employees at the bottom and hope to continue to work with her and work on some wlfks i also want to revive the conversation that supervisor avalos made about the municipal bank to figure out exactly what that would look like so as i mentioned before supervisor avalos please add me as a proud porn to this. >> thank you, thank you supervisor yee. >> thank you supervisor president london breed i want to thank supervisor avalos for bringing this forward to us and also like to be added as a co-author or co-sponsor of that legislation. >> i was with an that vetoed tell to amend the bond piece during the budget process and so i'm really glad our bringing this what you're calling a compromise language
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since the budget committee meeting i gotten to understand a little bit more about what the impact will be in regards to whether or not wells fargo will be allowed to bid on the bonds issuance and, yes, that will happen but not as great as i thought to be truthful the sometimes, we have to make that statement even though that costs us as a city we can't be doing best with corrupt organizations and so i just wanted to make that statement that if - come july next year if we don't get the report that we need you would be there to reverse this vote he took in terms of bond measure thank you very much. >> thank you supervisor yee
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supervisor kim. >> thank you. i have not to take the opportunity to thank supervisor avalos i think that is incredibly are important how we invest taxpayer dollars into our community but invest our dollars in companies and this is a scandal of one of our large banks that came out of california learning about how they defrauded thousand of customers everyday san franciscans by opening up the fraudulent bank accounts and the unique that came forward 5 three hundred employees got fired and the dhufs got a slap on the waste this is unacceptable and great to come out and accept
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responsibility to we expect fare more of the constitution institutions so i'm glad they understand there are penalty for defrauding our residents here and just to concur with the words that supervisor cowen and what i've talked about earlier about our shrinking marching and growing poor and wealthy household until san francisco we really, really need to take on this issue and looking at the ceo to average worker pay growing by one thousand percent over the last thirty years to the point a ceo makes three hundred and 7 three hundred more than their average working in the 50s and 60s far more narrow
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that is important that question take an important position on wells fargo but also on any other companies that are really just underpaying their workers and so thank you to supervisor avalos for your work on the measure and happy to be a co-sponsor. >> seeing no other names on the roster, colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection the resolution is adopted as amended unanimously madam clerk call items 14 and 19 through 27 together. >> a resolution to ask the fire department to accept and extend a documents to purchase equipment pursuant to the terms the of administration of the trust andes stat of russel item 19 a resolution to authors the rec and park department to
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accept and expend a grant of one hundred thousand dollars for the abandoned grant program administrative code by the state of california to abate costs for hauling out and disposal of abandoned vessels in the harbor and approve a grant with the receptionist for acceptance and grant services through september 2018. >> and item 20 a resolution to authorize the general manager the public works to accept and expend a grant from the - items 21 and 22 a retroactive to
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accept and expend one and 50 thousand for the insult of heartache for the career and patient oriented substance addressing hiv through august 2017 and item 22 is a resolution to accept and expend a grant from the water control board for public beach through june 2017 and item 24 a resolution to accept and expend a grant the cdc and preservation to climatic change through 2015 and item 27 a resolution to accept and expend approximately nine hundred plus from the centers for disease control and prevention to participate in a program called national hiv through december 2016
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and i'm going back to item 22 is item 23 pardon me is item 23 that authorizes the department of the environment and a retroactive authorization to accept and expend a grant from the association of be sure government to perform various activities as part of the energy program through 2016 and item 25 is the retroactive authorization to accept and expend a grant from the united states department of energy exorcise the boarding for the construction of fueling stations and fuel sell engines the greater san francisco bay area through 2018 and item 26 a resolution to accept and expend a grant introduce pg&e company
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to continue and energy use and demand through energy efficient through 2019 and item 28 and 29 are two resolutions madam clerk i if call items 28 and 29. >> great, thank you. >> colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection those resolutions are adopted unanimously back to items 15 a 16 call them together please. are two airport service contracts before the san francisco international airport and a lease with san francisco, llc for a terminal 3 retail marketplace with to one year to extend a minimum guarantee of 3 point plus million dollars and
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the aviation to provide airport and guest assistance initiative 11 plus million dollars through 2018 with 3, two year options extend. >> seeing no other names on the roster, colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection those resolutions are adopted unanimously item number 17 you see a resolution to authorize the general manager of the public utilities commission to execute a concrete poles and system, llc using wireless d.b.a. as ata and lp do something about as verizon for a 12 year term and item 18 madam president and no just item number 17. >> supervisor peskin and roll call please. roll call on item no. 7. >> supervisor tang
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supervisor yee supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin no there are 9 i's and with an no with supervisor peskin in the descent. >> the resolution is adopted please call item 18. >> a resolution to consent to the use of outside increment to be deposited in the property taxes trusting to fund the housing that the investment & infrastructure is to build under he's construction. >> commissioner tang supervisor yee. >> supervisor avalos supervisor breed
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supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin there are 10 i's. >> the resolution is adopted unanimously madam clerk call items 28 and 29 together. >> are to resolutions it approve two unlitigated claims the claim was filed in 2016 by amy against the st. city for 60 thousand and item 29 claim filed in 2015 against the city for $73,000 for property damage. >> colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection the
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resolutions are duped unanimously item thirty. >> an ordinance to amend the planning code to create an alternative for payrolls to director the affordable housing fee to the smmz small site program and to make the appropriate findings. >> supervisor campos. >> thank you madam president colleagues i'm proud of that piece of legislation and proud to be working with mia's this has come before us. >> i want to thank the planning department, the mayor's office of housing, my staff sheila for working on this piece of legislation it actually says that for the smaller projects that are paid on the promotions these fees will 2, 3, 4 turn be used within the neighborhood with those projects are located and essentially allows for the
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impact that a project has to actually lead to a direct benefit that money in turn will protect the hires in that neighborhood i'm proud. >> thank again mayor ed lee for working with us on this and i think that as we're dealing with how we not only build now housing but protect housing has to be all hands on deck a way of working and thinking outside the box and thank you to the tenant groups that worked to make that happen as well as the residential builders association for in their collaboration and respectfully ask for your support. >> supervisor campos seeing no other names on the roster, colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection the ordinance passes unanimously on the first reading. >> please read item 31. >> an ordinance for the rec
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and park department to install a memorial for furtherance of this ordinance with a permit and institutionalizing inspection fees for the rec and park ceqa determination. >> supervisor avalos. >> first of all, i want to thank (calling names) for being here and for their patience. >> (clapping.) >> please stand. >> (speaking spanish.) >> thank you for waiting through all the items we're talking about today >> (speaking spanish.) >> in bernal heights and working on building whether to have a memorial to honor this is
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your son who lost his life in 2014 on bernal heights park i knew alex worked with him an advocate back in 2000 and 2009 one he was a youth contaminate a youth and bernal heights center and the executive order would come with alex as advocates where i was working tatd and knowing knew alex be dedicated young man that of those doing a lot of community work that was instilled by his parents and schools in the bernal area and alex dedicatedism to education and working on getting his certifying at the city
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college to became a probation officer and dedicated to helping to give a lot of young people a chance to have greater opportunities and away from the streets and giving back to the experience he had growing up other than that day he was shot he was you know under recent a court case about that incident and the officers involved found to be x-rated by the courts but the community felt that alex was gunned down with the offer use of force and that incident and the pain reverberate through bernal heights and the excelsior and places where alex lived and the community was around him
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because of pa pain a huge need to find some sense of healing at that spot there is roadway currently a shine this is there an alter and his parents frequent to you talked with alex and get close to him and get a sense of what transpired ♪ area where their son lived and they continue to live i canned think of anything that will mark what san francisco has been introduce we've seen a number of young men and women that have been gunned down by people who work for the san francisco police department i regardless of how you feel it
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was justified the shootings were justified or not but were going to mark an experience people have in san francisco that people have had in different places that's what this memorial is about, about this time we have other dreams that torn apart our communities and our families i think if we acknowledge that those incidents have happened it brings us closure to the finding we need to have a city that really lives up to its values so i've been honored to work on this ordinance and this ordinance essentially would you know require a or director rec and park to install a memorial the memorial has not been designed there is that language has been talked about where the community is going through a
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process to understand the right design and the language to be there and this will go have not arts commission that goes to the process how to approve public art the communities is also discussed raising money themselves for the mural for the memorial and i do think that that could be you know some of the city could do in the future the intent has been the community will come together to you know raise in part the funds to me that is also a way that the community can strengthen and grow and look after each other that is the essence of community safety is about and the community that all about in memorial how we can bring a community together and healing to a site there guess tremendous
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tragedy and how we can bring a sense of understanding how the many losses we've experience in recent years when patrol officers use of force with less discretion than they should as we're seeing we're trying to change policies around the use of force and thank you to the colleagues and thank you to jeramy pollack his work in me office and the communities of folks that came together across many of the recent shootings that have happened a lot of few weeks that have come as you can see to back and thank you for doing this that is how we show what san francisco is all about so with that, colleagues ifd to have our support thank you
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>> thank you . >> (clapping.) >> supervisor campos. >> thank you, very much. madam president and thank you to supervisor avalos and jeremy pollack and his staff and thank you to carolyn in my office for all the work to put is this together to so forth to the community especially the family for their perseverance and their patience throughout the process. >> (speaking spanish.) >> you know it is a bittersweet day supervisor avalos and supervisor mar that is our last meeting at the board of supervisors and one of the issues that i
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think you know leaves me with a great deal of of thinking with a heavy heart the issue where we are today police reform many things unresolved we have a number of cases and alex being one of them that on so many levels haven't given a satisfactory conclusion for the families of the victims within the things i've learned through the process of being here and alm that something did happen is how even though you can't bring back someone that was fell as alex did at the hands of our police this is something to be said for that acknowledging and remembering i
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think that happened with mario woods i think that the families basically saying they want that as well i think in the context of everything else we've failed to do so far in many respect the least we can do and westbound can't bring alex back and we subtle have to
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>> that's the place where this incident happened so i think we have an opportunity and quite frankly to have an opportunity to turn something tragic and something positive. this does and as resident, i'm proud this will be placed and done in a way the community can provide their $0.02 and again to the
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parents of nieto, i can't bring your son back. >> we're thinking with you and we want to hear together. >> [spanish] >> thank you. >> thank you supervisor campos. >> supervisor farrell. speaker: i want to acknowledge supervisor avalos -- he has spoken about this. so if i say i'm sorry for the loss for our community in particularly for the parents, you know, and any
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tragedy like this is horrific, but i cannot support this ordinance today. most importantly because in my mind, what this message -- >> audience booing] speaker: this is an emotional topic, but i would ask you respect our process and allow us to continue. they will be a vote on this matter and there are some members who will have a different type of opinion. i ask that you allow members of the board to express their opinion as you know. there's applause and booing in support of opposition is prohibited in the chamber. please allow us an opportunity to have a discussion and get through this. thank you for your patience. >> thank you president breed and most importantly for me because of what it's sending to the police department who put their lives on the line for us everyday in san francisco. our board is more concerned about
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honoring those that have fallen and been killed by police officers for reasons, but we do not recognize -- >> excuse me a second. excuse me. if the out burst continue to persists, unfortunately i will have to recess the meeting. so i'm asking members of the public, again, out of respect for the family who is here today, can you please allow us to continue to move forward with this. and if you want to support words that are being said, just waive your hands, if you oppose anything, please just use the thumb's down and we will see you. thank you. supervisor farrell. >> thank you supervisor breed. we don't recognize the police officer killed or injured in the line of duty protecting us as residents. many fallen officers of the past years come to mind. officer downs was shot in the head. nothing was
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talked about. our san francisco residents and people that risk their lives everyday to protect the residents of san francisco, and in the mist of our heat debates which i appreciate and is fair game, but over the past year, somehow i think we have lost sight of that. we have forgotten the debt we owe to the men and women and someone needs to speak for them. and i am not talking about the poa or any other group involved in this debate. but for me, among other things, it's the people i grew up in san francisco who have been apart of our police, fire and sheriff's department for years. those that i see on the weekends are at kid's soccer game and have been apart of san francisco for generations and those men and women in our public safety department that moved to san francisco because they believed in public service and they believed in the clear -- a career in public safety and have dedicated their careers to protect us. my vote is for them.
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>> supervisor cohen. speaker: what's scary and it's unfortunate is we cannot honor a loss of life period. a loss of life is a loss period whether it's law enforcement or whether it's a community person. and i think it's incredibly disingenuous and alarming that you can't support something -- you can't be one way without being fearful of being called racist or misinterpreting your actions that you're on one side. the reality is if law enforcement or if anyone wants to be recognized, all they have to do is ask the same way the community has made an ask. this is the first time. one thing that has made me uncomfortable about this ask was that how do we honor and up lift alex nieto without putting a shadow on other members who have -- we've lost along the way because alex isn't the only one. alex wasn't the last one.
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but it was the community that organized and have made this ask. it's a humble ask. it's not too much to ask for. and i would be happy to sponsor something for the poa. happy to sponsor something for the firefighters. this is not an us or them. it doesn't have to be that simple. it doesn't have to be gray or black or white and cut and straight dry. this is an opportunity for us to come together. this should be healing. this should be bringing peace. instead this kind of conversation is tearing us apart. we need a national day of remembrance, to remember everybody that has died one way or the other. for every officer shot in head or killed, their life matters. it's terrible. it's violence. that's what we need to be standing up and remembering. how violence touches everyone. i'm going to be supporting
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this. this memorial and i'm going to be supporting of future memorials should anyone of my colleagues want to bring for law enforcement because every -- every -- every -- thank you, every life does matter and i don't say that to my gate the black or brown community and the struggle because that's very real. that is very real, but we can honor alex. alex represents many men and women that have died. it's not just about alex nieto and to be fair, law enforcement has their private ceremony and memorials that they conduct for those officers they have lost in the line of duty. the baby station has an annual one where they get together for a soul
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that was lost several years ago in the line of duty. so come on. this is -- this is tearing us apart and it needs to be building us together. this pain that binds us. this is hurt that binds us. this is love. that's all i got to say. >> thank you supervisor cohen. supervisor peskin. >> thank you madam president and colleagues. first of all, when a police officer is shot or killed, we as members of the board of supervisors, i think each and every one of us go that that funeral. when officer kevin downs was shot, i drove out there at 11:00 at night to san francisco general hospital and said hi to his father. these are not mutually
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exclusive things. i think when we get in this die ma'am is -- dynamic we can't honor a citizen of san francisco who was tragically killed in a hale of bullets, that plays in to this whole mentality that is at the root of the problem. we need to have a society where we can honor the working men and women of the police department and the dangers they face and we can honor members of our community tragically killed. these are not exclusive. i think they benefit one another. i think when the police officer -- police officer's association knows that we take the loss of life of one of our citizens as seriously as we take the loss of life of one of our officers, that sends a powerful message. so i don't think we should go back to the old day dynamics of we can't honor this individual because
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it's somehow disrespects the police. that's fundamentally not true. >> thank you supervisor peskin. speaker: supervisor campos. >> i respect everyone's views, and i think what's painful about what i just heard is that the argument about how supporting or remembering someone who died in an incident involving the police is disrespectful to the police officers and the department -- and an argument that was made for the day of mario woods. we heard that precisely from the poa. and at that point, we responded by saying we
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respectful disagree. we're ready if there's a need or desire to recognize of contributions of any police officer to do that. we said to the poa, our doors are open. tell us what it is we're not doing. and we specifically rejected that false choice in having done that and actually establish a president for recognizing the memory of someone who fell out of an incident, what does it say to the family that we're willing to do that with 1 person, but not another. if that argument is the argument that we were going to follow, we should have followed it before, but i think that -- i mean it's painful actually. does it matter that this person, you know, comes from where they come from? i mean, i mean, it's actually very painful. and i think it's very unfortunate and i think
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that to the poa, i would say you know, as i've said since i've been on the -- when i was on the police commission, you don't serve your members well when you try to make that false choice. it is not mutually exclusive. we can honor the men and women of the police department and still recognize the memory. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor campos. no names on the roster, madam clerk, can you please call the roll. >> item 31, supervisor tang. speaker: aye. >> tang aye. . >> yee aye. speaker: avalos. >> aye. >> supervisor breed. >> aye. >> campos. >> aye. >> supervisor cohen. >> aye. >> supervisor farrell. >> no. speaker: supervisor kim. speaker: aye. >> supervisor mar. >> aye. >> supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> there are nine aye and one no with farrell -- >> this item passes on the
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first reading. [ cheering ] >> thank you everyone. >> thank you everyone so much for being here and congratulations. we're going to take a 5-minute recess.
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>> all right. thank you everyone. we are back. madam clerk. let's go to -- >> where ever we left off. speaker: committee reports. >> let me skip to the committee reports. >> item 50 and 51 were considered by the oversight committee at a special meeting on thursday, december 8th. and were recommended as committee reports. item 50 is an ordinance to amend the governmental conduct code to require members of the city board and commissions to file the payment reports regarding the solicitation of charitable contributions. >> okay. supervisor peskin. >> thank you madam president.
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colleagues, i'll be brief. i want to thank supervisor's yee and breed for their support of this item in committee which i introduced in may of this year which would impose certain limited reporting requirements on our city commissioners and board members, requirements which apply to all of us elected officials via state regulation. our city as we know has a unique system of commissions and boards which are largely comprised of volunteers from various fields and have immense power to give fines or improve licenses or land use entitles. today is a piece of legislation that shed light on how the public officials wheel their influences from parties that appear before them or from agents. i would like to make a couple of notes. first this proposal was narrow than the reporting requirement that's apply to us, having heard from our city's commissioner and
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board members, many of who hold day jobs at nonprofits, it's critical we create a system that's not burden some or prevent these board members from serving. second with respect to our standing concerns about the scope of this requirement, i've communicated with our elt -- ethics department and we look forward to working with them and working independently to develop rule and regulations to achieve -- while making sure it remains tailored to shine light. i want to thank the board of secretaries who have worked with my staff to help make this legislation better and i would also like to thank my staff, lee hepner for his work on it. just a few relevant facts. the threshold reporting amount is $1,000. as i have said, it's only for
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those be hefted payments for people that are actually practicing or appearing in front of that commission much narrower than what we have. and received unanimous support from the ethics commission. it won't be effective until january 1st of 2017. they'll establish a form for filing and the ethics commission will give rules and regulations around implementation and with that, i hope to get your support. >> thank you, supervisor peskin. colleagues, seeing no other names on the roster. madam clerk, can you please call the roll. >> item 50, supervisor tang. >> aye. >> supervisor yee. >> aye. >> supervisor avalos. >> aye. >> supervisor breed. >> aye. >> supervisor campos. >> aye. >> supervisor cohen. speaker: aye. >> supervisor farrell. >> aye. >> supervisor kim. >> aye. >> supervisor mar. >> aye. >> supervisor peskin >> aye. >> there are ten ayes.
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>> the ordinance passes on the first read. >> item 51. >> it has the same title. it's to direct the clerk of the board to issue an subpoena duces tecum and other -- for issuance to jack moehle to appear on the oversight committee at 9:30 a.m. or for a future date to be determined by the chair and to be noticed by the clerk. to provide oral information and to respond to questions regarding the design engineering review and approval process for the projects at 301 mission and 80 atoma street. >> colleagues can we take this vote. same house, same call. without objection, the item is approved. madam clerk, please call the next item. >> item 52-55 are considered by the land use and transportation
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committee meeting on december 21st. 53-53 were forwarded. item 52 was not. >> let's go to item 53 >> that's an ordinance to amend the planning code to add 29.15 to create the mission and 9th special use district. and to amend zoning map sheet ht 07 to change the height limb o -- limit. >> supervisor kim. >> i want to say a few words. this was before the full board last tuesday and again we have now made the increase of affordable middle housing units which was a commission hearing and accepted by the project sponsor. i want to thank the project sponsor and the community for their work on this building. this is really
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a project that is looking at the concept we talked about, the dial, and on site is including units of housing all the way from dead -- i ask for your support today. >> thank you, supervisor kim. colleagues can we take this item, same house, same call. >> madam president, supervisor avalos. >> the house that's changed, madam clerk, item 53. call the roll. >> item 53, supervisor tang. speaker: aye. >> supervisor yee. >> aye. >> supervisor avalos. >> aye. >> supervisor breed. >> aye. >> supervisor campos. >> aye. >> supervisor cohen. >> aye. >> supervisor farrell. >> aye. >> supervisor kim. >> aye. >> supervisor mar. >> aye. >> supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> there are ten ayes. >> the ordinance passes unanimously on the first reading. item number 54. >> item 54 was recommended as
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amended. it's a resolution to declare the board of board of supervisor to order the vacation of easements that exist in 1-a and 1-b of the mark said -- set a hearing date for january 10th. for all persons interested in the proposed vacation of public -- here this chamber, room 250. >> the house that's has changed. the resolution is adopted. >> item 55, it's a resolution to extend intrim zoning controls that require conditional use authorization for medical cannabis dispensary in the living judah and -- to make the appropriate finding. >> same house, same call. the
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resolution is adopted. >> 53-60 was considered by the neighborhood services committee at a regular meeting on thursday, december 8th and were forwarded as committee reports. item 56 is to amend the environment code to modify restrictions on the sale or distribution on city property on drinking water in single service containers to educate city departments regarding these restrictions and to make environmental findings. >> supervisor mar. >> thank you for your support for this bottle free ordinance. i want to thank campos -- our coalition of corporate accountability international are environmental and water access coalition which includes corporate inter nation and save the bay, and the story of stuff
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and the center for biological diversity have found that our 2014 law had huge loophole in it. this is in an effort to modernize and close those loopholes to san francisco can move forward as plastic single use water bottle free and packaged free as well. this will move us toward our zero waste goals. by expanding the size of the bottles and packaged water that applies to this ordinance, strengthening the enforcement in the city reduce the use of plastic water bottles and also ensure our department of the environment is the overseer or the guardian. this extends our bottle free access to have increasing -- to our public water system with drink tap station and other efforts from our rec and park departments,
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school district and throughout the city. this ordinance also expands to include a 5-gallon size plastic water container. moving from 28 ounces all the way up to 5-gallon and it supports promoting of public water, not privatization of water through the over use of single use plastic water bottle and other packaged water. in 2014, we passed a historic, maybe the first in the nation law with now assembly men david chu, but the coalition remains to stay active to reduce plastic pollution and to increase water access with drink tap stations throughout the city. we would have expanded to 100 new drinking stations by 2015 and with allocations of roughly 600,000
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to the puc and the school district over the next 2 years 2 years expanding it more. it has had an impact on our environment and marine pollution in our oceans. this amends our environment code to modify restrictions on the sale and distribution on our city properties of single use containers while educating city departments on the restrictions. this ordinance strengthens our enforcement and also creates greater accountability by having the department of the environment oversee the ordinance. bottled and packages water in san francisco needlessly harms our environment. in san francisco we have the best source of pure water and we should be promoting and make such access expanded as much as possible. this is about moving towards a culture of being bottle free and promoting access to our public water. the material used for bottled water, singled use bottle water is not recycle in san francisco or much of it
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isn't, and that goes for boxed water and other types of containers like plastic bags that contain water these days. so these items will likely wind up in landfill and sometimes as litter, definitely on ocean beach where i live, we see so much of the caps and plastic bottles, straws and other types of plastic pollution. almost all packaged water sold on the market today, boxes, plastic bottles and bags contain types of plastic, part of a growing epidemic of plastic waste that impacted our marine. it has a greater environmental impact in drinking from a municipal water source like a tap or using reusable water bottles. resources are used from extraction to disposal to extract it from the ground, as we go to var gas -- water is life. it should not be privatized and i think really ensuring we have public access to water is so important to our
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city. it takes three leaders of water to produce 1 liter of packaged water and the package water industry produced 2.5 million tons of co2 so the foot print is overwhelming for a city like us. i want to thank the public works facility especially john, but from our san francisco unified school district, the sustainability coordinator nick who is over the years both have advanced water access and to bring drink tap stations throughout the city especially in low income communities. on the drink tap stations installed through the city, i'll say they are helping ensure equity in many of our neighborhoods. this ordinance is a step forward in protecting our environment and discouraging the use of single use plastic water bottles and i hope as i and other colleagues leave the board, that my
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colleagues and cosponsors will continue to build on this legacy with the task force that's looking at plastic pollution, so that we build on this legacy of environmentalism and sustainability for our city. lastly, acknowledging the organizations that have been there from the start, again, corporate accountability international which worked with our former mayor to make san francisco one of the first bottle free city in this country, but also more recently -- the firefighter foundation, but clean water action, save the bay, bay keeper, fly jiers and biological -- the two amendments that were mentioned in our public safety neighborhood services committee that i have given to all of you are very simple. one is a simple amendment that defines packaged water meaning drinking water in a single sealed bag or
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sealed box, bag, can, glass bottle, rigged plastic bottle or other container 5 gallons or less and having a capacity of 5 gallons or less. the second amendment that i'm proposing for you and that i'm moving today is proposing to remove section 2406d, given that department's responsible may seek from the department of the environment a waiver and then it strikes out a number of words in that language. so it really ensures the department of the environment is the overseer of this policy. colleagues thank you to supervisor farrell and cohen for cosponsoring and i urge you to support this as amended. speaker: supervisor mar has made a motion to amend, seconded by supervisor farrell. can we take the amendments -- oh you want -- supervisor yee. >> supervisor mar and president, the amendments, they
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do include the 5-gallon or less? was that an amendment made before? >> supervisor mar. >> thank you, president breed. my first amendment is including the 5 gallons or less. >> in the -- is that 5-gallon or less include -- does that 5-gallon or less is what we see in our offices, in a lot of the offices in the city. the dispensaries. >> when former mayor implemented his executive order reducing the use of single use plastic water bottles, i know our office eliminated the water, the big water container in our office. in our city, our best source tap water come from our hedge reservoir, not
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from imported plastic jugs. with the city, we spend somewhat -- some where around $98,000 a year on this type of water in our offices. what i do in my office is we have pitchers of water that's provided to folks so that we're not using more and more plastic and that we are being consistent in policies like this. this policy was strongly urged by our department of the environment and i would strongly urge support for it. >> and i guess the question -- this is considered a single use container then? that's why i'm confused. i thought they keep on using it. >> so it would be the type of plastic container that would be covered under this ordinance. >> the only concern i have with introducing it today is as an
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amendment is whether or not other departments and -- it seems like nobody had a chance to weigh in terms of what's the impact on them. >> so i know my -- from the committee meeting to my staff sharing with all of your offices, we had a number of days to discuss this and i know that you and i did not talk about it, but i'm trying to be consistent with the recommendations from our department of the environment. it's a simple amendment, supervisor yee. >> supervisor yee, would you like us to consider moving to other items and returning to this at a later time in the agenda? >> yeah, i need some time to think about -- >> you wouldn't object that to supervisor mar. we'll hold off on this item and return at a
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later time in our agenda. madam clerk, can you please call items 57 through 59. >> item 57 through 59 are three resolutions that transfer liquor licenses for item 57. it's a transfer of a type 21 off sale general license to trader llc located at 1909 union street. suite a. item 58 is a type 21 off sale general license to whole foods market california ink low indicated at 1150 ocean avenue. item 59 is a type 51 club license to the common wealth club of california. located at 110 embar -- >> can we take those items, same house same call. >> they're adopted. item 60.
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>> it's a resolution to urge the police department and the mayor to require the police chief reside within the city. >> supervisor yee. >> i wanted to point out this is the advisory. although i wish we had time to make it more of a requirement. i have mentioned this at committee that for instance, when someone was on the school board, we required the superintendent to live in the city if he was to work as a superintendent in san francisco. the only person that we hire is a department head as the ta head, and we ask that of that particular person also. and on top of that, the police chief used to be required to live in san francisco, so what i'm asking you is that you support -- that we ask the police commission
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and the mayor to look into this to see if [inaudible] required. >> okay. seeing no other names on the roster colleagues, can we take this item, same house, same call. >> without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. item number 61. >> 61 and 62 were considered by the rules committee on december 8th and were forwarded as committee reports. item 61 is to -- it's an ordinance amending the administrative -- >> colleagues can we take this item, same house, same call. it passes unanimously. >> item 62. >> it's a motion to appoint brenda knee and alexander tonisson.
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speaker: same house, same call. >> the motion is approved. item 63. >> item 63-45 were considered by the rules committee at a regular meeting and forwarded as item reports. it has a new title for item 63. it's a motion to appoint nine members to the ball boy y'all park station community advisory committee for 2-year materials ending february 8th, 2019, for tiffany, raft ya'll and glen da hope, robert, fay dennis, and jesse fernandez. >> supervisor cohen. good thank you very much. i'd like to speak on item 64. >> okay. >> we're on 63. >> i thought you called all 63, 64, 65 together. my apologies.
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>> supervisor avalos. >> thank you, i want to put in a quick word for the applicants, the members of the -- the city members of the -- for balboa. they have been doing a good thing looking at affordable housing and i can't think of a better committee we could have to do this work of overseeing development, transportation needs around balboa park station. colleagues, i urge your support. >> supervisor mar. >> i was going to say out of the rules committee, the tremendous body -- committee organizers to small business advocates to pedestrian leaders, but what a great committee that's going to move forward a lot of the vision that supervisor avalos and many others have put into this. i'm
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commending the appointees and looking forward to working with that committee for the future of the balboa park station area. >> thank you. colleagues can we take this item, same house, same call. without objection, the motion is approved unanimously. >> item 64. >> item 64 is a motion that was recommended with a new title appointing bill hing to the police commission term ending april 30, 2018, >> commissioner cohen. >> i want to speak in general to the several qualified candidates that applied and expressed interest in the police commission. it was an interesting discussion. just by way of background, i want to start with just the -- about the police commission and the purpose of this body. the mission of the police commission is to set policy for the san francisco police department and to conduct disciplinary hearing on charges of police misconduct filed by the police of chief, excuse me,
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by the chief of police or the director of the office of citizen's complaint which is now the director of the department of police accountability. this person -- this role -- this commission is charged with a duty to impose discipline in such cases as warranted and here, police officers appeals from the discipline imposed by the police chief. this is an oversight body that sets policy for the police department. the commissioners are appointed by the mayor's office and the board of supervisors and they oversee the police department and the office of police accountability. the commission also appoint and regulates patrol special officers and they also may suspend or dismiss patrol officers after hearings or charges are filed. so, for me, this committee
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hearing, the name that was brought before us is a brilliant professor bill ong hing and i'm going to make a motion that we not appoint professor bill hing but appoint john. for me it's a simple question. it comes down to one question on the application, and that question is a public document, have you ever attended a police commission meeting? period. it's simple. have you ever attended a police commission hearing? and while i respect the professor, and his legal experience in deep community ties, his professional record is astounding, his accomplishments, it's resolved around immigrant defense and the immigration policy development. he hasn't
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demonstrated to me that he has an interest or an expertise outside of immigration. i want to highlight that professor ong hs hing answered no. no he hasn't ever attended a police commission meeting. and by his own description during his interview and from his resume -- it's limited and it's limited to the immigration field. and this is a really critical time. this is a critical role at a unique moment in history when we need an appointee with expertise who is a bridge to boast to the public and the poa. we need an experienced advocate who has the time, the talent, the
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ability engage stakeholders across all identities, and i think that's absolutely critical. all identities. it's apparent to me that mr. john is the most qualified for the seat. mr. homosoci have the experience we need on the commission through his decades of working as a criminal defense attorney. his work to humanize those most directly and disproportionately targeted by sfpd. mr. homosocki did his due diligence in applying for this role and yes he has attended several police commission meetings. i have seen him there personally. prior to his application, he took 6-week to go out into the community and talk to police officers, to talk with the public, to talk to members of the board of supervisors and
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talk with his current colleagues and talk with members on the commission to get a deep understanding of the role of a commissioner and the role the police commission plays in this city. i have heard from many advocates and my office have received thousands of letters, numerous e-mails, calls of recommendations for both gentlemen. but mr. homosocki have received support from folks on both sides of the aisle, from the community and the police side. and you heard earlier, the remarks that we need someone that is able to connect with both sides. as a supervisor who has been most deeply involved in police accountability reform, some of you may argue that, but in the most recent -- campos is like, yeah. okay. campos has me trumped by a few years, but i'm picking up the mantle supervisor avalos and supervisor -- i'm picking it
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were you're dropping it down. i have been involved in the ability reform. i have -- i've brought two to vote vote have passed with 80% approval ratings. so i do feel like i have a unique quality that i'm bringing here and i have a lens that i'm looking into this candidates, i have a unique understanding and i have a phenomenal grasp of what the commission needs and what values we need to have already instilled, not made up or manufacture erred that exist in the appointee. it's my hope that -- those will reconsider what came out the rules committee. i want to commit on something. if i was uncomfortable with the -- that was displayed in the hearing and the testimony. it's
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critical that we as members of the board of supervisors, we're entrusted to make the best decisions for all of san francisco. every nook and cranny from public housing on down. and look objectively at the application that have been submitted and make a decision solely based on the qualifications for that role. so in my opinion, it is without question the person most qualified for this appointment at this time is mr. john homosocki. our public defender, rudy, united play -- shawn richard. former police commissioner as well as agent law caucus member or employee.
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jesus which is a -- she helped us with the joint committee meeting that we had with the police commission last month. jennifer. i love jennifer, but the coalition of homeless is supporting this candidate. adrian tartanoti who is the director of the baby hunter's community leader who ironically is a student of -- a former student of professor bill hing and paul who was here earlier, john cruise from the acla police practice and vinny who speaks often on mental health, particularly mental -- he's apart of the mental health working group and also fyi, a manager at tartine. i can hook you up. see me afterwards. back to business. the asian american bar association which is the largest apr bar association in the united
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states. it has close to 1,000 members. this includes muslim attorneys that's concerned about islam phobia. he's chair of the -- officers for justice which is a police union for police officers of color specifically african american. the san francisco for police accountability and just to add a celebrity touch, dura from black lives matter just for a little celebrity. in full transparency, i received 38 letters of recommendations from professor criminal defense, high school student and college students and other san francisco ans. -- san franciscans. >> this is an incredible candidate that deserves our attention and our support. so please i'm asking you to not
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affirm the rules committee's findings, but support my motion to appoint mr. john homsocki to the police commission. i want to also recognize that we have both candidates that are here in the chamber today. if you have questions for them, please i encourage you to reach out to them and ask them directly. the one question that boils down, have you attended a police commission meeting. that's the number one question. do you know what you're stepping into? are you paying attention, are you at the table or did you wake up and get in the game. thank you. >> supervisor cohen has made a motion, is there a second? >> seconded by supervisor avalos. >> supervisor mar. >> i'll speak against the motion and i appreciate supervisor cohen's passion about the issues that many of
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us care deeply about. but your fact was wrong about mr. hamasoci. he has been a lawyer since 2008, not for decades. he has had really great experience and i know he's very passionate when i met with him and lots of my close allies support him. when you put his record next to bill hing, julie sue, robert hersh and others we did, and that's what i did, meeting and talking to everyone, it's clear who the most qualified one for the police commission is. i respect mr. hamasoci's work beginning as a clerk and my close friends and colleagues have spoken for him, but that alone is not enough. i think with the national lawyer skill and the work with the -- like i did when i came out of law school was important and i
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really respect that work he has done, but what i see with, fir example and i'll start by bill hing, it's 40 years. the san francisco -- or the important units like the immigration unit, he helped develop and our neighborhood vehicles foundation. i'm not going to go into his ex-tensive record. it's not just immigrant rights. he's seen as a racial justice and extremely wise leader on so many different levels. if you even read the -- the howard law journal which is the african american journal law school and journal piece on disrupting race based policing, looking at cases from ferguson to the 12-year-old tamir rice in cleveland killing to the black lives matter movement rise to many other movements, bill hing has been a champion of multi racist justice. when i look at
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candidates, i try to put along side their deep relationships with different community based groups and i think professor hing to jewelry sue emphasized those deep relationships if their testimony. from julie sue's leadership on the commission on the status of women heard deep roots with domestic violence and human trafficking to so many other issues she brought out and the relationships with people not only in the chinese and asian pacific islanders, but with other commuters, i think mr. hamosoci is developing those relationships. when i put their records side by side, but following in the former -- who also came out of immigrant rights movements. at this point in history, depending our city sanctuary ordinance and the dignity of immigrant people
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really respectful relationships within communities of color so that we deescalate conflicts is so important. and i know sue and professor hing and mr. hamsosoci -- we need a leader like bill hing. i hope we have other seats we can consider the others. but i think for this position, identity politics are -- since you raised it, i don't choose a candidate because they're asian or pacific islander. i look for people who have deep relationships that know who the community, know how to talk to different groups within that community, but also others across racial ethnic and class line and i think that's why bill hing has
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that experience. his long list of various public application to his teaching, there's a stereotype of law professors that's ivory towered people. bill hing from the 1980s working with the latinos and asian islanders community -- to me it's so important. when we first looked at the candidates, we saw there weren't people that had that much experience. that was my first question to our former police commissioners and angela sxhang -- chang. let's choose the most experienced with the deeper relationships that can break beyond police reform and racial justice to immigrant rights and so many other things, and that's why bill hing, professor inning, hing is the right choice. i have respect for -- people didn't know that bill
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hing applied and if they had known they would have supported him. i would say that robert hersh also who has withdrawn his name was strongly supported by eva paterson. and my mentor from the law caucus. right now, we have a stellar police commissioner bill hing who is poised at this time in his tore other on the attack of immigrant rights and african americans -- hing can focus on you -- i speak against the motion by my colleague supervisor cohen. >> thank you, supervisor mar. supervisor tang. >> thank you. i do want to say ditto to everything that supervisor mar and also encourage us to take a step back from this. we have three incredibly qualified candidates who i said in rules committee
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that i would support any of them to serve on the police commission. i'm glad that we have seen this level of interest of quality candidates come forward during this difficult time to serve on a very difficult commission where all eyes are on that commission not only in san francisco but elsewhere as well. so i want to say we're lucky to be in the spot where we have people vying for this position. for me, i'll back up, supervisor mar because of the long 40-year plus track record he has. i did raise a question in committee about the perception that, as supervisor mar mentioned that professors are in their classrooms and writing about things, but you know, he did answer and i have seen this myself too that he writes about things that he's involved in, that he has worked on. and so again he's not just theorizing or -- he's out there in the community, sometimes when i'm contacting him or so forth,
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he's in mexico or he's starting up a clinic or whatever it is, he's actually out there. he's a huge activist in the community, so i do believe that he will bring a well set of qualities to the commission to challenge all the different sets of recommendations that are coming forth before the police department and the commission and to review them with the critical eye to see how it is that we move our police department forward in the best way possible. but again, i think that all three candidates we had were wonderful and i really do hope there's an opportunity for all of them to be involved and continue to be involved in this issue. >> thank you supervisor tang. supervisor campos. >> thank you, i do appreciate the passion that supervisor cohen demonstrated in her presentation. i certainly share her passion about the issue. and i don't know that it's a competition in terms of
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who have done more. i'm grateful that you're committed to this issue going forward. i think that we need that passion because i think that if i have learned anything since i've been working on police reform is that it has to be a constant ongoing effort because it's one of those things where you take one step forward and you take two forward and you take two forward and one back, and then so i think it has to be an ongoing push and it really is a push and i'm happy that this issue has been elevated to where it is. i also know president breed is committed to this issue as are some of the other folks that are here, but also the supervisors that are coming in. so you know, what i would say about where we are is one of the things that i think is unfortunate about making the
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case for mr. homasocey, people felt the need to do that at the expense of other people. i think that there's nothing negative to be said about any one here. and mr. homosoci when he came to my office and met with me, i was impressed with me. as you know from watching the tape of what he presented, i think he did a very impressive job of making the case as to why he should be appointed and when i said to both mr. homasoci and professor bill hing is i'll be happy to support either one of them. if john had come out of the rule's committee, i would support them. i don't think you follow the rules blindly and god knows there's many times here when i have gone against what the
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rule's committee has done. there has to be, in my view, a reason not to support the person that came out of rules. and as much as i think if john had come out the rules, i would have supported him. i can't in good conscious not support bill hing. i think the way in which some people expressed themselves indirectly about professor hing is not fair. there's nothing made up or manufactured about bill hing and his commitment to not just police reform, police transformation, but racial justice and social justice generally. i don't believe this is someone who is coming in, you know, because he just -- just so happens to be interested in this issue last minute. this is someone who has been thinking and working in this area for a long time. and so i don't think that you
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know, that's necessarily the case and i think that the -- any push to diminish him actually has the opposite effect for me because i don't think that it's -- i don't think john needs that to look good because he looks good on his own terms just like everyone else. i actually think that the issue of police reform goes beyond this appointment. it goes beyond so many other different things. i think that the problem remains as we saw here today the power of the poa. the power of the police officer's union and the fact that the status quo is you know, in any kind of system changing the status quo is very difficult. but when you have the kind of push back against change that we have from the police union and interim the system itself, it's very
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challenging. and so you know, we're going to have a number of choices that come up. i believe that professor hing is up to the challenge. i would not be supporting him if he wasn't. and i'll vote against a motion, not because i don't like john, but because i think that's what came out of committee and i have no basis to oppose that. i think that what i would ask not just this body but the mayor because as the executive, he has the ability to do this, can we please move quickly on the reforms that are needed? can we move quickly on choosing a new chief. is he going to choose the people put forward by this police commission and if not, can we send it back to the police commission because i feel like there's so much uncertainty that's hurt this process. thank you very much,
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and i look forward to the rest of the discussion. >> supervisor avalos. >> colleagues, i made the mistake that telling the two candidates i supported them and i feel bad about that. i was impressed with both clearly. and but you know, my mistake is i didn't let either much them what i was thinking when i was thinking it. and not until i was in committee yesterday. and actually i can support either candidate. i really enjoy -- i've met with both candidates and sue, and bill, and hing and john and sue. i spoke with mr. hing on the phone. i was impressed most of all with bill hing and john, and i can support either one of
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them. but when it came to committee yesterday, and i was sitting in committee on top of my interview with them, and i liked john's temperament i like the work he's done. the community has been vocal about the use of force reforms that's winning their way through, seen through the police commission and other reform efforts that are being discussed and considered in the police commission and i feel at this moment when we're trying to transform the police department that energy from the community is going to be important and i think bill also has really strong relationships through his work with community groups as well. but in this moment, i really feel like the relationships that john has with the communities that are
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most directly impacted by the over use of force is something that's optimistic about are the ones that's most important in the process and that relationship to me is really important. that was the tipping point for me. i support john, his temperament. i liked how he responded to questions and he seemed to be a real dynamic way of responding on the spot, and i believe that's from courtroom experience he has. that's the kind of temperament that's important as the police commission is grappling with important issues so i would like to have a chance to vote for mr. john. i don't think he's got the vote according to what i can see right now. so if just discussing, you know, that i was impressed with him
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is announced we can withdraw a motion, but i don't think the motion is going to pass from what i can discern. if that's the case, if i can support bill hing. >> i can support bill and i agree with colleagues that there's not anything about whether one is worse than the other. it's the quality we want to see in a police commission that we want to put forward >> thank you supervisor avalos. since we haven't heard from breed. i'll turn to her. >> president breed. thank you everyone and to all the candidates who i know are in the audience today. thank you for your service and thank you for your interest in applying for this particular decision. you know, this was a hard decision for me, mostly because this is such an important seat. and initially i encouraged bob hersh, i have known him since i
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was a kid. i used to babysit his kid. he's an amazing person and incredible advocate and i thought he would be a great servant, public servant on the police commission, and would aggressively push for the reform that we so desperately need with our department and time and time again, conversations held consistently came back to the fact that this seat was a seat that traditionally was held by someone who has -- someone who is of asian and in some specific cases chinese descent and out of respect for that, he withdrew his name. and it left me with a hard decision, mostly because i know julie sue for a long time and her work in the community and i have a lot of less suspect for her. i've heard incredible things about mr. hing and i didn't know mr.
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homasockey well, so i was rely ongoing the people who reached out to me, the information they provided, their presentations, the conversations, and at the end of the day, you know, i was really surprised that i had a strong interests in supporting mr. homasockey and it had to do with more so what he was about and what he represented. i think about the fact that you know, as a member of the board of supervisors, i think about my life and how number one, i've lost a cousin who was killed by sfpd. number two, i personally witnessed sfpd beat my cousin and i've seen these incidents personally and experienced it. a lot of police brutality growing up in community and thinking it's normal and there was nothing that could be done about it.
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and as someone who is fortunate to serve as the board of supervisors, these decisions has consequence and they're so important and it's not to diminish the accomplishments of the other people, but the people who reached out to me, who reached out to me specifically like rudy from united players and like sean with brothers against guns, those are the people that i actually grew up with and those in -- many of those folks have had challenges in this city and experienced the thing i'm talking about and mr. homasockey has represented those people. he has -- i believe it transformed his understanding when dealing with policy and shaping policy.
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it's one thing to you know, basically talk about it, see it, and ' em -- empathize it and another thing to experience it. i'm appreciative as a defense attorney he has represented many of these people who are looking for the kinds of reform that need to happen because in many cases we know some of these folk are innocent. i know people now who are doing time for crimes that they didn't commit and i need someone who is balanced, who is fair and who understands that, not to suggest that someone else isn't that way, but i think he has an understanding that is similar to my experience that will bring a lot to the table. and it's why i've made a decision to support him and i will be supporting the motion today. i
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do also want to say that i appreciate a lot of what he had to say in committee. he talked about not being opposed to the police officers in our city who serve and protect our citizens everyday, but also wanting accountability. that, to me, is fairness that is a balanced approach to what we have to deal with on the police commission. he also gave me really a lot of hope that he will be a strong commissioner. that he will challenge the department. he will challenge the poa without being an abstructionist. and i want to say that it's not that others have given me that impression. what he says comes across clear which is why i'm in strong
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support of mr. homasockey and i appreciate his application was turned in on time. he started his advocate early and he's been at the table and he wants this for all the right reasons. and that is so important to me because again, the decisions that get made on this commission are so important to communities that especially i and supervisor cohen and supervisor avalos and we all represent challenges in our communities whether it's our immigration issues and all of these things, we understand that there is a diversity of decisions that need to be made in this department so people feel strongly, that the leaders of this department are truly serving and protecting everyone. and so i think that
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it is important to make a good decision, and this is a good decision. supporting mr. homasockey would be a good decision for this board of supervisors and i wanted to mention that i do have a tremendous amount of respect for the other two candidates and i think two things that give me pause about mr. hing and i guess hing is your last name, i'm sorry if i'm butchering your name, was the conversation we -- first of all, actually three things. turn nothing the application late and also expressing that he will hopefully get the poa to buy in and he clarified that, and it made me concerned because i really want a fighter and someone who is going to do
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whatever is necessary to deal with this particular organization who has been an abinstruction as to what we have been trying to do with reforms in this department, and the other conversation around tasers and the other expressed interest in seeing the possibility of tasers, you know, again, you know, that surprised me and i guess that would be in the context of having a larger conversation, but you know, i was a little concerned and maybe i'll say two things, maybe those kinds of conversations need to be had a little bit more in terms of discussing those particular matter and how we can address those particular issues, but today, i would like to support this motion and i'm really torn
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on supporting bill hing. mostly because of those particular issues. and would have liked an opportunity to really -- because we passed this out as a committee report, time was limited and we didn't have an opportunity to really sit down and have a detailed conversation so i'm rely ongoing the information, and the presentation at rule's committee. it's a difficult decision even if this motion fails, it would be a difficult decision for me to agree without having a further conversation and so at this point, i guess what i would ask my colleagues to consider, number one, if this motion fails, we consider continuing this item and having the discussion at a later date to give members of this body an
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opportunity to have these conversations because one of the other issues that occurred was the video link was not up last night and didn't go up for rule's committee until this morning. this is not a decision that we should rush into because we really need to make sure that we get it right. and i'm not suggesting that this one appointment is going to change everything on the police commission. the challenges of the department were not created overnight, and the solutions will not be overnight and i do want to appreciate supervisor cohen especially for her leadership in bringing so many of these issues to the ballot and being an advocate and being consistent and being a real force around these particular issues of reforms in our department. but we have a lot of work to do, and i want someone that i know will be a fighter, will bring creative
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ideas to the table, will push to make sure that these things aren't necessarily just discussed in theory, but they're implemented, and doing so in a balanced way and so i will be supporting the motion and i want to say thank everyone for hearing me out and understanding that again, it's not about being critical or diminishing anyone's work, but if there is a need to do something different and supporting mr. homasockey would be doing something different and needed for this department. >> supervisor yee and we'll go to supervisor cohen and supervisor mar. >> thank you. this discussion has been really interesting. it reminds me why after 2 years of being a chair of the rule's committee i left it. these
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tough decisions, it was always -- we always had situations where we had more qualified candidates than slots and this is no different. i believe that the three remaining candidates are qualified and they have strengths -- they have different types of strengths, but i'm -- i will not be supporting the motion because i believe professor hing is really the type of person i want to be on the commission. i've seen him as a fighter throughout his decades of services to the community and i've seen his connection with the community. most of the times, afar because the issues he dealt with not issues that i dealt with, but just being working in the community
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for all my life, basically. i've seen him as a conrad to not only to the asian-american community, but i've seen him reach across the aisle to a lot of other communities so this is what i have seen and in interviewing or talking to all three of the candidates that has been mentioned, i still believe that even though they have all different types of strengths, to me, bill - professor hing brings his experience of basically about three or 4 decades that he brings in that nobody else can match at this point. >> thank you supervisor yee. supervisor mar. >> i'll say that i totally support what my colleague yee just said. bill hing has been a fighter for over 40 years and he's in the trenches. he puts
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theory into practice and retest his theories. he's been parts of multi racial coalitions and respectful of communities and again, over 40 years of experience from san francisco neighborhood legal assistance foundation to east palo alto to work with the san francisco foundation on racial justice and equity, but he's got deep relationships with communities and leaders and we need that at this time and i urge support for him. resist the stereotype of law professors please ask acknowledge as supervisor tang mentioned that professor hing really is a strong candidate that will serve us well on the police commission. thank you. >> if we buy into the stereotypes, obama wouldn't be president at this time, supervisor mar. supervisor kim. >> thank you, president breed. i just want to appreciate how difficult this decision is before us today and thank you
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for reminding me, supervisor yee why i don't want to go back on rule's committee either. i just you know, it was difficult for me to make an assessment being i wasn't able to watch the rule's committee yesterday. i did see ms. julie sue present on thursday online and i just want to thank you for your presentation. i thought you did a great job on in particular talking why this seat is so important for the chinese and asian american community and in particular, that has long felt been ignored by sfpd. a lot of crime that takes place in these communities are often as victims and so our often responded by seeing we're going to start reconvening in apr council monthly for the community to be able to have consistent dialogue with the police department around what is priority needs are around
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public safety. and i hope the board doesn't mind, but being that we have the privilege of having the candidates here in the room today, and just looking around the room and seeing where the votes are head, i wanted to ask professor bill to come up to answer a few questions if that's okay. just reading on paper, my leaning is towards is -- >> colleagues can we do that without objection? without objection, we'll allow members of the board to be asked questions. >> thank you. my leaning is towards professor hing because i'm the most particular with his experience around immigrant rights issues in the community, and i think they are so relevant to the police commission today. but just a couple of questions. one of the points that had been brought up about you and this is an important thing and i asked this a lot when i chaired rule's committee is whether you have attended the meeting which
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you're applying for, because that's an interest of passion around the issues so i wanted to give professor hing an opportunity to respond to that, to answer why he may not have attended police commissions and why we should support -- >> let me thank you for considering my candidacy and listen to go -- listening to the conversation that's taken place, if i'm fortunate enough to get through this successfully, i want you to know that i pledge to meet with each and every one of you to talk about your desires and your goals and your aspiration and to get to know you better and to try to help move the agenda forward in a positive way for san francisco. i plead guilty. i haven't attended any of the meetings. and partly the reason for it is that i
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wasn't thinking about that seriously about the particular commission. i've been thinking about these issues in trying to figure out a way of how to get more involved on a day to day basis on these issues that are challenging to the nation. and as i indicated in rule's committee, i was relies on mg understanding when victor wong was you elected to the superior court he was going to be sworn in, in january and that's when the opening would be and that's when i would apply. >> professor, i'm not asking about the tardiness of your application. given you have not attended previous police commission hearings why should we as the board of supervisors support you today? >> you should support me because i have a long history
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of the commitment to taking on difficult jobs, rolling up my sleeves and working 110% on each assignment that i've had. i pledge to you that if i am selected to be a member of this commission that i will not only just fulfill the duties, but i will go far beyond what you might imagine in terms of putting into practice the years of understanding that i have on how to work with individuals, how to work with folks quote on quote from across the aisle. i've done that on a criminal -- the commission on the administration of justice and i've done it with board patrol agents. i've done it with other faculty member and it's something that i thrive on. i think i'm good at. i was asked a question yesterday that i --
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about how i would -- how i would bring together the diverse community and i want you to know, my style is more a style on trying to meet with individuals first. and trying to get to know them and know their goals and values are. i don't think i'm a grandstander. that's a different type of philosophy or approach that others may be successful at. i'm more of a let's sit down and chat about your goal and priorities and let's see where we can agree, see where we might not agree, so i guess i'm -- i'm digressing but i suppose i'm asking you to base your judgment based on my history of hard work and commitment on taking on difficult challenge and fulfilling those challenges. >> and by


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