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>> commissioner, i can start and if anybody else wants to kind of jump in. commissioner moore was corrected enough to look at this in different sides and i think mount davidson was the product of much discussion today. so let me just kind of flip up there if i can find it quickly. at mount davidson, the proposal calls for a total of 1600 trees over a 20 year period. 9400 of them would remain. that is-that is what the plan would also be allow. other specific sites that came up. i think glen canyon if i can find it. glen canyon, 5880
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trees. the plan discusses the removal over a 20 year period of 120. i do one or we emphasize the 121 the planting >> that was my next question. can i-we are not removing them >> correct. >> we are doing a one-to-one removal >> removing and replacing and doing a lot of other good habitat. removing mature trees and planting trees that need to grow but you've heard a lot a lot of land management agencies [inaudible] the presidio needs to be regional parks. just to name a few. there is aging and it he spoke from his expense [inaudible] there's not a land management agency that is an actively manage and maintain its urban forest. it's critical. >> weathers opportunity, would we be looking to 42-21
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replacement? >> the urban speed forced to counsel recommended a more aggressive approach but i think the plan says 121 which is the minimum we would do. it's also resource dependent and some of it is i think has some depends on the environmental conditions of a particular site but overall the departments-we operate with a-there's a stock called annette tree game which is looking at the trees removed versus the number of trees added in our system and i think over the last few years we are around 1.8 so we're averaging more trees planted then removed. i would like to tell you that we could get to three 21. i think more trees are better so we continue to plants. >> commissioners? do you have a question. go ahead. >>_to speak to [inaudible]. >>_to speak to [inaudible] >> i am just going to speak to
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>> i agree. the planning commission asked the pertinent questions that you get down to it is the [inaudible] is not a golf course about when it's a habitat plan and we have looked at it as requiring greater focus sooner which is a better thing. so i think that is a positive move and i think the number of trees actually if i use the calculation on mount davidson over a 20 year period, keeping a mind that we don't even have funding for this at this point, it's less than 1% per year. so that is just a framework for it and i would go back to a comment made earlier. this document, which is had in a norma's amount of work and enormous amount of staff time, and now in the environment will impact report is the framework to get give guidance. this doesn't mean tomorrow there's going to be chainsaws out clearcutting don't davidson or any other part of the city. so with that i would entertain a motion. >> i like to move to have this
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approved based on the resolution that materials. i do agree this was the very thoughtful document, conference of, well founded on scientific evidence. scientists and disrepute maybe like lawyers can disagree. it was a very thoughtful document and i would like to commend staff and staff before staff, and the hard work they did to put this together. >> is there a second >> second. >> moved and seconded. before i asked for a roll call about i do want to thank everybody that showed up today because i think it showed and a norma's amount of interest and i share the comment that how proud we are that san francisco takes this old sears. with that could you call roll call >> commissioner anderson fuck aye bonilla in favor, harrison aye low yes and buell aye it
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passes unanimously >> thank you we moved to adjourn? moved and seconded. all those in favor say, aye. >>[chorus of ayes] thank you. >> the meeting is adjourned. >>[gavel] >>[adjournment] >> >> >> >> what if you could make a memorial that is more about information and you are never fixed and it can go wherever it wants to go? everyone who has donated to it
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could use it, host it, share it. >> for quite a great deal of team she was hired in 2005, she struggled with finding the correct and appropriate visual expression. >> it was a bench at one point. it was a darkened room at another point. but the theme always was a theme of how do we call people's attention to the issue of speci species extinction. >> many exhibits do make long detailed explanations about species decline and biology of birds and that is very useful for lots of purposes. but i think it is also important to try to pull at the strings inside people. >> missing is not just about specific extinct or endangered species. it is about absence and a more fundamental level of not knowing
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what we are losing and we need to link species loss to habitat loss and really focuses much on the habitat. >> of course the overall mission of the academy has to do with two really fundamental and important questions. one of which is the nature of life. how did we get here? the second is the challenge of sustainability. if we are here how are we going to find a way to stay? these questions resonated very strongly with maya. >> on average a species disappears every 20 minutes. this is the only media work that i have done. i might never do another one because i'm not a media artist per se but i have used the medium because it seemed to be the one that could allow me to convey the sounds and images here. memorials to me are different from artworks.
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they are artistic, but memorials have a function. >> it is a beautiful scupltural objective made with bronze and lined with red wood from water tanks in clear lake. that is the scupltural form that gives expression to maya's project. if you think about a cone or a bull horn, they are used to get the attention of the crowd, often to communicate an important message. this project has a very important message and it is about our earth and what we are losing and what we are missing and what we don't even know is gone. >> so, what is missing is starting with an idea of loss, but in a funny way the shape of this cone is, whether you want to call it like the r.c.a. victor dog, it is listen to the earth and what if we could
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create a portal that could look at the past, the present and the future? >> you can change what is then missing by changing the software, by changing what is projected and missing. so, missing isn't a static installation. it is an installation that is going to grow and change over time. and she has worked to bring all of this information together from laboratory after laboratory including, fortunately, our great fwroup of researche e-- g researchers at the california academy. >> this couldn't have been more site specific to this place and we think just visually in terms of its scupltural form it really holds its own against the architectural largest and grandeur of the building. it is an unusual compelling object. we think it will draw people out on the terrace, they will see the big cone and say what is that. then as they approach the cone tell hear these very unusual
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sounds that were obtained from the cornell orinthology lab. >> we have the largest recording of birds, mammals, frogs and insects and a huge library of videos. so this is an absolutely perfect opportunity for us to team up with a world renown, very creative inspirational artist and put the sounds and sights of the animals that we study into a brand-new context, a context that really allows people to appreciate an esthetic way of the idea that we might live in the world without these sounds or sites. >> in the scientific realm it is shifting baselines. we get used to less and less, diminished expectations of what it was. >> when i came along lobsters six feet long and oysters 12 inches within they days all the
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oyster beds in new york, manhattan, the harbor would clean the water. so, just getting people to wake up to what was just literally there 200 years ago, 150 years ago. you see the object and say what is that. you come out and hear these intriguing sounds, sounds like i have never heard in my life. and then you step closer and you almost have a very intimate experience. >> we could link to different institutions around the globe, maybe one per continent, maybe two or three in this country, then once they are all networked, they begin to communicate with one another and share information. in 2010 the website will launch, but it will be what you would call an informational website and then we are going to try to, by 2011, invite people to add a memory. so in a funny way the member rely grows and there is something organic about how this memorial begins to have legs so
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to speak. so we don't know quite where it will go but i promise to keep on it 10 years. my goal is to raise awareness and then either protect forests from being cut down or reforest in ways that promote biodiversity. >> biodiverse city often argued to be important for the world's human populations because all of the medicinal plants and uses that we can put to it and fiber that it gives us and food that it gives us. while these are vital and important and worth literally hundreds of billions of dollars, the part that we also have to be able to communicate is the more spiritual sense of how important it is that we get to live side by side with all of these forms that have three billion years of history behind them and how tragic it would be not commercially and not in a
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utilitarian way but an emotio l emotional, psychological, spiritual way if we watch them one by one disappear. >> this is sort of a merger between art and science and advocacy in a funny way getting people to wake unand realize what is going on -- wake up and realize what is going on. so it is a memborial trying to get us to interpret history and look to the past. they have always been about lacking at the past so we proceed forward and maybe don't commit the same mistakes. . >> working for the city and county of san francisco will immerse you in a vibrate and dynamic city on sfroert of the art and social change we've been
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considering a career with the city and county of san francisc >> good morning and welcome to the san francisco planning commission registry commission registry hearing for thursday, december 15, 2016, any kind. proceedings. and when speaking before the commission, if you care to, do state your name for the record. i'd like to call roll at this time. commissioner president fong commissioner johnson commissioner koppel and commissioner melgar we expect scombhifks commissioner vice president richards and commissioner moore to arrive firefighters first proposed for continuance none so move on to the


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