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help to prevent them along with educating people when the laws and about how to get around town safely and changing the laws but that work is important we can get to zero with projects like this thanks very much we appreciate everyone coming out
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>> good afternoon, everyone and welcome to the tuesday, january 10, 2017, board of supervisors meeting welcome to your new it colleagues supervisor sandra fewer supervisor ahsha safai and conceptually welcome to the this is not our first meeting your second welcome and it the returning members with that, madam clerk please call the roll. >> and supervisor president london breed supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor fewer supervisor kim not present
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supervisor peskin supervisor ronen supervisor safai supervisor safai supervisor tang supervisor yee madam president combourm quorum okay ladies and gentlemen, please join us in the pledge of allegiance of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> thank you, madam clerk any communications. >> i have no communications to report madam president. >> colleagues, any changes to the november 1, 2016, board meeting minutes seeing none, is there a motion to approve those minutes move forward two
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supervisor farrell seconded by supervisor tang colleagues without objection, without objection those board meeting minutes will - commissioner kim was no the room during the vote please call. >> a total of 9 million of transfer tax no 2016 through 2017 for funding community college to support the students to place funds on controllers reverses revenues from the november 8, 2016, election. >> thank you supervisor president breed i'll normally not make a. for a second and final vote but the house this is a changed i thought for a new colleagues i'll talk a little bit about the the open of supplemental and the history and talked about a month
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ago in the 20th century our government made an expensive choice a- pre k that the education should be free and universal in the 21st century america became great during the 20th century a high school diploma was an opportunity to climb isn't middle-income now the innovation and item are raising ahead of the public education system research shows you by 202070 percent of all jobs in the country requires a post secondary degree or training and certify throughout the country many states are a opportunity for free education astonish high school students
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and the tuesday, january 10, 2017, inning iconic folks hillary clinton campaigned for college free as policymakers our role to reexamine the tools and resources we provide our citizenry we sorrow fundamentally giving people a chance i'll make the case as last month ago that includes says to the community college i've been asked why not a proposal and why should we subsidy education for individuals that can food it public education will be - but i ask why should we empties education for the children of facebook in facebook if they choose to send their kids to public school we believe thc-2
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all gain i'm state a much for compelling statement for free community college i don't believe that a high school diploma is enough to give people enough for opportunities and the biggest elephant is our growing income and staff cities nation wide have a growing income gap 40 years ago more middle-income americans in the upper income bracket now more americans in our lower and upper than the middle-income the booking institution the gap between the rich and poor is destroying the country and the
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data the income gap rise over guatemala our own middle-income is shrinking between 2012 our middle-income slung into 45 to 34 percent in the meanwhile those earning under 25 thousand this is a grown while the percentage often earning more than one hundred thousand greenhouse and none can deny this in san francisco we see it on our streets and we are responsible i believe in 2, 3, 4 board xafchamber in san francis >> and there's no better way of doing it by investing in human capital and the citizens we can do that by investing in their education and livelihood of conceding so let's increase
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the opportunity for more san franciscans entering into the middle-class it is frankly shameful that student design team it the largest depth in america it is shameful that americans have to spend so much just in order to have a chance to have an opportunity to own their own home or rent a home in san francisco so raise their family and have maybe a decent is pension one day i have mentioned last month that 0 san francisco has a legacy of being bold and progressive we married gay couples and established universal health care and raise minimum wage to $15 by 2018 now i was one of the sthoorts of the minimum wage ordinance it passed with 77.5 percent of the vote but we know that the fight for
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15 is not about lifting more people into middle-class that's my case why i believe that a case 2014 education system should be university and free examine and reexamine a policy to be about that sure if most of the citizens have a chance to make it in san francisco and, of course, around opportunity to grow middle-income i mentioned the luxurious transfer tax i introduced i believe that we can and should ask those who profited the most in the luxury housing market to make it better for all of us make sense that owns a building valued on behalf of $5 million the value of your
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property isn't just based on your own you hard work you should share the profit of your building and home with the rest of the city and those buildings are only valuable in san francisco a city which we've all made great that's indelible throughout the time we decided on how to spend the dollars we work closely with the labor council i've seen you in the audience thank you and 2121 whose manipulating i see and political director who came to our office and proposed that we use this all traffic luxury to apprehend to expand education and whether you're a public high school graduate or an adult that may not is gone to college to
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get our associates degree if you have a degree from you've make 11 thousand more not across the country and so work together with native 21 with the board of trustees to bring it 24 ballot measure four did votes no november many people have asked why we didn't make a tax this is simply we can't by state law you can't dictate real transfer tax otherwise we have had put that in we're here to ask to appropriate the dollars we committed as we campaigned to voters in san francisco to make city college free for all san franciscans so colleagues for your vote a month ago this measure placed 9 to one at the
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full board and want to acknowledge and thank all of my colleagues here last month and to my new colleagues, i ask for your support on moving forward so in august san francisco will become the first city in the nation to make community college free-for-all residents. >> (clapping.) >> i do want to acknowledge susan lamb that working closely in helping us and look forward to work because beyond the appropriation of the working with the board members on the implementation of how to make this a reality thank you very much. >> thank you, supervisor kim. >> supervisor safai. >> thank you i rise to speak in favor of this - what you call it i'm losing the words.
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>> supplemental request want to add to some of the things that supervisor kim talked about and one in particular when we talk about having a means test for something like that people that are often left out the most are the people working families overtime that fluctuates in terms of the cost of living and i know that governor cuomo proposed a threshold of one and 25 thousand making up for that and in many cases a teacher a nurse and their partner that's a working family member if you go go a little above that when in san francisco we're talking about continuing access for thefsh an important aspect i believe we should make that free for everyone and i commend
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supervisor kim and others. >> thank you supervisor safai and supervisor fewer. >> i'm also am a college graduate any father passed away when i was 14 years old and this is my only resource i know how expensive college is and leaving any position as commissioner of the board of education i know that is between the san francisco unified school district that every one of our seniors will graduate with college credits as they enter a 4-year institution and community college we transition 4 hundred plus students the students we serve 90 percent of color the majority are eligible for free and reduced lunch this is a a federal poverty line giles in their barely barely making it in san francisco we have the
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vigorous graduation requirement and one of the history graduation rates so our students are prepared to go to college sometimes city college is the only option i agree with sxim that is a solution one of the solutions to our wealth gap and one for homeless i also think that city college ask an institution that served many, many generations of san franciscans myself included and my husband included also and as gone on to live vibrant and health and safety families in san francisco and cage gave us that foundation for all the students and so for the san francisco unified school district that depend on city college i agree with supervisor kim that city college should be free and this should be something that we see as an extension of public education that is a human right and a 12
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grade diploma is not enough a a two year free two year college education is part of a promise of public education so thank you supervisor kim for bringing this forward i look forward to supporting it. >> thank you supervisor fewer and supervisor ronen. >> thank you. i too supervisor kim am in support of 124 the supplemental and i would like to say what strikes me during a time when we there is legislation after legislation at the federal government moving us back with regard or ward this is one piece of legislation we have the power to move forward and to make a more equitable society we want to say the type of legislation that will make a difference in people's lives but
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it inspires them at the time we all deeply need inspiration there are two weeks left my understanding where the mayor spends the money immediately we could make city college free for the next semester he really urge 9 mayor to spend this money we're going to approve today and to provide that hope to the residents of san francisco thank you. >> thank you supervisor ronen supervisor farrell. >> thank you madam president and again, i agree with this policy but i am not going to vote in favor of it i don't agree with the way it is wrought forward despite the comments from my colleagues we are stripping the homeless budget in order to pay for this and as a matter of priorities the homeless are important in san francisco and as midterm budget
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cycle is the wrong decision to strip our budget. >> thank you supervisor farrell with that, seeing no other names on the roster, madam clerk please call roll. >> supervisor breed supervisor cowen supervisor farrell no supervisor fewer supervisor kim supervisor peskin supervisor ronen supervisor safai commissioner president wolfram supervisor tang supervisor yee 10 i's with one no supervisor farrell descent the ordinance as finally passed. >> (clapping.) >> congratulations supervisor kim thank you for your leadership. >> with that, madam clerk
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please call item 2. >> an ordinance to authorize the department that elections for the fourth amendment to extend the term to 2018 and increase the total initiative from 19 to approximately 29 million and reinforcement. >> supervisor breed. >> supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor fewer supervisor kim supervisor peskin supervisor ronen supervisor safai supervisor sheehy supervisor tang supervisor yee there are 11 i's. >> the ordinance has finally passed unanimously next item. >> item 3 an ordinance to amend the administrative code to modify the fines and fees at the
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public library. >> okay colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection the ordinance is finally passed unanimously next time. >> an ordinance to amend the campaign and government conduct code to file the reports regarding the solicitation of charitable contribution same house, same call? without objection the ordinance is passed unanimously next. >> an ordinance to amend the plastering to add sections to create the mission and 9 street special use district and amend the height limit from the planning commission determination and make the appropriate findings same house, same call? without objection the ordinance is finally passed unanimously next item. >> all item 6 is an ordinance to amend the planning code to
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create an alternative for project sponsors for the fee to small site for the ceqa determination and make the appropriate findings. >> supervisor fewer. >> thank you madam president. >> as supervisor mar was the sponsor of this i'd like to speak about the richmond district by small site program and one of the worst no-fault eviction in the city we need to help the tenants in place with the office we have the ability to very early on identify the buildings that are in danger south africa the affordable housing and building our portfolio i look forward to building additional legislation solution.
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>> thank you supervisor fewer colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection the ordinance is finally passed unanimously next item, please. >> item 7 an ordinance to direct the rec and park department to install a memorial in bernal heights and directing other official acts and affirm the ceqa determination. >> reinforcement. >> on item 7. >> supervisor breed supervisor cowen supervisor farrell. >> no. >> supervisor fewer supervisor kim supervisor peskin supervisor ronen supervisor safai supervisor sheehy supervisor tang supervisor yee. >> there are 10 i's and one no, that supervisor farrell in the descent. >> the ordinance is finally passed next item, please. >> an ordinance to amend the
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code for restrictions on the sale of direction of drinking water to educate the city departments for the restrictions and make the environmental findings. >> madam clerk add me as a co-sponsor. >> call the roll. >> supervisor breed supervisor cowen. >> supervisor farrell supervisor fewer supervisor kim supervisor peskin supervisor ronen supervisor safai supervisor sheehy supervisor tang supervisor yee there are 11 i's and the ordinance finally passes unanimously next item, please. >> item 9 an ordinance to amend the various codes with the administrator code and he health and menu elections for
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substantive changes. >> colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection the ordinance is finally passed unanimously next item. >> item ton 10 to overwhelmed the ordinance entitled regulating the width of the sidewalks for the reduction of a portion of easterly between clemente to the north and geary to the south to adopt the ceqa determinations and the findings. >> same house, same call? without objection the ordinance passed unanimously on the fdr and next item. >> item 11 ton ordinance to amend the planning code to permit terrace on a non-complying section under the article 11 and located on the assessors lot to firmer the planning department ceqa determination and make the appropriate findings. >> same house, same call? without objection the ordinance
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is passed unanimously on the first reading. >> all right. let's skip over our 3:00 p.m. special orders madam clerk please go to committee report. >> item 22 was consideredcy the land use committee on a rescheduled meeting and forward as a committee report an ordinance to amend the you can to implement the vision zero regarding pedestrian safety and making the appropriate findings and affirming the planning department ceqa determination. >> supervisor peskin stem 23-22 we're on item number 22. >> (laughter) sorry there were two - sorry. >> so yesterday we heard this item at land use committee and sent it to the full board the
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timing on this is absent tough because as you may know the general plan amendments are deemed to become law in the board didn't act within 90 days and that will we're running up against the 90 days there's no board meeting the section on the 25th there are some provisions in here that cause concerns for my constituents obviously the high language of the vision zero element to the general plan make abundant senseless in as far as it only called out the requirement for the development of streetscape and public realm plans and one residential neighborhood that it is chinatown and not for any other residential neighborhood that caused concerns if constituents who are not - claim they're not
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consulted by the planning department organization like chinatown trip this is around for decades so - i think what we were interested in was some assurance from the planning department that they would be engaged in meaningful public participation and that will be done collaboratively unfortunately, because the late general plan work we couldn't put the language like that in i was hoping that someone from the planning department would be here to address this and there is excellent the uneasy conclusion we came to yesterday because our options are pretty limited that is as far as we want amend we can either vote it down and have them put in the language that the community is looking for or
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the uneasy piece we come to yesterday the planning department seemed to indicate they might be willing to come up with trailing legislation that will address the communities needs maybe we'll hear from planning what you guys are thinking about that. >> okay we have someone from planning department please identify yourselves. >> a planning department staff we're happy to develop the language that will be sufficient. i'll clarify that is policy is saying for areas we have high concentrations of pedestrians we want to develop the streetscape plan it is implied as part of the process and other projects we've been doing throughout the city >> supervisor peskin. >> i my office will endeavor to work with the planning department and the effective stakeholders to achieve that
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language. >> okay. >> supervisor yee. >> yeah. so i guess i'm a little bit hesitant to vote so for it at this point the general language for the vision zero seems fine but there's when i went through it quibble i realized it seems to be missing pieces for me. >> of course, we want to support improving those high incident corridors such as possible what we - i'm finding fault with that logic is that for you going to the intersection a thousand people crossing and two people might be involved with collisions in the crossing and then i have streets
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in my district and i think other people other supervisors have similar situations where in an intersection i've seen two people one killed badly injured for a street corner in which maybe 5 people cross a day and when you look at it you might say oh, that's not a high injury intersection or corridor when you consider when you look at it from different point of view not just that you recall numbers but looking at the percentage of people that users intersections it becomes a different be perspective i'm beginning to have discussions with ta and mta staff around that thinking and what this document didn't do
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it reflects that type of thinking and and i feel like if we let it go today it will continue to only focus on one way of thinking and that makes me very uncomfortable especially for my district i don't know if you have a response for that. >> sure i can is the general plan is the intent of the supervisors broad policy for different tops that is a transportation element and other documents and policies that the mta uses and follows in the implementation of their measures and things like that i think the reason that we are proposing to update the general plan previously no language and when we reviewed that an application we always referred the general plan the most important it acknowledges vision zero we're doing tremendous work around the policy i think that you know
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this ordinance is not going to address everything related to vision zero and the corridor it is supposed to reference the broader policies the city has and other documents that - and programs that the city can use to help to implement those ideas. >> as much as it is broad in thinking i still to me it is broad and narrow at the same time one percent document it is broad thinking and we don't say to focus on the other neighborhoods so it seems we need to have language that's one piece the other piece is mta has adapted having a lens on equalities and that should be included in vision zero piece of it and no mention of that at all any reason why we don't have
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that. >> so i think under 18 a new policy achieving street safety for all that's trying to he'd the inclusiveness in terms of how we deliver and design our streets and then in regards to the timing of this what will happen if you have to bring it back if we vote it down and need to come back including those language i just - >> if this is voted down it goes back to the planning commission and to the board. >> what impact does it have. >> it is just a timing delay i think we've been working on this to quite a few of the pro-active thing the planning department and the mta took on other cities
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across the country have adapted this and the planning department thought that was appropriate to look at the general plan and make sure the draft larger city policy it is really a timing question the other thing i'll note the planning department is updating the transportation element that is along the process but the idea there to reenvision how the transportation element looks at transportation and lavatories community engagement everything. >> thank you as a chair of the vision zero committee on the ta board i really appreciate then this is pro-active i just wish maybe we had sat down with my office just so we could have had a discussion earlier. >> thank you supervisor yee supervisor tang. >> i thank you very much to
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the planning department staff for their work one of the things i want to point out is policy 23.10 starts on the bottom of page 7 it states we'll maintain a presumption against the use of signals i know that is supposed to be a broad document and general in nature one of the concerns is the fact there are some major arteries for example, for my own 19 avenue or great who highway we want to have cars slowing along those corridors and have act waited signals but when pedestrians are not 4r0u9d free flowing traffic that is important otherwise we'll have cars to the local streets and causing other issues i think that if for some reason the contradiction direction of the
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board to make amendments to the policy i'll say this one i don't know if it is a way to amend it for the general presumption for the signals. >> and did you need clarity on that supervisor tang. >> because my understanding that unfortunately and this is been a presumption. if i think of many members of this body we can't necessarily make any amendments to this plan on this level i'm - there have been back and forth confident with the staff with my staff in particular about certain concerns i believe from the board had serious concerns you know that this is a general plan plan but general concerns in terms of getting to zero and make it safer for pedestrians if there is real concerns we should consider whether or not we want to move this general plan out of this body and make sure that the
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appropriate amendments are made to our satisfaction ultimately we have to deal you know with the impacts on the district because of our only experiences with what we know happens on the ground level so wanted to know if you're interested in getting - any additional clarity as it relates to our concerns. >> sure so perhaps if planning department staff will talk about how we would work with mta when we do install some of the traffic signals for their consideration that they make to decide whether their pedestrian signals that was written with the traffic engineers i am guessing. >> we - the idea of goal of the vision zero to make the
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streets safer for everyone in many cases with the actuated signals they have priority so the idea we're trying to emphasis around the notion of street safety and mta has standards in place they required concern engineering plans in practical i'll be happy to provide that. >> i want to make sure we are case by case certain arteries that require things and others that don't i want to make sure that this blanket statement didn't impact us. >> thank you commissioner tang. >> supervisor kim. >> thank you i scanned through the general plan amendment i was looking at to see if you included the new review protocol for the
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pedestrian safety within the general plan amendments. >> that's not referenced here specifically but that procedure is now in place at the planning department and that was the updated general plan as well as our review the streets plans for the implementation action that came from the planning commission in response to the vision zero policy. >> so i know that supervisor peskin and i represent the two district for the pedestrian vehicular collisions and supervisor yee chairs our vision zero committee i'm surprised that the planning department doesn't contact any of the offices before coming to the full board and seeing the number of questions that different supervisors have and ultimately you get support of members of the board i don't feel comfortable supporting this today i'm not sure why they
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didn't approach us this is one of the major photos in that a general plan amendment it not necessarily - self-we pass something and board pass something with all our input especially this board raise one of my concerns around the review we worked with the particular around the blind project where we knew we were putting in open space to not include that in the general plan amendment is a big gap we are increasing the development particularly in the districts that i represent along with the southeast corridor i would like to see some greater e in your possession in terms of how the planning department will approach that systematically so we're not doing ad hoc this is
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what we're doing around vision zero but in the district i represent and so i would feel itch more comfortable bringing this back to the planning department and having our staff brief our offices on this issue getting our feedback and bringing this back i'll not be supporting this today. >> thank you, supervisor kim can i get clarity on who i think i want to make sure from our deputy city attorney mr. gibner if we don't act on this i understand it goes into effect in terms of our ability to have input i'm not 100 percent certain we'll be able to address some of the issues that supervisor kim and myself and supervisor tang are mentioning here and supervisor yee are menls today and john gibner, deputy city attorney. you're right the board as supervisor peskin said at the
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outset has 90 no power to amend the general plan their initiated with the planning commission and come to the board for an up and down vote the board votes up and down within 90 days of the general plan amendment moindz that 90 period expires on january 25th the day after the next board meeting you have generally two options one is to voted it down today by 6 no votes in which case the planning commission could come back with a new proposed general plan amendment reflecting some of our concerns you can vote up and down the other option to pass it on fdr to giver yourselves for future general plan amendments and then decide on the 24 where
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you want to pass it on second reading or vote it down have the effect of being more or less a stuns give yourselves time to talk over the issues i don't know if it solves anything and okay. thank you. >> supervisor safai. >> oh, i'm sorry supervisor kim were you done. >> he would clarify on that point in turning this down today, the planning department will come back to the board of supervisors after the feedback from the general plan amendment. >> okay thanks. >> supervisor safai. >> sorry about that just wanted to add to some of the comments that were made i know in our district some pedestrian fatalities there's been a lot of conversation about the mission geneva and alameda corridor significant areas of
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our district where pedestrian safety is very important and have the time to weigh in and shape it in a positive manner along with echoing supervisor yee and supervisor peskin say with their input i'm, comfortable voting for this today. >> supervisor peskin. >> thank you madam president despite chair cohen and my attempts to accommodate the department i think i'm reversing myself from. >> yes. vote to i make a motion to send it to the full board with a positive recommendation. >> there's no real times constraint for us and can get it done right. i think that is a larger issue between two institutions for law making body the board of supervisors and the
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planning department which has to be i think more - i too am actually yesterday actually over the weekend when i read the document was a little bit taken auerbach there had been i see a member of the land use committee no affirm outreach when 24 was initiated or when that was transmitted to the board the department comes in on specific projects in as far as that is a hostile button issue that were expressed by me and organization and chinatown i think we should send a message to the commission and staff that we can improve this process as it relates to all general plan amendments and that we take it seriously so i'll be joining those of you in voting no and look forward to
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work in good faith with staff to iron out the details the crux is all we're in agreement with but fine tuning it we're having a collaborative relationship two the two bodies is important enough to send a message we'll vote it down today. >> thank you supervisor peskin supervisor yee. >> so given the fact that is some questions before this augment and, yes clean up legislation my prefer let's get it right the first time and not worry about it. >> given the fact that is not time sensitive and i appreciate that the planning commission has brought this up to once to vision zero to the general plan i prefer today and i won't be
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supporting this knowing that we can have a much better document that we all can support in the near future thank you. >> thank you supervisor yee seeing no other names on the roster, on the item before us madam clerk call roll. >> supervisor breed. >> no supervisor cowen supervisor farrell no supervisor fewer no. >> supervisor kim no. >> supervisor peskin no supervisor ronen no supervisor safai no. >> supervisor sheehy no. >> supervisor tang no. >> supervisor yee no. >> there are one i and 10 nos with supervisor breed public school supervisor farrell supervisor fewer accept supervisor peskin supervisor safai and supervisor sheehy and supervisor yee in the
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descent. >> the item fails madam clerk items. >> new bills madam president submit. >> thank you supervisor cowen. >> thank you very much happy new year everyone colleagues we have a couple he means it to share with you first, the roll call i'm making a i couldn't on the eastern neighborhoods plan monitoring report the ordinances that infected the eastern neighborhood area plans were approved by the board of supervisors required that the planning department produce a 5 year report monitoring residential and commercial development in the eastern neighborhoods in those neighborhoods as well as impact fees generated and private and public benefits and infrastructure the report tracks all development activities that has occurred to the planned area
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between 2011 and 2015 the pipeline in 2016 as i've discussed at previously here at the board of supervisors and my main focus is for the potrero hill and the portion of eastern neighborhoods and also understand the eastern neighborhoods cac has issued a report i like to hear from the cca about their feedback and progress and the plan on the report. >> the next item is a roll call for introduction i'm introducing a resolution urging the city and county of san francisco to join the depreciate up initiative that has a simple role to reduce the number of people with mentally illness it
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is an issue that touches everyone, everyone has - patients seeking mental health services intersecond across care that has a market-rate in the form of homelessness hospitals in the criminal justice system just by way of antidote my michelle obama mother is a child consistency was conditioned to be sensitive to the mental health state of our citizens here in san francisco and san francisco approximately 10 percent of the department of health 25 thousand bafrlt health clients had a health contact in the jail 2, 3, 4 fiscal year so 20 percent of those clients before having history of criminal justice contact between 7 and 14 percent of our jail
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population that is 13 thousand plus in the year of 2015 of this population many of them have serious mental health this is schizophrenia it includes bipolar and includes manic depression and san francisco is known for the generosity of our social services this led other cities to send their folks a one-way ticket to san francisco this is not a substantial position in the country's especially for a system of care is not as effective as it could be. >> so what are we're going to do as we've discussed we can't solely focus on funding for more jails it small business our goal
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to give people in the humane jails are simply not substantial and no a place to treat people with mentally illness not only are they unproven to improve the health of individuals with mentally illness they also cost - a cost effective expense on taxpayers that does not necessarily improve public safety so we can't simply lock people up and think their conditions will improve we noted compassion and appropriate care to accurately address those serious illnesses they're experiencing that ultimately can lead to crime rather than
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exacerbating we should be helping three hundred counties have passed resolution simple to say one i'm asking for today that will - i'd like to before traveling to miami day county to get a better understanding of the way this program is a unrolling out and on the ground and highway how it is working and how the county will significantly reduce their incarcerated population i hope you'll join me and next board of supervisors meeting in approving this resolution i want to take a moment and thank commissioner borden and supervisor kim are supervisor sheehy supervisor farrell supervisor safai for their co-sponsorship on this critical measure and finally a brief in memoriam i want to reduce mr. todd louis passed away on
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december 31st he was born and raised in richmond, california and spent 3 years at the san francisco state university before we tried auto as a walk on san francisco 49ers he had a bright future ahead of him became a independent consultant involved in mavsht companies across the united states helping them create a network in the united states as well as canada europe companies during that time his mother would recruit him for the electrical business and vufb he changed his mind he served as ceo and he dramatically changed the people's told us on the importance of energy and the proposal of hazardous wastes now, throughout the bay area mr.
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louis lights are shining bright and for those of you who don't know some of the projects is the light go installation around the city hall where the 49ers used to win. >> - (laughter) okay. >> well, he was the person responsible for the light installation he also was responsible for not only city hall but all the united airlines plaza with the san francisco international airport with the san francisco sf light rail and the bridge mr. louis strived to produce the most efficient products and during his time with the pacific the company was recognized by the sufficient company in the united states department of commerce as the first green firm of year the california
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department of general services so for outstanding chouchlts in closing i want to recognize mr. losing a dreary friend and a pillar of the community he'll be solely missed a minority contractor across the state of california and with that, i ask we close the entire board meeting out in his memory madam president. >> thank you and colleagues, can we close the meeting out for mr. louis on behalf of the whole boards without objection, without objection we'll close the meeting out on behalf of the whole board and supervisor cowen at 3:00 p.m. we'll cut away to the special orders. >> supervisor farrell for two
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consequences nights a strange rotten egg smell has nothing to do with with politics i had concerns of the anxious cause of the smell and left for questions for weeks recently investigations from the bay area officials have shown hydrogen caused the sulfur smell cheven details for more than 13 hours before reporting to district officials the districts officials are asking before about the extreme delay and cheven fails to take responsibility but the commitment and independents - we have air quality on the books for a reason and cheven have's
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has not answered the question i'm asking for direct answers the public needs to know why they occurred in the first place. >> what procedures against toxic embarrass and what the implementations could be for the residents i plan to host the hearing we'll be asking chevron to report i look forward to make sure those toxic gas leaks never happen again in san francisco the rest i submit. >> commissioner fewer. >> yes. thank you we spoke yesterday about a woman editor on the board of supervisors with angle incoming administration to protect the rights of women i'm proud to be joining women and all will i from district one and my two
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adult daughters i invite any colleagues for those of you who don't know for the women's market from the website the women's march is unified to stand for human rights civil liabilities as social justice for all we get the street through tolerance and compassion and ask all people to join us january 21st, 2017, 3 to 5:00 p.m. a rally of speakers art and music at service center and 5:00 p.m. a candle light march so if you're interested in joining me and my clearances and friends and family please contact my office and madam president is now just after 3:00 p.m. >> okay. we'll return to roll call at a later time but at this
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time we will turn to our 3:00 p.m. special orders today, we have 3 and we will start with the first 3:00 p.m. special or the madam clerk call items 12 through 15. >> item 12 through 1 comprise the public hearings continued open from december 13th for persons interested in the proposed proximate o project on fundamentally so allow the expansion of 3, two-story structures and construction of a 4 story residential building and the determination of exemption from environmental review under the surknown as ceqa on december 26th and issued as a exemption by the planning department on the 27 of june and september 22, 2016, item 13, 14 and 15 the emotions with the
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public hearings. >> supervisor ronen. >> yes. colleagues you may recall that late last year the board of supervisors directed the planning department to analyze the potential economic impacts on the project on 1515 south van ness that is close to the project on appeal today i have been working with both the project sponsors and the appellants who are in agreement to continue this item to the march 21, 2017 board meeting at that point we expect the planning will have a deeper analysis looking at the impacts not only on the 1515 south van ness but also on the project at 2675 fulsome street so i will be making the motion to continue item 13 through 15 to the march 21st, 2017 board
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meeting. >> madam president that's item 12 through 15. >> supervisor ronen has made a motion to continue and seconded by supervisor peskin is there any public comment on the continuance seeing none, public comment is closed. all right. on the motion to continue the items 12 through 15 to the meeting of march 21st, 2017. >> supervisor ronen did you have any further remarks. >> the appellants withdrew their conditional use appeal. >> we'll get to this next can we take the continuance without objection it be continued to the meeting of march 21st, 2017 a madam clerk call items 16 through 19.
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>> have been continued for a public hearing for a conditional use authorization so for a proposed project at the 2675 fulton street dated september 22nd and item 17, 18 and 19 associated with that public hearings. >> supervisor ronen. >> yes. the appellants have withdrawn their conditional use appeal i pack a motion to adopt item 17 and there is a motion on the table 18 and 19. >> okay supervisor ronen has made a motion seconded by supervisor peskin any public comment on the items seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues without objection without objection the motion passed unanimously all right. madam clerk go to the next 3:00 p.m. special orders >> items 20 and 21 are pursuant to a resolution on december 13, 2016, the board will queen a committee as a
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whole for a public hearing to consider the the subject property the proposed vacation of certain san francisco public works public easements. >> supervisor yee. >> this is part of the development plan that was passed in 2011 i believe so i ask my colleagues to just for their support of this item. >> thank you supervisor yee. >> all right. this hearing is now open and - let's see one second - >> okay. colleagues we're sitting as a which he as a whole to discuss the public utilities commission public service
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easement we've open this at this time colleagues, any more questions. >> okay. are there any members of the public that want to comment on this hearing at this time seeing none, public comment is closed. seeing no members of the public that wants to comment this hearing is held and filed and now reconvene as the board of supervisors >> all right. let's go to the items seeing no other names on the roster, madam clerk please call roll. >> item 21. >> supervisor breed supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor fewer supervisor kim supervisor peskin supervisor ronen supervisor safai
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supervisor sheehy. >> commissioner tang supervisor yee. >> there are 11 i's. >> okay. this ordinance passes unanimously on the first reading madam clerk reinforcement. >> next for new business supervisor kim. >> thank you, madam clerk i didn't get an opportunity to welcome the newest members to the board of supervisors a chief suhr commissioner cavanes and supervisor sheehy that is exciting to see new faces on the board so thank you for running thank you for serving this is a great job and i believe we'll be doing great work on behalf of the city and county of san francisco together today colleagues i'm requesting the budget analyst to look at the improvement at penalty since
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2000 itch often joked that one of the things i've learn on the board of supervisors if either that a property owner and didn't understand the zoning or use of any building i'll not bother to look it up because interest guess so little enforcements we estimate negotiating and up to date together we have the acts like the academy of art we often see smaller actress not asking for if anythingness this is how we lost our pdr and aorta spaces to office and other more profit uses here in san francisco enforcement has been a point of debate in the land use ordinances from legalization of legal unit and short-term rentals the board has questioned the ability to force new regulars on land use and the
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planning department has not limited to not having the resources to enforce the laws if a breeder recent land use hearing last month i learned that exceeded the fact that one of the property owners has been violating the restrictions of special use district since 2008 planning has not taken any action and not a pencil scheme when it takes 8 years to examine a violation of laws i'm not upset at the property owners i look at the planning department i'm asking the b l a what actions this department has taken over the last 16 years and look at the penalty schemes in place i look forward to the future discussion and call for a hearing once the board - i want to acknowledge supervisor cowen i believe that mental health is one of the biggest issues that i
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hope we can tackle and confront we see in our prisons and homeless shelter population and one we absolutely need to look at resources for and best practices without - seeing how we can better address this issue and birth acknowledge the dignity informative individuals that are suffering thank you very much its third reading. >> thank you, supervisor kim. >> supervisor peskin. >> thank you mr. clerk. >> colleagues. >> today, i'm introducing a hearing at the government audit and oversight committee award to the recent and frankly dismal findings the road trip report raisons in november of the 25 urban areas in the cio country with a population of one half million or more san francisco
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and oakland jointly rank number 1 in poor road conditions we top that chart with a whooping 71 percent of roadways visually everyone in the city has been ref end of a rough ride whether ours is a driver or cyclist as a member of the government audit committee we know how many lawsuits because of that i know that every one of our offices receives frustrated calls about gapping potholes and the patchwork from consecutive road topics it is not the sexiest project but working with planning and mta to analyze the findings and see what strategies to pursue obviously we have done go bonds in the past buses
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participate revisit the vehicle license fee to make sure they're on track to get us off this list and in addition i'm looking forward to our support on prevention my office has been working on thank you to my aid lee to make sure that the doubt has a consistent set of best practices regarding the retention of the critical permit and safety documents drushgsz of the 3 hearings on academic hearing with the emphasis on 31 mission street as the memorial tower that became apparent the records need to be updated it is not acceptable that critical documents were lost particularly the significance of one of the first high-rises the public has
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a right to know the circumstances the schematic vulnerable projects and the extent of our safety review processes finally colleagues i'd like to adjourn today's meeting with my dear friend one and only mar, i had the prestige of marrying them at the they're beautiful reception reception at the north beach restaurant called dpe e deflower for the pass past 20 years proceeded over the family restaurant with no budget and no real experience quickly became a corner of north beach neighborhood with m b baking up r up pastries selling her trademark so it is a terrible lose any
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condolences to her family for her brother patrick marks and his husband the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor peskin. >> supervisor ronen. >> colleagues he couldn't be more excited the first piece of legislation i'm introducing the quatro special use district it is a its been a long time coming and want to recognize members of the quatro council that are in the audience you can stand up today thank you very much for being here. >> we have been working on this legislation for over two years especially eric and i had the pleasure of working as a legislative aide to develop the special use district and really wanted to start out by thanking supervisor campos for starting and making this work i feel grateful i get to introduce it
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as my first legislative act the mission is the heart of latino community in san francisco quatro is definitely the center of that heart it is a special place where parents drop off their daughters after school where people are on tours the incredible murals where friends gather for brunch at the fountain and legacy business and where artists exhibit their cutting-edge work at the place those are a few examples of why the board of supervisors in 2014 dedicated the area surrounding 24th street quatro as the latino cultural district that body recognizes the latino chief scott and why it is a special place an area facing the brunt
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of the affordable crisis we talk about affordability we think about housing but small businesses are displaced at the rapid pace that is changing the neighborhoods the legislation that mayor ed lee and i want to thank the mayor and his incredible staff for working with us to develop that legislation that legislation we're introducing is a critical tool in helping preserve the character and have i been vibrancy of the quatro district for the first time we're using the land use tool to tashlg what characteristics and there been in turmoil because of widespread - so the quatro didn't just become restaurant row introduce the legislation we are laying
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how out the welcome mat for businesses that will do 4 thought or meet 4 of the 6 criteria one of products and services assessable to all residents protecting and middle-income to support local hire, 3 develop partnerships with the new and existing institutions along the corridor and 4 support local and latino art and the design chafgz of the corridor and 6 preserve the legacy businesses those are thirty plus year businesses that have been offline dedicated as making significant contributions to san francisco community the legislation requires businesses to obtain is a conditional use authorization and another layer of review for in two instances when the business want to merge or when replacing what was formally a
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legacy business this legislation also works to maintain a unique system along the corridor so that not only serves as a designation location but all neighborhoods serving the corridor it limits restaurants and bars if they're in three hundred foot dynamic which restaurants and bars make up more 35 percent of the businesses i want to give a - to develop that legislation with us starting with lisa and others but especially recognize see she's getting a hand to my new colleagues working ♪ incredible city in every department gems there are super
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stars that are brilliant that cares deeply about their work and we're lucky on this board of supervisors to get to work with and at the office of economic workforce development one of the person next to erica she know more about it street that anyone in the world and been an amazing advocate and all will i to work with so if you're watching thank you so much for your work and recognize has nothing to do with on my formal colleagues and now moved to any offices and sheila in case you didn't hear that and for the quarreling council thank you for fighting so hard to prevent displacement of the beautiful community in the quatro and mission it will be very fun to see this legislation implemented after so much thoughtful work being put into
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that i'll say this is really cutting-edge using land use tools to address displacement of business is it might be one of the first in the country we're using this tool to make that happen we're dpw is a model in this sense i know we want to recognize supervisor jane kim who is looking at something similar for both the tenderloin support the instance district the lgbt community in the tenderloin as well as the filipino community in soma so we are experimenting here in san francisco this is something we like to do and really expect to have a great impact with that legislation thank you very much the rest i submit >> thank you supervisor ronen. >> supervisor safai. >> thank you, colleagues.
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i want to as part of my introduction today keep a promise that we made while we campaigned for office on the issue of childcare so i would like to call for a hearing to evaluate the equality and affordable childcare in district 11 including the analysis of the number of children age 5 and under living in my district and a place privately operated and city funded we ask to attend the department of children, youth the office of early childcare and education the first 5 san francisco and the san francisco unified school district to talk to compile a report and attend this committee. >> we as many of you know maybe you don't know our district in district 10 and supervisor cowen have the most children under the age of 18 and
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in many cases children under the age of 5 without access to affordable childcare and overtime you can't go to work i can speak from personal externals our childcare was adopted from district 11 and relocated into the mission we were fortunate to help to find a home for them we through the archdiocese but good quality childcare and the diversity of childcare in our instance is the spanish immersion program not many of them that are affordable in san francisco and all types of childcare working families for families and so i introduce this today in regards to so many different families in need to assess for accountable childcare
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i welcome and look forward to overseeing departments coming in and providing the information to us so we can grasp the policies and help to address the short come livable city. >> thank you supervisor safai. >> supervisor sheehy. >> colleagues a great honor of years being an advocate of issues i care deeply about on the house side now in 2, 3, 4 chamber with the opportunity to introduce legislation that will have a elementary impact on those issues today my first roll call 3 first and foremost i'm a district supervisor with the responsible to the people in district 8 one of the most pressing issues is neighborhood crime car break-ins
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and petty theft and the likes in front of my house there have been car break ins twice between the last three to four months and nothing you know our neighbor next door has two little kids i have two little kids i see literally in front of our houses kids you've baby-sat as they shakes broken glass off the car seats down the street someone in broad daytime robbed with a gun i talked with someone that experienced home break in and not that the neighborhood matter this is an indemnification across the city
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so many efforts to set a crime policy a ballot measure we've yet to find a consistent policy we need to fight against crime that is thoughtful and compassionate so today, i'm calling for a hearing to begin to scope the crime fighting strategy for the city i understand this is an issue that supervisor yee also cares about i'll be happy to work with you in this effort this is a problem that effects owl san francisco. >> i mentioned previously i've dedicated my life for mostly hiv people the trump lead human services worries me the affordable health care is immediately threatened and the impact of the policy will effect us dramatically so today, i'm introducing a
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resolution to encourage congress to maintain the affordable health care act and it's entirety to provide health care to the 39 million people and for the 200 and 50 thousand people in san francisco who's lives have been enhanced by having health care coverage and finally to this end calling for a hearing on the tax we expected that will come on health care that will effect undocumented and lgbtq the homeless and programs that helped other people in the city in the case they're built by the trump administration i'm aware that mayor ed lee has been at the forefront and removed out to a number of mayors and held strategic round tables with the city department heads to make sure that the san francisco residents are taken care of in the case of the repeal of the
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affordable health care act this hearing will be an opportunity to talk about this 2, 3, 4 open forum i look forward to working with the mayor and all board members to identify the strategy so for those disaster cuts and finally supervisors have supported transgender san franciscans i continue that work with the inquires to the sheriff's department the treatment of transgender people in the custody of the sheriff's department is a subject i've heard much about transgender people last year more ways to sure proper treatment someone says this subject is complicate but your values are simple san francisco must treat every individual into custody with dignity and respect regardless of their transgender er sexual orientation this is crucial to know that is the sheriff's duty
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to treat people with the respect they deserve this letter of inquires is the first small step and look forward to the sheriff's rely. >> thank you chief financial officer supervisor sheehy. >> supervisor yee. >> i'm going to be calling an audit of the - which was published by the bust in july of him in july of 2015 i introduced an audit on all senior services in san francisco. >> in september of 2015 the board of supervisors adapted this motion and in july of 2016
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the b l a published a report evaluating the vision of senior services and in light of the dignity fund passing last november we set aside a baseline of dedicated fund for over 20 years for programs for seniors and adult disabilities it is time to call a hearing on the findings and recommendations from this report so the city resources especially the staffing and budget at the department of aging & adult services can be deployed strategizing and effectively to reach the seniors that needs the services the most in the b l a performance report it identified 4 findings and 16 recommends regarding ways to improve the needs of assessment to contain a gap analysis how to
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make contract awarding more transparent and consistent, how to monitor contracts more consistently, how to improve the evaluations of case management providers and also ways to reduce the wait list for nutrition programs for businesses the purpose of this hearing to make sure our city resources will be used wisely to maximize the quality and deliver the services to our seniors. >> i will call on many agencies that provide senior services including the department of aging & adult services, the mayor's office of housing and community development, the department of health, the san francisco mta, and also the rec and park department to report their services what kind of services their providing for seniors.
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>> i want to thank my colleagues malia cohen, who also supported the dignity fund and supervisor sheehy and jane kim who are agreeing to co-sponsor this hearing with me and he look forward to more of my colleagues joining as joining us in this hearing the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor yee. >> madam president that concludes the introduction of new business. >> madam clerk please read public comment. >> as a whole and not to matter. speakers using translation services get up to twice the time. sump as the case with the new and unfinished business or the committee report pursuant to the board's rules pleases direct tour remarks to the board as a
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whole speakers using interpretation will be allowed twice the amount of time and if you want to display our documents on the overhead please take it down after the meeting. >> sir, i need to stand in line like everything else mr. yip please come forward not in front of everyone. >> good afternoon andrew yip the world is full of good hope we have good lives with certain imperfection we must rescue our hearts that requires us to engage on personal cultivate shotgun a market-rate into the universe political leaders with good virtues should be on the
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zoology of world peace platforms in extension to foresee good teaching of true principles for the resolutions fore. of civil today is order having virtues of loyalty and justice for civil out rightness one can maintain the holy peace and love and protection for our people being close to the people and joyfully with the people political leaders can help the people and manage the people with good works of cultiva cultivation tok to the integrity of holy ways and virtues for unidentified passion and wisdom and destiny amen thank you. >> thank you.
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>> next speaker, please. >> herbert wiener district one. >> i'm requesting the boards undivided attention thank you the need for an mta watchdog the mta is out of control with practices for these seniors and the disabled to walk a quarter of a mile to the bus stop if in their unrealistic and inadequate solutions and deleting parking spaces that causes congestion and harm to businesses and customers of our city for these the seniors and disabled and seriously ill to walk long distances on increasing bus speed is irrational it is part and parcel for muni forward that takes public transportation at great public expense for decades muni and mta have never solved the problems of public transportation muni forward is
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the backward example it is powerless to address that mattered with mayor ed lee and the administration assistant overall the mayor administration assistant are a checks and balances for the collective departments mta must abide by this board. >> the asserted will be there to pick up that in a moment. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> supervisors. >> i watched the inauguration you all called is an inauguration and like to this city the city and county of san
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francisco has its first people the muwekma ohlone to the newcomers i'll urge to you go to the website so you'll understand what that means i represented san francisco one thousand 6 hundred miles to north dakota to be with the sioux nation but we have real, real problems here in san francisco. >> and our young native-americans are ready to come to city hall and as we've done before brought to your attention that you all can have all the hearings you wanted to but have to address quality of life issues it is a shame that in this great city named after distance we have the homeless dying on our streets our
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children don't get the best benefit you're bringing this up but our mayor a fast asleep at the cockpit we embrace the straights, we embrace the chinese and embrace everything else it is time to embrace the muwekma ohlone thank you very much. >> thank you. >> >> next speaker, please. >> thank you supervisor president london breed ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls my name is a christopher's i live on 6 and howard less than 40 years from sea level rise i rise to comment on vision roll call our beloved harvey rose with the
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report on the number of pedestrians killed in our beloved county by all drivers over the past several years the average is 20 vehicular o levitations per year mr. rose said a process is in place to reduce this to zero the so-called vision zero i'll note if your vision is at zero our blind if that's the goal of board it is already blind mr. rose represents 42 signifies were written by sfpd for the 5 most dangerous moving violations 6 thousand were for running a red light inch demonstrated in previous safeguards one fails every light cycle oil assert that someone runs the red light
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at every intersection san francisco soma during daytime hours as a at a minimum 50 intersections times 12 or 10 hours a day times two hundred and 50 days for one-hundred 5 million violations at a minimum just four soma and work days that makes the count of 6 thousand sifgsdz written by sfpd over a year feeble to the point of contempt payroll sfpd has vision zero thank you for your time. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> thank you supervisor president london breed and board of supervisors. >> my name is a curiosity i'm in district 4 today, i want to speak in opposition to establishing a public fund in
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support of legal defense services for immigrants i don't object to a - but no public money used for the purposes it is a violation of the law i don't want my people to be engaged in illegal activity i'm sure they don't want to break the law give you a little bit of background in our federal constitution the 6th amendment that guarantees each of citizen a right to an interest in my criminal case or criminal trial or criminal court procedure we have public defenders that provide the legal defense free of charge to clients the jurisdiction of san francisco is unique and only monk a handful of jurisdictions in the nation
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where the public defender are currently jeff adachi is an elected office in crystal court no right to an attorney the defendant must pay for his own attorney in an immigration the immigration natural shotgun states the rights and procedures in procedure to this section under regulations of the attorney general the alien should shall have the prestige of being represented with no fees who authored the practice is a jeff adachi our public defender is attorney an attorney and he knows it is the law and this is is the way is it is and many supervisors are attorneys i'm wondering why - >> thank you, sir.
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>> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> just so you know mr. yip said i could go before him, i was listening to leon on the.com and talking about is a matter of fact, cruise defended in proving he basically destroyed the consumer price index consumer price index consumer price index they're trying to paint him is a absolute lie okay in regards to provecy i was meeting of the on the fact that president elect was elected on a sabbath year we're in the is an biggest until march how many times he was the 9 president elected on the sabbath year if
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by 200044 a president elected on a is an biggest year that precedes of jubilee years that guy didn't do anything of notoriety the last time a president was elected on a is an biggest year what bush and previous to that censured that was epic i never thought that would end like it i'm not putting my faith in government but if christ he that rules should consider what got says rule in the fear of god think about that we acknowledged we're one nation under god one nation under god and the revelation is not the koran he'll put his hand on the bible not the koran so it is quite interesting jesse is
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coming soon in the three hundred years it ended in 1776 the reason why month chilgz don't understand this gives us when yosemite national park was destroyed by the babylons. >> good afternoon supervisor breed and board of supervisors my name is a iris that's my aunt sitting over there in the chore over one hundred years old and expects to be homeless this coming week she's been in a two major battling battle of the office of economic workforce development development awhile he had an application in the public utilities commission for condo conversion the district attorney's office is looking at this they've
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really not got to it not come to her home and peter owens have pulled out their application, however, a clrltd for him to be a public official have the public's trust and b be in san francisco for his own personal gain every member of that building 670 you page street she was hospitalized and because the investigation the department of aging & adult services have treated us with dismissal and i'm saying that kindly the department of aging & adult services wrote me me an e-mail he's not at liability to speak about that jennifer in the agency has come to her home seeing shefrsz under various by the other owners that is illegal
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my aunt paid 100 percent and not miss a payment they were able to raise a lawsuit they attached fraudulent documents to her deed of trust she's a resident of this city and should be protected by the agency that looks after those agencies your department of aging & adult services contacted the sheriff and told the sheriff that two other relatives of hers would be taken in. >> i'm sorry i don't want to go over time but we were - >> thank you, ma'am i'll have someone come over and take a statement from you thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm robin i want to welcome the people on the board the new people i decided to come and thank san francisco for declaring it's a sanctuary city when i saw that i
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thought i want to say thank you we're proud of that and we may have the state of california join you in being declared a sanctuary this is important as you're aware our city went into action right after the election people on the street i went to the green festival and asked for the environmental organizations what was happening they were getting more donations and i recall 12 though new members it is covering up in manipulating people are ready to fight with the - has one and 20 attorneys ready to hit the ground running and san francisco bar organized a attorneys conference last friday at the bill graham
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auditorium they're ready to go and a lot of street action at the owe federal building a rally in the rain for the nomination and i'm aware of dozens of people that left san francisco who are in washington, d.c. and i want to give a shout out to those who were in washington, d.c. on this special day the public got arrested thank you to san francisco for its wonderful response keep it up. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors welcome to the new supervisors and hello to the returning ones. >> i'm peter executive director of library users association we are an independent of any library and library vendors so we're not selling anything to folks and our opinions are independent as well our writing have been published
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in many local newspapers like the sfoirl we've published in the new york times and the college and research and news and public libraries and so on we will be talking with you as the month goes by about a variety of library issues particularly concerns with the privacy for patrons and currently the library it looks like that will install expenses and dysfunctional and hive privacy threatened to patrons technology called r f i d radio frequency identification technology will 10 years ago the board of supervisors rejected funding two years in a row thanks to the efforts of our group and the american civil liberty union and the forgiven
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foundations i hope you'll be petitioning to some of the things we say independently about this department of technology and it's inappropriateness for use in my library a number of other issues we'll be talking about with respect to the library if you have any questions or interesting in line matters we'll be happy to provide you with background we've been to commission meeting for more than 20 years. >> best of luck in our effort for the city of san francisco thank you. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> my name is jack davis i want to say thank you to the people who were in my mind somewhat crazy enough to run for elected office i know a lot about running
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campaigns and candidates and tip my hat to these of you who went out there and put up with all the sacrifice that go with running for elected office and say thank you. the second thing i wanted to comment about is the sanctuary city i maybe an old-time eerie can't believe i'm 70 i came here in the city when i was a young kind of cute 25-year-old as part of the gay migration to the city harvey milk was a friend of mine he was and you know sanitary city i love the concept what i can't get is why we protect felons violent felons who have
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committed acts of violence repeatedly repeatedly against fellow human beings. >> and that we're going to beacon hill pay the price and i would like you to have a hearing on how san franciscans feel about that as a prelude to people like me who would go out and collect signatures to see if this is something that san franciscans really want to consider as part of a sanctuary city thank you very much. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> madam president, congratulation on our re-election and congratulations to the new members i come from the north beach planning area which is the neighborhood off
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towards polk street from here. >> basically, i wanted to get up and talk about jack davis i usually complain about something there is a lot of issues in the south of market. >> want to start off by commenting people in term limits that is as i sometimes been up here more than a once in a year and come up here something i've been living in fear for 8 years a supervisor campos he on several occasions asked follow-up questions to public commenters and destroy them character industry them for that reason i'm glad he's not here i hope you're a little bit softer i took the progressive side i
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think i did that to avoid being questioned by supervisor campos anyway good luck to all of you. >> are there any other members of the public that are interested in speaking in general public comment madam president. >> thank you madam clerk and welcome to the chamber mr. davis thank you for stopping by. >> all right. with that, public comment is closed. madam clerk - please read the next item. >> madam president today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following beloved individuals on behalf of supervisor cowen on behalf of the entire board of supervisors for the late mr. todd louis and on behalf of the supervisor peskin for mary beth marks.
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>> okay. colleagues this brings us to the end of our agenda is there any further business before us today? that concludes our business for today >> thank you everyone we are
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sustainable future . >> san francisco streets and puffs make up 25 percent of cities e city's land area more than all the parks combined they're far two wide and have large flight area the pavement to parks is to test the variants
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by ininexpensive changing did new open spaces the city made up of streets in you think about the potential of having this space for a purpose it is demands for the best for bikes and families to gather. >> through a collaborative effort with the department we the public works and the municipal transportation agency pavement to parks is bringing initiative ideas to our streets. >> so the face of the street is the core of our program we have in the public right-of-way meaning streets that can have areas perpetrated for something else. >> i'm here with john francis pavement to parks manager and this parklet on van ness street first of all, what is a parklet and part of pavement to parks
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program basically an expense of the walk in a public realm for people to hang anti nor a urban acceptable space for people to use. >> parklets sponsors have to apply to be considered for the program but they come to us you know saying we want to do this and create a new space on our street it is a community driven program. >> the program goes beyond just parklets vacant lots and other spaces are converted we're here at playland on 43 this is place is cool with loots things to do and plenty of space to play so we came up with that idea to revitalizations this underutilized yard by going to the community and what they said
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want to see here we saw that everybody wants to see everything to we want this to be a space for everyone. >> yeah. >> we partnered with the pavement to parks program and so we had the contract for building 236 blot community garden it start with a lot of jacuzzi hammers and bulldozer and now the point we're planting trees and flowers we have basketball courts there is so much to do here. >> there's a very full program that they simply joy that and meet the community and friends and about be about the lighter side of city people are more engaged not just the customers. >> with the help of community
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pavement to parks is reimagining the potential of our student streets if you want more information visit them as the pavement to parks or contact pavement to parks at sfgovtv.org (laughter) if you start leaning sfgovtv thank you for 90s all right. here we go this is the regular meeting of of the small business commission held on monday, january 9, 2017, this meeting is called to order at 5:33 p.m. that small business commission thanks the staff for televising the meeting on sfgovtv members of the public please take this opportunity to silence our discrepancy or other electronic if so public comment is limited to three minutes otherwise by the perfectly and speakers are
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requested but not required to- please place speaker cards from the elect turn called in the order their placed in the basket and amending a sign-in sheet sfgovtv please show the side >> happy new year welcome to the first small business commission meeting of our 2017 season as our custom, we begin the small business commission with a reminder that the office of small business is the only 35u78d the morning fog may chill the air, i don't care and of the small businesses in the county of san francisco. online and best of all our services are free of charge the small business commission a the
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official public forearm to voice your opinions about policies that effect the economic vitality of somebody's in san francisco if you need assistance with the small business commission start here at the office of small business thank you. >> okay item number one caseload r castle to order commissioner adams commissioner dooley commissioner president dwight commissioner ortiz-cartagena commissioner tour-sarkissian commissioner yee-riley and commissioner sanchez mr. president, you have quorum. >> all right. item 2 general public comment allows members of the public to comment on matters within is adjudicator but not on today's calendar for the agenda for future consideration discussion >> any public comment? that wants to comment on the item seeing none, public comment
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is closed. just a reminder public comment is limited to 3 minutes also less than that for a particular reason you'll hear a chime at 2 and a half minutes to include our remark we'll cut you off not our intention to be rude but the fairness to all speakers thank you in advance for your cooperation with that said, i understand people get nervous so i encourage you to written down our remarks and read them do not be embarrassed to read from a script this is not a talent show more demerits your objective to have your thoughts entered into the public record we sincerely appreciate our participation let's move on our item 3
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discussion and possible action on lesbian registry distribution for the following applications to the legacy hardware good vibrations this is a good way to start the year >> sorry one second. >> always have an issue point of privilege sorry give me one second here. >> this is a little bit thick oh, these machines
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sorry i'm trying to get the screen to change but it is keeping me stuck on the live feed. >> no, i can't get the electronic screening i can't get the live feed thanks by. >> we're getting technical assistance those are on i can't assess that a part of screen it is broken. >> do you want to come to my microphone we can at least continue. >> oh, i can flip the power point for you there we go. >> sorry. >> well, i hope we can land this plane
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good evening commissioner president dwight and commissioners richmond the legacy business project sponsor and to the percent doing the caption thank you for your hard work and second note i'm the legacy business program manager not the lesbian program manager that was in the last meeting it sounds fun and interesting want to make that notation before you 3 applications for them to be included on the legacy business a power point presentation. >> the applications we are reviewed by completion and anytime does not planning department staff on november 2nd the historic preservation commission heard at the applications on december 7th and
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made a positive recommendation for each applicant your commission packet contains a staff report on resolution a case report from the planning department staff and a resolution from the historic preservation commission there are copies on the table for the public item 3 a is browns hardware found in 1905 is a long-standing repair service in the nob hill on polk street as one of the businesses to survive the 1906 san francisco earthquake fire brownies hardware is an interval part of community by carter to the diverse neighborhood by offering inventory that reflect tare diverse needs item good vibrations a railway that promotes safe sex for
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people of all gender and silksal organization in the mission district in 1977 by johnny a licensed family marriage therapist and developed the railway store with a welcoming well lit noting non- - to buy books and movies and obtain information for sexual health they brought on according to help with the distribution of information surrounding sexual health and education item 3 c is joe's ice cream the business in 1959 as the oldest ice cream par last year were unique ice cream flavors and embroider design a wide memo of ice cream and the business is a
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strong advocate for community support by hosting fundraiser and community gathering and hiring local youth to work with the shop and offering an award program that awards children with comes up for free ice cream. >> all 3 businesses received a positive recommendations from the historic preservation commission after reviewing the application from the historic preservation commission staff finds the businesses met the criteria for the legacy business registry there are 3 draft resolution for k by the small business commission one for each the planners note that e he emotion and support this be a motion in in favor of the resolution this that concludes my presentation. i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> there are several representatives here that want to speak on behavior
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thank you, richard. >> thank you this is our most entertain and graiftd portion of meeting and started with a nice group of companies here so commissioners any comments before we open up for public comment all right. so we'll start public comment. >> okay. i will call these - speaker cards in order. >> first (calling names) two or three here. >> monique. >> two minutes limited to two minutes on this item. >> good evening my name is shawn kim sole owner of joe's ice cream thank you for us in the legacy business program an honor for us and my wife and
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lisa and i are the figure out generation owners and this is joe's ice cream in 1959 the generation has kept the characteristics throughout the years such it's flavor of ice cream and space and atmosphere and jose from the - who had operated over 33 years until 2012 we inherited all the receipts and operations and receipts from him a year later moved to the neighborhood and dedicated ourselves to the jose it is a juvenile experience it keep joe's experience alive the local founder where people get together for many points before and after sports in the project celebrating place for the
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holiday and the best place for young couples and walking sprays and grandchildren we have been happy to watch them to grow especially appreciate this legacy business during the process we couldn't find ourselves more clearly we kept 45 flavors for more than half a century with its long forgotten but classic flavors your family and 3 kids keep joe's ice cream steady and thrive and hope to make more memories in the future thank you. >> great. thank you very much those first ice cream dates. >> thanks for keeping the spirit of that tradition alive whose next.
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>> thank you for thank you for your time to hear a few words allison park honored to be able to represent the good vibrations it so existing to think we may be able to be a legacy business business enjoying the wonderful businesses inform town that make san francisco i joined good vibration as a staff member and a sales person we're a sex society in 1990 and i worked with johnny the original founder we lost her this summer i know that means a lot to her to consider the legacy business application i want to make sure we're represented to the public to the press that we can send san francisco values further than our own neighborhood we have a store down the street from brownie and consider san francisco to be the only
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practices that good vibrations could get a hold and begun to shape people's understanding of sexuality they're correct information and a positive and neuron judgemental attitude so i can't say we're an ice cream date for a place i know we've made a difference in many behaving citizens lives and friends and families and tourist that come from elsewhere it is indeed for considering us and it is really a pleasure and honor to be able to say hello to you guys. >> thank you. i'm sure that ice cream is factored into a few - (laughter) i'll leave it at that (laughter) next please. >> i need the overhead.
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>> okay sfgovtv can you please turn on the overhead. >> hi i extensive from brownies hardware i wanted to show you some pictures from the past it is - so. >> that's from the 1915 fair that's one of my father's partners was there that he fair in 1915 it's awesome and this is ben davis a few more years 1939 on polk street and polk it was all widdled west and brownies and the middle person is the owners of brownies at the time at the same time they've changed the
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facade of everybody on policies that is what brownies looked like an old west town place and brownies has been around a long time we're proud in 2006 one of the first stores in san francisco around hardware stores the rest of stores through the bay area and brownies is along the southern basis as one of the best hardware stores in san francisco in 1906 was the anniversary of the kwaurth and lastly like to put up window street displaces a few of them i can read them to you they're quite long but essential that says especially interesting the polk area and the riser there
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were 27 houses of prostitutions in and 25 gambling places on polk street that's the way polk street was and my last thing is brownies is very important to us we have brownies. >> (laughter). >> all right. >> enough for everybody. >> the kind of brownies (laughter). >> thank you. >> maybe legal but may not be appropriate thank you. >> that's awesome i think we have enough brownies for - >> for everybody. >> an extra bonus we have brownies for the gallery. >> following the last public comment. >> no more public comment oh,
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come on we'll give you 5 minutes for the brownies to kick in all right. >> just a pause while we get the brown i didn't see distributed glad it wasn't coal hardware we would have gotten lumps of coal all right. what's next on the agenda. >> oh, yes sorry spirit of moment. >> haven't gotten to the brownie yet seeing are they're members of the public that want to comment on any more members that want to comment seeing none, public comment is closed. all right. let's take action >> do we have to motion. >> we do. >> sorry commissioner. >> i want to shout out first to steve at brownies i don't know if you know this
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but that commission wouldn't exist if it wasn't for steve cornell i remember back to the senator mark leno we had the prop and the office of the small business commission brownies is alters and steve at the forefront for as long as i remind ♪ town it is appropriate that we're honoring brownies hardware at the legacy business i want to say thank you to steve pubically for all you've done inform small businesses in san francisco good vibrations you guys are awesome and you have san francisco and you are san francisco values and as a member of castro community you've been there if we need the sponsorship and been a great, great citizen and neighbor and just thank you for
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everything you do from the bottom of my heart and joe's ice cream your across the street from my gear street branch i've been in your store and taken kids from any neighborhood we don't have any good ice cream par legislators but joe's and swanson's thank you for everything you do and he keep it ice cream par last year open and going >> awesome commissioner dooley. >> i wanted to add any comments also steve cornell how many small business people are here tested 1345uks that's true dedication. >> and me (laughter). >> and good vibrations you know you guys are amazing your place is to ease to shop and everyone is so friendly and it is really important part of san
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francisco i haven't made it into joe's but i might have to. >> i want to shout out to steve cornell and tireless advocate and seeing him involved one of the reasons i got involved as i have in small business advocacy thank you for all your hard work and commissioners any other comments okay do we have a motion. >> move to approve. >> second. >> okay motion by commissioner yee-riley to approve the 3 businesses for the legacy business and seconded by commissioner ortiz-cartagena roll call vote commissioner adams. >> commissioner dooley commissioner president dwight commissioner ortiz-cartagena commissioner tour-sarkissian. >> commissioner yee-riley. >> commissioner zouzounis that motion 7 to zero. >> arch well, congratulations.
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>> (clapping.) >> well to the legacy businesses in san francisco and thank you for coming out much appreciate and appreciate your comments that is a ms. grvrt part of meeting thank you for coming out you're welcome to stay for the rest of the efforts if you have to be going we'll not in any way be slight thank you. >> all right. moving on. >> yes. please. item number 4 discussion and possible action to make recommendations on board of supervisors file number health code and - and prohibiting the sale of public opinion i didn't see and kittens discussion and possible action action presenter legislation aid at commissioner
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tang. >> supervisor tang i'm here on behalf of of my aids (laughter) that's okay. >> good evening, commissioners and thank you. i'm proud to say that and thank you for approving district 4 business for its first one to receive fund from the legacy business prevention fund thank you for that and today one of the two pieces of legislation that i have pending before the board the first one has to do with with the sale of public opinion i didn't see and kittens you might wonder why we're bringing for the this kind of legislation that essentially will require a couple of things one that it will prohibit pet stores in san francisco is from selling puppies and kittens that are from breeders and the reason we're trying to encourage adoption more than 200 and 50 thousand dogs and cats are euthanized in animal shelters
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annually that's an alarming number a lot of time when people are buying where puppy or cats or kittens they may not be aware of t of the inhuman in san francisco we don't have any pet stores that sell kittens or puppies from breeders, however, we did before and come in the future i believe that seeing how overcrowded our shelters are even institutions like the spaca i want to thank spaca they brought this for the to us if that is it is important we try to instill in people how we should try adaptation first and my family adopted a dog from spaca so we understand the juice of adopting the other requirement for small business they have to display something
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in their cage or wherever the animal is and indicate which shelter settler from san francisco or another rescue orientation organization and that's the jest of it and lastly it to prohibit the sale of those puppies and kittens under 8 weeks old because apparently mel unsound to separate a puppy or kitten that's in a nut shell what we're trying to do and thanks for the animal control and spaca. >> so i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> on this one. >> commissioner dooley i just - i have a question but i think that is really a good idea to be doing this even though we don't have that the puppy and kitty
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mills this will you know put in an official damp on it i assume that employs to adult dogs and cats. >> the district prohibition but that employs to all dogs and cats sold it originated from breeders we're trying to accepted a strong message not only from the state of california but nation wide we see not only inhumane for the animals the treatment through the breertdz but also the impact to taxpayers when we have to continually have staff taking care of all sorts of animals taken to shelters their band this has a huge cost to all citizens we want to look at that as well. >> how does the board for a
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legitimate breeder will they be allowed to sell their animals individually in the city. >> as you may know we can't interfere with interstate commerce we can't prohibit the sale if you want to look on the internet and decided to have an arrangement we don't have the ability to regulate that we can say in the stores this is what we're breeding. >> isn't there a legitimate animal sounds like your vilifying again look online still and most of them are probably not in the city look online and find a so-called legitimate breeder and deal with them directly.
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>> commissioner yee-riley. >> what if your dog or cat has babies you can't find enough friends to give them away. >> that's not a commercial breeding activity that's fine. >> then you can sell them or give them to the pet store to sell. >> what we're really trying to do is limit the commercial breeders let's say you happen to have your dog maybe had babies chances are a pet store about not take your babies so i don't want to say for pet stores but not the practice we've seen again, we're not trying to limit that activity. >> commissioner adams. >> i've been kind of following that a little bit and what their
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trying to do is prevent puppy million dollars their legitimate in the kanldz they're not from the city but sell through pet stores and what this legislative correct me if i am wrong supervisor it is staff that we don't do it now but it will prevent some of the miles from selling the animals and puts them out of business not keep happening. >> they may very well stay in business in other areas but again. >> you can limit and not sell as much i get it. >> okay. have you talked to any of the pet store owners what's their reactions and we don't have pet stores that sell puppies and kittens from breeders right now, we're very fortunate spaca has done a lot
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of outreach on this and again they were the ones that before you get or brought this to our attention and hopefully take a leadership role and again, we're trying to send a message for future businesses wanted to do this. >> commissioners any other questions. >> all right. open up for public comment any public comment? want to comment on this item. >> urban design group steve cornell that is at concept of not having puppy mills people can

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