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what keeps your city vibrant we'll make a compelling place to live and visit i think that local business is the lifeblood of san francisco and a vibrant community >> good afternoon, everybody. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting tuesday, december 12, 2017. madam clerk, please call the
roll. >> thank you, madam president. [roll call] fewer not present. kim not present. peskin present. ronen not present. safai present. sheehy present. tang present. yee not present. breed present. cohen present. madam president, you have a quorum. >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. please join us for the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states 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, are there any communications? >> clerk: yes, two to report. my office is in receipt of a statement from the mayor's office of commune cautions announcing that at 1:11 a.m., the 43rd mayor of san francisco, mayor edwin lee has died at zuckerberg general hospital. board of supervisors london breed became acting mayor of san francisco effective immediately. the second report is that we're in receipt of a communication from supervisors sandra fewer requesting her be a tense today be excused. >> thank you. is there a motion to excuse? yes. seconded. taken without objection? yes.
supervisor fewer is excused. next item. >> clerk: approval of meeting minutes. >> is there a motion of approving the minutes from november 6 for land use and november 7 rules committee moved by supervisor farrell. seconded by supervisor sheehy. without objection, those meeting minutes are approved after public comment. madam clerk, please call our 2:00 p.m. special order. >> clerk: 2:00 p.m. special order is the mayoral appearance before the board, madam president. >> councillor breed: under these unique circumstances with the passing of mayor lee this morning, i plan to say a few words during this item and i invite each of you to do the same. i want to take this opportunity on behalf of the full board of supervisors express our collective sorrow and deepest of
condolences under the sudden passing of our mayor, mayor edwin m. lee. mayor lee passed away early this morning at zuckerberg san francisco general at age 65. i know i speak for each and every one of us when i say our thoughts and prayers are with mayor lee's wife, anita, and his daughters, tonya and breanna. mayor lee lived a life of service, son of working class immigrants, mayor lee developed early on a profound sense of community and a commitment to helping others. whether he was advocating for the powerless or serving for the voice of the overlooked, he was from the dawn of his career someone who fought for those in need before himself. in his three decades of public service as a director of the human rights commission, then the director of the department of public works, and as a city
administrator, and finally, as san francisco's first asian-american mayor, mayor lee always exemplified san francisco values and believed in the power of opportunity. he believed that everyone should have the opportunity to have a job and earn a good wage. he believed in a city where a poor kid from public housing could become mayor. through his efforts, 140,000 new jobs have been created in san francisco. millions of dollars have been invested in affordable housing. and because of his tenacity and dedication, we're on the path to rehabilitating 700,000 public housing units. i also want to underscore how important his role as san francisco's first asian-american mayor was to the san francisco asian community. i remember the pride i saw from
leaders and members from the chinese and asian-american communities when mayor lee first assumed office. the significance of this achievement will not be forgotten. what mattered most to mayor lee was helping his fellow san franciscans and everyone who had the pleasure of working with mayor lee will miss him tremendously. as i now assume the responsibility, i ask for your patience and your support. and at this time, as a point of privilege during what would have been mayor lee's question time, i want to ask that we adjourn today's meeting in the mayor's honor on behalf of the entire board. if we can do that without objection, without objection, we will do so. thank you, colleagues. at this time, if any of you would like to say any words or if you want to wait until roll call, you're definitely welcome to do so. okay thank you, colleagues. appreciate your indulgence.
madam clerk, please read the consent agenda. items 1-5 comprise the consent agenda. considered to be routine, if a member does not consent, an item may be removed and considered separately. >> councillor breed: no names on the roster. >> clerk: farrell, aye. peskin, aye, ronen, aye. safai, aye. sheehy, aye. tang, aye. yee, aye. breed, aye. cohen, aye. there are 10 ayes. >> councillor breed: items passed unanimously. >> clerk: item 6 an ordinance to
automomous delivery devices on sidewalks. >> councillor breed: can we take this same call? passes unanimously. please read 7 and 8 together. >> clerk: two resolutions both approve retroactively airport commission leases for 7, it's amendment 1 to international terminal food and beverage lease to increase the guarantee to $279,000 and promotional to $2, 000 and item 8 to the lease number for american inc. to increase the guaranteed to $166,000 and annual promotional charge to approximately $3,000 through november 17, 2025. >> councillor breed: can we take those same house, same call? adopted unanimously.
next item. >> clerk: item 9 to expend grant association of bay area governments to develop a test pilot software to perform technical for retrofits through a small commercial buildings through the period december 31, 2019. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. adopted unanimously. next. >> clerk: resolution to authorize the district attorney to renew its agreement with california victim compensation board for a revolving fund in $75,000 to use for funeral, burial, crime scene cleanup and other losses for eligible victims through june 30, 2020. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. >> clerk: item 11, retroactively
authorize airport director to accept gifts $95,000 from thomas g dragges, james lund and jon simmonds. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. adopted. >> clerk: to authorize the recreation and park department to accept a grant of $110,000 from the san francisco parks alliance to benefit the department's scholarship program for the project term through june 30, 2018. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. without objection, resolution adopted unanimously. please call 13 and 14 together. >> clerk: items 13 and 14 are two resolutions, a memorandum of understanding with oakland, santa clara, sonoma to provide the procedures for allocation and distribution of federal urban areas, security initiative
grant funds to the bay areas and 14 is a resolution to authorize the department of emergency management to accept and extend fiscal year urban areas security initiative program grant $22 million from the u.s. department of homeland security. >> councillor breed: seeing no names on the roster, colleagues, can we take the items, same house, same call. without objection, resolutions adopted unanimously. please call 15-17. >> clerk: three resolutions to declare the intent of the city to reimburse expeditures to authorize the director of the mayor's office of housing and community development to submit an application and related documents to the california limit allocation committee. permits mortgage revenue bonds not to exceed $150 million for
901 and 921 howard street and 414 tehama and $ not to exceed $200 million for 206 5th street. and 1990 folsom street. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. adopted. >> clerk: north of market/tenderloin community benefit district. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. resolution adopted. please call 19 and 20 together. >> clerk: these are two resolutions to approve an historical property contract for item 19 between alta laguna and 215 and 229 haight street and execute the property contract
for historical property contract with 973 market street and newco and authorizing the director of planning and recording to execute the historical property contracts. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. without objection, the resolutions are adopted unanimously. next item. >> clerk: number 21 asian art agreement to enter into asian art museum foundation, the city would indemnify officers and employees for claims to improve the asian art museum. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. resolution is adopted unanimously. >> clerk: resolution to approve with a nonprofit community benefit district known as
japantown community benefit district for the period through june 30, 2027. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. without objection, adopted unanimously. let's call 23 and 24 together. >> clerk: 23 and 24 two ordinances to amend the transportation code to permit motorized scooters and mopeds to park in spaces and item 24 to change the term car share vehicle to shared vehicle and permit shared vehicles to park in parking spaces and affirm the department's determination under the california environmental quality act. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. ordinances mass unanimously on the first reading. next item. >> clerk: ordinance to amend the administrative code to re-authorize sentencing commission and waive the rules to extend sunset date to june 30, 2023.
madam president, this requires eight votes to suspend the rules. >> councillor breed: supervisor cohen? >> councillor cohen: thank you. the sentencing commission commenced this summer and has been re-authorized once previously. so this body meets three to four times annually for three purposes. first, to analyze sentencing patterns and outcomes. to advise the board of supervisor, mayor and city departments on best approaches for reducing recitivism and make recommendations for sentencing reforms that advance public safety and utilize best practices in criminal justice. we look at criminal justice
experts in reform and approach. colleagues, i'm asking you today to join me in supporting this item, item 25. this commission would like to extend the timeline to sunset from two years -- instead of two years to five years and to extend for more than three years we must waive 2.21. given the track record for criminal sentencing strategy, i would like for you to support this for what i consider to be a practical timeline. >> councillor breed: seeing no other names on the roster, colleagues, can we take this item, same house, same call? without objection, the ordinance passes unanimously on the first reading. >> clerk: item 26 amend
administrative code to jurisdictions transers if of property department. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. passes unanimous ly. >> clerk: motion to appoint john elberling, fernando mafrt -- marti, whitney jones and shannon way for a term after the feasibili feasibility analysis 415-10. >> councillor breed: supervisor cohen? >> councillor cohen: i know this item was heard in rules recently, but we recently got a letter, a substantial letter detailing basically that john elberling does not live in the city of san francisco and is
also not qualified to occupy a bmr rate unit. i have questions -- i don't even know where to direct them. is there anybody here that can answer them? i don't know if mr. elberling is here. >> councillor breed: it doesn't appear that he is here and supervisor safai, maybe as chair, you can tell us if the issues came up. >> councillor safai: thank you. we had all the applicants present at the meeting. they all spoke on the record in support of their applications. applications were submitted in confirmity with the rules. there were no questions raised at that time, so i don't have any comment on information submitted at the last minute regarding this matter. >> councillor breed: thank you, supervisor safai. supervisor cohen? >> councillor cohen: the
question is that although in his application to our body he claims san francisco as his primary address, but when you look at his property tax, he claims an exemption, that forces him to be a resident and the address he uses is in sonoma, specifical specifically sebastiapool. perhaps we can continue this and take it up in the new year. thanks probably the most fair thing to do. that way mr. elberling can respond to the accusations submitted to us today it. >> councillor breed: thank you. before i call on supervisor peskin, supervisor safai you would like to respond? >> councillor safai: it's valid. the clerk receives that information and is required to review that information to
determine if the information provided, the address, was a san francisco address. it's not in the purview of the rules committee to determine that. we take that information on face value as it's submitted to the clerk. so i would ask the clerk maybe to respond to that. >> councillor breed: madam clerk? >> clerk: thank you, madam president to supervisor safai, the application has -- well, it is a san francisco address, as i look upon it on its face. >> councillor safai: thank you. >> councillor breed: supervisor peskin. >> councillor peskin: mr mr. elberling responded to that baseless account where he responded that he has 80% his time at the san francisco address. he had an explanation as to why he takes a homeowner's exemption
with his wife and i believe it was sonoma county and it seemed plausible. but i'm standing to repudiate the politics of personal attack being levied in this case. this is a gentleman who served on this exact body, the body that actually brought us the recommendations that led to the successful conclusion of our inclusionary housing policy that we did unanimously. and we have, thank you to the controller, reconvened the tack. the mayor has appointed a number of individuals. it's on the board to reappoint the same individuals that served us well in a technical advisory capacity. the add homonym attacks are beneath the institution and i would like to vote on this today. >> councillor breed: and i want to add that i'm open to a continuance, but we're looking
at a residency waiver for shannon way. so if we're going to vote to continue john elberling, i would like us to vote to continue shannon way as well on the decision to do a residency waiver because we're potentially talking about a question of residency here. supervisor cohen? >> councillor cohen: i'm happy to make the motion to continue item 27 and for the record i'm just raising a question. i did not see a response from mr. elberling and a response should be welcomed and entered into the file. so i will make that motion that we continue item 27 and take it up in the new year. thank you. >> councillor breed: it's been seconded by supervisor tang. supervisor kim? >> councillor kim: are we speaking on the motion to continue? >> councillor breed: you can speak on either one.
that's fine. >> councillor kim: i think it's important that we move forward with the appointments today, given the break that we're about to begin in the holidays. there is is a technical advisory committee that's met and advised this board of supervisors on our inclusionary housing bill. john elberling served with the same address that he included on his application today. he actually lives in my neighborhood, so i see him very frequently. so i can vouch for the fact that i see him in the south of market. but i also want to state on behalf of shannon way, there are very few individuals that understand below market rate home ownership and even for market rate home ownership in san francisco as well as shannon does. it's unfortunate that she lives in oakland for the sake of this committee serving the needs of san francisco residents, but i don't think we can find another applicant with the depth of
knowledge that she personally has. she spent over a decade as a real estate agent selling homes and then went on to work at home ownership sf, where she became executive director. i have not met someone with the level of expertise that she has on this issue and the committee would really greatly benefit from her wisdom and her knowledge. >> councillor breed: thank you it. supervisor safai? >> councillor safai: we have the ability to waive the residency requirements. it did come up. she did talk about it. she was an active -- ms. way was an active participant in the negotiations that took place over the last 10 months. her participation was invaluable. so i don't have any question of her commitment or abilities, so i want to separate the two.
i think they're two separate issues. >> councillor breed: thank you, supervisor safai and kim. i want to be clear. i'm well aware of ms. way's involvement and i support her and i'm prepared to support her here today including her residency waiver. my only suggestion in terms of this situation is that we're providing residency waiver for ms. way. if this is the case with mr. elberling, that, too, can be an option, but it doesn't appear that that's the case. if that were an option, why wouldn't he use his specific address in sonoma if that is his primary address. if there are colleagues that are concerned about wanting to fact-find and make sure that they're comfortable with moving this forward, i will support a continuance, but i think it's important to highlight the fact that these are -- those two individuals in particular were
very instrumental in working with us to develop the legislation for inclusionary housing that's really change the the face of how affordable housing is done not only in san francisco, but i'm sure will have a ripple effect in other jurisdictions as well. so i'm prepared to support them today, but i also understand supervisor cohen's concern and she should have the opportunity to confirm the facts. supervisor peskin? >> councillor peskin: first of all, maybe we can ask the controller about the deadlines that are driving this because i know that there's been a push to actually get the technical advisory committee to reconvene with some deadlines and then i will ask the city attorney about domicile laws and rulings in the state of california and i understand those relative to the
statements made by mr. elberling that he reside 80% of the time at the address south of market and i think under those rulings and laws is domiciled in south of market and i believe votes in south of market. but with that, through the president, mr. controller. >> supervisor peskin through our president, ben rosenfield, city controller. the legislation that asigns to us the task of completing this newest body of work has a deadline at the end of january. time is of the essence for us to have impact on our meaningful work. >> councillor peskin: because of a spurious allegation and personal attack that we would delay our mission of affordable inclusionary housing blows my
mind, colleagues. anybody can accuse anybody of anything. and what we all voted for unanimously, i find this to be proposterous and upsetting. i realize this is an upsetting day, but this is absurd. >> councillor breed: i will add that the other option is, we can come back to this item later on in the agenda since there are other items. supervisor yee? >> councillor yee: i want to -- for shannon way, i don't want to continue. john elberling, there's a question, not about whether we should waive or not waive, but
more, about residency. so, number one, lets move shannon way forward. ms. cohen, supervisor cohen? through the president, when did we receive this? is this a letter floating around for a while or -- i don't have it in front of me. >> councillor cohen: i didn't hear your question. >> councillor yee: when did you receive this letter? has it been around for a while? >> councillor cohen: let me check with my staff. i don't know when we received it. supervisor tang said she received it via email a day or so ago. i will have my staff make a copy of it for your reference and
make sure it's reflected in the board record as well. all i'm asking for -- i'm not saying yes or no. i just want to know if there's any truth to it. >> councillor yee: i am wondering about the timeline. i thought maybe i missed it during the rules committee. so it was after rules committee. and i guess, city attorney, are there -- let me get an understanding, if -- i don't know what the situation is when you are allowed to get an owner's tax exemption, whether or not -- supervisor peskin mentioned that you might have a wife and if he and his wife owned a different home somewhere but it's not his main residency
but it's his wife's and they claim the exemption and maybe only can claim one. is it possible that one could claim an exemption for one place and actually have primary residency in another place. >> deputy city attorney john gibner. basically every member of an appointed body must be a resident and registered voter in the city, although the board can waive that residency requirement in its discretion if it can't find any qualified applicants for the seat. and that's a judgment for the board to make. whether a person is a resident depends on two factors. first, their physical presence in a place, and second, their intention to make that place their permanent home. without getting inside someone's
head, the courts and the attorney general have looked at a number of different factors to determine whether a person intends to make a place his or her home. those include, are you registered to vote there? do you file your tax returns there? are -- does your driver's license or motor vehicle registration list that as your address? that's where your homeowner's exemption credit is taken. that's one factor, among many, that courts look at in determining whether someone is domiciled in a particular location. >> councillor yee: so one can -- well, one can have a certain definition that includes, i am here most of the time.
this is the place where i stay. and i register to vote here as being a definition of, that's his residency? >> yes. if a person is in a place and tends to make that place their permanent home and has indications that that is so, that they do intend to make the place their permanent home, including registering to vote at that address, yes, that would be their address. >> councillor yee: okay. i'm just drawing some conclusions, that it's a possibility mr. elberling considers his san francisco address his home, not trying to fool anybody. otherwise, there's no reason to fool anybody. if he said that his primary home is in sonoma, then we can always
give him residency waiver, like we do to many people, actually. so i'm okay. i can't assume he's lying. so either way, if he weren't -- if we determined that -- what he claims as his residency doesn't fit our -- i think he's been a valuable member of this advisory group and that i would be willing to support him today. >> councillor breed: thank you, supervisor yee. supervisor kim? >> councillor kim: with a little bit of research that we've noted that john elberling is a registered voter in san francisco and only san francisco. i just have to state as an individual who is not a homeowner in san francisco and is not certain that they can
afford to own a home in san francisco, i've often gotten advice that i should buy a home outside of san francisco to be a homeowner. i don't think it's unusual for a san francisco resident who is a renter to own a home outside of san francisco, given the housing prices we have here in the city. in fact, i know i have many friends who are domiciled in san francisco. there are individuals we know that are executive directors that are renters in san francisco but own outside of san francisco and we do not question their residency. so i just want to say, again, that i want to move forward with these four outstanding individuals who really have offered their support and advice to this board around housing and affordable housing as we move very quickly through our technical process around inclusionary housing. thank you. >> councillor breed: thank you, supervisor kim.
supervisor ronen. >> councillor ronen: i want to add my voice of support for these four excellent candidates and say that a letter we received last night at 4:30 when there was a hearing at rules committee is not the fairest way to give input. and given the timelines that we have to meet before us and the fact that i have worked with mr. elberling and many times have asked for his technical advice on affordable housing issues and found him to always be incredibly knowledgable and accessib accessible. i see no reason to not move forward today. >> councillor breed: thank you, supervisor ronen. seeing no other names on the roster, i think we should move this item to later on in the meeting and i think within that time we'll be able to confirm the residency requirement and vote on it at a later date.
this is the last meeting of the year and so in thinking in terms of timing, i'm not certain if it would be appropriate to hold off on move forward names to this particular committee until the new year. we'll hold off and move own our agenda and work on verifying the residency and come back to it at that time. thank you, colleagues, for your indulgence in that. madam clerk, next item. >> clerk: motion to appoint kelley cutler to the local homeless coordinating board. >> councillor breed: same house same call. without objection, motion is approved unanimously. next couple. >> clerk: item 29, motion to approve the mayor's appointment of mike many pappas to aging and adult services term ending july 21, 2020. >> councillor breed: same house,
same call. without objection, motion amoved unanimously. let's go to committee reports. >> clerk: reports were forwarded as committee reports. item 39 was recommended, an ordinance to accept as a gift to the city open space and community improvements at 55 laguna street, accepting as a gift the costs associated with maintaining the improvements and making requisite findings. >> councillor breed: can we take this same house, same call. ordinance passes unanimously. next item. >> clerk: item 40 ordinance to appropriate 9.5 million from state and federal contingency
reserves to back fill the loss of funding for various programs in the amount of $9.55 million for 2017-2018. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. without objection, the ordinance passes unanimously on the first reading. >> clerk: item 41 was referred to the board without recommendation as amended. it's a resolution to authorize an option to extend the property lease for 1145 market street for san francisco law library for approximately 20,000 square feet with 1145 market street lp for five years, july 1, 2018, june 30, 2023, pace rent annually of $1.18 million with 3% annual increases. >> councillor breed: supervisor tang. >> councillor tang: thank you, colleagues. i apologize, i have a cold. i want to highlight what we
talked in our budget committee. we inserted a clause that by the end of next year, we expect the law library to take all the books that are in storage at brooks hall and move it into the second floor of the law library at 1145 market street on the second floor, where there are empty shelves. so by the end of the year. if that doesn't happen, then the department of real estate has the ability to allow other departments to occupy space on the second floor of the law library. i wanted to make the board members aware of the condition we put into the resolution. we have received some information from the law library, which is the first i've seen in many, many years, upon many subsequent budget seasons, so i'm glad we finally have some information and that there may be some progress with having the law library really effectively serve the public. with those amendments, i would
recommend that we approve this resolution. >> councillor breed: thank you, supervisor tang, for your work on this particular item, which has been a challenge for each and every one of us. colleagues, seeing no other names, can we take this item same house, same call? without objection, resolution is adopted unanimously. >> clerk: resolution for department of public health sub commit to disease prevention and control to continue to receive funding for integrated hiv surveillance and prevention programs in the amount of $7.2 million from january 1, 2018, to december 31, 2018. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. adopted unanimously. next item. >> clerk: item 43 apply department of health to submit applications for the ryan white act h.i.v./aids emergency relief
program $16.6 million march 1, 2018 through february 28, 2019. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. without objection, adopted. >> clerk: item 44 is recommended with a new title. resolution to authorize an airspace lease for approximately 63,000 square feet of land under the highway 280 structure near cesar chavez and indiana streets for the motor coach operation islais additional term of 50 years with two extensions and annual rent of $191,241. >> councillor breed: supervisor cohen? >> councillor cohen: i raised several issues at committee.
i appreciate the work, which was to increase access to the community room and also access to the second floor, additional promise made to the community. i want to acknowledge a couple of things. first, community access from where we restarted the discussion a few months ago and adrian hine's attention to this issue, but i'm not sure that they've done everything they can to give back. i'm concerned that promises made will not be promises kept. and i want to get on the record and make sure that we see a commitment to examine the external balcony policy and be responsible to the feedback and usage of the community. and i wanted to see a concrete plan for the art installation for plant life around the creek restoration, right on the
creekb creekbed. i believe that this plan should have been reflected in the original cost estimates and design plan. sfmta leans heavily on the dog patch community to get things done for their input, co-collaboration and the bayview community. but i still don't see the transparency to establish this trust. so i do believe that this is an appropriate location for this facility. and so i am going to be supporting the looease, but i would like to signal to mta to pay closer attention to what they promised, honoring their promises, pay attention to the transit corridors they're creating and make sure we're not neglecting the corridors and to think critically about how we can continue to always develop better ways to work within the
neighborhoods and the communities that live and exist within the neighborhoods. colleagues, i will be supporting this lease and i hope that you will join me, but, again, mta, want to be sure that we're clear and that you deliver on the promises that you've made. thank you. >> councillor breed: thank you, supervisor cohen. colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call? without objection, resolution is adopted unanimously. >> clerk: recommended as a community report to approve and authorize the grant of easement property at 1101 connecticut street at no cost for a term to commence upon board approval and until pg & e abandons the area or they align electrical facilities that they no longer require the use. and to authorize the director of property to make modifications
and take actions as defined therein. >> councillor breed: same house, same call? adopted unanimously. >> clerk: item 46, resolution to approve and authorize a long term ground lease with 1296 shotwell lp for a term of 75 years with one 24-year option to extend with base rent of $15,000 in order to constructed a 100% affordable, 94-unit multifamily housing unit for low-income seniors and adopt the appropriate findings. >> councillor breed: same house, same call. without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call items 47-51 together. >> clerk: comprise resolutions that pertain to the geneva car barn and powerhouse
improvements. authorizes a recreation and parks department to accept and expend a grant from the california department of parks and recreation for $3.5 million through june 30, 2020. item 48, development services agreement with affiliate of art stabilization trust for the payment of the city's construction costs and related expenses. item 49, funding agreement with art stabilization trust for renovation of powerhouse building. item 50, 50-year lease for powerhouse building and zero initial rent, affirming additional findings. and item 5 up, indemnification of renovation of powerhouse
building. >> councillor breed: supervisor safai? >> councillor safai: this is an historic day for the residence of district 11. it's the oldest, most historic buildings that now won a $3.8 million grant on behalf of this revitization, tax credit, and this center will be, we're hoping, one of the premiere arts and performing spaces for children and families, particularly youth under the age of 18. much needed in the part of our town that has one of the highest concentration of children and families. performing arts workshop will work with community art stabilization trust and parks department and executive
director phil ginsburg has worked tirelessly on this effort and it's only half of the project. it's $15 million in total. there's another $15 million to go to fully revitalize this. supervisor yee and my district will greatly benefit and we both care deeply about this and worked collectively on this. colleagues, i ask for your support. thank you. >> councillor breed: thank you, supervisor savfai. same house, same call. items pass unanimously. madam clerk, let's go to the next couple. >> clerk: item 52 corrective actions by the mayor and director of the mayor's office of housing and community development to mitigator avoid the negative consequences of proposed federal tax reform on multifamily housing bonds of the city and multifamily housing revenue projects and approving any action heretofore taken in connection with corrective action. >> councillor breed: with we take that same house, same call?
without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. we're going to go back to item 27. >> councillor cohen: i got my questions answered. i'm satisfied with the answers and justification and i'm happy to support. >> councillor breed: would you like to withdraw your meegs to continue? >> councillor cohen: yes, ma'am. i would like to withdraw my motion to continue and move forward. >> councillor breed: colleagues, can we take item 27 same house, same call? supervisor farrell? i was going to call you elberling. roll call or would you like to separate anything or roll call? >> councillor farrell: separate out. >> councillor breed: colleagues,
we will divide the question. and we will take john elberling separately. on the remaining candidates, including the residency waiver for shannon way, colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection, those items are adopted unanimously. and on john elberling, madam clerk? colleagues, can we take that item same house, same call, without objection, the entire motion is adopted unanimously. let's go to items 53 and 54 together. >> clerk: both recommended as amended with new titles. item 53, resolution to authorize the mayor's office of housing and community development on behalf of the city to execute a
grant application. the amended part, by striking out grant agreement and related documents under the department of housing and community development, affordable housing and sustainable communities program with 1950 mission street, associates lp, city to assume joint liability in completion of the projects. and item 54 to execute a grant application and amendment to the title again by striking grant agreement and related documents under the department of housing and community development affordable housing and sustainable communities program with 2060 folsom for the project and authorizing the city to assume joint and liability for completion of the project and adopt the appropriate findings. >> councillor breed: supervisor ronen? >> councillor ronen: madam
clerk, i believe -- were those the amendments made in committee that you were -- >> clerk: through the president to supervisor ronen, yes. >> councillor ronen: i think i will make a motion to make a couple of additional amendments that were minor. they should have been passed out to you on both items. these resolutions authorize to apply as joint applicant with 1950 mission and 2060 folsom for state affordable housing. i will add 250 units of housing for families. the amendments that i put forward right now will clarify that should the projects get awarded funding that mohcd will come back to the board of supervisor to accept and expend the funds. i've circulated the copies and ask for your support. >> councillor breed: thank you. supervisor ronen has made a motion to -- i have 53 and 54. you are asking for the same on
both? >> councillor ronen: that's right. >> councillor breed: supervisor ronen has made a motion to amend. is there a second? seconded by supervisor supervisor kim on items 53 and 54. colleagues, can we take the amendments without objection? without objection, those amendments pass unanimously. on the items as amended, same house same call. without objection, the resolutions as amended are adopted unanimously. next item. >> clerk: item 55 was recommended as a issuance of sale of bonds in principal amount not to exceed $110 million for funding, financing, aquisition 117-unit mixed income housing project 2675 folsom and 970 treat. >> councillor breed: same house same call. adopted unanimously.
next item. >> clerk: 56 and 57 were considered by budget committee on december 11. and 56 was referred without recommendation, to declare an emergency to authorizing director of public works to design and construct front door services case management, medical attention and mental health counseling to individuals affected by homelessness in support of housing property at 440 turk street. >> councillor kim: i am asking for a continuance. i was not made aware of this until yesterday. i was surprised to see it declared an emergency. it's not clear to me why this was unforeseeable and why we're using this vehicle to move forward with the construction and tenant improvements at 440 turk, which is offices for the department of homelessness and
supportive housing and i have a number of concerns about using this as a precedent for emergency construction when this is an item that we've talked about for over two years. separately, there are concerns about clear communication about what would be provided on site. i want to say on a personal note, i support what is being proposed for the site here today. but i just have a number of questions on why we're choosing this route. also out of respect to the neighborhood that i represent that felt blindsided by this resolution that only got an email at 6:30 p.m., i respectfully ask my colleagues to continue this to january 9, 2018. >> councillor breed: supervisor kim has made a month eggs to continue. seconded by supervisor cohen. supervisor peskin?
>> councillor peskin: colleagues, i'm rising to speak to both 56 and 57. and without any disrespect to the mayor or supervisors ronen or sheehy, and not to the substance, but to the use of an emergency exemption, and if you read section 6.60 subsection c which defines what an emergency is, respectfully, this does not meet that test. i mean, i can ask the city attorney, i don't know if i need to put the city attorney through the paces, but these were all foreseeable events. an emergency is an unforeseeable event. and it's a really slippery slope when we start applying emergency declarations where an emergency does not exist because it was a foreseeable event. 440 turk street, highly foreseeable.
this board took unanimous legislative action to not allow the department of homelessness and supportive housing to use a different site and to require them to use the 440 turk street site, so we've known that for quite a long time, because that happened six months ago. that's foreseeable. i hate to be the parliamentarian, but i'm sounding a note of caution that we should really use the admin codes as intended and, therefore, will support the continuance. i would actually support a continuance of both items. and, quite frankly -- >> councillor breed: we have not called item 57 -- >> councillor peskin: it says it on the screen.
>> councillor breed: that's a mistake. she called 56. supervisor kim, are you asking to continue 56 and 57? we can call 57 at this time? >> councillor kim: i heard 56 called, so i made a motion to continue 56. >> councillor breed: but not 57? >> councillor yee: i did not. >> councillor breed: we'll continue to discuss 56. supervisor ronen? >> councillor ronen: i'm prepared to support supervisor kim's motion to continue because this facility is in her district and came up and if you are looking at the situation on the street with the people who are sleeping in tents in squallor under freeways and in front of people's houses and in the middle of streets and you don't think that is an emergency, a
health emergency, at the highest proportion, you and i have a different version of the definition or understanding of emergency. i do not think there is a bigger emergency in the bigger emergency in the city of san francisco than the fact that over 4,000 individuals are sleeping in the streets, using the bathroom in the streets, are injecting drugs and throwing needles in the streets, are in severe mental health crisis in our streets. and that we being a city with a $10 billion budget have not yet gotten it together to build enough facilities to temporarily house and then give services to these individuals so that they can get their life back together. in fact, one of my deepest, deepest fears and sadness today about those tragic and untimely loss of m