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city to give them this precious land. avalon can find other land to buy all around the city, but the little patch of land, the little precious 17 acres that has been used by city college for the last decades should stay for the public benefit. there's different little neighborhood classes and people ride their bicycles there. it should stay for community good. there's 65,000 units right now in the pipeline that have already been approved for housing elsewhere in the city. so the urgency for housing has not been met -- i'm sorry. is already being met by all of these other housing projects in the pipeline. i beg you to not approve this until -- first of all, the pac should be built and the negative impact on this should be taken
into consideration. [ bell ringing ] >> thank you. >> please do not pass but instead continue this item and charge those who have presented it with the task of quantity phiing the damage -- quantifying the damage to city college. holding back this item is the fiscally responsible action that can be taken today. please note the report notes 500 spaces of shared parking that would net $1.9 million. this revenue includes city parking taxes levied only on students and city college staff. zero project data exists to quantify the current parking demand for the evening class period. this plan keeps going forward citing 500 shared parking spots. parking spots that would be kept available for the development
residents at the very same time they would be needed for working students to attend classes. the loss of parking at city college's largest campus and the only location close to a freeway will affect enrollment. in the first year of the adread days crisis, $20 million in stabilization funding was to counteract the drop in enrollment. that was 26 million for one year. that time period brought a loss of 483 teacher jobs. trustee davila has not been included in any of the city college meeting where is administrators are providing feedback to the developer. admin code 29 is clear that damages above 200,000 must be assessed. that process absolutely has not started in the case of impending damage to city college. are these issues only going to be addressed after the project is built? please do not give this freight
train yet another green light. please. thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> laura frye. i just had a few points. i wanted to point out there were concerns by different professionals at the brbac that the estimates on the feasibility study were very low for the necessary upgrades to the infrastructure and the service support in the area that would be necessary to handle this increase in density. also, there are several articles in neighborhood papers regarding the fire system in the south and west part of the city being inadequate compared to the north and east intersections. also, we've asked for examples of successful shared parking because it seems too many of us -- it doesn't make sense how it would work and the developers or no one has given us any kind of
examples of successful ongoing shared parking. i don't have it with me, but there's a parking draft in 2015 or 2017 when there was low enrollment, and the number of people that drove was way, way more than the people that took public transit or walked. the parking issue is really, really big. the final point is just that mission lock took ten years. that also was public. it did not have the issue of city college thrown in like the previous speaker. this has been a freight train and it needs to be slowed down and more study. thank you. >> thank you. laura clark and sam moss. >> i'm ken cryzer. i got mixed up in the feud. >> i'm happy to meet with a
young board of supervisors. i would like to give you a history. this has been before the voters four times. three times it has been a similar short-sighted housing project. all four of those projects have been defeated by the city of san francisco. i would like to compliment the mayor's office of economic and workforce development. i would like to compliment them for their deceit, their arrogance, and their contempt for the people of this city. just to give you, again, a little bit of history. back when bill wite and barbara smith were running that department, there were a bunch of nasty things said in the newspaper. it sat down with barbara smith and said, is there a compromise we can reach. she said give me a piece of paper as to what you would want, meaning the college. let us build the housing. i don't care what you think of me, but i don't look that
stupid. the current farmers who are running this project have exactly the same attitude. if you go back and look at the information that they sent out to various community activities, the college had no input whatsoever. they wanted nothing to do. this project is -- we were originally told -- 500 units of housing. they have entered into an exclusive negotiation with an organization that wants to put up 1,100 units with less than a half a parking place per unit plus the 40,000 kids that are across the street at the college. this is a very poor idea. >> thank you for the history lesson. next speaker. >> hi. laura clark, mb action. i would like to give a different history lesson. 30 years of chronically
underbuilding housing putting our city into the largest housing crisis that we have ever seen. so a proposal to do good things for the community and build housing doesn't sound like a bad face effort at all to me. a couple of things have been said today. don't allocate funding to conduct this study because not all of the questions have been answered. that's the purpose of allocating the funding to do the study, to answer all the questions. so that would be one thing i would say. i've heard a lot about the impacts that this will have on the students and their parking. i've heard the city commit to doing everything they can to address the student parking needs. i think there's a strange lack of concern about students and their inability to live in this city and how the cost of housing is driving people further and further away. this is an amazing opportunity site to really maximize how many
homes for families could be here, and we could grow our schools, and we can grow our transit, and we can build dense, vibrant walkable communities, where people can find opportunity in this city. the community benefit that is most important is the affordable housing. we are talking about maximizing the number of units that we can get. please study 5,000 units. we can really see what we can get. i want you guys to fully understand at a later date the full choice that we can make about how many homes we can build, how many subsidized affordable homes we can get when we add in a market rate developer. more families will get the opportunity to not sit on that ten-year long wait list. >> thank you. i've got another stack i'm going to read.
>> hi, supervisors. thank you for giving us the opportunity to speak this morning. so my name is sam moss. i'm the executive director of mission house corporation. obviously, i work for the development where one of the developers on the project. this thing that's made me the most sad, when anyone, even the supervisors, talk about the developer of the project, it seems to only point out avalon. avalon is an awesome developer as well, but let me just, for the record say, that at least two of the developers are 47--year-old non-profit affordable housing developers that were started in and still focus on low-income housing in san francisco. when you say this unscrupulous developers that we're giving
land up to these unscrupulous developers. you're talking about two non-profits who have dedicated their entire existence to building, owning, maintaining high-quality affordable housing for san franciscoens. i just truly hope that that makes the public record and that when everyone describes, you know, the developer, that you keep in mind that two of the three main developers are non-profit affordable housing developers. thank you. >> my name is will menus. san francisco's 22-foot high by 74-foot long world treasure was created by the renown mexican artist at the golden gate expedition on treasure island that celebrated the completion of the two bridges.
the murals godfather, a life-long mission district resident architect timothy fluger. he was a visionary. he constructed 140 new montgomery. the look and feel of the bay bridge, the castro theater, the paramount theater. as he started building city college for which he planned a major theater, he covered a science building to protect it from the corow save -- corrosive salt air. the cost was ballked at. he was proven right. we need visionaries now. it is short-sighted to box the college in so we're prohibited from utilizing the adjacent land. a theme resonates in our city. the mural will be featured work at sf moma. it's a collaboration between two
great san francisco institutions both founded in 1935. upon return from this multi-year loan, we plan to restore the masterpiece in the center at city college. it is imperative that the center design is uncompromised by lack of parking space so this mural, which could last hundreds of years has a permanent home to showcase for san franciscoens. i invite the board members to visit the treasure to see what the stakes are. thank you. >> uh-thank you. next speaker, please. anne, that you? okay. mitsy, john, fred. >> i returned to san francisco in 1971. i got my first job at city college teaching vocational
nursing. i started teaching full time in '85. i have luckily been able to retire. in all these years, i drove a car because of the need to have my students in numbers of locations. i also took public transit. over these years, the transit has been totally inadequate for the ocean campus. i wouldn't speak to any of the others. the parking situation has only gotten worse. reardon high school is boxed in. people are now wanting to take public land, which has been used for parking, not use it for the college, not use it for the performance center for which, as you've heard so many times, the voters have voted the money to do it, but we've faced a major crisis. not only are we facing crisis for education across the country
but especially in san francisco again and again and again and again. when we say that the board of trustees in 2016 at city college was authorizing and involved with this kind of development, we're still talking about the city college being under the rule of a special trustee and the fact that the accreditation was still in jeopardy. it's only been since the summer of 2017 that city college is fully up and running with its own board of trustees, its own chancellor, and its full accreditation. i think some of these other statements -- [ bell ringing ] >> thank you. your time is up. mitsy, thank you. you're next. >> hi. my name is mitsy. i'm a current city college
student. i'm here to testify that the parking lot is of great necessity to students. i have trouble, myself, looking for parking, even now. not many of us can take public transportation because city college, there's many low-income working students. if you have to go to work right after class, you don't have the time nor can take on another stressor to be looking for parking. so i am here to say that the current city college student condition should be considered prior to making the decision. we should be advocating for city college students' success. we already have a lot of lack of resources and problems to deal with. we don't need any more inconveniences, such as the lack of parking. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hello, supervisors. john winston.
i'm on seat nine of the c.a.c. representing the entire city, i lived in sunnyside, but i would recommend for the sake of the city where the housing situation as the city as a whole is dire at the moment, that we move this forward. regarding parking, i would like to give you another history lesson. the last couple of generations, that parking lot has been -- it has plentiful parking, and it's been low-priced. it's been limited to $50 per semester by law. so what we have done is we've trained people to drive to school, and we've clogged the streets with traffic as a result, and we've made it the cheapest way to get to class. my thinking is we do need to provide parking for those who need to drive. some come from outside the city. some do have jobs and have children to shuttle around, but a good many of those people who now use the parking lot could be serviced by better muni, by bike
share, car share, a shuttle, perhaps. all different kinds of ways of managing the demand of the commuters to the school every day. i think we still have to figure out what the size of the parking lot is going to be, but i definitely think we can get everybody to school if we manage it properly and not affect city college's enrollment and a number of people could get to class every day. i would recommend you move this project forward. it's very important for the city as a whole. we really need housing in this town. we need all kinds of housing for all different kinds of people. appreciate your time. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm freed moheim. i've been a resident for 40 years. city college has been a wonderful asset for me. it's retrained me twice.
it's a property owner, a taxpayer. my tax bill says we've just paid $99 to the san francisco community college district. i was expecting to see a performing arts center built a long time ago. it has not happened. if you take parking away, where do people who are coming to these much larger auditoriums at night, where are they going to be parking? i don't want to see the college set up for failure. the college provides training for extremely important jobs for the city. i've recently heard that 75% of the radiology technologists in our hospitals are trained at city college. that's huge. our hospitality industry comes from city college. viability would be seriously at risk if it doesn't have city college. i'm not convinced that this project in its current format is a good deal long term for the
citizens of san francisco. i don't think it should go forward until we know more about the impacts on city college. thank you for the time. >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen, i have no more speaker cards, but if there's anyone who would like to speak on this item that has not had the opportunity to speak, i would invite you to come up. this is your last chance. public comment is closed at this time. supervisor yee, are there any last-minute comments? >> supervisor yee: yes. so my understanding of this feasibility study is to just say that we could move forward to look at the deeper dive at some of these issues. as has been said over and over again. i've personally said over and over again, i was a former student at city college. i had to work my way through college and had to go back and forth and either load trucks at
ups or whatever it was at night time. i know the importance of parking for a many students, if not a good majority. it is a place where students, many of them do not come from privileged families where they don't have to work. many of them, if you look at the age bracket, they're not 18 and 19. many of them are actually parents and so forth. so one of the things i've said over and over is we cannot have a project here unless we solve the parking problem. the city staff has heard that loud and clear. they know that they have to be committed. the developers in this case have said in public that they understand this is a major,
major issue. if we don't have a solution, we're not going to be able to move forward with this project. the question i have for the staff is that where does this study of the parking solution enter into that discussion? again, i know that we're a long ways from any final designs and so forth, but i want to make sure that we say in public that the opportunity to look at that parking issue more carefully as some people described is this a freight train moving forward? i don't think so. it's a train, but where is the stop for the discussion of this public parking? >> thanks, supervisor ken rich with oewd.
before answering your question, i specifically want to reiterate from the beginning of this project, we recognize we have to partner with city college. we have to make sure there's a solution for parking. can we keep 1,000 surface parking spaces? no, but we have to make sure we have a solution to this. i want to recommit in every way possible that is the primary issue on this project that needs to be solved. let me come back with you, as we talked about earlier. it will be number one on the agenda. i will report back to you. getting back to the ceqa process, if we receive permission to start, it's about a 12-to 18-month process. it allows us to get engaged with brand new traffic counts, parking counts and get into the heart of the matter with actual
data. in the next not-so-many months, we can make progress and go out to the community first and back to you with solid ideas about how we can do this. i want to make that commitment right now that in the next not-so-many months, we can give numbers, is it 500, 700, two garages, whatever it is, we can do that in a short period of time. not everyone is going to agree, but we'll be able to do that. the other thing i want to commit that we recognize is that we will not get this project approved by any of the approving bodies, not the least you, unless we have a credible solution to parking. that's absolutely clear in our minds. >> thank you. >> supervisor fewer? >> yes. thank you very much. i think we heard a lot of public testimony about wanting to learn more, but also i would like, mr.
rich, for you to please note my question around public schools in the availability. if you need to push the school district to actually come up with demographic information, then i would advise you to do so because this is a very, very large housing development with affordable sites so -- units so that means our families are dependent on our public school system. i know that supervisor yee and i are very familiar with theal schools in the area. my memory tells me that there isn't enough capacity. >> absolutely. thank you for that reminder. we'll do that. i did want to point out that in the next couple of weeks, the director of planning and myself and the superintendent of schools have a meeting to discuss this exact issue. >> that's great. i believe that they just hired also a project manager to look specifically at this. so we welcome her in the
conversation. colleagues, i think we heard a lot of testimony about the concerns for parking, the impacts on city college. we also heard that city college has hired a consultant to actually work in their behalf to make sure the needs of city college are being met, and if there's no further conversation, then i would like to make a motion to move this -- oh, i think supervisor yee -- >> you can make your motion in a moment. >> move this to the board with a positive recommendation. >> i will second that. supervisor stefani? >> thank you, supervisor coenhad. first of all, i want to thank everyone who has come out to speak on this today. i know this is a big project that will have a significant impact in the ar area. i want to acknowledge that we have heard your statements.
whether or not this is project is fiscally feasible and whether it merits further evaluation and environmental review, and it does not state that there's a project that's up for approval or that will be approved. chapter 9 allows the board to request the budget and legislative analyst to offer a feasibility analysis asmt worked with them for eleven years now. and i trust them. i want to emphasize that approving this today does not mean that we have not heard or that we're ignoring the concerns from the community, from parking concerns to looking at studying higher density. our approval -- i want to ensure the community that this project will go through a rigorous and thorough review. i will make sure the project sponsor and partners provide detail for parking for our students, faculty, and affordable housing measures to make sure the housing remains affordable in perpetuity among other things outlined in the bla
report. i would also like to suggest -- and i know supervisor yee has expressed this desire as well that, the project sponsor work with the city in the opposite of economic and workforce development to develop a conceptual term sheet, setting forth terms similar to the projects that the port provide. we can study student housing. i think it was mentioned. just because we've talked about parking -- i mean, i think it's obvious we have to house students going to city college. i met a student when i was working on the booker t. washington housing project, who was living in her car. you hear those stories. she was able to find housing. she's gone on to graduate and do well. we absolutely need to provide housing for our students. that's a given. we need to look at parking, whether or not we provide a shuttle from the nearest bart station, which is pretty close. with need to look at impacts on city college. we have to address supervisor cohen's concerns, whether it's a
labor-built project. it has to be. we absolutely have to look at the congestion. there's no question about. that and we have to look at the schools. we need to understand that and look at that. i think this will allow for additional opportunity for our community to provide the input that they've provided today and even further review from the board to achieve we're achieving the mutual objective for the continued success of city college and the affordable housing that's necessary as well. those are my comments today. thank you. >> supervisor yee? >> i just wanted to add to supervisor fewer's comment about schools. for your information, i've been working with the school district and parker development. as you know, they're huge. they're adding another 8,000
units or something like that. so i started the negotiation to look at potential site to build a school there. so this could be part of that soluti solution. >> sorry, chair. i just want to say for the record that it is disappointing that this is public land and it is not 1h% affordable housing. i just have to put that on the report. it's rare that the public owns this type of land, this big part of land, and it's not 100% affordable housing. >> thank you. a motion has been made and accepted. we'll take that motion to send with the positive recommendation. we'll take that without objection. thank you. is there any other business before this committee? >> there's no further business. >> all right. we're adjourned. thank you..
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ages i've gone my job so i have so stay is an i feel like the piano and music in general with my voice together i feel really powerful and strong >> hi, in san francisco we're doing a special series called stay safe, about staying in your home after an earthquake. and today we're going to be talking about the neighborhood support center to help people find new resources when they stay in their home. ♪ ♪ >> we're here at the urban center in san francisco with sarah karlewski, deputy director of spur. we're talking about the
shelter, a safe place to stay, exhibition at their center. and part of being able to shelter in place in your home is to be able to find a place nearby where you can get the services that you might not have in your home. and that's what this little neighborhood support center is for. >> that's right. >> what are some of the services that might be provided in a neighborhood center like this? >> yeah. so, we think of the neighborhood support centers as really being homes away from home. so, after a major earthquake there is going to be a lot of confusion. people are going to need to try to meet up with other people. they're going to need a lot of information. so, a lot of what the neighborhood support center is going to provide is that information. basically we're going to be like a hub where people can come to get services, help, information, et cetera. what you see here on this table are a whole variety of did you ever rent things from tools,
some walki-talkies. this helps people know what is going on in their neighborhood. over here you have a whole variety of water and canned goods. we're really hoping that people will stock up for themselves at least for the first 72 hours if not more. i know that i have a ton of canned food and other sorts of things such as water within my own home. and everybody should, but there's going to come a time where people are going to end up running out and needing more. so, that's what we've got right here. >> so, this neighborhood support center, this doesn't look to be a major city sponsored fully stocked space. it can be a small commercial space, even somebody's garage as long as they have the information, a guide of information, who to call for what, communications equipment, some power, have a generator. >> that's right. >> thinking of lights and charge your cell phones and so on.
and probably be operated by volunteers. >> volunteers, maybe members of nert could help out, people who live in the neighborhood that have some building skill could be helpful. so, if there is a structural engineer living nearby or even an architect, they could really help people kind of understand what has happened to their homes and what sort of repairs might be needed. >> here we are with some of the things that you might find in a neighborhood support center. one thing we learned from hurricane katrina, people really rely on their portable electronics and their phone. we say here's a charging station tied up to the generation. the essential coffeepot. >> yes. >> maybe a computer, you can check your e-mail with. >> yes. we have our charging station here. and then over here you can see we've got a whole variety of things, including the all-important different tags. so, lawrence, do you want to
talk a little about the tags? >> sure. people want to know what do these tags mean. is my building safe or unsafe. these are the city owe initial tags. staying in your home doesn't require that you get a tag. it just means that you use common sense and maybe get help from people who might be around who can help you evaluate whether it's a safe place to stay. >> you might want to know because regular city services are disrupted, you might want to know when trash pick up is, if you need to get clean water, et cetera. also in the neighborhood support center, that kind of information would be available and we've got a little of that up here. >> trash pick up resumes regular schedule on wednesday. >> that's right. >> please mark your human waste. >> that's right. >> so, this is kind of an information center, communication center, also a center that hopefully will show people how to relate to their neighboring communities, what else is happening city-wide. and, of course, this is sort of the ubiquitous form of communication.
my cat is missing, call me. >> exactly, because a lot of times, even if you do have a cell phone, and people do if you're really trying to save some of your precious energy minutes, et cetera, or it's not working as well as it normally does, it is helpful to have a message board that you can get information to other people. and, so, that's what we're showing here. you can see people are going to be looking for their pets. they're going to be looking for rides. people are going to need to be sharing resources a much as they possibly can. another thing that you can see here is they're going to need to be fair tools and some of the things that people are going to need in order to be able to stay safer within their homes. so, we're just showing sort of a gesture to that with all these different tools here. but then also tarps, people are going to need to cover their windows if their windows are cracked, if their roofs are broken. so, ideally, the city would be able to know where all these
neighborhood centers are and help deliver some of these supplies. >> they could come from a neighbor, maybe not. thank you so much for allowing us to come in and share this wonderful exhibit. and thank you for we are celebrating the glorious grand opening of the chinese rec center. ♪ 1951, 60 years ago, our first kids began to play in the chinese wrecks center -- rec center. >> i was 10 years old at the time. i spent just about my whole life here. >> i came here to learn dancing.
by we came -- >> we had a good time. made a lot of friends here. crisises part of the 2008 clean neighborhood park fund, and this is so important to our families. for many people who live in chinatown, this is their backyard. this is where many people come to congregate, and we are so happy to be able to deliver this project on time and under budget. >> a reason we all agreed to name this memorex center is because it is part of the history of i hear -- to name this rec center, is because it is part of the history of san francisco. >> they took off from logan airport, and the call of duty was to alert american airlines
that her plane was hijacked, and she stayed on the phone prior to the crash into the no. 9 world trade center. >> i would like to claim today the center and the naming of it. [applause] >> kmer i actually challenged me to a little bit of a ping pong -- the mayor actually challenge me to a little bit of a ping- pong, so i accept your challenge. ♪ >> it is an amazing spot. it is a state of the art center. >> is beautiful. quarkrights i would like to come
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legislation passed by the board of supervisors and the mayor areas office from the san francisco. they passed legislation that said 13% of the cost of the city air travel is going to go into a fund and we're going to use the money in the fund to do local projects that are going mitigate and sequester greenhouse gas emissions. [ ♪ ] the grants we're giving, they're anywhere from 15,000 to $80,000 for a two-year grant. i'm the manager of development, community partnerships and the san francisco carbon fund for the san francisco department of the environment. we have an advisory committee that meets once or twice a year to talk about, what are we going to fund? we want to look at equity and innovative projects and being able to be anymonimble.
>> i heard about the carbon fund because i used to work for the department of environment. i'm marcos, the founding director of climate action now. we started in 2011, our main goal is to remove cement in school yards, or in the public right of way on sidewalks. to build out educational gardens that teach people about climate change. >> if it's a green grant, 70% of the funding has to go for capital, it has to go for the trees, digging up the pavement. because again, this is about permanent carbon savings. >> the middle school dinosaur garden and vegetable garden was chosen because the school itself has been covered in asphalt since 1932. the carbon fund was the seed funding for the whole project. the whole yard itself is around
84,000 square feet. and our project, we removed 3126 square feet of cement. >> we generally issue a greening rfp every other year and that's for projects that are going to dig up pavement, plant trees, community gardens, school gardens. we were awarded $43,000 for the project. the produce we grow here is consumed almost entirely by the scoot community. in the organic vegetable garden, we grow vegetables from lettuce and we're going to get artichokes in the ground, lemons, apples. all kinds of great fruit trees and vegetables. >> our first project was the dog patch biodiesel fuel facility. we have a lot of people in san
francisco who have diesel cars they're running on biodiesel and they had to drive to berkley. we gave them the cost differential between biodiesel and regular diesel. we have funded so many gardens and tree plantings around the city. one of the ones i love is the rec center. >> our center has its roots back to 1952. we've been on this site since 1974. i'm david dubinsky, the c.e.o. of rehabilitation center. we are one of the largest providers of rehabilitation and recreational services for people with developmental disabilities in san francisco. we also have a program for individuals that have acquired brain injury or traumatic brain
injury. we have after school programs for children with special needs. the sf carbon fund for us has been the launching pad for an entire program here at the pomeroy center. we've received $15,000, the money was really designed to help us improve our garden by buys plants and material and also infrastructure, like a drip system for plants. we have wine barrels that we repurposed to collect rain water. we had actually removed over a thousand square feet of concrete so we could expand the garden. this is where our participants come to learn about gardening. they learn how to work in the greenhouse. we have plants that we actually
harvest and eggs from our chickens that we use in cooking classes. so that our participants learn as much as anybody elsewhere food comes from. we have two kitchens here at the pomeroy center. one is more of a commercial kitchen and another is set up like a home. in the home kitchen, we do a lot of cooking classes. how to make lasagna, cook eggs. with this grant we received, it has tremendous value not only for the center or the participants, but for the entire community. >> the thing about climate, climate overlaps with everything. and so when we start looking at how are we going to solve climate problems? we solve a lot of other problems, too. we create a lot of great opportunities and solutions. this is a radical project. to be part of it has been a real honor. and a privilege to work with those administrators with the carbon fund at the department of
environment. >> san francisco carbon grant for us opened the door to a new world that we didn't really have before. the result is this beautiful garden. >> when you look at the community gardens we've planted in schools and neighborhoods, how many thousands of people now have a fabulous place to walk around around feel safe being outside and are growing their own food. that's a huge impact. and we're just going to keep rolling that out and keep rolling that out. [ ♪ ] [ ♪ ]