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>> i think that people call them fare-dodgers. we say it's a proof of payment -- proof of payment policy. >> supervisor breed: oftentimes those persons that receive the tickets come from the community of concern and we spend a lot of money to address that issue and on the other side, people are riding muni that don't feel safe. so there is concern that we're not providing sufficient support for safety for people in stations at on muni at the bus stops. could you please help me understand what your thoughts are around those particular issues and why choose to go after people who are evading fares. why are we not choosing safety first? >> absolutely. so when we started the policy a few years ago, we knew that our
buses speeding up, we needed to speed up fare-evasion practices. before everybody went in by the front door. everybody paid the fare. it was the bus driver's responsibility to make sure that people paid their fare and bus drivers got into altercations with people trying to be that policing role, which was not appropriate. with all-door boarding, people are coming in all doors. the bus driver is removed from the responsibility of being the fare-inspector. i'm happy and proud that we've decriminalized youth fare evasion. in addition to offering free muni to low and moderate income youth through 18, we've decriminalized fare evasion. it doesn't have to go through the criminal courts. it's an administrative fine. i've done a ride-along with our fare inspectors, and they have a tough job, but they walk a fine
line they're fantastic men and women. they're people of heart and spirit. i know that on their job every day, they make a lot of difficult calls about when do you ticket somebody and when do you not. i do have every confidence that they bring to that job the full scope of the knowledge of the city in which they work. so many times at the sfmta board, we have to make decisions that are difficult that we have control over and make some people very unhappy, other people happy. the decisions that we have to make over areas that we don't have control are even more difficult. i'm thinking of the vehicular housed decisions we've had to make around oversized vehicles. and safety on our buses is one of them. we're the sfmta.
we cannot solve social issues. all we can do is address the issues that happen on our watch, parking spaces, where we might get oversized vehicles. a lot of people find if they are unhoused in our city, if marginally housed in our city, that unfortunately for some of the other riding public, our buses might be the warmest, safest place for them to be. >> supervisor breed: commissioner, i'm going to stop you there. the question, i should be more clear. it's really, why are we choosing -- why is mta choosing to spend money, spend dollars, on the san francisco police department to address fare evasion, rather than spending money for the san francisco police department to address issues around safety? why was that decision made? >> they should be addressing
most. most of the fare evasion is handled by our own proof of payment inspectors. sfpd should be riding muni to help people feel safer. i don't have the exact answer on the exact breakdown, but can i reach out to your office and we can talk about it further. we're conducting our interviews. >> sorry everyone has to listen to it. >> supervisor fewer: thank you for reaching out to my office yesterday. i want to talk about the timms that concerns the items in your budget and plan for those items to be addressed. i believe that my staff will reach out to you for a meeting, so we can follow up that conversation on the four items that i spoke about before the commission since i didn't hear a response at all, but thank you very much. >> thank you, supervisor. >> supervisor breed: thank you. i don't see any other names on
the roster. so i think we're done. thank you, commissioner. >> thank you, president breed. >> supervisor breed: seeing no other names on the roster, it seems as though there is no one asking for a continuance, so it looks like my colleagues are prepared to vote on these items. item 24, do we want to take that item same house, same call? without objection, motion is approved unanimously. item 25, same house, same call. without action, motion is approved unanimously. congratulations, ladies, and please continue to reach out it our offices, even though this has been affirmed. thank you so much. all right. madam clerk, let's go to our 3:00 p.m. special orders. we're going to have both of those hearings sitting as a committee as a whole. please call items 31-34
together. >> clerk: items 31 and 32 comprise board of supervisors sitting as committee as a whole for a hearing scheduled pursuant to a motion m-18-042, approved on april 10, 2018, for a hearing to consider objections to the report contained in item 32. the report of assessment costs submitted by the director of public works for inspection or repair of lighted properties ordered through the sidewalk abatement program, paid for out of the plight abatement fund. item 33 and 34. pursuant to m-18-043, approved on april 10, 2014, to consider objections to report of assessment costs submit bid director of public works for sidewalk and curb repairs through the sidewalk inspection and repair program, costs
thereof, having been paid for by the city out of the revolving fund. >> supervisor breed: thank you. colleagues, today's two committee hearings are being conducted together to consider objections to report of assessment cost submit bid director of public works for inspection and/or repair for the blight of properties and sidewalk and curb repair through sidewalk inspection and repair program and to consider approving the underlying resolution. let's open up this hearing. and we'll first hear from the department of public works. >> thank you. good afternoon, president breed, supervisors. i'm michael lennon, i am appearing on behalf of san francisco public works on the sidewalk repair and accelerated sidewalk abatement program. with sidewalk inspection and repair program, it's a proactive
inspection program designed to inspect all projects on a 25-year, rolling basis, with the goal of repairing 200 blocks each year the program is designed to make it easier for property owners to comply with 56-11 and public works 706, which require them to maintain the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. under this program, we perform inspections and notify property owners when defects are found that need to be repaired. upon notification, property owners have the option of having a city contractor perform the work or hiring an independent contractor to make the repairs. when property owners elect to have the city contractor make the repairs or no response has been received and no repairs made within the time set aside, the city will make the repairs.
if the owner fails to repair the sidewalk after being notified, the city will make the repairs and invoice the property owners. where the property owner fails to pay or have the costs of it placed on property tax, public works will submit to the board of supervisors for the next tax bill. 1,939 invoices were issued. and 1,812 invoices were paid, which is 93%. as of may 1, 2017, 147 invoices totalling $112,691.36 were removed from the original list through payments made in recent weeks. 147 of the 261 invoices were paid.
the report we're submitting has a total of 114 invoices totalling $117,967.92, including the 12% administrative fee. it's here that the department requests the board's approval for the list of assessment of sidewalk repair and inspection properties. similarly, that's the proactive program, accelerated sidewalk abatement program, is more responsive. again, we inspect residential and commercial properties with the focus of expediting repairs for sidewalks found to be in poor condition. under state highway code 56-11 and 706, property owners are responsible for maintenance and repair. we inspect, notify of defects. if they fail to comply by having
their contractor or making repairs on their own, we'll see that the repairs are made. when they fail to pay the invoice, inclusive of inspection fees, or when the owner elects to have the fees and repairs on their property tax, public works will submit the overdue amount to the board of supervisors for inclusion on the tax bill. we mailed 225 invoices last year and 195, 87%, were paid. as of may 1, 30 invoices totalling $261,000 were removed through payments made in recent weeks. and 30 of the 60 invoices were paid, so 50%. $42,671.74 recovered out of the $114,120, so 37%. again, in this report, we're submitting 30 invoices with the
total amount of $80,026.80. and that, again, includes the 12% administrative fee. again, the department requests the board's approval of the request for the blighted properties. >> supervisor breed: thank you. seeing no names on the roster, looks like there are no questions. we'll open it up to public comment. if you are here for items 31-34 for this hearing, please come forward. you will have up to 2 minutes. >> hello. good of afternoon. thank you for your time. i'm nicholas o'neal. i'm a property owner in the city. i'm one of the people on this list. i received a notice attached to my door on april 13. that's why i'm here. the last contact i had with the city regarding our sidewalk was in late 2015. i spoke with a very helpful lady
who down all the details of the repair, which was frankly, poorly executed. there were over two dozen cracks still in the sidewalk after the repair had been completed. and the repair also -- the gentlemen involved had splattered concrete on the front of our building on our stucco work the lady that i spoke to at the end of 2015 said, thank you. i will send people out to inspect that and i will get back to you. i never heard back from her or anybody since. the first i'd known about the situation was the notice i found on my door on april 13. thank you. >> supervisor breed: sir, wanted to let you and other men members of the public to speak on this item, there will be an
opportunity to have a conversation with public works. so we'll recess the meeting and hopefully you can resolve the issue so they can come back with possibly some amendments to your particular charge. >> okay. terrific. thank you. >> supervisor breed: next speaker, please? any other members of the public -- if you could please line up to the right. any other members of the public that are here for items 31-34. >> yes. i'm lews dallaston, daughter of the owner of the home at 7 nebraska street blocks 56/045. my mother lives in this residence in this home.
14 years ago, my mom suffered a massive stroke and has been bedridden ever since. i'm the primary caregiver for my mom. she's living on a fixed income and i -- i don't know how to pay this. the repair. while i'm here if i can plea to reduce the payment or make a -- a compromise payment to be lowered, so we can afford to pay this bill. >> supervisor breed: thank you. ma'am, again, there will be an opportunity. michael lennon, he's the gentleman that did the presentation. when we're finished with public
comment, he will step outside the chamber and you will have the opportunity to make that request. that's for everyone that's here for this particular purpose. >> thank you. >> supervisor breed: thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is patricia ray. i'm representing my mother, who is a senior citizen. and the issue was, she had sidewalk repair work done around april. there was a lot of issues with a lot of splatter, on her car, the concrete, they had to come back and fill in some cracks that had been done. the other issue that happened is they sent her a bill for $700. and then a week later, sent another bill increasing it to $910 because they said that they had -- they didn't calculate the
area. these are senior citizens we're dealing with. my mom has lived there since 1964. my dad just passed away and they were married 65 years. she's on a fixed income. not only did i talk to mr. diaz, he sent mr. nick hawes over to my mom's hand and we had a two-hour discussion about that my mother has a legal sfmta on her curb. that was splattered as well. and her car was splattered with concrete. so mr. hawes came out, took it upon himself to add an extra 2 inches of red paint instead of addressing the issue of the splatter on the actual sfmta part. and so he came back out and my mom was trying to tell him about the car and he actually wanted
to fix her car, which he was not, you know, in that position to put anything on the car as far as cleaning the car. so i'm just here to let you know that these are senior citizens here and the prices they're charging and then one price you get and then a week later -- which i have all the documentati documentation. >> supervisor breed: your time is up, but you will have a chance to talk to mr. lennon after public comment has been concluded. so if you will hold tight, it will be just a minute. thank you. >> thank you. >> supervisor breed: next speaker, please. >> i believe that a lot of people may have been under the misperception that the city accepted responsibility for public sidewalk repair when and after the city returned to
accepting public responsibility for public trees. so i'm unhappily surprised to learn that private homeowners are still picking up the tab. i think the city should accept them rather than transfer those costs. >> supervisor breed: thank you. next speaker, please. >> yes. good afternoon. i'm irma encinas, i'm here representing my father and my brother, both are disabled and vietnam vets. we received a notification saying that i had to come to the hearing because of repair done to the sidewalk. i find it interesting because the city came by and -- this is going back to 2016 -- where there are two trees and they took the responsibility of wanting to remove the trees.
and then the permit that was on the trees said that they were responsible for the construction of the sidewalk or replacement of the sidewalk. so later on, some inspector came by and put a notice on the building and said we were responsible for the sidewalk. then going back and forth, back and forth, they ended up marking the sidewalk with green xs and white xs. green, the responsibility of the city. white, the responsibility of the owner. the green xs were done, which was supposed to be the responsibility of the city. the white xs have not been done and the reason that the white xs has not been done is because of a financial issue. we can't afford to have it done. more importantly, i have evidence and pictures showing the sidewalk itself and there is nothing wrong with the sidewalk
other than cracks, which are superficial cracks, similar to those in front of this building outside. so i'm here to dispute the charges because no work was done on our behalf. thank you. >> supervisor breed: thank you for your comments. are there any other members of the public who are here to speak on items 31-34? seeing none, public comment is now closed. for anyone who is here, whether you spoke during public comment or not, michael lennon will join you outside and he will help to address your specific needs. and then return the verdict to us at a later time within our board meeting. so if you want to step outside and have a conversation with him, we'll get back to your particular items and concerns. thank you, all, for being here today. all right, madam clerk, let's go
to roll call for introductions. >> clerk: first up to introduce new business is supervisor peskin. >> supervisor peskin: as you know, i represent the geographically smallest, but densest district in the city, which unfortunately, has few remaining opportunity sites for development of housing, though i've pushed aggressively on the remaining sites during the last 18 years, sites such as the old embarcadero freeway onramps and offramps. some time ago, we actually passed a resolution with regard to using the fire station number 13 site at 530 sampson street. i'm introducing another housing
project at 772 pacific avenue, where you will recall we expended some $5 million to buy that site where the new asia restaurant is located and there we have an opportunity to build up to 80 units of affordable housing on top of a new asia restaurant. i've long had the idea to offer the air rights for development above fire station 13 for either affordable housing development or to fund housing development in the district. chinatown is feeling the pressures of the housing crisis and we've been looking for ways to fund the development at the new asia restaurant site. through a collaborative process, we've struck the proposal to maximum benefit to include fire station 13. i hate to use a proverbial term, but it's win-win.
and i cannot think of a better way to kick off 2018's affordable housing week. i encourage everyone to find an opportunity to come and get involved in affordable housing week starting this friday when the council of community housing celebrates in 40th anniversary at the women's building. we'll be hosting a panel decision moderated on rose aguilar on upzoning with equity. i want to acknowledge the hard work of the community leaders at the mid-polk area, which has finally reached the 30%-plus threshold to have an election to formal district, the city's fifth, cbd. middle polk is a vibrant culture with lgbtq. they've been conducting
feasibility and doing due diligence. i should acknowledge suzanne ma markelle-fox, who has been at the head of the cbd proposal. our seawall, really protecting all of san francisco, and i'm proud to co-sponsor a bond measure for the voters to consider in november, because they all know, we all know, it's not a question of if, but a question of when we have a big, seismic event and this seawall bond is a way to take steps to confront the inevitable. we'll maximize every dollar to ensure that the most cost-effective measures are implemented. and i want to thank ms. forbes and staff at the port for bringing that forward and i would like to ask that we adjourn in the memory of jerry
barr, who was a dear friend and member of the summit like tribe. the rest i will submit. >> supervisor ronen: today i have an in memoriam for brian quinn, who passed away a couple of weeks ago. i want to acknowledge that brian's sisters are here in the audience as well as many of his colleagues and former colleagues from the department of homelessness and supportive services and i just wanted to thank you, all, for coming out today in memory of brian quinn. for more than two decades, brian has been a tireless advocate for those experiencing homelessness. brian has held many positions with homeless services and housing including case
management, asset and property management and overseeing the city's expansion and navigation of centers. brian was not the type of work that left work at the office. 7 was always working and always working to connect people with care. brian overcame adversity in his personal life and harnessed it to a passionate commitment to help those in need for the basics of survival, starting with the very basic, shelter. he was deeply driven and committed to getting people into housing and keeping them housed. it was not just his job, but it was really a calling. he would often spend his evenings and weekends helping people in the neighborhood that were in crisis get connected to family and services. brian was a loving person who had a huge heart and smile to match. he brought joy to the lives of everyone that knew him. he was a passionate advocate, avid hiker and lover of all animals.
brian is survived by his two sisters, nicole and jordan quinn, who are here with us today, and his beloved dog, bela. brian will be greatly missed by family, friends, colleagues at the city and the community that he served and loved. i also wanted to acknowledge -- i don't know if jacque kaczynski was a deer friend and colleague of brian for so many years and i know is missing him greatly and hurting a lot. [please stand by]
today i rise to speak on a performance audit that was requested, probably at our very first board meeting we sat at or maybe the second. but it was the very first request i made and i believe it's very timely based on the conversation we had last week regarding conservatorship of those with mental health illnesss. so today, i'm asking for a hearing. that hearing will be scheduled, hopefully, very soon and it will go to the government audit and oversights. this is an audit and hearing particularly as it relates to mental health services in our city.
one of the things that was very confusing to me, and i know many of my colleagues share this, when you talk about the available bedside psych beds and services available in the community and jails, the answer and the number and the result has always been a moving target. so for me, that was my motivation. also, when it came to the conversation of those on our streets that were having violent interactions with the police, when it was those having violent interactions with the community. when it was a conversation about those living on our streets and dying on our streets, as a result of homelessness and their mental health disorders and substance abuse issues, it was important for me to get to the bottom of what are the available services, and what type of services are in the city and
county of san francisco. so this audit will talk about the available services within the department of public health but it will also talk about many of the partnering non-profit organizations, like institute familia, all my family, those living in group homes, those in our criminal justice system and in our hospital system, what are the available services, what is the level of service and what type of services are available to those particularly dealing with chronic illness and mental health disorders on our streets. the rest i submit but we are asking for a hearing to review the performance audit of the department of public health and behavioral health services in particular. and then later on we will come back to another thing i'm co-sponsoring with president breed. the rest i submit.
>> thank you, supervisor, you would like to be referred at the end? >> supervisor safai: i will speak at the end. >> supervisor sheehy? >> supervisor sheehy: i want to salute supervisor kim for the compton and [inaudible] district she has done preserving the culture in our community. i see this as an additional move to really preserve the history and culture of the castro neighborhood and highlight the structures and sites important to the history of the l.g.b.t. community. it's no wonder that the castro is known worldwide for being a center of the l.g.b.t.q. community for half a century. it's a beacon of hope. people come to san francisco to
the castro seeking, safety, acceptance and a family they create of their own. with the creation of the castro l.g.b.t.q., i hope to protect this enclave from the many challenges through the rapidly changing community, so the castro could be the heart of the l.g.b.t.q. movement as it progresses well into the future. and the rest i submit. >> thank you. madam president? >> president breed: thank you, assembly bill 2888. this bill introduced by assembly member phil tang, under the current law only immediate family and law enforcement are covered, this bill would expand those eligible to file a restraining order to co-workers, employees of secondary and postsecondary schools.
a gun restraining order for a person who shows to pose a danger. we know the federal government isn't taking action on these issues but fortunately our state law makers have heard the calls from their constituents. in the chambers, you have seen students from lewell high school. these movements are changing the narrative and bills like 2888 are coming from the voices of those who want change. we have seen over 500 workplace homicides each year and 2014-2017 there were over 1300 mass shootings. as a city we could only legislation a fraction but supporting our legislators who have the power to approve bills like ab 2888 is essential to moving the needle on this issue. san francisco is celebrating small business week may 14th-19th, concludes shopping
and dining in merchant corridors may 19th, this year, obviously. joint effort lead by the san francisco council of district merchants, shop and dine and office of small business. i'm pleased to sponsor this year's legislation that authorizes waiving the public work fees for temporary work occupancy permits to support 15 merchant corridors throughout our city. this is the 12th year the board of supervisors has sponsored the ordinance. the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor. supervisor tang. >> supervisor tang: thank you, i submit legislation to amend home s.f. today i am joined by co-sponsor supervisor safai trying to make changes to the program that would be temporary in nature through running through january 1st 2020 so that we could encourage more project sponsors
to take advantage of home s.f. such as programs like the state density bonus law which say lot more generous but doesn't come with all the different requirements that home s.f. requires here in san francisco. and so we have made a number of changes such as creating three different tiers for affordability requirements as well as ensuring a quicker time line for planning commission consideration of the projects. i think it's important we spend a long time trying to craft a very balanced piece of legislation that reflects a lot of what we believe here in san francisco and i hate to see so many of these projects are opting for a state density bonus law instead because it is far more generous. so with that, i also have a resolution, recognizing may 6-12th as acoustic neuroma awareness week. this was brought to my
attention by former legislative aide john lau, he will be at the board next week, i believe to speak on this item. with that, i submit. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor yee you submit? madam president? >> president breed: i'm introducing a resolution to approve the renovation of the tennis center clubhouse in golden gate park as well as to accept a $24 million grant to make this possible. the tennis center is located in district 5 and has been serving my constituents as well as the entire city and county of san francisco for over 100 years. the grant which generously donated through the san francisco parks alliance and the $3 million already approved by our recreation and parks commission will help facilitate improvements through the 124-year-old tennis center including a 7500 square foot
clubhouse, 17 new u.s. tennis association standard tennis courts and the city's first dedicated pickle ball court. the new clubhouse will also have dedicated ping pong tables for indoor recreation, i'm sure mayor lee would have loved that. and importantly this renovation will support the expansion of the tennis and learning center. the tennis and learning center has developed a strong partnership with hamilton recreation center and rosa parks elementary school which i attended. through these partnerships local students have received one-on-one tutoring, additional parent engagement and tennis instruction. this new facility will serve middle school students throughout the city where they can receive over 10 hours of personalized tutoring and five hours of tennis instruction every single week. additionally the new lighting on all of the courts will allow for an additional 20,000 hours
of play time each year. meaning our kids and families will have more access and time to play in a safe and clean space year round. i would like to thank my colleagues who are sponsoring this legislation along with my co-sponsoring this legislation today, including supervisor safai, supervisor fewer, supervisor tang and supervisor stefani, and i would like to thank the san francisco parks alliance and tennis coalition, parks and rec department for listening to our community's needs for this site and this project, i've seen the plans for it, it looks absolutely amazing. and will be a shining jewel in golden gate park. i also, especially, want to thank all the dedicated people who raise the funds for this
particular project to make this possible. and with that i would like to offer the floor to supervisor safai to talk about this particular item before i move onto my second item. >> supervisor safai: thank you, president breed. you thanked everyone and went over the history of the project, it's phenomenal. let me say to have a $24 million private foundation gift from multiple individuals to help promote a sport you literally can play until the day you die. i'm a life long tennis player, i'm an enthusiast. my grandfather played tennis until he was 96 years old. he brought me on the court when i was five and a half, in the freezing cold in the northeast and taught me how to play tennis and those lessons have stayed with me until this day. there are so many different things i want to hand onto my children but i'm so excited
they are already at 6 and 7 years old tennis enthusiasts. we have a wonderful coach in our neighborhood, coach joe. president breed, you met him just recently. he is a wonderful, wonderful coach. but i would just say in the context of this tennis center, this allows for the expansion of children and families to have access to a very, very valuable sport. and it's one thing to have a tennis court in your neighborhood, which we are very excited that the department of recreation and parks has done work all over the city resurfacing but to have programming and have individuals that will be teaching young people in after-school settings and summer settings. i can tell you, we went through the process with our children and they are very limited. not as many as you would imagine opportunities for children in this city. so to have a focused center, which by the way will have a
center court, ability to have championship games and tournaments, which is something unique that we don't have already. this is going to be a phenomenal, phenomenal asset for the city of san francisco. so i want to commend rec and park director phil ginsberg, the friends of the san francisco tennis center, supervisor fewer, tang, and leadership of supervisor and president breed on this wonderful, wonderful asset we will be handing down for generations to come, hopefully for the next 100 years in this city. i'm a proud co-sponsor of this and really i'm excited to see this implemented. thank you. >> president breed: thank you, supervisor safai. the second item i wanted to talk briefly, as supervisor peskin already touched on was the bond to fund needed improvements to our sea wall. as this body's representative on the capital planning committee, i have been deeply involved in the planning and discussion for this bond. now, i know that most people
may not enjoy spending money on something that you can't actually see. we have huge weeds in our city from homelessness, housing and public safety, but sometime dollars it's the infrastructure we can't see that makes all the other things possible, that makes daily life in our city possible, the role of the embarcadero sea wall. our precious waterfront in downtown san francisco are regional and even state wide significant. this bond is critical to begin the work of making sure that the sea wall protects us not only from sea level rise but from the significant earthquake we know will come one day. it's scary to think of what could happen if we don't get this done. we only have to look at the devastation of things like the super storm sandy and new york
or hurricane katrina in new orleans to know that there could be devastating impacts if we don't think about infrastructure in a responsible way and get the job done. so i'm looking forward to placing this on the november ballot and making sure that we get it passed by voters, so we could get the important work of the sea wall done to protect our infrastructure for years to come. and with that, colleagues, the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, madam president. supervisor cohen? thank you. supervisor fewer? > supervisor fewer: yes. thank you very much. i just wanted to speak a little about the golden gate park tennis center and how thrilled i am to be sponsoring with president london breed on this legislation. this will serve seniors and pickle ball players living in my district, district 1. this will be the first
dedicated pickle ball court and will increase access through online reservations and new design will create a larger community. i want to thank everyone who was a part of this, because i know this was a huge endeavor and also this is a gift, i think, to the city and county of san francisco. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor. supervisor kim? >> supervisor kim: thank you, today is the first day of asian pacific islander month. face the challenge of securing legal information and support because of language barriers. there are many small property owners doing their best to follow the laws in san francisco about owning and renting but finding an attorney who understands complicated tenant housing laws and working for your best interest isn't
always easy especially when english isn't your first language. when you are trying to do the right thing and following the law, language shouldn't be an obstacle to your path. a few years ago the city initiated a program for small business owners being sued for accessibility violations under the americans with disability act. corridors of mom and pop owners in san francisco, mostly non-english speaking didn't understand why they were being sued and didn't know how to find affordable legal help and what financial assistance was available to support compliance with laws, which of course we want all our members of our city to abide by. i have been approached by members in the community who want to do the same thing for small property owners. they want to continue to rent their property on the housing market while following the law to be an honest landlord but don't want to incur liability and high cost that result when
there's a conflict between landlord and tenants, especially when they have difficulty understanding the rules but similar to the situation with a.d.a., most non-english speaking property owners tell me they don't understand what they are doing wrong and need help when it comes to being a responsible and reasonable landlord. they need help when it comes to using legislation drafted a few years ago, that allows them to build accessory dwelling unit or help and support legalizing these units if they have them already in place. to save tenants the grief and stress of conflicts with landlords who want to do the right thing we could save our rent board of situations we can't arrive at positively but we can help our community so these conflicts don't start. both helping the tenants and landlords. i have asked the city attorney's office to create a program.
i have also asked to create a program to provide rebates or funds to small property owners who want to legalize or build an accessory dwelling unit on their property in san francisco but have been discouraged by the potential front end costs of building or legalizing these units. we also want to understand how additional property taxes that incur when their house grows in value due to the new additional dwelling unit can impact their property value and construction costs. i'm putting forward a new legal resources and educational program connecting residents with legal education, information counseling and mediation services in multiple language such as chinese and spanish. no one should be afraid to advance and enforce their rights because they can't find
help in their language and these two new programs will support small property owners in the city trying to help address the need for more housing by both putting up properties on the market and legalizing or building additional units in their backyards. thank you very much, and the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor kim. madam president, that concludes the introduction of new business. >> president breed: thank you, madam clerk. please read public comment. >> clerk: at this time the public may address the entire board of supervisors for up to two minutes on items within the subject matter jurisdiction on the board to include 37-43. public comment is not allowed when an item has been previously subject to public comment pursuant to the board's rules direct your remarks to the board as a whole, not to the individual members of the board and not to the audience. speakers using interpretation assistance will be allowed twice the amount of time to testify and if you would like
to display a document on the overhead projector please state such to sfgovtv and when you would like to remove it to return to the live meeting. >> president breed: first speaker, please. >> then he began to rebuke the cities which most of his mighty works had been done because they did not repent. woe to you, the mighty works which were done in you had been done in sydon they would have been done long ago in sack cloth. they never heard and saw what jesus said and did. and you capernaum.
we have a land filled with churches, there are still many churches that still preach the word of god so we have been exalted to heaven. think about that, mike pence came into our city. i thank god for mike pence and the n.r.a. and for guns and the constitution and shame on you folks. you need to get saved. i sometimes think about that, if even one of you got saved it would cause an earthquake in san francisco, it really would. it goes on a new capernaum would go to hell, if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in sodom it would have remained until this day but i say to you it shall be more tolerable for the land of sodom of the day of judgment than you, so christ will resurrect the people that were killed with fire and brimstone
and they didn't know much about god compared to those who heard christ. now we have churches filled with homosexuals. certainly, jesus is coming back. we kicked a guy out of our church for committing adultery, it wasn't that we hated him. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> i don't think jesus would approve of those comments, personally. my name is amy fairway. founder of -- there's been talk of had looming earthquake. what would we do if there was an earthquake and 3,000 were displaced. we could create 150 20-person transitional villages throughout the city on under utilize land with license
agreement, structure and on site support services. we could do that. how much did the city spend for d.p.w. and s.f.d. to shuffle homeless individuals from block to block. the answer $30 million. what if we invested $30 million into 150 20-person transitional villages with all those amenities. what if we had community integrated response? this could prepare us for what we would do in the event of an earthquake, i don't know if any of the supervisors know this, raise your hand if you do, there's a rockefeller foundation report, the resiliency cities. in it, we say we would create villages to respond to an earthquake with community integrated support and services. and so let's be forward-thinking. the people in this room, many
of you are responsible for making mark farrell our mayor. let's remember that mark farrell just moved people and took away their tents without having a place to go. everybody in this room is accountable. everybody in this city is accountable for what's happening on our streets. we can do better. we can say this is a crisis and we have one-to-one support for safe organized spaces for everyone on the street. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hi. good afternoon, supervisors, once again thank you for having me here in the building of the people at city hall. supervisors of san francisco, my name is thomas stollmar. too many people -- too many people on the earth. too few who hold the oak door
open and nod to the passing stranger as the passing god. look from the stars and you will see where to this hungry fungus man has spread his drab compactions, for his ease in grace is petrified as fruit is on a scab. famished, men will push and fight like beasts. no grandeur then, no high design epic dream. this is not fancy, this is death-bed true. those are the words of the poet max eastman and i remind you all of where you live and what
the purpose of this city is and i thank you for following through on that purpose. and i would like to offer and propose the creation of quality of living advisory board in this city because we know the quality of living has gone down the toilet for those who work for a living, not just rich people like ms. feinstein or someone who lives in the village. i'm a carpenter, thank you very much. >> president breed: -- >> clerk: thank you for your comment, sir. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, robert elliott lewis. happy mayday. this is the start of may, and may is among many things, mental health month, i wear lime green because it's sort of the color that our state mental health agencies have designated as our color the way yellow for the troops, red for aids and green for mental health and as
we proceed with mental health groups and as more discussions are had on our conservative bill sb 35 i hope you will have a public hearing dedicated to this. when you talk about taking away people's civil liberties it's a serious thing and i think the public should have a chance to weigh in, i will personally weigh in individually to the supervisors with ideas to approve this legislation, i think it's going to go forward and it looks like it might, i think it can be improved and made more humane, i hope you will listen, a delegation i will bring from the mental health community. it's a serious thing and yet there are heartbreaking cases on the street. people clearly gravely disabled and falling through the cracks who do need help and i understand the desire to help these people but i think there's a right way to do it and a better way to do it and
we aren't quite there yet with what's been proposed so i hope you consider this public hearing on sb 1045 and i hope you will be willing to meet with me and my delegation. thank you so much for your time, i'm finishing before my time is up. thanks, bye. >> clerk: thank you, kindly. next speaker, please? >> good afternoon, my name is anan [inaudible], i ask for support on 180 420 regarding the police m.o.u. i want to thank supervisors fewer and ronen for introducing and the full board for supporting it. we urged the city to take a bold negotiating stance with the p.o.a. city proposal number 22 is a bold but reasonable proposition. it is supported by chief scott. it is supported by the a.c.l.u.
it would help expedite the unanimously supported d.o.j. recommendations. if you pass this resolution today, let me be clear it has to be passed today to fit within the window of arbitration it would make clear to the arbitration board chair this contract isn't just about dollars and cents. it's about safety, it's improving and modernizing policing in the city. p.o.a. leadership is upset these negotiations haven't been business as usual in its may bulletin it engages in typical divisive rhetoric, cherry picking facts and arguments they haven't challenged the d.o.j. recommendations. this further divides police and community and another example of our concerns that in the absence of a contract term, like city proposal number 22, the p.o.a. would have free reign to block, delay or weaken the recommendations.
please pass this. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is julian gross, i'm a san francisco resident and attorney with policy link working with no justice, no deal coalition. i also want to urge you to support the resolution pertaining to the police contract negotiations. i wanted to speak briefly on a legal point that's come up in some of the public communications around this. this is a question whether proposal number 22 is any tension with state law or normal labor practices. the city recommendation 22, city's proposal coming from this administration with the support of the board, we hope is that simply the p.o.a. agree in the future to meet and confer over policy changes that come out of policy reform process to implement the d.o.j. mm