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very competitive. >> but everyone should be encouraged to apply. ing usyou again for host >> thank you for including us in "culturewire." ♪ >> this is the regular meeting of the small business commission monday, may 21,2018. the meeting is being called to order at 2:10 p.m. small business commission thanks media services and sfgov-tv for televising the meeting, which can be viewed on sfgov2, channel 8, or members of the public, please take this community to -- opportunity to silence your on public comment is limit to 3 minutes per speaker. speakers are requested but not required to state their names.
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completion of a speaker card, while optional, will help to ensure proper spelling of names in the written record. please place speaker cards in the basket to the right of the ill be called in the order in which they were placed in the basket. >> it is our custom to begin and end each meeting with a reminder hat the office of small business is the only place to start your new business in san francisco and it's the best place to get answers to your questions about doing business in san francisco. it should be your first stop when you have questions about what to do next. best of all, all of our services
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are free of charge. it's the official public forum to voice opinions and concerns about policies that affect the economic vitality of small businesses here in san francisco. if you need assistance, start here. [roll call] >> mr. president, you have a quorum. >> general public comment. allows comments on the standard jurisdiction but not on today's calend calendar. >> do we have any members of the public that would like to make comment on any items that are
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not on today's agenda? seeing none, public comment is closed. next item, please. >> item 3, recognition of todd rufo as director of office of economic and work force development. discussion item. >> the todd rufo roast. we didn't tell you that. this is the best part about this job. todd rufo was appointed director of economic and work force development august 9, 2012. of economic and work force depment budget for 2017/2018 was $60.7 million. and todd oversees a staff of 131 people. under todd's leadership, the
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office transformed to a leading agency of its kind in the united states that strengthens the onomec vitality of san francisco by strengthening the businesses and work force. todd brought impactnve leaderih multiple agencies, private and nonprofit sector partnerships. under todd's leadership, helped small businesses start, stay and grow in san francisco. and some of their accomplishments that happened under todd was the san francisco small business portal, which guides business owners through permitting and legal compliance, usinr lee and todd also creted s solutions teams. they launched sfbizonne and created san francisco's ft buy local campaign and shop and dine in the 49
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oewd oversaw there of 130,000 jobs in sanfrancisco. and when toe in, remember, we were in a recession, and look at what you've don and you've contributed to lowering san francisco's te fplom % to 2.1%, the lowest in the city's history. todd also won the 2016 james irvine foundation leadership award for reviving urban manufacturing to create middle class jobs. todd was a proponent of equality-driven work force programs bringing living wage careers for san francisco and low-income communities to initiatives like the mayor summer jobs program, youth jobs, tech sf, city build, and since 2012, the mayor'south jobs initiative h connected 41,000
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san francisco youth into internships and job opportunities. 81% of the youth everybody served are from low income neighborhoods. under todd's leadership, they oversaw major developments, including the transbay terminal, treasure landsfral hospital, mission rock, plumbers union, pier 70 and new chase center. investment in neighborhoods under oewd leadership, launched invest in neighborhoods initiative that strengthens commercial corridors and neighborhoods across the city and facilitates the community benefit districts. since its creation, over $85 million has been invested in san francisco corridors and small
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business. i would like to present a certificate of honor from the small business commission to todd rufo. places and bestf >>hank you. i appreciate it. [applause] >> commissioneradams, let me begin by saying, thank you so much for that and the entire commission for this opportunity and this honor. you know, i feel like i've had the opportunity and fortune and honor to work with each of you and this commission to do everything that we can for this city, which we care about and love so much. everything that as the commissioner was reading through, that long list, i was thinking about e of y and the conversations that i've had with you about your priorities here at the commission, but also the stake holders, whether small business, local manufacturer, neighboring commercial corridor,
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merchant association or group and then i was thinking about the team members, many of whom are sitting here today, who are really the reason that we were able to do so much. it's to them that we should -- that i really see this honor and this recognition. jon torres, regina, what user done on the business portal. and the work creating open nsf to help to facilitate business permit rick, the work you are doing, on the legacy business program. the list goes on and on. i think my main message it all of you is that the important work of the department of oewd will continue. it will continue because of your guidance and your advice and your policy ,de but it will also continue because of the amazing talent and team at oewd. with that, i want to say thank you for the recognition and
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opportunity to be here today. [applause] i'm used to being up here for tough questions, so looking forward to sitting down. w deserved. with that, do we have public >>enry kanell. todd has been a really great lead leader. commissioner adams, you spoke of what he did with his leadership to make it what it is or the small business to be successful. as we all know, small business is the backbone of t community. and because it's people like todd that make us what we are.
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secondly, also, i would like to really appreciate the collaboration that's come between shop and dine 49 and district merchants. it has put small business on the map as well as the nc , tha you very much. also, all the best to you. congratulations. loe a great time in new ty. d it was there. enjoy your stay over there. and i hope to visit you one of these days and we'll have a drink together. thank you. >> good afternoon. steven cornell. i want to add everything that henry said and what the president -- commissioner adams said. i've been doing this for a long time and it's always a pleasure have somebody in government that i feel helps us out.
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and i thank todd and his team that has helped us do that. it's really great and i'm sorry he's going to leave. thank you. >> thank you. >> scott halgary. i would like to echo the thoughts about todd. he's been terrific to work with and as steven said one of our major efforts is to bring small business to the table and he's done a great job reaching out and bringing discussions. so thank you very much, todd, and all the best to youn the future. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, commissioners. joaquin torres, duty director of economic work force
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development. with the limited time i have, i want to echo from a staff perspective how extraordinary it's been to have such an incrle andlso someone who cared deeply. i think maybe more than any other director at the ecomic and work force development office about both community and neighborhoods in a very significant way that was felt not only by the people that he was directing, myself included, but community memberscro the city. it's rare when you get someone who is such a believer in professional development, who helps you build your team. i want to and the representatives behind me that recognize such a great leader for our city and county of san francisco. thank you for making this happen and making this space. >> thank you.
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any othe seein none, public comment is closed. again, thank you, todd, for everything. san francisco's loss is new york's gain, but we'll see you still. don't y. okay. next item, please. >> todd, i also wanted to thank you for your contributions to the city and to help us. i know that every comme to you for help, you come through very nicely. good luck with your new endeavor. we'll miss you. >> director. >> thank you. i wanted to extend my preciation. it's been a great pleasure to work for you and withound leave. you've been a great mentor and i think, you know, commissioner
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adams just really spoketo the bredth of what you've been able tocompli your passionate, development and economic development at all leve of business and employment and while i think the city, it's a loss for ,ut i'm alsoery excited that if you're able to accomplish 1/4 of what you have been able to accomplish here in san francisco in sort of the rural parts of the u.s., it's to the inu. and to the rld's gain o offer. so looking forward to that. .> commissioner zouzou >> thank you. i wanted to say, ever since i started on the commission, you were open to who i was trying to
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reach, and you kept that in thro your- the last couple oseyears and really broug perspectives whether it was in the immigration roundtable with the mayor orat e pe they needed at. beheard, so i appreciated thank yo>> ha one more request. would todd come up here and take a picture with all of us? >> yes. >> marianne, will you do the honors?
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>> do you want to go up there? >> okay. next item, please. item 4, approval of legacy business registry applitid reso. knights' catering.
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richarkurylo, presenter, legacy business program er. >> good afternoon, commissioners, small business staff, richard kurylo, legacy burogram manager. sfgov tv, i have arwe point presentation. before you today is one application for your consideration for a business to be include on the legacy business . e alicati reviewed by me for completion and then submitted to planning department staff on april 4. the historic preservation commission heard the presentation may 2 and mad a siremmendation. for the applicant, the commission has beenro staff report, d resolution, application, case report from planning department staff, and a resolution from the historic planning commission. there are copies on the table
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for the public. the applicant is knights' catering. the business began as knights' restaurant in october, 1963, at 4 mccallister street and quickly became a popular eatery in the civic center neighborhood. they became to be relied on for business needs, which prompted the expansion of citywide catering. they m ioved 1978 and 1989, at which time, the business focused ly catering. a rent increase forced them to move to south san francisco. despite being laed jus city limits, knights' sie mh in san francisco, catering to san franciscan s. they continued to secure and pay for city regulation
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certificates. by 2004, business was able to return to its founding city and establish headquarters in its current location at 2255 mendle street. the mcgoverns son and daughter bought the business in 1996. in 2004, maureen and her husband, bought the business outright and are the sole owners. knights has helped many again raugss celebrate births -- generations celebrate births and inasteis relief in 1989 earthquake and catering for pope john paul ii's visit in 1987. knights' catering received a
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positive recommendation from h.p.c. staff finds that the busines has met the three criteria for listing on theegac l registry. a motion in support of the business should be a motion in favor of the reso in the resolution, pay close attention to the physical featurha the business. the business must maintain these to remain on the legacy registry. for knights' catering, it's catering. this concludes my presentation. i'm happy to answer any questions. and there are representatives that are in attendance that would like to speak on the application's behalf. >> great. let's open it up. public comment. do we have anybody from knights' catering? come on up.
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>> good afternoon, commissioners. thank you for taking the time to see us. >> my name's molly. >> my name's grace. >> daniel. >> i need to have you speak into the mike. >> my name's molly. >> my name's grace. >> daniel. >> and i think my husband, adrian is lost somewhere. these are the continued legacy of knights' catering that are working with us part time and some full time in the business as well. and we -- my parents wor very hard take knights catering to a level where we're known and recognized throughout san francisco and i'm excited at the
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prospect of being able to continue that legacy through san francisco. for the past 5arvee' be weled i san francisco homes and businesses to cater many special occasions. as a result, we've had pleasure of developing longstang relationships, some have spanned many generations. we've been honored to change the san francisco communities and proud to have knights'g it allows us the opportunity to maintain a permanent place in the hearts and fabric of the people we serve and this glorious city we call our home. thank you for taking the time. >> thank you. any other members of the public who would like to say anything? go ahead. come up here.
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>> they don't know me, but i know them. they're one of the finest traditions in san francisco. they're the go-to ca anything and everythi would ever want in san francisco. they've evo wdhtime. i'm the communications person for economic and work force development. when i saw your name on t list, i was really touched because they catered my father's funeral and my father was a san francisco police officer who died in the line of duty. so when i saw it, i was tod, because in the hardest time of our life, we reached out to them and with very few support from our house, they actually catered the most unbelievable funeral for my father. and when i think about themnd i think about them and all the work that they do here in the schools, i think about how easy and wonderful they are to work with, but really how they've consistently produced qualy,
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ality, quality catering at a very rinna san francisco, whic is no something that's always easy to do. for this quick minute, i'm ma e marian thompson. i want to thank them forking the go-to for everything. thank you. >> thank you. any other membersf the public? seeing none, public comment is commissioners? commission commissioner. >> we dabble in catering once i. it'o easy. the personal relationship is probably what makes it the most successful. i commend you on that and ttcy. >> commissioner riley? >> i love reading the history and looking at the beautiful pictures that you provided.
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thank you. >> commissioner dooley? >> i want to say it's a pleasure to add such an obviously deserving group of people to the legasiness this is what it was designed to honor and support, so we >> do we have a motion? >> i move to approve. >> second. >> there's a motion by commissioner riley, seconded by commissioner dooley. roll call. [roll call] motion passes 4-0 with two absent. >> congratulations. [applause] next item, please. >> item 5, presentation and possible action to support pelaegarding efsainta their businesses. ush castro and noe
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valley, small businesses, smaller, locally owned independent pet stores and groomers are working to prevent possiblere. >> good afternoon. i'm rick french. >> who is presenting? > okay. somat public comm i'm rick french. daniel burgerak -- >> thank you. >> i'm just going to -- since sage put this power point thing, i'm not sure if it's going to work. it's not going -- she assured me itas wasn't going to be her owner of the n on the slides. company, alo with my wife, ellen. and we're -- as far as we know, oldest independent small business pet shop in san francisco.
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it's been there for 43 years. and there is a threat for all of us with a cin store, 13-store chain coming up from l.a., to really infringe on the neighborhood, not only just th they run, but in noe iness valley, it's what makes noe valley unique. it's small, little stores, people love to walk up and down the street. when you get an organization like this with rapid growth, a lot of money behind them, it's like opening up, you know, a home depot, but on a smaller scale. the's an ordinance for not having chains in certain areas of the city and so we're looking for your support your help to -- next month, in 30 days, we go up in front of the planning
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commission, hg deny them cti p is what they are going to need. i'm sure some of you know the o. maybe i should -- so we do need your support. the idea is for them to get a conditional use permit, they have to show a need and a desire and we'veeen in the neighborhood, there is no desire. we have a lot of support. we have a lot of petitions. a couple hundr y justush the buttons. we have an on-line petition of at least 1,300, almost 1,400 petitions. and we have on-line petitis. it's that the community is behind us. we have tremendous support, good
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customers, and the threat to all of our busines that we've establishe established, it's a bigncll chag what you see er the map right now is noe valley and the blue outline. the red circle is basically a half mile. and all those edle squares are residents that have signed a petition and that represents not any of the on-line petitioned, but just the written signatures, which is upward of 400 blue sta. it's kind of a ground zero. and if you look to the right, all the red supporting our stand and then t little, blank and.hat'srehey w put their business, in the old radioshack. and based on the growth they've
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had,heoing to -- they've opened nine stores in the last two years. >> so their gh is tremendous. they have a lot of money behind them. we're just a bunch of little, small businesses trying to anthat,ill -e- n's there a dere. ge will talk to the -- daniel will talk. >> yes. >> a's betterpeak than i. i would like to leave these wit. >> yes. i think we already -- >> there you go. >> those are some of the letters. >> okay. great. we'll put them in for the record, too. >> will you work the computer for me? good afternoon, president adams and commission. i'm the co-owner of mud puppies scrub. my business partner is here with us this afternoon. in addition to being a small business owner in san francisco,
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merchant association representing over 300 merchant members in the upper market-castro neighborhood. i will speak about the necessity of adding a formula retailer to 24th street. within 1 1/4 miles of the potential location there are 22 small pet stores or grooming stores and half arelgbt-owned. they provide merchandise and services for the community. this community trusts us to take care of their furry children and it's a responsibility we don't take lightly. a r of healthy spots website shows no products that we don't provide.
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we pride ourselves on using locally made products, this includes our shampoo, which is a safrancisco-based many of our treats are made in the san francisco bay area and are small business entises. healthy spots likes to say they have unique grooming services and they specialize in grooming services. however, they've been unable or unwilling to explain what that is. correctively the groomers in the area of 300 years of experience. most of our customers are able to get same-day appointments. the days we're at capacity, support days we're not. another grooming destination is simply not necessary. it will dilute the existing
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shops struggling to stay in business in this very expensive city to do business in. in addition to the formula retailer n bei cessary, to ommi ow,kn the bo castro merchants has heted inionf t conditional use permit and i urge to you vote against it as well. thank you so much. >> hi. i'm sage cotton, co-owner v.i.p. grooming and v.i.p. scrub club. partner is here today as well with me. and i will speak to -- we've heard there's no desire and no need. and i will speak to how this company will harm our neighborhood and, we believe, the entire city. i will try to do both at the same time. first of all, most of us know the arguments for why traditalnsre not desired and will hurt sm
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businesses. they proliferate andrommuny cha. they don'ttok e et wite loc businesses. they look to take over andke over the neighborhood and be the only game in town. typically, they wil enter a market sporting deep ounts. you have to remember that chains can have a loss indefinitely or as long as they need to take that loss in order to put smaller businesses out of business because they cannot take thelosses. also, new chain stores can only be essfccl at the expense of existing businesses. theyon't bring in new customers. they only shift customers from one place to another in asml,
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confined neighborhood where there is no harm, no desire, like there is here. but one point tt often gets overlooked that i wt to point out specifically here in san francisco, and this is a quote from a speech by stacy miell, institution of local self-reliance, "a community that loses its local businesses toha h devopment opportunities. new technologies have enabled many companies to operate rtually anywhere in the world. google, linked in, yelp, twitter, i could go on, they didn't come san francisco for ourmy wther and beautiful beaches. they came hereseaue're unique, diverse, we're out-of-the-box thinkers. theyoseer the gravitate tiquerd ex s isra niqu experience and that's because of the small business that are here and made it that
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way. we want to keep san francisco unique so we can keep those businses wanting to come here and set up shop. let's talk about healthy spots and why they're so harmful. healthy spots has a lot of advantages. they get discounts on the products that theyyrom their wholesalers. they have the exact same wholesalers as the animal company and noe valley pet, but they get it at a discount because of their buying power. they have the property of 13 other stores and deep-pocket invest to ln on to support them. they don't live here. they will not cculate in the local economy. they will not be making decisions based on local values, bute s, and don't ay cost of living or contribute to the local economy. as a chain store, they don't ning next to tmbout a localsine
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because they have the advantages and deep pocket no local pet business will take the chance to open up near them er again, becausey beo make and profit and survive next to aai li one. he unfair advantages, they can do a couple of things. ey can undercut the competition, sell less and make more money, they can engage in a practice called dumping. dumping is when you flood the market with free or reduced services so oths cannot maintain their business. the chain store can then dictate ty oe services. this is what healthy spot has an here's a quote from michelle. rivera, who owns ausine do in
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"rather thanld the own clientele, healthy spot has used predatory practices to ste clnts away from us and other tpe businesses the first six months, they offered multiple coupons, maj discounts for food g an day serves. this is deliberate techniques to steal your customers. this type of practice, which is le, is disturbing and unethical." theyow the in le withe san francisco general plan. number one on thealer plan says tha existing neighborhoods serving retail uses be observed and enhances and future opportunities also be ed. since of our local stores carry the same products and none of the stores are at capacity, there is no market demand for this store in noe valley.
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this healthy spot will not create a new customer base. they must take from the customer base that's already here, which stes, warilwill take it from exng sereing retail uses. as a chain, healthy spot has advantages over ll,a local businesses and will use those advantages to harm the local businesses. furthermore, not only will they harm existing businesses, but they will harm future businesses from coming in. oncehey ce into our city, to noe valley, we'll never see another local pet store or grooming shop open up here again. and that's really bad to think of. matter of fact, we believe they'vense the spot they've chosen exactly for this specific reason. they're right in between the animal company and v.i.p. grooming, two of theonge running pe businesses here in
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the city. again, from michelle rivera, "they have invest wi pockets. they plant themselves next to long-established busins under cut them and d this while insisting their nice ys. in my opinn,eep san ci neiborhoods healthy and keep healthy spot out." dole parkingive up rents. they're right on 24th street. double parking is already a huge problem on 24th street. people will be picking up and dropng off their dogs all day and picking up 40-pound bags of dog food. they will have insta-cart picking up for delivers. our local stores have thought about this. they're right off the main drag, so they will not i traffic in theighborhood. they've thought this through. healthy spot is right on that main drag and will cause more problems there. they don't fit in with noe neighborhood charm. they have bright lights, big
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signs, big colors. they're not charming like our neighborhood is. they're not part of the local pet community. they have deceptive practices as a corporation. for one example, we feel they came in henstead of g at, youkn they needed in the city, they said, where are the most successful businesses? who do we have to po get into that neighborhood? they subscribe to the pay-to-play thinking. we see here with sfcdma on their respone shi hey spo as one of their sponsors. they're not a merchantn san francisco yet. i don't feel it's appropriate for them to be sponsoring merchant organizations. talkingm, sure, but sponsoring them, i don't think that's a fairway of trying to get into our city. they also had a petition. they started their own.
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so you can s their on-l petitin that said, "as a token of our appreciation, wll email an oer for a free bag of treats." they went to delores park and petion and w heard this from a some of our customers and you can see the conversation on the other sidef the screen. "he claimed that theignate has to do with helping pets in the city." it was collecting names to support a southern california pet perhaps most importantly what rick said earlier, they've opened nine of their 13 stores in the last two years. that's one store every three months. this is an extremely aggressive growth pattern. do the same thing here
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in san francisco, mean, if they get in here in noe valley, we'll see them opening a new store every few months in a knew neighborhood. so in two yearou will see n every oalle healthy spotres neighborhoods and start to see massive closures of our small pet businesses. so we've come here today to ask for your support in helpingus heve the pniomon tional use healthy spot. new industry seeks out one-of-a-kind businesses, animal company, noe valley pet company, businesses that will be threated and most likely forced tolose if healthy spot is allowed to open. businesses, the likes of which iforcedo close, no one will ever see again in noe valley or perhaps the rest of the city. please help us to keep noe
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valley healthy and healthy spot out. >> thank you vy much for your presentation. and thank you very much for contting this office and coming and voicing your concerns because this is what this ss a about. this is a - we're under attack. commissioners, do we have any questions for the tuo begin with? or do you want to hear public comment first? okay. we'll open it up for public comment first. do we have members of the public that would like toak on this oodafternoon. i'm steven rnelco. i'm the legislative epresentative of council wee not voted on this particular matter, b in the
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past we've voted twice natnal reg businesses wanted to come toan francisco and we have consistently said, we don't want them. it will not work in our city. san francisco has put in various laws and restrictions, either h tht processr through the formula youth process. and this is a perfectlef whyhose laws are there. large ns, as we heard a few minutes ago, are not interesd in making money in the individual places. the pie.looking for a piece of they want to increase their share of the pie and they will do anything they can. having a new pet supply coming inheto city will not mean more people will get a dog or a cat. it's going to take their existing pets and spread it out thinner. somebody willakehe business.
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so we urge you not to have the businesses come in. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> scott hawkey. i would like to echo wt commissir when this commis w founded, i was very involved in creating this commission. took 14, 15rs to gt passed on the ballot. this is the type of issue that this commission was created to address. there doesn't seem to bea n for is there seems to be neighborhood servicing that are fulfilling the need to the community.
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and thahe w commission is tryin say. come in and disrupt or put out of business the businesses. so i ask you to oppose this conditional use. >> great. thank you. >> i'm the owner of cotton basics in noe valley and i'm very much opposed to chains coming into our neighborhood. i think they totally take away the unique character that we have and the neighborhood that even customers tell me that they really enjoy coming to an area where they can deal with a shop in a unique business and interact with owners and i think it's very impant to keep chains out of our area and san francisco neighborhoods. thank you. >> great. thank you.
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>> hi. i'm mitchell mall businessner sancisco. i'e to support other small business owners. we are under assault from e-commerce. one of the things that we manage to continue to provide is services like grooming, not offered by amazon. so to have external shops coming in and taking from a shrinking pie and take services away from small, locally owned businesses is not something that would be a good service to the city or to the existing businesses. so hopefully you guys will support small business and help us to turn away the conditional use permit.
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thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, commissioners. christopher faust. i have prepared a statement because i get flustered and it's just better. >> that's okay. >> dear fellow san franciscans, i oppose approval of healthy spot pet store proposed location on 24th. it enjoys an ecomic er one-of-a-kind pet stores. they wouldlace businesses by r no ing bter quality or selection of products or services. our small brick-and-mortar businesses are under pressure from on-line retailers already. we need to do more to help them survive. let us not approve healthy spot's plan to drive them un
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as a neighbor, i like that our local shop owners are responsive to the neighborhood conditions, goals, and sensibilities. it goes beyond the selling of goods and services and extends to shared community and family experiences. they're a social destination unto themselves. they're what helps to make our area a walkable neighborhood. our shops continue to survive because of a customer base that enjoys the personal experience to or tg with their neighborse base for sale to the highest bidder like some commodity? that's exactly what we would be doing by approving healthy spot. le ustand up for our neighborhoods and opportunity. san francisco's independent merchants deserve support, not simply because our neighborhoods need character, but because our community need cheese characters
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as familiar neighborhoods. we need theernality and friendliness that says, this is omenot just a collection of houses and stores that can be anywhere in america. and, finally, we need young adults to know that san francisco will continue to have opportunities for them a merchants. likeoeav lis with you? >> thank you. we'll be glad to add it into the record. thank you very much. any other members of the public? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissionerdooley. >> thank you fo yr prt wtis rea that others in the future -- because there will be others -- will take a page for your book and come to us with the same clear eds. obviously w've seen this whole story before. we know what happens.
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give one person a c.u., they knock maybe six, seven, eight storefronts out. so what kind of bargain is that re one new store friend versus knocking out and leaving vacant other ts. siportour work in this. it reallyha makes san francisco unique. we don't need to have the same thing onve corner, even though that pleasure is extremely high. i applaud all of you here for standing up and saying, no, in your own neighborhood. because that's what's counts, is the neighbor and no outside force should be coming in thatdestructive. >> commissioner zouzounis.
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>> thank you for the presentation. it makes me feel proud to be part of the small busin community. i think we can continue to be that advocate. let the supervisors know that they cannot keep passing anti-retail legislation without applying the same regulatory logic to e-commerce or big box retailers and notg our context. the most important piece of this is the yare, be the different forces at play. we need to keep providing that. sionwe need to echo our fellow s. we to need be that vehicle. let's continue to work together and i support the issues you brought to us >> commissioner riley. >> thank you for the presentation. it looks like you did your home work and your psenteion is soil
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i assume you will present the same information to the planning department. thank you. >> i would like to echo what my fellow commissioners have said. this commission was established for small businesses in san francisco. sometimes we forget about that, and i will admit that. we have to preserve these small, independent businesses. i would like to make a motion at this time to speak to the importance of preserving esis sm independent businesses like the pet servicee
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formula retailer to go open up in other parts of california, where there are not a lot of small businesses or neighborhoods where there are no groingices i would like to make a motion that we support the small pet community in ois pposin c.u. i noe valley. >> second. >> motion b sion adams. seconded by commissioner dooley. >> may i just -- sorry, president adams. so we're making a motion to support the pet businesses in noe valley or pet businesses -- >> citywide? i would say citywide. listen, if they will not be in
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noe, theilcastro. if it's not the castro, they will good to the marina. and then not the marina, to richmond. i want to give a loud voice to this company that the san francisco small business commission supports its small businesses and our small pet food and grooming businesses in this town. >> i think we should specifically add something to the motion because the folks are going up in front of the planning commission that is saying that in particular -- >> in particular the 24th street. >> and using the criteria for -- >> citywide. >> and under the conditional use criteria that availability of other similar retailers close by, essentially the neighborhood. >> can you read that back? >> no. [laughter]
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>> can you read that back >> well, i didn't specifically write it down, but commissioner adams made the motn t -- >> to speak to the importance of presidenter advantage sinesses in this particular nt industry, pet and food service industry, and to encourage opposing the c.u. specifically for the 24th street, but i want to get the messagehat we're supporting the small businesses citywide. if they fail here -- this is the type of business that they will start to go int other neighborhoods and we'll find ourselves here back again. >> per the m recommendation -- if the commission is interested in specifically stating to the planning commission that maybe the recommendation starts out with not granting the
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conditional use for this paul lti and then add the consideration for citywide impact and implications. >> yeah. >> for formula retail and our also well served by existing local businesses. >> okay. >> thank you. so have a motion by commissioner adams, seconded by commissionerdooley. roll call. [roll call] motion passes 4-0 with two absent. >> and we'll get a letter to the planninmissomn on your behalf here. thank you. [applause] and, again, thank you for contacting us. because this is what this commission is about. we're here to service you, we
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are your customers, and it's all about small businesses in san trt you know -- you said it the best, i wish the board of supervisors would hear this sometimes. with e-commerce and everything out there, it's vital that stuff like this, you contact our . thyou, daniel, and rick and ellen, sage and lindsay, thankor coming. thank you for doing this. i can't appreciate this enough. so thank you. okay. next item, please. >> item 6, directors report. update and report on the office of small business and small business assistance center. department programs, policy and legislative matters, announcements from the mayor and announcements regarding small business activities. discussion item. >> commissioners, i'm -- i want
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to acknowledge that we had a really terrific small business week have the week. thank you for your participation and support and to, president adams, your leaders as one of our co-hosts, alongh joey blazic, san francisco chamber of comm .so thank yorthat. we started out the week with inspire thre businesses, matt cohen, with off the grid, who is the s.b.a. small business person of the year for 2018. sam mcgonahan with buy right. and lisa federman with a -- she creates the product -- >> it's