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tasking demolition controls. we also did invite the fire marshal to the land use hearing and i think from talking to the building, planning, and fire department there are serious impediments to adus in general. for adding additional unit do you have to have two forms of egress, do you have to have sprinklers through the whole building? these are more impediments than asking for a street tree to be planted, so although i would like to see it be required still first that you plant a tree, i am okay with this ultimate compromise because i think in the end even if folks dosym do supervisor fewer, pay the fee, the city will come back and have the money to plant that tree in the same spot. in the end i think we will get
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street trees out of this which i think is important. >> thank you. supervisor fewer, you wanted to sever item 66? you want a role call vote? okay, for item 66 let's do a role call vote. [roll call]
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eight ayes and three noes. >> can we resend the vote. >> motion made by supervisor norman yee. could you call the role for item 66. is there anything supervisor yee that you want to discuss? >> no. i was in the wrong thing. [roll call]
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there are 7ayes an and two noes. >> passes on the first reading. what is the next item. >> new business. >> submit. >> supervisor peskin: i will submit but i was remiss in item number 37 where i neglected to thank and acknowledge the city attorney's office for all of the work they did on something that we ultimately tabled. [laughter] so i want to thank scott riber and the tax department and kern and deputy city attorney jo john. >> given that it was tabled we
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won't have you rescind the vote and retable all of that. >> today i am introducing several planning code amendments along mission street. we are promoting small commercial places in new develops and adding a cu requirement for new businesses after a displacement of a legacy business and social service and nonprofit uses on the third floor and above and ensuring a commercial mix by limiting future growth of restaurants and bars. full service restaurants will be vetted through a conditional use process and we are disallowed new type 75 liquor license establishments to expand a brew pub into a full bar.
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we have included lookbacks at two and five years, so that we can make adjustments if needed to market focus and focus on the goals. thank you you to the many community leaders who have been participating in map 2020 and a special things to amy bynart. >> supervisor safai. : i have a few things. marie holland was a member of the neighbors in action and she was 95 and passed away last week. she started her life in magnolia
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mississippi and moved to san francisco. in 1995 she joins the missionary baptist church where she worshiped for 73 years, literally up until where she most recently passed. she volunteered for the community and worked with her grandson as her primary focus. she volunteered at the va hospital. she comforted the sick and visited laguna hospital. she was the founding member of the oh my neighbors in accessory dwelling. in '95 she was recognized by senator milton marks for seniors in action for the work that she did. in 2003, supervisor sandra value presented her with a certificate of honor, she was known and
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everyone knew her as someone that greeted with a smile and was constantly present and just a happy force, so if you saw her, you would not have believed she was 95 years old. she didn't look a day over 70 and carried that happiness with her her whole life. i hope that we can end the meeting in her honor today. i am happy to introduce two ordinances, one of them is surplus medication distribution program. i want to thank janet ril rileley founding member, and my -- essentially this legislation impacts people's lives in a couple different ways. we look for pre screened recycled medication, nonopioid, but medications that would end up in the trash and ultimately
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into the bay in our waste stream. in this way we can work with the local ba bay area company that they can work with and transfer for free and off reduced price medication to thousands and thousands of patients. they removed in the past year over 200,000 pounds of pharmaceutical waste by eliminating the need t. they take the medications from patients who have passed away and distribute them to free clinics. it reduce it is purchase amount and all the medical expenses it impacts. we are calling it the san francisco surplus medication distribution program, and it will also impact our free health program in the city of sa san
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francisco. we are proud today. [please stand by]
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-- whatever aspects of this industry, it contemplates the ability for us to have preapprenticeship tied to state apprenticeship programs and 35% of the work force in those respectful categories would have to come from state-certified apprenticeship programs, if they're available. otherwise, they can work with a local hire. over the last few months, we've added labor piece agreements into our cannabis. we have, as i said, the ability for permitees to advance a local
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hire and 50% of all hires would be performed by local residents. what this does, it expands the opportunity for apprenticeship opportunities. we work with office of work force development, city build, and those with the labor industry and those in the cultivation as well as the overall industry of cannabis. so i would like to name this particular legislation city grow. and like we have city build, we're going to call this city grow. and we're hoping to work more extensively with president cohen's office. we've been in conversations with her. we're hoping she will be the lead on this we've introduced this as a way to advance the overall conversation about the pipeline of the work force as it relates to apprenticeship and
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pre-apprenticeship. so i'm proud to in rope to deuce city grow as well as our surplus medication and ending this meeting in honor of marie hollins the rest i submit. >> supervisor stefani: co colleagu colleagues, i've asked the city attorney to write some legislation to trace 3d-printed guns and a possible ban. for the past five years, the state department has successfully fought a crypto-anarchist to make blueprints for 3d guns available on-line. in a shocking and terrifying move, the trump administration reversed those attempts and will allow the blueprints to be made available on-line despite the threat this poses to all of us. thises with supposed to start
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tomorrow. i just learned that a federal judge of seattle blocked release of the blueprint entering a temporary restraining order. this issue is not over. 3d-printed weapons are dangerous for the following reasons. anyone, anywhere can build a gun on demand with no background checks or without going through a licensed dealer. 3d-printed guns are untraceable, making law enforcement's job more difficult. it's plastic, meaning that metal detectors will be uneffective. the potential export of untraceable weapons is a threat to international defense and security. felons, domestic abusers, terrorists, those too mentally ill to own guns can now print one at home. people will be able to make anything from novelty guns to assault rifles and we'll never know until it's too late and i
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want to thank my gun violence prevention advocates out on the steps of city hall with me today, the brady campaign, moms demanding action for gun sense in america, and the students who are leading their fight from march for our lives. i aim to introduce legislation in early fall and hope to have your support. i want to comment on supervisor safai surplus meditation repository. i'm happy to co-sponsor that and upset that he beat me to it. i toured one of our community health clinics and learned that the counties could develop a surplus medication program after a law passed at the state. and just knowing the healthcare industry, my mom's a nurse, my sister's a nurse, and i hear horror stories all the time. preserving unused medications
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helps those uninsured and cannot afford the high cost of medication. people should not have to choose between buying food or groceries and getting their medication. level of income or lack of insurance should not determine whether or not you get the medicine you need to get well. i'm very happy to co-sponsor this legislation with supervisor safai . the rest i submit. >> supervisor tang: thank you. i will introduce legislation for and it's the last that monica mohan in my office has worked on. it's her last day. this is flexible retail use in ward 4. we've heard a lot from retailers that they would like to come up with some creative experiences to attract more customers to their stores.
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some of them who might sell gift ware or gift items might want an event at night where they serve wine or beer or serving coffee, along with t-shirts they're selling. all of that to help with generating more customers to come to their shops or to also diversify the revenue source. as you all know, our planning code can be very complicated and that particular use that's associated with a storefront, that's what they have to be doing. and they must strictly adhere to that. so what we're trying to do now is to allow for the more flexible use of retail spaces. i think it's especially important because the board has actually talked about the problem with storefront vacancies and what it does to our commercial districts and our neighborhoods. in fact, there were several hearings about this. in february of this year, oewd reports on the retail sector,
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showing there was a nationwide trend of slowing retail. it's not a secret, especially with competition, with on-line retailers. and consumers also want more attractive experiences, so they might want to experience classes, workshops, readings, again, more food, beer, wine. and so, i think -- our goal of reducing storefront vacancies, it's coupled with an effort to support a diverse mix of businesses. and just have our neighborhood thrive. what we're doing here is that we are in our legislation creating a new definition called flexible retail. what it will do is it will allow for limited restaurants, retail sales and services, personal services, retail, professional services, and trade shops to all use and be permitted with goals of uses in our neighborhoods.
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so this particular legislation only applies to district 4. however, if any of you are interested in expanding this to your districts, this contains the tables for all the corridors throughout the city. it would be easy for me to change the tables for you. so just let me know if you are interested in this and creating more flexible uses for your commercial corridor. thank you. with that, i submit an in memoriam for the family of mercedes ruiz, as i adjourn our meeting in memory of those that have donated an organ or tissue for those in need. with that, i submit. >> supervisor yee: thank you, madam clerk. today i'm going to be introducing an ordinance amending the administrative code to establish early care
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initiative to be funded by babies and families first fund, including a spending plan and reporting requirements. as we all heard in the last several months, yes, in november -- not november, in june, the voters passed initiative that was prop c and prop c, early education for all initiative. this is, as i mentioned, and supervisor kim has mentioned, that this is a huge initiative that is unprecedented in the united states. one of the things that we're careful about is that we want to make sure that we will have a very well thought-out, vetted
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spending plan. so both supervisor kim and myself have introduced several pieces of legislation around the implementation of the early education for all initiative. and i think it was last week or two weeks ago, supervisor kim led the way to start collecting and now that we'll -- we're anticipating collecting funds at the beginning of next year. we need to figure out what -- how we will be spending it. the -- there's two parts to this ordinance that we're asking the office of a.c.e. to come back and submit a report on. the initial piece of this, first part of this, is to ask them to come back in 30 days from the
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time that this is law to basically let us know what are the procedures and who are the people that will be engaged in creating this spending plan and why are we doing this? we're doing this because from my experience when we implemented the preschool for all program, i think about two decades ago, the -- one of the things that we had many, many, many discussions about is, who should be at the table? how should we have a discussion? how should we decide to make the final recommendations? and people then, as they are now, want things to be as transparent as possible. this is why we're having this, oh, this part of coming back in 30 days, passing to say who will be at the table and how are we going to proceed. and once we do that, from the day that we pass, within six
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months, we're asking the office to come back to us and for them to basically give us what our five-year spending plan is, including how we're going to ramp up with the funding that we'll be receiving. and then -- so we're talking about not only clearing the waitlist. how will we clear the waitlist for low-income families, a way for early education in care. we're talking about the early educators' wages, so we could retain those that are serving our children. and in addition, we want to be sure that we address and help the moderate to middle income families with their childcare
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needs. so i -- we understand that the funding for this will fluctuate from year to year. at that time, it will go down somewhat. we want to make sure there's a plan to accommodate that, by having a reserve for bad years. so this is all about trying to get as many people engaged in this process. not only the office of e.c.e. citizens advisory committee, but early educators, parents, early childcare providers, academics, and we're going to -- we're asking for people to be creep eightive in as many ways as they can, to reach out to the community and it could be
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on-line surveys or town halls and so forth. so that's what we're asking them to do. and i want to thank supervisor kim, who has been my partner -- partners in this effort from the beginning. for this, we're joined by supervisors ronen and cohen. the second item i would like to request is that i'm calling for a hearing on a report that was requested in resolution 1700095, which the board unanimously approved last november. this is the hearing on a 6-month report on an implementation of the police department's comprehensive plan and citywide strategy on neighborhood automobile break-ins, bicycle theft and property crimes. this resolution, which was
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co-sponsored by supervisors ronen, fewer, sheehy, kim, safai and supervisor cohen, we worked closely with the chief to draft this legislation that we passed. many members of the public, know people that are victims of property crimes. my car has been broken into several times. tourists have been victimized. it should not be the reality that our residents or visitors face when they visit our world-class city in san francisco. this is why i reached out to work with my colleagues and the police chiefs, in the recent years to find collaborative, proactive ways to prevent these crimes, so everyone can be safe to live, work and play in san
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francisco. the -- last november, supervisor ronen and i worked closely with chief scott to craft this resolution 1700095. in january, chief scott, supervisor ronen and i piloted the program in the mission. in this resolution, we request that the chief -- at the time, we asked the chief to submit a six-month report and 12-month report, and annual report thereafter of the plan's execution. since january, i've met with the three captains that cover my district. and i have been quite pleased with the significant progress that each captain has made in reducing property crimes in my district. of particular note, twin peaks
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was the site of a tragic murder last summer and captain bailey has made reducing car break-ins to zero or as close to that as possible, and this is a lot in part to the twin peaks task force that i and supervisor sheehy and mayor lee, m.t.a., rec and park and so forth, put together and really worked on how to deal with the situation up there, by installing not only cameras, surveillance, and also putting up crime prevention signage. and more importantly, having police officers up there and present, reducing car break-ins in the month of april, for instance, from the year before,
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200 to virtually zero. so i wanted to thank my co-sponsors for this hearing coming up. supervisors ronen, fewer, kim and stefani. and i look forward to working with chair mandelman in scheduling the hearing. >> supervisor brown: thank you, madam president, wherever she is, and the chair, and madam clerk. i'm calling for a hearing today involving the san francisco municipal transportation agency to review training procedures, policy, and retention of current operators, which may be contributing to a shortage of operators and increased delays. i speak with people that are
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frustrated over the m.t.a. delays. families are distressed because they do not feel like they can depend on sfmta getting their kids to school on time. workers that have to decide between taking a chance that their bus will be on time or jumping into a ride-share and tourists that are perplexed that a transit system in a world-class city is unreliable. there may be extensive citywide delays that might have been avoided. muni riders have reportedly seen wait times increase by up to 40 minutes on lines, scheduled to have buses or trains arriving every 10 to 15 minutes. we've read that sfmta is suffering a deficit of 100 trained operators and 20 transit lines are out of operation. an october, 2017, sfmta memo
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reveals that officials at the agency predicted a shortage of trained operators and increased delayed transit riders are experiencing this summer. it warned about a shortage of operators across all divisions about operator attrition and struggles with open runs. beyond anticipating future training needs. it calls for specific goals to be met to make sfmta efficient. we wanted to clarify what steps sfmta took to raise concerns in october, 2017, as well as steps under way. in light of the above, i request a hearing to be held to request officials from the mta and training division to look into these matters and discover what has concerned and what can be done help the agent become more efficient. my second is, collegues, i would like to adjourn our meeting in
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honor of mr. phillip scott ryan, district 5 resident, who left us on july 20, at the age of 78. he was a husband, father, grandfather, mentor, advocate for justice and friend to many members of the city family. he was a san francisco native who attended s.i. high school and santa clara university. he served in the army. in 1962 at the age of 23, became the youngest legislative aide in the california legislature. his entry to public service, was the beginning of lifetime career. in 1964, phil went to the south to be an organizer during the mississippi freedom summer, battling politics that summer, set the course for his life. phil once said of his experience that summer, "i learned the limits of american law and the extent that law has institutionalized bigotry."
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phil enrolled at howard university. he experienced what it was like to be a minority. it strengthened his empathy for those that faced bigotry and injustice. phil returned to his beloved season fran and immersed him in the anti-war movement. phil became a project director at the new mobilization to end the vietnam war, organizing a demonstration in 1959, which brought 250,000 people to golden gate park. he continued to organize events and built friendships with many performers. and many of them were clients of his, leading him to be called the san francisco rock 'n' roll lawyer in the local press.
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in 1970, he opened his law practice, specializing in criminal defense and entertainment law. over the next 37 years, he developed a high-profile practice and was often in the limelight as much as the movie stars, public officials, sitting judges, authors, rock stars and sports figures that he represented. in the courtroom, he cultivated a flamboyant style and was a master storyteller, who strongly believed that whatever attorney told the best story would produce wins. phil took his love of worries and storytelling on a different course when he became a novelist. he was putting his finishing tou touches on a novel when he fell ill. he was a san francisco original, who will be remembered for fierce advocacy for justice and dramatic flair when representing his clients in courtrooms and in
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the press. his style and passion are unmatched. phil is survived by his wife, dina, daughter, kelly,son, patrick, sisters, camille and susan and five grandchildren. rest in peace and power. the rest i submit. >> supervisor peskin: i would like to be added to his in memoriam. he was a passionate advocate for the 8 washington matter, amongst other things. >> clerk: thank you. supervisor cohen? >> president cohen: thank you. supervisor brown, i would also like to be added. i also have in my notes some words to recognize the life and times and contributions of mr. ryan. i won't repeat what you said, but i definitely want to express my deepest condolences to his wife, dina bitten, also his
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children, in particular my friend, patrick ryan. our hearts are aching, and are definitely torn, as the ryan family lay to rest such a wonderful warrior. thank you, madam clerk. another in memoriam for another san francisco giant that passed away. gus costin, who welcomed patrons to john's grill in san francisco for more than half a century. he died monday. he was only 87 years old. he was costantine costantinidis. he was known to welcome friends and strangers alike with open
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arms and a hearty, only in america, only in america. his customers ranged from tourists to movie stars to local politicians, financial giants, lawyers, police officers, private eyes and reporters. he was born to an im ppoverishe family in the greek village of matsuki, with a preponderanopul 75. he fought in world war ii. in 1949, he joined a wave of his countrymen and left home for the united states of america. arriving in new york with $20 in his pocket, he headed to the west coast. he had been told that jobs could be found in america's restaurants and before long he was working as a bus boy and waiter at jack's in san francisco. while taking classes in english
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at galileo high school, he met a mexican woman named sinda. as gus continued to work in restaurants and his new wife saved every nickel. in the late '60s, sinda's financial talent and gus's charm and hard work made it possible for them to buy a three-story jewel box of a restaurant near union square. it was founded and called john's grill. it was the first to open in the neighborhood after the earthquake and fire. the eatery was made famous by playing a small role in "the maltese falcon." he turned over the operation of the restaurant to his son and my friend, john.
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he continued to frequent the wood-panel dining room, greeting them with "john's grill -- nothing but the best." sidna died in 2009. in addition to his son, john, gus is survived by his son lionell, douaughters christine and a special thanks to dora escobar and irma izari. for those of you interested in celebrating his life, services will be 10:30, august 7, in san francisco. the family prefers in lieu of flowers, make a contribution to the san francisco firefighters toys program.
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>> future boards 20, 30, and 40 years from now are going to look and say what did san francisco do in 2018. >> thank you for your comments. >> peter warfield executive director of library user's
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association. outside is a typical day. outside some are suffering with 100-degree plus temperatures. not so cool is fact that today was the day for you to approve $3.4 million for the public library to install a very privacy-threatening, radio frequency adaptation technology, $3.4 million. you have done this despite the serious privacy threats coming from use of rfid and implications for our diverse community as it is referred to. there has been no public discussion about this here and there's been no pub lis discussion about the details of why some supervisors have flatly
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reversed themselves on this issue. the aclu, the american civil liberties union have written a letter which i have provided you which strongly has opposed, as they have for many, many years, more than ten years, and yet the supervisors have quiet approve this unfortunate, and, for some people may become a disastrous installation. i hope that you will think about that and oppose. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, my name is karen fleshman.
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i come here tonight as a mom, as a mentor, and as a community member. if young black women can't be safe in the bay area, where can they be safe. i ask that this body recognize that it is racism that is killing our young people and to work tirelessly to end racism. white people, public officials, new comers to san francisco like myself, tech professionals, ending racism is on us. we must change ourselves and our
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relationshipst and our spears of influence and use our influences and hire people of color, stop applying our brilliant to developing some stupid app, and apply it to creating a safe community. supervisors, more police officers will not keep our young people safe. more police officers will lead to more oscar grants, more mario woods, i please with you, do not hire 200 new officers. create the commission supervisor yee called for to study what size police force we need in san francisco. if 50% of our calls are for people in mental health distress, sfpd is not the answer, we need a core of mediators without guns in our community who can deescalate,
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work with mentally ill people. this is your responsibility. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hi, can i have the projection, please. my name the the super girl of san francisco and i am here to talk about nia wilson. i am here because we have been called to action to do something about black lives and brown lives who have been taken by hatred and racism. i, as a person who has lighter skin, is considered caucasian
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and white is here to speak out. the murder of nia wilson, may she rest in peace, the power she was denied is unspeakable. it cannot be met with silence. there is a funeral service in oakland on august 3 at 11:00 a.m., and i would ask all of you to attend that service, and furthermore, god has put it on my heart to do something important. i have created something called the unity group. we are going to hold a kneel, stand, and salute to honor the memory of nia wilson being murdered by hate. i will kneel, stand, and salute
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because her life cannot be silenced and i'm going to go there with other people, and i am inviting you on august 3 to attend the oakland athletics game on friday night at 6:05:00 p.m. we are going to have candles and a vigil and we will be inside and outside of the stadium. i ask all of you now to come with me in solidarity to tell the media, the radio, social media, don't let her life go unsong and don't let hatred continue to thrive. >> thank you for your comments. >> hello. hello, everyone. my name is roderick coleman, a
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vetran of the united states army and i just over came abusing drugs in the tenderloin districts. i came here to let you know that i am in a program called fresh start. it is a program that helps the vet to get help to heal internally inside and has helped me get my life back in order. we would like for someone other than supervisor tang to come and visit our facility. we have a long waiting list after a lot of veterans have heard how this program has helped a lot of veterans, and we would like your support to come out and pay us a visit. we set up a booth for mary breed when she was doing her campaign
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and we are giving back in ways that we have been taught to give back, and i feel great to know today that i got my life back in order. supervisor tang, we hope to see you. we have a surprise for you, so we are looking forward to seeing you and your information is with your interns. thank you for your time. i just wanted to share this information with you all. >> my name is amanda, and i live in san francisco and work for the american lung association and am part of the coalition san francisco kid versus big tobacco. i wanted to thank you for passing the ordinance that will end the sale of tobacco products. as you know it was voted on
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june 5, and 67% of voters saying yes to proposition e. our coalition has been working to learn more about the implementation of proposition e. this ordinance is set to dpw into effect on july 20, yet from our understanding, there isn't a set timeframe for implementation, so i'm here to let you know about that, and so-to-sato say that we are hoping for switch implementation. >> tom gilber gilberte, the
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clinic i have been going to is shut down. for our police department, i want them to retire safe, healthy, and happy, which is a hard thing to do. their own alcoholism rate and divorce rate is real high. recruits from san francisco, i would like that to be a priority. also the rookies after they have graduated training, i would like to see them involved with a team of ten-year veterans that have never fire add bullet, so it becomes a three-person team, and one of those are always without a gun. you can be a good policeman without a gun. we would like to lighten up their belt and if it's for a month, item 65 good. it could be cool to be a policeman. we need toop

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