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order, neither police nor d.b.a. personnel nor commissioners are required to respond to questions provided by the public but may provide a brief response. individual personnel should refrain from entering into any debates or discussion with speakers during public comment. please limit your comments to two minutes. >> thank you. please, come forward. >> it even, commissioners. my name is mark and i am a homeowner and business owner in the historic dogpatch neighbourhood and a board member of the friends of dogpatch hub, a group of neighbours working to develop a community centre in dogpatch. once a sleepy postindustrial neighbourhood, but now the fastest growing residential neighbourhood in san francisco. we believe the long abandoned police station as an ideal location for that community centre and i'm here with some of my colleagues to solicit your supports. the police station is located at
2,303rd street just a few blocks from your new mission bay headquarters at the border of the dogpatch east -- historic district and pier 70 which is being redeveloped with a combination of commercial and residential buildings. there are two structures on the lot. the buildings were constructed in 1912 and 1913 and the site was used by the sfpd until 1998 when it was like he did 20 years ago. during the first decade of vacancy, the buildings remained in good condition. the second decade, however, has been a sad story. as abandoned buildings, they were broken into constantly, accurate -- occupied by homeless people, stripped by vandals and subjected to senseless vandalism including more than five building fires. the worst of which was a two alarm blaze in 2012 that left a gaping hole in the roof. as a result, the buildings have been ravaged by weather and the basement is permanently filled with water. this is a blighted property inching ever closer to being irreparable. in 2001, there was a transfer to
the record department that was attempted but not completed. ownership of the building has faded from memory stick according to records, everyone thought the buildings belong to someone else. in march of 2012, they issued a resolution to release the property to the real estate department. in 2013, they came to the dogpatch neighborhood association meeting to solicit ideas from the neighborhood residents about the best use of the property. the community supported public serving or commercial -- commercial use in hopes of saving and activating the site. proposed r.f.p. was forgotten. >> thank you, very much. >> it even, commissioners. i am a board member of friends of the dogpatch. i'm here to speak about how and why we started these community led efforts to save the police station. by the winter of 2016, we decided the best way to save the building and to serve the neighborhood was to work with the city to convert the site
into a community center. at the board of supervisors land use and transportation committee surplus property report hearing in may, 2016, we submitted letters requesting that the city reuse the buildings for much-needed community purposes rather than simply selling them off. we organize the friends of the dogpatch hub and we are funded by the dogpatch neighborhood association to incorporate as a nonprofit public charity. in april, 2017, we convened the meeting to call attention to the site and brainstorm how to stem the neglect and bring the building back to a public serving used use. since that meeting, the director of city planning and supervisor cohen and staff members on the office of economic and workforce development, and community stakeholders including members of the dogpatch neighborhood association, the small business commissioner, and two key developers operating in our neighborhood,. the consensus was that due to the extremely poor condition, the historic status and small lot size, the buildings are too heavily encumbered to sell or
lease easily. after a walk-through with architectural and building professionals, it was determined a minimum of $10 million was required for a bare-bones adaptive reuse. with this information, we created a formal proposal for the building. in may of 2017, we secured a leadership grant of $4.2 million from ucsf. we further secured an additional commitment of $2.5 million from pier 70 and the port of san francisco. has a site was still wide open and vulnerable, we requested funds from supervisor cohen and that resulted any in a $250,000 fund to protect the building. the department of public works use these funds to secure, paint and fence the property. we will tell you about our plans for the future. thank you. >> greetings. my name is catherine. i am the board chair of the friends of the dogpatch hub. i'm here to speak about your
latest efforts -- our latest efforts to transform the old police station into a community center. in the summer of 2017, oewd invested funds to conduct an naa , called a neighborhood activation asset process. the probable outcome for the public buildings as an r.f.p. for the site. to prepare for the anticipated r.f.p., we hired architecture partners and race $45,000 for predevelopment costs and began the design of these schematics. data from our online community survey, with over 250,000 responses plus public outreach meetings drove programming plans to best serve a growing population and neighborhood -- in a neighborhood undergoing massive change. the population is on track to triple by 2020 and triple again to over 18,000 people by 2030. the idea of a community center is not just to save these
buildings but it is equally fuelled by the fact that the dogpatch has not one public serving facility despite nonstop development. as part of the n.a.a. process, sfpd was contacted about the buildings. in march of 2018, chief scott sent a letter to the city stating the police were considering use for the station. this was a conclusion of the n.a.a. process. on may 1st, 2018, the friends of the dogpatch board met with chief scott and were joined by oewd, the board of supervisors, melia cohen and staff and our architects. chief scott said that the site would be used for office space. we discussed our efforts to build a community center there on behalf of the neighborhood as well as the possibility of working together. however, at that time, sfpd did not have a feasibility study prepared. chief scott promised a final decision and a plan on how they would reuse, roll out or not, by
the end of 2018. in the meantime, friends of the dogpatch is sharing with city commissions what we have learned would be required to adaptively reuse the buildings. >> thank you. >> thank you. thank you, very much. any further public comment? ms. miss brown? >> it even, everyone. i would like to use the overhead again, i am here talking about my sun who was murdered august 14th, 2006. he was shot 30 times with a semiautomatic gun. as his mother, i have been for the last 12 years, fighting for justice for my sun. still no justice for my sun.
the last time i was here, i asked for my investigator to contact me. you guys said that you would get a hold of him. i have not heard from my investigator and i still don't know what is going on with my son's case. i would still like to know. my son existed. i bring these names. these names that you have down for the murderers that murdered my sun -- son. thomas hannibal who is still walking the street who has a child and running around as nothing happened. paris moffat to just recently released, son-mac. marcus carter. one of them is deceased. here's a picture of my son. i put him in school. i did everything as a mother. i have no qualms being a mother that i have been to my son kick. for someone to take his life,
and i am still out here for 12 years later, i made sure my sun had diplomas -- might son had diplomas. all of my children graduated from school and had diplomas. this is what they leave me with. i'm tired. i want justice for my son. i want a place to hang the bulletins. a permanent place. i need help. i've been coming here for years under different persons, and still, nothing. thank you. >> thank you miss brown. ladies and gentlemen, if you have any information related to his murder, please call the police tip line at 4155754444. and for our new commissioners,
miss brown comes every week to talk about the murder of her sun it has not been solved. paris moffat just got out of federal prison. some of these other folks are out there. there has been no witnesses to corroborate what happened that day. and the former prosecutors and defence attorneys know you need cooperation. if anyone has the courage of their conviction in the community to come forward and provide information, please call that number. miss brown has been coming ever since i've been in the commission. every wednesday night in honour of her son. he has an incredible mom. next speaker. >> yes, she does come here every night. i don't want to speak after her, but really? the investigator was here? i listened to her. didn't call. i find that this sfpd is nonresponsive. this body isn't responsive. this body couldn't respond to
public comment that i had sent in. it took a series of e-mails in order to get it posted appropriately. i spoke about some other things here. those aren't important in comparison to this. >> thank you. any further public comment? public comment is now closed. please call the next line item. >> item seven public comment on all matters pertaining to item nine. close session including public comment on item eight, whether to hold item nine in close session and whether to assert the attorney-client privilege with regards to item nine a and b. >> public comment regarding close session items. items regarding litigation and disciplinary items. public comment is an oak -- now closed. >> item eight, holding item 90 close session and vote on whether to assert the attorney-client privilege in regard to item nine a and b. action item. >> do i have a motion?
>> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> we will >> we are back on the record. please call the next line item. >> line ten, vote to elect whether to disclose any discussion on item nine held in close session. action. >> do i have a motion with preference to nondisclosure? >> motion. >> second. >> all in favor? >> all -- aye. >> line 11, adjournment. action item. >> do i have a motion? >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> the motion passes unanimously
>> (clapping.) >> in san francisco the medical examiner performs the function of investigating medical and legal that occurs with the city and county of san francisco from a variety of circumstances in san francisco there is approximately 5 thousand deaths annually i'm christopher director for the chief mr. chairman the chief my best testimony a at the hall of justice on 870 drooint street that is dramatically updated and not sufficient for the medical chairman facility i've charles
program manager public works should a earthquake of a major are proportion occurs we'll not continue to perform the services or otherwise inhabit the building before the earthquake. >> we're in a facility that was designs for a department that functions and in the mid 60s and friends scientific has significantly changed we've had significant problems with storage capacity for evidence items of property and also personal protective if you're doing a job on a daily basis current little storage for prirjs are frirnlsz we're in an aging facility the total project cost forever ever commercial is $65 million the funding was brought by a vote of go bond
approved by the voters and the locations is in the neighborhood the awarded contract in 2013 and the i'm the executive director we broke ground in november 2015 and that started with the demolition of existing facility we moved into the foundation and january so pile foundation and then with second construction of the new facility. >> one of the ways that we keep our project on time on budget and we're having quality to have regular meeting and the variety of meetings with construction process meeting as well as cost of control meeting and i'm a project manager for public works the office of chief commercial we want walk the project site when we sign up and also with a contractor
insinuates for a change over we need to verify what or what was instead of. >> the building is 42 feet tall so it is two stories and 46 thousand square feet roughly we're that's a great question to be on time and budget have the roof complete a the exterior moving with the site work. >> and as you can see we've got a lot of the interior finishes installed. >> in an effort of an differentiate the facility that designed to work for 72 hours. >> not taking into account there was a lot of structural updates made into this building not seen in other construction throughout san francisco or other barriers we have friday morning examiners from 8 to one public comment monday to friday because of air circulation we literally have to shut the doors
and so the autopsy is done without staffing being able to come and go or exit the space and literally lock down the autopsy in the new facility we have bio build one door opens and closed behind you you can gown up and go through a second seizures of doors that has its own independent air supply and now in the exterior opt space having that middle space have greater flexibility of staff as they move in and out of the area. >> in the current facility investigative unit has small tiny, tiny place in the area of the new facility is almost doubled in all divisions from the current facility and the new facility. >> the planning we have here
gives them the opportunity to have the pool needs to complete theirs jobs in a much more streamlined fashion. >> we're looking forward to have secured parking to minimize the egress of you know visiting and the members of the public but really to minimize the investigators remaining remains from our advancing and so the facility. >> we have a new visitors area we're building that is a little bit more friendly to families. >> one thing you may notice in the room no windows there is no natural light not good for most autopsy but in the new facility at new hall we made that an objective they want to insure we were able
to look up in the middle of exam and see the sky and see natural lights. >> that's one of the things the architect did to draw in as much light as possible. >> we have staff here onsite we insure the design of the new design enables the investigators and other investigators skiefksz to consider to house on site this meant we needed to design and plan for locker room facilities and shower rooms the ability to sleep. >> third of the construction going into the building has been by contributions of small businesses. >> part of the project is also inclusive to the sidewalk have all new sidewalks and new curve cuts and landscaping around the building we'll have a syrup in front of the building and rain
guardian. >> the medical examiner's office has been a several if in their contributions of the understanding the exception and needs. >> it's a building that the chief medical examiner has been looking forward to quite a few of the. >> it is extremely valuable contribution to the, neighborhood address san francisco as a whole. >> the building will allow is to have greater very much and serve the city and county of san francisco and the neighboring
>> i view san francisco almost as a sibling or a parent or something. i just love the city. i love everything about it. when i'm away from it, i miss it like a person. i grew up in san francisco kind of all over the city. we had pretty much the run of the city 'cause we lived pretty close to polk street, and so we would -- in the summer, we'd all all the way down to aquatic park, and we'd walk down to the library, to the kids' center. in those days, the city was safe and nobody worried about us running around. i went to high school in spring valley. it was over the hill from chinatown. it was kind of fun to experience being in a minority, which most white people don't get to experience that often. everything was just really within walking distance, so it make it really fun. when i was a teenager, we didn't have a lot of money. we could go to sam wong's and
get super -- soup for $1. my parents came here and were drawn to the beatnik culture. they wanted to meet all of the writers who were so famous at the time, but my mother had some serious mental illness issues, and i don't think my father were really aware of that, and those didn't really become evident until i was about five, i guess, and my marriage blew up, and my mother took me all over the world. most of those ad ventures ended up bad because they would end up hospitalized. when i was about six i guess, my mother took me to japan, and that was a very interesting trip where we went over with a boyfriend of hers, and he was working there. i remember the open sewers and
gigantic frogs that lived in the sewers and things like that. mostly i remember the smells very intensely, but i loved japan. it was wonderful. toward the end. my mother had a breakdown, and that was the cycle. we would go somewhere, stay for a certain amount of months, a year, period of time, and she would inevitably have a breakdown. we always came back to san francisco which i guess came me some sense of continuity and that was what kept me sort of stable. my mother hated to fly, so she would always make us take ships places, so on this particular occasion when i was, i think, 12, we were on this ship getting ready to go through the panama canal, and she had a breakdown on the ship. so she was put in the brig, and i was left to wander the ship until we got to fluorfluora few days later, where we had a
distant -- florida a few days later, where we had a distant cousin who came and got us. i think i always knew i was a writer on some level, but i kind of stopped when i became a cop. i used to write short stories, and i thought someday i'm going to write a book about all these ad ventures that my mother took me on. when i became a cop, i found i turned off parts of my brain. i found i had to learn to conform, which was not anything i'd really been taught but felt very safe to me. i think i was drawn to police work because after coming from such chaos, it seemed like a very organized, but stable environment. and even though things happening, it felt like putting order on chaos and that felt very safe to me. my girlfriend and i were sitting in ve 150d uvio's bar,
and i looked out the window and i saw a police car, and there was a woman who looked like me driving the car. for a moment, i thought i was me. and i turned to my friend and i said, i think i'm supposed to do this. i saw myself driving in this car. as a child, we never thought of police work as a possibility for women because there weren't any until the mid70's, so i had only even begun to notice there were women doing this job. when i saw here, it seemed like this is what i was meant to do. one of my bosses as ben johnson's had been a cop, and he -- i said, i have this weird idea that i should do this. he said, i think you'd be good. the department was forced to hire us, and because of all of the posters, and the big recruitment drive, we were
under the impression that they were glad to have us, but in reality, most of the men did not want the women there. so the big challenge was constantly feeling like you had to prove yourself and feeling like if you did not do a good job, you were letting down your entire gender. finally took an inspector's test and passed that and then went down to the hall of justice and worked different investigations for the rest of my career, which was fun. i just felt sort of buried alive in all of these cases, these unsolved mysteries that there were just so many of them, and some of them, i didn't know if we'd ever be able to solve, so my boss was able to get me out of the unit. he transferred me out, and a couple of weeks later, i found out i had breast cancer. my intuition that the job was killing me. i ended up leaving, and by then, i had 28 years or the years in, i think. the writing thing really became intense when i was going through treatment for cancer
because i felt like there were so many parts that my kids didn't know. they didn't know my story, they didn't know why i had a relationship with my mother, why we had no family to speak of. it just poured out of me. i gave it to a friend who is an editor, and she said i think this would be publishable and i think people would be interested in this. i am so lucky to live here. i am so grateful to my parents who decided to move to the city. i am so grateful they did. that it never
>> providing excellent customer service to each other so that we can succeed together. because we're a small division out here, and we're separated from the rest of the p.u.c., a lot of people wear a lot of different hats. everyone is really adept not just at their own job assigned to them, but really understanding how their job relates to the other functions, and then, how they can work together with other functions in the organization to solve those problems and meet our core mission. >> we procure, track, and store materials and supplies for the project here.
our real goal is to provide the best materials, services and supplies to the 250 people that work here at hetch hetchy, and turn, that supports everyone here in the city. i have a very small, but very efficient and effective team. we really focus hard on doing things right, and then focus on doing the right thing, that benefits everyone. >> the accounting team has several different functions. what happens is because we're so remote out here, we have small groups of people that have to do what the equivalent are of many people in the city. out here, our accounting team handles everything. they love it, they know it inside out, they cherish it, they do their best to make the system work at its most efficient. they work for ways to improve it all the time, and that's really an amazing thing. this is really unique because
it's everybody across the board. they're invested it, and they do their best for it. >> they're a pretty dynamic team, actually. the warehouse team guys, and the gals over in accounting work very well together. i'm typically in engineering, so i don't work with them all day on an every day basis. so when i do, they've included me in their team and treated me as part of the family. it's pretty amazing. >> this team really understanding the mission of the organization and our responsibilities to deliver water and power, and the team also understands that in order to do that, we have a commitment to each other, so we're all committed to the success of the organization, and that means providing excellent customer service to each other so that we can succeedtoday. >> (clapping.) >> i've been working in restaurants forever as a blood
alcohol small business you have a lot of requests for donations if someone calls you and say we want to documents for our school or nonprofit i've been in a position with my previous employment i had to say no all the time. >> my name is art the owner and chief at straw combinations of street food and festival food and carnival food i realize that people try to find this you don't want to wait 365 day if you make that brick-and-mortar it is really about making you feel special and feel like a kid
again everything we've done to celebrate that. >> so nonprofit monday is a program that straw runs to make sure that no matter is going on with our business giving back is treated just the is that you as paying any other bill in addition to the money we impose their cause to the greater bayview it is a great way for straw to sort of build communicated and to introduce people who might not normally get to be exposed to one nonprofit or another and i know that they do a different nonprofit every most of the year. >> people are mroent surprised the restaurant it giving back i
see some people from the nonprofit why been part of nonprofit monday sort of give back to the program as well answer. >> inform people that be regular aprons at straw they get imposed to 10 or 12 nonprofits. >> i love nonprofits great for a local restaurant to give back to community that's so wonderful i wish more restrictive places did that that is really cool. >> it is a 6 of nonprofit that is supporting adults with autism and down syndrome we i do not involved one the wonderful members reached out to straw and saw a headline about, about their nonprofit mondays and she applied for a grant back in
january of 2016 and we were notified late in the spring we would be the recipient of straw if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer thems in the month of genuine we were able to organize with straw for the monday and at the end of the month we were the recipient of 10 percent of precedes on mondays the contribution from nonprofit monday from stray went into our post group if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer theming fund with our arts coaching for chinese and classes and we have a really great vibrate arts program. >> we we say thank you to the customers like always but say 0 one more thing just so you know you've made a donation to x nonprofit which does why i think that is a very special thing.
>> it is good to know the owner takes responsibility to know your money is going to good cause also. >> it is really nice to have a restaurant that is very community focused they do it all month long for nonprofits not just one day all four mondays. >> we have a wall of thank you letters in the office it seems like you know we were able to gas up the 10 passenger minivan we were innovate expected to do. >> when those people working at the nonprofits their predictive and thank what straw is giving that in and of itself it making an impact with the nonprofit through the consumers that are coming here is just as important
it is important for the grill cheese kitchen the more restrictive i learn about what is going on in the community more restrictive people are doing this stuff with 4 thousand restaurant in san francisco we're doing an average of $6,000 a year in donations and multiply that by one thousand that's a lot to we are celebrating the glorious grand opening of the chinese rec center. ♪ 1951, 60 years ago, our first kids began to play in the
chinese wrecks center -- rec center. >> i was 10 years old at the time. i spent just about my whole life here. >> i came here to learn dancing. by we came -- >> we had a good time. made a lot of friends here. crisises part of the 2008 clean neighborhood park fund, and this is so important to our families. for many people who live in chinatown, this is their backyard. this is where many people come to congregate, and we are so happy to be able to deliver this project on time and under budget. >> a reason we all agreed to name this memorex center is because it is part of the history of i hear -- to name this rec center, is because it
is part of the history of san francisco. >> they took off from logan airport, and the call of duty was to alert american airlines that her plane was hijacked, and she stayed on the phone prior to the crash into the no. 9 world trade center. >> i would like to claim today the center and the naming of it. [applause] >> kmer i actually challenged me to a little bit of a ping pong -- the mayor actually challenge me to a little bit of a ping- pong, so i accept your challenge. ♪
>> it is an amazing spot. it is a state of the art center. >> is beautiful. quarkrights i would like to come here and join them >> we came to seven straight about 10 years ago. -- 7th street about 10 years ago. the environment is huge. it is stronger than willpower. surrounding yourself with artists, being in a culture where artists are driving, and where a huge amount of them is a healthy environment.
>> you are making it safer. push, push. that is better. when i start thinking, i see it actually -- sometimes, i do not see it, but when i do, it is usually from the inside out. it is like watching something being spawned. you go in, and you begin to work, excavate, play with the dancers, and then things began to emerge. you may have a plan that this is what i want to create. here are the ideas i want to play with, but then, you go into the room, and there maybe some fertile ideas that are becoming manifest that are more interesting than the idea you had initially set out to plan. so there has to be this openness for spontaneity. also, a sense that regardless of the deadline, that you have tons
of time so the you can keep your creativity alive and not cut it off and just go into old habits. it is a lot like listening. really listening to watch what is going to emerge. i like this thing where you put your foot on his back. let's keep it. were your mind is is how you build your life. if you put it in steel or in failure, it works. that works. it is a commitment. for most artists, it is a vacation and a life that they have committed themselves to. there is this notion that artists continue to do their work because of some kind of the external financial support. if that was taken away, artists would still do their art.
it is not like there is a prerequisite for these things to happen or i will not do it. how could that be? it is the relationship that you have committed to. it is the vocation. no matter how difficult it gets, you are going to need to produce your art. whether it is a large scale or very small scale. the need to create is going to happen, and you are going to have to fulfill it because that is your life.
>> president brandon: meeting called to order. [roll call] >> president brandon: item 2, approval of minutes, september 11, 2018. >> so moved. >> second. >> president brandon: any public comment on the minutes? seeing none? in favor? minutes approved. >> clerk: public comment on executive session. >> president brandon: any public comment on executive session? seeing none -- >> no public. >> president brandon: all in favor. >> motion to go to executive session. >> president brandon: all in