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have the responsibility to grow families here and make sure they're healthy and viable. and one of the institutions that makes that happen is our public school system. i hope that the meeting the 28th will be productive and we move forward with positive, strong planning with the san francisco unified school district so we can meet our goals of raising the percentage of school-age children that live here in san francisco, having raised three children here myself, i know it's a wonderful city in which to raise children. thank you. >> president cohen: thank you, supervisor fewer, appreciate hearing that. supervisor kim, which items are you amending today? there are four that are open and that we're discussing. >> supervisor kim: there are
three pages that i have distributed to members of the board. the first effective litigation is added to section 249.78 section f. the second, which also deals with litigation is added to new subsection 249.78g. >> president cohen: is it pertaining to item 52 or -- we can go to the city attorney. >> supervisor kim: my apologies. >> president cohen: that's okay. >> deputy city attorney john givner. this is for item 53. >> president cohen: thank you. supervisor kim, anything else? >> supervisor kim: no. >> president cohen: okay.
so supervisor kim has made a motion to amend item 53. is there a second? supervisor yee, i saw your hand. seconded the amendments, and we can take them without objection. without objection, item 53 is amended. madam clerk, is it best to call items 52, 53, 54, 55 and 56 together? >> clerk: call 52-56 together and 53 as amended. >> president cohen: we will do that. can we take that same house, same call? without objection. passes unanimously. madam clerk? >> clerk: roll call for introductions. supervisor fewer. >> supervisor fewer: submit. >> supervisor kim: rerefer.
i'm introducing one new ordinance today. this legislation is an amendment to proposition c known as baby prop c, which passed on june 5, 2018. there was a request to be considered for a credit to the new tax liability under proposition c, if the developer's provided on-site childcare facilities within their commercial buildings. this would apply a tax credit to early rent tax owed, new tax of 1% for warehouse, and 3.5% for other commercial spaces. framework for early childhood education is essential to providing quality care that our youngest san franciscans need.
we need infusion for child care for families, we need facilities to make sure that we have safe places for young babies and toddlers to go. the childcare tax credit will offer a tax credit equal to 20% of the rent paid by childcare facility. facilities with 1-49 children will be offered a credit of $7,200. with 50-99, a credit of $16,000. and facilities 100 or more, eligibility for $36,000 credit. we know that early childhood education is not a luxury. it's to ensure that they're nourished and meet potential. it is what allows many of our working adults and parents to continue to work. it's why we offer more resources to make childcare affordable and unsentiviizizizizizize -- incen.
there are only 8 childcare facilities downtown. having childcare options located where parents work versus where they reside, allows them to be near their children if there is an emergency. opening near public transit corridors, it is having parents not run around before dropoff and pickup. it decreases emissions and increases safety. we're making progress in changing the realities for working parents. giving developers incentives to provide resources to fix the downtown desert. we know it's a huge benefit to our employers as well. national u.s. chamber of commerce states they've seen increases productivity when on site childcare facilities are
provided. we believe it's a benefit to our businesses, too. i want to recognize ben rosenfield and our staff for helping us to craft this rebate program and jared and graham dobson and early care and education for advicing us how we can make it an incentive. amanda freed and scott ryber. and, of course, i want to thank my partner on this issue, supervisor yee, who has led on this issue his entire career. and i want to thank him for including me in my final two years on the board to work with you on this groundbreaking program. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. supervisor mandelman? >> supervisor mandelman: i would like for us to adjourn in memory
of paul duncan quick paul quick was born on april 9, 1961, memphis, tennessee. although he was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease, a diagnosis that would affect him the rest of his life, he went on to do incredible things, devoting his life to helping others. paul moved to california and landed in san francisco in 1981. working as paramedic, he was a union organizer and worked to support his fellow workers. after working for department of public health, paul went on to serve homeless, lgbtq and h.i.v.-positive san franciscanf. paul provided life-saving compassion and care for substance abuse and trauma of living without shelter. he often provided free consultation for programs that
serve people with h.i.v. and people with substance abuse issues. having dedicated his life to helping others, paul lost his life to his heart condition following an unsuccessful transplant. he's missed by friends, family, co-workers and patients, which owe him endless gratitude for his life's work. i will miss running into paul at the gym and around the castro. he was supportive of my civic activities, even as he thought that my migration to the democratic party was misguided he had become a member of the green council. having seen his mortality, he wrote his own own bituarobituar.
i will close it how he did, "don't mourn, organize." >> clerk: thank you. supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: submit. >> supervisor ronen: thank you. a few items today. first, i wanted to just make a brief statement. i was planning on introducing legislation that would have directed the department of homelessness to create a vehicular navigation center to prohibit people living in their cars in our neighborhoods. the legislation i was working on, which i will put aside and may introduce if necessary, would have required people being moved out within 6 months and required specific benchmarks and progress reports. however, i woke up with word
about other supervisors working to solve this crisis, and frankly, it was welcomed news. hopefully my of the legislation won't be needed. for close to a year, i've been begging the director of homelessness, to deal with the growing crisis of people living in r.v.s. he has said that r.v.s were not a priority and that he didn't have the funds to address the issue. i want to give a special thanks to mayor breed for raising the urgency around the issue and making it the priority that it needs to be. up until now, the only way that the city has been dealing with homeless individuals is by banning overnight parking on streets where they congregate. these have pushed most reevehic
into districts 9 and 10. 60% of the vehicles are in those districts. in portola, dozens of r.v.s are parked in front of a reservoir across from residential homes. residents of r.v.s have dumped their waste in the gutter, a public safety risk to the neighborhood and the city's drinking water supply. we must act to fix this issue with urgency. half measures and delays will not cut it. i'm thrilled, absolutely thrilled, to hear that this is now a top priority for the mayor's office. i look forward to meeting with the mayor and to continue to work with supervisors safai and brown to hear the details about the program they're creating. i will be watching for the impact that this has on my district, as i'm sure supervisor cohen will as well. and i'm looking forward to a marked difference in our neighborhoods and want to thank the mayor and supervisors brown and safai for taking the
responsibili responsibility. related but different, i am going to introduce legislation to address another issue and an increased number of commercial trucks that are parking overnight on residential streets, including food trucks and box trucks and hauling trucks. parking is a major issue for the residents of the portola. it's fought like -- not like the mission. it's not a transit-rich neighborhood. it's where seniors and multigenerational families live. there are bus lines, but they're crowded to the gills every single day. and it's one of those neighborhoods in the city where having a car is often still needed. and the increased presence of the commercial trucks.
what happens is people park far away and it's scary to walk home late at night in the dark in the neighborhood. while we don't have any current regulations on the books that would allow a neighborhood to ban commercial vehicles overnight, i am introducing that possibility. a supervisor that would want to do it would have to go to the m.t.a. board and ask for a specific street. this legislation would allow us to do that, which we cannot do now. i look forward and hope that this will make a big difference in our neighborhoods for our residents. the third item i have is very simple. and quite touching and sad. i'm introducing an ordinance today that will allow for the installation of a commemerative street plaque in front of hillcrest elementary school in honor of selena lamb, a beloved
student that passed away earlier this year. it will waive the permit and inspection fees and allowin installation to move forward. selena was a 3rd grader at hillcrest elementary school. she joined the hillcrest community as a toddler accompanying her parents and older sister to the school and began attending as a kindergartener. she occupied a special place in the hearts of everyone at hillcrest. she had a contagious smile that would light up, classroom, playground, after school. her friends and classmates remember her as a girl always smiling and sharing her snacks. in february of this year, selena unexpectedly passed away due to illness. she is terribly missed by her friends and family and community. this plaque will be installed next a tree and will serve as a reminder to the joyous and kind spirits that she brought to her
school and community. finally, i'd like to ask the board to close the meeting in honor of the late audrey wells, a renowned artist and screenwriter who lost a courageous, hard-fought battle with cancer on october 4. audrey moved to the bay area to pursue her education at u.c. berkeley before becoming a deejay at the local jazz station. the values she fell in love with played a central role in her career in hollywood. it was here that she began working on her debut film, "truth about cats and dogs." ms. wells was a champion for advancing both gender and racial representation, creating empowering and heartwarming tales with a variety of voices, many of whom were strong and inspiring lead women, the truth about cats and dogs, under the tucson sun, game play.
audrey was a leader for 20 years, inspiring and paving the way for inspiring women in film. ms. wells didn't get to experience the release of her film project. she will be deeply missed by her family, friends in our community and i offer my deepest condolences to her husband, brian, and daughter tatiana. the rest i submit. >> supervisor safai: thank you, madam clerk. to pick up on a few points that supervisor ronen said. would like to recognize the commercial parking ban, port ola. we had a parking town hall last thursday, probably one of the most attended town hall meetings i've ever been to in my district in the 15 years i've been working there. well over a few hundred people showed up. i would like to say that i
appreciate the creativity and want to be added as a co-sponsor to that. want to push the sfmta to think about these issues that we've been talking with them for two years about commercial parking and how there's a lot of empty retail storefronts. there's a lot of space in the city that can be utilized. the idea that people would be parking large vehicles in a heavily residential and family and senior district is creating extreme adversity. i would like to be added as a co-sponsor to that. and also the work that we've done and made an announcement today. a few months ago and to added
additional signage and the encouragement of supervisor brown and others said we will not put up signs to ban them. it would be pushing them neighborhood to neighborhood and want to come up with a solution. we buckled down and spent the last few months coming up with a policy. that was announced today with the department of homelessness and the mayor and that we will be redirecting resources from the encampments. we'll identify a location in the city that will be an r.v. triage center, because we don't want to encourage the permanency of these, but want to be able to analyze the makeup of people in the r.v.s. are they veterans, families, people down on their luck that are traveling, students, those that might be renting them out. and/or people that are very similar to hardcore homeless.
we will have wrap-around services. we will identify a place for storage. some vehicles should not be on the streets. they're not able to run. we want to give people the access to housing and mental services and/or shelter, if needed. want to thank supervisor brown and her staff, with department of housing and the mayor and supervisor ronen tackling this problem collectively. that's the second thing. the last thing, we've worked on two city-owned properties. we put an r.p.f. out the first month i was in office. it was awarded to a free clinic, clinic by the bay, and to art
spin. this will be their permanent home. they will restore a mural. arts commission is giving some money. department of real estate is giving $400,000 and remaining $2 million will be raised by the nonprofits to restore and rehabilitate the buildings. leases have been negotiated. it's not $1 a year. it's pretty close to market rate. in exchange for the money they're raising to rehab the buildings. we're giving them long-term leases and giving a home and permanency to two very important nonprofits that are doing phenomenal work in my district. so proud of that negotiation and the work that the department of real estate along with my staff and the two nonprofits have participated in to complete, so we're very happy about this coming to conclusion today. the rest i submit.
>> supervisor stefani: thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, at our last meeting, i stood here and talked about a resolution i was introducing regarding the 11 people killed at the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh. today i'm here to talk about another mass shooting. i have not even been on this board for one year and this is the third time i'm up here talking about a mass shooting -- parkland, tree of life synagogue, and now the borderline bar and grill. i'm doing this because i refuse to normalize what is going on in this country, november 7, 2018, a gunman attacked the borderline bar and grill in thousand oaks, california. the victims were college students, a deputy sheriff, former marine, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters, and they deserved better. their lives were cut short. many of them just as their adult
lives were starting. sean adler, cody gifford coffman, jake dingman, jacob dunham, alena housley, ron ellis, ventura county sheriff's office, dan manrique, justin meek, mark mesa jr., christina morriset morrisette, tyler adonis, a survivor of the las vegas shooting, one year, six weeks later, gunned down in a bar. and noel sparks. following the shooting, susan orponos stated, "my son was in las vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home. he didn't come home last night and i don't want prayers. i don't want thoughts. i want gun control. and i hope to god nobody else sends me any more prayers." as a mother of two children, i
cannot imagine her grief. i've met too many mothers and father was have lost their children to gun violence. it cannot continue. if you think this cannot happen here, you are mistaken. everybody says, i never thought it would happen here. it happened here at 101 california, one of our national nonprofits, law center to prevent gun violence. i am intent on fighting for gun safety reforms. we have a reform called gun violence retowning order. it was ab-1014. signed by the government. it allows close family members to petition the court to take guns away from those that are a lethal threat to themselves and
others. for the past couple of months, i've worked to ensure that law enforcement officials are properly equipped to educate the public and prevent massacres like this from occurring in the future. members of the public need to know that gun violence restra restraining orders are an option to protect themselves. i will not be one of those people that sends thoughts and prayers. i send a promise to continue to fight for gun safety measures, including expanding the use of restraining orders and press our legislators to act to end the nationwide gun violence epidemic. the victims of the tree of life synagogue, the victims of
parkland, the bar and grill deserve better and i would like to submit an in memoriam for the victims of the last mass shooting. the rest i submit. >> supervisor tang: submit. >> supervisor yee: thank you. just quickly, i want to thank supervisor kim for introducing the ordinance that would provide some incentive for developers. as she mentioned, it's something that we've been lacking and we haven't had much luck with those type of efforts. and especially with the pop c passing, eventually, we'll win the lawsuit and we'll have resources to provide more services, but we have to find the sites for them. and in particular, we're
focusing on younger children. 0-3 or 4. and as most people know, they -- parents like to bring their infants closer to work so they're close to them. versus when they're preschoolers. they're more willing to be closer to their homes so it's an important piece of legislation and i'm glad that i'm co-authoring with supervisor kim. i want to follow up with what we've been working on. in case the mayor has not thought of it or staff hasn't, i've been inquiring over at cow
palace, with the huge parking lot. the only time they use it is when there's a gun show. maybe we should occupy it so we don't have gun shows. the rest i submit. >> supervisor brown: yes, thank you. i want to chime in, looking at rvs and homes on wheels that supervisor ronen and mandelman have been working on for months and mayor breed has come forward to look at this and address it. i want to thank our staff. our staff has been really deep in the woods. and trying to dig everything up to find out what was happening
and how to address it because this is not only a homeless issue. it's a housing issue. it's a mental health issue or health issues, period, and transportation issue. so there are many facets that we have to look at this. and many times living in the situation, the foundation of someone's home is not concrete. it's wheels. we should look at it that way. want to thank everyone for stepping fore wo-- forward and working together. i appreciate it. i have a couple of different things. i'm happy to introduce for the department of environment of energy efficiency refrigerator grant. the department of environment will expand the current
maintenance in food and beverage sector pilot project, also known as keep it tuned. this will help small business owners and managers to better maintain the refrigerator systems. and my last item is in memoriam to robert henry laws jr. died september 27, 2018, with his wife and sons at his bedside. a long time member of haight ashbury neighborhood association, served as president in 1967. robert went to high school here and attended university of san francisco. he was commissioned as officer in the u.s. army, going on to receive a law degree from u.c.
berkeley. he practiced law for many years, eventually being appointed to administrative judge. robert worked to protect the powerless, defending civil and voting rights. he was a loving husband, grandfather and courage, loyalty and wisdom. he loved books, ideas, and poetry. he tied his own flies. our community will miss robert dearly and his grieving loss of a leader, friend and family member. i would like to adjourn this meeting in the memory of robert henry laws jr. the rest i submit. >> president cohen: thank you. good evening, everyone. it's been somewhat of a long meeting, with the three appeals, but i have two pieces of legislation i would like to introduce. i'm saddened that the city attorney's not here or deputy city attorney because i have a drafting request. so i will save that, because
he's probably listening close by. i will move on. talking points. talking points for the introduction of the african-american arts and culture district. the concept came about when supervisor david compost introduced the cultural arts district. i'm so pleased that you honored a great infrastructure. so i'm introducing legislation to establish the district in
hunter's point neighborhood. 4% of the population is african-american. 28% remain african-american in the bayview community. now it is arguable. it is the largest group of african-americans, homeowners, in this neighborhood. i think it's probably still the case. bayview, as many of you all know, is a vibrant community that embodies the history and tapestry of the african-american experience in san francisco. from those that worked on the shipyard to those that work at general hospital and the industrial parts as well as the small businesses that pepper the 3rd street merchant corridor. it's time that we recognize the contribution. particularly as we combat the outmigration of the african-american population in the city. we need to work together to preserve the legacy of those
whose blood, sweat and tears are interwoven in the community. it's an opportunity to acknowledge the neighborhood's history and uplift the cultural assets, arts, tradition that are uniquely born. by establishing this district, we're creating an opportunity to cultivate and enrich and advoca advocate for african-american cultural stability and advocacy. i hope you will join me in joining me in this piece of historic legislation. i want to recognize -- i have a host of folks, some of those are still holding on in the chamber today. thank you very much, the neighbors and friends and working group members, that remain here. i want to give a big shoutout to larry mcclendon -- [cheers and applause] who is from the mayor's office of economic and work force
development. he hit the ground running when he came into working with the city. i shared with him it's one of my priorities. i want to recognize earl shaddock, and britney chaquado. they've been with us from day one. so, earl, tyra, april, thank you very much. [applause] also want to provides dwayne jones, who has been an advocate for the long time in the bayview community and devin richardson, i see you there and we've had our hand on the project as well and want to acknowledge that. and, again, megan mitchell, she was here earlier, anita a anand and eloise patton.
we're delighted to join the bayview community, african-american community to the social fabric and history of san francisco. thank you very much. this is a very exciting day. okay. deputy city attorney, still not here, but i will go ahead. in conjunction to the african-american arts and culture legislation, i'm introducing a drafting request to develop a way to incentivize for the cannabis retailers in the city and county of san francisco. since the beginning of the medicinal marijuana movement, dispensaries and growers have given away free product so that people suffering from h.i.v.-aids, cancer, other terminal illnesses never have to forego their medicine for lack of ability to pay. the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs is a major
national issue, but cannabis is routinely left out of the conversation. the federal government refuses to recognize the medicinal benefits of cannabis and identifies it as a schedule 1 drug. we're a progressive city. and we have led on issues in the past. let's stop standing on the sideline and get into the game now. what are we waiting for? as a city and state, must treat cannabis like a medicine. we must support dispensaries that look out for our most vulnerable patients. i want to thank the advocates of the brownie merry democratic club that have educated myself and my legislative aide on historic practices of medicinal cannabis in the community. my office has been working with the department of public health. working in conjunction with the
office of cannabis. my colleague, supervisor m mandelman. with the passage of cannabis tax last week, thank you, it can be used to subsidize compassion programs. it would help retailers continue their practice of giving away their product to those in need without putting them out of business. the program must take care of our veterans. it will take care of our low-income and terminally ill patients. it should incentivize data collection and investment in our equity program. it will be the first to not just mandate a "compassionate care" compliance, but to materially support those good actors that
put patients first. i encourage everyone who has an interest in patient care to reach out to my office because we want to get this done right. we want to make sure we're thoughtful and informative and building and bringing the best practices forward. want to produce the most robust legislation that will withstand any legal challenge. collegues, i hope you will join me in this endeavor. this is one more angle for us to dominate the cannabis industry. for me, madam clerk, the rest i submit. thank you, my friends, for listening to me. >> clerk: that concludes the introduction of new business. >> president cohen: what does that mean for the rest of the agenda? >> clerk: it's time for public
comment. >> president cohen: yea, my favorite time of the day. opportunities for everybody to tell us what they think. any member of the public that would like to address the board in general public comment, step forward. you have 2 minutes. you will hear a soft chime indicating there is 30 seconds left. mr. wright, you are up first. >> i object to the administration turning down $300 million a year to take care of the most vulnerable people with a combination of mental and physical disabilities. when you can't pay for your position, the next paragraph out of your mouth you will keep your promise to take care of the homeless for people that have mental and physical disabilities, veterans, amputees, and people in wheelchairs. now that you have a chance for
$300 million, you come up with every excuse in the book. we need to do an audit on the mayor's office and homelessness and oversee that you can't throw money at the problem. you appear to be unqualified to be the mayor. if that's the case, i should be the mayor. i object to the type of treatment and every excuse in the book not to take care of the problem. i've giving you tough love because i respect you. r-e-s-p-e-c-t, all my moves is important to me. r-e-s-p-e-c-t, this is what i have to do to make sure that breed takes care of her t.c.b. stop listening to people.
scott weiner telling you to not take that money. for example, he put $44 million down on two different apartment buildings for homeless teachers. and you scrutinized the legislation. the schoolteachers have to be evicted from their apartment in order to start to homeless teachers recycle program all over again. quit listening to him, breed. how come you don't listen to that philosophy. >> president cohen: thank you, thank you. oh, honey, your 2 minutes are up. you're finished. come on, m.f.a. come on up. come on up. let's hear what you have to say. you've been here a very long time. thank you for being here. >> thank you, thank you. >> good afternoon, board of supervisors. i'm alley cunningham. >> my name is greg.
>> we're -- >> we're with mission for all. and i just want to start off by thanking supervisor fewer and supervisor tang for coming out and meeting with us. i'm sure that all of you have received a letter from us. it's just asking you guys to come out and meet with us. and to take a look at what we have going on out there. we have artwork put together by local artists from the mission. and we really encourage you to come out and talk to us. thank you. >> president cohen: you have 1 minute and 18 seconds. >> we want to invite people to come out and see what we have going on. all the color and life that we have been bringing down the 16th, through our murals and
through community engagement activities. yeah, we just wanted to extend that invitation. thank you. thank you, supervisor tang and fewer for giving us the opportunity to acknowledge us and see what we're doing. >> president cohen: thank you. do you want to speak? >> thank you, guys. >> president cohen: you're welcome. thank you. >> and i think your shirt is very nice today. >> president cohen: thank you. >> my name is ace. i'm glad to see some black youngsters come to city hall to speak. you have to come more than just one time a year to talk and be in their ear. the young lady that disrespect me, i have grandkids your age. any female in city hall comes up to ace, you better have on your oprah winfrey draws and stormy daniels brassiere to talk to me like they talk to me. don't disrespect me.
my kids, grandkids and great-grandkids don't disrespect me. they call me paw paw where i come from. i'm back here and requesting a public hearing on the c.a.o.'s office, ocii's office, department of real estate. city attorney's office, mayor's office of neighborhood, planning commission, police department, human rights commission, the housing -- san francisco housing department. and the entertainment commission, whatever it is. it's on history. i'm requesting a public hearing on that. asking to help out on this. if you don't do it and then i good to the sunshine and to the ethics and y'all don't do it, i will good -- good to the f.b.i. i'm a.c.e. it's 2018. what does this mean?
we have to wipe it clean. i'm disappointed right now. i've been here damn near 4 or 5 hours. to have a lady out there say, your mother needed to spank you, my mother been dead 20 years. she still need to spank you this disrespect, damn it. i will give respect, but i demand respect. i've been here longer than anybody in these chambers, including you, madam chair. you on your way out of here. you say you are not a lame duck. you a cute duck, but you are out of here. >> president cohen: come on down. next speaker, please. >> good evening. i've been here since around 2:00 and i take my hat off to you, folks. you really respect your work. my visit with you today is a
call to action and resolution about an autonomous vehicle bill in the u.s. senate that has the potential to adversely affect the citizens of san francisco. it's the a.v. start act. nationwide, they're asking senators to oppose the flaws. it would allow millions of vehicles on the market to be exempt from meeting existing safety standards. this act envisioned an executive branch position with exclusive authority to regulate and even waive safety regulations for autonomous vehicles across the country. if passed, we may see a time in san francisco, when a vehicle cannot be held liable for collisions it might cause. what will a police officer do if he or she hears this from a computer, "is there a problem,
officer?" i have a copy published called the moral machine experiment. autonomous vehicles get into situations where injury or death are unaffordable. how will the technology handle the dilemmas? a.i. is being programmed with algorith algorithms, making assumptions about human worth and will handle them and make split-second decisions about who lives or dies. willthe child that ran into the treat or the two elderly people in the car? should it go straight and hit the child or swerve? as emphasized by former u.s. president barack obama, consensus on this matter will be important. i have a little bit more, but you have my presentation.
>> president cohen: thank you. next statement, please. >> the overhead. >> president cohen: sfgov tv, the overhead, please. >> i don't know if you can see this or not. it says, mario woods here. >> clerk: please speak directly into the microphone. >> president cohen: and i think it's upside down. >> it's upside down, okay. is my time starting here? >> clerk: yes. >> is it going? >> clerk: yes. >> okay. this says mario woods. right here. and it looks like a bunch of trees. and this is a star and it looks like an a. and it's a -- it's people praying. with all that's going on in the world with this mass shooting and everything, when it comes to mario woods, it was a mass shooting.
it was a mass of men shooting mario woods and it was murder. there's an indian consoling him and he's putting the football with mario in it. and here's abraham lincoln hanging on to mario woods' foot. this eagle, i found it here at the golden gate bridge. and it was a commemerative or a good conduct medal given by abraham lincoln. i found it at the golden gate bridge. i mention the penny that i gave away. we're the invaders. we invade this country. and i have -- i won't have enough time to speak, but i want
a statue of robin williams and olympic torch down by the yacht harbor and one over here. i got torobin williams' strength man. i stood there when i ran alongside the olympic torch. i will let it go at that. >> clerk: thank you, sir. your time is concluded. next speaker, please. >> i want to thank everybody for helping out with the election. it seems like a good outcome. there are districts and states where people are denying the right of the people to have their preferences counted. how bad has the republican party
become? but first, i want to mention -- i'm auto docy, tenderloin neighborhood activist. we remember paul quick there. even after he went corporate and sold out and started to work for dom woodle. i think when countries are working into the other direction now, something that may talk work and effort. if you sit in the back of this room and you look towards the other wall, you cannot look through this room without seeing a haze. a haze in the room. a couple of weeks ago, i suggested that the shootings may be related and now thousand oaks is burning down.
things can be foggy and hazy, but i'm hoping that the board can understand the real situation we're in, that we have to do more than build $10 billion seawall. it's not going to be enough. thank you. >> president cohen: any other member of the public that would like to speak during public comment? all right. seeing none, public comment is closed. all right, madam clerk -- >> clerk: item 71. >> president cohen: closed section. >> clerk: we have a closed session for board of supervisors to get advice from the city attorney under the california government code and administrative code regarding existing litigation in which the city is a petitioner and pacific gas and electric company is an adverse party.
>> president cohen: at this time, the board will convene a closed session to discuss the litigation between pacific gas and electric company. persons in the public gallery, please vacate the chamber as the clerk prepares the room for closed section. thank you very much. the board will reconvene to open session after the closed session is complete.