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i'm not sure if any of our veterans are wanting to speak. we sometimes have a shy bunch. but i would like to thank them for their service. it takes a lot of courage to really put your hand up and say that you're willing to honor and serve the united states of america and to know some of the tragedies that folks experience coming back, a lot of, you know, our veterans are vietnam-era veterans, so that was not a particularly welcoming time for folks to serve in the united states military. a lot of folks were not treated well, and especially a lot of veterans of color, who endured racism in the military, but as well as when they returned home, so i would just like to say thank you for them and all that they do, and also just to honor and see them get up every day, get up, put one foot in front of the other is inspiration and hope for all of us that work here and work for them. with that, i'd like to say thank you to supervisor stefani for recognizing our veterans and i know we have veterans in many of your districts here for the board of supervisors and just thank you for your time today. [ applause ]
>> my name is richard hollingsworth, and i'd like to say thank you all. thanks, that's it. [ applause ] >> hi, my name is robin love and i also work for soars. i'm very close to 60, but i'm still that 19-year-old marine, and my heart flutters when i see a flag blowing in the wind. i like to see people serving and helping one another. it's my life goal. i didn't really realize that until i became a marine, but like tramicia said, putting one foot forward every day is worth it if you get to serve and you get to be around like-minded people like yourself and so i would like to thank you for being a like-minded person, like swartz, and just thank you for just giving us the opportunity to be here and be recognized. thank you.
>> president yee: okay, next up is supervisor fewer. >> supervisor fewer: thank you very much, president yee. last but not least, i'd like to invite youth leaders, cheyenne, charles peacock, chante allen from 100% college prep up to the podium, please, as well as director diane gray and associate director lane. colleagues, i'm honored today -- come on up. thanks. colleagues, i'm honored today to recognize an organization that has been deeply rooted and invested in providing academic resources for students from low wealth and underserved communities to become empowered as college-ready students. 100% college prep, a program a bayview association for youth was founded in 1999 by cousins jackie cohen and diane gray, and
i actually had the opportunity to first meet diane shortly after that. 100% college prep began with the goal of supporting african-american students to reach college and has really grown into a powerful organization championing predominantly black first-generation college students both academically and wholistically. the program has graduated over 120 alumni, who now have bachelor's and graduate degrees. this amazing program promotes lifelong learning and supports students to uplift their academic careers and their communities. they were the first organization to specifically tackle the racial achievement gap at the san francisco unified school district. and 100% college prep forged a strong partnership with san francisco state university step to college program, where students participate in dual enrollment, earning up to ten
college credits, getting a jump start on college. i am absolutely thrilled to honor 100% college prep as an organization, in particular some of their phenomenal youth leaders today during black futures month. i know cheyenne, charles, chante would like to share a few words, so i will turn it over to them. >> hello, hello. i'm a student of the 100% college prep and also step to college, and i've been part of the 100% club since the sixth grade. they weren't accepting sixth graders at the time, but, you know, they accepted me, and i'm very honored. i participated and i am a cofounder for brothers making change, for short, b.m.c., and i'm part of the organization that says "solutions over suspensions," if you're familiar with that. also, i'm a co-facilitator for the board of education, today
suspensions for students of color have gone down dramatically, and we are very proud of that. and this is all over the school districts in san francisco, something that we're very proud of. i continue to be the youth leader every day, and i'm just honored to have this, and i'm thankful for supervisor fewer and also mr. shamann walton here, you know, they are very influential to me, and i hope to be there some day and reach their achievement. so thank you. [ applause ] >> hello, supervisors. my name is cheyenne. i'm an 11th grader at city arts and tech high school. i've been a member of the 100% college prep since the seventh grade. i've gone from being an average student to honor student by attending the 100% after-school
program for tutoring and working with my student success coach. i'm also looking forward to attend my second historical college, black college tour. without 100%, i wouldn't be the student i am today. thank you, supervisor fewer, for this award to 100% college prep. [ applause ] >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name's charles peacock. i attend ida b. wills high school and i'll graduate this year. i just joined 100% this year. the program has helped set future goals with my student success coach and put me on the path to a career in construction. through this step to college class, i am a student at san francisco state and have applied for five scholarships to attend college next year, so i just
thank you, supervisors, fewer, for recognizing 100% college prep. [ applause ] >> hello, supervisors. my name's chante allen, and i'm a junior at city arts and tech high school. i've been with the 100% college prep since i was in the seventh grade, as well, and ever since then i've been attending their tutor programs, and i was a student in their step to college class, and i've earned ten credits for college. last semester with their help i earned a 4.0 gpa, and my career of choice -- [ applause ] -- is to become a ceo of a multimillion dollar company. thank you, supervisor fewer, for your accommodation and recognizing 100% college prep. thank you. [ applause ] >> well, i was just going to let
our youth speak, because that speaks for itself, but my name is diane grey, i'm the cofounder and executive director of 100% college prep, and it's certainly an honor to be here, certainly an honor to be recognized, but the work is standing behind us. the real work that we do, and so we do what needs to be done in our community, and that's how my cousin and i started it, just being volunteers and filling a need. and so that's what we do, and so many of our students have graduated from college, we had our first ph.d last year right there from the community, and so we're going to continue to do this work in partnership with so many other organizations in the community and also throughout the city, as well as government agencies, as well, so we thank you again for this honor and thank you so much, supervisor fewer, that i've known for a very long time.
she even did some parent right workshops at our center back in the day, so we are all connected. thank you so much. [ applause ] >> president yee: okay, thank you. no, supervisor fewer's last but not least. okay. first of all, i want to really thank all the supervisors here for picking, choosing, such great candidates for today's black history month honorees. and for me, today i am thrilled
to honor city college student gudu keir, a recent immigrant from ethiopia, gudu's story is one that reflects many immigrants' stories in america. he moved to the u.s. to pursue higher education and work hard in pursuit of better opportunities and a better life. since moving to the u.s. only a year ago, enrolling in his third semester at city college, he has already impressed his professors and supervisors by his work ethic, attitude, and character. the chancellor's office recommended guru to my office as an excellent candidate for the black history month. several of his instructors and supervisors had many great things to say about him. beyond being a thoughtful student, who is always eager to take new challenges, he also
serves as the appointed senator of the associated student council, works the maximum allowed hours for the matriculation team, while being a full-time student. and he also tutors his fellow students in math at the learning assistance center. he also joined just one, the memorial scholarship, a competitive scholarship awarded to a current city college international student in the basis of economic achievement. expert curricular activities, leadership, and financial need. the purpose of the award is to encourage international students to pursue studying business. faculty and staff describe him as a strong team player, a person of integrity, and a joy to have a class, who works
quietly and diligently. finally, i'd like to share a few comments from one of the faculty members at the -- at city college, at gudu. matriculation department supervisor teresa chang said, "i hired gudu and he came from simple means in ethiopia and never stops pushing himself to be better. everything he does, he does with an eye to making his mom proud. guru never gives up, he's tenacious and can overcome any obstacle. he's kind to everyone and is known for his infectious smile. gudu is an optimistic and is positive even on a bad day. he's supportive and always willing to help.
he lives with an aunt and babysits the children in the house and keeps fit with his exercise. he just competed in his first spartan athlete challenge, athletics challenge, and, boy, makes me feel like i'm a sloucher here. so i want to congratulate gudu on this recognition and we wish you the best as you continue your excellence as a student leader at city college. you really remind us how proud we are to be a city and county of hardworking and optimistic immigrants, and i'm sure you'll follow my footsteps in terms of going to city college, to cal, where you want to go. and i hope to see you there next year. the floor is yours. >> thank you. good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, i'm extremely honored and grateful for this
recognition. >> please, speak directly into the microphone, thank you. >> i'm extremely grateful and honored for this recognition. i want to say thank you to city college san francisco for nominating me and president norman yee for honoring me with this special recognition. ladies and gentlemen, when i, as a very proud recipient who's standing here before you, but i would not have been able to do this without the inspiration i got from my colleagues and seniors, but my inspiration, however, is not limited just to them, but to my home and roots. you may know it as ethiopia, where it has been immortalized as many legends, stories, and history books. celebrating this year's black history month, we all, as we should, remember and praise the people who gave up their precious lives for me to stand
here before you. even though we acknowledge we've come a long way as people, there's still work that needs to be done. finally, i really want to say thank you to my fellow student colleagues and advisers and associate student council on the campus to give me the opportunity to be involved in my school as a student senator and a member of the student government. and which i have strived and will continue to strive to make all students' voice heard and better the school that i am so highly appreciative for. lastly, i want to say thank you to my wonderful family, friends, and my mom, who unfortunately couldn't be here, who all have supported me tirelessly in order for me to achieve my goals. even though this might be my first recognition, this won't be my last, but this always will have a place of honor on my
item. could you call item no. 37? >> clerk: items 37 through 40 comprise the public hearing of persons interested in the determination of exemption from environmental review under the california environmental quality act issued as a categorical exemption by the planning department on may 10, 2018, for the proposed project at 2831-3833 pierce street to remodel a three-story, two-unit building and construct the addition of a fourth floor. item 38 is the motion to affirm the department's determination. item 39 is the motion to conditionally reverse the department's determination, and item 40 is the motion to direct the preparation of findings. >> president yee: okay. thank you. colleagues, we have before us, and if you on the determination of exemption from environmental
review for the projects at 2831-2833 pierce street in district 2. for this hearing we will be considering the adequacy, accuracy, sufficiency, and completeness of the planning department's environmental review determination for the project at 2831-33 pierce street. without objection, we will proceed as follows, up to ten minutes for a presentation for the appellants or appellants' representative, ten minutes for the speaker in support of the views, up to ten minutes for presentation from the planning department, up to ten minutes for the project sponsor or their representative to speak, then two minutes per speaker in opposition to the appeal.
and finally up to three minutes for rebuttal from the appellants or appellants' representative. colleagues, are there any objections to proceeding this way? seeing no objections, public hearing is now open. supervisor stefani, do you have any remarks you would like to share? >> supervisor stefani: yes, i'm sorry, president yee. i wanted to, based on some last-minute conversations, ask for a continuance, actually. i know you opened the hearing, but if we could have a continuance of this matter for one week. i'm sorry to ask it last minute. i wasn't planned to do this, but if we could have a week's continuance. >> president yee: continuance until when? >> supervisor stefani: one-week continuance. >> president yee: that's the date -- so did you want to continue this to march 5th? >> supervisor stefani: yes, please. >> president yee: is there a
second? seconded by supervisor peskin. >> supervisor peskin: thank you, president yee, i am a cause for the last-minute continuance request and so i'm happy to second it and look forward to visiting with supervisor stefani and appellant and project sponsor in the intervening week. >> president yee: thank you. so what i'd like to do now is, if there's any public comments on the continuance, step on up if you have any. i see no public comments, so public comments is now closed. is there -- should we take roll call or can we take this same house, same call? >> clerk: same house, same call, mr. president. >> president yee: same house, same call, the motion is passed. that will bring us now to -- can you call the next items, please?
>> clerk: yes, items 11 and 12, mr. president? >> president yee: yes. >> clerk: items 11 and 12 approve two contract modifications on behalf of the airport commission. item 11 modifies modification no. 4 to the airport extension and improvements program for project management supports services to extend the term by 555 calendar days through october 31, 2020, and to increase the contract amount by $6.3 million for a total not to exceed $16.3 million. and item 12 approves modification no. 9 for the terminal 1 center renovation project with acjv for project management support services to extend the term by four years and eight months from may 1, 2019, through december 31, 2023, and to increase the contract amount for a not to exceed $61
million. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take these items same house, same call? without objection, these resolutions are adopted unanimously. madam clerk, next item, please. >> clerk: item 13 is an emergency declaration to approve the emergency declaration of director of public works pursuant to administrative code to repair damaged sewer system in the vicinity of third street. >> president yee: same house, same call? without objection, adopted unanimously. please call items 14 and 15. >> clerk: items 14 and 15 called together are two resolutions from the united states department of justice grants to retroactively authorize the police department to accept and expend an $800,000 grant to improve the collection management and analysis of crime gun evidence from october 1, 2018, through september 30, 2021, and item 15 retroactively
authorizes the police department to accept and expend a $61,000 grant increase to the fiscal year 2018 dna capacity enhancement and backlog reduction program grant funds for the new total of $367,000 to be used to upgrade software, purchase laboratory equipment, and provide continuing education training for dna analysts from january 1, 2019, through december 31, 2020. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take these same house -- supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: thank you. just my usual question either to the sponsor or the police department relative to why this is retroactive to october 1st of 2018. >> president yee: is there a representative? yes. >> good afternoon, i'm patrick wong with the san francisco police department. i'm the grants manager. the reason that it's retroactive
is merely because of the start date for the grant programs. for the -- hold on. for the grant from the u.s. department of justice bureau of justice assistance, the crime investigation center, we received a notice of the award on october 1, and because of the timing of putting forth the grant resolution before the police commission and scheduling it for the budget and finance committee, all that took time, and the retroactive only pertains to the start date. we have not expended any funds or started on the activities of either program. >> supervisor peskin: thank you.
>> president yee: colleagues, can we take these items same house, same call? without objection, these resolutions are adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call the next item. >> clerk: item 16 is a resolution to approve amendment no. 2 to the grant agreement between the city and the san francisco marin food bank to provide the food assistance program to older adults and adults with disabilities from july 1, 2017, to june 30, 2022 for a new total not to exceed amount of approximately $11.3 million and to further authorize the executive director of the human services agency to execute the amendment. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call items no. 17. >> clerk: item 17 is a resolution to authorize the tax collector to sell at public auction certain parcels of tax-defaulted real property. >> president yee: okay, colleagues, can we take this
same house, same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call items 18 through 20. >> clerk: items 18 through 20 are three resolutions to reimburse future expenditures of future bonded indebtedness to submit an application and related documents to the california debt limit allocation committee to permit the issuance of residential mortgage revenue bonds in an aggregate principle amount for item 18 not to exceed $160 million for parcell e-2 on pier 70, 185 maryland street. item 19, not to exceed $48 million through 710-760 la playa street and item 20, not to exceed $40 million for 22, 102, and 106 south park street. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take these items same house, same call? without objection, these resolutions are adopted
unanimously. madam clerk, please call item 21. >> clerk: authorize the office of cannabis on behalf of the city to apply for state grant funding under the california cannabis equity act of 2018. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take this same house, same call? without objection. this resolution is passed unanimously. next item, please. >> clerk: item 22, resolution to authorize the city to submit applications for payment programs and related authorizations by california department of resources recycling and recovery for the purpose of safely managing and reducing household hazardous waste and used motor oil and promoting opportunities for beverage containers, recycling, and litter cleanup. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take this same house, same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, next item, please. >> clerk: item 23 is a resolution to approve and authorize a second amendment to the existing permit with another
planet entertainment llc for the production of the annual outside lands music festival to extend the term for an additional ten years until 2031 and modify provisions to the permit fee, rent payments and outreach to determine the ceqa determination, and, mr. president, we added a note on the agenda that due to a pending appeal of the categorical exemption under the california environmental quality act for this amendment, this matter cannot be acted upon until the appeal is resolved. i understand a motion may be made to have this continued. >> president yee: supervisor fewer? >> supervisor fewer: thank you, president yee. i understand an appeal has been filed for the proposed outside lands festival use permit. due to the depending appeal under ceqa for this amendment, i would like to motion to refer this matter to a later date to april 2, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. >> president yee: okay.
april 2nd? >> supervisor fewer: april 2nd. >> president yee: thank you, motion is made. is there a second? seconded by supervisor safai. >> clerk: mr. president, i'll add, supervisor fewer, you are not making a 3:00 p.m. special order? >> supervisor fewer: no. >> clerk: thank you. >> supervisor fewer: thank you. >> president yee: okay. without objection, this item will be continued to the meeting of april 2nd. madam clerk, please call the next item. >> clerk: item 24 is a resolution to authorize the director of public works to execute agreements with the california department of transportation pertaining to the jefferson street improvements phase ii project for the amount of approximately $6.7 million. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call items 25 and 26 together. >> clerk: items 25 and 26 called
together are two labor management agreements for the department of human resources, two resolutions to authorize for item 25 a workers' compensation alternative dispute resolution labor management agreement with the san francisco firefighters association local 798 with an initial term of three years to commence following approval by the board and continuing year-to-year thereafter in one-year terms, and for item 26, to authorize a workers' compensation alternative dispute resolution with the san francisco police officers association with an initial term of three years and continuing year to year thereafter in one-year terms. >> president yee: okay, colleagues, can we take these items same house, same call? without objection, these resolutions are adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call item no. 27. >> clerk: item 27 is a resolution to respond to the partial federal government shutdown to affirm san
francisco's solidarity with federal workers and urging the mayor and the city departments to assist those impacted by the shutdown. >> president yee: supervisor haney? >> supervisor haney: yeah, we have some amendments that just got passed out. they are very simple, reflecting that the shutdown's over and that we'll be encouraging these types of actions by the city in future, hopefully doesn't happen, but if there are future government shutdowns. i want to move those amendments. >> president yee: okay. so there's been a motion to -- for amendments. is there a second? second by supervisor stefani. without any objection, we'll take these amendments. colleagues, can we take this same house, same call as amended? seeing no objection, the resolution as amended is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call items
28 and 29 together. >> clerk: items 28 and 29 are two resolutions to amend the planning code to landmark designations, 460 arguello boulevard, aka theodore roosevelt middle school as a landmark and item 29, 2728 bryant street, sunshine school, as a landmark and affirm the ceqa determination and to make the appropriate findings. >> president yee: okay, colleagues, can we take this same house, same call? without objection, the ordinances are passed unanimously on first reading. madam clerk, please call the next item. >> clerk: item 30 is an ordinance to amend the planning code to rezone a portion of 170 valencia street from a residential transit district, r.t.o., to moderate scale transit district to establish uniform zoning for the site and determine ceqa determination and
to make the appropriate findings. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take this same house, same call? without objection, this ordinance is passed unanimously on first reading. next item, please. >> clerk: item 31 is an ordinance to waive permit and inspection fees and a public works hearing for the installation of a plaque at one location on the silver avenue sidewalk to accept the plaque and commemorate former hillcrest elementary school student selena lamb and to affirm the ceqa determination. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take this same house, same call? without objection, this ordinance is passed unanimously on first reading. madam clerk, please call the next item. >> clerk: item 32 is an ordinance to amend section 191 of the planning code regarding the conversion of medical cannabis dispensary uses to retail cannabis uses and expand the expiration date to affirm the ceqa determination and to make the appropriate findings.
>> president yee: colleagues, can we take this same house, same call? without objection. this ordinance is passed unanimously on first reading. madam clerk, please call item no. 33. >> clerk: item 33 is an ordinance to amend the police code to rescind the authorization for the police department's membership with the national rifle association or nra and to terminate the collection of tournament fees for the nra. >> president yee: supervisor stefani? >> supervisor stefani: thank you, president yee. colleagues, the day we heard this item in committee was the one-year anniversary of the parkland shooting that killed 17 people, 14 students, and three educators. today, as this item is before the board, it is the seven-year anniversary of the killing of trayvon martin. trayvon was shot and killed while walking home from a florida convenience store. his killer was exonerated by the state's stand your ground law, which promotes a shoot-first, ask questions later mentality. the nra has promoted stand your
ground laws throughout the country and is responsible for proudly promulgating this dangerous mentality that's taken many lives, including trayvon's. the nra insights domestic terrorism, as witnessed in the latest copy of the nra's magazine that features a story with the words "target practice" next to a photo of speaker nancy pelosi with gabby giffords in the background. as you recall, congresswoman giffords was shot in the head eight years ago last month. six people were killed that day and 13 people were wounded. before gabby was shot, proud nra member sarah palin had gabby's district on a targeted list showing it to be in the crosshairs of a gun site over her district. the ordinance before you today would rescind the police department's authority to be a member of the nra and to collect tournament fees on behalf of the nra in connection with holding firearms tournaments. i want to thank chief scott and the san francisco police department for supporting this
ordinance and for not engaging with the nra for years. we all know that words matter, and i want the nra removed from our police code to avoid any possibility of legitimizing this toxic and dangerous organization. my goal really is to make the nra the pay phone of lobbyists, rarely seen, hardly necessary, and ancient history. i want to thank my fellow members, chair mandelman and supervisor walton for passing this out of committee with recommendation and to the rest of my colleagues, i urge your support. >> president yee: supervisor ronen? >> supervisor ronen: could i get down as co-sponsor, please? >> president yee: of course. supervisor walton? >> supervisor walton: i just wanted to be added as a co-sponsor. >> president yee: supervisor mar? >> supervisor mar: yeah, i'd like to be added as a co-sponsor, too, and thank supervisor stefani for her leadership on not just this ordinance, but these very important issues.
thank you. >> president yee: okay, supervisor stefani, if i hadn't already indicated, i want to be a co-sponsor. i want to be co-sponsor. okay, anybody -- supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: i'd like to be added as a co-sponsor, as well. >> president yee: supervisor brown, supervisor fewer, supervisor peskin, supervisor mandelman. i guess there's no objection to this. so that's unanimous in terms of everybody being a co-sponsor, so without objection, this ordinance is passed unanimously in first reading. madam clerk, next item, please. >> clerk: item 34 is a resolution to support california state senate bill no. 23 authored by senator scott weiner and co-authored but multiple assembly members including
members david chu and phil ting to expand the definition of vehicle burglary to include any unlawful entry. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take this -- supervisor brown? >> supervisor brown: yes, thank you, president yee. i just want to thank senator weiner for bringing this bill, sb 23, forward and also my co-sponsor on the board of soups, supervisor stefani, supervisor stefani, mar, and walton. i just wanted to give a couple of facts about this particular sb-23. san francisco has the highest rate of property crime in the state, and in 2017 there were over 32,000 auto burglaries in san francisco. the city's property crime rate is over double the statewide average. i receive calls every week from my constituents asking what is
city hall doing about the car break-in epidemic and i imagine other supervisors are getting the same kind of calls. my constituents are frustrated and want us to do something to help them get relief. what sb-23 does, it clarifies the definition of auto burglary, defines auto burglary as entering a vehicle unlawfully with the intent to commit theft. it also removes a wide loophole currently when a suspect auto burglar is arrested, prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the vehicle was locked. problematic, often victims are unable to attend a hearing to testify. they may be tourists who have returned home, or they may be residents who cannot take time off from work or school to testify. additionally, many folks do not have the -- have comprehensive insurance or their comprehensive insurance is too expensive, so
they are forced to pay out of pocket to repair their smashed windows. sb-23 does not increase penalties for anyone convicted for auto burglary. what this does is it closed the loophole, removing a barrier to provide proving the obvious, that a window was broken to gain entry to a locked vehicle. sadly, car break-ins are now epidemic in california cities, and we have to be smart when parking, but san franciscans and tourists shouldn't have to think twice any time we consider parking. no one should. broken glass ought to be enough to prove forced entry. that's just common sense. thank you. >> president yee: okay, thank you. colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call? without objection, this resolution's adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call the next item. >> clerk: item 35 is an
ordinance to amendment the administrative code from prohibiting police officers from questioning persons 17 years of age or younger and demand responsible adults be given access to youth while primp police officers are questioning the youth. >> president yee: supervisor ronen? >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much, colleagues. first i want to thank everyone who sponsored or co-sponsored this legislation. this legislation is about protecting the rights of children and youth in the city when they come into contact with the police. it mandates all youth under 18 consult with legal representation before they can be interrogated by police or before they can waive their miranda rights. it also requires that a responsible adult, such as a parent or a caregiver, have the opportunity to be present when a young person is in police custody and being questioned or talked to by the police. i have passed around some small
technical edits that the city attorney made after this item was heard in committee, as well as one important addition. we are naming this law after our beloved public defender jeff adachi. jeff worked closely with our office on this law from the very beginning, together with patty lee. among his many accomplishments, he was a champion for youth rights and juvenile justice reform and did incredibly important work to protect the civil liberties of our young people. therefore, on page 3 it now reads "this chapter, 96-c, shall be known as the jeff adachi youth rights ordinance." these increased protections for youth are unprecedented. if we pass this today, san francisco will have the strongest laws in the country protecting children and youth in police custody. [ please stand by ]
colleagues, can we take this ordinance as amended and pass it -- take the same house same call? okay. without objection, the ordinance as amended has passed unanimously on first reading. madame clerk, please call the next item. >> item 36 is a motion to appoint annmarie fortier, bunny elizabeth rosenberg and brian vanhorn, terms ending april 30th, 2020 and nina irani, april 30th, 2021, to the commission of animal control and welfare. >> okay. colleagues, can we take this item say house same call? without objection, this motion is approved unanimously. madame clerk, let's go right into roll call. >> will call for introductions. you are first up to introduce new business, supervisor peskin.
>> thank you, madame clerk. i want to thank all the cosponsors for their support of the resolution i am introducing today for next week charge or adoption without community reference calendar supporting california state assembly bill 1161, which our entire legislative delegation has sponsored a simile member two, senator weiner, and assembly member tang. rarely in politics do things move this quickly, but our legislative delegation has actually authored legislation that would extend consumer protections for the practice of balanced billing, not only at san francisco general hospital, but throughout the state of california, so i again want to thank the media for shining a light on this, and for the courageous testimony that we all heard at the government audit
and oversight committee, and again yesterday across the street in the governor charge a conference room from patients who, like our president, and a number member of this body, were balanced build. i also, relative to a few more words about public defender jeff adachi, like supervisor ronen, i want to cite that we worked closely together on the legislation that will come before this body to check the unchecked surveillance industry, and i just wanted to -- i forgot to mention that in my earlier comments, and finally, i have introduced a request for a hearing pursuant to section 3.100 of the charter, as to the mayor's appointment of somebody named scott health board to the retirement board, and they look fuller to hearing about his
qualifications and experience in front of the rules committee pursuant to florida rule to .18.3. the rest i will submit. >> thank you supervisor peskin. supervisor ronen? >> thank you, madame clerk. today i rise on a couple of issues. first of all, i want to acknowledge that supervisor walton, wherever he is, and i have been dealing with some seriously vexing issues in our district, pertains to illegal dumping. we have, based on 311 data, and also from my own experiences can speaking with constituents, a significant, significant volume of individuals and 311 calls as it pertains to illegal dumping all over district ten and 11. today, he and i are asking, and requesting the city attorney to
begin drafting legislation as it pertains to construction and demolition waste. if you've -- if you recall, we had a hearing about a year and a half ago regarding the zero waste goals, in the first piece of the step we took was our mandatory recycling and composting legislation. that was supported unanimously by this body. i think i -- i think all of my colleagues that supported that, but part of the hearing in that conversation was about how we are going to achieve a zero waste in san francisco, and one of the last areas of concern was large refuse generators, if you recall, those large buildings that produce their less than 1% of the account holders in the city, yet they produce over 20% of the volume that we send to landfill. a second piece of that is construction and demolition waste, and so we are asking the city attorney to work, to begin drafting legislation, and
working with the environment, working with supervisor walton and the mayor's office. we are very concerned about achieving our zero waste goals, and at the same time, dealing with laws that choose to dump on our streets, rather than using the appropriate channels. we believe that reforming this process, whether they are small contractors are large contractors, and having them go through a more certified process and oversight, we will begin to really tackle the amount of illegal dumping that happens in our respective districts, particularly district ten and 11. well at the same time, helping to achieve our environmental goals as part of the environmental agenda, or is more popularly -- popularly called today, the green agenda. and having that is the last piece of that. so we look forward to working with the city attorney on that. the second piece is, we are working on our a.d.u. legislation. we have asked for a 90 day extension. this ain't the legislation that
we introduced is conforming to state law. we have some pyrite requirements that have been enabled through state legislation, and he knew to conform to that, but we want to ensure the historic preservation commission and the planning department have had an opportunity to work. we are asking for a 90 day extension on that. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor stefani. >> thank you, madame clerk. as you know, they ended their service in san francisco on february 1st, 2019 period. chariot reported 3500 writers use their two busiest lives in district 1200 the morning and evening rush hour. the significant number of constituents and commuters in need of transportation. i'm calling for a hearing to islam examine the impact sufficiently it shut down on transportation in san francisco, including had chariot writers have adopted to the loss of the surface, and to explain the steps the sfmta is taken to provide transportation options to former riders and requesting
the sfmta to report. earlier this month, as you know, chariot did and all of his operations, ending a key transportation service in san francisco that many people in my district have relied upon. a key take away from chariot shutdown is that it is externally difficult to privatize public transportation. it requires a subsidy that obviously they cannot afford. nonetheless, thousands of people took chariot shuttles to commute to get around the city. chariot arose because we need that was not covered by many mobile transit system or any other forms of transportation in the city. some chose chariot because it was faster than our own any mobile system. others opted for chariot is a more affordable and environmentally from the way to travel down their own cars or t.n.c. either way, chariot users benefited from the surface, and they do not have it now. we need to adapt and accommodate all our residents no longer have shuttle service yes, i did ask whether or not the current system can accommodate his thousands of users, and what
steps we need to take to provide these writers transportation alternatives. we also need to learn why writers opted for chariot of their other options in the first place, and what lessons we can learn from chariot service to improve our own system. while this venture did not exceed, it demonstrated an unmatched demand from transit in san francisco, a demand that is critical to fixing congestion on the street as combating climate change. i would like to thank clear me robredo her leadership following the closure. she initiated -- initiated the city drive program to expedite the process. this program will help address operator shortage, improve transit service across the city, and connect people with jobs. i look for to hearing from the sfmta as to how we can accommodate these writers and improve upon our public transportation service. i'm also introducing a resolution today in support of sv 281, introduced by senator scott weiner that would ban gun shows at the cow palace, and create a joint powers authority to oversee the area. 182017, you had the highest
number of gun deaths in the last 20 years. america has a gun homicide right mac 25 times higher of its pure nations, and over 100 lives are lost every day. mass shootings have become so commonplace that they are sometimes not even mentioned by the media get just last week in hamilton, some thought there was a gun, and it caused pandemonium quickly our nation traumatized by gun violence. afraid a mask shooting may occur at a production of hamilton because why not, they had occurred in movie theaters, places of worship, concerts, bars, make clubs, college campuses, high schools, and even elementary schools. a california has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, yet we experience an unacceptable amount of gun violence and must do everything we can to turn the tide against this image of -- epidemic. on five -- five previous occasions for the california legislature has attempted to ban the cow palace gun shows. the most recent being lesser in 2018 which governor brown vetoed. and on twitter previous occasions, the legislator
attempted to ban gun shows a statewide. i'm absolutely thrilled that senator weiner introduced s.b. 281, van -- banning the sales of guns and a musician at -- ammunition at the cow palace. the governing bodies of san francisco, daily city, and san mateo county have voiced their opposition to gun shows, being held at the cow palace fairgrounds. in san francisco, specifically, does not allow gunshots to exist within its communities. i'm introducing this resolution, supporting sv 281. this bill is another step towards ending violence in california and america, i'm saving thousands of lives every year. i would like to thank supervisors brown, supervisor ronen and walton for their sponsorship in support of this resolution. lastly, i also want to thank senator weiner and a family members for co-authoring this legislation. after years of effort, i hope this bill becomes law with this miniature -- signature of governor newsome. finally, i would like to close the meeting in memory of john penny -- john connie.
i'm sorry. of the left member of our community. also known as mr. san francisco. he passed away peacefully in his sleep on thursday, february 7th. he was born in the heart of san francisco charge admission district. he attended st. john's school at sacred heart cathedral prep. he developed a love for all things san francisco. he was very proud of his irish heritage and loved to entertain with his renditions of irish poems and songs. he was passionate about his city i could always be found telling stories of growing up in san francisco to anyone who would listen. he was a lifelong fan of the giants, 40 niners, and warriors, and was incredibly proud of his mr. san francisco nickname. his life predeceased him into
thousand and six. they met at st. john's grammar school, and were married 53 years. the greatest passion in life was the left they have for their children. john touch of children are grateful to his companion, dianne, for the love and happiness he brought to him the last several years. he retired at the age of 85, just six weeks before his passing. he worked in the financial district for over 65 years. several of those as my -- with my father-in-law. the stories of being around her on the stock exchange are legendary. he was 48 years so there when he passed, and his primary purpose in life was to stay sober and help another alcoholic. this was the cornerstone of his life. his greatest passion was helping others and to show them that being sober really isn't such a bad thing. the lives he touched through the commitment of countless -- are countless any measurable. this friendship helps -- friendships helped him stay
sober for so long, and he was forever grateful. he will always be remembered for his compassion, selflessness and generosity. this summer, he stopped by my campaign headquarters with a check, flowers, and doughnuts. i know i wrote eight thank you note, we never got to think him in person. if you're listening, thank you. so many will keep coming back because of you. he had the ability to make you feel like you are the only person in the room because he genuinely cared. he had a zest for life that was contagious, and with his sparkling blue eyes, he was always able to find humor in every situation. one of his favorite sayings was ask yourself three questions, was a kind, was it truthful, was it necessary. if you couldn't say yes to all three questions, you shouldn't have said what you did. john judge and life will be celebrated as a memorial mass in daily city on monday, march 4th at 11:00 am. my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who knew and loved him. there were many, including me.
thank you. >> thank you, thank you supervisor. supervisor walton, please. >> thank you so much, madame clerk, i know we have had a chance to honor our amazing public defender, jeff adachi, but i want to put it on the record, in memoriam during this meeting, and i also want to thank my colleagues so much for your participation in honoring our young people, and the contributions of black people into they charge at meeting. i truly appreciate you all for stepping up and participating. i want to thank my amazing team for reaching out to your amazing team to make this happen today, and the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor walton. supervisor yee? >> thank you. today, i am asking for a hearing, public works safety hearing on their street cleaning truck operations.
colleagues, today i will be introducing this hearing on the safety improvement plans for the department of public works street cleaning truck operations, requesting the department of public works to report to my office. we have in working with director new roux and his staff to prepare for this hearing, which is an opportunity for the department to present their safety improvement plans in response to the in b.c. investigative report, which aired last week. i also am introducing, along with supervisor mar and fewer legislation to address the growing need for child care facilities in san francisco. we have 23,000 infants and toddlers in -- and nearly 20,000 preschoolers in the city. eighty 5% of the children