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agreement done, and of course it hasn't turned out exactly the way we thought it would, but i would say making additional revenue from this agreement is contingent on shifting from paper advertising to digital, which is something that has already happened in all of the other city advertising agreements, and i fully hear what you're saying about not loving advertising, but the reality of most advertising agreements that public -- that cities do -- new york, chicago, is that they have all gone digital, and that does generate additional revenue. so without being able to convert to digital, it would have been a more challenging conversation. but i do hear what you're saying, and i think we probably would have considered that, had we known we'd still be here amending this agreement. we're really not expecting to be in this situation. >> supervisor peskin: and relative to the public commenter's question, how many public toilets?
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>> 25. >> supervisor peskin: 25 toilets for our 50 square miles. and in the current contract, we get how much money a year? >> it varies, depending on how much money decaux makes. it's 7% of their gross, and it has been anywhere from about 750,000 to 800,000. it has gone down in the last couple of years because decaux has been losing money to other advertisers in the area, like clear channel, who have digital on both the m.t.a. kiosks and the news racks that are actually public works news racks, so there's been an emotion in decaux' market because they're not digital yet. >> supervisor mandelman: yeah. thank you, chair fewer. so i am hearing from my
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colleagues significant reservations about continuing our relationship with j.c. decaux, and i do not actually feel that i have had the opportunity to talk to folks in the castro who might be impacted by this, by my constituents who, you know, may be -- may be fine with getting j.c. decaux, and that may actually be the will of the city at this point. but i would like the opportunity to do some more consultation and hearing some other alternatives from the department. i'm comfortable not taking a vote on this date. i would like this to come back on a date certain so it would enable us to have these conversations and get us better prepared whether we're ready to make that break. i just feel i like to do a
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little bit of thinking about. >> one thing i would like -- and i'm more than happy to come and brief the -- you know, anyone who's interested on kind of where we are and what the tradeoffs are, one of the things that i would say and the reason city went down this road in the 90's was it was a way to city of capital in exchange for digital advertising? it cost money to put them in, and there's mant tans that decaux supports. i understand -- maintenance that did he taecaux supports. just so you know, if you don't support that, we'll no longer have 25 a.d.a. toilets in san francisco. to make that investment as a city is a significant amount of
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cash when we know we're wanting to fund many things and have toto make choices, which is what we want to do. >> chair fewer: sure. i don't have one in my neighborhood, and i'm sure they've requested one, which is not an issue today, so supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: i did have one question. the reason there was only one respondent to the r.f.p. was because the way the r.f.p. was written. are there other people, other companies in this field, can you address why there was only one respondent to the request for proposals. >> so when we did the prebid conference, there were two companies that twaended thatte conference. one was clear channel, and one was decaux.
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i think you're familiar that clear channel was -- has the bus shelters at the m.t.a.? and it has not been a successful contract for clear channel? and they are providing the m.t.a. for shelters and main nance for shelters that i believe are at least even to their expenses, so it's a good arrangement for the m.t.a. and perhaps not as good an arrangement for clear channel. i think because that does not work out too well for clear channel, they are not always in the business of providing street furniture in exchange for advertising rights. that's a niche that decaux has kind of carved out for itself in the advertising industry? generally speaking, those advertising companies don't provide capital furniture, you know, and maintenance often, although i do know that the
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more common mode for this is bus shelters, and i believe that in both new york and chicago, the decaux arrangement there is more around bus shelters in exchange for advertising than kiosks and toilets? but in europe, they have many of these kiosks in exchange for toilets, and in southern california, i believe there's other street furniture that decaux has provided to cities in exchange for advertising rights? does that help answer your question? >> supervisor peskin: it does. let me just ask this question a little bit differently. it seems to me there are two public policy goals here. one is to provide bathroom facilities, and the other is to make the city money, right? is that a fair -- >> or get services in exchange that are worth something to the
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city in lieu of the cash, yes. >> supervisor peskin: and the source of the money is advertising. >> correct. >> supervisor peskin: so did it ever occur to the city, what if -- i'm not a big fan of this as i stated previously, but what if we just said hey, you can go build a bunch of digital signs on market street, put that out for bid, and take that money for 25 toilets of our own. >> we can simply look at advertising rights for that. i think that as i've said before, a lot of the reason that jurisdictions go down this road is they don't want to have to make the capital investment, and so it's the capital in exchange for advertising? and i guess we'd need to decide whether we're comfortable. the thing about having the companies build and maintain these is then you are kind of moving that risk and that
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responsibility and locking it in for a period of time. and we all know that there's economic fluctuations, so from a city's perspective, they're guaranteed for a 25 or 30-year period. >> supervisor peskin: how much does a pit stop cost, and how much does it cost to staff? >> so i have the staff number readily in my head. it's about $200,000 a year just to staff one of these. i would need to look and get back to you on exactly how much it costs because there are actually different pit stop models. i think you're familiar that we cover two rec and park facilities, so sometimes we already have a facility, but most of our pit stops are the mobile kind so i would want to be able to get you accurate
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casts for the trailer and truck -- costs for the trailer and truck driver, but i'm happy to do that. >> supervisor peskin: thank you. and i know you've been staffing decaux toilets, like the one at washington square has public works staff at decaux toilets. >> they're actually staff from a nonprofit through a grant, so it's not public works staff. the only public works staff that are working on the toilets are the drivers that are bringing the toilets in in the mobile program and then taking them and storing them, so those are actually public works employees. >> supervisor peskin: thank you. >> chair fewer: supervisor stefani? >> supervisor stefani: thank you, chair fewer. through the chair, miss dawson, is there a map where all of these bathrooms for? can you send one? >> of course. >> supervisor stefani: is there an established criteria for
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where these bathrooms go? >> so this was cited when the original agreement was put in place? they were determined on the following basis, where most tourists were and there were not readily available public facilities, so you'll see a lot of them in the fisherman's wharf area. there are some on the top of twin peaks where a lot of tour buses go. there's one in u.n. plaza, civic center plaza where there just weren't access ibibility areas to go? there was, a long time ago, a sense that the toilet program could expand, and there was this ratio between the number
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of kiosks and the number of toilets. but later on, the voters passed an initiative that limited the number of kiosks, and so that is why we have 25 toilets today. we might have had more had we had a different policy decision? but that's what we have now. we could certainly look at relocating existing toilets if we felt. so there is one in the castro, for instance, there's one on washington and hyde square park, there's one at coit tower. in the one at coit tower, there's an a.d.a. accessibility issue? in coit tower, the space is very constained, and an -- constrained, and an a.d.a. accessible unit could not be built, so that's why some of
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them are where they are. km . >> chair fewer: i have a question. j.c. decaux, do they service the toilets? >> they do. >> chair fewer: so we pay the staff, and j.c. decaux doesn't pay san francisco at all for staffing. >> no. at this point, j.c. decaux does not appropriate the staffing. the city administers it throughothrough a grant, but one of the pieces of negotiation in the new contract is moving it from a city responsibility to being a decaux responsibility but with all of it still being the workforce development program and a community based program that it is today, so that will be part of the new graemagreem
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now remember, pit stops are decauxs, and there's about 20 pit stops now, but those are all -- the others are either mobile or to our rec park. >> chair fewer: okay. i think we've had enough discussion on this. i make a motion, then, to move this -- continue this item at the request of myself but also supervisor mandelman, giving a chance to speak to his community about this, to the meeting of march 13. can we take that without objection? thank you very much. thank you very much. [gavel]. >> chair fewer: madam clerk, can you please call items 16 and 17 and 18 together, please. >> clerk: yes. [agenda item read] [agenda item read] [agenda item read].
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>> chair fewer: thank you very much. no kathy widener today. >> no. kathy widener asked to be here specifically, but good afternoon. dea deanna kizon with the san francisco international airport. the proposed lease approvals
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are tweent airport and lady luck gourmet, host international, inc. i. the total minimum annual guarantees is $2,626,875 for the initial two year term. two of the initial proposers are headquartered in the bay area. notably, lady luck gourmet is the first filipino food vendor in the airport, which is why i asked to be here. >> chair fewer: thank you. let's hear from the b.l.a., please. >> these vendors were collected
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through a request for process. each tenant would pay the greater of the minimum annual guaranteed rent or a percentage rent. the leases are expected to begin as part of the terminal one project. this is an early approval of them. if the tenants payed just the minimum -- paid just the minimum annual guarantee, the initial return to the airport would be 12.6 million. the airport assumption is they will pay the greater rent rather than the minimum guarantee, and we recommend approval. >> thank you. >> chair fewer: let's open up public comment. is there any member of the public that would like to
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comment on this? seeing none, public comment is closed. any comments or questions from my colleagues? seeing none, i'll make a motion to move this to the full board with a positive recommendation. [gavel]. >> chair fewer: madam clerk, please read items 19 and 20. [agenda item read] [agenda item read]. >> chair fewer: okay.
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thank you very much. this is -- any comments, questions? nothing. let's go to budget legislative analyst, please. >> yes. the two pieces of legislation, they approve the commercial lease between the city and the department of public works for 101 hyde street, and they've approved the receipt of funding from the san francisco foundation in the amount of $1 million. this space is a temporary use pending use of the property for an affordable housing program. the lease goes through 2025. the la cocina would be expected to put in about $4.6 million in continuant improvements. we -- tenant improvements. we summarize that in our report on page four. there's a balance of about 782,000. this has not been identified
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yet that would either be additional fund raising by la cocina or a bridge loan, and we recommend approval. >> chair fewer: thank you very much. and i believe you have a presentation for us. >> thank you, chair fewer, supervisors stefani, mandelman, and peskin. hello. lisa pagan from the office of workforce development. i have slides -- hopefully -- yes, thank you. i'm here with my colleagues, mara blitzer and amy chan with the mayor's office of housing and workforce development. we have worked collaboratively on an interim use for 101 hyde street, which i'm here to talk with you about today. a little background on this really exciting project. between 2016 and 2018, the site
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at 101 hyde at golden gate nearby here was acquired by the city through a land dedication at 1066 market street? the land was donated. in addition to the land, there was a $6 million gift held by the san francisco foundation of which 1 million was dedicated for an interim use for the site while it was waiting the development to move forward for an affordable housing and 5 million for affordable housing which is still held by the san francisco foundation for that project. the city issued an r.f.p. for community serving interim use, and we selected la cocina? this is -- this is at hyde and golden gate. so the proposal is -- for the
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interim use is 7500 square foot food hall -- oh, excuse me, did it not show? no, it's not showing. let's see...i'm not sure if that's my end or their end. sfgovtv? >> chair fewer: yes. we're just waiting for sfgovtv to show this. >> a 7500 food hall is proposed with a kitchen? there'll be one permanent and seven rotating food vendors. it'll be a welcome and vibrant space on a very tough corner that our service has worked for many years on in the market c.b.d. so this will be really welcoming, a new affordable
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eating for the tenderloin residents. it will help with neighborhood outreach and serving as a liaison to the tenderloin neighborhood for this project, and i have a plan here, which is hard to see on the video, but hopefully, you can see it closer up front, with the kiosks and the commercial kitchen, you see the seating areas which would be available for the community for events, actually, as a community center type space. so the lease terms for this interim use as was explained by the budget legislative analysis, it's going to expire in -- december 31, 2025, so ideally, the term would be approximately march 2019, depending on if the lease is approved -- or recommended for approval and then approved at the board. the monthly rent is $1,000 plus
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5% of net income, which would begin upon the issuance of the temporary certificate of occupancy? la cocina is responsible for the tenant improvements and all costs associated with operating the premises under the lease that we have negotiated? so in addition, the project timeline is that the start of construction is estimated to be may 2019 if the interim lease is approved, and they'd like to complete the tenant improvements by november, have a soft launch in december and open in january 2020 for the community? and then, the mayor's office of housing and community development is here to answer additional questions if you have about the proposed housing
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development? and there's also an accept and expend grant as part of this in order to release the $1 million from the san francisco foundation for this project. >> chair fewer: thank you. any questions or comments from my colleagues? seeing none, let's open this up for public comment. there are any members of the public that would like to comment on items 19 or 20. >> hello. i'm the director of the project. thank you, lisa. she captured it really well. thank you to mara's team, as well. in addition to all those great stuff, we also expect to hire 30 to 40 people from the tenderloin area. we have a commit -- we have commit -- we are committed to hire 75% from the neighborhood, and we expect to create about
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$4 million in revenue through the market hall. i hope that the supervisors will approve this loan, this lease, skm we' lease, and we're very confident that we can make this happen. la cocina has been working with woman for the last several years in businesses. we have over 30 brick and mortar restaurants opened by women, which over 90% are still open. this is something that no other organization in the bay area can claim to. so we hope to also be the provide of healthy food options in the neighborhood. >> chair fewer: thank you very much. next speaker, please.
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>> jennifer fremont from the coalition on homelessness. there was a lot of concerns, much like the monster in the mission, and we were called -- calling it the t-rex in the tenderloin. the company was going to be -- the developers were making a lot of money and really doing the bare minimum. so there was a lot of work in the community to force the developer to do some stuff to mitigate. they were not too comfortable with having poor people on their site, and it ended up buying this building and giving the additional money to san francisco foundation. now, the interim use stuff, from our understanding is a lot of folks that were involved in
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this was it wasn't going to slow down the creation of the housing. there were interim use, but things were going to move full steam ahead. with proposition c, there's an option to having this housing be put in quicker. i think there needs to have some conversations about that because i don't think any of us imagined that. also, two years have already passed, so this has been a very lengthy, long thing that is potentially going to be causing even further delay. so we'd appreciate some more conversation about this. thank you. >> chair fewer: thank you very much. any other comments from my colleagues? so yes, this is a seven-year lease, and we love la cocina, however, this community was promised an affordable housing site on this site, and a seven-year lease is a very long
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period of time. and so i am not comfortable actually passing this out of committee today because what the community and the members of the board were promised during the last budget cycle, it was a two-year temporary use, and then, those plans were 100% affordable housing. so i think i'd like to have more conversation on this. i'd like to continue this item -- oh, supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: i just wanted to also add not just prop c, which is subject to litigation, but as we know, the mayor and the board are contemplating what at a minimum would be a $300 million general obligation bond for affordable housing on this november's ballot, so i just wanted to add that to the conversation. >> chair fewer: excuse me one second. so i see supervisor haney, which is a cosponsor of this, is in the room.
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supervisor haney, would you like to speak on this item? oh, you can actually come in here, supervisor. >> supervisor haney: oh. >> chair fewer: miss wong. >> supervisor haney: sorry for crashing the party. i think that i support what -- your comments in terms of continuing this and spending a little more time working with the community on it and talking about the length of the lease. obviously, we want to see that site activated right away.
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it's really a shame of sort of what has happened to that block as it's been a building that is really shuttered, and the community wants to see it activated. with that said, there's a commitment to have affordable housing and some of the opportunities that we have for funding may have shifted a little bit with the bond and prop c and other things, so -- eraf. so i'd love to be able to have some time to spend with oewd, with la cocina, with mohcd and with the community to see what the right time frame is. we want them to happen now, but as soon as we're ready to build housing, we want to be able to do that. i would respectfully ask, as you said, be continued. >> chair fewer: would the meeting of march 13 work for you? that's two weeks from now. >> supervisor haney: that would be great, yeah. >> chair fewer: so i make a motion to move this item to the meeting of march 13. >> clerk: for clarification,
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both items? >> chair fewer: yes, both items, 19 and 20. thank you, supervisor haney. madam clerk, are there any other items before us today? >> clerk: there are no other items. >> chair fewer: thank you very much. the meeting is adjourned. [gavel]
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>> good afternoon, and welcome to the land use and transportation committee of the san francisco board of supervisors for today, february 25th, 2019. i am the chair of the committee, supervisor aaron peskin, joined by matt haney, and sandra lee fewer. i wanted to start this meeting, as we will tomorrow, at the full board of supervisors, by taking a moment of silence for our public defender who passed away on friday evening, jeff adochi. i rarely do things like that, but i miss him dearly. our clerk is ms. erica major. ms. major, do you have any announcements?
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>> yes. please make sure to silence all cell phones and all electronic documents. le electronic devices. >> chairman: thank you, ms. major, and i'd like to acknowledge that we're joined by supervisor stefie, who is four minutes tardy. >> item number one is an ordinance for many of the buildings who are vacant to pay annual restoration fees at the time of registration, update the penalty for violations, and affirming appropriate findings. >> chairman: thank you, ms. major. before i turn the microphone over to supervisor fewer, i want to thank her because this is one of the rare instances where an ordinance has been co-sponsored by every
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single member of the board of supervisors. so supervisor fewer, i think you and your staff are on to something. and with that, the floor is yours. that's not on a meeting -- we can co-sponsor whatever we want, as long as it is not a ballot measure. >> thank you, chair peskin. most of the thanks, i think, goes to my legislative aide for working so hard on this, and something that we recognize is a problem not only in our district, but in all of the districts in san francisco. i'm excited to be moving forward on this legislation and ask you for your support in sending this committee today with a positive recommendation to the full board. when this item was before you on february 4th, i spoke about how we got here and why it is so important. on that date this committee approved two amendments at this legislation. in order to clarify the refund amount for property
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owners who lease out their property within one year of paying the annual registration fee, and to require a third-party licensed professional, rather than d.b.i., to conduct annual inspections on vacant properties to ensure they're maintaining the exterior and interior of the property up to code. my office worked closely with d.b.i. on this legislation, and they will simplify implementation without excess administrative burden. once again the purpose of this legislation is to increase the accuracy and affectiveness of vacant store fronts, to ensure they're propertyly prompted identified to remain safe, to avoid hazards and nuisances resulting from being vacant or abandoned. this ord nan will do the follow: ensure all vacant storefronts are properly identified and registered
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regardless of whether the property is being aver advertised or release. and to monitor or enforce registration requirements at the time of registration, and penalties for failure to register, and requiring annual inspections of vacant storefronts to ensure they remain safe and do not pose a hazard. i would like to thank the building inspection commission and the small businesses commission to their positive recommendations and all ten of my colleagues for unanimously co-sponsoring this ordinance. and i want to thank the golden gate restaurant association for the letters they sent in support of this ordinance. no one understands the importance of addressing this issue more than than our local restaurants and businesses, and i'm proud to have their support. thank you very much. >> chairman: thank you, mrs. fewer.
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mr. william strong, do you have any comments on baf behalf of the building inspection or your commission. >> thank you. as the supervisor fewer mentioned, we have been working closely with her and her staff for the past few months on this. we're looking forward to seeing it move forward and hopefully tightening up what is a complicated situation. >> thank you, mr. strong. is there anybody here on behalf of the small business commission? okay. are there any members of the public who would like to testify on this item. please come forward. >> okay. as i dislike closed storefronts as the next one, i would like to know if anyone would like to
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characterize the comments held by the local real estate and the chamber of commerce. and i am wondering into which city the inspection fees will look to, and for what purpose they may be expended. i would also like to know any such fees and inspection are both reasonable and thorough, and they are not conceived of as a punitive measure but as an instrument taken in the interest of public safety and the local commercial development. i have been surprised to find how cheaply storefronts can be held under lease in prime quarters, such as central north beach and the balboa triangle. the relative business turnover and periodic business formation in these neighborhoods cannot nearly be attributed to the high cost of lease hold, but to the totality of rising overhead. in fact, the low cost of leasing may lead to an increase in business
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failure, owing to the relatively low cost of market entry which acts as a lure. of course, the enterprise failure -- well, of course enterprise failure fuels business development and redesign and remodel, and the repurposed restaurants have a tendency to flame out in a year or three. they may be doubling hit by loss of leaseholder, and to reconfigure the floor plan, as well as a need to reregister the renewed need for property inspection and fee schedule. i'd like to conclude that the new enterprise might find itself at competitive disadvantaged with established businesses. >> chairman: i appreciate your comments. and, you're right, it is not all a function of leasehold prices. next speaker, please.
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>> good afternoon, supervisor. cory smith on behalf of the san francisco housing action coalition. you know, there is a bunch of different ways that we're trying to attack our storefront and problems. it is going to come as a shock to all of you, one of the ways we think is a really effective way of doing that is to add housing at all levels of aaffordability along our commercial corridors. we have so many great neighborhoods all over the city. i walk to most of my goods and services in my neighbourhood. i go for hardware stuff, i go to h.d. markets to buy my groceries, and i get lunch just down the street. and when there are more people in the neighbourhood and more people walking around in the neighbourhood, we know they are spending more money. we've seen plenty of data specific to san francisco, specific to the merchant quarters in san francisco,
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saying that consumers spend the most amount of money if they walk. if we also add additional people to the corridor, that's an additional way we can help our small businesses across the city. thank you. >> chairman: i think that was a comment in support. i'm not sure. next speaker, please. all right. seeing no other members of the public for public comment, thank you for telling us about your shopping behaviors. are there any comments from committee members. >> thank you, chair peskin. i want to take a moment to thank supervisor fewer. this is a vexing issue for our district, in particular. when i started my run for office and my goal to be a supervisor, this is one the issues i heard over and over again, the high rate of vacancies and empty storefronts in our district. so having the tool to be able to encourage and hopefully compel many of
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these business owners/property owners to do something with their space -- i mean, the goal is not really to collect money. this is just an encouragement tool to be able to rent these spaces and activate our commercial corridors. and if they don't, then we will collect the money and we will most likely put it back into something positive for the neighbourhood. i just wanted to thank supervisor fewer and her staff for pushing this forward. and i am in strong support of this. >> chairman: supervisor haney? >> i also want to thank and really congratulate supervisor fewer for your leadership on this. i think it is extraordinary to have such broad support among all of the supervisors, but it is obviously because it is something that really directly affects all of our districts. i was on a walk with my staff down market street last week, and the thing that i think stands out
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the most, that is most glaring, even on our main thoroughfair in our city, are the number of vacant storefronts, and we were saying, there is one there, and there, and what are we going to do about this? so when this goes through and we're able to easily pull the exact locations, how long they've been vacant, what is happening with them, and have some tools at our disposable to affect that, it is going to be a great benefit to -- certainly to my district, district 6, where there are also a lot of public safety impacts on when we have these vacant storefronts. so i'm excited to continue to support this work, both with the registry and then as we move forward to making sure that we're filling these vacant storefronts. so thank you for your leadership, and thank you to your legislative aide, who i know has worked a tremendous amount on this. hopefully this will be the last time we have to pass this to his committee, and we'll see it pass out of
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the board. thank you, and congratulations. >> thanks. >> chairman: colleagues, i call on the sponsor of this legislature, i want to add a couple of things. >> number one, as you all know, and supervisor fewer joined me at a press conference in north beach, where while there is still a re relatively healthy vacancies at 10%, it had jumped from 5% to 10% in the last three years. and i will be bringing forward to this body a piece of legislation that if we all see fit will be submitted to the voters with regard to a vacancy tax. so i just wanted to put that on the record. the second thing i wanted to say is that while supervisor fewer thanked the small business commission for support of the legislation, i would like to respectfully differ just a little bit, which is that there are three recommendations that
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were actually recommendations to gut this legislation. and i completely disagree with the 7-0 vote of that body. and i just wanted to state that on the record because i can. with that, supervisor fewer. >> thank you, chairman peskin, and thank you, colleagues, for your support. i just wanted to mention a few things in response to some of the public comment that we just heard. one, that we did meet with the merchant associations, and they're in support of this ordinance. and also, as they realize that these empty storefronts actually hinder those commercial corridors from reaching their full potential. another thing is that this is not a fine. this is rather a recovery fee. the recovery fee is what d.b.i. spends on actually doing the inspections of these vacant storefronts. and i also wanted to comment that an increase in market-rate housing can lead to identification, which can actually be
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detrimental to existing merchants as there is currently no rent control on retail space. and so what we're seeing is that when areas identify so quickly and massively around neighborhoods that many of these merchants that have been around for 20 and 30 years are now priced out because there is no retail rent control. so i just wanted to comment on those two public comment issues, and i want to thank my colleagues for their support. >> chairman: thank you. any other comments. supervisor stefie? >> i want to add one more thing that i think is really wonderful about this but basic, is getting the idea of the exact number, right? i mean, you went out and counted in your district over 156 properties that were empty storefronts, and that's much of the genesis of this legislation. and d.b.i. at the time had zero.
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so, i mean, understanding the scale of the problem, first and foremost, then allows us as policy-makers to get an idea. i understand that it is complaint-driven, and that is what you are referring to, so this is not a criticism of d.b.i., but at the end of the day, this will now encourage us and allow us to have an exact number of how many empty storefronts there are, and we can then begin to understand the scale of the problem, which is an important part of the legislation. i just wanted to point that out and say that that was really important. thank you. >> chairman: so which one of you colleagues would like to make a motion. to send this item to the full board. >> i would like to make a motion to send this item to the full board with positive recommendation. >> chairman: can we take that without recommendation -- i mean without objection with recommendation. congratulations, supervisor fewer, and thank you. ms. major, the next item please. >> item number two is an ordinance in ordering the summary street vacation,
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bragdon street and within the perimeter of the farmers' market, approving jurisdictional transfers of property from the site of market and public works, and agricultural commissioner to the g.s.a., and a affirming appropriate findings. >> chairman: mr. stores, our county surveyor, my notes say this presentation is coming from claudia gore from the department of real estate. [inaudible] >> this is really a department of public works ordinance because they're the ones that come,. >> chairman: in that case, we should probably get mr. stores back up here. >> it doesn't matter. who would you like? >> chairman: whoever wants to present. >> okay. good afternoon, chair peskin and supervisors. today is an ordinance before you that would do a vacant the remaining portions of three streets that are still within the
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decades-old alini farmers' market. if you need a lot of information about the history, we have that. but just generally, this started about 20 or 30 years ago, in 1989 and went over to 1993. in 2010, a general plan referral was done to get rid of the remaining portions of the streets that are within the market itself. there are no utilities within them. there is nothing -- they're not used for sidewalks or streets or anything. it is actually right in the middle of the market, where actually the stalls are located. this will continue that general plan referral to get rid of all of the streets and then transfer the jurisdiction from d.g.w., and transfer it over to real estate division, which took over the operation and the management of the market i think around 2007. >> chairman: so simply put, this is a street
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vacation and jurisdictional transfer? >> correct. >> chairman: all righty. to the county surveyor, mr. stores. the floor is yours. he said for the record he had nothing to add. are there any members of the public who would like to comment on this item number two of a very short land use committee agenda? seeing none, the public comment is closed. this probably should have happened eight years ago, but it is good that it is happening now. it is but a paper transaction between various departments of the city and county of san francisco. is there a motion to send this to the full board with recommendation made by supervisor stefie. we will take that without objection, and we are adjourned.
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takes this so be proud of taking ann. >> i just feel like this is what i was born to do when i was a little kid i would make up performances and daydream it was always performing and doing something i feel if i can't do that than i can't be e me. >> i just get excited and my nickname is x usher my mom calls me i stuck out like a sore thumb for sure
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hey everybody i'm susan kitten on the keys from there, i working in vintage clothing and chris in the 30's and fosz and aesthetic. >> i think part of the what i did i could have put on my poa he focus on a lot of different musical eras. >> shirley temple is created as ahsha safai the nation with happens and light heartenness shirley temple my biggest influence i love david boo and el john and may i west coast their flamboyant and show people (singing) can't be unhappy as a dr. murase and it is so fun it is a joyful
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instrument i learned more about music by playing the piano it was interesting the way i was brought up the youth taught me about music he picked up the a correspond that was so hard my first performing experience happened as 3-year-old an age i did executive services and also thanks to the lord and sank in youth groups people will be powering grave over their turk i'll be playing better and better back la i worked as places where men make more money than me i was in bands i was treated as other the next thing i know i'm in grants performing for a huge protection with a few
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of my friends berry elect and new berry elect and can be ray was then and we kept getting invited back you are shows got better we made it to paris in 2005 a famous arc we ended up getting a months residencey other than an island and he came to our show and started writing a script based on our troop of 6 american burr elect performs in france we were woman of all this angels and shapes and sizes and it was very exciting to be part of the a few lettering elect scene at the time he here he was bay area born and breed braces and with
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glossaries all of a sudden walking 9 red carpet in i walgreens pedestrian care. >> land for best director that was backpack in 2010 the french love this music i come back here and because of film was not released in the united states nobody gave a rats ass let's say the music and berry elect and performing doesn't pay very much i definitely feel into a huge depression especially, when it ended i didn't feel kemgd to france anymore he definitely didn't feel connected to the scene i almost feel like i have to beg for tips i hey i'm from the bay area and an artist you
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don't make a living it changed my represent tar to appeal and the folks that are coming into the wars these days people are not listening they love the idea of having a live musician but don't really nurture it like having a potted plant if you don't warrant it it dizzy sort of feel like a potted plant (laughter) i'm going to give san francisco one more year i've been here since 1981 born and raised in the bay area i know that is not for me i'll keep on trying and if the struggle becomes too hard i'll have to move on i don't know where that will be but i love here so so much i used to dab he will in substances i don't do that i'm sober and part
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of the being is an and sober and happy to be able to play music and perform and express myself if i make. >> few people happy of all ages i've gone my job so i have so stay is an i feel like the piano and music in general with my voice together i feel really powerful and strong >> my name is been blind men, i am the commission president. if you are a member of the public and you like to speak, there are speaker forms that are located on the front