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employers -- employees. in this program, do they not allow to contribute and why? >> they are not allowed to, that's correct. and it's because of federal law. you may be familiar with erisa, which governs all employer-sponsored retirement savings programs. in order for us to remain outside of that world, though, it's very important that this not be considered an employer sponsored plan. it is not an employer sponsored plan. so for that reason, we can't allow employer contributions. it's one of the litmus test in the erisa regulations. you know, i will say that there are 7.5 million californiians who work for approximately 250,000 employers that don't offer anything at all. this was designed for them, for those workers who are working for a small business or medium size business that for whatever reason hasn't figured out to design a program.
it's designed and exist for them. we -- to the extent that there are other businesses out there that are offering 401 k's with a match, that's wonderful. we don't want them to walk away from those kinds of programs to join ours, and we are certainly not here to compete with the 401 k industry, we're here to provide a path to retirement security for workers and for small businesses that have currently, until now have really been left out of the marketplace because the industry hasn't figured out how to serve their needs. >> thank you. >> commissioner ortiz? >> how does it -- is it explained in the collateral or
in the information, maybe, like, different immigration statuses, like, a temporary status worker that does have an e.i.n. and is permitted to work? is all that information provided in the collateral? >> it is, yeah. so just to be -- it's very simple. you need either a social or an itin, then we're not going to be able to work with you. and we spent a lot of time at the board level with the regulations on this. the fact of the matter is these are i.r.a. financial accounts, and so the -- so the federal government requires -- >> so an itin will suffice. >> yeah. >> okay. perfect. >> i'm the last one. why don't we get them a link during small business week that are connected with that? we're doing san francisco small business week the first week in may. >> perfect. >> and we have a lot of workshops and that, and i think you should at least table or be
able to present in that. >> thank you. first weekend in may. i will follow up. >> maybe we can do a link on our small business website. >> we can definitely do a link on our home page. i was definitely thinking we should cut a snippet of this presentation just for people to be able to watch. so we'll work to figure out how to get it integrated with our website in the business portal. >> then, we can sentry minders to the -- send reminders to the small businesses. >> we sent one out with the last e-bulletin, but i think especially when language -- we get the translated into different language materials, then, that's also something for us to have the business assistant center, as well. >> can we have a website? >> yes, calsavers.com, in addition to the government
treasury website. that's where you can find all the board meeting materials, but calsavers is the website that's user friendly and has a calculator and educational materials and things like that. >> great. >> commissioner laguana? >> do you guys have any or plan to make any video materials explaining something like, on youtube, for example? >> yes. thank you for the question. we currently have some low production value presentations on our treasury workshop, but we're working on our script and blocking for our first high production video will be an animated one. so those will be coming soon, and we'll be adding those over the next couple of years. >> i that i that would be great, and i know that a lot of our staff responds well to videos rather than boring text and reading stuff. >> okay. any other questions before we
go into public comment? okay. we're going to go into public comment. do we have any members of the public who would like to make a comment on item number five? >> hi. my name is irene, and i was the first employment manager at sfhsp. and i debugged some of these up loaded spreadsheets of people. i really want to recommend against that. i have a whole lot of experience, and i can give you a lot of reasons why spreadsheets of employees go wrong and how many hours. i also have a question about how -- how the privacy might work between the information uploaded to your site and other
state agencies. i would be worried about the sharing of information on that. so it sounds good, as long as i would recommend also in san francisco that the default investment is the environmental sustainability and social responsibility fund, if we can have our own options for giving a default, but i think that it's a real problem for people to save. i know it is. there are many books about how to get people to save for the future. and i think with global climate chaos, people don't even think there is going to be a future, so it's -- it's going to be harder and harder as we go on over the years, but good luck with that, and there's somebody
i can do to help with that, maybe. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> matt howie, small business california. we're proud to have been a very early supporter of this program because we know that small businesses want to be able to provide retirement plans for their employees at a low cost and without exposure to fiduciary liability, and i applaud cal savers for taking the time to put this together and listening to small businesses and dealing with the issues of small businesses and especially the administration. for your information, the -- besides small business california, i know there are
other organizations that support this, but the council of district merchants has endorsed the program, along with the hispanic chamber. and i guess the message to you and to the commission is anything that you can do to get this information out because it's not a high budget market, high marketing budget, and it's going to be word of mouth. and your participation, encouragement in letting small businesses know that this is available, and small businesses getting it out to their employees -- obviously, it's a program for five or more employees, but let other employees know, if you're less than five, that this is available to them not through their employer, but that they can setup a plan themselves. and my understanding in talking to kate and jonathan -- and
thank you, kate, for being here tonight, is they are going to put together -- and correct me if i am wrong -- but a one-page form that small businesses employers can get out to their employees to get them to participate. thank you very much and i encourage your support. >> thank you. any other members of the public that would like to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. do we have any other questions? this is just a discussion item. do we have any other questions? we will go ahead and help you promote this as much as we can, so thank you very much. >> thank you very much. appreciate the time. >> thank you for coming all the way from sacramento. >> okay. next item, please. clerk clrk item six, resolution recommend -- >> clerk: item six, resolution recommending the city and ke t
county of san francisco. >> so this is making a recommendation that the city and county through its lemgs lay tiff committee take official action in recommending that -- two the state legislature to officially adopt this bill? i think the most key and most simple thing is that it is for our l.l.c.s, limited partners. they're not granted the similar tax exemption for the annual tax when they register. it's an $800 fee. we hear it quite a bit at the business assistance center that that's a pretty hefty chunk. it is for our small businesses that have gross revenues under $50,000. so this is one of those that fits our streamlining goals? it's not a local one, but it's
one at the state? and so -- so we've drafted a resolution for you to take action onto direct the city to support it. >> is this just the first-year exemption or is it an exemption for any year that you're under 50,000? >> first year. >> commissioner ortiz? >> i think this is great. especially in the latino community, the first year -- i want to go on record so people understand what happens on the actual ground. so when a latino business opens, they do not want to go through the l.l.c. because of the $800. and by the second here comes -- year comes around, it's going good. it's very hard to ingrain the importance of doing the l.l.c. and separating your business and personal assets. if you can incorporate the l.l.c. and once they're up and running, it makes the world of
difference. it becomes an artificial barrier and culturally unintentionally, so this is amazing. it's about time. >> any other questions? do we have any members of the public who would like to make a comment on item number six? seeing none, public comment is closed. again, this is what we should be doing, is streamlining in this department, and i totally would support this. so can we have -- i motion that we support ab-364. >> seconded. >> and to officially -- because i've learned that the commission, because of the city's processes, official -- the official means is that the motion is to support the bill -- the motion is to direct the city and county of san francisco to --
>> the motion to support resolution number 001-2019/sbc, ab-364, minimum franchise staff. >> thank you. >> okay. commissioner laguana got his first second in there. >> well frks i w, i was erased >> clerk: all right. there was a motion by commissioner adams to direct the city and county of san francisco to support resolution 001-2019/sbc, ab-364, minimum franchise staff, seconded by commissioner laguana.
we'll take a roll call vote. [roll call] >> clerk: motion passes, 7-0. >> great. next item, please. >> clerk: item seven, approval of draft meeting minutes from february 25, 2019, action item. >> i -- i don't know what the procedure is, but i have to recuse myself. motion to recuse. >> okay. do we vote on this recusal? >> clerk: yes. >> okay. all in favor of commissioner laguana -- >> i would actually -- the procedure's a little awkward, but the commission -- you ask for a recusal. we need another motion by another commissioner, second, and then we can vote to do all in favor. >> move to remove commissioner
laguana from the approval of minutes. >> second. >> motion by commissioner dwight to recuse commissioner laguana from item seven, seconded by commissioner yee riley. >> voice vote. all in favor? >> clerk: motion passes. >> any sustained? motion passes. before we do that vote, that was on the recusal. so approval of draft meeting minutes. >> i move to approve. >> second. >> okay. do we have any members of the public that would like to make comment of the draft meeting minutes? seeing none, public comment is closed. we'll do a vote -- we have a motion, we have a second. do we want to do a voice vote? does everybody approve the draft meeting minutes of february 25, say aye. any nays? motion passes. [gavel].
>> clerk: item eight, small business commission planning session and retreat, discussion item. >> so commissioners, i'm just going to pass around, there's two documents. one for this item and then one for the director's report, so if you'll just take it, i've organized them, so just take it by the -- it's stacked one for each of you. >> perpendicular. >> yeah. >> -- to each other. >> so commissioners, i just wanted to take an opportunity -- so we will be having the commissioners on october 22. >> april. >> excuse me, april. april 22, and it will be for -- from 2:00 to 6:00, so it'll be for four hours. and i just wanted to take an opportunity, because it is four hours, it's not a whole day retreat, so we will be limits in terms of the scope of what we want to discuss, but i wanted to just sort of present
to you in ideas and then have the opportunity for the commission to express ideas and interests of what you would like to see and have covered with the retreat. so one, we will take a deep dive -- we have -- we can take a deep dive into the budget. we have our list of new business items that we have not yet tackled, so we can take a look at that and prioritize that. and then, the commission -- opportunity for the commission to receive informational briefings, and then from those briefings, provide policy directions in which either staff or departments are to report back on how best to achieve commission's recommendations. and at the end of the year, i'd
like to have a discussion with you all about developing some top two or three policy items for the city to focus onto benefit small business in the upcoming year, so putting that in our end-of-year report. the consideration -- does the commission want to do an annual survey that, then, also the survey results are there as part of the end-of-year report? would the commission like to rye draft its mission -- redraft its mission statement? currently, it doesn't state to the legacy roll and mission the commission has? is that something you would like to include? and then, reevaluating some of our workload -- the office's workload priorities in light of o.s.b. taking on content
responsibility with the business portal. there's opportunity -- but i have some thoughts on reevaluation on some of the projects that we've annually taken on and sort of reevaluating that. i do want to really acknowledge and i'm very pleased with dominica donovan's work from a policy perspective. just like the resolution that the commission adopted today, i do want to do more of that type of work so it raises the profile of the commission, whether we're doing resolutions on local city policies, direction, in addition to state or federal. so we have, i think, with dominica's skills, the ability to do more policy analysis but some of that will involve some
sort of reconsideration of how the commission -- how the commission sort of obtains that information and provides us guidance and the ability to really utilize this meeting to -- to do that. so i'd like to have some conversations -- those are sort -- that's kind of my wish list? so i would like to open it up to -- to you all to hear what -- what you would like to have consideration for discussion and to work on during the retreat -- or planning session. >> commissioner dooley? >> i haven't had a chance to bring this up in new business, but i think this might be a better place for it. my merchant group recently had a large number of pg&e workers -- staff come in, and the main question was -- and was answered in the negative, why none of the departments
coordinator even look at each other's schedules for when they're doing projects -- street projects, construction, and how that is a huge impact on small businesses when a number of them happen at the same time? we urged them with everything we could to say you've got to do this, you've got to coordinate, but i don't think they're going to, so i think that's something that we as a commission should be putting forward because it's a mess out that a lot of the -- there a lot of the time with many of the private contractors, the retrofit. it has a huge impact on our business corridors. >> okay. commissioner laguana. >> so i will second commissioner dooley's comments, and to that, i'll add i know i'm new here, but i'm going to have newbie eyes, and there's
some benefit to that. one thing i noticed is you and i talked about, regina -- and it's a pattern i observe on another board that i sit, which is i feel like the communication with our constituents could be more effective and more impactful and more contextual, and i think our -- even like what you just proposed, would be dramatically more effective if we had a -- a more meaningful and direct way of communicating with our constituents. and so i would like to take the time to sort of analyze that a little bit. i think it goes beyond just having an e-mail list, it's an e-mail list that's delineated by the types of interest that these businesses would be
likely to have. it may be a text list. some people are more responsive to getting a text, would actually prefer to be communicated with in that manner. and i know just even listening tonight on the board, as sort of different areas of our constituents, they might not want to hear about, for instance, if they're way high up in an office building, the -- the parabulations of city agencies is kind of lost on them. but if they're a latino business up on the 34th floor, maybe some of this other stuff is relevant. so my -- i don't think any effectiveness flows out of anything without having a good communication strategy, and i'd like to see some improvements in the overall communication strategy. >> any other -- any others?
commissioner zouzounis? >> yeah, i'd like to second both of those comments. i think the resolution based process can definitely -- there's a lot of new business items that have that intent, and i think that we can give ourselves more specific information that can help city staff, so i'm looking for that direction. and i'm going back to commissioner laguana's comments. earlier on, we wanted to do sector-based comments. like, right now, the i mmigran
commission is having discussions over immigrants wiring money, and i think it would be helpful to have discussion does over different sectors, so i -- discussions over different sectors, so i think that might be a strategy, too. >> okay. any others before we go onto public comment? okay. anybody from the public like to make a comment on item number eight? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> so commissioners, thank you, and i will work with the president and vice president to start drafting the agenda. i just have to bring up, i am going in for some pretty major surgery on april 4? and so i'm not quite sure where
i will be at, and i don't know if i can sit for four hours, but i will make every effort to be there as much as possible. >> next item, please. >> item nine, director's report. update and report on the office of small business and the small business assistance center, department programs, policy and legislative matters, announcements from the mayor, and announcements regarding small business activities. discussion item. >> so before you is the director's report, again, just an update on the check lists that have been filed. it's still a pretty significantly low number? an issue that was brought up at the s.f. chamber city hall day on march 1, there were questions on -- and a request for clarification around the
path of travel that is required to be noted on the check list from muni stops to commercial space entryway? so this does need to be reevaluated. this is something that d.p.w. has been insistent upon, but is likely outside of the scope and the intent of the accessible business entrance program. and so i'm just bringing it to your attention that this is something that our office will be working on with director hui, and -- and all the agencies that are involved. i mean, just -- in a very sort of quick snapshot. if the muni -- if the muni stop is at one end of the block, and at the other end of the block, this business needs to, you know, make some changes at its entryway, well, there's a number of businesses in between the muni stop and that
business, and so each one of these businesses along the way and their check list -- i shouldn't sachak list, but property owners and their check lists have to serve documents how they're going to make the path of travel accessible, which is not what the ordinance is, and then who ultimately ends up being responsible for that path of travel. so i think what was heard at the s.f. chamber is this is causing confusion, and -- and i think it's probably as a result of it, is sort of property owners may be a little reluctant because that is a high, high, high cost if you have to, you know, do the sidewalk of half the block. so -- and as i said, that was not the initial intent of the legislation. so that will need to be -- we'll be work on that through the accessible business
entrance program interagency group. other issues, we've been starting to hear about lawsuits, accessible lawsuits regarding lack of accessibility on websites. so this is something that our service needs to sort of wrap its head around to understand and then add that as another element of guidance around accessibility for when businesses are opening and, you know, what they should be asking their web designers, if they're working with web designers or platforms to ensure that they're accessible. >> can i just ask for a little more information -- accessible in what way? >> like, like, banks, we have to be handicapped accessible on websites, so that means -- >> oh, okay. >> -- if somebody's blind, and
they're on the computer, they should be able to hear or touch, depending on what type, of what you're seeing or hearing, so a lot of it has to do with that. >> so the -- just to add a little extra information on that, it started with a lawsuit against winn-dixie. filed a lawsuit against my company on friday, and you can't miss a single drop-downfield. you know, the -- you should really carefully audit your websites and we should probably audit ours, as well, because they really get -- it just takes missing one dot. that's all it takes. >> yeah. >> so this definitely is a new
area? and the government just, like, commissioner adams, with the banking industry, has had the title ii requirement around websites has been established for a while. so there's very -- through our training, working with the website, there's very specific requirements. but it is -- fortunately on the government side, we do have our department of technology and the citywide web master making sure that our sites are accessible, but i think for a lot of small businesses that is tough, right? >> tough. >> so i think -- >> and expensive. >> so -- but it is just another new area. and again, i mean, regardless, we want to make sure -- i think it's good for business to make sure that your website is accessible as possible? just understanding what the requirements are, what to ask
for, so that if you are working with somebody, that they do have the knowledge and experience and/or if there's platforms that you're purchasing, that it's always the questions to -- asking the experts. legacy business. so at the next meeting on march 25 -- or 25, i believe it is, rick will be presenting on the business assistance grant. we finalized the grants. we have a good idea as to what we are going to be budgeting for each full-time employee. this will -- to rick will provide that presentation on the budget allocation, but we want -- i do want to include -- and this may carry forward into the retreat, but to start developing some policy -- or to start having some policy discussions and solicit
recommendations from you both on the short and long-term considerations for the program and the entire historic preservation grant. and then, we'll take that feedback, develop some proposals of which we will then bring back before the commission to take action on in terms of final direction. again, it is about allocation and funding, and -- and we will need your recommendation because at a certain point, we either ask for more money or we deal with just the understanding of a limited allocation amount. and then, we've been -- as we've been -- dominica and i have been continuing working with the various department around the active space. it's more complicated than
anticipated, so in really working between planning and d.b.i., we're getting close to sort of finalizing the nuances that the businesses have to go through to legalize themselves in that space. small business week is may 6 through the 11. through -- we're aligning ourselves this year with national small business week. the downside of that is there is a resolution that -- in regards to the board of supervisors honoree program, there is a resolution with the board of supervisors that the a.p.i. recognition is done the first tuesday of may, so taking a look at the board's schedule, i worked with the president of the board's staff, and we determined that we're going to do the small business honoree program the tuesday before small business week. that will help us -- we'll be
able to again sort of market and promote -- >> it won't be so crazy, either. >> it won't be so crazy. >> so what date is that? >> that is april 30. >> april 30. >> april 30? >> mm-hmm. and then may 6 is inspire s.f. with the panel speakers. we're getting down to finalizing our speakers, so i'll probably be able to let you know in the next 1.5 weeks, working as we did in the having a group of small businesses speak and be interviewed. may 8, the morning of may 8, just start say probably around 8:30 or 9:00 is the mayor and small business awards. take place in the green room, like it did last year. may 11, o.s.b. is sponsoring the sidewalk market fee waiver.
the council of district merchants organizes a marketing program around this. many of them said they still want the ability to have the fee waiver. that's something that they look forward to, so i'm working to just do outreach to the merchants to make sure that they get their form in to me so that we can get the legislation pretty much done and passed by the time -- small business week. and that will come before you for recommendation probably the first week of april. and then, there will be the regular affiliate partner event. met meta's doing a partner event, renaissance, the golden gate business association has its annual mega contact.
so the chamber of commerce is doing an event. the sfcta wants to do something. main street launch is working on an event. sf geller center does their annual awards, bayview merchants, and then bunker labs, which is a veterans organizations will be doing a mixer, as well. i -- we do not have an asian american mixer this year. tong from the s.b.a. is not going to be able to work on that, so perhaps, commissioner yee riley, you and i might be able to have a conversation in the next couple of days to see if there are any ideas you have since you helped organize those events. >> i didn't know she's not going to do it this year. >> yeah. >> talk to her. >> the s.b.a.s role and
involvement has had to shift some based on the federal requirements of how they can participate in activities. and then moving on legislatively, the key legislation that's still before the -- will come before the commission at the april 8 meeting is supervisor brown's legislation around the acceptance of cash by brick and mortar businesses. there is -- they're working on substitute legislation or amending legislation that i think she plans to -- she plans to -- their amendments that she -- there are amendments that she plans to make, so we'll be hearing that on april 8. and then, the vacant and abandoned commercial storefronts, i reported last time that the land use committee did not accept the commission's recommendations. it's having its first reading at the board of supervisors tomorrow. and then, state legislation,
phil ting has introduced a bill, ab-161 that's going to require electronic proof of purchases. this may be one again that we have the commission adopt a resolution to urge the city possibly not to support it. there's a whole host of problems, but its primary reasoning is that the receipt paper is toxic, so the census is that perhaps it's better that we focus on the manufacturers of the receipt paper? not all businesses have internet connection, not all business' p.o.s. systems are connected to the internet, and we really should be putting the responsibility on the receipt manufacturer? you know, it's organically sort of happening for those that have square and p.o.s. systems, that businesses are asking whether you want a receipt or
have it e-mailed, so there is a reduction in litter. but i think the cost to small businesses to comply with this is not the right direction to go to achieve our environmental goals. so there is some reachout to phil ting's office. there is one other element. last year, governor brown signed the california consumer privacy act, and so there might be some potential conflicts with that particular act in mandating businesses to obtain e-mails. so -- but this may be something -- another resolution that we come back before you with. and i think that that is it. that concludes my report unless you have any questions.
>> any question? >> i have a question. second request to speak -- >> go ahead. >> so my understanding is glide memorial church has a pending legacy business application. is that right? >> that's correct. >> and what's the current status of on that? >> we shouldn't talk about that? >> we'll -- >> that's something we should bring up after hours because we're in an open meeting right now, and they're going to be coming before us, so we can -- we already -- we've had a discussion with the city attorney on this. >> okay. >> so we can talk to you. >> and commissioners, you're certainly welcome to -- i will make sure that rick sends you a list of the upcoming schedule of what's coming before the commission and we can certainly send you -- we've been working with any of the companies that we're working with, we can always send you sort of the
updated application and things that we're working on. solhappy to get -- so happy to get you that information. >> any other questions? do we have any members of the public who would like to make comment on the director's report? seeing none, public comment is closed. next item, please. >> clerk: item ten, commissioners' reports, allows president, vice president, and commissioners to report on recent small business activities and make announcements that are of interest to the small basis community. discussion item. >> okay. the only thing i have is i'll be participating tomorrow morning in the open san francisco event with mayor breed at market and castro in the castro district. and that's all i have. >> i have nothing to report. >> any other commissioner reports? commissioner dooley? >> yeah. i wanted to give an update on last meeting.
we granted legacy status to s and s grocery. and they are now attending our merchant meetings. and when they were there, some new members who happen to be lawyers who specialize in these types of programs volunteered their services to s and s, so i just wanted -- it gets out there, and it moves forward, so i just wanted to bring that up. >> great. >> good to hear. any other commissioner comments? commissioner zouzounis? >> i -- at our last south of market business association meeting or actually the one prior, the filipino cultural district came to present, and they're interested in creating their own merchant organization, so that was an interesting conversation that i think we should be thinking about and talking with our merchant groups about how to support the cultural corridors
in their economic goals and their merchant goals, so i just wanted to flag that. >> great. any other commissioner comments? commissioner laguana? >> so i'm curious. with all these commissions on our website, do we have a master list of all these associations? >> yes. >> yes? okay. >> the city does, plus we all belong to our own individual organizations ourselves. like, she's involved in north beach, i'm involved in castro-upper market, dogpatch, chinatown, sunset, soma, mission, meta. and then, my -- and then, my company is involved in west portal, sunset, taraval park side. >> but on our website -- >> on our website, we do -- i
would say we're a little bit -- because we're working on the transition between the portal and -- and -- between the department of technology, it issy probably not up to date -- it's probably not up to date, but we do refer to the council of district merchants website which has the most i think comprehensive list of merchants associations. >> okay. thank you. >> okay. any other questions? any members of the public like to make comment on commissioners reports? seeing none, public comment is closed. next item, please. >> item 11, new business. allows commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration by the commission, discussion item. >> okay. do we have any -- anybody like to bring up new business? commissioner zouzounis? >> i want to look into the feasibility of doing join
meetings with other commissions. i talked to a commissioner from planning, and there's a specific issue that overlaps that of parklets. >> wii like that one. you and i are on the same page, so yes. i wouldn't mind that. >> okay. cool. i wouldn't mind to explore that since we have some small businesses complaining about how they can't bring food all the way to the parklet. >> right. we were told that they were supposed to be one thing, and they wound up being another. >> yes. and i can share once we get into that from -- >> i like that one. >> -- some details about that conversation. and also, like i said, the immigrant rights commission is having a special hearing today around the yemeni community, and they makeup a large constituency of small business owners in the tenderloin that are facing really particular issues, so feasibility of join
hearings, that's my ask for new business. and then, a second one that i have is in the spirit of resolutions, i think we should do one to power cycle and to the state lejs laytors like phil ting and scott wiener that small businesses are getting to collect cans and bottles, and the state said they would stop sending those, and they haven't. so we need to push action on that. >> great. those are good ones. commissioner laguana? >> so i took the time to review as many minutes as i could prior to coming here, and i wanted to add my voice in support of commissioner ortiz cartagena's -- did i say that
right? [inaudible] >> so explore paperless options, so i'm in favor. >> okay. i agree. >> i totally support that. >> i was going to bring it up at the other thing. >> at least we know someone thoroughly reads the minutes now, too. >> any other new business? any other members of the public who would like to comment on new business? seeing none, public comment is closed. next item, please. >> clerk: sfgov, please show the office of small business slide. [inaudible] >> -- about doing business in san francisco. the office of small business
should be your first stop when you have questions about what to do next. you can find us on-line or in person here at city hall, and best of all, our services are free of charges. the small business commission is the office public forum to voice your opinion and concerns about policy and -- [inaudible] [gavel]. >> clerk: item 12, adjournment. action item. >> i move. >> do we have a second? >> second. >> all in favor? meeting adjourned. thank you. >> clerk: meeting is adjourned at 7:15 p.m. -
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economic engine of the city. >> if we could a afford the lot by these we'll not to have the kind of store in the future the kids will eat from some restaurants chinatown has phobia one of the best the most unique neighborhood shopping areas of san francisco. >> chinatown is one of the oldest chinatown in the state we need to be able allergies the people and that's the reason chinatown is showing more of the people will the traditional thepg. >> north beach is i know one of the last little italian
community. >> one of the last neighborhood that hadn't changed a whole lot and san francisco community so strong and the sense of partnership with businesses as well and i just love north beach community old school italian comfort and love that is what italians are all about we need people to come here and shop here so we can keep this going not only us but, of course, everything else in the community i think local businesses the small ones and coffee shops are unique in their own way that is the characteristic of the neighborhood i peace officer prefer it is local character you have to support them.
>> really notice the port this community we really need to kind of really shop locally and support the communityly live in it is more economic for people to survive here. >> i came down to treasure island to look for a we've got a long ways to go. ring i just got married and didn't want something on line i've met artists and local business owners they need money to go out and shop this is important to short them i think you get better things. >> definitely supporting the local community always good is it interesting to find things i never knew existed or see that that way. >> i think that is really great that san francisco seize the vails of small business and