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>> chair peskin: good afternoon and welcome to the san francisco land use and transportation board of supervisors for march 18, 2019. i am aaron peskin, chair of the committee, joined to my right by supervisor ahsha safai and to my left raphael mandelman. with that, madam clerk, do we have any announcements?
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>> clerk: yes. [agenda item read]. >> chair peskin: could you please read the first item. >> clerk: item one is a resolution declaring a climate emergency in san francisco. >> chair peskin: all right. with that, this item has been brought to us by supervisor mandelman and cosponsored by any number of members of the board, and i will turn it over to supervisor mandelman. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, chair peskin. we're here to talk about our resolution declaring an emergency in san francisco. i want to talk about that in context and some solutions that we're proposing. cities like berkeley, hayward, richmond and oakland have already taken the step of declaring a statement of climate emergency and san francisco was as a local climate leader should join
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them, using these as a model, our office worked with advocates a advocates and tailored an emergency response to the memo. since that time, my office has been working with both city departments and advocacy groups on improvements to the resolution, we convened a meeting with department staff to solicit feedback and amendments in the spirit of promoting greater collaboration among city agencies going forward. the amendments i'm introducing today reflect that collaborative spirit which we know is necessary regarding law on climate change. i believe you all have the amendments in front of you. they do the following: they
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reiterate the importance of addressing wealth and equality in the nature of climate justice, they clarify the nature that the technical report that the department of environment will produce as a result of this resolution, they expand the scope of the hearing called for by this resolution to include partner city agencies and promote citywide collaboration. they include language on climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, and they clarify our intent to develop budget priorities in conjunction with the mayor's office, the controller and the capital planning agency. with that, i'd like to extend my thanks to the advocates who worked to bring this resolution forward. and i want to thank the group that's have been a part of the
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process, and i also want to express my gratitude to our friends in the labor community, including jobs for the justice, seiu 1021 and others. san francisco has long been a leader on environmental issues and we should all be grateful for the tremendously talented staff in our department of the environment. this resolution seeks to build on and amplify their efforts and i want to thank them for moving it forward as well as the various departments and city staff that we will be working with. i want to thank kyle in my office who has done all of this work herding cats, and thank you, kyle for that. with that, i have a number of folks from different department that that would like to speak, but
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let's start with director raphael. >> thank you, supervisor mandelman. the resolution before you is not a surprise. it's very much about pace and scope. that's what it's calling us, pick up the pace, broaden the scope. we're already working on climate action. what do we need to be doing to ensure our planet survives? so clearly, climate change is here. we've seen it in the fires that ravaged or state this year, flooding, we had the worst air quality we ever had. we were being compared to beijing. in fact people were pressing to be be -- preferring to be in
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beijing than san francisco during the fire. why we got here and how we got here is not a mystery. the science is clear when you look past hundreds of thousands of year, you see that something is very dramatically different in 2019. and that is our carbon die objection it oxi drk-dioxide levels. mayor breed declared that we need to get our emissions down
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to net zero levels by 2050. we've set some deadlines, 1990 levels. in 2025, we need to be 40% below, and by 2025, we be net zero. so what this means, we reduce our emissions as much as possible, with that little differential, we pull co2 out of the air. how are we doing? we are ahead of schedule, so this is kudos to san franciscans, the business community, the faith community, the government, the residents. we have been doing a lot. we have not been sitting and waiting for the end of the earth. we have been implementing programs and paying attention.
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so since 1990-2016, we've reduced our emissions by 30%, all the while our population has grown and our economy has grown. but as we all know, that is not sufficient, that is not going to get us to where we need to go, and in fact, the future's a little challenging because san francisco is set to grow. the whole bay area, according to the city planners and the regional planners predicts that the bay area will go by 20% by 2040. if we stay at the current level of -- at the current level of policy, what we will see is that in fact our emissions will grow. so because of the increase, if
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we maintain our current standard, all of the things that we do now that we are proud of that have got us to 30% below, that will not be enough. we need to acknowledge that 2030 is a critical year for us. in the next ten years, we need to redouble our efforts so that we make sure that red line is going down, not up. so how we do that? when you look at the source of our emissions today, things will jump out at you from this pie chart. the first thing is that the biggest contributors to our emissions are the fuels we use. our transportation fuels, that's diesel and gasoline, and the fuels that we use to occupy our buildings and operating our buildings, that's natural gas.
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electricity is important. cleanpowersf is important. that's how we reduce the size of that pie, and we will continue to do so, but we have huge challenges ahead when we look at our transportation sector and building sector. this is not the hearing to go into that. we will go into that later when we go into the 100-year report. it's just how do we do it and what pace. so when i look at it in terms of planning and the year ahead engagement, this is what the year looks like to me, that we start on this focus of 2030. the board of supervisors receives that report and creates an opportunity for the community to come together and
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talk about our ambition as a community. then we need to look at the environment code. it is very much out of date. we need to revisit it and bring it up to the 2019 state of affairs. buns we have that policy in plain -- once we have that policy in place, then, we work on community, making sure we have an equitiable approach by designing a city strategy that everyone use as a rallying cry to move forward. and we do all of that with our city agencies, with our community members, with our businesses, because we've god to make sure we're ready for the changes that are coming to us through our resilience and adaptation work as well as reducing the amount of carbon that's emitted into the atmosphere. so the dates at the bottom are rough, but that is the path
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ahead. and we do all that planning and all that engaging while we are making change, while we are committed to action. because ultimately, we are in this together. cities represent 70% of the emissions that are going into the atmosphere today, so san francisco has an opportunity, an obligation to lead my example. this emergency is of our making, therefore, it is incumbent upon us to do something about it. the department of the environment is ready and poised to work with our city agencies, with you as the elected officials, with our community members and our businesses to find the right ways and the bold ways to move forward. so thank you, supervisor mandelman, for giving us the opportunity to bring this to people's attentions. it's very important. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, director raphael. i believe that john scarpulla
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from the p.u.c. is also here and would like to say something or other. >> good afternoon, supervisors. john scarpulla from the p.u.c. i want to thank supervisor mandelman and all the other supervisors for their leadership on this issue. thank you, kyle from supervisor mandelman's office. i want to thank the department of the environment for their collaboration and leadership. the sfpuc fully supports this resolution and our agency recognizes climate change is an urgent crisis to san francisco. as such, every endeavor that we undertake are directly related to reducing our carbon foot
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print and prepare for a future that unfortunately looks very different than today. we look forward to collaborating with the mayor's office, the department of environment and other city agencies, not only in preparation of the 100-year report, but to work together to ensure a resilient climate future for all san franciscans. thank you. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, mr. scarpulla. i believe we have a representative from the sfmta. >> good afternoon, supervisors. sarah jones from the sfmta. i will reiterate all the thanks to supervisor mandelman and his staff as well as all the sponsoring supervisors and s.f. environment and all the other city departments. we are all aligned with you and fully support this resolution. i think from the very large
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blue chunk of the pie chart that director raphael pointed out, that's why we're here. many elements of the city's multimodal transportation are vulnerable to sea level rise. we can't allow that to continue. we have to decrease emissions, and we won't be able to keep this city functioning in the future if we don't adapt our transportation system to the physical challenges that are coming with climate change. so thanks to our long-standing transit first policy, what we found as that san francisco reached its mode share goal with more than 52% of all trips to, from, and within san francisco using transit, bicycling, and walking. so this means that over half of the trips in the city are generating less than 2% of the
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emissions, so a very small piece of that pie chart. the muni system alone which is the greenest fleet in north america carries 26% of trips and is responsible for approximately 1% of our emissions in the city. so this balance is showing why 50% mode share goal is not enough. we will need to be at our city goal of 80% sustainable trips by 2030 to adequately respond to our climate situation, so the math is simple. we need to put people where they can walk, bike, and use transit, and we need to make the systems and inyou cfrastru a better option for people to use. additionally, we're working with local, regional, state, and federal partners to build
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more resilient communities and transportation infrastructure to address sea level rise and flooding along our shore. so in closing, san francisco has been a climate leader over the past decade and is uniquely positioned to remain a climate leader today. however, the biggest climate challenges remain ahead and will require bold moves from all of us as we transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to one powered by renewable energy. the sfmta looks forward to working with the city family and nunt partners -- community to work this action together. >> thank you. mr. chairman, we have lisa fisher from the planning department -- we do. >> good afternoon, supervisors. thank you to supervisor
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mandelman and also to the department of the environment for their leadership on all of these very critical issues. i'm lisa fisher, san francisco planning department, sustainability and part of the interagency climate resilience effort. our department supports the proposed climate emergency proposition and the actions expressed. we also agree san francisco should play a leadership role in this global crisis and contribute to knowledge sharing across our borders and jurisdictions. we support these goals and will continue to collaborate on the best ways to achieve meaningful
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greenhou greenhouse gases and emissions. we've been applying our staff resources and knowledge towards these issues and working with our interagency colleagues to foster rich collaboration, and we really appreciate the board's recognition that the climate challenge is too complex for any one agency to tackle alone, and thus necessitate new ways of working together and new ways of allocating city budget. we appreciate the city faces numerous challenges in affordability, congestion, equity, education, and more and that the disproportionate threats of climate change hit our most vulnerable populations the hardest. we must future proof us for
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climate impacts while addressing today's critical issues. it demands we seek synergies, and within that, deliver cobenefits to our neighbors housing, mobility, economic development, parks, school, and infrastructure. together, we can demonstrate to the citizens of san francisco that the city can develop and implement just and equitiable climate action as part of our civic duty. thank you very much. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. and lastly, we have brian strong from the office of resilience and capital planning. >> good afternoon, committee members of the brian strong, chief resilience officer. thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to comment on this. thank you, supervisor mandelman, for introducing it, and kyle on your staff for help us work through what was here and having an opportunity to comment on it. i'm excited -- as a chief resilience officer, i'm excited
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to address any issues that we have to think about, not just short-term, but long-term, and some of any r my comments would be, as other -- and some of my comments would be, as other people have mentioned, as we can take this new climate resilience working group and leverage the improvements to make sure we're creating what we call resilient ready buildings, or kyoto japan, they refer to them as disaster proof buildings. i was excited about some of the amendments in job and labor and the role they play. whenever we're moving these big efforts and big projects
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forward, we really want to think about how we take advantage of the entire benefits and how we're bringing up the community. finally, i would just mention that we wanted to have some real discussions will the feasibility of this and about the budget impacts. i really do see this as a long-term program, similar to our seawall and those things. we really want to understand what we're going to be able to get, what some of the costs are going to be and how we can work it into our ten-year tomorrow, but really, the city's long-term strategic plan, so thank you very much. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. mr. chair and committee, that's all i got. >> chair peskin: okay. so thank you for all of that testimony from the various departments. we have a number of speaker cards here before us. joanie eisen, followed by tracey breiger, susan kerasoff,
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josh cliff, and sarah greenwald. >> i'm joanie eisen from san francisco tomorrow and citizens climate levy. i thank supervisor mandelman, and i'm very encouraged by the strong support from the departments, and thank you, kyle, too? so on behalf of san francisco tomorrow, they are in strong support of this resolution. we've worked with other organizations, and it's an emergency, come on, yeah. we've got to get this going. and also, speaking on behalf of robin cooper, dr. robin cooper, and she says, i'm a psychiatrist, practiced in san francisco over 35 years on the clinical faculty of ucsf department of psychiatry and
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cofounder and steering member of climate psychiatry alliance. as a physician, i'm particularly aware of the profound impacts on climate change on health. many medical organizations have recognized climate disruption as the most significant threat to public health facing our generation, and that our continued fossil fuel dependancy will continue to erase many gaines in 50 years or less. mental health, it's no different. i want to call to your attention the specific and severe impacts that the mentally ill and the mentally ill homeless face. it's for this voiceless population that i add my voice, advocating for the passage and implementation on both mitigation and adaptation policies. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you, joanie. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is tracey brieger. i'm the executive director of
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jobs with justice for san francisco. i really appreciate the leadership of supervisor mandelman and many cosponsor in recognizing climate change for what it is and taking bold and swift action. we also really appreciate your willingness to accept amendments to include families and homeless. we must make sure that working people and impacted community members don't bear the economic and social cost of this transition. we know there's nothing inherently labor friendly or worker friendly about complete transportation, wind or solar. the renewable energy revolution won't be any friendly more than the industrial revolution unless we make good neighborhood policies that good union jobs are the foundation of a just transition.
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jobs with justice brought forward some suggested amendments that make consulting with and meaningful opportunities for labor and working families a necessary part of the city's response to the climate crisis. they're also absolutely critically important to exacerbate existing social and economic inequalities. so thank you supervisor mandelman and kyle for your help in incorporating these amendments, and we look forward to working together to adjustment climate change to help working families in san francisco. >> chair peskin: thank you. next speaker, please. >> i wanted to thank you all for your ad vocation and biodiversity enhancement. biodiversity are directly impacted by climate change and land use. thank you for this resolution,
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and please consider linking it to your equally excellent biodiversity resolution so everyone is clear that biodiversity is impacted by climate change. thank you all for your good work. >> chair peskin: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm margaret pierce. i'm taking sarah greenwald's place because she had to leave. it's good that you understand how terribly urgent it is. 350 san francisco applauds this resolution, and we urge you to see it and implement it as quickly as possible. thank you. >> chair peskin: next speaker. >> hi. my name is josh clip. i am a long time san francisco resident, a long time volunteer with friends of the urban forest, and in my nonvolunteer life, i am an attorney and a
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certified access specialist. the thing i would encourage the city is an aggressive forestation policy. trees are the only thinthing -- known thing that eat pollution for breakfast, that absorbs stormwater, and also conserve energy as we're trying to reduce our energy efforts here. san francisco has the smallest urban canopy of negaany major in the united states. in 2016 we rolled out an urban forestati forestation plan, and every year, we've failed it. in the last ten years, the sfpuc has removed 475 trees and
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planted 39. if we want to have a -- appreciated representative from the sfmta stated earlier, one of the keys to making them more walkable is more trees, so again, would i request that forestation be an important and prioritized action of any climate action plan. >> chair peskin: thank you. agreed. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. cory smith on behalf of san francisco housing action coalition. i also want to thank supervisor mandelman and the department for putting all this together. as many of you know, and if not, i'm happy to share more information, the biggest bang for your buck that we can get from an environmental perspective as a city and as a state is to put housing next to jobs in order to avoid people
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commuting for long period of times of time. a report found -- and these numbers are actually i'm told pretty conservative, about 250,000 people commute every day from the central valley to the bay area urban core. the majority of them by urban passenger car use, for the total city of san francisco, i've got the state numbers here. 38% of the state's total co2 come from passenger cars; but in total, about 25% of the state's total pollution comes from people driving their vehicles. oftentimes to and from work because we don't build housing next to where we build jobs. that's why we're starting to see the nrdc and league of conservation voters speak up
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and say housing policy is an environmental policy when done right. there's an interesting article from the sierra club -- [inaudible] >> -- they actually had to clarify, and this is from their website, long-standing sierra club policy supports transit oriented policy, and this is supported by these principles. if we don't go after the biggest chunk of this, i frankly think we're wasting our time. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you. next speaker. [please stand by].
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>> we would emphasize the recognition of specific local environmental justice communities by name, such as bayview-hunters point. identification of specific communities is crucial to the specific development of effective environmental policies that recognize each community's historical trajectory, economic and cultural context and lived experiences. several resources can help inform this identification. san francisco, the san francisco indicator project managed by the san francisco department of public health collects neighborhood level data on factors such as proximity to contaminated sites, employment and incoming resident opportunity. bcdc has developed extensive digital maps of the bay area
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under the adapt tiff rising tides project. this includes community indicators such as the cost burdens of housing and transportation, income level and racial and ethnic composition. this resolution signals great promise to equity in san francisco. thank you all for your time and consideration and thank you supervisor mandelman for your important leadership on this issue. >> chair peskin: thank you so much. are there any other members of the public that would like to testify on this item number one? next speaker, please. >> i believe that the proposed declaration underscores the global proliferation of an increasingly common feature of toadyism. there's clearly and factually no climate emergency in san francisco. some of the testimony i've heard today reflected selective bias of data and the false
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attribu attributions. nature tends to be self-correcting and our reservoirs are all full today. if you want to reduce global emissions related to public transportation and housing, for example, you can do so without the unnecessary alarmist packaging or framing. >> chair peskin: thank you. seeing no other members of the public for public comment, public comment is closed. colleagues, is there a motion to adopt the afore mentioned amendments proposed by supervisor mandelman? moved by supervisor safai, and we will take that without objection, and we will send this to the full board with recommendation. supervisor safai? [inaudible] >> chair peskin: and we will
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add supervisor safai as a cosponsor. without objection, that will be the order. madam clerk -- oh, and supervisor clemandelman, if yol get the clerk a red line. next item, please. [agenda item read]. >> chair peskin: thank you, miss major. colleagues, if this file looks familiar, it's because it is familiar because we actually had the topic of office space conversions in the c-3-r, the downtown zoning district, which is essentially around union square before this committee earlier this year at which time we duplicated the file and sent one back to planning with a $6
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fee and the rest of it, we sent to the full board with some amendments about the third floor, and i indicated at that time -- i hate to throw him under the bus again, that billy rutland recommended we could take that to $6 a square foot, and everyone agreed with that, or at least they weren't that up set about it. the amendments that you have just distributed to you and given to miss flood earlier make it abundantly clear what we're doing, so those amendments that are before you reflect the fee increase only on page four, line eight, along with additional findings in section two on page two and revised unchaptered section four on page four. we will hear from miss butkus
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in a moment, but unlike last week, i always to you it when the planning commission recommends it unanimously, and not talk about it when the planning commission does not recommend it unanimously, but regardless, miss butkus, the floor is yours to talk about. is there any public comment on this? >> i wanted to thank supervisor
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miss kin f peskin for working with the property owners and business legislation and specifically the permit and controls that have already been adopted, and thank you also for the clarification that we are only addressing the fee today, so thank you. >> chair peskin: yeah, and just so everybody knows, when -- at the moment that we duplicated the file was before we had made the amendments with regard to the third floor, so hence the amendments that are before the committee today. thank you for all of your help in getting us here. and while we're all thanking one another, i really want to thank my staff who had to deal with all of you guys in the planning department and me these oh, so many months. miss flood? >> yes. good afternoon, chair peskin, supervisors. karen flood, executive director of union square bid. also just wanted to thank you for making that clarify about third floor.
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i read the agenda and heread t handouts, and confirmed it hadn't been changed, but you confirmed it will be the same as the legislation already signed by the mayor. we're on board. >> chair peskin: and of course all of these dollars that are generated will be used for improvements in the c-3-r. >> we're looking forward to meeting with you to see how that process will work. >> chair peskin: you are going to drive that process. >> yes. and thank you very much for driving that process and getting us to where we are today. >> chair peskin: thank you, miss flood. are there any other members of the public wishing to testify on item 2? seeing no others, public comment is closed. do i have a motion to send this
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item forward to the full board with a positive recommendation? motion and a second by commissioner haney. we are adjourned.
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>> this is one place you can always count on to give you what you had before and remind you of what your san francisco history used to be. >> we hear that all the time, people bring their kids here and their grandparents brought them here and down the line. >> even though people move away, whenever they come back to the city, they make it here. and they tell us that. >> you're going to get something made fresh, made by hand and made with quality products and something that's very, very good. ♪ >> the legacy bars and restaurants was something that was begun by san francisco simply to recognize and draw attention to the establishments. it really provides for san francisco's unique character. ♪
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>> and that morphed into a request that we work with the city to develop a legacy business registration. >> i'm michael cirocco and the owner of an area bakery. ♪ the bakery started in 191. my grandfather came over from italy and opened it up then. it is a small operation. it's not big. so everything is kind of quality that way. so i see every piece and cut every piece that comes in and out of that oven. >> i'm leslie cirocco-mitchell, a fourth generation baker here with my family. ♪ so we get up pretty early in the morning. i usually start baking around 5:00. and then you just start doing
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rounds of dough. loaves. >> my mom and sister basically handle the front and then i have my nephew james helps and then my two daughters and my wife come in and we actually do the baking. after that, my mom and my sister stay and sell the product, retail it. ♪ you know, i don't really think about it. but then when i -- sometimes when i go places and i look and see places put up, oh this is our 50th anniversary and everything and we've been over 100 and that is when it kind of hits me. you know, that geez, we've been here a long time. [applause] ♪ >> a lot of people might ask why our legacy business is important. we all have our own stories to tell about our ancestry.
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our lineage and i'll use one example of tommy's joint. tommy's joint is a place that my husband went to as a child and he's a fourth generation san franciscan. it's a place we can still go to today with our children or grandchildren and share the stories of what was san francisco like back in the 1950s. >> i'm the general manager at tommy's joint. people mostly recognize tommy's joint for its murals on the outside of the building. very bright blue. you drive down and see what it is. they know the building. tommy's is a san francisco hoffa, which is a german-style presenting food. we have five different carved meats and we carve it by hand at the station. you prefer it to be carved
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whether you like your brisket fatty or want it lean. you want your pastrami to be very lean. you can say i want that piece of corn beef and want it cut, you know, very thick and i want it with some sauerkraut. tell the guys how you want to prepare it and they will do it right in front of you. san francisco's a place that's changing restaurants, except for tommy's joint. tommy's joint has been the same since it opened and that is important. san francisco in general that we don't lose a grip of what san francisco's came from. tommy's is a place that you'll always recognize whenever you lock in the door. you'll see the same staff, the same bartender and have the same meal and that is great. that's important.
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♪ >> the service that san francisco heritage offers to the legacy businesses is to help them with that application process, to make sure that they really recognize about them what it is that makes them so special here in san francisco. ♪ so we'll help them with that application process if, in fact, the board of supervisors does recognize them as a legacy business, then that does entitle them to certain financial benefits from the city of san francisco. but i say really, more importantly, it really brings them public recognition that this is a business in san francisco that has history and that is unique to san francisco.
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>> it started in june of 1953. ♪ and we make everything from scratch. everything. we started a you -- we started a off with 12 flavors and mango fruits from the philippines and then started trying them one by one and the family had a whole new clientele. the business really boomed after that. >> i think that the flavors we make reflect the diversity of san francisco. we were really surprised about the legacy project but we were thrilled to be a part of it. businesses come and go in the city. pretty tough for businesss to stay here because it is so expensive and there's so much competition.
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so for us who have been here all these years and still be popular and to be recognized by the city has been really a huge honor. >> we got a phone call from a woman who was 91 and she wanted to know if the mitchells still owned it and she was so happy that we were still involved, still the owners. she was our customer in 1953. and she still comes in. but she was just making sure that we were still around and it just makes us feel, you know, very proud that we're carrying on our father's legacy. and that we mean so much to so many people. ♪ >> it provides a perspective. and i think if you only looked at it in the here and now, you're missing the context.
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for me, legacy businesses, legacy bars and restaurants are really about setting the context for how we come to be where we are today. >> i just think it's part of san francisco. people like to see familiar stuff. at least i know i do. >> in the 1950s, you could see a picture of tommy's joint and looks exactly the same. we haven't change add thing. >> i remember one lady saying, you know, i've been eating this ice cream since before i was born. and i thought, wow! we have, too. ♪ >> one more statement. we are the one. that is our first single that we made. that is our opinion. >> i can't argue with you. >> you are responsible please do not know his exact.
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[♪] [♪] [♪] >> i had a break when i was on a major label for my musical career. i took a seven year break. and then i came back. i worked in the library for a long time. when i started working the san francisco history centre, i noticed they had the hippie collection. i thought, if they have a hippie collection, they really need to have a punk collection as well. so i talked to the city archivist who is my boss.
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she was very interested. one of the things that i wanted to get to the library was the avengers collection. this is definitely a valuable poster. because it is petty bone. it has that weird look because it was framed. it had something acid on it and something not acid framing it. we had to bring all of this stuff that had been piling up in my life here and make sure that the important parts of it got archived. it wasn't a big stretch for them to start collecting in the area of punk. we have a lot of great photos and flyers from that area and that. that i could donate myself. from they're, i decided, you know, why not pursue other people and other bands and get them to donate as well? the historic moments in san francisco, punk history, is the sex pistols concert which was at winterland. [♪]
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it brought all of the punks on the web -- west coast to san francisco to see this show. the sex pistols played the east coast and then they play texas and a few places in the south and then they came directly to san francisco. they skipped l.a. and they skipped most of the media centres. san francisco was really the biggest show for them pick it was their biggest show ever. their tour manager was interested in managing the adventures, my band. we were asked to open to support the pistols way to that show. and the nuns were also asked to open the show. it was certainly the biggest crowd that we had ever played to. it was kind of terrifying but it did bring people all the way from vancouver, tee seattle, portland, san diego, all up and down the coast, and l.a., obviously. to san francisco to see this show. there are a lot of people who say that after they saw this show they thought they would start their own band. it was a great jumping off point for a lot of west coast punk.
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it was also, the pistols' last show. in a way, it was the end of one era of punk and the beginning of a new one. the city of san francisco didn't necessarily support punk rock. [♪] >> last, but certainly not least is a jell-o be opera. they are the punk rock candidate of the lead singer called the dead kennedys. >> if we are blaming anybody in san francisco, we will just blame the dead kennedys. >> there you go. >> we had situations where concerts were cancelled due to flyers, obscene flyers that the city was thought -- that he thought was obscene that had been put up. the city of san francisco has come around to embrace it's musicians. when they have the centennial for city hall, they brought in
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all kinds of local musicians and i got to perform at that. that was, at -- in a way, and appreciation from the city of san francisco for the musical legends. i feel like a lot of people in san francisco don't realize what resources there are at the library. we had a film series, the s.f. punk film series that i put together. it was nearly sold out every single night. people were so appreciative that someone was bringing this for them. it is free. everything in the library is free. >> it it is also a film producer who has a film coming out. maybe in 2018 about crime. what is the title of it? >> it is called san francisco first and only rock 'n' roll movie. crime, 1978. [laughter] >> when i first went to the art institute before the adventures were formed in 77, i was going to be a painter. i did not know i would turn into a punk singer. i got back into painting and i
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mostly do portraiture and figurative painting. one of the things about this job here is i discovered some great resources for images for my painting. i was looking through these mug shot books that we have here that are from the 1920s. i did a whole series of a mug shot paintings from those books. they are in the san francisco history centre's s.f. police department records. there are so many different things that the library provides for san franciscans that i feel like a lot of people are like, oh, i don't have a library card. i've never been there. they need to come down and check it out and find out what we have. the people who are hiding stuff in their sellers and wondering what to do with these old photos or old junk, whether it is hippie stuff or punk stuff, or stuffestuff from their grandpar, if they bring it here to us, we can preserve it and archive it
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and make it available to the public in the future.
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>> welcome. we're glad you're here. this is the regular meeting of the board of education of the san francisco unified school district. today is march 12, 2019. roll call, please. (roll call). >> thank you. tonight i will open this meeting in honour of zora that said those that don't got it can't show it and those that no got i, can't hide it.


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