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serve over 8,000 youth per year. this is not my award, this is a recognition of the great work that they have done. i will accept it on behalf of them. thank you. i come before such great woman before that have helped san francisco grow into what it is today and will continue to inspire my work. thank you so much. [applause] [please stand by]
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>> thank you. today, for women's history month , and a true champion of peace and nonviolence, i'm proud to recognize mother and activist , mattie scott. [applause] -- mattie scott.
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she is a long-term resident of the western edition, and i have known known her and her work for over 15 years. she is a san francisco chapter leader, of mothers in charge. she is also the executive director of a healing for our families and our nation. her journey began with a heartbreak. on july 17th, 1996, her youngest sun mac was shot and killed while attending a graduation party in the western edition. she says this senseless act of violence produced a ripple effect of an even greater pain on my family, neighbors, community and our city. ninety-six homicides ripped our safety of san francisco that year, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and fear for my other children's lives set in and disrupted my life. three months later, i went to my first support group. friends and family of murdered
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victims, and the rest is history since this tragic loss, she has been -- had a nationwide -- has been on a nationwide mission to address the root causes of gun violence for over 25 years. she was chosen to be mothers in charge chapter leader for san francisco because of her compassion, commitment, and dedication on violence prevention. as executive director of healing for our families and our nation, she works with all law enforcement agencies, government officials, clergy, educators, c.b.o. and others in her campaign for gun violence. i remember my time as an aid went these killings completely ripped our community apart. with every loss, it was a painful reminder of the potential being stolen away from our community, but it was also leaders like her who said, enough. we need to focus on prevention, we need to focus on education,
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and we need to focus on jobs. she has been there every step of the way supporting families, especially women, mattie has created a safe space for grieving. she has wiped many tears, fed many hungry bellies, but even in the light of these tragedies, she remains resilient and focused. maddie is an inspiration to me and our community, and i'm so thrilled to be able to recognize her today. maddie, thank you for your incredible work to make healthy, safer neighborhoods in our community. i commend you. [applause] [cheering] >> before you speak, there's several supervisors who would also like to add their remarks. supervisor stefani? >> thank you. maddie, i just love you so much. i first met maddie when i was building the mom his demand
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action for gun safety. i met her after -- when we were planning the memorial for the first year of sandy hook, and we worked together every single year since, and and it's shooting after shooting. you and i see each other. i was just thinking, we need to see each other for dinner, not just after shootings, we see each other too often because of that. i remember after the vegas shooting when we were standing on the steps of city hall, just a few of us, from the brady campaign, from mom his demand action, and you had us get in a circle and we all held hands and you started singing "this legislative mind." i remember weeping, and you were just there, a source of strength your voice is incredible, by the way. you could have a singing career. you are absolutely amazing. every time i see you, i am
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inspired. i know you've been through so much. you have turned that into strength for others -- others. you are there for survivors. you are they are. you were there in my committee hearing on getting the nra out of our police code, and i cannot thank you enough. when i think of that song, you are a light in this world and i absolutely love you. i think supervisor brown for honoring you today. [cheers and applause]. >> thank you. >> supervisor haney? >> thank you. thank you for honoring maddie. i look at this award, a champion of peace and nonviolence, and you are exactly the embodiment of that. i got to work with you on the gun buybacks, and all things that have happened in our community, and i just think that for many of us one really awful tragic and unimaginable things happen, many of us want to run away.
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we want to turn away, and you are somebody who goes directly towards it and shows up every single time, and i think very often when we talk about successes that we've had as a safety on reducing violence or reducing murders, we often look to what the police have done or what the official city response has been, but we know that the real reason for that is because of your work, and because of mothers who show up every time and bring that peace, not just to those who are suffering or who have lost their loved ones, but to make sure that we don't continue that cycle of violence and that we end it and we see the humanity in all of us. i just want to thank you for doing that. i have seen you do it first hand you have done it when nobody was watching. you do it every time. i want to commend you for representing the best of nonviolence and peacemaking, and to all the mothers who do it alongside you as well.
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congratulations. [applause] >> supervisor watson? >> thank you. my colleagues have definitely said mostly everything i want to say, but i also just wanted to add that not only did you start this work and turn a tragedy into triumph, but you've done it for years, and you have done it citywide and you have done it across the state, and you have done it at the policy level, the grassroots level across this country, because you know that losing anyone from violence is something we want to eliminate and stop. i want you to know how much we appreciate your work on a consistent basis. i don't get to tell you that all the time because we are always scrambling, but just know that your work is an inspiration to all of us, and i thank you for stepping it up and doing this for all of us to see and being a role model to ask. thank you.
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[applause] >> okay. it is now your turn. >> to my supervisor, vallie brown, to all of you who are present, catherine, matt, schumann, and all of the board of supervisors who are present, i am honored today to be standing here and making our city a better and safer place for all. it is truly an honor. i got choked up when i saw sharon hewitt's name on here. she is my hero. she taught us that this took us out of hand as parents in district ten, sunnydale, when bullets were wriggling that neighborhood, and so many parents were on the couch, and
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could not get up. losing one, two -- one, two, three, sums to tragedy. i stand on the shoulder of sharon hewitt and all these amazing women who are honor tear today. shirley jones and so many others , espinoza jackson, and many others who have gone on. it is an honor to be here because 22 years ago, when i lost my 7, his case is still unsolved, and i have to see the young man in my neighborhood sometimes at the grocery store who took my son's life. i see them behind the walls of san bruno, and got the message that i have forgiven him. if i have not, i would not be standing here today.
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every day, an average of 96 americans are killed every day. one in three homes have children with a gun inside that is left unlocked, or loaded. the presence of a gun and the domestic violence situation increases the risk of the women being killed and even her children, five times greater. sixty 2% of firearm -related deaths in the united states are suicide, so i stand here today for us to be a safer nation because this is about all of us or none of us, and i think often about this place, city hall, over 30 years ago when we lost harvey milk and our mayor to this senseless tragedy of gun violence. we've gotten better, but there's more work to do. there's more work to do. we must stop the killer and start the hearing, and i just want to thank you, supervisor
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brown, for your coming out there with us and shamann mountain -- shamann walked in and mapped, when those murders happen to, you were there on the scene with us with those families. were there on the scene with those families during the funeral processions. you were there with us, meeting those families in the aftermath of violence. everyone goes away and has to deal with this nightmare on a daily basis. i want to thank, on behalf of edward powell, who just lost his second child to gun violence in the bayview, gabriel powell, along time colleague of mine. he and his wife, i accept this honor on his behalf. accepted also on the behalf of my dear friends who lost victor, our champion of music at usc to gun violence, and to every mother and every father who is on the couch or dealing with
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substance abuse issues because of this epidemic. on behalf of dr. marianne jones, who supports me at the westside community services, and block to the future, to alma jackson and collected jackson, and to my granddaughter who is here, sasha scott, and my other grandchildren who are not able to be here for school. to george and mary fryer from the brady campaign. we are on this road for victory. with h.r. eight, background checks, universal all over the country, we are going to win that, we are going to win that. [applause]. >> the nra cannot stop us. we will win that legislation. and the gdr oh, gun violence restraining order. we are not going to stop, we stopped. as i said right here, every breath is a gift, and every breath that i use every day to get up, i get up for the purpose
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of saving lives. i get up because another mother can't get up. i get up because of incarcerated mothers that aren't able to get out to go to her own son's funeral. that is why i get up so that children don't have to hide under desks, and so we don't have to look over our shoulders and the movie theatre in the shopping mall during christmas time, so we don't have to worry about someone pulling a gun and for the 50 lives that were just lost in new zealand. i get up. so i thank you, supervisor vallie brown. i thank you, supervisor walton, supervising and attaining supervisor catherine stefani and to all of you, the members of the board for your dedication to us being the city of san francisco to us being that one nation under god. for us being the leader on the road to victory to stop the killing and start the healing.
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thank you very much. [applause]
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>> okay. i did not forget about supervisor haney, he requested that his presentation to his honouree be postponed until our next meeting. thank you for letting me know. so this concludes our women's history month presentations. thank you to my colleagues for such such wonderful people that you presented today. it is truly one of -- to me, the best punch i have seen in the seven years that i have gone through this. thank you very much so break now , i would like to go back.
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madame clark, let's go back to our agenda and call item number 29, i believe. >> item 29 is a motion to appoint supervisor gordon marjie the bay area air quality management district board of directors term and in february 1 st, 2021. >> colleagues, can we get a motion to ask you a supervisor mar from this hygienically. >> moved by supervisor fewer and seconded by supervisor brown. without objection, supervisor mar is excused. madame clark, please call the roll on this item. >> item 2029... [roll call]
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>> there are ten imacs. >> this motion is approved by a 10-0 vote. madame clark, please call the next item. >> item 30 is a motion to appoint supervisor simone walton to the peninsula court -- corridor powers board for an indefinite term. >> and we have a motion to excuse supervisor melton -- walton from this item? without objection, supervisor walton is excused. madame clark, please call the roll on this item. >> on item 30... [roll call]
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>> there are ten imacs. >> thank you. this motion is approved by 10-0 vote. let's see. madame clark, let's go to the next item. >> item 31 was considered by the rules committee at a regular meeting on monday march 18th, and was recommended as a committee report with a new title. it is a motion to approve the mayor's appointment of man to the retirement board for a five-year term ending february 20th, 2024. >> supervisor fewer? >> thank you. i just wanted to mention that i will be voting no on this item. i don't know him, and i'm sure he is fine and this is not personal. i failed the board has been performing exceptionally well.
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i don't understand for the change in leadership, and so i will be not supporting disappointments. thank you. >> thank you. i will concur with supervisor fewer with her remarks and not vote for him. and again, like supervisor fewer , it is not personal. okay. madame clark, roll call on this item. >> on age of 31... [roll call] -- on item 31... [roll call]
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>> there are nine aye and two knows. >> this motion is approved with a 9-2 vote. >> i think we are at roll call for introductions. >> roll call for introductions, supervisor stefani is first to introduce new business. >> thank you. >> as i'm sure you can expect, i would like to close immediate memory of our muslim brothers and sisters who lost their lives to senses -- senseless violence in new zealand last week, and i want to thank president you for the moment of silence at the beginning of the board meeting. i am so incredibly saddened and outraged. it is hard for me to fathom this kind of hatred towards one another, let alone the fact that people so filled with hatred can so easily arm themselves to inflict such horror.
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we should all be able to live and worship freely without fear of gun violence, yet once again, we have learned that hate, armed with a gun is deadly. whether worshiping at a mosque in new zealand or a synagogue in pittsburgh, a starkly african-american methodist church in charleston, a baptist church in texas, a temple in wisconsin, people should never have to worry about gun violence when praying or attempting services at their place of worship. our hearts are with the muslim community in new zealand and here at home over the last week, dozens of families became members of a club that no one wants to join, the millions of people whose lives have been forever ripped apart by gun violence. among the 50 people who lost their lives in new zealand's, there was a 3-year-old, a 4 -year-old, a 12-year-old, a 14 -year-old boy, and a community absolutely devastated so many lives were senselessly shattered
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once again. it is really up to us to make our voices heard and call on leaders at every single level of government to put the safety of our families and communities first. we saw how the prime minister of new zealand reacted by vowing to ban assault weapons. i wish we had leadership like that in washington, d.c. she led with sit with the, love and integrity. i want to thank all my colleagues for leaning on this issue in the same way. i feel so lucky to work with all of you that share my thoughts on this issue. when hatred comes armed, it is deadly. the fact that those with such hatred in the hearts can show easily on themselves no matter where it occurs. we must do everything in our power to disarm heche. my heart is broken once again. we stand with new zealand, united against hate in all forms
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i would like to adjourn in memory of the brothers and sisters who lost their lives in this tragic event. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor stefani >> can i ask permission that the board adjourn it? >> thank you. >> next is supervisor walton. >> thank you. this afternoon i will be introducing two ordinances, also one resolution in memorial. i want to start with the fact that we have issues with they have been targeting young people with their colours and flavours that entice adolescents and pulled them towards addiction to nicotine.
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companies like jewel are increasing to increase number of people addicted to nicotine, people who never would have picked up a cigarette. prohibiting vaping products that target our young people and push them towards addiction to nicotine and tobacco is the only way to ensure the safety of our youth. today alone, along with a city attorney, i'm introducing an ordinance amending the health code to prohibit the sale, manufacturer, and distribution of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes on city property. i'm also introducing an ordinance amending the health code to prohibit the sale by tobacco retail establishments of electronic cigarettes that require but have not received an order from the f.d.a. food and drug administration approving their marketing and prohibiting the sale and distribution to any person in san francisco of
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tobacco products with a purchaser -- where the purchaser is under the age of 21. this goes for flavored tobacco products, electronic cigarettes that require but have not received an f.d.a. orator approving their market. i also want to introduce a resolution, along with supervisors ronen, president yee , and supervisor haney, the trump administration to stop the massive deportation i've rehabilitated, formerly incarcerated southeast asian nationals. between 1975 to the early 1990s , the united states accepted hundreds of thousands south -- of southeast asians escaping the vietnam war and the genocide of cambodia. california is home to nearly a million southeast asians originating from cambodia, vietnam and laos.
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most of the immigrants settled in california, major cities like san francisco, san jose, fresno, long beach, and los angeles. these immigrants were typically placed in the poorest parts of the communities with inadequate financial support, and many of these individuals and their children languished in severe poverty. in particular, cambodian refugees which predispose seven to the criminal justice system. the illegal immigration reform and immigration responsibility act of 1966 expanded the definition of what type of crime that could result in deportation the bill also allowed the expanded definition to be applied retroactively. the southeast asia resource action centre estimates that the 1996 immigration reform and immigrant responsibility act
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impacted more than 16,000 southeast asian americans, many of whom were refugees fleeing the vietnam war and the cambodian genocide. president trump and his administration have continued to place harsh limits on immigration and asylum with his national policy, and he has particular -- particularly sought out and specifically targeted immigrants in the reentry community. in 2019, more than 1700 nonduty cambodians were given final orders of removal. with many individuals who are district ten residents, you have more than 20 years from the time of their criminal convictions. these individuals have become pillars of their communities, homeowners, fathers, mothers, and great tenured employees. the trump administration's approach to deportation is controversial because it breaks
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up families, and in some cases, the returnees have never lived in their country of origin, nor they have they lived -- and org have they a living relative. in the state of california and jury brown starting in 2018 has taken active roles in trying to stop to combat the massive deportation of southeast asians. so today, we are also joining in the effort. final piece of my business, i wants to offer an in memoriam today, and this in memorial is an owner of a man who was the father of natalie g. in our office. natalie passed away early this month on march 1st, 2019 at the age of 90.
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he came from humble beginnings and was born in 1928 in china in the 1940s at the age of 13. he quit school and immigrated to san francisco for a better life. he was parts of the last wave of paper sons, and had to assume a different name, as well as be part of a different family in order to immigrate. on paper, he was part of the hong family. he was able to change his name after the immigration act of 1965. his first job after arriving to san francisco is to work at our father judgement laundromat to repay his debt for coming to the united states, as well as becoming a chauffeur for his father, driving him to important events in chinatown, and around san francisco because of his work in the chinatown family
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association. throughout his life, he worked blue-collar jobs at department stores in san francisco, and finally worked as a taxi cab for yellow cab from the late seventies to 2003. he met natalie's mother in the 1980s in china through the help of friends and relatives. as newlyweds and new immigrants, they struggled while working multiple jobs to save money. eventually, they were able to settle in san francisco in the mid-eighties. their daughter was born shortly after. he and his wife, karen, were married for 38 years. he has always been humble, sincere, and hard-working his entire life. he had a strong sense of family responsibility and worked hard to build a foundation for his family. he was a good father and good husband, and his legacy lives on
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through his daughter, natalie, who i am proud to call my chief of staff. he will be dearly missed, may he rest in peace. the rest i submit. >> supervisor viewer? >> yes, my condolences to the family. i respectfully request to be added to your resolution denouncing the deportation of southeast asians. >> thank you, commissioner, supervisor viewer. >> supervisor ronen? >> thank you so much. i'm just shocked i didn't know about the passing of him. i just wanted to express my profound condolences to natalie, who i know was his pride and joy , and rightfully so because she is absolutely incredible and i just wanted to express my love and support for natalie and her mom, a beautiful family.
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residents of my food -- of my district. if you'd be so kind to add me to the in memoriam, i would appreciate that. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> okay. next up is me. it's less than 100 days in 2019 and eight people have already lost their lives on our streets. at this right, we are going to have a very high fatality count in 2019. last year, we have more people who lost their lives because of collisions than guns in our city this is not a hypothetical situation. this is deeply personal for me. i am a survivor of a collision, and know what it means to have
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your entire life and your family 's life ripped apart because of a collision. crashes can be prevented. death and injury can be prevented, but only if we act with urgency that is required to make the changes we need to stop yet another person from being hurt or killed. no more thoughts and prayers, action is what we need to because every injury, every traffic related fatality is a loved one, is $8 or, a father, a grounds mother, a life partner. if we don't act with urgency, we are saying that it is acceptable to allow these unnecessary tragedies to continue. we just had our vision zero committee meeting last week and we discussed what we have been doing and how we will move forward with our activities of
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the three east of enforcement, engineer and education. and it was a good presentation, except that again, we are looking at eight people who just passed away. we must do everything possible to prevent the heartbreak and unspeakable suffering that ensues in the aftermath of every single collision. we have to do better, and we can we know speed is the leading factor for serious injury and death in san francisco. we are more than -- where more than 500 people are seriously injured and more than 20 people lose their lives every year. today i am directing the city attorney's office to draft legislation to address the speed limits citywide with the aim of decreasing the allowable speeds, which we know will save lives. this legislation will also mandate daylighting citywide.
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for those unfamiliar with daylighting, daylighting is a straightforward improvement that makes everyone in the street easier to see at intersections, especially children. it requires removing visual barriers within a minimum of 10 feet from a crosswalk or intersection. there are real impacts of daylighting, and there is proof that this concept works. in the tenderloin, daylighting intersections resulted in a 14 fewer reported collisions at these intersections. for anyone who says that this would cost as parking spaces, let me respond now, saying life is more critical, lives are more critical than saving a parking space. if you disagree, i challenge you
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to say to the families of those who have already lost... lost loved ones in collisions. i challenge you to say, i would rather save a parking space then a life. lastly, this legislation will mandate that critical injuries and severe injuries, not just fatalities are used as a metric for vision zero. i want to thank the coalition for recommending this change as well. in november 2017, sfmta was directed to create a rapid response team to implement traffic calming after a fatality this is critically important, but not enough. rather than waiting for additional injuries or fatalities to act, we have a tremendous amount of data from prior collisions that resulted
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in serious injuries that we can act on now. sfmta can target improvements at the locations of these collisions. using just 2016 and 2017 data, we would be giving attention to more than 1100 people who have been severely injured. we cannot wait to make changes that we know can save lives right now. we cannot wait and let our inaction as a safety results in more deaths, in more injuries that are 100% preventable. the rest i submit. >> thank you, mr. president. supervisor brown? >> thank you. san francisco is celebrating its 15th annual small business week may 6 through the 11th this year.
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small business week concludes the week on may 11th, 2019. we are celebrating shopping and dining in the car doors, and an effort led by san francisco council of district merchants and the office of small business i am pleased to sponsor this year's legislation to authorize public works to waive the fee is for temporary street space, occupancy permits for 12 merchant corridors totaling 246 blocks, and $70,304 in fees waived. this year marks the 13th year that the board of supervisors has sponsored the ordinance for the temperate street space occupancy permit fee waiver, i want to think public works director and to team at the bureau of street you sound mapping or their continued partnership, and a special thanks to our office of small business executive director. this is one small gesture that the city can take to abide in
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economic vibrancy of our city's merchant corridors. the merchant corridors that will be included are the balboa merchant association, castro street, clement street, the visitor out merchant association , fillmore street association, pate street association, ingleside merchants association, inner sunset merchant association, sacramento street merchant association, union street, valencia corridor merchant association, and west portal merchant association. my second item, today i am substituting my legislation requiring brick-and-mortar businesses to accept cash from customers who want to buy food or services. i want to thank my colleagues and cosponsors after talking with my colleagues and business
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owners, and folks in the community about my cash requirement legislation, i'm substituting the file today to ensure that brick-and-mortar businesses like amazon go can no longer deny goods and services to san franciscans who do not have access to baking services. companies like amazon and nestée , owner of the blue bottle , are making record profits. for the second year in a row, amazon will not pay federal income taxes on $11 billion in profits. they can afford to hire employees to accept cash or come up with some other solution for accepting cash. recently, a representative from blue bottle coffee center said about the company not accepting cash, we know that cashless can leave some folks behind. that is just not okay. last month, the city of philadelphia passed similar legislation that includes amazon go. amazon said they will not open any stories in philadelphia.
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but city officials there said they're fine with that. they will not accept city sanctioned inequality, and neither should we. san francisco is a city of the first, but this time where second, that we will -- but we are going to do the right thing to ensure equitable access to our stores and restaurants for all san franciscans, the rest i submit. >> thank you. >> thank you, supervisor brown. i would like to be added to your substitute legislation. thank you. >> supervisor fewer? >> submit. >> supervisor haney? >> thank you, madame clerk. thank you for your remarks and your introduction around vision zero and your leadership. i had a couple things i wanted to say about that. before i came into the chamber
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today, i paid a visit to the sfmta board of directors, and it was following a rally that we had on the steps of a couple hundred people. many of whom were friends, colleagues of tess rothstein who lost her life on howard street a few weeks ago. i want to thank supervisors brown, ronen, and mandelman for attending the rally at the board meeting. i was very happy to see that they made a motion and approved the expansion of the protected bike lane from third street to sixth street, which was exactly the area where tess was killed, and what i want to say is i want to thank them for that. i also want to call on them to expands that protected bike lane even further. there's really no reason why it shouldn't extend all the way from the embarcadero and down,
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and it is something we need to complete immediately, as well as the other very high injury corridors set exist in my district, as well as other districts. i want to -- because we have few mechanisms to really push the sfmta to do some of these things that need to be done, i need to further escalate this call to complete the bike network, which the protected bike lane network which continues to be dangerously and recklessly incomplete. the second thing that i have that i'm introducing today is a resolution to rename gilbert street. since the passing of jeff adachi , a beloved public defender, nearly a month ago, there has been many tributes, memorials, and gatherings to celebrate his life and legacy. one of the things that have come up in these conversations, and
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i'm sure there would be more, is how to appropriately honor him in a permanent way. one of the ideas that came forward to my office from the public defenders themselves was to honor him by renaming gilbert street. gilbert street is the street that covers the staff entrance to the public defender's office. it is a street that jeff walked through to get to the hall of justice for decades since he first started at the public defender's office. it was a route that he took every morning to gather his thoughts on to plot his next move against injustice. it is aware he would meet with other public defenders on their way to court where he would chat with colleagues about their days and vent about battles they thought. the loss of our friend and leader almost a month ago has been devastating to all of us. jeff served every city with
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conviction, on her, and tenacity he served our community and did what did the face of emergent -- diversity. he supported supported popular causes and he firmly believed he was doing what was right because he gave hope and voice to the voiceless. we are proud of his legacy, and we know it will be remembered forever. that fight lives on in all of us , especially through the attorneys and staff of the public defender's office. they have been very supportive of this potential renaming of gilbert street to jeff adachi way, as well as jeff's family. jeff is an institution and as a symbol of power after people, and renaming this street, this alley that he walked on nearly every working day of the last 30 years is a fitting tribute to his legacy. lastly, i am working with the city attorney on an ordinance
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that would generate funding for affordable housing by increasing the job charge a housing linkage fee. the job housing linkage fee was started in 1996 and applies to any development project that increases the total amount of any combination of entertainment , hotel, office, research, and development and retail by 25,000 or more gross square feet. when the city started its first phase of high-rise office expansion from 1979, it recognize the link to have office to velma genovese and offset the impacts of that development gap as long show along with prop m., they had a childcare impact fee and a job housing impact fee. a completed nexis study is required under the mitigation feet act in order to justify impact fees and sets the amounts linkage or allowed to fund services as related to developments. the money collected channels revenue into our housing fund which can be used to develop new
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affordable housing. the nexis study has not been conducted and completed since 1997. this means that the linkage fee is based on an outdated formula that finds the nexus between large-scale developments and fails to reflect increased amounts for housing in the city, much of what the office is a development in district six and district three. the formula that we are relying on his 22 years old and uses a lower right that does not take into account higher worker densities we see in the city today. the city has contracted with a consulting company to complete this study, but they have yet to release it. they have been asking a new study be conducted for years and we expect that the study will be released in april, and we want to be ready. the immediate goal of working with the city attorney on this legislation is to make sure that once the nexis and feasibility study are completed, we will have legislation ready for the board to consider that has a more accurate rate that we have more money for the city to invest in affordable housing. the demand for affordable
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housing is immense, in the city should update this via soon as a study is released. the legislation we are preparing will allow us to move forward. the rest i submit. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> supervisor mar? >> submit. >> supervisor peskin? >> i have nothing to submit. >> supervisor ronen. >> thank you, i have nothing to submit today. i also wanted to join president yee and supervisor stefani and expressing own condolences to the 50 people who lost their lives, and the 30 who are fighting to recover in the hospital in christchurch, new zealand. it was a horrific terrorist massacre, and something that is so awful that i really just wanted to take the time to tell
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the muslim community here in san francisco that i can't and so many of us love you, that we cherish you, that we celebrate your contributions to the greatness of our city and that we will do, and i will do everything in my power to fight for and ensure that you are safe here in san francisco. i also just wanted to commence the prime minister for her leadership in this time of crisis. it is incredibly refreshing, to see a leader of a country to change gun-control laws and to comfort a community that is in the morning with sincere love and respect it is a lesson that our own prime minister -- the president could take the prime minister of new zealand. >> thank you, supervisor. >> thank you. today i would like to end in memorial for a long time process
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or -- professor of philosophy. she was an institution at san francisco state. she was a professor and former chair of the philosophy department at san francisco state and a nationally recognized advocate for disability rights, disabled by polio as a child, she was a leading advocate for equity for persons with disabilities. on the faculty as -- of s.f. state since 67, she worked to make access and disability services available on california college campuses. in 1980, she was appointed by jimmy carter to serve on the national council for the humanities, the governing board of the national endowment for the humanities as well. she served for 26 years as a treasurer of the american philosophical association, the pacific division, and dr.
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silvers received the inaugural california faculty association of human rights award in 1989 and served as a senior fulbright scholar in new zealand in 2005. in 2009, she was awarded the quinn price for service to the profession by the a.p.a. in 2013, a price or philosophical achievement and contribution wi-fi get beta kappa. she received the wing family excellence award for extraordinary achievements in california state university systems. the ground breaking scholarship help to establish disability rights as an important subfield of philosophy. she is regarded as an authority on the medical ethics -- bioethics disability pharaoh, -- theory, social philosophy, a statics, and feminism. as a teacher and mentor, she changed the lives of countless people. she will be deeply missed by her students, colleagues, and the many people she inspired.
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i just want to add one last, i had the great privilege of meeting her on her door when i was campaigning the very first time for office. she was the very first person to stop what she was doing, go back and get her checkbook and write me a check on the spot. from that point on, was a strong , strong supporter of someone i turn to often. she will be deeply missed by all those in the community and she was a true leader. thank you. the rest i submit. >> thank you. the board will send us condolences. mr. president, that concludes the introduction of new business >> thank you, colleagues. madame clerk, let's go to public comment at this time. >> at this time, the public may address entire board of supervisors for up to two minutes on items in the subject matter jurisdiction of the board to include the five your 12th, 2019 board meeting minutes, an item 35 through 39 on the adoption without reference to committee calendar. pursuant to the board's rules,
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please direct your remarks to the board as a whole, not to individual members or to the audience. speakers using interpretation assistance will be allowed twice the amount to testify. if you have a document to display on the projector, remove it when you would like the screen to return to live coverage of the meeting. >> okay. go ahead. >> yeah, good evening, president yee, madame clerk. all the members of the board of supervisors. my name is ruben, i'm currently an employee of the department of public health, health services, i am also a retiree of the san francisco office. my cell phone number is 415559 5796, for anyone who is interested in my comments. i want to support supervisor walton's efforts to restrain
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numbers of the sheriff's department from physically injuring and harming inmates in the county jail system. i had the personal experience of being a severely beaten and a safety cell. my offence was trying to enter city hall. i oppose gavin newsom's efforts to pass on cash. there was a deputy he thought i was not allowed to enter city hall. he came charging down the hallway towards me. i used -- i hope he would stop. he did not stop, and my foot accidentally touched his leg. upon getting up, i noticed his face. i was grabbed in a safety cell, and as they put me to the ground , they said he kicked
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impaired that deputy made a phone call to the safety cell. i had so much blood through -- falling to my throat i thought i would choke to death. my only thought is my children would hear i had died in a safety cell and with think i must have done something terrible. i was struggling with a chemical dependency problem, an addiction to crack cocaine. my fear was -- >> thank you. thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> sir, your time is up. next speaker. >> supervisors and audience, i will try to be as serious without rhyming this time to make it clear to this board. i think i have started that last
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week. i am confidently doing this until i get satisfactions on this board. i'm asking for a public hearing. i am trying to get a town hall meeting in my community about the fillmore. first of all, i want to contact and let all of these event coordinators, the jazz festival, the teams, the sunday streets, there are four events in the fillmore. when i come to the community and have my meeting is, all of those people will be rearranged to the community will be able to enjoy and to be employed, because i am the fillmore corridor invested her. also, i heard supervisors talking about a distant merchants. there is no merchant in the fillmore. i beg to differ. i am sorry to get out here to say this, supervisor, but there is no merchants in the fillmore. it's like there's no c.a.c. or see -- all you have is ace.
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the fillmore centers need to be checked out. there is a place there, and supervisors all set it. the retail space has been vacant for years, and nobody takes care of it. i want you all to look into that there is also a big building in the fillmore -- and even fillmore heritage is owned by the city and county. as a matter of fact, it is what you call interest. you may not know that. i want you all to listen. i need a public hearing on the addition, okay? if you don't do that, i'm going across the street to the f.b.i. rad is in our community, and all of them is doing wrong. there is one that is doing pretty good. we need a town hall meeting. we have a special election coming up in november, supervisor.
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miss baker is not from our community. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> go ahead. >> good afternoon, supervisors. and the executive director of the library users association. i have good news and some not good news. for background, two months ago i came to you when the library was considering fines and fees changes. but what they were doing is the absolute minimum with respect to getting rid of fines, and that is they wanted to get rid of fines going forward only.
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we have had a campaign of education and alert. we've advocated for years, and others have done as well to have a no fine or the system. [please stand by]

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