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>> commissioner: on behalf of the board i'd like to acknowledge the staff at sfg tv. maya hernandez and colina mendoza who make the transcripts available online. madame clerk, are there any communications? >> clerk: i have none to report, mr. president. >> commissioner: colleagues, today we're approving the minutes from march 5, 2019 board meeting. are there any changes to these meeting minutes? seeing none, can i have a motion to approve the minutes as presented? made by supervisor haney and seconded by supervisor stefani.
madame clerk can you please read the consent agenda. >> clerk: item 1 through 3 on consent and considered to be routine if a member objects an item may be removed and considered separately. >> commissioner: colleagues, would anyone like to sever any items from the consent agenda. seeing none, madame clerk, call the roll on items 1 through 3. >> clerk: [roll call] >> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> commissioner: thank you,
madame clerk. let's go through the regular agenda. >> clerk: item 4 be an ordinance in the planning code to pay the fee on additional units and the application date and to determine the ceqa determination and make the appropriate finding. mr. president, this requires eight votes pursuant to the code. >> commissioner: same house, same call. the ordinance is passed unanimously. please call the next item. >> clerk: item 5 is an ordinance to amend the code to add to the gross receipt tax equal to 10% of the portion of the yearly tax liability to which the person or combined group enters into an agreement waving its right to a refund of the tax payments ed with any claim the homeless
gross reset tax is invalid because it requires a two-thirds rather than the majority of the electorate to pass to equal a person's tax equal to 110% of a person's gift to support the fund and authorize the office of the treasurer and tax collector to accept gifts to support the fund. >> commissioner: colleagues, same house, same call? it passes unanimously. >> clerk: item 6 is an ordinance to amend the administrative code for lettering on interior and exterior signage of the harvey milk terminal. >> we passed the law to change it the terminal 1 to harvey milk terminal.
it's frustrating i have to follow that up with legislation getting into such details as the size of the signage and the truth is it's been an uphill battle and a fight every step of the way to name this terminal after harvey milk. one of the most important civil rights leaders whose political career and life and legacy was raised here in san francisco and someone who someone we're proud of. and we represent sfan francisco
the same way he did when he was alive. i was a legislative aide when they proposed the entire airport be named after harvey milk. i know my colleague, supervisor mandelman will take more about that in a minute but it's not an easy thing to do apparently to name an airport after an icon that we loved so much. i'm happy we're hear at this point and the -- here at this point and the board has stood solid on fighting so the intention is reflected in the way the new terminal is designed and that harvey's life and legacy is remembered and celebrated.
>> commissioner: supervisor mandelman. >> thank you, supervisor ronen for having worked on this for years and years. i find the measure before us frustrating. it seems like we're arguing over the crumbs. i think supervisor campos was correct back in 2013 in believe it would be right and appropriate and significant for san francisco to put harvey milk's name on the airport in a way travellers from around the world coming from countries where people are being killed and they're very lives are at stake to pass through an airport where they either were blessed or had to confront the reality it was named after an a good man.
in nigeria many states have imposed a death penalty for a good men and it's illegal for a good people to form country wide or form clubs. in japan, transgender people are sterilized a practice upheld by the country's supreme court earlier this year. in jamaica, laws allow a good men to be sentenced to 10 years of hard labor and they refuse to investigate violence against lgbt people and brunei men will be sentenced to stoning and in chechnya they held a good men in unofficial detention facilities and humiliated them and starved and others were returned to their families barely alived and
families were suggested to perform honor killings. in egypt the crackdown on lgbt people have resulted in dozen prison sentences and forced aanal exams and in russia they've detained activist and stopped pride marches and in mississippi, lgbt adoption is banned and religious freedom laws allow business to refuse service to people because of religious opposition to same-sex marriage or transgender identity. in alabama teachers are forbidden to discuss a good issues except in sex education where classes must emphasize in a factual matter that
homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the public. in tennessee, yesterday, the house approved an anti-transgender bathroom bill and could arrest those using them with the legislation could criminalize children turning the most routine school activities such as changing for gym class into crimes. that's what's going on in the world. yet, here in san francisco, in my life time, the world has changed. the world of the early 1970s for we're people in this city and this state was so dramatically different and the revolution picked up and the work they did over the decade as -- has
changed the world and i think san francisco should push the change by pushing those to come through san francisco to confront the future and reality of same s-sex love and gender identity difference. we are not there but i want to thank supervisor ronen for continuing to pus and i look for -- push on this and i look forward on working with to you further push on this. >> commissioner: thank you, supervisors. colleagues can we same same house, same call without objection the ordinance passes on first reading unanimously. the next item.
>> clerk: to provide for an analyst and 813 investigator at the office of the district attorney and a liquefied natural gas at public >> clinician. >> commissioner: same house, same call. the resolution for item 7 is passed unanimously. madam clerk call the next item. >> clerk: a resolution to approve amendment number 2 to the agreement between the san francisco aids foundation and the department of public health
to provide hiv prevention services through a city wide syringe access for a total not to exceed approximate amount of 35. million and to extend the contract by seven years through june 30, 2026. >> commissioner: supervisor stefani. >> we heard this issue come up and the question on collecting needles and i'd like to thank the committee help answer my questions that came up during committee. san francisco has made progress in lowering hiv transmission and examples on other cities how to address the challenge. syringe access is a key component we use to prevent the spread of hiv and save lives and
i support the program. however, the city has a dire problem with the amount of hazardous use syringes. the current situation is unacceptable with hundreds of thousands of syringes remaining on our streets. i believe invital heal-- in vit health programs and i did express a strong interest in syringe collection during the last hearing. we need to know how many are on the street and how successful we are in collecting those that end up on our streets. this information is vital and why i request aired possible amendment for a report on syringe collection. over the last week i have discussed the program with staff and the san francisco aids foundation and i'm working with the recreation and park department to create a shared tomorrow of systemic and
consisting reporting on syringes. as the project is on the way i don't feel an amendment is needed and will support the contract today. i would like to thank dph and the for instance aid foundation to ensure we're taking the proper steps to ensure the continued success of the proper disposal of needles. >> commissioner: supervisor, stefani, would i like roll call? it's adopted unanimously. madam clerk the next item. >> clerk: item 9 is a resolution to retroactively to apply for and expend a $3 million grant fund allocated by the california secretary of state to fund the
voting system replacement. >> commissioner: supervisor peskin. >> they applied for and expended? can anybody explain that or did anybody ask that in committee? >> mr. president, members of the board, supervisor peskin, it's the applied for and accept. there's been to funds expended on the grant. this type of retroactively is pretty technical opposed to a significant issue. >> my question is answered. >> commissioner: colleagues, same house, same call? without objection. please call the next item. >> clerk: pursuant to the california congress item 10
establishes the appropriations limit of approximately 4$4.4 billion for fiscal year 2018 through '19. >> commissioner: colleagues, same house, same call? without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. clerk please call the next item. >> clerk: a resolution to authorize the executive director of the human services agency to execute the following retroactive amendment to the agreement between the city and the non-profit meals on wheels of san francisco for a nutrition program for those services july 1, 2017 through 2020 for $21.6 million. additionally a retroactive approval of amendment 1 to increase the grant agreement by $710,000 to further r retroactively mend agreement 2 not to exceed the amount of $23.1 million and a third
approval of amendment 3 to increase the amount for $3 million not to exceed $22.6 million through june 30, 2020. >> commissioner: supervisor peskin. >> i'm not sure where to start. and they awarded a contract in the charter and that contract was turned over to homelessness and supportive housing ab they increase the it in violation of 9. 18. they scrubbed the contract and
found it should have gone before the board of supervisors four times. and i would love for the representative from hsa to explain how this happened and why it's never going happen again. >> good afternoon, president yee, supervisors. i'm the director of contracts for hsa. and to start with the meals on wheels as the an important contractor. they provide over 1.7 million meals to seniors and disabled throughout the city on an annual basis. so going through the retro
activity, it's clear to us this should have been approved by the board of supervisors in 2013 and the subsequent modifications should also have. there's been i guess an explanation of it had to do with how our department in prior years prior to me coming on in contracts four years ago requested approvals from the board of supervisors. and we requested approval from the board in lump sums and we would request for a single contractor and certain contracts for certain amount of dollars. it was created by my predecessor and we didn't have a good system in place to track it. my understanding is when we
requested approvals it was on a contract by contract basis. and this is the one that didn't have the appropriate approval. the other 10 do. we since implemented a number of changes to our process to ensure this does not happen again. there's 16 things we're doing differently to make sure we caption the beginning and to the certification process. so i'll summarize the general areas. i believe we can go into greater detail. we have made it clear and wrote out policies so they're clear on what the thresholds are and
what's in place. we deal with three databases. two internal and the city fsf. we made changes and we're able to identify the need for board of supervisor approval at the beginning and how we track the contracts an what documents we upload into those that we're capturing supervisor approval. and we in our contract boiler plates it has a note on there and what that resolution is and what the approval date was. and someone has to take it off for a ten-year contract.
you for the thorough explanation and bringing what is otherwise a great service the city provides to the board as you mentioned. we would discuss it in more detail in the government audit and oversight committee next month. thank you. >> commissioner: colleagues, same house, same call? the house has changed. roll call, please. >> clerk: on item 11. [roll call] .
>> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> commissioner: okay. then this resolution is doochted unanimously. this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk next item please. >> clerk: item 8 is the construction of the unit known as china basin apartments. >> commissioner: colleagues, same house, same call? without objection the resolution is adopted unanimously. police call item please call item 13. >> clerk: to reimburse expenditures with the mission rock project from the proceeds of bonds and other debt and make the appropriate findings.
>> commissioner: colleagues, same house, same call? without objection the resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk call the next item. >> clerk: to declare the official intend to reimburse for the pier housing project and to make appropriate findings. >> commissioner: colleagues, same house, same call? without objection the resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call the next item. >> clerk: item 15 an ordinance to mend the environment code to require owners of certain residential and non-residential building to annually measure and disclose energy performance to make summary statistics with the energy performance and ceqa
determination. >> commissioner: same house, same call? without objection? >> can we pass over that? >> commissioner: supervisor peskin. >> sorry, president yee. there was definitional changes we discussed in committee and i need to pass those out and i don't have them yet. if we can come back to that, that'd be great. >> commissioner: madam clerk call item 16. >> clerk: an ordinance to mend the landmark decision 204 located at 906 broadway to confirm the exterior features to
be replaced in kind and affirm the ceqa determination and make appropriate findings. >> commissioner: colleagues, same house, same call? without objection the ordinance is passed on first reading. madam clerk, next item, please. >> clerk: item 17 is a motion to point the following individuals to the veterans affairs commission hanley chan term ending january 31, 2020 and victor oliveri and christopher mcdonald to terms ending january 31, 2023. >> commissioner: colleagues, same house, same call? the motion is approved unanimously. madam clerk, please call the next item. >> clerk: item 18 a motion to appoint service hilary ronen the bay area governments and
metropolitan transportation commission legislative task force. >> commissioner: can we excuse her for this motion. we have a second seconded by safai. without objection then supervisor ronen is excused. madam clerk, call the roll on item 18. >> clerk: [roll call] . >> clerk: there are 10 ayes. >> commissioner: okay. this motion is approved. madam clerk, please call the next item. >> clerk: item 19 is a motion to
reappoint allegra for tuneatti for a term ending march 31, 2011. >> commissioner: please call the roll. >> clerk: rog call.>> commissioe roll. >> clerk: rog call.2021. >> commissioner: please call the roll. >> clerk: rog call. [roll call] . there are 11 ayes. >> commissioner: the motion is approved unanimously. madam clerk, it is now 2:32 and let's go to special accommodations. >> clerk: today we have commendations on behalf of you, mr. president, supervisor haney as well. >> great. this week is national public
safety dispatchers week in san francisco which honors the great work 9-1-1 dispatchers donation wide. san francisco has more than 160 dispatchers working at our department of emergency management. as we all know, they are hon the job, 24/7 answering calls to 9-1-1, coordinating the police officers, sheriff department and deputies, firefighters, paramedics to respond. today i'm pleased to be joined by supervisor matt haeaney and o honor individuals for their outstanding performances as san francisco's 9-1-1 dispatch supervisor of the year and 9-1-1 dispatcher of the year. so our first honoree is joanne
d donahue. she is a third-generation san franciscan growing up in the sunset and attended mercy high school. her father was a san francisco firefighter and her grandfather was a san francisco police officer. public service is in her blood. she is responsible for managing support and training on the duties of 9-1-1 dispatchers. however, joanne often goes the extra mile to promote a supportive team centered environment for her fellow supervisors as well as the dispatchers under her watch. joanne offers encouragement and praises new dispatchers in front
of their peers. these simple yet thoughtful acts help new dispatchers gain the confidence they need to succeed. joanne is also a mentor to new supervisors and take them under her wing so they understand the importance of morale-boosting activities. while it is evident that joanne leads through kindness she has high standards and expects everyone to be proactive. that is why her peers nominated her as the 2018 recipient of the tony r. leah ward for excellence in supervision. it's named after tony hartley, a dispatch supervisor who was a mentor and mother figure to san francisco 9-1-1 dispatchers who passed away in 2007.
so before she comes up i'll ask supervisor matt hany to introduce the honoree. >> it's my great honor to recognize charlie caparas as the 9-1-1 dispatcher of the year. he's not here. before i begin to introduce charlie i'd like to take the opportunity to recognize the amazing hard work of all of our 9-1-1 dispatchers. 9-1-1 dispatchers have an incredibly difficult and stressful job as you can imagine. in their call-taking role a dispatcher will average 12 to 15 calls per hour. imagine trying to maintain your calm and composure while assisting somebody who may be
assisting a tragic or dangerous situation and after that, they have to reset and do it again. as dispatchers are 9-1-1 professionals have the important responsibility of sending life-saving resources to those who need it and ensuring the safety of police, sheriffs and deputies and firefighters and those they dispatch. he is eye hus -- a husband and father and enjoys spending time with his family. his favorite activity is taking his 2 and 5-year-old on hikes. the reason i'm presenting the award is charlie was on watch as a radio dispatcher december 17, 2017 when gunshots were reported at the four seasons hotel in my district. in a manner true to his personality and professionalism he took charge of the chaotic
and stressful situation and dispatched first responders to in the scene. he ensured information was relaid to all responders in a timely manner while ensuring specialized resources were deployed for responder and public safety. this is illustrative of the work charlie does day in and day out all while maintaining calm for everyone involved. recently, because of his work, charlie was named lead dispatcher which is a new position intended to train dispatchers for positions as supervisors. charlie was one of the first three people in this new role. in recognition for this incident and the calm professionalism, charlie was named 2018, 9-1-1 dispatcher of the year. i'd like joanne and charlie to come to the podium to say a few words. >> commissioner: before we do that we'd like to make them wait.
>> thank you president yee and supervisor haney for recognizing them as the best of the best of 9-1-1 management. a lot has been said already. i just want to say the 9-1-1 dispatchers really have one of the hard ef jobs in the city and you don't often get to see them. you may hear them when they call they're on the other end provide calm reassuring voice on a person's worse day. they also are key partner and support partners for all of our first responders who could not do their job without them. and finally, i want to recognize
their family just like all of us who work in public service but particularly first responders and particularly in the field of 9-1-1. these folks have missed first days and weddings and worked on christmas morning and thanksgiving dinners on multiple occasions. i want to thank them for their sacrifice and that of their family and friends because we know family and friends make the sacrifice too. thank you so much and i'll leave it to charlie and joanne to say their peace. >> commissioner: joanne and charlie, thank you for calmly waiting for your turn. >> thank you for the acknowledgement. in early 2018, i decided to move to swing shift so i could reinvent myself as a front-line supervisor. on swing watch i'd work with new supervisors and new dispatchers. i was open to learning from a young group of co-workers and
intern i impacted my knowledge and experience and guidance mentoring them to be more effective frontline supervisors. the new supervisors kindly welcomed me with open arms and quickly we became known as team awesome and charlie was on our team. i applied the same approach to the new dispatchers through coaching, mentoring and encouraging them to become proficient dispatchers which can take years. i gave many training sessions and gave praise for outstanding work. it help to set the tone for the day. the reward was watching the new dispatchers gain in skill and improve confidence. i got the nickname beekeeper. i have believe we have a
responsibility as first erranders to provide help -- first responders to provide the help we need through continuous training through the department of management. we want to make sure all service members get home every night to their families. i learned how work being with a great team can help achieve this goal. i have been with the department 27 years and i'm still very passionate about my job. i grew up in san francisco, my father was a firefighter, my grandfather wiz -- was a police officer here so i guess you say public service is in my blood and 2018 was the most challenging. i believe i met that challenge with the support of team awesome. for the next couple years before i retire, i will continue to do my best for my co-workers and
the citizens of san francisco. one last thing, the 9-1-1 house bill 1629 was introduced to the senate last week and say great step to reclassifying public safety dispatchers. we would like to you come out publicly to support and advocate for us. thank you very much. [applause] >> 9-1-1 dispatchers are the voice for the people when they need help. i want people to know they're here for them when they have an emergency. i'd like to thank the city and county of san francisco for recognizing the public safety dispatchers and thanks to the board of supervisors for your recognition and time. thanks to executive director miriam carol and the managers and supervisors and thanks to my
wife and kids and mother, brother, sister for your support. it's a great honor to be recognized for the work and we take calls and service calls. i'd like to acknowledge the dispatchers at dm. i wouldn't be able to do my job without you guys. you have worked through nights, weekends, holidays and birthdays and 16-hour shifts. you guys deserve this award as much as i do. thank you.
go back to item number 15 at this point. it was already called? supervisor peskin. >> the changes to the definitions drafted by deputy city attorney gupta with one clarifying change drafted by my staff on page 4, lines 14 through 16. the definition of building was changed to what you see there before you non-residential building as the terms are defined in chapter and scratch non-residential building of greater than 10,000 gross square foot and defined on page 17.
you see the changes there. the insertion of the word non-residential and non residential building and on line 9 deleting building lower case b and replacing it with non-residential building. i'm happy if anybody wants to understand what these are for, it is merely the way it was drafted and it was not supervisor brown or the department of environment's intention these audits apply to every property in san francisco but they apply to non-residential buildings of 10,000 square feet or more and commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet or more and the way it was drafted it was for every building which was not their intention. >> commissioner: okay. any questions?
seeing none, so there's a motion to make amendment to this item. is there a second? seconded by supervisor ronen. can we take the amendments without objection? okay. then can we take this item as amended, same house, same call? okay. i believe this is a resolution or an ordinance. an ordinance. so we take thes ordinance and as mended. pass on first reading. we should go to roll call i believe. >> clerk: committee reports, mr. president.
items 28 and 29 were considered by the government audit and oversight committee april 4 and forwarded as committee reports. item 28 is an ordinance to deappropriate operate approximately 125,000 from the waste water fund balance and reappropriate the same amount to the water enterprise fund balance for the public utilities commission fund settlement of the unlitigated claim of sambu ma k alu. >> commissioner: same house, same call the ordinance passes on first reading. madam clerk lele please call ite -- please call item 29. >> clerk: a resolution to oppose california's state senate bill 50 authored by senator scott we wiener to undermine the participation for the public environment and public good
which prevents the public from recapturing the economic benefits conferred to private interests and dill >> commissioner: supervisor mar. >> thank you, president yee. i wanted to provide an overview to the resolution. i authored the resolution opposing senate bill 50. the resolution i'm proud to say is co-sponsor by a super majority of my colleagues. sb50 is a bill to give incentive to developers to build housing in jobs rich and transit rich area through density decontrol and upzoning. sb50 undermines the ability of san francisco to plan for the well being of their neighborhoods and environment and gives economic benefits away
to private interests and developers here without asking for anything in return. the resolution highlights the major concerns the community has put forward on s.b.50. first, s.b.50 does not adequately protect vulnerable communities from the pressure of gentrification and displacement. secondly, s.b.50 is not an affordable housing strategy and does not guarantee any affordable housing in san francisco and makes it difficult to meet the need for affordable housing. it would restrict our built to adopt long-term zoning and land use policies to ensure equitable development in our neighborhood. we should increase density through transit and change zoning to allow for this but the residents who live here should have a community-led planning process not through mandates handed down from sacramento. opposing s.b.50 doesn't mean
opposing increased density. i support increasing housing intensity and increasing equity and opportunity through thoughtful development. i support building more affordable housing throughout the city and opportunities for workers to live closer to their jobs. i support higher and denser housing development. the question isn't whether we should build more housing or not but it's about how we build and fo how and for whom. s.b.50 needs to be amended to guarantee housing affordability and protect vulnerability communities and protect the charter authority. san francisco is willing to work with our state legislative delegation to craft these amendments. i'd like to thank my co-sponsors on this resolution and supervisors mandelman and fewer, yee and walton. thank you.
>> commissioner: supervisor brown. >> thank you. president yee, i request to separate this file. >> commissioner: you'd like to dupe kate the file? >> yes. right now for s.b.50, i have a lot of concerns also. and i think we've talked a lot about this. and i think that for my position, we really need to keep talking about it. this is something that for my district and the people that come up to me that want housing they want choices and market race housing is in the south
part of the site. when i talk -- city. when i talk to constituents they want housing in the area they live in and neighborhood they live in. so i'd like to duplicate the file today and with the amendments and i've passed the amendments around and they've been passed around and the last four days since the g.a.o. we have looked at what we could bring forward with the s.b.50. it's about five months away as this legislation goes through the different committees at the state. it's around five months. it's going to go through a lot of mended legislation and it's going to look different. i feel like we should be part of what it looks like and what it
means to san francisco when we're looking at more housing. for my colleagues that don't want 100% affordable housing it's so important and looking at the different rez dernlts and nor the file i'd like to read my amendments going forward. and i feel the authority of local jurisdictions to deny demolition permits to the complement of s.b.50 projects which involve demolition of existing residential units and local authority for inclusionary requirements on s.b.50 projects, use of s.b.50 incentives for use
of monster homes. treatment of future, local and area plans that increased zone capacity to levels akin to s.b.50 and amend application of costa hawkins and a meaningful process on community. i know we want to move forward but i feel we have to dig deep and talk about this. this is so important. i heard from so many people and thank you everyone for e-mailing me whether you oppose or support s.b.50. a lot of experts say if we met
and other expert opinions says ply and demand. we have to build more. i don't know which one is true. we have to go to see what we need to do in san francisco and all of san francisco. so thank you. >> thank you supervisor brown and supervisor yee for bringing this important conversation to the table. we had a similar conversation but one that was a little bit more accelerating last year with s.b.287. not a lot has changed in terms of the housing chris in the state of california. it's hard to judge the housing crisis through the lens of san
important to talk about the ten and protections in here. any and those that have been sent back would not be allowed to fall under sb50. i think there's another aspect is to talk about sensitive communities and working with local communities. they're all positive developments. i agree with supervisor mar. i think there's still a lot more work that needs to be done and the question ultimately falls on us to say do we take a position now or do we take a position halfway through or do we take a position towards the end of the process. this is a five-month process. one of the new developments also is not just the building trades but the cal labor federation has signed on in support of this
piece of legislation early on. i think that's another positive development. the things i would like to see i have reservations about are some of the things supervisor brown talked about. definitely stronger tenant protections. it talks about in the legislation working with local community-based organizations and locality to expand the definition of sensitive communities. i think that's important for san francisco. i think talking about when there is development whether through sate density bonus rules or in contradiction to inclusionary rules to allow for an inlieu fee outside of san francisco is not a helpful part of the