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-- the lease is extracurricular. >> commissioner moore: you maybe losing an inch or two on your own parking space. that's the name of this improvement. no rights to what constitutes a parking space that you are renting as long as parking space of equal size and in general location and where it is, that's the way i see it. >> commissioner richards: one last question before i make a motion. are the three remaining spaces
entitled to one of the spaces? is she going to get one of those spaces? >> yes. >> commissioner richards: some words for the tenant. it's extraordinary they're going to go through this additional expense to upgrade their building, which is their asset. it's for your safety as well. i think it's a good trade you'vo get the building upgraded. when the earthquake come, hopefully you're going to be safe. not trying to lecture you. i move not to take the d.r. and approve the project planned. >> second. >> seeing nothing further. there's a motion to not take d.r. and approve project as
proposed. [roll call] motion passes unanimously. that will place us on item 20. [agenda item read] >> good evening president melgar. item before you is a public initiated request for discretionary review for 2017. for new construction of a four-story, 4500 square foot two unit residential building an vacant 25 by 100-foot lot. owners of 1633 cabrillo and the d.r. request reached an agreemently to us -- agreement o
[♪] >> 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. 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. [♪] 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. 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 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 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 and make it available to the public in the future. on silent, that includes commissioners and, staff. thank you to san francisco
government t.v. and media services for sharing this meeting with the public. we can start with our roll call. [roll call]. >> first order of business is public comments. is there any public comment for items not listed on the agenda? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> next item on the agenda his agent to, approval of the minutes for april 2nd, 2019. >> i raise a motion to approve. >> thank you. is a second. >> i will second. >> okay. is there any public comments on the minutes? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> vice chair camino... [roll call].
>> excellence, the minutes have been approved. next item on the agenda is the report from the executive director. >> thank you, vice president, and good evening, commissioners. on the agenda this evening for my director's report i wanted to share my report with dylan rice in our office, and we'll be we will be talking about a few really exciting items with you, so we are working to 49 south van ness as a part of a multiagency move in the next year. the goal is we will be moving into this next phase come summer 2020. this is the previous goodwill fights that they are building many, many floors including a one-stop permit centre that we will have a presence in.
we are very excited about the move, but as part of that, we cannot bring any of our storage, that includes all of our paper files, so that has been a huge impetus for our office to look at ways in which we can digitize our permitting for the public, as well as on the back ends. we want to talk about some of that with you. delong -- dylan has been our liaison for a lot of this transition, so he has great knowledge around that and he has been spearheading the work with digital services agencies to digitize our front and permit system and we are working with screen door for that, you will tell you a little bit about that right now. >> thank you, i'm dylan rice, i am a senior analyst for community cultural events, and picking up where she left it,
there's two major digital improvements i want to talk about. first is the near term, the improvement when it comes to application permitting and streamlining. we are trying to make all of our application process eventually digital from end to end but we are starting off with one permit to do this. we're starting off with a one-time event permit, and we have been working with the office of digital services on a new application portal, this is using a software program called screen door, and this makes the process digital from end to end, not just for the user, but also for our staff, and it will be a huge improvement for what we have now, which is using the smart p.d.f. program or e-mailing the p.d.f. as an attachment to our office.
it is also going to allow applicants to view their application data in the cloud and allow staff to view it in the cloud, and it will allow applicants to have better sense of where the application is in the journey of the process, for example, when we do make an action where we send it to the police department for review, they will get an automatic notification by e-mail that it has been sent to the police police department for review, just increasing more engagement and awareness with the applicant we have been beta testing this new portal and we have been getting helpful feedback. we will do a few more testings before we go live on april 30th , so we are still making some refinements to it. in your pockets you will see some samples of what it looks
like, screenshots of the permit portal, some examples, and then you will see samples of the finished application, and a sample of the final approval letter that the applicant will receive, and that letter is the actual permit, so that is a pretty major development, which i'm excited about, and then in terms of the other digital improvement, we will be an early adopter with the new s.f. branding on the website, so we'll be transitioning our current website to the more navigable platform to provide services for the city, so it is more service and customer oriented, and it will be a
transitional rollout. we will not do the entire website at the same time, but the good thing is that this new branding and platform will make our commission more discoverable and our services more discoverable. it will help people find the services they need, get the permits they need and to be more compliant with the law for example, our homepage will have the branding on it, we will change the front page and they will change the branding of a few of our pages, and then we will eventually transition the entire website over to the new platform. as things develop, i will report back and let you guys know how things are going, but again, for the one-time outdoor event permit application, that will go live april 30th. >> i will just jump back in from
there. another huge piece of this puzzle in terms of moving to an entirely new space where we are excited to be co- locating with all the other permitting agencies in that space is the need to digitize all of our paper files. not only does screen door, it is really for the user, more so, it will integrate eventually, we are looking at backend management tools so we were improved -- approved within our budget and we had a lot in salary savings that we will utilize for this digitization project and will be contracting b.m.i. to scan all of our permit documents. it may seem like a huge undertaking, but in comparison to other agencies, it is a small amount of files that are then going to be integrated into
on-base, which will be that backend management tool that archives all of our files that we can do a lookup by permit number of their data points, and we'll use this in the field as well so inspectors can pull up the permit and be able to see the conditions attached to it and anything else relative to the permit, and it is perfect timing. we have aaron often from on-base we was in from the bath -- nebraska. i want him to come up and talk for a minute or two about on-base's functionality so you can hear a little bit more about it. >> thank you, director, i work with the provider of on-base for the city. really, the platform is something that is leveraged in other agencies, and primary in the treasury tax collector's office and the assessor's office , one of the nice things
the city has with the contract is to be able to leverage all the investment that they've already made in that software, which is going to ultimately store all the files that get scanned, and has a lot of capabilities beyond that to help facilitate management of those digitized files to allow inspectors to go out in the field, to access everything on the go so everything is digitized, storage, and secured, with that, that is pretty much everything else i have to say. >> awesome. we are excited to be working with you. >> thank you. >> do you have any questions about the director's report? >> i will go. hi. a couple quick questions, because actually i just completed a similar product -- project so i've a couple of quick questions. is this something we have to buy
>> we are actually working with d.t.x. to amend an existing contract that they hold, so we will have a license fee annually , but again, it is attached to the contract. >> got it, and i know when i was more involved with this site if that -- side of it, the long-term goal was to get city agents using the same product with the dream that one day you could just type in an address and boom, entertainment pops up, d.b.i. plans -- pops up, i was still working towards that? >> that would be great. >> in my lifetime? >> that would be amazing, i'm sure aaron would love that, he looks pretty smiley up there, but i don't know exactly what will happen, but i think the fact that all of our agencies will be working in the same space will be great synergy for moving a lot of this digital work forward. >> and the police department will be there as well. >> i have a quick question for aaron, if you don't mind coming
up here. i will put myself on the spot because i'm curious what you will tell me. the product i ended up going with his cult of qa. are you familiar with it? >> i'm not. >> did a make an epic myth -- epic mistake? this was a pricey piece of software. >> hours is not. >> i'm glad we're on live television, this is good. [laughter]. >> maybe we'll talk again, we haven't signed totally on the dotted line yet. thank you very much. >> oh, good lord. [laughter]. >> thank you to the executive director for working on our forums to make us streamlined efficient. i know these are still a sample and a work in progress, is there an opportunity to put our logo as part of the branding in here? >> yes, absolutely. >> is that true, though? i thought that they had a form
that was very basic that they wanted all of their permit applications on? >> you know what, that is a good point, i will double check and i will find out. >> at least have the entertainment commission somewhere, because when i look at this, doesn't seem like it is particularly our form. >> that's a good call. >> i do have a question for dylan. i'm just curious, what is the timeline for the rollout of the new website for the entertainment commission? >> i don't have the information, but i know they will have the main website discoverable and live by may, we have twice weekly meetings with digital services, so that is something i could report can report back to you on, we did an initial
exercise with staff in terms of taking inventory of all of our services and all of our clients or customers and clustering and figuring out which are the most commonly used services or who has the most common people dealing with us and prioritizing from that, we are really early in that, but i would like to see it as soon as possible. >> and my other question is for the online event permit process, is a timeline for the other permits to be rolled out in the system? >> this really has a lot to do with what david -- digital services can bear in terms of work, but they have trained dylan a lot on the software so he is working on copying,
essentially the basic one time right now so that we can create a path forward for one-time indoor versus outdoor, and again the whole goal is that eventually i would like this to just be one master permit application that is like a choose your own adventure type situation, would also would be fantastic for events in business permitting across san francisco if all agencies could get on something like that. >> here is to wishing. >> yes. >> hi, i just had a quick question, i see a very big boy tear with our previous inspecting being gone, i'm curious what the hiring process is looking like and the timeline >> sure. >> just duke's plane again, the position we are hiring for his 1844 and in exempt classification because his project-based, it is on a 36 month term, that being said, we
will see if we can potentially extend that project term, if not , if we have an incumbent who we really like and is qualified, then they could apply for a permanent civil service position , that being said, the processor to be a little bit faster than normal hiring processes, and we have six people who i have sent resumes forward to d.h.r. to review any minimum qualifications, and then we will go from there was scheduling interviews. my goal is be notification sometime next week, and we have already started figuring out who would be on that panel on the type of questions we want to ask we are going to gear this role little bit differently then the work that inspector burke was doing, i do want them to work a lot on the digitization project and setting us up for success with the move. i also really want them to focus
on residential development review, i want to take that out of my pocket and give it to somebody that potentially has a lot of project management and hopefully sound management experience, and then finally, if this person had sound management experience, i would also want to give them the role of amending our sound code, because we haven't really done an overhaul of that in a long time and i want to look at that, so hopefully soon, by end of may is the goal. >> thank you. >> yep. >> commissioners, are we good? okay. thank you, director and dylan, thank you. okay, is there any public comment on the report of the executive director? seeing none, public comment is closed. the next item on the agenda is item number 4, report from deputy director. >> anything, commissioners. so i will be giving the enforcement reports this evening
here we go. so i've highlighted in yellow the venues that i'm going to be speaking about four new complaints for new complaints, and then we will go from there. i want to bring to your attention arena s.f. it is formerly known as mission street sports bar, so recently the owner did a major overhaul with his previous management and now has a new management team doing the operations, that being said, they are, the new management has quite a following , and so they first weekend out with met with 1200 people that arrive for their first event, so they're doing three events a week, thursday nights isn't 18 and over club event. they basically turn themselves into a nightclub. on thursday nights, they're doing in 18 and over event, fridays and saturdays is a 21 and over event.
the first weekends that they were open was met with a lot of new opening hurdles. they are familiar with their venue practices, and so we did have our inspectors out, and we have in working closely with mission p.d. permit officers, and the feedback about the security on the inside is really positive. they seem to have things going really well for their 18 and over events. they have a lot of security, what we have seen is there have been issues on the outside for line control, crowd management, and folks in the streets on the sidewalks, rather, and so after we heard about the numerous complaints from the folks saying well, this is a big shock for us , the director and i sat down with the current owner, the new manager and their lawyer, their attorney and we went and -- we went through their security plan we share that with the station
permit officer, and we feel really confident in their new security plan. the following weekend, which was this past weekend, you will see there was still complaints, i believe, the things looked a lot better. we had really positive feedback from the officer after their second 18 and over thursday event which was where the big crowds came out, and i think that we may still continue to hear about this a little bit but want to keep you abreast of where we are as far as working with their staff and their management team. it seems like they want to work with us. we feel that they will be willing to participate in conversation with this and adhering. they will also be doing some soundproofing, so he will be setting a new limit for them once that is completed, we just need to find out what their timeline is. next up, i just wanted to mention el toro. we've had a couple of complaints about el toro.
we responded to a sound complete from 311. they were operating above their sounds limit, but he also found that they had a really loud brass bands that just was loud even with the p.a. turned off. moving down to oracle park lot a , on wednesday, there was an event during the day in a lot a, when stephani came out, we were made aware of this, and we posted it on next door to all of the neighbors. we did provide a hotline that was given to us for anybody with concerns day of two call. we still received three complaints about this event. that was not what we wanted to see, so the director and i have been working with their event staff and the giant staff for formatting a response to that, so we are taking that into
consideration for those events. i wanted to mention bono bar, we did receive a noise complaint about this bar, and as you will see, there's two here, they are two minutes apart or three minutes apart, but they are identical complaints. i did ask an inspector to stop by over the weekend, and he did, and he found them to be out of compliance with their sounds limit, so he did a sound reading and found that they were over their sounds limit, and when he had his sound meter out, he found that they also have a sound meter, of those two were not in sync. he had a conversation with them and we did issue and n.o.v., and the director and i have been conversation with their owner. we have some concerns about the current sounds limit and they have done some pretty extensive soundproofing, so we are going to have a new sound test conducted for them, and also
have the inspector sync up the centimetres to see where there is this off and know what the differences so they can stay in compliance with the sound limit. okay, last but not least, i feel like i should take a drink of water for this one. [laughter] on friday night, the giants had a record-breaking 18 inning five and a half hour long game and it ended up -- and ended at 12:50 a.m. they then proceeded to have the fireworks show that began slightly after 1:00 a.m. this cause a lot of discontent with the neighbors all around california -- there was a lot of complaints. we received 69 complaints through 311. seventeen e-mail sent to voicemails, and it was to put it
on the record, we do not purview -- fireworks are not in our jurisdiction, we do not oversee fireworks, but we did receive the complaints. so this was something that we addressed immediately and got in touch with giant staff. we had a response drafted and sent out to any complainant to left an e-mail address so they received the giants drafted response. the giants have also moved forward with revising their firework policy based on this unprecedented event, so now any firework show that is during the week will have to be finished by 11:00 p.m., any fireworks show planned for a friday or saturday must end by 11:30 p.m., so there was a lot of vocalization about this being a problem for a 1:00 a.m. fireworks show.
>> deputy director, i'm just in a come in and say from the 50 e-mails i sent, i received probably 20 responses that were all positive, literally everyone is very thankful and happy that the giants are instituting a new policy, and again, i think 31 thought this was associated with us because of the noise ordinance, and we do hold a permit with them, but we do not permit the sporting events, nor do we permit fireworks. [please stand by]
calibration is where their answer is. it might be know need to distinguish the variations is. we know it's five off and they keep it in that five range, that would be a solution. i know that when the owner is back, he's in japan when he's back, there's going to be an in-depth conversation with him about their sound peter and their sound limit. >> thank you. >> commissioner lee: let me go through this. the brewing company -- what will be nice is to have action when the inspector goes there. are you saying that the bar was closed?
>> when the complaint when it came in, it was an ipod. rolled down door, it was closed. >> commissioner lee: they were still operating? there was people inside? >> yes. >> commissioner lee: there's another exit? >> there's a door that opens. >> commissioner lee: it's another a rollup door and their playing music inside and they can't goat get out if there's a fire. >> there's a door and exit. >> commissioner lee: are you going to be doing follow-up. when those go out and you guides solve these issues and go give them a ticket. you would follow up the following week. are you going to be doing same thing? are you going to tell us what's happening and what you did?
>> business as usual commissioner lee. maybe even improved >> commissioner lee: i'm reading some of the comments. if you read some of the comments -- i want to know exactly how many times you guys go outthere? i know we give lot of warning and we don't like to give tickets. >> we definitely do progressive discipline or enforcement if you will. really the process is verbal warning, written, notice of violation and move to citation. >> commissioner lee: it would be nice to say this is their second warning. we give them an n.o.v. just so in our minds -- >> i think if that is the case, we write it down.
>> commissioner lee: they're getting complaints almost every week. they have limit around their equipment? >> they do have a limit around their equipment i believe. we aren't going complaintings every week. >> commissioner lee: i'm just reading the narrative. >> they also have -- i've been in there before, they have a sound monitor like essentially their sound reader is right next to their equipment. >> next time around we're going to be calling that hotline
ourselves. >> commissioner lee: do you check on these lines that work? >> sure. >> commissioner tan: hi. you wanted to thank you for a very thorough report and lot more information than we got in the past. that's great. i have couple of questions. i noticed in inspections that couple, the first five, were by complaints. i'm wondering when do you put them in the complaints category versus section category? that would help me understand that. >> great point and noted. >> commissioner tan: i'm trying to clarify if there's a distinction. with revolution cafe, this is something we see over and over
again. inspector burke, says we don't know who the complaintant is. i'm curious if there's a plan around them in general. >> we did see as a part of this most recent complaint, there's a condition on the permit that they have to have somebody on staff at the door at all times to make sure it closes. they are not doing that at this point. they are like a mom and pop shop. they have a bartender and they have a server and that's it. essentially, we'd have to say, you have to hire someone else to make that happen. but it is a condition of their permit. they've got to be in compliance with it.
we're hoping that we have an announcement for you all soon that would potentially be like a program investment around soundproofing. so they could be a good candidate for that as well. that's kind of the game plan with the cafe. >> commissioner tan: thanks. have you guys been able to pinpoint who's complaining all the time? >> no. in fact, this last complaint was -- it came anonymously. it didn't state the name. i thought it was makeout room. >> commissioner tan: there's someone around there that likes to be anonymous and keeps reporting things. i love all those spaces, i want to make sure there's a peaceful compromise between them. if that person is