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yee. this afternoon in the chamber, i am here and proud to honor mr. isaac dozer, who works with urban strategies, and he has been a vital asset in bayview, and in griffith specifically. mr. dozer is the regional vice president for urban strategies, who brings over 15 years inexperience and human capital development, project management, and social service deliveries to community. including working for both public and private agencies to develop sustainable service delivery infrastuctures for public housing communities undergoing physical revitalization. he manages operations in california, missouri, and texas, as well as new business development. in california, he leads the choice neighborhood initiatives in san
francisco, sacramento, along with the site of pueblo del sol, and as director for west coast operations, he led a team of social service professionals and resident staff, and implemented the people service delivery plan for the alice griffith bayview choice neighborhood, managing budgets totaling $4.5 million. for the past several years, mr. dozer has overseen the transition for residents in alice griffith, from the former housing to the new revitalized housing. through his work, residents were provided with training and resources to support the transition, and along with hope s.f. staff, under bill miller's leadership, families were not displaced, but instead were able to move to brand
new housing in their same community. mr. dozer is moving on to another position out of state, and his work on improving the lives of residents in public housing is to be commended and celebrated. fulfilling promises is hard work, and mr. dozer has played a vital role for helping us to do that for families in bayview and alice griffith. you will be missed, and we wish you the best in all of your future endeavors. [applause] >> mr. dozer. [applause] >> i'm going to keep it really short and sweet because the folks that work with me know this isn't my thing to do, to promote myself because the work is so near and dear. i'm going to speak to do
quotes that help me to push through every day. the first is by james baldwin. and it reads: "no from wence you came, if you no wence you came, there is absolutely no limitations to where you can go." i, like supervisor walton, grew up in public housing. at certain points in my life, i never would have been seen in a suit like this. i thank god for the opportunity to do this work. i think the residents of alice griffith have supported me, and i thank labelle shawl, i thank father shatelli, i thank adrian vandecor and our newest members. they have shared their families' stories and allowed me to come into their home, and i pray i did a little bit to push
the work forward while i was here. i am going to take on a new role, but the work that we do is so much bigger than just these suits and these awards. we will continue to work in other places to continue to support the affordable housing residents. one of the things i'm most proud of is the work i did with supervisor walton, and with the support of my great organization, urban strategies. we were able to almost 105% double the average income in six years, so it can be done. public housing residents aren't lazy. they want opportunities, and there is proof in bayview and alice griffith. keep the fight going, brother. you ain't the only brother in san francisco. you might be the only one on the board, but you've got us. you've got us. and so i'll close with the second quote by dr. dennis waitley. "there are two primary
choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist or to accept the responsibility for changing them." i've taken the responsibility of not accepting that, and so have the people standing behind me. i could not have done it without the village of san francisco, without the village of bayview, without th the village of true hope church. we can do this work. i thank you so much, and i'm humbled by this opportunity. thank you. [applause] [cheering]
we're doing a string of district 8 small businesses that are having their 20th anniversary, which is fantastic. last week we had beckett, and this week we have you, nowe valley pet company. they opened the pet company at 14151 church street. at the time, they were a new couple who shared a love of animals and an entrepreneurial spirit. they called their shop a mom and mom store, and designed it to be a fun and welcoming small clearly their concept work. the pet company has become a neighborhood institution. it is the go-to place in nowe valley on pet nutrition and training, and trusted referrals from everything from dog walkers to dog psychics. which i'm wondering how
that really works. [laughter] >> as we many beloved neighborhood small businesses, it is more than just a place to shop. paula and celia pride themselves on maintaining a workforce that is happy, challenged, and well-compensated. that may explain why some employees have worked at the shop for over a decade. celia has been a long time purveyor of rare books. in 2008 she opened her second small business on the war books on food which celebrated its 10th anniversary with a fantastic celebration just last year. like other mom and mom, mom and pop, and pop and pop shops, paula and celia are grappling with the emergence of online commerce and formula retail. nonetheless. nowe valley pet company continues to thrive thanks to affordable rent and loyal costumers. i'm so pleased they've been going strong for 20
years, and am sure, and hope, we will see them continue serving the pets and people of nowe valley for at least 20 more. paula, would you like to say a few words. >> thank you so much, raphael. and thank you to the board of supervisors. >> chairwoman: can you pull the microphone close? >> thank you. >> that was amazing, what you just heard today, so much good work being done. thank you to rafael and to the whole board of supervisors. the last time celia and i came down to city hall together was to get married. 20 years -- wow! in many ways it has gone fast and it has gone slow. we've been audited, flooded, robbed, sued. but in spite of all of that, our work has been gratifying and rewarding. we have bonded with so many of our neighbors,
humans, and pets. we attribute much of our success, as rafael said, to a good landlord. that was vital, to a responsive neighborhood, nowe valley, and great, great employees. my mantra is, without confident employees, you're screwed, pretty much. i love them dearly, all of them. celia and i believe very, very strongly in the importance of bricks and mortar. as you can probably gather, stores create community. they help create community. they help with personal interactions. something our society is losing so fast. many times a day we hear costumers come in and say, i couldn't pass this store without my dog pulling me in. and we smile as if this is the first time that we've heard this.
yee. supervisor fewer and i would like to continue this set of accomodations today reflecting the diversitiy and the beauty of our city. today we have the great honor and pleasure of recognizing and commending paul kazacowits, who is a publish of the sunset beacon and the richmond review, community newspapers that have been serving west side neighborhoods. paul moved to san francisco in 1980 to study journalism at city college at san francisco state university, and paul and his wife, sue, who is here today, together started the richmond review in 1988. in 1991, they started the sunset beacon with partner christopher rivers. both papers are a part of the san francisco neighborhood newspaper association, which banded together 30 years ago to meet with elected officials and jointly publish articles of
interest city-wide. paul spent the last 30 years providing a unique and invaluable platform for news and perspectives for residents, distributing more than 15 million newspapers, and more than 7.5 million words. he recently sold the richmond review to his friend, paul derrand, who will continue the tradition of serving the needs of westside residents, and fulfilling the newspaper's lofty ideas. community newspapers are violent sources of local information on important issues that affect our everyday lives. they support our neighborhood businesses by offering low-cost advertising, they act as a check and balance for government, holding elected officials accountable for the future. they weave communities together towards a shared sense of identity. neighborhood newspapers are unique cultural assets
that add vitality to our city. paul, thank you so much for shedding light on the issues that our neighbors care about, for supporting local businesses and institutions, and for taking that leap of faith to start a newspaper, and then a second one when you saw an unmet need in our community. you have played such a significant role for our westside neighborhoods, our city, and our democracy. and congratulations on your retirement and the start of the next chapter of your life. thank you so much, paul. >> thank you, gordon. >> supervisor fewer. >> thank you, president yee. paul, on behalf of my 80,000 residents, thank you for your three decades of service and commitment, to telling the story of the west side, and documenting so much of the vibrancy and community events that shape and impact the richmond area.
we look to the paper to stay connected to what is happening in our neighborhood, to the many columns, columns covering neighborhood improvement, special features, and even the local small business advertisements, average readers can learn about the array of people, merchants, events, and opportunities, and connect with neighbors and the neighborhood. i cannot imagine richmond without the review. paul has been keeping my neighbors informed about the issues that affect the richmond. it keeps a lot to keep the paper running for 30 years. he provides real information to residents that matter to them, and impact their lives. this is truly a labor of love. in the richmond, we have an initiative called "one richmond." in the richmond, we're inclusive. in the richmond, we take care of the richmond. in the richmond, we shop and eat local. paul is our richmond hero. in the richmond, we do all of these things, and paul has actually helped us to
achieve these goals. thank you so much, paul, for your service. happy, happy, long retirement. [applause] >> thank you, paul. the floor is yours. >> okay. thank you supervisors mar and fewer. it has been a great ride serving the west side for the last 30 years. but, of course, it can't be done alone. there have been numerous reporters and photographers that have worked with us over the years. my wife, sue, started the paper. we started the richmond review before we got married, and yesterday was our 30th anniversary. so a big shoutout to my wife there. and to the new owner, michael derrand, who will continue the tradition of serving the west side residents for many years to come, i hope. again, i thank you very much to the board of supervisors for this honor. [applause]
peskin would like to go ahead -- >> that's correct. supervisor peskin. >> thank you, madam clerk, president yee, colleagues, today together with mayor breed and virtually every member of this board of supervisors, i'm introducing the long-awaited t.n.c. congestion management tax for this november's ballot. it has been a long road we should take stock of. what started out as a recommendation from the taskforce 2045, which i co-chaired with then mayor ed lee, at the bien heft behestf the board, the taskforce investigated long-term needs, and what we could do to fund the projected $2 2 billion of need over the next 20 years.
in addition to recommending an increased transportation sustainability fee, which we subsequently passed, i took up the recommendation to put a t.n.c. tax on the ballot. and it was projected to raise about $30 million. but at the 11th hour, we pulled the measure in favor of a more collaborative approach with the text sector after both uber and lyft came to the table to forge a path forward. it was the beginning of another long step of that process that would take us arm in arm to state legislature, where assembly member ting and others passed assembly bill 1184, when then governor jerry brown signed into law as one of the last things they did before he was termed out. that affirmed our charter authority to levy a
dedicated tax on the ride-share industry, to mitigate one of san francisco's chief concerns, traffic congestion. in other words, we went to the state to get permission to ask the voters for permission. our county transportation authority did a deep dive into the available data that confirmed what we have witnessed anecdotally, and we all know and have heard about from our constituents, namely that t.n.c. companies are making up a considerable amount of the traffic that is clogging our intersections, crosswalks, and bike lanes. we all know congestion in san francisco is terrible, and everyone needs to be a part of the solution, including t.n.c. companies, users, and everyone in this city. it requires strategic investment from all of us that get people out of their cars, on to public transit, and safely walking and biking. whether it is funding more
public transportation, it takes shared investment. and together i hope we can finally take a step forward in that direction. i want to profoundly thank my chief-of-staff, sunny ann gulo, and the mayor's office, and andrews power for working so closely with my office to craft this measure, and thank my colleagues for all of your co-sponsorship, and i want to thank the city attorney's office for their help in crafting this measure. while i am thanking people, i want to thank every member of this board for all 10 of you have co-sponsored the interim moratorium that i'm introducing today at 1 maritime plaza to try to preserve the beloved punch line s.f. comedy club. it has are served the area
as a place for up-and-coming comedians, such as dana carvy, and ellen degeneres, and chris rock, have started at the punch line, and ended up on the national comedy map with sold out shows. earlier this month, the punch line team announced their property owner was unwilling to discuss a lease, and the punch line would be affectively evicted in aug. august. the comedy community rallied and connected a few dots, namely that 1 maritime plaza had been leased up by a mountain view tech company that we call google, and so award-winning comedians and social activists, like
dave chapel and others came out strongly against the displacement of this long time community treasure, including its tight-knit group of 34 employees. came out and asked for help, and last week i nominated the venue for an expedited legacy business status, and today we're all introducing the interim moratorium on non-nighttime use. displacement, as i said today, is never a laughing matter, from the wait staff to the talent, to the community, it is what keeps san francisco real. it is time when we need to laugh in order to not cry, given the state of the world thee today's, and it seems like an appropriate time to ask corporations to really do no evil, to keep this institution intact, and i sincerely hope we can move in that direction. i want to thank and acknowledge my
chief-of-staff, sunny, for her lightning-fast work, and the clerk's office for getting notice out in record time so we can hear this at the land use committee on june 3rd and refer it as a committee report for the full board to vote on on june the 4th, and i would like to thank president yee for his willingness to waive the 30-day rule. last but not least, i want to also acknowledge and thank supervisor walton for his leadership on the joint peninsula powers authority board, and it is his partnership in helping us identify the strongest and most sustainable government structure for cal train going forward, and the rest, and there actually is more. i will submit. >> chairwoman: supervisor yee. >> thank you, madam clerk. today i would like to introduce the doss name
change charter amendment. we have i a department in the city that helps support our residents as they age. our society is, in general, chlo glorifies and capitalizes on youth, when the reality is growing older is part of life. every single one of us will experience aging if we're lucky. we have a special department that helps us age with dignity. this department helps to enforce san franciscans who need support as they grow older. but what most people don't know is that this department does much more.
... it is unclear that the term adult is intended to refer to adults with disabilities. this has a real, very real impact on our community members who live with disabilities. they don't know that this department and all its resources exist to help them. changing the department's name to include the term disability will more accurately reflect this role and guide community members to reach out to the
department for support. therefore, i am introducing a charter amendment to change the official names of the aging and adult services commission to the disability and aging services commission, department of the aging and adult services -- to the disability and aging services and adding qualifications to three of the commission seat so that one commissioner would be a person who is 60 years old or older, one would be a person with a disability, and last would be a person who has served in the u.s. military. i want to thank my colleagues for their support. and i look forward to getting this on the ballot and to the people this november. i want to thank my cosponsor, supervisor mar.
my other item is that i would like to close the meeting in memoriam to may pond barry. may was a community leader who passed away on may 3. may was the daughter of immigrants. was a chinatown born and most proud to identify as a san francisco resident. she was an active member of the sunset heights association of responsible people, sharp. and for decades lived in the inner sunset. in 1970, at the age of 23, may and four other young women founded the san francisco community based recycling environmental movement by launching the richmond
environment action on a u.s. f. campus. rea triggered the opening of recycle centers, which in turn led the scavenger company to drop its plans for incinerators and change to the three-cart curbside recycle system. in 1978, may led r.e.a. and east bay environmental groups to create the association of bay area recycle groups/environmentalists. today this group is known as the northern california recycling association. in 1983, may led the current gates and bridges preschool in its purchasing of its own headquarters building that still thrives on 10th avenue.
may served eight years on the board of directors of the san francisco chapter of the national association of business women's -- of women business owners and as chapter president. may is survived by her husband of 45 years, john berry, and their two daughters, heather and louise. and also her granddaughter, sierra madison and grandson thomas chow. she was a true pioneer. the rest i submit. >> clerk: supervisor brown. >> supervisor brown: thank you. first i'd like to thank my amazing women colleagues today who joined me on the steps of city hall and for their powerful words, for our rally for reproductive rights. i would like to thank my male colleagues for their never ending support. today i'm requesting our city attorney to draft legislation
that limits the city of san francisco doing business with states that pass abortion bans. by bans, i mean any state that enacts a law banning abortion prior to visit viability, even if the state law includes some exceptions. san francisco has a strong legacy of leadership in women's human rights. in 1998, we became the first city in the world to pass an ordinance adopting the principles of united nations cedaw. the convention on all forms of discrimination against women. this law commits the city to take measures to eliminate discrimination and advance women's rights, including a right to sexual and reproductive health. the san francisco board of supervisors also has a history of protecting reproductive rights. we establish buffer zones which prohibit the harassment of
people receiving services at health clinics. the board has banned false and misleading claims by so-called crisis pregnancy centers and enacts resolution in support of continued funding for reproductive health services. two weeks ago georgia joined kentucky, mississippi, ohio, iowa, louisiana, north dakota and utah to ban abortion at six weeks or earlier. last week, alabama banned all abortions from the moment of conception with no exceptions in case of rape or incest. and senator lindsey graham has asked for hearings to discuss a national abortion ban. so today i'm continuing the tradition of san francisco leading the way and calling for this legislation. if these states can't hear our voices, we'll speak directly to
their bank accounts and their bottom lines. we need to stop these bans. we must stand together as a city and fight to protect our constitutional rights. the city of san francisco can lead in this fight and i hope other cities and states will join us. i invite all of my colleagues to join me on this legislation. and i'd also like to thank a few people. i first want to thank my powerful, one of the most powerful woman in city hall, my aide, shakira, and because you know we can never do it alone, debbie mess lowe, christine pelosi, cheryl davis, gilda gonzalez, c.e.o. of planned parenthood of northern california. san francisco department on the
status of women and their director. community leader suzi and san francisco women's political committee. everyone today at this rally, really appreciate it. as we move forward, we'll be stronger as we do this together. the rest i submit. >> clerk: supervisor fewer. >> supervisor fewer: yes, today, colleagues i'm introducing two hearings. the first on municipal bank feasibility task force report released by the office in march. i'm so glad this conversation is moving forward and we're getting closer to realizing the decision of creating a public municipal bank in san francisco. the feasibility task force met over the course of a year to discuss models of a public bank and the report lays out possible next steps. i look forward to exploring this more in depth. the second hearing, since tomorrow is may 22nd, international day for biological
diversity. it is to hear progress establishing biodiversity of as a city-wide priority. it called for a working group to make biodiversity real with the work of key city departments and i look forward to hearing the progress of the group and the city as a whole on the important goals of climate and the protection of our natural environment. i would like to report on the committees i serve on. as a board representative of the re-entry council, i attend meetings and collaborate with the council. the re-entry council works with the city and state departments to focus on supports for formerly incarcerated people re-entering society. i assisted them in holding a hearing on gang injunctions. i'm happy to say that the city attorney just announced plans to discontinue gang junctions by the end of 2019.
i have worked with the council to prioritize contracting with nonprofit re-entry services over privately run and reowned re-entry services and this was passed unanimously by the board of supervisors. as a member of the first five commission, i held a hearing highlighting the important services of our family resource centers and the resources needed to continue this valuable program. sadly, i had to resign as a member of the commission because the meetings conflicted with my time as a budget chair. i am also chair of the lasco, which is an acronym for local agency commission. we have worked closely with a group of graduate students from u.s. f. public policy and affairs students on a study that they conducted making merging
the experience of workers and they just made recommendations and presented to us about how to mitigate the impacts of the ride-sharing industry. one of their recommendations was to implement free muni for everybody. the rest i submit. >> clerk: supervisor haney. >> supervisor haney: thank you, madame clerk. today with seniors peskin, ronen and walton, i'm introducing a homelessness oversight commission to oversight the department of homelessness. more than 20 departments have an oversight commission from the fire department to the rec and park department to the san francisco public library. the department of homelessness which oversees the response to homelessness, which most agree is among the top priorities, lacks a consistent venue for gathering input, discussing
departmental policies and budget plans. the only avenue for homeless individuals and service providers to help inform the policies, programs and priorities of the department of homelessness is through a patchwork of committees that loosely advise the department in nonbinding ways. the local homelessness coordinating board. these existing bodies are advisory in nature, only provide input in limited areas and lack the formal authority to ensure meaningful oversight over the department's activities. having a patchwork of nonbinding committees and relying on one-off community meetings, meetings with service providers is slowing us down in doing the important work of solving homelessness. right now, the department's policy making approach lacks a formal venue for policy making.
having a commission would help streamline and expedite many of the department's policy activities. the commission would have the ability to set goals and time lines to speed up the development and approval of policy changes. without the consistency that commissions provide as a reliable platform for public engagement, department staff are left with the added responsibility of arranging meetings that are less visible and accessible to the public. last year, mayor breed said that the city should audit the 300+ million we're spending on homelessness and referring to the budget of the department of homelessness, san franciscans deserve accountability for the money they're already paying. to be clear, this is not just about the department of homelessness. all but four city departments already have an oversight commission. commission are a function of good government and protect the
public's interest in open government and transparency. they offer city departments a consistent avenue for notifying the public and providers about proposed policies and programs and can vastly improve a department's capacity to engage the public and solicit community input. they make policies more effective, provide clear avenues for input, that can increase the efficiency and efficacy of responding to problems. without an oversight commission, the public and the board of supervisors are often left in the dark about the department's strategy to tackle homelessness. homelessness is our city's top priority. i look forward to working with all of you on this issue to get it on the ballot and to pass it in november. i also have an update on the transbay joint powers authority where i sit as our
representative. i have some good news, i hope. the steel girders repair and reinforcement effort is complete and all streets have been restored to their original tradition. the transbay staff continue to provide information as requested to the peer review panel so they can conclude the review and oversight. the reopening of the transit center is dependent on the finish of the peer review requested by mayors breed and shaft. it is not definitive, but this could be as soon as late june, early july. staff is recommissioning the entire facility, hiring staff back and working with transit agencies so that they are ready for occupancy and operations on day one of reopening. the rest i submit. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. i just actually want to thank
supervisor brown for your leadership in organizing our rally earlier today for giving me this planned parenthood t-shirt. and i want to say how proud i was of the women on the board who spoke early today and were so passionate and feisty, dropped a few f-bombs and were just awesome. to the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you. supervisor mar, next up for roll call for introductions. >> supervisor mar: so sorry, madame clerk. colleagues, today i introduced a motion to set up the audit work plan for the budget and legislative analyst for the next fiscal year. i'm calling for audits of city departments, workforce development and community benefits programs and also homeless services provided by the department of homelessness
in support of housing. and mohcd's policies and programs for developing, acquiring and preserving affordable housing. and finally for street resurfacing and maintenance by public works. audits are a crucial tool for oversight and accountability. and by prioritizing audits, we can ensure we're using the best strategies and means for addressing some of the biggest challenges facing the city. affordable housing, homelessness, workforce development and more. as a representative of my constituents, as a member of this board, and as chair of the government audit and oversight committee i'm deeply committed to the essential oversight functions we provide for public services. essential for our own effectiveness and the efficacy as a city and the trust the public places in us. i would like to thank severin
campbell from the budget and legislative analyst office for her partnership in preparing this motion and supervisor brown and president yee. i look forward to working with you all as these audits move forward and to ensure our public services are meeting public needs. the rest i submit. >> clerk: seeing no other names on the roster, that concludes the introduction of new business. >> president yee: i that i brings us to -- i think that brings us to public comment. >> clerk: at this time, the public may now address the entire board of supervisors for up to two minutes on the items of the subject matter jurisdiction of the board, to include the meeting minutes and the items on adoption. please address your remarks to the board as a whole. if you would like to display a
document on the overhead projector, please let us know. >> sfgovtv, i have several slides and would like them to remain on the screen until i say to remove them. as i've said before, we have a group called the friends of the san francisco public library. here after referred to see the friends. if you go to the san francisco public library website, a city paid for and sponsored website, you will see at the bottom center of the home page a link to this group. i would like to ask the members of this board of supervisors, how many of your constituents, members of the public, are deceived and contributing to this group, not realizing how little of the money actually goes to support the library? i've said it before, i'll say it
again. less than 10% of four or five or -- 4 or 5 or $6 million a year. you passed the legislation to approve it. i talked about the three dozen orders of determination i have and how most of those have to do with the public library, the library commission and others trying to keep this scam -- i call it a scam -- from being exposed. i've called it a scam over and over and this institution did nothing more than disappear completely from library commission meetings. this crusade began with the library commission making every attempt to interfere with my constitutionally protected free speech at library commission meetings. it was extremely important to them to keep what i had to say out of the official record, the minutes of those meetings. i would like to apologize to your clerk, angela calvillo, because i mischaracterized her, it isn't her that wants to keep
what i have to say, but you, members of the board of supervisors, who want to keep comments out of the record because you can't control them. [bell ringing] >> clerk: thank you. >> i'm upset with this board. you let discrimination against black people. you have testimony from blacks from each and every department in the city and county of goddamn san francisco. you let the case turn into a cold case file. but you being fair? you got undocumented, illegal immigration people paying $3 a month for a brand new goddamn apartment. i know one that is only paying $100 a month, but yet when the board of supervisors is dealing with jane kim and the developer, he wants to charge $3,000 a month. $5,000 a month. and you claim that is too high. and your friends don't want to pay that much money, but you the
main reason, jane kim, why rent is so high in the first place. about the last black man in san francisco, it's because of your goddamn housing discrimination. you call it gentrification, but it's discrimination. i'm going to give a comment to the agents down south. they get criticized when the truth of the matter is they're saving lives. here's a exclusive of an illegal immigrant putting inner tube over an 8-year-old female, putting her in the river, jeopardizing her life, putting her up there where she can drown. kids are jumping in the water and taking a chance on drowning because they don't know how to swim. here's an example of four or five of them on a swimming pool device -- [bell ringing] -- floating across the river. and the demonstrations continue. and here's the border patrol rescuing them. here's the 9-year-old female
being rescued by the border patrol. here's another recognized by the border patrol. notice this here, the person with the smart phone, he's one of the smugglers that is smuggling illegal immigration into the united states, because once the border patrol picks them up, they can only hold them for 20 days. they come into the united states of america -- [bell ringing]. >> clerk: thank you. before the next speaker comes on up, just ask the public to keep their comments formal as elementary school children watch the show for class projects. next speaker, please. >> wow. i'm just coming from washington d.c. in the last couple of weeks. i'm used to this language. they do it in washington d.c. so now we back by the city by the bay. i guess is okay. let me just make this statement. to the city and county of san
francisco. i said it before, i'm going to do it every time i come here. to all the movers and shakers, policymakers, legislators and the lawmakers, community players and the community heyers. faces and places, all part of my cases. so my main objective is here about district 5. my supervisor brown, she is doing a good job at the last debate, but ladies and gentlemen, i'm actually respectfully, this board of supervisors as a whole, to ask for a full-fledged investigation on the fifth district. i call it fillmore. a lot of people call it the fill-no-more. it's been called area -- district five, but i call it the fill-no-more. i say that. i tell you about it later. no black businesses no more. no more blacks living in housing
no more. and we can't even get our black businesses on the fill more no more. so this is what i want to say to the city, county and even london breed. queen b, listen to me, a.c.e., i'm asking for a full-fledged investigation of the 5th district. all the violations that is going on. nobody is accountable. where else in the city you got in the fillmore, no cbd, all you got is ace. i'm sick and tired of having to go against the system and you don't listen. i'm going to bring in somebody from the f.b.i., you listen to them, they'll tell the truth. >> president yee: i want to warn you, there is going to be a 4:00 special order of business. so i'll take two more speakers for general public comments before we go into special order. come on up, please.
>> good afternoon. i'm here to address the issue of naming the chinatown subway station. i want to provide to you a bit more context. stanford university hoover institute released a comprehensive report last november. the title is china's influence in american interests promoting, constructive vigilance. it talks about the infiltration in the united states, into our local government, our university, chinese-american communities, and our media. chinese consulate infiltrate into the san francisco community through people like rose pack. she carry out concept policies to suppress pro-taiwan groups, and pro-democracy groups. rose pack also helped the
consulate work together with the pro-ccp media to carry out china's propaganda. according to the report, the president of the china news service acknowledged that if china could gain control of the media in u.s., it would have better influence and a say in american politics. the report indicated over the course of the last 20 years, the series of chinese language media have fallen under the bejing control. the two newspapers named by the report are aligned with the state-owned media with bejing. as we're exposing it here, don't be surprised that you will find the pro-ccp media attempt to misreport was happened in the chinese community and mislead
you. such reports have appeared and the situation requires your high vigilance. thank you so much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. president yee and supervisors, my name is chan, and i live in the sunset district. i am an accountant near chinatown. i use my weekend time to volunteer and talk to the owners in chinatown. here are the recordings of some of them. the first is from mr. wong with the church in chinatown. >> everybody knows chinatown station. it comes from someplace else. when they say chinatown station, you know where it's at, but
nobody knows rose pack. if you don't live in san francisco, you won't know it. >> the second, the gentleman is called henry. >> yeah, chinatown station. they told me that most -- >> the third, she's the owner of hair salon. >> the reason why i think that the new station should be chinatown station is that mostly newcomers don't know who rosa park is and so i leave that, you know, as merchants in chinatown, i think the city should promote it as a chinatown station, not rosa park. not any individual, because we all, you know, contribute our taxes for the city. >> as you can hear from the last lady, who is a chinese-american,
she already got confused about joe pack with rosa park. please do not name the subway station after jo pack. thank you. >> president yee: we're going to pause the public comments until we get through our special order of business. that starts at 4:00. it's now 4:01. let's go to the special order and please call items 10 and 11. >> clerk: public hearing for the board of supervisors to convene in a committee of the whole. to consider objections to a report of delinquent charges for code enforcement cases pursuant to the provisions of the building code and the administrative code by the director of the building code
inspection. item 11 is approving the report for the delinquent charges for assessment costs. >> president yee: we're now convening as committee of the whole and open hearing on the assessment cost submitted by the director of the department of building inspection on building code enforcement violations. we'll first hear from the department of building inspection. >> good afternoon, president yee. alan davidson with the department of building inspection. this is the 25th year the department has been before the board requesting the imposition of special assessment liens for code enforcement cases. and previously transmitted to you, april 22, 2019. prior to today's hearing, we've had two in-house hearings for property owners to discuss the outstanding fees. the department appreciates your support. it's an important and