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go ahead. >> my name is dang, i'm the owner of the property. i don't have a list in front of me. i cannot give you an item number. this is a three-unit legal apartment building with two bedrooms each worth about $2 million. i just have one month's rent to pay the mortgage off completely. now here the building department has come asking you a second bite of the apple. they've been here four years ago. we had a meeting on july 28, 2015. and in the morning, they met with my attorney, who is also a
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consulting engineer and expert, state certified expert. they met at 9:00 and we were going to have a meeting at 3:00. apparently the building department's inspector got cold feet. they postponed it. now a
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like me, there are many every
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single day come from immigrants like me. everything we do here is to contribute to do the best we can to support this country. so we need you to think about it. how we feel separated from our children. everybody is talking about the economic impact, but nobody is talking about the psychological impact this is going to have in the u.s. born children. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker, please. if you want to speak later, you can speak. you have two minutes. i'm sorry, we don't do that. next speaker, please. >> carl kramer, san francisco
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living wage coalition. we are also a member organization of the tps coalition. there is 25 member organizations in the tps coalition. and just to continue the remarks by rosa, you must never be fearful about what you're doing when it is right. we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. a quote by maya angelou. i think this issue in particular really exposes the racist nature of the trump administration. there can be no excuse this is protecting the security of this country because this group of immigrants is probably the most investigated and vetted of any group in this country. they have to continually reapply for t.p.s. status.
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among the daca and t.p.s., these are immigrants we have lived with, worked with, are part of our community. we know how valuable their contributions are to our economy and to our community and our society. this is a very powerful message that you're sending collectively to the -- our congressional representatives and senators on behalf of the people of san francisco that the house of representatives must take action and we must shame the senate into taking action. and also, what i like about this resolution, it calls on the board of supervisors to encourage the residents of san francisco to make their voices heard and we'd like to see that implemented as part of this. thank you. >> president yee: next speaker. >> supervisors, my name is abdul, and i'm director of the
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african advocacy network. we are a service provider for immigrants. when we talk about t.p.s., when we talk about daca, we talk about all races, we talk about immigrants from all parts of the world. and we're not going to speak enough about the contribution of t.p.s. daca orders. but i'm here again to say that, you know, the work that you're doing, the work on this resolution in support of this act, it's something that means a lot to us. this is extremely important. we think the words again, dream and promise. i think this is what america is about. that is why we like to say, you may not seek the t.p.s. order here, you may not see daca orders here, but you are meeting them every single day on the street of america. and for them, america is home.
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and we see what it's all about. i'd like to finish by saying, yeah, daca, because the ultimate objective for all of us is a pathway, is fixing the broken immigration system and giving all those millions of people for whom american is a home, you know, to have a chance and to have legal status. thank you. if you don't see us, we're praying, we're with you, and we're there. call us anytime. thank you. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, honorable supervisors, i rise in support of the resolution that you have unanimously cosponsored and we're here to join in that celebration. we stand in support with the one
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million plus that this message that you've taken addresses, but we'd like to raise issues far beyond the 1 million. we fight for the 1 million today. but we have to fight for the 11 million and we see the resolutions that you pass today as reflected of that. and to be part of the role that you have, to defend the people and the citizens. i'd like to address the difficulty we find ourselves in as a nation. we face challenges before. these challenges are nothing new. today, we fight for immigrants. today we fight for women. today, we fight for those who have lost their homes. today, we fight for a working class that has been dispossessed by the financiers. this fight for the immigrant population is a fight for women, is a fight for the homeless, is
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a fight for all. we do not pit our interests against any other american. we see our interests as immigrants and those from immigrant origin as intricately linked to the american people in our struggle for a justice society. we've seen hatred before. we've defeated slavery before. we can defeat modern-day savory slavery again. we can support the emancipation of women. you're doing it. we support you and i applaud your leadership on calling on the nation to rise up. >> president yee: thank you. >> good afternoon. i stand in support of this resolution, united states has a representative resolution 6 on
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the dream promise act. also what i'm concerned about, yes, they're at risk. the system may potentially be at risk to people of color who are likely to be mistreated and discriminated against. when the government institutions have police departments enforcing them. i also speak in support of sarah, she's not here, but she's also appointed member of the dccc and the president of the latino democratic club and strongly supports this resolution and i stand in solidarity with her. i hope -- i understand that you're all supporting the resolution, so thank you very much. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> hello, good afternoon, all supervisors, thank you so much, for all of the support you've shown in supporting the dream and promise. i'm a child of two immigrant parents. i'm the sister of two daca recipients. i'm a best friend of a daca
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student that is pursuing a ph.d. in san diego. i'm sharing my pain of everyone who is currently a daca and t.p.s. recipient and have been -- it's very frustrating. i hope that you continue to support us and share this message calls to congress to pass the act of 2019. thank you once again. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, board of supervisors, thank you very much. i am on east bay sanctuary. i want to say that please support and pass this resolution. you know, in support of the hr-6. daca and t.p.s. holders. in our office we have 600t.p.s. holders and many of them live in
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san francisco. i want to say, what is it our system is doing to these people? these people have been working here and 50% of them own homes. they're in the business. they're in every industry. actually, the state will lose billions if we deport these people. that's not all. the all the work we create with these people. we're sending these people where they're going to be killed. you know what is happening in central america, haiti, honduras. we are sending these people there. if they go back, you know they will not bring the kids. who is going to take care of the kids? is our government going to be taking care of the kids? i don't think so. i am from el salvador.
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i came because of the civil war and the fight that we had in 1990, i'm a citizen right now. i give back to the community what they gave me in the past. please give the chance to these people to stay here. thank you very much. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> hello, i'm with the nor cal and living wage coalition. i thank the board of supervisors of unanimously cosponsoring this resolution, but i think that's the easy step. so i call on all of you to continue to take the ethical leadership stance to advance opportunity to create permanent paths to citizenship and residency. thank you. >> good afternoon. i'm here as a representative for the immigrant and documented community. as undocumented student, i ask you to not only support, but push for this proposition to be brought into congress so that
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people like me have some peace of mind. and they're able to support their community and continue to work in the united states legally. and without having to worry about their future. my future right now stands -- there is no path and there is no certainty of where i'm going to be tomorrow. so i'm asking you, as part of the immigrant community and especially the undocumented community that hasn't been represented in the past few years, so continue to -- to continue to push for more policies like this. >> good afternoon. retired city work, muni driver. i wanted to thank you for endorsing this resolution, the dream and promise act. and also to say that the next steps beyond endorsement, the actual implementation of a
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resolution is the most important aspect. there are two parts to this resolution, one of them i'm going to -- since previous t.p.s. holder couldn't speak to it, she asked me to bring it up. that this lack of passing this resolution means that t.p.s. holders who have children, which as she mentioned, up to a million people, of families of t.p.s. and daca holders, those children are just to quote, at risk of having mental health problems, like depression, anxiety and severe psychological distress due to the fact that their parents may be separated from them. we've already seen that going on at the border. so implementing this, not just passing this, but making sure that people in san francisco and other political bodies understand the incredible necessity of not allowing t.p.s.
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holders to have their status taken away from them. the only other point i want to make, and as a retired city worker, this is one more time that you as a board of supervisors can take a stand against disposable workers in your city. because t.p.s., undocumented workers, are used as a hammer and as labor force to be pitted against other forces and it's up to you to expose the fact that this is not what t.p.s. and undocumented workers are doing. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. my name is carlos. from a program that provides services to union and nonunion workers alike. part of the san francisco labor council. and as a proud member of the o.p.a. local 29, i wanted to thank you for your leadership in
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passing this resolution unanimously. and to call you in action. i know you have local connections throughout the nation. please continue fighting in the struggle to -- members of the leadership in different cities throughout our nation to -- so we can have the congress opportunity also to serve our members, our t.p.s. and daca members, throughout the nation. i have the pleasure to work with hundreds of them here locally. you already know that it is a fight that needs to happen in the ground. so please join us. thank you so much. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm speaking on behalf of -- holders. san francisco is setting a precedent for über and lyft.
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über and lyft medallion sales was a blunder. these über and lyft temporary -- will be banked, but did nothing. allowed über and lyft, our dreams shattered. we are completely disgruntled with this administration. we have described our situation many times. there is no doubt about it. we cannot rely on this. we are in deficit despite working longer hours. cost of living is high. do not traumatize, but get us out of these loan payments. in spite of the medallion payments, the holders need your
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help. time has come. thank you. >> good afternoon everybody. medallion holder. we need help for the city -- from the city, from the supervisors, if they can take care of our medallion. we need to get our money back because we are not able to support the job anymore. and also, we do not have any more money left where we can pay our bills. somebody has to help us, please. and give us papers and we did a long time, did the service for the city of san francisco. and i'm not able do any more.
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i'm disabled also because of the accident. it happened may 2013. between 21st and hill street. this lady hit me very badly. and my disk is bad. and my low back is very bad. thank you very much. >> president yee: thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm embarrassed to come every week and take your time. i don't feel like i am worth it. if i'm worth it -- i work in the city for many years. a few years back, a young kid, i rolled the window down and say where you going, he said you
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take five people, i said no, four people. he spit on me. we live for spitting and unrespect. if we go to hotel. they don't let us use bathroom anymore. we used to get appreciation from the city. you know it's not working out. somebody is making $10,000 and über and lyft and then they make extra money. they have different rules and we have different rules. so i mean, i don't know how to explain we're not in this position. we have a family. and we don't want to be suffering anymore. so, please, for god's sake, we're not political people. we're hard-working good people and honest people. we work hard and you know if there is no jobs. so, please, i'm begging, for god's sake, help us out, we
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cannot take it. we cannot take it anymore. we need your support. thank you so much. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> president yee: you want to speak, ma'am? i can't hear you. you have to come up to the mic. [speaking chinese] >> she just wants to make sure she had chinese recordings, some recording in chinese and she wants to make sure this is not comment -- she need extra time for that. >> president yee: you have it, go ahead.
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>> [speaking chinese] >> translator: greeting. i live in san francisco chinatown. i spend -- i and 13 other volunteers spend two weekends to collect names, signatures, for against the naming the chinatown subway station after rose pack.
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we spend two weekends on -- only me and my husband spend 26 hours to collect all the signatures. i want to submit all the second half of the signatures this time. and two weeks ago i submitted the first half. >> [speaking chinese] >> translator: during this period, some of the business owners, we took some of the calls from business owners and i'll play some of the recordings. >> [speaking chinese] >> translator: the first one is doctor of chinese medicine store. he said the subway station is
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such a huge construction project. it should be named just chinatown. otherwise, how come the foreigner know it? >> [speaking chinese] >> translator: the other thing we should use, we should name the chinatown station after a person's name, chinatown is chinatown, that is it. [speaking chinese] >> translator: she is not important political figure.
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i don't like her. i don't think she deserves it. we should not name the station after her. after all, she has a lot of connections with the chinese communist party. we should not use her name after this -- as the station name. we are all u.s. citizens and we should stand on the viewpoint of america. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. >> president yee: next speaker. >> translator: he also needs translation. greetings supervisors. [speaking chinese]
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>> translator: this week, i didn't plan to come here. but i saw a report from the journal about the petition signatures. as the lady mentioned before, 13 people spent two weekends and collected more than 400 signatures. a reporter from the journal claimed that he visited most of the business owners which collected the signatures.
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i don't know how many businesses he visited within one day. moreover, we only submit the signatures today. last week we didn't submit that. so we can say he is lying. and we can see when he visits the owners, the party threatens people.
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he claims that he support the name as the station name, it's not political, but when the business owners support to use the chinatown as a name, it's political. i ask mr. paskin to find out chinese friends in chinatown who is not a follower of pack and visit other business owners to see how many people supported her.
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>> we ill see if this report is influenced by the chinese consulate. . it's one of those heavily influenced by the chinese party. thank you. >> president yee: next speaker. >> hi, good evening, sir.
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ma'am. sfmta had a medallion, for $250,000. they failed our business. they allow über and lyft. we are begging of you guys, take our medallion back and give us our money back. or we will keep coming, keep coming, until they don't give us our money back. we don't know how long, but please we are begging of you, do something for us. thank you very much. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker.
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>> honorable president yee, angela calvillo, clerk of the board of supervisors, and honorable members of the san francisco board of supervisors, my name is rueben david goodman, i'm a native of the portal district. nestled in between bayview hunters point, vicitation valley, and bernal heights. i'm a retiree of the san francisco assessor's office. i was a candidate for democratic county central committee in 19 -- i think it was 1992, the original year of the woman, but i was gender-impaired. i was proud to have received the unanimous endorsement of the
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cadc, the chinese-american democratic club. i received 20 votes of 20 voting members. i am currently an employee of the department of public health, jail behavioral health services on medical leave. i recently was housed in 730 broadway between stockton and powell street. it's a wonderful residence and beautiful building managed by mr. de la rose, san tino, a wonderful man. i have been threatened three times with mace by a drag queen known as stephen schwartz who is under f.b.i. investigation. i had the feeling a couple of days ago i should take a long walk through chinatown, waverley place, portsmouth square, gateway to chinatown,
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tenderloin, i returned to my room to find two prostitutes were there -- [bell ringing] >> president yee: thank you very much. rueben, i'll handle it. please tell -- i would like. >> president yee: time is up. next speaker. >> good afternoon, board of supervisors. i have heard that you are working on the chinatown after rose pak. i do object to it. i know that the congress has passed house of representatives,
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[inaudible] i was so shocked because it's terrible to believe that -- government, i believe -- and make this decision, for sure they have got evidence to -- but in my heart i have question mark, is that true? in 2017, my friend visited me from china. we have more than 40 years of friendship he is a doctor. both his assistant and brother-in-law work in university. it is an affiliate hospital.
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he say he's -- leader of the hospital. i ask you i heard that the chinese hospital, from the fellow practitioners and transferred it to the patients. i said, is that true? he said yes. i said that's horrible. it's human life. stop it. he said no, this is the [inaudible] obey the order from the head. i said, something more and -- there is a name -- refutable evidence. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker.
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tom gilberty. chinatown is chinatown, it's not rose pak-land. the taxi drivers got shafted by the liberal mayor's office that just let them die on the vine. inaction, isn't that the new way to go about doing things? a break and don't worry about it? well, we need help from this office right here. sales force tower. let's cut it up into four pieces. let's leave one piece here in san francisco. let's put another piece in davis. let's put another piece in sacramento. let's put another piece in tracy. what would that do? it would alleviate some of the traffic problems that have turned our freeways into rivers of poison.
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it could help bark be a less little crowded. it could alleviate the demand for lyft and über and help clear our streets out, but there is -- we could also move it the ends of the bullet train. i mean that land is ready for a great markup. we could build a new city there. or two cities there. but there is a problem. fire is what it's called. it's the real estate industry, the insurance industry and the financial industry, they get more bucks if they build here in san francisco. so we're planning by dollars instead of using our sense and our basic -- i think we can do better. i think we have to do better. on our navigation systems, the medical clinics, i would like to see two of them in the city. one where we pick up a lot of
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dead people from overdoses, and we can have safe injection sites with doctors -- [bell ringing] prescribing the drugs. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> more good news. tenderloin residents hypothetically can receive three attractive portable toilets across each block on a 24-7 basis. service once weekly for the cost of one pit stop toilet, which is $200,000 yearly. i believe the present and ongoing crisis may result from the practice of collecting public waste inside of a barrel. individual toilet facilities can be rented for public use for less than the cost of a five gallon bucket which is $3 versus the $9 per flush. while you appear disposed, the
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mentally ill and the homeless, why then seek to impose and foist contractual obligations, first right of offer, first right of refusal, that are pregnant with the risk of complex litigation over individuals, san francisco residents, who are of sound mind -- well, sound reason and sober judgment as if you wish to acquire specific powers of attorney to guide their contractual affairs regarding their property. you are correct that you are no legal experts, but that is no excuse to engage in what might be considered ledge malpractice.
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[bell ringing] -- as a fig leaf for attacking property rights, we can see how the city has cared for the mentally ill by a decades' long record. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> gentlemen, last tuesday, i have already said try not -- it's only property for the chinatown. everybody around the world, the tourists, when you come over to chinatown, the name chinatown is the proper word. not rose pak.
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fade the roses. we turn into earth. let it bury under the ground. gentlemen. i am the one who is the true -- i told you before that i was the warehouse supervisor in the golden [inaudible] i can go anywhere with permission. the truth is that i have to respect rose pak. she is deceased. let her live like her name rose. faded rose. buried in the ground.
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[bell ringing] only word. two words. chinatown. be educated. the people like you from princeton or harvard, don't you know what is right and what is wrong? that's all i got to say. >> president yee: thank you. any other public comments? seeing none, public comment is closed. i think, i believe -- i don't have to believe, she is back. from the department of building inspection. he's returned and maybe have an updated report on properties. >> 1326 11th avenue, item number
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7 and 8. 198 15th avenue. item 14. 722 16th avenue. 43rd avenue, item number 66. 4650 california avenue, item number 109 and 110. 424 congo street, item number 125, 128 and 129. 759 revere. and 68 rockwood, item number 282. item 282 and 284. >> president yee: okay. thank you. colleagues, can we have a motion to amend the report contained in item 11 and remove the properties identified by the department staff. motion made by supervisor fewer, seconded by supervisor ronen.
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without objection, the report -- okay. without objection, it's been amended. without objection, the report for item 11 is amended. colleagues, there is a lot of objections there. so the resolution is adapted as amended. unanimously. >> thank you. >> president yee: madame clerk, can you go to adoptions item 16 to 23. >> items 16 through 23, introduced for adoption without committee reference. unanimous vote is required for adoption of resolutions on first street today. >> president yee: supervisor fewer? >> supervisor fewer: could you sever item 16? >> president yee: supervisor stefani? >> supervisor stefani: could you sever item number 19?
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>> i don't think we did committee reports? >> clerk: we did. >> president yee: we did. yeah. let's see. >> clerk: that leaves 17, 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23. >> president yee: can we take these items same house, same call? without objection, these items are -- motion approving resoluti resolution. adopted unanimously. going to item 16. >> clerk: item 16 is resolution supporting united states house resolution number 6 authored by united states representative lucille roybal-allard. >> president yee: supervisor fewer? >> supervisor fewer: thank you. i just wanted to thank everyone who came out to support this
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resolution. that president yee and i first rote in support of h.r.6, american dream and promise act of 2019. needless to say, these people would be losing their status here in the united states and without action they would be deported. these people, more than 1.1 million hard-working men and women. i would like to thank my colleagues and cosponsors, supervisor yee, mar, walton, ronen, brown, mandelman, satisfy safai and haney. >> president yee: can we take this same house, same call? >> supervisor stefani: i'm sorry. i wanted to add my name as a cosponsor. >> president yee: same house, same call? without objection. then this resolution is adopted. unanimously. madame clerk, call item number
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19. >> clerk: a resolution urging the federal budget appropriation to replace aquatic park, pier and . >> supervisor stefani: the aquatic park pier was once in district 3, but now in district 2. this holds special meaning for supervisor peskin. it was built by the work progress administration in 1933 on the site of the army quarter master pier in order to provide a protected cove where san francisco residents and visitors could swim. the pier is a vital historic
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element, anchoring the landmark distribute and protects historic ships moored nearby. the pier is the maritime resource and first line of defense that protects the city's waterfront against sea level rise and wave action. united states national park service conducted by the risk assessments and studies that shows significant deterioration of over 600 pilings, including the concrete deck. the pier provides a safety buffer that protects swimmers and boaters and the rest of the waterfront. the pier is at significant risk to deteriorate further and collapse endangering the lives of san franciscans and visitors. the last repairs were made in 1948 and it is now requiring a full replacement and reconstruction. the original projection of cost in 2008 was $65 million.
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it has now grown to more than $100 million for complete reconstruction. we're committed to leveraging local, state and federal resources to get this done. as president yee mentioned, i had an incredible trip to washington d.c. with the chamber of commerce and president yee and representatives from our great city partners, where we had the chance to meet with senator feinstein who did express her support to save the pier. i want to thank you, president yee, for cosponsoring this with supervisor peskin and i. i hope you will join our efforts to reconstruct the aquatic park pier. >> president yee: thank you. can we take this, same -- supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: can you add me as sponsor please. >> president yee: okay. can we take this same house same call? okay, this resolution is adopted.
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okay madame clerk. can you read the in memoriams. >> today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the late may pond barrie. on behalf of supervisor peskin, the late yolanda demar. >> president yee: that brings us to the end of the agenda. any further business before us today. >> clerk: that concludes business for today. >> president yee: okay, we are adjourned.
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>> look at that beautiful jellyfish. the way to speak to students and motivate them to take action, to save the planet, they do, they care and my job is to speak to them in a way that they can understand that touches their heart and makes them feel powerful with simple actions to take every day. ♪ ♪ >> i was born and raised in the desert of palm springs, california. my dad was the rabbi in the community there. what i got from watching my father on stage talking to the community was learning how to be
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in the public. and learning how to do public speaking and i remember the first time i got up to give my first school assembly, i felt my dad over my shoulder saying pause for drama, deliver your words. when i was a kid, i wanted to be a teacher. and then when i got into high school, i decided i wanted to get into advertising and do graphic art and taglines and stuff like that. by the time i was in college, i decided i wanted to be a decorator. but as i did more work, i realized working my way up meant a lot of physical labor. i only had so much energy to work with for the rest of my life and i could use that energy towards making a lot of money, helping someone else make a lot of money or doing something meaningful. i found the nonprofit working to
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save the rainforest was looking for volunteers. i went, volunteered and my life changed. suddenly everything i was doing had meaning. stuffing envelopes had meaning, faxing out requests had meaning. i eventually moved up to san francisco to work out of the office here, given a lot of assembly through los angeles county and then came up here and doing assemblies to kids about rainforest. one of my jobs was to teach about recycle, teaching students to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost, i'm teaching them they have the power, and that motivates them. it was satisfying for me to work with for the department of environment to create a message that gets to the heart of the issue. the san francisco department of environment is the only agency that has a full time educational
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team, we go into the schools to help teach children how to protect nature and the environment. we realized we needed animal mascot to spark excitement with the students. the city during the gold rush days, the phoenix became part of the city feel and i love the symbolism of the phoenix, about transformation and the message that the theme of the phoenix provides, we all have the power to transform our world for the better. we have to provide teachers with curriculum online, our curriculum is in two different languages and whether it's lesson plans or student fact sheets, teachers can use them and we've had great feedback. we have helped public and private schools in san francisco increase their waste use and
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students are working hard to sort waste at the end of the lunch and understand the power of reusing, reducing, recycling and composting. >> great job. >> i've been with the department for 15 years and an environmental educator for more than 23 years and i'm grateful for the work that i get to do, especially on behalf of the city and county of san francisco. i try to use my voice as intentionally as possible to suppo support, i think of my grandmother who had a positive attitude and looked at things positively. try to do that as well in my work and with my words to be an uplifting force for myself and others. think of entering the job force as a treasure hunt. you can only go to your next
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clue and more will be revealed. follow your instincts, listen to your gut, follow your heart, do what makes you happy and pragmatic and see where it takes you and get to the next place. trust if you want to do good in this world, that sustainability mission, even though the bikes are very minimal energy use. it still matters where the energy comes from and also part of the mission in sustainability is how we run everything, run our business. so having the lights come on with clean energy is important to us as well. we heard about cleanpowersf and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that. it was super easy to sign up. our bookkeeper signed up online,
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it was like 15 minutes. nothing has changed, except now we have cleaner energy. it's an easy way to align your environmental proclivities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it, and it doesn't really add anything to the bill.
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