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there is food and beverage. thank you all so much once again. ♪ ♪ >> good afternoon, welcome to the land use and transportation committee of the san francisco board of supervisors for today, monday, june 3rd, 2019. i am the chair, aaron peskin, joined by committee members supervisor matt haney to my left and shortly by vice-chair
supervisor safai. >> thank you, mr. chair. silence your cellphones and completed speaker cards and documents to be included as part of the file should be submitted on the clerk. june 11th board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you, could you please read the first item. >> agenda item number 1 ordinance the planning code to designate 524 union as a landmark under article 10 of the planning code. confirming the planning department under ceqa and making other relevant findings. >> supervisor haney: on behalf of the san francisco planning department and the historic preservation commission. >> good afternoon, supervisors. shannon first thing so fergusso. i'm here for a recommendation
regarding landmark designation of the former paper doll bar at 524 union street in north beach. this say community sponsor landmark designation that was submitted by the property owner. the final draft of the landmark des i guess natiodesignation wae department in august of 2018. commissioners conducted a site visit september 252,018th did the spuc recommended landmark designation. the paper doll is significant as one of the article'es lesbian bd helps with the development of lgbt in san francisco. and the association for the owner of the paper doll, he became one of the people on the frontlines in the fight for the lgbtq civil rights in san francisco in the late 1950s. in addition to exterior character defining features there are interior as well as
the long back bar fireplace, the bar, heavy timber support posts, these were historically publicly accessible. the designation also meets three of the historic preservation including designation of under represented landmark property types, designation of buildings located in geographically under represented areas and designation of properties with strong cultural associations. the property owner is very supportive of landmark designation and researches and wrote the landmark designation report. they received support letters for designation as well. on behalf of the commission, the department recommend landmark designation to the board of supervisors. this concludes my presentation. i'm happy to answer questions. also the property owners are here today to say a few words.
>> supervisor peskin: thank you, ms. fergusson. if the property owner is here, please, come forward. >> my name is -- i'm a third generation san francisco an here representing 524 union street. in a way i'm also here to honor the memory of a family member and a family friend who contemporary with the paper doll were lost under mysterous circumstances because at they were queer at a time that's just what life could have been for lgbtqpeople. we owned the late property since the late '70s and i've helped manage the property since i was five. we knew the lgbtq and we new details and we were -- the magnitude of it and what a cross
roads it was. it was knew t new to us from the planning department city wide context statement. so now when we talk about losing san francisco cultural institutions and notable queer spaces, maybe we can get one back or something in that same spirit. the space currently has a vacancy and we would love to see a new paper doll go in or something in that spirit honoring it. a lot of people thought to keep this a restaurant and bar. we thank you for helping us preserve this space. we actually preserved the pre earthquake single historical use had it over the last 115 years. we're offering fair rent, we're not speculators, we've had it leased and it's built with the same historical configuration as a restaurant-bar. it would be a benefit to the
city. we hope that we find a good match and believe that there's good support for that soon. so i'm here to urge you to remember the paper doll. to remember donte for openly saying yes, i serve gays and hire them. remember also his staff and customers of the paper doll who then empowered themselves to say being gay is not a crime and use the paper doll as a launch pad to open their own business becoming spark plugs for what came next. to remember bob rob from the bay area reporter for the 524 where he acted as president of the tavern bill. every summit of lgbt he brought there and the intermingling that happened solidifying a community and a political civic-leadership minded one. and really, this was the grandmother of them all.
i thank you. >> supervisor peskin: thank you. it there any additional public comment on item number 1? shane watson. author of the lgbt historic context statement. >> that's all i was going to say. good afternoon, i'm shane watt ton, architectal preservation planner. the co-chair of the city wide lgbtq heritage strategy committee on arts and culture and as supervisor peskin mentions that co author with donna gray of the city wide historic context statement for lgbtq history in san francisco. out of the 300 or more properties that we documented in the historic context the paper
doll is 120 we identified for potential landmark status. the paper doll is significant as what many historians believe to be the first queer restaurant in the city. it afforded sexual minority communities a place to live somewhat openly and love somewhat openly in a place that was relatively safe for these people during a time when it was illegal to just be themselves. so, with that said, i hope up join me and supporting and championing this landmark nomination and preserving what is hopefully will be an exciting future for the paper doll. thank you. >> next speaker please. >> i am here but as a number of the g.o.p. t. sis hor i canal spy and working group. i had the privilege of visiting
the paper doll and i heard shane and stories of the icons and the queer community who is work and time spent there was formational to the queer place and political organizationing for social justice. i heard stories from less known patrons who came to the paper doll just to live authentically. to eat, drink, socialize and come back with police raids and the risks to their lives and livelihoods. sitting in the paper doll and it's all part of some things larger than myself. landmark designation and a status and a declaration of who we are as a city and as rising prices push queer and marginalized people out of san francisco it's imperative we remember where we came from and fight to keep these communities and institutions here.
is the paper doll if sil indicating li dialogue. which hope we can support their conditional use permit to operate as i restaurant today so the new generation can learn from this history and make change. >> >> supervisor peskin: public comment is closed. the reason i was walking back and fourth speaking to the city attorney, is because i own real property within 500 feet of the paper doll and i have just been informed by council that under the law i have to recuse myself even though i will not influence it, i can see this is the attorney and we all appear and know the law. so, without saying anything more, i will recuse myself and
hand the gavel over to vice-chair safai. thank you for that advice. >> thank you, chair peskin. do you need to make a motion? >> make a motion to recuse supervisor peskin on this item. so moved. >> superivsor safai: do we need to make a motion to send this before a full board with positive recommendation or there are amendments on the floor? >> i haven't seen any amendments. a motion would be in order. make a motion to approve this item with positive recommendations and a full board without objection. so moved. thank you. and we'll note that supervisor peskin was excused from that vote. recused. >> sure.
>> next item please. >> clerk: an ordinance amending the administrative code to revice the control concerning the safe overnight parking pilot program and amending the police code to create an exception for participants in the safe overnight makin parking pilot pm for using for human -- >> superivsor safai: supervisor brown has joined us relative to the legislation that we previously passed. >> thank you chair peskin and i want to thank my co sponsor supervisor safai and haney. i created a san francisco first very first vehicle triage center and overnight safe parking program passed board unanimously. i appreciate my colleagues' support to come up with this creative solution to addressing homelessness and meet people where they are. i am here today to follow-up welcome back proposed amendment to the duplicated file of this
legislation. currently, vehicle habitation is prohibited in san francisco under the police code and my office has worked collaboratively with h.s.h. and the san francisco police department to create a simple carveout. our triage center and overnight safe parking program can operate and safely and securely. program participants who have to resort to live in their vehicles while receiving services on site, will be protected by this amendment. again, we know that not everyone is going to get out of their vehicle immediately. it takes time to help people transition. this pilot will provide people a safe and secure place to sleep and with access to case management and hygienic facilities. last week, we learned through the 2019 point and time count, san francisco's homeless
population increased by 17%. much of that increase was driven by individuals and families living in cars and r.v.s. i want to draw your attention to the following amendments. on page 2, section 1, line 1-10, we're affirming chapter 119 in ordinance number 082-19 has already been enacted and filed duplication. on page 2, section 2, line 17-22, we made a slight change to reporting. we are asking for h.s.h. to track and evaluate the pilot program every six months. on page three, section 2, lines 1-6, after one year, the controller will jointly submit a report with h.s.h. to the board of supervisors and make a recommendation on the continuance of this pilot
program. and last one, on page three, section 3, lines 18-23, this is the police carve out. it reads, persons who have been given a license by the city to park and sleep in their vehicles at a safe overnight parking lot or vehicle navigation triage center, and accordance with administrative code, chapter 119 shall not be subject to the penalties set fourth in section 98 of this article 1.1 while using our accompanying their vehicles for human habitation. provided that such use of an occupancy occurs on the premises of the safe overnight parking lot or the vehicle navigation triage center to which they have been given a license. in closing, i'm asking my colleagues to support these amendments so we can get a solid start on this program as soon as possible. this is a growing issue that
needs the utmost attention and action. we will also need to find a site and get this up and going. and i'm committed to see this happen. thank you. >> thank you. is there any public comment on this item? >> i object to the efforts you are putting into call yourself taking care of homeless problems. when the truth of the matter is, not only this administration but the past well over several years of administration by the mayor's office and the board of supervisors and the mayor's office and housing is the reason why we're having a homeless problem. you sit up there and every housing opportunity that comes out of the mayor's office, you set the income requirement to be attended at each and every brand new god damn building that comes out of the mayor's office in-housing. the low income of the people who
you fake news that you want to help. then you turn around and come up with these programs that does nothing but keep people homeless and on the streets. i came in here demonstrating that you could build 144-unit apartment building complex for $56 million. that's the best develop from the developer in the bay area. i demonstrated you could make a 27-storey building and house well over 1,900 people and take a chunk out of the homeless problem. it's disgusting. then you turn around and you just give a salary increase of $1,500 more plus per month than you make now and the commissioner that gave you that type of salary increase claims that you need that money in order to pay rent and survive with the rising costs in the city. how about the bus drivers? you criticize them because they don't want to work overtime on the day of and you further
compound the problem by claiming you give them a 99-cent raise. as if that's going to help them afford to live in the city. you are price fixing and you are price gouging and it's disgusting for you to sit up there and act like you are helping people. especially people with mental disabilities. how are you going to help people with mental disabilities when you have 17 openings of psychiatrists in our own system. >> thank you, next speaker. >> hi, my name is sunny. i'm here to support this legislation. also i wish that the board of supervisors would go further. the idea of criminalizing someone who is living in their car is inhumane and shocking. people don't live in their cars on purpose. it doesn't really hurt anyone else. people do it because they want to live in the city and they
can't afford it. they've been kicked out. so, in the interim while we're waiting for enough housing to be built for everybody who wants to live here, criminalizing people for living in their cars is extremely antisocial. thank you. >> are there any other members of the public here for this item. seeing none, public comment is closed. is there a motion to move supervisor brown's previously described amendments made by supervisor haney and we will take that without object objectt to the full board without objection. thank you supervisor brown. >> supervisor peskin: mr. clerk, could you please call item number 3 and 4 together. >> clerk: agenda item 3 ordinance in the planning code and business and tax circulations code to authorization an accessory
dwelling unit in the construction of a new single family home or built' family building clearing the approval process and creating a an ex pa dieded bother of appeal process in single-family homes meeting specific requirements. number 4 is a duplicate of the previous ordinance that additionally has provision that would amend the requirements for the discretionary approval process where property owners must to the rent ordinance and they make the appropriate findings. >> supervisor peskin: thank you. so, the intent of supervisor safai's ordinance that we heard and to comply with recent state law changes that require approval of accessory dwelling units in single-family homes as well as new construction. but state law does not restrict our ability to require that property owners provide basic notice to the project of existing tenants. interestingly, the common and we heard about this at public
comment, the common basis for appeal is not because of the impact on adjacent neighbors but tenants facing effective partial evictions because of the a.d.u. and we actually received a resolution from the board of appeals requesting that we include notification for existing tenants. the notice amendments that i would like to propose to both files today would do just that. this obviously -- they won be subject to discretionary review but subject to notice. and there's nothing in these notice requirements that would cause any delay to the process, to a projector to the hearing today. and i want to thank the tenants' union for their suggestions and for their and for drafting the
notice provisions that i have given to my colleagues. with that, i will turn the microphone over to supervisor safai. >> superivsor safai: thank you. we talked about some of the amendments last time. they're reflected in the version that was just handed out. one was about 80 expanding from the existing envelope and the other one was about the historic preservation districts and clerical amendments about limits on parking and the last one is the table on page 20. we deleted that section for balance and we talked about that last time. i don't really have anything else to say other than this is a good work in progress. i think now with your
notification which i'm fine with, i see it as a friendly amendments and letting tenants know this doesn't slow down the process in anyway it just notifies them of what type of work we're going to happen and if it's not new construction. part of the main motivatio motis new construction of buildings allow a.d.u.s and it touches on and property and where you might ex fanned s expand. we want it to be a positive step and wore happy to have worked with your office on that. >> are there any members of the public who would like to comment on items 3 and 4? >> anything that's got to do with taxes and i see it i get triggered when you have anything to do with the subject matter pertaining to taxes. you have given multi millions and trillions of tax-free dollars to twitter and nine of
the hi-tech companies. it's supposed to sunshine out on the 20th of this month and i'll believe it when i see it. my point is, those multi millions and trillions of dollars of tax free money that this city and the administration has been given to those hi-tech companies, should be claud clawk in the same matter as the prosecutor clawed back the million of dollars undermining wells fargo bake. they should be used to build brand new housing for the people that you claim that you want to help. that's homeless out in the streets. the most we can get out of you is you building the dam shelter bed and the god damn navigation center and you claim it's supportive housing. it's not supportive housing. it's the kind of living conditions that when a person is arrested and put in custody and it has to be in jail at 850 bryant street.
that is your shelter system and your navigation center. you call that supportive housing and a shelter bed. it's not a bed. it's a mattress on the concrete 10 inches away another homeless person laying down on another mat. it's not housing. it's disgusting. i'm coming through tomorrow and make a demonstration that is going to clear up this homeless matter once and for all. if you don't do it it's going to demonstrate that next voting season that people in charge of this situation should not be voted in office. it's disgusting. it's a pain in the neck being the most intelligent person and the elephant in the room on both sides at that embar embarcaderor and people who -- >> thank you, sir. next speaker, please. >> my name is dillon casey from
the california renters advocacy fund. i just want to mention that these proposed changes would do a lot to allow for a.d.u. and san francisco single family neighborhoods. allowing a new construction allows for new single-family homes to be designed with a.d.u.s in mind. a lot will take advantage of that provision. providing for a short process would also allow for homeowners who are seeking to add existing a.d.u.s to existing single-family homes. it would provide a process they can navigate and understand. i hope any amendments to the ministerial process would stick with the state mandated requirements that the process not involve any discretion on the part of the city and that the permitting process lasts no
longer than 120 days. other than that, as long as the changes comply with those requirements, i'm supportive of the ordinance and hope it moves forward today. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm from california leaders advocacy fund. thank you for proposing these amendments. they get our local a.d.u. law in compliance with state law. i hope they go forward when we pass laws. we pass them in compliance with state law the first time around. this body knew that the original version of this had the problem that we raids which is not allowing a.d.u.s in new single family home construction and there's really no reason that it couldn't have been passed like this the first time around. thank you. >> next speaker. >> my name is victoria pierce.
i'm also with california renters legal advocacy and educational fund. i'm really excited the board of supervisors is considering passing these amendments today. i'm disappointed there are surprised amendments that would seem to run counter to stay law which that's fine, we can keep our lawsuit hanging over your head that's great. as previous speaker said, it would be great if the city would pass laws legally the first time around so we're not wasting all it time because as a speaker said earlier, a lot of money is being spent on things that aren't really helping us get out of homelessness here. it is actual crisis. people are out here on the streets dying. and it's just really frustrating to have to -- only people who can have a lawsuit filed against the city of san francisco to enforce these laws and the city should enforce them. it's a bummer but i suppose it's better than having the state itself come in and do it which has a lot more reper discussions and a budget and ours is merely
also be duplicated or extended to 190590. they are largely equally relevant to the file as well. i'm filing a copy of michael murphy's memorandum, which hopefully you had a chance to look at. the waiver -- preempted by state law, city of los angeles, 175, 1396. the section that's been relied on to allow for these waivers, under 1954.52 d the government code does not apply to e.d.u.s. it applies to state density bonus units, which are below-market rate, b.m.r. units.
so not applicable here. thank you for your time. >> thank you. next speaker. >> i think the ninth time or something like that. i'm representing out a room in my home right now. i'm having a lot of conversations interested in. these types of homes are super desirable for young folks. kind of the millennial audience that's trying to find a place to plug, in probably not the next ten years, for but for 18 years, two years, something like ta. they're very, very desirable based on conversations with a ton of folks. so continuously to move these forward as for the as possible -- as fast as possible.
people have choices about where they get to live that's the best outcome to continuously be striving for. >> thank you. seeing no other members of the public, public comment is close on items three and four. contrary to a couple of statements made, the notification amendment does not run afoul of state law. and does not require any continuation of this item today, as advised by the city attorney. it's consistent with the unanimous request of the board of appeals and is actually something that i should not be surprised, but i spoke to it very clearly at the last hearing, where a supervisor offered the amendments that require the continuance from the last meeting. as i said at the last hearing, i was an early adopter of
a.d.u.s. apparently i was ahead of my time 15 years ago, because i could not muster the votes. but we are in a different day and delighted that we continue to streamline the a.d.u. implementation process. so with that i would like toker if there's no objection, offer the notification amendments to both files and take that without objection. and then as to item number three, the file as amended to the full board with a positive recommendation, without objection. i mean, deputy clerk, carol? >> i did receive a paper amendment to agenda item number three, adding an additional table to page 20. >> yes. >> yes. we need to make a -- >> thank you, chair. >> we'll make a motion to accept the amendment on page 20, as it per tapes to the table. and we will take that without objection. and as twice amended, we will send item number 3, with
recommendation, to the full board without objection. [gavel] as to item number 4, we will incorporate the previously mentioned notification location as well as some additional language, which would give notice for seismic retrofit and a.d.u.s in existing space. they did not deliberate that when it was before them. so we will take those amendments, those sets of amendments to item number 4, without objection. [gavel] we'll continue that item to the call of the chair, subject to hearing by planning commission. >> can i just say something? >> yes, sir. >> before you gavel down on those items. this one appreciates the time and the city's attorney's office. your office, supervisor peskin, our teams have put a tremendous
amount of time, energy and effort into this. i'd like to thank all of the people in the audience that came out, that have participated in this process. and then waited patiently. as was noted, this is an important piece of house being stock that has been untapped and underutilized in the city for a long time. as supervisor peskin said, i think it was back when he was my supervisor, talking about the idea of a.d.u.s, people were not ready for it at that time. here we are today and there will be subsequent pieces of legislation that will talk about expanding these opportunities in our city. i think it's a cost-effective and efficient way in. in new construction we're certainly getting into compliance with state law, just seems super counterintuitive to build something and go back to ask for the permission to add it after the effect. certainly it's not economically streamlined. but here we are. we have a good piece of legislation. i appreciate the chair's
amendment. we would not have done anything at this point else to slow this process down. also want to thank the planning department for their hard work. veronica and aaron star and team and diego, even if you weren't involved with this. thanks for being here. thank you deputy city attorney. do you have something to add to this? >> i'd interrupt with closing remarks. just one technical matter. i don't believe you need the final set of amendments on the last pages, in item 4. the amending the tables. because item 3, which will pass at the full board, will amend those tables. by the time item 4 comes back to the committee, the tables will already be existing law. so you don't need to make the amendment -- the final amendment that you approached, supervisor, in item 4. >> oh, yeah. we only made those to item 3. item 3 the table, item 3 the notification and then in item 4 just the notification amendments. is that correct, chair? >> that is correct.
so the motion to amend item 4 and continue it to the call of the chair have been made. and without objection, that will be the order. [gavel] mr. clerk, next item, please. >> item number 5. an ordinance in the planning code to allow arts activities as principally permitted use in the residential commercial district, to conditionally permit nighttime uses within the historic buildings and buildings that contribute to a historic district. to exempt nighttime entertainment in the r.c.d. from the 200-foot buffer requirement. and maintenance plan for uses within the full some street neighborhood and making the appropriate finings. -- findings. >> supervisor. >> thank you, chair. i have some amendments that i think the members of the committee have, which have been passed out, which will amend the ordinance to exempt st. joseph's church from the requirement.
so nighttime entertainment use will be principally permitted on that property. the amendments are in the title on page 1 and in the text on page 3, lines 8 to 10. page 4 lines 21 to 22. and page 5, lines 23 to 24. thank you, chair peskin, for allowing us to continue this, to resolve this particular issue. and i hope that my colleagues will support this. >> is there any public comment on the item number 5? oh, diego? mr. sanchez, on behalf of the planning department. >> yes, diego sanchez. the preservation commission heard the initial ordinance at the h.p.c. recommended approval with modifications. subsequently on february 214th , the -- 21st -- in general the ordinance is very well received by both commissions and recommended the following modifications.
to allow arts activities throughout the r.c.d., conditionally permit nighttime entertainment uses within the r.c.d., in historic buildings. including those that contribute to historic district. and subsequently amend the r.c.d. district narrative to reflect the changes. last, rehabilitation and maintenance plan for uses within the folsom street districts. these modifications are included in the substitute ordinance before you. this concludes my presentation. thank you. >> thank you, mr. sanchez. we'll open up for public comment. first speaker, please. good afternoon. my name is amy reduke. i'm the foundation manager for st. joseph's art society, located in the howard street building. i'm here on behalf of st. joseph's art society and foundation. we're a cultural organization and non-profit, inspired by the beauty of the church and dedicated to the arts and the community.
st. joseph's church is also a federal landmark in the neighborhood and community asset. since the renovation, we have worked with many public groups, community groups and other non-profits in providing access to the site, which had been closed for so long. we fully support the legislation, which will provide flexibility and uses and allow us to continue to maintain and operate st. joseph's art society as a cultural and historic your eye con. we also fully support the amendment being proposed, which will ensure the prevision a of the national and city landmark. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. peter, land-use council. st. joseph's church. we support the legislation. its goal obviously to provide as much flexibility as possible for historic properties to find uses to ensure that those historic renovations become economically viable. and maybe this will avandiaize other property owners within
that district to step up and step forward and renovate their properties. in front of you a couple of weeks ago discussing nighttime entertainment uses, as a permitted use and historic properties. we support the version, iteration of the legislation that you just mentioned earlier. it will allow st. joseph's chop -- as a permitted use, that would actually return the church to the long-term historic use, as a community gathering space. we urge your support of the legislation. we appreciate your consideration. >> thank you. next speaker. >> my name is tony. i just wanted to say that there are a number of places that fit st. joseph's format, that have been made into spectacular party venues, things like the limelight and what not, have come out of spaces like that.
i would be very weary of leaving that out of this legislation, just in regards to having a space that fits the look of st. joseph's. people need that to party in. it would be wise to add that before there's more attention to it, for that purpose. thank you. >> thank you. see nothing other members of the public for item number 5, public comment is closed. [gavel] colleagues, can we take the amendment that supervisor hayne offered without objection. [gavel] >> a positive recommendation without objection. mr. clerk, could you read the 6th and final item. >> agenda item number #,en urgency ordinance 45 days on changes of nighttime entertainment use in the one maritime plaza area. bounded by jackson street to the
north, sacramento street to the north, drum street to the west and sansome to the east and affirming the appropriate findings. >> thank you, mr. clerk. and i want to thank the co-sponsors of this legislation, which include my two colleagues on this committee, supervisor hayne and safai and every member of the board of supervisors, who have co-sponsored this urgency ordinance, that creates an interim zoning moratorium, starting as a 45-day period, but can be extended a couple of times after that, up to 18 months. i also want to thank the scrappy group of incredible comedians, who did what their corporate overlords could not do, which was to organize and capture the imagination of all 11 members of the board of supervisors and the
san francisco public. and i want to thank all of them for showing up on the steps of city hall two weeks ago tomorrow. the good news is that when we suggested, at that press conference, that perhaps google was going to be the future lease holder of this property owned by morgan stanley, i was delighted to receive a call a few days after that, i believe, on wednesday -- i guess it was the day after the board meeting from a senior official at google, who indicated, as you've all now read in the press, that they want to be a part of the city. and i was very clear that we were going to continue to move forward with this interim zoning moratorium and hopefully in the next 45 days, the parties, who
are all of means, can work out a lease going forward, so that the storied punch line and its incredible talent and customers can continue to not only survive, but thrive at its historic location at 1 maritime. so i'm hopeful that those negotiations and conversations will happen in the next 45 days. and that we won't have to extend the interim moratorium. and it seems like everybody is laughing in the same direction. so with that, we'll open it up to public comment. mr. sanchez, is there anything you want to say? no. okay. and we will -- if the committee sees fit, do something that we don't do often, which is to send this to the full board of supervisors for a hearing tomorrow.
and i suspect given every member of the board of supervisors is a co-sponsor, that it will pass unanimously. it does not actually require even a memorial signature and i believe -- it does? mr. givener, an urgency ordinance goes into effect immediately, is that correct? >> the ordinance goes into effect immediately, upon the mayor's signature, or return of the ordinance without signature. in theory, urgency ordinance is subject to mayoral veto. it has to pass with nine votes. >> thank you for that background. we'll open it up to public comment. please come forward. >> hi, guys. i'm a comedian at the punch line. i used to think that nothing could be more nerve-wracking than being on stage at the punch line. this is pretty terrifying for me. [laughter] anyway.
>> it wasn't a joke. >> i'm here because the punch line has given me a community that i've never had before. like a lot of comedians will tell you, their childhoods were not always the best. that was definitely the case for me. at the punch line going every sunday, hanging out with, you know, comedians who have all become my best friends, it would be terribly sad for me personally for it to be gone, if that would ever be the case. i know it would be bad for -- it would be sad for san francisco, too, with the affordability issues here, the art scene in san francisco that used to be world-renowned is dwindling. the comedy scene is still strong. and the beacon of that is the punch line. dana carvy, robin williams, ellen degeneres, dave chapelle all came through the san francisco punch line, if not, they started here. steve martin used to live in his
car and do comedy at nights in san francisco. if legislation 2 doesn't pass, he would have gotten a ticket for sleeping in his car. [laughter] but, you know, thank you so much for sponsoring this. all of you. we really appreciate it. [bell ringing] this will help us save the punch line. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi. my name is brooke heineken and i want to thank you guys for the opportunity to pursue my personal love of interim zoning moratoriums, as well as my love for comedy and being here today. [laughter] so i live in district 5. i am obviously here to encouraging you guys to support this piece of legislation. i understand that like the sexy names are gone, chapelle is not here any more and the local comics from here on out, the people trying to grow their careers and you see the punch line as the best, most promising place to help grow and start a career in comedy. they invest so much in local comedians and the local scene.
that can't be easily replicated anywhere else. i want to thank especially supervisor brown's office for not yet blocking my telephone number, because i bug them a lot on the very kind and her staff is great. as you guys all know, i would hope the punch line's space is magical for performers. it's the reason it's the gold standards of places and people that could otherwise sell out theatres and arenas come through the tiny room to perform, because there's something so magical about the space, that won't be easily moved to any other location in san francisco. and it's an incredible privilege to be able to grow and start a comedy career there. it's like you get addicted when you perform on that stage. so i know that after the other topic discussed today, this is terrific yap and you're hopefully in sport -- support of this. thanks for giving us the chance to come here and thank you. and for for giving a bunch of local dipshit comics some success. >> thank you, next speaker,
please. >> hi. unlike brooke and jeff over there, i'm less of a local comic and more of a local bum. we used to tell jokes to crowds, about as empty as this one right here. and the punch line is different. every time i have set foot there, crowds are full. i, like i said, i haven't performed there yet. so i don't know if i'm funny or not. but dave chapelle came here to talk about how it's a special place. personally i believe that guy. and i think we should do what we can to keep the punch line open. that's about all i have to say. i'm not sure if -- let me hear
that bell. or not. all right. thank you. >> seeing no other members of the public for public comment, we will close the public comment. [gavel] the one thing i forgot to add was urgency ordinances require only one reading at the board of supervisors and not two. so tomorrow will be sole and only vote. and then it will go to the mayor for hopefully signature on wednesday. and, meanwhile, god speed to live nation and google and morgan stanley. may a long-term lease be entered into before august, when the lease expires. with that, colleagues, can we move this to the full board with a positive recommendation, as a committee report?
us inside that edition of what's next sf sprech of market street between 6th is having a cinderella movement with the office of economic workforce development is it's fairy godmother telegraph hill engaged in the program and providing the reason to pass through the corridor and better reason to stay office of economic workforce development work to support the economic vital of all of san francisco we have 3 distinctions workforce and neighborhood investment i work in the tenderloin that has been the focus resulting in tax chgsz and 9 arts group totally around 2
hundred thousand square feet of office space as fits great as it's moved forward it is some of the place businesses engaged for the people that have living there for a long time and people that are coming into to work in the the item you have before you companies and the affordable housing in general people want a safe and clean community they see did changed coming is excited for every. >> oewd proits provides permits progress resulting in the growth of mid businesses hocking beggar has doubled in size. >> when we were just getting started we were a new business people never saturday a small business owner and been in the bike industry a long needed help in finding at space and sxug the
that is a oewd and others agencies were a huge helped walked us through the process we couldn't have done it without you this is sloped to be your grand boulevard if so typically a way to get one way to the other it is supposed to be a beautiful boulevard and fellowship it is started to look like that. >> we have one goal that was the night to the neighborhood while the bigger project of developments as underway and also to bring bring a sense of community back to the neighborhood. >> we wanted to use the says that a a gathering space for people to have experience whether watching movies or a yoga or coming to lecture. >> that sb caliber shift on the street is awarding walking down
the street and seeing people sitting outside address this building has been vacate and seeing this change is inspiringing. >> we've created a space where people walk in and have fun and it is great that as changed the neighborhood. >> oewd is oak on aortas a driver for san francisco. >> we've got to 23ri7b9 market and sun setting piano and it was on the street we've seen companies we say used to have to accompanying come out and recruit now they're coming to us. >> today, we learned about the office of economic workforce development and it's effort to foster community and make the buyer market street corridor something that be proud of thanks to much for watching and tune in next time for
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