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project should be rejected. number two, the port director, in response to a question from supervisor haney, said that there were hundreds of interim leases that had not gone to the state lands commission, if i heard correctly. my strong suspicion is that those were public trust leases rather than nonpublic trust leases which is what we're talking about here. in any event, i would request those leases be put in the record in this matter. but let me just read the statute that the port drafted, ab 2797, section 7-e. a nontrust lease, a lease is by definition a nontrust use, shall be subject to approval by the commission -- it's the
argument here. i do want to respond to some of the things that were said and talk about how we move forward. you know, i spent, you know, i think a lot of my first couple months in office talking to people about this issue. dozens of meetings down at the waterfront, talking to hundreds of neighbors, including people who were housed and unhoused, people who were in navigation. i visited all the navigation centers that currently exist in our city, and i think i came out of that process believing very strongly that we need navigation centers. they are not the entire' solutientire' -- entire solution, they are not going to solve the crisis by themselves, but without navigation centers, people are
we have seen a positive impact on the broader community, so i hope we can move forward and see this work. i understand there are people that may have been concerned about the process, and i respect that. but i hope that moving forward, we can come together and make this work for this community. i will do all that i can to
make sure that we fulfill our commitments, that the departments fulfill their commitments, that we work together, that we listen, that we hold ourselves accountable. this may not have been a perfect process, but we should learn as we move forward because this will not be the last navigation center that we build. in fact i'm hoping that we have one in every supervisor district. but this navigation center will move forward. it will have the continued support of my office and the city. i hope that even folked who were opposed will work with us and make this a success because nobody wants to see what we have on our streets right now, nobody wants to see people
without housing, without shelter, dieing, and the navigation center is an important tool to get us there. so with, that i want to move -- >> president yee: excuse me. supervisor haney, before you make a motion, i want to excuse supervisor peskin because he had to leave. >> supervisor mandelman: so moved. >> president yee: it's moved by supervisor mandelman, seconded by supervisor fewer, and i excuse supervisor peskin. >> supervisor haney: i move to affirm the categorical exemption determination. >> president yee: so you move to approve 46 and to table items 47 and 48. >> second.
>> president yee: and it's been seconded. roll call, please. >> clerk: on the motion to approve 46 and table items 47 and 48 -- [roll call] >> clerk: there are nine ayes. >> president yee: okay. colleagues, the determination of the exemption is finally affirmed. [gavel]. >> president yee: madam clerk, i don't know if the department of election is back yet. >> clerk: they have returned, mr. president. >> president yee: where are you? >> clerk: yes, yes. >> president yee: okay. then let's go back to items 49 -- no, to 50, actually. colleagues, i believe we have
the ballot election summary report form from the department of elections for the north of market tenderloin community benefits district. madam clerk, please announce the results. >> clerk: the returned weighted ballots voting for the north of tenderloin community benefit district was 83.44%, and the returned weighted ballots voting against the north of tenderloin community benefit district was 16.66%, further indicating there was no majority protest. >> president yee: okay. so there's no majority protest. colleagues, without objection, can we take a vote on item 50, the resolution to establish, renew, and expand the north of tenderloin community benefit district? madam clerk, please call the
roll. >> clerk: on item 50 -- [roll call] >> president yee: okay. i might have to rescind the vote when supervisor haney comes back in. >> clerk: okay. we'll just proceed. [roll call] >> clerk: there are eight ayes. >> president yee: okay. so with that, then, it passes. [gavel]. >> president yee: i guess the next item is just to go straight into general public comments. madam clerk? >> clerk: all right. at this time, the public can
address the entire board of supervisors for up to two minutes, including the may 21, board of supervisors minutes, and on item 62, the adoption without reference committee calendar. public item will not be allowed if an item has already had its public comment. please direct your comments to the board as a whole and not to individual supervisors, and not to the audience. if using interpretation assistance, you'll be allocated twice the amount of time to testify, and if you'd like to display a document on law
peac speech, protected by the brown act and sunshine ordinance, violation by putting summaries in the minutes which are not accurate is a violation of not just a violation of the brown act, but the sunshine ordinance and first amendment rights. the clerk does not follow the law as the ordinance relates. the law says the clerk of the minutes will include the name of the person speaking, what they spoke about, and what their position was. the only thing the clerk of the board does is put in the person's name and the subject. so she does not follow it in regard to any citizen of san francisco. and as i've said to you before, i'm the only citizen in san francisco who actually gets his public comment -- >> president yee: thank you. next speaker, please.
>> i'm going to further fine-tune my already demonstrated well over -- several times demonstration on how to take care of this homeless problem. as i said before, i'm quick to react to contradictions. i find it odd that you could say it's not going to solve the homeless problem. that's why this controversy is taking place. if it's not going to solve the homeless problem, what the hell are you doing it for? my proposition of putting up the two towers that would solve the homeless problem is a demonstration of your total incompetency and how you should
be dealing with the problem. sfgov viewer. year after year after year, you keep doing the same stupidity, unprofessionalism, administration after administration after administration. you claim you want to help the people that have mental disabilities, but you don't even have a place to put them. but your departments come asking for millions to treat the people, but yet you don't know where the people you want to treat are located. make no mistake, you had an $88.2 million negative cash flow deficit in the last several months of ed lee's life. you got that? and you had that same deficit that you took over after you died. you got that? people got nowhere to go on the street. you got that? you got 80 -- you've got $12.2 billion because of donald
j. trump. you got that? you got that because of the tax cuts and the tax cuts of his regulations pertaining to taxes. and for you to have that much money and not have permanent housing to benefit everybody is an insult on everybody's intelligence. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. my name is matthew sutter, and i'm a taxi driver in san francisco. i want to bring to your attention that san francisco credit union are now denying our loans. we ask who do we have to pay? they're not interested. they are forcing our hands, and we ask you guys to hear us, to listen to us because you guys are our voice. i signed a contract stating that if the medallion program
fails, the city shall issue me an untransferrable medallion. i've driven these streets for 27 years. i've picked up your kids. i've probably picked you up once or twice, and i've picked people up off the ground, too. this is a disgrace. the sfmta and credit union are now driving owners into a state of depression. it's happening in new york, it's going to happen here, and it's going to be on your hands. we need you to step in and put a stop to it right now. we paid the back on time every time, and now, they don't want to renew our loans. what are we to do with that? this is the same thing that the bank has done in the past, issuing loans to people to buy homes that they did not qualify, and then, they foreclosed, lost everything, and what happened? the government bailed them out.
when is it going to stop, you guys? when are you going to standup for people? when did san francisco start losing compassion for people and families? you are the ones that need to step up. thank you. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. thank you for all honorable supervisors. the other day, we had seen a little light thrown in our dark rooms for years and years. thank you for that. i appreciate you for working hard and getting us out of that rut. got bless you for that, and we have that feeling that you guys are really working hard for us, and just thanks for you, and i
hope we'll get out of that soon because you really are working hard, so thank you so much and god bless you for that. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> hello, everybody. my name is ali tunney. 30 years driver. just coming here to remind you again as my co-worker, he said everything i had to say. i hope you guys have open ear. sometimes i wonder how many times we come in here and tell you situation of what's going on for us. this is the people, after 30 years, and another guys, more than 30 years, we purchase the medallion. i don't call them purchase, i call them forcing us. and please, you guys have to have attention. this is not just continue -- as long as i know, eight years, seven years from the beginning, i've been here, and i'm trying to tell you guys what's going
on. this is -- this is not to continue anymore. you guys have to force the m.t.a. to do something. they have patience, they have patience, they not worried about them. they said to me, we don't want to be cab company, but this means who you are? what is your job? what you are doing? they are failing. they are not doing their right job. if you want to helping us, you know that, there has been so much money for other reason, reform the taxi industry. tell them to reform some people professional, being from outside. they cannot do it. thank you very much. please, we need your help. it is a time for action. >> president yee: next speaker.
>> good afternoon. i'm speaking on behalf of several taxi medallion holders. we vigorously oppose ride share actions. sfmta are keeping us as slaves to benefiting themselves and increasing their pays. we are fed up with this system. although we had been coming here more than a year but did not get rid of medallions.
medallions are worthless. medallions owners are miserable. someone needs to refund money to us. sfmta never listened to us. sfmta made uber, lyft very rich. our airport business is unsustainable as long as ride share exists at airport. we cannot we lie on this business. we cannot deal with this catastrophic business. it has been destroyed. it is devastating to our taxi business. we know all city supervisors are good peoples. respective supervisors, please buy back our medallions, and payoff our outstanding loans to the banks. thank you. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. my name is harjit corcorea.
i am he driving taxi drivers almost -- i am driving taxi, drive almost for 26 years. san francisco is beautiful city and very nice people here, and everybody in the world, they love san francisco, they love california. everybody love u.s.a., and when we know if somebody like now, the meaning of u.s.a., go other countries and look them. everybody like to come here in the united states, and i'm not able to drive taxi anymore. and also, sfmta, they make a promise to us.
if we are not able to work anymore, we can bring the medallions back to them. they can give our money back, and we can get a regular life. i don't think so. sfmta is forcing us to be homeless. my guess is we'll be homeless one day in san francisco. i love the homeless, i love san francisco, and i was here when i came here new. and i said thank you for san francisco's supervisor, and all this, and thank you very much. that's it. >> president yee: thank you very much. next speaker. >> and jesus said that if i with the finger of got cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of god is come upon you. something happened in the kingdom of god, 8,497 days ago,
unspeakable, it was unlawful, and he got beatened with rods, stones, almost killed, and then beheaded. but things are different in the new testament. i'm telling you something, okay? we are now in year 2,544 from when the temple was destroyed. it was destroyed in the fifth month, the tenth day of the month, and it was destroyed the second time, it was destroyed on the same exact day unless you don't count that sabbath day in the 70th year. which i don't think you do. that means there were 84 seven-year cycles between the destruction of jerusalem, and there's 84 84-month cycles w. t what i'm thinking is august 11th will be the day that the jews mourn for the 5,844th day to be precise. that's judgment day. i've made predictions in the past, but i know when jesus answered the questions of the disciples -- >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. good afternoon. thank you very much. my name is ajaz. i am a cab driver for almost 29
years. first of all, i thank you, supervisor fewer, and sandra fewer. forgive me if i pronounce wrongfully the name, and safai, and aaron peskin. this issue is -- we should just go away and solve the problem, and the sfmta should buy back the medallions, and we should be in peace, and the city should be in the peace, and hope -- sfmta has gone inspect hibernation. this is the only place we have to come for help from you
peoples. and help and buy back the medallions, and push them as far as you can. also, request, like, if we have $2300 of baggage on our back. if you could takeoff the $1250 that we pay every month to the cab companies, what for? 1,000? that's fine. we are thinking -- we got the loan from the federal credit union, but why are we paying $1250 or so to the cab companies. we should be exempted from this affiliation of the companies. if you could consider this point also, then it will alleviate at least half of our burden from our back until they are buying back, al least it will alleviate our pain a little bit, and i hope you will consider that. thank you very much. >> president yee: thank you.
i remember it. i have the paper of it, and this is -- i mean, we -- homeless, we cannot trust government if you're going to tell us to leave our property and then dump us on the street in 30 days. it's this -- the beds getting too close together. like, the picture that i'm trying to get to, it's -- they're putting beds directly next to each other, and these are total strangers are supposed to sleep next to total strangers. no -- nothing about spread of disease, bronchitis, and because they're homeless, we're supposed to -- [inaudible] >> president yee: thank you. public comment is closed. colleagues -- supervisor haney, would you like to rescind the vote on item 50?
and make a motion to rescind? >> supervisor haney: okay. i make a motion to rescind vote on item 50. >> president yee: okay. it's seconded by supervisor mandelman. then the vote is rescinded. again, to remind the public, there was no major majority protest, so we're just voting on item 50 to affirm, to establish the north of market tenderloin community benefits district. madam clerk, please call the roll. >> clerk: on item 50 -- [roll call]
>> clerk: there are 10 ayes. >> president yee: okay. the resolution passes unanimously. [gavel]. >> president yee: let's -- madam clerk, please call the adoption committee agenda, item 59 through 62. >> clerk: items 59 through 62 were introduced without reference to committee. a unanimous vote will be required for resolution today, otherwise, any item will go to committee. >> president yee: okay. would any of my colleagues like to sever any items? i see supervisor peskin would like to do that. >> supervisor peskin: yes, president yee. i would like to sever items 61 and 62. >> president yee: okay. can we take the remaining
items? without objection, the remaining items are passed unanimously. [gavel]. >> president yee: okay. madam clerk, items 61 and 62 [agenda item read] [agenda item read]. >> president yee: supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: thank you, president yee. all of you are in receipt of a few nonsubstantial changes which acknowledge that local 102, the international brotherhood of teamsters is added to this resolution. i want to thank the sponsors, and i would like to make a motion to move the amendments that are in the short title, long title, on page 1, line 17, on page 1, line 23, on page 1
and page 2. >> president yee: can we take motion as amended without objection? and can we take this item, madam clerk, same house, same call? then without objection, item passes. >> clerk: item 62 is a resolution to oppose california state assembly bill number 62 authored by assembly man phil ting. >> president yee: okay. supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: thank you, mr. president. colleagues, it is rather rare that a member of a local governing body introduces a resolution that opposes unless amends -- although we did
actually oppose senator wiener's sb-50, but i want to proceed very carefully. i want to thank the mayor's office and assembly member ting's office. this is fundamentally an issue around the applicability of rent control accessory dwelling units, and we have made progress in the last few days, so i would ask that we continue this to our next meeting of july the 9. >> president yee: okay. motion to continue, seconded by supervisor safai, and if no objection, then, this item is continued. madam clerk, i believe we are -- i don't think we have any memoriams. >> clerk: there are none to present. >> president yee: okay. colleagues, that brings us to the end of the agenda.
i'm kate sosa. i'm cofounder and ceo of sf made. sf made is a public private partnership in the city of san francisco to help manufacturers start, grow, and stay right here in san francisco. sf made really provides wraparound resources for manufacturers that sets us apart from other small business support organizations who provide more generalized support. everything we do has really been developed over time by listening and thinking about what manufacturer needs grow. for example, it would be traditional things like helping them find capital, provide assistance loans, help to provide small business owners with education.
we have had some great experience doing what you might call pop ups or temporary selling events, and maybe the most recent example was one that we did as part of sf made week in partnership with the city seas partnership with small business, creating a 100 company selling day right here at city hall, in partnership with mayor lee and the board of supervisors, and it was just a wonderful opportunity for many of our smaller manufacturers who may be one or two-person shop, and who don't have the wherewithal to have their own dedicated retail store to show their products and it comes back to how do we help companies set more money into arthur businesses and develop more customers and their relationships, so that they can continue to grow and continue to stay here in san francisco.
i'm amy kascel, and i'm the owner of amy kaschel san francisco. we started our line with wedding gowns, and about a year ago, we launched a ready to wear collection. san francisco's a great place to do business in terms of clientele. we have wonderful brides from all walks of life and doing really interesting things: architects, doctors, lawyers, teachers, artists, other like minded entrepreneurs, so really fantastic women to work with. i think it's important for them to know where their clothes are made and how they're made. >> my name is jefferson mccarly, and i'm the general manager of the mission bicycle company. we sell bikes made here for people that ride here. essentially, we sell city bikes made for riding in urban
environments. our core business really is to build bikes specifically for each individual. we care a lot about craftsmanship, we care a lot about quality, we care about good design, and people like that. when people come in, we spend a lot of time going to the design wall, and we can talk about handle bars, we can see the riding position, and we take notes all over the wall. it's a pretty fun shopping experience. paragraph. >> for me as a designer, i love the control. i can see what's going on, talk to my cutter, my pattern maker, looking at the designs. going through the suing room, i'm looking at it, everyone on the team is kind of getting involved, is this what that drape look? is this what she's expecting, maybe if we've made
a customization to a dress, which we can do because we're making everything here locally. over the last few years, we've been more technical. it's a great place to be, but you know, you have to concentrate and focus on where things are going and what the right decisions are as a small business owner. >> sometimes it's appropriate to bring in an expert to offer suggestions and guidance in coaching and counseling, and other times, we just need to talk to each other. we need to talk to other manufacturers that are facing similar problems, other people that are in the trenches, just like us, so that i can share with them a solution that we came up with to manage our inventory, and they can share with me an idea that they had about how to
overcome another problem. >> moving forward, where we see ourselves down the road, maybe five and ten years, is really looking at a business from a little bit more of a ready to wear perspective and making things that are really thoughtful and mindful, mindful of the end user, how they're going to use it, whether it's the end piece or a he hwedding gown, are they going to use it again, and incorporating that into the end collection, and so that's the direction i hear at this point. >> the reason we are so enamored with the work we do is we really do see it as a platform for changing and making the city something that it has always been and making sure that we're sharing the opportunities that we've been blessed with economically and socially as possible, broadening that
>> hello now we can begin. this meeting will come to order. welcome to the june 28th, special meeting of the joint city school district school district and city college select committee. our clerk today is erica major. i would also like to thank san francisco government t.v. for staffing this meeting. madame clark, please call the role. >> the call of the role... [roll call]