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ability to gather for a festival. the n.r.a. stokes fear and a culture of hate. the n.r.a. clinics to a definition of the second amendment that is far beyond what the framers of the constitution intended when they authored it. does anyone really believe the founding fathers who emphasized life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness put a man firing a gun over the life of a
six-year-old boy? the second amendment is not a suicide pact. in addition to that, i am also asking the budget and legislative analyst's office to review the city's contracts to determine if our contractors or subsidiaries have any business with the n.r.a. whatsoever. we must use our considerable leverage to dislodge those who would enable the n.r.a., and we must encourage other jurisdiction to see jurisdictions to do the same. finally, i would like to close this meeting in memory of those victims of gilroy whose lived ended too early. we say or prayers and honor with actions all those who were shot or injured and all those
whose lives have been shattered forever, and the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor stefani. [applause] >> clerk: supervisor walton? >> supervisor walton: thank you, supervisor stefani, and thank you, madam clerk. today, i will be announcing two in memoriams for the record. the first record is for mr. clifford benjamin henry, also known as c.b. henry. mr. clifford benjamin henry, a 71-year resident of san francisco and a community activist died on july 23 after a brief illness. he was 94 years old. mr. henry worked for s.f. municipal transportation agency for over 40 years as a bus driver and cable car operator. he was a licensed realtor and helped hundreds of african
americans become homeowners. he and his late wife, christine, were the parents of two daughters. he was also the grandfather of four and a great grandfather of six. a committed family man, mr. henry once said, i told my children to work hard, take care of your family overall things. whatever you say you are going to do, do it. be a model citizen. as a community activist, he worked with his daughter, barbara, in helping to elect the first african american woman, london breed, mayor of san francisco. he attended the yearly s. s.f. naacp galas and supported countless others with his time and money.
he was a member in good standing at the pilgrim community church. the second memoriam is remembering husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and legend of the bayview community andrew thorton, sr. he was born on may 22, 1932 to james thorton and addy lee jones. he moved to louisiana at the age of ten and later, encouraged by his eldest brothe
brother, came to california. he worked for the united states post office as a letter handling, advancing to manager. he retired from the san francisco municipal ray way after 30 years of service with numero numerous accolades. he established numerous businesses over many years partnering with his family and friends. in 2011, he established let's eat barbecue and more with his wife, miss monique hayes-thorton, and was operating this establishment until his untimely home going. other businesses were the horse and cow bar and bayview triple
t bait shop. all of his businesses were in the great community of bayview-hunters point in which he shared his love and was loved by everyone. he was a pillar to his city and community. he served his city with great dedication and love for all. he was a founding member of the third street big boys, which for 30 years he and his colleagues sponsored many programs within the bayview-hunters point community. he was always excited to host the third street big boys annual community barbecue. mr. lee, known affectionately by many, will truly be missed. and i would also like to introduce a resolution today, along with supervisors brown, haney, mandelman, mar, ronen,
safai, and stefani, that calls for the supports and resources for a vision zero on homicides and violent crimes plan. it is time for us to take a major stance against homicides and violent crimes in our communities. it is time for us to allocate resources to our areas that suffer from the plagues the most because it can be committed. we have to take the steps to say that we will prioritize services and resources in areas that have the most violent crime. violence does not have a color or ethnicity in mind. violence happens to all, but we can stop it by coming together. this year in bayview alone, as of july 19, we've had seven murders, 17 shootings involving injuries, and 55 shootings without injury.
although these are not as high numbers as we used to see years ago, this senseless violence has to stop. for too long, the bayview, viz valley, sunnyvale, the tenderloin, bayview, western addition has been plagued with senseless violence. we've had plan after plan and work today significantly reduce violence in our neighborhoods, and crime is down. but i am committed to addressing this and we are committed today to work towards a vision zero on homicides and violence plans with you. our vision zero plan is calling for a violence prevention coordinator for each district affected by violence that would assist in providing more central and organized management of violence
resources. our plan calls for community and foot beat officers to be concentrated in areas with the need for vie visibility. our plan calls for ambassadors and the placement of cameras in the community to deter violence. the plan calls for focused mental health and trauma supports for our most vulnerable young people. we are bringing together a team of formerly incarcerated a inc individuals, people that prove
you can change. they will mentor some of our youth at highest risk, and we will work strategically to address violence in our community. i want to thank everyone who came to the rally to support this plan and this vision as we are really dedicated to making sure we do everything we can to prevent all violence here in san francisco. the rest, i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor walton. [applause] >> president yee: so i just want to remind the audience out there that we really like to keep the noise down so we can continue our presentations, and if you're in support, your supportive fingers, and if you don't like something we're saying, go like that. >> clerk: mr. president.
>> president yee: colleagues, today, i am introducing legislation to ensure that we can continue to put seniors and people with disabilities at the forefront of our housing crisis. today, we put a bond before the housing that will put $60 million in the housing pipeline. as we continue to chip away at this growing crisis, it has become clear that we have a long way to go, and we need to make sure that we are tracking our progress every step of the way. when we held a hearing on senior housing earlier this year, we heard from countless seniors about their challenges for staying in housing or getting eligible for new projects. by 2030, 26% of the population
will be seniors. while many seniors are getting into our senior funded housing units, we learned that only 12% of our current pipeline is designated for affordable senior housing. we also see similar challenges for people with disabilities who are often also on fixed incomes and often ineligible for affordable housing units because they are extremely low-income. this legislation will task the department of ageing and adult services as well as the mayor's office of housing to jointly work together to provide a comprehensive needs assessment of seniors and people with disabilities in san francisco. we will also be requesting that
this report include data on the current pipeline projects and how seniors and people with disabilities are being served. ultimately, we want to be able to demonstrate how the city is able to address the unmet needs, but in order to do that, we must have a distinct focus on those items. the second item that i'm introducing today is a resolution that makes public and transparent agreement reached between the office of the mayor and the community stakeholders in records to the removal of the homelessness commission from the ballot. it requires the homelessness commission to change specific policies to help make the
department more accessible and more effective when it comes to supporting and serving individuals and families struggling with homelessness. i want to thank supervisors haney, fewer, and supervisor peskin for their representation of the community to help us through the impasse that the two bodies have reached. i want to commit to ongoing dialogue, including the mayor's commitment to meet monthly including service providers. the four points in this resolution are one, to make pregnant individuals eligible for family housing and services much earlier in their pregnancy
versus in the third trimester. and two, to ensure that families living in s.r.o.s and doubled-up situations are provided access to housing options as recognized homeless families. three, to allow the local homeless coordinating board as an advisory body to develop their own meeting agendas. this made perfect sense to me because what is the purpose of having an advisory body if they are only advising on items approved by the department? and lastly, number four, to support the mayor's commitment to meet monthly with serving providers with expertise and proven track record of serving homeless individuals and
families to discuss policy concerns. thank you, colleagues for your support and cosponsorship of this item. i believe it's a very positive development for the legislative and executive branchs of government to come to agreement whenever and wherever possible and show our city how we are able to work together to address some of most serious issues facing us today. the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, mr. president. supervisor brown? >> supervisor brown: yes, thank you. first of all, i'd like to thank my legislative aide for the actual a.d.u. and especially the business streamlining legislation that we got through. i think this streamlining took a couple years off his life, so i really want to say thank you for digging deep and getting
this through. today, i'm introducing an ordinance to allow a grocery store in the fulton grocery store special use district. i have spent over seven years working to bring a full service affordable grocery store to 555 fulton. i'm introducing this legislation because finally there's a light at the end of this tunnel. a potential tenant will be subject to make sure that the western addition and hayes valley neighborhoods can have access to fresh, affordable, and healthy food. moving forward, the interested tenants will work with the community and my office to make sure the grocery store dream is a reality. the next piece is i am going to be introducing this legislation, and i'm actually calling a hearing with my cosponsor, sandra fewer --
supervisor sandra fewer, to examine the frequent conditions of landlord pass throughs that result in rent increases on san francisco tenants, and i want to thank supervisor peskin for also addressing this issue because i think a lot of us deal with this. this hearing will examine the criteria, regulations and frequency of use or deferral of these pass through charges due to hardship used by landlords when faced with a rent increase. the legislation was led by supervisor fewer. howeve however, additional things have come to light, and i'm asking
for a budget and legislative analyst's report concerning issues include but are not limited to timing and accumulative impact of pass throughs, how these pass throughs impact long-term tenants, potential limitation for tenants to apply for and receive the hardship exemption. given our housing crisis, we have a responsibility to keep people in their homes and to make sure we're not destablizing rent control protection for tenants. colleagues, i hope you will be joining me in learning more about this issue. and finally, i'd like to adjourn this meeting in honor of jana siguri. on july 29, 2019, we sadly lost jana. she was one of the first recognized female muralists in san francisco. she arrived in san francisco in
the spring of '67. she was inspired to paint her rainbow mural on a wall at the corner of haight. in 1982, the building on which the mural stand changed hands and was painted over. its absence was immediately noticed by the neighborhood. the community mobilized with protests, petitions and with the support of the community, the mural was indeed restored and today stands as a memorial to the summer of love. jana was also an accomplished
illustrator, song writer, and film maker. she worked closely with wavy gravy, modern buffalo, and many icons of that era. jana, we miss you and thank you for your amazing service to the haight-ashbury community and the city of san francisco. the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor. supervisor -- [applause] >> clerk: to the good in the public gallery, we welcome your support, but we ask you to do it silently pursuant to the board rules. thank you. supervisor fewer? >> supervisor fewer: thank you. today, colleagues, i'm
requesting a hearing with the department of good health and the sheriff's department good food purchasing. these departments have been working -- in that time, these departments have been working closely to conduct the assessment, and now that they are completed, i am calling for a hearing to hear the results as well as the plans for the two departments to officially adopt the good food purchasing standards and set goals for they procurement moving forward. it was a model that was developed in 2012 to incentivize communities.
it works with the institutions to establish a buy chan transparency -- buy chain transparency from food to fork, measures progress and celebrates institutional successes in shifting toward a value-based purchasing model. i want to thank the center for good food purchasing, teamsters joint council 7, spurs, and the mayor's office and task force, to support this further. departments have a strong commitment to healthy and sustainable food and have already taken steps to ensure good food processing. thank you also to supervisor hillary ronen for your support on the original resolution and for your support and your sponsorship of this hearing. the rest i submit.
>> clerk: mr. president, seeing no other names on the roster, that concludes the introduction of new business. >> president yee: okay. let's go to -- i see that everybody knows -- public comment. >> clerk: this is the time for the public to comment on items within the substance matter jurisdiction of the board, including the minutes, item 61 through 65. public comment is not allowed where an item has been subject to public comment at a board committee. please direct your comments to the board as a whole and not individual members. if you're utilizing interpretation services, you'll get twice the time. if you're using a document, please indicate to sfgovtv and remove the document when you'd like it to resume to live
coverage. >> president yee: okay. mr. wright. >> i've already demonstrated to you several times how to solve this housing problem. sfgov. here's an 87-unit apt complex in -- apartment complex in emoryville. by the same response, this company in emoryville that's responsible for this 87-apartment building complex made gavin newsom a guest at the building and he sat up there and still tried to criticize and said he would fine them $600,000 if they didn't build on time. we should fine him. i've done that, and i've done better than that by showing you an apartment complex that's
being built in emoryville for $56 million, a 144 z-unit building that's better than the complex i just showed you. in fact, the 144-unit complex for $56 million, three-story building, with the $1 billion that newsom says he's giving to the homeless, you could build nine. and with the other billion, you could build a 27-story apartment unit complex right next to each other. you've got 11 districts, and if you build this type of apartment building complex in each and every one of your districts, that's a total of 22,174 units for low-income
bracket that you claim each and every one of you help. you sound like a hypocrite when you say you want to build affordable housing, yet you don't move on. >> president yee: thank you, mr. wright. next speaker? >> clerk: sfgtv, please. >> and began speaking about the signs that would occur right before he returned. so what that shows us is the destruction of jerusalem shadowed the day before itself. this is quite interesting. as mentioned last week, there were precisely 84 seven-year cycles between the two destructions of jerusalem. there's 84 months in a cycle,
and the exile itself in babylon, it said that. as jesus spoke before the high priest, and he asked him, he said are you the son of god, he said i am. i'm christ, the son of god, the son of man. he was obviously saying to him daniel, chapter 7, where the son of god, the son of man comes in the clouds of heaven. psalm 2 was well aware of these scriptures. says yes, ye be happy, and beware of the wrath. jesus said you are going to see
i want to extend the invitation to everyone, foz on the community, and every union member to attend the closing party tomorrow evening, once again 6:00 p.m. it is free, local 34 hall, just to the east of the ballpark, 801 second street. i wanted to report that my information, the last negro in san francisco, which i consider a brilliant film, it's last run is at 9:15 p.m. on thursday evening. for anyone who has not seen it, i personally think it was a
brilliant piece of filmmaking. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, sfgovtv i have graphics if you could bring them in close. please. this is a picture my mom, with her aunt and her hair is just like diane feinstein. she was supposed to look just like her. look sort of like her. [laughter] here's a person that used to write me, mohammed ali, love is the net that catches hearts like fish. used to write me letters in the old days. i thought it would show you those two things.
good luck to you, supervisors and city. hope you're doing great all your selves. so soon you will be on vacation, spending some of your wealth. believe it or not, you'll be walking on air. you never thought you could feel so free fly in a way, on the wing and a prayer, who could it be? itchy for three weeks. just like the rise of a new city day, it hit you from out of the blue. breaking you out of the district spell you've been in, making all
of your city wishes come true. believe it or not, you are walking on air. single ♪ ♪ you never thought you could feel so free. single ♪ ♪ flying away on a wing and a prayer, who could it be? >> thank you. next speaker, please. [applause] >> that was a beautiful rendition, sir, thank you. good afternoon board of supervisors. i am here to let you all know that i support supervisor waltons vision zero action plan. i know it's going to help us create the changes we need in our community. as a grandmother, as a cancer survivor, still going through chemo. i just started.
i understand the importance of the entire family, and how it is important from the eldest, to the youngest, that we impact them by assisting them with whatever they need. whether it be housing. whether it be homelessness. all of these issues that will move forward with the vision zero plan, are important issues. we need to support it. while we all sit around, and we all talk about how we want to see a change. let's be the change that we want to see. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. [applause] >> good afternoon supervisors. i, too, support the zero vision plan from supervisor walton. i have been here all my life, 66 years. i grew up in the fillmore, lived in the richmond, lived in the
sunset, lived off ocean avenue. and now i am a resident of bayview for the last ten years. i have seen different communities evolve. i have never seen a community without help. that is what i have seen the last ten years, in the bayview. i don't want to just speak on the bayview, but because i have been there for ten years, like i said i've seen so much of the city. the bayview has lost its toe. without some type of plan, some type of honesty -- when i first came to bayview, they were talking about rebuilding the bayview, doing this i saw the community, they wanted to believe in something. yet, without hope, you have nothing. this supervisor has come with a vision. it's not just this one district. true, we have had violence, in the asian community.
it has expanded over the last few years. i don't want to get into politics. but, san francisco is a city that has heart. i grew up here, it has always had heart. at 11-point, i was homeless. at one point, i was a drug addict. i have been clean now for 21 years, because of what the city has done and gave me a shot. i just want to say, if we give someone a shot, we can change something. they have to have hope. thank you. >> hi, i am laura, one of the hair workers. a resolution was introduced last week. i just want to thank you all ahead of time, in advance for the voting. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is lisa rasmussen, i am a registered vet tech. i just wanted to thank you again
for introducing this resolution in support of us. hopefully, you will take us a little more seriously. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, board of supervisors. it is a joy to be here. i am a supporter of supervisor waltons vision zero plan. i do represent 1500 more voters here in san francisco. we are very happy that supervisor walton has sat down and taken out time, to be concerned about district ten. it is sad to say that i have lived in the city, for 35 years, and i have buried 126 young men that died to nonviolence, in our city. we are happy today to support the supervisor plan, because we
feel it is going to work. we do need more police officers, on the streets. we do need more community ambassadors on the streets. we do need more mental health. all of these things will help our district and at san francisco. we salute the board of supervisors and supervisor walton for having concerns about the homicides that is killing us in america. i know this plan -- trying to
run them -- i really do hope that when the board votes, that we get a unanimous 11% vote. so far, we have ten, and we would love 11. that makes me very happy. thank you again for supporting this, workers rights are everybody's rights. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon supervisors. i am a resident of local ten, these are a few things that i have been thinking about. a lot of our seniors in bayview feel it is unsafe on the buses a day or night. we should have more bus monitors on buses, to ensure the safety for our elders father was the
community -- -- in the community. also, illegal dumping in the community. you find a lot of abandoned cars in the community, also dumping garbage and all sorts of debris. streets with no lighting are prime locations for shooting, and drug use. people are using these cars for shelter. this is dangerous for the community. dead-end streets need to have lighting. years ago i noticed a lot of hauling companies, driving through the neighborhood and dumping their garbage on dead-end streets where there are no lights. when you come out in the morning and find nothing but trash and garbage, running all up and down the middle of the streets. a lot of these streets mean more lighting and protection for the community, the residence. thank you.
>> good afternoon. i am just a concerned citizen. i just wanted to share something police have identified hotspots for many years here in san francisco. and we haven't been able to address these areas. we need dedicated community's plan coordinators, or a coordinator that will bring resources together to create a plan that has been discussed here. please keep in mind that graduation rates for african-american students and latino students are in the lowest it has been in san francisco. low education attainment with future poverty, and the data suggests that students in san francisco unified school district will have difficulty improving economic for their
families. bayview mission had the highest number of underperforming schools and with these suggested statistics we are feeding the pipeline of violence to an equitable education and poverty. i would like to thank supervisor walton, for his leadership, with district ten in addressing violence and encourage the entire board to support his efforts working towards making san francisco a safer place to live in. thank you for your time. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> get afternoon -- good afternoon, we support the vision for zero action plan. communities are impacted by displacement, poverty, education, performance, homelessness and pollution. they have continued to exchange these homicides. we need to bring together our elders that have changed their lives, to get to the roundtable and address the violence.
we need a safety plan that will bring resources together. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon supervisors. i just want to start off by congratulating come the district and supervisor that is always present in his community. i see this man at the grocery store. i see impact dmv. i find him everywhere, always present. i did come to support him today, the reason why it is so dear to me is because i have seven kids. most of them are. [inaudible] i have my son here with me today, he's 21. believe it or not i haven't slept since 93, when my first son was born because i worry about my kids coming home at night. getting on the bus, being able to get on the bus to come home,
for a very long time i had to find a part-time job due to the fact of safety issues, writing on the 23, the 54 and the 44 and bayview hunters point. the buses stop about 3:00 a.m. i had to literally take my kids to school. i literally pick them up every day. i had a job that allowed me to do so. when my son was in willie brown elementary, he witnessed a shooting on the bus. he was only in seventh grade. nobody should have to endure that. nobody should have to see that. my 26-year-old, and when i say i think god every day that my son made it to two -- 26. it is a blessing. kids in our neighborhood do not make it to 25, 21. i just want to say i am in full support of this, and please bring more services to mental health, housing, anything that can help support our young youth
so they can be our next generation to help our existing grandkids and our kids. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i jump right in, good afternoon. i'm going to try how to learn this overhead projector. i don't need to be real long-winded. i just want you all to be aware of some things that may be of importance to you. when i have been down here, i have been identifying myself as patricia farrell. that is my christian name. my legal name is. [inaudible] it was given to me in atlanta georgia. i have 23 years in atlanta georgia. this is where i get that twang.
since people want to get up here and talk about their genealogy, and who they are, i am 11th generation united states citizen, on my mother side. that is one generation before the pilgrims. all i am trying to do is gain the ability to have my u.s. department of treasury federal funds returned to myself in my bank account. it took me probably over 30 years to work those 40 quarters, it is not easy to do because i have suffered from a mental illness that is now classified as ptsd. i know the reason why i have it. i just want to share this letter from dish, that is funded,
because i ask people -- all i need is one sentence on one piece of paper. i need to get my u.s. department of treasury funds back, then i can decide where i want to live. i was placed in 2014 -- i don't want to be a professional hobo. i need my money. >> thank you. >> if anyone is interested in what is really going on with people making he will be paid -- >> thank you, ma'am. next speaker, please. >> i just want you all to know, i'm just putting a bug in your ear right now. >> thank you, ma'am. >> were going to see what happens on the second, if i get my money or if i have to take hundred $10 to the eviction
judge. next speaker, please. -- . >> next speaker, please. >> people around here putting their hands on people need to stop it. i had brain surgery last year. three weeks in acoma. trying to get my money back. >> i want to say goodbye to tony chaplin, 25 years plus in the police department. he was the interim chief. he stopped the killing. he did a good job. thank you. on the television, i saw two lovely women walking down a corridor that did more for my spirit for the democratic party.
it was nancy pelosi a -- with cortez. if they can get it together, we have a little bit more hope for the future. can the city give a 10% increase at to all of its workers? i doubt it. i don't think we should be able to allow a 10% rent increase for the people that are renting in our study. a little bit of sadness when the supreme court was asking president trump for another better, dressed way, to exercise so they could vote for the citizen box on the census. the state of our supreme court is lacking. global warming, down at the border we have these people crossing trying to come into the u.s.
families are giving themselves up for asylum. they are not the army of hoodlums and drug addicts that are coming into our city. this is the future of our world. what are we going to do with refugees from global climate? are we going to give them guns, treat them with guns, bullets on walls, or basically are we going to share resources and do the best we can? a navigation center, and a safe injection site. they go together. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> greeting president, my supervisor and all supervisors who are present. i am a san francisco resident born and raised in bayview. i'm here today asking support for our supervisor zero vision plan. i am here today asking support for more foster homes, group
homes, low housing, more services to support families. we have many families with children who are sleeping in the cars, campers and tents. they go to the public places to clean up, and continue with our day. they are sending their children to school, going to work. we need more affordable housing that states extremely low income on local preference. we need more services when sally or john come home from jail. sally or john needs services to stay home and stay out of jail. mama and daddy needs services to support now that their child is home and the sister and brother needs services, so the families can become a whole. one other support we need is more local foster homes, and group homes to take care of our
youth, with love and the vision for the child to reunite with their parents. i like to share a true story of a little girl who was placed in a foster home outside of san francisco. so far, more than a few times -- >> thank you, ma'am. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i come here, my name is albert chang,. [inaudible] our business strictly depends on tourists. [inaudible]
also, she acted illegally obtaining a income housing unit. we are true low income family units waiting. speak foz -- we wish this board will consider your decision on this matter. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. [inaudible] >> ma'am, can you speak into the microphone? >> okay.
subway should be named as a chinatown if they follow their policy of geographical location for naming a public transit for the following reasons. three years ago the board of supervisors. [inaudible] and it was rejected. this led the mta to considerable research and decide on policy that the public stop should only be for geographical location only. therefore, the name should be rejected. number two, the board of supervisors adopted chinatown rose pack resolution without community input nor knowledge of the above mta policy. number three, widespread support of over 10,000 signatures have been at selected from around san francisco to support chinatown the board of super tight visors and mta have been led to believe this is only one segregated group, this is not true. also, the largest chinatown organization, in chinatown, supports chinatown only.
perjured herself in order to acquire abm unit, this is an two a legal offense. i repeat, there was never a community meeting and on this issue. ask of the and individuals. you will see for yourselves, most, if not all of them, want chinatown only. i want you to know, mta had a meeting and all of the merchants that i surveyed, rose her hand and said chinatown only. a lot of them work seven days a week, they don't have time to come to this meeting. thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> thank you for making it to speak for chinatown. i've been living in chinatown for 30 years. [inaudible]