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spoken word and revolutionary rabble-rouser uses language to engage and connect. mr. whitaker has been described as beat before the work be next, get before there were hippies, punk before punk even happens. diamond dave whitaker is cast wide net in life from entering a young dylan in minnesota, what think you turned onto bound for glory, woody guthrie's book and tournament to woody guthrie which is a huge thing for bob dylan fans. to pushing boundaries with the nixon hippies in san francisco to inspiring modern punk and hip-hop musicians. he is on the common thread between many generations of alternative american culture. diamond dave whitaker has been a decades long supporter of activist movement for social justice. he is a pacifist good has always stood by our veterans whether
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from the vietnam war or any of our subsequent wars because he understands that a mandatory draft of that time in the poverty draft which supplanted it become ices the poor and working class of our society. diamond dave whitaker has written spoken word, organize protested in taking direct action in support of the innocent, the downtrodden, the disabled, and all who have suffered the unfairness of our social system, which is in dire need of change. there's more. diamond dave whitaker promotes engagement through poetry month which he celebrates to the common thread radio show on mutiny rado and by hosting the annual homes under the dome-we collaborate on that-open mic poetry event here in city hall. commemorating national poetry
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month in our rotunda. as diamond dave whitaker is fond of quoting himself, i think that's true you're fond of quoting yourself-about spreading his message about community engagement and empowerment as embodied in a statement, strangers become friends, friends become family. family becomes community and community on the move becomes movement. diamond dave whitaker serves several terms as senator on the city college of san francisco associated student counsel and he has organized student opposition to the commission attempt to revoke city colleges accreditation. you actually invited me out to- diamond dave whitaker is his role as an elder in the
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committee to assess providing context, lineage, and history of the to treat each other with greater respect, compassion, and kinship. so, today will be voting to make every second 2016 diamond dave whitaker date. now is your chance to regale us at the podium >> all my goodness. >>[applause] >>: say something written by committed it sounds it was written by committee but let's put together. hey fellow human beings also off, fellow human beings members of the board, brothers and sisters, here i be. a long strange trip it's been. first time i ever stepped in here 1957 bike messenger by day. the neck by day and night. it was 1957 and i was in
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seventh heaven. the nonlinear.on the checkerboard. i first brought to the james. kaiser member and i thought about last night because the primary was going on in the state of iowa and who one. it was the senator from texas. in my right? remind me of the guy i finished a congressman from texas who came up and took over this board of supervisors chamber. it was john j parnell thomas. anybody heard of him? with the chairman of the american activities committee. they came in the primary right to come and take over this chamber and some of our great intellectuals some of our great fellow human beings and said have you ever been-i was sitting right there in 1957-the next year they came again and suddenly people came and said this is not that happen once again. the house un-american activities committee. later to
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go to the penitentiary. the but the fire hoses out. how many have heard about that? i was 1958. i was on at the bits on israel. but 57) those days they had the benches were different. everybody spoke in those days and had ashtrays. everybody was smoking up a storm. did you guys know that? was a board of supervisors-pretty funny, and i was here in this happens to be super bowl week and so i feel an irony. curated. the dialogue in a time of [inaudible] no time-the irony of having it happen to you guys to straighten it out. all my goodness. but it is true. it's
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been a long strange trip. i've been at it and i'm still added. mutiny radio on fm and podcast. i think about something times i've been here. supported supervisors. the first community congress was the early 60s. also i used to sit) lisa broadcast live on mondays. is anyone remember that? the board of supervisors way back then. that was a different board. that was before district election. mendelson. pelosi. jack morrison now gone. so many people sat here and district elections. all of this is running through my head like a great stream of happenings. so, thanks for bringing that up.
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and this would be some kind of recognition that the library at 4:30 pm all these years. others irony. so i'm glad to be here. thanks supervisor avalos for giving me this recommendation it so good to talk to you. north beach and the beach i could go on forever but i don't. you got enough going on forever today. i'll just draw a close and say peace love and understand. but cast a wide net. what life lotions they don't panic just keep it organic. what came to me just before i turned 78. i'm an old man. learn to love love to learn, this never ends. tanks a lot, people. it's good to be here. >>[applause] >> thank you and comprises
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dominick. there is to san francisco treasure. and happy birthday. i'm clerk, is get
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back to business. item number 15 item 15 resolution to retroactively authorize the san francisco fire department to accept and expend a grant in the amount of approximately $780,000 of the federal emergency management agency to purchase five ambulances through august 6, 2015 >> rollcall vote >> supervisor mar aye, peskin aye, tang aye wiener aye, aye avalos aye breed aye campos aye, cohen aye farrell aye kim aye. there are 11 aye. this resolution is adopted unanimously >>[gavel] >> item number 16 >> item 16 authorizing the san francisco fire to burn to except a gift of a was built and pumped fire engine from the fire friends insurance company
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and alliance global risk us insurance company valued at $123 per use by the san francisco fire department museum >> colleagues, deck beside him same house, same call can we take that without objection? without objection resolution is adopted unanimously >>[gavel] >> next item >> item 17 resolution to actively approve the third memo to the apartment of public health project for behavioral health services and additional research and treatment to extend the contract by three years from july 1, 2010 through june 30, 2018 and that to exceed approximate amount of $51.3 million >> same house, same call without objection the resolution is adopted unanimously beguiled >> next item >> item making resolution to authorize the director of public works to execute an amendment to the agreement the city to furnish architectural and engineering design and related other consulting services the traffic company and forensic services division under the earthquake and emergency response bond program and crazy not to exceed amount from approximate 11 $29 >> same house, same call can we take that without objection?
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without objection resolution is adopted unanimously >> beguiled >> please call item 19 and 20 together >> item 19 resolution to receive approve annual report from the castrol upper market community benefit district purposefully or 2013-14 and item 14, city oceans avenue community benefit district for fiscal year 2011-2014 submitted as required by the property and business improvement district law of 1994. >> thank you. supervisor wiener >> regarding item 19 the castrol-upper market committee benefit district: take this opportunity to thank our cbd for the terrific work that it does in the castrol upper market area around some the difference needs a long clean the neighborhood, providing outreach services to homeless people, enhancing security, bringing live music into jean
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warner plaza. working on so many open issues in the neighborhood and working collaboratively both with residents and merchants as well as property owners at the cbd that fund the cbd and i think the castrol upper market cbd is a great example why cities improve neighborhoods. so i just want to publicly thank our committee benefit district >> thank you. colleagues, could take those items same house, same call can we take that without objection? without objection the resolutions adopted unanimously >>[gavel] >> i'm clerk please call item 21 >> item 21, ordinance to amend the planning code to provide administrative review of affordable housing permitting it as a principal use and not requiring a planning commission hearing with certain exceptions. to affirm the ceqa determination make other ob/gyn >> supervisor wiener >> colleagues, before us today is legislation that will help us to deliver more
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affordable housing work quickly i think we all are in agreement that during the housing crisis we need more affordable housing for low income and moderate income people and we need it yesterday. we need to make sure that we are delivering this housing in an efficient manner. this legislation provides for 1% affordable housing for low income or moderate income. in other words 0-120% of area median income that conditional use will no longer be required. right now, for the housing projects really treated exactly the same as market-rate projects . that if you trigger a square footage threshold it will typically require conditional use, which if you are lucky at 3-6 months to the approval process, and will often add more, 9-12 months or even
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longer. this increase is not just time to deliver a affordable housing project but makes it more expensive. we want to be as efficient as possible with our affordable housing very scarce affordable housing dollars. to be clear, about this legislation, it maintains in place very strong neighborhood protections. there was to be full and put notification for a photo housing projects to neighbor participation, full design review by a planning department to make sure we have well designed projects. in addition, if neighbors or anyone is opposed to an affordable housing project, they can still see discretionary review and have a hearing and decision at the planning commission. what the legislation will allow us to do in particularly for projects that do not have opposition, they will not automatically have to go through lengthy detail review and then have an automatic hearing at the commission. we
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know that the definition or the standard for conditional use is whether a project is necessary and desirable we apply conditional use for projects where we have skepticism whether it's chain source or some other use what might be a good idea or might be a bad idea. we know that a formal housing by definition is necessary and desirable. we don't need conditional use to make that determination. i want to thank, first of all on this power in my office for his amazing work ring together this legislation and collaboration with the planning department and the city attorney as well as the supporters of the legislation, mercy housing, bridge housing, youth services, washington community service center, our nonprofit, affordable housing partners who are actually creating this critical housing. so, colleagues, i ask for your support and thank you very much.
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>> thank you. supervisor >> i want to address while not be able to support this legislation today. there's no denial our city is in desperate need for affordable housing. i'm in full support of increasing housing projects dedicated to our low and moderate income residents. especially families with children. i have historically voted in favor of those. however, i cannot support taking away controls to ensure an neighborhood process when it comes to building in the city. this legislation could lead us down a slippery slope, especially for other projects that want to bypass neighborhood review. i'm happy-i'm also deeply concerned about before the housing density bonus program in its
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current form, which also limits the community input to discretionary review. discretionary review places the onus on the grids while having a conditional use process places that responsibility on the developer to be a good neighbor and partner. from the get-go. as much as i agree that with supervisor wiener's statement that affordable housing is needed and desirable, the argument for me here is not the affordable piece of it but really what kind of design are we talking about. that one may not agree with. community support for a project is vital we have actually seen projects come out stronger and better the neighborhood input. i understand we want to streamline housing of san francisco in san francisco, but
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we should not do that at the expense of community engagement. if it takes a few months longer to address concerns to naturally enhance a project that will serve the greater community that is not necessarily time wasted. in my time here at the board, i've always been in support of more community review and engagement. for example, we are having discussions around the reservoir project. it was going through pretty rapidly, the process and i realize that the community didn't feel like they were getting their say so. that's why i asked to form a community advisory committee to be part of the process so that residents would have a little more input. to me, we can just fast track projects. i just think this legislation is the wrong answer to addressing the housing crisis. thank you. >> thank you. seeing no other
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names on the roster, i'm clerk please call the roll >> item 21, supervisor mar aye peskin aye tang aye, wiener aye yee no, avalos aye, breed aye, campos aye cohen aye farrell aye, kim aye. there are 10 aye with one no and supervisor emac in defense >> the one which is passed on the first reading >>[gavel] >> item 22, please >> item 22 and ordinance to amend the building code to provide a building in probate should not be considered vacant or abandoned for purposes of the annual registration requirement for a permit that would seat two years if it complies with all codes and does not injury to blight in affirming the ceqa determination
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>> rollcall vote >> item 22 mar aye, peskin, aye tang aye wiener aye yee aye avalos aye breed aye, campos aye, cohen aye, farrell aye, kim aye there are 11 aye >> the works passes unanimously on the first reading >>[gavel] >> item 23 >> item 23 ordinance to amend the ministry of code provide notice to tenant facing of action regarding eligibility for city affordable housing programs and modify vacancy control requirements applicable to certain agreements with government agencies >> supervisor tang >> very quickly, colleagues this item is a very simple request that when tenants who are facing eviction they will often get notices from our
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board and so we want to tag onto this notice to tenants receive that they'll actually get information, which is also available in different languages about our city's affordable housing program. we felt this will very simple way to let more people know what resources are payable to the. the second piece of this is a minor change that i know has caused some questions, but there's a change regarding seeking root having to do with governmental agencies and this was a amendment requested by our city attorney to make sure we are in conformity with state law. so, colleagues, i urge your approval of this >> so, supervisor tang is that a motion to amend >> no. sorry contained in the legislation know some people i questions about one particular amendment i was in >> thank you. see no other names on the roster, colleagues can we take this item same house, same call? without objection the ordinance passes
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in and within the first reading >>[gavel] >> next item >> item 24 eight ordinance to amend the please code to prevent a person from placing storing or leaving a farm in unattended mode vehicle unless in a lockbox locked trunk of a motor vehicle >> supervisor campos can we take that without objection? without objection i wanted to thank >> i want to thank hillary ronan in this very important matter. we have a proliferation of guns being in the wrong hands. between 2005-2010 1.4 million guns were reported stolen in the us and that's-that we know of-it's pretty scary when you think about the fact that in this country there somewhere between 270 and 39 30 million firearms. that's enough firearms for
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every man woman and child in this country. here in the bay area we have seen examples where guns have ended up in the wrong hands meeting to very tragic tragic outcomes. as we know, the case that received a lot of attention, we had a bureau of land management agent was visiting san francisco in late june. left his weapon in the backpack inside his car. it was in plain sight and unknown person stole it in four days later that weapon was used in the shooting that occurred in peer 14 where they had the tragic death of a woman. shortly after that, the gun was stolen from the backseat of the berkeley chief of police's vehicle and only five days later, a hayward police officer had his gun stolen from his car that was parked near a starbucks at oaklands
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neighborhood. we must do better. here in san francisco i passing this law, we are sending the very clear message that if you come into the jurisdiction of the city and county of san francisco and you happen to have a weapon that you choose to leave in your vehicle, that there are certain things that you have to do to ensure the safety of that weapon. to make sure that weapon does not end up in the wrong hands. since the introduction of this legislation, we've taken the time to meet with different members of our labor organizations including the police officers association, the sheriffs union and others to make sure that we met and confirmed so that the passage of this law was done in a manner consistent with the rights and interests of our labor partners. i want to thank those labor partners for
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supporting this legislation and for finding a mutually agreeable resolution that allows us to move forward with the legislation with the understanding that coverage of this legislation does not apply in instances where departments already have policies in place that regulate the conduct of the police officers among others. i want to thank my cosponsors to this legislation supervisor mar, yee, breed farrell, cohen, and supervisor avalos. i believe this is a step in the right direction. we know the state of california now is considering actually adding this piece of legislation from passing a similar piece of legislation for the entire state of california. i'm proud here in san francisco once again on this very important issue of
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guns we continue to lead the way. thank you very much and i respectfully ask for your support >> thank you. supervisor tang >> i want to recognize supervisor campos and his leadership. this is a ordinance barrister artie been on our books. i'm glad were finally putting it on. there should never be a gun is not secure, left and any vehicle in san francisco. of course, we had the tragic incident that took place over the summer it would not have happened if the gun had been secured in the vehicle. so, i just want to ask the added as a cosponsor, and again went to recognize supervisor campos and his office for the leadership and also expanding this ordinance to all vehicles because there's no reason why should limit it to just possession and ownership. thank you. can we take that without objection? without objection >> thank you, can we take this item same house, same call without objection the one which is passed unanimously on the first reading >>[gavel]
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>> item 25, please >> item 25 is a ordinance amend administrative code to revise reporting deadlines regarding reporting equal pay advisory board by nine months to july 2, 2010 >> same house, same call about objection the ordinance is passed unanimously on the first reading >>[gavel] >> next item, please >> item 26 resolution transfer of a type xxi also general license from 245 street to talk will serve the public convenience and to recommend the california department of alcoholic beverage control impose conditions on the issuance of a license >> same house, same call without objection resolution was adopted unanimously >>[gavel] >> next item >> believe he will call for introduction for new business >> great >> supervisor mar new business >> thank you i've a few items new madam clerk. today i'm
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introducing legislation that will extend our program that supported local squall schools by excepting by parent groups from being taxed by the city and 25% rate. i began about four years ago after many pdas were hosting fundraisers for the outside when concert in august with a bluegrass festival in october and able to raise money for books, pe teachers, supplies, arts, graduation expenses, regarding programs and computer purchases. i worked with a view supervisor avalos, cohen farrell mar, and to craft a program that works are parent-teacher association,
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ptas and ptos as well and hold the candidates on their local school parking lots raising needed funds for schools. currently san francisco business and tax revelation code requires that these events pay tax rate of 25%. it creates a huge burden on many of these parent volunteer organizations. so exempting them was equitable and gives the money, up to, believe $30,000 over the past couple years in the pockets of schools. the ptas and the treasurer's office in the mayor's office worked with me to craft a system that goes to our second district pta. that's our san francisco body. i want to thank michelle parker. four years ago for helping us craft this, but also currently, the president kathy meyer are really raising awareness among many schools. lafayette is the champion of schools raising about $25,000, i believe it was last year, but also reno middle school in many other schools
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ticketed. jefferson on the sunset side in many other schools and taking advantage. i also want to say we are doing our best of good accounting so the pta keep good records and thanks so much over the leadership of the various ptas. i want to give a shout out to treas. josé cisneros but especially the hard work of deputy attorney for crafting a system that works, and this is really extending this important program. thanks much to the parents from schools not only lafayette jefferson elementary, oregon elementary, and presidio middle school. now washington high school grading system that can help schools throughout the whole system. i urge your support. thank you. can we take that without objection? without objection thank you supervisor >> i've a number of other untoward overthink supervisor campos for introducing the school and educator induction
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protector but is made in 2010 i worked with the tenant thanks much to the late housing rights committee we call this a family protection act in 2010. we saw a lot of objections going on. i want to say that many others were a key part of our work with parents to prevent children from being and families from being evicted during the school year. so, i think the process that supervisors because has worked with ubs has worked with others and put it in 2010 former director of the department of health reported was devastating negative impacts evictions have on families especially kids who tend to feel the impact of eviction even more than their parents. he stated innovation can increase anxiety and depression among families for children innovation can mean change of location changed schools disconnection from your whole community and your familiarity of san francisco to
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ensure a child stability would not be shattered by having to leave their school in the middle of the school year. it seems to me what supervisor campos because has drafted in a sports will really help the displacement of educators and teachers, bonus points after and many others from this similar devastating impact. i know many teachers in the richmond district susan getchell, many others that are facing eviction or happen in that it gets those beloved educators custodians that school support personnel, many that really are part of that community that makes up a school. i think were doing everything we can preserve the affordability of san francisco and the fabric of our community that the timely measure there really is were strongly supporting and looking at other efforts to also-i know there
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was another item. give me one second. i think i'll stop there and submit. i think the other item is coming up later in the agenda >> thank you. supervisor peskin >> thank you madam clerk. i rise today to adjourn the meeting in the memory of two great speed san franciscans. first, my neighbor and san francisco icon and legendary musician paul cantor who died last week generate 28th after suffering a heart attack. i had the pleasure of seeing paul almost every morning at the local café in north beach. he was a founding member of the jefferson airplane, where the defendant san francisco psychedelic rock 'n roll groups of the 1960s and the guiding
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spirit of its successor, the jefferson starship. mr. cantor died just weeks after it was announced that the jefferson airplane receive a lifetime achievement grammy award later this month. he was a prolific songwriter, teaming up with money down some of the group's best-known songs including today, young girl, sunday blues, and volunteers. he learned to play guitar in his teens and learn and show from an instructional book written by pete seeger after attending santa clara university in san jose state mr. cantor plunged into his san francisco's focusing. mr. cantor wrote four songs for jefferson airplane takes off the group's first album. that album also included two of their only top 10 singles somebody love and white rabbit. both of which featured
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his onetime partner, grace slick it there were inducted into the rock 'n roll hall of fame in 1996.. he was a friend to the north beach community, and icon in the city, and county of san francisco and our regrets to his daughter, china eissler and his two sons gareth and how sander and four grandchildren. he was a cool guy. i would also, together with supervisor wiener, like to adjourn today meeting for another legendary san franciscan beloved public servant, a journalist who closed to newspapers. the news and the call bulletin. worked on the campaigns of lyndon johnson, and state sen. alan cranston, was the confidential secretary to mayor joel alioto, deputy mayor under diane
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feinstein, chief of staff for mayor frank jordan, as well as a deputy mayor for mayor arts agnes. he was a fire commissioner. he loved this city. i think we should give our regrets to the entire city but particularly, his son mckim. he will be so missed >> to like to do that on behalf of the board >> i would >> without objection college can we do this on behalf of the entire board? without objection, thank you >>[gavel] >> thank you supervisor. i do believe you mentioned heavily ross name >> i didn't mention haply? yes, heavily ross. absolutely >> the rest i will submit >> thank you. supervisor wiener >> supervisor speedy
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supervisor avalos >> for the agenda dating today diamond dave whitaker today >> thank you. supervisor campos >> i've a couple of items. the first item is an introduction. supervisor mar reference this item. actually a piece of legislation that builds upon the work that supervisor mar did a number of years ago starting in 2009 and leading to the passage of the family protection of 2010. i'm introducing legislation today will help families and school workers maimed in their homes during the school year here in san francisco. i want to thank the cosponsors of this legislation supervisor kim, avalos and mar. this actually is legislation that came to us
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at the suggestion from someone who has been working in the field of for quite some time and that is dean preston who came to us to us of actually protecting educators were having a tough time staying in san francisco. by legislation expands, as i noted on the law that was passed by supervisor mar. that law allowed landlords to evict families for owner evictions with children under 18 only during the summer, preventing evictions during the school year as a way of preventing the disruption that could happen when there is an eviction in a classroom. the legislation that's before that we are doing two things. first, we've expanded supervisor mar's previous legislation to include not just owner evictions but to
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apply to all no-fault evictions. so that families with kids under 18 cannot be evicted during the school year for evictions related to condo conversion removal of a rental unit, capital improvement, and substantial rehabilitation. the second thing this legislation does is that we will include coverage to educators. educators are individuals we defined as people who work at san francisco schools directly with students and preschools, diggers, and k-12 schools in both public and private schools. this would include a teacher, a classroom aide, paraprofessional, administrator, counselor, social worker, psychologist and a security guard, a tenant reason, cafeteria worker, custodian or school nurse. san francisco is facing an affordability crisis. we are also facing a teacher shortage
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crisis. discrimination has proved very disastrous for our city. what we are doing is a commonsense emergency effort, essentially to stop the bleeding. we know there are things we are doing, the mayor to proposition that offer that we all supported as funding to allow teachers and paraprofessionals to become first-time buyers of homes in san francisco. that's a good thing. but we need to do something to make sure that these educators and school workers are not pushed out from san francisco. the fact is, for an educator with her teacher or paraprofessional, getting an eviction notice means are going to have to leave san francisco. right now, a fully credentialed teacher makes less than $3400 a month. that is, by the way a lot less than about $200 less, then the median rental price of a one-bedroom in san francisco
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which is now $3600. if you look at a paraprofessional, the situation is even more died. it paraprofessional makes about $2083 a month. if they are evicted, they're simply not going to be able to compete in this housing market. we have a responsibility to not only provide housing him up to make sure we also provide education. in this case, housing is directly connected to the issue of education. we do not have a world-class city unless we have a world-class school system. we do not have it world-class school system without educators. now teachers, paraprofessionals and all the school workers that maintain the stability of the schools in this city. we have, in the past, talk about the imports of educating our kids and this is
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an opportunity for us to actually do something to keep educators from having to leave san francisco. at the end of the school year last year, we had 500 openings at the san francisco unified school district. 500 openings that we cannot fill. related to this we also had a sip insufficient numbers of substitute teachers, recently i called for a hearing on the fact that one out of 10 classrooms is facing a lack of substitute teachers. which is impacting the education of our children. children sometimes must double up with customs causing overcrowding, making learning difficult in our classrooms. this ordinance will mitigate the effect of displacement and educators and family with children and will help minimize the harm that
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evictions and disbursement can have on children under school communities. again i want to thank dean preston director of for bringing this to the force. also i think the rerunning as well as the united educators the teachers union which is actually done a lot of work to have a better understanding of their members. they did a survey that outline the importance of this efforts among not only for teachers but also paraprofessionals. again, i look forward to a robust discussion on this item. my hope is that this is the kind of legislation that not only can be passed by the board that can be passed unanimously. at least that is my hope. the second and last item is very sad item and i want to thank the community of the portal out. san francisco including folks like-for helping us put together this in memoriam in memoriam for very special person get irene crèche out,
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who died on january 26 of this year. irene was the consummate-. she was born in the portola in the house that her grandfather built an in house that she lived for her 80+ years of life. that house and the portola were her sense of pride and belonging. irene attended school at er taylor for elementary education two steps away from her front door and went on to attend portola junior high school, which is now martin luther king jr. academic academy. he further track from home half a block away where she lived. she graduated from high school from commerce high school, which is now the board of education building, which is located here at van ness avenue and market
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street. irene crèche oh studied art and drawing and made her career at pacific bell where she worked for more than 38 years. she often told stories of sliding down the hills of the portola before it was developed and watched the church being built. she attended movies at the avenue theater and world history cards up and down stan bertino advocate stories are shopping on san bruno as one could buy anything from groceries to formal dress to shoes to match on that commercial corridor. her impact came after irene retired. after the 1989 earthquake, the portal was threatened with the prospect of being cut off from the city and its highways when the solar avenue entrance exit ramp was
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destroyed. she, typical of her, joined a group of neighbors and local elected officials to ensure that did not happen. they work together successfully lobbied to the rams rebuilt and reopened. hoping to revitalize san bruno ave., irene worked with the san francisco organizing project to help underground utility lines on san bruno ave. and work with the department of public works to plant street trees along that commercial corridor. she served for many years as a board member of the portal neighborhood association and served on the newly created organization that succeeded it. she also served on the friends of the san francisco library capital committee to fund any fixtures and furniture of the new portable branch library, which opened across the street from irene's home in february of 2009. irene also served on
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the scholarship committee of the portal of garden district court from 2007 until recently 2014. she touched most if not all of the public projects in the portable neighborhood by helping to select the design from what playground equipment we had when it reopened in 2014 to mural designs on san bruno ave. irene is said to have been the inspiration for the other many islands and proven project . our money and san bruno ave. and that's just one of many many projects that irene made possible. irene worked as a citizen volunteer in the office of former supervisor sophie maxwell, as well and was known to many city departments. when you think of the portola you think of irene and it's really
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hard to imagine, impossible, really too much in the portola without irene. irene is survived by her two nieces, koreans falter of bayview city. christine gabriella of pacifica. she is also survived by cousins carol perez of san francisco great niece and nephew know, lifelong friends and neighbors. irene, will be missed in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the portal neighborhood association 94134 donations can also be made to the sisters of the good shepherds at 1310 at 1310 vacant st., san francisco. so, on behalf of the portola and supervisor for this district, it is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of irene crèche out and respect we ask we adjourn the board meeting in her honor today. the rest i
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submit >> thank you. mdm. pres. >> thank you get colic; item today. this is a landmark occasion for our region and san francisco they we all cherish and depend upon. today, along with supervisor wiener proud to introduce resolution calling for a special election in june for the clean and healthy bay valid measure. proposed by the san francisco they restoration authority as a regional special district, this ballot measure will levy a modest $12 parcel tax in all nine bay area counties. over 20 years, the measure is estimated to bring in more,, bring in at least $500 million for clinical bay restoration projects. once the region takes this first major funding step, we will be able to leverage even more federal
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and state funding for the bay. the funds will go towards a variety of bait restoration projects throughout the region, including flood protection, public access improvements, tidal marsh restoration, water quality improvements, and protection from the potentially devastating impacts of climate change. san francisco has 10 projects that event specifically identified as eligible for this funding, including completion of restoration and parking permits at candlestick point, wetlands enhancement at pier 94, design and construction of new shoreline and park areas appear 70, including shoreline restoration, habitat creation they fill removal and public access restoration that
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tennessee hollow and governmental education programs for students at the quincy field center. the san francisco they is the heart of our region. it ties of our nine counties together. it is economic and shipping backbone. it is a source of recreation and wonder for all who live and visit the bay area. if we want our children and our grandchildren to inherit a clean and healthy bay one that will be part of their lives wait is part of ours, we need to act now to clean it up and restore it. according to an ecosystem after goals report written at the turn of the millennium by more than 100 bay area scientists debate once featured nearly 200 acres of tidal marshes, but after more than 150 years of development taking and filling, only 40,000 acres remain. the bay needs 100,000 acres of re-establish
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tidal marsh to be healthy and sustainable. fortunately, more than 30,000 shoreline acres have already been publicly acquired and are awaiting restoration. the only missing ingredient is the funding to do the work. that's where this pressure comes in. by restoring wetlands that filter trash and toxins from the water and expand wildlife habitat to clean and healthy ballots measure will protect honorable species and improve the quality of a water. it will also help us prepare for climate change. tidal marsh around the bay is critical for improving our resources, regions, change and resilience. marshes protect shoreline communities, businesses, roads and other vital infrastructure from flooding and sea level rise. this measure will safeguard our community and our economy region
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wide but we must act now before sea level rise, swans many of the restorable acres entirely and makes many more too expensive to restore. worked that we once thought we had it years to complete, we now must do within 20 years. that is why a ballot measure is oh ports. it's why this issue is so urgent. the plan is for all nine bay area counties to vote on this measure in june with hope it's approved by two thirds of the speed votes cast. all the funds will stay local and independent audit an annual public reports will ensure proper spending. by leveraging state and federal funds to $500 million relays what was reach the nearly $2 billion that is needed to keep a healthy and protect shoreline communities for generations to come. i want
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to thank the san francisco restoration authority, nonprofit save the bay, and it's climate change policy campaign manager becky's ear who's been in sorrento ending this measure for. the bay area council and other regional stakeholders, thank you also to the somewhere member phil theme for your bill ap-7467463 key statutory changes that allowed this pressure to proceed. thank you to my colleagues supervisor scott wiener who is a brand-new appointee to the restoration authority governing board voted on january 13 two approved placing this measure on the ballot and thank you too many colleagues who supported this effort over the years. especially those who have served on the bay conservation and development commission. the clean and healthy bay delta measure is supported by more than 60 groups and regional leaders from businesses, environmental groups, labor and
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local communities, including the mayors of this specific region mayor lee of san francisco, mayor sam mcardle of san jose mayor with the chapel of oakland as well as some of my colleagues on the board. rational leaders including representative jackie speer gerrit hussman and former rep. george miller. save the bay, audubon california, ducks unlimited, trust for public land. the natural conservatory and other environmental groups and many unions throughout the region. bill graham once said that they is so beautiful. i hesitate to preach about heaven while i'm here. we the people are lucky enough to live here. we didn't create that beauty. we merely have the opportunity to enjoy it and an obligation to protect it. with this ballot measure, we will do just that. thank you and the rest i submit >> thank you. supervisor cohen
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>> colleagues, today i'm introducing a hearing on the state of the city's response to homelessness in 2016. last year and recent months i perceived an unprecedented number of calls and e-mails from constituents hailing from all parts of the city about the status of homelessness intercity with the city is doing to respond to the homeless crisis. now, while you know homelessness exists across the entire city, most of you are probably aware of the escalating number of homeless impairments growing in district 10 as well as in district 6. through this hearing i like to know what our city specific plan is in addressing this crisis in the following areas to lay out for you. first, the mayors office has announced that it will be establishing a department on homeless services. i would like to review the progress update on establishment of this department
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including the projected milestones, timelines and staffing as well's budget. second point, i'm interested in hearing from the city increasing resources from homeless outreach team, also known as the half king, a dbh by $3 million and increasing a staff of 25-62/60, has a human service agency has made any adjustments in their shelter bed system? to accommodate anticipated increase of a hot teen placement? what is the status-here's another question what is the status of the department public health plan perjuring those referred for 5150s are directed to case management and outpatient services to address homeless and mental health needs? fourth question: what is the status and progress of the city
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family homeless initiative without san francisco invite school district to direct services and resources to ensure elementary school families have shelter? there have been a dramatic reduction in the number of individuals on general assistance over the past 10 years. yet, there more people living visibly on the street in poverty and in inhumane conditions. i would like to review data on the numbers of individuals on government assistance and get a better understanding of why so many people on the street have such difficulty accessing this benefit,, which is critical for people to stabilize their housing condition and to exit homelessness. i want to recommend some of the work people have-on his body, work people have done. i want to call out supervisor farrell
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have some brief discussion because he will be hosting a hearing on this issue later on this month. in addition to the topic he will be covering in the hearing, i'm also interested in learning of any additional information that the existing revocation system including its progress, success, failures, and discussion impossible new location for additional navigation center. there a lot of rumors out there particularly around navigation center expanding. as many you have read, supervisor wiener recently drafted a letter to police, fire hsa, to the apartment of hope, department of public health as well as department of public works requesting information on the city's effort to address tends in open spaces as well as the band of the enforcement of the tenants on public space. i want
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to also, at this time in my closing remarks, acknowledge and thank the colleagues who sponsored this hearing. as it is, citywide issue. not just a district specific wanted it has impact on all of us. sure we all receive feedback and questions and concerns about its. i want to go to supervisor kim joining me in this request as well as breed and campos and any other members of this body to be interested in supporting this endeavor. i think we need to roll up our sleeves and get real serious and get down to business and figure out what the heck is going on and why. >> thank you. supervisor farrell is not present in the jabber >> i'm sorry. one more thing. >> supervisor cohen >> in the same thing i like to make a request for the budget legislative analyst to take a look at the cost of managing and mitigating the impact of people living on the street the
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purses pussy nativism permanent or supportive housing. there are many unseen costs of homelessness from the city's perspective. where utilizing shelters emergency rooms, courts, jails, public works and police department but we manage and mitigate the impact of people living on the street. please, don't misconstrue my words. i'm not advocating placing homeless folks in jail. as we make efforts to place homeless individuals in permanent housing, but would like to better understand how much it's costing us to manage the currently existing situation with that, i like to request the board website of analysts provide information from wealth of departments to assess the cost comparison between managing someone on the street and placing them in permanent housing for one year's time. the rest estimate >> thank you. supervisor kim >> i do want to acknowledge and thank supervisor cohen are
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calling for this hearing. i'll be cosponsoring the hearing as well. i'm very interested in a conference or presentation from the city on this new department of homeless services and the city's plan of action to address the state of critical homelessness citywide. i also want to organize supervisor farrell was gone for hearing on the navigation center specifically which will be this wednesday at budget and finance. a be attending that hearing and with a great deal of interest in its outcomes. and how does gone that far. but, i agree with my colleagues on the board calling for a holistic view of this issue. from that part of public health to public works to the human services agency. we also need to note real and accurate numbers regarding what the city is ready to address homelessness. how much for families who are homeless versus currently homeless single individuals and homeless veterans versus formerly
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homeless veterans. i think that is impart important to rely on the numbers that get any round in the public interest how much your to criticize our work was not broken apart. in fact, a lot of that big number that people stress with dismay insane the city has been named but not addressing the pump is actually going towards housing. people currently. i think we should be able to articulate what those dollars are doing and how they actually have been ineffective in addressing homelessness. of course, does not mean we have solved the issue. we have much more work to do and that is why these discussions of the board are incredibly important. finally, colleagues, today must in the city attorney to draft legislation to ensure future mega-events held in san francisco similar to the super bowl lii not be taxpayers holding the bill.. we should
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never have been put in a position where taxpayers are subsidizing an event hosted by some of the wealthiest companies in the world. in fact, the one where hosting today has been projected to earn $9.2 billion and that was its revenue three years ago. in comparison to the city and county's budget last year of 8.9 billion. i was not the only one who shocked to learn taxpayers are picking up the tab for costs related to a multibillion-dollar event. i've received hundreds of e-mails and communication in person even snail mail and over the phone to manning san francisco be reimbursed and i know i'm not the only member of this board that has been hearing this type of communication. i was also dismayed to find out during the two hearings to be held on this event we had no uniform policy on how we we permitting fees nor how we define what a civic celebration is. the legislation of the introducing over the next few
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weeks will require the city enter formal agreements with any entity hosting event lasting more than 24 hours and requires any kind of fee to attend. i also want to make sure there are provisions to ensure if fiscal feasibility analysis be done emergency resolution that was introduced for any agreement to determine potential costs versus benefits to the city. and this agreement should be submitted to the board of supervisors for me. neither of these steps were undertaken for the super bowl mega-event is taking place currently. finally, the word works will also require a liability waiver with any agreement so that taxpayers are not some are rarely exposed to liability for unforeseen accidents that potentially occur at privately run civic events as we realize. when he protections in place now so that hard-working taxpayers in our city will never be left holding the bill for billion dollar company. the rest i
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submit. >> thank you. the present that concludes the introduction of new business >> thank you. madam clerk please read public comment >> at this time the public may now does the entire board of supervisors brought to 2 min. on items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board to include the items without reference to community calendar items 29-34. public comment will not be allowed where items have previously been subject to public comment a board committee. as in the case through 1-26 generated pursuant to the boards will director mark to the board as a whole and not to individual supervisors were the audit. speakers using interpretation assistance will be allowed twice the amount of time to testify. would like to display a document on the overhead projector please state such to sfgtv and remove the document when you would like it to return to live coverage. thank you. for speaker, please >>
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>> thank you for speaker please >> my name is joseph cohn and i've been a san franciscan. i'm now living in oakland but i'm tied to our dear sue. i have new public part on telegraph hill. this property is 115 telegraph hill blvd. many of you previously voted to allow development at this site. you have the power to reverse this decision. the park would feature an aerobics platform, aqua pontic gardens and led lighting as designed by-and would highlight the many lombard street. very many. this lombard park is for walking and sitting. with donor benches to admire the city by twilight.
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visitors would take ecological ideas back to their communities fostering our reputation for innovation, ecological consciousness and consideration for citizens in the open spaces that we provide. i would be honored to return to you at some point in the near future with a pulmonary rendering to show you how this would look. i have communicated with police -just one more second document arrived supervisor peskin party was look at to help you get in touch with me if you wish to forward the idea of this rendering to show this board. thank you very much >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is
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william frostburg resident of district 7. meter to support bayview station san francisco police department be awake marty howard and chief sir. i wholeheartedly disagree the last week's action to honor a violent criminal. besides the obvious, there are hundreds of thousands of law-abiding citizens that have never been given. it was a fiscally irresponsible action. i knew stan where his mother is coming from because a mother's love is a mother's love and is a constant and her skin with the words are coming from. i don't understand where you guys come from. that lawyer is going to submit that resolution when they go to court that's going to add zeros to that settlement. i'm asking that you direct the city attorney to not settle on this case. i didn't-i was a san franciscan police officer for 30 way. i served on the
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critical response team which response out to people involved in the shooting. i've sat in the rooms with the people that have been drawn to a situation where they had to use deadly force. i can tell you there are three things they wish. number one, that the guy had done what they ordered him to do. number two, that they wished they had never come to work that day. number three, that there's anything they could have done other than what they had to do. people said they should've got out of the way. let this guy pass. if they had done that and it hurt one of my families, one of my friends, with that knife he had, that the condos officers cowards. but today i stand before you to let you know those officers are heroes and they are the ones that deserve the resolution, not by violent criminal. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. can we take that without objection? without objection hello.
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>> i had a career as a taxi driver in san francisco. but recently you guys sold our careers awake to the tech industry. basically, a lot of taxi drivers feel like you guys are not doing anything to regulate these people. i'll put up this photo here. this is a photo of drivers in paris. this is how they feel is taxi driver. this is their career gone away. decades of work, decades of history, gone the way to a few tech entrepreneurs were no different than the taxis of today. what do they do differently that's different from the taxis in the city? how do you dispatch a rideshare from a taxi? you pick up a some say we pick up a taxi. yet, they're giving over dalliance. they don't have to buy winter $50,000 midautumn. the drivers get away with committing insurance because you don't regulate them.
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they're lowering the rates, which is lowering the rate. who is there to say, hey, the rates are going well. i'm not going to pay my commercial rates today. who is going to check me on that? are not going to get shut because they're not regulated. they just got a $7 million fine from the-. us divers, some daughters are saying the city should pay for taxi drivers to mental health services because this is what's happening. this is what's happening around the world. i'll put up another phone. this a photo a police officer turning over cars. if this is jew wanting your city? you're not doing anything to help us that you're sitting around. like i said, i had a tree. i had a career. now make minimum wage, a little over minimum wage. what's going to change? when is it going to change?
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yellow is going out of business did >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello. my name is rodney hampton. i come here today on behalf of the resident host communicate this point social club and we help our people our neighborhood-based organization in hunter's view. we are-i am here today to say thank you because of supervisor cohen and other city department leaders, commissioners, of east c-span san francisco unified school district board president mendoza, school superintendent mr. bowden, department of parks and recreation department of public works and many others have come together to help bring back life within hunters point. it park better than
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blighted over a decade. 200 middle point was road underscoring community park. it has been a blessing to many like myself, brought families together, brought kids too many areas so they can explore. crime was down 20 years ago. because of that part. bringing those families together from harbour road. from hunters view from north ridge. now since that part has been blighted, over many years, we've been having a lot of devastation. importance of open space and parks are very critical. thanks to supervisor cohen at least apartments the park is now in revitalized. resources have been found. so the buildings can be demolished the habitat and hazardous waste can be removed and people can actually live in a green free safety
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committee. thank you supervisor cohen >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening mdm. pres. and board of supervisor did my name is nicole brought. i'm with a walk san francisco. i'm here today to support item 31 on automated speed enforcement encourage all to do the same thing supervisor mar and yee for sponsoring the legislation and invite you all to cosponsor the legislation as well. i know many of you have experienced or met people experienced traffic violence or been victims and you know firsthand the devastation the results from dangerous road design, dangerous streets and traffic injuries. so, we know that speed is at the core of these
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traffic injuries and fatalities. over 20% of all injuries and fatalities result from speed. we have a tool that works in over 140 communities across the united states, right now that tool automated speed enforcement is not allowed in the state of california. so we are urging our state delegation to sponsor this legislation so that we can be allowed to use automated speed enforcement here in san francisco. it is been extremely effective in washington dc, in just 10 years over 70% of fatalities were traffic fatalities dropped by 70%. that would help us get to our vision zero goal here in san francisco. so, finally, i want to say that you would be joining today, hopefully, many community groups party signed on to support automated speed enforcement as well as triple c and the mta has done a
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fantastic see job of ensuring this policy and the legislation in captures everyone's feedback and concerns around privacy were accuracy or cost so, looking forward to your- >> >> next speaker, please. >> i'd like to put this up on the tv. if i have time i like to sing. now, i was at the mayor's office of few minutes ago trying to instruct him and teach guide and show them that when he promoted black lives matter that george soros is a known nazi collaborator. he was funding it to have the cops kill to overthrow the united states of america and he shamelessly says is a nasty collaborative. he killed jews in himself is jewish. i think one good step against terrorism is to put info.wars that would
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help educate people. the answer is jesus. i love to preach i'm going to spend most my time preaching. now, jesus said i tell you, if these should hold their peace the stones would immediately cry out. have a context of that statement was palm sunday when a road triumphantly into jerusalem on the donkey. he said in zachariah nine, through the prophet, rejoice greatly old daughter of zion. shout of daughter of jerusalem. working comes to the is just having salvation and riding upon an asked". the full oven asked. asked. he wept over jerusalem after that incident he said if you had known, even you in this day the things that belong unto your pace and he was weeping when he said that. he was emphasizing on going to tell
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you something. it's an irrefutable proof. is an undeniable fact that jesus alone referred to processes within down about him. nobody in all history did that. i'll be numbered the transgressive bit the same innocence we'd isaiah 53. roman soldiers had no idea when they roll dice for his purple robe they were fulfilling the prophecy david said >> thank you. next speaker, please. >>,, resident of the committee housing partnership. with me here almost 25 years. i have eight copy of my lease. they have not given the refrigerator in all that time. they are currently rehabbing the building a second time because of broken pipes and let us us us us us us us remediation.
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asbestos remediation. they seem to be moving people out with all the belongings to 1188 mission st. however, they told me i could only bring two small boxes. the sink, they removed -there placed the faucet in my room and a working faucet with one that leaks under the floor. the windows, replaced in the last rehab about eight years ago i think they screwed the window so to fix about 150 pounds of pressure to open or close. it's very difficult to do that. i measured the amount of force to open and close the windows. also, this building
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and a lot of other hotels have their light was covered in cedar. with a plastic cover so there's no circulation. so, basically, i'm trying-on the refrigerator, i first went to the rent board and they told me they were not was in there jurisdiction because public housing. i went to hud and they told me the same thing. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is sylvia johnson. the reason why i'm homeless
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[inaudible]. the person i was opposed to give me never gave me . in 21 it's the same thing. here in san francisco, there is a policy that they will not help the special-or nothing. this is the reason why our state has become a greater disaster. this proposition 54 organization, 7.9, 67.8, 28 20 8b 57.8 v, which [inaudible].
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where is the person really start on this? [inaudible]. every person i see always got bears. you put it down as a number thing. that there is no way. the policies i have started that has a lot to do with some of these things that hasn't been started. i think we need the statue of liberty. >> thank you. next speaker,
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please. >> my name is-jennifer the hebrew cultural community which means empower my people the main one revolution in memory of my son was was murdered january 9 which is still unsolved. i am here in regards to the reward that was proposed. i was told, in october, basically at the introduction by way of the government audit and oversight committee. as of now, as of january, is still actually nothing happened. we seen a lot of changes with the issue we see happening in san francisco, but nothing has been done once again concerning these unsolved homicides, which shows that it's truly there put at the
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back of the barn cardboard think about what does a mother or a family member supposed to do when they see that actually this board is not making it a priority? neither is san francisco making it a priority. it needs to be a balance san franciscans need to understand the problems of 350,000 that of a murdered in the past 35 years an increasing could we say black lives matter. here it is for boys have been murdered, black voice command with your colors, and when i'm making an effort to get these murderers off the streets, which is showing me that this is being allowed in a form of genocide against the african-american people. my responsibility now that dr. espinal has passed on, and i wonder why. i guess uca would have to discipline to severe from 2-60 am the goddess
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and take a stand for our people because someone needs to care. i'm asking you, please get this voted in the reward memory in memory of bobby's homicides. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >>[singing] the city by the bay. this is what i've got to say. i've got to say, obama, we've got a problem. the city by the bay. president obama, we've got some drama by the city by the bay. one more time. president
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obama were going to have some trauma by the city by the bay. super bowl. the story is got to be told. the super bowl. we've got to wipe it clean. right here in 2016. city by the bay. here the mothers crying. their babies are dying. do you know what i'm saying? lord, have mercy on me. ed lee, he knows me. it's no mystery the
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us mayor about me is no conspiracy. what's going down in this town. the black population is going down. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i mentioned this would be the last time i'm going to go to this one. hopefully i'll get it. i mentioned in 1970 by grandfather got pinched for pilfering of food off of pushcart because the irish cop
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on the beat was walking. he was integrally involved in the commit. in 1921 american socialism, public school. he watched fdr's social security unemployment conversation. he watched good laws being passed. he was part of an army organization that won world war ii. 49 he was in public housing. in 55 he owned his own home because of the g.i. bill. american socialism at it's best. the time is stuck onto mr. evocative finished it. he was part of a trusting-still stuck onto minutes-anyway he was part of a trusting generation that was lost in 1965. because of vietnam golf of tonkin rights
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antiwar demonstration question authority hell no we won't go, 68 the chicago demonstration, was a police riot. in 1970, kent state for dead. ohio. this was huge antiwar, anti-government and we still have not gotten it right. we don't need 1971 police levels. i know we have more people but the basically coders. they're not criminals. what we need in a police is a championship team. who could look at what we saw on television and root for that? you would have to be a bigot. we need to melt this
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blue coat. the police need to be part of the trust, the truth, the justice of our community and now we are asking them to be mental health guardians also. on the radio today the chief of police was saying in scotland only 5% where guns. maybe in our two-man teams one is gun free. maybe in the back of the truck we can throw a fishing net. major fire extinguishers the co2 can make a person same. we need intelligent, a championship team in this city. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is otto duffie. neighborhood activist in area around city hall. i welcome also to people want to look into the homelessness problem and try to get to the root of it. i certainly have been
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studying this issue for long enough time. i would say, the one thing i would say i've learned in this is a product of her experience with care, not cash you can close the shelters them. they're part of the system. it's a matter of the balance. actually help out housing. there are people who don't neatly fit into husband after shows. everything is the g a system is not the only way to get into housing either or should not be. it doesn't fit every single client. really, what people don't have housing need is affordable housing. there are whole group of demographic reasons why the housing by the homelessness occurred. reagan close down the hospitals. lack of investment in low income housing overview. you've got a republican
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congress. there's a whole series of them. good luck with it. >> thank you. i'm sorry you party had an opportunity to speak so unfortunately, i will not be able to recognize you. apologize. we will try to get someone to help you after the meeting. is there any other members of the public would like to give public comment at this time? seeing none, >>[closed session] public comment is closed madam clerk, can we go to the adoption without reference to committee items? >> items 29-34 are being considered for adoption without committee reference. a single vote on these items a member may object to sever an item haven't considered separately >> supervisor mar >> sever item 31 >> supervisor kim >> >> on 34? on the remaining
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items, madam clerk please call the roll >> items 29, 30, and 33, supervisor mar aye, peskin aye, tang aye, wiener aye, yee aye avalos aye breed aye, campos aye cohen aye, farrell, aye, kim aye. there are 11 aye >> those items are adopted and approved unanimously >>[gavel] >> and where please call item 31 >> item 31 at resolution to urge california state legislature and governor to pass legislation authorizing the use of automated speed enforcement technology in the city. >> thank you. supervisor mar >> nicole ferrero mentioned a little bit about this but i want to thank katie at knotty
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sitting in the back from the for champion any different efforts at the state level along with my cosponsor supervisor yee i strongly urge the support of this resolution. the state legislature and governor need to hear our voice and san francisco and then to hear san jose many other jurisdictions as well. to pass legislation in san francisco that would change us as tom acquired from our global streets division from a culture of speeding to a culture of safety. howard is a automated speed enforcement technology or short-term speed cameras, as we know about red light cameras will do, will help us reduce our collisions and deaths and reach our vision zero goals. as nicole ferrero from walk sf engine, we have a strong and growing vision zero coalition in our city whereby not only walk sf by many organizations on the ground with victims and
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families in the lead as well. that was one thing that is amazing than a call and walk sf has built. a base of victims and families in the lead requesting, demanding, change at the state level and also building strong coalitions at the local level as well. san francisco officials have a strong commitment to vision zero but it's because of a grassroots effort led by our vision zero coalition. i also want is a nickel mentioned 140 other cities and jurisdictions including dc, but there's a lot to build off of in our state and city. last december, sitting as the transportation authority we passed a resolution already unanimously. what is it is a federate 19th deadline for state bills that i think is a critical time to send a strong message from san francisco. i also want to know to the budget and website banner. as for doing reports for the 11 supervisors and others but fred russo and other to the great report on the culture of speeding in san
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francisco with good models that they look at. i think the report from last year showed that speeding is number one cause of fatal and severe injuries in san francisco in its 10 times-it kills 10 times more people than drunk driving does. so, it's really an issue we can impact, and as we combat this culture of speeding i think i moved as tom acquired to a culture of safety, i think it is also about a culture of health and the global neighborhoods as well. having speed cameras encourage drivers to slow down like red light cameras have as well. they will help us ensure safer streets for seniors, people with disabilities, children, bicyclists and all of us. thank you so much to the mta in transportation authority and abroad vision zero coalition. i urge your support. >> thank you. supervisor kim >> gornick supervisor mar for bring this for. i like to add my name as a cosponsor. i want
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to reiterate what is artie been said. we know that slowing down speed is the number one way to achieve vision zero in san francisco but in any city did in fact, when we got here from the chief strategist in sweden on how they were able to implement vision zero, he said without any doubt in his mind automated speed enforcement cameras was the number one way to get to vision zero. in fact, i'm struck by the statistic that is often referred to, which is if the pedestrian is hit by a vehicle traveling at 40 mi./h if 10 pedestrians are hit, one out of 10 pedestrian survives. at 30 mi./h 5/10 pedestrians survive. but if you're driving at 20 most out, just a 20 mile or our production, you're still moving along in your car which are not to get to your destination as
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quickly as you'd like to, 9/10 pedestrians survive. i think that statistic is stunning and stock. slowing down is certainly, i think the best way that an effective way we can hit vision to get on by this resolution is before us and am happy to support its >> thank you. supervisor wiener >> i don't repeat the important points artie been made good i also support this resolution and think supervisor mar and yee for bringing it forward. i think we need to try new innovative approaches to having slower speed on our street and better enforcement in a lot of different forms a part of that. i note this is a very very issue the state legislature for a wide variety of reasons and stock on it
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easily move for but i think it makes a lot of sense for local jurisdictions that are doing strong work around making our streets safer just to go on record and try to build the grassroots for change can we take that without objection? without objection thank you. >> thank you. see no other names colleagues can we take item 31 same house, same call can we take that without objection? without objection resolution was adopted unanimously >>[gavel] >> and clerk call item 34 >> item 34 motion to schedule the board of supervisors to sit as a committee as a whole unsavory 23rd 2016 at 3 pm. to hold a public hearing authorizing the board of supervisors to update inclusionary or affordable housing obligation for housing development projects setting forth increased interim requirements to be proposed to the voters at the june 7, 2016 election. >> thank you. supervisor kim >> i do have to make a motion to amend. i believe we've distributed or artistry getting copies of a amend mix of all. this is due invoke rule 3.372 call the charter of minutes out
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of committee to the committee as a whole. >> supervisor kim could you repeat that? >> by making a motion to amend this motion. it is a amendment of a whole which are currently just riveting right now. it is basically to invoke or or rule 3.372 call the charter amendment out of committee to the committee of the whole. this is based on advice from our city attorney. >> the amendment was made and was seconded-i just want to understand where it is in the context of the resolution. >> players sitting in my conversation with the city attorney is that this helps to clarify under which port will we are invoking to call the charter amendment out of committee to the committee of the whole so it is in many ways
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clarifying the motion. this motion to amend, though, does forces motion to set another week so if we do, if i do have the votes for the and networks of all this motion will sit for another week and will vote on a motion next week. >> okay. so, to our deputy city attorney, i guess what i'm not seeing is the difference in where you put it in the resolution compared to where it is currently. so i think i'm just a little confused. i don't feel comfortable necessarily voting to support the amend looks exactly near its placement within your resolution >> ice deputy city attorney can respond that is clearer than the y i had explained it. >> deputy city attorney john given her. the motion that
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supervisor kim initially introduced would've scheduled the committee as a whole for fabric 23rd two charter amendments and waved the board will usually requires charter amendment to be sent to committee. because that motion on its face waved a board rule requires a vote for passage. the amendment invokes a different board rule which allows six members of the board to pull in item out of committee by majority vote supervisor kim is amended or proposing to amend the motion so that if it passes, the charter amendment be pulled out of committee and hurt by the full board by the committee on the whole unsavory 20. >> so, are you saying that if we approve this without the amendment that we would not be
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able to sit as a committee as a whole to.? >> either the original version or the version that supervisor kim's proposed amendment, the motion passes, >> as is >> if the motion passes as is with supervisor kim's amendment the charter amendment would be pulled out of committee and come to the full board for committee as a whole on february 23. the duper difference in supervisor kim's amendment the board was using bulk import is item out of committee. the motion as is the original motion requires eight votes per passage. with the amendment if the amendment passes, it will require six votes for passage. >> okay. i think i understand. before we vote on the amendment supervisor tang on the amendment >> i was going to reiterate what our city attorney has said. i think as someone who sits on was committee i
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would've preferred to have heard this item in rules committee. so i understand we have a amendment before us today but that would be my preference. >> thank you. supervisor cohen okay. supervisor peskin. okay. any other members on the roster? okay. so i'm sorry i got to go back to a clarifying point here because i think what i'm missing here through our deputy city attorney, when we usually make changes to anything, it is clear with the changes made in the resolution. so, i don't see the difference between the direct amendment within the existing legislation and i just
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need that physically pointed out to me so that i understand exactly what the amendment is and what i'm voting on with the amendment. >> so sue to our city the city attorney >> this is not a private this guy was passed out to me has not been amended. it's exactly how it was before. >> no. when the board makes amendment the website or process to motion, resolution that changes are not shown in a special font. unlike when you amend a ordinance, which is sometimes >> that's why need to be pointed out specifically to me in terms of what were adding. thank you supervisor peskin.
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>> for the benefit of everyone, i can say that the document that supervisor kim has passed out the bottom paragraph, the further moved that the board shall convene as a committee as all on february 23, that's the same as within the original. the first paragraph same moved under rule 3.37 but the board is going this item out of committee, that is new in supervisor kim's >> thank you. that's exactly what i was looking for. okay. i have to run a meeting so i don't always have time to look at all of these changes and i want to make sure i understand what i'm voting on before i do so. so, the item in supervisor peskin,, supervisor kim. you have a common?
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>> can answer the question but it's been answered >> thank you. with that, the amendment has been moved and seconded by barclays global >> supervisor mar aye, peskin aye, tang cate wiener nay nay avalos aye breed aye nay campos aye cohen nay farrell nay kim aye there are five aye and six nay with supervisor tang wiener-i have supervisors tang wiener see breed cohen farrell in that assigned. i apologize. i thought i heard no. the matter present the vote is sick aye
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and six speed nnay >> so the amendment passes >>[gavel] >> this item will be on our agenda on at the next board meeting. >> supervisors became 81 by making a motion to continue the item. >> i make a motion to continue this item one week >> there's been a motion has been moved to continue one week. it's been seconded by supervisor peskin. just for clarity to our deputy city attorney, just for clarity for this particular item, we can't vote on this item today as amended. >> that is record the board rule that the motion to invoke requires the clerk to pull the item out to be heard at the
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next board meeting and if you pass it today you have to come up with every night board meeting but the municipal elections code prohibits you from considering the charter man looks on february 9. so you have to >> let me also ask another question. so it is necessary for it to be continued through the process of making a motion to continue it? >> that's right. you cannot pass this item today. >> i understand that but we have to continue it? >> you could table it. you could amend the effort that you could take any number of other options. you can pass it today >> okay and we can't vote it down today? >> there's a motion moved in second >> excuse me if not then recognize supervisor peskin. soon can't pass it today we cannot vote it down today because i would defer to the clerk that can effectively vote the item down today. but i believe you could, the board
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could adopt the motion to table the item. if you wanted to get you can't just pass the item because of the time >> thank you. so there's been supervisor wiener >> is there a motion on the table? >> is a motion on the table to continue this item one week by supervisor kim has been second buys a second by supervisor peskin >> what a motion to table take precedence over motion to continue? >> yes >> i moved to table this item. i want to just explain. the site should be heard in committee. there is absently no reason to pull this to the full board for committee of the whole. i think we all have a responsibility as legislators, especially at times when legislation has to be rushed for various reasons. when you talk about something that significant as this, when were all wanting to increase inclusionary percentage and the mayor and president breed are
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in the working group to do it, there's no reason why we have to brush something through that can't even be amended anymore no matter what happens at the hearing from what i understand because this is introduced so late. so, this should be heard in committee they should be vetted in committee. we should be working together and making sure this charter amendment is a good as it can be and to try to muscle this through the board in this way, i just don't think is the right way to proceed. so, i moved to table >> supervisor wiener moved to table. second by supervisor cohen. supervisor peskin >> i rise to the spectrally suggest to this body and the members of the rules committee that the issue of this import actually should be heard by this entire body. i believe we
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all the skills and the ability to deal with it yes, we have a committee system we also have a system that provides for committees of the whole. the time frames are tight. i believe that if you know about the policy of this matter were dealing with procedural issues today but if you know about the policy that set forth in this charter amendment, ultimately, it will be up to this body to adopt and ordinance once the charter amendment gets on the ballot. that is really where we need to be coming together rather than having these procedural arguments, which to me are arguments about who wants to raise the percentage of affordable housing to what rates, which i can quite frankly say as the newest comer to this board have been unfortunately much lower than they should have been doing one of the largest building booms before the housing crisis this
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city has seen since the gold rush. that may sound like hyperbole, but it's actually true. so, let's not get involved in the politics of the late. let's bring this to this board on february 9. let's have a committee of the whole on february 23. but a send this to the ballot. but the voters decide on june 7. >> thank you. supervisor campos >> i know we want to get out of here good book, bottom line, this is important. what matters of said importance come up decided to certain matters heard by the entirety of the board, not just one committee and this happens to be one of those could commission moratorium was another example of that. but this also beyond. numbers of the public or watching these proceedings, we have a committee structure that right now has the key committee
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has been told by more conservative members of the board that will make it difficult for certain things to come out of committee, and so the new majority of the board of supervisors will have to resort to bringing items to the entire board so that certain things can be voted on. that's what's happening here. it's something that everyone has done in the past and it just the reality of where we are. we are simply trying to move an agenda for any side is to do what they can to keep that from happening or to make that happen. that's just the way things go. >> thank you. supervisor wiener >> i always find it interesting in san francisco political debate when people who would be considered lefty and much in the universe are referred to as somehow conservative in san francisco.
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i think it's ridiculous but it's actually in some ways is one the reasons i love the city because we are all so progressive and left robbie's tiny gradients. but i do think were mere rhetoric at the board of supervisors is an interesting conversation. but i will say is if this goes to committee through the regular course it can still go onto the ballot in june if that is the right thing to do. right now, on february 11, as i understand, rules committee there will already be heard the two about ordinance placed on about. one by supervisor kim and peskin and a few others and one by the mayor. in fact somebody ordinance that supervisor kim and peskin have placed on the ballot relate directly to this charter amendments. because the charter amendment sets a baseline allows the board to make adjustments to it in the future where is the ordinance as i understand it constrains the
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board's ability to do that. so, to have one of those heard in a committee and then have the other one heard at the full board, i just don't think that is the best way to proceed again for this nothing about february 11 at the rules committee (this from going onto the ballot in june. so, i think we all agree that we need to increase the inclusionary percentage, but we also i think need to have good process in making these important decisions. >> see no other names on the roster adam clark on the motion to table please call the roll >> matter present on request numbers use the microphone so maple to your. thank you. supervisor mar nay peskin nay tang aye, wiener aye, yee nay
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i'm a avalos nay, breed, aye, campos nay cohen aye farrell aye kim, nay. there are five aye and six nay with six supervisors in that her son. >> the motion to table fails. >>[gavel] >> so, do we take on this next motion to continue the adam? sounds like. >> that would be in order. see no other names on the roster, i'm clerk on the motion to continue to the meeting of february 9 avenue please call the roll >> supervisor mar aye, peskin aye, tang aye, wiener aye yee aye avalos aye, breed aye,
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avalos aye, cohen aye farrell aye, kim aye there are 11 aye >> the item number 34 as amended has been convened continue to the meeting of the item number 34 as amended has been convened continue to the meeting of february 9, 2016 >>[gavel] >> next madam clerk >> there is an imperative item. which i handed my copy to the sgt. at arms. an imperative item offered by supervisor avalos a resolution commending diamond dave whitaker for a contribution to the arts culture social well-being and peace declaring february 2, 2016 the diamond dave whitaker date in the city and county of san francisco. >> supervisor avalos >> yes, i pretty much read the
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content of the resolution. it's a mix of fact and legend. i urge you voting on it >> thank you. would you like to make a motion to move the specific finding before we take public public comment >> yesterday but to move the motion on the finance >> that is purely commended tory and the need for action came after the attention of the board after the agenda was posed. >> i appreciate your commencing >> second by supervisor carlos colligan we take this without objection. without objection the fines passed unanimously >>[gavel] >> now, at this time on the imperative item is there any numbers the public would like to comment on the imperative item only?


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