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i am katy tang, to my left is supervisor mali ya cohen and we will be excusing supervisor mar in a moment, our clerk today is derek evans and we'd like to thank jessie larson and leo [inaudible], i would also like to welcome, i believe we have in the house former mayor today, welcome. with that, mr. clerk, do you have any announcements. >> thank you, please silence all cell phones and electronic devices, completed documented somebody submitted to the clerk, items acted upon today will be appear on the supervisor agenda unless otherwise stated. er >> can we get a motion the excuse supervisor mar from today's meeting. motion from supervisor cohen, without objection. call item 1. >> item 1 is a a motion confirming the mayoral appointment of eleni kounalakis to the port commission term ending may 1, 2016. >> and i believe she is here
today. >> thank you very much. members of the rules committee, supervisors tang and cohen, i'm very honored to be here today and to have been nominated by mayor lee to serve as the san francisco port commission, i grew up in northern california and left my heart in san francisco bh i was a young girl on a special visit to the city to visit family. my husband marcos who like me is a child of greek immigrant parents was born and raised in san francisco. we have made our life here for most of the last 16 years, raising our two children and being part of the civic life of this great city. like many first generation san franciscans, i feel grateful this beautiful,
vibrant and ever evolving city is my home. san francisco's waterfront is one of its greatest and most important features, it is a multi-faceted gateway to the city, seeped in history, it includes some of the important sites tourism not just in san francisco but for the whole state of california, its business operations are robust, generating revenues that supports its extensive portfolio of more than 350 buildings along 7.5 miles of property and of course the waterfront plays a critical role in the lives of families who reside in the many diverse neighborhoods which abut the waterfront, stretching from north to south. the need to protect, maintain and constantly search for new ways to improve the san francisco walter front is an important task for our city, the port commission's responsibilities are central in this effort, if my
nomination is confirmed, i will call upon my experiences and expertise in land use and business. i attended the hot school of berkeley where i focused my study ins the real estate program and i have worked for many years in land use and farming in the greater sacramento and central valley region. because my background includes work in property development, i know very well the importance that civil society plays anymore, but particularly in areas as important as san francisco's waterfront. there are many stakeholders. community advocates, neighborhoods and so many others make up the symphony of voices who actively engage to make sure their perspectives are heard and considered, if appointed, i pledge to respect the many overlapping interests and jurisdictions that drive the decision-making process at the port commission. as you know, i served our
great nation as a united states ambassador, i was posted in budapest for nearly four years representing our country was an honor sdp privilege of my life, when i returned to san francisco a little over two years ago, it was the strong desire to continue to contribute as an active member of civic life, i'm proud to serve as the chair of the california advisory council for international trade and investment, i'm also proud to continue my work with the u.s. department of state as a member of its virtual fellowship program, believe my continued work in international trade and investment will bring another important perspective to the port commission if i'm confirmed. 16 years ago today, i was married under the same dome here in city hall, i'm very proud that today i'm being considered to serve our city as a member of the san francisco port commission. i ask for your support and
if you have any questions, i'm happy to answer them. thank you. >> thank you so much for your presentation and of course for your service on behalf of our country as well. i know that in your remarks, you certainly shared your understanding of the complexity of issues facing the port, and i guess my question to you would just be, what are some of the issue that is you foresee coming up for the port commission or the port department itself, and you know, just shed light on some of the things you'd like the work on as well. >> of course. so, you know, i don't want to prejudge what i think might be coming down or, you know, what my views are until i have an opportunity to become more familiarize in a more intimate way with some of the issues and some of the proposals and projects that are coming down, but there are few that immediately come to mind, one is of course that monique moirl who swished as the executive director for 12 years is leaving in a few weeks and i
know that finding someone who will be able to take up that role and step into what i've heard people say are very big shoes, even though her feet were not so big, so i think that that's going to be very important because certainly the management of over 250 employees and the diversity and complexity of the issues takes a very strong, capable and experienced executive direct torx so i think that's clearly one of them. there are several other major development projects that i know are in the works, the atrozezani side, pier 70, i hate to give examples out of fear of missing anything, and i also have experienced the incredible improvements to the waterfront, just in my life with my family, we like going down there. we've noticed the major changes that have taken place, the blue-green
parkway which has made such an inviting atmosphere with more places to have recreation and i understand that this is an ongoing proposal and then of course there's going to be a major updating of the plan, the waterfront plan and that process has already begun, so i think those are going to be important issues, but again, i hesitate because it's not an inclusive in totality of the issues coming forward again because i think it will take some time to familiarize myself. >> alright, thank you for that, and certainly i do appreciate your backgrounds and experience in land use and business because as many of you know, the port is acting as a landlord to many businesses down there, so having that experience on that commission i think is very, very helpful. so, i don't have any other questions, any questions or comment, supervised sore cohen? >> yes, thank you, good morning, it's nice to see you, i'm excited, i'm here, i'm going to be supporting
you, i was delighted to receive information that you're interested in this appointment, i'm glad you are accepting the call from the mayor to serve san francisco. i have to tell you, i know you and most importantly the work that you've done through the women's political community, and supervisor tang, she's just been an out standing leader and getting women to boards and commissions, being a role model and lifting as she's claimed the ladder herself, so it's a joy to see you today and cast a vote for you. i do appreciate our private conversation and reiterating some of the issues we talked about here in committee today, it's important you have a strong grasp of the underlying issue, particularly to the port and land use, it's critical, it's an ongoing battle along the southeast and southern waterfront, there are many things afoot and i hope that you will have that strength, if not now, at some point in
the future to cast a vote that may be against the appointing entity that is appointing you, but nonetheless, i know you carry yourself with integrity and leadership and i know you'll do your homework before you cast every vote and you will talk to people and find the facts, so i'm grateful for your interest in serving and good luck. >> thank you very much, supervisor. >> thank you. so, i think at this time then i will open it up to public comment because i know there are many people who are excited to comment on this appointment, so please come on up. >> thank you, madam chair, supervisor tang and supervisor cohen for the opportunity to come and express congresswoman nancy po laous sa's support of
eleni kounalakis to the port commission, we're grateful for her service to our nation abroad and also here at home stepping up to serve as well, while congressional business keeps her in washington, she's asked mre to come and share her words with you which i will read now, dear members of the rules committee, i'm pleased to write in support of edwin lee's nomination of eleni kounalakis to the port commission. she's an american businesswoman, philanthropist and diplomat and she will be an asset to the port commission and the waterfront of the city and county of san francisco, from 2010 to 230 20* 13, she served as the u.s. ambassador [inaudible] she's the only green american woman to serve as a u.s. ambassador, she showed an unrelenting commitment to the principles of democracy for the people of hungry and
fostering and strengthening international relationship, ambassador kounalakis has worked tirelessly, both internationally and locally for growth relations, govern dmor brown appointed eleni keen lack kis on the investment and trade advisory council, advising the state government on strategies to take advantage of international business and investment opportunities. previously ambassador kounalakis served as california trade state commissioner and on the children and families commission, a body that oversees child care programs for children and their families throughout california. ambassador kounalakis offers impressive experience and diplomacy for her work and the people she serves, she will be a strong advocate for all the communities that utilize our waterfront and as such, i wholeheartedly support her nomination and encourage her support as
well, nancy poll loes see, democratic leader. >> dan, on behalf of nancy po louis sa's ever come the rules nit tee to odd va kate, this is a first. i just want to point that out, good to see you. >> thank you for the opportunity. >> thank you so much. any other members of the public who wish to speak? now we have the former mayor? my goodness, i don't think that's ever happened either. welcome. >> good morning, madam chair and supervisor cohen, it's a delight to be before your committee, i love your manners, i might come more often because it's a pleasure, the way you handle with such great civility the issues in front of you, on tv as well as in person, my real name is athanasios which translates to [inaudible], it was done in 1900's when my hated came here and went through ellis island and they couldn't say my name, so i'm
here the say it with translation services because there are other folks here who sc equally long names with many syllables, the real reason is in my 35 years of public service at various levels from local government in the executive office to the state legislative office and in sacramento as well as a presidential appointment in the department of housing and urban development, this is the best person i have ever seen come for this kind of an appointment. she has the academic background with an mba in business of course and has implemented that academic background in a very successful business outside of san francisco, she's never really done any business here in the city for herself but certainly been very successful outside of the city in land development which is extremely important in the current and future work at the port, so i think
she brings great expertise. am i getting gonged. >> you still more time. >> i will proceed. were you here in 1988? so, she also brings a great diplomatic and political acumen to this job which is extremely important. when she was appointed a u.s. ambassador to hungary, she noshade a land deal for the united states of america with a hostile government regarding the u.s. embassy, this is not the first time she served our city and has been asked, mayorga v*in newsom appointed her and mayor lee has made a good choice to bring her to the port where we need her now more than ever before and i'm dieted to endorse that nomination and i hope all of your colleagues join you in the unanimous support you're giving to her. thank you very much.
>> thank you again for being here today. any other members of the public who wish to speak today, come on up. we have port commissioners too. >> hi, supervisors tang and cohen, i'm leslie cats, i'm a former san francisco supervisor, i'm delighted to stand before you and urge that you confirm ambassador kounalakis's appointment to the port commission, she will be a wonderful addition, i can't add anything more than what former mayor agnos offered to her credentials, i have known her as well for many years and agree that she's very reasoned, thoughtful, incredibly accomplished, i think will add a wonderful dimension to the port commission, we'd love to have a full complement of members there
so we have five commissioners, then we can often have a recess occasionally, or some of us could take a break without having to recess the commission hearing, but in all seriousness, it would be an absolute delight to have the ambassador join the part commission and i think she will serve the citizens of san francisco very well given her extensive international as well as domestic background and so i just wholeheartedly support her appointment, so thank you very much. >> thank you for being here. >> good morning, supervisors tang and cohen, i'm willie adams, i'm secretary to the treasure of the [inaudible] union on behalf of our president, i rise to support ambassador eleni's nomination and also as president of the san francisco port commission, we also support her nomination. i think her skill set is impeck nl, she is a strong
advocate in the community and i think what would be good for us, we will finally have our fifth commissioner, we have a balance, i think the port commission that we have is the best commission in the city, all the commissioners are mavericks, independent thinkers, they engage well in the community, ambassador eleni, she made it on tuesday, it was director moore's last meeting, she was there, you could tell she was engaged, she was listening and put herself out there and i appreciate having her and on behalf of the ilw and the port commission, we support her. >> thank you very much, any other members of the public who wish to speak x comment on item 1? >> okay, that was an all star crew there ask we will close public comment, the matter is in the andover the committee. er >> i would love to make a motion that we confirm and accept the mayoral appointment to port commission for ms. eleni kounalakis. >> thank you, and i second that, we can take that
without objection. alright, congratulations. thank you. [applause]. wow, even applause. alright. item 2, please. >> item number 2 is a hearing to consider appointing one member term ending january 6, 2020 to the small business commission, there is one seat, one applicant. >> alright, and we have a reappointment here, that's up for william ortiz-cartagena or anyone speaking on his behalf? no? i'm not sure if he was planning on attending, i thought they was when i spoke with him yesterday, maybe we can delay this to the end of the meeting in case he shows up, let's move to item 3. >> madam chair, item number 3, pursuant to board rule 3.37 and the passage of motion number 1615, the item was called from committee and will be heard before the board of supervisors sitting as a nit tee at the whole at the next regularly scheduled meeting on february 23,
2016t public will have an opportunity to comment on the charter amendment at this time. >> this matter is no longer in the hands of this committee, we will mao*u to item 4. >> item 4 is ordinance amending the administrative code to codify the single room okay panzerbacker pansy task force and extend its sunset date by three years to december 31, 2018. >> do we have anyone here to speak on item 4? no? deputy city attorney john gibner. >> job gibner from the city attorney's office, supervisor yaoe would is unavailable for this meeting asked me to speak to summarize what we're doing here. the sr task force was sunsetting websinger require all advisory bodies to sunset every three years so this ordinance simply reps the task force for another three years and adds the task force into the administrative code, it was previously created and reauthorized by resolution several times.
the one substantive change that this ordinance make tos the sr task force is it was a 14 member body, the 14th member was an appointee of the city attorney, a deputy from my office, but the best practice for advisory bodies like this is to have the city attorney act as an advisor, not a voting member, just like we advise all boards and commission ins the city so, we removed that 14th member, now it's a 13 member body and the city attorney will continue to be the legal advisor and there is one amendment, just a typo in here that we'd like to suggest on page 4, line 2, it still references seat 14 and we would change that to seat 13 if the committee could make that amendment. >> great, thank you very much for that and i see jen low from supervisor yaoe's office do, you have anything else to add to that? no? okay, great, then i understand these changes and
we'll open up item 4 then to public comment. any members of the public? seeing none, then public comment is closed. do we have a motion for the amendment? >> i'll make that motion. >> alright, great, so a motion by supervisor cohen to make the amendment that was stated by deputy city attorney on page 4, line 2, and then as amended. >> as amended. >> okay, we will send forward to the full board with positive recommendation, without objection, thank you. and now we will move on to item 5. >> item 35 is a motion ordering submitted to voters an ordinance amending the administrative code to revise the city's paid sick leave ordinance to include protections to employees under the pslo that largely parallel recent state law enactment pertaining to paid sick leave, primarily the healthy workplaces, healthy families act of 2014 as amended as the election to be held on june 7, 2016. >> thank you, and i believe we have [inaudible] from the
office of labor standards enforcement. >> good morning, supervisors. i have a powerpoint. let me see if we can bring it up. so, lield toik give some background this morning on the san francisco paid sick leave ordinance and the new california paid sick leave ordinance, discuss the goals of the proposed ballot initiative, provide you with a summary of the proposed changes to the paid sick leave ordinance and answer any questions you might have.
in 2006, in a campaign that was headed by two women from a small organization called young workers united, san francisco voters enacted the paid sick leave ordinance becoming the first city in the country to require that employers parade their employees with paid sick leave. i think of san francisco as pee try dish for progressive labor law legislation and we see what might take here and this was one of our successes. our paid sick leave ordinance served as a model for a number of cities that started in washington dc, then the state of connecticut, city of seattle, philadelphia, notably new york city, state
of massachusetts and then in 2004, the state of california passed a paid sick leave law called the healthy families, healthy workplaces act, which became effective on july 1 of 2015. unfortunately, our state legislators didn't consult with san francisco and there's some provisions that don't mesh well with our law and surprisingly, there's some provisions in state law that afford workers greater protections than our law does as our law is nearly 10 years old at this point. the california law can only be enforced by the labor commissioner, which sets up a dysfunctional enforcement scenario, if a worker is denied paid sick leave by their employer, they would need to come to the olsc office of labor standards enforcement office here in san francisco in order to recover what they may be entitled to under local law
and then we would potentially send them to the labor commissioner to file an additional complaint, and employers could be subject to enforcement actions from two government agencies. lastly, the san francisco law can only -- because it was passed at the ballot, it can only be amended by the voters. the goals of the proposed ballot initiative are to incorporate the stronger provisions of each law into our local law to ensure that workers have access to paid sick leave, to streamline the legal requirements to make it easier for small businesses and all employers to comply, and to provide the board of supervisors the opportunity to address potential changes to either state or federal law. i would like to summarize
the key new provisions that will be included in our new paid sick leave ordinance. under the san francisco paid sick leave ordinance, accrual of paid sick leave starts on the 91st day of employment. under state law, accrual starts on the first day of employment. under local law, there's a floating cap on the amount of sick leave that can be accrued for businesses with less than 10 employees, the cap is 40 hours, for businesses with 10 or more employees, the cap is 72 hours, and if someone uses paid sick leave, they continue to accrual until they reach the cap. the state law provides an upfront option whereby employers at the beginning of a year may provide either three days or 24 hours of
sick leave. the proposed change would require accrual under the san francisco paid sick leave law to begin on the first day of employment consistent with state law, and an employer who chooses to use the three day or 24 hour upfront option would have this counted as an advance against their accrual obligations under the paid sick leave ordinance. currently, both local and state law require employers to post a notice to employees informing them of their rights under the law. it's confusing. the proposed change would require the olsc to provide
one posting upon certification by the state that the poster accurately contains all the requirements, and the labor commissioner's office is working with us now to create one poster that does just that. state law requires that leave balances be provided on the wage statement, san francisco law is silent on that, so the proposed change would require that employers include the san francisco paid sick leave accrual balance on the wage statement. state law requires leave to be reinstated if an employee is rehired within one year, local law does not. and the proposed change would add that reinstatement requirement. state law includes permissible uses such as when an employee is the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking, this covers medical and
non-medical time, and the proposed change would incorporate these additional uses into our local law. if enacted by the voters, this measure would become operative on january 1, 2017, it would be on the ballot in june, and it is intended to have prospective effect only. lastly, the proposed initiative would allow the board of supervisors to amend the paid sick leave ordinance when state and federal law expands coverage. additional information can be found either on the olse's website or the department of industrial relations website, and if you have any question, i'm happy to answer. >> thank you very much for the presentation, any questions or comments? >> no. >> we looked over this thoroughly when it was first brought about and all these
changes are necessary and good, so i don't have any concerns at this time, so maybe with that, then we will open it up to public comment. any members of the public wish to speak on item 5? seeing none, then public comment is closed. if we can get a motion to send this forward to the board. >> yes. move all of the recommendations. >> so mauled by supervisor cohen and without objection. if we can call item 6, please. >> item number 6 is a hearing to consider the declaration of policy submitted by the mayor to the voters at the june 7, 2016 election, entitled declaration of policy declaring it official policy of the city and county of san francisco to invest in the future of transportation by prioritizing repaving and pothole repair, vision zero safety projects and other bicycle and pedestrian safety
improvements, and investment in regional transportation insfra structure and vehicles that serve san franciscans such as bart and cal train in the expenditure of revenues from future revenue ballot measures. er. er hi, my name is melissa white house, deputy budget direct torx i'm joined today on this presentation with director of capital program, brian strong, and the [inaudible], i'm also joined by rachel alonzo and [inaudible] from the department of public works and [inaudible] and i'm really happy to have them all with me here today. so, the point of my presentation is to just give you a little bit of background on why we're doing this, explain the declaration of policy, we're going the give you a recap of the france oration task force and update you on where we are today since it's been three
years since that report was is dewed and we're happy to take questions. >> thank you sx, we're now joined by supervisor aver loes. >> great, a member of the transportation task force, we're map pi to see you, supervisor. as you are well aware, in 2013, the mayor and the board of supervisors came into task force, more than 50 transportation experts to assess the city's transportation system through the year 203, this group had a long exhaustive process over a 9 month period, the main thing was they conducted a thorough needs assessment and figure out how to address the issues na came up through that needs assessment. so, the main findings from the task force were the first thing was that current funding was not adequate to meet the needs of our current system and certainly not enough to prepare for future growth, and really what the group found was from fiscal year and the current year we're in, 15-16 through the year 2030, there was a up to 3.8 billion dollars in
likely available sources which left a gap of 6.3 billion dollars left, the task force felt they needed to address that, so the main recommendations that kim out of the task force, there was 3, the first one was really through this needs assessment process, what we heard was a need to really fix and maintain the core system, so this is really to first make sure that everything we have and operate is in its best shape and then from there to try to enhance our system and finally to expand our system when possible, it seemed like over again what we heard from the agencies is we need to find more money to maintain our core system and get the best positive impact to our system, you'll hear more about that from brian strong, so how do we tackle this big number, and there was three measures or sorry four measure and is three revenue ideas the group came to, the first one is 1 billion dollars in general obligation bond funding broken into two
500 million dollar bonds, the first bond was passed with 72% of the vote in november, 2013 and thank you, supervisor tang for your leadership in that issue and the whole board for moving that guard, we're excited about that and the next one is slated for 2024, the capital plan right now, the next was a vehicle license fee increase, this is to bring it back up to the 2% which it had been at from 1948 through 2004 until it was lowered by arnold governor schwarzenegger, so all of these measures together equaled about 3 billion dollars, there was a 3.6 billion dollar need, this would address half of that and to get to that remaining gap to aggressively pursue any and all other sources to get us to the full 10, we believed and the i think the task forced talked about, if we went after these dollars, we could show the city was making a commitment and trying hard and it would
make it easier for us to advocate for funds from other entities. why are we doing this declaration of policy? i think the idea here is to reaffirm our commit toment the goals, similar to prop k with housing, we have a plan, it was really well thought through, this is just to try to reaffirm that and also make it official city policy, not just a plan and really get the voters to weigh in on that, so the main kind of summary goals from the group was to maintain our existing assets, improve travel time and reliability, reduce costs by investment in capital so it doesn't impact our operating budgets, serve our planned growth and improve safety and accessibility, and now i'm going the hand it over to caroline and brian and i'll cam back in the end to conclude. thank you. >> yeah, good morning, committee members brian strong with the capital planning program. so, as mel less sa was saying, we want to be
competitive with fed wral and state funds and that's been a challenge for all governments, really since proposition 13, the amount of funds available for doing street repaving or a lot of these transit, transportation improvements have been dwindling, we've seen it starting with the sort of more precipitous drop that we saw in our pavement condition and we'll talk about it more later, we've seen it with the state gas tax where it's dropped about 83% over the past four years, so the amount of funds that -- really what's happening, it's not just for san francisco, we're needing to be much more self-sufficient, much more self-reliability and also putting together strong arguments for getting the federal, the small amounts of federal and state dollars that are out there. so, a big -- i think one of the most outcomes of the
task force is being able to quantify the needs that were out there, i think there were a lot of different discussions about that and melissa mentioned the 10 billion dollar number, and it was also getting us to agree on how we're going to attack those needs and from the capital plan's perspective, we've said we really want to take care of what we own first, the fix it first, take care of what you own, make sure we get the full use out of the assets, we know if we don't repave streets on a regular basis, they end up costing us 4 to 5 times more in the long run, how can we make sure we do that? we know with our fleet, with the fleets, it's a similar situation, if we don't take care of them on a regular basis, they end up costing us more over the long run, we have to take them in and do a complete overhaul as
compared to doing this smaller sort of as you go state of greater repair needs, i would also say for fleet especially, that's something we're not able to fund through bonds, they're not eligible for bond funding and even for some of our road repaving work, some of it is not e eligible either, we're looking at different types of sources, not just relying on one or the other. so, where we are today. so, we've been really working on this i would say since 2008 or 2009 when we made a commitment that we're going the follow a real -- make a real effort to increase the amount of fund hating we have tha, beear able to put into this system. the street repaving program has been fully funded based on what we put in the capital plan, you may recall back in 2008 or 2009, we were looking at potentially going below 60 into the range of 50, and we should mention the pavement condition index score, it's like a math score or a grade school score where you
really want to be in the a or b range which is above 80%, and we are striving to hit the c range which is 70%, that's what's in our capital plan, and the 60's are really more toward the d's, and we've been consistently moving up, every year, we've been increasing our pavement condition index score and now we're looking at 68 and caroline will talk about that a little bit more. we mention -- melissa mentioned the go bond, that was the first time we had put a transportation bond measure on the ballot
>> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that
dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth.
>> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up
into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in
small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this
thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are nogoing to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances.
>> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and
their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for
>> hello, my name is jamie harper. in this episode, we are featuring the park locations in your very own backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in san francisco with someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is this lake, a popular spot for strolling and paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed foreboding and -- for boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flores. a pleasant trail follows the perimeter past huntington falls, 110 foot waterfall. two bridges connect the trail to the island.
the climb to the hills summit, the highest point in golden gate park at more than four hundred feet. you can get quinces of the western side of the city through -- glimpes of the western side of city through a thick trees. the lake is ada accessible. it has a peaceful atmosphere where you can enjoy a warm day. walk along the lake and watched many ducks, and swans, and seagulls. it is a tranquil spot to stroll, enjoy each other's company, and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around the lake, floating under the bridges, past the pavilion and waterfall. for a quiet getaway, it makes for a memorable and magical experience.
located on 19th avenue, this grove is the place to wear your hiking boots, bring your family, and bring the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the part is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy this base and the history behind it. the diversity that exists in such an urban city, the concrete, the streets, cars, we have this oasis of a natural environment. it reminds us of what san francisco initially was. >> this is a section for dogs
and plenty of parking. transit is available to get you there easily. and the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. there is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is the place to find some solitude from the city and appreciate what you share with a wonderful breath of fresh air. , an experienced this park and enjoy the peoples, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved one hand in hand. located in the middle of pacific heights on top of a hill, lafayette park offers a great
square a of a peaceful beauty. large trees border greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football, frisbee, and picnics. it is very much a couple's part and there are a multitude of experiences you can have together. bring your dog and watch the mean go with the community or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all of the park has to offer. many couples find this is the perfect place to put down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place you can share with someone you cherish. it is located along the 1 and 10 buses and is accessed from the 47 and 90 buses. it is ada accessible. for more information about
reserving one of these locations, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair building. for any athletic fields and neighborhood parks, 831-5510. you can also write us. or walking in and say hello at old lock cabin, golden gate park. and of course you can find more information and reach us at sfrecpark.org. (clapping.) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i think we have more companies
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was a great influence on the harmonic language on the contemporary up to now. i thought it would be interesting because they have e he was contemporary we use him on this and his life was you kill our wife you get poisons all those things are great stories for on opera. i was leaving behind a little bit which those collaborative dancers i was really trying to focus on opera. a friend of mine said well, what would you really want to do i said opera what is it not opera parallel. why isn't it are that i have the support now we can do that.
i realized that was something that wasn't being done in san francisco no other organization was doing this as opposed to contemporary we are very blessed in san francisco to have organizations well, i thought that was going to be our speciality >> you create a conceptual idea for setting the opera and you spear ahead and work with the other sdierndz to create an overview vision that's the final product felt opera. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i was very inspired to work with him because the way he looked at the key is the way i looked at sports looking at the
daily. >> so much our mandate is to try to enter disis particular work there's great dancers and theatre actresses and choirs we've worked with and great video artists is a great place to collect and collaborate. i had a model they have a professionally music yes, ma'am assemble and as a student i benefited from being around this professional on and on soccer ball and as a conductor i'd be able to work with them and it's helped my growth i had a dream of having a professional residential on and on soccer ball to be an imperial >> it operates as a laboratory
we germ a national the ideas technically and work with activity artists and designers and video all over the on any given project to further the way we tell stories to improve our ability to tell stories on stage. that's part of the opera lab >> i was to investigate that aspect of renaissance and new work so that's why this piece it is important it was a renaissance composer. >> there were young people that are not interested in seeing traditional opera and like the quality and it's different it has a story telling quality
every little detail is integrated and helps to capture the imagination and that's part of the opera how we can use those colors into the language of today. >> so one of the great things of the stories of opera and story combined with opera music it allows people to let go and be entertained and enjoy the music instead of putting on headphones. >> that's what is great about art sometimes everyone loves it because you have to, you know, really great you have to have both some people don't like it and some people do we're concerned about that. >> it's about thirty something out there that's risky.
february 11, 2016, public safety and neighborhood services committee. to my right is >>supervisor david campos: and >>supervisor john avalos:. i would like to thank mr. smith and staff from sf govtv. madam clerk, do you have any announcements? >> yes, please be sure to silence all cell phones and electronic devices and speak are cards should be submitted to the clerk. items will appear on the agenda. >> item no. 1, an ordinance amending the administrative code to require event organizers seeking additional
police department personnel. >>supervisor jane kim: i would like to welcome >>supervisor david campos: and >>supervisor john avalos: to make comments to run this hearing. >> >>supervisor david campos: thank you very much, madam chair. it's not as cold as i thought it would be. it's good to be here. i would like to thank my sponsors for this legislation. supervisors farrell and avalos. the legislation before you today is essentially legislation that i think has been in the works for many years. it's something that's been talked about for years since i was on the police commission this was something that came up. the point of this is to ensure that we are protecting the diverse culture, arts, as well as community
festivals in san francisco. those that makes san francisco what it is and attractive to many of us to san francisco. security plays an important role in our festivals but it can also be very expensive and costly. what we are doing today is creating a clear timeline, a transparent process for how organizers apply for security. we are ensuring those organizers aren't stuck with unforeseen cost days prior to an event which can be very paralyzing and can actually keep the event from happening. after working with this for more than a year, with the los angeles p.d.. the festival community, we have legislation that we believe have struck the right balance between fairness and being measured.
festivals are huge economic events for san francisco. in 2014 t economist for the city estimate that the total direct and indirect economic impact of spending just lgbt festivals is about $495 million. it is also estimated that 4270 san francisco jobs were created by these events in 2014. if we actually look at large outdoor festivals, these festivals had more than direct and indirect impact to the city's economy. not only that, but those festivals supported more than 9300 private sector jobs and that did not take into consideration the
smaller festivals we take place in the city that impact more than 5,000 people. this legislation is made up of three components. a clear timeline when organizers must apply for an application with the police and the amount of time that will be required. the second thing this legislation does is it creates an appeal process to the chief of police if a request for a police personnel happens to be denied or the suggested number of police officers is actually higher than what the festival organizers had budgeted. this asks the chief to take a second look at what is being proposed and recommendeded to ensure we have the right number of people involved. the last thing is to create a data
collection process through san francisco entertainment commission detailing how many police officers were used for an event, how much money was being spent related to 10b and the importance of this data collection is to give the police department, then at -- entertainment commission and the city how to understand how this process impacts this city as a whole. i would like to thank gregory chief suhr for supporting this legislation. one of the things we did was to meet with chief suhr to explain what we were thinking. i also want to thank lieutenant fazon and he and officer navin have been very critical to making this happen. they are certainly invaluable. i also
want to take this opportunity to thank the festival community. we have some representatives here from that community. in particular guy carson who is the cochair of the california music association. c mac for their work throughout this whole process. he's not here but he also has a lot to do with making this happen, terry allen has also played a very important role and c mac brought this to the attention of officials for such a long time. i'm sorry it took so long to get to this point, but i'm glad that we are finally here. the fact is san francisco wouldn't be the city without the many festivals that san francisco, music, dance, culture, food, every single
year. it's hard to imagine san francisco without those many events. i would like to thank my office for the help with this. and prior to this, nate -- who used to be working with me on this process several years ago. with that, i want to thank everyone who has made it possible for us to be here. i want to give my colleagues an opportunity to say anything and if not, i will ask sergeant to be here. if not, anyone else who
would like to offer any information. >> i would like to report that we have no objection to the legislation in its final form. >>supervisor david campos: colleagues, if we have any comments. we have speaker cards of folks hear to speak. ( calling speaker names ) anyone who is here please c'mon up. public speaker: hi, i'm one of the cochairs of c mac and cofounder of the bar. i'm also a bar owner in san francisco and an event organizer and producer in the city.
there is obviously no objection to this. i don't want to reiterate this. this is a really big deal for us. it maybe a small administrative fix or process, but this is a process that has been plaguing event throwers and outdoor festival goers for a long time in san francisco and one that made a lot of us pull our hair out. i want to thank supervisor campos and the police who have come to the table to make this happen. thank you. public speaker: good afternoon. i'm daun holaday. as you can imagine budgeting for close to 3 quarter of a million people and 90 bands over 3 days, the
budget is massive and taking into consideration the police department and all the different 100% recouperable areas in the city is a task. the police have always been wonderful with us, but having this clear for others is great. i fortunate enough to have the foundation behind me. it hasn't been as big of an issue, but it can be daunting not knowing what your police situation is going to be. it can be a game changer. so, this is fantastic and what you have done and the police have done for our community is solid. i want to thank you all.
public speaker: thank you, supervisors and representatives. my name is robert cole and director for north beach jazz festival. we folded because of rising city cost along with other community festivals and various other free events have been lost due to inevitable rising city cost and this isn't necessarily anybody's fault or anybody to blame. it's just the part of the demography of the city and the growth and expense of the city. at the time i started working with c mac to find a way to give the police department the foresight and planning to properly allocate their resources and at the same time give festival promoters and band
organizers the planning they needed. the idea is to get people at the table way way out before anybody has allocated any resources and before it gets hectic. this forces the event and responsibility for promoters. we are responsible for our own events in this legislation and what's nice about it is this is going to create better events and better organizing in the city and give the police the consideration they deserve for their own planning. thank you for your support. >>supervisor david campos: thank you. any other speaker? please come forward. public speaker: good evening, supervisors. i didn't come down to speak today but just for 2 minutes. i figure it's about the events
and alcohol and applications and events. i'm at the fillmore corridor ambassador who request in the same edition. we have three events. june sundays and jazz festivals. all of those three major events in my corridor. i want to put them on notice with the police department because they come in to fillmore. there is a new sheriff in town. that's me. all events have to coordinate with the police department to ensure that is a fair process through fillmore corridor. we have the jazz festival to make sure it's all okay with all the support. the oldest event which is
the proclamation event for the blacks that were freed, there is not much the city is doing for those events. i want a little balance this year and here on out i'm going to have a corridor ambassador where i will reduce block to block. i want to put this city on notice as well as the city and county and the mayor that in fillmore we will not tolerate this to come to our community and do what you want not so long as i'm an live. my name is ace and i'm on the case. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. with that colleagues, again, i want to say that as noted by some of the folks in the
audience that it's as basic and simple as having clear timeline and more transparent process can actually make a big difference in terms of how these events and these festivals are put together and not only what we are putting in terms of safety but how to make it easier as well. it's one of those rare things where you have a win win for everyone involved. i'm very proud of that. i would like to thank my staff, carole, for making it happen. i think it's a good day for the cultural life of san francisco. >>supervisor jane kim: thank you,
supervisor camp os for offering this legislation. i think it's very apropos for having this discussion around san francisco who we subjects -- subsidize that we really should be supporting in san francisco because they come out to the community and live here and work here and create community events for our residents and our workers. we don't have a really good framework for a lot of our events. this is great to setting up some framework so at least there is coordination and getting to deal with the cost so we can enjoy
these events. seeing no comment from committee members, can we take a motion on this ordinance? >> so moved. >> with a motion to move forward with recommendation. we can do that without objection. >> madam clerk, any other items for us today? >> there is no further business. >> seeing no further items, we are adjourned. [ meeting is adjourned ] >>