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>> the city of san francisco sfgtv meeting of the board of supervisors occurring tuesday- february 23, 2016 will begin shortly. >>
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>> good afternoon everybody and welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting for tuesday, separate 23rd 2016. mdm. clerk, please call the roll >> thank you mdm. pres. supervisor avalos, here., breed, present. campos, present., cohen, present. farrell, present. kim, present., mar,, here. peskin, present., tang, here. wiener not present yee not present you have a quorum >> thank you. can we please join us for the pledge of allegiance. >>[pleage of allegiance] >>speaking no mdm. clerk, any
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communications? >> yes. where in the receipt of its litigation dated speaking no mdm. clerk, any communications? >> yes. where in the receipt of its litigation dated february 22, 2016 pertaining to item 26-29 today's agenda. regarding the proposed commuter shuttle permit program appellant representing their legal environment of transit have formally withdrawn their appeal. >> colleagues, any changes to the have formally withdrawn their appeal. >> colleagues, any changes to the january 12, 2016 board meeting minutes? seeing none, is their motion to approve those minutes. moved and seconded. colleagues, can we take this without objection? without objection those meeting minutes will pass after public comment. >>[gavel] >> madam clerk, please read
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the consent agenda. >> items 1-4 comprise of consent calendar if any members of the board would like to sever an item, the other items will be approved by a single vote >> supervisor campos >> want go on the record former member is in the chamber. >> thank you very much. >>[applause] >> thank you, former may. welcome mr. mayor to the board of chamber. with that, seeing no one wants to sever any items, can you please call the roll >> on item 1-4, supervisor tang aye, wiener aye, yee aye avalos aye, breed aye, campos aye, cohen aye, farrell aye,
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kim aye, mar aye, peskin aye. there are 11 aye >> these items are finally passed unanimously. >>[gavel] >> madam clerk please call items five and six together. >> item 5 is eight ordinance to call for a special election to be held in the city of san francisco on tuesday, june 7 16 for the purpose of submitting to the san francisco voters a proposition to incur $359 of bond debt for the city to finance critical community and mental health emergency response and safety and homeless shelters. service those facilities and authorizing landlords 50% pass-through of the resulting property tax increase to residential tenants in accordance with administrative code chapter 37 finding by recommendation by the budget and finance committee. item 6, mdm. pres., said charter amendment to draft the martyr charter of the city for an
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annual baseline appropriation for the park east on city spending for park and recreation for fiscal year 2015-16 to extend the annual set-aside and baseline of creation for 15 years to fiscal year 2045-24 six to modify the parks and recreation department planning obligation to include equity analysis and board of supervisors review at an election to be about june 7, 2016 >> with that, supervisor peskin >> i respectfully ask that these items be heard separately. >> yes, they will be. i apologize for calling them together so we'll start with item number five. seeing no names on the roster madam clerk, on item number five least culpable >> supervisor tang aye, wiener aye, yee aye avalos aye, breed aye, campos aye, cohen aye,
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farrell the eye, kim aye, mar, aye peskin aye. no, excuse me asking, no 10 eyes and one no. we did this ordinance is finally passed >>[gavel] >> item number six is already been called. supervisor farrell >> colleagues, our parks and open spaces drive high quality of life we all joy here in san francisco and enjoy an incredible amount of benefits from our resident. to golden gate park to crissy field or whatever everyone's favorite neighborhood parties, they provide a place for recreation, a point of pride for our city. they are the great equalizer and provide quality of life for all residents. as our city continues to grow especially population needs of our city parks, etc. are all-time high
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in our parks and recreation is to address these issues. unfortunately, funding for our part department has not kept pace. with the needs and issues that need to be addressed in our neighborhood parks. recent analysis from the parks online session funding for the park has lacked even during a partner in our local economy strong and growing. for example, in 2000 the parks and recreation had 2.1% of our general fund and today it's down to 1.3%. in addition, recent analysis we've done before we can forward with this measure from the controller's office show the parks and recreation department is nearly entirely request of emergency driven with 99% of workforce devoted to completing 50,000 individual request on emergency basis only. before we introduce this legislation, we met with a number of neighborhood groups across the city and san francisco to get their feedback about what they want to see in meeting after meeting we continue to hear they want to see the nuts involves infrastructure addressed, more
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programming options and recreation centers and potential to acquire new open space. that community impact was vacant to the initial proposal and we spent a lot of time working on it since then. in true fashion, i worked closely in committee with our colleagues and specifically want to call out my colleague supervisor john avalos for his work and advocacy run this measure. we work with parks advocate prozac, and since september introduced over 15 different amendments to the initial proposal to strengthen the legislation and for my perspective records and the diversity of perspectives that exist from park funding priorities in the best way to meet them. so in front of us today is a charter amendments that would guarantee the next 30 years just over $1 billion in new funding for parks and recreation department to address this budget shortfall and also stabilize their funding in the years to come. this legislation for the first time mandates that apartment develop equity metrics to be used to associate baseline of
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existing parks and recreation services and resources of low income neighborhoods in disadvantaged communities compared to services and resources available in the city as a whole. following approval of the commission shall submit these equity metrics to the mayor and board. to address further equity concerns that apartment 20 chicken capital plans will consider all the equity analysis and metrics described above and spent all those to the more mayor and board for review. the proposal mandates the department include strategies to mitigate any identified equity deficiencies in capital strategic plans when there submitted to the mayor and board for review. lastly, creates a new separate equity fund that purpose will be to accept private donations which are completely voluntary to be used for any equity deficiencies in that analysis or that any other metrics measure. again, i want to call out specific supervisor avalos was great work and advocacy run these issues. the measure also
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mandates that the department periodically update the strategic plan and provide mechanisms to revive the parks and recreation tuber a review and approve the strategic blanket which will allow for appropriate feedback and input from the public. the capital plan, or mandating the capital plan be submitted separately before commission approval after the approval of the capital plan be committed to the mayor and board for additional review. to give our board greater oversight or mandating the board approve or disapprove to resolution that the capital and strategic plans will be presented annually to the board. this measure also mandates the department update your strategic plan provides a mechanism to allow the parks and recreation to review and approve the strategic plan which will again allow for feedback from the public. to ensure these new dollars are spent wisely and efficiently, the measure mandates the city services auditor periodically perform a performance audit to ensure that goals are being hit that were mandated in the strategic plan. all the details
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of the proposal that mentioned show how much the initial proposal has changed over time to reflect the concerns and priorities of all of us know what you think my colleagues, my cosponsors, the majority of this board, as well as community members the work so hard it was again supervisor avalos. i'm a firm believer that art clean and safe parts enhance the quality of life for residents and all was here in san francisco. they deserve a sustainable funding source to meet the upgrade from everything from fixing the broken swing to adding more security and read more programming options in our parks as we continue to grow. i want to ensure is our city continues to grow future generations of san francisco are chosen chosen don't have to worry about a forgot hyperspace work will be able to replace the rusty monkey bar at the local target most important, this measure puts us on record by stating a strong policy preference to find a sustainable source of revenue for park system. am i think everyone is at hand in crafting this. in particular, he san
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francisco parks alliance. they're boarding the ticker kelly nice, matt o'grady. our parks and recreation department general manager bill ginsburg and all their stuff. the controller's office for working with us patiently on the funding mechanisms which it's delivered. every member of the parks and recreation omission and mayor lee and his team and all the cosponsors here the board of supervisor i think you for your support. with the historic opportunity to ensure new funding and financial stability for our parks system. i ask for your support. >> thank you supervisor speed up your supervisor wiener >> i want to thank supervisor farrell for his leadership on this difficult and important issue. it's long overdue for us to be really shoring up the operations of our parks and recreation and making sure we are putting our money where our mouths in terms of our support for parks. san francisco is the
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city that is passionate about our parks with her golden gate park or are many neighborhood parks, and pursue many people in this city we don't have backyards, and our parks are our backyards. in our front yards. so it's important we keep them in good shape and make them usable by everyone. the city, we've done a masterful job in terms of capital investment in our parks. the voters have generously approved a series of parks funds and were in the process of renovating pre-much every park facility in the city over time, and we've seen whether it's dolores park or balboa park were many many other parks and late rounds and pools and rec centers that are being renovated the capital investment has just been tremendous, and unprecedented in modern times. but we have to keep these parks up and we have to staff them and maintain them and make sure that the operation
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investment in our parks matches the capital investment. sadly, the city has not done that and the budgeting for our parks system, for the operations, has been woefully inadequate. this measure is a very positive step forward, but frankly, there's more to do even after this amendment. i know sometimes people don't like set-asides. but this is not-this is a very not set aside the grabs a massive amount of money. this is a set aside that takes a pretty usable amount of money and says we are going to invest in our parks operations. we do not have enough park gardeners. we do not have enough part patrol officers. we do not have enough to the point are part trees receive routine maintenance. for differing
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estimates either 50, 75 or 100 years. whatever it is it's not okay. we need to make sure we're taking care, maintaining and programming the park system we have and this measure is a good step in the right direction. again i want to thank supervisor farrell for his leadership. >> thank you. supervisor avalos >> after the last hearing on this measure, i put my name on it and me glad to support. i want to appreciate supervisor farrell for his work bringing this forward and excepting changes that have been proposed in the measure that i believe i'm a really help neighborhoods that have not had the same kind of services or resources from departments they could have. we just recently saw in the controllers park maintenance audit that came out last year that there are certain districts that do not do as well in their parks district at
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its pre-much traditionally the same districts over and over again the same neighborhoods that don't get that supports. so, i want to make sure that was a mechanism in place that could actually have the department propose how they're going to do with deficiencies. so, having an equity report that's going to be on capital and reviewed that will be in operation side is going to be helpful to making that happen. it also tied to budget appropriations that come before the board of supervisors as a backstop to make sure were restoring our parks the way we need to. in districts and neighborhoods like the excelsior, etc., we don't necessarily have a concentration of city services that other neighborhoods have good so our parks play a really great equalizer and make sure that people have access to fundamental things that the city should provide. i by no means want to say that our parks are failing in my district, but since they are serving a good part of the population they are well utilized. whether there are
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deficiencies we should make sure they are shored up and i'm sure it's happening in other parts of san francisco. i know bayview district 10 also needs to be restored for their parks as well. i also had concerns about going forward with a new set aside and it's been a difficult decision for me to get on board with a new one. but, i also felt that the parks have been a place where we've actually seen diminishment of general fund support. i look at other ways to bring in revenue that has not always been in the best interest of everyone access to the pocket so, i thought like having a measure that would have a baseline of funding and a small increase of $3 million every 10 years would be appropriate and help to make sure the parks are not going to see a slide in funding. i was also chair of the budget committee back in 2009 and at that time, our parks apartment of the major major hit and
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through that process led the effort to get $3 million more for our parks and recreation department. that is not done in a long time. it was an emergency measure we had to do. next time we have a downturn among this set aside will make sure we won't have to take such drastic measures in the future. so, i'm glad to support this charter amendments. and look forward to its passage in november and i know colleagues i hope you can get on board as well. >> betake. supervisor peskin >> colleagues, it is with a heavy heart that i rise to say that i cannot vote for this measure disagree for the reasons that been raised by the previous speakers. i asked the budget analyst to actually-excuse me the
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controller to prepare a graph which are distributed to all of you and i can also put out for members of the public. more and more of our discretionary general fund dollars are getting eaten up by set-asides. i understand it. it's the easiest way to devote money to what we want to vote money to, but it doesn't put any money on the table. it hampers the legislative and executive branch from actually having any discussion. it prevents us from making the tough decisions and if you look at it over time, on this graph,-and this is the five-year city joint financial plan update-more and more of the general fund is been set aside and the lack of discretion that this body has continues to grow. over 40% of the general fund is already set aside. all for good purposes. over 50% of that has been set
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aside in just the last five years alone. so, with a heavy heart, that's not going to be the first or the last set aside that i vote against but as a matter of conscious i'm no longer going vote for set-asides on the ballot. i'll continue to vote for new sources of revenue if they make sense and are not regressive but i cannot in good conscience continue to take the discretionary powers of our elected officials both in the executive and legislative branches away from us. >> thank you. >> thank you. supervisor campos >> i certainly respect supervisor peskin's comments in his decision. i think it's one that has merits. but, i do believe though there are times notwithstanding the concern about having set-asides when you do have two prioritize
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certain things and it's about. i have to say, bernie, the challenge with this piece was not so much that issue of setting aside funding, but the fact that at different times i have felt that there is a need to provide more accountability around the park and specifically the makeup of the commission. nothing against the individuals against the commission. as a general rule, i believe that we as a city benefit whether it's appointments of commissions so it's not the entire-is not just the mayor appointing the entire commission, but actually other agencies whether it's the board of supervisors or some other electrodes have the opportunity to do that. that would've been my preference in approaching this measure. that before we allocated more funding to this agency, that we would have change the makeup of the
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commission to provide more transparency and more accountability. be that as it may, the question is, on balance, does this make sense? i know the importance of recreational space, parks, people in my district and it is because of that i will be supporting the measure. i do want to thank supervisor farrell and all the people that work to make this happen. i know that in terms of the parks in my district that the need is great and that more resources are always welcome and my hope is that as we move forward with this effort that there will be a process that will be as inclusive in terms of how the money is allocated in making sure the neediest parts of the district, of the city, our address. think you very much
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>> thank you. supervisor mar >> colleagues, as you know golden gate park is my front yard could i look out on the lake on some of those people places in the city but that's not why i'm supporting this. i think the average language built in by supervisor farrell this board of the coalition and supervisor avalos is important from chinatown to the bayview. parks have been underserved that i think was a tremendous benefits. i want to thank the youth commission for bringing up equity as a key driving force as we held hearings of the budget committee as well. also, i want to thank school board commissioner rachel norton was here with the parks alliance for hammering away to me that by approving our parks his way of keeping kids and families in our city. it's also as some of us age like me, walking trails natural areas projects or programs to create an aging friendly city would better trails walking places for all of us as we age as well. with some of the best parts of
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my district, i think the playground got the number one throughout the whole city. unsupportive of improvements in my district that equitable improvements, especially in the southeast parts of our communities and thanks much to supervisor farrell for newly listening and creating a part measure funding there will bobby proud of as it passes in june. thank you. >> thank you. supervisor kim >> i do just want to recognize supervisor farrell and supervisor avalos for the work on the set aside. i generally agree with the sensible it's important for us policymakers to have as much flex ability as possible to comes to our general fund dollars we can allocate them accordingly. but we also know that in the past the boards have not given as much money to our schools, to affordable housing, as voters
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would like and sometime it's important to have the set-asides. we also note that open spaces is an incredible need in san francisco. in fact, we have more open space for cars that we do for people. so, i do think it's important while not an ideal tool come up that we support increased dollars for parks and recreation to make sure we have funding for our parks. where i want to caution in the future, of course, i am glad that the department is embracing the social economic angiography equity as a guiding principle and that they will commit to spending the funds across the scope of open space of recreational programs to provide parks and open space for all of us throughout the city. i think, my hope was that this language would have been much stronger in the set-aside. i wish there was a mechanism by which the board could approve these equity metrics.. that's not in place in the set-aside currently. it allows the board to comments via resolution. its
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approval or disapproval, but i think it for granting additional dollars to the department there should actually have been more of an accountability mechanism where the board would have a say in terms of how the park parks and recreation is spending its dollars down. that being said, i know this department has to come to the board of supervisors first budget every year. so, i hope we remember this conversation the commitment we made here today. i did as an example, our open space acquisition fund, which whose purpose is to find properties or serve high needs areas or open space division areas. since this fund has initiated we have spent it down for only two parks, both in neighborhoods that are not open space deficient or have actually are neighborhoods with highest open space per resident . why support requiring more over open space whether we can get it in these two cases with an opportunity to buy open space they were readily available and we should do it,
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i am concerned that we put forth these principles are saying that we believe in equity, that we want to buy more open space or approve open space, in districts without enough open space. the district i represent have the fewest and smallest part we don't often spend on the dollars the way we endeavor to. so, while i will be supporting this as i did i know incredible amount of work went into this, i hope in future discussions, as we see these funds get spent on actually spent on the way we proposed that we spend them down and we do more than embrace the principles and do more than commit to spending them but we actually do it the way we said we were going to do it today. so i will be supporting the measure. but i do look forward to upcoming budget years to make sure were truly spending is down in echo ways throughout the city >> thank you. supervisor yee >> i want to thank supervisor farrell for putting this together and supervisor avalos
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work closely on this matter. thank you for including the equity into this. sometimes social economics there's a variety of ways to get there and certainly, sometimes i get the feeling that, not just parks and recreation up many department forget about the neighborhoods out in the west side thinking they can take care of themselves. we need to continue to remind people that there are people there using the parks out there and they also need to have their fair share. i'm one of the few here that actually was born and raised in brooklyn san francisco. i have many more years than the rest of you were born and raised in san francisco. i've seen, actually, it's true that over the years you really can see the results of the small budget for parks
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and recreation at the services are not there anymore. the conditions of some of the parks have really gone downhill. again, it's not seen over one decade or two but many many decades. when i was growing up i think supervisor farrell also has some of this experience of how the parks and recreation programming was much much stronger than it is today. there was a lot more staff members providing services. the clubs were run by steve parker now, this parks and recreation system has to rent out just about every single thing they can rent out to just balance their budget. so, i am hoping that maybe this is the beginning of a reversal, where we go back to the golden days of parks and recreation. i don't want to see everything
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reverts back to what it used to the is a lot of times a lot of things are not as great as it is now in terms of what it used to be, but parks and recreation what it used to be really was a consistent. thank you much to supervisor farrell >> thank you. supervisor wiener >> i want to first of all appreciate supervisor peskin's remarks about set-asides. i've had the opposite journey. i think when you first get into office i was very very skeptical about set-asides and i was determined to do something about it. over time, my thinking has evolved much more case-by-case situation. when you look at the situation where the voters have adopted set-asides, there are situations where city hall has really been chronically underfunded something when margaret barkan went out for the children's fund in 1990 city hall was not doing what we needed to do in terms of services for children. same
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with library fund. we've done it with muni. supervisor peskin went with ted about with increase to muni set-aside which was unfortunately undermined probably thereafter envy of course when i would opposition b for muni as will. because muni was chronically underfunded and still is. we also use set-asides for priorities that isolate high priorities when we created the affordable housing trust fund, we took $1.5 billion new money does go to flow back for redevelopment and we traded a set-aside because afford housing is that important. set-asides can have some real benefits. for example, at a time when in this country people work other cities were shutting down were libraries, because of the library fund we been able to-we have one of the most amazing library systems throughout our city has been modernizing and actually staying open. i'm confident it
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would not be that way if were not for the existence of a library fund set aside. so, set-asides are not always appropriate, but they really do help to express our values. i will say, at least the time i've been on the board, i've never gone to a budget cycle where i looked at a line item that is a set-aside were baseline and said, boy, that's too much money. i wish we could take some of that money and moved it elsewhere. it's often the opposite. it's good we have that money but i wish we had more for this function. i also disagree with supervisor yee good i hope we get back to the golden age of great pipe running operationally, but even with this measure, we still have a lot more work to get this does not solve the problem. it moves us in the right direction we have more work to do. thank you. >> see no other names on the roster or mdm. clerk, these call the roll >> on item 6, supervisor tang
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nay wiener aye, yee aye, avalos aye breed aye >>[closed session] aye, cohen aye farrell aye kim aye mar peskin speedo nay 9-2 >> the charter amendment is omitted. >>[gavel] >> mdm. clerk go to item number seven, please >> item 7 is a revolution to prove and authorize the acquisition of one temporary construction easement to permanent this axis and one permanent easement for water utility purposes from john easement for water utility purposes from john daly blvd., associates lp were
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approximately $70,000 to be used by the city under the water system improvement program for the access, installation, modification, removal, inspection, maintenance, repair, replacement periodic schedule made its emergency repairs and construction the project known as the regional groundwater and recovery project adopting findings understate but approving the agreement and authorizing the director of property and/or the san francisco public utilities commission general manager to execute documents making certain modifications and taking other actions in furtherance of the resolution as defined herein. >> will call vote >> on item 7, supervisor tang aye, wiener aye, yee aye avalos aye breed aye avalos aye, cohen aye, farrell aye kim aye, mar
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aye peskin aye good dara levens got >> resolution is adopted unanimously. the gals >> please call item 8 >> item made resolution to authorize the general manager of the san francisco public utilities commission to execute amendment number three for the new irvington tunnel project to continue providing construction management services for the final construction and close out of the tunnel increasing equipment by $1 million for total amount not to exceed 20.5 billion and the time extension of three months for a duration of seven years and three months from august 1, 2009 through october 31 .16. >> colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call without objection the resolution is adopted unanimously >>[gavel] >> x item, please >> item 9 resolution to authorize the subordination agreement to existing seismic safety loan program loans secured in part by real
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property commonly known as 890 day st. and to 14 feet straight. to a new loan from the nonprofit finance fund to help write 360 in the amount of $8.59 for the construction of a health like 360s new headquarters and clinic located at 1563 mission st. >> supervisor peskin >> rollcall >> rollcall vote, please >> on item 9, supervisor tang aye, wiener aye speed yee aye, avalos aye, the breed aye, campos aye, speakerphone cohen aye, farrell aye became aye mar aye peskin nay. there are 10 aye and one no >> the resolution is adopted a >>[gavel] >> please call the next item >> item 10, resolution to
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approve amendment number six to the paratransit broker agreement with services to continue providing paratransit broker services to administer the cities paratransit program and increase the amount of the contract by $6.8 million to a total amount not to exceed $125,000.4 million from april 1, 2010 through june 30, 2016 >> supervisor yee >> i just want to mention the broker is in this private opportunity to have some discussions with them about a year ago in regards to the paratransit group than system, and we found out that the services that were provided to the west side was totally inadequate in terms of the time that it takes one to get to services from the west side to where the services mostly are on the east side, or down in the downtown area. so, they had
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committed to improve the time it would take them to get the clients from one place to another these group vans and i'm hoping that in a few months i get a report from them to indicate that they made the improvements. i don't hold up this particular expansion of funding, but i just want to make sure that on public record, i want to note that they need to improve the services when it comes to paratransit vans. >> thank you. seen no other names on the roster, madam clerk, please call >> on item 10, supervisor tang aye, wiener, aye yee aye, avalos aye, breed aye, campos aye,
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cohen aye, farrell aye, kim aye , mar aye, peskin aye good dara levens got >> the resolution is adopted unanimously speedo >> madam clerk please call the next item >> m 11 is a resolution to authorize the acquisition of real property from the san francisco invite school district located at leavitt 1 connecticut st. near the intersection of connecticut and 25th st. nor to further the general plan priority of preserving and enhancing the survival for browsing the purchase price of $1.8 million >> supervisor cohen >> collects thanks for curing this identity as you know district and includes the cities of four largest public housing sites and revitalization and rebuild of the sites to hope as that. it's
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been one of my key priorities as well as mayor leaves key priorities. in the last three years, we've seen incredible decimation and investment in public housing that can make the lives of the residents and the entire community putting them in a better position. we already are starting to see that at this new integrated unit, particular at hunters view and alice griffith, that what we are able to see this transformation that development has into new mixed income communities with absolutely no displacement could i think that is absolutely a critical point and i want to make sure people grasp. were not displacing people. is a commitment we made to the residence. what you have before you today is a critical first up in the large master plan development for the rebuilt of the whole site. the opposition of this property 1101 connecticut, will allow the construction of the first building at the site to go on
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without requiring relocation, off-site relocation, or displacement of existing tenants. also, it enables the tenants to stay in close proximity to the existing neighborhood during the construction period. these are lessons learned we've acquired, incorporated, with that but we learn from the redevelopment stage. so, this is essential in helping preserve the strong community ties that currently exist and it's critically fundamental to the future of public housing. i hope you'll join me in supporting it today. peter thank you. supervisor peskin >> i just want to-i'm voting for this. i just want to point out something that once again, as we are looking at real estate acquisitions and dispositions, that this is probably to the cities-i still
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want to put it on the record, which is, this property was first appraised six years ago and then appraised over three years ago. again, i don't need to bring mr. updike of your, but it again kind of racism chapter 23 questions about how old an appraisal we are going to use. i also note the 2013 appraisal wasn't actually even obtained by the city with unified school district it was obtained by third party. so, it raises those policy questions. i am would imagine that the market continues to rise after 2014. so the $1.8 million deal looks like a good deal but i think it does direct us to think about policy, wherein particularly, in the heat heated dynamic market we get appraisals or appraisal updates in 12 month or less period of time. >> thank you. supervisor kim >> along the same lines, i do
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want to say i'm glad to see this finally before the board of supervisors. this is a parcel that we been talking about since supervisor mar yee and i were on the board of education. you didn't talk about developing surplus property and sf do not just generate revenue but also generate value. one of those values is affordable housing. it is part of our opportunity gap. it is part of the reason why our children are not all succeeding in our classrooms because we don't have enough space and stable homes. san francisco. so, starting with 1950 mission and now with 1101 connecticut st., i'm excited to see these parcels are finally coming to acquisition by the city. that we will be building affordable housing it did take many years to get it to this point. i think some of the old appraisers that supervisor peskin pointed out, which i agree, we need to ensure we
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keep updated but i'm happy to support this today. i do want to congratulate the school district and the mayor's office for making this a reality. >> see no other names on the roster, colleagues can we take this item same house, same call. without objection resolution is adopted unanimously >>[gavel] >> next item, please >> item 12, a resolution to regularly authorize the parks and recreation department to accept and expend a grant in approximately $2.7 million from the state of california department of housing and community development to fund housing related parts project identified in exhibit a of the grand standard agreement for the period october 9, 2015 to june 30, 2017 >> same house, same call without objection the resolution is adopted unanimously >>[gavel] >> next item >> item 13 resolution director actually approve the sixth contract amendment with the children's counsel san francisco to manage the
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preschool for all programs subsidies to eligible children of the city and increasingly not to exceed amount from 47.3 million approximate 74.4 million for the period through june 30 16 >> same house, same call without objection is adopted unanimously >>[gavel] >> mdm. clerk can be called item of 14, 15, and six in together. >> item 14-16 other resolutions to authorize the san francisco fire department to donate an obsolete ambulance to the san francisco unified school district health academy at galileo high school. item 15 is the resolution to donate the retired fire engine to the city college of san francisco fire academy program and item 16 is a resolution to authorize the fired apartment to accept a gift in the amount of $350,000 for mr. mrs. bernard gaucher specifically for the purchase of two new ambulances by this fire department. colleagues, comedic as items same house,
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same call. without objection adopted universally >>[gavel] >> mdm. clerk item 17 >> item 17 mdm. pres. would you like me to item 17 mdm. pres. would you like me to read 1719? >> yes >> these are the three resolution to receive and approve annual reports the mission miracle improvement district for calendar year 2010-2050. i making the lower polk committee benefit district fiscal year 2014-15 and item 19 is the greater union square business improvement district purposefully or 2014-15 also noted as required by the property and business improvement district law of 1994 >> collies can we take this item same house, same call without objection the resolutions are adopted unanimously >>[gavel] >> next item, please >> item 20 is the land-use transportation committee the recommendation of do not pass. it's a ordinance to amend the planning code to increase the transportation sustainability fee for nonresidential projects
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larger than 99.9 thousand gross square feet. as required nonresidential reduction distribution and repair projects that are filed within that file development by mental obligations on or before july 21, 2015 that not yet received approval to pay the transportation sustainable sustainability with a partial refund from the planning department ceqa determination to make other appropriate funding >> supervisor avalos >> were soft i like to think the venues committee to foreignness to the full board even though it has a do not pass accommodation. i don't think i've never seen it do my past recordation before but these are definitely new times we are in. this is an amendment to the transportation sustainability that i had succeeded in making in december but i had to go back to the land-use committee. i want to think the people that voted for
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the amendment back in december that that was pres. breed, supervisor campos, kim, mar, peskin and supervisor yee. thank you for your vote to consider this amendment. we just had our process looking at how we can make investments in transportation about 2-3 years ago. we saw we had a $10 billion deficit inmate is that we were going to need to make investments in to overcome. the deficits that we had to make those types of investments in our transportation system. and we are well short of getting that. so, every dollar that we can cobble together for transportation is going to matter. i really felt early on that what was being proposed from the transportation sustainability fee and the program was not enough to meet our goals around raising funds are transportation. i want to thank my staff members jerry pollock for his work on this
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effort, for many many months prior to the first hearing of the planning commission. he had me focused in on this. so that my office was engaged in many many public efforts to increase the fee including proposals that are even short of what we have before us today to a mentors. the first time i engage in this was that the planning commission on september 10 where i spoke about the need to increase the fees over what they had been proposed earlier. then, with the planning commission her that again september 28 to proposed again increases in the fees. trying to do some grandfathering in which is what this measure we have here today is doing is grandfathering in projects that been in the pipeline but not had approvals. i also talked about raising the fee. we have some we actually
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have positive recommendation from the planning commission to do these things. but, when this measure the transportation sustainability fee went to the venues committee in october 5 to propose these amendment were not all approved at that time. it led me to believe it was really a fix on this legislation that akin to the board of supervisors really tied in a bow. i thought we should use our website to process here in the chamber to actually untie the boat and make sure we have the best fee we could have under the conditions. the planning commission had done some great work on measuring with the impact of development was wednesday in our transportation system. we have impacts that residential had. impact that nonresidential, commercial had on our transportation system. nonresidential, commercial, developers have free time greater impact on our transportation system and residential. yet, our fee
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structure does not reflect that. i had made an attempt to increase the fee for nonresidential commercial to four dollars increase than what we currently have and was not able to get that. today, we have before us a two dollar increase. we look at the impact that this development has in our transportation system that the planning commission had also requested an economic feasibility study, and it showed that even with a proposed for dollar increase that i've made earlier, last year, that we were still well below the threshold that would make these projects unfeasible, economically. now i'm proposing a two dollar increase, which is well below the threshold so that projects economically
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unfeasible and i think it's well worth us to actually use this new feature cobble together dollars missing from our efforts around investing in transportation. this measure also calls for grandfathering in projects as i mentioned earlier. to me, we've already grandfathered in residential project. why aren't we grandfathering in commercial projects especially since commercial projects have much greater increase, much greater impact on our transportation system? have a duty to make sure that we legislate. and legislate means we don't approve what's before us that we improve the legislation that we have before us to make sure that we get the best that we can get for people in this case reliance on transportation and transportation services in san francisco. colleagues, i urge you to support this ministry we had seven vote in december and i hope we can stay true to seven if not get more than that to override overcome any potential
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veto. >> thank you. supervisor wiener >> thank you to supervisor avalos for his tenacity around this particular provision may have a disagreement here but i was due respect anyone who is fighting for more money for public transportation. colleagues, as you know, i fight hard for transit funding and have since had taken office on this board. it's incredibly important and i think all of you for supporting a lot of our efforts, whether around proposition b or any other number of transit funding measures that have come before this board and that we worked on together. in terms of this legislation, i think it's important to understand some of the history in terms of the long road that this legislation has been on. this legislation that we passed late last year is incredibly important in terms of mama for the very
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first time in the history of our transit impact development fee, we extended those impact these two residential development. that had never happened before in san francisco in terms of systematic program and we did that. so that sustainability fee was a major step forward in extending itself to residential development. but it didn't extend to residential development. transit sustainability fees also increased with commercial developers had already paid the commercial the government has always paid transit impact fees. the transit sustainability, when introduced, it increased the seas on a commercial development. in addition, the legislation came to the committee supervisor cohen and i, along with supervisor kim, we voted to raise the fee on commercial development even more. so, commercial developers is now paying significantly
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more than it used to pay under the old transit impact development fee, and we increase it even beyond what the mayor opposed. this legislation has been winding through the legislative process , frankly well before it was formally introduced for about five years now. this is not some sort of magic thing that came tied with a bow around and no one knew what was in it. this is gone to such an enormous process, somebody hearings, between commissions and the sport and other bodies. ultimately, we passed an excellent piece of legislation that would generate hundreds and hundreds of millions of additional dollars for public transportation and street safety improvements in san francisco. it is always possible to say, when you increase funding, for transit or anything else, great but it's not enough and that's the
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market we could've done with the parks measure. a supervisor farrell is where your increasing funding for part. it's not good enough. we need to do more. we don't see that and if we pass this legislation today that the mayor signs it, someone come come back next week and say guess what supervisor avalos it's not enough. we need another five dollars per spurs square feet on commercial. hugo was a week can do more. the fact is this legislation is not too significant process. it's a huge increase in funding that's extracted for development for public transportation and that about the community, frankly, they could've bought it they could've bought it when supervisor cohen and supervisor kim and i increase the fees on commercial. at some point you have to be done and move forward. so, i stand by the legislation that we worked so hard on that we passed late last year and i think we need to stand as it is. i will not be supporting this legislation today. >> thank you. supervisor campos >> there's a lot of doubletalk here. on one hand, we support
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public transit, but at the same time making sure that there is no added funding required when it comes to the developer community. there is a very simple reason why developers in san francisco have not fought with the board had done previously. that is because the majority of the board of supervisors left hundreds of millions of dollars on the table,, and i guess i had not thought of the image that is sort of an image to think about. this nice little gift wrapped nicely and tied with a very nice though that was sent to developers in san francisco. hundreds of billion dollars were left on the table by the city and county of san francisco, and as much of supervisors want to talk about how they actually support funny more public transit the proof is in the pudding. when supervisor avalos is proposing is a very modest increase even
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with this modest increase here still leaving a great deal of money on the table. it does not matter how much people want to couch it. how they want to paint it a pretty color. the truth is what it is. but, we can talk about how market redevelopment has a role and place in san francisco and it does have a role and place in san francisco. but the mother problem with market redevelopment the way that we have approached it is that we are very good at letting developers maximize profit and never really good enough and actually holding them accountable in terms of the impact that they are having good when it comes to public transit there is no question that there is an impact that's happening. what we're saying is we have no problem with developers making a done, let them make money, but have all contributed to the infrastructure that there clearly impacting and that infrastructure includes our public transit. that's what this is about. >> thank you. supervisor wiener
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>> you know, i am not sure in what universe is to be considered a gift to developers to say, for the first time, residential developers who never had to pay one penny to transit impact fee to say now you have to pay transit impact fees. i don't know how you can possibly consider that a gift to developers, other than in a really adjusting school of political rhetoric. i'm not sure in what universe it is a gift to developers to say to commercial developers, you used to have to pay x. we going to increase it and guess what, were going to increase it again. that's not a gift to developers. you can do all the political rhetoric in the world but the fact is the transit sustainability dramatically increases were residential and commercial developers pay. it would generate hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars paid for by developers that they would not have had to pay
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for before, and that is the reality of it in this actual universe. >> thank you. supervisor avalos >> more than wanting to have the last word, i do have amendment that are very minor and technical that i want to make sure we get into the record. i passed out a sheet that has what these are. there is a table that were putting in the makes clear what the different fee structures are that is here that basically berates what we have in language and puts it in table form and just himsome-and i like to motion we approve these changes. >> supervisor avalos has made a motion to make a amendment. moved and seconded. collies,
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can we take the him and rocks without objection? without objection the amendment passed unanimously. >>[gavel] >> seen no other names on the roster, i want to make a few quick comments before we are books on this item. i appreciate all supervisor avalos his work on this particular item and to bring more money to muni, that i supported it in order to send it to committee because i wanted it to go through the process and to be discussed. it went through the process i feel like supervisor cohen and supervisor wiener wiener and others had worked to come up with what i believe are fair levels for the tsf and i don't want to break that process now. setting these fees is more of an art than it is a science and i'm sure you can always argue that there is more money on the table to be had, but the fact of the matter is, this is going to be bringing more than 20 million new additional dollars
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to muni and i'm really excited about that. at this time, although, as i said to my voted to support his going through the process going to committee, i will not be supporting this item today. supervisor avalos >> i just want to rewrite what's on the table for city in terms of these amendment. the two dollar increase that we have before us is going to result in $2 million a year. in grandfathering the project is going to vegas $39 in one-time funds. that's what we will be voting on today. >> thank you. with that, madam clerk these cultural on the item as amended. >> supervisor tang nay, wiener nay, speed yee aye, avalos aye, breed nay, campos aye cohen nay farrell nay kim aye, mar aye,
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peskin aye. there are six skype and five no. >> this ordinance is passed as amended on first reading >>[gavel] >> madam clerk, it is now 3 pm. i know that we have several 3 pm items. but before we get there, let's go to item number 21, first >> item 21 is a ordinance to amend the ministry of code to implement requirements and procedures for event organizers seeking additional police department personnel otherwise known as can be officers and equipment for law enforcement purposes. >> supervisor campos
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>> i would begin by thanking you and my other cosponsors for this piece of legislation. if you actually asked me a year ago, two years ago that we would be passing a ordinance that amends the 10 b program i would've said no way. that could never happen. i'm very proud of the fact that we are here today. i want to think again supervisor farrell, avalos, president breed for cosponsoring this legislation which actually tries to bring more transparency and uniformity in how the 10 b program works. security programs play important role in the festivals that san francisco host on a yearly basis. but security can also be very expensive. what we are doing today is clearing the clear timeline and transparent process for the implementation of this program. by creating a clear timeline and a transparent process for how festival organizers apply for 10 b security were ensuring festivals are successful as they can be heard in san
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francisco. we have spent more than a year working with his san francisco police department , with a festival and entertainment community to get to this point. festivals are a huge economic and engine for the city and county of san francisco. in 2014, and lgbt festivals alone, and this is but our economists estimate that the total direct and indirect economic impact of lgbt festivals is more than $490 million. that 4002 970 jobs were created because of those festivals. if we look at our larger festivals, and all festivals including non-lgbt festivals, you are talking about billions of dollars that are contributed to our economy. the legislation you are voting on crazy clear timeline for when festival organizers must apply for the 10 b application process and also he, and from
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when the police must respond with a number of 10 b officers recommended. the second thing that it does it creates an appeals process to the san francisco chief of police so that there are concerns that the vessel community has, there's a second set of eyes and in this case we trust the chief of police will look at this and decide what level of security is appropriate. then, the last piece which is very important it creates a data collection process to the san francisco entertainment commission so that we can understand how it is that these events are being operated, have been managed and how security is working out. i want to lastly thinker chief of police greg suhr for support of this legislation. i also think lieut. calzone from his staff as well as officer netted for the input they provided to me and my office. in a huge thank you to the festival community for their work on this
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important piece of legislation which is really a game changer for them specifically i want to thank terrance alan who cannot be here today. i also want to acknowledge the work of other folks. guy carson is that california music and cultural association and other people's made this possible. i'm very proud of this and ask for your support >> thank you. colleagues, can we take this item bedecked rollcall >> item 21 supervisor tang aye, wiener aye, yee aye avalos aye, breed aye campos aye, cohen aye farrell aye, kim aye,
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mar aye, peskin aye. dark 11 aye >> this ordinance is passed unanimously on the first reading >>[gavel] >> item 22. item 22 motion to order submitted to the voters amenity minister goat to revise the cities paid sick leave ordinance tubers include protections for qualified employees that largely parallel recent state enactments such as healthy workplaces healthy games act of 2014 as amended and election to be held on june 7, 2016 >> can we take this item same house, same call without objection the motion is approved unanimously >>[gavel] >> item 23 >> item 23 is a ordinance lament the ministry of code to codify the single room occupancy tax forced to extend its sunset date by three years to december 31 20 team >> same house, same call? without objection this is passed unanimously on first reading >>[gavel] >> item 24 motion to confirm
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the mayoral appointment of a lonnie could a lot this to the port commission term ending may 1, 2015 2016 >> colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call. without objection the motion is approved unanimously >>[gavel] >> item 25 >> item 25 motion to reappoint william ortiz cartagena term ending generally 26 2022 the small business commission >> same house, same call? without objection the motion is approved unanimously >>[gavel] >> mdm. clerk, were going to skip over our 3 pm special orders and go to rollcall for introductions. >> mdm. pres. first to introduce rollcall is supervisor tang >> submit. >> supervisor wiener >> thank you. today i'm going
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to speak to one item and that is very tragic in memoriam for someone who's a personal friend of mine and also a neighbor. we lived on the same block. aaron wimmer. tuesday every second, karen suddenly and tragically passed away at the age of 36. he was born to parents harold and jennifer in provo utah. his formative years were spent in woodland hills provo salt lake city utah scottsdale arizona the hawaiian islands as well as california. he was very close to his siblings. christine, jasmine, and abram. he loved the theater, broadway, music, writing poetry and a piano guitar, no games, technology travel movies and many many
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other things. is a man of many interests. aaron wrote and performed plays along with siblings for his parents in the living room from a very early age. is very active in drama during high school after graduating high school he moved to orlando florida and got a job at disney world plain goofy. after orlando, he moved to new york city where he performed in a number of plays and musicals. as a poet, he created and oh said nuclear poetry from 2008-2010 in new york city. he moved to san francisco after living in new york where he continued to perform and played musicals and also writing poetry. he acted as a new conservatory theatre in the play, dear in the play, dear hardy ln., cleve jones and gotten oakleaf very well and became close with him. he performed in palo alto play legally blonde. he was a singer of the san francisco damon scores the last several years. most recently, he worked on the
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web series, old dogs, new tricks. aaron was a bright light in our community and we missed immeasurably i has many friends and family around the country. his memorial will be on march 6 and he will be greatly greatly missed in our community. erin, rest in peace. the rest i submit >> thank you. supervisor yee. >> summit >> supervisor avalos >> i have two hearing request that the results of the 2015 police and sheriffs department reporting of pedro figaro to immigration and customs enforcement. if your call, mr. figaro of was covered in a car that had been impounded and as result of contacting the police department ended up in ice cold
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for-with ice for two months. ice was looking to deport him. so, we want to make sure that this does not happen again. i do believe it was something that was very very rare and won't happen again, but it makes us really-it's important and comment upon us that the department's overfilling their mandate in the century city law and the due process for all law. chapter 12, h and 12 i respect. the second hearing will be unseeded opponents in general and how their fulfilling center at city needs to make sure that proper training, proper language access, to make sure people are aware of the services they are receiving. what is being offered and what their rights are with our departments. so, the second hearing i schedule have after the first hinted we
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won't have them the first day but the first hearing will be focusing on the sheriff and police department measures to make sure that the incident that happened to pedro figaro does not happen again. the rest i will submit >> thank you. president breed peter always, today at two in memoriam's. i like to adjourn today's meeting in honor of two community members of district 5. the first person is mr. josé crosby. he was born on josé crosby. he was born on november 16, 1926 in illinois. he passed away on january 29, 2016 at the san francisco veterans affairs medical center. he arrived in oakland at the age of 28 after a paralyzing injury in the korean war. he was paralyzed along his right side and could not raise his right arm above his shoulder. veterans visors at the department of employment encouraged him to enroll in
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cosmetology school but he never fully regained the ability to lift his right arm. to work at the school told him physically. by the 1950s, he opened his first salon in the western addition. though he faced public ridicule when he began, word of his talent quickly spread. he catered to both residents and celebrity icons them a most notably, billie holiday, the richard, james brown, nina simone and many others could his styles were irregularly figured in every magazine. was known for his charm, his style, and he could be easily recognized with his trademark derby and cape. in his later years mr. crosby moved to the midtown park apartments. where he lived over the past two decades. he will be remembered internationally as a trailblazer and is a dapper man of incredible talents. he is survived by his
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children, emma, kim, peter, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. the second person i would like to honor the rev. dr. james knoll was born on january 1, 1948 in queens new york. he passed away on he passed away on january 31, 2016 after his battle with cancer. he received his bachelor of arts from the university of california berkeley in 1969. he then went on to earn his masters of divinity degree from san francisco theological seminar seminary in 1975. in 19 9 a phd from the graduate theological union as a dedicated advocate and educator in african studies, o noble established a satellite campus of the san francisco theological seminary where he taught classes and about
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poverty and osgood for over 20 years he served as pastor of new liberation presbyterian church in san francisco. he'll be greatly missed by the community, his friends, and his family. he is succeeded in death by his wife, diana, his children, michelle, kea, daniel, and amanda. and seven grandchildren. colleagues, the rest estimate >> thank you. supervisors because >> campos >> colleagues, i have one item to you as we know the voters of the san francisco this past november passed proposition j which created historic preservation fund. the ordinance past with a 60% approval rate. right now in
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response to the voters approval, the office of small business is working hard to amend the first of its kind program. however, because the opposite issue of staff is not been able to do active outreach to businesses, nonprofits, that i should benefit from the program but the voters created. the challenge also includes providing direct assistance to businesses throughout the process of applying so that they have are actually registered as a legacy business and that they can also benefit from the program from the creation of the fund at the voters passed. bottom line, the office of small business does not have right now the capacity to receive applications to the legacy business registry, and so to allow the small business -office of small business to other resources that it needs, we would have to provide them a full-time person to full increment the business program and again the goal of this
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program is to preserve long-running businesses in san francisco that are integral parts of the business corridor of every neighborhood. so, to assist in the implementation of what the voters passed, today supervisor peskin and i are introducing a budget supplemental. amen looks to the salary ordinance to create a new position in the office of small business and to fund that position until the regular budget cycle, which we going to shortly. the supplemental also includes seed funding for this for preservation fund to allow building owners that house legacy businesses to apply for an annual grant when they send a 10 year lease to those businesses. let me just say that i know that in my district alone there are number of businesses that are actually waiting for this funding to be available so they can actually benefit from the fund was
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created by the voters. for these businesses it's a matter of life and death. if they can benefit from the program they can stay open. if they cannot, they are likely to close. so, colleagues, ask for your support. the rest i submit >> thank you. supervisor cohen >> i have a simple announcement to bring to your attention. i just wanted knowledge supervisor breed and i agree hosting our annual black history month cultural experience.. it's going to be this thursday, february 21 6 pm--90. everyone is welcome to join us. we will have great talent, entertain us and will also have food, which we provided by the finest african-american restaurants in san francisco. specifically district 10 and five. as well as african-american entertainers and a little special thing
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that will bring you back, whiskey tasting. that's right. about to turn it up ladies and judgments or you don't want to miss it up. yorty have 500 rcts and this is definitely where you want to be thursday evening. the rest i submit >> thank you. supervisor farrell >> 52 items today. first resolution homelessness continues be the top of our minds here at the board i think everywhere across the city of san francisco. it does get lost in some of these discussions of how we are working to support those who successfully exited on with this and working to get on their own 2 feet in the path of self-sufficiency. one of the solutions we talk about the board is only in the upcoming budget season will be talking more about his round career has been as early education. we all know the power of education and the impact it can have on people. weasley, can be housing partnership approach my office about an issue for the homeless
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youth there serving inside of district to a king edward ii housing project within individuals trying to gain an education and, let me know about a federal program which will income housing tax credit you successfully juggle properties and housing individuals for family expressing homeless and also mentioned a flaw in the program that having unattended conferences making going to school for these individuals more time-consuming and costly effort. the federal program is a role known as the student will that says that was intended to prevent funds for youth to construct the ones that prevent college students who often a temporary low income from utilizing resource meant for individuals and families with more serious issues. in san francisco we currently have 120 641 housing units funded through this tax credit program. in $2000 including king edward ii they brought to my attention nine of
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the 11 back to school want be in school full-time but they can't do it because you're limited by these federal rules set forth in the grant program. preventing access to full-time education is a huge mistake for my perspective for anybody let alone people trying to get back on their own 2 feet and better themselves through education. he delays formerly homeless youth from advancing and getting out of support and housing projects. san francisco and really developing what we talked about quite a bit. thankfully, sanders lincoln and portman republican and democrat have been introduced legislation owns the housing for homeless students act coul at congress and to fix this flaw in the program. the changes will allow students to experience were recently expressed homelessness to make sure their backs into affordable education as well as housing at the same time. it is a bipartisan bill that is building a lot of momentum. to them i'm introducing a
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resolution to support this up at congress but does that right here in our neighborhood. san francisco. secondly, i do have an in memoriam today unfortunately. from frederick keith. here in san francisco he was becoming surgeon and major in biology at st. mary's graduated 1986. he had a larger calling howard he ends up flying and wanted to serve his country. i want to knowledge keeps sister, believe rebecca is here in the audience as well as his friends from st. mary's, tom o'connor and mark homer can. as a bit of background he joined the u.s. army in 1990 225. he began a black hawk or pilot and instructor for the army. he traveled to iceland, south korea, afghanistan and iraq it is transferred to the u.s. air force continue his flying career. they shift into a number of horrific horror war
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zone. he saved hundreds of american lives. he did seven tours in iraq and afghanistan find to rescue motions when soldiers were pinned down by the taliban and others. through hundreds and hundreds of missions into enemy fire saving otters soldiers but civilians as well. amazing some of these background as many of you know my father was an air force pilot as well but keith i should say major-was ordered to distinguish flying crosses with dollar and one to week period. one of his childhood friends said it best. i distribute the past today's saying goodbye to a great thing. as the great calvert of character he visited he left american hero, husband, father or brother and friend to so many. he's a decorated helicopter pilot in the air force did seven tours. finding two unthinkable situations to save lives of soldiers and civilian. he downplayed doing his job was part of a small
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part of a much larger effort. keith was larger than life from day one answer make people were grateful for his friendship and honor to call my friend. ultimately ptsd real monster cookies from this world. his sacrifice our armed forces and were are enormous and really do deserve so much more attention and respect than they received. he was a hero in every sense of the word and obsolete selfless individual and spent his entire career risk his life for others. he survived by his wife dawn and son matthew, daughter lillian and sisters rebecca and janine and to me friends to come. some of the friends are in the audience a him i thank them for being your. again, a deep condolences for your loss and the rest i submit >> thank you. supervisor kim >> submit >> supervisor mar >> that bell is distracting
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but i want to ring a reign of your couple items quickly. colleagues, after several years of work thank you nicholas were open or richmond district 10 at the community center this week. please join us at the housing committee and myself for another food music and fun. the richmond districts opening reception is thursday separate 25th from six-8 pm her new location at the park methodist church on geary boulevard across from cheap beads framing store. light refreshments and a short program. thank you so much to joseph smoak and diane for organizing the event. please join us. also, please join my office tomorrow as we honor a number of youth leaders from the richmond district and their families. the perception my office from five-7 pm on wednesday. willie honoring young people for empowering the neighborhood, serving food with the richmond district
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neighborhood center and the richmond senior center delivering meals to isolated seniors in the neighborhood and also lots of the washington high school leadership doing a lot of our community cleanup throughout the neighborhood. also, in our office is a bunch of environmental art from message in a bottle which is organized by the foundation and an number of artists with a sustainable stuff they picked up on the beach and plastic garbage, as well but they use that to make art. join us for the youth reception and check out the art in our office. also, usually supervisor or president breed are setting every year the russian festival but this year is the 20th annual and i think the theme is the russians are not coming. they are already here and there's always that the russian speaking population through the richmond district and throughout the city. on friday, the opening is at 6 pm. it's going all the way through sunday. amazing food, from all the different russian speaking communities. ever popular
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vodkas. also lots of musicians will be performing including the-from since from st. petersburg where kraut krieger ford will parking is across the street from the festival is ada accessible good for more information russian festival center also, join me in my office in our neighborhood including the richmond district on saturday could start committee clean events. it's kicking off at washington high school and thanks to mr. washington high school in the youth leaders for always organizing such a great contingent. six and 32nd ave. there's also a gigantic recycling event in district on that ocean beach as well at. to participate you have to call in by friday week you are big and
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recycled events, big junk and other stuff. the number is 415-330-1300. you have to call in before friday 1 pm for more information as a public lastly, the service organization that sponsored the coalition of san francisco pathways initiative. it's going on the third annual one. the three mega naturalization workshop at the bill graham civic auditorium in our city beginning at 9:30 am on saturday. join merely, myself i believe the number of colleagues will be there as well. this is a legal permanent residents and immigrants apply for citizenship but it's also a lot of other verses and connections made by the immigrant rights movement and organizations there. more information is up the rest i will submit >> thank you. supervisor peskin >> today i'm asking for a hearing on overall safety in san francisco. with the recent collapse of a train in newark city that killed five people
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and the proliferation of trains that brought the city the housing office and infrastructure production is an all-time high good particular, most dense neighborhoods. i would like to have a hearing to a value weight monitoring inspections and reporting and enforcement of crane safety in the city identify the procedures that the city has in place to protect safety of our workers the general public. the rest i will submit >> thank you mdm. pres. >> it is now past 3:30 pm and it's time for our 3:30 pm commendations. i know that we have a lot of folks in the room that we plan to honor today. in honor of black history month. i'm excited for the state. today, we are going to have supervisor cohen preside over the commendations and each member of the board will have up to 5 min. to make comments and allowed their honorees to
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make comments in return. we will be going in the water of rollcall. we will be going in the order of rollcall. and we will actually start with supervisor peskin and return to the order of rollcall after supervisor peskin does his commendation first good supervisor peskin >> thank you. colleagues, i'm delighted to honor a very special friend >> i'm sorry. supervisor cohen 20 preside over this and make opening remarks and then returned to you. >> thank you everybody for your patience. >> we have to set the tone so we know why we are here. it's good to see you. happy black history month. you applaud >>[applause] >> applause, celebrate,
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recognize-thank you mdm. pres. good afternoon everyone. each day we should remember and highlight the congressman's of african-americans, but we have a special month the month of february only particularly under the significant contributions made by african-american people not just in this country but across the entire world. we pay homage to all those who fought for racial justice and equity and equality and we also have an opportunity to recognize those that are still fighting with us and for us. now, what we have made several significant advances as a culture, because of the hard and diligent work of those shoulders do we stand on, you must really continue to uplift the african-american community in the fight for justice never forget what it took to get to where we are today. the black lives matter movement in recent years has elevated the conversation
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around the current struggle for civil rights and protections of black lives in our country. but there have also been many constant voices of strength and struggle for years. today we have come to organize ourselves into a father and uplift the unique of karshmer's commissioners and commitment to community and courage of african-americans in san francisco make and face-african americans in san francisco have made in the face of historic and current racial and economic adversity. now, whether they are small businesses entrepreneurs doctors, one nonprofit leaders were community activist, their contributions are of the most of the utmost importance to our dance and in this city. today, we celebrate you. we celebrate and lift up each honoree. will be receiving what about each honoree will be receiving a free
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one-year membership to the african-american historical and cultural society and this is courtesy of al williams and the society. so, today- >>[applause] >> today we will go back and start with supervisor peskin and will follow peskin by supervisor tang did mr. peskin >> thank you. colleagues on delighted to honor a very special friend today. somebody i've known for many many years. who actually missed his regular schedule thursday evening church outing with his wife this afternoon to literally bring in my appointment as the newly elected district 3 supervisor. byron, is a 2626 year veteran cable car operator who recently became the six time world champion cable car bell ringer, edging out the reigning champion with a flick
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of the wrist last year at the 52nd cable car bell ringing contest. we are extremely proud of iconic san francisco cable cars that grace many of the hills of the northeast corner of san francisco and bring in hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. but i'm particularly proud of the operators of that rolling stock and the experience that they give visitors and residents alike. the way, byron and his colleagues treat people on that cable car is the most welcoming wonderful thing good if you have not experienced it, go get on the california street cable car in the morning when there's just a handful of tourists and hundreds and hundreds of residents going to work. byron knows every single one of their names. they look forward to seeing him every moment. it is really truly the san francisco experience. he also represents
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his brothers and sisters at the transport union a union that i highly respect. he brings his signature sense of humor and gregarious nature to the rolling rails of the cable cars could i always enjoy riding with him even though he happens to be an la dodgers fan. but he still manages to elicit jokes and laughter from every early morning san francisco commuter and i had my picture taken with him on the cable car with that blue of his, and i still got elected. with that, i just want to thank byron for his service it is my honor to welcome him and his wife and had a late dodgers in his open you can defend the title in 20 secure
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ladies addendum, the one and only mr. byron cobb. >>[applause] >> >> i'm sorry but you talk about the even-odd year for
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your agenda. let me give you a little history about the dodgers and the giants. i think they left in 1958-59 and luckily the giants to the long straw so they got to stay here. otherwise, the giants would be in la. thanks to my grandfather to mr. baseball in florida he give us all different hats. my sister, my cousin we all got different hats. i just happened to end up with a dodgers hat. if i got the giants hat i would've been a giants fan. thank god. but as i was--it took what the odd-even you. i told to these two giant fans i see one really look at what's more to the story. it's been a lot of years since the even-audit your and you do not win them. that's odd to say about the giants, but i really appreciate mr. peskin and
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appreciate your voice supervisors. like you said, we try to have fun on our job. we try to make it an experience for all the taurus. we don't want them going back to wherever they come from all over the world and saying they're bad experience good we do have one-2% of the guys, not people, persons. we make up for those guys. they don't quite have that skill. so, i want to thank all of you giants fans and i want to thank all the board of supervisors and my friend mr. peskin. thank you. >>[applause] >> mr. cobb, mr. cobb your words were nice but we really want to hear the bell. we want to hear that award ringing bell.
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>> really jamaat >>[bell ringing >> thank you. >>[applause] >> we are off. you heard about. next up will hear from supervisor tang >> thank you. i was wondering with the spell came from the
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museum? that's a hard one to talk. today is my honor to welcome up to our board chamber mr. sanford johnson. come on up. >>[applause] >> welcome to city hall. as many of you know it's no secret i'm a huge fan of taking care of our animals, cats and dogs. san francisco, so for my honor for district for i decided to honor someone who has since 24 run the sunset had survived in the sunset district on noriega street. since then, mr. johnson has focused on high-quality dyes and natural supplements to hope has a better and longer lives. enter his shop sanford has been able to mentor and train many young people in sales and customer service. he
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is also the owner of one of the first professional dog walking services in san francisco, which is called tales of the city dog walking, and they been in operation since 1993. a fun fact. he's pretty sure that it is the only dog walking service to be mentioned they-in his column. so, it's really obvious to all of us in the sunset community that sanford said huge animal lover results hundreds of dogs, cats, rats and to joe's under forever homes to pet adoption and seemed sanford at community festivals is out there with doggie treats and many people i know a lot of visiting his booth. sanford businesses help devise or other noriega version corridor and he was there before it became the hot new place to be in san francisco. before please like -anyone came along sanford was
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that. he's helped bring excitement and community to that area. he is one of the founders of the ocean beach music and arts festival, which is now one of her most popular events in the district. helps organize the uncle salty show which provides family currently live music on sunday afternoons. in addition to providing a vital service to the community, sanford is also active in community service. disorganized beach cleanups and work as a skipper with a taylor's as part of the bay area association of disabled sailors which provides recreational and competitive sailing for people with physical disabilities. sanford is in our outer sunset with his partner debbie and and jordan and were lucky to have them as a part of our community. he's one of those sunset characters. so it's an incredible honor to recognize you today. thank you for taking time out of your busy day, running the business community city hall. >>[applause]
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>> would you like to say a few words? >>first of all, i like to thank you supervisor speaking for the accommodation. and i like to think all of my fellow recipients collectively. if the work that we all have done to make this a great place to live. so, thank you. >>[applause] >>wonderful good on this
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presentation is going to come from supervisor wiener >> thank you. colleagues, today i the privilege of honoring britney-for black history month. if britney could come up? colleagues, as many of you know britney is a regional government relations director for the american heart association. she collaborates with local government entities the committee stakeholders to make system-level policy change and ensure that everyone has access to healthy by style choices and decent healthcare. of course, barry somers of the sport including myself and supervisor cohen mar and others that the pleasure of working with britney on various issues including the soda tax, tobacco
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21, e cigarettes and various other issues of critical importance to the health of all of our communities. in addition to improved individual and community all, the goal of britney's work is to demonstrate the importance and feasibility of health policy intervention at the local level. as an example at the federal and state policymakers. beyond organizing and advocacy britney volunteers of the curriculum cochair to the new leaders council in oakland and organization committed to training progressive clinical on maneuvers. she's an adventurous traveler as well. having visited brazil, burma, italy angola and many places in between. any uses are global perspective to shape and guide the way that she translates the parents that connect us, the social and health needs of those portable communities the role of government help to act with intention when it comes to improving health outcomes. through her work at the american heart association and
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the new leaders council britney is a terrific example what it means to pave the way for the next generation of leadership. bernie, i would say it's been a real pleasure to work with you on so many different health issues and you're one of those people where you not only have incredible knowledge base, but you have the confidence to be able to work with some very difficult casts of characters sometimes and to make sure that we are really on a good path. so, i'm appreciative of all your work in partnership and is my pusher to honor you and reckon as you today. so, thank you very much. >>[applause] >>thank you for this honor. it's incredible to receive a commendation for my hometown and be recognized for the work that i'm doing. growing up in
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san francisco i grew up in the fillmore, and i also attended private gold for high school in the heat and i really balance between two spaces. learn very quickly a people can walk the same streets, rising buses, shop at the same stores, but be completely divorced from the experience of other people living within 10 blocks away from. very early on i knew that even not miss a vocabulary to articulate it i knew i wanted to be an advocate for others because i saw that access and opportunity were sometimes worth more than matter or simply working hard. the work that i do is a supervisor wiener said, essentially translating experiences. athena picture for people in power who may have never experienced poverty, hunger, discrimination, police surveillance, job rejection, or fractured education system. public health sits at the
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intersection of all the social injustices. it feels kind of ridiculous sometimes in all honesty to have to use bicultural language to capture injustice marginalization but this is the work i'm committed to and i want to show people that their neighbor, their janitor, persons serving them at a café might be standing beside him but they're relegated by design to exist but need them. i think that tragedy like the water sources in flint michigan cement this and are understood. >>[applause] >> i'm grateful for the opportunity to revive political education committee stakeholders and decision-makers alike. so that folks learn how to navigate and disrupt the system. many times we don't understand just because people are not using the same vocabulary as us work in public policy doesn't mean they don't know therefore weren't healthy the reason for the property or poor health is largely systemic. i want to close by saying i'm really
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grateful to receive this,, especially during black history month. it's a really big on her and us supervisor cohen black lives better every month of the year not just black history month. but so does lack health. >>[applause] so does lack health. look forward to continued opportunities to work with all of you towards that end. thank you for this recognition. >>[applause]
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>> thank you. congratulations, again. >>[applause] >> next, supervisor yee >> san francisco has really a lot of great schools and i just happened to have one of the gems in san francisco. in district 7. in this gem at a school there are a lot of great educators and there happens to be a gem of an educator in this gem of a school in san francisco. so, as a former educator and a board of education member, i am proud to honor this very special educator. his name is mr. j taylor., on altered, , come on
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up >>[applause] >> as you can see has a lot of fans. it served as a student advisor at the alice alternative school for over 20 years. pretty much since alice started. he is one of the reasons why alice is a national blue ribbon school. jay doesn't ring eight table carvalho, but i'm sure he's no stranger from ringing bells and blowing whistles at the alice bonior. j not only counsels the students in academic's but also in character development and conflict resolution. his work on peer mediation program
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teaches young men and women how to resolve conflicts constructive. jay has a natural ability to connect with both youth and he has a very special gift for encouraging those that are at risk. as a shrunk black male role model, he shepherds the black student union had alice one you could just create a safe-helix create a safe engaging in support of space where students can grow together in the community. he guides the black student union not only to service his own members but also organize service projects that benefit the entire school community. he also champions the atlantic program at the alice-. thanks-
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this is a k it's good. thanks to j's leadership the school has produced a record number of student athletes, including-and get this-aagain this is a small k-800 including a number of number one right goals by sculpting three years in a row. >>[applause] >> j taylor is not only an educator and advisor but a mentor to so many both inside and outside of the school. he is an adult was earned the trust of many students and advocate for social justice and greater equity and equality for all. someone who advocates on behalf of this greater community. you know, as you know alice is a dual language school. jay, i'm sure in 20 years has picked up a word or two in chinese. so, when you make your statements, i have to remind you this is an inward speaking crowd. i'm really honored and proud to recognize him today for over two decades
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of humble and courageous leadership, which is paved the way for future generations of leaders. thank you, mr. taylor. >>[applause] >> thank you. thank you supervisor yee and all the supervisor. this is definitely an honor to receive this award appreciate all the people that are supporting me here, which i really think that this award is for. it's for them because they supported me through all my years at alice through all my community endeavors. my family here also. so, it really is just a special testament to say someone else noticed. they give me all the thank you's, the knowledge moves and everything, but it's good that supervisor yee was able to acknowledge that also. i truly appreciate and i'd like to say thank you to all of you. i did want to
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read a poem from one of my favorite authors next thing that at the end. but let me start. black. one word that can silence a room. threatened a crowd. determine the life. what why must we prove our existence ? our voices are supposed to be the loudest, but how, we were constantly silenced? when we speak up we are minimize. having to fight for the privilege where others are just handed it. i look around my white world trying to write my own story. but it seems that it is already been written for me. am i just supposed to conform to fit the story? everyone around me can empathize with each other, how can you empathize with me when the shoe that i walk in and can't fit you? just because you can read
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about my life in a book, it doesn't make up for the mile he did not walk you get a trophy at the end of your journey. whereas, i get scarred and damaged fee. i walk to journeys. i've had to understand to lives. but some will always only have to understand one. until my black world can be seen by the white world, i will always be on to journeys. >>[applause] >> so, that is what my favorite authors because that was my daughter my 16-year-old daughter, cory. so, thank you. >> i like to invite your family to come up.
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>> >>[applause] >> that supervisor presented his supervisor avalos. >> thank you. what a call up having bogus kevin bogus. so, i want to spend this moment to
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recognize someone who's been a core part of my office work in district 11 in the organizing happening in district 11. my office has spent a lot of time working with you many groups to develop a voice of people in my district and kevin bogus has been a big part of that especially through community united for help and justice. he is also a common advocates for children and youth, where he is the current director of policy number. prior to that he was the director of youth organizing , and also an organizer with smack, student making a change. who's doing a lot of work at city college level. what are the guiding principles of common advocates the people most impacted by an issue or problem should be the ones were involved to make that change. kevin has been a big part of that making sure young people
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can be part of making changes in their environments to places where they go to school, and places where they were. he is been instrumental in helping students organize around ethnic studies here in san francisco. he's also been a big part of black lives matter and really the leadership of black youth in the city. most recently, he's been involved with my office in the community effort around getting for the housing developed in district 11 and actually impart district 7 as well. through his efforts and the efforts of the community united for health and justice. we've been able to secure commitment from the mayor's office of housing to develop housing at the upper balogh park station it was looking at mission street in no way be huge efforts to raise to 1%
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affordability housing at the balboa reservoir. it's a heavy lift, but with kevin is involved in doing is making sure voice of committee members are part of that process. i am proud of his work and the work he does in district 11 link black, brown, and agent unity which i believe is essential ingredient to people driven social change. san francisco and around the world. prior to working at coleman advocates for children and youth, kevin has worked at black youth vote in atlanta. as well as he led the morehouse university embassy international chapter. is also studied at city college, where he graduated in 2004 after attending the good marshall my school and he served as the student body president and coordinator of students serving students a
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peer mentoring program at city college of san francisco. it can be expressed how important the peer mentoring program is at city college of san francisco for many students of color and especially african-american students who feel that there is an on-off support for them to get through city college and having a peer resource program is essential to the success of many students to graduate from city college were to go on to four-year universities as well. so, kevin has not just been paving the way for the next generation. he is the next generation. of african-american leadership. kevin, congratulations. >>[applause] >> yes, i'd like to thank you supervisor avalos all the other supervisors here today. for this honor and recognition. this is also my five year
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anniversary at coleman advocates for children and youth , so it's a special month for me. at coleman, we were to make sure education in san francisco is working for all students. i was a especially black students . i feel real honor to work there and have some of our members and staff as well as my family here today. a shout out to all of you and all the work that everyone who fights for black families in black youth in san francisco good i guess i just want to say that they take this opportunity to say as someone who grew up here, went to public school here, the school system is still really failing our students and families and we collectively need to put all of our hands on deck to support make sure our students are getting the most high-quality education possible that earlier today a bunch of students at lowell high school, some black students in the committee walked out of school because it has to do with racism in their school. a lot
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of the work we do at coleman is about how do we put the power in the hands of the students and parents of the school to do with these issues and make sure things like this don't happen. the same thing happening in the street the compensatory but the kids being shot and killed. the murders not been held accountable. some here to say thank you to for this award and i should continue to be our allies and champion on this issues and look at the issues black families are facing and support in solving the issues we are dealing with. thank you. >>[applause]
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>> congratulations, kevin. >>[applause] >> the next presenter is president breed >> i am so excited to be here. a lot of great honorees today and i want to call up my honoree for today, tyrone and the folks of greenstreet. can you guys come up to the podium, please? >>[applause] >> i'm excited to under greenstreet today because greenstreet has done some incredible work in the western addition. many of the staff numbers are longtime western addition residence, and i am especially especially proud of able to make it your today. greenstreet was founded in 2010
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by residents of public housing wanted to create jobs and develop workforce skills good although, it's official mission is to bring recycling and compost into housing developments and small businesses, it also strives to lift up invisible communities of low income population. one of the main projects about which is why we're honoring greenstreet today, that they worked on was recently was buchanan market tyrone and i remember when buchanan malt used to be this amazing place that we all used to hang out, and it was a time when we were young and we experienced sadly a lot of violence at buchanan malt. first, a lot of folks would hang out, listen to music, hang out on mcallister near -and then sadly when we started to lose so many of our young people in the community, it was
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a place that no one wanted to hang out. no one wanted to walk through. they have brought a new life to buchanan malt. last year, there was funding approved to support this project and i know a number of people came together to make this possible but i do i think my colleagues because the money that we approved is what helped to infuse the dollars necessary in order to get this project done. if you've buchanan malt recently, especially at night buchanan located between growth and the street, you see lights. you see life. you see people. it's really inspiring. it's been cleaned up. this new signs and new light. there is a new gardens and a seating area. through a collaboration between queen street, citizens of, the trust for public land and exploratorium the community and nearby residents got a say on how they wanted to see buchanan's call improve. not
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only that emerson greenstreet's work hand-in-hand with citizen to audio record stories within buchanan malt come assuring their living experiences in the western addition you can listen to those stories in the domes that were created in the mall. it's a great way to celebrate black history month but more poorly, it's a great way to make sure the next generation of young people who work in our community know our history might know about the people who live there and remember the past so that we can basically do better on number of challenges in artistic a lot of mistakes in the past. if we don't know our history, we don't know where we came from, we are doomed to repeat that. they have brought a new life to the western addition to this project and i'm so proud. they put their heart and soul into this project. a lot of hours.
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working with elderly folks to get their story. i know that was a challenge. somewhat. also, working with young people and just really going door-to-door, hand in hand in bringing the community out and we had a big kickoff last year, it was a beautiful sight to behold. the people of all ages, folks are used to live in the western addition, people that still live there, coming out and breaking bread. people who live next door to each other for 10 years and didn't know who their neighbors were. this project has reunited our community and brought so many amazing people together i'm so proud of the work that you've done and i like to give them an opportunity to speak. i know tyrone is the operations supervisor for greenstreet. we have a number of folks here today. i want about randolph lee, roger baylor, shannon watts, shannon erwin, fatima harrison, i know sophie from citizen film is here. and other
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members of the design task force. the ponte bouldin and ms. jackie henderson. thank you, thank you, thank you all for being. ladies and gentlemen, the district 5 commendation goes to greenstreet for their amazing work in the western edition community. >>[applause] >>i want to thank supervisor breed and all of the guys who made a collaborative effort. we would not have been able to push that make this dream a reality for the residents of our community. we started this effort was to give a job opportunity to people like myself who it struggles, within
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who the criminal justice am trying to find a way to get back on track. what we have done since then this created a sustainable business model and took this to our neighbor to be a part of making a change that we want to see. to begin an mall area that london speaks of, unfortunately one of the guys participated in some of the negative activities that took place there that made it unsafe for our to go there, it's really emotional thing. it's really humbling experience to be here today with the rest my team members and able to connect summary like a bonding with his henderson were all residents of the same complex be able to bridge that gap to be able to find employment opportunities for people of our community and have people our community come back outside again embrace the community and really understand that green streets is at the forefront of
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making sure that we not only talk it but walk it. we are people of that community and we want to see these changes take place. also, we, downplay the positive, being a collaborative effort like lennon mention. trust republican parks and recreation exploratorium, citizen film for the footage to committee residents took place every thursday at the african-american arts and cultural center where committee members were able to come in, sit down and have their voices heard. we made sure we push that to the community they have to get your voice is heard because so many times things are done in our neighborhood and people don't get an opportunity to be at the meeting or sit at the table and feel important and they see things in the neighborhood becomes a disconnect. not only do have the negativity but the thing supposed to take place that are supposed to great crop positive energy don't. it's a huge effort to have that especially at a time when we come from a neighborhood where just the day before yesterday summary was murdered the driveway of mcdonald's that
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evening was another shooting that took place were somebody was shot also. this is what we live with every day. we just want to be a part of the change. it covers like these that allow us to be able to not only create jobs that are duties but also save lives. so, thank you. >> thank you. >>[applause] >> supervisor campos
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>> i want to thank supervisor cohen and pres. breed for all the work they do in putting this celebration, recognition together, but also the celebration that will take it on in today's. thank you for your work. it's my honor to call upon the amazing person. i saw him coming in. i think using the back mr. gregory will please come on up. >>[applause] >> it is indeed, my honor to recognize as the honoree for district 9 emma if you can please come up to the podium, don't be shy-mr. gregory who is
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an artist whose work has originally focused on positive and truthful representations of black, brown, and white people here in the city and county of san francisco. actually, abroad as well. in the winter of 2010, mr. gregory began photographing homeless veterans doing so at night to give them a positive self-image of themselves and to also advocate for them. during this time, mr. gregory would ride his bicycle from his home in the mission district. he would ride to the tenderloin where he would walk through at late hours at night, befriending and photographing homeless veterans and nonveterans alike. mr. gregory is actually a veteran of the u.s. navy himself, and over time he met gilbert lovato, who is a veteran of the united states marine corps, with whom
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he would grade the san francisco veterans mural project. veterans alley, which they created in 2011. veterans alley is a russ roots based committee merle project where us military veterans paint their stories through murals on the walls of an alley in the tenderloin district. the project has room to include the entire community where many residents of both house and on house have taken part in the many art projects created in veterans alley today. through this project, mr. gregory has both engaged and honored the memory of african-american veterans such as creating a mural honoring one of america's first african-american queen berets mr. bruce blackmun. mr. gregory's work is greatly influenced by the mission district raised in a proud
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residence for many years. my office actually first worked with mr. gregory was advocating for homeless veterans the mission community to ensure the absolute that accessing services that those services were available to them. it also creates in our work with young black brown and poor white youth in the mission. mr. gregory is a contributor to local newspaper. so we want to thank you for that and really appreciate reading what you've written for the newspaper. district supervisor, i'm proud to have you in my district. i'm honored and appreciative of the great work you do. not only for veterans, but for homeless or poor people in the city and county of san francisco. your artist your advocacy, your artistry makes it even a valuable member of our community and today as were so pretty in black history month, it's truly my honor to recognize you for everything
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you've done for the city and county of san francisco. and as the honoree for black history month per district 9, amos rectory. gregory. >>[applause] >> it's so funny because at times in my life i've been a tiger that made notorious sometimes. i've written so many things when sony walls with so many different communities. i say a lot of things. i say a lot of things that i write a lot of things but i think one thing that i've said when i first started photographing gilbert lovato, history name was gabriel, our interview of the day. he was a homeless that they lived on the streets along, living on the street 15 years. i said gave, i'm going to make
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you famous. all these people walking all over you they're going to know your name. rabbinic rate this project is going to be called veterans alley. i just want to say today, thank you to mr. gilbert lovato emma gabriel, archangel for the pay for all the stories of the last five years. i thought you so many people, so many families both house and on house. gabriel, although all of them, was the very first one but the courage to to beginning his story. thank you. >> well, thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you mr. gregory. and thank you for what you do. >> veterans alley is a mural
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project and it was this lady longtime resident. her name was bwana and choose what they call a black irish. just as black hair and she came out because she saw us who are doing our first couple murals in the street was traditionally called shannon alley which reflected the irish in the neighborhood could she said, honey, i don't think you know what you're doing but you're going to have to call the street veterans alley. so that's how we got our name from her. veterans alley is actually shannon street amount which is located in the tenderloin district between
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taylor and jones. it's open to the public 24-7 it is greater for the community. thank you. >> thank you. >>[applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, i'm going to make in the next presentation to two outstanding men. first, the first man i'm honoring his mr. jim queen. he's dedicated his life to the advancement of our community and society is all. mr. jeff queen, please come up to the podium. >>[applause] >> i'm not done, mr. since 1960s, mr. quinn has been a leader for social and i come up just. is the founder and director of the center for strategic planning mr. queen is been on many task force and advisory boards throughout the years, including the san francisco unified school district community school
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system, kamal justice council, juvenile probation commission and the headstart parent policy counsel. he also founded the real alternatives program also known as rap where he was able to work to change the juvenile justice system who initiated committee representation juvenile court. it's a famous program still in existence. mr. queen-go ahead see-is to queen has influenced hundreds of use to begin and maintain a path of positivity and success with his work. he is an advisor and mentor for the east mission united youth organization with mentors at youth in self-determination and empowerment, the ability to understand social and economic issues in low income committed ladies and gentlemen i present to you, jim queen. >>[applause] >> well i want to say thank you to my supervisor cohen for
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giving me this on. but i was sitting there today and i was thinking i feel really humbled by how beautiful the presentations made ticket isn't editing that we steer so much negativity and we don't see the kind of positivity that everybody exhibit ticket amazing. i think one thing you might want to think about is talk to the major news organizations in the city maybe profile channel 4 and all the other stations, and profile everybody that was here did i think they'll be an exxon idea and something very positive. in the spirit of black history month, one of the things i want to make clear is that with certain issues in the city that are going on right now. one of them of courses police community relations. mass incarceration. and so forth. i'm going to be working with by
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their colleagues to implement the community peace plan is a plan developed over many years to do with that particular issue. in addition one of the things we bring to the board is the issue of affordable housing and in the case of the black community, it's totally displacement as everyone knows when i got out of the marine corps and came to san francisco it was down to three presented in order to deal with this crisis, we would have to raise raise $4 billion to do that and to make a commitment to repopulating the black community up to 15%. >>[applause] >> in closing, only to knowledge my lovely wife of 46 years, esperanza. we have four children, all of masters degrees
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and own family visited one is a director at ucsf. one is a nurse. one is a child protective services worker and one works for drs. without borders. we find granted. i'm a very blessed man. thank you. >> thank you. >>[applause] >> don't go too far mr. queen. i've a certificate for you but first i want to call and recognize my second person i'm recognizing whose name is also jim goes by jim martin. mr. martin, are you here?, on up. mr. martin has been an inspirational leader in the community is more than 20 years professional spirit communication and consulting locally as well as the country
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of japan. he's been approving the bayview and are african-american committee this selfless work. he's been in the service experience includes chairperson of the redevelopment project area committee director of a community primary senior services multipurpose senior center, director of community safety for the san francisco safe and men's services and father development program for the san francisco resource center of bayview at the bayview ymca. mr. martin was also achievements are a national office represented the end of the late cp western region. this includes 19 western states. jim is also the president and ceo of california -mr. martin has been organizing the fatherhood of march and rally for the last sunday. this event was initially triggered by the continually continuing deadly youth related and other violence impacted our neighborhood mr. martin is one-mr. martin wants to continue to highlight the good in the community and provide a
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venue for bringing people to the community together. so, mr. martin, we salute you and commend you today. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you. to my supervisor melia cohen and to this board. and to my community. i consider myself, although i'm not the youth that you've seen come to this microphone today, my beginnings go back to the 60s like jim queen blood and honor to work within these communities. i'm a product of the community because back in the 60s when i was for parent to go from junior high school to high school, some great women are community went to washington dc and said, put some money in our committee so we can help our youth. they did that. the were successful. they came back and bought a lot of us together in our communities from the housing area and
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throughout the neighborhood come and they us to trips and give us a exposure to success stories that we would never have seen otherwise. those impacted by those success stories of african-american man at the phone company where they took me to who had on a three-piece suit and spoke to king's english perfectly and he knew everything about what was going on in a technical environment with the phone company and i just thought i've got to work for the phone company have got to get me one of those suits. from that point, that gentleman became a role model for the community became my future. my inspiration because the were not those people reached out to give me a new exposure i would not be where i am today. i know i'm proud-i've had audience
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with the chief of-president of the united states conducted a consultant to three different international three different weight nations in this work at consultant for fortune 500 companies and i've been the head of civil rights operations throughout the western united states. i am very pleased to be here to say that i don't feel guilty about being boastful about that because without my community, my family and my god , i would not be here. i would not have been able to achieve anything and i want to put that out as a message because the more we care, the more we share with our young people the more we teach them the more we inspire them the greater they will be. one final thing i want to say is during that time when all those women got together and bought 2-300 people one of those women was mrs.-she was one of those people who brought us all together and years
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later, almost 20 years later because of the work she did to help empower me to be a greater person, years later i was working as the director of the bayview senior services agency under the late dr. george davis. he became my role to be there to help mrs. westbrook at this he is a senior citizen. she had not been there throughout me become a better person and a better human being i would not of been there to help her as a senior citizen. thank you. >>[applause] >> congratulations mr. queen
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and congratulations mr. martin. >>[applause] >> now to some of the direct supervisor from district 2 supervisor mark befell >> colleagues, today i the honor of introducing an amazing man who is the current support george washington carver elementary school for this year's black history month that his principal emmanuel steward. we are is principal stuart? >>[applause] >> so, i've gotten opens with stuart lovett recently. he's been incidental in helping with our project will be open up the school and weekends here in san francisco carver was closed for a long time. until steward has
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embraced it. even working together and so many people around us putting together some amazing community events coming up in the near term including a car show and some other things that are joined not usually with -but principal stuart his commitment not only to the school but to the community is just unbelievable in a very personal level someone which is taken and run with it. i'm so thankful to him it just a bit of background on principal stuart. is also native san franciscan group he attended public schools here in san francisco. as of usp as a child and work in our own public school district for two decades now here in san francisco. it a masters of education administration for the principal leadership institute of berkeley. the california lemon. mr. credential. been recognized as a resource area for teacher that 2013
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outstanding hands-on science teacher of the year award. some of pictures on his wall oxley pretty cool. some build in the classroom pictures even though i think you do not knows i noticed those is the feature story this spring 2014 caution signs newsletter and for the past number of years and the principal george washington carver elementary school. his work over the last 23 years as a teacher administrator i think will reorganize the amazing work for teachers and principals do in our school district, but i think principal stewart embodies so much more than that. if somebody connections both were up in the city we known, but his commitment to our community and our city is second to none. i thank you for all you're doing and i want to say thank you and it is my pleasure, my honor, to recognize you for black history month. it cannot be a more well to serve recogso, congratulations. >>[applause]
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>> i would take too much of your time because it running. first i wasn't obedience to god. i hate talking to them my back but i see these cameras have got me. so i'm good now. i want to thank you supervisor farrell for recognizing me. and for what you do here into the san francisco board of supervisors. thank you for the honorees that you've honored here this afternoon. i think we would do the work regardless if you would on us or not. i think the people they've honored in this room are the trailblazers of the san francisco. so with that being said, i'm going to keep this again as short as possible and i'm a native san franciscan someone of yours, when affairs, to make people in the city understands the importance of all the political things
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happening within san francisco at this point in time. i am a leader-i believe in san francisco invite school district only because i stand as an african-american male in the field of elementary school principals with our only two of us 75 elementary schools. sue look at one of the short number of black men are facing some of the young people that are in our streets ran. i wanted capture them one day him, make sure they understand the importance going to school. automation they are determined not to let anything knock them off their path. without making sure that being said, thank you. my wife is here with me. 24 years of our marriage, my supervisor mike dr. carlene, thank you as our assistant superintendent, regina's or executive director, again thank you for allowing me to have this opportunity to lead the school because as a graduate
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from berkeley i didn't know i could have that opportunity and was afforded to me now going to make a difference in the community whether they-i will serve the student's year in san francisco hopefully they won't replace me or anything like that. thank you so much for your time and again you should really honor the people that were injured. people need to know the positive things going on in the city and let them know is not a whole lot of negative. this things happening the city within our community again, thank you you guys have a blessed afternoon. >>[applause] >>congratulation. mr. quinn, no
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you like having called you a young man. getting you? with that, either to: supervisor jane kim from district 6. >>i think i see my honoree in the back, brenda washington, if you would like to come up to mark she has a lot of fans as well here. before i start speaking about brenda and her amazing work, we always say here in this chamber, and also outside of chambers, back
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history is all of our history but it's american history. as i've always said, i'm a beneficiary of the legacy of african-american activists, leaders and organizers who have fought alongside progressive people of color. to make this country what our founders espoused it to be. a country with liberty and justice for all. in fact, it is always been those on the fringe, those that fight for the marginalized or virtualize themselves, that is how this accountable to the values that this country was founded upon. it is those folks who made this country more american. black history and its movement has an impact far water beyond our countries borderlines. in fact, is an international movement. whether it's the link between gandhi and martin luther king, whether it's the impact that the television images of our civil
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rights movement and seen black and white activists hosed down, beaten, attacked by dogs and the impact that had in asia and latin america and africa africa and how that led to the embarrassment of the us government the little passage the voting rights act and immigration rights act in 1965, we are all the beneficiaries of this movement in my family is here because of this movement. so, it is always an honor to recognize individuals that really epitomize what this movement means and what this means in this country. that's why i'm so honored to write as brenda washington from district 6 today. we got >> >>[applause] >> brenda is very well known in the tenderloin. attended communicant she's one of our key neighborhood leaders. she
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has really paved the way for the next generation, including myself. breaking down so many of our barriers, whether it's fighting for tenant rights, afford housing, safer neighborhoods, food justice, healthy corner stores instead of liquor stores in our neighborhood. brenda has been the face. the doorknocking. she is on our corner blocks. there is really a campaign where you won't see brenda's face in action. i got to know brenda when i went doorknocking in 2010. she showed me the neighborhood. she walked me through and then when i one she held me accountable to the very things that i ran for. not only did she hold me accountable, she decided to dig in deep herself and she works on making our neighborhood safer, stronger and healthier. she tends all our meetings. she volunteers for safe passages. she works with our tenderloin
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please station. and she works with our community leaders thought the neighborhood. she hopes to build meaningful collaboration between our residents and our small businesses, our community based organization. she fought for women only in our single room occupancy hotels were women outnumbered 4-1. to create more safe space and what is now affordable housing stock here in san francisco. she's worked to eliminate unnecessary barriers to stable housing and jobs to the fair chance act, which we passed unanimously at the board of supervisors three years ago, and has been fighting the most affordable housing creation at every opportunity. these are the policies and legislation that she stands behind and she's a part of making our reality. in san francisco. she is also one of those leaders that never seeks attention were accolades for her effort. that's all the more reason that we hold that leaders like you who seek no
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award for your commitment and your hard work in making the city little bit better and a little bit more just and a little bit more equity equitable for our residents every day. so, whether it's keeping up the jefferson hotel your home, also where most lyrically well organized buildings in the city,-i see the jefferson hotel here. or whether it's testifying at a police commission hearing the board of supervisors meeting to improve the quality of life for our children women and men who live there in the tenderloin, rhonda has tirelessly devoted herself to positive action and served all of us. so, thank you so much for being here today and for being the honoree the district 6. i am so proud to know you as you work with you and thank you so much for your work. >>[applause] >> thank you supervisors and
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everybody else could i want to thank you for honoring me for the work that i do, but i don't consider it work. if it wasn't for the need of the people i encounter every day and in my hotel in on my street i would only have half of a life. because i am with you guys, my family and my friends, my sro collaborative family, my family family, who are here and always supportive of me, i would be only half. with your support i made hole every day. i wake up and come out of my building.
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several of my notes before i get too sentimental. not too long ago i talked about different things you know people wonder especially when you get older some things that happen in your life growing up in this and that and something that's treating you to ask you these questions. well, would you guys honoring me, i'm going to dedicate my award and i don't think i'll ever be on a bigger platform to do this-i'm sorry-but i want to wander-i can do this. i can do this. i'm going to honor my sister, dolores. i'm going to tell you why.
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>> can we have your family, of your? >> yes. because my sister was always there. the things that i've learned that she-if it wasn't for her i would not be here. i would not be. so i want to honor my sister for always being there because i'm going to smile after this because you say hardship. you had a hard day. hardships. they are in our lives so we make-she would say hardship. you're not even paying attention like i taught you. you're not on the ship you're on a boat. so hold on and people fighting. that's why i want to dedicate my award for my sister because she's always been there for me. thank you. >>[applause] feature >> before folks go, i want to ask the entire central city collaborative to come up for a group photo that i failed to
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mention brenda is not justified. she is a cancer survivor. through that entire struggle you never stopped serving our community. you never stop coming to meetings. you never suck leading and serving for that entire experience. so, thank you for all of that. >>[applause] >>is the paparazzi finished?
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>> supervisor kim you can take it outside. congratulations last but not least we have supervisor from district 1 murder supervisor eric mar >> task archbishop frenzel came from a saint john hotaling african-american church,. we
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start by revealing that john cole train change my life where love supreme cannot consider actually hearted person the 70s. coltrane was so amazing good thing cause he talked about empire music without quotation often cited quoting saying i want to be a force for real good. in other words, another bad forces bringing suffering to others in missouri to the world, but i want to be the opposite force. i want to be the force just truly for good. archbishop king,, rev. mother marina came and the church uplifts people every day. the people that not only does i know from the richmond district including some of my family members, but people from all neighborhoods in the bayview
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face global gentrification archbishop king and the church was there for them. i remember going to different meetings all over the city but i want to say his leadership is incredible and exemplary ownership commitment to social justice building a legacy for african-american communities by preserving and commander promoting only john coulton music and message but also really supporting residents facing at suffering and misery by uplifting them. really quickly, i will just say also that john coltrane church has been a key force in the fillmore district. the facing some serious times right up so i am hoping people support them in their struggle to stay in the fillmore district. i also want to have knowledge that i've known the church for over 30 years raised to do the radio show right before the uplift, that ended today tuesday's noon-four at the radio 89.5 and the community. st. john coltrane african orthodox church has been there for the community. archbishop king
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served on the foreclosure committee of the naacp chapter. he's a leader in ace was used to be a computer used to fight the eviction of many many families not just in his own neighborhood but that the city including the bayview, the mission, and the neighbor. archbishop king has led fights to save market. he's a cofounder of the african-american me please place for a gym queen referenced early. his dinner organizer and leader in the coalition of movement for justice could not only for the current blacklist matter struggle but for justice for oscar rant and most recently for the justice for mario woods. evaluations from the black panther party in his 40 year history of serving the people and fighting for self-determination in our community with rev. mother arena came to mailers from the church they continue solidarity for generations of african-americans could also, he served as ambassador as people come globally to the coltrane church from all over the world to the fillmore
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district. he spreads the love and the message st. john cole train love supreme every single weekend and also expressed throughout the world to europe, asia and africa. thank you archbishop king for your unwavering commitment that on to the legacy of st. john cole train but also your legacy in supporting our communities struggle in san francisco and after archbishop king speaks, i like to ask supervisor avalos and campos can join us as well. archbishop-kin >> he's a bad man. i need a copy of that. let me first of all say praise be to god to all praise is due. in the words of john coltrane, yes it is true seek and you shall find only through him. can we know the most wondrous the stoles. pres.
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breed and to all of you would've chosen to be the servants of the people of the city and county of san francisco, which we wish you godspeed. and pray your hearts be filled with the love of truth and an undying love for the people good special thanks to you, supervisor edward mar, for looking beyond the borders of your district and finding and indulging this work that so many in the halls of power seem to easily dismiss as worthy of a crumb from the masters table. it is with mixed emotions and feelings and great appreciation and humility that receive this honor on behalf, first of all,
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to my beloved cofounder and devoted partner for 50 years, most rev. supreme mother marina sister of compassion and the whole old holy order of st. john baptist. for my pastor, rev. moneta stevens. for ministers, my chapter and rev. charter come a mother gloria the sisters of compassion. all of our friends and those that have supported us, even those that are left here in the body, but those that are here laboring selflessly to bring peace and love and affection throughout our community. it has never been our desire or our goal,
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nor our mission to make friends with those that sit in high places. though i will say that there are folks that sit in the high seeds that defended this church. this community and i am grateful for that. we look not here for friends but has been our goal to be friends of the people. which we find most often comes without reward or honor. would it be that this honor would've come sooner? i came to san francisco in 1948. we have been in the western addition since-448 years serving the people in mind-body and soak it would have come sooner than today had we not spoke truth to power concerning
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the need for san francisco police department to be answering to the community when we took the founders of the african-american police community relations board? was it that made the city blinds were unconcerned for the good of the john coltrane church continues to be committed to? or was it because he stood for justice for oscar grant and kenneth harding and brother alex and the black and brown youth that have been cut down at the hands of san francisco's so-called finest? know we cry out for justice for mario woods.
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would we have been heard or seen by the powers of this city if we had not led a fight to save marcus books? maybe it was because we shut down banks across the city who were passing out predatory loans and robbing the community, many of us don't know when we get a mortgage we don't realize that mortgages are just french for duck. super signing a death one. i rather get money from alcohol and then some of these banks. he will break your legs but these banks will break your hearts and stole the inheritance of several thousands of black and brown citizens of this community. would that the city was not blind. that for the naacp, how
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is it then that the naacp becomes our stumbling block? the instrument to remove us from this community.. how does it become a thorn in the side of the african-american community? is it true that our so-called leaders are now no more than instruments to route us up out of our communities? have the watchmen and the black man become the tools of our very enemies and the sounds that prevails in black and brown working-class communities. i would ask the question and pray for an answer. is it upon
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this noble body to be the protectors of the communities in which they been elected to serve? i think i would fall short if i didn't mention something about the plight of the coltrane community, so i so to you concerning the john coltrane global spiritual community, in our use because no churches is almost a bad word. hello. folks with her collars turned around backwards just desiring to be henchmen, lapdogs, slave chasers and who liquors, we see ourselves as a global spiritual community. the god and christ we represent is an uncompromising revolutionary. he is the first cousin to john the baptist and we know john the baptist would've kept his
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mouth shut he would still have his head. notwithstanding that we are dealing with an executive director for the west bank community and its board with clear evidence of bad faith and dishonesty intentions with the sole objective of removing us from our location. this is not a fight about rents. we have, and have had our rent money, but it's about someone having a plan to move us as the last voice of revolutionary commitment and the fillmore district. we have been held hostage under the threat of eviction and refuse to accept our money and the
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greed of time in amount. our work has suffered through the christmas season while we were being terrorized by what we sometimes call reverends and leaders. and we had not leaved and this kind of fear and indecision since september of 2014. we would have even more than what we have now. these folks have proven themselves to be enemies of the people. it is always been our goal and intention and concern to be a voice for the people and agents for social justice. in that light we are concerned for the welfare of not just john coltrane church, but the life and the welfare and future of
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the african-american population in the fillmore and throughout this great city and the black and brown communities. >>[applause] >> we find it impossible to remain silent in the face of the great crimes that have and continue to be perpetrated against black and brown and working-class communities. our fight, then, is not for storefronts on fillmore street but the focus of our efforts are to snatch back from the jaws of the filers of human dignity and rights for black come around and working-class communities to live and prosper in this city that they've given so freely of their labor and their culture. >>[applause]
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>> as i closed them i would say there should be a serious investigation of the committee center as to who owns it. what is there ambition and do they really have the right to call out the coal train church to be left from where i'm also accepting this on 2500 signatures that we received to say plainly, hands off of the coal train church. >>[applause] >> we play this award is not lost and pomp and ceremony and become like a veil without a tone, a song without a melody, but that all of you together lift your voices in harmony in
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a cry for justice. the st. john coltrane church,, the global community it was born here in san francisco, in the western addition it belongs to san francisco >>[applause] >> and you board of supervisors of the caretakers and custodians of a love supreme. let not history read and say that you allowed a love supreme to be snatched from your hands, that you, the noble members of this great body did not come together and do all that you could to save the house of a love supreme. they you didn't sleep in the middle of
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the night while you made excuses and dismissed yourselves as being relative to something that great is being snatched out of the city, i hope that you come together in one voice and see what it is you can do to protect that san francisco gave birth to and know that i am not the founder of the church. on the instrument that god used to found this church. i think god almighty for the anointed sound that leads down from the throne of heaven under the very mind of god and incarnated in one john will im culture. we noted as-wwealth and prosperity the king of compassion. >>[applause] >> i have more notes. this
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audience has been so patient. i've only been to the bathroom twice. we thank you so much. thank you for your courage, brother. thank all of you. >>[applause] >> john avalos i know you stand up for truth and righteousness. campos, and others we just thank god for you. god bless you and power to the people. >>[applause] >> thank you, archbishop and
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congratulations again. with that, everyone that brings us to the end of our commendations. congratulations to each and everyone of you. this was an amazing day of inspiration and i hope that
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this inspiration carries us to next year when we all ward-when we commence other members of the african-american community. as someone who works at the african-american complex as a director one of the things i often would say to folks part of the community is we celebrate black history 365 a year and 366 in leap year which is now. this year, we get one extra day to celebrate some of the amazing historical moments that exist in our city of more portl we have a lot of work to. it's clear that a lot of presentations here today i look forward to continuing and trying to change things for the better in our community. yes, we may be a small percentage of the population but together we are a mighty force. thank you all again for being here and we are going to continue with our agenda. >>[applause]
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>> we are going to return to local for introductions. we have one more member of the board who we need to call on for roll call for introductions. and will go toward 3 pm special orders. >> supervisor yee >> congratulations to all the recipients of today's ceremony. i have two change gears here. so, i am introducing a couple of resolutions today. the first one really is about bus safety. colleagues, is the chairman of vision and zero committee, and also as a survivor of a server accident where i was hit by a car, it is imperative and personal that as a city we do everything in our power to
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increase pedestrian safety and decrease the likelihood of accidents and fatalities. today i'm introducing a resolution to support three state bills that are being considered to address loopholes. the lack of correlation between state and local agencies, and increase safety protocols for tour buses and charter carriers. as you know, in the last year and a half or so that several incidents involving tour buses and we as a city have taken some steps to try to improve the situation could well the biggest barriers we have in trying to further improve the situation with tour bus drivers and so forth, is that much of the regulations are controlled by the state rather than locally. so, for instance, that
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union square bus accident where 20 people were injured, five critically, was an operator that it never been inspected by the chp and was not properly measured with a california public utilities commission. this is unacceptable. i mean, if the state is not going to do their work we need to do it locally because we need to keep our people safe. the tourist destination we must protect our residents and those that visit our city. by ensuring our regular tory bodies are coordinating their efforts insufficient steps to ensure all operators are following safety protocols. i want to continue to examine but we can do locally but in the meantime we must ensure state and county agencies are working together to reduce the number of tour and charter bus accidents and fatalities. sen. hill are
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stepping in the right direction. i encourage the board to support these bills. so, that is one of my resolutions i am introduced. the second one, probably in a different order that we normally do things. but today were going to be hearing-later on we'll be hearing a charter amendment inclusion of affordable housing. part of that charter amendment would allow for laws to be created by this body to further strengthen the act itself. so, the resolution making the city safe really what i'm talking about is to find a way to maximize percentage of affordable housing in a logical way so when
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urging us as a board to do is three things as we move forward with the ordinance. number one, willie to conduct a feasibility study that the board will ask for to look at what will ease the percentage we will be supporting in terms of the minimum percentage of affordable housing units. number two, once we do this we should not be doing this every year or six months or whatever. developers really want to know a time definite were stable situation will be can actually figure out their finest. so i'm asking that as we move forward with this ordinance that we look at a period of every three years or as necessary as a way to keep things moving without
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having to fear it might be moving and changing it every second. number three, the thing that people talk about and we need to address beyond the charter is this notion of grandfather. right now what i'm asking for it is in ordinance that we address this issue and give a definition to at the grandfather really means at this point. we don't have that definition. so, these are the three main points am asking is a resolution. again, to take a step ahead of the passage of the charter amendment that supervisor kim and others are introducing today. thank you. >> thank you. dear mdm. pres. there are no other members detect i'm sorry. >> supervisor yee >> i also want to state for the first resolution on the bus safety, and supporting the
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state legislation that supervisor kim is also co-authoring. >> thank you. mdm. pres. >> thank you. we have several 3 pm special orders. we are going to start with the first 3 pm special order. mdm. clerk, please call item .6-29 >> item 26-2 and comprise the public hearing interested in the computer shall permit program and the categorical exemption under the california environmental quality act or ceqa is determined by the plaintiff, dated october 22, 2015. further confirmed by the san francisco municipal transportation agency november 17, 2015. item 27 motion affirming that the commuter shuttle permit program is
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categorically exempt from environmental review. item 20 motion reversed that determination. item 29 motion director findings led to the boards disapproval of the reversing the determination. >> as we've heard earlier, cannot board meetings, to our communications, the appellant have withdrawn their appeal. which means that the board of supervisors will still need to conduct the hearing and hold public comment, but will be tabling all of these items. so, at this time unless supervisor campos is opening remarks i can open it up to public comment first. whether any members of the public comment would like to comment on this particular item to mike seeing none, public comment is close. >>[gavel] >> supervisor campos. are you here for public comment for the shadow adams are being tabled, right? at this time colleagues can we reopen public comment without objection will be open public
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comment on this item >> >>[gavel] >> please come prepared if there's any members of that would like to speak this but to item please line up to my left- you're right, my left. first speaker, please >> my name is leslie drive and organize with housing rights committee. been active in blocking the buses to bring international attention to this placement and inequality crisis is exacerbated by corporate tech giants. since then the world bank world economic summit have also recognized that tech is causing inequality in this place. i call on you to reject this program even though i know it's being tabled and whatnot could i ask that you do what we ask you to do in the first place which you implement local and state law. that says this is illegal. to find the
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buses to and $71 per stop and use that money to fund public housing and addictions defense. since the first blockade in 2013 apple has risen to become the biggest tech dodger in the will. bayliss $60 billion in back federal taxes. along with 16 billion tax cut that brings into 76 billion indeed funded education infrastructure and federal permits. to give you an idea the number is equivalent to hud's entire low moderate income housing budget at its highest level in 1970. proving this program shows a complete political failure on every level. we should all ask why her supervisors are effectively gifting our public infrastructure and 80 displacement to benefit the same company who is defunding
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us all. why are you promoting long commutes to program benefiting only wealthy workers? you can you survive mentally friendly excuses since you've not yet studied the people and displaced out driving to their jobs in san francisco. uc berkeley city and regional planning apartment found 40% of private shuttle riders would move closer to their work. that's approximately 3400 living spaces that will be available if you rejected this luxury commuter prevented 3600 default evictions happen >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. thank you. >> good evening. my name is -john smit is a driver license i had. good thing i put a
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schedule in river city because they stole that because of damage. it made me more definite on how this never happens again. to amend the situation this is been totally explored and denied i will pay a lawyer on this issue. it should not be any more to provide this information to schools. this should be taken care. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please.
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>> board members good afternoon. i represent senior disability action organization which works along the lines of healthcare housing transportation for the benefit of seniors group i work with supervisor yee on the free muni. the issue of the tech shuttles, it really impacts the people that we represent in a profound way. there are safety issues. there are issues about infrastructure. there are issues about quality of life in the neighborhood with these big cumbersome asses that are highly inappropriate in certain neighborhoods. i think that the selling of our neighborhoods to these buses is quite obnoxious. we've never been for this
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program. there was an idea or is an idea of having commuter shuttles be placed or have a hub am a rather, created for the shuttles and the people that use them. to be located in a certain place of that folks that work intact or silicon valley can shuttle them. it seems a reasonable idea. i just want to put that out there. because we bent over forwards and backwards for the tech industry and those buses are just egregious symbols about how much the city has bent over and how much we sold in terms of our streets of neighborhoods and our people over to tech. is it egregious ugly symbol. thank you. >> inc. you very much. next speaker, please. >> my name is iona casanova. a little under the weather. sorry. my understanding was we
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need to speak on behalf of of the opponents of socially withdrawing our up you could we please our coalition was to draft successfully some of the issues of the shuttle program to the benefit of all san franciscans. we need to continue to prioritize environmental safety in transit needs of her community when making these kinds of decisions. a few major issue still remains such as the use of the red zone with the public bus stop and the effect on this placement in the communities and the critical to resolve them in the near future. work to ensure the city monitor and study the impact of this program in you to do so on behalf of the community on this issue. i want to thank you all for your time on this matter in the last few weeks but moving it along to where it currently is in the best place it could be a look forward to working on the remaining issues in the
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next six months-one year as we find out more information on all the remaining impacts to our public transit system and our communities. thank you for your time and work supervisor breed, campos, yee, and all the other supervisors involved in this prospect and mca, i do want to recognize-the staff at mca have been very forthcoming and willing to work with us and i want to honor them in the process as well. and were all partners in addressing these issues. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> these move the microphone towards you. >> thank you. we are licensing something that is illegal. we should always have the value to say we can pull a plug on this. no matter how
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definitive we can say these people if they lost the buses, which still live. the fact we don't know. it's just an opinion. if we are going to have a muni system, a private bus system, everyone getting off a shuttle should have a muni fast pass that they're getting at a muni stop. they plan to make all these buses which are accessible should be started sooner than the good the streets with tolerance should be enforced. buses should not leave for trips and must therefore good the possibilities of establishing hubs, i believe, is best way to go. in keeping these behemoths off the street. we are increasing diesel where we don't have it. it's unnecessary.
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the minimal last load should be maybe one third of that bus. we should be driving big buses with one, two, three, or five people in it we should also be able to pick up muni patrons of their inappropriate direction within the city street. and drivers should be standardized by muni standards. i mean, they should perform knowing that you can sit behind a muni bus and pull into the curb after a muni bus leaves instead of pulling ahead of a muni bus and stopping downloading and delaying the muni bus. thank you. >> thank you very much for other any other members of the public would like to provide public comment at this time? seeing none, >>[closed session] >>[gavel] >> i like to write i supervisors because the as you
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noted there's been a lot of work gone into discussing the various issues relating to this program with all of the individuals involved. including the appellants, including municipal transportation agency , advocates, bay area council and represents from various companies. i want to especially thank my staff, sheila hagan, in the offices of pres. breed and her staff, connor johnson, as well as supervisor norman yee and jennifer lopez, who's been stuffing him on this. many countless hours have been spent trying to find a solution, a resolution of this dispute. i am proud to say that i believe that we have reached a point
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where we have found an agreement that though not perfect, that addresses the concerns that have been raised without actually requiring that a full environmental impact review be done, which essentially would kill the program. this agreement allows this program to continue, recognizing the very important goal it plays in allowing more than 8500 people to be able to commute to and from work without having to drive to their place of work. they go throughout this process is to find a way that this commuter shuttle program can continue in a way that addresses the same time the concerns that have been raised. while the mta has made several improvements to the pilot program, and we commend bmj staff for all the work they put into this, some
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important concerns remain. concerns within our neighbors about the impact that this program is having on congestion, the impact it may be having, or that generally may have on the issue of displacement, they put safety, air quality, and public transit. we, the three of us who have been working on this have felt that we need to find a solution that allows the users of the shuttle program to benefit at the same time addressing the legitimate concerns that have been raised at the point in finding this resolution has not been to kill the program. to the contrary, to allow the program to continue and to actually allow the program to continue in a more efficient way. but we have agreed upon with appellants in the bay area council is a one-year commuter shuttle program that will have
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a six-month review will include the following elements: the number of stop locations of the current number, which is right now 125. explore potential efficiency gains, including the possibility of a hub model. we cover the cost of managing the program to the maximum extent allowed. fund necessary enforcement that may be needed beyond what is already been funded. move larger vehicles off small neighborhood streets. monitor air quality and address significant increases. events in specific locations in the event those increases happen. as well as committing all of us to labor harmony. one final note, separate from the commuter shuttle program, the deal that pres. breed, supervisor yee and
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i have been working on the discussions we have been having will eventually lead us to call for the budget and legislative analyst at the board of supervisors to conduct an independent housing study to understand what kinds of rules the commuter shuttle and other factors may have on the current housing situation here in san francisco. again, i want to thank pres. breed and supervisor yee. it's been up pleasure to work with all of you did in the past, supervisors have come together to find agreement with her has been disagreement. we have the example of pres. david chiu, mark farrell and myself working to find a resolution insider cpmc deal and i don't know if that makes it. that's the three musketeers or something along those lines come up but i was very proud of the work we attempted i also want to thank
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the appellants 1021, the coalition for fair legal environmental transit, sue von, bob plant holds. i also want to thank the bay area council which represents a wide array of companies that provide commuter shuttle service, and to all the questions and calls that have come in for my district of the parts of the city, i want people to know that i am proud of the results and the result will allow this program to continue. with that number i make a motion consistent with what has been outlined before to table items 27, 28, 29,. i actually forgot to note especially want to thank someone who laid a key role throughout this and without whom we would not be will to be at this point. she was into mental throughout this whole process. thank you to ayanna casanova of 10 target
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with that i make a motion to table items 27, 20, 29 >> supervisor campos has been a motion to table 37, three, in turn. moved and seconded. with that i like to call on supervisor scott wiener >> all be supporting the motion which i believe will pass unanimously today given the ceqa appeal has been with him. i do think it's important i know there's a lot of different views but the shuttle program and people are entitled to whatever you they want of the program. it's a democracy it is important to be clear about the current state of affairs what's happening, and what i think could happen and perhaps by some something unattended weapon in the future. first of all, and i know i think mta when this
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first came out it maybe was the person we continue it but i do i thank and acknowledge mta and its staff for having done, i think really humans work around the shuttle program. although i don't have the exact numbers but i believe it's likely that the district i represent is both the largest number of writers and perhaps the most significant impact in terms of shuttles driving through neighborhoods in the district that i represent. so, i have been deeply involved with this program since before i took office, but particularly, in office because it has been an ongoing topic of discussion in the neighborhoods i represent. the mta has really worked so hard to the pilot program process in formulating the proposed permanent program to try to address impact on neighborhoods in terms of routes, groups of neighbors at
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individual neighbors, working on terms of what bus stops should be used, what streets are appropriate or inappropriate and while it's never be possible to make everyone happy i think the agency is done the very very good job under very difficult circumstances, and so i want to thank the mta and its hard-working staff working with the people i represent in working with my office. i also i know and thank supervisors because footnoting the thousands and thousands of san francisco resident. people we represent of our neighborhood who rely on these struggles to get to work. the shuttles remove vehicles from the node. they could reduce congestion and they take co2 out of the air that would be very people were pushed into their cars. we know from survey after survey that the shuttle disappeared tomorrow overwhelmingly, the shuttle riders would remain residents of san francisco would largely drive down to the
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penance appeared in terms of the housing argument, these several writers living there. and dealing with a long round-trip commute every day because they want to live in san francisco. they are going to be here regardless of whether the shuttles exist. the only difference is they will then drive and will have more congestion on our city streets and the one-on-one who will be even worse than it is today. in terms of the deal that was struck by a few of my colleagues and the some of the companies that provide the shuttle services, we will see what happens but i know there's a lot of talk about we all support the shuttle program. i don't fully believe that. i think that this whole push to try to create a hub system, we
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know what a hub system will mean. it will mean to be a drop in the number of people that are using the shuttles. because in addition to a long shuttle commute people are going to have to an additional long trip to get to the shuttle stop, the hubs,. in addition, it's unclear whether those hubs will go to any neighborhood is going to want to have a huge number of shuttles concentrated on one help. so, the hub concept is designed, i think, to end the program. we also heard from a representative is ci you today that the whole issue of even legality of using the bus stops is still adding she said on the table. again, what is entitled but you should appeal to use the bus stops we need to be very very open and honest about what that means. in fact, this morning at the board of supervisors sitting at the transportation authority, this board voted to oppose state legislation that will clarify that we have local control to decide whether to allow shuttles to use these bus stops. i don't know why the board of supervisors say we should not
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have local control to make that decision, but that was the position majority of this board made this moment. so, i very much hope the shuttle program will continue the people continue to be will to get to work without driving. i don't have a lot of confidence in over what we've seen over the last few months. so be supporting the motion today but i think that context is very important. >> >>. see note names on the rochester just want to make a few comments quickly did i won't repeat everything that's supervisor campos said, but i will say that supervisor yee campos and myself came together in good faith to make sure that we were adjusting the issue and the fact that folks from the cio, sierra club and others came together to sit at the table along with the bay area
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council demonstrates we really care about working together and care about a solution. i'm really proud of the collaboration of folks picking together, came to the table time and time again for countless hours, trying to arrive at an agreement. i'm proud of the work we been able to do to get good folks that traditionally don't work together but decide we want to do something good for the city, for the shuttle, as well as for the communities are senior population. those who ride muni and truly look at the fact that there is something wrong and it's our response ability to make suresupervisor because page because of all the work they did to bring us together. tom maguire from the mta is really a great source of information and works well with
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us and was collaboratively to come to some level of agreement and matt reagan at the bay area council and the folks that he represented. most of the small and large shuttle buses and especially in big shout out to areata carcinoma from sei ou did a lot of the heavy lifting working together clearly to make good things happen. no, it's not a perfect solution, but we are all at the table trying to work together trying to do the right thing. this is not of course the end of this particular issue that we still have more work to do. we still have a responsibility to make sure with that we complete studies on housing. they would look at studies related to transportation so that we can make better decisions about this program in the future. with that, i like to acknowledge supervisor yee to make just a few comments and we'll move forward >> thank you. i do want
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people because i'm south but not appreciative of everyone involved in this whole effort. i know that when we first walked into this basically a partnership of ours, people were skeptical whether we could get this done in a few weeks. i guess i said we would get it done. i am really proud of supervisor campos and pres. breed but everyone else involved. the rc set down several times a week for several weeks to hammer this out and i'm pretty optimistic that we can move forward and make this a positive program for everybody involved. thank you much >> the tango with that mdm. clerk on the motion to table second by supervisor kim can you please call the roll >> supervisor tang aye, wiener aye, yee aye avalos aye, breed
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aye, campos aye cohen aye farrell aye, kim aye, mar absent , peskin aye. there are 10 aye disputed the motion to table carries unanimously. >>[gavel] >> thank you very much. now we will go to our next 3 pm special order. mdm. clerk, please call item 30-33 >> item 30-33 bytes of special order at 3 pm. the board of supervisors will convene a committee of the whole pursuant to a board resolution approved november 10, 2015 and again
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november 17 .15 the following matters related to the infrastructure financing district number to the port of san francisco. item 30 the public during a persons interested in the proposed ordinance astonishing infrastructure financing district. the financing plan, and a tax administration agreement. item 31, eight ordinance to establish interceptor financing district or ift including subproject i work your 70 the historic court to adopt the interest interceptor plan in appendix district number two to prove it seek with determination and to approve other matters. item 32, resolution to approve the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $25.1 million for this ift with respect to this project area g1 and approve an indenture of trust and pledge agreement and item 33 my resolution to approve him random of understanding relating to subproject area g1 of the ift improve other matters in connection with the ift. >> politics, today's committee of the whole is being conducted to discuss the ports proposed infrastructure finance by
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missing this. now, let's open up this hearing >>[gavel] bedecked with that i like you: supervisor melia cohen >> thank you. good evening everyone. since the hour is growing late have a gift for you, colleagues. i will spare you the presentation. okay, i will spare you the presentation, but staff will be here to walk-to answer any specific questions you may have. so, thanks for hearing for having a willingness to hear this item today. as you heard, this is a hearing that would be creating an ift. this is critical in creating a financing plan to fund part, street improvements, new electrical infrastructure at your 70 and i do hope to have your support on this. i want to knowledge ben rosenfeld and he's been a relentless fearful
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adversary person who's been against an ift for a long time, but he has yielded because he has seen the light and i want to ,, i want to say thank you. you begrudgingly are supporting this but thank you again. i love you. this is important because we've got a lot of needs that need to be addressed without the financing to address the infrastructure. the budget 11 set up analyst has recommended the board amend and propose the ordinance to reiterate the city's intent to create a committee facility district and this of course under the advisement amend the banner was the creation of a cft one sure ongoing maintenance costs particularly park and other infrastructure funded by the ift will be borne by the developers and not the city. i think that's a critical point that this infrastructure is borne by the city and developers in opposite. those of the ports support in the delay recommendation to make
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early early formation of the cft to make ongoing maintenance requirement of the word waistcoat colleagues, i have circulated the amendment before you did there's one on page 5 beginning online 24 and on page 8 from line 3-8. if you need a copy of these amendment please let me know. but, mdm. pres., i suppose we should hear maybe brief remarks from the pla and then we can possibly go for a vote. >> other similar to invoke the board to give a presentation on the ift >> madame president the board has decided, has requested that a report is not necessary. they can answer questions. this is just the interest of time because we have a lot of agenda i have us and people are waiting >> what about the hardy roses
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report to mark arlington hear from us rose? >> i'll leave it up to mr. rose to determine to make brief remarks on what it is were doing with >> thank you. mr. rose >> harvey rose budget analyst at i will also be brief. we have some issues report to the board separate 23rd 2016. the supervisor cohen has stated, on page 12 of our reports we recommend you amend the proposed ordinance to reiterate the city's intent to create a community facilities district to fund ongoing operating and maintenance costs for the crane co. park and 20 street weather than relying on the city's general fund to support such additional cost. we consider approval of the two proposed resolutions in one proposed ordinance is amended to be policy for the board of supervisors will be happy to respond to any questions. >> with that, supervisor cohen
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because i just received the amendment are the amendments proposed by mr. rose and yours one and the same are they two different amendment >> they are one and the same >> thank you. supervisor cohen has made a motion to amend. is there a second jamaat moved and seconded., take the amendment without objection, without objects in the amendment -after public comments. okay. i'm going a little too fast. let me slow down. is there any other comments or presentation? any questions, colleagues seen no other names on the roster, i will open this item up to the public these come forward if you like to make comments on this particular item. this is for item 31, 32 and 33. >> tom gilbert t. i'm a little concerned that were passing bonds for maintenance. whether it's on the city, parts or whatever. summer along the line
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on structuring for maintenance just doesn't seem to be a fitting way to go about their business. the next little item b san francisco public bank, when are we going to be able to issue bonds through the san francisco public bank? thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening. sylvia johnson. this is art been put in the bank system has been forwarded and i have these copies and i am going to pursue
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this because it's been something that wasn't put in the manner in federal court could [inaudible]. >> thank you. any other members of the public would like to provide public comment could at this time, seeing none, public comment is closed. there was a motion. can we take the amount without objection?
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without objection the amendment passes unanimously >>[gavel] >> madam clerk, on the item fees call the roll >> supervisor tang aye, wiener aye, yee spewed aye, avalos aye, breed aye, campos aye, cohen aye, farrell aye, kim aye, mar absent, peskin aye. there are 10 aye disputed item passes as amended unanimously. >>[gavel] >> thank you, coach. now we'll move to our final 3 pm special order. mdm. clerk, please call items 34 and 35. >> pursuant to a motion approved on february 9, 2016 the board of supervisors will convene a committee of the whole for item 34 and 35. the matter
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has been called from committee pursuant to board a . the matter has been called from committee pursuant to board a wool 3.372 public hearing of persons interested in item 35 proposed charter amendments it first draft to amend the charter of the city and county of san francisco to authorize the board of supervisors rotating visionary or affordable housing obligation browsing the bowman projects and setting forth increased interim requirements into from the planning department ceqa determination and an election to behold a june 7, 2016 >> colleagues, were sitting as a committee is all to discuss a proposed charter amendment regarding affordable housing requirements. let's open up his hearing because that i know we have representatives from the planning garment mayors offices housing here to answer questions, but before we move forward with the hearing, supervisor kim give opening remarks. >> yes, thank you pres. breed.
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i want to recognize and thank the many community members and leaders and affordable housing advocates have worked with both supervisor peskin and myself to put forward the legislation that we have here today. every time forward thinking policy advocates and legislators introduce laws that protect the environment, water, or air and civil rights health care, minimum wage, the opposed initially as jugglers which will bad for the economy. yet, every civil time the opposition underestimates the strength of our economy but also of our communities. these fights and these wins are large part the reason why proud to call myself a progressive legislator here today. today in 2016 here in san francisco we are fighting an important battle that is housing for all defend residents. we are longer talk
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about economic divide between the rich and the poor. we are seeing an economic growing at alarming economic divide between the ultra-wealthy and everybody else. in the midst of this housing goldrush we are currently experiencing working class and middle income residents and families are paying the price. we are seeing an alarming rise in her addiction rates, rising rents, higher home prices the median price of a home being $1.1 million, and longer commutes for residents that formally lived here in san francisco but must commute longer hours to get to their job and services here in san francisco. it is too simplistic to say that we just need to build more. in fact, he will hear today from seven advocates and colleagues we need to build as much of market rate and luxury housing is possible to make san francisco more affordable. i think what we've seen over the last couple of decades here in
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san francisco is that only building more over the housing and more middle income housing will make n francisco more affordable. that's why were introducing the charter amendment here before us today. in 2012, attempts to capture soon the funding we thought we would lose with the dissolution of redevelopment was dedicated to affordable housing. we cut a deal at the downturn of our talk on me to reduce developer obligations to build affordable housing here in san francisco from what we knew they could do from 50%, to 12% and we put it in the city's charter. this charter amendment thickset ceiling out. it's an inappropriate place for that type of legislation to be and, in fact, the obligation should be for market rate developer should be in the hands of our legislators to the board of supervisors here today. that's what the charter amendment does. in the meantime, as the board determines what the future obligation could be,
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understanding that everyone here in this room wants us to build the maximum amount affordable and middle income housing here in san francisco is economically feasible in this market we've also put into place interim controls that sets on the development of building 25% middle income hundred wheezes inclusionary housing obligation from 12% to 15% on something that we know the developers can do because they've done that in the past. on top of that, asking her developers to also interview middle income housing incredible need here in the city for households that make between 80 and $120,000 a year. good money but these are being squeezed out of san francisco and to build 10% of their for this category. people opposed to this measure this was done growth and development and hurt
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the economy and perhaps kill jobs but will kill development. san francisco's if we don't demonstrate that were able to build more affordable middle income housing. we are already during this today from our residents and voters could closer and residents want to see us build more affordable middle income housing and for not able to demonstrate that we can do that if are not able to build these units of housing, the government will truly halt and we will see more than a mission moratorium come before the ballot here in san francisco . this measure is absolutely about supporting growth and development. but it's about supporting growth in the moment for all san francisco could have said this many times. but 60% of san francisco residents qualify for affordable housing under federal hud guidelines. individuals that make under $84,000 a year qualify for
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affordable housing here in san francisco. if you're a household of four making under $120,000 a year to qualify for affordable housing here in san francisco. yet, we are not meeting that need. we need to build 28,870 new housing units between 2015 and 2022 to keep up with the jobs were created here in the region which is a good thing. but 57% of these units need to be affordable to the majority of san franciscans for this growth in the bowman to work. need to build 60,000 units over the next seven years to make you for the housing need of working-class and middle-class san franciscans. these are not just the poorest in our community. it is our nurses. it's our teachers. it's entry-level office workers and engineers and small business owners. in 2014, the voters passed proposition k saying that we want to see that 33% of all new u


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