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but having a commitment to a overall goal of reducing crime in the city the poa has a very important role in rebuilding trust this is what we're trying to do with the collaboration we have retirement boaverend brown >> thank you, mr. mayor >> the cleric said no men and women is an island into themselves as the bell told us is tolls for thee now it is unfortunate that the poa took issue a life was lost that should be the busy business
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of all we're all part of human family i hope they'll rethink that position the board members were expressing sympathy and support for the mother it was not to condone the actions of this young man at all and i think what we are doing as a team would indeed less even and stop this unnecessary force that destroys human life i hope we'll not phone cafocus on tase it is about trust, it is about police officers getting into the community and the community getting to know the police officers and working together as a team and i wiant to acknowledge the presence of shawn richard that
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put his life in hormonarm's way the midst of this great tragedy and that is we're saying to the police officers association don't relate to us through the past come and sit down and talk with us as weave sat down and talked with each other over those two months 20 most. >> one last question and i'll over offer you the opportunity to talk with everybody. >> first of all, let me say this ever life it is lost is a very big tragedy and while that is under investigation i want to appeal and join our commissioners and our police department and
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community members we have to reduce violence the circumstances here call for our community to come forth with any information they might have in order to assist us in making sure the individual or responsible wiare held accountability it is break in in a neighborhood we are embraced with trying to change for the better and have a lot of challenges the fillmore and this is obviously a tragedy and this represents the reason why we have to keep and have strong group of people to prevent those tragedies and getting the guns out of the hands of folks that will misuse them and making sure that people have a way to resolve their differences without shooting each other and
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making sure we hold those individuals accountabilile and is a young person a 20-year-old was a victim and how much time have we eaten even that and have to work more conservatively with that, i invite everybody to follow-up with the members of the community thank you, everyone for being good afterno
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thank you for joining us i'm bryan stretch the acting united states attorney in the northern california i'm joined by to my right is by ron davis the director of community oriented policing services office the division of the dictionary o g in one way or another director district attorney's office has been appointed by the president to be the executive director of president task force on 21st century policing and as the director noble ray to my far right chief ray reports drabl to director davis and the chief of the policing practices and other initiative division also known as p pa i say creation follows the rumsz of the president task force on the 21st century policing and it
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l will oversees and evaluate the rocky mountain for strategies that implement the president's task force recommendations throughout the country transportation authority i'm joined by mayor ed lee as well as tsthe chief greg suhr this anyone city officials and federal authorities are jointly now and then the spark the doj acholic beverage reform initiative for technical assistance fireman to the sfod the review is in response by requests by the mayor, from the chief, from elected city officials and community members asking the justifying to look at the san francisco police department and their use of force and practices the acholic beverage reform will focus on san francisco's police departments
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operations e operational policies and training and practices and accountability system for pertaining to stops and searchers and for the use of force and importantly there review will examine whether racial and ethic disparliaments exists with respect to the action taken and not taken by the san francisco police department director davtsz will explain in future detail by about the program the mayor and chief have requested an exhaust transparent review of the san francisco police department of justice and that is what they're going to get new let me say b a quick word that calls for an investigation into the shooting death of mario woods immediately following the shootings our office and the district attorney's office
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were in close communication and jointly determined that the district attorney's office will pursue and lead an investigation into the shooting following well established doj civil rights protocols the fbi and our office communicates with the district attorney's office and we're monitoring the investigation at the conclusion of the investigation the federal authorities will is a full review fifth after that full review we have identified an unvindicated federal interest we'll pursue a separate fell investigation at that time and now i'll ask director davis for the details about the collaboration. >> director. >> good afternoon, everyone this is a tight room so as the u.s. attorney
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mentioned i'm bryan the director of the departments community services office in short the office was created in 1994 with the task of nationwide nationwide we do have grants and over $14 million in grant and through tech adjoins we're here to announce the acholic beverage initiative that provides the kind of assessment and tech assistance requested before i get there i'll explain fully was we look at policing across the united states we have a defining momentum and understandable high calls for increased taint and accountability the way the police engages our concerns and the tragedy that occurr ed coward in ferguson and new york and last year put together a task force for
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the 21st century policing since that time the task force has put out a report that has recommended for implementation and one as t the executive director how job to make sure we can help law enforcement implement those recommendations as bryan mentions in responded to the president task force we created a policing accountability initiative we appoint will you'll hear if to work with over 16 thousand law enforcement agencies with the united states one of the best ways to implement those and how to build electrotrust that is about this trust and priority the president ae ts and the terrorizing so we look at the acholic beverage form of san francisco and most of cities we're seeing working around the country
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noble chief ray will talk about that but when san francisco asked for the process in diego to do this process a process we looked at talked to the attorney general and the civil rights division and looked at it where san francisco is at and the teaches elected leadership and support of the leadership and whether the police commission or the board of supervisors and came to the conclusion that the best services we provide san francisco at the this specific time and look at the community lisped eir leadership is the review it will be independent and comprehensive it will be very thorough we'll see a candid response what is and not working and help to equip the san francisco community to better understand where the police department is at and good afternoon them to hold the department will accountable not only to the law but the law is a lower bar but to the best practices
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of the policing in the country we have a police department that can became become a model agency the 21st century policing that's your goal and objective and the way to make sure that we, in fact, do engage at a very thorough assessment i want to make sure that before we goat questions or comments that you keep in mind san francisco a unique opportunity to deal with the challenges not unique to san francisco the trust and losing the the record will reflect happens around the crisis we know that many community of color like the franchise do have a trust the law enforcement and we hope that the lessons lenders from san francisco and others incident will help to guides the 16 thousand agencies we can call it a better perform this is to get the elected
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professionals and don't deeply into the department what is working and not working and have a public process you'll know exactly and come up with a recommendation that will help transform the department that we can be proud that will serve all of san francisco a department that is a model for the nation so it may seem like american people ambitious goal we tell the department chief and i have had several communications to know exactly what is happening this is asking for transparency, accountability this is what the chief says and the business is facility not knowing deciding not to know and deciding we don't want to know the truth if so fatality to the relationship of law enforcement the community that is whether an opportunity to talk about
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the policing our public safety is not just for the criminal justice but to make sure the explicit did living up to the standards of best practices and 72 hours accountable to the community and accountable to the officials and that you have the confidence in the ability to provide those kinds of services this is the first step and it is a volunteer process it requires commitment on behalf of the city and when we decide whether to come to a location part of it we need to see the commitment not only from the police and the mayor's making a request but the confidence that the whole city and community want that kind of transformation and they play a significant roll in the process from the elected officials to the board of supervisors and the police department and everyone has to be reformed this process to work if t sit is not it
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is not a good process we're confident we'll start with the people are committed and willing to achieve 2 we're happy to make that announcement and work together i'll bring up as i said we created this office as a retro office to find some place to lead this national district court and chief ray is a long dwifshd career in law enforcement and known for being a social justice advocate and served time the the president and so someone that practices what we preachers and this is the kind of or more we see this and throughout the nation to work alcohol with the capitol hill and other advanced recommendations e recommendations so we brought him here to make sure it san francisco is exactly the amount of services and we're proud and how importanfor
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this is to us. >> well i'm not the go going to take long people are starting to sweat. >> good afternoon and welcome let me start off by saying i'll coffer two things one to explain with acholic beverage reform is so you have a good acceptance of as a federal initiative this is relatively new i want to get into that and talk about the implementation san francisco as well as talk about the open data initiative i understand the mayor and chief has talked about earlier but we'll talk about that and we're formally launching the process for san francisco police department the continue of services the department of justice is calling for it was determined as director davis and he's attorney mentioned the acholic beverage process was the best code of ethics that
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began with the technical assistance 4 years ago in las vegas and the cops offend the reform efforts have developed a number of excellent responses and has become a resource that the law enforcement agencies across the you understand we're currently have reform projects in spokane washington and philadelphia and columbia and california ae and north carolina and other plays in california and milwaukee the acholic beverage initiative is just a collaboration it is important to note that is an independent as what was mentioned and condition to emphasize that objective assessment that the police department has entered into willfully and the cooperation to do this is critical for the success
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the purpose of collaboration to #k3406 trust providing a means to trochlgs around specific issues it is not a short-term solution for a serious efficiency that identifies the issues within an agency that may affect the public trust and offers recommendations based on a comprehensive assessment for how to resolve those issues and enhance the public trust in relationship to the community agency participation the acholic beverage process is voluntary i repeat voluntary it covers the agencies they must demonstrate a recommendation and undertake significant changes as efforts to reform i am confident i am indeed confident chief suhr and mayor ed lee and otherser
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leaders would be involved let me start by assessing how the process starts it starts by focusing on this the assessment process senators by developing some preliminary input did we get to some goals and objectives these are community-based the police department and the community be the community etc. but the goal to create some goals and objectives that will allow us to get to a focus on our assessment following the assessment i'll going get to the assessment following the assessment the cops office has a report detailing the specific recommendation there will be a serious of reports we're talking about transparent we have to practice what we preach and the report my office will help with the recommendations at a 6-month mark and again at 12-month
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mark and again at the end of 6-month point is takes over 2 years we're robert's rules of order rosters and have our experts and cops representatives that are monitoring the process that is being made the goal of the acholic beverage reform is so change the way that law enforcement agencies build with the community partnerships and help it to transformer the community and establish reforms with integrated accountable to do this this is at resources that we have on the ground to conduct our work the cops office had been a group of the interprets the field the bright and conducting combrufz with the command staff aeand as well as as long as community leaders and
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advocates and bring in technical assistance to conduct interviews and prepare and deliver the recommends for change the city will not ask to contribute many of in their own assets to the assessment other than as mentioned voluntary cooperation and available in support of this #234i6789 we consider this a a valuable errors for the police not only for san francisco but w will take what we learn from san francisco and use it as best practices across the nation that's why i have been assigned to the police and practices and accountability we want to replicate some of the things out of the process across the united states acholic beverage remorseful is an opportunity for progressively and better steps and acknowledge there are challenges at various concerns and in the ends the opportunity to part in a
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transparent process that should improve the best practices and improve the relationships with the community that is the bottom line here when we talk about those things of trust now to start theit is process to start we'll be back here on february 24th i will also on february 24th is wednesday the department of justice will host the first of several sessions in san francisco and as of the location to be determined we're in the process of determining the location i wanted to emphasize it is several locations we want to make sure we are hearing from month folks that are effected by the issues we're here today for so this is a number of locations across the city let me contribution to the last issue and talk about
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something that is a white house initiative as a result the present task force the 15 policing the president kicked off in may of 2015 he announced the lounge of the open police data initiative peace officer and let me explain what it is about the purpose of initiative to encourage the police departments cross the country to make better use of their data and some of you requested data an annual report but that report is summarized and your innovate getting the sense of it but open data you can look at and get a better sense of what guess golden going on so better use of data and #2r5i7b89 and to improve policing outcomes the goal is for agencies around the
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country to release data in an open format like cops and searchers and use of force and officer involved shooting and complaint etc. the police data helps the last night to leverage data from the processes within the department and we've seen the pro tem developing bras of data and technology the areas of earlier pension systems, body cameras and #340r79 use of force in incidents and the success of this program is really, really taken hold less than a year it was announced in may 30th departments have as i said open to the police officers open data initiative and have released 50 different data sets from use of force and pedestrian and community meetings and a whole lot more san francisco has signed on to be a site for ltthe
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police open data initiated which is an important first step the cops office as well as the white house we will cooperate our efforts to move forward with the certificate of appropriateness open data ems to the honorable 3 and 4 >> (clapping.) thank you chief ray let me express my appreciation to attorney general lynch and assistant bryan stretch that answered the call that police chief and i made to an independent review of the police practices here in san francisco you've already heard if the chief and director davis what they're approach will be i want to mayor you knew the request was an open effort to make sure that we have the best practices that we can possibly have and that we
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measure up to the police practices of 21st century as the presidents has articulated and the experience of director davis and chief ray and the others that they'll occur to have on the staffs to review the data we will eventually come out with we know that it is an expression that our city our police commission our office of citizens complaints our stakeholders and community and the board of supervisors are all working together to make sure we do doing everything we can to rebuild trust between our police department and the community it serves and make sure we're doing it in a verifiable way in a data driven way in a true way it can be reviewed so that we can off ourselves up in a transparency like never before i think this is good for the city
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i asked the chief this b be done we quite frankly needs to get the trust and move quickly that didn't mean on a day to day basis we give up on good policing every single day we're working with the community to do that we're working during this event we're hosting to make sure everyone is safe and conduct ourselves the higher way and informed way with all our communities members but this review is important to us important simple that we get victims of crime that is truly transparent to everyone that we are more than willing to be the best standard police department the country and that put ourselves out there to insure we gain the criticism that we need to have in order to be a better city i welcomed this i applaud the
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efforts of our department of justice to do that and come in i know that in talking with mr. davis and attorney stretch that is relatedly a new service the past the department of justice had to force their way into many cities without the need of cooperation and as chief ray said this is a acholic beverage effort we'll give up the information and allow ourselves to be imposed by
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way of practices and the practices we should have and those we should adopt this is what more than cities should do to increase the safety and the trust that we all are the process of building in everything we do i want to see is that it didn't end or start with our police department this is obviously one of the most important things we're doing with the department of justice as the mayor i have to be finding on education and focused on in equality and focused on affordable housing have to be focused on making sure our neighborhoods are not living in isolation a lot of people feel that they do sometimes and it starts with the eyes needs for the attitudes that point those goals our city continues to improve itself in every community the city to make sure that our city is responsive i want to say thank you to doj it is just a start we'll put the necessary resources when they're recommendations that are made they won't be in follow-up with the board of supervisors and the city and making sure that we comply more than comply we equally seize the opportunity to be a more modern city. >> thank you and for this chief suhr. >> i too want to join in
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the mayors comments and saying how appreciatively for the attorney stench and correct davis and others bryan stretch for agreeing to help us to come in and do the acholic beverage reform initiative as the appropriate level of review requested we point mayor thank you for your leadership and i will be remiss if i didn't recognize some of the local leaders on the side supervisor cowen who's the supervisor the district 10 the officer involved shooting mario woods and our president of the police commission commissioner loftus and the director of our office of citizens complaints that director joyce hicks and of course there almost goes without no introduction from the very onset has been
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requesting the review it is important to note that almost immediately after the use of mario woods it was not often anybody the trust for many residents in san francisco was shaken and to that end i have conversations with the cops office specifically chief ray and director davis to see if we can engage in a review they thought was appropriate i was familiar about the las vegas police department acholic beverage youth from some years ago the 71 recommends we've began to work on with the police commission i assure you we've talked about the reengineering the use of force as an issue as director davis said they're all struggling across the country with a weapons short of a firearm we have to deal with folks with beverage weapons
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and other weapons especially folks in country having with something other than a firearm so to that we said on the other hand, ends up we'll speak to the deesclation and remind the officers the sanctity of life and not only them but the community and could be suspects of crime to say it work in process we've undertaken the initial start to this with a full review and the help of the department of justice and doing what we can to rebuild the trust shaken. >> open up for questions. >> one comment. >> just one thing i don't know about the timeline i apologize to the community knows how this works over the next - approximately 8 to 10 months will be the
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assessment and the besides the inspector duffy the officers and thoughts of documents and use of force cases going back several years and the toll members of the committee engaging the community-based and one is usually less talked about but the youth organization what are the youths of san francisco that may have concerns especially young felons so take into account the best practices and policy and imperial discipline and others policies and come up with a report we'll stay we'll continue to provide technical assistance and necessary bring in the experts along the way and give you the public report and monitoring our city of los angeles process to engage the community because our #12e789 r assessment may be one part didn't but explicit mean much the community didn't said
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we're aware that people have difficulty getting this we'll move around the city to people have you know through our preschool process that people have to have a voice they have to know that city government and governments are listening they have a fair opportunity to share their examiners we can learn from that. >> at this time i'll open up for questions. >> my apologies at this point. >> the district attorney said there was an obstruction in the investigation for getting documents and is your office go about to an investigation and district attorney can't get the (inaudible) on the murder of mario woods
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so a great question later today, we'll be meeting with folks our process is without contradiction and one of the things we'll be looking at want transparent of the bart and the sfefkz year and a half enough detail whether they should and shouldn't get the documents but leave it up to the district attorney and the families put together our intent to meet with them and the community leader to see their prospective we'll be open and transparent and share and it is we'll be candid if there is an obstruction weigh be crystal before waiting 6 to 8 months to share we share it with the department and now with that said, that is not what is happening i'll leave it up to the city but our process is about trained we'll evaluate
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that. >> how so that diversity from the civil rights versus the division and any requirement to input our recommendation and would there is requirement (inaudible) how. >> that's a great question when 9 gentleman a referring to on the continuances of services there's a process called a pattern practice investigation that's a civil process and a proposals the difference what they're similar and the process the initial assessment 8 to 10 months neiman is where your los gatos an in depth top to bottom investigation and the recommendations and the didn't even did recommendations we come up with the specific recommendations if it is the
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civil rights they'll be entered spots city and impossible requirements with our process it is not encompassed with a cul-de-sacks but with the public opinion that can be just as important when the community knows when the police department is supposed to be doing we're not a civil or a enforcement arm of united states but you'll get an in depth assessment and understanding where the department is at and the recommendation to get mind of them that is not only constitutional but amongst the best practices the 12 policing and the community will be empowered to hold us accountable to those standards this is quite frankly where is the mayor and board of supervisors look at how they embrace those recommendations that is with the police department.
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>> was there not cops you are in cooperation with the sfpd with them 2 years ago with the lindsey review was conducted by your department and the agreement of the san francisco police department. >> no, i don't believe so we have the reform around since 2011 we named san francisco the teeth we've node done an assessment of the san francisco police department. >> is there a element of confidentiality in the mission of transparent the request for candor (inaudible) really. >> without the community being (inaudible). >> absolutely it will be impossible to garter the
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information so we'll be hearing from the interview but the report one way or the other won't identify the officers alibi as is team goes 2, 3, 4 ride along these we know that part will be confidentiality we'll have an opportunity for interviews and talk to the police union and the community-based organizations and concerned about at their own - we're talk to them this is there are issues we should be focusing on but that part we'll not say who we talk to and get people to be open i see our experience your challenge any city we're not - we're starting the process in san francisco one they know i'll ask the community to look at because people are concerned many cases i think my cherns
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shows the for the right of police officers want to do do right thing this is the opportunity they become very vocal and supportive of the idea of change who wants to be not disrespect two wants to want the community to respect them and not have respect to make their jobs safer that makes it better and the crime fooishth relationship better so the level is important, however, we'll not support that's an issue that is a culture whether this is an ongoing investigation. >> go i'm paulette brown i lost my son 9 years ago the homicide on here in to and we want to bring up about the racism we're not (inaudible)
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i understand mario woods issue but here i've been on the battlefield and met with the mayor and i've may be seated point chief suhr for the last 9 years and if you wanted - more mothers like myself we need to be healed i've been around supervisor cowen, commissioner president loftus and everyone knows me, i'm bringing awareness to every mother suffering florida in silence to homicide we want to understand mario woods and we understand but we want the same uproar but our children being murdered and what is happening in our community. >> i'm sorry for your loss i agree with you very much so as we look at building trust the police department the community as we look at the
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engaging of the best practices we also know that this is also the best way to fight claim to enhance public safety and monitor the trust you have a hive case vicinity people will come forward and talk about the murders and find many ways would be against here on behalf of the appellant i think we share that and from the attorney general we're linked fetch constitutional basis to president obama policing is a way to make your community safer and established relationships so with your lost in mind this important it is not about a triggering case but looking at where the department what two as a nation and it is about thousands of cases we're talking about so thank you very much for that question. >> i still want to be on
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the advisory board. >> i'd like to you to respond (inaudible) . >> so i can - afford you the latter the bottom line i appeared before the blue-ribbon committee no stonewalling and the documents that blue-ribbon committee asked for where for the to the da to pass to the blue-ribbon committee by whatever law some of those are confidential developments and the resources we're thank you for the opportunity overseeing documents to us saying the committee was not attached to the district attorney's office an advisory committee to it end the documents were there to
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provide the public documents. >> right here. >> chief he one way or another in the da interviews the rank and file pedicabs from the blue-ribbon and the poa will that will your requirement for the federal review. >> no didn't we were informed by the district attorney and the blue-ribbon panel all the officers will be voluntary their entitled per the constitution that appears from the public defender's office to search representation and in this sensations the department asked the department of justice to come in and
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anybody the dufts coming with the full weight of the department of justice wishes to speak to us. >> the contribute contributor for the u.s. district attorney given the san francisco police department and the tech instantaneously and some of the concerns of the community leaders if you were asked for a civil rights investigation and why you if not or why decided not to get into the civil rights investigation. >> you know the federal authorities, you know, also have their eyes open and receive the questions requests for investigations when we have a request for a practice investigation we're referring to which is really the next step up from the weather form it is saluted by avoided by the department we can see the 93 u.s. city attorney's office and consult with the sifting division at woovshd to see what we know at the time whether a civil rights investigation is appropriate that is is a
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complication occurred and the decision was made to go forward of course, what we have acholic beverage reform for the department you know will continue to pursue anything that comes in appropriate. >> so i'll go ahead i think i'll city ask a question in making the decision i understand the communities concern the city of jurisdiction may ask for usually, we're looking at an independent review investigation we've seen the process as part of progress for me in determining we'll say yes there is a full investigation and including the conversations with the leadership of the department of justice community the attorney general to see the best response nothing we're doing today whether preclude the sifting folks from come in the circumstances or
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didn't exist or changes needed resulted with the constitution of violations so the department of justice maintenance adversities ability to do the practices i'll make that clear quite frankly no way around that exposure the only way around any exposure for the best practices is not engaging with the constitution of the violations and basically happening the police department not justified to do do investigations so i do want i did is an important question i caution us about this because they are completely different programs but the services that the departments have to have and it is st. francis the decision of the department of justice that the acholic beverage reform can work not because 4 the pd police department asked for that but a strong community and
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holding all departments accountable they've approved the condition of the oversight board so we can good afternoon them to do what they're elected to do it can absolutely work if 2 didn't things change we make - not the full cooperations a practices that can't be changed to the process we'll definitely refer the matter to up to the levied and the only thing we'll start with one thing in mind we provide the best services to the people of san francisco and as promised and the people of san francisco deserve and provider that we will make the best opportunity we believe this is the best response based on requests and we got requests not only from the mayor and the police chief. >> the civil rights and the attorneys for more in depth
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private practices we take into consideration and had a discussion. >> (inaudible) have confidence in this process (inaudible) and the public especially in a public commission here is that the way they behave in their oversight how did that happen on the streets this change needs to be now i carry this on. >> i think that is the purchase of progress there remains this culture the first way to abort to identify it and said where and how a and a what stent and the practices that allow this in responsive to our question. >> yes. the champ will not
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be the first assessment you're getting the word the united states department of justice will be independent you look at the report it will be brutally honestly and candidly handout i make p that kroifrl i want to know that the obligation i can't help you but can help you once the recommendation is there this is where the city i think that question i have a powerful question one that is predicament even that is the organization alike if it didn't change we'll take into account the options i can't promise other than we will continue to provide candid responses and get to the first 6 months report you'll see the responses we provided no philadelphia 91 recommendations made and
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their pretty sure on their way an, an example philadelphia we had a six months repo6 months report and officer involved shooting were down 41 percent and davis shootings are down the police trust is building up we identified some troubling statistics and disparmentd racial disparticipated unbeknownst armed african-american men so the community has a to get data and say side by side with the department and the leadership is committed but used to live in the bay area i don't this is your home with the people can and cannot do i think they'll offer this to all the community-baseds this is a long term journey let's see if this works and it empowers you with the issues to hold the police department
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accountable if we are not pursuing it didn't tie our hands as a mentions the attorney general has options and services she can call upon but we're at the stamp with loot communities are are disfranchised people feel the department is not listening and pause and make that a unique opportunity to give voice and share and see if we make a difference together that's all i ask i'll not say over knitted it will change when you ask you to work with us and we can hear you and factor that into our assessment. >> may i have a few additional questions. >>
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>> so thank you for coming to the treasure island development authority roll call. >> ford the wednesday, february 10, 2016, san francisco treasure island development authority board meeting call to order director president fei director vice president mazzola director richardson director kositsky supervisor kim we we have quorum great so thank you and welcome
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all for being here today wale have the next item on the agendas the general public comment item number 2 general public comment to at this time, members of the public may address the commission items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission except agenda items. with respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the commission will be afforded when public comment will be held during each item on the agenda members of the public may address the commission up to 3 minutes you will hear a single chime with 30 seconds please state your name. >> any public comment? please come up. >> this is. >> hello my name is matt to online accept a resident residents of san francisco i'm interested in
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creating an organization that would be housed on treasure island in the future and i enlighten it as unit of nations and organization that will bring together like houses or opportunities for country's from the pacific ream to share the culture, their heritage, their information and help educate k through 12 students and the general public comment about their cults and envision this will be a granddaughter for treasure island from people from the local community and u.s. and as well as abroad i'm looking to determine if this is interest from the 28d development board in regards to beginning such a
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project and housing it on treasure island well, thank you very much i think that the best way to proceed we first talk with staff and to discuss that with them more fully what you're proposal and we'll take it up as appropriate. >> very good thank you very much. >> should had sent information to me i'll follow-up with her and include that that the future communications. >> great, thank you any public comment? worrying about to address the board if not next item, please. >> and report by treasure island director. >> good evening - good afternoon. members of the board this past month we had an open 0 house with the san francisco public utilities commission on
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january 23rd at shipshape to provide information on the electrical system on treasure island in past outages and had a couple of dozens of tenants and others came out to get information on the electrical system and past outages and the measures that are taken to decrease the probability of future outages the ymca has started a walking group for residents on the idle as part of their efforts to increase the fitness and the department of health did an outreach code of math on january 26th they provide flu vaccines and other things for residents and visitor this past month the san francisco police department did
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conduct some trainings on the island in advance of super bowl 50 and the san francisco fire department for the past several weeks has been providing training experience on yerba buena island the site and location has given them a rare opportunity to test they're operating and training procedures for fighting residential fires on hillside the around super bowl 50 to events on the island that generated more than $80,000 in revenues tida the first was the nfl chairman's event that was held on friday february 4th from the parking lot of building one and on saturday february 6th there was max magazine had a party
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that was organized by bryan cane at the north eastern side of the island in addition to those events 3 sell operators located temporary cell phone facilities during the month of february that generated an additional 75 hundreds in revenue the department of public works and puc are working to install toilets in several tida buildings including the chapel and guy. funded by the puck b puc and installed by the random reply crews for on the development front we opened escrow for the first transfer of development parcels to tdif with the target of closing friday or next thank you tuesday on the
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transfer artists transfer of the property tdif will mobilize they've read the they're first construction contract with the reservoirs on the yerba buena island the we were scheduling a department of public works will be scheduling a public hearing on the subdivision map on february 24th and working with the navy they anticipate issuing the next wanted of suitability to transfer covering building 3 site 21 which is the area of the sailing center and a water site in clipper grove and later this month with a target of transferring overseeing properties to tida may have this
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year last month we had a presentation here at the board on the affordable housing program on treasure island and it was requested i continue to reporter back on the process we have met this past month with the controller's office and public finance, mayor's office of housing mayors budget do you have to review the thajz challenges for the affordable housing and alternatives for generating month revenue to close the gap and potentially increase the affordable housing participation here on treasure island working with the i f d and other agency with john hall kaiser and has been running alternatives on the i f d revenue that will be generated under 25 or 26 and
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thirty and 40 percent housing alternatives we're working with tihdi to update the performa of projecting the cost of developing the affordable housing so with all the efforts simultaneously we should be abl
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>> good afternoon, supervisors and winter to the historic preservation commission like to remind the members of the audience that the commission does not tolerate disruptions of any kind. proceedings. and when speaking before the commission, if you care to, do state your name for the record. >> i'd like to call roll at this time. commissioner president wolfram commissioner president honda commissioner hasz commissioner johnck commissioner johns commissioner matsuda and commissioner pearlman thank you, commissioners commissioners, that places you under your is general public
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comment at this time, members of the public may address the commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission except agenda items. with respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. each member of the public may address the commission up to three minutes. i do have one speaker card. >> georgia swedish. >> go ahead. >> thank you. good afternoon. i'm georgia swedish here last time i just want to bring up the issue i think there are two issues occurring now with regards to the façadism the main we know but i think it is concerning when a building is basically defendant's next in order and an ocher stark facade with a lot of
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glass takes it mrs. place in noah valley and in neighborhoods labor bernal heights and glen park many of the oldest neighbo neighborhoods the city is logging b rated building inspection building with texture for which the city is known whether you study this issue of façadism i was hoping you can examine the issue of this what i call pe verse façadism a building is denounced congratulated if a building b to c but yet in the meanwhile window replacement get scrutiny those facades changes don't so here quicken in the interest of time if i'm with the overhead those are if google earth this is 2008, 2011 i'm trying to look at that building there, there in
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january of 2014 underway and here it is today and then the other one 2008, 2014. >> december 2014. >> and here it is today so that's just some examples favoritism you're welcome to have this i went 0 google and with the address on the badge and family for the minutes thank you very much have a great day. >> thank you. >> ada changing but the filipino cultural heritage district illinois want to thank you thank you. i heard about the culture being spoken so how he experienced it thank you and looking forward to work with you
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the more detailed you deduction around the cultural heritage and want to talk about things the south of market the fulton fair date was moved twice for oam i correct? occ /* oracle world over time it will dwindle if we change the people plan on it plan oncoming to very much so appreciate this conversation coming forward and table and the staff to have the culture implementation plan started this year there will be a great implementation plan so it will be great if we start more often on that thank you, very much very much. >> is there any additional public comment? >> >> hello commissioners
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with the san francisco heritage i want to introduce or note very within new internal starting sfrooit paris france susan and she's a student at the institute of the pat anyone and training to an curator for the momenumen for 7 weeks helping us deputy a paper on the façadism and welcome her and let you you know she might be interested in talking with some of you. >> thank you and welcome to san francisco do is there anyone else who wishes to speak on this item if so please step forward sean's public comment is closed. >> commissioners that places us under department matters on director's announcements. >> good afternoon tim frye department staff it is in your
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packet help to answer any questions. >> commissioners seeing none, item two past event and announcements again tdooiftd no formal report from the commission, however, many of you saw an article by john king in today's paper regarding the main within the kemper arena xhechlt district a district and designated early the city historic preservation program as you saw the interior is for consideration to expand the existing landmark designation this is something you'll be seeing the near future we're currently in the owner outreach part of the project
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right now, we're discussing the interior character defining features with the property owner and there air ideas for prospec tenants so as more information come forward we'll share that with you and certainly be before you i would say before this summa summer i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> should you have my. >> seeing and hearing none commissioners to commission matters president's report and announcements. >> no formal report or announcements. >> item 4 consideration of draft minutes for february 3rd, 2016. >> commissioners any corrections to the minutes. >> at this point we'll take public comment on the draft minutes of february thirds 2016 is there anyone from the public that wishes to speak on this minutes seeing and hearing none and barbara boxer do i have a
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motion to adapt. >> i move we adopt the minutes. >> thank you, commissioners for february 3rd commissioner hasz commissioner johnck commissioner johns commissioner matsuda commissioner pearlman commissioner hyland and commissioner president wolfram 12340e67 so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 7 to zero and places us under item 5 commissioners questions or comments. >> commissioner johnck and i was interested in the speaker that spoke at the omn time republican impression e expression regarding the filipino community and maybe could you give you an update on that tim or schedule that at another meeting i was interested the fact that the point being made the date was changed twice and whether to brought to your attention of our efforts for cultural heritage to
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the may amayor and have a lette of or some kind of documentation that because i was postponed i it mayor. >> sure from the commission is amenable to us providing an update in our staff report and at this point you can decide in a formal letter we've made process with the supervisors office and stakeholders one the community to give you an update on that our work to date. >> folks will be amenable to that thank you. >> commissioner hyland. >> a few things as an ad on to commissioner johncks commentsito would be good if our commission was made aware some of the significant cultural events dates changed at the minimum provide a letter to the board of supervisors you know expressing
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our concerns and this is monarch an event lib the fulton street fair is probably major for these who come every year a commissioner johnck and i are on the waft plan update working group and we had another meeting last week and the topic was all they were representing and giving us context of the mr. chairman marge /* maritime activities and the difference between the port of san francisco and the other ports within the bay area as well as other ports up and down the weight of this was fascist i think they reinforced it if you're interested in scanning through that the last thing is the had the cultural heritage assets
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committee prior to the hearing and susan goldstein the architect with the san francisco public library a fascinating conversation they're continuing to digitize tombs of information and the efforts they're going to make that digital information assessable is something that we on the full commission might not interested in hearing more about several things that came out of that discussion one i want to bring up the notion of our plaque program and how we had a are still you know bronze plaque and discussed how to capture significant information about the history so that can be shared and maybe an opportunity to a digital plaque or mobile
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either on a building in a development to the community space that a lot of the developments negotiate to provide the cultural district the cultural we have at physical cultural centers the city and the rec and park properties that you know we could provide access to this amazing digital information so - just thought you'd be interested in that. >> thank you i had a couple of questions one was i say the paper that the l rate theater was closes and maybe at the next hearing have a status of report and talk about that any information about that that would be helpful and can you remind me i forgotten where we left off the façadism conversation.
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>> commissioners tdim frye justin from our office is preparing the second insult and we were hoping to bring to you this month we believe that will occur in march so based on the conversation this commission time to see more examples of projects already completed projects the last decade or so and have an opportunity to look at the pros and cons of each of those projects and maybe there is one in particular that stand out or maybe a combine of contribut tribut triniti attributes it could have a solid policy how the city uses these facade projects he's prep that information and hope to binge to you in march. >> thank you me other questions or comments. >> commissioner hyland. >> i don't know if this is a
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disclosure but we received a series of e-mails in support of various owners and one e-mail in particular talking about the agenda items about a missed piece of information murals at the whatever the agenda item. >> yeah. >> all right. thank you. >> commissioners, if there's nothing further we'll move on to considers of items proposed for continuance item six the central soma and historic survey is proposed for that continuance to march 16, 2014 and commissioners i've received a request for continue item 8 under our regular calendar for case the african-american
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historic statement however, i didn't receive a proposed date do we have a - >> proposed hearing date tim. >> i believe april is our suggested - the department is in support find it to allow the partnership webinar public more time to look at the document it is lengthy we're extending the public comment for those interested in providing the commissions additional comments i believe that. >> april 6th. >> april 6th or 20. >> 6. >> so then item 8 to april 6th. >> you can take them up separately. >> we should take public comment. >> yeah. no. >> any comments from the commissioners about continuing that is there anyone from the public that wishes to speak on
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the proposed continuance of the central soma historic context statement and the african-american context statement seeing and hearing none public comment is closed. and back to you, commissioners. >> to the commissioner, i heard the motion to. >> to continue both items. >> second. >> thank you commissioners to continue items 6 to march 17 and item 8 to april 6th. >> mr. cranshaw commissioner johnck commissioner johns commissioner matsuda commissioner pearlman commissioner hyland and commissioner president wolfram. >> so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 7 to zero and places us under our consent calendar all matters listed hereunder constitute a consent calendar, are considered to be routine and may be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the commission. there will be no separate discussion of these items there will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the commission, the public, or staff so requests in which event the matter shall be removed from the consent calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing. item 7 for case at 101 townsend
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a certificate of preference holder certificate of appropriateness any commission wish to take it off consent. >> no, it is a great use. >> is there anyone from the public that wishes to speak request this be taken off the consent calendar zero pu opportunities for public comment seeing and hearing none public comment is closed. and precede to the item. >> a motion to approve the consent calendar. >> second. >> then on that motion to approve item 7 under consent commissioner hasz commissioner johnck commissioner johns commissioner matsuda commissioner pearlman commissioner hyland and commissioner president wolfram so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 7 to
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zero and place under our regular calendar item 8 continued to april 6th and leaves us what item 9 case this is a consideration to initiate landmark designation. >> good afternoon. commissioners shannon with the planning staff i'm here today to present the department's recommendation regarding landmark and hospital and health center the excelsior outer mission neighborhood the building was added to the looker-on may 20, 2015, after the department got a
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landmark application the alamany hospital and health center part of the emergency hospitals that became known and was want comprehensive and eloquent health services constructed in 1933 the alamany was the final piece in this system. >> the buildings were designed by master architect charles sawyer the architect and over e overseeer of the amuse hospital buildings to the city but prepared the alamany plans for the alamany health center and the buildings for the significant example of his work. >> the emergency hospital has a spanish with a scheme and health center with that itself example of the spanish could not
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only style the supervisor features painting by many paternity the alamany health center were funded by the art project and sponsorship of the relief administration the planning department has shared the definition with the department of real estate and talked about the landmark designation and the department received to additional letters after packets were published one in supportive and the other was not in support because of the perceived association with dan white as part of buildings significance the buildings are not significance such dan white their centuries for the fonts effo events anticipate as the master architect and contains the murals the department buildings
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the buildings meets the dpoiblt and landmark the department recommends it be a landmark designation the department will return at a hearing for the resolution recommending the landmark designation that concludes my presentation. i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you, commissioner any questions for the staff. >> no? >> seeing none, we'll proceeded to public comment that i have 3 speaker card (calling names) and you'll have 3 minutes with a warning bell 30 seconds before. >> thank you mr. president, and commissioners my name is david hooper serve as the president of the new terrace improvements association that s which which is one of the many neighborhoods active neighborhood associations the
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outer mission the for instance i want to say thank you for the forest to do this and the primary person the first person i want to thank that helped lift ev'ry voice and sing i can't was richard rothman it focused on the murals and i learned a lot about that and thank you anthony is from the staff it moved to another job and shannon ferguson they made a difference i'd like to thank supervisor avalos and supervisor avalos for their staff and the history center your waving aware from an earlier preservatintatio i'll hit on the points i think that we'll use the 3 minutes effective and the question when does the alamany integer hospital will represent and to recognize historically and the 80 steps there was an obligation to provide heathlth d
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safety with a significant design times by a persistent with getting adequate fund that never stopped the emergency hospital or the public health building a relationship with the community if you were raised in town ever itself knew where the emergency hospital were tuyou were taken there i got there 3 times the grattan elementary school change the model for providing the health care services whether the effort in 1978 to represent the possibility of closing the integer hospital the communities of outer mission the ex-wife's at the history stiffer and i kn
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that - the enterimergency hospis still closed some communicated services on site the last i was familiar with the adult daycare 7 years ago they closed the complete closings of both buildings the 0 recognize of the importance to this community and final finally the question of what the reuse of those buildings for the community can represent to mission street that have seer economic problems and many vacate storefront there are a lot of people involved in trying to use our assets as a community to revive mission street the outer mission thank you. >> thank you. >> lisa. >> good afternoon, commissioners my name is lisa i wrote the background report supporting the provocation i
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want to thank anthony and shannon and ferguson and the planning department this whole thing was at the history expo at the old mint the professor showed me his map that indicated a location in my neighborhood i have no idea we had this in our neighborhood that led me to richard rothman trying to save the murals inside of the health care center building i spent 9 most of weekends researching the his history and the neighbors special affirming and the story of that kind of murals. >> our neighbors and local community groups were interested to learn about the history of those buildings and oare extremely supportive of this
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the buildings were slayed to be sold though the city's real estate division we gardened overwhelm community support support to save them and the murals and supervisor avalos agreed to expand his support of murals to include the safes of the building we hope with the support from the community guess so architectural bill, the planning department staff, and supervisor avalos office that this landmarking effort will be approved we respectfully ask the commission consider and shading landmark designation today if you have any questions, i'll be happy to answer them and thank you for your time. >> thank you very much richard rothman.
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>> why not go ahead and start speaking sfgovtv. >> good afternoon and thank you for having this hearing my name is richard rothman and these murals are sort of a lost give me the city i give tours and acquitticoit tower and got folks one day i he was at the meeting with her, she happened to tell me about this mural at the same time the art commission found out about or refound out about this from the department of real estate that they were going to sell this building and asked the art commission about it i wanted to take my time to talk about the kind he was born if mr. o'donnepoland and came td states as a furnish maker but
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decided to study mural i was panting he went to france to study and came back and studied with the diego river the first mural we do was as jewish community center the wedding this was done in 1934 it is saved from the orange e origin location up on to stall hard to find but you if ask people you'll see thask the next one was a coit tower and this was up there and after that, he did to the murals at -
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the title of them was health at home and communicated spirit and growth and the bottom one combroerth was white washed under zach was a friend of herb cane and herb said that was done by accident so those are beautiful murals i want to thank beth and supervisor avalos for seeing we can keep this building open to the public those are murals that should be seen then finally the last ones he did were at usf the historical of medicine in speakers shall address their comments to the commission as a whole and neither the police commission nor the land hall and been unin there they'll starting to by the time let people in there the murals are sitting in the context of the bernard and
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pained and should, recognized and should be open public when i started on this none in the public knew about those murals it's important they do. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> beth rubbiinstein i have bn talking about the carbarn and others that is definite one of the community assets it is architectural history and community atheism i love the fact that 4 you've seen the photographs of the murals that was built as a community living room i read the history report
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they speak about the design of that to be the neighborhood health center to be welcoming and it is literally built and we basically want those buildings back as neighborhood assets the board of supervisors has been working with the mayor's office and the office of economic workforce development to re vials those to be health and social services we building that landmark status is part of this process of reactivating the building we've been the supervisor will say he's been impressed and inspired by the community outpouring for the rerelocating location of those buildings those are important leaders but many, many more people we got letters from are represent by this work it is an important building the community so i urge to support it. >> thank you very much.
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>> is there anyone else who wishes to speak on this item? >> hello, i'm desiree with the san francisco heritage we were here to offer our support for the landmark designation and architectural significant resource and the home of the alamany health center artist bernard. >> and in addition, we know that this project has been important to several of our heritage members and including be richmond r09 man a wonderful advocate and we're work with him on other projects that actually he helped to secure the funding for george washington high school and a contact statement we'll hopefully be nominating
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others people and dpw era reverses for landmark designation and lastly we're encouraged that this landmark designation is the neighborhood that has few designated hectic district and this community generated landmark nomination can serve as a future four collaboration thank you. >> thank you very much. >> is there anyone else who wishes to speak on this item if so please step forward hearings public comment is closed. and back to you, commissioners. >> commissioners comments on the report. >> commissioner this is so e was generally from the history expo i was there and seeing the busses the buzz it was exist i' thrilled to see this come out of
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that thank you to the community from the president of the neighborhood association and jumping on that he doing the work a year ago i'm thrilled and i guess there is another aspect to this i think there is no question that this commission will support is the in violation of landmarking for this the building i guess one of the things i'd like to think about and in revision the architecture all murals are one - of course, a big piece and the community athei activism but - the point was made about the leadership e living room i love that and sharing the kindness of values
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we checker so i'all i think abo is the thread that go through it i'll offer a motion in support of initiative landmarking. >> other comments. >> just to get this going (laughter) your commissioner pearlman i second the motion. >> (laughter). we're not ready for the motion laura (multiple voices). >> okay. let's have a little bit of discussion commissioner pearlman. >> i want to thank the community one of the joys have been being on the commission is learning about part of city i know nothing about i've not spent time in that part of city and certainly learning about the emergency hospital system, the health system and i knew a little bit about that but now i'm learning more i wanted to dovetail on what commissioner
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johnck said that is amazing the community is there is so much discussion how crazy sfta san francisco it has become and a from nerve and displacement and all those things you look at the neighborhoods who is embracing the values that were present because of so much we have so many e-mails and clearly a heck of a lot of support i hope they like the geneva carbarn so is that can be you know in a credible positive way this is a great, great building and great project so thank you. >> thank you commissioner hyland. >> i wanted to echo previous commissioners said and thank the community for coming up and speaking up about this community asset he offer one suggestion in
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the actual designation report on the characterize defining features their listing the skylight to look at page 13 that is 14 this is a lesson we've learned my form firm learned from the jewish museum identifying the skylights as a feature is sometimes not enough it is the reason the skylight are important and the relationship displaced brown below i ask we add a comment to that statement or that item other than the list is catalyst of defining feature the skylight only page 14 of the skylight are tdr under but a wall the middle that. >> that's an amendment to the
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motion. >> okay. before i would like - i was going to say i appreciate commissioner johns entertain you were not at the previous meeting with the discussions i would before we take the motion like to chanthank the community hard work for the landmark designation and happy to see this information is really shows the support of community and also teaching us about an important aspect of the city's history and tom sawyer and the enter hospital a lot of people i think donna today don't know about that is a great designation it has so many layers it is fantastic new - and i think i've heard a motion in commissioner johns that was with the amendment from commissioner hyland. >> okay thank you to the maker and the
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seconder so there is a motion that has been seconded to initiate the landmark designation to the 34 work through 45 avenue as amended to include under character defining features the skylight and to the relationship of space commissioner hasz commissioner johnck commissioner johns commissioner matsuda commissioner pearlman commissioner hyland and commissioner president wolfram so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 7 to zero i have no further items on your adjoined. >> the hearing is
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>> self-planning works to preserve and enhance the city what kind hispanic the environment in a variety of ways overhead plans to fwied other departments to open space and land use an urban design and a variety of other matters related to the physical urban environment planning projects include implementing code change or designing plaza or parks projects can be broad as proipd on overhead neighborhood planning effort typically
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include public involvement depending on the subject a new lot or effect or be active in the final process lots of people are troubled by they're moving loss of they're of what we preserve to be they're moving mid block or rear yard open space. >> one way to be involved attend a meeting to go it gives us and the neighbors to learn and participate dribble in future improvements meetings often take the form of open houses or focus groups or other stinks that allows you or your neighbors to provide feedback and ask questions the best way to insure you'll be alerted the community meetings sign up for the notification on the website by signing up using
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issue. >> homeless in san francisco is a challenging issue that effects owner in the city in many different was as of the 2014 homeless census over 64 homeless in individual in the city to try to address the issue we've got a program for chronic homeless welcome to the navigation center. >> this pilot project is for people living on the street what makes it different the navigation center is able to accommodate homeless encampments lowell u allowing people to keep their pets and bring their personal bloonlz.
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>> the full realization that people don't want to be homeless not refuse services but from the services don't meet them and not relevant they're not going to be successful if you look at the budget losses we've got a community sacrifice important people to get food and laundry we're standing next to the bathrooms it is designed to be a dynamic and brief residential experience where right of on this site city staff to connect you to homeless places to return to family dine is up for medi-cal and all those things that are complicated for people. >> the other exciting thing city agencies come on site and provided the services for folks this is existed to see when the goal of streamlining a a whole processes of getting people on
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go gentle assistance into housing as much as possible. >> way totally different you can come and agree as please and get laundry services and showers any time of the day and night it's twenty-four hours a day whatever and twhefr it's not like any other she recalls. >> they come and help people for what it is they're required the issues they need and reach out and do what we can to say okay how can we accommodate you to get you set up and straight never in my mind imagined a program like this this place it different and a a lot a lot that better it works. >> the navigation is center is a collaboration of partnerships too city departments one is the
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homeless outreach team managed by the san francisco distributing i look forward to the navigation center we'll have our agents go out and help and say don't go anymore over and over send our dayshift out they've meet the population and hang out and hang in the encampment and transport people and be with them and make immediate impacts with me and my staff. >> bringing our wloongz whatever you go presents a problem this place their help with the storage i don't have to worry about it staying here you know you're getting things done they need to get things down done to get off the street avenue of the hope alsoness is
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gone. >> they help you if you're hungry go eat if e you need to go places go. >> they're 4th district it awe auto. >> it was funded through a unanimous donation and of may 2015 an additional $3 million to help to continue the program beyond 18 months. >> you see people coming out they're ready to being so the future homes you know how variable the navigation center is my message for the constituents yes something can be done do break chronic homelessness it is being done. >> this is a community that sets an example but i how to pick an area that was funky they've seen we're trying to do is help their neighbors they've
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seen getting sicker and more frail and broken down on the streets and welcomed us that's a powerful statement people are exist and president in they're becoming to see the movement for folks and people on the streets are only survival modes where is there next meal and their itch more carefree. >> the staff here is interpretation the first day i have a appointment and everything was made all you do is go through them this makes a huge difference. >> to get settled in a helping hand, to get on my feet, take care of the issues i have and
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get out of bed and help. >> even though the navigation center has been up in march 2014 the program is creating successful outreach for it's clients. >> a month ago they came to me and asked me to go into a new program i moved into here and now 3 months later i have my own place it is mine i lock my door don't worry about my stuff it feels human again


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