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all of which is to say, we are much closer during the past 12 months to being at the 90%. i would anticipate when we look at the data we would be somewhere in the 80% hike 90% range within the 90 day period. >> well we've got you up, there was an issue for a while that i heard about, this is the annual reports were not available on the internet, and now they are? can you speak to that a little bit? >> yes. the department did have prior annual reports available online, but we did not have annual reports for the prior two-year timeframe. that was rectified i believe in may, or june, of this year. currently the department has annual reports up through 17-18 available online with various statistics of department review. >> somebody mentioned that some of them were longer when they were first posted and they became more truncated later, can you speak to that?
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>> the department did previously with the review back in 11-12, the way the department previously did their annual reports where they were much more extensive, but they also took approximately 18-24 months to complete. if you look back in history at the departments annual report, technically included data for 11-12. it was much longer. so we are looking out for version we are doing now is to find more of a sweet spot in between that has a series of grass and basic data and information and additional narrative and something that is complete within six months of the fiscal year. but doesn't take a major thesis to do. >> what is the diffidence between -- what is the difference between a corner and a medical examiner? >> i am probably not the best one to answer that question.
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a coroner is under a sheriff, and other jurisdictions in the country. it could be anybody who runs for office and has absolutely no training. the medical examiner system is set up to bring a level of professionalism to death investigations and how death investigation should be properly handled. our office and many other major jurisdictions in california are set up in the medical examiner system. >> thank you. supervisor brown? >> thank you. i wanted to talk up a little bit about the timing of these reports, because, i know i have talked to mayor mccallie, administrator. this is really tough for families when they are waiting for this report. i went through an experience
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with the jessica alba family. they were waiting for the death certificate to be um released because they felt it was a homicide and not suicide. um and, you know, the entire native american community came out and said this was a cover-up. i just filled that, and we have talked about this that the communications has to be a lot better with families um because as we know families are in um there worst times of their lives when they are dealing with this, the death of a loved one. we need to be able to communicate with them what is happening, what the process is, why it is taking as long as it does. um because, what i have found, the board of supervisors to get that information. we are the in between um.
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so, i really appreciate that you're looking at this, and even having really skilled, qualified people to help with the families. i think that is so important because um, you know, it is a real issue when we are dealing with those families that are waiting for them. >> supervisor, i could not agree you more. being able to communicate with families at the time of a tragic loss is very key. this is information we are using to help with our recruitment efforts and some of the vacant positions we have. with the jessica alba situation, you know, after talking to you i went back and looked at the timing, and the report came out 52 days -- after the ten day determination out and then the final report came 52 days later. had there been better trust and better communications the family
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would not feel this way right now. >> especially with a community that does not have trust of this government. >> exactly. >> when you say pending, does that mean there is a draft report that is available for people to review and then later on a final that may or may not be the same? >> yes. what doctor hunter did, instead of waiting for everyone, and i think this was right for determination to happen once you have the final report which could be 52 days, 90 days, that is a long time not to know. he waited call quickly and just say pending, pending toxicology reports. >> those were available? >> the toxicology reports were not done yet when we did the pending. >> right, but the pending determination was available to the families? >> yes. that is why if we build trust a better communications we would be in a much better situation.
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>> thank you so much. thank you supervisor peskin for calling for this hearing. >> thank you. >> um are there any members of the public that was to comment on this item? seeing none. public comment is closed. can we file this hearing without objection? great. >> mr. clerk is there any further business? >> there is no further business. >> we are adjourned. thank you. women's network for
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sustainable future . twork for >> san francisco streets and puffs make up 25 percent of cities e city's land area more than all the parks combined they're far two wide and have large flight area the pavement to parks is to test the variants by ininexpensive changing did new open spaces the city made up of streets in you think about the potential of having this space for a purpose
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it is demands for the best for bikes and families to gather. >> through a collaborative effort with the department we the public works and the municipal transportation agency pavement to parks is bringing initiative ideas to our streets. >> so the face of the street is the core of our program we have in the public right-of-way meaning streets that can have areas perpetrated for something else. >> i'm here with john francis pavement to parks manager and this parklet on van ness street first of all, what is a parklet and part of pavement to parks program basically an expense of the walk in a public realm for people to hang anti nor a urban acceptable space for people to use. >> parklets sponsors have to
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apply to be considered for the program but they come to us you know saying we want to do this and create a new space on our street it is a community driven program. >> the program goes beyond just parklets vacant lots and other spaces are converted we're here at playland on 43 this is place is cool with loots things to do and plenty of space to play so we came up with that idea to revitalizations this underutilized yard by going to the community and what they said want to see here we saw that everybody wants to see everything to we want this to be a space for everyone. >> yeah. >> we partnered with the
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pavement to parks program and so we had the contract for building 236 blot community garden it start with a lot of jacuzzi hammers and bulldozer and now the point we're planting trees and flowers we have basketball courts there is so much to do here. >> there's a very full program that they simply joy that and meet the community and friends and about be about the lighter side of city people are more engaged not just the customers. >> with the help of community pavement to parks is reimagining the potential of our student streets if you want more information visit them as the pavement to parks or contact pavement to parks at
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shop and dine on the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services within neighborhood. we help san francisco remain unique, successful and vibrant. where will you shop and dine in the 49? san francisco owes the charm to the unique character of the neighborhood comer hall district. each corridor has its own personality. our neighborhoods are the engine of the city. >> you are putting money and support back to the community you live in and you are helping small businesses grow. >> it is more environmentally friendly.
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>> shopping local is very important. i have had relationships with my local growers for 30 years. by shopping here and supporting us locally, you are also supporting the growers of the flowers, they are fresh and they have a price point that is not imported. it is really good for everybody. >> shopping locally is crucial. without that support, small business can't survive, and if we lose small business, that diversity goes away, and, you know, it would be a shame to see that become a thing of the past. >> it is important to dine and shop locally. it allows us to maintain traditions. it makes the neighborhood.
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>> i think san francisco should shop local as much as they can. the retail marketplace is changes. we are trying to have people on the floor who can talk to you and help you with products you are interested in buying, and help you with exploration to try things you have never had before. >> the fish business, you think it is a piece of fish and fisherman. there are a lot of people working in the fish business, between wholesalers and fishermen and bait and tackle. at the retail end, we about a lot of people and it is good for everybody. >> shopping and dining locally is so important to the community because it brings a tighter fabric to the community and allows the business owners to
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thrive in the community. we see more small businesses going away. we need to shop locally to keep the small business alive in san francisco. >> shop and dine in the 49 is a cool initiative. you can see the banners in the streets around town. it is great. anything that can showcase and legitimize small businesses is a wonderful thing. >> mayor breed: i just figured everybody would be at work and it would be a couple of us today. but i see the cole valley community came out. thank you so much for being here today at wooden, one of the
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newest establishments right here in the cole valley community. this is an amazing neighborhood. so many great places like reverie and the ice cream bar and zazie. this is an incredible place to enjoy the day. there's wine that you can buy. there is a postal service. there is hardware. anything that you want is located in this community. it's one of the best-kept secrets in san francisco. i know that because i come out here and hide a lot. [ laughter ]. >> mayor breed: but of course the community, they recognize me because i served as a supervisor and one of the things that we know happens sometimes with our small businesses, they get caught up in the bureaucracy, when all they want to do is provide a service to the community. this is a neighborhood where people know one another, where
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they walk down the street and see one another, where they hang out in places like this to enjoy each other's company. where we have watched kids grow up in this neighborhood. the fact that small businesses which oftentimes are run by the owners of the small businesses, the fact that they have to deal with so much bureaucracy makes me crazy. one of the things i have said we need to do time and time again is can you tell the bureaucratic red tape that gets in the way of allowing our small businesses to just exist and be enjoyable for communities like cole valley. [ applause ]. >> mayor breed: so i'd like to use this as an example, and let me pause for a minute and recognize captain bailey and the folks from park police station and the people who keep our community safe.
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we really appreciate you. [ applause ]. >> mayor breed: but when i was supervisor, val, you remember this, free gold watch. you all know that, the pinball machines in that place. so free gold watch, an incredible place. there were pinball machine tournaments, there were activities, a place where the community came together. well, unfortunately it discovered after they opened that they were basically not in compliance with the law. years ago in the 1980s when we thought that video games were going to destroy young people, destroy civilization as we know it, all these laws were created that limited the ability to have these arcade locations within the certain area of the school or a park or gas station and all this craziness. i just couldn't believe it that we could potentially lose this amazing institution because of some dated laws. of course, it's not just about
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creating new laws, but about fixing the old laws that put us in this situation in the first place. we got rid of that. free gold watch and all these other amazing places are open to bring back our childhood for most of us who lived through that time. this is no exception, where i think you just -- if you just wanted to basically have music and sell a little bit of wine and beer for a comedy night. what he had to go through has been crazy because of some laws that were passed that impact neighboring communities which is sometimes unfair. what we are doing today is making it easier for small businesses to provide what i think is a basic community service. of course, when you're watching
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comedy, you have to have wine or beer or some kind of beverage in your hand to just enjoy it. because most of the comics sometimes aren't even funny. [ laughter ]. >> mayor breed: so here we are. trying to make it easier for our small business community and sign this legislation. my commitment to addressing what we know is a real challenge around how small businesses are able to survive and thrive in this city is important to me. dealing with our empty store fronts, coming up with new solutions, both with changes to our policies but also with financial investments. even if we can't get rid of certain fees, i do think it's important that we continue through the mayor's office of economic and workforce development under the leadership of qua -- joaquim torez to make sure we are working with small businesses to do facade
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improvements and many others. this is how we're going to get there and the board of supervisors who has been incredibly focused. even before she was on the board of supervisors where she served as a legislative aid for two previous supervisors, i was one of those supervisors, there was no one more committed to supporting small businesses and being responsive to the community than your supervisor, district 5 supervisor, val brown. [ applause ]. >> i just want to thank a few people. i have them written down. i want to first thank the mayor. i want to thank the team at o.e.w.d., ben, when we were doing this legislation, it was grinding. just because it was pushed out,
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came back. ben would come back and think he had a way to do that. i want to thank my aide in the corner hiding like normal. [ applause ]. >> he kept saying, we can do it, we can do it. i want to thank the chamber of commerce. they were there all along coming to meetings and speaking in favor. the council of district merchants. and really especially the cole valley community. when this came to me -- i have to say, though, this is kind of a bit of a strange groundhog day for me. when we talked about this, actually planning came to us ten years ago and asked us to clean up a lot of the regulations around these kind of restrictions for businesses, because they said they were archaic, hurting small business. you have to remember ten years ago we were in a downturn, the economic downturn. we just didn't have time or the
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bandwidth to deal with it. when this came back to me ten years in the making, that happened with clean power. i started clean power and finished it in supervisor breed's office. this was ten years in the making again. but this time i said, hey, you know what? this is a heavy lift, but we need to do this for small businesses. we need to do this for the person that comes every morning, opens up their door, is here serving coffee, is here cutting your hair, giving you some of the best cheese you've ever had at say cheese. we need to do this for small business. they're struggling. we, as a city, should be doing everything we can to keep small businesses in place and to open small businesses. we need to be able to take the regulations away that hurt them, to take the time it takes to open a small business.
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i don't know how you can afford to pay for a space for a year to 18 months before you even have a business. how is that possible? you have to probably save for two years just to open a small business. so we have to say no. we have to make sure that we protect small businesses. because, look, i lived in lower haye for 20 years and then i moved into this community. i feel it's a mayberry. i walk down the street and know everybody. i can go from one store to another and get what i need for my everyday needs and meet the people that i absolutely adore on these streets. so we have to keep these neighborhood corridors vibrant. if we don't have vibrant neighborhood corridors, what does that do?
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that affects the whole entire community. when the neighbors came to me, cole valley, and said, look, we really support this business. they want a simple beer and wine license so he can have comedy night. how many times does a neighborhood come to you and say we want this business of a beer and wine? usually it's the owner, right? i said, wow, steve, you must have done something right in this neighborhood because they absolutely loved steve and said, steve, we want you to be here and successful. the least i could do was take this legislation and push it through. now, it took me three times before it went through l.a.n. use and i had third time is a charm and we got it through. we did it and we all worked together, and it was unanimous at the board. i want to thank everyone who was involved. there was so many people who came out for public comment. people behind the scenes saying
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this is what we need. steve, you came to those public comments. your staff watched the store while you came. your café. you waited and spoke three times. i'm sorry. we shouldn't be doing that to small businesses. so really appreciate your time becau because, steve, you helped the whole city. you helped the whole city when the supervisors heard your story and they said, we've got to help this person, this small business, you helped the whole city. so you're an activist. [ applause ]. >> so that point i'm going to introduce steve wikwire that owns this marvelous café and give you a few words. thank you. [ applause ]. >> thank you all for being here.
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so some of you know i opened this shop after working in san francisco for ten years. i wanted to bring my passion and dedication for really high-end coffee service to cole valley, where i thought it was needed. it's been really awesome and amazing being able to contribute to this community. with this legislation passing, we'll be able to contribute more, namely, staying open later, providing beer and wine service, and doing really fun comedy shows here that i think will just breathe some new life into the neighborhood and add to the mix around here. i really just want to thank our district supervisor vallie brown and her team for supporting
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this. [ applause ]. >> if we do want to see more small businesses opening and being run by community members, people who want to serve their communities. it just needs to be a little bit easier to do. we need more pathways for these businesses to grow and adapt as they move forward. so that's really what this is all about. all of your support has made that happen here, so thank you all so much. [ applause ]. >> thank you. up next is rodney fong. >> thank you, steve. congratulations. i feel like it's a new day. it's a fresh breath of air. it literally is a chamber of commerce day here in san francisco. i want to thank mayor breed, supervisor brown for being
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champions of this legislation. all of the points you bring up about the vitality of san francisco, how important it is for our streets to be filled with people and to get involved with businesses. at the chamber of commerce we've put an emphasis on small businesses. i feel growing up in a small business and running our wax museum down at fishermen's wharf, creativity is the secret sauce. if we can give entrepreneurs the ability to be cultivators of things, we're going to do well. i'm happy to be here. i hope we have many, many more opportunities like this. congratulations to the planning department and clearing some of the red tape. hopefully we can get more
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businesses open here this san francisco. thank you very much for coming, and congratulations to you. [ applause ]. >> mayor breed: thank you, rodney. before we sign this legislation, i just want to thank our two small business commissioners for being here today. thank you so much. steve, who is the president of the commission and sharkie, one of the newest sworn-in commissioners because of his challenges with his small business here in san francisco. so you really have some champions helping to push forward the kinds of policies that hopefully will make a difference for our small business community here in san francisco. now, let's get this piece of legislation signed. [ applause ]
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afternoon. welcome to the october 1, 2019, regular meet ongoing -- meeting of the board of supervisors. madame clerk, please call the roll? brown present. fewer present. haney not present. mandelman not present. mar present. peskin present. ronen present. safai present. stefani present. walton present. yee present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> president yee: thank you.
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ladies and gentlemen, will you please join me in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> president yee: on behas of of the board -- behalf of the board i would like to acknowledge the staff at sfgovtv who record each of our meetings and make the transcript available to the public online. madame clerk, any communications? >> none to report, mr. president. >> president yee: please call the consent agenda. >> clerk: items 1 through 21 are
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on consent. considered to be routine. if a member objects, an item may be removed and considered separately. >> president yee: would anyone like to sever any items from the consent agenda? seeing none, madame clerk, please call the roll? >> on items 1 through 21, safai aye. stefani aye. walton aye. yee aye. brown aye. fewer aye. haney absent. mandelman aye. mar aye. peskin aye. ronen aye. haney aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president yee: okay. without objection, these ordinances are passed on first
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reading. or finally passed. and the resolutions are adopted unanimously. let's go to our regular agenda. please call item number 22. >> item 22 is ordinance to amend the administrative code to set forth the drug-dealing task force, to address harms related to the street drug dealing in the tenderloin, mid market, south of market neighborhoods. >> president yee: same house, same call? without objection, this ordinance is finally passed unanimously. madame clerk, please call items 23 through 25 together. >> items 23 and 25 are three department of technology resolutions that authorize the office of contract administration to enter into market place purchases for item 23, to enter into a first contract amendment between the
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city and cct technology, doing business as computerland, to increase the contract amount to $23 million, to expire on december 21, 2021, with two one-year options to extend. item 24, entering into a first contract amendment between the city and ex-tech j.v. for a new total contract amount not to exceed $44 million with no change to the three-year term to expire on december 31, 2021. for items 25, a resolution to accept $750,000 in-kind gift during the fiscal year 2018-19. >> president yee: same house, same call? without objection, these are adopted unanimously. >> item 26 is resolution to recreation and park department
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to accept and expend approximately $111,000 grant from the san francisco parks alliance to fund community events, staff development, recreation programming and other activities through june 30, 2019. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take this same house, same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madame clerk, the next item. >> item 27, a resolution to authorize the department of public health to apply for one-time housing funds for the whole person care pilot program from the california department of health care services in an amount not to exceed $8.1 million from january 1, 2020, through june 30, 2025. >> president yee: colleagues, same house, same call? without objection, this is adopted unanimously. >> items 28, resolution to authorize the office of economic and workforce development to accept and expend $400,000 grant from the bay provincial regional
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planning unit, the north valley consortium workforce board for expansion of in-custody job center and coordination of post release job training and workforce development programs through march 31, 2022. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take this same house, same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. >> item 29. resolution to authorize the department of the environment to accept and expend $160,000 grant from the california department of pesticide regulation for the purpose of evaluating pest prevention efforts in affordable housing through september 30, 2022. >> president yee: same house, same call? without objection, this is adopted unanimously. >> item 30. resolution to approve and authorize the director of the mayor's office of housing and community development for a loan agreement in an amount not to
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exceed $18.5 million for financing for predevelopment activities for the construction of a 137-unit multifamily rental 100% affordable housing project, known as 4840 mission street. >> president yee: supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: thank you, president yee. i'll be brief, but i wanted to say a few thanks. thank you, supervisor fewer for asking really good questions, allowing this and the process to move forward in an expeditious manner. this is a very important development for my district. this would represent the first ever family affordable housing constructed in district 11. this is over 130 units. we've been able to -- 137. we've been able to take an original proposal that would have built 20 town home, market rate townhomes that would go over $2 million apiece, that's
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80 affordable units and transfer into it 137 units of affordable housing, doubling the size and footprint of an existing health clinic, mission neighborhood health centers. along with additional retail space. a beautiful paseo connecting al maine and commission street. we're super excited. what is before us is an $18.5 million loan. the project is an $83 million project. we changed the construction type we've changed the scope. we've added additional units at different income levels. i wanted to underscore and thank bridge housing and my staff. we're closer to getting this done. and mayor's office who has committed to filling the gap to get this project done, saving us almost a year time on the
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project. we look forward to breaking ground this time next year. this project in the upper yard will represent the two first 100% affordable housing in district 11. just wanted to say that quickly. and appreciate all the hard work that everyone has put into this. thank you, mr. president. >> president yee: okay. colleagues, same house, same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madame clerk, item number 31? >> item 31 is a resolution to declare the intent of the city to reimburse expenditures from proceeds of future bonded indebtedness to authorize the mayor's office of housing and community development to submit an application and related documents to the california debt limit allocation committee to permit the issuance of residential mortgage bonds in an amount not to exceed approximately $47.7 million.
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for 1049 golden gate. laguna street, 900 mcallister street and 1010 buchanan street. >> supervisor brown: thank you. colleagues, this is a resolution to allow the mayor's office of housing to issue tax exempt bonds to assist in the renovation of the gardens. this housing development is located in the soma western edition. frederick douglas gardens is 104-unit project that serves low-income african-american and african residents. this housing project a couple of years ago, like a lot of our cooperative housing in the western addition, fillmore, that was cooperative housing in hud that developed in the late 60s and 70s, a couple of years ago this housing project paid off their hud loans. and then the board with zero
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residents put it on the mls to sell. and we actually found out because someone called us and said, hey, this housing development was for sale on the mls. so we actually moved fast to get it back into the city to get it back to make sure they weren't going to sell and jeopardize a lot of low-income african-americans. these tax credits will allow for new amenities and ada accessible units. further, no one will be displaced and the project will remany affordable forever. it is so important to stop the displacement of african-americans in san francisco. we need to keep fighting to keep people in place. we are losing and have lost too many families. by working collaboratively with our co-ops, our african-american community can stay and age gracefully in neighborhoods they
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have raised and nourished. our families, elders and youth will have a clean, accessible home for years to come. thank you. >> president yee: colleagues, can we take this same house, same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madame clerk, please call items 32 through 35 together. >> items 32 through 35 are three resolutions and one motion that responds to the presiding judge of the superior court on the findings and recommendations contained in the 2018-19 civil grand jury reports. item 32 is the report entitled act now before it's too late, expand our high pressure emergency fire fighting water system. item 33 is for improving continuity review. the 2018 through 2019 civil grand jury continuity.
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for the report pedestrian safety in the era of electric mobility devices and urge the mayor to cause the implementation of the findings contained in those three reports through her department heads and development of the annual budget. and for item 35, the motion to provide a status update on the board's response to recommendation r2 and r3, contained in the 2017-18 report mitigating the housing prices, accessory dwelling units and modular housing. >> president yee: colleagues, same house, same call? without objection, the resolutions are adopted and the motion is approved unanimously. madame clerk, call the next item. >> item 36 is ordinance to accept the street and the irrevocable offer of improvements and to dedicate acachia street for public use
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and declare it as open public right away and adopt the ceqa determination. >> president yee: same house, same call? without objection, this ordinance is passed on first reading unanimously. please call the next item. >> item 37 imposes interim zoning controls for 18 months to require a conditional use authorization and specify findings for proposed change of use from a residential care facility and to affirm the ceqa determination and make the appropriate findings. >> president yee: colleagues, same house, same call? without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. please call item number 38. >> item 38, ordinance to amend the administrative code to change the name of the mental health board to the behavioral health commission, to include in the definition of a consumer, one who receives substance use services and to permit a consumer who is an employee in a private agency, public, who does
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not have interest, influence or authority over any contractual manner considering the employer to be appointed to the commission. >> president yee: same house, same call? without objection, this ordinance is passed on first reading unanimously. item number 39. >> was considered by the public safety and neighborhood services committee at a regular meeting on thursday, september 26. and was forwarded as a committee report. resolution to determine the premises to premises transfer of a public premises liquor license to 32 third street l -- p ship, will serve the public convenience. >> president yee: colleagues, same house, same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madame clerk, let's go the beginning of the roll call for
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introductions. >> before we do that, just for the audience listening, the public, item 40 was considered by the rules at a regular meeting on monday, but was not forwarded as a committee report, so it's not before the board. first up to introduce new business is supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: submit. >> thank you. supervisor stefani. >> supervisor stefani: thank you, madame clerk. i recently held a hearing on food insecurity in san francisco which is a dire and growing problem among low-income pregnant women and families. access to food should be a basic human right because it's a fundamental human need. food insecurity is limited or uncertain access to adequate food. it affects every neighborhood and every community in the city. almost 30,000 san francisco children live in households earning below the poverty line. $50,000 for a family of four.
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12,000 of those live in households earning $22,000. these families are food insecure. children need adequate nutrition for health, well-being and proper brain development. pregnant women who face food insecurity are at high risk for preterm birth. the cost of not being able to eat today can have permanent negative health consequences. despite the programs available to address the issue, food insecurity remains high and continues to rise. in a survey of san francisco families on wick more than half were food insecure. in the face of this growing problem, it's important to prioritize the issue and take stock of all the available resources. as a follow up to the hearing i held, i'm submitting a request to the budget office to do analysis of our current resources in programming and to assess what our departments are doing to track this increasingly important issue, including assessing what data is collected on food insecurity and ascertaining what further data we need.
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analyzing what other cities are doing. understanding what the tools the city is using to measure the success our current -- of our current food insecurity programs. and determining what program and resources it would take to make all of our families food insecure. i look forward to the results and for making any changes as needed. also, colleagues, i want to thank you again for your unanimous support of declaring the nra a domestic terrorist organization. words i will not shy away from. the resolution as we know is nonbinding, but still calls them out for what they have done to this country. i want to thank the mayor's office clarifying for the nra what we already know. i want to thank the mayor for her support and taking seriously our sentiments on this subject. since we passed this resolution, the times reported that the chief lobbyist offered financial support for the president's
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impeachment defense and asked trump to stop the games on gun control legislation. a new senate report rio vealed that the -- revealed that the nra was a foreign asset to russia. another report revealed that the nra board benefitted insiders. they've continued to block the u.s. senate from taking up house bills on gun reform that will save live, including universal background checks on all gun sales, something that 96% of americans approve of. today happens to be the two-year anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in this country. the las vegas shooting left 58 dead and 422 wounded, not to mention 20,000 who ran for their lives, the hundreds that witnessed death, the ones who attended the dying, who attempted and failed to save lives. most, if not all of them, will
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live with ptsd, nightmares and depression. most of them will never feel safe attending a public event again. it will affect their work lives, their relationships and the way they raise their children. we hear about the 36,000 americans killed by guns every year, but we don't hear about the 100,000 gunshot victims who survive and the family lives that are shattered. we don't hear about the life long complication. we don't hear about those who survive the loss of a loved one. the grieving parents, widows and those left behind. the media rarely reports on the trauma experienced by the witnesses, the emt, the police, the people who clean up the blood. we don't hear about the marriages that crumble, the parents who die of heart attack, suicide. we don't hear about the more mothers who give up their lives
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to care for an incapacitated child. gun violence is an epidemic. a monster with tentacles that reach far and wide. it is a public health crisis to which our nation's leader and many legislators have turned a blind eye. all with the blessing of the national rifle association who doesn't give a damn about the terror i just mentioned. that is why i will not shy away from calling them out for what they are. that is why i will persevere in spite of any criticism hurled my way. that is why i will never stop fighting with everything i have at my disposal to keep communities safe to live in a country free from gun violence. the nra's reckless assault on america will come to an end. we will make certain of it. the rest i submit. >> supervisor walton.
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>> supervisor walton: colleagues, this afternoon, i'm proud to introduce more preference legislation along with the mayor, supervisor mar, supervisor safai, supervisor ronen, supervisor haney and supervisor stefani that will allow the right to return to anyone who has lived in one of our hope sf public housing sites. as we continue to create ways to fight displacement, to help migration and bring black people back to the city, it is important to allow people who have lived in dilapidated, inadequate housing. this is just one strategy to bring back communities that were once hubs for people of color. as we look at the unfinished agenda, the out-migration report, this is one step we need to continue to right our wrongs.
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our public housing communities in san francisco were neglected and isolated for decades. and we want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity, who has lived in squalor, isolation, to have opportunity to return into the new housing that is going to exist for us in our community. and this preference will do just that. allow people the right to return to a brand new public housing replacement unit for former residents of hope sf sites. which includes hunters view, alice griffith, sunny dale and petrillo hill. this is regardless of what time period they resided in the housing communities. i also want to thank theo miller, sigh eata and akeys gray for all the work. the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you. president yee. >> president yee: thank you,
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madame clerk. supervisor walton, please add me as cosponsor. >> supervisor walton: my pleasure. thank you, president yee. >> president yee: so, colleagues, i'm introducing a hearing on san francisco foster youth status, placement and future. under governor brown, a major child welfare initiative was developed called continuum of care reform. in 2015, california passed assembly bill 403, which i intended to phase -- is intended to phase out group homes for foster youth. with the phasing out of group homes, the intention is to place children and youth more quickly into foster families. not known as -- now known as resource families. this is critical step as studies show that children have better outcomes when placed in home
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environments. however, in san francisco, more than half of our foster youth are placed out of county and 25% of those are placed more than 100 miles away. the very act of being placed in foster care is dramatic, but now more than -- more often than not, these children and youth are being taken away from their community. their schools, their friends, and their support network. in san francisco, we need to commit to keeping our children and youth in the city. and in an environment that are very familiar with them. we talk about being a family friendly city, but when we are literally shipping out more than half of our foster youth, we are failing. when less than 50% of the foster youth graduate from high school and only 3% graduate from college, we have failed. today, 50% of the youth who have
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aged out of foster care end up homeless or incarcerated. this is a tragic and unacceptable. these are disturbing statistics, but more than that, these are young people, children that our city is failing. it is our responsibility to support and nurture stability for vulnerable children and youth. we have a desperate need for resource families in the city. this is why i'm calling a hearing. as a city, what is being done in order to promote stability for these youth, what resources are being allocated to promote residents becoming certified as resource families so that our children can remain in their community? we must remove barriers from our residents to become certified resource families so that our children can stay in san francisco and the community.
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these are just some of the questions that need to be answered so that we can do the right thing and be our city's foster -- and be our city's foster youth and families who are interested in supporting them. the rest i submit. >> supervisor brown. >> supervisor brown: yes, could i be added onto supervisor walton's preference legislation? and supervisor stefani, the food insecurity hearing. and then the rest i submit. >> thank you. supervisor fewer. >> supervisor fewer: can you please add me to supervisor walton's legislation and the rest i submit. >> thank you. haney. mandelman. mar. peskin. >> supervisor peskin: thank you. colleagues, last year this board of supervisors by unanimous vote
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created a scooter permit requirement for the sfmta in response to the dumping of thousands of scooters in san francisco's public right-of-way in wanton disregard of public safety concerns and regulations. the city attorney filed several cease and desist against the companies, the department of public works gathered up hundreds of them. and i think all of us heard thousands of complaints and testimony as to the disproportionate harm to seniors and disabled people and other pedestrians who use our sidewalks, which is to say nothing of the resulting injuries to scooter riders themselves. those complaints, thankfully fell off after the sfmta limited the number of scooters to went to lengths to ensure that scooter providers were educating
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the riders on how to ride them, namely keep them off sidewalks, and to wear helmets when using them in the streets. last week -- i don't know whether they consulted with any of you, but they did not consult with me in spite of specifically requesting a briefing in advance -- the sfmta announced it would be expanding its scooter permit program from the existing approximately 1425 scooters to 4,000 on october 15 and ultimately to 10,000. and this came in the wake of mta's assessment of the pilot scooter program that revealed that the companies are providing to provide outreach. they're failing to account for how many of the scooters are ending up in the way stream. individual riders continue to illegally ride them on sidewalks and many of the rs


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