tv BOS Full Board of Supervisors SFGTV April 29, 2021 3:00pm-6:01pm PDT
these people have never ceded the land to those living on this territory. we wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders, and relatives of the ramaytush ohlone first nation. please place your hand over your hearts and 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 with liberty and justice for all. i would like to acknowledge the staff on behalf of the board at sfgov. today we have kalina mendoza who
records each of our meetings and makes the transcript available online. >> clerk: the minutes will show that the board members participated by video conference. access to city services is essential and public participation is invited. you can send by u.s. mail to the san francisco board of supervisor. this meeting is being live upstreamed at our website or on
there are no special orders at 3:00 p.m. so the only opportunity for the public to comment is in general public comment. wait for item 33 and there you can speak on the items in the subject matter jurisdiction of the board but do not appear in the agenda. items 33 through 41 did not go through committee, but appear on this part of the agenda and are available. otherwise [indiscernible] -- today we have two supportive interpreters with us who know to jump in and help speakers with general public comment. can both interpreters interpret
call 415-554-1834. we have a live a live person standing by to assist. >> chair: before we get started, just a friendly reminder for all of the supervisors to mute your microphones when you are not supervising so we can avoid audio feedback. today we are approving the minutes from the march 23, 2021, regular board meeting and the march 23, 2021, joint special board meeting with the public utilities commission minutes. i don't see anyone changing or wishing to speak on the minutes. could i get a motion to approve the minutes?
madam clerk, would be call the consent agenda items 1 through 13. >> clerk: items 1 through 13 are on the consent. these items are considered to be routine. however, if a member objects, an item can be removed and considered separately. >> chair: thank you, madam clerk. would you call the roll on the consent agenda. [ roll call ]
>> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> chair: without objection these ordinances are passed on the first reading. madam clerk, would you please call item 14. >> clerk: item 14 is an original -- emergency ordinance to require property owners of high-rise buildings with 50,000 square feet or more of nonresidential floor area that use mechanical ventilation systems, to certify that such systems are operating in compliance with applicable laws; to require businesses operating within those buildings to post certification within their work spaces; and to require the department of public health and the department of building inspection to post information on their websites about how to file complaints about noncompliance with workplace ventilation standards, and to
coordinate to ensure that all such complaints are inspected within five business days. and, mr. president, pursuant to charter, section 2.107, this matter requires the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the board or eight votes for passage today with only one reading. >> chair: thank you, madam clerk. just for the record, the consent items, items 1 through 13, they were passed without objection on the first reading or resolution were adopted unanimously. i wanted to make sure that was on record. >> thank you with be -- mr. president. parties have been asked to come back to the table later this evening. i'm going to ask if we can
continue this item for one more week to hopefully let the parties resolve these negotiations this evening. >> chair: thank you. is that a motion? >> i motion to continue for one week. >> chair: seconded by supervisor peskin, and i believe you wish to speak. >> no, sir, that was for a second. >> chair: thank you. the motion to move item 14 to next week made by supervisor safai and second by supervisor peskin. madam clerk, would be call the roll. [ roll call ]
>> chair: without objection, this motion passes unanimously. madam clerk, please call item number 15. >> clerk: item 15 is a resolution retroactively authorizing the establishment of a small business emergency financial relief program to be administered by the office of economic and workforce development (oewd), and authorizing the director of oewd to enter into agreements not to exceed $7,300,000, for terms beginning april 1, 2021, through june 30, 2027, including one or more funding/loan agreements with the california rebuilding fund, llc in an expected amount of $4,200,000 to facilitate the
origination of loans to certain small businesses in the city but which may vary depending on available program terms and demand; and one or more funding/grant agreements with kiva microfunds in an expected amount of $3,100,000 to provide monies for an interest buydown fund for loans facilitated by the california rebuilding fund to certain small businesses in the city. >> chair: thank you. supervisor peskin. >> thank you, president and colleagues. i want to thank the clerk who, as usual, has sent out e-mails requesting information relative to retroactive approvals and this may have been discussed in the budget and finance committee, but this is i believe the only retroactive approval of the last e-mail that i saw. i admit, i'm a little bit behind on my e-mails. yesterday the clerk sent us an e-mail saying there was no justification provided for the
retroactivity. >> chair: thank you, supervisor peskin. madam clerk, do we have someone here? >> clerk: yes, we have two individuals. >> chair: do we know if they have made it? >> clerk: we're checking. >> we did provide an e-mail to the board earlier today. with respect to this item, the retroactivity is intended only by the date which we have on the grant agreement which was april 1. we do not expect to enter into these grant agreements until after the board made this approval and we will enter into the agreement and there will be
no spending that occurs here. >> chair: supervisor peskin. >> commissioner brewer, you represent the controllers office? >> i do. >> this item is not from the controller's office. >> that is correct. the controller's office has been supporting oewd specifically on the loan agreement to help with the more technical aspects. >> chair: did the other individual make it for this meeting as well? >> clerk: do you see her logged in? >> i do not, but we did receive a fravt e-mail from the mayor's office which i forwarded to the
board this morning. >> [indiscernible] -- >> and 11:15 on a tuesday when the clerk sends these out and the department can't get it together and then the controller's office is speaking for the department is not great, but i'll vote for it. this is not good behavior. >> chair: thank you, supervisor peskin. madam clerk, would be call the roll on item 15. >> clerk: on item 15. [ roll call ]
>> clerk: there are 11 eyes. >> chair: without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call item 16. >> clerk: item 16 is a resolution designating those agencies qualified to participate in the 2021 annual joint fundraising drive for officers and employees of the city and county of san francisco >> chair: thank you. madam clerk, please call the roll for item 16.
three resolution declaring the intent of the city and county of san francisco (“city”) to reimburse certain expenditures from proceeds of future bonded indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $100,000,000; authorizing the director of the mayor's office of housing and community development (“director”) to submit an application and related documents to the california debt limit allocation committee (“cdlac”) to permit the issuance of residential mortgage revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $100,000,000 for treasure island parcel c3.1, 6th street at avenue c (san francisco, california 94112); authorizing for item 18 it is $167.5 million for 241/6 street knox s.r.o. and for item 19 it is $60 million
adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call items 20 and 21 together. >> clerk: item 20 is a resolution retroactively approving the cares act community development block grant coronavirus round 3 (cdbg-cv3) program; authorizing the mayor, on behalf of the city and county of san francisco, to apply for, accept, and expend the city's cares-cv3 program entitlement from the united states department of housing and urban development in the amount of $9,626,923 for the period beginning december 1, 2020, through june 30, 2023. and item 21 a resolution authorizing the mayor's office of housing and community development to accept an in-kind gift of software as a service valued at $1,236,373 from all home and bay area community services, for a period of april 2021 through december 2022. >> chair: thank you. madam clerk, would you please
call the roll. >> clerk: on items 20 and 21. [ roll call ] >> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> chair: without objection these resolutions are adopted unanimously. please call the next item. >> clerk: item 22 is a resolution approving modification no. 3 to contract cn 1266-2, design review, software, implementation and testing services for an advanced
train control system (atcs) for the central subway project, with thales transport & security inc., to modify atcs software and designs to conform to national fire codes, correct track speed limits, modify installation requirements, accelerate completion of work, and compensate thales for costs and impacts it incurred arising from delay to the project, increasing the contract amount by $12,831,743.60 for a modified contract amount of $27,730,300.40; to extend the substantial completion of the atcs by 670 days for a total contract term of december 3, 2013, through april 29, 2022, and to extend the contract warranty period to april 29, 2025, to commence upon approval by the board of supervisors. >> clerk: thank you. madam clerk, please call the roll. >> clerk: on item 22. [ roll call ]
>> chair: without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call item 23. >> clerk: item 23 is a resolution approving and authorizing the director of the mayor's office of housing and community development to execute loan documents relating to a loan to provide financing for the acquisition of real property located at 4200 geary boulevard, and predevelopment activities for the construction of a 100% affordable multifamily rental housing project consisting of 98
units for senior households and ancillary commercial space, known as 4200 geary boulevard, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $14,538,982; approving the form of the loan agreement and ancillary documents; ratifying and approving any action heretofore taken in connection with the project, as defined herein; granting general authority to city officials to take actions necessary to implement this resolution, as defined herein; and finding that the loan is consistent the general plan, and the eight priority policies of planning code, section 101.1. >> chair: please call the roll for item 23. >> clerk: on item 23. [ roll call ]
>> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> chair: thank you and without objection this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call item 24. >> clerk: item 24 is a resolution adopting the city's five-year financial plan for fiscal years (fy) 2021-2022 through 2025-2026, pursuant to charter, section 9.119. >> chair: thank you, madam clerk. would you please call the roll. >> reporter: on item 24. [ roll call ]
>> chair: without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call item 25. >> clerk: item 25 is an ordinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by the city and county of san francisco against recology san francisco, sunset scavenger company, and golden gate disposal and recycling company for payment of at least $94,520,000 in restitution and related interest as well as $7,000,000 in civil penalties; the lawsuit was filed on march 4, 2021, in san francisco superior court, case no. cgc-21-590091; entitled people of the state of california, acting by and through dennis j. herrera as city attorney of san francisco; and city and county of san francisco v. recology san
francisco, sunset scavenger company, and golden gate disposal and recycling company; the lawsuit involves defendants' violations of california's unfair competition law and san francisco campaign and governmental conduct code based on improper overcharging of san francisco refuse ratepayers and unlawful gifts and contributions made to city employees and officers or to third-parties at their request; other material terms of the settlement are that defendants agree to be bound to a four-year injunction to be presented and entered by the court after the settlement agreement is approved. >> chair: thank you. supervisor peskin. >> i want to start out by thanking the city's attorney's office for their incredible work as well as the controller's office for bringing this to the board of supervisors. i do have some questions. i'm not on the government and audit committee particularly as it relates to releases from future litigation that i think
would best be posed in a closed session. mr. president, i will respectfully and i don't think this will cause any harm to rate payers or to the city suggest that this item is continued to a closed session of the board of supervisors as quickly as possible next week if that meets with your, my colleagues, and the clerk's calendar. i believe we would all benefit from a closed session discussion on this item, number 25. >> chair: thank you, supervisor peskin. madam clerk, would next week be appropriate? >> clerk: i will tell you, mr. president [indiscernible] -- for may 4, it's available. >> chair: thank you so much. supervisor peskin, can we make that motion for closed session specific to next week's meeting
date? >> i would hereby make a motion to continue this to the 4th of may for a closed session. >> chair: thank you so much. do we have a second? >> second safai. >> chair: thank you. motion by supervisor peskin and seconded by supervisor safai. supervisor chan. >> thank you, president. it looks like we have a motion on the floor to continue for a week. i will indicate we are going into closed session until we finish. >> chair: supervisor walton. >> i just wanted to note that we took the somewhat unusual step of having a public presentation
first out of closed session in which some questions were asked and then a closed session discussion. i'm certainly amenable if supervisor peskin and others would like to have a closed session before the board. i want to see the nature of your inquiries asked around open session. i just wanted to make sure we saw the opportunity through the city attorney to respond to questions in open session or if it's not appropriate for open session, then i would fully support your motion. >> chair: thank you, supervisor. do you think that would be beneficial or what are your thoughts? >> president walton, i do want to express my appreciation to
chairperson peskin and the open session that you did have which i was aware of. i actually think there may be some new developments since this was heard in committee that are the source of my concerns which would be inappropriate for me to voice, given the litigation and other potential pieces of litigation, but they are new concerns since you heard this in open and closed session in committee. >> chair: thank you. with that said, madam clerk, we have a motion on the floor to continue item 25 to be heard at a closed session at our may 4 board of supervisors meeting. would you please call the roll. >> clerk: yes, on the motion to continue item 25 to a closed session to may 4.
related to the novel coronavirus covid-19 pandemic by allowing departments to extend covid-19-related contracts through a streamlined process for an additional twelve months; allowing the civil service commission to approve emergency personal service contracts without requiring advance union notification otherwise required by memoranda of understanding; authorizing the controller to adopt a policy concerning streamlined approval of certain amendments to non-covid-19-related contracts; and authorizing the controller to adopt a policy under which the city may provide expedited payments of funds covering cost-of-doing-business or cost-of-living increases to nonprofit organizations that provide services under existing agreements with the city. >> thank you. i really wanted to report back to everyone. this is the first on many supplementals that are you
shouldn't on the emergency directives that we referred to committee. i want to thank you for your openness to having this heard in committee. i think it was an important discussion. so we had a presentation from the controller's office about the changes proposed here. i want to reiterate that the purpose of this committee was to ensure we have sufficient controls in place for further contracting under the emergency orders and to make sure we have transparency and public dialog about this. as i said at the time moving this committee forward was good oversite. it was not in response to any allegation that the power under the 13th supplemental or this supplemental had been abused. we had an extensive hearing on april 15 in advance of the
hearing. there was extensive detail on all of the contracts approved to date under the 13th supplemental which we presented as well as the rationale for various changes in the 35th supplemental. i want to thank our controller for their work in getting us acquainted with the details and the rationale and i want to thank vice chair man and mandelman for digging into these issues. one of the things that definitely caught my attention as a source of concern was the elimination of the certain
covid-related contracts that are approved under the 35th supplemental. there was a requirement that those be reported to the board, changed, and eliminated. we did discuss that. it's basically a by request system now. we made very clear that we wanted to continue to get the reports. the controllers also clarify that this does not change any of the charter requirements regarding approval of contracts that they exceed the amount or duration that they review. they continue to come to the board for review. i think fls a broader issue we need to consider and part of the impetus of having this inthere e
we need to consider and part of the impetus of having this in committee. at what point do we transition from some of these emergency procedures, whether it comes to contracting or things the covid command has jurisdiction over. basically at what point does the government operate under the emergency protocols. to be clear, we're not there yet and i don't think anyone would argue. this was a conversation we had around what benchmarks and milestones we need to hit in terms of the pandemic and our recovery where we start to phase out of these emergency procedures. we would like for the board to review any emergency orders as we have discussion on how to phase out of these emergency
requirements. thank you for your openness and having this heard. i think for the public benefit some transparency on this contract issue and i will be supporting and concurring [indiscernible] -- >> chair: thank you so much, for how we will move forward and putting a path in place. there are things in discussion to make sure we have a safe space and we should hear something someone in terms of how to address that. with that said, please call the roll on item 26. [ roll call ]
>> chair: without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, would you please call item 28. >> clerk: item 28 is a motion appointing ali jamalian, aaron flynn, and jessica cry, terms ending december 3, 2022, to the cannabis oversight committee >> chair: madam clerk, please call the roll for item 28. >> clerk: on item 28. [ roll call ]
>> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> chair: without objection, this motion is approved unanimously. please call item 29. >> clerk: item 29 is a motion appointing jaya padmanabhan (residency requirement waived) and bruce wolfe, terms expiring april 27, 2023, to the sunshine ordinance task force. >> chair: please call the roll on item 29.
26, 2021, and was recommended as a committee report bearing a new title. it now reads: motion appointing six members, terms ending december 3, 2022 to the cannabis oversight committee, with the names as amended. >> chair: thank you, madam clerk. please call the roll on item 30. >> clerk: on item 30. [ roll call ]
>> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >>that is correct without objection this motion is approved unanimously. madam clerk, please call item 31. >> clerk: item 31 was considered -- an ordinance amending the housing code to prohibit removal of existing community kitchens in group housing; and affirming the planning department's determination under the california environmental quality act. >> chair: please call the roll on item 31. >> clerk: on item 31.
[ roll call ] >> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> chair: without objection, this ordinance was passed on the first unanimously. madam clerk, i believe we are now at roll call for introductions. >> clerk: yes, mr. president. first member up to introduce new business is supervisor marr. >> thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, i have four items
today. first time introducing two intertwining resolutions. we're in a historic moment of reckoning on racism and violence on african-americans and pacific islanders. we take action to celebrate our communities. join us in our collective struggle for dignity. earlier this month supervisor chan and i held a meeting on this. there has been a demand for action for us to increase culturally relevant and trauma-informed investments in the face of such great hate and discrimination. the hearing revealed that city departments rely heavily on
community-based organizations and community leaders to provide victim support and violence prevention work and these groups have also been central to mitigating rising racial tensions, particularly between black and asian communities. these partnerships need to be strengthened and our community-based organizations reinforced. the hearing also revealed a lack of response system for a.p.i. families and the victims. this includes in-language outreach and culturally responsive services and to work with the community groups. we are calling on non-law enforcement agencies and law enforcement agencies to come together to create a coordinated victim support man for these communities and especially to strengthen language access.
with a proposed draft by june 1, 2021. at the board we are also committing ourselves in our budget process to support violence prevention and victim services anchored in these communities and to address the root causes of violence by investing in these communities and communities of color. investing in this infrastructure filled with intention strengthens our multi-cultural society as a whole and creates safety for all in society. as we enter asia pacific month, i welcome you to find this community with an opportunity to promote cross-racial solidarity. thank you, colleagues, to all of you for your co-sponsorship and for standing in solidarity with this critical work and for
joining us in witness. second i'm calling on a hearing on a report we commissioned on a critical strategy for reducing greenhouse gases -- greenhouse gas emissions. this report has been worked on for over a year and released on earth day. in recognition of earth day and climate action month, we must recognize that 30% of your greenhouse gas emissions come from combustion in buildings. to realize a net-zero future we must look at renewal power and phase out fossil fuel gas. we must do this in a way that prioritizes the just transition
for workers in these fields and creates inequities to those who are disproportionately burdened by energy costs. this is not just a threat to our climate, but also public health and safety. this is highlighted by the reporting that unveils the explicit risks of gas pipelines when improperly installed or managed. i will let my colleagues speak to that. electrifying our homes is a monumental challenge and necessity. this report highlights this challenge while pointing to strategies me must for reliance on natural gas for a cleaner and greener future. this report builds on our declaration of a climate state of emergency and ordinance we have mandating all electric new
construction. i'm grateful to supervisor mandelman for his leadership on both of those efforts. it also has the climate action strategy updating their programs to incentivize conversion to electrical appliances. it will take all of us working together and this hearing is just one part of the broad effort. we must consider the strategies so both near and long term we can address it. i would like to thank the coalition of labor leaders we consulted with for their revised leadership, including the san francisco climate emergency coalition, the sierra club and many others.
finally, i want to thank those from the b.l.a. office for their work writing this report. colleagues, finally i'm introducing a resolution in support of state senate bill 321, the health and safety for all workers' act to ensure basic protections for work-related injury and domestic workers. domestic workers are essential to our economy and they all deserve recognition for their good work. i so submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor marr. supervisor melgar. >> today i only have one item, a hearing request.
i am asking for a hearing on the oversight and safety of construction conducted on the mandatory retrofit program. i am giving a request to evaluate the life-safety concerns raised by the department of building inspections, structural sub-committee of the code advisor committee back in 2017. this was exposed, as supervisor marr alluded to in a couple of articles published by the mission local last week by an investigative journalist. while the city has been appropriately aggressive in meeting deadlines to ensure the retrofits are happening in a timely manner to protect our residents from the next big
earthquake, but there is a worry that these retrofits could lead to a potential hazard. at a meeting in 2017 it was quoted that it could become a san bruno, referring to the deadly explosions in 2010 when a pg&e line ruptured. it is not entirely clear if the new procedures were enacted. we are alarmed by these allegations and want to bring the department of building expectations, pg&e, the structural engineers' association of california, and other subject matter experts to
a public hearing to fully evaluate and understand two things. we want to ensure the safety of our residents in case of an earthquake. it is important that the public have confidence in the program, in the department's inspections and practices, and that all top story buildings come into compliance. we need to have transparent vetting of these tools and practices. it is important to provide the department and the public an opportunity to transparently discuss these issues. i submit.
>> clerk: thank you, supervisor melgar. supervisor peskin. >> submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor. supervisor preston. >> to do as g.a.o. chair i'm submitting a letter of inquiry. this is in response to the announcement that mr. herrera is being appointed to head the public utilities commission and his vacating of the elected office of the city attorney of san francisco. let me start by thanking city attorney herrera for his two decades of work. we are recognized as a model for other municipal committee offices with some of the best
minds due in no small part to attorney herrera's leadership in office. last year following the indictment of the former public works head, the mayor announced that the city attorney and controller offices would take the lead in "laying out a clear and comprehensive plan to investigate any departments impacted by these federal charges and committed to fully investigating any issues they come across." over the last year the city attorney's office has conducted a public integrity investigation of many agencies in the city. the city attorney's office and the controller office have issued numerous reports and made policy recommendations to address corruption in san francisco. meanwhile six heads of major departments have now either been
charged or resigned due to alleged misconduct. under our charter, the mayor will appoint someone to head the administration and this raises concerns. to promote transparency and avoid conflict of interest and protect good governance, all principles are shared not just by my office and colleagues on this board, but also by the city attorney and requesting responses to the following questions. first, what is the current status of the city attorney's corruption investigation of the mayor's administration and the city agency and departments? second, what plan is in place to protect the integrity of any
public integrity investigation of the administration when and if the mayor appoints a successor to the public attorney. third, will the appointment by the mayor of the new city attorney create a conflict or appearance of a conflict requiring that the investigation be transferred to another city, agency, or department? on what date does he plan to evacuate his seat and any communications with the mayor on the timing of the evacuation of the seat. fifth, who will be appointed to succeed the city attorney. please provide knowledge of successors or agreements with
the mayor. please describe the status of any investigations into the public utility commission. and what steps has the city's attorney's office taken to avoid an appearance of conflict of interest to head an agency that was under investigation. let me reiterate my appreciation for city attorney herrera's leadership over the last two decades and note that these requests are made in furtherance of our shared accountability for open government and to maximize transparency in this unusual moment. i look forward to the city attorney's response and i submit. >> clerk: supervisor ronen. >> thank you, colleagues.
first, i want to thank supervisor preston for that letter of inquiry. i'm looking forward to the response. today i'm declaring a resolution declaring the board's intent to call a special municipal election this fall. just yesterday it was reported that governor newsome met the threshold to trigger a vote. that date will still yet to be set, but expect it to be sometime in november or early december. while the diem is not required to hold a municipal election at the same time as [indiscernible] -- yesterday's announcement of the potential
departure of attorney herrera makes it even more critical that we begin the plan now. state law requires that we have 125 to 130 days between the election. this could make an election difficult to plan and prepare. o our city attorney recommended that the board recommend an earlier election [indiscernible] recall election and that's what i'm today today. this will allow the department of elections to prepare and to make sure they full these two critically important positions.
the new city attorney will investigate the allegations of broad, bribery, that has been revealed. it is critical that san franciscans vote to elect the new city attorney of choice. i want to thank colleagues and i look forward to having the board's support and protect the franchise rights of voters. i want to thank you for your co-sponsorship of the creation of petra su day. april 21, 2021, will be petra de jesus day. she deserves an outstanding
ovation for 15 years of her leadership on the police commission. her last regular meeting was last wednesday. after earning her law degree in 1982, she dedicated herself to low-income work [indiscernible] -- in 2000 she joined her current firm, representing workers and their families who are ill or died from exposure to asbestos. she was first appointed to the commission by the board of
supervisors in 2005. from the very beginning, she brought her unapologetically progressive voice and for her deep work she is highly recognized as an effective member of the commission. she worked collaboratively with those on the commission on a number of issues. she has pushed for urgency in implementing the 2016 u.s. department of justice reform recommendations and consistently fought to draft and implement policies to support constitutional policing and
[indiscernible] -- and allow the policies to shape commissions. the result of policies -- during her tenure, she participated in the selection of three police chief s she is focused on reform. she has been a strong voice unafraid to speak truth to power on the commission when she knows she is right. she deserves to be recognized for her bravery in pushing through this reform. i'm incredibly proud that she is a constituent in my
neighborhood. i thank her for fighting for hawm dignity. i think we can honestly say there has never been a more impactful member of the commission. we celebrate you on april 21, 2021. finally, colleagues, i have a resolution today recognizing the one-year anniversary of junitos salute. latinx residents saw infection rates far disproportionate to their city. this community accounted for 50% of the cases, but only 15% of the population. in response, the latino task force on covid-19 which has just formed a few weeks earlier
partnered with the university of california san francisco to join form this to figure out why the latinx community was so hard hit. owe. from this one study we learned so much about who was getting covid, why, where they were exposed, and what to do to intervene. we began focusing attention on the needs of those who test positive. the mission testing site was launched. the vaccination site is getting more than 500,000 shots in arms per day. one year later our numbers are
down and every day we get closer to full recovery. in the recognition of the one year of life and service to the people of san francisco, the city is grateful to the founders of this center. thank you from the bottom of my heart. your work has been heroic throughout this pandemic. the rest, colleagues, i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor ronen. supervisor safai.
>> thank you, madam clerk. last week in honor of george floyd we held on some of the issues we wanted to talk about, one in particular one that is increasing in the last couple of months in the southeast part of san francisco, particularly in my district over the last couple of weeks. we've had a number of side shows and reckless driving. just this past month four people were injured as a result of this and last year in my district an individual was killed while attending the side show. under our stunt driving ordinance that i introduced last year, thank you, president walton, for your strong support along with the mayor and others that we passed in 2020. the police are authorized to confiscate vehicles engaged in
this activity as well as vehicles that are blocking and aiding and abetting the streets. two saturdays ago 200 cars blocked one intersection. one of the homes was experiencing an emergency. safety vehicles could not get in to help them and this is life or death. this is extremely, extremely dangerous for all involved. as a result of that, a stunt driving abatement group was completed in the police department. we would like to have a follow-up hearing. we introduced last week this request.
we want to hear how many cars have been confiscated, how effective this unit is, what other ideas are out there. we want to have this follow-up information presented to the public. a lot of people's lives are impacted at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning. this has to stop. san francisco needs to send a message that this is not acceptable. we want the chief to come and give us an update on the number of vehicles confiscated and how they are utilizing this. along with the sfmta, they have some mitigating ideas they're putting in place. other than that, colleagues, i
just wanted to highlight one thing. it was an item on the agenda we voted on it and positively. we often go out of our way to be very critical in this body. the departments that we work with to oversee and that is one of the big roles that we have and i take that seriously. we also need to call out the great work happening in the city. i was alerted to the rent relief program that supervisor peskin and i have been talking about for the past year. we're fortunate in san francisco that we have a body of non-profit providers in place that can work with the community that is in most need to get the assistance needed to the small
property owners. when you look at the reports around the country, many municipalities had to create programs stover night to distribute the millions of dollars of aids to keep people in their homes. community-based organizations working in partnership with the mayor's office on community and community development, i wanted to call them out and say how great they're doing. there is more work to be done, but compared to the rest of the country, there is millions left. we want to thank everyone for this work so people can stay in
their homes. >> clerk: supervisor stefani. >> a seven-month-old baby was brought to an emergency room in my district where he died. the alleged perpetrator had been arrested by the police department and presented to the district attorney's office for charges in two separate cases related to domestic violence earlier this year, but the d.a. chose not to pursue those cases. it was stated that the woman in the previous cases refused to cooperate with prosecutors and may have instigated one of the prior incidents. these are common issues in domestic violence cases where women blame themselves and say they started it, thus perpetuating the cycle of violence in these cases. after hearing from advocates that they believed cases were
not being brought and children were suffering, i asked for more data. in the final days of 2020 there were a number of felony cases. the d.a.'s office dismissed 113 of those cases, including 13 of the 19 involving children. san franciscans deserve accountability, not only from those who commit crimes and also for us, the government. i am calling on the city attorney to draft legislation that will require the police department and the d.a. to publish information on domestic violence cases each month to make sure we're doing everything we can to prevent incidents like this one from taking place in the future. we need transparency around how
many domestic violence cases the police department presents to the d.a.'s office. two, how many of those cases are pursued. three, the type of charges sought in those cases. four, the final outcome of those cases. addressing domestic violence requires meaningful intervention, such as 52-week abuser programs that have been developed by the domestic violence community and advocates over the last decade. treatment for mental health or addiction issues or custody changes when necessary. failure to provide this intervention is not in form. this baby who is no longer with us, his mother, and the defendant charged, lives were shattered. i'm looking forward to introducing this legislation as soon as possible and i hope i have your support in demanding accountability for victims of domestic violence in san francisco.
thank you. the next i have is a resolution recognizing a truly outstanding city employee mare maribell jardon who will be retiring. she started in 1985. during her seven years at the newcomer school, she supported hundreds in adjusting to a new language and culture. in 1991 she began working with the clerk's recorder office. her competence and patience allowed her to take on new responsibilities and larger tasks. she worked in the county clerk's office where she made residents of san francisco her top
priority. she hired, trained, managed dozens of volunteer marriage officiants. i feel grateful to have worked alongside maribel for the two years i worked as a county clerk. she is so extremely helpful and positive and when we introduce new things at the office such as things like our pride celebration, maribel was there to make sure it was done. maribel's laughter filled the office and is the unofficial soundtrack. thank you for your incredible years of service. they have not gone unnoticed.
they will continue to serve as an example for so many city employees. finally, i have an in memorium for maribel's mother. she immigrated in 1976 with her four children. she spent 15 years working for the city and county of san francisco, including seven years as a volunteer deputy marriage commissioner with the county clerk's office. she loved music and is an avid pianist. she loved bringing together her faith and love of music. each week she was proud to honor
the lord's passion on fridays for members of her parish community. she is survived by her beloved children. she will be remembered for her love of music, her love of family and generosity. i offer my sincere condolences to those who few her. the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor stefani. supervisor walton. >> thank you so much, madam clerk and colleagues. today i just have a resolution that i'm introducing that is to proclaim may 17 through may 21, 2021, as public works week in san francisco. to commend and recognize the
1,600 people who work with the san francisco public works department. this aligns with the national public works week to celebrate the accomplishment of public works. public works aims to improve the quality of life in san francisco on designing and maintaining buildings, streets, the public right of way, and public space and through providing outstanding public service and partnering with the community. their services are provided 24 hours a day and seven days a week. this is diverse including inspectors, architects, community liaisons, engineers, permit checkers, surveyors, administrative analysts, construction, trade people for buildings, plaza, streets and suers, operators and gardiners
in our state. that prohibited the leasing of city owned land for fossil fuel. and the mayor. it was not just a symbolic move as a city at the time owned 800 acres of kern county that we for drilling. the entire system. so, today, i would like to take another step to get san francisco ahead, out of the fossil fuel business permanently by requesting the city attorney to draft legislation to strike article 12 from our planning code.
for land use activities associated with oil and gas exploration. it also creates overlay districts for oil and gas support and processing facilities. while the general public may not have realized in the planning code and that this section may have set collecting dust for decades. i think it is important in the face of catastrophic impact of climate change, we make this long needed commitment to affirmatively prohibit any gas and oil business activities in the city and county of san francisco and on our publicly owned land. so, the rest i would submit. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor chan. supervisor haney. >> supervisor haney: thank you, madam clerk. i have a few hearings and a
resolution. first, i'm introducing a hearing on our city's wild fire preparedness. california's wild fires are becoming more extreme burning bigger and spreading faster. six of the ten worst fires in california history have occurred in the past three years and we all remember last september when the sky turned orange. these are direct impacts of climate change and they're not going away. and as of this week, 85% of california is in a severe or exceptional drought which means we will likely have a long, dry summer that will lead to even more extreme fire seasons than the last one. as our city and schools re-open for the fall and summer, we will need to be prepared to protect the health and safety of our residents from fire and smoke. last year, there was terrifying
air quality which forced residents to stay inside. reef received this from residents and fire displaced people experiencing homelessness. things will repeat themselves or even be worse and with the continuous health protocols, it's critical that we're planning now to protect all of our residents and their health. at this hearing, i'm requesting to hear from the department of emergency management, department of health, department of aging services and sfusd on how we are prepared as a city for this up coming wild fire season especially as we continue to deal with this pandemic. the second hearing i am requesting is on the city's processes and services as it relates to starting a small business in san francisco particularly connected to the implementation of prop h which was passed by the voters in november. i know that many of us saw the
recent chronicle article about jason hughes effort to open an ice cream spent. he spent two years and $200,000 to open his business before ultimately giving up. the space is still empty and nothing has changed since the day he signed the lease on the store front. jason's plight is not unique. there are many small business entrepreneurs and existing small business owners who have to deal with bureaucratic that do more to disincentivize a business than it does to encourage it. this year has been incredibly detrimental to small businesses. thousands of businesses have closed temporarily. this includes historic staple businesses that have been operating for decades. we all recognize that small businesses are essential to the revitalization to the neighborhood and the city and we should be doing everything we can to make it off the ground and provide flexibility given the new reality we are
living in. i will be requesting to hear from the office of small business, the small business commission, dbi, planning department, oewd and epw. i hope we'll be able to drill down into what we're doing to encourage new small businesses and what we're doing to support those in the process starting the small business as well as the implementation on prop h and i want to thank supervisor ronen for cosponsoring on these issues. lastly, i'm supporting the creation and funding of cart, the compassionate alternative response team for a safer response to homelessness in san francisco. the primary response to homelessness has relied heavily on police enforcement. the homelessness increased between 2017 and 2019 from 24 to 80. on average, sfpd responds to
100 homelessness calls a day, that's over 1,200 a week. this hasn't solved any of our long standing challenges. it hasn't kept our sidewalks and alleyways clear of tents and it has been extremely expense i. earlier results from the street crisis response team, a pilot program which provides rapid response to calls for service to people experiencing psychiatric crisis. and demonstrated that inner disciplinary teams can more effectively address this issue. urges the city to create a compassionate alternative response team. on the street or in temporary shelters by creating a specialized dispatched response to field calls involving
unhoused neighbors in crisis toe serve and empower and engage how san franciscans around homelessness. this model would be based in best practices. when it comes to responding to street homelessness and i hope that the board and the mayor will concur with the police commission that this is a very good idea that we should implement. the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor haney. supervisor mandelman. >> supervisor mandelman: submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor. seeing no names on the roster. mr. president, that concludes the introduction of new business. >> president: thank you, madam clerk. we are now at public comment. >> clerk: thank you, mr. president. at this time, the board of supervisors welcomes your general public comment if you are -- if you've already called
in early, you're ready to go. just press star 3. that will get you in line to speak. otherwise, the telephone number is scrolling on your screen. it's (415) 655-0001 and when you hear the prompt, enter the meeting id 187 357 0180 and press pound twice. if you're ready press starly and then you can provide your public comment. we realize you may be multi-tasking and the phone may be unattended by the time your line is unmuted. otherwise, each caller will have two minutes to provide their comment. you're at the eligible agenda content. the subject matter jurisdiction items that are not on the agenda and items 34 through 41 on the adoption without reference to committee. all other items are not agenda content eligible today. all right, we do have
interpreters on stand by. they know to jump in and to assist the public. and so, operation, let's hear from the first caller, please. i believe we have three in line and seven who are listening. if you're one of the seven, please press star 3 to get in line to speak. welcome, caller. >> linda chapman. i hope that after you've heard some stories that there will be a unanimous vote to support supervisor mar's plan for having something like a. if i were there i'd be able to show you what's in my lap. listing the rezonings of knob hill neighbors in one thousand nine hundred eighty-six and
there was another one in the 1990s and seeing that and the other things that we had done epitomizes the voices of americans of their neighborhoods. additionally, scott sanchez eventually found the zoning map that shows that everything east of van ness, there's a line in van ness where you can build up to 130' i guess. everything needs to bear 65'. some planner has issued different maps, totally different with i.m.a.s it took me a year to get this after i was informed that a building that was was allowing the building at the corner of a huge site, by the way, a
historic neighborhood commercial district at the corner of california and all these high-rises are suddenly going up between van ness and polk street. proposed for official designation promoted by a group called lower polk neighbors. before we get into the corruption of two groups, the other having defeated my friends in knob hill association and robert barney and robert passmore and so forth -- >> clerk: thank you, ms. chapman. apologies to any speakers this afternoon. we are setting the timer for two minutes. okay. so we have six listeners. excuse me, we have seven listeners and six members of the public in the queue. let's hear from the next speaker, please. welcome, caller. >> blessings everyone. my name is dominique howling.
i work at community united against violence as the justice program manager in san francisco. i'm here to support the resolution in the division act as i believe in the transformation of individuals and collective healing in an interest that disrupts families and larger communities. i've worked with criminalized survivors for several years now and the compounded trauma that's created by interpersonal and state violence that continues to dehumanize our community members. it's heart breaking and painful to witness the many ways folks are impacted on a physical, emotional, and mental level. instead of detention centers and deportation that creates more harm, punishment, and isolation. i hope that our leadership in california can continue to be rooted in values of compassion, equity and respect for people's rights regardless of their immigration status or individual mistakes.
i'm here to support a solution endorsing the solution act ab937. san francisco prides itself as the home for immigrant communities and continues to be at the forefront of ensuring that immigrants can remain united with loved ones and not separated through the help of local government. local law enforcement. immigrants are part of our families, communities, and work places for every san franciscan including our immigrant neighbors should be safe from harm from the government. the castration disproportionately targets black and brown communities. the data shows that black and brown communities are disproportionately affected. only 7% of known citizens in the u.s. are black, but black immigrants made up 20% of people facing deportation on criminal grounds in 2016. please vote in support of that agenda item 41 to pass a
resolution endorsing the solution act. thank you. >> clerk: [ speaking foreign language ] thank you, mr. castenza. operations, can we have the next caller, please. welcome, caller. okay. that line didn't answer. let's go to the next line, please. >> good afternoon. my name is kyle neil and i work at community united against violence and lgbtq anti-violence support of in the nation. i have been supporting currently and formerly incarcerated transand queer people from jails and detention
centers in the last seven years. i have heard too many stories of abuse, assaults, sexual assault lack of health care and isolation from our community members who have been locked up. it is demoralizing and dehumanizing and it's not something anyone should ever have to experience. often times, queer and transfolks are also survivors of domestic hate and/or police and state violence and often times are experiencing a combination of of both. our communities need to be able to serve and heal from violence and not get sent to another cage upon getting released from prison or jail. san francisco has one of the strongest sanctuary policies in the state and we have many policies on the statewide level that are supposed to serve, that are supposed to serve for
our -- for sanctuary for immigrants. however, there are so many loopholes in these policies that still allow police, sheriff, and cdcr to head our community members to ice upon release. the vision act ab937 would ensure any other californians and immigrant community members deemed eligible from state police prison or local jail and, instead would be able to be granted parol, have their charges dropped, or granted release by a judge. believe in our community's ability to transform and heal and please vote in support of this agenda item 41 and pass the resolution to endorse the vision act. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. well timed. operations, do we have another caller on the line, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors.
it's sue hefter. i would urge you to consider openly how you're going to re-open the board meetings and re-open city hall for the public to attend meetings at city hall on the board of supervisors and the planning commission especially that quality of information and the amount of time that you have to take at the meetings is expanding. the quality i don't think is that high and the amount of time that is wasted in all things you made me to do to call people to testify, etc. and vote is enormous. meetings that should take an hour take two hours. have an open discussion as some committee and ask people that attend meetings to give comment
as well as commenting yourself we are in need. even officers are coming back in the city and people are spending a lot of time figuring out and board meetings and planning commission meetings. thank you. >> clerk: mrs. hefter, it's good to hear your voice. thank you for joining us this afternoon. operations, do we have another caller, please? >> yes. this is david elliott lewis with two agenda items i'd like to make. one is on asking the board to support and to pressure the mayor's office to support the 30 right now program, the subsidized sro rent that's 30%
of income. it's probably one of the most cost effective solutions we have to preventing homelessness and it's so much better to prevent it than try to cure it after the fact. i know there's support already in the board for this. it still needs to happen and still needs to be funded. that's agenda item one. the second item is i'm asking for the board support for the cart compassion alternative response team program. i've worked for about a year on this plan to get police out of homelessness to take them out of the loop or anything that isn't a serious crime for dealing with pan handling, sidewalk encampments and all the kinds of things that bring police out to try to encounter homeless people. it's a good plan, it's a good solution. go to cart sf.org to learn more about it and i really hope the
full board will support it and allocate budget for it. it's about $4.8 million for the first year pilot that would cover a citywide program. again, it could save lives and provide a more compassionate response to the community. that's all. david elliott lewis. thank you for your time and attention. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, do we have another caller in the queue, please? >> hi, hello. my name is giranomo aguilar. i work with children. on market street. we are now in oakland, we still
serve lots of people from the city and county. i'm calling in strong support of the resolution to support ab937, the vision act as a son of an undocumented person from mexico, i understand the, you know, just always looking as far as folks being eligible for deportation, traffic, or even civil. you know, interactions that we have with law enforcement and so we work with folks that mostly have been enincarcerated and have been caught up in the criminal justice system. these are people turning their lives around and most of the
folks we come across have devoted their lives back to their communities and helping the next generation get involved civically and politically and just for the betterment of the overall society. ab397 will be very important so that migrant communities aren't being punished twice and so when folks are being released from county or state prison, there's no reason why folks should be then chipped into another form of incarceration which with testimonials from a lot of folks from experience that have said it's even worse in a lot of cases as far as the humanity or inhumanity of the conditions. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, sir. apologies to cut you off this afternoon. we are setting the timer for two minutes.
all right. we have twelve listeners, and six callers in the queue. the if you are one of the twelve and you would like to make a comment this afternoon. star 3 is the right thing to do at this time. operations, let's hear from the next caller, please. >> hi, good afternoon. my name is sarah lee community add so cast here in san francisco. i'm here to support the resolution by supervisor walton. i want to highlight since birth, violence has defined his life from being in a cambodian genocide. at 15 years old, a judge sentenced him to life new mexico prison. he grew up in prison and eventually worked full-time as a certified substance abuse
counselor helping other people incarcerated that had ensnared him. after he served two decades. instead of letting him use his training to make our community safer, the california prison system called i. c.e. on his release date in december 2019 and turned him over for deportation. his family were inconsolable. he was released from i.c.e. after six months due to underlying health issues. he continues to work as a substance abuse counselor here and at a homeless center. many others wouldn't share in the vision act, but ensure the others have an opportunity to unite with loved ones. thank you. thank you for your comments. operations, let's hear from the next caller, please. >> hello, supervisors.
my name is austin. i am staff support at the san francisco youth commission and i am speaking on their behalf of the consent calendar for the vision act. the youth commission supports ab197 as it will protect community members who have already been deemed eligible from being relieved by local jails to immigration intention for deportation. this bill takes urgent and necessary strides towards ensuring that our local and state tax dollars are not used to funnel inhumane conditions while in immigration detention. finally, they're constitutional protections and separate immigrant families and communities. in san francisco, our policies should be driven by our values in quality of fairness,
compassion, and fairness. communities all across the country are organizing to win immigration policies that reflect our values of compassion, equity, and respect for our rights. please vote in support of agenda item 41 to pass the resolution endorsing the vision act. thank you, i yield my time. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, do we have another caller in the queue, please. >> hello, everybody. it's jordan davis. we are coming up on budget season and every year it's a constant reminder of how the city is not a functioning democracy in terms of our budget. we have a strong mayor system where the mayor can flat-out refuse to fund things that are commanded by the community.
not only now which was fully passed by the board of supervisors, but also the whole pop eye thing and also with supplementals, like you could pass legislation like literally unanimously, pass supplementals unanimously, but the mayor can just refuse to fund this and it's just so dysfunctional that the u.s. constitution which there's a lot to be critical of actually provides the power to be with the legislative branch. so what i'm really asking for you is not only to hold out for a budget that reflects our values, but also to put out a chart or amendment as soon as possible shifting power of the person away from the mayor into the board of supervisors because even though we have a great budget committee, it still doesn't mean much if the mayor has all the power. please, get some fucking
courage. thank you, i yield my time. >> clerk: okay. caller, thank you. let's hear from the next caller, please. >> hello, my name is claire courtney and i am an organizer at u.s.c.w. local 5 and i'm calling in regards to item 39, a resolution in support of imperfect and their right to union representation and their ability to negotiate a fair contract. for the last six plus months i've had the privilege to work alongside about 80 drivers as they organize to successfully win a union election and imperfect foods. these drivers are essential workers delivering food across the bay area during the pandemic from wage increases to greater workplace safety and just generally avoid at work. these drivers want and have earned the ability to negotiate a contract with their employer.
thank you for bringing this resolution forward and acknowledging the right of workers to organize their work place. these drivers in the uscw deserve to improve the results of the election and negotiate a fair contract that properly acknowledges the crucial and essential work these drivers do across the bay. thank you for bringing this resolution forward and we're so looking forward to having the support of the board of supervisors of san francisco. i yield my comments. >> clerk: okay. i think we have eleven listeners, and five callers in the queue. if you're one of the eleven, you must press star 3 to get in line to speak. let's hear from the next caller, please. >> hi, good afternoon members of the board of supervisors. my name is louise alvarez.
i'm here to speak in support of item 41 and the voices act. communities have always faced fear knowing that any involvement with law enforcement. and, when someone is incarcerated i cannot begin to explain how arduous the experience can be and once someone is released and has paid their debts, they should not be given another incarceration experience. they should not be put in another cage. to name some statistics, 7% of noncitizens are black and unfortunately in 2016, they made up 20% of people in the deportation proceedings and let me just say that the alarming numbers of black and brown people who are incarcerated are not just a statistic on a page,
but these are real situations. that immigrant communities belong together. they deserve the same equal treatment and so please continue to shed light on all the different cruelty that immigrants experience and please continue to make this a just society because frankly working with i.c.e doesn't help public safety, it makes it worse. so let's help them get to a better place. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next caller, please. >> i'm a staff attorney at the asian law caucus here in san
francisco. i represented a number of community members deeply harmed by i.c.e. transfers as a result faced a long attempt for transfers. these transfers have lasting, devastating impacts on not only the person transferred after completing their sentence but on young generations within the community. who face perpetwul punishment. i.c.e. deportation and family separation. please vote in support of agenda item 41. thank you, i yield my time.
>> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, let's hear from the next caller, please. no answer. let's go to the next caller, please. >> hello, my name is [inaudible] hello? >> clerk: yes. welcome. sorry. >> hi. i'm with the staff and youth commission. i'm here on behalf of the youth commissioners who aren't here to be able to be here today i am here in support of the resolution endorsing the vision act. san francisco prides itself for immigrant communities. and not separated through the
help of local law enforcement. immigrants are part of our families, communities and workplaces. please vote in support of agenda item 41. >> clerk: thank you for your comment. okay. we have four callers in the queue. let's welcome the next caller. >> hello, this is gabriel medina. i'm calling to urge the board of supervisors to support the vision act resolution for with
the board ab937 so the rest of california can follow suit. we know that we can't live our lives only in san francisco, we have friends, family, loved ones all across the state. we should be able to move freely no matter what our status is. so please vote yes to support agenda item 41 to pass the resolution endorsing the vision act. and, thank you so much. we have 5 million immigrants in california and this really impacts a lot of lives. so let san francisco stand with those 5 million. thank you. >> clerk: thank you mr. medina for your comments. operations, let's hear from the next caller, please.
>> good afternoon. thank you i didn't get to call in yesterday about the martin lion house i'm calling to suggest that when you take this as a landmark, you will landmark the entire two parcels, the house and the adjacent parcel but it's san francisco natural land and i think that it's part of their lives there. so i urge you when you take this up at the full board that you consider that and that you also look at what former president highland said and he voted no because he wanted to include the second parcel the 649 parcel as well as the 651.
i live just down the hill on duncan. thank you and please consider this. thank you, bye. >> clerk: okay. we know we have some callers in the queue. otherwise, operations, let's welcome the next caller. >> madam clerk, that completes the queue. >> clerk: thank you very much operations. mr. president. >> president walton: thank you so much, madam clerk. i believe we're at items 34 through 41. >> clerk: items 34 through 41 were introduced for adoption without reference to committee. a unanimous vote is required for resolutions today. alternatively any member may require a resolution to go to
committee. >> president walton: thank you, madam clerk: colleagues in the items. anybody would like to start. supervisor preston. >> supervisor preston: item 34. >> president walton: thank you, supervisor preston. supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: sorry about that. item number 38, please. >> president walton: thank you. and, madam clerk, will you please call the role on the remaining items. >> clerk: on items 36, 37, 39, 40, and 41. [roll call]
10674. comprised of lots one, two, and 3, located at 2150 through 2166 hayes street and to adopt the appropriate findings. >> president walton: thank you, madam clerk. supervisor preston. >> supervisor preston: thank you, mr. president. i just wanted to call the roll separately on this one. >> president walton: sounds good. please call the roll for item 34. >> clerk: on item 34 [roll call]
there are eight ayes and three noes. >> president walton: thank you, madam clerk. would you please call item 38. >> clerk: item 38 is supporting california state assembly bill number 666. by david chiu and would require the state that evaluates the current state of the substance abuse work force. >> president walton: thank you, supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: thank you, mr. clerk -- madam clerk,
mr. president. sorry. it's been a long day. just want to reiterate some of the points that i made briefly last week. some of that was cut short due to the circumstances. i want to thank my colleagues supervisor mandelman and supervisor stefani. this bill would require the department of health care services to do a workforce needs assessment report that evaluates the current state of substance abuse disorder workforce. currently, there are fewer than 20,000 substance abuse counselors statewide to 700 doctors with licenses with an addiction specialty and, however, there's over estimated to be over 2.7 million
californians identified as having a substance abuse problem. moreover out of the nearly three million people identified with substance abuse disorder were able to receive services. a lot of that we see play out on the street everyday here in san francisco. this bill would not only seek to evaluate the work force, but it also looking to incentivize individuals and seek higher education to become substance abuse counselors. this i think would be something wonderful to find out, to encourage and as a way to seek substance abuse disorders here in san francisco. thank you, colleagues, for your support and that's it. thank you, mr. president. >> president walton: thank you so much, supervisor safai. madam clerk, please call the roll on item number 38. >> clerk: on item 38, [roll call] .
adjourned in the memory of the following. for the late mrs. gloria rye lander. >> president walton: thank you, madam clerk, do we have anymore business today. >> clerk: that concludes the business for today. >> president walton: and, as we continue to have conversations about public safety and investment, i want us all to remember the following quote by vice president kamala harris. there is a direct correlation between education and public safety. thank you so much, this meeting is adjourned. >> clerk: thank you. -
so where will you shop & dine in the 49 san francisco owes must of the charm to the unique characterization of each corridor has a distinction permanent our neighbors are the economic engine of the city. >> if we could a afford the lot by these we'll not to have the kind of store in the future the kids will eat from some restaurants chinatown has phobia one of the best the most unique neighborhood shopping areas of san francisco. >> chinatown is one of the oldest chinatown in the state we need to be able allergies the people and that's the reason chinatown is showing more of the
people will the traditional thepg. >> north beach is i know one of the last little italian community. >> one of the last neighborhood that hadn't changed a whole lot and san francisco community so strong and the sense of partnership with businesses as well and i just love north beach community old school italian comfort and love that is what italians are all about we need people to come here and shop here so we can keep this going not only us but, of course, everything else in the community i think local businesses the small ones and coffee shops are unique in their own way that is the characteristic of the
neighborhood i peace officer prefer it is local character you have to support them. >> really notice the port this community we really need to kind of really shop locally and support the communityly live in it is more economic for people to survive here. >> i came down to treasure island to look for a we've got a long ways to go. ring i just got married and didn't want something on line i've met artists and local business owners they need money to go out and shop this is important to short them i think you get better things. >> definitely supporting the
local community always good is it interesting to find things i never knew existed or see that that way. >> i think that is really great that san francisco seize the vails of small business and creates the shop & dine in the 49 to support businesses make people all the residents and visitors realize had cool things are made and produced in san everybody wants to be at chase center, don't they. well, good morning still, everybody. i started real early so i don't even know what time it is. hi, i'm san francisco mayor london breed. really excited to be here with you all today here at thrive plaza, here at chase center,
the home of the golden state warriors who for the first time tomorrow will be playing with an audience of fans. what that says is we are well on our way to recovering in the city. we are well on our way to re-opening and gradually taking those steps. most importantly, as great as we have done here in san francisco, 64% of san franciscans have received at least their first vaccine dose and about 85% of those over the age of 65, we're seeing our reproductive rates decline. we are feeling good. we are feeling excited and happy and anxious to get back to our lives; but at the end of the day, you all know we're still in the midst of a
pandemic. so as comfortable as we may be with our progress, let's make sure we continue to wear our mask and follow our health directive so that we can finally get to a place where we can watch a game without our mask on. and, the reason why we are here is not just because the warriors are playing tomorrow with fans for the first time in almost a year, just think about it. last year, at this time, the city was closed. and, now, look at where we are. last year this time, we had a different president who pulled us out of the paris agreement to meet our climate goals, but san francisco didn't let that stop us. fortunately now under president
biden who made a great announcement today for the country on earth day, we in san francisco are not only well on our way to exceed the goal that he set for the nation. we are well on our way to exceed the goals we set right here in san francisco. in fact, we are 41% less in carbon emissions in san francisco since one thousand nine hundred ninety. this is six years ahead of the goal that we set initially. and it's the reason why we are so successful and the goals we set around climate change has a lot to do with partners like the warriors. this chase center is not just beautiful and fun and exciting to watch a game in. this is one of our very important environmental sustainable buildings in san francisco.
this is the future. and some of the things that we did here in san francisco in addition to implementing clean power sf, you all remember years ago that big push to get that program started. you all remember the conversations around making sure that in new buildings we ban natural gas. you all know that we in san francisco have a climate action plan, a plan that's not just a plan that discusses what we're going to do, it's a plan that actually puts into action the work that needs to be done to address climate change. this climate action plan is being revised as we speak thanks to the leadership of debbie rafael and the staff of department and environment. and what i am most appreciative is they not only are focusing on equity as it relates to
geographic equity here in san francisco. they are making sure that young people have a voice in this action plan which is why mayor from george washington high school is joining us here today. so, folks, san francisco should be proud. we're leading in the vaccination effort. higher numbers than the state and the entire country. we're leading in addressing issues around climate change with our carbon emissions and other challenges that we face and we're going to continue to lead. and it's time to start upping the ante and setting new goals. at the end of the day, san francisco has been a leader. we know that we can't just operate in our own bubble and make changes to support and uplift the environment without
making sure that we are demonstrating how it can be done for others to follow. this entire planet and the future of our planet and the generations to come, there's so much at stake here. i don't want the next generation of young people to look back and say, "what did they do? why didn't they act sooner?" you see this windy clean air we're breathing, it has everything to do with everything that we have been doing in san francisco. today, clean power sf our city's clean power program is going to beat our target of being one hundred% renewable by five years. all clean power sf customers will receive 100% renewable energy by 2025. and, let me tell you why that
is so significant. when we first, debbie, you remember and, michael, you remember this too, when we first launched clean power sf, there was just a little more money that people had to pay for 80% renewable energy and the super green 100%. now, by two thousand twenty-five, everyone gets, every one of our customers gets super green, but they don't pay anything extra. now, how significant is that? that is going to change the game for clean power in this city moving towards our future to a more seasonable, environmentally friendly city that sets an example for other places to follow. we're going to be introducing legislation that will update our climate targets to san
francisco so that san francisco can be carbon neutral. instead of by 2050, when i'm probably going to be real old and the rest of us will too. by 2045. is part of the paris agreement. and so, i know that these numbers and these environmental things don't seem like they're really cool, but they are really cool because the clean air that we drink, i mean, clean air that we breathe, the clean water that we drink, some of the best water that you could ever taste anywhere. you can drink it right out of the faucet without a filter. being able to see the green trees grow, everything has an
impact. and that's why having partners like chase center working with us to make sure that they are not only creating the incredible environment they do to make games exciting even though i know the players can do that all on their own, but this facility doesn't hurt. they have been partners as i said earlier in creating one of the newest green buildings in san francisco and i'm pleased to welcome to the podium kim stone, the chase center's general manager. >> thank you. welcome everybody. and, thank you, mayor breed. it is so important that we all work together to combat climate change and, at chase center, we value setting the example for others in san francisco. thank you to debbie rafael, the
department of environment for working with us to become a green certified business. these aren't -- these are high targets, but they are achievable targets so other private businesses that are listening in, i want to encourage you to join us here. be part of the family about being green certified business. michael carlin as well. his group at sfpuc for all the hard work ensuring facilities like chase center can be powered by clean energy. and, as mayor breed said, today, the stars are aligning for us because we get to celebrate this great achievement for chase center and tomorrow we get to welcome fans back to the building. we hope chase center can serve as an example to any size business that if we can do it, you can do it. let's go green together and inspire the private sector to do so. so how did we do this? what are we doing? so as chase center, we focus on
sustainability from the beginning of this construction project. we are a lead goal certified building design and construction that was during our three year construction process and then for ongoing maintenance and operations. we know being in california, the conserving water is critical for all of us in our futures. so we're designed to recover gray water from our laboratories and our showers. from the roof, we collect rain water and even just condensation and we are able to reuse that. and, through those collective efforts, we have reduced our water consumption by 84%. thank you. you can imagine it takes a lot of energy to run 1 million square feet and what we do for games and concerts. so this is another area we place high priority. our state of the art hvac
system allows us to take advantage of this great climate that we have here to keep the building cool without having to add extra energy to do so. we also integrated a highly efficient lighting system with customizable local controls that ensure that when you walk out of a room and it's unused for a certain period of time, the lights automatically go off. in a million square feet that is an important component to our energy saving efforts. so these features and a lot others that i won't go into the details on, but we can certainly provide them if you would like them, these have resulted in us saving 35% of our energy usage. lastly, i want to highlight our waste management program. trash is a beautiful thing and so we focus on this and so we have dramatically reduced our construction waste during construction and diverted 78% of our waste out of landfills.
very proud of that. and, then, on an ongoing basis, we sort our waste daily and we sort it after every game. the importance of this is that it ensures that we are reducing waste. san francisco has an amazing infrastructure for compostables, recyclables. it just takes that little extra effort and it has a big impact. and, materials aren't the only thing we're sorting. we are also since our opening in 2019, gosh, i can't believe it will be 409 days since we've had fans in the building. 2019 just seems like such a long time ago. but when the fans come at the end of the game, any of our unused food and raw ingredientsings, we give that to the food runners program and they reuse it and repurpose it. so we aren't throwing extra food into our compost. while we're excited to open our doors to fans tomorrow, i want everyone to rest assured that
we operate in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner here. one last reminder for all your fans remember your game ticket is a muni ticket as well so you can reduce your footprint that way as well. thank you all and i want to say with leaders like mayor breed, san francisco will -- has and continued to be a global leader in the environment and we continue to be partners in if that environment. go doves. mayor breed. >> thank you so much, kim. and, thank you, for all that the warriors are doing to really protect our planet and that's what this is all about. one of the things that i'd like to, you know, tell debbie every time i see her because she's like, you know, i would call her "madam green." she's always looking for ways to save and support the environment and i'm
always so proud about how much trash i don't have anymore. and, in fact, i share a trash bin with two other people and every time they pick up the trash, it may be one or two small bags in the trash and everything is recyclable. your plastic bags. you put them all in a bag and wrap them. it's easy. once you start doing it just becomes habit. from the coffee filters. you just throw those in the compost. i have more compost and more recycles than anything. i'm proud in doing it, but also it's second nature and anyone can do it and i would just say that when your kids tell you to do it, make sure you listen to your kids. children are like don't put that in the trash. i'm like okay.
>> hi everyone. i've really seen the students value the importance of taking action towards climate issues and how we address climate issues is is clearly one of the biggest issues of my generation and we can't avoid this problem any longer. that's why at george washington high school, i'm really proud of our work of improving my school's waste management issues. we've taken small, but mighty steps bringing awareness to our community about recycling, composting and finding other ways to improve students' environmental habits and behaviors. additionally, i want to mention the students from academy high school for joining my school's environmental club for climate action month. our club's work has brought in
many students to want to participate in more action based projects to see the change that's needed. it's really exciting to see so many youth from across the city to join one another to amplify their voices. when the mayor kicked off a series of workshops and events, so many of us youth jumped in on the opportunity to provide more ideas. the process and courage so many youth to conduct their own plans within their own communities. another good thing, i want to commemorate the notable youth organization as they've been at the forefront of the movement this past year. and, during this pandemic, there's so many obstacles. they've had so many virtual workshops each month and keeps the momentum going. they've encouraged so many youth from all over the bay area to keep educating and
fighting for climate justice. not only in the city of san francisco, but in our country. while i'm inspired by all of this, the work of youth is not enough. thank you to the san francisco leadership, our mayor and businesses like the chase center who can actually see real change together and meet our city's new environmental goals. today, let's celebrate how far we've come this earth day and look forward to see the process ahead of us. i'm graduating really soon and heading off to college, so i'm really excited to take this transformative work with me. continue to inspire one another. and i look forward to seeing how san francisco continues to pave the way. thank you so much and i hope everyone has a good earth day. >> thank you, mary. wow, that was impressive. not just her leadership at washington high school, but you
notice that she talked about collaborating with other high schools who have joined the efforts of washington high school. and as a graduate of gallaleo high school. and, most importantly, that the environment is more important than our high school rivals from back in the day. right. but, thank you so much, mary, for your words and your leadership and good luck with college. we really appreciate that you're going to probably continue this work and it will be an important part of your legacy and you will represent san francisco well. today, we also have joining us and i mentioned debbie rafael and the department of environment as well as acting public utilities director michael carlin both are here to answer any questions if you have them about our new
announcements. >> reporter: [ indiscernible ] >> yes. debbie, you want to talk about that. i'm sure she's itching to talk about that. but the fact is it shouldn't be something that interferes with anyone's life. we are trying to naturally incorporate these changes to make it easy for people just like what i talked about as it relates to composting and recycling. but i'll let debbie say a few words about it as well. >> yeah. that is absolutely right. our goal is very simple for carbon neutrality. we need to be an all-electric city who's operating on 100% renewable electricity. what you heard the mayor say today is we will reach that renewable mark by 2025 and we
are continuing under the mayor's leadership to transfer off of fossil fuels and become all electric. her bold decision to ban natural gas and new construction is just the first step. so san franciscans will just see that the way they operate is sustainable because we make it easy, we make it the law, and we make sure that everyone is in it together. students, businesses, government we're all in this together. >> all right. any questions? thank you all so much for joining us. go doves!
>> the current lottery program began in 2016. but there have been lot rows that have happened for affordable housing in the city for much longer than that. it was -- there was no standard practice. for non-profit organizations that were providing affordable housing with low in the city, they all did their lotteries on their own. private developers that include in their buildings affordable units, those are the city we've been monitoring for some time since 1992. we did it with something like this. where people were given circus tickets. we game into 291st century in 2016 and started doing electronic lotteries. at the same time, we started electronic applications systems. called dalia. the lottery is completely free.
you can apply two ways. you can submit a paper application, which you can download from the listing itself. if you apply online, it will take five minutes. you can make it easier creating an account. to get to dalia, you log on to housing.sfgov.org. >> i have lived in san francisco for almost 42 years. i was born here in the hayes valley. >> i applied for the san francisco affordable housing lottery three times. >> since 2016, we've had about 265 electronic lotteries and almost 2,000 people have got their home through the lottery system. if you go into the listing, you can actually just press lottery results and you put in your lottery number and it will tell
you exactly how you ranked. >> for some people, signing up for it was going to be a challenge. there is a digital divide here and especially when you are trying to help low and very low income people. so we began providing digital assistance for folks to go in and get help. >> along with the income and the residency requirements, we also required someone who is trying to buy the home to be a first time home buyer and there's also an educational component that consists of an orientation that they need to attend, a first-time home buyer workshop and a one-on-one counseling session with the housing councilor. >> sometimes we have to go through 10 applicants before
they shouldn't be discouraged if they have a low lottery number. they still might get a value for an available, affordable housing unit. >> we have a variety of lottery programs. the four that you will most often see are what we call c.o.p., the certificate of preference program, the dthp which is the displaced penance housing preference program. the neighborhood resident housing program and the live worth preference. >> i moved in my new home february 25th and 2019. the neighborhood preference program really helped me achieve that goal and that dream was with eventually wind up staying in san francisco. >> the next steps, after finding out how well you did in the lottery and especially if you ranked really well you will be contacted by the leasing agent. you have to submit those document and income and asset qualify and you have to pass the
credit and rental screening and the background and when you qualify for the unit, you can chose the unit and hopefully sign that lease. all city sponsored affordable housing comes through the system and has an electronic lottery. every week there's a listing on dalia. something that people can apply for. >> it's a bit hard to predict how long it will take for someone to be able to move into a unit. let's say the lottery has happened. several factors go into that and mainly how many units are in the project, right. and how well you ranked and what preference bucket you were in. >> this particular building was brand new and really this is the one that i wanted out of everything i applied for. in my mind, i was like how am i going to win this? i did and when you get that
notice that you won, it's like at first, it's surreal and you don't believe it and it sinks in, yeah, it happened. >> some of our buildings are pretty spectacular. they have key less entry now. they have a court yard where they play movies during the weekends, they have another master kitchen and space where people can throw parties. >> mayor breed has a plan for over 10,000 new units between now and 2025. we will start construction on about 2,000 new units just in 2020. >> we also have a very big portfolio like over 25,000 units across the city. and life happens to people. people move. so we have a very large number of rerentals and resales of units every year.
>> best thing about working for the affordable housing program is that we know that we're making a difference and we actually see that difference on a day-to-day basis. >> being back in the neighborhood i grew up in, it's a wonderful experience. >> it's a long process to get through. well worth it when you get to the other side. i could not be happier. [♪♪♪]