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>> okay. we are back from recess. we are back to our sflafco agenda. can you call item no. 2. >> item no. 2, from february 22nd. >> can we open for comments. seeing none, can we prove our minutes from last meeting. second by commissioner breed and we'll take that without objection. can we go on to our next item, no. # # 3. >> approval for consideration of budget 2013-2014 for government code section 5.6381.
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>> the budget once again from last year have not changed. all the price points what you are doing is coping last year's budget. because san francisco is in a bit of a budget crunch, staff is recommended that while we reserve our rights to the money according to state code that we return the money back to the general fund of the san francisco city and county and reserve the right to return the money itself. so we have the right to it in the future. if you have any questions, i'm happy to answer? >> that goes back to the clerk of the board is that correct? >> yes. it goes back to where the money comes from okay. comments or questions? >> i know the budget is going
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to come back for us again, it would be helpful to have more of a detailed break down in terms of where this is going. i know for example you have a proposals sflafco budget explanation and it talks about what these categories are but it doesn't specify the amount per category, so i just wanted a lot more detail around the budget to have a clear understanding of what we are spending for things. >> i will be happy to follow-up with you on that. >> thank you. >> okay. thank you very much. we can open for public comment. any member would like to comment on the item no. 3. no one comes forward we'll close. this is live before us. commissioner campos. >> we want to have -- i was of the understanding that we would be voting on it today and it
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would come back to us once more. yes. i'm fine with that >> make a motion to prove that we are going to get an understanding to get another opportunity to vote on it. okay. we'll take that without objects. thank you very much. no. 4, please. >> item no. 4, studies update on how jurisdiction seeks to elect officers between election cycles. >> sflafco staff, at each of your desk i did drop off an executive sum -- summary and data points we collected so far. i had expected to present a full draft, i ask the chair to give me a few more days to ensure that we have more in the report and we are correcting any of the errors. because there is so many data points involved. i don't want to have
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an incorrect output. i wanted the give you very briefly and quickly summary of what we did. we looked at san francisco being the city and county, a charter city and county, we are the only one that exist. we took multiple data sets of looking for information. we looked at -- there is other places in the nation that have cities and counties and jurisdictions, like in new orleans they are called the parish rather than the city. there are 12 charters counties in california and compared to the state level to how to government runs. charter companies, you have no mayor, in the cities you have mayor's and counsel but not a board of
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supervisors. we are check to see where it's going on and we don't have an exact city. for board of supervisors and sacramento counties fill vacancy depending on how far the vacancy and how far it is from the election itself. the information is there. when we do a full report we'll break it out. we also want to look at how one of the things we did is for mayor's office that immediately steps in san francisco, that's now how they permanently set to replace the mayor's position. we won't be looking at that aspect of it.
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we are looking at how to mayor's seat gets filled. the one thing that we had initially intended on doing and with the permission of the commission we are looking at the 10 top cities nationally like new york and one of the things we realize that three of california's nationally top cities. if we wanted to we can go there but since they are outside of california they are different election laws that would take more research and effort to make sure we are comparing apples to apples. i hope to get the spreadsheet out by the end of next week. i just want to make sure we have the correct points w . with that i will answer any questions.
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>> i will be interested. are you the sponsor supervisor avalos? >> i think we discussed this prior to your coming on sflafco and that was a report suggested to do. it's one of the things i'm interested and one of the commissioners is in this report. >> i would like to see other states and some of the major cities how they actually make appointments. that would be really helpful. thank you. >> okay. we'll do that and we'll release the draft report but we'll add in for the final report the top 10 cities so we are not delaying the draft report itself if that's okay. >> okay. thank you very much. so then the next meeting we can have a fuller report. >> my goal would be to have the final report for the next meeting. >> this item we can open up for
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public comment. anyone interested in providing public comment, please come forward. since none come forward we'll close pub -- public comment. >> item no. 5. >> i just want to report on our m o u, there are funds providing puerto rico unit pursuant to an agreement to cover our cca cost and consultant cost. you have already approved that action. >> just want to remind the commission that your form 700 and sunshine are due by the end of next week. if they don't get it they are going to be assessing fines. please get your forms in or you will be
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paying fines. >> the deadline? >> friday. object form on that will fill out. >> we can open up for public comment. seeing none we'll go forward to next item. >> item no. 6, for public comment. seeing none come forward we'll close public comment. >> our next item? >> item no. 7, future agenda item. >> an opportunity to discuss any items that you would like to see this body work object on? okay. we will -- >> if i could, just in our last joint meetings i heard the issue of peer review and what i heard i want to confirm at our meeting is we can go ahead and have john who is under contract with us and has still money
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left under this contract to pursue that in looking at the l p i. contract and we'll put that under future agenda item. >> okay. we can go to public comment for future agenda item. and again seeing no one come we'll close comment. last item? >> the last item is an adjournment. >> we are adjourned. thank you very much. >> >> >> >>
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>> the weekly buzz, it is the last week of march mark your calendars because there is much to see this week in san francisco. this friday, march 29th comes to the museum for the season opening of friday night's young, each evening takes a unique scene tied in with the special exist and permanent collections, this week after hours art event changed every weeks and includes a mix of dance performance and lecture and more, walk in and experience all of the public
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programs for free. and after art night, come dance yourself into shape with a free outdoors zunba class, get a great work out at the sunset rec center and enjoy the great outdoors, the class begins at 11 and rsvp is required. also this sunday is a 72nd annual spring celebration and easter parade. this is not your average street far. this is fabulous with everything from roller blading, and slopes, come and join in on the fun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and that is the weekly buzz. for more information, on anything of these events, visit us at and while you are on the web, check us out on you tube and stroll through some of our original programs. see you guys next week.
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with its elegant rotunda, the reflecting waters of the sub rounding lagoon and fraying rant eucalyptus trees, special dates and memorable proposals. it is the perfect picnic spot to relax with that special someone by listening to water and fountain in the lagoon and gazing as the swans go gracefully by. beautiful to view from many locations along the lagoon and inside the columns is an ideal place to walk around with your
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loved one. the palace of fine arts is the most popular location in the city arts system. reservations for weddings and other events ar
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>> i have been a cable car grip for 21 years. i am a third generation. my grand farther and my dad worked over in green division for 27. i guess you could say it's blood. >> come on in. have a seat. hold on. i like it because i am standing up. i am outside without a roof over my head and i see all
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kinds of people. >> you catch up to people you know from the past. you know. went to school with. people that you work with at other jobs. military or something. kind of weird. it's a small word, you be. like i said, what do people do when they come to san francisco? they ride a cable car. >> california line starts in the financial district. people are coming down knobbhill. the cable car picks people up. takes them to work. >> there still is no other device to conquer these hills better than a cable car. nobody wanted to live up here because you had to climb up here. with the invention of the cable
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car, these hills became accessible. he watched horses be dragged to death. cable cars were invent in san francisco to solve the problem with it's unique, vertically challenged terrain. we are still using cars a century old >> the old cable car is the most unique thing, it's still going. it was a good design by then and is still now. if we don't do something now. it's going to be worse later. >> the cable cars are built the same as they were in the late 1800's. we use a modern machinery.
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we haven't changed a thing. it's just how we get there. >> it's a time consuming job. we go for the quality rather than the production. we take pride in our work and it shows in the end product. >> the california line is mostly locals. the commuters in the morning, i see a lot of the same people. we don't have as tourists. we are coming up to street to
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chinatown. since 1957, we are the only city in the world that runs cable cars. these cars right here are part of national parks system. in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go
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