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. but city departments did not want to investigate inconsistencies that might reflect poorly on them. we sent them through expensive processes. clearly this permit process has been very inconsistent.
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>> thank you, colleagues. any questions to the parties who have been part of the hearing? if not, this hearing has been conducted, and item 4 is closed. >> thank you, and i want to bring this up to the parties of interest, and i want to thank the members of the public who live in my district and district 94 coming to speak on this -- district 9 for coming to this. at the end of the day, the
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question before us is whether or not there is a basis to grant the appeal and reverse the categorical exemption brought by the planning department, and having reviewed the materials, having listened carefully to each side, including the comments and report from the planning department, i personally do not believe there is a basis to grant this repeal for the reasons outlined in the response to the appeal, i believe we should affirmed the findings of the planning department, specifically the application that is an issue.
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it is not final, dense -- and the permit has been determined to be exempted from further environmental review curio -- review. i would move that we table items 6 and 7 and that we approve item five of the agenda. >> second. >> can we take roll-call votes. [: votes -- calling votes]
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>> there are 11 ayes. >> the motion passes. >> i asked that we can re-refer a number of us back to roll call. i understand there are a number of colleagues that wish to make quick presentations. if you wish to be referred back to roll call. >> it says it is gone. i was not speaking in to itch. -- into it. i am making a request for a bed of the hearing. this is an issue across san francisco, anywhere from low
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income housing to hotels, and there are a number of outbreaks, mainly because they automatically track the infestations because of the type of and bugs involved. i do want to acknowledge the number of advocates that have been working on this with the board, including supervisor daly and walker, who is also an active community leader, and i really look forward to working with her on this issue. >> item also calling a hearing on south of market -- i am also calling a hearing on south of market as well. >> i would like to announce the committee assignment for 2011.
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i want to thank you all for the conversations we have had. a native of these committees reflect the need and we have for an unprecedented collaboration during a time of transition with the challenges we are facing regarding budget deficit, local economy, and many challenges we are facing. i think it is important we have a structure that allows us to work together as well as we karen. i have just circled a letter to our clerk. i am pleased with the following assignments. our chair will be supervisor chu. the third member will be supervisor came, and starting on march 1, the temporary members will include supervisor wiener and myself. this will be chaired by
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supervisor avalos, and supervisor elsbernd will be the third member of that committee. supervisor: will serve as share along with supervisor avalos -- supervisor cohen will share along with supervisor avalos -- chair along with supervisor avalos. plan to use, supervisor cohen will serve second. at our rules committee, supervisor came will serve as a share. supervisor elsbernd will serve as vice share -- chair.
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these committee assignments will be effective as of thursday. next week we do not have a board meeting. the first meetings will occur the week of the 24th. my office will meet to determine the weekly schedule so we can ensure an orderly flow of meetings during the week, and i want to thank you for this conversation. why don't we move to our adoption calendar, as items 12 through 14 are for immediate adoption. these will be enacted with a single roll call vote. >> would anyone like to sever any of these items? if we could take a roll call vote. >> [calling folks -- votes]
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there are 11 ayes. are there any in memoriams for today? >> it will be adjourned on behalf of supervisor mirkarimi. on behalf of supervisor elsbernd for the late john kroll. on behalf of president chiu, for the victims from the tucson arizona shooting.
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>> is there any more business in front of the board to dave herman -- in front of the board thomas boar -- board? >> that includes the items. >> we are adjourned.
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>> many people are not aware of this building was built in 1936. as a board to preserve the history and make the students aware of that history. the partnering between sfmoma and the arts commission means they will be more aware of the artwork that we have here, the
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artists that painted a, and the history behind this itself. >> students came from george washington, and it was wonderful to have them on a panel. people from the school board, those who have been painting for years, some conservative errors from the getty. to have them tell us about the works of their school was important. it represents african-american artists to during the 20's and 30's used an incredible body of work. it is one of the most incredible works of art in the city, bar none. it is a huge mural of incredible works. >> the san francisco civic arts collection has been in existence since the turn of the century. it consists of everything from
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monument to golden gate park to market street, other works in the collection, from the wpa era, the quite tower, the works from the george washington high school. we have the contemporary education, where they depict some of the vocational arts that were taught at george washington high school. what is interesting is the artist's and corp. of some of the -- incorporation of some of the architectural elements. they used the speaker from the p a system as part of the design. on the opposite side of the library, we have a large fresco which depicts the academic subjects that were taught at the time. it serves as a foil to the other fresco in the library, we have academic subjects on one side, vocational subjects on the other, and result is the concept
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of a well-rounded education. additionally, what we plan to do is the academy of hospitality and tourism will be part of, so the students can share with other students, faculty, the neighborhood, and others to come by and what to look to the artwork we have. >> by working with the students, we hope to raise awareness of the collection and foster stewardship. we brought diego rivera to the city. i think the wpa art work is characterized by stylized robustness and a pervasive occupation with a historical.
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in this panel, we have a depiction of george washington moving west. what is interesting about it is the image of lewis and clark here is in black and white, something that is occurring in the future, painted as though it was in the past. what is interesting about it is the very obvious conclusion of slavery. the number of students were expressing unease around some of the themes. the additional mural would be placed in the school, one with more positive representation of the student body. in 1974, they completed three panels that were placed in the library -- in the lobby. they depict native, latino, asian american, and african- american heritage and culture.
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>> that artist was talking about the history coming alive. that is what we want for the students here. i also think they might share that with past alumni and the community, so they could no the treasure that we have here in the schools. many people have the same experience i did when i first walked into this building three years ago, being the new principal. the grandeur of these murals is fantastic. many of the students who have come here have come here and are very proud of these murals. they're so happy that they're still here and are being preserved. >> to learn more about the civic art collection, visit a tax cut during the meeting -- text
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during the meeting. >> call to order. item number two, approval of the minutes of the december 14, 2010 meeting. >> public comments? are there any? item number four, executive session. >> all those in favor? >> second. aye.
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[inaudible] >> vote for executive session dempsten? >> those in favor? aye. any opposed? >> move not to disclose the items discussed in executive session. >> aye. >> item #6. please be advised that the ringing in use of cell phones,
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pagers, and similar sound producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. the chairman order the removal from the meeting room and the person responsible for the ringing of a cell phone or similar sound producing device. please be advised that a member of the public has up to three minutes to make permanent public comments on each agenda item. item 7a. >> i would like to open the floor for the nomination of port commission president. >> i would like to nominate kimberly brandon. >> are there any other nominations? the nominations for board commission president -- port commission president is now closed. >> congratulations. [laughter]
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>> that was quick. >> thank you. >> we have to vote. >> those in favor? any opposed? hearing no opposition, by support it as unanimous. i would like to thank you for your continued support. last year was a wonderful year for the port. we had a lot of changes and i think there will be even more this year with the america cup. maybe the giants will win the world series again. we look forward to more revenue, there is so much going on. i am just happy to be a part of it. i am happy to serve on the commission. thank you for your support. i would like to open up nomination for port commission vice-president. are there any nominations? >> ann lazarus.
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>> i would second that. are there any other nominations? are there any other nominations? hearing none, let's vote. >> aye. an ny opposed? congratulations. >> i look forward to working with you, madam president, and our soul other commission member. [laughter] anyways, i second everything the board commission -- port commission president just said. thank you. >> item 7 b, executive
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directors report. >> good afternoon. thank you for joining us today. thank you very much for being willing to take on the role as officer. this is a fantastic thing. we have had it now once before. i was commenting to someone else earlier, there are 85 public ports in the united states and there are not 85 women in officer positions at those ports. we are proud to have you as our leadership. it will be an exciting time. we have a lot of work ahead of us and thank you for being willing to serve. i look forward to seeing two bodies in this empty chairs someday soon, i hope. coming up will be our budget items that will come to you next month. the ideal is that we can have all five of you in those chairs. i have a couple of items on the executive director's report today. the first is a very prestigious
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one. the environmental protection agency has announced that ito center at heron's head park as being recognized for bringing environmental justice and education into neighborhoods. the partnership being awarded here is the literacy for environmental justice award, as well as the city and county of san francisco through the department of the environment and the port itself, and the state of california through coastal conservancy with industry partners. i would like to acknowledge maleek, pamela, as well as the chairwoman overact pledge for their incredible work in putting
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together the application for the award. so, i would like to say a little bit about what this board is. these awards are made to recognize partnerships of governments, nonprofit, an industry that address local concerns and it -- and result in something positive. you may recall that the ecocenter is the only environmental justice center in the bay area. it is a very popular one and is 100% of the grid. we are very proud of it. it has taken 10 years in the making, right? to get to this era. i might say that this would be one of the greatest spots to watch the america's cup in 2013. and hopefully it will be a very popular and become very well now as a result.
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what else do i want to say? off the grid, as i mentioned. renewable energy, pollution, greenhouse gas production -- reduction. it has been a terrific partnership for all of us, funded with coastal conservancy money and with the lease from the port of san francisco. we are all extremely proud and numerous departments have become off the grid, including the department of public health and san francisco public utilities commission. this is really a great effort and congratulations to them for winning such a prestigious award. we wish them well.
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next is the news we have all been awaiting, the response to the pier 70 waterfront site rfq. as you recall, the request is for a 25 acre site at pier 70. we received six responses. fantastic news. the mission bay development group, san francisco waterfront partners, tmg partners, and the san francisco medical center. we have a lot of very interesting and qualified teams. the job of the panel is to make sure that they are qualified proposals. i am very happy to see so many of our local partner showing interest in what is such an incredible sight. a great view in place for the
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america's cup. again, we offer this competitive solicitation after we did our years of community processing. now they will be going to and auguste body to review and we hope to come back either in the late february or early march meeting. does that sound good to you, kathleen? equally exciting as the pending 40 anniversary of the san francisco heritage. today we have with us mark dealer, the executive director, who has brought an example of their cell laboratory work. most appropriately entitled port city. an amazing piece of work that reminds us all of the fact that there was a port, then there was a city. that we really are a very
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integrated part of the city's heritage in many ways. like -- sorry, mark -- i am married to him like, got to get that right. in august 2010 he was appointed as executive director, moving here from the los angeles conservancy where he led the organization's advocacy program. he was successful in the preservation of historic resources in the port of los angeles. thank you for doing that. he is a regional attorney for the national historic western office and is on the board of trustees for the california foundation since 2006 and has published two publications on their behalf. award winning design solutions and what is in it for you. he has his from the santa clara
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university of lot and has come to our fine city to lead an organization that is very important point in history. one of the most interesting things i have found so far in the book is the point where the port was influential in the city. equally important was the court's role or the role of our partners in the rebuilding of the city after the 1906 earthquake. a very intriguing book. thank you for taking it on. >> nice to meet you as well as the commissioners. this is really a homecoming for me. before the los angeles conservancy i was at the office here in san francisco for eight years. i am delighted to be back working with the port and working with the port and throughout the city, it is a