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already been public comment on an item, that is not appropriate subject matter to general public comment. for example, we already have a public comment on the occupy sf resolution, although if people want to comment more generally on occupy sf, that is appropriate. >> salaam. [speaking arabic]
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ladies and gentlemen, last wednesday, we used to have an arabian party here in the city hall. our mayor, our former our future sheriff, thank you. i would like to thank you for the courage to show us and share with us. i would like to tell you that we always respect you. you see here the woman who created a nice party we have. it was one night for 1001 nice we had last week here.
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we see for the first time each arabian flag was hung here in the city hall. gavin newsom, when he had a party for the irish, he refused to let me and my people put up our flag. he let us put it at 5:00. now, where is it? i want him to move for my city. share with us and love us. we never forgot what you did. i would like to tell you please do not forget that next tuesday we are going to vote. which one is a going to be?
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our mayor deserves to have this vote. thank you, each one of you. look at our arabian flag. president chiu: i should also mention there is not to be in the electioneering or campaigning within the board chambers. if you could please abide by that, that would be appreciated. thank you. next speaker. >> thank you for that reminder. stop the corporate rate of the public library. do not give or accept money from the friends of foundation. this is not really about the library. this is about what happens to our institutions when they are run by our increasingly private partnership. the public library is presumed to be the most democratic of our institutions, and it is involved with the right of the public to
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be informed, which is essential to any exercise of democracy. for that reason, it is crucial to understand the public library is the worst example of what happens in our institutions when the purpose becomes too maintain -- becomes to maintain class barriers. there is no accountability for the private money that is raised for it. there is no accountability for where that money goes. there is no accountability for the ethics and sunshine violations that allow them to operate with impunity and in secret. there is just enough money and just enough democracy left so that the corruption and diversion of public benefits to private benefits has been exposed. but there have been no repercussions. city hall itself is enslaved by private money.
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are you prepared to commit a city hall where the citizens cannot criticize the corporations, because the corporations paid for the chairs? not only is that what they do in the library, but they say so to your face. increasingly, bureaucrats and corporate interests see themselves as the only ones in the lifeboat, and the only ethics is lifeboat ethics. but the city cannot be run that way. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i want to show you a picture of my mother. she worked for the city as a meter maid for 10 years, and as a gardener in the san francisco zoo, gray summary -- grace murray. this is her in 1972. i sure miss her.
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thank you. ♪ i feel the set -- the civic center wind blow by city hall it calls your name this city's dawning the budget is spawning you know how i feel you know i wish you had the tv show "tjhhe view" and a tv movie shows too the city would be worth living if you had better things too i can't stop loving city you and president chiu what happened to the city i
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knew? we can think about yesterday's and where it might be again but i can't stop loving city you and tell me what what happened to the city that i grew and i was going here, -- was born here, too and i can't stop loving city you ♪ president chiu: next speaker, please. >> i just wanted to thank supervisor weiner for reaffirming that the role of police officers is not to protect the rights and safety of human beings, but of property.
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thank you. >> my name is michael goldman. i want to thank the board of supervisors for passing the resolution supporting occupy sf. for the supervisors who did not vote for the resolution, there needs to be some understanding of public right of assembly. president chiu: as i mentioned before, we cannot talk about issues we already discussed, but if you want to speak about occupy sf, that is ok. >> can i speak about public assembly? president chiu: yes. >> de public rights of way are reserved for public assembly since time immemorial. there are court cases which point to that. i hope in the future that all members of this board and the city government will respect the public right of assembly. it is what government itself comes from. thank you. president chiu: thank you.
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next speaker. >> thank you for speaking about that. that was my first point, the right to assembly. what i was going to speak about is the real importance of this is a public forum for people's voices to be heard. i think a lot of people have really seen that in occupy sf. various citigroup says an individual -- various city groups and individuals have offered us office spaces, labor, and more. we ask you to assist us in meeting people's needs of healthy wholefoods, sanitary living, health care, and a space to participate. i would like to see this become a model of how people can live happily with each other and with the earth. i know it is possible and we can do it. please allow us to build a better world.
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if you wish to help us, we welcome your energy, presence, contributions, and input. we can make san francisco a beautiful and desirable place for all people to live, and provides solutions to the problems this city and the world face. if you want to contact me directly, it is rootsrhisin or you can visit me at the plaza, where i have been living. we asked for access to land to grow healthy food and medicine, and the ability to teach ourselves skills and concepts in classrooms and other public forums. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors.
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we certainly live in interesting times. i am here to speak broadly about medical cannabis and concerns that need to stop falling throughout the cracks. this concerns mentally ill and disabled patients who do not receive enough services through the existing agencies, in some cases because of workload, in some cases because of other interests. we need to insure safety. the only way to do that is make sure that each facility helping patients is not leaving anyone disenfranchised, is not going just buy the books, but by the book. proposition 215 was not conceived as a shadow law to be used for other people to have their way with our medicinal rights. i beg to this august body to keep that in mind, to try to
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instill non-profit as a basis for medical cannabis facilities in this city. maybe work with getting a community center, so we can handle all aspects of this very worthwhile subject. thank you all for being courageous. i love you. have a good day. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, president and supervisors. i dropped by to pay my property tax. i might as well come up to the supervisors' office. my name is joyce. i live in the excelsior district. i did go to the senior action network senior summit about two
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weeks ago. we were broken up into different areas, according to interest. i went to the one for affordable housing for seniors. the facilitator, who is a social worker, was telling us -- the previous executive director said back when she was the head of senior action housing coalition, they needed 10,000 senior housing units. that was for seniors alone. i went also, to the mercy housing workshop on affordable housing. that is just for seniors. but does not include war veterans or people with mental illness. back to the senior summit, in our meeting for affordable housing, we had a neat idea. habitat for humanity helps people build housing, or rebuild
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housing. why can't we get 30,000 people housed in san francisco? we could pay them, maybe from people like buffett and states. maybe micra financing. think of creative ways to get people into housing. that was our creative idea. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> overhead, please. president chiu: if you put something on it, the overhead will come up shortly. there it is. if it is possible to assist him with the microphone? perfect. >> we have been here a couple of weeks now, at 18th and mission. i have been trying to use this as a reference point for noise. it is a brutally beautiful, a
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brutal example of where the city is going. it is 3 years old and pumps a lot of noise about. it is like a niagara falls event. i am going to go from something over the top to something under the bottom. over at third and townsend, the old borders, up a block from willie mays plaza. there is a couple walking right here. they are not even aware of the noise coming out of the garage and the event of but the top. it is a continual noise. the best time to hear it is at 2:00 in the morning, 3:00 in the morning. continual noise. what does it dumped on but another building across the street -- new housing?
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we can do better. wrong direction. the noise in this is kind of like a theater, a live stage. they turn the lights off after a play is over. they put a lamp with a bare bulb on the center stage. it lights up the entire theater. that is what you get here. we can do better. "the new yorker," october 17, they have an article on steve jobs. his defining quality was perfectionism. the development of the mcintosh took more than three years because of his obsession with details. he nixed the idea of a internal -- of an internal fan because he thought it was noisy and clumsy. he would agree here. president chiu: thank you. next speaker.
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>> good afternoon, supervisors, members of the public. a beautiful day we are having here in san francisco, november 1. quite a beautiful time in san francisco's history, as well as the elections coming up. it is a poignant moment in san francisco history. it should be noted that a number of attorneys are running for the office of mayor. and there are a number of attorneys sitting on the board of supervisors. it is kind of ironic to me that we need attorneys to represent the public and what the public needs and wants.
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and it is blatantly obvious there is something going on when we have so many attorneys involved in san francisco politics. what is the reason behind that? usually, when you are trying to do something you should not be doing, you need an attorney. or when you have done something you should not have done, you need an attorney. that goes to the heart of what san francisco politics is about, which is violating the rights of people that were previously here to accommodate people that want to be here. case in point, golden gate stables was closed with an ordinance by this chamber, saying it would reopen in the most efficient manner possible.
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here we are, 10 years later, voting for a mayor, with no equestrian center open. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> i am a representative from district 6. 99.5% of the residents of our city our guests find some sort of legal housing to sleep under. there is no reason we cannot push that to 99.9%, which was the norm before homelessness became a problem and identifiable issue in the late 70's and earlier 80's. there are ideologue to "notions and detached, abstract beliefs -- their art in the logic -- there are ideological notions
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and detached, and toward beliefs. but we need mathematics. we pay over $2 billion to health care every year. a medical savings account is a drop in the bucket. it would have an economically on measurable effect by any tools we have to measure it today. -- and president chiu: thank you. the next speaker. next speaker for writ -- next speaker. >> yes. i will be filing to have my papers deemed timely in san francisco.
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i have to the up and lost my baran this assault from the s.f. deede. you could hear the heart wrenching torture. me being hurt. >> york or to get up or i'm going to force you. >> i cannot walk. if you force me, you will be back during me. you are battering me already. >> i was injured and i was hospitalized for hours after this incident. >> and get up. >> [screams] >> and you broke my arm.
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>> i have been discriminated in my recovery and as a citizen of the united states. these officers were told of was a campaigner. many supervisors before you have been told of the unfairness of this city. i am a viable candidate to be able to be protected under our laws. to come before you for protection and full recovery and i have not been given any opportunity to participate. president chiu: thank you very much. thank you very much.
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thank you very much. thank you very much. if you could please turn that off. thank you, ma'am. next speaker, please. next speaker police. thank you very much. >> good afternoon. i am the executive director of the library users association. i like to talk with you about the library's plan to snuff out every square inch of the vernal heights mural, which includes many things, including the history of vernal heights. in august 2009, a library commission proved to compromise about the murals, which would preserve the front and replace the sides by a community
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process. this was passed by resolution of the library commission and sent to the visual arts commission which approved it and send it to the full arts commission in november of 2009. there was going to be a consent of item approval with no discussion was pulled. in the minutes of the library commission, there was nothing that showed what the city librarian role was in the polling. according to the arts commission, it was the city librarian who requested that no action be taken. there was not authorization from this from the library commission and no reporting of what he did after he did it, according to library commission minutes. 1.5 years later, the item appeared again in the library commission agenda. there was no mention of mural in the agenda and absolutely no
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mention of a brand new plan to do the opposite of what had previously been agreed to, to eradicate the mural. vernal heights branch library artwork project -- the libraries attempt to snuff out vernal heights branch library mural should be stopped and the mural save and restore. the process was dreadful. thank you. president chiu: to any other members of the public which to speak in general public comment? seeing none, general public, has ended. why don't we go to our adoption calendar? >> items 32-36 are being considered for unanimous adoption without committee reference. these will be enacted on by a single roll call vote.
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president chiu: would anyone like to sever any of these items? roll-call vote on items 32-36. supervisor farrell: aye. supervisor kim: aye. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor mirkarimi: aye. supervisor wiener: aye. supervisor avalos: aye. supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. >> there are 11 ayes. president chiu: these resolutions are approved and adopted. it is now 4:05. let's go back to items 11-13. >> item level is a motion approving the decisions of the planning commission approving the conditional use authorization at 4141 geary
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boulevard. item 12 is a disapproving planning commission decision related to the continual -- to the additional use authorization. item 13 is a preparation of findings related to the conditional use authorization. >> the top talents are many parents and those who live very close to the hospital building that is between fifth and sixth avenues and kiri -- and geary. i want to think the project sponsor for making independent offers for eight studies. i also wanted to get here -- you think the project sponsor for
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making sure that our office was given information whenever we had questions. i also want to thank jacqueline and the hundreds of neighbors that live within a 500-foot radius of the site. plus hundreds more that are on the edges that have significant concerns about the project. that was one of the reasons why i felt that the project is not looked at very highly by many of the residents around it. i also looked very carefully at russ bengston's radio report that reported the service gaps and the lack of the capacity and the three-page memo that we had as exhibit c