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commission for up to three minutes at the time such item is called. is there anybody that wants to address the commission? sit down. seeing none, we'll go to item number two, review and approve the minutes of july 12th -- july 26th, august 9th and november 8th and having reviewed said minutes prior to the meeting we do not have the sufficient personnel here necessary to approve them. so -- >> july 26th we can. >> july 26th we can? that came under question that there was only three people here. oh, ok. all right. i'll have a motion then. >> motion to approve. >> second. >> second. >> call the roll. >> commissioner hyde? >> here. commission 234er joseph? aye. >> commissioner newman? >> aye. >> thank you for that. moving on to item number three,
reported the executive director and sound technician -- >> good evening, commissioners. i don't have a whole lot to report. it's been a couple of weeks and i've been out most of that time, out of the office, but i did want to remind you that we are involved with this event on the 29th of november. it's a joint mixer with the film commission and the entertainment commission and the grammy association at rebel again on the 29th of november from 6:00 to 9:00 so if anybody would like to calm. it's the first hopefully of many that we'll do to interact these creative communities and see what question make flower forward. other than that, do you want to talk about -- yes, you do.
it's your turn. >> sure. commissioners, i also don't have a lot for you tonight, one few high notes, one is, we had an incident at fluid about two weeks back that was a fight that started inside the venue that was pushed out on to the street and restarted which ended up kind of sliding into a full scale brawl. units were called in. and d altercation was broken up. unfortunately, two people were sent to the hospital, with nonlife threatening issues but pretty seriously beaten up. since that incident, myself and deputy director nicholas king looked into the issue, we've talked to both sfpd, managers and representatives of the
venue. the venue was violating their good neighborhood policy. and we updated their reviced security plan from fluid. and -- revised their security plan from fluid. one was how to deal with altercations meaning pushing both parties insued outside into the street is not the smartest thing to do and two, aparently, party buses, there's up to three party buses involved in the altercation that evening. and so we wanted an update on their policy, around party buses. they were going to no longer allow party buses at their venue. we'll continue to watch them and follow up on them to see if that is actually the case. officer mathias is here from central and he'll talk about some of the issues that have
happened in central station. one that i will bring up is the ambassador club which was an issue the club had with two patrons. security escorted the patrons out in the process one of the security guards was punched in the face, actually had his known broken. once they got patrons outside, it escalated to a threat of violence and coming back and shooting people and security and staff called sfpd, arrived on scene and took care of the situation. and i bring it up because it's an example of what should happen in that security they did their jobs, they es cored someone out of the venue and when they felt that it had escalated to eavepb more dangerous point, themselves and the public in general, they called the police and the police came and did their job and that's how -- that's what we've been advocating what we're talking about should happen. so that's why i bring it up.
that's about it. we're looking -- and if you're looking under the complaints that were currently following up on, you'll see there's a few in the rich mon, over the last month we've been able to -- we have a new permanent officer throughout and he's very interested in being proactive, so we've actually gotten some time on the struents with units and richmond. we've been able to do some good work out there. so that's about it. >> ok. thank you. i just want to inform for the next item, inform all the commissioners that officer mathias is not in trouble and been told to sit in the corner. police department comments and questions? >> good evening, commissioners -- >> you're not on.
>> hello. very good. >> good evening. steve mathias from central station. quickly go through a couple of different incidents that happened within the last two weeks. november 13, a wallet was stolen from a purse. november 12th at the bubble lounge, 714 montgomery street assault with an aggravated weapon. a patron was denied entrance. he later came through the correct door and attacked the bartender from behind punching him in the back of the head and throwing an object at him. he was arrested. at beso november 20th at 2:15, victim left vesle and was walking over on stom stockton and bush and he was a victim of a strong arm robbery. unknown if he was followed from vesle. advantage, we've talked about
that. i won't go into that any further. the last one was assault aggravated with a gun. this is a weird one. we're still looking into this. i was talking to vage about it. it happened at 46 gary in front of lot 46. it was about 1:15. two officers were going north bound on curny street near gary. and they saw this guy running in the middle of the street. they stopped him and he said he had been shot in the back of his head. he had blood in the back of his head. they called for an ambulance. they went in front of lot 46. they didn't see anything. he was taken to the hospital and they found as they put it -- the victim said that he -- he was breaking up a fight and he felt a hard object hit the back of his head. he turned and saw a lady with a hand gun. the victim then ran away. it was determined at the hospital the victim was not shot.
he sustained a right angle laceration to the back of his head. so most likely it was pistol whipped or hit with the back of the gun. vage has contacted lot 46 and is looking into that. and we have our inspector's bureau looking into that as well. questions or comments? >> commissioners? >> no. great. thank you. >> have a great thanksgiving. item number five hearing a possible action regardsing existing permits in the jurisdiction entertainment commission. item eight, 1525 mission, amendment to the place of entertainment permit. nick? >> the applicant has asked that it would be continued through december 13th. >> ok. this is the one right down here where they had the issues of planning -- >> are they still working on that? they're still working on it. it's almost resolved.
>> ok. do we have to take a vote on that or just continue it? [inaudible] >> a motion? >> i move based on the applicant's request to continue this item. >> second. >> commissioner? >> aye. >> commissioner joseph? >> aye. commissioner newman? >> aye. >> item number six, comments or questions. >> i just wish everybody a happy thanksgiving, gobble, gobble. >> so i just wanted to say that we had another meeting of the broadway ad hoc. thank you for all the speakers and people who showed up especially the neighbors. i think it went pretty well. i mean, i got a lot of information out of it. i hope everyone else did. also i -- at this meeting a lot
of complaints about the party buses came up. so i took the initiative to contact senator leno as well as david chiu's office and i've gotten responses that we will be looking into these party buses and see what we can do about their reign of terror. so -- i think that's it. >> ok. well, thank you for delving into all these issues. i know we hear repeatedly that for years knew the party buses have been a major problem. so i appreciate your efforts to see if we can curtail that. ok. item number seven, new business requests for future agenda items. we have any? >> yes. >> ok. >> one i was wondering if the western task force was scheduled to come in december to speak. and the second one was that i think the broadway ad hoc would
like to present at the first meeting in january. >> i have no problem with that. ok. ms. cain if you'd schedule that. and anybody else? before we recess this meeting, i'd like to inform the public that the december 27th meet willing be canceled. that concludes the entertainment commission's november 22nd meeting and thank you for coming. and have a great thanksgiving.
there is our relationship to the planet. these regions are the wealthiest, the most powerful. that really has impacted the planet. it is almost impossible now to go anywhere and had it really be completely dark. there are very few locations that you can find. that means our relationship to the sky, there is a way where we dominate the sky. we cannot see anything really. we are blinding ourselves in a way. >> you can look at the images,
they are beautiful. when i started four years ago, there was a conversation about environmental issues that was very different. this is not being talked about in the way it is now. . this has just been like an amazing growth. i anticipate the project to be something that opens a dialogue to public interest in these ideas. so the work is really made to be seen in this environment. it's been show in museum, in gallery, but never in a public setting. and it's kind of ideal for both
myself and the works to have this real dialogue with the public not only in san francisco but people coming from all over the world. >> since the dawn of electricity, that light is something that people feel connected to and inspired by. personally, there is space to keep that alive, just finding balance. the key is to find some balance.
screen. you get the traffic for the streets the number of crimes for a police district in a period of time. if the idea of combining the different layerce of information and stacking them on top of each other to present to the public. >> other types of gis are web based mapping systems. like google earth, yahoo maps. microsoft. those are examples of on line mapping systems that can be used to find businesses or get driving directions or check on traffic conditions. all digital maps. >> gis is used in the city of san francisco to better support what departments do. >> you imagine all the various elements of a city including parcels and the critical
infrastructure where the storm drains are. the city access like the traffic lights and fire hydrants. anything you is represent in a geo graphic space with be stored for retrieval and analysis. >> the department of public works they maintain what goes on in the right-of-way, looking to dig up the streets to put in a pipe. with the permit. with mapping you click on the map, click on the street and up will come up the nchgz that will help them make a decision. currently available is sf parcel the assessor's application. you can go to the assessor's website and bring up a map of
san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get nchldz like your supervisor or who your supervisor is. the nearest public facility. and through the sf applications we support from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. you can drill down in the neighborhood and get where the newest hospital or police or fire station. >> we are positive about gis not only people access it in the office but from home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the
large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. some say a map
>> thank you. let's hear it for the band. [applause] >> thank you. let's hear it for the band. [applause] welcome, everybody. once again, i have the honor of being your master of ceremonies for the annual lighting of the snowflakes on market street. great event. i love being part of it. good to have you with us. i should point out that we just saw a spectacular light show under the dome over west field center. you probably have not seen it because we are the first to see it. you should get over there and see it during your holiday shopping. tonight, we have the dancing snowflakes from the san
francisco ballet school. they are currently preparing for the annual performances of the "nutcracker" at the san francisco opera house. here's something you may or may not know -- san francisco was the first city in the country to premiere the "nutcracker" in 1944. the san francisco ballet is america's first professional ballet company. how about that? [applause] in a few minutes, we will have the snowflake lighting, but first, i want to bring up to say a few words someone who has been instrumental in putting this event together. he is the director of the department of public works here in san francisco. [applause] >> thank you all for coming out. we are very happy to join all the businesses along with all the other city agencies to continue to improve and improve the quality of market street. four years in a row, we have been adding a few blocks in a
time, and step-by-step, we will get all the way to the castro. i am very happy for this event, and i look forward to all the lights coming on. happy holidays. >> don't you love short speeches? i did the best? another instrumental person in putting this together is the public facilities commissioner. >> thank you. this will be short also. we do the street lights in san francisco. it is wonderful to join downtown and like the street up and be part of the community. it is great. hetch hetchy green power lighting up the street. have a wonderful holiday. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. now, joining us i think for the first time for this event is mayor ed lee. mayor lee: thank you. i will be short, too, because i am.
happy holidays, everybody. i want to especially thank these beautiful snowflakes. aren't they wonderful? i wanted to be on time because i know i have a lot more closing than they do. i wanted that iqbal dpw and our puc director -- i wanted to thank our dpw and puc directors. we have increased this netflix by an additional 20. there's a total of 162 snowflakes on our wonderful market street. we have some 81 leptos that are covered. we're going to continue expanding this every year we get more participation. i want to especially thank market street as well. we also want to signal that we are seeing changes along our market street happened. this is a commitment that i have made.
not only the campaign, well before running for this mayor ship, i was proud to participate in all the changes the former mayor did to signal that we want our businesses here on market street as well. you are going to see in the next few months twitter. you're going to see zendesk. you are going to see burning man come aboard. the companies we have asked not only to start here but to stay and grow. all these wonderful companies creating fantastic jobs will join the events we have all along our great market street. you will see united nations plaza with its wonderful market parts -- arts festival starting out through mid december and there will be joined by so many events. i want to thank everyone for coming tonight. spencer, with that, are we ready? are we ready for a count of? >> i think we are ready.
we want all of you for joining us. i want to thank the participants once more because once we do the countdown, you may not be able to see them. thank you very much. we are going to start the countdown. are you ready to join us? >> 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 >> like the snowflakes -- light these netflix. >> here we go. [applause] >> happy holidays, everybody. -- light the snowflakes.