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that will be one of the controlling mechanisms, the size of the tent. and it will certainly be free and open to the public. over the next few weeks, we will be working on developing a security plan that will allow for people to gain access to the site, an appropriate amount of people. i think that is a conversation we look forward to having with the police department. and should it be a tent facility, we will work with the fire department to make sure we are in compliance with code and make sure we're moving forward with a safe event. commissioner bonilla: yes, my main concern is that, because of the popularity of this event, we may say and anticipate that 8000 people will go, but the popularity of this type of event and the individual that we
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are honoring may create a situation where we have a lot more attendance that we planned for, and that may cause problems for us. so i want to make sure that we really do get a good handle on that participation. >> we absolutely share that concern, and i think we have begun talking about a few various techniques to mitigate that. that is sending we will be paying a lot of attention to over the next few weeks. commissioner buell: commissioner bonilla raises some very valid points. we will keep the commission apprised of how this is moving. >> i think we could offer an update on the planning at the operations committee meeting. and a final update, if necessary, on february 16.
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the family and the event producers -- obviously, this is a very emotional thing for them. they wanted to do something that was civic. there was a memorial for mr. hellman that was, although widely attended, it was a private memorial. this was an attempt to celebrate his life. they understand some of the occupancy restraints, and i think they're working on some strategies, including live streaming and other techniques to monitor attendance. commissioner buell: given the fact that the private service was overflowing as well, i think it is an indication that the sentiment of the community around that extraordinary man. thank you. >> any public comment on this item? please come forward. >> good morning, commissioners, general manager.
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i thought i would come over this morning after thinking about mr. f. warren hellman after all the people talking highly of him. the mere thought highly of him. others talked very highly of him. hear i am, just try to talk a little bit about him. i never met him in person, but i had assignments were i would be on the drug task force, the mayor's office, and know about the free clinic. i was one of the students at uc berkeley, participated in drug abuse seminars training speed up that is why i kind of like the part about the free clinic, and being a native san franciscan, for a long time we have excessive amounts of drug problems in the county. i wanted to make note of mr. warren hellman's contribution to such a free clinic.
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another clinical aspect is, i do not think that he is going to be remembered too much in a few years, so i was thinking maybe we can try to bring up something that has to do with his character. things like horseback, equestrian. when you had the name changed to hollow, and right away and thought about washington irving, sleepy hollow, i thought that somewhere along the line, we should be able to direct a very nice memorial for him, such as a horseman or have a plaque, something like that, because he contributed so much to the county of san francisco. with that said, i do not know whether or not it is doable. then i was playing a little bit on, would it be a headless horseman? [laughs]
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that was in washington irving. with the second, thank you for listening to my comments. >> is there anyone else who would like to make public comment on this item? being none, public comment is closed. commissioner buell: entertain a motion? >> so moved. >> i want to make sure we approve any and all necessary road closures. a friendly amendment to the motion. but i will second it. commissioner buell: all those in favor? unanimous. >> thank you. we are now on item 13, general public comment continue. i have one card, bill carlin. >> commissioners, good morning. mr. president, vice president, congratulations on your election. i have come today to tell you
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some of the things that have been going on in a mclaren park over the past two weeks. two weeks ago to become one of the employees was served with a ticket which involved a $1,000 fine. the employee exploded and turned up at mclaren park at 10:00 in the morning in a fury and in pajamas. there was a lot of yelling, shouting, name-calling, and accusations. there were threats, including threats to life. the police were called. this employee does not want to accept responsibility for her own actions and accused of the people of causing the problem of talking. the crime was not that the law was broken. the crime was that the crime was found out. there is a perception in the area and among park users that this employee is close to the area manager. this would explain the cover-up which followed immediately. the local supervisor began a process of rooting out anybody
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who was accused of talking. if you were accused, you are guilty and dealt with accordingly. one gardiner is being transferred out of the park, and one volunteered that has been working in the maintenance yard for two and half years, at the root quest of rec and park, was ordered to not return under the threat of arrest. san francisco animal care and control, san francisco animal welfare commission, and the san francisco spca try to protect the project on which she had been working, but the local supervisor just broke it up and seriously damaged the project. so it stands. the lawbreaker has been shouldered but not vindicated, and the innocent have been punished. commissioners, i have come to suggest, through management, to the general manager, that one way to avoid such further incidents is to nip it in the bud.
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replace the area manager. i have known him for many years and have gotten along with them, but i think his authority has been compromised. that is one of the serious basis of all that has been going on in the park. the area manager is not part of the solution. please remit -- replace the area manager. thank you. commissioner buell: i would like to ask the general manager if we can get a report on this from his perspective privately in the future days or weeks. >> please come forward, richard. >> good morning again. i recently tried to address the issue of what animal " -- animal control welfare has done and the humane acquisition program, so what i am trying to look ahead is a the same type of issue.
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i spoke of at the last commission. that it would be adopt versus a breeding. the commission has been talking about the sophistications, but one thing i never got too much of is, what are you going to do with the problem in san francisco county? to many animals, over excessive, that type of language. too many dogs, too many cats. so addressing the issue, they tried to speak with the commissioner, who is an officer with the dogs. he wanted to focus more on the problem, rather than just reading -- breeding mills. i wanted to try to bring in
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bringrule were there would be only one litter allowed. i wanted to let the people know that that is the approach that they will try to take at acwc, the one litter rule, and there would be facing directly the problem of the access of dogs and cats. and we're having a lot a problem at the parks. commissioner buell: thank you. >> is there any other general public comment? being none, public comment is closed. we're on item 14, commissioners matters. commissioners? any public comment? being none, public comment is closed. i-215 is new business, agenda setting. is there any public comment? being none, public comment is closed. item 16 is communications. is there any public comment?
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being none, public comment is closed. we're on item 17, adjournment. commissioner buell: i would like to remind the commission that if we could just have a short moment of silence in remembering a true friend and adjourn in her honor. >> thank you very much. motion to adjourn. all those in favor? >> aye.
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president goh: good evening and welcome to the january 18, 2012 meeting of the board of appeals. the presiding officer is president can no go. joining her is vice-president garcia, commissioner fong, and commissioner wind. i won a seat on the board is vacant. the board may hold a meeting where there is a vacancy. in such instances, the board may
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overrule the action of a department by a vote of three members. we are joined tonight by deputy city attorney barnes, who will provide the board with any needed legal advice. we are also joined by representatives from some of the city departments that have cases before the board this evening. scott sanchez is here. also represented the planning department and planning commission. the senior building inspector is here. a representative from the bureau of urban forestry and a representative of the public works division of st. use and mapping is also here. at this time, if you could go over the board's meeting guidelines. >> the board requests that you turn off all phones or pagers so they will not disturb the procedures. carry on conversations in the hallway. the board's rules of
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presentation are as follows, appellants, permit holders, and department representatives have three minutes to present their cases and three minutes for rebuttals. people affiliated with these parties must include their comments in these periods. members or not affiliated have up to 3 minutes to address the board with no rebuttal. to assist the board in the actor preparation of minutes, members of the public who wish to speak on an item are asked, but not required, to submit a speaker or business card when you come to the podium. speaker cards and hence are available on the left side of the podium. the board welcomes your comments and suggestions. there are customer satisfaction or on the left side of the podium as well. if you have questions about requesting a rehearing, please speak to staff during the break. or call the office tomorrow morning. the office is located at 1650
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mission street. this meeting is broadcast live on san francisco government in television, cable channel 78, and a dvd of this meeting is available for purchase directly from asset dtb. had you for your attention. at this point in time, we will conduct our swearing in processing. if you intend to testify in any of our hearings, he's stand, raise your right hand, and say "i do have" after you have been sworn in or offered. any member of the public may speed without taking this both pursuant to the sunshine ordinance in the administrative code. thank you. if you intend to speak, please stand and raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear and affirm the testimony you're about to
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give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? >> thank you. president goh and commissioners, we have one housekeeping item. item number 10, the parties have requested a rescheduling to february 8 and i believe that the attorney for the permit holder would like to address the board briefly. president goh: sure. >> members of the board, my client reluctantly agreed to a two-week continuance. essentially, the dispute has nothing to do with this board. the process of wheat -- we are in the process of negotiating a construction access agreement and we have been told that if we do not agree to the continuance,
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they will seek negotiations. my client has agreed to it. it is only going to be for two weeks. we will not agree to any further continuance. president goh: ok. thank you. vice president garcia: do we meet in two weeks? president goh: the next board meeting is february 8. vice president garcia: so that would be three weeks? >> three weeks, yes. president goh: is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, commissioners, if you are inclined, we need a motion. >> so moved. president goh: call the roll please. >> we have a motion to rescheduled to february 8. on that motion -- commissioner fung: aye.
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vice president garcia: aye. commissioner hwang: aye. >> this matter is rescheduled to february 8. president goh: we will move now to item number one, general public comment. is there anyone who would like to speak on an item that is not on our calendar? seeing none -- oh, please step forward. >> good evening. this is indirectly related to an item on the agenda tonight. president goh: we should wait and speak during the item. thank you. any public comment under item number one? we will move to item number two. that is the election of officers. the rules state that the
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president and vice president shall be elected at the first regular meeting of the board held after the 15th day of january each year. tonight is the board's first meeting after january 15 for it as such, the election of officers is on our calendar. before we proceed, i want to take the opportunity to thank president goh and vice president garcia for your service. you have been helpful and supportive to me and the department. i truly appreciate it. president goh: thank you grid i did have a couple of, or make a nomination. i announce that tonight is my last hearing. i have accepted a job in beijing, china. i am moving next week. i wanted to thank the board of supervisors for my appointment. and say that i have found the four years i have been up here to be quite interesting and hopefully productive. i was involved with commissioner
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fung and vice president garcia in this election and hiring of our director gold skin. -- goldstein. i think that is my greatest accomplishment in my time here. i hope that the parties and especially the parties who are not represented, the neighbors and the people who maybe could not afford to hire an attorney or expensive experts, i hope that those people have felt heard and respected and understand and see how much this commission values due process and fairness. i also want to say in that since we do here quite a lot of land use cases, it is the vast majority of the cases we year, that i have so much respect for the people who practice in that field and.
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that is the construction and design of our built in varmint. -- our built environment. i live in a house was built in 1900. when you look at the 100-year- old beams that one of my house, i think of the people who actually put them in place and hammered the old nails into the walls. those people are long dead, but this house is still standing. hopefully it will still be span -- still be standing long after i am dead. those of us to push paper around, we cannot say that about our work. i'm just going to throw that out there. with that, i would like to nominate commissioner wang --
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hwang to be vice president of the commission. she is also an attorney, always prepared, a very level-headed and thoughtful. >> commissioner hwang to accept that nomination? commissioner hwang: i accept with great privilege and honor. >> is there any other nomination? vice president garcia: no. when president goh says she is level-headed, that is not a physical description. i hope that he passes his nomination with flying colors, which i suspect she will. >> is there any public comment on the nomination for the office of vice president? seeing none, please call the roll on that. >> we have a motion from president goh to elevate commissioner hwang to the vice
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presidency of the board. on that motion -- commissioner fung: aye. vice president garcia: aye. commissioner hwang: aye. >> commissioner hwang is elevated to vice president of the board. >> moving on to the office of president, are there any nominations for the office? commissioner fung: i would like to nominate commissioner garcia to a role that he has had before. i hope that he will accept it. vice president garcia: i do accept and thank you commissioner fong. >> are there any other nominations for this office? seeing none, is their public comment. seeing no public comment, please call the roll. >> we have a motion from commissioner fong to elevate michael garcia to the presidency
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of the border. on that motion -- vice president garcia: aye. commissioner hwang: aye. president goh: aye. >> the boat -- the vote is 4-0 and michael garcia is the new president of the border. -- of the board. vice president garcia: i want to call the meeting off. [laughter] >> item #3 is comments and questions. commissioner fung: i have a comment and question for people in the audience. i would like to congratulate commissioner goh for taking an exciting set in her life. when she told me he was going to do this, i related to her a
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story of doing -- wanting to do something similar but was not able to take advantage of the opportunity. throughout the year she has been here she and i talked about the changing world and the place that china has formed within the school will circle. the fact that both her child and my child are studying chinese on an emerging basis. we have had a lot of very common thoughts related to it. i congratulate her on taking this step in her life. she and i have not always agree with our roles, but she has always been very articulate and very consistent in her roles. this course is always good on this particular commission. congratulations. president goh: thank you.
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i'm going to be brief, but i also want to congratulate you. i have been in all of your decision to serve on this board, giving your other obligations and commitments that you have already had. i have also found you to be extremely well-prepared, extremely thoughtful, and i've learned a lot from the way that you analyze the matters that have come before us. i will miss you. >> thank you carry it -- thank you. vice president garcia: commissioner goh, i want to wish you great luck on your new adventure in china.
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may you live in interesting times. maybe we will say now you not live in interesting times i would echo the comments that other people have made great you are conscientious, scrupulous, you pay great attention to detail, whether it is the language, the brief, the designs and plans that come before us. i will always admire that. you could talk about the fact that it is not just people who have come before us. we spend all our time concerned with the codes and those kinds of things these are real situations that we wisely deal with. i think you always wisely dealt with it. good luck to you. president goh: thank you so much. >> is there any public comment
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on item number three? seeing none, we will move to item number four. that is the adoption of minutes before you for your consideration. these are the minutes for the january 11, 2012 meeting. president garcia: i would adopt that we move these as written. >> could you please call the roll? >> we have a motion from president garcia to adopt the january 11, 2012 minutes. on that motion, commissioner fung: aye. commissioner hwang: aye. president goh: aye. >> those minutes are adopted. >> before the meeting started, i have been informed that item #9 have been informed that item #9 has reached an agreement.

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