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legislation. we do not have that currently on the books. people have pointed to a couple of other things that they say you have tools on the books and the 72-hour notice and it's illegal to live in vehicles as areas of enforcement. we know given everything that we have seen in the past that that hasn't been working. the 72-hour mechanism has you heard from many people today has not been working. we have also seen that folks are illegal habitating in vehicles is something that is not working either. we have heard this routinely from dpt and police officers. taking away people's vehicles. we are not taking away people's vehicles, but a measure for the mta to regulate parking, to indicate in some areas that you
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wouldn't be able to park -"d" overnight. one person talked about having a piece of legislation that is enforceable and this is one that i think is on forcible. enforceable. this is one that is actually quite easy to enforce and it's something that we would be able to move forward. somebody talks about designation areas for larger vehicles and i absolutely understand that and that is precisely the reason why we did not say this was a ban outright on the entire city of all spaces. this is simply allowing the mta to choose certain locations that have had chronic problems to enforce an oversized vehicle issue. we're not saying citywide this would be a restriction on
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oversized vehicle parking. so i think that is a very measured approach and we purposely did that because we could anticipate some concerns that folks had. so those with visitors from out of town and know that not all parking is off-limits. this is meant for mta to have an additional tool for areas that are chronically seeing problems in our neighborhoods. finally, someone else made a comment that talks about how we shouldn't pass this kind of legislation until we can solve the issue of homelessness. we all in an ideal world that would be the case, but we know that we're constantly working with this issue. it's not a new issue. we have continued to do. we know that beginning in october we'll see an additional
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40-50 winter shelter beds through the interfaith sheriff's department program. city of san francisco just received $5 million in federal and foundation grants to help families stay together in stable housing. in the budget, we have worked with the homeless coalition to put in an additional $2 to $5 million to improve our shelter systems as well. so that is something that we need to continually work on and continual will ually work on the issue of homelessness, but that doesn't mean that you hold everything in place until you solve the problem. it's something that we'll continue to work on. i would simply say that i hope for my colleagues' support. it's really meant to allow the mta to have very, very specific ability and flexibility to enforce where they need to and where we see chronic problems. again, this issue, the public
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comment that dealt with homeless issues, but there are some issues of blight that we have seen associated with that, but there are many, many vehicles that are housed on our city streets that have oversized vehicles, commercial vehicles and again, people who are not even parking them where the vehicles are registered. so again, colleagues i would hope for your support going forward. >> thank you. colleagues? >> well, let me just ask the mta staff here a couple of questions. i appreciate supervisor chu and a number of residents' efforts to make our neighborhoods safer, but address different issues. i want to make sure that we're also being sensitive to people that live in their vehicles and that we're mitigating the pushing them out of their potential living space. but i wanted to ask the mta, how many -- what percentage
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would you estimate of oversized vehicles are ones where people live in those vehicles? do you have any kind of measurement? because i want to measure of the human impact of a life policy like that. >> right now we do not have a number on how many vehicles are habituated. >> i'm all for a collection ever data and really selectively looking at areas, but i know it's mostly the sunset spots or district 4, plus some of the fulton and to go after commercial vehicles, but to work with the coalition and have assurances there are other spaces to move to and
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live in their vehicles would be my hope. i know it's a pilot as supervisor chu and others said, but i'm trying to understand how we deal with it in a humane way as well. >> you are not selecting the specific areas. one thing we'll do next if you approve this is canvass specific blocks to determine how many homeless person are residing in those blocks. so we could do further research before implementing those areas. >> it looks like after six months it will be evaluated for recommendations of improvements and i would like more of that count of the number of people living in their oversized vehicles to be part of that data analysis as well. >> certainly,supervisor. >> and really key pam"ñis work with coalition on homelessness to come up with solutions for people who live in their oversized vehicles as well. >> i think that would be a citywide discussion among many departments.
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thank you. supervisor chu. >> i'm sorry, i have already spoken. >> colleagues, it's in the hands of the committee. supervisor wiener. >> thank you. i won't repeat supervisor chu's very thorough and thoughtful statements, but i agree with her and i will be supporting the legislation. >> thank you. if there are no other questions, could we have a roll call? >> on the motion to send this matter forward with the positive recommendation, supervisor wiener? >> aye. >> wiener aye supervisor cohen. >> cohen aye. >> supervisor mar? >> mar aye. mr. chair we have three ayes. thank you supervisor chu and thank you everyone for speaking today as well. miss miller please call the next item. >> item no. 3, ordinance amending the police code.
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>> supervisor cohen. >> don't leave everyone, we're talking about foreclosures and it's interesting to take it up on the one-year anniversary of the occupy movement. this is the legislation of more than a year of work that my offices and many of my colleagues and community members have spent addressing the impacts of foreclosure crisis on your communities in 2011 there were more than 900 foreclosures in san francisco. when we speak about the impacts of foreclosure in our neighborhoods we speak of assisting homeowners of modifying loans or postponing evictions. we're not only contending with the impact of the crisis on
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homeowners, but the physical blight that left is behind after the foreclosure process. after the foreclosure process has been completed we frequently see properties falling into disarray. a foreclosed property was owned by a financial institution that owned dozens of properties in the city and left to ñx ]zñiñ
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this legislation would do a number of things. first it will make clear that nuances occuring the foreclosed properties and commits a court to award up to three times of owners of up to three or more properties and will continue as a tool to continue our efforts to dress blight and appropriately holds individuals and entities who own significant properties to a
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higher degree. colleagues i would urge your support on this legislation. thank you. >> thank you. is there any presentation from any department?óezpu >> there is no presentation from any department. >> then let's open it up to public comment. we have one card, robert davis. mr. davis. >> supervisors, good afternoon, my name is robert davis and i'm here to support the legislation. unfortunately the larger problem here, again, like with the last issue is enforcement. and the dbi's unwillingness or inability or whatever to enforce the blight laws, there
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are over 5800 open notices of violation in san francisco, dating back to 1994. '94 was significant because that is the year that the records wept went from paper to computer. >> how many different blightedñ properties again? >> i can't speak to blighted properties. because the dbi can speak to that. a notice of violation is someone complained and dbi went out and wrote a notice. on the second complaint process. you can see there are 14 steps before the city attorney takes action and there are first notices, second notices, the list is extensive. after the notice of violations, the department of building inspection comes up with the
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director's hearing and send the notice of violation to the director. there is a director's hearing that takes place. since 2000, there are 2000 open director's hearings. hearings scheduled, but never taken place and in addition to that there are 750 director assists 's hearing that have never been sent to the litigation committee or to the full building inspection commission for anything. now i hope you don't mind if i take another minute? i'm sorry? >> let me just ask the question, all of this data that you have given us, can you give us some sense of the patterns? i see you have highlighted for
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me these areas, but are there any patterns you could reveal from your looking at the data? >> well, what i would say is no. when i started this, i bought a house in the bayview and looked around and noticed there were a lot of blighted buildings deputy director sweeneywill agree to that. so what i did first was i asked for this spreadsheet, this is the last spreadsheet that you see, the one that is landscaped. i asked for this, just for the bayview. just for open notices of violation, but i realized that didn't tell me anything, because you may have four buildings side-by-side, you have the data from one building, but don't know what they did on the other side. so i asked for notices of
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violation for the whole city. some of them, yes, these things take time. you are looking at sometimes a month, three months, six months, a year of i get that. and then there is a staffing issue. i get that, too. and the fact is that this issue is cultural at the dbi. for them to get their paperwork and to passively collect their money, but to go out and inspect, re-inspect, send out a letter, find the people, do the paperwork, this is time-consuming. it represents an enormous amount of money that is uncollected. if this were a business, you would run a report and find out how much money is owed 30/60/90
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days and call in your people and ask for the efforts to collect this? wouldn't you? if it were your money you would. if it were my money, i would. the city is different. i understand it takes time, but i just don't see any effort on their part to collect the money and enforce the law. thank you. >> thank you, mr. davis. >> thank you. i'm sorry i took so long. anyone else to speak to this item? >> no more foreclosed property penalties. i feel like like i'm helps like a city kitten up a tree. never knowing my right foot from my left, my hat from my glove, i am lost in city gov.
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should i wander this foreclosed property all alone? hopeless lost and i don't want no property lien, i get misty and i don't want to be mean. no more penalties. >> thank you very much. wow. okay. is there anyone else who would like to comment on this item? mr. chair, seeing no further comment? >> close public comment then. thank you. so colleagues, can we move this forward with a positive recommendation without objection? >> yes. >> [ gavel ] . >> thank you very much. >> miss miller could you please call the last item. >> item no. 4, ordinance amending the planning code and reinstate controls to prohibit
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liquor license types, et cetera. >> this one is sponsored by supervisors farrell and wiener and catherine from supervisor farrell's office is here. >> good afternoon. supervisor cohen passed legislation this year. we all know legislation was necessary and received unanimous support of the board. we realized however when the definition of "restaurant" was changed in inadvertently unraveled the liquor license controls in place in the district. therefore since bars were prohibited in the union street ncd, restaurants could not
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obtain a new liquor license. the new definition allowed them to have a liquor license as as along as they operated a bona fide eating establishment. we agreed with them and they fought long and hard for the controls and they are working well in the corridor we want to thank supervisor wiener for his cosponsorship. this did pass 6-1 at the planning commission and unanimously at the small business commission last monday. we do have a minor amendment to offer. i have those here today.
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it basically strikes out the word "limited restaurants," when it's talking about the liquor license control because you know in limited restaurants they don't allow for liquor. i have those amendments. if you could offer up that. it's line 24, page 11, to page 12; line 2. >> thank you. >> so with that, that is the original. >> maybe i will pass this around,. >> and i'm available for questions and anne marie rogers is here with the planning department as well. >> may i look at it? >> supervisor cohen would like to review? >> thank you. >> if there are no other questions, let's open it up for public comment. thank you, miss stephanie. is there anyone from the public who would like to speak? no one remains so we'll close public comment. [ gavel ]
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. colleagues can we move this forward without objection. >> mr. chair you need to accept the amendments without objection. >> thank you, can we accept the amendments without objection? thank you. and without objection we'll move this forward to the full board. >> miss miller is there any other business before us? >> no. >> thank you, meeting adjourned. [ gavel ]
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>> kicking things off we have a fireside chat with the angels and legendary investor ron conway, mayor ed lee, san francisco mayor, and the conversation will be moderated by our own michael aaroningtonv1 . >> it's early. you were here last year, mr. mayor. >> yes, i was. >> is it your mayorship or mr. mayor? >> ed is fine. >> mr. mayorship, before we start i want to note it's 9-11. it's been eleven years and i know that you were up early this morning. can you tell us a little bit how you sort of marked the day. >> yes, i was and again i thank tech crunch for
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recognizing a moment of silence. i joined some 30 cadets at our fire station training center, which chief hayes white and commissioners and we read off all of the names, 375 of them, the names of the victims of 9-11. and we have done that for the purpose to recall them, what they did and then i had an opportunity to recognize the cadets and all the officers and thank them and tell them we're very appreciative of them as first-responders in the city. >> i was in new york when it happened and it's always odd for me to think back to that time. so onto some news. you have a lot to talk about today and we're going to try to keep it as organized as possible. you have announcements and policy discussions and i think we should start with you -- i
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just love the fact, last time you were here on stage, the only office he had run for was class president of high school. >> that is right. >> now you have two elections behind you, one as mayor as well. it's just amazing. you have another one -- how long are you mayor? >> four-year term. >> so you have three more years? >> yes, and then re-election. >> and you want to get some stuff done and some of that is around innovation. and you have called this the innovation capital of world. >> unabashedly. >> i have seen the banner at the airport. >> oh, gosh of course. >> tell me about your plans >> when i was inaugurated in january, i had gone through pretty intense re-election and talked to technology and business world and i had a mission, because out of that campaign and out of listening
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and be part of tech crunch and thank you for all being here. we have a great conference for the city. i announced a 17-point plan that included making sure that we stayed on top of being the innovation capital of the world. what does that mean? it means that we take advantage of the companies that are here, the technology companies that are here, to help us improve our city. to help us find solutions to old problems. to create an innovative spirit in the public-private sector. >> are these some of the points? because you are going to talk about the 17 points? >> oh, yes. >> is that five of them or is that a preamble to the 17? >> it's a preamble, to create the spirit of the city and why we're doing it because here are the facts. 32,000 jobs created by 1600 companies with an annual almost
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30% growth for our city >> just in tech? >> just in tech. when you recognize that for the city and what it means, we're well on our way and we're ahead of literally every major city in the state of california >> also what is the average salary on these tech jobs? >> they are very high. i think the smallest salary i ever saw was $80,000, $90 ,000 a year. >> tell me about your favorite of the 17 points? >> the first one i did was to make sure that i had the kind of technology advice that i need. so we're the first city in the country to appoint in the mayor's office a chief innovative officer, jane app, who is behind the work here today and jay is helping me cause a link that has never happened before with the technology companies. there are so many here and i need to talk with them and, in fact he has given me great
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advice to make sure every tuesday i do a tour of one of these companies. >> oh, great. >> so i have done that religiousy ever single week since i have been here and it's marvelous. >> every tuesday you go to a tech company? >> it's tech tuesday. >> who has the best goodies that you have seen? >> [ laughter ] they all have. whether you go to the twitter rooftop. >> twitter is out of control. >> yes and they have the video of the dome of city hall. >> they have cupcakes and take you into the t-shirt. >> they have an m & m bar, which is awesome. >> i got my ice cream at zinga. >> what are some of the other points, what is point no. 8, for example? >> point no. 8 is probably improve, that is a
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website where we invite -- it's a platform where we invite the public to tell us what they need to get improved in their neighborhood. then we ask tech companies to help us find solutions for that. that is how we keep engaged. that is how we bring technology right to the neighborhoods to allow people to suggest how we improve. you are asking the population to tell you what is wrong? >> absolutely. =::év2 it's better than them coming to the mayor's office to tell me everyday? >> they do that? >> oh, yeah. >> >> they just show up to the mayor's office? when i go to the tech companies, they usually give me 15 minutes with the employees and i listen carefully to them because they have the talent and if i can satisfy them and they stay in the city, the tech companis will stay in the city. >> any other points that you want to talk about? >> sf city is our citizens initiative for technology and
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innovation. that is what i call the technology chamber of commerce and we have over 300 companies now that are members. they are helping us figure out how to make sure that the companies are here, comfortably, but also how we train the new workforce to continue this fantastic growth in employment with the technology companies. >> and these companies are paying? >> oh, yes. >> who are the most helpful companies that you have found here? >> oh, gosh, there are so many of them. i was, for example, jawbone is one of the members and they stepped up along with all the members, all the major members of city this summer to help me create over 5,000 jobs for kids. >> child labor? >> no, summer-pay internships. >> not like 6 years old building iphones. >> these were high school and college graduates, but they are all looking for jobs and they want to be exposed to this wonderful world