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elgin park, valencia, guerrero, laguna and market. i'm here to speak about amending the ordinance to include that dogs be vaccinated and up to date on their shots. and that the dogs also be muzzled, spayed and neutered, especially the pit bulls, rot weillers and german shepherds. and if not the dog walker should be fined or taxed to do so. we don't want another tragedy like dianne whipple. if a dog walker sees abuse on the animal, it should be reported to the police. now, i have a neighbor that has a pit bull and he muzzles it when he takes it out. so, i think the dog walker should do the same. thank you. >> thank you. mr. paulson. ♪
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and now you can walk the dog you can follow the regulation plan walk the -- walk your dog the best friend to man and i know you can and you'll follow the city plan and walk your best friend in the city sun, walk, walk it >> thank you. is there any additional public comment on item number 3? seeing none, public comment is closed. [gavel] >> colleagues, first on the amendments that i've offered changing the grandfathering date, can we have a motion? >> i'll make a motion. >> and can we take that amendment without objection? that will be the order. [gavel] >> mr. chair, i believe this is coming out of committee report for tomorrow in >> right. and i do understand that amendment is not substantive and will not require a continuance.
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okay. so, then, on the item, can we have a motion to move this forward with recommendation as a committee report to be heard tomorrow? ~ and can we take that without objection? that will be the order. [gavel] >> thank you, colleagues. why don't we go back, why don't we recall item number 2. ms. rogers? >> thank you. amy rogers from the planning department. excuse the delay. i found another section you're referring to. it's on page 283 of the ordinance and it describes how the error that happened, as you'll recall, the chinese hospital when that project was reviewed, special use district was created. and that special use district is considered to be an overlay district and not actually the zoning district. the underlying zoning district should not have changed. in this case there was a mistake where the underlying zoning districts was listed as the chinese hospital sud and it should have remained the chinatown residential neighborhood commercial district. and, so, this is just removing
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the reference to the sud which is still going to be an overlay and noting its underlying zoning remains. >> thank you. that's exactly the explanation i was hoping to put on the erred. >> thank you, ms. rogers. ~ record so, we have already taken public comment on item number 2. so, there are amendments authored by supervisor tang. colleagues, can we take those amendments without objection? that will be the order. [gavel] >> and can we have a motion to forward item number 2 to the full board with recommendation? >> so moved. >> seconded. >> okay. without objection. [gavel] >> okay. item number 4. >> item number 4 is an ordinance amending the subdivision code, by adding section 1396.4, to adopt a condominium conversion impact fee applicable to buildings participating but not being selected in the 2012 or 2013 condominium conversion lotteries only, subject to specified requirements, including lifetime leases for non-purchasing tenants; and adopting environmental findings. >> thank you. and supervisor farrell and i are the authors of this legislation. it is a request that the item
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be continued for two weeks given there are ongoing negotiations. president chiu? >> i was about to reiterate what you just said. six weeks ago when this item was first brought to the committee, i want to thank supervisors wiener and stakeholders on both sides of the issues for agreeing to enter into negotiations over this topic. there have bp a lot of good ideas that have been forwarded and at this time we do need a little bit more time to continue to vet them so i'd be happy to support, i'll make a motion to continue i believe for two weeks. >> thank you. and if there are no other initial comments, we'll open it up to public comment. and it is the intent to entertain a motion to continue this for two week. you may comment today on the underlying ordinance or on the motion to continue, and there will be full public comment when this comes back to committee in two weeks. so, i have four public comment cards. bruce alison, laura guzman, gill crizwell, and ernestine weiss. if i have not called your name and you'd like to comment,
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please fill out a blue card. first, someone would like to just come forward. public commenters can line up. bruce alison, port magazine. presently there are 32,000 vacant units that are laying vacant. if they go into these -- some of these are being listed to go into condos. i know of 25 personally from my investigation. why would you leave them vacant to 25 for another year or so to a person buys these units? these people, they left them and they decided to sell them. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. ms. guzman.
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[speaker not understood], laura guzman, from the [speaker not understood] also co-chair of the local homeless board. i know [speaker not understood] are going, but we are urging the board to really think thoroughly whether or not to do a conversion at this time in this city. and for reason is the local homeless board, we are really working to prevent any evictionses whatsoever as homelessness continues to rise. as we are doing policies that are driven by the federal government and we're doing as a community the five-year plan, we also would like legislation like this to come to a local homeless board. we are your advisory body. so, i'm going to recommend this item keeps going -- is brought in april to a local homeless board so you can have our best advice about what's happening in the city. as well as the homeless center i can tell you right now the numbers continue to rise, including people who are not getting replacement shelters and, of course, supervisor kim
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can talk about it because she's helping us with our shelter access. putting that aside, the prices are going up at this moment, make it impossible for someone who is on ssi disability or otherwise poor to find rentals anywhere else. so, it's not a good time for conversion and i'm coming to oppose it. thank you. >> thank you, ms. guzman. next speaker. and let me call, i have two additional cards. michael lion and marion wallace. next speaker, please. my name is mary wallace and i'm a renter in san francisco, long-time, over 30 years. and i think the rent control is very important in san francisco and any unnecessary legislation which endangers or chips away at rent control is a detriment to the city. now, many people may have prudently not bought a tic due to the known difficulties. people who did buy a tic knew of the difficulties and knew
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that uninvestment is a risk. there is no reason to put rentesers in a home to ease those who took that risk. people who buy a renter's home should not be able to move to more easily displace people from their homes. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. good afternoon. my name is ernestine weiss, and i'm here to object to any conversions of apartments in the city of san francisco at a time when affordable housing is priority one. what is wrong with you supervisors? you don't get it? people cannot live here. my grandson had to move to canada. he's a teacher. young man, can't afford to live here. in canada, he has health care, he has housing, a reasonable amount, and he's happy there. why should he have to leave the country where he was born in
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california because of your priorities being backwards? this is unfair to a lot of -- most of the people who rent. i live in a rent controlled building. my landlord is trying to harass me, and i won't put up with it. i mean, it's disgusting and you guys voted to 8 washington behind my house? which is behind my house? it's ridiculous. how dare you, how dare you cater to the developers instead of to the people. we should learn by obama's election. he got voted because he was for the people. you guys don't get it. when are you going to learn? thank you. (applause) >> next speaker. ♪ i'll be there to shake your house hand and i'll be there to share all your land plans when you make the, the impact make the impact fee
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city now, city now city now i'll be there to shake your hand and i'll be there to share your impact plan when you can make the impact money fee shake your city hand share the plan share your city hand share all your city good plans >> thank you. next speaker. michael [speaker not understood] for the san francisco gray panthers and senior disability action. we are completely opposed to any kind of plans which allow more conversion of tics into condos. it's an incredible incentive to [speaker not understood] depictions, speed it up when
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there is a huge crisis of homelessness among seniors. it's going to increase rents all over the place. it endangers rent control. do not do this. >> thank you. next speaker. gilbert crizwell. i am here from new district 8 and i'm not going to repeat the streets that i represent, but i stand with the renters of new district 8. and i think this is a banking issue for the tic owners and they should be heard in government audit and oversight committee. the bankers and mortgage lenders that have conned the tic owners, that seem to be a problem and there should be a hearing on that. and i'm against opening up the lottery for more condo conversions. thank you. >> thank you.
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next speaker. you can just hand the card to ms. miller. hi, my name is christin henry. this is my son. and we're here to say we support this legislation. we live in a tic, we have lived in a tic for three years and we pay really high interest rates. it's a 7% interest rate with a prepayment penalty for paying your mortgage off early so, you can't refinance. i know that when we bought the tic we knew these were the terms and we agreed to them. but there is legislation on the table that would give financial relief to families like me. i've lived in the city 15 years, i work at a nonprofit. having an interest rate -- right now i pay my interest to michigan bank. there are only two banks that give mortgageses to tics that are fractional, one in michigan and one in ohio. the fact we're paying these high interest rates, all of these monies are not being funneled into san francisco, but out of state.
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a bank in ohio and michigan were the only one that would give a fractional loan. they're getting the extra money. there are ways we could talk about solving the problem, but i support this legislation. >> thank you. are there any additional -- any members of the public who would like to make public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. [gavel] >> president chiu, you have made a motion to continue this item by two weeks. >> two weeks to i think the 25th of march. >> okay. is that the correct date, 25th of march? great. colleagues, can we take that motion he without objection? that will be the order. [gavel] >> madam clerk, are there -- is there any other business pro forma the committee? >> there are no other matters. >> we are unshed. adjourned. thank you. [ adjourned]
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?oo hi, i'm holly lee. i love cooking and you are watching
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quick bites. san francisco is a foodie town. we san franciscoans love our food and desserts are no exceptions. there are places that specialize in any and every dessert your heart desires, from hand made ice cream to organic cakes, artisan chocolate and cupcakes galore, the options are endless. anyone out there with a sweet tooth? then i have a great stop for you. i've been searching high and low for some great cookies and the buzz around town that anthony's are those cookies. with rave reviews like this i have to experience these cookies for myself and see what the fuss was all about. so let's see. while attending san francisco state university as an
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accountinging major, anthony's friend jokingly suggested he make cookies to make ends make. with no formal culinary training he opened his own bakery and is now the no. 1 producer of gourmet cookies in the biarea and thank you for joining us on quick bites. how do you feel? >> i feel great. >> so i want to get to the bottom of some very burning questions. why cookies? >> it was a recommendation from a friend. hard to believe that's how it all started. >> why not pies and cakes? what do you have against pies and cakes, anthony. >> i have nothing against pies and cakes. however, that was the recommendation. >> you were on the road to be an account apblt. >> actually, an engineer. >> even better. and it led to making cookies.
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>> in delicious ways. >> delicious ways. >> this is where the magic goes down and we're going to be getting to the truth behind cookies and cream. >> this is what is behind cookies and cream. >> where were you when the idea came to your mind. >> i was in my apartment eating ice cream, cookies and cream ice cream. how much fun, cookies and cream cookies. their cookies and cream is not even -- it took a lot of time,
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a lot of fun. >> a lot of butter. >> a lot, a lot, a lot. but it was one of those things. all right, now behold. you know what that is? >> what is that? >> cookies and cream. >> oh, they are beautiful. >> yes, so we got to get --. >> all right, all right. we treat the cookies like wine tasting. i don't ever want anybody to bite into a cookie and not get what they want to get. we're training staff because they can look at the cookie and tell if it's wrong. >> oh, here we go. >> you smell it and then you taste it, clean the plat
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palate with the milk. >> i could be a professional painter because i know how to do this. >> i can tell that it's a really nice shell, that nice crunch. >> but inside. >> oh, my god. so you are going to -- cheat a little bit. i had to give you a heads up on that. >> what's happening tomorrow? these cookies, there's a lot of love in these cookies. i don't know how else to say it. it really just makes me so happy. man, you bake a mean cookie, anthony. >> i know. people really know if they are getting something made with love. >> aww >> you know, you can't fool people. they know if you are taking shortcuts here and there. they can eat something
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and tell the care that went into it. they get what they expect. >> uh-huh. >> system development and things like that. >> sounds so technical. >> i'm an engineer. >> that's right, that's right. cookies are so good, drove all other thoughts out of my head. thank you for taking time out it talk to us about what you do and the love with which you do it. we appreciate your time here on quick bites. i hope you've enjoyed our delicious tale of defendant 93 and dessert. as for me, my search is over. those reviews did not lie. in fact, i'm thinking of one of my very own.
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some things you just have it experience for yourself. to learn more about anthony's cookies, visit him on the web at if you want to watch some of our other episodes at sfquickbites/ see
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♪ >> we're here at one of the many food centric districts of san francisco, the 18th street corridor which locals have affectionately dubbed the castro. a cross between castro and gastronomic. the bakery, pizza, and dolores park cafe, there is no end in sight for the mouth watering food options here. adding to the culinary delights is the family of business he which includes skylight creamery, skylight and the 18 raisin. >> skylight market has been here since 1940. it's been in the family since 1964. his father and uncle bought the market and ran it through sam taking it over in 1998. at that point sam revamped the market.
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he installed a kitchen in the center of the market and really made it a place where chefs look forward to come. he created community through food. so, we designed our community as having three parts we like to draw as a triangle where it's comprised of our producers that make the food, our staff, those who sell it, and our guests who come and buy and eat the food. and we really feel that we wouldn't exist if it weren't for all three of those components who really support each other. and that's kind of what we work towards every day. >> valley creamery was opened in 2006. the two pastry chefs who started it, chris hoover and walker who is sam's wife, supplied all the pastries and bakeries for the market. they found a space on the block to do that and the ice cream
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kind of came as an afterthought. they realized the desire for ice cream and we now have lines around the corner. so, that's been a huge success. in 2008, sam started 18 reasons, which is our community and event space where we do five events a week all around the idea of bringling people closer to where the food comes from and closer to each other in that process. >> 18 reasons was started almost four years ago as an educational arm of their work. and we would have dinners and a few classes and we understood there what momentum that people wanted this type of engagement and education in a way that allowed for a more in-depth conversation. we grew and now we offer -- i think we had nine, we have a series where adults learned home cooking and we did a teacher training workshop


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