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jessica lehman to give remarks. >> [inaudible] of our advocacy work and empowerment work as supervisor mar mentioned. and i want to also thank the board for your support over the years because as an advocacy group we appear many times before the board, particularly committee meetings and all. we have a lot of people just as we have here today for whatever issue that is important on that day for our members. and, so, i want to thank you many times you have been supportive of our work, particularly in the area of pedestrian safety and low-income housing for seniors and persons with disability. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor mar, and to the entire board. this is really quite an honor to be here. as you said, we organize and educate seniors and people with disabilities to have more of a voice in the city and county and county. and it's not a productive year. ~ it's been a productive year.
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[speaker not understood] we worked with your office on was one of our biggest accomplishments as well as starting more training on disability around the city, working on proposition c and working on the statewide domestic workers rights that recently passed the state senate. it was also a tough year with the loss of jazzy collins who i know many people here remember well. and we have a lot of work ahead of us making sure that san francisco is safe, healthy and livable for seniors and people with disabilities. many of our members are very low-income. many are people of color who are increasingly being pushed out. and, so, we have a lot of work to do to make sure the city is welcoming for all of our seniors and people with disabilities and we really look forward to working with all of you to make that a reality. and we hope to see many of you there thursday night with us. as supervisor mar said, it's our annual celebration, celebrating our first full year as senior and disability action. we'll be at laguna and hays
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from 5 to 8 so we hope to see many of you there. so, thank you. [cheering and applauding] >> thank you, supervisor mar, and for the great work that we are discussing today. colleagues, unless there are any additional commendations, why don't we now go to our 3:00 p.m. special order. madam clerk, can you call items 19 and 20? >> items 19 and 20 constitute the special order at 3:00 p.m.. the board of supervisors has approved a motion to sit as a committee on the whole approved september 10, 2013. public hearing to consider the proposal of the successor agency to the redevelopment agency to enter into a disposition and development agreement for the sale and
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development of land located at 280 beale street, commonly known as transbay block 6, with golub real estate corporation and mercy housing of california beginning april 16, 2013. >> thank you, madam clerk. i first want to recognize supervisor kim in whose district this dda applies. supervisor kim? >> thank you, mr. president. this hearing is to consider the successor agency's proposal for the sale and development of land located 280 beale street to golub real estate corporation and mercy housing california, the california nonprofit affordable housing developer. this block is commonly known as the transbay block 6 and i'm sure supervisor breed got to work on this plan as the redevelopment commissioner previously. this parcel is part of the transbay redevelopment area. in 2003 an agreement with the transbay joint powers authority and the city, the state agreed to transfer approximately 10 acres of state-owned property in and around the former transbay terminal to the city
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in order to help fund the terminal which will soon be the home of many of our public transit lines, caltrain, and hopefully high-speed rail. tjp was given the power to sell the state owned parcel and use the sale of revenues to finance the center as i just mentioned. we just achieved a major milestone. the beginning of this month with the cement pouring with our representative nancy pelosi. as i mentioned, this is a former redevelopment area plan and pursuant to those requirements, 25% of the housing that is built in this area plan must be affordable to low-income and an additional 10% must be affordable to moderate income residents. we do have mike rizzo who is a senior project manager of the office of community investment and infrastructure here to give a brief presentation on the background of the area and details of the transaction to answer any questions from the board. thank you. >> so, with that i'd like to invite up city staff. if you have any brief comments you'd like to make.
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is there anyone from the agencies? okay. colleagues, any questions to mr. elliott on behalf of all the agencies involved today? and if not, why don't we go to public comment on this topic. are there any members of the public that wish to speak with regards to the disposition and development agreement that is described here? okay. seeing none, public comment is closed. [gavel] >> colleagues, any final comments in this hearing? if not, without objection, this hearing has been heard and is filed. [gavel] >> and madam clerk, on item 20, supervisor kim, any comments? okay. why don't we take a roll call on item 20. >> on item 20, supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye.
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supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. there are 11 ayes. >> the resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> colleagues, why don't we go to our second special order at 3:00 p.m.. madam clerk, could you call items 21 through 24? >> items 21 through 24 comprise the special order at 3:00 p.m.. persons interested in planning commission approval on july 8, 2013, conditional use authorization to increase enrollment at an existing preschool and allow for an accessory religious facility within the preschool on property located at 3771 and 3781 cesar chavez street. item 22 is the motion approving the commission's decision to approve the conditional use authorization. item 23 is a motion disapproving the commission's decision. and item 24 is the motion directing the clerk to prepare findings. >> colleagues, for this hearing
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we would be considering whether the planning commission's conditional use authorization to increase enrollment at an existing preschool and to allow for an accessory religious facility within this preschool was appropriate. before we proceed, i'd like to ask supervisor wiener if you have any updates that you would like to share before the hearing. >> thank you, mr. president. after several mediation sessions conducted by myself and my staff, the parties have agreed to a resolution. and i want to first thank my legislative aide andres power for really playing a critical role in getting this resolved. and, so, i want to just appropriately outline for the board what my motion will be, and we will have the parties then come up and affirm that they have agreed to it, then i'll make the appropriate motion.
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so, what we will be proposing is to take the planning commission's conditional use and to add additional conditions to it. and, colleagues, just by way of context this is a proposal to expand the enrollment at a preschool on the block of cesar chavez between dolores and guerrero. if you're familiar with that block, it has challenges around traffic because it is the last block on cesar chavez as a small neighborhood street before it blooms out into something approaching a freeway east of guerrero street. so, there are some traffic issues there so we wanted to just work out those issues in a way that would allow the preschool to expand. so, it would be -- the additional conditions that i'll describe and i've circulated the actual document, will allow the project sponsor to enroll
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up to 29 children for the first nine months. after nine months there would be an expansion to 42 months unless civilian administrator determines the violations of the permit has occurred, and expansion [speaker not understood] should be authorized. the project sponsor would provide one curb side monitor at the drop-off location for cars that are dropping off kids and one additional monitor could be a teacher to bring the children from the sidewalk into the building during morning drop-offs. the project sponsor would have to communicate and require that parents and guardians as well during dropping off and picking up of children must only pull forward into the loading zone, not reverse pull-in. and that they have to move up to the front if a space opens up in front of them in order to avoid backing up the entire block. during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up, driveways
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shall be temporarily blocked and this property with cones, another temporary means. the project sponsor shall minimize unattended vehicles by communicate totionv all parents and guardians that they should avoid leaving vehicles unattended when dropping off children. the planning commission required that the project sponsor apply for a white loading zone from the mta. if the mta grants the white loading zone, the project sponsor shall operate the loading zone with the following conditions, and specifically that the number of vehicles during morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up at the white zone shall be limited. a maximum of 28 individual vehicles may use the curb side white zone between the hours of 7:30 and a.m., and similarly 28 vehicles may use the curb site white zone between the hours of 3:00 and 5:30 p.m.
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under armour finally, the project sponsor shall produce a drop off plan to all families and shall document presental guardian understanding and consent to those requirements. 9:00 a.m. so, colleagues, those are the amendments in substance to the conditional use. and i would now ask that the appellants and the project sponsor approach the lecturn and i have distributed to them a copy of what i have distributed to you and i would just ask them to state your name, what role you have here, and state that you are agreeing to the resolution. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. my name is richard [speaker not understood]. i'm the appellant. i represent citizens concerned about sues aer chavez street. i represent over 100 people, residents of san francisco who are concerned about this block. we truly appreciate supervisor wiener's time, efforts,
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listening skills and judgment in reaching this settlement. we agree with supervisor wiener that the carrot and stick approach serves the best prospect of changing and correcting [speaker not understood]'s behavior. so, with that, we're hopeful. they for the last two weeks under the pressure of this appeal and their expectation, they wanted to get a license for the child care from the state licensing agency. they have for the first time behaved legally, lawfully, and safely. two weeks end the isn't but it's a good start and i hope that's where we'll be. thank you. i do withdraw the appeal upon condition of this motion. >> okay. so, you agreed to the resolution as stated? yes. >> okay, thank you. thank you, supervisor wiener and all the supervisors here for your time today. i accept the resolution the way supervisor wiener presented it and thank you so much for all your help to get to this point. >> if you could state your
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name. [speaker not understood]. >> and you are the project sponsor? i'm the project sponsor [speaker not understood], thank you. >> thank you very much. mr. president, should i make a motion after public comment? >> actually i technically need to go through the hearing i've been advised by the city attorney. we can do that as a pro forma. let me ask if there are any other initial comments. supervisor yee? >> yes. i just wanted to publicly thank commissioner wiener for working out this compromise. i know in dealing with these child care facility issues a good 25, 30 years, these can get very contentious. and yet it's hard for many people in the public to understand that in san francisco, even today we still lack enough space to care for our young ones. and it's very difficult because our city is relatively [speaker
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not understood] at this point and there are very few facilities being built brand-new to accommodate our young children. and so oftentimes what we find for the last 30 years is that we need to take existing facilities to start to serve our young ones in the city. so, this is good compromise. i'm glad you did this because i'm ready to support any expansion of the providing service for our young ones. >> thank you, supervisor yee. and i also wanted to thank all of our colleagues, thank supervisor wiener for his work in resolving this. just to be consistent with the technical part of our hearing, why don't we open up this hearing. let me first ask if the appellant would like to make a presentation of up to 10 minutes. okay, if not, let me ask if there are any members of the public that wish to speak in support of the appeal. okay, seeing none, planning department would have an opportunity if you wish to make
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a presentation. is there anything you'd like to say? >> thank you, president chiu. the department does not need to make our presentation for this, but we would like to through the chair express our gratitude to supervisor wiener for bringing the parties of the appeal together and working out a compromise that is amenable to both parties. as to the conditions, i'm here to represent the department and say we will do our best to enforce these conditions. we would like to note that the last condition that has been proposed today would be especially difficult to determine if there was an alleged violation if it was an actual violation or not. but we do understand through supervisor wiener that the appellants have expressed they are willing to help provide evidence if a violation is alleged and this would be very helpful in our ability to enforce this last condition. thank you. >> thank you to planning. now let me ask if the project sponsor wishes to make any presentations for up to 10 minutes. seeing none, are there any
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members of the public that wish to speak in opposition to the appeal? seeing none, and then finally, is there any rebuttal by the appellant? okay, with that this hearing has been held and is closed. [gavel] >> items 22, 23 and 24 are in front of us. supervisor wiener. >> so, mr. president, i will make a motion to reject the conditional use granted by the planning commission and to adopt a revised conditional use consisting of the conditions that the planning commission imposed as well as those outlined in the document that i have distributed and that i described. so, the motion will be to table item 22, to amend and move item 23 as described by me, and to adopt item 24 instructing the clerk to prepare findings. >> colleagues, supervisor wiener has made a motion as he proposed. is there a second to that motion?
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seconded by supervisor mar. colleagues, any discussion? can we take a roll call vote on that motion? >> supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? >> supervisor kim? >> supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos. campos aye. supervisor chiu. chiu aye. there are 11 ayes. >> the motion passes. [gavel] >> thank you, supervisor wiener and to all the parties of that appeal. why don't we go to our committee reports. madam clerk, could you call items 25 and 26. >> items 25 and 26 were considered by the government and audit oversight committee at a regular meeting september 12, 2013 and forwarded to the board as committee reports. ordinance 25 is a ordinance
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adopting and implementing amendment no. 5 to the 2007-2015 memorandum of understanding between the city and county of san francisco and the san francisco police officers' association (units p-1 & p-2a) by implementing specified term and conditionses of employment for fiscal years 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018. ~ >> colleagues, can we take these items same house same call? without objection, these items are passed on the first read. [gavel] >> mr. president, pardon me, mr. president. i only read item 25. i'd like to call 26. >> call item 26. >> >> item 26, an ordinance adopting and implementing amendment no. 5 to the 2007-2015 memorandum of understanding between the city and county of san francisco and the san francisco police officers' association (unit p-2b) by implementing specified terms and conditions of employment for fiscal years 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018. >> colleagues, can we do this same house same call? without objection this ordinance is passed on the first read. [gavel] >> and why don't we go to -- back to item 18. madam clerk. >> item 18 is a resolution
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determining that the transfer of a type 21 off-sale general license from 701 fillmore street to 6333 geary boulevard (district 1), to patrick davis for grocery outlet, inc., dba grocery outlet, will serve the public convenience or necessity of the city and county of san francisco, in accordance with california business and professions code, section 23958.4. ~ public convenience >> colleagues, can we do this same house same call? without objection this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> with that, we only have the due process item for which i know we are still awaiting some resolution. so, why don't we now go to roll call for introductions. >> supervisor cohen, you're first on roll call for introductions. >> thank you very much, i have a very brief introduction today. i'd like to enter into the record a request that we close the board meeting out in the memory of mr. bill tread gill. he was an important and effective community leader in visitacion valley. mr. tread gill formed el dorado neighborhood benefit association in 1992 which spanned from girard street and harkness avenue. this organization's mission was
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to create unity among -- unity, promote safety methods by forming a neighborhood watch group. he also joined the visitacion valley community center in 2000 where he served as the vice president and secretary under three executive directors. when president clinton asked communities to promote and enhance diversity in 2004, mr. tread gill served as a team leader for the center. only three centers in the nation participated and in 2005 before the well known [speaker not understood], visitacion valley [speaker not understood] of america, mr. tread gill spoke on the african-american migration to visitacion valley by being one of the oldest black families recognized in the valley. he will be -- mr. tread gill was an advocate for the valley, community. he helped organize plans for new visitacion valley library. he served on the community advisory role for the t-3rd
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street line. he helped institute senior and child care services in the valley and was extremely active in the community, particularly around the safe watch development project. mr. tread gill will be missed dearly. his beloved wife preceded him in death in march of 2013 just prior to their 50th wedding anniversary. his legacy and journey will live in the visitacion valley and reflects highly on his integrity and character. he is represented father hood, leadership and commitment. humility as well as courage. the rest i submit, madam clerk. >> thank you, supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. >> thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, today i am introducing a resolution that will create a new partnership between the city and county of san francisco and [speaker not understood]. is a san francisco based nonprofit that was formed in 2005 first primarily focused on providing 0% interest micro finance loans to businesses and entrepreneurs in the developing world. and i want to thank supervisors campos and me for their
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co-sponsorship. we all know the small business community is the backbone of our local economy and this new partnership helps build on our commitment to work inside and outside of city hall to provide additional adequate resources to our small business community. in every neighborhood in san francisco there are hard working small business owners and entrepreneurs who currently lack access to the capital they need to start or expand their businesses. the same people who are laying the foundations of our local economy here in san francisco. when small businesses do well we all do well and they help create thriving neighborhoods and economies that we all hold dear here in san francisco. but the vast majority of small business owners and budding entrepreneurs came out, access the capital they need to start their businesses or expand as they want. they're denied loans for any number of reasons. and what these entrepreneurs do have is the passion, the plan and the people in their community that know and trust them. today with this resolution we have the opportunity to engage in and empower our communities in new ways with this partnership being one of the
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tools in the tool box to do so. has provided [speaker not understood] worldwide since 2005 through their website. kiva's platform operates by having what they refer to as a trustee. make recommendations about business owners and entrepreneurs that they have a personal relationship with. in 2011 kiva launched a new program called kiva zip here in the united states to directly connect kiva lenders to small business entrepreneurs in our country. the name of kiva zip is to expand financial opportunities and access to capital for small business owners who otherwise lack them. to reduce the cost of capital for borrowers who need it and enhance connectedness between lenders and borrowers. kiva zip loans start at $5,000 each, but once borrowers successfully repay their first loan, they have the ability to gain access to even more capital. to date over 12,000 lenders have loaned to u.s. entrepreneurs and small
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business owners and in just two short years kiva has helped small businesses and entrepreneurs access more than $1 million on loan capital. lastly, 47% of the loans made on kiva zip have been to female entrepreneurs and 50% of the loans have been made to ethnic minorities who typically face more severe financial exclusion. over the past few months my office has worked very closely with kiva representatives and city departments and staff to determine which would be the most beneficial partnership between kiva and the city of san francisco for our small business community. i'm extremely grateful that the office of he economic and work force development has agreed to act as the official city trustee who will be armed with the responsibility of helping to identify and recommend small businesses that can qualify as kiva borrowers in order to get access to kiva's large individual lending community. to be very clear, there is no liability financial or otherwise for the city for us entering into this new
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partnership with kiva. kiva zip trustee solely identify businesses for the platform but do not finance, guarantee or have any fiduciary duties. the trustees pledge to help by introducing those businesses and entrepreneurs to their networks and acting as a character reference to provide credibility for their business. over the coming months oewd is going to establish and open transparent process and by what qualifications potential borrowers in the city of san francisco will need in order to earn the official city recommendation to be an official kiva borrower. i also wanted to leave by personal example and personally now sign up as an official kiva zip trustee and have recommended abundant market in district 2 to be my first recommended kiva borrower. patrick and his wife abundant market are five months now into the business. they are an incredible local niche food store focused on selling food and drink choices with a european influence. they expressed interest in
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wanting to expand their business to provide catering and marketing opportunities and i hope my exposure to their network will help them reach their goal. on another note i know my office has been in contact and mev with each of the individual supervisors offices to get everyone else motivated and sign up as trustees as well so we can present a unified front as a city that we're willing to work inside and outside of our walls here in city hall to help our small business community. i want to thank all those who have been involved in this project over the past few months in bringing this new partnership to light. my staff in particular [speaker not understood] actually clark and justin from kiva and office of he economic work force development. i think we have an opportunity here to keep expanding the city's aide for small business community through this unique partnership. and as a city, we will once again be leading the way with the passage of this resolution by becoming the second city in the nation to officially sign on as a kiva trustee. when we have the opportunity to work with private partners who are willing to aide our
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neighborhoods and broader community, i think we need to jump on the opportunities when they arise. and i'm hopeful that this partnership will lead to the way for additional resoartiones that can help our small business community so we can continue to find our city's priorities inside and outside of our walls again in city hall that create, encourage, and spur he economic development in our small business community. the rest i submit. >> thank you, is supervisor farrell. supervisor mar? ~ >> thank you. colleagues, as our food security task force has annually looked at hunger and food and security in our city, i think a lot of their studies have shown that despite the he economic prosperity food and security is growing for many seniors and low-income people in our city. there are 37,000 people that currently access our so-called snap program, formerly known as food stamps and. examine ~ and actually today is a nationwide day called the snap call-in day to urge
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members of congress to vote no on the house reverend boydv can leadership plan to cut $40 billion to cut $40 billion over the next 10 years on funding for snap or food stamps for the vulnerable ~ and people that don't have any food. currently there are over 3 million residents in the state of california, and again over 37,000 people in our city, families and low-income residents that currently receive assistance from snap and our california cal fresh program. snap not only benefits low-income families, it also spurs our local economic activity and supports businesses that serve our low and moderate income communities. there is an estimate from moody's analytic that shows every dollar we spend as a nation on snap or food stamps benefits or generates $1.71 in he economic activities. it almost doubles the he economic activity based on the investment. so, the resolution that i'm introducing today will urge that our city and state
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officials work towards continued federal funding for snap and urge house members to vote no on any reductions in the snap program. and props to the food security task force and the food bank and the department of public health and many grassroots organizations like the food guardians and the southeast food, southeast task force and others for their work to make sure that hunger and food and security are eliminated in our city and i urge support for this measure. the rest i'll submit. >> thank you, supervisor mar. supervisor wiener. >> thank you, madam chair. less than a month ago we rolled out our bike share pilot program. it was very exciting and is a really terrific event for the city. it is a pilot program with 350 bikes in san francisco soon to be 500 bikes. and i think i and others in this chambers have been vocal that we need to expand
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city-wide sooner rather than later and make the investment and make sure we keep it on track so that it is a viable city-wide program to expand and make easier bike use throughout the city. and, so, this past spring, in fact, i authored a resolution and colleagues passed it unanimously urging the mta to quickly move to a city-wide expansion after the launch of the pilot program. now with the pilot program is in place, i'm requesting a hearing ~. however, the mta will report on the experience so far in terms of the data and usage and challenges around the bike share program, and where the agency will give its thoughts as well as the mayor's office and transportation authority about how we can have a timely shift to a city-wide program. so, i look forward to the conversation and i know we'll all work very hard to make this a reality. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. >> thank you, madam clerk. colleagues,