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this new building must be regulated and clearly defined so the marsh's performances are not interrupted, that no one is complaining about anything about the marsh because the marsh is a wonderful place. and i just can't they are not going to have a garage that boggles my mind. i must say. and as one who may not be driving too much longer i will know that it will make it impossible for all the traffic this last to be taken care of. thank you.
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>> thank you, next speaker. >> my name is annette roman. i have been take -- taking classes at the marsh. i have heard personal stories at the marsh about working as a bus driver, about native americans, italian americans, african americans, korean americans as marsh performers. watching in a solo and hearing a families most intimate stories. i don't know how to relate to people different from ourselves. these stories at the marsh are more quiet. my own stories are about the families at the holocaust.
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i performed in theatres in canada. i performed at screeching car alarms and shouting drunks. it would be impossible to tell my story of the legs of war if the lines are filled with the lines of construction and people outside a theatre. it's not just a selfish thing on my part. most of the theatres in san francisco are areas so gritty that only theatre performers would go there. the marsh is a unique source. please allow them to continue to put on a
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really good show. >> next speaker. >> my name issance -- an -ance -- i don't understand how this project could have gone so far. this is the best to marsh to opera or symphony. but somehow it is believed that marsh is indispensable which is not. this project, should have got the marsh as a sensitive
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user and the protection should have put in. i have been there coming to this show sense 80s. and it's totally unacceptable that this is happening. i don't know how legally it's working out but the project should go back to the drawing board at all possible production to be done to this theatre. if you have not been to the theatre i would urge you to go. thank you very much. >> my name is reese a. four 1/2 years ago the city took
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position to this district. then designated most buildings on valencia as historic. catherine moore said this should be someway of dealing with sites like this. she suggested stepping down the heights to somehow consider the street scapes. surely this is a place where those guidelines should seek precedence. for a development that maintains the cohesive neighborhood identity, preserves historic resources and enhances the unique character of this city. truly this building, twice as tall as it's neighbors is an important historic district neighborhood and community. the special quantities that make
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the mission attractive and vibrant are disappearing. artist, writers and musicians and families renters can no longer afford to live here. our cultural environment is being negatively impact by the lack of affordable housing these developments have produced. much has been driven out by escalating rents. we are asking you to use your discretion, there are as many laws, codes and rules in this city that support our appeal. and we hope that you do as well. thank you. a -- good afternoon. i'm the director of the program, marsh theatre. provides high
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quality theatre classes to 200 student at the marsh and at the san francisco public schools. all of our on-site classes are on a sliding scale. we are supported by the california arts council. in regards to the well being of the children to the marsh program. nyy classes take place monday through friday and 8-5 monday through friday where up to 50 children attend at once. many children come at once. so i hope extra precautions will be taken to protect them. the second concern is noise. student actors have small voices and need to be on stage. if heavy
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construction noise is heard through windows, potential partying and noise could be detrimental to our learning process. the third is the tolerance from the program on the outside. nyt events are noisy and spilling into the streets. we want to make sure the new residents are supportive of our environment. myt started 12 years ago. many of those students no longer live in san francisco and have moved to south san francisco and in fact noerng eligible for the support we have because we are no longer residents of san francisco. i think we need to be conscious and consider the.
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>> good afternoon. i'm an art teacher from the marsh. i'm work in other two organizations in the mission neighborhood. and a neighborhood with a lot of art and culture. it's sad to see they are very hurt. i'm a accurateor for the mission projects. i'm afraid this that will keep happening when these people are not tolerant to the culture of the mission. thank you. >> i'm a resident of the mission. although i'm a resident of the mission i would just note that the supervisor
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district right now valencia street and i live in supervisor wiener's side. however this issue strikes at the heart of the mission. i hope that we will in your deliberations on the topic consider strongly this development affect on the mission. i personally consider and i have the right. i voted. i consider this to the the 8 washington development on valencia. it's extremely unpopular among it's neighborhood and will have an impact of those that are there and inconsistently surrounding and in terms of the issue of parking and there is 12 spaces lost to parkletts. it's not that the parking a lot near
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valencia is gone. and the parking lot at the public parking lot at on bartlett that one section is reserved for monthly parkers and that is not available for people who come and go, and finally of course we are not talking about a few parking spaces on bartlett street. we are talking about a block of parking. these are real skwaenld and affect the long-term residents who live there. i hope when you now consider the eir report, please look at it. tl mr. williams has already pointed out that it's factually inaccurate. how can a body consider a document if the facts of the document are inaccurate and do not describe the circumstances. this needs to go back to the drawing room. it needs to be fresh end up and made accurate. i hope you will
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decide. thank you. >> good afternoon. i'm with 24. we are merchants in the neighborhood council with the district. we are here to support for the valencia street. we feel development should take consideration of the environmental i impact and seniors and culture. we see too many that are not benefitting around those around them. building houses is not just that. it's got to look at the whole picture. one size does not fit auchlt it should be left in the hands of the community and those that surround it. >> i want to thank our supervisors for letting us to
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do this. i'm a neighbor in the mission. i have a family and i'm a teacher at the marsh youth theatre. i started going there when taking my kids when they were very young and i was a parent and now i'm a member of the marsh. i want to ask supervisor wiener that you are very concerned about, you were asking the opinion of 12 apartments won't take too much parking that public transportation is only a block away. well, i would like you to ask some questions to ceqa, when they do an environmental study, they don't include you the impact on the cultural impact in the economic impact that they do in our neighborhood. our neighborhood is completely suffering a buys displacement on culture on our people as we say it as students cannot come. they are leaving our neighborhood. who is going
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to buy those apartments? it's local people. all those people are going to have cars. they are not going to have children. they are not going to need to come to the marsh. we are going to be on their way. even if we take care of the noise during the construction and there is a good litigation about that. there is no real follow up on those problems when the construction starts. i would like you to consider that as it has the protocols and they need to be up grade d for environmental needs. >> good afternoon, my name is
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mary gallagher. i'm an urban planner. i'm in full support of the objections raised by mr. williams. i would like to talk to you about three environmental acts. the first is a proposed receptor. the project is located to the interior sound level and it has never been enforced by the building requirement. i ask this be added as mitigation measure. in the absence you have not find this in good faith that the on-site interior sound would be been wn the legal requirements. that would be saying there won't be anymore armed robberies in san francisco because there is a law to stop that. unless laws
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are enforced, they are not complied with. we need a mitigation measure to enforce it. no. 2, the marsh is also a sound inspect ofrment . it is a school for children from ages 5-15. it identifies near schools of city college a block away. second, it is a neighborhood theatre. if you are going expand our definition of sound receptors in theatres located in the heart of the neighborhoods. we must adopt mitigation measures that limit this noise from construction and projects for a performance theatre. this is a threshold much lower for most uses. finally for someone who watches this from the early 2000s.
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>> thank you very much. next speaker.a hello, my name is courtney, first sunlight, the building is going to cat -- cast a shadow on our street. our quality of life will be compromised. second, i'm concerned about parking. as it is we don't have enough parking for current residents and neighborhoods in our neighborhood. not already will finding difficult parking will increase but circling of additional cars will be a problem. the addition of all
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these residents and their friends that this condominium will provide will only exacerbate these issues. i'm concerned about the excessive pollutants these vehicles will provide. finally as a bicyclist, i'm concerned about the additional cars. i'm concerned about cars that are ready to snatch a parking spot potentially hit me and others. i don't think these issues have been investigated enough and we don't know how severe the impact will be without an environmental impact report. >> good evening. my name is john barbie. i was here when i
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was 35 now i'm a senior citizen. we are a long standing historic district on the very edge of the gigantic plan which is recent. the valencia project was proposed almost immediately after that went through. this is really our first encounter with that gigantic. i think it's the whole chapter 8 which discusses historic resources and as you know this is directly next do are to a major resource cultural theatre comedy club in san francisco in a major resource in itself. i
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really urge you to support this appeal of the negative declaration. you cannot be so offhand about ceqa regulations and an environment that is this sensitive. it can't be that we have actually come to the point in san francisco where we need a high built density where we have some of our few surviving cultural resources. >> good evening, my name is leonard fisher. i have lived here for 40 years. i have 40 years experience in the building trades. as an engineer one must look at numbers. however many of the statements are unsupported by fact. where
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there are numbers there is a full impact nos. explored. as an compel of subjectivity the it's an example of subjectivity it dismisses aesthetic and commercial zoning and enhancement of the unique character of the mission. there are over 400 merchants who have opposed this. as an example of this failure to address the impact of numbers, the propose is project is an unacceptably high number of greenhouse gases. this is not addressed. the project is estimated to generate roughly 17 1/2 tons per resident per year of carbon dioxide equivalent. it will
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pollute more than double the current san francisco average rate of 6.7 tons per year. the rate will be higher due to additional emissions to increase additional parking. this will produce negative environmental impact and is contrary to city policy to reduce carbon emissions. considerations of this impacts as well as that of other projects located nearby but waved away and not being close by. ceqa demands evaluations.
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>> good afternoon. i'm a long time resident of san francisco and i'm here to support highly respect the community based marsh. we celebrated the 25th anniversary and where i have been an audience member and volunteer over a decade and where i have enjoyed many memorable sold out performance at this cultural resource. there are 700 shows with 305 adults and children in the area. i want to propose the majority of the performances by solo artist who require complete silence, although it's silence with loud and
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enthusiastic applause. the theatres don't mix. i urge you to expand the definition to address the sound to include small theatres and sound to this project. this theatre like the marsh can continue. for those who have not that had pleasure, the marsh and the best audience is an affordable theatre experience in a cultural heart beated of this corner of the mission of san francisco. finally this issue is as much about coexistence as it is about preservation of the marsh. latino culture and the mission as it is about the arts. thank you.
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>> good afternoon, supervisors, i'm going to be brief and ask that the eir conduct a full analysis. thank you. >> hi, my name is josh. i'm a solo performer. i have developed a number of shows. i was this a year before him, so i think i win. i used to li around the corner from the marsh on hill street in a basement and i would walk around and i would get the tell the story of my totally unknown family as i was growing up in this environment. it's a privilege to speak to this democratic body. it's a privilege to be heard both as a citizen and also an a performer and i want to reemphasize of
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what people have said is that silence is not just a bone us for the theatre, but if you don't have silence and you are doing a theoretical performance is like having a museum without walls or paintings for things to look at. it's everything. i would be really grateful as a citizen, as a lover of the marsh and the lover of san francisco in the mission district. i would be grateful if you can make sure that this project, it's not against condominiums, but the theatre is also important i'm not saying as important as condominium if a theatre can be brought up to the theatre. also
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supervisor avalos i would like to do a portrayal of your character. >> hello supervisor and other important people. my name is marty gomez. i'm a neighbor of the marsh. i have lived there for 35 years. i'm a performer at the marsh and perform regularly. i think i win. i'm not quite sure. i want to reiterate what people say the quiet is as much a part of our performance as our words. when i talked about this situation, they say, why don't you use a microphone. i could but in between there is still that important space in between the words and that's important for
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the audience. some of the words are funny and some of it is deep. right now after dia de los muertos. this is a heart time for artist in the mission district and the latino community. it's really a very appointive to be here. i want you to please consider the designate ors of the marsh. in the mitigation measures written in the building permit. also, i am not a fan of the parklett because i don't ride a bicycle. i say please more parking
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spaces and not less with this condominium . >> good evening. i'm an owner and property within the range of everything that goes on around the marsh. i particularly picked the building because i want to be more involved in the marsh. it's a family. i'm on the board of directors. i have produced shows and taken class after class and found it just a joy full part of my life. being part of the board i have to say that we were glad to see content fried chicken leave and we were very horrified to find out it was going to be put up
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against a large condominium. we couldn't find out any details. we kept asking and asking representative and making phone calls and day after day we came back to meetings and we had no more information. so i would please like the board to consider all of the negative sound environmental and noisy negative aspect of having a large billion for people without any parking. thank you very much.