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>> the city of san francisco sfgtv meeting of the full board of supervisors occurring tuesday, june 7, 2016 will begin shortly. >> >>[gavel]
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>> president breed: good afternoon and welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of june 7 3016. today is election day and the polls will be open until 8 pm. in your neighborhoods as well as 8 pm at city hall. mdm. clerk, please call the roll >> clerk: thank you. >> supervisor avalos:, here. >> president breed:, here. >> supervisor campos:, here. >>[adjournment], here. >> supervisor farrell:, here. >> supervisor kim: pier, here. >> supervisor mar:, here. >> supervisor peskin:, here. >> clerk: >> supervisor tang:, present. >> supervisor wiener:, present. >> supervisor yee:, present. >> clerk: you have a quorum all members are present >> president breed: please join us in the pledge of allegiance. >>[pleage of allegiance]
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>> president breed: all right. mdm. clerk any communications >> clerk: none to report mdm. pres. >> president breed: any changes to the april 26 or may third 2016 board meeting minutes? seeing none,, is a motion to approve those minutes? moved and seconded. colleagues, can we take that without objection? without objection those meeting minutes will pass after public comments. >>[gavel] >> president breed: please lead lead the consent agenda >> clerk: items 1-8 are considered routine. the member objects by the may be removed separately >> president breed: seeing no names on the roster mdm. clerk please call the roll. >> clerk: on item 1-8 >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> president breed: aye >> supervisor campos: aye
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>> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor peskin: aye >> supervisor tang: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> clerk: there are 11 aye >> president breed: those items are passed on the first reading adopted finally passed an approved. unanimously >>[gavel] >> president breed: item 9, please >> clerk: item 9 is a ordinance torment the ministry of code to prohibit the use of city funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law, except for individuals who been convicted of a violent or serious felony and held to answer for that violent or serious felony. >> president breed: supervisor avalos >> supervisor avalos: i just want to again thank everyone work together to come to this agreement. we have that unity as a city as to what our
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century city policies will be. so, i want to thank most of all [inaudible] for working with us till the very last minute last time. and i want to thank her for her flexibility in helping to move this unity. i also want to thank, of course, free sf the coalition that worked on this legislation with my office and with the sheriffs office. in particular, the agent log copies, sarah-and counselor-. similar organizations to also mention but i think it would be best to mention-and of course, jeremy pollock in my office to work on this. so, colleagues this is our second meeting and i want to thank you for coming together unanimously to support this united policy we have here in san francisco. >> president breed: thank you. colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call can
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we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes. the what finally passed unanimously >>[gavel] >> president breed: item number 10 please >> clerk: items in a ordinance to appropriate $207 million of revenue bond proceeds to the municipal transportation agency for transportation projects and women in this we are 2016-2017 >> president breed: same house, same call can we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes. the ordinance is passed unanimously on the first reading >>[gavel] >> president breed: item number 11 >> clerk: item 11 a ordinance to appropriate approximately $60 to the municipal transportation agency consisting of 3 million two total gem contribution and commendation with several other sources. to support planning, design and outreach for the transportation capital for the project in connection with the proposed old and state warriors event center and the mixed-use development in mission bay. the great supervisor avalos >> supervisor avalos: thank you. i was the only person who voted against the special fund for the warriors arena
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facilities and i do have to vote against this again. this is actually what comes down to the subsidy for the warriors arena i believe that the warriors should be paying more for the uses of funds to manage transportation and traffic impacts around the arena. so, this is to me a symbol of how places that don't have a lot of development, that don't have a lot of economic activity, lose out in how we make decisions about where we allocate funds for facilities and transportation projects as well as housing. so, i will be voting against it. i expect that i could be on the short end of the stick, but id to stand up for what i think is a wrong way that we do our
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budgeting across the city where places in the city that are seen robust development tend to absorb a lot of general fund dollars that could be available for other places that are not seeing back on development. speed that you supervisor avalos. see no other names on the rochester mdm. clerk please call the roll. >> clerk: item 11, >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: nay >> president breed: aye >> supervisor campos: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor peskin: aye >> supervisor tang: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> clerk: there are 10 aye and one nay. the ordinance passed on the first reading >>[gavel] >> clerk: item 12 and ordinance to appropriate approximately $7.69 in surplus revenue designated for the general reserve from the library and to reappropriate as debt service payment in fiscal year 2015-16 >> president breed: seeing no
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names on the roster mdm. clerk please call the roll >> clerk: on item 12, >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: >> supervisor yee: >> president breed: aye >> supervisor campos: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor peskin: aye >> supervisor tang: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> clerk: there are 11 aye >> president breed: the one that passes unanimously on the first reading >>[gavel] >> president breed: item 13-19 mdm. clerk please call them altogether >> clerk: item 13-19, utilize revenues and multiple reboots two different years so bear with this little reading these items are very dense. item 13 is 81 looks to appropriate a total of 272 million a proceeds from revenue bonds state of california water resources control board involving loan
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funds or grant funds will revenues and water capacity fees without san francisco public utilities commission or s.f. puc water enterprise capital improvement program for fiscal year 2016-17 at $150 million for fiscal year 2017-18 at $122 million and to reappropriate proximally $84 million for water capital improvement project appropriation $57 million in fiscal year 2016-17 and 27 $2 million-27 nine dollars and physical your 2017-8 injured in placing two and 21 male dollars of revenue bonds and single funds or grant funds proceeds and $5.3 million water capacity proceeds by project on controllers reserved item 14, and ordinance to appropriate a global proximally $1.2 billion a proceeds from revenue bonds state of california water resource
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control boards revolving loan funds were grant funds wastewater revenue and capacity fees for the s.f. puc's wastewater enterprise capital improvement program for 2016-17 and 39 $13 million for 2017-18 at $902 million. to reappropriate seven the dollars and approximately $10.8 million in wastewater revenue bond projects in this we are 2016-17. pleasing $1.1 billion in revenue bond was a loan or grant funds and $14.6 million and capacity fees by project on controllers reserved. item 15, ordinance to appropriate a total of $150 in hetch hetchy revenue. capt. trade revenue and power water revenue bond for the as a pc hetch hetchy capital improvement program to reappropriate 11 point 3 million in power revenue bond fund project in fiscal year
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2016-17 and 2p-appropriate 424.2 million and cz loan and revenue fund projects in placing $32.5 million of our bonds and $44.39 of water bonds and $4.2 million of cap and trade revenue on controllers reserved. item 16, and ordinance to authorize the issuance of sales tax exempt or taxable wastewater revenue bonds and other forms of indebtedness by the s.f. puc. in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1.1 billion to finance the cost of various capital wastewater projects benefiting the wastewater enterprise pursuant >> item 1706 two authorize the issuance of the sale of tax exempt or taxable water revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $265 million to finance costs of various capital water projects benefiting the water enterprise. item 18, ordinance to authorize the issuance and
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sale tax exempt or taxable power revenue bonds and forms of indebtedness by the sf puc in the aggregate principal amount amount not to exceed approximately $32.5 million to finance the cost of various capital projects benefiting the power enterprise and authorizing to issue refunding power revenue bonds declaring the official intent of the commission to reimburse itself with one or more issues of tax exempt or taxable bonds and ratifying treaties actions taken and item 19 as a resolution to approve and authorize the conveyance of one prominent easement to the city of modesto for $35,000 to be paid by dwg mchenry and llc to allow the widening of a portion of mchenry avenue and other improvements for property owned by the city under the jurisdiction of the san francisco public utilities commission. >> president breed: thank you. on those items, colleagues, and we take them same house, same call? can we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes. those ordinance passed unanimously on the first reading and the resolution is adopted. >>[gavel] >> president breed: mdm. clerk please call item 21-26 >> clerk: mdm. pres., item 20
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is a standalone item. should i call the one by itself >> president breed: oh, yes thank you >> clerk: item 20 resolution to authorize the sale issuance and execution of one or more series of san francisco municipal transportation revenue bonds in amount not to exceed 207 nine dollars >> clerk: colleagues, same house, same call can we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes. the resolution was adopted unanimously. >>[gavel]. now please call item 21-26 >> clerk: item 21, a resolution declaring the intent of the city and county of grand to reimburse certain expenditures from proceeds of future embodied indebtedness in amount not to exceed $50 million for 455 s. st. item 22, a resolution to authorize the execution and performance of an option to ground lease in connection with a parcel located at 455 s. st. at no cost to item 13 is a resolution
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to declare the intent of the city to reimburse certain extent years from proceeds of future bonded indebtedness in amount not to exceed $140 million for 2060 and 2070 fulsome st. item 24 resolution two authorize the execution of forms an option to ground lease a parcel located at 2070 fulsome st. for no cost. item 25 is a resolution in amount not to exceed $249 for 1601 and 1677 mariposa st. 35-497 carolina st., 395 and 420 wisconsin st. and 210 arkansas street. burn aggregate principal amount not to exceed $240 million and 26, a resolution in amount not to exceed two and $22 million for 909 and 921 howard st. 206-2 25th st. and 414 and thomas st. resolution declaring the intent of the city to reimburse
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certain expenditures from proceeds of future bonded this indebtedness >> president breed: thank you. supervisor campos >> supervisor campos: just a clarification for the record, i think the clerk said that item --item 13 is that item 23? i just want make a clarification. >> president breed: thank you. are we clear mdm. clerk speak with >> clerk: yes >> president breed: with that colleagues, can we take these items same house, same call queen? without objection the resolutions are adopted unanimously >>[gavel] >> president breed: mdm. clerk please call and 27 >> clerk: item 27 a rental resolution to approve a cooperative agreement between the city and state of california department of transportation concerning the design and construction of the 19th ave. combine city project including pedestrian safety transit improvements in utility upgrades along 19th ave. between you the paris hour boulevard and lincoln way >> president breed: same house, same call can we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes.
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>>[gavel] read item 28 >> clerk: i didn't item 20 admission code to require the installation and use of telematics vehicle tracking system in all motor vehicles owned or leased by the city and other than the close use for law enforcement and submission of an annual report by the city administrator on vehicle use based on data derived from those systems and to affirm the planning departments ceqa determination >> president breed: supervisor yee >> supervisor yee: thank you. the legislation before you for you to consider today is about increasing public safety and accountability of public dollars. in 2014, san francisco adopted these vision zero policy, where we have committed to work toward the goal of the zero traffic deaths by 2024. we have a long ways to go. every year about 30 people lose their
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lives and over 200 are seriously injured by traveling on our streets. these deaths and injuries are unacceptable and preventable. vision zero is about city officials, city employees, and community members working together and committing to create safer streets. what is been brought forth for your consideration today is to extend telematics into the majority of our cities leads of more than 3000 vehicles. in the last five years, we have spent nearly $77 million in litigation and settlement directly related to our cities fleet of vehicles. as elected officials, we are charged with an expected to be accountable for a public dollars. this is why last year i directed the budget legislative analyst to produce a report and old a hearing on
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this report and i was cosponsored by many of you. the benefits shown on this report in terms of safety improvements, savings and environmental benefits are clear. undeniably beneficial and proven. telematics has been used as a correct trained to improve driving habits, decrease inappropriate or unauthorized use, and has shown to have environmental benefits in reducing emissions in many locations in the united states. telematics sometimes are first added a black boxes. it is a technology that has gps along with capacities to collect information and data such as speed, hard braking or acceleration, mechanical diagnosis, could this technology is currently in early 9% of our city's fleet of
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vehicles. it has already proven to have increase safety by reducing the number of collisions. for example, mta conducted a pilot similar to not technology in one year reduce collisions by 50%. i want to thank the advocates who have the support of this legislation, including lot sf but by coalition the and vision zero coalition. i would also like to thank my staff, erika mae born, we saw this legislation through. now, what i'd like to mention here is that we are not including law enforcement officers at this point because there was some details to be worked out and i didn't want to start this process anymore for the rest of the fleets, but rest assured, i will be working with the-our city administrator google come up with airport in the next few
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months so we can move forward to include the law enforcement officers in this particular item. to follow legislation should it's critical we work towards our vision zero goals by changing our culture to smart and proven policies and to our language and how we speak about our goals. so, this is the reason i am making a motion for two minor amendment. you have a copy of that and that will be better aligned. these basically are minor language amendments, better align with our vision zero goals. so, on page 1 line 24, to reduce all traffic fatalities, and on page 2, line 13, the word accident, which may not be avoidable, is
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changed to collisions. so when i talk about accidents could talk about collisions, which we can work to address and reduce. so, colleagues, i hope you will all the joining me to support this. >> president breed: supervisor trini has made a motion. second? second by supervisor peskin. can we take that amendment without objection? without objection the amendment passes unanimously >>[gavel] >> president breed: supervisor kim became i would have my name as co-sponsor and think norman yee for his office and his work. to put this into implementation get when we attended the vision zero conference in new york, over a year and half ago, this vehicle traffic and system was viewed as were the key and critical components to ensuring vision zero by city owned and city driven vehicles of which about many here in san francisco. so i'm glad to see that we are moving this forward and i want to thank supervisor yee for his work. >> president breed: thank you. colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call as amended? without objection,
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this ordinance passes unanimously as amended on the first reading >>[gavel] >> president breed: item 29, please >> clerk: item 29, corridor look amend the medicine go to our appraisals and appraisals with you for sincerity city jurisdiction transfers acquisitions conveyances on lease of real property required appraisals conform to the uniform standard professional appraisal practices and be prepared by qualified appraisers and to increase the rent limits the director properties existing authority to enter into leases for the city. >> president breed: colleagues can we take this item same house, same call-supervisor peskin >> supervisor peskin: first of all, i would like to thank my staff we have heard, as well as the head of our department of real estate, john update, for working on this matter for the last several months. the legislation before you is really an update to chapter 23
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of the administrative code that will standardize how the city acquires and conveys real property as well as how we deal with leases. this is modeled in many ways after state and federal law, and will ensure that the city gets at least 100% of the appraiser market value when it sells or leases land. it also provides for third-party appraisal review of appraisers of certain threshold about you could i also think our enterprise departments further engagement on this legislation. as we all know the enterprise components which include the mta, the airport, and public utilities commission have some discretion to conduct a real property transactions on their own outside of the purview of our department of real estate. this legislation provides standard procedures for leases that enterprise the parties enter into without interfering with the core
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functions of these enterprise departments under the city charter. to that end, i have some brief amendment based on our conversations with court staff which you can find on page 8 of the subject legislation did i previously distributed copies to all of you specifically at page 8, line 7-10, we would like to amend to add the following language quote, unless the executive director of the port determines the real property under cold that the rental rate for the proposal lease meets or exceeds port commissions annually adopted parameter rental rate for such real property, at line 14, on the same page, remove the language, executive director of the port determines applying the market rent requirement would conflict with the port commissions annually adopted parameter rental rate for the proposed leases. that was dealt with in the previous amendment. finally, on line 12 of the same
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page, add a the language, the board of supervisors on high-resolution lesser a proper public purpose or three, and skip two line 16, commission or agency determines with director of property concurrence that an independent appropriately qualified real estate economic expert is better suited than appraiser to perform the rental analysis. if there's any questions, the representatives of the ports one hand with regard to those amendment. if not i like to move those amendment and adopt the legislation as amended on its first reading >> president breed: just for clarity supervisor peskin, you don't have those amendment for distribution? >> supervisor peskin: yes they didn't previously distributed to your offices and i've asked her copies. >> president breed: okay. supervisor peskin has made a motion to amend? second by
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supervisor peskin. colleagues, can we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes. the amendment passes >>[gavel] >> president breed: i just had a point of clarification, question, supervisor peskin. i apologize but i did not get a chance to talk to you about this before. but we in my district have a situation with a property that's under the former successor agency the redevelopment, which is appraised property but there's a high expectation of significant community benefits. that will be attached to this property. we are required under state law to dispose of the assets. yet, there is going to be a challenge to hold any property or future property owner accountable to providing a significant level of community benefits without attaching that somehow to a price negotiation and i want to understand how this legislation could impact a project of that nature.
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>> supervisor peskin: so, first of all, we have counsel here but i do not believe that our chapter 23 provisions apply to ocii, the successor agency and the indeed invoke an appraisal statute under state law as you previously referenced. but relative to an appraisal process, the value of the property is what a knowledgeable buyer would pay a knowledgeable seller based on comparable sales of similar property. if those community benefits were to be deducted from that value you'd have to-derby and appraisal problem and somebody would have to assess the value of those community benefits which presumably would be a deduction from the praise for market value. >> president breed: okay. so if that happens, in the case of the successor agency which definitely has its own process, that happens for example in the case of the city is closing of any assets in the same capacity we are talking about making sure there's clear-there is a clear match to the appraised
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value though that the city ultimately doesn't lose any money? >> supervisor peskin: corrected ultimately it's a function of how the city through its department of real estate instructs an appraiser. for instance, in the case of what actually started this whole ball rolling 30 van nuys, if the city is demanding that the property include 20% of for the housing on-site, that is what a appraiser would have to about you wait in conducting that fair market value appraisal. >> president breed: grades. that clarifies it. thank you so much. colleagues, seeing no names on the roster, for item number 29, as amended, can we take this item same house, same call? without objection to the ordinance passes unanimously on the first reading as amended >>[gavel] >> president breed: item 30,
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please speak up item 30 resolution to a seat and approved and/or ports for the central market committee benefit district for calendar year 2014. >> president breed: colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call? can we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes. >>[gavel] >> president breed: item 31 >> clerk: item 30 1a ward asked to amend the planning code to offer greater fax ability in the screening and enclosure of rooftop mechanical equipment modifying the block alley controls and their collectibility to the south of market neighborhood commercial transit district fulsome street neighborhood commercial transit district, and the regional commercial district and see-three district to affirm the planning department's ceqa determination and make people but findings >> president breed: same house, same call? can we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes. >>[gavel] >> president breed: item 32 >> clerk: item 32 a resolution to clear the intention of the board of supervisors to order the vacation of a portion of jesse street and a portion of alum aly northwestern of mission and for street in connection with the ocean white
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center project at 51st st. subject to certain conditions and set a hearing date for all persons interested in the proposed vacation of said street areas. the breed supervisor >> supervisor cohen: thank you good i do for item number 32. this a technical amendment. colleagues at the request of our clerk i want proposed amendment to this particular items are we for both the resolution and the companion ordinance of the may 23 land-use committee. at that hearing, we do not amend the resolution to include the date for the committee as a whole hearing for the proposed street vacation. i like to move we amend this item to include this that the date, which is july 19 . the clerk has circulated copies to you >> president breed: okay. supervisor >> supervisor cohen: has made a motion to amend. is there a second? second. can we take the amendment can we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes. >>[gavel] >> president breed: supervisor
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peskin >> supervisor peskin: colleagues, i just rise to let everybody know why i am dissenting in this vote and that is because i think it is terrible planning policy to abandon our streets and alleys. i think we probably all learned that in the 1950s when jane jacobs wrote about the life and death of great american cities and so i will be dissenting on item 32. >> president breed: thanks. mdm. clerk please call the roll >> clerk: supervisor trainee >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> president breed: aye >> supervisor campos: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor peskin: nay >> supervisor tang: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> president breed: the
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resolution is adopted >>[gavel] >> president breed: please call adam 33 and 36 together >> clerk: item 33 is a motion to confirm the controllers appointment of james boyce to the local homeless correlating board term ending the 21st 20 good i'm 34 appointing joseph mcglade to the assessment appeals board number three term ending september 4, 2017. item 35 is a motion to reappoint howard bloomberg and howard strasser to the pedestrian safety advisory committee terms ending march 28, 2018 and i'm 36 is a motion to appoint marilyn discovery to the mental health board term ending generally 31st 2019 >> president breed: mdm. clerk, on those items please call the roll. >> clerk: item 33-36 supervisor >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> president breed: aye >> supervisor campos: aye
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>> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor peskin: aye >> supervisor tang: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> clerk: there are 11 skype >> president breed: of those items approved unanimously >>[gavel] >> clerk: item 37 motion to appoint zero and brent-to the public park station committee advisory committee terms ending separate 24th 2017 >> president breed: proviso avalos >> supervisor avalos: can this citizen advisory committee is in my district and since the rules committee and the today we've talked about to the mta about actually working towards reauthorizing this citizens advisory committee to enhance and increase the scope and mission of the advisory
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committee as well's jurisdiction. so, i will be going to the last-the next advisory committee meeting at the end of june and be discussing with them reauthorizing the actual committee and coming forward at the end of july with a new authorization that would change the configuration and structure of this committee. so, today i'll be requesting that we table this item and come back with a new version of it that will cover other issues that include bus rapid transit as well as tional issues between city college and the balboa park station area. >> president breed: supervisor avalos has made a motion to table. moved and seconded. colleagues can we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes. the motion to table passes unanimously >>[gavel] >> president breed: we are now at our 2:30 pm on additions.
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today, we have one accommodation from supervisor from district 1, supervisor eric mar >> supervisor mar: thank you. i am honored today and i think supervisor campos for joining me as well, well been the chairperson of the-tribe rosemary-who is here good i want to first also say she is a credible scholar and a great granddaughter of--who is baptized at mission san jose in 1864. i won't go into her whole record of service to not only the-people but many other types, bows eight chairperson,, thank you for keeping the history of legacy and ongoing struggles of the people alive here in the san francisco bay
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area region the behalf of the people of the city and county of san francisco, we honor the--tribe diverse peoples of this land this commendation from the board of supervisors. i want to also say that the tribal administrator ms. norma sanchez is also here with us in the chambers thank you to her for joining us today could i respect him is also acknowledge and thank two of chairperson -liaisons in san francisco who represented her really incredibly in san francisco. the late dr. estella jackson who we honored in a previous board meeting, but she can we continue to celebrate and treasure her work on behalf of the-a few hunters point communities and all san francisco, but also we are grateful for mr. and cisco the cost this continuation of the legacy and struggle of the people here at san francisco that. so, what is in behalf of our city and county i call upon chairperson rosemary camera to address the people san francisco but before she speaks like to allow san francisco's to say a few words.
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>> testifier: supervisors, today is a historical moment. where to supervisors, david campos and arrow mar both have chosen to honor the first people of san francisco, the--. so i call upon our rosemary [sp?] to speak to the supervisors and also address our mayor why suppose is missing to this deliberation. >> testifier:[foreign language] rosemary-.[foreign-language]i
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am here today to show my respect to each and every one of you. i also request of you
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respect and peace. my first grandfather,--, was born at the presidio. and, he instructed his children, or our previous relations, that we should love and work with one another, especially his children, his grandchildren, not to allow others to suppress us. for some reason, he knew that with time, people were going to change and our fight for freedom, or even
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for one to survive on our holy lands, would be a struggle, but not only for our people, but for each and every one of you here because you have to make the decision to acknowledge us. you would have to make the decision to respect our people for being and having assets in this area, and also having birth rights to all aspects of economic assets good and have the opportunity to work with you as a partner. so, with that i want to thank each one of you, please, create a partnership where we can complement one another. so we can allow one another to make individual religious opinion,
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or express, their belief as well as allow our tribe to exercise their rights to economic development on their holy lands. so, with that, i would like to end by saying i am here to help the homeless. i am here to help those in need. we all need somehow. but some more than others. but i am here. and i believe in taking care of our communities. i made that promise, spiritual promise, to my sister, aspinall of jackson, who held my hand and said don't give up and i said, okay, baby just hold her hand could give us strength. as
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you said you have mine. but when i pass don't forget my work. don't forget my name. to this day, i carry babies name and good work for the people thank you. and very much appreciate it. >>[applause] >>
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>> president breed: thank you for your service and again, congratulations. with that, colleagues, we will return to our regular agenda and move two committee reports. >> clerk: item 42 considered by the government audit and oversight committee at regular meeting on thursday, june 2 and was forwarded to the board as a committee reports and recommended as amended with the same title. it's an ordinance too many ministry of code to revise the residential unit conversion ordinance to acquire
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hosting platforms to verify the residential unit is on the city registry prior to the listing to acquire hosting platforms to respond to notices and requests for information, to provide for civil administrative and criminal penalties against hosting platforms for violations of the residential units conversion ordinance and to affirm the planning department determination. >> president breed: supervisor weiner you have a amendment supervisor supervisor >> supervisor farrell: i like to ask to be recused >>[reading code] supervisor farrell like to be excused. is there a motion? moved and seconded. colleagues, get this can we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes. you are excused supervisor farrell >>[gavel] >> president breed: supervisor weiner i'm sorry. supervisor campos >> supervisor campos: thank you good ideas only appropriate given mr. nature that today i'm wearing i lay as i'm talking
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about this piece of legislation, which has been long come on time coming. i want to thank my cosponsor supervisor peskin. i want to thank a very broad coalition that includes a very diverse group of people who normally are not on the same side of this type of an issue. but, how we got here is after a long fight, including a pretty, i think, difficult fight at the ballot, but we decided to do and think about how to address the problems that clearly remain on this issue is to present as we have presented a pretty modest and a pretty simple proposal that essentially, try to preserve san francisco's housing. this
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legislation in a very simple way, mandates and that what web platforms that engage in short-term rentals reports, not hinder, the enforcement of our short-term rental object again, as a repeatedly have said, it's not about changing the current law. it is simply about enforcing that law. that is what supervisor peskin and i have put forward. also want to thank supervisor mar supervisor avalos for the cosponsorship. this proposal mandates that hosting platforms like airbnb their firehose has registered with the city before advertising their short-term rental on its website. if a hosting platform fails to do so , the platform itself will be penalized for up to $1000 a day . while the current law has set rules for hosts stipulating that all closeness register with the city, more than 75% of airbnb 7000, plus in san
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francisco have in fact not registered. in fact come up we have only received 1800 applications to open since the launch of the program and that's essentially 26% of the 7000 airbnb hosts we know. short-term rentals that have been issued are 1300 24 or 18.9% of the 7000 host with airbnb to last year's budget analysis report found that airbnb alone has taken up to 2000 entire units of housing, 2000, completely off the market. this is why we need to bring the hosting platforms into compliance. the one thing from our perspective that has been missing in the existing airbnb short-term rental law is corporate accountability. the weakness of the law is that corporate accountability is essentially nonexistent. it's
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not surprising, given that corporations that ultimately controls a large part of the market is the one that actually broke the law as we know it. i have met with many home shares, and let me say, once again, as we have repeatedly said supervisor peskin and i throughout this process we support capital host, mom and pop hosts, will not be impacted in any way because of this law. we are simply focusing the law and enforcement on the corporations. i want to address a couple of misconceptions about the legislation. some have claimed that the legislation would force platforms to police short-term rentals. that could not be further from the truth. if your rental car agency and you have
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to make sure the person that you rent that vehicle to actually has a license before you run them a car. that's exactly what we are asking the short-term rental platforms to do here. second, on a huge support of internet freedom and we were carefully not only with the city attorney, but also with online advocacy groups to make sure that this legislation passes legal muster. again, i want to thank the broad range of people who have formed this coalition. again, microsoft or supervisor peskin and his chief of staff sunny and glue, the tenants union, local two, juju, tenants together, san francisco apartment association, senior disability action, share better, housing rights committee, and many many more. also want to thank the city attorney especially rob koppel [sp?] for the phenomenal work they've done and i especially want to highlight the incredible work over the years on this issue from carol guzman
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in my office and i don't know if carol is in the room, but we would not be able to be here today without carolyn. with that, before i turn it over to colleagues and your other comments, i do have a final point to make and is by way of a question. if i made through the chair, i would like to ask a question if i may to the city attorney. mr. deputy is sen. john another people gibner a number people have been raising concerns about the committee's indecency at. can you explain how we have addressed that issue and how you feel about the legality of what were putting before this body today? >> city attorney: deputy city attorney john gibner. first of all, as we do any time members of the public right litigation
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to challenge any ordinance proposal for the board, we've advise you confidentially regarding legal issues, but generally, following your direction, we drafted this ordinance in order to avoid the medication decency act issue that is been raised publicly that you mentioned. essentially, the ordinance does not regulate the content that hosts post on the website, the listing platforms should rather, the ordinance merely regulates business activity of those platforms that engage in hosting services. >> supervisor avalos: thank you mr. gibner and thank you to the city attorney for the amazing work it with that i respectfully ask for your support. we believe this a pretty modest piece of legislation and this is one of those things where we should not be fighting about this and my hope is we have as much
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support on this board as possible. thank you >> president breed: thank you supervisor campos. supervisor weiner >> supervisor wiener: all be supporting this legislation today. as i've said many times, we need improved enforcement and i think this, although i know there are potentially some legal issues here, it is a step in the direction of more enforcement did i do want to just note a couple things and one thing in particular. i do not agree with the i think sometimes that characterize agent we hear that no one is registering. the fact is, and we heard this as you know colleagues, i hold quarterly oversight hearing on short-term rental enforcement at the land use and transportation committee. what we saw in the last presentation from the opposite of short-term rental is that we are seeing an acceleration of registrations. last year, unfortunately, was a partially lost year becae
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given that basically immediately after we adopted the legislation at issue, it was announced that was a failure within like 3-4 weeks. and proposition fc thereafter was proposed. not surprisingly, a lot of posts decided they were not going to run ahead and register when they would not even know what the rules were going to be. once proposition f was defeated by the voters and since then we've seen an acceleration and the number of hose registering. there has been a steady increase and it has been a significant increase compared to what was before. when you have this many hosts it's not going to happen overnight but were moving in a positive direction with that said, improved enforcement is a good thing to enforce the law. i do have a amendment which i've shared with supervisor peskin and supervisor campos
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which is distributed. when is a technical amendment on page 4, line 8, adding the words, providing reservation and payment services for a listing of. this is recommended by the city attorney a technical amendment. a amendment i'm also offering directs the office of short-term rentals to both promulgate wools and regulations be simplified and streame host registration process, and also within 45 days of the effective date of the legislation to report back to the board of supervisors with recommendations about how the registration process can be improved, expanded, streamlined, made simpler, made more user-friendly. the process right now is quite cumbersome for many hosts could especially, when you talk about those that are only engaging short-term rentals for say a few days of the year or a week or two a year. it's a process to go through for not doing
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very much short-term renting. so, in order to get those numbers off and to keep that momentum we need to make the process more streamlined, less cumbersome, and so, the legislation, the amendment on proposing would direct the opposite short-term rentals to come back to us and to say or tell us what regulations they've issued to try to improve the process and if we need to do eight legislation, to make it a more streamlined process to recommend to us how to proceed and so that is the minutes i make and that is my motion. >> president breed: thank you supervisor weiner has made a motion to amend and the medics have been circulated. they then seconded by supervisor campos. colleagues, can we take the amendment can we take that without objection? without objection the motion passes. >>[gavel] >> president breed: seeing no other names on the roster, i'm clerk please call the roll on
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the item >> clerk: on item 42 as amended >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> president breed: aye >> supervisor campos: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor peskin: aye >> supervisor tang: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> clerk: there's 10 aye >> president breed: the one that says amended passes unanimously on the first reading >>[gavel] >> president breed: item number 43, please >> clerk: item 43 considered by the land-use and transportation committee director meeting on monday, june 5 at 1:30 pm and was recommended as amended with the same title and it's a ordinance to dedicate city jurisdictional property located on a portion of state trust parcel to commonly known as mission bay park p-six as open space public
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right-of-way and naming the new part mission bay kids part accepting an irrevocable offer the acquisition facilities that comprise the park improvements the main site facilities for public open space and park purposes except in the park for maintenance and liability purposes subject to specified limitations adopting the sql findings and making other appropriate finance. >> president breed: rollcall vote the clerk on item 33 >> president breed: excuse me. supervisor kim speak >> supervisor kim: i want to emphasize the point of this expedited legislative we have a children's playground built by our master developer in mission bay and due to several different hurdles and agency bureaucracy, we've not been able to open this part. i do want to knowledge many residents who've seen this playground and been incredibly frustrated by seeing a resource they can use, given the growing population here in this mission bay and the which we expect that 15,000 new residents by 2017. many of whom are young couples and families. you can
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see this when you go to the mission bay library branch. the afternoon storytime is packed with young children with their families and this part is an additional resource that holds us ensure we are building complete neighborhoods on behalf of our communities. i do want to recognize and thank ocii. i see mark-who's been working closely with our office to expedite this process did we can open this playground in the summertime and ensure that this resources available to the public. we will be working very closely with our multiple agency to see what we can do to expedite this process for future conveyances of parks and streets as we continue to build out this new neighborhood. colleagues, ask for your support >> president breed: thank you. i'm clerk please call the roll >> clerk: item 43 speedy aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> president breed: aye >> supervisor campos: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye opposed? aye >> supervisor kim: aye
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>> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor peskin: aye >> supervisor tang: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> president breed: the item passes unanimously on the first reading >>[gavel] >> president breed: was go to local introductions. >> clerk: supervisor >> supervisor yee: your first to introduce new business >> supervisor yee: submit >> clerk: supervisor avalos >> supervisor avalos: thank you. today i'm submitting a carbon tax could pay tax on nonrenewable energy that will be used to support the expansion of seeing san francisco urban forest. this tax would also help to incentivize or make an incentive for people to move to our clean power sf program. so it's a very timely that in that way. over the years, the city has relinquished its responsibility over maintaining
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street trees. i believe that is an act that has disproportionately affected working-class communities where single family homes are predominant and many people in my district struggle for pain that so this tax is also linked by an effort to take carbon out of the atmosphere by creating disincentives for people to receive their electricity from nonrenewable sources, as well as to incentivize the trees that will help pull carbon out of the atmosphere. the way that this carbon tax would work, the controller would generate about $80 million a year and there are exemptions. anyone who receives at least $.50 to 2% of their electricity from a new
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will sources, clean power sf customers would be exempt from this tax. this tax would continue the broad exemption for low income customers better in the current utility users tax and that would include all tier 1 customers would continue their exemption, which would represent 40% of residential customers in san francisco. care customers, as well, would it be exempt, the ones that receive a family electric rate assistance. they would be exempt. currently, commercial customers pay 7.5% of a tax on both electrical and natural gas them a while residents residential customers pay no tax. so, this would actually increase from that 7.5% among 2.5% more to an overall 10% increase. based on the average
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residential pg&e bill in san francisco being $108 for electrical and natural gas use, this tax will be an additional $2.70 a month all coming from the natural gas side, which is, of course a nonrenewable. the rest, all colleagues i will sum it >> clerk: thank you supervisor avalos good president breed >> president breed: think. this is an exciting time of the year because there's only great things happening all over the city and especially in my district and i want to take this opportunity to highlight just a few. tonight, from five-7 pm sf jazz and proxy will be hosting their second annual neighborhood block party at patricia's green. in hayes valley on acadia and hays, which also kicks off the 34th annual sf jazz festival. there'll be live music, movies, shown on a big screen, the beer garden is always really popular and food trucks. so stop i hayes valley tonight. on saturday, june 11, there's a grill in the model, which is hosted by adrian williams of
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the village project. it's a great event. it happens every single year. it said hamilton playground. it's a fun, exciting event. there's food, activities for kids, and there's music did a lot of great blues performers will be present. so, stop by between the hours of noon and 5 pm on saturday. finally, on sunday, there will be the 39th annual state be as very street there which will take place on from 11 am-6 pm. it'll be on the street between coal and trader street. the fair will feature arts and crafts three musical stages and a family area. this year's strict stage will also feature performance by paul kander, when the original members of the psychedelics rock band and the jefferson starship and a native san franciscan. he'll be honoring
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him at that dickerson is good thank you supervisor peskin. with that, colleagues, i have one last item and in memoriam for mrs. emma jean burress. she is the mother of civil rights attorney john burris, and she passed away this friday, may 27, and supervisor cohen and i would like to adjourn the board meeting today in her honor. mrs. burress was an exceptional dresser without, the colorful hats. sure my me a lot of my grandmother when i was c john burris pictures of his mom she'd always have a beautiful hats on. she had a cat for every occasion matching gloves, purse and shoes. persaud was beautiful just as beautiful as her outfits in her motto was, if i can be helpful i will. she
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was very helpful to so many. for many years, she operated the summer side home and marengo residential facility for those who are physically handicapped or develop mentally disabled. she treated the clients as her children and instructed all employees to do the same. she also participated in a number of nonprofit organizations, including the national council for negro women whose mission is to advance the opportunities and quality of life for african-american women and families. she was a member of the delta sigma beta sorority in african-american public service oriented sorority that educates the community on issues affecting their lives. and, the continentals of omega boys and girls club of vallejo which promotes the health, social education and character development of children in vallejo. mrs. burress was married for 67 years to the late -and they have six children. she is survived by her daughter
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faye anderson, her son, rev. dr. ronald burris, mr. clinton burress, and mr. john burris. a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. mrs. burress was the matriarch of her family who treated everyone with kindness and sincerity good she will be dearly missed. the rest i submit >> clerk: thank you. supervisor campos >> supervisor campos: submit >> clerk: supervisor >>[adjournment] >> supervisor cohen: submit >> clerk: supervisor farrell speed >> supervisor farrell: submit >> clerk: supervisor mar >> supervisor mar: today on election day him and recent charter ballot measure for the november out to expand democracy in san francisco for tens of thousands of immigrant parents by allowing noncitizens the right to vote in school board elections. i want to
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thank especially some momentum and david chiu of michael's father supervisor campos and avalos cohen weiner and others. i also want to say it's been a 20 year struggle for voting rights for immigrant communities. our coalition of parents and immigrant organizations spans all of our neighborhoods of our city and now is the time the weekend in san francisco pass a measure like this. i also want to say that san francisco would not be alone. chicago, new york city, and a number of jurisdictions throughout this country have allowed noncitizens the right to vote but for most of the united states of america, history, noncitizens have been allowed to vote. it's only in the nt immigrant movements of the 1920s the repression of that era that was wiped away and now is the time for san francisco grassroots networks of immigrant communities, parents, and others that want expanded democracy to step forward to put san francisco on the map to making it free again.
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i also want to say too, are immigrant parents and immigrant committee organizations are ready from their own networks from past elections to the specter of donald trump in the immigrant rhetoric at the national level san francisco could stick step four to expand rights for immigrants while others are attacking immigrants. also, i want to thank leaders from our immigrant rights commission by cathy cole and others for dancing this over the years. matt gonzalez and-to others over the years but especially our grassroots coalition, giving a voice to parents and expanding democracy is the right thing to do in san francisco. it also will help improve our school system by engaging more immigrant parents into the process of their children's education. lastly, i will say expanding democracy is right for san francisco and
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immigrants deserve the right to vote in school board elections. also, i like to be referred after supervisor peskin talk about the done right the rest i'll submit >> clerk: thank you. supervisor peskin >> supervisor peskin: taking mdm. clerk. colleagues, i actually spoke to the legislation that supervisor mar just referenced last week so i will not speak about it again, but today i will speak to legislation that we are introducing, which will ban candidate control general-purpose committees in the city and county of san francisco. the general-purpose committees have been used to raise unlimited funds for unspecified measures, usually over a number of election cycles, and in essence, stylish uncontrolled funds for candidates were elected officers who control them. unlike candidate controlled
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ballot measure committees, which are stylish to support or oppose a specific proposition or initiative ordinance, general-purpose committees do not need to specify with the money being raised is going to be spent on. as a result, as far as i can tell, the primary incentive to donate to these committees is to create a special relationship between the donor and the elected official which is a recipe for undue influence if not legal corruption. not only that, these committees allow candidates and elected officers to circumvent the campaign contribution limits that exist in their own candidate races. on this election day, we have a duty as elected officers and has occasional candidates to periodically turn the lens inward and scrutinize our own practices, and in doing so to work to reduce the influence of money in our political system. it doesn't take much introspection to realize the obvious. the amount of money flowing in and out of our political ecosystem here in san francisco is seemingly without
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limit. to the extent that the sources of these funds are increasingly consolidated among a small handful of the ordinarily wealthy special interest, the voices of everyday state's san franciscans and residents are being drowned out by an ocean of money. i want to thank the friends of ethics for the research and investigation of candidate control general purpose committees and also bob stern, otherwise known as the godfather of campaign finance reform in the state of california is eloquent presentations on this issue, and i want to thank at the city attorney andrew chen, for drafting this measure in adding candidate control is a proactive step in the right direction and i look forward to continuing this conversation and garnering your support over the coming weeks and months. the rest i will submit. i do want to adjourn today's meeting in the memory of the gene rattner [sp?] and mike and condolences to her husband, lee rattner and to her two children.
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>> clerk: thank you. before we get to you supervisor cannot understand supervisor 10 m you'll be cementing. thank you. supervisor mar >> supervisor mar: i want to thank supervisor peskin for his comments last week on density done right. as an effort to move forward san francisco's protection assault businesses and residents will also producing more portable housing and housing for our city. i want to acknowledge that was approved by the mayor's office last year to support his version of a density bonus for the westside and other neighborhoods but it became apparent to me by my review of the legislation that had not been thoroughly vetted, special decimal si communities by no supervisor tang has engaged or neighborhood and it seemed to me it did not do enough to fully promote truly affordable
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housing and protect the afford housing stock in the city. i want to note, huge advocate building more affordable housing and housing in general but i don't think any development should come at the cost of the rampant convictions of our residents and loss of our small business sectors as well. so, in the past few months i am my office and others in the richmond district work to ensure that a richmond district residents and all of our residents had a chance to at least engage on the mayor's proposal but supervisor tang's proposal, and i think to further the fruit of our labors to that effort from supervisor peskin affordable housing groups and tenant rights organizations in my office. as a progressive i'm not against building more housing kit in fact, it is critical for our whole region, but am actively leading to create more and to preserve more housing for the majority of san franciscans. this legislation and with the proposed increase to our inclusionary housing requirements of today's ballot, will once again respond to our city's most critical need in the regions need as well. i think the density done right ordinance much is about ensuring that we are prioritizing housing developers are low income and middle
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income residents, is it also about ensuring the community has some real meaningful input and access into the planning process as well. so, this is been a long process for our city force san francisco. i think density done right is the right thing to do and it helps us work together with committee leaders in every district and hopefully consolidate the planning commissions awful recommendations or so i really thank supervisor peskin and the housing justice and affordable housing groups are putting their work in many of the small business organizations working on this as well. i urge support as it moves forward to the sport. the rest i will submit. >> clerk: thank you. supervisor kim us to be referred >> supervisor kim: thank you. i don't have notes on this, but i did want to submit an in memoriam on behalf of our office to marry jessop is one of our district 6 tenderloin residents. mary is someone who has been incredibly active in our neighborhood in our
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community and we just learned of her passing away. i want to semi-condolences to her neighbors, friends, her family. she is someone who always had a smile on her face. attended many of our meetings for-part healthy corner stores, pedestrian safety, good she was one of those women who was active and care to the very last day. she was one of the volunteers of sunday streets, and i know sunday streets have also sent their condolences to her as well. she was an active member and advocate for her-. she came out of their breast cancer program and she had fought cancer and beat cancer. she spent her life actually teaching in the public schools before she retired and volunteered her time during a tremendous amount of work in our neighborhoods. she will be missed tremendously. most of all, she was just one of the sweetest and kindest people that i knew and her heart was
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incredibly genuine. so, mary, we will miss you immensely good rest in peace. thank you for all your work and advocacy for your care for your neighbors and constituents. here in the tenderloin neighborhood and the rest i submit >> clerk: data. better president that includes the introduction of new business >> clerk: speak, present. >> president breed: thank you that can you please read public comments. supervisor weiner >> supervisor wiener: there's a 3 pm special order that was continued >> president breed: i apologize good we can go back to-is that for your item? >> supervisor wiener: it's a conditional use appeal will be continued >> president breed: okay. i'm clerk, excuse me members of the public i apologize. we need to get to 3 pm special order. mdm. clerk, can you get to the 3 pm special order >> clerk: items 38-41 buys a
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special read through pm for public hearing persons interested in the planning commission to the vocation of a conditional use authorization dated september 24 2015 for certification of a conditional use authorize issue. dated march 31, 2016 for a proposed project at 313-323 cumberland streets. item 39 is a motion to approve the missions to approve conditional use authorization to item 40 is a motion to disapprove the commissions decision to approve the conditional use an item 40 41 is direct operation of finance >> president breed: supervisor weiner >> supervisor wiener: and colleagues, the parties have agreed to and requested a one-week continuance so i move to continue this appeal to next tuesday's summit june 14. >> president breed: supervisor weiner has moved and seconded by supervisor campos. any other members of the public would like to provide public comment specifically on this item? seeing none, public comment is
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closed >>[gavel] >> president breed: mdm. clerk on the motion to continue can you please call the roll >> clerk: supervisor >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> president breed: aye >> supervisor campos: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor peskin: aye >> supervisor tang: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> clerk: there are 11 aye >> president breed: this item will be continued one week to the meeting of june 14, 2016. >>[gavel] >> president breed: mdm. clerk, now please read public, >> clerk: at this time the public may address the entire board of supervisors for to 2
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min. on items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board to include the minutes and items on the adoption without reference to committee calendar item 46-52. public comment is not about what item has been previously subject to public comment and the board committee. pursuant to the portable structure your remarks to the board as a whole not to individual supervisors not to the audience, please good speakers using translation assistance be allowed twice the amount of time to testify it if you would like to display your document on the overhead projector please clearly state such two sfgtv and remove the document when you like the screen to mov thro return to live coverage of the meeting. >> president breed: per speaker please. >> testifier:[foreign language]
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ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. as you know, my name --i'm here today to tell you that yesterday, monday, used to be the day for ramadan. and last friday, [inaudible] the best man who is named mohammed
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ali. i am the same age as him. god gives me time to see him two times. in-i met him in egypt cairo. in 90 i had a chance to see them in oakland. what i did, because i am far from him, i told him that can you lay with me? i did it two times. and he loved it. he told his wife that i'm crazy. and his wife liked what i did and she asked me to say with him and i have to be within one hour in my life. and i supported him until he [inaudible]. i have a little bit of message. i can tell you,
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goodbye our best friends, are most mohammed ali and go with rest and peace. i have another --i would like to give our supervisor. please, can you take that to give him were to give all of them. god bless all of you and i give him health for what he did [inaudible]. god bless all of you. thank you >> clerk: next speaker, please. >> testifier: cesar chavez spoke out very strongly against the racist organization-for good reason. he knew what he was talking to tom is getting in hot water because of his comments that he made that this judge is a member of the raza, they talk about murdering people. they're terrible wicked
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organization. eddie garcia is the chief of police in san jose. there's a reason why we have chaos san ricardo, i called up same. they all know me down there and i didn't get through to them but i was then asked him to say a few kind words about donald trump. you know, we have our-he is our differences, but no, he strongly siding with hillary. i find it interesting that you know the bible says that behold i show you a mystery. we should not all sleep but we shall be changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye at the last trump. it just strange. i'm not saying it's in the bible but unseen cyrus was and it's interesting story agency this and the antiquities of the jews, he says daniel showed cyrus's prophecies about himself and isaiah, and were written about 200 years before cyrus was born. he so related
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he did what god said he would do. we are wrapping up the end of the age. we are coming so close to the end demand are not sure when the sabbath year began. possibly it began april 13. i got on the house jones show that day and was able to make the announcement that the times of the gentiles has ended. as a matter-of-fact, may 20 was exactly 7003 and 65 days from the end of the times of the gentiles. when the jubilee began. the 70th jubilee. jesus christ is coming soon. we are in the sabbath you right now. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> testifier: good afternoon supervisors. political leaders on expanding feature high aspirations. our career in destiny for service of the people. they should [inaudible] into principles for their
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profitable struggle for true success. that adequate contemplation for better [inaudible] one surely can open up 100 years of [inaudible] for establishing internal foundations for the city, state and nation. transportation, housing, education, business development, government law, and public facilities of concern. in terms of well organized planning, well structured order for the majority of the people. elections always come to be extremely competitive for the candidates. the outcomes of surely will be determine the future course of an exciting continuation of career for all winners could the life of destiny for all mission date leaders are actually heading for [inaudible] adventure of humanity and just. political leaders should work harder to fight for the rights of the
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people who matter what platform or public service. the people are with you all the [inaudible] of your mighty deeds you outperform. you should have no trouble in successfully moving forward to resolve problems and enjoyed your great living conditions upon official kingdom [inaudible]. thank you >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> testifier: thank you president breed and all the members of the cobol. my name is christopher doll and i still live at six and howard 10 bucks less than 40 m from sea level. i rise to renew a comment of mine of gender 1220 to get quote them i like to drop the board's attention of article 3 of our beloved charter specifically to the second sentence of section 3.1001 where it says, and i quote, the
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mayor shall devote his or her entire time and attention to the duties of the office and shall not give any time or attention to any other occupation or business activity. i would definitely categorize the campaign for governor or any office other than the secretary as mayor of our beloved city and county as other occupation or business activity. why is the board merely applying the mayor to his security detail cause when the board could and should be demanding that he return all salary and benefits and expenses paid to in between his official announcement candidacy for governor and a withdrawal. he suddenly felt each and every one of those days to apply his entire time and attention to the duties of the office and anything less than his entire time and attention is his entire failure to serve. he
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should also be great salary and benefits and expenses for each day he failed when asked to categorically denied that he would be a candidate for governor. he should rebate salary and benefits and expenses reached a of his expected service when he was so disengaged from contact with our beloved city and county that there was no officially designated acting mayor. i would also ask the board to rebate salary and benefits and expenses for themselves and for their staff for each day of debate on this matter either in committee or full board when no member raise the issue of a possible conflict with the charter. i'd like to thank every member for customizing the theme of manager class negligence. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> testifier: hello. kristi long committee plan policy director four-. thank you for the opportunity to come today. i want to speak to item 49 which is the proposed resolution before you urge our
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state legislators to oppose the proposed by right housing bill budget traveler. we urge you to support the governor's proposal. this is a statewide bill and it will have statewide benefits. the san francisco residents would also benefit from it. while san francisco does a very good job finding and proving subset is affordable housing as many other problems with this planning process which together contributes to a situation of chronic delay, high costs and under supply of housing. this reform is important for number recent. important for the environment incurred high-density compact development, transit and urban areas rather than in greenfield location get it will encourage mixed income in places that will local inclusionary housing. some encouraging concentrated development and locations that are conducive to walking biking and taking transit. this form is important for retaining diverse. italy to reduce this placement and greater
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affordability and our city both directly on our planning process and indirectly through its impact on housing supply and other bay area cities. under the governor's proposal san francisco. great control over land use. wsdl be with to develop our own zoning but the zoning matter will be predictable transparent rules that govern the development is that of an unpredictable system will be ritually reject projects. to be clear, it was to be significant process public input and decision-making by elected officials. the process will simply take place at the level of the general plan. plan and zoning rather that the individual project level. we urge you to support rather than oppose the trail bill on streamlining for the housing approvals and want to expand housing opportunities for san francisco bay area and california residents. intended with finding a permanent affordable housing the overall supplies by the solution. thank you >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> testifier: good afternoon board of supervisors. i am talking about item 49 as well.
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san francisco has contributed to over 7000 permanent legal for the low and moderate income housing units and over 13,000 above moderate income units 11,000 units in the pipeline. fully entitled an additional 20,000 years waiting for approval. san francisco is being lumped in with a bunch of december cities were not creating such numbers of housing which the state bill is supposed to address. yet it dismisses the work by city leaders in our state representatives [inaudible]. by the governors will preempt the will this board for decisions regarding the local inclusionary housing requirement including having performance standards applicable to san francisco. by right housing approval budget trailer bill should be amended or opposed to allow the state to respect and preserve local authority. san francisco is such a special place, we value your decision. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> testifier: good afternoon.
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i am actually here to the board of supervisors for not supporting the trailer bill and i'm also here to thank you for supporting the charter amendment to put some restrictions on the mta board. for some time now, they have been having a war on the citizens of the city, and our visitors, by making it difficult for people to get around, to live their lives without rate stress. now, i think it really gone too far by removing bus seats off of buses with it was bad enough there to take away bus stops to make people with heavy packages and children and other kinds of situations have to walk distances to get on the bus but now they also want you to be able to stand on the bus. i'm
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speaking from experience. i actually felt on moving bus on time and about the injured myself, so i can tell you i will not be on standing on any buses were parked cars or trains of any kind. i think it really a dangerous situation. i hope that this board of supervisors will reconsider having any more buses removed off of-seats removed off of buses. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> testifier: i'm going to have if you page powerpoint. greetings supervise. my name is- i'm a software engineer at cisco systems and [inaudible] april 19 president of japan town merchants association [inaudible] and gave no convincing reason. based on our practice [inaudible] and we were deeply hurt. two days ago last sunday, the same band on
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san bruno [inaudible] which is 12 miles away from here it was not only warmly received but also on the special word of the prey. so you a few pictures of last sunday's san bruno parade. this is our baton members. next. this is our band performing. next. this is our exciting mom and daughter taking photos with us. next. this is this tour-the san bruno lines and chairman. he gave us the cup for the special award last sunday. so within two months and a few muzzling the same band was treated completely different. you wonder why good what's happening to san francisco? is san francisco a city that's will by the commonest party? apparently, no. is event known for bias and discrimination?
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apparently, no. why is san francisco so different from san bruno? a city just 12 miles away. the reason that chinese government through san francisco chinese general counselors and [inaudible] influenced their behavior. to the point of abandoning the bow use that this nation was built upon bringing shame and disgrace to this great city. i wish you would look into this issue and help us resolve the undeserved rejection. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> testifier: good afternoon supervisor. my name is--in a citizen in san francisco. i'm here to express my [inaudible] marching band was rejected on the cherry bloom festival. we already got permission from the
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organizer, but read dressed up and showed up, but at the last moment, we were told we were rejected. that doesn't make sense. i serve the country in 2014. our nation is to fight for the freedom of the world. that is my freedom to parade was [inaudible] to my freedom to parade was deprived of that moment in the country which i serve. i believe the discrimination is not fit. pursuing freedom of belief is the great country of the united states. pursuing freedom is the reason why this great country, the united states of america is [inaudible] that's also the reason why i came to america from china. i want freedom without discrimination. thank you. >> clerk: thank you.
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next speaker, please. >> testifier: i will speak for her. dear honorable board of supervisors. my name is--a san francisco resin. i'm a pianist and plate saxophone in the-marching band. you might think our group was excluded from the gym found cherry blossom festival grand parade, but why do you keep coming back to the board of supervisors meeting. why don't you go to the parade organizer, hashimoto? first, the japan town parade is excluded us the much again due to the [inaudible] the
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southwest chinese new year parade. the chinese [inaudible] is usually influenced san francisco and the root of the problem goes beyond mr. hashimoto. second, does the gym and found parade and southwest airlines chinese new year parade [inaudible] this public money came from tech including us the marching band who live in san francisco so we have a right to raise our issue here. certainly, the most important the issue is much bigger than
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the parade. the essence of this exclusion of fundamental value of america. it's about what this country is and is not. it's about the name and image of the san francisco. think about it after a few years what we came to know the brutal prosecution by the chinese communist party. to find out several meeting people were thrown into jail in labor camps and many died a persecution. to know that over 60,000 and possibly a lot more people were killed for their-the [inaudible] against their will. at that time, they would also come to know that san francisco was once a [inaudible] of the chinese communist party intentionally or unintentionally. how will you
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face this part of history? they zero children? face their own children. the issue of excluding us from the parade goes far beyond the parade itself. it relates to how we think about our morals of this country and of the city. we are looking forward to your attention and help. thank you so much. >> clerk: thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> testifier: good afternoon. tim: gather 300 member organization and individuals of the san francisco housing action coalition would want access our strong support for gov. brown's proposal for by right housing into the density bonus streamlining we would hope the board of supervisors would support the governor's
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efforts on our behalf. i want to draw your attention to a remarkable letter that came out last week from a consortium of statewide affordable housing and social justice groups. it took a remarkable position of saying, we support the governor's efforts, but as with certain amendments. the amendment a pretty common subject is nothing currently difficult about them. i would imagine that's a very constructive approach to city the taken this. the plain truth, the housing affordability and displacement crises keep getting worse year after year because we lack the tools at the local level to make a difference. we badly need the states help if we want to different future for san francisco. as governor, and the legislative analyst office recently noted, we do not have the resources to subsidize our way out of our housing predicament and until we figure out new approaches to dramatically increase housing production it does not seem likely that the displacement of logan come an increasingly middle income folks can be slowed much less stopped. and, opposing were trying to get san francisco exempted from this raises some difficult questions because if san francisco
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succeeds in exempted itself from the governor's proposal, many other committees across the state make similar requests. i think there's a fallback position we all agree on is, we do want more funding from the state for affordable housing and we don't have enough. the federal government is getting out of it. the state has inadequate resource. that's a good as to make to the governor, but nothing we are doing at the local level scales to the enormity of the challenge we are facing. i would hope that you would support the governor's position. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> testifier: good evening, supervisors. particularly by sisters in the back there. my name is ace i am on the case. i'm speaking from the heart and hope you hear me through your years. so many of years i'm putting the city on notice. specifically, our african-american black sisters
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that know about the outmigration. knowing that it's institutionalized through the then mayor newsom now lieut. gov. newsom. it was transferred then out mayor ed lee they did not do a damn thing to people who look like me. how? it wasn't in the budget. it wasn't in the budget. that was the problem that ed lee that's what they told human rights. the only problem that newsom administrative because he was 59 dollars in the red. but now we are $5 billion in the green and you ain't got nothing for the people that look like me? [inaudible] there's a reason for sisters, legislators, who resent shakers, policymakers, listen to what i've got to say because once i go put something
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in writing, it's going to stop everything. sisters, in the back, come on up. how can you how could you dare be sitting up here, i been in politics that when you all were little girls. but now you women, your policymakers, you should be proud-i'm proud of you but there's something missing. legislation that prepare something for youngsters. these other legislators are putting things together. that's what you all do. make history. let me talk to you. because the mayor doesn't care. ed lee he knows maybe we work together >> clerk: thank you mr. washington. next speaker, please. mr. washington, just for next time you appear please direct your remarks to the board as a whole, not to individual supervisors, please.
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>> president breed: i heard every word. thank you. >>[background speaking] >> clerk: next speaker, please. >> testifier: tom gilbert. before november's election in 2015 talk about how i was disappointed in the leadership of the democratic party and as mr. ace said, he did nothing, the mayor did nothing for his people. he did very little for anybody when he was living in the city. corporate giveaways, real estate, profiteering, airbnb,. the right shares. you got your money, you got to have a super bowl. oddly, that's our last super bowl party. let's bury that one. then, he was running unopposed supposedly, we had a combined moment and
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maybe that's paying dividends because i saw in the all the printed political mail, there's an alternative slate, choice is better. the first game of the basketball finals, i was watching at my mother's house. franklin and chestnut. [after the game and the embarcadero station, riding the underground, i met a guy that came from the basketball game and he was writing on busted with got there sooner they kind of took a richmond train instead of suing her to wait a little bit longer. i don't understand why we are changing three lines of part in every way for two lanes, four lanes of service street. it's still ridiculous. transportation and density, at this part does not make sense. voting today,
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independence. one third, at least, left and the right, and they're carrying the crowds are carrying bernie and the establishment is carrying hillary. >> clerk: mr. gilbert c [inaudible] >> testifier: my time is gone to what happened there? >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. any other speakers who are interested in making public comment? seeing none, mdm. pres. >> president breed: think. seeing no other speakers would like to make public, public comment is now closed >>[gavel] >> president breed: >> clerk: mdm. clerk with the vacuum agenda >> clerk: item 46-52 are being considered for immediate adoption. a member may object seven item and have it considered separately. >> president breed: either any supervisor weiner >> supervisor wiener: 46 and 49 >> president breed: pc no
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other names on the roster, on the remaining items, mdm. clerk please call the roll >> clerk: item 46-52, without 46 and 49, >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> president breed: aye >> supervisor campos: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor peskin: aye >> supervisor tang: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> clerk: the 11 aye >> president breed: those items are approved unanimously >>[gavel] speak >> president breed: please go item 46 >> clerk: item 46 a resolution
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to urge the recreation parks department to dispute primary program whereby individuals can reserve open space at mission dolores park into words the recreation and park department to discontinue any such rental bargains for any grass plot about san francisco public parks. >> president breed: supervisor kim >> supervisor kim: i like to refer this item to committee. he agreed supervisor >> president breed: >> supervisor kim: has made a motion to refer to committee. >> clerk: mdm. pres. supervisor kim [inaudible] >> president breed: it will go to committee. thank you for reminding me. with that, let's get to item number 49 >> clerk: item 49, resolution to urge the san francisco legislative delegation to mentor posed by right housing approval proposed trailer bill in recognition of san francisco's local planning tools and significant contributions to regional housing development. >> president breed: supervisor weiner >> us for this item to be pulled? >> supervisor wiener: i'm happy to defer to the author. okay. thank you mdm. pres. so,
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i'm distributing a amendment of the whole here. i wish i previously did provide earlier today to supervisor peskin. so, colleagues, what your view on the trailer bill that gov. brown has proposed, i think it's a good thing that our governor has begun to call the question in terms of housing in california. we are truly in a crisis, not just here in san francisco, but throughout much of the bay area and two more and more parts of california. we are housing is exorbitantly expensive and where particularly camargo income and middle class residents are being priced out and often, squeeze out of their communities. it's unsustainable and inequitable. it's a threat to our economy and it's a threat to our environment as people are forced to move further and further away from their community and from where
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they work. so, this is a statewide issue. it is an issue that the state legislature and governor should be taking up and again, whatever one's view on this bill, it is good we are finally seeing a push in this case by the governor, we know there's also bills from various numbers of the legislature to address other aspects of the statewide housing prices and that is a good thing. i have-the trailer legislation, the trailer bill, as of right by right housing, it's not perfect and there are parts of that particular bill that i don't agree with. from i read, it makes it too easy to pin it loses of demolition controls and the last thing we need is to make it easier to demolish housing particularly rent-controlled housing in san francisco. it does not allow nearly enough latitude in terms of reviewing design,
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architecture, urban design in general good in making sure we are getting high-quality well-designed development with good street skating. it also i think potentially could short-circuit some environmental and labor standards that are very important. however, the heart of this legislation, i think, is really about the number of units allowed under the zoning. we see far too often, i'm talking throughout the state, situations where the zoning allows for a particular number of units and through the approval process and through community opposition, that number of units are pushed down. so i project his own 450 units, but they're only allowed to build 20 units. when that happens over and over again, as it does, we have less housing. we, at the heart of our housing
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crisis, is that we have grown tremendously good san francisco has grown by 200,000 people since 1980. the bay area, i believe, has grown by 2.5 million people since 1980. we have not created enough housing to keep up and the result is an explosion of housing prices. that is at the heart of the problem. this problem is not going to go away. the bay area is projected to grow by 2 million people an additional 2 million people, between now and 24. san francisco is projected to break 1 million people by 2040. this problem is not going away, and we have to get it together in terms of housing production. affordable subsidized low market rate housing forces a crucial part
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of the solution. we need a legislature to help us in other communities to fund affordable housing. but that is not the total solution. in addition, we have to have more housing of all types overall. we are never ever going to solve this problem or come close to solving this problem, without a robust mix of housing creation, including subsidized low market housing but including also other forms of housing as well. the problem i have with blanket opposition to the bill is that it does not take into account the need for more housing overall. the problem i have with the provision in the current resolution before us that asked for an exemption of any jurisdiction by if i read it correctly, where at least 25% of our overall housing production is below market rate, affordable to low income or moderate income, the problem with that is that it doesn't set any standards for what the overall housing production is.
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so, 25% of a small number of units might be a high percentage , but that's still a small number of units and are housing prices then continues to get worse and worse and worse. so, i don't agree also with the whereas clauses. in the resolution before us, which really frankly, i think paints and in accurate picture of where we are in san francisco. san francisco is not doing well when it comes to house. san francisco, frankly is doing poorly when it comes to housing and the proof is in the pudding with the average rent being $3500 a month. in the last couple of years, we have accelerated housing production, and that is after many many many years of largely very very low housing production. so, it's great that for a couple of years now we've been doing better. that needs to continue, let's not pretend like were doing awesome in san francisco.
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so we need to be exempted from any state effort to try to improve housing policy in california. so, the amendment recognize and the whereas clauses of the gravity of the situation in terms of our housing crisis that is threatening the very fabric of our community, not just in san francisco, but elsewhere. instead of opposing the legislation or asking for an exemption from the legislation, the revised language that i'll distribute, instead, commends the governor for stepping up to call into question but also recognizes there are flaws in this legislation and asks our state delegation to work to amend the legislation to focus it on making sure that communities are not arbitrarily reducing the number of units allowed under the zoning while keeping fully intact other
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areas where we want to make sure that local control is robust, including relating to urban design standards and architectural standards, regarding affordability and the affordability percentage, relating to the preservation of historic buildings, relating to the preservation of rent-controlled housing stock, to make sure this legislation does not in any way make it easier to demolish our housing stock in terms of labor controls, labor standards including prevailing wage, and our mental standards including conformity with senate bill 375. so, i think this legislation were this resolution the medics i am proposing, will focus our efforts and instead of opposing brascan san francisco to be exempted, it will focus us on what really needs to happen at the state level which is to stop the reduction in the housing that's produced as opposed to these other issues,
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which should be amended out of the bill. so colleagues, have distributed this amendment i move that we adopt this amendment of the whole. >> president breed: supervisor weiner has been a motion to amend. second by supervisor farrell. supervisor peskin >> supervisor peskin:
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>> has not grown by 200,000 people since 1980. the population of san francisco wasn't 600 thousand people in 1980. there is a huge amount of turnover and replacement but disagree with that number as a matter of fact. i do understand what you are saying-what supervisor wiener is say with regards >> student the percentage number but look at the numbers in the state of california. not just as a function of percentage, but as a function of total development of units that are very low, low and all affordable units.
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7 year period in loss angeles, total all affordable 7957 units between 2006 and 2013 compared to san francisco-by the way they built 46, 7640 total units. compare that with san francisco, we built 7064 all affordable units on a total of 20, 455 during that time. those are just raw numbers mpt we have led the state. i absolutely agree with my colleague supervisor wiener there is so much more we can and should do but somebody actually has to stand up and say that the governors solution is not the right solution for san francisco county. it disadvantages san francisco county and that is precisely why
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senator leno is pushing perfornlance based exceptions in the trailing bill in sacramento. colleagues, i think this resolution is fine exactly the way it sits. we have used our existing tools and those tools by the way will be augmented tonight after-the polls close when a certain proposition passes, but we have been using the tools that we have to get increased amounts of affordable housing chblt that is actually what the conditional use process affords us. by right disadvantages the city and county of san francisco. the good newicize there isn't much policy difference in the body thmpt case supervisor wiener spoke to where a property can have 30 units but the city inicists should only have 12 rsh that doesn't happen. we are all of the same policy mind. while it is
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true we had a global recession between 2008 and 2012, the work that the board that i served on previously did authorized the increase more dense development of 22 percent the city, everything that you is say, octaivia boulevard, rincon hill, supervisor kim's district, hunter point is rolling out. is there a lot more we have to do? absolutely, but i don't believe the trailing bill is the right way to go and respectfully hope we can pass this resolution as is. >> thank you supervisor peskin. supervisor tang >> thank you for had comments made and i would say that first of all, there are portions of the governors trailing bill that i agree with and there are things i do not agree with so understand the reaction that is sparked and why supervisor peskins
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resolution is brought forth. i would like to associate myself with supervisor wieners comments and think what he is proposing is something that is fair. instead of asking for a whole sale exemption for san francisco which every other jurisdiction will ask for as well, we like to say governors office we would like amendments to adapt so we are not feeding complete local control over planning decisions in san francisco. i just don't understand what would set apart san francisco from other jurisdictions that the governors office would allow only san francisco to have exemption from his proposal and so again, i think that what is probably better for us to do as a united front from san francisco is to say there are certain things we locally like to preserve. for example, allowing the local jurisdiction tooz have the ability to make decisions about good design, making sure that we are
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having policies in place that prevent us from demolishing rent controlled units, historic preservation issue squz making sure we keep a eye on that and limit demolitions and making sure we are pay attention ocertain virmtal studies and standards that we want to promote in san francisco. i think those are fair thing tooz ask for what we want for local control while not saying let's just exempt san francisco completely. one thing supervisor peskin mentioned is there are jurisdictions throughout california where the proposal from the governor where it st. good to have this in place. i wouldteric it further and say that maybe we feel that san francisco a a whole is doing better than other jurisdictions, there are neighborhoods within and districts within san francisco that could be doing better. i think the west side for example is one of them. we talk a lot about density equity and
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that is something i would like to promote as much as possible while preserving our neighborhood characteristics. again, i think i agree with supervisor peskin that the governors proposal is a one size that does not fit all, i do think that what for visor wiener's amendments have brought forth are very fair and allow to continue work wg the governors office on future amendment tooz allow to retain some sort of local control over certain issues so support the amendment today mpt . >> thank you supervisor tang. supervisor peskin i had a question for you regarding your resolution. realistically do you think especially when san francisco under state center mark leno when he tried to propose specific reforms around the ellis act for san francisco they unfortunately failed. realistically do you think there is a real chance that san francisco through this urging
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could receive a exemption? >> i do. >> can you explain why you think that is the case? >> because our legislative delegation is uniquely positions in sacramento by vuchue of the fact that state center leno is the chair of the appropriation committee and this traity legislation is part the entire appropriation negotiation in sack ramento is subject of discussion in conference last thursday night where senator leno make clear his position is phil ting is the chair of budget on the asumbly side san francisco is uniquely positioned. >> thank you. supervisor peskin you had your name on the roster
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den? >> i just wanted to rise to remind everybody and i think this is worth noting that we are all in receipt of a letter dated yesterday from the san francisco labor counsel which is something i think we should take very seriously. yes, we received letters from the labor counsel periodically, this letter is written to express their strong opposition to development by right proposal of governor brown's administration and think it is important because when the labor counsel does that, that is all of labor speaking. that is the building trade speaking, that is municipal employees speaking, that is the health care workers speaking and the hotels workers speaking. i think that is very very important. i also want to remind people there is not a single
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local housing organization that supports the trailing legislation. these are housing organizations that are dovoted to making sure that we build the maximum feasible amount of affordable housing san francisco can build whether it st. bmr or subsidized housing or public housing. not a single organization is supporting the trailing legislation and then i want to ring a note for democracy and transparency with which is unlike any other bill that is heard by this body or heard by the legislature. this has not been the subject of public haerbings in sacramento. this isn't the subject of deliberations, this is at the very end the session and scheduled to be voted on in the next few days. i have just spoken with supervisor wiener and i think we have come up with a judicious compromise for all of you which
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is that, this item be continued one week. that will give supervisor wiener the opportunity to move his companion resolution forward and perhaps in the intervening week with a sufficient time we can marry those together and come up with something a consensus piece where we have boleth in front of us next tuesday. >> so, supervisor peskin, is that a motion? >> not yet. >> okay. supervisor wiener. >> thank you very much madam president and i appreciate the comments supervisor peskin. i want to note that we have-we did see a letter from a coalition of state wide affordable housing organizations and antipoverty organizations indicating that are willing to support the trailer bill with certain amendments. so, i think that our state wide affordable housing organizations rather than
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having a automatic oppose, or exempt have indicated they want to work to come up with a solution so want to say that for the record. and yes, supervisor peskin is correct. he and i had a discussion and what we agreed to rather asking this go to committee, instead supervisor peskin will continue one week. i will then introduce my amendments as a stand alone alternative resolution for next weeks agenda and supervisor peskin what i requested as part of my agreement not to send his resolution to committee was an agreement not to both
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resolutions will receive a up or down vote. is that correct? >> yes. >> okay, so is there a motion on the table? >> motion to continue item 49 one week. >> supervirez peskin made a motion to continue one week to june 14, 2016. seconded by supervisor cohen. colleagues can we take this without objection? the item is continued to the meeting of tuesday june 14, 2016. madam clerk. >> will you read the in memoriams. j todays meeting is adjourned in memory of the following beloved individuals. on behalf of supervisor kim for the late mrs. marry jesp on behalf of supervisor peskin sfr the late mrs. rogene ragner and on behalf of president breed for the late mrs. ammo gene [inaudible] >> thank you. madam clerk this
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bring tooz the end of-supervisor cohen is also a part of that in memoriam. for ema gene. that bring tooz theened of our agenda. any other items before us today? >> that concludes the business for today >> okay, good luck everybody today. looking forward to the election results after 8 o'clock. don't forget to vote. we are adjourned. [meeting adjourned]much.
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>> (clapping.) >> all right. good afternoon, everyone i'm kate brown serve as governor of oregon and glad to see you the pacific northwest
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has a difference community and shared infrastructure and a regional economy with a combined gp d of 8 trillion usd the economy ranks for the entire world the impacts and challenges of climatic change fixes us all regardless of jurisdictional boundary fighting climatic change is an economic sensitive though the pacific coast we've demonstrating that the regional collaboration does make a difference more than each of us extinguisher on our own we took action on national and international by establishing the pacific coast making an investment for resilient infrastructure and notify technologies and continue to push for national and international climate changes
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for the pacific northwest agreement through that collaboration and instant with the paris agreements we have a significant opportunities to reduce green house gas emissions it is so important for us to careen as partners against global climatic change and take stock of the progress and set in the candidates we create a cleaner more resilient energy feature as governor of oregon i'm condominium to have this goal and building environmental values and economic development have not exclusive goals our green house gas emissions were set within an ice for oregon to do it's part to reduce the green house gas emissions and we're actively pursuing policies and strategies to make those goals a reality oregon industry is sdruch the trajectory of green
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house gas emissions while supporting a thriving economy and earlier this spring i had the coal to clean for a future free of coal powder electrical by doubling the renewal energy serving organs to 50 percent by 20202025 our population is growing quickly and the demands for energy we'll strive to be a partner on climatic change and we'll continue to working hard on this greatest challenge to our way of life and continues prosperity for the jurisdictions in our country and across the entire globe thank you. >> govern jan all thank you it is said if you want to go fast good alone and if you want to go far go together we'll do this together we have a long link
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journey but started big time on times pacific coast for a couple of years we're governs that looked into the eyes of people go had they're a homes burn and when you see the shock of people suffering you know action is required we're providing and second we understand on the pacific coast is that economic growth and action on climatic change that are both happening in the west xooft not a coincidence but a cause one of the reasons we have a robust economy on the pacific coast we embraced the technologies of clean energy we have a fossil fuel free in washington state ways we increased the solar 100 percent last year reduced the the cost of solar and it is because of that initiative economic strategy we have a robust economy at the same time
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reducing the treat eve climate change i'm glad to be here the ecology ruled out a rule this is a wall of protection against cash pollution for the first time a rule will be implement in our state that creates a cash pollution coming from major e minorities and joined other states to streamlining those with all the things including the renewable portfolio and centers for solar and energy finishes in the building and the like this is a great day for my state to join other governs robust step forward and the last thing i want to mention this collaborative has been successful already one of the reasons my state has been consecutive ♪ rule we have the assistance of other states that assisted us in looking at their experience so we can create a rule that is
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both flexible for industries and know it works this has already worked one of the things i'm happy we have a resounding in custody emphasis over is overview twin of climatic change change ocean certification a specific treat to the maritime industries we have an industry had to move the operations by the way, of cab and i believe that with the opportunity to move on ocean certification to get away from the climatic change you're about 15 years two lastly zero doer debate about ocean cervix this cashier needs to be not going into the ocean doing damage to the waters i hole pristine i'm excited and they've to british columbia
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taking care of our state >> thank you govern as a representative i'm really happy to see the progress as a region it has been a great year for climatic for britain columbia not only this renewed relationship but seeing the federal government that is not taking a keen interest for a jurisdiction from canada that began this work in 2008, we're excited to have there federal papering it means right now our predicament minister is leading a protest that works towards a can canada was launched with the vancouver dilation and a lot of things we're doing in british columbia will be rfblt of what you see at a canadian approach but it goes hand in hand with what you see in front of the you it is extremely difficult to go
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it alone when our a natural jurisdiction like british columbia with 4 million people it is not hard to get leakage it is one of the reasons to be working together we have right now a cash tax that is one of the highest and broadcasted in the world did bank timing called that one, the most powerful example of pricing we also are the first and still the only jurisdiction in north america to, cashier neutral for the last 5 years our energy supply is 98 percent clean and the g h g emissions are amongst the lowest in canada it is not a lot of easy places to look for continued emissions reduction it makes those partnerships all the more important and i want to reinforced to you
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what's been express this and have to be a choices between the assignment and the economy in fact, we look at the potential results the climatic change we can clearly say our economic future as world that indeed as a region is depend on action to reduce the implications of climatic change i'll give you some example from our economy in british columbia we internal revenue by the way, the faster growing economy in canada we're the only province in canada to balance the budget we're the only province with a triple a's credit rating with a great economy wife seen 68 thousand jobs a 12 percent increase since years and the g dp rose in the
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realm to $6 billion plus in 2014 and that's a 18 want 3 increase from 2010 our economies don't think our actions to combat climatic change we welcomes partnerships not only because of success bus the opportunities it give us we know that for the future of our planet and the much of our children and grandchildren we can't be the generation this drops the ball we have to pick up the baton and need everyone's ideas together is the only way to successfully tackle this. >> govern. >> thank you. this is indeed another milestone in 2013, the pacific coast collaborative started it was relatively small and very embryonic in its sense here we
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are joined by key cities in the bay area and making that commitment to reduce carbon dioxide and other green house gas emissions this is a serious threat it is a major issue and on the west coast we remember taking action serious action now around the country there are states and political leaders that have their head in the sand and someone running for president that calls us and this meeting should be stopped immediately because everyone would be crazy but that's not say way it is and the other thing he should be stopped and should be stopped soon i've indicated yesterday (laughter) anyway, i am encouraged i try tee set the difficulty of
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dealing with climatic change when you read this commitment we're making there's a lot of provisions and a lot of words this is not just one thing stop this no? integrated it is comprehensive and requires governs and congress people and entrepreneurs and utility executives and mobilizing all the swath of civilization and your leadership on the west coast ultimately the united states and the rest of the world we're here in a initiative part of word most of the leaders come here and want to get part of that innovation and tremendous economic identify wisdom and we're to make a commitment for climatic change that is more and more visual in the national
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dialogue not enough for my sense but this what we're doing here advances the ball and how far we've come to 2013 indicates the seriousness of what we're doing and when we do this again in another year or two we're making advance and not just elected people that is this morning bill gates asia tom a serious financial players and they're here joining with anyone stares of energy from the different parts of world now with paris because of president obama and wanting she we really made a real step up ♪ effort which was not true just a couple years ago so this is important it is only another step but an important step and more and more people are following we are all
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collaborating organizing low cashier full standards washington is look at it as a overall cap on emissions and, of course, the cashier pricing in british columbia is recognized by the world back that's the way to go there's a lot of progress and a long way to go but each step is very important essential toe getting the ultimate goal the decashed world. >> thank you govern and i'm honored and exciting to be in the company of really great leaders that are coming together to be here to bear witness on this historic collaboration on our climatic change i'm proud to add that the city of san francisco to this agreement along with so many other west coast mayors and our city's on the front line of climatic change and becoming
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more clear that we can't fully address this alone we need leadership and we are seeing that happen before our eyes and desires me to be part of this work of the pacific coast collaborative the reality the impact of climatic change knows no state or city or national boundary line satisfies and daughters and wildfires are going to continue to wreak havoc across the region threatening you are victimized and property our social and economic resources and public health i look at this as a regional insurance together we've prove that decisive and national climate action we can mitigated those through goal setting and
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strengthening the regional economies assessment we're reducing green house gas emissions and mr. was right in san francisco we've been able to reduce the green house gas emissions to 23 percent below 1990 levels and while at the same time our population has increased by 15 percent and our economy at the same time as grown by 49 percent we can grow sustainablely for our planets this agreement will take our local efforts to a new high i look forward to work with the governors and heads of state how we might scale up the inches for great are impact i want to thank all the gofrjz and ministers for me the next step to a lot about for our neighbors to the south and look at the
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states of baja, california and perplexing city we can truly have been entire west coast collaborative we have a lot of work i'm excited excited to join great partners like across the bay area. >> thank you i feel this guess a resounding union four of us up here were on the stage in paris in december speaking about climatic change on the pacific coast great to continue the partnership and the work to really recognition that climatic change didn't see governmental boundaries more can we if we prevent catastrophic damage we see coming our way in oakland, california we're proud to be included in the climate
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champions we firmly believe that cities are a great part of that conversation and solution particularly like oakland and san francisco we know that globally the vast majority of core manages are coming from the world cities that is going to increase as populations are golden state and yet the creativity to try new things in oakland one of the things we've hope to share is our zero waste program something we believe the main contributed to our significant reduction our 9 percent in core emissions and 14 percent in consumption emissions another thing we hope to contribute to the conversation is creating a measurement of consumption go emissions to again thinking collaboratively and not only about the emissions that are coming if our city but
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the emissions that are caused by the con summing inside of our city even though this product was produced somewhere else and our partnership with uc berkley is setting a standard in calculating that critical consumption emission standard and, of course, we have so much to learn from all of you, we represent the main ports of entry for goods coming from asia into the united states how we manage goods movement in a quasi that didn't exacerbate climatic change is a really important conversation we hope to learn from all of you in your practices and so with that, oakland is incredibly proud to join that that initiative group of leaders united and commitment to collaboration to stop climatic change and talk about dangerous i know i get to make my donald
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>> good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, happy monday to you this meeting is call to order this is the regular meeting of land use and transportation i'm supervisor cowen chair of this committee to my right is supervisor wiener the vice chair and to my left is commissioner renne's our clerk is andrea ashbury and thank you phil jackson and jesse larson for broadcasting this meeting madam clerk, any announcements? electronic devices. completed speaker cards and documents to be included should be submitted to the clerk.
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items acted upon today will appear on the june 14, 2016, board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> >> item one an ordinances the administrative code for registering for persons with aids program. >> supervisor wiener is the author of this item. >> thank you, very much. madam chair this legislation will close a pretty glaring and troubling will that in our city's rent ordinance one that denies full rent control protection to a population of long term hiv survivors low income hiv survivors who do in the receive rent control in connection with the federal subsidy
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as many of you may know be locking people living with hiv aids are some of the most vulnerable residents several hundred operate in the housing opportunities for persons with aids. >> substance program for low income with hiv those are frequently long term survivors and frequently seniors those are people who have gone to hell and back as part of hiv aids epidemic and deserve our support they need housing security and can't afford a dramatic increases in the rent doing everything we can to protect those residents and assure they remain stable in their housing and community currently within our rental ordinance any recipient of a induce is excluded in the protection that exists for other
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recipients of federal vouchers this means that two nibdz in a regulated building one that receives a subsidy and one that receives a section 8 subsidy has different protections under the rental ordinance where the hopping pa recipient getting fewer restricts max no sense people living with hiv aids need housing and rent control and it is unclear why this exception was included in the ordinance back in the day when it was adopted as federal law did not in any way require the loophole exists when we learned about this will that loophole none recently why it is there regardless we know about that and have it within our power to
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limit 24 loophole spending rent control to hopping pa recipients hopping pa a based on the difference of the lower of the established rent of the reasonable rent of the unit and thirty percent of the tonight's in case the rent of a studio is $1,500 a month and thirty percent of the attendants income is one though dloors dollars the difference however, that same tenant seize there are 15 hundred rent increased to 2000 thousands the hopping pa didn't cover that above the ceiling the tenant is responsible for the $500 tha that can push people out of the hours through probation officer ordinance that will not be included that ordinance will
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close that loophole we've made the effective date of the legislation may 17, 2016, which is a day we introduced the legislation wanted to make sure there was there was not a small window of time for landlords to learn about that and take advantage of that i want to thank sxheepdz for waving the thirty day rule open this to allow you to expedite the passage and the chair more quickly and expeditiously calendaring the item i also want to thank my co-sponsors supervisor campos, supervisor president london breed and i believe that particular you added your name if i'm not mistaken so add supervisor cowen as a co-sponsor and the aids panel for its advocacy on this issue as well as the san francisco
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apartment association which supports the legislation as well colleagues, we have an opportunity to take a step forward and protecting some of our month vulnerable residents and making sure we close the loophole i ask for your support. >> thank you, supervisor wiener would it be all right to go to public comment i'll note the mayor's office of housing is here to answer any questions. >> i have 3 speaker cards (calling names) if anyone else that wants to s.p.c.a. after the 3 speakers. >> first up jamie and next will be bill and others. >> my name is jamie. >> staff attorney with the eyes referral pageant and speaking in support of the proposed amendment for the last
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ten years i've safety clients living in hiv and aids for in their housing i i have to tell you when folks are at the point ever seeking an attorney they're scared and many of my clients are con fronting a reality they didn't contemplate as surviving of the aging we all know for people knowledge with hiv and aids the ability to maintain their health a only possible to have long term access to stable and affordable housing and at the same time this population is facing immeasurable gallows in remaining much housing loma prieta like programs like the hopping pa address the hiv positive tenants with the stability they need to stay healthy the unprecedented surgery in the rental market is
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facing decided and supervisor wiener said the protection for the hopping pa are unequal to other subtracted tenants imagine being told you receive a funding source that there is no legal protection against massive rental increases your neighbor has a section 8 can fight those increases but you can't and you're only choices are only to stay in your housing and with your subsidy or move without your subsidy and facing new housing the language that supervisor wiener amendment targets is just a few words but those having a life-saving program in the hopping pa program. >> thank you. next speaker. is bill. >> good afternoon, supervisors thank you, supervisor wiener for your leadership on this issue the aids referral support this moiftsd amendment that creates
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legals protections for assisted tenants living with hiv and aids as it stands the ordinance makes a distinction been low income tenants with rental assistance with the federal section 8 and those federal assistance through the hopping pa program while neither class of tenants enjoys the protection under the ordinance section 8 assisted tenants are afforded protections under some circumstances pursue hopping pa assisted tenants are completely exempt from protections under all circumstances supervisor wieners proposed amendment will get rid of of this ini ill logical thing so they can maintain theory health an having stable housing an amount 2kr0r79 to this that forced them out of their homes thank you. >> thank you. next speaker is
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just for the record. >> good afternoon. i'm a housing rights i'm just for the record thank you for considering this for rent protection for hopping pa understanding i 100 percent support it and it may not be too light the two late i may try to help i'm a transgender woman and building in the stabilize and acknowledge any sisters have history and aids being homeless is no fun and homeless can be deadly but especially for people with commodity immune i'm glad this is considered only applies to current tenants those are are gentrified are out of luck it is a silence equal that equals jurisdiction and equals death and homelessness equals death and criminalization equals a
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death that message is relevant as in the 80s having said that, i one hundred support this legislation as i meet the sponsors so they can paint wash to gentrify and general fizzing the poor and shell for the sfpd and these things are bad for people with hiv and aids and the lgbt community supervisor wiener you've only card about those who line our pockets with the dirty money now doing something nice too little too late for the did not movement we stand in solidarity and see right through you go back to new jersey. >> wow, that was incredibly mean and unprofessional. >> good afternoon. i'm charles i am with the apartment
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association we're asking for you to support this legislation to not mississippi make mementos and with a positive recommendation we firmly believe that make sense and appreciate your support with the outreach to supervisor wiener's office. >> any public comment on number number one seeing none, public comment is closed. at this time and thank you colleagues, any discussion if not and guess entertain and motion. >> thank you, madam chair and thank you, colleagues for hearing this i move we forward to the full board with a positive recommendation motion made that motion carries unanimously madam clerk item 2. >> the property open a parcel two known and a as admission park.
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>> we have from the supervisor kim's office and presenting on this item. >> thank you chair cohen and land use committee i'm april i will have very, very brief comments today as to what is before you but that is formal acceptance to accept mission bay park as many of you may know a new and emerging neighborhood a former redevelopment area with many, many new families and children and many of the families have been anxious to have this park opened this is an important step in that process to have the city accept the park on behalf of ocii and mission street mission bay park it is also be a unique park for totes to school-aged children i just want to thank supervisor president london breed who is
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waved the regular thirty days and knowingly for switzerland this is a committee report so we could have the ordinance passed and so that the park can open i also, we do have one amendment to the legislation that i believe supervisor peskin will move and that is to make the operative date july 1st when this park will open i believe that dpw is here if any other questions from the committee thank you. >> supervisor peskin. >> oh, supervisor wiener. >> yes. just a question to i guess the supervisor kim's officer who is going to be operating 24 as a park but my understanding not a rec and park who is going to be managing and running this. >> yes. barbara from dpw in
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the mission bay redevelopment area from the redevelopment area that will be maintained and managed by the mission bay park because i believe that it is go m j m will be managing the park. >> good afternoon barbara from public works at the m j m under contract to ocii and the management parks through a funding mechanism that will help those parks stay alive and vigorous. >> why is not rec and park involved here. >> this is been the way they've been managed for at last 15 years it was a redevelopment ear and to be managed by the agency it is up for discussion
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ocii vufrn will be dissolved. >> okay i know there is concern has been expressed to me and this is i've never received a briefing on this and needed to have every item on the agenda i know that there is some concerns i think rec and park learned about this or they starting to be briefed like last week and my understanding m j m is terrific and it is we have a rec and park department and everyone assumes all of our parks are under in their jurisdiction but parks not under their jurisdiction i think that brings some challenges along with that. >> it as solid polarizing discussion that should be
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continued. >> agreed? >> okay. i'll, curious to know what the authors i don't want to put you on the spot. >> staff from ocii is here if they want to address that. >> just because there is several former redevelopment areas and current ocii areas in our district most of the park activities within those areas are managed through m j m or some similar i think actually m j m the one off the top of my head is the yerba buena gardens a similar structure as well as the coming transbay park in the transbay area and all of the parks within mission bay of which there are several also have the similar structure where ocii continues to hold the park
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while the management company m j m manages and maintains it. >> supervisor mark with ocii i don't know all the legislation process but the way that ocii and mission bay has their parks they have appendixes has a lease with the city and the department of real estate and from that they hire m j m to manage all the parks and ocii is still responsible for the park area i know there is discussions at a higher level with any deputy director has been talking about with people. >> whenever he get an express of questions from rec and park how properties will be managed i
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think there are briefed and i just a little bit confused with the city family is not necessarily i hate that phrase but for reference not on the same page i don't i've i'm a little bit confused by that. >> i don't expect you to answer. >> there have been discussions but discussions with rec and park and they've been talking with the director my director about the future. >> okay. >> i'm sorry i don't have more. >> this is a committee report. >> yes. >> is there something magic will tomorrow as opposed to to the efficiently or. >> we can open up for public
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comment i think corin wants to speak. >> i do have an amendment it is a very similar amendment on page 5 that speaks to the length of time it is actually taken to open that facility i'm proposing on behalf of the chief sponsor supervisor kim to add a section 5 that with read the action so forth in the ordinance and section 3 with the acceptance of p-6 and ocii maintenance should be open active as july 1st but that speaks to the fact this has taken quite a bit and the subject of many details i actually asked a similar question that supervisor wiener is asking of dpw staff that's why this is not entitled up to rec and park and i maybe coming at 2 from a
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slightly different reason he actually think that going forward as we create those new parks in expanding the areas the city they should be parks under the jurisdiction of rec and park which is subject to the voter approved mandate proposition k with shadow impacts i'm interested in over the long term having a policy discussions about transferring this to the rec and park department but given the evolution of mission bay given the fact that there are many people that have been parkinson's waiting for this dpw is still in the process of accepting streets around that park that have to not think pubically accepted the scheme proposed by the staff ocii and dpw is one that i'm prepared to move forward that didn't in any way preinclude us from working
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with rec and park and ocii and dpw to add a transfer to rec and park although i have to say i know there many residents that are worried about rec and park ability to properly manage the facility and given their funding and other constraints with that section i'd like to move the amendment and respectfully accepted this forward as a committee report to get this park open for people moving into many part of town. >> did you read into - and i read it was that simple. >> thank you for those comments which seem very reasonable and appropriated to make i appreciate that clarification. >> all right. thank you supervisor wiener and supervisor peskin
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let's go forward and open up for public comment at this time if you like to come up i have one card from corinne woods join us for 2 minutes at the podium. >> good afternoon chair cohen and supervisor wiener and supervisor peskin my name is corinne woods i chair the corinne woods chair of the san francisco redevelopment agency's mission bay citizens advisory committee and have been working very hard for a 4r07b9 with the community to get this park open and want to thank supervisor kim's office and the ocii staff and barbara mirrors infrastructure task force for pulling this altogether nothing in mission bay is simple there are 17 agencies that have to sign off on everything it is extremely frustrating as is
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every acceptance in anybody to watch hundreds of children looking at park from the outdoor i really appreciate your waving the waiting period on this and i don't quite understand supervisor peskin amendment does that mean 2 will wave the thirty day after enaction time and open by i up by the end of july i'm having a party you're invited we've planted it waiting to get the park open on a larger issue of park management the community has some definite opinion about the future and very much like to speak to you all or any that are interested in hearing how we
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feel about this transition thank you. >> if i could ask thank you for your advocacy and incredible work in mission bay is there any supervisor peskin reverend brown a concern about whether rec and park has the resources to care for the parks has that been a discussion about who is ultimately managing. >> there's been a significant discussion where we've been working with ocii for a couple of years the communities facilities district that funds the mission bay park is the money actively is controlled by office of citizen complaints has to defervesced itself by the order of state department of finance we're hoping that we can workout something like the yerba buena gardens is not going to go to reply workplace r rec and park
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we don't want the money entering 34igd and putting together a nonprofit that has community stakeholder involvement in the management of the parks we're happy with the m j m management they do an excellent job with the janitorial security and park maintenance in general and we want to be sure this doesn't get - become an ugly sanborn map child mission bay has a very vetted interest to insure that works well, after ocii goes away the community is very engaged and would be happy to speak you to about that. >> thank you, ms. woods. >> any other members that want to speak on this item seeing
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none, public comment is closed. at this time thank you >> all right. supervisor wiener >> i spoke from before. >> thank you to supervisor kim's office for bringing this before us to the corin thank you for being an advocate on this item colleagues a motion agenda ed. >> ultimately move the amendment. >> without objection the amendments are accepted thank you. >> and ms. woods it does exactly what you asked. >> and so this item moved as a committee report forward to the full board as amended. >> can i comment first of all, thank you supervisor peskin for answering some of the questions and ms. woods for answering some questions as well obviously this a terrific project and i think i'll support moving
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forward with a with a positive recommendation i'm glad there are conversations going on long term health manage those parks relative to what supervisor peskin said about questions whether rec and park has the resources to manage those parks for the other 200 and 20 park properties it manages that is really a statement about how we as a - how this building has starved our park system and really, really frankly even with the copies it passes our rec and park is valve under resources and a sad state of affairs how they'll have the resources to take care of additional parks it is just that shouldn't be are factor we need to make sure our parks have the support they need
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and that includes expanded parks i know that conversation will continue and obviously is a broader policy discussion around the whole set of parks thanks. >> all right. thank you very much so madam clerk the motion is made and with a positive recommendation a committee report. >> as recommended by supervisor wiener. >> that's correct without objection thank you. >> any other items before us. >> >> there's no further business. >> thank you this meeting is adjourned
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that wasn't being done in san francisco no other organization was doing this as opposed to contemporary we are very blessed in san francisco to have organizations well, i thought that was going to be our speciality >> you create a conceptual idea for setting the opera and you spear ahead and work with the other sdierndz to create an overview vision that's the final product felt opera. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i was very inspired to work with him because the way he looked at the key is the way i looked at sports looking at the daily. >> so much our mandate is to
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integrated and helps to capture the imagination and that's part of the opera how we can use those colors into the language of today. >> so one of the great things of the stories of opera and story combined with opera music it allows people to let go and be entertained and enjoy the music instead of putting on headphones. >> that's what is great about art sometimes everyone loves it because you have to, you know, really great you have to have both some people don't like it and some people do we're concerned about that. >> it's about thirty something out there that's risky. you know, disliked by someone
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