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test, test, test, test, test, test, test, test >> good afternoon, everyone and welcome to the san francisco full board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, july 26, 2016, mr. clerk call roll. >> supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos not present supervisor cowen not present per supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar not present supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee madam chair we have quorum thank you and supervisor cowen is walked in ladies and gentlemen, can you please join
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us no pledge of allegiance and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> thank you and madam clerk are there any consumptions. >> yes. madam chair we are in receipt of a communication if the mayor communicating his veto of file one six 0660 urging the delegation to amend or oppose the buy right approval the budget tailor bill i've submitted a consumption to the board indicate if their tdr in switzerland a meeting send me a communication. >> colleagues in the what
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happened last week where the clerk and myself had to remind board members of the appropriate conduct of board i want to set the tone by reminding colleagues of rule 5.12 regarding the conduct of supervisor may not directly or indirectly we any form of the word to another supervisor or other supervisors in any conduct or motivate unworthy or unbecoming of a supervisor i'd like to set the tone madam clerk the approval of the minutes and board meeting minutes a 3 special minutes of special meeting rescheduled and recess meeting minutes of the that a quorum of the supervisors for june. >> colleagues a motion motioned by supervisor peskin
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and seconded by supervisor farrell colleagues without objection without objection those meeting minutes will be approved after. >> next speaker, please. >> the content agenda items 1 and 2 calendar, are considered to be routine and may be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the commission. there will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the commission, the public, or staff so requests. >> roerltd on items one and two. >> supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell there are 11 i's. >> those ordinances are finally passed unanimously madam clerk please call items
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three and four. >> are the proposed consolidated budget. >> appropriations to appropriate all estimated expenditures for the departments of city of san francisco as of may 31st and item 4 the proposed consolidated annual salary for the positions in the annual budget for the fiscal years ending june 2017 and june 2018. >> roll call vote. >> on items three and four supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin no supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell there 10 i's with supervisor peskin in the descent. >> those ordinances are
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finally passed please call items 5 through. >> there's no further business. >> >> the orientals that accompany the budget and item 5 the ordinances that adopts the graffiti clean up and designating a seem for the tax 15 and item 6 amending the administrative code for the membership and professional traditions and others organizations and neck the administrative codes to adopt fee for department and set the process for the annual adjustments and item 8 the ordinance for the administrative code to establish the district attorney neighborhood justice fund. >> item 9 the ordinance to amend the administrative code for the director of health to enter into management car care for people covered under the state program and next to set the patient rates by the
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department of health this requires 9 vote pursuant to the chapter and item 11 an ordinance to amend the administrative code to streamline the statutory authority for the assistance program and make others modifications to the indetergents aid and item 12 for the fire code to there the overtime from one and 33 to one and 34 per hour and next to the administrative code to impose a credit card cost estimate by the city. >> roll call vote. >> on items 5 through 13. >> commissioner kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos
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supervisor cowen supervisor farrell there are 11 i's. >> those ordinances are finally passed unanimously item number 14 an. >> an ordinance for a special election on november 8th for the purpose of submitting to the voters a proposition to amend prop a approved in 1992 to incur the go bonds for the purpose of making the amendments to the affordable housing and the mayor's office of loan for the purposes to acquire and convert at the risks multi unit buildings to permanent housing. >> colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection the ordinance is finally passed unanimously and item 15. >> for the business and tax code to impose a transportation
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starkly at the rate of twaerldz for a period of 25 years for the state board of equalization and is limit by the amount to 4 years from november 2016. >> roll call vote. >> on item 15. >> supervisor kim no. >> supervisor mar supervisor peskin no supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee no supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell there are 8 i's and 3 notices were supervisor kim supervisor peskin and supervisor yee in the descent the ordinance is finally passed item 16. >> an ordinance to amend the administrative code for the city contractor that provide health
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care and social services to seek to collect and analyze the data for the sexual orientation and gender identified of the clients they serve. >> roll call vote. >> supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell there are 11 i's. >> the ordinance is finally passed unanimously item 18. >> item 17 madam chair? supervisor peskin >> 17. >> we just - oh, 16 i apologize call item number 17. >> item 17 and 18 were referred without recommendation
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from the transportation committee and item 17 an ordinance for the administrative code to establishment the downtown preservation funds to vacate a portion of jessie street and a portion of alley and first street with the ocean wide project on 55 street. >> roll call vote. >> supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin no supervisor tang supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor malia cowen commissioner farrell last year 10 i's with supervisor peskin in the dissents. >> this ordinance is finally passed item 18. >> to amend the planning code
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for the construction of accessary dwellings as long as in-law unit on all lots in areas that allow the retail use. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you i'd like to ask we hear this labor market in the calendar to work out the technical glitches and passes unanimously last week and anticipated doing so we want to make sure all the language is in there and we'll be back that with. >> madam clerk call items 19 and 20. >> are the ordinances to amend the campaign and governmental conduct code for the city codes for a campaign pumpers committee a motion submitted to the voters an ordinance for the amending the governmental conduct code. >> supervisor peskin. >> thank you, madam chair and colleagues for the vote last week we want to commend make a
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motion to table item 20 you're aware there is a a ballot pursue that was submitted with 4 members of the board and in so for if the mayor signs to an or before the last day i'll work with the other 3 signers to remove if it the ballot assuming the mayor signs that by about date. >> commissioner peskin to table item seconded by supervisor tang colleagues, can we table without objection without objection the motion to tackle passed unanimously and madam clerk on 19 please call the roll >> supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor peskin supervisor tang
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supervisor wiener supervisor yee supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell there are 11 i's. >> the ordinance finally passes unanimously madam clerk call items 21 through 23 together. >> item 21 is at chapter mainstreamed to amend the municipal chapter for the maintenance of street trees and establish a fund for the maintenance of trees on san francisco unified school district property and amend the tax regulations code for a specialize parcel tax with the increases of the appropriation by the amount of parcel tax from 2016 and to affirm the ceqa discretionary item 322 a first
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draft to amend the for the maintenance of street trees from a budding frrn to the city and affirm the ceqa determination item 23 was referred without recommendation from the board of supervisors budget & finance subcommittee to a motion for the amending of the tax code to impose 0 utility users tax on persons using the electrical for the charges incurred an exemption for persons using renewable energy resources supervisor wiener. >> thank you very much madam president today is an exciting day we finally we believe have come to a consensus about once and for all fixing
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our broken street trees first of all, can i ask folks here to support our effort to go to the ballot and ask the voters to fix the broken street trees everyone in the program who supports it stand up - thank you . >> (clapping.) >> colleagues street trees are not the sexiest subject in the world but it matters and this is a grassroots movement that hesitate before brewing for a a long time of people in the city that thinks that trees matter they matter to the environment and health to our quality of life, and people who understand that that for way two along the city of san francisco has neglected our urban forest and gone beyond
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neglect by isn't it true dumping responsibility on adjacent property owner whether or not they planted the tree or whether or not they want the tree or know anything about taken care of of trees and the physical responsibility to whether they're a 25 ceo or an 80-year-old social security recipient that treats property owners unfairly and guarantees a deratd and dying urban forest it is long past due of this terrible, terrible system and have the opportunity to fix it for the last 6 years i've had the honoring of partnering with supervisor avalos and the friends of the urban forest to move a solution forward we've worked collaboratively with the planning department and the public works and environmental groups anticipate neighborhood groups we've convened hundreds
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of community meaningful we've spoken about this issue we've spoken with property owner groups we're worked with everyone who should be involved a broad based coalition enough is enough the city needs to take back the trees and the sidewalks for tree related damage and take back liability earlier this year we introduced legislation a ballot measure to go to the voters and to seek relief to have the city take back the trees and actually pay for it he know that trees don't compete well, in the budget if we simply take back the trees the trees will die because this building will not adequately fund tree maintenance needs from the beginning we were clear that we needed to take back the trees and have dedicated lockbox
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funding to do that the initial proposal included a combination of baselines aside what the city has spent for the last ten years and a progressive parcel tax we've had a lot of communications there that issue to make sure we are sending not just the best possible measure to the voters but a measure that has the best possibility of passing to fix this once and for all supervisor avalos has been working with me and thank you to him for his partnership and he creative thinking we had to continue this last week that was unclear if we'll be able to put this on the ballot and last week, we spoken more time than either of us care to admit to try to resolve this i want to
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thank supervisor avalos for his creative thinking for coming up with great ideas to incorporate into this measure today so colleagues before i today we've distributed amendments that will had had following will continue to meant the city take back the tree relates sidewalk damage and liability and then to create a baseline in the budget of $19 million which is the total cost we've formulated with finally and the controller's office to pay for that the 34ur will provide the mayor's with an opportunity as with the transportation and housing sales tax depend on what the financial condition of the city at the end of this year to determine to move forward but we're confident this will move forward and we know that the mayor cares about trees as well
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sow r so this measure a great one supervisor avalos and you are in partnership and will ask you colleagues to make those amendments today and then this is on the agenda already for the thursday and friday special meeting so that i hope we'll place this on the ballot and want to thank friends of the urban forest for the unending work for 40 years for the urban forest and on this measure in particular he thing andrea in my office that did enormous work over a a long time to move forward move forward to colleagues he ask for your support and now with our permission madam president i'm going to turn it over to supervisor avalos. >> okay. before we take the amendment he will recognize supervisor avalos. >> and that's a motion and so - >> so supervisor wiener has made a motion to amend seconded
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by supervisor avalos colleagues the amendment without objection without objection the amendment passed amazing supervisor avalos. >> thank you supervisor president london breed i might not describe trees as sexy issue that is an essential issue and district lovely trees have been a big effort that the residents came together to help to develop the neighborhood to bring a sense of belonging beauty to the neighborhood and make sure that our neighborhood can be a place where people are actively involved with the landscaping looks like so the university has been a big part a many, many resident in any district that have been working closely to make sure that district 11 can grow the university
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it is unfortunate because district 11 it is hard to do that a lot of concrete and a lot of telephone poles more telephone poles than trees in district 11 but people understand that trees are about a sense that quality and people in any district that don't have disposable income finds is difficult to take care of trees when the city is passing on that responsibility to them and trees and situations for people in district 11 that struggling to pa pay their mortgage and having to take care of the damage the tree might make can be a disagrees event so that's a solution a great solution and it is one that is really clearly helping neighbors in san francisco that are generally not given a lot of support and
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reliberal wanting to take care of planting new trees we'll have many trees that have been taken out because property owners don't want to take care of the trees this is been a really great experience working with supervisor wiener on this measure we often don't see eye to eye but trees we do to me this is an issue that is a progressive issue the moderate issue an issue that united the board of supervisors i work hard to make sure our board can be united i know that supervisor yee is also looking at how we can insure that when this measure kicks in by july 1st of next year we'll
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have a program in place because we'll already set a reserve relishl program but by charter amendment for the future and doing that with a fund that supports long term make ready for ever for trees in san francisco that's a huge thing this is also an environmental issue our trees are the greatest source of carbon in san francisco we can remove carbon dioxide by funding more trees that nursing or enables us with clean power to do our part in restoring climate change that is devastating the world i'm proud to be part of this effort i was concerned about moving forward with another parcel tax the san
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francisco city college board of trustees has put a reauthorization of the parcel tax on the ballot i think that is hard for property owner voters to choose two parcel tax or have to choose between them if they only want to support one and other revenue measures it is difficult to move forward with other parcel tax to help to resolve the tree issue when another one is there because the remedy measures with the revenue co-sponsored it made it possible for us to attempt to tap both one of the sources to be able to cover the program for trees we want to commend thank all my colleagues that have been working on new source of revenue with our photo tax and transfer tax increases that are coming forward i know that several of us on the board worked on those measures they enable us to have
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the flexibility in the budget to quality this set aside and have a stream of funding for the tree program i want to engage supervisor kim and supervisor cowen and supervisor mar for their work on revenue i think this is really important to move on trees above all thank you, jeremy in any office that has tried various because of you know throwing dangerous on the wall to see what stays on the wall and this effort to actually link with new revenue sources without a new additional source to the ballot is one that really will work and one that all of san francisco will see the benefits of as we move forward. >> so thank you to jeramy colleagues before we go further i do want to i'm going to table item 22 which say was any
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version the tree tax measure i kind of stopped working on that with in place with supervisor wiener measure created a program that covers ongoing maintenance of trees until the distant future to me that is more i can get all of us to get behind this measure with the new source of support for it and the support of set aside i'll be asking ms. johnson to table item 22 before getting a second ask that we send back to committee item 23 that is the tax utility use tax on non-renewable source of energy it is important we look at that has a potential measure for the ballot i wanted this measure to go forward but concerned about putting an additional tax on the ballot that will burden our ballot but
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also make it difficult for voters to distinguish but having a tax on renewable that revenue can cover the build out clean power or the planting of more trees but best to continue this item for another time motion again to tackle item 22 and send 23 back to committee thank you, colleagues. >> thank you supervisor avalos has made a motion to table 22 seconded by supervisor mar colleagues without objection without objection item 22 is tabled and on the motion to send item 23 back to budget and finance colleagues without objection without objection 23 back to committee and supervisor yee.
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>> thank you very much supervisor president london breed. >> first of all, i want to thank the friends the urban forest and all the individual that have been working on this tree issue for many years. >> it is real important issue for district 7 something that i recognized when i stepped into office we needed to do something about this when i saw was tree after tree left alone and dying trees that would be taken care of by seniors with fixed income this is not a solution at one point the city took care of more trees for me want to thanks supervisor wiener and supervisor avalos for working together to
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come up with that solution that hopefully, all of us will supports i have two goals in mind when i jumbled into this discussion about half a year ago one was that why are we waiting a year if now to take over the trees to my colleagues know that i've introduced legislation that will go forward after the recess that will basically ask the city to start taking over the trees immediately and people say where will you get the money i'll be following up with a supplemental ask for this year and for me, the second piece of this so that's sort of a stop gap we can take over now and build up the program and in time looking at the year that that is fully fund with a fully
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operational program the second piece for me think that supervisor avalos already mentioned he felt and many of us felt too much revenue measures that we were proposing and just wasn't fair for our citizens i mean our residents in san francisco to be actually flipping the bill for everything and one of the things i was not going to support was a parcel tax i felt there are other ways to do this so i'm happy at this moment we actually found a solution we don't need to tap into a parcel tax and actually support fewer revenue measures than i want to thank both supervisor wiener and supervisor avalos for working this out it was very difficult i know especially only a few days to
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make the final decisions and i will be supportive of this amendment. >> thank you supervisor yee and supervisor mar. >> thank you. i'm pleased madam president and colleagues that we had this week to try to work out this issue to be hopefully unanimous in support of vance san francisco a city covered in healthy trees with the urban forestry council all the dpw oovrts and others and everyone from the neighborhoods that has been writing about this issue i'm pleased we hopefully have a anonymous way to move forward as tom from livable city said at different committees that trees under streets can help to raise your level of happiness and equitable in other
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neighborhoods and the city is expanding the companion on a citywide level but trees increase people's health by slowing amp up to seven years trees are an economic benefit to $1 involved from trees give 7 to $8 of benefits assuming their strong ways to plant and maintain and grow them as well i know that has we move livable city trees help to pull carbon out of the air and san francisco as a city we're a liveable city my appreciation to supervisor wiener and supervisor avalos and supervisor yee and others for thinking about the common interests of all the neighborhoods i think that
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friends of the urban forest have been at that over a year several years actually and pleased this is moving forward i would have appreciated the progressive parcel tax i'm looking forward to this commitment made by this probation officer body we find the funding for a thirty year problem our city has not addressed until in hits the ballot in november i want to say that would not have come forward without the activists and the friends of the urban forest keeping the light shining on how we are united and my hope in november to pass this measure and regrow our canopy and be a liveable city thanks to supervisor wiener and supervisor avalos and all of us for moving forward. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you supervisor president london breed i want to say thank you to supervisor
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wiener and supervisor avalos and supervisor yee particularly supervisor wiener and supervisor avalos so for in their advocacy and their workload i want to thank dan friends of the urban forest i know that supervisor wiener has been working with their hard work that is relent less this is a great tribute i'm excited. >> thank you supervisor farrell supervisor peskin. >> thank you madam president this issue has been connecting around since milton marks was the head of - i want to say that number one i am very pleased given the number taxed and the 9 point of billion dollars budget a with all due respect to the mayor and members of this body the city should not have reliberated the trees that
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were reliberated a few years ago this is the right thing to do to put it in the lockbox and identify the tax that come from the wealthiest players in our society and not homeowners that are stressed that week the advocacy and the discussion has resulted in something that will solve this problem in the fairest way. >> thank you supervisor peskin supervisor campos. >> be very brief and also want to say thank supervisor wiener and supervisor avalos i think that there has an agreement throughout this discussion on the part of board of supervisors that the city should never have gotten to this point and not have reliberated our responsibility and put it on property owners the question for the last few days what is the best answer and i'm glad that it
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has been at least an agreement that resolves the issues and especially want to thank all my constituents for district 9 that have taken the time to write to me and my staff about the importance of this issue and i know there are people from ever every supervisorial district and the board is responding i'll be happy to support this. >> commissioner wu supervisor campos supervisor kim. >> thank you supervisor president london breed i'm happy we're moving forward a measure that didn't tax the residents i think the city should take back the responsibility for maintaining the street trees they're important part of our
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canopy and a healthy city any reluctance affordability so one of the top issues that taxing our hoermentz many are feeling they've left even if they own their homes that is pitting the burden on it is undue burdensome uniform happy we're moving forward with a set aside assuming new revenue that comes to the city and maintenance the trees and the city has responsibility for many of any colleagues talked about with why they're important but i think that is important to note that maintaining the street trees has been confusing for so many of the homeowners and that to no fault of their home don't do the right way because of ways going about it and incredibly expenditure i think this is the predicament way for us to move forward it show and absolutely be. >> priority and come out of our general fund dollars i'm
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happy to see the charter amendment dancing takes back the ownership and recognize supervisor yee who since i've introduced the ultimate traffic real estate transfer tax trying to figure out how to allocate the dollars for street trees maintenance and working alongside with my office to come up with language to move along with our city college special fined funds will be a funded by the real estate transfer tax so insure that new revenues will come in and be able to spend down for maintenance i understand that he is going to be moving forward with the way to fund street trees maintenance today before this ballot measure is in effect i'll assume it passes i want to thank the board for working together to bring 24 forward there is a be tremendous
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outcome of revenue but proud we're moving forward with the progressive way that we are asking those with the most to fund the services here in the city we need to see moving forward and our homeowners will not be burdened with homeownership's tax but homeowners are willing to contribute to the general fund we want to participate in the progress and the friends of urban forest thank you e thank you for all your hard work and i appreciate the work to bring nor trees into the tenderloin neighborhood i cannot tell how important to have a canopy with the bodecker park and hopefully to bring more of this into the district i represent thank you. >> thank you, supervisor kim supervisor wiener. >> thank you madam president
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first of all, well, i thank friends of urban forest earlier i neglected to specifically thank dan the executive director that did an extraordinary job getting the trees planting and advocating for our trees so thank you, dan so colleagues or madam president 22 and 23 have been tabled and item 21st is amend unless there are further okay. i'll make a motion to continue item 21 to the 8:30 special meeting on thursday morning. >> sitting as a committee as a whole. >> and subject to other comments. >> okay
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before - okay. did you have further comments supervisor avalos. >> brief ones i want to thank. >> supervisor wiener has made a motion to continue item number 21 to a committee as a whole on july 28th as 8:30 a.m. seconded by supervisor avalos and before we approve that supervisor avalos you'd like to make comments. >> thank you one additional comment i want to make this package of this charter amendment creates a enormous opportunities for the environmental stewardship under known we have a strong program with those funds and with the treatments in the program we've actually can get for residents involved in taking care of mravnts trees he understand you,
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we can create green jobs i wanted to see as part of the passage we're able to create jobs for young people and adults as environmental sterdz i want to encourage the department of public works and the friends of urban forest to be creative in how we extend green jobs to many people up here in san francisco thank you. >> thank you supervisor avalos. >> and just so for clarity supervisor wiener has made a motion to continue as amended item 21 to the july 28th meeting at the 8:30 as a committee as a whole and seconded by supervisor avalos i want to make sure i was clear it is as amended thank you, madam clerk for the reminder with that, colleagues can we take that without objection?
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without objection it passes unanimously and at this time thank you, everyone >> (clapping.) >> okay >> (clapping.) >> thank you, everyone for being here we really appreciate it and at this time we'll be doing a 2:30 accommodation so if the folks that are here could exited quietly while we continue to conduct business really we'll appreciate it thank
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you. >> mr. ginsburg welcome to the chamber we're at the points of our 2:30 accommodation we know you were patiently waiting outside to come in
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>> thank you, thank you everyone colleagues today, i am commending carla and gordon from the triangle and the san francisco recreation and park apprenticeship program we can clap (laughter). >> so if carla and gordon can come forward with ms. brown to the podium here. >> mr. ginsburg. >> so today, we're voting on item 78 to recognize july as national recreation and park month on the adoption without reference items and on this occasion i am recognizing two
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amazing people from the friends of the triangle as well as the san francisco rec and park garden apprenticeship program the triangle is a grace metal between linking and golden gate park a great place for families to have picnics and relax carla and gordon are long time sports and in fact, carla fund it in 2012 with gordon's as one of the original members with the arts and specialists to remind and revise this triangle together with the rec and park department the san francisco parks alliance local landscape architect jeff miller the friends of the triangle development a comprehensive
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renovation plan i was happy in support of legislation to accept the very gesturdonation the par reopened in march i have 2014 with an upgraded new plan and assessable pedestrian passages and it is just one of the most amazing spaces in the city and in june of 2017 gordon was the group leader and organized volunteer work parties etch month for the beauty of park and he's a dedicated divorcee working hard in the installation of the plot to grow the art gasped with the colorful plants that can be eaten this provides an educational opportunity for children and adults to experience the vibrant growth
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cycles of plant and finally want to recognize the rec and park gardener apprenticeship program developed in 2010 (clapping.) - >> come on in guys and gals developed in 2010 with the help of local 261 this program provides san franciscans with a pathway into permanent gardening jobs at the rec and park department apprenticeships complete 4 thousand hours of supervised on-the-job training such as proper moe and tuning and planting they also attend courses at city college to learn plant identification landscape design and horticulture practices with the
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apprenticeships receive an education that exceeds the state of california education requirements for a program of this nature that is the first statewide created introduce a labor management partnership i want to thank rec and park general manager phil ginsburg thank you for being here along with a number of the commissioners from rec and park department thank you to vince with local local 261 and for their leadership in creating the program and for providing employment opportunities to san franciscans which is so, so very important i also want to give a shout out to rec and park commissioner tom harrison >> (clapping.) >> tom worked for the city and county of san francisco as a
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gardener for 28 years before appointed on the rec and park for local 261 exactly the kind of person we need on the commission i know we're also joined by gloria and then and pat anderson 3 other rec and park commissioners, thank you for being here we talked about trees before you all got in here and how important to take back and take our tree infrastructure and looking forward to making sure that some of those apprentices are the first in line for the job opportunities we'd like have when we take back those trees we'll need you and i'm looking forward thank you, everyone for being here and with that, i'd like carla and gordon to say a few words this is a lot of people being honored but you
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two are - >> (clapping.) >> i wanted to bring you front and center because we know you, you volunteer countless hours and raised money and did this amazing wonderful community space that brings people together and artists and sdavl have challenges with moaning our parks all over the city and have citizens like yourselves do exactly what you did i was there for the opening and so grateful he was falling all over i was so grateful you invested your time and money and continue to do that with that, carla an opportunity to say a few words. >> and gordon. >> i thank phil to supported and abigail if rec and park you
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know working with that team it was a pleasure actually and i hope many others will see the benefit if taking on a small part of city and give it a little bit love and attention and so many people can enjoy it thank you for the recognize. >> thank you very much. >> (clapping.) >> i want to thank carla recognizing volunteers is a very important thing to side germany personally feel that the recognition the volunteers regularly get from the staff david and abigail and others it makes you want to come back and work such a rah-rah we can help this place be better can do attitude it is fun for part of and thank you to them to make
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this so easy in a wonderful area in the city thank you. >> thank you. i also - >> (clapping.) >> want to shout out to abigail when i was over there she takes pride in taking care of area like taking care of her own home that's pretty amazing >> (clapping.) >> so thank you oh, yohiding i don't know if vince you want to speak on behalf of the local 261 of the amazing program you all together have started. >> well, thank you very much supervisor president london breed on behavior of o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? and david i want to say a few words we receptionist the work you do and thinks that is difficult we have about a
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million poem in town and comes down to the lovingly people you had a magnificent job we agree on the obligations our obligations to make sure that people actually have an opportunity to pursue a career pathway not only in the private but united states public segment i'm proud of that department but unwise for me not to mention the department of public works that is like the workforce forever and ever we've been moving the rec and pa rec and park phil ginsburg i'm proud of his management team understanding how important to put together the apprenticeship programs to make sure on the best and brightest and the most committed people serve tfolks ad really, really proud to stand
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here with phil and his team like national parks month and san francisco forgets we have this freaking greatest rec and park in the world we take it for granted everyday we don't we're the stvrdz and gloubd i'm proud to serve with them and let us know it gets easier and easier everyday. >> thank you, mr. courtney. >> (clapping.) >> you can make sure we get the page and the other list figuring. >> thank you sxheemd i'm very aware of that list i wanted to thank you and all of your colleagues for taking time to celebrate the parks month and recognizing the important role
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that parks play in our city and the two groups you've honored are perfectly representative of what makes us the greatest park system in the country our volunteers and staff thank you for recognizing both pieces of the evaluation and celebrating the rec and park and our fabulous amazing park system thank you. >> thank you.
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>> (clapping.) >> go ahead. >> okay >> (clapping.) >> 1, 2, 3
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1, 2, 3 okay folks thank you for your patience. >> thank you to the men and women who make our continue to make our parks wonderful for everybody thanks again all right. folks with that, that is now 3 o'clock and several 3 o'clock special orders and i'm going to call them out of order
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and going to start with items supervisor campos. >> items 55 through 56. >> okay. >> go to the building code madam clerk. >> items 53 and 54 comprise the special order for the board of supervisors have approved a motion on june 28th for a committee as a whole for a public hearing to consider the objections to the diligent charges for assessment costs by the department of building inspection which the subject matter of item 54 for code compliant for the building code for services costs accrued
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pursuant to code violation. >> today it is conducted to objections to a report of the diligent charges for the costs submitted by the director of department of building inspection for diligent charges for code compliant violations and associated fees pursuant to the provisions of building code to let's open this hearing first, we will hear from the department mr. and then davidson is here to present. >> good afternoon supervisor breed and board members. >> these are mediums a and then the inspector, next item. >> with the department of building inspection we have a 22 year before the board with the imposition of liens previously transmitted with the report of diligent charges june 20, 2016,
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the department has two in house hearings for the property owners to discuss the on and on charges the department appreciate our support and approving the report of diligent charges was for po for the department of building inspection and like to thank angela and on the support staff for all your help. >> colleagues, any questions seeing none, open up for public comment and members of the public will have 2 minutes to comment regarding this particular issue and i just want to let people the members of the public who are here to comment on this that after we conducted this hearing there will be an opportunity for you to have a discussion with a member of the department of public works to resolve our issue any members of the public that want to come down. >> seeing 4 items 53 and 54
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the diligent buildings i'm not sure of the protocol. >> i didn't call the ceqa million e appeal that's not what i called. >> yes. >> i'll start our time if i want to talk about the building code and i live on sanchez street in the castro i've had an issue are troublesome tenants that grabbed onto the idea they
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can't be evicted as long as a code violation and damaged my property and used the things i have deferred maintenance i just got out of foreclosure and i'm sure they'll understand how to abuse the process in the future the city attorney is aware but i've been sued for more than the value of my house at the present time i've been thrown into foreclosure and going to lose any house if the city paralyze in this lawsuit and stems from substantiates that abused the system i'll ask you to think about how people can abuse those rules and try to safeguard against that. >> the handwriting is on the wall i have to say. >> thank you, sir any other
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members of the public for the 53 of assessment costs for building assessment violations >> next speaker, please. >> if you want to line up to my left and our right go ahead, sir. >> my name is john wong and . >> mr. wong speak into the microphone thank you. >> i'm the owner of 505, 26 avenue and 1254 las vegas worst
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street i received 14 orders to pay 7 thousand, nine hundred and 67 for the property. >> but i don't know each they complain so, now i am a neighbor to answer that before. >> no regarding the task i sent i have any record in last year, i spent $15,820 to pay the contractor to repair so but not i believe they have the payment
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because that the reason it is in there they might say oh, you don't have a donor that you did a it and give you a credit i try to pay for the - however, and you know refusing to accept before the inspector told me he has two cases in there revel and i go to get a permitted, however, i pay he refused it. >> thank you, sir an opportunity to speak with a representative when we finished with public comment. >> next speaker, please. >> and mr. davidson where you are thank you raise your hand
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he'll go step up to the plate outside to help you resolve our on or about. >> next speaker, please. >> that is file number 160705 this is regarding any property 19 ruth let me know street in bernal heights i think have i offer 14 codes and don't know what they mean i've tried to work with the city and really the best he can and it is very confusing and when this started in august of 2012 when i got hit by a car and had brain damage and fractured a vertebrae spine when i was unconscious any family installed sheetrock for installation inside of the walls so the house will be warmer and since then there's a lot of
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violations because they didn't get a permitted to do the work so, now we have permits and doing the work and very, very, very complicated and i'm very not good at that especially, after 14 code charges i'm doing everything i can and have a spine fusion outside of that i worked for the city i'm fully disabled sins the accident i worked 17 ordinances and the leaders of the neighborhood march program at the bernal heights and board member for the project open hand and worked forming mayor willie brown wheel chairs mayor and worked for history aid services campaigns already and pretty much worked and do everything for the people i'm on full disability but right now pushing get to the vision
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zero campaign and the speaker campaign i'm asking the board to reassess the charges because doing the best i can. >> again, sir someone will speak with you after public comment and anyone wish to comment on item number item can you please line up to my left. >> hi my name is kathy and i'm the homeowner for property address - and back in july 2nd of the year 2015 and once i had a notice of violation right now r rossi paid the architect the
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fee he never tried to complete the plan that cots any project to be complete and starting this year i got a heart disease and being hospitalsed and feel alert and hopefully, the penalty will be waived i need more time. >> thank you very much again there are an, an opportunity to speak with someone after. anyone wish to comment on item number this item go seeing none, public comment is closed. with that, mr. davidson >> can you turn on the microphone. >> yes. i'll meet with the individuals out in the lobby. >> if you can stand he's step outside and if anyone wants to
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articulating talk about their claim he'll be out there until he talks with every single one of you and come back with a recommendation to the board thank you for your patience. >> thank you supervisor breed. >> thank you okay with that, we have two other 3:00 p.m. special orders supervisor cowen would you like to do the eir hearing at this time. >> or we could - supervisor campos is not here we'll go back to the regular agenda until i returns and back to the 3:00 p.m. special order madam clerk call item 24. >> a charter amendment first graft for the charter of san francisco to authorize the san franciscans not united states citizens but are the parents legal guardian or caregivers of
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a child residing in san francisco to vote for the board of education at an election on november 8, 2016. >> supervisor mar. >> thank you supervisor president london breed colleagues this measure as it move forward to the november ballot about encouraging 100 percent parental involvement a extending the voting rights to emigrates that is 60 though young people one in three children has an immigrant pattern or parents and many are not yet citizens and not able to vote in school board elections many of the students are citizens who's needs may not be met giving a voice to all parents is good for the kids it expands the opportunity to all communities i want to thank the
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majority of san francisco board of supervisors but also board of education matt haney and shamann walton and with rosen and sandra fewer this measure a positive step for shared values as san franciscans of democracy and inclusion of everyone and civic participation and fairness and providing an opportunity for all parents to have a voice in who gets the sites on the board of education in our city and shape the quality and equal opportunities of our schools i wanted to thank my staffing victor and angela and others from assemblyman david chiu's office but our broad coalition to credit for the growth of that shared values of 100 percent
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parental involvement in the schools especially psychologically man advocates and parents voices and faith in action and many youth commissioners and youth organizations for building our broad coalition i want to thank our co-sponsors supervisor campos, supervisor cowen, supervisor wiener and supervisor kim for supporting this effort i think that san francisco like other cities can make history by expanding the right to vote to parents in our public school and wanted to say quickly to as this coalition grows we want to doing everything we can to include the parents stories and how having 100 percent be parental involvement in the schools go makes our schools and our whole school system better for
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everyone i thank the colleagues and put this on the ballot in november and make history. >> thank you supervisor mar and supervisor wiener. >> i want to say thank supervisor mar in bringing forgot this charter amendment with the support of assembly member chiu i hope the third time is a charm i was proud to promote that in previous occasions and it came close but failed i hope the voters adopt this we know that parents are successful in big deal academy with the school and school community and means being engaged politically in hoping to formulate the policies and direction of the public school
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system it makes a lot of sense that participants that have kids in the public schools should be able to vote for in school board elections regardless of where they are citizens so i'm supportive of this measure and hope that we send it out to the voters today. >> thank you supervisor cowen. >> thank you very much supervisor president london breed i wanted to take a moment to pubically acknowledge the leadership of supervisor mar so for being resilience and not giving up on this incredibly important ballot initiative i believe that this is a democracy it is our duty to widening the tents in bringing people to the table and not exclusively people we should put forward and making sure the voters know where this board stands. >> thank you supervisor cowen supervisor kim. >> i also want to thank
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supervisor mar for his leadership on this measure i did campaign for this also in 2004 about many of you and have long believed that non-citizens and guardian so participate in the board of education elections many parents have spent years over decades objecting three quarters citizenship and during that period of time they are watched their children graduate from elementary school and middle school and high school and by the time they have a say in board members their children are graduated not a new process new york city has allowed non-citizens to volt from board of education and certainly have examples of other cities that is loud but really an expansion of the democracy individual that have so much at stake in the board of education when i ran i would have loved to campaign and
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reach out to so many parents not having a voice in the progress and this will certainly continue this work along with supervisor avalos charter amendment on expanding the multiple to vote 16 i hope we expand this in the longer-term but in a year we're staying betrayal against the immigrants at the analyzed level in the approximate disease by the republican nominee is important for san francisco to stand up and say say we support our immigrants and in participating in our democratic progress. >> thank you, supervisor kim supervisor campos. >> thank you. i just want to just provide some context that
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is important that has san francisco folks in the country are talking about limiting people's rights to vote we have seen the hurdles that people place on citizens to actually be able to cast ballot at the ballot box with the united states supreme court underlining the right to vote and donald trump and others singularly trying to keep certain polling people out of political process it is important that san francisco we're trying to expand the right to vote and the ability of people to be involved in the democratic process that is angle important thing that san francisco is doing noble not only with this measure by but the measure by supervisor avalos to vote 16 i'm proud to be part of that and proud that san
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francisco is doing this in light of the larger nationality political climate. >> thank you commissioner campos supervisor farrell. >> thank you supervisor president london breed you know, i release i'll be the minority on this today and unfortunately not something i will be able to support first of all, in terms of making sure that families are involved in their schools nothing i can and more with a parent of three children with parents in the school it critical to the success not only the families but the children and education i don't believe that voting on the school board is a simultaneous with being involved with the schools but more importantly it struck me this morning today is my mother's birthday and as i won't have the chance to go to breakfast with her and my dad's
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they talked about 20 years ago was the day she became a u.s. citizen and something we register they renowned our german citizenship it is who she is but the one thing she asked any children was the biggest difference and my children wouldn't respond and she said it is i can vote in the united states and so i appreciate this is a tough call but i'm in the vast minority but this is on personal experience he wonder will b a slippery slope school boards why not supervisors or anything else in the country that is part of a big discussion. >> thank you supervisor farrell madam clerk on item 5 o 24. >> call the roll. >> supervisor kim on item 24.
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>> supervisor mar supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell no. >> there are 10 i's and one no with supervisor farrell in the dissents. >> the charter amendment will be submitted madam clerk items 55 through 56. >> on july 19th little board of supervisors approved a motion to schedule a committee as a whole for a public hearing to consider a charter amendment thirds draft the subject to amend the chapter of san francisco so create the powers and duties to authorize the public advocate for the review of the city programs for transmitting information to the public and investigate and
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attempt to resolve the city complaints to authorize the public advocate to investigate spifdz whistle blower complaint with the salary and sets the policy for minimum staffing for the office of public advocate to rename the department of police accountability to give that office direct authority over the proposed budget and require the police to have an audit every two years in how the police department has offered the claim of use of force another an election november 8, 2016. >> supervisor campos. >> madam president the city attorney's office is still working on language so technical language they're trying to you know finalize and make sure it is accurate i apologize and ask we come back but i know that supervisor cowen
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wants to speak to that. >> thank you supervisor cowen. >> thank you very much i will if we can't say do anything without the language so perhaps. >> would you like to explain exactly with you are proposing to change. >> sure. sure i'll defer to supervisor campos who articulated the changes. >> supervisor avalos thank you madam president this changes refer not only to items 55 and 56 the hearing on public advocate in the public advocate measure but also the item 57 the charter amendment that supervisor cowen and supervisor president london breed have. >> hold on a second madam clerk call item 57. >> a second draft for the city and county of san francisco to rename the office of citizens
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complaints as the police accountability for the direct authority and require p a performance audit how the police department has handled the use of force on an election november 8, 2016. >> thank you and essentially what we are talking about doing would be to make amendments so the public advocate measure goes back to essentially one of the original versions that didn't actually include the office of police accountability essentially bringing back the public advocate to the times prior to the amendments that were introduced by supervisor avalos and that would also allow supervisor cowen and supervisor president london breed measure to go forward to the voters as a stand alone measure there are
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technical changes that have to be made in supervisor cowen's measure that take out what is called the poison pill as well as referencing what happens in the event if that the public advocate measure passes in terms of the possibility of the occ director and is public advocate measure essential will not deal with the amendments or changes that are promoted relatively to the department of police accountability equipment for the issue of appointment which would be the public advocate making the appointment subject to the approval the board the last thing i'll say this is just a technicality in the event i know we're actually working with tight deadlines so in the event that you know for some reason don't meet the deadlines
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there is a duplication forward to the tuesday board meeting but i don't know if this is possible the intent to go with this deal wear describing and again, it is so that voters have the opportunity to decide for themselves on the merits of each special. >> with that, supervisor cowen. >> thank you supervisor cowen. >> madam president a point of clarification will we able to take public comment on this 55 through 57 several people are coming and waiting is that a pocket autopsy yes, we can open up for public comment. >> okay. we'll open up. >> madam president's supervisor cowen 56 and 57. >> correct thank you. >> 56 and 57 thank you for the clarification so good afternoon, everyone thank you for being here we want to commend say thank you to the colleagues that have helped me to work with me so that we can bring this very
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port accountability measure to the voters this november i don't think that is necessary to begin to repeat what i said over the last several weeks but really want to impress on each and every in the chamber this side of the chamber we have a responsibilities we all have a responsibility to be listening and responsive so the voters pulling put a mandate to this body in san francisco to insure we act in a responsible way that everyone in the city has a high-level of justice when it comes to the services that the law enforcement provide and residents deserve and have the right to know the police standards for use of force and office misconduct that that matches the communities values
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whether the system to hold off as accountable we system holds the officers accountable for their actions and to insure the system is working again, this will not happen in the board of supervisors and our city don't stand united and take a bold action today on solutions to real police reform what you've heard a willingness to bridge a gap i want to pubically acknowledge the colleagues that are helpful and the local agency formation commission has been reviewed by many, many people for months young people you see in this room that have is been telegraph hill engaged in a very important issue they care about deeply the naacp the seniors a make-up the naacp have given encouragement in bringing this forward i want to recognize the criminal justice system and the
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public defender's office, the aclu the director of the african-american ms. joyce hicks and the police commission and various coalitions i've had conversations with members of senior staff of sfpd. >> and so colleagues today, i want to ask you think about the people in this room could i and think about the families that are across the country that are grove at the loss of a son or daughter when you make this vote i ask you place to on the ballots and allow the voters to decide and just to recap the amendments that commissioner campos and i have come to an agreement burglary do a couple of things first that removes all the luggage to the 0 police accountability from the public advocate proposal this proposal public advocate will go to voters with the votes and this department of the police officer accountability is now allowed to
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move forward and go to voter i an amendment i've agreed to will allow the power of the director for the department of police take into account to rest within the public advocates authority to be also to be confirmed by the san francisco board of supervisors and supervisor campos called it a poison pill i call that a clarifying clause lau (laughter) it was introduced it looks like we were going to have two quoting measures to the volunteered i want to make sure we're very clear on which piece of legislation will prevail should both pass so with that, m and madam president i'd like to entertain conversations with any colleagues and absolutely go to public comment to hear from the
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constituents that are here today thank you very much thank you, everyone. >> thank you supervisor wiener. >> thank you very much i'm glad there is conversations about this issue i was concerned last week this measure might be killed in its entirety or otherwise damaged it is important to go to the voters in a unified way because it is incredibly important that the people care by a b and thank you to supervisor cowen in modernizing the office of citizens complaints making it do his own department and independent of the police department in terms of i want to thank supervisor campos for engaging in that dialogue in terms of my preference not be for the public advocate is to be the appointing authority i'll listen and keep
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an open mind it is important we come to an agreement and so i'll keep an open mind open that point and, of course, tremendous respect for supervisor cowen leadership thank you. >> thank you, supervisor wiener and just for clarity we're waiting on amendments to both the public advocate as well as police albeit i know there are a number of members of the public i'd like to open up for public comment for this as we're sitting as a committee as a whole keep our comments specifically to this particular item and not any other items on the boards agenda or general items first speaker please. good afternoon. >> my name is michael my residency thirty years when i came here to attend the law school a member of the third
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baptist church of san francisco and i'm acquainted with the chief and form george moscone and crossed paths with the chief and the first asian woman police chief so my engagement has been positive but a man was beaten by the san francisco police department and have lawsuits spends against the city and county of san francisco so i know a few bad apples i think that is impertinent that supervisor cowen stand alone to insure that the police department against to police themselves and an affordability for their actions so one way to provide a penalty financially
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then a consequence so again, thank you for letting me speak. >> i'd like to let the members of the public know that we are going to listen to all the speakers but decide them today and also have an opportunity last night in the meeting members of the public to provide the comments we'll leave public comment open for this item throughout the day mr. richards son. >> thank you very much supervisor breed and supervisors my name is linda richardson i want to commend supervisor cowen and supervisor breed for putting together this legislation again, the burden of police accountability in the city and county of san francisco shouldn't be rest on the two african-americans from the board of supervisors
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of all of a sudden progressive city you know after all you have the legislation to protect the trees and dogs or whatever we'll be looking to make sure this legislation stands on its own we can't allow to tap dance with the languages so be very, very carefully when you're talking about this so we know what you're trying to do and give us this san francisco, california accept the leadership and convey as to the rest of the country this city is where the vision is so this legislation has broader implications the debate will not be restricted to the board of supervisors it will be carried out through the country in new york or seattle people will be asking you about this legislation which basically says we know there are good cops and bad cops given the opportunities
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should be mandated this is what this decision will be so the votes should be anonymous and this legislation should be allowed to go to the borders by itself without any languages so big thank you and we expect you will have you progressives all of a sudden progressives will do the right thing for the city and county of san francisco thank you for your time on this board. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon madam president and board members i'll john i'm here to speak and a representative of friends of ethics for those of you who don't know federal bureaus is a volunteery association that works to promote the regulation and transparency in elect lobbying we're composed of former commissioners and members of the grand jury and friends of
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ethics have engrossed i'm i've i'm going to read a letter on behalf of the friends of ethics i'm authorized to request the board of supervisors sitting as a committee as a whole recommend to the full board this combined and amended measures for a public advocate then the combined measure on the november 2016 ballot friends of ethics friends of ethics recognized item 5 of a renovated issue that often discussed have not been resolved and friends of ethics buildings those issues need to be addressed promoting rather than the praungd and ineffective talk putting this on the ballots focuses the attention felt folks
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on faster requests the entire board to make a decision without - we seek the elected supervisors to seek a decision by the ultimate authority of san francisco the voters in the hopes for better and more responsive government we remain the friends of ethics. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is jackie i'm the executive director of the randolph institute in san francisco and joined by community members with the mile-per-hour academy you'll hear from a couple of those young folks that have been learning about city policy and not only here but last week and many of them left disappointed from what we heard but the
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randolph institute serves many public housing and to now providing did public services criteria developments programs and youth programs apr i has a strong presence of communities of color i'm here he care about police affordability and care about the kids and future i believe that we are all public servants that need to work together to build stronger communities and bright communities i was encouraged by the work to make that work we have a simple message that is to place supervisor cowen's charter amendment on the ballot and allow the people the right to vote please don't combine i've heard this may not be the event the unrelated public advocate proposal and please 90 do not silence the vote of
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voters i ask you bear with some of the young folks their nerves nervous but take a leap of encourage to make sure you hear the voice. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon board of supervisors my name is material one of the youths members part of the a phil randolph and the message please louse allow obvious for voting for the police reform and law enforcement by placing the department for the police affordability on the ballot and please does not combine that with unrelated public advocate proposal and not silence the voice of the voters thank you. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i'm a
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residence of the bayview hunters point i would say in this district all my life and for as long my community lived in a state of fear and distrust and false relationships with law enforcement i stand behind supervisor cowen in the passing of this as an independent entity it too long residents have been silenced because of hesitance to come forward with the police brutal no need to combine this measure with the office of public advocate but amplify the voices of those wounded community rather than silencing them with further politics thank you. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> i'm an intern and i'm
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talking you to allow us to vote by placing the police academy on the ballot and please don't combine with the unrelated advocate proposal and does not silence the voters voice. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> well ms. marshall good afternoon. i'm virginia marshall a long time educator in san francisco i'm also a member of the naacp and represents the black educators i'm very thankful you all supervisor cowen and supervisor president london breed brought fort this initiative and grateful to hear you'll not combine is with m any other issue it will water it down this is a true affordability for the police officers we need them in the
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schools and communities on my way home from any church, i saw police officers pull over a car i watched my i think instinct came forgot i pulled behind the police officer to let them know i was watching i saw them let him go this happens in bayview hunters point or across the city we need our police officers we know we love them my nephew is a police officer in 1010 we not true reform the office of citizens complaints was just a paper trail i filed complaints and nothing happened we request you rename it officer and make it a true affordability we do not want to go to any more
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funnels so we think this initiative will help us to stop the few minutes and go to graduations and is young people will hear with their orange shirts we see them gardening throughout the city and we see them doing the work in nature so thank you for this initiative and support it to make sure that one day the young american like me will run this board of supervisors thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> (clapping.) >> rendering gordon welcome. >> i'm 38 years pastor and felt it critical i stand in support 37 critical issue maya angelou the nation and proud that supervisor cowen, supervisor breed you've brought the proposal together you're presenting the bottom line is
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this a critical time in american history and glad we're not anger things they've been saying how the police say abusing them come to light by the need transparent and this common sense proposal it makes common sense should stand alone and critical enough for me to stand here and make my voice heard and for the young folks i'm proud of them and the way they articulated it is a critical, critical moment in history we think this legislation should get anonymous support to send a anything n\ation wide we mean business and respect our police officers but they must be accountable thank you. >> thank you reverend. >> thank you all of you for this legislation and the comploems it is a whole
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compromise to me it is certainly helps to put those who supports keep those who support the public advocate and those who support the police accountability i'm not opposed to the public advocate when i heard this happened all i throughout about when will the issues that combrels con front the african-american community rise to the top of y'all's agenda when will we be put with other things and quit have to no longer feel as though our issues will not be addressed until all the whales or saved the plastic bags and every other i'm for all of that the trees that you were safety today the day always seem to take precedence over is life or death
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issues in our community noun of the stiff that comes here effects the african-american community is fluff it is always important and it is always a life or death issue and always hocking has to be put behind everything else let's learn to look at our children as though they were your children and release if you want what is happening to our children to happen to yours and that without you, we can't stop it and without our black leadership on the other hand, we can't so thank you for your leadership i applaud you. >> thank you and before i call the next speaker i want to join you in clapping in the board chamber a rule begins clapping and vocal xrelgs wave our hands like this thank you.
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>> next speaker, please. >> we do care reverend townsend. >> i want to tell you what happened to a child coming out of a party and was walking to the bus stop to catch the bus and someone stepped on the backs of his shoe he bent down to put the shoe on and heard the f out of my way the police officer that child was me at the 14 years old never forgot it so, please pass this affordability it everything >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hi, my name is max and i'm here on behalf of my internship a phillip randolph and please allow us to vote for
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accountability of law enforcement by placing the affordability charter amendment on this ballot please don't combine is thank you, supervisors. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hi supervisors i'm standing up here i have too young adult children i have a 22-year-old and they are males 22 and a 19-year-old they get has daily i'm from the alice griffith go community the way the youth gets treated is not okay by the way, we have parents that care about their children and who also get on their children when they're doing wrong i filed 5 complaints last year they all were denied and the reason why i filed the
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complaint because the san francisco police department came into any house in san mateo and when they come into my house they have been ski masks a whole love of them and refused to give me names i filed a complaint and moved from there, i was vote out i lived across the city in an area where a regulation they can vote you out they came to any home they had a search warrant but they didn't have reason to come into my house i've been moved to richmond and they side did same thing i filed more complaints after i filed the complaint an officer came and detained my child i came around the corner to see what was going on he told
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me he held grudges and held a grudge because i filed a complaint anaheim now for us to sit up here and act like these things don't happen i'm a mother and community advocate i advocate for the young men and women i help with employment i'm a good person and i get treated like crap come to san francisco. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening laenlz he know i have two minutes but first of all, give honor to commissioner breed and supervisor breed also give honors to the whole board of supervisors see most people come in and testifying and they don't know the real story that happened and city
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hall i call silly hall but demonstrated from last week fighting ground they came to a common ground you see politics at its best ladies and gentlemen, my name is ace and i'm on the case a story behind the sidewalks bodies were for the communities but they had to work out things that is what politics is all about i'm happy that they've come together and made this thing happy now after saying you all of that i'm the czar of the out immigration we're talking about something it is so simple to put together because of institutionalized gavin newsom and your timing paid on that part in the naacp and the report says calls most of your marching black legal department we had
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the mechanism to work on it seems politics have been grabbing for we have to work as a tool for the adjudicators to come the out immigration i'm here appalled i have the politics where they put a tool like they demonstrating now in the naacp took a little bit out of the out immigration because listen my name is ace and i'm on the case i'm telling you the story by the here to say it is politics at it by itself you younger learn from this my name is ace and i'm on the case and thanks to the progressives and the moderates you'll have to pull this city together. >> thank you mr. washington. >> next speaker, please. >> my name is and terrance i've been living in san francisco for thirty years and the real, realtion what is going
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on across the country not only here we have a race issue it is unfortunately 2016 and still put together accountability, amendments so that we can protect our people that is a race issue let's be real i don't understand why it shouldn't, you know, it is one of the supervisors wanted this to be independent should be unanimous because let's be real they're killing black people not citizens or anyone else but if you looked at the news in the last 2, 3, or 4 months or years black people are killed out there if you could basically go with what supervisors put together the police affordability separately i'll appreciate this is what we need this is how we can mend the
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rational /* racial gap in 2016. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> tom hoping the new legislation role out the police are professional investors not for these things to take years and months open files for police officers that apply for work in our department open files for police when there's an events in the city the new name needs to have the power to investigate good officers need to be able to focus on bad officers bad officers are killing good officers now years we've heard the pen is
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mightier than the sword the camera is stronger than the bullet we need to see the videos they need to be public we need to take guns from the police belt and will be better for the police officers if they have a vacation from their guns. >> a little story on fresh air terry gross in interviewing a gentleman are for is new yorker when you wear a gun you become paranoid and have a quirk fuse we need to move forward thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> we need reform i've been attending sunday marches and
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police commission and what it comes down to after all you need to advocate to ended the police officers bill of rights on the state level now i know that over and over i hear people are not in the position to change and bylaw that's not true we need advocacy on the levels that are closet to the people hearing the people every one of you in fact, the board as a whole can put forwards an advocacy to the state level to get rid of the law in fact, he made a complaint with the office of citizens complaints because i witnessed an african-american woman being slammed against a wall but as police officers her legs kicked apart and filed a complaint i filed a complaint that was a labor representative from chicago i'll not see that because the secrecy the police officers are protected