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>> good afternoon, everyone. welcome to the board of supervisors meeting for tuesday, february 6th, 2018. madam clerk, please call the roll. >> thank you, madam president. president breed. cohen? cohen present. supervisor fewer? fewer present.
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kim? kim present. peskin? peskin present. safia present. shahi present. stefani present. tang present. yee present. madam present, all members are present. >> ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us for pledge of allegiance. i pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. >> thank you, madam clerk. are there any communications? >> there are none to report. >> okay. please call the next item. >> let's see here. item no. 1 is an ordinance to appropriate 1.1 million consisting of a combination of fund balance in the airport
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forfeiture and asset seizure fund and from other budgets and to reappropriate that to the improvement budget in support of the airport commissions, police training facility, capital projects at the san francisco international airport. >> roll call? >> ronen. supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> supervisor fewer? supervisor kim? supervisor peskin? there are 11 ayes. >> the ordinance passes on the first reading. next item, please. >> item no. is to approve conveyance and acceptance of
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interest in real property from the state of california department of general services consistenting of'sments for sub surface tiebacks, access, and maintenance over property located at 100 armory drive for the san francisco public utilities commission water improvement program funded project for the westside project. >> can we take this item. same house, same call. without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. >> to retroactively authorize the police department to extend a grant in the amount of 165,000 from the department of homeland security for the safe refurbishment and services life extension program for the period through august 31st, 2020. >> same house, same call. the resolution is adopted famously. next one. ? >> to improve modification no. 1 with the transportation security
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administration for offices located in terminal two at the san francisco international airport. a total amount of annual rent not to exceed approximately 6 million. >> same house, same call. without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. madam, please call items five and six together. >> items five and six are two resolutions that allow the department of public health for an amount of 173,000 from the public health foundation enterprises for a program entitled dot diary for the period through august 31st, 2018, and a grant in the amount of 309,000 from the california department of public health for an oral health program supporting proposition 56, local oral health programs for the period june 30th through 2018. >> same house, same call. without objection, the
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resolutions are adopted unanimously. >> item 7. >> regarding 99 grove street. >> same house, same call. without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. next item. >> item 8 is a resolution to authorize the department of homelessness in support of housing to support and expand a $10 million grant from the california department of housing and community development for the expansion of navigation centers for people experiencing homelessness. >> same house, same call. without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. next time? >> item 9 is an ordinance to amend the code to remove the requirement that on site and off-site inclusioniary units will ownership units rather than rental units or alternatively that a contract is proposed in
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making the conformed amendments. >> supervisor kim? >> i would just like my name to be added as a co-sponsor. >> thank you. colleagues, can we take this items same house, same call. without objection, the ordinances pass unanimously on the first reading. next item? >> item 10 is an ordinance to create underground districts no. 361 on second street from bryant to townsend street and to approve the tico. >> item 10? >> ronen? >> safai? cohen? yee? breed? supervisor fewer? >> supervisor kim?
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supervisor peskin? there are 11 ayes. >> next item. >> an ordinance to amend the housing code that single stall bathroom stalls be made available for all use of residents regardless of gender or gender identity and signage to be posted to remain the same. >> and madam clerk, my office made a request to add me as a co-sponsor to this, please. >> we received that this morning. >> supervisor ronen? >> this expands san francisco's all gender restroom law to include hotels and most notably single room occupancy hotels known as sros. i want to first thing our supervisors kim, sheehy, safai. >> sorry. >> sorry.
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and supervisor safai. i didn't have this here. thank you for your co-upon storeship. this comes out of the restroom law that david campos championed in 2016, requiring that all restrooms become all gender restrooms. since that has come to pass, we have seen gender neutral restaurants become the norm in restaurants and bars and other public spaces across the city. however, in the past year, transgender tenants of sros reached out to us asking us for it to include as well. it would help communities feel safer and more comfortable in their homes. about 5% of san franciscoens live in sros, a critical source of low-cost housing. many do not have their own private bathrooms, and people share toilets with other residen residents.
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it is currently not a requirement. this is important for the transgender community as human rights and a safety issue, but the issue also greatly impacts disabled people and seniors who have opposite gender tenants as well as parents with opposite gender children. i ask for your support in passing this law and creating safer spaces for sro residents. thank you. >> thank you. supervisor cohen? >> thank you very much, madam president. the clerk, i just want to bring to your attention that i asked to be added to this file as well. i just wanted to take a moment to speak to it. this legislation is almost like a no-brainer. this is really exciting to continue to move forward. i think we have had success already, not just in san francisco but across the state for gender neutral bathrooms. the world has kept turning. knowing has happened. it's only logical that we continue to expand that opportunity as opposed to restricting it. so i'm happy to be added as a co-sponsor. thank you very much. >> thank you, supervisor cohen.
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colleagues, seeing no other names on the roster, can we take this item, same house, same call? without objection, the ordinance passes unanimously on the first reading. all right. let's go to committee reports. >> item 12 was considered by the budget and finance committee at a regular meeting on thursday, february 1st and was forwarded as a committee report. the resolution to authorize the director of the real estate department to negotiate with the california department of transportation for the purpose of executing purchase and sale or lease agreements to provide homeless services on cal tran's property. >> okay. colleagues, can we take this item, same house, same call? without objection, the resolution is adopted unanimously. next item? >> item 13 was considered by the rules committee at a special meeting on thursday, february 1st and was also forwarded as a committee report.
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13 is a charter amendment to amend the charter to authorize the public utilities commission to issue revenue bonds for power utilities receiving two-thirds of the vote of board of supervisors and within the scope of the bond authority regarding the clean water utilities for the june 5th, 2018, election. and, madam president, this item needs to sit for one week, pursuant to requirements. >> is there a motion to continue this item to the meeting of february 13th, 2017? -- 2018, madam president. >> 2018, thank you. moved by supervisor peskin, seconded by supervisor safai. all right. madam clerk. l let's go to roll call for introductions.
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>> supervisor ronen. >> thank you. >> supervisor safai. >> submit. >> supervisor sheehy? >> submit. >> supervisor stefani. >> thank you, madam president. i just wanted to call attention to the car break-ins. we know this has become a crime in san francisco. as i said, broken windows on the street was a rare occurrence. now it's a daily occurrence. most if not all of the people gathered say they've been victimized. we see about 80 car break-ins a day. last year we saw a 28% increase in car break-ins. these are just the reported number. we all know so many of these go unreported. and these car burglaries are being run by sophisticated criminals. just the other day, i was in the pierce street garage between lombard and chestnut.
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i saw someone, as i was sitting in my car, come to the back of an suv, peer in, and, as i pulled out my phone to call the police, he went back into the garage, and then he came out with his friends in a silver mercedes, and they were laughing at me as i was on the phone. the other day, i was out to dinner with my son. we were in the same garage. we saw someone going upstairs and complaining and in distress that they had just had their car broken into. it's absolutely out of control. we saw a video where one of our police officers tried to stop an auto burglary in process and was run over by one of the suspects. this is absolutely unacceptable. as a former prosecutor, i understand the complex challenges around prosecuting these cases. no that all of you, my colleagues, have worked with chief scott to create a neighborhood property crime unit in each police station. i want to learn more about this structure. i want to understand how this unit is targeting the problems. i would like to see regular updates from this unit. i want to know how we, as a
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board, can provide the resources necessary to these units to actually affect ate change. i would like to continue to have these meetings regularly. i look forward to understanding the challenges of our police department, what they're facing, and how we can find creative ways to support the sfpd in significantly reducing property crimes. car break-ins should not be a toll you pay to live in san francisco. it is not a part of city living. i refuse to let this be the status quo in our beautiful city. we can do better. and i know we will. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor stef i stefani. supervisor tang. >> thank you very much, colleagues. today i didn't wawanted to adjo meeting in the loving memory of. he passed away suddenly on
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saturday, january 27th. so ryan pitt was someone who had received his bachelor of arts in music and served in the navy. after his discharge at pearl harbor, he continued his education and completed his master's degree in fine arts. upon moving to san francisco, he worked for bank of america for over a decade, but he actually found his true passion in becoming the office administrator and the director of music for first united lutheran church in san francisco. it was there where he found an outlet for his musical talent in playing piano, pipe organ, and musical key boards. he planned the worship service, prepared the bulletin, as well as a 16-page weekly newsletter. you could hear him playing the organ at grace lutheran church.
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he considered himself a traveler and endeared himself to people of all faiths and cultures. at this time, we want to wish all of our condolences to his brother, sister-in-law, his niece, nephew, and many of his dear friends. with that, i would like for us to adjourn in honor of ryan pitts. >> thank you. supervisor yee? item, president breed. >> supervisor cohen. >> thank you. good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. i've asked the city attorney to begin drafting legislation to require the board of supervisors and their legislative aides to attend a complete and come police it biassed -- come police -- implicit biassed training and
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to encourage all staff in city hall to participate. frankly, our justice reform initiatives with the san francisco police department, which began in 2016 with attorney general loretta lynch and are now continuing forward with the california state department of justice. it requires all of san francisco's police department to undergo unconscious bias training to that we can and they can, as an individual, better understand how their own experiences or conditioning might affect how they are approaching a safety situation. so this is a tremendous step forward in trying to establish trust between law enforcement and our communities of color. well, we, in a progressive san francisco, tend to be to the left of the rest of the nation's
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politics. i believe that we as democratic leaders are more enlightened than your average american voters. perhaps i'm grandstanding and patting ourself on the back, but that's what i truly believe, but we're not above scrutiny. we should force ourselves to understand our own baggage and our own impulses. i believe we should lead by example and not be afraid to hold to our own biases. colleagues, i hope that you will support this very simple and straightforward piece of legislation. i look forward to seeing you all at our human resources bias training in the very near future. thank you. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor cohen. supervisor fewer? thank you. supervisor kim? thank you. supervisor peskin? >> thank you, madam clerk. today i am introducing a hearing request on the status of operations of our city's
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emergency call boxes. these antiquated boxes still operate in many parts of the city. it's come to my attention that dozens have been discovered to be non-operational, which has been indicated by them being covered with towels and masking tape. some of them are in district 7. there's one in my district at california and larkin. for residents living in neighborhoods without strong cell reception, as well as those who don't have access to wireless services in general, this lack of call boxes is concerning, particularly as we have no communication or information from departments about the utility of these bobbiboxes and the fact that many of them are not functioning. to that end, i would like to hold a hearing and have the departments present on the status of these emergency devices. i would also like to adjourn today's board meeting in the
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name of edward senior who passed away surrounded by his familiarly. he was a member of the rock and roll hall of fame. he loved to sing and found his voice at a young age. he was the epitome of cool. he pursued his dreams on the nightclub circuit. he found his soul mate, and their life orbited around marina. i would like to offer our condolences to his family and the rest i will submit. >> thank you, supervisor. >> president breed. >> thank you. colleagues, today i have one item to introduce. it's reform legislation. today, the legislation i will be introducing will eliminate our
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city's criminal justice fees. these fees include adult probation fees of approximately $1,800 up front, electric monitoring fees, $125 to sign up plus $25 per day, sheriff's work alternative fees. $100 to sign up, plus $20 a day. booking fees, pre-sentencing fees. these are just a few examples of some of the fees that occur that lead to barriers of reentry. this impacts communities of color and contribute to the never-ending cycle of poverty in our city. many people don't know the tolls these fees have on a community. i know all too well the devastation it can cause families. eve held family members and friends pay for these fees. in fact, when i was the
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executive director of the african-american culture complex, when we hired some individuals from the community, oftentimes after working for a few months, we received notices for the garnishment of wages, which basically can be quite discouraging when there's a deduction of over 50% of someone's check that they never anticipated. we're talking about people who have already served their time in the criminal justice system, people who have paid their debt to society yet outside of those iron bars, they're still shackled with the financial debt that they are unable to pay. it follows them for years. thanks to the work of the fines and fees task force, investigative resource done by the public defender's office, we were able to identify all the fees that are levieded on our
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residents and found these fees are actually incredibly costly to administer, and they are an insufficient revenue source for our city. because so many people are unable to pay these fees, the city only collects anywhere between 9 and 18% of the fees administered. these fees are counterproductive and a problematic source of revenue that's born on the backs of our most vunerable of our city. i'm asking to be the first in the country to end these fees. this was a collaborative effort. i want to thank those that came together in this effort, including our public defender who has been a leader in reform, the budget office, our treasurer. sheriff vickie henesey.
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the district attorney office, thank you. and to our community advocates who have been fighting for this for years. i'm looking forward to moving this legislation forward as soon as possible, and it will definitely make a difference in the lives of so many. thank you. and the rest i submit. >> thank you, madam president. seeing no other names on the roster, madam president. >> thank you. madam clerk, please call public comment. >> you may address the board of supervisors for up to two minutes to include the items on the adoption without reference to committee calendar. items 16 and 17, pursuant to the board's rules, please direct your remarks to the board as a whole, not to individual
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supervisors and not to the audience. speakers using interpretation assistance will be allowed twice the amount of time. if you would like to display your document on the overhead projector, please clearly state such to sfg tv and remove the document when you would like the screen to return to live coverage of the meeting. >> thank you. first speaker. >> [speaking in foreign language] i live in -- i want to give our supervisor. they are very important -- to more than one if you want to run for mayor. >> please -- [speaking in foreign language]
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>> ladies and gentlemen, as you
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know my name, as i know our mayor ed lee has -- killed him -- heart attack -- i am here time after time to fight for the homeless people. i would like to open our -- for what this city needs. needs decent people. you can't have this stress kill you like what happened to our ed lee. i am worried about every one of you, like you worry about me. i would like to tell you the
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truth about it. number one, i would like to give my sympathy to his widow and to his two lovely daughters. i wish to see them here beside me to fight with me as homeless advocate. sooner or later, we'll -- who deserved to be our mayor, but what we need to decide that. we need -- and we need regular assistant mayor to help him about the people you put them in the shelter, and there are people who steal the food of the homeless and steal the donations they have. that the way i want you to open your eyes. if we have mayor fight for the city and to bring housing and
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building jobs. >> thank you, abdullah. thank you. next speaker, please. >> thank you very much. >> at the same time my reasons returned unto me and for the glory of my kingdom, may honor and brightness returned to me and my counselors and lord sought unto me and an excellent majesty was add unto me. now, this was the profession that the king made after his wings, you might say, were plucked, and his reason was given back to him. he honestly thought that he was a lion. he crawled around for seven years thinking he was a lion until god gave him his reason.
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it's quite fascinating that today is day 7,992 from when 25 -- 25 years ended. march 20th, 1996. march 21st, 1996, began the 70th jubilee. it is my studied opinion that on day 8,000, the new moon is going to be judgment day. it will be 6,000 days from 9/11. what if i'm right? what if i'm right? i'm telling you, the bible teaches that you have to be saved by good works. this is the problem. we have to be saved by good works. and i'm here to testify i've never had one day in my life where i was good, as defined by jesus christ. so we have to be saved by the good works of the lord jesus christ. he died for our sins.
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he resurrected for our justification. the only way god can justify a guilty sinner is if they believe on jesus. that's why jesus said the biggest sin is not to believe in me. it's expedient for you if i go away. for if i do not go away, the comforter -- >> thank you for your comments. >> world tragedies are caused by the corruption of human hearts. the world comes in a state of disorder. on social morality, for leading on the people, in picking the right path to do the right things with peace and harmony. with meditation practices and holy mercy.
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establishment of virtues and people under conditions can achieve spiritual -- for the world to be successful, every one of the people must work hard to purify and cleanse one's heart. keeping the family in good order, making peaceful balance for the world for heaven below. world leaders must teach the principles of the people as well as economic pressure -- to end world tragedies. with holiness and mercy should
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-- gain peace and harmony for human kind. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen of the board, i ask for your resignation. you violated your oath of office. you swore to defend against all enemi enemies, yet you continue with a joint project of the san francisco campus of the university of california which the city and county funds for approximately $100 million per year. they're a community treatment provider. that's what they're responsible for, involuntary medicating residents of this city and county which they're only able to do with life and liberty. citywide also denies its
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patients freedom of association. citywide perpetrates searches and seizures without warrants. they deny their patients the right to confront their accusers. citywide uses medicine to control its patients unnecessarily because it offers no av of complaint. it violates u.s. amendment 13. you're knowledgeable of these violations, yet you do nothing to prevent them. therefore you have violated your oath of office. i ask for your resignation. back to you, madam clerk. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> patricia voy (phonetic).
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i hope i'm different. i'm here about discrimination. what i'm seeing right now are people using discrimination in the wrong way for political goals. i'm talking about the vote last week concerning italian heritage. whether it's right or wrong, we should have had an indigenous day and italian day. the italians have lived in this city and built this city. they built bank of america, which was for the little people. we really, really, really need to look into what we're doing in this city. look into your mirrors and see what you have really done recently to see how many people
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you have hurt because i have heard about it for the last week. i've had at-risk programs for all nationalities. what i'm seeing is something that i saw back in the mable tang era. the chinese versus the guys versus the blacks versus the whites. comments made at this board. i would like for everybody to say we're doing something for all of us, not just for one of us. fees should be for all of us. i really firmly believe that we can do better, and i expect a new resolution to come dedicating italian heritage day as well as a special day for the indigenous people. i really firmly believe that we need to change our rhetoric and start working as a group of all
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citizens, not just one citizen for another for political gain. >> thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> i object to item no. 11 where you want to get rid of rental unit and inclusioniary rule -- >> sir, i'm pausing your time. this will not come from your time. item 11 is on the agenda and has already had public comment during its committee, so here at public comment, you're only able to speak on items 16 and 17, the far back end of the agenda. i'm going to resume your time now. >> 17? >> you can speak generally about the issues, but just don't speak about item 11. >> well, i'm speaking generally
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because they are related. everything that you talked about. it's just like when you brought up recommending that the police take a bias course. it's ideal for the board of supervisors to take a bias course because you've been bias yourselves. for example, you give twitter $3.1 billion free money and tax breaks and five other companies. okay? this has been going on for the past several years. a minimum of $217 billion of uncollected taxes. then i watched one of your members of the board on the news ridicule small business men and women who can't pay the rent in their businesses and board up their organizations where they rent, and you claim that they're providing blight within the neighborhood where is they tried to conduct their business but yet you give preferential
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treatment to high-tech companies like twitter and the five other companies. you need to take a bias course on that. then you give treatment to teachers but when you come to homeless people that's other than teachers, you don't build a complex for people who are not homeless teachers. there's another example. you get a bidding that's available at 440 turk street, that's 28,000 square feet, eligible for 79 studio apartment buildings on the top floor and 79 more units on the bottom floor, and two additional large units, which is eligible for a family unit, and you take funds and provide those funds $32 million for jeff kazinski to move his staff in that building. we have a homeless emergency
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here. >> thank you for your comments. thank you for your comments, sir. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is john fiche. the sudden death of mayor ed lee not only touched the residents of san francisco but touched this personally. what stopped breed from attending. not as a republican, not as a democrat, but as an acting mayor who had the right to attend since she was that link in the chain in what kept the flow of the city to continue and can't be change unless he committed a crime. ms. breed also had the right to attend since the position and duties had fallen into her lap. that's why unbroken continuity
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in the city government was created. ms. breed could have delivered thoughts and inspiration to whom she still credits, her parents and edwin lee for what she know and what she is. they're the ones that opened her eyes. this would have given mayor lee's brothers and sisters the chance to grieve together over the loss of their own. she was elected to serve as an unbroken link in the chain, but it wasn't enough for you to come together for ms. breed to join actual mayors across the land to grieve together. to all the board members in this chamber, in order to do right, to be right, you must do right. you all share the same room and the same american flag. thank you very much. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please.
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>> thank you. tom gilberty. last week i remarked about a professional role of joint sativa, marijuana, and how it is basically -- i will use the reference to this photo here -- is a calmsy. i preferred to another professional rolled joint of indi indigo. basically, you're in port, sleeping in bed, and the sound of the diesel engine is gone, and you're just happy to be
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lying there alive. i also brought in a cigarette, and i put it on victory at sea here. i referred to it as sinking one of your liberty ships in the convoy of your life, your life force, just sinking another one. marijuana is a help. i referreded to victory at sea as a great moment in our life. world war ii is a great moment in our life. i also -- what we did with that great moment in our life is revealed in a nice, wonderful book written by david talbot, the devil's chess board. good read. find out how america affected the governments and the elections of people around the world. there's another book that we may be the best we can ever be to
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find out what happened to martin luther king who 50 years ago has basically two months to live. i think this is as close as we're going to get, 85% of this book. we find out kind of where our government is. we need to trust our government. we need to trust our elections. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is francisco dekosta. i represent the first people of san francisco. our chaplain came into these chambers and stated to you all that we need to unite this city. people talk about implicit biasness, and they should add
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cultural competency. i've been following them for a long time. you can talk the talk, but it's more important to walk the walk. one of the ways we find about people not walking the walk is when we follow their money. so even though people purport to represent one district, they buy a house in another district. they used to live in another district until they remedied the situation because their heart is not in the right place. i was here on the 23rd of january when this place was a mess. there is a time to heal, but you cannot heal if spiritually you're not strong.
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if you worship mammon, or you love money, if you ask fbi agents for favors only to find out that you got trapped, if you do not have a 100-year-old black woman but purport to represent the people of san francisco, shame on you. as i said, i represent the first people of san francisco. i believe in unity. i believe that people should have their heart in the right place. >> thank you for your comments. are there any other members of the public who would like to address the board during general public comment? madam president? >> thank you. seeing no other members of the public who would like to provide -- okay. come on. come on up. anyone else? if you could, line up to the right.
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>> good afternoon, board of supervisors. my name is cw johnson. i just want to talk about a really wonderful program that is going to be on june 30th. i'm not sure if you're aware of this thing called the online chat line that serves over 40,000 people. what it is is a place for people to call who have mental health issues. it helps to keep people out of the hospital. it saves a lot of money. it keeps people that have mental challenges going to college and working. this seems to be an unknown program that serves 40,000 people. we've been around for years, and our numbers are into 120,000
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people to we've served over the last several years. this is really a tragedy to have this program just end. so we're asking -- we're probably going to be giving out packages at some point to let you know what this program is about and things like that, but i wanted it to be on your radar that this is a great service that is happening that really needs to be addressed. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. president breed. we're training disenfranchised people across our city. our training orientation period is two weeks. we offer a base pay of $20 an hour and incentive-based pay raises for those who return to school and get a degree. we'll provide uniforms, balanced lunches, dinner and medical
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assistance with child care for single parents. the only way they can get a raise or advance is through going to school. we are partnering with vfc, a community-based program in the fillmore that's dedicated to changing the current narrative attached to people of color. we work with -- because our entire middle management team will be veterans. it's very simple, our mission, to support our colleagues in advancement and that anybody who wants change in their lives, to get the opportunity. our plan is to have 300 people full time working in san francisco in our first quarter of business. we have a green business, using certified products, and we plan
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to make an impact in san francisco. our social enterprise, make them shine, is the model. we need your support. so i'm going to leave my card. thank you. here. >> are there any other members of the public who would like to provide public comment at this time? seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk, can you read the adoption. >> items 16 and 17 are being considered for adoption. a single roll call may enact these items. >> seeing no names on the roster, madam clerk, on the items, please call the roll. never mind. supervisor stefanny?
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-- stefani. >> on item no. 17, i have amendments that should have been passed out to everybody. >> you would like to talk about item no. 17, so we'll do them separately. >> okay. >> and for the record, i have already notified the clerk to add supervisor yee as a co-sponsor of item no. 16 as well. >> supervisor peskin? >> i was just going to sever item 17, but it has been severed. >> okay. supervisor safai? >> please add me as a co-sponsor for 16 as well. >> okay. seeing no names on the roster -- >> supervisor cohen, thank you. seeing no other names on the roster, on item no. 16, madam clerk, please call the roll. >> supervisor ronen. ronen aye. supervisor safai? sheehy, aye.
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supervisor cohen? >> supervisor fewer? fewer aye. supervisor kim? kim, aye. supervisor peskin. >> the resolution is adopted unanimously. mad madam clerk, call item no. 17. >> the proposed project at 2417 green street is categorically exempt from further environmental review. >> okay. supervisor stefani? >> thank you, madam president. colleagues, eve had the chance to walk the appeal hearing and made changes adopting the findings, reversing the finds for 2417 green street. i have those for your review. you should have a copy at your desk. i think it's important to note
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the language in supervisor farrell's motion. he stated i am concerned there's substantial evidence in the record before the board that the project has unusual circumstances relating to historical resources and hazardous materials, and it appears, as a result of those circumstances, the project may have a significant effect on the environment. that's my motion. so those were the words of supervisor farrell. and in reviewing the motion that was originally put forth, i thought that a few changes were necessary. although supervisor farrell's motion did not discuss what the planning department has to look at, he did state this board did find that based on the substantial evidence presented at the hearing, a cadex should not have been granted. i believe the motion you have before you reflects the substance of what our canned at the hearing on january 9th. and i have reviewed this with
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the city's attorney's office. i believe they are in support. >> thank you. supervisor stefani has made a motion, seconded by supervisor peskin. can we take this item? without objection, it's been amended. can we take the same house, same call? without objection, the amendment is adopted. colleagues, we're at the end of our agenda, however, we have 3:30 accommodations that we cannot call before 3:30. am i correct, madam clerk? >> that's correct. >> we'll recess until 3:30. please be on time. than >> good afternoon, everyone. we are back from recess. just to notify members of the
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public, we have completed our entire agenda for the san francisco board of supervisors so we are here for one reason, and one reason only. to celebrate black history month and to honor some incredible individuals who have made an incredible difference here in the city and county of san francisco. [applause] and although each of us thinks that our honoree is the best in the building, we all know that everyone here today is special in their own right, because of what you have done in your communities, in your cities to make the lives of others better. that's why we're here to celebrate the african american members of our community and their contributions to our city.
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with that i'd like to turn it over to supervisor malia cohen who will set the tone for the occasion and call upon each supervisor to give their hono honorees their award. thank you all very much. [applause] >> all right, good afternoon. happy black history month! how are you out there! [applause] it's an exciting times we're living through. we're making history. every breath that we take, every action we take we're making history. so i want to just say good afternoon and welcome everyone to this year's black history month celebration. as you know, my name is malia cone, i'm a native daughter born
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in rearson san francisco. studied in the public school and public library. everything i am i owe to this county. i want to thank my parents and the entire community whose shoulders i stand on just to be here before you today. thank you. [applause] as many of you know, i represent the southeastern neighborhoods of bay view hunters point, dog patch, and visitation valley. and i'm proud to be one of two african americans serving this city at this time right here in the board chamber. i would like to also point out that i am the senior ranking member, only in time served. she's actually older, for the record. [laughter] she said just by a little bit. little does she know! all right, folks, so today is an opportunity for us to recognize,
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honor and most importantly, to celebrate african americans who are putting the work to up lift varying communities through their service. because many of you know we are not mono litheic, we have different lenses we view this world in. we've had many different experiences and our experience is summation of intersectional relationships across the globe. and i want to give well-earned homeage to individuals from the african american community. far too often we recognize the work and the contributions of leaders who have passed, passed away instead of giving them the respect and the recognition they deserve while they are here with us today. and i want to take a moment and recognize that it's particularly important for us to take time in this venue, to recognize black community and black public
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service. and this is past services and we are also here to celebrate recognizing the black future. and so i think we should call this black future month. [applause] we know one thing, we know that it's hard work working in the public service field. nothing new for african americans. i mean you can just come to public comment on any given tuesday and experience what it's like to be in public service. but one thing that is consistent is we show up. we show up. we show up for democracy and we're loyal. when the party or sometimes even our own allies don't recognize that, it is incumbent upon us to show up for each other.
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we're living in very unique times. but despite the actions of those around us to undermine or quite frankly flat out not support our success, our brilliance, our strength, our resiliency, it is our resiliency that has carried us through these challenges times in the past and will continue to carry us into the future. lastly, i'd like to invite you to president breed and mine black history month celebrations. it's something we started five years ago and it continues. we close out the wonderful month of february with a big celebration right here in the rotunda. you are all my invited guests, february 28th from 5:30 to 9:30 right outside these doors in the rotunda. we have fabulous food. if you thought that recepon