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i was still young, i was trying to grow and find myself since i've graduated and become an instructor, i've come back and taken women's studies classes to enrich my life to enrich my knowledge base so that i can better serve my students. i implore you, thank you for those of you who have signed on, and i implore the rest of you to support city college. city college changes lives, city college is san francisco. >> yes. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hello. can i get the screen, please? turn it the other way. okay. i'm the associate director for the new community leadership foundation. i'm here today to talk about the fillmore. as many people know, the fillmore during the '40s
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through '70s was a thriving black community known all over the world. it established black businesses. black people weren't allowed to leads outside the fillmore because of racism so we were a self sustaining community. the beautiful thing about the fillmore is that you had white, jewish, you had all people from all over the world coming to shop and spend their money in black businesses. it was really the togetherness that we all strive for. my daughter and my great uncle played jazz on fillmore. but the city, the federal government and the state through redevelopment agency, through the board of supervisors who held the power decided to use imminent domain and bulldoze the fillmore. 40 square blocks was bulldozed. that red dot on the picture, that's where sheafway is.
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you can see st. marry's marry'sa they'dral. that's the national distribution center for the newspaper. it was the fillmore heritage center. you can see the high-rise building projects. they bulldozed our community and put us in projects. i want to say that for a long time i was punching my fist against the wall. i met supervisor brown ten years ago when she was a legislative aid. and she -- i cannot tell you how many hours of time she spent speaking with me and other people about how to make change. she said start small and grow fast. today we raised $700,000 to renovate the fillmore mini park. >> thank you. next speaker. >> my name is catherine roberts. i'm a long time resident of d5.
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i'm just here to express my undying appreciation and gratitude to outgoing supervisor vallie brown. and i don't even have a speech prepared, which i usually do but i just -- i am so sad and disappointed beyond words that she lost this last election by 170 votes which if you think about it is really 85 people one way or the other in our district. and i think due to something that was did you go up on her from 25 years ago that had a lot of nuance and a lot of mitigating factors but because it came out so close to the election and managed to sway a few people in an election that otherwise i think she would have surely won. i consider supervisor brown to be one of the great unsung and
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underappreciated heroes of our city. both as supervisor and as legislation aid to ross and london breed and before that, for pouring her heart and soul into the district for pretty much as long as she's lived there. i consider myself to be extremely progressive democrat in terms of my politics. i'm what a friend of mine in new york calls to the left of karl marx. you would think i would be a supporter of dean preston but i'm skeptical of whatever promises he's made, which i would love to see all come to fruition, i'm very skeptical that he's going to be able to accomplish any of that. and great, if he does, i'll be the first person in line to cheer him on but what i see so far is supervisor brown put her
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nose to the grindstone and created the kind of change that we've needed over the years. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon president and supervisors. i went to city college for the cooking classes, which they are known for a lot. and it was meetings go until late. i know you are getting hungry so i used to write and send you $10 in food and stuff. i want to show you this. there it is. dave thomas of wendy's. there it is. used to send me letters and food and stuff. and he was a great cook. and so i want to say this is the latest song that i've ever done here. we could have had it all,, city
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hall [music] at city college went to spring and fall, instead the budget aid was lulled ♪ and they'd like their classes please reinstalled. you could be a graduating city college doll ♪ we'll decorate the college decorating holiday walls and we'll have a dancing celebration ball please ♪ help it please, y'all. we are going to expect it coming and i hope it's not too big of call. i still have a few more seconds.
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dropping everything. it's a letter from gavin newsom, the special olympics used to practice at this city college and he wished me luck there. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi. hard to compete with that. i'mmy name is steven with citizens climate lobby. i'm here to support item 55 on the agenda which endorses a bill before the u.s. house of representatives hr763. i've been following san francisco's declaration of climate emergency. i heard a lot of great ideas from city departments but i kept hearing this caveat, and it was we are but one city trying to do a small part in fighting what is a global climate crisis.
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there is little we can do to impact climate change outside of our 49 square file miles. we can stand up for the truth, that bold action is required to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. hr763 drives emissions reduction, bringing it below 2016 levels in 12 years. the mechanic mechanism it yous, putting a fee -- it uses, putting a fee on carbon emissions, makes a carbonless future an affordable proposition. for a city like ours, which is focused on reductions from buildings and transportation, perhaps the most important impact of a price on carbon is to all businesses wanting to compete that green economy. it incentivizes them to make emissions free products. imagine what a boon that would
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be for building owners looking to convert or neighbors who want to switch to an electric car. for all these reasons and many more, i urge the supervisors to vote for this resolution. i thank supervisor mandelman for introducing this resolution and others for cosponsors and for all the behind the scenes work to make this happen. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm david. i also volunteer with citizens climate lobby and a number us do as well. and i live in district 8. i'm here to talk on item 55. i want to thank you for considering a resolution of support for a common sense, bipartisan, national climate law that will bring global warming emissions down in line with what scientists recommend, which is
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something we need to start doing now. i want to especially thank my own supervisor, raphael mandelman, for taking a lead on this resolution. five years ago, the board adopted a resolution supporting the concept that's in this bill. making san francisco one of the first cities in the nation to do so. supervisor yee was here there. thank you for your vote. mayor breed was also a member of the board then and so we hope that she may sign off on this as well. but i'm putting the cart before the horse. i encourage you to consider joining our bay area cosponsors, and i ask you, jackie spear, barbara lee and mark and 82 other local governments nationwide, to make san francisco the largest california city so far to support this
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critical legislation. thank you for your conscientious work for san francisco. >> next speaker. >> good evening. my name is barbara jew and i'm also a member of citizens climate lobby. and i reiterate the remarks that have been made by my colleagues. but i also have another motivation for supporting this bill. i was a biology major in college, and i took a class in ecology, which actually was one of the first in the school. and ever since, i've been really fascinated with the delicate balance in and across various ecosystems. that balance is driven by biodiversity, and it is being threatened by the climate
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crisis. species lost is accelerating at an alarming rate which will ultimately impact us as human beings, because we are an integral part of that ecosystem. after all, human beings are a species too. if we don't take action immediately to stem carbon emissions, our ecosystem will be irreparably damaged. we have less than ten years to make a significant improvement, according to the experts, in reducing the harmful carbon emissions. a livable planet for future generations is at stake. that is why i lobby for the energy innovation and carbon dividends, hr763 because it takes concrete action to reduce carbon emissions. imagine the severe impacts to plant and animal species which are at the mercy of human-caused
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global warming. i ask you to endorse hr763. we all share in the responsibility to ensure a livable planet on behalf of all living things. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good evening. my name is jordan rose. i'm a bay area native now living in the castro, d8. like the previous speakers, barbara and steven, i'm in support of hr763, the energy innovation carbon dividend act which is item 55. as a bay area native, i'm watched climate change change how we all think about weather, what counts as normal and what is not even something that's a disaster but even just comment-worthy. a few years ago this was just oh, it's february and it hasn't rained yet. that could be some kind of
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multi-year variation perhaps. but more recently it's now a yearly occurrence that we are watching literal ash floating on the air from sonoma county. while we are not going through anything like what they are, this is, as was stated before, a place where a local government can do something to affect a worldwide problem. a carbon fee is only part of the larger plan but it's a part that we need to get moving as soon as possible to have the greatest possible effect. in february, this board declared we are in a climate emergency. and as this, i admit, is my first time coming to give public comment to this board, and i see here that everything is critical, everything is an emergency. everything is affecting the people who live in this city right now or has already affected them. but we are in a climate emergency. and so i thank supervisor
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mandelman for introducing it. i urge you to approve this measure and take your proper consideration on all the measures before you today and i look forward to future climate legislation we can do here and as a model for other cities. thank you. >> hello. my name is evan kenward. i'm also a volunteer with citizens climate lobby. i want to first appreciate supervisor mandelman for supporting this resolution and really carrying the torch. this is incredibly important resolution to help support hr 763, the energy innovation carbon dividend act. san francisco is one of those things of it seems like a -- we are just a city in this large problem, what can we do. but especially san francisco can be the, as my colleague said,
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the 83rd city signing on and one of the most important cities to sign on and really move the tides, no pun intended. so we all, i can assume are in agreement that climate change, the severity of it that we are in the climate crisis, and this bill is above and beyond the most effective far-reaching solution to really get the ball rolling for our nation. so san francisco can really be at the forefront of that. so let's please get this stuff done before the water gets back to montgomery street. thank you. >> next speaker. >> hi. my name is paul armor. and i am a local san francisco resident here. i'm here with my colleagues of citizen climate lobby to urge
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you to support the resolution to endorse hr 763 that's in the house right now. and while i was trying to collect my thoughts on what i wanted to say about this bill is i was reflecting on the climate emergency that was locally -- that was recently declared. and frankly, what raphael said about how we solve this climate crisis that we are in. when she was giving her presentation at the focus 2030 report, she brought up that there are a lot of solutions that we can take, but they need to be equitable solution for all people. i know us here in san francisco, we are very conscious of supporting all people, no matter what income they make. and what i love about hr 763 is it puts a fee on carbon and distributes it equally to everyone. and as a result, it actually creates a sort of progressive
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tax, really supporting the lower-income folks. and i -- while we can do a lot here locally to support, to act on climate change, we need to show that we are a bright, shining star in that -- in the efforts to take action on climate change. so supporting a national-level bill would also really push those -- really show that we mean it in addition to all the actions we are going to take here locally. so i would love all of the board of supervisors board to support this endorsement. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi. my name is rebecca sand. i'm a san francisco resident. i'm also a member of citizens climate lobby. i'm here to support hr 763, the energy innovation and carbon dividend act, because i believe it could have the ability to
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create a large impact across the country. climate change is a complex problem that requires smart, long-term solutions. and i really believe this bill, like i said before, could be something that gets the ball rolling and starting creating more solutions nationally. on sort of a personal note, i worry about my safety and the safety of my friends and family a lot. and i really don't feel, after talking to many other people, that i'm alone in this worry. and i really think that it's time for government to show real leadership in confronting this problem, because i'm just one person, baa i'm trying to help government -- but i'm trying to help government get it going on a national level, and that's what i wanted to talk about today. so thank you so much for all that you have done so far. i look forward to seeing the resolution go through, this board of supervisors. >> thank you. next speaker, please.
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>> good evening. my name is barbara wilson. i'm a fourth generation san francisco grandmother to nine bay area children. four of whom represent the sixth generation to be raised in our great city. two of my grandchildren in santa rosa have been evacuated twice in the last three years. i want to go back to a time in the early '50s when my brothers and i used to make fun of our grandpa, class of he used to walk around crying about the weather, worrying about his grain stocks, which was his business. and then the co2 levels were at 313 in the '50s. i wonder how he would react today if the co2 level was 412, at seeing his great, great
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grandchildren already at the age of five and six with the fires of fall, victims of runaway carbon emissions. today in this great chamber, you have the power to be aamong the first of our nation's major cities to endorse hr 763. in doing so, you can help the children of 2050, my great grandchildren, enjoy a fire-free fall, when hr 763 passes and this level falls to 255 parts per million. you can lead the bay area. let's beat san jose and oakland in endorsing this win/win resolution for our fellow san franciscos. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi. my name is alex, district 8, represent. i'm also here in support of
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hr 763. i'm here because my mom told my sister i need to stop being so negative about climate change. any time a bird flew by i would say we better enjoy it now, it's probably hungry, did you annoy 25 percent population decrease in songbirds. i said i hope they make it. i don't want to be that person. i don't want to sit there and be negative and not say i tried to do something. this involves all of us. it's obviously intersectional. i even found this suit to put onto come to you guys. i will be back. i want to help and i know we can be a leader in san francisco and in california. thank you, guys. >> thank you. next speaker. >> thank you for all your patience in listening to all of us. my name is patricia. i did not finish college because i couldn't pass public speaking. but i'm standing here right now
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in city hall, speaking, because this is so important to me. as an older adult, i have been taking classes at the senior center. and i've learned a little bit of public speaking and also computers. and that is how i found out about it last night, googling and hearing the news. so this is very important to me that these classes stay. i've been shocked and awed the last few years with what's been going on. i thought i was numb to a lot of the every-morning upsets. but today, i was mad. and i decided to do something about it. and that's why i'm speaking today. please vote with your heart and not with your pocketbook. i thank you for your time. >> thank you.
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next speaker. >> hi. my name is candice fault. i'm a resident of our fine city of san francisco. and i'm also one of the coleaders of the san francisco chapter of citizens climate lobby. i would like to thank all of you for the time and attention you've already given to the climate crisis. i really appreciate the work that you have done. and that you continue to do. but we need to do more, we always need to be doing more. and right now, we need to be focusing on solutions that help the most vulnerable among us at the same time. and fortunately, the resolution endorsing hr 763 can help do just that. the energy innovation and carbon dividend act would allow for more just transition to a greener economy and would make sure that a very, very necessary
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monetary support would be provided to vulnerable populations. i think that san francisco can continue to do what we do best and continue to lead into the 21st century by sending a message that we support a carbon fee. and i think that there are -- there's much more to be done beyond just this policy, but i think that this is a very necessary first step. so i encourage and appreciate all the support that you can give to this resolution. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> my name is sue as a in atwoo. my mother went to city college, my nephew went there, i went back to school when i was 40 to become a cpa and took the accounting classes. then i became an internal auditor at the university of california full time.
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but in the evenings and on saturdays, i taught accounting and auditing at city college for 12 years. there's a lot of issues on the table here today, reparations for destruction of the black community, i support nurses in the e.r., i support taxi drivers, i still take taxis. i will not take uber or lyft because i'm a union person. it seems like the people here in san francisco are hurting. and that's what i'm hearing from everybody today. so i know that you guys are not god, and you can't solve all the problems, but to the extent that you can, i'm asking for help. you are probably tired about hearing of city college needing help because we've been at this for eight years one way or another. i've been campaigning for several things to get more funding for probably at least eight years if not longer than
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that. but what i want to say is this midnight massacre of this last 300 classes, it's like the straw that breaks the camel's back. so we really need your help on this. and a lot of other people in this room need help as well. thank you. >> next speaker. >> thank you for your patience and good humor. my name is kat. i've been a teacher at city college for 40 years. and since this happened, i'm going to have to repeat myself. because it's been so devastating, i can't remember the end of the sentence most of the time. so the most important thing i have to say is that i know it's hard to pick your battles at city hall. and this is a battle we are fighting, because so many of the programs that you fund intersect at city college just like all the concerns from healthcare to the environment to the taxis intersect here today, from child
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development to older adults, i wanted to be a nurse, so i really felt i couldn't take it back in the '70s but one day walking to work at city college, i realized you made it, you are in public mental health, teaching dance classes. i have 25 classes were taken out of my department. in the dance teachers, how it looks like they made a decision, it wasn't about how good the teacher it was, it wasn't about the program that was needed, it didn't matter that the teacher's class was packed. they went after the part timers who had healthcare benefits who are the most popular teachers in our department cut back from one class -- from five classes to one. 100 students signed a petition that day because they were so devastated about the attachment they have to that teacher. the worst thing is she is the future of that program. and one of the most important
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things for me to do right now is keep community and college and $2.7 million is a really good investment in the lives that that's likely to change. so if you haven't made up your mind yet, please get on board. $2.7 million, it's invaluable in the number of lives it's going to affect. thank you. >> good evening. my name is hamus found. i serve as president of the san francisco branch of the national association for the advancement of colored people. i'm also honored to have served up to this point, for 43 years, as senior pastor of the historic baptist church of san francisco.
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i set, mr. president, members of the board, like you, through now, three hours and six minutes. >> [off mic] >> what i sat through. the thing that concerns me is that on april 14th, 1858, 600
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african-americans gathered at the first ame zion church at sacramento and jackson streets. way back there, they were complaining about the racialized treatment of blacks in san francisco. blacks couldn't serve on juries, couldn't get housing, couldn't get jobs, no school. [off mic] -- san francisco.
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so we will be able to live in peace. and you did the same. [off mic] -- the african-americans -- [off mic] we are talking about humane treatment.
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[off mic] >> please wrap it up. i've extended you the courtesy. >> i'm not speaking for myself. [off mic] some were here this afternoon. among them, the pastor of the first presbyterian church. dr. rob strong of -- and you heard earlier -- [off mic]
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longest serving black -- [off mic] -- of this town -- >> thank you, sir. >> [off mic] we are going to stand up -- the interest of government -- >> thank you. >> [off mic] why can't san francisco do the same? [off mic] we invite you to join us and do the right thing and not make a
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mistake that was made years ago. [off mic] >> please, i've extended courtesy. thank you very much. >> reparation to make sure -- [off mic] >> thank you. thank you. next speaker, please. >> [off mic] >> that's right, tell them reparations now. >> reparations now. >> thank you, young man.
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>> good afternoon, supervisors. thank you for your work. my name is nick. i'm a chair of the restore the male notices committee. we've spoken to you before about this subject. you have to ask yourself, what are the consequences of the exclusion of seniors, low income and disabled from public and educational participation in the life of san francisco. there have been recent unjustified -- these recent unjustified cuts to continually-needed courses at city college are part of the latest unrelenting wave of gentrification to sweep san francisco. at the same time as our public library has gotten closer than ever to becoming privatized. gentrification and equity issues
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are on the table as never before. i'm going to read you a proposed resolution that we expect to put before two other public bodies in san francisco. the san francisco county democratic central committee and the central labor council of san francisco. whereas the san francisco public library is severely pen liesing thousands of library users who don't have access to the internet in their homes and whereas in mid-september 2019, without any prior public notice, the san francisco library eliminateed mail notes limiting access to borrowing library materials and whereas the san francisco public library made changes in its procedures that adversely affect the most vulnerable patron population, seniors, low income and disabled users, therefore it be resolved
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the central labor council usuals the library commission to restore the option that all library pray tons may choose to have -- patrons may choose to have library -- [off mic] >> thank you very much, sir. thank you. next speaker. >> hello. my name is pepper. i'm speaking in support of restoring of the cuts to ccsf. so when i transitioned, i lost both my job and my housing, and ccsf helped me build a career and become housed again in this city. and one thing about -- they
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seemed, at least to me, to be very targeted towards programs that people, i guess the calculation was people thought they wouldn't matter, i think, like the arts. the arts really matter to me. it's actually the only program in the whole area that actually makes really concerted outreach to trans artists to represent trans people and trans bodies in their figurative drawing classes. so it's really a resource that the city has. and the cuts are quite savage to all aspects of the arts. and i really hope that, you know, to affirm the fact that this is a city for everyone, that the supervisors' role is to come and support fully the restoration of those programs. thank you.
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>> next speaker. >> hello. my name is lee ellen shoe maker. and i'm on the faculty of city college in the older adults department. i've been teaching there 12 years, since i retired as a hospital administrator at cpmc. and i do love teaching there. i've taught beginning computer, beginning internet, microsoft office and my class is renaming my one class that's left that will not continue next semester, is called art and photography using digital media. and mostly what we do is teach people to use their cell phones. i'm asking you to support the classes. we are not just for older adults.
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anyone in the adult can take our classes. and i often get students who find the usual speed of classes for learning computers or learning photoshop elements being paced too fast for them. so i get a lot of english as a second language students as well as people who may have other difficulties or disabilities. i ask for your support to continue these classes. i think they are an asset to the community and to our city. and i appreciate your support on this. thank you. >> next speaker. >> hi, folks. my legal name is matula. my given name is patricia ann cart farrell as in ofarrell
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street. i was kicked in the face sunday morning as i lay at council of human services, supposedly, quote, unquote, homeless. i would like my money. i am being held hostage. i was sold a dream five years ago and i don't have a problem with it. i came out of a charming hotel in a charming studio in charming matt haney's district, and i enjoyed every minute of it because i did what i liked to do best, clean up the block, start by cleaning up your own home. start by cleaning up your own block. start by teaching your kids how to read if they don't know how to read, take them to the library and check out the books that are there. my mother taught me to read as her mother taught her. i have a formal sixth grade education. and that's not why i came here.
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i would like my money. i am being held hostage in san francisco. and i could be anywhere other in the world. my passport has been confiscated. my driver's license has been confiscated. i got an address i'm using of 2111 jenkins, 94124 that tells me it's a privilege to receive mail there. now my address is opera plaza. i would like my money. and if somebody would be kind enough to call over or walk over to social security and say give her her money so she can get her passport so she can get her california driver's license, so she can get the m uk on, because i don't care about -- [off mic] >> thank you. next speaker. >> okay.
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i'm coming because i've been a student at city college on and off for about 20 years. right now i work as an early childhood education teacher and i take classes for professional development. but i also take other classes that i'm entrusted in. when i have classes on the campus, i like to go have dinner in the cafeteria, and i was shocked to find out we wouldn't be having dinner there next semester because they've cut all the night classes for the culinary arts students. this is a program that's vocational, teaching people how to cook. people need to be able to take classes at night when they work. i think it's terrible they are cutting the classes. >> thank you. next speaker. >> i'm gloria, and i'm here to support getting reparations. people probably already said it but in case you don't know the history of black people is to
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bring us over here for labor. the history of black people is to bring us here to san francisco for labor at the shipyards. one that shut down, no one wanted us to be here anymore except to drive the buses and to serve as security in the buildings throughout the city. so there needs to be something done, because otherwise there's time with the budget trying to find how to fix the symptoms of what happens when you don't do what's right. also i want to speak about city college. my mother, back when she went through domestic violence, she got out of that relationship, went on welfare, went to city college, got her aa degree, got a federal job and she was retired from that until three years ago. she worked like 50 years based off city college education. also for myself, my years in the service, i got my degree at city
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college. also my daughter who went to san francisco state, who also has problems with college classes, went to city college during the summer session to compensate for the classes in art that she could not get at san francisco state and still took her six years to get her degree because there was a problem everywhere. san francisco used to be the leader on fixing this. and other than that, we need to do better and as board of supervisors can't always just depend on the boards or the trustees over there to do what is necessary. it's got to be a citywide effort. thank you. >> thank you, ma'am. next speaker. >> hello. possibly individuals might be more willing to comply and cooperate with restraining order requirements if they were able to deposit their firearms with a gun dealer for a set time period.
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a reasonable fine as penalty instead of submitting their weapons directly to the police department which many fail to comply with. the firearms could then be picked up by cooperating sheriff's department from whom the weapons could be retrieved by the owner at a later date as per judicial requirement. so that's just something to think about. >> okay. any other speakers? seeing none, then public comment is closed. thank you very much for the public for coming today to express all the concerns that you have. let's continue with our agenda. call items 54 through 65. >> items 54 through 65 were introduced for adoption without reference to committee. a anonymous vote is required for resolutions on first reading
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today. alternatively, any supervisor may require resolution to go to committee. >> would any colleagues like to sever any items? >> 55. >> supervisor stefani? >> 54, please. >> and also sever 57. >> supervisor ronen? >> 58. >> so let's please call items -- >> the roll on -- >> the remaining balance of the
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items. >> on the remaining? >> minus 54, 55, 57, 58 >> supervisor mandelman. we can take a call. >> so for the remainder of the items then, can we take a call? seeing no objection, then these motions are approved. let's go back to item -- i want to take this out of order. my colleagues don't mind. with 55, 57, 58 first. and then to 54 last out of this bunch. okay? madame clerk, call item 55. >> item 55 is a resolution to support united states house resolution no. 463, authored by
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representative theodore deutch, the energy innovation and carbon dividend act of 2019 to encourage market-driven innovation of clean energy technologies and market efficiencies which will reduce harmful pollution and leave a healthier more stable and more prosperous nation for future generations. >> we heard about this in public comment. this is a resolution to put san francisco on record in support of the act, hr763, a bill for tax carbon emissions. los angeles, richmond and other cities have approved resolutions of their own. bipartisan climate change bill sponsored by representative deutch. having led on so many environmental issues and so many areas, i believe san francisco should join these other cities in supporting the bill. if passed, the bill will place a
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fee on fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas and the money will be allocated to the american people with an he must haved annual total of $500 per individual. the legislation is expected to bring emissions down 40 percent in 12 years while creating 12 million new jobs and promoting energy conservation. i want to thank steven from citizens climate lobby as well as the amazing folks who made it through four hours sitting here to talk about this measure. i also want to thank you from the mayor's office and kyle in my office for his work on this and i want to thank those advocates who came out and are so great. colleagues, i hope you all vote for this. >> thank you. colleagues, can we take this item in call? without objection then, this resolution is adopted. madame clerk, call 57. >> 57 is a motion to authorize
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preparation of written proponent and opponent ballot arguments and rebuttal ballot arguments for submittal to the voters for the march 3, 2020, consolidated presidential primary election >> copies should have been distributed. amendments are to clarify the authors for the proponent arguments for the ballot measures on march 2020 election. amendments are as follows: the leading -- the opponent on page 1, line 3, since there are no appointed arguments being author authored, having mayor breed as the official author of the ballot measure for the charter amendment to provide retiree healthcare benefits to employees
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of the housing authority, that's on page 1, line 19 and 20 and page 2 of lines 25. and then next, having supervisor peskin be the pry player author for the ordinance -- be the primary author for the ordinance, that would be on page 3, line 9. next, deleting the withdrawn initiative ordinance by the mayor on page 3, lines 10 through 17 and finally, deleting language referring to opponent ballot arguments, that's on page 3, 3 through 6. so colleagues, can i have a motion to adopt these? i'll make the motion to adopt these amendments. can i have a second?
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seconded by supervisor safai without objection, the amendments are adopted. colleagues, can we take a vote on a motion as amended as call? the motion passes unanimously as amended. madame clerk, call 58. >> item 58 is a motion to establish the 2020 board of supervisors regular meeting schedule. >> supervisor ronen. >> yes, i wanted to propose that we cancel the november 3, 2020 board meeting. i was kind of talking to supervisor peskin by my side who said that he's always appreciated that we do a business on election day that there's something that feels good about that. and i do agree with him, and i always have that feeling when we are here on election day. at the same time, i've
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definitely think it should be a national holiday. i think that we should encourage employers locally to give their employees off so they can participate in the democratic process. and november 3, 2020, i hope will be a truly historic day where we take back our country. and so i wanted to propose and actually would love to hear your thoughts on this about whether or not we should, starting this november and perhaps in the future, not work on election days so that we can fully participate in the democratic process. i'm not totally tied to it one way or another. i understand supervisor peskin's point of view and have shared it, but i know that i'm always rushing to get out of here and wanting to get out of here so i can be on the streets campaigning and participating and getting out the vote.
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and i'm curious what you all think. >> supervisor peskin >> so i really appreciate the way supervisor ronen has framed this issue. and i say as somebody who was first on the ballot in san francisco the day that then presidential candidate al gore lost to george bush the younger. so i totally get the argument that we should all be out on the streets. i also have always enjoyed the fact that we were in here doing the people's work, because it happened to be on a tuesday. when i first actually started on the board of supervisors, we had our board meetings on mondays. and we were one of the few board of supervisors that didn't meet on tuesdays.
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when we had the vote to move it to tuesday, i think i lost on a 9-2 vote. so there's another way to deal with this, which is we don't have to meet on tuesdays, or we could actually on that particular day, meet on a monday. but i think it's important that we show the people that we are doing the people's business, even though next november many of the individuals in this room will be on the ballot. but i think i've always enjoyed the fact that i was in here actually voting on public policy issues even though my name and my colleagues' names were on the local ballot. but maybe there's other ways around this, which is to have a meeting on -- i forget what date that is, november 2 or something. anyway, just thoughts. >> supervisor haney? >> i hadn't considered that perspective that supervisor peskin raised.
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i think it makes sense for us to not have a board meeting on election day. i think we would all be participating in some way with the democratic process, whether it's volunteering or supporting in some way, obviously voting, it makes sense for us to not have a meet. if it's another day that week that makes a lot of sense or if it's another day we can reschedule. i know as one other example, on the board of education never met on election day. and we also met on tuesdays. and that was tuesday evenings. so those meetings were always canceled. i don't know if there's any other precedence or elected bodies in san francisco. but i think it's a good idea. i think having it on another day makes sense too. >> supervisor peskin or can i have a turn? >> mr. president, i will live to regret this, but i would suggest that we amend the subject
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motion, and this is the motion that requires six votes, to amend it and to pass it to create, if we can do so, madame, acting clerk, a special board meeting on monday, november 2 of next year. i'll defer to counsel but i think it would be special in so far as it is not on a tuesday so we can do that by a separate instrument. and of course i'll be freaking out on monday and wish that i did it on tuesday. but i would make that motion but will defer to counsel. i think it would be a special meeting and i don't know if we can do it in the subject resolution or a subsequent resolution. >> deputy cityattorney. it would be a special meeting. you can modify this motion to schedule that special meeting with six votes. >> and that would not be a
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substantive change and we can do it here without a continuance? >> correct. because the motion itself is setting the meeting the board anticipates it will have in 2020. >> and do we all agree that november 2 of 2020 is a monday? hold on. supervisor ronen is going to be upset. it is a monday. so i would make a motion to amend the subject motion to have a special board meetling at 2:00 p.m. on monday 2, november 2020. >> there's a motion to amend and seconded. here's my thought on the motion. that the rationale that -- if i'm follo