tv Full Board of Supervisors SFGTV September 10, 2021 3:00pm-6:01pm PDT
>> supervisor walton: good afternoon. welcome to the september 7, 2021 regular meeting of the san francisco board of supervisors. in celebration. madam clerk, will you please call the roll. >> thank you, mr. president. supervisor chan. >> present. >> supervisor haney. >> present. >> supervisor mandelman. >> present. >> supervisor mar. >> present. >> supervisor melgar. >> president.
>> supervisor peskin. >> present. >> supervisor preston. >> present. >> supervisor ronen. >> present. >> supervisor safai. >> present. >> supervisor stefani. >> present. >> supervisor walton. >> present. >> mr. president, all members are present. >> thank you. the san francisco board of supervisors acknowledges we are on the unseated homeland of the ramaytush ohlone, the original inhabitants of the san franciscoponenis la. as the stewards of this land in accord dance with tradition the ramaytush ohlone have never seated, lost, nor gotten responsibilities as care takers of this place. as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory. as guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland.
we wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders and relatives of the ramaytush ohlone community and by affirming their sovereign rights as first peoples. please stand with me for the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> today on behalf of the board of supervisors i would like to acknowledge the staff at sfgovtv. today we have callena mendoza who records our meetings and makes transcripts to the public online. madam clerk, any communications? >> as the members return from
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afternoon. finally, if you are experiencing any trouble connecting to this remote meeting, please call the clerk's office and a individual is stands by to assist you. thank you, mr. president. >> thank you, madam clerk. friendly reminder for the supervisors to mute microphones when you are not speaking. wear your mask as we are under an indoor mask mandate. i thought at this time we would welcome the public back. the delta variant and covid-19 said different. we are today approving the meeting minutes for june 29, july 13, july 20, july 27 regular board meeting. i don't see any changes to the
minutes or anyone on the roster. seeing no one on the roster, i would entertain a motion to approve the minutes. supervisor preston and second by supervisor mar. madam clerk, please call the the roll. >> supervisor melgar. >> aye. >> supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> supervisor preston. >> aye. >> supervisor ronen. >> aye. >> supervisor safai. >> aye. >> supervisor stefani. >> aye. >> supervisor walton. >> aye. >> supervisor chan. >> aye. >> supervisor haney. >> aye. >> supervisor mandelman. >> aye. >> supervisor mar. >> aye. >> there are 11 ayes. >> without objection the minuteds will be approved after public comment as presented. let's go to the concept agenda
items 1 through 5. >> on consent. these are considered to be routine. if a member objects the item may be removed considered separately. >> thank you. i don't see anyone. does anyone wish to sever any items from the consent agenda? >> seeing none. would you please call the roll. >> items 1 through five. >> supervisor melgar. >> aye. >> supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> supervisor preston. >> aye. >> supervisor ronen. >> aye. >> supervisor safai. >> aye. >> supervisor stefani. >> aye. >> supervisor walton. >> aye. >> supervisor chan. >> aye. >> supervisor haney. >> aye. >> supervisor mandelman. >> aye. >> supervisor mar. >> aye. >> there are 11 eyes.
>> without objection, these are finally passed unanimously. >> please call item 6. >> ordinance to amends administrative code to prohibited landlords from evicting tenants from residential rent that came between july 1 and december 31, 2021. >> this was introduced in june of this year. in response to growing fear and anxiety from tenants as to whether eviction protections would continue. with days to spare before the then june 30th expiration date the state temperatured in and passed ab832 to extend the protection through september 30th. ab832 was one step forward and a step backwards. while offering 90 day extension
it included provisions that purport to preempt efforts to provide covid related protections beyond the end of this month. actually through april 2022 the city would be barred from passing these types of protections. we are still working with city attorneys to fully understand the scope of the preemption. on the stays i will say it is an entirely inappropriate intervention from the state with the state government trying to stop us from preventing massey vacations -- evictions in the city. if we want to extend to tenants no compelling reason the state should stand in the way. we will continue to push the governor and state legislative representatives to movie else from the current -- the preemption from the state law. we do not want to have to start
the local process from beginning. i would like to move to continue to the meeting of tuesday, september 21st. we want to keep this legislation ready for immediate enactment in the event state leaders come to senses, put peel over profit -- people over profit to stop local governments from addressing evictions. thank you cosponsors walton, chan, haney, safai and preston. thank you for standing firmly to prevent those in san francisco from losing homes due to pandemic hardship. >> thank you, supervisor preston. second on the motion? seconded by supervisor peskin. supervisor peskin. >> we have a first and second to
continue until 9/21. madam clerk on the motion. >> motion to continue item 6 to september 21st. supervisor melgar. >> aye. >> supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> supervisor preston. >> aye. >> supervisor ronen. >> aye. >> supervisor safai. >> aye. >> supervisor stefani. >> aye. >> supervisor walton. >> aye. >> supervisor chan. >> aye. >> supervisor haney. >> aye. >> supervisor mandelman. >> aye. >> supervisor mar. >> aye. >> there are 11 ayes. >> thank you. motion carries unanimously. madam clerk item 7. ordinance amending the administrative code to revise the eviction protections for commercial tenanteds related to
unpaid rent due to financial impacts from the covid-19 pandemic. >> can we take the same call. >> supervisor safai. sorry. >> thank you, mr. president. real quick i know we are just coming back. thank you. i made these comments in committee. thank you, supervisor peskin for leading those number of businesses with 50 or less. we felt like businesses with 50 to 99 employees, basically 100 or less employees was missing a piece of this. we are doing the tiered system those with fewest employees would have a longer period of time protected locally under eviction moratorium. i remind everyone in the chamber and the public it is to expire at the independent of this month -- end of this month. we have thousands of businesses in san francisco that are
dealing with back rent. this is something that will come in many ways like hey tidal wave. thank you supervisor peskin. 50 or less employees, 10 or less up to two years. in the last year six months to give us a little more time for the businesses to hopefully negotiate. the second piece of what we are offering is a represent relief fund -- rent relief fund. we will hear that next week. 100 to $400 million of back rent is out there. many of you saw over the last few months while we are on recess a number of businesses closed. they could not deal with the mounting back rent. this is important to the fabric of the city and neighborhoods to protect people in these uncertain times. i ask for your support today.
>> same house same call. >> without objection passed on first reading unanimously. >> please call item 8. >> retroactive authorization for the office of economic and work force development do accept and expand $550,000 grant from the department of commerce economic administration cares act for the small business loan program. during the grant period of july 1, 2021 through june 30, 2022. >> thank you. i do not see anyone on the roster. can we take this same house same call? without objection this is adopted unanimously. >> madam clerk, please call 9 and 10 together. >> 9 and 10. two retroactive resolution authorizing the department of emergency management to accept
and expand two grants from the california governor's office of emergency services. 9. authorizes an approximate $190,000 for the fiscal year 2020 for the community power resiliency allocation period through july 1, 2020 through october 31, 2021. 10. an approximate $380,000 for the fiscal year 2019. public safety power shut off resiliency allocation program to support equipment purchases and prepare responses for psps events for the period of july 1, 2019 to october 31, 2022. >> thank you, madam clerk. i don't see anyone on the roster. can we take these same house same call? without objection adopted unanimously. >> madam clerk, please call item
11. >> resolution to approve and authorize the director of the mayor's office of housen and community development to execute an infrastructure loan agreement with hunter's view associates for total loan not to exceed $33.9 million to finance the third phase of infrastructure improvements related to the master development of 800 units every placement public housing, affordable and market rate housing known as hunters view hope sf development and add don't findings. >> i don't see anyone on the roster. same house same call. >> without objection this is adopted unanimously. please call items 12 age 13 together. >> 12 and 13. two resolution to retroactively approve two grants from california parks and recreation
$250,000 grant contract from the outdoor environmental education facilities for trail improvements and 13 is $207,000 grant from the habitat conservation fund to support construction of new pedestrian and bicycle trail adjacent to visitation avenue within mclaren park. >> no one is on the roster can we take this same house same call? without objection adopted unanimously. >> would you please call item 14. >> 14 resolution to retroactively authorize the police department to accept and expand $1.16 million grant from the department of homeland security federal emergency management agency for the fiscal year 2020 port security grant program to upgrade the existing
3-d sonar system to purchase a vessel mounted thermal camera system to send members to refurbish and perform deck safety upgrades and purchase response vessel for september 1, 2020 through august 31, 2023 and to waive indirect costs. >> supervisor peskin. >> i have not had a chance to ask the police department a few questions offline which should be asked in public. i want to know whether anything purchased by this grant is subject to chapter 19b of the administrative code, city of surveillance technology oversight ordinance we voted for and the extend to which it is or is not exempt. this is in port jurisdiction,
given this is retroactive anyway i don't think it would cause harm to delay one week and got those answers from the pd and the port. i would like to make a motion to continue this item one week. >> thank you, supervisor peskin. second on the motion? seconded by supervisor safai. madam clerk. on the motion. >> the motion to continue 14 to september 14th. supervisor melgar. >> aye. >> supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> supervisor preston. >> aye. >> supervisor ronen. >> aye. >> supervisor safai. >> aye. >> stefani. >> aye. >> supervisor walton. >> aye. >> supervisor chan. >> aye. >> supervisor haney. >> aye. >> supervisor mandelman. >> aye. >> supervisor mar.
>> aye. >> there are 11 ayes. >> thank you. motion carries unanimously. please call item 15. >> item 15 resolution to authorize the treasure island development authority to execute a standard agreement with the california department of housing and community development under the infill infrastructure grant program for a total of $30 million for qualifying infill projects on treasure island and yerba buena island. >> no one on the roster. can we take this same house same call without objection? this is adopted unanimously. item 16. >> item 6. ordinance to amend the environment, public works, health and add enough codes for construction and demolition debris recovery to make the appropriate findings. >> supervisor safai. >> thank you, mr.
this has been a long time coming. we have been working on this piece of legislation and conversation for over two years. i thank my chief sponsor president walton for his robust support. there are a number of steps to get here today. i want to thank all stakeholders and environmental community, department of environment, teamsters 350, different sty attorneys that worked on this, smallpel staff to get this to the finish line. this was not a very easy piece of legislation to work on. the final city attorney was john givner. thank you city attorney for all your hard work on this as well. essentially, folks, if you recall in 2018, we called for a hearing on our city zero waste goals and how we were doing to
achieve those goals and how close we had come over a decade to diverting as much waste as we could from landfill. at the time it was very clear we had large refuse generators, hospitals, hotels, union iversy cities, handling buildings not separating like we do in our homes. they were just paying the fee and not participating in the program which was adding to our environmental degradation. we got that passed thank you to the sponsors of what the refuse compliance ordinance we called on it green job piece of legislation. violators were to beef up people dedicated to separate refuse and divert as much as we could from landfill this. is second peel about
construction and demolition paste. 25% of what we send to landfill is construction and demolition waste. there are 12 facilities around the bay area that do this work. there are all of the operators now that are going to be required now as part of the legislation the haulers to register with the city on a tiered system based how big the vehicle is and how much waste they intend to haul. this will bring a formal and concise process. as you know, also, it will help with illegal dumping. not too long ago in supervisor walton's district and he was furious as i was. illegal dumping operation was set up in front of allis griffith public housing. president walton worked with the city to stop that. this we believe will be another step not only for environmental goals for illegal dumping that
happens in the south east part of san francisco. for every ton of debris we divert from landfill is a ton of carbon footprint we reduced. we are super-excited about this. we believe this is the right step in the right direction to help us achieve a tremendous step in our environmental goals. i look forward to your support for this. thank you, mr. president. >> thank you, supervisor safai. thank you for the piece of legislation. a lot of companies are circumventing the system and had you they remove waste and debris contributing a major factor of contributing to illegal dumping here in the city. this is one other tool to address and combat illegal dumping. i just want to appreciate you supervisor safai. colleagues i don't see anyone else on the roster. same house same call. without objection this ordinance
is passed on first reading unanimously. madam clerk. item 17. >> item 17 is an ordinance to amend the police code to prohibited any person other than licensed manufacturer or importer from possessing, selling, offering for sale, transferring, or manufacturing an unfinished firearm frame or severe not imprinted with the serial number, subject to certain exceptions. >> thank you. supervisor stephani. >> thank you. the item before you today will ban the sale or possession of unserial ghost gun kits in san francisco. this is the first of its kind in the state of california. this ordinance is very necessary and important. if you don't know what ghost gun kits are, i assume you do. they are kits sold in the mail or at gun shows.
the frame comes unfinished. it is unfinished frames or receiver. 80% you put together and you have a gun. it is a ghost gun. they are untraceable in law enforcements. no serial number on them. what is moral alarms is the current state of law in california with regard to ghost guns. currently california state law permits vendors to sell the kits without a serial number, requiring the purchaser to apply for a number with the department of justice. then within 10 days of assembling the gun engrave or affix that unique serial number to the gun. you can imagine, not many people do that. i will ask our attorney general for those numbers. what this means that ghost guns are the weapons of choice for those who would like to violate the law and injury many and others. this means no background checks,
waiting periods, sales records, no sage restrictions at the time of sage. this allowed the ghost guns to be the weapon of chase for those prohibited from obtaining a firearm. popular with domestic abusesors. major manufacturers like polymer 80 sell without limitation. theyry so much profit while our community pays the price. guns illegal to possess should be illegal to sell. this ordinance gives our city the power to hold major manufacturers and distributeddors accountable for they are role in proliferating violence in the community. we must have laws on our books that give teeth to lawsuits. they empower the city to go after the manufacturers that sell the ghost guns in the city. without it, it is tough uphill
battle to hold them accountable. last month san francisco police department's community violence reduction team arrested a individual on parole with an ar-15 ghost kit with magazine in his possession. increased 2700%. this has continued to 2021. ghost gun seizures up 350% in january and february of this year same period two years ago. ghost guns were less than 1% of all gun seizures in san francisco in 2016. by 2020 they were 16% of all firearms seized in san francisco. tragically the rise in ghost gun possession accompanied rise in gun violence. shootings up 62% in 2020. in the fourth quarter of 2020 up
220%. according to the police department that trend is continuing to 2021. they reported shootings are up 300% compared to the same period last year. we know and have experienced and know people that suffered gun violence. it destroys lives of families cross the country every day and is traumatizing the nation. at the hearing on public safety we had a 16 year-old girl in 2019 she was talking to friends before high school in southern california. next thing there was someone with a gun and she was shot in the stomach. she survived but her best friend did not. this person too young to obtain a firearm got a ghost gun killed two and injured three more and shattered lines of thousands that day. i am grateful we are considering this shortly after president
biden asked new regulations at the federal level. we can't wait for the federal government on guns. it has wrecked havoc because politicians lacked a spine and put themselves before the good of this country and sold themselves to the gun lobby. i want to thank supervisors mandelman, mar, haney, safai and melgar. we don't do this alone there. are so many to thank you have been working with for years and on this legislation. i would like to thank brady united against gun violence. moms against action, in particular i want to thank rudy, mary scott and allison at giffords for leadership for advocacy. some of the people in the community every day working to address the root causes.
i want to thank brady united who helped draft this. we wouldn't be out here today without ruth. thank you for all you have done. i want to thank brad for his assistance at the city attorney's office. he helped on so many pieces of gun violence prevention legislation and and demullen my chief of staff who is so hard working. i want to report that since the introduction last summer san diego, los angeles, berkeley and san mateo have begun to move towards ghost gun ban ordinance. i hope that you will support this today. i think we have to take a step here in san francisco to say these guns are causing way too much harm in our communities and it is time to do something about them. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor
stefani. >> supervisor ronen. >> thank you supervisor stefani for ongoing work in this area. i ask to be added as cosponsor. >> thank you. it is unfortunate we piecemeal gun reform in the state and country. we need comprehensive gun reform. thank you, supervisor stefani for your work. please add me as cosponsor as well. i don't see anyone else on the roster. we can take this same house same call. without objection this ordinance is passed on first reading unanimously. please call 18. >> 18. ordinance to amend the municipal elections code to require department of elections to expand use of vote by mail ballots at exclusively municipal
he leekses and encourage further use of vote-by-mail ballots in all elections. supervisor safai. >> every day we read that our democracy is challenged all over the united states. many times in very subtle ways. masked to seem neutral. at the end of the day to undermine other democracy attacking women, by communities of color all over the united states. this is an atrocity today. this is attempt to build on the success of last year's municipal elections where we had almost record by .10% voter turnouts. it was phenomenal. the ballot in every home is an opportunity for san francisco to lead. at the state level they have the same conversation.
we are hopeful it will become a state law. this is specifically for municipal elections to allow every voter to receive a ballot whether they choose or not. they would have the option of continuing to vote in their local election polling station. i think this is extremely important. we think it will continue to builds voter turnout and send air message to the united states san francisco is leading in the right way. thank you. >> supervisor preston. >> thank you. a question. as you were talking, supervisor safai. i apologize for not engaged around this sooner. let me start by saying i support the purposes of this and
appreciate your leadership on this. i don't see anything concerning what is required. i was wondering if we know and i don't know if this is through the president, supervisor safai or city attorney or department of elections. i want to make sure this mandate around vote by mail does not in any way detracted from same day voting from polling stations to staffing, drop off-centers for ballots. i don't think it explicitly does. as i read it the purpose of expanding vote by mail to the extend allowed by state law i can see where with a limited pot of money someone might interpret that to require reductions in other forms. i want to make sure that doesn't happen. i am curious if that is addressed else where in the code to make sure there aren't
reductions. i want to raise that as a question. >> thank you, supervisor preston. we had extensive conversation with department of elections. the intent every single polling place would remain open, same day voting remain open, a lot of people see a way to make extra income. they rely on that. also, it is a way to participate in the local democracy. we never want to undermine that. that is in addition to, not subtraction of. it is purposeful to not take away from same day voting. >> thank you for that. i think we are on the same page trying to make sure this is net increase. i am wondering if there is a need for or would be a harm in
something explicitly stating and again with apologies for not raising this prior to our hearing today. just to state that nothing in the ordinance shall express an intent to -- >> i am happy to ask the city attorney to jump in for advice. i am happy for any clarification. >> thank you, supervisor safai. we have director sending in. city attorney pearson. >> deputy city attorney pearson. we would be happy to work with your office. i don't go that it would be ready today. it might require continuance. i would refer to the direction to speak of speak to the intention of his office and what
other portions of the election code would speak to this. >> is the director available now, madam clerk. >> yes, mr. president. >> supervisor safai do you want to ask a question? >> yes. >> have you been following this conversation during this meeting? >> i just logged on. sorry. >> supervisor preston. >> thank you, president walton. i am wondering. i would prefer not to slow down this important piece of legislation. i am wondering if it might be possible to put it over to the agenda just to state nothing in the ordinance shall be interpreted to support reductions in same day or other forms of voting which i would assume would be non substantive and statement of limits of purpose. i hope we could prepare that.
>> if you would like to hear this later in the meeting, we will see if we can accomplish that today. >> i am okay with that. >> item 19. we will come back to item 18. thank you, director aren't. you are off the hook. item 19. >> item 19. ordinance amending the administrative code to add the clerk of the board of supervisors and the executive director of the human rights commission as permanent members of the committee on information technology. >> thank you so much. seeing no one on the roster. same house same call. without objection this ordinance is passed on first reading unanimously. madam clerk, please call item 20. >> item 20. motion appointing chanel
williams, julie led better and julia and jennifer to the our city our home for terms ending april 22, 2023. >> thank you, madam clerk. i don't see anyone on the roster. we can take this item same house same call. without objection this motion is approved unanimously. madam clerk. looks like we will be at roll call for introductions. >> new business introduction is supervisor melgar. >> thank you, colleagues. today i introduce three items. first is a resolution strongly condemning the texas bill
assault on women's self-autonomy and urge decriminalizing of abortion along with reason nan, stefani and chan. on september 1st senate bill 8 went into effect in texas under mining roe versus wade effectively taking away a woman's right to choose and criminalizing uber and lyft drivers driving women to healthcare pointments. it de privileges women in texas of all options for abortion services and limits access to systematically stripping people of all genders from accessing abortion. not only a transgression against human reproductive rights but
assault on autonomy. it is sb8 in texas debate symbols the continued work to subvert rights of women. this is reflective every assistance women have made throughout history to defend basic humanity. sb8 is the strictest aboabortion ban in the nation as soon as heart beat is detectable. six weeks is only two weeks after a missed period assuming 28 day cycle. this is before many is not most women know that they are pregnant. it amounts to complete ban on abortion in texas. 85% of abortion procedures in the state happen after 6 weeks of pregnancy. as a result, women will no longer have these services in texas. in san francisco we must vow to
welcome all women seeking reproductive services with open arms. in desisn't supreme court justice said the courts order is stunning presented with application to enjoying unconstitutional law engineered to prohibit women from exercising constitutional rights. judicial scrutiny majority of justices buried heads in sand. in the city and county of san francisco we will not bury our heads in the sand. this resolution is a step in upholding refusal to entertain assertions the dignity and autonomy of women is open to organization. it is in pro-choice california, planned parenthood, department on status of women. office of racial equity and human rights commission.
i look forward to working with you to explore how san francisco can strengthen commitment to reproductive freedom and thank you could sponsors. i introduce community grants initiative ordinance. one-time way to deal with our shortened year in covid with participatory budgeting. as you know, participatory budgeting is a process in which community members can decide through a voting process how to spend public funds. it was started by former president norman yee in 2013. we have launched 120 projects in district 7 because of it. all community and neighborhood-led. we have seen great results. because of our commitment to the
programs we have to do a little shortened process and that is what this is. this ordinance will result in the community grant process which supports phase 2 of participatory budgeting processes which have already been approved. lastly, i am introducing an in memor yum with supervisors ronen and mandelman for yolanda lopez, the art test. she was acclaimed for her paintings and her work in political posters. she passed away on september 3rd at her home on san jose avenue in district 8. she was 79 years owe. she was artist, monitor who left a mark on the culture and
politics of san francisco and california. she was born in 1942 and raised in san diego neighborhood. days after graduating from high school she moved to bay area to leave her hometown and join the culture. in 1970s and 1980s she was part of the latino arts community in san francisco taking risks with her groundbreaking feminist portrayal. she embarked in paintings to reimagine the image of the mexico patron saint with mother and grand mother. she was not the first to entry
interpret, lopez was an icon. her series was so radical she had to explain what the virgin meant for mexico. when she moved to san francisco she jumped into the activist scene and part of the nonviolent community and third world liberation front and founding member of the committee. she was part of the five month strike at san francisco state college that shut down the school and prompted creation of the first college of ethnic studies and department of black studies. it was her involvement with to lease brutality -- police brutality. she drew the faces of seven
imprisoned latino men. it was at rallies for the ultimate freedom. she served as part test for the community -- artist and created artworks to define the civil rights movement and 1978 poster who is illegal pilgrims. there was a stern face as they crumbles the immigration papers which created in response to the passage of the immigration and nationality amendments. it was a mainstay at exhibitions. the illegal alien pilgrim with the art museum. her art will be featured and to
open october 16th at the museum in san diego. in a recent interview her son recalled how galleries that showed her work were freak lently vandalized. strangers would leave death presents or confront her. for the past 30 years lopez performed her most critical contribution a mentor. as a mentor to guided multiple generations of young artists she leaves the legacy in politics. the creative work continues with all of us. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor melgar. supervisor peskin.
>> thank you, madam clerk, colleagues. a couple of legislative items and sadly, two im memorria. the sinking and tilting tower is back. i think it is time to reopen hearings on that matter, in light of continuing ongoing revelations the department of building inspections so i am introducing a hearing request on that as the building alarmingly has begun to sink and tilt again. now the project stopped. next i introduce a piece of tax reform legislation part of a broader effort to streamline and eliminate fees for the san
francisco taxi industry and the drivers who continue to find value from medallions against the unfair competition by tech monopolies who profited off the back of workers. we try to create a level playing field against that backdrop. this is part of that effort. this legislation would retroactively waive fees and penalties for wastes and measure fees to certify devices in their vehicles and extend waiver through 2025. thank you department of public health as well as staff and council at the tax collector's office for assistance and look forward to removing this relief package through as quickly as
possible. thank you, president walton for waiving the 30-day rule. that takes me sadly to im memorial. 2021 started out rough. it was marked by the pass of lawrence a month shy of his 101st birthday. it is a bad year of losses for community. heart breakingly we lost a integral part of the community with the passing of the north beach poet jack hershman over the summer recess. jack, i think, was maybe the last of the truly great letter rarely and culture rebels who helped create and nurture the identity of north beach and in many ways of san francisco.
jack was cherished around the world for his poetry and humanity. jack was a proud self-proclaimed marxist. he turned down a career to pursue his writing in the cafe which was his living room and dining room and to keep the spark of activism quite alive and well in hells half acre. in addition to being named poet laureate he performed at political events including mine over the years. commemorating the bookstore. i think some of you were there. the legacy of so many north beach souls from the late great
to paul from jefferson airplane. jack was linked with north beach in san francisco. he was fired as professor for ucla forgiving as so they wouldn't be drafting in the vietnam war. that was jack. he was the poet's poet. fighting for the myself understand and challenging all of us really at every step. he will be remembered for his honesty, his mustache, his bad jokes and beautiful emotions and fiery challenges transcribed into the written word. if you ever heard jack read, it was a moving experience. ultimately, he always sounded his best yelling out of his
mouth with his new york accent. this loss is not just san francisco, it is the world's loss. my chief of staff came back from paris where a big tribute was being held at shakespeare and company bookstore in paris complete with alive size reprint of his poem the path. i would like to read a short piece. go to your broken heart. if you think you don't have one. get one. to get one, be sincere, learn sent by letting liventer you are helpless to do otherwise. our hearts go out to his widow and all of north beach will be celebrating his life soon. you will be inviting. the only way jack would have it in the streets at the cafe and
in washington square. stay tuned for that with a brass marching band. i would like to join supervisor mar who you will hear from later in-turning in memory of my friend of 20 years and my former d3 black history month honoree officer karl pane who passed from a long hard battle with cancer over the summer recess. karl was a renaissance man with homegrown public self. incredible story. he was veteran serving in the marines, cable car gripman. ringing contest champion delighting the locals and tourists with his skills on the bells. he had the unique distinction of ringing the san francisco cable car bell at the first 49ers
super bowl. he became the face of the city's fund-raising efforts after a long needed deferred maintenance on the iconic cable cars when dianne feinstein was mayor. he ended serving as rec and park ranger after several decades as a police officer at central station who had the distinction of being the oldest recruit ever in the history of the sfpd going to the academy at the age of 50 after winning a lawsuit against the city. he passed the civil service test at 49. they was deemed too old by the time he was hirable at age 50. he won that lawsuit.
he became really a great community serving police person in district 3. he summed up his job by saying it was helping people and listening. he lived to serve and did serve the city and county for over 50 years, ending as rec and park ranger. incredible life of public service to the service. rest in peace. that concludes my roll call. [please stand by]
-- and up to 316 group housing rooms, instead of 176 resident yol units. items 22, through 24, are the associated motions with that hearing. >> president walton: thank you so much, madam clerk. supervisor haney? >> supervisor haney: thank you, president walton. i want to make a motion to continue this to the meeting of >> president walton: thank you, a motion to continue to the september 28, 2021 by supervisor haney and seconded by supervisor peskin.
before we vote, we need to take public comment on the motion to continue. >> clerk: okay, operations, the motion has been made to continue items 21 through 24. do we have any members of the public on the line who would like to make public comment as it pertains to items 2through 24, specifically to the continuance of september 28th, 2021. let's welcome our first caller. >> caller: i'm so sorry. i'm in queue for nonagenda public comment. can i be put back in the queue for that. >> clerk: okay, if you would press star, 3, that puts you back in the queue. operations, do we have another caller in the queue who would like to speak to the continuance for items 21 through 24?
welcome, caller. okay, perhaps that individual went back into the queue as well. operations, do we have another caller on the line? >> caller: yes, my name is ella strong and i am the president of the board for church -- church of christ scientists. while we were willing to accommodate the fact that there was a lack of the board of supervisors meeting in august and the conflict with the religious holiday today, we cannot agree to a continuance for longer than one week. we've already expressed that position on several occasions to the supervisor haney's office, even as late as this morning. all delays, periodically
impacting the threat and the viability of the project so we're not able to agree to anything beyond september 14th. we've been there before. the previous approvals at the end of 2018 had to walk away from the project because of the delays in the city processes. and they rendered the project unfinancialable. this year alone the project was delayed for six months from january to june, going into the planning commission's approval. now we're being challenged again with additional delays. please, consider it for the 14th as we previously had requested. it is going so much beyond even the 30-day filing of the r.p.o. the filing of the f.p.o. was july 21st. so now we are in september. so please consider the 14th of
august -- i'm sorry, the 14th of september -- as the continuance that's just one week. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, do we have another caller in the queue or an individual who is interested in speaking to the continuance of items 21 through 24, to the september 28, 2021 date? welcome, caller. >> caller: president walton, supervisors, my name is david murray. i'm a member of the church. we do not support any continuance beyond september 14th, 2021. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. okay, operations, do we have another caller in the queue who is willing to speak to the continuance of items 21 through
to 24, to september 28th? welcome, caller. >> clerk: good afternoon, supervisors. corey smith on behalf of the action coalition. we do understand that due to the religious holiday of the continuance proposed for today, but we are also requesting that the item is heard next week at the september 14th hearing. this project has been in the works for a really long time, and every day that passes with economic capability making it more and more difficult to get projects built, we risk losing the homes. as always, housing delayed is housing denied. and we ask that you please hear the item next week, thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your
comments, sir. operations, do we have another caller in the queue who is willing to speak specifically on the continuance of items 21 through 24? >> caller: yes, my name is michael naulty, i'm with alliance for a better district 6, and i would like to speak to the continuance of items 21 through 24 until september 28th as requested by supervisor haney's office. i believe that it is an appropriate request, and that it should be continued, and i hope to see that it's passed by the board today. thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, is there another caller if the queue who is willing to speak specifically to items 21 through 24 and the continuance? the continuance to september 24 -- september 28th, 2021.
>> caller: hi, this is susan touchstone. another member of the church. and for all of the reasons that have been stated thus far, as to why we cannot agree to a continuance past the 14th, we urge you to give this your utmost consideration to allow the continuance to be only for september 14th. thank you so much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, let's hear from the next speaker regarding the continuance of items 21 through 24, to september 28th, 2021. welcome, caller. >> caller: hi, thank you for taking my call. my name is martha murray.
i am a member of the church of christ scientists, and i would like to express my hope and insistence that the continuance go not beyond september 14th. this has been approved by planning since july -- excuse me -- since june 24th, and then the appeal went on too long. and i am just -- just very sincere in the desire that the supervisors can hear this next week at the very latest. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, ma'am. all right, operations, let's hear from our next caller, please. we are taking public comment specifically on the continuance to september 28th for items 21 through 24. welcome, caller.
>> caller: oh, um, my name is bill sealy and i'm a member of the community and i am just concerned what message we're sending out to developers that want to come in. housing is technically housing, there's no such thing as tech housing and i don't know how we even got that into the conversation. and housing is housing and we definitely need housing. we don't need commercial development, we need housing development. and this is one kind of example to it. what kind of message are we sending out to our proposed developers by delaying and delaying. what's going to change next week? what's going to change two weeks from now? we need to address this program we're going to okay it or deny it. let's do it today, because i don't see any reason why we've got to keep delaying this thing while people still are needing help. walk down the street, look what we have on the street, so i just
don't get it. i'm sorry. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. okay, operations, i believe that we 22 listeners, and four callers in the queue. if you are one of the 22 and you would like to make comment on this continuance to items 21 through 24 to september 2th, 28, press star 3 now. operations, let's hear from our next caller, please. >> caller: hi, this is kenneth russell, speaking with regard to the continuations. we're in a housing crisis. we need to act with urgency. housing delayed is housing denied. i want to see the board act with urgency. and the delay and the continued delay after delay are our actions, and those are the actual reflections of our values. and those actions show that we
aren't taking the housing crisis seriously. and we aren't making it a top priority. i'd like to see this taken up next week at a minimum. and we need to act with that urgency. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, let's hear from our next caller, please. >> caller: hello, this is patricia. our church agreed, with all due respect to our supervisor, to continue to the september 14th date in honor of the high holy days. anymore delays are putting a project in financial jeopardy. it may not seem a lot to you, but every day costs us money. and as vice president of the church, i'm responsible for overseeing our church expenditures. and so i must speak in defense of our position, september 14th
was on your agenda, and september 14th is what we agreed to. let there be no more delay. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, ma'am, for your comments. we have 22 listeners, and we have two callers in the queue. if you are one of the listeners, you should press star 3 now, to get in line, otherwise we'll take this last group to the end operations, let's hear from our next caller. we're taking comment on the continuance of items 21 to 24, to september 28th, 2021. welcome, caller. >> caller: hello, this is christine freedom. i was a member of the church for 20 years and i served as vice president [indiscernible] and evaluated and signed for a proposal for designs, the
modifications, you name it, for the church. it's about time [indiscernible] that we join the modern world and approve this project. as the former speaker said, housing is for people who are trying to come in and are [indiscernible] for one person and one child. multiply that times five. that's their housing budget. where is the sometime they spend with their kids or on vacation or helping with homework? i couldn't be more forceful in my support for this project and i hope that after all of the time and all of the ferris wheel of the same arguments over and over -- think of the people who need the housing. they need it now. and as the other speakers tell you, housing delayed is housing denied. please, please, do not hesitate
to address this approval, already approved as soon as possible, and do not delay it to a later date at the end of september. thank you very much for hearing me. and my very best to everyone in san francisco. since i'm now a new yorker. take care. bye. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, ma'am. all right, operations, do we have another caller in the queue? this is the public's opportunity to speak to the continuance for items 21 through 24. there will not be another opportunity today to comment on this appeal. so, operations, let's hear from our next caller, please. >> caller: hello, i [indiscernible] and i strongly support [indiscernible] and housing [indiscernible] and
this is an opportunity [indiscernible] i myself have, you know, been looking around in the past. [indiscernible] so the situation is bad for families. [indiscernible] to have the well-being [indiscernible] and to not have to worry too much. [indiscernible] thank you for your time and have a great evening. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, sir. okay, so, operations, do we have another caller in the queue,
please? operations, perhaps let's go to the next caller. welcome, caller. >> caller: hello. this is anastasia ionopoluos, a member of the san francisco tenants' union. i'm speaking in support of the continuance to september 28th. this generated a lot of comments at the planning commission. it could have been approved in 2018. now there are some more issues here that have to do with the type of housing they're
proposing. whether it is good for the neighborhood or not good for the surrounding community. and i am anxious to hear this, but let's give the community time, and let's give the board of supervisors time to put it on their agenda so that they'll be ready to hear it appropriately. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. all right, operations, any last callers to speak to the continuance for items 21 through 24, to the date of september 28th, 2021? >> caller: hello. this is linda knox and i'm a member of this church. we agreed to extend this to the 14th, but not to the 28th. as you have heard, this appeal has been going on all year long, since january.
and it's time for the board of supervisors to act on this. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations. another caller, please. >> caller: thank you, i am also a member of this church. and i urgently ask you to please do not delay the project any longer. it is very important that we should get this taken care of. it should not be delayed. and not later than the 9-14. we have waited decades to get this project done and to provide housing for our neighborhood. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, another caller, >> madam clerk, that completes the queue. >> clerk: thank you. mr. president. >> president walton: thank you, madam clerk, and seeing no other
speakers, public comment is now closed. madam clerk on the motions to continue items number 21-24 made by supervisor haney and seconded by supervisor peskin, to the september 28th, 2021 meeting. >> clerk: on the motion to continue items 21 to 24 to september 28, 2021. supervisor melgar. >> aye. peskin, aye. supervisor preston. preston aye. supervisor ronen? ronen aye. supervisor safai? safai aye. supervisor stefani. stefani aye. supervisor walton. walton aye. supervisor chen, chen aye. supervisor haney, haney aye. supervisor mandelman. mandelman aye. and supervisor mar. mar aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president walton: thank you, and without objection this motion carries unanimously. court, we are back to roll call.
>> clerk: we left off, supervisor preston, it's your turn. okay, thank you. next then is supervisor ronen. >> supervisor ronen: thank you. i wanted to start out by thanking supervisor melgar for the in memoriam for yolanda lopez. this incredible artist and icon rest in peace and power. and, secondly, the resolution condemning the -- you know, the texas abortion ban. you know, it's just unbelievable to me that governor abbott is responsible for killing children in schools by preventing them from wearing masks on one hand, and yet is forcing women who are not ready or able or willing to have a child to have a child.
the hypocrisy of these deadly policies and everyone that supports them is irresponsible. and they should leave public office immediately. so thank you for bringing forward that resolution, and i'm proud to co-sponsor it. and, finally, colleagues, i am excited to co-sponsor a resolution accepting the ula hotel, which a former sro in the mission district, which the city is purchasing with help of the home key program. and i wanted to say on the record that we are very excited and working with homeless youth advocates, including the homeless youth alliance, and
dshs housing and many others to really ask that this site be used for their very successful and innovative bridge housing model that allows a minimum of five years housing for youth that are facing very serious challenges in their lives. and that includes a very specialized supportive housing program to help youth become independent, self-sufficient, and move on after five years. i know that this is not hsh's typical housing model, but it works, and it particularly works for homeless youth. and i just wanted to put on record that i am asking them to stretch what they've done in the past, and look at the new models that have proven to be very successful and to pilot this
model at the ula in the mission and the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor ronen. supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: thank you, madam clerk. today, colleagues, i am introducing a resolution in support of california's proposition 12. as you know in july, i conveyed to this board and us as legislators the desire to create and reimagine food security, food distribution, and the quality of food that we give every day san franciscans, but particularly the most vulnerable in our city. with your help, this board also unanimously passed the reauthorization of the food security task force and we created a food empowerment market fund. and a biannual food equity report. these ordinances were truly a monumental first step in reimagining food security in our city. california's proposition 12
passed in 2018, it was revolutionary in the sense that it mandated how we treat our animals and livestock for consumption in this state. it was passed by nearly 75% of the voters and it was a statement that californians deserve good quality food. this aligns with my objective of reimagining food security, because it makes the humane treatment of animals a right for everyone in california, and not just upper middle income or wealthy families that can afford organic free-range food. all of the food in california should be healthy and organic. this is a humane right, not just for animals, but for consumers. so today i present a resolution initially drafted by the commission of animal control and welfare. i want to thank nina orani for working my office, and supervisor mandelman and his aide, jacob binlif, and lori thomas with the restaurant
association, and josh balk with the humane society and jeffrey o'morris from my staff. the statement that you are what you eat really means something in california, starting when this law becomes fully enacted. lastly, colleagues, i would like to conclude in memoriam for bonnie oashirk, a member of our community who recently passed away. yeah, it was a surprise to us all. she was an american landscape planner, educator, international artist and founder of the farm, located near permanent structurg library that was in district 11 she did a lot of work in both of our districts, supervisor ronen, who was also caught by surprise it was a shock to us all. bonnie's work was to transform the environment and asphalt public spaces into thriving art gardens. she's transformed to do this for
children, especially in the southeast part of the city and mainly underserved by outdoor learning environments. bonnie was born in massachusetts and was raised in new jersey. she graduated from douglas college at rutgers university in the 1960s and later enrolled in a master of fine arts program at san francisco state university, which brought her to our city. bonnie shared her love and passion for the environment. she believed that the environment is a beautiful and diverse place, and that it is the most practical place for art and to create transformation because it has the ability to reach communities near and far. bonnie passed away on august 8th of 2021, this year. and was laid to rest on august 11th in mendicino near the grave of her parents. she'll be missed all over san francisco. many of our local community organizers have expressed their sympathy as bonnie shared a great connection with many groups throughout the excelsior
and the mission. i don't know if you want to say something, supervisor ronen. mr. president, can i -- refer this to supervisor ronen? >> supervisor ronen: yes, thank you, and i'm shocked, supervisor safai. i didn't know about her passing and bonnie was very famous in our office because she was a budget advocate, like very few others. and so passionate about her living library work at the schools throughout san francisco. she gave us many laughs. we definitely spent a lot of time together. she's very passionate as well about the -- you know, the rivers or the creeks in san francisco that are covered and
wanted to unearth them all, which someday we will do in your honor, bonnie. but may you rest in peace and thank you, supervisor safai, and please add me to this in memoriam. thanks. >> supervisor safai: thank you, mr. president, and thank you supervisor ronen, and thank you, the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor safai. next is supervisor stefani. >> supervisor stefani: thank you, madam clerk. i wanted to start by thanking supervisor melgar for your leadership in introducing the resolution about the texas abortion ban. i'm proud to be a co-sponsor. i thank you for your call this morning about this. when the news broke about the texas abortion ban, i was stunned but, sadly, not shocked and it's not just texas. we know that we have in pro-life, anti-choice, whatever you want to call them, wanna-be-governor waiting in the
wings in california. the constitutional right to abortion has been under attack since 1973 when i was 3 years old. and in recent years, these attacks have become bolder and more flagrant. when the supreme court's right-wing justices refused under the cover of night and on the shadow docket to block the law last wednesday night, they affirmed many of our worst fears. their intent to overturn roe v wade and to restrict reproductive freedoms afforded to us, to women, by the constitution. that five supreme court justices have chosen to brazenly ignore their constitutional obligation to even properly review the law due to procedural complexities is astounding, and an incredibly dangerous disregard for precedent. in issuing this ruling, the supreme court has effectively given a green light for republican officials in other
states to replicate a law that will significantly harm those seeking abortions and deputizes citizen bounty hunters, rewarding them with cash, which president biden said is un-american. and i have to say -- i don't know if i can say it -- but i'm so ashamed that that's our supreme court. i'm ashamed. i took my daughter there in february 2020, it was the last trip that i took before the pandemic hit. we went to the supreme court because she so badly wanted to meet justice ginsburg, and i was sworn into the supreme court and i was proud to be there with my daughter. today i am ashamed of our supreme court. what is so nauseating about this, not just the fact that they're trying to overturn roe v wade, is that they're doing it under what they're saying is
procedural complexities. they're just brushing it aside like it means nothing to the women who will be harmed by this. usually when a lawsuit aiming to block such a law is unconstitutional, it names state officials as defendants. instead, this texas law, being as cute as they can be, deputizes private citizens to sue anyone who performs an abortion or aids and abets, as supervisor melgar said -- the uber driver. the uber driver. i mean, are you kidding me? plaintiffs who have no connection to the clinic or patient can sue and recover legal fees. and, hey, if you win, you get a $10,000 bonus. $10,000 for ruining a woman's life. congratulations. it is so un-american. and if you apply this to our
other constitutionally afforded rights, would our supreme court do the same? so if texas doesn't like the fact that people practice anything other than christianity, could they pass a law saying that you may only worship our god? but don't sue us, because we're going to deputize our next-door neighbor to go after and you report you and we'll give them $10,000 if they win. screw freedom of religion. what if they don't want you to assemble anymore and complain about the government? not us. we deputize people to deal with that. you don't have a right to assemble. what if we don't like what you say. not us. we're going to deputize the next person over here and we're going to give them awards if they go after you, because we don't like what you say. we don't like you criticizing republicans.
do you think the supreme court in the shadow of the night would say we're not going to deal with this because of procedural complexities? maybe. maybe they lack that much integrity. maybe they are that awful. but as a mother of a 12-year-old girl, i am disgusted. i am so disgusted by what's happening in this country. i am so disgusted by texas, and i am so disgusted by these five justices who i don't know how they sleep at night. i want to thank you again, supervisor melgar. it is absolutely unacceptable what's happening and we have to do everything that we can and it's exhausting. we have to fight and fight and fight. and it's not about life, because if it was about life they would protect the woman who was in the
situation in the first place. it's about control. because as supervisor ronen said, once that baby is born, who cares if they're going to get coronavirus in school, we're not going to make them wear masks. who cares if they get shot, because we're not going to ban guns. because in texas it's guns for anyone, anytime, anywhere. this is not pro-life. this is so disgusting. and as a woman, it's frightening. everyone makes references to the "handmaid's tale", and i'll tell you they do it because this is terrifying to us. it's terrifying because we have daughters. and we see the pendulum swinging in a way that is terrifying. so we must do everything we can, and, yes, this is just a resolution, but i promise every person in that texas legislature that passed this law -- you have seen nothing yet.
we are not done fighting and we will never stop fighting. so again thank you, supervisor melgar, and thank you to my female colleagues, because i know that we will fight together for this, forever and always. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor stefani. supervisor walton. >> president walton: thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, today i have two in memoriams. the first one for [indiscernible] died peacefully in our home on august 5, 2021. she was 98 years young. marjorie was [indiscernible] [not on microphone] and she married her life-long companion, and preceded her in death. they made their home and started their family in san francisco,
and had three children, lois, tony and sammy jr. marjorie was a healer and graduated in the first class of nurse education at the marina adult school in 1951. she later became a licensed vocational nurse in 1953, with san francisco general hospital where she eventually became the assistant director of nurses with a career spanning 31 years marjorie is surviveed by her three children, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. the second in memoriam is for jada fafoliolo, who was born october 11, 2004. she is the daughter of james and the late sophia, who passed away in 2009.
jada attended dr. charles r. drew family mosque and completed elementary school at star king. she continued her education at optos middle school and graduated from park middle school in 2018. she attended deer valley high school and antioch where she would have graduated with the class of 2022. jada was amazing and never showed anger or spoke negatively towards anyone. she was quiet, humble, loving, respectful, and truly genuine. her smile lit up any room. although jada received her wings at the sweet age of 16, which should never happen, she has imprinted on our hearts lessons that will last a lifetime. she is survived by her father, james, her mother, ponti, and
three siblings, janaea and janaeh and jane. last, along with my colleagues, supervisors ronen, stefani, melgar, and chan, i am introducing a resolution recognizing september 2021 as the young woman's health awareness month. the x in a woman's health represents inclusivity of transgender and non-binary individuals. women's health diseases such as endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and uterine fibroids have traumatic life-altering symptoms and impacts all races, cultures and
religions. youth who experience these diseases and the associated symptoms are in particular distressed as they are often dismissed by their doctors, teachers, or family and are told that they are dramatic, attention seeking, exaggerating or hydrochondriacs. there's a movement to provide space, education, self-identity, artistic expression, and wellness empowerment for young people experiencing common women's health diseases, and to advocate that pain from these diseases are real. the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, may i ask you to repeat louise young's in memoriam into the record. unfortunately, your microphone did not pick up that particular in memoriam for the record.
>> president walton: got it, thank you. this in memoriam is for miss marjorie louise young who died in her home on august 5, 2021, at 98 years young. marjorie was born on may 29th, 1923, and to lula, louisiana, and on september 14th, 1946. she married her life-long companion, sammy young, and they made their home and started their family in san francisco. they had three children, lois, tony and sammy jr. marjorie was a healer and graduated in the first class of nurse education at the marina adult school in 1951. she later became a licensed viewcasional nurse in 1953, with san francisco general hospital, where she eventually became the assistant director of nurses
with a career spanning 31 years marjorie is survived by her three children, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. >> clerk: thank you, mr. president. next on introduction says supervisor chan. >> thank you, madam clerk, and i too want to -- in agreement with my fellow women colleagues, thank you, supervisor melgar, for your leadership on the resolution. and thank you so much to supervisor stefani for your just passionate speech. and actually i have no more to add to that, but still nonetheless i think that it is a moment that i believe that both -- actually our female and male colleagues probably recognize in san francisco that it was really despicable what
just happened. and really great to -- and a privilege to be a co-sponsor to the resolution. colleagues, today, i am introducing a resolution calling for the creation of a beach-to-bay car-free connection in golden gate park which also urges the san francisco recreational and park department and the san francisco municipal transportation agency to create equitable access to the park. this has been a long debated issue in san francisco. not just in the last few months during the pandemic, but really for decades. we know that in golden gate park, a portion of j.f.k. drive has been closed to the public or to cars every sunday year round and saturdays from april to september. and that's been going on for quite some time. but we now know that during the pandemic we really have heard that many visit at the park on foot or by bicycle, having enjoyed this car-free space and
utilizing the full east-west road closures through the park to exercise or even to commute to work. but at the same time though, we also have heard the challenges from san francisco residents who may live in areas where transit is less reliable, or may not, you know, be able to really have the physical ability and limited by their physical ability to really visit the space and require a car to get around town. this is why we need to make equitable improvements to golden gate park. this resolution is to realize what has been put in place and to continue working together to create a car-free space in our parks. and also ensure that we are not creating barriers to access the park and the green space for low-income, disabled or limited mobility communities. so in this resolution, it also urges the rec and park to continue to have a robust public
outreach and discussion with the diverse communities who use golden gate park and improve overall access to and through the park. this resolution though also is not going to be -- it's also depending on the seqa process. i think that is a critical piece of it to make sure that we really are -- are -- that we -- that this resolution or this project is going to be, like, vetted. and this resolution also builds on the work of the san francisco county transportation authority, which, colleagues, you have also approved the study earlier this year together. and you have also provided some feedback. i really like to thank the members of this study, but also my predecessor, supervisor sandra lee fewer who actually put together the working group
to make sure that we had this study. i want to thank all of the stakeholders and that's including the museum, and the san francisco bicycle coalition and the walk s.f., just a lot of people that actually had their input. i think that is the key to solution to this problem that i really believe that has long been a technical one, and not an ideological one. and i wanted to take this opportunity if you may indulge me -- i want to give a shout out to my staff, callie grove, who really just has been working so hard. she has been so mindful about the conversation. she has been to stakeholders, all of them, in fact, you know, our planning for the richmond association, richmond rising, bicycle coalition and walk s.f., she meets with them. if not biweekly, for sure i know on a monthly basis, about all
things. and definitely including this. and, you know, we have talked to, of course, the institutions, the museum and the academy of sciences. all to say that this is really a product of a lot of people. and i think that i want to highlight one thing that i want to thank president walton for his feedback. that one of the clauses in this resolution they want to highlight for you, colleagues, is that we recognize the parking garage could also be a key to the solution. we wanted to recognize that also supervisor safai has mentioned too is that it's really about accessibility. i think that the parking garage we're going to call for a first four hours for free parking for those who live in bayview, excelsior and chinatown, recognizing that these are the communities -- the residents in these communities -- have long been neglected really to access to golden gate park. i want to highlight that for you
to really consider. i just think that this resolution is the way to frame the conversation, it's not the solution, but it's to frame the conversation of what's to come. and i really want to thank president walton and supervisor peskin for your co-sponsorship to this resolution. and i look forward to more conversation. this is not for -- this is going to be sent to a committee for more conversation, so that we can get all of the feedback. so the draft that you're seeing today or that we're introducing today -- i actually don't think that's it. i think that there's going to be a lot more feedback to come. i want to also thank the deputy city attorney anne pearson for her advice. we sort of just put this together during recess, you know, to kind of still need some of her guidance to amend some of the language to make sure that the legality of it can help us move forward for productive conversation and solution. thank you.
>> clerk: thank you, supervisor chan. supervisor haney. >> supervisor haney: thank you, madam clerk. first, i just want to thank supervisor melgar and supervisor chan and supervisor stefani and supervisor ronen for their leadership in taking a stand against the profound injustice that is taking place in the attack on our constitutional rights on women and in particular in texas. i know that your male colleagues will join you in allyship in that as well. but i just want to thank you very much for your leadership. colleagues, today, i am introducing a resolution urging the mayor to exercise her executive powers to declare the overdose crisis in san francisco a local emergency. as it threatens the lives and the welfare of our city. the local emergency would allow to implement the overdose prevention sites with the full support and backing of this board. and with thousands of the
community members and frontline workers who have advocated for years for the opening of a safe consumption site in our city. i want to thank supervisor mandelman for his c oorch-sponsorship, as well as community partners who have long been committed to this work, the safer inside coalition who reached out to our office to advocate for this resolution. and to the s.f. aids foundation, rti, and dope and glide for continuing to champ yoon this work. and i want to thank gary mccoy and the lgbt democratic club. gary went -- a hunger strike, calling for us to take this stance and i think that reached out to many of you. so i introduced this resolution on behalf of the many of you who i know have publicly committed to support this moving forward. and we have held countless hearings at this point on the overdose crisis in our city. and what has been clear in all
of these efforts is that what we are doing is not enough. the conditions on the streets have worsened and more people are overdosing and dying at a rate that has even surpassed covid deaths. overdoses are causing the deaths of two san franciscans a day on average, and taking the lives of more people than covid-19 in the last 18 months. this is despite the reported over 5,000 reversals in 2021 alone. all effective means should be deployed to prevent these deaths. what we are proposing is not a new idea. not only has it been passed in legislation by this board to authorize these sites, we have passed numerous resolutions, but a hundred overdose prevention sites now operate in over 65 cities around the world. no site has experienced an overdose death and many have transitioned thousands of people into treatment and detox services. in 2017, mayor breed and the
department of public health created a task force on addressing the epidemic and i want to really commend mayor breed for her long and consistent leadership on this issue, including on safe injection services in san francisco. the task force report concluded that opening one overdose prevention program could result in an annual net savings to the city of $3.5 million in health care costs and recommended strongly that we should open a site. we all know this is the right thing to do and we all know that this makes financial sense. we have been waiting too long and i also want to thank senator scott wiener for his leadership in sacramento, continuing to fight for this. and with this resolution and this backing, i am hopeful that we can take this next step and move forward now with this proven tool, as part of a multipronged comprehensive strategy to stop overdoses and save lives. the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor
haney. supervisor mandelman. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, madam clerk. i want to begin by saying that i am as proud today of the women of the san francisco board of supervisors as i am embarrassed by the supreme court. so thank you for bringing this resolution. and i believe that my office has already asked that i be added as a co-sponsor. i have a resolution to introduce and an in memoriam. the resolution is urging the california supreme court to restore anti-discrimination protections for lgbtq residents of long-term care facilities. in 2017, the california legislature passed california state senate bill 219, authored by senator scott wiener, which is created an lgbt seniors' bill of rights for seniors living in long-term care facilities. it protects lgbtq seniors from discrimination in such facility including refusing to use a
resident's name or pronoun. or denying a long-term care facility or transferring within a facility or to another facility based on anti-lgbtqat toes of other residents. or evicting or discharging a resident from a facility on the basis of the resident's actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or h.i.v. status. unfortunately, these are things that happen in california. in addition, the law requires that all long-term care facilities post a notice regarding the form of discrimination at the location where its current non-discrimination policies are posted. according to a 2011 study by the national senior citizens' law center, 89% of respondents believed that caretakers would discriminate against them for being lgbtq and 43% had personally witnessed or experienced mistreatment of lgbtq seniors. though california has sought to protect the rights of its senior population prior to sb-219, the state had not detailed specific
actions deemed discriminatory or made residents fully aware of their rights to hold facilities more accountable. i will note that san francisco, as is so often the case, led the way on this issue at the local level. in 25015, the board much supervisors passed an ordinance by splfers wiener and compost for discrimination against patients at long-term care facilities. and the ordinance also provided persons with the right to seek investigation and mediation by the human rights commission as well as the private right of action. unfortunately, on july 16th, 2021, the state of california third district court of appeals invalidated the provision of sb-219, requiring nursing home staff too use the correct pronouns for trans and non-binary patients, eliminating the protections for lgbtq seniors. they treated this law as singling out lgbtq people as a regulation of protected speech,
rather than conduct. the court was wrong. and in prohibiting the state from protecting lgbtq seniors from misgenderring, the court failed to acknowledge the serious harm caused by the intentional misuse of strand gender people's names and pronouns. studies of transgender and non-binary people have found that it caused great harm, with over 130 adults finding that a third of the participants saying they felt stigmatized when misgenderred and the studies published since 2009 founding that correlated how frequently with how often they were transgendered with how likely they experienced distress. the california attorney general, the california department of social services, and the california department of public health filed a petition for review before the supreme court of california. this petition urges the supreme court to restore sb-219 protections for lgbtq seniors
and other long-term care residents in facilities. this resolution would put the board of supervisors on record urging the supreme court to review this ruling and to restore all of the critical anti-harassment protections in sb-219. i want to thank the supervisors for their co-sponsorship. i also have an in memoriam. i'm asking that we adjr. teed's meeting in memory of james c.hormel who died at age 88. jim was a civil rights pioneer, the first out gay person to represent the united states as an ambassador and a lgbtq advocate. and he was born in austin, min minnesota in 1933. his grandfather founded hor mel foods in austin in 1981 and his father was the president from 1929-1954. jim grew up in austin where much of the town was employed at the
hormel meatpacking plant that his father oversaw. he got a batch loor of arts and history and met his future wife with whom he would have five children. he would go on to earn a law degree from the university of chicago law school, where he served as dean of students and the director of admissions following his graduation. jim and alice divorced in 1965 and in 1967 he came out as a gay man. in 1977, he moved to san francisco and began his many decades of work as a philanthropist and political activist. in 1981, he found the human rights campaign fund which later would become the human rights campaign of the he was an early donor to the national center for lesbian rights and the aids memorial grove and he donated $500,000 to the san francisco public library to create the lgbtqia center at the main library. he was a member of the board of directors for the san francisco chamber of commerce and the
federation for aids research and the founding director of the city club of san francisco. he was an active democratic party donor and was alternate representative of the u.s. delegation to the 51st united nations general assembly in 1976. he was also a member of the u.s. delegation for the 51st u.n. human rights commission in early 1995. in 1997, after three decades as living as an out and proud gay man, he was the first person to be nominated for an ambassadorship. he endured public opposition spearheaded by conservatives who viciously attacked him for his sexuality and his commitment to lgbtq causes and activism. undeterred he would meet with his detractors one by one but was not able to get the votes necessary for senate confirmation. in 1999, president clinton by-processed the process and named jim ambassador while congress was in recess.
he would serve in the role to december 2000. jim received many honors for his many good works. he was a pride parade grand marshal in 2005 and announced the grand chief marshall in 2010. he received the commonwealth club of san francisco for social justice award, the silver spur award for leadership from spur, and a lifetime achievement award from human rights campaign. he is survived by his five children, 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and his husband, michael. rest in power ambassador james hormel, may your memory be a blessing. the rest i submit. >> clerk: supervisor. >> i want to thank you for your powerful words about the women and girls right to choose and self-determination over their bodies. and it's a highlight from today's meeting that i'll be talking to my teenaged daughter about this evening when i get
home. so thank you. i have two items today, colleagues. first, i'm introducing a resolution calling on the department of public health to set clear standards for how health care facilities will and should support their workers in meeting the california department of public health vaccine mandate deadline of september 30th. and also calling on health care employers to follow these standards and support their workers. this vaccine mandate is essential. it's vital for all health care workers to get vaccinated to protect themselves and the public. but the standards have varied widely in how different providers are approaching this requirement. with some offering meaningful support and accommodation and providing paid time off and on-site vaccine access for testing of their workers. meanwhile, others have offered only threats of job loss, with very little accommodation or support for vaccinating their workers. while the city has our own mandate for city employees being
vaccinated, the city offers ample supports to help workers avail themselves of the vaccine and testing. when the fight against the pandemic and the latest surge requires the full attention of the health care industry, both public and private, it makes no sense that san francisco would have widely varying standards and support for workers dealing with the vaccine hesitancy or vaccine access. second, along with supervisor peskin, i'm requesting that we adjourn this meeting in memory of carl allen payne who was born on july 27, 1940 in pittsburgh and passed away on august 7th, 2021, at his home in the sunset district. as supervisor peskin so eloquently described, carl was an incredibly unique and dedicated public servant and ambassador for our city. he was also a veteran, a people person, and a musical talent. upon graduation from high school in pittsburgh, carl joined the
u.s. marine corps serving as a military policeman in japan. after he was discharged from the service at treasure island in 1962, he came to san francisco, fell in love with the city and made it his home for nearly 60 years. he joined muni to run our city's cable cars while also working as a security guard and drummer. he won the cable car bell ringing competition an incredible 10 times over a 15-year period. and at the age of 50 he joined sfpd as the oldest rookie to ever serve at the time. after he served for 23 years as a police officer, he continued his service with the city as a park ranger, often participating in special events such as outside plans and patrolling the parks. among his many civic cause was was a campaign to fund and rebuild the decripit cable car system which former mayor diane finestein recruited him to join by the time that the refurbished
system reeached, carl was a celebrity in his own right, traveling to hong kong, london, and amsterdam on city business. because he'd grown up in a household too poor to afford a car, carl developed a weakness for fancy classic cars and his first was a bentley and then he moved to a rolls-royce. his classic cars could be seen on 30th avenue regularly. he owned five at the time of his death and he showed them at classic car shows, winning awards, though not as many as he garnered for his bell ringing. and the family will keep the fleet together as the carl payne collection, eventually to tour the car show circuit. his daughter, charisse, stated that my dad used to say that there was no other city in the world like san francisco, with its character and its charm and opportunities. through all of his talents and natural skills and natural charisma he gave everything that he had to the city of san francisco. carl is survived by his two
sons, carl payne jr., and james payne, and his two daughters, kimberly goodspeed and charisse payne. mr. payne's life is legendary and he represents the best of san francisco. we are forever indebted for his service to this city. the rest i submit. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor mar. mr. president, seeing no other names on the roster, that concludes the introduction of new business. >> president walton: thank you so much, madam clerk. let's move on to public comment >> clerk: at this time the board of supervisors welcomes general public comment. the best way to provide public comment and avoid signal delay is to listen from your touch phone. you will be in sync to listen to the proceeding and provide public comment. the number is streaming on your screen and it is 1-(415)-655-0001. when you hear the prompt, enter the meeting i.d., 2491 975 9362 press pound twice. and you will have joined the meeting. you will hear the discussion,
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connie jospami. can you introduce yourself and the service that you are able to provide. >> (speaking foreign language). thank you. >> (speaking foreign language). thank you. that's all. [speaking spanish] thank you. >> clerk: thank you all three for being here this afternoon. we have 12 listeners who are in the queue and three who are prepared to speak. if you are one of the 12, and you would like to provide comment this afternoon, you must hit star, 3, soon, or otherwise
these next three callers may be the totality of public comment. we'll take them to the end. let's welcome the first caller. welcome, caller. >> caller: linda chapman -- excuse me -- again, i want to call your attention to the grove as the potential city landmark. i was recently at the hearing for landmarking the other, [indiscernible] and in our district, you know, two buildings that were -- one was proposed for landmarking by the supervisor peskin. [indiscernible] the only free meeting place, you know, that was obviously worthy of being landmarked and instead it was demolished to have condos built the same thing is happening.
in the case of the methodist church, and we took it for granted, and only discovered its importance when supervisor peskin nominated for landmarking. and then the studies came out. i would have to say in a way that was [indiscernible] i moved to nob hill at a time when it was just a glorious, unbelievable, compared to anything that i have seen first and it was really the place to go. it was the place where it was very much a gay mecca and it was kind of difficult for other people to get in. but it was one place where everybody could go, because you couldn't go to the gay bar. and in 1975, next to the old -- what we thought at the time was a trolley car but was actually a
lunch car, and next to that they had to expand by building a little dining room. it was very quaint and charming dining room. only when i saw the turnbull report on this, did i realize how really important this place is. what we thought was a trolley car was actually a lunch car which was -- >> clerk:thank you, ms. chapman i apologize to interrupt you this afternoon. we are setting the timer for two minutes. operations, let's hear from the next caller. welcome, caller. >> caller: hello, my name is [indiscernible] and i currently live in district 11, and i wanted to call in regards to the context of what net positive, actionable, um, efforts in regards to equity and the term
equity itself. so the term equity in the past eight months that i have been participating in local government related items, just like voicing my opinion, i feel like it's been used a lot loosely. and the meaning of that has been, like, just watered down quite significantly. for example, it's used as a method to justify something that kind of puts us on a positive for the whole community as a whole, like, maybe some district alone itself, you know, which i totally understand. but in regards to equity, i was hoping that, you know, when using the term just keeping in mind that when used, it should be envisioned with the equity of the whole entire s.f. city, not just particularly a neighborhood or a district. again, i totally understand that.
-- that buy in. but just having that reflection, okay, you know, what is better for s.f. city as a whole in an equitable way. and people from bayview equitably to go to oceanview, and to the people from the mission district, which i really kind of appreciate [indiscernible] thank you. have a great day and have a good evening. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, sir. all right, operations, let's welcome the next caller, please >> caller: hello, board of supervisors. my name is josh bach and i live here in san francisco. and i would like to thank you supervisors for the support for the resolution discussed earlier today about the limitation of this law. you know, imagine being confined in a cage as small as your home microwave and stuck with eight
other chickens. you can imagine a mother pig in a cage so small that she can never turn around. you imagine a baby in a cage so small that she can't turn around. this is cruel and inhumane. and beyond those humane concerns, framing animals in these small cages leads to food safety issues. that's why they need health issues, like zoonotic diseases and these animals cram together and one gets sick, they all get sick. and that's why they say that the leading risk for future global pandemics has to do with these industrial farms that confine animals in these small cages. so i want to say thank you so much. and supervisor safai was spot on that we should not have a 2002-tiered food system where people of higher income levels can have products from animals not treated cruelly, but those
of lower incomes have to have animals that are treated cruelly. and where there's food concerns and public health concerns with products for people at lower income brackets. so for all of these myriad reasons i want to thank you so much for your support. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, sir. all right, operations, let's hear from our next caller. we have 13 callers who are listening and seven who are in the queue. if you are one of the 13, you should press star 3 now. otherwise we might take this group to the end. welcome, caller. >> caller: how are you doing, board of supervisors. this is dave alexander and i live in district 1. and i work with the richmond family transportation network. and i just want to thank supervisor chan for introducing the resolution today and i look forward to reading it when it's posted online. i wanted to give a shout out to legislative aide kelly croft who
has been great to work with. and i also want to parrot the highest rate was 39%, and it's dwindled down in the 30s at this rate. so there's room. we can make it work. we have brilliant minds here in san francisco. so let's keep chipping away at it. and that is it, thank you so much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, sir. operations, let's hear from our next caller, please. all right, perhaps that's -- >> caller: hello. >> clerk: welcome, caller. >> caller: oh, hello. i oppose the new mask mandate.
i think that it is really bullshit. [indiscernible] is a faggot. >> clerk: all right, operations, let's hear from our next caller, please. >> caller: hi, supervisors. i'm calling in today to voice my strong support for keeping the great highway closed to cars for all days, not just weekends. it's a great space for people to get out and recreate, and more importantly, gets people out of their cars. and 28% of emissions come from private auto. why are we cutting muni service and expanding it in the city. and we should make sure that we're doing our best to get people out of cars and on buses and on bikes and on foot. please, please, keep the great highway closed to cars and i urge sfmta to go back to 100% of
pre-pandemic levels or more. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: yes, this is michael nasulte and i'm an advocate for the disabled and people that have to use taxis in san francisco for transportation. the board of appeals is currently reviewing [indiscernible] and i requested the board of supervisors to convene a hearing to review the medallions for taxis. the taxi medallion holders, because of the fact that the mta is currently trying to have them repossessed because of problems that are currently occurring with the medallions.
i requested the board have an appropriate -- create the legislation to assist the medallion holders and to have to have the ability to keep them. please look into this topic. thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, sir. operations, do we have another caller in the queue, please? >> caller: hello, can you hear me? >> clerk: yes, welcome. >> caller: hello? thank you. ava christiani. in 110 years that my father's family has lived and worked in san francisco, we have seen a near handful of latinos elected to the board of supervisors, despite being the most underpaid labor. and latino residents have been targeted by police and far more
severely than whites. often for political purposes. this august, several sf board of supervisors and prominent progressives weighed in on allegations of sexual assault made by a white woman against a young latina activist as if the matter had already been decided in a court of law. you might claim that you're supporting women, but it is not as a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, i take these allegations seriously, and i recognize how critical it is for the rights of all victims that they are brought forward and received in a responsible manner. that is the opposite of what happened. your comments helped ferment what became a mob against the accused, a mob consisting of white, quote, progressives who worked for non-profits and campaign and many who had been key players in last year's unproved accusations against another non-white latino political activist. this context was not reported by
the "san francisco chronicle" or mission local, all which had biased accounts of the allegations. and specifically failed to note the conflicts of interest to your funding from shelter in place philanthropy and the pro-charter school foundation, and which employed the accused's father. and it's inexcusable. i ask that you retract you're earlier comment ands make a clear statement against pre-trying any accused persons in the court of public opinion. i thank you for your time. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. all right, operations, can we hear from the next caller, please.
>> caller: basically i was a drug user and a homeless person and as a drug person and a homeless person, i rose myself up and i became a member of the community, and i became a hero and i became an icon and a legend. and i did not change anything. all of a sudden this homeless fight came along and you use terminology like homeless and referring to all homeless people. so i'm guilty of all of the trash, though i'm not, and my name has been trashed down to where i'm just a piece of trash and nobody who hasn't lived here for 15 years knows it or cares to know any different. and they call the cops on me and they're fighting me and they're doing all of this and i did not do anything to change. the descendants of those who slaughtered the native americans. let me tell you one thing, i was a farm boy when i got here, an innocent farm boy from nebraska
and you turned me into what i don't like now, which is a meth head. many who came from minnesota and michigan and from iowa, and you guys turned them into something it's not my dirty laundry. i'm just wearing the shirt. [indiscernible]. >> clerk: thank you, sir, for your comments. there are 12 listeners in the queue. if you would like to provide public comment this afternoon, you should hit star 3 now, and otherwise we'll take the next two callers to the very end. welcome, caller. >> caller: hi, board of supervisors, my name is scott feeney and i'm calling in to urge you to support car-free space on the great highway and j.f.k. and also to properly fund muni service. in july, you all unanimously passed the city's zero 80100
routes framework for environmental sustainability. the 80 in that refers to by 2030 having 80% of trips in the city made by low-carbon modes such as walking, and biking and taking transit. when that was most recently surveyed in 2019, we only had 47% of trips by low carbon load so we have a long way to go in less than nine years. and making that kind of shift, that kind of change in how we get around requires action and reopening highways and cutting transit is not the way to get there. i think that in the debate over the great highway or the great walkway, there's been a lot of rightful attention paid to how people have enjoyed it as a park, which is great. but it can't be forgotten that this is also changing the transportation network to provide a safe space for people to bike and walk.
and that's important too. we need to be making changes like that, and we need to be funding muni properly so that it doesn't have to make cuts. that's all i have to say today. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, sir. operations, let's hear from the next caller, please. >> caller: i am lisa church and i'm a resident of d3. i wanted to start by saying thank you to everyone, but particularly the women who brought up the resolution against texas sb-8. i have a lot to say about that, but i'm just very grateful that came up teed. today. i'm calling in particular to speak about in particular the great highway but also j.f.k. and what a boom those have been i was really very disappointed when the mayor and the supervisors mar, chan and melgar, reopened great highway
as you were all going on your summer recess. i feel like it was disingenuous to tie to that the school opening, as anyone who has been on the great highway knows that it's not a way that goes to the different schools. i am middle age and i have limited mobility and i come across town on muni from d3 because the great highway has become the only place in san francisco that is completely flat. it's completely protected from vehicles. it's by the ocean, there's fresh air. it just has so much potential for this city. and everything that we say that we stand for, vision zero, transit first, climate, everything. putting cars back on there goes against everything that we say that we believe in. so i am hoping that you'll take
action. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. let's hear from the next speaker, please. >> madam clerk, that completes the queue. >> clerk: thank you. mr. president? >> president walton: thank you see, madam clerk. and seeing no more public comment, public comment is now closed. madam clerk, would you please go back to item number 18. >> clerk: yes, item 18 is the expanded vote by mail for exclusively municipal elections >> president walton: thank you so much, madam clerk. supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: thank you. thank you, mr. president. after conferring with our city attorney, we've come up with the following amendment. this amendment is non-substantive. for those that want too reference it would be on page 2, line 7. at the end of that sentence we would added following language "without limiting in-person voting opportunities on or before election day."
i'd like to make a motion to submit that amendment. >> president walton: thank you so much. do we have a second? seconded by supervisor preston. madam clerk, there's a motion on the floor to amend item 18 made by supervisor safai, and seconded by supervisor peskin. >> clerk: on the motion to item 18... [roll call vote] there are 11 ayes. >> president walton: on the amended item. >> clerk: on item 18 as amended
[roll call vote] there are 11 ayes. >> president walton: thank you. this passes unanimously. madam clerk, let's go to adoption without committee reference, items 27-35. >> clerk: items 27-35 were introduced for adoption without reference to committee. the unanimous vote is required for resolutions on first reading today. alternatively a member may require a resolution to go to committee. >> president walton: colleagues, would you like to sever any items? i do see supervisor ronen? >> supervisor ronen: item 31.
>> president walton: 31. >> item 30. >> president walton: item 30. >> president walton: i don't see anyone else on the roster. i understand that no one else is on the roster. can we take the balance of the remaining items, same house, same call. and without objection, these resolutions are adopted and the motions are approved unanimously. madam clerk, can we have item number 30. >> clerk: item 30 is a resolution to urge california governor gavin newsome to extend covid-related eviction protections to december 31, 2021, or later. >> president walton: thank you so much, madam clerk. supervisor preston. >> supervisor preston: thank you, president walton, and
kathy hochul extended measures through january 15, 2022. not only will this keep vulnerable new yorkers -- [inaudible] >> supervisor preston: who need it most. there is absolutely no reason why california should not also take this sensible step. i look forward to working with colleagues in the governor's office, in the state legislature to extend eviction protections, and i want to thank my cosponsors in joining this resolution. i hope that we as san franciscans can send a clear message by unanimously passing this resolution today and urging the state government in california and extend these protections that are so desperately needed.
thank you. >> president walton: thank you so much, supervisor preston. supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: please add me as a sponsor to that. >> president walton: madam clerk, roll call vote, please. >> clerk: on item 30 -- [roll call] >> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> president walton: thank you so much, madam clerk, and without objection, this item is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call item 31. >> clerk: item 31 is a
resolution urging treasurer fiona ma and the california debt limit allocation committee, cdlac, to amend the adopted cdlac regulations immediately to address the regional inequities of the allocation system resulting in no awards to san francisco for new construction affordable housing projects. >> president walton: thank you. supervisor ronen? >> supervisor ronen: thank you, president walton.
>> supervisor safai: we didn't get any new construction funds for this year, is that correct? 'cause i know we did in 2020, for sure, under the new rules, so i'm wondering if it has something to do with the year, if it has something to do with the system. i'm in support, i'm not against this, just a point of clarification. i know in the past, they would award in a much different way, and san francisco would win, under treasurer ma, we were awarded cdlac, so i'm just wondering about the nonsupport
of this year. >> president walton: i did have some statements to make that will answer your, but let me turn to supervisor melgar. >> supervisor melgar: i just wanted to be added as a cosponsor. thank you. >> president walton: thank you, supervisor melgar. supervisor mar? >> supervisor mar: thank you, president walton. i just wanted to be added as a cosponsor, as well. >> president walton: thank you, supervisor mar. i just wanted to say the california debt allocation committee, cdlac, is currently very oversubscribed, and the only activities that received
bond allocation and tax credits are low cost and in high opportunity areas per h.c.d. and tsacs community projects. the east side of san francisco are identified as low opportunity areas, not competitive for tax exempt financing. the use of cost containment as a primary determinant of which applications for housing will receive tax exempt bond allocations will disexempt projects in san francisco. this is to urge treasurer fiona ma and cdlac to adopt the resolutions, which was resulted in no awards to san francisco for new construction affordable housing projects. it's important for job in transit rich cities like san
francisco to be able to access state resources to build affordable housing. san francisco has an explicit, dedicated, and on going commitment to invest in affordable housing for all of its recess dents, and i might add, we have certain regional bodies that increase our affordable housing. madam clerk, roll call, please, for item 31. >> clerk: on item 31 -- [roll call]
>> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> president walton: and without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. and colleagues, i did move too fast when i did same house, same call for items 27 through 29 and 37 through -- 32 through 35. we will rescind the vote on those items, and i would like to do motion for same house, same call, for 27 through 29 and 32 through 34.
motion seconded by supervisor mandelman, and i believe we can take that same house, same call. madam clerk, can you please call item 35. >> clerk: item 35, this is a motion scheduling the brs brs to sit as a committee of the whole on october 5, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., during the regular board of supervisors meeting, to hold a public hearing on the findings and recommendations from the independent review by william b. gould iv, a charles a. beardsley professor of law at stanford law school, on the city's equal employment opportunity policies of the department of human resources
equal employment opportunity division. >> president walton: colleagues, i just want to remind you that this is after a year-long process where board of supervisors and staff members received countless e-mails over e.e.o.s treatment of employees where a former manager have forged documents and lied to a black employee about their e.e.o. case, including deleting and manipulating files, dismissing lawsuits, and misrepresenting the department and the city. we're going to hear back from professor william gould. supervisor peskin called for an independent report on e.e.o. practices and ways to improve how e.e.o. cases are handled, so this report will go over
madam clerk, do we have any imperative items? >> clerk: there are none to report. >> president walton: thank you so much, and that brings us to the end of our agenda. madam clerk, would you please read today's in memoriams? >> clerk: yes. today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of mr. jack hirschman, for mr. laura mcmann, miss lauren kinkaid, and for the late marjorie louise young and [inaudible] and for the late u.s.
ambassador to luxembourg, james c.hormel, and officer carl payne. >> president walton: and thank you so much, madam clerk. to my female colleagues, i want to say i am so sorry that you have to continue to deal with the continued persecution on women. i'm talking about texas. i just want to leave us with this. in the midst of the continued fight for women's rights and equity, i read the following quote from erica jones. i hope we do not have to go back over the same territory and winning the same rights over and over again.
the battle for birth control, the parity of women's health, it's very depressing to think that you win these rights, but then, you have to win them again and again and again and fight the same battles over and over. you're not alone in this fight. in san francisco, we are definitely on the battlefield. this meeting is adjourned. [gavel]
[♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] >> so i grew up in cambridge, massachusetts and i was very fortunate to meet my future wife, now my wife while we were both attending graduate school at m.i.t., studying urban planning. so this is her hometown. so, we fell in love and moved to her city. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] >> i was introduced to this part of town while working on a campaign for gavin, who is running for mayor. i was one of the organizers out here and i met the people and i fell in love with them in the neighborhood. so it also was a place in the city that at the time that i
could afford to buy a home and i wanted to own my own home. this is where we laid down our roots like many people in this neighborhood and we started our family and this is where we are going to be. i mean we are the part of san francisco. it's the two neighborhoods with the most children under the age of 18. everybody likes to talk about how san francisco is not family-friendly, there are not a lot of children and families. we have predominately single family homes. as i said, people move here to buy their first home, maybe with multiple family members or multiple families in the same home and they laid down their roots. [♪♪♪] >> it's different because again, we have little small storefronts.
we don't have light industrial space or space where you can build high-rises or large office buildings. so the tech boom will never hit our neighborhood in that way when it comes to jobs. >> turkey, cheddar, avocado, lettuce and mayo, and little bit of mustard. that's my usual. >> mike is the owner, born and bred in the neighborhood. he worked in the drugstore forever. he saved his money and opened up his own spot. we're always going to support home grown businesses and he spent generations living in this part of town, focusing on the family, and the vibe is great and people feel at home. it's like a little community gathering spot.
>> this is the part of the city with a small town feel. a lot of mom and pop businesses, a lot of family run businesses. there is a conversation on whether starbucks would come in. i think there are some people that would embrace that. i think there are others that would prefer that not to be. i think we moved beyond that conversation. i think where we are now, we really want to enhance and embrace and encourage the businesses and small businesses that we have here. in fact, it's more of a mom and pop style business. i think at the end of the day, what we're really trying to do is encourage and embrace the diversity and enhance that diversity of businesses we already have. we're the only supervisor in the city that has a permanent district office. a lot of folks use cafes or use
offices or different places, but i want out and was able to raise money and open up a spot that we could pay for. i'm very fortunate to have that. >> hi, good to see you. just wanted to say hi, hi to the owner, see how he's doing. everything okay? >> yeah. >> good. >> we spend the entire day in the district so we can talk to constituents and talk to small businesses. we put money in the budget so you guys could be out here. this is like a commercial corridor, so they focus on cleaning the streets and it made a significant impact as you can see. what an improvement it has made to have you guys out here. >> for sure. >> we have a significantly
diverse neighborhood and population. so i think that's the richness of the mission and it always has been. it's what made me fall in love with this neighborhood and why i love it so much. >> how i really started my advocacy was through my own personal experiences with discrimination as a trans person. and when i came out as trans, you know, i experienced discrimination in the workplace. they refused to let me use the women's bathroom and fired me. there were so many barriers that other trans folks had in the workplace. and so when i finished college, i moved out to san francisco in the hopes of finding a safer
community. >> and also, i want to recognize our amazing trans advisory committee who advises our office as well as the mayor, so our transadvisory community members, if they could raise their hands and you could give a little love to them. [applause] >> thank you so much for your help. my leadership here at the office is engaging the mayor and leadership with our lgbt community. we also get to support, like, local policy and make sure that that is implemented, from all-gender bathrooms to making
sure that there's lgbt data collection across the city. get to do a lot of great events in trans awareness month. >> transgender people really need representation in politics of all kinds, and i'm so grateful for clair farley because she represents us so intelligently. >> i would like to take a moment of silence to honor all those folks that nicky mentioned that we've lost this year. >> i came out when i was 18 as trans and grew up as gay in missoula, montana. so as you can imagine, it wasn't the safest environment for lgbt folks. i had a pretty supportive family. i have an identical twin, and
so we really were able to support each other. once i moved away from home and started college, i was really able to recognize my own value and what i had to offer, and i think that for me was one of the biggest challenges is kind of facing so many barriers, even with all the privilege and access that i had. it was how can i make sure that i transform those challenges into really helping other people. we're celebrating transgender awareness month, and within that, we recognize transgender day of remembrance, which is a memorial of those that we have lost due to transgender violence, which within the last year, 2019, we've lost 22 transgender folks. think all but one are transgender women of color who have been murdered across the country. i think it's important because
we get to lift up their stories, and bring attention to the attacks and violence that are still taking place. we push back against washington. that kind of impact is starting to impact trans black folks, so it's important for our office to advocate and recognize, and come together and really remember our strength and resilience. as the only acting director of a city department in the country, i feel like there's a lot of pressure, but working through my own challenges and barriers and even my own self-doubt, i think i've been try to remember that the action
is about helping our community, whether that's making sure the community is housed, making sure they have access to health care, and using kind of my access and privilege to make change. >> i would like to say something about clair farley. she has really inspired me. i was a nurse and became disabled. before i transitioned and after i transitioned, i didn't know what i wanted to do. i'm back at college, and clair farley has really impressed on me to have a voice and to have agency, you have to have an education. >> mayor breed has led this effort. she made a $2.3 million investment into trans homes, and she spear headed this effort in partnership with my office and tony, and we're so proud to have a mayor who continues to commit and really make sure that everyone in this city can thrive. >> our community has the most
resources, and i'm very happy to be here and to have a place finally to call home. thank you. [applause] >> one, two, three. [applause] >> even in those moments when i do feel kind of alone or unseen or doubt myself, i take a look at the community and the power of the supportive allies that are at the table that really help me to push past that. being yourself, it's the word of wisdom i would give anyone. surely be patient with yourself and your dream. knowing that love, you may not always feel that from your family around you, but you can