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the project or advancing the appeal of the final mitigated negative declaration. speakers will have up to two minutes to provide their testimony. i will state the telephone number streaming on your screen is 415-655-0001. when you hear the prompt enter the meeting id 2488 489 6769. press pound, poundyou will be muted in the listening to . just make sure you're going to press star 3 when it's your turn. the system will prompt you. listen carefully for you to be on unit. let's hear from our first caller. we have i believe it's three colors in the queue and 23
colors while listening. if you're one of the 23 and you haven't pressed star 3 it's time todo so otherwise we may make this to the end. welcome caller . >> caller: can you hear me? >> clerk: yes we can, welcome. >> caller: board of supervisors. my name is mark sue penske and i have been a resident of san francisco in this area for quitea long time and i watched the austin be built and i want to say i am wholeheartedly in support of this project . this unfortunately seemslike a great and blatant abuse of the sequin act by the residents of the austin . these people have been sold for about $1200-$300per square foot on their apartments but now may lose of you and that is what this really is about . i wish that the supervisors
spoke in support of this project. this project will provide much-needed middle-classhousing which we don't hear about in the city but we need badly . and lastly i do want to provide a summary if the supervisors have had time to read all the statements that the austin owners have provided. a lot oftheir statements i can summarize quickly . a lot of them are all around hitting pedestrians and their access because there will be more people behind around and i'd like to remind them that this is a city with big transit orientation so i hope they decide to take muni more often rather than worrying about where they can park their car and also the light designation obviously does not hold up any scientific evidence as already brought forward by the people so thank you so much for your time and i hopethat we can have
more housing and think about the 21 families who will want to live here in the city . >> clerk: thank youfor your testimony.let's hear from our next caller . welcome caller. >> caller: this is off the, my apologies. i inadvertently chimed in on the previous matter incorrectly.i'm a san francisco resident in support of the project and oppose the appeal. as i talk i am looking at a street view, google street view of the grubstake. this tiny narrow building sandwiched between two buildings including austin which towers over the grubstake. it's a high-rise buildingwhich is somewhat ironic . that we're going through this exercise. regardless the shadows have been analyzed by theexperts , the planning commissionhas approved the project .
the project sponsors have painstakingly worked on their project for the past six years and i would encourage the supervisors to kind of allow the project sponsors to realize their wonderful vision which includes saving the grub state. i'd also like to add that the austin residents are on notice that one day grubstake could be developed like their own high-rise projects and that there could be impacts tothe quality of light and air . although as previously stated that issue was probably previously addressed and lastly i understand that the project sponsors are including lights and taking measures to mitigate the impacts on their neighbors.
so i would encourage the board of supervisors to allow this project to go forward. i mean, we need housing. housing, housing. please support this project. >> thank you for your testimony. all rights, operations let's hear from our next caller. we have six callers in the queue and 24 are listening and if you'd like to provide testimony in support of the project or against the appeal now is the opportunity todo so. press star three if you haven't already to indicate you wish to speak . next caller please. >> my name is allegra berrios and i'm wholly in favor of the grub state diner not only in terms of the san francisco community but the lgbtq+ committee and i'm pleased to express the support for the rebuilding of this. with a worked tirelessly to express the neighbors concerns
including having anice light analysis prepared for the project . despite this effort some have continued their years long abuse of the land use entitlement project and really the residents of the neighboring condominiums have tried every way possible to file appeals to various aspects of the project and its unfortunate that all owners were required to sign disclosures stating the grub state plans were developed and that the light air and views in the building were where the light will exist with impacted. the grub state team has made every possible attempt to address any issues and we really amongst the community want to support the grubstake in any way possible. let's go forward 's thank you for your testimony
operations let's hear from our next caller please . welcome caller. all right, that's perhaps an unattended line. let's go to our please . >> i'm david gammel, a proud novel resident living one block down from the grubstake. i spent many a night frequenting our fine establishment on street. always looking for a decent patty melt at ungodly hours an always thankful for a place like it . i'm a little bit puzzled at the applicants expressing concern for preservation by asking there to be the complete opposite of what it needs to continue on. what's more and what i think is
very important is that the project is passed to or otherwise restricted housing supply. all the while just allowing more neighbors to come frequent and support localbusinesses like grubstake . the ones that keep our neighborhood vibrant and interesting. i want to be as sympathetic as possible to those fearing the catastrophic loss of life but it just seems hardly an indication that this is any different from a normal and reasonably decent development citywide. if the health effects were as bad as they suggested i feel like our streets would otherwise be filled with pale week individuals withbroken bones dying of vitamin d deficiency . in some , the project is completely sensible and practical on all fronts. i'm so happy we can bring in more neighbors while maintaining these land marks of
the lgbtq+ culture so please support this project and thank you for your time .>> clerk: thank you for your patience. all right, we have six callers in the queue who are ready to provide testimony in support of the project or against the appeal. let's hear from our next calle . >> caller: my name is jonathan, a resident of districts 2 and i'm a neighbor. i strongly support these developments that goes along with the grubstake.the board of supervisors should prioritize the provisional new housing over any concerns from neighboring residents about their property values and i think we are in a dire housing crisis in the city of san francisco and the bay area in general and this housing is in a highly transit area so i strongly support the project.
>>. >> clerk: thank you for your patience. let's see, operations. let's hear from our next calle . let's go to the next one. welcome caller. >> caller: thank you. my name is gary and i'm in support of the grubstake project .the apartment complex was built after the design and plans for the grubstake were presented to them. they knewwhat was going to happen . as far as the air circulation is concerned the building doesn't get verymuch life as it is . they're doing everything they could do to accommodate them in
every single way to support what theyneed . there's air circulation and the whole bit . we're doing a frivolous lawsuit and they keep coming up with frivolous lawsuits to stop construction of the grubstake. it will provide housing of21 families . that is something that's very necessary in this area. the grubstake has been here a long time. construction will not affect that building in any way to the point where it's going to be detrimental to any of the residents of the austin comple . i support the grubstake project completely and it will provide 21 with housing and help with the continuation of the grubstake which isa popular restaurant for every neighborhood . it's going to provide 21 more families which will help the economy and all the small businesses . you have more families coming in and out to support all their stores in the area.
i support the grubstake. right now the austin is in the middle ofa lawsuit and it should be eliminated . the city should go home with their projects and support the grubstake in every way. >> clerk: thank you for your testimony and thank you for your patience thisevening. do we have another caller and that you ? >> caller: i'm calling to support the project. i believe it's been made clear by the project monsters testimony and legal defense that that site is entitled to construct what it plans to build. and furthermore, the owners of the units within the austin were made visibly aware of the potential change in their
surrounding environment when they purchased. it strikes me as being disingenuous to move in and purchase a unit knowing that the environment around you may very well change and then to come back after the fact and prevent other people who may very well enjoy living in the city to have the liberty to do so. i think the city is about sandwiches. it's aboutlate-night diners . it's about spectrums across the economic horizon and building more housing allows for the many different types of socioeconomic diversity and
unfortunately san francisco teams to the dismissing over and over again. i amsupporting the project . >> clerk: thank you for your testimonyoperations, do we have another caller in the queue ? >> caller: i am a neighbor in the area and iwanted to support the project . >> clerk: thank you for your testimony. operations, let's hear from another caller . >> caller: can you hear me? >> clerk: yes we can, welcome. >> caller: unfortunately i was on an unattended line earlier, i apologize. i wanted to call in to provide
support for the project as it's been proposed and i wanted to add. [inaudible] the proper transit was held up again by another building . it did not diminish the health or safety. it was just a necessaryfact of living in the city that provides good housing for lots of different people . i just wanted to thank you all foryour time and thank you for the opportunity to speak . >> clerk: we have 26 listeners and if you're one of 26 and you'd like to provide testimony on behalf of the project sponsor or against the appeal press star 3 if you haven't already. we have a handfulof colors . operations, let'shear from our
next caller . >> caller: i'm jessica. i work at an office nearby the grubstake and i think the project should be approved so that they can continue to live on for more generations for people in the community and provide housing and affordable housing or the community as well . >> clerk: thank you for your testimony. operations, do we have another caller in the queue ? thank you for circling back to the unattendedline from earlier .welcome caller. operations, perhaps that line is stillunattended . >> caller: hello. >> clerk: welcome sir. >> caller: i wasn't sure if i
was on an unattended line or not. my name is mike chen taking and a speaker capacity. i live two blocks away from this project at franklin and pine and i'm also a member on the alice b toklas lgbtq+ club and had interest in this project. actually i don't know if the board made that statement but there have" from a bay area reporter who asked that she said they had a long history with theproject . the district talked about how there are people who have had a long history of activism and the people who have spent time at the diner in virginia and activists who talked about the history of how political columnist harvey milk and supervisors and political folks . it would be great to keep this
project going, to give the diner a new lease on life and continue making history and connectthe past and present . so i urge the supervisors to deny the appeal and allow this project to go forward. >> clerk: thankyou for your testimony. let's hear from our next caller please . >> caller: my name is jonathan and ilive in san francisco for 30years . you for this opportunity to speak . did jimmy conscious say he started getting this project in 2015? every day we read about another person caught up in red tape and eventually giving up on a valid project that they've spent timeand money attempting to complete . in the case of this proposal,
the owner has followed every legal and ethicalguideline to preserve this historic and iconic business while adding needed and desirable housing . claire is our commitment to reusing red tape where is our commitment to preserving a well presented project ?this project that could have ran years ago welcomed new residence and cut the ribbon on the rejuvenated grubstake and it's about and up in the dustbin because ofa handful of disgruntled neighbors . as our elected members don't let this happen, denied once andfor all this ongoing appeal and join me in the near future for a late night dinner at the new improved grubstake . >> clerk: thank you for your testimony miss sachet. do we haveanother caller in the queue ? >> caller: my name is janet and i used to work in the vicinity of 1525 pine street.
i'm calling to support the rebuilding of grubstake and also the construction of the 21 unit condo project. i am just not understanding the purpose of this appeal since the owners of the austin for required to sign three disclosures. stating that the site of the grubstake would be developed and that light and views in the eastern side of the building wouldbe impacted . it's just seems to me that the san francisco business was with such a history like the grubstake and construction for middle income housing should be able to move forward. thank you for listening. >> thank you for your testimony. all right operations, do we have another caller in the queue. there are 24 listeners and if you like to provide testimony on in support of the project for against the appeal please
press now if you haven't already otherwisewe will take this last three callers to the very end. welcome caller . >> hello. thank you for your time this evening. i'm calling to support this project. wholeheartedly. and you know, just stepping back from this and looking at the situation i think anybody who doesn't live in san francisco would look at this and be like look at those absolutely wacky people and i understand that like there are reasons that we do this and it is important to go through it but also does feel only to have had i think this is like the third or fourth time that wehad to call on the whole afternoon supporting things .and i just really think it's time to say the people at the planning department have done a great job. they do this all the time. there's no reason to give this
appeal the time of day and it's timeto move the project forward . thank you very much for your time. >> clerk: thankyou for your testimony. operations we have another caller in the queue . >> good afternoon supervisors and thank you forworking so late. my name is gary virginia for those who may not know me . i'm a reference resident of district 8 since 1987. on the past president for two years of san francisco pride and the task president of positive resource center known as the rc and the year-round activist and fundraiser in the community. in preparation for this appeal during and for the record i submitted to you on october 1 copies of 220 letters and two petitions worth over 200 signatures in support of the pine street development project . on september 27 i helped
organize the community rally at the lgbtq+ community leaders in front of the diner with about 30 supporters written a broad-based support of the rally was reported on by more than a dozen local and regional tv and radio stations and print and let electronic media. sadly the very few minority condo owners with deep pockets can keep trying anything to stop this project have characterized our support as a quote sideshow or frivolous because we are members of the lgbtq+ community that includes leaders from theleather, drag , transgender andlifestyle communities . this is not a circus. we are major players in business, philanthropy, artsand culture, india and civic life in our diverse city . we understand all these issues or processes and what it takes to fund the completerestaurant rebuild and build housing as a formula for long-term
profitability . i'll cut to the chase and say we've lost sparky steiner, the gangway bark, and other clear bars and restaurants catering to us in the light knife when julie and broomstick has been a safe haven and will be rebuilt as one. we've been working for six years with jimmy costa in good faith to get this project rolling and wereally want you to please deny this appeal and . >> thank you for your testimony. my apologies. i have to interruptand speakers, we are setting the timer for two minutes so thank you . let's see here. operations do we have another caller? all right. perhaps that's an unintended line. welcome caller. >> my name is anastasia and i approve of the grubstake diner and also for the housing.
middle-class housing is necessary here in san francisco . and i just wanted to let them say that i doapprove of the appeal . >> clerk: thank you for your testimonythis evening . operations. another caller in the queue please. all right. another caller in the queue operations . >> there are no further colors in the queue. >>mister president . >> you for everyone who called in with public comment and seeing no more public comments public comment is now closed . lastly we will invite the appellant topresent a rebuttal argument and we will have up to
three minutes to present your rebuttal . >> caller: this is david again. the project that was originally proposed in 2017 was 65 feet and only 15 units. i have to assumewhen they submitted it but it was feasible at that time . with the planning department recommended it take to stories and all the city got was another six units but it was six units no more bmrunits on site . i also want to point out that the project when it was initially heard theplanning commission was denied . the motion was made to approve it and that failed 4 to 3. it was the commissioner then spoke
extensively about how work should be done to espy the concerns about the shadows and light on the adjacent building . no comedic asian ever took place the tween the austin tenets and the grubstake project sponsor during that time so the shadows study was presented as fate a complete. then without any consultants as well these lights appeared. now that commission for the lights was opposed in the conditional usemotion. there's no details on how that's going to be imposed. how long the lights will be on, how they will be maintained. soas to how meaningful that is is really a question . so i should talk more a little
bit about the historic preservation issues of this . supervisor peskin knows i'm no stranger to historic preservation issues. he and i have been on both sides of the issue and in my circumstances i have seen where salvage materials were required to be identified conditions so we have the two most significant ways to guarantee the grubstake is done the way people believe it will be his through the mitigation measures and even in the innate debt and secondly with conditions a in the attachment to the senior motion. the fact that there in exhibit b is significant but again, it's not as definitive as i even complemented in my original point that i thought the issues that the design was good. i finally want to say there is a requirement that any
significant environmental effects and a further environmental review is required if there are substantial adverseeffects on human beings . it doesn't say where those are. it doesn't say who they are or how many thereshould be . itjust says human beings . thank you. >> president: i want to thank everyone who participated in this hearing andthis public hearing has been held and is now filed . as previously discussed we will now consider whether to confirm or conditionally reverse the approval for the final mitigated negative declaration as at 1525 pine street. supervisor peskin. >> thank you president walton and thank you to all of the speakers and presenters on both sides of this matter as well as the planning department and
their presentation.i think after having read three letters on behalf of the appellants from august september and october for mister sen,. that there's only one tolerable argumentand that's the argument that i asked the planning department questions about . i think the planning department is correct clearly relative to issues around humility of impacts. shadow impacts, wind impacts and all that is asked and answered in the appeal. the response to the appeal and final mitigated declaration so the only culpable argument is the argument about the demolition and whether that's a significant impact that would require an eir or not. i while i disagree with some of the arguments about how the department comes up with the
standard. i think everybody in this room would agree that if you were to get down 40 percent of the dog patches historic district for the blue street college row or the grub hill historical district you name it that certainly would be an impact of historicalcircumstance but this one is unique . and i think that the arguments work with regard to this particular edifice not being individually eligible are indeed compelling. i think that if we were to do this in the physical and not cultural context it would be entirely different argument about compatibility. i don't think that argument exists here because of the nature of the history see of it
and indeed i think that even though they are not mitigation measures in the final mitigated litigation that are actually in essence conditions to conditional use and that is the incorporation and salvaging and reinstallation's of part of the existing facility whether it's the mural and wood framing. the red vinyl seating. the replication of the fagade. all of that is set to work on the documents for us. so the thing i think is very important to hear and this is a comment to planning and the project sponsor is that we should expect no deviation from exhibit b and the incorporation
of those elements and you know, strict adherence to what's bee represented in the plans. i think that is important . with that i would move item 52 to affirm the final mitigated negative declaration and table items 53 and 54. >> thank you so much supervisor, is there a second. seconded by supervisor madeleine. on the motion to approve, item 52 table items 53 and 54. >> on the motion to table items 53 and 54 and approve item 52 provider stephanie. [roll call vote]
page 10, lines 7 through nine. changing the language to state that the ordinance is operative 90 days after the effective date versus december 1. and i would like to move for acceptance of that nonsubstantiveamendment. seconded by supervisor preston . madame clerk on the motion . >> on the amendment toitem 240 . [roll call vote] >> president: motion to approve the amendment for item 40 is approved unanimously and i will
leave. we can take this item to call and without objection the amended item ispassed on first reading . madame clerk, i believe we are now back to roll call. >> class we left off to introduce the business of supervisor mar. >> i havefour items to announce today . i'm calling for a hearing on the city's progress towards meeting the housing needs of our workforce and i want to thank supervisor melgar for cosponsoring working people are facing a crisis of housing affordability and a lack of affordable housing and instability caused by gentrification. this especially in light of significant job changes and workfrom home impacts on wages in low-wage jobs due to the pandemic. and as our city recovers , it would be an opportune time to revisit how san francisco is
faring in terms ofproviding housing prices affordable to the workers across industries and employment sectors. to make our economy work . in 2019 we passed an ordinance calling for an annual job housing report by the planning department and commissioned a bla report on job housing fits for such fees to look at the issue of creating housing to meet the needs of our workforce . we have not yet received these reports so today and also submitting a letter of inquiry to the planning director to inquire about their status and requesting the planning director to report the hearing . meanwhile the work cannot wait as low to middle income workers continue to be displaced and forced to commute to their jobs in our city fromgreater distances in the bay area and even central valley . the hearing will include a presentation on a new joint report . housing our workers getting to jobs housing fit for the san francisco labor council jobs for justice and the council of community housing organizations and the report will be released
later thismonth . the pandemic has exercised the importance of the relationship between the central workers and safe housing and it's incumbent on us as a city to plan for development thatsupport our needs for public investment , appropriateregulation and equitable land-use policies and i hope to engage all of you in these conversations . secondly , in anticipation of veterans day and the month of november i'm introducing two ordinances to recognize and pay respect to our veterans by expanding access to affordable housing and providing fee waivers andreductions for veterans at facilities on city park properties . the first piece of this legislative package puts our city on a path to creating a new affordable housing priority for veterans who qualify for existing affordable housing preferences under administrative code and i want to thank supervisor stefani for your cosponsorship.
there are 20,000 veterans who have made personal and per fractional sacrifices to serve our state and country and such sacrifices make veterans deserving of consideration for targeted public support and preference. yet veterans face many challenges when they come home andbegin their reintegration back into our community . housing andemployment are cornerstones of societal reintegration and are necessary to support our veterans . that many veterans have slipped into poverty and are at risk of homelessness through either affordable housing or employment is not available. the 2019 count identified 600 veterans in our city amounting to nine percent of the total count and of the chronically homeless veterans 84 percent were people of color. in addition in 2017 study by the university of southern california san francisco veterans over 40 percent of
post 9/11 veterans in the city reported being homeless and 40 percent of post 9/11 veterans in the city reported concerns about having housing in the next two months. in additionally i just additional housing programs for parents such as public housing are only available to veterans earning up to 50 percent of ami and many veterans with an income up to 50 percent afi who are not eligible for housing are still rent burdens are and are at risk. prioritizing eligible veterans who qualify for housing preference will support low income veterans transitioning to stable housing and mitigate the risk of homelessness by veterans in ourcity . the second ordinance regarding veterans would demonstrate our city's appreciation for veterans by providing free
admission or discounts to certain park andrec facilities including free admission to th japanese tea garden , the conservatory of flowers , swimming pools and botanical gardens and i want to thank my supervisors stefani, melgar and safai and want to thank the ad hoc community affairs commission and veteran leaders from groups like disabled american veterans and legislative aide alan welch for his piece work on these pieces of legislation. i want to ensure we are paying respect to our veterans as we approachveterans day . >> thank you supervisor mar supervisor melgar .>> in memoriam i would like colleagues as we close this
meeting in memory of a longtime activist in west portal, henry doyle. he passed away peacefully september 22, 2021 surrounded by her kids at the age of 96. she lived through the great depression, world war ii, civil rights movement and most recently the covid pandemic. she raised five kids in westport. while working full-time at at&t. it was after her retirement that she became an active participant in politics. he fought hard against the development of luxury homes and open space in the neighborhood and picked up how to navigate city politics. through her experience she was able to launch a series of successful efforts to fight
blockbuster video opening in west portal and protect existing small business owners and and the character of our charming commercial corridor. we spent a lot of her free time archiving historical documents and would later writearticles for the local neighborhood newspaper. the west portal monthly . she poured her love into special features profiling stories of local merchants and their journeys. ray leaves behind forchildren, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren . ray was one of those rare people who cultivated multi generationalfriendships and touched people from all walks of life with her kindness and generosity . she is missed but not forgotten. >> thank you supervisor melgar. supervisor peskin. >> i'll try tocompact this as much as i can given the late hour but i have a number of items i would like to . first after ayear of iterative tinkering , i am introducing
legislation today and want to thank my cosponsors supervisors chan, ronen and preston for what we call tenants right to organize. inessence, being able to have a union at home in your apartment building . it's no secret as we hear every week that in the city and across the state and country renters are facing a period of particularly unprecedented uncertainty but some of the trends that have informedthis particular piece of legislation existed long before the pandemic . as a matter of fact in 2004 when the golden gateway which i think is the largest single residential complex in the city
with 1200 units were not allowing the tenants organization there to distribute literature. i introducedlegislation and the board passed legislation that gave tenants that right . and in many ways this is an expansion of that. it would allow 50 percent +1 of the tenants in an apartment building to establish a tenants association in buildings of at least five units or more and create a framework for effective communications between landlords and tenants associations. it is i think you all hopefully agree and elegant but simple and somewhat profound idea that we've ripped off from the house oflabor that's been doing this for 100 years between employee
orders andemployees . a lot more to say about that . i really want to thank my staff lee hefner, the housing rights committee, sanfrancisco tenants union . the rent board particularly soon to be retired director collins for all his help as well as his staff, the deputy attorney and a host of labor organizations that have been helpful, insightful and supportive ranging from the united educators to ask me to the national union of healthcare workers, jobs with justiceand spi due 10 to 1 . and lee hefner did a great job on this. second i'm introducing legislation that will modify the food delivery service caps that this board unanimously passed earlier this year. to establish aseparate fee structure for nondelivery services . this improvement and addition of the earlier legislation has been the subject of discussion
with the restaurant industryand our partners there . and it was something that we were preparing to introduce a few months ago before door and groundhog made the regrettable decision to file suit against thecity and county derailing progress on this project but despite all of that , believe it or not my office has found helpful but partner in huber surprisingly.to have made the more mature decision to avoid litigation and instead are working in good faith on the policy that i am bringing forward and was bringing forward before. finally, colleagues in conjunction with president walton and a number of the you, to hearing requests on the day where more charges have been leveled against a former city department head. mister kelly and implicate a former commissioner mister mattress and the board of
supervisors i think has an important role toplay here . a role of unlimited inquiry. of unbiased and impartial investigation. and to that end, given the recent allegations that were set forth over the last i guess today wouldbe day three . mission local having to do with mister o'riordan, the acting or interim head of the department of building inspection which i think you are all colleagues in receipt of his email adamantly refuting those in and asking for an investigation by the city attorney. i think we have questions to ask there and i want to in addition to present walton and acknowledged supervisors ronan,
chan, preston, mark and melgar who have signed on as close cosponsors of that again unbiased and impartial hearing and then finally given the allegations in mission local this morning, another exercise of the boards unlimited power of inquiry and the pursuit of the information on the alleged failure to disclose conflicts of interest in the action of board of appeals member mister honda. again i think there are questions to be asked and we will ask the city attorney has done take these questions to wherever they lead . i think the board has duty in this case particularly in so far as thatindividual is aboard appointments . and again, impartial and
unbiased and the rest not on clerk i will submit. >> thank you supervisor. supervisor ronan. >> i have a few items today as well. first i mentioned introducing a resolution encouraging the san francisco superior court to prioritize the assignment of criminal trials and safely open more courtrooms to ensure the speedy trial rights of both defendants and victims are accountable to our san francisco criminal justice system is broken. over the past 19 months our courts have failed to adhere to one of our most important constitutional rights that the swift and fair justice. during this time the court has hidden behind a guise of good costs seeing the pandemic is a reason to continue cases ask their statutory deadline and keep people in custody.
in san francisco it's vaccination rates and the easing of restrictions suchas official distancing and indoor activities. the court can no longer use these to delay cases . continuing cases under the fagade of good cause have detrimental effects to the defendants and victims alike. allowing a person to be caged for extended period when they've not been convicted of a crime is contrary to one of our nation's most basic principles that a person is innocent until proven guilty. victims have a right to a speedy trial. witness memoriescan be lost in the victim may continue to experience emotional distress to talk of closure.in san francisco people can get a haircut , meet friends indoors fordinner or visit their district supervisor at city hall but if a person would like to invoke their right to a speedy trial the court tells them to wait . today we have a backlog of 437
felony cases of which 248 defendants are in custody past their statutorydeadlines. the administration of justice cannot come to a standstill . this urges the court to open departments for trial and use departments they have exclusively for criminal trial. in addition to the resolution i'm calling a hearingso that we can hear directly from the district attorney and public defender , superior court and sheriffs department to find solutions so that we can reopen the courts to criminal trials in a timely manner. second colleagues today introducing ordinance reappropriated $121,365 in infrastructure funding thorough and complete exploration of k-8 communities and what needs to be repaired. a few weeks ago i held at hearing at the young adults committee on the conditions of school facilities.
for years bb hm faculty and parents filed complaints regarding exposed radiators, rodent infestations, temperatures reaching 90 degrees in december, hauling ceiling tiles, faulty wiring and more. in 2020 into separate reports as f usd rated buena vista facilities in good repair and clean space and functional despite what students and faculty faced every day yet after that rating three major life-threatening incidents happened this year alone including a dangerous gas leak that went unchecked for a week and which sf usd facilitieshad originally dismissed as the smell of dead rodents . and a student who was electrocuted and sent to the emergency room. one of bb hm community demands is to have school facilities
assessed by a non- sf usd inspector. clearly the inspectors are finding these conditions in goodrepair and we need someone from outside to do this . i have to public works to facilitate this assessment through a third-party vendor and am redirecting money from the school year 2019 20 citywide spending plan that was slated to the planning and outreaching for land use and transportation improvements on and around allegheny market in my district. the project is on extended pause because of the pandemic leaving these funds unspent and there'spotential for future major sfp infrastructure projects along allegheny so other improvements may bring their own resources . works has estimated the cost of this facility in the range of 140,000. we are working with the controller and departments now to unencumbered the remaining 90,000 in committee but i
wanted to get it going as soon as possible and i wanted to thank school board member matt alexander and the entire bbhm community for making their voices heard and for addressing this issue in aserious way for the first time in years . i also want to thank our early cosponsor supervisor melgar, safai and walton. thank you so much and finally it is with great sadness that i am sharing today in memoriam of valerie suzuki who passed away at home on september 25 surrounded by herfamily and two beloved dogs . valerie was a fierce lawyer who dedicated her life to pursuing justice of the most vulnerable immigrants. he dedicated the latter part of
her career to mentorship and training new immigrant advocates. valerie had bravely battled breast cancer since 2014 and despite illness and grueling treatments she remained a fierce advocate sharing her vast knowledge with others as she built and strengthened the immigration bar. valerie's impact on the community and contained immigrantrepresentation space in california was in its period in 2017 valerie was the founding lead attorney for the northern california collaborative for immigrant justice at the justice university center .when nci j brought in its reach to become the statewide collaborative for immigrant justice valerie became its first legal director. valerie remained part ofthe cci j family as a board member transitioning to independent nonprofit status . in june 2020 valerie took on a new role as a special project attorney immigrant legal
resource center where she met implementationfor the first cohort of california immigrant justice fellowship . she was also a pro bono attorney for her last client client who describes her as a first person to see something in him and someone who always treated him like family. valerie practiced nightingale from 2011 to 2019 and started her law career at northwest immigrant range project from 2007 to 2011. a group of friends and colleagues shared with valerie prior to her passing that the fund would be established in her honor to advance the development of more fierce immigration lawyerslike her and that has beenestablished as the valerie zug andmemorial fellowship . please send condolences to her friends, colleagues and the community who depended on her . may you rest in peace and power valerie . >> supervisor bbhm.
>> supervisor safai. >> today i have introduced two resolutions. my first resolution is proclaiming the month of october children's environmentalhealth month. many of our current environmental laws and regulations are failing to protect our children . i'mgoing to name a couple of statistics i think are important . over 200 million pounds of pesticides active ingredients are applied in california each year . over 400,000californians are hospitalized for asthma each year . most children and disproportionately african-american. pesticideexposures are associated with behavioral problems, anxiety,depression, adhd decreased ability to regulate emotions . communities do not have the right to know when pesticides are being sprayed intheir
neighborhoods . and there is no regulation regarding how closea fossil fuel drill site can be placed in proximity to a children's house , bedroom, day care or school . the month of october isthe month for us to consider the necessary shift that must occur for california's children to be better protected from potentially toxic chemicals and from the effects of climate change . and obviously wewant a better and healthier future for our children so therefore i'd like to join the house of representatives in declaring october children'senvironmental health month . my second and final resolution is honoring a filipino heritage month . as a proud supervisor of district 11 and home of the excelsior neighborhood our mission and other neighborhoods on lakeview which has the largestfilipino populationin the city in terms of numbers . not necessarily the cultural home as south market is . supervisor haney and i always have this conversation but i'm pleased to recognize october as
filipino heritage month. since the 70s and 80s the excelsior neighborhood and even before that in the 60s as and still remains to be a attractive location for filipino families who purchased their home and often their first home to start businesses. the filipino communities presence is strong in my district and it's been an honor to put forth this resolution and i like to thank my cosponsor to provides or haney and the entireboard of supervisors . peskin, mar, melgar, stefani, ronen and mandelman. i'll have somemore words when the resolution comes forth . the rest i submit. >> supervisor haney you asked to be re-referred. >> i have a few items and i
will get to them as quickly as possible. i'm calling a hearing on the budget and appropriations committees 21 to 22 spending plan foressential human services . the department ofpublic health and homelessness and supportive housing , mayors office of housing and community development and open awb. the hearing designed to clarify how major city departments are clarifying voter approved spending as it gets specific questions answered about budget allocations in the city's homeless response system. i know you remember it was only just a few months ago that we approved our budget for the year but there are already questions about how this spending is going, whether we're getting the dollars where they should be and how we can make sure that these funds are spent as effectively and efficiently as possible. i'm alsoannouncing a piece of legislation that i asked the city attorneys to draft . we as you all are aware have
certain laws that require zoning changes to be made. some changes of use if we are changing from a hotel to housing and we have had situations in my district where hotel owners are knowingly ignoring these requirements in part because the last amendment to the planning code authorized a zoningadministration to assess appealable penalties only $250 a day for any planning code violations . the result is that they simply pay the feeknowing that they are violating the code . and for that reason we need to update this section of our law. i am working with the city attorney's office and planning department to bring forth an amendment to this planning code
so it acts as more of a deterrent than it does in its current iteration and two resolutions i'm introducing . one is the resolution i'm bringing forward with the enemy community calling for the opening of the sinai airport in yemen and for president joe biden to advocate for the reopening of this airport. for the last seven years of the civil war regional war and suffocating siege we have seen just a catastrophic human rights crisis in yemen. there are many yemen residents of my district and of our city who are now suffering in addition to the long civil war there. to the disconnection that has occurred from the closure of yemen's main airport. the airport closed in 2016 after the saudi led coalition hold up its restrictions and
despite un security council resolutions and international pressure it has not reopened. the result is that people have been separated from their loved ones and have been unable to deliver and connect with supplies and medicines and it has had a huge impact on our yemen community here so this resolution will urge the biden administration to work towards the reopening of the sinai airport and the last resolution i'm introducing relates to an issue that i know that all of us have become very familiar with in various ways particularly over the last few months as we've seen a rise in the number of lawsuits that have been brought against especiallysmall businesses under the americans for disabilities act . this is a very important federal piece of legislation that is intended to protect people's access and prevent discrimination butcan also be misused . i got the call last week from one of my constituents, a small
business who had been hit with three of these lawsuits. despite the fact that she was very much ready and willing to immediately repair the issue at hand to ensure access for people with disabilities she was the victim of essentially a shakedown by one of these attorneys who in many cases has filed thousands of these lawsuits targeting often small businesses, targeting often immigrant owned businesses targeting many businesses within chinatown and so i know that our mayor and now our office of small business is providing important assistance and support for many of the small businesses who have found themselves in the situation wanting to address the questions of accessibility but also not wanting to be squeezed and put out of business. so that's important and it's also important that we take a
stance to the state and federal governments and communicate to them some of the ways that the federal law in particular is making this challenging for small businesses. our state actually made a change to the law which allows small businesses to correct with notice before having to have statutory fees and essentially going to a lawsuit process and that is not reflected in federal law currently so i'm working with our small business community on this resolution to come forward with some recommendations for changes that can be made to both ensure access and protection for people with disabilities and protect our newsmall businesses, especially those that have been targeted by some of these predatory lawsuits . lastly it is with a heavy heart i share this in memoriam for a
long time sanfrancisco resident, political activist and dear friend to many , rebecca hopeor as she likes to be called becky . becky passed this month on october 7after an extended illness . becky was born in inglewood california and moved to san francisco at theage of six . somenew becky has petals, her childhood name which followed her throughout her life . since moving to the city she became a dear and lovingfriend to so many .all of whom she fought for tirelessly throughout her life. becky not only loved the city but especially was in many ways the embodiment of treasure island and its people. she was never afraid to speak her mind about the issue she was passionate about. she cared deeply about the safety and well-being of her community which motivated her involvement on san francisco's pedestrian safety advisory committee as vice chair a lot of us in the political world over as a longtime leader in the fdr democratic club where she served asvice president for
disability . she was a fierce advocate for workers rights and served as a union steward for many years for thecommunication workers of america . she will be remembered as a passionate and involved community member we spent her time advocating for residents in san francisco especially on treasure island . she was a member of the treasure island is in advisory board since its inception and served in the navy restoration advisory board and could be counted on to attend treasure island community events such as national night out, back to school events for holiday celebrations . she never missed an opportunity to be out in the community getting to know residentsand showing hersupport for local initiatives . every time i attended an event on the island i could count on becky to be there .she was an avid reader, dog lover and warrior's fan. her dedication was inspiring and shehad tremendous impact on
everyonearound her, especially the disabled , sick , elderly and the people of treasure island. it is it an honor to have known beckyand be part of the community she loved dearly . she will be forever remembered and cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing her. rest in peace rebecca hope that you supervisor any. seeing other names on the roster that includes the introduction of new business thank you so much colleagues and thank you madam clerk. we are now at public comment. >> clerk: at this time the boardof supervisors will welcome general public comment . listen from your touch phone and you should listen from your touch phone, you'll be in live safe tolisten to the proceeding and provide publiccomment . throughout this meeting the telephone number is streaming on your screen . both television andcomputer it's 415-655-0001. when you hear the promptand
enter the meeting id , 2488 489 6769 . press pound twice and youwill know you have joined the meeting as a listener . your line will be muted. once you're ready to get into the queue to provide public comments press star 3 and listen for the prompt to indicate you have been unmuted and begin speaking. there you may the matters within the jurisdiction of the board of supervisors but that are not on this agenda today and the section ofthe agenda hosting items that were not heard in committee . these are items 60 through 65 . all other agenda content has had itspublic comment requirement fulfilled at the committee level . so operations let's before we hear from our first speaker i will just state there are 17 listeners in the queue and there are seven who are lined up and ready to speak. if you're one of the 17 and you haven't already press star 3 now and that way you can get into the line tospeak . let's hearfrom our first color
please . >> caller: good afternoon. good evening supervisors. my name is bill markel and i'm commissioner for veterans affairs insan francisco and retired from the air force 29 years . thank you for supervisor mar for the two proposals. they are very essential to our veterans and it would be instrumental and to the betterment of our veterans and as you know november 11 is veterans day but we pass legislation a couple of years ago thanks to supervisor stefani that the month of novemberis all veterans . thank you once again for the this legislation that's very important to us. >> clerk: operations, can we have another caller in the queue ?
>> caller: that evening supervisors, myname is julian and i'm a third-generation san franciscan and a veteran . i'm calling to express my support for thefood parks for veterans mental health as well as housing for veterans . i want to thank everyonewho made this happen. i believe veterans will greatly benefit from this . thank you for your timeand have a good night . >> clerk: to you and previous caller thank youfor your service . do we have another caller in the queue ? >> caller: my name is jason cheddar bob and i want to thank you guys for opening up about the veteran bmr. hopefully we can help to achieve the objective of a new transition and reducing the amount of impactinghousing and shelters . this will definitely benefit our active-duty members transitioning to veteran statu
. i appreciate everything and supervisor mar. >> clerk: do we have another callerin the queue please ? [inaudible] welcome caller. [inaudible] we will return to that line in a moment, it seemedto be unattended . >> caller: hello, my name is james mccarthy, a resident in san francisco in full support of the legislation working for free parks and bmr housing for veterans. as a local supporter of the veterans programs and educator, i just wanted to share my support and i hope to get these things pass. thank you so much.
>> clerk: we have six callers inthe queue and there are 20 listening . if you're one of the 20 and you have not yet pressedstar 3 . all right operations, let's welcome our next color please . >> caller: high. supervisors, it's really late. i am a us, former u.s. navy disabled veteran, born and raised in san francisco. i want to thank supervisor mar for championing the bmr housing and free parks. i believe that the free parks will help mental health. as you know a lot of veterans
have ptsd and mental health issues just like me myself. i admit i have mental health issues and having free parks out there gives me the ability to focus and clear my mental image and it's better for veteransand all . thank you so much and i support mister mar still. >> clerk: thank you for your patience. operations, do we have another caller in the queue ? >> caller: my name is eduardo ramirez, mission high school graduate and retired air force master sergeant. i retired va employee and i was administrative officer for mental health and i'm currently commander of the american
legion post 505 and the founder of one that, one voice and formerly a homeowner in san francisco and abusiness owner in san francisco . i am in support of item number 58 and 59 and i want to thank you supervisors for putting this on the agenda and hopefully we can get it passed and many of our veterans that are returning from the afghan and overseas deserve a place to go and have peace and rest and by opening up the parks to these veterans it will give them the opportunity to do tha . san francisco used to be a military town and it's no longer a military town but we have a lot of veterans in the city. the 7000 that are still registered homeowners and voters of san francisco. i urge you to support this legislation and just make it
happen for our veterans. they gave to our country. let's get back to them. iq. >> clerk: thank you for your comments and for yourpatience. we have eight callers in the queue and 17 who are listening .let's hear from our next color please. >> my name is jr wilson. i am a past state commander for the disabled american veterans and and also their current legislative director for the state of california for department of counsel and disabled american veterans and founder of delta veterans. the dav has 70,000 members throughout the state of california, many of them residing in thegreat city of san francisco . doing all types of jobs and property owners and things like that. for the mental health of veterans and free parks, this
gives them the opportunity to go out there and get that public ... [inaudible] we also want to let them know they are appreciated in our great city of san francisco and so we are fully in support of supervisor mar and the bill and for this legislation and thank you for the opportunity tobe able to speak on its behalf . thank you. >> clerk: we appreciate you an your service . thank you for your comments this evening. dowe have another caller in the queue ? >> my name is nicholas bruce enough, i'm a veterans affairs commissioner, purple heart recipient. i'm very grateful board and
gordon mar for keeping veterans in their agenda and being willing to listen to the needs of the veterans and needsof the citizens of san francisco . i'd like to make a point that we've been at work for 20 year . i've seen it, i enlisted in 2001 after 9/11 and i was deployed to iraq in 04 during the sign-up uprising and right now recently we pulled out of afghanistan and our military operations are slowing down and i want to say that these kids need to be housed now . these kids need a chance to better their lives and to buil their lives . there hasn't been a draft. no one else has to go. only the people who volunteered and they came back and they did
it again and did it again and then their daughters did it and their sons did it and then the did it together as a family and they went to war and came home and went again . this bill that would help them get housing and this bill that would help the parks, this would make the american veterans so grateful to the city of san francisco. just to say you fought for us when we came home and to make sure we had shelter and that we were given a chance at a life after this whole mess. i've been listening to friends who been trying to get afghan he refugees home and it's been impossible and watching people talk about the ones they've lost is just unbearable. i ask that you continue to work diligently to get this measure passed and i'm grateful to all of your efforts.
>> clerk: thank you for your comments. we are setting the timerfor 2 minutes thisevening . operations, do we have another caller in the queue please ? >> caller: good evening everybody, my name is justin and i'm a commissioner on the veterans commission and i really want to emphasize the importance of the parks. as somebody living in the city and was recalled to active duty to go to iraq the thing about the part in san francisco when you're in the middle of the desert, it's quite the image in one's head. and to have the ability to give back to not only myself but other people in the city will rely on the parks is very important to our mental health and well-being so i appreciate the comments on it andfor the bmr i know if i ever go out the door again , very likely but
the process of going again be able to return home and not having to move and deal with the move while goinginto combat is powerful . soplease consider that . thank you for your time. >> clerk: thank you for your service. operations do we have another callerin the queue ? >> this is peter warfield, executivedirector . we can be reached at library users 2004 and also by regular mail to po box 170544 san francisco california 94117. my subject is a toxic social media company and how your body's funding support and spreads it and how your body can take prompt action to not support andspread it . i'm talking of course about facebook.
two weeks ago i spoke to this body regarding francis howden, former facebook employee who gave thousands of pages of internal documents showing that facebook arms its users and in particular armschildren . it does so knowing the harm it causes. quote, facebook over and over again has shown it uses profit over safety miss haugen said and facebookparticularly targets children . how does the library you fund support facebook? at least two ways. library constantly touts the existence of it and repeatedly provides its logo and all manner of felicityincluding for example the monthly newsletter . second the library provides funding for its own resources including staff to be used to provide materials tofacebook . basically helping facebook grow and retain raw materials and
the raw material being the attention of adults and children both to enable it to sell advertising. we ask you and the library stopped using funding you have provided to supportfacebook in any way . whether it's the publication of icons or images oradvertising , and also not to provide facebook with materials that functions as a lower to draw the attention of users. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments mister warfield. we have about seven callers in the queue and 19 callers who are listed. if you would provide public comment , if you're one of the 19 callers and you haven't already press star 3 otherwise we may take this last listof colors to the end . let's hear from our last caller.
>> caller: my name is jenny perez born in san francisco. i've cared for veterans and am a wife of a veteran and i went through the program. i'm here to advocate for changes to the preference category at the market rate housing program. i hope you consider this legislation as we are approaching veterans month in november. as supervisor mar touched on most units under the housing program are offered to individuals earn between 55 to 65 area median income whereas section 8 housing is an option for individuals who make 50 ami or less offering of preference to the veterans and members of the armed forces in the program will especially help veterans in the 55 to 65 ami bracket cannot or who currently do not have government assistance to
afford housing prices in san francisco. it's a simple update tothe program but a very needed one . there is legislation coming in the pipeline for you to offer. we will need your support to help those that need the time to process documentation and get the attention during the process. to have successful outcomesfor that veteran or member of the armed forces being housedin san francisco. these folks are babysitters, building cards, janitors, drivers, restaurant staff members . we need them to live here in san francisco thank you for taking the time to listen to us all >> clerk: thank you for your patience,service andcomments . we have seven callers in the queue . let's hear from our next caller . >> caller: i'm on. good evening supervisors. this is stephanie upton from
the domestic violence consortium and i want to thank all of you for on behalf of the domestic violence advocates of san francisco and those that they serve. even though domestic violence has been in the news every day, most domestic violence happens in the shadows and itcertainly happens in the shadows every day in san francisco . i want to take an opportunity today to thank supervisor catherine tran team for her leadership regarding violence against gender-based violence act and to all of you for your ongoing care and support throughout the year . i want to take a moment to thank you all and especially supervisor stefani for recognizing octoberas domestic violence awareness month in san francisco . iq so much and we're justhere for safety , equity and some kind ofjustice. thank you so much .
>> thank you for your comments operations, let's hear from our next caller . welcome caller. all right, perhaps that's an unattended line . welcome caller. >> caller: hello everyone, sorry vice president of veterans affairscommissioner . veterans month is around the corner and we need your help to serve as support to the veterans community. thank you supervisor mar for meeting this. as a mission high school grad i'm here to advocate for veterans for the low market rate as well as free access to san francisco parks and recreation. mental health and housing are twoof the many issues veterans face . we have approximately around
23,000 veterans residing in the city and county of san francisco. we want to do more to support this community. they are the backbone of many businesses and many things here in the city. i urge the supervisors to act on veterans issues, work together with the veterans affairs commission along with others as well to servethose who serve andthank you so much, have a good night .>> clerk: thank you for your service. operations , may we hear from our next caller please. >> caller: my name is commissioner mcdonald . i am advocating for the low market rate and also the parks and recreation. on below-market rates, just to let you know i'm a 20 year
retired army veteran and also a disabled. i've been living in san francisco for at least seven years now. i was homeless for at least three of those years and the day got me out of that level and i was able to find aprogram and i'm working towards getting a house for my family . during the tour of when iwas in the service , we moved every three years and didn't have a home of our own . to be able to have a home of our own in san francisco is a really nice pleasurable thing to where we can call our own home for a place to live. and as you can do that for lots of veterans, that would be very nice. we do that for defending our
nation and our country's freedoms and we don't ask too much but having a place to live in our countryis a nice way to do it . thank youvery much . >> clerk: thank youfor your comments and patience . operations, can we hear from our next caller please? i believe we arecircling back to an unattended line from earlier . aswell as the caller . perhaps it's still unattended. let's go to our next line please. >> caller: thank you for the previous callers who spoke on the veterans issues . speaking to the benefits of parks for mental and physical health, i'm submitting public
comment in opposition to the proposed sublease agreement for the vehicle triage and camera point. the area is already overburdened by poverty, pollution and lack of resources compared to otherneighborhoods . second the plan is using incorrect zoning ignoring redevelopment plan open space intended for parks and related recreation. >> that item was actually before the board, item 31 on our agenda. that is not authorized content for discussion as italready had its public comment fulfilled . so we're going togo to the next caller . operations, do you have another callerin the queue ? >> caller: hello.
my name is charles baker, i'm a native of san francisco and i'm pro-affordable housing for veterans and also throw parks for veterans. being a native i have been homeless, i am a disabled vets as well from the air force . i've had these opportunities available to us , that's a huge thing. it's tough for us to go to parks and have that break from the everyday, a mental space of clarity there and for affordable housing, that's huge as well so being part of storage, i've had great opportunity to stay in a lovely place in the city and now that the time is up like what would i do kind of thing? i don't expect much and i don't
expectanything at all but it would be nice to say hey , these are places you can afford that you're goingto be okay kind of thing . i work here doing a security job and like the woman said earlier, we are here working a lot of jobs that really give back to the city. so i'm just throw parks and equal housing for that's and thank you for your time and you for yourpatience this evening. operations, do we have another caller in the queue ? >> my name is courtney ellington and i am the executive director of the veterans expense center and the war memorial building. i am also the first vice commander of theamerican legion district 8 . i am here to support the
below-market rate program and the parks bill. here at the veterans success center we have veterans that come in daily without a place to stay and we are running out of resources and referrals for the veterans and the numbers are increasing so it's very very important in our veteran community. also with the parksville i think the park bill will help veterans especially those who are having mental health issues. it would give them somethingto do . with the pandemic and everything i think that would be a great outlet for veterans to go out and do something so the parksville is very important and that would be another resource we canbetter serve veterans when they come to the veterans building . again my name is courtney collinson and i support the low
market rateprogram and the parks and recreation bill. thank you . >> clerk: thank you for your patience and your service. do we have another caller in the queue? you've indicated there are 2 callers left. there are about 16 listeners and if you'd like to provide comment if you haven't already press star 3. let's hear from our next caller. >> caller: [inaudible] >> clerk: thank you for your comments this evening . let's hear from our next caller. >> caller: [inaudible] >> clerk: welcome caller. >> caller: hello. >> clerk: we can hear you.
>> caller: yes, my name is shirley mullen and i want to comment and respond to the comment you made to a caller about the center in candlestick park. that issue was called earlier today and you said it was passed. unanimous vote. >> clerk: are you calling about thevehicle triage center item 31 ? >> caller: it was said that ... >> clerk: i am pausing your time. i am sorry to interrupt but that item is noteligible for publiccomments this evening . if in fact you are talking about the vehicle triage center item 31 .
>> caller: we were not heard so why isit we cannot be heard on this issue ? >> clerk: that item had its public comment fulfilledin committee . it's not that the board doesn't want to hear from you. it's that they have taken publiccomment on that matter . anyway, i'm going to move on to thenext caller but i don't mean to be rude or interrupt you . this is general public comment so operations, can we have anothercaller please ? >> caller: hello. i had my hand up also for the bcb comment but i heard what you just said. in the future how will we be notified and how can we find out if public comments are for committee and not for general meeting? >> clerk: i would invite you to
callthe clerk's office. we can help you out with that . and for the record i'll just indicate it's 415455 5484. anything else you want to commenton this evening ? okay. thank you for your comments. do we have another caller in the queueplease ? >> no further colors in the queue. >> clerk: mister president. >> president: seeingno other public comments, public comment is now closed . madam clerk would you please go to adoption without committee reference item 65. >> clerk: items 60 through 65 wereintroduced for adoption without committee reference .
a unanimous vote is required for adoption of these resolutions and alternatively a supervisor may require resolution to go to committee. >> president: any items that need to be severed? i don't see anyone on the roster. madam clerk would you please ... supervisor haney. >> a couple cosponsors, 60, 61 and 64 . >> clerk: noted. >> president: madam clerk pleasecall the role . [roll call vote] on items 60 through 65, who provides her stefani. >>. [roll call vote]
>> please add me as a cosponsor to item 61. >> clerk: there are 11 aye's and we will add you to item 61. >> president:these resolutions are adopted unanimously. madam clerk, any inherited agendaitems ? >> clerk: there are none to report . >>president: would you please present the in memoriam . >> clerk: today's meeting will be adjourned in honor of the following individuals on behalf of supervisor haney. becky hope, on behalf of supervisor melgar, june radio oil and on behalf of supervisor
ronen, valerie zukin. >> president: that brings us t the end of our agenda . anyfurther business for us today ? >> clerk: that concludes our business today. >> president: there is a direct correlation between education and public safety. then attorney general harris now vice president harris. thismeeting is adjourned .
from there. so you have every time a unique experience because that slaver is the flavored we want to make. union street is unique because of the neighbors and the location itself. the people that live around here i love to see when the street is full of people. it is a little bit of italy that is happening around you can walk around and enjoy shopping with gelato in your hand. this is the move we are happy to provide to the people. i always love union street because it's not like another commercial street where you have big chains. here you have the neighbors. there is a lot of stories and the neighborhoods are essential. people have -- they enjoy having their daily or weekly gelato. i love this street itself.
>> we created a move of an area where we will be visiting. we want to make sure that the area has the gelato that you like. what we give back as a shop owner is creating an ambient lifestyle. if you do it in your area and if you like it, then you can do it on the streets you like. >> 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
small as postage stamps and others pretty expansive. it's a variety -- all of the world is represented in our gardens here in the portola. >> i have been coming to the portola garden tour for the past seven or eight years ever since i learned about it because it is the most important event of the neighborhood, and the reason it is so important is because it links this neighborhood back to its history. in the early 1800s the portola was farmland. the region's flowers were grown in this neighborhood. if you wanted flowers anywhere future bay area, you would come to this area to get them. in the past decade, the area has tried to reclaim its roots as the garden district. one of the ways it has done that is through the portola garden
tour, where neighbors open their gardens open their gardens to people of san francisco so they can share that history. >> when i started meeting with the neighbors and seeing their gardens, i came up with this idea that it would be a great idea to fundraise. we started doing this as a fund-raiser. since we established it, we awarded 23 scholarships and six work projects for the students. >> the scholarship programs that we have developed in association with the portola is just a win-win-win situation all around. >> the scholarship program is important because it helps people to be able to tin in their situation and afford to take classes. >> i was not sure how i would
stay in san francisco. it is so expensive here. i prayed so i would receive enough so i could stay in san francisco and finish my school, which is fantastic, because i don't know where else i would have gone to finish. >> the scholarships make the difference between students being able to stay here in the city and take classes and having to go somewhere else. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] >> you come into someone's home and it's they're private and personal space. it's all about them and really their garden and in the city and urban environment, the garden is the extension of their indoor environment, their outdoor living room. >> why are you here at this garden core? it's amazing and i volunteer here every year. this is fantastic. it's a beautiful day.