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>> clerk: of the abatement appeals board. i would like to remind everyone to please mute yourself if you're not speaking, and the first item on the agenda is roll call. [roll call] >> clerk: so the land acknowledgement from vice president tam. >> thank you, monique. the abatement appeals board acknowledges that we are on the
ancestral land of the ramaytush ohlone. 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 communities and by affirming their sovereign rights as first peoples. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, vice president tam. the next item is b, findings to allow teleconference meetings under california government code section 54953-e, discussion and possible action. the board will possibly discuss and renew actions that it adopts at the october 20, 2021
meeting that are necessary to authorize the board to hold meetings remotely under the modified brown act provisions in assembly bill 361. >> so moved. >> oh, thank you. do we need -- should we -- can we do a new motion or can we just do what we did last time? >> you can say something like the motion that we made last time still exist and reaffirm those findings? >> and it's a 30-day finding?
>> correct. >> so moved. >> and a second? >> second. >> clerk: was that commissioner eppler? >> yes. >> clerk: thank you. >> was there any discussion on the motion, right? >> clerk: and is that unanimous? the motion is unanimous? >> okay. without objection. excellent. okay. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, and so we'll move onto item c, the approval of the minutes of december 15. president alexander-tut, i don't know if you want to ask any questions about it, the minutes from december? >> i do not. do you know if there's any public comment on this item? >> clerk: i'm sorry.
>> oh, it's okay. you're doing awesome. >> clerk: is there any public comment on item c for the approval of the minutes from december 15? >> operator: there's no one attending. >> clerk: thank you. so is there a motion to approve the minutes from december 15, 2021? >> motion to approve the minutes from december 15, 2021. >> clerk: and a second? >> second. >> clerk: all in favor? all right. the motion granted, is that what we do? >> motion approved. >> clerk: motion approved. thank you. >> no problem. >> clerk: and we'll move onto
item d, revision of abatement appeals board procedural rules. president alexander-tut, if you wanted to ask the commissioners for input? >> yes. does anybody have any questions or comments on the proposed abatement appeals board procedural rules, and did everyone have the opportunity to send in your feedback? i believe there was some discussion at the last commission regarding some of the procedures, and did everyone have all of their questions answered? i did have a question, and i just want to make sure. i just -- i guess it's not really relevant for this year, because we'll have to rely on the current procedure, but are we -- i want to make sure that we're aligned, that we're doing the same thing for a.a.b. and for b.i.c. so that we're not
really confused between two processes for the notification for the february election and nomination, and so is that -- are we able to still make that revision or is that something that has to be notified again? deputy city attorney brad? >> i'm not familiar with the b.i.c. rules, but the a.a.b. rules state -- i believe they're consistent with their rules, so it would be timing. it basically has to be back-to-back meetings for elections. >> yeah. i believe there's a notification or requirement in the b.i.c. rule that's new for january, for the b.i.c. notification, that we vote in february? >> i'm sorry, president
alexander-tut. in the rules, it still states for the b.i.c. that the elections are in february, but we -- it's informally kind of adopted that we're going to do the nominations in january. it's not written in the b.i.c. rules. >> okay. okay. thank you for that. so i guess, again, i think consistency is important, so we'll keep it as is. is there any other discussion or questions from the commissioners? oh, vice president tam? >> no, no, that was a thumbs up for me, so we're good. i wanted to thank city attorney zach for working on this. >> absolutely. there's a lot of thought that went into this. there's a lot of stakeholders that need to be able to utilize these, so i know this is going to be very helpful for the commission, for the department, and for everyone who comes
before us. so is there a motion to accept the -- the procedural rules as proposed? >> motion to accept the rules. >> clerk: and a second? >> before that, monique, i just want to make sure that we call for public comment before there's a vote. >> clerk: is there any public comment on item d, revision of abatement appeals board procedural rules? >> operator: there's still no one attending. >> clerk: thank you. there's no public comment. >> motion to approve the abatement appeals board procedural rules revisions. >> clerk: and the second? [indiscernible]. >> clerk: okay. and we'll need a roll call vote for that. [roll call]
we are in the process of training our code enforcement staff on the new rules and procedures. in addition to that, we did have a big turnover of staff and retirements. some people retired, some people took extended leave, but we are training people at the minute, and we believe that trainings will be back on track in march. we don't have a huge backlog, and we don't anticipate it will impact anyone waiting for a hearing at this point. hopefully, i didn't speak out of turn, but i just wanted to -- >> no, you didn't. thank you so much. >> okay. thank you, commissioner tut. >> thank you. thank you so much for that. it gives everybody kind of a perspective and what to expect going forward, so it's good to hear. >> thank you. >> clerk: okay. are there any questions regarding that? no? okay. and there's -- is there any general public comment today?
still no one in attendance. no general public comment, so we can move onto item f, which is adjournment. is there a motion to adjourn? >> motion to adjourn. >> clerk: is there a second? >> second. >> second. >> clerk: so the abatement appeals board will reconvene at 10:00 a.m. as the building inspection commission at 10:00 a.m., so we'll take a -- >> clerk: we'll adjourn this meeting and then reconvene as the b.i.c. >> okay, everybody. thank you. >> thank you. >> clerk: so we'll see you at 10:00.
>> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their business in the 49 square files of san francisco. we help san francisco remain unique, successful and right vi. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i'm one of three owners here in san francisco and we provide mostly live music entertainment and we have food, the type of food that we have a mexican food and it's not a big menu, but we did it with love. like ribeye tacos and
quesadillas and fries. for latinos, it brings families together and if we can bring that family to your business, you're gold. tonight we have russelling for e community. >> we have a ten-person limb elimination match. we have a full-size ring with barside food and drink. we ended up getting wrestling here with puoillo del mar. we're hope og get families to join us. we've done a drag queen bingo and we're trying to be a diverse kind of club, trying different things. this is a great part of town and there's a bunch of shops, a
variety of stores and ethnic restaurants. there's a popular little shop that all of the kids like to hang out at. we have a great breakfast spot call brick fast at tiffanies. some of the older businesses are refurbished and newer businesses are coming in and it's exciting. >> we even have our own brewery for fdr, ferment, drink repeat. it's in the san francisco garden district and four beautiful murals. >> it's important to shop local because it's kind of like a circle of life, if you will. we hire local people. local people spend their money at our businesses and those local people will spend their money as well. i hope people shop locally.
>> first of all, thank you for coming to celebrate this incredible milestone. i am really excited that she accepted. because i know what you often times may see is the fights between kim and i. what you don't know is about the friendship and the amount of love and respect i truly have for her and her work ethic from the moment i met her actively engaged in labor in a way that brought the conversation to a different level around women and minorities and their role in leadership and labor. it is good to see more women
step up and in fact, it is 125 year history not one woman has ever led the san francisco labor council and kim is doing that, which is absolutely extraordinary. [applause] and you are the first executive director of the labor council to serve on this work force investment board because i didn't want to appoint the others. just kidding. but in fact, you know, this is so important. when i think about growing up in the western addition and the fights that we used to have to be included in the placements and job opportunities that exist in the city, i feel like we have come a long way but we still have a long way to go to make the real connections between people in many of the communities that many of you
represent but himself the same people who want these opportunities, the new jobs that come to san francisco. not just the work related to construction and engineering but as you know there are even shortage of nurses. the work you have done with nuhw was extraordinary onever the years. how that played a role to make sure there is a real connection between people and the opportunities, through organized labor to make sure they get their fair share, the appropriate pay and benefits and the ability to take care of themselves and their families. you have been doing this work for a really long time. i know that you are going to bring a really strong voice to this body. in the process you are going to make a lot of folks upset what it is you have to say, but i wouldn't have wanted it any other way because some things need to be upset. some things need challenged.
in fact, i am not afraid of a challenge and not afraid of the conversations that need to be had to get to a better place that is what we want. we want a better place so people have better lives. you have dedicated your lives to public service. organized labor but public service because of the people that you know you represent. the people that you know are counting on autophytes for them and make the right decisions that are going to have an impact onnary families and livelihood. regardless of disagreements at the end of the day the underlying message i know that is most important to much of you and i know is important to kill is the fact that we want to fight for better lives for the people we represent. that is why you are going to be serving on this board, and i
appreciate and honor that you accepted this opportunity. i am looking forward to seeing something change for the better for workers throughout san francisco. with that let's debt you sworn in. (applause). >> i will put on my mask. covid is running rampant and we are close to each other. place raise your right hand and repeat. i say your name do solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california against all enemies foreign and domestic that i bear true faith and allegiance to the same. that i take this obligation
freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion and that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which i am about to enter and during such time as i serve as a member of the work force investment san francisco board for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations. [applause] >> here is a little city seal pen with my signature. i give this to all people i swear in to serve.
ladies and gentlemen, the latest person for the board tackling work force in san francisco and making real change. [applause] >> thank you, mayor breed, for taking time-out of your schedule to do this. thank you to the leaders of labor here today, especially my board members, susan, mike, charlie, debra, and my good friend karen. i want to thank you for taking time for the swearing in. it means a lot to me because i have always been really challenged by the fact there rvs and have notes in the work force, and i really want to fight overcoming making sure
that everyone becomes a very. everyone has an opportunity to get a job and a wealthy job and to join a union if they so choose. that is my mantra since i was little. it is my mantra to this day. i will fight to make sure. that is what the labor council is about making sure there are opportunities for people and career ladders. that has always been what i have been about. i want to make sure that happens. we have seen companies take advantage of people especially during strikes when they go into poor neighborhoods to try to recruit scabs. we knead to emphasize recruiting people to getting into them into construction and janitors and construction trades and up the ladder and nursing, healthcare. these are all opportunities they
should all have. we want to make sure that the san franciscans that we all know and love have that opportunity and that is my goal for this. i really intend to implement a labor caucus to make sure that we are doing what we need to do to give every san franciscan the opportunity be to participate from our economic recovery from covid and overall economic recovery as we get on with opening up the city and making sure that people come to san francisco. those the obstacles before us. i hope we overcome them altogether as we move along. thank you. [applause].
care and my job is to speak to them in a way that they can understand that touches their heart and makes them feel powerful with simple actions to take every day. ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ >> i was born and raised in the desert of palm springs, california. my dad was the rabbi in the community there. what i got from watching my father on stage talking to the community was learning how to be in the public. and learning how to do public speaking and i remember the first time i got up to give my first school assembly, i felt my dad over my shoulder saying pause for drama, deliver your words. when i was a kid, i wanted to be
a teacher. and then when i got into high school, i decided i wanted to get into advertising and do graphic art and taglines and stuff like that. by the time i was in college, i decided i wanted to be a decorator. but as i did more work, i realized working my way up meant a lot of physical labor. i only had so much energy to work with for the rest of my life and i could use that energy towards making a lot of money, helping someone else make a lot of money or doing something meaningful. i found the nonprofit working to save the rainforest was looking for volunteers. i went, volunteered and my life changed. suddenly everything i was doing had meaning. stuffing envelopes had meaning, faxing out requests had meaning. i eventually moved up to san francisco to work out of the office here, given a lot of
assembly through los angeles county and then came up here and doing assemblies to kids about rainforest. one of my jobs was to teach about recycle, teaching students to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost, i'm teaching them they have the power, and that motivates them. it was satisfying for me to work with for the department of environment to create a message that gets to the heart of the issue. the san francisco department of environment is the only agency that has a full time educational team, we go into the schools to help teach children how to protect nature and the environment. we realized we needed animal mascot to spark excitement with the students. the city during the gold rush days, the phoenix became part of the city feel and i love the
symbolism of the phoenix, about transformation and the message that the theme of the phoenix provides, we all have the power to transform our world for the better. we have to provide teachers with curriculum online, our curriculum is in two different languages and whether it's lesson plans or student fact sheets, teachers can use them and we've had great feedback. we have helped public and private schools in san francisco increase their waste use and students are working hard to sort waste at the end of the lunch and understand the power of reusing, reducing, recycling and composting. >> great job. >> i've been with the department for 15 years and an
environmental educator for more than 23 years and i'm grateful for the work that i get to do, especially on behalf of the city and county of san francisco. i try to use my voice as intentionally as possible to support, i think of my grandmother who had a positive attitude and looked at things positively. try to do that as well in my work and with my words to be an uplifting force for myself and others. think of entering the job force as a treasure hunt. you can only go to your next clue and more will be revealed. follow your instincts, listen to your gut, follow your heart, do what makes you happy and pragmatic and see where it takes you and get to the next place. trust if you want to do good in this world, thattttttttttttttttt
>> good afternoon and welcome to the san francisco planning commission hearing for thursday, january 20, 2022. thank you for your patience. if not speaking mute your microphone. sfgovtv is broadcasting and streaming this hearing live. we will receive public comment for each item on the agenda. comments or opportunities to speak are available by calling 415-655-0001. enter access