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from a deposit of 2,500 plus the time and material cost to a flat fee of $12,800 per project. set a timeline for fee payment described the method for determining fees for projects involving multiple structures and described circumstance that may qualify for waiver or reduction. ordinance of the administrative code to charge a fee for organizing traveling exhibits. >> thank you, mr. clerk. i'd like to hand it over to my colleagues, supervisor peskin and we are joined by deputy district or and c.f.o. of cultural affairs rebeca. >> thank you, supervisor safai and scheduling these items consistent with long-standing board policy in the case of item 1. this is so the arts commission
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can recoup their costs for civic design review, which fee has not been updated for many, many years. item number 2 is actually a new authorization, which would allow the arts commission to charge a fee for organizing traveling exhibitions. i want to thank supervisor brown for her co sponsorship of both matters and ask ms. rebeca krill to give a. >> good morning, supervisors, thank you for the opportunity to be here and present on these items today. thank you supervisor peskin and supervisor brown for introducing and sponsoring these ordinances on the department's behalf. so as supervisor peskin stated, the first item is our civic design review fee. as a way of introduction, civic
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design review is a charter mandated responsibility of the arts commission. the committee is a subset of our commissioners made up of architects and landscape designers and they ensure the estheticses of the built environment of our projects on city and county property. the commissioners are all volunteers. the fee recoops the cost of the staff time, the administrative support for the committee. it's staffed by two part-time staff. so one f.t.e. this is just to ensure the cost keeps pace with the increases and salary and benefits. do you want me to move onto the second item? do you have any questions. the second item is a new program that we're really excited about. it's part of our gallery's program. we have gallery that we run across the street and the veteran's war memorial building. this would allow us to recoup
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the cost of traveling exhibitions from the gallery program and allow broader exposure to the emerging san francisco and bay artists we work with. i'm happy to answer any questions you have. >> supervisor yee. >> just a quick question. on the first item, it's basically cost recovery. i mean -- >> correct, it's just the staff time. >> and on the second item, who do you charge the fee to? i mean, it wasn't clear with me? >> sure, thank you for the question. we're anticipating one or two exhibitions a year with travel. it would really depend on interest in demand and we're envisioning private art gallery in another city in the country, or even potentially international opportunities. but not here in the city. i wanted to clarify that point. >> so the request would come
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from some elsewhere for us to bring some exhibit to them. >> right. >> got it. >> exactly, so right now we have a sanctuary city exhibit, maybe another sanctuary city in the country would be interested in hosting that exhibit. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> i have a question. on the second one, so can you just give a little bit more background. what happens now? there's traveling exhibitions with no fee? >> the exhibitions do travel. it's a new program and we were talking with the city attorney about the program and about what a contract might look like. we were informed that we don't currently have the legislative authority to recoup the cost for such a program. that's why we're here. >> i was curious, i was just we've been doing these for free? >> we haven't, no. >> no cost recovery. [laughter] supervisor peskin, anything else? >> i would be delighted if this body would send this to the full board with recommendations. >> great.
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>> we'll open up for public comment. if we have any other questions, we'll call you back up. >> please, proceed. >> supervisors, as you fully understand, this is a special meeting. such meetings inconvenience the citizens of san francisco. i've seen one of the persons who was trying to explain to you that, you know, they just have this exhibits and that is the arts commission, which is one of the most nefarious departments in the city and county of san francisco. we have a issue in the bayview and directly linked to the art
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commission. the supervisors have not paid attention to. this matter will come before you in a special manner. supervisors, we are living in very difficult times. and when you pass some sort of consensus to have such special meetings giving breaks to the developers, taking item 1 and 2, one is all about money and trying to rob us on such issues, then you know, what you are jeopardizing democracy. i represent the first people of this area. but i also have done due diligence by attending your meetings. you have these meetings at 10:00 in the morning and most of us who earn a living have to work, rush to this meetings, for you to rubber stamp and say they'll have no questions against art
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commissions and this developers. this rogue developers who are returninruining our city. i'll be following the other deliberations intently. thank you very much for your time. >> any other members of the public that wish to comment on this item, please come forward. public comment is closed. we have a motion on items 1 and 2? >> i make a motion to pass item 1 and 2 out of the committee with positive recommendations to the board. >> without objection. thank you supervisor peskin. >> thank you, colleagues. we're going to take item 5 quickly out of order so we can spend time on items number 3 and 4. mr. clerk, please call item number 5. >> clerk: item number 5 is an ordinance, many of the administrative code to modify the daily use fee to engage in film production to the film rebate program through 2028 to correspondingly increase the authorized funding cap for the film rebate project accounts
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from $4 million to $14 million and to add the administrative penalties for violation of requirements of film commission programs. >> great. thank you mr. clerk. i'm going to hand it over to supervisor stfani, whose item this is. >> thank you for being here. this is actually exciting for me. when i was an aid to supervisor peer we put fourth the film rebate program. it's been in existence since. when i was a aid to supervisor ferell, we extended the program several times. that's what we're doing here today. it's set to sun jet in june of 2019. the program is capped right now at $4 million in terms of the rebates our film productions get back. and these amendments would extend the sunset date through 2028 and increase the program account not to exceed $14 million based on what we've been funding in the past. there are so many great union
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jobs. showcases our city. we can always do more but this is what we have and you do such a great job i want to turn the floor over to you. >> thank you. good morning supervisors and thank you for considering this extension today. and thank you supervisors stafani today for introducing this today. sim susana robins. the executive district or of the san francisco film commission. the theme in san francisco rebate program was created in 2006 in order to increase the amount of production that was based in san francisco and make it competitive, at a time when much production was leaving san francisco and california in general due to generous incentives from canada and elsewhere. since then, we've had 27 productions use the rebate program creating thousands of jobs, spending millions of dollars locally and increasing the visibility of san francisco to tourists worldwide. this program is essential to attracting longer-term
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productions to san francisco and making filming in the city more cost effective. these longer-term productions provide consecutive months of jobs to local crews and local actors who work as independent contractors and benefit from this longer term production shooting in the city. since 2006, the city has rebated 5,522,876 to productions. these productions have hired 15,000 local crew and actors who are members often of local 16, teamsters 2685 and sag. they have 'em employed 196 first source hires who work as production assistance on the set or in the office getting experience to help them move on to other film productions. many of the hires come from access education and employment for low income youth, youth of color and young women.
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the productions have paid $21 million to wages in local san francisco crews and background actors. and spent more than $61 million on goods and services which is location fees, office supplies, lumber props, wardrobe, security, et cetera. for ever dollar that the city has rebated since 2006, productions have spent $15.12 locally. these productions not only provide local jobs and local spending, but increase the visibility of san francisco worldwide bringing more tourism to our city. rebate of productions include milk, trauma, hemming way and gelhorn, lou jasman, hbo's looking, netflix sensei and hulu chance. without this program, these productions would not have chosen to base in san francisco.
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they would have shot in other locations. they would have filmed just a handful of days here and then just edited it so that it looked like the whole production was filmed in san francisco. so today we're asking for an extension of the program to junn allocation of $1 million a year. we're asking for this longer term than in the past because we want to be competitive and we know that it's important for producers to know they can count on our incentive when they budget for productions. they budget two years in advance and having this longer term will provide assurance and stability for producers who are considering basing their productions here. also, it will allow our film office to work on productions at hand rather than spending considerable amount of time and also funds with the city attorney's office doing all the legislation in order to request an extension every four years. i would like to read you a quote
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from kimberley parker who is a producer who used our program. the film is called the last black man in san francisco and it was directed by a fifth generation san francisco an joe talbot. she wrote, the seeing a san francisco program is a vital corner stone of the local film community. it creates jobs in the city and keeps productions in san francisco, which otherwise would move to vancouver or l.a. as a resident of san francisco, i see a widening gap between the have and the have nots which is larger than any city i've lived in and i say this as an ex new yorker, supporting the scene in san francisco rebate programs means supporting the middle-class. people don't realize that film is largely a blue collar industry. film jobs require no college free and no pedestrian agree, just training and hard work. the below the line crew makes up film workers and below the line means everyone from a production assistant getting coffee to a camera assistant in charge of the gear to teamsters drives.
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support these jobs. it is important in a city that fewer can afford. by supporting the rebate program you are supporting struggling workers and helping to make the city stronger. please grant the extension on this program. so i hope you understand the importance of the program and will support this today. >> supervisor yee. >> you mentioned that since 2006, is that since the program started that it's been 27? >> it's hard to hear you. >> it's been 27 productions, i guess? >> 27 productions have use of programs since 2006. >> so i'm just curious, the 12 years prior, maybe you don't have this information, if you do, the 12 years prior to 2006,
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do you know how many small and middle size productions we had in san francisco? they're not 12-year periods? >> prior to the rebate program? >> yes. >> i actually don't have that number with you i can tell you because i used to work in the industry and the i worked all the time and in the 2000s when incentives started in other states and countries, it was when in general, production started leaving california, which is why my predecessor helped create this program to help bring productions back. >> ok. it makes sense. i'm trying to figure out what motivated us to do this and if you can't get information.
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it's not going to change my decision today. it's just for curiosity's sake. in the 90s, how many productions did we really have? >> if you can give me information on how many productions were shot in san francisco prior to 2006, especially when there was -- when we had more productions in the 90s. if you have that information you could give to my office. >> i would be happy to. our data base, i'm not sure goes back all the way to the 90s but i will present you whatever i can. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> supervisor stefani. >> just to add a little history, when we first passed the film rebate program it was very union-driven and i remember working with local 16. at the time it was basically a
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cry to keep our jobs, you know. we really need to keep our jobs here in san francisco. they were going elsewhere. vancouver has a great film rebate program so does north carolina and so many other people or industries or jurisdictions have film rebate programs and so we were trying to stay competitive so we can keep those jobs here in the bay area in most importantly san francisco. ever time we renewed it we never have had a problem. >> [ please stand by[. clear[ please stand by ] i'm go
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something here for two minutes, and supervisor, i'm here supported, so you don't have to cut me
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when we come back to the arts commission, we're going to do a thing at city hall called this week at city hall, filming. what really goes on at city hall. i call it silly hall, but we're going to let our viewers see what's going on here at city
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hall. and london -- i mean, the mayor comes from the fillmore no more. we're going to point a new star in the city by the bay, 'cause she represents us. we're going to put san francisco on the map. you think l.a. was bad, we're going to make it happen right here by the bay. we've got so much history. a lot of it's good, and a lot of it's bad, but the word has to be put out there in the city by the bay. and i'm getting ready to have a governor that used to be the mayor here. you all better get ready and smell the coffee, because case is going to be on the case, and he's getting ready to roll out community stanassistance servi enterprise. >> thank you. good morning, supervisors. my name is jim beaumont.
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i represent all the film technicians that work below the line, and i just want to state that the film rebait program in the past has been extremely helpful to my members. it's created a lot of jobs. it didn't only create jobs for my members. there's also a large contingent of independent film makers here in the city, and it allows them to stay here in the city also. i would just like to thank you for your time and consideration in this program. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. claudine chang, i was a member of the san francisco film commission. so this has been done by the office of san francisco economic and workforce development on the economic benefit of remaining in the city and you're all very familiar with it. i just would like to focus a few minutes on the impact after
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the filming is done because when we talk about benefits in terms of taxes, in terms of fees, and what's good for the citizens in terms of wages, our local talents, the truth of the matter is that after the crew is gone, now, we are seeing even more impact because people from around the world will go see sins of san francisco where these movie theaters are on tv, they want to come visit. this is an amazing long-term impact that don't always get documented. last year, the l.a. times published an article talked about how la la land boosted the city's profile worldwide, raising the prospect of new tourists coming to experience everything l.a. has to offer, and this idea is no different for san francisco. this year, we celebrate the 50th movie of bullitt, the movie with steve mcqueen.
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when people see it from all around the world, they will see at that time, the pioneer filming of cops chasing down the streets of san francisco. it's so exciting. i mean, everybody come to san francisco would want to go see those iconic scenes they saw on t. t.v and movies. so the importance of films has economic and tourist benefits. in the state of california alone, six counties have such rebait programs. i urge we continue this so that san francisco can remain competitive in this, in the filming world so that our city and residents can benefit. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you, commissioner. next speaker. miss desmond, i didn't see you in the back when i started
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talking about the work we had begun. >> yes. joanne desmond. i've been working with ahsha on the city i represent. this has made a great impact on the lives that they lead, their ability to send their children to school in san francisco. these jobs provide them with health care and with a pension, and we would appreciate all consideration in keeping this program going. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you so much. next speaker. >> hi, supervisors. frank simeon. i'm the theaterical director.
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one thing i've learned in the few years that i've been at the screen actors guild is it's not easy to be an actor. they do suffer, but unfortunately because of t thenent -- fortunately because of the incentive there's been more work since the 90's, and our members are acting members appreciated enormously, and they would love that to continue. i might mention that in the last 12 months, 3,304 union actors have been employed in the city and county of san francisco, and, of course, many nonunion actors have also been employed. and we need that to continue. thank you very much. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> supervisors, this is san
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francisco, and the one of the things that you have to pay attention to is the films that are made in san francisco, this is the land of the ohlone. the ohlone lived here for 15,000 years, carbon dated remains and artifacts, and mr. chan, you can make all the faces you want to. you have to study a little bit of anthropology. but since i'm talking about films, we need to look at this industry having in mind what a digital world gives us in terms of opportunities. so you all should partner with those who are favoring this program, which i favor, to create better opportunities for our youth.
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more in the field of documentaries, one good topic would be the ongoing gentrification. another topic would be the changing skylines. the third topic would be the rampant corruption at san francisco city hall. thank you very much. >> supervisor safai: thank you. any other members of the public wish to comment on this item, please come forward. seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor stefani? >> supervisor stefani: thank you, supervisor. first i just want to thank susan roberts for her great work and the film commission and all the unions that are here. this legislation does help no less than 14 unions, and i think it's really important. i know this has to go to the budget and finance committee, so i would urge your support in moving this forward to the budget and finance committee at this time with a recommendation. >> supervisor safai: great. so are you making a motion -- so a motion's been made to send this to the budget committee
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with positive recommendation. can we do that without objection? without objection. thank you. [ gavel ]. >> clerk: it's my understanding this will be forwarded to the budget and finance committee. i don't believe there's a recommendation involved. >> supervisor safai: can you do that any way? >> clerk: i can note it. >> supervisor safai: deputy city attorney, can we make a positive recommendation to another committee? >> mr. givner: department city attorney jon givner. good timing, yeah. under the board rules, the committee can just refer it to another committee, rather than recommending it to the board, but he can recommend it -- >> supervisor safai: but we can't make a positive recommendation to another committee? >> mr. givner: correct. >> supervisor safai: okay. just for future -- i just wanted to know. so please note it, and we'll send it over to the budget committee. >> clerk: i will do so. >> supervisor safai: thank you, mr. clerk. please call items number -- can
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we do items number three and four together? they'll present separately, but i'd like to take public comment on them collectively, because i know there's a lot of members of the public that would like to comment on both items. >> clerk: yes, that is -- >> supervisor safai: okay. so please call item number three and four together. >> clerk: number three is an item rejecting the mayor's appointment of -- [inaudible] >> clerk: item number four is an item approving, rejecting the mayor's nomination deon roker to the police commission for a term ending june 30, 2022. >> we're going to call miss l taylor up to present. we'
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we a i'll go excessively, and then, we'll open it up for public comment so we can move the agenda. you may proceed miss taylor. >> thank you. i'm honored to be here. thank you, supervisor safai, supervisor stefani, supervisor yee, and i want to thank my mother, who who flew all the way out here from the bronx. she has a full-time job, and she flew out to surprise me last night, june taylor, who's here. >> supervisor safai: okay. i want to recognize the mom. >> and i also want to thank my family, my friends and colleagues, and supporters from the community who have all come out today. i really appreciate it and am touched and honored. my name is demali taylor, and san francisco has been my home for almost 12 years. i wasn't born here. i was born in jamaica. i moved here when i was 12 to the bronx with a single mother who raised two daughters on a
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secretary's salary. i put myself through college. in college, i took the test and became a united states citizen. after college, i had the good fortune of being accepted to yale law school. now people like me don't go to places like yale, but i did, and that was the start of my legal career. and now, 16 years later, i've spent half that career as a prosecutor and half as a defense attorney. as a prosecutor, i worked closely with the san francisco police department, first as an assistant district attorney, fighting for domestic violence victims, and then, also, as a federal prosecutor, where i handled violent crimes and organized crime cases. i witnessed the brutal, gruesome things that people with do to other human beings, and there again i fought for victims of crime who are often
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poor, under served minorities, including women who were the victims of physical and sexual violence. i've watched law enforcement do brave, compassionate and amazing things, and it's undeniably true that many in law enforcement are my heros, but that comes with a great responsibility. people often interact with law enforcement at the worst times in their lives, sometimes when unspeakable things have happened to them, and so how the police respond is everything. whether chinese or spanish speaking domestic violence victim who finally finds the courage and declaration to call the police on the person she loves find support or will she feel alienated by officers who don't speak her language or show compassion. will our young black boys and girls want to grow up wanting to be police officers because they have models they know and admire? the answers to those questions will define us as a city.
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the city needs to feel connected to their police department, and sfpd has to do a better job of earning the trust of that community that places their trust in them. d.o.j. report was disturbing. i liked some of the progress that the department has made to respond to the d.o.j. recommendations, but there's a lot of work left to do, and that's why i hope to serve. as a black female immigrant to the u.s. who spent much of her career working with law enforcement, i believe that i can understand and speak to the needs of both the community and law enforcement, and i can hit the ground running and get to work quickly. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you. is there -- >> good morning, supervisors, supervisor safai, supervisor yee, supervisor stefani, and members of the public.
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first and foremost let me start off by saying that i'm absolutely elated that i've been nominated by the mayor for the san francisco police commission. my name is deon j.buchter. i've moved family here since i've been here. i'm the first in my family to have received an undergraduate degree, the first in my family to receive a master's degree, and the first in my family to leave the central valley which is where i'm from, down in fresno to come to a major city, the phenomenal city called san francisco. in the time that i've been here, i've worked countless hours alongside many of the people that he sue here in the room developing programs for young people here in san francisco, whether it's workforce development programs or educational programs inside of the schools, i have
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dedicated my life's work to public service, which is why i think i'd be a phenomenal fit for the san francisco police commission. let me take things back a little bit and talk about my interest in the commission. it was actually growing up in fresno where my uncle was actually a cop for 31 years that really sparked my interest in law enforcement and what that meant. over the course of this 31-year career, i got to talk to him about being a beat cop, spending time in our communities and spending time in our school system, so much so that when i was in elementary schools, we had police officers and firefighters that would come into the schools to talk about those careers and what it meant to be a public servant, and that resonated with me, so much so that after i graduated from college, i actually took the test to become a police officer myself. fortunately and unfortunately, i scored in the 80th percentile, and at the time, they were taking folks in the 90th percentile, so i wasn't
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accepted. i immediately went to work for a nonprofit working with young people who were being released in our communities who were on parole, and that's when i first got introduced to public service and what it can look like and what it's supposed to be, during my time in san francisco and even as of lately and recently, there were some things that we were doing as it relates to the department of justice and the recommendations that have been put forth. when i sit down and look at the d.o.j. recommendations, and we're looking and talking about the biases, a young development this summer we employed 100 young people working directly with the sheriff's department and sfpd to over come some of these implicit biases that we know we have within the department. by having them spend time with those young people out in the gardens and the fields, we began to bridge the gap in relationships that we need to do so in order to strengthen our communities.
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also, at young community developers, we recently shot a documentary called the chop shop, where we sat down with law enforcement on both sides and brought in key stakeholder community members to sit down and have some of these conversations and dialogue that we're having at the san francisco police commission meetings, even currently. so with that being said, the things that we've been able to do within our communities, and the things that we still need to push forward, i would love to be at the forefront of that. i think it was our 44th president, barack obama who said trust between law enforcement agencies and people they protect is essential in a democracy. it is key to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services. and that's what i hope to bring to the san francisco police
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commission if so moved forward. thank you for your time. >> supervisor safai: thank you. so we're going to go ahead -- i'm going to go ahead and move to public comment, and then, i'll open it up to questions to our panel or committee here after that. please come forward. >> my name is vanessa taylor, and i am demali taylor's sister. i feel what that distinguishes here is her character. my sister is one of the most generous people i know. when she first became an attorney and received her first year end bonus, she used that money to make me and my daughter to italy for my birthday. when i decided i wanted to become a paralegal, she gifted me money for my first semester's courses.
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she was no less generous prior to becoming an attorney when her income was modest, always opening her heart and pocketbook to help a family member in need. my sister is one of the most loyal person i know, probably the most loyal person i know. her diversion to me and my daughter, her family, and the community is undeniable. i can always count on her to show up. when i needed to have surgery, she dropped everything to be by my side, and when my daughter was having difficulty in college, and she worked tirelessly to helped find a solution. she's always positive and always able, somehow, to stay calm under pressure. my sister inspires me to be brave, to always standup for what's right and just, even if it's unpopular, and to work hard. and believe me, she is the hardest working person i know by far.
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she's a pillar of strength, a source of hope, and a place of love. denali is dependable, kind, and trustworthy. most importantly, she is a good human. it is without hesitation that i recommend denali taylor for the police commission. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisor safai, yee, and stefani. my name is linda fedici richardson, long time bayview-hunters point resident. this is a delightful day for the african american community, and i've known denali tailor for years. mr. 3wrd uchter is a young man that i personally and a lot of the members of the african american community, some of them are here today, and some of them are not here, but
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they've asked us to convey their endorsement of the two people that you have in front of you. let me talk about deon j.buchter. aside from the credentials of denali or deon, we know they have what it takes to be police commissioners in san francisco. but let me just talk about integrity and the kind of support that we need, and the trust. the at-risk youth population is the population that deon j. booker is working with. this man had the opportunity to work in the private sector. he said miss richardson, a group of leaders, he said i'd rather work with this community. i think i bring a lot to this communities. i want to work with them, work with the police department trying to provide the workforce development. that's why we have shimon walton running for district ten
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supervisor. they're doing the work that you have invested and say that they all need to do. so they are here today and by giving your enforcement to these two people, you are sending a strong message to the african american community that you respect them, and this city hall is now ready to be fully engaged. i think we can hold the police department to be accountable, but ittic at thats people with integrity to be able to -- >> supervisor safai: thank you. thank you, commissioner. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. thank you for giving me this opportunity to endorse denali tailor. i am denali's brother-in-law and a resident of the bay area. i'm going to talk about her
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dedication to family and the community. recently she has been busy helping her niece with her college life and transition to adult hood. she is fiercely protective of her sister vanessa, when vanessa and i first began to date. her high energy commitment to family value shines with core values of caring and compassion. in law school, she helped devise a program where she mentored to inmates. she worked with the log cabin ranch school for troubled juvenile youth. finally, i want to speak to her work with a traumatized family whose son was murdered near oakland airport in 2013. as assistant u.s. attorney, she took on the case, even though it was clear it would be very difficult to prosecute. she was deeply moved by the
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grief and loss to the family, especially the mother and sister of the victim. she promised them that she would do her utmost to bring the perpetrator justice. she gave her all to the case, to the point where the mother expressed worry about her health, telling her she looked like she was losing weight. she told her she would rest and eat only after she obtained a conviction. she was able to obtain a murder conviction against the perpetrator. after the trial, she learned the victim's sister said when and if she had a child, she would name her demali. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. thank you for giving us this opportunity to speak today. my name is nicole cunningham and i'm a resident of bayview and i've been born and raised in san francisco for 41 years. i would like -- i don't know any of these two young people who are running, however, i did
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hear them speak about a week or so ago, and i appreciate what she shared. i come from a background of having a police officer as a father, so one of the main things that i'm pushing for is mental health for police officers on ongoing basis, drug and alcohol testing, and i brought this up in a meeting with them. i am a product of witnessing abuse in my household, so i appreciate the relationship that demali comes from, and that source of being able to understand and push through that. so i'm being able to make sure that my vote goes for her as well as d.j., to make sure they represent people who look like me, who look like other restrict haves, who look like my parents, and also police officers who were actually going to do the work. i am of the belief that bias training is absolutely necessary, and the public should know what that looks like. i love the fact that d.j. is involved with the youth.
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i have a son who is 14 years old, and i would not encourage him to be a police officer. the fact that you have the y.d.c. that is pushing forth having 100 kids being involved in the community to let them know their ways to become officers to build that relationship is really important. this is a side note, but i want to say this. someone asked me to make sure that i bring this up for the asian community, that they are following the rights of the on-line services for them to make sure that the police commissioners are having languages or information in their language on their website so that folks can have access to that and complying with the language access order, so i believe -- >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. my name is mallory gaston. i'm here to endorse demali
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taylor. first and foremost, i've known here since she's been here. utilize our facilities over the last 12 years on and off, and throughout that time, i -- not only am i impressed with her rece resume, i'm pretty sure we all are, but the way she interacts with all the people that she come in contact with, i think it's going to be necessary to do this particular job, the complexities of overseeing the police department and the community, interaction between those two entities. i totally believe she has all the necessary tools to make that happen. i think i'll kill it with that. thank you so much. >> supervisor safai: next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. my name is susan murphy.
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i want to share a little of who i am. i'm an advocate and activist 40 years in bayview-hunters point. i had brought assistant programming in h.r.c. i want to show how vested interest i have in my community as well as the passion i have for my community. i've been with faces as the workforce director for the visitation valley neighborhood access point, which i run. i've worked with d.j. since he's gotten here, and i need to be able to partner and collaborate with people who can get projects to come to fruition. for instance with y.c.d., i managed mayor lee's program where you have to be high risk and in targeted neighborhoods. i had 12 students. six are doing extremely well. i actually ran into one when i
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was on my way here. i was extended to work at the san francisco library for his fourth year. i also had two who were able to get off a gang injunction, and i also had one at the time who's making $13. now he's making 24, helping to rebuild sunnydale housing. we need to be on the ground, boots on the ground, face-to-face with the candidates, with the clients, with the community, who we serve and know what their needs are because we're right there with them. i've worked alongside d.j. he's involved in the community, he's a leader for the organization, innovative, and effective. more importantly, my community, you have to show by your actions and follow through that we can trust you. i trust d.j. thank you for this opportunity. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, chair safai,
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members yee and stephanie. my name is bruce saget. i'm speaking in support of the nomination no, sir the appointment of deon j.buchter to the police commission. currently deon is a colleague of mine on a volunteer board. in our roles we have many conversations discussing a variety of issues impacting our community. i thoroughly value his contributions, perspectives and insights. outside of board business, i've gotten to know him through our extended networks. i've had many conversations with him regarding controversial political and community topics. i've always found him to be extremely thoughtful, candid and respectful. in many cases we come to agreement on the issue. what i find most rewarding is when we disagree. he respectfully explains his perspective while acknowledging mine. we can either come to agreement, compromise or agree to disagree. no matter what the outcome, we always know we are heard.
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we both have taken away some new information and perspectives, and as far as i know, he never takes anything personal. in most case, the things brought before the police commission are by definition controversial, and d.j. has clearly demonstrated he has the skill sets necessary to be an effective member of thisition commission. thank you for the opportunity to provide this public comment, and i hope that you will apply deann j.'s nomination, moving it forward to the full board. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning. thank you, chair safai and supervisors stefani and yee for this opportunity. i'm here to speak in support of the nomination of demali tailor to the police commission. though we have not spent a lot of time knowing each other in this community as a long time
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advocate for mental health reform and criminal justice in san francisco, it became abundantly clear in my first meeting with her she has the determination and discernment to help us understand how deeply important it is that we steward trauma in hur communities as we move forward with reforms within our police department but on a larger examination to the intersection of public safety and public health, demali through her years as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney has seen how the system continues to work as it's built much to the detriment of many women and people of color, and i think that she has both the technical skill and the deep well of compassion to be an effective commissioner for the city of san francisco, so i thank you for your time. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning.
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thank you, chair, safai, supervisor yee, and supervisor staff knee. my name is susie loftus. i may -- the mayor has selected two incredible candidates to serve on the police commission, but i'll speak to demali. when i was serving as a line attorney, then district attorney kamala harris gave me a job. she was creating a hiring committee and gave me one job. she was commit today attracting the best and brighest lawyers and recruiting them to serve as local lawyers where she believed the best work could be done. this is where i met him. at the conclusion of the interview, i told my colleagues
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this woman is exactly what we've been tasked to find. she's a star. she's fair, she's smart, and she's committed to doing what's right. one of my colleagues grumbled, she won't stay here for long, to which i replied for however long she wants to be here to serve the people, we will be lucky to have her, and so it was. she came on board and served with me at the d.a.'s office. she was a tremendous prosecutor letting fairness and justice be her guide. she has served as a prosecutor and defense attorney, a former pedigree to my former colleague, julius turman. this job requires rigor, incredible legal skill. she has all of it and she's deeply committed to doing what's right. i know you care incredibly in advancing incredible
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candidates, and she and d.j. are certainly that. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you. >> i'm shelby bryant, to speak on behalf of bright line. we are here to speak on behalf of d.j. buchter. bright line has worked with d.j. when he was the executive director of the southeast community facility commission. we worked closely with him to host our 2016 bayview hunters policy conference at the organization to discuss antipoverty work including environmental justice issues, workforce development and violence prevention strategies. d.j. has the ability to work with a diverse set of stakeholders and communities, and his dedication to community
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is evident in his service over the last eight years. given the important work ahead, the police commission would benefit from someone like d.j. who has extensive knowledge and ties to the community. thank you. >> supervisor safai: next. >> how's it going? good morning, commissioners. i just want to say, i'm dennis, san francisco native, small business owner in the mission district. i'm here to support demali tailor for police commissioner. i'll keep it short and simple. from my time knowing her, she's incredibly fair. she enjoys working with other people, and she clearly truly cares with the surroundings of her neighborhood and her surroundings, so i fully support her nomination. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors.
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my name is cory monroe. i've worked for 18 years with the san francisco unified school district. i'm here to support deon j.buchter. he's a great guy. he came up to our school for years, doing work with the young people, him and shim shimon walton. he also did the barbour shop talks with the police and the community which is very hard to do, but mow, he went about doing it and it works. he works a lot with the police and the community and he finds ways to help people. [please stand by]
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. >> so i urge you to consider her, and thank you for your time. >> supervisor safai: thank you, commissioner. next speaker. >> my name is derek tolliver. i'm born and raised here innisk fris -- here in san francisco. both my parents are police officers, so i come from a family of law enforcement. i was one of the founding members of young community developers in 1973, product of san francisco unified school district, a graduate of stanford university. i'm the one that


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