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thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hello. i am a resident of western soma and i have been for five years. i help cofound western soma voice, and though i am not active in the c.b.d. currently, i did support the initiation. and i want to say, people that live in western soma are suffering every day. they are suffering from burglary, they are suffering from fossil break-ins, they are suffering from violence, theft, every violation of a human's rights are on offer on the streets of western soma, and the neighbors came together five years ago, or whenever it western soma was started because we were so frustrated with the state of our streets and the situation we were all living in, that is our lived experience, that is an experience no one should have to suffer.
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the city has a process for creating c.b.d. they involve the property owners deciding whether or not they want to opt into higher taxes in order to enable them to provide a bit more service. i think more service will serve us well because our neighborhood is the center of degradation in the city café sickly. laptops -- i will personally be paying this, i'm renting, i will pay indirectly, but i know the neighbors that i have met with, we want a better learning experience for ourselves. we want western soma to be livable for adults and children. there are schools on my block. it is not a state that should be tolerated in a city. honestly, the earlier speaker is right. the city should be providing these services, and should be keeping the streets clean and keeping them safe. we should not have the highest property crime rate in the
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country. that is observed. but the c.b.d. is our way of answering the situation that exists. >> thank you. if there are any more speakers, please line up now, otherwise -- >> hello. i volunteer with the coalition on homelessness, and it makes no sense to me that there should be another layer of taxes being paid and services being doled out that should already be in place. i think the board of supervisors needs to think about, okay, a where do we need more money to go into services, and put the money there. of course, we are going into homelessness. there needs to be more actual homes for people to go in. that is the solution there. proxy will be moving along very soon.
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thank you. >> thank you, nice seeing you. next speaker. >> hello, i am laying out with mercy housing, affordable housing. we have four properties in the district, and we have had great conversations with staff of the committee, as well as chris. they have done a great job educating as. unfortunately, we are not able to support the c.b.d., primarily due to cost at this time. one of our properties is proposed to be assessed at nearly $15,000 a year. so over the next 15 year, ten, actually, i only did a ten year calculation, it will be close to $20,000. that cost is simply not sustainable. mercy housing provides affordable housing to families, seniors and single individuals.
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all the properties already receive welfare checks exemption, and they are not paid real estate taxes, so our take on it is that nonprofit organizations should receive a discount on the c.b.d., and then we will reconsider our support. for now, it is primarily driven by cost. thank you. >> thank you. any other public comments on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. colleagues, do you have any comments? to see supervisor haney is on the roster. supervisor haney? >> thank you. i appreciate that, president yee i want to thank everyone who came out to this hearing, and who spoke, on both sides of the issue. i really appreciate everyone's comments, and perspective on
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this. i know that there has been literally dozens of meetings over the past number of years. i want to really think james, and your family who is here, and the entire committee for all the work that you all have done to do a tremendous outreach as part of this effort. i think that one of the things that i have seen through this process is a lot of dialogue that we need to have in our neighborhood about some of the challenges we are facing, and how we can come together to solve them. i hope that, if the c.b.d. is formed, and if the vote is successful, that this continues to be a vehicle, not just through the funds that would be spent directly on some of the things that have been discussed, but also as a way to bring people together, and create a more inclusive environment in all of its diversity. thank you to everybody who voted in -- and the potential
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formation. i think that we look at the results today as well, and we will see how it turned out. we know that western soma is an area that has had such a tremendous need for services. is one of the areas of our city that has the highest numbers of calls for service, whether it is sidewalk cleaning, challenges around safety, certainly we have a high concentration and need around our homeless population, and i agree with a lot of what i have heard. i hope that the c.b.d. as part of the solution to help connect people with services, to help get them support, to do it in a compassionate way, certainly i will be working very closely with you all to make sure that is the case. i think that the c.b.d. can be part of the solution. we have for c.b.d. his in district six. i have seen the tremendous work they have doing been doing. i'm a resident of the tenderloin c.b.d., and the work around safe passage, the pitstop staffing,
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providing partnership with n.g.o.s like lava may. a lot of the service the services we know can make communities better, and can bring us closer and can be provided by the c.b.d. again, i want to thank the steering committee. i want to thank all of the residents and property owners who participated in this. it is my goal to have this be the beginning of working very closely on these issues with you all. it is certainly an area that needs more support, more attention, and i think the c.b.d. can be part of the solution. i have seen it in other parts of our district, and i think we can see it happen in west soma. i also want to thank the staff from oewd, chris, helen, steve, and supervisor kim, who was closely involved in this effort. i kind of came on here to see it through to the ends. thank you to everybody for an extraordinary effort to get to
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this point. there's one thing i want to ask of my colleagues in terms of the next steps. they are going to count the votes and if there is no majority protest, what i would like to do is to actually ask for a continuance to vote on this. what you heard from some of the comments, particularly from mercy was this question about the way that we assess some of the nonprofits, and particularly the affordable housing. there's still some work that we need to do to figure out what exactly we can do with affordable housing, and nonprofit property owners. i want to make sure we take a little bit more time to make sure we resolve that. i have talked to james and the steering committee folks about this. this will still form as the hearing. we will still count the votes, and i'm asking for a continuance to march 5th of item 46 so we can come to a final resolution
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around this question of how we assess the affordable housing and nonprofits appropriately. others have done that, and i want to make sure we do it in the right way here with soma west. i would like to make a motion to continue item 46 to march 5th. it may happen now, or it may happen after they come back, and have the final results for it. >> there has been a motion to continue item 46, and seconded by supervisor peskin. the motion was made by supervisor haney. procedurally, madam clerk, we should go through the whole hearing. >> procedurally calculable close the hearing, that will trigger the department of elections to begin the tabulation of the votes, and then they can return those votes to the board. once we report them to the board to, then you can take this motion to continue item 46 to march 5th.
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>> thank you very much for the clarification. are there any other comments from my colleagues? seeing none, this hearing has been heard, and is now filed. we will now adjourn from the committee of a whole, and reconvene as the board of supervisors. okay, the department of elections will come -- count the ballots cast, and will return with a final tabulation later in the evening. we will come back to item numbe. we will now continue with the remainder of the agenda. madam clerk, let's go to roll call for introductions. [roll call] >> supervisor mandelman, your first up. >> i'm calling for hearing of the city's collection and analysis of sexual orientation and gender identity data. in 2016, the board of supervisors passed legislation offered by sick by supervisor weiner, adding chapter 104 to
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the san francisco administrative code. this legislation outlines processes for covered city departments to collect and record demographic information concerning client sexual orientation and gender identity in the course of providing direct services. with the purpose of using this data to identify the needs of lgbtq san franciscans, and evaluating whether the city is effectively and equitably meeting those needs. lgbtq people have largely been ignored in the collection of demographic information by state and local, and federal governments for decades. recently, slant -- plans add this to the 2020 u.s. census stalled in the hands of the trump administration. this lack of data has led organizations, including the centre for data administration, and equality california, to advocate for data to be collected at all levels of government to help address service disparities that negatively impact the queer community. last year, senator harris his quality act would require us to
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be added to the 2030 u.s. census, which is a major step forward, but is one that is a decade awake and fortunately caps off assess will have the opportunity to give a cutting edge of the effort to collect and analyse this data cabin as of july first 2017, the collection became a requirement for the department of public health, the marriage and housing got department of human services department of aging and adult services, department of children youth and their families, in the department of homelessness and supportive housing. in addition, contractors that received more than $50,000 a year in funds are also required to collect the data. i look forward to working with the office, and participating agencies to use this hearing is an opportunity to review each department's compliance plan, the data analysis to date, including 17, 18 year end reports, and midyear data for fiscal year 18-19, and steps taken by each department to address in the underrepresentation of lgbtq
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clients. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor mar? >> colleagues, i recently held a town hall in my district on excess funds, based on a single question. how should we invest $185 million. this question had many answers. the opportunity -- the funds that -- the opportunity that the funds have given us are deeply needed. over 100 of my constituents came out on a sunday morning to talk about their values. to talk about education, to talk about affordable housing and so much more. while the suggestions buried, one thing was clear. there are many priorities worth funding. and any proposal should seek to reconcile that, and offer balance for the diverse needs of our communities and cities. loudly and clearly, i heard from teachers and parents and students in the sunset, and also here at city hall. we need to ensure teachers are paid, and paid fairly big voters agreed by passing proposition g.
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to increase educator salaries. and through june proposition c. to fund early education and childcare. our children deserve great sheet teachers, out teachers deserve stability, certainty, and a living wage their colleagues, i am offering an amendment to the educational revenue augmentation fund, supplemental appropriation ordinance, introduced by supervisor peskin, to fully funds the gap and educator wage increases through fiscal year 2020-2021, both for s.f. unified school district his, and early educators. i'm asking supervisor if you are to introduce his amendment at the budget and finance committee meeting. i want to thank parents, educators, and united educators of san francisco for their advocacy on this, in so many other important issues back i want to thank my colleagues, and mayor breed for the valuable dialogue these funds have initiated, and i finally, i want to thank the many sunset residents who have made their
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voices heard. i am listening. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor peskin? >> thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, i'm falling last week's maybe debacle is too strong a word, relative to this board's retroactive approval of a 75 million-dollar grant agreement between the city, originally by and through h.s.a., the human services agency, subsequently through the department of homelessness and supportive housing. i'm introducing a hearing request and a letter of inquiry to understand how this occurred, and how, or whether there are other contracts that are similarly situated that should have been subject to board of supervisors approval. as we all know, because i love to talk about section 9.118 of the charter, our constitution, any contract that is over $10 million, or has increased by
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over half a million dollars, or is ten years or longer in duration has to be approved by the board of directors of this municipal corporation, and that would be us. so i'm looking forward to hearing from trent rohr at our human services agency, and i'm asking the clerk of the board to send a letter of inquiry to every department to determine whether or not they have other similarly situated contracts, and look forward to having a hearing, presumably at the government audit and oversight committee, the rest i will submit. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor ronen? >> thank you. colleagues, i have one item today. after years of discussions, and negotiations led by my predecessor, supervisor compost, last year he authored legislation to finally rename terminal one at san francisco international airport as the harvey milk terminal. after san francisco gay rights
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icon, harvey milk, he was tragically killed in 1978. the legislation, which passed unanimously, thank you all, after an outpouring of support from san francisco's lgbtq community, and outlined an explicit intention that the harvey milk terminal be a place honoring former supervisor, harvey milk, and his enduring legacy. once extensive or modelling of the terminal is completed in 2022. this legacy was to be expressed through artwork and photography inside of the terminal, and also by prominent signage on the exterior of the terminal. sadly, the san francisco airport commission has fought against these efforts every step of the way, most recently, they presented a design of plan for the terminal signage that goes against the very core of the legislation to rename the terminal after milk. under the proposed plan, the main sign on the front of the terminal with state terminal one, and huge font, with harvey milk terminal written in a much
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smaller font underneath. this is not acceptable. the exterior signage is important because it is one of the first things that visitors coming to the airport will see. the entire point of the terminal renaming is to elevate harvey milk's legacy, not to have him mentioned as a footnote. he was a pioneer leader in the lgbtq movement. in the first openly gay effect it -- elected gate in california. by naming the terminal after him, we are not just paying tribute to a slain san francisco hero, bay we are also raising awareness about the history of the lgbtq movement in this country, a movement that continues to struggle against brutal trans- phobia and homophobia. therefore today catherine introducing legislation to require the airport to change their design so that harvey milk terminal graces the entrance of the terminal and a visible -- invisible and bold letters. i want to thank supervisor mandelman for his cosponsorship
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as we take this belated step to honor harvey milk and his legacy we must do it proudly, lovingly, and without equivocation. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor. >> thank you, modem clerk. i have eight in memoriam today. i want to pay homage today to mr thomas francis murphy. we lost one recently in district 11, one of our most cherished community members. mr murphy, in the excelsior, was known as the mayor of his block on france avenue because he always had his garage door open. always greeted neighbors, and always worked really closely with folks to make the community better. he was born in ireland, march 4th, 1941, and moved to san francisco almost 70 years ago, back in 1959. where he met mary, the love of his life. they said it -- they settled in excelsior district, and he worked and lived there as a longshoreman for over 30 years.
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he was well respected in his union, and was grateful to have one of the best jobs in america, as he always said. is a proud workman, he was always working to build community and family, and working to fix the community in such a way that any time there's a project he touched, it made him get involved, and made community feel better about his involvement. whether it was helping the irish community, providing assistance to his immediate and extended family, or the epiphany parish church where he could always be counted on for help, advice, and volunteerism got into the project was completed. he spent close to 50 years as a volunteer, putting on kids' programs all throughout the district, he codirected the epiphany carnival for five years, and bingo night for ten years. he helped fix numerous soccer and baseball fields without the approval of recreation and parks, ed was always willing to give a helping hand to someone in need. during his retirement years, he enjoyed spending his days at the
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local coffee shop, walking grandmas across the park, in giving advice to me about what i needed to do as a supervisor to improve the neighborhood, or chatting with friends, talking about extended trips to his beloved home country of ireland. and then the vacation home that they were able to build and own up in the russian river. tom will be dearly missed by his family and friends. all are proud that he touched their lives. he was a loving father to thomas francis murphy junior, rosemary murphy, and a grown further to julian, miles and avalon. and the favorite uncle of many surviving nieces and nephews. his favorite dish --dash favorite quote was may the road rise to meet you and may the wind be always at your back thank you mr murphy, to your life for -- for your life and contribution to our community. >> thank you, supervisor. >> submit.
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>> supervisor walton? >> thank you, modem clerk. i have two items in memoriam, and an introduction of an ordinance. the first, in memoriam is for miss patricia thanks, on behalf of the city and county of san francisco. we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of educator, patricia thanks, who served in an exemplary manner for many years to the students in bayview's hunter's point. her dedication to excellence prepared these the students for success in school. she was one of the founding board members for a 100% college prep, and an organization that sends many first-generation african-american students to college. she was a mentor and lead by example with the students and parents in this program.
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we extend heartfelt sympathy to her daughter, sister, and other surviving family members. also, as we know, one of the worst things that is an attack on our work here the board of supervisors, and all of our work as residents of the city, is when one of our laws get challenged, and as many of you may have heard, the ninth circuit court of appeals issued a decision last week and joining the city from enforcing its ordinance, which was originally authored by supervisor weiner, and sent now -- and now senator weiner, requiring health warnings on soda adds. despite the court's decision up i alone, with supervisor brown, and committed to giving san franciscans the information they need to make informed choices to protect their health and the health of the children.
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human consumption of sugar sweetened beverages is linked to a myriad of serious health problems, including, but not limited to, weight gain, obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes, tooth decay, and other health problems. scientific evidence shows that underlying -- underlining these chronic health problems as metabolic syndrome, which is characterized by changes in the body's at normal biochemistry that can also lead to obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, high cholesterol, and visceral fat, among other health issues. i have asked the city attorney to schedule a closed session later this month for the board to discuss this case, and we have also asked the city attorney in advance of that closed session to work with me and supervisor brown on a future ordinance that protects our families by providing the needed warnings on soda adds, and
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ensure the public is well-informed about the health risk that these drinks pose. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor. president he -- yee. >> i am introducing a resolution to introduce california senate bill 50 which was authored by assembly member ash from san jose. ab 50 expands the number of subsidies in the medi-cal assisted living waiver program, to serve older adults, and adults with disabilities who can no longer safely live independently at home, i need to live in assisted-living facilities pick last year, i caught a hearing on the declining rate of assisted-living facilities in san francisco. since 2012, these facilities have decreased by 26%.
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the number of facilities has decreased even more. as a result of this hearing, we are convening with the assisted-living his facilities or group to study ways to retain and expand these critical facilities for our aging community. the work group recently published a report recommending san francisco support ab 50, as you may no caps the older population is the fastest growing age san francisco. by 2030, will become 30% of our population. yet talk most older adults live on fixed incomes, only receiving an average of $1,267 in social security per month. the average assisted-living facility clause is actually $4,382 a month. the assisted-living waiver program is funded by medi-cal, through the federal medicaid
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program, and provides daily subsidies ranging from $65, to $102, which amounts to about $1,950, to about $3,060 a month. there is a growing effort to support the community based models where older adults can age in place, instead of being sent away into large nursing facilities pick last year, and assembly member introduced legislation that would have expanded the number of assisted-living waiver slots from 12,800, over five years, totaling 18,500 slots statewide. as of january 2019, there are about 4,000 people on a state waitlist. the state legislature passed a bill. allowing instead for the
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expansion of 2,000 slots to be implemented, and assessed during fiscal year 2018 and 19. i want to thank assembly member calida for his work on this issue, and colleagues, i hope you will join me in supporting this resolution to support ab 50, to expand the medicare funded assisted-living facility program, to make sure the disability and senior community do not become homeless, are sent out of the county, but can safely age in place and the communities near their loved ones. the rest i submit. >> thank you, mr president. supervisor brown? >> thank you. today, i am asserting three pieces of legislation.
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the first piece i am introducing is to expand -- actually, i'm introducing this with supervisor peskin as cosponsor, to expand the displaced tenant housing preference to protect tenants living in housing, where affordable restrictions expire, including former redevelopment and h.u.d. finance projects that have affordability restrictions that only last for the term of the loan or contract, as well as older inclusionary housing projects that were subject to a 20-30 year affordable each restriction. the preference is currently only available to tenants displaced by owner moving evictions, or fire. and affordable restriction expires property owners and are no longer, under a legal or requirement to maintain a low market right -- below market rents. they can raise it for existing tenants. in recent years, we have seen examples of these affordable
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iterations in south beach marina apartments, bay said village, and 737 post in d3. affordability recently expired at the fillmore center in my district, and other h.u.d. finance projects and early inclusionary projects are due to expire over the next decade and more. these projects represent hundreds -- and thousands of affordable units. mo hcd is working hard to ensure permanent affordability for as many tenants of the fillmore centre as possible, as well as other yet to expire projects. but for others, those who can't stay, we need options. that is why i want to make sure we are providing affordable housing preference for tenants who, through no fault of their own, face a loss of housing, simply because an affordable
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restriction is expiring. my legislation proposes to expand the displacement tenant preference to include tenant, whose rents will increase to 40% or more of their income during the loss of government issued affordable restrictions. i look forward to working with you to pass this legislation as quickly as possible, as we have to have this important additional protection in place for tenants. my second piece, i'm also introducing legislation and collaboration with the department of environment that supports the goals for the city to achieve a net zero emissions by 2050. like our state, the city has always been a global leader on climate action. in 2011, we were among the first cities in the country to pass an energy benchmarking ordinance requiring commercial buildings to measure and report their energy use. since the ordinance went into effect, we have seen an average of a 6% decline in private-sector buildings' energy
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use. for municipal buildings, at 26.5 reduction in energy use since 2009. following up on the success, in 2015, california passed a law to require annual benchmarking, and public disclosure for large commercial, and multifamily residential buildings to statewide. the intent of this legislation is simple. you can't manage what you don't measure. by requiring buildings to measure their energy use, we can help build -- we can better help them recognize the opportunities to save and save money. the legislation i am introducing today will update the existing ordinance to conform to the state judge a mandate for multifamily residential buildings reporting, directed to direct the department of environment to work with these properties to receive and report the energy data to the state.
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the legislation will help san francisco continue to reduce its overall energy footprint, which is a key part of our city's climate action strategy for reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. i hope my colleagues will sign on with that. finally, but not least, i'm introducing ordinance with my colleagues, supervisor -- to address the vehicular homeless issue. for many san franciscans, home is on four or six wheels. however, there is a thin veil between living in a vehicle, and living on a street. in the last six months, my office and my colleague's office, have been working with mayor breed to, several departments, and the coalition on homelessness. this is a growing problem in the west coast cities. because of our growing housing affordability crisis in san francisco, we need to work upstream.
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we need to more creative solutions for low income workers, families, and the elderly, disabled, veterans, and students. we also need more time to get people into interim and permanent housing. in the meantime, we should make sure we are helping folks who are on the margins and struggling. this legislation will accomplish several things. first, it creates a vehicular triage sensor. is a pilot program. this program will provide access to showers, bathrooms, waste disposal, and a safe place to park overnight at the center will provide access to social service and case management. most importantly, it will provide a pathway to interim or permanent housing, and prevent harassment and towing with citations. this legislation also directs hs h. to collaborate with sfmta to
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develop a parking citation toe and storage fee abatement program to provide waivers and reduced parking fines and fees. this is just a first step. we want to make sure that this is a creative and sensitive -- creative essence of -- and sensitive for us to move forward to see what works. i'm looking forward to working with my colleagues on the board to, city departments, the coalition of homeless, and the community to refine this program. i want to thank my aid, supervisor's former aide to, and his current aid, monica, and the rest i submit. >> thank you. supervisor if fewer class. >> yes, i wanted to say that chinese -- today is chinese lunar new year, i want to wish everybody a very happy and healthy year of the bore.
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[speaking foreign language] >> the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor haney class. >> thank you. i am going to be introducing two resolutions today with the mayor that relate to 101 hide. 101 high it is the corner of golden gate and hide. it is an area of the city that i am sure many members of the public and my fellow supervisors are familiar with. it is the old post office that is now in the hands of the city, and will eventually be affordable housing. unfortunately, right now, the funds aren't available to actually start building that affordable housing, and for some time, it sat vacant, and in many
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cases, becoming a magnet for different types of illicit activity, so we have the opportunity, which i am incredibly excited about, not just because i a live of the block on 101 hyde, but because this will have an incredible impact on our community. we will have the opportunity to bring in an organization which is an organization that supports local entrepreneurs, mostly whom are women of color, immigrant women of color who are starting food enterprises. this is an opportunity for us to accept the 1 million-dollar gift for the site which will help create some site improvements, which will allow us to open up the business, and also approve the lease of the space. this will, in my view, bring much-needed activity to a corner that has sadly been without it
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for some time, and provide opportunities in food entrepreneurship that will be very valuable for those who participate, especially folks who live in the tenderloin. i have been working very closely with the company and the mayor's office and oewd to make sure that this is a space that is welcoming and thriving for everybody within the community, and i'm looking forward to welcoming all of you, supervisors, in a couple of months. right there at the corner of golden gate and hides. >> thank you, supervisor haney. mr president, that includes the introduction of new business. >> thank you very much. let's move on to item 48. >> at this time, the public may address the entire board of supervisors for up to two minutes on items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board to include the december 18th, 2019 special board meeting minutes, item 49
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regarding negotiations with the labor union's representing city employees, and item 50 and 51 on the adoption without committee reference. pursuant to the board's roles, director marks the board as a whole, and not to individual members of the board. if you like to display your document on the overhead projector, please state such, and remove the document when the screen it should return to live life coverage of the meeting. >> okay. let's get started. first speaker. [speaking foreign language] >> supervisors, [indiscernible] [speaking foreign language]
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>> i am here today ... [speaking foreign language] >> ladies and gentlemen, my name is abdullah saeed miguel. i spend 35 years of my life as an independent homeless advocate and community activist. when i met willie brown in 1983, i asked him to move from sacramento to san francisco. he said, what will i do there, i said you can run for supervisor like you, or mayor. he came here, and he hurried my idea, and he be coming here.
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again, i tell that to gavin newsom to be the mayor of the city. he succeeded. he is now becoming the governor of the state. you can ask then if i tell him that or not. now i tell my neighbor, supervisor, we have 1,000,003 -- how many people are going to work? as homeless? we have ten housing here. how many people are going to work? that is your business? wake up. train all the homeless people who sleep in the streets like you see no. please.
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we have ten housing, we have a new hospital in the corner of gary. we need to allow homeless to work, and we need some housing for them. matt, wake up. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i believe his time is up. >> mr president, the speaker's time is concluded. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much. god bless you. i have an operation after tomorrow. >> next speaker, please. >> yes, board of supervisors, my name is charlie peters, clean air performance professionals. we are a coalition of motorists,
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and we think that there's an opportunity at hand that we wanted to try inform you of today. a number of very important people from san francisco, such as your former mayor, who is our senior u.s. senator, has been a strong advocate for relieving the requirement for putting -- >> please speak directly into the microphone. >> he has been interested in replacing corn whiskey in our gasoline for a number of decades our current new governor of california took action on this floor as the head of the supervisors, and took action and removed it, but did not add ethanol to the gasoline, assisted by a young gentleman who was in high school who recommended to him what to do on that. he came out in the audience and shook our hands, and said he really congratulated us on that
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in 2,001 -- in 2001. every federal level legislator representing california has been in favor of the voluntary use of ethanol in gasoline. the entire california legislative sacramento representation came out with resolutions in favor of that, so the support for this is significant. our president has proposed a waiver going from 10% to 15%, at the same time, he is approving waivers which allows all the way 20. what happens when you do that is when you make ethanol, form co2, that is called bubbles, it is in your wine, and so on and so forth, and that is co2, global warming gases. you make it when you make it, you make it when you burn it to, and getting rid of that, are allowing that to be done without a waiver --
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>> this is for you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon president and supervisors. my name is tess, i'm a president of the haight ashbury neighborhood council. i call your attention to senate bill four and 50, which greatly resemble last year's senate bill 827 and 828. these bills would effectively rezone all of san francisco to permit multiunit and high-rises. we currently have a capacity of around 150,000 units, according to the planning department, and about 60,000 or so units of that 150 have already been entitled. that would be housing for about 300,000 units, and that is enough to address the amount of housing proposed in the caps off
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plan, and s.b. 50, without removing local control. s.b. four and 50, as written, will heavily impact neighborhoods without adding any funding for schools, parks, transportation. and they would hurt our opportunities to build affordable housing because developers would be cherry picking sites all over town for market rate housing, especially in neighborhoods where the price of land is less. please hold hearings on these two bills, especially in the month of february we have a chance to impact the final legislation , and after february, please make san francisco's voice known, how we feel about the loss of local control in planning. thank you
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>> supervisors, it has been brought to my attention that the mayor and some of you supervisors do not mind -- our authorities, law enforcement and city authorities to target the homeless. target our seniors. and i don't know how you all can sit down in these chambers and talk in generalities when you must know, if you are intelligent, that we have 30,000 homes owned by homeowners that are vacant. that we have 80,000 market price
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units vacant. you all sit down over here, talking generalities, you have no empathy, have no compassion, while our homeless people can especially our seniors, our elders, are dying. wake up, san francisco. not everybody can come here. it is true that this land was stolen, every square inch but don't you ever think that you can just have skyscrapers, bring in people over here, and compromise quality of life issues. i spoke today before the municipal transportation authority, and i think we need to get some attorneys to be their pro bono to sue the city. we just can't go and take our elders without giving them notice. depriving them of their medication, taking their clothing, and dumping it in
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compactors or trash cans. you cannot do that to our elders. shame on you. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. happy lunar new year. i am a resident of district four. i urge you to support the resolution that would urge the state to create a public bank license. i want to remind everyone, we are in a centennial anniversary of the only public bank in the country founded in 1919. it is the bank of north dakota. some facts about the bank of north dakota, it is had 14 straight years of record profits. the only bank to pull a profit during the 2008 financial crisis, and their main lines of business are originally eating loans for student loans, small businesses, and agriculture. a public bank is not a pie pie-in-the-sky idea. around the world they are over 500 public banks with over
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$36 trillion in assets. this is absolutely nothing radical. the resolution before you is allowing our city to have the option to go down that path. a public bank will allow our city to have more local control, self-determination, and transparency with our funds. and it is just going to require a full teamwork. there's a lot of capable and smart people in these chambers that can work with us and to the public. this is absolutely something that is going to benefit san francisco for the next 100 years. i know, as human beings, we are not naturally very good at foresight, but this is something that i think is the most critical parts because it is laying the groundwork. it is saying what is our mission and principles? what do we want the governing structure to be, as everyone in this chamber, if we work together, we can really work toward the bank that is equitable, rooted in principles of equity, racial, economic and environmental justice. i really hope all of you vote
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yes. i hope there are more cosponsors on this. we are looking forward to working with you guys in the future to make this happen. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. [speaking spanish] >> my name is stefani, and i live in district ten, and i go to school in district 11. [speaking spanish]
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>> voice of translator: i support the movement to establish a public bank because i have a dream that one day i will study at the university. i'm here to ask your support to create a public bank that could offer loans for students in their studies, because one day i would like to become a lawyer, and my family doesn't have the resources to support me and to send me to university. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. [speaking spanish] >> voice of translator: good afternoon, i am a member -- i
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live in district ten, and i also study in district ten. i'm here to support the public bank, and ask your support to move it forward. [speaking spanish] >> voice of translator: my wish is the public bank would offer affordable loans for my children so they can study in university and provide opportunities for our youth that have the dream, that they can become graduates. [speaking spanish]
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>> voice of translator: as a single mom, i have a dream to go to university, and i believe a public bank would support my dream. public bank can support so many of our communities' needs, such as financing affordable housing, in so many other community priorities. thank you very much. >> gaseous -- thank you. >> hello, my name is alyssa. i think that you should get this money from popular banks, like bank of america, and should invest in a public bank, so when i go to college, i can get loans that won't leave me in debt. i will be so thankful if you help us because all of our needs is to build a strong community and a strong future. all of us are the future. with that said, thank you so
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much for giving me the opportunity to speak. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker purities. [speaking spanish] >> voice of translator: her name is catalina and she is a member of district ten. she would like to support public bank because she would like to support ... affordable housing.
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[speaking spanish] >> voice of translator: and for the education of our youth. thank you. >> thank you. [speaking spanish] >> voice of translator: she is here in support of the public bank because she has multiple grandchildren, and she would like the public bank to help with the youth that she has in her family. [speaking spanish]
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[speaking spanish] >> voice of translator: she is here in support of her grandchildren. she is -- she wants to make sure that her grandchildren have a strong future, and that is why she is here fighting for that. she just doesn't want them to be on the streets. [speaking spanish]
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>> voice of translator: she just wants to provide good loans for the future. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hello. i am part of district 11, i'm here to ask all the supervisors to pass this unanimously to make this, from start to finish, the easiest possible that we can. i have two daughters. i am a single mother. i know what it is like. i am hoping that the use affordable loans for students will leave them without debt, unlike much of my friends and family who are in debt. i also have a vision that the public bank will help see affordable housing, not just any kind of housing, we are talking about affordable, accessible housing for low income families pick the families that have been
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the backbone of the city. thank you. please see it through. >> thank you for your comments. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i am also here to speak in support of the public bank. we are doing business with corporations that are funding dirty and polluting pipelines that produce climate change, that invest in weapons, war and private prisons, that are providing predatory housing loans that provide -- that target working-class and communities of color. is absurd that we are banking with banks that defrauded our communities and perpetuate these crises. earlier this week, we heard mayor breed that this is the city that can do, and knows how. now is a time for a big and bold solutions. the really imaginative one spirit that is why we have joined the san francisco public bank coalition, we understand we are long overdue for the kinds of solutions that can make a real difference in the lives of everyday san franciscans.
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such as financing and scaling up affordable loans for city college of san francisco state students dog providing affordable financing to expand in a huge way with the production of affordable housing, affordable loans for mom-and-pop enterprises that hope to be the legacy businesses of the future, and affordable financing to ensure we scale up our renewable infrastructure in san francisco. the list goes on. we have an opportunity to reclaim public monies and put them under democratic control. all of this for the public bank institution that can invest in racial justice and community health and well being of san francisco. the time is now, and we look to you to take action. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> my name is peter. i am in district five. i asked the whole board to support supervisor if you attach a resolution to support the creation of a public bank license. i want the city to


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