tv BOS Land Use Committee SFGTV August 14, 2020 8:15am-9:16am PDT
. >> chair peskin: good afternoon and welcome to the land use and transportation meeting of august 10, 2020. i am chair aaron peskin, joined by supervisor dean preston. i don't believe that we've been joined by our vice chair, supervisor safai, but he will be joining us, but -- we have been joined by supervisor safai. our clerk is miss erica major. miss major, do you have any announcements. >> clerk: thank you, chair. precautions are taken to a statewide stay-at-home order and all other state and local orders, resolutions, and
directives. members and the public will stay at home and participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present. sfgovtv.org and channel 26 are streaming the number across the screen. 415-655-0001. the number is is 146-247-2457. then press pound, and pound again. when there are items of
[inaudible] >> clerk: -- the system prompts will indicate that you have raised your hand. please wait for the system to say you're unmuted to make your comments when we get to public comment. >> chair peskin: thank you, miss major. colleagues, as you know, the voters of san francisco passed proposition e for housing for educators. this is a slight tweak that would run concurrently, and if approved by this body, would be sent to the board of supervisors as a committee
report. this legislation introduced by president yee relative to the mix of three-bedroom units that's been reviewed by the planning commission that has unanimously recommended this to this body, and with that, i will turn it over to president yee's chief of staff, general. >> thank you, chair peskin, and supervisors safai and preston, for allowing me to make this presentation. this would allow us to create a mix three bedrooms in future proposition e educator housing buildings. as you know, affordable is an obstacle for many families to
access housing stock, but we don't have opportunities for larger or multigenerational families to live in these housing stocks, and we want to make sure that we are establishing a principle to get a mix of two and three-bedroom housing units. we want to be able to attract workers to san francisco and retain them, so with that, we hope we can count on your support on this legislation. >> chair peskin: supervisor yee is creating a legacy around
educators, early childhood development. miss meloni, would you like to say anything? >> i would just like to say there were several public commenters which was heard at the planning commission earlier this week, including the united educators of san francisco, who voiced their support for the ordinance, and i'm here to answer any questions. >> chair peskin: thank you, miss merlone. are there any questions or comments, supervisor safai or preston? with that, is there any public
comments? >> clerk: thank you. michael michael from public works is going to let us know if there are any speakers in public comment. for those of you not in the queue, press star-three to enter the queue, and for those of you already in the queue, wait until you receive a system prompt telling you that you have been unmuted. >> chair peskin: do we have any speakers? >> there are zero callers in queue. >> chair peskin: okay. seeing no members of the public for public comment, public comment is closed. and colleagues, if there is knox, i would like to make a motion to send this item to the full board of supervisors with recommendation as a committee report to be heard tomorrow, august 11. on that motion, madam clerk, a roll call, please.
>> clerk: on that motion, as stated by chair peskin -- [roll call] >> clerk: you have three ayes. >> chair peskin: all right. next item, please. >> clerk: item 2 is an ordinance amending the planning code to reenact a provision permitting nonretail professional services above the fifrts sto first story in the chinatown community business district zoning control table, which was inadvertently deleted in recent enacted legislation. to enter t
to -- >> chair peskin: thank you, miss major. as miss major just stated, this is indeed a technical correction to an item that was inadvertently deleted, and this will reinstate the nonretail professional services above the ground floor are permitted. mr. starr from the planning department, is there anything you would like to add to that nifty synopsis that i just gave, or ms. merloni, or anybody from planning. we're fixing a mistake. >> i believe that we are satisfied with your description, chair peskin. thank you.
>> chair peskin: thank you, miss merloni. are there any questions or comments from members? seeing none, is there any public comment on item number 2? >> clerk: thank you, mr. ch r chair. michael is letting us know if there are any public callers. if you have not done so already, please press star-three to be entered into the queue. if you have not done so. please wait until you are unmuted to begin your comments. >> there appears to be no comments. >> chair peskin: thank you, michael. public comment is closed, and i would like to send this forward with a positive recommendation in due process to the full board. roll call on that item, please. >> clerk: on the motion as stated by chair peskin -- [roll call] >> clerk: you have three eyes.
>> chair peskin: could you please read the next item. >> clerk: yes. item number three is a reenactment of emergency ordinance, ordinance number 84-20 to establish protections for occupants of residential hoteling during the covid-19 pandemic. members of the public who wish to provide public comment during this period should call 415-655-0001. enter the meeting i.d. and president pound, and pound again. to enter the queue, press star-three or raise your hand. please wait until the system has indicated you have been unmuted to provide your comments during public comment period. >> chair peskin: colleagues, before you make a motion to continue this item and take public comment, i would like to first thank my colleague, supervisor katy tang, who is now the liaison between the
department of public health and the board of supervisors for working to attempt to craft amendments to this emergency ordinance that we previously enacted which, candidly, the department of public health, due to any number of constraints on the human resource side and the relative side, testing equipment, swabs, what-have-you, have not been able to fully implement. dr. stephanie cohen has agreed to reach out to the three s.r.o. collaboratives in the intervening week to figure out what they actually can do. i don't want to impose legislation that is unrealistic, but i do want to continue to take every step and utilize all of our resources to make sure that covid-19 does
not spread in some of the most transmissive environments in congregate setting, that being the s.r.o. hotels. with that, seeing no further comment, i'll open this up for public comment and then, i'll continue this for one week pending dr. cohen's outreach to the s.r.o. communities. madam clerk, there any public comment? >> clerk: mr. chair, michael from public works is checking to see if there are any callers in queue. i believe there's one caller in queue. michael, please let us know when the callers are ready, and go ahead and unmute them. >> hi. this is theresa flanders, seniors and disability action, and i just want to declare my
absolute support for this ordinance. it is so important, and i also want to thank the members of the board for supporting this. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you, miss flandrick. thank you, please. >> sorry. zero callers remaining in the queue. >> chair peskin: okay. public comment is closed, and i would here by make a motion to continue this item one week, to the meeting of august 17. on that motion, madam clerk, will you take a role call vote, please. >> clerk: on the motion as stated by chair peskin -- [roll call] >> clerk: you have three ayes. >> chair peskin: thank you, madam clerk, could you please read the next item.
>> clerk: yes. item number 4 is an emergency ordinance to temporarily prohibit construction projects in buildings with any residential rental units that require the suspension of water or electricity service to residential tenants without providing alternative sources of water and power due to the covid-19 pandemic. call 415-655-0001. enter the immediating i.d., and press pound, and pound again. if you have not done so already, please press star-three to lineup to speak. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted during public comment, and you may begin your comment. >> chair peskin: thank you, madam clerk. first, i'd like to start by thanking the cosponsors of this emergency ordinance: supervisors walton, ronen, and preston, and i particularly
want to thank my aide, lee hepner, as we've gotten call after call after call. as you will remember, on march 16, when shelter in place went into effect, there was a temporary prohibition on construction, and that has temporarily been eased and waived, but there are many people sheltering in place, but they are not sheltering in peace. some of this construction is essential, some of it is nonessential. there have been a handful of band actors who may be harassing and intimidating tenants out by doing nonessential construction, whereby water and electricity service is disrupted for days at a time, and this is a common sense ordinance that will allow
construction to continue on the one hand but treat tenants with dignity and respect on the other. i would like to offer a number of amendments, and i want to thank folks from the building industry and from the landlord industry for making some common sense suggestions. and let me go through these amendments. one of them -- the furtheirst s on page 2. i'd like to insert an item on-line 14, relative to the exemption of affordable housing. colleagues, this is in your hands, and as set forth in subsection e, which reads, affordable housing are less likely to be the subject of ongoing construction work. tenants in affordable housing units, including lock term tenants in that housing are
less likely to be recipients of harassment, therefore, high market rate rental units have been excluded from this exemption. on-line 7, insert, after water shut-off, exceeding two hours in a single day, the property owner provides an alternative water source, including, but not limited to, bottled or gallons of water. insert, after shutoff, the property owner provides an
alternative wat alternative source of power. line 13, strike caused by one week's advance notice, and strike the last sentence in that subsection, so it would read the -- [inaudible] >> chair peskin: -- the name and contact information of a liaison who can provide information and respond to tenant concerns. subb-1, in the event of an anticipated water or electricity shut off lasting more than two consecutive hours or four nonconsecutive hours in a single day, all impacted residents must be provided with 72 hours advance written notice. and sub-2, in the event of an anticipated water or
electricity shut off of more than two consecutive hours or four consecutive hours on two or more consecutive days or on more than three days in a single week, all impacted residents must be provided with written notice at least one week in advance -- sorry. i'm not dieing of covid-19 -- of the first weekly shut off and prolonged construction projects. subsection c. if over the course of construction, the need emerges to shut off water or power for more than two hours, construction must pause and may only resume pursuant to the notice and alternative accommodations provisions of subsections a and b of this emergency ordinance, provided, however, the department of emergency management may allow the project to continue if it will cause a great emergency
hazard. in other words, if there's an emergency, construction will continue. subsection d, if there's use of loud tools or instruments for any prolonged period of time -- [inaudible] >> chair peskin: -- if, one, a property owner and all impacted residential tenants agree to terms other than those set forth in subsections a through c, and the property owner submits an e-mail to an address established by d.b.i. reflecting the terms and duration of that agreement. or, sub- 2, all impacted residents reside in the building where all of the units have a 100% affordable purchase price or rent set at 120% of the adjusted median family
income ad determined by the mayor's office of community housing or the fair market rent area that contains san francisco, b, that does n-- fo life of the project for a minimum of 55 years, whichever is longer, by recorded regulatory agreement and consistent with any applicable federal, state, or local regulatory requirements. that is the exemption for affordable housing. and finally, on page 5, subsection 4, insert at line five, upon finding a first violation, d.b.i. shall issue a warning of property owner, along with a copy of this
ordinance. after receiving the order, property owner shall be required to send a notice to d.b.i. along with a copy to any residents impacted by this ordinance. failure to do so will constitute another violation of this ordinance, and subsequent violations, d.b.i. shall issue a notice of violation and/or other citation pursuant to its authority under the building code. so those are the changes that i would like to propose and would like to, again, thank folks in the construction and tenant-landlord industry or those suggestions. are there any questions or comments from members? supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: thank you. can we make a motion to accept these now or should we wait? >> chair peskin: i'll do that after public comment. >> supervisor safai: okay. so thank you, supervisor, for these -- i got these from your
staff as soon as you have them. really appreciate them. i just wanted to talk to a couple of things just for my own experience as a tenant right now and some of my experiences in the past, one of the things that gives me a little bit of reservation. and again, i think this is a really important piece of legislation. i understand that a lot of people are sheltering at home, and it makes sense that we should be doing this to ensure that, you know, that people aren't having to experience undue stress during these times, for sure. my question is i just think about routine maintenance. we just had a -- we had a leak in our bathroom about a week and a half ago, and they had to come shut the water off for a little more than a couple hours. so what i wouldn't want is this
to be an impediment for routine maintenance, and i just wonder if there couldn't be some kind of reference language. i see the language if d.b.i. believes this could be a health and safety issue, but it seems that some of these could be avoided with having d.b.i. in the conversation if it's just the property manager and the tenant using, you know, the kind of allowable time frame. so i just wanted to put that out there, see what you thought. i would hate to think that this would then become an impediment for routine maintenance. as i said, we had to shut our water off for a couple hours. and then, what happened -- again, you said construction inbuilding. so if there's not sewer work or electrical work related to pg&e or p.u.c.
because again, last week, just by chance, pg&e came, and they had to shut the power off for eight hours on our streets. this is construction projects in buildings with any residential units. so i just wanted to put those two things out there to see what your response was and see how you think it would play out in practice. >> so relative >> chair peskine to the former question, let me make a couple of statements. routine maintenance is something that is foreseen -- >> supervisor safai: i'm sorry. let me clarify. if there's something that arises, an emergency, a leak or something, you have to come in and shut off the water. not the routine, scheduled
maintenance. that's easy, but if you're responding to an immediate hazard, how do we deal with that in this legislation? >> chair peskin: so let me just say as a small landlord in san francisco, that has happened to me. i have had emergencies where pipes have burst. i don't think i've had any electrical emergencies, but i definitely have had water emergencies, and they've all been dealt with in relatively short periods of time. the reality is, this is going to be complaint driven. this is really directed at a number of bad actors, some of them with thousands of units, some of them with a handful of united. when we did the press conference, we did it in front of a building in my district by a woman who's clearly being harassed by a small landlord who is trying to drive her out of her mind and out of her unit despite the protections that
are afforded to her under the law, but the reality is, this is going to be complaint driven, and then d.b.i. will be able to come in there and demeray whether or not it is legitimate or not. the reality is -- and let's be real about this reality. if a pipe burst, and it took more than two hours to fix, by the time d.b.i. gets there the next day, it's going to have been fixed. as you said, and certainly in my experience, most of these things are handled in less than two hours, but the fundamental underpinning of this legislation is pretty simple, which is if you're going to shut the electricity off or shut the water off, you've got to supply alternative means of water, which could be five-gallon bottles of water or
one-gallon bottles or a generator that's enough to power a computer. as to your kpaexample, supervi safai, pg&e is not legislated by this legislation, but that could be the subject of a piece of future legislation whereby pg&e is held accountable. >> supervisor safai: no. the thing i appreciate in that situation by pg&e, they let us know a week in advance. there was noticing. we were able to prepare, make preparations. that was the thing i liked about this, that there was advance notice and follow through. i guess, my question is where did the number two hours come from? how did you guys come up with that? >> chair peskin: and i guess i just responded to that.
if you do two hours, and the project takes three hours -- and again, this is going to be all complaint driven. by the time that d.b.i. gets out there late that day or the next day, the project will be done. if you do four hours, it's going to be six hours. so this is going to be all complaint driven. not to use an old cliche, but to use pornography, d.b.i. will know it when they see that. >> supervisor safai: so your response to the two hours versus responding to an emergency if there's a leak or there's a back-up or there's a clog or if there's a blown circuit, your thing is hey, they're going to get the crews out there. if they have to shut the power
down longer than that, it's going to be complaint driven, and they'll be aware of that. and in the case of longer incidents, you've seen the parties a parties and think that this is workable. >> chair peskin: and as you've said in your earlier comments and as i've experienced as a small landlord, generally, these things are ameliorated in a few hours. supervisor preston? >> supervisor preston: it's not something strict liability, if it's 2:05, the landlord is somehow on the hook for something, it's how long the repair is anticipated for.
so i hope i'm reading that right. the issue is a repair or procedure that's anticipated to be over two hours. i don't think anybody is going to be sitting there, with a stop water, saying 2:01, there's going to be consequences. am i reading that right? >> chair peskin: you are reading that right. and furthermore, on page 5, section 4 -- this legislation is really aimed at the bad actors. upon a finding of a first violation, d.b.i. sends a warning and does a little education, so you've really got to be a bad actor before you get a notice of violation. this is actually a pretty amazing piece of legislation,
but if the bad actors intend to keep acting body, i intend to beef it up. >> supervisor safai: thank you. >> chair peskin: supervisor preston, do you have any other comments or questions? >> supervisor preston: i just want to say, chair peskin, thank you for bringing this up. i hear about this from a lot of constituents. there's a lot of discussion about evictions, moratoriums, back rent, how we're handling these issues. but some of these issues, they don't make the headlines as much, but in terms of impacting people's day-to-day lives, things like water interruption, real estate agents showing people's homes, things like that become really magnified when you're sheltering in place. so i just want to thank you and
your staff for digging in on the details of what is really a huge impact on a lot of people's lives. and to your point, chair peskin, there are so many that are going to be unaffected by this. the ones coming out and dealing with a burst pipe immediately are really going to be unaffected by this. the unfortunate reality is that there are some landlords that know that folks are stuck at home, that know that interrupting water, service, power, among other things, has a huge impact on folks, and unfortunately, as you say, are aimed at getting out long-term tenants, so this is great legislation and hopefully will deter some of those actions. >> chair peskin: thank you for those comments, supervisor preston.
if there are no further comments or questions, why don't we open this up for public comment. madam clerk? >> clerk: thank you, mr. chair. michael is checking to see if there are any callers in queue. have you have not done so already, please press star three to be added to the queue. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted, and you may begin your comment. >> i have six callers in the queue. >> chair peskin: first speaker, please. >> hi. my name is dave cunningham, and i live in district 8, supervisor mandelman's district, at 610 clipper street, and veritas-clipper is
proposing nine a.d.u.s where the parking is starting in 2021, and i would like to ask that they hold off on this unnecessary construction completely until the covid pandemic is over and we're able to go to work because i work from home, and i have to be on aulig d call all day, and it's very hard for me to make calls when they're excavating and drilling and making all kinds of noise. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> this is theresa flandrick from s.d.a. i'm glad this was created
because i know many stories from the bad actors exactly you have talked about or even work that was to be done outside, however, the workers said they had to come inside to do something and were not wearing masks, and that was the home of two seniors over 80 years old. so it's -- it's kind of sad that you even have to create this very common sense legislation is dealing with the bad actors. i like that you are dealing with that, so thank you so, so much, supervisor peskin. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello? >> chair peskin: hello? >> yes.
my name is armin blasy, and i live in telegraph hill. if you can hear this. this is what i have to live through from 8:00 in the morning until about 4:30 in the afternoon. they're drilling literally 6 inches from my feet. it's going on and on, and the landlord has given us no option on this. i have to shelter in place because of an injury, and i can't even think straight. i'm -- i'm not getting enough sleep. this is just intolerable, this whole condition, this drilling. and i'm concerned that the people who are doing the drilling aren't engineers, and they might hit -- rupture a gas main downstairs, like, below me. i don't know how this thing can be resolved. i know this has to be looked
into. my address is 2 genoa place in san francisco, and i don't know why they're doing this at this point in san francisco. it doesn't make any sense to me. i can't go outside and get away from this noise, and i'm not able to sleep at night. i'm under a doctor's care for lock of sleep, and a back injury. there's nothing i can do. i have to be on the site. i have to stay here, and it's kind of like torture. it's kind of like being in kay foreign country and being tortured and in a cell where i can't move, and i get radio blasts. any way, i hope you see this message, and i hope someone looks into this because this is ridiculous. i've called the rent board, i've called lawyers, and no one's returning my call, so i just want to thank you for this time, and i hope that my guy in
district 3 looks into this and gets this settled because this thing is going to go on for eight weeks. >> chair peskin: thank you, sir. i noticed you live at 2 genoa. i live about two blocks away. i will come and take a look at this on the way home. please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-554-7450 to discuss this further with me. next speaker, please. >> hello. this is ray tilliman. >> chair peskin: go ahead, sir.
>> hello? hi. this is ray tilliman in district 6. i'm in mat haney's district, and i'm in geary street, located at geary and hillman. i've had the pleasure of going to city hall numerous times to discuss this landlord. we're in a situation where there's a major covid virus happening. to get away from all of the issues of paying rent, which is very difficult in a subsidized building, with big segments of our economy that have been shutdown. we've been trying to pay rent, and we've had our water and services shut off. we have homeless people vomiting and defecating. i've been infected by it, and i come in to wash, and there's no
water. i've had to go to my next-door neighbors to wash up after cleaning vomit off our steps. construction people track that in to our lobby. i also suffer from asthma. this is a comorbid issue. this could lead to my death if i go to kaiser with a lung compromised by asthma due to the plaster dust. i'm fed up, and it's a woeful disregard for human life, quite frankly. we need to be human and get it together a little. that's my comment. >> chair peskin: thank you, sir. next speaker, please. >> hello, this is anastas
anastasia yovannopoulos, a tena tenant advocate. we were called to a [inaudible] and they were converting apartments as soon as people moved out, subdividing apartments, and they had a terrible time with the noise, and they shut off them all. so i'm appreciative that supervisor peskin has put in the requirements to give notice, give notice of -- for the two days and the other longer notice, because that's important to tenants, especially during covid. you don't have water, you want to know how long that's going to be shut off, and when, so you can make your plans.
thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name's susan marsh, and i'm a tenant activist, who among other things, have worked with the veritas tenants. as you know, the tenants have been subject to harassment during this pandemic, which of course could be deadly. make no mistake about it, they are bad actors. they have a reputation of doing this before the pandemic, and that's no accident. their business model, and the business model of their emulators depends on this. once again, this could be deadly. this needs to be stopped. i thank supervisor peskin for introducing this legislation, and i strongly urge you to pass it. >> chair peskin: thank you, ms. marsh. next speaker, please.
>> hi. i'm calling to support the emergency ordinance that supervisor peskin has written. you know, people are experiencing, with the pandemic, they're worried about contracting a virus, they're experiencing significant anxiety, and they shouldn't have to deal with anymore stress on top of everything that they're already dealing with while sheltering in place, and also worrying about rent. putting forth this emergency ordinance is the least we can do for people in this situation. thanks. >> chair peskin: thank you for your comment. >> clerk: next speaker, please. >> this is jonathan randolph. thank you for the legislation, supervisor peskin, and thank you for the amendments.
i am a little bit concerned along the same line as supervisor ahsha safai's concerns. a couple of months ago, one of our tenants had a leak, and together, we unscrewed it, and we found that the item wcartris defective, so we went to home depot to replace it. what if home depot were not open? it would have been overnight. i think we should have a -- you know, i think there should be language that would make it so that it's not illegal to do things in good faith because i don't want to -- you know, i
don't think it's a good idea to make things illegal even though they're necessary. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you. and to the last speaker, and i don't want to be argumentative, in a case like that where it went on for an extended number of hours, i would assume that you or i as decent landlords would figure out how to provide alterna alternatives of water or power. >>, like, wat >> like, water bottles? >> chair peskin: exactly. that's what the legislation says. >> hi. i'm a veritas tenants. i'm in support of the legislation and what the legislation says because veritas has been increasingly -- how do i say
this in proactive during to construct, to build -- to have people that don't live in my building enter my building during the pandemic. there's been a tremendous influx, it seems like more than before the pandemic, which is disturbing. i've experienced a number of incidents. for instance, this afternoon, i was walking my dog -- i was trying to get into this meeting, and before i got into the meeting, i was walking my dog. one of the workers wasn't wearing a mask, and i asked him to wear a mask, and he called me a faggot. it just shows that veritas has acted in terribly bad faith, and during a pandemic, it's just not safe to bring people in here. there's no contact tracing, and
they're not taking precautions before they enter the building. i thank supervisor peskin for passing this, and thank you so, so much for what you're doing. >> chair peskin: thank you, and i am sorry for what you're going through. next caller, please. >> there are no further callers in the queue. >> chair peskin: are there any other members of the public that wish to comment on this item? going once, going twice -- >> we have one public caller. >> chair peskin: oh, go ahead. >> hi, supervisors. thank you for the opportunity. i think i didn't raise my hand. this is charlie goss with the san francisco apartment association. i certainly understand wanting to protect tenants from disruption for voluntary work. we would ask that you all consider creating an exemption
for code-mandated work. providing alternate water doesn't seem to be problematic, but we are concerned about alternate power. if you're providing a replacement battery for a laptop, that's one thing, but if you need to provide alternate power for a 50-unit building, that's another thing. bringing in a number of generators would also increase the noise. supervisor mandelman has extended one tier of the four-tier seismic retrofit mandate. so we're concerned that the effect of this ordinance is that it will postpone code mandated work, so we would ask that you create an exemption, and then also extending the deadlines for the tier one, two, and three retrofits as well as the panel upgrades for next summer.
certainly under the intent of the ordinance. the city has some deadlines coming up for code mandated work and residential deadlines. we'd just ask that you consider that. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you, mr. goss. and just so that we're clear, the electricity replacement standard is that which would allow internet use; that that's a standard in this legislation. but insofar as the city attorney has determined that the amendments that i've made are substantive, i do intend to continue this item for one week, so that gives us a week to discuss the items that you raised. so are there any other members of the public who would like to comment on this item number 4? >> there is one remaining caller?
>> chair peskin: okay. next speaker, please. >> hello? >> chair peskin: hello? >> hello? >> chair peskin: hello. >> hello. my name is sean tiegren, residential builders association. i'm calling to say, i do appreciate the amendments, but as an overview, construction is exploratory and reactionary in nature. we don't know what we're going to find when we open up these walls, so once we open up, these legislation or these amendments will give us a platform to make the necessary adjustments and facilitate some form of a quick fix, and then, if more work is necessary, with the proper notification, we can go further. it allows good actors to do what they need to do while combatting abuse.
it's temporary, it should be here for three or four months, and it's something we can all live with. it's a difficult period that we're all living through, nobody can deny that, and we're all willing to roll up our sleeves and do what we need to do to make this tolerable for everybody. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you, mr. tiegren and let us never make the enemy of the good. are there any other members of the public who would like to testify on this item number 4? madam clerk? >> clerk: mr. chair, d.t. is checking to see if there are any callers still in queue. >> there is a caller on the line. >> chair peskin: next speaker, please. >> hi. i'm a veritas tenant, and
veritas is proposing completely unnecessary unit additions to my building, and i'm wondering if we couldn't completely ban unnecessary construction during covid-19. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you, sir. seeing no other members of the public on this item, public comment is here by closed. [gavel]. >> chair peskin: colleagues, i would like to make a motion to move the previously-read-into-the-record amendments. on that motion, a roll call, please. >> clerk: on the motion as stated by supervisor peskin -- [roll call] >> clerk: you have three ayes. >> chair peskin: and then, i'd like to make a motion to continue this item one week to the meeting of august t17, 202,
wherein i intend, if there are no substantive amendments, to send this to a meeting with a committee report on august 18. roll call, please. >> clerk: on the motion as stat stated by supervisor peskin -- [roll call] >> clerk: you have three ayes. >> chair peskin: we are adjourned. >> supervisor safai: thank you. c
health crisis and where do we go from here. today i'm joined by our department of public health director. today we have six thousand ninety two cases and sadly sixty seven people have died from covid. until we have a vaccine and until we are in a better place, we know that we need to continue to socially distance ourself from one another. wear our mask as much as possible and follow our public health guidelines. we know that for months to come, this is something that we are unfortunately going to