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these breakout sessions. stopping to talk about what the issues are, thinking about ideas and the future. there are two things that i live by. most of the problems at the end of the day, then i do not stay very involved. and working with bluegrass, i was inspired by the way that you operate your business is in dealing with its complexities. abc licensing and i do not know if i can raise this quietly and
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then stepped off stage. i will try. on the licensing issue which is a foul day that falls on him i will work out my recommendations. we have a 20 day extension allowed. now, that said, if you have this as of veil license and you can contact them at 543-1049.
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i can only say that we will work with you and tell you what we are doing. to know -- do not wonder what is going on. the other issue is parking lot issues. we were in a meeting two weeks ago who did the rationale apnea ryan and and i saw a rough reflection on the venue. i think that there is legislation going through to deal with that. the police code, which took effect late last year, took the process of parking lots in the hands of the police department.
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it is an annual inspection, as well as an analysis of the location if you have a parking lot -- may be the operator leaves at the clock and cornell i want to shoot you -- sheet those questions directly on to the alcohol liaison unit. they will make sure that the proper people are involved, or they will be in it themselves. there is a revocation process. we can talk with them than about things like lighting, security, who is that the lot and what hours. that kind of stuff. i hope that the discussion have
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been i am glad to take any question if anyone has them. let's [inaudible] i appreciate your approach in your thoughts. i have always felt that is -- it is a very slow city.
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wax [inaudible] -- >> [inaudible] people in the department have had attitudes around night life, i felt they were counterproductive. when i worked for hours on a new leather bar on bolten street, they were trying to limit the hours to midnight for nights per week. a perfect way to close a business. [laughter] i think they have done such a great job. this is just a commercial. an award is rent -- deserved for the people who are responsive, putting in a big picture.
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i really appreciate that you will be able to get it done for us. i appreciate that. >> so much of what she said resonated with me. i cannot say enough about david and his crew. they are so on top of things. where are things on the process? give them a call and you will find a very open door. i lived in the city. i left for six months once that i could not stand it. i do take advantage of the night life. probably more restaurants these
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days. talking about job creation and economic vitality, we do not turn the lights off when the folks are gone. lots of people are out in the still thank you for -- in this. thank you. [applause] >> i wanted to explain a bit about the break out. if you could say, i hope that you will. i think that this is one of the most important parts of this. one, getting you all in a room together. you are in your venue all of the time. when you are not there, you go home and are with your dog, or whenever. obviously, i want you to meet
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each other. breakouts, i will try to create four if we can. two groups. one will be in the small room. i was going to try to do two on either side of this room. do your best. there will be someone in the group to redo what we can. this is great. thank you for coming. i really appreciate it.
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[applause] arewebcastinwe are webcasting . supercool, i think. to do that well, we need to be amplified a bit. i know that we lost some folks. nick, did you take notes? what i wanted to do was have you come up here. we were all in different groups and hopefully we have things to learn from each group. quickly, because i know it is getting late, vaj, do you have your notes? did we wind up with four or
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three? this seemed like a great session. we do have another microphone, if there are questions that come up. but i think that these will be closing comments. >> you can correct me, if you heard something different, but i heard points one, too, and three were a more pro-active police presence. proactive policing, instead of just responses to emergencies and deterrence. in general, there seemed to be a sentiment of a bid of nickel and dime business. whether through fees or regulations. or a sense that we have to do a
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better job to make sure that regulations are appropriate, fair, and balanced. one more, dealing with neighbors. we can do a better job of trying to address people's complaints in a constructive way. trying to figure out a way to deal with components that do not go away, even if other people do not think that there is a problem. that is what i heard. anything else the to would like to that? -- that you would like to add? >> with my group, some of the three big points that were discussed, the first was uniform signs. right now a lot of venues have signs about being respectful to
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the neighbors. they will use certain code language, like no loitering. but those signs, in different shapes and colors. they are talking about making sure that every venue had the same language, looking venue. wd idea, it is uniform, people see it. not only in north beachx%gsj maybe city wide. the next is temporary taxis jones in and around clubs on the weekends. it is 2:00 in the morning. it is hard to get a cab. if we could put in temporary tax rezones friday and saturday night, it would be easier for people to find cabs to and from then use. last, more light.
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i know we talked about cities, areas where there is a lot of venues packed into a few blocks. they will actually bring in temporary light towers. the last thing is organization. as venues, it is really important that you come together, whether it be in cmac,
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or your smaller organizations, so you can work together, have one voice to work with city government. >> that is a perfect segue. i was in the group with south of market, bayview. we talked a lot about organization, communication with the police department's. something that i wrote down that i did not even know, if you feel like you need to call the police, you should. if you do not feel at 911 is appropriate, use 553-0123. i did not know that. that is a direct line where you can get an ambulance. we also talked about -- the commander talked about -- your
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relationship with your police officer. the captain said he intends to start a monthly meeting with the nightclub owners at the station. he does not want security. he wants to meet with the owners of the night clubs once a month. that is a fantastic idea. i want to plug that around to all of the stations, certainly the ones that have a number of night clubs in their area, so that that can become a routine relationship. if a capt. changes, which happens all the time, that can also continue, regardless of what capt. is there. those were the big ones. some discussion about risk-reward in using promoters.
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there was the resolution to this issue but it is something that you should leave here thinking about. some people chimed in to say that there is not a dime that they would not bother turning using a promoter if they thought there was some risk involved in that. obviously, other people feel differently. that risk- reward ratio is something that you need to think seriously about if you are going to continue to use promoters at your venue. at this point, certainly take some questions. if you are done, it is 10:04. i appreciate you all coming. we have the bac cards. -- feedback cards. i would love to hear it in e-mail form or you can call me. please use the entertainment commission as a resource, but be
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nice. you saw all of us today. we are here to help you if we can. we do have to issue some permits that those of you -- that somebody do not like, but there is. thank you. >> i just want to make a public
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statement to acknowledge that appointments to the police commission and any commission which is a policy-making body is very important. i want to encourage about keep in front of our minds the importance of not only to elect women, but to work to get more women appointed to these bodies that help make legislative decisions for our city and county of san francisco. >> i am from san francisco. i grew up in the local neighborhood. i did my under deprad wait work at fisk university, where i studied political science with a concentration in public administration and worked eight years largely in the public sector. then i earned a master's degree from carnegie melon in pittsburg, pennsylvania. i spent some time as assistant executive director for a non-profit. we did work if a lot of kids in the neighborhood. i have done fundraising for
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candidates and issues. i have experience with the federal reserve bank of san francisco. when i look around my neighborhood and see the changes that are happening, i so there is no neighborhood grocery store. i see that small businesses in particular are coming and going, and they haven't been able to really sustain themselves. from my work experience in working for the city in the mayor's office as well as in the non-profit, i had a good sense as to what some of the challenges were. when i look in the future, i could see more challenges coming. i thought i had a set of experiences and more importantly a passion and desire to serve. >> i understand that no one wants to have their programs cut. of course not. i also want everyone here to understand that no one up here wants to cut programs because they don't care about the population being served. there are no value ains here. we are all on the same team. it is a tough situation, as we are here so that we can begin the work together. >> i am actually more forward
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thinking. for me it is less about being left or right, or in this town, moderate or progressive. it is really about the issues and about creating policies that will have a sustainable and lasting positive impact on the families that live here. it is very costly and difficult to do business in sfrinls, to raise your children in san francisco, and i would like to have a voice at that table to really create policies that will minimize that san francisco is not a big business-friendly city. i think we started to go in the wrong direction. the reason why we started walking down that path largely was because of political ideology. when you deal with me, you are dealing with facts, less than politics. i really want to have a positive impact on the city overall. >> good afternoon, everyone. how are you? >> good. >> it's a nice day today. thank you for coming out to our community event. please give a round of [applause] to them. we have a lot of development going on. you see how lovely leland
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street looks. do you like it? >> yes. >> beautiful, isn't it? we are going to continue. we have a library that is going to be opening up in june. that's right. so i will see you all there at the library. there is a lot of activity going on. it is important we remain connected and engaged. >> would you mind if we were to pull the seniors together and translate for me in a mini meeting? >> yes, sir. >> what we are going ready to do is we are going to have a quick little mini meeting to -- because we didn't translate my short message before. >> i just want to say i want to welcome everyone to the event. >> we have folks in visitation valley only talking with visitation valley. we have folks in bayview again only talking in a very small corridor of 3rd straight and
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the merchant corridor. we don't have people talking to the hill merchant association, doing patch. all these fragrmented conversations are happening, largely talking about the same thing, crime, keeping the streets clean, supporting sbaubs. that is something i made a concerted effort on the campaign to build bridges. >> along third street, dog patch, and everyone along the cord door has the same complaint. >> i have the same complaint. >> we have the third street merchant corridor and an opportunity to revite lies what i consider to be the main artery of the business district. it is a pretty long street. there is a lot of opportunity there. let's not squander that. when we recruit businesses, we want it to be a healthy mix that reflects the cultural history of the southeast part of the city. we are all human, and how to
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connect with that human spirit, whether you are in public housing, own your own property, or if your asian, african-american, male or female, we are really a community. when we start to realize and move in the direction of being humans and having this human experience and connecting together, really if you will, being each other's keeper, then san francisco really begins to continue to thrive.
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