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together ♪ [applause] >> we should just end there. >> there is almost perfect parity. we tried to preserve the tenderloin. we failed. >> hold on for one second. ladies and gentlemen, please start again. >> i am kind of fast. in a political system that only has two viewpoints, people just need to take care of their own traditionalists. your style meant secondary issues like the tenderloin did not get the attention it deserved. i request the same things everybody else is requesting, the small change, mainly to save the bristol hotel and marina manor.
if you are trying to keep district 6 as a 1% district, that may be impossible. it is offered based on where we are now and europe at the peak of your understanding. just one moment of your unbiased thought -- we have been pinned down for six months with no help from our supervisor's office with a predictable outcome that only proves that point. >> thank you, sir. >> good morning, a task force. i am the managing director of the studio located in the south of market area, a filipino- american performing arts center. i am a longtime worker there and also a former resident. i am here to echo what all the other philippine constituents
have talked about as far as maintaining the border on 15th street between valencia and harrison. what everyone else failed to mention is the reason why we want to go that far, besides the density population of filipinos, is because one of my favorite coffeehouses is over there. filipinos really love coffee. [laughter] seriously, historically as you know, filipinos have been an essential part of the south of market area. that is very inclusive of that area. there is a church near there. there are areas there that are very important to filipino- americans. we want to make sure we keep our community intact. thank you for all of your hard work. thank you for keeping the giants in district 6.
filipinos love the san francisco giants. we have heritage night on may 2. thank you. [tone!] >> my name is doug comstock. i want to talk about a block north of panhandle. we want to keep this block in the panhandle because we're stronger together. it is a beautiful blocked. it is a victorian blocked. it has nothing to do with the richmond. it is entirely panhandle architecture. it is part of our community. thank you for restoring 11 of the blocks.
however, is integral to our neighborhood and battles against st. mary's and their encroachment for outpatient services throughout our residential district. if we were not there to fight them, we would not be a residential district. we would be all outpatient services for that hospital and usf. we are continuing the battle. we have been doing it for 25 years. we need this blocked because it is right next to st. mary's hospital. it would be the first hit if we did not have it within our district. there has emerged a new block. it is new construction. it is pretty well known as the fulton plaza. it is only a few years old. these people are not invested in the battles we have been invested in all these years. there are 391 soles there.
we have only 309 on the block we're talking about. [tone!] it does not dilute the asian vote in district 1 as much as the bloc you are considering. our thanks to chris for helping us come up with this. i know he would have suggested it to you if his time had not run out. i have to do several times where we want this block in. please keep us all together. we are stronger together. thank you. >> thank you, sir. i apologize, pat, i cannot read your last name. >> my name is chris. alamitos-year resident and homeowner -- i am a nine-year
resident and homeowner of the bloc we're talking about. i think it is an important and unique block to be concerned about. there are community issues tied to the panhandle. we're physically and geographically tied to the panhandle, not district 1. physically, we are a series of homogeneous victorian homes. it is a flat area, part of the panhandle. from a geographical standpoint, there is a massive wall. ucsf and golden gate park wrap bus and includes as part of the panhandle. there is a huge hill as well. to include our block as part of district 1 would be creating an island out of the block. we would be separated from district 1 in the longer part of
the panhandle. that is the concern. >> bank you, sir. -- thank you, sir. pedro de jesus? ok. pat s. ok. robert rusky. then if there are other names? >> good morning. my name is robert rusky. i am part of the planning group. i congratulate you for surviving the process. thank you for your sensitivity,
intelligence, and integrity. it is a tough task. i think you have done that. we want to thank you for reuniting japantown several months ago and reunited with the fillmore and keeping us together in district 5. you have kept these historical communities of interest together. it is very important to all of us. you have done more than that. you have helped the process of reinvigoration of the historical bonds between those communities that have been damaged by the effects of development. we're looking forward to the next 10 years and keeping these communities together through the next redistricting process against anticipated population increases on the east and south , but that is the topic for another day. we like the lines that were drawn on the northern boundaries. we urge you to keep them.
one personal note, speaking for no one else but the people in the cathedral hill, we have participated in the japantown planning process. we would support their desires as to which the district they would like to be located in. [tone!] thank you for all of your hard work and integrity. >> thank you, sir. 5 remaining names. is there anyone whose name i did not call who is switching to share public comments? -- who is wishing to share public comments? >> thank you for all of your hard work. i appreciate what you have done. i live in the north mission. i want to go like walter for
reuniting the mission. should the 90% have to pay to unify a group that small? i do not think so. the difference in character between mr. 9 in district 6 is remarkable -- between districts 9 and district 6 is remarkable. have we seen nonprofits stopping displacement? no. we are seeing a bunch of new residential development projects. the nonprofits have been awol. it has been a neighborhood-based operation. the eastern neighborhoods and nonprofits lost it and say they want to be part of the neighborhood. they blew it. we're seeing displacement more than before the plan. you are more likely to lose -- the population was in eviscerated. i do not think there is a connection.
the issues of north mission are in sync with the mission proper. my neighborhoods are centered around a marshall school. d9 is a progressive district. i have a problem thinking there will be any sort of disenfranchisement of anyone in our community in the north mission is included in district 9. invoking walter again without my singing, "love will keep us together." please keep the mission together. [laughter] >> thank you, sir. >> i do not know how i can follow on that. i cannot sing. i do want to thank you all for your hard work on coming up with
this working plan, especially in district 10 keeping it whole. there are many issues we have fought for years on. there are many more issues we need to continue to work on. one small fix that will be a continuation of other comments, i do believe the northern boundary should be moved to 16th street. in terms of accountability and representation, having to the supervisors -- two supervisors representing mission bay is more powerful than just having one supervisor. with potential future development along the quarter, i think it would be very appropriate to have the boundary moved to 16th street. i also want to thank everyone for keeping west side courts in district 5. it is an important community that needs to stay in district
5. i want to thank you for keeping the omi in district 11. there's a lot of advocacy, and it has shown that the task force has worked hard to represent communities and neighborhoods of interest. thank you so much, and thank you for taking a saturday of your time. goodbye. >> thank you, sir. [reading names] >> good morning, members of the task force. i want to thank you for all the work you have done, especially to keep the north of panhandle area in district 5. i was not intending to speak this morning, but i do feel there is the need for a little correction to the characterization of the lucky market block that is between mcalester central, fulton, and the sonic, as being outside of the nopa area.
i was the vice-chair of the coalition that was formed in 1997 to ensure that development would not have a serious negative impact on the neighborhood. that coalition was independent, but most of the people that were part of it were members who lived in the area. one of our main tasks was to make sure that that project, which in its original design was essentially a gated community where everyone was essentially blocked out of the neighborhood, to make at least part of that project open to the neighborhood. i should also point out that several of the members, the residents of that project are numbers, so i would like you to take those factors into account when you make your decision. i certainly appreciate the
concerns of the people to have their block included in district 5, but i still would like you to take what i have said into account. thank you very much. >> thank you, sir. >> good afternoon, and again, thank you for coming on saturday. i had to get up also. i am a resident, and i live on the 300 block of lyon st., and i have been a renter for 25 years. when i first moved to the neighborhood, merci terrace, which is an anchor project, was an abandoned, crime-ridden crack house. i have seen the neighborhood absolutely transformed. the work done in the last 10 years that have really notice -- we have a community block party every year. there is a halloween party for
the children. st. cyprian's church has programs -- tamale making, arts class is, all kinds of things. to divide our district at fulton would be like splitting up a family. turk is a natural border because there are steep tend again, our district is between the visit arrow and masonic. the neighborhood is also an architecturally primarily victorian. that is a whole different type of homeowner who cares about historic things. it takes a lot of care. this is a neighborhood that has just made an incredible transformation. i am a local publicist. i have worked with the mayor's office of economic workforce development in launching the bid is a narrow part wall. the corridor itself is a miracle story. it is his serve.
this is an area that just cannot be split up. i see that there are a lot of other districts and neighborhoods that will be affected. it is very hard, but i can speak only to the fact that the organization is like a family, and that is an area that cannot be split up at fulton. it just does not make sense. thank you. >> good afternoon. thank you. i live on dartmouth street in the two southernmost blocks of the district. i can barely speak for myself, but i do not presume to speak for anyone else, but i want to thank each of you for including those to the wheel blocks into district 9 and keeping our portion of the neighborhood together with the rest of our
neighbors. thank you very much. >> thank you. our final speaker on this item. >> thank you, task force members. i attended every one of these meetings that possibly could have. i spoke at your first district meeting and a number times since. my concern is that primarily that of the district 7, and i think we won the lottery by having our neighborhoods and communities of interest reserves. concerned that what you did hear what have an impact on district elections and the whole fight to keep district elections, if we have to fight to defend them some time in the future. i am still concerned that that may come about. i think you men and women have done a remarkable job, and everyone who fought for district elections over the many years
would be proud of the work you have done to keep district elections as it was first intended to be. but the one thing i wanted to speak today was i have watched are no duffy time and again come before you. he is perhaps the most passionate advocate that i have seen for a neighborhood for his tenderloin. he might be a little disheveled in the way he presents himself, and i have been trying to grab him outside and give him little hints about how he could become better at organizing his neighborhood to present his issues, but i would ask you, on behalf of myself and mr. duffy and the people of the tenderloin -- if you could give one more consideration to his most recent request, which is to bring the maria manner and bristow hotels and to district 6. i think the numbers he is talking about, 380 people, that could be arranged.
i think we owe him that if we can do it. thank you. >> thank you, sir. anyone else here today that did not have the opportunity to sign in wishing to offer public comment on item four? ok. that concludes. [applause] we are going to take a short break before commencing with discussing, deliberation of now >> now with deliberation, consideration of tweaks to the current draft with the percolation of finalizing maps once and for all. here's the process i would propose. i have tried to capture a couple of items that were noted in the
last few meetings as well as during today's public comment. it is a very, relatively speaking, short list. i will ask in a moment there are others who would like to add items. again, i would ask you to offer them in the spirit of new, not revisiting, although, we will not prevent you from raising something that is a revisit, but i would ask you to err on the side of new. we will do those in the context of population-based shifts and changes. second, we go to non-population shifts and changes. finally, we will turn to our consultant for the lines and borders assessment. that will be the final piece of, if you will, the puzzle. any questions? >> i actually wanted to do the lines and tweaks first because i
understand it could impact something. >> based on an early assessment from the consulting, there's only one line that has population implications of 64 people, so certainly, we can start with that. that is fine. the short list that i have -- and again, i will invite others to add, erring on the side of new, with the bristol hotel, the central business district, the mason street, the question of showplace square. precinct 39. the question of that bloc in sunnyside that was highlighted at the overlap of sunnyside and glen park. and then, finally, the northern border of d-6, the question of
do you go to 14th or 15th street. >> [inaudible] >> which? >> the last one you talked about. going to leave northern parts, whether 9 goes to 16 -- or are we talking about another place? >> i believe we are talking about another place. you may be correct. when we come to it. >> once again, we already captured bristol hotel. that is it. >> in talking about the bristol hotel, if we could also take up the maria manner. it is right around the same area. -- maria manor. and then the issue that mr.
bowman had raised about the 39 people at the top of clarendon ave. >> and i thought that the -- >> one moment please. one moment. >> the other issue that i did not hear on your list that i myself would be curious about, and i do not think i have clarity on what the borders are, but what was referred to with respect to mission street near duncan -- i'm just not sure exactly where those blocks are. >> i also saw that the trade- off between those blocks in the northern panhandle, the trade- off was new because it is a very easy trade off. >> thank you.
and nothing other than what has already been raised. >> thank you. >> with the last one you mentioned, the 15th street to extend to valencia -- >> that was mentioned. it was not the last one. the last one we mentioned was -- no, that is correct. we did capture it. ok, thank you. >> i thought that was a repeat. because it is already at the freeway. and we have been dealing with that extension for a long time. >> ok, thank you. >> i had three items, but then i had a recall. i wanted to consider that three- way trade. if there is any interest in that, that was one to revisit. >> it is a revisit. >> understood.
>> the second is the ucsf block we heard about today. i did not think that was on the list. >> we just made that move at the last meeting. >> right -- no, we did not. we considered that move and did not reverse it. raising it again? >> if we heard some further public comment on that today. >> it was not a different case, though. >> understood. >> so what is the case? >> it is to put it on the list that it has a relationship with d-10. >> here is how we are going to handle the items that are revisits, whether there was, today or not. we will quickly assess whether we are willing to hear it. not whether we are going to do
at your not, whether we are willing to hear it. to hear it or not. we are just going to do this -- i am absolutely fine with voting on it -- >> we are voting right now. i am asking you to vote. to revisit or not. >> revisit. >> no. >> no. >> no. >> yes. >> no. >> yes. >> so we will not revisit. i don't know. ok, and then the last one i had on my list was treasure island. but my broader comment was -- >> hold on. we need to finish treasure island. what is treasure island? >> it is a revisit of that move -- >> a proposal you made at our
last meeting, which we decided not to do. >> correct. >> hold on, hold on. misted well? >> no. >> no. >> no. >> no. >> no. >> no. >> okay, we will not revisit that. >> my broader point was on this list, i thought we had reached a discussion that we were not going to make any further tweaks of us were going to discuss whether we were willing to consider any of these changes today and make a rather broader statement about whether we are good with the working map or willing to reopen it. because that is a rather important threshold decision, and i would prefer we do that as a group rather than assuming that we can get into these things. >> i am willing to go through the same assessment, but by
virtue of the fact that members have proposed a means we need to consider them. >> but i'm not sure that as a group we have -- >> i understand that, which is what i will -- totally fine to take them case by case. >> i would like to think that if we are going to consider some of the new things that have come to the table, that we may have to take on a couple of the things that we made decisions on. so it is not like we are not doing anything, again, unless they happen to need to be done because we may change some things today by taking on some of these new issues that we are bringing to the table. >> thank you. any other comments? ok. in reflection of the question of