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big sign here, concerning who is in charge and was on the library commission, danger signs, very much in the back is a sign 30 feet set back from the sidewalk that says "park branch is closed for renovation." in much smaller tight if you can even see it from the street, it talks about the bookmobile and the alternate program for children's programs. there's nothing about other over the library facilities. there is nothing about library programs, such as the summer reading program for children and adults. what is paramount from this scene is fund raising, construction, and last, the public, which is very little provided for with respect to
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what other library services are available. it is an unfortunate thing, but with $188 million project for construction and renovation, that there cannot be a bulletin board with a light showing what those other facilities are that the library has and what kinds of programs the library is offering the public. thank you. commissioner chiu: thank you. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment? seeing none at this time, general public comment is closed your >> items 26 through 31 are being considered for adoption without committee reference. these items will be acted upon by a single roll call vote. commissioner chiu: would anyone like to sever any of these items? if we could take a roll call vote on items 26 through 31 please. >> chiu aye.
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chu aye. daly aye. dufty aye. elsbernd aye. mar aye. maxwell aye. mirkarimi aye. alioto-pier aye. avalos absent. there are nine ayes. pardon me, supervisor avalos. there are 10 ayes. commissioner chiu: i know there's at least one proclamation at 3:30, and item 19, language is still being drafted. if it is not done by 3:30, i suggest we continue to another meeting, so it week recess for now and come back at 3:30 and hopefully move forward with our business expeditiously at that time. thank you. at this time, we
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commissioner chiu: welcome back to the board of supervisors meeting of september 21, 2010. we are here in part for our special order at 3:30. i will be presenting the commendation today to the blackrock arts foundation, and i'd like to ask of some of the representatives. the president of the board, executive director, the secretary of the board, the vice president of the board, and one of the need artists of the wonderful installation, which i will talk abou last week, i have the honor speaking at a presentation in the southeast corner of my
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district. the blackrock arts organization was the organization behind bringing this great project to one of our spaces. they have been pioneering a very exciting new model for public arts in which they partner with neighborhoods and communities and city governments to temporarily placed city art project. the products that are facilitated by it as collaborative one have generated tremendous social but as a patient brought the process of both the installation and participation. since the first installation that they assisted with several years ago, we have now had several major installations in various major public spaces throughout the city, which have been extremely well received from every neighborhood that has been in. most of the neighborhoods have come, what is known internationally known festival, which was born in san francisco 25 years ago. from my perspective and i think many of my colleagues share this
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perspective, i think we need to do everything we can to help our city really grow, not just the are cystic -- the artistic community but our city's artistic economy. we need to promote breast core values of activity, community, and activism. i want to thank those of you with the foundation and the community for all you have been doing both for san francisco for the world and for our wonderful public spaces in our city. thank you. [applause] >> it is a real privilege to be able to serve the community with the black rock foundation's work. this is where our roots are, and this is where a lot of our activity happens. although we are expanding worldwide, the burning man organization is world renowned,
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and a lot of people do not understand or realize that the black rock arts foundation supports artists all year round, and we have a big presence in san francisco. have you all see in the rocket ship down at pier 14? i highly recommend you go check it out. it is this beautiful retro futuristic looked from the 1920's or 1930's, and flash gordon comes to mind. when we were installing it, an elderly gentleman wearing a service cap -- they were veterans of foreign wars, giggling like schoolchildren, climbing up on to the concrete blocks trying to get photos of each other on the fence, so i offered to take some photos of them, and it was really touching. i was trying to make sure they
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got the mall in there, and they said they did not care about them, but just get the rocket. the action was not behind a fence half an hour later and were still taking photographs and having a good time. that is the kind of work that black rock arts foundation is able to bring to a civic setting. it is work that is cutting edge and fun and play ball, and it is not just a guy on a horse with a sword -- fun and playful. i want to thank you for your support as well as the grants for the art -- the department of art environment, who we have a program with. i would like to thank our board members who were introduced, and especially the artist, one of which is representative. if it were not for them, we would not be doing what we're doing. if you have a neighborhood with a park that could use some art, you have a community that once
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some art, you know an artist that could use some funding, let us know, and we can help. thank you. [applause] >> part of our mission is to promote civic opportunity end engagement, and thanks to a wonderful city you are helping to run in sentences, you make it truly worthwhile. it is a wonderful opportunity. thank you. [applause] >> item 19. >> madam chair, and 19 has already been called. commissioner chiu: thank you.
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i appreciate your patience. this is an item of significant importance to an institution within chinatown in my district, which has been in need of significant and expensive seismic work. i noted to do this, we need some tweaks to the bonds are around transferable rights, and we considered this last week at land use and had passed out a version of legislation unanimously, but over the last few days, a number of representatives of other projects have come to a number of us asking for some consideration of changes, so what i would like to propose at this time, because there's not a complete meeting of the mines, is that we do the following -- that we send the legislation back to land use, but before we do that, we duplicate of your files, both of which will need to be amended based on some of the conversations open -- we duplicate two files.
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we need to meet some deadlines that are necessary, so at this time, i would like to make a motion to duplicate the file and to amend these two versions of the file. the first version to have a minor amendment on language that would add information around making payments used to make loans used to finance the preservation and rehabilitation. the second version would be amendments that embody ongoing discussions with some of these owners and developers. if i could make that did look as if an amendment set of motions. -- duplicative and amendments set of motions, and if i could make a motion to send both of these back to land use. the intent is that we will work the issues out over the next few days hopefully and on monday passed out a version that would come back to the board next week so that we do not have to have a hearing here at the board, that we can actually do this business
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back the land use. >> moved that we continue this to committee, seconded by supervisor mirkarimi. as amended. >> madam chair, mr. president, that was without objection. commissioner chiu: the two versions will be sent to land use committee. madam clerk, are there any in memoriams for today? today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individuals -- on behalf dufty of behalf, the late sgt margin anthony lugo, the late mr. william koblets. that concludes our business for today. commissioner chiu: colleagues, we are adjourned for today.
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captioned by the national captioning institute supervisor avalos: mr. clerk, do we have any announcements? >> please turn off all cell phones and pagers. if you wish to speak during the proceedings, please present cards to myself and if your presenting documents, please include copies for the file. items presented here will appear september 28, 2010, unless otherwise stated. supervisor avalos: great, thank you. please call item no. 1. >> item #1, resolution retroactively approving the grant agreementsan francisco and the non-profit institute on aging to provide case
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management, linkages program services to seniors and adults with disabilities during the period of july 1, 2010, to june 30, 2014, for a total not to exceed amount of $16,144,866. supervisor avalos: thank you, victor. last week, colleagues, before us we had a technical amendment to make sure that the resolution language that the total amount for the contract. it was done this week pursuant to that amendment. is there anything else that we need to know about? >> no, chairman. supervisor avalos: let's open this up to public comment. seeing no one, let's close public comment. we will send out forward with it full support of the committee. item number two, please.
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>> item #2, resolution authorizing the administration to enter in the first amendment between the city and xtech (part of the technology store procurement vehicle), in which the amendment shall increase the contractto $41,000,000 and update clauses. supervisor avalos: thank you. welcome. >> good morning. i am here on behalf of naomi kelly. we think that the report was very thorough and we thank him for that and i would just like to give a few points of background regarding the proposed amendment. the original technology store contract from the board in 2008 commenced on january 1, 2009 and it is a requirements contract, which means that there is no set scope of work in that city departments order on an as needed basis for many of the
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vendors. funding is provided by individual department budgets, which is approved by the board in the annual budget process. because the orders can be placed with any of the vendors, monthly expenditures may vary, making it difficult to estimate contract spending on an individual contract basis. the four cats were made within the technology store and distributed evenly amongst vendors to come up with the present contract amount. we did not want to imply any favoritism in awarding the contracts. we find ourselves before the board with a proposed increase based on actual performance over the first 18 months of the contract. by way of background i am pleased to say that this is a joint venture comprised of local vendors, a minority-owned
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business, and a local women's own business. through their success with the previous computer store contracts, they will be graduating soon from the program. the good thing is that the money spent to this project stays with the city and employs people within the city, also. xtech presently approaches their task similarly throughout the city, notable projects being the oak street traffic light project at $300,000, the core networking project for the data center and $1.2 million, as well as the city wide consolidated
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purchase of hewlett-packard desktops at half of a million dollars. respectfully their request approval to the resolution to increase the contract amount so that they might compete for additional projects as they arise around data consolidation and expansion of city-wide e- mail projects. i am here to answer any additional questions you might have. supervisor avalos: thank you for the presentation. before we go to questions, let's hear from mr. rose on the budget analysts report. >> based on projected expenditures, we concur that this request is justified, going from $24 million to $34 million, but none of these funds can be approved without the board of supervisors and and we do recommend approval. supervisor avalos: thank you.
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colleagues, comments or questions? we can open this up for public comments. anyone that would like to comment on item number two, please come forward. seeing no one, we will close public comments. the motion is seconded, we are sending a forward with full recommendation to the committee. thank you. mr. young, if you could please call item no. 3 ella -- no. 3? >> item #3, resolution approving amendment no. 3 to the clear channel outdoor, inc. lease agreement, for the airport advertising program at san francisco international airport lease no. 00-0408 between clear channel outdoor, inc., dba clear channel airports, and the city and county of san francisco, acting by and through its airport commission.
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supervisor avalos: thank you. there has been a request from the airport to have this item table. i think that there is an effort to go back to table all looking at other ways of doing revenue through advertising. colleagues, are we ok with that? supervisor? supervisor mirkarimi: do we have representative from the airport? >> yes, [unintelligible] of the san francisco airport. supervisor mirkarimi: it ties into a very contemporary discussion we're having in the board of supervisors, but we do have it passed law that for habits city departments from of -- advertising alcohol and i was wondering how that is not
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factored into this particular deal. >> i believe that the clear channel contract at the airport prohibits alcohol advertising. if it is not specific, all advertisements must be approved by the airport design review committee and they would not approve an advertisement that had alcohol in it. in these cases i know we have looked at this issue regarding our duty-free shops. i cannot remember at the moment, right now, how it was settled. if we asked them not to do it or if they had an exemption. supervisor mirkarimi: maybe i can help, it is an alcohol ad ban that specifically says that the ban is to be applied to all
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new or permanent advertising contracts in -- contracts. as entered into or materially amended before or after the effective date of the ordinance, which as late january, 2009. >> you are saying that it was not improved? >> that was our interpretation, but that it was somehow just forgotten. >> if we decide to pursue a different version of claudication no. 3, i will make a note to make sure that that is included. supervisor mirkarimi: thank you. supervisor avalos: supervisor elsbernd? actually, did you have anything you wanted to discuss, mr. rose?
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however, whenever your pleasure is. supervisor avalos: i think we will just go on to public comment. the intent is to table the contract. i have a card representing peter fortune? >> i just want to remind you that it is in the resolution itself. three times your constituents have voted. there was no new general advertising sign. they did it again in 2007 and 2009, flying in the face of your
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constituents in voters every time. it's crazy to see if you can get around what your constituents because every time we have asked to vote on it, we say no new general advertisers. just stop. supervisor avalos: public comments? seeing no one come forward, public comment is close. captioned by the national captioning institute supervisor elsbernd: as is the
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case when these come before the voters, there's no documentation to give the voters the true facts. voting one way will lose billions of dollars, just generally. frankly, when these numbers go before the ballot, they're done in a way that is a bit of a sham. voters are not told that they will lose out on these dollars. in the future we should finally have some actual did it one more advertising? supervisor avalos: i think they do one more advertising.
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supervisor elsbernd: in the future i hope that the electorate is given the complete package of information and not just advertising. supervisor avalos: ok, we will take that without objection. so, that item is tabled. it will not be discussed any further today. mr. young, please call items four and five. >> item #4, resolution adopting california environmental quality act findings related to the courtyard 2 air traffic control tower replacement project and integrated facilities project at san francisco international airport. item number five, resolution
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authorizing the airport commission to execute an other transaction agreement with the federal aviation administration (faa) for the replacement airport traffic control tower and faa offices in the amount not to exceed $79,982,500 and federal funds. supervisor avalos: thank you. colleagues, we had item no. 5 before us last week and mrs. wagner is here today to talk about it. welcome. >> thank you. thank you very much for holding the item from last week until this week so that the legislation required to be heard before was passed back for agreement. the air force is seeking approval of transaction agreements with the federal aviation administration for replacement air traffic control towers. as well as the adoption of the
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findings related to the tower project. the effort prepares to enter into the scheduled aviation administration 100% reimbursement of the environmental assessment, design, and reconstruction for the replacement tower and faa offices. the item before you today is the funding mechanism that will allow the airport to be reimbursed for all the agreed upon costs, ultimately to be owned and operated by the faa. any contract meeting the approval threshold set forth would ultimately need to be approved by the board. today, simply is that the funding mechanism allows for reimbursement on the project 100%. the department of city planning has determined that the project is within the scope of the
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master plan for ram and that no further environmental analysis is needed. i have with me today the air for deputy director, the project manager on this. he can answer any questions you have about the tower replacement project. supervisor avalos: great, thank you very much. let's just hear about the timeline for construction. >> i will introduce mr. fax borough to tell you that. >> good morning, good morning. it is a pleasure to be introduced to you this morning. the timeline for the project is that we are proceeding with the procurement of architectural services through an rfp that is down the street now and the intent is to have an architect on board by the end of november, devel