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>> good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of april 19th, 2011. could you please call the roll. >> supervisor ave los. >> present. >> supervisor cohen. >> present. >> cohen present. >> present. >> supervisor farrell. >> present. >> supervisor kim. >> present. >> supervisor mar. >> present. >> supervisor wiener. >> present. >> all members are present. >> ladies and gentlemen could you please join me in the pledge of allegiance.
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colleagues we have copies of the march 15th board meeting minutes as well as the minutes for the special board meeting also on the 15th. >> all right. >> could we have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor martinez. seconded by supervisor campos. are there any communications? >> no communications mr. president. >> items 1 through 11 comprise the consent agenda. they will be acted upon by a single roll call vote. >> colleagues, any separate items? >> president chiu? >> aye. >> supervisor chu. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> supervisor kim. >> aye.
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>> supervisor mar. >> aye. >> supervisor mirkarimi. >> aye. >> supervisor ave los -- avalos. >> aye. >> resolutions are adopted and the ordinance is finally passed. item 12. >> ordinance amending article 12-a of the business and tax regulations code by adding section 906.3 to establish a payroll expense tax ecollusion for pbses located in the center market street and the tenderloin area and requiring persons with the annual payroll expense over $1 million to enter a community benefits agreement with the city administrator. >> a lot of people across san
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francisco who actually thanked me. i am sure supervisor campos was also thanked a lot. people at my kids' schools saying thank you for your vote on twitter. we could say that arguably there is a potential hit or not a hit to the general fund because of the exceptions we have made for twitter and for central market. i am afraid we make decisions like this and it erodes people's confidence in our business tax. there is a precedent that is set for other companies to come forward and want to get the same deal that people in center market, including twitter are getting. i think i have a caution. i will be voting against it again. i want to thank the people who stood with me and supervisor campos and supervisor mirkarimi with respect to this tax
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exemption. >> colleagues, any further discussion? for the final vote on this matter, roll call, please. >> on item 12, president chiu. >> aye. >> supervisor chu. >> aye. >> supervisor cohen. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> supervisor kim. >> aye. >> supervisor mar. >> aye. >> supervisor mirkarimi. >> no. >> aye. >> supervisor avalos. >> no. >> there are 8 ayes and 3 nos. >> this ordinance is finally passed. >> item 13 is from the budget and finance committee. an ordinance amending the san francisco park code by amending section 12.46 to extend
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admission fees to the botanical garden for non-san francisco residents until september 30th, 2013. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> supervisor kim. >> kim, no. >> supervisor mar. >> no. >> mar, no. >> supervisor mirkarimi. >> no. >> aye. >> no. >> supervisor campos. >> no. >> there are 6 ayes and 5 nos. >> this item is finally passed. next item. >> item 14. >> ordinance amending the administrative code resident rent arbitration and stabilization ordinance by amending to provide for
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temporary good samaritan occupancy. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you. i want to thank everyone who helped with this ordinance. this ordinance is a long overdue measure to ensure that tenants displaced by a natural or human made disaster are able to obtain affordable and temporary housing while their units are being repaired and will provide incentives for landlords to provide these temporary rentals. we know a major earthquake will hit the bay area. we were reminded yesterday when there was a minor one. and we know many rent-controlled units in san francisco are vulnerable and older housing stock. so, we know that there will be many tenants displaced when we have a major earthquake in san francisco or the bay area.
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we also know that there are landlords willing to rent to tenants displaced on low rates on a temporary basis, but the current rent control law does not permit for temporary tenancy. the landlord has a choice to rent at a low rate and take the risk that the tenant won't return to his or her unit when it is repaired and that the landlord will have to honor that low rent indefinitely or charging market rent to the tenant chked be unaffordable to that tenant. this legislation which has the support of the tenants union and the apartment association and small property owners, it has broad support on both sides on the landlord-tenant spectrum. this ordinance will create a new temporary tenancy that will be triggered when a tenant is
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displaced by a human or natural made disaster. a landlord can rent to the tenant on a temporary basis, up to one or two years at aerate that is no higher than 10% above what the tenant was paying. at the end of that period the tenancy will end giving an incentive for landlords to actually rent temporarily to displaced tenants and the tenants will return to their units once their units are repaired. this is a long overdue measure and colleagues i ask for your support. >> any additional discussion? >> item 14, president chiu. >> aye. >> supervisor chu. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> supervisor kim. >> aye. >> supervisor mar. >> aye. >> aye.
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>> supervisor wiener. >> aye. >> supervisor avalos. >> aye. >> supervisor campos. >> aye. >> there are 11 ayes. >> this ordinance is passed on our first reading. i hope you heard regarding the special order at 4:00 both parties agreed to a continuous but we do need to come back at 4:00 to handle that item. if we can now move to roll call. >> thank you madam clerk. just one item. this is a les lugse authored by state senator. it gives homeowners required to modification for a loan -- the bill addresses what has become a common occurrence for
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struggling homeowners across california and san francisco. banks foreclosing on borrowers who are negotiating loan modifications or completing a loan modification. the federal government provides only voluntary rules encouraging banks participating in the modification program not to foreclose on homeowners negotiating a loan modification. partly due to the lack of enforcement to slow down foreclosers is just a quarter of the 4 million households that it was intended to aid through 2012. san francisco hasn't escaped the negative effects of this housing downturn which is down in 2010. banks repossess houses and condos through forecloser and the number increased from 2009 up until now. there is evidence that foreclosure problems in san francisco is not isolated but
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is instead spreading throughout the city. it gives borrowers, whether they can stay in their homes or whether they will need to seek other ol attorneytives. i urge you to support this. thank you. >> thank you supervisor. >> thank you madam clerk. colleagues, i would ask the board to adjourn the meeting today in the memory of thomas c. hollarand. i know that susanna jones is here, his widow. thomas was born and grew up in new jersey. he came to california and became a committed resident of san francisco in the late 1970's. during the last 10 years of his life he and his wife actually
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lived in pacifica, close to the ocean that they loved so much. shortly after arriving in san francisco tom founded and built up the auto repair shop, making it a community institution in san francisco mission's district. it has been repairing and servicing the cars of many of san francisco's leading figures, husband cal performance, arts, politics, activist community and a variety of professions, truly a neighborhood institution. if it seems unusual that an auto repair business can be a part of the history of the city, the secret is tom himself. he called it a family. customers and friends from all walks of life because of his extraordinary generosity and kindness. his many abilities, including
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the ability to learn from those around him and to accumulate knowledge in many diverse areas. among tom's passions in addition to the pacific ocean and the green hills and meadows were history. world, national and local. railroads, car racing. politics. charles bicens and the music of diverse genres. after a long battle of cancer, tom passed away at the age of 6 5, the young age of 65 on march 19th, 2011 of complications from the cancer. he is survived by his wife, his two sisters and his aunt. as well as his brother, michael. he is also survived by his
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stepdaughter, rebecca who lives in new york. several nieces and nephews in both parts of the country and his mother-in-law. for those of you that might be interested there will be a public tribute later this spring and details will be announced. it is with sadness that we announce his passing. but it is that in his memory we will be adjourning the meeting in his memory today. >> supervisor avalos. >> thank you madam clerk. his passing comes as a real shock to many in our community in district 11. he owned a cafe on ocean avenue. it has been a great neighborhood hub for people in the area. and his passing is something
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that will be tremendously felt throughout the community. about two weeks ago we have a district 11 family night every month and we have folks come out to different cafes in our district. we had our best district 11 family night out two weeks ago there. that was the last time that i saw him. he was just really wonderful to be around. he was so happy to see every table filled with people. people had a great time. there was such a relaxed atmosphere at his cafe. i thought what a wonderful little hub he established and how we would continue to enjoy what he has offered for the ocean avenue community for so long. he has been holding it down there for a long, long time. he was there when the muni tracks were uprooted and all of that great street resurfacing
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happened. he weathered that storm. he weathered the downturn of 9/11. and hung on desperately to his cafe. he made coffee right there on the spot. he had a wonderful wine selection, really great food and entertainment. he was from argentina. i should know that. he had a lot of really great music. tango music is something that he brought. he also had cuban music as well. it was a place that people got to know as a wonderful venue for music in a place you wouldn't expect music to be. i was shocked at his passing. i got a call about it and i was very devastated to hear the news. he is survived by his partner, lloyd martin, who also shared
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these word busy him and his cafe. the community is very special too, and i ask for your help in continuing the spirit. i don't know yet what we can do with the physical cafe but i instead to keep the spiritual cafe in my heart for me to always try and keep an honest and unselfish love in my actions, to be kind to animals and each other, even republicans and to forget myself even when i don't. he is loved for the community was rooted in his love for his mother and entire family in argentina. he knew good friendship and music were fundamental ingredients to the community and the cafe. it kept him through the long days and struggles of running his ocean avenue business, through the track replacement, constant construction and the economic downturn. he held it down. we are going to miss you.
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thank you. >> thank you supervisor avalos. supervisor mar. >> thank you. recently our board of supervisors adopted legislation i authored along with the public utilities commission to reduce our city's grease problem being discharged and dumped into the local sewer system. it is a serious problem because it hardens and clogs our sewer pipes that cost the city $3.5 million per year in repair costs. this ordinance will help prevent fast oils and grease from entering the sewers and will save the city a great deal of money every year. now that our legislation is being implemented, this education and outreach to the local restaurants continues.
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i wanted to let everyone know about two important workshops in the mission and china town where restaurant managers can learn about the fog ordinance. important information will be provided such as what types of restaurants need to install automatic grease removal devices and which don't. information will be provided about financing options for equipment and the information will be provided at these workshops could save your restaurant money. it is important if you own or operate a restaurant to become informed. the first is held on tuesday, may 17th. 2:30 p.m. at 731 grant avenue. the second workshop in the mission is wednesday, may 18th, :30 at the women's building on 354318th street. please contact my office if you have any questions about these fog ordinance workshops. the rest i will submit.
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thank you. >> supervisor chu. >> thank you madam clerk. a simplely want to adjourn in the memory of richard tuck. he spent much of his years enjoying san francisco's playland at the beach. after founding an extive improvement firm mr. tuck devoted his entire life to collecting and refurbishing classic arcade games. he opened up the collection to the world in his office dubbing it playland not at the beach. as a non-profit organization it was a small way of keeping a bit of san francisco history alive. he was always generous with this collection. sometimes sending over a exhibit wherever it was needed. he was always a supporter of our highway streets event