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fine statuary which is still thriving today. it is with great sadness to report that luigi passed away this year. this great business he started with his family. he was known for being an innovator in the statuary industry. his passion for beautifying san francisco gardens and homes is one of the many reasons for his success. may he rest in peace. i have a couple of other additional items. the next item i have is the formal introduction of a
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piece of legislation that i talked about last that is the result of discussions with the mayor's office and compromise [inaudible] around san francisco international airport. as i noted in the last meeting that we had, this is an ordinance that does a number of things. emphasizes the intent of this board of supervisors to name a terminal after harvey milk. it creates a process for ensuring that we have transparent discussion about that proposal and it creates an airports naming advisory committee for the purpose of making
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recommendations as to which terminal to name after harvey milk or any other facility that could be named after other individuals. i want to thank mayor lee for working with me and my office. i want to thank his staff for finding a way for honoring harvey milk, and doing i want in a way that brings the city together. i want to thank the cosponsor s for this proposal. i look forward to a robust and meaningful discussion when this comes to committee and again, the hope is that we will be able to honor him, but create a process for honoring other members of the san francisco community
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that may be /wor worthy of that honor as well. the last thing is something that has been happening for the last few weeks and it's been interesting and sad to see the way that this issue has been handled and that has to do with the san francisco pride board of directors position to essential withdraw its named of bradley marshall for this year's parade. i know there are people that have strong views on that. the problem that i have here is the manner
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in which the board of directors has handled this issue, so i'd like to highlight the letter that i'm sending to the board of directors to express my concern of the recent actions of that entity with respect to the naming of bradley manner for this parade. i believe the decision to rescind this honor that requires community input. that pride is an organization that receives funding from the city, has a responsible to make sure that there is an opportunity for the members of the public to weigh in. as an organization that receives such funding, pride has a
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responsible to operate with transparency and accountable and allow for timely and appropriate debate. whatever your vies views might be on the issue, what we're tacking about is simply giving members of the community an opportunity to weigh in. the failure of this board of directors to provide that opportunity, in my view, is not a good thing for the lbgt community or the san francisco community. i don't believe controversy is a valid reason not to have a process of transparency and community
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input. re/s*epbltly the board of directors of pride, they said the matter is closed. decision to close the matter without any meaningful /tkeuls discussion from the community is not a good thing. i urge pride to hold an open meeting to discuss this and i ask that this meeting be held as soon as possible and prior to the june pride festivities. we believe that it is important to engage in respectful dialogue and i believe that the lbgt community can have and engage in
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respectful dialogue in matters such as this. >> at this time the public may comment on matters. public comment is now allowed on items that have already been [inaudible]. speakers using translation assistance [inaudible] and remove the document [inaudible]. >> why don't we start with the first speaker. >> thank you [inaudible] don't [inaudible] don't accept money
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from the friend of the library. it is no accident that the private [inaudible] we now know the friends of the library provide two fund to the city library. these funds are budgeted at 65 thousand per year and the city librarian expended against them [inaudible] this is the expenditure detail and it shows that he spend it on lunches, trips, hotel rooms and convention cities and of course the undefined business expense and office furnishings. there may be /thrao*els one explan /tphaugs [inaudible] of the city charter and there are
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state standards for the reporting of gifts to public /aeu /skwrepbl /seus and those standards have been violated. to summarize, the president of the library commission is official misconduct. and do nate a sliver of their income to the library. the city librarian is in vie /hraugs of /tkpweft reporting and david shoe had me arrested to prejudice my reporting. all of this is considered acceptable. you should start to see a pattern now. this is what happens when add /aud in public assets. the private fundraisers assume they can defame [inaudible] and the lies cost more than the money. >> thank you, next speaker.
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>> [inaudible] on the screen from up ton when his salary . i'd like to take this and say it is difficult to get a man to understand something when his [inaudible] don't tell. his arrangements with the friends of the san francisco library works like this. he won't ask any questions about the millions of dollars they raise and expend each year in the names of the citizens of san francisco, if they don't tell him anything about what they do with the money. despite the
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fact that [inaudible] the friends do not provide the information and he does not ask for the information. it has already been referred to this board of supervisors that he [inaudible] to violate not only the sunshine ordinance, but the brown act. at the same time he benefitted both directly and indirectly from the friends as mentioned by the previous speaker. [inaudible] 36 thousand dollars for 200 and '09 and 35 thousand for 2009 and '10 and i've requested these documents for the last
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three years. >> i've got three brief topics. thank you to the supervisors for your almost 45 minute discussion on accepting a ing gift to the district attorney worth 46 thousand dollars. i only wish you'd spend half that
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time on the friend [inaudible] about from me and certainly the previous speakers. support for open government which is to say sunshine and democracy is gravely inadequate at the board of supervisors. yesterday supervisor david campos failed to appear for a hearing on the status of his compliance [inaudible] and violated open government law in pursuit of this goal. simply put, supervisor cam /poels violated the law, the sunshine /ord /tphapblgs task force found him in violation of multiple sections. it then ordered [inaudible] again and then yesterday without any notice to
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the subcommittee, he simply didn't show up. this followed from last month's meeting where a notice was sent from his office that he wasn't able to send anybody. basically funding for the sunshine task force and the functioning of sunshine is inadequate. no city attorney was there yesterday. it's final should be -- >> thank you, next speaker. >> [inaudible] i express also my condolences for the life lost on our bay. and i hope that there will be a way to honor bradley. and i congratulate all of the businesses and particularly i
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want to visit 1:00 am. artificial turf [inaudible] proven to affect fertility san francisco's national sanctuary soon to be home to polluting est ing [inaudible] as plastics do and plastics that turn into bits of plastic to be eaten by animals and bird and find their way through the food chain to
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us and children, polluting the bodies of humans. artificial turf is no proxy for life, but can destroy life. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hello. i have graphics right here. we can -- there's no business like small business, like all business i know. everything about it is appealing, everything that city traffic will allow when you are making that small business money dow. there's no people like small business. they smile when their small business
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is low budget. but there is one thing that you need to know. you might be stranded with small business no. but there's always a very good chance that your small business will grow, grow. your small business will grow. >> next speaker. >> thank you. my name is [inaudible] and i'm a researcher at ucsf and i'm here to [inaudible] on [inaudible] /pwef /rapblg or [inaudible] in california and in u.s.. we
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used a well /pwhreurbled [inaudible] model that is used to project heart disease out comes and helps us to [inaudible] our findings have been [inaudible] math me /teugs and cardiovascular are not our best guesses but based on actual economic studies and public health studies. the price of [inaudible] /tkphapbld decreases. they also provide [inaudible] cost savings. we
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do not know exactly how much people will reduce but we estimated three levels of reduction and we took into [inaudible] in both us and california could [inaudible] we also many particular african americans, mexican americans and lo income communities o california would experience a much greater impact and healthcare cost should believe saved. finally and excess tax could be [inaudible]. thank you so much. >> thank you, next speaker. >> i [inaudible] magnify the
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lord. [inaudible] /pw-frb he became president, he said if a baby lives through an abortion just let it die, /tko*epblt feed it, don't clothe it. during the debates about abortion he said i wouldn't want my daughter pun you punished with a little mistake. and we are in really rough shape when the president talks like that, and yet he does talk like that. i came to talk about the big event when kennedy was assassinated, he testified that it was code
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named the big event. the big event in the name of god was not when an adulterer was murdered by a murderer but the big event was when the lord jesus christ was murdered for our sins. [inaudible] i /spoeblg speak openly to the world [inaudible] i said nothing, why do you ask me, why don't you ask those what i've taught to them. did you say this to yourself or did others [inaudible]. >> thank you very much. >> are there any other members
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of the public who would like to speak? >> moving on to closed session. >> colleaguings would you like to chiu i, cohen >> i actually would like to sever item 29. >> cohen i, farrell i, kim i, mar absent, tang i, wiener i,
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yee i, avalos i, breed i, campos i. there are ten i's. >> if we could rescind that motion. >> chiu i, cohen i, farrell i, kim i, mar absent, tang i, wiener i, yee i, avalos i, breed i, campos i.
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>> item 29. >> resolution [inaudible] 622. >> supervisor cohen. just wanted to take a couple moments to talk about this. [inaudible]. acceptable nate bill 622 is sponsored by senator [inaudible] obesity prevention. i ask for a little bit of time because in regressive tax it's a heavy burden on lo income and working class people, even if it is just a cent. i wanted to do i have -- dive down a little bit more. approximately the state board of equalization will
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collect 1.6 to 1.7 being dollar s in the first year of this particular tax and it's a tax for ten years time to expire in 2024. it's already passed in two committees and will be heard in the appropriation committee on the state level. these dollars will be put into a state health fund and [inaudible] throughout the entire state. i asked some critical questions of the sponsor of this legislation, one of which is how will the dollars be determined if we are going to be assessing this tax, i want to be sure that san francisco citizens will be
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getting participant of this fund. so this is a long way to say that i think this is a very good thing and i'm proud to support this. this will reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and diabetes. thank /kwroulg you for your time. >> and with that can we take item 29, same house, same call. >> without objection, this resolution is adopted. >> item 28 is that we convene in closed session regarding existing litigation in which the city is the defendant. >> we have a motion on whether we should go into closed
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session. let me first ask if there are any members of the public to speak. if not can i have a motion. without objection, we will go into closed session. if you
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>> special. >> good morning today is wednesday may 15, 2013 this is the regular meeting of the building inspection commission. the first item is roll call (calling names) we have a quorum >> thank you all for coming here this morning. the commission has
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congratulations for the senior clerk who is retiring after 29 years. and acting director paid tribute to her and good luck shirley with argue retirement and your you invaluable service to the d b i p the commission thanks the building inspector neil who was thanked publicly in a letter to the san francisco chronicle on may of the building inspectors nothing but helpful. thank you it's good when we get something good out of the