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llc via major encroachment permit wants the purpose of an art focussed plaza including planters and storm water infrastructure, landscaping and lighting and concrete bleachers and they'll get the improvements from the city and the developer will maintain it for the life of the encroachment planning. and we have members here to answer technical questions an the developer is here to provide more detail and give a presentation. >> commissioner: all right. let's get that presentation. ms. o'brien. >> good afternoon. i want to thank the mayor's office and supervisor walton to helping sponsor the major encroachment project. the dogpatch plaza was con ve d
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veefd -- conceived of a plan for additional open space to be used by all and as part of the project on indiana street we decided to dedicate the in-kind improvements to build the public plaza. we had a series of meetings with different members including the dogpatch association starting in 2014 and worked over the years to make sure we had input from community members to make sure the plaza is something that could be well utilized by the neighborhood. at this point in time we're affording the encroachment portion and with that i'll turn it over to a colleague to talk you briefly through the plan. >> thank you for your support.
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>> sf gov tv, we these the laptop, please. >> thank you. dogpatch art plaza has been a community effort with residential residents and businesses within the area. there's over 15 different businesses and owners of properties on the friends of dogpatch art plaza non-profit board. as well as the plaza is within the newly-formed dogpatch green benefit district created in 2015. this shows the end of 19th street prior to the development of the plaza. it's become a huge success. this is what it looks like during the day.
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normal day activities can continue while community members are and there's activated events in the space. to the left is the cresco company can access their parking lot and the noon cafe is available during activation. we can open up the space and allow for community meetings, various events and art displays, etcetera. it's been a great deal for community event. there's been the dogpatch art plaza block party and san francisco streets numerous times have been located within the dogpatches art plaza. the plaza is within the northwe northwest hill. and it uses an annual assessment on property and the funding sources are used for
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maintenance, capital improvements, transparency and operations. along with the friends of dogpatch art plaza, san francisco parks alliance and the green benefit district there's also the plaza program. we are the non-profit and the park's alliance with the dogpatch art plaza to promote streamline permitting for events an enhanced coordination for community programming and connecting the community with open spaces in the area. if there's anything further the public wants to know we have a website. thank you very much. >> commissioner: the $23,790 the city engineer came up with an annual cost, how is that
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derived? >> commissioner: that's paid for by indiana llc, correct? >> we did an assessment working with various people telling us what their thoughts were to keep the plaza maintained and 650 end in street is currently keeping the plaza maintenance ongoing. >> commissioner: so this will not go to the financial detriment of the green benefit district? >> correct. it's just an added layer within the larger neighborhood. it's responsible for maintenance by 650 end -- indiana llc. >> commissioner: it escalates over time? >> yes. >> commissioner: why isn't the subject instrument before us say that? i'll ask the city deputy city
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attorney. >> the idea behind the annual maintenance costs and having the engineer certify it is in case at some future point is the permittee is not living up to the obligations of the encroachment permit, we can require that the permittee come out of pocket two years' worth of annual maintenance cost and depos it that with the city and as long as they continue to do the work afterwards, we'll refund the money. if not we may be in a position where we have to hold on to it and use it for maintenance. i do not believe we have explicitly included a clause. >> commissioner: if this is
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supposed to go on for the life of the encroachment and insofar as everything gets more expensive every year, it's not the only one i think we have another one but if it's going on 75 years i guarantee it will be twice that much in 2090 or whatever. >> we can certainly add that to our template and have that included in the two before you today and all future ones. >> >> commissioner: maybe this is to the deputy city attorney malumet but if, god forbid, indiana street llc or their successor in interest, fails to
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maintain and it becomes a blight the revocation procedure those intersection 786 of the public works codes we amended last year? >> yes. the revocation process is spelled out in public works code section 786. >> commissioner: okay. all right. any public comment on item number 3? don't all rush up at once. okay, public comment is closed. deputy city attorney gibner can we forward this to the full board subject to an amendment i know you don't want to prepare on the fly we can introduce next tuesday the next board meeting? >> yes, or we may not need an
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amendment at all. we can just change the document. >> commissioner: change the encroachment draft agreement? >> correct. taking your direction. the department and office can change the agreement. >> >> that will work. is there a motion to send item three to the full board with recommendation? >> so moved. >> commissioner: moved by supervisor heaney. i'll take that without objection. congratulations, supervisor walton. i know they built it at risk. next item, please. >> clerk: item 4 the resolution granting permission to 1532 harrison street and the property owner of 1532 harrison street to occupy a portion of 12th street
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right-of-way conditionally accept offer of public improvements an dedicating them to public use and pending appropriate finding. >> commissioner: this is brought to us by the mayor and supervisor haney and mandelman. >> thank you to my co-sponsor for their leadership. this is an exciting opportunity we have with eagle plaza for any number of reasons. it's an area of the city where we are lacking open space and this is going to be bring critical space to the west soma neighborhood. we have a plaza that will be thriving and serve the residents as well as the broader community. it's also exciting to further the work done to pay homage to the lgbt leather community in
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west soma. the men and women of the leatherman community have played a critical role in the area in san francisco. this will help further the work we with the creation of the lgbtq leather cultural district. i'm anticipating what it will mean for the community and west soma neighborhood and thank you to the many community members and business owners and others who have gotten us to this point to be able to present this to the board. >> >> thank you. ms. lutske. >> thank you. these improvements are proposed by the developers, 1532
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harrison, llc the major encroachment as well. the developer is seeking to occupy with the public pedestrian plaza on the two-lane roadway known as eagle plaza and will have improvements with land skyping and roadway three alignment from three lanes to two lanes with parking and crossing, lighting, a pole and electrical outlets. the developer will maintain the facilities for the life of the major incroachment and it's part of the plan commission in kind agreement and the developer has a presentation related to this project. >> commissioner: all right. let's see the presentation. >> good afternoon. i'm a project sponsor. thank you to the mayor's office and supervisor mandelman for
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helping and this came from the western soma community plan. the neighborhood has a large need for more open space for the neighborhood and so we felt like this location would be a great area to provide open space and provide a gathering space for the community. we started working and reaching out to neighbors in particular the eagle bar across the street and got together over multiple community meetings starting in 2014 meeting with neighbors and community members and felt it would be a great location to commemorate the lgbtq and leather district and it will be a gathering spot for the neighborhood and i'll turn it offer to a colleague to explain
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the details of the plaza. >> thank you very much. san francisco park and land. >> you can see on the map eagle plaza and sits in the entry way for the lgbtq and leather district the mayor recently made. through the community effort it
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has created a commemorative plaza. this shows the leather flag with the activated space. this is looking east down 12th street and the aerial view of the space being activated during a closed event. this is the design from the community on what they'd like to see for activation and seating. there's been great group members that have helped create the non-profit for the plaza. there'll be in charge of the maintenance and activation of the plaza.
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we've had numerous outreach events and going to multiple meetings and cultural meetings and friends of eagle plaza meetings spreading the word about the project at up your alley, folsom street fair and doyle alley for the past years. eagle plaza will spearhead the coordination and permitting process from the city. thank you for your support. >> commissioner: thank you. is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. sorry, come forward. public comment is open.
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>> hello, everybody, thank you for having us and for the mayor supporting this initiate. i'm from san francisco eagle, alex motijo and we've worked with members of the community trying to make the space available for everybody. we have a lot of plans for the activation and commemoration of the leather community. it would be great to have your support. thank you. >> commissioner: thank you, next speaker, please. >> i'm john taylor. i worked on the project from the beginning and i am one of the landlords of the next street over. we don't have an area in our area to go quietly.
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we have two playgrounds five or six blocks away so it hit would be -- this would be the only area in the vicinity where people could have an open space and we'll have not only the financing we proposed, we will have that coming also. we've worked on this many years and i take care of the other flags so this is another historic thing we'd like to do. thank you. >> thank you. good afternoon. i'm rachel sullivan. i've been involved with the project since 2014. i've been an active member on
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the leather alliance board and a liaison for the leather and lgbtq cultural district and this project i've been on since 2014. with my background and being a single mother this is exciting because as a little girl in the filipino community we used to hang out in the area so to have a place with green space would be great and for other organizations involved i have reached out to the urban players and other family-oriented organizations. this hub is open for everyone. it's exciting to have green
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space in south market. thank you again for your time. >> commissioner: thank you. seeing no other members of the public, we'll close public comment and i think the questions i asked on the last item would have been the questions i asked on this item but they were asked and answered so supervisor haney, do you have a motion? >> a positive recommendation. >> commissioner: without objection, that's an order. >> commissioner: madame clerk, next and last item. >> clerk: an ordinance amending the planning code to allow medical cannabis dispensaries with approval from the planning department for medical cannabis dispensary as of january 25, 2015 for uses under the same condition and converting all other uses from applicable use thorse -- authorization
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programs allowing applications pending at the planning department to convert to medical retail uses with a minimum radius requirements. >> commissioner: this was at the full board and supervisor safai duplicated the file and referred this back with the conforming amendment. supervisor safai. >> quickly, as a full body we made amendments in the public health code that allowed more of a transition period. and we missed this particular language putting it in the land use code. we're making a simple agreement to bring parity to the public health code and planning code on page 4 and 5. we change the date from january
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1, 2019 to december 1, 2019 so there's parallel nature in public health and planning code. >> commissioner: is there any public comment on the item? >> good afternoon. supervisor i'm arlen tren and activist in visitation valley. on behalf of our neighborhoods i'm here to oppose the use when two bayshore has been in operation only 65 feet away. from the begin there's been many barriers to properties for the residents. the state proposition 624
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clearly shows the visitation was to empty these in the largely residential zone and where there are children and youth programs nearby. i even played the visitation fee but never received information. thanks to supervisor walton's letter i'll hand to you that also opposes the use as the m.t.d. since the brutal attack of grandma wong, supervisor walton has identified a temporary police location at 66 raymond. i have a text message from the victim's granddaughter to allocate it as a permanent police substation and provide more basic programs our residents need such as e.s.l. programs we haven't had the last 10 years. if i may, i'll read you the
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letter >> may i finish? there have been residents almost 40 years and want to use it as the permanent police substation. we want to add more services that meet the real needs of our diverse residents and hope you'll grant this wish in the year of the pig. thank you. >> commissioner: i will have someone get the letters. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is rob yost and i live at 355 first street in district 6. i'm here to voice comments in opposition to this amendment on behalf of myself and concerned home owners and residents in the particular condominium complex.
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specifically the opposition has target the minimum radius requirement for certain pending applicants and the statute as written and established in 2017 was clear on its face and prohibit as a parcel containing cannabis retail use from operating within 600 feet from another said establishment. it's a well written piece of legislation and unclear to 43 through the process why the rule needs to be amended or changed? i think it's reflect itch of all inputs and interest. back in 2017 as i understand from a news article i read the board of supervisors considered seven hours of testimony from
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members of the public. when that ordinance was passed, the board of supervisors could have exempts parties from the rule and the opposition is specific to the buffer rule and ask you request you reject it on that basis. thank you. >> commissioner: thank you. seeing no other members of the public on this item we will close public comment. public comment is closed. so around the two issues you raised, that's not what is before us today. this is a technical amendment to conform two pieces of the code that other piece of legislation went to the full board and
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received a vote. which you object to which i respect but the thing we're dealing with today is merely changing one date to conformity with another date in another section of law. with that supervisor safai, do you have a motion as to changing january to december. >> motion to accept the amendment as proposed from january 1 to december 31, 2019. >> commissioner: supervisor haney, without objection we'll send that to the full board way positive recommendation and we are adjourned. that's a substantive state that needs to be continued to our meeting one week hence. thank you. that will be continued to our meeting of february 11.
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thank you ms. major we are adjourned.
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in this san francisco office, there are about 1400 employees. and they're working in roughly 400,000 square feet. we were especially pleased that cleanpowersf offers the super green 100% clean energy, not only for commercial entities like ours, but also for residents of the city of san francisco. we were pleased with the package of services they offered and we're now encouraging our employees who have residence in san francisco to sign on as well. we didn't have any interruption of service or any problems with the switch over to cleanpowersf. this clean power opportunity
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reflects that. i would encourage any large business in san francisco to seriously consider converting and upgrading to the cleanpowersf service. it's good for the environment, it's good for business and it's good for the community. i'm senior project manager from affordable housing development. [applause] we like to start tonight with a long-held tradition of blessing of this land by pop
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[indiscernible] plaza draw your attention to the powerful ceremony. ♪
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[applause] on behalf our group, we wanted
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to say thank you. it's an honor to have the opportunity for us to give this small ceremony. we humbly are here offering these dances in honor of our elements of mother earth, wint and fire most importantly honoring our community. before we end, one of the things we wanted to really convey to you all, in building community is keeping the strong heart. i thank you from our elders, we are homegrown group from san francisco. we're here, very happy to be able send off to see them grow and develop all the beautiful
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people and agencies. thank you very much. in honor of our ancestors from mexico i wanted to say thank you before we end. please do not take pictures. ♪
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now this is in honor of men and women and our elders, those who have passed on and our children. we'll be facing the east in honor of the men. we are joined in a circle of community for love. ♪
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>> i want to thank our partner, chinatown c.b.c., norman, thank you. chinatown has share their expertise in this field throughout the process and through their actions have shown us what partnership looks like. so thank you. i also want to thank senior officials for their support and their ongoing hard work to make this project happen. then, there's the mission community who fought for this site. you took the leap of faith and trusted this team as stewards of creating your long-time home to
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get to know each of you during the community meetings we sponsored. your feedback translate translaa beautifully designe designed --k you. it's just one piece of multiprong strategy for affordable housing in this neighborhood. we now have over 1200 units of preserved and pipeline housing coming up. 1200 units in 4.5 years. however, we recognize that the housing crises in san francisco remains. we're only at the beginning of in journey and our path to address the housing crises. together we must create more new units so displaced residents can
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return to their home. more acquisitions of apartment buildings to keep families in place, more affordable houses a provide vital services to the mission, san francisco and beyond. more commercial affordable spaces for family serving distances. this must be done together, residents, must continue to fight the fight for what you need. community groups must continue to stand up and with alongside our community, investors must continue to finance projects that keep in place rather than displace. public officials must continue to push the limits of what can be done, given the limited resources available. i want to offer two last sets of thanks. first i want to thank the mayor's office and in particular, the san francisco mayor's office housing and
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community development, for trusting us taking this important development. we know you're working hard to deliver projects like this one and trying to address the needs while managing expectations and resources. thank you, kate. lastly, i want to recognize karen lee fang. we know how talented you are, how much you have achieved in such a little time and how you daily push yourself beyond your limits to meet the missions. thank you. >> we all know the mission of transition. we see the change all around us. for our future residents, it's
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here to stabilize their rivals. life is also about transitions and when we looked at what our vision was going to be, it was to stabilize those transitions. transition of toddlers, transitioning to pre-k, young ones going to their new grades, first generation high schoolers, helping our families succeed and our children to achieve. this is about keeping the promise. we're so excited that we're going to have 127 homes folsom. to provide a full resources for our families. so they don't i have to worry about this transition.
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we're so excited. with all of these folks there's advocacy involved to make this happen. we want to thank our city officials, funders, stakeholders, partners and community members we're celebrating today because all of us were part of fighting for folsom to be part of the city affordable housing. i want to thank our funders. san francisco mayor's office of housing and community development. u.s. bank for believing in us in construction financing and equity investment, california tax credit allocation committee and strategic growth counsel. we're using cap and trade dollars that will fund this development and bearing for permanent fitnessing. i like to introduce mayor
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breeder for her continued support for affordable housing. >> mayor breed: thank you. i'm really excited to be here today. this is a long time coming. i know that the mission community has tried to push for more affordable housing and it's taken years to get to a point where we're going to build 127 units on this site and we know that there are six affordable housing projects in the pipeline. today, in my state of the city address, i talked about taking a charter amendment to the ballot. sonjso we can do projects liking this faster. it shouldn't take years to gets a project that is 100% affordable housing done anywhere in the city. people need housing now and this will give us an opportunity to make sure that it doesn't take years reverend fong. i know you're ready to build it.
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i they're ready to be incredible community partners so that we have more housing in this particular community. more importantly, when we buildabuilding a housing, 40% be of the work we did years ago to pass neighborhood preference legislation. 40% of the units built in any affordable housing built in this community will go to the residents of this community first. that is significant. now supervisor ronan won't get all those compliments from her residents about folks who may not have access. we're going to make sure that the resources are provided so that the residents are submitting applications for the affordable housing that's built
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in your community. i'm so indicated. i'm always excited when there's an opportunity to break ground on a new project, especially because incredible partnerships that exist. we know there's more work to be done. not just with building new housing but preserving the existing affordable housing stock. we will continue to invest in our small size acquisition program so that we can acquire building and keep people housed and keep those buildings permanently affordable. we will continue to do all we can to coordinate with this community, to obtain more site and to make sure that we're investing in more affordable housing. the city is not done the best job of building housing period. we can do better. we are do better. we are do a better job of nation thesinmaking these right invest. working together, i know there's nothing we won't be able to do
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in our city. some of you may also have heard about the $300 million affordable housing bond that we are going to bring to the ballot soon. the goal is to make sure that when we need support for projects like this, they don't have to wait years. they don't have to wait too long. we are going to get some things done in san francisco and this project, as we all know, which is taken long time, it's going to be completed and going to be an incredible addition to this community, we want to make sure that we continue in this direction and same spirit and that the housing that's built in the mission is for the residents of the mission. thank you all so much for having me here today. [applause] >> thank you mayor breed. when meta to take affordable
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housing crises in the mission we needed to partner with an expert in the field. teaming up with chinatown cdc was a right choice. i like to invite executive director reverend norman fong to the podium. >> i'm supposed to thank everybody, she already did it. i'm supposed to introduce the mayor, she already did it. we're going to do it together now. people blessing, just repeat after me. we want to bless this project. you can yell, all right. peace! wall ping! justice! love, peace, justice and love.
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it's an honor from chinatown to the mission, working together like this and there's so much love and advocacy that put us together. i love it. we're going to do the shovel thing now. >> 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! >> give me something here. >> i want to say congratulations. this is amazing. we are so excited. >> thank you supervisor ronan.
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i'm going to hand it over to preston. >> we're going to continue on with the program folks. preston here again with chinatown. it's an honor and so grateful to be standing in front of you guys today representing this wonderful partnership. i joined the project last fall. i've been getting more and more excited about the work we're doing here. we're not only building a construction, 127 units of new affordable housing, we're also able to permanently preserve three nonprofit tenants here in the mission. good samaritan family resource centre and mission graduates. i like to introduce marilyn to
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the stage. >> please come up to support me. i'll start while they make their way up here. it is really an honor to be at the groundbreaking of a development that was birthed from vision and people power solution.
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knowing we've been working on this site for more than 10 years prove this was no small feat. to thank the ancestors for taking care of this land and the creek below us. this particular victory is an example of the power of organizing, conviction and the success of demanding for more affordable housing. landlords won't stop evicting outrageously raising prices because greed knows no bound. it tiptoes quietly in the background while the rest of us are left to fight for crumbs to live in tha this city.
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take a moment to think of of loved one, neighbor, friend, acquaintance that have been displaced or lived in fear on a daily base. gentrification kills. there's stories into the spirit of this space about two men targeted by gentrification. the market is not here to build community, it's it destroys and breaks spirit. my friend was killed because of gentrification by the tools that makes gentrification possible and police brutality. they should be here today. when i see their names

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