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happy enough is enough. >> i grew up volley ball education and in media professional contrary as an educator he work with all skids whether or not caucasian hispanic and i african-american cumber a lot of arrest binge kids my philosophy to work with all kids but being here and griping in the chinese community being a chinese-american is important going to american school during the day but went to chinese school that is community is important working with all the kids and having them exposed to all culture it is important to me. >> it is a mask evening. >> i'd like to thank you a you all to celebrate an installation of the days here in the asian art museum. >> one time has become so many
things in the past two centuries because of the different did i licks the immigration officer didn't understand it became no standard chinese marine or cantonese sproupgs it became so many different sounds this is convenient for the immigration officer this okay your family name so this tells the generations of immigrants where they come from and also many stories behind it too. >> and what a better way to celebrate the enough is enough nuru with the light nothing is more important at an the hope the energy we.
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the united states chinese nuru is traditional with a lot of meani meaning. >> good afternoon my name is carmen chu assessor-recorder i want to wish everything a happy new year thank you for joining us i want to say. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> (speaking foreign language.) >> i'm proud to be a native san franciscan i grew up in the chinatown, north beach community port commission important to come back and work with those
>> meeting will come to order. i'm supervisor hillary ronen, seat of the committee. short by we will be joined by rules committee member supervisor gordon mar. our clerk is victor young, and also like to thank jason goldhammer and jim smith from sfgov-tv for staffing this meeting. >> silence all cell phones and electronic devices. completed speaker cards and copies of devices to be included as part of the file submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will be on the february 12th board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated.
>> item number 1. >> ordinance amending the administrative code to revise definition of tourist or transient use under the hotel conversion ordinance, change of term of tenancy from less than 32 days to less than 30 days. >> supervisor ronen: ok. and i understand that sunny was going to be here from supervisor peskin's office seeking a continuance, since i don't see her -- huh? ok. >> i would like to make a motion to continue. if the sponsor's intent to have amendment language but working with the city attorney on the exact language, so if we can continue to the next rules committee meeting. >> supervisor ronen: ok. fantastic. we have a motion and before we vote on that motion i would like to open up -- >> public comment, yes. >> for public comment.
any member of the public like to speak on the item or the proposed continuance? seeing none -- ok. >> two minutes for public comment? >> yes. you'll have two minutes. >> thank you very much. brian patterson on behalf of the azuro coalition. we have submitted some public comments. we object to this legislation for the same reasons that we objected to the previous legislation. this, we see as an end run around litigation, as well as around public notice. the public notice for this agenda item stated the current rule is 32 days, moving to 30. the reality is it's seven days, and you are proposing to move to 30. property environmental review has not been done, and needs to be done.
rule 3.23 was waived, the reverse order how it's supposed to work, and we extend the same argumentation regarding property interest, all the other reasons previous legislation was unlawful, still apply here as well. so, urge you to do further review and amend to make this not illegal. thank you very much. >> supervisor ronen: thank you. any other member of the public like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. there's been a motion to continue this item to the february 11th rules committee meeting. without objection, that motion passes. can you please read item number 2. >> clerk: 2, hearing to consider o one member march 1, 2021, to the
in-home supportive services public authority. >> supervisor ronen: mr. pappas. >> i stand for you today to seek my nomination to fill the department of aging adult services seven on public authority governing body. a brief synopsis of engagement with issues related to aging adults and people with disabilities. would be helpful background in rendering your decision today on my worthiness. 12 years, executive director of the interfaith council. it was formed to respond to the city's homeless crisis. what began as a one-year emergency interfaith winter shelter is now in its 30th year of providing shelter and meals to between 60 and 100 homeless men each night.
beginning the sunday before thanksgiving, through the end of march. 18% of those self-identify as aging adults that are our clients. at present, our organization in collaboration with the major faith-based social service agency has applied for substantial grant with the hope of expanding the interfaith shelter for care for seniors and those during the inclement winter months. due in large part to the success of the interfaith winter shelter and the council's work in responding to homelessness, in late 2014 the city called on the council for the recipient of anonymous $3 million donation which enabled expeditious funding for the first navigation center. the success of the pilot led to the replication in other neighborhoods throughout the city. mission of our organization is to bring people of different faiths together to celebrate our rich diverse spiritual and
religious traditions, build understanding and serve our city. we count as our constituents the 800 congregations in the city and county of san francisco. can i continue? >> supervisor ronen: if you would just finish this sentence, please. >> ok. i think you received these remarks in writing. i did bring with me someone who does sit on in-home supportive services and a member of the human services commission, rita semil, to say a few words. >> any of my colleagues have any questions? no? thank you so much for applying for the seat. and with that i will open up the item for public comment. would you like to speak at public comment? >> always has to be adjusted.
thank you very much, supervisors, for this opportunity to support michael to be a member of the board, in which i have privilege of serving. obviously i'm a big fan of michael's, i've known him, we hired him 12 years ago and he's done wonderful things for the interfaith council and i don't mind saying for the city in general. it's a wonderful organization and we serve 40,000, excuse me, 20,000 seniors and disabled every year, work is engaging, important, and vital and michael will be a great asset. thank you very much. >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much. any other member of the public who would like to speak at public comment? seeing non, public comment is closed.
>> one, i want to say i think that michael pappas will be a great addition and i make a motion to appoint, to approve the appointment. >> supervisor ronen: no objection, we -- motion to send this item forward with the positive recommendation. >> mr. pappas to seat seven. >> supervisor ronen: to seat seven. without objection, that motion passes. congratulations, mr. pappas. thank you so much. clerk, please read item 3. >> clerk: hearing to consider a term november 19, 2020, to the bicycle advisory committee. >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much, colleagues. this is an applicant that i have recommended. kisai henriquez. unfortunately, she was unable to get the day off of work today but she has submitted a letter that has been added to the file. i'm extremely excited about her
potential appointment. she came highly recommended by others in the san francisco bike coalition. we are excited to have her as a new and young voice representing the concerns of cyclists and especially cyclists of color in the city. so i'm very, very excited about this appointment. and with that, if there's no other comments from my colleagues, i'll open this item up for public comment. is there any member of the public who would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. would you like to -- >> make a motion to move the item forward in favor of the appointment for kisai henriquez for seat nine to the bicycle advisory committee. >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much, no objection, that motion passes. can you please call item number
4. >> hearing one member february 1st, to 2021, park recreation and open space advisory committee. one seat, one applicant. >> supervisor ronen: also my appointment, very excited to appoint karen rhodes. she has brought a ton of volunteer work to the district, including much beloved tomkins street stairs project and excited to see you, hoping to broaden your impact in district 9. nice to see you here. >> thank you, good morning, supervisor walton, supervisor ronen, supervisor mar. i'm karen rhodes, very grateful for the opportunity to serve san francisco which has been my home for the last 30 years as a member of the parks, open space and recreation committee. a year ago i wrapped up a
40-year career in higher education fundraising and communications and a long standing interest in what i call urban liveability. immensed myself in reading and volunteer work and study to learn about the factors that contribute to a high quality of life for the city's diverse population, and what factors detract from it. housing, jobs and transportation are key aspects of liveability but i have become convinced that parks, open spaces and recreational assets are also critical in making this city more livable. our parks contribute to our physical health and emotional well-being. some of them, like golden gate park, are world class tourist destinations and thus contribute to our economic base. parks and open spaces bind our neighborhoods together and if properly managed are able to promote social equity.
the issue of equity is especially important to me and i know that you, supervisor ronen and the board as a whole all share this concern. i have reviewed past agenda and glad to see equity and measure progress toward achieving it is a key priority for the recreation and parks department. i would be honored to set and meet equity goals. i love every square inch of this city and look forward to stewarding it for the benefit of all in san francisco. >> supervisor ronen: any questions? seeing none, thank you so much. any member of the public that would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. motion? >> i would like to make a motion that we recommend appointing karen rhodes to seat two on the
park recreation and open space advisory committee. >> supervisor ronen: thank you, without objection that motion passes. thank you so much, miss rhodes. mr. clerk, can you please call item number 5. >> one member, january 1, 2020, to the sheltering monitoring committee. one seat, one applicant. >> supervisor ronen: is mr. summers here? colleagues, we, i believe mr. summers was going to try to make it but i don't see him here. is there any questions or comments on this item? public? oh, yes. is the staff here that -- thank you. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> good morning, members of the
rules committee. howard chan, policy analyst with the sheltering monitoring committee. we did not receive any prior notification that mr. summers would not be able to attend the hearing today. it was my understanding that he would be here, so it's a bit of a surprise to find he is not in attendance today. >> supervisor ronen: have you worked with mr. summers before, do you have any relationship with am? >> he has been a client of the shelter monitoring committee but never had any professional working experience with mr. summers. >> supervisor ronen: ok. thank you. it is extremely rainy day today. >> just a question. do we know who -- >> supervisor ronen: he applied for the seat. any member of the public can apply for the seat. is my understanding. is that correct? >> yes, he did submit his own application with the qualifications of seat two.
>> supervisor ronen: ok. so i guess the question is if we want to move this forward or should continue it again to the next meeting to give the opportunity once more for mr. summers to make it or at least let us know why he is not able to make it. we did expect him to come today but of course the weather to horrendous. so -- >> i make a motion to continue. i would like to hear from him. >> can we continue this to the call of the chair? >> sure. >> supervisor ronen: ok. there's been a motion to continue this item to call of the chair, without objection, that motion passes. >> public comment? >> did i not -- on the continuance. >> any member like to speak on the item or proposed continuance to the call of the chair? seeing none, public comment is closed and the motion to continue this item to the call of the chair passes unanimously. item 6. >> hearing to consider appointing one member term
ending march 31, 2021, to the pedestrian safety advisory committee. one seat, two applicants. >> supervisor ronen: great, we have two applicants for this seat. are either of the applicants here? would you like to both come up and speak as to your application? >> good morning, my name is cyndi bakir, sorry, my voice is terrible. here, appreciate this opportunity. respectfully seeking confirmation for the pedestrian safety advisory committee. i had the privilege of being on a committee two years ago, and at the end of the long struggle,
so impressed the way the city gathers information from its citizens about changes occurring, and you know, and i enjoyed being part of that process. i've been a sustaining member of the sfbc for probably 15 years now. i owned a car maybe ten of the 30 years i've lived here, so i have extensive experience with bicycle commuting, working with the bicycle coalition on safety redesign for things like the 8th avenue greenway, repaving, a number of safety issues, and we have had meetings and did walk-throughs, and i support vision 0, the vision 0 of san francisco and state legislation to roll out more pedestrian bicycle safety on all roads as they are built. i think senator wiener is supporting that. in my work experience as a
clinical nurse specialist, emphasis was identifying groups of people with similar problems or issues in order to improve care for them. and i see that in this position, too, there is an opportunity to do that as well. thank you very much. oh, i have a letter, sorry, from, of support from kristin lucky from the bicycle coalition, she sent it to sandra fewer, and i can submit my resume'. >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much. any questions? no, then thank you so much. now if phillip korbernick would like to speak. >> thank you for your consideration into my application to the pedestrian safety advisory committee. my catalyst for applying for this position was the tragic death of two pedestrians near where i lived in the haight
ashbury for ten years, fell and oak, high injury corridors. and unfortunately two more people have died in the last couple months, one near me at stanion and haight street a month ago. i care deeply about helping the city and the commitment to vision 0. i look at this as an opportunity to do what i can to help the city meet that goal. i also really care about the city's commitment to sustainability and reduction of v.m.t. in the next decade or two, and the two are very linked, especially with encouraging transit usage, every transit rider is a pedestrian at some point. about me personally, i moved here about ten years ago and immediately sold my car and i'm thankful to be living in a city that makes that possible, although definitely room for improvement. i'm a daily transit rider, on days where it's not like this, a bike rider as well across the city. a member of san francisco bike
coalition, have been since i moved here, walk s.f., and s.f. transit riders. my application also includes a letter of support from the coalition and supervisor brown as well. professionally, i work in oakland and work on transportation logistics, so part of my daily job is green our transportation operations, vehicle fleet, and then coming up with ways to encourage our employees to not drive to work. so that's very much a part of kind of what i do every day, professionally, as part of my day job, and then as part of my advocacy and my sort of passion i pursue here in helping the city become more green and pedestrian friendly and friendly to bike and transit riders as well. thanks. >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much. any questions? no. thank you. is there any member of the public who would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is
closed. well, colleagues, here is the impossible part of our job. so, this is the first competitive seat that this new rules committee is considering, and you are both incredible and i just wanted to start out by thanking you both so much for being willing to serve the city in this way. you've both been recommended by the bike coalition, which is one of the, you know, coalitions that you know, cares so much about pedestrian safety and so thanks bike coalition for making this even more difficult for us. so, i will turn to my colleagues and see if there is any comments. i wish we could appoint you both, quite frankly. supervisor walton. >> it's great to see two people wanting to serve in this capacity, truly appreciate you
both coming out and being highly recommended by the bicycle coalition, who has a lot of respect here in san francisco. so i just wanted to make sure i stated that before we begin with the impossible. >> supervisor ronen: any -- >> i would just echo my colleagues' thanks and appreciation for both of you and all of your work that you've done around pedestrian safety and other related issues for the city. so, and i think both of you really reflect the diversity of residents here in san francisco that care a lot about particularly pedestrian safety and transit issues. so, i think it's wonderful that we have both of you applying and we need to move to the, yeah, the decision. >> supervisor ronen: i think they are going to leave it to me. so -- so, i -- this is impossible choice. i -- i'm going to make a motion
to put forward cyndi bakir for this round, and the reason for that -- it's an impossible situation. you are both equally qualified. i do think that the work on the gary b.r.t., that's happening to have a voice that's on that committee, that's very familiar with that project. and who can bring that cross knowledge from another board makes sense right now. i do hope mr. korbernick will do it again, and we will bump you up. and appreciate that. so with that i make a motion to recommend cyndi bakir to seat four on the pedestrian safety advisory committee. >> we need a second. >> or just -- yeah, with,
without objection, that motion passes. thank you so much. thank you to you both. mr. clerk, can you please call item 7. >> hearing to consider appointing one member term ending january 1, 2024, to the elections commission. one seat, two applicants. >> supervisor ronen: thank you. i'll just mention that applicant anu menon could not be here today but she sent a letter about her experience. i know miss menon, she is absolutely incredible. but i'll leave it with that. because we have another incredible applicant who served in this role for a long time, christopher jerdonek here today, and wondering if you could come up so we could hear from you first. >> good morning, chair ronen, my
name is christopher jerdonek, board appointed me to the elections commission in april 2014. rules committee then supervisors and others recommended me. over 15 years improving elections my main civic passion. more representative through reforms, more transparent, and more secure. i've also been a point place inspector 20 times in san francisco starting in 2006. i have a detailed understanding of elections, and i've worked extremely hard on the commission over the last five years. i've always made myself available to the public through email, phone and in person meetings, and on a range of issues. i had perfect attendance at all commission meetings. also done a lot to make the commission itself be more transparent.
and feedback lead to concrete improvements the next election. december 2014 the board of supervisors passed unanimous resolution committing the city to create an open source voting commission. as a new commissioner and software developer by day i took the lead on the issue. authored a resolution, secured initial funding and led the formation of now chairing the commission's five-member technical advisory committee. i would like the privilege to continue my work on the commission. committee members, if you reappoint me, i promise to continue working hard and i'm always happy and available to talk about any elections issues that you may care about. thank you. >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much. any questions? nope? we'll open this item up for public comment. any member of the public would like to speak, now is your time. each member will have two minutes. >> good morning, my name is greg penington, 42-year resident of
san francisco. volunteer for the california clean money campaign. we have 15,000 members in san francisco. i'm an open source paper ballot voting system advocate, very important to get transparency in our elections. i've worked with christopher jerdonek personally for the past two years on this issue and his expertise is absolutely incredible. i want to thank you, supervisor ronen, for the $1.55 million budget support you gave last year for open source paper ballot voting in san francisco. i ask all of you to pass the additional 3 million request for the coit budget for this project. chris has 15 years experience on election and voting issues. san francisco voting system specific knowledge which is important. he's a software developer and he has excellent expertise on open source software, and it is
critical that we don't change horses in the middle of the race. this project is critical, not only for san francisco but the nation. san francisco is the only place working on open source paper ballot voting. once we do it here, the software can be shared nationally. so, i just want to say that christopher jerdonek is critical for this project and ask you to please reappoint him to the commission. thank you. >> good morning. my name is fred hernandez, senior policy at fair vote, formerly at fair vote california, a lot of education and analysis on the elections throughout the last few years. i'm here because the role of the elections commission is vital to the role i'm able to do in the efficiency of our advocacy in
providing greater transparency and ballot reporting, robust education efforts by the part of the elections and the open source voting projects. i've known chris personally over ten years. when i first ran for my election at u.c. davis and he helped create a way to kind of visualize the information which was super helpful. but since then, chris has been on the elections commission, really working hard to make sure that reporting is done well. one of the best things i can say about chris is his ability, or give him praise for his ability to listen carefully and analyze like make himself available. and you can tell that through his work. so, it's my honor to support him here today. thank you so much.
>> i am a volunteer with california clean money, and you know, i don't know personally christopher jerdonek, but i know california clean money really stands for him and that he, and i just want to say open source paper ballot, like san francisco an innovative place and it's, this is the perfect -- and corporations shouldn't have any place in our voting in my opinion, and i think it would just be great to get this going and maybe publicly funded elections at some point, and ensuring democracy and i want to thank you, ronen, for, supervisor ronen for putting aside the 1.3 and supervisor walton and mar, if you could consider putting an extra three toward that, just so we can ensure democracy in our future. we have not had any major problems with corporate voting sowa