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modification issues would deserve a modification and one i'd participate in. additionally if the subject property had required a zoning change for example, increasing the height or density through a special use district, i believe we would need to have a discussion around ceqa implications. so as we sit here today, the rear yard modification is not within the scope of ceqa because the underlying zoning has not changed. again, i want to thank everyone who came out. these are not easy. especially when you see the concerns and have a body of law before you and have facts and evidence before you and you have to weigh that against what the law tells you. and for me, i feel like based on the facts that i've read, i've read the entire pact and presented today, i agree with
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the determination as the a categorical exemption and i would like to move it forward and table items 32 and 33. >> supervisor: okay. is there a second? seconded by supervisor walton. we have a motion to approve item 32 with the planning department's determination and table items 32 and 33. can we have a roll call on this? >> clerk: [roll call] .
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>> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> supervisor: a vote of 11 ayes the item 32 is proved and item 32 and 33 are tabled. [gavel] . >> supervisor: i believe now it's 4:02, so what i'd like to do is go to our 4:00 special order. madam clerk, can you call item 36. >> clerk: scheduled pursuant tie motion that the board of supervisors convene in closed session today, april 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. to confer with the mayor's office and department of ume human resources with
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negotiations with labor unions representing city employees. >> supervisor: colleagues, we have not taken public comment on this item since we haven't had our general public comment session so if there's any public comments on this item to convene in closed session please come forward and you have two minutes to make a statement. >> you didn't give us enough information on the labor negotiations? are you talking about labor and employment that's done by city employees, i have a great deal to talk about. first of all, you've got over -- >> supervisor: excuse me. the comments should be about the closed session itself. >> it should be in closed session i take it you're talking about the labor of employees working for the city and should
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be out in the open to give input to show how you got a set of labor that's being performed by city employees that's not getting the annuity plan or retirement plan and other sets of employees getting annuity plan, local coverage and retirement plan. that's preferential treatment and violation of the unequal pay act. it should be in the pon to the public could give input and for people like myself to stand up for the people working 40 hours a week and don't know if they'll get hired and permanent status and have been working for 5, 10, 15 and 25 years. so it should be out in the open and i object to you doing things behind closed doors. that's scandalous activity. you're violating the due process. equal protection under the law where the public can have input on what you're talking about behind closed doors making these backyard closed door deals. work for the community not yourselves.
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>> supervisor: okay. any other public comment on convening the closed session? seeing none, then public comment on this item is closed. right now we'll go into closed session so members of the public we ask you exit the chamber and the sheriff, please lock the door behind them. we'll re-open the chamber after closed session. and we'll allow the public to come back in to continue our agenda. okay. thank you very much. color,
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or just the simplicity of the look, or sometimes the complication of the look. i have had people say, do those shoes really match that outfit? retirement to me is a very strange words. i don't really ever want to retire because i would like to be able to impart the knowledge that i have, the knowledge that i have learned and the ongoing honor of working in the people's palace. you want a long-term career, and you truly want to give something to do whatever you do, so long as you know that you are giving to someone or something you're then yourself.
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follow your passion and learn how to enrich the feelings along the way. [♪] >> i really believe that art >> i reallye av believe art should be available to s people, and it shouldn't just be something in museums. i love that people can go is there and it is there for i love that people can go is so i would say i'm a movement dimensional artist. came out of painting, but i have also always really enjoyed the tactile properties of artwork and tile work fits in with
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that. >> we're out in the neighbourhood, and knows are some of the most beloved kinds of projects that really give our libraries and our recreational centers. sense of uniqueness andness being specific to that
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neighbourhood. so coa collette has done a number of those projects for us. and it was one of the projects that was commissioned through the city. so mosaics are created with tile that is either broken or cut in some way. and rearranged to make an pattern. so you need to use a tool, nippers, as they're called -- these -- to actually shape the tiles so you can get them to fit incorrectly. i glue them to mesh, and then they are taken -- now usually installed byuall someone -- not me -- and they put cements on the wall and they pick up the mesh with the tiles attached to it and they stick it to the
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wall, and then they grout it afterwards. we had never really seen artwork done on a stairway of the kind we were thinking of because our idea was ide fairly pictorial, and to have a picture broken up like that, we weren't sure it would visually work. so we just took paper that size and drew what our ideaan was and cut it into strips and took it down there and taped it to the steps. and stepped back and looked around and walked up and to figure out how it would work visually. my theme was chinese kites because i finds them very beautiful. and also because mosaic is such a heavy, dense static medium, and i always liked
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to try to incorporate movements into it.emen and i work with the theme of water a lot, with winds, of with clouds, just because iith like movement and lightness. and so i kind of liked the contrast of making kites out of very heavy, hard material. so one side is a dragon kite. and then there are several different kites in the sky with clouds, and a little girl below, flying them. >there are pieces that are particularly meaningful to me. during the time that we were working on it, my son was a kind of disaffected, unhappy high school student. theredisa was a day where i was
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on the way to take him to school, and he was looking glum, as usual, and so half way to school i turned around and said, how about if i tell the school you're sick and you come and make tiles with us today. and so there is a tile that us, he made. it is a little bird with teeth. the relationship was a work of it is something that of develops over time.hat if you have memories connected to a place, and then you come back and see it through the eyes of an adult, that's a different thing. that's just part of whatt makes the city an exciting place. >> thank you very much. thank you.
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okay. >> okay. may i have a motion to file
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the hearing on labor negotiations? motion made by supervisor ronen, and seconded by supervisor fewer. is everybody here? can i take this in-house? with no objection, the item is filed. may i have a motion that the board finds that it is in the best interests of the public that the board elect not to disclose this closed session deliberations, made by supervisor fewer, seconded by supervisor mandelman. then can we take this house in-call? the motion passes. madam clerk, i believe we were on roll call when we went into our special sessions. so i believe, also, that it's probably supervisor
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fewer's turn. >> that's correct, mr. president. supervisor fewer? >> thank you, madam clark. food and dining establishments have become synonymous with the identity of san francisco. and they're also destinations and anchors on our merchant corridors. titled "some patients, bay area restauran restauranteurs" brings some of the challenges and road blocks they face to finally opening a restaurant. i'm calling for a hearing to take a hollergi holistic look at the climate of the restaurants in san francisco, and what they experience in navigating business in the city. it is in seeking assistance and approaching a city department about the permitting processes.
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there is d.b.i., d.b.w., planning, and the treasure and tax and office of small business is a very realtime factor that impacts the restaurant that is trying to start up, sustain, or revamp operations. i would like the departments to put the work they're doing to support the needs of the restaurant industry, especially around permits streamlining, targeting programs, to meet the needs of operators of food establishments. i would like to recognize supervisor braun tha supervisor brown. by clarifying definitions of restaurant use regarding liquor license types, reducing delays in costs for restaurants that want to offer entertainment by eliminating the creative inspections, and supporting open-air food service by restaurants by lining local health code with state rerequirements. these stream-lining efforts
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will make a big difference. i look forward to working with my colleagues, the goldengate restaurant association, and to elevate the experience of the restauranteurs. now i have in memorium for a mrs. eileen chow arlene chow, wd away on april 12, 2019, at the age of 97 in san francisco. a pioneering chinese-american bilingual education teacher, she helped breach the public and chinese systems. she helped thousands of immigrants become u.s. citizens by tutoring them on the citizenship exams. she was a teacher and vice president of the historic
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hip woe school. by earning her degrees at the university of san francisco at the age of 60, mrs. chow served as a professional in the san francisco unified school district for nearly 40 years, helping teachers in the classroom, and helping principals mediate and helping solve problems. retiring in her 80s. she created a chinese language teaching system that appeals to both americaamerican-born and chinese-born students. in the 1990s, she helped develop programs where students would earn full foreign language equivalentcy. she taught at the as asian
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woman's research centre. under the umbrella of child associates, employment and immigration -- articl articlarlene chow continued teaching students until she required at the age of 94. 96. perhaps her most outstanding student is her son, and my dear friend, christopher. who won ortory championships in middle school and high school. he became the first asian on-air television reporter. mrs. chow, in 1921, in the district of quong dong china was commi politically
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active with accomodations from then governors ronald reagan and pete wilson. as a young woman during world war ii, she supported chinese war relief efforts by performing with her friends at various fundraising events. she has been honored by the california state senate, dindianne feinstein, as a woman warrior in education, and the government asian woman's research center for community service. she is survived by her husband of 74 years, james w.chow, and her daughters stephanie and lisa, and her son christopher, and granddaughters cheryl, jennifer, kathryn, and great grandsons matthew, adine, owen, william, alex and, jr. the memorial will start at 10:30 a.m. at ashley
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mcmullen in san francisco. may you rest in peace, mrs. chow. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor haney. >> colleagues, today i'm introducing an ordinance along with supervisor wal ton, mar, and ronen, called "navigating homelessness together." there are 7500 people experiencing homelessness in our city. more than 4,000 of our neighbors are in sheltered every night. there are significant populations of people experiencing homelessness all over the city. we have a city-wide crisis and what we need is a city-wide solution. we need to keep more people from becoming homeless, more supportive housing, more mental health care, and more navigation centres to get people off the streets and
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connected to the services they need. we know that the city, through our mayor, has already committed to building a thousand new shelter beds by 2020. so today i'm introducing a plan to address one part of the puzzle, along with supervisors ronen, walton, and mar. it will do two things: one, make a commitment to build navigation centers all across the city in every supervisor district in the next two and a half years. secondly, it will standardize the process for choosing sites, and make sure it works for the community they're in. each community has its own challenges when it comes to homelessness, whether that be greater population of seniors experiencing homelessness, greater populations of transgender and transgender non-conforming individuals who face discrimination at shelters. i recognize wil there
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cannot be one solution that will work for everyone. the ordinance makes room for population specific navigation centers that maintain a high standard for providing services for their clients. they are low barrier for entry shelters, and social service programs and aid and moving homeless people off the streets into stable housing work when the model is done right. it was clear that our shelter system was broken. the pieces of what make a navigation center successful include allowing pets, partners, and possessions, to create an environment where people want to come off the streets. half of the people entering the shelters exit and become reunified with family or friends through the "homeward bound" program. we have opened just eight sites, two of which have
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closed. districts 6, 9, and 10, which are also home to a large majority of the housing beds. several of my colleagues have expressed their dedication to finding sites and shelters in their neighborhoods, often spending countless hours scouring sites and employing city agencies to work with them. this is not only a call to action and a commitment from us, it is calling on the mayor's office, the department of homelessness, and the department of public works to step up and find sites around the city to get people off the streets. mayor breed, in her state of the city address called for every neighborhood to step up and be part of the solution. the department of homelessness' own website has a headline that reads "every neighborhood." it is time we put those words into action. mayors in other cities like los angeles and d.c., have put forward plans to open a shelter or their version of a navigation
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center in every council district. if you're a resident living close to one of those cities, you can go online and read about the city-wide plan to have shelters in every neighborhood and know you're part of a bigger solution. another key part of this ordinance is the steacialt establishment of fair share criteria. the last few weeks i have attended over a dozen meetings in south beach, where there is a proposed navigation center that i support. and i am continuously asked, why is this site being chosen, how is it chosen, what else was considered, and the answer hasn't been entirely clear. asking the department of homelessness to create clear criteria can ensure that all stakeholders can be on the same page. the chamber of commerce did a poll, and 77% said they
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would support having shelters in their community. so let's do it. let's make sure we have navigation centers in every district. let's make sure we have city-wide solutions, and i'm committed to working with all of my colleagues, understanding the distiller different realities with respect to each of your districts, and to make sure what we put forward at the end of the day reflect your goals and your needs. i submit the rest. >> supervisor mandelman. >> thank you, madam clerk. i'm requesting that we adjourn today's meeting in memory of ernie aston. he passed after a battle with m.s.a. this past sunday, per ernie's request, hundreds of us marched to the corner of castro and market, where families and friends shared memories of his kindness and
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whit. he was born in 1947, and lived his entire life in the eureka valley neighborhood. he grew up helping his grandfather at the family store, and told the story of dropping bolts through the ceiling at 5:15 castro machine to install the famous button machine at the age of five. as flocks of newcomers, many of them gay men and lesbians, came to the neighborhood in the '70s, ernie and his family welcomed the newcomers. and he became sought after to replace some of the architecture to restore the neighborhood. they took over ownership of clippers. the two of them continued to make cliffs an anchor institution of the castro community. their warm welcoming
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environmental and skill staff made the store the beloved business it remains today. cliff's has received numerous awards, as a registered san francisco legacy business. despite the countless hours he poured into cliff's, he and martha travelled the world to witness af witness astronomical events. and he had a recording student in his home on hartford street, where artists like carlos santana, and guitarist monte montros recorded. ernie is survived by his wife of 50 years, mornin martha and his children and grandchildren and great grandson. his legacy lives on in the many satisfied, quite frequently delighted,
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costumers that visit cliff's on castro street every day. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor mar? >> submit. >> thank you. supervisor peskin? >> i would just like to wish jane morrison a happy 99th birthday tomorrow, april 17th. the rest i will submit. >> thank you, supervisor. viewrvsupervisor ronen? >> thank you. first, president yee, i had to ask permission of supervisor brown if we can adjourn today's meeting on behalf of the full board for jessica a alba. if we can make that motion. >> that would be fine. >> great. thank you. second, today i'm introducing a resolution about mental health parity and patient access at kaise kaiser permanente. and thank you to the national union of health care workers for working
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with my office. san francisco is facing a crisis upon treating mental illness. san francisco general hospital is located in the mission, and my office receives regular calls from residents and small businesses who need to respond to untreated health patients released from hospitals. we must do more to increase availability of services and ensure we are coordinated with each other across departments and agencies. and we must ensure we are providing early treatment. when we don't treat people early on, they can end up trapped in the cycle that involves homelessness, hurting themselves or others. we need early treatment, and private hospitals must be a partner in providing these critical services. state and federal regulations exist that health providers, like the city of san francisco and kaiser, hold on par with
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medical care. unfortunately, kaiserdoes nodoes not meet this. lack of timely access increases the chance not just of suicide, but in some cases has contributed to patients taking their own lives because they didn't need -- receive the help they needed in time. there is no excuse for this tragic and preventable situation. kaiser has been cited multiple times for failing to provide timely health care for their members. despite this, kaiser has done little to rectify this situation, and understaffing remains so severe that thousands of patients are referred to outside therapists. they often cannot access
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patients' charts, and have dul difficulty coordinating patient care. [please stand by]