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at no cost for the approval. the land use commission conditionally approved the project picking property owner granting easement at no cost. as required under the airport land use compatibilities plan it would grant the city right in perpetuity to permit flight of aircraft above and in the vicinity of brought and impose noise incidents to the operation of air craft and protect the city related to noise. i am joined by my colleague from our planning department if you have additional questions. >> thank you. supervisor peskin. >> thank you, chair melgar. i have a couple questions. one is i realize this is at no
cost to city and county of san francisco and is required pursuant to the san mateo county general plan associated laws. it costs the airport and the city some amount of money to actually accept this easement. are we reimbursed for that? >> i will defer to my colleague if there is reimbursement for that or what that actual cost is. >> mr. kim are you on the line? >> can you hear me. >> yes. >> i don't believe we are reimbursed. >> you have any idea what it costs per hour city of department of real estate and the airport to do all of the staff work in accepting the easement as well as the other
associated costs including not limited to working through the board of supervisors? >> i do not have an eggsty mat of that cost. i realize it takes staff time. >> relative to the project there may be 10,000 square foot homes in san francisco. i didn't realize san mateo had 10,000-foot family homes. if we did not accept the easement they would have the right to sue over noise, is that what it amounts to? >> it is up to the aluc condition of approval. they have to ask for the easement. i am not sure what would happen if we did not grant the easement.
mr. kim. >> they are granting the easement. we are accepting. >> we have to accept they are giving us the easement. aluc conditioned approval. is it not in confirmty what happened in that situation? >> if we didn't accept it, maybe that is probably for council in san mateo council and not san francisco would be my guess. our city attorney is nodding. is there a condition of approval of this 10,000 square foot single family home? >> yes. in terms conform goes to the use of the area. under state law developments around that 65 des bill area must conform. al uc conditioned approval based on acceptance of easement. >> if we don't accept easement
they don't build the 10,000 square foot home. >> mr. kim, do you know that answer? >> my understanding it is conditioned on them granting the easement to us. i don't think it is conditioned upon our acceptance of the easement. if we don't have the easement then we don't have the right to file on the property. >> i meaning they can sue you for flying over the property. the bundle of rights goes all the way up to the moon or something. you think but are not sure, mr. kim, through the chair? >> i would have to confer on that. >> colleagues thinking back to then supervisor kim's rather
extraordinary idea of annexing the san mateo county the bay lands and i am putting a mild humorous note because you can't see the smile on my face because of this mask. it is preposterous. what hamlet is this south san francisco? >> yes. i can give you the exact. in the avalon frank wood neighborhood. >> 297al travis take drive. unincorporated. san mateo county. >> correct. >> they have zoning to allow 10,000 square foot homes? >> we are asking for the ability to fly over it. >> i get it. we definitely want everybody to leave the field and fly over this thing. it seems preposterous.
i have been around for a while. i have accepted navigation easements in my time. >> is that the extent of your questions? >> i feel like in so far as this is on the one hand a positive thing for the airport relative to the right to fly and reduce litigation liability for noise. on the other hand it is a benefit to this developer and it does seem in addition to my policy annoyance of 10,000 square foot homes to be rather unfortunate that in order for a world class international airport to continue flying as it's has done since the days of
mills field to not have staff time covered by the developer, this seems a it's not okay to me. >> i can definitely look more into that, supervisor. i know we have more easements coming within noise implementation program. with development further encroaching to the decibel system. if this costs the city $20,000 to process. somebody is making a bunch of money on this home even if it is in the path. >> we can follow up on that and your office. >> if there are no other questions or comments. public comment on this item. >> any members of the public in the chamber to speak on this item? doesn't look like we have
anyone. remote call in. if you would like to speak on item 1 press star 3 and we will see that you have raised your hand. it looks like we have no caller in the queue, madam chair. thank you, madam clerk. would anyone like to make a motion we move this forward to the rest of the board? >> i will make a motion. >> supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> supervisor preston. >> aye. >> supervisor melgar. >> aye. >> you have three ayes. >> thank you. that motion passes. thank you. madam clerk, please call item 2. >> resolution initiating landmark designation of the 1 view road assessor's block 7281
lot number 0006. if you would like to speak call 415-655-0001 press pound and pound again. if up not already and would like to speak on item 2 press star 3 and the system when inky indicate you have raised your hand. >> my cosponsors are excited about this initiation to landmark one of the most treasured structures the mother's building. it is located at the san francisco zoo on rec and park land. it was one of the few spaces that is dedicated to search as a resting place for mothers and young children. they are milk, water, medical advice. what makes this building
remarkable is that it houses the artwork of all female artists commissioned during the work progress administration of the 190s during a time when -- 1930s when work opportunities for women artists were limited. it is listed on the national register of historic places. it is never landmarked. we should help preserve the remarkable stories to honor women. for many years community historians like richard roth man have been advocates to ensure the building is not forgotten or destroyed by water damage. it is in front of the water. supervisor katie tang signed on for immediate repairs and jump started assessment to restore the building to reopen to the
public and enjoy once again. staff, recreation and parks have been very hands on with initiative to restore mother's building. this can be complimentary to those efforts. i would like to invite mr. roth man to share a brief presentation as long time community historian, photographer and advocate for restoration of the mother's building. we have on stand by tracy bradley from the recreation and park department for questions. mr. roth man the floor is yours. >> i have some slides. >> those didn't make it to the clerk. who did you send the slides to? >> to your office.
>> start your presentation and i will text her in the meantime. i am so sorry we have this technical issue. >> the mother's building was built in 1925. it was built for her berfly shackker and his bother in honor of their mother as part of the opening of the zoo. the fly shackker pool and like the supervisor said it was originally just for mothers and children. in fact, in the beginning, fathers could not go, men could not go in the building. it was only open to the public. it was only open to women. in 1934, president roosevelt set
up an arts program to put artists to work. also, the program provided for women artists and two artists first applied for the tower. there was a waiting list. they decided to go to the zoo and paint these murals called noah's ark. they are over 100 feet long. they started in 1934 and ran out of money and didn't finish until 1936. it is a technique call tempera. unlike the tower plaster could
dry and put the tempera on top of it. there is some mosaics on the outside. another speaker will talk about them. the building was open until around 2000 when ada issues slowed entrance. around 2016 historic preservation fund gave the project over $100,000. one of the conditions was that they listed what was the contributing factors to make it a city landmark. the planning commission has almost all of the documents they need to process the paperwork.
following katy tang they secured $300,000. this did the immediate and short term repair to stabilize the building. >> i just want to alert you your picture is up your slides the picture is up. >> this is the mother building here. you can see kids waiting in the building here. probably taken sometime in the 1930s. this is the slide inside the building here. this is noah's ark here. this is the south wall. the murals are in great condition. they are high up. these are some closeups of the
murals here. they are in great detail. i marvel every time i go in the building. here is another one here of inside the building. the next one. this is my favorite here. the next one. the next one. this is what happens. this building along with the tower and the mother's building were never designed to put
murals in. the artist just wanted blank walls, as i stated. there were these giant walls inside the building here. painted these murals on the callings here. -- the walls here. the murals are stable now. they put up some protecting on the outside of the building so the murals can't be damaged. i found a photo how they looked before the damage. somebody else is going to talk about these were three sisters britain sisters. along the way i met a lady named
jane tobin. she is my partner in this. she and i and working with stacy and rec and park has come up with a plan to reuse the building. to transform the building and to open the slowed entrance so that the murals can be seen by all of san francisco. i am here to as any questions. thank you for your time. >> thank you for your time and dedication to this cause. who is talking about the mosaics? who is speaking to that? >> wendy good is going to call in. >> thank you so much. colleagues any questions? supervisor peskin. >> i would be honored to be added as a cosponsor.
>> much appreciated. i do have a question for rec and parks. i think we have someone on the line. stacy, are you on the line? >> yes. >> my question was about the damage that is currently on the murals to the west wall. i wonder if you could tell us what has been done to stabilize that. >> as part of the immediate work workthat was done after the presentation, we were able to put up plywood on the outside edge of the western facing wall and we also redid some of the roof to further protect the building.
>> that is moisture then? >> it is moisture, yes. that is what was happening to the building was moisture and the wind and rain. there was a few things that were hitting the western façade. >> what caused the damage to the paint on the inside? the material of the wall? >> yeah, i believe it is from the moisture and the wind. it is affecting the wall, the material within the wall and the paint wasn't adhering to it. >> thank you very much. i appreciate all of your hard work. >> madam clerk. if there is no other comments or questions from colleagues we will go to public comment. >> any members of the public to speak on this item in the
chamber? let's move to remote callers. we are checking for callers. if you would like to speak on this item press star 3. the system will indicate you have raised your hand. wait until you are unmuted to begin your comments. we have eight listeners with four in the queue. unmute the first person, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. this is woody from san francisco heritage. i apologize for not being in person there with you today. i just want to thank richard so much for his stewardship of the effort to restore this building. he has never stopped. for the last decade i have been happy to work with him to continue to try to bring this
important building to a higher level of visibility. it is important and significant building. it is really made special by the artwork inside. i do think one of the final clauses of the initiation said it best. the mother's building is historically significant and as set to honor the history of local women artists and centers the experience of motherhood. it is a very worthy landmark candidate. thank you supervisor melgar and supervisor mar and supervisor chan for championing this. katie tang and for the rec and park staff and the san francisco zoo folks open ho finding a new life for this building. thank you. >> next speaker, please.
>> good afternoon. thank you for taking my call. this is windy good from monterey, california. author of sisters in art, biography about the bar continue sisters -- britain sisters who created the murals. i am supporting the mother's building to be a city landmark and stress importance of the artists. they were accomplished artists during the 1920s and 1930s. they were part of important artistic circles in monterey, san francisco. margaret was an award-winning modernist painter. sister painted murals across california including on gold leaf at the fairmont hotel. hell help was one of the most
accomplished in california. she was hired to design the murals from the mother's building. these are the first public mosaics in san francisco and the first in california funded by the new deal art program. in 1939 at the height of their careers they designed 8,000 square foot mural at the golden gate exposition. it received the largest commission out of all of the artists. my hope when the building becomes the public will learn about the pioneering women artists and will be able to view the artwork in person. >> next caller, please. >> thank you, supervisors for taking my call. this is robert churr ne,
professor of history of san francisco state university. i would like to comment on this from two perspectives. first as historian who published about the san francisco extraordinary rich collection of new deal art. i have to say our city has not always proven to be a good steward of that rich collection that is in its keeping. the beach chalet shows what can be done to save and restore new deal art when the park department puts its mind to do so. the heft of the mother's -- history of the mother's building is a history of neglect and of a failure to deal with the problems affecting the art. that is my comment as historian. my comment as a member of the historic preservation fund
committee is that in 2014 we funded a detailed appraisal of the problems with the mother's building. when we did so it was with an almost promise from the parks department that they would soon find the funds to deal with the problem if only we would get the funds appraisal. that is eight years ago. nothing has been done to do the restorationness. thank you. >> next caller, please. >> good afternoon. david pilpel. i support landmarking the mother's building. anyone who thinks i am focused has not met richard roth than who is more focused than i on
this issue. i know the mother's building from my youth and time spent at the zoo. i look forward to its restoration. i join with richard and other public comments you have received in writing and today from eileen and others and urge your support for this landmark initiation today. ultimately when this comes back for landmarking in the future and restoration work to make this mark on this unique building accessible to more and to experience. thank you again. i look forward to more on this in the future. >> thank you for your comments. that was the last caller in the queue. >> thank you, madam clerk. thank you so much for your tenacity. i would like to make a motion we send this out of committee to
full board with positive recommendation. >> public comment is closed. >> on that motion, supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> supervisor preston. >> aye. >> supervisor melgar. >> aye. >> you have three ayes. >> that motion passes. thank you, colleagues. please call item 3. >> ordinance amending the police code to add 330 to require owners on certainly construction projects to maintain labor compliance bond and condition release upon the compliance for work on the project. also amending the building code to require owners of the projects to file the bond. members of the public to comment on this item call the number of on the screen. 415-655-0001 id24801818179.
if you would like to speak press star 3 to share the system to indicate you have raised your hand. >> thank you, madam clerk. we have monaco barnett from supervisor haney's office to present. i also see director pat mulligan in the audience in case folks have questions. welcome. >> thank you. good afternoon. thank you for having heard this item at the last committee meeting. this morning i circulated an e-mail with amendments to introduce this ordinance and i will read into the record. page one line 3 correct error in long title. strikeout public contractors. while they have to do some of
the reporting they aren't the ones maintaining the bond in this ordinance. page 4, line 15 and 16. we would like to strikeout residential and have the new definition of project read developing and residential group r as defined in building code section 310.1. further on this page line 19 would like to add the words or sleeping so that line 19 reads if 10 or more residential sleeping units. this clarifies the scope of project under the proposed ordinance as consistent with residential group r including permanent housing and residential uses such as hotel. finally on page 18 lines 14-18 the city attorney's land use team recommended we add section 8 which is cal's health and safety code section 17958.7.
this adds finding that this is not a change in voting standards necessarytating review. madam chair, city attorney's office let us know these are substantive amendments we are requesting week long continuance. thank you. >> thank you. any questions for ms. barnett or mr. mulligan? madam clerk public comment on this item. >> any members of the public to make public comment on this item? seeing none we move to remote public call in line. if you would like to speak press star 3 once for those on hold wait until the system waits until you are unmuted. it looks like three listeners with zero in the queue, madam chair. >> public comment is closed.
supervisor preston. you are a cosponsor. motion? >> on that motion. >> we have to adopt the amendment. on the amendments requested. moved by supervisor preston. supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> preston. >> aye. >> supervisor melgar. >> aye. >> you have three ayes. on the remaining ballot to continue be for an additional week. supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> supervisor preston. >> aye. >> supervisor melgar. >> aye. >> you have three ayes. >> thank you. madam clerk item 4. >> ordinance amending the planning code to reside rh-1 except for residential one
family detached to residential rh-2 zone districts. rezone rh-1 to new class of residential districts call two family detached rh-2 d district. provide density for up to four dwelling units per lot. norring the new units pursuant to exception and findings. members of the comment who wish to comment callphobe phone. 24801818179. pound pound. if you haven't done so would like to speak press star 3. the system will indicate you have raised your hand in confirmation. >> thank you, madam clerk. we are joined by jacob from supervisor mandelman's office.
>> thank you, chair melgar. on behalf of supervisor mandelman. when this item came to the committee about a month ago there was a desire for supervisor mandelman to work with supervisor safai and martop try to find some consensus. those conversations have been happening. they are still ongoing. we are hopeful that with a little more time that everyone will be able to come with a set of amendments to put to the committee to find a path forward. for today we would respectfully ask for continuance to next week so we can revisit this at that time with some amendments to discuss in more detail and take it from there.
>> thank you. i know there are a number of amendments circulating. the city attorney has been diligently supporting us in all of this. that discussions are continuing to happen. this is a complicated piece of legislation. thank you for your work and brains on this. i want be to get it right. district 7, 4, 11. it is a big deal. there are a few dates. i thought we could give it a couple weeks. i will not be here on the 18th. vice chair preston agreed to fill in for me as chair. i thought maybe what we could do is justin to next week. see where we are at that time. hopefully we will make progress. if not we will give it the time it needs.
>> friendly suggestion. if you want you can wait and see. you have a few days to schedule if it looks like something and no public comment if there is no new progress. >> supervisor preston. >> thank you, chair melgar. i appreciate ongoing would on this. supervisor mar elevatedded the affordability issues and there are ongoing conversations. looking forward to what comes forth. i want to elevate two issues as amendments are discussed and thought of. both may havelem issues. i want these on the record. they are things we discussed last time. not seeing any amendments to
address these issues and i understand thighs are in progress. two issues. one is the issue around be demolition and being clear when we ultimately vote on this in whatever form it is, whether we are primarily trying to intenty vice development -- incentivize development on underutilized lots. i would be interested in having more clarity when we resift with folsom planning. just demolitions. what protections are around place around demolitions. the second than is an issue we discussed a bit last time. look ahead, look behind, look forward, look back issue.
wanted to elevate the look back issue. i really did appreciate some of the comments at the last hearing on this around trying to assist folks who are current home owners looking to expand units on their property versus incentivizing the developer to do that. there is speculation we all are concern about. the issues around a look back on the ownership of the property. one wouldn't be able to avail themselves of increased density unless they owned for x number of years. sort of like the discussion at the state level. to prevent speculation. trying to reserve these rights for folks for a certain period
of time. i want to bump to the top of the list with other issues. i am looking forward to further discussion on this. thank you. >> thank you for the comments. the amendment about look back period is something we are working on. there are legal issues involved. that is where we have been in discussion was the city attorney. as a district 7 supervisor something that folks outside of the west side may not realize we do have a significant miss match between units and populations. a lot of population is aging. there are 17 houses on my block alone there are five empty houses. a couple neighbors are in assisted living. the heirs don't want to live
there. you wouldn't know it from the outside. it looks well maintained. for me it is how do you juggle the things that you just spoke about? notten sentyvising demolition but making it feasible for an owner that may be a developer. the owner is no longer capable. maybe they passed away. it is complicated. we are being supported by the city attorney. you know, we are going to give it a little more time.
>> i make the motion to april 11th. >> let's do that. >> any members of the public to make public comment on item 4? we will move to the call in line. if you would like to speak to this item press star 3. it will indicate that you would like to make public comment. if you are on hold continue to wait. you will hear the system indicate you are unmuted. begin your comments. we have five listeners two two in the queue. first caller, please. >> this is a member of the race in equity planning coalition. tenant in district 8. i support continuance and look forward to seeing supervisor gordon mar's amendment.
we have yet to see them. they are filed with the city attorney. we need to see them to evaluate the whole landscape. thank you. >> next caller, please. >> david pilpel. now substantive comments on the legislation. i support a continuance. if you want to do one week, that is fine. i would prefer supervisor peskin's approach to the call of the chair so it is not calendared next week if not ready. on today's agenda there is an italic bit the committee may continue to april 18th. it says tuesday and i think that should have read monday, april 18th. i want to encourage as much proving of materials as
possible. i do support the continuance to get this right. it is important stuff. thanks for listening. enjoy the rest of the day. >> public comment is closed. >> on the motion to continue this item for another week. supervisor peskin. >> aye. >> supervisor preston. >> aye. >> supervisor melgar. >> aye. >> you have three ayes. >> thank you so much, madam clerk. any other items to look at today? >> that completes the business for today. >> great. we are adjourned. it.
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be 103 years of age. it is an incredibly rich, rich history. [♪♪♪] >> my core responsibility as city hall historian is to keep the history of this building alive. i am also the tour program manager, and i chair the city advisory commission. i have two ways of looking at my life. i want it to be -- i wanted to be a fashion designer for the movies, and the other one, a political figure because i had
some force from family members, so it was a constant battle between both. i ended up, for many years, doing the fashion, not for the movies, but for for san franciscan his and then in turn, big changes, and now i am here. the work that i do at city hall makes my life a broader, a richer, more fulfilling than if i was doing something in the garment industry. i had the opportunity to develop relationships with my docents. it is almost like an extended family. i have formed incredible relationships with them, and also some of the people that come to take a tour.
she was a dressmaker of the first order. i would go visit her, and it was a special treat. i was a tiny little girl. i would go with my wool coat on and my special little dress because at that period in time, girls did not wear pants. the garment industry had the -- at the time that i was in it and i was a retailer, as well as the designer, was not particularly favourable to women. you will see the predominant designers, owners of huge complexes are huge stores were all male. women were sort of relegated to a lesser position, so that, you reached a point where it was a difficult to survive and survive financially. there was a woman by the name of diana. she was editor of the bazaar,
and evoke, and went on and she was a miraculous individual, but she had something that was a very unique. she classified it as a third i. will lewis brown junior, who was mayor of san francisco, and was the champion of reopening this building on january 5th of 1999. i believe he has not a third eye , but some kind of antenna attached to his head because he had the ability to go through this building almost on a daily basis during the restoration and corrects everything so that it would appear as it was when it opened in december of 1915.
>> the board of supervisors approved that, i signed it into law. jeffrey heller, the city and county of san francisco oh, and and your band of architects a great thing, just a great thing. >> to impart to the history of this building is remarkable. to see a person who comes in with a gloomy look on their face , and all of a sudden you start talking about this building, the gloomy look disappears and a smile registers across their face. with children, and i do mainly all of the children's tours, that is a totally different feeling because you are imparting knowledge that they have no idea where it came from, how it was developed, and you can start talking about how things were before we had computer screens, cell phones,
lake in 1915, the mayor of san francisco used to answer the telephone and he would say, good morning, this is the mayor. >> at times, my clothes make me feel powerful. powerful in a different sense. i am not the biggest person in the world, so therefore, i have to have something that would draw your eye to me. usually i do that through color, 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
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thank you. okay. madam secretary, can you read the -- >> secretary: the introduction. >> president: yeah. the notice to the public. >> secretary: certainly. good morning. and welcome to the specialty report meeting of march 10, 2022. this meeting is being held hybrid format with the meeting occurring in person and live on sfgov tv. before we begin, i would like to remind all individuals present and attending the meeting in person today that all health and safety protocols and building rules must be adhered to at all times. failure to adhere to these rules and requirements may result in your removal from this
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