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sequa and the environmental review report and what about the common footprint we the constituents want to know what you are doing about this we can't go on preventing everything is okay spending billions of dollars with no accountability and no transparent we have two supervisors that are still talking. thank you very much >> thank you. next speaker. >> . >> (speaking foreign language.) >> in time when the plans and assistance local land geographic response the mobilitytion with progress one step at a time. right now the southeast corner is -
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>> is there any further public comment on item 4 seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk item number 5 >> item 5 allocate $5 million plus in prop k funds with conditions for 6 requests subject to the trichoid schedules with the prop plan this is an action item. >> colleagues any discussion seeing none, is through any public comment on item 5 seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk please call the roll >> supervisor avalos absent. supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. supervisor jane kim. supervisor mar. supervisor tang.
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supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. that item passes. item 6 >> item 6 appoint ramona smith to the advisory committee. >> seeing no names on the roster we'll go to public comment any public comment on that item on item 6. if there's a medical cannabis please come forward >> sometimes in the western they ponder the chinese map i mean, of course, about 7 times 7 is 49 actually, it's the 15 body 349 usage application and wonders in the charge 7 charge and 7 enforcement yeah. >> they make a mighty professional. >> is there any further public
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comment on item 6 seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk call the roll >> supervisor avalos absent. supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. supervisor kim. supervisor mar. supervisor tang. supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. that item passes >> okay will you call item 7. >> approval the prop k this is an action item. >> seeing no names on the roster we'll open this up open this up for public comment any public comment on that item? seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk will you please call roll >> supervisor avalos absent supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell.
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supervisor kim. supervisor mar. supervisor tang. supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. that item passes. >> thank you. madam clerk call item 8 >> item 8 possible closed session for the employee evaluation. >> colleagues, we, kick this in open or closed session i know that supervisor mar and supervisor cohen will be prepared to report to the board of the personnel committee to shall we do this any member of the board wants to do it in closed session i'll put that out to the bodies. anyone have a particular view >> closed session. >> so do we need 0 motion to go
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into closed session. we'll go into 8. >> is the door now unlocked? okay. okay. members of the public waiting to get in. i want to welcome the public back to our transportation authority we conducted closed session and back in open session supervisor mar would you like to
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report out >> yes. the committee met on july 10, 2014, and gave a recommendation to evaluate our tilly chang with an exceptionally good recommendation the board supported the evaluation done after an evaluation process that included several executive director record of acknowledgements and the transportation authority analysis we have rated our executive director as exceptionally good in her performance thank you. supervisor mar would you like to make a motion in terms of what was demolished >> second by supervisor yee if
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i'm seeing no names on the raufrtd madam clerk call the roll. >> not to disclose the content. >> supervisor avalos absent. supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. supervisor kim. supervisor mar. supervisor tang. supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. that item passes. >> okay. that motion is approved. item number 9 >> introduction of new items. >> actually before we get there do we need public comment on item 8. >> okay with that, should we resend that vote and do public comment? okay. there's no public currently in
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the board chambers is there any public comment on that item on item 8 okay. seeing none we'll close. and do we need to resend that vote and revote we don't need to? okay item 9 a introductions of new items this is an informational item >> colleagues are there any introductions of new items. seeing none, is there any public comment on item 9 seen none, public comment is closed. . madam clerk item 10 >> general public comment. is there any general public comment seeing none, public comment is closed madam clerk number 11 adjournment >> we're adjourned thank you very
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>> you're watching quick bites, the show that is san francisco. and today you're in for a real treat. oh, my! food inspired by the mediterranean and middle east with a twist so unique you can only find it in one place in san francisco. we're at the 55th annual
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armenian festival and bizarre. this is extra special not only because i happen to be armenian, but there is so much delicious food here. and i can't wait to share it with all of you. let's go. armenia, culture and cusine has had much cultural exchanges with its neighbors. today armenian food infuses he flavor from the mediterranean, middle east, and eastern europe. >> this is our 55th year and in san francisco we're the largest armenian food festival and widely recognized as one of the best food festivals in the area. we have vendors that come up from fresno, from los angeles showing off their craft. we really feel like we have something for everyone in the neighborhood and that's really what it is, is drawing people to see a little bit of our culture and experience what we experience weekend in and weekend out. >> we are behind the scenes now watching the chef at work preparing some delicious armenian kabob. this is a staple in armenian
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cooking, is that right? >> absolutely, since the beginning of time. our soldiers used to skewer it on the swords. we have a combination of beef and lam and parsley. and every september over 2000 pounds of meat being cooked in three days. >> after all that savory protein, i was ready to check out the fresh veggie options. >> this is armenian cheat sheet. it's tomatos and mint and olive oil. that makes summer food. and what i'm doing is i'm putting some nutmeg. it is kind of like cream cheese. in armenia when they offer you food, you have to eat it. they would welcome you and food is very important for them. >> in every armenian community we feel like we're a "smallville"age and they come together to put on something like this.
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what i find really interesting about san francisco is the blends of armenia that come together. once they are here, the way people work together at any age, including our grandmothers, our grandfathers, skewering the meat, it's fun to see. fun to see everybody get together. >> we call it subarek. it's a cheese turn over if you want. we make the dough from scratch. we boil it like you do for la san i can't. >> the amount of love and karin fused in these foods is tremendous. they come in every day to prepare, cook and bake bread, all in preparation for this big festival. >> nobody says no. when you come them, they have to come tomorrow for the feast. >> what a treat it is to taste a delicious recipe, all made from scratch and passed down through generations. it really makes you appreciate the little things. >> it's one of the best festivals. it's outstanding, a marvelous occasion.
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>> we're outside checking some of the food to go options. i grabbed myself a ka bob sandwich, all kinds of herbs and spices. i'm going to taste this. looking fantastic. one of the best i've had in a long time. you know it's delicious b i have just enough room for dessert, my favorite part. we're behind the scenes right now watching how all the pastries get made. and we've got a whole array of pastries here. honey and nuts and cinnamon, all kinds of great ingredients. this is amazing. here's another yummy pastry made with filo dough. oh, my god. really sweet and similar, it's lighter. this is what i like. we have a lovely row here. looks like a very delicious and exciting surprise. i'm going to bite into it. here we go.
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um. this is great with armenian coffee. now we're making some incredible armenian coffee. >> we buy our coffee, they have the best coffee. they come from armenia, specially made. and would you like to try it? >> i would like to try. >> would you like sugar or no sugar? >> no sugar today. i'm so excited. really earthy. you can really taste the grain. i think that's what makes it so special. really comes out. i hope you try it. we're having a great time at the armenian festival. we ate, we saw, and we definitely conquered. i don't know about you, but i have to go down to the food.
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check out our blog for so much more at sf bites at tums until next time, may the force be with you. ♪ ♪ >> first of all, everybody is welcome and we ask two things when they get here. one, that they try something they've never tried before. be it food or be it dancing or doing something. and if they feel like it was worth their while to tell one person and bring that person, that family member, that friend down the street to come with them. >> we're going to have to do a lot of eating so get ready. >> get ready. and you diet tomorrow.
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meet, madam clerk will you please call the role. >> avalos not present, breed present, campos, present, chiu present; cohen present; farrell present; kim present; mar present; tang present; wiener present; yee present. you have a quorum. >> supervisor avalos has been asked to be excused. with that, could we all rise for the pledge of allegiance?
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>> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. could i have a motion the approve june 17 minutes? second by supervisor yee without objection those meeting minutes are approved. are in any communications. >> i have one. concurrence of continuation of revised local emergency relaeting to the rim fire, the status on national forest fire was omitted from the board agenda today and will be considered on the imperative agenda. it's important to approve it today as is current declaration expires tomorrow. >> with that, let's go through the consent agenda.
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>> items 1 through 17 are considered routine unless a member objects. >> colleagues, would anyone like to sever any of these items. role call vote? >> on items 1 through 17. kim i; mar i; tang i, wiener i, breed i, campos i, chiu i, cohen i, farrell i. there are ten is. >> those ordinances are passed. next item. >> item 18 is the annual budget and appropriation ordinance to appropriate all estimated receipts and expenditures.
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>> item #19d. 19. >> [inaudible]. >> supervisor breed. okay. can we take these two items, same house same call? without objection, these ordinances are finally passed. items 20 through 22. >> items 20 through 22 are ordinances associated with the schlage lock project between the city and visitation development. item 21 amends the planning code to provide for use controls and amends the zoning map. and item 22 amends the general plan to implement the visitation valley schlage log special use district. >> same house same call? without objections these ordinances are finally passed. item 23. >> this is to amend the charter of san francisco to provide retiree benefits to retirees of
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the city and county. >> supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much, mr. president. good afternoon everyone. good afternoon colleagues. this proposed charter amendment is narrowly crafted to transition employees who were formally employed by the redevelopment agency. as many of you have known, in 2002 we were all reeling from the governor's decision to abolish the redevelopment agencies across the state. and we've been working on finding redevelopment tax increment. however, just like many of these projects, including the schlage lock project, the board is approving today that we just approved the employees of the agency have spent a number of years in limbo. the biggest [inaudible] making a complete transition to the
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city as they cannot count their previous years of service in the redevelopment agency towards their vesting for their retiree healthcare benefits. now, many of these employees are in their mid career or close to requirement so the possibility of having to start over and accrue additional 20 years is very problematic. the charter amendment allows employees of the former redevelopment agency to count their years of service at the redevelopment agency for purposes of retiree healthcare benefits if they become city employees by march of 2015. this charter amendment only impacts retiree healthcare and not any other section of the charter related to retirement benefits, which is why the retirement board has elected not to hear or cost this measure out. this also does not guarantee that every employee at the
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successor agency will have a position here within the city and county government. it merely allows employees who were negatively impacted by the disillusion ment of the redevelopment agency to if they become city employees of march of 2015. we've worked hard with city agencies, want to acknowledge the city attorney's office, mickey callahan as well as health service system to make sure that we are not allowing any of these employees to double dip and that we are targeting the employees that truly felt the impacts of the state's dissolution. we've excluded employees who have left the agency prior to the dissolution voluntarily,
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two, those that are collecting pemca or other retiree benefits, three, those that have vested from previous years of service, and four, established a precise date by which any employee who qualifies must be employed by the city of march 2015 so this is not an open ended opg. ed option. we've made several amendments at the rules committee, two specifically, to address several questions and requests that were made by the department. the charter amendment that is before you today has the support of a human resource director, as well as two unions also bringing forth this measure that represent employees that were impacted by the re-- by the dissolutionments of the redevelopment agency. that's local 21 and siu local
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10 to 1. this is a very fair measure that helps employees in a very difficult situation over the past few years. this is the only option that we have to ensure that these employees get credit for their years served so i ask that you support this measure. >> thank you supervisor. and unless there are any other comments let's take a role call vote on this charter amendment. >> item 23, kim i, mar i, tang i, wiener i, yee i, breed i, campos i, chew i, cohen i, farrell i. there are 10 is. >> this charter amendment is
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submitted. >> thank you. >> could you call item 24. >> this was referred without recommendation from the rules committee, charter amendment, second draft to amend the charter of san francisco to adjust the required annual appropriation from the general fund to the transportation fund annually to reflect increases in the population of san francisco subject to discontinuation by the mayor if a new general tax on vehicles is enacted by the san francisco voters, all at an election to be held on november 24, 2014. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you for entertaining this item. colleagues, this charter amendment will help us to address the huge challenges we have around the future of transportation in san francisco. our -- and it will do so by, in part, tying the municipal transportation agency baseline funding to population growth in
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san francisco. we are living in a growing city, san francisco's population has grown by 85,000 people since 2003. it is anticipated to grow by another 150,000 people by 2040. our transportation system has not kept up. muni is struggling in a very serious way. the agency does not have enough vehicles, many vehicles are old and not reliable, we have too many service disruptions in the system. muni has $2.2 billion in deferred maintenance. we need to be very, very serious about funding this system. i participated in mayor's transportation 2030 task force which made some solid recommendations. the bond we placed on the ballot last week is very important, another important part is the vehicle license
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fee, which we were going to go to the ballot on this coming november. that was delayed until 2016. as a result, we have several years without funding that the mta assumed and that will have a direct impact on our ability to move forward in terms of getting this system, shoring it up, making it more reliable, significantly expanding its capacity so it's not overcrowded as it is today. we don't have two years to wait. we need to be addressing muni's severe needs now. this measure will take the mta's baseline and will tie it to population growth in san francisco. in the first year it will reflect the ten years of population growth we've seen over the last decade and thereafter it will increase on an annual basis by population growth. i, in committee, did amend the measure to provide that after
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two years if the vlf passes the mayor will have the authority to cancel this measure and the vlf will pick up where it off. the measure has garnered strong support in the transportation advocacy community, endorsed by the transit riders union, sierra club, walk sf and the san francisco bike coalition. i also want to thank my legislative mr. powers for his work on the measure and everyone else who had input into it. colleagues, i ask for your support. >> supervisor tang. >> thank you. i will just reiterate a couple comments i made in committee and really want to again, acknowledge supervisor wiener for all his work on public transportation in san francisco. i'm going to have to