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important so thank you (clapping) >> i'll make my comments brief i'm deep, deep honored and thank you supervisor campos for his leadership for immigration reporters and the board as supervisor kim said those issues get controversial and challenging but the board has comfortable supported immigration and i'm proud to live in the city. and also super they've for the board of supervisors for the island on the network none of my work would be possible without our support and being part of a network across rational and ethnic communities that fight for the rights now in delores street we've got 3 attorneys so the work will continue so i thank you all so much
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(clapping) >> thank you francisco. and i have the honor of presenting the next two
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proclamation this month we have the 50th event of the streets i want to bring someone up approximately a week before someone who helped to start sunday street and the hostility i'd like i'd like to invite up susan king. so colleagues, i know that all of us know susan as the director of sunday street since 2008 she brought this event from columbia to give it our san francisco flare and activate pedestrians and cyclists and kids and seniors and adults in every neighborhood from the embarcadero to the of town to the bayview to be
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part of the moment sunday streets has grown to now a wonderfully large staff of interims and volunteers many of you know seung has been an amazing fundraiser you've hit up every one of you and anyone that has money to support in incredible event. when i heard you were going to be departing i was concerned i was sad but i know that sunday streets is a community experience that is going to live on for hopefully ever in san francisco. san francisco guarded referred to you at queen of the common sense you've done an incredible job of building something that is part of what our city is about and one of the most farther activities i engage in and on our city streets with
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that, i have are a proclamation that we hereby honor you susan king for your commitment in san francisco and thus placement i proclaim this day susan king day in san francisco. thank you susan. >> well, thank you i'm honored and humbled by the out undergoing of support not only for sunday streets it's grown totaled from a two one route events so a program that people around the city anticipate and expect year after year. i couldn't be here without the strong support of the city family and the method of operation the board of supervisors, currently mayor and lee and his officers and the leadership of formerly mayor
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gavin newsom and his staff as well as liveable city staff and board on my colleagues who will wish carrying that program forward are here led by the very capable leadership of two colleagues and tom is also provide a calm and supportive leadership behind the organization and don't worry about the fund raising we have a new development scott so when he calls pick up the phone it's important as well as my boyfriend and my brother jason king and jessica and his girlfriend i want to shout out to the municipal transportation agency they've carried the ball forward two colleagues.
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as well as a whole team mta, department of public works and department of public health and rec and park and again, all the mayor's office and the other departments that really have put their shoulder to the bottle did care to push this program up a hill i'm confident this program will be part of the fabric of san francisco life i was talking to a supporter saying her 6-year-old grandson didn't know is streets without this program it is hard to understand this is such a great institution thank you all who have helped to get this program 0 our 50th event
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>> (clapping) my second accomodation is national rec and park department month i want to offer accomodation to a program and
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group of young people that have done an amazing job in improving our small business please step forward. for those who don't know their young people from our city is from our underserved community in san francisco. who have worked critically hard to volunteer to improve the experience of our parks and small businesses in san francisco. we've had this year i want to thank the 36 teenagers who transcribed over 2 thousand hours of service for research and plan habitat and restoration projects and 25 open green spaces primarily in the southeast areas of san francisco those young leaders have help with the workshops and engaging
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teamwork and vial education and park engagement i want to thank you guys for your tremendous work and take a moment to thank the recreation and parks department that has made a difference in the lives of the people in san francisco and the port of san francisco and the park alliance force the fiscal year leaders which is one example of the value of our local parks in contributing to our city. with that, i want to invite up a number of folks from the green program but first brenda who is the volunteer outreach coordinate to speak on behalf of the program >> hi thank you so much it's a great honor to commend the greenacres program and thank you to the recreation and parks department greenacres comes from
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all walks of life and have their personal journeys but the commonality of a drive to work and be youth advocates for their communities and improve their own lives and like president chiu mentioned we've had over 2 thousand hours of direct services for small business parks and for the community events in san francisco and a lot of the support tha that has been provided for the program has made this program a success since 2012 which was our beginning we have several people to thank at this moment we have a lot of stakeholders the port of san francisco for a partner and the joyce foundation the pg&e for awarding us a grant and
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also thanking all the community groups that have support us like the friends of the parks and our recent partner institute that's provide the youth so what our programs they have a good resource to reach some of the students and also other agencies and thank you, again president chiu and supervisor cohen and commending us today. >> i want to acknowledge supervisor cohen but there's one student we want to hear from. >> i'm really wanting to appreciate brenda for that the amazing experience this is my first year i hope to come back next year. >> thank you. supervisor cohen >> thank you very much. brenda i want to take a moment and acknowledge our leadership
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in guiding the young minds of san francisco and to the young people and our peers that are here today thank you for your leadership you set an example for young people tutor rolling up your sleeves >> i understand there is someone from the port. >> i'm delighted to thank the green agers half a it spent a lot of time to improve our parks their youthful energy and new commitment to serving their communities in participation in their parks i want to join you in thanking and honoring them today. >> with that, today, we're going to be celebrating july 29th and green teenagers
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(clapping.) that concludes our special accomodation we have a number of special orders madam clerk call
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the first special order with the benefit district item 45 and 46. item 45 and 46 is the special order prurient prusht to an order the board of supervisors will have a hearing to establish the business as the lower polk district pursuant to the improvement and tax registration codes article 15 >> colleagues ladies and gentlemen, the purpose of today is hearing to hear the testimony on the levy i didn't do takes the lower polk benefit district with a intention that was adapted as described in the management plan the proposed district will be approximately covering 3 hundred and 7
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identified parcels on 22 partial blocks at the conclusion of the public hearing we'll tabulate this and report to the board of supervisors members of the public may review the tabulation on the base at city hall the statement of the district if there's a majority protest the public testimony will hear if all speakers in support of the assessment districts 2 minutes per person and all speakers in opposition to the seams during the hearing a property owner wishing to thank e change their vote can speak to a person outside the chamber and after the hearing closes the ballots
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will be counted. at this point, i want to say supervisor kim and i share some blocks within the community district i want to say a few quick words i've been supportive of the districts throughout our district 3 and this particular benefit has been in conversation for the better part of 10 years. lower polk is a difference and wonderful neighborhood in my district and district 6 but on the parts of polk has faced quality of life issues and vacant storefronts and homelessness and other conditions that have challenged the neighborhoods. there's almost no green and small business in the neighborhood and very few places for folks to come together there's been a lot of momentum
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to pull the folks together this reflects the culmination of those last year the main polk neighborhood of the year i know it as a hope of many residents the demonstration of a c having did will be appreciated >> supervisor kim. >> i'll save my thanks but happy this is moving forward and i'm happy about a couple of things for district 6 skaerth park has been added as a parcel within the binder to help to clean the areas around the children's backgrounds and want to make sure those families are able to use it so it's a safe and clean area and second glad the service plan is heavily wgd towards youth and happy to
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partner with them. we were not able to get everything we wanted to see in this district in the future we're hoping there will be an expansion after we're able to showcase and the project in this area like a mc and transmit turn over and other changes in this part of the neighborhood we're able to expand into the future as we are able to convince property owner forces the success of the lower cv d. i represent many districts central market and north of market and others. i just have to say i had mixture feeling but taking the public service into the private realm but the cvs have been an
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advantage and the creativity that is community driven by small business and residents bring a layer of personal warmth to developing our neighborhoods identified throughout district 6 and, of course, looking for the public comment arrest let's go to the public hearing i'd like to hear from the public that supports the district each member will have 2 minutes and hear if the district first supporters. please step forward >> sir. in terms of training practice for our younger stare and the united states and for young people they have a good academy with structure for example, for
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me we offer proof and meditation internal practice in a good system not everything else where in society. so big something so simple a group system procedure for meditation see. internal knowledge how they have achievement and external how do we train someone to know how to do holy mercy. and inner changes. see. you have also a place for them to be to go back and have some
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resolution for they're doing everyday. you want the plans careful plans for the parkway like the mission see. mission four quarter everyday. require is a good doesn't structure. i i don't have a good physical structure everyday it depended on good consciences for this for better cultivation for the internal and meditation >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi supervisors i'm jamie i'm the social director for the market use services a member of the committee and live on sutter in the neighborhood we've been working with shell thomas who
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passed away and getting people into the city and properties within the community to be part of the solution and not part of the problem we supported the art walks and done graffiti abatement and seeing this joining the committee to further ingrain the people in larkin street and expend their experience to be better neighbors we strongly support this cv d and hope you move forward. >> thank you. good afternoon. i'm joshua community outreach health working and living in the 16 timing and mission district i'm a 23 year residents. so the cv d is particularly good
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what we're seeing at 16 and mission they're doing the community ambassador program as a bar district it's critically useful and will help the hot teams we can be out there longer hours security is tremendously expensive but the community outreach workers are not as expensive. also i find that in having a cv d we're not only having a security but agencies and there would be an agent that could move forward with the project and not a loss as so often with the neighborhood districts if someone gets interested in what their could go they can only do it for 6 months and then the
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information doorways. i think this is just so key to have we have a strong neighborhood association but there are many things i think a cv d could specifically do that would take us favorite. thank you very much >> next speaker. >> hi i kim letter a resident over 11 years in the lower polk neighborhood and part of the association. and i strongly support the cv d. >> hi my name is ron case. i feel like we are running a marathon and, see the finish line hopefully we'll get a little bit further.
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12 years ago i was part of the founding members to try to improve this area for safety and beautification and security. the most of the years we've gotten a few grants and move a couple steps forward and get knocked back a step. we're doing a lot for our organization we want to be inclusive of everyone in the neighborhood and monetary reasons was not part of being part of our group. we looked at a number of years ago we looked at how to be self-sustaining in keeping things moving in a good direction. it came down to the cv d being the best option many people worked hard on this and trying to be inclusive with everyone in
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the neighborhood that is very important. and where we're back to where we were a number of years ago so i highly support it thank you. thank you, mr. case >> next speaker >> president chiu and supervisors i'm laura are long time resident and a small business owner and i'm on the steering community at the benefits district. i'm here to express my strong support for the cv d moving forward thank you. >> next speaker >> hello, i'm carolyn i've been a resident and business owner and a past resident of the lower pomp neighboring neighbors we're proud because 95 percent of the buildings in lover polk have
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under rent control nobody is displaced by the cleanlessness and beauty. we also know that security gates on businesses and glass are threatening only something like the cv d can replace the glass it is so expensive we can get low cost loans and so many things that a small volunteer no money but heartfelt organization like lower polk can do i look forward to this thank you >> next speaker >> i'm andrew i'm the chair of the lower polk neighborhood association. i'm very proud to be here with two former chairs mr. ron case and president chiu so and thank
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them for their work. i'm here in support of the community district and a resident on sutter street as well. what strikes me since i've moved into this neighborhood 4 years ago the process establishing the community district really upped the ante in involvement with people tenants and business owners and, of course, larkin has been extremely supportive i feel like it represents a community grassroots driven endeavor. bottom line lower polk neighbors is very excited about working hand to hand hopefully with the community district board to continue our goals for a safer
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cleaner and more beautiful neighborhood thank you very much. thank you. next speaker. . >> president chiu i supervisor kim i'm batter thomas my brother shell pass away last month it's been my honor to visit our city i come from texas and spent time in the military and seen parts of europe especially like san francisco that have renewed themselves i see the quality of life in the people. i realize that sometimes, people need money and help to infuse motivation and move forward and as i've spent time on lower polk and been around the area and had my hair cut and spoke with
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artists there i see there are room for opportunities but needs someone to lead and ami i've been expressed with ron case and the lower polk neighbors and the business owners that are there. and their involvement with that. i wholeheartedly support this lower polk cd. thank you. next speaker. . >> hi i've been a merchant in the lower polk neighborhood for 13 years and i've seen it grow and improve and i hope we can get our support by passing the cv d thank you. thank you. next speaker. . >> supervisors i'm chris i'm a member of the steering