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most predate did planning requirements. >> okay thanks. >> i have a question so the parapets property it is deeper than the permit holders proposed. >> the lot is deeper and the building is deeper yes and okay >> any public comment on this item? seeing none, then we'll - is there public comment? and >> thank you, commissioners. >> nominees a david perry i'm probably the neighbors most effects by the extension he live in the unit above i was bought the building with a partner in 1988 completed the condominium
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conversion and the few weeks are the 6 co-owners the previous owner richard correct the record he already had a studio on the main level but his wife was also an author built the extension to have to a studio i'll caution about the numbers in the brief the numbers don't make sense they quote 6200 and 50 units the marina which is single-family homes or duplexes or trio triplucks there are 17 marina blocks the number of parcels is only 2 thousand 59 how you get 6 hundred plus units i don't know
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of the 2 thousand 59, 6 hundred and 39 are single-family homes and the duplex and the triperplexes are 8 hundred and 9 buildings the only contention this lot is standard for the marina, in fact, in users the blocks they use used as examples you'll see the standard deck are a much common deck is 25 by 37 nature 25 by one hundred is short block and only lot so 25 hundred square feet or less they're only 6 hundred and 72 of the seven hundred 59 parcels less than a third so this is a substandard lot in the marina and this extension being the mid
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block enjoys the deep lots that come in from east west streets north beach so i'm in full support this revised variance b&b be approved and the appellants motion be rejected thank you. >> is there any additional public comment? >> seeing none, we'll have our rebuttals. >> no neighbor no city official more member of the board would think that is preference to have a renal structure extend to the rear yard it is a negative for everyone except the homeowner and their right retired for exceptional or extraordinary
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circumstances those properties don't meet the standards the project sponsors their argument is on the vaurnsz or most of it again, we think that is wrongly issues maybe irrelevant it didn't meet the standard the dry rot was the windows i've not seen the pictures of the dry rot i don't see that is extend to the full building and i also want to you know, i have the numbers for that the marina they're published numbers so i think this is how many units there are and how single-family homes i didn't make it up or anything i want to say that david perry opposes he opposed this addition here is his e-mail owe said dually noted i was unhappy of the extension by north patterson he revealed to
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you he negotiated with richard patterson and had him pay for a the retrofitted of the property in return for his 1340r9 of the zashs and we're most effects at the abutting structure. >> what else he predicted the domino effect of the inrespectable properties to the north of 3636 webster street tare identical i know there is a member of the board a real estate agency that's the standard lot size for the marina and the majority of lots are that size i'll show the block and the two properties the subject property those two properties are identical in every way no reason if it
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evaporates was not granted they shouldn't expected it variance grant as well as this structure will be across the property line and talked about the wall that wall was requested by previous owner of 3636 webster here's the e-mail of todd requesting we build a wall to protect his wall it is not under the original plans and doing it to appease another owner this property is high maintenance and needing more we're skemz that the code be followed. >> thank you. >> thank you. we'll take rebuttal if the variance holder. >> commissioner president honda and members on behalf of the variance holder warped to the dry rot in the summer of 2014 that dry rot was tolerated
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and assessed by the pest control no choice but to clean it out and in order to waterproof is that had to be rebuilt not the dry rot was not in one area and the variance was sought and the building permit was sought it rebuild and water behavior it dry - and regardless of the interior space of the house this is not a career with the zoning administrator to determine the appropriate that is space that was added to part of habitable space it is setback a substantial amount and a 6 feet fence and part of property again
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privacy is protected and the bottom line is we're here because we have to be able to well, we grant the right by the variance based on the findings we're all support by facts the record including the 2006 evaporates he situation has innovate changed mr. sanchez was correct and all the findings were meet from hardship from the exceptional or extraordinary circumstances and the fact there are no impacts to any adjacent maybe so the firefighter wall was there because of the building code and still required and again wife opted to not put the firewall with the loyalty and privacy from the properties so all i'm asking for is review the could have if i look at the chart that was helpful and where the appellant was was not based
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on facts but a hyperbole and look at the examples that mr. sanchez used and our argument you have to find that the evaporates is support by the facts all the finding are correctly justified and the variance should be issues we appreciate that if you'll deny the appeal and uphold the variance i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> mr. sanchez. >> thank you scott sanchez i don't have much to add has been stated open appeals not precedent savings account we look at this thing case by case basis and want to make that clear just because with only are variance is grand for one provided or property not all property and adjacent tattoos appellant property this came up at the joint pr hearing the
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property we built is setback 6 inches from the appellants property abutting the property to the north it would not have an impact on the appellant but the properties on the north which is the condition to have the deck shortened that was the arbitrary i said to address that the adjacent property owner they did speak if option at the bayshore hearing i'm available to answer any questions you may have thank you. >> thank you. >> xhmdz commissioners, the matter is submitted. >> >> i with start off by affirming what i think the da said in the sense the 2006 variance i think still is in
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place whether you agree with the that in terms of the - what was done over the scope is a different issue and i think this variance cleans up the process we heard it before and i'm not prepared to overturn the variance. >> i agree. >> i agree. >> commission. >> mr. vice president. >> move to deny the appeal and to grants the variance to uphold the variance on the basis the 5 criteria have been upheld. >> thank you on that motion by the vice president to deny the appeal and uphold the variance commissioner lazarus commissioner president honda and commissioner swig thank you that motion carries with a vote have had to zero and
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the last item 9 absent which will be heard together are for appeal number 16 plus all filed by nancy against the department of building inspection all dealing with the property on ninth avenue and all of them are protesting issues to the removal of sheetrock and kitchen and bathroom and no fixed apple is location and the second an electrical permit to rewire the unit and new lights and plugs and within garbage disposal and the third a plumbing permit remodel the kitchen and bathroom ms. norton you have 23 minutes to appeal if you need that. >> okay. >> hello my name is nancy norton i live on ninth avenue
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which is a flat the building the front of the subject property that is 630 a a units in the backward of the property i've lived here since 40 years as i wrote to you in my appeal i believe that i'll address all 3 permits at the same time those 3 permits were issued hatesly over-the-counter without due review of the situation mr. sullivan said in his applications they'll do a small remodel and therefore there is no necessity for a review of
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plans and one of the things that i noticed the application was that it was state that there were two stories of applications - of occupations the existing>> next speaker. >> in law unit i've also there to long it is not legal stories of occupies the past landlord you don't an died a year ago and never let the occupants the thought mother-in-law units we believe use the basement of that structure because it does not up to code section 12 a 8 point it requires
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the height be 11 feet two inches i measured it says that recently and it is actually 6 foot one and quarter inches at the imposed rafter height that's the shortest height of the ceiling. >> was stated in the application that there are just planning an removing and replacing sheetrock those walls with actually not made of sheetrock it is plastic like in my apartment i also checked that out recently to make sure it doesn't change over the 40 years hadn't been the structure for some time. >> i meet be surprised that
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mr. o'sullivan with falsely file out the building permit application if i had not been informed of the sorts of techniques by another former tenant of mr. o'sullivan who i included a letter if her as my exhibit no. 3 her building mr. o'sullivan applied for a building permit and asked that the tenants there move out so he could do the construction and applying for the permit he filed a plan that didn't belong was applying for the permit those preliminaries were rescind
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also the reason believe that he did a quick and dirty application for there i have a black book notice from the plans were filed for this work it would have triggered that block and so the building permit would have been up for review discretionary review by the planning commission which we are in process of having another permit that mr. o'sullivan applied for go through the discretionary review process so instead of having to deal with that and doing this construction it was kind of like glossed over with the situation
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is with this building in order to kind of slip there the cracks with this application. >> so, now that the correct facts are in front of the the building department i believe that the electrical and plumbing permit they're associated with this should be rescinded and that no building permit should be released from suspension or issued for any of the units 626 through 638 ninth avenue without complete review of the detailed plans by the building department which by due process will allow all the concerns building residents and neighbors with an one and 50 feet of the property
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to apply for and retain a discretionary review i'm here with other residents of the building and to also represent the concern of the neighbors on either side of the folks that couldn't be here tonight. >> i have a picture of the building question which i included those in your briefs and if you want to have a look at that. >> so as you can see have an idea of where the building sits and then get a shot of the door this is the door to the downstairs to the basement and also within our packets there is a picture of that space downstairs the basement
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so you can see not up to code thanks for your consideration. >> thank you. >> eject /* okay. we'll hear the permit holders now. >> thank you commissioner honda and commissioners i'm patterson for the permit holder this is an interesting that straightforward appeal that is a copy of the permit in question and this is a picture of the cottage in question. >> i'm not going to take the full 21 minutes i'll try to be
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much briefer i want to show you why it is necessary this is a permit as stated earlier for work in the european level only if a kitchen and bathroom remodel a straightforward not required planning review issued correctly this is the old kingdom currently in place those festivities i took on monday of this week. >> in need of renovations this is the bathroom not in good shape this is a vacant united no tenant is going to be displaced in this work that or
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this is the wiring should be upgraded and the appellant has stated that is an in-law unit it is not this is a lawful single units the rear yard built in 1911 according to the city records a half hour units the upper floor is - and i went out this with a tape measure to verify as you can see from the overhead at all four corners it is 6 feet at least well over 6 feet at each corner to the floor of upper units and 78 nature inches
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and 75 and 93 and one hundred on down sloping lots higher the back and you'll see the keyed is very clearly second story. >> the appellant raise two concerns the permit says two-story and suspect she's probably confused with or not understanding the current code the 1978 cf d is one story the code changed in the mid 80s the building code changed and in definition a copy of the 1975 code that is part of rap report in 1978 here the 75 code but at
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the time it was common the lower floor was here under current code the 2013 building code lower floors are calls a floor a story this is a here i'll reader the brief palm in the 192013 code definition of a story from the finished floor level above the basement is 6 feet below grade or more than 12 feet more than 6 feet well over that clearly a second story building the permit was filed anti correctly the second southern is that
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there's going to be additional work done in the scope of that permit the appellant seems concerned the owner will don't care work on the second story to turn it into the other space and that will disruptive the tenants the front of the building this is not the case this work is not beyond the scope of the permit another permit is required and she'll have an opportunity to file a request. a discretionary review that requires a 311 notice if you were significantly those two buildings are quite far apart approximately thirty feet so the idea here's the site plan on the overhead the ideas work within this rear cottage is going to be so terrible and
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constructively eject tenants from a building thirty feet away is farfetched and it also since the building department miss the fact that doing a kitchen and berm ups they're doing a remodel to turn it into a liveable space impractical enforceable so if this happens the appellant, of course, can file a complaint with the building department but the fantastic of the matter not the permit the appellant says she simple want the change to file a discretionary review she's filed under her broke block of notice
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her daughter filed a dr request i think the within she's concerned with she'll have their chance to express whatever concerns and the planning commission will address those she raised the issue of they're being sheetrock instead of plastic in this building sheetrock is the brand name of that priority and lots of plastic the building what is under the permit removal and sheetrock are drywall this is certainly no inincorrect here >> she's not drubbed by the work of the building and the permit was issued credible the story was designed properly the application was filed out it
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begs the question why the concern and the answer a interesting percentage it is actually, i think for a collateral purpose a outstanding lawsuit against the appellant for freud u fraud filed by the property owner she sent a letter saying that she is a protected tenant living at this address and sunlight the e eviction has to be recess sent the appellant didn't live the unit not in san francisco she lives in aot another town she owns a bunch of property someone can own property in another city except she took an homeowners tax exception 1081924 that vine
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street light and owner occupied so for collateral purpose lee a back story with the appellants went to the retirement board for a rer8dz i think she has issues many are unrelated to this permit this is in the correct forum for that the collateral attack i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> i the president to show the board very briefly photos of the measurement you, you can verify those measurements are accurate it is the front of the property, the corner, other corner, third
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corner, and fourth corner on a down sleeping e sloping lot for scale not to show you my own photo but a photo of me standing underneath the bay the top underscore that is the lower floor here the upper in charge as you can see it is well over 6 feet above. >> unless any questions i'm happy to scombreeld did remainder of my time and yields to questions. >> thank you mr. duffy. >> commissioners the building permit on appeal was issued
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offended if with plans not normally require plans rechl the sheetrock for cottage the kitchen and bathroom no remolding and fix of that election as i said no plans required for that and the b b m that is referenced a block notification as you may know that on applies to work with requires the planning department to review so that those don't apply inform 90 no planning department for the scope of work the lower level is a story, however, not considered a habitable storage but i'll agree with mr. patterson on his analysis that changed years ago we used to call them basement now a better
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depiction definition for basements versus a story in today's code as far as the dbi is concerned the permit was issued correctly i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you mr. duffy. >> i said thank you. >> all right. so then we'll take public comment any public comment on this item? >> commissioners joe don how as commissioner vice president fung i've been here in 10 or 15 years i have my instant the case one of the reasons the cost of housing in san francisco is so great from the person that filed that had really built it
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obviouslyly she'll recognize this is a non-conforming building not non-conforming because it is at the end of the lot and clearly 26rz and clearly i understood it you can't come into to a court of exhibit equity and again, live in the building here daughter does she rented it out illegally and the tenant sued her for over charging a motivate other than outburst activity it is this kind of an appeal that makes the property values getting more and more expense and the commission needed to forward some kind of regulars recommendations to the board of supervisors that when there are frivolous appeals should be punitive aspects
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brought into the law a hearing to punish people that file frivolous appeals this clear is frivolous done in language that appears if we didn't know the facts it is that is improper and the reason i've appeared after 10 or 15 years this will happen and years ago we cleaned up this process we had appeals i've been tiff for the last 10 or 15 years but this case brought me out of retirement this is what is happening that will be addressed by us in another organization will create with the supervisors believe me you'll be seeing more of us believe it or not deny the appeal. >> any other public comment. >> seeing none, then we have rebuttal from the appellant
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first. >> well i'm not sure if you all are familiar with mr. o'sullivan because i didn't hear any laughter coming from the board when the last person said that i am trying to raise the costs i'm part of problem of raising the cost of living in san francisco mr. o'sullivan the building that i cited before that the former tenant wrote a letter in support of my appeal with the building permit harassed the by the bed
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making $6,000 per room as a tech born so to try and paint that he with broad-brush that anybody was part of the problem of residence going up in san francisco has really a lotable and just further indication of mr. o'sullivan trying to hide behind the smoke screen in his action i have lived and do live in the apartment at 626 mr. o'sullivan brought a lawsuit against me and my daughter scam this thing apartment i didn't want to go into this but now the open a can
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of worms he bought the building and told any daughter planning to get rid of of us and he has step by the step gone after me and the tenants on the bottom floor to get us out of the apartment he bought blow market-rate because it had sitting tenants protected tenants when he wrote about the two stories issue with his back building it is states on the application that those are two stories of occupancy and i think it is very contrary to mr. o'sullivan only one story
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of occupancy in that mother-in-law units the only reason i think to put two stories he's planning on making that so during construction it also says in the application that no walls will be removed the rooms the downstairs basement part of building are well below the required seven hundred square feet they're very small rooms and so if their good evening to make useful space out of that hard for me to building they'll not remove any walls during the construction. >> i know this is isn't the correct forum to go through all this stuff
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landlord harassment with the sitting tenants i'll leave any remarks on that subject at what has been stated thank you. >> thank you. >> mr. patterson rebuttal. >> thank you ryan patterson for the permit holder first say that this allegation about the rental complaint is untrue mines that planning respond to that complaint went out and confirmed that is not true the suggestion that the owner has gone after the appellants and the lower tenants this is very interesting thing to say because the only reason why the lower units received an owner
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move-in eviction the appellate defrauded the landlord to not complete the owner move-in eviction in that unit as a direct result of that fraud the lower tenant has unfortunately been on the receiving end of the fraud i do want to speak briefly on the issue again with the story count this is the planning department definition of a story and i'll note at the very bottom definition the space below first story when sufficient floor to ceiling height for the occupancy the appellant noted in here brief and confirmed that is not the case to this property not sufficient floor ceiling height
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so you know again, i'm not seeing any non-compliant and cause for equitable belief sheelt not be affected if hillsborough i'm available for the background here. >> thank you. >> oh, and one last thing i'll offer the board living rooms licks read into the record the measurements are the site plan of this property my understanding under the board's rules take photos but give that to the boards. >> anything further from the departments no okay commissioners, the matter is submitted. >> what's before us is
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relatively simple permit i think the parties in this room understand the process quite well ambassador should it change from what is a relatively cosmetic improvement i'm sure all the parties know where to go i've not heard anything that takes this permit beyond the what either would be approvalable by the department or is an error by the departm t department. >> i'm in agreement. >> it is a much marry 25i7b8d somewhere that board is no the forum but what is in front of us the permit they appear to be simple i'll agree that the
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departments not error in issuing them and i'll eagle the use of the all 3 commissioners but especially sxupg there's a little bit of sophistications with the appellant so if she seems malphase one or a delineation from the preempts i am sure you'll be that she'll calling your attention of the appropriate city departments. >> move to deny the appeal on the basis that the permit is properly issued. >> okay. that's. >> for all 3. >> okay. great. >> so a motion the vice president to deny the 3 appeals and uphold the permit their properly issued. >> on that motion commissioner lazarus commissioner president honda and commissioner swig
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thank you that motion carries 4 to zero and there's no further business. >> thank you, everyone >> i want to welcome everyone here today and today, we are signing this very important piece of legislation and let me begin by thanking supervisor wiener so far his instead of leadership the sponsoring the legislation that will raise the minimum angle for anyone
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purchasing tobacco products and e cigarettes to the average 24 and that will take effect on july 1st of this year i know that supervisor wiener along with his co-sponsors supervisor mar and supervisor cowen and supervisor farrell and ultimately the entire board had a adopted this and this i know that the supervisors with working closely with our duty 0 who has been documenting why it is showing so important to continue our efforts as a city if not as a state to continue be rooiktd the access to cigarettes particularly at journeying or younger ages that is advocated by the groups like the tobacco free coalition i want to thank them they're not just here in san francisco but the entire
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region and all over the country working with the health department making sure that supervisor wiener and not only pay attention it the science and data it is going on but that we do our best to end the suffering that is brought by by long-term smoking that obviously is the cause of cancer and asthma and heart disease we do our best to educate the public in doing so if not the industry that sells overseeing products and ultimate our kids are your family when in their 18 and 19 is shown that the coalition has shown over and over you're putting that some 95 percent of long term smokers had begun smoking at the age of 18 perhaps younger and as certain
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under the age of 21 those habit are so hard to end voluntarily so that's why we have to go to many other front to try to do this and that's why i think that the supervisor wiener has found a person cause and public health health cause if the violation kriebs the department of health to make sure that we do what we can to end our these diseases as much as we can to make sure that we also reflect as the mayor of the city if we can save a lot of money if we are able the medical systems we have to have in place it treat cancer and asthma with smoking is an incredible
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experience to the public safety the cleaner air with the coalition work on families that second-hand smoke impacts this has another critical reason why we want to do as much as we can and i think we're on the overview we know that supervisor wiener is already in contact with the governor's office as we are and with his the 1184 particularly senator leno and senator henry's to insure that the state which maybe hopefully in our minds the second to join hawaii to end the sales of tobacco products and less people under 9 age of 21 it doesn't make it right because your 21 you buy tobacco products wild to end it.
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everyone hopefully with the adult level of age 21 that people make better health decision tore themselves and their family so i take this opportunity to thank the coalition i know that in looking at the data as they have done in working with us this year was a strong sense interest the data it the smoking rates are higher amongst people of closer and amongst the let the record reflect community and other xhucht we rank it with a hard impact sales work that is done by tobacco industry the may or may not lgbt community that's where we really have good data to show that the more we do to educate your communities be about this the better off we'll be so with all that background i want to say to supervisor wiener
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you have again showing the good leadership i'm going to give the pen avenue we sign this your accumulate more pens than anyone but thank you for your leadership and also working with such important groups like the tobacco free coalition supervisor wiener i'd like to invite you up here to say a few words >> thank you, mayor ed lee i'll give that pen to the advocates and the district for they're really horroric work tutor sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; 24 legislation in a way that highlights this critically important issue san francisco for many years has been on the cutting-edge of public safety whether around hiv or led pant and sugar sweetened
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beverage whatever the case weave been from the forefront and once again we are in the fire hydrant of what i hope will be a tile waive of proving health legislation that eliminates tobacco use in this country this is a huge problem we've been involved in a 50-year struggle but with the tobacco city that produces a product with no benefit whatsoever that kills a half a million people every year 34 is a serious issue and serious punting kiss i'm proud we live in a city where we can be on the cutting-edge where the politics of this city allows us at city hall to make good progressive policy i also want to say we know we're
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up against a very well financed component the tobacco destroy for decades has fought ever effort to try to control tobacco use and enemy linkage between their pursuit and the health we know that hillsborough tried to do that they have spent their legislation after an expensive lawsuit by the tobacco industry we in san francisco are willing to fight that fight that is amount about our city thank you to the department of public health we sometimes don't roles e releases how lucky with the best putting department that supports our efforts to make good laws that vascular critical exercise an amazing agency and
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our advocates for give us the political spouse space to to be able to do this and as the mayor adu u. >> you allowed we passed that legislation a week and a half good and the law jam the state assembly broke we that republicans willing to raise the tobacco age to 21 to pass senator leno's forward-looking bill to make sure that cigarettes are tobacco are still a way to get addicted to nicotine and will you the tobacco tax it is a huge step forward i hope goes to the governors desk thank you, everyone (clapping.) so are we ready to safe so far lives i'll add one mount reason
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not in my notes or the legislation but it is about my history about 10 years ago a mayor asked me to pick up cigarette butts as a public works decorator i say to all the public works staff that work hard if there was less settings that's another reason to sign on the legislation; right? yes all right. (clapping.) (laughter). >> today's date is - >> 16. >> that's it all right.
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because i got a free meal. and check a map on -- check them out on facebook. take a peek at the stuff we have cut. to get our -- check out our blog. i will have >> hi today we have a special edition of building san francisco, stay safe, what we are going to be talking about san francisco's earth quakes, what you can do before an earthquake in your home, to be ready and after an earthquake to make sure that you are comfortable staying at home, while the city recovers. ♪ >> the next episode of stay safe, we have alicia johnson from san francisco's department
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of emergency management. hi, alicia thanks to coming >> it is a pleasure to be here with you. >> i wonder if you could tell us what you think people can do to get ready for what we know is a coming earthquake in san francisco. >> well, one of the most things that people can do is to make sure that you have a plan to communicate with people who live both in and out of state. having an out of state contact, to call, text or post on your social network is really important and being able to know how you are going to communicate with your friends, and family who live near you, where you might meet them if your home is uninhab hitable. >> how long do you think that it will be before things are restored to normal in san francisco. >> it depends on the severity of the earthquake, we say to provide for 72 hours tha, is three days, and it helps to know that you might be without services for up to a week or more, depending on how heavy the shaking is and how many
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after shocks we have. >> what kind of neighborhood and community involvement might you want to have before an earthquake to make sure that you are going to able to have the support that you need. >> it is important to have a good relationship with your neighbors and your community. go to those community events, shop at local businesses, have a reciprocal relationship with them so that you know how to take care of yourself and who you can rely on and who can take care of you. it is important to have a battery-operated radio in your home so that you can keep track of what is happening in the community around and how you can communicate with other people. >> one of the things that seems important is to have access to your important documents. >> yes, it is important to have copies of those and also stored them remotely. so a title to a home, a passport, a driver's license, any type of medical records that you need need, back those up or put them on a remote
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drive or store them on the cloud, the same is true with any vital information on your computer. back that up and have that on a cloud in case your hard drive does not work any more. >> in your home you should be prepared as well. >> absolutely. >> let's take a look at the kinds of things that you might want to have in your home. >> we have no water, what are we going to do about water? >> it is important for have extra water in your house, you want to have bottled water or a five gallon container of water able to use on a regular basis, both for bathing and cooking as well as for drinking. >> we have this big container and also in people's homes they have a hot water heater. >> absolutely, if you clean your hot water heater out regularly you can use that for showering, drinking and bathing as well >> what other things do people need to have aren't their home. >> it is important to have extra every day items buy a couple extra cans of can food that you can eat without any
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preparation. >> here is a giant can of green giant canned corn. and this, a manual can opener, your electric can opener will not be working not only to have one but to know where to find it in your kitchen. >> yes. >> so in addition to canned goods, we are going to have fresh food and you have to preserve that and i know that we have an ice chest. >> having an ice chest on hand is really important because your refrigerator will not be working right away. it is important to have somebody else that can store cold foods so something that you might be able to take with you if you have to leave your home. >> and here, this is my very own personal emergency supply box for my house. >> i hope that you have an alternative one at home. >> oh, i forgot. >> and in this is really important, you should have flashlights that have batteries, fresh batteries or hand crank flashlight. >> i have them right here.
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>> good. excellent. that is great. additionally, you are going to want to have candles a whistle, possibly a compass as well. markers if you want to label things if you need to, to people that you are safe in your home or that you have left your home. >> i am okay and i will meet you at... >> exactly. exactly. water proof matches are a great thing to have as well. >> we have matches here. and my spare glasses. >> and your spare glasses. >> if you have medication, you should keep it with you or have access to it. if it needs to be refrigerated make sure that it is in your ice box. >> inside, just to point out for you, we have spare batteries. >> very important. >> we have a little first aid kit. >> and lots of different kinds of batteries. and another spare flashlight. >> so, alicia what else can we do to prepare our homes for an earthquake so we don't have damage? >> one of the most important things that you can do is to
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secure your valuable and breakable items. make sure that your tv is strapped down to your entertainment cabinet or wall so it does not move. also important is to make sure that your book case is secure to the wall so that it does not fall over and your valuable and breakables do not break on the ground. becoming prepared is not that difficult. taking care of your home, making sure that you have a few extra every-day items on hand helps to make the difference. >> that contributes dramatically to the way that the city as a whole can recover. >> absolutely. >> if you are able to control your own environment and house and recovery and your neighbors are doing the same the city as a whole will be a more resilient city. >> we are all proud of living in san francisco and being prepared helps us stay here. >> so, thank you so much for joining us today, alicia, i appreciate it. >> absolutely, it is my pleasure. >> and thank you for joining us on another edition of building
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>> when the new california academy of sciences opened in
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2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live
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performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in their hands, getting to know maybe somebody new, may be looking for a day, or chatting with friends. there jellyfish. i mean, they are beautiful. >> the culmination of the animals. >> it is very impressive. we do not have this at home. >> tell us a little about some of the spider's we see here on display. >> at the california academy of sciences, there is a very large collection of preserved and live specimens, which are the evidence about evolution. we have the assassin spiders, which are spiders that exclusively kill and eat other spiders. they are under the microscope here.
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research done and the california academy's i rhinology lab suggests that the assassin spiders have been doing this for over 150 million years. this glassed in room is a real scientific laboratory, and the people in that room are preparing specimens of vertebrate, that is mammals and birds. the way they do this is to remove the skin, sew it together in a relatively lifelike pose, and ensure that it does not decompose. >> i am a really big class actress fan, so i am here to see them, and beer week. >> i wanted to learn something and have fun. >> i always enjoy it. i am not all is well -- always working as i am tonight. sometimes i come to enjoy the music and to dance.
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♪ >> culturewire covers the arts in san francisco, and one of my favorite culture artists is here tonight. jason, thank you for being on culturewire. tell us about some of your posters that we have here today. >> most of the posters here are four specific shows or tours. i am hired by the bands or the venue. >> what is the inspiration behind these posters? >> no, disease of the related to the bay and, of course. music -- it is related to the band, of course the musical content or isn't related to the bed. album covers can come from anywhere. ♪
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♪ >> class actress was great. we have been having so much fun. i did not realize how beautiful the cal academy looks than that. what other events take place here? >> we do corporate events that night on a regular basis. but nightlife is your best bet to come in as a regular person pharmacy the academy at night, and visit with friends. we have details for the next few weeks. you can get tickets online in advance or at the door. >> thank you so much. thank you for watching culturewire on sf gov tv.
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light for our city and our streets illuminating our ideas and values starting in 2016 the san francisco public utilities commission is xhoefl that light with new led with the did i audits for better light for streets and pedestrian and they're even better for this vitally lasting longer and consuming up to 50 percent less energy upgrading takes thirty minutes remove the old street light and repeat 18 thousand 5 hundred times while our street lights will be improving the clean energy will remain the same every san francisco street light is powder by 100 percent
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godfathers hetch hetchy power in one simple word serious as day turns on election day, w to vote at your local polling place, in san francisco, the workers, that greet you, check the roster, and give you your boll lot, might a little young, like they could be in high school, this is part of the poll worker program, this provides, every election, with thoun poll workers, how did they become a poll workers, and what is it like being a poll worker as such a young age? let's meet some poll workers. >> hello, i have been a poll
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worker for about poll workers for 13 years now. >> hello, this would bymy my 7th year now. >> my name is eddie, i'm 20, i'm a senior, i will be graduating this may. [music] >> students don't just show up on election day, they're recruited and trained by the department of election. [music] >> we visit to almost all san francisco high schools, talk to students, in government class, and talk to them about being a poll workers. >> students play an important part in poll workers in san francisco, we're going to hire about 1,000 this year, it's a great opportunity for them to
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learn about the democratic process, they also earn a stipend in work, and earn credits. >> i was excited to see at my high school, to work for the department of elections, we can get extra credit for one of our classes. >> i was like, i need money, i want to do something for her, my city. >> i said, hey, why not, it might be cool, i have been an active community person. [music] >> it gives a real experience that takes the concepts i'm teaching in class, it's real life, it's not something that is just in a textbook, it's representative of democracy, and direct democracy, all in one day, for the students to interact with the public, it is complicated, there are problems
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you have to you know deal with these issues as they arise immediately, and come up with a resolution. >> it was really crazy, and hectic, there were a lot of voters. >> it gives me experience with helping people and getting to know people, and how to treat people. >> being a poll workers, it's a cool way to see what life is about beyond school. [music] >> students must be 16 years of age, get permission from their parents and school, and have a 2.5 student gpa, to become a poll workers, they also have a two hour training session. >> i'm glad they had training, i had all my questions clarified, so i really prepare you for election day. >> san francisco is a multicultural, city, with many
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languages, spoken every day, more than 80% of the precincts. >> i know spanish, i want to help them. >> in addition to english, they proviet student voters with spanish, japanese, vietnamese. >> it does look grade on a resume, they're interacting with the public, they're problem volume ving. >> you have to be responsible what you are doing, you got to work with a partner, team work, it's not just about me, it's about us. >> it's kind of a precareer
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experience, and it can open up doors later in the future to job tunts. >> you feel more connected to our government for the participation in this program. i see the impact in my students work, i see it in their writing, in group discussions. >> i just really like the sense of going out there, doing something for the community and being part of the community, helping others voice their opinions, work as a student and be a part of their democratic process of san francisco. >> i feel that i did something for my community. >> when you are a high school poll workers, you are excused in class, you gain so much knowledge in skipping school, it's probably one of the best experience i had had, i'm glad i had it all throw high school. >> they recruit new student poll workers, through every election,
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for more information, go to sf [musi >> my name is holly i'm been in enterprise software training for 10 years that expired film
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and art and voice-over week work and all kinds of work. >> i'm jane a program director for the state of california i have the privilege of working on special technology projects for the depth of the technology a passion for helping people and a passion for doing work that makes a difference and makes me feel good at night and i think about what i did today and helping every single person in the city as. >> a technology professional a need for more women and more women in leadership roles the diversity and the leadership pipeline is an area that needs a little bit of love. >> a lot of love. >> a whole lost love. >> i'll contribute for the
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change for women's equality by showing up and demonstrating that the face of success schizophrenia came come in a variety of corresponds. >> they're a lot of roadblocks for san francisco when it comes to our proposition and finding a play for information that has how to start and grow management so we started to build the san francisco business portal not just consults or the taxpayers and voters they're actually customers we are the government serving the consumers in our neighborhood i point to at least one best that i personally touched with one way or another and makes me feel good about the projects like the business portal and in embarking on this new exciting journey of finding
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better and efficient ways to deliver services to san franciscans i sit through a lot of senior management meetings i'm the only woman in the room i know that our c i o is tried to recruit for women and a male dominated environment. >> i've felt unbounded and inspired to pursue a lot of things over time i recognize to be cricked in ways i didn't anticipate you know i've followed the calling but now put me in a position to spend most of my time doing things i love this is the whole point; right? you ought to feel inspired in our work and found opportunities to have you're work put you in
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service for others and happy doing what you're spending so much time. >> my father was a journalist lift and my mom a teacher when we finally decided to give up their lives because of me and now i actually get to serve the city and county of san francisco it makes me feel really, really good not this didn't happen overnight i've worked my entire life to get to this point and much more to learn and i have a lot of changes ahead. >> really think about what moves you what you're pat's about and trust that you are sufficient and enough where you are to begin and then is her that you are being tenacious about getting to the next place
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>> thursday, march 24, disruptions of any kind. proceedings. and when speaking before the commission, if you care to, do state your name for the record. i'd like to call roll at this time. commissioner president fong commissioner vice president richards commissioner antonini commissioner johnson commissioner moore and commissioner wu we do expect commissioner hillis to arrive commissioners, the first item on your agenda consideration of items proposed for continuance ab downtown conditional use authorization at first street are proposed until april 7, 2016, item 2 the inclusionary housing planning code is proposed middle


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