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we known we'd still be here amending this agreement. we're really not expecting to be in this situation. >> supervisor peskin: and relative to the public commenter's question, how many public toilets? >> 25. >> supervisor peskin: 25 toilets for our 50 square miles. and in the current contract, we get how much money a year? >> it varies, depending on how much money decaux makes. it's 7% of their gross, and it has been anywhere from about 750,000 to 800,000. it has gone down in the last couple of years because decaux has been losing money to other advertisers in the area, like clear channel, who have digital on both the m.t.a. kiosks and the news racks that are actually public works news racks, so there's been an
emotion in decaux' market because they're not digital yet. >> supervisor mandelman: yeah. thank you, chair fewer. so i am hearing from my colleagues significant reservations about continuing our relationship with j.c. decaux, and i do not actually feel that i have had the opportunity to talk to folks in the castro who might be impacted by this, by my constituents who, you know, may be -- may be fine with getting j.c. decaux, and that may actually be the will of the city at this point. but i would like the opportunity to do some more consultation and hearing some other alternatives from the department. i'm comfortable not taking a vote on this date.
i would like this to come back on a date certain so it would enable us to have these conversations and get us better prepared whether we're ready to make that break. i just feel i like to do a little bit of thinking about. >> one thing i would like -- and i'm more than happy to come and brief the -- you know, anyone who's interested on kind of where we are and what the tradeoffs are, one of the things that i would say and the reason city went down this road in the 90's was it was a way to city of capital in exchange for digital advertising? it cost money to put them in, and there's mant tans that decaux supports. i understand -- maintenance
that did he taecaux supports. just so you know, if you don't support that, we'll no longer have 25 a.d.a. toilets in san francisco. to make that investment as a city is a significant amount of cash when we know we're wanting to fund many things and have toto make choices, which is what we want to do. >> chair fewer: sure. i don't have one in my neighborhood, and i'm sure they've requested one, which is not an issue today, so supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: i did have one question. the reason there was only one respondent to the r.f.p. was because the way the r.f.p. was written. are there other people, other companies in this field, can you address why there was only one respondent to the request for proposals.
>> so when we did the prebid conference, there were two companies that twaended thatte conference. one was clear channel, and one was decaux. i think you're familiar that clear channel was -- has the bus shelters at the m.t.a.? and it has not been a successful contract for clear channel? and they are providing the m.t.a. for shelters and main nance for shelters that i believe are at least even to their expenses, so it's a good arrangement for the m.t.a. and perhaps not as good an arrangement for clear channel. i think because that does not work out too well for clear channel, they are not always in the business of providing street furniture in exchange for advertising rights. that's a niche that decaux has
kind of carved out for itself in the advertising industry? generally speaking, those advertising companies don't provide capital furniture, you know, and maintenance often, although i do know that the more common mode for this is bus shelters, and i believe that in both new york and chicago, the decaux arrangement there is more around bus shelters in exchange for advertising than kiosks and toilets? but in europe, they have many of these kiosks in exchange for toilets, and in southern california, i believe there's other street furniture that decaux has provided to cities in exchange for advertising rights? does that help answer your question? >> supervisor peskin: it does. let me just ask this question a little bit differently. it seems to me there are two public policy goals here.
one is to provide bathroom facilities, and the other is to make the city money, right? is that a fair -- >> or get services in exchange that are worth something to the city in lieu of the cash, yes. >> supervisor peskin: and the source of the money is advertising. >> correct. >> supervisor peskin: so did it ever occur to the city, what if -- i'm not a big fan of this as i stated previously, but what if we just said hey, you can go build a bunch of digital signs on market street, put that out for bid, and take that money for 25 toilets of our own. >> we can simply look at advertising rights for that. i think that as i've said before, a lot of the reason that jurisdictions go down this road is they don't want to have to make the capital investment, and so it's the capital in
exchange for advertising? and i guess we'd need to decide whether we're comfortable. the thing about having the companies build and maintain these is then you are kind of moving that risk and that responsibility and locking it in for a period of time. and we all know that there's economic fluctuations, so from a city's perspective, they're guaranteed for a 25 or 30-year period. >> supervisor peskin: how much does a pit stop cost, and how much does it cost to staff? >> so i have the staff number readily in my head. it's about $200,000 a year just to staff one of these. i would need to look and get back to you on exactly how much it costs because there are
actually different pit stop models. i think you're familiar that we cover two rec and park facilities, so sometimes we already have a facility, but most of our pit stops are the mobile kind so i would want to be able to get you accurate casts for the trailer and truck -- costs for the trailer and truck driver, but i'm happy to do that. >> supervisor peskin: thank you. and i know you've been staffing decaux toilets, like the one at washington square has public works staff at decaux toilets. >> they're actually staff from a nonprofit through a grant, so it's not public works staff. the only public works staff that are working on the toilets are the drivers that are bringing the toilets in in the mobile program and then taking them and storing them, so those are actually public works employees. >> supervisor peskin: thank you. >> chair fewer: supervisor stefani? >> supervisor stefani: thank you, chair fewer.
through the chair, miss dawson, is there a map where all of these bathrooms for? can you send one? >> of course. >> supervisor stefani: is there an established criteria for where these bathrooms go? >> so this was cited when the original agreement was put in place? they were determined on the following basis, where most tourists were and there were not readily available public facilities, so you'll see a lot of them in the fisherman's wharf area. there are some on the top of twin peaks where a lot of tour buses go. there's one in u.n. plaza, civic center plaza where there just weren't access ibibility areas to go?
there was, a long time ago, a sense that the toilet program could expand, and there was this ratio between the number of kiosks and the number of toilets. but later on, the voters passed an initiative that limited the number of kiosks, and so that is why we have 25 toilets today. we might have had more had we had a different policy decision? but that's what we have now. we could certainly look at relocating existing toilets if we felt. so there is one in the castro, for instance, there's one on washington and hyde square park, there's one at coit tower. in the one at coit tower, there's an a.d.a. accessibility issue? in coit tower, the space is
very constained, and an -- constrained, and an a.d.a. accessible unit could not be built, so that's why some of them are where they are. km . >> chair fewer: i have a question. j.c. decaux, do they service the toilets? >> they do. >> chair fewer: so we pay the staff, and j.c. decaux doesn't pay san francisco at all for staffing. >> no. at this point, j.c. decaux does not appropriate the staffing. the city administers it throughothrough a grant, but one of the pieces of negotiation in the new contract is moving it from a city responsibility to being a decaux responsibility but with
all of it still being the workforce development program and a community based program that it is today, so that will be part of the new graemagreem now remember, pit stops are decauxs, and there's about 20 pit stops now, but those are all -- the others are either mobile or to our rec park. >> chair fewer: okay. i think we've had enough discussion on this. i make a motion, then, to move this -- continue this item at the request of myself but also supervisor mandelman, giving a chance to speak to his community about this, to the meeting of march 13. can we take that without objection? thank you very much. thank you very much. [gavel]. >> chair fewer: madam clerk, can you please call items 16 and 17 and 18 together, please. >> clerk: yes.
afternoon. dea deanna kizon with the san francisco international airport. the proposed lease approvals are tweent airport and lady luck gourmet, host international, inc. i. the total minimum annual guarantees is $2,626,875 for the initial two year term. two of the initial proposers are headquartered in the bay area. notably, lady luck gourmet is the first filipino food vendor
in the airport, which is why i asked to be here. >> chair fewer: thank you. let's hear from the b.l.a., please. >> these vendors were collected through a request for process. each tenant would pay the greater of the minimum annual guaranteed rent or a percentage rent. the leases are expected to begin as part of the terminal one project. this is an early approval of them. if the tenants payed just the minimum -- paid just the minimum annual guarantee, the initial return to the airport would be 12.6 million. the airport assumption is they will pay the greater rent rather than the minimum guarantee, and we recommend
approval. >> thank you. >> chair fewer: let's open up public comment. is there any member of the public that would like to comment on this? seeing none, public comment is closed. any comments or questions from my colleagues? seeing none, i'll make a motion to move this to the full board with a positive recommendation. [gavel]. >> chair fewer: madam clerk, please read items 19 and 20.
[agenda item read] [agenda item read]. >> chair fewer: okay. thank you very much. this is -- any comments, questions? nothing. let's go to budget legislative analyst, please. >> yes. the two pieces of legislation, they approve the commercial lease between the city and the department of public works for 101 hyde street, and they've approved the receipt of funding from the san francisco foundation in the amount of $1 million. this space is a temporary use pending use of the property for an affordable housing program. the lease goes through 2025. the la cocina would be expected to put in about $4.6 million in continuant improvements.
we -- tenant improvements. we summarize that in our report on page four. there's a balance of about 782,000. this has not been identified yet that would either be additional fund raising by la cocina or a bridge loan, and we recommend approval. >> chair fewer: thank you very much. and i believe you have a presentation for us. >> thank you, chair fewer, supervisors stefani, mandelman, and peskin. hello. lisa pagan from the office of workforce development. i have slides -- hopefully -- yes, thank you. i'm here with my colleagues, mara blitzer and amy chan with the mayor's office of housing and workforce development.
we have worked collaboratively on an interim use for 101 hyde street, which i'm here to talk with you about today. a little background on this really exciting project. between 2016 and 2018, the site at 101 hyde at golden gate nearby here was acquired by the city through a land dedication at 1066 market street? the land was donated. in addition to the land, there was a $6 million gift held by the san francisco foundation of which 1 million was dedicated for an interim use for the site while it was waiting the development to move forward for an affordable housing and 5 million for affordable housing which is still held by the san francisco foundation for that project. the city issued an r.f.p. for community serving interim use, and we selected la cocina?
this is -- this is at hyde and golden gate. so the proposal is -- for the interim use is 7500 square foot food hall -- oh, excuse me, did it not show? no, it's not showing. let's see...i'm not sure if that's my end or their end. sfgovtv? >> chair fewer: yes. we're just waiting for sfgovtv to show this. >> a 7500 food hall is proposed with a kitchen? there'll be one permanent and seven rotating food vendors. it'll be a welcome and vibrant
space on a very tough corner that our service has worked for many years on in the market c.b.d. so this will be really welcoming, a new affordable eating for the tenderloin residents. it will help with neighborhood outreach and serving as a liaison to the tenderloin neighborhood for this project, and i have a plan here, which is hard to see on the video, but hopefully, you can see it closer up front, with the kiosks and the commercial kitchen, you see the seating areas which would be available for the community for events, actually, as a community center type space. so the lease terms for this interim use as was explained by the budget legislative analysis, it's going to expire in -- december 31, 2025, so
ideally, the term would be approximately march 2019, depending on if the lease is approved -- or recommended for approval and then approved at the board. the monthly rent is $1,000 plus 5% of net income, which would begin upon the issuance of the temporary certificate of occupancy? la cocina is responsible for the tenant improvements and all costs associated with operating the premises under the lease that we have negotiated? so in addition, the project timeline is that the start of construction is estimated to be may 2019 if the interim lease is approved, and they'd like to complete the tenant
improvements by november, have a soft launch in december and open in january 2020 for the community? and then, the mayor's office of housing and community development is here to answer additional questions if you have about the proposed housing development? and there's also an accept and expend grant as part of this in order to release the $1 million from the san francisco foundation for this project. >> chair fewer: thank you. any questions or comments from my colleagues? seeing none, let's open this up for public comment. there are any members of the public that would like to comment on items 19 or 20. >> hello. i'm the director of the project. thank you, lisa. she captured it really well. thank you to mara's team, as
well. in addition to all those great stuff, we also expect to hire 30 to 40 people from the tenderloin area. we have a commit -- we have commit -- we are committed to hire 75% from the neighborhood, and we expect to create about $4 million in revenue through the market hall. i hope that the supervisors will approve this loan, this lease, skm we' lease, and we're very confident that we can make this happen. la cocina has been working with woman for the last several years in businesses. we have over 30 brick and mortar restaurants opened by women, which over 90% are still open. this is something that no other organization in the bay area
can claim to. so we hope to also be the provide of healthy food options in the neighborhood. >> chair fewer: thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> jennifer fremont from the coalition on homelessness. there was a lot of concerns, much like the monster in the mission, and we were called -- calling it the t-rex in the tenderloin. the company was going to be -- the developers were making a lot of money and really doing the bare minimum. so there was a lot of work in the community to force the developer to do some stuff to mitigate. they were not too comfortable with having poor people on their site, and it ended up
buying this building and giving the additional money to san francisco foundation. now, the interim use stuff, from our understanding is a lot of folks that were involved in this was it wasn't going to slow down the creation of the housing. there were interim use, but things were going to move full steam ahead. with proposition c, there's an option to having this housing be put in quicker. i think there needs to have some conversations about that because i don't think any of us imagined that. also, two years have already passed, so this has been a very lengthy, long thing that is potentially going to be causing even further delay. so we'd appreciate some more conversation about this. thank you. >> chair fewer: thank you very much. any other comments from my
colleagues? so yes, this is a seven-year lease, and we love la cocina, however, this community was promised an affordable housing site on this site, and a seven-year lease is a very long period of time. and so i am not comfortable actually passing this out of committee today because what the community and the members of the board were promised during the last budget cycle, it was a two-year temporary use, and then, those plans were 100% affordable housing. so i think i'd like to have more conversation on this. i'd like to continue this item -- oh, supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: i just wanted to also add not just prop c, which is subject to litigation, but as we know, the mayor and the board are contemplating what at a minimum would be a $300 million general obligation bond for affordable housing on this november's ballot, so i just wanted to add
that to the conversation. >> chair fewer: excuse me one second. so i see supervisor haney, which is a cosponsor of this, is in the room. supervisor haney, would you like to speak on this item? oh, you can actually come in here, supervisor. >> supervisor haney: oh. >> chair fewer: miss wong. >> supervisor haney: sorry for crashing the party. i think that i support what --
your comments in terms of continuing this and spending a little more time working with the community on it and talking about the length of the lease. obviously, we want to see that site activated right away. it's really a shame of sort of what has happened to that block as it's been a building that is really shuttered, and the community wants to see it activated. with that said, there's a commitment to have affordable housing and some of the opportunities that we have for funding may have shifted a little bit with the bond and prop c and other things, so -- eraf. so i'd love to be able to have some time to spend with oewd, with la cocina, with mohcd and with the community to see what the right time frame is. we want them to happen now, but as soon as we're ready to build housing, we want to be able to do that. i would respectfully ask, as you said, be continued.
>> chair fewer: would the meeting of march 13 work for you? that's two weeks from now. >> supervisor haney: that would be great, yeah. >> chair fewer: so i make a motion to move this item to the meeting of march 13. >> clerk: for clarification, both items? >> chair fewer: yes, both items, 19 and 20. thank you, supervisor haney. madam clerk, are there any other items before us today? >> clerk: there are no other items. >> chair fewer: thank you very much. the meeting is adjourned. [gavel]
>> good afternoon, and welcome to the land use and transportation committee of the san francisco board of supervisors for today, february 25th, 2019. i am the chair of the committee, supervisor aaron peskin, joined by matt haney, and sandra lee fewer. i wanted to start this meeting, as we will tomorrow, at the full board of supervisors, by taking a moment of silence for our public defender who passed away on friday
evening, jeff adochi. i rarely do things like that, but i miss him dearly. our clerk is ms. erica major. ms. major, do you have any announcements? >> yes. please make sure to silence all cell phones and all electronic documents. le electronic devices. >> chairman: thank you, ms. major, and i'd like to acknowledge that we're joined by supervisor stefie, who is four minutes tardy. >> item number one is an ordinance for many of the buildings who are vacant to pay annual restoration fees at the time of registration, update the penalty for violations,
and affirming appropriate findings. >> chairman: thank you, ms. major. before i turn the microphone over to supervisor fewer, i want to thank her because this is one of the rare instances where an ordinance has been co-sponsored by every single member of the board of supervisors. so supervisor fewer, i think you and your staff are on to something. and with that, the floor is yours. that's not on a meeting -- we can co-sponsor whatever we want, as long as it is not a ballot measure. >> thank you, chair peskin. most of the thanks, i think, goes to my legislative aide for working so hard on this, and something that we recognize is a problem not only in our district, but in all of the districts in san francisco. i'm excited to be moving forward on this legislation and ask you for your support in
sending this committee today with a positive recommendation to the full board. when this item was before you on february 4th, i spoke about how we got here and why it is so important. on that date this committee approved two amendments at this legislation. in order to clarify the refund amount for property owners who lease out their property within one year of paying the annual registration fee, and to require a third-party licensed professional, rather than d.b.i., to conduct annual inspections on vacant properties to ensure they're maintaining the exterior and interior of the property up to code. my office worked closely with d.b.i. on this legislation, and they will simplify implementation without excess administrative burden. once again the purpose of this legislation is to increase the accuracy and affectiveness of vacant store fronts, to ensure
they're propertyly prompted identified to remain safe, to avoid hazards and nuisances resulting from being vacant or abandoned. this ord nan will do the follow: ensure all vacant storefronts are properly identified and registered regardless of whether the property is being aver advertised or release. and to monitor or enforce registration requirements at the time of registration, and penalties for failure to register, and requiring annual inspections of vacant storefronts to ensure they remain safe and do not pose a hazard. i would like to thank the building inspection commission and the small businesses commission to their positive recommendations and all ten of my colleagues for unanimously co-sponsoring this ordinance. and i want to thank the
golden gate restaurant association for the letters they sent in support of this ordinance. no one understands the importance of addressing this issue more than than our local restaurants and businesses, and i'm proud to have their support. thank you very much. >> chairman: thank you, mrs. fewer. mr. william strong, do you have any comments on baf behalf of the building inspection or your commission. >> thank you. as the supervisor fewer mentioned, we have been working closely with her and her staff for the past few months on this. we're looking forward to seeing it move forward and hopefully tightening up what is a complicated situation. >> thank you, mr. strong. is there anybody here on behalf of the small business commission? okay. are there any members of the public who would like to testify on this item. please come forward.
>> okay. as i dislike closed storefronts as the next one, i would like to know if anyone would like to characterize the comments held by the local real estate and the chamber of commerce. and i am wondering into which city the inspection fees will look to, and for what purpose they may be expended. i would also like to know any such fees and inspection are both reasonable and thorough, and they are not conceived of as a punitive measure but as an instrument taken in the interest of public safety and the local commercial development. i have been surprised to find how cheaply storefronts can be held under lease in prime quarters, such as central north beach and the balboa
triangle. the relative business turnover and periodic business formation in these neighborhoods cannot nearly be attributed to the high cost of lease hold, but to the totality of rising overhead. in fact, the low cost of leasing may lead to an increase in business failure, owing to the relatively low cost of market entry which acts as a lure. of course, the enterprise failure -- well, of course enterprise failure fuels business development and redesign and remodel, and the repurposed restaurants have a tendency to flame out in a year or three. they may be doubling hit by loss of leaseholder, and to reconfigure the floor plan, as well as a need to reregister the renewed need for property inspection and fee
schedule. i'd like to conclude that the new enterprise might find itself at competitive disadvantaged with established businesses. >> chairman: i appreciate your comments. and, you're right, it is not all a function of leasehold prices. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisor. cory smith on behalf of the san francisco housing action coalition. you know, there is a bunch of different ways that we're trying to attack our storefront and problems. it is going to come as a shock to all of you, one of the ways we think is a really effective way of doing that is to add housing at all levels of aaffordability along our commercial corridors. we have so many great neighborhoods all over the city. i walk to most of my goods and services in my neighbourhood. i go for hardware stuff, i go to h.d. markets to buy
my groceries, and i get lunch just down the street. and when there are more people in the neighbourhood and more people walking around in the neighbourhood, we know they are spending more money. we've seen plenty of data specific to san francisco, specific to the merchant quarters in san francisco, saying that consumers spend the most amount of money if they walk. if we also add additional people to the corridor, that's an additional way we can help our small businesses across the city. thank you. >> chairman: i think that was a comment in support. i'm not sure. next speaker, please. all right. seeing no other members of the public for public comment, thank you for telling us about your shopping behaviors. are there any comments from committee members. >> thank you, chair peskin. i want to take a moment to thank supervisor fewer. this is a vexing issue for
our district, in particular. when i started my run for office and my goal to be a supervisor, this is one the issues i heard over and over again, the high rate of vacancies and empty storefronts in our district. so having the tool to be able to encourage and hopefully compel many of these business owners/property owners to do something with their space -- i mean, the goal is not really to collect money. this is just an encouragement tool to be able to rent these spaces and activate our commercial corridors. and if they don't, then we will collect the money and we will most likely put it back into something positive for the neighbourhood. i just wanted to thank supervisor fewer and her staff for pushing this forward. and i am in strong support of this. >> chairman: supervisor haney? >> i also want to thank and really congratulate supervisor fewer for your
leadership on this. i think it is extraordinary to have such broad support among all of the supervisors, but it is obviously because it is something that really directly affects all of our districts. i was on a walk with my staff down market street last week, and the thing that i think stands out the most, that is most glaring, even on our main thoroughfair in our city, are the number of vacant storefronts, and we were saying, there is one there, and there, and what are we going to do about this? so when this goes through and we're able to easily pull the exact locations, how long they've been vacant, what is happening with them, and have some tools at our disposable to affect that, it is going to be a great benefit to -- certainly to my district, district 6, where there are also a lot of public safety impacts on when we have these vacant storefronts. so i'm excited to continue to support this work, both with the registry and then
as we move forward to making sure that we're filling these vacant storefronts. so thank you for your leadership, and thank you to your legislative aide, who i know has worked a tremendous amount on this. hopefully this will be the last time we have to pass this to his committee, and we'll see it pass out of the board. thank you, and congratulations. >> thanks. >> chairman: colleagues, i call on the sponsor of this legislature, i want to add a couple of things. >> number one, as you all know, and supervisor fewer joined me at a press conference in north beach, where while there is still a re relatively healthy vacancies at 10%, it had jumped from 5% to 10% in the last three years. and i will be bringing forward to this body a piece of legislation that if we all see fit will be submitted to the voters with regard to a vacancy tax.
so i just wanted to put that on the record. the second thing i wanted to say is that while supervisor fewer thanked the small business commission for support of the legislation, i would like to respectfully differ just a little bit, which is that there are three recommendations that were actually recommendations to gut this legislation. and i completely disagree with the 7-0 vote of that body. and i just wanted to state that on the record because i can. with that, supervisor fewer. >> thank you, chairman peskin, and thank you, colleagues, for your support. i just wanted to mention a few things in response to some of the public comment that we just heard. one, that we did meet with the merchant associations, and they're in support of this ordinance. and also, as they realize that these empty storefronts actually hinder those commercial corridors from reaching their full potential. another thing is that this is not a fine.
this is rather a recovery fee. the recovery fee is what d.b.i. spends on actually doing the inspections of these vacant storefronts. and i also wanted to comment that an increase in market-rate housing can lead to identification, which can actually be detrimental to existing merchants as there is currently no rent control on retail space. and so what we're seeing is that when areas identify so quickly and massively around neighborhoods that many of these merchants that have been around for 20 and 30 years are now priced out because there is no retail rent control. so i just wanted to comment on those two public comment issues, and i want to thank my colleagues for their support. >> chairman: thank you. any other comments. supervisor stefie? >> i want to add one more thing that i think is
really wonderful about this but basic, is getting the idea of the exact number, right? i mean, you went out and counted in your district over 156 properties that were empty storefronts, and that's much of the genesis of this legislation. and d.b.i. at the time had zero. so, i mean, understanding the scale of the problem, first and foremost, then allows us as policy-makers to get an idea. i understand that it is complaint-driven, and that is what you are referring to, so this is not a criticism of d.b.i., but at the end of the day, this will now encourage us and allow us to have an exact number of how many empty storefronts there are, and we can then begin to understand the scale of the problem, which is an important part of the legislation. i just wanted to point that out and say that that was really important. thank you. >> chairman: so which one of you colleagues would like to make a motion. to send this item to the full board. >> i would like to make a motion to send this item to the full board with
positive recommendation. >> chairman: can we take that without recommendation -- i mean without objection with recommendation. congratulations, supervisor fewer, and thank you. ms. major, the next item please. >> item number two is an ordinance in ordering the summary street vacation, bragdon street and within the perimeter of the farmers' market, approving jurisdictional transfers of property from the site of market and public works, and agricultural commissioner to the g.s.a., and a affirming appropriate findings. >> chairman: mr. stores, our county surveyor, my notes say this presentation is coming from claudia gore from the department of real estate. [inaudible] >> this is really a department of public works ordinance because they're the ones that come,. >> chairman: in that case, we should probably get mr. stores back up
here. >> it doesn't matter. who would you like? >> chairman: whoever wants to present. >> okay. good afternoon, chair peskin and supervisors. today is an ordinance before you that would do a vacant the remaining portions of three streets that are still within the decades-old alini farmers' market. if you need a lot of information about the history, we have that. but just generally, this started about 20 or 30 years ago, in 1989 and went over to 1993. in 2010, a general plan referral was done to get rid of the remaining portions of the streets that are within the market itself. there are no utilities within them. there is nothing -- they're not used for sidewalks or streets or anything. it is actually right in the middle of the market, where actually the stalls are located. this will continue that general plan referral to get rid of all of the streets and then transfer
the jurisdiction from d.g.w., and transfer it over to real estate division, which took over the operation and the management of the market i think around 2007. >> chairman: so simply put, this is a street vacation and jurisdictional transfer? >> correct. >> chairman: all righty. to the county surveyor, mr. stores. the floor is yours. he said for the record he had nothing to add. are there any members of the public who would like to comment on this item number two of a very short land use committee agenda? seeing none, the public comment is closed. this probably should have happened eight years ago, but it is good that it is happening now. it is but a paper transaction between various departments of the city and county of san francisco. is there a motion to send
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[♪] ♪ homelessness in san francisco is considered the number 1 issue by most people who live here, and it doesn't just affect neighbors without a home, it affects all of us. is real way to combat that is to work together. it will take city departments and nonprofit providers and volunteers and companies and community members all coming together. [♪] >> the product homeless connect community day of service began about 15 years ago, and we have had 73 of them. what we do is we host and expo-style event, and we were the very force organization to do this but it worked so well that 250 other cities across the globe host their own. there's over 120 service providers at the event today, and they range anywhere from hygiene kits provided by the basics, 5% -- to prescription glasses and reading glasses,
hearing tests, pet sitting, showers, medical services, flu shots, dental care, groceries, so many phenomenal service providers, and what makes it so unique is we ask that they provide that service today here it is an actual, tangible service people can leave with it. >> i am with the hearing and speech center of northern california, and we provide a variety of services including audiology, counselling, outreach, education, today we actually just do screening to see if someone has hearing loss. to follow updates when they come into the speech center and we do a full diagnostic hearing test, and we start the process of taking an impression of their year, deciding on which hearing aid will work best for them. if they have a smart phone, we make sure we get a smart phone that can connect to it, so they can stream phone calls, or use it for any other services that they need. >> san francisco has phenomenal social services to support people at risk of becoming homeless, are already experience and homelessness, but it is
confusing, and there is a lot of waste. bringing everyone into the same space not only saves an average of 20 hours a week in navigating the system and waiting in line for different areas, it helps them talk, so if you need to sign up for medi-cal, what you need identification, you don't have to go to sacramento or wait in line at a d.m.v., you go across the hall to the d.m.v. to get your i.d. ♪ today we will probably see around 30 people, and averaging about 20 of this people coming to cs for follow-up service. >> for a participant to qualify for services, all they need to do is come to the event. we have a lot of people who are at risk of homelessness but not yet experiencing it, that today's event can ensure they stay house. many people coming to the event are here to receive one specific need such as signing up for medi-cal or learning about d.m.v. services, and then of course, most of the people who are tender people experiencing homelessness today. >> i am the representative for
the volunteer central. we are the group that checks and all the volunteers that comment participate each day. on a typical day of service, we have anywhere between 40500 volunteers that we, back in, they get t-shirts, nametags, maps, and all the information they need to have a successful event. our participant escorts are a core part of our group, and they are the ones who help participants flow from the different service areas and help them find the different services that they needs. >> one of the ways we work closely with the department of homelessness and supportive housing is by working with homeless outreach teams. they come here, and these are the people that help you get into navigation centers, help you get into short-term shelter, and talk about housing-1st policies. we also work very closely with the department of public health to provide a lot of our services. >> we have all types of things that volunteers deal do on a day of service. we have folks that help give out lunches in the café, we have folks who help with the check
in, getting people when they arrive, making sure that they find the services that they need to, we have folks who help in the check out process, to make sure they get their food bag, bag of groceries, together hygiene kit, and whatever they need to. volunteers, i think of them as the secret sauce that just makes the whole process works smoothly. >> participants are encouraged and welcomed to come with their pets. we do have a pet daycare, so if they want to have their pets stay in the daycare area while they navigate the event, they are welcome to do that, will we also understand some people are more comfortable having their pets with them. they can bring them into the event as well. we also typically offer veterinary services, and it can be a real detriment to coming into an event like this. we also have a bag check. you don't have to worry about your belongings getting lost, especially when that is all that you have with you. >> we get connected with people who knew they had hearing loss, but they didn't know they could
get services to help them with their hearing loss picks and we are getting connected with each other to make sure they are getting supported. >> our next event will be in march, we don't yet have a date set. we typically sap set it six weeks out. the way to volunteer is to follow our newsletter, follow us on social media, or just visit our website. we always announce it right away, and you can register very easily online. >> a lot of people see folks experience a homelessness in the city, and they don't know how they can help, and defence like this gives a whole bunch of people a lot of good opportunities to give back and be supported. [♪]
>> greetings, community. my name is muvati williams. i am a san francisco native, born and raised in san francisco. i go by riti, and it is swahili for the tree of intelligence, and i just want to share some of my intelligence with you. this piece that i wrote today is for the women within our lives, the ever lasting backbone that gives us strength and salvation. so allow me to open up my heart to