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already we are planning to permanently closed two lanes of the highway in response to rising tides quickly know that we and our successes successors will have to find billions and tens of billions or more to make the infrastructure investments necessary to protect the city from climate change impacts that are already inevitable. we have to take every feasible action to prevent even more severe impacts. emergency is upon us and we need to recognize that an act with urgency face on the recognition every day. san francisco has been a leader on environment issues and we should all be grateful for the tremendously talented staff of the department of environment and in particular, i want to think director raphael and others for their help with this resolution. i also want to thank the mayor charge office for their council. this resolution seeks to build on and amplify their efforts. i want to thank my office as well. brickley hayward, richmond and
oakland taking steps subject to a state of emergency, and we should certainly during that period i want to thank my cosponsors, as well as supervisor viewing, supervisor peskin, of supervisor brown, and matt haney. we need to respond to the greatest emergency of our time. the rest i submit b thank you, supervisor. >> today i am reintroducing a call for a hearing and introducing two pieces of legislation, i previously called for a hearing on home burglaries and home invasion robberies and it is currently pending in the public safety and neighborhood services committee. since then, i have heard from countless constituents who have had packages stolen from their front porch, driveway or doorway, with the gross -- growth of online shopping, package that has emerged as a major concern for residents of my district and in the city. as such, i'm adding package thefts to the hearing on home burglaries in order to learn more about the growing problem and work towards solutions.
seconds, i am introducing an amendment to the question time ordinance to close a loophole that emerged in my first week in office. this will grasp the clerk of the board the authority to extend the deadline for submitting the topic of a question for the mayor charge a appearance before the board board by 24 hours, during holiday periods, especially noticed meetings, or the week of new members joining the board. i am grateful to mayor breed to graciously allowed me to submit a question for my first board of supervisors meeting despite the deadline for doing so being in question. with this amendment, there will be clarity for the process going forward. next, i'm introducing a resolution in support of a permanent memorial or the survivors and victims of the irish famine. in the 19th century, in a span of three decades, the population of ireland declined by over 50%, well some site a potato blight as a cause of the famine. they produce more than enough food to feed his people during
that time. the deaths of over 1 million irish people at the immigration of many millions more must be understood as a failure of politics, of policy, and it is important we acknowledge its lessons. these lessons remain poignant and relevant today as food insecurity threatens billions in the world, and millions in the united states. it is also important we celebrate the essential contributions, the irish-american community has made to our city, and in particular, to my district where irish culture and traditions have rooted and flourished to the benefit of us all. i would like to thank the entire irish famine committee, in particular john o'riordan for their leadership in their communities, in our city, and on this memorial. i would like to thank my cosponsors, supervisor yee, matt haney, and aaron peskin. the last i submit. >> thank you, supervisor mar.
mr. president, that concludes the introduction of new business. >> okay. thank you, madame clerk. >> mr. president,. >> mr. president, i want to be added, i think it was an oversight. we were supposed to be on there as well what supervisor might just introduced, so for the closed charger information. >> thank you, supervisor. >> okay. now we can go to the next item. >> at this time, the board welcomes public comment for up to two minutes on items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board to include the january 15th, 2019 board meeting minutes. item 43, the closed session on existing litigation including whether or not to go into closed session, or on the possibility that the board continue this item to a future date. item 44 through 47, additionally are also welcome to be commented on during public comment. speakers using interpretation will be allowed twice the amount of time to testify.
if you like to display a document on the overhead projector, please just place it under the projection and then remove it when you would like to return to live coverage of the meeting. >> okay. , come on up. >> first and foremost, i would like to offer our condolences to our elected public defender from all of us in san francisco. the workers at the public defender's office, and the numerous supporters of jeff adachi. having said that, i am on a mission today to address a situation in san francisco at 555 santon street. we have serious problems
additively browned middle school and others. we have supervisors who are involved in all sorts of shenanigans, but are not addressing seriously the education of our children. a principle, 25 years of teaching, one and a half years at the school as a principal, ganged up on and the san francisco unified school district did not give a hoot. this black woman got a nervous breakdown, and normally i don't like to interfere, i used to,
and supervisor sandra fewer knows about this in the past, but i don't like to interfere, but i was forced to. i advise the principal to get a dr. dr.'s certificate where she will be getting three weeks to look after herself, and i will address the board of this school district at about 6:00 p.m. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker. >> hello. my name is denise. i stand before you as a representative of taz auto detailing. the only company that meets the requirements and mandated by s.f. shasha charger. taz is the only vendor awarded detailing contracts, all the others vendors being paid through prop q. authority.
as vendors would violate city purchasing rules for contracts over $400,000. taz is the only vendor with a contract being excluded by the san francisco police department and other city departments through mar farley, the senior purchaser in o.c.a. office of contract administration, as well as brian young, his fpd fleet management. taz is the only qualified black car wash in san francisco that is being discriminated against. it has been discriminated against since 2014, to the present time. taz has filed a whistleblower complaint in 2,016, in 2016 for the same behavior, whereas essential shops forced taz to do horrible fittings, which is illegal. sergeant rick yee engaged in
bid-rigging along with city purchasing departments. doing the bidding process for the carwash contract. we have been complaining about this since the award date. under written policy that the city departments don't have to abide by contract requirements or road contracts does not require city departments to do so, but taz, but to do business with taz, although -- >> thank you, next speaker. >> hello. i don't know if people are going to be claiming that they didn't believe me. my word is pure gold, and i have
all kinds of references to that, but my word is not enough about me restoring tourism and bringing millions, if not more of revenue to the city. they didn't offer me the chance to show more evidence and more witnesses as to the fact that i really did restore tourism. they told me they didn't want to come because it is so filthy. they started talking to me saying they would come back next year because it is starting to look clean. then the tourist came back. this is true, and i need to be able to verify with you that you know this is truth, and ask you again, why do i go three days and no one will give me a piece of bread in this city. can i not, if i did bringing millions of dollars of revenue to the city, expect someone with give me a piece of bread once a day and not go for the last three days or two days without giving me a piece of bread, but today i got one piece of bread. i haven't eaten for several days it just seems like i should have
a right to demand that you treat me that well at least and don't let me go hungry four days. you don't give a freak in a darn. i -- it doesn't matter if i earned that or not. i start taking it out of myself that i am maybe a worthless piece of -- >> thank you. next speaker. >> hello. i am a resident of mount davidson at the edge of some park. i want to ask for more resources to manage the trees in our open spaces. i want to give you an example. in 2012, a consultant did a tree assessment of the trees in glen canyon and recommended dozens of
trees be removed because they are unhealthy, they are -- they pose a risk for our injury damage and death because they are along roads, sidewalks, and trails in the canyon, and most of the trees in glen canyon are in the park, but dozens of trees were also recommended for removal west of o'shaughnessy boulevard in district seven and on the soda property, which belongs to the unified school district. trees are still there. additional trees were recommended for pruning. the trees haven't been pruned. sensitive city took over all the management for the street trees, we should do the same for the trees in our open spaces, and if you can find the funds and
resources to help wreck and park mainly to manage these trees, that would be really good for the environment where neighbors have already explained our concerns for reducing the potential for catastrophic wildfire in the canyon, and within the past year, a tree along o'shaughnessy, not 25 feet from me when i was standing there just dropped a heavy branch and then the following month, a tree right next to the trail england canyon -- >> thank you. next speaker kick. >> hello. i am a resident of north beach place. i am in district three, and i am
directing mr. peskin. i notice you do wonderful work in chinatown and over there by washington square. >> i will stop you and pause for a moment. he will direct your comments to the board as a whole. >> okay. also, there's things going on in north beach place that needs to be addressed. when i used to live in pereira hill, they use to shoot up the wall next door to my dr.'s bedroom. i had gunfire outside of my dining room last night on bay street. there's a vacant unit that is underneath me with a man is deceased. i have talked to the management. and the police department has supported me on this. they will not put no plywood on it or nothing to stop vagrants from coming into the unit and using it. half the time it is used for drugs are coming in and out to rob people, and that was part of the procedure last night with the gunfire. they tried to rob somebody and somebody shot at them. so i wish that somebody would
address this in district three, and he north beach place, that ice -- because i have been there for five years. i was born and raised there. i would like to see my complex in that area more safely because it is north beach and fisher menchaca worth on the edge. when he sent me to come down there and see about us. thank you. >> if i just me through the president, i go way back with your mom, as you know, but my staff is actually coming in right there and will give you my card and take you to my office right now. we will hook you up with the captain. >> thank you. next speaker. >> mr. president, madame clerk, w. oh, duffy san francisco. the greatest problem of our time, "green book getting the oscar. i'll go with the brown bridge machine, which is alive and well.
i'm speaking in more general terms about gun deaths. two thirds of gun deaths have occurred in areas like ours that are dominated by the democratic party. this party constituents get killed and the governments and communities injure the carnage. when the shooters are brought to justice, it is democratic governments that have to pay for the incarceration for the rest of their lives. if you recognize the cultural and physical location of the carnage of gun deaths, the only conclusion that you can draw is that the republican party has maintained dominance over the united states governance since november 22nd, 1963, not by being democratically elected, but by killing us. the national rifle association is the domestic terrorism of the republican party. the rest i will submit. >> thank you, next speaker,
please. we have a contract to clean city cars. we are the only contractor being denied work. we want the board of supervisors to look into it. that is that what we are requesting is that you look into the contract practice related to the surrounding contract. >> thank you for your comments. either any other members of the public would like to address the boards during public comment? please step up. mr. president?
>> so no other public comment? public comment is now closed. madame clerk, i'm sorry, please call the next item. >> item 43 is the conference with the city attorney, it is a closed session for the board to convene today, figure 26, 2019 for the purpose of conferring with and receiving advice from the city attorney regarding existing litigation, regarding the american beverage association and california retail association, and the california state outdoor advertising association versus the city filed in the united states district court for the northern district of california on july 24th, 2015. >> okay. colleagues, given that we have a black history month closing ceremony in the rotunda shortly,
i would like us to entertain a motion to continue this in closed session to the meeting of tuesday, march 19th, 2019. is there a motion? >> so moved. >> okay. moved by supervisor peskin. is there a second? seconded by supervisor stefani. without objection, this closed session will be continued to the meeting of march 19th, 2019. madame clerk, please call, no. okay. madame clerk, please call the for adoption without committee reference calendar. >> items 44347 introduce for adoption without reference to committee. these items are resolution. unanimous vote is required.
alternatively, any supervisor may require a resolution to go to committee. >> okay. for item -- colleagues, are there any items you want to sever? >> i would like to sever an item >> as if you. >> my apologies. yes, i have worked, i would like to sever number 45. >> forty-five, okay. any other items? seeing then, could we take items 44, 46, and did you call 47? >> yes. >> i 47, same house same call, without objection, these resolutions are adopted unanimously madame clerk, please
call eight and 45. >> item 45 is a resolution to urge the san francisco public utilities commission to include in their preliminary report to the mayor regarding pg and he a plan to build that renewable power facilities in city-owned property. >> okay. supervisor viewer. >> thank you. i have worked with the san francisco public utilities commission and colleagues on amendments to strengthen this resolution and i present those to you today. i understand that these amendments are nonsubstantive, and do not require a continuance at the local agency formation commission meeting last week, the body heard from stakeholders that even as he explored the immediate opportunity in front of us to acquire pg and the distribution infrastructure, we also must continue to advance planning to build out local clean and renewable power resources on city-owned property these amendments as language about affordability as a priority for clean power s.f.
and the importance of energy independence given the actual operational volatility, and clarified that the public utilities commission would be developing a plan by the end of the 2019 calendar year to present both to the board of supervisors. and eager to see design and continue these important discussions. thanks to colleagues for cosponsoring this resolution. >> okay. supervisor viewer, that is a motion to amend. can we have a second? seconded by supervisor ronen. without objection, these amendments are approved. without objection, can we approve the resolution as amended? great. the resolution is approved
unanimously as amended. give me a second here. okay, it looks like everything is cleared. madame clerk, is there -- >> in memoriam. >> please read the in memoriam. >> today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following beloved individuals. on behalf of supervisor peskin, for the late gwendolyn hill, on behalf of supervisor stefani, for the late mr. san francisco, on behalf of supervisor yee, the late michael palmer, and on behalf of the entire board of supervisors, the board to being deeply aggrieved by the passing
tuesday, february 26, 2019. our clerk is mr. cantinia. if you could please call the roll. >> commissioner brown. brown absent. commissioner fewer. >> fewer present. >> commissioner mandelman? >> present. >> commissioner peskin? >> present. commissioner ronan? absent. commissioner stefanie? >> present. commissioner walton? >> present. >> we have quorum. >> with that, let me present the chair's report by beginning this meeting to express my/our heart-felt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues to the late, great public defender, jeff adochi.
the staff have worked closely with two organizations jeff was instrumental in founding that are building youth community and capacity in those neighborhoods. insistence to the bayview move, the neighborhood transportation plan, we are collaborating with these grassroots groups to increase access to schools, jobs, and essential services. and now we will redouble or efforts to press forward with jeff's team to implement these plans expeditiously in honor of jeff's memory, as no doubt he would have wanted. i know we'll be offering up memories this afternoon at the board of supervisors, but i just wanted to acknowledge that it has been a pretty shocking are surreal, and very sad several days, and i know we are all still processing. i just want to use this moment to say that i'm grateful to work with each and every one of you every
day. and with that, i will not start crying. i want to thank several members of this commission for serving in key leadership roles at the t.a. this year. thank you, commissioner yee, and to vice chair stefani for serving with me. and with chair haney and vice chair walton, and finally serving on our personnel committee will, vice chair mandelman and ronen, thank you for agreeing to serve on that committee. and we have a full agenda this year, marked by several major planning, funding, and project delivery efforts, and i appreciate your complect tiff support. collective supports. one of the most important projects is to bring in
downtown rail to the closed terminal. at the last meeting, we were just hearing governor newsom's remarks in the state of the stay, announcing new chair and oversight measures for high-speed rail. it was later emphasized that the governor and the high-speed rail authority remain committed to delivering the california high-speed rail, including all phase 1 documents for the san francisco to los angeles system, and to seek additional funding to build out these segments. colleagues, this was the case the day before the governor's remarks, and continues to be the work ahead. as i said in the chronicle last week, or two weeks ago, our imperative remains advancing downtown rail extension. we have a train box that sits empty as we speak, and constituents who are waiting to be connected to regional jobs, as well as vice versa. at this point, as we all
are, committed, and i am unphased, and there is a sense to move this project responsibly with oversight and project management. i know we all share that sense of urgency, and we'll stay focused on doing what we need to do to make this project a reality. and that means finishing cal train lec electricification. and as commissioner, supervisor walton understands, it means looking at governance and oversight both for the joint powers board of cal train as well as the trans bay joint powers authority. so there is much more we can say on this, but i am committed, and we all need to be committed, to bringing cal train into our downtown core. finally, in honor of black history month, i want to recognize the work of
garrett morgan. the inventor of a tool that we all use every single day. perhaps we take it for granted, but the three-positioned traffic signal, also known as the stoplight, was patented by mr. morgan in 1923. though it was not the first traffic signal, it was the first one to have the middle yellow light. and it was remarkably smart. mr. morgan actually invented it after witnessing a bad traffic accident on a busy corner, and that is when he realized there needed to be a little more time between stop and go. he eventually sold the rights to general electric for $40,000, and with that, i conclude my comments. is there any complic public comment on the chair's report? seeing none, the public comment is closed. and we will go to
ms. chang. >> on behalf of staff, i also wish to express our condolences to jeff's family. today i begin my report on the development of this california p.o. c. we have been advocating for the california p.o.c. to open the data reporting with regard to ride-sharing companies. they submit reports to p.c. o.c. , but they have not her heretofore been released to the public. as far as a proposed ruling from the p.c. o.c.is tha c. is they should require these companies to report some accumulative or aggregate data, consistent with cb1014, the clean miles program, and 1776, and the c.p.o.c. reports eight metrics as state-wide quarterly totals, and they would be
reported at geographically areas. and perhaps even more detail than at the city level. we're evaluating the proposed rule-making, and we're finding so far that there is some positive development here, of course, and there should be some data to be shared publicly, but we do believe they should go further, and to meet the mandate of the too senate bills i mentioned, and to meet our other needs around planning and coordination and management of our street network. we have submitted comments to that affect, together with sfmta, and the city attorney-general's office, and we'll be happy to keep you posted on those data activities going forward. that's a positive development i wanted to report. also, i was pleased to present with the self-help counties, with the barry caucus of legislature, these are the 25 counties in california that have
self-imposed, voter approved sales tax for transportation. we thank the leadership and all of the committee moniemembers for their passage, and for implementing those critical road improvements and road repairs and transit projects across the region. and i joined dale johnson with laurie berman, where we discussed even more and very important ways to streamline project delivery. this is local approval, this is caltrans approval, and resource agencies' approval, to better coordinate. and we have them from the sales tax measures, and the state also has its priorities. it is very important, particularly for us to coordinate on the sb-1 programs, well ahead of of the funding deadlines. on the downtown extension, i wanted to report back that our staff has finished procurement of consultants to assist us
with this work. in a team of experts and peer reviewers, assisted by the partner agencies, who will be in the room with us to work through three different tasks. one, to review international and domestic rail best practices. two, project delivery and finance strategies to deliver this project. and, three, government and oversight. and we're happy to report that is under way and we'll be presenting more of an update next month. we had eric cudo update the pgpa citizens' advisory committee on the status of this report last week. turning to bart, the bart trains are running one hour later and the morning, to enable vital repairs in our trans bay, the critical earthquake safety work. there are over 2400 east bay riders coming into the city at that hour, and it is very important that we
ensure they maintain their access, and bart has worked with a host of transit operating across the region. 64% of the riders coming in from the east bay disembark downtown. so the plan does create 14 new express buses that run from 3:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., and two san francisco and peninsula routes. please visit www.bart.org, and we'll keep tracking this to make sure that service remains reliable and as good as possible. san francisco has received $8 million from the active transportation program for two projects. last month i mentioned the $2 million alaini safety project for signals for pedestrians and bicycles close to the farmers' market area, and this was one of the top
recommendations from the 2017 study, and it continued with commissioner ronen. and we shared with commissioner haney, and now with all of you, we received a $6 million regional grant from m.t. c., for the sixth street pedestrian project. the t.a. did help m.t. w w. with these early phases, and we still have $9 million to implement these projects. so that's really good news, commissioner haney. the project does include reduction in vehicle lanes, new traffic signals, street escape scape improvements from jones to market street and on golden gate. and we joined commissioner stefani and staff from her office with the community in the knots hill area for a public meeting on the
crooked street, where we've been identifying solutions around a potential reservation and management system so we can increase the safety and management of that very important attraction. but it is also a neighborhood, so we want to ensure liveability and safety for all of the residents, and to accommodate the very many important tourists and visitors who come every year. we'll continue to work with folks like the russian hill neighbors, and the equal area, and as well with s.f. travel and tourism industry partners. please look for an update in the coming month or two. and we're working with the state legislature to help departmenidentify potential legislation to enable a pilot in the future, should that be desired. finally, i just wanted to mention a couple of things. our staff has been busy out there working together with collaborating with researchers and other partners. we've been invited, and
have been speaking to, a number of organizations. i want tod wanted to height higd the transportation research board. and i gave a key note at the international transport development program. these international exchanges are becoming ever more important, as we learn from their experience, as we learn about things like condition management and priechpricing. and they're interested in our work around new mobility, as well as other topics. the transportation authorities technology also testified recently at the british columbia legislature on a hearing on ride-hailing. and so congratulations to joe for doing a great job up there to advice the committee on crown corporations, which is their name for t.n.c.s, and he has been the recipient of an award from the zeffer foundation for his expertise in this industry. with that, i conclude my
remarks. >> chairman: thank you. any questions from our secretary director? any public comment on this item? commissioner haney. >> thank you, chair peskin. i just had a quick question about the work around the downtown extension and tjpa? is there a timeline for report? is it going to come to us in phases or all at once? i know there are some things waiting on that to move forward, so i'm interested in when it will be done and what our role will be with it? >> thank you, commissioner haney and for serving on the board of directors. the schedule is to deliver that in the may timeframe, and this is something that is consistent with our earlier scoping efforts, when we brought the work to the board for approval. we hope to bring you an interim update, and we committed to doing that with anyone else who would
like an update in the meantime. >> chairman: thank you. mr. cosner? >> my name is francisco de cosner. and i come here from time to time, and i represent the walk mulroney, the first people of this area. and i will be meeting the chair person tomorrow. and i heard generalities, and being a student of philosophy, i like to disect and disect. so we're talking about the trans bay, and we now know that the main box, the underground box, cannot even accommodate the
number of trains that it was supposed to accommodate. and in all of the deliberations, not once has that come out here. see, there is a lot of talk, a lot of representation, and some of them are my good friends, on the trans bay joint commission, however, we have to get used to giving quarterly and by-annual reports so we have something in writing on this. the other thing is, with a population that is growing 830,000, it grows to sometimes a million or one and a half million during the daytime, we're not paying attention in the increase in the carbon footprint. the carbon footprint, in
its totality from concrete, aggregate, commercial use, transportation and all. because we have to pay attention to the health of our infants, our children, our youth. does it compromise health? thank you very much. >> chairman: thank you. are there any other members of the public for public comment on the chair's executive director's report. seeing none, the public comment is closed. mr. clerk, could you please read the consent agenda. >> items 5 to 11 were first approved at the february 12th board meeting, and being considered for final approval. the meetings are considered routine. the staff is not planning to present on these items. if a member objects, any of the items can be removed and considered separately. >> chairman: is there any public comment on item number four, approval of the february 12th minutes? seeing none, the public is
closed. would any member like an item or items severed from the consent calendar. seeing none, a roll call, please. >> a motion and a second. >> chairman: a motion made by commissioner walton, and seconded by commissioner brown. [vote taken] [vote taken] >> we have final approval. >> chairman: thank you. is there any introduction of new items? seeing none, is there any general public comment? seeing none, we are adjourned.
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