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renaissance entrepreneur center, and through the small business development center. i thought they were going to be perfect candidate because of their strong values in the community. they really give back to the neighborhood. they are from this neighborhood, and they care about the kids in the community here. >> when molly -- molly first told us about the grant because she works with small businesses. she has been a tremendous help for us here. she brought us to the attention of the grand just because a lot of things here were outdated, and need to be up-to-date and redone totally. >> hands in front. recite the creed. >> my oldest is jt, he is seven, and my youngest is ryan, he is almost six. it instills discipline and the boys, but they show a lot of care. we think it is great. the moves are fantastic. the women both are great teachers.
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>> what is the next one? >> my son goes to fd k. he has been attending for about two years now. they also have a summer program, and last summer was our first year participating in it. they took the kids everywhere around san francisco. this year, owner talking about placing them in summer camps, all he wanted to do was spend the entire summer with them. >> he has strong women in his life, so he really appreciates it. i think that carries through and i appreciate the fact that there are more strong women in the world like that. >> i met d'andrea 25 years ago, and we met through our interest in karate. our professor started on cortland years ago, so we grew up here at this location, we out -- he outgrew the space and he
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moved ten years later. he decided to reopen this location after he moved. initially, i came back to say, hey, because it might have been 15 years since i even put on a uniform. my business partner was here basically by herself, and the person she was supposed to run the studio with said great, you are here, i started new -- nursing school so you can take over. and she said wait, that is not what i am here for i was by myself before -- for a month before she came through. she was technically here as a secretary, but we insisted, just put on the uniform, and help her teach. i was struggling a little bit. and she has been here. one thing led to another and now we are co-owners. you think a lot more about safety after having children and i wanted to not live in fear so much, and so i just took advantage of the opportunity, and i found it very powerful to hit something, to get some
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relief, but also having the knowledge one you might be in a situation of how to take care of yourself. >> the self-defence class is a new thing that we are doing. we started with a group of women last year as a trial run to see how it felt. there's a difference between self-defence and doing a karate class. we didn't want them to do an actual karate class. we wanted to learn the fundamentals of how to defend yourself versus, you know, going through all the forms and techniques that we teaching a karate class and how to break that down. then i was approached by my old high school. one -- once a semester, the kids get to pick an extra curricular activity to take outside of the school walls. my old biology teacher is now the principle. she approached us into doing a self-defence class. the girls have been really proactive and really sweet. they step out of of the comfort
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zone, but they have been willing to step out and that hasn't been any pushback. it is really great. >> it is respect. you have to learn it. when we first came in, they knew us as those girls. they didn't know who we were. finally, we came enough for them to realize, okay, they are in the business now. it took a while for us to gain that respect from our peers, our male peers. >> since receiving the grant, it has ignited us even more, and put a fire underneath our butts even more. >> we were doing our summer camp and we are in a movie theatre, and we just finished watching a film and she stepped out to receive a phone call. she came in and she screamed, hey, we got the grant. and i said what? >> martial arts is a passion for us. it is passion driven. there are days where we are dead tired and the kids come and they have the biggest smiles on their
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faces and it is contagious. >> we have been operating this program for a little over a year all women entrepreneurs. it is an extraordinary benefit for us. we have had the mayor's office investing in our program so we can continue doing this work. it has been so impactful across a diversity of communities throughout the city. >> we hope that we are making some type of impact in these kids' lives outside of just learning karate. having self-confidence, having discipline, learning to know when it's okay to stand up for yourself versus you just being a bully in school. these are the values we want the kids to take away from this. not just, i learned how to kick and i learned how to punch. we want the kids to have more values when they walk outside of these doors. [♪]
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supporters of the eagle plaza. [cheers and applause] this morning, i was honored, my business partner, mike leon. on this historic day. i want to take the warmest welcome possible to the honorable mayor london breed, supervisor haney, supervisor mandelman. the greatest community, members of the leather and lgbt cultural district and the friends of eagle plaza.
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we're all here today after a long road. great accomplishments. eagle plaza started as an idea. six years ago my business partner and i met, built and have a conversation about breaking ground for construct, where we floated idea of the construction of the plaza. between the san francisco eagle bar and the construction. a plaza unique to the world that will honor the leather and lgbt communities, serve as a focal part for them to have events. and now this idea is about to come true. it's fitting this was elected for the first public plaza
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dedicated to the leather community. it's been the home for this community for decades. a special thanks to supervisor haney and mandelman for introducing and pushing forward the legislation to permit the construction of eagle plaza. [cheers and applause] without their efforts, eagle plaza would still remain as an idea. i would like to thank all of those who contributed financially to eagle plaza and to my eagle family for their support. and, of course, the most special thanks to mayor breed, who removed road blocks, constantly moved the project forward to where we're here today at the ground-breaking of eagle plaza. i would like you to extend the warmest welcome to our mayor, london breed. [cheers and applause]
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>> >> mayor breed: thank you so much. i am so excited to be here today. we're going to have one of the most beautiful plazas in san francisco. i remember when it first became mayor and i knew that this idea had started over six years ago when state senator scott wiener was on the board of supervisors and i know a lot of the work he did helped to get us to this place. but i was really frustrated over the two years of bureaucracy. we already had the support. we already had the plan. and the city bureaucracy continued to delay this project. so two years delay was just really unacceptable. so when i first became mayor, i made this one of my first directives and we got the approvals done in three months. so i'm really proud -- [applause]
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-- that we were able to work together to accomplish that goal. in addition to that, because this was such an amazing community-driven project, $200,000 from the community college grant was made possible to help fund this project. the work from build inc. and i want to thank lauren seguin for being here, as well as the folks from the park alliance and the friends of eagle plaza, you all came together to make this incredible project possible. and i also would like to say a special thank you to senator scott wiener who put $100,000 in the state budget so we can have the additional support that we need. but here's the good news. we know that there is still a $50,000 funding gap and so that we can focus on the work and not on the resources needed to get the work done, i work with
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supervisor mandelman to come up with the $50,000 that we need to get this project done. [cheers and applause] >> mayor breed: so to the folks of the leather and the lgbt community and this cultural district that was made possible for the purposes of celebration coming together. and in the spirit of pride month here in san francisco that celebrates inclusiveness and love and all great things we are here in our great city, i would like to say congratulations and thank you all for your hard work. i know when this plaza is completed, it's going to be used by so many people, to hang out, drink coffee, read, and celebrate and all the great things we do that make san francisco such a unique and special place for people to
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visit and live here. thank you, all, so much. [applause] >> now i'd like to present a very special award that the san francisco eagle bar to a very special person. this is called the leather feather. and it's given in recognition of someone who not only has supported the leather community in a special way, but performed extraordinary service in doing so. so for making eagle plaza a reality, eagle bar is honored to present the leather feather to the san francisco mayor london breed. >> mayor breed: thank you. >> thank you so much. >> mayor breed: thank you. [applause]
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>> i want to have you guys now with bob, the chair of the leather and lgbt cultural district. [applause] >> i am proud to be here for this historic event and the leather district is delighted to have the eagle plaza in our district. and we look forward to its use as a gathering point in the district. i have the honor of introducing rafael mandelman, the district supervisor and native san franciscan. he supported the leather community even before he ran for supervisor and can be seen in local venues periodically. [laughter] now he's reaching out beyond his district's boundaries to take real action to help make spaces like the eagle plaza come into being. his actions to make spaces for leather communities will keep
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this neighborhood's historic vibrant which will help perpetuate the city as a city for tolerance and acceptance. with that, i present to you rafael mandelman. [applause] >> supervisor mandelman: good morning, everybody. this is such a wonderful morning and as i look out at this crowd of gorgeous people who are doing amazing things in our city for so many causes and communities. i see race bannon. race always deserves a round of applause. [applause] san francisco is a city that does not forget its history. we build on our history. we celebrate our history and make new things happen next to old things and that is part of the magic of the city. and i'm so pleased that this plaza is -- as the mayor said, it took a little longer than would have been ideal, but it is now finally happening.
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i want to say just a few -- maybe a year ago, or a couple of years ago, we were worried about whether there even would be an eagle, right? more than a few years ago, but the community came together and city hall responded and now not only is the eagle still here, it's still a place to enjoy on sunday afternoons and all the time. and thank you so much, lex and mike, but now we have not only the eagle, but this amazing plaza coming here. so thank you, all, for coming out. thank you all for coming out. but have a very, very happy pride. [applause] >> thank you, supervisor mandelman. i now have the proud honor of introducing district 6 supervisor matt haney. i met matt when he reached out
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to the leather and lgbt district when running for office. he expressed support for our community then and is following through with his action. it's these spaces that form a community and those spaces for the leather and lgbtq communities are under constant threat in this neighborhood. matt haney is not only talking about preserving the culture here, he's sponsoring legislation to preserve the spaces that make soma a destination for people across the country and around the world. the fact that he is here today showing support for the eagle plaza is one sign of his commitment to the communities. with that, i present to you supervisor haney. >> supervisor haney: thank you, bob. well, i want to say this one more time. this is going to be the world's first public plaza dedicated to
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the leather community. isn't that incredible? world first. and not only is it the world's first public plaza dedicated to the leather community, it is in the world's first cultural district dedicated to the lgbtq community. give it up for that as well. bob, tremendous leadership. i want to thank all of you who worked hard to make this happen. sf parks alliance, mayor breed, supervisor mandelman, senator wiener. this is an extraordinary effort that made this happen. far too often the things that make this city wonderful, the things that built this culture, created our identity, the institutions, the businesses, are the ones that are constantly under attack. and sadly that's been the case here in western soma as well for the leather community. and with what we're doing today, the city is finally saying, not only are we going to preserve
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those institutions and that culture, we're going to celebrate it, have a permanent home for it in our city and we're going to do it in western soma. there is no west soma without the leather community. i'm excited about the future of this plaza for a number of reasons. also because we need more open space in this part of the city. soma and west soma has some of the least amount of open space, parks, places for people to relax, to bring their dogs, hang out. and i know this can be an extraordinary open space. i may not have been to many leather events, but i have been here for the beer bust a couple of weeks ago. and this is a community that knows how to come together to have a good time. i want to give a shoutout to a group of people. i want to shout out to the construction workers behind us, who are actually going to build
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this thing. for all of their hard work, we're going to put on hard hats, but they do the work every day. thank you so much. t thank you all for being here. we'll champion the leather district, the eagle and the plaza. thank you, all, for being here. >> good morning, everyone. my name is victor, i'm the communications director for senator scott wiener. this is a project he has spent a lot of energy working with lex and mike for the last six years to make this happen. he was very proud to get in the budget $100,000 to help make this a reality. [applause] i want to thank mayor london breed as well for her continued support of the plaza, as well as supervisor mandelman and haney.
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the leather community has always played an important role in the lgbtq community. at the height of the h.i.v. epidemic, the community stepped up to raise funds for h.i.v. care, research and care for the entire community and continues to do that to this day. this plaza will serve to commemorate that and to continue to allow that work to happen. i want to thank you all for being here today and all of you that helped make this happen today. thank you so much. [applause] i'd like to bring up lauren from build inc. >> thanks. i don't know where to start. i mean, so many aspects of this are important. people think of us as developers, but really we're urban place-makers and this exemplifies the work that is important to us, every project
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we do. the neighborhood makes its place and has influence on what we can do there. so this is amazing. for my partners, on behalf of my partners, our whole build group, the team at the office, this is the work that is meaningful, rewarding and just makes it all worth while. so thanks to mayor breed, to supervisor mandelman, haney, lex and the whole community to help make this happen. it takes a village and this is our village. thank you. let's dig dirt and make it happen! [applause] we have shovels right here. let's go dig. >> 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!
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turn that dirt! woo hoo! [applause] love that. that's a great shot. thank you. >> manufacturing in cities creates this perfect platform for people to earn livelihoods and for people to create more economic prosperity.
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i'm kate sosa. i'm cofounder and ceo of sf made. sf made is a public private partnership in the city of san francisco to help manufacturers start, grow, and stay right here in san francisco. sf made really provides wraparound resources for manufacturers that sets us apart from other small business support organizations who provide more generalized support. everything we do has really been developed over time by listening and thinking about what manufacturer needs grow. for example, it would be traditional things like helping them find capital, provide assistance loans, help to provide small business owners with education.
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we have had some great experience doing what you might call pop ups or temporary selling events, and maybe the most recent example was one that we did as part of sf made week in partnership with the city seas partnership with small business, creating a 100 company selling day right here at city hall, in partnership with mayor lee and the board of supervisors, and it was just a wonderful opportunity for many of our smaller manufacturers who may be one or two-person shop, and who don't have the wherewithal to have their own dedicated retail store to show their products and it comes back to how do we help companies set more money into arthur businesses and develop more customers and their relationships, so that they can continue to grow and continue to stay here in san francisco.
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i'm amy kascel, and i'm the owner of amy kaschel san francisco. we started our line with wedding gowns, and about a year ago, we launched a ready to wear collection. san francisco's a great place to do business in terms of clientele. we have wonderful brides from all walks of life and doing really interesting things: architects, doctors, lawyers, teachers, artists, other like minded entrepreneurs, so really fantastic women to work with. i think it's important for them to know where their clothes are made and how they're made. >> my name is jefferson mccarly, and i'm the general manager of the mission bicycle company. we sell bikes made here for people that ride here. essentially, we sell city bikes made for riding in urban
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environments. our core business really is to build bikes specifically for each individual. we care a lot about craftsmanship, we care a lot about quality, we care about good design, and people like that. when people come in, we spend a lot of time going to the design wall, and we can talk about handle bars, we can see the riding position, and we take notes all over the wall. it's a pretty fun shopping experience. paragraph. >> for me as a designer, i love the control. i can see what's going on, talk to my cutter, my pattern maker, looking at the designs. going through the suing room, i'm looking at it, everyone on the team is kind of getting involved, is this what that drape look? is this what she's
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expecting, maybe if we've made a customization to a dress, which we can do because we're making everything here locally. over the last few years, we've been more technical. it's a great place to be, but you know, you have to concentrate and focus on where things are going and what the right decisions are as a small business owner. >> sometimes it's appropriate to bring in an expert to offer suggestions and guidance in coaching and counseling, and other times, we just need to talk to each other. we need to talk to other manufacturers that are facing similar problems, other people that are in the trenches, just like us, so that i can share with them a solution that we came up with to manage our inventory, and they can share with me an idea that they had about how to
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overcome another problem. >> moving forward, where we see ourselves down the road, maybe five and ten years, is really looking at a business from a little bit more of a ready to wear perspective and making things that are really thoughtful and mindful, mindful of the end user, how they're going to use it, whether it's the end piece or a he hwedding gown, are they going to use it again, and incorporating that into the end collection, and so that's the direction i hear at this point. >> the reason we are so enamored with the work we do is we really do see it as a platform for changing and making the city something that it has always been and making sure that we're sharing the opportunities that we've been blessed with economically and socially as possible, broadening that
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>> please stand by for closed captioning. >> all right, good morning everyone, the meeting will come to order. thank you. welcome to the june 7th, 2019, special meeting of the public safety and neighborhood services committee. i am supervisor rafael mandelman, chair of the committee. to my right is vice chair stefani and walton.
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now, obviously we have some items that have generated significant interest. we have overflow seating in room 263 and we're trying to set up in the north lake court. so, everyone should be able to watch this and come in and speak on items that are of interest to them. mr. clerk, do you have any announcements? >> yes, thank you mr. chair. make sure you silenced your cell phones. items acted upon today will appear on the june 18th, supervisors agenda. >> thank you, mr. clerk, please call the first item. >> a hearing to consider the issuance of the type 21 off-sale
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general beer, wine, and distilled spirits of liquor license. >> thank you, is the a.l.u. here? maybe we don't have the a.l.u. here. so, we could -- i suppose continue this item later in the agenda. >> if you like to do that, i think the applicant may be here. >> well, we should probably hear from the a.l.u. we could hear from the applicant. all right, let's start with the a captain-- applicant, come on go ahead. >> good afternoon supervisors. my name is melanie johns, i'm outside alcohol council to the prime now l.l.c.
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i have kara, she is with the public policy team at amazon and she will be speaking after me about community engagement. so, first of all i like to start by acknowledging that this p.c.n. application is a little bit different than most that probably come before you. the goal with this license application is to add delivery to an existing fulfillment warehouse. it is not to open a grocery store or convenient store, or a similar model that you probably usually see with a type 21 license. the a.b.c. has certain requirements that establish that a type 21 licensee may obtain a brick and mortar presence. our goal is delivery. we work with the a.b.c. to establish a set of standard conditions that would meet our goals of providing delivery services while still meeting the minimum basic requirements for having a retail premises.
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i understand that the a.l.u. usually starts off and reads the conditions into the record, so you probably don't have those with you, but i can give a brief summary on what those are. the retail premises at this storefront, again, this is an existing fulfillment warehouse. the retail premises is 150 to 200-square foot small retail storefront. walking into the storefront, you would not see any alcohol on display and instead you would be provided with a tablet, where you could order alcohol. emotion -- most of the alcohol will be available for delivery. the hour of operations for the retail premises is limited to 50% of the hours that we exercise delivery privileges, so for this particular store, we
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work with the local community members and came up with early hours of operation. the retail storefront will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, while delivery will exist as it already exists at this facility. so the operations here, we would not be adding any additional employees. we do not expect any increase delivery drivers and instead we expect that people that are already ordering for delivery, for grocery delivery from prime now, that they will be able to add beer, wine, and distilled spirits to their orders. this is not prime now's first license location in california. we currently have six existing facilities, so again we work closely with the a.b.c. and local communities in order to establish these licenses. we're currently operating in sacramento, los angeles,
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sunnyvale, irvine, and san diego with another license to issue shortly in los angeles. there the time that we've been licensed, we have not had a customer walk into any of these storefronts. we have not had any accusations or license violations or condition violations regarding sales to minors or anything of that sort. prime now has proven to be a good licensee with the alcohol and beverage control and making sure those retail premises are small and non-intrusive because the focus is on delivery. i'll turn it over to kara to discuss the community outreach aspect. >> thank you melanie. i will try to be brief. i think you have a packed agenda today. >> would you pull the mic up to your mouth. your name again? >> sorry, kara rucker. i work with amazon and i've been
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the point of contact with the neighborhood. i appreciate you taking the time to hear from us today. i wanted to touch on our engagement with the neighborhood. we originally sat down with the group in january and since then, we have been communicating via e-mail daily. we truly appreciate their willingness to work with us and cultivate what will be a mutually beneficial partnership. we highlighted many opportunities to work with the neighbors and we made great progress to the buildings and surrounding areas. there are additional opportunities for the neighborhood beautification. we appreciate your willingness to let us continue these discussions, both with dna and the green benefit district and work oncoming to the board in the coming weeks to pass forward.
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>> thank you, i do not see any comments or questions from my colleagues. we still do not have the a.l.u. here. perhaps we will take public comment on this item. is there any public comment on this item? then come on up and i'll tell you about some things about public comments. this goes for everybody. speakers will have 2 minutes. we ask that you state your first and last name and speak directly into the microphone. if you prepared a written statement, you can leave it with the committee clerk. no applause or booing is permitted. speakers are encourage to avoid repetition of previous statements. go ahead. >> good afternoon, my name is tim, i'm a union representative with the united commercial workers located here in san francisco. we're a labor union that represents 4,000 members in the
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food and drug industry. we are in opposition to the issuance of a liquor license at 888 tennessee street to amazon prime now. they have a history of mistreatment of their workers and they destroy small businesses around the nation. if a license is granted, it would destroy whatever small businesses are left and the character and vibrancy of this city. it will also affect the employees that we represent in the food and drug administration. we are against of the liquor license. thank you. >> next speaker. >> i want to just follow up with what my colleague has said in regards to online ordering. we actually faced issues on certain delivery online establishments where projects are being left on the doorsteps unattended and it is concerning where you're leaving alcohol and
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anybody can just come by and pick it up. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> there is always a lot of controversy when alcohol is involved. if alcohol is being abused, it is a problem to the addict called an alcoholic. anyone following rules and regulations pertaining to business and the code of ethics and the business professional code and you have a liquor license, you have a constitutional right to distribute alcohol just like anybody else. we had this problem in the tenderloin where people were objecting to liquor distribution of alcohol in the neighborhood because this is contributing to the delinquency of alcohol abuse, and the stores stopped selling small bottles of alcohol because it was littering the community and exacerbating chin
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alcoholism. the owner of that store has the constitutional right to sell alcohol to people here. just like the people here have the constitutional right to sell alcohol. if you're not breaking the rules or constitutional law, you can't be objected. >> thank you. are there any other members of the public that like to speak on this item before i close public comments? seeing none, public comments is now closed. we continue to await the a.l.u. what i like to do on this item is continue it later in the meeting, but we'll take it up before we get to the vaping rela related and nicotine related items. >> i believe the petitioner's council presented the a.l.u.'s.
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i don't have any objection if we move it until later or move forward if it is the will of the chair. >> i think it would be good for us to give the a.l.u. an opportunity to show. i mean there is a time constraint on this item and i think it's important that we act on it at this meeting to ensure our 90 days don't expire. i think just to have completeness, and partly because i do not understand why the a.l.u. is not here 20 minutes into our meeting when they said they would be here. i think we should hold up for them and wait for them to get here. i don't want to keep folks waiting for a conversation about e-cigarettes. you're fine either way. so, i think we should continue this to later on in the agenda
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but before items 5 and 6. is that something we can do? can we do that without objection? great. mr. clerk, please call the next item. >> the resolution supporting california state assembly bill number 1076 by phil ting. >> great, thank you mr. clerk. i think we have derek here from supervisor brown's office. >> good morning supervisors. thank you for the opportunity to speak with you. i will be brief because i know you have a long meeting ahead of you. 1076 will provide relief to advance the goals of restorative justice for an estimated 8
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million californians which records hamper them from finding jobs or get into college. 80% of landlords and 60% of colleges screen applicants' criminal records. 1076 provides relief to several million of californians that have been arrested and never charged or convicted of a crime, but still face the obstacles as those convicted of a crime. what this law will do, it will require the california department of justice to review their criminal justice databases on a weekly bases to recognize people eligible for dismissal or expungement of their records. it will go back to 1973 to find folks eligible for automatic relief. some eligible for relief are those who completed their probation or county jail sentences and others are those with arrest records that did not result in a conviction.
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under 1076, those records will be removed automatically. it does not apply to folks who have been convicted of violent felonies, sexual felonies, or serious felonies. the current law allows folks to petition the court to do this, but only 20% of people do petition the court. it's estimated that many do not do it as an option because they don't know it's an option or they lack the resources. as a result, millions of californians find themselves in paper prison for life after they paid their debt to society. the national institute of justice found that having a cm record reduces a person's chances of getting a job offer by 50%. 75% of people living in paper prisoners say it prevents them from getting a job.
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under the clearance system, each record system cost the state over $3,500 to process but with this automated system, the cost plummets to just $.04 per record. as a city, we said to the world, we must do better in instituting restorative justice. folks who have paid their debts to society or who never owed a debt must be able to access jobs, housing and other opportunities without encountering roadblocks that would be removed if they had the means to do so. i want to thank you for the time to speak on this and i hope you will move this forward with a positive recommendation. >> thank you. doesn't look like we have questions for you so i will open this up to public comments. >> this is a good law and it's a
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derivative of the infractions of jaywalking tickets, open container, infraction laws, tickets are generated for infractions, not a misdemeanor, but infraction. i believe his name is judge hines handed down a court order where all these types of charges are to be dropped in order not to put a burden on the justice center and the people that are ticketed because they're economically disadvantaged and have a hard enough time to survive in the first place. it's tough enough to go through the justice system and then convicted and serve your time and paying a debt to society, let alone when you go through the system, you're innocent and when you get out, you still have this in your background and it's being held against you. so, it's definitely good law and even when it's passed, it's still going to be difficult in
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order to get established because the harm that's done to an individual. it's a starting point and i think it's an excellent type of law to use, just like the law that was used to get rid of unnecessary tickets and putting a burden on the criminal justice system and issuing out bench warrants for a failure to appear for a jaywalking ticket. you should be concentrating on more serious crimes like felonies and serious misdemeanors so i stipulate and i agree with this. >> thank you. are there any other members of the public that like to speak on this item? >> hello, good afternoon. i wasn't going to speak on this but it's very timely. i'm co-chair of the african-american council. we're here for the other items coming up. we've been working with restorative justice around this country. one of the things we have been
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working to prohibit the sale of men that and tobacco products around the country and our proponents say we're criminalizing black and brown men. they said this will be an increase in criminal justice, their interactions with police officers. we want cities to be mindful that we're moving ahead with a lot of restorative justice. i'm so proud to see that san francisco expunged the record for cannabis arrests. we as the african-american tobacco control leadership council, we do not do our work in a vacuum. we know the issues facing our community and we're working on these issues as well. thank you. >> thank you. are there any other members of public that would like to speak on this item. seeing none, public comment is now closed. supervisor walton. >> thank you chair mandelman. i like to lend my support to the resolution. i was just meeting with someone this morning that was acquitted
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of a crime and still has to deal with some of the stigma around being arrested and things come up that keep him from employment opportunities, even after acquittal. so this is important so that we can eliminate some of those barriers that keep people from being able to successfully re-enter society, particularly for folks who have not committed major crimes and this is just another way of eliminating some of those layers that keep them from getting back into society. so, i'm definitely in support of this. >> great, vice chair stefani. >> thank you chair mandelman. i like to thank supervisor brown for bringing this forward and i want to add my name as a co sponsor. the one criminal defense case i took was reducing someone's felony to a misdemeanor. i am in full support of this. >> great. so, supervisor walton would you
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like to move to forward the board with a positive recommendation. >> yes. >> and we will take that without objection. mr. clerk, can you please call our next item. >> item number 3, a public works mutual aid agreement executed among and by various california cities and counties. it requires a city county, or city and county that receives mutual aid that receives mutual aid. >> tell us what's going on. >> thank you for bringing up this item. i'm with san francisco public works government affairs. i'm here to seek your recommendation on this residence lug
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-- resolution. can i have the presentation. thank you. so the public works mutual aid agreement was established in october 1989 as means for them to receive mutual aid quickly following a natural disaster like an earthquake. 19 counties and 155 cities in california have been party to the agreement. a few things about the agreement, assistance in voluntary and participating agencies are under no obligation to provide or complete their own resources. requesting resources are to be reimbursed by fema. in order to request mutual age, an emergency proclamation is required. public works has an important role to play in the event of a disaster or emergency. all city employees are
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designated as disaster service workers. in the event of an emergency, public works will be responsible for clearing debris, assessing damaged buildings and structures. prompted by the severe fires that have been affecting our state in the past several years, our agencies have been in conversations regarding disaster response. while we're not susceptible to the wildfires that affect the states more wooded areas, much of the planning centers on seismic events and associated damage. in the event of a large earthquake, we would like to request aid from nearby jurisdicti jurisdictions. public works would also like to be able to lend assistance. providing assistance to other localities will provide a valuable experience to our employees. i'm joined by our emergency planning manager and we are happy to answer any questions.
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>> doesn't look like we have questions. so, we will take public comment on this item. are there any members of the public who would like to speak to us on item number 3? seeing none, public comment is now closed. vice chair stefani, would you like to move this to the full board with positive recommend. >> so moved. >> great, we will take that without objection. >> thank you. >> thank you. mr. clerk, can you please call our next item. >> agenda number 4, a hearing on the coordination of data sharing between public safety departments as it relates to crime prevention and investigations. >> all right, now i understand that supervisor yee suggested we continue this item at a later meeting. >> mover's choice.
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>> before we deal with that, we will take any public comment on this item. seeing none, oh. >> even though it's been passed to a later date, there should still be some discussion on this because this is related to the juvenile detention center and by the same response, i want to highlight that juveniles that have been kept in this juvenile detention center, those jail cells are the type of jail cells that are located in a prison and those adolescents should be kept 23 hours a day, falsely imprisoned like that, you're disturbing their mental abilities of their brain and causing them to have a hostile
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condition against society by treating them like a convicted fill didn't felon at at juvenile age. i wanted to address that when you put that back on calendar. >> thank you, are there any other members of the public that like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. i want to thank our clerk for bringing to my attention that president yee asked to have this item continued to june 27th. i will move it until june 27th and we can take that without objection. great. all right, well that brings us almost to items 5 and 6, but i said that we would take up item 1 and see that the a.l.u. is still not here. we do have the a.l.u.'s report in our agenda packets and so, i
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think we can move forward with this item. colleagues? supervisor walton, that's in your district. >> i move to not accept the issuance of this license. >> great. so we would direct our clerk to prepare a resolution finding that granting this license would not meet public convenience and necessity and supervisor walton has moved approval of that resolution. >> so it states that it would not be met by the application and you would act affirmatively to recommend that to the board of supervisors? >> yes. >> so that's a move by supervisor walton. we can take that without objection?
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>> the motion has been made. >> the motion has been made and we're taking it without objection. great. thank you. mr. clerk, please call our next item. >> agenda item number 5, an ordinance amending the sale and distribution of tobacco products on city property. >> great. supervisor walton. >> thank you so much supervisor mandelman. item 5, which is 190311, this ordinance amends the health code to prevent the sale of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes on city property, and what we have here is businesses in the city that operate on city property, that are in the business of harming young people for profit and this will ensure
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this never happens again on city property. >> great. comments? then we will open this item to public comments. are there any members of the public that would like to speak on this item? >> this is a real serious problem, the tobacco, the e-cigarettes, you have numerous examples of them exploding in people's faces. this is a combustible. that's the first thing, an objection i got and there's been proof of this taking place. there is one attorney that only takes these types of cases because of the e-cigarettes blowing up in people's faces. some of them are exploding in people's pockets and people are running down the street with their pants on fire because they
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have e-cigarettes. the tip of an e-cigarette contains more nicotine, cancer causing materials and the tip of that than a total pack of a cigarette. is that clear? you're contaminating the public and it's predominately being used by youths and adults that think they can kick the habit of smoking cigarette and more tobacco and nicotine that they were in hell by using regular cigarettes. you're dumping a cancer causing activity into the community just like the navy did when they dumped cancer causing materials out at the shipyard that is annihilating people of color, the majority of black people and samoan people, and now there are white people that are catching cancer too. there is no different. the only difference is you have a license to do it butou