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be eliminated, both opposed by lower polk neighbors, i received three requests to report lower polk neighbors to the f.b.i., and they're asking for 3,000 for their support. disempowering my neighbors in return for the money that the developers will pay them is just extraordinary, and it is promoted by city officials, including board of supervisors and inadvertently, the planning department. >> clerk: thank you. thank you, mrs. chapman. okay. we have 19 listeners and 15 ul ul -- and 15 callers who are ready to make comment. >> hello, supervisors. i am calling to ask if you will please consider opening up your hearings to the public. at least allow people that are
arguing their appeals or their surrogates to come in person. if we have been granted an appeal or topic to speak to as an agenda item, that means we have already made extraordinary sacrifices to get on your agenda, so i would ask to let us be heard and see you in erin approximate, especially for those -- see you in person, especially for those who are black and person, when we don't feel heard. i understand that covid is at play and a very real risk, but you can stillet up rules for safety while allowing us to come and review the process. i also want to know why the city is tolerating the ineptitude of the planning department. we have no choice but to wait and come to the board of
supervisors. while i appreciate that we have you as elected officials, and you are responsive, this is totally inappropriate. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, and we do look forward, we are optimistic that we will have the public back in the chamber when it's possible to do so. okay. operations, let's hear from the next caller, please. >> good evening, supervisors. i'm calling to ask you to please, please open your doors to the public at your hearings and stop alienating the citizens this city that you are supposed to serve with our tax paying dollars. the whole city is open now. if restaurant workers, store employees, hospital workers, hospitality workers, and essentially all of our working
class citizens are required to be present, serving the public in person, why aren't you serving us in person at your hearings? consider the message you're sending by sheltering yourselves from the public. instead of alienating us, welcome us back. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. currently, we have about 21 listeners and about 14 members of the public ready to speak in the queue. let's hear from the next caller, please. welcome, caller. welcome, caller. >> am i up right now? >> clerk: yes, welcome. >> thank you. this is peter warfield, executive director of library users association. we can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org, and p.o. box 107544, san francisco, california, 94107-0544. last year, library users association brought a complaint against the library commission for not allowing people to make appropriate public comment, which pretty much came to a head in july 2020 for a number of reasons. incorrection and mis -- incorrect and misleading instructions, things that weren't happening in a meeting, pressing a button to indicate an interest in speaking, which the directions didn't say, and lowers does the opposite, indicates a lack of interest. silence claimed to be going on
when you press one of those buttons, when, in fact, it's almost impossible to understand what was being said by the system when you are listening especially to the vigorous conversation of other people. the meeting of the library commission, later at that meeting, i told them what had happened at the sunshine task force, also that there was not a free access to the meeting. when the minutes came out this month, there was no mention whatsoever what the issues were -- or that the commission had lost or any such thing. when i pointed it out, they reiterated their cover up by refusing to correct anything that i had said about that
meeting. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. >> thank you. >> clerk: operations, let's have the next caller, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is dave goldman, and i'm the president of the san francisco [inaudible] democratic club. i want to thank supervisor walton for his support of sha'carri richardson. i'm also calling in support of supervisor haney's support of resolution of a.b. 1256, the employment bill. in the same way we don't discrimination against people who use alcohol or tobacco away from work on nights and weekends, when they're not impaired at work, of course, we should grant the same rights to medical cannabis, consumers and adult consumers of cannabis. if you're not high on the job, you're doing your job well, and you only use cannabis during
nights and weekends, you should not feel that your job is in jeopardy. in the same way that in the 1970s harvey milk was the [inaudible] to introduce a resolution in support of human rights ordinance which passed in san francisco, we would like to see the board of supervisors continue the tradition of supporting human rights for medical cannabis and adult consumers of cannabis and in support of sha'carri richardson. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hello. nice to speak to everyone on the board today. my name is vanessa, and i
currently attend san francisco state university. i'm an active community member and organizer within san francisco. with the pandemic [inaudible] the last thing we should be worried about is student debt. as someone who is a first generation working [inaudible] and comes from an immigrant family, i know what it's like to be burdened [inaudible] for the future of the san franciscans which you serve, this is one cause that should be at the top of your priority list because the access to free education shouldn't be a bar to those who can't afford to go to
college. economic justice is immigrant justice, economic justice is disability justice. thank you for your time. >> clerk: thank you for calling. next speaker, please. >> hello, board of supervisors. my name is tina brown, and i wanted to speak on the cancelling of student debt. i have an experience of my daughter being the first generation to go to college and meet -- we was born and raised in san francisco, and only for her to come back with a large amount of student debt and become a mother herself and to have a -- you know, the student funds take money away from her tax returns and several other little things. i really support this, and i hope it can be approved to help generations get out of student debt and to help generations
coming. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. okay. operations, let's hear from the next caller, please. >> greetings, board of supervisors. my name is elizabeth gal, and i would like to share why you should support the elimination of federal student debt cancellation. as someone born and raised in san francisco by an immigrant family in wuhan, i am grateful to be in my second year at the university of washington. even after financial aid and scholarships, my family and i are struggling. to pay our debt, my dad was to borrow -- has to borrow money
from family members while my mother works at our family restaurant. when i was a youth leader at chinese progressive association, the topic of student debt cancellation and free college for all was part of our ultimate vision with our [inaudible] in our hands. students that struggle are not individual issues but rather intersectional preservations of discrimination. it will eliminate 40 million people from the financial, mental, emotional, and physical stress, especially those of bipoc working class and students of minorities and immigrant communities. please ensure that those people will be one step closer to achieving their dreams. i would like to especially thank the debt collective, s.f. rising students and fellows,
claudia, natalie, and president walton to take on student debt cancellation. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. all right. we have 20 who are listening and ten callers in the queue ready to speak. let's hear from the next caller, please. >> hello board members and others. my name is diamond, and i am a black student at city college and a student fellow with san francisco rising? i first want to thank supervisor walton for introducing the resolution on student loan debt cancellation and also, thank you all to those who have supported this resolution. as a student who will have a long academic journey, academic career and is currently unemployed that comes from a working class family, cancelling student loan debt will not only ensure that my continued financial burden will
be released so that i can continue my journey attending college and university and making sure that that financial burden will be minimal, but it will also lessen the burden on other working class families who have been set at a disadvantage, so thank you so much, and i hope that everyone else can support this. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. all right. let's hear from the next caller, please. >> hello, supervisors. my name is shelley [inaudible] and i use they-them pronouns. i am the cofounder of s.f. rising and organize dozens of students and colleagues that you just heard from who are here to shake the revolution and encourage the united states
to cancel first world debt. i'm here to empower each of you as supervisors to be one of the first major local bodies on the west coast to demonstrate official public support to officially cancelling student debt. this will send a message to leaders like president biden, speaker pelosi, and senate majority leader schumer that we demand to be heard on this issue. this would transform the lives of 45 million people in the country, 735,000 who just live in the bay area.
that greatly negatively impacts people's mental health, familial relations and ability to self-act walize and ability to be protagonists' lives. this is one thing that you want to be on the right side of early, and we really appreciate your support and thank you for listening. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, let's hear from the next caller. we have 18 callers in the queue and six who are ready to make their comment. well come, caller. >> hello, supervisors. my name is ellen ponce. i'm the executive director of california normal, which is an executive membership founded in 1972 in the bay area. we are calling on the world and u.s. antidoping agencies to
remove cannabis from its list of prohibited substances. not only is the nfl not suspending players for positive tests for marijuana, but they are funding research and its effectiveness on pain management. i ask the board of supervisors of san francisco where the medical marijuana movement began 25 years ago to not only condemn the qualification of sha'carri richardson but to support supervisor haney's support of a.b. 1256. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, let's hear from the
next caller, please. >> good eng -- evening, board and others. i'm a recent transplant to the bay area and a college professor for more than ten years. i just want to say thank you to everyone who shared their comments in support of the resolution to cancel student debt and also that we raise our voices together to tell the biden legislation to wipe up to $50,000 of relief does not go far enough. i just want to briefly tell my personal story. i am deeply in debt, six figures, to receive my master's degree to give back to my community.
we know that women and minorities are affected disproportionately. this is an equity issue. i don't want to see my students in the next generation suffer like i have. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. we have 15 listeners and six callers in the queue. if you would like to make public comment, now would be a good time to press star, three, otherwise, we may take this group to the very end. all right. let's hear from the next caller, please. >> good evening. my name is javier [inaudible] and i'm an organizer with san francisco rising, and i'm also a district 9 resident. i'm here to voice my support for the resolution introduced by supervisor walton for cancelling student debt, and president biden campaigned on
the promise of cancelling student debt relief, and it's important that we show the nation that san francisco has support for this action. cancelling student debt would stimulate the economy, and it would create millions of new jobs and add an estimated $100 million to the economy for the next decade. as we're struggling through and still recovering from the covid pandemic, we must remove the burdens from other people. as black students, especially black women, they're paying significantly more for the same degree than white borrowers. more than $1.5 trillion of debt can be eliminated with the stroke of a pen, and lives will be changed for the better. education is a right for all people, and we should not shackle people with debt in the
right of pursuing a higher education. that's why i thank supervisor walton for proposing this resolution, and i hope that the rest of the board can show their support, as well. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, let's hear from the next caller, please. >> hi. my name is danny black man, and i'm a student at san francisco state university, and i'm also a student organizer, and i am calling for your support of student debt cancellation, for that resolution. i have too many friends who have very limiting college experiences because of the immorally high cost of college, some of them have more than two jobs and chronically depressed just trying to keep up with costs. too many people are prevented
from living full lives because student debt negatively affects financial security that supports the survival needs. it took my own mother over ten years to payoff her own debt, and our community deserves better. the poorer you are, the more debt you're forced to take onto get an education. thank you so much for listening. >> clerk: thank you for your comments this evening. okay. operations, let's hear from the next caller, please. >> this is anonymous. please let me know when the slides are up so i can begin. >> clerk: okay. anonymous, the slides are up and they're showing. please proceed. >> this is anonymous with sunshine use as always. i think most of you know that
the mayor and chief of staff deletes their text messages, but i sent the chief of staff a request for text messages. here, we have the district attorney chesa boudin. he and his chief of services entered into a text message chat with a journalist. they also informed, a few days before that, another reporter, quote, we are legally prohibited from discussing anything related to a juvenile case. why would they make a difference between the two. this is the public defender, dennis herrera, he is sending a
co-worker a confidential draft of litigation material. normally, this material would be withheld at privileged. this is the same worker removing information from wikipedia, who does not allow this. what does all of this show? it's san francisco uses private information not accessible by the public to control the narrative. thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you very much for your comments. operations, let's get the next caller, please. >> hello, supervisors. my name is joshua ochoa, and i'm a resident of d-7. i'm here to talk about eliminating the student debt
resolution proposed by student walton. as someone who grew up in orange county, raised by my mom, i've often been characterized in the political spectrum of too well off to qualify for a pell grant but too poor as someone who is raised by a family with a single income. i'm currently $75,000 in debt, and i still have two more years to go to get my masters. i applause s.f. rising and all those who advocate because we cannot try to fight for elimination of student loan debt as we continue to fight for the future. >> clerk: with the four
callers, if you're one of the 12 listening, now is a good time to press star, three, otherwise, we're going to take this group to the end. all right. ops, let's hear from the next comment, please. >> good afternoon, madam clerk, president walton, board of supervisors. this is gilbert chriswall. i'm commenting on public comment. i disagree with the other public commenters that want public comment to be open to the public. i'm immune compromised, i'm fully vaccinated, but i still like the fact that you can give public comment on the phone. if you plan to open it up to public comment where people will come in, please keep the phone line available so people can compromised immune systems or people that are not vaccinated can still call in
and give public comment. it's been hard now that muni has cut all bus service in my poor neglected neighborhood, so i can't get to city hall. and besides being at home, i can eat my lunch and dinner at home and listen to the board of supervisors or other meetings going on at city hall, so i do like the public comment by phone. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, mr. chriswell. we are doing what we can to bring the public back to the chamber, however, we are still waiting for the health officer to release restrictions, and once we do, democratic practices will resume. all right. operations, let's hear from the next caller, please. >> i just wanted to support the prior caller, that i agree that remote call-in should be a permanent feature. but my comment was actually, i just wanted to ask the board of
supervisors if you realize that during the public comment that we can see you on t.v. sometimes it looks as if you're laughing and joking with each other and not paying attention as we give public comment. it's just terribly insulting and alarming at times that you're our elected officials, and you're not taking public comment seriously. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hello. my name is tiffany [inaudible] and i'm a long time resident of the richmond district and a doctoral student at the california institute of [inaudible] studies. i want to thank president walton for the resolution that's been put forward and supporting all of the voice
that's have already spoken to the cancellation of federally held student debt. i've been researching debt for the last five years and have been working with the debt collective. we want to put an end to predatory student loans and encourage equity in higher education through offering transformative quality ed like california youth do. when it serves a certain demographic, we want to see that available to everyone, and in the meantime, encourage you all to consider signing this resolution which supports so many people who need it right now. thank you for your time. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. operations, let's hear from the next caller, please. >> can you hear me now? >> clerk: yes, mr. pillpel, we can. >> thank you. david pillpel.
good evening. i am so sorry to hear from supervisor mandelman from the roll call that sally gearhart has died. she was so important to the lgbtq community but to the city and our history overall, and i think those were some very nice words that were said about her. i will definitely be thinking about that. i also found out recently that carl friedman, the founding director of animal care and control, died last year in early march, unrelated to covid, and i did some research over the weekend and found that the board did not do an in memoriam after he passed away. whether tonight or another time, i would encourage you, supervisor mandelman, since he lived in district 8, and
supervisor peskin, since he may well have known him longest, to consider an in memoriam for carl and his family. he was a wonderful city servant and just a great person who, again, started the department of animal care and control under not easy circumstances and served the city for many years, and i just wanted to put that on the record. thanks for listening. thank you all very much. >> clerk: thank you, mr. pillpel, for your comments. all right. we have 11 listeners, and there's one caller in the queue. if you're one of the 11, you might want to press star, three to enter the queue or we will take this last caller to the end. operations, let's hear from the last caller, please. >> hi. my name is susan striker. many or most of the supervisors know me, and i'm calling in to talk about the incredible new
deals that the american rescue plan has given us through covered california. the money that has been funneled into the state to create special enrollment that is amazing. and i'm really reaching out to you to share this with your constituents. for example, anyone who has collected unemployment any time in 2021, even only for a week, is eligible for a silver $94 $94 -- silver 94 plan. this is $1 to see the doctor, and this is lowered because of all the money coming from the federal government. i really want to help people. i know shamann walton, your
district has the highest number of african americans who do not have health insurance. i am working on doing enrollments to covered california. today, i e-mailed your general e-mails to please contact me so i can help your constituents quality health insurance for less than they've been paying. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. okay. operations, do we have another caller in the queue, please? >> operator: madam clerk, that completes the queue. >> clerk: okay. thank you, operations. mr. president? >> president walton: thank you, madam clerk. seeing no other public comment, public comment is close. madam clerk, let's go to our
for adoption without reference to committee agenda. >> clerk: items 78 through 83 were introduced for adoption without committee reference, a unanimous vote is required for adoption of these resolutions today. any supervisor may require any resolution to go to committee. >> president walton: supervisor chan? >> supervisor chan: thank you, president walton. i just want to be added as a cosponsor to item 79. >> president walton: thank you. supervisor melgar? >> supervisor melgar: thank you. i would like to be added as a cosponsor for item 79. >> president walton: thank you. and i would like to sever item 83. madam clerk, would you call the roll on items 78 through 82. >> clerk: on items 78 through 82 -- [roll call]
>> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> president walton: thank you, and without objections, the resolutions are adopted and the motions are approved unanimously. madam clerk, would you please call item 83. >> clerk: item 83 is a motion to approve final map 9677. this item relates to a project known as the hunters view phase 3. this is a resubdivision of lot 10, final map 5461, final for record in book dd of survey maps at paging 90 through 97 -- i apologize for the echo --
official records resulting in up to nine lots, including up to 310 condominium units for a mixed use residential and commercial project subject to specified conditions, to approve a public improvement agreement related to final map 9677, and to acknowledge the appropriate findings. >> president walton: thank you, madam clerk. do we have anyone available from mohcd right now? >> clerk: we're going to check the list at this point, mr. president. >> president walton: i do see lydia on the screen. >> clerk: lydia eli is there as well as cindy heavens. >> president walton: thank you so much, madam clerk, and it's good to see you, lydia. i do have a couple questions. my first question is what is the intent of home s.f. >> good evening, supervisor
walton. thank you for your question. i don't have the mission statement in front of me. it is quite publicly available, but i understand it should be the revitalization of public housing in san francisco without displacement and creating opportunities for economic advancement. that's my paraphrase. i'm sorry. >> president walton: thank you. i appreciate that, and so would you say the mission is not to solely fund market rate housing. >> yes, i would say that the mission is to revitalize existing public housing, and more specifically to add additional affordable housing units as well as market rate units. >> president walton: and has the financing for affordable housing for this phase of the project per this final map. >> phase 3 of hunters view,
which is the final affordable phase that will provide 118 units, including 53 public housing units, has applied to the state for [inaudible] and tax credit. because the state bond allocation program is currently oversubscribed by essentially a rate of 3:1, the project was not successful in getting an allocation last time. the good news is that the state department of housing and community development has made available $1.75 billion to let projects like hunters view and other projects across the state move forward with that allocation. we're awaiting this week to get word from the state about how that money will be distributed and we'll be advocating for hunters view phase 3 as well as several other san francisco projects that are awaiting bond allocation. >> president walton: thank you. has the financing for affordable housing been secured
for this phase of the project per this final map? >> it has not been secured, but it's typical for a project like this that has an infrastructure phase, we wouldn't have secured the affordable housing funding yet. in fact, we wouldn't want to because we want to construct the infrastructure before we construct the affordable housing. once we get an allocation from the state, there would be performance deadlines that we would meet if we weren't able to star the infrastructure -- start the infrastructure. that's why we're hoping for an approval today so we can start the infrastructure as soon as possible and pave the way for the affordable housing to also move forward. >> president walton: thank you so much. colleagues, i do not believe that we've done 100% everything in our power to secure the financing for affordable housing for this map. i would like to continue this item until next week and want it to be clear to everyone that
approving this map only supports the market rate development for this phase and does not guarantee that affordable housing gets built in this phase. my hope is that some form of financing for affordable housing becomes available over the next week. our hands are tied as a board because our approval is not necessary to move forward, but i would never support a -- to the possibilities of gentrification. approving of this map only secures market rate housing on a mission is to preserve community and keep s.f. affordable for communities of color, so i'd like to move that we continue this item to next week. seconded by supervisor haney.
>> clerk: we do not. >> president walton: thank you. would you adjourn the meeting, please? >> clerk: today's meeting will be adjourned on behalf of the late sally gearhart, for the late wallace levin, and on behalf of the president, on behalf of the entire board of educations, for the late anna hung lyen. >> president walton: thank you, madam clerk, do we have any other business before us today. >> clerk: we do not have any further business before us today. >> president walton: thank you, . this meeting is adjourned.
>> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses, and challenges residents to do their shopping within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services in our neighborhood, we help san francisco remain unique, successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i am the owner of this restaurant. we have been here in north beach over 100 years. [speaking foreign language] [♪♪♪]
[speaking foreign language] [♪♪♪] >> i went through a lot of struggles in my life, and i am blessed to be part of this. i am familiar with what people are going through to relate and empathy and compassion to their struggle so they can see i came out of the struggle, it gives them hope to come up and do
visibility. they ask you questions, ask you directions, they might have a question about what services are available. checking in, you guys. >> wellness check. we walk by to see any individual, you know may be sitting on the sidewalk, we make sure they are okay, alive. you never know. somebody might walk by and they are laying there for hours. you never know if they are alive. we let them know we are in the area and we are here to promote safety, and if they have somebody that is, you know, hanging around that they don't want to call the police on, they don't have to call the police. they can call us. we can direct them to the services they might need. >> we do the three one one to keep the city neighborhoods
clean. there are people dumping, waste on the ground and needles on the ground. it is unsafe for children and adults to commute through the streets. when we see them we take a picture dispatch to 311. they give us a tracking number and they come later on to pick it up. we take pride. when we come back later in the day and we see the loose trash or debris is picked up it makes you feel good about what you are doing. >> it makes you feel did about escorting kids and having them feel safe walking to the play area and back. the stuff we do as ambassadors makes us feel proud to help keep the city clean, helping the residents. >> you can see the community ambassadors. i used to be on the streets.
i didn't think i could become a community ambassador. it was too far out there for me to grab, you know. doing this job makes me feel good. because i came from where a lot of them are, homeless and on the street, i feel like i can give them hope because i was once there. i am not afraid to tell them i used to be here. i used to be like this, you know. i have compassion for people that are on the streets like the homeless and people that are caught up with their addiction because now, i feel like i can give them hope. it reminds you every day of where i used to be and where i am at now. >> right before the game starts, if i'm still on the
field, i look around, and i just take a deep breath because it is so exciting and magical, not knowing what the season holds is very, very exciting. it was fast-paced, stressful, but the good kind of stressful, high energy. there was a crowd to entertain, it was overwhelming in a good way, and i really, really enjoyed it. i continued working for the grizzlies for the 2012-2013 season, and out of happenstance, the same job opened up for the san francisco giants. i applied, not knowing if i would get it, but i would kick myself if i didn't apply. i was so nervous, i never lived
anywhere outside of fridays fridays -- fresno, and i got an interview. and then, i got a second interview, and i got more nervous because know the thought of leaving fresno and my family and friends was scary, but this opportunity was on the other side. but i had to try, and lo and behold, i got the job, and my first day was january 14, 2014. every game day was a puzzle, and i have to figure out how to put the pieces together. i have two features that are 30 seconds long or a minute and a 30 feature. it's fun to put that al together and then lay that out in a way that is entertaining for the fans. a lucky seat there and there, and then, some lucky games that include players. and then i'll talk to lucille,
can you take the shirt gun to the bleachers. i just organize it from top to bottom, and it's just fun for me. something, we don't know how it's going to go, and it can be a huge hit, but you've got to try it. or if it fails, you just won't do it again. or you tweak it. when that all pans out, you go oh, we did that. we did that as a team. i have a great team. we all gel well together. it keeps the show going. the fans are here to see the teams, but also to be entertained, and that's our job. i have wonderful female role models that i look up to here at the giants, and they've been great mentors for me, so i aspire to be like them one day. renelle is the best.
she's all about women in the workforce, she's always in our corner. [applause] >> i enjoy how progressive the giants are. we have had the longer running until they secure day. we've been doing lgbt night longer than most teams. i enjoy that i work for an organization who supports that and is all inclusive. that means a lot to me, and i wouldn't have it any other way. i wasn't sure i was going to get this job, but i went for it, and i got it, and my first season, we won a world series even if we hadn't have won or gone all the way, i still would have learned. i've grown more in the past four years professionally than i think i've grown in my entire
adult life, so it's been eye opening and a wonderful learning [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] >> so i grew up in cambridge, massachusetts and i was very fortunate to meet my future wife, now my wife while we were both attending graduate school at m.i.t., studying urban planning. so this is her hometown. so, we fell in love and moved to her city. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] >> i was introduced to this part of town while working on a campaign for gavin, who is running for mayor. i was one of the organizers out here and i met the people and i
fell in love with them in the neighborhood. so it also was a place in the city that at the time that i could afford to buy a home and i wanted to own my own home. this is where we laid down our roots like many people in this neighborhood and we started our family and this is where we are going to be. i mean we are the part of san francisco. it's the two neighborhoods with the most children under the age of 18. everybody likes to talk about how san francisco is not family-friendly, there are not a lot of children and families. we have predominately single family homes. as i said, people move here to buy their first home, maybe with multiple family members or multiple families in the same home and they laid down their roots. [♪♪♪]
>> it's different because again, we have little small storefronts. we don't have light industrial space or space where you can build high-rises or large office buildings. so the tech boom will never hit our neighborhood in that way when it comes to jobs. >> turkey, cheddar, avocado, lettuce and mayo, and little bit of mustard. that's my usual. >> mike is the owner, born and bred in the neighborhood. he worked in the drugstore forever. he saved his money and opened up his own spot. we're always going to support home grown businesses and he spent generations living in this part of town, focusing on the family, and the vibe is great
and people feel at home. it's like a little community gathering spot. >> this is the part of the city with a small town feel. a lot of mom and pop businesses, a lot of family run businesses. there is a conversation on whether starbucks would come in. i think there are some people that would embrace that. i think there are others that would prefer that not to be. i think we moved beyond that conversation. i think where we are now, we really want to enhance and embrace and encourage the businesses and small businesses that we have here. in fact, it's more of a mom and pop style business. i think at the end of the day, what we're really trying to do is encourage and embrace the diversity and enhance that diversity of businesses we already have. we're the only supervisor in the city that has a permanent
district office. a lot of folks use cafes or use offices or different places, but i want out and was able to raise money and open up a spot that we could pay for. i'm very fortunate to have that. >> hi, good to see you. just wanted to say hi, hi to the owner, see how he's doing. everything okay? >> yeah. >> good. >> we spend the entire day in the district so we can talk to constituents and talk to small businesses. we put money in the budget so you guys could be out here. this is like a commercial corridor, so they focus on cleaning the streets and it made a significant impact as you can see. what an improvement it has made to have you guys out here. >> for sure.