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go morning, welcome to the rules committee for san francisco. i am chair aaron peskin joined by mandelman and chan. mr. young, do you have any announcements? >> the minutes will reflect the committee members are participating through video conference to the same extent as
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if present. public access to city services is essential. public comment will be available on each item on the agenda channel 26, 78 or 99 or sfgovtv. each speaker is allowed two minutes. opportunities to speak are available by calling 415-655-0001. id24888378588. press pound and pound again. when connected you will hear the meeting discussions and be in listening mode only. when your item of interest comes up dial star 3. best practices call from quiet location and speak clearly and slowly and turn down your television or radio.
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e-mail public comment to myself at sfgovtv. if you submit public comment by e-mail it will be forwarded and included as part of the file. written comments may be sent by u.s. postal service to city hall. that completes my initial comments. >> thank you. could you please read the first item. >> first three or just the first. >> just the first. >> item 1. motion approving or directing the nomination for apminutementt of mark gonzales.
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>> we heard from this nominee and continued last week because of technical problems one nominee had in presenting. earlier this morning we receive a letter from the mayor withdrawing mr. gonzalez from this nomination to the seat on the sheriff's over side board. why don't we take public comment and then take roll for this item. are there any members of the public to speak to item number one? >> yes, members of the public who wish to comment call 415-655-0001. id24888378588. press pound and found r pound again. dial star 3 to speak. the system prompt will indicate you are unmuted to begin your
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comment. at this time we have one listener but nobody in line to speak. >> all right. public comment is closed. on behalf of the mayor i see you are attending. any comments before we call the roll on the motion to table item 1? >> you want me to turn on my video. >> sure. we would love to see your smiling face this morning. >> i don't have any particular comments. i apologize for last comment withdrawal. we feel like for the betterment of the oversight committee it was the best decision at this time. i appreciate you making it easy for us to amend. >> thank you, ms. funnel. >> item 1. roll call, please.
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>> motion. supervisor chan. >> aye. >> vice chair mandelman. >> aye. >> chair peskin. >> aye. >> the motion passes without objection. >> thank you, please call items 2 and 3 together. >> item 2. motion approving or rejecting the appointment of julie soo to the oversight board term ending march 1, 2025. item 3 is appointment of dion-jay brookter for a term ending march 1, 2025. >> last week ms. soo had a bad
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connection. we have an opportunity to hear from here this morning. we have tested her line and it is working perfectly or so we have been told. we will hear from ms. soo. i will ask the same questions we asked the other two nominees last week. the floor is yours, ms. soo. >> thank you, supervisor peskin. i took your advice and left twin peaks. as to the questions, you have my background. i am no stranger to city hall and public service is personal to me. my family dates back to the late 1880s. public service is about my reputation, family reputation. background in mathematics and statistics. masters degree and law degree. majority of my career is
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enforcement attorney for the california department of insurance. where i evaluate individuals and companies, perform disciplinary action hearings and evaluate rehabilitation. i may being policy recommendations -- make policy recommendations to the agency and state legislature. i define how laws are enforced that requires public notice and hearing. i am no stranger to city hall. before the millennium as a former legislative aid i worked on the data call for all departments, language with city attorney and conducted public hearings. the supervisor i worked for lost by 36 votes. supervisor mark leno carried the legislation. i would like to remember wilma chanwho took this to alameda
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county. the first to have an equal access to service. i have had nine years as fiduciary trustee on the board of st. francis memorial hospital. 12 years on the commission on status of women. i gained importance of committee approach to human trafficking and violence cases. i engaged in data collection and public education. the family council reports began in 2009. four years without a domestic violence homicide between 2011 and 2013. through that work we reevaluated the needs of community, looked at resources, accountability, training of responders and community input. i continue to serve on the
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california democratic plat fork commit -- platform committee. i was reappointed. i have served as co-chair since 2009. appointed as lead in 2019. the platform committee developed documents reflect the values, vision and policy of the parties on testimony intake. i manage 28 committee members to build consensus into a product ratified by 3500 delegates. still sets are important to lay foundation of new deputy sheriffs over site board to evaluate policies and practices and look at budget and resources. this goes to act ability, social
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contract between personnel, those in custody and the community. in particular, i really believe in rehabilitation. that means those in custody receive education. charter school is one such and i did it is through the school board meeting as they were tasked to reup the contract with the charter school. our job skills in incentive to rehabilitation for domestic violence offenders, completion of counseling. supervised visitation with children and through that is with the rally family visitation services initiated through the st. francis memorial hospital. in terms of questions last week public law enforcement reform.
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six years ago i chaired the democratic platform criminal justice plank. it took 10 years to have as declaration of policy elimination of death penalty. another question was when i advocated for someone in custody. i haven't directly advocated for someone in custody. i was a character witness at a sentencing hearing and filed papers for federal pardon. those who served for crimes they committed as young add did you tells now face -- adults now face deportation from the family they have. conversations about jails closing. i have not engaged in the conversation about the jail
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closures. surveillance technology. yes, i would be in favor every visiting the surveillance technology policy for the protection of both personnel and individuals in custody. >> thank you, ms. soo. you answered all of the questions i asked. so i have no questions. colleagues any questions for ms soo? if not why don't we -- we heard from mr. brookter. any public comment on items 2 or 3? >> members of the public should call 415-655-0001. the meeting id24888378588. press pound and pound again. if you haven't done so, dial star 3 to line up to speak.
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the system prompt will indicate you raised your hand. wait until you are unmuted and begin your comments. we have two caller on the line for public comment. >> first speaker, please. >> thank you, chair peskin and committee members. i am arnold townsend calling on behalf of ms. julie soo who i have known for a number of years and i know her to be a person of outstanding talent, commitment and compassion which i consider essential to this role. she is someone that i consider a true ally to many who are challenged in this society and do not have the same opportunities in life nor same opportunities when they fall into the hands of the judicial
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system. i would urge you to support her for this important work. the only other thing i will say this is the first time i hear about her great background in math, which makes me wish i would have known her in high school. thank you so much. i hope you will endorse her candidacy for this job. >> thank you, reverend town be . next speaker, please. >> i am larry yee. i am in support of julie soo for the sheriff oversight. she would make an excellent choice. he hit the point i was going to say. she is a long time activist in our community and standing up for social justice. i hope this committee moves it
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forward. i thank you all for your time and service, too. thank you very much. >> any other members of the public to testify on items 2 or 3? >> we have one more speaker. we are down to no speakers. three listeners, no speakers on the line. >> public comment just got closed. colleagues any motions that you want to make? if not, i would suggest we forward these two individuals to the full board of supervisors with recommendation as committee reports. i see supervisor mandelman nodding on that motion. mr. clerk, roll call, please. >> let me redo that. i would like to make an amendment to both subject motions file numbers 211147 and
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211148 to remove the word rejecting in line 3 and remove the word reject in line 11 on that motion a roll call, please for both items. >> on that motion. supervisor chan. >> aye. >> vice chair mandelman. >> aye. >> chair peskin. >> aye. >> the motion to amend is adopted without objection. >> on the items as amended to send to the full board with recommendation as committee reports. a roll call, please. >> motion to recommend as committee report. supervisor chan. >> aye. >> vice chair mandelman.
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>> aye. >> chair peskin. >> aye. >> the motion passes without objection. >> next item, please. >> item 4. motion approving or rejecting the mayor nomination for tonightment of timothy kojo min take to the redevelopment successor agency over sight board term ending january 24, 2024. >> successor agency mr. timothy kojo minta. tell us about yourself and why you want to serve on this thing. >> i go by kojo. to make this short, i was my parents -- my parents are from ghana, i moved to san francisco
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in 2005. lived in nob hill for been 10 years. when i moved here i wanted to get involved in the community the easiest way to become a big brother in the big brother and big sister program. i was able to get deeper understanding of the challenges the under privilege lemminged in san francisco face. i -- underprivileged face in san francisco. seven or eight years ago i wanted to get more involved. i had constraints due to apply y professional obligations. i became a volunteer for david chu in the campaigns that he had at that time. through my relation with him, i was able to get a better understanding how the city
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government works, how the board of supervisors operating. it was important for me because being a 16 year resident of the city this is my home. i want to try to understand it better and do what i can as a citizen to help out. through that process, working with david, i realized that, okay, maybe at some point if it made sense i would like to get involved at a deeper level. that is where this nomination comes up. i heard about it through kira. my background and data analyst. i work at adobe as expert solution consultant on the platform. because of the opportunities i heard about being a member of this oversight committee, i thought it would be a good way to evaluate it deeper than
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before. i think, i know it is not the most sophisticated math involved having the financial background i can be a good fit and help out with the efforts of this oversight board. i think that is about it. i am excited for this opportunity. i love the city. i believe i could really help out with this committee. i think i could, you know, be a positive member of this body going forward. thanks for your time. >> thank you, kojo. i appreciate your enthusiasm. the two basic questions i was posing and the beginning. what you think this body does
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and how you see yourself fitting into that. >> my understanding the body was created to wind down the redevelopment agency so i believe that that's an effort that is more financially oriented to make sure the budget is allocated to conduct the actions necessary. i will be transparent. i am not aware of the details of that but i believe with my background i would get a grasp on that fairly quickly. >> can you tell us a little bit about the history every development in ocii and their current projects and your interest is.
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i understand you have a background in finance. i am looking more about your knowledge of the redevelopment agency and reconstituted as the successor agency. >> again, in spirit of full transparency i didn't do a ton of in depth research on the prior activities of the redevelopment agency. my understanding was it is an agency that is being wound down. there is an oversight board to make sure it happens in the appropriate manner. i was told my general background could be useful. more importantly that i am passionate about the city and want to be involved. between the background on that front and the opportunity, i
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just my understanding it is getting ramped up on what is needing to happen as a member of that board would not be beyond the realm of my comprehension. i understand that maybe you are looking for a deeper understanding of the prior activities of the redevelopment agency. i apologize. i am not prepared. >> a sense of what is currently under their jurisdiction. this wind down is not happening in the next two minutes or two months or two years. it is going to go on for a long, long time. do you known know any current properties under their jurisdiction, do they build housing? do they have tax increment? do you know what tax increment is in. >> it is my understanding these are the detail that i would learn as a member of the board
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so i do not have that knowledge at the moment be. apologies for that. >> no worries. any questions from colleagues? supervisor chan. >> so now, i am wondering. this is one of the questions i do ask any candidate for any appointment. i want you to know this is very standard coming from me. typically i would ask how do you know about the appointment. you know it through tyra. what makes you want to be on the board? it sounds to me you want to have a deeper involvement with the community. now this is the typical question i would ask. what will be your priority once you are appointed to the body?
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i am having a little concern that it is a very critical body, in my opinion, especially as a former aid to former district 10 supervisor maxwell. redevelopment, in fact, has a deep history in san francisco, not just in this district but district five. thinking how it is throughout the city as well as, you know, you have alluded to we are transitioning. it is a critical role. what would be your priority once you are appointed to the body? >> well, overall my priority would be to participate as an
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active contributor to the body, bringing my time and my relevant expertise as it might pertain to my role and really devote myself to it completely. i don't be have a lot of other public service activities at the moment. i volunteer at a couple other agencies. i have plenty of free time and i hope to fill a gap in the sense of not having the background and full understanding of the agency at the moment. i have the willingness and time and passion to learn quickly. being a meaningful contributor to the extent that i can be. >> why don't we open up to public comment. are there any members of the public who would like to comment on this item number 4?
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>> members of the public who wish to comment on this item call 415-655-0001. id24888378588. press pound and pound again. dial star 3 to speak. a system prompt will indicate you raised your hand. wait until you are unmuted to comment. at this time it does not appear there are any members of the public in line for public comment. >> public comment is closed. given that there is no time pressure on this, the board doesn't have to act in any compressed timeframe or at all. i would suggest that we continue this item to the call of the chair and see what evolves. on that motion, mr. clerk, a roll call, please. >> motion to continue the matter
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to the call of the chair. supervisor chan. >> aye. >> vice chair mandelman. >> aye. >> chair peskin. >> aye. >> the motion passes without objection. >> next item, please. >> chair peskin. >> yes, supervisor chan. >> chair peskin. this is a discussion more if i may ask or make a comment really. you know, i think that this is not -- should not be a reflection of mr. minta's qualifications. from my experience from the appointee that withdrew mr. gonzalez from sheriff oversight committee through the questioning we had last week.
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let's be more thoughtful moving some of these great candidates but may not be suitable for the body. they are probably very committed community members to do the right thing, let's be more thoughtful when we start moving forward and sending appoint beties to the rules committee for appointments and to think through about the qualification and interest and the expertise of these individuals. that is all i have to say. thank you, mr.minta, for submission of your application. >> thank you for those very well-taken, very mature comments. supervisor mandelman anything to add or subtract? >> i think this is a nomination like this raises interesting questions. in general i would like to defer to the mayor's choices for who
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she would like to appoint to commissions where she has that ability. on the other hand, it is troubling to have applicants who don't seem to have the very basic understanding of the commission they are joining or the job that it has to do. i think, you know, i am a past redevelopment lawyer. i know this as part of my fiber, but i think knowing the history every development in san francisco should be a prerequisite on any commission and having understanding of tax increment and the projects they are responsible for is something i would expect for an applicant to have before they come here as supervisor chan said. that is not the fault of the
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applicant who might server well on the body. you don't need to be an expert. i think it would be reasonable to expect folks before rules to know that stuff. that is all i got. thanks. >> thank you, vice chair mandelman. i associate myself with your constructive and well-stated comments. thank you. that is a very clear message to the administration and no reflection on the individual nominee. with that we have taken action on item 4. mr. clerk please call item 5. >> item 5 a motion appointing rejecting the mayor nomination for reappointment of al perez to entertainment commission for a term ending july 1, 2025. >> good morning.
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greetings, supervisor mandelman, chan, peskin. i am al perez. resident of san francisco for over 40 years. family integrated from the philippines. i was born and raised in the philippines. after living here a few years after college i started working in the corporate world and realized i needed to reconnect to my roots because as we were growing up here in san francisco after we first integrated, my -- immigrated. after graduation from college i really wanted to reconnect with my roots. i became a volunteer and started reaching out to give back to the
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community to relearn my language and roots. as i found this non-profit organization called the philippine architects position. i volunteered there. i am a graphic and designer. i do posters for the festival. year after year they invited me to come back until i became the president of the organization. now after being a volunteer for 20 years i am serving as president of the non-profit and leading a team of 200 volunteer to produce the annual festival. the largest philippine cultural celebration in the country bringing together community stakeholders, exhibiters, performing artists, cultural torchbearers in celebration of the culture and cuisine.
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through that experience i have also been very, very active in the philippine community in organizations the cultural and community events. film festivals, heritage night with the san francisco giants, golden state warriors, oakland as and other teams. i am serving in the filipino food movement, and also. [indiscernable] i have been serving in the entertainment commission for three terms this would be my fourth term. san francisco is a city of celebration. city activated by entertainment that strengthens the diverse neighborhoods and welcomes the world.
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our nightlife and events, community festivals and parades bring the community together to strengthen the community ties and is an economic driver. i thank the mayor for trust and confidence in me to continue in this reappointment and thanks to the commission staff led by the wolf executive for the executive work she has done. i am proud to live and work in san francisco, a city that welcomes diversity and equity. i would like to receive your approval for continuing to serve on the entertainment commission. >> any questions from committee members? >> supervisor chan. >> thank you, chair peskin.
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thank you for all your service, mr. perez. i have a quick question out of curiosity. giving your service with the entertainment commission especially during the pandemic, what would be your priority as we recover from the pandemic from your point of view as the role the entertainment commission can play? >> during the pandemic the goal is to help them get back on their feet. in fact our commission has been working hard with them as well as with the city hall as far as with the shared spaces program and also streamlining the permit process to give folks who want to have entertainment as an
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accessory to business model to get that process as quickly as possible including i believe we are part of providing grants for venue operators, especially last year. also as a community representative i work with a lot of community non-profits and organizing festivals and parades and giving them an opportunity to recover so we can come back again celebrating our communities in a safe manner to provide information and resources to do that as quickly as possible. >> any members of the public to speak to item number 5? >> yes, members of the public who wish to comment call 415-655-0001, id24888378588.
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pound and pound again. if you have not done so dial star 3 to speak. a system prompt will indicate you have raised your hand. wait you are unmuted to begin your comments. we do not have anybody in line for public comment. >> public comment is closed. the sense of this committee is to make a motion to forward this individual to the full board with recommendation. i will make a motion to amend the subject motion by removing the word rejecting online 3 and making a change. >> motion to amend. supervisor chan. >> aye. >> vice chair mandelman. >> aye. >> chair peskin.
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>> aye. >> the motion passes without objection. >> a motion to send the item as amended with recommendation to the full board of supervisors. >> on that motion supervisor chan. >> aye. >> vice chair mandelman. >> aye. >> chair peskin. >> aye. >> congratulations on one more tour of duty. we are adjourned. >> thank you so much.
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>> we worked very hard with the san francisco venue coalition, the independent venue alliance to advocate for venues. put this issue on the radar of the supervisors and obviously mayor breed. the entertainment commission and the office of small business and we went to meetings and showed up and did public comment and it was a concerted effort between 50 venues in the city and they are kind of traditional like live performance venues and we all made a concerted effort to get out there and sound the alarm and to her credit, maybe breed really stepped up, worked with matt haney, who is a
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supervisor haney was a huge champion for us and they got this done and they got $3 million into the sf venue recovery fund. >> we have represented about 40 independent venues in san francisco. basically, all the venues closed on march 13th, 2020. we were the first to close and we will be the last to reopen and we've had all the of the overhead costs are rent, mortgage, payroll, utilities and insurance with zero revenue. so many of these venues have been burning $1,000 a day just to stay closed. >> we have a huge music history here in san francisco and the part of our cultural fab lick
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but it's also an economic driver. we produce $7 billion annual' here in san francisco and it's formidable. >> we've been very fortunate here. we've had the department of emergency management and ems division and using part of our building since last april and aside from being proud to i can't tell you how important to have some cost recovery coming in and income to keep the doors open. >> typically we'll have, three to 400 people working behind the teens to support the show and that is everything from the teamsters and security staff and
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usualers, ticket takers, the folks that do our medical and the bar tenders and the people in the kitchen preparing food for backstage and concession and the people that sell key shirts and it's a pretty staggering amount of people that are out of work as a result of this one verne you going tarkanian. it doesn't work to open at reduced capacity. when we get past june 15th, out of the into the blue print for our economy we can open it it 100% and look at the festival in full capacity in october and we're just so grateful for the leadership of the mavor and dr. coal fax to make us the safest ♪ america and this is been hard for everybody in san francisco and the world but our
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leadership has kept us safe and i trust them that they will let us know when it's safe to do that. >> a lot of people know about america is military stuff, bullying stuff, corporate stuff. when people like me and my friends go to these foreign country and play music, we're giving them an american cultural experience. it's important. the same way they can bring that here. it sounds comfy buyia, you know, we're a punk band and we're nasty and we were never much for peace and love and everything but that's the fertilizer that grows the big stuff that some day goes to bill graham's place and takes everybody's money but you have to start with us and so my hope is that allel groups and people make music and get together because without out,
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hanging together we'll hang separately, you know. >> other venues like this, all over the place, not just in the san francisco bay area need to exist in order for communities to thrive and i'm not just talking about the arts communities, even if you are here to see a chuckle bucket comedy show and you are still experiencing humanity and in specific ways being able to gather with people and experience something together. and especially coming out of the pandemic, the loss of that in-person human connection recovering that in good ways is going to be vital for our entire society. >> it's a family club. most our staff has been working with us for 10 years so we feel like a family.
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>> what people think of when they think of bottom of the hill and i get a lot of this is first of all, the first place i met my husband or where we had our first date and i love that and we love doing weddings and i expect there to be a wedding season post 2021 of all the make up we haddings and i hope that many people do that because we have had so many rock ep role weddings. >> i told my girlfriend, make sure you stand at the front of the stage and i can give you a kiss at midnight. at this got down on one knee at the stroke of midnight. it wasn't a public thing, i got down on one knee and said will you marry me and is he she had are you [beep] kidding me and i said no, i'm dead serious and she said yes. we were any time homicideel of the show. we just paused for new year's
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eve and that was where i proposed to my wife. this is more than just a professional relationship it's more than just a relationship from a love of arts, it's where my family started. we'll always have a special place in my heart. >> venues, you know, represent so much. they are cultural beckons of a city. neighbors can learn and celebrate and mourn and dance together. venues and arts and culture are characterized as second responders to crisis and they provide a mental health outlet and a community center for people to come together at and it's the shared history of our city and these spaces is where we all come together and can celebrate. >> art often music opens up people to understanding the fellow man and i mean, taz
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always necessary and if anything, it's going to be even more necessary as we come out of this to reach out and connect with people. >> we can sustain with food, water and shelter is accurate and does anybody have a good time over the last year? no. >> san francisco is a great down. i've been here many years and i love it here and it's a beautiful, beautiful, place to be music and art is key to that. drama, acting, movies, everything, everything that makes life worth living and that's what we've got to mow proteasome no san francisco and that's what is important now. [♪♪♪]
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>> when i look at an old neon sign that's working or not working, i feel the family business that was in there. >> since 2009, citywide, sf shines, has supported businesses and sites like the ones that receive new neon signs. >> you know, sf shines is doing an amazing job to bring back the lighting and the neon glow of san francisco.
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>> sf shines is such an amazing program, and i can't think of another program in another city that gives matching gunned funds to store owners, mom and pop owners, and if they've got a neon sign, they've really got a great way to advertise their business. >> this is a continuation of the sf shines program. >> focusing other neon signs is relatively new to us. of the seven neon signs, we've invested about $145,000. >> a good quality sign costs more, but it lasts infinitily longer. as opposed to lasting five years, a good neon sign will last 15 to 20 years. >> in san francisco, the majority of neon signs are for
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mom-and-pop businesses. in order to be able to restore these signs, i think it gives back to your community. >> part of the project has to do with prioritizing certain signs in the neighborhood based on their aesthetics, based on their current signs, and base on the history. in the time that we've been here, we've seen a number of signs restored just on eddy street. >> there are a number of signs in the tenderloin and many more that are waiting or wanting to be restored. i have worked with randall and al, and we've mapped out every single one of them and rated them as to how much work they would need to get restored. that information is passed onto sf shines, and they are going to rank it. so if they have x budget for a year, they can say all right, we're going to pick these five, and they're putting together
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clusters, so they build on top of what's already there. >> a cluster of neon signs is sort of, i guess, like a cluster of grapes. when you see them on a corner or on a block, it lights up the neighborhood and creates an ambient glow. if you havy got two of three of them, you've created an atmosphere that's almost like a movie set. >> some of the hotel, we've already invested in to get those neon signs for people to enjoy at night include the elk hotel, jefferson hotel, the verona, not to mention some we've done in chinatown, as well as the city's portal neighborhood. >> we got the fund to restore it. it took five months, and the biggest challenge was it was completely infested with pigeons. once we got it clean, it came out beautiful. >> neon signs are often equated
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with film noir, and the noir genre as seen through the hollywood lens basically depicted despair and concentration. >> you would go downtown and see the most recent humphrey bogart film filled with neon in the background. and you'd see that on market street, and as market street got seedier and seedier and fewer people continued to go down, that was what happened to all the neon strips of light. >> the film nori might start with the light filled with neon signs, and end with a scene with a single neon sign
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blinking and missing a few letters. >> one of my favorite scenes, orson welles is chasing rita hayworth with neon signs in the background. >> i think what the office of economic and workforce development is very excited with is that we'll be able to see more neon signs in a concentrated way lit up at night for visitors and most especially residents. the first coin laundry, the elm hotel, the western hotel are ones that we want to focus on in the year ahead. >> neon signs are so iconic to certain neighborhoods like the hara, like the nightcap.
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we want to save as many historic and legacy neon signs in san francisco, and so do they. we bring the expertise, and they bring the means to actually get the job done. >> people in tenderloin get really excited as they see the signs relit. as you're driving through the tenderloin or the city, it pretty much tells you something exciting is happening here. >> knee an was created to make the night more friendly and advertise businesses. it's a great way of supporting and helping local businesses. >> there's so many ways to improve public safety. the standard way is having more eyes on the street, but there's other culturally significant ways to do that, and one those ways is lighting up the streets. but what better way and special way to do that is by having old, historic neon signs lighting up our streets at night and casting away our shadows.
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>> when i see things coming back to life, it's like remembering how things were. it's remembering the hotel or the market that went to work seven days a week to raise their money or to provide a service, and it just -- it just - adjourned. >> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shop & dine in the 49 with within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services within the neighborhood we help
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>> president cohen: sergeant mitchell, would you please call the roll. >> clerk: would you like to call the pledge of allegiance?

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