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tv   BOS Rules Committee  SFGTV  January 24, 2022 6:00pm-12:00am PST

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amendments. on that, roll call, please. >> clerk: yes. on that motion, [roll call] that motion passes without objection. >> chairman: and then i would like to move to send the item as amended to the full board with recommendation. on that motion, a roll call, please. >> clerk: yes. [roll call] the motion passes without objection. >> chairman: thank you, colleagues. thank you, ms. topier. thank you, ms. bose. next item please. >> clerk: yes. item number four is a charter
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amendment to establish a. of system services and policy and strategy families to include the department of children, youth, and families and promoting the development of programs and planning strategies to enhance services for children, youth, and their families, authorize the agency to include a new department of early childhood which will assume the duties of previously assigned to office of early care and education promoting the development of programs policies and strategies to enhance services for children aging 0-5. modify the process for expending funds in the children and youth fund to support services for children. modify the process for expending funds in the public
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education enrichment fund to support the san francisco unified school district and to require the board of education to submit a certification of compliance with specified governance requirements before the city appropriates funds to the san francisco unified school district not otherwise required by the charter or state law. members of the public please call (415) 655-0001. and the meeting id is 24816783884. press pound twice. >> chairman: thank you, colleagues. this is the first of our charter amendments before us. it's charter season and just to lay this out, there are six of them before us today. we have the ability to continue
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to hear amendments for next monday, january 31st and the following monday, february the 7th before they either leave committee or not. and charter amendments have to be done very carefully with as much transparency as possible. so any amendments made today will be out there for the public to see and comment on for next monday and the following monday and when they hit the board, they have to actually sit at the board for another week because the charter is in essence our constitution and, of course, any changes to the charter are subject to a vote of the electorate of san francisco. i just wanted to lay out the process for each of these. we will first in each case start with a brief synopsis of
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the controller's statement to any financial impacts foreseen as a result of each and every one of these charter amendments and then we will go to the primary sponsor for a presentation about the charter amendment itself and any amendments that the primary sponsor may be offering and then we'll have committee deliberations and public comment. so with that, i don't know if there's anybody here from the controller's office as to the controller's statement. if not, i can give it a quick synopsis. ms. stevens, i see you. the goor is yours for this charter amendment. please go ahead. good to see you. >> good morning supervisors.
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peg stevens from the controller's office performance group. we've submitted a letter which i hope made it into your meeting materials. none of these are materially changed by the charter amendment itself. we did note that any new commission that's created does have an operating cost. we've updated it as something on the order of $350,000 for a secretary cost that go with just running a commission, but it's not in our language of substantial cost to government. so i'm happy to answer any questions if you have them but
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the major funding sources and interactions between them are not substantially changed by the amendments. thank you. >> chairman: thank you. and then in accordance with the protocols that i set forth a moment ago, is the primary sponsor in this matter, mayor breed. is there anybody here from the mayor's office who wants to make opening statements and there are two cosponsors supervisor melgar and supervisor mandelman. is there anyone here from the mayor's office who would like to make an opening statement or presentation? what's the name of the liaison to the board?
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>> supervisor melgar: tom palino. >> chairman: is mr. palino available. >> good morning, mr. chair and member officer the rules committee. as far as from the mayor's office i believe or i believe supervisor melgar may be introducing some amendments today, but as far as my colleague maria sue, i'm not seeing on the line today, but if there are questions you may have, if you give me a minute i'm happy to connect with her to get her on. >> chairman: i will look on the participant list to see if ms. sue is available. why don't we go -- i don't see ms. sue. why don't we go to the first cosponsor and i know supervisor ronen wants to speak. the way we're going to do all six of these is to start with a sponsor for presentation in so far as the mayor's office is
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deferring to supervisor melgar and so far she is listed as the first cosponsor, why don't we go to supervisor melgar. >> supervisor melgar: thank you so much, chair peskin and colleagues for putting this on the agenda early on. as i'm sure you are aware, there have been many member officer the public and stakeholders who have weighed in on this proposed charter amendment. it is a critical discussion and a timely one right now. we as a city have been trying to center children, youth, and families at the corner of our policies especially right now given the devastating impact of the pandemic and how do we recuperate and move forward. while i have no part in today's forecasting this charter amendment. do i want to share why i supported it early on, why i
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decided to cosponsor. this charter amendment is trying to establish a few goals. one is to establish a children's agency and commission. the other is to provide accountability measures for the san francisco unified school district in the event that the city expensed discretionary fund or the education and public which i want to clarify is different from the set asides that are automatically expended to the school district for library, arts, and music as well as others in richmond. i do believe as a city, we would benefit from a more wholistic view on how our systems intersect and how to best serve youth in our families. as a former e.d., i can attest
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that things work best when we collaborate in agreement about what the outcomes are and how to plan for them. i do think that we need visionary approaches and strategies to carry kids from cradle to career throughout the whole spectrum and too often, we lack meaningful coordination between agencies, providers and schools that allow for kids to fall through the cracks especially during transitional periods like preschool to kindergarten and during adolescence and we are not succeeding in this. this was the promise of our children, our families and we haven't quite gotten there. i believe that there is a better way and that is through a unified system that makes is seamless and compelled and even departments who do not shield their kids, for a truly
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child-friendly city. that being said, i understand that this charter amendment proposal is a large undertaking and has not provided enough time for various stakeholders to weigh in. we have heard from nonprofit providers, early childhood educator, child policy advocates that we need more time to incorporate their feedback. it was not lost on me that the great concern came from early care and education communities that the priorities for san francisco to have truly universal child care would get -- might get diminished and overshadowed by this amendment and i want to address those concerns because i do believe as i think you all share that universal child care is one of the foundational aspect of a truly fair gender balanced economic society. as you know, the office of
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early care and education of which i am a commissioner are undergoing a merger to form the department of early childhood labor this year. i did make it clear when i signed on that i would need to offer amendments to ensure that there was some level of independent oversight for this work. primarily to ensure the integrity of the hard fought funding lovingly named baby prop c would be upheld higher wages for early childhood educators. clear waiting for slots and to support low and middle income families with quality child care. truly universal child care for automatic we're hearing loud and clear is that we need more time to deliberate to ensure we're placing before the voters things that will transform their lives and be something
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that we can all feel proud of. the second part of this amendment focuses on our fiscal relationship with sfusd and it's couched in accountability. i think there's general consensus if the city expends the general dollars that there should be insurances that the best policies are met. when nonprofit providers receive funding from the city, we expect a lot from them. arguably, the reporting requirements can be strengthen you would you say, but the principle is a good one. we want to ensure our public dollars are used responsibly. and to be clear, we're not talking about dollars that are automatically transported to the school district, but dollars above and beyond what is in the charter or state authorities. i think it's prudent so that we can be effective partners to the school district.
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one of the things that i also want to talk about in this relationship is data sharing agreements between the city and the school district. while some progress has been made over the years, it still falls short and the school districts ultimately, the main serving agency in the city establishing accountable data is essential so we can provide kids with the best interventions to support their success. there's a requirement for school board members to certify they are adhering to governance practices as provided and recommended by the california school board association. it is saying that while sfusd is an autonomous body, there should be some basic requirements met. there are discussions under way to reframe some of this language generally, i think
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there's more agreement on this piece than it is for the children's agency. i have spoken at length with my colleagues, supervisor ronen who is going to weigh in on this part. after much consideration, i think since, you know, measure is trying to accomplish these two different goals, i think splitting these concepts would make it easier and we can allow for the time that it will take for proper vetting and consideration. so through the chair, i would like to request that this committee duplicate the file and continue the individual version to the call of the chair. and then i would request that the committee amend the duplicated file to include the school district and the school board accountability as it pertains to discretionary funds
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and the b.p. baseline fund that the city spends directly with the school district. therefore, the amendments through the duplicated file would strike out and the children's agency throughout the document since the original proposed measure also suggests striking out portions of the existing chart. this new amendment would leave the charter language untouched as it pertains to the process for the department of children, youth, and their families. it's oversight advisory body. the service provider working groups and the our children our families council. there are a few other proposed amendments i want to note since there would not be a children's agency or commission in section 16.123, the funding for the public and education and richmond fund. on pages 34 line 7-25, the
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school district would provide their spending plans to the mayor and the board of supervisor instead. we also added an additional section that requires a data sharing agreement to be in place between the school district and the city for baseline funds to be released and we also took the opportunity to strengthen language in the charter adjustments to the piece. this proposal comes from consultation with the office of early care education and early care advocates. there is state funding coming to the city to support transitional kindergarten. however, that does not mean it will address our critical need for early childhood education. so we want to make sure that the city doesn't our existing
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investment, but continues to supplement and act to whatever comes of the state. we're proposing eliminating the section all together. the next proposed amendment is to add language and provide the school district to require more language in the allocation of the piece. under section 16.123-6. expenditure plans follows the district expenditure plan should also describe to ensure oversight and transpaerns of spending through regular review by the board of ed. the district public education and richmond fund community advisory committee or any successor body created by the district. and two specifically describe plans to ensure oversight and transparency in the event the district plans changing its expenditure plan in the middle
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of the fiscal year. and on pages 28, adding lines 4-8, subsection c, in addition to the plan in this section, the district shall submit to the mayor and the board of. >> supervisor: s supervisors year end and quarterly report including, but not limited to explanation of progress and design and delivery of programs. and in meeting student impact goals identified in the annual expenditure plan. we heard from the community advisory committee which is established by the school board, but it has not always been easy to identify changes to funding allocations mid budget. this doesn't mean that the city will be weighing in online items that sfusd peace budget, but more of an insurance that best practices are met as it
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pertains to budget accountability especially when it comes to the appointing citizen's advisory committee. since these amendments need to fit for a week, i'm hoping we can continue the language funding regarding the school board govern nance in a respectful way when it comes to release of the city's discretionary dollars and i want to thank marie at dcyf and to my colleague, supervisor ronen, as the chair of the children and young adults family committee for her hard work on all of these issues. i also want to thank the stakeholders who have engaged with us with much passion and norman yee for his guidance throughout this process and the city attorney team john gibner
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and his work for the long work on this. thank you, chair peskin. >> chairman: i do want to say in this instance, pursuant to the board of supervisors rules of order section 2.21 have a memo random from the clerk of the board making a number of suggestions as to advisory bodies set forth in the charter amendment, but given the nature of the amendments that supervisor melgar just spoke to which would obviate really most of this charter amendment, i think that if we are to adopt those, the clerk's suggestions for amendments will no longer be relevant, so i will forego hearing from the clerk because i think that is going to end on the cutting room floor. and, with that, i can tell that supervisor ronen is desirous of
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making a statement. supervisor ronen, the floor is yours. >> supervisor ronen: chair peskin, i did see rafael mandelman. >> chairman: i was still on the button for participants because i was hoping that the mayor, her representative would make a statement in this was the mayor's charter amendment. but lacking that, supervisor mandelman, go ahead. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, chair peskin. and i would echo astonishment that director sue or some other representative of the administration who is able to speak to their process around coming up with this measure is not here. i'm sure it is just a screw up, but it is an odd way to start our conversation about charter amendments today. i agree, supervisor ronen.
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i agree. so all that being said, i am a cosponsor of this measure and i do want to thank the folks who worked i know long and diligently and put a lot of time, energy, and effort into this, and broadly, i support, you know, both directions. i had some conversations with former board president yee and others before i signed on. but it has become clear in the days and weeks since this charter amendment was rolled out that there were a lot of conversations that needed to be had about -- there were a lot of people with say from the particularly early childhood community, but i think actually more broadly in the space of serving children and i think, you know, one of the things
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that i have been thinking a lot about and i've been thinking a lot about not just in the context of this charter amendment, but in some of the other amendments we have today is the ways in which i sooerns san francisco city government not working and high on my list of diagnosable problems and the buzz word is silo-zation and the way in which the board and city of san francisco doesn't feel like a government, but they all operate kind of running off in their own direction, but i think the very good intention behind some of the thinking around the children's agency was to try to address that and try to bring more coherence and coordination among the different elements of
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city bureaucracy that addresses prompted to have more accountability around our relationship between the city and the various nonprofit entities that we worked with to deliver services to kids. those goals all seem lottory and correct and something that -- you know, i'm hoping i'm happy to move supervisor melgar's suggested amendments, but or suggested motion, but i am hoping that that effort and accountability to delivery of services to san francisco's children and families doesn't end here, that that conversation that a lot of people have put a lot of time, energy, and effort into continues and we do come up with somebody, you know, responding to that for the november ballot. with regard to the piece that
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supervisor melgar is suggesting moving forward to june which i support. i understand we are going to hear from supervisor ronen about this. i think san franciscans have watched in horror over the last two years in particular as we have seen how our school board has responded to the pandemic, to the challenges, to children and families in the district and but for me, actually, that experience has a little bit of deja vu because i was a trustee on the city college board for a number of years and i think the challenges around that we are seeing around the governance at the school district are not entirely new and are not entirely unique to the san
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francisco school board. i think that generally, our voters have a very hard time figuring out who they -- who is even running for these bodies and i think that the motivations and the priorities that folks carry with them when they join these bodies unless they are facing imminent threats of losing their power to the state which happened to the city college board within the last decade, could happen with the school board now and seems recurringly to be an issue over decades. i think that the emphasis on governance and what good governance looks like on an education board that the remainder of this charter amendment tries to address is good.
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i don't know that it's -- i don't think it's a cure all. i don't think it goes to the heart of the challenges related to governance but it requires the school district and the city to at least think about governance annually as we think about our role as a significant funder of the school district and i think that is right and correct. now, community college and school district administrators across the state i think have an unrealistic expectation that elected officials will hire and fire the ceo and then get out of the way and for a lot of ways for an administrator, that's ideal and i don't think that's a realistic expectation. but i think the intervention in the day-to-day workings that seems to occur routinely in
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both of san francisco's educational districts is a real problem, a real disincentive and problem with hiring and retaining excellent administrators and i think it's a good thing for us to try to address that through our authority as a funder. so those are my thoughts on this and, with that, i will get out of the way. thank you. >> chairman: thank you. supervisor ronen. at long last. >> thank you so much, chair peskin. i've been really looking deeply into this charter amendment and unfortunately, i'm really disappointed with what i see. i want to first off thank supervisor melgar for doing her best to and her incredible legislative aid jenn low for trying to salvage anything that
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was actually helpful in this charter amendment. and i'll reserve my thoughts on those amendments for the next meeting when we consider them more in-depth and the public has had a chance to really look at and analyze them. but today, i really felt it was important to talk about what the mayor proposed because i think it's problematic for a number of reasons and i'll get into that in a second. i am the chair of the youth, young adults, and families committee, and have spent a good portion of the last two years focused on our public schools. in that, because of that role and because of that work, it actually pains me to oppose this charter amendment so strongly for two main reasons. the first one and both
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supervisor melgar and supervisor mandelman talked about it, it was crafted behind closed doors over a nine-month period without any community input whatsoever. something that we should know doesn't work in san francisco especially when it deals or shuts out the tight-knit and uber active early childhood and school advocacy community. we all know better than that in san francisco and i'm shocked that this incredibly active and incredibly knowledgeable community was shut out of this entire process. second, in my reading of this legislation, there is very little material benefit to kids in it. there's a lot of political finger wagging, a lot of renaming and the insinuation that it will create more
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accountability from the school district. but it only takes a close reading to realize there isn't much of substance actually there and, again, i want to thank supervisor melgar and jennifer lowe for finding maybe a little sliver, but i'll get to that in a second. i do want to appreciate that the mayor has recognized some of these critiques and is splitting her legislation in two punting a creation of a new children agency after workshoping the ideas with community, but i am disappointed that she's moving forward with the section on sfusd and this is the portion i'm going to focus on right now. it is no secret to anyone that i've been extremely frustrating with the school board and district administration throughout the pandemic. as an sfusd parent and policy maker watching the district closely, the constant drama has hurt kids significantly and has damaged the health of our
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school system for years to come. however, as leaders, we must look at what happened at ucsd over the last two years. that it so happened, we had a concert of events. the first worldwide pandemic of our lifetime. schools did not have the leadership required and a superintendent with one foot out the door. these conditions have never happened before the pandemic and they are changing and about to change in the next few months. it is possible that three commissioners will be recalled and we'll have three new commissioners. we are currently in the search for a new superintendent that will be in place for the next academic year and the pandemic certainly ebbs and flows, but it's not as disastrous now that we have a population in san francisco that are mostly vaccinated.
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so why are we changed our charter to punish and demean. this is an insult to the dozens and dozens of incredible school board commissioners that we've had in the past and may prevent excellent future candidates for running in the next few years. the entire section of this charter amendment that lays out a detailed job description of the superintendent of schools and school board members sets an extremely dangerous precedent and is an insulting overreach of power over an independently run district. i've confirmed with the city attorney that nowhere else as a charter is the detailed job description of any public service position delineated. the mayor's charter agreement
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literally dictates who board members are allowed to talk to, what training they should receive, how she should run meetings and conduct itself, and how the district should spend money. it's insulting and ridiculous and sets a dangerous precedent. if i think the mayor is doing a poor job and i don't like the way shes treats people, it's my next job. should i dictate who she can talk to? what trainings she should receive? and how she should con port herself in public. it should not become a document filled with job description. furthermore, true leadership requires maturity. when that is lacking among other policy makers as i too believe it was with many school board commissioners this year, it requires other city leaders to step up, to set a different tone, to be the bigger person
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and find ways to create collaboration and unity, not more conflict. like it or not, if we want to help and do everything in our power to set up young people in our city to succeed and especially young people that don't grow up privileged, we must partner with our school system. it is true that the independent system and its current leadership has not been easy to now that it is time that we are likely going to get that new leadership, it's time to reach a point in timeful collaboration. this charter amendment does the exact opposite. i know parents are angry the at
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the board in district 10, i am too. as your elected leaders, we need to leed. we need to pick up the pieces, take the high road and figure out how to work even better. the sfusd portion of the charter amendment also requires that the district provide plans to the city on how it spends $80 million to $90 million in our annual public education enrichment fund that the city provides to the district. in condition of about $10 million of those funds on that approval of that report. and the charter already gives the authority to withhold funds if the city so i'm not really sure what these provisions actually do or add to existing law. furthermore, we're going to ask
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voters to help, we should be offering them truly visionary. and this charter amendment doesn't do either. on that note, i will be working with education advocates to prepare a charter amendment for november that will build a closer relationship to sfusd and include accountability measures for as well as increased city funding for a chronically underfunded city constitution. that it is the best option to education their kids. public education is arguably the most important institution in the united states. it is the one institution that has the potential to level the playing field that exists in every other institution in our nation. it deserves our deep engagement
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and commitment and it deserves our local funds and i certainly be working throughout all of this. we can all do better and we can all do more for our public school system and if we do, i am positive we are san francisco can become the best public school system in the nation. thank you, colleagues. >> chairman: thank you, supervisor ronen. that was quite a lot and at a high level, i would like to and i mean had this sincerely associate myself with your comments. in any number of ways, but very well stated. i would -- i know that maria sue is now available and while she is not the sponsor, she is a direct report to the mayor,
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but before we get to ms. sue who i would like to and -- i mean, given what you said, supervisor ronen, about the many decades involvement of the early childhood care network which is a very rich network of cbos and leaders in the city including our former board president norman yee, i'm also befuddled we've gotten this far without any consultation or communication with the backbone of our community that has honed these things over decades and that's just astonishing but before we get to ms. sue and somebody from the mayor's office, supervisor chan, the floor is yours.
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>> supervisor chan: thank you, chair peskin. i just want to say thank you, supervisor ronen, for your remarks. it is obviously a sentiment that i strongly share, but most importantly, i really appreciate you sort of just laying it out point by point. so there's not much for me to really add to that except for the fact that if i may speak from a different perspective, a bit more from a personal perspective both as a former sfusd student from galeleo high school that what we have been through in the last two years with the san francisco unified school district truly was a unique condition. of the we take the good and the bad really throughout my tiemg and also my time in city government, our board education
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has been great advocates for our school, for our kids, for our educators. so it is really also just looking at this ballot measure at this moment, it's really hard for me to support it because, again, it is hearing from those who have done this work long before i even came along as an advocate and just having different thoughts and feedback and education for me why this doesn't work. so i for one always look to experts, people who know these issues and know these issues well and look to their guidance, but also if i may say, one glaring missing piece for me is families and children and parents of color and immigrants and, you know, those
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who don't speak the language that where were they in this process of drafting something that's so critical to them. we don't always have to agree. in fact, you know, as we all unanimously supported the noncitizen voting for parents and guardians and we know that not every noncitizen parents and guardians are going to have the same point of view as we do in participating in elections and involving board education, but we want voices at the table to talk about how do we do education reform and that is frankly from hearing from folks to tell me they were not at the table. that is an alarming piece for me. so thank you, supervisor ronen and thank you, supervisor mandelman and supervisor melgar obviously, you know, for really trying to work this out, but i
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want to say as it currently is before the amendments and before having the opportunity to reviewed amendments, as it currently stands, i cannot support this ballot measure and i think i have said that too knowing that the advocates and those who serve our decades and serve them well are not behind this, i cannot support this as well, but i look forward to reviewing the amendments, but with what supervisor ronen has already discussed, i again have reservations with the amendments proposed today. so that's how i'm going to leave it. i look forward to hearing public comment today, but i also am going to look forward to reviewing all the letters coming in about their reasoning of why they oppose this charter amendment. thank you so much. >> chairman: supervisor mandelman. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, chair peskin. you know, i think we will
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continue this conversation next week about the piece of this charter amendment that will remain, and in my view, it does not go far enough, but it does. i think i may and i speak as a former trustee of an educational district, i think that there is part of the challenge that these districts is a real lack of clarity around what the job of these elected decision makers is. and i think that enshrining into an annual process where the members of the school board and the members of the board of supervisors and the mayor all have to review descriptions of governance in the role of school board members that are enshrined in state education code and best practices which i
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generally agree with and is the right direction for school board members focusing on things like fiscal solvency and creating the space for administrators to do the work that administrators need stood. i am enshrining that in our local charter in making our decisions about whether we are funding sending the that the city does send and i think it's really important. i don't think it's just about the pandemic. i think this is an issue that will come back to us in future years, in future decades with both the school districts and the community college district simply because of the reasons people are drawn to those
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school boards and and the actual lack of focus and i believe we're going to continue to get bad governance. so i don't think what's in this charter amendment is a cure all. i think it's pretty modest, but i think it's a good thing to do. >> chairman: supervisor melgar. >> supervisor melgar: thank you, chair peskin. thank you, colleagues. i just wanted to respond to a comment made by supervisor chan. the amendments that i introduced i don't think are controversial. i think supervisor ronen and i spoke at length about them, so those are not the issue. the issue is what remains. and i do think that, you know, giving it a little time may help us, it may not, but i do
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think i will keep working on it along with supervisor ronen and the mayor's office and the advocates the most important part is the public. i fully intend if we're going to have so much work on a piece of legislation, that it should be meaningful to the kids. the kids have to gain something tangible from it and that is why i'm in this and i wanted to be that meaningful piece of activity on our part. so supervisor chan, i just wanted to let you know that the amendments that i'm putting forward, are those are not the controversial part. i think the issue for supervisor ronen is that it's pretty small compared to what we need and i think both supervisor ronen and supervisor mandelman agree that we need bigger, the question is whether or not we can come up with language that we all agree with
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with just this level of impact by the deadline, i'm not so sure, but we're going to keep trying. thank you. >> chairman: thank you. ms. sue or anybody from the mayor's office if they want. >> thank you, chair peskin. and supervisors. my name is maria sue. i'm the head of the department children youth and families and thank you for this opportunity to be here and to share a little bit about i guess the process. i apologize. i was in a community meeting earlier so i did not hear the question. so chair peskin, if you can ask the question again, i will be more than happy to answer it. >> chairman: there wasn't a question. it was just if somebody from the mayor's office in so far as the mayor was the primary sponsor of this measure wanted to make a presentation. subsequently, while you were
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here, i did ask relative to statements made by supervisor melgar who as you know is a cosponsor and supervisor ronen as to the process or lack thereof particularly with the child care community and education community. so you heard that question. the original question was really -- i set forth for all six of these charter amendments, the process which was to start with the primary sponsor making a presentation to the rules committee and the primary sponsor to this is the mayor and anyway, we can move on to that at this point. >> understood. so just thank you and i think many of you know dcyf has always operated in a manner that is as open and with open
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in direct communication as much as possible. having said thanks, i've had many conversations with our cbos over the last several weeks regarding this initiative and just hearing their concerns and recognizing the fact that everyone's working really hard to try to meet the needs of our children and families that it is important for us to slow down and for us to engage more partners in this conversation. i do want to emphasize that the reform that this charter's original intent was to really focus on changing our city and the way city departments work with each other, not specifically focusing on cbos. over the last two years, all of you have seen the power of the city coming together city departments working side by side removing the barriers that
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have historically separated us and made the work really hard and because of that experience, i clearly ran a little too fast and was a little too zealous in proposing this idea, but i just felt that, you know, really building on the momentum of our emergency child and youth care program, building on the momentum of the community hubs and summer together. having dcyf play that backbone agency to connect city resources to our nonprofit agencies who then in turn served our community. i just think that that we need to leverage that and we need to do more of that and of all the systems, the children systems needed that. we need to figure out a way to really serve our children from birth all the way to 24 years
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old and their families. it is not right for us to say to families, figure it out. here are the resources. go find it because we've done that. we've done that for many years, and our families, some of them are able to find those resources and a lot of them marginalized families struggle to find those resources. [please stand by]
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>> i do appreciate the extra time to engage the community, to think deep about how they experience working with city departments. i wrote that this idea of coordination has been brought to dcys for many years. all of our reports we have written about the children's services. the first thing that we hear from not only cbos but also from families is can you just make the work easier? can you just make it easier for us to partner with the city, and
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to access services from families. that is where those came from. that is where the idea came from. once again, i clearly do not engage broad enough community of nonprofit agencies and stakeholders. i will definitely own that. i look forward to working with our community to figure out a system and a and model where everyone can benefit from the funding and resources that our city has. >> thank you. are you saying on behalf of the mayor or not that the amendments offered by supervisor melgar, which in essence, all but gut
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what the mayor proposed are acceptable to the mayor? >> the mayor has heard from many community members that they are asking for more time to engage in this. yes. >> okay. are there more names on the roster or are those outlined names on the roster? i can't tell. old names. why don't we go to public comment on this item. first speaker, please. >> yes. operations is checking for callers. press star 3 to be added the queue. for those on hold continue to wait until the system indicate you are unmuted to begin your comments. it looks like there are 48 callers with 19 in line to
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speak. >> first speaker, please. >> this is norman gee. hair chair peskin and supervisor chan and mandelman and supervisor roman and melgar hello. i just want to say i looked at this proposed charter amendment through lens of a former teacher, school board member and former board of supervisors member. i generally support any effort to improve coordination of children and youth services. this particular charter has two general sections that can be
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taken separately as highlighted buy the supervisors already. the children's agenda and commission in concept seems to further support what i tried doing through the commission of children and families council. however, the language of this concept needs much improvement. the community needs more time for input into such an important restructuring of the city departments focused on children's services and to better understand how this restructuring will impact the existing systems that we have right now and how it would impact directly the organizations as it provides services. the school district section i can support, especially more accountability with the city funds that the school district
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receives. the other items suggesting that what the school board members receive specific that they receive specific trainings and reflect certain level of behavior are all things i would expect from school board members. >> mr. yee can you please wrap up. >> i just want to say that in conclusion, i support supervisor melgar's attempt to try to amend this charter amendment to actually move it forward as you suggested and take out the language for the children's agency and commission language and to have further discussion on the school district section to see how it could go in front
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of the voters. >> thank you, former supervisor yee. good to hear from you. next speaker, please. >> good morning. i work at children's council of san francisco. i am a member of the advocacy coalition and district 3 resident in peskin's district. i am here to talk about the community concerns about the ballot measure. we want to thank supervisor melgar for her comments today. it is so clear to everyone that you really engage with community and had feedback and we appreciate you. this is the type of communitien gamement that we had hoped would been in creation of charter amendment. unfortunately, there was no real community engagement, no ece
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voice or expertise. the community overall being opposed to this charter amendment with grave concerns. one thing we have heard about the intent of this charter amendment is to increase accountability and the coordination in the community. we can't see how the charter amendment would do that without coordination in the creation of the charter amendment. we also want to highlight was a community are always open for different ways for more accountability and doing things. our innovation led to us having a 20% increase in child care licensed child care in san francisco during the pandemic. across california there has been a 17% decrease across the state
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in licensed child care. we are extremely accountable and effective because of community engagement. we want to stress that we still have concerns. we appreciate the amendments that are being made. our main concern is that we hear that the board of supervisors -- >> thank you. sorry for cutting you off. public comment is allocating two minutes for per. next speaker, please. >> good morning. i am the parent leader and i live in district 2. hello, board of supervisors. i called the current language. we live in a democracy where we need collaboration of community stakeholders for ballot measures. the tools the charter community
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used with diversity and inclusion from everybody who this is going to affect. please i oppose this language. thank you. >> thank you. next caller, please. >> hello. good morning, supervisors. this is jill win. i served on the body of education for 24 years. i think i have some experience and expertise in school district governance. i am mainly hear to talk about the jurisdictionable autonomy of the school district. i think that -- i participated in the process that went on for more than a year resulting in
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the reauthorization of both the children's fund together. there was a lot of discussion about how we could ensure the jurisdictional autonomy of both entities, tried to disentangling inappropriate toltics and other spending processes which i think we did quite well. i hate to see it proposed to go back to being subject to what could be completely inappropriate political influence which we had seen before the reauthorization. i just wanted to say i will skip over talking about the process by which this was developed. we have heard it was in secret with no public input which is completely unsan francisco and inappropriate. i want to talk for a minute about the governing standards which i appreciate being mostly deleted in the amendments proposed here. i want you to know the
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governance standards that sound good are in that that came to city government a school board should do are part of the school district rules. question if they are followed is separate. the professional government standards are in the rules which the board readopts every year. at least two provisions are in there which i find totally inappropriate. the provision -- >> i am sorry. will you wrap up. which are inappropriate? >> think particularly about what you are putting in the charter. please do not put things that should not be in the charter in the charter. i will send by saying people
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whom i consulted pointed out how ironic san francisco the most progressive city in the country would under mine the democratic election process while the rest of the country with our allies are working as hard as they can to preserve those democratic rights. we ought to do that, too. thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> i live and work in district 11. i am with the african-american early childhood educators. legacy of the san francisco children movement is includes i with grassroots involvement. the ece funding is complex and multiple funding streams and various constraints. the complexity requires its own
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governmental division and putting both under one envelope or one umbrella will make things more complicated and difficult. when a single focus on early childhood education is needed now more than ever. given the new state and national attention being given to child care. thank you for considering how this amendment will impact caregivers, teachers and families in supporting us and caring for san francisco children. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i am hannah. i work at project motion in the mission district. we run a preschool and after-school programs. we work within the schools to do movement programming.
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we want to voice we are against this charter amendment. it was rushed, secretive and lacks community voices. folks have said in the beginning this was to censor children, youth and families, but their voices are not included. we feel there are tools already in place that could be used to better unify and enhancervises for children and families. we need to fully take advantage of those tools before we try something else. most important we need community voices. we are not in favor of the amendment as written currently. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello. i am executive director of san
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francisco library and parent of two lincoln high school graduates. the comments i did prepare were about the section that is now going to be delayed for more consideration. they were in section 16.108. as we go forward i will share without thinking about this new and i do appreciate cord nation and need to have a unifying effort around children's services. as it is written, i think the charter would protect the existing aggregate level of the children and youth fund, but it is less clear on guaranteeing the current level of department allocations. just for a ballpark. the $17 million for the library, 10% of the budget. regardless of the department allocations in the early transition faces it looks like somewhere in the process it seems that may be the power to allocate and govern the
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programming would revert the new commission leaving the library needing to apply for grants to carry out the excellent equity based service. i want to point this out in the discussion. i am happy it is delayed and have more time. library services are not requiring and privacy disclosure at the level other programming requires. it is the operating principal to be open and welcoming. if i read this correctly, it seems that it might suggest a slice of department budget to the approval of different commission. for example, if the library commission approved it could be over ridden in the piece of funding on the baseline.
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whether we have overriding. >> thank you. we will explore that. please continue. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. i am diana sanchez coleman youth advocates. this did not put parents and children first. every parent wants respect for the child and have a right to be part of the solution of what happens in the school. this amendment and the process to create wasn't inclusive towards the school communities. the oversight committee established would have no seat at the table to represent students, parents or teachers voices in the decision-making process of the allocation of funds that directly impacts them. rather, it is more representative of a select few, four of which would be directly
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chosen by the mayor. we would like to call on the may or and board of supervisors to engage in conversations with families working with the schools for direct accountability for families to bring more funds to the school, not less. we are asking you to vote no on the initiative. we further outline in the formal letter we sent to your inbox. thank you. >> we are in receipt of the letter to be made part of the file for this matter. thank you. next speaker, please. [ inaudible ]
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>> good afternoon. hello. >> legislative deputy. myfologys for interrupting. the cable channels are down. anybody watching the tv there is an sfgovtv issue. i don't know if you want to recess until we hear back from sfgovtv. >> yes, we want everybody given the fact that people cannot come in person these days to be able to participate. i am hearing that sfgovtv is still on. my staff is telling me. >> we have gotten confirmations the cable channels are down. >> why don't we take a 10 minute recess until 11:30 a.m. to see what we can figure out.
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we will be in recess.. >> we reconvene again, sadly, very briefly. the rules committee for today, january 24, 2022. now a couple minutes after 2:00 p.m. the fibre optic cable has not yet been repaired. it will appear it will be at least three hours before it is repaired, and the public can view this proceeding. to that end, colleagues, if there is no objection. i will recess again until 5:00 p.m. and keep our fingers crossed and spend the evening and into the night with you on the remaining matters on this calendar. without objection, colleagues, we will it is in recess
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>> first of all, thank you for coming to celebrate this incredible milestone. i am really excited that she accepted. because i know what you often times may see is the fights between kim and i. what you don't know is about the friendship and the amount of love and respect i truly have for her and her work ethic from the moment i met her actively engaged in labor in a way that brought the conversation to a
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different level around women and minorities and their role in leadership and labor. it is good to see more women step up and in fact, it is 125 year history not one woman has ever led the san francisco labor council and kim is doing that, which is absolutely extraordinary. [applause] and you are the first executive director of the labor council to serve on this work force investment board because i didn't want to appoint the others. just kidding. but in fact, you know, this is so important. when i think about growing up in the western addition and the fights that we used to have to be included in the placements and job opportunities that exist in the city, i feel like we have
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come a long way but we still have a long way to go to make the real connections between people in many of the communities that many of you represent but himself the same people who want these opportunities, the new jobs that come to san francisco. not just the work related to construction and engineering but as you know there are even shortage of nurses. the work you have done with nuhw was extraordinary onever the years. how that played a role to make sure there is a real connection between people and the opportunities, through organized labor to make sure they get their fair share, the appropriate pay and benefits and the ability to take care of themselves and their families. you have been doing this work for a really long time. i know that you are going to bring a really strong voice to this body. in the process you are going to make a lot of folks upset what it is you have to say, but i
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wouldn't have wanted it any other way because some things need to be upset. some things need challenged. in fact, i am not afraid of a challenge and not afraid of the conversations that need to be had to get to a better place that is what we want. we want a better place so people have better lives. you have dedicated your lives to public service. organized labor but public service because of the people that you know you represent. the people that you know are counting on autophytes for them and make the right decisions that are going to have an impact onnary families and livelihood. regardless of disagreements at the end of the day the underlying message i know that is most important to much of you and i know is important to kill is the fact that we want to
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fight for better lives for the people we represent. that is why you are going to be serving on this board, and i appreciate and honor that you accepted this opportunity. i am looking forward to seeing something change for the better for workers throughout san francisco. with that let's debt you sworn in. (applause). >> i will put on my mask. covid is running rampant and we are close to each other. place raise your right hand and repeat. i say your name do solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california against all enemies foreign and domestic that i bear
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true faith and allegiance to the same. that i take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion and that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which i am about to enter and during such time as i serve as a member of the work force investment san francisco board for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations. [applause] >> here is a little city seal pen with my signature. i give this to all people i
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swear in to serve. ladies and gentlemen, the latest person for the board tackling work force in san francisco and making real change. [applause] >> thank you, mayor breed, for taking time-out of your schedule to do this. thank you to the leaders of labor here today, especially my board members, susan, mike, charlie, debra, and my good friend karen. i want to thank you for taking time for the swearing in. it means a lot to me because i have always been really
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challenged by the fact there rvs and have notes in the work force, and i really want to fight overcoming making sure that everyone becomes a very. everyone has an opportunity to get a job and a wealthy job and to join a union if they so choose. that is my mantra since i was little. it is my mantra to this day. i will fight to make sure. that is what the labor council is about making sure there are opportunities for people and career ladders. that has always been what i have been about. i want to make sure that happens. we have seen companies take advantage of people especially during strikes when they go into poor neighborhoods to try to recruit scabs. we knead to emphasize recruiting people to getting into them into
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construction and janitors and construction trades and up the ladder and nursing, healthcare. these are all opportunities they should all have. we want to make sure that the san franciscans that we all know and love have that opportunity and that is my goal for this. i really intend to implement a labor caucus to make sure that we are doing what we need to do to give every san franciscan the opportunity be to participate from our economic recovery from covid and overall economic recovery as we get on with opening up the city and making sure that people come to san francisco. those the obstacles before us. i hope we overcome them altogether as we move along. thank you.
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>> welcome to the first -- let me take my mask off. so you guys can see who we're talking about. my name is aaron. i'm the executive director of the northern california martin luther king, jr. community foundation and we're elated to inaugurate with our partners the san francisco human rights commission. and the university of san francisco. hope will spur a continuation year over year to launch our annual holiday celebrations. as we come to you tonight, there
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are several urgent issues and urgent matters that we as a community and as a country are faced with and need to come to grips with. 1965, in march of 1965, dr. king came to selma, alabama, to lead a march. that march was to bring light to the plight of the african-american citizen in the southern states. the major issue with that plight had to do with voting rights. jim crow laws in the south, as many of you know, curtailed the ability of black folk to be able to participate meaningfully in society writ large in the united states. so they created their own community behind the veil so to speak, to create a vibrancy that
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was able to bring out a personality and a personality such as martin luther king, jr. to be able to highlight the ills and the plight of this nation. and so on that journey in selma, dr. king began to negotiate with the white house and with congress to pass the 1965 voting rights act. there was in the congress and white house to do so. the marches were ensued. many of you know that the late john lewis as beaten brutally, josa williams and diane nash, beaten brutally,
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many were beaten brutally, just for seeking the right to vote. on march 21, after the protection of the united states marshalls took a five-day journey, 54 miles down from selma to montgomery to preach or to preach to the nation all 27,000 or so, to bring light to this issue of voting rights. in august, 1965, the voting rights act was passed. fast forward three days later on march 28 -- three days after dr. king had led that march, dr. king stood in the pulpit of san francisco's grace cathedral as part of their installation service of that new cathedral and stated that this issue, the issue of racism, was the negroes burden "and america's shame".
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after the voting rights act was passed, 50 years later, 2013 shelby county versus holder stripped from that voting rights act the provisions that safeguarded the voting safety of african-americans in the south. fast forward to today and we're finding a new assault, a more insidious assault on voting rights in our nation. so we're calling on all of this as we're here this evening and look out through this weekend to call a friend and to call their senators and to call their friend's friends and all of us to get out and push our congress and our senate to enact the voting right legislation that is before them.
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the freedom to vote act and the john lewis advancement act. voting advancement act. we want to make sure that those are passed. that's why our theme this year is toward justice. dr. king's -- one of dr. king's favorite sayings, the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. it is that bending that is the hard work that we of goodwill must do. we must bend that arc toward justice. and i believe tonight, as you enjoy this inspirational program, my hope is that you will be edfied and empowered to bend that arc toward justice. thank you so much.
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[applause] >> please welcome to the stage, nationally renowned recording artist d1. >> thank you so much for having me, san francisco. looks good! my name is d1. i'm going to get straight to it you all. the motto i live by is three up. i need everybody to throw three fingers in the sky right now. these three right here. i'm from new orleans, louisiana and what i like to say when i throw them up is be real, be righteous, be relevant. that's the motto for everything in life. let's go, man. yeah, yeah, mic, check, one two. i'm so thankful.
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throw your threes up. in the middle, throw our threes up. come on. when you see the threes up. you know what they represent. be real, be righteous, be relevant. what? everybody, when you see the threes up, you know what they represent. what you say? come on. be real, be righteous -- up top. [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ i could been rich, but that's another story] and bring my
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father honor ♪ ♪ they call me jeffrey dahmer. ♪ i mean your content sucks ♪ ♪ i can't cosign that ♪ ♪ look at these mean mugs ♪ ♪ every time i come around ♪ ♪ everybody got these mean mugs] you know how long it's been since i seen love net ♪ 10% of the people live the life they dreamed of ♪ sfloet i don't focus on the not ♪ ♪ i just focus on the top, san francisco. ♪ let's go be real, be righteous, be relevant ♪ ♪ what you say ♪ ♪ what you say ♪ ♪ dee 1 ♪
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♪ i didn't just get in the rap game to be another artist. i did not get in the rap game to be another rapper. i got in the rap game because i know that god has a plan for my life. and even if i didn't have it all figured out, i know if i use my gift to make god proud and help people, i would end up where i'm supposed to be. this is called i'm no god. for the hook, i need everybody to say, i know god got a plan for me, but i don't know what it is, i'm just out here trying to handle my biz. let's go. check.
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[ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ never know how long we got here ♪ ♪ that's why i'm in the rush snoetd ♪ people think they untouchable ♪ ♪ until they get touched. ♪ ♪ every day i be hustling ♪ ♪ i ain't trying to play the victim ♪ ♪ i never ask the question ♪ ♪ could you pray for me ♪ ♪ i know god got a plan for me ♪ ♪ but i don't know what it is ♪ ♪ i'm just trying to handle my biz ♪ ♪ san francisco! and you and you! ♪ i know god got a plan for me ♪
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♪ i know god got a plan for me ♪ ♪ come on, sing it loud! ♪ i know god got a plan for me ♪ yeah ♪ i know god got a plan for me ♪ ♪ too many people in my city found dead lately ♪ ♪ and my girl been leaving me on read lately ♪ ♪ i ain't even tripping ♪ ♪ i told you, i showed you, loved you, support you ♪ ♪ but you can't be trusted ♪ ♪ cut you off like i don't know what ♪ ♪ delivering that music that my family felt ♪ ♪ flow so hot it makes the butter on your pancakes melt ♪ ♪ i see people be complaining about the hand they dealt ♪ ♪ only getting one life and i know i'm too blessed ♪ ♪ i keep my 3's up ♪
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♪ i know god got a plan for me ♪ ♪ but i don't know what it is ♪ ♪ i see you! ♪ i know god got a plan for me ♪ i really mean that you all. ♪ and you and you and you ♪ ♪ i know god got a plan for me ♪ ♪ i know god got a plan for me ♪ ♪ yeah what's up ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ i'm a strong black man ♪ ♪ i ain't got it all figured out, but god got a plan ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah ♪ i appreciate you all, man.
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thank you all so much. yeah. you all make sure you all streaming all these songs. this next song is off my upcoming album that drops an february 10. it's called finding balance. you can preorder it on itunes. i'm asking you all to do that because as an independent artist it means we make a statement on the chart, with god-fearing music. this is called finding balance. preorder that and it drops on february 10. before i was a rapper, i was a teacher. i had to take a chance. ♪ see if it's meant to be ♪ ♪ i took a chance on me ♪
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♪ i did not compromise ♪ ♪ i used to want to be the president in 4th grade ♪ ♪ till my teacher said i wasn't smart enough that was wild ♪ ♪ from that day forward ♪ ♪ i no longer was dreaming big. ♪ i graduated college then i had a revelation ♪ ♪ my best friend got you areded ♪ ♪ can't live with hesitation ♪ ♪ i chose a path most people didn't approve of ♪ ♪ i stopped chasing security ♪ ♪ started chasing love ♪ ♪ nobody's entrepreneur in my family ♪ ♪ so when i quit my job to rap they didn't understand me ♪ ♪ this ain't just a hustle ♪ ♪ this is part of my purpose ♪ ♪ if i'm too scared to chase my own dreams then life is worthless ♪ ♪ i'm the underdog but my god keeps me strong ♪
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♪ taking a chance on me ♪ >> you all make noise for the band right quick. ♪ taking a chance on me ♪ ♪ i've got bleed these dreams ♪ ♪ even if it means i lose everything ♪ ♪ i had a job and a side hustle finding balance ♪ ♪ one paid me money the other helped me nurture my talents ♪ ♪ i used to sleep three hours a night that ain't healthy ♪ ♪ i made $40,000 a year that ain't wealthy ♪ ♪ through these lyrics inspiration i'm providing ♪ ♪ i made a promise to the students that i used to teach ♪ ♪ i'm going to be successful without xreemzing my beliefs ♪ ♪ just to prove that it's possible so you can see ♪ ♪ what happens when you put your
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talents in g.o.d. ♪ show people a better way ♪ ♪ i'm going to beat the odds with my hustle and my faith ♪ ♪ taking a chance on me ♪ ♪ born to be wild and free ♪ ♪ see if it's meant to be ♪ ♪ i took a chance on me and it worked. ♪ even if it means i lose everything ♪ finding balance, album, february 10, preorder it right now. you heard me. love. this next song for the ladies. at the end of the day, we don't need to be making songs about women if it's calling out their name and disrespecting them. we're going to show you love, that's when we make music about you.
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personally, the working women in here, i don't think the world is ready for you. so this song, let's go. we're going to say i don't think they ready for you. ♪ i know you got a mama ♪ ♪ i know you got a grandma ♪ ♪ i know you got a wife ♪ ♪ this for all the women ♪ ♪ you snap and go crazy you going to be doing jail time ♪ ♪ people throwing shade, but you don't forget ♪ ♪ nobody was around ♪ ♪ don't forget to treat yourself ♪ ♪ wear your crown ♪ ♪ every day look yourself in the mirror and know your worth ♪ ♪ you in church and it feel like
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the pastor talking to you ♪ ♪ world are trying to pull you down, but god pulling you through ♪ ♪ to all the ladies, all the queens. everybody put your hands up. and let me hear you sing. let me hear you sing. i don't think they ready for you ♪ what you say ♪ ♪ i don't think they ready for you ♪ ♪ what you say ♪ ♪ you got a head on your shoulders ♪ ♪ believe you don't care behind your baby ♪ ♪ be working double shifts all day behind your baby ♪ ♪ you pray behind your baby ♪ ♪ two parents in one ♪ ♪ you made a way ♪ ♪ do the mvp ♪ ♪ you my wce seven days out of the week ♪
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♪ but you ain't weak, you deep ♪ ♪ they might not know it now ♪ ♪ but soon as your kids get older ♪ ♪ they'll appreciate the weight you carry on your shoulders ♪ ♪ yeah, you the one i wrote it for ♪ ♪ you deserve a standing o ♪ ♪ okay, okay, all the ladies in the house ♪ everybody let me hear you say, let me hear you say. i don't think they ready for you. what you say? i don't think they ready for you. break it down. break it down. [ ♪♪♪ ] i hope you all enjoying this as much as i am. i hope you all enjoying this as
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much as i am. my name is dee 1. on streaming platform, that is dee 1. but on social media, it's dee 1 music. so make sure you all following, you heard me? this is my instagram and youtube. dee, the number 1, music. i only got a minute or so before i get out of here. so, look, i'm going to freestyle. i'm going to freestyle off the top of the dome ♪ i'm going to take this last minute ♪ ♪ i'm from new orleans but now i'm in atlanta, that's 404 snoetd ♪ i'm cool, i don't blink you see ♪ ♪ because i got my homey uncle steak with me ♪ ♪ people see i work so hard and they be really ♪ ♪ i going to do it until the
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devil try to kill me ♪ ♪ i ain't scared of nobody ♪ ♪ this is the story of a one-man army ♪ ♪ i don't care what comes against me ♪ ♪ nobody can harm me ♪ ♪ this is a story of a one-man army ♪ ♪ yeah. i love you all. i really love you all. martin luther king, jr., we love you, too, brother. it's because of you, that we get to do what we do. we're going to keep your legacy alive, man. san francisco! i'm out! i love you all. thank you so much. >> give it up for dee-1. come on, guys, one more time,
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dee-1. welcome to the stage, ms. cheryl davis. >> wow. all right. hello, hello. thank you, all, for being here. i enjoy listening to dee-1 and the idea and notion of like i'm going to be chanting that all night, be real, be righteous be relevant. i have to tell you, i know some of you have had heard this before. i was a kindergarten teacher and dee was the middle schoolteacher. and every time i hear dee-1 talk it reminds me of one of my poe pems and it says, the first line says i love a lot of things like my cousin comes to visit and you know he's from the south. because every word he says just kind of slides out of his mouth. i like the way he whistles and the way he walks, but i love the way he talks. i love the way dee-1 talks.
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i love the way he raps, speaks and provides encouraging words. as we are here tonight, thank you, all, watching online, those who are here in the audience and took the risk and joined us tonight in person. dee, you came to this space station, we talk about social justice, conscientious rappers, you know, you didn't talk about it tonight, but your students and the impact and this idea of justice. and fighting for this work. what is that for you? what caused you towards -- what is calling you towards justice? >> well, my spirit never seems at peace when i'm allowing people to be messed over or taken advantage of or when the underprivileged are not given a fair opportunity at winning in life. my spirit isn't at peace. my spirit isn't at peace if i'm using my god-given gifts to
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spread negativity and hatred. anything other than spreading love, knowledge and empowering people, doesn't feel right to me. you know that nothing in the world beats that inner peace feeling. that comes from knowing that i'm taking the road less traveled. i'm in the entertainment industry where social justice and activism is seen as something they want to push to the fringes. and i want to push it to the mainstream because as long as i'm on this earth, there is people worth fighting for. >> as you talk about justice, you talk about social justice, but you've also been advocating for financial justice, financial literacy and making sure folks understand from student loan debt to investments in terms of taking care of your community. i know you've been giving money out in your community. >> i have. i have. being from louisiana, you know,
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we're a hot bed for hurricanes, so we just got hit by hurricane ida in late august of 2021. so many thousands of louisiana residents were impacted, including my own family. my parents are still displaced. they lost their house. my sister was displaced. my grandpa, i had to move him in with me. with that said, i'm blessed that i have a fan base around this whole country that trusts my heart when it comes to doing work to help the people. so we started the mission vision. that's the name of my company. with the funds we were able to raise, we were able to take a bunch of families around new orleans and sponsor them for the holiday season. and literally, pulling up to people's jobs, houses, church, no matter where they were and people who were directly
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impacted, we were able to bless them financially. there is no better feeling. i'm always trying to find more ways to give back and be impactful. i can't do it by myself. people help water these seeds and bring them to fruition. >> so say a little bit about the financial justice in terms of student loan debt. are you still doing work with sally mae? >> i put out a song in 2016 called sally mae bank. i'm a proud college graduate and i did take out student loans. i didn't know what i was doing and i had to learn the hard way. yeah. you all feel me, yeah. that being said, when i signed a record deal and i got a big lump sum for money for the first time in my life, thankfully, i had shared all my desire to fit in and be cool and have a whole
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bunch of material possessions and name brands define me. being financially literate and debt-free defines me. so i paid all my student loans back. i did the song, sally mae and we've gone around the country and given out thousands of dollars this college scholarships so students don't have to take out as many loans. you hear me? we've been giving out fish and teaching them how to fish. i'm coming to the schools and doing the assembly. they say, dee-1, this is the most lit assembly we ever had. he performed for us and at the end of the day was able to bless students with scholarships, so that's amazing and i'm humbled by that. >> thank you, all, so much.
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finding balance, the album, february 10. go on itunes and preorder it. we going to make a statement. peace and love. >> please welcome to the stage national recording artist the soul singer, accompanied by house band mark phillips and top of the mark. [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ and you can find the fighter ♪ ♪
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♪ we going to work it out ♪ ♪ and move mountains ♪ ♪ we going to work it out ♪ ♪ and move mountains ♪ ♪ i'll rise up ♪ ♪ i'll rise like the day ♪ i'll rise up ♪ ♪ i'll rise unafraid ♪ ♪ i'll rise up ♪ ♪ and i'll do it a thousand times again ♪ ♪ ♪ i'll rise up ♪ ♪ high like the waves ♪ ♪ i'll rise up ♪ ♪ in spite of the ache ♪ ♪ i'll rise up ♪ ♪ and i'll do it a thousand times again ♪
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♪ for you ♪ ♪ you ♪ ♪ you ♪ ♪ you ♪ ♪ it feels like it's getting hard to breathe ♪ ♪ i know you feel like dying ♪ ♪ but i promise we'll take the world to its feet ♪ ♪ and move mountains ♪ ♪ i'll rise up ♪ ♪ i'll rise like the day ♪
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♪ ♪ in spite of the ache ♪ ♪ i'll rise up and do it a thousand times again ♪ ♪ for you ♪ ♪ all we need ♪ ♪ all we need is hope ♪ ♪ for that we have each other ♪ ♪ and for that we have each
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other ♪ ♪ and we will rise ♪ ♪ we will rise ♪ ♪ we'll rise ♪ ♪ i'll rise up ♪ ♪ i'll rise like the day ♪ ♪ i'll rise up ♪ i'll rise unafraid ♪ ♪ i'll rise up ♪ ♪ and i'll do it a thousand times again ♪ ♪ and we will rise up ♪ ♪ high like the wind ♪ ♪ rise up in spite of the ache ♪ ♪ we'll rise up and we'll do it a thousand times again ♪ ♪ for you ♪ ♪ for you ♪
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♪ for you ♪ ♪ i will rise up ♪ ♪ you will rise up ♪ ♪ we will rise ♪ ♪ we'll rise up ♪ ♪ high like the day ♪ ♪ we'll rise up ♪ ♪ unafraid ♪ ♪ we'll rise up and we'll do it a thousand times again ♪ ♪ for you ♪ ♪ you ♪ ♪ you ♪
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>> thank you so much. [applause] they call me the soul sanger. so if you're looking for me anywhere, just type in the soul sanger. i'm going to do another cover song i hope inspires and moves you. [ ♪♪♪ ] am i in denial ♪
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[ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ all i want to do is take the chains off ♪ ♪ all i want to do is be free ♪
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♪ all i wanna do is be free ♪ ♪ you tell me why ♪ ♪ every time i step outside ♪ ♪ i see my people down ♪ ♪ oh, ♪ ♪ i'm letting you know ♪ ♪ there ain't no gun out there that can kill my soul ♪ ♪ oh, no ♪
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♪ all i want to do is take the chains off ♪ ♪ all i want to do is take break the chains off ♪ ♪ all i want to do be free ♪ ♪ all i want to do is be free ♪ ♪ all i want to do is break the chains off ♪ ♪ all i want to do is break the chains off ♪ ♪ all i want to do is be free ♪ ♪ all i want to do is be free ♪
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[ ♪♪♪ ]
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♪ all i want to do is be free ♪ ♪ all i want to do is take the chains off ♪ ♪ all i want to do is break them off ♪ ♪ all we want to do is be free ♪ ♪ all we want to do is be free ♪
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♪ free ♪ ♪ all we want to do is be free ♪ ♪ be free ♪ [applause] thank you. >> one more time for the soul sanger! and please, give a round of applause for our house band, marcus phillips and top of the mark.
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[applause] and now, a virtual performance from hope briggs. [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ]
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[ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ]
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[ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ let it shine ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ]
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[ ♪♪♪ ]
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♪ we are not afraid ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ the truth shall make us free ♪
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♪ the truth small make us free ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ we shall all be free ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ]
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[ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ we shall overcome some day ♪ ♪ some day ♪ >> please welcome to the stage, derek brown. >> thank you, thank you, so much. derek brown. senior director of the leo t. mccarthy center at the great university of san francisco and it an honor and privilege to be here today. to all the crowds that are here right now, you all look fantastic. thank you so much for coming out, as well as everyone online tuning in. thank you so much for coming out. i hope you are all enjoying the
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show. i know i am. it has been a great honor to partner with some extraordinary organizations. like m.l.k. nor cow right here in san francisco, with m.l.k. with aaron and all the incredible work he's doing as well as dr. cheryl davis with the san francisco human rights commission. and myself, as i said before, i'm with the leo t. mccarthy center and for us, we're really focused on service learning, being in service to others and really preparing students for a successful life in public service. so that being said, as we honor m.l.k. day, i want to encourage you all -- i'm sure everyone is going to be doing this, it's a day of service, a week in the service, but i want to encourage you all to continue with your service throughout the year. continue to be in service with others. that's pretty much the work we
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do with the students. i'm about to take my seat now. but i want to say thank you so much for coming out. enjoy the rest of the show and look forward to seeing you next time. thank you. >> to continue our towards freedom, please welcome to the stage i am rebel. >> how you all doing tonight? good? everybody having a good night? my name is i am rebel and my music is special to me because i write not only about me, but the people who are marginalized and the people who are not normal, but everyday people struggling to get it together. so this music is for you. i hope you love it. i hope you're encouraged. and let's have some fun tonight.
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[ ♪♪♪ ] dproet ♪ i am here to guide you forward ♪ ♪ because the pain you feel is burning ♪ ♪ let's pick up the pieces for you ♪ ♪ so you can carry on ♪
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♪ i'll help you face all your fears ♪ ♪ because the pain you feel is the burden ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ]
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♪ i know what you're going through ♪ ♪ i am outcast too ♪ ♪ you can overcome the hatred and abuse ♪ ♪ it's not your fault ♪ ♪ because the pain you feel is burning ♪ ♪ pick up the pieces so you can carry on -- >> this is my favorite part -- ♪ you will make it out of this ♪ ♪ i know from my own experience ♪ ♪ not the time to throw in the
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towel ♪ ♪ you're almost there ♪ ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ]
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[ ♪♪♪ ] thank you, guys, so much. woo. my name is "i am rebel". you can fall all of my music -- i did drop a album last year, woo hoo, my first one. you can find it on all digital outlets. my name is i am rebel on all social media. this next hope, i wrote it in a dark place. and in those dark places there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. so this is talking about that
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dark place, but it's talking about coming out of it as well, so i hope you get it. [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ i'm sick and tired ♪ ♪ of being here ♪ this pain, these scars ♪ ♪
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[ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ people don't change ♪ ♪ why must i hope there is something inside of me that won't let me go ♪ ♪ oh ♪
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♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ don't let go ♪ ♪ i am trying my best ♪ ♪ i'm trying my best ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ]
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[ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ life is never easy ♪ ♪ why is it never easy for me ♪
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[ ♪♪♪ ] my name is i am rebel, thank you, guys, so much. have a good night! >> i am rebel. what an amazing journey toward freedom we are on tonight. now for a virtual performance, welcome bishop yvette flunder. moving from acceptance to advocacy. or from monument to movement. today we commemorate the life, ministry and power of the
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reverend dr. martin luther king. he wrote from a birmingham jail. i want to share from a passage of scripture. acts. about two young men also who were in prison wrongfully. their prison experience taught us. midnight, the fallen silent, praying and seeing him. the other prisoners were listening. suddenly there was an earthquake and the prison was shaken to its foundation. and all the doors flew open and the chains of every prisoner fell off. the prison was shaken to its foundation and all the doors flew open. and the chains of every prisoner fell off.
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i want to talk a minute about earthquakes. i'm from san francisco where earthquakes are a way of life. we're conscious of them and we build our buildings with them in mind. because we know what happens when we don't. our history tells us no matter how fabulous and magnificent we build our a buildings and monuments, because they are, in fact, structures on a living earth, they can be utterly destroyed in seconds by a seismic event. even our monuments have had to respect our movement or risk being destroyed. i remember in the san francisco unified school district, when we were taught to get under our desks or stand in the doorway to protect ourselves, because monuments in an earthquake can
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be dangerous. our monument has to be retrofitted in san francisco. built to mimic living, moving things. they have to move, sway with the living earth movement. if they can't flex, they will crack, crumble and come down. and some of the new buildings have rollers. some of them have these devices that look a little bit like bicycle pumps that are really, really big and they bounce. these things built into the foundations. just to survive. and even then some of them will fail because the earth is a living thing. one must know there is a difference between a monument
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and a movement. history is filled with monuments. i like to call them big formidable institutions. ideologies that divide, separate, diminish and destroy. often in the name of an angry and punitive god. thank god for shaking the reformations. reformations that reformed and re-inform. i'm grateful for earthquakes of change that shift political concepts and ideas. change that came along and brought an end to many monuments, many ideas, many positions that simply would not die on their own. some folks thought that a big fine old respected institution, a big fine old respected
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document, a big fine old respected way of life with outdated exclusionary clauses in its rules would be strong enough to hold back a movement, no matter how big and how structured. the justice shaking will bring every miserable monument down. why? because monuments are not built with movement in mind. monuments are not built with the wind as change in mind. it's movement that freed the slaves. movement that got women to vote. movements that brought justice to workers. and a movement that brought and is bringing equal rights to the same gender-loving community, trans-community, gender
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nonconforming community and all of us who were exiled. acceptance is good. there are those who accept, but there is little or no action in acceptance. people can do acceptance personally and privately. but movement requires action. advocacy is movement and often movement with risk. putting one's self in harm's way, putting one's neck out, risks assassination, taking the heat, getting in the fray, taking a public position, joining the movement, acting up, acting out. but we are not moving from a weak place, for the divine is able to do exceedingly abundantly all we can think. according to the power that is in us, all things are possible.
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all things. you see, god and good is about movement. much like a growing stream. water doesn't freeze when it's moving. monuments fall. therefore, movement every time. we see god and good is not privately owned by a party, by a president, not owned by one race or another race. god and good is not owned by the rich. god and good is not owned by those who live way out in neighborhoods where the housing insecure and the food insecure are not only not welcome, but are abused. you see, god is not a privately owned stagnate pond, but a fresh flowing river filled with truth
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and extravagant welcome. i say to my beloved, no matter what may be, the perfect storm that we are in now, in politics, in our environment, in our relationship to other nations, no matter what this day may bring, sickness, illness, frustration, anger. no matter how people are saying they will never see a bright day. there will be no sun. i want to say something to you today. stay in the movement. stay in the movement. continue to do your justice work. go up in the attic, get your signs and your birkenstocks down again. let's march, let's walk, let's declare that not only shall we move, but we shall prevail. why?
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because we are a movement that refuses to be a monument and we're in the midst of a love movement that will redefine the definition of our neighbor. god bless you as we commemorate dr. martin luther king, who was taken to us in the middle of bringing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly before god. today we celebrate a movement warrior. god bless you. >> thank you for that message, bishop. now, please welcome to the stage, gospel recording artist,.
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the first song is about watching god work. do i have believers that believe that? this song says watch god work. [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ like the time i opened the sea, the god says, watch me ♪ ♪ like david and the giants, what a victory ♪ ♪ just like that, watch me ♪ ♪ stay right where you are, god says ♪ ♪ i will do great things ♪ ♪ watch me ♪ ♪ because i'm still able to do more than you can ask or think ♪
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♪ my child, watch me ♪ ♪ just watch me ♪ ♪ god said i heard you when you ♪ i still have the power to fix anything ♪ ♪ just watch me ♪
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♪ i'm the god of every miracle ♪ ♪ bigger than anything you've ever seen ♪ ♪ all you have to do is ♪ ♪ watch me, yeah ♪ ♪ god says, i'm not through blessing all of you ♪ ♪ just wait and see ♪ ♪ i've got great things for you ♪ ♪ i'm going to come through ♪ ♪ all you have to do is bring your problems to me ♪ ♪ and let me handle them ♪ ♪ god said watch me ♪ ♪ watch me ♪
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♪ i'll fix anything ♪ ♪ i can change anything ♪ ♪ i can make everything better when you step back and ♪ ♪ watch me work ♪ ♪ as only i can do ♪ ♪ do the impossible ♪ ♪ ♪ a big 'ole blessing is on the way ♪ ♪ give me your worries and take my peace ♪ ♪ give me your pain and i will give you my joy ♪ ♪ give me your brokenness and let me make you whole ♪ ♪ looking up ♪ ♪ watch me work ♪ ♪ all you got to do is ♪ ♪ watch, watch, watch ♪ ♪ because god -- he's the one
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that's fighting for you ♪ ♪ cast every ♪ ♪ care you have ♪ ♪ he'll do it ♪ ♪ he'll change it ♪ ♪ he'll work it out ♪ ♪ he's not through ♪ ♪ he's not through blessing you ♪ ♪ there's still a victory ♪ ♪ watch him work ♪ ♪ god says work is what i'm doing ♪ ♪ watch me ♪ god has big things for us. i'm ready for him. come on, 2022. this next song says, in the midst of waiting for watching
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god, do big things in our lives. we have to be grateful for what he's already done. anybody grateful for what he's already done? yes. we're alive, breathing, even in the midst of this pandemic. we still can find some happy, at least i can. i'm thankful i'm not on a ventilator tonight, i'm not in a house enjoying this. i'm in the presence of you all. and i'm able to do all this on my own without any assistance. it's a blessing to breathe on your own, walk on your own. the things we call the small things are now very big things. that we, you know -- we don't take any longer for granted. so this is another song that says we're grateful. even if you're in the midst of the trial, god will see to it that you come out all right. [ ♪♪♪ ]
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[ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ that's not the life way is always going to be ♪ ♪ but we have to have ♪ so that we learn to appreciate
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the good times ♪ ♪ god wants us to be grateful ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ he feels them just like you ♪ ♪ but he cannot afford to let you feel ♪
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♪ that you learn to appreciate ♪ be grateful ♪ ♪ make sure that you're always grateful ♪ ♪ you have to be grateful ♪ ♪ be grateful ♪ ♪ someone else would love to stand in your shoes ♪ ♪ just be grateful, be grateful ♪ ♪ you're going to come out all
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right ♪ ♪ many are the afflictions of the righteous ♪ ♪ but god promised that he would bring us out of them all ♪ ♪ you got to be grateful ♪ ♪ ♪ through the life's heartaches ♪ ♪ and all of the pain ♪ ♪ be grateful ♪ ♪ he has a plan for it all ♪ ♪ he never, ever leave you ♪ ♪ he'll never forsake you, yeah ♪ ♪ all things work together ♪ ♪ for your good and my good, our good ♪ ♪ don't panic, don't have anxiety ♪ ♪ god promised that he'll always
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come through for you and me ♪ ♪ be, be, be, be ♪ ♪ you got to find a way to be grateful ♪ ♪ oh ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ ♪ we may not have everything that we want, but god sees to it that we have ♪ ♪ everything that we need ♪ ♪ it will be all right ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] it's going to be all right.
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struggles are temporary. god is eternal. this last song, just says -- i'm an optimist. the best is yet to come. yes, we have suffered loss, but i still feel that god has some great things on the way that will blow our socks off, blow our minds. this song just says, you ain't seen nothing yet. he's not finished pouring out. just us moving forward in society. i think he still has great things for even that. so we want to just encourage you that the best is yet to come. keep holding on. keep looking up. you can clap with me if you want.
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♪ hold on, hold, on ♪ ♪ you say ♪ ♪ hold on, hold on, hold on ♪ ♪ hold on my brother don't give up ♪ ♪ hold on my sister just keep looking up ♪ ♪ there is a master plan in store for you ♪ ♪ if you can make it through ♪ ♪ god's going to really blow your mind ♪ ♪ he's going to make it work ♪ ♪ for all of the struggles you've been through ♪ ♪ the blessings are going to double just for you ♪ ♪ all the best is yet to come ♪
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♪ hold on my brother, don't give up ♪ ♪ don't give up ♪ ♪ hold on my sister, just look up ♪ ♪ because there is a master plan ♪ ♪ in store for you ♪ ♪ if you can make -- make it through ♪ ♪ god is going to make it worth all of your time ♪ ♪ for all of your struggle you get through ♪ ♪ the blessings they double and triple just for you ♪ ♪ the best is yet to come ♪ ♪ yes, it is ♪ ♪ the best is yet to come ♪
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♪ yeah ♪ ♪ today is the first day of the best days of our lives ♪ woo! ♪ today is the first day of the best days of your life ♪ ♪ today is the first day of the best days of your life ♪ ♪ the best ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ ♪ the best is yet to come ♪ ♪ the best ♪ we believe the best is yet to come ♪ ♪ today is the first day of the best days of our lives ♪ ♪ today is the first day of the best days of our lives ♪
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today is the first day of the best day of your life. yeah, the best is yet to come. the best is yet to come. [music playing] you guys ain't seen nothing yet. god is just getting started. but he's not through blessing you. he's not through blessing you! you ain't seen nothing, you ain't seen nothing yet. you ain't seen nothing. you ain't seen nothing yet.
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you ain't seen nothing. you ain't seen nothing yet. you ain't seen nothing. you ain't seen nothing yet. you ain't seen nothing. you ain't seen nothing yet. you ain't seen nothing. you ain't seen nothing yet. you ain't seen nothing. you ain't seen nothing yet. you ain't seen nothing. you ain't seen nothing -- i'm lena byrd miles, god bless you. thank you so much. [music playing]
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[music playing] >> one more time, for lena byrd miles! what a fantastic journey we've been on tonight. now, please welcome back to the stage to close us out tonight, mrs. cheryl davis. [applause] >> can you just give another round of applause for all of the folks who shared with us tonight. [applause] oh, man, i am as the old folks
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used to say when i was in church, i am so full of bright. what an incredible evening. what gratitude i have for everyone who made it all happen. special thanks to the stage crew and the staff here at the theater. give it up for them. i really just want to recognize because we made the decision to still kind of try to be live for the performers, even though we wanted to limit how many people were coming in. so i just want to give it up to the theater for opening up their doors and still letting us be safe with each other. for bringing this event to life in the midst of a challenging time. give it up to the folks that are helping us from s.f. gov tv. broadcasting live stream and making it all look great. we have heard amazing stories
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and voices through song and just the idea and notion of freedom. and freedom and moving towards justice, but the role of music in that. please, if you get the opportunity, re-share the link to this so folks can hear what we were able to witness in person tonight. so, again, give it up for s.f. gov to make it possible to share this. gratitude to the staff members at the m.l.k. north cal foundation, aaron and his team. thank you to derek brown. i want to give a special shoutout to the folks at the human rights commission. every time we come up with an idea, the team steps up to make it happen. give them a hand for their support. i want to give special thanks to those live streaming this on facebook. everybody has been hitting us
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online and saying, whose voice is that? give it up for josh. this is a term i hadn't heard. apparently it's called the voice of god, like in performance world. so when you don't see the person, but you hear them from the back, so josh has been the voice of god tonight. thank you, josh. i want to thank sarah and william. she was not able to be here, but i want to give her a huge shoutout, because when we had the vision of doing this, sara was ready, willing and able to bring together the amazing talent tonight. give a round of applause. i want to give another shoutout to marcus phillips and top of the mark for being here tonight. awesome job. maria and debbie. give it up for debbie who has been leading and touching hands with everyone.
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give her a round of applause. on behalf of aaron, derek, thank you to all who joined us, whether here in the theater or virtually online from home. thank you for joining us in this journey towards justice and freedom and to remember and respect and celebrate the legacy of dr. king. so, thank you all again for being with us. and, please, if you have time, go back and look at this again, because it is beautiful. thank you and good night. [ ♪♪♪ ] [applause]
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>> good afternoon and welcome to the san francisco planning commission hearing for thursday, january 20, 2022. thank you for your patience. if not speaking mute your microphone. sfgovtv is broadcasting and streaming this hearing live. we will receive public comment for each item on the agenda. comments or opportunities to speak are available by calling 415-655-0001.
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roll at this time. koppel. >> here. >> moore. >> here. >> chan. >> here. >> diamond. >> here. >> funk. >> here. >> imperial. >> here. >> tanner. >> here. >> on the agenda is consideration of items proposed for continuance. 2020-007481 c.u.a. 5367 diamond heights boulevard. conditional use authorization proposed to continue to februar. we received request from the sponsor on the regular calendar for item 8. 2021-00881 c.u.a. at 1520 lions street. conditional use authorization. it is requesting continuance for one month to february 24, 2022. i have no other items to be
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continued. we should take public comment. members of the public this is your opportunity to address the commission on either of the two items proposed to be continued. you need to press star 3 when your line is unmuted to begin speaking. you each have two minutes. >> this is sue hester. i am requesting item 4 continued. election of officers. we are in lockdown. we haven't had live meetings for a couple years. the vice president her term is up at the end of june. would it be appropriate to keep in place the current officers and then have the election of officers in july. thank you very much.
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>> good afternoon. i agree. i think item 4 election of officers should be continued. at the very least do it when you are back together and last week secretary said you might be back in room 400 in march. maybe so, maybe not. in any event july wouldn't be terrible. they have been on the officers for at least during the whole pandemic. vice president moore and president koppel. i don't see why it would be wrong that they continue in the current positions. i hope you will do that. it would be good for the public to be in the room when you vote on the officers. thank you very much. >> thank you. i will remind members of the public item 4 election of officers is not proposed to be continued. it is not the subject of this comment period.
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please limit comments to the two items that have been proposed to be continued. >> this is bruce bowen. i request item 4 continued for the reasons in my letter. thank you. >> this is esther marks. your by-laws provide the option of election of officers anytime after the 15th of january. the commission hearings will remain remote in the near future. i urge you to continue the election of officers. thank you. >> last call for the two items to be continued. seeing no additional requests to speak, public comment on the continuance calendar is closed. it is now before you, commissioners.
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>> commissioner diamond. >> why is item 11 continued. -- item 1 is continued. this is outside the purview of the commission. why is this continued and we are not hearing it at this point? >> i have been told from staff this is the last request for continuance. it will be heard february 3 is the new date. that is my understanding, commissioners. the sponsor is trying to workout something that is amenable to the neighbors so that when it does come before you that there is a project approvable without significant opposition. >> is this at request of the project sponsor? >> it is.
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>> i would like to have a short explanation why 1520 lions street is continued. we seem to a last commenter request. would you explain to us why? >> this request came from the project sponsor. my understanding they are trying to reach out to the community and the neighbors there so that when it comes before you they are not faced with significant opposition. >> thank you. >> i move to continue as
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proposed. >> thank you, commissioners on the motion to continue as proposed. commissioner tanner. >> aye. >> commissioner tan. >> aye. >> commissioner diamond. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> psy. >> that passes unanimously 7-0. it will place us on commission matters. item 2 consideration of adoption draft minutes january 6, 2022. members of the public this is your opportunity to address the commission on the minutes by pressing star 3. no requests from members of the public, public comment on the minutes is closed. they are now before you. >> commissioner moore. >> move to approve. >> second.
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>> thank you, commissioners on the motion to adopt. commissioner tanner. >> aye. >> chan. >> aye. >> diamond. >> aye. >> funk. >> aye. >> imperial. >> aye. >> commissioner moore. >> aye. >> commissioner president koppel. >> aye. >> that passes unanimously 7-0. placing us on item 3 commission comments and questions. >> i wanted to recognize this past monday was in honor of martin luther king, junior. i had events that became virtual due to the surge. i hope folks had a chance to reflect on his legacy and the department looking towards equity. even it was many decades agona o
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that he was assassinated. we can learn so much. i hope you had a chance to do that and were able to stay safe while doing it. thank you. >> thank you. no additional comments from members of the commission. item 4. election of officers. in accordance with the rules and regulations of this commission the president and vice president shall be elected at the first regular meeting held on or after the 15th day of january, januar. you may move the date and push it further out. if you choose not to, your rules provide for the presiding president to open nominations or accept nominations. nominations do knot require a
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second. we will vote on each of the nominations in the order received. i will now open nominations and call on commissioner fung. >> i would nominate commissioner tanner for the role as president of this coming year. >> i will also call on commissioner imperial. >> i would like to nominate vice president commissioner moore as a continued vice president. >> okay. seeing no other requests to speak from members of the commission, and having two nominations we should take public comment on this matter. members of the public who wish to address the commission on the election of officers, you need to press star 3 to be added the queue. you have two minutes.
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>> good afternoon, commissioners. land use coalition. i urge you to postpone nominations and election of officers to the planning commission. the reason. four of the current commissioners are up for reappointment. it doesn't make sense at this time to elect officers when four, the majority of the commission is up for reappointment. also i understand that some of the commissioners up for reappointment may not seek reappointment. that is another reason for postponing this because if those commissioners that would not seek reappointment, if they are appointed as president or vice president, then it is basically
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a moot point. why don't we wait until june when these four commissioners are going to be up for reappointment and we will find out what the final makeup of the planning commission is before you vote for who shall be the president and the vice president. currently president koppel and vice president moore i don't see why we cannot continue with this may beingup until the time makeup of the commission and who is going to be sitting in those chairs to be decided in june. i appreciate it if you would push this matter to june, july when the final makeup of the planning commission is solidified. thank you. >> it is georgia.
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i wouldn't have called in at the beginning. i do think as people have said this item should be continued. the election should be continued. she made good points and everyone else. i wrote a letter and a stand by the letter. these are remote hearings. i will add not everyone knows how to stream. i don't. i am looking at rec and park on hold on my computer. the problem is a lot of people look at the computer or tv for the phone number and access code. if they don't have it downloaded or made a copy of agenda they can't weigh in on this issue. maybe it is a couple people but maybe it isn't. that is a problem and another reason why you should continue the election of the officers because people may not be able to figure out how to talk to you
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remotely and again remote hearings. this is something that should happen in the room so please put this off when you are back together in the room 400 and the public can be there safely or in the summertime. thank you. >> last call for public comment on the election of officers. seeing no additional requests to speak from members of the public public comment is closed. i will state yes there are a number of you that have terms that expire on june 30th. if one of the officers is not reappointed then you simply hold an election to fill that vacancy. even though your terms expire on
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june 30th, if the mayor or board president doesn't make an appointment immediately you are allowed by the charter to sit in your seat for 60 days after your term expires. there is the possibility if you do continue these elections to wait for the final commission for the rest of the year you may not hold an election until september. seeing no requests to speak from members of the -- i take that back. commissioner tanner. >> thank you. it is truly that we have to be flexible. we don't somewhat is going to happen in the future. i am up for reappointment.
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i hope i will be reappointed. no guarantee. we can cross that bridge when we get there and have new officers if that is needed. we have been conducting business two years remotely. no reason certain elements of the planning commission business can't be conducted in remote environment. they have these challenges in any hearings and that is something we want to keep addressing. second, i want to thank commissioner fung for his nomination for me as president. i hope other commissioners will support that. it would be my honor to serve in that role. thank you, president koppel for showing what a great presidency lookis like. i will bring my experience from the board of appels and would happy to serve with vice president moore.
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i know any and all of us would be great in these roles and keep the tradition of rotating so each person can run their service and expertise. >> okay. seeing no additional requests to speak from members of the commission. we have two nominations. one for commissioner tanner to be president. on that nomination, commissioner tankner. >> aye. >> chan. >> aye. >> diamond. >> aye. >> fung. >> aye. >> imperial. >> aye. >> moore. >> aye. >> commissioner koppel. >> aye. >> so moved. that passes unanimously 7-0. congratulations commission president tanner. on nomination of commissioner moore to occupy seat of vice president. commissioner tanner. >> aye.
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>> chan. >> aye. >> diamond. >> aye. >> fung. >> aye. >> commissioner imperial. >> aye. >> commissioner moore. >> aye. >> commissioner koppel. >> aye. >> so moved, commissioners. that passes unanimously 7-0. congratulations, commission vice president moore. >> thank you for that, commissioners. we will move to department matters. item 5 director's announcements. >> i think commissioner moore wanted to add something. >> sorry. >> congratulations to president tanner. looking forward to serving together. ir believe continuity and using this fragile time for institutional knowledge and continuity is extremely important. i look forward to both of us to
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serve. thank you. >> commissioners, we can move to department matters. item 5. director's announcements. >> no announcements today. congratulations president and vice president. i look forward to continuing with us and thank you, commissioner koppel for your leadership over the last two years and before that. this has been an a typical couple of years with unique challenges re-opening the department and how to keep the commission meetings going and giving the public a voice. it is invaluable during that time. thank you very much for your service.
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>> i would echo that. it is a pleasure working with you, commissioner koppel. >> president tanner. thank you director. thank you to director koppel. i apologize for not catching that. commissioner koppel if you are there thank you. it is great serving with you. >> i would add my voice to that. >> any other questions for directors? >> we will move on. item 6. review of past events. at the historic preservation
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commission. i don't have a report from the board of supervisors or board of appels. if anyone has a report from the board of appels, feel free. if not, then i will report that the historic preservation did meet yesterday. they had their election of officers where they elected commissioners matsuda and nag sworn for a second term. the only other item of interest to the commissioners they adopted air recommendation for land mark designation of the clay theatre on fillmore street. there are no comments or questions related to board reports. we can move on to gyp rallying public comment. at this time members of the
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public may address the commission to items except agenda items. your opportunity to address the commission will be afforded when the item is reached. each member may address for three minutes. when it exceeds 15 minutes it may be moved to the end of the agenda. you have two minutes. >> good afternoon. georgia. congratulations to the officers, past, present and future. i sent an e-mail. i asked if a picture could be on the screen. can i ask you before i start. >> it is there. >> you see it. one picture was subject of my e-mail. i sent two e-mails. what am i trying to say? look at that and see what you think and look at the other
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pictures and forecast and the project across the street. it goes back. there were three sets of demos for the past six years. one noey valley project. i am not saying this is wrong. it is 3 point $2 million teardown. when i start talking about this the pretend alterations were under $1 million. then over a million dollars. this is $3.2 million. look at the plans. it is very interesting. not family friendly, but that is the person's choice. this is america people can do what they want with their property except when they don't follow the rules. the question is are the democrats strong enough for the rules and intention of 317 to
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work? i don't think this property as well as the other 40 i talked about works. maybe this isn't a spec project. please look at the e-mails and make a judgment. to have three demos one to collect enforcement is strange. i will leave it at that. take camp. good-bye. >> last call for general public comment. press star 3. no additional requests to speak. general public comment is closed. regular calendar. item 7. 2021-005183 c.u.a. 2040 chess nut street. conditional use authorization. are you prepared to make your
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presentation? >> thank you. good afternoon, commissioners, department staff. the item before you is conditional use authorization request. from commercial use to formula restaurant used being business at 2040 chestnut in the small scale dining district. since departure the subject property has remained vacant. this restaurant will occupy 34885 square feet of the ground floor. southwest corner of chestnut street and make use of existing street take saw for an outdoor seating area. aside from the signage no expansion of the -- it requires
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conditional use to establish retail use. it would increase concentration of retail use within the haven't from 17 to 20% as measured by the total fronttage. there are currently 21 restaurant uses, two formula and three greenwood increases to three. november 4, 2021 this commission conducted a duly noticed public hearing on the conditional use authorization before you today. continued to today's hearing at the request of the sponsor for additional public outreach. to date we have received 51 letters in oppossess and 60 letters in support. we recommend approving the project will film a vacant structure and enhance the
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economic viwilt of the neighborhood district. the project adheres to the general plan is compliance with all applicable requirements of the planning code. i am available for further questions. the sponsor is here today and has prepared a presentation which i can now share. >> thank you, sylvia. that concludes staff presentation. sponsor are you here with us? >> we are here. >> your presentation slides are up and you have five minutes. >> good afternoon, commissioners. on behalf of sweet green to have occupy the gap store vacant for over a year. approval will alloy sweet green
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to refurbish the historic run reactivating the corner and adding family friendly to to neighborhood. they provide 50. jobs with real opportunities for advancement. formula retail project proposing restaurant use with substantial neighborhood and merchant support. many letters didn't have addresses. i am going to pass it off to eric. he will walk you through the details. >> good afternoon. we intend to achieve this by building a new restaurant from
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this beautiful art deco building on chestnut. we are adding our signage to make sure the building is ada accessible. sweet green is a restaurant followed. [indiscernable] it is transparency. they are highlighted by open kitchen that allows them to dine in the restaurant. food made from scratch every day. sourdough bread is from berkeley. we are passionate about sustainability and carbon neutral by 2027. each partners has a local nonprofit to give back to the community. in san francisco we give
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together ourself and employees and pack dates to volunteer. during the time of covid we were in the hospital with 8,000 from the workers in san francisco alone. we don't have a prototype. we spent 10 years looking for the right location on chestnut street. we needed a larger dining room and local art and a kitchen so they can see how we make it. we will be spending $2 million for the restaurant. this location is to be a community gathering restaurant.
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focus on in store dining. we have a shared community table to give folks the opportunity to work, hang out, have lunch with a friend. we have large group dining and the windows near chestnut street and tables to activate this corner. it is an inviting environment for our guests. it allows customers to walk into the restaurant and receive service from employees, walk down the line with employees pointing to the ingredients they want in the bowl. we have 36 on the inside and the sidewalk. personal note this is near and dear to my heart. i went to school at berkeley and moved to san francisco after college. lived on chestnut street for five years. i would have loved to share a
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meal with friends. i am humbled to ask for your approval today. >> good afternoon, commissioners. public affairs on behalf of street green. pleased to recap the significance of the project. first thank you to the residents and community organizations that worked with our team. they conversations 60 letters of support. petition from 17 businesses on chestnut street and the building association that represents over 200 residents. we are available to answer your questions. thank you. >> thank you. that concludes the sponsor presentation we will take public comment. this is your opportunity to
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address the commission by pressing star 3. you each have two minutes. when your line is unmuted begin speaking. >> hello, commissioners. i am leslie silver glide. owner of next green. we are a local restaurant group with a restaurant two blocks away and i live in this area. it is very disingenuous that we are bringing something new and different to the neighborhood. this could not be further from the truth. sweet greens is a direct knock off of mixed greens founded in 2005. i run this today. to say they are unique on their focus is false. compare our menu or the asian
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box. they are offering food widely available in the neighborhood. multiple restaurants thrive in our wonderful city. this needs to be done on equal playing field. sweet green is in a different league of restaurant companies. it is public restaurant companies like mcdonalds and dominoes with billons of dollars to put smaller restaurants out of business. they have raised over $1 billion to open 150 restaurants. if you letted that sing in they have $7 million for each restaurant they open. they will send $2 million to build this restaurant. $5 million for them toio use in acquiring customers who are delivery customers that don't live in the neighborhood. in the past two years we each
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have photo keep restaurants open and support the community and keep customers happy this is unnecessary as there are already many of us local restaurant in the marina. we don't have any chains on chestnut. two that were mentioned were coffee shops. if you allow sweet greens what stops jack in the box and wendy's. don't allow a national chain to come ruin the local food culture. thank you very much. >> your time is up. >> this is david.
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i am a resident in the neighborhood. thank you for your time today. this would be like letting amazon distribution open in the marina. 75% of the sales through digital channels resulting in delivery and pick up orders. 600 to 800 extra vehicles on chestnut every day. double parking is so bad at second street location the city has to pay for traffic enforcement to keep vehicles moving. sweet green has said this is a flagship restaurant and we expect limited delivery orders. contradict everything in the s-1 filing. i will recite exact language planning for future growth we
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built capacity for more digital revenue. all but one location has been built with secondary lines to order more volume without adding more square footage to take advantage of the ehappened for off premises dining. it is double the square footage of the line used to serve customers. under 36 feet yet 100 feet for delivery. the convenience of the approach results in 75% of the revenue off premises. 75% of customers will never step foot in the center and zero benefit to the neighborhood with all the negative baggage, noise, congestion and baggage. someone is not getting the story, the residents in the marina. i strongly remember you to reject. let them open a restaurant not
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distribution order, no additional ordering. thank you for your time. >> i am indicate. 375 clay street. i support this store. i love the building as is and there be room for outdoor seating. this store will be more convenient to my home. we do have this as part of our daily routine. i feel that this would benefit us to have this on the street. i support this project. >> good afternoon. i am ashley mckaffree. i work at the restaurant on
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restaurant street. i would like to strongly oppose sweet greens to chestnut street. main reason on going issues in street parks, trafficking congestion, public safety issues. marina is saturated with similar dining options in fixed salads in bowls. the list goes on. we serve the marina with existing out post. 2453 filmore. half a mile away. robust city-wide delivery service. this neighborhood is completely adequately serviced by sweet greens and unnecessary. thank you for your time. >> this is jason. what i am struggling with here
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sweet green is deceptive or evasive to the public and commission in the application and signed affidavit. in at least four ways, lied about the units in san francisco, lied about if unit count and formula and lied about men on you focus and lack of similar uses in the neighborhood. this is an attempt to defeat the public to seem smaller rather than a public traded company to stomp outcome petition. they said one in san francisco. they have one on fulton and second street. they have hundreds through out san francisco including filmore operating illegally. 2. application states 125
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restaurants nationwide. at the times of applications they are 140 restaurants, 13% under statement. there must be dozens more. they operate over 1,000 out post locations. these are locations with the same menu and signs total unit to 1200. the number of locations they said they operate. three. they do not have standard uniform apparel. all employees wear the same branded t-shirts. 4. they said although there are a number of small similar retail uses in the district. this is unique in the focus in grain bowls and salads and locally sourced dishes. that is false. according to their filing they may being up the majority of sales. similar retail uses blue barn
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and mix two blocks away have nearly identical menus. i feel they did not make honest mistakes on the application but attempting to enter the community in bad faith. >> i have lived here for three years now. 100 feet away from this proposed location. i urge you to reject this. we have restaurants and for that. [indiscernable] the parking and the trash. thank you.
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>> i am david upton. i first started working in the marina in 2014. there are many others on this line that have done extensive homework from the years that they are speaking of. i will keep it short and sweet without digging into that. from my knowledge, there are no restaurants, public restaurants on chestnut street. inviting sweet green in would contradict the nature and culture of the street. i also have concerns of parking, traffic congestion leading to public safety issues.
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again, my main concern is that sweet green has been publicly traded company. deceptive in aspects of filing here and inviting to operate on chestnut street would be contradictory to the culture that has been established by the restaurants that already exist. thank you. >> hello. i am julio. san francisco residents over 15 years and licensed architect. coming to the marina neighborhood regularly. one of the beautiful aspects is every neighborhood has a different feel. the retail process has created this unique opportunity for neighborhoods to develop and specifically related to restaurants and food service locations.
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the study and plans provided 33485 square feet location, it appears set up for pickup and delivery and not community meeting like the remaining restaurants. with the congestion with the addition of the park along chestnut. allowing the kitchen would create congestion and traffic noise there. are plenty of other locations in san francisco for this use instead of causing a nuisance to the neighborhood. the formula retail is to permit cookie cutter versions. we urge you to reject this proposal. thank you. >> good afternoon. i am shawn scales. i live in the neighborhood. i live one block away from shake
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shack on filmore and filbert. double parking and the trash created by this chain restaurant would make people in the neighborhood more vocal trying to come home. when i heard about sweet green and did investigation. i found out it was a company with deep pockets. they delivery focused business. this is terrible. there is going to be a lot of traffic on chestnut street now. you have a middle school one block away, a lot of elder he people and people with strollers walking around chestnut street. i walk five times a week. i think it is a bad idea.
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i feel badly for the building owner. he wants to collect represent for his property or her property. that has to take a back seat to the well-being of the neighborhood. us neighbors that live in the neighborhood. like the last caller said there are plenty of other place this n francisco to accommodate this type of business. i have sept many e-mails. please look at my e-mails. thank you for your time. >> i am a 30 year resident of the marina. i go to many of the competing restaurants. i think this is a nice addition to the neighborhood. they are keeping integrity of
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the building, adding to the integrity of the street by adding in the high end casual restaurant. there are tons of traffic on chestnut and another restaurant. they have stated their intention is to create a community restaurant. plans clearly show that with the inviting tables inside and out. the street can handle multiple similar restaurants. it already does. there are three wine bars, three coffee shops, three healthy salad places. three mexican and three italian restaurants, three grocery stores. community needs more investment on the street to fill the vacant rental properties. it is a good healthy restaurant. if they do have deep pockets, good for them. they can pay employees good
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benefits. our community needs that. thank you very much. >> i am courtroomia. i live down the street on chest -- julia. i personal love this store. they are keeping the building as is as it has been vacant so long. i am a huge supporter of the project. i really enjoy sweet green. it would save money in delivery cost for myself and others. there are similar vendors in the area it would be great to have one more. you can never have enough real healthy food. i support this. i hope to encourage you to approve this project.
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>> i am frank. i songly oppose sweet green on chestnut street. i own and operate three restaurants on chestnut streets. we do not need another concept with deliveries, more traffic, less parking. we do not need more delivery drivers. we do not need to drive up over saturations of similar restaurants. let the locals keep the neighborhood local. thank you very much. >> last call for public comment on this item. press star 3. to be recognized. you have two minutes.
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>> i am a long-time resident. the addition of sweet greens l have a negative impact in a couple ways. no question it is a heavy focus on delivery and increased couriers. the street is saturated with traffic and lack of parking. it will be a complete nightmare to find parking and dodge couriers. this is not only frustrating to the community but dangerous with drivers trying to maneuver around the couriers. pedestrians will be impacted to cross the streets or enjoy a meal or drink. what i am more passionate about is the fact it is a massive company with 120 locations to disrupt local businesses that worked so hard to establish
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themselves through the community and stay open throughout an incredibly challenging pandemic. if we would like to maintain the character and charm of chestnut street we must keep large corporations like street greens out of the neighborhood. please keep sweet greens out of the marina. thank you. >> that concludes public comment. public comment is closed. this matter is now before you. >> vice president moore. >> i have a quick question for staff for baseline understanding. my understanding is that the gap is a formula retail. why does this have to go through formula approval if it is a
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formula retail? >> good question. gap does qualify as formula retail. we were unable to find evidence that the gap was ever established as formula retail. it doesn't seem that they obtained the proper permits, entitlements to operate such as formula retail. that is why this business coming in would be the opportunity to do that. >> thank you for explaining that. i will let the other commissioners weigh in. thank you for explaining. >> could sweet greens respond be to concerns raised about the focus of this business being
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delivery and the number of drivers and runners swamping the neighborhood? >> applicant. >> question, this is eric. like i stated in my presentation. we spent 10 years looking for a location to build a restaurant. that is why we chose this location. we looked at data to see where we have customers. there is a demand in this area. we plan to build this to get closer to customers for sustainability. this is not an attempt to get close to customers and build a delivery kitchen. i have been trying to reiterate we are getting closer to customers to come in and order
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at our restaurant. >> did i understand that you have built a facility that is aimed specifically at dellivery elsewhere in the city? >> we have two other locations in san francisco wounsecond street. they serve different purposes. they are much larger. much bigger kitchens that serve an office population. they are able to handle the delivery demand. if there is delivery demand in this store it is focused on the neighborhood. i want to clarify digital and delivery. we give customers the opportunity to order in advance and pick up at the store. if someone is taking the book home and knows when they get off
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at chestnut and filmore and wants torrider in advance they can pick up the food and go back to their house. there is a very, very big difference between digital and delivery. people will order in advance and pick up food. folks are time constrained today. >> i think that is very important. do you have a sense -- how do your calls get routed. if somebody orders online, how do you know which store? how do you decide which store is filling it if it is for delivery service as opposed to pick up service? >> if someone wants to order at chestnut street store they will choose this location. >> that would allow for pick up. if it is delivery that somebody
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selects, which store does that order get filled at? >> repeat the question. >> if somebody orders online for a delivery service to bring food to their house. which locations does that order filled at? >> the delivery one. [indiscernable] >> i am not understanding. where do they go? how do they decide where to pick it up? i am trying to respond the concerns raised by the neighborhood this will be the location where delivery companies come to pick up the food, put in vans and drive it elsewhere in the city. >> again, this store is not
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delivery kitchen. we have sore stores with a radius to cover the entire city of san francisco. if there are delivery orders we have other stores to handle it. we do not choose where the delivery orders go. >> i am generally in support of this. i believe we have the formula retail a concern. chestnuts street at this point in the pandemic i am more concerned about retail vacancies. i am inclined to go with staff's recommendation. i would like to hear what the other commissioners have to say. >> before i call on commissioner koppel i want to clarify the response. if the order for delivery goes to sweet greens you can route to
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your delivery-based location. if it comes through third-party platform you are not able to control what restaurant the use earn chooses to get food delivered from. is that correct? >> delivery runs their own business, correct. >> you don't have cromover grubb hub and their choices. commissioner koppel. >> someone who made a living delivering pizzas. i am not seeing anything to make me disapprove. i make a motion to approve. >> second. >> i will call on commissioner chan. >> i did have a question for the project sponsor.
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[indiscernable] the proposed site plan for the area designated for pick up. designated as such. could i confirm this is the intended zone for pick up? >> can you repeat the question? >> in the staff packet the site plan indicates there is an area designated for pick up. it looks like in the slide presentation on slide 7. the title says for pick up. i am trying to understand the discrepancy is that area designated for pick up the window where people will go to
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pick up their order? >> there is parking spaces. that is not a pickup area. san francisco does not have a pick up window. no availability to get your food from the outsider unless you go inside the restaurant. >> just to clarify. there have been early discussion of pick up window. making the decision to maintain the beautiful façade that is there and that aspect so there is no additional pick up window existing in the commercial loading zone on chestnut. no separate zone. >> thank you for clarifying.
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>> the customers to pick up. [indiscernable] >> to pick up. [indiscernable] >> do you have a sense where the customers might be coming. a neighborhood based location. coming on foot, bicycle, transit, vehicles? >> we expect them to show up on foot. pedestrian-focused area.
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is there a way to see how the traffic conditions are going a need for a temporary loading zone or 15 minutes green stone for customers. i don't know if there is a way to have that in the conditions to have the information so you can always have awareness of the traffic situation when the restaurant is in operation. >> that is interesting. i wonder if staff would respond. such loading zone is the purview of the mta and that would be a application the sponsor would need to put forward. could you elaborate on what that
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might look like? >> there is a yellow loading zone on the chestnut street side. i think it is helpful in terms of delivery. any enforcement of that would fall under the purview of m.t.a. anything in addition to that that may be proposed by the sponsor would be enforced by that. >> i don't know if that answers your question. there is one loading zone there. maybe loading and unloading at the curb is what it states. >> i would be interested to make
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sure we are not creating unfair advantage for this restaurant. having location with nearby loading zone is very advantageous for anybody in the restaurant business and should have equal access. monitor the third-party delivery needs unfortunately. [ inaudible ] chestnut is a neighborhood. i would prefer to see that third-party pick up in a certain way that onlitic zip codes or near this location would be allowed to do pick up for other types of ordering.
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i know that is hard to implement. that would be the kind that i would like to see this does not come more delivery focused business than what other people observed. they are being told the kitchen isn't large enough. ultimately the third-party deliveries if you grab the business you can. i think in the effort of creating sustainable businesses i would like to see the radius for delivery in a reasonable proximity to the food. >> thank you. any other commissioners who want to add their voice?
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>> i certainly understand the challenges facing our retailers. in addition to the comments that the staff report noted 11 and 18 we have received an enormous amount of correspondence on sweet greens supporting the location and opposing the location. i think what is still concerning me is the vacancy rate overall in the visit. this would bring it down to 13%. anything at or near 10 is poor. i am concerned about getting rid of vacancies with a business that has some good eight shows in terms of sourcing. i hope it will compliment and not out compete with the local businesses here andrew more people here. i share the idea about the radius limit. this would be something beyond the boundaries of this
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commission or topic. i don't think it is a bad idea. many neighbors would welcome not having double parking when they are picking up food and dropping it off. we are ready for calling the roll. >> motion seconded to approve conditions. on that motion commissioner chan. >> eye. >> diamond. >> aye. >> funk. >> aye. >> imperial. >> aye. >> koppel. >> aye. >> moore. >> no. >> commission president tanner. >> aye. >> so moved. that passes 6-1 with commissioner moore voting against. item 8 is continued to february 24. placing us on item 9.
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2017-00794 c.u.a. 46-66 deming street. conditional use authorization. katie are you preparerd for the presentation? >> yes, i am. >> good afternoon, commissioners. planning department staff. before you 64-66 deming street seeks to remove an existing three story garage dwelling unit within the rh-2 district. special use district and ho-x height and bulk district. the request removal of 468 square foot unauthorized dwelling unit from the second floor above the garage so the floor to ceiling height 6-foot two inches. it is proposed to convert back to tenant storage be. the building retains the existing dwelling units on the
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second and third floor. two windows inside. the project requires response to planning enforcement case. no known evidence of evictions or buyouts on the properties from records from the rent board. it has come to my attention there is a typographical error in the draft motion provided to you. i ask it to be corrected to authorized unit proposed is subject to the rent stabilization and arbitration. the packet is incorrect. correct date of vacancy is apri. department has not received any public comment. department finds the project unbalanced. with the residents.
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the general plan. it results in removal unauthorized zone unit. the property in compliance with the building code and maintains the two existing legal units. which is the goal of the city. the department finds projectness for the neighborhood and the ad adjacent properties in the vicinity. this concludes my presentation. i am available for questions. thank you. >> project sponsor.
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>> thank you. commissioners i am with the architects. we prepared plans for removal of the unit. we have with us on another phone the niece of the owner of the property. brandy and we are both to answer questions you might have. we are just looking to remove the unit and get things back to saturdayisfacton. we are remaining the two units remain parking units. no further changes there. if you have any questions. we are here to help. >> that concludes the presentation. we should take public comment. members of the public your opportunity to address the
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commission. press star 3. no request to speak from members of the public. public comment is closed. this is before you, commissioners. >> i had a quick question for staff. the definition of full bath is somewhat confusing to me because what is proposed is toilet and sink. full bath means shower or bathtub to me. could you clarify that for me. >> i don't have the plans. >> i don't see a shower in the proposed. >> there is proposed a full bath. i apologize for not including the definition of the full bath within the commission packet.
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>> could you project that plan so we all know what you mean. what i thought is proposed was only a sink and toilet. >> can you see the plans? >> yes, we can see that. >> great. here are the three plans showing existing space. as of now there is a sink, toilet and shower. the existing storage is what was previously approved which does not include the full bath. this is what is proposed. it includes the shower, sink and toilet. >> then i would like to ask the project sponsor i understand the
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issue of ceiling light and workshop would be fine. why would a shower be necessary? >> commissioner, moore. the minimum height for bathroom is 7-foot. the space has a 7-foot 2-inch height. our intention was not so much for use of the how were. it was the added cost to remove it. that was our main concern. >> thank you for explaining that. i hear you. thank you so much for explaining that. i am comfortable with that explanation and support the project as it is. thank you. >> commissioner diamond. >> i, too, had a question about
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the bathroom. the minimum floor to ceiling height for living space is how many feet? >> the minimum ceiling light is 7-foot 6-inch. the bat room is allowed 7-foot. the bathroom would be allowed permitted with the 7-foot head height. >> you haven't independently tracked that with the building department, is that correct? >> unfortunately i do not have that knowledge under be the code. >> if we approve it but it turns out the building department says it is not seven feet it is higher than that for which there is not room, what happens to the
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bathroom? >> they would need -- it would need removed. >> there is pay mechanism for independent verification from the building department bathroom? >> for the complete removal of unauthorized dwelling unit. it if they are not able to approve the plans. [indiscernable] >> i am supportive of the staff recommendation. >> is that a motion? >> yes. it is a motion. >> yes. >> second. >> commissioner koppel. >> second. did you want to say anything
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else? >> great. no further deliberation. motion to approve with conditions. on that motion commissioner chan. >> aye. >> diamond. >> aye. >> fung. >> aye. >> imperial. >> aye. >> koppel. >> aye. >> moore. >> aye. >> commission president tanner. >> aye. >> so moved. that passes unanimously 7-10. we are under the discretionary review calendar item 10. 1019-022419drp. 312 utah street. mr. winslow. >> congratulations, president tanner and vice president moore. staff architect. before you is a publish initiated request for discretionary review of permit
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am application 2019-022419drp for a vacant 23-foot wide by 11-foot deep sloping slot. there was an existing two story single family home built in 1900 demolished by the department of building inspection in 2018. the d.r. requester of 2007 16th street owner of the entertainment establishment north of the project is concerned it will impact privacy of patrons from 2 and 4 floor decks over the patio. the separation between new and existing buildings is not enough to mitigate noise transmission
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to the new building residents. d.r. requester claims excavation and shoring and waterproofs has not been sufficient. the department has received no letters in support and no letters in opposition of the project. planning department review deemed measures are necessary to ensure mutual privacy to the pairtrons and future residents of the subject building. abatement of the noise from the cr requester is not within the planning department to regulate, monitor or even force. nor within the purview to review regulate and approve the design or means and methods of construction of the foundation and waterproofing system. department of inspection review plans were submitted after planning. the project sponsor modified the
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deck. the privacy issues. staff recommends taking discretion snare rereview with a privacy screen and both decks on the north as well as depicted in the revised plans. this concludes my presentation. i am happy to answer any questions. thank you. >> thank you. d.r. requester are you with us? >> yes, i am. >> you have three minutes. >> thank you for your time, commissioners. i am representing my family who own the bar and restaurant at 2007 16th street. a place of entertainment and license. we have been in business 28
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years. in a couple months receiving the san francisco legacy status. building 113 years old. we are adjacent to the project site. there are several concerns that we have about the proposed project over the potential of noise and privacy complaints from residents as well as structural impacts to the building. during the covid-19 pandemic we have worked very hard to survive in these times. it has added new challenges of a good time. we look forward to continuing to serve our neighborhood as one of the very last family owned businesses in lower potrero hill. the project sponsor is proposing a space of 1.5 inches. we are asking for 9 inches of
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space to prevent noise issues and complaints. 1.5 inches will cause noise conflicts, impose serious threat to our business in the future. unfortunately small businesses with live entertainment in san francisco become more endangered every day. the preexistingen betertainment license is provided missouri sound related complaints and compatibility issues from new development as declared from san francisco administrative code chapter 116. >> does that conclude your presentation? >> not at all. the decks we covered and that was cleared up by david. i did have further concerns. we built a story poll which is
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helpful. it came to some new things came to light. the front of the railing we may need to address apcreate privacy. that will be directly down as well. we have the space and obviously the structural excavation is a major concern. potential for damage to the foundation or property due to the building process is very concerning. as of today the foundation is not fully evaluated. in the technical investigation may 2019. it states beneficial to understand the types and depths of the ad jays senting foundations prior to design of support system. we had damage from the dig and so far.
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it is something of great concern that is already created damage. it is very serious. >> thank you, sir. that is your time. you will have a one minute rebuttal. we should allow the project sponsor three minutes. mr. patterson. are you with us? >> i am. thank you. >> you have three minutes. >> thank you very much. good afternoon.
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>> i will restart here. good afternoon, commissioners. this is ryan patterson, attorney for the project sponsor. the proposed project is 100% code compliant. bringing housing with a mix of one, two, three bedroom units. the d.r. requester owns add adjacent nightclub which operates on the residential block. the requester sold the project site to the sponsor. they could have required concessions answer as condition of sale. they chose not to. we tried very hard to work with them to make concessions anyway. unfortunately d.r. requestery
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fused to negotiate unless the project sponsor performed construction work onnary property for free -- on their property for free. they claimed earlier demolition work caused damage. it was clearly dry rot caused by failure to maintain property. the project sponsor did work to try to move this process forward. now the d.r. request erases three concerns. first is noise. concern about the noise from the d.r. requester's own nightclub. project sponsor has retained the city's leading engineer charles salter to ensure proper sound insulation. the 9-inch gap between the buildings is neither needed nor recommended. second. concern about excavation on the property line. this is not a planning code
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issue. sponsor has given assurances excavation will be done properly in accord dance with building code. lastly they are concerned the project's rear decks will intrude on business and property. they are not licensed for outdoor entertainment. it is absurd. we are willing to compromise anyway. we will agree to pull the decks bath five feet south, add five feet tall privacy screens. this is the department staff's recommendation. it should resolve the concerns. you can see in the rendering the decks being pulled back and privacy screens. we will use roofing in those deck areas.
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happy to answer any questions or concerns. appreciate your time. >> that concludes the presentation. public comment. members of the public this is your opportunity to address the commission by pressing star 3. when your line is unmuted begin speaking. you will each have one minute. >> hello. i am judy west. i own and live property in the back opposite the address is on potrero. we touch this property a little bit. i have a couple concerns. visually i am concerned about the penthouses that create a totally 50-foot high building instead of 40-foot high
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building. i don't believe both of these penthouses need to be covered. my request is the one in the rear be reduced so that it doesn't stick up way over the roofline. my real concern. that is a big concern. the o thing that is serious is that this five-story building is described as three units. yet the third and fourth floor are to be unit three there is no access from one floor to the other. this is five independent units marketed as three. the third floor has a huge bathroom and another small bathroom where the kitchen is above. >> that is your time.
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>> it is georgia. i don't know if you are following. they met yesterday talking about information sheet ego2 relating to egresses on the three o'clock you pan sees. i have been following that because i am concerned aboutiticly with excavations and bedrooms. it is three units. r this 3 is great. there is ex alaska situation. what building code covers this? i think the question is this going to meet the building code? we will get the interpretation eg013 for a building with r 2:00 you pandency three stories. this is four stories over basement. the basement is a unit be with the bedrooms in the excavation.
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it is a question that is planning department and commission need to look at when you approval the excavation. are you approving something that is illegal. >> press star three for public comment. no additional requests to speak from members of the public. you have a one minute rebuttal. >> it was several things that were untrue that ryan spoke about. we have always operated in the confines of our permits. outdoor space we are able to congregate out there, have dinners and things. no live music in there. a lot of those things were misleading and untrue. during the course of the demolition of the building they had a truck smash the corner of the building that wrecked the door, created dry rot in the
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back of the building. unattended three and a half years creating a lot of damage we didn't even uncover. i wanted to set a lot of those things straight. we are a vital part of the community. we serve the community. we want to be good neighbors. i want to be proactive in planning designing is this building for long-term solutions in place. both new tenants will be covered and safe. issues won't be a big problem in the future that is our goal. >> thank you. mr. patterson. one minute rebuttal. >> thank you very much. ryan patterson for project sponsor. i will address two points.
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the first is the first caller mentioned no adequate connection between different stories of the various units. we heard that concern. we submitted very slightly revised plans that clearly delineate the openings in the unit. make that perfectly clear and totally acceptable. second the d.r. request's note about operating in the backyard. there was a temporary covid program to allow nighttime entertainment uses outback. that has since ended. in any event, it is really a concern about the d.r. request's own business noise. we will do what we need to do in the project to make sure the dr's business is not overly burden some to the project.
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>> that concludes the rebuttals. the public portion of the meeting is closed. it now before you commissioners. >> i am in support of the project. i would like to ask mr. winslow to clarify the door reflected the rendition of the stairs in connection. very confusing. as of yesterday 4:00 p.m. the correct set showed how that is acceptable. the public comment is that he looked at what was shown there. do you want to make the connection here and we can move forward in support?
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>> indeed. thank you, commissioner moore for observing that. previously the 311 included drawings that indicated two common stairwells which the caller indicated correctly would have made it quite cumbersome for two inner connected floors without going through a common stairwell. however, the floor plans for each of the floors are not separate units. one has bedrooms the other as a kitchen. drawings were corrected yesterday. they reflect the stair internally connects to two units that are two stories and one
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common stairwell. that is corrected. >> just to follow up on that. i am in support of taking this and approving the modification. >> second. >> commissioner koppel did you want a second or to add? >> you may be muted. >> commissioners if there is no further deliberation there is a motion and second to take the modifications recommended by staff. commissioner staff. >> aye. >> diamond. >> aye. >> fung. >> aye. >> imperial. >> aye. >> koppel. >> aye. >> moore. >> aye.
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>> commission president tanner. >> aye. >> so moved. that passes unanimously 7-0. that concludes yet another brief planning commission hearing. >> take care.
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>> i am so happy. african-americans in the military from the revolutionary war to the present, even though they have not had the basic civil rights in america. they don't know their history. in the military the most sacrifice as anyone in this country to be willing to lay down your blood and fight. i believe that all african-americans have served because they love this country and the hope that the citizens. >> after my fire in my apartment and losing everything, the red
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cross gave us a list of agencies in the city to reach out to and i signed up for the below-market rate program. i got my certificate and started applying and won the housing lottery. [♪♪♪] >> the current lottery program began in 2016. but there have been lot rows that have happened for affordable housing in the city for much longer than that. it was -- there was no standard practice. for non-profit organizations that were providing affordable housing with low in the city, they all did their lotteries on their own. private developers that include in their buildings affordable units, those are the city we've been monitoring for some time
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since 1992. we did it with something like this. where people were given circus tickets. we game into 291st century in 2016 and started doing electronic lotteries. at the same time, we started electronic applications systems. called dalia. the lottery is completely free. you can apply two ways. you can submit a paper application, which you can download from the listing itself. if you apply online, it will take five minutes. you can make it easier creating an account. to get to dalia, you log on to >> i have lived in san francisco for almost 42 years. i was born here in the hayes valley. >> i applied for the san
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francisco affordable housing lottery three times. >> since 2016, we've had about 265 electronic lotteries and almost 2,000 people have got their home through the lottery system. if you go into the listing, you can actually just press lottery results and you put in your lottery number and it will tell you exactly how you ranked. >> for some people, signing up for it was going to be a challenge. there is a digital divide here and especially when you are trying to help low and very low income people. so we began providing digital assistance for folks to go in and get help. >> along with the income and the residency requirements, we also required someone who is trying to buy the home to be a first time home buyer and there's also
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an educational component that consists of an orientation that they need to attend, a first-time home buyer workshop and a one-on-one counseling session with the housing councilor. >> sometimes we have to go through 10 applicants before they shouldn't be discouraged if they have a low lottery number. they still might get a value for an available, affordable housing unit. >> we have a variety of lottery programs. the four that you will most often see are what we call c.o.p., the certificate of preference program, the dthp which is the displaced penance housing preference program. the neighborhood resident housing program and the live worth preference. >> i moved in my new home february 25th and 2019.
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the neighborhood preference program really helped me achieve that goal and that dream was with eventually wind up staying in san francisco. >> the next steps, after finding out how well you did in the lottery and especially if you ranked really well you will be contacted by the leasing agent. you have to submit those document and income and asset qualify and you have to pass the credit and rental screening and the background and when you qualify for the unit, you can chose the unit and hopefully sign that lease. all city sponsored affordable housing comes through the system and has an electronic lottery. every week there's a listing on dalia. something that people can apply for. >> it's a bit hard to predict how long it will take for someone to be able to move into a unit. let's say the lottery has happened. several factors go into that and
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mainly how many units are in the project, right. and how well you ranked and what preference bucket you were in. >> this particular building was brand new and really this is the one that i wanted out of everything i applied for. in my mind, i was like how am i going to win this? i did and when you get that notice that you won, it's like at first, it's surreal and you don't believe it and it sinks in, yeah, it happened. >> some of our buildings are pretty spectacular. they have key less entry now. they have a court yard where they play movies during the weekends, they have another master kitchen and space where people can throw parties. >> mayor breed has a plan for over 10,000 new units between now and 2025.
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we will start construction on about 2,000 new units just in 2020. >> we also have a very big portfolio like over 25,000 units across the city. and life happens to people. people move. so we have a very large number of rerentals and resales of units every year. >> best thing about working for the affordable housing program is that we know that we're making a difference and we actually see that difference on a day-to-day basis. >> being back in the neighborhood i grew up in, it's a wonderful experience. >> it's a long process to get through. well worth it when you get to the other side. i could not be happier. [♪♪♪]
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>> by the time the last show came, i was like whoa, whoa, whoa. i came in kicking and screaming and left out dancing. [♪♪♪] >> hello, friends. i'm the deputy superintendent of instruction at san francisco unified school district, but you can call me miss vickie. what you see over the next hour has been created and planned by our san francisco teachers for our students. >> our premise came about for
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san francisco families that didn't have access to technology, and that's primarily children preschool to second grade. >> when we started doing this distance learning, everything was geared for third grade and up, and we work with the little once, and it's like how were they still processing the information? how were they supposed to keep learning? >> i thought about reaching the student who didn't have internet, who didn't have computers, and i wanted them to be able to see me on the t.v. and at least get some connection with my kids that way. >> thank you, friends. see you next time. >> hi, friend. >> today's tuesday, april 28, 2020. it's me, teacher sharon, and
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i'm back again. >> i got an e-mail saying that i had an opportunity to be on a show. i'm, like, what? >> i actually got an e-mail from the early education department, saying they were saying of doing a t.v. show, and i was selected to be one of the people on it, if i was interested. i was scared, nervous. i don't like public speaking and all the above. but it worked out. >> talk into a camera, waiting for a response, pretending that oh, yeah, i hear you, it's so very weird. i'm used to having a classroom with 17 students sitting in front of me, where they're all moving around and having to
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have them, like, oh, sit down, oh, can you hear them? let's listen. >> hi guys. >> i kind of have stage flight when i'm on t.v. because i'm normally quiet? >> she's never quiet. >> no, i'm not quiet. >> my sister was, like, i saw you on t.v. my teacher was, i saw you on youtube. it was exciting, how the community started watching. >> it was a lot of fun. it also pushed me outside of my comfort zone, having to make my own visuals and lesson plans so quickly that ended up being a lot of fun. >> i want to end today with a thank you. thank you for spending time with us. it was a great pleasure, and
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see you all in the fall. >> i'm so happy to see you today. today is the last day of the school year, yea! >> it really helped me in my teaching. i'm excited to go back teaching my kids, yeah. >> we received a lot of amazing feedback from kiddos, who have seen their own personal teacher on television. >> when we would watch as a family, my younger son, kai, especially during the filipino episodes, like, wow, like, i'm proud to be a filipino. >> being able to connect with someone they know on television has been really, really powerful for them. and as a mom, i can tell you that's so important. the social confidence development of our early learners.
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