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that's what an eir does. this isn't a ground for your study. that is the data that you have for studying the effects to date. that's important because you have multiple studies of the current shuttles. the muni partners program has been studied. you have plenty of data, you have plenty of impacts on it. you don't need something new. that i say dodge to legalize the current program through the backdoor and avoid compliance with the law and have companies not pay their fair share. >> supervisor campos has a question. >>supervisor david campos: i know you live in potrero hill. can you talk about the impact
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that you have seen? >> sure. aside from displacement of the rent increases which contraband -- corroborates the data there is also using the entire neighborhood as a parking lot. it's not just the buses going outside the city, it's the interest of these shuttles and the pilot would make these shuttle trips. so we have a huge amount of commuters using the parking lot and onto those shuttles going to their workplace. that has multiple impacts in the neighborhood. >> thank you. next speaker. >> i'm a registered public health nurse. i personally
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have no problems with tech workers. they are not my enemies. but i do have a problem with the arrogance of the technology companies who have captured our bus stops. it's not ignorance of tas law. it's arrogance. i ride these buses and packed behind the googles bus. when mayor lee was talking about cuts to the city, there will be cuts to services in this city and when you have tech companies not paying their fair share, it is not right. why did they get a categorical ceqa exemption after they violated the law. this mayor has made deal after deal. if it isn't a yacht
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race it's a bus. it's wrong. the basic needs of our families are being considered. you are making cuts to health care for city workers and cuts to programs for the poorest families in these cities and these tech people stroll in and out like they are royalty and i'm sick of it. >> i'm john. i'm a native born in san francisco. been here my whole life. the problem is not about the google buses. it's about google itself. the guy never said about the google buses that come here taking the kids to field trips to museums and library. you have 20 buses. some of them just clutter the bus stops. you have the arts buses, you have
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tanker trucks up and down the streets. they never mention that. it's not about the google bus. it's about google itself. when they rejected the application, they have rejected it. you have to adapt and adjust. like when the lgbt comes in. you have to learn to live with them and get along. 2014 is becoming a disgrace. you have to learn to adapt. that's all i can tell you. >> thank you. i just want to say that if you are all democrats remember at the last convention when they voted to -- for ceqa. this morning coming down i saw seven
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buses. there was 40 people packed. we kept getting backed up and this happens consistently. i would hope that you conduct an eir. a lot of this data, was not just facts but assumed statistics. if you have taken a math class like harvard and state you know that statistics can be made up to manipulate your own agenda. what happened with one of our former supervisors senator yee. i hope you have not taken compensation for transportation. who knows, fbi might be looking through your records too. thank you very much. >> good afternoon,
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supervisors. i'm a member of the league of the pissed off voter. i reside on haight. today i must say that i have never been happier because i saw the most transparently biased line of questioning in my life from district 8 supervisor. every time that the lawyer for the appellant successfully answered questions he continue to fish down his road of hypotheticals. this is a time to ask hard questions and instead of doing public granting to engage someone with hypotheticals is embarrassing. we don't hate tech workers. we think someone
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like googles can't afford to pay for their fare share for use. we are saying tech workers, you are our brothers and sisters. we are fine with you. we think it's great. we want you to participate in this city, we want you to be a good neighbor, we want you to pay your fair share. if there is anybody in the world who shouldn't be able to avoid paying what they woah -- owe is a company like google. we have a supervisor icing using the most inflammatory language. that is divisive and hurts. i'm just very very happy that i'm in london breed's district. thank you. >> good evening. michael's.
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native san franciscan. i'm not going to repeat what you heard already. just some bullet points so you can get to dinner a little bit quicker. handshake agreement. no. that's why we are here. no handshake agreement. that lead to good or bad intention. $1 or $2 per bus. that doesn't add up if you are a common citizen. we have to pay $2 for every stop we get on. they pay $2 for every stop they stop at. i have no problem with the tech workers with whatever company. they are really good people. what you can learn from is a company like sales corp that does contribute to the community. another point i would like to make is congestion. i live near van
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ness and market. that is a heavy thoroughfare and you are not going to make it to american hustle. some streets are not meant for buses to be on. they are too narrow. i have read about accidents. they are not meant for these tourist size buses. that's why we do eir reports. we need to not have buses where they can cause accidents and where people can get hurt. hey, if the ballpark, the new terminal, the central subway have to gone an eir, why shouldn't these companies? in closing they need their own designated stops that are
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safe and eir approved. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is scott warl. i'm a tech programmer. they are trying to get people out here and they say devices, people are trying to stop our wonderful environmental program. what i have no one to being devices is one of the supervisor's here. i don't send any animus to workers. i think tech workers are fine. i'm here in part to talk to if there are tech workers here to try to stop this appeal to ask you to reconsider. this has
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been build as green as one of my big issues is climate change. i want to see fewer cars driven and less emission. we have to consider they are not going to affect. if they are working in the city and now living in san pablo or antioch and they have to commute that is going to be additional emissions. you have an actual eir and not have some mrit -- politicals in the room. that's why we are asking for a real analysis. i would like to point out for the workers and everybody else is the problem is the company and the way it's under folding and it's really hard for us to handle. remember google and
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other tech companies pay 2.5 percent in profits and there is in san jose right now. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> good evening, supervisors. dean preston. near -- square. this absolutely requires an eir and thanks to all the community that is out here and believes in one fundamental that there should be one set of laws that applies to all of us. if one of you in the board of supervisors form our own company and we decide to make thousands of illegal stops in bus stops in the city, our business would last about a day. part of pro be would be me making that kind of
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decision. part of the problem is the enforcement arm of our city and do not let this argument persuade you because the enforcement arm of this city has failed to do it's job on this issue and given away public space for private use that somehow that changes the baseline that you should consider for whether and eir is required. that is on offensive argument and they should do this job and enforce this law rather than put it on you and accept their tolerance on our city. i would invite you to have coffee on my corner on steiner. we can watch the buses and see who is winning. i will buy the coffee and tell you that folks like myself are forced to walk around muni. the idea that this does not require environmental review. is laughable. i urge you to vote in favor of this appeal.
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thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hello, my name is melissa gordon. i urge the board of supervisors to conduct an eir. i'm also a district 5 resident. i became an advocate for muni when i was 11 years old and i received my first pass to commute to school. i understand the intent of these shuttles. it's supposed to help with carpooling and eliminating potential leaving cars on the streets but it should better fit into the the urban landscape. smaller shuttles to the streets. they rely on infrastructure. services overall being cut. and these over sized shuttles
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in neighborhood streets are glutinous and inconsiderate. i attended a budget meeting and they announced that google was going to fund $6 million for 2 years. it's pretty affordable. why couldn't it have been 20. a lot of people are asking these companies to be creative. los angeles is regional, and they have movies. but why can't we get a little bit more creative. muni projects have been -- shelved because of lack of funding.
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>> hi. my name is michael red mond. i ride muni and it gets clogged up and i don't have much to say. i think that they should be either stopped or made to pay their fair share for using the bus stops and clogging everybody up. >> good evening. my name is ingram and i'm a disabled resident. when shuttles share muni bus stops, people who need to use the functions on
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the buses are not able to use the buses at all because the shuttles block the muni stops and the muni buses have to go out in the street and only the able bodied people are are allowed to get on. another area where the streets are wider, when you have people lining up you have people lining up for muni buses and lining up for shuttles there is no way to get through. at times i have had to use the street to get by on the sidewalk. i think that is dangerous for people with disabilities. i alsohave missed several doctors poements -- appointments and stopped going to one of my appointment because i can't
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get there because of the shuttles. please approve the eir. >> if i may ask a question. let's say you are a disabled person on a wheelchair and you have an issue, what do you do in that case? do you call someone? what do you do ? >> i wait and usually what happens when i'm going to the doctors office i end up calling the doctor on my phone because i don't have enough time to get there anymore. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi, i'm jennifer with the anti-eviction mapping project. i brought a close up of the
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map that you have already seen. we studied three years of no fault of evictions and found that 69 percent of them occur within a block radius of known bus stops. it's hard to know where these bus stops are. so this is a close up of sunset in the richmond district. as you can see in 2001, the gray dots are outside the zones. there are just a few in the zones and in 202 you see the increase. i don't know if this is a stop here in the richmond district. so i'm arguing that there is a correlation between the location and the rate displacement and the impact
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of the study with the shuttle needs to be done comprehensively. it is not the city's duty to prove or disapprove the causal relationships between the shuttles displacement of residents. >> my name is an nicole. i'm with the project and would like to expand on what jennifer just spoke of. indeed we've seen over 100 bus stops transporting workers internally to facebook yahoo and google. they have gone up 69 percent. that means 1289 have been no fault evictions that occurred within the last three years. of that 69
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percent have been displaced around tech stops. if you estimate that 3 people live in each housing unit 667 people have been displaced with the shuttle bus stops that are transporting workers outside of the city. in our own survey we found that 60 percent that have been evicted have not been able to relocate within san francisco. that means that roughly 1600 people that have been e evicted have not found housing within france. you know to put this in a broader context, google owes the u.s. government 11 100-0000 for offshoring and not paying corporate taxes. we see the same here. the buses owed the city $10 million for not using
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the buses correctly. >> good afternoon supervisors. i'm with the sierra club. this might serve the environment by the getting the cars off the road. we are not going to know without an eir. they are worked to support the true environmental impacts. the eir would include an air quality impacts. in the interim, the city must not permit private commuter and educational muni bus stops and ticket them for violation of california vehicle code. 22500 parking and standing and stopping in a
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bus zone. depending on the report, the city government may help to facilitate out the muni zones of bus stops. the city may create additional bus stops and the operators of the private commute or and educational buses should pay the full cost of the facilitation including cost of lost media revenue. taxpayers should not subsidize the cost. the pilot project is absurd on its face that it finds no vehicle code that at any muni bus stops. the sierra club calls for an eir that is legal, not this illegal pilot program. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please.
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>> good evening. my caregiver to our resident. this is very important to us. i think i think the city is not very fair to us. i live across the bay because i cannot afford to live in san francisco. that's the only way i can go home when i get out of work or my day off. i think the google bus is very unfair. me and my co-workers who make city run have to find a way for work everyday because we can't find a park are or we have to pay a parking fee. it's not fair for google bus to park free. now the city is allowing them to park illegally. it is not fair. i'm asking the city to
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please consider. we are now under bargaining on my local. the google have been taking money away from the city. lastly we want the city to invest in public service and workers that represent. thank you. >> thank you. supervisors. i'm a san francisco resident for the past 22 years. i love san francisco and san franciscans. i'm a daily muni patron and daily pedestrian and i interact with these buses everyday. i strongly support and environmental impact
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because we have a cal trans system that runs through the south bay. if we have such a great demand why don't we invest in that so all of us can benefit and take in that reward rather than having a separate and unequal system. i have been blocked by these buses. they block the stops. with my health and safety and people too high to see people with disabilities. i beg you to not reward on going flag rant violation of the law. environmental impact is real. to indicate in private that it's not is quite offense iv
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to me. finally i did a study back in 2012 and shows that houses around these bus stops sold 20 percent higher. there is data about the displacement impact and how people can come in and displace the people that can't. we have a lot of different people of a lot of different economic backgrounds and it's really fortunate -- important to me that we maintain that balance. we can't have only the wealth and we need to invest in our infrastructure. thank you. >> hello, my name is cooper and i work at the san francisco general hospital. these shuttles impact the
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ability for people to get to the hospital. what's next. san francisco is truly becoming a tale of two cities as the city continues to taylor to two corporations. i'm not asking for the corporations to carry the load just for their fair share. in the interest of safety, my patients safety, i urge you to consider an eer. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i run a 45-year-old non-profit serving san franciscans. i'm not here to talk about displacement, yes i will talk about it. all asian american groups, except for latinos. we lost 20 percent of our population. would you like to do an eir?
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for the record we are not being funded by google or any of these high tech companies. i'm here because we have a subfunding pedestrian safety program for children in supervisors kim's district. i support the continuing of the pilot program because i'm interested in finding out whether this will reduce the number of voters coming to this city and will that prevent more fatalities toward our children. i hope you know that only a block away from here and asian american child was killed. so please reduce the fatality and support our move to help children get home safely. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker,
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please. >> good evening supervisors, my name is ed kinly. i work for the san francisco for 30 years. i worked for 20 years as a social worker in the emergency room. i live, pay property taxes and vote in the mission district. i won't name him but i'm very happy with my supervisor. i think what we have before us is one scandal to cover up another scandal. the first scandal is the city has made a decision to not enforce the law. individual parking enforcement officers that we represent. they don't make a decision not to enforce the law. that's something that is a decision that's made high up. including this city has made a decision that this is another way that we are going to give to google.