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[speaker not understood] protect our neighborhoods. you know, we need more protection, like i said. and it's really bad over there and we need some help [speaker not understood]. we appreciate it very much. >> thank you very much. next speaker. hi, my name is larry jucey edmonds. we talk about inequality, housing, violence, we talk about how violence in the city, we need to get in touch with commune enacted [speaker not understood]. they have some great messages to help you deal with violence. the problem with violence in america, people [speaker not understood]. [speaker not understood] can teach us a lot more about violence, how they taught me about living in the tl and the s-r-o [speaker not understood] violence, lgbt [speaker not understood] today, we often go
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through double standards from [speaker not understood] living on this side of van ness. and it's very important that we honor the lady from 10 21 because she definitely stand up for people of color in this city [speaker not understood]. we also should support dr. espinola jackson, black human rights leadership council. this weekend is the 35th anniversary of the aids walk. 18 years ago we had medical marijuana presented to the state. 10 years before that i would say [speaker not understood]. it seems like this board doesn't know the important things that we will not be able to cure aids today had it not been for medical marijuana the last 18 years helping me with hiv and age. i know a lot of people who wish
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they could [speaker not understood]. there's quite a difference in behavior around people who do not get medical marijuana and those who use other thing. it is crucial and it is worth it [speaker not understood] to have more peace and no violence and better types of money income if we get behind medical marijuana [inaudible]. >> thank you. next speaker. hi, mr. president. my name is arlo did you every. i'm a neighbor of the two previous speakers. ~ duffy for sometime there is a fair amount of crime problem in our neighborhood and for several months, up to a year or more now, there's been a focus in particular on a unit block of turk street and it's been fairly successful, large masses of people there. and, in fact, initially they
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then swelled out more towards eddy street which created a problem for just one street over. it's more of a displacement. but there's actually been a large amount of resource he put into it. police have been making lots of arrests. it actually has been somewhat successful. you know, i would like to bring good news to this board on a less good note. it occurred to me that if there is some success in one neighborhood that the repercussions of that could actually wind up in a different district. you know, i'm aware of that. and the other thing i would say is if our goal is for a majority of our freshmen high school students to graduate high school, that's a pretty low standard. i think the pretty obvious that the economy of the future needs college graduates. we're coming up quite short, quite short. i don't know how to get there, but i guess everything is tied up together.
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it's not like homicide versus automobile [speaker not understood]. the two actually kind of dovetail. if you roll with one maybe you can roll with the other two. maybe we can find ways to do that. >> any other members who wish to speak in general public comment? seeing none, general public comment is now closed. [gavel] >> madam clerk, could you read our adoption calendar? >> item 62 through 69 are being considered for immediate adoption without committee reference. a single roll call vote may enact these item. if a member objects a matter may be removed and asker separately. >> colleagues, would anyone like to sever any item? supervisor campos. >> 62, please a. supervisor mar. >> 66. >> and on the balance, madam clerk? >> supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? ~ kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed?
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breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. there are 11 ayes. >> those resolutions are a doddthv. [gavel] >> item 62. >> item 62 is a resolution urging the city and county of san francisco to commit resources towards addressing the need of the rising number of unaccompanied minorses fleeing from central america to migrate the mounting international humanitarian crisis. -- to mitigate the international humanitarian crisis. >> supervisor campos. >> thank you very much, mr. president. thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, i'll be very, very brief. this is a very important resolution for me on a personal level. but beyond that, i think that there is a long history, long tradition at this board of calling out and speaking out against injustices that we see in different parts of the world. and it is, i think, especially
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important when injustice is happening at home that we in san francisco speak out against this injustice. and this resolution deals with the very real and very grave injustice that involves tens of thousands of children that have fled central america escaping not only political turmoil, but violence and along the way risking their lives. and these are not adults fleeing, but these are kids, children. we had a rally today, another rally, assemblyman ammiano spoke about an 18 year old boy found dead on his way to this country. the only thing they found with him was the phone number of a relative in the u.s. it is really tragic what's
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happening right now, and it is really tragic to see the way in which our country has mishandled the entire situation. and some of the comments that we heard from one of the speakers during public comment, you know, people who have the nerve to talk about religion, christianity and god, and in the same breath talk about how we need to protect our borders. not very christian to ignore the plight of these children. and this country, a country of immigrants has not always been consistent in terms of opening its doors to people. during world war ii, there were boats carrying refugees escaping germany, members of the jewish community who were sent back to where they came from. and there have been times in our history when we have repeatedly closed our doors, and this is yet an example of
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what we're going to do as a country. are we going to turn our backs to these kids? and i want to quote something that was said by the amazing nelson mandela who said, there can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. i think that how we handle this situation says a lot about who we are as a country, and by that measure i don't think that we should feel very good about where we are right now. and, so, i ask you, i plead with you that you support this resolution and that san francisco be the first city that's on record saying that what's happening is wrong and not only is it wrong, but that we need to be a part of the solution. thank you. >> colleagues, can we take this item same house same call? without objection this item is adopted. [gavel] >> item 66 >> aye item 66 is resolution
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declaring july 18, 2014 as nancy lim yee day in the city and county of san francisco on the occasion of her retirement after 39 years of dedicated service in the department of public health at the chinatown child development center. >> supervisor mar. >> [speaker not understood] and i urge support for this resolution. thank you. >> colleagues, supervisor mar ha offered a motion to amend. is there a second to that? second by supervisor farrell. without objection, the amendment will be made. and if we can take the item same house same call as amended? that resolution is passed. [gavel] >> madam clerk, is there any more business? can you read the in memoriams. >> yes. today's meeting will be adjourned in honor of the following beloved individual for the late commissioner vera hale delanberg. >> [speaker not understood]. with that, madam clerk, is there any business in front of the board? >> that concludes our business
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today, mr. president. >> ladies and gentlemen, we are adjourned. (applause) [gavel]
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. >> welcome to our special rules committee meeting for monday, july 14, 2014. i am supervisor 94 manee
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and i will be chairing this meeting. i am joined by supervisor katy tang and very soon supervisor campos. the committee would also like to acknowledge the staff of sfgtv, jim smith and manny velasquez who record each of our meetings and make the recordings available online. >> please be sure to silence all cell phones and electronic documents. documents included as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk. actions voted on today will appear on the july 22nd board of supervisors meeting unless otherwise stated. >> i want to thank the public for coming out for this meeting. madam clerk. >> item no. 1 is charter amendment to provide retiree health benefits for former redevelopment agency at
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a an election to be held november 4, 2014. >> andrea brass from supervisor cohen's office. thank for allowing us to make a couple amendments in the last two meetings. we would ask that you forward this with a positive recommendation to the full board of supervisors meeting. >> is there any public comment? seeing none, comment is now closed. colleague, is there a motion to forward this item, this committee report, to the full board with recommendation? >> sure, i think we had a number of our questions answered and supervisor cohen explained what the changes were so i'm happy to forward this with a positive report to the full board for tomorrow. >> do we need to take a roll call vote.
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>> do we need to take a roll call vote? >> no, you don't. >> madam clerk, is there any other business? >> that concludes our business for today. >> meeting is adjourned. >> just a few steps away from union square is a quiet corner stone of san francisco's our
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community to the meridian gallery has a 20-year history of supporting visual arts. experimental music concert, and also readings. >> give us this day our daily bread at least three times a day. and lead us not into temptation to often on weekdays. [laughter] >> meridians' stands apart from the commercial galleries around union square, and it is because of their core mission, to increase social, philosophical, and spiritual change my isolated individuals and communities. >> it gives a statement, the idea that a significant art of any kind, in any discipline, creates change. >> it is philosophy that attracted david linger to mount a show at meridian. >> you want to feel like your work this summer that it can do some good. i felt like at meridian, it
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could do some good. we did not even talk about price until the day before the show. of course, meridian needs to support itself and support the community. but that was not the first consideration, so that made me very happy. >> his work is printed porcelain. he transfers images onto and spoils the surface a fragile shes of clay. each one, only one-tenth of an inch thick. >> it took about two years to get it down. i would say i lose 30% of the pieces that i made. something happens to them. they cracked, the break during the process. it is very complex. they fall apart. but it is worth it to me. there are photographs i took 1 hours 99 the former soviet union. these are blown up to a gigantic images. they lose resolution. i do not mind that, because my images are about the images, but they're also about the idea, which is why there is text all
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over the entire surface. >> marie in moved into the mansion on powell street just five years ago. its galleries are housed in one of the very rare single family residences around union square. for the 100th anniversary of the mansion, meridian hosted a series of special events, including a world premiere reading by lawrence ferlinghetti. >> the birth of an american corporate fascism, the next to last free states radio, the next-to-last independent newspaper raising hell, the next-to-last independent bookstore with a mind of its own, the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana. [laughter] the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this
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continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included david meltzer, steve dixon, and jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace, and shoot us, as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back. we know you are finished. desperate, near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen. >> after the readings, the crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through
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the other gallery rooms in the historic home. the third floor is not usually reserved for just parties, however. it is the stage for live performances. ♪ under the guidance of musical curators, these three, meridian has maintained a strong commitment to new music, compositions that are innovative, experimental, and sometimes challenging. sound art is an artistic and event that usually receives short shrift from most galleries because san francisco is musicians have responded by showing strong support for the programming. ♪
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looking into meridian's future, she says she wants to keep doing the same thing that she has been doing since 1989. to enlighten and disturbed. >> i really believe that all the arts have a serious function and that it helps us find out who we are in a much wider sense than we were before we experienced that work of art. ♪
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