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and even though they're making comments about making sure that it won't get rid of the flower market -- as i say, this is an industry that is open every day that cannot afford interruptions to their industry. and, you know, as a major employer of middle class people in this town, they are very concerned because obviously no one was notified. none of the tenants -- >> it opens early, right? that represents a potential conflict where this industry meets residential and office -- well, is a residential development going to go in, mixed use? >> i don't know if it's mixed use or not. but as it is, for example, the parking area for the flower market is extremely limited and is very hard even during holidays to get people in and out. so, basically we just need to look at working with -- with everyone before the building
starts. >> is it zoned pdr? >> it is pdr. >> how many tenants -- >> there are 100 tenants in the one that's been sold. then you can say that represents each business has anywhere from 2 to 20 employees. these are all fairly well paid middle class positions. apparently the japanese market is teetering on whether they will be sold. the last part of the market is zoned by the sabatinis and they already said they want to sell their property and build an office building. so, we're looking at hundreds and hundreds of jobs. and not only that, as i say, an industry where i know myself as a florist, we go there every day. we don't just go there at 2 o'clock in the morning. it's the type of on-demand business that you go when you need something. and, you know, there's a lot of concerns. this is an industry we do not
want to see leaving san francisco. >> so, maybe we can -- is there some -- is there someone who would be informed enough to come present to us about what the -- what's happening there and what the likely scenarios are? >> right now not yet, but i just wanted to bring this to the attention, that everyone's listening, and it's all drifting. the deal with the sale of the italian -- the italian market apparently will close by the end of the year. but what we're looking for is to get a jump on knowing what the accommodations -- because i mean, if they're going to be building a major building where there is a one-story building right now, this is going to create a huge disruptions and displacement. >> right, but rather than speculate on this here because we can do this all day, i think there is an action item to deliver to staff, and that is to see if we can't identify a
person or persons who have some, you know, maybe it's a couple of difficult reerthctionv people. someone from planning, someone from even the present landlords or the new landlords so that we can have a presentation as to what the proposals are. ~ different any proposal would have to go through planning. >> right. >> so, i think we -- if we can get out ahead of -- letting planning know that we have another situation coming, not unlike showplace square situation where we have an area that is zoned pdr that we're attempting to preserve the pdr uses there, and understand what the potential threats to that might be and whether there -- you know, what the potential outcomes are. so. >> well, i think we should be in contact with the buyer, the developer. >> okay. >> let's put it to staff to find out. [multiple voices] >> there are a number of people -- >> ask for a presentation. >> just one last question.
has there been any communication with the supervisor's office at all? >> no. >> okay. >> yeah, let's let the supervisor know as well. that's who -- >> kim. >> that's in district 6? okay. >> brannan and sixth. >> yeah. >> commissioner dwight. >> yes, i have some new business i'd like to propose. i would like to propose that we schedule a presentation from the san francisco super bowl 50 host committee at the chamber of commerce. we recently heard from keith bruce who is the ceo of that committee, and they are establishing a formal outreach for small business to try and identify business opportunities for small and local businesses, the two being not necessarily the same. and, so, they have a presentation. i think we should reach out to them and ask them to come -- may or may not be keith bruce, but someone from his office,
and hopefully we can get -- do a little bit better than we did with the america's cup on this one. so, it's a big event and it's not too far away. >> all right. [speaker not understood]. >> any other new business? >> also we need contact information. >> i think you already did. >> seeing none, next item. >> all right, item number 11 is adjournment. do we have -- >> move to adjourn. >> second. >> and it is 3:25. the meeting is adjourned. [adjourned] good afternoon ladi gentlemen, welcome to the
special meeting of the san francisco municipal transportation agency and parking horticulture commission. >> director brinkman. director lee. director nolan and chair we have quorum. item 3 announcement of prohibition of sound like pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a. item 34 >> we wanted to congratulate director borden congratulations we're delighted you're here this is the first time we've had a full house arrest communications. >> mr. chair you want me to
call. >> on the special calendar approving this transport operations to june 30th and item 6 is the collective bargaining union local 258 with respect to the extension of the term june 30th, 2017. >> any public comment on that item? >> yes. one member of the public has so indicated. >> good afternoon. good afternoon director nolan and director reiskin i'm a muni coach operator i still get nervous when i come here i'm in support of contracted and a lot of the members want this they were in in favor of this they voted for it is a way of moving forward and as far as the
economics we're changed but the original contract is not changed we have a strong spirited leader we could have gotten more done as far as the whole contract and i'm in support of this but i want to see a little bit more with the contract done with the work conditions and new equipment and so and about the new operators coming in and gain top pay in the fifth year after 4 years after 2 years of working in the city here and, you know, they deserve top pay we want to keep them if another public transit agency is going to match our top pay then they might go somewhere else anyway, we have a
good group of people i want to see the transit operators we deal with the people all the time we've got a lot of residential buildings and sales force and officers could have important people coming in and we need more operator thank you very much i support this contract >> is there another motion open the contract. >> i move the contracts if i may take 30 seconds. >> a second first. >> second. >> go ahead. >> i want to thank our staff from the director reiskin all the way down to our negotiating teams and everyone that worked to really thread an appropriate battle to act as management to get a good deal for the citizens of this city but at the same time to recognize the value of our employees to be positive and
to promote them and not undermine the respect we have for the work and you ed. >> your staff did it and i congratulate you for that. >> director reiskin you wish to say anything. >> i'd echo the accomodation if the staff as well the city attorney's office and mayors lee and brown for the completion those agreements respecter good agreements for the agency and with very strongly recommend our approval. is there a motion and second all in favor, say i. opposed? so anything else >> that concludes the business before you. >> it is the new record isn't it. >> the last one was 12 minutes. >> 3 minutes.
>> wow, it certainly wasn't that much. >> we're adjourned. thank >> yaerth preparedness is a way of life in san francisco san francisco we hope the new law requiring the upgrades is soft story building will help keep residents safe and sound. so bill tell me about the soft story building program what is it >> it's a program the mayor signed into law a year and a half ago the whole idea was to help homeowners strengthen buildings so they wouldn't
collapse. >> does the soft story program apply to all buildings. >> it only applies to buildings built in a timeframe of 1978 and earlier it's aimed at wood framed building 3 or more stories and 5 are more units but the openings at the garage level and the street level are not supported in many buildings without the support in a major earthquake the professionals sent them to flatten and many are under rent control so everybody's advantage to do the work and make sure they're protecting their investments and tenants. >> nos have gone out to have thousand owners but fewer one one third have respondent and thousand might miss an important
deadline in december let's talk worse case scenario. >> so first soft story walls the building will collapse and be a total loss. >> can you talk about the sfrelg in the retrofit. >> you want to think of this building like a rubber abandon in the upper 3 floors are a rid i do box and the earthquake the garage tends to really over the first floor is a very tough but flexible e flexible rubber abandon you would not drive the forces to the upper force so it goes into the plywood or steel frame. >> so here we are inside a soft story building can we talk about
the kinds of repairs property owners might expect and it's a simple process we try to keep it that way so what's involved whether you install plywood to make a wall and cover it with the gossiping so many stellar it adds underneath e flexibility so during the earthquake you'll get movement but not collapse it gets strengthened more when we go to the doorway to the steel frame to support the upper floor. >> so potentially the wood and steel that sound like a straightforward process takes our odds of collapse from one in 4 to one in thirty. >> that's exactly right we're hoping people will move quickly and make this happen. >> great let's take a look at.
>> so let's talk extremely frame talk about that. >> we have a extremely frame there are two of those and go up to the lower floor and a beam that goes 0 across that forms this it's a stiffer and stronger so during the quarter the upper floor won't clarion and according the engineers and contractors it could be done in two weeks time easy. >> if you're a property owner with questions about the soft story retrofit program signs up to this on august 11th from 3 to 5 at the main public library and the dbi staff will be there the deadline for applications t is september 15th. for more information >> good afternoon, everybody.
thank you, everyone for being here and i want to thank you for joining me and the board of supervisors for this special occasion to sign our next two year budget 8.6 he million dollars this city is worth it. it is as i may say an historic time and budget navigate as i signed this budget i'm reminded and i think the supervisors know this as well it is really the first time in 6 years we've had a budget deficit under $100 million the supervisors feel it as we've gone to every district and 4ri7bd to the needs of the district and make sure the budget reflected not only citywide values but our
neighborhood as well i want to thank you president chiu and supervisor farrell all the members of this year's budget committee who are standing here and the entire members of the board of supervisors. i want to thank and department heads many who joined us in our neighborhood and thank the commissioners for your hard work with checking in with our department heads to make sure we're producing this budget this year's budget reflected a lot of good hard work between the city government and the people we serve we've should with our city family and left-handed to hundreds of community leaders and the people that get the work down you our labor force they were a great part of this year's
budget we should to get the contracts with literally all our city employees thanks to our labor leaders this is a strong reflection of carried out services i want to thank all the elected officials not only do we represent the department argue as elected officials they give us a lot of good advice well beyond their divisions. twoeth together with the board we've made smart investments and the budget is fiscal pursuant that is a keystone to our city we've increased the services to our recipe are the input they've been critical in transportation and education and our social net and infrastructure that is
recorded in the cost of living increases we make sure we did for our nonprofits and their an incredible part of our delivery we've made fair wage increases to our city employees an, an historic investment in our housing. i would say i think we all truly building that the big challenges of our economic challenges are behind us but we don't want to deviate what is has gotten us here to be the fiscal success the continued commitment to our fiscal responsibilities to make sure our budget balances all the needs of diverse communities and we'll continue to invest in our infrastructure and most importantly in the people one hundred percent of all the
people in san francisco. again thanks to the board for working together with us for creating the budget. in his second year supervisor farrell thank you for your steadfastly leadership and commitments to building this collaborative process (clapping) i want to say thanks to dan roman field to make sure not only his capacity as controller he keeps us on a due course (clapping) and the people that helped me to make sure i've got all the issues in hand and that's my chief of staff and kate howard both from the controller's office and the mayor's office for their excellent work thank you very much (clapping)
budget whiz wards i call them. but i'd like to an opportunity to specially niefrt david for a few words he's been watching this in his district and the whole board of supervisors. supervisor david chiu >> thank you mr. mayor just a couple of words first of all, those of us who were here when i came into office we had half a billions of we were debating whether to close down first stations and trying to figure out where to cut hubt i publicity and services i want to thank dan roman field in 149 we passed two year bushlt.
>> hydrahave a healthy budget due to our budget wizards i want to congratulate us was likely the easily budget to move forward because our economy is healthier but we're working together to fourth our top priorities and what we're going to invest in i want this thank obviously there's a tremendous amount of work that happens at the board of supervisors i want to thank the staff and the budget committee their hard work led lbe their fear also leaders supervisor farrell and he can go home earlier to spend time with his kids in the evening supervisor farrell. >> (clapping) >> thank you president chiu and mayor ed lee it's maiming two years in a row we've passed this
out of the committee and the board of supervisors. when we started this process i think mayor ed lee and i had a commitment to have an open and transparent process that did as is mayor ed lee respect to every be district to meet with the committee heads and we had a town hall online meeting so people could weigh in we want to make sure our budget protects us for the future it's not talked about we're the only city in the united states that passed pension reform and things at the battle we're setting ourselves up in terms of our physical headquartered we wanted to make sure we worked with the board of supervisors and my colleagues, i want to shout out to all my committee members supervisor
avalos and supervisor mar and supervisor london breed and conserving who pickup truck in the countless hours and lastly we wanted to make sure that the budget we passed was also rehabilitate of the things in our entire city the mayor prioritized things in his budgeted a lot of money towards affordable housing or continue the road repaving making sure we invest in our infrastructure critical things we've done and the board of supervisors coming on top of that food security so our seniors and protecting residents don't sit home hunger i think we can be proud of you want to say a special thanks first from 0 my staff katherine to the mayors team kate howard
she is indescribable to our team and the whole city of san francisco for her entire team thank you kate for all you do (clapping) and as was mentioned to the inspire controller's office dan rosen field and late nights they're here past maintained this doesn't happen so thank you ben and your entire staff for all you've done (clapping) and from the boards prospective obviously hearing rose thank you for your hard work this was haurz 40th budget inside city hall thank you favoring and to
our own city attorney's office john gibner, deputy city attorney and all their hard work and certainly to the mayors other team and staple jason and the entire team that works closely with the board of supervisors. thank you all we're all proud of the budget two years running we passed it this year earlier and on time and passed consensus on time thank you and thank you to all for being here (clapping) >> and let me add my personal thanks to harvey i asked for the county of los angeles we question got it. this is just a budget document i know it reflects a lot of what we worked hard at planning for. what we do do outside this budget document can challenge
the dedicate balance but i have faith the people that carry out the budget most of who is standing here are going to do us proud i ask not only celebrate the budget but the people who are going to carry out the budget to the city departments you're going to make sure we carry this out. are we ready to sign. all right. let's do it (clapping) want up close? (laughter)
test. >> good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco budget & finance sub-committee i'm supervisor wiener to my right is supervisor kim the committee vice chair and supervisor cohen will not be able to join us today, our clerk is awning debris awe bigger and thank you to commissioner honda jennifer lowe and other. madam clerk, any announcements?