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November 10, 1997

Agenda & Minutes Archive

JOURNALOFPROCEEDINGS
BOARDOFSUPERVISORS

Monday, November 10, 1997 - 2:00 p.m.

The Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco met in regular session on the above date with President Barbara Kaufman presiding.

CALLINGTHEROLL
The meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m. On call of the roll, the following Supervisors were noted present:
Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-10.
Noted absent at first roll call:
Supervisor Leal - 1.

Quorum present.

Supervisor Leal was noted present at 2:06 p.m.
MotiontoHoldMeeting

The Clerk announced that there is a conflict between the Charter and Board of Supervisors’ Rule 6.2 which states in part that the Board of Supervisors shall not meet on any Monday if the following day is a holiday, unless the Board, by majority vote, decides to hold a meeting at these times. The Clerk is of the opinion the Charter provision prevails but a motion that the Board hold this meeting would be helpful.

Supervisor Yaki, seconded by Supervisor Leal, moved that the Board convene this meeting today.
No objection and motion carried.


APPROVALOFJOURNALS
There being no errors, corrections or omissions, Supervisor Teng, seconded

By Supervisor Yaki, moved that the Journals of Proceedings for Monday, September 15 and September 22, 1997, be approved. Motion carried by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Medina, Newsom, Leal, Teng, Yaki, Yee-10. Absent: Supervisor Leal-1.

PresentationofGuests
Supervisor Katz introduced and welcomed the following participants from Isreal to the Regional Women’s Forum Delegates, Partnership 2000 conference, who are here to learn about San Francisco’s approach to community programs and service delivery for women: Armelle Lehman, Ahuva Lipman, Rotem Ashkenazi, Ruthie Rancia, Etty Green-Revach, Dalia Shushan.

SuspensionoftheRules
There being no objection, on motion by Supervisor Katz, seconded

By Supervisor Yaki, the Rules of Order was suspended for the purposes of presenting Certificates of Honors. PresentationMade Supervisor Katz presented, on behalf of the Board of Supervisors, a Certificate of Honor to the delegation for their role in advocating women’s issues

PresentationofGuests
PresentationMade Supervisor Kaufman introduced, welcomed and presented Certificates of Honors to Deputy City Attorneys Catherine Payer and Victor Castillo in recognition of their years of service to the City and County of San Francisco and wish them success in the private sector.

CONSENTCALENDAR
RecommendationofFinanceCommittee Finally Passed

[Departmental Overtime Expenditures]
Ordinance amending Administrative Code to establish procedures for tracking departmental overtime expenditures. Sponsors Supervisors Leal, Newsom, Teng, Katz, Brown. File 97-97-61, Ordinance No. 428-97 (Amends Section 18.13.) Finally passed.

In connection with the above item, Supervisors Katz, Brown requested to be added as co-sponsors. Adopted

[Lease Amendment, 1540 Market Street]
Resolution authorizing an amendment to lease real property at 1540 Market Street for the Offices of Emergency Medical Services and Department of Public Health. (Real Estate Department) File 64-96-21.1, Resolution No. 1017-97 Adopted.

[Lease of Property at 30 Van Ness Avenue]
Resolution authorizing a lease of real property at 30 Van Ness Avenue for the Department of Public Health for the Central City Seniors Unit. (Real Estate Department) File 64-97-16, Resolution No. 1022-97 Adopted.

[Lease of Property]
Resolution authorizing and approving the lease of ground on city-owned property for a year-to-year term at the San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno, California, consisting of fourteen acres, to the Garden Project commencing November 1, 1997, without competitive bidding. Sponsors Supervisors Leal, Bierman. File 65-97-13, Resolution No. 1023-97 Adopted.

The foregoing items on the Consent Calendar were acted upon by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

REGULARCALENDAR UNFINISHEDBUSINESS RecommendationsofFinanceCommittee Consideration Continued

[Affordable Housing Bond Program]
Ordinance amending Administrative Code, to describe the Affordable Housing and Homeownership Bond Program; companion measure to File 97-97-56.1. Sponsors Supervisors Brown, Bierman, Teng, Katz. File 97-97-56, Ordinance No. (Adds Chapter 81, Sections 81.1 through 81.7.) (November 3, 1997 - Consideration continued to November 10, 1997.) Supervisor Brown, seconded by Supervisor Medina, moved to continue consideration to November 17, 1997. Motion to continue adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

In connection with the above item, Supervisor Katz requested to be added as co-sponsor.

[Affordable Housing Bond Program Regulations]
Resolution approving regulations for the Affordable Housing and Homeownership Bond Program as amended; companion measure to File 97-97-56. Sponsors Supervisors Brown, Bierman, Teng, Katz. File 97-97-56.1, Resolution No. (November 3, 1997 - Consideration continued to November 10, 1997.) Supervisor Brown, seconded by Supervisor Medina, moved to continue consideration to November 17, 1997. Motion to continue adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

In connection with the above item, Supervisor Katz requested to be added as co-sponsor.

[Affordable Housing Bonds]
Ordinance establishing general terms and procedures for the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds (Affordable Housing), authorized by the voters of the City and County as Measure A in November 1996, to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of $100,000,000; providing for the repayment thereof; and providing for the establishment of accounts related thereto; companion measure to File 170-97-10.1. Sponsors Supervisors Brown, Leal, Bierman, Katz. File 170-97-10, Ordinance No. (November 3, 1997 - Consideration continued to November 10, 1997.) Supervisor Brown, seconded by Supervisor Medina, moved to continue consideration to November 17, 1997. Motion to continue adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

In connection with the above item, Supervisor Katz requested to be added as co-sponsor.

[Bond Sale, Affordable Housing, $20,000,000]
Resolution authorizing and directing the sale of not to exceed $20,000,000 City and County Taxable General Obligation Bonds (Affordable Housing) Series 1998A; prescribing the form and terms of said bonds; authorizing the execution, authentication and registration of said bonds; providing for the establishment of accounts related thereto; approving the forms of official notice of sale of bonds and notice of sale and notice of intention to sell bonds; approving the form and execution of the official statement relating thereto; approving form of the continuing disclosure certificate; approving modifications to documents; ratifying certain actions previously taken; and granting general authority to City officials to take necessary actions in connection with the authorization, issuance, sale and delivery of said bonds; companion measure to File 170-97-10. Sponsors Supervisors Brown, Leal, Bierman, Katz. File 170-97-10.1, Resolution No. (November 3, 1997 - Consideration continued to November 10, 1997.) Supervisor Brown, seconded by Supervisor Medina, moved to continue consideration to November 17, 1997. Motion to continue adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

In connection with the above item, Supervisor Katz requested to be added as co-sponsor. RecommendationofRulesCommittee Finally Passed

[Municipal Elections Code]
Ordinance enacting Elections Code, to provide rules and procedures for the orderly conduct of municipal elections, including rules for nomination of elective officers, submission of measures to the voters, preparation and form of ballots, preparation and form of materials mailed to the voters, and organization of the Ballot Simplification Committee and the Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections; and repealing Administrative Code Sections 5.69 - 5.89, inclusive. Sponsor Supervisor Leal. File 269-97-1, Ordinance No. 429-97 (Enacts Elections Code, Articles 1-1X; Repeals Administrative Code Sections 5.69 through 5.89.) Finally passed by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

NEWBUSINESS RecommendationsofFinanceCommittee Passed for Second Reading

[Appropriation, Fire Department]
Ordinance appropriating $2,000,000, Fire Department, ($1,500,000 from the General Fund Reserve and $500,000 from rescinding professional services-Consent Decree) for a Disability Monitoring Program, and for overtime, temporary salaries, and fringe benefits for fiscal year 1997-98. (Mayor) File 101-97-23, Ordinance No. (Fiscal Impact.) Passed for second reading by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

AppointmentofPresidentProTempore At the request of the President, Supervisor Yaki assumed the Chair so the President could participate in the debate from the floor. (Supervisor Kaufman dissenting in Committee.

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[Contracting Authority, Chapters 12B/12C]
Ordinance amending Administrative Code to authorize the contracting officer to waive Chapters 12B and 12C upon the request of the potential contractor or on the contracting officer’s own initiative where there are no qualified responsive bidders or potential contractors who could be certified as complying with the requirements of those chapters, for bulk purchasing contracts and where compliance with those chapters would result in the City’s entering into a contract with an entity that was set up, or is being used, for the purpose of evading the intent of the applicable chapter, in each case subject to notification of such proposed waiver to the Director of the Human Rights Commission and the Board of Supervisors and the prior approval of the Director of the Human Rights Commission; to require contracting officers to report waivers of Chapters 12B and 12C to the Director of the Human Rights Commission and to require the Director of the Human Rights Commission to monitor the use of such waivers and to report to the Board of Supervisors regarding such use; to require a statement in an approving resolution before any board committee having jurisdiction over a proposed contract as to whether the contract is subject to any 12B.5-1(d) or 12C.5-1(d) waiver; and to authorize the Board to transfer waiver authority from contracting officers to the Director of Human Rights Commission by resolution. Sponsors Supervisors Katz, Ammiano, Leal, Bierman, Medina, Yee, Teng. File 97-97-21.2, Ordinance No. (Amends Sections 12B.5-1 and 12C.5-1.) Passed for second reading by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

In connection with the above item, Supervisors Medina, Yee, Teng requested to be added as co-sponsors. The President resumed the Chair. Adopted

[Bond Issuance, Educational Facilities]
Resolution providing for the issuance of not to exceed $140,000,000 aggregate principal amount of City and County General Obligation Bonds (Educational Facilities Bonds, 1997), including the issuance of an initial series thereof in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $17,000,000 and designated as the City and County of San Francisco General Obligation Bonds (Educational Facilities Bonds, 1997 - Community College District), Series 1998B; authorizing the execution, authentication and registration of said Bonds; providing for the levy of a tax to pay the principal and interest thereof; providing for the appointment of depositories and other agents for said Bonds; providing for the establishment of accounts related thereto; ratifying certain actions previously taken; and granting general authority to city officials to take necessary actions in connection with the authorization, issuance, sale and delivery of said Bonds; companion measure to File 170-97-9. (Mayor, Supervisors Teng, Medina) File 170-96-12.3, Resolution No. 1018-97 Adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

In connection with the above item, Supervisors Teng, Medina requested to be added as co-sponsors.

[Bond Sale, Educational Facilities, $17 Million]
Resolution authorizing and directing the sale of not to exceed $17,000,000 City and County General Obligation Bonds (Educational Facilities Bonds, 1997 - Community College District), Series 1998B; prescribing the form and terms of said Bonds; authorizing the execution, authentication and registration of said Bonds; providing for the appointment of depositories and other agents for said Bonds; providing for the establishment of accounts related thereto; approving the forms of official notice of sale of Bonds and notice of intention to sell Bonds; directing the publication of official notice of sale and notice of intention to sell Bonds; approving the form and execution of official statement relating thereto; approving the form of the continuing disclosure certificate; approving modifications to documents; ratifying certain actions previously taken; and granting general authority of City officials to take necessary actions in connection with the authorization, issuance, sale and delivery of said Bonds; companion measure to File 170-96-12.3. (Mayor, Supervisors Teng, Medina) File 170-97-9, Resolution No. 1027-97 Adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

In connection with the above item, Supervisors Teng, Medina requested to be added as co-sponsors.

[Affinity Credit Card Program]
Resolution authorizing the Director of Administrative Services to enter into an operating and licensing agreement with the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau for the development and operation of a San Francisco Affinity Credit Card Program. Sponsor Supervisor Bierman. File 172-97-66, Resolution No. 1028-97 Adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

[Transfer of Hetch Hetchy Surplus Fund]
Resolution concurring with the Public Utilities Commission’s fact finding that a fund surplus of $45,703,273 exists in the utilities which can be transferred to the General Fund. (Public Utilities Commission) File 100-97-5, Resolution No. 1025-97 (Fiscal Impact.) Adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

RecommendationsofEconomicDevelopment,Transportation andTechnologyCommittee Passed for Second Reading

[Underground District]
Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 155-96 to redefine Underground District No. 322 in the Alpine Terrace/Museum Way District by adding certain property thereto. (Department of Public Works) File 52-96-2.2, Ordinance No. (District covering Alpine Terrace (all), Waller Street between the easterly boundary of Buena Vista Avenue East and the westerly boundary of Divisadero Street from Castro Street to Buena Vista Avenue East and Museum Way from a point 97 feet southeasterly of its southwesterly intersection with Roosevelt Way and continuing along Museum Way 655 feet to a point.) Passed for second reading by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

Adopted

[Grant - State]
Resolution authorizing the Department of Public Works, to accept and expend retroactively eleven (11) hazard mitigation grants of $6,216,434 from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); waiving indirect costs; placing $4,196,840 on reserve. (Department of Public Works) File 148-97-5, Resolution No. 1026-97 Adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

SPECIALORDER3:00P.M. Consideration Continued

[Public Hearing]
Hearing of persons interested in or objecting to proposed amendment to Redevelopment Plan for the Rincon Point-South Beach Redevelopment Project Area (by amending Ordinance Nos. 14-81, 50-84, 405-91, 137-92, 270-92, 430-94, 119-97, 276-97, 334-97 to expand the Project Area by adding land to the South Beach Sub-Area of the Project Area, specifically portions of Block 3774. File 151-97-4.1 (Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, the following notice is hereby given: If you challenge this appeal in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Supervisors (401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 308; San Francisco, CA 94102.) at, or prior to, the public hearing.) Supervisor Medina, seconded by Supervisor Newsom, moved to continue consideration to January 12, 1998. Motion to continue adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

[Amending Rincon Point-South Beach Redevelopment Plan]
Ordinance amending Ordinance Nos. 14-81, 50-84, 405-91, 137-92, 270-92, 430-94, 119-97, 276-97, 334-97, approving the Redevelopment Plan for the Rincon Point-South Beach Redevelopment Project Area by amending said plan to expand the Project Area by adding land to the South Beach Sub-Area of the Project Area, specifically portions of Block 3774. Sponsor Supervisor Yaki. File 151-97-4.1, Ordinance No. (September 30, 1997 - Redevelopment Agency Resolution No. 187-97 adopted, approving the proposed Amendment which would expand Site G by adding an approximate 44,000 square feet (consisting of two parcels) to the existing Site G in the Rincon Point-South Beach Redevelopment Project Area.) (May 17, 1997 - Final Negative Declaration adopted indicating the project could not have a significant effect on the environment.) Supervisor Medina, seconded by Supervisor Newsom, moved to continue consideration to January 12, 1998. Motion to continue adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

TemporaryCommitteeAssignment President Kaufman appointed Supervisor Amos Brown to replace Supervisor Jose Medina on the Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee meeting of November 6, 1997. PUBLICCOMMENT The privilege of the floor was granted to the following persons: Bob Planthold, supports Central Freeway, Alternative B; Alan Evans, opposes rebuilding Central Freeway; Patricia Walkup, supports Central Freeway, Alternative B; Richard Johnson, Central Freeway; Ellie Schafer, supports Central Freeway, Alternative B; Rodney, new ballpark location traffic problems; Amandeep Jawa, supports Central Freeway if it does not impact funding for Municipal Railway. There being no one else wishing to speak, the President declared the public comment portion of the meeting closed. ConferencewithCityAttorney-Litigation FromthePresident Adopted

[Closed Session]
Motion that the Board of Supervisors convene in closed session with the City Attorney to confer with legal counsel regarding San Francisco v. San Francisco Gun Exchange, Superior Court No. 975-036, as permitted by Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Supervisor Leal, seconded by Supervisor Bierman, moved adoption. Adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Newsom, Teng, Yaki, Yee-11.

Recess The Board recessed at the hour of 3:23 p.m. to convene in closed session. ReconveningoftheBoard The Board, at the hour of 3:24 reconvened.

CALLINGTHEROLL
On call of the roll the following Supervisors were noted present: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Teng, Yaki, Yee-10. Noted Absent: Supervisor Newsom - 1.

Quorum present.

ReportonClosedSession Deputy City Attorney Ted Lakey reported that the Board of Supervisors met in closed session with the City Attorney regarding San Francisco v. San Francisco Gun Exchange, Superior Court No. 975-036, as permitted by Government Code Section 54956.9(a). The meeting was informational only and no action was requested or taken by the Board. Adopted Motion that the Board finds that it is in the best interest of the public that the Board elect at this time not to disclose its closed session deliberations concerning the possible litigation. Supervisor Leal, seconded by Supervisor Teng, moved adoption. Motion adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Teng, Yaki, Yee-10. Absent: Supervisor Newsom-1. FORADOPTIONWITHOUTCOMMITTEEREFERENCE These measures are introduced for adoption without committee reference. A unanimous vote is required for adoption today. Any Supervisor may require any of these measures to go to Committee.

SeveredFromForAdoptionWithoutCommitteeReferenceCalendar Supervisor Medina requested that the following measure be severed from the For Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar and considered separately. Tabled

[Nicaraguan Review Program]
Resolution urging the United States Congress to consider enhancing the Nicaraguan Review Program by offering an asylum policy of equal treatment to all immigrants. Sponsors Supervisors Medina, Teng, Bierman. File 13-97-36, Resolution No. (November 3, 1997 - Introduced in Board for consideration on November 10, 1997.) Supervisor Leal, seconded by Supervisor Medina, moved to table. Tabled by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Teng, Yaki, Yee-10. Absent: Supervisor Newsom-1. In connection with the above item, Supervisors Teng, Bierman requested to be added as co-sponsors. SeveredFromForAdoptionWithoutCommitteeReferenceCalendar Supervisor Bierman requested that the following measure be severed from the For Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar and considered separately. Referred to Committee

[Central Freeway Approval]
Resolution approving Caltrans Alternative 1B for restoring the Central Freeway and urging Caltrans to proceed with construction. Sponsors Supervisors Yee, Teng, Medina, Kaufman, Newsom, Brown. File 85-97-6, Resolution No. (November 5, 1997 - Referred to Board for consideration on November 10, 1997.) At the request of Supervisor Bierman, referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

In connection with the above item, Supervisor Brown requested to be added as co-sponsor. SeveredFromForAdoptionWithoutCommitteeReferenceCalendar Supervisor Ammiano requested that the following measure be severed from the For Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar and considered separately. Tabled

[No on Fast Track]
Resolution urging Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to vote No on Fast Track to Project Workers who have lost and will lose jobs because of North American Free Trade Agreement. Sponsors Supervisors Ammiano, Teng, Bierman, Medina. File 13-97-37, Resolution No. (November 5, 1997 - Referred to Board for consideration on November 10, 1997.) Supervisor Leal, seconded by Supervisor Medina, moved to table. Tabled by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Teng, Yaki, Yee-10. Absent: Supervisor Newsom-1. In connection with the above item, Supervisors Teng, Bierman, Medina requested to be added as co-sponsors. The Board thereupon resumed its consideration of the following items on the For Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar. ForAdoptionWithoutCommitteeReferenceCalendar Adopted

[Commend America’s Community Bankers]
Resolution commending America’s Community Bankers for its generous support of Clara House. Sponsors Supervisors Yaki, Teng, Bierman, Medina. File 6-97-196, Resolution No. 1019-97 (November 3, 1997 - Introduced in Board for consideration on November 10, 1997.) Adopted.

In connection with the above item, Supervisors Teng, Bierman, Medina requested to be added as co-sponsors.

[Permit, National Center for International School]
Resolution granting revocable permission to National Center for International School (NCIS) to install and construct underground conduits, including two (2) pre-emption programs for emergency egress by the San Francisco Fire Department, masts, booms, traffic signal lights and controllers for a signalized mid-block crosswalk between 150 and 151 Oak Street and adopting findings pursuant to Planning Code Section 101.1. Sponsors Supervisors Kaufman, Teng, Bierman. File 10-97-12, Resolution No. 1020-97 (November 3, 1997 - Introduced in Board for consideration on November 10, 1997.) Adopted.

In connection with the above item, Supervisors Teng, Bierman, requested to be added as co-sponsors.

[Discrimination Against Women]
Resolution supporting local implementation of the underlying principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and urging the United States Senate to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Sponsor Supervisor Kaufman, Katz, Teng, Bierman, Brown, Medina. File 13-97-35, Resolution No. 1021-97 (November 3, 1997 - Introduced in Board for consideration on November 10, 1997.) Adopted.

In connection with the above item, Supervisors Katz, Teng, Bierman, Brown, Medina requested to be added as co-sponsors.

[Transsexual Health Services]
Resolution urging elimination of exclusions for transsexual treatment and surgeries in City employee health plans. Sponsors Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Teng, Medina. File 78-97-4, Resolution No. 1024-97 (November 3, 1997 - Introduced in Board for consideration on November 10, 1997.) Adopted.

In connection with the above item, Supervisors Teng, Medina requested to be added as co-sponsors.

[Amended Map]
Motion approving amended map of 741-743-745-747A-747B Filbert Street, a Residential Condominium Project, being a subdivision of Lot 28 in Assessor’s Block No. 101, and adopting findings pursuant to Planning Code Section 101.1. (Department of Public Works) File 58-97-31 (October 30, 1997 - Referred to Board for consideration on November 10, 1997.) Adopted.

[Final Map]
Motion approving final map of 2990 Jackson Street, a Residential Condominium Project, being a subdivision of Lot 16 in Assessor’s Block No. 976, and adopting findings pursuant to Planning Code Section 101.1. (Department of Public Works) File 58-97-32 (October 30, 1997 - Referred to Board for consideration on November 10, 1997.) Adopted.

[Final Map]
Motion approving final map of Portside Phase II, a Residential Condominium Project, being a subdivision of Lot 138 in Assessor’s Block No. 3768, and adopting findings pursuant to Planning Code Section 101.1. (Real Estate Department) File 58-97-33 (October 30, 1997 - Referred to Board for consideration on November 10, 1997.) Adopted.

The foregoing items on the For Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar were adopted by the following vote: Ayes: Supervisors Ammiano, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Leal, Medina, Teng, Yaki, Yee-10. Absent: Supervisor Newsom-1. OFF-CALENDARLEGISLATION ROLLCALLFORINTRODUCTIONOFMEASURESANDCOMMUNICATION

S NOTCONSIDEREDORREPORTEDONBYCOMMITTEE Referred to Committee

[Apartment Unit Conversion]
Ordinance amending Administrative Code by amending Sections 41A.4 and 41A.5 to increase the minimum rental term from a daily term to a term of at least 30 days and by adding Section 41.A8 to provide specified administrative, civil and criminal penalties for violations of this chapter (Apartment Unit Conversion). Supervisors Teng, Newsom, Katz, Yaki, Brown, Medina, Leal presented. Referred to Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee.

File 097-97-034.01.

[Appropriation, Sheriff, Litigation]
Ordinance appropriating $8,750,000, Sheriff, from General Fund Litigation Reserve Balance to claims and judgments and authorizing settlement of litigation between Stolte, Inc., a division of Green International on behalf of itself and its sub-contractors and the City and County for $8,750,000. Supervisor Kaufman presented. Referred to Finance Committee.

File 101-97-034.

[Moratorium on Cabaret Licenses]
Ordinance amending Police Code by adding Section 1070.26 to create a moratorium on the issuance of cabaret permits for two years within the area bounded by Bush Street to the north, O’Farrell Street to the south, Taylor Street to the east and Van Ness Avenue to the west. Supervisor Medina presented. Referred to Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee.

File 110-97-001.

[Displaced Worker Protection Act]
Ordinance amending Police Code by adding Article 33C, Sections 3300C.1 through 3300C.6, to provide for the retention of security, janitorial, buildings maintenance and non-professional health care workers when a successor contract is awarded. Supervisor Bierman presented. Referred to Finance Committee.

File 121-97-010.

[Taxes, Add Common Administrative Provisions]
Ordinance amending Municipal Code, Part III, by adding Article 6, Sections 6.1-1 through 6.23.1, to add common administrative provisions for the transit occupancy tax, parking tax, utility users tax, emergency response fee, stadium operators tax, payroll expense tax and business tax and providing an effective date (January 1, 1998). Supervisor Kaufman presented. Referred to Finance Committee.

File 127-97-010.

[Transient Occupancy Tax]
Ordinance amending Municipal Code, Part III, Article 7 by amending Sections 501, 502, 502.5, 502.6, 502.6-1, 502.8, 502.8-1, 506 and 515 relating to definitions, rate of tax, surcharge, redevelopment project areas, exemptions and administration; and by repealing Sections 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515.1, 516, 517 and 518 relating to registration, returns, deficiency determinations, failure to file return, jeopardy determinations, redeterminations, penalties and interest, collection, Board of Review, savings clause, violations and providing an effective date (January 1, 1998). Supervisor Kaufman presented. Referred to Finance Committee.

File 127-97-011.

[Parking Tax]
Ordinance amending Municipal Code, Part III, by amending Article 9, Sections 601, 602, 602A, 602.5, 60 4, 606 and 615 relating to Parking Tax definitions, imposition and rate of tax, charges subject to tax, surcharge, collection of tax, exemptions and administration; repealing Sections 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 616, 617 and 618 concerning registration of operator, returns, deficiency determinations, failure to file return, jeopardy determinations, redeterminations, penalties and interest, collection of tax, savings clause, violations a misdemeanor and effective date; and providing an effective date (January 1, 1998). Supervisor Kaufman presented. Referred to Finance Committee.

File 127-97-012.

[Utility Users Tax]
Ordinance amending Municipal Code, Part III, Article 10, by amending Sections 701, 703, 704, 705, 706, 706.1, 707, 707.2, 708, 709, 713, 714, 715 and 720 relating to Utility Users Tax definitions, telephone users, electricity users, gas users, water users, steam users, exemptions, rate adjustments, collection, reporting, records, refunds, failure to pay and purpose; repealing Sections 702, 710, 711, 712, 714.1, 716, 718, 721 and 722 concerning exemptions, interest and penalties, failure to collect, Board of Review, residential hotels, regulations, violations, savings clause and providing an effective date (January 1, 1998). Supervisor Kaufman presented. Referred to Finance Committee.

File 127-97-013.

[Emergency Response Fee]
Ordinance amending Municipal Code, Part III, Article 10A by amending Sections 751, 754, 756 and 765 pertaining to emergency response fee definitions, exemptions, sunset of fee and refunds; by repealing Sections 763, 764, 767, 769, 771 and 772 relating to appeal, Board of Review, records, rules and regulations, violations; misdemeanor, savings clause and providing an effective date (January 1, 1998). Supervisor Kaufman presented. Referred to Finance Committee.

File 127-97-014.

[Stadium Operators Tax]
Ordinance amending Municipal Code, Part III, Article 11, by amending Sections 801 and 807 relating to stadium operators tax definitions and exemptions; by repealing Sections 809 through 840, 842, 843 and 844 concerning determination of tax due, returns, contents of returns, filing, extension of time, deficiency determinations, interest, offsetting payments, penalties, fraud, service, notice of deficiency determination, no return made, computation, interest, fraud, service, jeopardy determinations, nonpayment, redetermination, time for filing, hearing, alteration of determination, finality of order, time for payment, service, penalties and interest, refund, administration, Board of Review, examination of records, disclosure, savings clause, violations and providing an effective date (January 1, 1998). Supervisor Kaufman presented. Referred to Finance Committee.

File 127-97-015.

[Payroll Expense Tax]
Ordinance amending Administrative Code, Article 12-A by amending Sections 902.4, 903, 903.1, 904, 905, 905-A, 906A, 906B, 906C and 917.1 pertaining to payroll expense tax defining "employee", imposition of tax, rates of tax, apportionment, nexus, small business exemption, enterprise zone credit, new jobs credit, summer youth employment credit and relation to business tax ordinance; by repealing Sections 902.3, 902.7, 902.8, 902.9, 905-B, 907.1, 908, 909, 909.1, 910, 910.1, 911, 912, 913, 914, 914, 916, 917, 918 and 918.1 relating to defining "City and County", "Person", "Tax Collector", "Taxpayer", smaller business exemption, financial information, duties of tax collector, interest and penalties, amount of penalties underpayments, jeopardy assessments, overpayments, redetermination, Board of Review, legal actions, misdemeanor, savings clause, exemption, successors or assignees, and failure to withhold; providing an effective date (January 1, 1998). Supervisor Kaufman presented. Referred to Finance Committee.

File 127-97-016.

[Gross Receipts Tax]
Ordinance amending Municipal Code, Part III, Article 12-B, Business Tax, by amending Sections 1002.15, 1004, 1004.1 through 1004.13, 1004.15, 1004.16, 1004.17, 1004.18, 1005, 1005.5, 1005.6, 1005.7, 1005.8, 1007, 1007.3, 1008, and 1009 relating to real estate development, fixed place of business, commission merchants, brokers, contractor, hotels, apartments, laundries, cleaners, money lending, personal property rental, other businesses, retail sales, storage, freight forwarding, utilities, transporting persons for hire, trucking, wholesale sales, architects, engineers, nonprofit garage corporations, tax rates, firearms sales, constitutional exemptions, enterprise zone credit, new jobs credit, summer youth employment credit, garment manufacturers credit, registration, fictitious business names, suspension, revocation of certificates payments, returns; by repealing Sections 1002.4, 1002.8, 1002.14, 1004.14, 1005.3-1, 1005.4, 1009.1, 1009.2, 1010, 1010.1, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1013.1, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026 and 1027 concerning "City and County" "Person", "Tax Collector", controller’s report, small business exemption, other exemptions, financial information, penalties, deficiency determinations, jeopardy assessments, no return made, redetermination, penalties, amount of penalties, actions, remedies, duty of successors, failure to withhold, refunds, tax collector, Board of Review, records required, examination, payments by mail, confidentiality, severability, violations, licensing and effective dates; and providing an effective date (January 1, 1998. Supervisor Kaufman presented. Referred to Finance Committee.

File 127-97-017. Referred to Board

[Proclaim, James M. Gerstley Day]
Resolution declaring November 11, 1997 "James M. Gerstley Day" in San Francisco in honor of his 90th birthday. Supervisor Yaki presented. Referred to Board for Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar November 17, 1997. File 004-97-046.

[Honor Coalition for Immigrant Rights]
Resolution honoring the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights for advocating for the rights of all immigrants and for advancing the struggle for social and economic justice for all people and in recognition of the 10th Anniversary of the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, do hereby proclaim November 19, 1997 as "Immigrant Rights Day" in San Francisco. Supervisor Teng presented. Referred to Board for Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar November 17, 1997. File 006-97-197.

[Gordon Chin]
Resolution commending Chinatown Resource Center and the Chinese Community Housing Corporation on the occasion of their 20th Anniversary for their outstanding contributions in comprehensive neighborhood planning and resident empowerment and leadership and declaring November 18, 1997 to be "Gordon Chin Day" with all the requisite happy faces to appropriately honor this wonderful community activist. Supervisors Teng, Kaufman presented. Referred to Board for Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar November 17, 1997. File 006-97-198.

[Commend, S. J. Hugh Allen]
Resolution commending the lifetime achievements of S. J. Hugh Allen on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Supervisor Yaki presented. Referred to Board for Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar November 17, 1997. File 006-97-199.

[Commend Holy Family Day Home]
Resolution commending the Holy Family Day Home for its 85 years of service to the children of San Francisco. Supervisors Yaki, Kaufman presented. Referred to Board for Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar November 17, 1997. File 006-97-200.

[Commend Nancy Pelosi]
Resolution commending Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for her No on Fast Track support to protect workers who have lost and will lose jobs because of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Supervisor Ammiano presented. Referred to Board for Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar November 17, 1997. File 006-97-201.

[Commend Thomas I. Atkins]
Resolution commending Thomas I. Atkins for his sterling leadership and outstanding commitment to civil rights. Supervisor Brown presented. Referred to Board for Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar November 17, 1997. File 006-97-202.

[Commend Alamo Elementary School]
Resolution commending Alamo Elementary School for providing outstanding educational services to the children of the City and County of San Francisco. Supervisors Yee, Yaki, Kaufman presented. Referred to Board for Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar November 17, 1997. File 006-97-203. Referred to Committee

[Muni Fast Pass on BART]
Resolution recognizing the continuing importance of using the Muni fast pass on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) and urging the Public Transportation Commission to extend the agreement providing for its use. Supervisors Ammiano, Katz, Medina presented. Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 007-97-015.

[Community Use Bike Program Liability]
Resolution urging the State Legislature to sponsor and support legislation inspired by the Colorado Immunity Act, which limits liability for municipalities that allow community use bicycle programs to exist in their jurisdictions. Supervisor Newsom presented. Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 012-97-033.

[Central Freeway Mitigation Measures]
Draft resolution urging that the implementation plan of Caltrans for the Central Freeway (Proposition H) include mitigation measures to be completed within six months of passage of this resolution. Supervisors Yaki, Kaufman, Leal, Newsom, Brown presented. Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 085-97-007.

[Central Freeway]
Resolution urging the San Francisco Transportation Authority to develop a northern access plan for the Central Freeway and a companion traffic safety plan and to assess the costs and benefits of constructing additional on and or off-ramps to the Central Freeway South of Market Street. Supervisors Ammiano, Katz presented. Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 085-97-008. Referred to Board

[Parks Conference]
Resolution supporting the Mayor in his decision to call for a one day Parks Conference to coordinate efforts among the various entities working individually to improve our park system. Supervisors Newsom, Medina presented. Referred to Board for Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar November 17, 1997. File 193-97-010. Referred to Committee

[Piazzoni Murals]
Resolution urging the Asian Art Commission to protect and preserve the Piazzoni paintings currently located in the old Main Library by removing them from the building before major construction begins and urging the Asian Art Commission to conserve the paintings and explore options for their disposition. Supervisors Yaki, Teng, Yee, Katz presented. Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 197-97-001.02. RequestsforHearings:

[Parks Conference Outcome]
Hearing to consider the information learned from the Mayor’s one day Parks Conference in order to establish purviews and delineate projects among the various entities working on park related issues; to continue dialogue with input from the general public and to discuss how the Board may best assist efforts in improving our parks system. Supervisors Newsom, Medina presented. Referred to Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee.

File 193-97-010.01.

[Glass Ceiling Issues by Women in City Government Hearing to evaluate glass ceiling issues experienced by women in City government. Supervisor Teng presented. Referred to Health, Family and Environment Committee with request it be considered at the December 11, 1997 meeting. File 254-97-001.01.

[Hate Violence/Public Safety on Muni]
Hearing to consider incidents of hate violence and public safety on the Municipal Railway system. Supervisors Medina, Katz, Teng presented. Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 007-97-004.01. Motions: Referred to Board

[Needle Exchange Emergency]
Motion concurring in the determination of the Mayor for the continued need for the declaration of emergency in connection with the needle exchange program. Supervisors Leal, Bierman, Teng, Ammiano, Yaki, Kaufman, Katz, Brown, Newsom, Medina, Yee presented. Referred to Board for Adoption Without Committee Reference Calendar November 17, 1997. File 030-97-001.21. IntroducedbythePresidentattheRequestofDepartments Ordinances Referred to Committee File 036-97-006.

[Zoning Map Amendments - Waterfront]
Ordinance amending Planning Code by amending Sectional Map No. 1 SU of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco to reclassify property located on the west side of the Embarcadero between Jefferson and Bay Streets, all of Assessor’s Block 15, 16, 17 and 35, from the Northern Waterfront Special Use District Number 1 to Waterfront Special Use District Number 3, to add property on the west side of the Embarcadero between Harrison and Berry Streets, all of Assessor’s Blocks 3770, 3771, 3790, 3792 and 3801, Lot 1 in Assessor’s Block 3769, to Waterfront Special Use District Number 3, and to add property on the east side of the Embarcadero from Pier 26 to China Basin, a portion of Assessor’s Block 9900, to Waterfront Special Use District Number 1, all as generally shown on the maps attached as Exhibits A and B; companion measure to Files 271-97-10, 271-97-10.1, 271-97-10.2, 115-97-15. (Planning Department) (Planning Commission Resolution No. 14470 dated 10/16/97, approving proposed Zoning Map.) Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 045-97-124.

[Kennedy, et al. v. CCSF, et al.]
Ordinance authorizing settlement of litigation of plaintiffs Sarah Kennedy and Heather Piccone against the City and County of San Francisco by payment of $137,581.69. (Superior Court No. 973-096). (City Attorney) Referred to Rules Committee.

File 045-97-125.

[Humberto Garcia v. CCSF, et al.]
Ordinance authorizing settlement of litigation of Humberto Garcia against the City and County of San Francisco by payment of $139,000 plus waiver of San Francisco General Hospital lien of $15,589.82. (Superior Court No. 968-854). (City Attorney) Referred to Rules Committee.

File 097-97-064.

[Claims Deadlines]
Ordinance amending Administrative Code by amending Section 10.20-3, to change the deadline for filing a claim for death or injury to the person or to personal property or growing crops from 100 days to six months. (Clerk of the Board) Referred to Rules Committee.

File 101-97-030.

[Appropriation, Mayor’s Office]
Ordinance appropriating $800,000, Mayor’s Office, of Citizen’s Option for Public Safety (COPS) Program Revenue, to implement part of the comprehensive juvenile justice action plan and to fund the start up costs of five pilot programs for fiscal year 1997-98. RO #97144. (Controller) Referred to Finance Committee.

File 101-97-031.

[Appropriation, Mayor’s Office]
Ordinance appropriating and rescinding $95,200 for salaries and fringe benefits and for the creation of two (2) positions for fiscal year 1997-98; companion measure to File 102-97-10. RO #97149. (Controller) Referred to Finance Committee.

File 101-97-032.

[Appropriation, Public Utilities Commission]
Ordinance appropriating $1,648,000, Public Utilities Commission, from Clearwater Fund Balance to claims and judgments, PUC-Clearwater Program, for fiscal year 1997-98 and authorizing settlement of litigation of Walter and Ramona Yee against the City and County of San Francisco; companion measure to File 45-97-123. RO #97146. (Controller) Referred to Finance Committee.

File 101-97-033.

[Appropriation, Mayor’s Office]
Ordinance appropriating $100,000, Mayor’s Office, from the General Fund Reserve-Youthline for the implementation of the Youthline Program for fiscal year 1997-98. RO #97148. (Controller) Referred to Finance Committee.

File 106-96-003.01.

[Benefits for Court Employees]
Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 289-96, which set schedules of compensation and other economic benefits for fiscal year 1997-97 for certain classifications of persons employed by the Municipal Court for the City and County of San Francisco, by adding certain retirement benefits for Court Reporters. (Municipal Court) Referred to Finance Committee.

File 115-97-015.

[Planning Code Amendment - Waterfront]
Ordinance amending Planning Code by amending Sections 102.14, 124, 161, 205.1, 227, 240, 240.1, 240.2, 240.3, 263, 263.2 and 263.3 to rename the Northern Waterfront Special Use Districts as the Waterfront Special Use Districts, to include piers within the definition of lots, to allow reductions in parking requirements within Waterfront Special Use Districts, to allow broader sponsorship for festivals and other celebrations eligible as temporary uses, to include waterborne commerce, navigation, fisheries and recreation uses as principal uses within M-1 and M-2 Districts, to create a Waterfront design review process and design advisory committee, to allow uses permitted or conditionally permitted by Planning Code Section 201 as principal uses and conditional uses, respectively, within Waterfront Special Uses District Number 1 if the uses are included within the Waterfront Land Use Plan, to modify criteria for conditional use approvals in Waterfront Special Use District Numbers 1 and 3; companion measure to Files 271-97-10, 271-97-10.1, 271-97-10.2. 36-97-6. (Planning Department) (Planning Commission Resolution No. 14469 dated 10/16/97, approving proposed Planning Code amendments and recommending adoption.) Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 271-97-010.01.

[Waterfront Amendments to the General Plan]
Ordinance approving amendments to the Northeastern Waterfront Plan, Central Waterfront Plan, Commerce and Industry Element and Recreation and Open Space Element of the General Plan of the City and County of San Francisco (Planning File No. 96.301M); companion measure to Files 271-97-10, 271-97-10.2, 36-97-6, 115-97-15. (Planning Department) (Planning Commission Resolution No. 14467 dated 10/16/96, adopting amendments to the General Plan.) Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 271-97-010.02.

[Waterfront Boundary Adjustments]
Ordinance approving amendments to the boundaries of the Northeastern Waterfront Plan and Central Waterfront Plan of the General Plan of the City and County of San Francisco to eliminate overlapping areas with the Downtown Plan, Rincon Hill Plan, South of Market Plan and South Bayshore Plan (Planning File No. 96.310M); companion measure to Files 271-97-10, 271-97-10.1, 36-97-6, 115-97-15. (Planning Department) (Planning Commission Resolution No. 14468 dated 10/16/97, adopting the boundary changes to the Northeastern and Central Waterfront Plans.) (Exempt Status: General Rule Exclusion (State Guidelines, Section 1506(b)(3).) Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

Resolutions Referred to Committee File 018-97-009.

[Stop Intersections]
Resolution designating certain intersections as "STOP" intersections. DPT Order No. 1402. (Department of Parking and Traffic) Referred to Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee.

File 019-97-010.

[Parking Regulations, Various Locations]
Resolution enacting and rescinding parking regulations at various locations. DPT Order No. 1402. (Department of Parking and Traffic) Referred to Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee.

File 020-97-009.

[Traffic Regulations, Various Streets]
Resolution enacting and rescinding traffic regulations on various streets. DPT Order No. 1402. (Department of Parking and Traffic) Referred to Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee.

File 038-97-016.

[Gift Acceptance]
Resolution accepting gift valued at $400,000 from the Koshland Family for the renovation of Daniel E. Koshland, Sr. Park. (Recreation and Park Department) Referred to Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee.

File 115-97-004.01.

[Negative Declaration, Scott St. Senior Housing]
Resolution adopting Final Negative Declaration, finding and determining that the Scott Street Senior Housing Development and Special Use District on Assessor’s Block 681, Lots 15, 18, 19, 22, 29A, 29B, 38 and 40, for the properties located at 1600-1608 Scott Street; 2158-2180 Post Street; 2251-2267 Sutter Street will have no significant impact on the environment, and adopting and incorporating findings of Final Negative Declaration; companion measure to Files 115-97-4, 115-97-5, 36-97-1, 36-97-2. (Planning Department) (Final Negative Declaration adopted and issued on 10/17/97.) Referred to Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee.

File 146-97-022.

[Grant, California Endowment Community Health]
Resolution authorizing the Department of Public Health to accept retroactively and expend a grant in the amount of $109,538, from the California Endowment’s Community Health Investment Program, to develop a plan for a comprehensive long-term care services delivery system. (Department of Public Health) Referred to Health, Family and Environment Committee.

File 172-97-074.

[Contract, DPT School Crossing Guard Program]
Resolution authorizing the Department of Parking and Traffic to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the San Francisco Unified School District to implement a school crossing guard program and approving an indemnification clause contained in the Memorandum of Understanding. (Department of Parking and Traffic) Referred to Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee.

File 192-97-005.

[Grant - State Funds]
Resolution authorizing the Executive Director of the Department of Parking and Traffic to retroactively apply for, accept and expend a grant of $215,000 of fiscal year 1997-98 California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) funds for a new staff position to oversee a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program. (Department of Parking and Traffic) Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 192-97-005.

[Grant - State Funds]
Resolution authorizing the Executive Director of the Department of Parking and Traffic to retroactively apply for, accept and expend a grant of $215,000 of fiscal year 1997-98 California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) funds for a new staff position to oversee a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program. (Department of Parking and Traffic) Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 192-97-006.

[Grant - Federal Funds]
Resolution authorizing the Executive Director of the Department of Parking and Traffic to retroactively apply for, accept and expend a grant in Federal funds in the amount of $372,086 for two traffic and bicycle safety projects; providing for ratification of action previously taken. (Department of Parking and Traffic) Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 192-97-007.

[Grant - Federal Funds]
Resolution authorizing the Executive Director of the Department of Parking and Traffic to retroactively apply for, accept and expend a grant in Federal funds in the amount of $1,605,500 for two traffic and bicycle safety projects; putting contract costs on reserve; providing for ratification of action previously taken. (Department of Parking and Traffic) Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

File 242-97-001.

[Federal Grant - Gender Equity Education Program]
Resolution authorizing the Commission on the Status of Women to apply for a grant from the United States Department of Education Women’s Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Program, for a gender equity education program implementation grant in an amount not to exceed $400,000. (Commission on the Status of Women) Referred to Finance Committee with request it be considered at the November 12, 1997 meeting. File 271-97-010.

[CEQA Findings, Waterfront Land Use Plan]
Resolution endorsing the Planning Commission’s certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report and adopting findings, including a statement of overriding considerations, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in connection with the General Plan text and boundary amendments, and amendments to the Planning Code and Zoning Map implementing the Waterfront Land Use Plan; companion measure to Files 271-97-10.1, 271-97-10.2, 36-97-6, 115-97-15. (Planning Department) Referred to Economic Development, Transportation and Technology Committee.

RequestsGranted
There being no objection, the Board directed the Clerk to comply with the following requests: By Supervisor Ammiano, that letters be sent to the Honorable Police Commission, Chief of Police and Sheriff concerning the use of pepper spray to urge reconsideration on the usage of pepper spray until conclusive studies have been completed detailing the effects of oleoresin capsicum on the human body.

MotionsAdopted

Motion that the Board adjourns its meeting this date out of respect to the memory of the following deceased: Mildred Levin Sponsor Supervisor Kaufman. Joan Williams Sponsor Supervisor Bierman. Lou Montes Sponsor Supervisor Leal. Jose Santana (By the entire Board) File 2-97-43 Unanimously adopted by a rising vote.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the Board at the hour of 3:30 p.m. adjourned. John L. Taylor, Clerk N.B. This Journal of Proceedings sets forth all actions taken by the Board of Supervisors on the matters stated, but not necessarily the chronological sequence in which the matters were taken up. Approved by the Board of Supervisors on . I, John L. Taylor, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Journal of Proceedings of the Board meeting of the date stated and that it was approved as recited. John L. Taylor Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

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