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Mayor Lee and Sup. Sheehy visit Glen Park

Mayor Ed Lee and District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy did a walk through of Glen Park on Thursday, Nov. 30, chatting with local business owners and promoting the “Shop Local” program. Marian Dalere of Dalere’s Beauty Salon got these photos. Zoel from the gift store Perch told her that the mayor bought two ornaments.

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City Agency Hearings + Sheehy Legislation

  • The SF Municipal Transportation Agency meets Tuesday, December 5, 1 p.m. in City Hall, room 400. See full agenda here.

13. Amending Transportation Code, Division II to revise the definition of “Downtown Core”; establish a citywide parking meter zone with variable parking meter rates; establish citywide variable motorcycle parking meter rates; provide a description and maps of the area in the parking meter zone; establish criteria for periodically adjusting parking meter rates; modify Special Event parking meter rates and areas; and eliminate Parking Meter Zone Numbers One through Four. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, amendment, maps, policies and resolution.)

  • The Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, December 5, 2 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

Nothing specific to GP, but an important meeting so duly noted.

  • The Recreation and Parks Department Capital Committee meets Wednesday, December 6, 2 p.m. in City Hall, room 416
  • The Recreation and Parks Department Operations Committee meets Thursday, December 7, 2 p.m. in City Hall, room 416

[Editor’s note: I was told agendas are posted 72 hours prior to meetings, so join me on Monday and Tuesday checking here to see if they’re living up to their word. I did not find this to be true last month, just to know. Also, I’ve asked to be put on the agenda mailing list but so far have received nothing. Grrr.]


SHEEHY LEGISLATION

  • The Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation Committee meets Monday, December 4, at 1:30 p.m. in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

170985 [Public Works and Subdivision Codes – City Maintenance of Street Trees] Sponsor: Sheehy
Ordinance amending the Public Works Code to implement Charter, Section 16.129 (Proposition E, November 2016) and generally provide that the City shall maintain Street Trees and be liable for injuries and property damage resulting from the failure to maintain Street Trees; amending the Subdivision Code to incorporate conforming changes regarding Street Tree maintenance; and affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act.
9/12/17; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee.
9/19/17; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.
9/21/17; RESPONSE RECEIVED.
The Chair intends to entertain a motion to refer this item to the full Board as a Committee Report for consideration on December 5, 2017.

 

  • The Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, December 5, 2 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

9. 171041 [Planning Code – Cannabis Regulation] Sponsors: Mayor; Sheehy
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to 1) regulate cannabis land uses, including, among other things, adult use cannabis retail, Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, delivery-only services, manufacture of cannabis products, cannabis cultivation, and cannabis testing; 2) allow Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in additional zoning districts; 3) establish a land use process for the conversion of existing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Cannabis Retail establishments; 4) establish location and operating conditions for cannabis uses; 5) repeal Ordinance No. 186-17, which limited the number of medical cannabis dispensaries in Supervisorial District 11; 6) delete superseded Planning Code provisions; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and public necessity, convenience and welfare findings pursuant to Planning Code, Section 302.
11/14/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/14/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/14/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/14/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/14/2017; CONTINUED AS AMENDED ON FIRST READING.
11/28/2017; NOT AMENDED.
11/28/2017; NOT AMENDED.
11/28/2017; NOT AMENDED.
11/28/2017; NOT AMENDED.
11/28/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLE.
11/28/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/28/2017; NOT AMENDED.
11/28/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/28/2017; PASSED ON FIRST READING AS AMENDED.
Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?

10. 171042 [Various Codes – Regulation of Cannabis Businesses] Sponsors: Mayor; Sheehy
Ordinance amending the Administrative, Business and Tax Regulations, Health, and Police Codes to comprehensively regulate commercial activities relating to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, sale, and delivery of medicinal and adult use cannabis by, among other things: 1) requiring businesses that engage in commercial cannabis activities to obtain a permit from the Office of Cannabis; 2) requiring the Director of the Office of Cannabis to implement an Equity Program to promote equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry by providing priority permitting for Equity Applicants and Equity Incubators, as defined; 3) defining eligibility for temporary and permanent cannabis business permits; 4) establishing priorities for the review of cannabis business permit applications; 5) establishing operating standards for cannabis businesses; 6) establishing criteria for granting, denying, suspending, and revoking cannabis business permits; 7) requiring all cannabis businesses to ensure that 50% of work hours are performed by San Francisco residents, and cannabis businesses with ten or more employees to adopt labor peace agreements; 8) authorizing the imposition of fines and penalties for violation of local and state laws governing cannabis businesses, and establishing procedures by which cannabis businesses may appeal a fine or permit penalty; 9) allowing pre-existing non-conforming cannabis operators to register with the Office of Cannabis and apply for cannabis business permits in 2018; 10) prohibiting the consumption of cannabis and cannabis products on the premises of all cannabis businesses, except Storefront Cannabis Retailers and Cannabis Microbusinesses that obtain consumption permits from the Department of Public Health; 11) prohibiting until January 1, 2019, tours of cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, and cannabis microbusinesses, and authorizing the Director of Cannabis to extend the prohibition on tours, or establish guidelines for the operation of tours; 12) prohibiting the acceptance of new applications for medical cannabis dispensary permits, starting January 1, 2018; 13) allowing medical cannabis dispensaries to sell adult use cannabis for a period of 120 days, starting January 1, 2018, and prohibiting medical cannabis dispensaries from cultivating cannabis under the authority of a medical cannabis dispensary permit, starting April 1, 2018; 14) establishing a sunset date of December 31, 2018, for Article 33 of the Health Code (“Medical Cannabis Act”); 15) requiring the Department of Public Health to implement an ongoing public health education campaign about the safe consumption and health benefits of cannabis; 16) requiring the Controller to submit a report to the Board of Supervisors within one year of the effective date of Article 16 recommending whether the issuance of cannabis business permits should be subject to any limits; 17) establishing an Equity Operator Fund to receive any monies appropriated for the purpose of assisting Equity Operators; 18) eliminating the duty of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to send letters annually to state and federal officials requesting that cannabis be regulated and taxed; and affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act.

11/14/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/14/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/14/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/14/2017; NOT AMENDED.
11/14/2017; CONTINUED AS AMENDED ON FIRST READING.
11/28/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/28/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/28/2017; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/28/2017; PASSED ON FIRST READING AS AMENDED.
Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?

12. 170938 [Planning Code, Zoning Map – 1629 Market Street Special Use District] Sponsors: Mayor; Kim and Sheehy
Ordinance amending the Planning Code and the Zoning Map to add the 1629 Market Street Special Use District; making findings under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and findings of public necessity, convenience, and welfare under Planning Code, Section 302.
Question: Shall this Ordinance be PASSED ON FIRST READING?

36. 170985 [Public Works and Subdivision Codes – City Maintenance of Street Trees] Sponsor: Sheehy
Ordinance amending the Public Works Code to implement Charter, Section 16.129, (Proposition E, November 2016) and generally provide that the City shall maintain Street Trees and be liable for injuries and property damage resulting from the failure to maintain Street Trees; amending the Subdivision Code to incorporate conforming changes regarding Street Tree maintenance; and affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act.
Question: Shall this Ordinance be PASSED ON FIRST READING?

39. 171261 [Cancer Screen Week – December 4, 2017, through December 8, 2017] Sponsor: Sheehy
Resolution declaring December 4, 2017, through December 8, 2017, as Cancer Screen Week, identifying the burden of cancer in San Francisco and the United States, and urging citizens to talk with their healthcare providers about appropriate screenings for prevention and early detection of cancer.
11/28/2017; REFERRED FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT COMMITTEE REFERENCE AGENDA AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.
Question: Shall this Resolution be ADOPTED?

 

  • The Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee meets Thursday, December 7, at 2:30 p.m. in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

2. 170788 [Hearing – Institutional Housing for Seniors] Sponsors: Yee; Peskin, Fewer, Sheehy, Ronen and Safai
Hearing to consider the state of, and understand the efforts of City departments regarding, institutional housing, particularly assisted living, residential care facilities, and small beds for seniors in San Francisco; and requesting the Department of Aging and Adult Services, and Department of Public Health to report.
6/27/17; RECEIVED AND ASSIGNED to the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee.
7/3/17; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.

3. 171264 [Hearing – Pacific Gas and Electric Company Explosion at 3987 Mission Street] Sponsors: Ronen; Sheehy
Hearing on the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) explosion at 3987 Mission Street on November 27, 2017; reporting on the cause; protocols for monitoring, prevention of future disasters, and emergency response; outreach and support for affected residents during and after the incident; and other pertinent information; and requesting PG&E, Fire Department, Police Department, Department of Emergency Management, and Human Services Agency to report.
11/28/17; RECEIVED AND ASSIGNED to the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee.

4. 171214 [Hearing – Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes] Sponsor: Sheehy
Hearing on anti-LGBTQ hate crimes; and requesting the District Attorney, Human Rights Commission, and the Police Department to report.
11/14/17; RECEIVED AND ASSIGNED to the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee.
11/21/17; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.

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Meet Captain Jack Hart, Ingleside Station’s New Leader

Forwarded from Hoodline’s Will Carruthers

 

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On October 21, Captain Jack Hart, an 18-year member of the San Francisco Police Department, took the top post at Ingleside Station, which covers the city’s second-largest policing district.

We spoke with Hart about his background, his first month in charge and the challenges he expects to face.

This interview has been edited and condensed.

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SFPD Captain Jack Hart. | Photo: SFPD
Hoodline: What’s your background with the SFPD?

Jack Hart: My great-grandfather, Charles W. King, was a streetcar driver going up and down Market Street. He and his wife, Georgia King, had their first son right around April 1906. When the great quake hit on April 18, the hospital they were in collapsed, and Charles joined the Police Department immediately.

His star number was 596, the same star number I wear. He served for 25 years [before being] hit and killed by a drunk driver while acting as a crossing guard for school kids on Alemany Boulevard in 1931.

I grew up in Diamond Heights and I currently live in Sunnyside, both in the Ingleside District. Generations of my family have lived in Ingleside District, yet I have never policed the area because I have worked at four of the other stations: Southern, Tenderloin, Mission and Bayview-Hunters Point.

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Hart at a community meeting in 2015. | PHOTO: CAITLIN HARRINGTON/HOODLINE
I’m also an attorney, so I spent several years in our legal office acting as an attorney on behalf of the Police Department in civil, criminal, state and federal courts.

I joined the department in June 1999, so I’m relatively new in the department but I have a lot of family experience. I was a police cadet with the Police Activities League when I was 14.

With all of those connections, it’s not just a professional accomplishment to be the captain of Ingleside Station, it’s also a personal mission because I’m so connected to this district. I want this place to be great too.

How have you spent your first month on the job?

I’ve spent the entire month trying to figure out the cops, the community and the crime, and not necessarily in that order.

I’ve probably been to about 30 community meetings so far. It’s been great because everyone is so motivated to fix these neighborhood issues. I’d be really concerned if there were only three or four people showing up to these meetings, but most of them have 30 or 40, which is great.

Even if they’re yelling at me, it shows me they care.

SFPD’s Ingleside District.
What are some of the unique features of Ingleside Station and what do you think will be some of the biggest challenges?

One of the challenges of the Ingleside is that it’s a big district. I think we’re about 25 percent of the city, about the size of Daly City with the population of Daly City, basically shoved into one police district.

It’s a lot of real estate to cover … All of that creates this challenge that we are really reliant on our police cars to cover the distance, which kind of sucks, to be frank.

Our challenge is that our cops are all in their cars. They put an average of 50 to 60 miles a day in the car.

One of the challenges is getting officers out of their cars to engage on a block-by-block basis, so that they can understand the unique challenges and strengths of each neighborhood—especially in areas that have violence issues like Visitacion Valley in the Sunnydale neighborhoods.

We’re spending a lot of time down there, and other neighborhoods are not necessarily getting the same investment on a day-to-day basis.

The biggest challenge is that we need more cops. We’re probably a good 25 to 30 cops short of where we should be in terms of all our responsibilities and all the things we need.

This story was published in partnership with the Ingleside-Excelsior Light.

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