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an -- >> as i understand it a permit was approved and issued. it was not taken to the site. what is the practical affect of that? it is not as if the permit had been held up for approved -- or not approved? >> it had been approved in march. there was an oversight with park and rec that got a knowledge that they did not pick it up. the plans were already seen and approved. someone did not pay to pick up a permanenit and get it in the st. >> there was no impact on the project? >> i think there was some work that got done because of the issue of the permit. >> having signed off on it?
>> it is not something we encourage. we prefer people to get it, and it helped, because of the process had not been done right, 15 days might have been gone. in how the appeal because the permit did not get issued -- it helped the appeal because the permit did not get issued until july. if it had been done right this should have been issued around the start of march. >> technically, until it is actually issued, it is not a permit. >> exactly, it is a permit application but not a permit. >> the complete review had already occurred. it was ready to be issued in march. >> it had gone through the planning department, and the other departments were still going through the review with a
different city agencies with other permits. >> thanks. >> ready? >> yes. the permit holders brief wrote it down, and i am in agreement with how they broke it down into three major components of the appeal, and i am in agreement that certain planning issues that have been raised on the environmental phase and the project review basis is not appealable to this particular body in general.
it is always interesting. there is a little bit of a gray area in terms of what has been entitled in planning versus what becomes part of of building permit. in general i wouldn't agree that many issues -- i would agree that many issues are best addressed in a different form than this particular body. the other issue relates to the building permit itself, and the third deals with 88 issues that were raised region -- with ada issues that were raised. it is extremely difficult. based upon what i saw in the
document and read, i am in concurrence they are in conformance with ada code in specific code and in determination. the last part dealing with the permit itself i think is a little more cloudy because work was started without a permit, and if they picked it up in march, this would have happened already. therefore there would be no impact on construction. i would not quite call it oversight, but it has very little impact on the nature of the appeal itself and the nature
of construction. special inspections are going to occur with elements that have not been touched yet, so i do not see it having any impact. therefore, i am in support of upholding the permanenit. >> i would echo those comments. i think it is good to have this process. i think it is frustrating for a community that wants to have this go forward, but that is why we are here. i think the concerns need to be heard. tonight i wanted to be satisfied that the issue was resolved and that is a non issue. and there were other concerns raised about the work done without the technical
compliance. i am not concerned, given that it is a non-material, an issue that has no impact on the work other than delaying the work through this appeal as well as the site of special inspection, so my inclination would be to uphold a permit. >> i agree with fellow commissioners. i do not have anything else sudato add other than to say i m also very glad we have this forum and that people are able to participate, and i would encourage the community to continue to be actively involved and something that is so special to the neighborhood and has brought such a passionate new points on all sides, and i encourage you to continue to participate in the process, because we all have a stake in the beauty of this
city and parks and open spaces, so thank you for being here. >> i am going to move to uphold the permanenit based upon the ft that is code compliance. -- compliant. >> we have a motion from the vice president to deny this appeal and uphold the permit on the basis that it is code compliance. on that motion -- [calling votes]
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probably everyone has tried, something bacon tell us delicious. >> -- people tell us is delicious. >> hopefully you think the same thing. >> hopefully i am going to win. we're in the financial district. there is a food truck right there. every day changes. it is easy and fun to go down. these are going to be really good. >> how are you going to dominate? >> i think he does not know what he is doing. >> i was thinking of doing [unintelligible] we are underrepresented. >> i was singing of starting an irish pub. that was my idea. >> one our biggest is the corned
beef and cabbage. we are asking people what they're thinking in getting some feedback. >> for a lot of people i am sure this combination looks very wrong. it might not sound right on paper but when you taste it to or have it in your mouth, it is a variety. this is one of the best ways in creating community. people gather around and talk about it and get to know different cultures. that brings people together and i hope more off the grid style and people can mingle and interact and remove all our differences and work on our similarities. this creates opportunity. >> the time has come and i am very hungry. what have you got? >> i got this from on the go, a sandwich, and a caramel
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come to the august 29 at san francisco police commission meeting. this is our monthly meeting we held the last wednesday of the month in that community. we rotate these meetings through various district stations and tonight is the turn of captain tom in central station. i would like to welcome you. as the commissioner, this is one of the best parts of being on the commission, going out to the community once a month and the meeting at different communities and hearing from you what your concerns are. i see we are setting up with the interpreters, maybe i should slow down a bit. let me know when you are ready.
what we usually do at the meeting is have the commissioners introduce themselves and tell us what they do during that day job. the police commission job is allegedly a part-time job, but it is far from a part-time job, but it is a very rewarding. we will start to my left and tell you about what we do during the day. >> hello, everyone. a little bit about myself -- i am a native san franciscan and the newest member of the police commission. i was born in san francisco and this is where i raised my three daughters with my husband, tom, in case you are watching. during my day job, i run a building center in the southeast sector of our city that is addressing the, and stress that use faced with that community violence they face in that part of the city. we're trying to do some innovative and interesting things to get those kids on track. i am a former prosecutor and i
was the public safety adviser to kamela harris. >> my name is carol kinsley and i was like to think captain tom and the elementary school for hosting us. i have again on the police commission for two years and has our president indicated, it is a very rewarding job and very enjoyable job and made more enjoyable by being out in the community and seeing folks like you show up and provide us with your input. thank you for being here tonight. i have been an attorney working in the financial district of san francisco for about 30 years. presently, my day job is as a business contract mediator. i have one son and he was born
and raised in san francisco. , but aside from the police commission-related activities i do in my spare time, i serve on the board of directors and as an officer in the law center to prevent gun violence, a nonprofit organization founded around 20 years ago aimed at a national effort to reduce gun violence. thank you. >> [speaking cantonese] i'm a staff attorney at the asian law caucus just down the street, a nonprofit civil rights organization that provides legal services in a number of areas and i worked on criminal justice and juvenile issues.
that is my day job. i also live in the sunset district of san francisco, which i think we have for chinatown's -- it's one of our other chinatowns in san francisco. my parents are immigrants from china and owned a chinese restaurant for a long time in portland, oregon. a couple of other things i want to get across -- my interest in terms of the commission includes language access, cultural competency, a juvenile issues and immigrant rights. thank you for coming tonight. >> i am also a native san franciscan. my wife and i have raised their two children here. they are native san franciscan, as is my wife. my day job is i am an attorney but prior to that i was an assistant district attorney in san francisco. for nine years, i was an assistant night -- an assistant united states attorney assigned to the organized crime unit.
i'm on this commission because i love this city and i take our police department is a special part of the city. without further ado, i would like you to call line-item number-one. >> the chief's report -- a review of recent activities with chief gregory, sir. >> >> these chairs are hard to get out of. i apologize for having my back to the commission. it's always fun for me to come back to the central district. i came in about 31 years ago. my first time was in october, i
had a some of my best times as a police officer we are a little bigger and a little bolder but we love our time in the central. recent reports in san francisco -- property crime is up a bit, but not a lot. violent crime continues to be down in san francisco, although homicides are up. that is attributable to a spike in gun violence in and of the homicides that occurred back in march, where five people were killed in a single residence, otherwise it, gun violence is down by about 5% and violent crime is down from where it was last year. one particular crime of note
effecting the asian community are these crimes perpetrated by groups going into asian women suggesting they can get rid of evil spirits in exchange for money. i was speaking with commander be also oversees the downtown stations where the suspects told a woman to take out a certain amount of money and that was to be placed under a mattress until the end of august. this happened a while ago. in the amount of time this woman believes germany was under her mattress, is suspect made -- believed her money was under her mattress, the suspect made good her escape. in exchange for you doing something in money, they can get rid of the evil spirits -- please contact the police department immediately so we can take action. it is not a legitimate exercise
of evil spirits. cahow recent activities of note -- a big one this weekend was america's cup. we had somewhere in the neighborhood of 150,000 people over four days a visit to the marina. some of the best sailors in the world raced around the bay and the practice round. the next day will be hugely busy weekend here in the central district as it is the second weekend in october which will be america's cup fleet week, the blue angels, the italian heritage club parade, the 49ers, the giants, hardly strictly but bluegrass in golden gate park. the san francisco police department will be fully deployed in the second weekend and hopefully it is going to be
a great day nationally for the whole country to see it and we can get that many more people wanting to come and visit. today is the 45th anniversary of sgt -- passing of sergeant john d. young. we continue to keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers. i will do for the rest of my time to captain tom, your brand new and native son capt. here in the district. >> thank you. please call line item 1b. >> that will be done by many forts. >> a good evening president and commissioners. my name is manny forts.
i'm with the city office of complaints and san francisco. also here is the senior investigator, edward mcmahon who is standing in the rear. i am pleased to be here to speak with you about the function of office of citizen complaints. it is the third largest civilian oversight of law enforcement in the united states. only behind the city of new york and chicago. the office was created by the board of supervisors in 1982. it was put into place in 1983. we are nearly 30 years old. we were originally in the san francisco police department, but was later placed under the direct supervision of the police commission and is an independent agency. it is separate from the police department and the police
commission is also a civilian body. we conduct investigations to find out what happened. if we follow the evidence by interviewing the person who brought the complaint, the involved police officers, and other civilian witnesses. we have subpoena power to compel testimony and obtain evidence. we obtain additional evidence from the police department in the form of police reports and other documentation generated by the police department. we also visit the site of alleged occurrences and may take photographs of the places and persons. our goal is to complete investigations in nine months. it was limited exceptions, we must complete investigations in one year. once we complete an investigation, we make a finding of whether or not the complaint officer violated any police department rules or local, state, or federal laws.
the standard of proof is the preponderance of evidence which means the probability of a complaint of conduct occurred is more likely than not. the probability is greater than 50%. if after an investigation, we find an officer violated rules, we for do report to the chief for further action. the chief can impose discipline up to a 10-day suspension. the police commission has jurisdiction over cases where the recommended discipline is greater than 10 days. the occ provides a mediation. this represents 7% of the cases we closed last year. our mediation program allows complainants