3756513 - Administrative Code - African American Arts and Cultural District - Comm Rpt 120318

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Tel. No. 554-5184 Fax No. 554-5163 TDD/TTY No. 554-5227 MEMORANDUM RULES COMMITTEE SAN FRANCISCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Supervisor Ahsha Safai, Chair Rules Committee FROM: Victor Young, Assistant Clerk DATE: December 4, 2018 SUBJECT: COMMITTEE REPORT, BOARD MEETING Tuesday, December4,2018 The following file should be presented as a COMMITTEE REPORT at the Boar.d Meeting on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. This item was acted upon at the Rules Committee Meeting on Monday, December 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., by the votes indicated. Item No. 28 File No. 181080 Administrative Code -African American Arts and Cultural District Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood; to require City departments to submit written reports and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor describing the cultural attributes of the District, and proposing strategies to acknowledge and preserve the cultural legacy of the District;
and to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee to advise the City on the same matters; and affirming the Planning Department's determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. RECOMMENDED AS AMENDED AS A COMMITTEE REPORT Vote: Supervisor Ahsha Safai -Aye Supervisor Norman Yee -Excused Supervisor Catherine Stefani -Aye Supervisor Rafael Mandelman -Aye c: Board of Supervisors Angela Calvillo, Clerk of the Board Alisa Somera, Legislative Deputy Director Jon Givner, Deputy City Attorney File No. 181080 Committee Item No. 4 ---------------Board Item No. --------COMMITTEE/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA PACKET CONTENTS LIST Committee: Rules Committee Date December 3, 2018 Date
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[Administrative Code -African American Arts and Cultural District] Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood; to require City departments to submit written reports and recommendations to.the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor describing the cultural attributes of the District, and proposing strategies to acknowledge and preserve the cultural legacy of the District;
and to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee to advise the City on the same matters; and affirming. the Planning Department's determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. NOTE: Unchanged Code text and uncodified text are in plain Arial font. Additions to Codes are in single-underline italics Times New Roman font. Deletions to Codes are in strikethrough italics Times }kw Roman font. Board amendment additions are in double-underlined Arial font. Board amendment deletions are in strikethrough Arial font. Asterisks (* * * *) indicate the omission of unchanged Code subsections or parts of tables. Be it ordained by the People of the City and County of San Fra'ncis.co:
Section 1. Findings. (a) The Planning Department has determined that the actions contemplated in this ordinance comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (California Public Resources Code Sections 21 OOO et seq.). Said determination is on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in File No. 181080 and is incorporated herein by reference. The Board affirms this determination.
(b) On November 28, 2018, the Historic Preservation Commission held a duly noticed hearing regarding the effects of this ordinance upon historic or cultural resources, and Supervisor Cohen BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Page 1 II II has submitted a written report to the Board of Supervisors as required under Charter Section
.135. The report is on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in File No. 181080. Section 2. Chapter 107 of the Administrative Code is hereby amende.d by revising Section 107 .3, to read as follows:
SEC. 107.3. LIST OF ESTABLISHED CULTURAL DISTRICTS. The Cultural Districts of the City and County of San Francisco are:
(a) Japantown. The Cultural District shall include the area bound by California Street to the north, Steiner Street to the \Nest, Gough Street to the east, and Geary Boulevard, Eliis Street and O'Farrell Street to the south.
(b) Calle 24 (Veinticuatro} Latino Cultural District. The Cultural District shall include the area bound by Mission Street to the west, Potrero Street to the east, 22nd Street to the north, and Cesar Chavez Street to the south, as well as the commercial corridor on 24th Street extending west from Bartlett Street to Potrero Avenue, and the Mission Cultural Center at 2868 Mission Street.
(c) SoMa Pilipinas -Filipino Cultural Heritage District. The Cultural District shall include the area bounded by 2nd Street to the east, 11th Street to the west, Market Street to the north, and Brannan Street to the south, as well as the International Hotel (also known as the I-Hotel, at 848 Kearny Street), the Gran Oriente Filipino Masonic Temple (106 South Park Street), Rizal Apartments, the lloilo Circle Building, Rizal Street, and Lapu Street.
(d) Compton's Transgender Cultural District. The Cultural District shall include the area defined as the north side of Market Street between Taylor Street and Jones Street, the south side of Ellis Street between Mason Street and Taylor Street, the north side of Ellis Street between Taylor Street and Jones Street, and 6th Street (on both sides) between Market Street and Howard Street. Supervisor Cohen BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Page2
(e) Leather and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Cultural District. The Cultural District shall include the area bounded by Howard Street to the northwest, 7th Street to the northeast, Highway 101 to the south between Howard Street and Bryant Street, Division Street to the south between Bryant Street and Interstate 80, and Interstate 80 to the east, as well as the south side of Harrison Street between 7th Street and Morris Street.
(j) African American Arts and Cultural District. The Cultural District shall include the area bounded by Cesar Chavez Street projected through Pier 80 to the north. San Francisco Bay to the east and to the south until Harney Way reaches Highway 101, and Highway 101 to the west. O Section 3. The Administrative Code is hereby amended by adding Chapter 107 A, consisting of Sections 107 A.1 and 107 A.2, to read as follows:
CHAPTER 107A:
AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT SEC. 107A.1. FINDINGS. The Aftican American Arts and Cultural District (the "District") within the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood is a robust, economically vital area that adds to the rich cultural tapestry o(San Francisco. In establishing the District, the City acknowledges the importance of recognizing the neighborhood 's history and preserving the legacy and traditions uniquely born in the Bayview Hunters Point. The District will recognize and memorialize the unheralded Aftican American experience in San Francisco, and will help to preserve and increase the depth and impact o[the Aftican American legacy in the City. Bayview Hunters Point, more than any other neighborhood in.San Francisco, reflects the transformational journey of southern Blacks and their contributions to the City. In 1940, San Francisco's Black population was less than 1%. Seeking opportunity in the early years of World War JI, Aftican Americans moved to San Francisco in record numbers, filling key jobs at the shipyards. Supervisor Cohen BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Page 3 II Manv found their first employment opportunities at the bustling Hunters Point Naval Shipyard By the end of the war, San Francisco's African American population had increased by 660%, and by 50, AfticanAmericans made up about 25% ofthepopulation in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood This neighborhood was one ofthe City's earliest socially and ethnically integrated neighborhoods after the Jim Crow era, 1877-1965, and served as the launch pad (or the integration of other neighborhoods in the City. · The influence ofAfticanAmericans from this neighborhood helped San Francisco move beyond a legacy of ethnic isolation and social barriers. After the war, African Americans faced significant unemployment and discrimination from white residents and businesses, and locul government agencies. Bv the 1960s, over half of Bayview Hunters Point residents were African American; this transformation was met with many challenges and resistance. The San Francisco Housing Authority assumed responsibility for the homes constructed by the Navy in Bayview Hunters Point. Shortly thereafter, this area experienced a downward spiral in living conditions and economic opportunity through lackofinvestment. Political, social, and economic stressors pressured the neighborhood in subsequent years and threatened to unravel the neighborhood's fabric. These conditions did not break the spirit ofthe residents. It strengthened the resolve ofthese residents as they (ought and succeeded in battles (or access, representation, and accountability. By the 1970s, after the closing o[the Shipyard, the poverty rate in Bayview Hunters Point was
%. and the systemic mishandling ofpublic housing made bad situations worse. Despite worsening conditions, in the 1980 's, African Americans still comprised nearly 80% ofthe population ofBayview Hunters Point, and the neighborhood retained one ofthe City's highest rates ofhomeownership. A cohort of African American leaders formed over time and demanded change, better housing and living conditions, quality schools, open spaces, and access to jobs. Those community leaders continue to shape the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood to this dav. Supervisor Cohen ROARD OF SUPERVISORS Page4 The ongoing out-migration of African Americans who once lived in San Francisco has shrunk the City's African American population from its highest point ofl3.4% in 1970, to 6.1% in 2010, and an estimated 4% in 2018. In spite ofthis decline, African American culture remains a distinct gem in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. The neighborhood is socioeconomically diverse and inclusive. With African American residents making up 28% o(the neighborhood, it still boasts the highest concentration of African Americans within San Francisco. There is still a strong presence of African American culture as is evidenced by business owners, religious congregations, public arts, and native musicians.
., This culture reflects a long history. The neighborhood's cultural and artistic traditions began to take root well before the neighborhood shifted demographically. The southern migrants came with traditions, history, and aspirations handed down from one generation to the next. Over time, businesses along 3rd Street began to slowly change and become a reflection of the neighborhood. Community-based organizations formed to address specific unmet needs and demand investments that benefited the neighborhood. The result was an incredible blend of southern Black traditions with a distinctive West Coast vibe, with community locales such as the Bayview Community Center, Sam. Jordan's Bar, the Jazz Room, and the Bayview Opera House, that are now historic institutions. Today, the influence ofAfi'ican Americans can be found throughout the neighborhood. Community buildings, streets, parks and open space, and art honor African American leaders and the African American experience. The legacy o[African Americans in Bayview Hunters Point is now in jeopardy. As the African American population decreases, approachingpre-World War II levels, community institutions and the ·
· 22 neighborhood culture are threatened. The establishment of the District aims to help retain Bavview Hunters Point institutional memory for this and future generations, and to ensure that the legacy and transformative contributions of African Americans is not forgotten or overwritten. Supervisor Cohen cn11i::>n ni:: ~llDl=R\ll~()R~ PagE? 5 . II II . The story of the Bavview Hunters Point neighborhood continues to unfold and this story of transformation must be preserved while looking to the future. As the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard is transformed into a dynamic new neighborhood, San Francisco must not overlook the contributions of those who transformed the neighborhood in the past. To that end, the District will serve to (1)
acknowledge the importance ofthe neighborhood's history, (2) preserve the legacy, cultural assets, arts. and traditions uniquely born in Bayview Hunters Point, (3) create a community-led and transparent initiative, driven by Bayview Hunters Point stakeholders, (4) incubate home grown entrepreneurship and artistic expressions, and (5) create an environment susceptible to sustainable businesses and economic viiality to improve quality oflife for all residents. SEC.107A.2. REQUIREDREPORTS.
(a) Department Reports to the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development. By no later than July 931, 2019, the departments listed in this subsection (a) shall submit to the . Mayor's O[fice of Housing and Community Development reports containing an assessment of relevant assets and needs in the District, recommendations on programs, policies, and fUnding sources that could benefit the District, and other recommendations that couldserve the District to advance the goals of this Chapter 107 A. Each department shall seek the input of the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee established in Chapter 5, Article XXX of the Administrative ·
Code, during that committee's existence, as well as residents, businesses, and organizations in the District, when compiling the information relevant for the reports and when deciding on recommendations.
(1) The Historic Preservation Commission's report shall describe and evaluate historic resources in the District and make recommendations regarding how the City may preserve those resources. Supervisor Cohen ROARD OF SUPERVISORS Page6
(2) The Office ofEconomic and Workforce Development's report shall (A) describe existing businesses and nonprofi,t organizations that contribute to the culture ofthe District, and make recommendations regarding how the City may serve those businesses and organizations; and (B)
describe tourist activity in the District, and make recommendations regarding how the City can sustain and increase that activity.
(3) The Arts Commission's report shall describe the artistic and cultural assets in the District, including fine arts, performing arts, and regular cultural events like festivals. and make recommendations about how the City may preserve and support those assets.
(4) The Department of Public Works' report shall describe public amenities and infrastructure that reflect the character of the District, which may include but need not be limited to signage, street names, and light posts.
{5) The Planning Department's report shall make recommendations regarding potential amendments to the Planning Code that could contribute to the preservation of the character of the District.
(6) The Human Rights Commission's report shall evaluate and describe the cultural competency of City services in the District, and propose policy changes to address deficits in those areas.
(b) Culture, History, Housing, and Economic Sustainability Strategy Report. By no later than October 8, 2019July 31. 2020, the Mayor's O[flce of Housing and Community Development shall prepare and submit to the Board ofSupervisors and the Mayor a Culture, History, Housing, and Economic Sustainability Strategy Report ("CHHESS Report") for the District. The CHHESS Report shall include a demographic and economic profile of the District, including past, current, and future trends; analyze and record the tangible and intangible elements of the District's cultural heritage; identifY areas of concern that could inhibit the preservation o(the District's unique culture; and propose legislative, economic, and other solutions and strategies to Supervisor Cohen BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Page 7 II II support the District. The CHHESS Report shall discuss or incorporate the findings and recommendations of departments in the reports required bv subsection (a) of this Section 107A.2. In preparing the CHHESS Report, the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development shall solicit recommendations and feedback from the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee, and spearhead a community engagement process with residents, businesses, and workers in the District, in order to develop the strategies and plans that will preserve and enhance the culture of the District.
(c) Timeline Extensions. The Board of Supervisors may extend any of the deadlines in subsections (a) or (b) of this Section 107 A.2 by resolution. Prior to requesting that the Board extend a deadline, any department requesting such an extension shall notify the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee in writing.
{eg) Board o(Supervisors Consideration. Following receipt of the CHHESS Report from the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development, the Board of Supervisors may take any action that the Board deems appropriate, including, by resolution, approving the report, modi"{j;ing the
. . report, rejecting the report, or requesting additional information or analysis from the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development or any other City department or agency.
{El-~ Progress Reports. The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development shall provide a progress report on the strategies outlined in the CHHESS Report at least once every three years following the Board ofSupervisors' enactment ofa resolution approving or modifYing the CHHESS Report. Section 4. Chapter 5 of the Administrative Code is hereby amended by adding Article XXX, consisting of Sections 5.30-1 through 5.30-6, to read as follows:
ARTICLE XXX:
Supervisor Cohen RnARn OF SUPERVISORS Page 8 "' ::1 II AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT COMMUNITY ADVISORY . COMMITTEE SEC. 5.30-1. CREATION OF COMMITTEE. The Board of Supervisors hereby establishes the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee (the "Committee"). SEC. 5.30-2. MEMBERSHIP. The Committee shall consist of seven 15 voting members. nominated bv the Supervisor for District 10 and appointed by the Board of Supervisors. , with the following qualifications:
(a) Seats 1, 2, 3, and 4 shall be held by individuals 1.vho Members of the Committee shall reside within the boundaries o[the Aftican American Arts and Cultural District (the "District"), as described in Section 107.3 ofthis Code, and shall have the following additional qualifications:7
{eg) Seat 19 shall be held by an owner ofa business located in the District.
(b) Seat 2 shall be held by a performing artist.
(c) Seat 93 shall be held by an employee ofa non profit organization that advocates for housing business located in the District.
( d) Seat +4 shall be held by a person with knowledge or expertise regarding the history or culture ofthe District.
(e) Seat 5 shall be held by a faith-based leader of a church located in the District.
<O Seat 6 shall be held bv a youth between ages of 14 to 18 at the time of appointment.
(g) Seat 7 shall be held by a person with knowledge or expertise regarding the workforce in the District. Supervisor Cohen BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Page 9
(h) Seat 8 shall be held by a person with knowledge or expertise regarding communication or journalism. (i)
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Seat 9 shall be held by a retired senior. Seat 10 shall be held by a person with knowledge or expertise regarding community activation or event planning.
(k) Seat 11 shall be held by a person with knowledge or expertise regarding digital or social media.
(I) Seat 12 shall be held by a person with knowledge orexpertise regarding 11 community engagement.
(m) Seat 13 shall be held by a person with knowledge or expertise regarding African American health.
(n) Seat 14 shall be held by a director of a nonprofit arts organization located in the District.
(o) Seat 15 shall be held by a board member of a neighborhood association located in the District. SEC. 5.30-3. ORGANIZATION AND TERMS OF OFFICE. (a) Members ofthe Committee shall serve at the pleasure of the Board o(Supervisors and may be removed by the Board at any time. Each member may remain on the Committee until the termination o(the Committee under Section 5.30-6, unless removed by the Board. A seat that is vacant on the Committee shall be filled by the Board Service on the Committee shall be voluntary and members shall receive no compensation from the City.
(c) . Any member who misses three regular meetings ofthe Committee within a six-month period without the express approval of the Committee at or before each missed meeting shall be Supervisor Cohen en A i;in m: ~I IPl=RVl!=:ORS Page 10 deemed to have resigned from the Committee ten days after the third unapproved absence. The Committee shall inform the Clerk o[the Board of Supervisors of any such resignation.
(d) The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development shall provide administrative support for the Committee. All City officials and agencies shall cooperate with the Committee in the performance o{its functions. SEC. 5.30-4. DUTIES. The Committee shall advise the Board of Supervisors. the Mayor, and the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development regarding strategies to support and preserve the unique culture and heritage o[the African American Arts and Cultural District, and shall provide input to all City agencies in the preparation ofreports required under Section 107A.2 ofthis Code. The Committee shall also advise the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor, and the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development regarding any potential need to re-examine the boundaries of the District. SEC. 5.30-5. MEETINGS AND PROCEDURES. (a) The Committee shall hold its inaugural meeting not more than 30 days after the Board has appointed at least four members to the Committee. There shall be at least ten days' public notice ofthe inaugural meeting. Following the inaugural meeting. the Committee shall hold a regular meeting not less than once every three months until the sunset date set forth in Section 5.30-6.
@) The Committee shall elect its officers and may establish bylaws and rules for its organization and procedures. Supervisor Cohen BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Paqe 11 SEC. 5.30-6. SUNSET. Unless the Board of Supervisors by ordinance extends the term of the Committee, this Article XXX shall expire by operation of!aw. and the Committee shall terminate, three years one year after the effective date of the ordinance in Board File No.) ~/O~o enacting this Article. After that date, the City Attorney shall cause this Article XXX to be removed from the Administrative Code. Section 5. Effective Date. This ordinance shall become effective 30 days after I I enactment. Enactment occurs when the Mayor signs the ordinance, the Mayor returns the
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of Supervisors overrides the Mayor's veto of the ordinance. Section 6. Scope of Ordinance. In enacting this ordinance, the Board of Supervisors intends to amend only those words, phrases, paragraphs, subsections, sections, articles, numbers, punctuation marks, charts, diagrams, or any other constituent parts of the Municipal Code that are explicitly shown in this ordinance as additions, deletions, Board amendment additions, and Board amendment deletions in accordance with the "Note" that appears under the official title of the ordinance. By: n:\legana\as2018\0220\21662.docx Supervisor Cohen FILE NO. 181080 LEGISLATIVE DIGEST
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[Administrative Code -African American Arts and Cultural District]
Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood; to require City departments to submit written reports and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor describing the cultural attributes of the District and proposing strategies to acknowledge and preserve the cultural legacy of the District;
and to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee to advise the City on the same matters; and affirming the Planning Department's determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. Existing Law The Board of Supervisors has recognized five neighborhoods with distinct cultural heritage as
"cultural districts" in San Francisco. Chapter 107 of the Administrative Code outlines the process by which the Board intends to create new cultural districts in the future. Amendments to Current Law The proposed ordinance would establish the African American Arts and Cultural District in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. The ordinance sets forth the geographic boundaries of the neighborhood and describes the neighborhood's rich cultural history, including the contributions of African American residents and businesses to the neighborhood's character. The ordinance requires several City departments to prepare and submit reports to the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development by July 9, 2019. The reports will assess the assets and needs in the District, and will recommend programs, policies, and funding sources that could benefit the District and preserve its cultural legacy. The ordinance requires six City departments to prepare reports: the Historic Preservation Commission, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Arts Commission, the Department of Public Works, the Planning Department, and the Human Rights Commission. After these reports are complete, the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development will prepare a Culture, History, Housing, and Economic Sustainability Strategy Report (CHHESS Report). The CH HESS Report will include a demographic and economic profile of the District, including past, current, and future trends; analyze and record the District's cultural heritage; identify . areas of concern that could inhibit the preservation of the District's unique culture; and propose legislative, economic, and other solutions and strategies to support the District. By October 8, 2019, the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development will submit the report to the Board of Supervisors for the Board's consideration and possible approval. The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development will prepare additional progress reports every three years thereafter. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Page 1 FILE NO. 181080 The ordinance also establishes the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee, a 15-member advisory body with members nominated by the District 10 Supervisor and appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Committee will advise the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor, and the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development regarding strategies to support and preserve the culture and heritage of the African American Arts and Cultural District, and will provide input to City departments in the preparation of the reports described above. Background Information This digest reflects amendments adopted by the Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee on December 3, 2018 to change the composition of the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee. n:\legana\as2018\0220\21786.docx BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Page 2 SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING DEPARTMENT Historic Preservation Commission Resolution No. 1002 Project Name:
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HEARING DATE: NOVEMBER 28, 2018 Establish the-African American Arts and Cultural District 18-015807PCA [Board File No. 181080]
Supervisor Cohen I Introduced November 13, 2018 Referred to HPC November 19, 2018 Shelley Caltagirone, Cultural Heritage Specialist shelley.caltagirone@sfgov.org, 415-558-6625 Tim Frye, Historic Preservation Officer tim.frye@sfgov.org, 415-575-6822 50 Mission St. Suite 400 San Francisco, CA 94103-2479 Reception:
5.558.6378 Fa:x:
5.558.6409 Planning Jnlormation:
5.558.6377 RECOMMENDING THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AMEND AN ORDINANCE THAT ESTABLISHES THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT IN THE BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT NEIGHBORHOOD; REQUIRES CITY DEPARTMENTS ·TO SUBMIT WRITTEN REPORTS AND RECOMMEND A TI ONS TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND THE MAYOR DESCRIBING THE CULTURAL ATTRIBUTES OF THE DISTRICT, AND PROPOSING STRATEGIES TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND PRESERVE HE CULTURAL LEGACY OF THE DISTRICT;
AND ESTABLISHES THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO ADVISE THE CITY ON THE SAME MATTERS; AND AFFIRMS THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT'S DETERMINATION UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT.

WHEREAS, on November 13, 2018, Supervisor Cohen introduced an Ordinance under Board of Supervisors (hereinafter "Board") File Number 181080, which would establish the African American Arts and Cultural District in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood bounded by Cesar Chavez Street projected through Pier 80 to the north, San Francisco Bay to the east and to the south until Harney Way reaches Highway 101, and Highway 101 to the west; establish a Community Advisory Committee; and require the Mayor's Office of Housing and Cotnmunity Development to report to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor regarding the District; and

WHEREAS, the Board referred the proposed ordinance to the Historic Preservation Commission
(hereinafter "Commission") on November 19, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the Commission conducted a duly noticed public hearing at a specially scheduled meeting to consider the Ordinance on November 28, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the Ordinance has been determfrled to be Categorically Exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act Section 15060(c)(2) and 15378; and www.sfplanning.org Resolution No. 1002 November 28, 2018 CASE NO. 2018-015807PCA African American Arts and Cultural District

WHEREAS, the Commission has heard and considered the testimony presented to it at the public hearing an.d has further consiqered written materials and oral testimony presented on behalf of Department staff and other interested parties; and

WHEREAS,all pertinent documents may be found in the files of the Department, as the custodian of records, at 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco; and

WHEREAS, th~ Commission has reviewed the proposed Ordinance; and MOVED, that the Historic Preservation Commission hereby recommends that the Board of Supervisors amend the Ordinance. The amendments include:
. Amend Section 107 A.2 Required Reports: Require the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide a progress report to the Board of Supervisors (BoS) six (6) months from the date of the Ordinance, thereafter which the Board of Supervisors will set future deadlines for the Mayor's Office and Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) to prepare the CHHESS report in consultation with the CAC.
. Amend Section 107 A.2 Required Reports: The CAC will reexamine the Cultural District boundaries after the completion of the CHHESS report and make a recommendation to the BoS regarding the final Cultural District boundaries prior to adoption of the CHHESS. FINDINGS Having reviewed the materials identified in the preamble above, and having heard all testimony and arguments, this Commission finds, concludes, and determines as follows:
. San Francisco is a place where diverse peoples have come to settle and live. This cultural diversity is integral to the City fabric and is what helps make San Francisco a desirable location for living, working and recreating.
. Cultural heritage is the expression of a way of living. It is developed by a community through objects, beliefs, traditions, practices, artistic interpretation, and significant places. It manifests itself in tangible and intangible elements passed through generations. Examples of these elements include buildings, plazas, crafts, art, festivals, processions, protests, businesses, and other institutions. Losing any of these elements diminishes a community's cultural integrity. Preserving these elements pose preservation challenges requiring distinct strategies according to each community's needs. Often these involve collaboration with partners in local government.
. During rapid change impacted ethnic and cultural communities need a clear process for establishing cultural districts that help preserve and enhance the indispensable elements of the City's fabric.
. Notwithstanding, the Ordinance would benefit from amendment to allow the community more flexibility in establishing report deadlines and modifying distrid boundaries.
. The City should plan for adequate City resources to support the CHHESS report developri1ent for the African American Arts and Cultural District. SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING DEPARTMENT 2 Resolution No. 1002 November 28, 2018 CASE NO. 2018-015807PCA African American Arts and Cultural District
. General Plan Compliance. The proposed Ordinance and the Commission's recommended modifications are consistent with the following Objectives and Policies of the General Plan:
COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY ELEMENT OBJECTIVE2 MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE A SOUND AND DIVERSE ECONOMIC BASE AND FISCAL STRUCTURE FOR THE CITY. Policy 2.3 Maint<,iin a Favor;;ible Social and Cultural Climate in the City in order to Enhance its Attractiveness as a Firm Location Creating the Cultural District will help efforts to preserve and enhance the City's remaining ethnic and cultural enclaves. Their preservation and enhancement also serve the City's interest as an abundance of cultural and recreational activities lends San Francisco a comparative advantage over other municipalities. BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT AREA PLAN OBJECTIVE 15 COMBINE SOCIAL REVITALIZATION WITH PHYSICAL AND ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION EFFORTS. Policy 15.3 Make maximum use of indigenous community resources to increase civic pride and support physical and economic revitalization. By establishing the Cultural District, the Ordinance allows the Bayview Hunter Points community to develop and realize a district recognizing and preserving the cultural contributions and community institutions of African Americans in southeast San Francisco. NOW. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission hereby recommends that the Board AMEND the Ordinance with modifications as described in this Resolution. I hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was ADOPTED y the Historic Preservation Commission on November 28, 2018. AYES: Hyland, Black, Johnck, Matsuda NOES: None ABSENT: Johns, Pearlman, Wolfram ADOPTED: November28,2018 SAN FRANCl~CO PLANNING DEPARTMENT Jonas P. Ionin. Commission Secretary BOARD of SUPERVISORS M E M 0-R·A N D U M TO: Jonas lonin, Director of Commission Affairs, Historic Preservation Commission FROM: ~Alisa Somera, Legislative Deputy Director, Rules Committee DATE: November 19, 2018 SUBJECT: REFERRAL FROM BOARD OF SUPERVISOR9 Rules Committee The Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee has received the following legislation, which is being referred to the. Historic Preservation Commission, pursuant to Charter, Section 4.135, for comment and recommendation. File No. 181080 Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood; to require City departments to submit written reports and
·recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor describing the cultural attributes · of the District, and proposing strategies . to acknowledge and preserve the c:ultural legacy of the District; and to establish the African. American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee to advise the City on the same matters; and affirming the Planning Departmenf s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. Please retl1rn this cover sheet with the Commission's response to me at the Board of Supervisors, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 102 .. c: John Rahaim, Director Scott $anchez, Zoning Administrator Lisa Gibson, Environmental Review Officer AnMarie Rodgers, Legislative Affairs Tim Frye, Preservation Coordinator Andrea Ruiz-Esquide, Deputy City Attorney Joy Navarrete, Major Environmental Analysis Georgia Powell, Planning Misc. Perniits Routing BOARD ofSUP~RVISORS City Hall Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244 San Francisco 94102-4689 Tel. No. 554-5184 Fax No. 554~5163 TDD/TTY No. 554-5227 November 19, 2018 File No. 181080 Lisa Gibson Environmental Review Officer Planning Department'
50 Mission Street, Ste. 400 Sari Francisco, CA 94103 Dear Ms. Gibson:
On November 13, 2018, Supervisor Cohen introduced the following proposed legislation:
File No. 181080 Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhoocl; to reqllire City departm.ents to submit written reports and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor describing the cultural attributes of the District, and · proposing strategies to·
acknowledge and pres.erve the cultural legacy of the District; and to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee to advise the City on the same matters; and affirming th.e Planning Department's determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. This legislation is being transmitted to you for environmental review. fotz-By: lis Somera, Legislative Deputy Director
· Rules Committee ·
Attach.ment Not defined as a project under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15378 and 15060 (c) (2) because it would not result in a direct or indirect physical change in the environment. Any proposal would require environmental review. c: Joy Navarrete, Environmental Planning Laura Lynch, Environmental Planning BOARD of SUPERVISORS City Hall Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244 San Francisco 94102-4689 Tel. No. 554-5184 Fax No. 554~5163 TDD/TTY No. 554-5227 November 19, 2018 Lisa Gibson Environmental Review Officer Planning Department 50 Mission Street, Ste. 400 San Francisco, CA 94103 Dear Ms. Gibson:
File No. 181080 On November 13, 2018, Supervisor Cohen introduced the following proposed legislation:
File No. 181080 Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood; to require City departments to submit written reports and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor describing the cultural attributes of the District, and proposing strategies to acknowledge and preserve the cultural legacy of the District; and to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee to advise the City on the same matters; and affirming the Planning Department's determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. This legislation is being transmitted to you for environmental review. Attach.ment forz-By: lis Somera, Legislative Deputy Director Rules Committee c: Joy Navarrete, Environmental Planning Laura Lynch, Environmental Planning BOARD of SUPERVISORS City Hall Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Plac~, Room 244 San Francisco 94102-4689 Tel. No. 554-5184 Fax No. 554-5163 TDD/TTY No. 554-5227 MEMORANDUM TO: Jonas lonin, Director of Commission Affairs, Historic Preservation Commission FROM: } Alisa Somera, Legislative Deputy Director, Rules Committee DATE: November 19, 2018 SUBJECT: REFERRAL FROM BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Rules Committee The Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee has received the following legislation, which is being referred to the Historic Preservation Commission, pursuant to Charter, Section 4.135, for comment and recommendation. File No. 181080 Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood; to require City departments to submit written reports and
·recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor describing the cultural attributes of the District, and proposing strategies to acknowledge and preserve the cultural legacy of the District; and to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee to advise the City on the same matters; and affirming the Planning Department's determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. Please return this cover sheet with the Commission's response to me at the Board of Supervisors, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 102. c: John Rahaim, Director Scott Sanchez, Zoning Administrator Lisa Gibson, Environmental Review Officer AnMarie Rodg~rs, Legislative Affairs Tim Frye, Preservation Coordinator Andrea Ruiz-Esquide, Deputy City Attorney Joy Navarrete, Major Environmental Analysis ,...... __ ..,_.:_ n-···-11 nl---:--f\.J1il""t-,.... D.n. ... mi+l"'" Dl"'\11+inrt BOARD of SUPERVISORS City Hall Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244 San Francisco 94102-4689 Tel. No. 554-5184 Fax No. 554-5163 TDD/TTY No. 554-5227 MEMORANDUM TO: Kate Hartley, Director, Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development Joaquin Torres, Director, Office of Economic and Workforce Development Tom DeCaigny, Director of Cultural Affairs, Arts Commission Susan Pontious, Director of Public Art Program, Arts Commission Mohammed Nuru, Director, Public Works John Rahaim, Director, Planning Department J.. Sheryl Evans Davis, Director, Human Rights Commission FROM: \AV Alisa Somera, Legislative Deputy Director
\)" Rules Committee DATE: November 19, 2018 SUBJECT: LEGISLATION INTRODUCED The Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee has received the following proposed legislation, introduced by Supervisor Cohen on November 13, 2018:
File No. 181080 _ Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood; to require .City departments to submit written reports and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. and the Mayor describing the cultural attributes of the District, and proposing strategies to acknowledge and preserve the cultural legacy of the District; and to establish the African American Arts and Cultural District Community Advisory Committee to advise the City on the same matters; and affirming the Planning Department's determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. If you have comments or reports to be included with the file, please forward them to me at the Board of Supervisors, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 or by email at: alisa.somera@sfgov.org. c: Eugene Flannery, Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development Amy Chan, Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development J'Wel Vaughan, Office of Economic and Workforce Development Ken Rich, Office of Economic and Workforce Development Lisa Pagan, Office of Economic and Workforce Development Rebekah Krell, Arts Commission Sharon Page Ritchie, Arts Commission David Steinberg, Public Works Jeremy Spitz, Public Works Jennifer Blot, Public Works John Thomas, Public Works Lena Liu, Public Works Scott Sanchez, Planning Department Lisa Gibson, Planning Department Devyani Jain, Planning Department I n~vi-.... :-n-...J--.-s 01.....,11""	""\inrc llon.~rfmon+ /-\I I let! It: "VU!::jc;1 , 1·1a1 II Ill ll::j Llvt-·"'" u 11v1 JL Dan Sider, Planning Department Aaron Starr, Planning Department Joy Navarrete, Planning Department Laura Lynch, Planning Department j' ... Print Form Introduction Form By a Member of the Board of Supervisors or Mayor I hereby submit the following item for introduction (select only one):
[{] 1. For reference to Committee. (An Ordinance, Resolution, Motion or Charter Amendment). D 2. Request for next printed agenda Without Reference to Committee. D 3. Request for hearing on a subject matter at Committee. D 4. Request for letter beginning :"Supervisor inquiries" '--~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~_]
D 5. City Attorney Request. D 6. Call File No. from Committee. D 7. Budget Analyst request (attached written motion). D 8. Substitute Legislation File No .
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D 10. Topic submitted for Mayoral Appearance before the BOS on Please check the appropriate boxes. The proposed legislation should be forwarded to the following:
D Small Business Commission D Youth Commission D Ethics Commission D Planning Commission D Building Inspection Commission Note: For the Imperative Agenda (a resolution not on the printed agenda), use the Imperative Form. Sponsor(s):
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