Supervisor Sean Elsbernd will give a presentation Monday on his proposed ordinance designed to curb the trend of grocery stores leaving neighborhoods. Elsbernd will make his presentation before The City's Small Business Commission. The law would remove grocery stores from The City’s definition of formula retail, those businesses with 11 or more locations. The City prohibits formula retail, or chain stores, in some neighborhoods and, in others, holds them to tougher zoning conditions. The Small Business Commission meets Monday at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, Room 400.
The Select Committee on Ending Gun and Gang Violence will take up several items focusing on crime in San Francisco on Monday. The committee will hear an update from the Mayor’s Office on efforts to stem community violence, and will hold a hearing on the procedures of the Adult Probation Department. The committee is also scheduled to consider an ordinance to establish a one-year pilot program to require foot patrols in crime-impacted areas of The City. The committee meets at 10 a.m. Monday in City Hall, Room 263.
The City will host its second annual Autumn Moon Festival in the Sunset on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free festival will feature speeches by speakers such as Assemblyman Leland Yee, food and art, and performances by the Shaolin Monks and magicians. The event will be held on Irving Street between 23rd and 25th avenues.