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well, i'm daniel leery. the chair of the super bowl committee. we've been going at this for about 9 months now and mayor lee gave me the honor and privilege of taking on this task. we've had an incredible momentum and we have mayor and condoleeza rice and steve lewis, we have some firepower to the committee in the form of
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world champions and hall of famer and folks that have taken over part of 10 percent of super bowls and we can't thank you enough for taking this on. we hand off our final package. the one thing i want to realize is that this is a community effort. it's not just about san francisco, santa clara, san jose. it's about the entire region coming together. the reason i took on this goal is that we have amazing things had -- happening in our community and we are going to
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highlight these in the next six weeks and i'm also highlighting things that are not yet great. we have 1.2 million people who are too poor to meet their basic needs. what we are going to do by bringing the greatest game to the region is we are going to make this for the entire good of the community and that is why it's going to be the most impactful super bowl bid and super bowl nfl this nation has ever seen. with that i'm going to turn it over to mayor lee. >> good morning. daniel, thank you again for your wonderful leadership for aheading up our bay area super bowl committee. i remember the first time we talked about what it was and what the 9ers meant to us and i
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want to thank you and the whole franchise for continue to go work and the wonderful legacy the 9ers has. just the last couple of days i have to admit that some of us were kind of looking very disappointed about the events regarding the blue angels and it remind us how important this is and events like the blue angels and that we can't do without because if they decide they can be here for any reason, there is real heavy breathing that goes on and that's something i felt. that means i'm enthusiastic about the americas cup and i'm
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absolutely thrilled and enthusiastic about our super bowl bid. it's bringing all the elements of our city together, the neighborhood, fan base and has that wonderful event. i have had a chance to relive the excitement of the super bowl and if i told steve young, i paced five yards in my office all day long and at home to relive this past super bowl. that just reflects the excitement that we have with the super bowl bid. now today, it's my privilege to
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co-announce with everyone here two people that are additional firepower to our super bowl bid committee. george seefrd and steve young, they really don't need an introduction but i love to talk about them to the 9ers. steve brought us his legacy. during this time, the 49ers earned the best team in the nation and continues with that legend so coach, thank you for bringing your winning record and wonderful great name to help us win another super bowl bid for super bowl 50 or 51 for the bay area. and coach seefrd's partner in 1999 was the famous quarterback steve young who through 6
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touchdown passes during that game and became the first player to lead in super bowl rushing and passing. thank you for your support and leadership and lending your bid for this bay area support of this effort to bringing it all the way to the end zone. you know, george and steve and jed, we all know there is no better place in america to host the super bowl for 50 and 51 than the bay area. the game to be played in santa clara, we know that every hotel and restaurant between here and san jose will be filled and the entire region will benefit tremendously from this super bowl. that's why we have everyone from our entire
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departments from city administrators and super works to make sure we host a great event for the whole entire area. an i know that once we host this first super bowl, once we win it and host it that we'll be in the rotation for future super bowls as well. we have the hotels, hospital, transportation network, the businesses, the support to do this right and do this well. i want to just again, thank daniel, thank the entire super bowl bid committee and welcome in george and steve to join jed and daniel and all of us in making sure we persuade the nfl in may, that we have earned the right to host super bowl 50. thank you. [ applause ]
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>> as you know we have the draft coming up and for our super bowl committee team. we created to get the two top guys in the draft. we have them now, coach seefrd and steve young. it's important to echo what mayor lee said about bringing everything together. that's what sports is about, that's what sports does for a community. we've been working tirelessly to build a state of the art state -- stadium that embodies california from a technological standpoint. this is one that i'm most proud of. tht the first league national football team. for our home games we'll be powered completely by the sun. no one else can say that in
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professional sports in this country. that's something that highlights what we are trying to do and what we are trying to show what sports can be, not just for the community, but a beacon for what we should be striving for everyday of our life from a technological standpoint and stability. we are head of construction and we are moving forward and we can't wait to play game in 2014 and very much looking forward to playing a super bowl and getting ourselves in the rotation. we love the bay area and we want to show everybody else in the world that this is the greatest place to host the greatest game in the world. i would like to introduce coach seefrd and thank him and george for being a part of this. [ applause ] . >> thank you, mayor and dan,
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jed. i'm obviously proud and excited to be part of this committee that will attempt to bring the 50th super bowl to the san francisco bay area. it was i believe in 1967 that the first super bowl was played in los angeles, california. it seems only fitting now that the nfl bring the 50th super bowl to northern california in the san francisco bay area. san francisco and the area over the years has hosted successfully many nfc championship games of super bowl stanford in 1985. i thought it was 95 and most recently the world series games. we have so much to offer. we have an awesome stadium and the attractiveness in the city itself and from the
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wine country to the north to caramel to the south, it's a great venue to host the game. i'm familiar with one of the two areas in particular more than the other, the north. and at any rate, we have a tremendous tradition going back to the days of keys ar and our great football players and we have the back fields where everybody is in the hall of family, henry johnson, joe perry, i'm sure you remember all of them. now we have the great players part of our tradition. we are happy to offer a great event venue and steve young is here and he's the reason we've been able to win so many games and win the super bowl. what year was that? 1995. thank much.
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>> thanks, george. it's always to get reunited with him to see him. super bowl has a way of defining careers and cities and you look at the championships that have been here recently with the giants, obviously with the 49ers back in the mix and the history of 49ers we've had a history. the idea that it's here in san francisco makes sense. it's one of the greatest destination cities in america. now that's been taken care of and i appreciate those efforts. super bowls have a way of building a lot of bridges. this is a bridge building effort and i appreciate to be associated with that kind of inclusivity
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to allow people with any strained relationships over the year, that they can be amended and super bowl is a place to do that. if you think about where the super bowl has been in the past and compare it to san francisco, san francisco lacks nothing. really the entire bay area to host a tremendous event. i think it obviously makes sense to everybody here but nationwide, people think about the bay area and of course it makes sense. i look forward to that game and hopefully winning that bid next month. thanks a lot. [ applause ] . >> steve, george. thank you very much for coming on board. supervisor ferrel, thank you for all your efforts on the supervisor side. mayor lee, jed, thank you all. we'll take, you guys can grab us afford. we
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-- may 7, bid is due, may 27 we present in boston to the owners and with this team behind us, we are getting it done. thank you. have a great day.
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>> good morning, everyone, it is may one, 2013, and i want to thank everybody for taking your time to come celebrate with us. this is the day that we will be launching a month long celebration, for asian pacific heritage month. it is a very special time of the year for some of us because it is really a time that we come together and spend a little bit more time with each other. i was thinking about this when i was driving down to city hall today and i say, mmm, a lot of us see each other during the times of the year. but, just the law of this country, the month of may was designated every year for the special celebration and heritage of asian pacific americans and i am glad that we in san francisco and it is a time for us to come together and this celebration every year would not have happened if a committee of volunteers did not
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come together to plan this. i must say, that you know, the volunteers committee met last november and every year we think about what do we do, how do we bring our people together because as you know they are over 30 ethic groups in the family, so we are a very, very diverse group and when you think about heritage month, we don't think of koreas or filipino or all of the rest. we think about the family. that is special about who we are and we are in a city that welcomes that and in a city with the mayor that is some of our own and we cannot be more proud their mayor lee is here today to have us kick off a whole month of celebration, mayor lee? >> thank you, claudene, thank
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you for your annual work. you and the committee, i know that you get together with everybody months in advance to pull this off and there is an exciting number of events that we have, but let me say, first of all, thank you, to assess recorder carn for us today and our newest supervisor tang for joining us today they are going to be great partners in helping me run this city. also, again, to the committee that there is going to be so many events happening this month, the month of may, for all of you is a very, very busy month. many, many different events. i often go back to that nice musical that i watched many years when i was young camelot and they always referred to the lusty month of may there is so much going on, it is spring and
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a lot of things and the warriors are winning and the giants are winning and so much going on. again, this whole month we get to celebrate all of the things that we do in the city that celebrate diversity in general and focus on our broad, deepening asian community and as she said, even though i am chinese, i love the fact that i can celebrate with the vietnamese and the korean and learn all of the subgroups that are forming that have come here, not only in san francisco, the whole bay area. and we come together, i know, we have a very special event coming up on monday, at the jazz center. which is going to be i think for everybody a first to visit that. and to celebrate and i want to thank, the people who have been
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judging for our themes because it is not just cultural celebrations, they are actually focused this year on the asia contribution to the performing arts. and hopefully that gets me closer to hollywood. because we have a lot of stars in our communities and i know that in this era where we have grown up, certainly my parents did not necessarily put a great focus on the arts. but i know that as families starts establishments and certainly for me and anita, we wanted to make sure that our kids had an appreciate of the arts. we actually forced them to do piano lessons. but then as we grew up, they really appreciated it. because they play and they enjoy it. that is why, my daughters got into the youth for asian art at
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loyal high school yfat and they gave them exposure and i know that katie knows that because she was introduced to it at the same time where the drama and performance complicated their education. and so now arts has become part of the education and because the appreciation of that means that you are even more well rounded in the things that we do. and for many of you who have worked with me in the last couple of years, you know that arts is leading the effort to revitalize market street. the tenderloin, south of market. it is the rising of that and i know that nobody in this room knows better than dr. lisa stevens of the academy of art university, because we look at her business, and it is going because people appreciate the roll of arts in all of our lives. it enriches us. but it is also a great profession to become a part of. it is a great point of
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education the arts is now become a critical partner with technology. and you can't sell products without designing them for people who want to use them. you can't enliven people's enthusiasm without roles in arts. and so, it is part of our business as well. and so, i think that this great contribution of the arts is going to be wonderful and i want to thank dr. stevens and i want to thank richards and wo ng from bay cat from being the three wonderful judges that had the very difficult tasks of selecting these wonderful contributers to our arts programs in the bay area. that will be announced on monday, i believe. so, they don't get to put the pressure on the mayor any more to make those decisions. because we always lose, you know, support when we don't
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have one winner, so we are depending on them. any way, again, that is just one aspect. come, may 18th. we have, of course, the annual 9th street fair asian heritage street fair and that will be here at civic center and again a wonderful celebration of bringing together multicultural asian participation. and those are, that is a lovely, lovely street there because it is one of the largest ones that just keeps building every year and i know that ted fang and the wonderful contributions of his committee is going to be helpful for that. there will be many other events during this month, that again, celebrate asian heritage, cultural arts, performing arts. we have a lot that we are contributing to the whole art scene and all of the united states and i know that this is going on not only in our city. but across the country. and i want to take a moment to
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also give my personal thanks to the corporate sponsors because we could not, we are doing this without government funds, and it becomes invaluable to us. these public, private partnership and i want to give a mean thanks to the target stores to their lead contribution for the third year. and of course, we will work with them on the fourth year because this keeps going and so thank you, target. but there are so many others, of course, art university, and at&t. pg&e. mcdonalds. thank you, cici for being here and of course wells fargo bank are all great contributers to this growing celebration. i also wanted to say that it is not just a celebration, we have a lot of work to do in this country. that is why part of my work, in visiting washington, d.c. last week was to work with mayor and represent the mayers of this
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country to push our country to make sure this month if not the next month, we get comprehensive immigration reform done, because that is part of why immigrants came to this country. we have established ourselves. immigrants from all of the different backgrounds. we have made san francisco one of the most special homes for immigrants. but we need to see our country modernized its immigration laws. we need to see that comprehensive immigration reform done and we need to celebrate more family unification and we need to get the dreamers here so they don't live in the shadows but live full lives. they earn the living that they have because we know, that if people live in shadows they are going to have to be forced to accept the worse conditions for their jobs for their families. but we also know that as soon as someone has a pathway to citizenship their check powers
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and their ability to earn and contribute to the communities grows exponentially and this is part of the work that we need to do as mayers and senator and let's get this done in our life times. if does not happen this year it will not happen in your lifetime. we got to get it done, that is why we were there in washington, d.c. advocating with our partners to do that. that should be part of the way that we celebrate is we work harder to earn the passport for everybody else. i did not become mayor just to celebrate. i also became mayor to keep the doors of opportunity open for future generations. and it means a lot for the whole asian community to be a part of this as well. because, you know what opportunities we seize upon it and then we work it and we open the doors for everybody else. and that is how a city becomes successful. because we keep those
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opportunities opened. so it means, much more than just cultural celebrations. you put in the light of history, and you work it with all of the elected officials and the appointed officials whether they are commissioners and department heads. and we have even more to work in to celebrate and to bring a lot more people involved in it. so, claudine and the committee and all of you who are here to celebrate. let's begin this month and celebrate the fashion and keep the work going and keep the opportunities going and make the month of may to be the greatest month and by the way, i get to celebrate my birthday at the same time. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> thank you, mayor lee. so today's press conference is about thanking our sponsors and the exciting announcement of the heritage this year. and before i bring up the elected official to address you, i just wanted to take a
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moment to thank again all serving on the community to put this together especially the team co-chairs. thank you so much for your leadership. and the members of the committee, and we are very small group but you know i think that we come together and we make things happen and that is the most important. so without further adieu, i would like to invite supervisor katie tang. and followed by carmen chiu. >> i just wanted to take this opportunity to thank claudine and all of the hard working volunteers to put the celebrations together. i know how hard you work, as mayor lee was talking about his experience and his daughter taking piano lessons especially with the theme this year in
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honoring at chiefments in the performing arts i was part of the band. and i played the nraout in middle school and high school and at that time it was very cool. and we actually got to the point where we got to perform at carnege hall. and it was a great experience and i don't know what my life would have been without having that in my background. as we are celebrating the performing arts, i want to encourage everyone to incorporate that into their lives and hope that many more generations of people will consider that a part of their childhood growing up as well. and again, i want to thank everybody and we are so lucky to be here in san francisco where we embrace the diversity and accept all sorts of people from all different cultures. so, hopefully, this month will be a great time as many of us are so busy in our lives and i think that having a month where we dedicated to celebrating things such as women history month or asian pacific historiage month or small business month, it takes a
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moment to stop and think about the achievements and celebrate our different culture sos so thank you everybody. >> carmen chiu. >> good afternoon, everybody, san francisco's new assess er. and today i am honored to be with you and i want to thank all of the corporate sponsor and the many volunteers who have helped, year in and year out to put this event together and i want to appreciate you. but i also want to say that i know that this year's theme is about arts, i was not a young person who really did much in terms of arts. i did not play any instruments, probably played the recorder when i was in the second grade and it has not expanded beyond that very much but i think that we can all appreciate what art does and the people who can actually carry that forward and what that really brings and how it enriches all of our lives. i think that in all of our lives we see how the art plays into it. when i negotiate with my husband is who is cooking i think that is a little bit more
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art. when i think about the work that our assessor's office does, it is more art than science in terms of valuing properties and so even in the places where you least expect art and creativity to exist, it does exist. of course we appreciate all of the arts community has to bring. i think that mayor ed lee's point is not only celebrating our accomplishments but thinking about the work that we have to do is an important one. the fact that we have the first mayor who is asian american and let's think about the folks who need advocacy and the folks that are immigrant and need services and still have the rights not yet fully upon them. let's take this month to celebrate and do one other thing, call a senator or call someone in congress and say what do you think about mi