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technology. it's key to our economic growth. right across the street, it connects both cities. it's grown to a small network of cafes all over san francisco including new york. it's important to bring together these business leaders and mayor lee cares deeply about these issues. i would like to introduce mayor lee. it's with his support that san francisco has become a leading example how government and business can work to together to spur economic growth. [ applause ] >> thank you, jack. thank you
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for giving us a tour. it remarkable what you have done here and kind of revolutionizing the way we pay for services and products and eventually the topics i like is philanthropy. thank you for inviting us here. mayor bloomberg, welcome back in san francisco and it's great to see you here. you have been a champion and a great leader and it's nice to see the opportunities for me and other mayor's across the country to get these practices down and receive, i think your very practical advice that i always appreciate because that means for me making less mistakes. i love to do that. i also want to thank ron conway, the head of our sf city for being such a great partner because in that
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partnership what we do what new york has been doing and working in a public private setting and creating opportunities not only for great companies to be here and joining and link them up to what government is concerned about to improve lives and this is what sf has to do with also with new york. i want to give a shot out to the squares. [ applause ] i had the experience of walking through a procurement and what it would be like for thousands of businesses and medium in all businesses. you are a great talent to have here in san francisco. i want to thank you for allowing us to share this and hopefully in the new market, i know jack and i have talked about for many months
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ever since the twitter marketing and what that was all about and joining the companies that help me to create jobs and also create the future of this great city. you can also be able to help me do a lot of cleaning up in the south market and tenderloin. that's the great spirit of having the employees here in downtown and part of a great exciting evolving city of san francisco. today we are here to make a very strategic announcement. an announcement that not only benefits our two great cities but suggest that we can contribute to the whole cultural movement of this country by having a digital summit, if you will, that we saw last october that mayor bloomberg brought many of us to new york to participate in the first technology summit.
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bloomberg's philanthropy sponsored and we learned a lot and saw some very good examples that we thought it would be wonderful for our two cities, bloomberg philanthropy and what us both as mayor's do which is bring our experience to each other and offer an opportunity for other mayor's to join us in a great summit. in september 30th, of this year, we'll be in new york to kickoff the first two planned summit meetings. inviting other cities to participate and develop an agenda and talk about and not only what the city and businesses can do with us but also increasing technology and where we find the comfort in areas that are corner stone for economic in the country. i'm
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talking about education, infrastructure, arts and culture. how does the technology help us continue so we don't see this as the bubble that some people continue to expect it, but to see it as the foundation for economic recovery and expansion all across the country. i will be very interested in the topics, not only covering those parts of the format but also areas of immigration, public safety, thing s that i know technology employees want to have housing to make it more affordable for all of you that live and stay here. the big secret is, if you keep the talent, those interested living in the city, then the jobs will be here, the expansion jobs will be here. if you spend time in education, not only will you have greater work force, you will have a work force sustaining for
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future. i'm working on all that that. all of these will be part of the new york summit that new york will sponsor and in september, that will be right part of our innovation month. in early 2014 we'll have a similar event hosted here in san francisco. this will be a great way to have our two cities work together with our private partners. i know that between us, mayor bloomberg, we have our rivalries and compassionate collaboration going on. whether it's our giants playing your mets or yankees or your giants playing 49ers or whether it's brooklyn bridge or golden gate bridge, i think they are great compliments for our city and we
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strategically continue to learn what that has done and how you sped that out to all of us. the only thing i will say in this competition is you have something that i enjoy not having, that is removing snow every winter. that's something i enjoy not having to do here in this city. apart from that, i think we have a lot more passion about what we do as cities, what we create for people, how we signal the culture of american through our cities. you, all of you in this room are part of here in san francisco. i thank you for being here and thank all of you for attending the announcement of our sum it's and the role of technology. thank you. [ applause ] >> mr. mayor, let me start out
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by saying climate change has taken away any snow. we really haven't had many snowy winters. thank you for having us. you have done a hell of a job. i think everybody respects everything you have done and we look forward to the next great improvement in our lives. ed, i have watched you as a protem mayor and you said you weren't going to run and we got over that one. you have done a great job in this city and i think if there is another city in the united states that i would consider living in, which i'm not doing, but if i did, it would be san francisco. there is a culture here and an excitement and diversity that is everything that america
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stands for and you've done a great job. i did hear, jack, that you were thinking about running for mayor? >> that could be interesting if you think about it, 148 campaign speeches, 6 second campaign videos and your big pledge that everyone can pay their taxes using square. [ applause ] [ laughter ] >> i think i speak for the mayor, both of us are happy we don't have to run again. truthfully we are thrilled that twitter and square are growing in new york city as well as in san francisco and city hall and bloomberg philanthropy when the east coast host the summit. like san francisco, new york has already had success in
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building the city. it's also embraced the culture of this sector and it's an example of the city and tech sector to create jobs and for the economic future and what people forget about is the high tech jobs create a lot of low tech jobs and we are all in this together in the support services and any type of economic activity spreads through the entire economy. it is a great example of everybody working together. city economic development is the engine of our nation and we need to provide an environment with start ups that can flourish and if we do that, all the the grid lock in washington, our economy will grow. i would reach to
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everybody to remember that everybody has problems, every government has problems. when you look at america, we've had 235 years of dysfunction and it's doing well so far. maybe it comes with the territory. san francisco has shown how government can function and the citizens of san francisco and the whole region are benefit ting from it. we've had something like a 30 percent in tech growth. this is what we call the big app instead of the big apple. in the next decade
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the capital will continue to grow. last year it was like a hundred new york city based companies that acquired $1.8 billion. it's just the beginning. if you think about san francisco and new york, the future couldn't be brighter because tech business is where the business is where people want to go. if intellectual capital is what your business requires, i don't think you can find two cities in the country that can provide that better than san francisco and new york. in new york we work very hard to bring universities like the university you have here just south of here that is so known for creating the world that we live in today. we are trying to bring that to new york and we have the cornell university, one of the great ivy league schools opening a graduate campus. it's not for undergraduates, right in new york city and they are bringing
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technology and cornell and it interest. it's really a powerhouse that will create jobs that we are already getting and columbia is also expanding there. engineering school is doubling the size of it and nyu is collaborating with overseas universities and we are attracting the big companies. google has a block square building and microsoft has similar to that. everyone of these companies are opening in new york city and not just opening sales office, they are opening development offices and in the same thing coming in this direction. you want to be in a place that is fun, that is diverse, and that's challenging. and i come back to the same thing here in this city and my city are going to be major game changers in the
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world economically and academically for years to come and they are going to add to the pool of sophisticated talent generate new jobs and economic activity. we have to figure out how the other cities are losing hope. we are a country of equal opportunity and not equal results. we have to make sure people have the ability to move up an share in the american dream and that means being self sufficient and having the education that you need to understand the issues and participate. when it comes to tech, we have a government in new york city that gets it. we have a group of business
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innovators and we have city data available to software developers and starts grow and constantly working to matchup investors with tech start ups in our city. city has itself a jobs developer and we've got a chief data analytics officer whose job is including combatting mortgage fraud and stopping prescription drug abuse and things like that. you wouldn't think of technology being useful but in this day and age it is. we have a mayor that road in the taxi in the first bloomberg summit in october. i'm a good customer and everybody was watching. so we look forward to seeing you in new york city and once again, thank you for your hospital. you have done a hell
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of a job. thank you for everything what you have done. you have made this country what it is. [ applause ] i think we'll take some on topic questions for the mayors. >> how do the summit expand engineers about the summit? >> people will go where they think there is a challenge and if companies want to be where the people they can employ, where they want to live. both of us have the responsibility of making it exciting cities but then you have companies that will come. once you get the momentum behind you, it's easy to do it. any meeting like
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we are having gets the best and brightest and when they come, they get publicity and ideas that they want to use. >> i think the exciting part is to identify the role of technology that everybody is not familiar with. we know that technology in businesses is valuable, but we are talking about the other jobs that technology sustains and that means how does it affect our tourism, health care, education, those areas. i think every city is going to have their ears open very widely and even send reps to gain this kind of connection and learn how to attract this technology to their cities. we've always been very open to assist other cities and create that
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relationship. >> it gets your interest and you around the world because they tell their families and it brings knowledge in our cities and knowledge of the world that has built products in the marketplace in your country. all of that works. kids in particular, want to come to places that are environmentally responsible that challenge you and give you lots of opportunities to live side by side with other people that have new ideas, different ideas, and that sort of thing. that's what i have always loved about san francisco. it is a dense city, not as much as city of new york. that gives you a chance to have a life
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experience 24/7, not just during your business day. >> other questions? >> a specific problem -- i'm wondering [inaudible] are there specific problems that you are looking -- is it a problem? [inaudible] >> we have so many problems to solve. just the other day, for example, we were trying to figure out how do we get even a better preparation in our neighborhoods for the expected earthquake disaster we are having in the city and along comes a whole bevy of coming in this economy that affects the management and the host company that is start ing in san francisco that want to plan
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with us and not wait for a disaster to hit and then find out that we could have accessed many people. that is helpful for the mayor to search for more partners and get ready and be more excited about recovery. when you look at what happened in new orleans and all the victims of tornados. they always tell you they could have been more ready for this had they engaged people ahead of time. this is what we are doing to improve these changes. if the economy gets hit by a major earthquake, that's an incredible hit to the rest of the country. we have to invest a lot more. that is one example of how we can use a lot more technology companies helps us with things that have challenged our cities. >> the likelihood of an earthquake is less than out
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here, although i have lived in city hall, working there one day when the building actually shook. it was the first that i noticed. everything did shake a little bit. it wasn't particularly frightening. right now we are trying to figure out what to do the next time there is something like hurricane sandy. yesterday i gave an hour speech, i'm sure everybody listened to every word. i was doing a speech on a 140 page book we listed on the plans that we can do to make our city more resilient. in our case we worry because we are on the atlantic coast and you have a lot of hurricanes coming off the coast and the forecast. oceans have risen a foot in the last several years and then another 2 1/2 in the next 50 years. the oceans are warmer so we would expect more storms and we have to be ready for that.
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we have 450 miles of coastline in new york city. we have a lot going up the rivers and we need a lot of technology to figure out how to protect from waves, from high water, from winds and that kind of thing. we have a potential because we live so densely of power out acknowledges. we have to be able to recover those. we are dependent on power. if you live on the top of an apartment building, you don't have power and you don't have water. that is a very big problem. we have thousands of people living in public housing. there is a number of hospitals that we've had to evacuate a number of them because they had their generators on the roof but they had all the infrastructure in the basement and without power, they couldn't function either. >> what are you doing to help
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out the -- [inaudible] >> they are going to encourage to operate -- >> we had an injunction, let me step back. regulated industries are typically, the regulation is used, the industry and the government complicit in trying to stop disruptive technologies because they want to protect what they regulate and the regulation becomes a crutch for the industry. when you come along as something simple as being able to use your
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cellphone to call a cab, people who already have this service, don't want that because they control it and they dispatch their cans -- cabs and they want revenue. we have two systems of cabs. yellow cabs only work in manhattan south of 9th street. there is no other reason to hail a cab in the other burrows. we have allowed for the rest of them to puck -- pick up in the rest of the city. the industry sued to stop us and the judge ruled in favor of the industry and the high court unanimously through out the judges decision and we are going ahead to selling
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medallions to yellow cabs and the other cabs in the other 4 1/2 burroughs where you can call them. the service is going to be much better. we have basically in new york city in the last month added two totally new transportation systems. cabs for 80 percent of the people didn't have it and bicycle share which is going to be phenomenally possible. these are not subsidized by federal city government. they are customized for every neighborhood. we have the public is a lot better off today than back then, but it's the old entrenched industries that try to shield the government regulation and try to get the local level on their
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side to protect the kind of competition that benefits society in the kind of competition that you and your business and everybody else in this room lives with everyday. in san francisco, as you may have heard, board president david chiu and i have shared an economy task force to fair out as much about the industry. we have a bicycle sharing starting this year. finally, how do you like those green bike lanes on market street. aren't they well painted? scooter sharing, car sharing is obviously with our dna for some time. but it's lead to new industries being treated. we want to have people have a chance to talk about what they are going to do before regulators say no. we have to have a chance to understand what this business
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is and as mayor bloomberg said, we are america and this is where competition is and customers are going to tell us what they want to have either the kind of service they have. i think that's the ultimate freedom to be able to do that. this is going to allow us to do that and this isn't just regulation but the movement of the business is to create new jobs and bringing a lot more people to the economy. these new industries are reflective of something that we are not aware of, but it's been going on for a long time. you talk to the pharmaceuticals in mission bay, they have been doing this for a long time to get their drugs faster. i often cite that as being part of this very spirited effort to get much
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more of a sharing attitude about what we are doing, in addition to the things we just talked about in terms of emergency preparedness. >> anything else? >> who do you expect to be attending these summit meetings? >> we'll think about inviting. [ laughter ] >> anyone like the city representatives? >> people that are interested in advancing their economies or creating businesses or working together and the jack dorothy and the mayor, that's the kind of person you want to have there. we also like them to come to new york and spend money in our restaurants and stay in our hotels, pay taxis. so, it's an exciting thing. any
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of these events. there is a collateral benefit and the people go home and say i didn't know that city was fun, affordable and friendly. that's the best kind of advertising you can possibly have. >> i also think that your education leaders might want to come or your health care leaders might want to understand where technology is and people working in any city might want to have this understanding because i think it's not just the technology businesses. it's their link to the rest of the way you make a successful city in this country and that means education, health care, infrastructure and arts and culture. that blend helps a lot of companies in san francisco help market some of these products. >> i think also i'm going to say congratulations to you. we
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want you to come to new york and do that for us. >> thank you, everybody. thank you for having us in your city. [ applause ] >> call this meeting of the historic preservization to order. >> welcome to the regular meeting for august 7, 2013, the commission does not tolerate