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lernlz in handwriting and the ibm selected twoirp was just coming into the office. the space would have been built for 10 attorneys was built for 35 attorneys and one was an alderman and one female and all the rest white i've been fortunate i've had some great challenges and lewis who really transformed the office into a diverse talented public staff and lawyers in the nation and the community outreach team. it was much to my colleagues and
to the members of the board they've shown in selfless commitment with excellence. i've seen a panorama of public life former mayor friday afternoon when he returned to our office and joel holding court with his spell bounding conversation and dianne feinstein relentless compassion. and willie brown's flaw less grasp of december tin. the the temple people's massacre
and twice stopping the giant ownership from moving the city to toronto and jacksonville. the bathhouse litigation and two impeachments all unsuccessful and one city official in prison. the interrogation of rank choice voting and instant elections and local pub funding for campaigns. proposition 187 the anti state initiative. we deal with things everyday. the composer of initiative when i came in here 3 ordinances had been adapted we now have in excess of one hundred. the rise of affirmative action
and the restoration of city hall to its splendor the revises of homelessness and district elections i've been through this twhis twice in litigation at least the first time around rent control and on and on. it's been an extraordinary era. i love public law bits it's the wonderful swugs to many things. in conclusion i'd like to thank you for allowing me to sponsor this community and all this board for all the challenging
i want to acknowledge our former mayor. and with that we have a number of special accommodations 3 more to be recognized. i want to acknowledge our supervisor yee for the next accomodation >> thank you, president chiu. today, i'm honoring a organization that has a special place in my heart. as some of you know i served as the executive director years ago at a place in which i spent 18 years of my life. in ca necessary it supports many
family support centers in china town. and those centers are throughout china town but in visitation valley and the tenderloin. serving hundreds of children regardless of race and economic status. in fact, we've served in 19 north side it offered children services or childcare services for the san francisco first payment program that was funded by the state department of education were we make sure that they have the resources and support to be successful in their businesses throughout the
city. we noted the children needs strong first name foundations which is why we commitment compromising comment for family refrld. when children succeed community thrive. we hope that organization like we will continue to provide the much needed services to our families especially those in the most challenged neighborhood. next month we will be opening it's sixth childcare center in the bayview community. i believe that there are other supervisors that want to make some comments before i wrap that up i >> i want to take a moment to
honor the wu child services for our youth and families across san francisco since 1977 yee has been committed to low income families and served as a referral house to connect families to needed services after school programs and other services. yee was helped with community organizations and san francisco unified school district the list goes on and on. it's home to the yee generation site arrest i'm thrilled that wu yee and ymca will be lgbt the center next month.
i want to extend my gratefulness to you that wu yee will continue to serve the ethically defy neighborhood of the bayview community. thank you for promoting the healthy development of families and children across this entire city >> thank you supervisor cowen. first of all, i want to recognize an incredible he organization that started in the heart of my district in 1977. a number of social workers got together to address the needs even if family. we know it take a village to raise our children. you serve tens of thousands i
have families. all of you who are part of the wu yee family have a lot to be proud of. you have any champions and allies on the board. with that, why don't we turn it over to the wonderful executive director and your staff. oh, i'm sore - imz supervisor jane kim >> when we have a high density of families we're appreciative for your services. we want to recognize the long commitment of supervisor yee for the childcare in the wu yee tradition >> today, we have monica
walters and to accept this accomodation. i want to acknowledge the parents and community members that are here today. please would you like to stand up (clapping) please join me for thanking - well, you did that. i'm looking at to joining the supervisors at the grand opening next month >> monica with me with mark who's on our board of directors. we're very humbled for thirty this recognition from supervisor yee and all the board. we can't tell you how wonderful it is to be providing all the
services for children in san francisco. we know that affordable childcare is one of the biggest barriers. today, we have 4 thousand children still on the wait list for services. i want to do a quick recommendation to the district director at the ymca who helped us to make this opportunity to him come to reality. our home grand opening december 5th. it's a wonderful gift for me to work with the china town in san
supervisor mar. >> i want to say i'm proud to say i have a couple teachers that have taught me about healthy living and eating it's my honor with supervisor cowen to honor them today. the food guardian from the food access group in the bayview neighborhood and the two a couple of of their leader i'd like to ask them to come forward. i'm sorry you waited over an hour but with all humility their inspiring to the whole neighborhood from the tenderloin the healthy store coalition with us. the food guardian project is an
education project that builds food education. they're great work is used as a model and was an inspiration for legislation that we supported the healthy corner store that will transform our mom and pop stories to find healthier drinks. i want to say that the - each person in the bayview helping others it's a model they've developed in their xhrg of other. they provide a voice by educating and raising advocacies for better foods and sustainable food systems. they're currently engaged in
advising my office on sugary drinks and have been stroll helpful to make us understand the healthy champs. i want to acknowledge the great work of our staff. and for their leadership in the support of food program as well. supervisor cowen could you help electro them >> i will. i want to thank the folks particularly to provide a voice to the food and advocateing food security as well as the sustainable food system. many of you have read in the
newspaper that district 10 they have health inequity issues abound. communities in areas like this have been historically been excluded from participation and the results truly have been deadly. in food services like in bayview with a lack of food service market with an over bound of stores selling tobacco and other things but they've helped to strengthen our neighborhood in healthy food access and including our recent efforts
open is healthy store initiatives. the baby healthy food is an initiative that was worked with on third with a healthy make over which included shelving no produce benefits and allow a liquor store to over more healthy products to a neighborhood. they offer technical assistance to help the market expand into those healthy options. our community is desperate for you for our service. on above the leadership i commend the guardians to helping us change our environment.
thank you supervisor mar >> before the two folks talk antonio couldn't be hero but i'm he honoring kenth and jason. kenneth hill is a student and sequa informed guardian. he's been working to help awaken city college to help educate people and help to improve the equity for all communities. and jazz is a graduate from the state. she was accepted to the matters of health program at sf state.
she repeated in the bayview area and during her time in college she volunteered and confederate her peers to make healthy food choices. she joined the food guardians and she's been motivated to teach in her community. i want to honor them and they can say a few words >> thank you very much eric mar and supervisor cowen. all the health workers cross the city we owe a lot of where wore at. we appreciate the fact that as young people as young professionals coming up wore standing on the shoulder of other projects that have come before us like good neighborhood
that have laid the foundation to continue the food justice work and the model we follow. we also want to thank the community. we wish all the babies would be in this room. we hunger for healthy food and our community is behind supporting those stories. we appreciate being hero in this moment to recognize that every honor we get at food guardians it's for our deeply rooted partnerships with the community. withhold to honor the fact our work is funded by kaiser permanent at the and it takes time to sort out the injustice. we want to thank the department
of health. we wouldn't have access of the acknowledge and training and training people in the community to come up as young professionals and be a model for the community. we want to thank our associates that helped to train us to move the shelving unit and how to influence the store items to stock healthier items that produce is profitable. we want to thank all the organizations basically, the kernel and the seed for helping us. also i think we'd like to recognize antonio williams when
was another food guardian and has been a tremendous leader and wouldn't be here because shows working with the newly converted store owner to make sure the community is getting their fresh produce so thank you for the accomodation and thank you. >> i want to indict to all the things jazz said. and thank you for changing the model in the way they help with the residents in general. just thinking back you wouldn't imagine us back then but the department of health released that changes needed to happen and they wanted to empower the
community. they took the risk and stepped out of the box and not to do something different we care about the folks in the city. yeah. without the department of health and the resources they provide for us, to disseminate to the community it wouldn't be possible. i want to thank my family for the continual encouragement my sons mother and for watching my children to so i could go out and finish my education. i want to thank the department of health and the supervisors for recognizing us today
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> thank you. it is my honor today to recognize the incredible work of a crucial international human rights organization that's represented hero today, the association for justice and reconciliation. it is known as aj r and is currently touring the united states ace the bay area specifically to raise awareness of genocide in guatemala.
as well as hernando luke's gary is. those were with two dictators in guatemala that ended in the early 1980 pc as someone who was born and living in guatemala it was truly. they're made of diversity groups. the ad r was formed by genocide survivors that filed charges against the dictator. when the trail began for the
first time in history a form head of a state was brought to trial for side. they've given their testimonies of the brutal killing by the guatemalan manipulative. it brought genocide to the international media and led to the world really seeing for the first time justice been going begun if guatemala. the current president of this organization the gentleman spear
heated the survivors organization and personally filed the first genocide filings. he risked his life. the other lady is here an incredible woman and san franciscan an international human rights attorney. she has acted as a legal viruses for the past ten years and was sprubl in bringing this to the courts. if you haven't met her she's on a incredible human being. i want to recognize the next time solid