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looked like we are in a different phase of the projects. as the projects come to completion, close out issues and claimerize in the forfront >> they are very much in the forfront and it is a lot of hard work that people are doing behind the scenes to address those issues, but just as a important as the start up phase or middle phase of the program to finish well and that is what we talk about all the time is finishing well. >> thank you >> thank you. >> congrats on the 100 percent completion, that is a accomplishment. question about the cal varus dam replacement. for the record, the california academy of sciences could not handle the whale fossil because of confrict of interest. >> we are in discussion with another entity and hope to have a contract in the future to pure cure the fossil squz
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displace them >> thank you for you and your staff for [inaudible] >> the whale? >> they found how many whale fossils? significant importance in the project itself and the academy of science is in dialogue for about a year or so in terms of helping cureate and handle these but prevented us from getting involved after i joined the commission. >> any other comments? thank you slnt excellent report. we have public comment? >> okay, for my last update, would like to have a budget status report. have a [inaudible] eric sandler give you a update. >> president caen, commissioners eric sandler,
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assistant general manager of business services and chief financial officer of pu crnchlths happy to be before you after a 10 year highates and here with a brief presentation that is a your relural quarterly budget report. the budget report that i'm about to present is a summary of fiscal year 15, recently completed june 30 that needs preodd audit numbers so they haven't been to audit for external audit [inaudible] and the way thais is organized, i have a presentation and there is a memo that provides narrative context on the year and detailed schedules in your package. before i get into the play by play for each enterprise, i thought there were helpful observations that aplayed to all. all thee enterprises experienced reduced revenue as a result of the drought our drought response.
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we have been able to fully or partially mitigate the revenue reductions through a number of measures that are pretty much one time in nature either one time revenue or one time expense reductions. the good news is that all of your policy guideline frz debt service cov rrj and reserves are met but we have question about the implications for the financial planning for short, medium and long term. in the short term the question is what do we do for fy 16 and you took measures to adjust to reduce revenues when you adopted the 16 budget. we'll come to you in september to talk about the budget for fy 17 and 18. weal r what if the drought stops or continues or worse, those are the kinds of things to consider and in the
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long term the question is how to rebalance the long term plan against potentially down shift in water sales volumes and sewer service volume. now i'll dive into what is going on with each enterprise. let's start with water enterprise. we saw a 41 million dollar reduction in revenue and that is just under 10 percent of the water sales revenues. 13.4 million of that was related to sales within san francisco and 27.7 is related to whole sale customers. one thing to keep in mind is the water supply agreement has a mechanism of balancing account so that the under collection in this year can be recovered in the following year. the issue with whole sale customer reduced volume and revenue is timing
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issue than a absolute dollar issue. on the plus side, we had a number of one time positive event in the revenue picture. we had a 11 million dollar settlement with a contractor over some water main replacement and we also had a 8.1 million dollar sale of suhr plus property in mountain view. on the wrus side, wie also have-as a result of therefundings, the reserve requirement is lower and therefore we were able to take a certain amount of money off the debtd service reserve and
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dollars, but we didn't use the 20 million in planned reserves so the waste water enterprise came out positive. 3 4 f1 with respect to hetch hetchy, we saw a decrease in sources and this was not really as a result of reduced of billed volumes but there was less water so we
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produced less energy and we had lower sales of energy. we sold now power on the whole sale market this year and significant reduction in electric sale tooz the irrigation districts. on the e use side we did chbt have to punchs as much power as intended and saw the other enterprises 11.6 million dollars savings from not using planned reserves. as i mentioned earlier, all 3 enterprises meet the commissions policy targets for reserves and for debt service coverage and i'm happy to answer any questions. >> any questions? um, do you have any thoughts about what we are going to do if we have no rain next year? >> that is a good question. i thipg that what me and my team
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are doing and what the exectev team is doing is looking at scenario planning. what if things get worse, what if they stay the same and what if they get better. there is no-what i can say is there no silver bullet but it will take a lot of everything to manage through this. >> i think the plan is september we'll come back with scenarios that if the drought persists that what are some of the things we will do to put us in a better position so we'll come back and talk about options. it is not only effecting water but waste water and power so we are going to do that as well. >> it isn't just a matter if the brout persists, if conservation persists which is a good thing that presents
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challenges that we have to deal with. >> the last thing before we close, i don't know if we actually officially welcomeed the commission. eric, i know we talked individually and i was ought the last meeting but he stepped in and did a great job. it took the efforts of annhering [inaudible] and tod rr [inaudible] and michael [inaudible] to recruit eric to come back and apply for the position under probably a lot of pressure, but it is great to get someone in the industry because he came from east bay mud and was here previously and he has come in and fit right in like a old shoe. comfortable shoe. >> need a shine. >> we just wanted to thank you and welcome you and he is a
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great addition. >> thank you. >> with that i conclude my report. >> very good. any public comment on the general managers report? okay, next item, please. >> item 8 is bawsca update. >> good afternoon commissioners. nick col sandkulla. if i could have the slides. i want to talk about 2 things today. first, i want to give a flavor for how the service area is doing in response to the call for water use reduction and i'll land and end on [inaudible] first, good
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news. the bawsca agency are leading the state in achieve thg reductions requested by there governor. as a whole, if we wait their targets, they have to achieve a 15 percent reduction target and in fact, compare today the state wide reduction of 25 percent, in june the agency achieved 33 percent which is a pretty incredible number. state wide the state agencies as a whole barely exceeded the governors target and in fact, among the bawsca agencies all but one exceeded the target and that individual agency just found out what the reason for, it is was [inaudible] their major shopping center in town was close said june of 2013, demolished, 1.3 million gallons is a normal use in the month that didn't exist and not on
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the books and now fully rebuilt and they were in demand of june 2015 that couldn't figure what happened to west burryo that is the answer. if you look that rest of the state, the state as a whole, 61 percent of reporting agencies are achieving the target. there are many agencies in the state that are 15 percent away from the target. for me the take away is that they are doing a very good job but need to continue to do more. this is the breakdown. this is something that my board had asked for and so each of the agencies, this is the june data and 33 percent overall savings is the solid dark line across the top and the 15 percent is the average. the conservation standard sin yellow and percent reduction they achieved is in blue. so, what you really see
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is the fa nominal experience with each of the agencies. this is the same data but tr had residential per capita use. just some people like to look at that a little differently. what you see here is the broad difference among the region where you have low residential per cap taw agencies like dally city and east pally alto and high ones hills burrow being the highest in 2013 in june, but doing a very good job achieving the target and they are very serious about doing everything they can to reduce their water use. what we know is that that number is great for june, we must achieve the bulk of savings in the summer when you have the majority of agencies using 5 oor 60 gallons
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per capita today you won't get reduction from those in december. you have to get the savings in the summer, so that is a very important message and one we have talked about through the suvs area that now is the time to achieve those savings and need to do more so we make sure overall throughout the year we save everything that we need. so this is our push. these are 2 of the billboards that are down on 101. one is going north and the other south in the vuscenity of red wood city. the push is really about outdoor irrigation and it is about going native, planting drought tolerant species and allowing the grass to go gold as mine has and looking at either givling it up or replanting with natives after the drought is over. that is a
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big push and i think we are seeing the results with these numbers and hope that will continue. now, on to my second topic. mountain tunnel. i do feel it is important to speak to that today. it was my understanding you were going to be present would a schedule today and anyhow that is put off until your next meeting in september which your next meeting. houv, it felt like this challenge is so important and the need for progress is urgent and to protect the water users who are dependent on the water system that delay of weeks or days do matter and want to say a few things since i have your time today. the tunnel according to staff and consultants is at risk of a failure which can could reduce water deliveries to agencies and customers for a extended and undetermined length of time. i believe the situation requires the same attention
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that is given to a lot water system improvement program which is successful [inaudible] and really that was where back in 2005 we felt mountain tunnel should have stayed at the time. last week i met with your staff and we areiveed the schedules to do the work necessary to improve access to the tunnel, the work to inspect sw repair and build the by-pass tunnel if required. we are working with your staff and together to determine how to protect our water users and assure reliable water supply. each of the 3 projects require a lot of time to complete, 2-12 years. amazing to think about. that doesn't include contingencies or thij things we can't anticipate today. mean while, 24 threat of extended outage continues to exist until the project is complete. as you know, may 26 i asked the
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commission for a plan to determine how to meet water needs fl customers in the event of a outage where a certify actry water supply can be found and how can it be delivered and our biggest priority now is the protection of those water customers. residence squz 30 thousand businesses and thousands of community agencies i represent. given the schedules we received and the 3 mans i focused on 2 issues. the prompt identification of the water supply plan in case of tunnel collapse and urgent approval of the best plan to fix the tunt, the efforts are connected and equally important. they are both critical to protect the interest. continue to ask the commission and staff to give priority to these challenges and urgent implementation of
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plans that will hopefully be approved. [inaudible] thank you. with that, i'll take any comnlt you may have. any comments? >> >> thank you >> thank you commissioner. >> next item, please. >> item 9 is the consent calendar. all matters here listed counsitute are considered rutune by san francisco public utilities commission and [inaudible] vote of the commission. there is no separate discussion of the items unless a member of the commission or public requests in which case the matter is removed from the calendar. 9 a, approve kubra [inaudible] award agreement cs 310 and offer profession agreement for an amount not to exceed 1 million for 5 years.
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[inaudible] for total contract amount of 876, 177 and authorize final payment to the contractor. c, accept contract number, w rks with 526 approve modification 3 decreasing amount of contract by additional 257, 353 and authorize final payment to the contractor. d, award contract number ww 569 in the amount of 746, 492 to the lowest qualified responsible and responsive bidder lc engineer and construction >> any request to remove any of the items? to the public, same question? seeing none may i have a motion? >> i make a motion >> second >> all those in favor? opposed? the motion carries >> item 10 approve the
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selection of noble americas energy solution award agreement cs 247 r and authorize professional service agreement for amount not toexceed 5 [inaudible] >> did you want to present this again? no. i should ask are there any questions on this? jrk jason freed. this isn't on the critical path this is a item that should have been put on the critical path so encourage you to pass it today. i think a contract is important in get thg program or the agreement is important to get the program up and running since the only way to collect funds is if we have back office support system. i encourage you to pass out the staff recommendation today. >> good, thank you. any
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further questions from the commission? may and a motion, please? >> move >> second. >> all those in favor? opposed? the motion carries. let's see, where are we? madam secretary could you read the items for closed session? >> 13 is unlitigated clam [inaudible] versus city and county of san francisco. 14, existing litigation, ccsf versus pg & e. item 15 existing litigation mountain cascade contract litigation. item 16, existing litigation restore hetch hetchy versus city and county of san francisco. item 17, unlitigated claim, ccsf versus ae com. item 18, litigation city county of san francisco versus [inaudible] golf and
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recreation. item 19, conference with real property negotiator water shed lands known as parcel 61 and 65 containing 218 hole golf courses located at [inaudible] under negotiation is price and terms of payment. items 20-26 will not be heard today. >> um, first of all, i need a motion to recuse commissioner courtney from closed session for item 13. >> i'll move. >> i second >> all in favor? opposed? motion carries. any public comment on the items in closed session? seeing none, we will now go into closed session after a 8 minute rec
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>> >> the commission has now reconvened to open session. in closed session, the following was done: item 13, 14, 15 were settled. item 16, 17, 18, 19, no action. i have a motion regarding whether to disclose? >> move to disclose. >> second. >> all in favor? opposed? the motion carries. other new business? the only thing i can think of is i don'ts think that commissioners should wear cubs >> i conver, thank you. >> be aware. >> would you like to announce the august 25 meeting is
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canceled? and august 25 meeting has been canceled, so the next meeting will be the second tuesday in september. >> i can't promise to wear these until the next series. >> the meeting is adjourned at 4: 32. my name is randy shaw. i would like to welcome you all to the tenderloin museum. [ cheers and applause ] >> and you know it's not a
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dream, it really exist. i brought joaquin torres and amy cohen a few weeks ago. i wanted his honest assessment. i said what do you think? he said, you know, i can't believe it's actually going to happen. that is a common thing. and i want to say right at the outset two people who are not with us today who i just want to acknowledge because without their infused spirit and legacy we wouldn't be here. one is lloyd cooper. many of you know that lee roy was a long mentor of mine and from fall of 1979. we met with lee roy in his office and
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he was selling us this idea that tenderloin could be improved and here we are still doing it. it's quite impressive. the other one is cattle, whose wedding photo is here since 1985. he meant so much with my relationship with him because he opened the door to the sro community and became a major donor. we got many many people who care about the tenderloin. you can see it on the board. it's the owners of the tenderloin, people like paul
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brushte and who dug into their pockets and said we believe in this museum. that's what's happened. i want to thank all of those who donated and for believing in us. we didn't think this was going to happen. thank you all. [ applause ] >> i go to a lot of these events and you can have people going on and on thanking each person. everyone here was invited. most of you need some support from the media. the media was great. you all deserve thanks. so please don't associate me not mentioning a person by name as not recognizing. there are some people from institutions that i have to call out today. when we hear about pro bono assistance
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it can often mean a saturday having your staff paint or an architecture firm or it could mean 6 years on a project. i never forget. i feel like some of these folks like seth miser. it's like saying good-bye to the tin man. we've been working on 6 years of working on this museum. perkins and will's contribution. the number of the architecture and design. i do want to call them out. and, [ cheers and applause ] i didn't forget that. there was a series of architects who were working the set and this had to do it during a construction period was
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matsushida. you did all the the stress work. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> and then of course we had to have someone supervise construction. and everyone knows contractor stories and people have the horror stories from their house and wherever you go when you go a people have that story. we don't have that story because we use webcor. you cannot believe the professionalism, the quality. eric was sending e-mails multiple times seven 7 days a week. the organization of this project could never happen without webcor's pro bono support and the dedication of those individuals. we want to call them out and thank them. [ applause ]
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is rodrigo sanity -- santos here. i asked him to give us a price on engineering and he said i'm not giving you a price. i'm doing it for free and he did. [ applause ] our favorite designer is rob duncan here? i saw rob earlier. i know rob is here. all the great designs, all the great retail stuff was all designed by rob. rob would occasionally ask for a very small check which no where near covered his cost. it covered the museum design and we got at the elite international firm. thank you, rob. [ applause ] i also want to thank our great hero, my hero john burton for coming.
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great hero for coming. john and i took a driving tour back in 2010 where he pointed out to me all the places he used to gamble and drink in the tenderloin. [ laughter ] and he remembered them. and also i want to thank tom and ron at pbi for going far beyond the call of duty. thank you very much, both of you. [ applause ] so again, i'm not thanking everyone else as well but i want to get to the presentation. a lot of things happened on the morning i -- mayoral's watch. it happened because of mayor lee's watch. people asked me who
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supports this museum. if i said our biggest supporter is mayor lee. he's been with us the entire time and he believes in the tenderloin. what's interesting is all of us who you see here, we all have a long history, but what i learned in researching my book and for this museum is that mayors haven't done very much for the tenderloin in history. they talk a good game and come down for ribbon cutings and they give a lot to non-profit housing, but when it comes to this, it's been 15 years. we got lucky that mayor lee became mayor. i have to say when you look at the help we got from the mayor's office, and when steve comes, he never comes to an event. steve came to this event and
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the support he gave to us. of course amy cohen and joaquin and someone who gave as much help, jeremy. i wish we had a closed circuit so jeremy knows all the help he gave us. that happens with mayor's in the title. that doesn't happen if you don't have a mayor who says i want all the staff to help the tenderloin. ed lee did that. wow further a do, mayor, thank you very much. [ applause ] >> randy, thank you for the introduction. >>mayor edwin m. lee: this is what a sizzler's restaurant looks like. [ laughter ] >> you have to know that part of the history in order to appreciate that line. we certainly do. and those who have been in the tenderloin for many years serving the residents here. i think you are all to be
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congratulated. i know there is an abundant list of people. but i also want to acknowledge those that maybe do not have a big name but are the small business owners within two or 3 blocks from here that said we want this to happen. every police officer that has served this district wanted this to happen. firefighters who have come through here wanted this to happen. nurses, i have a lot of nurses and medical health professionals wanted something here to happen. it shouldn't surprise all of you that when it comes to the tenderloin, when it comes to revitalizing areas in the central market, historically depressed areas, it takes not only the great ground leadership that randy has provided for many years. you have to give randy a huge huge [ applause ] here. [ applause ]
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talk about this. if i had anything do with it is only because he convinced, he was there and you have a reading. this is our history. this is why we came to study law and do civil rights and work in the communities like this. no different way i feel about chinatown and north beach and some areas we worked historically together. but i will also say beyond kind of taking care of our own roots and the people we believe in and giving them the level of respect, i enjoy working with the people you just named. we are working together now today to house what is on the front pages of homeless population and they are doing a terrific job and they are freeing up master leasing with as many units as they can. they are finding us to be more incredible partners on these very
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challenge populations that have a lot of issues and they are centered in central market and tenderloin and we want to help them. i also want to say that in addition to them and the volunteers, there is just an incredible number of people that go unnamed and the staff. i want to also give another shout out to a group of people that continue i think to help revitalize all of san francisco but particularly the most challenging are artist. this museum is part of art. it doesn't surprise me that the museum is the idea that has now come forward to attract investor confidence, to bring people together. and i'm looking at karen from the arts and
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naomi, the city administrator who was in my previous role in trying to figure out what joaquin and amy and others and how we continue to work with the arts to revitalize and bring forward life because when you have nothing, you still got art. you got a history to talk about. so when we had all of those meetings at the wonderful hasteings college, they did a great partnership community and it was neat to tell those stories of what we needed others to do to get people involved. that's why i'm not surprised to explaining the idea of the uptown in the tenderloin in this fashion to be so sustainable that a larger fate is happening particularly in the tenderloin area and we celebrated those milestones on
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a basin which is more and more to come. but there is investor competence that is also there. there will be companies that will i think appreciate this even more. that's why there is neighbor nest. that's created for low income families that are part of the technologies contribution. there will be more of that as the cba's get more life into the community benefit agreements and all the technology employees. they will not just go down larkin street. they are going to chairman and the bistro and they will say where is this museum and they will discover that and hopefully get into the jazz and cadillac hotel again and hopefully into more jazz. as 400 mayor's discovered in one of their most enlightening sessions ever to
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join our memorial in that session. so there is to say a lot of things happening and it's just a matter of us linking it up, talking about it, and introducing more people to it. when we get the lighting down with the harlan's leadership on the lighting, the pathways are going to be better lit and you see people at the park providing for all the people that we want our parts to reflect. on valencia, that's going to sprout. you see ice cream in the middle of the tunnel coming. i can't wait for the day we serve free ice cream in the tenderloin. they deserve it. that will be a lot of fun. there is a lot of new things happening and i think this is a moment to an attribute all the spirit of the people that have come here to
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make this happen. engineers, there is a reason why they are the most successful and good reputable contractor in the city. they are building the big downtown buildings but also help rehab lead with many others with this incredible museum. i can't wait when they start counting the numbers of people that come through here. because when they come through here, all the other shops you have to be exposed to. this is part of uptown tenderloin. it is part of the story, the history to arm themselves with so they will know what they are looking at and appreciate this entire part of our city that now is going to become an even bigger contributor. they have contributed. we just haven't recognized it. and i know that muhammad and others, we struggled in our capacities for public works to allow pathways for more people
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to come here will continue doing that, but all the agencies are working together now in a much better rhythm because we appreciate the investments that are made here because this is going to cause more investments especially the investment in people and we are going to see more of that from our administration. the tenderloin is going to be a great story, but so is church street and bodega and central market and so much more of an investment for people who want to create a better place and time for a chance to celebrate and have this sharing for a lot more people. thank you for this milestone, but i am excited to see this cause even more excitement in this entire community and randy, your leadership, your unfettered
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commitment to this. i want to say thank you from the entire district. [ applause ] >> i do want to mention that kevin louis is sitting in the third row. he and my paint job, we opened an art gallery for art a half block down 236 leavenworth street. and so many people said to me, who did this museum, it's so great. if you need someone to do a museum for you. steve is right there and give him your card and he'll get a hold of you. so i'm very honored by the presence. we have the history on the walls and the history sitting here and
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reverend cecil williams. one thing i want to say about reverend williams, i have been in the tenderloin, i know him. i didn't know in 1963 there were only 35 families as members. he had a remarkable organizing strategy. i don't think anyone would have thought of it. he said we are going to hire a minister for youth who has no money. that's what he did. he led the power grass roots and organized this. how many knew that? how many read my books? [ laughter ] the legacy is so much more powerful in the tenderloin. we are so glad you are here. do you want to say a few words?
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>> greetings, everybody. thank you men and ladies. thank you the people who put the time and effort and money. this is the most important thing that's happened in the city and county of san francisco. no matter what you are looking at and how you see it. this place certainly is something that is vital and will continue for years and years to come. and having said that, janis, i could not have done it without you. i'm telling the truth. [ laughter ] in fact she did before i did. we did. what you don't know i will tell
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you. every inch of this, every group that came to san francisco, we had something to do with them in what they did in this city. you name it. we saw at nighttimes what you can probably see on television because we felt very strongly that the voice of those folks who came through san francisco, that led me to be here. we never gave in to their philosophy. we have philosophy and a commitment and an unconditional love as a base. there were moments where it was getting pretty tight at
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times. actively came here. secondly, we had also to begin to relate closely and openly with gay and lesbian groups. we could find ways in this community, large population of gays and lesbians. that was very important. so we identified with whatever the movement was. so as a leader to the nation we responded to the gay and lesbian community. the third thing is i don't know if you know this or not but we have 10,000 volunteers who come through every year. that is something that is very critical. lastly but not least, you need to know this, there is no doubt about it, right in the block from where we are located there are large groups of african
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americans. there is a large number of african americans in the tenderloin. large numbers. some of them they have problems and confront issues. they are ours and we are theirs. we will always be theirs and they will be ours, always. i want to hear him say, janis without your time, i don't know where i would be without you. [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] >> talking about all people well generally i was going to open the first office in 1980. ed glide raised it to $75 a month and we said we
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can't afford that and right next door was a vietnamese community development center which started my work with do. remember we had some refugees who came to the tenderloin and started to transform the neighborhood and i worked with toe for 10 years until local 2 which is in the tenderloin. i thought the coincidence that you and i met in glide. toddo. [ applause ] >> being here just feels like so much coming home. although i never really left the tenderloin. i came just a little bit from a personal perspective. i came to the lend lion when i was 18 and i'm 56 now and i'm still working on
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the tenderloin. working as the vietnamese youth development center what is under the leadership of lamb do you -- and the memorial church where we do a lot of community outreach. we provide after school. i was one of those youth that benefited from the program and north of market plan and coalition. i think we have one of our first southeast asian housing committee in the city because of the diversity of the members who live in here which is vietnamese laotian and cambodia. we do our best effort to incorporated ourselves to learn about our right as a tenant and also we want to learn about being a part of
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the bigger picture of passing rent control. we have a lot of memories where we have our first picket line to protest one of the evictions. one of the buildings right here but we have a sad moment where i don't know if you remember where there was a person that died in the building. the cause because of the space between the floor and elevator and the space was too small. as a community we overcome a lot. the unite development center is providing youth with a different focus with technology and recreation that we when you are growing up poor you don't have the opportunity but now growing up and you have the location. that is what
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we do and we also survive a lot of turmoil and that's what you do with us. and reverend i have to remember his name. when our community was going through a lot of turmoil with what's going on in our homeland we continued to be able to be about and provide the best service we can regardless of whether or not you are supporting the republican or supporting the reunification of vietnam today. i feel very much at home and thank you for all the work that everybody had done to continue to work the community forward. one thing i have to mention is that because a lot of our members in local two become more self sufficient as working in the
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hotel because of the effort of you and randy from the planning coalition after making sure that these hotels when they build they are sure she hire a resident from this area. [ applause ] so some of our members graduated from here and able to provide a home and live better. i know they have a much better life. the tenderloin is a lot of memories for me and a lot of struggles and a lot of cobwebs as well. [ applause ] i should mention the cultural center used to be the waitresses union. it's the largest waitresses unit # -- union in the united states. we are a big union area. many of you know kathy looper
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from here friday concerts. i worked with her as long as i have known lee roy and she's 79. everyday when we have our tours, which is really important for this museum because we want people to go out to the community and get to know the tenderloin. we have pam coats, one of our tour guided. kathy is also a tour guide. the first time i take everyone is through the cadillac hotel they are blown away because they hear negative things about the sro's. they see it and they say is this the sro? because of kathy is the unsung hero in the
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tenderloin. kathy? [ cheers and applause ] >> that was all fully sweet. it's night to be in a room full of people who love the tenderloin. i have to tell you it's heart warming to be here and see this with this out pouring of support. when lee and i built this, it failed because it was an isolation. there wasn't enough around it to draw people in even just for a meal. if anybody knows me, you know i will get to the point. we need your continued support. we need you to support serve -- every business. we need you to go to
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the museums, then go to one of our restaurants. randy has done an incredible job of bringing investment into this community. it's not just his job, it's our job. we have to do the same. we have to encourage people to come in and spend their dollars in our community, help support this community and this museum is a great entry way for people to do that. so, that's it. bring your pocket books. [ cheers and applause ] >> to continue on that theme because we don't have philanthropic support, we have all kinds of items for sale that are sold in a museum. if you haven't bought any before, buy some today. getting people to come to the museum and pay the admission fee and
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to have them take the tours which we have on thursday nights. that could help. all of you who are inspired by this and talk the language by mayor lee and doddo is to talk about it. we need to you do that you can't just walk away and say that was fun, where is lunch and it's all forgotten. i have told people the story about how sitting down with gratsdz wealthy people and when they are with me it was a great idea but they didn't give any money. when you are here you are excited and back home you are in another environment. if you just give to momma. we are
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working very hard to raise every dollar in the tenderloin. when you do that, it's great to be here. we have word of mouth and otherwise you have ways to go to the museum. our opening night event at 6:30. we have a rare extraordinarily rare assistance. if you see sierra strike and mark. susan striker and victor hernandez. victor the co- director will both be here along with marching and veronica, the activist and if you want to know the gay and
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lesbian history of san francisco and where it began, it began here right in the tenderloin. cover charge covers the free wine. see you all here and in the future. thank you. [ applause ] @p
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>> (clapping) i'd like po to welcome you all for this ceremony thank you for joining us i hope and trust getting here with the closer it wasn't not hard i to the here at 7:30 we're going to begin the program with the national black anthem of the republic of korea
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sing the star extending spending banner and then bringing on students from korea singing the korean national black anthem please join me with our amendme national anthem ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ (clapping.) >> thank you ladies and gentlemen, if you would please remain standing i'd like to introduce the kids from korean college who are studying for courses in the summer their chicagoan choi flew over with
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his wife from korean chancellor thank you if the students will now come on stage (clapping.) >> smile. >> please cue the national anthem of the republic of korea ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (singing in korean) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ . (clapping.) >> thank you very much
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nice presentation at this point i'd like to introduce our chaplain to present the invocation please remain sitting chaplain denny is a retired juney sergeant recipe of the navy cross for valor and purple heart in the battle of the hook during the korean war he's also the current chap lip of the first marin division please welcome denny wiseburg. >> please remain seated in our own persuasion please follow along with what i have to say heavenly father we're blessed you've preserved this spot this
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glorious place to put a glorious memorial for the korean war we ask you put our loving armed around everyone that has to do with with this all the veterans that were there both korean and american in korean during that war their families please remember those we have lost i'll like to ask you to take one momentum of silence in memory of those brave souls in the landing in 1950 and the sounds like from 1950 to 1953 (silence) god we just thank you so much for the privilege of serving you
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and serving our country's we just thank you so much for this glorious day and glorious scene i ask you to put our loving arms around those folks around you are military whatever in harm's way eir otherwise and our families around this will think a be a great educational spot for the future those things we ask in your holy name. >> thank you denny we're very pleased and honored we have a special guest who is joining us former skooirtd 0 george p sxhuflts and his wife for the city and county of san francisco (clapping) and for the state of california
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secretary councilmember curls who identical was awarded the sole peace prize by the government of the republic of korean in 1992 the most recent recipe was from germany george not to make a few remarks please welcome the secretary of state. >> thank you. >> fellow veterans and those who are marines let's goes simplify simplify. >> i started my career in siphon government in the i's hover and isaac closed it out we're proud of that for younger people i's hover was a very wise map man now the relationship with too the united states and
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south coroner is long and close and during my time as secretary of state we worked closely together and i made quite a few of the trips to korean and i remember all the planning that went into the soul olympics and look at the wonderful ways the properties westbound developed one incident that stands out everyone was worried security particular with the north tendency towards take care religious freedom we worked on that. >> and one occasion the sooifb foreign minister was visited me i took him to the white house and reagan said mrvpt steven athletes will be in soul no
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north korean temper religious freedom that's nailed down thank you. >> (clapping.) thank you, mr. secretary. >> will typed i'd like to recognize the people for whom this memoryal a constructed to your right those whiteheads stones 20002 hundred and 73 are for people that fought in the korean war for those men and women and for all of you here we're a debt of gratitude will all korean war veterans please stand and be recognized (clapping.) thank you, gentlemen. >> we also, of course, wouldn't
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be here without donations so wild all donors who that made this possible to please stand and be recognized (clapping.) thank you, gentlemen ladies and gentlemen, we also have with us today each of uh our distinguished guests 23rr789 will be speaking several will not i want to acknowledge and recognize them first, we ha supervisor scott wiener of san francisco and we have vice president of the are korean war million foundation a strong supporter of korean war veterans mr. mann jay kim
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(clapping.) let's see our next speaker is a man who most of you know judge convincing necessarily restored are r retired superior court judge and now want and chairman of the korean war millennial foundation please welcome mr. contra costa (clapping.) >> good morning to everyone i don't know if that gentleman who spoke introduced himself he's jerry regard that is correcter the almost only employee of the foundation and once upon a time, and still forever united states
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marin korean e corp. captain i want to recognize him (clapping.) i do have some remarks but i have the responsibility under our sometimes second degree emitted mode of operation of the foundation to recognize some other attendees and guests we're pleased to see here reference was made i'd like that them to stand chancellor and ms. jewishic choi of korea (clapping) and to egon choi the president of the soul san francisco sister
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city committee (clapping) ms. paula collins vice chair chairman of the presidio board of directors (clapping) and other members of the foundation board of directors i'd like to ask them to stand after i recite their them curtis lieutenant commander and frank united states merchant marin who retired (clapping) and we have a wonderful accountant who i would like to say have stand steve lynn (clapping.)
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i also want to record the fact that president here 3 representatives of 3 of the members of the u.n. e united nations which participated in the korean war the council general the leggings burger and - (clapping.) deputy council general of id dr. k jay (clapping) and from the consul general of the republic of the philippines reginald bernard (clapping.) it is said and admiral brown is here admiral can you stand
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please (clapping) it is said that nothing is a short as the public's memory those here born before 1935 or before 1940 the memory of june 25, 1950, remains especially for those persons who after that dark day were in or transported to the republic of korea as a soldier a nurse, navy, castro street or merchant marin sailor or markup and many of the veterans are here thank god today others present represent americans, koreans and others as
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president dwight dj iblgs hover proclaimed on january 20th, 1953, at much is time in history we who are free much proclaim a new our faith 3 years later came pamela and a troubled trust that continues in tragic division of a people that should be one nation at peace and threatening no other nation we hear assembled should never forget the assumption of the responsibility of the u.n. members led pie america joined by the republic of korea in preserving the great good of south korea our purpose to
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remind post 1943 generations of that struggle the unity of these us bank members and the deaths and wound of those buried cross the road and the 2 hundred millions members military and siphon who died in those 3 years and who lie elsewhere this millennial constitutes a notable undertaking accomplished by a hundred of millions of korean and american we remember when freedom was preserved as part of an asia peninsula that must one day be holy free history is to a nation what memory is to an individual
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our respective republics are built on invented free speech and law and order constructive social purpose and international peace hang cook, (calling names) the korean people are peace loving and harding people so two (clapping.) are the americans and unmembers that joined the south korea people with valor to reject gratification and create an
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example for future generations and eternity to those virtues and to that purpose we dictate this historic monument thank you (clapping.) >> thank you, judge cop and the judge mentioned i was a captain in the marin korean i would be remiss in i looked at technology the president here of the general in the marine corp. and the board member of the foundation michael u s generally of the club on memorial street donald reed is a treasurer of the memorial foundation and the
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personal donor of over a quarter of a million dollars to this million he'll be reading a message florida senator dianne feinstein remarks she prepared because her business in washington prevented here from being here today please welcome my guest. >> thank you jerry good morning ladies and gentlemen, i'd like to acknowledge first secretary schmitz and also judge cop former judge and mayor ed lee it pleased me very much to make those comments on the on behalf of senator feinstein she would today, we celebrate the
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groundbreaking for the bay areas korean million that commemorates and honors the courageous korean war conveniences with their surface for freedom and democracy it is fitting indeed that a permanent million be located here as san francisco was the point for so many americans that fought in that war and the end of the journey for so many who returned through the golden state both living and dead this million will help to insure the all of a sudden forgotten people are remembered to all korean veterans thank you for your services and my thanks to everyone for the support of this million and our remembrance of the modern 2 hundred and 50 thousand americans and south
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korea's allied soldier that gave their lives in the name of the freedom for the republic of korea thank you senator dianne feinstein (clapping.) thank you, don i neglect of duty to mention following 24 ceremony to our left food will be served complimentary luncheon for anyone that wants to stick around and eat i for one will typed i'd like to introduce a gentleman who most of you know the honorable mayor edwin lee city and county of san francisco mr. mayor (clapping.) >> thank you, captain parker and thank you for your service
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to our city and country hello, everybody welcome you know, i think our particular blessed this morning since i believe according to nancy who is the chairperson everyday is foggy but today not foggy you know i don't have an opportunity to thank my dad for being a veteran i'll speak through the veterans here to thank him that's why here today, i'm proud to stand here and celebrate the long awaited groundbreaking for the site of the million dollar our veterans have chesterfield chosen i think that is an outstanding site and perfect for this memorial it certainly commemorates and honors our well deserving
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veterans and together we in san francisco will always remember remember the americans that fought in the all of a sudden forgotten war with their brother and sister in south korea i want to thank again, the houbl inventing i quinton cop and men's e members of the coroner foundation have insured the future generation those you saw sing and many more who perhaps with that reminder never forget the true cost of war and certainly the true price of freedom today thousands of military veterans call san francisco their home in our city i working along with supervisor scott wiener and the entire board of supervisors we will not turn our backs on the
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dedicated veterans that made surfaces for our freedom so the the men and women return from the armed services we'll make sure they get proper support and services from education, to jobs, to housing in our city burglary make sure they're not on our streets and i i want to give a specialized recognize by the end of this year thangsz to the generosity of benny hoff and other volunteers we'll end homelessness for veterans in san francisco. (clapping.) i've had the privilege of knowing now for almost two years our consul general from korea i want to thank him for his friendship and our soul sister
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city to visit soul and honor the people of south korea and to make sure we continue this wonderful relationship that we have in culture and education and more and more in the business relationships all san francisco should take pride in this million that hours the korean veterans thanks to the service their services will not be forgotten and all of us all of us have benefited by their service to protect our feemz and given what has happened of the things we celebrate in san francisco i want to say that freedom is pretty nice to have and that's why we need to thank people that have surfaced the ultimate for this let this million also stand for
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a testament not only for war but to the freier and the united states and republic of korea that builds a partnering that provides us what opportunity for culture an education and economic collaborations and i look forward captain and consul general and minister kim and george and charlotte and to the wonderful foundation leaders and to honorable judge cop to this day we not just kick start this but see this million and is a shake our hands yet we all night in the future of generations to appreciate what occurred then and what we do for each to keep our nation's strong thank you very much (clapping.) thank you. >> thank you, mayor ed lee
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at this point i'd like to say to bring judge cop back to the microphone for a special introduction judge cop. >> my pleasure to present the honorable kim i couldn't know who a member of the national assembly of the republic of korea chairman of the american veterans of korea foundation an organization dedicated to supporting veterans representative kim flew here from soul yesterday for this occasion and at 2:00 p.m. believe it or not he's going to be as sfo flying back to soul so join me in a happy greeting to
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representative kim i couldn't know (clapping (clapping.) >> good morning, everybody. we speeding i would like to congratulate the millennial foundation for today is groundbreaking ceremony of this million in san francisco i would like to thank the san francisco korean million foundation and the president quinton co-cop sea others for hosting simple a mooifb be event and thank you to mayor ed lee, consul general hang and kay vice
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president of the cornell being leaders today most importantly i'd like to gnaw my deepest gratitude to the korean war veterans and families that devoted themselves to protect freedom and peace in the republic of korea it is my privilege and honor to attend to today is ceremony and deliver a speech on behalf of the republic of korea 2 years ago as the president has a special envoy i attended the 16th anniversary which was held and coroner million no washington, d.c. in front of a president obama and about 10 thousand korean war
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veterans and their families i promised to establish a foundation to support those hero these and others last year, i promised the american developers of the korean foundations to work to provide avoidance to korean war veterans and their descendents including a scholarship program and others products next year we hope we have the chance to give a scholarships to students from san francisco during the korean war many american soldiers came to korea from san francisco today, we are joined by many who were shipped off to korea from san francisco including cornell and i'm sure
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any anothers thanks to those veterans i'm sure that many veterans from san francisco have wanted to see this million for a long time it is a stipend there was no korean war million in san francisco until now despite it's historical meaning in the korean war although it is late i'm happy the korean government can speak to build the korean million in san francisco i'd like to give a special thanks to all those people who donated we will continue to crotch fully until the end the united states and its republic of korea have marking tougher share the prosperity together thanks to
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korean war veterans korean people will not forget the surface and fight of the korean war veterans it is my hopes as chairman of the american veterans of the korean foundation will further strengthen the u.s. korean alliance that was forced in blood all those years ago i look forward to the new chapter our two countries will offer together including i once again pay my deepest went and gratitude to the korean war veterans i hope this million keeps the memory of a korean war veterans lee alive for future generations of san francisco i wish you all great health and happiness go bless you and your
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families (clapping.) >> thank you, representative thank you very much foundation was established in 2010 and in 2011 was accorded tax exempt status by the internal revenue service and the california franchisee tax board serving as president of the foundation during those years and until february 20th, 2015, was former congress retired marin korea cornell we'd of the navy cross at a second lieutenant with the marin corp.
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in korea and 15 year members of the united states how's house of representatives my friend since 1962 the honorable paul pete ma columnist key junior (clapping.) he has transmitted to me 3 sentences which i asked him to say so i can gnaw them to all of us as follows: the million we commence to build today will honor the dead of 18 nations over 36 thousand americans and 9 hundred thousand south korean military who setting out to enforce the landmark provisions of the u.n.
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charter adapted in this city in 1945 never again should one nation invade another 3 year war ended in that left the people of korea divided against there will hopefully, this monument mr. will last long enough to see the peaceful reunification of the people in who's honor so many died from 1950 until 1953 my pleasure now is to present
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the chairwoman of the presidio trust the presidio was established by an act of congress and under the provisions of that statute there is is term limit and i regret that the term limit applies to the person i am about to introduce her name is nancy hellman bechtel she's led the presidio trust and served with notable for 8 years she's a san franciscan from a family of san franciscans date to the 19th century also a person that leads by practice
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today, she gave me this envelope what is in this envelope? i believe in this envelope is a check representing a donation to the chronically foundation now how often does our landlord donate money to you? (clapping) >> would you, please welcome the leader what hospital insured the best corporation i can imagine about our landlord the presidio trust and we striving poor tenants nancy hellman beck at all (clapping) (laughter) wow. that's quite an introduction anyway it is my pleasure on behalf of the presidio trust to
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welcome you all here and really to thank convincing phenomenon for the nice words that's a pleasure to work with him as quinton said all of us who serve on the presidio trust it is a finite term i'd like have the pleasure of being on this board for 7 plus years and chairman for the last 4 years i had the privilege of being here when the korean war memorial was first proposed and accepted by the trust i'm still on the braid until the new members will be scorn in looks like that is wednesday so i'm taking this time to enjoy the last time is chairman and totally appropriate i'm here today, i worked with quinton and the war million fund to get this thing done since
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1776 tests been home if the spaniards to the mexicans when we celebrity the golden gate bridge i actually called my friend general mike myet and said do you think that the navy and the marines would like to get involved in this celebration he said, of course, so many people that shipped out from here they are last site of the american is the presidio and the golden gate bridge so thanks to mike he called his friends in the navy and marines we sent out the architecture carrier the minutes came in under the golden gate bridge with 5 thousand sailors running the ship that was a beautiful site thank you mike
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(clapping.) so the trust has sought to continue the presidio's role as a plays of service and recognizes it's military history thousand of men and women train here in the presidio and bart for all wars and certainly the korean war this million supports that by commemorating the soldiers who fought and often gave their lives in that war and more and more has been mentioned more than 23 hundred veterans are buried in the national ceremony up there including general william d the highest prisoner of war in the korean war he served as deputy commanding general of the 16 u.s. army at the presidio there is no more fitting place to have this million than right here as you look at the golden gate bridge looking at the
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national ceremony and cross the whole bay alcatraz i want to congratulate everyone for this success of the fundraising and the success of groundbreaking you're all my heros thank you (clapping) thank you very much. >> thank you chairwoman beck at all very well said were while we're on the presidio trust on my level a little bit lower than chairman beck at all our closet allies has been a man named michael bowing land achieve the park development for the presidio trust and an ardent ally since it's inception this was michael that first brought
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john stevens and don reed treasurer to view this site as a possible site for the million nevertheless to say it is beautiful and price also and chairwoman beck tail mentioned i'll ask you to join me in welcoming this michael bowing land michael (clapping) thank you, thank you good morning, everyone thank you for coming and welcome to the presidio i cannot how pleased i am after several years we've worked on this project and breaking ground on this million thank you to all the veterans here your service to our community and nation is incredible and today is really about honoring your service (clapping) as nancy beck topple mentioned
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presidio as a legacy of service generations of soldier served here and kept our nation safe generation of the soldiers served here and support our local community shelter to thousands of revenues and patrolling the city and keeping it safe as well there's a dual outlet in the mission protecting our nation and also serve our local community as this dual legacy of support our community is something we in the presidio trust take seriously today several volunteers come and work in the park and serve our innovation in a civilian way but the honor of military serve every year tens of thousand of young people develop as future leaders and future generations by connecting to the rich history they honor the men and
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women that served here every year leading from across the country train at the presidio institute in fort scott and leave spider by the presidio armed workplace an ambition to serve the community so in this way we the presidio and the community that now loves this place and uses this place everyday continue this legacy of service and try to live up to the standard that was set by the men and women that served our country here so for me this million represents many things that represents not only on a opportunity for us to honor the men and women who severed in this war the men and women who made the ultimate surface for our safe as nancy said shipped out the last united states with the golden gate but it serves as a beacon for the generations of
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people to come that will joust this park and it will be spider by the legacy of services in their own ways in their community and think it to build on the example set by the men and women that served here i'm delighted this mill will be here we strongly believe 2 too can be a piece of beacon that the presidio represents inform so many people and inspire young men and women who come here for generations to come i'll be remiss if i didn't thank the gentleman that stopped by my office to honor the men and women that served in korean in a way they deserve to be honored i can't tell how honored i am to be here where we share ♪ milestone towards chief of
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police that goal thank you, gentlemen for your service and based for this place >> thank you, michael (clapping.) warren is a retired colonel in the marina corp. and president of the military historic tourist company virginia organizers of the revisit korea towers many of us in the audience participated if you haven't contact warren they're quite quite popper popular forgive me warren is virus vice president of the korean war veterans association and here today in that capacity on behalf of the korean war veterans association please welcome cornell warren warren
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(clapping.) ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor for me to be back here my wife and i got here on tuesday it rained the whole week but today it is beautiful thank you to the developers and families and friends and as virus vice president of the korean war veterans association it is an honor to represent our members and wanting larry and it is don't to be back in san francisco 65 years ago this month as a pfc i sailed under the golden gate bridge for korea and want to tell you that is an ad lib as soon as we got on the odds we got seasick (laughter) but the rest of the story ladies
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and gentlemen, is history and i'm looking at the history and theirs history here financing kim sail happened after three weeks we joined the first division and fought at the battle of next e neck to know and land and we served in the chosen reservoir all in 3 months in 1954 this is why i say i'm loyal to san francisco i returned to the marin marin barked in treasure island in 1944 i served for 4 years we processed the veterans returning not just the veterans when were buried here but the wounded they were housed in letterman housing here and in
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the outline naturally hospital on the other side of the bay it is important to all of you that working hard for this memorial to be constructed at the presidio this long over die since this great city as always known for taking care of the veterans that was the gateway to korea that was a return all through the golden gate bridge and a flew we when have that many airplanes i want to graduating congratulate all and thank you for having me here may god bless our country and the president and families and friends as well as the great people of san francisco i thank you very much a (clapping.) thank you warren.
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>> thank you warren. >> 94-year-old john stevens lieutenant cornell is a remarkable american with a remarkable history (clapping.) he was a 20-year-old sergeant at pearl harbor when the japanese attacked and served in the pacific in the epic battle of okinawa and one of the first marines to enter the korean war in the perimeter and participated that the first marin landing the liberation of soul and the reservoir caption he is the skeet of this foundation and the man that brought me on board he's the moral compass of that endeavor
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without his selfishly dlofgs please welcome lieutenant cornell john recognizing stevens (clapping.) what can i say after that thank you jerry mayor ed lee supervisor kim consul general and other distinguished guests it is a pleasure to be here the idea for the million was in the fall of 2009 not until 2010 we got this thing organized and idea by a small group of korean veterans today is a start of making that idea a reality and making the idea a reality
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required the help of many and i want to mention a few of the many first are the donors that have been so general reduce in supporting the idea today for a about $2.3 million in addition the republic of korea has pledged one million dollars we thank the presidio trust (clapping.) and in particular michael who gave us the choice of 40 great sites including many outstanding location and thanks to his staff for the great creative support they've given us kim and a has been hosting an annual dinner for local korean veterans for a number of years
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and in addition to his city council cash doomsz to the foundation he gave for the first two years of our existence provided on office, clerical support and legal assistance to get us organized jay is one of the most generous people i know thank you man jay (clapping) last but not least we never could have achieved ore our fundraiser goal without the help of consul general and his staff have been resistantless in generating the large participation of the korean community in addition the consul general has been an ongoing supportive resource i've worked with consul general hahn for the past two years he's
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one of the finest gentleman i've ever met thank you consul general hahn and our staff (clapping.) having said that, and now ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to welcome the from the republic of korea (clapping (clapping.) >> thank you, john for our kind introduction thank you all for your applause but i think it is not me but john that deserves the much applause to your leadership it is my great honor and
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privilege to be here with all of you today thank you former secretary golden gate commissioner walton's and mayor ed lee and the honorable kim almost 3 years ago john and dawn came to any office and asked us to participate in the fundraiser million since then the members of the korean community even the small joined the campaign so this today, we thank you. the donors including the county leaders my thanks to john and kim (calling names) many veterans
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korean is very good to join this efforts today my privilege to deliver the check on behalf of the korean government judge cop this is from my pocket it is one million dollars. >> wow. (clapping.) >> thank you very much thank you very much. (clapping.) >> no problem. >> (clapping.) this is your check and don't worry about that thank you
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okay thank you. thank you, thank you. >> as the previous speaker mentioned 65 years ago you veterans crossed this privilege to a country you never knew and a people you never met this presidio park was the plasma of the soldiers departed and went to the korean war that is why this is a miserable for this million in this presidio park to this korea would not be enjoying peace democracy and economic prosperity sacrifice and our hero religious
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freedom of the korean war veterans that's why 9 coroner for our sacrifice to me by the korean war veterans since the korean war korea has changed dramatically over the last decades korea has become the best economy in the world one thing that really means forever unchanged no sense of gratitude that the korean thank you for serving in the korean war the korean war is no longer a lost war but a victory all the veterans deserves the title of a horror and you sacrifice really record it forever in history and in this since i believe that the younger generation educated on the korean war and how important our future is
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this is the million a practices for the education of our younger generation i hope that all of you will continue to support and promote our strong alliance and partnering with korea and this great country the united states thank you very much. (clapping.) >> thank you very much thank you consul general hahn i'm a bit revved when quinton received the check he if ask for an id but just accepted the check (laughter) pursue you'll all be relieved to know the speaking part is over we ask you to stay in our seats for the groundbreaking the speakers will preserved down to the stage and you'll see gold
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shofldz the symbolic beginning to be followed by major construction and not long after that, the completion and official formal opening of this grand million thank you all very much yeah. >> one more time. >> one more time? >> yeah.
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>> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it,
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fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there
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without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great lookouts. we are at mount davidson.
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928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. come up here and listen to nature, i get some fresh air. that view is fantastic. >> where sturdy shoes. hikers get the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great place to escape the noise and the bustle of the city.
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take the 36 bus and it will drop you at the entrance. it is quite a hike to the top but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is an enchanting place. is a popular spot for paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed for these your boating -- for leisure boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flourished. there is also a waterfall, two bridges, and trails the climb to
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the summit, the highest point at more than four hundred feet. you can catch glimpses of the western side of the city that make this hilltop a romantic look out. for public transit, i take the n train. the lad the ad -- lake is ada accessible. watch many ducks, swans, and siegel's. -- seagulls. it is a great place to stroll and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around a lake, going under the bridges, passing the chinese pavilion and the waterfall. for a quiet getaway, making for a memorable and magical experience.
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located on 19th avenue, this growth is the place to where you're hiking boots, bring the family and the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the park is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for a dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy the history. the diversity of nature that exists in such an urban city, concrete streets, cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment. it reminds us of what the history was. >> there is a section for dogs
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and plenty of parking. transit is available on the 28 bus to get you very easily. the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. it is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll around the lake and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is a place to find and appreciate what you -- a wonderful breath of fresh air. come and experience in this park and enjoy the people, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved ones. in the middle of pacific heights, on top of these hills,
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it offers a great square, a peaceful beauty, large trees and grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together. stroll on the pathways, bring your dog, or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all that it has to offer together. many couples find this is a perfect park to throw down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place that you can share with someone you chairs. lafayette park is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, and 90 buses. it is ada accessible.
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we are here at the historic palace of fine art in the marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most -- san francisco's most romantic spots to relax with that special someone while listening to the water and gazing at the swans.
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a beautiful to view from many locations along the mattoon, an ideal place to -- all -- lagoon, an ideal place to walk with a loved one. reservations for weddings are available at discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems. welcome to the shakespeare garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path
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behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada
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accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus. the garden was designed by thomas church in 1957. grow old with me, the best is yet to be is inscribed on a sundial. it is anchored by twin white
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gazebos and flowers that bloom year-round. this is the place to tell someone special or the place to declare the commitment you two share. weddings and the event reservations are available for this adorable hidden gem. we know there are many other romantic parks in san francisco. we hope you have enjoyed this torre of lookouts, picnics, and strolls that are available every day. until next time, do not forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations or any other location, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair buildings. or for any athletic field, call
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831-5510. you can write us at -- or walk in and say hello. and of course you can find more information -- >> this coffee memory i remember having coffee with any grappled. in the old days myelogram ma get
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together >> i was six or seven i made a faces a good face. >> when i was younger i know it did something to my body. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i've been drinking coffee since i was 17 really the only thing i'm good at i was trying to find out what i was good at i got a job at the coffee shop i decided to do that the rest of my life. i like the process of the coffee and what are those beans where do they come from oh, they come from a fruit.
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>> the coffee stays with me since i was a kid i grew up and opened coffee shops everybody. in the 8 i visited over 11 hundred coffee shops maybe more to see why people go to coffee shops >> we're searched the beans all over the world from east afghan and tokyo. >> when i wanted to do was get into aspect of the personal coffee and the processing and everything else there was multiple steps in making coffee and we did have a lighter roost because of the qualities of the keep once you roost it it home gisz the coffee.
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>> one thing about the coffee they were special blends and i spent seven years on one blend so that's my pleasure. each bean they were all chosen and blended with each with different cultural and beans is like people and those people give me a reputation i can't buy. people love you my clients love me they take me to the moves movies. >> fell in love with coffee and went to the coffee shops the community aspect i really enjoyed. >> i think it's important to have a place for people to show up and talk to their neighbors
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and recorrect. your surrounded with all those behalf communicated i communities >> i love my city san francisco has a good name my has every cultural in this planet living in san francisco it's a small city 7 by 7 but it's huge. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i really like the idea of staying in the neighborhood and living in the mission i've lived here the whole time and the community really stick to it people talk about seattle and portland now they talk about seattle and san francisco.
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or portland and san francisco but san francisco is definitely on the cutting-edge of the coffee scene in the entire nation. >> there's so many romance in coffee is surrounds the sourcing of that and thinking about where it came from and how and coffee is wonderful. >> i know for a fact i was born to make coffee. i have a notice from the dad let the life i live speak for me and let's have a cup of coffee and talk about it. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪.
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>> good afternoon it the one p.m. this is the meeting on the san francisco community investment & infrastructure commission to the redevelopment agree for monday, august 4, 2015, welcome madam secretary call the first item the first order of business is item one roll call. >> commissioners,. please respond when your name is called: commissioner mondejar commissioner singh is absent commissioner bustos madam chair rosales