tv [untitled] February 28, 2012 10:00am-10:30am PST
>> you may be seated. i moved a little bit ahead of schedule by introducing all of you. i was supposed to do that at the end of that. and understand if you have been in my position, i would have wanted you to introduce me first. in [laughter] you understand why that happens, mr. mayor. ibm, of course, delighted to have so many of my yearayor le' good friends from throughout san francisco and the bay area and
the country. mayor lee had some special things he really wanted done on this occasion, and the girl's chorus was one of them, and the boys' chorus would be another of the special activities that he would like to see occur. his emphasis is obviously on including everyone in the city, so from early morning to day until the present time and on through another part of the day there will be various cultural organizations and groups all on the performance arts side who were participating on the state of inauguration of our city. at this time, we would like very much for the boys' chorus to appear and do one of the favorite tunes that this mayor likes, other than what m. c.
>> the boys' chorus and san francisco has traveled all over the world what individual mayor's representing the city. bogirl's chorus has done the same thing. boys' chorus happens to be my favorite because some of the young voices are scholars from the willie brown institute. we sponsor them, because we are looking for the next m. c. hammer. [laughter] mr. mayor, you are indeed blessed. you have attracted a crowd like know whether inside city hall. people from the national level are here. i should probably go on with a program that martha has put together.
i should identify some of them with your permission, because when you speak you should know who is here to listen. because when you're born to make a pitch for high-speed rail -- [laughter] you start with the minority leader, nancy pelosi and paul pelosi, who is here. [applause] my colleague and seatmate from the legislature, all of my votes were cast by advice seatmate, congress woman jackie spear. [applause] i will have to pay for that one much later on, but i have the microphone. and [laughter] mr. mayor, there are some of your mayor colleagues that are here, and i have been told -- i
saw two of them last night. the president of the u.s. conference of mayors, the organization that you're very much a part of nationwide, the most powerful voice for local government in america, that is the president, mayor antonio of los angeles, california. [applause] and the mayor that are really have an affinity for and relationship with, because i look to great things as his future unfolds, the mayor of atlanta, georgia, christine reed. [applause] the mayor of oakland, calif., a former colleague of yours from the old school days when you
live in oakland, before i convinced you to moves. . [laughter] mayor jean quam. [applause] from state offices in this state, the former district attorney of the county for san francisco and the attorney general of the state of california, the hon. carmela harris. and [applause] the insurance commissioner for the state of california, the hon. david jones. [applause] and your state senator in the state of california, mark little. an[applause]
his colleague, state senator at leland neyeat. [applause] member of the california state assembly, fiona ma. [applause] and a majority of your board of supervisors are here, which is a good thing. [laughter] the president of the board, david chiu. [applause] the rev. of the board, sean elsbernd. [applause] and the three women that are always undying loyalty you in support almost everything you'd do, and i will introduce the three of them together -- jane kim, leah komen and carmen chu.
[applause] mark farrell. [applause] scott wiener, member of the board of supervisors. [applause] eric mar, a member of the board of supervisors. david campos, a member of the board of supervisors. [applause] you have some other city officials who are here. you have, of course, the man who takes all of our money, the treasurer, jose camos. [applause] campos would like to be there one of these days. i am so focused on campos, he
owes me one. [laughter] the public defender, the man who he looked to -- you look to it you got arrested and are broke. -- if you got arrested and are broke. [applause] and the city attorney dennis herrera. [applause] and the man who supplies most of jefferies client' client becauss -- because he insists on are arresting and prosecuting people. [applause] and then of course there are members of your school board who are here with what jerry brown
is doing to them in sacramento on the budget side they certainly will be coming to your door quite often for assistance, so they are here. president of that board -- actually works for you, i do mendozmendoza. [applause] there are other school board members whose name i will get in a minute. then there are as the remainder of the official family of san francisco, and before i goethe to those official members, however, i think i should identify some of your real friends. you are identified now is the high-tech mayor in the country. every high-tech organization is looking forward to doing something in san francisco.
the other day i saw a newspaper that 400,000 square feet had been acquired for 18 years by salesforce.com and is the second step and justifying your title in that role. i think that should be appropriately and knowledge, and people like ron conway to work here as part of that effort. and of course of your own chinese chamber of commerce incidently involved over there to my right. and [applause] sending notes. did she send us notes? all right. and i suspect that. there are other people that will be introduced, but diane is on the schedule, which she has ever
one else on a time schedule, and i am already passed the time. i am about to ppresent to you so there can be a formal swearing-in, and then i will come back and finish up with the introductions. it is important to do that, because they came to be introduced. and [laughter] so with that, let me ask the senior u.s. senator, former mayor city and county of san francisco and also force in the public decision making of this nation like canada it for reelection, dianne feinstein. [applause] thank you. and >> thank you. just a word if i might. for me, this is a time of hope and opportunity. i was sitting here, and some of
it was bittersweet. i was thinking back to november 22, 1978, when i took my first oath of office as acting mayor in the mayor's office. then 1980 when i took my first oak of office 32 years ago as duly elected. i was thinking about those times and how sensitive this city can be, and how much we need to work as a team, and there is someone i would like to introduce to you from those days, and she is a wonderful woman, mrs. jean a moscogina mo. [applause]
now mr. mayor, i would ask that you would join me at the podium right over here, and anita, tanya, a aurianbrianna, if you s well. mr. mayor, if you would read your -- raise your right hand and put your left hand on the bible and repeat after me. i, edwin lee, do solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the
constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california. that i take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation, or purpose of evasion, and that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties, upon which i am about to enter during such time as they hold office of mayor for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations, mr. mayor. [applause]
good morning. weren't those lovely performances from our own symphony? let's give them a big hand. and [applause] 8 and to the incomparable, charlotte mirer shultz after whom this very staircase is dedicated. thank you for another wonderful celebration. and we're so grateful to you and george for your friendship and service to our city. thank you. and senator feinstein. a year ago i had honor of being sworn in by your daughter, and i am honored today that you can join us here. we all know how much you have given and still give to our city. i will never forget our conversation last year outside the white house about what a special city san francisco is.
worthy of every sacrifice. and thank you for your continued service and for your constant advice and counsel to me and all the former -- and to all the former mayor's here today. senator, we are looking forward to having you in washington looking out for us for many years to come. and [applause] into house democratic leader, nancy pelosi, thank you. [applause] thank you for all the amazing work you do for san francisco and for our country. whether it is leading the charge for health care reform or protecting funding for the treatment of hiv/aids, we are all going to work very hard to return speaker nancy pelosi to congress this year. [applause]
congress woman spear, we want to return you to the majority in washington so you can keep fighting for san francisco. thank you for being here today. [applause] i see a few other mayors have come here today. i better do all right, or i will never hear the end of the of the next conference of mayors. i am so glad my friends from los angeles, christine reed from atlanta are all here with us. we have a lot of work to do together this year for our city. thank you very much for being here. [applause] into mayor willie brown, lt. governor newsom, frank jordan, mayor art agnos, it is such an honor to stand before you and take this oath of office today. over my 23 years of public
service i have worked for everyone of you, and every major benefits from the work and efforts of the mayor's that came before, and i have learned so much from each of you, and we all benefited from your leadership and service. thank you all very much for being here. [applause] and to my mother, my brothers and sisters, and my whole family who made it down from seattle, what an incredible journey it has been. thank you for your support and guidance in being here today. [applause] and of course, anita, tonya, brianna, you are my constant inspiration and strength. i would not be standing here without you. thank you for putting up with me, the long hours,