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every night? >> our plan is a long of what we do in our other establishment. are corridor nights are mondays and saturdays. there is not a happy hour segment of business. our plan would be to have live music starting at 7:00 p.m. and going until about 1:00 a.m.. we would offer live music on any given night. we expect to do a lot of corporate business, related to any business that comes into the convention center. vice chair joseph: any other questions? >> its is the occupancy load is to be determined. >> it has been established at 250 by the fire department.
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>> are you going to have outside promoters? >> absolutely not. vice chair joseph: anybody else? ok. conversation? >> the captain again. i have no objections to this venue. vice chair joseph: thank you so much. i appreciate that. any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. this group of owners owns a number of really great venues around town. we do not have any problems with them usually at all. the venues are upscale and great in my experience. this particular location i have looked at.
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it is underground. i think noise will not be an issue because of where it is. i wish you a lot of luck. i am glad someone is developing that space. it is screaming to have someone develop it. having said that, i would like to entertain a motion. >> i moved to approve this permit. commissioner perez: aye. commissioner tan: aye. vice chair joseph: aye. good luck to you. item number six, commissioners' comments and questions. commissioner perez: i am working on the collateral sale at monday. we are looking forward to that.
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vice chair joseph: good job. >> this is something very similar, a freestanding banner. when we are doing things like small business week or anything that is not in city hall, people can know we are there. this is pretty neat. >> regarding sixth street, a lot of people say the neighborhood is changing and is totally different now. i just want to say that that has been the same neighborhood for a very long time. anyone who thinks that are going to open a venue there and change the whole neighborhood -- people live there. it is a community. people have been there for many years. just because they are not wealthy enough to afford a $12
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cartel does not mean that are not a community or that are not a thriving community. to think you are going to go into sixth street -- i am not sure that is what our applicant tonight was saying. i just hear that a lot. i want to make sure people understand there are people who live there. it is a thriving, vibrant community. it may have its issues, but you should consider the people who are there as a community. with that, i am going to invite you to the harvey milk club 36- year anniversary party celebrating the best in my life. a 90-year-old will be accepting his lifetime achievement award. it will be an amazing evening. is a multimedia up live music and performance event. commissioner tan: nothing for
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me. vice chair joseph: my only comment is san francisco private june 23-24, civic center. the lineup has yet to be announced. i have nothing to announce. but martyr calendars. it is going to be a really busy weekend this year for sure. with that, new business, anybody? i move to adjourn. thank you all for coming.
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>> my name is robin and i'm with mccroskey mattress co. and a manufacturer in san francisco for the past 112 years. and i'm also vice chair of sfma and i think it is great to be vice chair and a mattress maker. i would like to introduce you to the board of directors of the san francisco made and the third
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annual rent it out party. a list of thank yous. pay attention and find out who is participating tonight. last year, mccroskey hosted the party for about two hundred people. and tonight, the party has grown. thank you to speak easy and their staff. it is a pleasure to be at your party and you -- at your house. i also want to have you recognize that many members of the sf made organization that are serving beverages and food to night. i can tell you are already enjoying that. we would also like to thank our sponsors this evening, google, levi strauss and co., 5m, which is a project of forest city, new
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resourced bank and razzle. it thank you. [applause] we also have many of our elected leaders here tonight. thank you, mayor lee, for joining us. and melea. you'll be hearing from both of them in a moment. we appreciate the support that you all give us in developing manufacturing in san francisco and supporting it here and supporting it nationally. we would also like to thank members of the city family, as the staff likes to refer to itself, for joining us tonight. of course, the workforce
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development, office of small business, and the planning department, we appreciate your being here this evening. and last, but not least, a great big thanks to gently, the senior director at -- to jan that -- janet lee, the executive director at sf made, as well as the event coordinator. you are appreciating all of their work. [applause] each of these parties are at a different manufacturing location in a different part of the city. we like to showcase the diversity of manufacturing in san francisco, and we especially like to pay attention to the bayview, the date for local manufacturing. it holds the biggest sector of manufacturers. district 10 is a great
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concentration of manufacturers. we are proud of being a part of district 10. we have moved out of the lead valley and the manufacturer in district 10 to the central neighborhood. it gives me great pleasure to introduce district 10's supervisor, melea cohen. [applause] >> thank you. are you fired up to be here? that was ok. again, are you fired up? [years] we are here to support -- [ cheers] we are here to support local businesses. i want to see -- thank my colleague, scott wiener.
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i want to welcome everybody at -- everybody to this fantastic events. this gives me an opportunity to show off not only to my colleagues and my friend, but also to folks that do not know we have a going on out here in bayview. give yourselves a round of applause, please [applause] ] as someone -- a round of applause please. [applause] as someone who has only been in office a short while, it is amazing when you stop and think about how large manufacturing is growing here in this city, even in the difficult economic climate. manufacturers have started to grow inside san francisco. and we cannot say that about every type of business in san francisco. what is most unique about what we are doing out here in the city is that we are reusing and
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repurchasing old bake it spaces. we have invested in the neighborhood, and more importantly, we have hired a local san francisco talent that is critical to this day and age. [applause] i want to take a moment to a knowledge the hard work of kate and sf made. [applause] we would not be successful as we are if it were not for the hard work and the capacity and commitment, and proving that residents can and do business right here in san francisco. it has been a big challenge in the bayview district, but is the events like this that show that we will not be defined by the history of the bay view, but either future of the bayview neighborhood. -- but the future of the bayview neighborhood. [applause] without further ado, i would like to bring out -- i'm sorry,
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i got off script now. it is good now. meet me at the bar if you really want to [laughter] know] meet me at the -- meet me at the bar if you really want to know. [laughter] meet me at the speakeasy table. all right, my friend robin. [applause] >> i'm here to introduce kate so fast, the founding executive director of san francisco made, who is as comfortable on the manufacturing floor as she is directing the clinton initiative. [applause] >> what a celebration. look at all of you who are here tonight. ic manufacturers, members of the board of supervisors, finding partners. thank you. you are the people who make manufacturing work in san francisco.
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give yourselves a round of applause. thank you for everything you do. [applause] did you know that we have started just a little more than two years ago and since our humble beginning with only 12 companies, we have now reached 325 manufacturers all here in the city, providing more than 3000 jobs to san francisco residents. look at what this group have accomplished. and we are not only seeing venerable companies like heath ceramics, who after 50 years in operation and after starting on clay street in san francisco making a decision to move back to san francisco. we are also seeing new manufacturers being born. san francisco is once again reclaiming its place at a place where manufacturing can start and stay and grow. over 30% of you are only three
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years old or younger. look at what we have accomplished. look at the possibility we have. [applause] and it is not only happening here. as robin alluded to, last year around the same time, i was standing on a very different stage next to president bill clinton. he is about that tall. and next to me, colleagues from made in new york city. and we announced our intention to create a national alliance as cities who are trying to reinvigorate their own manufacturing centers. we started with two cities, san francisco and new york. this year, next month in fact, we have been invited back to the clinton global initiative where we will have the privilege of announcing that we have 14 major u.s. cities trying to grow their own urban manufacturing sector.
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[applause] from chicago to cleveland to of land that to memphis to l.a., san francisco, new york, this is something happening on a national scale. and beyond our borders as well. last year, made in copenhagen launched. this year, montreal is in the works. and the thing i want all of us to take away from this is that in all of these efforts we are connected, and in all of these efforts san francisco is being viewed as the model for these other cities. san francisco. so give ourselves a hand for what we are accomplishing for us and for these other cities. [applause] but now on a personal level, something that i feel maybe most important to me as i look at the kind of companies that we have here and i look at the kind of work that you are doing in your
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company's, this is not manufacturing as we know it. this is not manufacturing as people often think of it. i grew up in a very different manufacturing city on the east coast called buffalo. and when i was a kid in the 1970's growing up in buffalo, that was a city that was simply hemorrhaging manufacturing jobs, along with all of the old cities in the industrial rust belt. and in buffalo, you grew up being told to run as fast and as far away from manufacturing as you possibly can. but what i see now, what i see in the companies that we have nsf made -- in sf made in san francisco, i see men and women working you can actually earn enough to support their families. i see and be a's from stanford, ph.d.'s from mit starting the
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next ipad manufacturer or the next apparel manufacturer instead of the next twitter. and that is nothing to say anything against water. and for all of you tweeting right now, please continue. but at the end of the day, as for my own daughters, i would be proud for either of them to work in this sector. this is a whole new world we have in front of us. and tonight, if you are a resident of san francisco who has stumbled your way and use -- to explore what we have to offer, dig deep. use the rest of this week to go on a factory tour. i especially want to highlight the valencia corridor. we have 60 retailers selling manufactured products this weekend. a number of them received damage last week. one way you can show your
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support for those businesses is to shop this weekend. if you or someone with expertise, or if you are a funding corp. -- funding partner, investing these communities. they need your finding capital and your resources. we act sf made me your resources. if you are an elected official, and i note there are many of you here tonight, have the courage to continue to move forward the kind of legislation that may be difficult, but it's essential for keeping this city for a place for manufacturing to be. and most of all, if you're one of the 325 manufacturers here tonight, recognize that we are so much more powerful together other.
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find one another, market to each other's customers. figure out what creativity and innovation happens when we work together. can recognize that we make products. we make guitars and mattresses and apparel and granola and beer and wine and kombucha, but more than that, we are making a difference. but tonight, we are celebrating, and we are celebrating the different -- the possibility of difference. thank you [applause] >> -- thank you. [applause] >> we are celebrating the rebirth of manufacturing. you capture that. i want to welcome mayor lee helping spd number one city in urban manufacturing. [applause] >> thank you, robin.
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hello, everybody. first, i want to thank robin and katie and supervisor cohen and supervisor wiener for joining us tonight. i just had nicebeer. i have for -- i just had a nice beer. i have four pages of notes that i just threw away. once a week my staff gets me out. tonight was one of the work by night. take me on more brewery's why don't you, staff? tonight was wonderful. [laughter] speakeasy, talk about manufacturing. they have been brewing fine ales and years since 1977. congratulations. [applause] i am privileged to work with wonderful people. i cannot say enough about katie.
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just three and a half years since we started and just 325 companies later, manufacturers, investor confidence, jobs, jobs, jobs. cady, thank you for your wonderful leadership at sf made. you and the board of directors at sf made, thank you for your wonderful leadership. these are the people i want to work with when we think about san francisco and what we make. my daughters used to have a joke. daddy, the only thing you make our crude jokes. that does not sell. at least, not now. but i want you to know that i'm very heartened with our manufacturing base here. as much as you have heard me speak about the technology companies, and they are
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wonderful. and of course, we are espousing them every week and supporting them, but i want you to make sure you know -- i want to make sure you know that i will be speaking about our san francisco made products all the time. apparel, chocolate, wine, beer, jewelery, everything we could manufacture. and guess what, i will make a big promise to you. the more that we make of san francisco, the more international markets will pay attention to san francisco. and guess what, i am so lucky. we are the home to 70 general counsel offices in the world, highest number outside of new york and washington d.c.. we've got to take advantage of that. i'm going to go out and make a very strong plea, support the manufacturers of san francisco made products. we will be number one in the world and we will have a marked
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share. thank you -- a market share. thank you for all you do. [applause] here is what i, supervisor cohen, and the sick -- the board of supervisors are going to do. number one, we are going to start a manufacturing desk at the office of workforce development. and that manufacturing test will be modeling -- will be my linked to all of you. that manufacturing staff will directly report to me and let me know what type of red tape we have to cut off, what kinds of things we have to do to support manufacturing. get all of the legislative staff out of the way. the most important thing that we need to do is pay attention to our manufacturing base. we need your input. you are going to be the great job creators for san francisco. when you make your own things,
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by their very nature, that it's so sustainable for the economy. i will be talking about this all the time, whenever i get an opportunity. the san francisco brand is known around the world. i am about to go to china. whenever people in china think about san francisco made, they will want to come here. the middle class in china is coming out. they want to buy san francisco made products. they will want to buy our kimchi. they will want to buy our high- quality, precision made products. the second thing we're going to do is doing things by concentrating on certain sectors -- sectors. we have wesf. i want -- we have fashion sf.
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we have people like roger in the industry. thank you for working with sf made and our whole group. the fashion industry is what goes along with all of the technology and the arts and culture that we have. fashion is going to revive itself and i know we can succeed in that. there are other sectors for want to focus on, and we want to do that. and we want to listen to our sectors as we speak. we have food and wine sectors. we will listen to them carefully so we can support our manufacturing businesses. the third thing we will do, again, something that we put in our budget already this year. we will invest in our local economy for manufacturing. over the years, we have invested about $67,000 in sf made. we will continue that this year
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and expand on what the board of supervisors has done, aren't we? absolutely, because she knows the more we spend, it will be in her district. iwe are going to continue that financial thing because we've got to walk the walk. we don't just talk it. and the manufacture things, we want to make sure you can sell them. the other thing we're doing is to make sure that we create as international markets. as i said earlier, we have the ability to market san francisco products all over the world, and i've got to take advantage of that. when i take my first trip to china in november, you better be sure that's sf made will be part of that. they will want to know what they can purchase from eis that is of quality. and if it is -- from us that is of quality. and it is accessories to handbags to chocolates, we will be promoting that and we will be creating those markets as we
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speak. and finally, the other thing we want to make sure you know that we are doing. it is consistent with everything i am doing, and that is jobs, jobs, jobs for local, san francisco residents. when you start making these, people here in san francisco can use their natural, god-given talent a lot of -- god-given talent. a lot of people think the only way that they can get a job is to go to a four-year college. you do not have to do that if you are in the manufacturing business. you can create things with your hand and still have a job in the market. we want to make sure that san francisco residents who live here can be attached to all of the local hiring that we do in our manufacturing business. we want to give people hope no matter what economic level you are. no matter where you came from. if you live in our city, you've got a job.
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and if it is not in the tech industry or the health industry or the tourism industry, it is making things that will be sold around the world. and you will get credit for that by just being part of our work force. these are the things that i promise you we will do with you. i want to thank sf made. i want to thank the board and all of the people here tonight to celebrate this momentous occasion. we will be visiting all of you as the manufacturing -- as you manufacture new things. i want to hold those samples in my office so that when i have international visitors they can say, where did that come from? made right here in san francisco. i want to stop seeing labels that say, "made in china." they will say, "made in san francisco." [applause] i've got a special