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>> supervisor campos: i wasn't sure who the resolution was referring to with respect to that issue. but as an attorney, i do know that -- >> [laughter.] >> supervisor campos: that some of your worst clients can be attorneys. so -- and you have six of the 11 here. and i just want to take this opportunity to say that i think you have handled yourself brilliantly. i think that the very tough and complicated issues that come your way, and quite frankly in the last couple of years, we've had some pretty interesting and unique matters that have come before the board of supervisors. and i think that you have always, you know, approached it very professionally and very objectively, and have had the patience to deal with each and every one of us. so it's greatly appreciated.
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and i know that the trial team is lucky to have you. and we look forward to continuing to interact with you, and of course having john join the team, it's exciting. sheryl, as a colleague, as a friend, it's been a pleasure, and best of luck to you. >> president chiu: thank you, supervisor campos. i will quibble with one thing. you said there are seven attorneys, there are six. supervisor elsbernd. >> supervisor elsbernd: in 2005 when you came i think there were a lot of folks who thought there is no way anybody could replace ted lakey. i think we all knew within a couple of months you were the perfect person for this job, and that was a different time, but what has always remained consistent is your professionalism and your work. you've been fantastic. and what i will say to john, you have a very difficult person to
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follow. and when it comes to me, admittedly, you have a very short time left with me but one of sheryl's great skills i'm not sure everybody here is aware of, with me, whether i was sitting in supervisor kim's chair or sitting here, i have a tendency to be sarcastic every now and then and lose my temper. sheryl would have ability with just a look to let me know i was going over the edge. she and monique have a special place in that regard. john, you've got to find a way to communicate that to me. sheryl, thank you for keeping me in check on those times when you were able to. >> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you. i worked with you as a legislative aide and a supervisor. it's been really great to know you, outside of the office as well, your interests in that. and i just really appreciate your work over the years.
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i just hope that the trime team, that they -- trial team that they like gid tars, and music. if they haven't, you'll be very happy. john, welcome, and i look forward to working with you. we worked together great and i think you will be a great asset for the board. >> president chiu: supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you. i want to echo what i said earlier and to say thank you. someone who has been here a year and a half and new to the political system in san francisco, you have been an incredible guide. from my perspective, and, you know, you talk about professionalism, but you have really helped a ton. i mean that very personally. i want to thank you for that. i don't think anyone else could have done that. so many things -- i don't know what supervisor campos or wiener said, whether something is material or not, and having you on speed dial that is true for me.
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you are such a great person. our loss is their gain at the trial team but thank you for everything. john you have big shoes to fill but i love working with you already and love working with you in the future. sheryl, thanks a ton. >> president chiu: supervisor chu. >> supervisor chu: a lot has been said about how smart sheryl is and the decorum she has and how wonderful she is. i wanted to thank you because i remember when i was first appointed in 2007 as a supervisor, i had to come to you to ask you a really dumb question, a question as simple how to divide a file and what does that mean. i want you to know, no matter how stupid or dumb the question was you always answered it very nicely. also, i just always relate to there was never a question that was too silly, or never a question that reshouldn't ask. so i always wanted to thank you for that because it means a lot for us to have someone that we can always ask all of our most simple questions to. i want to thank you, wish you the best of luck.
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luckily for us you're not going away so you might find yourself here again and hope you will be back with us at some point. >> president chiu: one more person the clerk of the board. >> sheryl adams, thank you for holding my hand when i became the clerk. you were one of the handful of individuals who helped me acclimate to the job. i want to express the deep gratitude from my office and all the help that you've given us over the years. as supervisor campos said there were several high profile issues that occurred over the last five to six years. and it was because of your guidance, and your calm demeanor, and problem-solving skills that we were able to get through them. and i just want everyone to know that you were a great part of our success in each and every single one of those incidents. so thank you very much. we will miss you. and john, welcome. we're grateful that you're going to come on board and take her place but of course nobody can take sheryl adams place.
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as we've missed ted lakey but we quickly became acclimated for you and were grateful for you're assistance and will be grateful to you too, john. thank you. >> president chiu: deputy city attorney add himsel adams, any s or counsel you want to provide us? >> i'm very touched. thank you so much. and it's really been my pleasure, privilege, and honor to serve as your counsel. you're just a remarkable group of individuals from everyone sitting in this board, to your staff, to my friends in the clerk's office. this group is great. i mean it's every -- it's touching, it's cutting edge work. and everyone's got their finger on the pulse of really great new social policy. and that's just been an exciting thing to be able to be a part of. so i thank you. and really, this means a lot to me. i appreciate it very much.
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thanks. >> [applause.] >> president chiu: and with that, i think we're at the end of the agenda. madam clerk, could you read the memorial yams. >> the clerk: today's meeting will be adjourne adjourned on te following individuals, for president chiu for the late nancy blair, on behalf of supervisor elsbernd and supervisor chu for the late caghts lien backari, julian lowe also on behalf of supervisor carmen chu. >> president chiu: do we have any more business in front of this board? >> the clerk: that concludes the business for today. >> president chiu: colleagues that concludes our business for today. thank you.
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>> welcome to city hall. thank you for joining us. thank you for coming out. i want to thank members of the board of supervisors. i want to thank them for being here in this joint recognition of our commissioners and members of 14 different bodies that will be appointed today to committees
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and commissions. i want to thank all the friends and family for joining us. let me say how excited i am this past week, i have been watching a certain convention. next week, we will have an even more exciting convention to watch. it is of course, in the spirit of the expected national, regional, and state elections we are preparing for. it is also a reminder of the importance of our civic duty and all the different departments we have created. public engagement is extremely important to the way we run government in san francisco. it has always been about public engagement. we need the last bodies come a different viewpoints, different
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economic classics -- classes, ethnicities, and regions of the city to be well-represented on everything we do because that is what makes our city great. it is that the verse you point coming together to focus -- it is that diverse viewpoint coming together to focus and figure out with the public what it is that we should do, that it is time well, well thought out, and what we need to do to show the rest of the country that this city can work itself out of the economic doldrums and into presenting hope and economic opportunity for everybody, no matter their backgrounds. we also reflect our regional values in this city in many different ways. we want to continue selecting people who will make sure
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government and all of our programs are open to everybody. i want to thank each and every one of the people in front of me today representing the different bodies we are about to make appointments to and thank you for your sacrifice, time, and energy. today we get to recognize you. tomorrow, people will start yelling at you. it is part of that process. it is one we cherish no matter what body we're on. i know former mayor willie brown is here. i want to thank him for constantly being a support to all of our commissions and for being here today. i want to recognize each and everyone of you today by asking you to stand and be recognized as i call your commission and name out.
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for the board of appeals, we have an lazarus. joshua, thank you for being here. for the construction and workforce advisory committee, a body i helped to establish as city administrator, this body is going to be important for us because in our economic recovery we need to work better with our construction companies to make sure everybody has a chance to work in our city. bob alvarado, thank you for being here and part of it. ed riskin, thank you for stepping up again. florence, thank you.
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harland kelly, our general manager to be. thank you. kent, thank you for stepping up. yes, i will tell you what you are paid for after. [laughter] james, thank you for being here. coming out of retirement, thank you for stepping up. thank you for all of your great work. joshua, you are appointed to two conditions today. -- two commissions today. thank you very much. mohammad, he always needs help. thank you for stepping up. [applause]
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oscar delatorre, the northern california carpenters regional council, thank you. laborers council. tim, thank you for being here. the film commission, patrick johnson, thank you for stepping up. an invaluable planning council that i will be working closely with as we move into the new health care challenges for our city and state and country, that is our hiv services planning council. gabriel ortega, thank you for stepping up. mark, thank you for being here. [applause]
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a very important commission, our immigrant rights commission, who is constantly challenged by the need to reform our immigration policies, but to make sure that when people try to vote this year that they will not be intimidated. we've got to work harder for the rest of the country. we can show the way here. i know the leadership will come from sonia. thank you for stepping up. our state has presented, and our country has presented, a challenge to us for our seniors and the need for long-term care. we're going to be working closely with the long term care coordinating council. thank you, tracy. [applause] thank you for stepping up.
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and for teaching me how to pronounce your name. our mta newest member to the board of directors and one that i know will be of great value to us as we are challenged with everybody being able to enjoy all the services our mta has. thank you, christina, for stepping up. [applause] as we move into the times when we want more people to come in, we want development to create jobs, we need to make sure we appropriately plan all areas of the city. i want to thank these two gentlemen for stepping up to come and spend hours of their personal time helping us with the planning of the city.
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michael, thank you for returning and stepping forward for the planning commission. richard, thank you very much for stepping up as well. some say the most voluble land we have -- valuable land we have for people to live and enjoy is the waterfront. i want to thank our newest commissioner to the port commission, william adams. thank you, william, for stepping up. [applause] we have a very important task in front of us for this november. we have a very important bond i think most people in the city know will be invaluable to us for our kids and families. that is the open spaces part bond proposition b for this
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year. we also have a cherished commission and department that is charged with maintaining all of the open space in the city from the parklets to the vast golden gate park, to the shared responsibilities we have with ocean beach and open spaces throughout the city. i want to thank phil for being here today. we have our returning commission. you have done a wonderful job so well. in my decision, it was appropriate to reappoint youtube this important commission, -- to reappoint you to this important commission, and keep the good work out. gloria, megan, thank you. tom harrison, thank you very much for your wonderful work there.
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we have challenges at our state level in the way we handle our incarcerated population. we will be working closely with the realignment committee, with all of our public safety departments, many of them are represented here today. we will be working with the sentencing commission. stephen, thank you for stepping up and helping us with our sentencing commission. [applause] it is no surprise to you that i have been working with the board of supervisors on this very thema, and i am not afraid to keep repeating it. it is jobs, jobs, jobs for everybody. we can only do it if we have a more enlightened workforce investment board the works with us on all the policies we need
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to have, all the outrage, all of the communities need to be represented on our investment board. i want to thank everyone who is stepping forward today to be on the board to help us with the 21st century policies we need to make sure people have every chance and opportunity to work in jobs in the city. andrew, thank you for joining. barbara morrissette, thank you for joining us. brenda barnes, thank you very much. diane easterwood from kaiser, thank you for stepping up and helping. kevin carroll, thank you for stepping up and being with us. niki callahan, -- mickey
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callahan, they keep for your help and stepping up. ontario from pg&e, thank you. rebecca miller, thank you very much for being here. [applause] rudy bagsby, thank you for stepping up and being part of this. sylvia kwan, thank you very much. ted eagan, thank you very much for stepping up on this workforce. tiffany, thank you very much. keep us focused on central market, too. tom from riverbed technology, thank you. trent, thank you very much for
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all of your great work. jimena from bank of america, thank you very much for stepping up. [applause] finally, the largest body we have today, but one of the most important ones, one that today we have shared appointments with the board of supervisors is our youth commission. [applause] yes. i assure you that people from this body, as well as all the other bodies, will one day see somebody standing in my place or in the place of the people standing by the side of meat and their respective offices. our youth are important. whether it is public safety, education, free muni, all the things we deem important to make this city healthy.
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you are charged with helping us with the best inclusion and policies we can have to keep families vibrant, keep our youth a safe, keep them motivated, and keep all of us paying attention to our next generation of people who will inherit everything we do and will inherit the good things as well as the bad things. with your help, there will be less bad things to inherit. with that, angel carion, thank you for being here and stepping up. ariel, thank you for stepping forward and being part of our youth commission. brian chu, thank you for being here. christine, thank you for stepping forward. eric wu, they give for stepping forward.
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-- thank you for stepping forward. iris, thank you for being here. kyren, thank you for being here and being part of the effort. lily, thank you for stepping forward. mia, thank you for being part of this. mia, thank you. nicholas persky, a key for being part of this and stepping forward. -- thank you for being part of this and stepping forward. paul rodriguez, thank you for stepping forward. rachel broadwyn, thank you. sarah armstrong, thank you for stepping forward. vanessa, thank you for being
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part of this. vee, thank you. that is our commissions. let us proceed with the swearing in. stand if you can and raise your right hand, those that can do so. please repeat after me. i, your name, 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
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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 i hold the office of -- for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations. thank you very much. [applause]
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thank you, all. our class of commissioners for 2012. 14 commissions. thank you very much.
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