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>> all right. we're back in open session and i will turn to section e of item number 6 for discussion and vote pursuant to the brown act and the sunshine ordinance whether to disclose any action taken or discussion taken in closed session regarding the pending litigation. >> move that we don't disclose. >> second. >> any discussion? any public
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comment? >> david pilpel. it's not public comment but i am wondering if there is announcement of action taken in closed session? i'm not asking about action and discussion. >> i'm not sure i understood what you said. >> i support the motion not to disclose but i am wonding if there is any action that you need to report out? okay. that's all. >> call the question. all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> opposed? it carries unanimously. we will turn to item number 7, discussion and possible action on the june's29 and 27 draft minutes. any corrections or additions by the commission? any corrections or
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additions by the public? >> david pilpel speaking as an individual. since we had a lot of time and while you were in closed session there were a number of typos and things that would read better. i won't go through them and i will give them to staff and give them discretion to improve them. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> motion to approve the minutes as possibly revised with minor corrections? >> i move that we approve the minutes subject to typographical and other drafting errors by staff. >> second? >> [inaudible] >> all right. call the question. all in favor say aye? >> aye. >> opposed? minutes will be
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approved as amended. item number 8 is a discussion of the acting executive director's report. >> yes commissioners i would just call your attention to two items. one is on page two which talks about under campaign finance disclosure programmure our new rules went into effect as i mentioned before so we have been doing a lot of outreach. we issued two new forms, two fact sheets summarizing the changes and five charts based on the f dc charts about the disclosure requirements and help people comply with the new rules and the final thing i point out is on the second to last page about the statement -- outreach and education. we just met the
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other day with union members in connection with the electronic filing of form 700 issue, so there continue to be concerns that the unions have regarding both the people who are required to file in the first place, and then folks who are -- and then just getting it up posted electronically, so we did meet and discuss per the advice of the city and dhr. we're now at the point right now it is not possible to implement this by the april 1 deadline given a number of things that have to happen, so we are going to have to shoot for the following year, and we have a couple -- we've had discussions with the unions in terms of them culling through the list to make them more appropriate so that for instance
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receptionists don't have to file form 700 and in one case they did, but also talking to them during that process about the actual electronic posting itself, and they have some suggestions. i'm not sure how possible they are but we will maintain that avenue open as well. otherwise it's as submitted. >> any questions or discussions? >> mr. chair. >> yes. >> i just wanted to talk about the budget. >> sure. >> since we just approved the -- the city approved a two year budget, and in relation to they wanted to talk about this commission secretary that came up earlier in the meeting which is mandatory but only in relation to budget considerations of the city, so under budget and staffing we
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were talking about the reduction of -- some reductions we had. there was a three reduction in fringe benefit costs and services from other departments. i just wanted to hear more about how and why those reductions happened. >> the honest truth with respect to those smaller percentage reductions i don't know the specifics. i can certainly get back to you. the big reduction, the 22% reduction is really a reflection of the fact we got this one time funding last year that's not there. my understanding is that the staff funding increase is a cola increase for ongoing staff but they anticipate next year basically adding another position. that would be an enforcement position, so it's like anything else. i mean obviously it would be great to have a commission secretary who could prepare all these wonderful materials for you.
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certainly it's like anything else in terms of priorities and that sort of thing to make that determination. >> what kind of -- i guess for sake of a better word "politicking" is done over the years to try to get the mayor to be more sympathetic to our needs? i mean do you know? was jack meeting with the mayor and his staff over time and trying to convince them that we do have needs if we're going to be an effective body? or is it just something that we hand in what we want, and the mayor does what he wants? >> so my experience is that most of the communications are done through our budget analyst with the mayor, right, in the
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year that i have been here, a year and a half and the extra asks are generally in -- the position for the mayor's office has been -- well, i think to answer your question i don't think jack was going to the mayor directly. there was some back and forth with the mayor's office and the budget in terms of pushing -- there's a lot of push back and ultimately there were some appeals made to particular members of the board of supervisors in the year and a half i have been here that's what i have seen, so -- >> i would just have to say they would look for the new executive director to be more of an advocate around some of these open positions for just that reason. we're going to -- this is a very administratively
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heavy commission, lots of -- just looking at that timeline and projects that we have on board, and if someone's time is being taken up with pulling reports and minutes together that a secretary in which we would just be more in line with almost every other commission i can't imagine i wouldn't put that as part of my recommendation for 16-17. i would somehow find a way to get that in there. enforcement is obviously important and investigators and auditors are important, but in the last two -- up to two years that i played in this particular arena i see the benefit of having a secretary. >> i agree totally with what at this time commissioner said and in terms of lobbying for
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the budget of the commission and mr. st. croix and my grilling of him several times he did little if anything, and i speak as someone who for 20 years was chief assistant of a city department, and was the person who was in charge of getting the budget and dealing with the mayor's office and dealing with the board of supervisors, and for any agency you have to -- it's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. you need to go constantly knock on them, and i think the new executive director has to make that a priority, and enlist this commission in helping them. i would be perfectly happy in regard to the budgetary processes as a commissioner if my colleagues would see fit to work with the executive director to meet with the budget analyst
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and meet with the mayor's people and i know the dance. i have done it for many years, and i think to do that in regard to getting things like a secretary. we need a secretary. i don't think the next executive director whoever it is should be sitting up here in the middle with us. for one thing that makes that person a target for the public. oh he's running the place. whoever the executive director is he should be down there with the staff and a secretary at the end of this table as we had as i recall when i was on the police commission carries out all sorts of good functions and briefing us as a commission and at the same time isn't subject to the kind of pressures that the executive director is in terms of -- well, if i say this will they think i'm not doing my job right or
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should i keep this under the table? those are just the realities of the dynamics between us as a commission and our executive director which we wouldn't have those dynamics if we have a secretary as commissioner andrews said. that's why it would be so valuable. >> [inaudible] secretary's responsibility is to report the information. >> exactly. >> [inaudible] >> yeah. >> [inaudible] always have that role and responsibility from a seat down there but the same person that has the role and responsibility isn't the same person reporting out on proceedings and activities, and i think that would be a great separation of responsibilities. >> i agree. >> and i think it all depends what money we can get and what our priorities are, but to me enforcement is like you guys are saying enforcement is a big one and we have to figure out how
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best to spend t but certainly more help would be great. >> that is part of the budget lobbying as well and enforcement first but these other things as well, but you've got to go ahead and lobby for your agency. someone's got to be in there banging on the mayor and the -- it used to be harvey rose and as a year ago is not the budget analyst. boy that's a change of significance of generation -- over a couple of generations. i think it's a big loss to the city and i thought i knew how to push his buttons. >> [inaudible] >> and but in any event it's got to be -- the job's got to be done and i don't think it's been done. >> from the city attorney there is nothing inconsistent with commissioners personally
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lobbying whoever is doling out the funds. >> the commission -- when the time comes needs to be careful about interference with the day to day affairs with the commission staff. that line which is often hard to walk, but working with whoever that executive director is, and the commission, and i am sure we can figure out ways that the commissioners can be helpful to achieving the goal, but it's -- it will be a line. >> thanks. >> all right. turning to agenda item 9, items for future meetings. public comment. >> yes. since you had a bit of discussion on the budget. david pilpel again speaking as an individual. i think these questions about priorities and resources should be addressed with the new executive director, and as part of the budget
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process for next year. i think there are -- you had some of the discussion now but i think there is really a broader discussion and a good and fair debate about work load and priorities, auditors, enforcement, commission secretary. one thing you might want to consider in relation to the commission secretary that the port commission i think does successfully they don't meet that frequently and their commission secretary serves part time in that function and part time as the secretary to the port director so you wouldn't necessarily need a full time person to serve as commission secretary. that person could perform other tasks in the office and restructuring of staff and responsibilities and all of which you should discuss with the new executive director, and then terms how resources happen in the budget process certainly the commission can be involved with the director and i wouldn't call it lobbying.
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they might have to register but to try to seek additional resources. i think as changes to the laws have happened whenever something is proposed you should try to get in there seeking an appropriation for resources to meet the additional need et cetera and i think the expenditure lobbyist measure does that and that is kind of a model and really the additional functions that we might want for the commission be it auditing, enforcement, secretarial or other are really not that expensive in the grand scheme of the city budget. we could probably better resource the commission for 100, 200, $250,000. it's not like millions for street repaving or something else, so there maybe other ways and i agree that the new executive director should be a strong advocate for resources to meet your mandate. thank you .
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>> do i hear a motion to adjourn? >> so moved. >> second. >> any public discussion? >> [inaudible] >> pardon me? >> [inaudible] >> is there discussion on future items? public discussion on adjournment? call the question. all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed? . hearing none we are adjourned.
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parks and places of communicated and thanks to the mayor and the department of technology and supervisor farrell and google. we had a very very unique partnership that was able to bring wifi to our most heavily used parks and squares. >> parks in particular are really important way of life and quality of life and so is connectivity. bringing those two things together in a project like this is right on target with what san francisco is and wants to be. >> it's all about breaking apart the divide. the people with expensive data plan can have access to information and economy. this is really
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breaking down the digital divide and giving people across the spectrum the opportunity to information and giving them mobility and freedom. >> particularly by investing in connectivity in park spaces we are also ensuring the connection to digital inclusion opportunities and parks are designed for all neighborhoods. >> people are on the move. they are no longer chained to their desk tops at home. people can accomplish a lot and we prefer them being here an enjoying the outdoors and nature. given all the mobile community and mobile information that's available. we thought it was important to make it for our parks acceptable for everyone and give everyone the opportunity to live and to work and be at the parks at the same time. >> our full mission in life is to give them access to the internet,
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give them access to information. in san francisco you don't have to be bottled up in an office. you can be around and enjoy your work anywhere. it's great for the local community here and it means a lot to me. >> in the park, you are people that can teach you about the trees in the park and you can go to parks and recreation .org and having wifi in our parks makes it more accessible. if you want more information about how to enjoy wifi in san francisco parks, go to @p
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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
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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, 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
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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 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
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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. 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
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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. 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
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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 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.
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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. 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
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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, ca, we have this oasis of the natural environment. it reminds us of what the history was. >> there is a section for dogs 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
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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, 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
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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. 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
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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. 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 sfrecpark.org. discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems.
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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 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
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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 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.
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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 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
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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 831-5510. you can write us at -- or walk in and say hello. and of course you can find more information moresfrecpark.org. --
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assault r j r j means bless you it men's amen you go it means uh-huh when i pour this water my voice vibrates through the liquid it becomes something special now livetion is pouring in every nation in the country of african that is the way we remembered those how came before us say r j (repeated.) >> i power outage love age love for all those 20 great africans that started the mark of certifytion two thousand miles up and down the river nile valley say r j i pour out a
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little bit of love. >> say r j. >> (repeated.) >> say r j. >> (repeated.) >> i pour out a little love for the millions of africans that reason marked across the interior to the west coast of african taken out into the atlantic and brought to north america to start the fight for freedom say r j a rip i will in the motion is for the africans that were enslaved for the million dollars say r j. >> (repeated.) and everyone in the room has ann sherz everyone in the room has soldiers they inventing sends on and obligated we have to remember those who came before us the free speech fighters the
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ma rotundas and the run uaw slaveries going to south of florida that struck the first freedom blow say r j (repeated.) >> president douglas say right direction j. a man illicit of kansas say r j we pour livetion for those who have passed away we remember their names you say their names who people stop saying your names you are truly dead remember i pour out a little bit of love food bank for all the great indicators like dr. gunshot carve dr. charles. >> say r j i pour out a little bit of love for hawkins say r j and hills say r j and freedom
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direction j. >> (repeated.) live satisfaction is the pouring out of love for the people that have passed away the next time you have a drink of soda or water say the name of your ann cherries i pour out a little bit of love for others say right direction j right direction j right direction j. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ you honor me by allowing me to pour this my name is brother
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clint give yourselves a hand (clapping.) every voice that sings to the hearts and heaven rings bring with the harmony of liability liberty let our reenjoying rise as high as the
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listening skies let it resound loud as the rolling sea sing a song for love the faith that the dictate past has taught us sing of a song for love the hope that present has brought us say sing the rising sun of our new day begun
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let us mark march on till victory is won god of our wearyness god of our silent tears though who has brought us up for oh, lord the way 34 who how fast by 34 mitigates let us into the light
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keep forever in the path we pray let our feet stray from the place as our god where we met theo until our hearts drug with the wine of the world's forget theo shadowed underneath 32 hand may we forever stand
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true our god, true to native land (clapping.) >> good morning good morning good morning good morning welcome to willie l. brown middle school (clapping.) on monday august 17, 2015, the founding teachers and staff of the willie l. brown middle school were opening the doors of this school for the 2 hundred plus pioneering students and families for the first day of
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school in the sfusd today, we the staff of willie l. brown middle school in san francisco unified school district leadership are honored to host all of the elected officials funder and community partnerships pa partners and students to our official ribbon cutting ceremony and tour (clapping) i am demetrious the founding principle of willie l. brown middle school (clapping.) and i'm humidity and honored to stand here before you today, we're gathered to celebrate a vision that strongly communicates to the children and families of san francisco that the adults of this city care about their futures.
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(clapping.) >> thank you san francisco san francisco unified district under the leadership of richard carranza and deputy superintendant superintendant guerrero tarnished articulated that vision in the unified school district vision 2025 guiding documents by reimagining public education in so for inform the next generation we're adjourned is did first stem middle school we designed on that vision we reimagine the space and time by creating longer course blocks for students to engage in deeper learning we call this the garage where students use the willie l. brown middle school thinking process to explore to imagine the prototypes for the hands on
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learning our curriculum was designed for students to experience the real life inexperience by technology every student at willie l. brown middle school will be assigned a laptop to assess the internet everyday in every class including their personalized learning plan we sure our students for the education program we want our students to be physically and ooeshlg healthy as well through the partnership with the department of education we have a health care clinic and the department of public health staff members please stand yeah (clapping.) our health care clinic will be staffed with the nurse practitioners a psychologist and social worker we work with the
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physical education to support our students we have a stem school focused on the whole child in addition to the core content math and scientific and english language and arts we're offering arts and spanish and youth leadership through our partnership are the san francisco beacon initiative funded by the children department of youth and families we'll provide the learning opportunity before, during, and after school to support our engagement efforts for the programming during this the school day can we have all our beacons and staff members please stand (clapping) okay there are in the back at this point that all the employees of willie l. brown middle school who are wearing
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our phenomenal drastically and powerful spark of creativity we like the staff of willie brown to step forward and join me here (clapping). >> yeah. >> come here come here come here this is the theme it is going to take us to the next level? the theme that will manifest vision 2025 this is the willie brown founding staff of willie l. brown middle school.
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(clapping.) teachers transform lives and here at willie brown we'll be tromd to and from the lives during the prediction summer at a professional development training one of our teachers declared dem trust we're to crush it this year this is the spirit and enough of them that the founding staff of willie l. brown middle school will bring to our students everyday and every class to let's give up for our founding staff (clapping) as he present to conclude this this would not have happened without the cooperation of resources before within the san francisco unified school district and city agencies and public servants or servant and
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leading organization and families and parents and everyone in san francisco who has been extremely focused on willie l. brown middle school and it's construction so we want to acknowledge over the construction company if you're present please stand thank you (clapping.) and so i perp want to thank malia cohen district 10 supervisor (clapping.) carle carlene naming kelly the san francisco with julie la and jess and others to sarah and vin williams and
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emily and marshall of the san francisco black foundation reverend brown for the national association for the advancement of color people. (clapping.) >> willie loshgs junior the man himself thank you interest mayor ed lee. (clapping.) >> mayor ed lee thank you, sir there are so many supporting organizations and individual that might welcome could wlaft for hours in the interest of times our students and families are filled with gratitude for all our support thank you to the spinsters and the departments under their leadership deputy superintendant lee and
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superintendant guerrero over the social justice and the entire central over 555 frankly including leslie and the dramatic julie ann bulk (clapping.) please step forward and please join us. (clapping.) >> thank you. >> this has support all corporate cooperate resources my success is every time of her talent and dedication now i'm pleased to bring to the podium richard (clapping.)
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a >> so what do i think about this the school in the heart of bayview (clapping.) i want to sincerely thank principle hobson we're really proud we searched the nation for a founding principle at willie l. brown middle school i think that we crushed it what do you think? (clapping.) so ladies and gentlemen, colleagues and friends and supporters san franciscans this is truly a wonderful day for us not only in the san francisco unified school district but in particular for us in san francisco to think that in the heart of bayview in the heart of one of the most dynamic communities in the city rich with history rich with passion, rich with artist address scientists and transitional leaderships of all
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strips a rich history we have a middle school in the heart of the bayview commemorate of the beautiful rich history in the community in which it resides (clapping) and i can think of no finer namesake than the mayor as he is effectively known willie lower-income brown yes (clapping.) i still remember a few months ago when we took him to see the rendering of what this would look like in his way asked deliberate questions about locations and color swatches, finishes, never quite asked if it was going to be marketable but we knew what he was think he
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was engaged and he always said i wanted to be useful to the families of the city not about i himself but about the community so thank you, mr. mayor for being our partner in the design of this school i want to point out if you look out this window in the right direction you'll see the willie loshgs brown bridge you might have heard me say the willie brown bridge to coverage brings people from the world 0 into this beautiful city of san francisco police commission san francisco and the willie l. brown middle school will take the students to all corners of the world to compressor explore their academic. >> i want to point of privilege and recognize individuals that
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are structural in us being here today to cut the ribbon on this beautiful school a group of individuals i'm very proud to serve with and to help to educate our students our elected board of education i'd like to recognize them by name. >> thank you for their leadership first, the vice president matt haney who is here with us (clapping) >> our medicine past pointing sandra fewer (clapping.) commissioner shamann walton (clapping (clapping.) (clapping.) commissioner norton (clapping.) and sending her regards she had
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to be out of town and absolutely wanted to our president of the board of education commissioner president murase. >> and also just a moment to recognize another two individuals who were critically important no longer serves been the board of education by part of the planning of seeking a bond of the voters so for the city of san francisco and a staunch supporter of us moving forward that is former commission kim moving us who honors us what her presence today thank you (clapping) >> if i may i want to recognize my immediate predecessor mr. garcia said the kids deserve a school that you are commemorate he couldn't be here but a shout h sweat shirt to carlos.
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>> so ladies and gentlemen, that where i go avenue scrip principle hobson has recognized our partners you've seen the staff and faculty the faculty and staff willie l. brown middle school we are count on you to crush it this year and future years when we said we were going to build this and have a stem school it is focused on a graduate profile the community has defined what is the graduate we want to produce and tracer the characterizations and if you think about everything that principle hobson to talked about it is landing aligned to our vision 2025 i will be very boost full unapologizely this is the finest middle school stem middle school in the nation right here
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in san francisco it is (clapping.) and for me, i think what is more important ladies and gentlemen, is that in san francisco in san francisco's public schools we're absolutely not interested in school improvement and we're not interested in school district improvements we're not interested in that i'll tell you and propose to you if you look at every indicator school systems are working exactly the way they're designed to work their sorting kids and certain kids get opportunity and some don't and students have pathway to high paying jobs and sustainable liveable jobs we're not interested in proving that system but system change and changing that system (clapping.) and one of the questions we're
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always asked it is beautiful rhetoric mr. superintendent that sounds really good but where the rubber meets the road ladies and gentlemen, look around this is where the rubber meets the road this is going to be the school it puts into effect how graduate appraisal for the 2 hundred and 16 students for the freshmen class for the pathway to be successful students in life, career and in the future and they're going to do that here at the willie l. brown middle school so we're interested this is our down up to that time to the city, to the bayview and country to educate our students particularly students not been served well by the system we call public education it changes here and it changes today (clapping.) so all i have to say we're
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counting on all of us to crush it not only this year but in the future years in my final comments one of the questions we were ask the posed to the question about the willie l. brown middle school if you build it will they come in our system where parents have full choice where necessary send their children to school it is a valid question when we opened the doors to our 2 hundred and 16 students on monday be understood there is over a hundred students on a waiting list who choose to come to willie l. brown middle school and there wasn't room yet so do people want to come absolutely they want to come who you look at the classrooms of willie l. brown middle school it is one, in fact, the most diverse middle school in san francisco it is the world right here in
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our neighborhood (clapping.) with that, i also want to thank one last person here as well he's been incredibly supportive he knows what he's a talking about and more importantly is ground in the realty of what it takes to support public education you can't have a world-class city without having a world-class public education system i want to thank our mayor, mayor ed lee for being here today and all your support (clapping.) so as and go forward ladies and gentlemen, i want you to get used to what this school looks like and celebrate in 10 years we've built a new school that is the first of many to come the
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world is changing and we're going to meet that change whether a conciliated area of poverty and disengage the only solution is concentrated great education that's what we're proud here at the willie l. brown middle school. >> with that, welcome. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> our home is your home and i have the incredible honor of introducing our congresswoman who is fighting for us and equality inhington, d.c. and if you think our hills are tough you should see that hill we're glad we we have a fighter that keep in mind it is a pleasure to invite congresswoman jackie speier (clapping.) >> thank you superintendent i want want you to stand up for
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a moment and i want you to see the incredible tie the superintendent has on that that matches the colors of the school browillie watch out you've got competition in the style hear area mr. mayor to mayors family and the members of the school board and all the honored guests here what a privilege for me to join you today to cut this ribbon and announce the willie l. brown middle school now you may remember that there was an elementary school named after the mayor and now a middle school pea maybe someday if you live long enough a university named after you in fine design for fashion i'm not sure about that by the one thing i'm sure about is that this school is
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going to educate young people people into the century this is the kinds of skills they need to truly achieve your now i'm humored by the fact the mayor and i wouldn't be accepted we know nothing about civil engineering and such some of the classes offered here it may have our namesake but i don't think you'll be admitted here mr. mayor so hundred and 64 years ago in 1851 senator broderick in sacramento introduced legislation for the first public school system and district in california none other than san francisco (clapping.)
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so it's appropriate we're here today may the act it's been some 10 years brick and mortar before we've been in a situation? sterile school and beyond the kinds of stem classes that will be offended this is the only school in san francisco with a science lab a health clinic noble for the students but for the community and this particular facility here is not just an auditorium for the students but the community as well this is truly a community school and that the vision of the future and something we should attempt to achieve everywhere in this city i want to say a couple of words about the namesake of the school you'll be happy to know more money was spent on
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this school than any middle school $43 million i was told and, in fact, i was also told i do my doctrines when the school as named an; isn't that right dianne feinstein she people i didn't do up the money so get ready mr. mayor there maybe some opportunity as the school enjoys it's growing pain for in many years in san francisco i was the guest speaker i will say his best voting record was when i was here i had the great opportunity to observe him in action every single day and the young kids that are going to come here and learn about w0i8 lower-income brown
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will learn he transformed the legislation the city he's always been there taking care of those 90 in need and he's not forgotten his roots and not his sense of humor all has served him it's an honor to be with you mr. mayor as we death this school after you and look forward to accommodating this today (clapping.) next we'll have an assembly member david chiu (clapping.) >> good morning are we having a
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good day today excellent i want to thank you first and foremost more being part of the syringe take a moment and look around we represent every strip of the city we come from the government and private sector and nonprofit we are san francisco and couldn't be more proud i'm delighted to be here in celebration of a school named after one of our city's leaped i'm here representing the state assembly with the assembly members but i'm incredibly humbled to representative the east side of san francisco it was represented for 31 years by a man we honor today but the longest serving speaker the california state seeming
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anywhere willie lower-income brown junior this is your legacy this rebirth because this is a school that looks at as good as our suits and it is fitting we're here because this is a school that is going to be on the cutting-edge not have technology or stem education but how we imagine what education should be in the 15 you're a mayor that presided over the beginning of the evolution of the city as an international center the innovation no technology it is fitting we're here in the heart of the bayview bayview so much history and passion and community and we know a part of our city has had so many challenges pear with the african-american community
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how many of you visited or spent time in the former willie brown school raise your hands i had a chance in the final weeks before that school closed it was hard to imagine the school we're in today but at a time of growing inequality we see all over the country and the state of california and, yes even here in san francisco it is appropriate that our city our san francisco leaders and school board and district has invested i'm quickly with jackie speier it wasn't 43 millions but more it was appropriate we have felt that because as i think many of us often say when bayview succeeds when our children if the bayview succeed finally all
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san franciscans can be successful. >> (clapping.) so let me close with the following i know from this school we're going to have young boys and girls maybe their names are ed or jackie or richard that someday been the next mayor the city will be the next members of congress or the school educators someday a young boy who walks stlos those school doors maybe his name is willie maybe he comes from a background and comes to this school and go to the top high schools in san francisco and perhaps the next mayor or speaker of the soberly or next good afternoon maybe the next president of the united states with that thank you for being part of this and it's my
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honor to introduce the next speaker someone that learned about leadership and management if the man we're heroin today someone that is committed to schools and families and kids that helped to build san francisco as a center of nation your 43rd mayor of the city and county of san francisco mayor ed lee (clapping.) >> wow. what a place to be at today on the eave of schools reopening we have an opportunity to be at the newest school named after my friend willie brown where's the mba trophy this is where it should be base knowing the kind of initiatives of investments we're all making in
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the schools and teachers this is going to be a companionship school i know that i'm joking about an mba trophy that was talked about this morning that willie brown had as part of a radio show i predict and expect this school will earn the leadership of the administrator principle hobson's they'll earn more world-class trophies of excellence this is what we expect let me ask you or tell you i was recently asked a question mayor ed lee what's a good investment in san francisco and for a moment i paused because i don't know whether he asked the question i was not the
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ceo of twitter even though my name gets associated or salesforce which i would love to be over and over myriad a success company that has shown up in the last few years to be tremblesly successful in the part of successive of the 36 percent employment in the city what's a good investment well, they may have been surprised i answered them truthfully the best investment you can make is to invest in our kids in san francisco that's the best investment. >> (clapping.) because the refinery will be multiple decades of success more than just a few years of economic success for people it
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will be years of success of families growing up participating, innovating and kathy's that's why i'm happy to be in the room as i am all the time with the superintendent, with the elected school board and school board matched up with our city agencies, our department heads, people who themselves have invested in our city gridlock because we want everybody to be successful and this particular school is going to go well beyond equality it is going to be about total success if the city. >> and for the individually selected teachers something that
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willie whispered in my ear all the teachers were individually selected you're going to find a lot of attraction to our pertain he is now, one of the 21 principles that i have adopted as part of middle grades with the salesforce initiative thank you to mark benny hoff and his passion for the city and he's about to receive one hundred thousand dollars innovation funds as being the principle in the middle schools something wife negotiated a while back with the other principles of middle schools because of the challenge they have not just in the bayview but the middle schools are being challenged from the breakdown in parentsal
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engagement to the school sites to the teachers, and principles having to spend more and more of their times on less academics excellence and more on the quality of the school site we have it all here this investment of the willie l. brown middle school is a combination of many investments the city, the agencies, the foundations, the private companies we have the entire san francisco chamber of commerce a unite sf program to embrace the education 2 hundred 4 hundred technology companies that embrace all our public schools and we have salesforce and a number of foundations that believed that if the mayor can
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focus a little bit on the most challenged grades they'll also make some serious investments well, they have and they have here not only with the offer $50 million of investments, with the very intellect or deliberate selection of the staff with the improvement to recruit the best talent out of chicago to offer his character and his enthusiasm for the kids and enticed the best companies to invest in the bayview and all the middle grades i say to you it is easier to answer that question more and more in san francisco when people ask what is a good
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investment not necessarily the high-rise condo downtown or the buildings we'll build on market and van ness are market street there are plenty of those economic investments but i want a long term return on our investment i want to see our kids from the bayview be the department heads, the scientists, the ceo's, the police chiefs and fire chief of that great city i mean that you know we've acted on those are not entry promises those schools are here because the investments are real now we get to say to our kids we expect a return i'm going to look at those kids and we expect you to return on our investment which means basically, you have to succeed we not going to let you fail
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we're going to embrace our success so i. here on a day of great happiness because it is not just the school season opening it is an opportunity to say once again associate what i've often been challenged within any careers in the past we don't just want people that operates things, willie before a knows the bureaucrats but wants people who produce excellence that's how we get the gold trim on city hall that's why we have the most noochtd companies coming to our city that's why mayor brown and i present those when 4 hundred mayors come to visit our city we boost what you
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got? in short years we're going to say reverend brown what you got we got willie l. brown middle school in the bayview in san francisco with the most successful kids that will ever have this is the story of san francisco being the most initiative successful city in the country we make the right investments thank you for being part of that great investment we look forward you to being here on graduation day all the other celebrations will be here thanks very much (clapping.) >> oh, of course, well as we look at to the this community
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and everyone else i have the undifferent privilege of inviting up here our former mayor and historic peculiar but someone on a daily basis that loves our community and loves interacting with them and continues to challenge me to be the best mayor, i, be to match his record welcome the mayor former mayor willie brown willie brown, jr. (clapping.) a >> mr. mayor, my former
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seatmate jackie speier and david chiu, essential district i represented for so many years, to the members of the school board now and then and then and then and i'm talk about only about gene (laughter) let me say to all of you i am indeed honored beyond belief so honored something i've salesmen immensely do so they don't need security because some of the things i do generates hostile situations most of you have you could a know i have a family because they fear they'll be the victims but they sound-proofed
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they come i sound-proofed they come for the occasion of this school and i want to have them stand as if they were part of your team dem trust and part of the decades and the heartache group or whatever they really constitute the foundation for everything that i've done and all the years and for whatever adherence that's bestowed on me it should be bestowed on willie brown family and it begins with blanching (clapping.) susan who occurred more time
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(clapping.) robin who has responsible for the other two (clapping.) and one who joined. >> bus by way of of a marriage to any son michael a young woman that represents he everything michael that but with two children their grandchildren are here (clapping.) they e and then the granddaughters who decendents of ribbons so there's 4 grandkids that are here one is in school your kids at school; right? down in florida is that michael? (laughter) my son michael (laughter) (clapping).
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>> and the two granddaughters whom i've said robin produced 5 grandchildren and all of them are here ma at a it is all part of the family group that we have and a couple other kids they're part of them i want you to see who those kids really are i must tell you a number of people ♪ room that worked with me for years and years and years they too deserve the, however, u honor because you don't get to anything or any place without an incredible bunch of people i had the pleasure of being very cold may be mayor in 1995 i was the
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first person are that person the human rights executive director it was ed lee he's steeled moved up to run the city many of the days when he was running the process of moving up he did the process of what makes me landmark good throughout the city and county of san francisco and he still makes we look good in the city and county of san francisco except when we introduces me (laughter) but mr. mayor i'm really pleased with the relationship that all those staff people that you talk about who had with the city you're right this is an incredible city and mr. superintendent when the that whole business of the
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willie brown dream school i don't know where you were at a time the dream school concept they took the old police academy no one else's wanted and tried to make it into a quality school and drew you took photographs you owned your first camera for that occasion he has broken it since then but groovy to come out here and do we we tried to do obviously that dream school and work suddenly the board of education of san francisco decided something differently should happen with the sites the voters we're sold mr. mayor, mr. superintendent, school members and x members on the idea of doing something differently here
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and different is what you've heard about i can't imagine how anyone can con conceive many years ago what in physical structure would be like i i have to tell you people who i met for the first time that the architect and the construction folk mr. superintendent whom you put together they're all here celebrating and put a merit on their resume and they're entitled to do that because if at the didn't i want have claimed i designed this laughter >> so i want the public to see who those people are would those schools and construction people and architect and delicious practical take you're right full place and stand and be acknowledged for all the things
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you did (clapping.) and then mr. mayor i was out here three or four months ago when we were under construction and a hard hat what a ceremony and dem trust brought us out here with an unveiling of a something that came from housing authority the housing authority decided to get rid of my bus it had to go somewhere the man who was the director of this project took it home and kept it at his home all that time and it was about 3 months ago they built the podium david where they wanted to put it and literally had the podium done and came out and pulled the coffer off and showed it was there he was
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smiling i'm pleased business he apparently kept polishing it and polishing it and polishing it and i look better in that form ii want to thank him very much for that occasion and he too should stand up the man that directed the project where is he, he and his wife are here they are out there (clapping (clapping.) all those years it takes a long time to produce anything of real quality and this obviously took arrangement but it is, in fact, done and to have the idea of those windows you know, i went to a school didn't have any windows in texas that little school had nothing but suddenly i'm going
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to tell everybody this is doyle the kind of school i went to. (laughter) and that's what it is that's what you designed to have just those windows those windows are unbelievable you see san francisco at it's by the evidence right front of the you that is part of who envisioned those students spiral to the families that are associated with this school when i walked out beyond and through the double or triple doors it looked a forum the whole circles where people subcontract with each other and do lecturers and soapboxs and all the things i went strait ahead there it was the people doing the things not
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only the school kids but the whole community that's a far cry from the old nurse concept that explicit work well, now all of a sudden you're in the driver's seat for all the schools for all over the country think about it this is the kind of facility you'll only see where people pay 25, 35, $40,000 a year for each one the schools and the kids in the schools plus they do not another 15 plus and pay for the capital improvement that the voters of city of san francisco paid for mr. mayor when you outlined the number of people that were sharing their resources it eliminates to me totally what families try to assume that burden this is the
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structure we have the business of selecting who will teach the kids and work their and specialists think of the krorments the principle had to get from the union and the teacher organizations and the administrative organizations in order to make it work this is really an incredible, incredible place it has the potential to go beyond anything we've done in the san francisco school system i have to tell you i'm going to work really hard in every way to assist i'm going to bug the principle and everybody including the mayor to make sure that those parents and those children get everybody they richly deserve (clapping.) i really do - and mr. mayor you absolutely right. i really do
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want to see and david you talk about by name i really want to see coming out of this school the kind of youngsters that go to the schools and all the times they'll be reflective of the quality of the appropriations that have been done on their on behalf of i want them to continuing seek admission to this school that list of people waiting and trying to get in, i want to receive those calls upcoming parents still call i'm sure mr. mayor they call you more than me but help us get into the schools i want them to say can you help us to get into our school (laughter) of course, i'm going to say yes >> (laughter). as i always do how is that any different i want that kind of effort to be
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exposed for obviously will be a spectacular educational opportunity and a spectacular environment for school perspires for public schools and i want mr. superintendent and mr. principle i want everyone one of my friends and relationships through this school i want them to see it i want mayor ed lee to make that the school he brings when people from other countries come to see what education is like in san francisco i want every aspect of the entertainment world to come and look at it their wanting to do something for schools alledgedly i want them here i want them participating, i want them to be a part of this magnificent school looking at
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this achievement it is so many people are so dedicated jill i have no idea how you guys got the votes to name it after me i don't know what i was trading but to have it named after me and have it on the resume you're talking about bragging rights just wait until i see diane (laughter) and one of nancy pelosi's staff people gave me a note unfortunately, he couldn't usher here she's out of the country i'll read the note when she meets me out here to take the tour nancy needs to see this because nancy a clear was a part of the effort to produce this without the kind of thing that nancy
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jackie and the people at the congressional level john burton needs to see this the clan over the years couldn't have happened all those things all those things and people deserve to be a part of whatever honor is being extend to me i accept it with all humbleness and nypd proud and if you'll just tolerant one more thing i'll be allowed to do i want the brown family to come up here and in fact, of the fact i said we were going downstairs i want the brown family to keep hybrid they're part of 21 chosen come on up, come on up yeah (clapping.) i want the brown clan to come on
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up >> stay right here i want you right here. >> (laughter) all right. thank you thank you (clapping.) and to san francisco, thank you
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(clapping.) nobody should have to follow mayor brown but i'm going to do my best good morning, everyone. >> good morning. >> my name is matt haney i serve as the vice president of the board of education i have the honor of providing closing remarks representing my colleagues on the board of education you know, i think the
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first thing and he felt this when i walked in here this is one thing to imagine that and see it on paper it is entirely thing to be here how beautiful is this how amazing is that i was able to come in earlier before most people were here and walked into the makers space i hope when you cut the ribbon you you'll thank you for the opportunity to walk around literally the first one that came to mind the immediate rush of joy but also a sense of why can't all our students have this why can't this realty in the school be available to every single student in san francisco and this community especially here in the bayview deserves this school so much and for this to be happening and what that
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means for all the people part of all the hard work and struggle and fighting to get this school here i want to at a on behalf of my colleagues thank you that we share such tremendous excitement and pride and gratitude to all the people who made that possible to marry brown and mayor ed lee and jackie speier and soberly supervisor david chiu u david chiu all the people that faculty for this school to be what it is to be the beautiful almost unimaginable place we're sitting in here today from the given of this process of talking about rebuilding the school of willie l. brown middle school this started before you was on the school board there was one guiding promise one guiding goal this school board had that if we were going to do this we were going to build a school that reflected the very best of what
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public education could be we weren't going to just build another school and name it after that willie brown we were going to build the best possible facility a 21st century modern place that inspired imagination and joy and it is such an sterile i know thirty thing to be here in reality but ever more one thing being here without the students but imagine when the students are here on monday when they come in not only the experience of being in this place and how we value them in the future it is also the kind of learning that will happen here the idea that young people every single young person should is have the opportunity to fulfill their potential should be able to bring out
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their own energy every single child and the superintendent said for so many of our children we've not done that wife given up on kids the quality of education is going to be different we're making a commitment to side with this school and the children who show up on monday this is san francisco not designing more in the school and create a new model of what it truly means to serve the students where they can learn and it's different from my middle school i don't know about you it wasn't like this for me in order to do this we had a great leadership team from the board of education and the superintendent but it was a community citywide effort all the folks who are in this room that are recognized the staff a for the willie l. brown
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middle school, the private partners of philanthropic parts community partners that said we believe in you and the children of san francisco, two i want to make sure we recognize phil is an incredible sponsor give him a round of applause for their partnership. >> if you notice it place looks at cool something about the design of what's happening is unusual very san francisco in ways and there are folks that building we can have a different vision of the school experience will look like i want to recognize the williams foundation for their leadership giving them a round of applause and heidi so many people made in this possible the members of the communities are here and are going to actually lists the vision of what it is for the
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students who are here when they start on monday that last i know i want to close and scissors that are not as big as i thought is a quote that i love which is from president roosevelt he said we can't always build a future for our youth but we can go build our youth for the future the young people here in the heart of the bayview in this school the young people who coyote of this school will be equipped with the skills and knowledge the experience they need to lead this city in the future they'll be the next mayors the next artists and the musicians in the city and for us all we'll be here together as a
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part this is is an extraordinary beautiful thing and the future it bright because of what is happenings thank you, again for being here and your support once again welcome to willie l. brown middle school and i guess we'll cut this ribbon thank you (clapping.) >> already here we here we go >> already here we here we gh, 3. >> yeah. >>
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(clapping.) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i think we have more companies anywhere in the united states it's at the amazing statement we're not trying to be flashy or shocking just trying to create something new and original were >> one of the things about the conduct our you enter and turn your your back and just so the orchestra. the most contrary composer of this time if you accountability his music you would think he's a camera come important he become
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ill and it was crazy he at the end of his life and pushed the boundary to think we're not acceptable at this point for sure it had a great influence he was a great influence on the harmonic language on the contemporary up to now. i thought it would be interesting because they have e he was contemporary we use him on this and his life was you kill our wife you get poisons all those things are great stories for on opera. i was leaving behind a little bit which those collaborative dancers i was really trying to focus on opera. a friend of mine said well, what
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would you really want to do i said opera what is it not opera parallel. why isn't it are that i have the support now we can do that. i realized that was something that wasn't being done in san francisco no other organization was doing this as opposed to contemporary we are very blessed in san francisco to have organizations well, i thought that was going to be our speciality >> you create a conceptual idea for setting the opera and you spear ahead and work with the other sdierndz to create an overview vision that's the final product felt opera.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i was very inspired to work with him because the way he looked at the key is the way i looked at sports looking at the daily. >> so much our mandate is to try to enter disis particular work there's great dancers and theatre actresses and choirs we've worked with and great video artists is a great place to collect and collaborate. i had a model they have a professionally music yes, ma'am assemble and as a student i benefited from being around this professional on and on soccer ball and as a conductor i'd be able to work with them and it's helped my growth i had a dream
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of having a professional residential on and on soccer ball to be an imperial >> it operates as a laboratory we germ a national the ideas technically and work with activity artists and designers and video all over the on any given project to further the way we tell stories to improve our ability to tell stories on stage. that's part of the opera lab >> i was to investigate that aspect of renaissance and new work so that's why this piece it is important it was a renaissance composer. >> there were young people that are not interested in seeing traditional opera and like the
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quality and it's different it has a story telling quality every little detail is integrated and helps to capture the imagination and that's part of the opera how we can use those colors into the language of today. >> so one of the great things of the stories of opera and story combined with opera music it allows people to let go and be entertained and enjoy the music instead of putting on headphones. >> that's what is great about art sometimes everyone loves it because you have to, you know, really great

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