tv Mayors Press Availability SFGTV August 1, 2016 12:30pm-1:31pm PDT
and you to succeed so the money they put out there can say it was really worth it. that you did what that money-what investments ought to do. you took it and grew it and made everything possible that you can make out of it. sthis what an investment does. i think the highest praise is you are our cities investment so you is a lot more people that will suroun you for that success. all the more to you and to say again on behalf of the city, i thank you for your accomplishment and leadership and have a lot more people when you are throw with the education we are identifies jobs so come and work with the city or companies that work with us being in san francisco. i know i will take a look at the other wonderful cities in the country but you are always know that the warriors are in
san francisco. congratulations scholars. investments and good luck to you and let us know how we can all help continue your success. congratulations. [applause] >> thank you so much mr. mayor. so, at this time we will have the mayor come up and have tracy and summer come up from brown and cauldwell and ch 2 m. they will give each of the scholars a city pin for florence will share with our-we have a certificate of honor for each of our recipients and this is a opportunity for you all to take a picture. i'm going slide my way out of here. i'm sorry, i didn't get a chance to introduce myself, i'm hide rumendoza and surge on education and family source squz elected member of board of
education. this is my favorite time when we do investments that really commit to the community. during a time when it is really tough out there now we have to invest in our young people . thank you mr. mayor for doing this every year for the last 6 years. we had to move our venue to a larger space because he is growing the pot and getting more and more students. grow the pot! >> alright! that's the other way to grow the pot. alright, i will call your name and if you please come on up and take a quick shot and can get families. we opened a i'll isle and have a lot of space. start with mony hewert from project rebound. we have jason bell receiving on his behalf. mony tweent george washington high school and going to san francisco state university.
alright. it will take a minute to coordinate the photo stuff, right? alright. our next recipient is alejandro martinez. going to san francisco state. our next recipient is alexandria brown from college track. she is graduate of laurel high school kboeing to university of santa and her mother is here to receive the award on her behalf. thank you for being here an twuinate, we are really proud of your daughter. our
next recipient will be aleana cor dorfba, a graduate of [inaudible] jordan high school for equity. cal state east bay! our next recipient is alfaundsonocblack student union and he is going dillered university and his sister is here. thank you for being here on behalf of alfonzo. similar -some student have left for college or on summer trip before they head off so really appreciate the family support. arina [inaudible] galileo high school graduate going on to
oxburg college and michele is here on behalf of her daughter. [inaudible] from san francisco youth fund. graduate of san francisco international high school going on to cal state university in channel island. our next one up, brenda wu, from lowell high school going uc santa barbara. congratulations, brenda. next is breechaun phillips from san francisco alliance of black school educators, [inaudible] high school graduate going on
to spellmen. spellmen in the house! very nice. dar lean is next from filipino educators of san francisco and graduate from george washington high school milem. eagles! she is going to cal state long beach. give it up for long beach. our next is dayrea [inaudible] masons of california graduate from galileo high school going to san francisco state university. give it up gators! our next two graduates are
twins and destiny is already on her way somewhere. she is doing something fun, she left her twin brother behind. destiny is going to hampton and dexter is going to milem, uc berkeley! give our best to destiny, dexter. [inaudible] lowell high school graduate heading off the humbolt state. alright. and then genesis vas cz went to san francisco international high school and
going to san francisco state university. we have pilar from lasa accepting on her behalf. thank you, pilar. pilar is president of latin american teacher association. thank you, pilar. you take a quick picture for us? [laughter]. [inaudible] from blake student union, mission high school graduate. morehouse. hichem was the president of black student union. the next scholar is [inaudible] graduating from john ocaunl high school on his way to san francisco state university.
irene [inaudible] college track, galileo high school graduate going to exaveier university. evon [inaudible] john oconal high school heading to san francisco state university. [inaudible] from mission economic development agency, john oconal high school, university of california , irvine! jennifer soto from
graduate of lowell high school going to uc san diego and [inaudible] is here on her behalf. jocelyn garcia, a mason scholar from john oconnell high school heading to san francisco state university and her cousin is here. thank you graceia. jolean [inaudible] from meto, john oconal high school, san francisco state university!
o'connell high school, san francisco state university! [inaudible] san francisco international high school heading to san francisco state university! juan garcia from lasa, graduate of mission high school on behalf laura [inaudible] is here and juan is heading to lawrence university! cion thomas glack school alliance from balboa high school. where you going man? [inaudible] congratulations.
these guys are going to rock it at warhouse, it so scary. kaona lopez, mason scholar, international cities academy, san francisco state university. san francisco state university. lena chong from lowell high school, [inaudible] university. linda len from lowell high school heading to uc berkeley! there it is! mr. mayor, you need it know about linda is she was part of the sales force summer program, so sales force partnered with us
and brings in a lot of kids over the summer. linda headed up part of that program. congratulations linda. [inaudible] from cac galileo high school going to university of california dave davis [inaudible] melody lee from cac from balboa high school heading off to ucla! this is [inaudible] on her behalf. nia [inaudible] college track, lowell high school, san francisco state university!
[inaudible] from san francisco alliance of black school educators, george washington high school. eagles! bailor university! regina graceen, fillphillip and [inaudible] going cal state university los angeles! alright. richard [inaudible] couldn't be here tonight but he is from abraham lincoln high school-you are here. san diego state university! richard! richard
participated with several other young people here tonight in a forum with san francisco police chief and mayor talking about the environment that we are in now. richard, thank you for being part of that. really really important. sally wong from mason scholars, lowell high school graduate. call poly, san lewis o bispo. [inaudible] lesley from george washington high school heading to city college of san francisco! travon [inaudible]
heading to san francisco state university! tyler [inaudible] from college track, city arts and tech high school, san francisco state university! vioni sanchez from galileo high school, san francisco state university bound isn't here but we have josh from mason scholars, thank you for accepting this on belandfall of vioni. [inaudible] for equity.
heading to san francisco state university! yeni [inaudible] from san francisco international high school heading to uc berkeley. [inaudible] is here on behalf of-there he is. thank you for being here. [inaudible] academy of arts and sciences heading to ucla! you are going to berkeley, that is even better! uc berkeley.
[inaudible] from abraham high school, uc davis! last but not least, evon ngo from john o'connell high school heading to san francisco state university! alright. we will now ask all of our graduates to come up and for a big group photo so we can memorialize our new leaders in city and county of san francisco, please give it up for the 2016 mayor, i am the fuper scholarship award
>> just a few steps away from union square is a quiet corner stone of san francisco's our community to the meridian gallery has a 20-year history of supporting visual arts. experimental music concert, and also readings. >> give us this day our daily bread at least three times a day. and lead us not into temptation to often on weekdays. [laughter] >> meridians' stands apart from the commercial galleries around union square, and it is because of their core mission, to increase social, philosophical, and spiritual change my isolated individuals and communities. >> it gives a statement, the idea that a significant art of any kind, in any discipline, creates change. >> it is philosophy that attracted david linger to mount
a show at meridian. >> you want to feel like your work this summer that it can do some good. i felt like at meridian, it could do some good. we did not even talk about price until the day before the show. of course, meridian needs to support itself and support the community. but that was not the first consideration, so that made me very happy. >> his work is printed porcelain. he transfers images onto and spoils the surface a fragile shes of clay. each one, only one-tenth of an inch thick. >> it took about two years to get it down. i would say i lose 30% of the pieces that i made. something happens to them. they cracked, the break during the process. it is very complex. they fall apart. but it is worth it to me. there are photographs i took 1 hours 99 the former soviet union. these are blown up to a gigantic images. they lose resolution.
i do not mind that, because my images are about the images, but they're also about the idea, which is why there is text all over the entire surface. >> marie in moved into the mansion on powell street just five years ago. its galleries are housed in one of the very rare single family residences around union square. for the 100th anniversary of the mansion, meridian hosted a series of special events, including a world premiere reading by lawrence ferlinghetti. >> the birth of an american corporate fascism, the next to last free states radio, the next-to-last independent newspaper raising hell, the next-to-last independent bookstore with a mind of its own, the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana.
[laughter] the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included david meltzer, steve dixon, and jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace, and shoot us, as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back. we know you are finished. desperate, near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen.
>> after the readings, the crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through the other gallery rooms in the historic home. the third floor is not usually reserved for just parties, however. it is the stage for live performances. ♪ under the guidance of musical curators, these three, meridian has maintained a strong commitment to new music, compositions that are innovative, experimental, and sometimes challenging. sound art is an artistic and event that usually receives short shrift from most galleries because san francisco is musicians have responded by showing strong support for the programming.
♪ looking into meridian's future, she says she wants to keep doing the same thing that she has been doing since 1989. to enlighten and disturbed. >> i really believe that all the arts have a serious function and that it helps us find out who we are in a much wider sense than we were before we experienced that work of art. ♪ food in san francisco isn't just about expensive eat but food for everyone and there's
organizations in the city that are doing really good work making sure that healthy food it assessable to everyone. more and more as follows are are becoming interested in upper arlthd they want to joy the open green pace sea know where their food it coming from we'll look at 3 programs talking ushering agricultural and garden to new heights. so what exactly it, your honor agricultural >> it the growing food or flowers within city limits traditionally we've been referring to communities gardener that is a raised bed over and over upper argument has
a more a farming way of farming. >> so tell me 0 what's growing in this garden. >> a really at all plant. in the one of the rare places, you know, people have access to green space 24 is one of the places to grow things like the purple floor. it is sort of recognizing that the more diversity in given space the better not to just have one thing by everything supported each another >> it provides the community with an opportunity to get their hands dirty and reach 0 out and congressmen with the community in ways they might have not
otherwise to engage with one other. >> now the dpw urban planning program so see how the garden community. >> so i grew up on a farm in air force base we picked the foods open the trees and share with other families and as i drive around san francisco i see any trees with apples or mrumdz and lemon trees i can see the food going to waste and brought that idea back to the department many of the trees where the fruit would go to waste we origin or crop and pick other fruits and delivery this to food banks or shelters to people who need them. >> i'm here with nang wong
hello nang. >> hello. >> i need to understand house this gleaning work. >> we come and harvest like for example, we'll come over here this is the lemon and plug it like this. >> (laughter). >> made that good, good and ease. >> the trick is how not to hurt the branches. >> like the thing. >> i'm so excited about this. the people are so passionate about where the food goes to the private property owners give us the food they're happy that no of a t is going to waste
>> oh. thank you. thank you. again job aura natural >> (laughter). >> from backyards to back lots let's take a look at the food and community bonding at the free farm. >> my idea was to start growing food and giving it away. and getting my neighbors to who had space and having a kind of event that brings people together not to run our food program this time around but to share the wealth of the abundance of our welfare. we were all divorce and as part of our philosophy of working together and working together. >> what's the most rewarding aspect of volunteering for the
free farm stand. >> well, we could is a generalic satisfaction but something about giving food away it's giving something i brought that in and sort it and gave it to you it's primitive to be able to give something some basically to someone else. >> now serving number to 49 come on down. >> we have the capability of producing this food and in san francisco you can grow food all year round so the idea we're capable of prougdz food in our own backyards we're here to demonstrate an bans of food and i think that giving it away for free we show individuals it in
have to be a comedy. >> we build time together and it's the strength of any ideas of the connections we'll turn that connection and the more connections you make no mistake about it the more you can have a stronger power and not have to rely on money that's the people power. >> in this episode we've seen the urban farms and gardens provide more in fruits and vegetation people can have the special produce available it can be a place to give back by donating food to others and teach our children the
connection to the earth and environment it's trulyhour. >> good morning, everyone and welcome to the people's palace and i'm here this morning to announce yet another milestone in our city's commitment to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by and people will work this fourth of july weekend we are celebrating our countries birthday but recognizing in the celebration throughout the weekend people like the people had that are standing with me are working whether the restaurants or hotels or health
care workers and others and and we all feel for working people that is hard in our expensive city to survive unless you have a december sent wage that's why a couple of years ago i destined or joibd the board of supervisors full board of supervisors to place before the voters an $15 an hour minimum wage and people that work in all those industries we did it together and we're celebrating because today it goes from $12.25 an hour to $13 and up to 15 and after that cpi takes over i want to remind everybody this city was brought together with our labor unions and your working families made up of all the exit are represents our city and got
this done in a strong collaboration with everyone and showed not only the cities around the bay area but the state of california if we got together and thought about people's lives what glosses the challenges every day we can get this done for them i think we're happy here to see the wages go up are rehappy yeah, we'll have more to celebrate in addition to, of course, the bitter of our nation and things we enjoy we picked this date it is a significant move and i also want to say that we know that our workforce all those people's here they are still an affordability gap so this is going to help people he you go that suggest that a lot of people are working two jobs to support their families we want to celebrate those moms we're all ushth together to help them
but for also myself and mayor libby schaaf of oakland that recognizes our workforce is more regional than ever do more than benefit the residents that work in our city and so we joined. >> today and cities that are committed along with cities like new york and seattle and los angeles and portland and the others also raised their minimum wage we want to the state of california to do the same thing because what could happen i think all the labor advocates know and people that we raised our minimum wage just and ourselves in the city of san francisco or just in oakland we would probably be golden state talent that belongs to where everybody lives and not as affordable to them as it is to those we're helping so mayor libby schaaf and along
with the united health care workers started a process and emigrate hundreds of thousands of snatches set the minimum wage higher of $15 an hour tour the state of california in uniting all the cities with the labor unions and workforces and people good minded across the region we got the governors attendance and the state of california attendance such that a few months ago goverr jerry brown signed the legislation to raise the states entire minimum wage for everyone for $15 an hour over a period of time those movements wouldn't happen unless we place the needs of working-class families that work hard to build that consensus i'm here to join in the celebration and here to say that i'm going to be working this weekend as well as in addition the
celebrating but also acknowledge the people that always serve us at the hotels and restaurants and people that are working the janitorial and building maintenance and all working class in the city we're there to be of help this will be consistent raising the minimum wage to attack affordability challenges is part of solution paid parental leave is part of the solution making sure that we work so that no one is a theft of their wages that's why your head of the department the labor enforcement is joining us with the advocates of people that earn those wages i'm saying they earn every single penny they deserve to make sure they get it in their hands that's why we announce these and make sure that
everybody is prepared adequately ahead of time to make sure those wages are paid and wage theft we have to make sure that our workforce that speaks many languages don't get capture and been take advantage of this is how we really in city year ago we have a benefit and make sure that everybody obtains that benefit i want to say at that moment i'm proud of the working folks in san francisco but the intensify region and proud of state of california and your legislation for working with the governor to a raise the minimum wage that adds to the celebration of the fourth of july and makes that more meaningful and then we hope that the entire nation does this as well question hear a lot of stories from a lot of places across the country that the liveability is under challenged or we're taking care of business in the city and state and let's
go on the national level and support of the prosperous country to make sure they get a december sent wage wsip think we have paula to speak for her experience and what that means to her paula >> (clapping.) >> good morning. i want to again thank the mayor mayor ed lee for being the vera person that was instrumental in making in milestone occur and happen my name is paula i'm a home care worker and worked in the city there are challenges with the rising cost of rental rates and even though i'm covered by rent control i'm still monthly yearly
challenged and with different increases that i have incurred in the last few months and years this new legacy life act $15 minimum wage will surely ongoingly help me through my endeavors thank you. >> (clapping.) >> good morning. i'm naomi kelly the city administrator i should tell you that paula was ininstrumental in working with m and mayor schaaf she helped to organize snatches for the measure. >> thank you paula for all your hard work i want to introduce
antonio a health care worker an organizing member of unit health care woeft west and worked to race erase the minimum wage and allowing home care workers to apply for overflow room he speeded there was something wrong with his mother it was alzheimer's i want to introduce juan antonio. >> (clapping.) >> buenas dias. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so good morning. thank you for inviting me to prestige events for people i feel
blessed. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> my name is juan antonio and in 2015 specifically he which is a health care worker for my mom. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> i just want to be very clear even san francisco home care workers work very hard we do that because the standards of living inform san francisco was very high we work very hard to
meet those needs. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so the job was basically like this door by door house by hours snatch by snatch people refused to sign this will make that worse we said no join hands and work together and talk to the leaders they'll help us there was a great success this doesn't he said here the initial is very important we need to keep on working so the situation
gets better for all of us. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> you can't say that as good but thank you to everybody especially mayor ed lee during that time when the campaign began until today to fight for this measure to come through we want to thank them from every member in the united health care
west and give them this i'm not sure what you call that - (laughter). >> well, thank you. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> ed lee. >> this is especially made for you ed lee our mayor thank you. >> okay. this is a beautiful portrait up next, we have the director of office standards and enforcements mr. pat mulligan working with these men and women in the office enforcement who are here behind us in the audience and ones that are the advocates of minimum wage paid sick leave and parental leave
and health care accountability act not only fierce advocates by our enforcement and making sure that our businesses and contractors with the city, our all of people are getting a fair wage and benefits so my honor to introduce pat mulligan. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, naomi it is the mission of office standards and enforcement to provide enforcements of all local labor laws and approximate protection for all workers and an honor to serve those who support of aggressive and labor protections in the united states and do through the hard work of all the staff there the office of labor improvement i'd like to remind the employers indicating the increased minimum wage throughout san francisco i'd like to add that is also particularly fitting we are celebrating this announced of an
increase in minimum wage throughout san francisco as we lead into the fourth of july depicts day weekends for many workers and modest increase or any increase in their earns represents real and a very well defined dependence have a great weekend thank you . >> (clapping.) >> and okay. and this ended our press conference i have to say the growth and strength of our local economy will prosper so