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secretary. >> okay i want to adjourn this meeting in honor and in memory of excuse me. former members of the department firefighter louis, who was with the department if may 1971 until january 1999 and passed away on july 16, 2016, battalion patrick murphy who was with the department from october 1946 until june 1978 he passed away on august 2nd of this year. >> excuse me - >> and deputy chief james olsen who was with the san francisco fire department from
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june 19th63 through january 1996 and passed away august 4th, 2016. >> this meeting is hereby adjourned in their honor thank >> good evening everyone. thank you so much for taking [inaudible] time for our people that have reached out and [inaudible] we will go ahead and start. we are so excited to have everybody here tonight for our 6th annual mayor's, i am the future scholarship award. thank you all for bheeing here tonight. i want to do a few things before we
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start. i really just want to thank omar and zoe for opening up college track. this is our home and you will help us build and bringing in so many people into the community and making sure they are going on to college and staying in college and graduating and becoming great new citizens in our own city so thank you for opening your home to us, we really appreciate it. i want to give a shout out to all partners. this is not possible with so many partners. san francisco unified school district partners along san francisco education fund and so we are [inaudible] are you in the house somewhere today? kimberley [inaudible] is executive director and incredible partner and help insures the funds that our scholars are receiving gets to every individual college that
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they are attending. we have some new donors this evening and i just want to recognize brown and cauldwell and ch 2 m [inaudible] thank you both for coming and joining us and for your incredible donation. because of them we are able to give out 47 scholarships this evening. [applause] so in addition we have anonymous donors, so these are people the mayor talked a lot about all the work each of our young people are doing to make sure they are getting through college and so we had a couple anonymous donors so want to we want to be there and make sure our young people get through so they also shared. the san francisco puc, jessica and tracy, i know you are both here and just want to say thank you for partnering with us always. we have 47 young people with us
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this evening, each will receive $1,000 to go towards the tuition and we want to just thankmany partners. what the mayor wanted to be able to do is not give individuals scholarships and not have anything else to go forward, but instead we connected with some folks that are also giving them scholarships so we can layer our dollars on to their dollars because it makes it go so much further. i want to thank black student union, [inaudible] latin america teacher association, mason scholars, mason of california, [inaudible] mission economic development agency through the mission promise neighborhood, mission graduate, san francisco alliance of black school educators, the san francisco foster youth, san francisco state university project rebound and association of chinese teachers. please give them a round of applause.
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[applause] there are two really special folks in the house that i have been work wg over the last year, one is a very new partner and that is san francisco state project rebound we giving scholarships to epipooal that are formally incarcerated and decide to make a big leap going into college so we will support two of our college student at san francisco state and so jason, thank you so much for turning us on to project rebound and look forward continuing to support you. they are expanding to 7 campuses this year because their project is so remarkable they are making sure that our folks that come out of our systems come into our colleges and are well supported. i want to give a shout out to arlet smith with foster youth. arlet and i have
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been friends for a long time and talks about her foster youth as if they are her own, which they are. we wanted to make sure many young people that have gone through the foster care system don't get left behind and want to make sure they get supported as well. there are a couple oother folks in the house you should get to know because thee are city leaders who have been really important to the mayor and the mayor relies on them for advise have guidance in the community. derek and ashly are here from mayors office of neighborhood service, theo hope sf. michael [inaudible] he does the workforce part. sandra and jen are here from family counsel and big shout out to florence and john who helped put this toorthd. thank you all very much for that.
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one other shout out and we'll get going. this year out of the 47 student we have, 16 of them are going on to san francisco state university. allison sanders is here on behalf of president less wong and thank you so much for being here this evening. [applause] every one of wrour young people have graduated previously or just this year from san francisco unified school district. here to give a warm welcome and introduce our mayor is vice president of san francisco board of education and resident of bayview hunters point, shamon, walton. >> thank you. first of all, good evening everybody. one, i want to congratulate all of the young people receiving scholarships today. this is a exciting time and was just
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thinking 4 7 of you if all of you gave me half your scholarship money, i can go buy the car we all want and it will be like it is all of ours but i keep it at my house mpt i thank you for your dedication and hard work on being deserving of receiving the scholarship this evening. just going to say 3 quick things, young, never be content with average because it is as close to the bottom as the top. to give more perspective, always remember a c is just as close to a f as it is to a a. a c is just as close to a f as a a so always strive for a's in life for everything you do. remember that. secondly, always focus on persevering and never let anyone tell you you can't do anything and be successful. you should have 124 perseverance of a insect that
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all us may see and know but may not realize how strong they are and how much they persevere and that sh bumblebee rr. the reason i say that is a bumblebee isn't supposed to be able to fly. you go and tell a bumblebee that. you see them flying traev/7 non stop because of weight and their wings they are not suppose today be able to fly and yet they still fly. any time someone says you can't succeed or be successful just remember the bumblebee defying the odds. last, and this is something i always want you to keep at heart is always know where you want to go. whether you set a 3 month goal or 6 goal or year worth of goals, always know where you want to go so you remember the childrens story alice in wonder
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land and alice is talk toog the ches shire cat and they have a exchange and she asks the cat for direction jz the cat says, where do you want to go and she says, i don't know. the cat said, well then it doesn't matter. always know where you want to go because that is the only way you get roadmap to success and where you want to end up with. i have the honor and privilege to introduce the leader of our city and by the way, this is a leader who had to be in charge and had to make strong decisions during challenging time. he is also a leader who spenz the most time that i have seen in bayview hunters point in many years so appreciate him for that. he is also a mayor who focuses on making sure that we are not device v and all work together to get things accomplish. if you look what is happening across the country and even in
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the city, it is very important now that we focus on strategies and working together. he is a leader in affordable housing, he is a leader in reforms needed for our communities to be successful so all of us have equal opportunities and he has been a leader in social justice and equity. i want to thank him one, for his work and leadership through the challenging time. i want to thank him pr being here for the young people all the time including this evening and without further ado, here is our mayor, mayor ed lee. [applause] >> thank you for that introduction shmon and thank you for your wonderful work at the school board. i know that the more people from the community that get on to our elected body will really help and i know the school board is doing well. we are because of
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you and hid ruand all the other school board members and richards leadership we are the best performing urban public school in the state of california so thank you very much for that leadership. [applause] allison, thank you and we are proud of our sf state as well and want to thank omar, thank you for inviting us to this beautiful place and before i begood in , let me share good news with everybody. we just learned that we won the lawsuit filed against the warriors arena so now we'll start building the arena and start moving forward on a wonderful opportunity have this team come back to san francisco as they left a few years ago and played wonderful city of oakland and
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maybe we can win a few championships as well. wanted to share that with you because as i talked about the warriors being success i'm looking at success with our scholar squz very proud. very proud of all you because not only have you done it academically-i went through all your backgrounds and and i know there are a lot of other challenges you had to overcome in order to get into a position where you could succeed even more. i know too that most of you will be the first in your family to attend college and that means a lot of other people in your family will depend upon you to be successful and to kind of paint the way for them to be their success. i am extraordinarily moved by each and ever one of your stories mpt i too was a recipient of a few scholarships
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when i went to college. i don't think i would have been able to attend had schools i was privileged to go to without those scholarships. whether they were at private college or uc berkeley. those scholarships were a huge advantage to not have to work as much and go to school and work half time like a lot of students do to afford the very exeexpensive tuition and living expenses, so i'm glad to be in a position in a city like san francisco and when we talk to people about helping whether they are a engineering firm committed to stoit and san francisco community for many years and if you know anything about [inaudible] hill they are at the heart of a lot of infrastructure work with public utilities commission and have
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been very successful. they will make sure that our pipeline jz water systems and sewer systems are all working and at the same time they are able to see the actual talent of the people they work with in the present and future and see the talent come through and hopefully you will be able to join public utility ue till commission and [inaudible] others who stepped up. we had people that said i want to give the money. i believe in your vision. i know and hear what shamon and [inaudible] are doing at the school board and want these kids to have every opportunity to succeed and don't want any attention just say take this and make sure the right kids get it. they all had one thing in common and that is the only thing i will be speaking to by something i'll ask of each one of our
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scholar awardees tonight and that is real san francisco thing. you know, for me, the door of opportunity was open not by myself. i think i could have been a smart, i could have done a lot of good grades and did all that but that wouldn't have earned the confidence or investment people made. it is also the feeling i know in san francisco we have and that is the support for each other. that, when we have the opportunity door open for us, our obligation of a life time basis is keep that door open for somebody else. all of you will make something of yourselves. i feel that way, you will accomplish your goals, you will have happy families and have your own kids and responsibilities, but also the most important thing is just remember where you came from and how you got there and the
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people helped you that you turn around and you just keep the door open and help somebody else. that is very simple lesson in life but it is so san francisco because what i try to do in running the city is i look at housing developers and look at companies that are investing millions and millions of dollars and i say okay, if we help you establish your business here, i want you to employ local people. warriors, when you build your stadium i want you to have local hire. ucsf, will wh you build a new hospital, i want you to reach out to our programs and get local people hired. tech companies, i want you to fly out with all wrour poky mon stuff, get some of those jobs for our kids and open up making sure we train our kids in the technology and jobs of the future. so, even though you see a lot of success going on,
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there are many of us day too dai day saying, keep the door open for somebody else, support our non profits, support our school district, support our community serving associations. think about communitys always because that will always be the most important thing you could do and when you get a good education and good degree and good reputation, quite frankly that may be your goal, but it doesn't mean a lot-it means 10 times more when you apply that to building a strong community from which you came from. so, i'm about rebuilding all public housing in san francisco because i grew up in public housing and i never want public housing residents to be called public housing residents. i want them to be the citizens and residents of san francisco. that means everybody gets quality housing and we will put
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the entire direction of our economics of our city to make sure that happens. good paying jobs, 21 st century jobs, that is what we want everybody to participate in. that is why we work hard to raise minimum wage and end discrimination squl work hard to erase the barrier jz even if people made mistakes they can't suffer their entire life from those mistakes, they need to recover. recover so we don't end in a place where people can't grow and move forward. that is why the city is so graitand took up the crazy responsibility to mayor of san francisco. who would want tobe mayor of peebals republic of san francisco? there are so many view jz so many things that have to be done but i took up the challenge because i have a lot
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of friends that said they would help make the city great and they are doing so and there is something we can get done as a city if we work together and support each other and make sure we never think about communitys in isolation, we are people that can help each other. tell you a story and it is one i'm proud of because it has to do with my own community. in a few weeks hid ruand i will also add about 16 more scholarships. i had friends in chinatown who were part of these family associations. for years if you know chinatown and it is made up of a lot of different associations. some of these associations were created way back in the 1800's because there were a lot of
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discrimination of chinese so had to form own groups called family association to pull the money together because no one would hire them to do work. they had to borrow money from their own people because the banks wouldn't lend money. they wouldn't let them buy property. sound familiar? didn't happen just to chinies but did happen to chineties. the family associations over many decades helped themselves. when i became the mayor 5 years ago the family association said mayor, will you bless us with your presence? for many decades the family associations gave scholarships to our kids and we are proud of that. chinese, we love education and love our kids to succeed. i said i think that is a good idea but have one condition. they said, what is that because we
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didn't-you are the first chinese america mayor, can you come help announce the scholarships? i said i'm proud you are doing scholarships but also say as the first chinese american mayor i'm proud to do that and also proud if you open up the scholarships. they said, what do you mean. this is a time be agchinese american i can show we support all youth that need scholarships as well. if you were to open up that would be a big message to have other kids not just chinese kids be recipients of the scholarships and now we are in our 4th year where they opened up their scholarships. we have 10 non chinese coming in to be part of the overall scholarships they fund. the
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point being, our communities have the same values, we want the same levels of success for our kids but we are part of a larger community of san francisco and can help each other out. if we just open the doors of opportunity and i'm proud that our chinese community said to me, we would be willing to open that up because now during the scholarships, the fmlies come and have dim sum after the scholarships and they are experiencing each others culture and it is amazing what you can do when you ask people, don't just think of yourselves, but think the larger community. we understand the history of the chinese community. we
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need to bring everybody together. i want to share that with you because these are life experiences that you will all have and i just say that the stronger person will be the one that says i remember how i got to where i am and i will pay it forward and keep that door wide open for other people so other people can experience what we are experiencing about being embraced by your community. final word, it is a scholarship but also want to think-want you to think of it as a investment. you're my investment. i'm investing in you and these days that is a powerful statement. when someone says i invest in you they are looking at the ipo 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 cruz 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
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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.
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[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
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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.
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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
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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
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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 lasa, thurgood marshal high
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school heading to city college of san francisco. heading right here and staying at home. next up will be jerry johnson, mason scholar from abrumam lincoln high school going to san mateo and histsister is here on his behalf. thank you deja. [inaudible] subrina tan graduate of lowell high school going to uc san diego and [inaudible] is here on her
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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]
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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]
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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
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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 recipients! we'll get a couple in the front and do a little
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kneeling action. >> good afternoon, party people. want to welcome you back to san francisco employment retirement system. i hope you are excited to be here, as i am. i'm malia cohen, the newly reelected body. iment to introduce brian stansbury, our new vice president of the body and i like to begin with the pledge of allegiance. please join me in rising and place your right hand over your heart. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible,


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