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so, that is my way of saying thank you to everybody that's involved. when you get everybody together and find all the room for people to have input, you're going to have some great gifts that we give each other. l.r.v.s are just the beginning because after that, m.t.a.'s going to deliver a lot of other things for the city, including a new central subway very soon. thank you, m.t.a. congratulations. [applause] >> thank you, mr. mayor. it is not just on time, it is ahead of time. so, we're trying to exceed expectation with this procurement. and speaking of exceeding expectations, we're extremely fortunate here in san francisco to have such great representation in sacramento and generally speaking to have such a strong and progressive state legislature and governor in california. this here in particular was really an extraordinarily productive one for the legislature and the governor in
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terms of transportation. two bills were passed and signed by the governor that will allow people in the region to vote for increased bridge tolls, to better fund transit in the region as well as potential increased sales tax across the three counties to provide cal trains for the first time with a dedicated source of revenue and even more significant, senate bill 1. again, like this rail car, a onces in a generation kind of change in the way we fund transportation in san francisco and in california. none of which would have been possible without the strength of our delegation, our elected representatives to the state legislature. and particularly in making sure, not just that these bills got put together and got through the legislature and the governor, but to make sure that they reflected the needs of places like san francisco. so, very pleased to be joined by one of our members, i guess the most senior member of our
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state delegation. join me in welcoming assembly member phil ting. [applause] >> thank you, ed. let me just begin to thank ed and the entire m.t.a. team for doing the fabulous job that you do. i know it's a very hard job, a very challenging job. every day you're touching hundreds of thousands of members of the public but you are doing really god's work in this city. ed was totally right when he started by saying that we are growing as a city. we're trying to add more people in san francisco and have more people work in san francisco, live in san francisco. but that is only going to work if muni works. it is only going to work if we can connect bike lanes and pedestrian walkways into muni so people can get to and from work. that wouldn't happen without ed's leadership or the mayor's leadership or supervisor breed's leadership.
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it is an honor to represent san francisco at the state legislature. ed was totally right. we had an amazing year. we're rolling out sp-1 to pave our roads and fix our roads. but we demanded--our delegation demanded that a chunk of that money go to transit. when it started out, it was all about just paving roads and fixing pot holes and we said hey, that is not going to work for san francisco. we need to make sure that there are resources into transit to help and make sure that people can use rail cars to get that along. the other piece of passing cap and trade. people say what is cap and trade? cap and trade is a simple idea. it says that, hey, if you're a companies that polluting the air, the air is not just something that you can put pollution in, that that is something that is going to cost us to mitigate, require citis to make the air cleaner. one of ways we make the air cleaner is funding transis sit programs. so, this grant of $45 million
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came out of inner city rail program and that is a competitive program. it is a program that the m.t.a. team had to compete against other jurisdictions and the fact that they were able to win the grant shows how compelling what we're doing here in san francisco and how important it is to moving people, not just here locally but really in our region. so, we want to be doing more of that. i am so honored to be representing san francisco in the legislature. we see what's happeninging in washington that very little is getting done. the exact opposite is happening in san francisco. every day we're trying to make a difference on transit, on housing. ed mentioned the ballot measure. we hope to bring to people next june to raise tolls which i know are never popular. but that is going to pay for $5 billion worth of projects. that is going to help bring high-speed rail into the cal train station, into the downtown station right there. it is going to be a huge winch it is going to be more money
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for muni in that particular project. so, again, that's where this money come fr.s it comes from the voters. it comes from your will to decide to say, hey, we're going to be transit first. we won't be transit first when we feel like it but when we go to the ballot box and vote for that, it requires your requirement. again, thank you for working with us to make this a huge victory for all of us and look forward to keep working to make this really as transit first a city as we can. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, assembly member ting. there are other elected officials that are represented here. danielle chen u.s. director for our senator. and a district representive for senator scott weaner and genesis ga si i can't, a district director for david chu. [applause] thank you for being here, very much. i can tell you all three of
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them obviously are -- those electeds are from san francisco and particularly for david chu and scott weaner when they were on the board of supervisors, very strong advocates for transit and muni and they've take than advocacy to sacramento, which we're benefiting from along with the leadership of assembly member ting. but the board of supervisors has retained strong championship for muni, for transit in san francisco and we're very lucky to have a president of the board of supervisors who represents an area just really immediately to the north of here that is one of the more transit-dependent, more transit-using areas of the city. very low levels of car ownership. very high levels of transit usage. so, when we were bringing what would be somewhat of a daunting prospect to the board of supervise source and $1.2 billion procurement, at the time the largest light rail
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vehicle procurement in united states history, we had the support led by the president of the board of supervisors who was so eager for these trains to be here. she joined me and the mayor and john halle and a trip to sca. toe earlier in the year to make sure these cars were getting done and to make sure that the first one would be running on the adjuda line. please welcome the president of the board of supervisors. [applause] >> thank you. i kind of had to threaten ed riskin to get these in juda trains, these new trains running. but in all honesty, i just really want to say i appreciate the m.t.a. for working so hard on making sure that we pushed this city forward. this is a once in a generation purchase. to have these incredible new trains ready to be used, ready to be driven by the over 300
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drivers that we've hired in the past couple of years. this is what's going to change, what happens with our public transportation system in the city and county of san francisco. as someone who grew up here, and dependent on muni for so many years of my life, just watching the transformation, watching muni become more efficient and looking towards a future, rather than doing what we need to do to repair old trains that we know are past their useful lifetime, we have these new trains that are bigger, that are better, that are stronger than ever, that are going to take us into the next century. i'm excited about this opportunity. i know the riders are excited about this opportunity. these trains are not only new and they will smell a lot better than the existing trains -- [laughter] but more importantly, they will be able to accommodate more people and they will be quieter because they're lighter than
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the existing trains. so many of you who live in the neighborhood where these trains travel, you will not hear as much noise. these are the things that we have done. they are better for the environment. they have a different seat configuration so they could accommodate more people. so the work we put in to making sure that we got this thing right was so important the community played a part in giving us suggestions. those suggestion, years later, are finally playing themselves out through trains which will be running on this line and there are more to come. we will be replacing the entire fleet. we have drivers that have been trained and ready to go. so i'm just anxious to get these things on the road so that we can have a more efficient system and i can get less complaints from my constituents about muni and its timeliness. thank you to the drivers. thank you to the m.t.a. team, thank you to all of those who have worked on this contract.
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thank you to siemens for just working with the city and being patient with us. thank you to the mayor for his leadership on transportation issues. thank you to phil ting for always bringing home the bacon. we have got to do a better job in improving our transportation system and today we demonstrate that this is a start. we're not done. we'll keep moving muni forward. thank you so much for being here today. [applause] >> thank you, president breed. it is great to have that passion leading our board of supervise source and supporting transit in san francisco. so i had mentioned, as did the mayor and the assembly member and the president that the growth in san francisco is part of what we need to accommodate on sustainable modes in the highest capacity sustainable mode of transportation we have in san francisco is our light rail system. and so one of the first impetuses for this rail car expansion, and then eventual replacement, was the central
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subway project that the mayor mentioned. an expansion of light rail service from visitation valley up through bayview, dog patch, mission bay and into the heart of the city in chinatown. one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the united states. so, this expansion we got as a part of a deal we made with the federal government. and the federal government entered into -- we entered into a grand agreement to the town of $982 million i think at the time. anyway, the biggest federal grant san francisco had ever received and as part of the deal, they say we'll give you that money to build the subway, but you need to start expanding your light rail service. so these first 24 cars are partly funded by the central subway project, but also a requirement that we had to meet in order as part of our obligations and the requirement was that we would have these cars in service by the time the central subway was done. and as i said, we're ahead of schedule.
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we'll have these first 24 cars ahead in service well in advance of the central subway opening and all that was made possible and driven by the leadership at the united states department of transportation and particularly the federal transit administration, federal transit administration is the one that oversees the grant programs that authorized and supported our grant for the central subway as well as this procurement. they will be funding in part, we expect, a large part of the replacement of the existing fleet. so, it is a partnership that we absolutely couldn't do without. one that we value significantly. and it's been led here in san francisco and the western united states for many, many years very well and ably by the regional administrator of the f.t.a. please join me in welcominging leslie rogers. [applause] >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. as i was standing back there, i
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was mindful that we usually refer to everything as being all about location, location, location. but today i think it is really about timing, timing, timing. thank god that ed fortuitously planned this event for today rather than yesterday. but on behalf of the federal transit administration, i'm especially pleased to join you all here today. as ed mentioned, when we signed the full funding grant agreement for central subway, and it recognized the need for improvements to address and expanding and dynamic city, we also committed muni to addressing its state of good repair needs. and as we go about systems' expansion, this -- these light rail vehicles represent that effort to indierdre men ish and address our capsule investment needs.
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congratulationss to muni. i sat down trying to calculate how much we really might be invested in this project. and i think i just will conclude to say it is multimillions of dollars. again, we're pleased to join you here today. as a resident of san francisco and a daily muni rider, i can tell you how very much i'm looking forward to the roll out of these vehicles. and i will conclude with two words -- let's roll. [applause] >> thank you, leslie. thank you for your many, many years of greater leadership and support of transportation in the western region and whole western part of the united states. at the federal level, that support was critical and likewise at the state. assembly member ting made reference to the cap and trade program.
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$86 million of cap and trade funds in this curement. we will be submitting our application in the coming weeks for the next round of funding for which we hope to be as equally competitive and successful and a lot of that, the existence of that program, the focus of that program on transportation, recognizing the linkage between air quality and transportation has been from the leadership of the california state transportation agency, secretary brian kelly who was appointed by governor brown to lead that agency and really to bring the cap and trade program as well as many other programs, supportive of good transportation in california into being. so, we're pleased to be joined by deputy secretary of transportation, kate white. she herself is from san francisco so she gets it not only at a policy level from sacramento, but as somebody who rides muni herself. please join me in welcoming deputy secretary kate white. [applause]
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>> good morning, san francisco! it is absolutely wonderful to be here today. thank you very much to everyone for the invitation. love to be home. have a chance to come home for this wonderful occasion. and i wanted to give greetings from secretary brian kelly and the secretary's office in sacramento. and i am very pleased to be here to celebrate one of the very first california climate investments out of our cap and trade program. i recently heard a quote that the future happens first in san francisco. and the state, we are thrilled to be investing in that future. both climate investments and as several speakers mentioned also recently passed senate bill 1, the transportation funding package, provides a great new opportunity to invest more
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seriously than a new generation in transit and rail across california. so, please -- thank you and i wanted to welcome the new train car here to san francisco and see it as part of the future of decarbonizing, creating a major sustainable, resilient future. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, kate. so, there's federal support. there's state support. and, of course, the local support is crucial. our county transportation authority under the leadership of executive director tilly chang, its chair aaron peskin and vice chair tang have been critical to putting together the planning and funding so we can do things like get the central subway done, get this largest ever light rail procurement done so we're very pleased to be joined by our great partner, deputy director of the county transportation
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authority, maria lombardo. [applause] >> hello. i'm very pleased to be here. on behalf of our chair aaron peskin i want to issue a congratulations on the entire mmta for reaching another milestone ahead of schedule. let's keep that up. as has been said before, i really have to recognize that making an investment of this significance is a team effort and we are so fortunate to have a wonderful set of team players from the federal level, the state level, mary lee, the board of supervisors, the m.t.a. and so on. i want to add to that team, though, a very important group. which is san francisco residents and voters. [applause] yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, rights? thanks to their foresight back in 1989, we authorized the first half cent transportation sales tax for san francisco, which was reauthorized in 2003.
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under the direction of the transportation authority board, we allocated $131 million to this base procurement contract with siemens for the l.r.v.s. that was the largest single grant we have ever made from the sales tax program. and it is very fitting that that was the grant. because there is no single investment we can make that immediately touches so many people, makes transit ridership safer, more reliable and heck of a lot more fun. so, we're very proud and we have more sales tax dollars in line for the next options to expand our fleet even further. i just want to say that we need this team to stay together because we're looking forward to securing additional regional measures three. that's senate bill 1 funds, cap and trade funds and local new revenue measures to expand the fleet and upgrade the facilities so we can keep these running perfectly through the end of their useful life. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, pa -- maria for
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reminding us of the voters and their foresight and making the difficult decisions that we ask of them that will impact their pocketbooks and wallets. there will be possibly and likely many such occasions coming up in 2018. we need to do our job to continue to educate our own voters so that the next generation of us standing here can look back on 2018 and 2020 for insightful good voting. the first vote that had to take place in order to advance this project, again, maybe i'm repeating myself. but the largest ever light rail vehicle procurement in the united states history, the first vote to move that forward was put before the sfmta board of directors and i was a big
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ask that we were making of them. and they came through. and i want to acknowledge the leadership of our chair k cheryl brinkman, our vice chair malcolm heineke who is a regular rider of the system. i know the daily feedback that i get when things aren't quite as they should be and those incidents will become less and less as more and more of the new trains come into service. we're joined today by one of our directors and would like to welcome another one of our directors to come forward on behalf of the board. [applause] >> good morning, everyone. if there was ever a day to wear a bow tie, today is that day as a director. i couldn't be more proud and pleased to welcome these trains on to our streets. you know, the most exciting thing about it as a daily and judo rider, i'm awakened every day at about 5:30 in the morning by the sound of these
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trains going by my apartment so to hear that they will be lighter is going to be welcomed. most importantly, though, i think we're all just trying to get to work. we're all just trying to get to school. reliably and in a time we can predict and move at the speed of commerce. and to really grow the economic vitality of this city. and these trains, the reliability of them in addition to the new great train smell that i'm so excited to experience, they are going to provide the reliability that so many of us depend on. if you are not a regular transit rider, you depend on these trains to keep our streets clear and moving. if we can just get those double parkers out of the way of the new trains, they'll move a lot faster as well. and we're working on that, too. i'm also really excited about the potential for the new capacity. these trains. i get on in the sunset and by the time we get to tend,
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there's not enough to let people on. we will be able to squeeze a lot more folks on there and there will be a whole lot less people on there told oh, there's a train right behind you. right? and so looking forward to that. and seeing, again, us being able to deliver a reliable service that san franciscans can depend on. this wouldn't have happened without the leadership t great leadership of everyone that's been mentioned so far. i'm not going to repeat all the names because there is a lot of other people to mention. we've got our former chair of the m.t.a., mr. tom nolan, back here joining us. couldn't keep him away from this event. 12 years of leadership on the board of directors. it is too bad senator scott weiner couldn't be here because he was such a wind in the sail of getting transportation victories and we need that kind of leadership for these hard fights. i really want to re-emphasize the vision of this city and the residents of this city. we truly are a world-class city.
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if that is not a testament to it, i don't know what is. so, thank you all for the vision of implementing this service and let's get this train on the road. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, ed . i didn't see the former chair here. now he is the former chair. i don't have to acknowledge him because he is not my boss anymore. [laughter] but i do want to give a special shout-out to tom nolan. under his leadership of the board that we brought forward the central subway and brought forward this procurement and we would not be here but for not his leadership. thank you for that. [applause] and so with all of the fire power that you've heard from represented here that put together the money, that put together the leadership, that authorized and approved all of this to happen, someone actually had to do the work. and that is where some might say the part really begins. somebody had to execute on this promise that we made to our
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funders, to our policymakers, most importantly to our rider and to the public. the person who is at the tip of the spear for our agency, but even coordinating beyond our agency, with the fire department, police department, the mayor's office on disabilities, the rest of the city family is our transit director who's made this project a passion of his for the last few years. and in terms of timing, as i mentioned in terms of being ahead of schedule, the process to get to where we are today typically would be on the order of four or five years. because of john halle's leadership. we're here closer to three years. please join me in welcoming our director of transit, john halle. [applause] >> uh -- excuse me. thank you, ed. good morning, everyone. let me start by making an official announcement. this is, in fact, the title to
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this car so the city of san francisco now has an extra asset to add to its inventory. the good news is president breed, it has that new car smell. [laughter] so let me again thank everyone. but most importantly, as ed mentioned, this is a complex endeavor in a very complex system. i think we were able to assemble a group of people who -- where others may have found problems together with our partners from siemens and all the help from the transit team and people throughout the agency, this group really solved problems and that got us to where we are today in the time that we are. i do want to first make a special shout-out because this
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process was closely watched and monitored throughout the -- you may remember the first car arrived friday, january 13th. so in the last nine months, we've been closely monitored by the cpuc who's been our oversight agency, who's been available and taken rides with us, who's really helped to make a very cumbersome process easier understand and help us work through problems. also want to note our own system safety folks. i can see them, who worked with us to get not only the documentation done, but to make sure that everything that you are going to see is the safest and most reliable car we can provide. let me start, again, by saying when we started this process a few years back, it seems like we can break it into segments. it has been the three years has been on the one hand very fast
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moving and, on the other hand, recognizing the need to provide safer and more reliable transportation. let me first acknowledge two people, trents wynne. [applause] who put -- who put together this complex anxietier, built the team and got us off to the right start. mike ellis who cap add glorious mechanical career. excuse me can. here at the sfmta and is principally responsible for applying all the bad thing, all the lessons learned from the boeing cars to our new cars. and when the cars arrived, we needed an implementation team. [train noise] i wanted to acknowledge janet gallegos who got us home as the project manager. [applause]
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she worked tirely wes her team. mike moda, who has been our chief engineer. [applause] and has worked with siemens to solve countless technical problems. it is not easy to design a complex vehicle and drop it in our system. but we were able to identify and address any concerns and issues. doug lee, are you somewhere? and this was a group, and finally on the kind of full-time dedicated team, i want to acknowledge manny enriques. [applause] manny is somewhere here. for the last nine mo*fnzes he has been out overnight, virtually every night five, six, sometimes seven nights a week to help us hit this deadline. and he's probably inside because i realize at this point he is no longer used to sunlight. so -- [laughter] i'm sure he is glad that we will be getting these trains in service. but congratulations to all of them. and finally i do want to
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recognize some of the other people who contributed a lot of their time while they continued to do their daily responsibilities. scott broder. i see lisa wallton from i.t. who's worked with us in resolving system problems. terry fahey with the track crew. part of what was done was constant adjustment to fit a highly technical vehicle on to our system which has to accommodate b.c.c.s and brada cars. not an easy test. maintenance. kept the system going while we drained a lot of key staff to work on the l.r.v.4. so, it is for me an honest and straight forward sincere thank you. job well done. one down and 267 to go.
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[applause] >> thank you, john. again, a lot of folks to acknowledge. but our finance folks, our legal team, our procurement folks, our materials folks, other agencies, a lot of folks coming together to make something like this happen. we did go through a rigorous, competitive process to select the company that would build these cars and we were happy that what came out of that with siemens in part because of they're based right here in california. once we were through the competitive process, we really joined with them in partnership, worked as an integrative team to get these cars here. we're proud that they're designed and built right here in california. and, you know, back to the schedule point, we're at a state now where they want to continue to advance the schedule and essentially they are ready to send cars here as fast as we can take them and pay for them. so, that is a good challenge
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for us to have. and that is thanks to the leadership of the president of siemens, please join me in welcominging michael cajo. [applause] >> thank you, ed. thank you, everybody, for helping us celebrate what's a great day. for puting this first car into a world-class city and we hope it willable a world-class car to go with it. we build light rail cars for cities across the nation but there is something very, very special putting a car in the city of san francisco. not only because it is such a great city, but also because we learn a lot in -- working with a team like john halle's team, including all the people he mentioned, even though we've been doing this for 30 years we learned an awful lot about how to do things right. we're contributing to the supervisor's sleeping time by making them quieter, which we hope will work and also the new car smell.
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the result of the car that you see here is the result of a lot of peoples' work including the teams, and i have to give a shout-out to our team that -- the project team here and his staff that worked tirelessly on this. as john said, it wasn't just a -- it wasn't just a single day. it is a seven day a week effort. but what most impressed me about this project was working with the m.t.a., with the sfmta. it truly is a partnership and thanks to the leadership of john halle and ed riskif and thank you to all the people who worked on this. we have 1200 people who contributed to building these cars in sacramento and it is really a great day for us. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, michael. i don't know if you iting ka it, but president breed said these trains are meant to last us into the next century. i think about 85 years of
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useful life out of these. the stakes are high here. so, unlike this procurement, this event is running a little behind schedule but we do want to ask your indulgence for one more minute and i want to ask the mayor and the daughter of larry martin, iris lopez, to come forward for a special commemoration that we're doing in honor of larry martin. iris's father, who was a great leader, community leader in the city. a great labor leader in the city. the mayor mentioned the importance of labor. they are the ones that do all the work. they are the ones who informed the design of this vehicle, who operate, maintain the existing vehicles, who provide all the background work in order to make muni run every day. muni was very lucky to have larry martin join as an employee back in 1966. rose quickly through the ranks of union leadership to become president of the local here and then international vice
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president for the transport workers' union, served in a number of capacity on different boards and commissions in the city and really play an outsized role in the leadership of the city. always representing labor, always representing working people of the city and so it is with that in mind that we dedicate this first rail car, and this was the mayor's idea, so i want to make sure he gets the credit for this, dedicate this first rail car to his memory so we want to ask the mayor and larry's daughter to unveil a replica of the plaque that will honor larry martin as we put this first new car into service. >> ready? >> ready. >> all right! [applause] >> do you want to say anything? >> so, we have new rail cars! new seats!
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new diagnostic systems! >> all right! >> new smells! but we not ever forget the people that run this whole system. and i'm honored to be with iris because her father was someone who i first worked for at my very first job. he was the president of the human rights commission when i his first director. he then served over five mayors before he ultimately retired and i had the privilege of appointing him to his last commission so he could have fun. that was the recreation and park commission and you should have seen larry at those 49er games at candlestick, having great fun and bringing his family with him. i want to also say i honor the people who work the system every day. because when i first met larry, i used to kind of complain as a new employee of the city. why i was faced with so many people who had pretty sharp
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opinions and would sometimes curse sometimes threaten. sometimes do all the things that sometimes the public in their most emotional states will do. and so he as the president of the transport worker union said, mr. lee, let me tell you what my day was like. and we would talk about people who were spat on and cursed on and they were just trying to smile and get people to work and to school. so i had nothing to complain about after those sessions. we shared our stories about civic employees, about our standard of being the greatest and the best publicker is vans in the worst type of situations sometimes. that is my way of saying thank you to t.w.u., the teamsters who work on the mechanics every day and repair all the labor unions but mostly to take this opportunity to thank iris and her family for supporting and giving us a great leader in larry martin. iris? [applause]
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>> i just want to say thank you to everyone who was behind the dedication. my dad was a very strong force to be reckoned with, especially with his labor leadership and he loved the county and city of san francisco and he would just be very proud to be here today and i'm so pleased and thrilled. thank you, everyone. [applause] >> ok. he was here today in spirit and now we'll cut the ribbon and then, as leslie said, then we're going to roll. folks here can line up. >> five, four, three, two, one! [cheering] [applause] >> let's roll.
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>> whew! [bell ringin coffee. >> how many agencies does that take in order to convert a parking lot into affordable housing in the middle of the tenderloin? well no longer 7, of course, tndc
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of course, the mayor's office of housing, of course, the incredible financing organizations that came through the department of hud enterprise came in indicating to construction their compressed be contracted so all the agencies came together with tndc working with the community making sure at least one and 13 unit get built all accountable jobs are another stake and certificate of preference and having the schools and community they're all at stack if we can't get in housing built i'm here to thank everybody for putting this together and making sure wear on our way to do more housing that by the need and build the kind of housing housing for everyone but in particular the hardest thing to build 100 percent - even if a parking lot so many
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fencing mechanisms to meet the champion >> (clapping.) >> sew mr. mayor i think what is really special about this project the fact over 60 percent will think two bedrooms and three bedrooms apartment we know there a sdaerth of family housing no inform has an incredible impact on the economy and, of course, on the communities if you can't have families that work here afford to live in the city they living live and work we have much, much more to do across the country to make sure we're housing the middle-income and working-class this supplement will help to solve the problem thank you for making that neighborhood healthy and congratulations to tndc for the groundbreaking th
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watching. >> ever wonder about programs the city is working on to make san francisco the best place to live and work we bring shine won our city department and the people making them happy what happened next sf oh, san francisco known for it's looks at and history and beauty this place arts has it all but it's city government is pretty unique in fact, san francisco city departments are filled with truly initiative programming that turns this way our goal is to create programs that are easily digestable and
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easy to follow so that our resident can participate in healing the planet with the new take dial initiative they're getting close to zero waste we 2020 and today san francisco is diverting land filled and while those numbers are imperfect not enough. >> we're sending over 4 hundred thousand tons of waste to the landfill and over the 4 hundred tons 10 thousands are textile and unwanted listen ones doesn't have to be find in the trash. >> i could has are the ones creating the partnerships with the rail kwloth stores putting an in store collection box near
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the checks stand so customers can bring their used clothes to the store and deposit off. >> textile will be accessible in buildings thought the city and we have goodwill a grant for them to design a textile box especially for families. >> goodwill the well-known store has been making great strides. >> we grateful to give the items to goodwill it comes from us selling those items in our stores with you that process helps to divert things it from local landfills if the san francisco area. >> and the textile box will take it one step further helping 1230 get to zero waste.
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>> it brings the donation opportunity to the donor making that as convenient as possible it is one of the solutions to make sure we're capturing all the value in the textiles. >> with the help of good will and other businesses san francisco will eliminate 39 millions tons of landfill next year and 70 is confident our acts can and will make a great difference. >> we believe that government matters and cities matter what we side in san francisco, california serve as a model phenomenal in our the rest of the country by the world. >> whether you do not to goodwill those unwanted text told us or are sufficient value and the greater community will benefit. >> thanks to sf environment san
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northwest surrounded by the san francisco bay the district is the boosting chinatown oar embarcadero financial district fisherman's wharf exhibit no. north beach telegraph hill and part of union square. >> all of san francisco districts are remarkable i'm honored and delighted to represent really whereas with an the most intact district got chinatown, north beach fisherman's wharf russian hill and knob hill and the northwest waterfront some of the most wealthier and inning e impoverished people in san francisco obgyn siding it is ethically exists a bunch of tight-knit neighborhoods people know he each other by name a
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wonderful placed physically and socially to be all of the neighborhoods north beach and chinatown the i try to be out in the community as much as and i think, being a the cafe eating at the neighborhood lunch place people come up and talk to you, you never have time alone but really it is fun hi, i'm one the owners and is ceo of cafe trespassing in north beach many people refer to cafe trees as a the living room of north beach most of the clients are local and living up the hill come and meet with each other just the way the united states been since 1956 opposed by the grandfather a big people person people had people coming since the day we opened. >> it is of is first place on
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the west that that exposito 6 years ago but anyone was doing that starbuck's exists and it created a really welcoming pot. it is truly a legacy business but more importantly it really at the take care of their community my father from it was formally italy a fisherman and that town very rich in culture and music was a big part of it guitars and sank and combart in the evening that tradition they brought this to the cafe so many characters around here everything has incredible stories by famous folks last week the cafe that paul carr tennessee take care from the jefferson starship hung out the cafe are the famous poet
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lawrence william getty and jack herb man go hung out. >> they work worked at a play with the god fathers and photos he had his typewriter i wish i were here back there it there's a lot of moving parts the meeting spot rich in culture and artists and musicians epic people would talk with you and you'd get as a society we've basically failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address
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the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually
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eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity foundation i ran into my friend we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday
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they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been here about a year. >> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the
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experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and
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burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient what good is showing you them something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the
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food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook. >> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people that are very young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and
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their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country so our goal to 257bd or expand out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in
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the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out figure out and find the future for
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at this time you have a quorum, i would like to call roll. larry bush. robert carlson, kristin chu, kevin hughes, brian larkin, brenda kwee mcnulty, alexander tonisson. item two, opportunity for the public to comment on any matters within the committee's jurisdiction not on the agenda. seeing none, item three, approval with possible modification of the minutes of the september 18th, 2017, meeting. >> our esteemed lea i


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