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them. they've been here through all this. and i want you to know all the nice things you said, my mother never heard. she's only going to hear that i'm mean [laughter]. and i can only imagine what we will be discussing. thank you, supervisor fewer. but i want to present some flowers to my mother. she is just incredible. and i love her. i don't know. it can happen. and please just recognize this woman. she is so thoughtful and has given so much of herself. [applause] my mother. and always right behindmy mother is my strong sturdy father. go ahead, dad. [laughter] strong sturdy father. good praying father that has always been the head of our
house. so i'm grateful for what they have done more myself and my sisters. you all know i have four younger sisters and they have been with us, my parents, every step of the way. gymnastics, recital, track tournaments, ballet, tap, you name it. they've been just a courageous team. they've done a tremendous job. they're great role models and i want to recognize my husband. he was here earlier this afternoon for a reception. you all know none of this is possible without a committed partner and loving spouse. and warren doesn't get thanked enough, but he's been a rock, sometimes during tumultuous times and i could thank you many of you for those tumultuous, trying times. we sit around here, having a nice time, but let's be honest, it's been a joyful pain. i'm so proud of what we've accomplished. we are putting -- san francisco has been on the mark, but we're
continually doing our best and bettering ourselves. with that i want to say thank you to the ancestors who have brought us to where we are. i want to recognize the ancestors, yes. i want to recognize those that have started this journey with me. first you mentioned sharon hewitt, she is on my list. ed lee, doris pack, ward, willie, there are many people who shoulders i stand on and want to recognize. i want to recognize all of the people who have had impact on my experience. and my growth as servant. i think one of the most valuable lessons i've learned is how to disagree without being disagreeable. sandy fewer may say i have more lessons to learn, and perhaps i do, sandy. but when i make a mistake, you know i will correct and apologize for it.
those are important quality to have when you think about leadership qualities. and i just want to say, i don't always have the answers, although i think i do, every now and then, you all have shown me, some of you agree -- gleefully, the error of my ways. supervisor yee, you taught me how to be humble. i'm still learning, but i want to say thank you, because i think you are the embodiment of a beautiful humble being that is very, very thoughtful. and very smart. and i'm grateful for the community that i served and hopefully, it will, thankfully, continue to serve. you saw some of them in committee. you've seen them on various issues. we've passed incredible landmark legislation today with the african-american arts and culture historic district. that is a very big deal. people are celebrating on
facebook right now. i want to say thank you. department heads and the staff and the clerk and her staff. you have been tremendous in growing us up. you're like the keepers of knowledge. there is institutional knowledge that gets passed on through department heads and staffers. and i want to recognize you for your hard work. those late nights you're here with us. at this moment i want to recognize linda wong who has grown and matured with the rest of us here at the board of supervisors. i remember when she came to the board, i think she was clerking rules. i was on rules, not happy and i shared my unhappiness with angela. and now, look, she's beautiful. she's like a beautiful butterfulbutte butterfulbutterfl butterfly. linda, i don't know if you're here or listening, but thank you. lisa, we acknowledged you already on the board, but i want
to speak to your diligence. this chamber is in fantastic hands. you stepped up and stepped in for angela when she was on jury duty. serving her city on a -- i forget, it was a murder trial? something, are anyway. angela, this is the keeper of knowledge, wisdom and decorum and style. and she has taught me how to control my voice. and how you can draw people in with a low tone and a certain level of seriousness. and, angela, you should know we make fun of you in my office about it, but we do it out of love. and these are valuable lessons to learn, the power of our voices. it's not about yelling, hooping, hollering and yelling. sometimes it's just about being
still and quiet. and being listening. and supervisor tang, you also have a command performance in this area. being able to be measured and you never get off your center. and that is also a lesson i'm working on. i want to recognize the cbo, the nonprofit partners. it's a love-hate relationship. i'm sure you can all agree. they make us and break us sometimes. and it's just a delightful to serve san francisco. one thing we all have in common is the desire to ensure that our city is serving everyone and i want to acknowledge those partners. i want to recognize jon givner, who has been outstanding. i have a little something for you. it's under $25, thank you, supervisor tang. jon givner, a little something
to lift your spirits. thank you, you've given me great advice. in the event i have disagreed with the advice you've given me, i have found advice somewhere else and you have not held it against me. thank you. your phenomenal city attorney and although ben is not here, harvey, those two gentlemen are also institutions that have served san francisco for a long time. i think ben said 25 years, 20 years, a very long time. started as a young, young man, now he's just a young man. and harvey rose. i love this man. he is so funny and witty and charming and i love the fact that when it comes to controversial issues it's always a policy matter for the board decide. one thing that i can always, always count on is that he will give you real information. he will do the work. he will find the numbers. and he will present them in a very fair and balanced way.
as a budget legislative analyst, you could not ask for something more. colleagues that are going to be staying on in this body cherish harvey as well as severin. the entire team. they're a very important jewel that we have at our disposal. i want to recognize the budget director kelly and melissa, who i've had the opportunity to serve with. i enjoyed working and most importantly learning about the budget. i'm grateful. i want to recognize the legislative aides that have been fun and exciting to make fun of. and also fun and exciting to laugh with and sometimes cry when things don't go our way in the chamber. jason, nickie, andres, k.k. you all have provided a great service to san francisco and
it's really a difficult space that you occupy. and of course, i would remiss if we did not recognize our beloved ed lee. oh, man, what a man. what a gem. i'm so sad he's not here to see us today. because he certainly has had a hand on my life in helping me mature into a good person. and with that, i think i will also say mayor breed has had a wonderful impact on my life. a sister and a friend, and i'm delighted to seeing her serve as the mayor of our city. i want to recognize and uplift the city administrator, who sometimes we give a lot of voice and acknowledgment to, but really don't appreciate how hard her job is, and how many employees she manages and the vast -- she's an omni presence in san francisco. if it's not the mayor or the
board of supervisors, it's the city administrator. naomi, doan in your listening -- i don't know if you're listening, but thank you. the public finance team, thank you for your work and leadership and helping us to steady this $11 billion budget which is might add is growing. it is growing. i look forward to observing the fight in january and february on the dollars. i hope "the chronicle" will report fairly and balanced so i can get a good level of understanding. i hope the "examiner" will be fair and balanced as well. between the two we should get the truth. i want to recognize the chiefs. fire chief and police chief. we've had tumultuous times. i think chief scott is doing a fantastic job. i haven't eaten all day. my apologies. i love you, chief. where is the camera?
i want to say thank you to the teams that have done a good job, but you talk about the reform. it's nothing if no one is there to implement. if there is no one that believes with you. this is a chief that brought down officer involved shootings, our homicide level and keeping it low. thank you to the department of police accountability. it was a figment of my imagination that manifested. to his staff and to the police commissioners that i put my heart and soul in. i was adjunct member of the rules committee. you're welcome, asha. you are welcome. and i hope you paid attention on how to ask questions. we have a lot of lawyers on this body, but sometimes we have to pull back and get to the nitty gritty to get to the crux of what we're trying to solve here. if we want to keep reform in the
front of mind, we have to have people in all stations and levels. i want to recognize our sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, making sure everything is safe. i always joke, if something goes down, come get me first. but we celebrated 40 years of harvey milk. we celebrated the memory dan white and muss coney. and i want to say those safety concerns that were prevalent 40 years ago i think are more relevant today. and we need to do a better job protect the safety of this building and the people that are coming here. whether they're coming to get married or testify. we need to step up when it comes to the safety of our building, i hope sheriff hennessey is listening. i'll be writing you a letter, but i want to highlight this is
the beautiful building and make sure it is with standing any future, god forbid, attacks. i want to call out a couple of department heads i've worked with closely for the last eight years. the planning department. i think supervisor kim and i have shouldered a lot when it comes to the growth and development of san francisco between district 5 and 6 and 10. we rival on who has the most. and i'm proud of what we have done. i think we have set a new standard. we can still talk about and debate the parking minimums later for another day, but for the most part, we've done a fantastic job. i want to uplift john ram and the planning commission and the staff that come in here and defend their positions. and i want to recognize ed riskin, who i love to spar with. he is so much fun. he is the quintessential balance
of heart and policy. i mean, he believes with his heart of hearts we're transit first city and i believe we have more work that needs to be done in that area, but we agree to work together to implement policies that are fair across the entire city. so, ed riskin, it's a pleasure to serve with you. marie, so many people at dcyf. phil ginsburg, i love to get into a fight with that man, because he is good. i want him to have my back. and it's also interesting when edisagree, you remember the video, that phil and i, he was trying to get a vote, i was like, no. go back, it's very funny. but, phil, i want you to know you and your team has done a phenomenal job with parks and open space. supervisor kim's district has
the least amount and my district was a close second. we're correcting that. public works, thank you. mohamm mohammed and his team have kept the city working 24-7. and i am grateful for his vision, his tenacity and most importantly his unparalleled commitment to making sure that every corner of this city is clean. and that is one department head that you can send a picture, take it to him and give him an intersection and you know his team will be deployed. and within the hour, the mess will be cleaned up. supervisor peskin mentioned the importance of staff. i have to take time to acknowledge an incredible staff. meagan, john, andre, yoyo,
brittney. sophia and last but not list iowena. you ladies and mellouli have been incredible. and john. you guys have been incredible. you have propped me up. you have given me talking points. and you've given me talking point i have not read. i want to say thank you. you have made working in this building fun. and sometimes you've made it painful, too, but i have loved every minute of it. we have accomplished so much. the legislation, like, we really left our fingerprints on san francisco. i get accolades for it. of course i take the heat for it, too, but the work, the work is done by the folks that stand with me not behind me, not in front of me. but they're standing with me. you know it's real love when you
take a hit and your team is mad. ready to throw down. i had to call them off on you, supervisor kim. they were ready to come for you after basin. i want to warn you. they were ready to come for you. mandelman, you, too. you threw a surprise punch in there, too, that caught us off guard. but i love it. because here we are, we can joke and laugh. to my staff, i want to say thank you. my staff had a tremendous hand in selecting and uplifting the future. i consider my future the interns and the volunteers that have been there, woo, steve, darlene, kimberley, ava, howard. you know h.j. he is special. and francis. that's the roster that is on the list now. there is a whole host of folks that have served with me, taken
pictures and posted and signed -- been in charge of sign-in sheets and coats and have been in charge of getting the pizza and moving and driving and they never complain. and i remind them, that this is how it starts. and i like to remind a quote from one of my artists drake, we started from the bottom. you must start from the bottom. you must start from the bottom in order to know where you're going at the top. it's very true, very, very valuable lesson you get by getting someone lunch. i can attest for that. this is how i started. supervisor ronen, i can see your brow. you get to know someone when you're serving them. it's the most humble place to learn about work. public service is about service, whether it's in public or in private. these are values that i try to instill in my incredible team. i have a whole list of of
mentors. i've been working on my remarks for a year. fyi. but we've got major legislative accomplishments. the first one i introduced within my first week of being a supervisor, meagan hamilton brought it to me and it's crisis pregnancy center. who would have thought this humble piece of legislation would make it all the way to the supreme court. we can thank donald trump for throwing it out, but it is important there is truth and advocacy and advertising when it comes to crisis pregnancy centers. i want to acknowledge a little bit of a list. money, bail reform, cannabis equity program. we talked about the cannabis tax. we talked about the soda tax. ban the box. pier 70 shipyard accountability. i'm depending on you that are remaining to hold the navy
accountable. do not let them off the hook, sandy. i know you got my back on that. do not let the navy off the hook, shuck and jive and confuse you with fancy words. the bottom line, we're not taking an ounce, we're not taking an acre until that soil is clean. and it's their responsibility. i want to recognize again police reform, data collection, we've opened many grocery stores. we're going to continue to open more. until we get it right. the dignity fund. norman? high five to us. we did it. we did it. and we didn't do it by ourselves. mayor lee was right there with us negotiating and to all the colleagues that support that, forgetting katy and aaron who have we don't support satisfied, but to everyone else, thank you. the seniors, thank you. it's funny, those that don't support get a double bite of the apple. the city benefits from it, but
you maintain your own policy integrity. i love how you work that out. i want to say we worked on banning the sale of large capacity magazines. supervisor stefani, i know that will be near and dear to your heart. we did it together. municipal bank task force. who is going to take the leadership of that? i'm passing it on. all right, it's going to take a double team, supervisor fewer, but you're going to have to be mindful and again, hold people accountable. the gbd creating the first green benefit district. i think in the state. i want to say thank you to andrea and creating the baby cfc, that was created once the agency was dissolved back in 2012 and that was an initiative that dan, one of my good friends in the bayview brought forward. i want to end on a couple of
things. i'm really excited about the future. i'm excited about the businesses that are opening up along the third street corridor from dog patch to the bayview community. i'm excited about the development that is happening in vicitation valley. finally, we need to keep that moving. and most importantly, i'm grateful for and thankful for the 2.5 million people that voted for me. can i just say, thank you. thank you very much for leaving in me and allowing me the opportunity to continue to serve. not just san francisco, but now 23 counties of the 58 counties in the state of california. i have advice for you all. first of all, be fearless. you must -- you must dance as if no one is watching. you're not going to make any change if you think about what the implications are going to be if you think about will you have the votes -- although that's
important, but you must be courageous in everything you do. and it's important to not become complacent and lazy. do not become complacent and lazy. one of the mantras i picked up from one of my trainers, he says if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. and i firmly believe that. if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. whether you're doing 50 squats a day, or you're doing a plank challenge, if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. we must continue to challenge ourselves to be all that we can be. live up to the dream of what san francisco really is. progressive, thoughtful, inclusive city. we can't leave anyone behind. raphael, always remember to speak in the mic. you have a tendency to speak
like this and wanes off, i want to hear every word. speak into the mic. and valley and catherine, i want you to find your light and stand in it. okay? and the physical and the meta physical. physically, lighting is important. you want to look good in each and every one of them. but you also want to find your light as you find our voice on this board, so you can continue to be a light to inspire women to serve. supervisor ronen, please continue to take my calls -- this goes for all of you. pp continue to take my calls and accept my feedback even if it's unsolicited. please respond to my text messages. and always to, supervisor safai -- i have a joke about supervisor safai.
safai will come in, he likes what i call foreplay. he will come in, he will talk to you, he will smooth with you, ask your parents, how is your weekend, how is your workout? i'm like what do you want? what are your amendments? so maybe i'm slam, bam, thank you, but safai will come in and he will be kind [laughter]. we can laugh about it now. but i'm giving you a key to knowing who safai is. and the longer foreplay is, the more he wants. so remember that. and supervisor, i want to -- here's my advice for you, less is more, supervisor. less is more, supervisor. and supervisor, i think i got everybody. peskin, here's something for
you. always find ways to socialize. even when you don't like a person. now this is a veteran move i've learned from him. and he is like a butterfly. he floats and then sometimes he'll sting you like a bee, but that's only tuesday at 2:00 he'll sting you. but you know what, i got to tell you, i learned a tremendous amount from you, supervisor peskin. you have anchored this body and we're going to be looking to your leadership to continue to anchor us as we pivot into, i'd say, unchartered territory. when you think about things that are circling in the federal government and that federal sphere. when you think about things that happening in congress and the state level. we're in a new era. we're going to have new board members. i want you to find a way to celebrate and toast everyone. colleagues, i think that i've touched on everyone and to my
two ladies, i'm so glad we've been able to get in formation together. supervisor kim, it's been wonderful. i remember when i was first elected, warren and i were just dating. we had dinner, dropped you off. we had a very good time. we had lunch a couple of weeks ago and it was refreshing. it taught me an important lesson and that is the importance to break bread and remember your friends. and to remember that ultimately, it is our goal to serve all of san francisco. and we should not get caught up in the small-minded squabbles. and it's important to remember this as we transition, because you all have new members to teach. so in my parting words, all the work that is done in committee. do not bring anything to the full board until it isfully vetted and the work is done.
with that, i want to say thank you for allowing me 27 minutes to share some of my wisdom and experience. and most importantly, my love. my love for all of you and love for serving san francisco and thank sfgovtv for always making me look good. thank you, sfgovtv, you're been fantastic. thank you, sfgovtv. always look for the red light. [laughter] you guys have been stellar in committee. when i was at the retirement board. you always knew how to find the best malia. i appreciate it. folks, that's it for me. i'm done. madame clerk, any other business? >> we need to approve items 68, 69 and 70. >> president cohen: all right. we need to approve 68, 69 and 70? do we have open motion? same house, same call.
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because the tenant will -- for the longest, i was applying for b.m.r. rental, but i would be in the lottery and never be like 307 or 310. i pretty much had kind of given up on that, and had to leave san francisco. i found out about the san francisco mayor's office of housing about two or three years ago, and i originally did home counseling with someone, but then, my certificate expired, and one of my friends jamie, she was actually interested in purchasing a unit. i told her about the housing program, the mayor's office, and i told her hey, you've got to do the six hour counseling and the 12 hour training. she said no, i want you to go with me. and then, the very next day that i went to the session, i
notice this unit at 616 harrison became available, b.m.i. i was like wow, this could potentially work. housing purchases through the b.m.r. program with the sf mayor's office of housing, they are all lotteries, and for this one, i did win the lottery. there were three people that applied, and they pulled my number first. i won, despite the luck i'd had with the program in the last couple years. things are finally breaking my way. when i first saw the unit, even though i knew it was less than ideal conditions, and it was very junky, i could see what this place could be. it's slowly beginning to feel like home. i can definitely -- you know, once i got it painted and slowly getting my custom furniture to fit this unit because it's a specialized unit, and all the units are microinterms of being very small. this unit in terms of adaptive,
in terms of having a murphy bed, using the walls and ceiling, getting as much space as i can. it's slowly becoming home for me. it is great that san francisco has this program to address, let's say, the housing crisis that exists here in the bay area. it will slowly become home, and i am appreciative that it is a bright spot in an otherwise [♪] >> i just don't know that you can find a neighborhood in the city where you can hear music stands and take a ride on the
low rider down the street. it is an experience that you can't have anywhere else in san francisco. [♪] [♪] >> district nine is a in the southeast portion of the city. we have four neighborhoods that i represent. st. mary's park has a completely unique architecture. very distinct feel, and it is a very close to holly park which is another beautiful park in san francisco. the bernal heights district is unique in that we have the hell which has one of the best views in all of san francisco. there is a swinging hanging from a tree at the top. it is as if you are swinging over the entire city. there are two unique aspects. it is considered the fourth chinatown in san francisco. sixty% of the residents are of
chinese ancestry. the second unique, and fun aspect about this area is it is the garden district. there is a lot of urban agriculture and it was where the city grew the majority of the flowers. not only for san francisco but for the region. and of course, it is the location in mclaren park which is the city's second biggest park after golden gate. many people don't know the neighborhood in the first place if they haven't been there. we call it the best neighborhood nobody has ever heard our. every neighborhood in district nine has a very special aspect. where we are right now is the mission district. the mission district is a very special part of our city. you smell the tacos at the [speaking spanish] and they have the best latin pastries. they have these shortbread cookies with caramel in the middle.
and then you walk further down and you have sunrise café. it is a place that you come for the incredible food, but also to learn about what is happening in the neighborhood and how you can help and support your community. >> twenty-fourth street is the birthplace of the movement. we have over 620 murals. it is the largest outdoor public gallery in the country and possibly the world. >> you can find so much political engagement park next to so much incredible art. it's another reason why we think this is a cultural district that we must preserve. [♪] >> it was formed in 2014. we had been an organization that had been around for over 20 years. we worked a lot in the neighborhood around life issues. most recently, in 2012, there were issues around gentrification in the neighborhood. so the idea of forming the cultural district was to help
preserve the history and the culture that is in this neighborhood for the future of families and generations. >> in the past decade, 8,000 latino residents in the mission district have been displaced from their community. we all know that the rising cost of living in san francisco has led to many people being displaced. lower and middle income all over the city. because it there is richness in this neighborhood that i also mentioned the fact it is flat and so accessible by trip public transportation, has, has made it very popular. >> it's a struggle for us right now, you know, when you get a lot of development coming to an area, a lot of new people coming to the area with different sets of values and different culture. there is a lot of struggle between the existing community and the newness coming in. there are some things that we do to try to slow it down so it doesn't completely erase the communities.
we try to have developments that is more in tune with the community and more equitable development in the area. >> you need to meet with and gain the support and find out the needs of the neighborhoods. the people on the businesses that came before you. you need to dialogue and show respect. and then figure out how to bring in the new, without displacing the old. [♪] >> i hope we can reset a lot of the mission that we have lost in the last 20 years. so we will be bringing in a lot of folks into the neighborhoods pick when we do that, there is a demand or, you know, certain types of services that pertain more to the local community and working-class. >> back in the day, we looked at mission street, and now it does not look and feel anything like mission street. this is the last stand of the latino concentrated arts,
culture and cuisine and people. we created a cultural district to do our best to conserve that feeling. that is what makes our city so cosmopolitan and diverse and makes us the envy of the world. we have these unique neighborhoods with so much cultural presence and learnings, that we want to preserve. [♪]
our debts are not for sale. >> a piece about sanctuary and how his whole family served in the army and it's a long family tradition and these people that look at us as foreigners, we have been here and we are part of america, you know, and we had to reinforce that. i have been cure rating here for about 18 year. we started with a table top, candle, flower es, and a picture and people reacted to that like it was the monna lisa. >> the most important tradition as it relates to the show is
idea of making offering. in traditional mexican alters, you see food, candy, drinks, cigarettes, the things that the person that the offerings where being made to can take with them into the next word, the next life. >> keeps u.s us connects to the people who have passed and because family is so important to us, that community dynamic makes it stick and makes it visible and it humanizes it and makes it present again. ♪ >> when i first started doing it back in '71, i wanted to do something with ritual, ceremony and history and you know i talked to my partner ross about the research and we opened and it hit a cord and people loved it.
>> i think the line between engaging everyone with our culture and appropriating it. i think it goes back to asking people to bring their visions of what it means to honor the dead, and so for us it's not asking us to make mexican altars if they are not mexican, it's really to share and expand our vision of what it means to honor the dead. >> people are very respectful. i can show you this year alone of people who call tol ask is it okay if we come, we are hawaii or asian or we are this. what should we wear? what do you recommend that we do? >> they say oh, you know, we want a four day of the dead and it's all hybrid in this country. what has happened are paper
cuts, it's so hybrid. it has spread to mexico from the bay area. we have influence on a lot of people, and i'm proud of it. >> a lot of tim times they don't represent we represent a lot of cultures with a lot of different perspectives and beliefs. >> i can see the city changes and it's scary. >> when we first started a lot of people freaked out thinking we were a cult and things like that, but we went out of our way to also make it educational through outreach and that is why we started doing the prosession in 1979. >> as someone who grew up attending the yearly processions
and who has seen them change incrementally every year into kind of what they are now, i feel in many ways that the cat is out of the bag and there is no putting the genie back into the bottle in how the wider public accesses the day of the dead. >> i have been through three different generations of children who were brought to the procession when they were very young that are now bringing their children or grandchildren. >> in the '80s, the processions were just kind of electric. families with their homemade visuals walking down the street in san francisco. service so much more intimate and personal and so much more rooted in kind of a family practice of a very strong cultural practice. it kind of is what it is now and it has gone off in many
different directions but i will always love the early days in the '80s where it was so intimate and son sofa millial. >> our goal is to rescue a part of the culture that was a part that we could invite others to join in there there by where we invite the person to come help us rescue rescue it also. that's what makes it unique. >> you have to know how to approach this changing situation, it's exhausting and i have seen how it has affected everybody. >> what's happening in mission and the relationship with the police, well it's relevant and it's relevant that people think about it that day of the dead is
not just sugar skulls and paper flowers and candles, but it's become a nondenominational tradition that people celebrate. >> our culture is about color and family and if that is not present in your life, there is just no meaning to it you know? >> we have artists as black and brown people that are in direct danger of the direct policies of the trump a administration and i think how each of the artists has responsibilitie responded ss interesting. the common >> one more statement. we are the one. that is our first single that we made. that is our opinion. >> i can't argue with you. >> you are responsible please do not know his exact.
[♪] [♪] [♪] >> i had a break when i was on a major label for my musical career. i took a seven year break. and then i came back. i worked in the library for a long time. when i started working the san francisco history centre, i noticed they had the hippie collection. i thought, if they have a hippie collection, they really need to have a punk collection as well. so i talked to the city archivist who is my boss.
she was very interested. one of the things that i wanted to get to the library was the avengers collection. this is definitely a valuable poster. because it is petty bone. it has that weird look because it was framed. it had something acid on it and something not acid framing it. we had to bring all of this stuff that had been piling up in my life here and make sure that the important parts of it got archived. it wasn't a big stretch for them to start collecting in the area of punk. we have a lot of great photos and flyers from that area and that. that i could donate myself. from they're, i decided, you know, why not pursue other people and other bands and get them to donate as well? the historic moments in san francisco, punk history, is the sex pistols concert which was at winterland. [♪]
it brought all of the punks on the web -- west coast to san francisco to see this show. the sex pistols played the east coast and then they play texas and a few places in the south and then they came directly to san francisco. they skipped l.a. and they skipped most of the media centres. san francisco was really the biggest show for them pick it was their biggest show ever. their tour manager was interested in managing the adventures, my band. we were asked to open to support the pistols way to that show. and the nuns were also asked to open the show. it was certainly the biggest crowd that we had ever played to. it was kind of terrifying but it did bring people all the way from vancouver, tee seattle, portland, san diego, all up and down the coast, and l.a., obviously. to san francisco to see this show. there are a lot of people who say that after they saw this show they thought they would start their own band. it was a great jumping off point for a lot of west coast punk.
it was also, the pistols' last show. in a way, it was the end of one era of punk and the beginning of a new one. the city of san francisco didn't necessarily support punk rock. [♪] >> last, but certainly not least is a jell-o be opera. they are the punk rock candidate of the lead singer called the dead kennedys. >> if we are blaming anybody in san francisco, we will just blame the dead kennedys. >> there you go. >> we had situations where concerts were cancelled due to flyers, obscene flyers that the city was thought -- that he thought was obscene that had been put up. the city of san francisco has come around to embrace it's musicians. when they have the centennial for city hall, they brought in
all kinds of local musicians and i got to perform at that. that was, at -- in a way, and appreciation from the city of san francisco for the musical legends. i feel like a lot of people in san francisco don't realize what resources there are at the library. we had a film series, the s.f. punk film series that i put together. it was nearly sold out every single night. people were so appreciative that someone was bringing this for them. it is free. everything in the library is free. >> it it is also a film producer who has a film coming out. maybe in 2018 about crime. what is the title of it? >> it is called san francisco first and only rock 'n' roll movie. crime, 1978. [laughter] >> when i first went to the art institute before the adventures were formed in 77, i was going to be a painter. i did not know i would turn into a punk singer. i got back into painting and i
mostly do portraiture and figurative painting. one of the things about this job here is i discovered some great resources for images for my painting. i was looking through these mug shot books that we have here that are from the 1920s. i did a whole series of a mug shot paintings from those books. they are in the san francisco history centre's s.f. police department records. there are so many different things that the library provides for san franciscans that i feel like a lot of people are like, oh, i don't have a library card. i've never been there. they need to come down and check it out and find out what we have. the people who are hiding stuff in their sellers and wondering what to do with these old photos or old junk, whether it is hippie stuff or punk stuff, or stuffestuff from their grandpar, if they bring it here to us, we can preserve it and archive it and make it available to the