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also makes some zoning changes to make it possible to have as many units as we can on his site no other than supervisor safai. [applause.] >> supervisor safai: thank you, mayor breed. i feel like i am at a family reunion, but i did joke with sia and sammy i think we could put a runway strip here. this is the largest development in the history of this neighborhood in this community. there has never been any family affordable housing built in this community. i remember sitting with them a decade ago when they laid out the vision of wanting to do something to give back to the city that they feel made their family anal -- and lifted them
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back up after going through a revolution in their country they. they came here with very little and they have worked 50 years to build what we are seeing happen today. this is truly a gift to the city and county of san francisco. this is not something that is required. this is completely private land, privately financed by a family that wanted to give back to the city. i want to say thank you to the family for everything and you will their children and siblings and relatives for everything they did to make this happen. it is truly a gift. this even out paces the giant's ballpark development omission rock, which is 40% affordable on public land.
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50% will below market rate. home-sf set the income. he said he wanted lower than what we laid out in the city. we tried to do the remaining 50% as rent control. sometimes the city gets in its way. i know they will continue to keep these rents affordable for this community. they are doing so much to give back to the city and county. we talked about this over a decade ago. we sat down with mayor lee before i became supervisor. he said he would prioritize this. the reason i bring that up is because this mayor has made not anything more of a priority than building housing. that was when we sat down with mayor lee, that was in the middle of 2016. we are going to the end of 2019. even with everything that -- and
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i would get monday my phone would ring. every monday i would get the call from him and family members. we are still over three years into getting this project done. this was supposed to be one of the highest priority projects in the city and county of san francisco. i know this mayor is dedicated to finding a way to cut through the layers. when a family wants to give a gift to the city, we have to wait almost three and a half years to get this done. besides all of that, i want to shout out to crazio. she guided this every step of the way on behalf of the mayor's office. my team was guiding this every step of the way. the planning department, the
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mayor's office of housing, city attorneys, all of the people working on behalf of the mayor. there is more to come, there are two more projects that are 100% affordable. she dedicated an additional $53 million in the budget. we break ground in october next year on two more projects. out of all of those together, almost 600 units, 65% will be affordable below market rate units in this community and affordable to the people living here. that is a big accomplishment. i am so lucky to have a partner in the mayor's office who prioritizes this community like no mayor has done in over 20 plus years. [applause.] i could go on and on. i will hand it over to the
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patriarch of the family, the mind that doesn't let any little thing get away from him, but he has to be that way. three and a half years, he has to be that way. someone was bragging about him the other day. he knows how to get projects built in san francisco. he really does. i am honored to have him as a friend and invest in this community. [applause.] >> thanks everyone. mayor, my good friend, supervisor and my family and everybody who is here. this wouldn't have happened without participation of everyone for this to happen. he is right i call every monday morning. if i wouldn't have done it, it would have taken seven years. this happened in three
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and-a-half years. i want to tell a story about my life, how i am here. i came with my wonderful life about 40 years as an immigrant from iran. i have been here 1973 i came here to san francisco. i was a student and i fell in love with the city. i still love this city. i always said we have got to do something. whatever i have, i got it through hard work. being in this wonderful diversified city. we talked a lot about it. this came about in 2007 when there was a melt down and i was able to purchase these. that is when me and sammy, she is an advocat of foster and homeless kids. this came about. i said maybe we can do something
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about it. finally here we are. thernext step is the foundationd get the super structure. i want to thank the wonderful mayor. i am so proud of you. you are a wonderful mayor. you are a great person. i want to tell my brother-in-law who designed this property, my kids and this is all my family. i love them all. it is great to be here. too many persons. (laughter). it is a great thing. i am so blessed. i asked my wife to be by my side. if i make a mistake she will say
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stage right. i think i have done go, right? she gave me a list and said memorize this. i said i will do this. that is not me, i have to talk how i feel. that is how i do it, you know. [applause.] >> i want to thank the mayor's office of housing. wonderful job. i forgot about my wonderful
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friend tom. he is a big support. thanks a lot. >> i moved into my wonderful, beautiful, affordable housing march 7th. i have lived in san francisco since i was two-years-old. i've lived in hunters view for 23 to 24 years now.
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my name is vlady. i use titus and i am the resident commissioner for the san francisco housing facility. from the very beginning, this whole transition of public housing and affordable housing was a good idea. but many, many residents didn't think it would ever actually happen. it's been a life changing experience. and i'm truly grateful for the whole initiative and all those that work on the whole sf initiative. they've done a wonderful job accommodating the residents, who for many years have lived in delap tated housing. now they have quality housing. i was on a street where the living room and the kitchen and stairs. it wasn't large enough to
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accommodate. the children are grown. i had the accomplish of having a dishwasher in my home. i really like that. [laughter] i really like not having to wash dishes by hand. we still do it from time to time. the mayor's office has been a real friend to us, a partner. we know that our city supports us. i love san francisco. just to be able to stay in my community and continue to help the residents who live here and continue to see my neighborhoods move into new housing, it's been a real joy. it's been a real joy. >> ladies and gentlemen, friends, distinguished
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stakeholders, welcome to this historic sunnydale classic groundbreaking. [applause] >> we are honored to bring up our most distinguished guest, the leader of the city and county of franchise, please give a warm welcome to mayor london breed. [applause] >> mayor: good afternoon, sunnydale! are you here? [laughter] >> mayor: all right. i'm excited to be here today. i feel like i spend a lot of time here doing some amazing things. we know this is a long time coming. and, in fact, i keep going back every time we come to any of our public housing locations -- i continue to go back to when i grew up in the western addition in plaza east, and there were 300 units there that were
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torn down and only 200 built. and all over the city, we brought forth a program, through the federal government, called "hope fix." you remember "hope fix" ran out of money, ran out of resources. and the people who were promised in places like sunnydale and all over the city, there was no support from the federal government to do that. and so at that time, gaff gavin newsom was governor, and they created "hope s.f.," and they were coming up with creative solutions and saying, you know what, we made a commitment. we need to follow through and we need to get this done for the residents of sunnydale and batrail, and any other public housing that exists in san francisco. today is a day we're breaking ground on 126 units, and we would think that would be easy, but it hasn't been easy. and it took not only the
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community and the trust from the community to make this happen, it also took the resources, the process -- and don't get me started with the bureaucracy and the drama that exists with city government with trying to get an amazing project like this done. and so i'm really happy to be here today because it definitely took a village. but it is not just about rehabilitating or redoing or rebuilding the homes that people live in. it is about investing in this community. and looking at the fact that for so many decades, public housing residents have been treated, honestly, like second-class citizens in san francisco, and not been provided with the resources that are necessary to make sure that as families grow in these communities, they thrive. just think about it. thank you, phil ginsburg burg, it looks beautiful
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over there. a safe, great place for people to swim. and part of this project, and what i am most excited about is boys and girls clubs, working with the developers, related and mercy housing, and they're not going to just help build a new place that will serve this community and serve families in this community with child care, basketball court, tutoring places and other things that are needed, they are investing their time in raising the dollars necessary to get this job done and do it right for the residents of sunnydale. and so we have come a long way, folks. i know it took almost supervisor cohen's entire term to get here, but we are here, and i'm optimistic about the future. earlier this year, when i held my budget announcement right here, in sunnydale, in this location, i made a commitment to make sure that this community is not
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forgotten, and that we fulfill the promises that we made to not only redevelop it and provide unit opportunities, but one for one replacement, look at opportunities for people hoorays their kids, and their kids to have access to the affordable housing in their communities. making sure we're providing and bringing the resources, and, in fact, coming up soon in the next month, there will be a job fair and other things that many of the young people have expressed that they want in this community on a more consistent basis. so we've got a lot of catching up to do. but it starts with so many of the folks that you see here, who have made the commitment to continue to invest and support this amazing community. and, yes, it is hot today. so we're going to try to keep these speeches short so that we can get on with the ceremony and the festivities and get on with breaking ground on what i know will be an amazing, amazing
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contribution to this community and the best is yet to come. all 775 units that exist in sunnydale, one of the largest developments of public housing in our city, will be a one for wuone replacement. the mistake that happened at plaza east will not happen here. and we will continue to do everything we can to maintain that trust, to maintain that support, to listen to this community and continue to make the investments so that this is no longer a forgotten community but a thriving community of families, of people who are just growing and loving one another, and really moving our city forward in a positive direction. thank you all so much. with that -- you can clap. [applause] >> mayor: and with that, like i said, the way we get housing built is people who not only care
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about making the money from what they are making from these projects, but what are they doing to give back? what are they doing to hire from the community? what are they doing to invest in the community so that the impacts of what they do in building these infrastuctures has a sustainable impact for generations to come. i have to say that mercy housing and related have been invested in raising the dollars necessary so that we can build an amazing facility that this community wants. so at this time, i want to bring up phil witty from related, and doug shumaker from mercy housing to say a few words. [applause] >> we flipped a coin, and i'm going first. so i want to first of all thank the mayor and all of her staff for the incredible work on this. as some of you know, this
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sunnydale project is an incredibly long process, longer than i think any of us would have wanted it to be. what is incredible about all of it is just elected official after elected official, you see two former supervisors here, current supervisors, past mayors -- just the dedication and commitment to this is unusual, i think, for anything else you see in government. it is wave after wave of people committing themselves to this. i want to do a few thank yous. we would like to thank our incredible architect, and the general contractors that are doing the work that the mayor described earlier, the commitment to hiring and making sure that folks from this community get good jobs and career paths. i want to thank the staff from related, they've been our partner since the very beginning of this. couldn't ask for better partners on this. i want to thank the staff
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from o.c.d. i know we are sometimes less than easy to work with. it is a passion that we care about these projects as much as you do, and i think it has been a great partnership over the years. i want to give thanks to all of your hard work and dedication to this alongside our staff. and i want to thank a couple of groups of folks specifically. if the folks who work on the ground here at sunnydale, whether you're from mercy housing or any other organization, could take a moment to stand up. because this is much harder work than any of the rest of us do. and i just want to acknowledge you. [applause] [applause and cheering] >> i am repeatedly amazed at people's commitment to work here and other locations like this, where it is not esee. easy. we're not giving you the most incredible new offices to work out of. and the conditions and
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other issues that have come with it are tough. i'm amazed by the commitment i see by the mercy staff, and i know the other staff from the boys and girls clubs and the "y" is equal. i want to just acknowledge that. we also have a great team of folks working on this from our development office, david fernandez, and other folks. i want to single out one person in particular, and that's rani dare. [applause and cheering] >> she is probably hiding, as usual. she doesn't seek the spotlight. i can tell you mercy housing and related would not be here today celebrating this moment if it were not for her and her persistence. she deserves a tremendous amount of thanksp respect for the work she has done.
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and i want to bring up our partner, bill witty. people often ask me, what is a for-profit develop percent doing on this project? i think bill secretly wishes he ran a non-profit. bill? [applause and cheering] >> thank you. i won't comment on the last statement. but i will tell you what you just saw, when those folks stood up, is why we're here today, and why this is going to continue to be successful. because what doug and his team at mercy have done, led by rani, is not just work on land use approvals and design and construction, but being out here with the residents, in the community, letting us know what the problems are, how we can respond, hopefully building some trust and credibility. so i also want to thank the residents for their patience, because it has been a long haul.
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but i hope you can see we're making progress. i will tell you, i said this at a meeting in clara's point last week, i've been working in and around public housing for 40 years. there is no mayor i've ever seen devote more attention to improving the lives of people in public housing than london breed. [applause and cheering] >> what it tells us -- going through these 10 years, and i was there at the beginning -- we've had the unwavering support of everybody who had an influence here. supervisor calia, currently supervisor walton, and we're blessed, as san francisco is, with the leaders in affordable housing in the state, including scott weiner. maybe there is something in the water here, but it sure helps. i would lend my thanks, as doug mentioned, to the mayor's staff, theo has
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coordinated this, dan and his staff at mayor's office of housing, and everybody who worked on this. and finally to pick up on something the mayor said, doug and i and our teams are heavily involved in raising the money, with the help of phil ginsburg in the rec and parks department, to build a work class facility that we're calling the hub, that will have all of the services that will make this a community, and not just bricks and mortar. we're going to get this done. we're going to get the whole development done, and we're going to be with you for the long-term. thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much, bill. so briefly, before the pool party after this, we have an incredible list of speakers. and my only job is to keep you on time. it is hot, you're a distinguished group. we have in many ways the most important speaker to come first, a resident, a mom, a leader of this community. i welcome ms. betty hunter. [applause and cheering]
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>> hello, and good afternoon. good afternoon, everyone. my name is betty hunter. i'm 28 years old, and i'm a san francisco native. i've been living in sunnydale since 2011. growing up in san francisco, east/south districts, has not been easy. my parents were both addicted to drugs, and there was not much normalcy in my life. but with the help of my family members, they created some, and were very supportive. since i have become a mother, i have tried to instill the same values, support, and structure in my child's life. the affordable housing act will allow me to give my child the opportunity to grow up in a community where he is safe, and with habitable, loving conditions. it is a pleasure to know that fractured communities like these ones have been disenfranchised, and looked at as a waste of
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space, are now, in the near future, going to be a place we can all call home. being here and being able to speak today is an honor and a pleasure, and with the new development and promise from the mayor's office, as well as the housing office of development and mercy housing, i know that this project will be a great -- i'm sorry -- [applause] >> it will be great for those who have been disenfranchised, and the children that live here. i want to say thank you so much for your time and for allowing me to speak. [applause and cheering] >> let's give it up for betty hunter. amazing. thank you, betty. [applause and cheering] >> next we're going to bring up our field office director from the department of housing and
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urban development. it gives us -- you can't do this without leaders in b.c., and i'm honored to bring up mor gerard wynn. [applause] >> thank you. first of all, i would like to acknowledge betty. the reason we're here is because of the families in this community. we're so proud of what you've done with your life, what you're continuing to do, and what you will do. first of all, also, i'd like to thank an unrecognized, unsung hero at hudd, who does a lot of work for san francisco and sunnydale. his name is trevor alser, and he works for me in the local san francisco office. i would just like to acknowledge his contribution. [applause and cheering] >> thank you, trevor. i mentioned those cities across the country that are going through a severe rental challenge.
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the worst case housing needs study says that they pay half of their income on rent or sub standard housing. one way shud hudd is addressing this is to build housing in the portfolios. the strategies and programs are assisting the san francisco housing authority here at sunnydale. the san francisco housing authority has been a national leader in repositioning the public housing units. the housing authority has completed many projects in its commitment to preserve and approve public housing. to date, theyv approved more than 4,000 affordable housing units and leveraged millions of dollars to make these critical improvements. hudd looks forward to partner with san francisco and the city to help families living in public
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housing. and i would like to thank and congratulate joaquin torrez and barbara smith for their leadership and commitment to public housing in san francisco. please join me in congratulating barbara smith on her well-deserved retirement. [applause and cheering] >> i would also like to say thank you to the housing authority and mayor's office of housing staff. a lot of people made this. i want to thank you for the service that you provided. it is essential to this project. i would also like to thank tanya lake and her staff, the housing authority team, and her commitment to continue to address public housing challenges here in san francisco, and i look forward to working with her and her team in the future. i close by thanking, again, the families living here in sunnydale for their commitment to the community, for your patience during this process to obtain decent and safe housing. thank you again to the
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sunnydale community. [applause] >> mayor: thank you, and before i bring up the next officials, i also want to just remind everyone that we have a $600 million affordable housing bond on the ballot this november, that not only doesn't raise property taxes and is the largest housing bond in our city's history, it is the first time ever that we set aside $150 million to provide support and rehabilitation in the infrastructure needs of public housing in san francisco. so this is really exciting. [applause] >> mayor: and so with that, i'd like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the fact that we are so fortunate to have incredible state officials, people who do amazing work in sacramento, focusing on the kinds of things that
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are going to help create a better state with san francisco as a beneficiary because of the challenges that we deal with here locally. and two amazing advocates have been absolutely incredible. first of all, assemblyman david chu is joining us, and i want to acknowledge him and thank him for being here today. and at this time, i would like to invite our state senator, scott weiner, up to say a few words. [applause] >> thank you, madam mayor. having served with the mayor and colleagues on the board of supervisors, and now in a new role, working with our strong state/city partnership, it is just amazing to see her deep commitment to residents of public housing in the city and county of san francisco. for far too long we have -- this city almost forgot about the people who were living in public housing, often in terrible
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conditions, and that was never acceptable. and this mayor has been playing such a key role in turning that around, and making clear that public housing is critically important for so many families in this city. but it is also part of the future because we need to do more than just rebuild. we need to expand. we need to make sure everyone has a place to live in our great city, and that we are taking care and supporting all of our residents in all parts of the city. so it's a real honor to represent san francisco and sacramento in the legislature, and working hand in glove every day with assemblyman chu. the two of us chaired the two housing committees, and we're very lucky that san francisco holds both of the housing committee chairs. we worked very hard as a team to make sure that we are moving not just san francisco, but all of california in a positive direction on housing. we've spent a long time in
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california considering a negative approach to housing, that it sort of has driven the car into the ditch, if you look at the cost of housing in the bay area, and increasingly in other parts of california as well. and a lot of people are suffering as a result. so we are working very, very hard, with the support of the mayor, to try to turn things around and have a more positive approach towards housing, and recognizing that housing of all varieties is a good thing, and public housing is part of the solution and part of the future. but, of course, we -- whatever we do in sacramento, we don't build housing in sacramento. it is local communities that make sure working as a city, and with the non-profit partners and developers, to make sure that housing gets built. that's what this is about today, that the city, and mercy housing, and everyone working together to get these units built and to make sure people can live in them, and to keep going from there.
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this is incredibly exciting, and i want to congratulate and thank everyone who has made this possible. thank you. [applause and cheering] >> thank you, senator weiner, and assemblyman chu. this work wouldnit would not hae been possible without the tireless work of alita cohen. it is a great honor to bring up the board of equalization chair and former supervisor, malia cohen. >> how much time do i have, theo? 60 minutes? all right! this is amazing! you just look around, can you not -- look at the glorious day! blessings are falling upon us! and i'm so excited to be here, to leave hot sacramento to come to only milding hot samildly hot san fr.
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i feel like this is my victory lap. nine years ago, when i was a candidate running for supervisor, rani sat down and briefed me on just the plan, just the vision of what supereddal sunnydale could. this was nine years ago. i was a candidate, and i wasn't even guaranteed to win. the only person i could depend on was me and my mother. i was excited, not only did we win, but we continued to move forward and persevere. and it has been real interesting to watch how this community has grown, how it has matured over the years, from the towers coming down -- remember that? you've got the brick homes, and mercy coming in. all the while, there were all of these promises made about rebuilding sunnydale. today i kind of represent the class of folks who are no longer here with us. people who also had a commitment to this project
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and to ensuring the success of sunnydale. remember sharon hewitt? we must take a moment just to recognize sharon hewitt because her spirit is here with us. you remember the many residents who have lost their lives, one way or the other. the elders who have transitioned, and the young people who have been lost to violence. we remember them and we celebrate and honor them during this groundbreaking as well. it is with great pride that we also recognize and uplift mayor ed lee. my predecessor, sophie maxwell, also had an unwavering -- was a visionary in laying out the bones of this infrastructure. so we've come a long way. and i want to be honest with you, because today we're here celebrating and it feels really good, but maybe i'm the only one who
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has ptsd from the meetings, from all of the folks who told me it couldn't be done, that we couldn't rebuild sunnydale and paturo trail. they said we would never be able to raise the money to make this a reality. they said it couldn't be done. it is too expensive. but here we are today, by the grace of god, standing together shoulder by shoulder. i want to recognize also doug shumaker and bill witty, who have been instrumental in this project. [applause] >> thank you. and kate hartley, who has also recently departed, had an instrumental effect in this project. hope s.f. has been raising leaders and encouraging people to get involved in this community. theo, thank you for taking
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the helm of that awesome task. i'm here just to run this victory lap with you. my name is melia cohen, and i'm chairman of the board of equalization. the board of equalization is interesting, because it is the board that makes sure that projects like this maintains an extension status, which means it allows this property to remain affordable. remember the fears of displacement and out-placement and being pushed out -- we need to continue to band together and celebrate and sing these praises because we're thwarting those forces. this san francisco is for folks like betty and her children, who were raised here and live here and want to remain here. thank you forgiving me an opportunity to speak and to the entire residents and the community, talofa, my heart is filled.
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i love. thank you very much. [applause and cheering] >> thank you, mad madam chair. and last, but not least, bill ginsburg is here. we bring up the supervisor of district 10, mr. shamann walton. [applause and cheering] >> thank you, theo. good afternoon! >> good afternoon! >> to some this is just block six, a place in sunnydale. to others, it is a public housing community. but to the residents, this represents hope, this represents home, this represents a community where many promises have been made over the past. i am excited to see the second building, the
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second homes go up here at sunnydale. you've heard from a lot of the leaders who have been working on this for years. i've been fortunate enough to work on this project as executive director of w.c.d., working to make sure that people in this community actually got to work on the projects here in their community. it is exciting, as i look around and see some of the residents that live in other hope s.f. communities that came to support, because they know and understand what this represents here today. and as i look around, i see phil, and we talk about the hudd that we're going to bring to this community, a world class community center, basketball courts, things that make a community thrive, things that make you want to be here, want to live here, and want to take care of. as i look around and see residents coming together on this beautiful sunny
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today, which we know district 10 is the most beautiful place here in san francisco, but i continue to be filled with joy every time we get to do a groundbreaking like this. in the words of that great philosopher jay-z -- you wonder why they call it the projects? because it is a project. but we are changing with hope s.f. these are communities that demand the respect, that demand for us to pay attention to them and make sure that that isolation that has existed changes. so this is not just about the housing that is going up; it is also about the grocery stores that we fight for to come to this community. it's also about making sure that the streets and the roads look like other areas here in san francisco.
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it is about the joint partnership with bains and nibby, and bains being the biggest black contractor that we have working on projects here in san francisco. it's about all of those pieces working together to create a vibrant community for the people who have been made so many promises for years. as someone who has lived in public housing, and who had opportunities and mentorship and people helping me be able to grow, so we can come back and work together to realize the things we've talked about for decades. and that is the vibrancy of hope s.f. communities. so i just want to say i'm excited, of course, to see block six go up. i'm excited as we look over and see parcel "q." and we know and understand that this is only the beginning. this is only the beginning. so i just want everyone to
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look at this beautiful day and remember this because once we have this new affordable housing come up, once we raise the $600 million that mayor breed talked about, we're going to continue to see more housing come up in this community, across all hope s.f. sites, and continue to thrive and grow and give the community what they deserve. thank you. [applause and cheering] >> real quick, i just want to acknowledge my colleague on the board of supervisors, supervisor safai. thank you for showing up and supporting us. we share aborted, and so it is definitely a pleasure to have someone who supports this work showing up and standing with us in force. thank you, supervisor. [applause] >> thank you, supervisor safai. let's lead the mayor over to that incredible shovel and dirt over there, please thank our i
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incredible speakers. madam mayor. [applause]
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that would go wasted and redistributing to people in the community. >> the moment that i became really engaged in the cause of fighting food waste was when i had just taken the food from the usf cafeteria and i saw four pans full size full of food perfectly fine to be eaten and made the day before and that would have gone into the trash that night if we didn't recover it the next day. i want to fight food waste because it hurts the economy, it's one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world. if it was a nation, it would be the third largest nation behind china and the united states. america wastes about 40% of the
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food we create every year, $160 billion worth and that's made up in the higher cost of food for consumers. no matter where you view the line, you should be engaged with the issue of food waste. ♪ ♪ >> access edible food that we have throughout our lunch program in our center, i go ahead and collect it and i'll cool it down and every night i prep it up and the next day i'll heat it and ready for delivery. it's really natural for me, i love it, i'm passionate about it and it's just been great. i believe it's such a blessing to have the opportunity to actually feed people every day.
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no food should go wasted. there's someone who wants to eat, we have food, it's definitely hand in hand and it shouldn't be looked at as work or a task, we're feeding people and it really means so much to me. i come to work and they're like nora do you want this, do you want that? and it's so great and everyone is truly involved. every day, every night after every period of food, breakfast, lunch, dinner, i mean, people just throw it away. they don't even think twice about it and i think as a whole, as a community, as any community, if people just put a little effort, we could really help each other out. that's how it should be. that's what food is about basically. >> an organization that meets is
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the san francisco knight ministry we work with tuesday and thursday's. ♪ ♪ by the power ♪ of your name >> i have faith to move mountains because i believe in jesus. >> i believe it's helpful to offer food to people because as you know, there's so much homelessness in san francisco and california and the united states. i really believe that food is important as well as our faith.
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>> the san francisco knight ministry has been around for 54 years. the core of the ministry, a group of ordain ministers, we go out in the middle of the night every single night of the year, so for 54 years we have never missed a night. i know it's difficult to believe maybe in the united states but a lot of our people will say this is the first meal they've had in two days. i really believe it is a time between life or death because i mean, we could be here and have church, but, you know, i don't know how much we could feed or how many we could feed and this way over 100 people get fed every single thursday out here. it's not solely the food, i tell you, believe me.
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they're extremely grateful. >> it's super awesome how welcoming they are. after one or two times they're like i recognize you. how are you doing, how is school? i have never been in the city, it's overwhelming. you get to know people and through the music and the food, you get to know people. >> we never know what impact we're going to have on folks. if you just practice love and kindness, it's a labor of love and that's what the food recovery network is and this is a huge -- i believe they salvage our mission. >> to me the most important part is it's about food waste and feeding people. the food recovery network
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national slogan is finding ways to feed people. it's property to bring the scientific and human element into the situation.. >> neighborhood in san francisco are also diverse and fascist as the people that inhabitable them we're in north beach about supervisor peskin will give us a tour and introduce is to what think of i i his favorite district 5 e 3 is in the 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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and you'd getetetetetetetetetett >> president hyland: call this hearing to order. good afternoon, welcome to the historic preservation commission hearing for wednesday, september 18, 2019. i would like to remind members of the public to silence your mobile devices. when speaking before the commission, if you care to, state your name for the record. taking roll. president hyland? [roll call] commissioners, first is the public general comment. at this time members of the public may address the commission on items of interest to the public.

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