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the federal government service. add in the pressures of rooirz temperatures and the countries face to daunting channels. urban america needs a new playbook and we'll take a look at that. we have 3 guests mayor ed lee. and the president of the urban management one of the countries largest home bindles and a co- author of how the city's are fixing our fragile developed. please welcome them to planet one. (clapping). thank you gentlemen all for coming. bruce cats let begin with you.
we'll get down to some specification. you write that the great recession was a rude way. call thrills about that. first of all, that you for letting me be here. i think what led to the great recession was a miss guided growth model which basically said we can grow an economy consumed by department and focus on the meveng around homebuilding but the funds would tells us we need to grow an economy and debris i quite frankly as president in the region it's fueled by ideas and manufacturing because those are linoleum are linked powered by carbon and driven by exports and
dmroenl engagement but we build a economy like that we can begin to grow better jobs but the last exactly we went from 80 million to 1 hundred and 70 million people. in theory we want people to restructure the economy from one growth populated to another. well, the federal government has left the building and they don't seem to be coming back soon laughter purify or so we have the good news that the mayor's and businesses and civic leaders it could produce their communities their stepping up and doing the hard work to grow jobs and make their economies more prosperous and respond to
enlightenment and environmental chamdz. their equipping workings with the stills they need. power in many rights it rovlg down in the united states and leaders across the sectors a stepping up. this is a big structural shift and how we think about who runs america and who governors america. i don't think it's circle california. mayor lee schizophrenia san francisco in the bay area grow a prosperous future without dollars in about soothing. >> we have to do so, in fact, the predictions we have no other choice. first of all, i want to thank you for visiting us here in the common wealth. i've been, of course, very lucky
to be the mayor of this great city. we've had a innovation of great history whether for humans rights or same-sex marriage that's been that spirit in our city. we never left regional or national problems get to us. but i found i've been lucky to the mayor we were faced with very traditionally financial systems that were not going to save us from the likes of detroit and stockton and others. we were really looking at whether we were going to continue to do the same thanks that would bring others into financial problems. i took the realm hoping that all of my years of experience i could have confidence and billed
the spirit where we weren't trying to blame each other and except where we are and find the talented the magic between the board of supervisors and at the mayor's office but then the fiscal talent in the city that business talent in the city bring them together with all the neighborhood leaders and find solutions and create those things in ways we, talk about the problems and see the facts. i think that's incredibly important. having worked in city government for 21 years i saw those years where i say they weren't having a lot of fun with their conversations with everyone else across the aisle. so i have worked hard to build a collaborative atmosphere so we could receive facts in front of us and challenge ourself on those facts.
i've used all my past christopher skills and i do think i have strong feelings about this city. i see what's happened in the past 2 1/2 years but the thing that matters the most is the kids whatever they are their eyes are strarl. we created 6 thousand jobs this summer when we were called last year by president obama to create jobs. so we got 6 thousand 2 hundred jobs for kids this summer because of all the collaboration and when you say r see those kids understanding that something about the city is helping them land they're first jobs this earning power they have and the education forms and
creating those opportunities for looking at the destroys that are in our immediate future. i'd say there's a lot of miles. >> and their glad tow go back to school and our schools are tablets for the first time. >> your company builds homes all across america and a lot of them rely an government infrastructure roads and continentals is he if bruce is saying this infrastructure is not going to be funded like they were in the past hey, what's our new model. >> well, thank you four having us. this is a pretty important topic and the evolution is an important book. the federal government has left
the building with respect to my as to any. and it's been a while since we relied on the federal government. we have asked - we're going through all kinds of financial i'll say dancing around in circle to create new financial models that will enable us to build the new infrastructure that will support is the home buyers so again i'll say i'm really happy mr. mayor you're having fun (laughter) >> it's really important and a i would is that. >> about with respect to, you know, i'm very fortunate to trying to develop in san francisco this is a wonderful city and the current leadership and certainly the past lisp has
created a great approach. as some of you know, we have great assets like candle stick but prior to joining the private sector i was in the public sector and i had a unique advantage point. i was city manager of city of oakland for awhile and i was the director in the city of a.m.ville and i was leading portions of this city and i'll tell you that there is at least in those days it was very little regional thinking going on. and in reading the metropolitan
revolution. >> let's talk about the examples of ohio they realized they couldn't go it alone and how they came together e together. >> so northeast ohio like a good portion of the midwest sprrnsz xrrnsz the instructions but they see still had tremendous assets in the production economy. that is essentially an innovation economy; right? because they were building off their major institutions the cleveland clinic so you say flips in business crayons claefd and akron metro coming together and saying we've got the help your network of small and medium sized companies we're not
talking about big manufacturing firms that are retooling their business model and making investments in their facilities and any training workers and beginning to design their new proteins for global markets priermentd. because they're small they really need the help and support of intermediatey institutions so they can assess capital. they're all in what we would call the stem economic scientists and technology and engineering and math; right? and the country has really go forward for a long time the fact we've got a to start in our high schools having a fairly substantial number of kids on a
track brown where ware doing computer science to get the skills to go into the firms and no non-manufacturing companies and get good jobs. we decided we, you know, would send a sister-in-law that somehow the united states would generate the idea and produce all in china. in response other parts of the midwest large managing or merchandising companies and northeast ohio you saw philosophical in business and other global dynamics they're seeking substantially job growth are to the benefit of not just the kids of ph.d. from stanford
or mit but a whole bunch of folks coming out of high schools and colleges with technical prosecutors. >> tests map silicon valley it's great with ideas they didn't get made in china but it's great if you're an engineer or not so great if you're a generate but mayor lee how this model stacks up in terms of the collaboration. >> this would be returning the stats all the time about 17 or 18 percent of the economy so sun valley is reilly coming off of intense managing. the cooler than in the united states is this the the facebook and google realty but it's much more sophisticated.
so we willing have the board come here and my recollection so evidentially is let's look at facebook and google and look at it some of the prostitution companies if you want to get the full picture of renovation you've got to paint this board picture of oakland frankly and how that's become a major export engine not just in agriculture but, you know, off those products being developed. the sister-in-law to this region is understand who you are; right? don't forget the cartoon and the brand perhaps misinterpreted by other parts of world. and leverage your special abstracts and advantages in a way that can lift up large
numbers of kids in this city and oakland and richmond and pittsburgh this is really critical that the united states go back it fundamentals and a understand how productive and innovative we are both in idea generation by in merchandising so we can move forward post recession with a much more sustainable model >> well san francisco is a very great place to live but not so clear on a desirable place to do bus. >> well, that certainly was on my mind when we were krofrd a few years ago from a company called tweeter they were looking at a large business in san francisco they were going to
grow if a 2 hundred employees to over 2 thousand but they couldn't pay that kind of tax for that growth and we are the only couldn't in the state of california that had the payroll tax to chu and i and kim got together with tweeter and thought we could forge something but not just give it to them therefore we looked at the whole of market street. we used to having some great places on market street and i understand some of the history that occurred there part of it was because we didn't do transportation well, that caused a lot of the businesses downfall so we survived with a challenge we we felt maybe this was the way to do is it is create an area where we can provide that
tax break but only if you locate this and deliver on the jobs you promised. that was a good 2-way street that started an important conversation 0 how we talk with new companies and visit them in do seduce their needs. we have today 4 thousand 8 hundred technical companies because. and i count every single one of the folks that work there >> the consumption on mid market goes from 10 the street to an. we got some pretty good skews because with tweeter and one king plain they all came about 5
to 7 of them. but the real skews the biggest success we felt was duo i didn't looshts came in at 8 and 10 and market without invite and said we don't need our taxation break we're going to locate our business right there and they're under construction as we speak. donates the real testament. i understand what government can do but i've been around the corn too. it's sustainable for government to run programs forever whether it's welfare. this is our role to get people on their feet. that's why i emphasis that example that we used we created the right invitation i believed
we identified the right infrastructure, we were working with them on bikes lanes to transportation routes, we commented to a safer market street so that's why you see the subway on market we helped them realize they could have a better market street and twitter is expanding the building the old building is completely filed and they're working on the building behind it but they've caused the incentive to occur that one of the most important thing is how do we built investigator confidence. eventually we're not going to have enough money but i've got to find ways to get a private company to come into san
francisco to build infrastructure. >> is manufacturing a missing piece can manufacturing come or will come back to treasure island i've heard mayor lee talk about this but what about people macro things. >> i believe it about provide an opportunity for people to make thing but what kinds of things will be made. there's kinds of kinds of advanced industries that require doiblg i technology and i think there are certain kind of components in the commercial area. there are plenty of areas in the bay maybe even perhaps hereafter manufacturing are. i'm struck when i stand back and look at the bay area.
but for the fact it requires you to go through a series of independent city entitlement processes which in and in and of itself are very, very painful. you think of the mayor island which is something that asset that lane arrest controls. mayor island could be a fabulous manufacturing because the bay is right there and the transportation is under. you look at the oakland army base and we talk about the strength that of oakland. the port of oakland is a very, very sixth asset for this region. so you think of the port of oakland and the fact that the oakland army base is an asset that could be developed to strength the port and therefore
the region. we have 8 thousand homes programmed to go into the treasury island and we have another 12 thousand homes to go 0 into the candle stick area with commercial space that could be spiritual manufacturing. my point is when you stand back and look at it you could have a situation and they're all linked by this wonderful reports we call the by the way. the birth problem is transportation. we have the bay. wouldn't it be great if we could have a reasonable thought about lincoln those wonderful resources for the benefit of the region so perhaps the manufacturing that is occurring 0 over there it could be on the alameda station.
the workers could be living on this island or hunters point and this could be through the bay. this is an incredible opportunity to lift the whole region in terms of capability in a manner that makes sense >> the merchandising is alive and well, in san francisco we have a movement called sf aid we've not only funded with our monies but we've instiltd in them we need to invite those folks the arts programs are very rich in san francisco. in fact, when you said stem i wanted to say steam. because who was there on market street it was the arts programs. great arts program burning man
and they were all there struggling with those run down buildings but creating an innovative spirit. we've identified for example, pier 70 which the dog patch area where those old building that steel used to be made and bus those vast warehouses we've been able to keep the historic buildings in a tack. we have companies bike chocolates and beer production all of that is still very good. i'll tell you people from china come over and ask me what is made in san francisco because if you've got something that says made in san francisco we will buy it because we know that will be a good high quality brand.
so you start seeing stimulus buck two in san francisco they're all made in san francisco. >> the wisdom is the labor cost are that, too hyphen and we can't compete with china but to add largest numbers of jobs what about that. >> i think that adding the job is a - you know, for a long time all what we he focused on was labor costs. i could take you to a small country called german. they decided we - we would have those close claksdz between research and companies themselves and we would have a feeder system of apprenticeships
and contrary academies so 20 percent of the german economy was about made up of eleven percent of the american country they didn't give up on merchandising. so it's not just about wages it's about quality, its about reliability of our energy supply; right? it's around supply nektsdz and supply chains that need to be closer to each other. what i see in the united states is farm activities they understand post recession. we still have the assets; right? whether it's the incural culture or better immigration whether it's capital willing to invest and still enough of a
production, you know, platform that if we're smart in this post recession environment we'll won't go back to the economy we'll move forward. i'm bullish about this and this region is rich in small batch and boutique on up to advanced >> technology will have a role in all of that as well. if you see this company 3-d technology for example, willing regulation in his the way we looked engineering systems because you could see it. auto desk is growing rapidly in san francisco they just opened up another portion of their work on pier 9. we're all talking about advanced manufacturing >> no longer have the machines
but the machines are operating with an ipad and your reading out precision cutting everybody from chocolates to clothing to manufactured products so extension is going to play a big thing in manufacturing. >> if you're joining us think on the radio we're talking about economic growth and we have ed lee mayor of san francisco and the bruce cats from the washington area. let's talk about enlightenment change and building green cities and a low carbon future away from fossil fultsdz fuels. mayor lee what is san francisco doing your projection was a leader and you're not out there
as much what is san francisco doing to modify tarnished a low carbon future like new york and other cities have seen >> first of all, mayor newsom when he made some announcements i was through and said okay. i'll do it and get it done. i was the led of his whole electric - we created the whole region for things that have to get regional so the electric vehicle nafblths my car is a chevy volt. i hardly ever get past the 40 miles so electric vehicles - >> they run