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going until about 1:00 a.m.. we would offer live music on any given night. we expect to do a lot of corporate business, related to any business that comes into the convention center. vice chair joseph: any other questions? >> its is the occupancy load is to be determined. >> it has been established at 250 by the fire department. >> are you going to have outside promoters? >> absolutely not. vice chair joseph: anybody else?
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ok. conversation? >> the captain again. i have no objections to this venue. vice chair joseph: thank you so much. i appreciate that. any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. this group of owners owns a number of really great venues around town. we do not have any problems with them usually at all. the venues are upscale and great in my experience. this particular location i have looked at. it is underground. i think noise will not be an issue because of where it is. i wish you a lot of luck. i am glad someone is developing that space. it is screaming to have someone develop it. having said that, i would like
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to entertain a motion. >> i moved to approve this permit. commissioner perez: aye. commissioner tan: aye. vice chair joseph: aye. good luck to you. item number six, commissioners' comments and questions. commissioner perez: i am working on the collateral sale at monday. we are looking forward to that. vice chair joseph: good job. >> this is something very similar, a freestanding banner. when we are doing things like small business week or anything
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that is not in city hall, people can know we are there. this is pretty neat. >> regarding sixth street, a lot of people say the neighborhood is changing and is totally different now. i just want to say that that has been the same neighborhood for a very long time. anyone who thinks that are going to open a venue there and change the whole neighborhood -- people live there. it is a community. people have been there for many years. just because they are not wealthy enough to afford a $12 cartel does not mean that are not a community or that are not a thriving community. to think you are going to go into sixth street -- i am not sure that is what our applicant tonight was saying. i just hear that a lot. i want to make sure people understand there are people who
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live there. it is a thriving, vibrant community. it may have its issues, but you should consider the people who are there as a community. with that, i am going to invite you to the harvey milk club 36- year anniversary party celebrating the best in my life. a 90-year-old will be accepting his lifetime achievement award. it will be an amazing evening. is a multimedia up live music and performance event. commissioner tan: nothing for me. vice chair joseph: my only comment is san francisco private june 23-24, civic center. the lineup has yet to be announced. i have nothing to announce.
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but martyr calendars. it is going to be a really busy weekend this year for sure. with that, new business, anybody? i move to adjourn. thank you all for coming. >> let me thank the marine corps division band and the color guard for joining us and making
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this such a very special occasion. let me welcome each and every one of you on behalf of the war memorial opera house board, last that i come for dissipate, and they extend an invitation to each one of you to for this update because this retired member of the united states marine corps, a veteran and his wonderful wife, george n. charles schulz -- george and charlotte shultz. this afternoon, we are doing something that, frankly, should have been done a long time ago. in this city, when the concept of a memorial for veterans what spurs done, they said it would be right here.
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of course, we have finally, after many, many tries, got this right. in 1936, the construction produced it, and then there was six or seven additional times from the original time, and it does not to work, but finally, about two or three years ago, we got it right. the board of trustees decided in their wisdom to say thank-you to two incredible san franciscans in making the horseshoe circle named in their honor. all of you have come for this occasion. the man who presides over this city, for purposes of everything, is, of course, the mayor. directly across the street is where he journeys from on this occasion. ladies and gentlemen, let me
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present to you, the mayor of the city and county of san francisco, would just celebrated his 60th birthday, mayor ed lee. mayor lee: thank you, and they are brown, and thank you, everybody, for coming. -- thank you, mayor brown, and thank you, everybody, for coming. the years that followed the san francisco earthquake were filled with grandiose plans to rebuild our city. perhaps the best realize is the san francisco memorial -- war memorial and performing arts center. the ground was broken to build the war memorial in honor of san franciscans who had served during world war i. in addition to honoring those veterans, the memorial gave a permanent residence to the opera, the symphony, and
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eventually, the ballet. the war memorial and performing arts center has great historic significance, including housing, the signing ceremony of our united nations charter in 1945. today, we are making history erosity and support of mr. and mrs. stephen bechtel. with a grant of $1.5 million -- [applause] from there foundation and in honoring charlotte and george shultz, we are that much closer to fulfilling the original vision of the war memorial complex, which was to include a moral right in his courtyard. as a small token of our city's appreciation, i am pleased to present to you a certificate of honor. i know it is not worth $1.5
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million, but maybe the personality of me added with willie brown comes close. if i may present to you, on behalf of the city, our great certificate of honor and a gracious personal thanks for your contribution. [applause] >> it is very kind of you. >> thank you. mayor lee: the bechtels generously gave their contribution, and together with that gift, it is only appropriate that the war memorial trustees also decided to recognize charlotte and george by renaming this carriage drive in their honor. charlotte and george, for your dedication to both veterans and the arts, embody the war memorial's founding purpose as a cultural center and a lasting
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dedication to the men and women of san francisco who served our country. it is my pleasure to join the bechtels and the war memorial today by declaring today, may 10, 2012, charlotte and george shultz day in san francisco. [applause] but you cannot park that carriage freely in our city. [laughter] [applause] >> mayor lee, thank you, very, very much. it was just slide of two years ago -- i should say just north of two years ago, from the board on which charlotte served and
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the great inspiration was from a real veteran, a man who carries the title of general. he announced the arrival of the carriage just earlier, but more importantly, he cobbled together a real idea that the veterans beautiful memorial must be complete and must be done. mayor lee, not only did the bechtels generously give of their own to this effort, but they did what we politicians love to do, and that is scilicet it from our friends, additional help. this project received the benefit of that great mailing list. i wish i could get my hands on it because it produced almost as much as they had given,
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completed the payment, and made the good general very, very happy as well as his board. ladies and gentlemen, words from steven that bill -- bechtel. [applause] thank you. we still call you meier, don't we? >> you can, if he does not mind. -- we still call you mayor. >> thank you, mayor willie brown. it is an honor to be with you on this occasion. it is very appropriate to name a facility after george and charlotte. san francisco is home for many important people, but none made as great a contribution to our country as george shultz.
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charlotte has given great service to our city and our state. i believe all year extend a great thanks to them for their great services to our country, to california, and to san francisco. i would like to complement our city for recognizing at them in this manner -- i would like to compliment our city for recognizing the - manner. thank you very much. [applause] that of mayor -- >> mayor lee, the time has come. join me and proceed to do the dedication of horseshoe drive, which has been dedicated by the opera house board in honor of george and charlotte schulz.
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mayor lee: it is my pleasure joining all of you to announce this dedication on behalf of our city, on behalf of the war memorial, dedicating this carriageway to be charlotte and george shultz way of san francisco. [applause] horseshoe drive. [applause] ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, secretary george shultz and
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chief of protocol, charlotte schulz, the honorees. [applause] >> thank you, distinguished guests, my fellow board members. nancy and i would call this a wow day, and it is a wonderful day. i was sitting here thinking that from my home town, mineola, texas, for willie, and board of texas, for me, i do not know whether they would have named a street for us there or not, but there would have been a problem because in both of those towns, there is only one street, and it has already been named main street. it is breathtaking to think that a street here is named for george and myself. coming in on the carriage, i
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rather like that. the surprise is i guess that they are giving us the carriage and horses? i cannot wait to arrive at the opera. mayor, do you think we should get some permits for the horse and carriage on russian hill? i don't know. seriously, everybody knows that has ever talk to me more than a few minutes that i am passionate about these buildings. i have had the opportunity of being involved with the bond issues for the symphony hall, the restoration of the opera house, and, of course, the city hall, may gift -- helping mayer brown with that a bit -- helping mayor brown. it was said that the only thing that was not done when these buildings were built is the memorial for veterans because we ran out of money. have you all heard about that before?
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what happened is that writing in not on a carriage but on a charger was mike and wilkes little group because they came in leading the charge to raise the money for this memorial, so they are certainly to be commended. and then to go out and get their army of people for money and, most particularly [no audio] and by the way, happy birthday, steve. it is his birthday today. [applause] it is a great honor to know that that memorial that will be here and this horseshoe drive will put its arms around a wonderful memorial for veterans who i know that we respect so much and admire so much, and this is a long-awaited, and we are so
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happy to be part of it. so, may i present my veterans, my marine, my secretary, george shultz. [applause] >> i want to second of all of the banks that charlotte has talked about. -- the thanks that charlotte has talked about. most importantly, my great friend, steve. we have been pals for a long, long time, and i cannot tell you anybody i respect more and look to as a genuine friend. . [applause] i'm wearing a tie that ronald reagan gave me back in the primary days in 1979-1980, and it has a nonpartisan cinnamon on it. it says, "democracy is not a spectator sport." -- it has a non partisan
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sentiment on it. so get in. i have always felt that public service is a great privilege and a great opportunity, but no one serves more than the veterans served in the armed forces. particularly veterans who served in combat. so i think it is so necessary and so inappropriate to finally have this special memorial here in this place. in northern california area, there are more veterans than in 48 of the 50 states. so this is hallowed ground for veterans, right around here, and i think that adds to the appropriateness of this place. but look at the setting. city hall.
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symbolizes the idea of government by free people. government representing, giving us governance on the basis of that representation. that is the idea we go out and fight for. and the veterans building there. and then in this setting where if you listen closely, you can hear the wonderful, soaring music of the symphony. you can hear the arias and the opera and the grace and beauty of our ballet. in this wonderful performing arts, it gives us the soul of the treaty to the veterans, and it says that we respect you.
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we love you, and we thank you, so as a veteran myself, particularly if you have been in combat, you know how close you are, i want to say on my own behalf, thank you. [applause] >> there are two or three people that we need to identify, george and charlotte, because they are here as part of the honor group, but they hold title. sheriff hennesey, just appointed by the mayor to run the department, she is here, first female sheriff of our city. greg sur, the police chief. as supervisor eric mar, who comes from the second super of
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the soil district -- no, first supervisial --supervisorial district. i want to thank each and every one of you on behalf of the board of trustees of the war memorial opera house board, and, of course, on behalf of the mayor of the city. all of you taking part in the ceremony, it is really important to say job well done to two very important people. now, we invite you to join charlotte and george in the lobby of the opera house. we will continue the drinking that started at 4:30 this afternoon. [laughter] the reception is inside. please join us in the opera house for a reception honoring and celebrating this momentous occasion.
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thank you very much for coming. [applause]
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