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this beautiful december day to mark this ground breaking of the exciting new edition of the san francisco landscape. my name is mike sanford. i work for the reality corporation. it's my pleasure to be your mc today. on behalf of reality and all of our partners and this development project. welcome. i was talking to my daughter this morning, she's 4 years old and she says to me like most days, "daddy, what are you doing today?" actually i have a very exciting day. we are meeting with people this afternoon and most importantly i get to be part of this ground breaking project and the mayor is going to be here. he runs the city and thinking she would be very impressed with her father. and she says okay, can i watch my
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little pony on your ipad. she will be the media worker and i know this will be the cutting edge when she's ready to join the work force. 333 brandon is the lead project development in san francisco. like everything that we are inspired to do in this great city it's a very special project. it's located at the nexus of the industrial city's past and all the future. it creates a unique opportunity for us to explore the character and contemporary spaces and operating systems designed to increase worker productivity. it incorporates many of today's many ideas of sustainable development and operation. as you will hear from our partner david johnson and his firm. it has our leadership goal to high
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quality enterprises in san francisco and nurtures a business environment that supports strong economic growth as you will hear from mayor lee. it also established new benchmark for what is possible today for commercial development and you will happy hear from our company leader. john kilroy. i think you will understand that we are a huge believer of san francisco. we have demonstrated that faith in local management, resources and development. it has taken a big teamworking together very closely to bring us to today's ground breaking. that is a lot of people and we are glad to see to many people with us today. it's my pleasure to introduce one of the city's biggest visionaries and supporters. the mayor learned from the very beginning what a very exciting opportunity this
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has been and he's supported us every way through this development. i know my daughter will understand 1 day how special it is to have him here. please welcome honorable mayor lee. >> mike, thanks very much. congratulations to you and certainly to john and what a wonderful design concept you have here for sure. i'm really excited to see this go up. first of all, happy holidays! it's always great to be with john kilroy because he's been a great partner in our economic recovery for the city. i can't think of another developer who has been so diverse in its work and the kind of tenants that are coming into his buildings. if you have a chance, like a lot of us walking down from the bart station to the ballpark on second street, you will see what i mean when you see the vibe -- of that whole corridor
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and the wonderful projects that it's done. today's site, i have to say to you, i have been to this site before. any other it's a parking lot but it was the firefighter's chili cook off site. on occasions you have some good events here but it represents some of those areas that are under valued and the great companies like this and you look at these historic areas and you think what could we do to bring more value to it and as you see this open floor plan, windows that can operate. the idea that you can have a building that not only matches some of the historic buildings around here and compliments it which is design, but could be as modern as what you would
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expect. we need those buildings, we need those examples. john and his team, they are all coming up. also, it's not in expensive to do this. i mean, you have to add on some additional cost for that and i want to thank you for that because having a water reclamation system on the site is incredibly reflective. that means we are hoping for rain. but it is, i think a very demonstrate -- a modern progressive design. but also designed for a very diversed bunch of clients and the new, it's not just tech, it could be anybody that wants to work in a collaborative environment. what happens when you look at the
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kilroy portfolio, you see the tenants, pack 12, new ones like kc, i think it's tv and some other names that i can't even pronounce, crinkle is one of them and others that i have yet to visit. i have to do that on my tuesdays is visit some of these sites that i can't pronounce. i want to congratulations you and thank the other departments that be working closely with you to make sure that we honor the pace of these developments because these are very invaluable times to us right now. i predict that a couple years from now we'll look back and say, gosh, these were good times to work closely together because it is about economic recovery. it is about jobs for everyone, for everyone, for all different incomes in the city.
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and these are areas of the city where we are challenged where we have under utilized. there will be more sites where we identify yesterday. we can do creative things and i will be tapping the creativeness of kilroy reality for helping me with house dmangdz -- demands in this city as well. we need this creative approach constantly and you are going to see this building immediately with these creative forces that are offering more jobs and creating more jobs that are sustainable for the long-term. i just want to see what it's doing in this area so close to the transit system and park. this is going to be a great building. the materials they are going to be using is going
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to be complimentary and complimentary to what you see on the revitalization of the market with all the companies that are there. i want to again thank kilroy for being such a great leader. by the way, in addition to being a fantastic realtor and developer, john has been great. thank you, john, for your support that in a very big way. he's actually civic minding and participating in so many other things. they have their own giving foundation that i have been very thankful for because you are also showing that fill -- philanthropic season. i'm here for the last chili cook off and
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make sure that we are working to create more opportunities for the people to succeed in this city. kilroy, congratulations, johnson, thanks for your fantastic design and working together for putting this on and to your whole family happy holidays! and congratulations. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you very much, mr. mayor. i had the pleasure of first working with dave johnson on the development of square one here in soma. i'm glad we can collaborate again today. please welcome our architect dave johnson. [ applause ] >> good morning, everybody. thank you very much. these are
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such kind words, it's amazing. it's a beautiful day. thank you, mike. but i want to say this you to the people to the community of south park who might be here today to see this conversion that it's making from a parking lot that had a cultural history from a chili cook off that will be a new vibrant addition to the neighborhood. this is such a tremendous change. this neighborhood is an important fabric of san francisco and the future of san francisco. our approach when we started this project was humbling by first understanding the nature of this place as the mayor described. one of the textures of the neighborhood, one of the opportunities for light, air, views, shade, habitat, art and joy, where could we tap into.
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single family -- we brace the challenge and the opportunities of the future. defining opportunities that can create long value and how about a property that increases value over time in this neighborhood. in doing so we work at multiple scales called the cradled framework in a design to create more good rather than less bad. at first we started the smaller scales, we continued to work at the small scales and continue to work with a team to find those materials that are going to promote human and ecological health down to the molecule. one of the products that we are most excited about and i think we are going to be one of the very first to use a substitute for firing a brick where we are going to be using a biological
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process to create brick paveers similar to that brick to create a model. at the broader scale we've adopted and supported the strategy that the city has put forward in this neighborhood to create an eco district and we continue to support these ideas as we find ways to share resources and spaces and places to create a courtyard that we share. create streets that in vietinvite people and share resources and buildings. i want to thank you very much for this opportunity. we have a tremendous team that we all should give a hand to. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, dave. i have that had privilege of working with john kilroy now for about 3 years. i recognized
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early on that he has three attributes for effective leadership. he's always looking ahead for the important ideas that shape the future of commercial real estate. at the same time he's absolutely grounded in the moment. he's committed to delivering every project to the highest standards. there would be no 333 brandon street without john's vision and energy and optimism and ability to move a project forward. it's my pleasure to introduce him now. please welcome john kilroy, president and ceo of the company. [ applause ] >> he's either a germ foeb. thank you for the comment. i'm sure your daughter will be a tech person. it's great to see everybody here today and thanks
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for coming out. it's actually nice and warm right here where it's back in the shade it's a bit chilly. as mike noted we've been deepening our commitment to the city in a spectacular way in the course of three years. we have 4.5 million square feet that we own or operating or under construction including this development here. this represents a total investment of several billion dollars and we are not done. i can tell you we are working on a lot of other opportunities here in this community and i have to say and i said this to multiple groups, investor groups, when ed is gone as mayor of the city, we have to send him to washington because he knows how to get things done. if we have him back there, think of the revitalization we can have as
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the economics in the united states. i could not say enough about our mayor ed lee. he's a remarkable guy and that goes for the city department that we work with on a daily basis. this is a great example of our commitment to quality and long lasting product and to the environment. i want to take a moment to introduce someone very special to the kilroy organization, our vice-president of sustainability. sarah, stand up, wave. shake hands with the mayor. you can tell your daughter you did that. this is a woman that academic -- came into my office several years ago. i knew her dad very well. we were very good friends and she was getting a masters degree and her dad asked me if i would meet with her and talk about the future and not for the idea of working for kilroy,
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but i said, you know what, the right place for you is here because i want to be the leader in office buildings in the united states and you come to work for us and show us how it's done and she has done a remarkable job. so sarah, thanks very much. [ applause ] this project isn't the biggest one in the city that we are doing or that anybody is doing. but it's a pretty remarkable project. it's a second lead in platinum building. we tried to make it net zero. you can't do it in existing law but we are working to change the law. it embraces everything that we hold dear at kilroy. i'm sure it's going to be real successful. we are having a number of discussions right now. but the platinum design includes among other things, a living roof, reducing emissions, a huge bike storage
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area. i like to ride bikes. shower, locker facilities for people that ride bikes and work out. we are talking about rain water being harvested to flush toilets and renewable power generated on-site. this building will consume 2 percent less negligent and 45 percent less water. in nearly 95 percent of what you see today will be recycled, all of this stuff here, 95 percent of this is going to be recycled into the project itself. think of that, less trucks on the street. it's all good. and it's pretty amazing that we have the technology in this country to do those kinds of amazing things today. it uses every inch of space to create large work spaces to
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create collaboration from the work force from the ground to the rooftop garden. you will see court yards and other places that we are beyond requirement to do. i'm a landscape freak, quality freak and that permeates our entire organization. we want to be an example of what others could and should do. there aren't as many people doing it as there should be. so, rather than just keep going on about the building itself, you will see it soon enough. but i like to thank a number of folks here because as mike said, it does take a team. our architect, you met johnson, fashion park, the entire william mcdonalds team, wsp
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group, sandas, and creek, thank you very much. the contractors, the builders and melanie and phillips, our land use attorney, tim ruben, the brokerage firm, elliot and english and special thanks to my partners from the corporation. jeff, our vice-president of development and construction services. carl brown, the project engineer, brandon hwang, director of development, and senior vice-president of development services, we live in a world today where there is business, there is civic responsibility, there is opportunity to create these amazing environments. the city of san francisco like any well intended entity, it will
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make a few mistakes here or there, but by and large, when you just as we all do as husbands and wives and parents, when you take a look at san francisco in the total context, i know of no place in this country that is this forward thinking, it's a liberal city that understand in order to have the money to do great things for citizens, it has to have a robust business climate. i can't think of a better place to be, it almost makes me teary eyed what we can do with this country if we had the same spirit as san francisco does. with that, i would like to say, last but not least, you can't do this without a great partnership with the city. the mayor, you know i love the guy. i really do. he's amazing. i have six kids. i'm so worried about their future in this
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country. i want to believe that every level of politics it would be amazing. thank you supervisor james, and tom and we can't do this without you. merry christmas. happy hanukkah, happy holidays! thank you. [ applause ] cut the string. 123. >> >> >> good afternoon and welcome
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to the san francisco board of supervisors i'm scott wiener to my right is supervisor kim and we'll be joined shortly by supervisor chiu. i want to thank sfgovtv for broadcasting today jonathan and supervisor yee i didn't. madam clerk, are there any announcements? >> please silence all electronic devices. and items acted upon today will be on the next before meeting. >> please call item one. >> it's a reliability of the street light plan. >> okay. thank you and i called for this hearing today on the state of
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san francisco's street lights and strategies going forward. street lights are a critical part of our industries utility and public safety infrastructure. our street light system helps, of course, light up our roads and sidewalks and plays an important role from our cities quality of life. role in public safety of our neighborhoods because of well lighted street is safer than a dark street. and also allows for more vibrate night life for people out on the street whether it's with their neighbors or in a commercial area. our street lights in san francisco have been challenging. to put it mildlyly. we have too many street lights that are are burnt-out or
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otherwise see 0 unlikely the infrastructure is old and it at times is taking two along to fix the street lights that burn out in addition, we our street lights in san francisco are very car and street focused and not pedestrian focused so we see frequently street lights that are very tall and designed to 0 light the roadway for cars but don't light the sidewalks for pedestrian given how their positions and given they can he'll be blocked excuse me. by trees and so forth. and it's really a system i think was designed and put in place during a period of time our
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country was focused on cars and forget the fact that we have many pedestrians and people who use our sidewalks and need having to have those situations lighted you are about to give about a year and a half ago i called for a hearing we heard from the public works commission and from pg&e which are the two folks who operate more or less half-and-half the street lights in san francisco. we heard about the time it took to get lights going again once they burn out and in particular pg&e had some challenges around response time and was working on those challenges we talked about that quite a bit at the last hearing. we talked to the puc to talk
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about strategies to get that agencies on converting our street light system. both agencies updated on their effort to improve their reliability of the system including pg&e talked about some of the improvements it maikd made in terms of the days it would take to respond to 3wr7b9d out lights. at the conclusion of that hearing both agency made some commitments about improvements they would implement in the coming months and so today wee i reknown this hearing to hear from both agencies to hear what has changed with respect to some if the discussion items. i'm particularly interested in
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the amount of time or the frequently the amount of time it takes on average to remainder those lights and the progress we've made towards transitioning our street light to a more friendly pedestrian. i'm looking forward to the discussion following the hearing it's my intent to craft whether a resolution or perhaps an ordinance to set 80 some clearer or consistent standards for our street light system in san francisco. i'll recognize supervisor jane kim >> thank you for calling this hearing. it continues to be a hot topic of something our office hears a lot if from our district residents the brightness of our lights around public safety but
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to help pedestrians feel safe walking through the neighborhood. when we had portions of the mission neighborhood as well as its a large issue. what's been frustrating once we respond to those calls it is often taking long periods of time often months to get an answer from public works and pg&e who has ownership over the lighted and getting the lights to go brighter. i realize there are probably a simple issue like budget issues but it's helpful for folks to have a clear pathway to understand who has ownership over our lights and how we can do a better job and who we're lobbying to get better lights
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throughout the neighborhood. it's an issue we have blocks dark in the south of market and mission as well. we're working to get lights in the tenderloin with the puc we have the least amount of lights there and most homeowners don't own cars we want 80 a better process to continue that and, of course, the brightness. the alley i have got the new lights and it makes a difference in feeling safer so thank you for working on that. i know this was part of pe w but learning more about that process is helpful >> thank you and i'm glad you brought up the coronation issue we've been tracking that and it appears there has been strides
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made with puc and pg&e and 311 your right it's a significant frustration when people sometimes there is confusion about who has what street lights we think it's pg&e but itself that concludes my presentation. with that said we'll go to the presentation we'll hear from puc and pen pg&e and open this up for public comment. first, i want to invite barking from the public utilities commission >> welcome back. >> thank you barbara assistant general manager at the sf puc. i'm happy to present and go through a brief overview of street lights here in san francisco >> talk about our plans for street light improvements given ourai

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