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let us march on till victory is won. (clapping) ladies and gentlemen i'm having the privilege to introduce a homeboy made good he was raised in bishop in the project area he went on to be one of the preserve contractors in the bay area mr. michael by an is one of the general partners for the building of the george senior
center we're proud of you, please come on stage (clapping) and well, it gives me great pleasure standing before you and sometimes 375 woodside we've been there and said what we're doing we committed ourselves 5 years ago i had women calling me saying your momma used to cut my hair all i can say my grandmother said we've come a a long way so we have to give him a hand our contempt and we have to pay respects to salazar who fought the obstacles and others
we've done 5 hope projects and the person i'm going to introduce ms. contacting davis there's nobody, nobody i mean nobody (clapping) nobody i'm just going to say kathy come on up here (clapping.) thank you. let me just tell you i'm not willie brown. i was counting on him for all the jokes and fun, i have to do this now his back went out so
pray for someone whose not feeling well pray inform willie brown and thank him if i had to think of one politician i have a four package his, see exactly what this it took the one person whose the chair of our fund committee is former mayor willie brown i promised him the video he'll get to see it so give him a hand (clapping) george has always told me don't go to willie brown for the small stuff. so i really want to thank even for being here. this is a spell your last name day toro everyone dr. davis
family is here the family is in the house the daviss. i want to acknowledge the board of directors and we're going to do that they're my boss and they're in the house we'll have them stand but i want to thank them from the bottom of my heart so thank you. i want to start out by thinking a little bit about what dr. davis meant he was a forward thinker and thinking about bayview in the day and bayview has changed and is different but he was thinking about it 20 years ago. and this took 20 years. and later on i'm going to talk
about the beautiful people and how they've helped us and supported our organization but it was really dr. davis is the reason we're here so i want to remember that and to know we're his legacy to carry it forward when he passed it had to be hundreds and hundreds of people to make this day happen and you'll hear about that. to get to this day so a lot of other things i want to say the other things i want to say something about this housing it's going to be for the seniors in bayview. it was advocated for the seniors and dr. davis would want me to say how the seniors can get in it. bouquet it the day to take a maker i went to denny's when
something big happened but we'll have to go to denny's. the first time popcorn i'm going to introduce is dr. william walker the longtime advocate when people didn't bother with us he's the chair of directors and he would help us. (clapping.) >> distinguished and honorable persons on the platform may i mention one or two names this is the honorable and distinguished nancy pelosi we all love (clapping) and honorable mayor of the city
of st. louis mayor ed lee would you give him a nice round of clause. to my brothers and sisters who are here san francisco is a world-class city you can't have a world-class city without a world-class clark class neighborhood like the bayview service center is a world-class center. (clapping.) >>. and today, we came not to just talk and give out information but to celebrate. i remember sophie maxwell i was in her office she said pastor walker we need a visible
momentum in bayview that will represent the development and the growth and how we love those people and the senior citizen housing project and we're going to build and the senior citizen now office will be there if you building that give the lord a hand and all the people up here. come on would you repeat after me. i believe this is it >> (repeated.) the monument that will set the pace in bayview hunters point. it's my distinguished privilege to ask the board of directors to stand and face the audience (clapping) reverend hall and sally attorney
carl williams and dr. church well. thank you very much. and we need 3 more, we need 3 more fiscal board members. 3 more effective board members kwsh said you need to diversity that board so we need someone for the economic community s that has thousands and thousands of dollars to bring and the ethnic community that's not bayview hunters point it's an ethnic community thank you very much for those words (clapping.) okay. next is tony salazar he and doctor davis made a handshake and now here we are
>> good morning it's a pleasure to share the stage with such distinguished people. i want to share the word from our company the national real estate company that builds urban homes around the city we've build one hundred and 68 housing in rough areas around the united states. we went to cleveland decades ago when everyone was leaving and after hurricane katrina we've built 15 hundred units there. (clapping.) the city of detroit declares bankrupts and we were there the next day we go where not only wants to do we built one hundred
and 68 developments in those communities and built them for people that need descendent affordable housing. that's what we choose to do and those are the kind of developments we want to do. this is the only development i've done that has chosen me (clapping) and that's the gospel truth. 6 years ago i got a phone call from michael by an a mutual friend of george davis who calls me and says i have a friend looking for a developer i think you're the guy that can get along with him and meet his dandy live in la i flew up and met we talked about and he
introduced me to his lovely wife and we had lunch and through three done some dominos and played cards ii went home (laughter) >> a few weeks later, he calls back we ate more peach cobbler and through down more dominos after the fourth time he liens over and says you're my developer. this project choose me (clapping) the board of directors choose me (clapping) the city of san francisco choose me i've got to tell everyone here that i very much appreciate the opportunity and thank you for your hospitality i hope we
build the beyond our exceptions and look forward to having you all back for the groundbreaking (clapping.) okay. the next person what can i say when nobody be acknowledged in us and wouldn't fund the money and george talked to everyone one person believed that's brenda wright (clapping.) thank you. well pastor walker said you remember what i said about big dollars and it's like being in church (laughter) who can tell the pastor no. so i'm just thrilled to be here
this morning. this goes back a long way and the thing that makes me feel good about this day is dr. davis i think i met you guys 10 years ago and he had this vision sea shared it and i said okay. we worked together and funded the study around the bayview compassed but for me and wells fargo this is what it's about how do you show up and make a difference. i get even though prim of being here but i have team members that do fabulous workday in and out they're here this morning. i want to thank them for their support of vision of helping community skewed financial. we do a lot in san francisco
last year, we gave over 20 million and one thing my chairman says you've never seen the thriving bank in a poor neighborhood a neighborhood that's not successful so it's our vision and goal to help the community like the bayview be successful so i want to thank the bayview hunters point and the staff this is a fabulous staff. you know when you go to meetings they feed you fried chicken but thank you kathy you plowed open and your encourage and the work of the folks of this center you've done a stellar job on behalf of wells fargo here thrilled to be part of the
community and so thank you very much (clapping) >> okay. the woman that needs inform introduction except we love her and she's been here our congresswoman the leader of the democratic house of representatives nancy pelosi (clapping.) >> thank you. good morning everyone. this will be the time i would say i'm honored to be here with you will have you with the members of the official first name of san francisco. but that's not why i'm here today, this is personal. this is about george davis it's personal for so many of us here
and, of course, i'm proud to be here with supervisor cowen and supervisor campos and our gishd mayor and senator leno so many her in spirit including supervisor max wells mother who's so much a part of this. we like what brenda had to say that was great. dr. walker hopes that i don't mind if i take a little religious liberty as i talk about george and linda richardson has been a force and your beautiful welcome and leadership and service linda. kathy knows how much george meant to me and for decades i'd
come to the senior center we'd have your birthday parties and i w0r7b9d what am i going to leave here being assigned to do you all know. to his family that's visiting i see the resemble lance making the point he's not here today but he is he had to go up there to finish this off. this is american people incredible person. a map with a dream. a man with a vision. a man with an intelligent. to make a plan to get the job done. a man with a heart who knew that people needed not
help cooperation, cooperation to have their ideas to have a better life and community. kathy knows that george was a teacher to many of us one of the things i loved that made him different all that he was doing and all the grandness of it he had this thing about people who had been in prison. it was easy to talk about seniors and children and this it was clear he took the gospel of matthew i was hunger when i was in prison you visited me. christ said that. elevating those people. as our responsibility.
george davis taught us how to incorporate that in what we did as a value. and that if we skewed we were better for it. so, i mean i loved him much and i was proud to go to the floor of the house and talk about him as he and contacting had so much energy and never down. it was just keep on keeping on. and think about how it grew i'm thinking back over 25 years ago with balloons and all the rest and bigger and bigger and now here we are this great mrirnt. it's an honor to be here with you but more important it's
personally it's a personal opportunity one that i wouldn't have missed because when george davis is honored we're doing gods work why do we always prayer for gods work he's already blessed that george davis did gods work and kathy did just that (clapping) just think just think of those people in this housing when it comes to be warmed comforted, housed, respected with great district because of the vision relentlessness the strategic thinking the concerning the passion and persistence and the love that kathy had for dr.
george davis. thank you all for allowing that me to be part of this (clapping (clapping.) it's a great day for san francisco when mayor ed lee who linda refers to as a leader on human rights but really in every capacity he's certified in when he became mayor he brought together ideas and the know how to get the job done and indeed he's anonymous gotten the job bun but brought san francisco together in doing so the great mayor of san francisco mayor ed lee (clapping.) thank you very much >> thank you, everybody.
thank you, thank you everyone i'll be short because i am (laughter) but anyone kathy you know i enjoy working with you and there's a couple of things i want to say. i think we're here also to fulfill promises that made long-range ago when i see sophie and others who talked about the promises and also mentioned a lot that was never fulfilled she reminds me and malia and our leaders at the board that are working at the board others in the private sector a lot of promises yet to be fulfilled so when we're here and know there's a great mile stop sign in the name of george davis and kathy we're also saying as tony mentioned the
housing movement and the movement to build our neighborhood if we invest in them has been a movement that's calling out for a longs long time for people to join whether in their wells fargo or the next tech on that should be on your board we'll get that done yeah. it's about something that our convicts are trying to learn from us. how do you fulfill promises. how do we do that i only know of one way like leader pelosi as taught me and willie brown keeps teaching me that i have the fantastic opportunity to learn from to bring people dorothy together that's how us operational people get tension
to the details. that's why mohammed got his folks her this morning. we know there's a lot of people depending upon us a lot of people in the past they're waiting for their goals to get fulfilled 20 years is awesome awesome patient. i'm in a hurry let's not forgot this moment we need more of you to come into the movement you're being called not only to celebrate dr. davis legacy but one hundred and 20 unit is a good start let's get to the rest of it. 90 of those units will go to folks in alice grifrth so they can have a place but the next phase is the neighborhood we have to build leader pelosi and
i will be at hunters view last thing there's been a lot of steroids about those gold coins that weref. found somebody was visually that that would be lucky for us whenever i've come to bayview i've also found gold coins they're the people you're the gold coins that everybody is looking for (clapping) because when they find i and when we're found we are the richer for that as a whole city. this is how i see the bayview hunters point and the other areas let's make those areas rich bits both who we are as
people and joining us u up and making more people involved this is what the city is about. the gold rush was an triathlons finding the people making lives changed and transforming them and making sure the people who wanted to be here will have the opportunity. this is what dr. davis was about and exactly what kathy it doing we've got senior housing 20 will be for homeless individuals we've made that promise and 3 thousand unit are fulfilling that and tony is making promises i'm there to make sure we getting get to those promises so sophie is saying i'm still waiting she'll be enjoying progress and milestones.
getting another story for you kids so when you take over kids we're not giving us detect this is an enjoyable day but let's turn around and call other to this movement so we built this build more and more there's so much more to do and i'm calling you out to bring other. thank you very much i've enjoying being here today (clapping) i had the great pleasure i don't know, you know, so moved, commissioners, that motion passes sometimes when you're working as mayor of san francisco you get so concentrated open what you're doing those days we need help as leader pelosi has given us we
need help with the state and senator leno has about that openhearted area opened ordinary he's helping me on one of the more important thing to keep people in their homes and not be victims of speculator real estate. i want to thank senator leno for the leadership and he's been at this calling a long time. senator leno >> (clapping) >> got my marshall orders from kathy to keep it short. >> distinguished gifts and supporters of dr. george davis shourdz and senior center we all
loved dr. davis and remember him a gentle giant not only in physical statute but in his ability to dream big and to implement those big dreams. george had the heart of a at the same time the vision of a pro get and the determination of a woirs he wanted to make sure our father addressed great grandparent will live their life with district and faith those are the block we're breaking here today. everything i've said about dr. george davis