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be there in 2016 but the mayors commitment i was talking to leo roadway who died in 2013 and we were saying after i called him up he said randy ed is one of us he gets the tenderloin and i think that's the highest contribute mayor ed lee you've lgsz the tenderloin thank you for your support (clapping.) thank you >> good afternoon. welcome to the tenderloin. >> wow. >> it's wonderful to say i know that supervisor kim and i have been waiting to join all the people at the can do kudo and get our tenderloin community certainly with a friend like
randy to really repeat what supervisor kim and i have been saying it starts with the arts. you know, the arts is something donates a medium for people to express why where they've come from we've seen that over and over with the mid-market channels with the parts the gritty parts of the streets where arts led the way it says let's bring a light to this whole area and allow people to express themselves and join up with the other inspections randy had a great idea many years ago and the only thing i'm sorry is it's come to late with so many years of effort but that's a contributed if you're
down here on friday afternoons with the wonderful musical contributions with the jazz enbobbles and the music. it's a way to look at the tenderloin in a different light and perhaps understand it's history in the last one hundred years. it's a way to do that through the uptown tenderloin museum. and, yes it's at the heart of probably our biggest challenge for supervisor kim and i, we established with board president president chiu the payroll tax exemption we wanted to find a way to insight positive environmentalists in our communities. you've seen that in mid-market we wanted to make sure with the help of the c p m y agreement and the help of the neighborhoods that have been
strong in helping us keep affordable housing here like the tenderloin development with the economic strategy that our own office of economic workforce development has rejected in the conversation and with huge contributions like architects like olsen perking kins and others who have contributed money in time and design and building your subcontractors you're going to hear about them as well along with the support we're still going to be asking companies that aor he moving 0 n here we want them to pay attention to the tenderloin when you do that you'll see startling recoveries we have not seen before you've seen that along
tooeshg street and again led with the arts. other buildings piano fights moving into the original joe site ace the arts foundation the movement and support of them along mid-market we've invigorated performances that are going onto the theatre working with us to actually bring the arts and now with an uptown tenderloin museum that is part of the arts and also part of talking the history of that great city and part of the city. i want to congratulate randy he's figure out so hard and what everyone says gnawing i'm not that interested well, it's happening before our icing and happening deliberating.
i can't wait to be here in 2016 when it opens up >> urge the lead as mayor too. >> we'll have walks down here and people will see the beautifully beauty of the people yes. the low income what's wrong with that this is where it's been affordable and, yes we have channels and working with the small businesses that's why we have a great captain of the 23re79 and the homeless we have all the old institutions i'm trying to make life better whether the st. anthony's they're getting proper attention and investments by the new companies moving in we've got
short stein he's invested in this area and seen how up literally this is going to be we can talk about the changes i'll tell you that challenge is being met the museum will be not only an attraction i'll see literally in a couple of years believe me you'll be here and marvin at&t all the positive things this will spark other businesses president's to be here and people saying yeah. i went to the fisherman's wharf and the cable cars and the established attractions i want to see something that's neighborhood oriented. we'll say uptown tenderloin you'll hear that
(clapping.) when i packing walk my fridays there will be a lot of things to talk about conversation about this and along the street wonderful conversations we invest here and when we see all the areas of people going from bart and they'll want to stop and have meals and enjoy the culture this is so neighborhood oriented i've also wanted to do this tack the biggest challenges and turn them around. i want to thank >> john: kin they've got great faith in the people. so on behalf of the city i want to say thank you to all the people who have come here for the uptown tenderloin museum and watch this grow literally in the
months and the next few years thank you for all of you believing we are who we are and proud and not to do better and join the rest of the city doing better so congratulations (clapping.) and i do want to mention tests more than the mayor personally with all his support but the chief of staff played an structural role and andy when a from the mayor's office of economic workforce development we couldn't do this without him. the next speaker is our great supervisor supervisor kim >> thank you (clapping) good morning to the tenderloin neighborhood it's great to see all our residents here.
one the things i love about the mayor i asked him where he wanted to eat he said the tenderloin the - how many mayors would make that they're first choice for diner that's why i admire him it's great to be here with the mayor and rarpd who introduced me to the tenderloin many years ago to be here for the opening the new museum that the dedicated for the history and beauty of the neighborhood now those of us who work here, in fact, i ran stoilt before i ran for the district and the tenderloin it my favorite district and the reason why i love the tenderloin so much is, of course, because of the amazing neighborhoods that makes it great and all the people that
choose to invest in the tenderloin the tenderloin development corporation made that and people invested in.org being invested and investing in san francisco you can see that by the resident that turnout. we've talked about the challenge for the tenderloin and the challenge is how do we make this neighborhood with the income demographic how do we call the neighborhood for our lowest income people but mom for the vietnam and russian and tagalog and spanish and have that neighborhood and create and development a healthier and positive neighborhood we do that with the organizations here.
roornd talked about how we fought for the tenderloin that will make that a safer place to walk this is one of the worse neighborhoods to walk in we're happy to have our chief from the tenderloin and our watch program and we have residents from the healthy i didn't neighborhood campaign we've got a lot of liquor stores. this is from tobacco to highway traffic act produce fruits and vegetables and bread we're able to do that on sixth and howard and the owners say not only can i make money on the healthy foods but my health has improved. we are going to have a museum
dedicated tothe residents of the tenderloin. whether it's barbara he will hemet or mell davis or mohammed ali a little known attorney willie brown and i forgot to mention the grateful dead you society that with the ashbury bureau but we're going to bring the story to everyone in the neighborhood it's exciting to be here beyond the community we have in the community i'm happy to be here and continue to work together as i said make 24 neighborhood stronger and healthyier and more positive. thank you
(clapping.) you know, >> it's not easy to raise money for projects in the tenderloin. we've been able to raise the money without any foundation or any money from tech. without a lot of the support that the neighborhoods have counted on we moved because generous people in the industry like webb builders work for free. that's amazing so see all the work that we are talking about core did they got a lot of hours on this a week we need them twice a week so their president jeff peterson thank you for all
the subcontractors that are doing this as significantly reduced rates to make this project a realty so here's jeff from the webb core (clapping.) well, it's a great day we've been planning and being part of rarndz vision and many of the same ways we've partnered up with the city we know as we get a chance to partner want to invest back into the community and we get to build the projects for many places but the main thing we can't do it alone. we bring along our subcontractors as randy mentioned we've got apple engineers and we need to have the help to make that a
successful project acknowledge not only for the people that work with us but the small business community we want to go ahead and enter twine with the ownership they have to build something better to give back to the community it's the best way to give back to the community. we're happy to be part of this and the city and the tenderloins effort and, of course, the push to make something happen and is it become much of the vision people have a chance to lay out we're excited to see this and only a couple of months to break ground and happy to be part of this thank you very much (clapping.) i should also mention that
regularly go when we were starting this project i said can you help us tall in the engineering and he said randy i'll tell you what we're going to do it all for free and he's kept that and his firm has done all the structural engineering of the museum for free (clapping) we started planning this project in 2009. there was one firm that came back from new zealand's it's perkins they were looking for pro bono projects and we got them interested in the tenderloin museum that was in 2009. they've been working on 5 years on this project.
any more of any tenderloin office james mallory is one of the evicts he was one of the early architects but james has a ph.d in history he uncovered the great history of what occurred in the tenderloin in 1917 when how many people know what happened then? nobody (laughter) >> i'll tell you you can come to the maturing museum but the city and mayor they closed down the tenderloin literally tenderloin closed down. they thought they could stop our activities. fortunately prohibition came in but james was structural in dover parts of the history he's
here today representing perkins and wells without him we couldn't have done this. james and (clapping.) thank you, everyone thank you it's great to see this i'm james mallory i'm with the agencies. i began this project about 4 years ago when were were in the conceptual base trying to figure out what the tenderloin museum history was. we've come a long way and there are many people in my office that got involved. my office is involved with about 5 years of history there's been a large last year team involved now my office is due to the
social responsibility initiative. s r i nominates one percent of our work to pro bono work we focus on primarily nonprofits and communities and needs most of us in the office have contributed to this program anothers one time or other and helped to create a community in our observation of the our signify duties that's called the one percent duty which challenged our firm to pledge one percent of their hours for the belief that we provide services that benefit the larger society we can make a difference and happy to be part of it. following our initial involvements with the tenderloin museum our office got involved in the tenderloin exclusively to
rairnd enthusiasm and commitment he that painted s r o and worked open weekend on beautification. i was involved in the architect of it and in the historical research. i approached randy with the proposal that i use many of my own research and if i found anything of interest he could use it in his museum i found quite a bit. i see some of the things i've been studying this is a good sign. i focused on the year 1917 in the tenderloin and found a rich history of uptown residential hotels and agreement buildings that were in the heart of a lively district of nilth clubs
known then as the underworld of parlor houses and cafes not like today's cafes they were distance clubs basically. the ear was identified in the newspapers as the uptown tenderloin. the term was pretty new everyone in the city in 1913 knew with the downtown was barbary coast so it was distinguished from the uptown tenderloin. what was new about it was there was this tenderloin in the middle of an upscale apartment districts right now is the hotel and whatnot which sprung up after the 1906 san francisco earthquake and made up much of the historic uptown tenderloin
district we're in today. so a singularity ago it was a mix of all sorts of distinct people young single women that worked up denouncing town and lived downtown. there were service workers that came in contact to the district to support of the agreements buildings and middle-class folks who enjoyed the entertainment and the owners who figure out to keep their distance hallways open and the churches that wanted to close them down. so the tenderloin was an area were there were many distinct groups living in close proximity to each other and forged an
identity together. over the years the stories and character has changed but the same energy and urbanness of the tenderloin today that we will see in the museum. so i wanted to say we're proud to have been a part to the museum and contributed to it to this outstanding piece of architecture >> people came to the tenderloin they were all wearing sites in the postcards but they're all depressed in fineries people spent a lot of money in the restaurant. i'll also mention what really i told the mayor there was an additional it was our former
paramount youth the number one industry of the tenderloin was gambling (laughter) and then we elected a mayor in 1955 george inclusively didn't think it was right to have gaging >> our economy has never recovered and talking about the history none of us would be here without this and our last speaker where's kathy? kathy lapse she heads up - where is kathy. kathy let me say this about kathy i've been as guilt leroy did this and that leo roadway was a picture guy nothing
happens in the cadillac without kathy loop in fact, last thursday kathy calls me because they brings me to a resident of the cadillac that's been there are since 1962 he's in the back oh, he had to go he and his brother his brother died a month ago but in 1962 had amazing stories and the cadillac wouldn't be here without the loorpz so kathy let's hear our presentation (clapping.) i don't deserve any of that but errand is right i'm a don'ter. he was a visionary just like you not a dreamer a visionary. and when i look at this room i
think gosh this is an incredible amount of talent we shouldn't let any of you escape without getting an e-mail or name or check we built the sisters letter here we have a big failure and had to close to down not only because of the quarter because because we couldn't get the momentum going if we had this kind of group that had the ripples throughout the tenderloin we wouldn't have been successful i want each one of you write down our e-mail so randy can exist you and thank you for coming. it's going to be a great momentum all site it really is
the history of the tenderloin is fascinating >> thank you (clapping.) before we end i want to say obviously those of you know nothing would h have heaped without sarah wilson and (clapping) what sarah as accomplished is remarkable but we can also use nor money for those of you who have contributed give more and thank you to the community and we couldn't be here without the support financially and otherwise you you know that leroy is gone my great friend who owns the jefferson hotel who brought me to the community that's done so much for the
tenderloin we wouldn't be here without them. i don't know if you want to take any questions or call it a day my how many people were working free. >> you know, before working for someone who is not paying they're not here. weer looking to raise the capital campaign another $40 million. steve was you're going steve said he's tired of museums opening up and closing so really work with steve for the budget that's foreseeable this is the center place for the tours of the neighborhood and seymour will be here with us and other resident tour guides a lot of people want to get so what the tenderloin but don't know how.
the museum entrance fee will entitle you to one hour tour we'll have casino nights and tour nights so we are going to run a low budget cost operation and be focused to raise revenue. there's a way to rent out spaces so there's a lot of ways to do this we're not going to ask for constant money >> well, the museum is 4 point plus million dollars. i've been raising money for 5 years we're racking in money everyday >> is this construction going to entail and what's it going to look like. >> the reason we didn't clean the windows is not in place