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unchanged in the end point which is moving in q2 of 2022, four years from now. we had a lengthy internal approval process to our institution. we are about two months -- we used two months of our float, which i would rather have not used but it did get our leadership aligned behind the project and now we are moving forward and i'm happy to report that we have released the procurement package to our contractor, the four contractors who are competing for it. our procurement process assembles a full design team. so the contractors first, the engineers and then we'll start design. so we'll start design later in the summer, maybe in the latter part of july. i'm hopeful. my team is figuring out how to
accelerate the process. we do do a kind of concurrent process so each time we procure we then partner with the folks that we just brought on board to procure the next step. so we have three steps to go through. the assembly of a design build team will allow us to move quickly though and the team is responsible to deliver the project on time and on budget. so we feel like we will get good risk mitigation and we'll also be able to work with mark and terry and really know what we are doing and know how we are going to do it. the project has two components. one is the building itself and the other is the road and site improvements between building
five and in and around the new building. the latter project is one that we will deed to the city once it's done. it will be done on city property, permitted by the city and the city will take it over when it's finished. the building will be ours through the term and ground lease and then at the end of the ground lease it becomes city property 75 to 100 years from now. that's where we are at this point. does anybody have any questions? >> president chow: well, we'll take all the questions in regards to the two presentations. so i guess from what you are saying you felt that even though you took a little extra time you're feeling confident that you can make up that time and still hit your target for the q2
2022. >> we do. we do. we are confident that we can do that. >> president chow: and at the moment in regards to the coordination with what the city is doing in terms of its buildings, then we feel confident that those actually will be coordinated and be done so that it doesn't interfere with the uc building? i guess that's part of this coordination, right? >> yes. good question. doctor chow, that's one of the reasons we are moving so quickly on the seismic improvements that primarily go around the exterior perimeter of the existing building five. so the first component that we are going to tackle months before they even break ground will be that south elevation that is adjacent to their building. in fact, terry and joe came up with a very cleaver way to begin that even faster by taking a
portion of that south elevation where there's no occupancy on the inside so that we can actually do that work a lot fast ere. so we are constantly looking at ways to speed through some of the work so we don't get into a conflicted situation. >> president chow: so we have the governing bodies approvals. how many are we talking about? >> we are talking about the regents of the university and the board of supervisors. >> okay. good. just the two. okay. >> president chow: it will come back here first or just go to the board? these are just documents? >> as far as this presentation when we get closer we can probably expand the dialogue around the ground lease but part of the signing of the lease
disposition and development agreement incorporated by reference to ground lease so if you -- the public has access to that document. you will see both documents together when they were signed off by the mayor and the departments. >> as you know, we do these quarterly so you will be able to see before. we will make sure there's not a timing issue. we come here first. >> president chow: this is more to a question of our work charts right now because understand you haven't actually created your work charts yet. in the past it was actually put down where we had anticipated in the beginning of a project that we were going to be at and then we would see where we are today, so perhaps the legend is a little misleading or maybe
that's what you mean. i'm not sure the greens for example in your project lines is where you feel you are but is the yellow where we said we were thinking of going? because that's described as a previous milestone or is that really sort of the original intended time line. >> can we pull up the slide please for the public in case they can show that? >> president chow: so you can take any of the summaries. >> doctor chow, the yellow is what we reported the last time in march and then we are measuring in there are any changes in the green currently. i think part of the issue is -- michael eluded to it as they obtain their procure their building, once they get a buildingbuild builder they are going to have a firm sed. we are almost in the same
situation where we have a few projects in construction with the contractor and then we have a real firm timeline because it's attached to money and time and it's a contract that has liquidated damages to it. so you'll see some fluctuation son on -- on some of the projects and some contractors can go faster and some will take a little bit longer. >> president chow: i guess i'm still thinking of where we were following for all those years. so i think what you're telling me is that was after the contracts were signed, you then had a firm timeline. so we don't have that yet. >> yeah, i think the difference in the rebuild -- that was an integrated design. we actually had the contractor on board early and we did incremen increments, the utility relocation and were able to get into the ground five months of the bond passed in november with
an actual contract for that work. so we had a pretty good idea as well as a contractor about how long it was going to take. this is going through a traditional bid build system which takes a little bit longer and you don't get that contract commitment and agreement with the contractor until later on. >> president chow: all right. so when we do get the agreement with the contractor then it will be another line that says this is the contractor line and we could then follow where that's going? >> we could do that or we could modify the green and just explain that this is now a firm contract and we have x number of days to execute the work. >> joe may have some other requested are -- other ideas. . -- >> commissioner, the bar graphs show a green, a yellow and a
different color bar that would show what we call the baseline. what we'll do is once a project has reached -- has been awarded to a contractor we'll then rebaseline or align all three lines to be fully aligned and then in the green it will show the progress of the project. so you will then have kind of the baseline of where we started, the yellow will then show what was reported previously and then the green will show status. so i think that's what you're looking for. >> president chow: yeah, i'm just looking for a way that we can all follow where we are going. commissioner guillermo? >> commissioner guillermo: thank you. at this point with either building five or with the research construction -- actually, even with the clinic, what are any anticipated delays or barriers that might come up that we might anticipate effecting the timeline?
>> well, i think think on campus the big wild card is oshpod, being able to get the project through there and then they go through back checks. if it goes back three times that's a couple of months. that's the biggest risk. the other thing that's a challenging for the team is to do some of these projects there may be to do dialysis or the public health lab there might be eight to ten other small projects that you move people around just to be able to do that primary project. so i think that challenge is internal and then the external challenge for zuckerberg is oshpod. on the clinic side what we are finding is we lost a little bit of time with city planning who construed that maxine hall and castro mission were historic.
so we had to do the whole series of reports and get consultants on board to satisfy some of their requirements. the other issue we ran into and this is happening, director garcia, across the city as usgs who regulates some of the seismic codes has increased the threshold for earthquakes, the proximity to the actual fault line as well as some other aspects to it are creating buildings to become more resistant to greater forces. so we are seeing a lot of our clinics that 10 years ago seismically were okay are not. that's the same thing for libraries and rec park. all those small buildings that were built, you know, pre60s and pre50s are going to run into the same thing. so those are our challenges on the clinics. >> commissioner guillermo: and
are those built into the timelines or are they not? >> both the cost and the time are built in now. >> commissioner guillermo: okay. >> i think that we are always watching the cost and we know throughout the stay and throughout the region that there is a lot of construction going on and so there could be -- that's what we watch and that's why you are getting quarterly reports and then we have twice a month meetings to really look at the capital projects. but cost is also that we always look at and that could be something that we could anticipate. >> president chow: let me just add something to this. i'm particularly worried about the research building because it's a larger scale project. the smaller scale projects, our experience are small scale portfolio doesn't have difficult getting construction resources but our large scale portfolio does because it's harder to get
large crews. so we are worried about the ability of us to attract the crews we need in this market. that's something that we work on carefully with our contractors. also as mark said, i've just been discussing this with specialists who advised our capital program the next iteration of the california building code is going to increase the force that the -- the earthquake force that buildings have to resist by 27%, which is a very large amount. so this is going to have major ramifications for all building owners. those are good questions. i also actually appreciate the understanding of trying to help us understand where we are in the projects and understand we don't have those contracts here too. so we'll look forward to your
next report. was there any public comment? >> no public comment request for these items. >> president chow: thank you very much. we'll see you next quarter with good news i hope. >> thank you. >> do you mind closing out the presentation too, please? thank you. the next item is item 9 -- i'm sorry. 9 and 10 are going to be presented separately. commissioners are going to vote separate by but they are similar and related and one packet for them. ion temperature 9 is laguna hospital gift fund expenditure budget for fiscal year 2018 and 19. >> hi. good afternoon, commissioners. i'm here filling in for laguna -- >> president chow: anuannounce your name please. >> cha ma. i'm filling in for mike, the hospital executive -- administrator. couldn't be here today.
so i would like to help her to present the gift fund budget for the fiscal year 2018/19 for you and your approval. i have my colleague here, mr. william frazier. he's the gift fund program manager for laguna hospital. in the package you're see the one page of the gift form proposal. the gift fund budget was discussed and then proposed by the gift fund management committee, this consists of different areas at laguna honda. so i believe this is like the fourth year we are here in front of the health commission to is for your approval of the budget. so currently the total balance of the gift fund budget is about
$2.7 million. this number is from our third quarter presented to jcc a couple of months ago. so just to give you some idea that the total balance and how much we are asking for you to approve. so there are three different columns in your budget proposal. the first column was the current year budget. we have requested $382,000 and then year to date we spent about $152,000. a little bit under spent because of the delay of some of the contracts due to the city nearly implementing. so we'll catch up. we still have some pending expenses. based on this information we'd like to is for your approve for next year to increase our gift fund budget to $474,000. the increase is mainly due to
the change of our nonprofit charity -- basically, like a work fun foundation but it's friends of laguna honda. majority the donation to our gift fund is from honda. they used to be able to give through the e -- reimbursement process or respond to the activity or programs that we have. going forward they want a more centralized approach. they just want to give us a one lump sum donation based on our proposal of the budget. so usually if we look back the last three years their donation is about $50,000 but actually going next year they will give us $100,000 total lump sum
donation. that will include -- if you look at the list, the bottom two items, you see the new items that were donated, especially the last item, the wish list. this is something that has been supporting throughout years, i don't know how many years, before i even started at laguna honda, but this year and going forward they would like to just give us the money for us to procure. usually the program is for like minor or defensive supplies and then they purchase for our residents. going forward they just want to give it to the give fund and then laguna honda will do the programs for our resideour resi. do you have any other questions? >> president chow: commissioner bernal. >> commissioner bernal: thank you. with the total increase in the budget that's significant increases in here but there's two lines with significant
decreases of about one-third each. the first is the active therapy program and then the second the end of life programs. can you explain why the reduction? >> sure. so the first one, the activity, really there was one program so this is something that the friends of laguna honda use to support directly and then through the process. it's a program that we get $200 per neighborhood per month for small sending for -- spending for residents. that program will no longer continue. the service will continue but then we are not going to be limited only to $200 per month per neighborhood. so that's one thing that is a major decrease from prior year. that's the first one. the second one is for the end of
life program. can you? >> yes. that budget was a result of a large donation from years ago. our first year i believe we shot way too high, we were two ambitious, we didn't have the infrastructure in place to support some of these. so we scaled it back a little bit and we will develop infrastructure in kind of a slower pace. definitely that's a weigh benefit and a blessing to have and we will be spending it. >> commissioner bernal: thank you. >> president chow: any other questions? i'm not sure -- your three quarters of the year through and you think you are going to spend the rest of this money by the end of the year? >> probably not fully all 100% of it. we definitely will. >> president chow: you are not deliberately doing that? >> we continue -- the service
is not interrupted. we are just being slow on the payments and the contract side. >> president chow: commissioners, the request is before us and a motion is in order. >> there's no public comment requested for this item. >> president chow: thank you. so we need to mission to accept the proposed budget. >> so moved. >> president chow: is that a second? >> second. >> president chow: further discussion? if not all those in favor? opposed? the budget has been adopted. thank you so much for your work. >> the next item is the revised laguna hospital gift fund management policy. >> yes. so we started this policy back in 2001 and then the last major haul of the policy was in 2010. so most of the items are the
same as the last major haul of the policy in 2010 but with minor changes. the changes mainly because of the newly implemented city wide financial system. people saw a lot of accounting, financial terms change. so basically you will see the terminology changed from the grant. we no longer use the grant code for each different part of money. we changed the project, project code, the number changed. that was the majority of the update for the policy. there's no other major changes. >> president chow: okay. commissioners, we have before us this -- any questions in regards to the changes that are highlighted here? if not a motion is in order to. commissioner bernal? >> commissioner bernal: just quickly, i think this requires a correction on page 6, the second to the last item. the aids fund, and then then it
should be fully capitalized. >> i'll do >> commissioner bernal: thank you. >> president chow: oh, under -- i see. under description. >> commissioner bernal: correct. >> attachment a. >> president chow: thank >> commissioner bernal: thank you. >> president chow: with that correction, is there a motion to accept the proposed revisions? >> so moved. >> second. >> president chow: any further discussion? if not all those in favor? all those opposed? and this has been approved. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. i'll note there was no public comment arequest. item 11, other business. commissioners on your calendar just to remind you that august 7th is your community meeting and september 6th is the meeting with the -- the joint meeting with the planning commission to discussion the development agreement. >> we will have the report
ahead of time? >> yes, yes. i believe it's in process now and i will keep you updated on when the timeline will >> vice chair heinicke >> president chow: thank you. >> any other comments? >> president chow: any other comments? to not we'll proceed on. >> report back from the june 12th, 2018, laguna honda hospital jcc meeting. >> president chow: commissioner sanchez headed the meeting and it was a closed session for quality reports. thank you. >> great. so item 13 is a consideration of the closed session and there's no public comment for that item. >> president chow: a motion a closed session is in order? >> so moved. >> and a second. >> second. >> president chow: all those in favor of a closed session? all those -- we shall n.
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that starbuck's exists and it created a really welcoming pot. it is truly a legacy business but more importantly it really at the take care of their community my father from it was formally italy a fisherman and that town very rich in culture and music was a big part of it guitars and sank and combart in the evening that tradition they brought this to the cafe so many characters around here everything has incredible stories by famous folks last week the cafe that paul carr tennessee take care from the jefferson starship hung out the cafe are the famous poet lawrence william getty and jack herb man go hung out. >> they work worked at a play
with the god fathers and photos he had his typewriter i wish i were here back there it there's a lot of moving parts the meeting spot rich in culture and artists and musicians epic people would talk with you and you'd get >> first of all, welcome everybody. we will make this routine. i'm very glad that everyone here has partnered to end s.f. gun violence. all over the world, it is a phenomenon that is going on. we are playing our part that we end this gun violence. we live in a country that has villains everywhere. but one thought -- gone off the streets, potentially packed could save one person's life. you could save the planet. what i mean by that, you do not
know who will be the person that you might save. i will give you a prime example. we have a mayor in san francisco who is born and raised. she is a native from san francisco, born and raised in the o.c. projects. if anyone knows san francisco, it is one of the hardest projects in san francisco. to come out at the o.c. projects and fillmore as a negative, you tell me that? [laughter] come on. so look at her. she is the mayor now. give it up for the mayor of san francisco. [applause] you never know who is going to be affected, and who is going to be saved by doing the work that we do together as partnerships. we will have four speakers. i will have the current mayor right here and then the elected mayor come speak. and then i will have, where is captain redmond? i went to school with him.
we go back like a hot bowl of menudo. and then i will have my sister right here, patty, who lost her son to gun violence. i just want to welcome you all here. i want to welcome everyone here. and all of our partners pick without further ado, i will bring up mark farrell, our current mayor. [applause] >> mayor farrell: thank you. first of all, i want to thank you at the united players for holding this event, as well as the gun buyback program. i want to thank mayor elect reed who has been a champion for a long long time. this is not something new to her. kudos to her. [applause] i want to thank our police department for being here. to the captions that are here. give them a round of applause, please. [applause] and i also want to give a shout out to our late mayor ed lee, he was a huge supporter of this program as well. for all of his support over the years. we are here to talk about gun
violence in san francisco. this is an issue that affects our entire country. it affects us in our streets. ever.every year, in our countr whoa. >> it was ed lee exco. [laughter] >> every year in our country we have 12,000 people killed by gun violence. 106,000 people -- 106 people every day. for everyone killed by guns, and other two are injured. 24,000 are injured on the streets of our country. and that has to stop. we are going to continue to push in san francisco. and mayor elect breed will push in san francisco for policies and commonsense policies to get guns off our streets. we are here today that san francisco is going to continue to lead the effort to get them off of our streets. [applause] >> i'm so excited to be here
today. san francisco is doing something different, once again. we are leading the charge. when our country and our congress and our presidents continue to do everything that flies in the face of san francisco values, san francisco is stepping up. we're doing things different. doing things a san francisco way. we are here to protect the youth of san francisco and here to protect the generation of san francisco leaders. i'm proud to be here today and proud to join everyone behind me. thank you for being here. [applause] >> i want to acknowledge a lot of our partners who made this happen. mothers in charge right there, mattie skye. [applause] her son is actually on the wall right here. she has been tremendously fighting throughout many, many years to end this gun violence. you have sfpd, the mayor's department. a whole array of community-based organizations that are here. project level, the brothers
against guns, rate? we have the suicide prevention organization. we have the brady campaign. who else have we got up in here? the foundation. john did what we you all heard that. that is the honey on my tongue. sometimes i can't spit it right. you heard that. does a lot of other organizations. i want to thank our business partners who actually funded this event. that you all see them out there. [applause] all my homeboys who wanted -- to run the dispensaries. [applause] elevated, green boy, grassroots. am i missing anymore? we need to get some more because they have a lot of weed stories in san francisco too. i'm sure there's plenty more.
i want to acknowledge salesforce, boston property, kilroy, clients, all partners. there are so many different dimensions that are coming together as one to end gun violence. i want to thank all the leadership from everybody who has been a part of making this happen. without further ado. i will bring up the amazing and intelligent and beautiful london breed. our mayor chair applause -- [applause] speed you -- >> it is so exciting to be here for something that i know, for certain is going to save lives. last year, when we did this in december, 280 guns were collected through that last buyback. that is 280 lives saved. i have to tell you, rudy said that i come out of the concrete. o.c. projects, out-of-control projects. let me tell you a story about ocp.
i was about 12 years old, one night, and i know sean richards will remember this. we were all hanging out and purging in a place called the tunnel. some of you will remember the tunnel if you grew up in the western addition. most people did not come to the projects that i grew up in. but the people who lived there and were welcomed there would hang out in the tunnel. at night, we were playing music and having a good time. we were just hanging out and enjoy ourselves. and sadly someone came through the tunnel and started shooting. that person was after somebody. there were a lot of people out there. that is where we hang out at. when all the dust settled, there was one person who was dead. do you all remember when stacy died? stacy, if you know -- if you knew stacy, all the mothers loved stacy.
all the kids loved stacy. everybody loved stacy. and he wasn't, again, even the person that this shooter was targeting. he is not here with us today. that could have been me. that could have been anybody else in the tunnel that night that could have died because of a gun. because of senseless violence. this is why, what we do here today, is so important. our goal is to save lives. our goal is to help people who are out there with guns understand the tragedy that they are inflicting on the lives of the people that have to suffer the consequences because of their mistakes. we want a safe city. we don't want to see our young people continued to die to gun violence. we do not want our kids to feel like every time they hear a loud noise, they have to get on the ground. where they are learning and they
are learning environment and in our schools. we not only have work to do in the city and county of san francisco, we have work to do around getting guidance out of our communities all over the country. and as your future mayor, this will continue to be at the forefront of my advocacy efforts, as long as i am a part of the city can't get as long as i am living and breathing, i will always be an advocate for getting rid of guns on our streets on a regular basis. [applause] so here is an opportunity. we need to change our lives. for those folks who feel they have to have a gun, no questions asked. no questions asked. no judgement. turned them in. we are asking you to help be a part of the solution and make our city safe. thank you so much and i hope to see you here on saturday. thank you. >> right on. [applause]
spoken like a right -- a real mayor. i just want to -- i apologize, i didn't acknowledge who does the outreach for the gun buyback. you have to catch this. they did it by you, and ten gentlemen who did a life sentence in prison. come on up here. you all have to be up here. you are part of it. all these brothers right here did a life sentence in prison and are now back advocating to stop gun violence. [applause] we have over 300 years of prison time up here. instead of taking lives, they are saving lives. [applause] i have to make sure i acknowledge glenn holden, our reentry leader there he did 45 years in prison, straight and is out now leading the charge to end gun violence. forty-five years. longer than probably -- you
probably didn't have cameras back then. [laughter] this brother right here, in these brothers right here are miracles that are walking legends. let's not neglect and forget these gentlemen right here. theories are the gentlemen that are pushing the line to get the guns off the streets. with that said, from convicts to the police -- police, my brother there, thank you. i want to bring up one of his fellow brothers who i went to school with at mission high school. brother tony chapman. [applause] >> first of all, it is hard to follow our current mayor and our mayor elect. both are detailed. they are faced -- they have detailed what we are facing and how we are facing it as a team. i want to, before i say anything, i want to give a shout
out to the mayor, and everything that he has done and the mayor elect for everything she has done and will do. think both of them. thank you. [applause] secondly i did go to school with rudy and he has been passionate about everything. and stories about me taking his lunch money are all false. [laughter] let me start off with the good news. let me start off with the good news. the good news is the homicide rate in san francisco is down 43%. [applause] another piece of good news, the shootings are down double digits, but in the teens. we want to get that a lot better. now the bad news, last night and early this morning we had two shootings and two different neighborhoods in the bayview hunter's points that illustrates the point we need more guns off the street. the thing that this country has to wrap his mind around and the city and county of san francisco, we get it here. the rest of the country, we need to drag them along. a study came out and it was a
national study. there are more guns in this country than there are people in this country. anyone who thinks we don't have to do this gun buyback, they are mistaken. if you have a gun that is sitting at home and you are not using any think is there for protection, and it has been sitting there for a long time packed think about the potential of your house been broken into and that gun being used and consider bringing it down and turning it into the gun buyback program. what we aim to do, and pardon the bad pun,'s ge is get as manf these weapons off the street as possible. again seized as a life saved. the reason our numbers have been dropping every year, is we have been doing these gun buybacks every year. were getting more and more of these weapons off the street. i implore anybody out there with a gun to come and turn it in. there are no questions asked. we will not call you later and talk to about the weapon. turn it in and we will take it from you. my last shout out has to go to the united players. they are right. this partnership is necessary. it takes a hood to save the
hood. thank you. [applause] >> me and him went to school and he had a jerry curl back then. [laughter] yeah. [laughter] before we bring on our last speaker, there's a lot of people who also have been in the background. they are sometimes, sometimes they don't get acknowledged, but they do all the major work that makes it happen. i have to give a shout out to my brother damien posey with paradise. where are you at? you see that hampso hamsun brotr right there? [laughter] and sean richardson. my brother right there. big rich. project level. these are people that you can't forget about behind-the-scenes. we have a lot of women who did this. this world is ran by women. how about that. are supervisor president? and a sister. come on, now. so i want to acknowledge carolyn
and misha who are often behind the background who don't like to get acknowledged. you know, add to my beautiful daughter right there. she has all of her teeth. [laughter] i want to bring on a mother who i met to his amazing and incredible. she is doing big things. i will bring her on up. her name is patty. her son passed away, we will dedicate this gun buyback on saturday, june 30th, from 8-12 to her son, robbie. come on up, patty. [applause] >> good afternoon. i want to thank you rudy for inviting me to come here and think united players for the great work they do in the city and beyond. my name is patty. on the founder of the robbie pub d. foundation. i have a very unique perspecti perspective. for almost a decade, i was working at the chronicle just down the street as a metro editor. at a columnist and an editorial
writer. for years, i ran headlines about gun violence. when my son was shot and killed in 2014, i understood what it meant to have that headline me about your family. all we know is that headline. we don't know the aftermath. there aren't stories about what happens to the family and the life sentence that is imposed on the family. within seconds of pulling that trigger. i gained a lot of appreciation. i didn't understand it when i was writing the stories what it meant to those families to have that last story about their loved one. and my son was just on the verge of getting hired full time. he was learning how to weld. he had set his suit out for his interview on his bed. that was a suit that we buried him in. so, you know, for two years, i had a really bad ptsd. i couldn't even return to the place where i called home for 30 years because of that ptsd.
one day, i looked at my daughter and said she had lost her brother and she will not lose her mom. i created the foundation. we do gun buyback just like rudy. that is why we are so proud to partner on this one. we get that metal and we redistributed to artists throughout the country. they create art out of them. alameda county has adopted that there. there are two exhibits made out of guns that were confiscated in homicides and gun violence throughout the country. i hope to bring that way the rudy to san francisco. the other thing we do, as we provide paid vocational scholarships for exoffenders and at-risk young adults because there's no better challenge to crime then a good paying job. i wish, i wish someone gave the four men who killed my son that opportunity. we can take the guns away, but that does not address the desperation and hopelessness that causes them to pull the trigger. i applaud rudy.
i applaud everyone here. all the partners that support him. it takes all of us. i can't do this alone and he can't do it alone. it takes all of us. thank you so much for supporting all of this. [applause] >> before we close out, i want to thank our mayor, mark farrell, for coming. our mayor, london breach. the real deal seal. [laughter] >> don't forget about your brother. come on, now. my brother tony chapman. i know right now they have a bad rap. but you can see there's a lot of
good cops, you know what i mean? we have to build relationships with the police to. we want to make sure they holds the bad police accountable. what is fair is fair. if we all commit a crime, we should all go to jail. so, thank you to everyone coming out. it takes all of us to make this happen. all of us. i want to say this last. you wonder why i am carrying this shovel? there's an organization that's called lead to life that me and patty match. they are in oakland. they flew us out there. the guns we took off the street, 280 guns that was given to us by sfpd, 5, 50 of them were melted down and we made shovels. [applause] this is made out of a gun. we planted 50 trees in atlanta where martin luther king's granddaughter was there to help plant 50 trees, right? the soil be used came from young men who were lynched back from mississippi mississippi alabama. they were lynched and the dirt was thrown in the chattahoochee river which they preserved, and they gave it to me. we use that soil and to be shovels, and the trees that
martin luther king, he likes them cherry trees, cherry blossom trees. we planted 50 of those trees in commemoration of the 50 year anniversary of his assassination. way that these shovels. the mothers through and th in ts that we had got from the buyback. so they are melted and people say, you give them to the police. no, look. this is living proof. , this out. feel that, brother. [laughter] as we decompose a violence, made the earth, again be free. i want to thank everybody for coming out. this saturday, june 30th, 8-12, we are doing the gun buyback. one hundred dollars for a handgun, $200 for assault rifles. [applause] let's get these guns off the streets, you guys. one life can save the whole planet. thank you.
where is your players club aptly the heart and soul. make sure we get those starts for the ladies. that is right. last year we got a rocket launcher. a cannonball. we destroyed them all. and we think the police thank te department. we can't do it. we might go and sell them if we got them. [laughter] i am lying. [laughter] that was 87 rudy. [laughter] but we are here. it is about saving lives now. and preserving the future for our youth. and so let's do this together, everybody. we have all of our community-based organizations. we have our developers. we have our tech people and we have all our foundations kick all of us together, when the bullet fires out of that chamber, they don't care if you
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