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i am part of the entertainment section of this program. in any event, we are proud to -- i am the chair of m.p.c., by the way i have been five time mayor of the city. if i had worn my kilt today, i would have had a problem and then you would have said everybody will put up your hands in your kilt. [laughter] >> no, no, it is a purse. the staff did not write that part either. we go way back with this project. in 93, m.p.c. authored -- this is in my notes. the original transbay terminal and the study. that was 25 years ago. goodness me. and then and then the commission adopted the improvement plan to the transbay terminal in 2001. here it is. it has a weird roof on it. it does not have a beautiful park. something must have happened in
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the design phases. but when you look at this thing and who signed off on it, mayor, willie brown, 2001. your fingers were in every pie. anyway. [laughter] >> that's not in the script. >> that is in my purse. anyway. [laughter] >> anyway, all of you out there have done well. i speak to you collectively as citizens. you have put your hands in your pockets and you voted at the ballot box and as m.p.c., we also, this is the part i am supposed to say since 2004, m.p.c. has granted more than $350 million in voter approved bridge toll funds to the salesforce transit centre and provided $100 million in other financing to close, a funding
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gap. here we are. this is good to. this is great. but the guy whose remarks i was listening to today was assembly member to. because we are talking about the future here. this is phase one. it is gorgeous. you will love the park. ththe venue should be thinking about this two stories down. i was down there last friday. there are going to be trains there. it may not be in my lifetime. you have a 2-year-old son, it better be in his lifetime. [laughter] >> because california has got to come into the 21st century. it has got to. [applause] >> the challenges are in all of us but is also a challenge to our successors. my term as m.p.c. chair finishes up in eight months. i will be sad because i will not be coming to gigs like this.
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on the other hand, i will have more free time. remember the future. the future is below us. the present is above us. commute on. [applause] >> i will have to have some conversation with him about when this is all over. something is going on with him. [laughter] >> i must tell you that m.t.c., the metropolitan transportation commission, we have to acknowledge how significant they really were and therefore we ask the vice chair to come over and say a few words as well. representing all the rest of the board members, other than those that jake spoke about. come on up and say some words.
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[applause] >> all right. thank you. >> this is my program. [laughter] >> this is your program, i'm sorry. he is such a busy mayor. he was doing a wedding ceremony at city hall. such a busy, busy man. thank you everyone for being here today. as a representative of the board of directors, it has been an honor to serve on the transbay joint powers authority. as you heard, i want to go back even further and say thank you to the dreamers. thank you to the dreamers. thank you to the people who had the vision of what could be and where we are today is where -- what that dream was, for two years later. as you have heard, the salesforce transit centre is a major milestone but the hard work is not done yet. the next phase, bringing caltrain and high-speed rail to the salesforce center is critical to the region. today as we take time to
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celebrate, explore the transit centre, is a celebration time. but as we know on monday, we have to roll up our sleeves and get hard to work and bring the train to the train box two stories below us. my role today is to acknowledge, not only the thousand men and women that worked there, by the many partners that have been part of this vision and this dream. i will read a whole bunch of names, and at the very end we will give them a round of applause. our face two operators who will be here by the time your son is 16, before, caltrain and high-speed rail, our contractors and designers, adams and associates architects, pwt landscape architecture, w. s. p. era, this is a funny language we speak. these days. turner, joint venture mcdonald,
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and gelati construction. give it up for some of our partners here player . [♪] >> again, thank you and congratulations to everyone that is part of the transbay salesforce center family. let's bring on the trains. thank you, everyone. [applause] >> ed ruskin mentioned a number of organizations on the transportation front -- from the transportation world that will find this center there home. as of sunday, two and a half blocks up the new road, there will be the opening for the real anchor tenant coming from across the bridge.
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[laughter] >> that is a point of reference. [laughter] >> it is not just me. come across the willie brown bridge, will be something that says, a.c. transit. when i walked in here, i was accosted and stopped by a lot of bus drivers and some other people. all a.c. transit. this button i am wearing, it they consist -- they insisted i put it on. therefore greg harper, as a member of that joint powers board, and as a person who does the things for a.c. transit, our tenant who will use the facility more than anybody else, because everybody that comes over here by a.c. transit will be put off the bus near second street, no
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matter where they're going. they will have to walk back down although shops and things. we'll be taking money out of the east bay forever. [laughter] [applause] >> you need an anchor tenant. i have to admit. the nice thing about this as you can almost open this up with a park. there won't be anything in it but this is beautiful on the park is beautiful. we are proud to be here. it is a wonderful time. it has been a long time coming. i have been on the board for many years now. but this date wouldn't have been possible without the stewardship of our general manager and board president. they really -- [applause] >> they came into this and mayor
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breed said, you know, if you missed the bus because you are looking at the artwork, don't blame her. if you missed the bus because it left me to be early, blame them. [laughter] >> i would like to talk about something here that i really appreciate. it is hard to appreciate in this setting was such a huge, beautiful place. that is the temporary terminal that is going away. but it worked really, really well. and no writers had any problems with it. compliment after compliment would come and. there which two people in particular i would like to recognize. anthony and robert, they worked for easy -- a.c. transit at the time. they designed that thing. and designed it very very well. and i would like to recognize -- there is a tremendous amount of
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effort that went in from a.c. transit employees of all sorts. over the years, -- raise your hands if you are from a.c. transit. see? it takes a lot. [applause] >> they really did a great job on all of this. i think i was here in 2001 when it started on the tjpa board. i would also like to recognize maria. when she came in, i don't know if it was the first thing she ever did, but i think he was one of the best. she brought in a woman named nancy weyland as a financial consultant. sitting up there is a board member -- when you knew you didn't have any money to start with, and you wanted to hire the great architects in the great engineers and all that, but you needed something, she was great.
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and we really did benefit from that. she now runs transit and they are fortunate to have her pick another one i would like to recognize is ken who is our general counsel who put together the paperwork. there is a lot of it. and the organization joint power agency and how a.c. transit would work was in it. already, we have 13,000 east bay riders commuting to san francisco on a.c. transit. the difference this makes is that we are going to go from 13,000 a day and we have the capacity to do 24,000 riders per hour. that is the future. [applause] >> if you do the meth on that, you wonder how it works out. one of the ways it works out is if there is a city across the bay called oakland, and it is growing like crazy too. there is going to be a lot of
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people who live within three or four blocks of here that will appreciate the fact that they can get on a whole lot of buses at their doorstep and go the other way. it is going to work. it really is going to work. i think that -- to give you some idea, a lot of our writer said they left their cars originally to get to transit and then they found that the transit was getting very, very crowded. bart, at first and now even our service. this center is so important in relieving that. and we, at a.c. transit intent to do our best to make sure that is relieved. thank you, very much. [applause] >> just so you no kak somebody did succeed and there is a director, currently of this
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whole facility, and he is seated right down front. market, stand up. let the people see you. [applause] >> now i know why mr harper kept referencing the temporary facility. the rent over there is a lot cheaper. [laughter] >> you better up the fairest at a.c. transit. we are charging a lot more that now that we've got you real close. there will now be a countdown. there will be a countdown now and mohammed nuru is going to take over, and i am sure glad that most of you tolerated my participation to the limited extent that i can. mohammed nuru! [applause]
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>> is so, market, would you come on up? we will go through a countdown. -- where is that little -- mayor breed and later pelosi, will you all come forward? and the rest of the team could come around. and so, both of you, after the countdown, you press the green button and what you will see is our display boards that will actually show commuters exactly where their buses are and what time they are and how to connect around the city, but also to the east bay and every bus that is coming through here. are we ready? >> five, four, three, two, one.
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there we go! all right. [cheers and applause] >> ok. we have one more quick process. where we actually are going to do a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. hand this over. all right. here we go. the big scissors. yes. [♪] >> the small ones. there we go. will the board members come up? yes. nadia, come on up. come on up, please. i will make this a little shorter. everybody ready? >> three, two, one. gay!
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congratulations -- yes! congratulations. we have tours of the centre. if we have not seen the park over the buses will be running through, stay behind and we have people who will take you around. enjoy. starting scent a, hundreds of buses will be coming here. enjoy. thank you, again. thank you. [♪]
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>> really appreciate you being here. in april 2013, urge the leadership of the late mayor ed lee and then supervisor london breed, the city and county of san francisco resolved to undertake something that had never been done before. in the face of decades of federal underinvestment in public housing, they've put together a massive plan to utilize the new rental assistance demonstration program, to undertake massive repairs across 29 public housing properties in san francisco. the rental assistance demonstration program did not offer any new funding, but instead flexibility around rules show that cities could utilize creative ways to finance the work.
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what san francisco accomplished, renovating 3400 homes at a total development cost exceeding $2 billion a true model for the nation. if there is one lesson to be learned from all of this work from me, it is that monumenttal things can be accomplished when an entire community across a all levels of government and with the private sector come together with a shared vision. it is my tremendous honor to introduce leader nancy pelosi. [applause] >> thank you. thank you so much. thank you so much for your great leadership and today is a very special day for us personally and officially because of what it means to the residents here. and what it means to the redenlszes here is that they have been treated with great dignity and respect.
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and having a say in how this place, this wonderful burton manor has been developed, to recognize the leadership of our dearly departed mayor lee with the program working with the then-president of the board of supervise source and now our distinguished mayor of san francisco, london breed, to bring this to fruition. there are many factors at work and you'll hear from folks like the bank of america because there is a private sector role. beverley will talk to us about her experience here. i just want to talk a moment about john burton, a former member of congress and former president of the california state senate and california -- so many titles. so much commitment -- [laughter] so much commitment to our country. and to this great state of california. someone said to me earlier, i
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never had -- don, actually, said -i never got to meet her. she was a force in our community for a long time as a member of the team of phil burton, who served in congress for a long time along with his brother john. somuch about, again, the dignity and worth of every person. and always the saying that it really matters that people have the dignity of the home, the respect we give them and the decency and the -- just dignity of where they live is a sign of how much we connect with them and their aspirations and she was a force in our community. person of deep values who would be so happy -- wouldn't she,
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john, to see this beautiful place. now we just met the colonel and he showed us his apartment. it's lively and he told me he was his own personal decorator there and that it was an advantage to him that when these apartments were being rehabbed, that he move to a different floor and then came back. but one of the things that we all shared was that we have recognition of people in the neighborhood to have access to facilities and just keeping some people in the building helped to facilitate that. when a private second is to side, it is really important to note that much of the housing in san francisco, affordable housing that has been developed has been developed because we had a tax code that enabled us to take advantage of the
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low-housing tax credit. thank you, bank of america, for doing that and being so much a part of this. [applause] that -- [applause] you can ask any of our nonprofits and certainly the tenderloin folks would subscribe to the fact that that public-private partnership was -- has been essential. i have to say sadly that much of that has been diminished in the tax bill that passed last year. in the congress of the united states, signed by the president. and we really have to reverse that. because it is -- it had been an impetus for us to have more affordable housing now that it is being diminished. but thank you to bank of america for participating, up until now, to make today's if ribbon cutting possible. so you had something to do with
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it, for-profit wise, and nonprofit-wise in every way and they knew how important our seniors and our people with physical challenges are to our community and how proud she would be to have a facility dedicated to their health, well-being and just the dignity that sala burton would be very proud. thank you for the opportunity to participate today. [applause] >> it is a huge honor for me and i hope you will join me in giving a warm welcome to our mayor. mayor london breed. [applause] >> it truly is an honor to be here today with people, i think, that are legends in the political world including john burton and leader pelosi and the work that they have done to pave the way for opportunities
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like this many of you knew i grew up in public housing called plaza east. >> yeah! >> also known as o.c., out of control projects -- [laughter] and it was definitely an out of control experience. we had a lot of challenges and the conditions that i grew up in sadly when i became a member of the board of supervisors were a lot of the same chance too many of our public housing residents were still living in. i know what it feels like to live with the mold, with broken elevators, with the roaches, with the neglect, with the messed up pipes, the need to use someone else's bathroom on a regular basis because yours didn't work. the bathtub that didn't work. the frustration, the hopelessness and the feeling that nobody cared. and that is why when i became a member of the board of supervisors my first year, i went to mayor ed lee and i said
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to him, when he asked me what my top three priorities were, i said public housing, public housing, public housing. when you have had to live in the kinds of conditions, sadly, that these buildings that existed in these buildings for over 20 years of your life, you wouldn't think about anything other than making sure that we change those conditions and immediately, immediately leader pelosi stepped up to the plate to provide the opportunity to work with us down this path. we began work in 2013 as don falk said, we had many fights in the community, talking to people about what this would do. and as i said, i grew up in plaza east. and when plaza east was torn down and rebuilt, my family and i were displaced. we weren't moved on the property. that's why it was so important
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that we assured the residents that we were going to make sure that they get back into the same unit that they have lived in. that we were going to rehabilitate the unit, move them within close proximity of where they felt so they felt they meant exact little what we said they were going to do. and we made it happen. here in sala burton, we made it happen for 100 residents in 89 units. beautiful units. a beautiful community room. a clean place and affordable place. a transformative place. for the people who deserve nothing less. and i am so proud to be mayor of such an amazing city where opportunity can exist, where change can happen. this is what happens when we make the right decisions. when we work together. when we do what's necessary to work with all of our city. departments, our federal partners and federal and state
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agencies. and had it not been for a fierce leader in congress, we would have never gotten as far as we've been able to get with rehabilitating over 1600 units so far and still counting. and the we finished pitt ma -- plaza, a place that ed lee, myself and we took a tour of pitt's plaza and it is beautiful with free wi-fi for the residents. a transformation. that's what this is about. no longer will residents in san francisco who live in public housing be neglected, live in substandard conditions. you are residents of san francisco just like anyone else and what we have been able to accomplish here by renovating this property demonstrates our commitment to you now and in the future. i want to thank tndc for their
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work and don falk and his team and kate hartley. barbara garcia is here from the san francisco housing authority. thank you all. jeff buckley and olson lee and so many people who played an important role in making this incredible project worthy of the name that it represents. sala burton manor. thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you, mayor breed. tndc has had a partnership with the bank of america that extends back 30 years. please join me in welcoming maria barry. [applause] >> hello, everyone. it's so great to be here with you today. on behalf of bank of america, i want to really start out with many thank yous. starting with leader pelosi for your support of affordable housing and the rad program.
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mayor breed for your support when you were a supervisor and now as mayor. mayor lee, the late mayor lee and the office of community development. tndc, as don said. we have a partnership that's gone back 30 years, which is justs so tremendous. h.u.d., the housing authority. thank you for trusting the new partners and really overseeing this and ensuring that they will be a steward of these properties going forward. and also i want to thank our bank of america team. ari belliak who was the head of organizing this for our firm, told me that we had over 40 people working on this. so i -- so it was quite an initiative and something that we were so incredibly pleased and proud to be a part of. this rehab is about so much. you know?
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it's about the mccal and life safety changes. it's about the public spaces now being so welcoming and really creating a great sense of community. but it's also about the residents, as everyone's been saying. it's really about transforming their lives and a major part of this was a social services component that was included in our participation and i got to hear more about that this morning. and just what it was able to do to make this transition so much easier for the residents so when they moved into their new home, everything went so much easier for them. and a lot of the little things were taken care of, which we're so happy to hear and be part of. this is my second time out to look at these developments and a couple were finished my last trip and now getting to see sala burton apartments so
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wonderful. these homes are incredible. it's fan it is a ticket see -- it's fantastic to see on resident's faces the story of how nobody knew each other before and now it's a real sense of community. that is how it is for us at bank of america. it's about providing the financing so that the residents can live in safe, comfortable homes. it was nice for a long period of time. they're built on a sustainable manor. so, long-term they will be wonderful homes to live in. at bank of america, we have a very strong commitment and we were founded over 100 years ago and we invested $2.2 billion into sfrad. and that is such a big investment for us. to give you some perspective. in 2017, we lent and invested
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$4.5 billion across the country. so we put a significant amount of our resources here and are so happy to see the progress that's been made and the transformation. we also provide foundation money so last year we provided $5.1 million to local nonprofits and we have about 4200 associates in the market. and we also put in $40,000 community service volunteer hours. one of the things that we value is shared success and we're not successful unless communities and customers we serves are successful as well. so this project was all about that. at sala burton, our purpose was to help the residents succeed in their quality of life and live in safe, comfortable homes. thank you so much for including
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bank of america in this exciting work. we are so proud to be your partners. thank you. [applause] >> and now it is my great pleasure to introduce beverley saba. [applause] >> we are here to honor and celebrate for women who are our founding mothers for rad in san francisco. barbara smith and alicia cisca of the housing authority, london breed, president of the board of supervisors, now mayor, and nancy pelosi. without these women, rad would not have been able to come to san francisco and be launched as the class act that it is.
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barbara and alicia had the sad task of informing us that the traditional funding was not in any way adequate to take care of the habitability of our housing and ultimately our housing itself. they applied to get rad to come to san francisco and it meant that the housing authority had to completely restructure itself, which was revolutionary and dauntsing. but their commitment was absolutely to the tenants inhabiting the housing that they were providing. they made sure, these two women, i know there were other people, but primarily these two women made sure that rad could come to san francisco. housing authority had to go
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through a lot of goalposts passing through in order to get it here. they did it. now it's here or it can be here. public financing and private financing, it had to be launched. they had to be brought together. so london breed, when mayor ed lee announced the reimagining of public housing, got right on board. and she put her effort in and it was a positive effort to get this to happen here. and nancy pelosi, using her political influence -- which is formidable -- her political power and her savvy, made sure that it was launched and launched as a class act. when the building was scheduled
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to be renovated, tndc sent their promising manager, tom lauderbach and the architect chris duncan, to talk to the tenants. their question to us, what do you want? not once, not twice, four times. at least four times. we spoke. they'd come back and say well, we can do this. but we can't do that because of code. let's figure out something else. first time anybody asked us what the hell we wanted. [applause] and good for them. [applause] one of the things we advocated for was a community room. we didn't have one. lara, they built us this room. it did not exist. tndc got in and they built it for us so i want to make sure everybody understands, tndc and
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our four mothers really put on or made sure that red became a class act. and to our founding mothers, can we get the flowers, please? ok. [applause] from our heart to yours, nancy may i give that to you? ok. we have barbara and alicia. there's one over there. >> thank you. >> we'll put them in the back. >> i'm sorry, sweetheart. this goes to alicia and barbara. right there. [laughter] so founding mothers, from our hearts to yours thank you.
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>> thank you. >> thank you. >> love you, sweetheart. >> thank you, beverley. >> you're welcome. >> we'll do that afterwards, is that all right?
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>> my name is kamal lane, and i've lived in san francisco for 30 -- let's say 31 years. i lived there a year february 29, 2017, my grandma's birthday. the thing that's cured my home is the mayor's office. when my number was called, i was excited because my number was number three. to rent a home in san francisco means that i'm able to be with my family to support me, me to support them. then, the opportunity for my daughter to get a good paying job. my favorite thing of my new home in hunters view is the view of the bay bridge,
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oakland, and a piece of the golden gate. it's peaceful and quiet, and they have a lot of activities for families. they have art class, where you can paint, they have trips, where they take the children. we went to a black art museum, we went to a jazz festival, we went ice skating. there's a lot -- they have a lot of activities up here, and that's one thing that i really love about it, i love my bedroom. it's peaceful, it's quiet, where i can think, play, and just have my quiet time. i love my bedroom. this is my home because this is where i live. me and my children, we love in here, we -- just being with my grand kids and loving somewhere and having somewhere is home. we love being together, and
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your heart -- wherever your heart is, that makes it home for you. >> it's great to see everyone kind of get together and prove, that you know, building our culture is something that can be reckoned with. >> i am desi, chair of economic development for soma filipinos. so that -- [ inaudible ] know that soma filipino exists, and it's also our economic platform, so we can start to build filipino businesses so we
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can start to build the cultural district. >> i studied the bok chase choy her achbl heritage, and i discovered this awesome bok choy. working at i-market is amazing. you've got all these amazing people coming out here to share one culture. >> when i heard that there was a market with, like, a lot of filipino food, it was like oh, wow, that's the closest thing i've got to home, so, like, i'm going to try everything. >> fried rice, and wings, and three different cliefz sliders. i haven't tried the adobe yet,
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but just smelling it yet brings back home and a ton of memories. >> the binca is made out of different ingredients, including cheese. but here, we put a twist on it. why not have nutella, rocky road, we have blue berry. we're not just limiting it to just the classic with salted egg and cheese. >> we try to cook food that you don't normally find from filipino food vendors, like the lichon, for example. it's something that it took years to come up with, to
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perfect, to get the skin just right, the flavor, and it's one of our most popular dishes, and people love it. this, it's kind of me trying to chase a dream that i had for a long time. when i got tired of the corporate world, i decided that i wanted to give it a try and see if people would actually like our food. i think it's a wonderful opportunity for the filipino culture to shine. everybody keeps saying filipino food is the next big thing. i think it's already big, and to have all of us here together, it's just -- it just blows my mind sometimes that there's so many of us bringing -- bringing filipino food to the city finally. >> i'm alex, the owner of the lumpia company. the food that i create is
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basically the filipino-american experience. i wasn't a chef to start with, but i literally love lumpia, but my food is my favorite foods i like to eat, put into my favorite filipino foods, put together. it's not based off of recipes i learned from my mom. maybe i learned the rolling technique from my mom, but the different things that i put in are just the different things that i like, and i like to think that i have good taste. well, the very first lumpia that i came out with that really build the lumpia -- it wasn't the poerk and shrimp shanghai, but my favorite thing after partying is that bakon
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cheese burger lumpia. there was a time in our generation where we didn't have our own place, our own feed to eat. before, i used to promote filipino gatherings to share the love. now, i'm taking the most exciting filipino appetizer and sharing it with other filipinos. >> it can happen in the san francisco mint, it can happen in a park, it can happen in a street park, it can happen in a tech campus. it's basically where we bring the hardware, the culture, the operating system. >> so right now, i'm eating something that brings me back
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to every filipino party from my childhood. it's really cool to be part of the community and reconnect with the neighborhood. >> one of our largest challenges in creating this cultural district when we compare ourselves to chinatown, japantown or little saigon, there's little communities there that act as place makers. when you enter into little philippines, you're like where are the businesses, and that's one of the challenges we're trying to solve.
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>> undercover love wouldn't be possible without the help of the mayor and all of our community partnerships out there. it costs approximately $60,000 for every event. undiscovered is a great tool for the cultural district to bring awareness by bringing the best parts of our culture which is food, music, the arts and being ativism all under one roof, and by seeing it all in this way, what it allows san franciscans to see is the dynamics of the
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filipino-american culture. i think in san francisco, we've kind of lost track of one of our values that makes san francisco unique with just empathy, love, of being acceptable of different people, the out liers, the crazy ones. we've become so focused onic maing money that we forgot about those that make our city and community unique. when people come to discover, i want them to rediscover the magic of what diversity and empathy can create. when you're positive and >> for the first time in nearly two decades fishers have been granted the legal right to sell fish directly to the package right off their boat -- to the
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public right off their boats in san francisco. it's not only helping local fishers to stay afloat but it's evoking the spirit of the wharf by resurfacing the traditional methods of selling fish. but how is it regulated? and what does it take for a boat to be transported into a floating fish market? find out as we hop on board on this episode of "what's next sf." (♪) we're here with the owner and the captain of the vessel pioneer. it's no coincidence that your boat is called the pioneer because it's doing just that. it's the first boat in san francisco to sell fish directly from the boat. how did you establish your boat into such a floating fish market? >> well, you know, i always thought that it would be nice to be able to provide fresh fish to the locals because most of the fish markets, you would have to do a large amount of volume in order to bring in enough fish to
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cover the overhead. when you start selling to the public that volume is much less so it makes it hard to make enough money. so being able to do this is really -- it's a big positive thing i think for the entire community. >> a very positive thing. as a third-generation fisherman joe as his friends call him has been trawling the california waters for sustainably caught seafood since an early age. since obtaining a permit to sell fish directly to the public he is able to serve fish at an affordable price. >> right now we're just selling what a lot of the markets like, flat fish and rock fish and what the public likes. so we have been working for many, many years and putting cameras in them. there's the ability to short fish and we have panels that we open and close so we target the different species of fish by adjusting the net. and then not only that but then the net sort out the sizes which is really important. >> joe brings in a lot of fish, around 20,000 pounds per fishing
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trip to be exact. >> we had one day one time that we sold almost 18,000 pounds. >> it's incredible. >> i know, it's hard to imagine. >> but this wasn't always the case for joe. >> the markets that we have left in california, they're few and far between, and they really are restrictive. they'll let you fish for a couple months and shut you down. a lot of times it's rough weather and if you can't make your delivery you will lose your rotation. that's why there's hardly any boats left in california because of the market challenges. my boat was often sitting over here at the dock for years and i couldn't do anything with it because we had no market. the ability to go catch fish is fine, i had the permits, but you couldn't take them off your boat. >> that was until the port commission of san francisco rallied behind them and voted unanimously to approve a pilot program to allow the fish to be sold directly to consumers right off their boats. >> the purpose of the program is to allow commercial fishers to sell their fish directly from
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their boats to the end consumer in a safe and orderly manner for the benefit of the overall fishing community at the port of san francisco. we have limited the program to certain types of fish such as salmon, halibut, tuna and rock fish. crab is restricted from this program because we did not want to interfere with the existing crab sales on taylor street and jefferson street. so this is not meant to favor one aspect of the fishing industry more than another. it's to basically to lift up the whole industry together. >> and if joe the program has been doing just that. >> it was almost breathtaking whenever i woke up one morning and i got my federal receiver, my first receivers license in the mail. and that gave me permission to actually take fish off my boat. once we started to be able to sell, it opened things up a bit. because now that we have that federal permit and i was able to ppetition the city council and
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getting permission from san francisco to actually use the dock and to sell fish here, it was a big turning point. because we really didn't think or know that we'd get such a positive response from the public. and so we're getting thousands of people coming down here buying fish every week and so that's pretty cool. they like the fish so much that they take pictures of it when they cook it and they send us all of these pictures and then they ask us, you know, constantly for certain types of fish now. and when they come down here the one thing that they say is that they're so amazed that the fish is so fresh they could eat a little bit during the week and it's still fresh all week in the refrigerator. so that's really cool. >> the fish is very fresh and the price is super. i don't think that you can get it anywhere in the bay area. i can see it, and i can stir fry it, wow, you can do anything you want.
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i just can say this is a good place to shop and you have a good experience. >> this program supports the strategic plan in terms of engagement, people being connected to the waterfront, and also economic vitality. because it's helping the fishermen to make ends meet. they have no guarantees in their businesses, not like some people, and we want to do everything that we can to help them to have a good and thriving business. >> how does it feel to be able to sell your fish locally kind of in the traditional way, like your grandfather probably did? >> when i was a kid and i used to work in my dad's fish market, a lot of the markets that we sell to now are second and third and fourth generation markets. so i remember as a kid putting their tags on the boxes of fish that we shipped out of monterey and ship down to l.a. so it's kind of cool that we're still dealing with the same families.
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and this is probably about the only way that anyone can really survive in california is to sell your own fish. >> one of the advantages of this program is the department people that pull in the fish, they can find out where they caught it and find out more about the fisherman and that adds to their experience. the feedback from the fishers has been very good and the feedback from the customers have very good. and there's a lot of people coming to the wharf now that might not have done so. in fact, there's people that go through the neighboring restaurants that are going to eat fish inside but before they go in they see the action on the dock and they want to kind of look at what's happening on the boat before they go in and they have a meal. so it's generated some conversation down at the wharf and that's a good thing. >> as you can see by the line forming behind me getting ready to buy fish, the pilot program has been a huge success. for more information visit
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