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change that, nothing would be more important than trying to make sure that we change the future of what it means to be not necessarily a resident of public housing, but a resident of san francisco. so fulfilling, as mayor elite would said, old promises, it is important. making sure that this is a conversation that started way back in 2004 when gavin newsom was mayor, trying to really make sure that we did this thing right, and that we protected the people who deserved an opportunity to live in better conditions. this is a shining example of public, private, community projects done right. and i'm so honored to be mayor at this time, celebrating the significant accomplishment of a place where anyone would want to
live, anyone, because again, as someone who grew up in public housing, i remember so many people didn't even want to come to my neighborhood. i remember when people didn't want to come to west point. i remember the challenges that existed in this community. we will change that. this is a first step, and there are so many people to think in making this possible. i want to thank the residents. [applause] >> because the people who live here were sceptical. they said wait a minute, look at what you have to do to the western edition, we don't want any problems, and the fact that the resident said okay, we will take a chance, and we will work with you, and work with city officials, and we will trust you to do this thing right, and we will hold you accountable, that
means something. we made this possible because you trusted our ability to make this thing right -- work for you. i want to thank each and every one of you. i want to thank the mayor touch office of housing and community development, kate hartley is here. it started with olson lee, and those conversations in the whole community room, and those were some tense conversations, so i want to thank her for her leadership. the office of community investment and infrastructure, and also, where is theo? right there in the front. theo, thank you so much for working with the residents. you have become a fixture in this community, and i know they all appreciate your work and your support on this project. i want to thank the california department of housing and community development for their investment. thank you so much for supporting this project. it is difficult to get state
money, so it means a lot to have you here today. the developers of this project, people i've worked with for so long, the john stewart company, and i know john stewart is retired, but he still acts kind of retired, not really. [laughter] >> thank you for not only supporting this project with the work you have done all over the city. thank you for your hard work. the bayview hunter's point ymca. so we could provide not only incredible facilities, but we want to make sure we provide incredible services from our various nonprofit agencies and city departments, and this wouldn't be possible without money. so there's a lot of money involved and citibank and well -- wells fargo, thank you so much for your commitment and commitment in supporting this project. it really does take a question
-- a village to make something like this incredible project happen today is a day that i am so excited about. it is a day that is way overdue. a long time coming, so we are going to celebrate today, yes, but we are going to roll up our sleeves in the city and commit to making sure that we rebuild and rehab every public housing unit in the city and county of san francisco, with over 2600 public housing units either replaced or rehabbed. we are well on our way. we are well on our way. [applause] so no longer will this community feel neglected. no longer will this community feel as though they're not getting the support, the attention, and the services that they deserve as part of san francisco. and not only will i continue to
provide that support as mayor, but your new supervisor, shimon walton, will continue to lead this effort so this community has the support and representation that it deserves. your voices will continue to be heard at city hall because of your belief in our abilities to deliver for each and every one of you. thank you, everyone, for all that you did to make this possible. [applause] >> thank you, mayor for your unwavering support of affordable housing, supportive services and ending homelessness in the city. most recently, in the form of your proposed 300 million-dollar bond, which we are all in on, and we will get past, okay. [applause] by your comments reminded me that when gavin newsom spoke up here, and look where he is now,.
[laughter]. >> governor brown was here a couple years ago signing 15 housing bills in a historic signing ceremony. we have a habit of hosting current and future governors. no rash, but i am just saying, i would love to think that a future mayor of san francisco is living here at hunter's view right now. a launchpad for sure. thank you so much for your support and leadership. we are also very pleased to have our new district ten supervisor, shimon walton here with us today supervisor walton was elected in november of 2018, relatively new supervisor, but another native san franciscan. a former resident of public housing himself, and a former president of the san francisco board of education. he has worked tirelessly to create opportunities for local education, promote a looming -- living wage employment, jobs for young people, as a former executive director of young community developers, a
supervisor walton knows how important good housing and economic opportunities are for our community and our youth. therefore my sincere pleasure to introduce district ten supervisor, shimon walton. [applause] >> good morning. that is what i like, that enthusiasm. i want everybody to give it up for san francisco. [cheers and applause] >> as much as i love san francisco, district ten is the place to be. [cheering] >> give it up for district ten. [applause] as we talk about fulfilling promises, as we talk about if you look at the beautiful housing that we now have here, and as john said, he likes to think that the future mayor of this city is living here, and i don't know if we have a future
mayor living here, but i do know we have a current supervisor of district ten that actually lived right here in west point. so it is my grandparents -- my grandparent his are smiling right now to see what housing looks like now here, and i still have to think before i speak, because we will always consider west point. it is just amazing to see all of the residents here. i know all of the work that has gone into this since 2004, and since the development and the creation of hope s.f., wanting to fulfil dreams and promises, going back to even what started at the federal government with the hope six work and everything in san francisco. san francisco stepping up saying we will provide the resources to redevelop our public housing, to make sure that the families that live in public housing have a buildings, have facilities, have a place that looks just as amazing as other housing here in
san francisco, so we never want to forget that. i also want to say that we have a lot of people who worked hard to make sure that this happened, and i want us to all remember mama tessie as we live here, as our children play here, as our children attend the child care facility that has -- that is now here on-site. we have to remember all the folks who worked very hard. as mayor breed talked about, people not trusting the process, people not trusting what was going to happen because of things that happened in other areas of the city, and promising the 1-1 replacement, saying we'll never let think that happened before happen again because we will work sure -- make sure we will fulfil promises. i want to remember tessie and her honor. i want to make sure everyone remembers her name. if you did not have the opportunity and experience to know her, a lot of residents here, i see commissioner titus, rosewood, this is a collective
of all of their work together. mayor breed already thanked everyone who has done the work here, or who will be providing services, but i want to say that this is a glamorous opportunity for a here in public housing, a glamorous opportunity for us here in san francisco, and please tell your neighbors, your friends, that district ten really is the place to be, and that hope s.f. is going to be the most dramatic change and revitalization for public housing that we have ever seen, and we will see it through together. thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you very much for mentioning tessie esther, because there is a definite connection with the next speaker , and a personal connection as well because when you talk about the process of meeting and building the trust,
i was on the receiving end of that. but that is why i am so glad that i am here, fulfilling these commitments. i am pleased to introduce our next speaker, another native san franciscan, and a long-term hunter's view resident. terrel and his sun, terrel junior, that would be here, but he is in school, he has his priorities straight. they moved into the first component of phase two couple of years ago. you not only lives in this beautiful complex, but because of our focusing employment opportunities through our contracting thousands and thousands of hours, and job training and employment opportunities to residents of hunter's view itself and the surrounding neighborhoods, he helped build this complex while working as an employee of evans brothers, a local subcontractor that did demolition of sight work up here. as you mentioned, his mother, the late tessie esther, a
well-known community leader who advocated tirelessly for bayview hunter's point residents on housing, environmental and social justice issues. her work helped form division of the new hunter's view and the hope s.f. program itself. i can testify that she never shrank from reminding us of our commitments to hunter's view, it's residents, in the community. so it is my pleasure to ask terrel tobias to come up and say a few words. [applause] >> good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm trying to keep the energy it is definitely an honor to be standing before you today. i would definitely have my son here because i was just preaching to him about stepping outside your box and trying new things and being in front of you
hunter's view. like many, we take great pride in our neighborhood. we want to see it flourish and be great. i also have the pleasure of helping build to the new hunter's view, which i took great pride in as a construction worker. i have been in construction for eight years now, starting right here in hunter's view. i want to say thank you. [applause] many of the programs that were promised to us, actually came through, and it is a great opportunity because i have been able to make a career for myself , and provide for my son, and be an example to so many people in the neighborhood that have given the opportunity, you can take advantage of these things, and do great things. thank you guys for that opportunity. [applause] >> the hunter's view communities filled with talented, ambitious people. sometimes we just need the
opportunity to show just that. during our transition, we have seen some bad days, lost a lot of people, but we still stand under better conditions. we still press on and are very proud to continue to build our community. we can all live together in, help this community flourish for our children and the youth following us. i thank you for your time, and all the programs such as mayor breed's intern program for our youth, giving them dreams beyond their imagination. it is a great thing. thank you and welcome to the new hunter's view. [applause] [cheering] >> should we just and there? now i'm nervous. i have to follow that, okay?
it was hard enough with the mayor. come on. tessie esther lane, it has a ring to it. i'm exchanging grants -- glances with my project manager and she is saying note to self. well said. well done and congratulations. absolutely. fantastic. okay. after political leadership and resident advocacy and construction, what else does it take to make a brand-new mixed income community a reality? that is right, money. lots and lots of money. the foundation of our financing plan was, and it has always been the $100 million plus provided collectively by the san francisco mayor's office of housing and community development. the office of community investment in infrastructure, and the san francisco housing authority. the housing authority still owning the land under the
structures and providing rent subsidies to many of our residents. i will take a quick moment to say thank you and a shout out to the staff, the commissioners the leadership, the president, of those fine agencies who have just been marvellous partners. during this long-term effort. we could not have kept the promises and commitments we made to the community and the residents without their ongoing financial supports. these local dollars that i mentioned then a leveraged additional public and private funding sources, many times over. the first of which is represented by our friend and colleague bennett metcalf. a former affordable housing developer himself, a former high-level hood official in washington, d.c., and currently director of the california state department of housing and community development. hcd, i'm sure you will mentioned this, they have provided over $50 million in state funding to
hunter's view, including the catalytic 30 million-dollar infill infrastructure grant that kicked it all off many years ago two multifamily housing program loans and keep money for our parks, and with last year's passage of propositions and one and two at the state level and the $6 billion of new affordable housing finance, i know you will keep it coming. come on up and tell us about it. [applause] >> the last time i was here, in fact was 17 months ago when governor brown and the legislative leadership stood out there with ten million-dollar views and signed in a package of 15 groundbreaking new pieces of legislation that promised a restart in the state's commitment to supporting projects like these and let the way for the propositions one and two which recapitalized the sources that we had used for this project that put in place
new permanent source of affordable housing, going directly to local governments. it helps make it easier to build and his own and title. what a difference two years has made in terms of where we are now today. of course, with a new governor who said yes, great, to housing packages good, but let's keep going, and campaigned on housing platform, didn't miss a beat, got inaugurated on a monday, dropped a proposal on a thursday to legislature, calling for 2.3 billion more dollars for the state to put forward a one-time fund. followed that up a week later with a lawsuit against the city summer down in southern california that wasn't due -- doing its part and to follow that up with an executive order and put them into play for affordable housing and much more. of course, no surprise, you know this governor well. the tories, famously a couple
week into his term as mayor got all the city departments had an event and sent them all down here to show them, make sure that they knew the work that had to get done and although that was a long time ago, in a long time before the great work of mayor lee and you, madame mayor, even then, made sure that when they walked away from that first trip, they're making sure they had improvements in place and doing the work to make sure this building community was livable until the good work of this could actually come to play. so yes, thank you to you, jack, thank you to the elected leadership here, to you, madame mayor, for your leadership and passionate work in this, supervisor walton, mr. bias, thank you for all the residency kept the faith in this journey, ridge point, divine and gone, i want to call out margaret, wherever she is, there. [applause]
margaret, my friend and colleague, as we were side-by-side ten or 15 years ago, working on parallel projects, telling me what she was doing, and me thinking, boy, she has the short straw in terms of trying to put together complicated projects that would never get done, but she pulled it off, and i want to say personally, i worked here in san francisco as a developer, but at a certain point, i got the itch and i thought i needed to get into government to make government work better for supporting projects like these. and actually was, to a large degree, the kind of mark -- work that she was doing here. to try and make this more of the normal i got to work and desist from the leadership. and so for me to get to come back and see this is a real
treat and a real honor. and i want to thank you for letting me share in this a little bit. this is mixed income housing at its best. this is putting residents first in its process at its best. it is the truest kind of public private partnership that any of us get to participate in, where everybody comes together and puts down marks and works collaboratively. is one of those no regrets moves from the state of california. there might have been other things we could have done with that money, but nothing that will paint the way, and be the symbol of where we want to go in the future. and particularly where we can go in the future we are getting serious about affordable housing, and taking on the challenges a public housing and some of our neighborhoods that need that holistic approach to changing the trajectory of the house -- the people who live in
these neighborhoods. for san francisco, for california, and if i may say, for the nation, we continue to thank everyone for the good work for the big and bold construction transformative projects that we take on. >> you thanks margaret already, so i don't have to do that. i appreciated appreciate it. and addition to local and state funding, a key piece of the financing plan was corporate equity provided in return for low income housing tax credits. for that week turn turned to a long-term financial institution, well known to us all. wells fargo bank. my pleasure to introduce the senior v.p. and regional equity manager.
[applause] >> thank you very much for allowing me to present today. this is a phenomenal event with great speakers, and there's lots of people here who someday we'll get lifetime achievement awards for affordable housing. i feel like i don't belong here, i wanted everybody to take a deep breath and lower the mark -- lower the bar. [laughter]. >> because everybody has spoken extremely well, and i'm not going to do it justice. my name is tim mccann, i work for wells fargo, unlike jack said, i lead the investment in california, and we -- where the investor -- we are the investor in this phase. it is two projects, maybe it is ten, i'm not quite sure, and i could not be happier or more proud to be a partner, not only with john stewart and divine and
gone, but everyone in the room providing the 65 million-dollar investment that helps to build this. and also, i want to point out, the 65 million-dollar investment, i'm sure many of you, some of you do and some of you don't know how the program works, but the $65 million that wells fargo invest in the property as a subsidized program, but that money stays with hunter charge of you for the rest of eternity. we do not get paid back, it is a little bit more complicated than that. it stays with the property. fifteen years ago, you you say goodbye and that money stays here. we are excited to be an investor in hunter charge of you and for eternity, sort of. so i am part of a group called community lending investment and where we did -- what we did about ten years ago is we formed a group that was consistent with
wells fargo's idea to support the communities in which we serve. the communities where we have banks, we do business, we think it is really important that those communities thrive, and we want to be part of providing capital for those businesses, and affordable housing. so i lost my train of thought. i told you this would be a lobar how we accomplish that, investing in affordable housing, as we partner with really great partners like the divine and gone and the john stewart companies, and we invest capital so we can realize their vision, and we work with the local communities like the california department of housing and community development, and the mayor touch a housing, to make sure that they can meet their goals, so we provide the capital to make sure everyone can accomplish their goals and realize their vision. i want to thank all of the
partners that john stewart and company. i want to thank john stewart. and jack gardner and margaret. i always want to say margaret mitchell, but you did not write that book. margaret miller and catherine epps all. i want to thank rick divine and andrew berman, and i want to thank everybody in the room for being supportive of affordable housing, and i want to thank everyone for allowing us to partner with you and be part of this. thank you. [applause] >> i am taking a lot of notes. no repayment to wells fargo. we will let the federal government give you tax credits. that works for me. so, anyway, it is two limited partnerships building three buildings of the five blocks that are part of phase two, but we will geek out on that later.
we will keep it on track here. but last but not least of our financing came from another major community development lender, city community capital, which provided over 100 million. i hope nobody is adding up these dollars because u.s.a. how much does this thing cost? prided over $100 million in construction loans and over $8 million in a long-term financing for hunter charge of you. in fact, over the years, we have provided almost $250 million in financing in support of the john stewart companies affordable housing efforts throughout the state of california, for which we are very appreciative. we appreciate the city community capital confidence in trust, and i'm pleased to introduce the v.p., andrew nathanson to say a few words. [applause] >> good morning, everybody. i know everyone is eager to get to the refreshments, i will try to keep this -- keep my comments
brief. it is a pleasure to be here today with everyone, to celebrate with john stewart, divine and gone, the city of san francisco, the state, rich point, but most importantly, the residents and community of hunter charge of you and hunter's point as we mark this milestone and the development, the ongoing development of neighborhoods that were historically overlooked. and jack does point out that these numbers do add up, but really, that is in part, a result of underinvestment for a long period of time, so i think the investments that we have all made are certainly worth it and the beautiful community that we are seen -- seeing built here, there's absolutely no second thoughts or the investments are
totally worth it. on behalf of my colleagues at citibank, i want to share with you how proud we are to have participated in this project and help finance this very important project. city community capital is the community development lending and investing arm of citibank, like wells fargo, we are committed to providing investments across all of the communities in which we do business, and we provide capital for affordable housing projects such as this, helping individuals access safe, clean housing that helps them fulfil all of their goals in their lives. i think i would also like to recognize the huge amount of effort, diligence, probably some cajoling controlling, long-term thinking that it took on the
development team's part, elected officials, everyone involved to bring this project to fruition, and bring it to where it is today. again, on behalf of citibank, i want to thank everybody and congratulate everyone, the residents on this beautiful and new community. [applause]. >> note to self, don't repay -- never mind, i have to keep that straight, my bad. it does take us to be sincere, be brief, be seated, i will try. for a moment, reminded me when we're talking about gavin newsom calling up the department has to come out and take a look at the four corners, the four kerner analysis of looking at the data that said what are some of the most troubled intersections in our city, and a bunch of them were in the southeastern sector
of the city, and one of them was right outside, and that's what led to mayor newsom prioritizing hunter's view as the first locally homegrown public housing redevelopment. every public housing redevelopment prior to that had been done with federal hope $6, and mayor newsom said, you know, we are not that popular in washington right now, not sure we will be seeing a lot of hope $6 flowing to san francisco, so dammit we will do it ourselves. we will make a local commitment to turning around the most troubled and blighted public housing complexes in san francisco, even if we have to do it ourselves. that decision led to the creation of hope s.f., which was a brand-new approach to public housing redevelopment, because in many hope six projects across the nation, in the interest of creating a mixed income community, image the
displacement of the existing residents, and, you know, well-intentioned and some, in most cases, but take a voucher, go somewhere, lead a new life. in san francisco, we said no, these are established communities, we are not going down the wrong road of urban renewal that the mayor mentioned earlier, the western edition fillmore, et cetera, we will preserve that community, displace no one, we will harness the value of that land to help pay for this ambitious endeavour by increasing some density, and instead of sending the poor folks out to the higher income communities, we will allow a higher income households to come to hunter's view and invest in this community, and create a new mixed income community with our master planning architect, what he calls in normative san francisco neighborhoods are people of all colors, all incomes, all ages, all abilities, all backgrounds live side-by-side, and makes san
francisco a truly special place. so we are so pleased and honored to be part of that journey, and to be with you here today. i know i departed from the script a little bit, but that is from the heart. that is what it is about. i'm really proud to be part of this team and this group of people who have made that happen. let me just say thank you to all the distinguished speakers here today, into all the many people, police and public agencies that have contributed their time, the energy, the hardware, their money to the new hunter's view. i wish we had time to recognize and thank them all by name, but time is short, and as andrew said, i want to let you take some tours of the community center, the childcare center, look at the views, have some refreshments, chat and mingle. i have named just a few really quickly here. first, our founder and our namesake, john stewart. thank you to john for giving the opportunity to work with you, and to carry your vision forward [applause]
to our tireless staff, margaret has already been mentioned. well done, margaret. [cheers and applause] first thing i said, there's this hunter's if you think, can you take care of it? call me for the ribbon-cutting. who knew? so catherine upsell as our project manager who has been doing a phase two. really the face of john stewart appear. development is great, but even as long as this seemed to take, it is a five or ten year process and then you turn it over to property management for the rest of forever. that is where the real work begins, in many ways, when you are building and supporting the community. i want to shout out to our property management staff, denise, rowena, and everyone who is up here every day. anna chung who is hiding outside, my partner, down, and make sure everything was built properly. a couple of our main consultants, i want to say thank
you to our master planning architect his, our phase two architects, david baker, paula taggart, our general contractors who did a fabulous job up here, market ray, quality, durability, beautiful cahill contractors. our legal councillor and their third, our wellness center operator. make sure you check it out. the department of public health. they're down there helping with wellness in the community. our childcare operator, a local operator and provider and employing many of our residents already. well done. [cheers and applause] >> our human capital partner, the bayview ymca, i'm on the the board of the east bay ymca, so it is a family connection. i'm excited to be working with them. you all have done an amazing job designing, building, and bringing this beautiful new neighborhood to life.
defense. >> my name is mustafa, and i am a midfielder, but right now, i am trying to play as a goalkeeper, because they need a goalkeeper. >> soccer u.s.a. is a nonprofessional organization. we use sports, soccer in particular to engage communities that can benefit from quality programs in order to lift people up, helping to regain a sense of control in one's life. >> the san francisco recreation and park department and street soccer u.s.a. have been partners now for nearly a decade. street soccer shares our mission in using sport as a vehicle for youth development and for reaching people of all ages. rec and park has a team.
>> i'm been playing soccer all my life. soccer is my life. >> i played in the streets when i was a kid. and i loved soccer back home. i joined street soccer here. it was the best club to join. it helps me out. >> the tenderloin soccer club started in the summer of 2016. we put one of our mini soccer pitches in one of our facilities there. the kids who kpriez the club team came out to utilize that space, and it was beautiful because they used it as an opportunity to express themselves in a place where they were free to do so, and it was a safe space, in a neighborhood that really isn't the most hospitalable to youth -- hospitable to youth playing in the streets.
>> one day, i saw the coach and my friends because they went there to join the team before me. so i went up to the coach and asked, and they said oh, i've got a soccer team, and i joined, and they said yeah, it was he for everybody, and i joined, and it was the best experience ever. >> a lot of our programs, the kids are in the process of achieving citizenship. it's a pretty lengthy process. >> here, i am the only one with my dad. we were in the housing program, and we are trying to find housing. my sister, she's in my country, so i realize that i have a lot of opportunities here for getting good education to help her, you know? yeah. that's the -- one of the most important things that challenge me. >> my dad was over here, making
some money because there was not a lot of jobs back home. i came here, finish elementary in san francisco. after that, i used to go back to my country, go to yemen, my country, and then back here. last time i went back was a couple years ago. >> i came here six months, i know nobody. now i have the team has a family, the coaches. amazing. >> i'm hoping for lifelong friendships, and i'm super inspired by what they've been able to achieve and want to continue to grow alongside them. >> i love my family, i love my team. they're just like a family. it's really nice. >> street soccer just received a five year grant from the department of children, youth and family, and this is an important inreflection point for street soccer u.s.a. because their work in our most
important communities is now known beyond just san francisco recreation and park department, and together, we're going to continue to work with our city's most vulnerable kids and teach them to love the beautiful game. >> i want to tell everybody back home, i hope you all make it over here and join teams like this like street soccer u.s.a., and live your life. get a better life. >> right away, just be patient, and then, everything will be okay. welcome to the epic cent
did you know that many buildings in san francisco are not bolted to the foundation on today's episode we'll learn how the option to bolt our foundation in an earthquake. >> hi, everybody welcome to another episode of stay safe i'm the director of earthquake safety in the city and county of san francisco i'm joined by a
friend matt. >> thank you thanks for being with us we're in a garage but at the el cap center south of market in san francisco what we've done a simulated the garage to show you what it is like to make the improvements and reduce the reflexes of earthquake we're looking at foundation bolts what do they do. >> the foundation bolts are one of the strengthening system they hold the lowest piece of wood onto the foundation that prevents the allows from sliding during an earthquake that is a bolt over the original construction and these are typically put in along the foundation to secure the house to the foundation one of the things we'll show you many types of bolts let's go outside and
show the vufrdz we're outside the epic center in downtown san francisco we'll show 3 different types of bolts we have a e poxy anchor. >> it is a type of anchor that is adhesive and this is a rod we'll embed both the awe hey that embeds it into the foundation that will flip over a big square washer so it secured the mud sell to the foundation we'll need to big drill luckily we have peter from the company that will help us drill the first hole. >> so, now we have the hole drilled i'll stick the bolt in and e post-office box it. >> that wouldn't be a bad idea
but the dust will prevent the e post-office box from bonding we need to clean the hole out first. >> so, now we have properly cleaned hole what's the next step. >> the next step to use e post-office box 2 consultants that mixes this together and get them into tubes and put a notice he will into the hole and put the e post-office box slowly and have a hole with e post-office box. >> now it is important to worm or remember when you bolt our own foundation you have to go to 9 department of building inspection and get a permit before you start what should we look at next what i did next
bolt. >> a couple of anchors that expand and we can try to next that will take a hole that hole is drilled slightly larger marathon the anchor size for the e post-office box to flow around the anchor and at expansion is going into the hole the same dinning room we'll switch tamet so, now we have the second hole drilled what next. >> this is the anchor and this one has hard and steel threads that cuts their way into the
concrete it is a ti ton anchor with the same large square so similar this didn't require e post-office box. >> that's correct you don't needed for the e post-office box to adhere overnight it will stick more easily. >> and so, now it is good to go is that it. >> that's it. >> the third anchor is a universal foundation plate when you don't have room above our foundation to drill from the
top. >> so, now we have our foundation plate and the tightened screw a couple of ways to take care of a foundation what's the best. >> the best one depends on what your house is like and our contractors experience they're sometimes considered the cadillac anchor and triplely instead of not witting for the e post-office box this is essentially to use when you don't have the overhead for the
foundation it really depends on the contractor and engineering what they prefer. >> talking to a qualified professional and see what >> welcome and thank you so much. thank you for the beautiful tunes. it is hard to stop dancing. that we have some wonderful dignitaries here today who want to speak with us and share. my name is dr. ellen hammersley. i'm the vice president of client services at catholic charities. it is my honor and pleasure to introduce to you today our c.e.o. she is a light of inspiration to all of a sudden catholic charities. her grades and leadership is an
inspiration to all of, and we hope she will inspire all of you as she does all of our staff thank you. welcome. [applause] >> thank you. what a wonderful crowd to have today. wow. this is beautiful. first of all, i want to extend a warm welcome and thank thank you for participating to our interface leaders -- interfaith leaders. and i also, of course, extend our warmest welcome to our did terry's, london threet. [cheers and applause] -- to our dignitaries. london breed, reference dr. amos brown. [cheers and applause]. >> danny glover, civil rights
leader and distinguished actor. [applause] , the director of homelessness and supportive housing division of the city of san francisco. [cheers and applause] , and captain matthews, one of the very few african-american women captains in the force. thank you. we thank them for their leadership and helping solve some of the most difficult problems in our community. i would like to thank all of you, our neighbors, community partners, our guests, you are here today, in the sacred heart choir who will sing for us a little bit later. this is the first anniversary of this program here at the bayview we have put our hands and love around some of the most vulnerable population and you will meet some of them. of course, you know the catholic charities serve oh, -- serves over 35,000 people over san francisco.
some of the most vulnerable populations of all faiths and walks of life. we commemorate that today, but we are also commemorating black history today. [applause] >> black experience in san francisco has shades of darkness, and shades of light. i want to tell you a very important, very short story, but important story that is very emotional for me, because it is personal. when i asked dr. reverend amos brown could join us today, he asked a little bit about me. and i said, reverend brown, i attended burnet elementary school in hunter's point, and he looked at me and he said, madame , can you hear him say that? he said madame, do you know
about burnet elementary school? do you know who it is named after? and i have been gone for 30 years, and i went to elementary school there in the seventies, so frankly, i didn't, and that is very important history. he proceeded to tell me that 1842, a missouri lawyer by the name of peter burnett, moved to germantown oregon which is now portland, oregon, where i have been for the last 30 years. in 1842, he moved there, and he passed a law that said that any black people who lived there after six months would be flogged, and following that, he also wanted to exterminate native americans and chinese. not only that here in 1849, this man named burnett, and he bme