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the end of february, and that fed into our timing for offering the early and new now after the figures were just updated a couple weeks ago. so we are in the process right now of updating our outreach materials based on the newly adopted figures and we will be issuing letters to pred.d.a. households in early april and we will have an informational table set up at the april on island board meeting, and tentatively planning to have a drop in session later in april where people can come in and ask questions as well on a saturday, and then the option would be available to households beginning may 1st and ending february of next year.
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if we've made an election at the end of february based on continued interest to extend the window further, we went update the outreach materials and reissue them to residents, so that is our timing update, but i will take any questions that you have. >> commissioner dunlop? >> thank you, very much, madam chair. i wasn't here last weekend, so my apologies. was there a discussion last week regarding the meeting that was on the island a week before? because this kind of feeds right into that and some of the concerns of the people on the
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island. >> yeah, there was some discussion and supervisor haney attended last week chop chop meeting and wait in with his thoughts. i will be meeting with him to brief him further on the transitional housing programs that are parts of the d.d.a. for both what one treasure island households and households of the villages. we'll be going over that this week. >> and moneywise, we haven't, it was promised, it's available -- >> if people choose to take the in lieu payment, then those funds are available in our budget, and their replacement housing as part of the projects that we are working on with mercy and catholic charities, in particular will be our first opportunity for replacement housing. also, at the april board meeting
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, naturally mentioned earlier that we will have updates on both the shares and catholic charities buildings, but also a presentation on the first market right mac building that will be constructed. which will be the first -- which will include inclusionary affordable units that will be for sale so there will also be future information on the pre marketing opportunities and when that window will be for pre d.d.a. households for people to purchase either a market right or affordable units within the development. >> and the affordable, that is 5% of the units on why b.i.a.? >> yes. it is 5% of the figure overall. in this particular building,
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we'll include all of the affordable units, so this building will be more than 10% affordable. >> i see. there was a lot of concern from people who do fit into the market right mac currently bubble fit into market right down the road just because prices have gone so high. has that been discussed, will that be discussed, there's a lot of people who are very concerned on the island. >> for the pred.d.a. households that are offered replacement housing, their rent will be tied to their current rent, so they will not see a big change in their rent for their households.
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>> and purchasing a certain amount of people might have been able to afford it five years ago , we really have no idea right now is that kind of true. >> and we don't have control over the market cycle. >> we just don't have any figures from t.i. c.d. on the purchase pricing. >> maybe we can talk later about last week's meeting. i'm so sorry i missed it. >> i have some questions. from the last meeting, and i know commissioner dunlop, yes, you were absent, staff provided the outreach and it was quite impressive. we had indicated all along that it is very important and you are doing a great job out there and you need to demonstrate that because sometimes, especially
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when we have a new supervisor and nailed this matter now, is nearing conclusion, which started this outreach years ago and listed a consultant to help us, and every meeting we have had a tighter regular meeting and also in the infrastructure transportation, we will be asking for updates on this. that was very informative, and i'm sure that the supervisor has one. in fact, i would think that knowledge should also be available to tenants. sometimes you can have 200 households, all it takes is one or three people. they will show up and say no, they didn't hear anything. we know it is unfair, but at least you can produce and say, this is what we have. we have all these opportunities, and we are still engaging with them. so that's going to be very important. secondly, a lot of misconception
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that's why when we engage the public, give the history for treasure islands. no one on treasure island has been evicted. in fact, the truth and mercy generosity of san francisco, they set aside some of the tenants, they called them pre-d.d.a., about 200 of them, and given them generously with the benefits that we are talking about here. nobody should be entitled for anything but the city of san francisco is very important. when we go out there and we talk and we talk about a supervisor and we keep keep them up-to-date because they do not know, because the residents are doing this, and we do not explain it, even to the press and everyone. what happened is we keep passing misinformation down the line, that is not what is happening here.
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other things that i need to do here is that -- we need to define what we mean by caregivers, and we see all the documents and we know it is very important when we communicate that people know the composition and the household. san francisco has a policy that is set aside and we are bound by as a sitting agency for public housing tenants. there is a lot of policy in there. we need to define that because we are still bound by that. although, these issues that i have, are we making available to the pre-d.d.a. households about housing opportunities in san francisco? they're also san francisco residents. as you see now, they have their names and everything should be in there. why? to develop. again, we have all the
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restrictions. if i'm looking for it, and san francisco is developing everywhere, they should also be aware of that because there maybe a percentage that are not going to be waiting for many years more before we complete the funding and get things done. i want to make sure it is great to be treasure island and housing is in there so we let them build. there's all this opportunity in san francisco, don't put your eggs in one basket. i think we can own that. at the end of the day, they have all of these options and to utilize, to stay on the island or move out of the island based on their needs. again, i wanted to put that out there. so basically that is what we are doing here. so make available the outreach
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so that everybody has access to that. i think it will be very helpful for all of us here. the staff did a great job in updating that log, and we need to continue to update that. i noticed that the outreach was to june, it precludes all of these other discussions somewhere. today we talked about that, we talked about that last week for the city. there should be another log attached to that so people can see the breadth and scope of how much time we have devoted to this particular issue than any other issue. believe me, it will happen at some points. down the line and a few months, you will read about it, and even the media are inquiring about this particular process. we better be getting all of the information to them so they understand before any
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misinformation is published. we will say it right here. no other comment from the commissioners, let me ask the public. do you have any other further comments on this matter? next item on the agenda, please. >> item number 8 is discussion of future agenda items by directors. >> okay. , a couple of things. commissioners, please jump in this laundry list. we need to have a presentation on the m.t.c., an update on the bicycle bridge that is westbound that it talked about. it would be great to bring them back to the questions. i think it maybe time for an update. t.i. m.m.a., i think they need to come back.
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and we have a new supervisor now , and we need to re-energize the discussion all along because 2021 is the first housing on the island and we still have no results. timma issues a lot of information out there, and it maybe possible if we educate the supervisor that they should be going to the legislature. t.i. d.a. is only do compliance here, this matter was mandated by the state, again, based on the reality for treasure island, not being accessible from the bridge, and that we are going to have to buy a fairy. and the city and county of san francisco would not buy that unless there was a toll, and unless they wanted to revert back to cancel the toll and purchase a fairy. i think let's talk about that right now and we need to jump on
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this discussion. and issues regarding water transportation in general, i think for 2019, tida would like to be involved in the overall discussion so we might be ringing this back for further discussions. anything as you would like to put on the agenda for consideration? okay. >> two quick things. to matt and the pole -- timma and the pole got a lot of things excited. perhaps that can be a citywide cause because it is a citywide benefits. just looking towards the future, secondly, the issue about the testing, and so if we could have some information as soon as it's
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available, we don't know about treasure island, but certainly there has been some conversation about the company over hunters point. we do have some information, and certainly not before. >> thank you so much. thank you for joining us for your time. thank you to all of our guests and the staff today. this concludes the, is that correct, meeting. see you next time. thank you.
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[♪] shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services within our neighborhoods, we help san francisco remain unique, successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> my name is ray behr. i am the owner of chief plus. it's a destination specialty foods store, and it's also a corner grocery store, as well.
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we call it cheese plus because there's a lot of additions in addition to cheese here. from fresh flowers, to wine, past a, chocolate, our dining area and espresso bar. you can have a casual meeting if you want to. it's a real community gathering place. what makes little polk unique, i think, first of all, it's a great pedestrian street. there's people out and about all day, meeting this neighbor and coming out and supporting the businesses. the businesses here are almost all exclusively independent owned small businesses. it harkens back to supporting local. polk street doesn't look like anywhere u.s.a. it has its own businesses and personality. we have clothing stores to gallerys, to personal service stores, where you can get your
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hsus repaired, luggage repaired. there's a music studio across the street. it's raily a diverse and unique offering on this really great street. i think san franciscans should shop local as much as they can because they can discover things that they may not be familiar with. again, the marketplace is changing, and, you know, you look at a screen, and you click a mouse, and you order something, and it shows up, but to have a tangible experience, to be able to come in to taste things, to see things, to smell things, all those things, it's very important that you do so.
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>> welcome to a refill week. welcome to everyone joining us at chase centre and in b.c. sports bay area, we are on t.v. today, so thank you very much. we are from one '07 seven the bone. thank you. paul and i have been radio partners in the bay area for over 30 years and over those 30 years, we have had the opportunity to make a living by playing and listening to some of the greatest artists of all time that is what brings us to state the -- to the stage day for the press conference. the act, the chase centre and the warriors will be announcing has been a big part of the bone for many, many years. and we are set to announce today the first event ever to be held at chase centre, the wire stretch out new home right here
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in san francisco. -- the warriors new home in san francisco. >> not only will it be home to the six time nba champion, the golden state warriors, but it will be a local destination for some of the best acts and events in the world, and it will play host to over 200 events a year, and with activation throughout the district every single day. it will be a great centre and we will have a great time with this venue. for the first time ever, san francisco will have the opportunity to have the best talent to come and play right here in the city. >> the first person we would like to bring to the podium is the man who has a vision of building a first-class world-class entertainment and sports venue and san francisco. when he first bought the team after 2010.
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in 2014 they bought the property and it is the first the first privately financed, privately owned project stadium or arena to be built on privately owned land and in the country. the first time that will be done in the modern sports arena. as we mentioned, joe has always had an incredible vision for the city of san francisco and the golden state warriors, and even before purchasing this land, it was a joe who wanted to make sure if venue of this stature was built right here in the city >> by the way, today's announcement is another step in making that dream a reality, also, i do want to add on a personal note, he is a great guy and pretty cool. he told us that we are one of his favourite f.m. shows and he has been in the studio with
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several times over the past 30 years, and the first time we met him was when he first bought the team. he gave me a pair of tickets to the game, and he called that in as a favour to the m.c. of the event. this guy is shrewd. let's welcome joe way come. [applause] >> you said it all, i don't know what else i can say. i might as well throw these away thank you, everybody, welcome to chase centre. what i like about this is this is a practice because it is not ready for five months, you get to see most of it here today and it feels really good to see this much here today to say welcome to chase centre. i want to keep practising that line. we started this process when we bought the team and it has been seven years of looking at arenas
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across the country. we had another site in san francisco originally selected. we met a little opposition, and we decided to pivot, and we bought this land in mission bay. i think it was one of the greatest strokes of luck that we ever had this site is so fantastic, i thank you will all agree. it is amazing sight. you see the skyline, it is tremendous. i will tell you all so that we have done pretty well on the basketball side of things. we built a pretty good team. that has been a lot of hard work but this, i can assure you, was, and is much harder, maybe, peter guber and i like to talk about it along with rick and the rest of the staff, maybe the hardest thing that we have individually and collectively ever done. it is an amazing thing the fact that we have this thing ready to
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go today, and we will have a state-of-the-art complex for the first time, as you guys said in san francisco, in it maybe ever, of over 12,000 seats, a major sports entertainment venue which is really quite an accomplishment and something that will be a legacy for everyone in the city for decades to come. and a represents a transition for us as an organization. we are not just a sports team. we say that a little bit a mock because we are a pretty good sports team. we are not just a sports team anymore. all of us have realized for years, i realized today and all the work that we have spent, we are an entertainment organization. we want to be just as good at that as we have been at the sports side of things. we want to deliver world-class ask for all right here at this venue for decades to come. [applause] it is not just inside this arena but outside the sabrina.
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we intend to have events there day and night, all kinds of events. i am looking for three and three basketball, i don't know about you guys, i might even play, and then, of course, on the park, there will be a lot of grass there, the mayor tells me, but it will be there, and that park will be a beautiful five and a half acre park next to the arena on the water and we will have a lot of activities there as well. the activation of this site will low people away when it is finally said and done. here we are, 172 days. we are counting them down, are we not? 172 days away from our opening event at chase centre. we were are announcing what that is today and we will have announcements the rest of this week. we will have announcements in the succeeding weeks and months and we will have quite a scheduled to go. i want to close by doing something i need to do which is to think rick wells, he told me
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not to do this. [laughter]. [applause]. >> i'm sorry, i have to do this. he has put in an unbelievable amount of time. i don't even know, hundreds, thousands of meetings around the city and given his heart and soul to getting this arena built that is hard because he is running a business over in oakland. i also want to thank my partner who is not here today, but really is inspiration for everything we are doing here. he has tremendous entertainment genes, i want to thank him, but most of all, i want to thank some of the people in this audience who have worked tirelessly for five years on this project. it is an immense amount of work when you're running a business and running a basketball team. by the way, you are not getting paid anymore -- maybe a little more, you are running this, building this, this edifice, this whole building and everything that goes along with it, so i want to thank everyone
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for all their great efforts for what they put into this. thank you. with that, we will move on as you all know, a project of this stature, in order to get it done right, it takes a lot of hard work. a lot of planning and it starts at city hall. that's why i would like to introduce our 45th the mayor. she is a native of san francisco , a true san francisco mayor. a proud graduate of galileo high school. she got her masters degree at the university of san francisco. mayor london breach. [cheers and applause]. >> hello, everyone. i don't know about you, but i cannot wait until the chase center is open. this is an incredible opportunity for our city, not just because the championship warriors are going to be playing
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here, but because for the first time in a long time, we have a top entertainment destination in the city and county of san francisco. [applause] as we prepare for a fall opening , i want to be clear, we are working tirelessly with a number of city departments, as you know, rick, to make sure that we don't have a nightmare in the neighborhood when people are trying to get here for the concert, when they're trying to get here for the game, we are going to be ready and prepared with all of our city departments to make sure that your visitor experience to the chase center is one that will make you happy and you can be proud of. yes, it will take a lot of work, but we are committed to making sure that the chase center is successful in our city. i also want to take this time to acknowledge how much of the warriors are committed to the city and county of san francisco they didn't just set up to build
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the world-class chase center. they focused on becoming a part of the community. whether it is participating in our city build program and making sure that local residents have access to work at the chase center. it is making sure that small businesses and restaurants and vendors in the new chase center, it is an absolutely amazing partnership, one that i am so proud of. one that i know people will continue once the chase center is open. i'm committed to continuing an incredible working relationship with this incredible team, and we will have a good time here in san francisco. i also have one complaint. when rick wells came to me with his black hair, at one point, i said okay, rick, i will support this project when i was on the board of supervisors, but i have one request. beyoncé has to do the opening concert he will be announcing
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the first concert, and needless to say, unfortunately, it will not be beyoncé, but i have a commitment that eventually she will be here, and i want to make sure i am front and center here is the good news. we have an incredible local talented artist that will be headlining at the chase center. rick will make that announcement , but i have to tell you, they are just as good as beyoncé, but don't tell beyonce i said that because i still love her, thank you all so much for being here today. i am so excited about what this is going to do to make san francisco. it is already a world-class city , it is an incredible city, but this is really going to take us over the top. we are going to be a championship winning city once the warrior start bringing those rings right here to san francisco. thank you all so much and have a wonderful day.
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>> thank you, mayor, by the way, i want to say, i didn't realize there be so many t.v. cameras today. if i had known that, i would've started my diet four months ago. the only thing that this next gentleman has not done during his career, and it has been over 50 years in the nba, his book an opening act at the new sports and entertainment arena, but now he has done that. let's introduce the man who has done everything in his hall of fame career, the warrior president and chief operating officer, rick wells. [applause] >> what a day. every time we schedule an event around this arena, we get a day like this. mayor breed, thank you for being here today. i knew we would take a shot at beyoncé, but at least you didn't mention your favorite nba player , lebron james. [laughter] all right?
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>> but we do feel -- thank you for that focus. you have taken it upon yourself to make sure every city department is laser focused on successful opening for chase center, thank you for being here today, but thank you for what you were doing every day. we can't have an event that even addresses chase center without also remembering the late mayor, deadly. seven years ago, we were standing out on the 3032, accepting merely's invitation to bring the warriors back to san francisco. merely will not be with us when we cut that ribbon, but without his inspiration, without his guidance, we wouldn't be sitting here today. thank you, merely -- mayor lee. [applause] i have to give a shout out to the warriors ownership. we have some other of our
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ownership groups here today. there's only one word for them, it is fearless. who in the world would be crazy enough to build a world-class sports entertainment arena, privately financed, in the city of san francisco? right, nobody would do that you will not meet peter today, we got a test over the weekend with peter standing in front of the taj mahal at sunrise. i think right about now, he is approaching base camp at mount everest, so basically, it is a typical monday morning for peter guber. i want to welcome our naming rights partner. the building behind us will be known as the chase center for least the next 20 years, in your partnership is extraordinary. i want to also welcome our founding partners as well as our -- as our other partners who have made unbelievable contributions to make to -- to make today possible. a special shout out to the 1400 men and women who come to work
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here every day to build with their two hands. chase center under the direction of morgan and clark. it is one of the most inspiring projects to go and talk to the workers who come to work here every day who have such pride and what they have doing here. from live nation, baba real, jody goodman, and matt pretop. and i would like to thank greg and cherrie for being here, part of another plan of entertainment they will be bringing amazing events to chase center. joe talked about the process. san francisco equals process, i think they are synonymous. so there are a couple of whites we can approach it, and the direction from joe and peter was
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we would embrace this process, and here we are today, six months from opening chase center , and i can tell you, there are way too many people to think. thousands of people, virtually everyone in city government has touched this project, private citizens who participated in community meetings. it has been an unbelievable outpouring of help for us, a few criticisms as well. i think as is the case usually in san francisco, the result is a better project, and one we will be incredibly proud to open their three, in particular, i do need to think, first is a ucsf, our neighbor across the street. ucsf and the chancellor have been great partners and helped guide us through this process. the mission bay citizens advisory committee, our chair, they have been with us every step of the way from the very first public meeting until today and oci i, our executive director is here with us today. i think all of you may have
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spent more time with us than your family over the last four years, but we thank you for everything you continue to do. here we are. it is the first day of revealed week, and reveal week is going to give it just a peek at the types of acts that will be gracing chase center and our first year of operations. today's announcement must -- it is just the beginning. he was the much, much more. it will be a weekly event. beyoncé may not have made the first week, but i am guessing sometime. , in the next year, she will be making her appearance here today we're here to answer the question that we have been asked more than any other over the last few months, what will the first concert in chase center be we wanted to do something that would be unique to the bay area, something that would only happen here, and nowhere else in the world. so with that drumroll...
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[laughter]. >> right on cue. here we go. twenty years ago, there was a historic collaboration between two iconic forces in music. there was an album recorded over two days in berkeley right across the bay in april of 1999. that album went on to win the grammy that year for best rock instrumental performance. we are proud to announce that on friday evening, september 5th, 2019, the first ever concert at chase center will be metallica and the san francisco symphony. [cheers and applause]
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they will reunite and perform together with a special appearance by music and music director and conductor celebrating their 20th anniversary of the grammy award-winning album, symphony and metallica, or s. and and for those of you in the know pick metallica is one of the most influential and successful bands , having sold over 125 million albums and played to millions of fans on every continent. for nearly 40 years, the band has had a special relationship with san francisco. on march 7th 1999, metallica was inducted into the san francisco hall of fame and willie brown proclaimed that day the official metallica day. it is among to be one of the most artistically innovative, the recipient of 15 grammy awards, the san francisco tiffany presents more than 220
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concerts and presentations annually, and it -- in its home of davies symphony hall, the bay area, entering nationally and internationally. the san francisco music director has led the orchestra to new heights for the past 24 years and is constantly pushing the boundaries of what a symphony arcus truck and be in the 21st century. now another surprise. with us here today, please welcome to the stage from metallica, and from the san francisco symphony these amazing artists. [applause]. [♪]
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[♪] [♪] [♪] >> it is way past my bedtime.
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we have a question and answer period with our performers for that first show. once again, let's hear it from metallica and the assistant -- and the san francisco orchestra. my question is to larsen. i have to ask you, what does it mean to play back in the bay area, and specifically here in san francisco? >> it has been obviously having been based here for 37 years, 36 years, it is great to be back and celebrating this pick the last couple of appearances we have done in the greater bay area and we have played at the ballpark down the street. i believe it has been renamed in the last couple of months, that was a couple of that was a couple two and three years ago and the year or two before that we played at the thoughts -- fox theatre in oakland. and what we love about playing at home in san francisco couple of years before that, we played
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at rasputin's record store in berkeley. and every day we plate someplace different. every appearance has a different flavour appeared to be part of the celebrations is obviously amazing, and the fact that san francisco finally has a world-class arena is an amazing thing, no disrespect to the palace, but where we have played many times back in its heyday, but it is nice they have a facility right here in san francisco itself. so the fact that we have been invited by the organization to be part of this opening-night is an amazing thing, and as somebody who has championed san francisco for 35 years, it makes us incredibly proud. >> it is funny you mention the cow palace and you're opening chase center with the san francisco symphony. the last time the warriors played on this side of the bay
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in a game of any import was actually at the cow palace when they won the world championship in the spring of 75 beating the washington bullets i am a san francisco native so i remember everything that happens in daly city. >> to larson and james, obviously you have done this before, but what is the difference in what is it like, a rock band of your reputation performing with the san francisco symphony? >> their snort -- there's more people on stage, that's for sure and there is real musicians on stage. [laughter] and we are a lot more nervous. it adds to the power, it adds to the opportunities for dynamics, for creating moods with the music, bringing people in, walls of sound, all kinds of great
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opportunities added by having a symphony along with you, along for the ride. it is a beautiful opportunity. we are super proud that there is still cool things like this on the horizon for us and we are still able to explore and have some fun. >> i have a question for michael mike, on the other hand, how does the symphony orchestra come from a band like metallica, how do you prepare for that? >> that was two questions. how does it happen to happen? >> how do you come to play there >> i think nat king cole had a big hit in the 1950s which is -- [singing]
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>> i think it was something like that. >> well, that was fantastic. [applause]. >> it was an unexpected surprise my own experience, i have done quite a lot of big shows from the sydney opera house that has been -- and i worked quite a number of places with george martin back in my london days with various bands. it is really about the wall of the sound of this, and it is very much what we hoped in a scarily creative conversation we were just having, the three of us, is to explore some questions of how the many different families of instruments that are in the orchestra, many different sounds and textures and brass, and winds, and percussion, and
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all of these things can be used and be used as a multilayered dialogue which is what metallica 's music is all about. >> that is a good question too because when you think of the symphony, obviously the beautiful music created by the san francisco symphony, what is your rock collection look like at home? >> i have a lot of selenite, quartz, fluorite, i was really into it when i was a teenager. >> i will ask lars and james. what does your symphonic collection look like? >> it is the full circle. >> i have s. and m. >> this will be the first event at chase center. >> yes, the symphony and metallica. [laughter]. >> you are talking about symphony and metallica? >> absolutely. >> b.s. and i am room is something else. >> that's where you warm up. >> i am getting the wrapup signal already.
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>> we are just getting started. [laughter]. >> i would like to say that what happens to me is joshua calls up and says there is a concert of the symphony. come over, michael is conducting this thing, and i show up, and every time, it is an incredibly enriching experience, and to celebrate the final year of michael's incredible residency in san francisco, 25 years plus, was a kickoff that we are finally doing a creative project together, not just with the symphony and with the orchestra, but with michael himself, and what michael was alluding to, we have been standing backstage in the greenroom and throwing ideas at each other. the next six months we have the work cut out for us, but it will be a very special evening, and it will be a very different evening than it was in berkeley in 1999, and so that part is also really exciting.
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>> i am getting the wrapup sign here, so thank you to lars, james, and mike for being with us today. we look forward to seeing you and other band members, kirk, and robert, we hope to see them here. >> so do we. [laughter]. >> we hope they show up. [laughter] >> here in september we hope. >> thank you to everybody for joining us here today, not only here in person, but also on in b.c. sports bay area and on chase online. stay tuned because all week, it is reveal week. this is a simply the first event of a week's worth of revealed by the warriors in chase center. there will be a different reveal every day this week, so please join us for each day to know what will be going on and the initial events here at chase center, and have a great afternoon. thank you for being here. >> a reminder, tune into chase all week. have a great afternoon, everyone thank you for coming out. [applause]
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. >> the san francisco carbon fund was started in 2009. it's basically legislation that was passed by the board of supervisors and the mayor's office for the city of san francisco. they passed legislation that said okay, 13% of the cost of the city air travel is going to go into a fund and we're going to use the money in that fund to do local projects that are going to mitigate and sequester greenhouse gas emission.
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the grants that we're giving, they're anywhere from 15,000 to, say, $80,000 for a two year grant. i'm shawn rosenmoss. i'm the development of community partnerships and carbon fund for the san francisco department of environment. we have an advisory committee that meets once or twice a year to talk about, okay, what are we going to fund? because we want to look at things like equity and innovative projects. >> i heard about the carbon fund because i used to work for the department of environment. i'm a school education team. my name is marcus major. i'm a founding member of climate action now. we started in 2011. our main goal it to remove carbon in the public right-of-way on sidewalks to build educational gardens that
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teach people with climate change. >> if it's a greening grant, 75% of the grant has to go for greening. it has to go for planting trees, it has to go for greening up the pavement, because again, this is about permanent carbon savings. >> the dinosaur vegetable gardens was chosen because the garden was covered in is afault since 1932. it was the seed funding for this whole project. the whole garden,ible was about 84,000 square feet, and our project, we removed 3,126 square feet of cement. >> we usually issue a greening rft every other year, and that's for projects that are going to dig up pavement, plant trees, community garden, school garden. >> we were awarded $43,000 for
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this project. the produce that's grown here is consumed all right at large by the school community. in this garden we're growing all kinds of organic vegetables from lettuce, and artichokes. we'll be planting apples and loquats, all kinds of great fruit and veggies. >> the first project was the dipatch biodiesel producing facility. the reason for that is a lot of people in san francisco have diesel cars that they were operating on biodiesel, and they were having to go over to berkeley. we kind of the dog batch preferentials in the difference between diesel and biodiesel. one of the gardens i love is the pomeroy rec center.
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>> pomeroy has its roots back to 1952. my name is david, and i'm the chamber and ceo of the pomeroy rehabilitation and recreation center. we were a center for people with intellectual and development cal disabilities in san francisco san francisco. we also have a program for individuals that have acquired brain injury or traumatic brain injury, and we also have one of the larger after school programs for children with special needs that serves the public school system. the sf carbon fund for us has been the launching pad for an entire program here at the pomeroy center. we received about $15,000. the money was really designed to help us improve our garden by buying plants and material and also some infrastructure
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like a drip system for plants. we have wine barrels that we repurposed to collect rain water. we actually had removed over 1,000 square feet of concrete so that we could expand the garden. this is where our participants, they come to learn about gardening. they learn about our work in the greenhouse. we have plants that we actually harvest, and eggs from our chickens that we take up and use in cooking classes so that our participants learn as much as anybody else where food comes from. we have two kitchens here at the pomeroy center. one is more of a commercial kitchen and one is more setup like a home kitchen would be, and in the home kitchen, we do a lot of cooking classes, how to make lasagna, how to comsome eggs, so this grant that we
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received has tremendous value, not only for our center, for our participants, but the entire community. >> the thing about climate, climate overlaps with everything, and so when we start looking at how we're going to solve climate programs, we solve a lot of other problems, too. this is a radical project, and to be a part of it has been a real honor and a privilege to work with those administrators with the sf carbon fund at the department of environment. >> san francisco carbon grant to -- for us, opened the door to a new -- a new world that we didn't really have before; that the result is this beautiful garden. >> when you look at the community gardens we planted in schools and in neighborhoods, how many thousands of people now have a fabulous place to walk around and feel safe going outside and are growing their own food.
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that's a huge impact, and we're just going to keep rolling that out and keep rolling that
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>> good evening. this is a meeting of the san francisco commissioner on the environment. date is tuesday march 26, 2019. and the time is 5:07 p.m. note the ringing and use of cell phones and pagers and sound producing devices are prohibit and the chairman may order the removal of anyone and a note to the public, there will be public comment on every item as well as an opportunity to for general comment for