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liberty and justice for all. i were like to acknowledge the staff at ffng who record each of the meetings and make the transcripts available to the public online. madam clerk, are there any communications? >> i have none to report, mr. president. >> colleagues, today we are approving the minutes from the february 26, 2019 board meeting. are there any changes to these meeting minutes? i see none. can i have a motion to approve the minutes as presented? motion by secur secure supervisd
seconded and those minutes will be approved after public comment. madam clerk, can you please read the consent agenda? >> items one through nine, these items are considered to be routine if a member objects, an item may be removed. >> colleagues, would anyone like to sever any items from the consent agenda? >> madam clerk, can you call role on items 1-9. (calling role).
there are 11 ayes. >> these ordinance pass nancy. madam clerk, let's go to the regular agenda. >> item 10 an ordinance to amend the planning code, to require all projects to use the state density poe new bonus law on ane footage regardless of environmental application date and to affirm the determination and make the appropriate findings. this item has an eight-vote threshold pursuant to 4.105 to approve. >> supervisor peskin, any comments? >> i would, and thank you, mr. president, colleagues. i have distributed to all of you findings that needed to be
incorporated into the subject ordinance. they are set forth on pages 2-6 and section 101.1, findings and findings relative to various elements of the general plan. and i would like to move those findings and add them to the ordinance. >> do we have a second? seconded by supervisor safyae. the ordinance is amended nancy anunanimously. this ordinance passes unanimously on first reading. madam clerk, please call the next item. >> item 11 is an ordinance to amend the business and tax regulation's code to add provisions to the homeless grocery seat tax and make conforming non-substantive changes. >> can we have the same housing
call? the ordinance passes on first reading unanimously. madam clerk, please calls 12 and 13 together. >> item 12 is a resolution to approve a lease agreement between the treasure island development authority and treasure island enterprises. for the management of the treasure island marina for 66-year term and annual-based representative of 90,000 and adopt the appropriate findings and item 13 approves a lease agreement between the treasure island development authority and sailing centre for a 66-year term and minimum annual base rent of 10,000 and adopt the appropriate findings. >> colleagues, the same house in-call? >> these resolutions are adopted unanimously. >> resolution to authorize the
sheriff's office to enter so a third agreement to enter into the monitoring programme, to approve rules and regulations with a three-year month extension now through july 31, 2019 and 466,000 increase amount for a total 2.4 million and to approve evidence of financial responsibility as demonstrated by the programme administrator lca for the 2019 calendar year. >> this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call item number 15. >> item 15 is a resolution to authorize the general manager of the public utilities commission to execute amendment number 4 to an agreement with black and veach corporation for a new total of nine years through march 9, 2020 and to increase
the agreement for a total not to exceed 72.8 million for a continued construction management services for the calaveris dam replacement project. >> without objection, this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk, the next item. >> item 16 is a resolution to retroactively authorize the park department to expend a trust for public land grant for 521,000 to conduct a feasibility study and concept design for improvements to the eugenel. friend centre. >> supervisor peskin? >> not to sound like a broken record but the retroactive stuff, i didn't see an email from rec and park which the others have been doing of late.
i was wondering if the mayor's office or somebody from rec and park or supervisor hainey has an answer to that. >> this is beverly with rec and park. understandably this is a retroactive right for grants combined from the trust republican land and we understand there is a new protocol we've move forward on and this was an exception before we had moved forward on it. >> thank you. >> colleague, can we take this same house in call? this resolution is adopteds unanimously. madam clerk, item number 17. >> item 17 is a resolution to authorize the office of the treasurer and tax collector to accept and expend a $150,000 grant from the workers' lab to
design and pilot a worker's fund at the san francisco airport from may 1, 2019 through june 20, 2020? >> this same house in call? this resolution is moved unanimously. >> item 18 to adjust the union square park recreation and open space fee from 4 dollar 4 dollae the appropriate findings. >> colleagues, can we take this same in-house call? the ordinance passed on first reading unanimously. madam clerk, please call the next item? >> resolution that declares a climate emergency, item. 19, in san francisco and requests accelerated action to address the climate crisis and limit global warming to 1.5° celsius. >> colleagues, same house in call? this resolution is adopted unanimously.
madam clerk, the next item? >> item 20 is a resolution to determine that the transfer of a 21 off sale general beer, and liquor license will serve the public convenience of the city and requesting that the california department of alcoholic beverage control impose the issuance of this license. >> colleagues, same house, same call? >> without objection, this is adopted unanimously. madam clerk? >> item 21, the require the department of resources to require implicit biased training, heads and members of city boards and commissions if they be current to complete this training by december 31, 2019 and if newly appointed to complete the training of 60 days of assuming office. >> supervisor stephanie. >> thank you, president. colleague, i would like to thank
supervisors ronan, mar and recommending it out of the rule's committee. this legislation will ensure the leaders of our city including all commissioners and department heads which does include all elected, learn about implicit biased to reflect on onl only . we know this can be an inclusive workplace and city. this is pervasive and all possess them. implicit bias can affect workplaces and organize and result in unintentional discrimination. i took this two-day course on biased and believe that building education into our institutions is absolutely imperative. schools should teach it, workplaces should offer training and leer leaders should think at it when making cree decision. m.
they want to participate in an in-house training to provide as an all-day worse. city commissioners will take an online training to have the opportunity to take the full day in-person training, as well. i want to thank my legislative aid who worked through some of the issues that came up and i want to thanhope to have your s. >> thank you for your leadership, i would like to be added as a cosponsor. >> ok, colleagues, can we take this item, same house, same call? without objection, this is passed in first reading. item number 22, madam clerk. >> a motion to reappoint sabrina hernandez,michael interio to the
golden gate bridge highway and transportation district. >> colleague, can we take this same house, same call? without objection, this is called unanimously. madam clerk, next item? >> item 23 a motion to amend the rules of order of the board of supervisors by striking rule 3.23.29 to remove the budget and finance select committee on federal policy changes. mr. president, pursuant to board rule 3.261, this item requires a vote threshold for approval. >> thank you. colleagues, can we take this, same house, same call? without objection, this motion is approved unanimously. madam clerk, please call item number 24. >> item 24 is a motion to amend the board rules by making clarifying amendments to 3.26.
rules, committee and rule 3.30, and by adding 3.31 to establish joint city and school, this item also has an eight-vote threshold to rule 3.26.1. >> colleagues, i am truly looking forward to establishing the joint city school district, city college select committee. i want to make sure that we indicated that the board moves that the chair of this committee will be a board supervisor. i am proud to share that. i have asked and assigned supervisor matt hainey to be the chair of this committee once formed. as such, i would like a motion to amend the motion to add the language to clarify that the chair of the joint city school district and select committee
would be a member of the board of supervisors. can i have a second? seconded by supervisor stephanie. and without objection, the motion is amended. supervisor marr? >> thank you, president. first of all, i want to thank you for making the creation of this joint education select committee a priority. supporting our public schools and expanding access to city college is of high importance to my constituents and so many across our city and this committee will help enhance our board's commitment to public education. currently, i'm working with the sfusd and city college to expand city college courses to serve the diverse educational needs of the sunset district and other westside residents. we'll be expanding dual enrollment courses at lincoln high school this fall and creating a win-win-win situation for sfusd students and parents. so this collaborative process i
have had with city college and the school district highlights just the kind of examples of important work that can happen with the support of the select committee and how valuable to have the committee so thank you so much and thank you to supervisor hainey for leading this effort. >> supervisor hainey? >> thank you, president. i wanted to thank you for prioritizing this committee and bringing it back. i actually had the opportunity to serve on it when it existed in the prior iteration as a school board commissioner and there are so many issues as supervisor marr just outlined. where not just two institutions which was the prior iteration where it was sfusd in the city but actually these three institutions working together, aligning our workforce development goals, our pipeline goals for jobs. i just think there's so many
things we'll be able to talk about and collaborate and partner because of the existence of this committee. so i'm very gratefu grateful toe assigned as the chair and looking forward to having anybody who wants to sit in and be a part of it. i think we'll be able to do great things there. so i want to this on your radar, as well. if there are issues that come up, if you all would things forward for hearings or other things for us to here in this committee, i'm very excited to welcome that and thank you again, president. >> thank you. supervisor walton. >> i want to thank you, president, for bringing this committee back in effect. i was disappointed when it was suspended. i think there is such much that josepoverlaps and the city and d
and it's something to allow us to be unified and adding city college as a part of the joint committee, i think is just the icing on the cake. so i look forward to doing the work together. thank you. >> thank you. supervisor fiore. >> yes, thank you, president. i want to say thank you for putting this forward. i served on the joint committee between this sfusd and the county of san francisco for four years so i know this committee very well and always thought that city college should be a part of the conversation and so i want to thank you and i look forward to hearing what's happening at this committee and also how these three institutions can add to the work and support each other. thank you. >> thank you. i also want to say just that this committee is very important and considering that a few years
ago we also created another body to see how we could coordinate services for our children and families throughout the city. we're talking about living in the home or at school or graduating and going to city college, we're talking about the same person. so there's no reason we don't work together. a few years ago, the people actk to create our children, our families council in which they met quickly and did a lot of work in the first few years but more recently, it has not been as robust as i would like to see it. maybe this joint committee could be a stimulus to this council to get something together because the cochairs of the council are supposed to be the mayor and the
superintendent of school. so hopefully we'll see ac activation. this is approved unanimously. clerk? >> appointings rosa chen to the committee for a term ending february 21, 2021. >> colleague, can we take the same house in call? this motion approved unanimously. madam clerk? >> item 26 is a motio motion to repoint melissa mendoza to the bicycle committee. >> this motion is approved unanimously. it's not quite 2:30, so madam clerk, can we jump over to roll
call 32. supervisor walton, you're first to introduce new business. >> thank you, president and madam clerk. today i'm making the request for legislation on illegal dumping in san francisco. we know illegal dumps has been prevalent in our neighborhoods. from march 13, 2016 we had 18,034 requests for illegal dumps and illegal dumping is especially rampant in the industrial parts in district parted and my office has been working with public works, sfpd to eliminate illegal dumping and to stop people from putting their trash and debris on our streets and sidewalks. aside from how it looks aesthically, it is also costing us millions of dollars to address illegal dumping and this
is something that needs to be curtailed and stopped. so i'm going to be introducing and requesting formal legislation to request fines for illegal dumping and putting trash and debris on streets, remove business licenses and vehicles from contractors who dump on our streets. and with that said, we need the entire community to come together as we work to curtail illegal dumping in our streets and in our neighborhoods. this is a major problem that should not exist. we should not be treating streets and communities as dumping grounds. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor walton. supervisor yi. >> thank you. colleagues, today i am in memorium to a friend, francisco
ping shae. he was known for his tireless spirit. he was born in 1933 in china and was a graduate of the sujou university. he came to san francisco as a journalist for the daily central news and fell in love with the city he would call home for the rest of his life. his career lead him to becoming the secretary at the chinese consulate general for the republic of china and editor for a number of newspapers when his other par passion came calling. in 1982, he realized his dream of becoming a professional chef. i didn't know this, but he opened a hunon village restaurants, one of the first in san francisco and the united states. he introduced new spicey fresh flavours to a new audience and
forever transformed the scene for the chinese cuisine. francisco wanted to share it's love for cooking by teaching classes at city college and offer demonstrations to whoever wanted to learn. he was known tor tireless advocacy also heavily involved with engaging and uplifting chinese american community. he was one of the founders and a long-time director of the chinese international school, a chinese dual language and one of the first in the united states serving pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and serves on the boards of the chinese chamber of commerce, self-help for the elderly, chinatown economic development task force and promoted san francisco internationally as a member of the san francisco shanghai
sister committee and as a former cochair of the taipai city committee. francisco was active as a member of the california commission on asian and pacific islanders american affairs. advising the governor and legislature on issues affecting the islander communities. a member of the california world trade commission, a member of the california transportation as advisory board and a board member of the california acupuncture board regulating the practice of acupuncture and asian medicine in the state. as if that wasn't enough, he was president of the u.s., china and preservation confucius foundation to promote
relationships between the united states and the pacific rim. francisco was instrumental in shaping the political careers of many local leaders, including then president to the board of supervisors angela alio and over the years, francisco became well-known as a prolific fundraiser and a community relation's consultant on a local, state and national level working with congressman mike honda, former california greg davis, formal state senator john burton and former san francisco mayor willie brown, jr., among many others. he was a mainstream for many political complains. and civic causes. what i loved most is the way he
brought positivity to the work and people around him. i will miss running into him here at city hall or out in the field where he could outpace anyone out there volunteering or canvassing. francisco is survived by his wife of over 50 years, ivy shae and his son thomas su-shae and alexander shae and daughter, as you know is francis shae who is also an equally energetic workhorse in the community. so i believe both leo, thomas, and francis are here today in the chamber. i want to thank you for sharing your father with us. our hearts and prayers are with
your family during this time. not supervisor peskin. >> thank you, president. i wanted to add my words about francisco. i met him in late '90'snes's ins restaurant on washington street, upstairs with the chinese club would meet and a few years later i ran for supervisor, when was one of the first folks to support me and many years later when i came out of my hiatus, he dragged me down and me on chinese radio, even though i wasn't supported by certain people at those times and he was totally his own person and i just wanted to express my sorrow to his daughter, francis. supervisor fiore? >> yes, president, i would like to add my condolences and
sympathies to the shae family. i met francis do francis franci. he was a sharp dresser and he came up to me and approached me. and we had been friends ever since. my husband also, so fund of francisco, i think. he has been so kind and generous to me and he actually had no reason or purpose, actually, to be so kind and generous to me. kind of barely knew me but kind of took me under his wing. i have to say what i loved most about francisco besides his smile was that he was political without the nastiness of politics. he was completely independent. and he felt -- what he felt was good for the community, and then he would sand up for it and i have to commend him for that and
also, i want to say that he was a wonderful community volunteer. mainly supporting and representing chinatown and i also went to his radio show with my limited chinese language skills and felt completely at home with him. many times he had come to my office with visiting delegations from china and i was so pleased to accommodate him and i just want to say, we have experienced a great loss with the passing of francisco shae. i don't think there will be another personality or person like him in san francisco. these types of people are so rare in our world and in the community that i think of politics and san francisco politics, he was a loyal friend, again, kind and generous and he will be sorely missed, not only by me and my husband but i think
the whole san francisco community. >> thank you for your word. supervisor ronan. >> i didn't have the pleasure of working very closely with francisco but every single time i saw him at a political event or in the halls of city hall, he would give me the warmest smile and a big hug and tell me to keep fighting and working hard and it was just such a highlight every time i ran into him. and, of course, he had a hand in raising francis shae, my beloved colleague for so many years, former legislative aide and someone who we all work with and respect so profoundly. he is the super star that everyone remembers and appreciates so well. i just wanted to offer my
sincere condolences to the entire family, especially during this time of grief and just let you know that francisco meant a lot to all of us and to the ci city. >> thank you. supervisor mendelman. >> thank you, president yi. a lot like of us, i loved francisco and was very sad to hear of his death. i had met him in 2003 when i was volunteering on a mayoral campaign and i remember this hyperactive, extremely energetic man walking susan up clement street introducing her to all of the merchants and i remember thinking if i ever ran for office myself, i wanted to have this guy on my side. sure enough in 2010, when i ran for the board of supervisors the first time, francisco was there
from the beginning and was a tremendous support to me throughout that campaign, which i did not win. but when i came back and tried it again in 2018, he was there again. he was incredibly loyal and ec liceclectic in his political tas but he was as others have said incredibly independent. i remember going for a run in the spring of last year and passing this adorable house on 30th street that -- i mean, it was just adorably decorated but it had signs and i was trying to wrap my brain around who could this possibly be and figured out at some point that was francisco. so it was an honour to represent francisco for a short period of time and i want to join my colleagues in expressing my
condolenceses to francis and the family. >> supervisor marr. >> thank you, president. i wanted to join you and our colleagues in this honouring and recognition in the memory of francisco. i had the great pleasure of knowing francisco for many years. actually originally through different political campaigns and and i have always been so amazed and inspired by the energy and just the zest for life that he seemed to embody and, also, as i got to know him more, just really impressed by the wide range of work that he had done, you know, outside of politics, but really for the achievechinese community and soy important issues in our city. so yeah, i just wanted to add my deep condolences to francis and
the family and just express my strongest appreciation for all that francisco did for our city, in the chinese community, especially. thank you. >> supervisor prong. >> yes, first time i met him, i was with my first boss at city hall and i was a legislative aid. we were at some event and he was talking to me about being a legislative aid. i thought, how does he know all? he knew, like, these dark, deep secrets that we all kept near to us and tha then when i found out was francis' dad, i laughed so hard. i said, ok, you're an insider. but he never told me he was francis' dad when he was telling me all this stuff. one thing i knew about him that he was community first and he was a true san francisco advocate and activist.
and it was hard to hear that he had he passed away and condolences to francis and her family. just want to say thank you for letting your father be that person that was always from upfront fighting the fight and we will always remember him. supervisor hainey. >> thank you, president. i also want to share my condolences with francis and the shae family. your father was clearly somebody who had a huge influence on people in this chamber and across san francisco an san frat to thank you for sharing him with us and all for that i know you will continue to do to continue his legacy as supervisor said, there are rare individuals that are larger than life who have such an impact during their time here and we
know they will always be with us and francisco was one of those people. so my condolences to you and the shae family. >> supervisor. >> thank you, president. i was absolutely taken aback today. i thought we were honouring -- giving, actually, a certificate of honour and commendation for life achievement. i'm really, really sorry to francis and the family for your loss. your father, as yo you know, was such a pleasant, warm person that we all loved. i remember the first time meeting him when francis was working for fiona. he started talking to me about being a chef and about politics and he started talking to me about all of the different things that he knew about san francisco and chinatown and he queried me on my interest on running for interest. i was, like, who is this guy and why does he know so much? [ laughter ] >> it was just really refreshing.
as everyone has said, he constantly had a wonderful smile and wonderful energy and so, i think everyone at a loss today, a loss for all of you, a loss for the city and what a kind, gentle man he was and my deepest condolenceses to your family and to all of us. thank you, president. >> supervisor walton? >> oftentimes we wonder where people get their spirit and sense of advocacy and sometimes we actually get to see actually where that comes from and i did get the opportunity to meet your father. i didn't know him well, but i do know where you get your spirit and dedication for serving and fighting for community. i just want to send my condolences to you, francis, and your entire family. our prayers are with you. >> thank you. as you see, the to the shae fa,
he's well respected in this chamber. i would like the entire board of supervisors in closing today's meeting in memory of francis coast. francisco. so on march 15, a young lady, madam cordiva was struck by a car out for a walk with her mother on john mire drive crossing the crosswalk. madeline and her mother were severely injured.
ronan. >> i'm sorry, supervisor memdelman. >> thank you, president. daniel birsherack around? come on up, daniel. this is on completion of his five years of service. since daniel's tenure began in april of 2014, the customer mers have grown to meet changing needs of the neighborhood. under leadership, the membership reached 325 businesses, the highest number ever. over the past five years, the castro merchants have launched the windows for harvey and
weekly castro art walk promotions and expanded popular annual holiday promotions to include -- and monthly promotions -- and expanded holiday promotions on market street. each of these have drawn visitors along to appreciate and celebrate community in the castro. daniel's service goes above and beyond the needs of small service and was active in the creation of this remarkable partnership that brings together the castro me merchants and neighborhood groups or house and unhoused alike. daniel worked tirelessly to foster relationships between city officials, business dealers and other dealers. he's been a tremendous partner to my office in tackling the
most important issues providing great expertise and leadership to address commercial vacancies and he's been a champion of innovative approaches to bring people facing mental health off of our streets and into housing and care. i don't know how many neighborhood m merchants would e strong advocates fo for additiol drop-in centres or resources in the neighborhood but daniel is one and i'm incredibly grateful for you in that regard. in addition to the volunteer service, he has given more of his time to the community as an appointed member as dpw's news rack advisory board and the small business working advisory group and sf police advisory board and a cofounder of the henry brook committee, chair of the castro upper market renewal committee and delegate to the
san francisco council of the merchants association. he's a busy guy. his work in entrepreneurship spans two decades and his location in the castro has been open seven yearses and owns three cafes and snack shops and his business has employed 37 people and sf bay guardian of the bay award and named business time lbgt leader's list. i say how lucky i am to represent a district with engaged and dedicated constituents and daniel is a leader to give his time to make his community better. though he will be stepping down this thursday, i trust he isn't going anywhere and that his commitment to the community will continue. before i invite daniel to say a few word, i want to acknowledge a crew of merchants who have
come out today to congratulate him. masude murray is in attendance, along with other merchants, brian springfield and ray connelly from the friends of harveyville plaza and i believe daniel's partner is also here. i'm looking forward to working with all of you, as well as richard mcgeary, the administrator and all-around important merchants. daniel, thank you for your leadership. >> thank you. >> i invite you to say a few words. >> thank you, and thank you so much for those kind words, r rafael. eight and a half years ago, we were up to our ears in sawdust doing tenant improvements and
mayor ed lee came to take a look around and scott weiner looked around and look me looked me ins and realized i'm one of the few people scott can look in the eyes. [ laughter ] >> he looked around for a couple more minutes and looked at me, really, really? and as rafael will tell you, i'm a follower of rules. i couldn't think there would be another way i could go about doing those tenant improvements and this was my baptism in the san francisco local government. it's been an honour and privilege to serve all of the businesses in the castro upper market neighborhood but especially the small independent ones. i've had the pleasure of working with supervisor weiner, supervisor shihe mendleman. small businesses face challenge, sky-high rent, taxes,
regulations, lack of workforce, house, be empty storefront, the homeless and mentally ill that roam or streets. and those are easy to see, but i tend to focus on the positive. the real positive is a miracle that takes place in this town every single day. thousands of businesses open their doors, barber shops, cafes, hardware stores and yes, dog-grooming shops, dealing with frustration and challenges every single day but we deal with the rewards and the joy and the pride that small business can bring. small business is the heart and soul of our city. small business are the keepers of neighborhood vitality in our neighborhoods. i implore all of you to think about those small business people when you think about a new fee or mandate or regulation that affects us. think about the miracle that
inspite of all of the obstacles we face, we persevere. and it's that ser perseverance that makes san francisco the best place on earth. thank you so much for this honour. (applause). >> next up would be supervisor ronan to honour your honouree. >> thank you so much, president. i would like to call up katie pilot to the front of the room. (applause). it is my -- either one. it is my absolute pleasure today, katie, to recognise you
for your extraordinary work for the past few years as the pta president of leonard flynn elementary school. i wanted to take the opportunity to honour you here today because i've gotten to see your work very close up and i can't believe how much you do for one of our most important elementary schools in district nine. i know my colleague, sandra lee will understand because she started, i think, her political career by being a pta mom so maybe one day you'll find yourself on the board of supervisors. but i had no idea until gettingg an upclose look what a commitment this job entails. we know that our public schools are incredibly underfunded and we know that if we don't have the type of parent involvement and a leader to get parents
involved to raise extra money for the schools, to help out to serve as a bridge between families and our incredible teachers and faculty at our schools, that they wouldn't be even half as good as they are here in san francisco. and so i wanted to take a moment to say thank you, thank you for being at the school almost every single day, for advocating for every single student, for crossing racial and linguistic brown drizzlbrown drivesboundary kid is successful at that school and for doing this working close to full-time, have two children at this school that i know you're intimately involved. i know know your daughter is
rosa and eliza and your husband jeff is here to cheer you on, as are many parents from flynn elementary in the crowd. i really don't know how you do it and you've set the standard so high that i know many parents at flynn are biting their fingernails knowing who will be the person that keeps up your extraordinary work. for those of you that didn't know this, katie also works on projects for the city and county of san francisco. she's a civil engineer who works with the city storm water programme to transform stormwater to recapture and reuse our drain water. she ken went to africa and the e corps and she's a bike commute divote and i know rides
her kids all over the city to get to were they need to go. in addition to volunteering at flynn, in an all-women band called making dinner. thank you, katie, for everything that you do. if it is for the type of engaged parent involvement in our school system, then we would be in trouble. so i just wanted to take a moment to recognise you, to say that you're an inspiration for so many mothers of children in our public school system and to give you a huge round of applause and certificate of honour. (applause).
>> thank you, supervisors and thank you supervisor ronan for this honour. i really appreciate it. it has been an honour and a really amazing learning and growing experience for me to be a public school parent and to be a part of the flynn community for the past six years. like you said, i have a fifth grader and second grader, so we've been at this school for six years and seen it from lots of angles and before i say anything else, i want to thank and acknowledge all of the really hard work and love that gets poured into the school from the teachers, staff and administrators and also from the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and other caregivers who are too many to name and if i tried, i would feel bad because i would forget some and many are here today and i appreciate that. and i know this all sounds really cliche but i really do feel it and i really do see it. i'm going to take a page out of
our principal's playbook and repeat the guiding principles. keep equity at the centre, number two stay engage and number three be a part of the solution. people a part of flynn has reinforced to me over and over the value of keeping equity at the centre from the day that my daughter's second grade teacher told me, yes, you can bring tadpoles to the classroom but it would be great to do that for all of the second grade classrooms. two, observing the process our site council went true and making decisions which cuts to make to balance the budget next year, which sadly is true. while staying engaged for better or worse may come too naturally to me, being a part of flynn has helped me to embrace being a part of the solution rather than complaining about the problems. so by being an overinvolved
parent at my kid's school, my life has really been enriched by the great family and kids and the staff who do an amazing job not only teaching but caring about all of our kids. last but not least, i want to thank my husband jeff for his support and patience with this second job of mine for the last two years and to my kids for actually seeming to enjoy me being at school so much. so thank you very much for this honour. (applause). >> i also just wanted to recognise -- give a round of applause tyler woods, the principal of leonard r. flynn who we just noticed in the audience. thank you so much. (applause).
those here to for sharon, can yu please stand? thank you for being here. i appreciate it. so there are many things that we could say about sharon. she was known to many of us as san francisco's own grandmother for social change. she was the cofounder of the tenderer loin people's congress and the founder and executive director of the community leadership came and emergency response project, which offered peer to peer empowerment and civic engagement programmes for victims of violence. she's had an impact on every neighborhood in our city from the bayview where she did most of her early work to ingleside, to the western addition and she stood up against violence, against guns and against hate and for diversity, love and
peace. she was a quintessential peace-healer and maker and if she knew if she did that successfully, she had to be an organizer and irritator. where there was pain, suffering, fear of hate, she didn't look away or ignore it, she went directly toward it and would use whatever means necessary to make sure we did the same. she didn't care who you were. we know that. she didn't care what your title was, whether you were the supervisor or mayor, what your age was, whether she spookier languagspoke yourlanguage or no. she knew you could be better than you are and knew you could do more than what you were doing and she would remind you of it. in the street, on the elevator, at the park and here at city hall, on sundays, she would call me 12 times a day, i would get missed calls from her and i would call her back and i would