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the information you get from that, as many of you know is a name and address. under sb-1421, you get everything. you get transcripts of interviews, you get recordings of interviews. you get any and all information related to that request. and again, this is violence, use of force against a member of the public, this is firing a weapon at a member of the public, and this is sustained allegations of dishonesty against a person who's a member of the public. so those four categories are a subset of what d.p.a. and the police department have, but it is a large amount of information, i understand that. the 30 requests we have made of officers are of active cases.
>> that's important that you get that. i agree. >> president hirsch: okay. captain? >> under the a.d.a., we would be under obligation to provide that. if there's sustained allegations that go to dishonesty, you certainly get those records. and then, with such a large issue on 1421, we talked about it last time we were here -- we talked about it last week, as a matter of fact, and we're setting it on the agenda in june so the d.p.a. can respond and search its records and sfpd. >> president hirsch: this is public comment. it's not supposed to be back and forth. i don't want to set that precedent because we won't
survive it. commissioner elias. >> i am concerned as to why only two reports have been released and those have been with respect to retired officers, and i am going to ask that the police department show what -- how it is prioritizing these requests as they come in since we are asking d.p.a. to provide that information, i think it's also fair that the police department provide us that information, as well. >> commissioners, i think the discussion here has gone way beyond. we need an agenda item in order to continue the commission. >> president hirsch: all right. commissioner hamasaki? >> commissioner hamasaki: all right. i would follow up. i didn't know that only providing the retired officers, so i'd ask both the chief and the d.p.a. address that. i can't imagine that -- that just doesn't sound right, and if that's going on, it'll be addressed.
>> president hirsch: okay. public comment? yes. >> my name's leo thistle, and i'm a student at hastings. i know this commission has considered and will consider a new policy for how to handle record requests under sb-1421. all it did was to expand the definition of what records are public. a new policy of when and how to release those records is unnecessary because there's already a general order covering public records requests. the notification of officers provided for in this procedure is completely unnecessary and uncalled for in t and called for in the statute. presumably, the p.o.a. has already informed them as it has brought an end to the civil action on the officers' behalf.
in chicago the past five years, all allegations made against officers, whether sustained or not, has made that information public. it's a citizens police data project, cpdp.org. the sfpd feels that there is inflammatory information in these records underscores the legislation that the public has a right to know and keep police accountable for how they investigate and how they account for their officers' misbehavior. to not only allow but say that an independent oversight agency shall share its records with the very people and organizations it's charged with
overseeing is an abdication of responsibility. if d.p.a. releases 100 pages on an officer and sfpd releases five, that should give the public pause. we cannot take a law and hold police accountable for reviewing which documents the public has a right to receive. it's not d.p.a.s job to investigate i.a., and it's not i.a.s job to rubber stamp what d.p.a. released to the public. the public is better served with two public results. >> president hirsch: thank you. any other public comment? >> good evening, everyone. i just wanted to comment on the mother's day event.
yes, we did go to the mother's day event, and yes, mother's day is actually really hard for me. our children's case is unsolved. the mother's day event was good, but i only went because i wanted to see the other mothers. the event, i didn't care about. i have a relationship with those other mothers who have lost children to homicide. i do appreciate the roses, the flowers, and things, but we've been doing that for years down at city hall, standing in front of city hall by ourselves in the rain, and this is a thing that happens every year, but it brings the mothers together, and that's a good thing. i appreciated all that, but it's not solving our cases. it's not doing anything for us 'cause when we go to these events, we're talking about our
children, when are they going to solve our cases? when are they going to do this? when are they going to do that? i would like to use the overhead. i come here all the time to talk about my son aubrey. his birthday was april 6. he would be 30 years old. you go from 17 years old to 30 years old, that's a long time, and still, his case isn't solved. you guys have all the names of the perpetrators that shot my baby. these names are down, they're on his case on the fifth floor in homicide. these names i didn't get out of a hat. these are on his file of all the persons that did this to my child. so i asked why isn't this case solved? it's not so much as no one wanted to point the finger, nobody wants to tell they're
not giving evidence. they put all these people in jail to let them out again. what do we do to change the laws so that some of our cases can get solved? i bring these pictures because these are all unsolved homicides. i stand with some of these mothers and fathers. and you talking with -- about mother's day? father's day is coming up, and they will be hurting just as much, as well. my son had a father, and he talks to me often. he asks me about the case. i'm not saying he doesn't have the heart to do it, but i'm the one that took the therapy to go out there and cure myself of the trauma that i've gone through, and his father hasn't, so he's counting on me. so the pain and the trauma is still there. and all i have is to put these pictures up on a pole. we need a venue. thank you.
>> president hirsch: thank you. vice president taylor? >> vice president taylor: thank you, miss brown. i enoujust want to say that -- sure commissioner mazzucco can speak to this, too. as you know, i used to prosecute homicide cases, a lot of homicide cases, and it's impossible to do without witnesses coming forward. and there are people walking around this city who know who killed your son. and it is so frustrating when you have community members who know what happened, were there when it happened, but when it comes to what happened, i didn't see anything, i didn't hear anything, i don't know anything. and i just want to entreat anybody who's listening, when it happens to you, then, it becomes really important that you have people who come forward. and i want people to understand that when you lose a loved one, when you're a mom who's lost
their child, there is nothing worse, and there is nothing that the police with do, any law enforcement can do if the people who saw that happen don't actually kind of pony up and say this was wrong and i'm going to do something about it, and i'm going to testify and be a part of this. and i would just urge anyone in the community who knows anything -- because i'm tired of seeing you here. >> i'm tired of being here. >> vice president taylor: i want you to enjoy your life, and that can't happen unless people speak up. >> president hirsch: the anonymous tip line is 415-575-4444. thank you. >> thank you. >> president hirsch: any other public comment? all right. public comment is closed. next item. >> clerk: line item six, public comment on all items pertaining to item eight, including closed session. vote whether to hold item eight
in closed session? >> president hirsch: is there a vote to hold item eight in closed session? >> clerk: there's public comment before we vote on whether to hold item eight in closed session. >> president hirsch: do we have a motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> president hirsch: okay. public comment on whether we go in closed session? >> clerk: all in favor? >> president hirsch: public >> clerk: okay. commissioner, i'd like to read line nine. vote to reveal any or all discussion held in closed session, action.
>> president hirsch: motion? >> move for nondisclosure. >> president hirsch: all in favor? any opposed? >> clerk: the motion passes unanimously. >> president hirsch: is there a motion to adjourn? >> yes. >> second. >> president hirsch: all in favor? opposed? >> clerk: the motion passes unanimously. thank you. >> president hirsch: thank you.
[ applause ] >> the park was kind of bleak. it was scary and over grown. we started to help maclaren park when we found there wasn't any money in the bond for this park maclaren. we spent time for funding. it was expensive to raise money for this and there were a lot of delays. a lot of it was just the mural, the sprinklers and we didn't have any grass. it was that bad. we worked on sprinkler heads and grass and we fixed everything. we worked hard collecting everything. we had about 400 group members. every a little bit helped and now the park is busy all week. there is people with kids using the park and using strollers and now it's safer
by utilizing it. >> maclaren park being the largest second park one of the best kept secrets. what's exciting about this activation in particular is that it's the first of many. it's also representation of our city coming together but not only on the bureaucratic side of things. but also our neighbors, neighbors helped this happen. we are thrilled that today we are seeing the fruition of all that work in this city's open space. >> when we got involved with this park there was a broken swing set and half of -- for me, one thing i really like to point out to other groups is that when you are competing for funding in a hole on the ground, you need to articulate what you need for your park.
i always point as this sight as a model for other communities. >> i hope we continue to work on the other empty pits that are here. there are still a lot of areas that need help at maclaren park. we hope grants and money will be available to continue to improve this park to make it shine. it's a really hidden jewel. a lot of people don't know it's here.
>> my name is holly i'm been in enterprise software training for 10 years that expired film and art and voice-over week work and all kinds of work. >> i'm jane a program director for the state of california i have the privilege of working on special technology projects for the depth of the technology a passion for helping people and a passion for doing work that makes a difference and makes me feel good at night and i think about what i did today and helping every single person in the city as. >> a technology professional a need for more women and more women in leadership roles the diversity and the leadership pipeline is an area that needs a
little bit of love. >> a lot of love. >> a whole lost love. >> i'll contribute for the change for women's equality by showing up and demonstrating that the face of success schizophrenia came come in a variety of corresponds. >> they're a lot of roadblocks for san francisco when it comes to our proposition and finding a play for information that has how to start and grow management so we started to build the san francisco business portal not just consults or the taxpayers and voters they're actually customers we are the government serving the consumers in our neighborhood i point to at least one best that i personally touched with one way or another
and makes me feel good about the projects like the business portal and in embarking on this new exciting journey of finding better and efficient ways to deliver services to san franciscans i sit through a lot of senior management meetings i'm the only woman in the room i know that our c i o is tried to recruit for women and a male dominated environment. >> i've felt unbounded and inspired to pursue a lot of things over time i recognize to be cricked in ways i didn't anticipate you know i've followed the calling but now put me in a position to spend most of my
time doing things i love this is the whole point; right? you ought to feel inspired in our work and found opportunities to have you're work put you in service for others and happy doing what you're spending so much time. >> my father was a journalist lift and my mom a teacher when we finally decided to give up their lives because of me and now i actually get to serve the city and county of san francisco it makes me feel really, really good not this didn't happen overnight i've worked my entire life to get to this point and much more to learn and i have a lot of changes ahead. >> really think about what moves you what you're pat's
about and trust that you are sufficient and enough where you are to begin and then is her that you are being tenacious about getting to the next place in the evolution but by all means start with you are and know that's enough american here celebration committee. [applause] >> we're here today to kick off
the celebration of a.p.a. heritage month. i hope all of you when you are coming to the civic centre have seen all of our banners up around civic centre. i hope you take a look at them. they are really beautiful, and really a source of pride. all of our basses, our adds are on the muni mobile buses. this is the month that we are celebrating our diverse asian-pacific heritage. we have a whole month of art and cultural programs offered to our citizens, as well as everybody from the bay area and abroad. we have a whole month of activities because of all of our celebration partners and their hard work. the san francisco public library , city librarian, michael lambert his here. [applause]. >> our celebration partner. every other day, there is a program at one of the libraries in the city, in the many neighborhoods. thank you. and then we have our largest asian american film festival as part of our celebration with cam
fast, our festival director is here. [applause] >> thank you. please look up all of the movies and go to see more movies. we are really glad that it moved from march to may last year and it was really great. and the last but not least, the asian art museum right across the street from city hall. they also have a month a very special exhibits. so i hope -- now we have compiled a master calendar of events. you can pick up a copy when you are on your way out, but it is also online at our website. you can see a whole month listing of activities, and we welcome you to go and enjoy yourself, and most importantly, tell your friends about it. last year, as far as the awards
and programs are concerned, and milestones and recognitions, last year was the first year that we started first annual agyeman -- edwin motley public service award in honor of his legacy and piglet -- public service. at this moment, i would like to invite carmen to, the first winner of our awards last year to give her greetings. carmen? [applause] >> thank you. good morning, everybody. i am the elected assessor of san francisco. it is amazing how much changes in just one year, but i am so thrilled to be here to be able to kick off a.p.a. heritage month. i think for a young asian-american who grew up in the united states with parents who immigrated here, i can't tell you of a more important thing to do that to recognize our heritage, to remember where we came from, and to celebrate all of our struggles, but also
all of our accomplishments over the years. i think as our mayor has spoken about in the past, we have a wonderfully diverse community and city here that is our strength. and part of that is recognizing all of the contributions everyone makes here. i was so honored to be selected to be the first recipient of the edwin lee award last year. he is a person, i think means a lot to many of us, not only as a mentor, but also a role model. somebody who dedicated his whole life to supporting not only our civic work here in government, but also before then, really advocating for civil rights and making sure that our community was heard, and heard loudly, and heard effectively. i want to thank each and every one of you. there are numerous people who are here that i want to thank because you are commissioners, you're participating, you are making your voices, your legacy be known here, and that is incredibly important. i could not think of something
that our mayor -- i relate mayor would it be more proud of fantasy all of your faces are gathered to make sure that legacy continues on. there are many commissioners who are here, i want to recognize, of course, i.v. lee who is one of our newest members on the city college board. [applause]. >> i also want to recognize jenny lam who is one of our newest members on the san francisco unified school district board. [applause] >> two incredibly smart and able women of color, a.p.a. leaders that i am incredibly proud to serve alongside. i hope that everybody takes advantage of this month to celebrate our culture, to talk about our culture, to show it, to be proud to, because it is something to be proud about. i also want to make sure to thank our official sponsors as well as our community sponsors. just taking a look at this list, there are so many impressive organizations who have been part of this fabric of san francisco. whether it is an industry or our
communities. thank you for supporting and recognizing how important the event is today. thank you so much. [applause] with that, of course. i want to introduce someone who is very special to us and very well-known, in native san franciscan, our mayor, london breed, who i am telling you, any event that there possibly is in the city, she is at. it doesn't matter what time of day, where it is across the city , there she is looking fabulous, but also really espousing the values of the city about the importance of diversity, the importance of creating opportunity, and so i want to invite appear mayor london breed. [applause] -- invite up here mayor london breed. [applause]. >> thank you so much to our assessor recorder, carmen chu who is an incredible leader in the city, and the reason why we are able to generate so much
revenue, to spend on all the really important things that we know we need to do to really change our city for the better, because we know, as she said, that our strength is our diversity, and with diversity, we protect our diversity, we celebrate our diversity, and we are excited about the launch of a.p.a. heritage month in san francisco, beginning may 1st. there will be a celebration, and a number of activities throughout san francisco. i want to thank claudine chang for her vision in 2005. [applause] >> she really stepped up to the plate and said it's important that we really focus on a celebration of our community, of our heritage, of what makes san francisco special, that we elevate that and we come together and those put -- reticular celebrations. thank you so much to claudine on the committee who continue to
volunteer countless hours to make a.p.a. heritage month in san francisco such an amazing time for all of us, and thank you so much, no need to give me another pin, because i have about seven of them. [laughter]. >> i'm happy to share with anyone who doesn't have one because i would get one every year. claudine is right there, but it is so great to be here and to celebrate, and to really take this opportunity to remember i relate mayor ed lee and the work that he did as an incredible public servants. he wasn't just our mayor. before he even became mayor he was so committed to san francisco, and what i really appreciated about him, especially as they served as the director of public works, he would basically bring his kids out to help clean up district five when i was at the african-american culture complex and i used to think, that is kind of messed up. they are rubbing their eyes, you
know, out there early in the morning, he is saying grabbed a broom, grabbed a broom. really, the kind of values he instilled in his children, the kind of love and support he has had for san francisco over the years, just really made him an incredible public servants, and what a great honor to name this awarded the edwin motley public service award that has -- that is given every single year during the celebration. carmen, of course, carries on his legacy and has those same values and commitments to our city. definitely fitting that she receives the inaugural award, and today i wanted to take this opportunity to really acknowledge the award recipient this year who has been a dedicated public servant for look a day over 49, but sandy morey has really been a
trailblazer in san francisco, a fighter for our seniors, a fighter for japan town in the western edition, a fighter to try and bring equity and programs to communities that are often neglected, she, along with steve nakata joe, founded a place for seniors to live, a place for seniors to get hot, home-cooked meals and delivery programs and providing culturally supportive meals throughout san francisco their fight and advocacy for food equity and ensuring seniors to get three square meals a day through support with their delivery program providing millions of more funding that is dedicated to helping seniors age
indignity, age in their communities, the list goes on and on, when i was on the board of supervisors, people know that one of the persons i could never say no to west sandy morey. anytime anyone wanted something, to send sandy to talk to london breed because she would come in there and give it to me straight and give it to me -- just really focusing on the people, focusing on the community, and then she would also remind me that her husband signed my first paycheque at age 14 when i was with the mayor charge at youth employment and training program. you never forget the person who signed your first paycheque, do you? it was jeff morey, at that time, minimum wage i want backpage -- backpay, jeff both her and her
husband have been so committed to the community, they have an incredible legacy and she has been an incredible force for decades, and we were so grateful to have you here and your advocacy. she is a kind of person who does the work and really skates under the radar so that is similar to how mayor lee was. i will tell you, i was going to his office and i would say i need your help with this, and he said sure, i will help you with this, and then i would say, but i need to take the credit for it , and he would say, okay. i don't do that as mayor, don't think about it, anybody. [laughter] >> just really a quiet force, your commitment to really taking care of people and making sure people have access to all the
incredible things that san francisco has to offer. we are so grateful for your service and your commitment to san francisco, and excited about you being honored. i know that the official recognition will take place on may 1st, hopefully you will all be there with us to celebrate sandy morey and her contributions to san francisco, as well as so many of the events and the performances, and all that this a.p.a. heritage month has to offer. thank you to all the sponsors who are listed here, but especially to post mates who is a heritage champion, and may 1 st hasn't started, because they would be a heritage champion, with so many people who time and time again continue to support this incredible celebration. we also have a lot of commissioners here and i'm going to be honest, i just appointed
some of them, so i know who they are, but some of the ones that have been serving for some time, i may not be familiar, but thank you also much. if all the commissioners who are here for the city and county of san francisco, we just took a photograph out of the rotunda. can you please raise your hand so we can give you a hand for your service? [applause] >> i see malcolm young we just appointed to the airport. and alan lowe who is on the recreation and park commission. sharon you're on the treasure island board. and we have stephen lee who is on the entertainment commission, and a little secret about stephen, what was the club, the one up club that i used to go to before i was 21? remember you used to let us in? [laughter] >> you know i am just kidding.
it was the first club i went to when i turned 21. [laughter] >> but an incredible force in the nightlife industry. thank you, stephen, for all your hard work in the city, and so many other commissioners who do a great job to really commit their lives and to dedicate their time to serve san francisco. that is what it is all about. it is really about serving our city, making our city better for so many folks, and i also want to acknowledge, i know earlier our new librarian, michael lambert. [applause] he actually was just tired, even , though i thought he was already the librarian. he was the acting librarian, and he was definitely acting like he was a librarian. of course, it is only fitting that we made him permanent. great to see all of you here today. i am looking forward to this amazing celebration, thank you also much for all you do and
continue to do to make san francisco that syllable -- >> thank you everyone. i want to acknowledge the committee. is always in the details of it comes to organizing a month like this, and thank you may or breed for that wonderful introduction. i want to thank my husband for being here who has been a long
time supporter and advocate in san francisco, and all my friends from japan town, and all my personal friends who are here today. thank you for being here. i want to make a point in terms of our relationship with japan town and mayor lee. we knew him when he was with the asian law caucus, and he started out as an attorney. he was doing community work and advocacy then, and then he went to the city. he became the head of hrc, then he became the head of d.p.w., anything he became the chief administrative officer and then our mayor. all of those times that he was the leader in those areas, he always, always supported japan town, and we really appreciate it all these years. it is one of those things where you remember the people from the very beginning, and when they become really people in power, you still remember them to. thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you, may or breed, and
thank you, sandy. during the event wednesday, the a.p.a. heritage awards event, we are also going to recognize two very, very historically significant milestones. the first one is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the agents of san francisco state. that was a result -- [applause] >> they will we'll hear from them at the event. it is really history and the making. at that time, 1969, it was the first asian-american southeast department in the entire country today, they are still the largest such department in the entire country, so we look forward to celebrating that and hearing more details next wednesday. the second milestone that we will be recognizing is the chinese railroad workers. we thought about the 150th
anniversary. [applause] >> there are a lot of celebrations, a lot of talks this year, were there has been about the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. we think about everything and we think about what about the railroad is relevant to our community? what it is irrelevant about us because of the 90% of the workforce constructing the railroad are chinese-americans. they got recruited to come here, they built the railroad against all of us, but they were never recognized. they were never recognized, given a day when the completion ceremony happened in 1969, may 10th. there was -- the golden spike was put into utah, and none of the workers were invited to the ceremony, even when we celebrated the centennial of the
completion of the railroad 150 years ago, a group of chinese historical society members went to the point and they were promised three minutes to recognize ever chinese railroad workers and they were told when they got their that there was no time for them. it was really pathetic. so i think that a lot of leaders from around the country have decided that this is not going to happen on may 10th, and a large number of us will be here on utah. a large number of asian-americans will be here in utah because we want to make sure that chinese railroad workers take their place in the history of this country. we really want to thank them. [applause] >> in association of that, we are going to give to special recognitions. one is professor gordon chang from stanford university. he was widely recognized as the person who really inspired a lot of projects in commemoration of this special occasion back in
2012 where he got a grant from stanford university and started documenting the life and history of chinese railroad workers, to the extent that now there is an oral history and a digital archive and there's enough materials to teach a class. we can't wait to hear the professor on wednesday. at the same time, we also want to recognize a very special friend who has done so much in making sure that we honor the chinese railroad workers. but he actually has done a lot more in the entertainment industry. i was so impressed when they told me about this memorial that they were going to do in sacramento. unbelievably, yes, he did that. and it was completed. thank you, congratulations stephen. [applause]. >> we are also going to present
a special recognition to stephen lee next wednesday. as may or breed has mentioned during our ceremony, we have a lot of unique cultural performances. we will have recognitions, we will have the participations of the san francisco city committees and councillor core we will have members from osaka, post mates, what human city, type a, from seoul, korea, san francisco prides itself on the relationship we have with our city cyst -- sister cities. ho chi minh city will be celebrating their 25th year next year. we are very happy. we look forward to doing that in 2020. at this time, i would like to invite -- it is not in the script, but we have a very special gift for you. our commemorative poster for this year. thomas lee, our artists, has designed it.
[laughter]. >> every year thomas was the person who designed all of our creative his, and every year, we have a commemorative poster. [applause] [laughter] >> thank you so much, thank you. >> thank you. please feel free to take a picture with the poster if you would like. it is very beautiful. thank you, thomas. thomas was responsible for the design of all of our materials. so scott adams, would you like to come and say a few words about the a.p.a. heritage
foundation and introduce the foundation directors? >> thank you, claudine, and thank you everyone for being here. a lot of familiar faces. a.p.a. heritage foundation was founded, obviously initially to raise funds and support the mayor's annual a.p.a. heritage month festivities. due to the tremendous hard work of our small board and the wonderful committee, we have expanded our program throughout the year to include community partner forums, and a whole host of other things. without further ado, i would like to introduce my fellow board members. irena riley is our outgoing treasurer, jj lara is our current treasurer, matt mui from at&t is not here, he has been a long time member of the board, and steve wilson from withers worldwide.
i don't see them, but they have worked hard and very devotedly to make sure that this event comes off every year without a hitch. so thank you all. we look forward to celebrating with you in may. [applause] >> we're coming to a close of our press conference. thomas, maybe thomas can tell us a bit about our reception and what we have installed here at city hall. >> hi, everyone. my name is thomas lee, and i'm one of the celebration cochairs with alcaraz, our entertainment commissioner, as well as angela pang who is -- who is not here today. we are very excited. after the awards ceremony, we will have a wonderful celebration at city hall where we will welcome the community to asian cuisine and cultural performances. after we celebrate the honourees , we get to mingle and mix and chat with each other.
from all of our sponsors, community partners, we look forward to seeing everyone at the after party here at city hall right after the award ceremony, and the celebration doesn't end there. we have a lot of nonprofits will be joining us that day who will be highlighting special events and activities throughout the month of may. please join us and find out more about it at our website. thank you. >> thank you. [applause]. >> thank you all for being here. see you next wednesday.streets. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> i wanted to wish you a best
wishes and congratulations the community has shifted a lot of when i was growing up in the 60s and 50's a good portion of chicano-american chinese-american lived in north beach a nob hill community. >> as part the immigrant family is some of the recreation centers are making people have the ability to get together and meet 0 other people if communities in the 60s a 70s and 80s and 90s saw a move to the richmond the sunset district and more recently out to the excelsior the avenue community as well as the ensuring u bayview so
chinese family living all over the city and when he grape it was in this area. >> we're united. >> and growing up in the area that was a big part of the my leave you know playing basketball and mycy took band lessons and grew up. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> allergies welcome to the community fair it kicks off
three weeks of celebrations for the year and let's keep everybody safe and celebrate the biggest parade outside of china on february 11th go best wishes and congratulations and 3, 2, 1 happy enough is enough. >> i grew up volley ball education and in media professional contrary as an educator he work with all skids whether or not caucasian hispanic and i african-american cumber a lot of arrest binge kids my philosophy to work with all kids but being here and griping in the chinese community being a chinese-american is important going to american school during the day but went to chinese
school that is community is important working with all the kids and having them exposed to all culture it is important to me. >> it is a mask evening. >> i'd like to thank you a you all to celebrate an installation of the days here in the asian art museum. >> one time has become so many things in the past two centuries because of the different did i licks the immigration officer didn't understand it became no standard chinese marine or cantonese sproupgs it became so many different sounds this is convenient for the immigration officer this okay your family name so
this tells the generations of immigrants where they come from and also many stories behind it too. >> and what a better way to celebrate the enough is enough nuru with the light nothing is more important at an the hope the energy we. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> relative to the current administration it is, it is touching very worrisome for our immigrant frames you know and some of the stability in the country and i know how this new president is doing you know immigration as well as immigrants
(fireworks) later than you think new year the largest holiday no asia and china those of us when my grandparents came over in the 19 hundreds and celebrated in the united states chinese nuru is traditional with a lot of meani meaning. >> good afternoon my name is carmen chu assessor-recorder i want to wish everything a happy new year thank you for joining us i want to say. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> (speaking foreign language.) >> i'm proud to be a native san
franciscan i grew up in the chinatown, north beach community port commission important to come back and work with those that live in the community that i grew up in and that that very, very important to give back to continue to work with the community and hope e help those who may not be as capable in under serving come back and give >> this job, it's really not an
i job. i wouldn't be able to do this job without other people. i make sure that all the regulatory and nonregulatory samples get to access in a timely manner. we have groundwater samples, you name it, we have to sample it every day. i have ten technicians, very good team. we work together to attain this sampling. >> a sample is only as good as when you collect properly. if sample is not collect properly according to not the proper protocol, the sample could be biased, could be false positive or could be false negative. so all this to have good so you can manage the sample collectors, as well as the schedule, and she is pretty good, and she is very thorough. and so far, i think that she is
performing a very good job. >> this job is really not an i job. i wouldn't be able to do this job without my team. you can assign them any job, they can handle it, and again, without them, i wouldn't be here. i take pride, you know, for what i do. we are providing a very good water department. my name is roselle, and i have been working with the water department