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perhaps ticket takers or whatever positions there were. how many other people were there? >> don't have a staffing schedule but there's managers and janitorial staff. >> commissioner: i'm talking about the full-time staff involved. it sounds like major, major reduction. it sounds like there's very little people left doing the job of a facility i have to say is one of the most prominent garages in the entire union square area. if you were to put a face on the sfmta shopping system for a world-class shopping system having been to chicago, miami, dallas, austin, new york, boston, union square is one of
the most first-class shopping experiences in the entire united states. if all of a sudden jean people were used to having at least 16 valet and now down to zero, and it's this automated system, you reduced something that was part of a first-class jewel to something it sounds like people hate it. to me this is a major flaw of the sfmta and the direction of where we're going in our parking system. and i haven't gotten a clear answer from you on how many more reductions there'll be. i want to say this for the
report as we have off-line conversations would you be willing and i could is the sfmta to having a moratorium on more reductions of staff until we can get a real understanding of how this is impacting the customer experience because you weren't even aware today that over 301 buildings the flood building, just one building, signed a petition to say they're absolutely outraged you took away the valet system and that's just one building. i understand you made a decision to invest $32 million. but i have to tell you, my wife parks in an operated valet system and i can tell you right now, if there were not people in that garage i would not my wife parking in that garage.
the first thing i'd say to her is be conscious of where you park. you heard people here today say they parked at the civic center and no longer want to. we're reducing a service on the backs of working people. it makes no sense to me. are you guys committed to putting a stop to this and engaging with the people that represent this workforce? because i know you say you don't directly engage in the collective bargaining but the decision making has been handed down to companies to give them the authority to make these staffing decisions. >> we want to make not just a world class shopping and parking destination and i feel we want to be that way.
>> i'd like to invite mr. gleeson back to respond. we're talking about staffing and is there a clear idea how many more cuts will happen? is there in your opinion 16 valets in one garage and they said a certain amount but the numbers keep getting bigger. what's your experience in the number of cuts that have happened? >> they're coming without notice to us, first of all. and we found no pushback from
laz and emco. they seem to be coming from decisions made at the sfmta and when we sit with them in a couple rounds the fast few months we asked what's the next batch of cuts to expect and we get no concrete answer. >> as i sit here it makes no sense to me everyone's enjoying and participating in and you remove that service and people are paying customers for that service. what's been your experience talking to the front line people and staff involved in going valet? have may been net-net? are they getting laid off?
>> this is disruptive to their families because they're expecting a normal routine of shift and routine of days off to participate with their family on a regular basis but probably more important and this is absolutely the fact about what's going on in the parking industry, at least in for instance, as there's layoffs some high srnt -- seniority workers and they bounce around through the entire infrastructure of parking in san francisco. we represent workers at over 300 garages and private sector all the merk office buildings, all the nearly all the class a hotels. when there's a layoff anywhere it has a ripple effect nearly the almost 1300, 1400 workers in
this industry throughout the city. it's a direct effect. it affects the expectations the workers can have around the rest of their live, educational opportunities with their family and other things like that. >> commissioner: as the sfmta been a willing partner to have the conversation and how long has this been going on with the sfmta? >> we've been concentrating on this the last year. they've been a willing partner. they were polite conversations. >> commissioner: not just facilitating a conversation for lip service. >> my perspective is there's not been any. >> commissioner: you've been in conversations for a year and in
that time have there continued to be cuts? >> we had a conversation and then heard about new cuts and that's our recollection within the last 90 days. that's where we find ourselves. it's been very frustrating. >> commissioner: i guess i can go on and on. thank you mr. gleeson. >> i'm happy to continue this item to the call of the clair.
>> and if it's not a conflict i'm happy to lend assistance in getting this figured out for the time being. with that there's a motion to continue the item to the call of the chair and we will take that without objection. thank you for your testimony. i'm sorry that it got to the point where it to come here. >> commissioner: with that would you call item 4shgs, 4, our lat item. >> clerk: by order nan to
streamline small business permitting by among other things amending the health code to align regulation of restaurant enclosures for outdoor food service and restroom requirements with state standards amending the planning code to clarify that with type 23 liquor license may be used in conjunction with bar or restaurants use. >> commissioner: i want to continue this for one week and thank you supervisor safai. any members of the public that would like to comments on item 4. seeing none it's closed. i'll move this to be one week to be the first item on our meeting of june 24 which meeting will be held on the 4th floor because it's going to be all day budget public comment on that day so without objection we'll continue item 4 one week.
>> clerk: mr. chair. >> commissioner: of course. i'm sorry. i did not realize that. please come forward. take your time. >> thank you, supervisor peskin. this legislation seeks to standardize neighborhood business districts and some would benefit from that. neighborhood commercial districts won't. we have ncd regulations tailored so each neighborhood. don't throw out our hard work. it's a mixture of homes, apartments and businesses. and we researched the legislation and the proposed changes in the haight ashbury and we heard on what changing the liquor license hours could mean by allowing backyard
businesses open to 10:00 p.m. or 4:00 a.m. would impact residences would live close to them and mixing live entertainment and games to backyards could be bad for working people. i've been in the arcade in certain areas and never seen anything so noisy. the legislation may be trying to solve a problem of vacancies and businesses but this is not the way to go at it. each neighborhood has unique needs and please hold neighborhood meetings to test support before thinking about changing even one of these. thank you. >> commissioner: thank you for your testimony and we'll take this up next week. are there any other members of the public who would like to testify on this item? seeing none, we will continue this to our meeting of june 24 as item number 1 and we are
san francisco department of environment is a place where climate hits the street. we know that we don't have all the answers. we need to support our local champions, our local community to find creative solutions and innovations that help us get to zero waste. >> zero waste is sending nothing to landfill or incineration, using reuse and recovery and prevention as ways to achieve zero waste. the grant program is a grant program specifically for nonprofits in san francisco to divert material from landfill. it's important to find the san francisco produce market because
there's a lot of edible food that can be diverted and they need positions to capture that food and focus on food recovery. >> san francisco produce market is a resource that connects farmers and their produce with businesses in the bay area. i think it's a basic human right to have access to healthy foods, and all of this food here is available. it's a matter of creating the infrastructure, creating jobs, and the system whereby none of this goes to waste. since the beginning of our program in july 2016 to date, we've donated over 1 million pounds of produce to our community partners, and that's resulted in over 900,000 meals to people in our community,
which we're very proud of. >> carolyn at the san francisco produce market texts with old produce that's available. the produce is always excellent. we get things like broccoli, brussels sprouts, bell peppers. everything that we use is nice and fresh, so when our clients get it, they really enjoy it, and it's important to me to feel good about what i do, and working in programs such as this really provides that for me. it's helping people. that's what it's really about, and i really enjoy that. >> the work at the produce market for me representing the intersection between environment and community, and when we are working at that intersection, when we are using our resources and our passion and our energy to heal the planet and feed the
>> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their business in the 49 square files of san francisco. we help san francisco remain unique, successful and right vi. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i'm one of three owners here in san francisco and we provide mostly live music entertainment and we have food, the type of food that we have a mexican food and it's not a big menu, but we did it with love. like ribeye tacos and quesadillas and fries. for latinos, it brings families
together and if we can bring that family to your business, you're gold. tonight we have russelling for e community. >> we have a ten-person limb elimination match. we have a full-size ring with barside food and drink. we ended up getting wrestling here with puoillo del mar. we're hope og get families to join us. we've done a drag queen bingo and we're trying to be a diverse kind of club, trying different things. this is a great part of town and there's a bunch of shops, a variety of stores and ethnic restaurants. there's a popular little shop that all of the kids like to hanhang out at.
we have a great breakfast spot call brick fast at tiffanies. some of the older businesses are refurbished and newer businesses are coming in and it's exciting. >> we even have our own brewery for fdr, ferment, drink repeat. it's in the san francisco garden district and four beautiful muellermixer ura alsomurals. >> it's important to shop local because it's kind of like a circle of life, if you will. we hire local people. local people spend their money at our businesses and those local mean that wor people willr money as well. i hope people shop locally. [ ♪ ]
>> the renovation of balboa park, the oldest in the city of san francisco, and now it is the newest part in the city of san francisco. through our partnership, and because of public investment from the two thousand eight fund, we are celebrating a renewal and an awakening of this park. we have it safer, happier, more joyous. >> 3, 2, 1, [laughter]
=--[applause] >> it is a great resource for families, to have fun in the city, recreation. >> this is an amazing park. we have not revitalized it without public and private investment. the critical piece of the process of this renovation was that it was all about the community. we reached out to everyone in this community. we love this park dearly and they all had thoughts and ideas and they wanted to bring their own creativity and their personality to bear on the design. what you see is what the community wanted. these ideas all came from the residents of this community. as a result, there is a sense of
ownership, pride and responsibility that goes along with what is going to be an exciting park. [♪] >> i am the supervisor of district one. i am sandra lee fewer. [♪] >> i moved to the richmond district in 1950 mine. i was two years old. i moved from chinatown and we were one of the first asian families to move out here.
[♪] >> when my mother decided to buy that house, nobody knew where it was. it seems so far away. for a long time, we were the only chinese family there but we started to see the areas of growth to serve a larger chinese population. the stress was storage of the birthplace of that. my father would have to go to chinatown for dim sum and i remember one day he came home and said, there is one here now. it just started to grow very organically. it is the same thing with the russian population, which is another very large ethnic group in the richmond district. as russia started to move in, we saw more russian stores. so parts of the richmond is very concentrated with the russian community and immigrant russian community, and also a chinese immigrant community. [♪]
>> i think as living here in the richmond, we really appreciate the fact that we are surrounded three natural barriers. they are beautiful barriers. the presidio which gives us so many trails to walk through, ocean beach, for families to just go to the beach and be in the pacific ocean. we also also have a national park service. we boarded the golden gate national recreation area so there is a lot of activity to do in the summer time you see people with bonfires. but really families enjoying the beach and the pacific ocean during the rest of the time of year. [♪] >> and golden gate park where we have so many of our treasures here. we have the tea garden, the museum and the academy of sciences. not to mention the wonderful playgrounds that we have here in richmond. this is why i say the richmond is a great place for families.
the theatre is a treasure in our neighborhood. it has been around for a very long time. is one of our two neighborhood theatres that we have here. i moved here when i was 1959 when i was two years old. we would always go here. i love these neighborhood theatres. it is one of the places that has not only a landmark in the richmond district, but also in san francisco. small theatres showing one or two films. a unique -- they are unique also to the neighborhood and san francisco. >> where we are today is the heart of the richmond district. with what is unique is that it is also small businesses. there is a different retail here it is mom and pop opening up businesses. and providing for the neighborhood. this is what we love about the
streets. the cora door starts on clement street and goes all the way down to the end of clement where you will see small businesses even towards 32nd. at the core of it is right here between here and 20 -- tenth avenue. when we see this variety of stores offered here, it is very unique then of the -- any other part of san francisco. there is traditional irish music which you don't get hardly anywhere in san francisco. some places have this long legacy of serving ice cream and being a hangout for families to have a sunday afternoon ice cream. and then also, we see grocery stores. and also these restaurants that are just new here, but also thriving. [♪] >> we are seeing restaurants being switched over by hand, new owners, but what we are seeing
is a vibrancy of clement street still being recaptured within new businesses that are coming in. that is a really great thing to see. i don't know when i started to shop here, but it was probably a very, very long time ago. i like to cook a lot but i like to cook chinese food. the market is the place i like to come to once a year. once i like about the market as it is very affordable. it has fresh produce and fresh meat. also, seafood. but they also offer a large selection of condiments and sauces and noodles. a variety of rice that they have is tremendous. i don't thank you can find a variety like that anywhere else. >> hi. i am kevin wong. i am the manager. in 1989 we move from chinatown to richmond district. we have opened for a bit, over 29 years.
we carry products from thailand, japan, indonesia, vietnam, singapore and india. we try to keep everything fresh daily. so a customer can get the best out a bit. >> normally during crab season in november, this is the first place i hit. because they have really just really fresh crab. this is something my family really likes for me to make. also, from my traditional chinese food, i love to make a kale soup. they cut it to the size they really want. i am probably here once a week. i'm very familiar with the aisles and they know everyone who is a cashier -- cashier here i know when people come into a market such as this, it looks like an asian supermarkets, which it is and sometimes it can be intimidating. we don't speak the language and many of the labels are in chinese, you may not know what to buy or if it is the proper
ingredients for the recipe are trying to make. i do see a lot of people here with a recipe card or sometimes with a magazine and they are looking for specific items. the staff here is very helpful. i speak very little chinese here myself. thinks that i'm not sure about, i asked the clerk his and i say is this what i need? is this what i should be making? and they actually really helped me. they will bring me to the aisle and say this is battery. they are very knowledgeable. very friendly. i think they are here to serve not only the asian community but to serve all communities in the richmond district and in san francisco. [♪] >> what is wonderful about living here is that even though our july is a very foggy and overcast, best neighborhood, the sleepy part outside on the west side is so rich with history, but also with all the amenities that are offered.
>> welcome to san francisco. everybody is welcome. happy tried everybody. ever happy pride everyone. >> thank you for joining us to quick off pride month 2019. my name is clair farley, senior adviser for mayor breed and director of the office of transinitiatives. i am so honored to be the mistress of ceremonies. there will be cocktails later. i know it is early. you know, i think that today we ask to really honor those whose stories often don't make the
headlines, those brave folks in the community who do the work every day. we are excited to honor those folks today. i hope you join us in celebrating them. pride started as a riot. knowing the history can only give us hope and remind us of our strength and power for change. even when the federal administration attempts to strip away our rights, we know that san francisco will fight back. in san francisco we will never give up from the streets to city hall. from harvey milk to the trans women of color. today our community has achieved so much. we have made incredible strides thanks to the generations every assistance before us. this work would not be possible with all of you and without our
allies and leadership here in city hall who have joined us on the front lines for lbgt equality. it is my honor to welcome our mayor, mayor london breed. [cheers and applause.] >> mayor breed: thank you to everyontoeveryone who is joinin. no one celebrated pride like the city and county of san francisco. celebrate we must to make sure that our voices are heard and the federal government knows that no matter who you are and who you love, we will not be erased, not in america, not in san francisco, not today. i want to take this opportunity to acknowledge some of the leadership we have in san francisco, people who are making a difference. thank you so much to our state
senator scott weiner for being here, who you will hear from shortly. as well as our treasure who is with us today. your fierce supervisor rafael mandelman. community college board member alex randolph. and supervisor safai and another member of the community college board, tom. and thank you supervisor matt haney for joining us as well. i want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the first lbgt fire chief jeanine nicholson. and thank you supervisor walton for being here as well.
and our police department, our chief is here, bill scott. i am so excited. have you guys seen the new flag, new vehicles of the san francisco police department? amazing. thank you, chief so much. there is a freedom band that you will be the official band of the city and county of san francisco, lgbt freed domband. you will hear from them shortly. no one celebrates pride like san francisco. thank you for joining us to raise the flag in our city. i know there are challenges throughout the bay area of raising this flag. in san francisco it is not a question. it is an important part of what makes our city so special. i want to thank all of you every year for coming for the flag raising. i want to acknowledge the man behind making the celebration
great, commissioner tom horn, thank you so much for your amazing support for this event. i want to say a special acknowledgment and for the parade which i cannot wait to participate in. it is a lot of hard work. we all have fun and a good time. i know that you and the committee work hard to make sure it looks effortless. thank you so much for being here today. [applause.] along with celebrating pride this month, it also is a time to reflect on our lgbt community's long history of activism and resilience from the aids which ravaged our city to the war against the transcommunity that
is playing out throughout this country. since san francisco's first pride parade in 1970, we have overcome so many challenges thanks to the courage of the amazing community leaders who stood up. today san francisco is a beacon of hope for the lbgt community. this year's pride parade theme generations every assistance, just as generations have resisted before we in san francisco will continue to resist. despite the federal government's continued attacks on the lbgt community we will not back down until we achieve full equality. we will stand with our transgender people who continue to bravely serve our country, and in san francisco our
businesses, hour healthcare services, our work force and housing will always be open to all. in san francisco, we are expanding gender identity options on all city forms and applications that ask for demographic information, and we are including education on our lgbt identities for city employees as part of harassment prevention and implicit bias training. last week i was proud to announce a new $3 million investment in our budget for transand lbg in san francisco. it includes $2 million for flexible housing to keep our transcommunity housed. we know that transgender people are 18 times more likely to not
be able to have housing and to be homeless in san francisco. we are going to make the investment to support the lbgt youth by providing them with housing, employment and case management services. i want to thank all members of the board of supervisors and others who advocate for this much needed investment. [applause.] we will be funding training and internship programs for transjob seekers and community members exiting the criminal justice system. we are committed to continuing to backfill the federal h.i.v. as getting to zero in the effort that state senator scott weiner fought for and now supervisor mandelman continues to fight for on the board now. this will help with efforts like the win senator wiener is doing to increase access for everyone
in california. thank you, senator wiener. [applause.] together we can make sure that no one is left behind, and this city doesn't just celebrate our lbgt community, we make investments and put deeds behind those words which is why we are the best city in the world, and what is so amazing so many of you play such a critical role in that success. i want to take this opportunity before i acknowledge the work of two incredible individuals here today. i can't move on with this program without acknowledging donna sachet for being here today. [applause.] she and charlotte shuttl shultze
only two that dress better than me. thank you for all you do to make us look and feel good. i forgot you were there. vicky, thank you so much. [applause.] so i have two awards to give. first of all, i want to ask george to come up to accept this on behalf of sf pride. as i said, i know that it looks like it is easy, but it is not easy because we know the stress in getting permits anchorednating with city departments and getting everyone to follow the rules and stay where they are to stay and not lag behind in the parades, festivities, events, programs, the fund-raising.
i didn't mention the fact they have to fundraise to pay for these incredible activities that make san francisco look good to the rest of the world. thousands of people come from all over to celebrate pride in san francisco. june is a fun and energetic and incredible month for us. because of sf pride and this committee, the work they do means so much to our city. on behalf of the city and county of san francisco, i would like to declare which day am i declaring? [laughing.] today june 3rd as sf pride day in the city and county of san francisco. thank you so much. [cheers and applause.] i have one more special award. i also get the honor of
presenting the annual teddy worthington award to a legendary film maker and writer. this award recognizes individuals who have contributed a longstanding large body of work in the lbgt community. sharcheryl is a central part ofe queer new way of young film makers. watermelon woman has won critical acclaim. her project was one of the top must see film innist films. today she is continuing the body of work with award-winning sear rears. -- series. she will give me the ending. it is amazing.
it is my honor to also declare today as cheryl d un yee day for your amazing contribution and the work you have done to not only advocate for the lgbt community but the work you have done to shine a light on people of color who are often times disenfranchised to tell our stories and how we should be represented in film. it is beautiful to watch and see and those people love you out there just as much as we do. cheryl, come on up. [cheers and applause.]
first of all, congratulations to all of the grand marshalls for this year's pride parade. can you all please stand or wave your hand so we can see you. thank you. and last but not least, cheryl, do you want to say a few words? say "hello" to the folks. >> hi everyone i am proud to be the grand marshall awarded with the award. i have been working for so long to bring the margins to the center. i have been working really long to make what is invisible visible. in this day of independent media and television and the browning
and blacking of images, i am making the invisible and visible invincible and thank you. >> thank you so much. with that, i will turn it back over, ladies and gentlemen, enjoy the city, enjoy pride month in the city. let's have an amazing time. make sure you don't forget to go to our restaurants and spend all of your money, too. thank you so much. >> thank you, mayor breed. now it is my honor to introduce you to someone who has done so much work in san francisco and now leading the way across california. our state senator scott weiner. [cheers and applause.] >> thank you, and i want to thank the mayor for being an extraordinary ally to our
community. thank you, mayor breed, for everything you do. this city is in amazing hands under your leadership. thank you. this is my 23rd san francisco pride. my 29th overall pride since i came out as a gay man a long, long time ago. time flies. i am optimistic for our community in many ways. this community that been through so much in terms of the hate crimes and the worst of the hiv aids crisis and housing crisis and all of the other weighs in which our community that struggled over the years in san francisco and elsewhere. we are so resilient and the community comes back and comes back and gets stronger and stronger. i am so proud to be part of our lbgt community, particularly in san francisco.
that doesn't mean we don't center challenges. i think pride is the right time of the year for us to recommit to celebrate and recommit to the fight. of course, we know what this guy is doing in washington, d.c. in the white house to undermine and harm our community including our children, attacking children. it is something that it is hard to fathom that you have a president of the united states who would attack lbgt children. apart from what he is doing and we are fighting back hard to make sure california goes in the other direction, we have our own challenges here as an lbgt community in san francisco and california. we are continuing to criminalize the lbgt community. we are continuing to see obscene rates of homelessness in our community, particularly our youth and 40% of homeless youth
are lgbt. we continue to not be supportive enough of our transgender community in terms of what our transkids have to experience in terms of what trans-people experience in the criminal justice system or in the lack of employment or access to healthcare right here in california. we are not doing enough to support our lbgt seniors. too many are going to the closet when they enter long-term care. we have challenges. the good thing is in san francisco we are leading the way in confronting those challenges, whether it is the great work in the jails to treat lbgt inmates with the dignity they deserve or the groundbreaking work we have done with seniors and homeless youth. we are taking that statewide.
this shouldn't depends on where you live. i want to close. in terms of h.i.v., there is a narrative we have defeated h.i.v. we haven't. we have so much more work to do in california. we have dunk am -- done amazing work to reduce infection rates. we need to end h.i.v. let's recommit and have an amazing month. this community deserves it. thank you. [applause.] >> thank you so much. next we have our champion here on the board of supervisors, the only out gay member of the board of supervisors big responsibility, and he is doing it with charm and grace.
please welcome rafael mandelman, our supervisor. [applause.] >> thank you, for all of the amazing work that you do. every time we get the queers and friends together, this is a beautiful and wonderful group. happy tried 2019 everybody -- happy pride 2019 ever body. thank you for bringing us here today, mayor. you have been a champion. senator wean you wiener it is go have you back and thank you for your leadership. this is a very big pride. folks know i it is the 49th anniversary of our san francisco pride parade but 50th
anniversary of stone wall. [cheers and applause.] >> now in san francisco we know the modern civil rights movement began in 1966 with the compton cafeteria riots, but i think we can still acknowledge that stone wall is a big deal. now, madam mayor, we both grew up in san francisco. you and i both know so many communities are under stress in san francisco with our overheated real estate market and displacement across the city. on friday you brought us out to the sunnydale housing project to focus energy and attention and light on a community that for far too long our city has shamefully ignored. at that event you announced your budget, which is your statement
of values. i want to thank you for your commitment around the housing needses all of our communities in the city and particularly the lbgq community. we talked about the extraordinary $3 million investment for the first time in transcommunity housing needs. that is a big, big deal. i want to point out and celebrate the 79 new units opening at open house this summer right now. [applause.] i know many folks in this room worked on that adding to 40 units opened two years ago. it is partially due to the work of this mayor when she was on the board of supervisors that there are queer people going in those units. thank you for that and all of your work to ensure our generations every assistance
will be able to age and remain in san francisco. i know we are just getting started. those open house units are the first. i am excited. with that we have such a fantastic group of community grand marshalls that i have the honor to introduce to you today. i will start with api equality northern california. [applause.] >> where are you? very good. api equality northern california builds queer and transgender fire to trans form the community livelihoods from scarcity to abundance through their movement building they envision a world where all queer islanders can be affirmed in bodies and communities as their full
authentic selfs. api equality northern california. one more round of applause for them. [applause.] >> for our extremely queer district two catherine stephanie who has joined us. [applause.] >> our second amazing community grangrand marshall is ms. billy cooper. she is a 60-year-old who has worked for years in h.i.v. positive community engagement. she has traveled and spoken for both communities. she is a 30 plus year survivor living with h.i.v. who works with her recovery family because she has been clean and sober for 15 years. ms. billy cooper. [applause.]
>> vince. he is a gay pacific islander, aid aids survivor who has dedicated more than 30 years to aids activism and he currently runs the program for long-term survivors at the aids foundation and co-chairs the aging work group of the long-term care council. he was executive director of regional networks and founded the pacific island aids action group and served as united nations delegate. (applause). is vera here? she is amazing. she has been encouraging people
to experiment by attending public events. by creating costumes utilizing recycled materials they help discover unique visions in free workshops. they have marched in the san francisco pride parade since 1995. entertaining the ftca and bookmobile. vera sphere. [applause.] >> last, but not least by any means, ms. donna persona. the open house video with donna is absolutely amazing. donna is an activist for transgender rights. she served on the boards of trans-march and day of
remembrance and on the main streets after the compton's coms cafeteria. she raised the first transgender flag at city hall with mayor breed. the play recreates the transgender history and including sf weeklys best of 2018, donna persona. [cheers and applause.] >> this is such a great group of grand marshalls for 2019. i am excited to watch you celebrate this month and be honored. with that happy pride again. [applause.] >> thank you so much. you are doing such amazing work. it is my honor to bring up our last speaker.
the executive director of sf pride has done amazing work with pride. we are sad that he will be leaving pride this year. he has done so much amazing work. please join me in welcoming george and thanking him for his incredible service. [applause.] >> thank you, clair, mayor breed, supervisor mandelman. i have many of our team joining us. as mayor breed mentioned, there is a lot of work to do to put this event on. these are just some of the people that help make it work. i would introduce you buy name but i only have three minutes to do my talking points. i have more board members. we have board members and staff here today. we are excited to be here to
kickoff pride month with all of you. we are really grateful for the excellent relationship that we have with the city and many of the agencies that we have to work with to pull this event off. it is true i am leaving after this year's event. i will be working with rec and park. i intend to volunteer for pride when i can and do as much work for the city as i can. the global pride movement has proven to be an effective and enduring agent for change. it is the modern movement san francisco has been the leader in the space as supervisor mandelman mentioned we had o our own rising. this is part of a trilogy, generations every assistance. laea