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there are 10 ayes. >> president walton: thank you. motion passes unanimously. please call for committee reference agenda 18-21. >> clerk: introduced for adoption without reference to committee unanimous vote is required for resolutions on first reading today. alternatively any member may require a resolution to go to committee. >> president walton: thank you. colleagues, would anyone like to sever any items? supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: i like to be added as a co-sponsor. >> president walton: indon't see any other colleagues on the roster. please call the roll for items 18-21. >> clerk: on items 18-21. [roll call vote]
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there are 10 ayes. >> president walton: the resolutions are adopted and the motions are approved unanimously. do we have any imperative agenda items? >> clerk: none to report mr. president. >> president walton: please present in the memoriam. >> clerk: on behalf of supervisor melgar for the late mrs. noreen hearingson. on behalf of supervisor peskin, late mr. arnold chin. on behalf of supervisor ronen
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for late mrs. elizabeth martinez. on behalf of supervisor stefani with supervisor peskin for the late mr. robert freeze. >> president walton: that bring us to the end of our agenda. do we have any more business for today? >> clerk: that concludes our business for today. >> president walton: two brief quotes for today as we honored the clerk and her team today. i want to say in good organizations, leaders are treated with a sense of appreciation and respected by >> s. great organizations employees are treated with the same esteem by leaders. as we close out at -- pride month. we are each one color, together we make a rainbow. meeting is adjourned.
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>> good morning. welcome to the june 22 meeting of the treasure island mobility management committee. brittany milton is our clerk. please call the roll. >> commissioner chan. absent. >> haney. >> present.
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>> mandelman. >> present. >> commissioner mar. absent. >> melgar. absent. >> commissioner peskin. absent. >> commissioner preston. >> present. >> commissioner ronen. >> present. >> commissioner safai. absent. >> commissioner stefani. >> present. >> commissioner walton. >> present. >> we have a quorum. >> thank you. i want to note that commissioner chanwas excused. will you please call the next item. >> i will make an announcement about public comment.
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public comment will be available for each item on the agenda by calling 415-655-0001. access code (187)736-6351 of the pound pound. you will be able to be a participant. when the item is call press star 3. when it is your turn to speak you will hear a message and you will be allowed two minutes to speak. calls taken in the order received. speak slowly and clear down the volume of your television or radio. item 2. chair's report. information item. >> thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, i want to thank vice-chairman delman and
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commissioner ronen for serving on this committee. we will consider adoption of employer and worker affordability programs and funding strategies. thank you for your willingness to serve. the clean ferry system we are planning with the water emergency transportation authority. following last month's approval of the multi operator transit pass. this is a m ou to bring new ferry service to the island by 2023. this will be exciting for transit users and bike lane for cyclists commuting from east bay across the bay bridge to take the ferry to san francisco. ferry service is one of the many transit services we are working to deliver. there is not possible without the support of the committee.
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i want to highlight that we are hosting virtual outreach events this week hosted by timma staff. these are meant for employers and workers to shape business affordability program. the first is tonight june 22 from 5:00 to 7:00. second one friday june 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. i look forward to hear what island employers recommend. the next meeting will be this fall. that will conclude my remarks. any public comment on the chair's report? >> there is no public comment at this time. >> public comment is closed. with that this is an information item.
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will you please call the next item. >> a tem3. executive director's report. information item. >> good morning, chair haney and commissioners. i have two quick updates today. first, capital project south gate realignment be project. is about 50% complete. progressing very well on time and within budget in a complex environment. the project is to be completed by summer next year. be advised as far as members of the public. starting july 6 through october 3 we will reconstruct the bicycle and pedestrian path connection. we will continue underneath the bridge toward the intersection and there will be aba standards. during the three months
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restriction for access beyond vista point. we will be re-opening there after. please do check for website to see about any potential detours or timelines for re-opening. the other item to update you on. the point is open. we are pleased to have amended our agreement with the toll authority and tida to ensure this venue will continue to be available for the public, and we do hope that visitors come to take advantage of the beautiful views at the top of the island. >> thank you. any public comment on this item? >> no public comment. >> public comment is closed. this is an informational item.
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madam clerk, please call next item. >> 4. approve minutes of the april 27, 2021 meeting. action item. >> any questions or comments from colleague on the minutes? tell me if there are, madam clerk. >> there are no commissioner comments. >> public comment is closed. you checked for public comment? >> no, i checked the chat for commissioners. >> is there any public comment on this item? >> there is no public comment. >> public comment is closed. i want to make a motion to move the minutes. second? >> second by president walton. >> roll call vote, please.
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>> commissioner haney. >> aye. >> commissioner mandelman. >> aye. >> commissioner mar. absent. >> commissioner melgar. >> aye. >> commissioner peskin. absent. >> preston. >> aye. >> ronen. >> aye. >> commissioner safai. absent. >> commissioner stefani. >> aye. >> commissioner walton. >> aye. >> that is seven ayes. the minutes are approved. >> will you please call next item. >> items from the timma committee. 5. amend the adopted fiscal year budget by $256,205.
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decrease expenditures by $263,640 and decrease other financing sources by $7,435. this is an action item. >> items five and 6 and 7 were recommended by the timma committee meeting. are there any questions or comments on item 5? >> no comments. >> this item was recommended by the committee we don't need a motion and second. roll call vote, please, on item 5. >> commissioner haney. >> aye. >> commissioner mandelman. >> aye. >> commissioner mar. absent. >> commissioner melgar. >> aye. >> commissioner peskin. absent. >> commissioner preston. >> aye. >> commissioner ronen. >> aye.
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>> commissioner affisee. absent. >> commissioner stefani. >> aye. >> commissioner walton. >> aye. >> there are seven ayes. the motion passes. >> please call next item. >> 6. adopt the propose will fiscal year 2021/22 annual budget and work program. action item. >> any questions or comments from colleagues on item 6? >> there are notice comments. >> roll call vote on item 6, please. >> commissioner haney. >> aye. >> commissioner mandelman. >> aye. >> commissioner mar. absent. >> commissioner melgar. >> aye.
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>> commissioner peskin. absent. >> commissioner preston. >> aye. >> commissioner ronen. >> aye. >> commissioner safai. absent. >> commissioner stefani. >> aye. >> commissioner walton. >> aye. >> there are seven ayes. the item passes final approval. >> please call the next item. >> 7. approval the memorandum of understanding between treasure island mobility management agency and water emergency transportation authority. action item. >> any questions or comments on item 7? >> no comments, chair. >> roll call vote on item 7, please. >> commissioner haney. >> aye. >> commissioner mandelman.
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>> aye. >> commissioner mar. absent. >> commissioner melgar. >> aye. >> commissioner peskin. absent. >> commissioner preston. >> aye. >> commissioner ronen. >> aye. >> commissioner safai. absent. >> commissioner stefani. >> aye. >> commissioner walton. >> aye. >> there are seven eyes. this passes final approval. >> thank you. please call next item. >> 8. introduction of new items. information item. >> any new items? >> i do not see any commissioners in the chat. >> any public comment on this
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new items? >> not if there are no items introduced. >> no public comment? >> public comment. we don't need. >> next item. >> item 9. public comment. >> there is no public comment at this time. >> public comment is closed. >> please call next item. >> item 10. adjournment. >> board members the transportation authority meeting will immediately follow this meeting. maybe madam clerk can givenstructions on when it will start. this meeting is adjourned. >> 10:00 a.m. at the regular time. turn your cameras off and audio. please stay on the meeting. >> thank you. .
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>> neighborhood in san francisco are also diverse and fascist as the people that inhabitable them we're in north beach about supervisor peskin will give us a tour and introduce is to what think of i i his favorite district 5 e 3 is in the northwest surrounded by the san francisco bay the district is the boosting chinatown oar embarcadero financial district fisherman's wharf exhibit no.
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north beach telegraph hill and part of union square. >> all of san francisco districts are remarkable i'm honored and delighted to represent really whereas with an the most intact district got chinatown, north beach fisherman's wharf russian hill and knob hill and the northwest waterfront some of the most wealthier and inning e impoverished people in san francisco obgyn siding it is ethically exists a bunch of tight-knit neighborhoods people know he each other by name a wonderful placed physically and socially to be all of the neighborhoods north beach and chinatown the i try to be out in the community as much as and i
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think, being a the cafe eating at the neighborhood lunch place people come up and talk to you, you never have time alone but really it is fun hi, i'm one the owners and is ceo of cafe trespassing in north beach many people refer to cafe trees as a the living room of north beach most of the clients are local and living up the hill come and meet with each other just the way the united states been since 1956 opposed by the grandfather a big people person people had people coming since the day we opened. >> it is of is first place on the west that that exposito 6 years ago but anyone was doing that starbuck's exists and it created a really welcoming pot.
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it is truly a legacy business but more importantly it really at the take care of their community my father from it was formally italy a fisherman and that town very rich in culture and music was a big part of it guitars and sank and combart in the evening that tradition they brought this to the cafe so many characters around here everything has incredible stories by famous folks last week the cafe that paul carr tennessee take care from the jefferson starship hung out the cafe are the famous poet lawrence william getty and jack herb man go hung out. >> they work worked at a play with the god fathers and photos
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he had his typewriter i wish i were here back there it there's a lot of moving parts the meeting spot rich in culture and artists and musicians epic people would talk with you and you'd get shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services within our neighborhoods, we help san francisco remain unique, successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> my name is ray behr. i am the owner of chief plus. it's a destination specialty foods store, and it's also a corner grocery store, as well. we call it cheese plus because
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there's a lot of additions in addition to cheese here. from fresh flowers, to wine, past a, chocolate, our dining area and espresso bar. you can have a casual meeting if you want to. it's a real community gathering place. what makes little polk unique, i think, first of all, it's a great pedestrian street. there's people out and about all day, meeting this neighbor and coming out and supporting the businesses. the businesses here are almost all exclusively independent owned small businesses. it harkens back to supporting local. polk street doesn't look like anywhere u.s.a. it has its own businesses and personality. we have clothing stores to gallerys, to personal service stores, where you can get your hsus repaired, luggage repaired.
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there's a music studio across the street. it's raily a diverse and unique offering on this really great street. i think san franciscans should shop local as much as they can because they can discover things that they may not be familiar with. again, the marketplace is changing, and, you know, you look at a screen, and you click a mouse, and you order something, and it shows up, but to have a tangible experience, to be able to come in to taste things, to see things, to smell things, all those things, it's very important that you do so.
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>> everybody, let's get into it. (singing) (singing) ♪ call him ♪ ♪ and he'll be there ♪
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♪ life is too short ♪ ♪ don't you hesitate ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him ♪ (singing) ♪ don't let your ♪ ♪ fear overcome your faith ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him right now ♪ ♪ don't you hesitate ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ let the spirit compel you ♪
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(singing) ♪ i've been lost without you lately ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ right now ♪ ♪ life is too short ♪ ♪ don't hesitate ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him now ♪
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♪ don't you let your fear ♪ ♪ overcome your faith ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ life is way too short ♪ ♪ don't you hesitate ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ call him ♪ ♪ we're gonna call him ♪ ♪ calling him ♪ ♪ falando casstill ♪ ♪ george floyd ♪ ♪ we're going to call his name ♪ ♪ don't you let your fear ♪ ♪ overcome your faith no ♪ >> how you all feel about that? san francisco, it's a pleasure to be here and especially as the first performer at the newly remodelled sound system infused
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stage in san francisco. we want to see a lot more music here for the city by the city, by us. this song is entitled "rise". ♪ what's happening little brother ♪ ♪ are you still ♪ ♪ on the corner every day ♪ ♪ you like to pay ♪ ♪ are you still getting high ♪ ♪ deeply bothered chocolate ♪ ♪ soul complexion ♪ ♪ believe we're going to ride again ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ would you tell a friend ♪ ♪ to come on in ♪ ♪♪♪
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♪ cadillac leans ♪ ♪ side to side ♪ ♪ just a reason to ride ♪ ♪ i feel it right ♪ ♪ just might hit it again ♪ ♪ open your eyes ♪ ♪ don't be surprised ♪ ♪ when we start to win ♪ ♪ whoa ♪ ♪ when we start to win ♪ ♪ it's our time ♪♪ our time ♪ ♪ oh ♪ ♪ when we start to win ♪ can i see some hands clapping in the air right now. come on. ♪ sometimes i want to feel ♪
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♪ like i'm the one in control ♪ ♪ but i know that's another illusion ♪ ♪ and take back every element of me ♪ ♪ oh-oh ♪ ♪ when i heal my mind ♪ ♪ body and soul ♪ san francisco. ♪♪♪ ♪ we're making moves ♪ ♪♪♪ >> clap your hands. come on. ♪ the cadillac lean ♪
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♪ side to side ♪ ♪ just see the ride is a reason to ride ♪ ♪ a hit of little something ♪ ♪ and i'm feeling right ♪ ♪ just might take it again ♪ ♪ open your eyes ♪ ♪ don't be surprised ♪ ♪ when we start to win ♪ ♪ whoa ♪ ♪ yes, i do ♪ ♪ you're always ♪ ♪ on my mind ♪ ♪ i want you to keep in mind ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ making moves ♪
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♪ whoa ♪ ♪ no one can make you ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ don't give up ♪ ♪ the spirit of the phoenix ♪ ♪ rise ♪ ♪ don't give up the spirit ♪ ♪ of the phoenix ♪ ♪ rise ♪ ♪ don't give up the spirit ♪ ♪ of the phoenix ♪ ♪ rise ♪ ♪ you gotta rise ♪ ♪ you know it's time to rise ♪
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♪ you know it's our time ♪ ♪ to rise ♪ ♪ always our time to rise ♪ ♪ elevate your black mind ♪ ♪ elevate your black mind ♪ ♪ it's our time to rise ♪ (applause) does that feel good out there? this is a fantastic day. juneteenth, san francisco, this is for real. yes, indeed. i am the first lead vocalist that was ever invited to perform with the sf jazz collective. and now i get a chance to be the first performer here at this newly erected stage. ♪ i was born by the river ♪ ♪ just like this ♪
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♪ i have been running ever since ♪ ♪ it's been a long ♪ ♪ long time coming ♪ ♪ but i know ♪ ♪ i know a change going to come ♪ ♪ it's been too hard living ♪ ♪ but i'm afraid to die ♪ ♪ i don't know what's up there beyond the sky ♪ ♪ it's been a long ♪ ♪ long time coming ♪ ♪ but i know ♪ ♪ yes i know ♪ ♪ a change going to come ♪ ♪ oh, yes it will ♪ ♪ i go to the movie ♪ ♪ and i go downtown ♪ and someone's always telling me ♪ ♪ boy, don't you hang around ♪ ♪ it's been a long ♪
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♪ long time coming ♪ ♪ but i know ♪ ♪ yes, i know ♪ ♪ a change gonna come ♪ ♪ it's been a long ♪ ♪ time coming ♪ ♪ but we know ♪ ♪ yes we know ♪ what do we know? what do we know? ♪ that a change gonna come ♪ amen belongs right there as my mother would say. this is the real thing we're doing right now. this song is called no one is going to love you more than me. and it goes a little something like this here. you want to get up and dance? huh? come on. ♪♪♪
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♪♪♪ ♪ no one would love you more ♪ ♪ than me ♪ ♪ you can ask the whole world ♪ ♪ surely they won't agree ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ all i know ♪ ♪ is no one ♪ ♪ gonna love you ♪ ♪ more than me ♪ ♪♪♪
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♪ she was younger ♪ ♪ but now she grown ♪ ♪ my feelings for this girl ♪ ♪ strong ♪ ♪ my heart is torn ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ all i know ♪ ♪ is no one ♪ ♪ can love you more ♪ ♪ than me ♪ ♪ you can ask the whole world ♪ ♪ i'm sure they would agree ♪ ♪ you all you got to do ♪ ♪ is imagine me ♪ ♪ all i know ♪ is no one will love you more ♪ ♪ than me ♪ ♪ nobody loves you more ♪
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♪ than me ♪ ♪ nobody loves you more than me ♪ ♪ nobody ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ nobody will love you ♪ ♪ more than me ♪ ♪ you can ask the whole world ♪ ♪ i'm sure they'd all agree ♪ ♪ you don't have to worry ♪ ♪ if you ever have a need ♪
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♪ all you have to do is call me ♪ ♪ all i know is no one ♪ ♪ will love you more than me ♪ ♪ no one will love you ♪ ♪ more than me ♪ ♪ you can ask the whole world ♪ ♪ i'm sure they would agree ♪ ♪ you don't have to worry ♪ ♪ if you ever need ♪ ♪ all i know is no one ♪ ♪ will love you more than me ♪ ♪ nobody loves you more ♪ ♪ than me ♪ ♪ nobody baby ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ nobody loves you more ♪ ♪ nobody loves you more ♪
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♪ nobody loves you more ♪ ♪ loves you more than me ♪ ♪ nobody loves you more ♪ ♪ nobody wants you more ♪ ♪ than me ♪ ♪ nobody baby ♪ ♪ nobody baby ♪ (applause) >> thank you. this is new music that's coming out this year. i'll be performing throughout the summer and into the fall. how about an oldie but a goody? huh? october 17th i'm going to do a tribute to marvin gay at the sf jazz. do you know the song?
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just sing along. ♪♪♪ ♪ brother, brother, brother ♪ ♪ there's far too many of us crying ♪ ♪ find a way ♪ ♪ to bring happiness ♪ ♪ to each day ♪ ♪ oh brother, brother ♪ ♪ there's no need ♪ ♪ whoa ♪ ♪ not the answer ♪ ♪ you know ♪ ♪ we've got to find a way ♪
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♪ what's going on ♪ ♪ hey, hey ♪ ♪ what's going on ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ tell me what's going on ♪ ♪♪♪
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♪♪♪ (singing) ♪ what's going on ♪ ♪ hey ♪ ♪ what's going on ♪ ♪ what is going ♪ ♪ going on ♪
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♪ what's going on ♪ ♪ what's going ♪ ♪ going on ♪ ♪ what's going on ♪ ♪ what's going on ♪ ♪ what's going on ♪ (applause) >> what's happening brother. what's going on san francisco? put them hands up. we're going to pick it up today.
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what's going on. are you loving yourself hard enough? are you putting good nutrition into your body, mind and soul often enough? keep in mind, your diet, all the things we read, see and hear every day. look at yourself and ask what's going on. thank you. i want to share this song from the heart. the warmth of other suns. it goes like this... ♪♪♪ ♪ fear and exhaustion from ♪ ♪ having to hide who we are ♪ ♪ pretending ♪ ♪ that regrets will make you stronger ♪
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♪ from black pain ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ the -- ♪ maybe we'll find our light ♪ ♪ in the warmth of other suns ♪ ♪ the warmth of other suns ♪ ♪ in the warmth of other suns ♪ ♪ maybe we'll reach out ♪ ♪ in the warmth of other suns ♪ ♪ the warmth of other suns ♪ ♪ in the warmth of other suns ♪
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♪ rid the world ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ i just want to be free ♪ ♪ we suffer from black pain ♪ ♪ for white gain ♪ ♪ you don't consider ♪ ♪ all the work we have been through ♪ ♪♪♪
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♪ the warmth of other suns ♪ ♪ maybe we'll reach our height ♪ ♪ in the warmth of other suns ♪ ♪ in the warmth of other suns ♪ ♪ in the warmth of other suns ♪ ♪ in the warmth of other suns ♪ ♪ maybe we'll reach our height ♪ ♪ in the warmth of other suns ♪ ♪ the warmth of other suns ♪ my name is martin luther mccoy and this has been an honor but we have an excellent program.
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you're going to see the hard work in the back. it's a beautiful day. i'll see you all in the warmth of another sun. ♪♪♪ >> come on, let's give it up for martin luther mccoy. thank you for coming. you look fabulous. do you feel fabulous? you feeling fabulous? i'm here to demand a ministry of reparations. i want a ministry of reparations now that we have a national holiday. okay? i want to get paid, baby. i want to get paid as a daughter, a granddaughter of a slave who built this country for
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nothing. for nothing. i want to get paid. but before we get paid, we have to really, really thank the native people, the native people on their homelands. give it up. as stewards we recognize their duty to honor them and interpretation of ancestry lands. they were all here before we got here. and as uninvited guests, return
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their lands. this is an amazing day. there's somebody looking down and smiling, somebody who died who is black, blue, pink, yellow people. you all right? i'll get wild. i will show up and show out. i want to thank mayor london breed for inviting me to do this and all of you for kicking off this juneteenth weekend here in long beach park. but you know it's nice they're giving up the national holiday, you know, don't ask, don't tell. you know what i'm saying? we can't teach our children about the history in this country of what all this means.
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we're so happy you can join us for the opening of monumental -- consider this afternoon a monumental reckoning and we have dana king who will break it down to us a little later. an extraordinary artist, sharing her extraordinary art installation that honors the history and resilience of black americans. we ain't going nowhere. we built this country for nothing and still we grin better than anybody. monumental reckonings will reside in the park for at least two years. if somebody you know and love doesn't see it today, make sure they see it before it goes away. it will allow me to commune with an ancestors and the black
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experience. we built the white house you all for nothing. i want my acres and a mule god damn it. and what better time to open this show this juneteenth, celebration of our culture and acknowledgement of the struggle that continues today and as of just yesterday, a federal holiday. but before we introduce our poet laurent, give it up again for martin luther mccoy and we're bringing on san francisco's ace poet laurent. where you at tongo? he's so gorgeous. i'm an old woman. i can't take this, okay?
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this is tongo. hello darling. thank you for being here. >> thank you. i talk facing away from the dead. they replace me with the change in my pocket. a penny yet to be invented, you have to know how to cut a throat on the way to cutting a throat. after sleeping on a mattress, made from two garbage bags of clothes, i became content with the small gestures of planation fires. i realized how weird the universe was, so many things interrupt me while trying to
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dream like your correspondence lawyer. i have 20 books next to a bullet like an old man giving advice before a revolution. explored what is there and found no brain washing, i found africa lord. i have a future, it takes place in the south, modern militancy, i'll walk on a missile for food. i'll be tired face to face with the country. old verse bringing multiculturalism replace me with a chest cavity. stories of travel through other people's stories, my mother remembers africa lord. she killed on behalf of you lord. i wore a machete all winter and nobody asked what it meant. i read 1,000 books in front of the world. watch people play for post
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working surfaces and recreations of a governor's desk, find the bureaucrat and some white people scare easier, fantasizing through the art of the poor, trendy lashes locked before god. i hand over my friends lord. lord, i think i'm going to die in the war. like a blue song with no spiritual effect, apartheid white people who give birth to mathematicians, a sunday trip to church, a river mistake for a talking river. violence and drug use made in the image of god of white abolitionists. chemical assurances they were switched from black worker to white worker. in the same way i think about my
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childhood. fox hole friday nights. committee points out a plan to a priest. cotton king voluntary. thinking about reassuring the masses we can figure out our fathers later priest reads it before breaking his parallel, i have never before a poet before. little brother watches big brother friends, they leave rifles on walls. it's a simple matter, this revolution thing, to write a poem for god. (applause) >> thank you. thank you so much tongo. we have the baddest ass poets in
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the land. give it up again for tongo. martha graham, the great choreographer says people from california believe everything is possible. here we is. here we is. and i wanted to also call this day a festival of bad ass women. we've got some bad ass women up in here. okay? and the next one, my sister, my sister, she is a champion for the black community for san francisco and for the arts. she was raised by her grandmother in the fillmore where the yearly juneteenth festival was a highlight of her childhood. she would go on to be the executive director of the african american art and
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cultural complex in the western edition before entering a life of public service. okay? and today, this woman, she is the 45th mayor of san francisco and the first as she's the first african american mayor in the city's history. everybody put your hands together for london breed. i am scared of you. hi miss mayor. it is wonderful to be here. thank you for having me. ladies and gentlemen. and let's give it up for tongo. >> martin luther, thank you so much for opening up today. what a beautiful day. and i just have to take a moment to pause.
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we're seeing so many beautiful faces without masks. we have been really through a very challenging time, one that we never anticipated. i want to start by thanking park and rec and the director of park and rec phil ginsburg. we were supposed to celebrate the golden gate park last year. a lot went into making it is what it is right now. sounds and equipment things we may not see. and i want to thank for the work and fundraising done to make this amazing. so martin luther got the first opportunity to perform and it feels good. we're going to see more activities and events here in golden gate park.
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but today is so special. i get emotional every time i think about how far we have come as african americans. yes, there are challenges. and those challenges will continue to persist as long as we sit to the side and don't work and fight to do what is necessary. to change the lives of what's happening all over the country. not just here in san francisco. today we celebrate that milestone. now, black people, we always celebrated juneteenth as a holiday. amen? so now, finally, people understand the significance of what this means for us. my grandmother, who wasn't far removed from slavery, worked as a share cropper with her family in texas. migrated to san francisco. and in fact, in 1951, that was
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when the first juneteenth parade took place. dr. wesley johnson junior, the owner of texas playhouse. in the fill-mo held the first event there, walked down the streets of fillmore on horseback. willy brown was a part of that group. so many of our ancestors decided on that day we're going to step out proud of who we are and what we represent as black people. juneteenth is so much more than what we see in the celebrations and festivities. it's freedom. it's a new day. it's a welcomed opportunity for us to grow and to thrive and remember of course our history and to learn from that history.
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to learn now more than ever how we don't want to continue to see the next generation grow up and repeat that history. we have work to do. and today we celebrate. we celebrate juneteenth as a national holiday and in fact, yesterday, i signed declaration making it an official holiday in the city and county of san francisco. because i gave all city employees the day off, they all left and didn't show up for work today but that's okay. what i appreciate about so many people, they said i want to take this day to learn more about juneteenth. i want to take this day to serve and to honor the ancestors. dana king and this exhibit monumental reckoning is about
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honoring those ancestors. it's about the 350 original slaves who were brought to this country by force. just imagine that. now, we know dana is going to talk about the exhibit a little later. i couldn't stop thinking about the experiences of black people brought over in chains on top of one another. we can never forget the pain and the suffering. and today as we celebrate juneteenth, i know, i know without a doubt that i stand on their shoulders. i stand on their shoulders and
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the only reason why we're able to celebrate such an incredible milestone in history has everything to do with their sacrifice. i will never forget their sacrifice. i will never forget the sacrifice of my grandmother. i will never forget the sacrifice of our ancestors. so when we pour liebations to call their name, we honor them and make sure we don't forget them but we bring their presence to the surface. this event, this exhibit is so much more to us. it means a rewakening, a renewal of our commitment to reinforce the need to make sure that we honor our history. we honor the struggle. we do the work to make it better for future generations to come. thank you all so much for
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joining us here today. let's celebrate! >> again for the mayor, come on, we've got some bad ass brainy black women up in here. okay? before we go any further, let's reiterate and thank our city partners and civic leaders here tonight, thank london breed and rec and park general manager and his staff. they keep the park together. the park commission and president. director of cultural affairs.
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arts commission and president. and former acting director of cultural affairs. denise, are you here? i love her. i hadn't seen her. okay. everybody having fun? we still have part of this to do. and additionally, thanks go to these participants who aluminate the monumental reckoning team. is the lieutenant governor here? okay. i just want to thank you for being here. all right. so we're going to move right along now. i'm an artist, i am just so glad
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to be up here introducing an artist, a black woman, a visual artist. she sounds scary to me, i love her already. we're going to meet dana king. (applause) dana king, who -- let me see now. dana will talk about -- i can read, i just have to find out which one of these papers this thing is on. all right, dana reveals common threads and shared values and experiences and aspiration and likes to deal with sculpture and knows it helps those alive today compare and contrast their worlds with that of social pioneers. call on them you all, social
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pioneers whose commitment to excellence helped create modern society. that is where we are right now, is it not? please, i'm going to ask you all to bow down. bow down, please welcome dana king. dana, where are you girl? dana. (applause) thank you so much for your work. thank you, thank you, thank you. she's an angel, check it out. i'm scared. >> thank you. how are you? you good? i'm seeing my people out here. it's like a family reunion today. doesn't it feel like that?
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a family reunion. thank you, thank you for being here. you know down stairs in the basement of this building and there is a pile of roots sitting there. i don't know if they were pushing us through the concrete or why they were there. but they were collected in a corner. it made me think that african descendants had our roots cut. most of us don't know where we come from, we don't know who our people are. being here, we've been forced to build our own families and create our own environment and our own histories.
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but we have deep history. that has come with us, though we may not know all the stories. monumental reckoning is a gift back to the ancestors to let them know that though we may not know we love them. we love them, we honor them in everything we do. and we have never forgotten them. never. there were hands that touched monumental reckoning. part of a new family of friends for me.
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12 women who helped make the ancestors we're about to see. and i would love for them who are here to please stand up as i call out your names. i don't want to miss anybody. i did write it down on my notepad. (reading names)
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i wanted you to hear those names. we were african descendants who built these ancestors, philippine, chinese, italian american, mexican american, did i miss anybody? we are all family. all family. i doubt very seriously that our ancestors would want us to buy
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in to the division and separation that has been put upon us from oppression. monumental reckoning is about the truth of american history. the truth. and that truth is hard. and that truth is painful. and that truth is ugly. but unless we acknowledge it, it will continue to kill us. we weren't taught our history. i'm a product of public education, all the way through college. i learned last year that francis scott keys was a horrible human being. not only did he own other human
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beings, he used his power and his prestige and access to double down on legislation that kept us enslaved for generations. he sponsored his brother-in-law to become a supreme court justice who wrote the dread scott decision and says african americans can never be citizens. so he was fully invested in the business of slavery. monumental reckoning is the first 350 ancestors who came over here on the first boatload of slavery. the business of slavery. when they arrived in 1619, there were 21 on the boat.
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we will honor the 350 who were stolen from their people and their land, never to return. when something is a first of that magnitude, it would be the same as if we were sucked up into a space ship and taken to mars. they had no idea what was to befall them and what befell them was terror. my hope for this installation is that you come and commune with the ancestors and listen to them. they have something to say and they have something to do. they will stand here for two
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years in the space of justice. and in judgment. i hope that you join them and that you bring your written words and recite your poetry and sing your songs and dance with them. i also hope that you take the time to recognize that the space that they have created around a man who wanted them all dead is a safe space. it's a safe space to speak to people who don't look like you and share your stories and let
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them share theirs. if we don't talk to one another, this country will continue to be hateful. it will continue to harm. and there will be no way out. we are the answer. we are the answer. (applause) we are our ancestors wildest dreams. wildest dreams every day. and it's a responsibility to be that. but it is the least we can give them. the least we can give back to our ancestors is to put forward kindness and love.
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and stand for justice for our people and all people. systems of oppression have existed in this country since our people were brought here. they exist in healthcare and they exist in banking and food insecurity and corporate america. and criminal justice. we need a reckoning in the systems of oppression, right? (applause) we also need a reckoning within ourselves.
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yes, we do. so monumental reckoning stands to do all of that and to support us in our efforts, to become whole. to cast aside our bigotry, our hate, our divisiveness and join. join together as human beings. our people were not seen as human beings. today we're going to see them in monumental reckoning. i hope that they stand as a reminder of your personal stories and the stories of everyone here. i hope you see yourself in monumental reckoning. i hope to see people in
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monumental reckoning and i hope you see other people in monumental reckoning. this journey began with the -- from the mayor of the city. mayor london breed. when we brought this to her, she said yes. phil ginsburg, your yes has been extraordinary. it's a federal holiday and his people were here, apprentices in the program that teaches them horticulture and they have been helping us for four days. (applause)
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ralph remington, our new director of cultural affairs for the san francisco art division. your yes is the beginning of a reckoning within our system. i'm so grateful you said yes. thank you. (applause) it's pretty exciting today and i have some other work to do. i put a bowl here. i've got all this hair, i can't really see. monumental reckoning is bigger than all of us. and i'm not speaking of the ancestors here. i'm talking about a reckoning in this country. it's time. the time is now. the place that it begins for us
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is here. (applause) i'm a different person than i was before i got a call from a man named ben davis who asked me if i would be interested in talking about doing art here in this space. i never thought that -- i won't say that we didn't really get here. i knew once we got on the path we would get here. but i want to thank you for your vision, your creative vision which has provided so much beauty and awe and joy for the people of san francisco from the bay bridge lights to the pink triangle to grace cathedral
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being lit up, to the beautiful conservetory of flowers. thank you. thank you for letting me do what i do and giving me the space of your grace to do my work. i'm grateful. i'm grateful. i'm full of love. i'm so full and i'm so grateful you are all here to bring in the ancestors. thank you. thank you so much. (applause) >> we love you dana! >> i love you miss blue. we're a tiny team, tiny but
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mighty. (reading names) thank you. thank you. i mentioned january 31st. we started a conversation february 1st. the ancestors were built -- i forgot three people. i have to stop right now. i need to acknowledge alex nolen and john woolworth. rachel arambola. are you here?
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yes? i heard it. they agreed to do it in seven weeks. it then went to an incredible neighbor named alonso. is he here? and his business partner ryan. they painted the ancestors. and then the 12 women that i introduced you to, including
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rachel, we finished the ancestors. seven weeks time. (applause) we are going to go see the ancestors. are you ready? i'm going to ring this beautiful instrument four times. every ring of this gong, this beautiful bowl represents 100 years of slavery. and after i ring that, we're going to ask the elders if we
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can proceed. we have elders waiting down at monumental reckoning. and i'm seeing their support. the elders have given their approval for us to proceed. we will sing as we march down, lift every voice and sing. and if you don't know, look it up on your phone. there we go. we have -- we have it on paper. i hope you received it. there it is. i'm guessing you all know the song though. it's the black national anthem. and it is a song of liberty and justice and it is an uplifting song of inclusion. and it's much different than the
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song written by the man with the song of war and killing. a song that asks the enslaved be put to their graves. we intend to bring a new anthem. lift every voice and sing for america. shall we? all right. we will then be led in the procession and pray on the ancestors with my pastor from heart and soul center of life and the choir from heart and soul center of life and choir of grace cathedral is in the house. if you can't sing, stand by them.
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that one didn't count.
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(singing) port today
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i'm san francisco mayor london breed and i'm so excited to be here at the port today. we were just here celebrating
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juneteenth. every weekend there are some incredible markets and it was so crowded. the waterfront was alive and well. and, in fact, last weekend i think it was, these days go by so fast, i was at the giants game celebrating with roscoe. a full -- almost a full house, but it was amazing. amazing to see the waterfront active, to see it alive, to see the excitement and now we have a couple other things to add to our re-opening efforts. in fact, ferry service started today. additional ferry service around the bay area. and, we also have opening this weekend the exploretorium and for tours the s.s. brian.
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and we even have more common includes fireworks on the northern waterfront for the 4th of july. and, finally, to top it all off as we get ready to re-open our city, it just wouldn't be the same unless we had fleet week returning in october. so a number of incredible milestones. a lot of great activities. san francisco has been through so much this past 15 months and i want to take this opportunity as i always do to really thank the people of the city for complying with the very challenging orders to shelter-in-place to wear a mask, to get vaccinated. over 82% of san franciscans have been vaccinated and we just saw the announcement from
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the cdc that people were vaccinated don't necessarily need to wear a mask, however, we know there are still a lot of people that are not vaccinated and just because san francisco is doing a great job, doesn't mean there are others out there that aren't. we want to ask you because the cdc talked about today the variants and how the vaccine protects you from the variants and those who are vaccinated and we don't want to go backwards. we don't want to go back to that place where we're shutting our city down. i hope we don't have to go back to that place. in the meantime, it's so important that we enjoy our city. we enjoy all these great attractions. we support one another, we have a great time. and what i've also consistently said, it is so important that when you are out in the streets now that our city is re-open that you keep a smile on your face because, right now, this is a privilege. and we have to remember, we
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were on lockdown for over 15 months in san francisco in the bay area and other parts of the country and so how much do we really appreciate being out here, being able to see faces without masks, being able to enjoy this cloudy, beautiful san francisco day. i will tell you that i am showing up to everything i'm invited to if i'm available. i've been to baby showers already, and birthday parties and other activities. openings. block parties. i even crashed a block party before when i was just driving by. i said you know what, i'm going to say hi to a couple of neighbors because it feels good to see people again. because it feels good to be out again. keep that same positive spirit as we re-open and as activities begin and as folks are out doing and eating and drinking and being merry and having a
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good time because san francisco's coming back and we've got a lot of making up to do with the activities that we want to do that we missed out on the past year. thank you all so much for being here. enjoy the waterfront this weekend and some great activities and at this point, i want to introduce the director of the port of san francisco, elaine forbes. [applause] >> welcome everyone. i have a smile on my face. it's great to see everyone here at the waterfront not wearing a mask. we're welcoming back 4th of july fireworks and fleet week. two cornerstone events for the waterfront. today we're celebrating the re-opening of the exploretorium and the s.s. jeremiah. increased ferry service starts today with 30% more ferries
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running. the ferries are here to enjoy the beautiful bay while commuting or just having some fun. next month, we have the return of cable cars and meanwhile we have the f-line running up and down the embarcadero. summer on the waterfront is here. there are so many adventures to be had. the port is proud to be home to really an amazing seven and a half miles of bayside waterfront in the city. our water front includes peer 39, fisherman's wharf, and amazing parks and opens and heron's head park in the southern waterfront and more than 10 installations of public art. i want to thank our mayor, mayor breed for her incredible support of this waterfront and bringing back events like the 4th of july and fleet week. and of course, for her stellar leadership in navigating the pandemic and getting us safely to today as she re-opens and
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oversees the comeback of our city. the port welcomes more than 24 million visitors a year. economic activity here supports $4 billion in economic annual output for the city and more than 16,000 jobs. that is why we're excited to welcome back cruises this fall which brings about 300,000 visitors to the waterfront each year. our cruises will follow the cdc guidelines and we'll have vaccinated passengers and crews and we're expecting our first cruise ship in september. this fall, we're partnering with small businesses and local artists. we want to show case our local talent and create tailor made experiences for fun and enjoyment. from crane cove park to pier 29, activities draw people to the waterfront supporting
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economic recorpse. these will happen as we welcome cruises, cable cars, fleet week, and hopefully a giants playoff season. thank you all for coming out today supporting our waterfront, a prosperous waterfront is a prosperous city. we welcome you to come down and enjoy some of the world's best views, best food, and best experiences. and now, please join me in welcoming phoebe white. this museum brings hundreds and hundreds of children and adults to our water front for learning fun. following phoebe white, we'll hear from louis lovan and rear admiral wayne bays. thank you so much for being here today. [applause]
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>> thank you, elaine, and thank you, madam mayor, for your remarks today and more importantly for your leadership. we're so proud to be part of the san francisco community. i'm absolutely thrilled to see the progress we have made against the pandemic. it's an absolute honor to be here today and with our colleagues and neighbors on the waterfront of this wonderful city. i am delighted to share and you already know that after 15 months of closure, the exploretorium opened today. it is wonderful to see our community re-opening fully and to be part of the collective energy that is reemerging and gaining momentum in the bay
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area. i would also like to personally take the opportunity to thank elaine forbes and the port for their support and partnership since we first moved to the waterfront in 2013 the exploratorium is a learning organization. we as a community have also learning and experienced more directly than ever the critical role that science plays in all of our lives. whether it's the science behind the pandemic or vaccines or climate change or the role of technology in our lives today. some of the defining issues of our time have all highlighted how important it is for everyone to engage in topics of science. our vision is a world where people think for themselves and can confidently ask questions, questions answered and
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understand the world around them. at the exploretor yum and explore topics of science and ways that work for them. we don't tell people what to think, where to go, what to do. there are no right or wrong answers when you're exploring and learning. so come on down. go online, purchase tickets
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yes, we're managing capacity and we honor all e.b.t. and museums for all card holders at the door but most of all, have fun. thank you madam mayor for the privilege of speaking today and i'd like to introduce louis lovan executive director of san francisco fleet week. thank you. >> let me take off my super cool san francisco fleet week mask. thank you very much, phoebe. by the way the exploratorium rocks. do you guys still have the tactile dome? okay. that's the thing to do. it's true, we have all these events that are going to take place out on the waterfront.
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i have commander of strike group 3. admiral bays' assets are what will be coming up to san francisco and he'll talk to you about that. i'm very excited to bring back the live fleet week events including the fleet week air show presented by united. if you don't know it, you'll know when it arrives. it comes big and loud and it's a wonderful thing to do down on the marina green throughout the city and the bay. most of our events are outdoors. we'll have neighborhood concerts. the parade of ships, of course. and a number of other things that you can find out about by looking at our website or follow us@fleetweeksf. get the up to date information. right now, it's a full complement of fleet week events and, with that, i'm going to
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introduce admiral bays. >> wow. what a pleasure it is to be out here live in person without a mask on. thank you, mayor, for including me in today. yes, admiral wayne bays. i'm honored and excited to be with you today on behalf of your navy corps and coast guard team. as you all know, we could not do a fleet week in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. but i'm really happy to say we're going to bring service members from the navy, marine corps and coast guard to be here with you in person for fleet week 2021 to celebrate the strong, long-lasting bonds that exist between the military and this community which is a wonderful place. we're bringing ships, we're bringing aircraft, we're bringing equipment. we're going to bring the navy blue angels. i'm going to bring bands from the navy and marine corps. but the best thing we're going
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to bring -- yeah, that's okay. bring the hands. but the best thing we're going to bring is young sailors and marines and coast guard men and women to be part of this city and to meet you. [applause] yeah. so the last 15 months, we couldn't get out and about. but because of the change conditions, i want these sailors and coast guard men and women to come outlet amongst the community and meet you in person. i was here last time in 2014 when u.s.s commissioned. you're going to be as proud of them as i am. now, fleet week is fun, but it's not just all about a port call. we also do training while we're here. we take advantage of all these ships and equipment and people getting together and we work to do training on things like disaster recovery efforts with
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local experts here. so i'm talking about emergency management, police, fire and medical professionals and other recovery people. this is about practicing our skill sets so that during times of emergencies or crisis, the military can support military authority its effectively and efficiently. it's really important training i think when you look back at the pandemic, it kind of puts an accent on the importance of that continued effort. so we cannot be with you in person in 2020, but i do believe that absence makes the heart grow fonder. so we're super energized to bring everything we've got to make this the best fleet week possible in 2021. i thank you so much for the hospitality of this city. i look forward to meeting you all and my wife and i sincerely thank you if from the bottom of our hearts for celebrating our men and women that serve the military on behalf of this great nation. thank you so much and i hope to meet everybody in october.
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>> thank you, admiral bays and we really appreciate having you here and just touching a little bit about fleet week and our plans around emergency preparedness and our director of the department of emergency management is here. mary ellen carol. thank you so much for being here. she did an incredible job leading the efforts around covid here in san francisco. and so we will definitely take full advantage of the opportunity during fleet week to make sure that our emergency personnel are working with federal officials to take advantage of the opportunities to train, to learn, to grow, and to be prepared for any situation for each and every one of you. when i look out into the waterfront and this area, again, i tell you all to keep a smile on your face.
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when this waterfront had the freeway before the '89 earthquake. and i remember when i was at galleleo high school. they would fly over at practice when we were out at lunch. it was incredible to have these planes fly directly over our schools and i think about those times and i think about where we are now as a city today. we've experienced challenging times before, but like this beautiful waterfront that's now open with no freeway in sight and if you didn't know about the history, and you probably would never imagine how our freeway could block such a beautiful place. san francisco is a beautiful place and we celebrate our history and our diversity, but more importantly, as we come out of this pandemic, we
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celebrate our resilience to survive another situation that could have knocked us down. it set us back just a tad bit and as a result of that, we're coming back stronger. the phoenix will rise again. san francisco is rising again as we begin to re-open and having these incredible spaces, all these wonderful activities along our waterfront is going to make re-opening so much better. so i hope you will take advantage of these great opportunities to enjoy san francisco, to welcome your friends and family members from around the world, an the united states, around the bay area. there will continue to be activities and always great food and wonderful views that will just continue to put a smile on your face. so thank you all so much for being here and thank you all for helping us get through this pandemic. san francisco is back. thank you. [applause]
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>> vice president willie adams. commissioner john burton. >> aye. >> a commissioner belding. >> a present. >> commissioner woo ho. >> here. >> item two is approval of minutes for the may 25, 2021 port commission meeting. >> so moved. >> second. >> we have a motion and a second. clerk, please have a roll call vote. [roll call vote] >> president bermejo. >> vice president adams. commissioner burton. >> commissioner gilman. >> yes. >> commissioner wu ho. >> yes. item 3 is public comment on executive session. >> thank you. >> we will open up public commen a