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tv   [untitled]    January 16, 2012 7:01pm-7:31pm PST

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♪ [applause] >> de want to sit down? that is perfectly all right. -- do you want to sit down? let me called this meeting to order. it is the occasion when the mayor of san francisco is to take the oath of office. i believe this is probably the
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first major who has had all the other living mayor's as the 16 county of san francisco president for this swearing in. [laughter] but i do not take it personally. i did not even notice it. [laughter] of course, i should identify them quickly. to my left, she will be on later on in the program, but we will start with dianne feinstein, the only woman who was ever held the mayorship of the city of san francisco. united states senator. [applause] start with the man who most recently left this job and went on to become the lieutenant governor of california, gavin
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newsom. [applause] frank jordan, former mayor frank jordan, former police chief of the city of san francisco. [applause] and my colleague from the legislative years and mayor of sanford says go, are new and tho san francisco. [applause] now that the stage is set, it is time clearly for prayer. reverend james, please come and give us the invocation. >> the per i offer todrayer i os on behalf of the more than 800
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organizations in the city of county of san francisco. many of the agencies have served the people of san francisco for over 100 years. let us pray. got we come to you and prayer for our mayor, and when we. edwin lee. -- god, we come to you in prayer. as he renews his commitment to serve as our mayor, we ask you renewal his zeal for public service. grant him good health. give him the gift of patients, care for all people, but above all, the gift of wisdom here that surround his occupation with men and women dedicated to public service. fill him with your love so that he is not afraid. for as the scripture says, but
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perfect love cast out of fear. finally, we pray for ourselves as citizens of the city we love it. drive from us and our elected officials all cynicism and slavish ideology. in your mercy grant us just and honest, rep. all men. -- and honest government. -- amen. >> please welcome the color guard in the san francisco girls chorus. -- and the san francisco girls chorus. where are they? [laughter] [laughter] [applause]
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>> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and into the republic, for which it stands, one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
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♪ [chorus singing]
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[chorus singing] [chorus singing "star spangled
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banner"] [applause]
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forward. halt. forward march. [applause]
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>> you may be seated. i moved a little bit ahead of schedule by introducing all of you. i was supposed to do that at the end of that. and understand if you have been in my position, i would have wanted you to introduce me first. in [laughter] you understand why that happens, mr. mayor. ibm, of course, delighted to
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have so many of my yearayor le' good friends from throughout san francisco and the bay area and the country. mayor lee had some special things he really wanted done on this occasion, and the girl's chorus was one of them, and the boys' chorus would be another of the special activities that he would like to see occur. his emphasis is obviously on including everyone in the city, so from early morning to day until the present time and on through another part of the day there will be various cultural organizations and groups all on the performance arts side who were participating on the state of inauguration of our city. at this time, we would like very
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much for the boys' chorus to appear and do one of the favorite tunes that this mayor likes, other than what m. c. hammer does with "too legit to quit." san francisco boys chorus, " america the beautiful." ♪ [boys chorus singing "america the beautiful"]
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♪ [boys chorus singing "america the beautiful"]
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♪ [applause]
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>> the boys' chorus and san francisco has traveled all over the world what individual mayor's representing the city. bogirl's chorus has done the same thing. boys' chorus happens to be my favorite because some of the young voices are scholars from the willie brown institute. we sponsor them, because we are looking for the next m. c. hammer. [laughter] mr. mayor, you are indeed blessed. you have attracted a crowd like
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know whether inside city hall. people from the national level are here. i should probably go on with a program that martha has put together. i should identify some of them with your permission, because when you speak you should know who is here to listen. because when you're born to make a pitch for high-speed rail -- [laughter] you start with the minority leader, nancy pelosi and paul pelosi, who is here. [applause] my colleague and seatmate from the legislature, all of my votes were cast by advice seatmate, congress woman jackie spear. [applause] i will have to pay for that one much later on, but i have the
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microphone. and [laughter] mr. mayor, there are some of your mayor colleagues that are here, and i have been told -- i saw two of them last night. the president of the u.s. conference of mayors, the organization that you're very much a part of nationwide, the most powerful voice for local government in america, that is the president, mayor antonio of los angeles, california. [applause] and the mayor that are really have an affinity for and relationship with, because i look to great things as his future unfolds, the mayor of atlanta, georgia, christine reed. [applause]
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the mayor of oakland, calif., a former colleague of yours from the old school days when you live in oakland, before i convinced you to moves. . [laughter] mayor jean quam. [applause] from state offices in this state, the former district attorney of the county for san francisco and the attorney general of the state of california, the hon. carmela harris. and [applause] the insurance commissioner for the state of california, the hon. david jones. [applause]
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and your state senator in the state of california, mark little. an[applause] his colleague, state senator at leland neyeat. [applause] member of the california state assembly, fiona ma. [applause] and a majority of your board of supervisors are here, which is a good thing. [laughter] the president of the board, david chiu. [applause] the rev. of the board, sean elsbernd. [applause] and the three women that are
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always undying loyalty you in support almost everything you'd do, and i will introduce the three of them together -- jane kim, leah komen and carmen chu. [applause] mark farrell. [applause] scott wiener, member of the board of supervisors. [applause] eric mar, a member of the board of supervisors. david campos, a member of the board of supervisors. [applause] you have some other city officials who are here. you have, of course, the man who takes all of our money, the treasurer, jose camos. [applause]
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campos would like to be there one of these days. i am so focused on campos, he owes me one. [laughter] the public defender, the man who he looked to -- you look to it you got arrested and are broke. -- if you got arrested and are broke. [applause] and the city attorney dennis herrera. [applause] and the man who supplies most of jefferies client' client becauss -- because he insists on are arresting and prosecuting people. [applause]
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and then of course there are members of your school board who are here with what jerry brown is doing to them in sacramento on the budget side they certainly will be coming to your door quite often for assistance, so they are here. president of that board -- actually works for you, i do mendozmendoza. [applause] there are other school board members whose name i will get in a minute. then there are as the remainder of the official family of san francisco, and before i goethe to those official members, however, i think i should identify some of your real
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friends. you are identified now is the high-tech mayor in the country. every high-tech organization is looking forward to doing something in san francisco. the other day i saw a newspaper that 400,000 square feet had been acquired for 18 years by and is the second step and justifying your title in that role. i think that should be appropriately and knowledge, and people like ron conway to work here as part of that effort. and of course of your own chinese chamber of commerce incidently involved over there to my right. and [applause] sending notes. did she send us notes? all right.
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and i suspect that. there are other people that will be introduced, but diane is on the schedule, which she has ever one else on a time schedule, and i am already passed the time. i am about to ppresent to you so there can be a formal swearing-in, and then i will come back and finish up with the introductions. it is important to do that, because they came to be introduced. and [laughter] so with that, let me ask the senior u.s. senator, former mayor city and county of san francisco and also force in the public decision making of this nation like canada it for reelection, dianne feinstein. [applause] thank you.
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and >> thank you. just a word if i might. for me, this is a time of hope and opportunity. i was sitting here, and some of it was bittersweet. i was thinking back to november 22, 1978, when i took my first oath of office as acting mayor in the mayor's office. then 1980 when i took my first oak of office 32 years ago as duly elected. i was thinking about those times and how sensitive this city can be, and how much we need to work as a team, and there is someone i would like to introduce to you from those days, and she is a wonderful woman, mrs. jean a moscogina mo. [applause]
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now mr. mayor, i would ask that you would join me at the podium right over here, and anita, tanya, a aurianbrianna, if you s well. mr. mayor, if you would read your -- raise your right hand and put your left hand on the bible and repeat after me. i, edwin lee, do solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states and the constitutof