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your dreams gonna be sky high you're gonna fly really high and you're gonna reach the city skies and everything's gonna be really fine it's and you might have been thrown down in a bin and thrown around by the city wind but still i know you're gonna do good it's and i know you're gonna aim high and you're gonna reach the city sky and all your dreams are gonna really fly and you're really really gonna go sky high ♪ president chiu: thank you. next speaker.
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>> good afternoon. these are just some of our other san francisco values. the beautiful location on the bay and the general mild weather and the cooling breeze. the different cull -- culture when you can visit china, south america, japan, italy, and other countries without taking a plane flight. golden gate park, where you can pretend you're lost in the wilderness. the many museums, symphony, opera, where you can be an elitist, or the free street entertainment where you can feel like a commoner. the many coffee shops, where you can sip strong coffee for over an hour, recite bad poetry, and smell bad. the board of supervisors' public comment, where you get two
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minutes to give us your two cents worth of enlightenment. the city streets, where you can eventually find a discarded item that you've been look for for years, many farmers markets, where real farmers can't afford to shop. fisherman's wharf, pier 39, and the cable cars. what a strange -- where the strange looking tourists come to visit, and the social services that fight each other to help the unfortunate. the beautiful and wondrous engineering feat of golden gate and bay bridge, and the emporium shopping centers where the rich come to shop and we come to watch. and of course, gay liberation, st. francis church, and north
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beach, u.c. medical center, and the tenderloin that help the homeless. made it. thank you. president chiu: thank you. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in public comment? seeing none, general public comment is closed. madam clerk, could you read the adoption without committee reference calendar? clerk calvillo: items 38 through 47 are being considered for adoption without committee reference. these items will be acted upon by a single roll call vote, unless a member would like to request discussion of an item, it shall be removed and called separately. president chiu: colleagues, why don't i suggest -- i know that we should sever out items 38, 39, and 40. are there any other items that we want to sever? supervisor alioto-pier?
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i severed 38, 39, and 40. if we could take a roll call vote on the balance of the agenda. madam clerk? clerk calvillo: i believe those are items 31 through 37. call] call] clerk calvillo: there are 11 ayes. president chiu: those motions are approved. if we could now call item 38. clerk calvillo: motion authorizing preparation of written proponent and opponent battle arguments and rebuttal ballot arguments for sub my tall to the november 2, 2010 election.
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president chiu: our clerk circulated a new cleanup motion based on various decisions that have been made to place items on the november ballot. and so what i'd like to ask is are there any changes that you would like to make. supervisor daly? supervisor daly: on page 7, line 9, i talked to supervisor mar, and we can just scratch his name and i'll take that one as the chief opponent. president chiu: i'm sorry, which page? supervisor daly: page 7, line 9. just to strike mar. line number nine. supervisor daly: i'm looking at the 8/3 version.
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page 7, line 9. it's the charter amendment. on a one-time basis. president chiu: ok. if folks could make suggestions, and then we'll take it as one amendment. so supervisor daly has made that suggestion. any other suggestions, colleagues? ok. why don't we take that one amendment. supervisor daly has made a motion. seconded by supervisor mar. any objections? without objection, that amendment shall be made. and then if we could, colleagues, can we take this motion as amended to be approved without action? without objection that should be the case. madam clerk, could you please call item 39? clerk calvillo: item 39, resolution approving the fair schedule for golden gate pedi cab. supervisor campos: colleagues, this is a resolution that would
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help set the rate for a permanent pedi cab company, which is something we are required to do, which i recently learned through the board of supervisors. we need to do this for a company being established in san francisco, doing its business in my district, district three. this is something we're doing in conjunction with the port, because many of these pedi cab ports are on port property. i need to make a couple technical amendments because there were several rates and routes that i just became aware of through discussions between the company and the port. so i'd like to first make that motion to amend. supervisor campos: colleagues, can we take that without objection? on the underlined item, can we take that without objection? president chiu: item 40? clerk calvillo: a resolution supporting the golden gate state
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warriors -- the golden state warriors return to san francisco. president chiu: i do understand we have to change the golden gate warriors to the golden state warriors. alabama alabama i think -- supervisor alioto-pier: i think it was a freudian slip. we were renaming the team before we've actually gotten them here. if we could, golden gate warriors needs to be changed to golden state warriors and needs to be reflected through legislation as well. president chiu: supervisor alioto-pier has made a great amendment. without objection -- >> real quickly in. their new logo, the it's the bay bridge design, not the new golden gate bridge in the logo. they're on their way. president chiu: point well-taken. unless there's any other discussion, can we adopt this resolution? the resolution is adopted as amended. we do have one more imperative item, as i understand. lerk clerk we have two, mr.
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president. on behalf of supervisor alioto-pier, a commendation recognizing the american bar association on the occasion of its 2010 annual meeting in san francisco. president chiu: supervisor alioto-pier, do you have anything you would like to add to that? alabama alabama they're -- supervisor alioto-pier: they're going to be in town this weekend. hundreds of attorneys in the town of san francisco and we'd like to give them an accommodation. we'd like to thank them for their business. president chiu: i'd like to be a co-sponsor of that as well. great to have all those attorneys in town. colleagues, we have a resolution that has the requisite finding, supervisor alioto-pier has made a resolution to adopt this motion. seconded by supervisor els bernard. is there any public comment on this imperative item? colleagues, if we could take this same house, same call, this resolution will be adopted. clerk calvillo: on behalf of supervisor maxwell, a resolution commending katie king on her 100th birthday and declaring
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august 6, 2010 katie king day in san francisco. president chiu: anything else you would like to add? we have a resolution from supervisor maxwell with the finding as well as the requisite finding. supervisor maxwell has made a motion to adopt the resolution, seconded by supervisor mirkarimi. any public comment on this item? seeing none. if we could also do this item same house, same call. this resolution will be adopted as proposed. madam clerk, are there any in memoriams today? clerk calvillo: today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individuals on behalf of mar. for the late miss tong, on behalf of president chiu, on behalf of supervisor dufty and supervisor chiu for the late officer john mullkern. on behalf of the entire board of supervisors for the late joannie
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chang. that concludes our business for the day, mr. president. president chiu: ladies and gentlemen, we are adjourned.
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there are so many ways that the internet provides real access to real people and resources and that's what we're try to go accomplish. >> i was interested in technology like video production. it's interesting, you get to create your own work and it reflects what you feel about saying things so it gives perspective on issues. >> we work really hard to develop very in depth content, but if they don't have a venue, they do not have a way to show us, then this work is only staying here inside and nobody
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knows the brilliance and the amazing work that the students are doing. >> the term has changed over time from a very basic who has a computer and who doesn't have a computer to now who has access to the internet, especially high speed internet, as well as the skills and the knowledge to use those tools effectively. . >> the city is charged with coming up with digital inclusion. the department of telecommunications put together a 15 member san francisco tech connect task force. we want the digital inclusion program to make sure we address the needs of underserved vulnerable communities, not communities that are already very tech savvy. we are here to provide a, b and c to the seniors. a stands for access. b stands for basic skills and c stands for content. and unless we have all three,
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the monolingual chinese seniors are never going to be able to use the computer or the internet. >> a lot of the barrier is knowledge. people don't know that these computers are available to them, plus they don't know what is useful. >> there are so many businesses in the bay area that are constantly retiring their computer equipment that's perfectly good for home use. computers and internet access are helping everybody in the community and people who don't have it can come to us to help with that. one of the biggest problems we see isn't whether people can get computers through programs like ours, but whether they can understand why they need a computer. really the biggest issue we are facing today is helping people understand the value of having a computer. >> immediately they would say can i afford a computer? i don't speak any english. how do i use it. then they will start to learn how to do email or how to go back to chinese newspaper to read all the chinese newspaper. >> a lot of the barrier still
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is around lack of knowledge or confusion or intimidation and not having people in their peer network who use computers in their lives. >> the important thing i learned from caminos was to improve myself personally. when i first came to caminos, i didn't know anything about computers. the second thing is i have become -- i have made some great achievements as an individual in my family and in things of the world. >> it's a real issue of self-empowerment where new immigrant families are able to communicate with their families at home, able to receive news and information in their own home language, really become more and more connected with the world as well as connected even inside their local communities. >> if we value the diversity of our city and we value our diverse neighborhoods in the city, we need to ensure that
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they remain economically viable. equiping them and equiping residents in those areas with jobs that will enable them to stay in san francisco is critical to that. >> the important thing that i see here at caminos is it helps the low income community, it helps the women who wouldn't have this opportunity otherwise. >> the workers with more education in san francisco are more likely to be able to working that knowledge sector. where they are going to need that familiarity with the internet, they are going to find value with it and use it and be productive with it every day. and half of the city's population that's in the other boat is disconnected from all that potential prosperity. >> we really need to promote content and provide applications that are really relevant to people's lives here. so a lot of the inspiration, especially among the immigrant community, we see is communications with people from their home country but we as much want to use the internet as a tool for people to connect
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within the local san francisco community. >> i think it's our job as public educators to give them this access and give them this opportunity to see that their efforts are being appreciated beyond their immediate reach. >> you have to blend this idea of community network with computer equipment with training and with support. we can pull all that together, then we've got it. >> it's as much about social and economic justice -- in fact it's more about social and economic justice than just >> we"
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today we are visiting southern exposure in san francisco alison prepares to launch a fantastic new project called beautiful possibilities. we will send them on a two-year adventure crisscrossing the united states to investigate american history and contemporary culture. it is using a traveling road show as inspiration.
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she will sit down and talk with residents in search of stories and experiences that reveals exactly what makes us americans. >> beautiful possibility is a traveling research project that i will take on a five-month journey across the united states and lower canada. i document this tore on a map that i painted for the project and also from previous projects called the road map to lost america. on the map i have taken all of the contemporary borders off the map and replaced them with native territories, and then overlaid it with contemporary highways. i have scheduled venue stops at different areas along the tour, from california to south dakota, that will serve as headquarters for my local research. when i was researching the traveling medicine show, i came across this.
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they had put out an elixir, and it referred to the elements that came out because of the high stress, high-pressure life, mostly because of the industrial revolution. anyway, i was fascinated by the term american-itis, and i thought it did a lot about the stress-related illnesses, and i was impressed that they picked up on that and the 1800's. i did a survey to see if it was irrelevant element today. i have a series of eight painted banners that are retellings of american history. i am particularly interested in transition history between native and european histories and retelling them as if they were a popular myth. there is a mix of eras and characters and times drat these
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banners. -- and times throughout these banners. i use the olympics and the melting pot, or things reduced down, and come out of this reduction. and something else transforms out of it. they had this strict code of who we should be as americans, and then i had andrew jackson fanning the flames. this first contact, down to george bush in 2008. all of the characters that appear are real characters that are taken from my research. we are an interesting mix and i want to provoke wonder about who we are. every one of the characters are taken from actual photographs or documents that i found in my research on american history. in a lot of my banners, you conceal -- uc the melting