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looks at this and they see things that could happen. there is no way i am going to be able to do those things in the future anyway. the boccie ball court will provide activities for people anyway. it was great. who would have imagined that you would see people on a wire zipping down. i just wanted to express my belated support. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> mr. president, madame clerk, members of the board, i am the newly installed program director for city hall fellows. many of you know who served in the role previous to me. i like to thank the mayor's office for continued support in the preparation of young people for careers in public service.
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two years ago, the board approve funding for people in san francisco this year. the fellows will take up their positions in the controller's office, public works, parks and recreation. san francisco is an inaugural member and we look forward to a long and productive partnership as we look to ensure that our best and brightest college graduates are exposed to opportunities in public service careers. we thank you for the opportunity to serve the government of san francisco. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> good afternoon, commissioners. a few weeks ago, this group broke down the charter reform. there was recommendations put down about why the decision was made. they vowed to improve their
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public process. i regret to inform you that this has not happened. the it group approve the new project. i am not against this project. i have not had enough information to see if this is a good idea. a private entity went to the department with proposal for their favorite project. the department staff internally discussed this and said, why not? nobody else had to ask for this land. the roller skaters had asked in the past. public about which consisted of talking to the building owners and a few people in the area. the local residents said that they live there and they're building had never been asked about it.
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it was never listed at the end of the agenda with the other projects. there was no way for the public to know about it until three days before the project was approved. even before this went to the recreation and parks commission. here is the pattern we see over and over again. inside projects. a research program is approved before the lineup -- before the public knows that that exists. we are losing our public parks and our public comments because of this. thank you. >> thank you. are there any other members of the public? >> i did not know whether you want to me -- >> i think you spoke already during public comment. i am happy to take that document. are there any other members of the public who wish to speak?
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general public comment is closed. we can move to items 31-43. i would like to sever item 37. item 40. take a roll-call vote on the balance of this adoption. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor maxwell: aye. supervisor mirkarimi: aye. supervisor alioto-pier: aye. supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor dufty: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. >> there are 10 ayes. >> the resolution has been adopted. >> this ought to rise as the
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recreation and parks department on the value of approximately 61,000 for the training foundation to build two bocce courts on the lawn. president chiu: i would like to refer this item to committee. this involves the exceptions of a gift which i think would be a fun and free recreational use of the district. i want to thank the generosity of the laborers' union. there has been significant public conversation that i've reached done with the rest of this issue. i do understand that there is a desire for more conversation and out reached. item 40. >> the resolution urging the city planning department and redevelopment agency to develop specific protocols for ongoing collaborations with the ohlone people and other native curbs
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for the redevelopment of candlestick point. super president chiu: visor maxwell. supervisor maxwell: let me thank the ohlone people for coming here. it has been an educational process to see you. this resolution calls for the increased participation of native american groups during the implementation of the candlestick point redevelopment project, which will unfold over the next 20-30 years. it builds on the strong commitment that the city has obligated itself and the project sponsor to. there are new general plan policies that speak to this issue. given the historical presence of the ohlone population in southeast san francisco, it is important that this project sparked a renewed interest in eight of american history and culture in our city as a whole.
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there will be a center that will bring about some recognition and some history of the ohlone people and other people in the area. president chiu: any additional conversations? this resolution is adopted. we have a couple of 3:30 special accommodations today. if i could first recognize supervisor alioto-pier-pierre -- alioto-pier. supervisor alioto-pier: thank you very much, president chiu. i would like to bring forward members of a school. you are all in the back. if you like to come up front.
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a lot going on. all the little people.
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>> thank you for allowing us to come today. >> hold on for two seconds. just want to make sure that everybody is here. come on in. colleagues, today i would like to take this opportunity to recognize a school, a new preschool that is thriving. in february of 2008, when a group of parents, frustrated with the lack of quality preschools in san francisco, open the school to provide a multi lingual, multicultural environment where people can freely develop their gifts and interests. 45 children from diverse cultural backgrounds attended the school and enjoy the program with an innovative mandarin immersion approach. by creating a loving
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environment, encouraging exploration, fostering curiosity, and fostering the language proficiency and cultural awareness, they are preparing students for success in the globalize world. please join me in thanking the school for providing the city of san francisco with nurturing the infinite capacity of young children. thank you all for coming today. >> thank you, supervisor. we have been in the area for a number of years. in the last three years, i cannot tell you how wonderful the community has been to us. from a pizza parlor owners, to the store that we go to for christmas tree decorations, to all of the neighborhoods. after three years, we have been a thriving community. i have passed along an overview
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of our school. some of us have graduated and have come back to show our delight in this. this is a little baby that says, i love mommy. we do represent a very diverse community. to extend our thank you, our children have created booklets for every single supervisor here. without further ado, i would like to thank you for having us come. where are the booklets? they are all original artwork from our kids. there should be of levin. we hope you enjoy it. [applause]
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>> thank you. i also have another accommodation. hi. colleagues, i would like you to join me in honoring her for her lifetime of service to san francisco. she was my appointee to the mental health board for the last five years. i cannot believe it has been that long. she worked tirelessly to connected community with the city to better help families that used in dental services. before she joined the board, she worked as a youth counselor for six years and was a valued member of the use of thing --
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youth housing authority. she showed her devotion to people she was working with and exhibited excellent leadership skills. i would like to commend her to her service to the community and the people of san francisco. thank you very much for being here. [applause] >> i would like to say thank-you to the supervisor alioto-pier. and also to sophie maxwell. i am a little nervous. i want to thank my family for being with me. and the executive director of the mental health board. [applause] i want to thank all of you. i continue to serve. people ask, why are they doing
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this? >> they are being kind to people. when should we stop being kind? never. [applause] >> thank you. thank you, supervisor alioto- pier. this is followed by a supervisor chu. >> can i ask dave to come up? if you could come up with him.
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today, it is my honor to recognize dave, who has dedicated the last 38 years of his life to the san francisco parks and recreation department. he started out at the jackson playground where he coached thousands of kids that baseball, basketball, and football. he began running services for the facilities and began running the first inclusion program. for the last 21 years, he has poured his heart and soul into his job as the camp director for the day camp. that equates to 21 years for creating new games and crafts
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for kids every week. learning and teaching every single camp song and skit imaginable. if you line up all of the smorews you cooked they would probably go to the moon. this is a place for urban kids can go to explore nature to their car -- their heart's content. folks get together and celebrate. the things that they hear is how wonderful dave has been and how instrumental he has been to the success of the camp. this is his last week at pine lake camp. i want to thank you for all of your years of service and your dedication to the children of san francisco. thank you very much. [applause] >> i would like to thank the
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board of supervisors. a special law -- especially supervisor carmen chu for recognizing this over the last 38 years by honoring me today. my whole career has been centered around one principle. to provide quality recreational opportunities for the children of san francisco. this friday it will mark the end of my 38-year career with the san francisco parks and recreation department. this is not my decision to leave, but the decision of recreation and parks, who no longer require my assistance. i am touched by the family and friends who have touched my life. especially supervisor carmen chu, blackstone, and the people behind me. i have been blessed to have a co-worker like carol at my side. her ability to help children
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with disabilities is unsurpassed. if i have not been the camp manager, i have a profound admiration for both of them and the board of ethics. thank you. [applause] >> i retired last year from parks and recreation. this has been very hard with us
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to lose his position after this many years. he has done a good job. he has an impeccable record. he will be missed. 21 years as a camp manager. he has done wonders. he has children from the 1970's that stop by the house to see how daisy is doing. children with disabilities act still come to see how dave is. i am truly happy to see how truly recognized he has been. it is a long time coming. i know there is life after rec and park. he said that i would never have met cammy or carmen. for all of the wonderful people. thursday night, we do have our final luaw for the summer.
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dave bayh is a -- buys a pig out of his own pocket. >> good afternoon, board of supervisors. i would like to take this opportunity to honor him and providing a space and treasured experience that all san francisco you should probably have an opportunity to participate in. he has had the opportunity to get to know the campers individually. he has volunteered junior counselors. from paid junior counselors to adult camp counselors. within the estimate he has built continuity, trust, solid
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values, job training for our youth for the last 21 years. this is for 38 years with the san francisco parks and recreation department. it is with deep sadness that i and other san francisco families have the values of san francisco public employees at the end of this month. his leadership and commitment will be missed and it is a replaceable. thank you very much for this honor. thank you. [applause] >> as a parent who has had the opportunity to have two of his children to go through pili -- pine lake the kamp, i have to
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say, thank you for doing this. this is a great opportunity to thank dave for what he has done. i cannot imagine what we have done without it. you need your medical professionals and you need everybody. you need a good, solid, recreation program. that is what we had in the summer with dave in pine lake. >> thank you very much for the presentations. are there any others for the day? >> today's meeting will be adjourned in the meeting of the
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following individual on behalf of the full board of supervisors. president chiu: i know we are about to recessed for our first break since christmas. i would like to thank all of you for the tremendous work that you have been doing. i know it has been a very busy time. . at this time, i would like to adjourn until september 7.
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