tv [untitled] December 14, 2010 3:30am-4:00am PST
i am looking around the room, and there are so many of you that are here. i will spare the indignity to jose and dufty, president of the board, david chu, to sean elsberdn and some supervisor- elects, or will be here. marquez, where is he. somewhere in the back. i thank them for being here with all of you. i mam grateful you came out today. this is one of my last public swearing-in ceremonies. i am glad you didn't all applaud. an encouraging sign. a meaningful one to me.
i have said this story so many times. this is important for me, because this is where i started. in a seat like some of you when willie brown had eleanor johns or somebody call me to say he wanted to appoint me to the film commission. i was 26 and went to a lot of movies. i ran down and we were there before the city hall was ren novated.willi. brown says, to those who are assembled, pat kelly, i am happy that she will be with the parks and recreation department.
butler, she and her father --- me and her father were partners. newsom, the chair of the parking and traffic commission. without telling anybody. i had no idea. i tried to act confident. i could see eleanor saying, what was that. as only willie brown can do. we have two cameras today. one, we brought. we had one camera. channel four, before young broadcasting. they were very formal. the reporter runs up to me. i didn't know what it meant. she said, what is your vision?
i knew i was in over my head. i have tried not to repeat the mistake willie brown made. he got lucky, i hope. i figured it out and tried to impress some folks. he appointed me to the board of supervisors. i've tried to be a little more comprehensive when it comes to analyzing the pros and cons of those i'm appointing. taking less risk than brown took with me. this is an assembly of those individuals. these are people i'm reapp
ointing and appointing. all i ask is that you do the public good. you represent not only the people in the room, as important as they are because they took the time to be here, but the people were not able to make it to that meeting, or that board meeting. people that are not necessarily advocates with a particular interest,benign or as appropriate as this may be. you have a duty to the people and the county of san francisco. and your conduct is important because if you do something wrong, it will reflect badly on
every single one of us, friends and family members. you have to love and respect the city. few have to be people of integrity, people of purpose. keep an open mind. and i can say this, because you do not need to do this anymore, give the mayor head's up. you will be here longer than i will. if you have a strong opinion that is different from the regular -- the status opinion, or the opinion of the mayor. there was a department leader that was removed at 1:00 in the morning by the commission that had their own opinions. i changed my mind, willie brown said, "i told you so." it took a few years.
i get it. just give the mayor head's up. that is all they deserve. at least for the next 30 days, consider me. thank you for being here. we have the airport commission, the asian art museum commission, this is wonderful. i know that we have some challenges. city hall and preservation advisory committee and, the southeast community facilities commission. we have to get to that next level. the room on treasure island and the war memorial board. this is a comprehensive swearing in. i will begin and we will get right to the swearing in,
acknowledging charlotte schultz. thank you for letting us out. those are her stairs. she read about that congestion pricing idea and got crazy ideas about charging people. it costs less to go down than to go up. matthew, since you interfaced with everybody. and our secretary-liasson. he can keep his independence in the mayor's office. tom, thank you for serving on the commission on aging. we have one of the premier service departments. i meant that. the work they've done has been
recognized across the state and the award. peter stern, a young guy working for a local company here. somebody new to political life. i am grateful he will be on the airport commission. doris ward, no need to say more. she will be reappointed. a legend in our city, serving for decades. thank you for serving on the asian art museum. to kevin clinch and frank lee. i am very proud. the department of building inspection was not what i thought that this could be when i was here. we had to mix things up.
frank and evin were helping to get this back on track. to pat kelly, the first woman stock broker. broke that barrier decades ago. this is one of the most connected human beings in the city. i am very proud. why not put her on a commission. she will preserve city hall. a great friend of everyone. i get choked up talking about pat. michaeah allen. his family is here. i will make him look good.
a public applicant at the housing authority. i am very excited. he is going to serve. hi said to marion, she runs treasure island. she had great connections in washington d.c. as the housing director. she is very kind to serve again on the housing authority. henry, look out. that is the director. to mark keller, mark is here. where is he? there you are. a great guy. does so much good work and a
great friend of all of ours. wel-known. i don't know what we were thinking. jose had a conflict. if you want to know what's going on, lean over, ask a friend. [laughter] >> juvenile policy commission. suzie has her work cut out ofor her but is -- for her but is outstanding. you will take this task. to paige oeratta, formerly page barry. nobody is more committed to the city. ginsberg would say that this
would bring a breath of fresh air. this commission is getting into the next level. i am very happy that she was wanting to do this. the people in this city are going to be well served by this appointment. [applause] steven lee and nattie ramirez, thank you for being reappointed to the relocation appeals court. there are a lot of relocations and appeals. some projects -- this commission will matter. this is about to get very busy. thank you for staying around with the real work in front of you in the next few years. nattie, we know you.
when can we get her on a commission? nattie is known to many p offeopl-- people. to armenia brown. to her willingness to serve on this commission. i know you like this. she is my cheerleading section. we want to do something for her. she is there in my ofice. fice. stand up, soon to be co mmissioner. i can't just say good morning. she will say to call her by her appropriate name. to brown and willy kennedy.
thank you for your good work. for everything you've done for the city in the southweeast sector. thank you for being willing to serve. be audacious. moses is wanting to change things up. prada. vry proud of -- very proud of becca. we had to coerce her to do this, illegally. and she was kind of letting us. and now she loves this. and now she is going to get a full term. all that i ask is, did not forget who i am.
thank you for being willing to be reappointed. larry del carlo. this is a legend down in the mission. he does a lot of great things and i won't even start. and her coffee is getting cold. larry is great and he will be a great contributor to the work on treasure island. this is a major deal. we are 99% finished with this. this will be revitalized with a hole in the community. i could not be more proud. the next mayor is going to take all the credit. i said, did not forget willie brown and everything he has done for treasure island. to larry mazolla jr.
this is an advocate for the working families. his father and grandfather were legendary in this town. this is critical to the reconstruction of this island. thank you for your willingness to serve. we are almost finished. i love this guy. i didn't know him well before i became mayor. he is ready to move on and get new people in commissions. it was just fortuitous that he was a resident on treasure island and would like to be the resident applicant.
thank you for your service. i am grateful. belva davis. tom horn. claud jarmen. neil stafford. i don't know if anybody's heard of belva davis. i don't know who's idea was there to appoint her to the war memorial board. my idea is fabulous, steve. i am glad he came up with the idea. thank you for your service ans being reappointed. tom horn, an amazing guy. tom, thank you for your
service and now you carry your baton. claud jarmin, the only academy award-winner. thank you for your service. an outstanding job. thank you for continuing to serve. stafford had a short appointment. he said, he'd take it and se how it goes. it is a big deal to have his enthusiasm. war memorial is being remodeled. a lot of work going on over there. they will matter, grateleatly.
now it is time to mention the last person swarn in. faye lee. it went on my list. thank you. faye is a good friend of all of ours. thank you for your continuing contributions to the city. that's it. did i forget anyboyd? anybody else want to get sworn in. if you need me, i am around. we had a great recommendation. tom shay might have called, or p.j. on challen 26. they said to charlotte, we are sick of that mayor guy.
we always see him but not the people being sworn in. i will ask you to stand back here. i will stand here so everybody can see you get sworn in. come on up here. you have to be in two rows. >> thank you, mayor. >> thank you, darling. a little more attention. mark, i start -- willy, i start with you. i wil lsasl say "aye" and you sy
ugh. that is so emma and julia. why are you saying, "that's so emma and julia"? well, you know, when something is dumb or stupid, you say, "that's so emma and julia." who says that? everyone. announcer: imagine if who you are were used as an insult. >> i have been a cable car grip for 21 years. i am a third generation. my grand farther and my dad worked over in green division for 27. i guess you could say it's blood. >> come on in. have a seat. hold on.
i like it because i am standing up. i am outside without a roof over my head and i see all kinds of people. >> you catch up to people you know from the past. you know. went to school with. people that you work with at other jobs. military or something. kind of weird. it's a small word, you be. like i said, what do people do when they come to san francisco? they ride a cable car. >> california line starts in the financial district. people are coming down knobbhill. the cable car picks people up. takes them to work. >> there still is no other device to conquer these hills better than a cable car.
nobody wanted to live up here because you had to climb up here. with the invention of the cable car, these hills became accessible. he watched horses be dragged to death. cable cars were invent in san francisco to solve the problem with it's unique, vertically challenged terrain. we are still using cars a century old >> the old cable car is the most unique thing, it's still going. it was a good design by then and is still now. if we don't do something now. it's going to be worse later.
>> the cable cars are built the same as they were in the late 1800's. we use a modern machinery. we haven't changed a thing. it's just how we get there. >> it's a time consuming job. we go for the quality rather than the production. we take pride in our work and it shows in the end product. >> the california line is mostly locals. the commuters in the morning, i see a lot of the same people. we don't