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>> (clapping) good morning. >> good morning. thank you, don for that introduction i'm glad to be here at the tonight center again. it's also great to be here. i was telling me our deputy secretary marie this this was one of the first when we went
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through the translation of that to use the arresting are a fund it was such an enlightening positive effort in the tenderloin to use the federal program that president obama gave us. i'm here to welcome you to san francisco and thank you for being here for the home matters for health symposium. it is the right place to be because t n d c has been a powerful change and i'm glad their championinging the center between health. no one else can do that because you've got it it right here in
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the community. today's symposium is part of a commitment that our city is making. i wanted to let you know all the things we're going to continue the housing for everybody. last week, we you wanted up the helen rogers and my good friend reverend hall was under its a public-private partnership that's now to just conclusions in the wonderful home for more than one hundred of our cities protecting and homeless seniors. 25 of those units are set aside for the seniors. and last month we broke ground to house youth that was formerly in foster he care we were in
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chinatown breaking ground for homeless families and protecting residents. all of those housing developments have supported services on site to make sure our residents live healthy lives. it won't stop there. let me repeat it will not stop as a matter of fact, 25 percent of all the housing that's being built in san francisco 25 percent of them are affordable that continues a strong commitment from our city. last september of this year we annuity more resources to stop unlawfully evictions for our citizens and because of our cities careful planning we have to plan for the future and to understand the problems now not
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just to react to them our city it tripling the amounts of funds the human services provides which is nearly $8 million for the defense services for those who need it the most. some of those funds are coming from something we did last year the housing trust fund it was a measure overwhelming passed and to the tune of $1.5 billion in the next thirty years. we are also in the midst of revigil our cities public housing and no more than do we want to be involved in poverty housing that is for isolated context. i've been working with deputy and hud here in washington to
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get off the treadmill and repair bag logs including elevators and i've asked our city administrator also the director of housing to partner with hud and to rebiological and expand on the model that's the whole sf model. i'll proud of the process towards ending hopefullyness for our veterans. i want to thank you secretary john's and our local hud office veterans administration and for our partnership. since 2011 we've decreased homelessness among conveniences by thirty percent by opening the permanent housing for 75 conveniences with on site
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services and our two other successful homes for heroes. with the partnership from hud and the vouchers rapidy housing and the cities refunding of housing. all told over the last 9 years we have some 10 thousand san franciscans have left the shelters for permanent housing including 3 had thousand units for affordable housing and housing first is my priority we'll continue to support emergency services particularly those with for those in needs. we're expanding our shelter for helping the lgbt folks and we've
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expanded our everyday connect. clearly our work is not finished. we've been talking about universal health care building on a world-class city and this our way to success. we're going to make sure that san francisco is a home for >> first of all, i'd like to start out before we get started with our ribbon kci terminal cemetery actually, we have a
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congratulate message it's what they say in japan it's a congratulatey message we've received from the deputy administrator from japan who i think you can see on the screen. i'm going to read it in japanese and then in earning
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>> (speaking foreign language.) >> so i'll read that briefly necessary english. it says i'd like to congratulate you on the opening of our new facilities in san san francisco. i look forward to the center becoming a focal point for united states and china. to further their research to open up a new era in business 13 from the japanese folks. thank you very much >> (clapping) >> okay. so now i'd like to ask an important dpoifts to please come to the stage for a
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brief speech. i'd like to ask mr. mayor ed lee give him a round of applause >> thank you, my japanese is not as good as yourself. i'm glad to be here as the mayor of san francisco and joining jane kim in welcoming the first international incubator right here on market street the innovation capital of the year. i want to thank the general for being here per he's here because he knews we're an international city. we host some 72 foreign consulate offices here. we're host to 18 sister centralize and one is in japan.
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i'm delighted that today on this wonderful announcement of digital garage 707 is in the heart that combination of the digital garage incubator headquarters in the innovation corridor. i was talking to some of the media they know this is part of our commitment to market street. that we want this to be the incubator innovation for the whole year. i have sincerely announcements one is the recognition that innovation isn't done locally we're part of on integral market the talent is here and technology interest is here and we make a long-term commitment to discover better ideas in
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business or comfortably the quality of life better. the acknowledging other announcements is to thank the digital garage because they've begun in the very kind of value oriented way we also wanted to see good businesses start and they follow in the tradition of many tlaevented japanese companies that have come here per not only do we want them to be successful we want to share. this is the story of san francisco. supervisor kim and i are not about business success but success for everybody to share in that success and that's why i'm so moved that when the d g
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717 starts here thief chosen 3 entities to receive the sporp, the grants that they have to start here. this is so asian in my opinion because i've wanted to do that with every successful effort with our success we bring others aboard hospitality house is a well-known community based artists project that helps the homeless are getting a grant from digital garage. also the asian law caucus they're getting a grant. someplace pits close to my hearty used to work that and jane as well. and then something dear to my heart which is the mayors cup and the commitment to the first key program is also getting a
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grant as a result of this opening. so those 3 entities are being supported by digital garage. so on behalf of the city and county of san francisco, in fact, on behalf of all of technology companies d g 717 now becomes the 1 thousand 8 hundred and 23rd technology company in san francisco. i want to congratulate them and thank you. on behalf of the city i want to present this to this gentleman. if you come forward to present this the proclamation from the city declaring today to be digital garage day in san francisco. thank you
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(clapping.) thank you very much. mr. mayor ed lee mayor of san francisco. now i'd like to ask the district 6 san francisco supervisor ms. jane kim to please come to the stage for a response >> thank you justin. it's actually a good reminder it's important to support our language schools in san francisco being bilingual and transitional is an important part of our city to be able to compete in an economy. so the mayor and i have the honor of going to all the ribbon cuttings participate in the south of middle market.
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this is the first incubator space we're coming to which is an international collaborative workspace. i was speaking with some of the employees how many of us came to san francisco 13 years for the first dot come boom. many folks went from the colleges to the hot economy at that time. of course, we had the bust will cycle that followed and we're seeing something that's exiting the diversity of the economies and the businesses are incredible. this is excited about this step we're seeing on international collaboration this notice not just in san francisco but in asia. i'm sure you're aware it's been
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the mayors responsibility to collaborate to share ideas together. that's how innovative business and products are going to be created and brought together for our people. so i'm also here on behalf of the 11 members of the board of supervisors to welcome digital garage d g 717 to the south of market. i have an accomodation. i want to say one last thing. both the mayor and i came from a background of advocacies so we know how important it is to have relationships we're not a dividend city. we often have to kind of negotiate and really push companies to consider investing
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and giving back from the git-go but there's none of that digital garage came and immediately said how do we invest back into the city. you don't have to convinces this city. asian law caucus and it was a wonderful organization. we have some members from the asian caucus here. where are you? we have some of our youth leaders from asian caucus that have done work to support immigration reform. we have so many young people that came to the i see at a young age from a convolute process don't have the same access because of their jobs in the country. they've been courageus about how
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they can access higher education. and i want to recognize hospitality house jamming i didn't changing is our executive director. when people ask me how we're addressing homelessness in the center it's by hospitality house. one that people go to and they have an arts center. by supporting those organizations it's going to be a wonderful partnership. and seeing people how to golf is a wonderful wonderful thing thank you. again and i want to present this accomodation on the part of the board of supervisors to the d g in our start up
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incubator where you're beginning our start up we what to thank you for this opportunity for the ribbon cutting (clapping.) thank you very much >> thank you and welcome again. >> thank you (clapping.) thank you very much. okay. now moving on i'd like to ask an important guest to come to the stage he's the acon suicidal of japan welcome him to the stage
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>> (clapping) >> good morning, everyone. it is a great privilege to be here to celebrate the opening of the incubator system in san francisco. i want to say thank you very much to mayor ed lee for making his time available this morning to celebrate this special fended. i know that mayor ed lee has been a big supporter for the past years. having visited the site of the company we're grateful to the successful opening of the incubator company in the san francisco at that vanish point of the city.
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i want to recognize and thank other leaders from many areas including the ms. jane kim in attendance for celebrating this momentous occasion today. from japanese prospective opening this incubation system is a very opportune time the gross strategy of japan by our prime minister and opening up new market both inside and outside country on the promoting new ventures in the business. one he thought leading company who's name is widely known not only 90 in japan but around the
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globe including the u.s. it has so far many japanese start up companies and digital garage has now eyed san francisco for expanding their area of vision and the take into consideration to the general office is very much coming to san francisco. i'm sure this incubation center south of the bridge between japan and the united states, of course, it's atkins the center for the incubation and san francisco has the ability many in aspects to attract young vibrant and innovative minded like digital garage i see inc. we're very much looking forward to seeing more and more japan
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companies entering into market and u.s. company coming to japan country. innovation takes place where people make face to face interaction and expand their network. it's my sincere hope this incubation center south of catalyst is forcing more and more subcontractor and this center about facility more gross for the bay area and japanese company in the future. congratulations for this grand opening of this incubation center in san francisco. thank you very much
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(clapping.) okay. we will be moving on to a special ceremony in which digital garage will be presenting 3 donation checks to 3 companies that were mentioned. first of all, i want to get the participants up on stage. mr. mayor ed lee as well as supervisor kim and the japanese gentleman as well as of the representatives of the m pos come to the stage as well. the 3 donation checks are for the hospitality house the asian cup and another one. first of all, the hospital that pistol house through a unique combination of adequacy efforts
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many homeless people benefit. the cup is for the asian law caucus and the leadership foundation. and lastly, the asian caucus founded in 1972 it's the christopher organization serving the japan and america neighborhood. the first check is for the hospitality house. would you bring that out now (clapping.) thank you very much. the next one about go to the mayors cup
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(clapping) and next to the asian law caucus (clapping) thank you very much ladies and gentlemen, and one more round of applause for the people on stage mayor ed lee and supervisor kim and all the ceo's. okay. so now in just a momentum e moment we'll be movie to the ribbon cutting ceremony. so, now for the next part i'd
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like to ask mayor ed lee once again supervisor kim and the council general and the japanese gentleman ed mcfar listen to make their way to the stage. it's getting started in just a minute. sorry a little bit which a miscommunication dan will be on the stage sorry about that. okay. so we're going to ask them to do the ribbon kci terminal ceremony. i'd like to ask everyone in the
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audience to participate. we're going to do this simple we're going to count down 3, 2, 1 and go and on go cut it. so i hope everyone about help out. all the scriptwriters are ride. everyone here we go 3, 2, 1, go (clapping) thank you very much. everyone one more round of applause.
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