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what inspired me to be a firefighter was in 2008 i graduated college . the recession had happened so there weren't any jobs. i was having troublefinding a job. and i was kind of looking around . my dad was a firefighter and i thought what a great career he had. so i asked my dad, never thinking about it at first before. i said dad, what you think about me being afirefighter and he goes yeah, thatwould be a good idea . i took some classes, i ended up loving it . i grew up and actually and i think it was a good fit for me because it's a physical job and it's enjoyable. you never know whatyou're going to get and it's a team effort . i first realized i was part of the lgbt+ community in sixth grade. i looked on the other side of the classroom and i sawthis girl i thought was really attractive and i thought i want to be her boyfriend . though my experiences in the
city growing up in the city and countyof san francisco were always verypositive . i came out in high school . i actually ended up being prom king my senior year in high school and a lot of peoplewere very supportive . myparents were very supportive . they just let me do my thing and my dad knew of a lot of lesbian women in the fire departmentthe time because he was a san francisco firefighter . for me it's very important to be part of a community and organization and an agency that supports my lgbtq status because if you're not yourself, how can you perform to the best of your abilities? you're always holding back in some way whether it's your personality or your abilities or your overall skills and with agency that supports me being a lesbian i can truly be myself.
. >> my name is ana renzi. i'm a fire investigator for the city and county of san francisco. the job of a fire investigator is to go after the fire has been put out and to determine the origin and the cause of the fire. so we are the people who after the firefighters have come in and done their magnificent work to extinguish the fire, we go through the fire scene and we are able to find how the fire started. just showing up, being who you are can mean a world of difference to someone. when someone sees you as an identifiably queer person, an identifiable female presenting
person or a person of color walk into their home, they can feel more comfortable and more trusting just knowing that you are around and that you may have some insight into their situation and to their community needs that others may not have. the san francisco fire department i'm proud to say goes out of its way to recruit women, minorities, and to the lgbtq+ community, we are awaiting you and wanting you to come join us as a san francisco fire department. no one is going to represent us like you are going to represent us. no one is going to care for our communities and for our departments like you are going to come and represent our communities and our departments. i am a proud black queer member of the san francisco fire department and i'm especially proud to be part of an
>> my name is holly doudiet. h2 firefighter with the san franciscowired. what inspired me to be a firefighter was in 2008 i graduated college . the recession had happened so there weren't any jobs. i was having troublefinding a job. and i was kind of looking around . my dad was a firefighter and i thought what a great career he had. so i asked my dad, never thinking about it at first before. i said dad, what you think about me being afirefighter and he goes yeah, thatwould be a good idea . i took some classes, i ended up loving it . i grew up and actually and i
think it was a good fit for me because it's a physical job and it's enjoyable. you never know whatyou're going to get and it's a team effort . i first realized i was part of the lgbt+ community in sixth grade. i looked on the other side of the classroom and i sawthis girl i thought was really attractive and i thought i want to be her boyfriend . though my experiences in the city growing up in the city and countyof san francisco were always verypositive . i came out in high school . i actually ended up being prom king my senior year in high school and a lot of peoplewere very supportive . myparents were very supportive . they just let me do my thing and my dad knew of a lot of lesbian women in the fire departmentthe time because he was a san francisco firefighter . for me it's very important to be part of a community and organization and an agency that
supports my lgbtq status because if you're not yourself, how can you perform to the best of your abilities? you're always holding back in some way whether it's your personality or your abilities or your overall skills and with agency that supports me being a lesbian i can truly be myself. i can be happy. i can be social with other people. it makes me want to work as a team and we all work better together when we are happier and we can be ourselves. >>. [music] >>
>> hole to everybody i'm the executive director of the office community investment and infrastructure, oci. i want to welcome to the grounds breaking of the mission bay, bayfront park. [applause]. >> you seat park sit in intersection of person open space transit and development project in mission bay. 5 and a half acres will largest mission bay park in the 40 acre mission park system. future ferry service. fantastic chase arena where the warriors play and tell be a contribution to the 350 mile bay -- san francisco bay trail system. >> this park once complete will be a huge benefit for the 6 thonned houses in mission bay and the bay area residents who
will criminal the city's other new parkses bay front will be an amenity for those who visit. i want to thank the mayor for her leadership in developing parks throughout the city and supervisor dorsey for district 6 and our commissioners oci commission. wee have commissioner gustos in the audience and charles whitaker and e lane forbes from the port and the port staff this will be their park and we look forward to turning it over to you in a year. >> i like to invite our great mayor to speak. mayor london breed. >> thank you. you know it is hard to believe that this entire area of mission bay just over 25 years ago was a
place that was under utilized railway. and this was a place that most people never visited. so to see it come arc live and i started on the former redevelopment agency commission ocii for 5 years. remember when the buildings and the conversation around ucsf and the things happening here, i thought to myself, how are they get being that done? well, we look at mission bay today and -- it is truly a jewel of san francisco. over sick thousand new homes have been created. over 25 acres of park space. new restaurants, new small businesses even i come for the market which i love. one of my favorite markets in san francisco. but there is also people who work and biotech. they are ucsf, we all know has
been extraordinary lead and helped us get through a difficult global pandemic. and last but not least i will say how excited i am to have the national championship team the warriors right here at chase arena playing -- on a regular basis but the concerts issue events and activities. this is such an extraordinary place and now with this new park this bay trail park, tell be more beautiful to watch when we play in the final games and other things the arial views of san francisco. and people will continuing is more beautiful than they remember. the past year. already, weave have the docks the parking and other areas the bay trails and the bike trails. so many great things but i already know upon that this is going to be a destination. get ready e lane forbes, because
people are not going to want to watch the games at the thrive center they want to come here and watch a number of games played bite warriors. some of the soccer games and other activities this will now be a place to be as it relates to getting together on the great lawn for sports and activities. we are luck tow see this community finely come arc live. i wanted to thank so many people for making so the developers, thank you for your work and leadership on developing this mission bay. and we want to thank the port. and ocii and so many folks including especially the warriors for really putting mission bay on the map like never before. we know that curing diseases and the important work ucsf does is truly remarkable but there is
nothing that puts a smile on your face more than watching a game here at chase arena or any place in san francisco. the spirit of san francisco exists. because of the warriors and because of the life that mission bay is bring to san francisco like never before. i'm excited be here with all of you to break grounds. and to get this park done. on time and under budget. finger's crossed. >> thank you. [applause] >> thanks i'm matt dorse i'm the prierz for district 6. and you know like mayor breed i will tell you, it hen a joy to watch mission bay come arc live. 22 years ago i worked on berry street during the. comera i
remember this space, it was under utilized. a year when they were building the ballpark and to watch this remarkable neighborhood come to life, i remember i think this was an idea that started as far as the jordan administration with ucsf it was envisioned as a place this was fwk to be an initial leader in limp sciences and biotech and health care and we are seeing that come to life and seeing the density that fulfills the promise of progressive urbannism. and an important part is open space and high quality public realm this park represents. so, it is just an honor to be able to represent that this and to be a part of this. i am coming up on my third month anniversary as a member of the board of supervisors, this is my
third grounds breaking i was at one last week. last week a graduation at one treasure i lands for young people who were trained got 17 certifications in construction trades and were going to work. we handed out certificates for them. and i was saying how important it is that the job that you have to do is not just it is a great job and contrary and provide for your family but it it is a way to shape the future of our city and right wrongs of zoning and things that happened in housing. this is meaningful. the work that they are doing is changing the world and making our city better. i told them a bit about what to expect. i wanted educate them and do my part. i said the beginning of projects you will have a ground break. there will be politicians who show up and for no reason they will put hard hatos there is zero chance of them getting hit
in the head they will pick up a shovel and shovel one shovel of dirt and get the press and leave and you will do all the work. i said go with it. because those politicians other people i need to work with to make sure we get the projects approved. i will go to the mat to fight for the projects like this open space and that housing and the kindses of work we need do to improve our city and fulfill the promise of our ambitious housing goals it is an honest torto be here and a part of that. and i would that i would like to -- thank partners the port of san francisco. mission bay development brew. bay confirmation will ocii and everybody the members of the communities and -- one i say, among my favorite constituents i
am so proud to represent the world champion your world champion golden state warriors and happy to introduce brandson schneider. thank you. [applause]. >> cutting the cord with the celtics. i love that. hello, everyone. and thank you all. especially mayor breed. supervisor dorse and he the team at ocii for your leadership and partnership o this exciting project. i wanted acknowledge we had titan in our sport's world pass away. so first bill russell. who we know speak of the boston celtics 11 time champion with the celtics. but perhaps more important low is civil right's pioneer. we know him as a basketball player, his contributions off the court exceeded what hoe did on the court. the other one, yesterday was vince skill. we are all giant's fans he was a
dodger. 87 years as the voice of the dodgers but an incredible man and pinormal in our sport. i wanted to acknowledge those before i started. >> what an incredible day it is to be here with you all. to celebrate the grounds breaking for the bayfront park. as we go back i'm looking arc lots of you involved throughout the process, the vision in bringing the warriors here in chase center in san francisco. what we talk about, the park was always a huge part. i hear peter in my head talking about every detail of what this park was going to be and how it would compliment when we were doing across the street. talked going from a basketball team and sport and entertainment company the basketball team was the center piece we celebrate our fourth championship in 8 years. we are proud of. yes. we think about our expansion and
building a communities gathering place. so you heard a bit from the mayor and supervisor of what this is. inside chase you have warrior's games wee hosted the ncaa tournament in march fer the quest regionals the world finals coming up. concerts. family eventses that in the chase centers then outside, we got 3.2 acres of open space and in the last week we hosted fitness classes. concerts the live at thrive city series we the have movie nights we will add more restaurants and retailers for everybody to enjoy. and the park the site now, will be complementary to all of that. we are so we look forward to partnering with the city and communities organizations to have the right programming, to have something for everybody this is what this about. diverse. we talked before we started a
diverse wave of event its is crazy to here but not everybody is a warrior's fan we want something for everybody that hen the goal. the park helps bring that together for all of us. >> we are so thankful for the partnership with ociiu mission bay develop employment mayor breed. supervisor dorsey, mayor's office and the port and mission bay community. and surface design, designs the park that we will see here. thank you to everybody, we can't wait to be standing here a year from now. as we cut the ribbon on this incredible park. with that, i would like to welcome speak of the mission bay neighborhoods our neighbor and my new friends a member of the mission bay cac that is sarah davis. >> thanks for coming out and having this day with us. what you are seeing here is years and years of people think burglar mission bay. when i grew upon here we moved
here when i was 7 the house boat upon community abandoned train yards with jack rabbits and a group partnered with all city friends, some are in this room, to envisionmation bay and sat at tables with building blocks about what ideas the whole community would have. and what it needed to be an addition to the city. you know when i was a little girl, the mission rock would rent row boats row from mission rock to the ferry building and fishermachine's wharf, tic toc was down the way. everybody friday night you see along this strip, city workers gathering with their friends drinking beer and fishing along this water front. this area's had a history of people gathering and having a good time.
i think for the people in the community when we saw this all this mission bay come in fruition, we were not sure like how it was going to affect us. and when chachs center moved in and the ballpark moved in, it welcomed people to this neighborhood. and i think that the challenge now is that san francisco come down here and take the bayfront park and make it a san francisco park and recreate the tradition this is we had in the past. it has been a pleasure to be here and i wanted acknowledge that we stands on the shoulder of great people and acknowledge woods from the mission creek harbor who yea, there is not a city family that she did not touch. and i wanted to acknowledge her today because she would be proud of this. >> also you may want to explain what you mean by tic toc not. >> okay. so -- tic toc burger was on the
corner and weate there all the time. waitresses give my family christmas presents. and it was funny when than i upon went away it was only when spashs came in and chase center came in i saw our community gathering in the same way it had. >> [applause]. >> thank you, sailor's. i want to thank the mission bay cac and their work. the early residents of the community had a lot of input to where this community was designed, parks and buildings. now there are new residents we want to thank them. i think i want to thank everyone we will head over to dot actual dig. everyone make their way over here. 4, 3, 2, 1... there we go. that's all we are doing.