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and would you like to say a few words oh, okay (laughter). >> actually donna 0rg9d me to say a few words that was a command performance doug go away i have a few things to say about you (laughter) first of all. >> said you'd never tell. >> first of all i wanted to recognize the talents and the effort and the energy that went into this incredible project and obviously the pal lettuce of fine arts and the bay lights i hope you'll be seeing later those are the tlants all i did was write checks that's a lot easier believe me i have one other inform comments
that is, i was going to wear actually some kind of a attire that was symbolic of the era we're celebrating and thelma stole my outfit so you know i'm sorry i had to be in street cloths otherwise you'd seen me in that ladies and gentlemen, i'm very, very privileged to be here this evening and want to recognize you know two or three of my close friends and people that i think contributed to this throughout our world standing, of course, to the great secretary of state george schultz george by most accountant p of people he collectively feel that george should have been president of
the united states (clapping.) and he makes the greatest scrambled eggs you can ever image and, of course, the inquestionable charlotte a very, very close friend and companion and wife and charlotte you bring is special gift to san francisco things in san francisco has your imprint. >> thank you on behalf of all of us tonight (clapping) >> how can you describe willie brown. (laughter) it would take too long >> willie (laughter) too long too long. >> i do have to tell you a short story about willie brown which is actually a two-story years ago must have been 20 or
25 years ago when willie was speaker of the house i hadn't met him and 50e78gd i hadn't accomplished much in my life as yet but had the honor of introducing willie i don't know if you remember the function but i caught up to him and said speaker brown could you give me assistance how would you like me to refer to you and he said your worship would be fine (laughter) so your worship i've continued to use that you're a wonderful man and yaeths e emission to my life the one thing i want to say at the outset i get hypnotized by donna's dress that is party
time in san francisco yeah. >> okay. (clapping.) >> and for the past year we've been celebrating of the hundred anniversary of the panama exhibition we've heard about it from donna and clearly it is wonderful edifice behind me is an example as well as the pal list of fine art we're graergdz e craig's our party lights with this we've had a wonderful show at the time pal list of the lights i've not seen that look more beautiful and then today you know we - >> listen i'll i tell you i spent half my life trying to
satisfy donna with her financially ingress so no way this is a wonderful, wonderful occasion i'm privileged to be here i think that what we're going to see i don't know exactly what we're going to see but mayor ed lee oh, my god you came this is you're showing i know anyway i've introduced the other people of title so i thank you for the opportunity to have you stand mayor ed lee and give you a hand of applause okay (clapping) you know collect for that so i think i've extend my time limit that was two minutes and actually, i think i've gone 2 minutes and 30 seconds all i want to say at this point is it's party time okay.
>> (clapping.) goodbye thank you all right. >> thank you, again, for your generosity i know you already met jim fte land i have to give my special thanks to one of the most charming men and one of the most daring he hijacked me took me up to the top i wasn't someplace i was supposed to be i want you to give him cheers with his son here tonight and wife he's a dear friend of mine and i really, really do love him (clapping) >> i want to invite my long time friend someone that needs no introduction count of thousands of hours of her time to make san francisco and the bay area a
better and certainly a more fun place charlotte schultz. >> you stay right here. >> okay. now (clapping) >> you know more about this than anybody this is your second life you came back this is the jewel city it is called that so okay standing in front of you right here is the jewel of san francisco of this centennial when mayor ed lee asked me to go and ask donna to be the law son i image i guess you can image in you know donna the enthusiasm yes let's go for it i don't know, there is any part of donna it's not enthusiastic so she's the crown jewel the necklace of the people putting this
celebration together and tale of two cities knows that nobody can say no to depositing in a is a matter of fact you said your parents fell in love here grandparent echo now tell me about this defy guy that give you a ring. >> first of all he's not here not because anything happened (laughter) he's a panama pacific collector and handsome and secret and loves charlotte and loves laura and willie and san francisco he also in los angeles. >> boo. >> but he's moving up here. >> yeah. >> and he gave me a ring based on a souvenir ring figured out where to get it duplicated hose
the charmer emulsifying to love him charlotte i should have asked you first it was a surprise it happened so facht and charlotte you're like a sister to me we've know each other a 4r07g9 and we're both libras. >> explicit you like that romance. >> now there's another person that is around here that had something to do with a lot of things around here a person that restored a lot of things the ferry building and restored did city hall was rasp when the opera house was restored and built itself library and doesn't knows why he hadn't restored us anyway that man is willie brown the former mayor of san
francisco come on up here couldn't you have restored us. >> i'm working on it. >> your a little bit late (laughter) not unusual for me and this ferry building was the first place that 18 million people came for the fair in 1915 and one of the first places they came to was the ferry building and here's the lights saying welcome to san francisco and we're going to light it during the earthquake it was one of the buildings that stood up to it but you restored it when you were mayor was did you user do to it. >> put up more bars or what (laughter). >> i inherited the responsibility to finish. >> do we know how to do that. >> i 4er7b9d the responsibility to 23ish was of the started by
mayor's that proceeding e proceeded we and the challenge to do it with it's historical significance at the forefront and not have it 2ur7d into was it has become something that no one would recognize and overloading we did it collectively and doing it was a great challenge and the private sector stepped up and put up lots of of the money. >> did you know todd i didn't and i didn't i would have all of his money as a matter of fact, i hardly knew donna it was a great, great opportunity and the sends of san francisco included included at the time mayor ed lee he was running one of the department to make sure this
facility happened and believe it or not the first office i had was city hall i stopped be many the ferry building. >> did you say rent. >> i find out i couldn't afford it (laughter) >> you know the first one i see in san francisco is when you looked at market street when you were mayor you tried to restore market street as ever mayor did. >> yes. i think the collection of us did reasonably well until 5th street and now it is up 6th street and going all the way to van ness avenue and doing one hell have a job i walk it now in peace (clapping.) what we're supposed to do i believe yourself that wondering why we're up here.
>> i believe they 23gd we're going to get the mike one way or another but charlotte you'll have what's been done and when i was out at the palace of fine arts hanging out with tale of two cities and the other people i was frankly amazed people thought donna was half the original. >> you really restored her and she was so authentic she know about what actually occurred it was like she was telling the story of let's say one the events you actually put on over the last thirty years of your involvement that with the city it was incredible in which the way it was laid and she impressed the bar. >> she brought it back and when
they come came to all avenue united states talking about up until the time up the lights in 1915 with the ferry it was a challenge lots of money she did it. >> i feel i've got to tell you when she called me and said i've got the money wow, i took the call nornl i don't take the call. >> anyway we were talking about market street how the mayor ed lee has restored like you did making market street work so you can look at the ferry building keep lighting up market street he's here hocking to light this place up. >> i think that's the reason we ought to give him that opportunity. >> do i want to say imagine about him.
>> not together. >> mayor ed lee everything this is all those wonderful things we talk about doing in san francisco he's so supportive in come ration overtime we've gone to him he's there and he's the person that lighting up this city and tonight are you ready to light up this building there. >> all right. mayor ed lee would you commissioner president illig please join us and have words and i'm sure that donna will start to come. >> ladies and gentlemen, mayor ed lee. >> (clapping.) okay. >> wow. charlotte and willie or on the they wonderful yeah. (clapping) tale of two cities and donna thank you very much so for your support we're doing this and thank you to the california historical 10esh9 and they've
been wonderful we've had a great exhibit and still on the rest of the year the pal list of fine arts how's everybody are you ready for new lights well, gosh what a wonderful time in the city wildfire been taxing about the bay 4r89s and how wonderful to brought a refreshing look at the city and people from other than the world are coming to see the bay lights i'm glad that money was rates and tale of two cities thanks to you and the people the private sectors joined the public sector and really willie lewis brown and together gosh so see those numbers 1915 on the feedback ferry building is exciting my
thoughts what were the innovators of that time one hundred years ago thinking about how were they moving themselves of themselves and ultimately talking to each other how this city will be successful they had 80 be looking at the future that was the world's fair was about taking the nomination at that time the telephone and transatlantic calls or the invention of the so or so many other things and tlooift u tloouft and allowing people that virtual that thanks to the ferry building and the city government and private donors i went or the loma linda earthquake approximately side was kroekd for a long, long time and the
clock that was a exchange to get this tower so i'm ready to turn on the switch about but before i do that i want to advise charlotte and whistling when it comes to restoring people there's an app for that laura already are we getting ready. >> i want charlotte willie and tale of two cities to come up here you're going to pull this golden type switch jim urge to keep he will coma on up and pull the switch and our wonderful fire chief no, no we're going to do the count down come on everybody we're going to give a count down come on get ready all right. jim you have to stand front come on jim okay. now is
everybody up here are we ready malcolm i see you out there okay. all right. we're going to start a count down from 10 jim from 10 >> 10. >> who's got their hand on the switch okay start the count down public utilities 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, yeah. (clapping) it's more beautiful than i ever imaged do you love it and now that is up until december 4th tell all your friends to come
and see it congratulations ♪ ♪ hello fresco hello hello fresco hello as a society we've basically failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good
food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over
teaching them basic ways to fix good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity foundation i ran into my friend we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night
life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been here about a year. >> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our
choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased.
>> i go for vera toilet so someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient what good is showing you them something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a
kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook. >> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people that are very young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to
keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country so our goal to 257bd or expand out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out
>> proceedings. commission, if you care to, do state your name for the record. i'd like to take roll at this time commissioner president fong commissioner wu commissioner antonini commissioner hillis commissioner moore and commissioner johnson and commissioner richards are present commissioners first on your agenda is consideration for items proposed for continuance item number one conditional use authorization is property until that april that 23rd 2015 and the next item the castro street