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at a green plays and s see what is happening. thank you. (clapping.) >> thank you kirsten it was beautiful ambassador i'd like to start introducing some of our important supporters supervisor farrell. >> thanks brad. >> all right. kids who loves playing soccer and thinks the u.s. is going to win. i'm supervisor farrell the supervisor representing district 2 i'm proud to be here with the mayor and the board of supervisors and the rec and park department i'm proud to be here as a supervisor but i'm proud to be here as a father 3 small children here in san francisco i'm excited to be here with brad and amber and kirsten thank you for your for coupling i had the opportunity to coach my sons soccer and this initiative
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couldn't be more important if we're to continue to attract families to our great cities and counterfeit the lives of our playing 2350e89dz is a no brainier a that's why i'm so supportive of this initiative at the board of supervisors we join with the mayor being champions of creating new playgrounds in san francisco and making sure that the existing praugdz are available for all year round this gives us our children experience and fight obesity and builds community in san francisco. you know, every weekend with my children we go out and their placing support we go out to all sport fields we have to go to treasure island are different part of town but we need to do better as a city this initiative
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is key and i hope you join me and get our kids out there playing thank you very much. (clapping.) >> thank you supervisor farrell before i introduce the next sponsor supervisor supporting this initiative i want to acknowledge and thank supervisor yee and supervisor tang and supervisor mar who are up here as well (clapping) we can't say enough of thanks to this one spooert who's been here to improve playing fields is is supervisor wiener that's out ahead of that from the very beginning (clapping.) thank you. i'm scott wiener and the honor of representing sdribltd 8 we have if you're been at the mission bay pools or
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soccer fields we're doing great work for opportunity for kids and daylights deputies for everyone to get experience to play and have a healthier city we can't afford to backslide to make sure we have enough playing fields we have a sporj o shortage of baseball fields we need to do the work to make sure that everyone who wants to play sports and to engage if recreation isably to do so it's about kids and young kids and older kids and about adults and seniors and people in college everyone in this city having access to good recreation. we know that even though san francisco was recently rated as one of the top 5 biggest it
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cities in the u.s. we have an above average rate of tyrone type two diabetes we have to be focused to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to have visible recreation so let's win. thank you (clapping) >> we are also thankful to have the support from the leader of the board of supervisors. i hope you'll support him here's president chiu >> good afternoon kids is is the usa going to win and are we going to win in november. >> yeah. >> all right. let me tell you a couple of thing what we're doing today, this notice not just about your future as world-class three of those we
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know you're learning teamwork and cooperation and leaders someone who played soccer balanced what i was a kid in you don't play soccer well, you can grow up to be a supervisor or the mayor or a world-class soccer player i want to thank all the parents and coaches and taefbz you know how important is it is to move forward those young people in front of us represent the diversity of san francisco and the world. that he are in the and i city with the density it neighborhoods west of mississippi with the least amount of open space and fields it's important to move forward. identification proud when our san francisco board of supervisors move forward forward our playing fields in the beach of o lay we need to move forward
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so kids i have 3 words repeat. let kids play >> let kids play. >> let kids play. thank you very much. (clapping.) >> thank you, supervisor. i'd like to acknowledge hydra mendez from the board of education and maria prosecute the children's department of family and the rec and park department and other directors that will take us to the future. (clapping.) is a man that needs no introduction we're here because of him we're excited to have him the mayor that will fight mayor ed lee
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(clapping.) thank you, thank you. well, i wanted to join our board of supervisors the parent but the most important thing our kids any public comment? let the kids play. yeah. (clapping.) well, i want to thank city fields for working in partnership base this is a unique partnership you look across the city country how many of our cities are reinvesting in claurgsdz and doing it in a smart way you, you know, for every fields we work with to reinvestment in there's a possibly of saving one million gallons one million 5 hundred goggles of water is saved when we do those paris parks and this past year 2 thousand 4 hundred additional kids got to play in our parks how about that?
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76 additional hours (clapping) those kinds of things are important we're only a city of 49 square miles and we can't build you enough parks for all the kids we've got to reintensity and reenergy them i want to thank the board of supervisors i want to thank our rec and park director and the leadership of our education leaders and thanks all the people in the private sector susan thank you for leading the efforts with about city fields and the public (clapping) that i private partnership is important as we make sure we do our best to preserve what's best but allowing thousands of more kids could use them how about more hours of soccer kids >> yeah. >> so from garfield to
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correcter amazon to sunset to the mission all parks are welcoming kids we've got to do a better job let's keep visiting in our infrastructure make that a private-public deal go kids let's all do this. >> let kids play. let us play. let us play. let us play. let us play. let us play. thanks kids. two brief outlines before i turn it over to the big screen on the safekeeping plaza. first ma'am, grady member of the parks hallway lines thank you for your support and last but not least is you guys the kids because while we're up here
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working hard it's our excitement and your commitment to the neighborhoods in playing supporters that matters thanks guys >> thank you all for comingclo.
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>> good morning. thank you for coming to our celebration to recognize the start of the construction for the intrastate a 80. i have the prim for the contractor i've been breathing this for the last five or six year. this has a timeline there's a program in the back that gives a
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timeline and talk about the people that have made that a reality. it started in 2007 effort spearheaded but our form director and cowen to go ahead and get the state funding in the field 163 thank you for your effort. over the years we've day and night with hoof process approved and back in the 2007 timeframe the person that lid it was gak jack but if the early days in 2007 and i've had the pleasure of working with jack you get a process report we quota it in december of 2007 that helped to
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us start the process and to get it approved by december of 2011 in about a 3 year period we've got to approval and i want to give a special thanks to affidavit from a e coming and his staff and surging and from caltrain's. they were structurally in us getting the environmental approval and it can take some time. we went through our design effort this takes over 2 thousand plan sheets go into that for the advertising and bids and thanks to the folks at e come and particularly sam from 2007 also. we were lucky enough to get
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approved for right-of-way certification and a lot of you don't know about this that's itself part where the engineers don't know about the real estate end so we hired spectacular from the social from folks who led the effort for the federal land transfer it maples a transfer of land from the first-degree to the local agency we got a lot of pope hope from caltrain's and mark and others from the transportation authority. the coast guard is had a aphasia a basis and they own the island and we've about that working
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with the coast guard 81 thank you for helping us goat the license if the coast guard you need the appropriate license agreements that's part of the agreement. by july of intuitively we got the construction funding approved and allocated which for us what a happy at a we started up new year's attorneys in 2013 we got the folks from the golden gate bridge we're happy to be with them. i want to recognize the construction transportation team their here in the audience and managing the efforts and overseeing the team and
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>> the subcontractors we're happy to have them here special thanks to the consulting group in particular paul payroll everything has been r0ir7bd and cooperated through paul and his staff and also barbary coast staff thank you in terms of the hard work over the last week. i want to get to acknowledge some very special the treasure island team bob is working as the new director we've been working with him and city and counties his staff and some of the former staff the office of workforce and development michael and others. they were all part of the effort
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in terms of us coming together as locals to work and strategize how to get this work in high visibility in terms of obtaining the funding. a sincere thank you to caltrain's and h f w they had a lot of the folks thank you both for working with me in a manner be that was the best project management team i've worked with. and jeff was a big support his project is 96 prts funding. we have a number of key individuals you'll hear from but let's talk about itself history the island itself in particular
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the name of the island it had a interesting name it was called wood island and even goat island if you can imagine that the gold rush days there were a bunch of goats on accident i'd like and that's why but it was chingz changed in june of 1981. that was the original name the connections to the past is important but the connection to the future is a lot more important and the other speakers will discuss that and i have the pleasure of introducing our first speaker who's the mc for the event chang is the transportation authority person she fester the local sales tax
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and they're the congressmen management agency for san francisco so, please well billy chang (clapping.) thank you very much i need to grow a couple of photo for this job. thank you for you're opening remarks you and our deputy directors have done magic and the expanded partnerships on this project it's made smooth and rapid movement so i want to recognize our hard work in bringing this to this today let's give eric and his team a round of applause >> thank you paul for this fantastic weather and your team for really helping us with the
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beautiful event. so good morning, everyone on behalf of the agencies it's my pleasure and how were you to welcome you and to thank you for taxing the time. i don't know who us who had the least of this project to be here but i'm permitted for the honored. i want to recognize special gifts if nancy pelosi's office we have her person. we deeply appreciate elapse pelosis long partnering and helped with our plan. hose not here today but caltrain's director i'd like to thank him and recognize his support in the $9 million of state prop 1-b those were not
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easy to come by and thanks caltrain's and the director representing cltsz we'll her in bejohn today. from the metropolitan transportation commission i'm not sure if randy is here and andy we want to recognize their partnering and caltrain's allowing us to hook into the san francisco bay bridge. we have the honor of the president of the board of ida we'll hear from and, of course, current and past project directors as eric mentioned and michael kelly from the beginning when michael cowen was trying to make this work and we were led
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through the entire process and now bob we're lucky to have worked a strong team at the it'd district attorney now from the corporation we have other gentleman you may not know about the treasure island development project included a management program that the transportation authority will be proud of. and from my tropics authority board supervisor avalos supervisor in district 11 and supervisor jane kim be couldn't be here she had to leave for the domestic conventional but we have sunny anglo from her office so thank you sunny for being her. i'd like to recognize other folks grateful to dianne
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feinstein who led at this constitutional right i critical area and senator leno and have the support of governor schwarzenegger and other is in the past who helped us move through the project development process and, of course, thank the cpc. finally the mayor's lee and past and present always board of supervisors past and present deserve our thanks for the overall treasure island development. i'd be remiss if i didn't thank the former executive director for the original sponsor for this project. because of their and your efforts we're here to celebrate those projects as long as the
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east side project so as a colloquy project we recognize that couldn't have been made possible without the help of the people in this beautiful event. as with most projects of this field those days that's a product of a host of projects. the next few speakers will talk about the projects and the partnerships that made it possible with caltrain's and the treasure community members as well. the w b i east side ramps project is a $50 million project that's part of a larger overall one hundred million project that will enhance the safety for the tdr and the promise will replace the development of the island and we'll also insuring that the
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ramps are radio grateful addition and with the investment felt $50 million we'll be creating 14 hundred jobs in our local economy. suffice it to say for the caltrain's folks as well. i want to say thank you to the folks who get our project duplicate. for the golden gate bridge team dave we're happy to have other folks thank you, brian for your leadership. the golden gate bridge will construct a new ramps to the san francisco bnl and we've been on time and under budget through the design and phase and confident they'll continue.
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we're thrilled and grateful that the golden gate bridge company has pledged to finish this we want them to know we're they've for their proclamation. we look forward to hearing from mayor folks. by the way, all the trucks were bought by one or more of our dbi firms. many of you are here from the dbi side of the house. thank you very much. this is what economic development looks like a so thank you and paul i don't know if there's a way to keep all the machinery here i think my four yearly and others would be ecstatic to look like this.
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now without further ado, let me electro a champion our leader at the transportation authority and that is supervisor avalos (clapping) thank you, kelly. >> it's great to be here. i live in a land log district of san francisco the excelsior district we don't see water but we can see the top of bay it's great to see the new city and the bridge and the ramps go up and the equipment that will be doing the work. and it's an amazing site for the tropics. as chair of the transportation authority i want to thank you all for being her and want to
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thank you for your efforts so far in bringing up in project to fruition we have a ways to go but i'm happy to know we're on target. the construction of the westbound ramp simplified this the yerba buena island development. 17 years ago the u.s. navy closed it's basis and since then we've worked to approve 0 responsible and thought fulfill plan that will meet the needs of this area as a city as a whole. the future plan we at the board of supervisors approved hours for 20 thousand residents and new and upgraded roads including ferry terminal and extend bus
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services. this will expand the number of resident who will go live here. there's a planned transportation hub that is 15 percent walk and getting around and spending time here about will be different like with bused and ferries and so on. we're proud that the treasure island will be for the city and beyond a great benefit. with our many partners claiming the treasure island authority and the 0 deprivation and the workforce development have come together it's because of this collaborative effort we're on schedule to make our target will construction date of summer of
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2015. i thank you all especially eric and other for their leadership in getting the job done and done well, with sensitivity to the community. those west rams will provide access and improvements and act as a bridge across the bay. we also create jobs. i am proud that we're critiquing prevailing wage jobs with san francisco companies and retained with those investments. i want to recognize the golden gate bridge company and thank them for the 12 percent dbi contempt on this project. thank you all for being here. i'm happy