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julie from day one, she was with san francisco -- with your organization, maria, you know, the director. i remember that. and then she jumped to muni. and that's fine. but chronologically certain areas are suffering. and we have no representation. we have no representation whatsoever. it's a joke. try to ride the 3rd street light rail. it's a joke. [bell dings] guns, knives, dirtiness, rowdiness. what about safety. what about quality of life issues. you can talk ad nauseam about this, that and the other, what about quality of life issues. i like to be told the truth. but you have to speak truth to power. thank you very much.
>> chair: seeing no other members of the public on this item, public comment is closed. [gavel] thank you for that brief, compressed update. is there any introduction of new items? i'm sorry, commissioner mandelman. >> i was going to express appreciation for chilly chang and ben rosenfield, who had done so much work to pull the group together. we have only had one meeting of the full group, but subgroups meeting. i thought the first meeting, it give me a little bit of hope that, you know, if you put smart folks in the room and start getting feedback from people from other systems, that we may figure some things out and get sort of path forward that is helpful. i felt really good about the first meeting. i want to thank everyone in the mayor's office as well for their help in pulling it all together. >> chair: thank you for that closing comment on this ongoing item that we will hear more
about. is there any introduction of new items? seeing none. any -- commissioner walton? >> supervisor walton: thank you, chair peskin. moving pretty fast today, huh. >> well, it's been two hours. >> supervisor walton: just briefly. we've been hearing a lot from our constituents lately. and i've definitely personally experienced as recently as this past weekend, inadequate and inconsistent transit service, we're experiencing on the t-third light rail. the mission bay platform construction, with the bus substitutions and the shuttles, more frequent and reliable, in addition to the "t" line. i'd like to ask the transportation authority to conduct a study, bringing back bus service on 3rd street. bring back the 15 and potentially routing it to connect with exsettlor and the bart rain to -- station to the
south. >> chair: all right. noted. with that is there any general public comment? >> a call for the calvary to come. [laughter] to your rescue. sounded like that. so i'm asking the supervisors. when we have our projects that do the asphalting, somehow we should keep in mind our children, school children, our youth and our elders when they cross from one side to the other. we kind of have those things -- the asphalt.
and you don't have the crossing lines in place. three months now. on san bruno. and i have spoken here four times. you know, i have to stand there and see that our kids are safe. i have to ask like a policeman. why isn't m.t.a. doing their job? why isn't m.t.a. talking to somebody. do you all have a check list when you do the asphalting, the contractor did this, the work, asphalting, whatever. but did he put in new crosswalks, you know, after you asphalt over them. you talk about zero vision. and all of this grade grandiose type of concepts. the basic things you don't do. go to san bruno. i want it fix within 24 hours.
otherwise i'm going to paint the crosswalk. [bell dings] it's disgusting. four times i came here to the board of supervisors and i brought this to your attention. does anybody have the power in the city hall to make one call and get that work done within 24 hours? otherwise i'm going to paint it. [laughter] i really will paint it. thank you very much. >> chair: next speaker. >> hi, i'm here to talk about a new item. i don't know if it's number 11 or number 10. am i allowed to speak on -- >> chair: yes, this is general public comment. >> it's number 11 then. i'm talking about i'm from the citywide council for the senior around disabled. you've seen me before here. my name is mary woo.
i am the secretary. we have -- we have a problem with house rules that dictate our behavior. and we ought to have the right to participate in the making of the amendments. we don't have a grievance process. we don't have an oversight board, which is required by the city. >> chair: so, ma'am, i don't want to cut you off. this is the transportation authority. >> that's why i was asking whether it's number 10 or number 11. >> chair: well, this is -- this is a body that disperses the sales tax and has other -- >> oh, sigh. >> chair: i did hear your public comment last week and brought you to my office with regard. i'm happy to continue that conversation. >> okay. am i employed to speak during
number 11 on the agenda items? >> chair: that's what this is. >> this is number 11. >> chair: this is general public comment. i want to inform you you're at the transportation authority. this afternoon we meet at the board of supervisors. if you want to talk about the rad program and house rules, it's probably -- we should probably go back to my office and work on that together. >> okay. >> chair: i did ask my staff to work with you, as a number of rad projects. >> i wanted to keep all of the supervisors aware that we would like you to get involved and help us to halt the process, that has been going on, where we have been excluded as a tenant body. we are here for tenant advocacy. and we were not informed of any of the meetings that were being held two months at a time. every two months. and that's been happening since 2015.
thank you. >> chair: thank you. and i have been trying to arrange and maybe you've had contact with the mayor's office of housing, this seems to have originate. you're welcome to come to my office after this meeting. >> we will. thank you. >> chair: thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'd like to provide a corporate commuter bus update. records request indicates that there are now 100 authorized buses at 24th and church in the morning. that means there's over 200 buses all day on 24th street. that does not include the buses that are dead-heading to begin a run in millie valley. m.t.a. never placed a limit on the number of buses. the caltrain presentation today collides with the s.f. champ hub study that we did about two years ago, where 45% of the potential commuters, on the
commuter buses, indicated that they would optimistic -- opt to drive if they traveled to a hub location. caltrain is a hub location. it's not out the front door. so unfortunately it doesn't seem that that's going to relieve any of the pressure off the 24th and church. the buses continue to idle in stage, awaiting for a time point departure, especially on castro and 25th street. and that entire area. we even have one us about that goes up to castro and caesar chavez and does a three-point u-turn, because you can't navigate the intersection and does that in the morning. there's over 1,000 issued stickers on the buses. and about 720 or so buses that operate in the city. [bell dings] but that number is really reflecting a low number, because
buses for facebook and genetey make multiple trips back to the city. 700 plus trips in the morning and the afternoon. so needless to say, with over 200 buses in noe valley, you know, i think we're exasperated and getting very, very concerned about it. thank you. >> chair: thank you for that comment and thank you for constantly tracking that and giving us that information. seeing no other members of the public for general public comment, public comment is closed. and this meeting is adjourned. [gavel]
>> mayor breed: i just figured everybody would be at work and it would be a couple of us today. but i see the cole valley community came out. thank you so much for being here today at wooden, one of the newest establishments right here in the cole valley community. this is an amazing neighborhood. so many great places like
reverie and the ice cream bar and zazie. this is an incredible place to enjoy the day. there's wine that you can buy. there is a postal service. there is hardware. anything that you want is located in this community. it's one of the best-kept secrets in san francisco. i know that because i come out here and hide a lot. [ laughter ]. >> mayor breed: but of course the community, they recognize me because i served as a supervisor and one of the things that we know happens sometimes with our small businesses, they get caught up in the bureaucracy, when all they want to do is provide a service to the community. this is a neighborhood where people know one another, where they walk down the street and see one another, where they hang out in places like this to enjoy each other's company. where we have watched kids grow up in this neighborhood. the fact that small businesses
which oftentimes are run by the owners of the small businesses, the fact that they have to deal with so much bureaucracy makes me crazy. one of the things i have said we need to do time and time again is can you tell the bureaucratic red tape that gets in the way of allowing our small businesses to just exist and be enjoyable for communities like cole valley. [ applause ]. >> mayor breed: so i'd like to use this as an example, and let me pause for a minute and recognize captain bailey and the folks from park police station and the people who keep our community safe. we really appreciate you. [ applause ]. >> mayor breed: but when i was supervisor, val, you remember this, free gold watch. you all know that, the pinball
machines in that place. so free gold watch, an incredible place. there were pinball machine tournaments, there were activities, a place where the community came together. well, unfortunately it discovered after they opened that they were basically not in compliance with the law. years ago in the 1980s when we thought that video games were going to destroy young people, destroy civilization as we know it, all these laws were created that limited the ability to have these arcade locations within the certain area of the school or a park or gas station and all this craziness. i just couldn't believe it that we could potentially lose this amazing institution because of some dated laws. of course, it's not just about creating new laws, but about fixing the old laws that put us in this situation in the first place. we got rid of that. free gold watch and all these
other amazing places are open to bring back our childhood for most of us who lived through that time. this is no exception, where i think you just -- if you just wanted to basically have music and sell a little bit of wine and beer for a comedy night. what he had to go through has been crazy because of some laws that were passed that impact neighboring communities which is sometimes unfair. what we are doing today is making it easier for small businesses to provide what i think is a basic community service. of course, when you're watching comedy, you have to have wine or beer or some kind of beverage in your hand to just enjoy it. because most of the comics sometimes aren't even funny. [ laughter ]. >> mayor breed: so here we are.
trying to make it easier for our small business community and sign this legislation. my commitment to addressing what we know is a real challenge around how small businesses are able to survive and thrive in this city is important to me. dealing with our empty store fronts, coming up with new solutions, both with changes to our policies but also with financial investments. even if we can't get rid of certain fees, i do think it's important that we continue through the mayor's office of economic and workforce development under the leadership of qua -- joaquim torez to make sure we are working with small businesses to do facade improvements and many others. this is how we're going to get there and the board of supervisors who has been incredibly focused.
even before she was on the board of supervisors where she served as a legislative aid for two previous supervisors, i was one of those supervisors, there was no one more committed to supporting small businesses and being responsive to the community than your supervisor, district 5 supervisor, val brown. [ applause ]. >> i just want to thank a few people. i have them written down. i want to first thank the mayor. i want to thank the team at o.e.w.d., ben, when we were doing this legislation, it was grinding. just because it was pushed out, came back. ben would come back and think he had a way to do that. i want to thank my aide in the corner hiding like normal. [ applause ].
>> he kept saying, we can do it, we can do it. i want to thank the chamber of commerce. they were there all along coming to meetings and speaking in favor. the council of district merchants. and really especially the cole valley community. when this came to me -- i have to say, though, this is kind of a bit of a strange groundhog day for me. when we talked about this, actually planning came to us ten years ago and asked us to clean up a lot of the regulations around these kind of restrictions for businesses, because they said they were archaic, hurting small business. you have to remember ten years ago we were in a downturn, the economic downturn. we just didn't have time or the bandwidth to deal with it. when this came back to me ten years in the making, that happened with clean power. i started clean power and finished it in supervisor
breed's office. this was ten years in the making again. but this time i said, hey, you know what? this is a heavy lift, but we need to do this for small businesses. we need to do this for the person that comes every morning, opens up their door, is here serving coffee, is here cutting your hair, giving you some of the best cheese you've ever had at say cheese. we need to do this for small business. they're struggling. we, as a city, should be doing everything we can to keep small businesses in place and to open small businesses. we need to be able to take the regulations away that hurt them, to take the time it takes to open a small business. i don't know how you can afford to pay for a space for a year to 18 months before you even have a business. how is that possible?
you have to probably save for two years just to open a small business. so we have to say no. we have to make sure that we protect small businesses. because, look, i lived in lower haye for 20 years and then i moved into this community. i feel it's a mayberry. i walk down the street and know everybody. i can go from one store to another and get what i need for my everyday needs and meet the people that i absolutely adore on these streets. so we have to keep these neighborhood corridors vibrant. if we don't have vibrant neighborhood corridors, what does that do? that affects the whole entire community. when the neighbors came to me, cole valley, and said, look, we really support this business. they want a simple beer and wine
license so he can have comedy night. how many times does a neighborhood come to you and say we want this business of a beer and wine? usually it's the owner, right? i said, wow, steve, you must have done something right in this neighborhood because they absolutely loved steve and said, steve, we want you to be here and successful. the least i could do was take this legislation and push it through. now, it took me three times before it went through l.a.n. use and i had third time is a charm and we got it through. we did it and we all worked together, and it was unanimous at the board. i want to thank everyone who was involved. there was so many people who came out for public comment. people behind the scenes saying this is what we need. steve, you came to those public comments. your staff watched the store while you came. your café. you waited and spoke three
times. i'm sorry. we shouldn't be doing that to small businesses. so really appreciate your time becau because, steve, you helped the whole city. you helped the whole city when the supervisors heard your story and they said, we've got to help this person, this small business, you helped the whole city. so you're an activist. [ applause ]. >> so that point i'm going to introduce steve wikwire that owns this marvelous café and give you a few words. thank you. [ applause ]. >> thank you all for being here. so some of you know i opened this shop after working in san francisco for ten years.
i wanted to bring my passion and dedication for really high-end coffee service to cole valley, where i thought it was needed. it's been really awesome and amazing being able to contribute to this community. with this legislation passing, we'll be able to contribute more, namely, staying open later, providing beer and wine service, and doing really fun comedy shows here that i think will just breathe some new life into the neighborhood and add to the mix around here. i really just want to thank our district supervisor vallie brown and her team for supporting this. [ applause ]. >> if we do want to see more small businesses opening and being run by community members,
people who want to serve their communities. it just needs to be a little bit easier to do. we need more pathways for these businesses to grow and adapt as they move forward. so that's really what this is all about. all of your support has made that happen here, so thank you all so much. [ applause ]. >> thank you. up next is rodney fong. >> thank you, steve. congratulations. i feel like it's a new day. it's a fresh breath of air. it literally is a chamber of commerce day here in san francisco. i want to thank mayor breed, supervisor brown for being champions of this legislation. all of the points you bring up about the vitality of san francisco, how important it is for our streets to be filled
with people and to get involved with businesses. at the chamber of commerce we've put an emphasis on small businesses. i feel growing up in a small business and running our wax museum down at fishermen's wharf, creativity is the secret sauce. if we can give entrepreneurs the ability to be cultivators of things, we're going to do well. i'm happy to be here. i hope we have many, many more opportunities like this. congratulations to the planning department and clearing some of the red tape. hopefully we can get more businesses open here this san francisco. thank you very much for coming, and congratulations to you. [ applause ]. >> mayor breed: thank you, rodney. before we sign this legislation, i just want to thank our two small business commissioners for
being here today. thank you so much. steve, who is the president of the commission and sharkie, one of the newest sworn-in commissioners because of his challenges with his small business here in san francisco. so you really have some champions helping to push forward the kinds of policies that hopefully will make a difference for our small business community here in san francisco. now, let's get this piece of legislation signed. [ applause ] [ applause ] [♪]
>> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses, and challenges residents to do their shopping within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services in our neighborhood, we help san francisco remain unique, successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i am the owner of this restaurant. we have been here in north beach over 100 years. [speaking foreign language]
staff, to elected officials, board members, mayor appliappli and our trusted partners at sales force. i couldn't be happier to host you all on this yard just opened for our new school year after four years in the making. it is a prime example of what investment in our public schools can look like. four years ago, mark benniof, along with the mayors and superintendents from oakland and san francisco, stood on this very same yard to celebrate the third year of the sales force grant. at that time, there was success to celebrate. wifi in every middle school, computers and ipads available to every school, the established of the principal's innovation fund. we may not have appreciated how much more celebrating there was to come. to date, we've now seen over $40
million invested in the students of san francisco unified school districts. [ cheering and applause ]. >> and $20 million invested in the students at oakland unified. [ cheering and applause ]. >> this has had incredible results in math, computer science, and college readiness throughout both of these great cities. what i want to share with you today is what this means for presidio and what i observed seeing these transformations. not just to our physical environments but to our students' lives. here is an example of what our community has seen since 2013. increased student access to and interest in coding and robotics. teachers and students
collaborating in online environments in every classroom in our school. in addition to our beautiful new space, our community enjoys partnering directly with sales force volunteers who have supported our teachers throughout the school in creating welcoming environments for learning. we know that our students thrive when we can surround them with the support of everyone in the community, from teachers to volunteers to corporate partners to parents. i'd now like to personally thank and introduce mark benniof co-c.e.o. and chairman of sales force who has championed this great, incredible, amazing work for our students. [ cheering and applause ] .
>> thank you so much for coming today. it's a gorgeous day and always the hottest day when we do these announcements. i just want to say you have an amazing team up hear that i want to call out. we have principal dunbar. thank you for everything you're doing. [ cheering and applause ]. >> and we have two of our fabulous mayors here in san francisco and oakland, mayor breed and mayor shaw. thank you. [ cheering and applause ]. >> and we have our amazing team here of our superintendents kyle and vincent, thank you for everything that you're doing. [ applause ]. >> we have anthony from the sales force foundation too. thank you, ebony. [ cheering and applause ]. >> doing work like this really does take a team. one member of our team is not up here and we're thinking a lot about him.
that is ed lee. it was really mayor lee that had the vision that we felt so strongly about to work on the 12 middle schools. that was seven years ago and now we can see today here is this incredible manifestation of our middle schools getting rebooted and it's in his memory that we're doing this work. let's remember him and let's say thank you as well to all of you for being here. thank you for your support of our kids. thank you to the kids also. so thank you guys for coming here. [ cheering and applause ]. >> one thing about doing this is the kids are always like, this is boring, when is it over? it's going to get worse before it gets better. [ laughter ]. >> i apologize. no, it's okay? you're interested in this? all right. all right. then let's do it.
thank you, principal dunbar for welcoming us to this beautiful presidio middle school and to you and all the staff at presidio that make a difference for our kids. thanks to our great partners and all of our leaders and great principals here. if you're a principal in san francisco or oakland, would you just stand up and be recognized. [ cheering and applause ]. >> you know, these principals who are on the frontlines every single day in these schools and with these kids doing this leadership work. they have our best hopes with them. as part of our program, as our
principal innovation program, gets $100,000 a year over the last seven years to do what they think they need to do for their schools. i admire their creativity and desire to improve the education of each school, but i just want to thank them for their hard work and dedication to the schools. it's so powerful. and i also want to thank the kids. thank you for all of your hard work too and everything you're doing to have a great education. because i'll tell you, the best ideas for our schools come from our kids. as we've been working with the schools, of course we have ideas and our visions and we remember when we were in school or when we were in middle school, but what it means to be in middle school today is different than what i was when i was in middle school. thank you to you guys for keeping us in touch with what's important and using your voices and also speaking your truth and
saying what you really want for your school. it's the kids actually before you who have graduated and over there at george washington high school who said that they wanted a new playground, that that was very important to them. you can thank them because they used their voices and said that's what they wanted. that's why we're here very much today. keep in mind as you go forward that we want to hear from you, what you're doing. we're all here because of you. we're all here because we believe in each and every one of you. we believe in your future and we believe that you are going to create an amazing future. we've had our chance. our chance is over. [ laughter ]. >> now it's your chance. so we're looking for you to be the leaders and to take us forward and hope fulfully. i'm here as your neighbor, not just a c.e.o. when it comes to our public schools, a lot of people say
they want to help but they don't know how to. well, a few years ago ago, some of you heard this story before, i came over here, walked through the door, and i said to the principal, how can i help? what can i do? that's a message for each and every one of us. the principal is the local c.o. of that school. all we have to do is knock on that door and say, how can we help you? every c.o. can adopt a public school. every company can adopt a district. every one of us can do something. i think that that is what is so powerful. ultimately, it's the connection with the principal that's so important the more work that we've done in the public schools, we just get reminded of that over and over again. in my mind, i always say how do i make presidio the best school on the planet? each of us wants the best for our kids and make these the best
schools that we can. so often it's the principal that knows how to make that happen. thank you to our principals. thank you for what you're doing. this has been an amazing process for me. as i've been working on presidio middle school, i've had a lot of friends who have gone through this school and i didn't know that when i started the process. i'll tell them this story. i've adopted this school and this is what we're doing and so forth. different friends of mine have said, i have went there, did you know i went there, one of our board members went there. the amazing thing happened is my mom came to me and said she was here for one year. [ laughter ]. >> isn't that amazing? so my mom was here for one year. i don't know how she did that. i don't even know how that happened, but luckily i got some kudos from my mom when i said we're working on presidio middle school. so we so stronger believe at sales force that we're here for
all of our stakeholders, not just the shareholders. we're here to serve communities, public schools, everyone who is part of san francisco, oakland, or anywhere we're doing business. we're thinking about the bigger picture. that is how we guide our company's management and our leadership. this is part of our mission. that's who we are at sales force. that's very much why for the last seven years sales force has forged really an unprecedented collaboration with the school districts of san francisco and oakland. we are happy to be their largest b benefactors to support them. our journey has only started. we are at the beginning of what we can do with the schools. we are committed to the long term for our schools. we are there for our districts and for all of you.
it's why we adopt public schools at sales force, 34 of them in the bay area. 100 around the world that have the same spotlight on them that presidio does. here we have a commitment that every one of our senior vice presidents at sales force has a adopt a public school. it's part of their responsibility. this school is my school, so they lucked out. [ laughter ]. >> but a lot of the schools have the same level of attention and support. our colleagues who i want to thank and who are here have given 4 million hours in volunteerism since we started the company. if you're a sales force employee, raise your hand so i can thank you. [ applause ]. >> i'll tell you, these results,
it's really working. we monitor if we're doing the right things. we see these incredible results for san francisco and oakland. for full-time teachers for math and technology. a surge of kids who are enrolled in stem and computer science. more young women and more students of color. higher attendance rates. higher math scores. higher grades. you guys all have to get higher grades now, isn't that good news? that's what we're expecting you to be in school more and have higher grades because of this. this year we're going to give another $17.2 million to san francisco and oakland public schools. incredible. [ applause ]. >> i'm excited that we've given more than $67 million to these local schools. congratulations to you. we are well on our way to giving
$100 million to local san francisco and oakland public schools. i hope that is just the beginning. [ applause ]. >> you know, i mentioned mayor lee and mayor lee is no longer with us, but our work together today is an homage to his life and legacy. we see the results of the partnership right here at presidio. when i adopted this school, i asked the students, what do you want? and they said, we want more fun. i said, well, what does more fun mean? well, we want more fun at school. what does that mean? we want more computers, better networking, faster networks, better, faster wifi. and we want to have a better playground too. is this a better playground? >> yes. >> did you like the prison yard that we had for you here before? no.
we thought it was designed by one of the best prison yard design groups. you voted to change it, so we did. where is ron who designed the playground? right over here, ron. [ cheering and applause ] thank you, ron. because when the kids said we wanted a new playground, we hired ron. he is one of the top playground designers in the world. he's done a lot of amazing things. he came over here and he said, my vision of a school playground is just a big pile of dirt that kids can play in and create whatever they want, that i admire the creativity of kids. and i thought maybe that wasn't going to go over very well. but ron is still after that idea. then we came up with a huge vision for what the playground could be. then the kids who were here
before you said we don't like that. that's not a very good idea. we said, fine, why don't we work together. so we created a class where those kids could work with us and ron. for a year they designed the playground you now have. so this playground is designed by the students of the middle school. that is pretty cool. if you're liking it and feeling like they made the right decisions, you should really congratulate them. if you don't like the decisions they made, they're right over there at george washington, and you can go talk to them about it. with a help of a grant at sales force, we teamed up with the school's security guard to start a new book club. some of the students in the club were able to attend a book event with the author angie thomas.
[ applause ]. >> i'm trying to give you inspiration that everyone here can adopt a public school. to walk down a few blocks from your house just like i did. to knock on the door of the principal just like i did and let that journey unfold for you. it's very exciting. the most important thing is to listen to the kids because they have the answers. they represent the future of our world. that's why we do this work, so that they have the education they need to be successful in the future and to take care of us because we're getting old. we're going to need you to take care of us. thank you very much, all of you. thanks to all of you for being here. we're so grateful to everyone. thank you. [ applause ]. >> mayor breed: i'm next. thanks to sales force and mark beniof and all the work that you have done to change lives in san
francisco. what's so amazing about sales force and their incredible leader, mark, is that public service is embedded in what this company stands for. it's not providing software only, which is a great resource to have, but it's making sure that we are all doing our part to give back and support our surrounding community. i'm so proud you're a native san franciscan. we appreciate all you have done and will continue to do to improve the lives of all san franciscans. thank you so much, mark. [ applause ]]. >> mayor breed: i've got to say mayor shaf thinks it is san francisco and is surprised that the rich man is shining bright
with the sun. every now and then the sun shines on the west side of san francisco. i can't help but go back to my time i spent in san francisco. i wasn't probably as well behaved as some of the kids are here today. in middle school, i was a handful. in fact, i'd always have to go to our girls' counselor's office and say it wasn't me this time. the thing about the teachers and principal, they never gave up on me. they supported, encouraged, listened to me. school was my sanctuary. coming from a community -- i lived in public housing. there was a lot of challenges in my community. i was so blessed to have incredible teachers, counselors
and principals. i played french horn at franklin ben and i wasn't that bad at it. the opportunity to be a part of an incredible community was what inspired me to want to also give back. because i wanted to make sure that every young person in this city had an opportunity to succeed and to do whatever they want to do in life. there are people who invested in me at a time when i didn't understand what it meant to support the efforts and the work that i was doing in school. now i get it. they were preparing me for a better future. that is our responsibility. it is a responsibility that i don't take lightly. sales force has been at the forefront of really investing, but also holding others accountable to do more to invest in our young people. we have the resources right here in san francisco. there was a real disconnect between my community and what
was happening downtown in the financial district. a real disconnect between all the possibilities that existed in this city. it's why i started opportunities for all, to make sure that every high school student has access to a paid internship. i know sales force provides incredible internship opportunities so these young people can learn firsthand what happens in the world of finance, technology, or any industry they choose to be a part of. whether they want to take over when mark retires in a couple of years. [ laughter ]. >> mayor breed: he says you have to take care of him on top of taking his job. whether -- i mean, i'm term limit out eventually. we're going to need new mayors, councilors, principals. we're going to need the next generation to not only take over the world in all these amazing positions, but we're also going to need you to save our planet.
there is a lot of work to be done and it starts right here, making sure that no child is left behind, no matter their financial circumstances, no matter if they were raised like i was by my grandmother in public housing, no matter where they come from in the four corners of this city, we want to make sure that we invest in our young people and that they have successful. that's what today is about. yes, it is a significant contribution, larger than any we've received in the city, but it's a personal commitment from mark beniof and sales force, many of our officials and others, to do better, to make sure we are taking care of our young people every single day. it matters. it's the difference between what happened in my family. i became mayor and, sadly, my brother is still incarcerated. i lost a sister to a drug overdose. this is the same family, the
same community. what a difference it makes when you make the right investment. so let's make sure that we listen to what mark is talking about. all of the companies out there in san francisco, we're coming for you so that you can take care of our kids and our future. [ cheering and applause ]. >> mayor breed: we all have to start taking responsibility for everybody else's kids too. that's what today is about. i want to make sure that ten years from now that these young people are prepared for the future, they're prepared to take over our jobs. i can tell by the look in their eyes that they're going to do just that. so today is a celebration. thank you all so much for joining us here today. at this time, i want to introduce my sister from across the bay. she's making it happen in
oakland and she's doing great things every single day on housing, on education. i'm just so grateful to have a partner to address so many of the challenges that we know we face in some incredible cities by the bay. ladies and gentlemen, oakland mayor, libby schaaf. >> i brought the oakland weather with me. >> it is so good to be here in our bay area. we may have two cities, but we have one bay. we have one bay area. we know that we rise or fall togeth together. also in memory, since you invoked the memory of our mayor ed lee, someone who lived the values of regionalism. one thing i hope you all know
about the mayors of oakland and san francisco is we are home-grown girls and we are graduates of our public school system. [ cheering and applause ]. >> now, i want to pile on to london's challenge to the corporate community. there is a lot of talk these days about shareholder responsibility, how that is a thing of the past and we need to move on to stakeholder responsibility. i challenge other companies to do what sales force has done. that is put your money where your mouth is and put your love where your money is. the fact that sales force does not just pay lip service to the idea of corporate responsibility but they invest deeply and they invest with humility.
i don't know if i've ever heard a c.e.o. use the word "listen" so much in a speech. i know you have not heard a lot of c.e.o. speeches, but i have. it's not a verb that comes up often. sales force approaches this partnership with our school district with a huge sense of humility, with a curiosity and a desire to learn from you young people who are the stakeholders. that is something that i think has made you successful in business, but it is also making you a success in our community. the fact that you don't just write a check, look at the love of all these blue-shirt-wearing geeks in the back row. notice they let the kids sit in the shade and they are roasting in the sun back there. that is love.
now, i want to talk about what excites me so much specifically about the investment in oakland. young people, we throw around this $8.7 million. let me say it in the long form $8,700,000. okay. think of a stack of $1 bills. that's some serious cash. that is just this year. i just want to recognize that since you began partnering with oakland, you have increased your investment every year. [ cheering and applause ]. >> since london had a go back in your time machine, you're going to have to indulge me a little bit too. we all can picture in our minds that teacher, that teacher that changed our lives, that teacher who is the reason that we
developed the confidence, the vision, maybe the hutspah to be where we are today. what excites me about this year's investment from sales force is a new focus on teacher recruitment and retention. [ applause ]. >> teachers like ms. ducatz. she was my dance teacher at skyline high school. when i started running for mayor, she would show up at all my events. she would raise her hand and inform everybody that would listen that when i was in high school i choreographed a dance number where i literally leapt off a tall structure into the trusting arms of my fellow dancers and that she knew i was going to be a great mayor because i have always been a risk taker.
there she was. my high school teacher tracked me down to support me for running for mayor in my hometown a lot of decades later. trust me, my young friends, when i went to high school, i took typing class. there were no computers. there was no internet, no facebook, no snapchat, no fortnite, none of that stuff. and yet, when i became the mayor and visited my old high school campus, it didn't look a lot different. now sales force has changed that with a deep investment in computer science. you all probably don't know what a type-writer is, do you? do you know who a type-writer is? i see a blank look right there. it's all right. it's all right. you don't need them anymore. yeah, you. i am also truly excited in our
investment in our newcomer population. i am extremely proud to be possibly the most unapologetic city mayor in america. [ applause ]. >> we know that our region thrives because of its commitment to inclusive diversity, and we recognize that while everyone in this expensive bay area is struggling, there is a special need from our families who are fleeing oppression, violence, and seeking opportunity in this country. we want to welcome them and help them be successful and thrive in our communities which we want them to feel is home. in oakland, we know that, like san