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to be dislocated during construction. one of the conversation we are looking forward to having is with the air district that provide the grant funds to provide that for power to see if there is a way we can provide that temporary of up to these larger spectator vessels. if we cannot accomplish that, they would be using generators while they are at birth. so it is an idea we have thought of. we may need more technical input to see if that is possible. >> thank you. you have thought about it. >> very good question about commerce on the day, the importance of that logistical waterway. it is one that comes up quite a bit. i know it shocks a lot of people but we practice these techniques every fleet week.
whenever the blue angels flying overhead, or lack of a better word, there is a rectangular box in the bay where vessel traffic cannot cross. that is policed by the oversight of the coast guard as well as the san francisco department maritime unit. we do that for four days running during clique week, and we will need to do it more spectacularly for the america's cup, but as we come upon our next week we, i encourage you to take a look at some of these things that are already working for us, getting vessels through that box for fleet week. that is something that we have done before, just not on this magnitude. and on to the other question about balloons. i think that is an incredibly picturesque idea. we do not know what security
provision there will be, air space rights. there are some guidelines under that under the host agreement as well. but all of those ideas are open and will come. not all of them are in our control. >> i had one other piggybacking on commissioner crowley's concerns. focusing lax on access commercially on the waterfront, but in terms of incorporation in the people plan, recognizing a number of the businesses along the waterfront need goods and services dropped off. is there a separate plan, will something be incorporated into this to try to make provisions for those necessities? >> that will definitely be incorporated into this plan in a lot of ways. this plan sets up a good framework to start the conversation. we are aware it does not have the details that are needed for those types of reconciling
conflicting needs and uses. we had a good meeting with the port property managers and had a good brainstorming session on the kinds of progress we want to see. we will continue to do outreach to those groups to make sure what plans we put in place are going to work, or what are the things they want to see, as an adaptability thing, if they are not getting access they need? how can we fix things so that we do not go in assuming that one thing will work [inaudible] >> i just had a couple of other questions. i know it is mentioned here, treasure island. but i do not see fit -- there might be other negotiations that have to take place. if he did have the wing from treasure island, which seems great -- is it just that you have not gotten to that point to figure out how treasure island
can be a given point? they would not be even coming into the city. -- viewing point? >> i think what we are looking at -- we are looking at a lot of strategies and how treasure island could be activated. right now, it has not been one era called out for specific plans by the event authority, but they have been in discussions with us asking, what could happen out there? it is more so we try to describe the potential impact of having something in that location. some sort a spectator than you, mitigation that we need to make to make that work. how can we bring that forward and realize that shuttle
service? it is those kinds of coordination issues -- >> or making sure that people from the east bay co to treasure island vs coming into the city. >> there is an eastern dock on treasure island at the scene to allow docks to be put in there. we are trying to speak with officials to see how that might work. then that might determine how the side make. >> i just wanted to be more specific -- in terms of -- you do not control where people will be disbursed to. weather is a system where you can come up with a plan -- and
it may be free -- maybe you have to pay for the viewing area. you have so many people in the blue area, green area. so you plan the dispersion, rather than letting it happen and not knowing what the congestion will be. it seems to me, if there is any thinking along the lines, make sure that people go online or whatever -- you get a ticket. it is free, but you go to this area. so you know how many people to expect, so you have some control at least rather than having everyone go to the same spot and be congested. >> that kind of thinking needs to be big into the environmental review. we need to figure out how to mitigate those impacts. that thinking is in process. you brought up using the internet. one of the things we are excited about is time to get a different pieces of data so that people can go from one place to say
christie field has this, but it is crowded, so i would rather go to appear 29 and walked up to fisherman's wharf. -- pier 29 and walked up to fisherman's wharf. i think there are a lot of opportunities, but it requires us figure out what those strategies are and getting them in place in time. >> any other questions or comments? on average, how many people are we expecting per day? >> right now, we have some refined production that really range from the 300,000's on a peak day, 50,000 for a non-peak week day. we are continuing to refine those in the environmental review process, but that is the ballpark we are seeing >> great.
-- seeing. >> great. just to put that in perspective, the x games, we had about 300,000 people coming in and day, and that was through art. of course, for the giants parade we saw multiples of that. >> thank you. it looks like a lot of work have gone into this plan and i look forward to the next version. to promote support a little bit more. also, in the people plan, we do really want to see the water taxi program take up as well. we did not talk about it much today. it is still in its infancy. but if there was ever a motivating factor for that, it would be now. of course, we would need to interlay that with all of these
vessels coming in, but it does speak to mike's opening point. an opportunity put into place, things that are long lasting. >> am i correct that we will have another water taxi landing open by then? >> i think it is a little later. the exploritorium opens in 2013, but i believe the landing is trailing that. they are ahead of schedule, though, so anything could happen. >> item 10. new business. is there any public comment on new business? no public comment? >> item 11.
public comment. >> is there any public comment on public comment? seeing none. corrine? you have to say something. >> yee haw. >> i do not think there is a commission in the country that begs for public comment. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is corrine woods. i would highly recommend that you not only read the people plan, if you have not already, but on the oewd web site, you can click on --what is it called? the status update is very useful.
it actually shows what written -- people have written in about. it would be very helpful for you to add, between now and the end of may. they have covered a lot of bases. but i think you will find, given your experience and knowledge of the city, as commissioner lazarus has, when she needs to get home from work across the green line, we really need everything written down, at this point. as they move forward, there is a check mark next to something that maybe they had not thought about. i know you guys will be able to add tremendous value to that. thank you. >> thank you. is there any other public comment?
>> my name is toby levine. i am the co-chair of the central waterfront advisory group. this all is fascinating, of course. but i think one of the things that this young man -- that his staff does -- really provide an outline for the public. the public is often very unhappy about this and that. the tremendous benefits that are going to occur in the long run because of this. everyone knows we are right to have a cruise ship terminal, this and that. but these changes in public transportation can have a huge impact. think about the changes for fort mason. this is actually a decent transportation coming in there. think about if the hospital gets
built on van ness ave. right now, van ness transportation, although they have nice buses, they did not come very often. maybe there will be changes to support the hospital. it would be created to have these kinds of lists, and it would help to answer some of the people that complain all the time, are naysayers in the project. i do believe we will benefit enormously. >> thank you. is there any other public comment? >> if i could just make a comment before we conclude. i just want to throw a in mywelcome to commissioner ho.
>> i work with the department of environment and we are recycling oil. thank you. we can go into a refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you want to get rid of? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and used for other products.
>> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go.
mayor lee: i am honored to be here at the board chambers to present my proposed budget for fiscal year 2011-2012, and i want to just start by saying that it is a pretty happy time for me because we have got a budget that is on time, that is balanced, and maybe on like our -- unlike our cities to the east or to the south, it is one that i think reflects a very solid cooperation with our board of supervisors, with our neighborhoods, with our community-based agencies, and with all our departments. at the beginning of this year -- actually as late as last year, we projected a $380 million deficit. former mayor gavin newsom had
set us on a course that we have to be very focused on this, challenging us. we did that. we followed his advice and work with our departments to make sure that they came forth with what they believed would be a balanced budget. closing this deficit, and as it became clear to us that the budget was not only challenging, but that we could make it, that each of the department began working closer with us about how we could fill that gap, and it has not been easy. i want to say at the outset that i want to thank the departments for working closely with the mayor's budget staff. it is incredible, the work that you do. being here for over 21 years, i find it still the most talented workforce, the most talented department heads and managers, but the actual work force and their sacrifices are reflected
-- their sacrifices reflected in this budget continues to amaze me. while we are scaling back and asking for real sacrifices, this budget has not been reflective of any new promises. it has actually been keeping a lot of the old promises alive. but the good thing about this budget is that there are no layoffs -- at least not in a massive way -- and unlike what i hear this morning, instead of closing libraries, we are reopening them. [applause] unlike sacramento, we are on time, and we are balanced. despite the difficulties that we have, i see actually in this budget a lot of hope. time and time again, i have been reminded throw out of the meetings we have had that a budget is reflective of our
values in the city. in addition to reflecting our values, i do think this budget also represents a lot of hope. because our city is now on the rebound already, and i can feel that you can all feel it here, just in the span of six months, we began this year with a tremendous challenge in our unemployment rate, being over 10% -- 10.1% as of january. today, the unemployment rate has gone down to 8.5%. we also recognize that our city has grown in the last 10 years, by over 3%, from 776,000 to now over 805,000, and that is just residents alone. we continue to attract major companies in this city, companies who want to be here. they want to be your as partners and collaborators and, as we suggest, they want to hire san
franciscans. we want to meet that challenge and we want to work with them. at the beginning of this budget, made a commitment to myself that i would do my best to listen to every part of this city, to all the neighborhoods, to the supervisors, and to the corridors that we held compound meetings at. not only what i want to listen to them, ultimately, as the impact of us, my challenge was really to listen to myself, as we reflected all of the values that the city has made -- as they impacted us. as i have been chosen as interim mayor, i wanted to make a commitment that i would not make any intron decisions on this budget. that we had a big challenge to not only create a foundation for years to come, but that we would make sure that we had a budget that would reflect long-term investments and the long-term financial health of this city. we set out a course to
collaborate with as many people as possible and to make sure that our budget was reflective of what san francisco knows how to do. that is collaborate and build consensus. we held over 10 budget town hall meetings. we've met over hundreds of residents, community organizations. we met with city commissioners, labor organizations, business owners, and activists, and throughout all those meetings, they are able to shift some $28 million in changes to the budget. this budget not only reflects our values, it is about the future of our city. you have heard all of those that you have attended. the budget town hall meetings and meetings with our community- based agencies. you need not hear from me today
again about the goal, but i do want you to hear from people who i think are our challenge and reflective of our city, so i want to invite up to the podium today three people -- three students who will talk to you in their own terms about how they feel a city can be safe, a city that can be solvent, and a city that can be successful. if i may invite zack parker to please set up to the podium. he is 8 years old. he is going into the fourth grade at sherman elementary school. he likes playing basketball and drawing. he will be visiting yosemite and his family in oregon over the summer and attending summer camps. thank you for coming today. he is joined by his mother. go ahead,.
>> hello. [inaudible] mayor lee said he wants the city to be safe, the word means more than one thing. will walk to school, play outside, or go shopping with our parents, but it also means that we should also help people who need food, the doctor, or a place to sleep. the whole city is stronger when we make sure we can all feel safe. today, we are hearing about how we can grow a stronger, healthier, safer san francisco for all our city's families and children. [applause] >> thanks, zack. next, to talk about a solvent city, i would like to invite and 11-year-old just graduated from
harvey milk civil rights academy. she will be going into the sixth grade this fall. she likes horseback riding and reading. she will also be going to camps and taking some road trips by bus the summer. she is joined today by her mother. >> i just graduated from harvey milk civil rights academy. i'll be going into sixth grade this year at everett middle school. students at my school work hard every day. we are planning for our future. the same way the mayor is planning for san francisco's future, not just planned for one-half in private -- planning for what happens in five years now, not just today. in five years, i will be in high school. mayor lee is planning for five years down the road, too, to make sure san francisco is what he calls solvent. it means we will put together
[inaudible] [applause] mayor lee: thank you. finally, i would like to invite up to the podium lorenzo tomayo, who just turned 13 this week. he is going into the eighth grade and plans to go to lowell high school. he enjoys playing basketball with his school and with his buddies. he plans to attend camps. he is joined by his father. >> good morning, mayor and board of supervisors. san francisco students should be proud to live, study, and learn in one of the best cities in the world. when students come to graduate from high school or college, they should be able to stay
right here in san francisco. that is what happened. our city has to have jobs for people like me, people who grew up here in san francisco who want to stay here in san francisco. businesses from all over the world want to come here because they know this is where the best workers in the world come to work and live. to be a successful city, it goes beyond just keeping businesses here. san francisco needs to work hard to keep families here and make the city a place where people want to raise their kids. the city has an opportunity to provide a good foundation of quality education, jobs, and programs that strengthen families. even though the whole country is struggling with the economy, our city is working hard and investing in a successful future for all san franciscans. [applause]
>> thank you for helping us and reminding us that we can be a safe, solvent, and successful city while we balance our budget. our city is reflected in being a safe city, and that challenge has been formidable. despite the financial concerns, this budget reflects no layoffs for police officers or firefighters. yet, we will still face the challenge of a public safety realignment when they state makes these actions. i want to thank the chief because from the start, he has worked with me to make sure that our police department was acting accordingly and making sure that it would bring its financial house in order. so from the beginning, he has already cut off more than $1
million in their financing with actions made at the management level. i'm sure that with his leadership and the leadership that it represents to our fire department and our nurses, that we are optimistic and appreciative that the additional task of more than $20 million is anticipated, and we want to thank them for that great sacrifice -- the police, fire, and nurses -- for considering our proposal in helping to balance the budget and keep our city safe. [applause] while our public safety departments consider the request, we acknowledge that it is a great sacrifice that is being made, especially in light of the fact that for two years in a row,