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san francisco my entire life and i have passed along. i encourage you to move this forward, and the ability to approve or renovate these pier and they are not in the best conditions and since they were built and they have been maintained. and so we have the opportunity to move this wonderful resource forward and san francisco does not have the means to do that and this provides us and also look at from the standpoint that it creates these wonderful jobs that we are absolutely, in need of. as this arena is built, this
particular developer, as agreed to support local hire, at a time when we desperately need it even through is a considerable amount of building in san francisco. most of it is private development and they do not support local hire. >> i am a third generation from san francisco and i am here to speak in support of the project. trying to compare eight washington to the wear ors project is not even comparing
apple and oranges, it is tiger to apples they are different. it is going to bring the warriors to san francisco and keep them in the bay area. i strongly support this project. >> thank you. >> okay. >> danielle, and patrick. >> thank you, for the time to be here. and my girlfriend and i were proud home owners in west oakland, and we are going to be sad to see the warriors leave our town, but we are very e cited to see is the vision and it is a shame that we could not do this here and nonetheless, we stand behind the project and we are happy to see the warriors stay here and i am
here. and we also, over see all of the giant's games you see, for the home feeds and the away feeds, and our men and women are going to be able to keep work and we are proud to say that the goeden state warriors have reached out to us and so on behalf of a man who is from the city of oakland, it is a sad day, but it is a happy day to make sure that they are committed to the jobs and on behalf of the members that i support and do the union labor that put together the broadcast that you get to enjoy on tv and i want to say thank you for your time and great presentation and that was wonderful to see the people's revisions over time but what a great process and thank you to your time thank you. >> thank you. >> and after patrick, dennis mckency. >> my name is pat and i live a block and a half from the proposed site and i am very much in support of the warriors
coming to the neighborhood and one of the things that i have learned over time is that there is a support base for this that is extremely large and extremely diverse. and i was in the room the other day with a bunch of folks who were in favor and advocating for this project on our water front and the diversity is impressive and incredible. and also, when you think about it is over seven acres of open space on the bay, the whole purpose of how we evaluate of who goes on the bay is how do we get the people to engage in the bay and i think that this is a responsible manner and we will have an opportunity, while, there will be certain inconveniences in my neighborhood, they are far out weighed by the ability to bring so many people to have such an experience on our bay front, that will not be had otherwise, and we see that almost every single day right now with nothing going on on that sight, except for the toxic waste on the bay. >> also there was a comment made about a traffic congestion, and it is not the warer's fault that people decided to drive. and in fact, what we have at
this site, is an incredible array of transit options probably far exceeding anything west of manhattan and we have bart and transbay and central muni coming on-line and cal train and the high speed rail and the people can walk and there are taxi options and bike share and bike options as well. and from the entire mental perspective, this is again, a responsive development and i have reviewed it and i am in real estate as well and what they have to go through to do this project will help the bay, from a standpoint verses where it is right now, and there is no pouring concrete into the bay, it is the opposite and the mitigation is impressive. i have read the legislation, and ab 1273, and what this project will go through and what we see happening here today, is part of it, and we have a very, good, public
citizen in the warriors and proposing this project and investing in a bit of resources and i am excited about it and there is also a basketball team coming to town and i forgot to mention that and thank you very much. >> dennis, and after that alex bash. >> thank you, commissioners, i'm dennis mckensie and i moved to san francisco in 1980 to attend the california graduate school and in 1985, i transformed my thee sis into a proposal doing the sports and education. so, in addition to my education, reform, development, proposals, i also teach high school for the last 13 years in the san francisco public high schools and i provided everyone the warriors and the city with my proposal to include a high school, college career classroom inside of this arena,
and as you can continue to contemplate and assess, the evolutionary process of this project, in order to provide the highest and best use of these, i respectfully ask that all parties involved consider, the potential positive and long term implications in order to create business and economic education, and career development programs and benefits for the entire san francisco bay area. citizens and tourists alike. and fish to providing our san francisco unified school district students and teachers, schools, with real world education, and career pathway knowledge, the skills and experience, and opportunities for the year round access to this interior classroom facility and this pier 30-32 project can also serve the youth and the community organizations with the programs. and i trust that the comprehensive elements of the long time sports facility and
the proposals and the capacity to enhance and expand the highest and best use of the multipurpose cultural center and aren ga and contribute to the left handinger term health and well-being of our youth and the private sectors of our culture and diverse community. and i trust that the conclusion will be farsighted and the real world career pating pathway classroom within this arena and it will offer san francisco and the entire bay area, the opportunity to build a model cultural center and arena worthy of international respect for generation to come. for the benefit of the public who have not seen the proposals and around the diamond.com. thank you. >> thank you. >> alec bash. >>
anything on the pressure of the water front is an impressive of what is there in order to be a worthy addition and this is especially true for anything on the base side of the embarcadero and the views out over the water are prized by all. while, 3.0 is an improvement and offers some very creative ideas, i'm not seeing anything that makes me believe that the warrior's arena to be truly worthy of our water front, something that enhances in almost everyone's eyes, rather than detracting from the tremendous views that are there now.
the giants open our eyes and you can build it out over the deep sea bay and often of the hours of pleasure while they are there with games, and in addition to in joining and in the playing field and they have public access above the out field area, which also and the other opportunities for everybody. and while not exactly comparable, the city opera house, that anyone who has seen it admires, the creative architect haves created the iconic opera house, on the center and thinking of a skupted iceberg, brought in as a playground at the edge of the city to be climbed all over and enjoyed the views over the harbor and back to the city. if the arena was something hike that, with a roof top, public
plaza and garden, 125 feet above the water and 360 degrees back, over the bay and back to the city, with the cafes above to help to activate it might be truly worthy of the water front and this will be something that will be a site and a wonderful experience for everyone. and with the couple of another idea and rebuild, where one can visit the tall, dome and looked down through the glass upon the perlimentarianand to look down from above upon the professional basketball will be a new experience for all. and so excitement and innovation like this will be truly worthy of san francisco and our water front district capture our imagination and make us look forward to an ad dish for all people and not just the basketball fans thank
you. >> thank you. >> and next up, sue hester. >> sue hester, there have been a lot of meetings of people in the neighborhood about this project, and this is a neighborhood. and what we didn't see a shred of today is any discussion of the other block, if there is to be any change at all, people should be told that. secondarily, because the scale and the fastness of the presentation, i really could not understand what is happening along the entranceway along the embarcadero on the east. and is there only one vehicular entrance in the middle of this site? and so, that tour buses taxis
and buses from patrons doing a block of tickets because it is an arena as well as the warrior's. and so the people have been really discussing how traffic circulates around this idea and i could not understand, we never have the exhibit and we just have flash flash flash and do you understand how the driveway works on the pier side of the embarcadero? i don't, and i was really paying attention. and so, if there is one driveway, to get in and out, in the same driveway, and it is going to be a mess there. and secondarily, there is a fire station there. and both of the fire station and the fact that there is a muni light rail line brings in code requirements, there are absolutely code requirements
for our fire station, and there are absolutely code requirements for our light rail intersection. and these are issues that people have been struggling with from the neighborhood trying to understand how everybody is going to descend on this area. and the neighborhood will survive. what now with the people who live there, don't see their survival there. because, it is in good luck already. because the bay bridge approaches and you are ignoring the garages. that the nba says have to be provided and whether or not they are on the pier, or on the side, if they are on the land side, they will be surrounded by people who live there. and so, the fact that you encourage people to make these presentations that are powerpoint, bang bang bang bang bang, with no handle and no understanding except, the
chronicle. they got something. how are we supposed to comment? i'm telling you that there is enormous concern about the circulation and loud driveways thank you. >> thank you. >> next up is paul eisly? >> actually sue said what i have to say much better but i will, my name is paul isela and i have lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and i walked the neighborhood almost every night after dinner, just to for my own health. and i very often walk down by the bridge and below the bridge. and the embarcadero is crowded day and night now, before we even have a terminal there or recreation facility. and now i just asked you, to think very, very carefully about the traffic congestion and the traffic flow before you
improve this facility because rate now things are very serious and they could be much more serious later on, thank you. >> thank you. >> michael mckenna? >> >> the out reach to the neighborhood associations and the traffic and they have provided the out reach to the building trades and to the local hire, and what she said about providing good, paying jobs for san franciscans, and i'm started my career in construction, on the water front and working in the ship repair industry and actually, started some of the first
there looking towards the bay bridge and so that i think they have done the outstanding job in toning this down and building open space, and building open scaries and really providing an excellent addition to the missing place in the water front and so i urge you to move this forward, thank you. >> is there any further public comment? >> hearing none, commissioners? >> questions or comments? >> on the first slide that you showed maybe, it is my imagination, but does the embarcadero get narrow at that point, or is it still the same still, three lanes? >> the answer is no. simply the entrance for the vehicle support access is placed in the middle of the site.
>> okay. >> i like what you have done and dropping the part that, and that is really, makes it look nice and her yeah, there was a lot of public comments on the parking. and we talked a little bit about the parking? >> yes, of course. >> is there going to be parking in the stadium itself? >> there is a number of vehicular support facilities on the site and there is also, there is for loading and other to the site and as you know, in addition to this being a basketball venue, it will be used for cultural and other activities and related to entertainment and so that those
could have it under fleeting the plaza and there is parking spaces for the fire station and dedicated to users of the arena. >> and so that will be down on the mezzaninelevel? >> you can't see it because of the way that we have made the design is that the green lawn that rises up from the south, takes you up to plus, 28 and underneath all of that is where the support facilities are for vehicles. i am sorry if i spoke too fast, there is only one way in and out of the site. we used to have it at the north, west, corner and now we have moved it to the center and it has three lanes and those lanes can be reversed and they fall, i don't know if we can pull up the site plan but that access point falls within the zone where the left turn lane
rises up from the event plaza and it wraps around the south and wraps going up to the north east corner or the north east edge of the arena itself and it reaches to plus 88. from that spot, you can view out and there is one view of it and you can also view into the event center and you can view north to the north east to the financial district. you can move to the pier level in multitudes of way, and you kind of climb up and there is a list that takes you down and you can move freely on the site.
>> i understand that now. and that is a brilliant idea. >> what are we using on the perimeter on the board to keep it altogether? >> during construction. >> yeah. >> there will be construction and mitigation, and facilities on the site that will insure that there is no poe lunt ants or at least nothing that is going into the water as a result of the construction process, and it might negatively effect the water quality and the details are to
the worked out >> i want to thank you for a thorough and a good presentation. i have a few questions, but, i think that i do agree with sue hester in that we need to be more transparent and i think that we do need to have some type of hand out or something because it is hard for me to refer to the presentation right now without being able to and if i had had in the event it i would be better prepared for the questions and so i am just going off the cuff with a few questions but i really enjoyed td presentation, it was
volunteering to comply with the city's local hiring ordinance and commit to 25 percent of the arena construction jobs, and for the san francisco residents to provide the on-ramp and getting trained in the force and be able to build this arena. and quite exciting and we also entered into agreements with the current unions that operate over in oricle and to allow for the right of transfer for those workers currently in the local, and also, car check neutralty for the whole arena. we are still working through the lb out reach program and how we will engage with that
stake holder community and where we are just starting to get going on that as we speak. >> and definitely, we look forward to hearing more about it. >> look forward to telling you more. thanks. >> i do want to say that i personally would love to see the warriors come back to san francisco and i think that it would be a great opportunity for us and i think that we need to do it in a responsible transparent way. thank you very much for your presentation. >> first of all i would like to say that i appreciate the presentation and also, i am really glad that everyone came out today, because not only did you talk to the commissioners you are talking to every citizen in san francisco. that is watching this. nothing is a slam dunk in this city, this is one of the most engaging and educated group of
citizens that watch and monitor and they believe in transparency and i want to say that i know that the president will follow up on this but that today, this commission, and this is just an informal presentation. and there is no action that is going to be taken and so i don't want anyone to think that the commission and the president will follow that up. and here here to listen and i was hoping that rick was in the room because i wanted to talk to him and i was hoping to hear from the advisory committee because in a lot of ways it is the commission and the conscience and she has been involved in everything but i like to hear from rick, because i think that one of the questions in front *f us today is san francisco ready for primetime are we ready for primetime? >> well. when this whole process started it was moving very fast. the commission and the they asked them to slow down and they regroup and i think that
elder roosevelt said it best, and have you to do one thing a day that makes you scared. and i think that this probably makes a lot of people scared when you think about this but i really want to hear from rick, because he is the team leader of this. he is bringing the vision of the owners and they have recreated themself and trying to advice the citizens and the advisory committee on how we make this work and be the good citizen and how do we make this work? and now we have to ask ourselves, san francisco has a marquee name and we have a world class cruise terminal. how can san francisco not have a world class basketball, and it is more than basketball, it is for the whole area.
>> people will be coming from everywhere and for myself, i am liking what i am hearing and i hope that corinegets up and talked and rick i need to talk to you, you are the boss. i had to put you on there. and about six months, rick and so if i have seen you and your team here you have regrouped and come back. and could you tell myself and the commissioners and even the community because everybody is watching where you are going and what you have been up to and i would like to hear to you personally. >> that is the question as it relates to the pro-yekt and i am glad, and listen, and it is such an honor to be working with craig, and since this if you look at his work around the world and i go and look at the museum of modern art every day to see what the new treasure that we are going to have