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parks helps to get people engaged it's got great outreach for the community design and implementation of the spots along with the stewardship and we have over one hundred and 40 street parks throughout the city and see that growing as the strong demand to sign up for new spaces. thank you, very much for your consideration >> mr. star. >> good evening aaron star planning department staffer i'll make my comments brief you've heard this on may 1st and voted to adapt it. i will take questions i'll leave it at that
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>> thank you. >> afternoon supervisors this is the main reason i came here robin invited the action for the last two months. very impressed even with the original proposal and now the new changes in proposal. we're very impressed because housing the population is increasing we definitely need open space it has a huge impact with the people on disabled it's better for health and socializing and getting us out the housing a fantastic idea which robin did this years ago but i know she was busy building bikes instead this is fantastic
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and i really highly recommend for you to move this forward and recommend this to the full board 53 and have it passed we highly, highly recommend this. thank you very much. >> thank you. is is there any additional public comment on those items. seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor cowen >> thank you very much. i'm glad to hear that people who didn't like the original version of the legislation is now pleased with that, i want to be clear i didn't ask the planning department or any department heads to speak during public comment but i'll offer since we have staff here if there's any last minutes comments. okay. seeing none. so mr. chair how are you i think
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we should entertain a motion to move forward after supervisor kim's comments >> mayor ed lee and deliberation and premeditation of the minutes. >> happy to move the amendments forward. >> we'll take that without objection. >> thank you and i'll be brief thank you to ken and robin for all your work and also supervisor cowen's office. i know it was a heavy lift and a lot of elements to the piece and glad to see the folks come out not only open the comments but the support it's an important part of the legislation. there's a lot of ways this could have begun wrong and we were able to address the issues by particularly ken and robin in particular the ma copy i think hub is important to activate
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that part of the city. so bring the straight and this will be a tremendous boon to the neighborhood and thank you. again to supervisor cowen >> okay. so supervisor cowen would you like to make a motion >> sure i wanted to make a motion but acknowledge my staff that's been helpful in getting this through and working closely with robin and ken and john you had a piece of the action so thank you nick and john updike as well and dpw and rec and park and everyone give you irs a wonderful pat on the back we're going to make a motion to move this for the record or forward with positive recommendations. >> move items 3, 4, 5 and 6
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we'll take that without objection. mraild madam clerk, is there any other business. >> no further business. then we are the meeting will c
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order. this is the tuesday, may 13, 2014. meeting of san francisco transportation authority plans & programs committee. our clerk is ms. ivory can chang. madam clerk, please call the roll. >> supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor kim. absent. supervisor mar. supervisor yee. we have quorum >> thank you. please call the next item. >> the serious committee report this is an informational item. >> we have bryan. good morning, committee members we shared 3 action items and
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passed them amazing it was our items 8, 9 and temple item 4 for a clean air program and peter in the committee asked for the transit would cause spill over into parallel streets it was anna said there's a request to the transportation authority thirty to study the issue. item number 8 was a strategic action report for local and resemble bike sharing original models and there was some discussion of entity and the staff is working with the bicycle coalition to identify and get any issues item 9 was a request for 4 hundred and 6 i6r thousands of prop a fund pardon
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me prop k funded for the safety related requests and there was no discussion on that item which i think is a positive sign that safety related issue transcend you culture and language barriers that's a good sign. with that, if there are no questions i have to take leave >> thank you, mr. a lawyer kin. open this up for public comment for anyone wishing to speak. >> thank you, supervisors i'd like to briefly elaborate on the item bottom of page 10. it's to share with you the
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transportation exclamations of closing the street bridge this bridge is actually the underpass for the future of the encountering station so looking at the station you can see the park on the same side of the station so if in the morning you drive up there and heading south to silicon valley the issue is in the evening you're going to be on the other side of the tracks there's no good pathway. the next thing is the financial complications of closing the street. you basically going to lose $10 million of both state prop 1-b and fta funds that are not available they're not available
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for closing the have street. in closing i'd like to propose a compromise. caltrain basically wants to close the bridge all of it and the enhancement and what i'm proposing to follow the 2005 study we suggested the bridge right now is 3 hundred and 25 feet and the 2005 study we only need 65 to 70 feet to fill up both sides and leave a package >> i'm hoping bryan larkin and the cac have you brought this to the cac. >> i didn't have any - >> thank you very much. seeing no other questions let's close. and ms. chang let's see call the next item.
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okay to approve the cac report can can we take that without objection? go colleagues, we should have a vote >> on item 2. supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor kim absent. supervisor mar. supervisor yee. this item passes >> thank you. please call the consent calendar >> items 3 to 5 complies the consent calendar commission on matters that are within the commission's jurisdiction and are not on today's agenda. >> so i see no comments from the colleagues to sever items. let's open this up for public comment >> we don't need the public comment. >> okay roll call. >> sever an item. so there's a never mind so let's have a roll call often the
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consent calendar. supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor kim absent. supervisor mar. supervisor yee. consent calendar is approved >> great, thank you. please call the next and recommend appointment of two members to the advisory committee >> this is one of our transportation planners. >> chair mar and community members the transportation authority has an 11 member they serve a two year term and the committee recommends and the boards reports to the committee members neither the staff nor committee makes recommendations and our enclosure a list of folks who submitted applications for the advisory committee and you'll see the current members
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to quality to the committee you must be a san francisco resident for the committee to speak to your qualifications we currently have to vacancies on your committee requiring your action one is the expiration of the terms in district 11 she's seeking reappoint and their 14 applicants to consider for all the vacancies. with that, we'll take questions >> i see no questions invite up the former applicant to give short remarks. thank you for your having me here today, i'm happy to be seeking reappointed to represent district 11. i found surveying on the cac extremely interesting and
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changing. in the last two years i've learned about policy and planning and how the pieces come together in the transportation world in the city and county of san francisco so it's great it have another term to put that to work. i'm yes, ma'am interested in the pedestrian safety in district 11 as well as lighting as a strategy for both pedestrian safety and to serve san francisco as a transit first community. so thank you very much if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer them >> i see no questions but supervisor avalos is in strong support of. >> candidacy. >> any other public comment? let's up this up for public comment are there any members of the public who wish to speak
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let's close. okay. >> good morning, commissioners i'd like to for you to really when deciding who's going to be commissioners to look at like the pedestrian safety issues. that whoever you choose make sure that they include the whole package of pedestrian safety. not just when it comes down to the people walking down the streets in automobile they have to look at the bicyclists, too, and seeing when money is being allocated to different things and new projects being done they should put this bicycle stop signs up and i'm sure we have money somewhere that bicyclists must stop here. i understand we're trying to be
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a public transit first and bicyclist riding that's good but one day the money is going to dry up so that's all i have to say >> thank you are there any members of the public who wish to speak. >> i'm from the central city democratic's i want to show my support to support the candidate that for reappoint and defer to supervisor avaloss decision on that. i wanted to make a general public comment on the advisory committee since they're here. that they continue to support of the central subway and that they continue to support of the central subway moving forward to north beach and fisherman's wharf and also that the advisory committee panel make a stand for
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citizens and people with disability that we ride muni for free. thank you >> thank you, mr. griswold per seeing none, public comment is closed. the district 6 seat that former vice chair the late joseph flanagan held we're waiting on supervisor kim's comments on this seat my suggestion we continue the district 6 seat and that we approve angela mecca for another term of district 11 seat. can we take that without objection? with a roll call >> it's been moved and seconded. item 6 supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor kim absent. supervisor mar. supervisor yee.
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and angie is recommended for appointment >> thank you congratulations. ms. chang. item 7 appointing one member to the community advisory committee >> rachel is here. i'm with the geneva rapid transit it has a community advisory committee there's 13 members because it is covered the geneva in san francisco and san mateo county there are 5 san mateo appointed members of the community of the advisory committee and 8 members appointed by the transportation board we have a one vacancy to represent the neighborhood of ocean view and the individual that was in the seat recently accepted a job with mta and so
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has stepped up to the plate down from the competent. so we have two applicants for the seat and both applicants are here today and if you have any questions, i'll be happy to answer them >> thank you. so i see no questions let's invite the two applicants to come forward with short statements >> great to see you. >> good afternoon, commissioners hope you're having a wonderful day i'm here to speak to you guys about my qualifications to the geneva advisory committee. one the reasons i'm applying is i want to combine my passion with my former education and the experiences of the o m i to
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shape the feasibility study i'm a student at the san francisco university studying political science and completed my upper habitat institution study. i've lived along san mateo county and san francisco counties and right along the border my personal connection to the residents in the area. and i believe that i'm imitating acquainted with the student population as well as the residents in the neighborhood. as a member of the geneva proximately i'm sure we need the input from young people and additionally to insure that the geneva studies so there it's
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applications will have a viable connection in the corridor of san francisco. the successful elevation of that project is sorely needed and my training has enhanced my qualities as an advocate and as a member of the geneva cap i'm confident i can enhance the dialog done the issue regarding the feasibility study and i'll be the youngest person on that cast but it's okay. i'm going to bring the same energy to the committee >> supervisor yee. >> we. so you're going to san francisco state right now >> yes, sir. >> i'm curious dewey assume you went to school in san francisco.
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>> which school. >> i went to a small based school. >> where. >> at the 1970. >> and the former chair the youth commission is there. alexander is next >> good morning. i'm alexander i'm a 10 year resident of district 7. my families lived in the south he west quadrant for years. i've been participating in efforts to improve the beautiful station right now and i go to the citizen's advisory committee meetings and sit on boards for the geneva powerhouse and
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association i'm plugged in i publish is neighborhood newspaper that serves the area. i too studied at urban design i almost have a minor in creative writing. i'm happy to serve on the cac. i'm very interested in connections i think that committing the south and west portion of the city is important and that thank you for your time >> thank you it's mr. ma lane i didn't. >> it's irish. >> m u l l a n e y.
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thank you it's great to have the excellent candidates. are there any members of the public who wish to speak seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor campos >> thank you very much mr. chair green again, this is one the situation you have more than applicants than seats i hope the person that doesn't get the seat will continue to be involved you, you know, it takes a couple of times and so i really encourage each one of you to continue to be involved and i'm epa delighted to see the young people interested. with that, bans my experience i just want to be clear i'm going
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to support leo today. you know, i've said this before about here, you know, some point she'll be running muni and we'll all be working for her i think it's good to get her started but again, i also think that mr. ma lean has a great deal of experience and a strong background and hope he continues to be involved >> thank you supervisor yee. >> yeah. i echo supervisor campos statement in terms of having qualified people being interested if those activities and i know alex for a while and respect his and appreciate his
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actism and i'm also very enticed with ms. lacrosse background in terms of growing up in the neighborhood and having really the wealth of connections with the young people there and her commitment to serving the city i'll be supporting ms. lacrosse. >> thank you supervisor yee i want to thank alex for his work with the geneva powerhouse and ocean avenue but especially, as you become a journalist studying at the uc berkley to promote the transit in the city but i'm going to be supportive of leahy
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think the person vacating the seat that served excellently will also focus on her expertise in transit having worked with the urban habitat ease the boards of organizations and really focus on transit and her leadership on the youth commission in ucsf but to have two amazing candidates is wonderful and hope you can stay involved alex i'll support leah as well. so seeing none, other comments the mission is to appoint leah >> i'll make a motion to vote her in. >> roll call.
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>> supervisor breed. supervisor campos. supervisor kim. absent. supervisor mar. supervisor yee. the recommendation to appoint leah is approved >> thank you congratulations. please call the next item >> item is the bike sharing organizational items this is at about action item. >> we have the to here. >> this is building on an item you saw in march with the analysis report on recreational bike sharing my co-sponsor gave an engaging summary and i'll update you since march and seek the approval of draft e.r. on
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page 33 in our packet. so chair oovlz asked us to focus on the research to take us from the 5 city small pilot to a more recreational bike sharing program. how to build the infrastructure. we have two key decision making things it is happening at the recreational or local or the hybrid of the two and the other main question is how is the bike sharing operated including a nonprofit or private entity are some combination of the two. the vnltsdz we made first of all, became clear that san francisco benefits from the
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strong recreational system as well as the system benefits from having san francisco anchored. we believe more than one of the models can achieve the goals as well as its structured from the beginning. we also building that the organizational system at the recreational level will take a while to put this together so it makes sense for san francisco to move forward rapid and law for the comprehensiveness >> are we the only one in the ucsf in the recreational city. >> in d.c. and boston they have the hybrid system where that he cooperate at the recreational level so i think we have good models moving forward. >> the specific recommendations are first of all, we set goals to measure what success me