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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 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
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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 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.
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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. 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
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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 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.
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>> 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 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
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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 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
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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. >> 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
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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 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
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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. 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
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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 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
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>> 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 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
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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 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
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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. >> 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.
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>> 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 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
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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 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
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>> 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 means moving forward. we also are recommending that mta should work to define the standards to allow allow the long-term recreational activity like the yourself experience and cost and revenue sharing and the technology. we believe that sfmta should
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move forward now and continue to plan for expansion. with respect to administration and operations the best model would be administrative happening with a partnership between a nonprofit and agency and operations by a private sector contractor. we also think we need dedicated staffing at the recreational and local level there needs to be a bike sharing in place so he know what the cost sharing will be. since march we've had a number of comments most of the comments are chair bryan larkin referred to the geographic entity and social equity and how to
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identify the goals that are being met. there is some, some concerns the company that provides the infrastructure for the current pilot has filed for bankruptcy in january we're still waiting with fingers crossed as a result of that so that's come up. and we've received a atheist letter from a coalition of bicycle rental companies that are on the ground existing with the bike sharing system and are concerned and wanting to make sure that as we moved it's contrary to yourselfs the bike rental companies are serving the local services not extensively. some good news since mark mta has that announced a share of
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$8 million to expand oakdale and other operational support and potential support for the potential cities. their transitioning the district. next m t c is a applying up to 10 millions for the transportation program. they're planning to look at the details of the pilot in september or october they'll know whether they get the transportation grant and working with the strategic plan requiring technical assistance with the process. we've received news that the clipper 2.0 for the next phase will include the bike sharing and competitive with the bike sharing and finally everyone is carefully monitoring the
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bankruptcy issue and delay the last bit of the practice writing project in the las 5 cities that will have 3 hundreds extra bikes extend of the year if you have any questions, i'll be happy to answer them my colleagues are here as well saw thank you. any questions. i wanted to thank karen from the bay area quality staff for helping to pioneer the project with it was with halted bikes; right? and the bike institution can i explain that >> i'm not the expert but my understanding it is company basis in toronto they provide them with the equipment and the proprietary software so that's what went bankrupt and their
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international in canada the international portion of the company was purchased we're waiting to determine what's going to happen with the systems but the same companies support of the negotiation system so hopefully, a a lot of big players. >> i'm pleased for our brothers and sisters in the east bay they've been waiting partially as we expand to the peninsula and the 2014 capitalization will not be detailed too much and good news about the mta seeking funds. i have a question about the private sector sponsor arresting and your recommendations when sdme supervisor avalos and a number of staff visited mexico city there were a number of sponsors with other cities are
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we luke pretively with a sponsor right now >> i can led chief maddox speak about that we've look at institutionally there's biking no new york that do the whole thing we don't thinning think that's a good model. >> he'll talk about the efforts sfmta is doing. >> mexico city a was a clear channel just the ideas that have came up. >> good morning. so the answer is that we have working with the mayor's office julian specifically and we have a fundraiser i understand the mayor's office is working with now sort of looking at did organizational infrastructure
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needed to have a full scale effort we have this fundraiser and a nonprofit equivalent organization so we can't accept private donations but we're in the thick of developing the materials to we can put the hard sale on the sponsors >> yeah. i'm an annual member i and my staff use the bike share program to get to meetings and various events. i think karen from the bay area quality management district has a good track record shooe showing she explains how successful but to the next level is takes sponsors. i think some of the areas of improvement have really been looked at and i'm pleased about the clipper card us to be able
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to use clipper cards it's hard to use the t that you stick in the slot. i had a question of multiple private sectors like kaiser permanente or the university of san francisco or san francisco state university or target as a company probably will be supportive if there's more of an expanse with places to use it but are you looking at institutions that will benefit from having bike share stations placed near them >> certainly there's a cough of different ways to approach it one the new york city model it's kind of the title sponsor takes everyone or everything but new york city is the on the type of
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sponsor the other type of sponsor there is a bio level station supports it appeals to many companies and institutions things like that and they underwrite the cost of bringing a station cross to them that works within the overall, you know, system but there's also presenting sponsors that can co- exist with the sponsors and that could happen, you know, presenting sponsors. and we've had one sponsor for one part not for others like boston they sponsored and there's new balance not just for balance. and then in we learned that seattle i believe has signed alaska airlines as a sponsor
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they're not a winner take all sponsor not like the first 5 hundred bikes there's a lot of options about the level of interest with the sponsor. any other questions >> supervisor yee. >> yeah. a quick question. i've been curious about bike stations. is there ever a time when, you know, who too many bikes coming to one place and not enough space and parking >> absolutely. >> the bike share we contract with the a company al at that they're the biking contractor and we gave them a purchase order they deployed it and have
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vance they'll circulate to make sure there's an optimal direction of the bicycles to you don't incur an empty station or full station. >> i think you've found one station that didn't have any bikes i had to wait 5 or 10 minutes during the america's cup race people were getting to the waterfront. but for me to get to meetings and my hope as we expand that we're looking at areas of entity as bryan larkin from the cac raised not only places where we think there will be a lot of bicyclists but other areas that need to market and promote more bicycling as well >> yeah. as we expand