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. >> good morning and welcome to the self-county transportation authority monthly meeting i'm supervisor scott wiener the the chair of the transportation authority and mr. clerk, call
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the roll a commissioner avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos absent supervisor christensen supervisor cowen supervisor farrell absent supervisor kim absent supervisor mar absent supervisor tang supervisor yee supervisor yee we have quorum. >> okay. thank you very much item 2. >> item 2 chair's report an informational item. >> colleagues earlier this month i was happy to join with supervisor mark farrell and supervisor christensen with direction tilly chang. >> the staff from the mayor's office and members of the community to celebrate of the openly of the new doyle drive on july 12th the presidio parkway was opened marking a major
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milestone for the 4 lane undivided highway built 77 yooshgsz along with the golden gate bridge to a beautiful parkway that serves the gateway serve city over the contractor g lc undertook a complex demolition of the structure and constructed new structures to handle the hundred of thousands of people that use the roadway everyday safely and ahead of schedule with the new doyle drive the access to the presidio and the new connections to the presidio for pedestrians and transit users and motorists alike we should be proud as co-sponsors of the project along with caltrans we took the mediate in lead in the earlier stages of the planning review
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and invested $65 million of the salesforce fund and finalized the funding plan for the private dollars as our director noted it is a celebration not easy to get to this many partnerships and boundary from creating new parkway standards to having sustainable methods to becoming the first and only p-3 or public-private pales in comparison on the highway i want to congratulate caltrain and the presidio parkway with the transportation authority for this wonderful chauvinism i want to acknowledge our former executive director jose that demonstrated the ability to get this built and our recently retired deputy who had the skill
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and tenacious it we celebrate the openly of doyle drive all the projects in the program as well as are underway with the strong demand we're seeing on all the transit services the needs for pedestrian and bicycle safety to achieve vision zero and the desire r desire for more reduction measures time to plan for the next major investment with the interests in the powell on bart and transportation conducted by the bay area council covering san francisco alameda and contra costa the public concerns about the congestion and the public's willingness to invest there was strong support for a bart bond to invest in the implementations or replacement of this aging system the poll identified the demand
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for better transit including more and fast serves as a result of that poll contra costa county is moving forward with the measures in 2017 alameda county approved the saks and they've adopted the goals for potential measures next year as well it is important for san francisco to be well positions and to know our funding and investment decisions with the neighboring community and especially important to have local matching fund to move our priorities forward when federal and state a eventually materialized if that funding didn't materialize we're appreciative to the voters for purchasing prop a and prop b with the 1040 transportation
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plan and the mayor's office 2030 plan both plans envision the need to invest to meet our maintenance and capability r capacity and expansion as noted in director chang chronicle and ed reiskin mta this increases the capacity in all 3 of the major muni bart and caltrans with the traffic on the freeways to make our streets safer and more visiting is great need for road improvement for this reason i want to ask the transportation authority staff to collect a poll of the san franciscans to get a better sense for the investment for the transportation system and how to pay for them this will help to shape our nation that the mayor's office regarding the
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2016 bart as well as local measures i look forward to the poll results and with that colleagues, i want to wish everyone a great august recess once we adjourn this meeting is there any public comment on item 2 seeing none, public comment is closed item 3. >> item 3 executive orders this is an informational item. >> thank you chair wiener tilly chang in light of today's heavy presentation i'd like to skip quickly to congratulatey remark about the sfmta receiving a $41 million cap & trade grant for the light rail vehicles and otherwise still bleak federal and state transportation picture of the sfmta will be using the
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$41 million for the cap & trade for 64 vehicles and this is part of the long term investment program we put in place last fall what the largest sales tax allocation bart transbay explorers are coming people to avoid that corridor and use the ferry service and others bus transit services on august 1st and it through the labor day weekend to please be aware of the closure of the transit four maintenance projects locally the geary rapid transit is moving forward we're pleased to put that on the agenda for the next engineering design for
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near term and the improvements later in my report we notice the van ness project has has preconstruction workshop on the delivery method a wonderful milestone for the project we're in the implementation phase for the bart project so congratulations to sfmta on that milestone at the neighborhood level the neighborhood transportation plans moving forward sfmta will be conducting public outreach for the district 2 for in conjunction with supervisor farrell's office and district 5 the western edition for the transportation plan study with supervisor breed office under is dates in my reports tuesday august 18th for the meeting at the high school and i was in the morning at the 10:00 a.m. we encourage the public to come out there will be a lot of
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staff to take our input and shape the planning efforts we'll continue to work in district 3 with sxhooifshgz and sfmta for the kearny street for the transportation and anticipate any maps for the boards for adoption and it is on the agenda for today's approval for the follow-up effort to improve the safety on that corridor prop double a approved in 2010 an attachment to the vehicle registration and progress report the program is moving along nicely the board approved it in envelope and since then we've allocated $21 million to 17 projects throughout the city and some are featured many in my report the hunters view with the
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housing support as well as the service center bike station which is underway in double a funds in addition to the presidio parkway the milestone for the partners we celebrated the full name off-ramp ribbon cutting had a small ceremony essential this is the first to approach the city if the bay bridge the fulsome fremont ramp to help with the safety pedestrian crossing and providing the ability to have a better parcel led by the project manager and i want to congratulate it is our first implementation project led from beginning to end and on behalf of the redevelopment agency known as the average
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office of community investment ike so the completed project for safety is again, i want to thank our partners for their help including caltrans and the ike the yerba buena ramp is moving and progressing the construction of the rams to and from the east side of the island hopefully, we'll see the ribbon cutting on schedule next summer august 2016 that project is being led by our project manager eric who i'm pleased and excited to announce as our deputy for the project so eric has been a veteran of this transportation work and project gliefr having worked for 31 years first in caltrain and really advising multiple
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agencies like ours he bring a wealth of the expertise and caltrain and the caltrans process and deliver the ramps and a host of other ways he's been assisting the city as we move the projects through the caltrans process and excited to deliver projects we're fortunate to have eric finally i'll note we were able to have joint training with sfmta i want to thank eric he spearheaded that working with the deputy director for finance and administration both sfmta and ta staff were able to take 21 folks were able excuse me. hundred and 50 folks with a joint delivery and management training that benefits the city wells fargo with that, i want to wish you
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and our staff a relaxing summer recess. >> thank you, ms. changing colleagues, any questions or comments regarding the executive director report seeing none e seeing none, any public comment on item number 3 seeing none, public comment is closed this is an informational item item 4. >> item 4 approval of the minutes of the june 23rd meeting an action item. >> okay. colleagues any changes to the minutes or any other questions or comments seeing none, is there any public comment on item number 4 seeing none public comment is closed can you please call the roll on item 4. >> supervisor avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos absent supervisor christensen supervisor cowen supervisor farrell absent supervisor kim supervisor mar
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supervisor tang supervisor scott wiener supervisor yee that motion passes. >> okay item number 5 ash item 5 adopt the positions on state legislation an action item. >> okay. any questions or comments on item 5 seeing none is there any public comment on item 5 seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues, can we take item 5 same house, same call? we'll take that without objection. that will be the order item 6 and item 67 award a 2 year contract to the services not to exceed 4 hundred thousands for the planning and jerry for the to san francisco corridor 30 years the contractor for the conditions and terms this is an action item. >> colleagues, any questions or comments seeing none, any public comment on item 6?
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seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues, can we take item 6 same house, same call? we'll take that without objection. that will be the order item no. 7 >> item 678 authorize the executive director to execute a transportation authority authority for the quit claim on howard street particles to be sold as part of particle f by the transbay joint powers authority this is an action item. >> i'll ask our supervisor cohen to proceed over this item. >> good morning okay supervisor wiener. >> thank you, very much. ma'am, vice chair colleagues like many of i've been a strong
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supporter of transbay transit project i want to thank supervisor kim for her work as the transbay joint powers authority this is the first of a two-phase project that includes the downtown extension of caltrans that is led by the transbay joint powers authority bus terminal is scheduled to open late 2017 and eventually the train will be constructed below the terminal will house the transbay serve enacting los angeles to san francisco for the reason i can't overstate the importance of delivering those promotions in a timely and cost effective marijuana the transbay joint powers authority was a strong supporter and early funder having set aside $270 million in the prop k plan and allocating over $70 million to the project to date the
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reason has contributed hundred and $50 million to the project unfortunately after approving a $310 million increase to the budget in 2013 the tjpa board is asked to rise it as the tjpa staff right to left $260 million gap in just like this brings the total to twice it's original budget this brings us today to the need to sell this parallel from tjpa to sell this particle when is the quit claim action that had been intended to pay for in terms of the property will be sold and used to pay for the downtown extension and instead not even to help complete the funding for phase one
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every time that funds are taken away if phase two the downtown extension and moved to phase one it makes is it harder for us to complete the funding to get the trains downtown last week the tjpa came to the me up transportation commission i serve asking for a similar quit claim in order to sell the parcel the mtc commissioner were quite unhappy to put it mildly with the staffs presentation requesting that quit claim we felt the management team had not been an adequate job of estimating and keeping the decision makers informed of the projects but there are contributing factors like martin outside of the control like
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costs we have gas by the overly optimistic estimate the mtc was not confident in the increase finger and waguespack was skeptical to bring the project on time and on budget and, in fact tjpa staff indicated there were only thirty percent confidence with the upward revision of the last of the cost increases the mtc voted to approve the quit claim but it was approved as part of the motion to approve the witness claim the mtc included an amendment mandating the agency to do the cost committee comprised of the city and county of san francisco through the controller's office and the transportation authority to review the costs of both
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phase one and two and to make recommendations regarding management of costs going forward now with this action on our agenda i want to echo that condition that the mtc impose last week and to add two more conditions first is that the tjpa willfully cooperate in a 90 day cost plan for the phase one and two and, of course the transportation authority will be involved in the cost review it is expected to come up with recommendations for both project phases for phase one on what can be done to increase the confidence this is the last cost increase and seconds in different to the cost review that i mentioned the tjpa shall agree to only all the time the phase one cost plan
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finishing to have the parcels day that will be awkward in september and any other costs identified by the time the tjpa board meeting so the budget changes will be limited to those known increases in funding for the agency and this will be the case until the 90 day cost review is completed and present to the mtc until we do the deep dive into the costs the agency should not be making budget adjustments beyond the sale of this parcel and others concrete funding sources that becomes aware of tjpa low agree to continue to work with the mtc with the city and the ta and other funding participates to develop a full plan for phase one that includes specific recommendations for any
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additional financing needed beyond the existing interim bridge with the golden saks and gotten secures colleagues we ♪ what you wish so jeopardy this and it is stealing important we address the lack of confidence with the tjpa management of this critical project i want to note point tjpa the directors i think have stepped up and asking a lot of hard questions i appreciate their leadership and really pushing their staff on this but i want to join in that push to make sure that we are getting very, very clear costs and transparent information from tjpa staff i believe that we will conclude the cost review well on time for the tjpa to meet the goal of
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showing up to fund the project to draw down the a plan so i want to offer those plans and conditions to the approval of item 7 >> thank you. >> that's a motion. >> okay. >> supervisor wiener made another motion is there a second seconded by supervisor christensen the motion let's do roll call vote. >> on the amendment. >> yes. on the amendment excuse me. supervisor kim. >> i wasn't sure if there was a response from tjpa they have staff here i was hoping you could talk about those amendments and your conversation i want to say i support the amendments before us and the staff knows that we had multiple conversations in the last two years about the cost overruns driven by increasing the construction costs over the last
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two years but i know the board tjpa has expressed plans how we can you know mitigate as many of the trade packages coming in and kind of our failure to bid early on many of the packages that were much more affordable that we've done in the city i want to give the opportunity for the tjpa staff to respond. >> good morning, commissioners i'm mark the project manager with the transbay joint powers authority we've had did the has supervisor kim mentioned last year in bidding the trade packages the market conditions in san francisco have been difficult with the building construction our project is unique and complicated it is 4 city blocks and this is in the middle of downtown so it's hard for the contractors to reach the project
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site and as as you can see from the south of market area a lot of construction going on with the team the buildings keep going up and there's another possible 9 or 10 coming up which has limited the availability to the contractor to bid on the project so the bidding has been low and increased the margins quite a bit for the bids so we'll see them above our estimates and have implemented the measures in order to reduce the costs and down scoping we'll done alternative control costs but that unfortunately was not sufficient so our request in front of the board we'll augment our budget by 2 hundred plus million dollars in order to bid the remaining packages by the
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september board meeting in order to keep your construction on schedule if we're not able we'll only be bidding on the trade packages and enormity in the meantime their critical for the packages and bid them out in september with the available fund to proceed and delay the packages until funding becomes available one is the rooftop parks and the society elements and our discussions with the general contractor he identified the trade packages most critical and less critical and he identified the park as one of the packages we can defer and then continue to constrict that rooftop park will not allow us to build the trade center with the openly of the trade center we'll open the transit center while the construction of rooftop park is ongoing it is
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not ideal but doable so i would like to emphasize by asking the vice president steve humphrey's that is managing the project if you don't mind. >> good morning steve humphrey's e frees what mark said is absolutely true we actually bid out the rooftop park at the end of the june it is good for 90 days and if not awarded at the end of september the bid expires and we'll have to rebid that scope that extends the completion date of rooftop park beyond many months and just able to present challenges with presenting that work around an operating facility for the driving up the costs as well. >> so i'm sorry to interrupt
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i'm a little bit surprised to hear about this delay of the park construction because? a a conversation we had last year the tjpa board was clear along with the mayor's office we wanted to see the park opened being this is one of the commitments to the neighborhood many of the residents are living in a high density area, of course for the workers i'm not sure i port that as a way to manage the cost over renewals we simply should have bid for central hospital keeping those budgets ir's on time and on schedule we can't go back and cry over spilled milk those bids are going out but legitimate concerns about i think the option your offering to the transportation authority in terms of how to control the
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costs i know the tjpa board questioned the immense costs overruns we're seeing more the skin of the terminal and many of us are requesting you know whether this is the best pathway moving forward some go that the exterior and needs to have but we need to consider that as one of the lemons that we really think versus the park that is actually concept all that will be offended to the community and the neighborhood that has has outcome i don't think so in the time to have the dialog i want to know if the staff that chair wiener is offering as we vote on the matter. >> we're happy to see this in
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order to do the full competitive cost review we meet point tjpa and the construction meeting on the construction contractor meetings wire aware we're definitely more than happy to continue the negotiations for item 2 if we're not able to secure the money we'll not be able to award the rooftop park if we're able to do that we'll be able to do that and item b the will delay cause delays. >> i understand that i don't think there is any indication that authority wanted to delay the rooftop parks said it is important to keep it on time again my question was specifically on the amendments
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proposed by chair wiener. >> we've been- we've been supporting item b will mean that construction is is impacted and rooftop park is not awarded to the transit center it allows us to use the proceeds for to do an interim budget of a hundred and $69 million that's not sufficient for the critical package we need this in order to keep the construction going. >> may i interject the executive director has something to add. >> on the revolt park and the ability of the tjpa to be awarded mom and dad's chair weiner's proposal for the interim budget it should be limited to the sale of the parcel faelz deals search warrants security by the funding or grant i believe that are in
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negotiations with the city so whatever those funding precedes you can secure by september there is nothing in the condition to preclude the continues of the rooftop park. >> with all due respect we need $200,469,000,000 in addition to the september tjpa board meeting otherwise the construction burglary be impacted i agree we remember able to come up with the level of funding by september construction about keep on going with no impacts but 246.9 is not available by september it impacts construction and so forth. >> chair wiener did you have an opportunity to brief our amendments with the tjpa staff. >> ms. chang spoke.
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>> you want to speak are she was not aware of the amendments. >> we spoke before the meeting. >> so there's support with the staff. >> we received the written - so. >> so there's support for the amendments. >> supervisor kim the - >> support for the amendments. >> the amendments restrict the ability to award that effects construction. >> so you don't support the amendments. >> no. >> perhaps if we could have a little bit more time i actually support but want to better understand the disagreement before we vote on that item. >> before we go further i want to give the chair the floor. >> thank you, commissioner vice chair and for your comments getting clarity i have to say i
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continued this to be disappeared by the way those items move forward and first of all, that was a heated conversation the tjpa staff they put parcel out to bid knowing they needed quit claim in the transportation authority and the mtc they put it out the bid and come to us and say you better grant the witness claim if you don't it will holed up our sale why not get etiquette claim before you advertise the bid and it puts us as policymakers in a terrible prologis ccig oakland global position with the tjpa staff continually conforms you better do what we're asking you to do and if you don't it will have xyz ramifications instead of coming to us ahead of time i
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know that ms. chang spoke to the lady i'll ask her to describe the conversation but eric a kaplan is not here today so i'll ask ms. chang to talk about that. >> further clarification my understanding from the tjpa budgeted numbers as well as the constitution with director kaplan part of $246 million is needed for the awards for the september as well as the revolt park but the facility didn't have to be addressed at this point for the reaccomplishment of the project as well as additional $48 million in construction management costs and oversight costs that are budgeted for the next couple of years or 3 years i believe about hundred million dollars didn't voluntary e have to be secured
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by september in order to award the remaining bid package for rooftop park. >> there is some soft costs and oversight and other costs that can also be deferred for a few more months as we conduct a cost review. >> it you critical we replenish our resources part of the reason we need to have the resources we utilized $82 million reserves to that came a lot of budget that's how we were able to do that about you but it is critical we need need 246.9 to ward the packages and hundred and $60 million it will not be sufficient to ward the remaining
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3 packages. >> my understanding is there are only a couple of bid packages you need to award that is sufficient and that on for 3 months we'll come back after the cost review and see about the plan to see about the desirability of the budget. >> let me ask steve from web core to respond to that they're managing the trade packages. >> okay. can you - >> there are 3 trade packages coming before us in september are; is that correct. >> that's correct a concrete slab topping package are the rooftop park and i forgot the third - yeah, the metal seems like and the glass floor assembly yes.
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>> and a column of covers. >> supervisor kim. >> i'm not clear. >> let me clarify we have. >> why you don't support the amendments. >> we don't think that the hundred 60 is sufficient to ward the packages and the contingency can move forward. >> with your ability to pull the public auction on september 2nd. >> no, but it we'll not be able to award the packages in september this delays construction or rooftop park. >> all we need is 246 that allows us to award the most critical trade packages and month are completed and the funding valuable for the trade packages and that's what we
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communicated to the ta staff. >> my understanding that is no different than where we are today, the rooftop park is not fund for the ability to shift more means to afford those the two trade packages are hundred and $39 million the mini minimum is hundred and $69 million we hope the auction will provide more than that and help to solve the problem of it does we're in no different position in the future as today, we still need tjpa to secure the funding for that rooftop park and is under negotiations with the city to handle that with the balance of the $246 million. >> and to work with the city to fully fund the project but the september board meeting to award the remaining 3 packages the
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hundred 39 excludes - includes the bonding fees so again, if we're limited or restricted to only parks left we'll not be able to award the remaining trade packages. >> sir for example if 9 auction yields more than a hundred and $60 million the minimum bid that takes care of of matters, however we're not in a different position we still need to find the additional fund for the rooftop park if we were to award that and maybe want to award that in september nothing precludes tjpa staff to secure the financing from the city what we're dir what we are
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defering is $79 million for couple of months and some oversight costs and management costs but a couple of funds didn't. >> we're going in a loop we must ask for the reserves for the construction so apologizes we can't support. >> chair wiener. >> i want to reiterate the last portion of ms. chang's remarks this motion explicit restrict the expenditures to the precedes of the sale it includes many outlets funding sources that are identified whether from the city or otherwise this funding will exist or not exist and it will not impede for the contract for it so i stand by the motion. >> supervisor kim. >> i think that when is the
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next transbay joint powers authority meeting. >> september late september? 22nd; is that right >> i'm wondering if there is time if something is holding up the auction although i mean this is the minimum bids which we assume we're going to get at least the minimum bid so - >> i'm going to support the amendments going forward i wish this could have been worked out prior to the meeting and not at the full board it is a battle in terms of what is the staff moving forward and hopefully between july and september 10th we'll clarify the best way moving forward the tjpa board is also concerned about the cost overrun we want to look at a number of things through the shell that came up at the july 4th meeting that is
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something that director mohammed nuru and others brought up we have to re-evaluate it far more important than the terminal we need caltrans to the terminal in order for the terminal to be what we promised the city much more than a bus terminal i think it is important for the oversight to occur i don't think it necessarily has to be the two bodies but to create leverage to insure there is more work on accident trade packages moving forward i'll support that i wish we have worked out you know an agreement on the amendments prior to coming to the board meeting i don't want to work against the tjpa in supporting those amendments that is not you know this position i was hoping to be in when i came to the transportation authority. >> i have a couple of questions
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to ask staff what instructions did maria give you in coming to the chamber today. >> to provide the status of where we are at and hold this stem where it impacts in order for the trade packages again we worked well with the ta staff, however, only received in writing the conditions this morning we have a conversation yes afternoon about the conditions we only had an opportunity to side or so them this morning. >> how much time this morning did you have to review. >> i want to say 9:30 or 945 we didn't have a conversation on the phone yesterday afternoon but seeing something in writing. >> what's your name. >> mark.
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>> this is the position i don't know if the other commissioners feel this this is not a subject matter i know b a lot about i'm a little bit uncomfortable i'm in the cross because i trust my colleague supervisor wiener generally does thoughtful and due diligence i'm uncomfortable staff is saying we don't support those amendments and the executive director is saying she had a conversation with the director of tjpa who by the way is not here and unable to offer comments on what is happening i'm curious to the other commissioners, if there is any other concerns or thoughts or ideas out there it is comforting to know that supervisor kim is supportive of the amendment i imagine between supervisor wiener and supervisor kim to be
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the two most knowledgeable persons on this particular project just looking for some direction supervisor kim. >> i don't completely understand the sdaurmentd i'm not going to say i do i support a level of oversight i'm finding confusing whether there is agreement on the amendment the way i read the amendment it doesn't seem to impact or have the outcome that the staff is saying it will around the trade packages that that being said construction is not my expertise like ed reiskin and have staff now say those amendments impact the project is concerting but it recent hard to evaluate right now what gives me comfort two months to work out the pieces
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and holy hoping that you know if there is a way that the amendments are negatively impacting the trade packages that we'll have that prior to september 10th i'm looking at director chang that is shaking her head this dynamic is disconcerting it is. >> i hope not a telephone tail sign of what is happening supervisor christensen. >> did the director want to interject. >> i apologize we're ♪ more unison the $8 million plus needs to be found exists today and hopefully, will get closed between now and september or other forms but the budget gap exceeds the excepted value of the parcel the parcel will be more than a hundred and 60 hopefully a lot more but the
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minimum bid even with that parcel an hundred and $87 million gap to get to the cost that the tjpa approval of so hundred and $87 million gap the decision explicit effect that the condition as a in the future no september the tjpa should not adapt a budget that exceeds the known funding that will be parcel f and could be more the hundred and $87 million exists today >> you're making a recommendation to accept the amendment. >> absolutely the amendment is reasonable and calls for support. >> chair wiener. >> you know in the discussions of the mtc last week and also in talking with director reiskin from the tjpa yesterday and others their focus was please
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grant the witness claim we have the option of delaying the witness claim and on september 2nd they could auction it to the lease in september the closing period and ms. kaplan asserted that will cause the construction blow up i don't believe that is the case but the request has been please don't delay the quiet claim we are putting reasonable conditions and the tjpa will or will not have the funding for the additional contract in september and none of the conditions will impact whether or not they have the funding chair wiener who made the request not to delay the acquit claims. >> well ms. kaplan was one and we had the discussion thank you mtc i spoke to ed reiskin who felt we should move forward with
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the witnessquit claim the people worked with our staff many chang and others to put together those reasonable conditions. >> one last question to the through the chair for can reap was the amendment provides to the tjpa at 9:30 that morning and not the day before or a week before. >> i think a lot of this came up as part mtc so a lot of this played out at the mtc meeting we didn't we requested that she personally attended the mtc
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because the mtc today there's a lot of he said she said we thought it was important to have all principles there that's not the case today to ms. chaplain and things have moefld quickly over the last few days. >> supervisor christensen. >> this is in response to that madam chair it is apparently this is all a great deal discomfortable on not only the cost overruns but you i the way in which they've been compiled and managed today it seems unlikely we approve the witness claims i ask the quit claim that is likely to put us in a better position and moving forward with the caveat has it's merits.
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>> okay. why don't we chair wiener you're the maker of that motion sounds there needs to be more discussion what would do you want to do. >> i wish we voted on the amendments and i'll be voting to support the quit claim release subject to this. >> supervisor kim. >> did you want to speak. >> so i wanted to request a couple of more minutes director chang has e-mailed the information to director reiskin and they're going to respond
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pretty quickly and they the see the amendments prior just to insure that the amendments proposed by chair wiener is exactly what we previewed and read. >> any others discussions with any on the commissioners. >> since supervisor kim is requesting time i'll suggest we go on to item 8 and come back to item 7 once the other items are completed on the agenda and that's an excellent suggestion item 8 a appoint jacqueline saks and peter saks to the citizens advisory committee this is an action item. >> on technical 8 colleagues, any questions or comments seeing none is there any public comment on item number 8 seeing
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none, public comment is closed colleagues i don't - has the house changed can we please call the roll. >> commissioner avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos absent supervisor christensen supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee item passes. >> okay item number 9. >> item 9 appoint kevin stole to the bus rapid transit committee. >> colleagues comments or questions on item 9 pie public comment on item 9 seeing none, public comment is closed colleagues, can we take item 9 same house, same call? without objection that will be the order item 10.
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>> item 10 allocate $38 million plus in prop k fund with conditions and appropriate 6 hundred plus in prop k subject to the fiscal year decision schedules an action item colleagues, any comments or questions on item 10 any public comment on item 10 seeing none, public comment is closed colleagues, can we take item 10 same house, same call? without objection that will be the order item 11. >> adopt the chinese town action report. >> colleagues, any questions or comments on item 11 seeing none any public comment on item 11 seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues can we take item 11 same house, same call? without objection that will be the order oh, well without objection that will be the
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order. >> item 12. >> adopt the geneva feasibility study final report. >> colleagues is couple of different comments about the study that is incredibly important that brings connections between geneva corridor the bayshore boulevard and shipyard to get to bart station and the t line for caltrans station i appreciate the responsiveness of the concerns from the community by including an analysis of the avenue as an alternative route and acknowledge the ta staff especially david and the citizens advisory committee the ta adams 3 meetings in english and chinese which is critical to
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the area and it's important to move forward for the study and work towards implementation to continue this sort of outreach to the community by proactively reaching out to residents in the neighborhood to keep them informed on the process as well as the project every step of the way i also want to thank our colleague in daily city for they're discrepancy. >> thank you very much supervisor cowen no outlet questions or comments we'll move to public comment any public comment on item 12 seeing none, public comment is closed. and colleagues, can we take item 12 same house, same call? without objection that will be the order item he 13 >> 13 transportation stunt update this is an informational item. >> staff has a presentation for
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us; is that correct ms. chang? >> just a quick way of introduction we're pleased to present this to the multiple agency team we've worked on this back in early 2000 with the l o s with the larger comprehensive management for the development review and ceqa analysis and i'd like to acknowledge the hard leadership the sfmta and the mayor's office in developing the program the first part is the transportation sustainability fee that was introduced by the supervisor wiener and the focus of today's presentation to reach our transportation performance in the city including the reduction of the vehicles travel and looking forward to the presentation with that i'm going to turn it over to michael with the transportation authority assisted by folks from the planning department and from
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the sfmta thank you. >> thank you director i will make it brief i know we're running behind we're excited to be floovent of you reaching this great mile the whole purpose behind this project is addressing a good thing that san francisco is a very popular place to work live and visit it is straining our transportation network anybody out there knows the road at the transit vehicles are nearing capacity in some areas and this great lifestyle people facing less than good conditions this is only going to get worse those problems more challenging by 2040 new households and jobs this is something for a long time we struggled are we're
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going to grow and i think that the subject of an early item today, we know there is not a lot of housing being built but 40 percent are in the pipeline it is coming something we need to address in acomprehensive so the city is bringing forward the transcript capital investment and the bike infrastructure and the this is really what can we do to parish with the developing community to make sure their contributing their fair share but limit the strain on the network so that is where we come to 9 transportation assailant it is a comprehensive approach in 3 parts a moderntion of the transportation with the alternatives to level of service analysis and the second what can
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veerpz do onsite to limit the single occupancy vehicles and feinstein an investment to make sure that the developers are making pair fair share for the strain on the transit position with that i'm going to turn it over to my colleagues with an will be talking about the first two and listing i can't chang will be talking about the second thank you. >> thank you, michael chair wiener and members of the board i'm the senior planner with the planning department as michael and director chang mentioned i'll talk about the first component that is the level of the service reform the levy level of services is a standard to measure the transportation impacts for projects subject to the california environmental quality act
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reforms is happening at the state level as a result of state bill the senate bill says it's a metric under ceqa can't be used and an alternative metric should be established the level of service is how many seconds a driver waits at an intersection the service analysis is the inconsistent where other federal, state, and local laws it is bias and typically doesn't result in better ordinances for the transportation including the safety outcomes so the state is proposing removing the level of services and replacing that with the vehicles traveled metric by making this change at the state lovely improves the local transportation for land use projects the state is proposing
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the vehicle miles traveled to the region of average i mean, i'll come back to this in a minute what that means for san francisco for transportation projects the state is proposing that projects in the net decrease will not help with the significant environmental impacts many of the transportation projects that come before you meets this criteria it is critical that the city can deliver projects to accommodate the growth that michael mentioned in the level of reform service should effect that sooner so this slide simply illustrates what the miles traveled means and it is murray's the miles and zoning districts that a person my drive typically a development from another uses located in poor access to non-audible modes
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of travel that generates a substantial amount of driving the medics provides the environmental performance then level of services as it relates to green house gas and energy so as mentions for land use projects the state is proposing comparing the vehicle 3450i8z traveled to the regional average in san francisco the regional average is the bay area so this table compares san francisco with the regional average with the vehicle mile traveled per capita per day as you can see is san francisco is doing well, this is expected given the city's diversity of uses and other factors that effect the travel behavior this is a good indication that most land use projects will generate a lower vehicle miles traveled
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ratio than the regional average in the city we want to do better than the status quo given the challenges that michael mentions i'll scott wiener discuss it threw our second component of the ta shift through shift we're proposing implementing the onsite amenities we do driving alone above and beyond what is required in the planning code like car sharing and bus parking the goal to encourage the sustainable behavior while providing predictability so the city is working on a t d m with a menu of the options for the effectiveness of those measures
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at different locations in san francisco which is a form based research done in the state and city and like all good policy efforts morntdz so the mornts insures that the developers are implementing the measures they're committed to and the program is effective this next slide is an example of the t d m measures that the developers will select from many are familiar with the components of t d m and implemented for or implemented voluntarily by the developers because of the market demand for those types of measures but if we're going to have developers to implement the project we need to be able to fund that shift in our transportation system so colleagues listing i can't chin
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with the planning department says there's a way to do that in the component of the program. >> michael mentioned we have a robust policy in improving our transportation to make sure that people can travel safeties mentee would what mode the mayor's office task force found we need $10 million for the existing task force to have potential funds for a posh
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license fee and sales tax this to address some of the needs the proposal to create a transportation sustainability fee that was introduced by supervisor wiener at the boards hearing lecture last week it was to pay for the design shares on the transportation system most of the funding sources identified through the task force are really focused on maintaining the capital improvements to the system efficiency the p.s. f to serve the demands on growth of course, we do have an existing transportation fee the transit impact development fee that goes to the non-restricted projects it has excuse me. the pablt for the residential development and large institutions smaller nonprofits will continue to be exempt under
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the charitable process the prototype draft ordinances introduced at the board of supervisors but we've made refinement and moved to have the feasibility study both available on the project website the nexus study identified the justified amount we can ask the city to provide new services for growth and he did feasibility stooped will insure we're maximizing our results from this work we established the residential growth of $7.74 will help to support a fee of $15 or roughly $4 more than they're paying the pdrs uses pay under $8 a square feet i should note that residential projects in some area plans
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receive a offset in costs that is where the city is accounting here's more detail who the fees covered by the t d f of 21 units or more and major hospitals and universities for the master plans to the city hospitals will not be subject to the fee until the seismic requirements are met subject to the board there would be a number of exemptions in the proposal for affordable housing this includes the my mind and affordable projects and includes exemptions for businesses and nonprofits and units 21 units or fewer the process will provide the - projects that have received the entitlements will continue to
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pay the existing ti f and any impact fees that did apply to the residential project in the pipeline that have not received their entitlements will receive 50 percent if the existing t d f for existing projects what will this mean once adapt it raise billion dollars over thirty years over $4 million in new transportation revenue or $14 million annual the fund goes towards the transportation improvements for the expanding of muni reliability and reduces driver times and going towards projects like muni forward the expenditure plan is for bart and caltrans and helps with this
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biking and making walking safer here are the relative amounts for the fees i've mentioned the bulk of the fee supports the transit reliability looking forward we've been working for the last several years to refine the outreach and working to support the adaptation process with facts implemented we anticipate the two components will come forward independently this year the timing of the ceqa changes is do not the state changes we'll happy this winter in conclusion we well our proposal thank you. >> thank you very much that presentation this is a really important step forward in terms of introducing
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the legislation and updating our approach to transit impact fees and development so thank you colleagues, any questions or comments regarding the presentation ? seeing none, any public comment on item 13 seeing none, public comment is closed and this was an information item item 14 item 14 introduction of new items an informational item colleagues, any introductions there okay. any public comment on item 14 seeing none, public comment is closed item 15 then >> item 15 public comment. >> new general public comment please come forward. >> supervisors i'm francisco you heard a lengthy presentation
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given by one of the employees and none of you all asked her any questions during this public comment i don't know if you have easy to see but the congestion on our roads in san francisco is dispermissible not too long ago i was on the 38 geary and a bus stalled for over one hour because of congestion because of an incident so presentations like this given like a conceptual plan what is a conceptual plan like a dream you can wake up from this dream and it would be the worst
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nightmare you know several people are looking at me i've been here and jose and others who i don't see over here a lot of new describe and the new buzz they'll have no sense of history no sense of cultural competency no sense of a real traffic management for the computer day we've selected before we keep collecting the data but not have the ability to utilize it i is that because one time i ran the procedure one thousand plus acres i know what it means to run a city i'm just making this comments because i can see that people don't ask questions. >> thank you very much
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is there any additional public comment seeing none, public comment is closed. okay. colleagues i'd like to recall item no. 7 this has already been called ms. chang any updates? >> was able to send them to the directors director reiskin and have been in communication with director reiskin he understand that i believe and we'll convey that to the feedback to 9 commissioners. >> okay. thank you tjpa staff wants to make a comment. >> i'm sarah the cfo and he hope i can clarify some i hope i don't confuse things we've worked with tjpa staff and we
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appreciate our quit claim support but want to point out the plan has been and we've been working with the city to come up with a full signing plan to award all our packages in september so we've been working with the city for most now the focus over the last month has 80 has been to identify the projects with the infrastructure and otherwise streetscape that will be complete when the transit center is implemented and what projects can be pushed out to evaluate the city can evaluate what other fund can be shifted to totally fund the parks our understanding as the staff mark and i this may be an incorrect understanding but the city will participated in the cost overview up to 90 displays the whole plan will not be in place by september 10th so mark
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has been flagging is not we don't support the conditions we're more than happy to cooperate but without a full funding plan by september 10th we'll not be able to award everything but only award construction management oversight contracts, etc. we have in place for we understand the sentiment we could award everything with a minimum of contingency for a few months perhaps but at a staff level we have some concerns that not replenishing the contingency with awarding the packages puts us in a difficult positions some construction arises what we propose to do if it is limited if the only if i understand
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identified the parcel precedes we'll identify the critical packages and award or increase the budget for construction management only to the extent we don't need the full 9 and a half million dollars for the increase over the life of the project size that down to the next 6 months or next year but trying to flag that with the commissioners without a few funding in place we can't do everything. >> just to clarify having the other identified source of funding beyond the sale of the parcel. >> correct. >> today, we're not voting on other source of funding you'll either find those if in or not. >> everyone understands the reality we'll find that with the
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city and sfmta so if findings those sources is put onion hold or comes at the end of 90 days for the costs rectify there's not a full plan in place. >> so, of course, everyone wants to mock the funding it existing in terms of the 90 days set by the mtc the language about the amendment i offered was simply referring to the mtc 90 days we've discussed the 60 days and mtc staff are requested 90 days, of course if you can complete it before that that is great there is nothing in the mtc action or our action that in must way prevents things from moving forward within the 90 days if the costs are completed we hope that will be completed
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sooner or later. >> it could take up to 90 days and if the parcel is $246 million on september 2nd we'll in a great position and we recognize that as well. >> thank you very much okay. colleagues any - so right now with respect to item 7 a motion that was been seconded by supervisor christensen on the table any additional discussion okay. seeing none mr. clerk, call the roll oh, you're right before we vote on this that's correct any public comment on item no. 7 seeing none public comment is closed mr. clerk the house has changed call the roll on the amendment to item 7. >> yes. the amendment. >> on the amendment commissioner avalos
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supervisor breed supervisor campos absent supervisor christensen supervisor cowen supervisor farrell absent supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee amendment passes. >> the amendment is adapted and for the underlying items item 7 as amended colleagues, can we take that item same house, same call? without objection that will be the order item 16. >> item 16 adjournment. >> we are adjourned thank you@p
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