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commitment to integration initiatives across the network, and dph as a whole. you see many of them listed here. our enterprising mr, the continued development of our business intelligence unit, and our data warehouse. our call center expansion, which is one of the major recommendations for implementing expanded health care contracting. and we continue to integrate clinical services. you are going to hear specifically about pharmacy, but skilled nursing and rehabilitation across the network. so that concludes my part of the presentation. i'm happy to take any questions you may have, and/or feedback. >> commissioner taylor-mcghee. >> thank you very much for your presentation. i just have one little bitty issue that i would like to sort of point out in terms of your branding and marketing strategy. i would just be careful to
make sure that you don't promote yourself as a quality provider for private people, particularly private insurance and i would just shift it to maybe think about it as successfully merging the network as a quality provider for low-income and uninsured residents. and private people -- people who have private insurance. because sometimes you can sort of shift the focus, and then you lose people that way or people begin to think i'm left out, you know? >> absolutely. >> i just want to make sure. >> i appreciate that and that was a long topic of conversation within the leadership. we struggled with how to phase it? and part of the discussion was that
rather than -- we're definitely not changing our mission or our population, we're just expanding it to include others. >> right expanding to include others sounds good. it's the same concept. >> commissioner pating. >> first of all, mr. pickens, congratulations. this is just leaps and bonds the report is leaps and bonds over what we heard last year in terms of our business planning and sense of focus, and all the oars rhoiing in rowing in the same direction. i love your mission statement. it's the highlight of my year and i like the areas of the business development, the six domains. the question that i have and most concerned about is your statement that we need 90,000 new --
or 90,000 enrollees total, 28,000 new enrollees to become financially viable. could you answer for me what you mean by "financial viable?" if we don't get that what happens? and the second question is 28,000 people is a lot of people. how do you enroll that many people? >> so i'll answer that by saying that number came from our hma consultant engagement and health readiness report that you can find on the city controller's website. what it said, with the growing reliance of the department on the general fund, that the department needed to look for other sources of revenue in order to decrease that reliance on the general fund. and the way to do that was to increase the patients receiving care in our network. and with health care reform, and the move towards more managed care by and large that means moving
towards contracted arrangements, where you pay in advance for the care of the population and incentivize to keep them healthy. that was the consensus of that report that we needed to have 90,000 patients that we're generally responsible for, coordinating their care, in order for enough revenues in our coffers to keep us financially viable. >> so again, thank you very much for that. the idea is that to give 28,000 as the context, that is nearly double of what we're doing now. or nearly 50%; right? >> right. >> so we have to grow some 40-50%. >> right. that 60 -- 62,000 that you see, predominantly includes people in a managed care type of arrangement with the network. it does not include our
fee-for-service medicare patients, we have probably another 15,000-20,000 and when you begin to add that, it makes the leap to 90,000 a little less daunting. >> i see, so just people that are already accessing our system to get them to convert, or to stick with us, is that what you are saying? >> right. >> as opposed to new people that have never touched our system? >> right. so it's always a challenge when we present our numbers, because our patients are in different buckets and sometimes they overlap. there are some that are specifically on capitated arrangement, i can through through san francisco health plan and medi-cal managed through anthem blue [kro-sz/] this are actually fee-for-service, but we manage them as we are their primary provider. so in essence, another way to think about it, we have 62,000 people in the managed care
program, including healthy san francisco and includes healthy workers and have another 15,000 to 20,000 medicare fee-for-service and means we need another 15,000 or so thousand. >> that is more comfortable and with regards to the risk make up, following up on commissioner taylor-mcghee, it would be wonderful to have everyone healthy and know that is difficult. but also, if we're assuming the risks viable -- these are people who are already in our system. so it's people that we're kind of comfortable, down the middle already taking care of. that is what i'm actually seeing you in terms of the risk profiling? >> in terms of new populations? >> yes. >> >> well, we will continue to focus on the traditional
underserved and in terms of that 618,000 circle, those are people who currently have commercial insurance. who one would think would be healthier than our traditional population and could perhaps be a benefit in terms of bringing in additional resources. >> so my last comment, and this is not a question really. we might want to look the at where our competitive advantages are and certainly zuckerberg general hospital that is best in the country and looks great and will be great is a competitive advantage. i know that we have many, many others and we're citywide as opposed to some vendors in the city are more localized. one area versus the other. so we can serve and wide catch. i would be interested in the future of hearing how we promote our many
advantages as a health care system? >> absolutely. that is part of the 3-5-year strategic marketing plan that the fellow is working on and will present to us over the next few months. so we'll definitely be sharing that with you. >> thank you very much. >> commissioner sanchez. >> it's an excellent report. you really covered the waterfront as you read through it, that is what we're really doing and not just in reference to facilities, but in reference to how patients are treated and how we're going market them in future pertaining to quality of services. quality of services that we are still achieving some areas and we heard in earlier presentation about one key critical pathway will be when we have integrated medical records. hopefully we look forward to the director's recommendations, because i think that is part of the
achilles heel and to see sometime in the future -- not now, but if we could sort of having an overview of the continuum of patients flow? are we losing patients in certain areas? i.e., va? veterans? are we losing native-americansin the filipino community? there has been a lot of movement about families being moved out, et cetera. da-da-da, what impact does that have pertaining to the cohort and hopefully with the medical records and others when it finally gets aboard, that will be even more of a thumb's up. so we can identify our
patient population and flow unwhy and sort of like the no-show/show appointment. always of these things -- it's not a critical part, but i think it would give us a little bit insight pertaining to how we sort of navigate the ship as we move forward. >> yes, that is our office of primary care is working on so each can see who are the people coming in and going out of your particular clinic? and are there anythings that we need to do to address any particular negative turn? >> great. thank you. >> thank you. >> i also want to commend you, and the health network for really developing a comprehensive strategy. that within the short year, as commissioner pating pointed out, has really flushed out where you are
going. so my comments are more sort of tweaking a little bit. and most of it is sort of reflected on the payer strategy. i am concerned that as commissioner taylor-mcghee had pointed out, i think we don't want to be in a compete -- not competitive simply because it's competitive, but starting to look at different marketplaces that may not help our total mission as such. and i think that if you got it from report that we should be picking up 15-20% of commercial members, i would like us to review that a little bit more. because you think when you came down to the numbers and understanding it's not really 26% of 618,000 that you need. so these need to really be more carefully thought out and also be focused upon the people for whom we actually are the final
arbiter and not because we are the last, but we're the best; that these people want to be part of our system and want to find a way to be part of it. so our market can reach this, if that is the final viability of 90,000 or so, easy from being the best within the covered california area. which i think is even a better marketplace for our type of services that we offer. and and then one reason for being careful is that some of the commercially insured have an expectation different from our own expectation in terms of our patients, and are often then handled in a different way. you may then find yourself spending a lot of resources to do that for a small segment and not really
be sure that our resources are going for those who are really our core, that we need to be sure to be able to care for. it's sort of classic for a lot of types of plans that have begun with a focus on a particular, either population or need. and then as they expand, suddenly becomes so overexpanded that they are beginning to try to reach out to different areas and before you know it, you are kind of finding that you are pulling back again. >> right. >> i think the expansion a few years ago is a very good example, in which they tried to also go to over to a hawaiian market and what was distracting to them in terms of their core mission to serve the san francisco bay area people. i would suggest that trying to work too much on the commercial
members versus your other three groups, could be a use of resources that may therefore then detract what we can give to the bigger group. and cover california may 80 plus percent subsidized and a population that we really have an advantage over in terms of types of services that we offer, versus the other commercial plans in the marketplace. if you need to pick up, like you say, it's not 15-20%, but might be a portion of that covered california. i think that is much more of a viable market. but obviously this is just merely a suggestion coming from our knowledge of where we are, and trying to be sure that we focus our resources to be sure that when we do patient experience, and so forth,
that we actually put that effort into maybe multiple call centers that we need. >> absolutely. >> rather than somehow setting up a wellness center in pacific heights. those are extremes, but i would really like to see that we focus our resources on the people who actually we are trying mostly to improve their life. >> absolutely. and that is what we are doing. you are right on target. and let me be clear we are by no means ready, nor we'll be ready to do full-board regular commercial contracts. the roadmap as laid out shows covered california is our first major one to go after. so as you know, we have been focusing on last two years and hopefully we'll wrap that up this year. as the consulting engagement, we'll have to do a small test of change and
allows us to test the water. there is a whole series of infrastructure we would have to set up to be able to do commercial contracts. >> as a very small item, smaller, i would say it's not a 3-5-year issue of providing centers of excellence care. because there we can reach out and we have excellence in palliative care and hospice care and rehabilitation, along with some of the specialities at general that are known or trauma of course is also. so i don't think that is a 3-5 year thing and you could seen sell centers of excellence today. i'm fraid afraid, if we don't start looking at where our centers of excellence are, rehabilitation ating
at laguna >> we are in discussions with other systems as to how we market our centers of excellence to their system, where we have that expertise and they don't. >> thank you. commissioners, if we could go on to the pharmacy. >> if you could keep in communication with us and coming back to us and the corporate identity of the health network and as we get closer and closer to honing in on what we are trying to do, i think this conversation with us is hopefully helpful to you and it's helpful tos us. with the safety net, and
safety net plus, maybe we can involve -- i think if l.a. cares as a model that has really made a market in serving public sector, but based on financially viable. and i visited the hall and i can't say enough good things that for me it on director's garcia test, would i want to receive my care my family's care there and i would say definitely yes? it's a warm and welcoming place and yet, how we capture this as a business strategy is, again, i think it's an evolving process. i just want to commend you on it, but keep bringing it back to us as we keep having these conversations. >> we about definitely bring back the marketing and branding back to you. >> not just external marketing, but internal marketing. >> absolutely. >> how we envision ourselves in delivering care. >> sounds like i'm hearing a need for a presentation on our
internal/external marketing? >> whenever you are ready. don't rush it. >> shall we proceed with the pharmacy integration, which i think you are pointing out is an example of how you are moving into being a system. >> yes, that is correct. >> for certain of our services. okay. >> good evening, commissioners. david woods, chief pharmacy officer. i'm here to give you a brief overview of integration of pharmacy services. pharmacy began at integration work more than a decade ago with something that was called the chn pharmacy council. at that time the main point of that group was to really align formularies. and this has evolved into something much for than an alignment.
the integration of pharmacy services is within pharmacy and then we have dotted-line reporting to executives at each of the major sites. this ensures operational alignment, as well as ensuring that the sites get what they need from the pharmacy staff. if you look at our budget, as a group, pharmacy is budgeted for more than $50 million annually. we have a dph-wide budget process, so that we actually do one budget submission for dph pharmacy services for all our pharmaceuticals. this ensures that we do basically a lot of data fact-finding look at national trends and our own trends to put together what we think is the best possible projection for the coming year. we're constantly look at costs, and how we might be able to utilize drug more effectively to reduce costs? one of those measures is with the patient
assistance programs. as you can see from this slide we have over $7 million that we saved last year through the use of free drugs from drug manufacturers in the patient assistance programs. we have 1.5 ftes of pharmacy technicians which do nothing more than help patients enroll these free drug programs for manufacturers. you can see it's well-worth those ftes that we have put into that program. we also have a position called the formulary manager, clinical pharmacist, whose main job is to oversigh see the drug program for healthy san francisco and attends pharmacy and therapeutic commits for laguna honda and general health and san francisco health plan as well, with the goal of providing expertise and evidence-based decision-making and formulary alignment and also help with our cost-savings
measures. pharmacy is a high-volume, high-risk operation. as you can see a very high-volume, if you looking at almost 4 million doses dispensed during fiscal year 14-15. it requires as close as with can get to perfection in order to provide safety as far as operations, technical expertise and training of our staff. one thing which we have done in this last year to improve safety in our operations is an alignment with the vendor called ohmney cell for technology across the dph. so we have aligned and have an exclusive agreement withomni cell to provide alignment from operational, clinical, efficiency perspectives, et cetera. some program highlights for 2015 are developing people, it, and then lean
work. from a workforce development standpoint we have two new pharmacy residency programs which were accredited last year. one is a second-year specialty psych residency, that we do with ucsf and residents go to ucsf and go to behavioral health services and also to sfgh, where they get an outstanding education. and at sfgm we have a new first-year residency pharmacy program, which receives an astounding 6-year accreditation, which is a testament to the great work of this new program. we had a couple of major it implementations this last year. one was in jailhouse services. and the other was in eclinical work implementation at laguna honda hospital and the pharmacy director is also the cmio at laguna honda. this year we're working on contracting for outpatient pharmacy software with a vendor
called qs1 and would like to implement this software at behavioral health services and pharmacies -- the software already existing at laguna honda and would allow the three sites to have similar software and potentially allow us to share procedures, operations and hopefully staff at some point. san francisco general hospital outpatient pharmacy has done some amazing work with lean. it's reduced its wait times from over 2 hours to what is consistently less than 30 minutes right now. they have done this through the use of these sort of lean workshops, which are weeklong workshops where they have actually worked on specific things to improve areas of the pharmacy operations. in these workshops we included staff from laguna honda and ambulatory care and behavioral services to get fresh perspective from the pharmacy perspective, but also so that staff could go back to their
respective sites and spread the word about it. so for example, with laguna honda after they came to a week longest, they brought the huddle process back to the pharmacy and are doing daily huddles in the laguna honda pharmacy. the pharmacy director there is also worked on the a3 project plans with two she is working on as part of her work with lean. there are ether areas of -- there are other areas that we're involved with and taking expertise at one site and sharing it with other sites. for example, when laguna honda wanted to put together a new anti-coagulate clinic, they looked at the standardized procedures that the pharmacy used and pharmacists used there and the operations and took a look at it and they saw what would
work and what might fit at laguna honda when they developed that program? behavioral health has been involved with the dope project for many years and we use the expertise of the pharmacy staff and provider staff there, when we wanted to expand the other areas. operationally, i have hit on most of those already. right now the pharmacy for 2016 is going to be working with human resources on the performance appraisal project. where human resources is looking at the developing an electronic performance appraisal system. because pharmacy is also integrated it makes sense to use pharmacy as one of the pilot sites for that. and so we'll be looking at the different classifications in pharmacy and seeing how that works and how we can learn from it? challenges: so as many of you may have seen, like from the wall street journal at the beginning of
this year, here is a quote from the wall street journal, u.s. prescription drug spending rose 12.2% in 2014, which astounding. we have been able to keep our inflation rates significantly less than that. but this is what wore seeing throughout the country. a week later the washington post noted greater than 10% price inflation during 2015. overall its projections that inflation for pharmaceuticals will increase 20-30% over the next five years. last year there were 45 new drug entities approved by the fda and many of these entities are what many consider to be breakthrough drugs, which offer astounding prospects for our patients. these are drugs which we want to use and make available, but they come at a significant cost. luckily we have an increased
number of reimbursed patients in our system. in fact, all of our -- almost all of our areas do have patients with significant amount of re-, but reimbursement. as the affordable care act has come in, it has gone up dramatically and it's a wonderful thing for us and our ability to provide these drugs. we'll continue to use guidelines and formulary guidelines for these best processes, but we want to use these new drugs and they will come at a pricetag. other challenge that we'll face is the 3 43b program this. a federal drug program, which offers deeply-down discounted drug s to qualified entity. at dph we have two such covered entities and we probably save $2-4 million dollars every year through the us use of the program. the definition of "eligible patient," is much more restrictive than we
currently have. if this goes into effect, we'll definitely have increased costs and the complexity of managing the program will increase as well. the dph and the community clinic consortium are very interested and we actually did submit comments to hrsa during the comment period and we're hoping that they will take our views into account before they put together their final guidance. regardless, we're ready to meet whatever challenges come forward. we have a really strong group, which is helping move our initiatives forward and develop the best care that we can possibly for our patients. this is the leadership team that we have right now in place. happy to answer any questions that you have. >> thank you very much. it seems that if 12% increase in 2014 and 10%, i don't know how you are going to hold it down 20-30% over five years. >> luckily, actually our inflationary increases have not been that.
we have been more in the 4% range here. you can see that patient assistance program number $7 million of costs that we averted through the programs. some of the programs are really restricting their use, especially hepatitis c drugs. so we're probably not going to be able to make use of the programs like we have in in past. why is why i think that 20% inflation rate over five years is probably what we're going to see. we're currently trying to project out a 5% annual inflation rate fighter for the next several years. >> commissioner taylor-mcghee. >> thank you for your report, which was very high-level. i would like to dig in a little bit and ask you a couple of questions about things that i care about. women's reproductive health, whether it's emergency contraception or any other kind of
family-planning measure. how does that fit into your patient care goals? where is that in the scheme of things? also medication management, which i think is really important. you mentioned pain management, but that is different from medication management, as a pharmacist you know that. so give me just a little bit where that fits into the new scheme of things? >> women's health, we have a clinical pharmacist, which we hired in the last three years to look at women's health. she is based at san francisco general hospital and she works with the women's health group there. she also works in the inpatient and clinic environment for them as well. she has been active with that group not only locally, but also with regarding some, i guess, items of interest, nationally. and putting her perspective there. as far as mtm goes this is an area
that pharmacists have a lot to offer regarding medication management. there was a meeting this last month working with san francisco health plan to determine how we might work with them, in partnership, to provide more medication management therapy services. right now the health plan actually has a plan in place where outside pharmacies can provide medication therapy management to outpatients and we're interested seeing if we can use our pharmacists to do that? because especially our ambulatory care pharmacists know these patients just, as well or better than the community pharmacists do and we think it's a really good opportunity to align and provide care, as well as to get some reimbursement back for the pharmacists. right now we're having a conversation with them about that. >> thank you. >> commissioner pating. >> thank you so much. i'm so glad we're having integrated conversations regarding our pharmacy. we're one big system and we
should try to use as much purchasing power as we can and coordinating that way is the way to do it. the biggest thing that has been bothering me, though, when i have gone through my tours that the jail doesn't -- and laguna honda don't get 343b pricing. because i think it's the medicare enrollment rate is the driving factor. is there any other ways that we can get specialty pricing? what about, is there any multi-county collaboratives? what if we linked up with santa clara, los angeles, alameda and the biggest darn purchaser in the country? could that be another way, not to get around 343b, but to work with purchasers to get really good rateds. >> we do get pricing at laguna and behavioral health. obviously it's nothing like you can get with the 340b or
va-level of pricing. there are some collaboratives that the jails have, that we could potentially look at, and i have sat on a number of calls with the state regarding that. it's sticky. it's complicated, and i'm not sure what more we would be able to get in addition to that? i have looked at the possibility of 340b in those sites. where hrsa not coming up with the new definition of "patient," you probably would have a budget initiative for something to do with jail this year. but clearly the draft legislation that hrsa has put out with 340b will clearly not allow that to happen. so if the definition does change, there is something that we might be able to do with the jails as far as from a clinic perspective with 340b, which i think would be a thing to look at. >> i'm really glad that we have smart people like you
coordinating our efforts and looking at it. regarding smartness, the hep c treatment -- not to name the treatment by name is now medical funded. what would be the cost to us if we bought as much and gave away at medical cost as possible to treat our population? are there hidden pharmacy costs we would incur? or would it be strictly a pass-through to get as , as much as this hep c drug to our patients as possible? >> the $7 million in savings, $5 million is probably hepatitis c drugs. when those drugs came out, healthy san francisco patients are eligible. our healthy worker patients, we actually found a way to get that for our healthy worker patients as well.
then initially those medical was denying those until recently in july when they changed their rules and we would actually, if medical denied it would sent to the patient assistance program to get funded that way. now they are being funded through medical. we could pay for those drugs through our farmcy, pharmacy, if we wanted. we wouldn't make much money on it. so those patients do get them in the community. does that answer your question? >> yes, it does. sounds like we have a net savings the way we're currently structuring. >> right now it's a lot of gillad has changed the rules for that program. i didn't speak them out earlier, but they are the ones that have completely changed the eligibility rules for their program and basically they are saying now, we go by the person's insurance. if they have insurance, we go by it and if the insurance says no, we say no. which is different from a
year-ago. so they have really clamped down on that. the other manufacturers have done that less so, but it's once a day and covers most of the genotypes and it's the preferred option. >> can you tell us the cost without a benefit? a beneficiary or payer? >> the cost to a patient would be $70,000 $80,000 for a course. our cost is significantly less than that, if we had to purchase it, but it's still maybe half that. if we had to buy that for a patient. so we're fortunate that healthy san francisco still are eligible, all of those patients are eligible. healthy workers are not currently and we're probably going to street to pay -- have to pay for them at some point. >> with regards to the new computer, we'll be able to hook up to epic;
right? >> that is such a dream of ours. i mean our world, especially in hospitals we sit between the providers and sometimes between the order and between the nurses administering the medication. seamless system can go back and forth, being able to do medrack between laguna and between sf gh and others is a dream of us. it's truly a safety initiative. and efficiency. i mean, there is a huge amount of safety and efficiency that the pharmacy will begin by having an enterprisewide electronic health record and i can't tell you how happy i am with the epic >> that is reassuring. thank you very much. >> whatever we have as an
integrated system. >> uc is epic and sharing resident on the pharmacy side and students, as well as medical trainees. i think most people -- we actually looked at cerner and epic as part of bill kim's process. epic is incredible. >> that is another good reason to try to negotiate with the better pharmacy interface. any further questions? >> excellent program. >> thank you very much. again, a wonderful demonstration of where we have moved forward in terms of integrating across our system. thank you. >> thank you. >> can we go to the next item, please. >> yes, commissioners, item 8 is a resolution authorizing the dph to recommend to the board of supervisors to accept and expand
retroactively a gift of $100,000 to the laguna honda. >> this a very good action item. good afternoon, president chow and members of the health commission and director garcia. we are so grateful to miss molly fleischner, a resident of san francisco, who has generously provided laguna honda a donation of $100,000, specifically -- -- [ inaudible ] who are otherwise unable to obtain them. i am here to request your approval to forward a resolution authorizing the department to recommend to the board of supervisors to accept and expend retroactively the gift of $100,000 from ms. molly fleischner to
the laguna honda fund. i can answer any questions that you may have? thank you. >> thank you. commissioners? >> so moved. >> could you tell us who miss molly fleischner is in terms of her relation with laguna? and what created this very nice gift? >> ms. molly fleischner lives in zip code district and she is a friend of one of our volunteer chaplains. i meet with the volunteer chaplains on an annual basis and we have a conversation. and in october of this year, when i met with one of the volunteer chaplains, she had informed me about ms. molly fleischner's intent to
provide those donations specifically for residents who need assistive technology. >> wonderful. any further questions? there was a motion at had this point to recommend to the board of supervisors to accept this. >> very proud to second the request. >> okay. any further questions? if not, then let us vote on the motion all those in favor, say aye? >> aye. >> all those opposed in motion passes unanimously and we thank you and we thank ms. fleischner. >> thank you, commissioners. item 9 is "other business?" >> any further business, commissioners? we might point out the planning session, which we're hoping will also be instructive in terms of the lean process is scheduled for what date? >> april 19th, i believe or april -- i don't have the calendar in front of me, but it's mid-april. >> thank you. >> great. >> okay.
any further questions? other business that commission wishes to bring up? if not, shall we go on to the next item, please. >> item no. 11 is committee -- i'm sorry, no. 10 is joint conference committee reports and commissioner pating is going to report back from the january 12th laguna honda j cc meeting. >> we heard three reports. one was on the laguna honda hospital palliative care program and again, another model program. both state and in the country. 250 patients go to laguna honda, but i think what was most amazing is compassion and consideration that the staff gives to making end of life care both comfortable and very spiritual experience. so we were hoping that the commission might at one point get to participate in recognizing on an annual basis some
of the wonderful work by recognizing through a memorial of people that passed away at laguna honda and perhaps going agendize it at a future laguna honda meet >> we also talked in the context of that and give you a head's up, it's probably an item that will come up before the san francisco general j cc, which is the issue of physician-assisted dying passed into law and governor signed it and you think laguna honda and san francisco general and health network staff will probably need to establish a policy around it, so there is consistency. that came up at meeting of the lastly, there was a discussion around laguna honda, moving on to a true north scorecard and we were very excited able to to hear the strategic plan and how plan will be implemented and reported out to us on a
regular basis. and then in closed session, we approved a hospital-wide policies and procedures as discussed in the administrator's report. that is what we did. >> thank you >> thank you. this commission of course is interested in palliative care programs. so as you develop something that could be brought forth to the commission, i think we would very much appreciate the update on the assisted dying don't we also need to wait for to be chaptered in law? which i understand is still pending, but according to the palliative care force is still pending. >> thank you for the correction. it's pending a special session of the state legislature and i guess it doesn't get chaptered until it comes out of special session. so i just wanted to give a head's up, when it does, there will probably be a need for further systemwide
discussion on the issue. >> very good. any further questions to commissioner pating? if not, we can move on to the next item, please. >> item 11 is community agenda-setting. >> i think i guess i preempted that already in terms of the planning session. we also have a calendar before us, if anyone has any items that they would question or would like to add to our calendar? if you don't have it right now, if you would bring that to mr. mora's tension. >> next item then. >> closed session will be deferred because the documents were not ready. it's a simple administrative item and to move on to to consideration of adjournment. >> fine. motion of adjournment is in order. >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor, please say aye? >> aye. >> all opposed?
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it was one of those things. all right, now behold. you know what that is? >> what is that? >> cookies and cream. >> oh, they are beautiful. >> yes, so we got to get --. >> all right, all right. we treat the cookies like wine tasting. i don't ever want anybody to bite into a cookie and not get what they want to get. we're training staff because they can look at the cookie and tell if it's wrong. >> oh, here we go. >> you smell it and then you taste it, clean the plat palate with the milk. >> i could be a professional painter because i know how to do this. >> i can tell that it's a
really nice shell, that nice crunch. >> but inside. >> oh, my god. so you are going to -- cheat a little bit. i had to give you a heads up on that. >> what's happening tomorrow? these cookies, there's a lot of love in these cookies. i don't know how else to say it. it really just makes me so happy. man, you bake a mean cookie, anthony. >> i know. people really know if they are getting something made with love. >> aww >> you know, you can't fool people. they know if you are taking shortcuts here and there. they can eat something and tell the care that went into it. they get what they expect. >> uh-huh.
>> system development and things like that. >> sounds so technical. >> i'm an engineer. >> that's right, that's right. cookies are so good, drove all other thoughts out of my head. thank you for taking time out it talk to us about what you do and the love with which you do it. we appreciate your time here on quick bites. i hope you've enjoyed our delicious tale of defendant 93 and dessert. as for me, my search is over. those reviews did not lie. in fact, i'm thinking of one of my very own. some things you just have it experience for yourself. to learn more about anthony's cookies, visit him on the web
at anthoniescookies.com. if you want to watch some of our other episodes at sfquickbites/tumbler.com. see >> hi, i'm with building san francisco. and we have a special program of stay safe today where we're going to talk about what you can do to your home after an earthquake to make it waterproof and to be more comfortable. we're here at spur in san francisco, this wonderful exhibit of safe enough to stay. and this is an example of what your home might be like after an earthquake. and we have today with us ben latimer from tvan.
thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about things you can do you don't have to be a professional contractor to make your home more livable after an earthquake. >> i want to talk about things a homeowner can do. we have comfort and we have things like a little bit of maybe safety if your front door is ajar and waterproofing if you have a leak in your roof, or if you have broken glass on the window. >> so unr, one of the most important fib use is keeping outside out and inside in. let's look at windows. >> let's assume this window is broken in the earthquake. we have wind and rain blowing in. one of the most important things you need to do as a homeowner is secure the plastic properly. if you just take staples or nails and put them into the plastic, we're going to get a strong wind and rip it right off. what i'm going to have somebody do is they're going to have -- this is an old piece of shingle. you might have -- everybody has a piece of wood in their basement. it doesn't have to be fancy.
they take out this rusty screw begun, and hopefully you have one of these. >> there is one at the neighborhood support center. >> at the neighborhood support center. you're going to wrap this plastic around this board, take your screw. and then screw that in. >> you need a permit for this? >> you do need a permit for this. and you can contact the former head building inspector to get that permit. that's it. now when the wind blows, it's tight and it's not going to pull through, having a single point of contact. >> great. what about this door? take a look at this door. what can you do? let's say it doesn't shut tight. what can you do? >> for the sake of argument, we're on the inside. i can't lock my door at night. i have a very similar, very similar idea. i'm going to take my 2 by 4. i can put it across the jamb in the door.
one. two. maybe i want another one up here, maybe another one down there. but i can go to sleep. and that quickly, i can get it off in the morning. >> terrific. what about the roof up here? we see people throw blue tarps over their roof after an earthquake. that seems reasonable. >> i think the blue tarp is reasonable. the things that people want to know that they need to know is if you have multiple tarps, how you overlap. starting from the bottom and moving up so that you're overlapping this way. so, rain running down doesn't slide under your tarp. >> right. >> and the same technique we did over here, as silly as it may sound, wrapping the end of that blue tarp with your board and then securing that if you can underneath, if you have to on top is fine. but making sure that you don't have an area where the wind is going to get under and bill owe that tarp. >> the wind can rip it right off. >> and then you're back up there again. >> let's go inside and check out what we can do inside.
>> old fun. here we go. >> so, ben, i see you have nails, universal tool right here. >> man's best friend. duct tape. let me show you a couple things we can use this for after an earthquake. this window right here, because it's off kilter, we have open seams all along. i have a lot of air coming through. i want to stay comfortable at night. i want to keep that air out. it's as simple as that, all the way around. >> excellent. >> now i don't have any air coming in. let's say this one is one that would annoy me. everything is a little off. my doors won't stay closed. i take a piece of my favorite duct tape here, close it up. and at least it will stay out of my way when i'm trying to live throughout my day. if we're not talking about pressurized water, we're talking about just the drain, sometimes they're going to get a crack here. >> right, sure. >> and you're going to get a leak. duct tape around that is going to help us get through until we can get a plumber out and get that fixed as well. let's say we only have
electricity in one room, so we're running extension cords across the house. if i'm going to run an extension cord from one room to the other, i don't want kids tripping on it. i don't want to trippon it. i take my trusty duct tape, tape it to the floor, and i don't have to worry about it getting kicked. >> great, great. look at this. let's look at the duct tape here because we see a big -- >> yes. in the event of an earthquake, i don't think we're going to have too many -- too much debris that's safe to put into a plastic bag, even as strong as it might be. these are called vice bags. this is what they use to put rice and things when they ship it. this is something where i take my glass, i can take broken pieces of wood, i can take anything sharp and fill it. and it's not going to puncture and come out. it's not going to fall all over the floor. i've not going to have it sticking out, maybe scratch myself, cut myself or anything like that. these are a great thing to have. >> you have a little go-to box for emergencies. that's great. thanks very much for joining
us, ben. it's really been interesting. and i want to thank you all for joining us here at the spur urban center. and we'll see you again >> all right good morning, everyone welcome to our tuesday, january, 12th, plans and programs, meeting of the san francisco plans and programs. i'm the chair commissioner tang and to my right, with he have norman yee and we would like to welcome today, peskin and with that we have our clerk, and with the sfgtv would like to thank. and now if we can go to roll call please. snechlt item one, breed? breed, absent. farrell.
absent. >> peskin. present. >> yee. >> present. >> and tang. necht present. >> item two, citizen's advisory committee report, this is an information item. >> this is short because of the year end holidays the citizen advisory committee did not meet in december and so there will not be no report today and they will be back here next month to report. >> thank you any public on comment on item two? seeing none, closed. item three? snechlt approve the minutes of the december, 8, 2015 meeting, public comment, seeing none, public comment is closed. and item three, minutes are adopted. >> let's do the roll call. >> item three. >> should i abstain from this since i whats not at the december, 8th meeting? >> we do need three people. ; is
that correct? ? >> i am happy to vote for it. >> i believe that we may have the minutes here. should we just maybe pass them along. >> i reviewed them. okay. since we need three votes, if there are no issues and we can go to the roll call vote on that. >> item three, breed. absent. >> farrell. >> absent. peskin. >> aye. tang, >> aye. >> yee? snechlt aye. >> minutes are approved. >> item four, please? >> recommend appointment of two members to the geary corridor bus rapid transit advisory committee this is action. >> thank you, we have mike here. >> good morning, the project seeks to implement the bus travel time for liability and improvements along the corridor, a public comment, period on the draft, and the eir was held in
october and november and responses to the comments are being prepared now. and the final, eir is planned for release in the spring of 2016. geary project has a dead indicated meeting, that meets to provide input. the structure as shown in the memo and includes, the neighborhood based and at large, seats. and current numbers are shown in the memo and attachment one, there are two vacancies to address, for the seats, with the japan town, fillmore area. hosimoto is seeking reappointment, and one resigns, there are three eligible, candidate, and the information is summarized in attachment two. and found in attachment three. candidates are not required to appear before this committee. push pu
thank you, would you like to come up and speak for two to three minutes. snechlt thank you for having me. my name is william and i have played for the committee, and i will be brief. i have lived there for ten years and i have ridden, ten to 15 times and so i have seen the best and the worst of it. >> i am also an attorney, and i have the experience with. erichlt, and not be lost, when going through that stuff. so i am happy to take any questions, otherwise i will submit my application. >> from my
understanding because these are the japan town, fillmore appointments. we do understand that commissioner breed would like to recommend the appointment of richard hoshimoto who is serving on the committee and don't have a recommendation to the second position and given that she is not here, if it is okay, i would like to postpone that decision, until she has made a decision, or can show up at a meeting to discuss. does that sound good. okay. all right then, so with that, then, maybe perhaps we can go to the public comment, first? any members of the public that would like to speak on ilt em four? seeing none, public comment is closed. if we could get a position to that effect? >> moved. >> moved by commissioner, yee and seconded by peskin and with that, we are going to be
appointing richard to the reappointment and continuing the other seat, until further date. item five, please? >> recommend allegation of $170,000 in prop k funds, to the san francisco municipal, transportation agency for the bicycle safety and educational out reach, and for the cash flow, distribution schedules. >> thank you, we have chad here and the senior, transportation planner and we have john, white from mta as well. good morning, and chad, with the transportation, authority and we have just one request for allocations today and that is $170,000 from the sfmta for the prop k funds for the support and the development of a 20 month, bike safety, and out reach, program, it includes, elbility and specifically for bike, safety and out reach, practice mz in the bike category. and there are $170,000 is just a
portion of the over all, 2.3, million available in the bike category. in the passed, the authority has allocated funds to the sfmta for the classes and the workday events and, out reach, promotional and effort and with this round, sfmta is going forward with a new approach and will issue a request for proposals with the respond goals put together by the sfmta. the program will have three tiers, the largest will be a city wide event and maybe, soming similar to what we have had in the past and in san francisco, as the bike to workday, and a little tooir tier that is less frequent, the issues around biking and looking specifically at commuting to work, and then the third tier will be bicycle education, and delivering in the city for the past years. and so the program, will
probably deliver these, three tiers over 20 months and starting in march of 2016, and be completed by 17, with the sfmta doing evaluation of how the programs are going and to inform the programs that the sfmta will put out there, and it includes, the funding for the contractor and the smfta and that would be used for the procurement process, and the over all project management and evaluati evaluation. and it increases in actual, biking, to which the mode chair in terms of the programs and increases in safety, knowledge by the people who have attended, the focus more on the increase in safety for the people biking in san francisco. with that i am happy to take questions and we do have a staff member on hand to address the questions. >> thank you, i know that commissioner yee has a question, first i would like to ask that you are did explain that we are doing it differently this time
we are doing a one time instead of separate contracts, could you talk about how that might change things and improve, the way that things have been done in the past? through the defense in allocations? >> i am going to have craig, come up and speak to some of those. >> good morning, by adopting a comprehensive approach, we hope to look at them whole list tickly to evaluate them through one contractor rather than having to manage these efforts piece meal. and we can look at doing the out reach sorry. yeah, so it is our, it is our goal to be able to have a more comprehensive approach.
>> okay. i know that you also, or chad mentioned the piece evaluation, i know from the previous meetings that something that several, of the commissioners highlighted that is important to do, and i am glad that see that is part of it, because we senator certainty want to know how they are, and if we need fine tuning and hopefully we can receive the presentations on how effective the programs are. and commissioner peskin has a question. >> through the chair, have you selected or rfp and has there been a selection? >> we have no the yet. >> so i guess, maybe this is a question to my colleagues on the panel, and sorry, it has been a few years since i have been here, but why would we disburse the funds before they have done the rfp process and we know has been selected? >> i mean, i would like to throw
that question back to the ta and explain, i mean this is a different process than what we have done before. but if you can discuss why. >> okay, if they are going to start? march, which is 60 days from now, and they have not even with the rfp out yet, . >> it is the policy to have funds allocated before a contract is advertised or awarded. and also, the agencies need funds in place in order to procure, the contracts and so, it has been, how we have advanced contracts. there are certainly opportunities for reporting back from the agencies once the contract has been awarded on the scope of work, as awarded, if you wish. i guess the fundamentally questioning that policy. i certainly think that we should
say, yes, go out and advertise it, i mean is there ccy is a w for us to reserve the funds that we know that the qualified outfit has been selected. i mean that is not a question to you, that is a question to my colleagues. >> i guess that through, you know, through the report, i would just ask, i understand that this is how, the ta has been doing things, but is there also potentially a way to allocate the sufficient, funds to the department, to actually do the rfp and then save the remaining portion for the actual, contract for later approval? do we divide it that way? >> we certainly, could, and it would bring the agencies back to the board with the awarded scope, in addition, to the opportunity to weigh in on the scope before it is advertised, which this opportunity provides. so if there are particular, aspects of policy, or direction that you would like to give to the agencies, before they go out, with an rfp on the street this is the opportunity.
we can certainly, do a commitment to allocate, for the portion of funds that are anticipated to be used on the contract. which would allow for the agencies to advertise, i don't know if it will allow them to award a contract. i don't think so. until you, or the board, acts to allocate, i would just want to put out there, that it may slightly impact schedule. whether that has a huge, impact on the progression of the bike program, but it may impact the schedule by a few weeks. >> i think that judging from the tone here, i think that is probably what we would feel comfortable. i don't know if you can tell us now what that break down of the funding would be? >> i believe that it is in the budget, that it allows for the portion that is for agency, staff, verses the contract, that about 150,000 of allocation is
anticipated for the contract. and one other thing, this is maybe, a minor detail, but on page, 31 of the packet, my staff actually wilson did catch this. we want to clarify, whether the tran sit, planner three for the 5290 classification, if you punch that in it brings in the planner four and so i just wanted to make sure that was accurate. >> thank you for catching that. you are correct and it should be a transit planner four and we can up date that. >> okay. so, why don't we go to a question from commissioner yee first. >> when you talked about the allocation of staff time and you mentioned evaluation, where is the cost to indicate, that for the evaluation, through the 20,000 or the 149,000?
>> yeah, i believe that it is the $20,000, of the mta staff waiver chl >> so the staff is doing the evaluation. >> working with the consultant, correct. >> and is it something, to get any funds for this? >> the evaluation, specifically? >> yes. >> i believe that there will be developed in coordination with them. and so it would be, the staff would give the evaluation, yes. but we would be, working with the consultant on it as well. >> is there any cost from the consultant? >> and that. >> i am just curious because it is not down where and it is not snowing if we are paying a consultant or not. and it seems like it is, and it is depending on the cost of the consultant, it should be a line item. >> yeah, that i am not sure. but i would be happy to get back to you on that. >> okay. so perhaps, then, the next time
you know, the subsequent, item is before us, then, just to be able to see a better break down. because i know that it is kind of broken down into, you know, the three tiers and the types of events that you want to accomplish. through the contract. and it talks about the types of people, and the number of attendance that you want to reach and as commissioner lee mentioned we want to see a break down in terms of who is going to be doing or funding the evaluations and so forth. that would be great. >> sorry, and part of that will ultimately depend on the response to the rfp. >> okay. okay. any other questions commissioner yee? >> no. >> okay. so, then, at this time, i think that per our earlier discussion, then, i think that we would probably all feel comfortable, again, breaking down the contract and issue the fund that is needed to get the rfp out and save the approvals for the actual, contract awarding at a different time. okay? >> just to clarify.
one option is to allocate, all of the funds at this time and to put $160,000 or you know, everything, except for what is required, to advertise the contract, and put that on reserve, pending the release of funds by the plans and programs committee. and that is one option. or we can put the funds in the commit to allocate box if you will that will require authority board action to allocate. >> i guess, commissioner breed? >> just a point of clarification, is it possible just to allocate the funds and return to the plans and programs committee for the approval of after the selection process is completed? can we add that in the language of the resolution? >> yes. we certainly can. >> okay. >> well i am open to either option. so i will leave it up to my colleagues to decide, i think that will give us the authority to address what the concerns are, we want to make sure if there is a fair process, we want
to make sure that we have inpoo ut in that process and we understand, exactly who the funds are allocated to. and so i think that either, way would work to either include in the resolution, a hold on the specific, amount of funds, or to include in the resolution, final pending final approval of the transportation authority. either one would work for me. >> okay. well would you like to make a motion to that effect? >> it depends. and seconded by commissioner peskin. >> all right. >> so we will amend the resolution. and any other questions or comments, from committee members? i think that my other question, touching upon this contract issue was that i asked, mta to also provide a bit of an up date to you know, the capitol, fito things because as we all know, the prop k funds can go to capitol improvements and i
budget, process to finalize, which corridors will be moving through the process for implementation. >> all right, thank you very much. so, again, any other questions or comments? then on this item? no? okay, then, so for item four, then, i will at this time, open it up for public comment, then. i am sorry, item five. wait, item five. seeing none and it is closed. we had amended the resolution to part out the funding so that there is further approval needed at the plans and programs, committee and could i have a motion on the entire item itself? all right, commissioner, breed moved to approve the item, and second ld by commissioner, peskin thank you very much. >> and the house is changed and the roll call. >> item five, breed. >> aye. >> fer el. >> absent. >> peskin.
>> aye. >> tang. >> aye. >> yee. >> aye. >> the amended item passes. >> all right. thank you and now if we can move on to item 6, please. and for item 6 we also have ana lafort. >> item six, neighborhood transportation improvement program, up date, this is an information item. >> good morning, supervisors. i am pleased to be presenting an up date on the neighborhood, transportation, improvement program just over one year since its creation. if you will allow me just a few moments to say a few thank yous. i would like to thank you, and your aids for working so closely with sfcta and mta staff on developing the skoepz and the projects. it has been, immensely helpful to get the back back early and i would also like to thank, craig who is here today and he is the
sfmta coordinator who has been a great co-partner in this. and the project manager, that both the ta and the sfmta and as well as the planning department and received the funds for implementing the two projects and lastly, i would like to thank, tad who will be leaving the transportation authority to join, sfmta staff in a few weeks and so we wish him well at the sathly. >> and we know that we will continue to work with him. >> the program as i will refer to it, so, going forward. in 2014, the transportation, authority board adopted san francisco long range transportation plan, or the san francisco transportation plan, sftp, and advanced the investment for the sftp, and it implementation in the first five years with the adoption of the funding priorities and created the n-tip, program and so what
is n-tip and why did we develop it? and so it is really a response to technical analysis that was done as part of the sftp and giving and we found that giving consideration to how we develop the projects and where we build the projects by the projects in particul particular. we heard from the board and the public is that we need to focus on neighborhoods and other under serveda irz that don't have an accomplished pipeline of projects. so that they are able to be implemented when grants become available. and agencies are prioritizing their capitol plans. we also, heard that we need to strengthen the project, delivery pipeline so that we can get these projects in the ground. and so just to recap, it is to build community awareness, and
an ability and capacity, to provide input into the planning process. get establishing a steady pipeline of projects and areas that are typically or have historically been under served and then in the communities of concern rand as an overview, the bus to arm, there is 100,000 predict, per, district, and this is over a five year period thashgs is started in the fiscal year, 14, 15, and soar in year two of the five year period, and prop k, should leverage on funds to deliver, two neighborhood scale projects, small to mid sized projects and levelling is core to the prop k program and it continues to be core to the ntip, primarily on the capitol side. and there is also, funding for program, development for sfmta
and to work together and to help to develop the projects. this outlines the amount of funds that are available predict and the amount that have been allocated to date and the funz that are remaining, we allocated six planning projects and three, capitol projects and in the subsequent, slides i will review what the status of those projects is. this is a map of p the projects that we funded, and the three capitol, and a little blurry on the screen and it shows the spread of the projects throughout the city. we have already, seen a number of positive results from the ntip program. from the projects that are out and run and this highlights a few of those out comes on the
planning side. and we have been working to advance, the projects, possibly sooner, than they otherwise would have advanced. and including a wide range of community involvement that has been taylored for the project and you will see that demonstrated throughout the presentation, and the planning project, recommendations that the envision would become the capitol projects and establishing the pipeline obama the capital size, advancing projects quicker, and such as the v cha vez area or the projects that you will see further in the presentation and improving competitiveness, when the funds were put on the design phase and then it obtained the funds from the active transportation program, for construction. and so, advancing projects to show a demonstration of the
local support. for the district one projects, for the dis one project, rather, for this is annual , allocation, and as you heard, craig just describe the work that the mta is doing to prioritize, the capitol projects stemming from the bicycle strategy, this is picking a few of the corridors and the district one, and then advancing those as a stand alone, planning effort and this is for the safe walking and biking along the east and 23rd avenue as well as along a. rguello. and we can mending improvements for further study and the improvements on the corridor and coming up with designs for arguello and has completed that work and has multiple rounds of ouft reach that has been conducted. and the next round of public participation on is schedule for january, 28th, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and for the folks watching
at home you can meet at the north east corner for the walk through that will be conducted at that time. and additional for this plan and the final report will come to the transportation, authority, board or sorry for the plans and program's complitty for adoption in june of 2016, as is the ka israel for all of the planning projects they will come back to the board for adoption. district two, the planning project funds have been allocated to sfcta for managing access for the crooked street portion which is determined the crookedest street in the world this is to evaluate and identify the circulation and we want to keep the street's character and manage congestion and avoid, spill over, but recognizing that
there is, there is an issue to be at least, explored for how to manage this street's access. we have completed the condition analysis and we have done a first round of out reach, regarding condition and solutions working closely with superintendent far ral's office and will will work to bring it over the coming months and bring a final report in may of 2016, a lot of these reports will be coming doo you in may june and july that you will be seeing several presentations on these planning studies. for the capitol projects, the lumard street, and this is the larger corridor, project for the pedestrian and transit improvements and this is to be done ahead of the cal transpaving project, schedule for 2018.
the scope of work includes 19 but and pedestrian bulbouts and mta has been working on this for the last several months and working to complete, engineering and working closely with the supervisor's office and with the public and also with cal transto come up with the design recommendations and integrate the feedback into the designs complicated as far as the number of agencies and there is a high level of enter agency, coordination and design and environmental and cost, estimates and construction. and so that is something that has been able to be advanced with the funds, and the prop k, funds are levelling as i mentioned the regional acting transportation grant and the general obligation bonds for the construction phase and it is an advertise indicated to be done this summer. >> the next project is the
kearny street, for transit and performance and bike facilities and the project, limits are on kearny and montgomery from market to broad way and from washington to clay. sfmta has reviewed, existing conditions and has been putting together, work for out reach, and plans to do the final report, approximately, one year out from today. >> commissioner peskin has a question. >> i am new to this panel, and i have done a little bit of out reach to community groups in the area that i think that have actually worked with mta in the past that sounds to me like some of this has already been studied. i would love the opportunity to
meet with you and your staff is maybe we can put a little pause on this until we do that? >> okay. >> certainly, all right. thank you. >> and i believe that the project manager is here as well. so he is hearing it first hand. and will work together on that. with your office. >> for the district five, the western plan, this has been a project that is focused on pedestrian safety, and security, throughout the project area. and i have a map on the subsequent page, but it is geary and fulton are the general areas for outlining the project area. $100,000 has been allocated and these funds are a community, based and so we are seeing the leveraging on the planning side and in addition to the capitol
side. >> mta is partnering with mo magic and the existing condition analysis, and they are nearing the second round of out reach, and completing that and will integrate all of the feedback that has been done into a final report, which is expected in march of 2017 p. and the $100,000 for the study and to minimize the impacts of the potential future development of the reservoir, and the future and current activity at the city college and the activities in the side, and the sunny side,
and we expect a final report to be issued in october of 2016, and the project team, involved with sfmta as well as cal trans. and just to make a plug, if you were interested in getting involved www.sfcta.org/with a low on the left, high on the right, >> next up is cesar chavez., and this is to advance the design of wider, multiuse or separated bike and pedestrian path to make-up grades, lighting plans,
for the interchange, area. and so the public works has already, surveyed the key areas, and it is coming up with the initial, lighting plans, and mta has had a walking audit of the area and working closely with the bike coalition, and supervisor cohen's office and other stake holders, and has actually performed a walk through of the project area. and this project stems from the transportation, authority, 2015, neighborhood, transportation plan, and for, a weak design for constructing the bulbouts with the planting at five intersections and in the area,
and the terrace and the public housing sites and we are expecting to be completed in 2016, but we are working to get a revised, and this is part of the parks program which has been implementing a host of projects in 2015. >> just a question, who would be responsible for maintenance? >> that is a good question, unless somebody behind me knows the answer, i will get back to you. i don't want to say the wrong, agency, so let me get back to you. >> okay, because i am concerned, always, when we make improvements, and we beautify neighborhoods, and no one takes responsibility this happened to us on corridor with the trees and some of the improvements made and i just want to make sure that things that could be
used to work with the folks who live there to have them actively involved in some way and i just want to make sthur that when the improvements are done, they are maintained and supported by the community in some way, thank you. >> all right, thank you for your questions. >> okay. >> and the final slide, is for the current and the future scoping efforts and so the ntip, planning fund has yet to be allocated for districts 4, 6, 8, 10, and 11, so we have allocated for six and these are five of the districts that remain, to have funds allocated for projects. the ntip capitol funds are available for every district, two of the district to highlight, where there is active, project, development,
and are district six, for the pedestrian, safety, and soma youth, family zone and this is for the planning project that the board will likely see in march. and also, for the golden gate, buffered bicycle lane that you will see next month in february as well as the mid block crossings at bessie and that will be a capitol project, actually the last two would be capitol projects. and in district eleven for the san jose, gene va would be for planning and working with the station area, and cac and mta and bart, ta and a host of agencies on coming up with the best projects scope to advance and working closely with supervisor avalos as well as the traffic calming locations in the area. and we also look forward to
working with chair tang. as well as others, to advance, projects in the other districts as well. so if you have any questions. there are several, project managers here to answer questions, that you might have. >> all right, thank you very much for your presentation. and any other questions or comments from committee members? >> okay, i just say that i do appreciate the ntip program. and if you put in place, and we do look forward to continuing working with you on this. and so, at this time, then i would like to see if there is any member of the p you believe that would like to speak on item six? seeing none, item six, the public comment is closed. and if we can get a motion on item six, please? >> information. >> i am sorry, it is an information item. and since, we have commissioner breed here, i apologize, i would like us to go back then to item four, on the geary brt, cac. and apologize, to keep the am mrip applicants waiting.
>> thank you, and thank you. commissioner tang i just want to express my appreciation to the members here for appointing richard hoshimoto and i know that we have another, seat that we want to fill today. and he has been very involved with all things related to japan town, and geary and the corridor in that particular area and he has been instrumental in helping us, move things forward. and make the appropriate changes and he has been a great, representative for the community. and so i am gla glad that he will be continuing his service and with that, i know that there are two applicants and at this time, i guess, they can come forward to express their interest, starting with fong is the last name is that person here? >> commissioner breed, we just had one other applicant who was
here today, newsome who gave a presentation, if you like to call him up again. >> if you could come up? >> thank you. >> thank you, commissioners. >> sorry i missed it, but i did take a look at your application and the other application, i was really impressed and if you could give me an overview of your desire to serve and what you want to do on the committee, that would be great. i have lived in your district, and the entire time that i have been there and i would love to anything that i can to improve it, and i am an attorney and i have some experience with eirs and eis and some understanding of what is going on there and i have a vested interest in doing that i can to improve it and the neighborhoods around it. >> and did you look at the meeting schedule, on the number of meetings and how often they meet and the time, that is
involved and investing in those meetings as well? >> i did. and it doesn't seem unreasonable at all. >> attendance is really important to me, and so i just want to make sure that you are prepared to commit to time in order to represent our community, on this committee. and so, thank you for your interest, in serving. and i am happy to support, moving your name forward. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> thank you for being here. so, it sounds like why don't we go and re-scind the vote for item four. so moved. >> moved by breed, and seconded by yee. all right, so we have, and now commissioner breed do you want a make a motion? >> okay. i would like to make a motion to reappoint is this the are we re-scinding? >> for the whole entire thing. >> i would like to reappoint,
richard hoshimoto and also to appoint, william, newsome. >> is there a second to that >> seconded by yee, thank you very much. and why don't we do, i guess that we could take this without, objection or actually you know what? we will do the roll call in case. because commissioner breed was not here earlier. >> and take a public comment. >> okay. >> any members of the public who wish to speak on item four? >> all right. thank you any other members of the public? >> seeing none, closed. >> on the motion to reappoint, hoshimoto and new so many. >> breed. >> aye. >> far ral? >> absent. >> peskin. >> aye. >> tang. >> aye. >> yee. >> aye. >> the item passes. >> thank you and congratulations to our appointments. all right. and now let's move on to item 7, please. >> item 7
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>> and the adjournment, thank you. >> our meeting is adjourned. >> a lot a ton with the community and we say to ourselves, there is this one and this one. we all compartmentalize them, we have our own agenda. our agenda is to create great work. if you are interested in that, you are part of our community.
>> hello and welcome to brava theater. >> we are trying to figure out a way to make a space where theater and presentation of live work is something that you think of the same way that you think of going to the movies. of course, it has been complex in terms of economics, as it is for everyone now. artistically, we have done over 35 projects in four seasons, from producing dance, theater, presenting music, having a full- scale education program, and having more than 50,000 visitors in the building almost every year. a lot of our emerging artists to generate their first projects here, which is great. then we continue to try to support figuring out where those
works can go. we have been blessed to have that work produced in new york, going on to the edinburgh festival, the warsaw theater festival. to me, those are great things when you can watch artists who think there is nowhere else that might be interested in you being a woman of color and telling your story and then getting excited about it. that is our biggest accomplishment. having artists have become better artists. what is. sheri coming back to brava, here you have this establish, amazing writer who has won a clue -- slew of awards. now she gets to director and work. even though she is this amazing, established writer, the truth is, she is being nurtured as a director and is being given some space to direct. >> the play is described as
ceremony and -- where ceremony and theater me. in the indigenous tradition, when you turn 52, it is like the completion of an important era. the importance of the ceremony is to say, you are 52. whenever you have been caring for the first 52 years, it is time to let it go. really, here, they have given me carte blanche to do this. i think it is nice for me, in the sense of coming back 25 years later and seeing personally my own evolution as an artist and thinker. the whole effort to put the chicano or indigenous woman's experience on center stage is, in itself, for euro-american theaters, a radical position. because of the state of theater,
it is a hard roll to hold up in institution. it is a hard road. i am looking at where we are 25 years later in the bay area, looking at how hard it is for us to strive to keep our theater is going, etc. i like to think that i'm not struggling quite as hard, personally, but what i mean by that, the intention, the commitment. particularly, to produce works that would not be produced in other places, and also to really nurture women of color artists. i think that is something that has not shifted for me in those 25 years, and it is good to see that brava remains committed to that kind of work. ♪ >> when people talk about the
reflection of the community, we can only go from what we have on our staff. we have a south asian managing director, south african artistic director, latino community out rich person. aside from the staff, the other people, artists that we work with being a reflection of us, yes, the community is changing, but brava has always tried to be ahead of that trend. when i came in, i tried to make it about the work that shows the eclectic mission district, as well as serving the mission. those are the types of things that i feel build one brava is
>> hi everybody, we down here at the /ep is a center which is our pop up space down here in san francisco where we operate a store front to educate the policy from the home owner who has center which is our pop up space down here in san francisco where we operate a store front to educate the policy from the home owner who has never done anything in the house to the most advanced structure engineers we have working around here. we we're going to here from kelly to talk a little bit about san francisco. how are you doing kelly? >> very well, thank you for having us here. >> in front of us, we have a typical soft story building. when i see this, i think this is some of the most beautiful architecture our city has. a lot of people don't know these
are problematic buildings. why don't you tell us about some of the risks he we have in these buildings? >> soft stories are vulnerable in past earthquakes and the northridge earthquake to this type of building and character of building. when we talk about the soft story, what we're talking about is generally a ground story that has less wall or other /pwraeugs to resist the lateral forces that might be imposed by the earthquake. so we're looking for something that is particularly weak or soft in this ground story. now, this is a wonderful example of what some of the residential buildings that are soft stories in san francisco look like. and the 1 thing that i would point out here is that the upper force of this building have residential units. they have not only a fair amount of wall around the exterior of the building but they also have
very extensive walls in the interior and bathrooms and bedrooms and corridors and everything that has a certificate amount of brazing yea it's significantly less country /srabl in those stories. now very often, we get even a garage or storage or sometimes commercial occupancy in this ground story. that very often not only has a whole lot less perimeter wall but it often has little or no wall on the interior. that wall is the earthquake bracing and so he see very significant bracing in the top floor and very little on the bottom. when the earthquake comes and hits, it tries to push that ground floor over and there's very little that keeps it from moving and degrading and eventually /paoerblly keeping it from a collapse occurring. so we know they're vulnerable because
of this ground story collapsing >> is this only a problem we see in sentence france? san francisco? >> no, this is certainly a national problem. more acute in western but more up to california, washington, moving out into other states. this kind of building exist and this kind of building is vulnerable. >> when you're involved with the community safety, this is a different way of thinking about these types of things. we had a community group of over 100 people involved and upper 1 of them. tell us about * how that conversation went. why did we decide as a city or a community to start fixing these types of buildings? >> there were a lot of aspects that were considered well beyond just the engineering answer that these are vulnerable. and that effort brought in a lot of people from different aspects of the community that looked at the importance of these buildings
to the housing stock and the possible ramifications of losing this /houbgs in the case of an earthquake. the financial implications, the historic preserve vacation s implication as you mentioned, these are very handsome looking buildings that are importance to the tourist city ask which make san francisco something that people are interested from outside in coming and visiting. >> it's such animation story when you think about the 10 years that the community spent talking about this /seurb but we actually did something about it. now we have an order unanimouses put in place to protect 100,000 residents in san francisco and retrospective in 2020. so on behalf of residents and employees in san francisco, we want to say thank you for the work you've done in pushing this forward and making people more aware of these issues. >> and it was a fantastic
community effort. >> so in an earth quake, what happens in these kinds of buildings? >> what happens when an earthquake comes along is it moves the ground both horizontally and vertically. it's mostly the horizontal that we're worried about. it starts moving the building back and forth and pushing on it. when you see i'm pushing on it, the upper stiff of the wall stay straight up but the lower floors, they actually collapse just like i did there. >> luckily, we can put this building right back up where it came from so it's a lot easier. now kelly, obviously these aren't real frame walls here but when you talk about buildings, what makes the property for stiff? >> the easiest and most cost-effective type of bracing you can put in is either put in a brand new wall or to potentially go in
and strengthen a wall that's already there where you don't need to have an opening is where you maybe have a garage door or access to commercial space, you might go to a steel frame or other types of bracing systems that provides the strength and stiff if necessary but at the same time, allows continued use of that area. but some combination of walls or frames or other tools that are in the tool kit that can bring the building up to the strength that's required in order to remove the vulnerability from the building so that when ground shaking comes, it in fact is a whole lot more resistant and less vulnerable. ideally, this story down here would be made as strong and stiff as the floors above. >> if i'm a property owner, what is the first thing i should do? >> the first thing you should do is
find professional that can come in and help you evaluate your building in order to, 1, figure out that indeed it does need to be retro fitted and 2, give you some idea of what that retro fit might look like. and third, evaluation and design to help you determine the retro fit requirement. >> well kelly, i can't thank you enough for being here today. thank you so much for your wealth of information on how we can take care of our soft story problem in san francisco. and you the viewer, if you have any questions, please feel free to visit our website . >> >> flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> commissioner president loftus i'd l